puppha wrote: Reductor wrote:
My own wife often used to use the 'brother' and 'sister' tags for her fellow christians, although she does it far less now-a-days. Some people in our life will always be 'brother' and 'sister', though ('brother' is short for 'brother in the law', she says
probably means the same as 'brother in christ').
Is your wife a born-again christian as well? For how long?
Mine has been a born-again for almost a year and a half now. She is still quite in full swing of a rediscovered faith. Maybe it will wear out with time...
I have you beat, my good man! My wife has been a born again Christian since before we met. She has, however, recently renewed her enthusiasm both for the religion and for knowing god. It is almost as if she's been born-again, again.
We met about eight years ago. At that time she was going to a church here in town where the members of the congregation called themselves "Bible Believers" (adherents to this guy's
teachings); when possible, she would attend church twice or three times weekly. Not surprisingly, she insisted that I attend, and that her pastor meet me and approve of me.
Luckily my wife was a transplant Christian from another country, who had previously adopted doctrinal positions counter to those of her then current pastor. This allowed her to justify leaving the Church. According to her she had long-standing misgivings about their insistence that she needed to be baptised yet again (she wasn't baptised properly, according the them).
Anyway, born again Christians are very common up where I am. My sister is one, and she can be pretty annoying (always assuring me of the struggle for my soul, and that I am sure to see the light and accept Jesus). My mother is one, I suppose, although she doesn't attend any church or show much outward sign. But just get her onto a religious or spiritual topic, and she'll blather on about Jesus and God much too long.
Add to those my younger brother and his wife, and you'll see that I'm swimming in this stuff. (granted, my younger brother well earned the moniker "Drewcifer", which I gave him some years ago -- but he professes the right thing, so, you know, he'll enjoy heaven while I burn in hell.)
So for me, the possibility of my kids becoming Christian isn't at all small.