Frank wrote: I understand your thoughts; I was raised in the RCC. Calling the RCC satan's church is simply my own personal feeling because there is absolutely nothing in their doctrine that is spiritually correct and "yet" they have led more people astray than any other movement. Scripture teaches that satan operates as an angel of light and he is extremely persuasive. No further comment or justification is needed. The RCC worships the RCC and like all cults they have an unquestioned leader who guides and leads them. As you know, the pope does that when he speaks from the chair of Moses. I and all genuine believers follow Christ because He is our Shepherd; not a man or a movement.
No scriptural RCC doctrine? Are you kidding? You don't call the following RCC doctrines scriptural?: The Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God, Jesus is God Incarnate, the virgin birth of Jesus, the Lord's Prayer, prayers to Jesus and the words of Jesus from the Last Supper.
Frank wrote: Yes Chris, I have read several stories of ex-nuns after they were finally saved and beginning to see the Light and then excaped from satan's church and they were truly amazing and horrible. Good comment and all of the others are good as well.
Satan's church is the Church of Satan that was founded by Anton Levay. The Catholic Church is not Satan's church as it worships Jesus as God. How sick can anybody be to state that the Catholic Church is Satan's church?
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 You cannot serve two masters, your choice has been pretty clear as it has not change for 20 years.
Catholics are not unbelievers because they worship Jesus as God. An unbeliever does not worship Jesus as God. You are adding another requirement onto salvation if you believe that what it states in 2 Corinthians 6:4-17 is required for salvation. I don't serve two masters. I only serve the Lord Jesus Christ in whom I put my entire trust for salvation. I don't serve the Pope or any Catholic priest. I reject and repudiate that the Sacraments have something to do with salvation. I believe the 7 Sacraments are just church ceremonies dealing with various stages in life. I don't trust in the Virgin Mary and the Saints for anything. I reject Purgatory. I reject that the Mass is a sacrifice. I reject the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion. I accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion instead.
MS wrote: John y....I asked you to provide scripture for your blasphemous lie that God accepts 'scriptural aspects' of the catholic mass. You came back with only your OPINION!! It is obvious to all that you are a liar and bring nothing on this forum but pagan romish tripe.
Just who do you think you are anyway to state that I am a liar and have pagan beliefs? You are not acting very Christ like. You want scripture. Well here it is. The Lord's Prayer is found in the Gospel of Matthew. The words of Jesus from the Last Supper are in all four of the Gospels. The New Testament states to pray to Jesus.The New Testament has Jesus quoting the Bible meaning that Jesus accepts the Bible. Therefore Jesus and the Father accept the Bible readings during Mass, the Lord's Prayer during Mass, the Apostles and Nicene Creeds(Which contain biblical truths) during Mass, prayers to Jesus during Mass and the words of Jesus from the Last Supper during Mass. I don't have any pagan beliefs as I am saved according to the Bible and Baptist teaching(Which comes from the Bible) because I embraced Jesus as Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church. My brother is a better Christian then you will ever hope to be.
Jim Lincoln wrote: John Y., if you are saved you will show the fruits of your salvation, you do have to repent, You can look up those verses yourself, It's obvious you haven't repented because by the very simple act of to Come Out Of The Catholic Church, you would encourage others to do the same, since it's a church that leads to death, and are discouraging others from realizing, Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron? (Yes!)
It is only in your warped mind that I have not repented. I repented when I embraced Jesus as Savior during that Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church. And by you stating that ones salvation hinges on one leaving the Catholic Church is totally unbiblical as nowhere in the Bibe is church attendance/membership in any church including any Protestant Church mentioned as being required for salvation. The only requirement for salvation according to the Bible and Baptist teaching(Which comes from the Bible) is to trust in Jesus alone for salvation by embracing Him as ones Savior. According to Baptist teaching I am saved.
MS wrote: John Yurich wrote: God the Father and Jesus accept the scriptural aspects of the catholic mass. OH..? Provide scripture for that blasphemous lie!!
So the Father and Jesus don't accept the Bible readings, The Apostles and Nicene Creeds, the prayers to Jesus, the Lord's Prayer and the words of Jesus from the Last Supper? If you believe that then you are the one who is telling a blasphemous lie.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I would argue there's absolutely no difference between the two in the eyes of God.
You have no comprehension abilities at all if you believe that there is no difference between the Catholic Mass and the Black Mass of the Satanists. There are scriptural aspects of the Catholic Mass whereas there is nothing scriptural whatsover about the Black Mass of the Satanists. God the Father and Jesus accept the scriptural aspects of the Catholic Mass.
Christopher000 wrote: I guess what concerns me is that as a born again Christian, and knowing what the mass itself is about and represents, I just couldn't sit there and not feel convicted and repulsed. We are who we align ourselves with. To be a born again Christian yet call myself a Roman Catholic; knowing that their doctrines and rituals are fully anti biblical and anti God, well, I would just never be able to reconcile that in my mind. To embrace Christ is to love Him and do as He commands, and He commands us to have no.fellowship with darkness. Anti biblical traditions, a man claiming to be Christ on earth, doctrines that contradict God's own Word, and rituals that defy Christ and pay homage to a queen of Heaven are darkness.
I feel convicted and repulsed when I hear the parts of the Mass that mention the Mass being a sacrifice and the intercession of the Virgin Mary and the Saints. But I just don't pay attention to those parts of the Mass. I only participate in the scriptural parts of the Mass. And thus if I refrain from participating in the unscriptural parts to the Mass and only participate in the scriptural parts to the Mass then I am not having fellowship with darkness.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Millions of Catholics have become ex-Catholics, because they have come to realize that the Romish Church is a false church, a Catholic who becomes a Christian will Come Out Of The Catholic Church. He is not being a Christian by remaining in it.
By stating that being a Christian hinges on one leaving the Catholic Church in addition to embracing Jesus as ones Savior then you are in essence adding another requirement onto salvation. The Bible makes it crystal clear that there is only one requirement for salvation and that is to trust in Jesus alone for salvation by embracing Him as ones Savior. The Bible does not state anywhere that church attendance/membership in any church including Evangelical Protestant Churches is required for salvation.
You really do need psychological evaluation to believe that all Catholic Masses are black masses. No normal Evangelical Protestant believes that nonsense that you are spewing. A Black Mass is a satanic parody of the Catholic Mass in which they desecrate everything associated with the Catholic Mass.
Good that the Pro Life group is suing the University of South Alabama for discrimination. Why don't liberals learn their lesson and stop with these kind of activities that are against the First Amendment to the Constitution? Anybody with comprehension abilities would have learned their lesson after the first time that they were defeated in court for going against the First Amendment.
pennned wrote: John Yurich, salvation is not just getting through the gate, its about being born again. if you have idols in your heart, you don't have room for Christ. I say this as a reminder to myself and all. praying to Mary is idolatry.
I don't pray to the Virgin Mary. I don't pray to the Saints. I just pray to Jesus and the Father. If I trust in Jesus alone for salvation by having embraced Jesus as my Personal Savior then I am Born Again.
runethegoon wrote: I thought there were 10 commandments... ten moral laws that are bound on men untill the end.. not one jot or tittle shall pass away... the Lords day is the christian sabbath. Gods day in the old testament. Btw jesus followers even after his death observed the sabbath. football is a game that for many is a source for anger...I would say that is a violation of the sixth commandment.. the game is violent in nature invoking the spirit of the gladitoral games. Also the billion dollar pay out to former players with mental disorders due to concussions is a problem with not preserving or protecting life ... instead the crowd cheers in presuit of greedy gain. Hey just like the roman empire. ...
It is a fallacy to state that Sunday is the Christian Sabbath. There is only one Sabbath and that is the 7th day Sabbath on Saturday that Christians are not supposed to observe. Sunday is the Lord's Day. Jesus followers ceased observing the Sabbath after Jesus death and changed to worshipping on Sunday. The sixth commandment states not to murder. Well anger is not murder.
Christopher: I will still gain entrance into Heaven regardless if I don't leave the RCC as I trust in Jesus alone for salvation which is the only requirement for salvation.