Andrew, I hope you take this very seriously. Do not give up seeking the Lord. I think most genuine Christians have doubted their salvation. Now I also can not say wether you are truly saved or not. All I have is the comment you put and this is what I can say to hopefully help you: Romans 10:13-"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Do no let anyone lie to you about that scripture. What does it say? WHOSOEVER shall call. If you call on the Lord meeting only the condition of verses 9 and 10 of the same chapter then you can be assured of the promise in verse 13. You are an object of God's unending love. Another thing, David says in Psalm 52:8-"But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever." As much as we know of David and his sins, this is what he says of his faith. That he trusts in the mercy of God for ever and ever. What else can we do Andrew? We have no righteousness, the more we try the more we disappoint our self. But if we fully trust and rely on God's mercy, there's rest and hope for us. For God promises over and over He is long-suffering and merciful.
Now to be sure, I'm not here to convince you that you are saved or not. I am only here by God's Providence seeing your comment and reaching
I myself, for years struggled with the once saved always saved teaching.But the true answer to those who struggle with this IS... were you ever saved in the first place or do you profess Christ with your mouth but He remains far from your heart. Do you go to church on Sunday and live like the devil the other six days. Who is the giver of this eternal life. Jesus Christ Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. Joh 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. Joh 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Joh 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. Joh 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I have struggled with this scripture many times. Could it be that all you will ever know of Christ is head knowledge but not heart faith?
5. There is No stand in for Jesus until His return for His Bride again refer to Col 1:18 6.Show just one passage of scripture that agrees with the celebration of the mass. 7.Jesus didn't institute the mass show me one passage of scripture that confirms this. And finally as for the rest of your points 8,9,10 I am a protestant fanatic as described by you one of those that would have surely been called an heretic at the court of inquistion and would have died for my faith. 11.Mary the mother of Jesus is venerated by Roman Catholics Show me in the scriptures where this was done by any of the Apostles or followers of Christ. Speaking of veneration Roman Catholics bow down before statues of various Saints which is a violation of Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
1. As stated before Jesus calls God the Father Holy Father in the book of (John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.) 2. The term pope means papa or father Jesus says in Mat 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 3. "Pontifex Maximus" or "Supreme Pontiff" One of the most amazing aspects about the ascendancy of the papacy is that the church of Rome promotes the pope as the "Pontifex Maximus" or, Supreme Pontiff. The title Pontifex Maximus is mentioned numerous times by the early church fathers (particularly by Tertullian), but it was not applied to a Christian bishop. The early church fathers say that the Pontifex Maximus was the "King of Heathendom", the evil high priest of the pagan mystery religion of Rome. It is certainly not likely that Christ appointed Peter "Pontifex Maximus" of Rome. 4.I agree Christ is The Head of the catholic universal church NOT the Roman Catholic Cult. There is No earthly head of his body represented on earth Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;
Pope = Holy Father? (John 17:11) Jesus gives this title To God alone.
Pope = Pontifix Maximus = Sovereign and universal head of the church. Paul the Apostle in (Colossians 1:18) gives this title head of the body to Jesus Christ alone.
pope = Vicar of Christ = in place of Christ. Jesus said that when he resurrected that He would't leave us alone but would send the Holy Spirit to live in us ergo, The Holy Spirit is the only Vicar of Christ. ( John 14 : 17-29) The pope being Vicar of Christ is BLASPHEMY of the Holy Spirit.
The mass being practiced is a doctrine of demons one of many in the RCC.
You said that by attacking the RCC we were attacking your mother as well as you. This is not the case. We are however attacking the satanic system that has lied to billions and has murdered more the 50,000,000 Christians just in the dark ages alone.