Just a little about myself to help you understand where I am coming from
I been baptized as an infant in the CC and been there up until I reach 30 years of age.
About the age of 30 was when God opened my heart and revealed some truths to me and led me on a path of serving Him in ways I would never have imagined.
He led me to a church which I currently belong.
It was there that I felt His presence and love more than I ever had.
God had inspired me to get involved in the church to serve Him in the number of ministries in ways I would never have imagined.
Among Sunday school teaching, prayer ministry, I have been directly involved in and been blessed by an outreach ministry where I would visit homes with 2 other people and lovingly share the gospel.
The most important value we learned in the ministry was in sharing the gospel remember…
People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care about them.
that is why my friends, I opened this thread
in communication on these threads which is limited to keystrokes misunderstandings can arise
however I have experienced and seen criticism is unfortunately a 2 way street and that I fear sometimes truth gets in the way of the love Jesus wants us to show each other
Here is an example of what I am making reference to. I left out the posters names because I do not want to isolate them as the only ones who may have similiar beliefs.
on a salvation thread
personally, i believe it is all up to Jesus being the judge to decide who gets to heaven and who doesn’t.
The Parable of the Two Sons
I believe in this parable Jesus is addressing us Christians who say we believe and follow God but we do not do what is asked of us. while there are those like the prostitutes and tax collectors (the lustful and the greedy) who eventually do God’s works and will eventually enter heaven.
as a Catholic i do not believe that we have the exclusivity of getting into heaven. i find that the Catholic teachings are the most complete and factual. while we get all the facts, we are judged by our actions and not what we know. i’ve seen people of Protestant denominations **who do more good that some of the Catholics **i know.
i’ve even seen **non-Christians do a lot of good more than most Christians **i know.
as Christians and as Catholics we should not think that calling Jesus our God and our Savior is enough. remember, faith without actions is deads. unless we help the needy and the poor and the oppressed, and love one another as Christ has loved us, then we many not be saved
you are so right and I agree with you on most things and hopefully never get rude. I am a cradle Catholic who went away for awhile and learned a lot while I was in a Protestant Church. I have since returned to my Childhood Catholic but I have to admit I am still a little Protestant. I expect to be bashed for this as I have been on other posts. One thing I didn’t hear while a Protestant is so many bashes against the CC as I hear On these post against Protestants. **In our community all the Chueches work togehter **And rest assured Many Protestants will be in heaven
In all my years at Protestant Church I NEVER heard one word like I hear here, My former **Pastor and his wife remain friends and came to our wedding and my “spouse” adores them too! **So noe you know the whole story, and if it makes you feel more like a Catholic to be hard on peoplr be my guest I sure am glad none of you are Christ.
Hope you read “poster’s” post cause it is right on
yes some of my feelings are Protestant and probably will always be and I don’t have too much of a problem there because doctrine is one thing and **my relationship with Christ **is another and if you think it’s not seperate then you have a lot to learn.
But your relationship with Christ, is your religion. (Religion comes from the Latin, religiare, which means relationship).
And your religion is your doctrine. It’s not either/or. It’s both/and (like most things Catholic )
Maybe when people came into a Catholic thread say a Protestant or what ever they would find a few nice people here with a little of Christs love to guide them They would be happy to become a Catholic
The only reason to become a Catholic is because it’s TRUE. Not because there’s nice people who greet you on a forum or who smile at you at church.
i think there is too much touchy feely… phony touchy feely that is…
Jesus wasn’t all that touchy-feely either. I don’t think there’s a recorded instance in Scripture of him singing
Kum-bay-yah–but, I don’t know, Scripture says that not everything he did was recorded, so let’s leave it open for discussion.
Seriously, you’ve gotta believe that He offended quite a few people with his teaching on divorce. Heck, he’s still offending people with his teaching on divorce. And with his command to eat his flesh.
My response to all of his hard sayings, “Lord, to whom shall I go?”
really - it doesn’t say KumBayYah somehwere in the bible…?
then why are all those protestants singing that song???
so much for sola scriptura…
yes Jesus offended just about everyone…
and I am following in his footsteps…
non catholic love
To say Jesus was not touchy-feely. How sad. What was He doing when he welcomed the little children. Why did He cry when His friend Lazarus died? Are these not examples of showing one’s feelings? That is the problem here.
Not unlike the Jews in the OT, some are so hung up on the rules that you can’t add any degree of humanity to them.
If you are unable to see the value of a smile from your fellow christian in your place of worship then I really do feel sorry for you.
Catholicity is not a matter of emotion,but a matter of truth.
Warm fuzzy feelings are not a substitute for Truth
so we see love vs truth