Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Eventually, Christians will need to ask themselves, " how holy is your Sunday?" The NFL should not be our church , but it is , given the fact that preachers and congregations will stop church to race home with KFC in hand , to watch the cowboys is getting old,
After a Christian goes to church on Sunday morning then they can go out shopping, go out dining, go home and watch television or do anything else relaxing.
Christopher000 wrote: John, I didn't know you were part Hindu.
I am not part Hindu. That is just a lie that Jim Lincoln stated. I do not know where he got the idea that I am part Hindu or that I support Hinduism? I never stated any such thing. This past Wednesday I met with Pastor Steve of River of Life Church where I attend on Sunday mornings in the small town I reside in to discuss that I wish to be Baptized at that church. I was asked by Pastor Steve if I accepted Jesus as my Savior and I stated I did 20 years ago during an Altar Call. The Baptism will be announced in the bulletin in case anybody else wishes to be Baptized. The Baptism will take place in a nearby hotel in the heated swimming pool on a Sunday in the near future after worship.
Jim L., I do not know what you are referring to. I never gave a URL about anything pertaining to Hinduism or anything else. I do not provide URL's for anything. I do not want to have anything to do with Hinduism and that includes not wanting to use Hindu methods.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Why, John Y., I know your a Catholic who goes to a Protestant church on Sunday morning and Mass on Sunday evenings, Besides yourself, encourage your priest also to make a http://tinyurl.com/ht63zl9 (Pilgrimage From Rome) But now, we find out your a Hindu also! You want to use the methods of Gandhi rather than Christ, read the URL you copied.
Say what? I did not copy any URL. And I am not nor have I ever been a Hindu. Where did you get that nonsense from that I am a Hindu also? And I attend Mass on late Saturday afternoons at the local Catholic parish, not on Sunday evenings.
Frank wrote: Well John, I am one that criticized her citing the Lord's prayer because I felt it was using the Lord's name in vain. If using the Lord's name in vain is the issue, then I am right and it is not a liberal or a conservative issue, but a spiritual one. And I am not a liberal.
Since when is saying the Lord's Prayer taking the Lord's name in vain when Jesus is the one who said and gave the Lord's Prayer as it states in the Bible? And there is a man(who is the youth leader) at River of Life Church that I attend on Sunday mornings and he wears a Crucifix. Pastor Steve has not stated to him that it is idolatry to wear a Crucifix because it is not idolatry to wear a Crucifix. Today I met with Pastor Steve of River of Life Church to discuss my getting Baptized there. Pastor Steve asked if I had accepted Christ as my Savior. I stated that 20 years ago I accepted Christ as my Savior during an Altar Call. Pastor Steve then stated he would announce my forthcoming Baptism via immersion in the church bulletin so anybody else who wants to also be Baptized at the same time can be. The Baptism will be held at the nearby hotel in the indoor heated swimming pool after worship in a couple of Sunday's or so.
Unprofitable Servant, Jim Lincoln and a couple others on here have intimated that unless I leave the Catholic Church and just attend and be a member of that Evangelical Protestant Church I attend on Sunday that I am not really saved. That is why I keep stating that church membership has nothing to do with salvation. Naturally my priest would state that I practice the RCC way of salvation because he is not cognizant of the fact that I deny transubstantiation, deny the Mass is a sacrifice and deny the sacraments have anything to do with salvation. But since I deny transubstantiation, deny the Mass is a sacrifice and deny the sacraments have anything to do with salvation then I do not practice the RCC way of salvation. And most Catholics would not state that they are trusting Christ to get them to Heaven. That lady friend I have at River of Life Church stated that she had her Catholic father before he passed away pray to Jesus to accept Him as his Savior. And thus her Father is in Heaven because he had accepted Jesus as his Savior before he passed away. Today I met with Pastor Steve of River of Life Church to discuss me being Baptized via immersion at that church. I was asked if I had accepted Jesus as my Savior and I stated I did 20 years ago during an Altar Call.
Mike wrote: From the news: "While the majority of Americans think self-described Christians who commit acts of violence in the name of Christianity aren't really Christian, only half of the public says the same about those who claim to be Muslims and are violent." Let's see, when was the last time someone calling themselves a Christian committed an act of violence in the name of Christ? Surely there is actual data to compare rather than vague generalities with implied conclusions like this?
It has never happened in the United States that someone calling themselves a Christian committed an act of violence in the name of Christ. No true Christian would commit and act of violence in the name of Christ.