I believe that ONLY Bible believing Christians are saved. I fear for the souls of my Catholic believing Family and Friends. I hope not to offend anybody but this is my belief.
**Ignorance doesn’t offend me. Ignorance mixed with hatred offends me. Like the ignorance and hatred you get from Bible believing Christians like the so-called Rev. Fred Phelps and the Ku Klux Klan. I hope you don’t think these people who use the Bible to justify the use of violence are saved without serious conversion.
You claim only Bible believing Christians are saved. My question is who is a Bible believing Christian? What makes someone a Bible believing Christian? Does believing what the Bible says make one a Bible believing Christian?
What does the Bible say? Here are some things the Bible says that I believe, all from the King James version of the Bible:
13: When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14: And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15: He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16: And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19: And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:13-19)
16: He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. (Luke 10:16)
21: Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22: And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. (John 20:21-23)
13: But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15: Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. (2 Thessalonians 2:13-15)
I believe that Jesus founded His Church on the rock of Peter and that the gates of hell will not prevail against it. I believe Jesus gave Peter the keys of the kingdom with the power to bind and loose on earth. I believe the apostles share in the mission of binding and loosing, as long as they are united to Peter, the rock on which Christ has built His Church.
I also believe whoever hears the apostles, hears Jesus. I believe Jesus gave the apostles the power to forgive sins. I believe that we are to believe all the apostles taught, whether by word or letter.
I believe everything the Bible says, including the above passages. Do you believe everything the Bible says?