the last day wrote: It's clear that she sought the one true merciful Creator with all her heart -- far more than most in the Christian west ever will.
Sadly - you are wrong.
1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is. Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: therefore serve Him; this is the Straight Way. [The Holy Qur'an, Surah 19:35-36]
Also in breaking news - the RCC does not read the bible: Isa 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. Joh 20:7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
I used to believe the shroud was authentic because the hierarchy said it was. After learning of the two above verses â€“ there is no way that shroud could be Jesus. The verses negate the possibility of a single cloth being used on Jesus â€“ let alone the image of a beard appearing on the shroud.
Frank wrote: I think we would all be amazed at just how much we don't know about the origins of things.
As a former cradle catholic â€“ I spent a lot of time after getting saved studying things I thought I knew. Early in my walk I saw a video from the Truth Project (I donâ€™t know that I fully recommend it â€“ but it did benefit me some) and the question was posed (paraphrasing) Are you sure what you believe is really real? I found myself applying that question to everything I believed and held as truth. It was a painful process at times â€“ but ultimately liberating (truth sets you free right?)
Wow, this is big. At least it could be. I have not looked into the potential replacements leading the polls but I wonder what would happen with an American Pope. At the turn of the 20th century we were better prepared for the invasion of the papists but now.....an American pope - I hope not! That would surly pave out the rest of the roads to Rome. It will be interesting to see what the so called "christian" leaders in the states will say about it. My early bet - they are excited - and that is scary.
John Yurich USA wrote: ...And I don't even fellowship with anybody at the Catholic Church that I attend as I am shy...
Shy a. 1. Fearful of near approach; keeping at a distance through caution or timidityâ€¦
2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Isa 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
John â€“ I donâ€™t wish to be uncouth â€“ but how is it that you can go about saying the bible says â€śNot forsaking the assembling of ourselves togetherâ€¦.â€ť In Hebrews 10 â€“ but then in the next breath say you are too shy to fellowship with your Brothers and Sisters â€“ your family? This is a very sad statement. You find the company of Pagans better than the company of the family of God. Besides that â€“ if we are parts of the body â€“ how is it that the body you should be a part of can function without you? We are all no less/more important in the functioning of the body â€“ if you are truly saved â€“ get where you need to be and get out of the RCC. Why such a hard refusal to come out and be separate?
VCII canâ€™t truly do anything to change past declarations. If an organization purports to own truth, speak truth, and have all truth â€“ forgive me if I canâ€™t look past their horrendous contradictions. If VCII changes everything â€“ the RCC canâ€™t claim it doesnâ€™t change â€“ and is not the pillar and ground of the truth you are looking for.
This article was apparently sourced from the website whatdoesitmean.com â€“ one of the oddest websites I have ever seen. Their articles are sensational at best â€“ and mis/disinformation at worse. I have seen some factual information there â€“ but be prepared to spend some time to vet the info you see there. A perusing of the site is sure to be an eye opener.
The end of the article tipped me off â€“ â€śTo if Secretary Clintonâ€™s mission was meant to forestall such a war it is not in our knowingâ€ť They tend to end articles with â€śis not in our knowingâ€ť Anyways â€“ for what its worthâ€¦.
Taketh - it stands for rolling on the floor laughing. There is another acronym that i think you are talking about - i wont repeat it here - a musical duo had the letters for their name. And that acronym IS profane
John Yurich USA wrote: I am cognizant that the original spelling was Christmass.....
If it was the original spelling â€“ why did it change? Who changed it â€“ when did it change? Until I find otherwise I would guess it was the old â€śGlasses on I am Clark Kent, Glasses off Supermanâ€ť trick. One â€śSâ€ť is dropped and the RCC has thrown us off the scent!
Like I said â€“ only the Lutherans and Catholics did something â€śextraâ€ť in my area. Can you point me to a website or phone number of the most conservative independent church that had something this year? You said every Evangelical Protestant church had one.
Technically â€“ all non-Catholics are required to obey their rules. But then again â€“ I got saved and I donâ€™t need to obey their rules. I didnâ€™t like it when I read Pope Boniface VIII said - Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff. Thanks but no thanks
John Yurich USA wrote: 1)You spelled Christmas wrong. It is not Christmass but is Christmas. 2)Oh you seriously doubt that any Born Again individual attended Christmas Eve services to celebrate the Birth of Jesus? Well most Evangelical Protestant Churches celebrate the Birth of Jesus by having Christmas Eve services. 3)And you don't believe in celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus? The religious aspect of Easter is all about the Resurrection of Jesus. 4)And you don't believe that not attending church is a sin? The Bible states not to forsake the assembling together.
1) Hi John â€“ No I didnâ€™t â€“ look it up on New Advent â€“ It simply means Christ Mass â€“ the Mass of Christ. 2) Yes. I didnâ€™t see one non Catholic or Catholic Lite (Lutheran) building that had an Eve service 3) I Celebrate his death, burial, and resurrection every day â€“ I am not who I am without him or what he did for me. And as publican said - we remember this in the Lord's Super 4) I assemble three + times per week â€“ check. Yet â€“ compulsory attendance enforced by the RCC is corrupt evil. Again - Publican has me right - my joy is in not being forced under threats of Hell to attend Mass on made-up holy days throughout the year. I have freedom to worship God in Spirit and Truth.
When i was a Catholic - Christmass and Easter were required days for mass. Not going when you have the ability = a mortal sin and certain Hell awaits you. Now that i am saved - i don't have to worry about man made "holy days". Amen! I seriously doubt any born again brother or sister saints were at any type of service.
I thank Jesus every day he saved a lost Catholic like me and that he made me a saint the same day! I wake up each morning knowing I am Heaven bound and that I have no fear of death, Hell or the imaginary place purgatory. Good bye to my fear of the Catholic invention of the sin of presumption where if you know that you are saved and Heaven bound this side of death - you commit sin. Wicked!
Scriptura wrote: ...this Sunday's Mass: The Old Testament: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40
The only way a Roman Catholic is not hearing the Scripture is if he neither attends mass nor reads the Bible for himself. And if this is the case, he's a Catholic in name only. ________________________________________
Scriptura - have you ever noticed that your mass readings are often incomplete? As many as 40% of your readings are abrogated. Why would that be? You should do a study sometime and read the verses that are skipped in your readings. I did that once when I was a questioning RCC and The Lord used it to the saving of my soul. For example - the reading from Deut left out this verse - Deu 4:35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
None else like him at all (like the RCC version of Mary) - why wouldn't they want you to read that? I challenge you to look ahead at the readings for the next few months and read all of the verses that are skipped - you will see a pattern.....
Mockingjay wrote: Whenever God sends His messenger to man, the crowd always shakes its bony finger of indignation at him, labeling him a demon or a blasphemer. The vast majority of Jews did likewise with Israel's greatest Son. You mock what you do not understand.
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
I have never read where the person seeing the apparition followed this instruction. As a result - they are deceived.
John Yurich USA wrote: Anybody with half a brain and who can think logically and analytically would not believe that Islam and Christianity worship the same God because Islam worships Satan whereas Christianity worships the One True God.
Again you are at odds with your religion - CCC 841 The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day."
Not your pope wrote: ...Luke 2:24 is included...I'm curios: How much of the Bible...
It is only included in the long form reading - priests choice. My experience was on weekday readings we received the short version of the readings. My advice to you and all reading RCC members is to read all omitted verses and skipped content from the three year rotation. The Lord used what wasnâ€™t read in mass to my saving. I think you will be blessed.
As for how much is read in our service - our pastor knows we are helpless against false teaching if we ourselves do not know the Word. We are all given a bible reading plan that covers the entire bible in 12 months. It is my job to read my bible and know it - and to teach it and read it with my family. God gave me a personal responsibility to search and read the scriptures.
2Ti 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 2Ti_3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Timothy was taught by his mother and grandmother - not just by the leaders.
Not your pope wrote: ....1,000,000 devout Catholics at daily Mass who hear the Bible read cover-to-cover (all 73 books) every 3 years...
I used to think the same thing - that the WHOLE bible was read to us if we went to mass seven days a week for three years - sadly - I was wrong (and sorry to say, you are too.)
If you look at the readings over a given week - like this week for example you will see some of the readings do not include all of the verses. Today in the responsorial psalm they omit verse 4 and part of verse 5 that says: "he is to be feared above all gods. Psa 96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6 Odd how they omit something like that isn't it? The Gospel reading for this friday is Luke 2:22,39-40. If they skip verses 23-38 they do not make them up in another reading later on in the cycle - you just "miss it".
The content of the missed verses is most interesting - Luk 2:24 - Mary, a sinner, offered a sin offering according to the law.