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ROME (Reuters) - The first Roman Catholic to be appointed British ambassador to the Vatican for 400 years presented his credentials to Pope Benedict on Friday and stressed the importance of inter-religious dialogue.
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JY Maybe if you would study what your papish church really believes,you would find your sitting with the whore of babylon,and you worship you know not what,and you will recieve what the bible says that is coming to her. A papist like you or lance can never know what your rule of faith is,because there have been that much wrote by your church and its popes and priests as to faith,you could never know what it is. But JY,your that thick,that your education,logical and analytical make me look like a professor of english Try to think on these things and you might get saved some day=FAITH ALONE,IN CHRIST ALONE,IN GODS WORD ALONE.
THATS WHY "YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN" and when you are,you will OBEY WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
Where do you come up with that nonsense that the RCC believes that the Virgin Mary is the Savior of mankind and not Christ? I never heard of that before. The RCC has always believed and taught that Christ is the Savior or mankind.
The Apostles and Nicene Creeds are the official Statements of Faith of the RCC and in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds it mentions God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Apostles and Nicene Creeds do not mention anything about the Virgin Mary being a member of the Godhead.
Thanks Arch,I think Im just about coming to the end of the teather. He is the most educated logical Analytical thinking IDIOT you could ever come across. You could train a house hold cat to understand more of the bible than JY. But hey,I think the LORD only has him on here to try us
What I stated was that if someone who has received Christ as their Savior is a member of a church that denies the Holy Trinity then they have to leave that church and join a church that believes in the Holy Trinity. But if someone receives Christ as their Savior and they are a member of a church that believes in the Holy Trinity then they do not have to leave that church because it does not matter to Christ what church someone who has received Him as their Savior attends just as long as the church believes in the Holy Trinity.
Why do you keep stating that the RCC denies the Holy Trinity? In the Apostles and Nicene Creeds it does not mention anything about the Virgin Mary being a member of the Godhead. It only mentions about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Mormon Church in official Statements of Faith deny that the Holy Spirit is God. The Mormon Church believes that the Holy Spirit is a substance or a fluid thus denying the Holy Trinity.
That is a lie that I do not believe that the Bible is the Word of God. I have always believed that the Bible is the Word of God because that is basic Roman Catholic teaching. Quit stating that I agree and believe all RCC doctrines because I do not. How many times do you have to be told that I have CONT.
JY I don't know if you realize it or not,but your a double minded man. In one post you say it doesn't mater what church your in as long as you have recieved christ in your heart as saviour. In an other you say you must leave your church as they don't believe what you believe,SO WHY HAVEN'T YOU LEFT YOUR CHURCH AS IT DOESN'T BELIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE?. I think you ought to learn what justification is before you print anything again! You also state the morman must leave because his church denies the trinity,Well so does your church,as it gives deity to mary and says she saves,therefore making her a god SO I SUGGEST you obey the word of GOD and leave your church. As you have not agreed to the word of GOD,THEN I CAN ONLY BELIEVE YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN THE WORD OF GOD As you also believe in worshipping with a church that brings an other gosple,then we definitely see as you walk with them then you AGREE with them as the WORD OF GOD SAYS(2 JN 9)
CONT. by normal Protestants. Only Protestants who are off of their rockers consider the RCC to be a cult. If someone has received Christ as their Savior and is Born Again and being led by the Holy Spirit then they dispense with the unscriptural doctrines of their church and the unscriptural parts to their worship service. If someone is not being led by the Holy Spirit then they would not dispense with the unscriptural doctrines of their church and the unscriptural parts to their worship service. How can you guys think that if I was not being led by the Holy Spirit that I would have still dispensed with the unscriptural RCC doctrines and the unscriptural parts to the Mass? That is not logical thinking.
The Mass is not a sacrifice and I have never believed that the Mass is a sacrifice. What difference does it make how someone tells someone else that they need to receive Christ as their Savior in order to be saved and gain entrance into Heaven(Whether it is by verbal communication or by typing it out on a discussion forum)?
What it states in Romans 10:9-11 about "Faith in the heart leads to justification" means that faith in the Lord Jesus as Personal Savior and "Confession on the lips to salvation" means confessing the Lord Jesus as Personal Savior and justification means that trusting in Christ alone for salvation without good works being involved as opposed to trusting in Christ and good works for salvation.
I stated that if a Mormon receives Christ as their Savior then they have to leave the Mormon Church because the Mormon Church denies the Holy Trinity because they state that the Holy Spirit is not God but is a substance or a fluid and thus the Mormon Church is a cult because it denies the Holy Trinity. But when a Roman Catholic receives Christ as their Savior it is not necessary for them to leave the RCC because the RCC does not fit the definition of a cult which is a religious organization that denies the Holy Trinity and is not considered a cult CONT.
JY AS TO YOUR LAST POST TO ME 1/1/06.6:31AM (1)So that means your priest isn't saved . (2)If the mass is the sacrafice of christ again,THEN YOU MUST NOT BELIEVE THE BIBLE OR THE WORD(CHRIST)as it states CHRIST was ONCE (1)ONE TIME ONLY,SACRAFICED FOR SIN(Heb 10-12) (3)When in your church, have you confessed the LORD with your lips,and don't say you do it on here,cause that is typing . (4)You say "faith in the heart is justification",FAITH IN WHAT?AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY JUSTIFICATION? (5)You said"confession on the lips to salvation,CONFESSION OF WHAT? (6)As you don't give any scripture for GOD leaving a way to tell if someone is saved or not,let me give you a few and see if you agree with me,When refuting errors CHRIST said"Ye do err,NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES(MATT 22=29). (ACTS 17-2)Reason with people out of the scriptures.(MATT 7-20)You will know people by their fruits.(ROMANS 15-4)WRITEN FOR OUR LEARNING.(2 TIM 3-15=17)WRITEN FOR REPROOF,CORRECTION,AND INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Also I see in an other post of yours,that you say this morman can't be saved,as his church doesn't believe the same as him. I take it we can say the same about you,as your church doesn't believe the same as you
If someone is Born Again by receiving Christ as their Savior they would be led by the Holy Spirit to dispense with the unscriptural doctrines of their church(Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox or Mainline Protestant) and the unscriptural parts to their worship service. That is the answer that you are going to get. End of story. Romans 10:9-11 states "For if you confess with your lips the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Faith in the heart leads to justification, confession on the lips to salvation. Scripture says, "No one who believes in Him will be put to shame.".".
So there it is right from Romans 10:9-11 that salvation comes by confessing the Lord Jesus with the lips as Savior.
JY If as in your words someone has not done away with the unscriptural doctrines "THEN THEIR UNSAVED"so it goes to follow that your priest is unsaved if as you say"he says all the nonsense of the mass,and prays to mary . ALSO I ask you for scripture, not what YOU THINK,BUT WHAT GOD SAYS HOW YOU DETERMINE IF ONE IS A CHRISTIAN? I did not ask anything about a,Prod,RC,E O,or any denomination,I USED THE WORD "CHRISTIAN"
SO COME ON JY,LETS SEE YOU USE WHAT CHRIST WOULD HAVE USED,SCRIPTURE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ie HE would have said"WHAT SAYETH THE SCRIPTURES"
My Priest has not done away with the unscriptural parts to the Mass. If my Priest was not Born Again then why would he preach about the need to receive Christ as Personal Savior? Someone who is not Born Again does not go around preaching about the need to receive Christ as Personal Savior.
I stated before that yes there is a way to tell if someone is saved and the way is that if a Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox or a Mainline Protestant after receiving Christ as their Savior dispenses with the unscriptural doctrines of their church and the unscriptural parts to the worship service of their church then they are saved.
There might be individuals at the Mass when I attend that know that I have dispensed with the unscriptural parts to the Mass and are saved because when everybody else states "We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins" I remain silent and I do not make that statement and when everybody else states "And I ask blessed Mary ever virgin, all the angels and saints" I remain silent and I do not make that statement and when I receive the bread and the cup of wine I do not say Amen or bow the head so that should give a clue that I do not believe that the bread and wine are not the actual body and blood of Christ.
JY About two 2 posts away you said you didn't know if your priest is saved. This goes against other of your posts also. Tell me,When did your priest do away with the unscriptural parts of the mass and tell you all about it.Now remember,you say you don't believe in the unscriptural parts. So,what is it,IS YOUR PRIEST SAVED OR NOT? I WILL ASK THE QUESTION AGAIN. DID GOD LEAVE US AWAY TO KNOW IF SOMEONE IS SAVED OR NOT ? Please use scripture,as we would like to know GODS WAY,and not just your thinking its the right way to tell.
Now consider what you said in your last post,"if anybody thinks that someone who is not really saved would dispence with the unscriptural doctines," HOW COULD SOMEONE AT THE MASS KNOW YOU HAD DONE AWAY WITH THE UNSCRIPTURAL BITS AND ARE SAVED ?
THATS WHY "YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN"
Jus to help you JY,consider the scripture posted to you on here
What do you mean by "Why don't you dispense with the unscriptural parts of your thinking and logically and analytically analyze John Yurich so that you can dispense with the unscriptural parts?"? That does not make sense and it is totally illogical.