To all my friends I’ve met in the past month Nicene,Della, smitty, graywolf, ryanL and more. This will be my last thread/post
I wanted to say thank you to all who have shared with me I have learned a great deal about your beliefs/doctrine.
I started here wanting to learn more of what my son was being taught and I feel I have, so on this last thread I wanted to somewhat summarize it. So here I go…
I think the main issues most protestants have with the Catholic Church is in your Traditions, which in reality we all have.
The main one being Mary. Our opinion is she was immaculately conceived by the Holy Spirit, though a person born with sin just like us.
and she had other children as we know from the Scriptures.
We do honor her for her roll as a vessel. Though to us she is not a deity.
Another issue is transubstantiation
It is a theological argument that Scripture does not support, but Is not an area of contention.
Scripture tells us to have Communion in remembrance of his sacrifice.Though, there are those who believe based on
certain verses it becomes the literal body and blood of Christ. I understand.
Next is confession. The Bible says confess our sins one to another. But, only Jesus can forgive your sins, since it was
only Jesus who died for your sins. Catholics call priest conduits, I get it.
The Catholic Church clearly states salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone. Most protestants don’t know this fact, I didn’t.
It seems though some preach you can do good works to earn your way into Heaven which Ephesians 2:8,9. states it is not so.
Some teach of the passage in James “faith without works is dead.” The fact is that passage was written to people who were already saved.
Good works do not save rather they are a product of salvation.
The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church and the core teachings of the Church are salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone and the Bible as God’s Word.
Peace to All, I will miss the theological bantering as it was quite fun and enlightening.
May the Lord be with you all.
My real name is Simon but you all would have had to much fun with that!