"Are You Saved Brother"


#1

How does one receive salvation, justification, new birth, and eternal life?

  1. By believing in Christ ( Jn 3:16; Acts 16:31)?

  2. By repentance ( Acts 2:38; 2 Peter 3:9)?

  3. By baptism ( Jn 3:5; 1 Pet 3:21; Titus 3:5)?

  4. By the work of the Spirit ( Jn 3:5; 2 Cor 3:6)?

  5. By declaring with our mouths ( Lk 12:8; Rom 10:9)?

  6. By coming to a knowledge of the truth ( 1 Tim 2:4; Heb 10:26)?

  7. By works ( Rom 2:6, 7; James 2:24)?

  8. By grace ( Acts 15:11; Eph 2:8)?

  9. By his blood ( Rom 5:9; Heb 9:22)?

10 By his righteousness ( Rom 5:17; 2 Pet 1:1)?

11 By his Cross ( eph 2:16; Col 2:14)?

  ( Crossing The Tiber, by Steve Ray, pg. 100)

#2

[quote=Sirach14]How does one receive salvation, justification, new birth, and eternal life?

  1. By believing in Christ ( Jn 3:16; Acts 16:31)?

  2. By repentance ( Acts 2:38; 2 Peter 3:9)?

  3. By baptism ( Jn 3:5; 1 Pet 3:21; Titus 3:5)?

  4. By the work of the Spirit ( Jn 3:5; 2 Cor 3:6)?

  5. By declaring with our mouths ( Lk 12:8; Rom 10:9)?

  6. By coming to a knowledge of the truth ( 1 Tim 2:4; Heb 10:26)?

  7. By works ( Rom 2:6, 7; James 2:24)?

  8. By grace ( Acts 15:11; Eph 2:8)?

  9. By his blood ( Rom 5:9; Heb 9:22)?

10 By his righteousness ( Rom 5:17; 2 Pet 1:1)?

11 By his Cross ( eph 2:16; Col 2:14)?

  ( Crossing The Tiber, by Steve Ray, pg. 100)

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"Phew… that about covers it i think… :thumbsup:


#3

:dancing: Woo Hoo! Do you think I can just copy and paste your post to simply present it to my protestant sister who will be discussing the issue of ‘salvation’ with me? I saw your post and thought, ah ha! This is great!

:blessyou:


#4

What To Say

“Are you saved?” asks the Fundamentalist. The Catholic should reply: “As the Bible says, I am already saved (Rom. 8:24, Eph. 2:5–8), but I’m also being saved (1 Cor. 1:8, 2 Cor. 2:15, Phil. 2:12), and I have the hope that I will be saved (Rom. 5:9–10, 1 Cor. 3:12–15). Like the apostle Paul I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12), with hopeful confidence in the promises of Christ (Rom. 5:2, 2 Tim. 2:11–13).”

catholic.com/library/Assurance_of_Salvation.asp


#5

And they say we ignore scripture.


#6

[quote=betrublu2Him]:dancing: Woo Hoo! Do you think I can just copy and paste your post to simply present it to my protestant sister who will be discussing the issue of ‘salvation’ with me? I saw your post and thought, ah ha! This is great!

:blessyou:
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I’m sure Steve Ray wouldn’t mind.

" The Catholic Church does not divide these various elements of salvation up, overemphasizing some while ignoring others; rather, she holds them all in their fullness." ( Crossing The Tiber, by Steve Ray, pg. 101)


#7

[quote=betrublu2Him]:dancing: Woo Hoo! Do you think I can just copy and paste your post to simply present it to my protestant sister who will be discussing the issue of ‘salvation’ with me? I saw your post and thought, ah ha! This is great!

:blessyou:
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This may also help, it’s about when the Church was founded and by whom.

Do you have any idea when your faith was founded and by whom? You may find this enlightening:

If you are a member of the Jewish faith, your religion was founded by Abraham about 4,000 years ago.

If you are Hindu, your belief system developed in India around 1,500 B.C.

If you are a Buddhist, yours split from Hinduism and was founded by Buddha, Prince Siddhartha Gautama of India, about 500 B.C

If you are Roman Catholic, Jesus Christ founded your Church in the year A.D. 30.

If you are Islamic, Mohammed started your religion in what is now Saudi Arabia around A.D. 600.

If you are Eastern Orthodox, your sect separated from Roman Catholicism around the year 1054.

If you are Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk in the Catholic Church, in 1517.

If you belong to the Church of England (Anglican), your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.

If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded when John Knox brought the teachings of John Calvin to Scotland in the Year 1560.

If you are Unitarian, your group developed in Europe in the 1500s.

If you are a Congregationalist, your religion branched off Puritanism in the early 1600s in England.

If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1607.

If you are a Methodist, your religion was founded by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.

If you are an Episcopalian, your religion came from England to the American colonies. It formed a separate religion founded by Samuel Seabury in 1789.

If you are a Mormon (Latter-day Saints), Joseph Smith started your church in Palmyra, N.Y. in 1830.

If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year your religion was founded by Mary Baker Eddy.

If you are a Jehovah’s Witness, your religion was founded by Charles Taze Russell in Pennsylvania in the 1870s.

If you are Pentecostal, your religion was started in the United States in 1901.

Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord.


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You asked, “Are you saved?” This is a Catholic Forum. That is a Protestant question!

We Catholics will not say that “we are saved”. There have been numerous threads that addressed this question. If you ask a Catholic that question…you should know what the answer will be.:eek:


#9

[quote=CatherineOfS]This may also help, it’s about when the Church was founded and by whom.

Do you have any idea when your faith was founded and by whom? You may find this enlightening:

If you are Roman Catholic, Jesus Christ founded your Church in the year A.D. 30.

If you are Eastern Orthodox, your sect separated from Roman Catholicism around the year 1054.

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The Catholic Church is NOT just Roman Catholicism - please see
vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_02051995_orientale-lumen_en.html

And as for calling Eastern Orthodoxy a sect, when they have apostolic succession and as the Cathecism puts it

CCC 838 "With the Orthodox Churches, this communion is so profound “that it lacks little to attain the fullness that would permit a common celebration of the Lord’s Eucharist.”


#10

Stdismas.org has a great tract on this very topic that can be got for free.
I find that handing a potential “witness” a copy of this will usually set them back on their heels, cos it’s the last thing they expect. A salvation tract from a Catholic, by Catholics is just nowhere in their plan… :smiley:

Nothin’ like that look of total surprise… :confused:

It’s also good for helping to get wayward Catholics to begin thinking about their souls. :eek:

No matter how bad it gets…remember…we win (In Him) in the end.


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