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Old Aug 3, '09, 9:09 am
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My sister-in-law has invited me to go with her to the Women oF Faith Conference

Women of faith Website
http://www.womenoffaith.com/

Does anyone know about this conference or has been or heard anything. Is it overtly anti-catholic. I am quite aware of Catholic and Protestant theological differences - I can take the good and discard the bad. My concern would be if they openly say anything/ teach anything anti Catholic.

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Old Aug 3, '09, 9:37 am
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In my protestant days I knew many women that attended these conferences and on the whole they are generic Christianity, or "mere Christianity." They consist mostly of encouragements and praise music, with some testimonials and practical advice for balancing the multi-tasking duties that women, in general, end up juggling most of the time. It is sort of free-form so I imagine an "anti-Catholic" dig could wind up in the program, but on the whole I don't think it would be a problem. In browsing through the speakers list for 2009 I didn't find any that were overtly anti-Catholic and perhaps more importantly, none of the "TBN, word-of-faith" types. I am not aware of a Catholic equivalent, but maybe you could seek one out and share a different perspective with your sister-in-law should there be one. It could be a great opportunity for dialogue and probably a lot of fun.

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Old Aug 3, '09, 9:55 am
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Thanks that is what I kinda figured. It has to appeal to a wide swath of Christianity so probably would be heavy on faith stories and encouragement as opposed to getting into heavy doctrinal issues. I didn't think they would be overtly anti-Catholic. However, I have seen that the John MacAuthur study Bible and some of his books are in The Women of Faith online book store on their website. I know he is very anti-Catholic. My sister-in-law also likes The Way of the Master which I know believes Catholics aren't Christian and if there are any Catholics that are, it is in spite of the Catholic church. However I am not sure of my sister-in-law's thinking or if she feels the same way. Thanks for letting me know :-)
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This conference is not anti-Catholic.

I attended one this spring with the same apprehensiveness, which I found out was unwarranted. The speakers had things to share that were important to my faith life and were helpful. There were many aspects to the day that were positive.

Because I am Catholic, I was unfamiliar with many of the songs but they were easy to catch onto. There were a few that were theologically "iffy", but I just filtered that out and was grateful for the opportunity to lift my heart to God.

It was a confirmation to me that we have the fullness of the faith. There definitely was something missing. That was to be expected.

Overall, it was a good thing to do. It was nice to go with friends, some Catholic and some not. I'll do it again.
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You can google "catholic women's conference + your area" and see if there are any such Catholic conferences near you.

Women of Grace has conferences--just missed this years
http://www.lhla.org/conferences/week...ats/index.html
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You can google "catholic women's conference + your area" and see if there are any such Catholic conferences near you.

Women of Grace has conferences--just missed this years
http://www.lhla.org/conferences/week...ats/index.html
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This is their statement of faith from their website.

The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, inerrant Word of God.

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
He has revealed Himself in creation, history and Jesus Christ.

God's creation of the world and humankind
with humanity's rebellion and subsequent depravity.

In the person and work of Jesus Christ, including His deity,
His virgin birth, His sinless life, His true humanity, His miracles,

His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection,
His ascension to heaven, and His personal return in power and glory.

That for salvation of the lost, sinful man, regeneration
by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ as one's Savior.

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit
by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled
to live a godly life and to grow in the knowledge
of God and Christian obedience.

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost
-- the saved unto the resurrection of life
and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

In the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ
and in the importance of church for worship, service and missions.

The way they have worded the first statement seems that they believe in Sola Scripture (the Bible is the sole rule of faith for the Christian), which is heretical.

The rest seems fine to me.
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The way they have worded the first statement seems that they believe in Sola Scripture (the Bible is the sole rule of faith for the Christian), which is heretical.



Yep - It is a protestant conference- so I expected that Bible only- I can deal with that-

The rest seemed like something I agreed with and not at odds with Catholic faith.
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This is their statement of faith from their website.

The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, inerrant Word of God.

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
He has revealed Himself in creation, history and Jesus Christ.

God's creation of the world and humankind
with humanity's rebellion and subsequent depravity.

In the person and work of Jesus Christ, including His deity,
His virgin birth, His sinless life, His true humanity, His miracles,

His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection,
His ascension to heaven, and His personal return in power and glory.

That for salvation of the lost, sinful man, regeneration
by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ as one's Savior.

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit
by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled
to live a godly life and to grow in the knowledge
of God and Christian obedience.

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost
-- the saved unto the resurrection of life
and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

In the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ
and in the importance of church for worship, service and missions.

The way they have worded the first statement seems that they believe in Sola Scripture (the Bible is the sole rule of faith for the Christian), which is heretical.

The rest seems fine to me.
they also seem to believe in sola fide.... and the part about "substitutionary death" is iffy, if they mean this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_substitution.. the Church teaches something similar but not quite like that. (as in: Christ died for us, but not instead of us). but yea the rest seems fine to me too
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