Cody Louisiana From reading your posts I believe it is safe to say you are a tenderhearted individual, who is quite uncomfortable, or perhaps one who is heartbroken at the very thought someone might be disingenuous and deceived in their profession of faith and actually be lost, unsaved, stll guilty in their sin before Holy God and on their way to hell forever.
Many of us are greatly concerned, if you would allow me use that word, for John Y
Imho he is doing one of the worst things someone could do against a sincere child of God who wants to see the people they know in heaven with them, preying on their kindness to accept them as a Christian, while avoiding making his calling and election sure by demonstrating a real genuine love for the Savior in obedience to His word. John Y professes to be a Christian and yet avoids a real obedience of faith, in what the Bible clearly teaches and in what he himself has some measure of knowledge of regarding the issue of Roman Catholicism and what they teach and practise, that is why many of us from time to time seek to engage him and get him to think what he is doing and examine his life to see if he is real, or just has made an empty sinners prayer to his own hurt.
Cody wrote: dont believe Jesus is the son of God but anyone can change
No. The only way to change is by being changed by the Holy Spirit. You should try sometimes to give the glory to God not to the sinners.
As for Pope Francis complaining about fathers and families. It is his organisation which removes Scripture from society by making up their own religious doctrines such as idolatry and mass and relics .......!!
Justification by church and salvation by works proclaims the inadequacy of the Bible and how it is acceptable to be rewritten according to mans modern foibles and sinful practices. RCC Traditions have sought to rewrite the Scripture according to the religious platitudes of fallen man.
Jim seems to lose the meaning of you are the salt of earth and thinks we are to have a Que Sera, Sera attitude. Of course there would be no America if our founding fathers shared the same attitude. But his stand is consistent, you can't support Obama and his policies and also wish laws were a terror to evil and exalt righteousness. By the way, in the sermon he often references, his preacher NEVER speaks against laws that promote morality, you know like laws against murder and stealing. Maybe you should give it a listen Jim, he does speak of how being "moral" won't land you a place in heaven. Don't think that type of thinking (morality = salvation) is too widely held here.
John's witness is Roman Catholic in that he accepts the place of idolatry, blasphemy, worship of dead people and relics, iconolatry etc etc - As a place where he can worship God. Question is, Does God accept the sins idolatries and transgressions of man in conjunction with and in communion with the worship of HIS people?
Or should we respect and praise God for providing the true Church after the Reformation and thank HIM by attending what God has providentially ordained and provided. And join with God's true believers worshipping Him according to His Scriptures?
John's example is that you can attend anything that is vaguely religious and expect God to accept your views over HIS providence and Bible instructions. Thus people who attend RCC, JW, Mormon, Mosque or synagogue are religious enough to get by???
Would suggest that a few on this site read the Catechism of the Catholic Religion before they begin to bloviate concerning a dead satanic religion of man. For example: RC condemns with over 100 anathemas for believing the Gospel of Grace. They declare it is a sin if you believe that you are eternally secure in Christ. They teach that sacraments, church membership, obeying the commandments and good works are necessary for salvation. According to Vatican II you must believe indulgences are efficacious for salvation or you are condemned with an anathema. Stop portraying this abomination as a 'church' it is a satanic lie from the bowels of hell, that is taking billions to the pit.
So true John Yurich it doesn't matter what church your in if you trust in Jesus Christ the son of the living God you are saved now its highly unlikely that a Mormon or a Jehovah's Witness will do this cause the dont believe Jesus is the son of God but anyone can change
No surprises here..the same ecumenical crowd that throws doctrinal issues and 'historical superstitions ' ~ lol~ out so they can all join in a happy clappy united to mama Rome again religion. Social causes..an ecumenists dream
John Yurich USA wrote: I am choosing to remain in the Catholic Church because I am more comfortable with the liturgical worship over the non liturgical worship of Evangelical Protestant Churches. And I don't pray to the Virgin Mary, go to Individual Confession. When I receive the bread and the cup of wine during Mass I don't believe the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion and I don't say Amen when I am handed the bread and the cup of wine as that would be acknowledging the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion. I accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion.
So you're a non-Catholic who pretends to be Catholic and attends a RC church. At least you're comfortable with being hypocritical. And you get to lay around on Sundays. Sounds uplifting.
I am choosing to remain in the Catholic Church because I am more comfortable with the liturgical worship over the non liturgical worship of Evangelical Protestant Churches. And I don't pray to the Virgin Mary, go to Individual Confession. When I receive the bread and the cup of wine during Mass I don't believe the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion and I don't say Amen when I am handed the bread and the cup of wine as that would be acknowledging the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion. I accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion.
Jim Lincoln wrote: What His Unholiness needs to do is to scold priests to make a Pilgrimage From Rome and get out of a dead-end religion.
It is not required for salvation for one who is trusting in Jesus alone for salvation to leave the Catholic Church and unite with an Evangelical Church. The only requirement for salvation is to trust in Jesus alone for salvation. Nothing else is required. And Jesus will not look at the church that one attended in deciding who enters Heaven. He will only look at who had trusted in Him alone for salvation.
Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses have nothing in common with the Catholic Church because Mormonism and Jehovah Witness are Cults as they don't worship Jesus as God whereas the Catholic Church has always worshiped Jesus as God.