Watcher wrote: Well said. It's really no different that a man who sits in on ungodly movies, go to the beach to "take in the scenery", drink, smoke, gamble...yet says he's a Christian. No Christian in his right mind would attend a Catholic church as there would be so much that broke his heart, he couldn't stand it. John is a charlatan and he knows it.
So no Christian should go to the beach to swim in the water? Pastor Steve and the Elders and Deacons of that Baptist Church all accept that I am truly saved because I accepted Christ as Lord and Savior and have placed my trust entirely in Him alone for salvation.
Christopher000 wrote: John, are you certain about that? You really don't believe that Christ cares about anyone who says they belong to Him, aligning themselves with the very system of religion that He warns so sternly against and curses? You don't think it matters to God Himself that you choose to sit amongst those who openly defy Him with false doctrines and who have added to, and taken away from His Word in so many fatalistic ways? Are you sure this is no big deal to Him, that He's proud of you, and will wave His arm, and say, "Well done my good and faithful servant,...come on in"?
Well isn't it true that church attendance is totally superfluous to salvation and entering Heaven upon ones demise? If that is the case then when everybody stands before Jesus after they pass away then church attendance will not be a determining factor in Jesus determining who enters Heaven. The only factor that Jesus will use in determining who enters Heaven is who accepted Him as their Lord and Savior and trusted entirely in Him alone for salvation.
NeedHim, What lies have I supposedly embraced that scriptures don't back up? When I met with Pastor Steve of that Baptist Church in April to arrange the Baptism I was questioned thoroughly by him to make sure that I was truly saved and was a proper candidate for Baptism. I was asked by Pastor if I had accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior and if I had placed my entire trust in Him alone for salvation. And when I answered in the affirmative then Pastor was satisfied that I was truly saved and a proper candidate for Baptism. I am very bothered during Mass when unscriptural doctrines are presented.
Tim, I totally deny the reason I also attend the local Catholic parish is that I want to hedge my bet. I totally reject and repudiate the Catholic doctrine of salvation. I only accept the Baptist doctrine of salvation.
KDinDE, I do not personally know that married couple who attend both the local Catholic parish and that Baptist Church. So when I stated I do not know anybody at that Baptist Church I attend on Sunday mornings who also attends the local Catholic parish is true.
NeedHim, I am not hedging my bets by attending both the local Catholic parish and that Baptist Church. I accept only the Baptist doctrine of salvation.
Christopher, I never stated I would not have any rewards in Heaven. I stated that my rewards probably would be not as much.
Christopher000 wrote: Hey John, I just thought of a question I wanted to ask: Given that the church of Rome is busting with false doctrines, which are diametrically opposed to God's Word, do you believe that Christ approves of your alliance with them? If so, what's your reasoning?
It makes no difference to Christ what church one attends as long as the church worships Him as God because when everybody stands before Jesus after they pass away, church attendance will not be a determining factor in Jesus determining who enters Heaven. The only thing that Jesus will look at is if one had accepted Him as their Savior and Lord and trusted entirely in Him alone for salvation.
NeedHIm, I have not stated that I am Catholic since I stated I would not call myself a Catholic on here.
Dave wrote: John, there's no such thing as a baptcathlic, except in your mind. How have you John? Good I hope
I have been good. This past Saturday was the final session in the membership preparation class at that Baptist Church I attend on Sunday mornings. I read my testimony before Pastor Steve, the 2 Elders that were in attendance and the 4 other individuals who are also going to become members of that Baptist Church after going before the congregation and being voted on by the members and the Elders. After I become a member of that Baptist Church then logically I will be both Baptist and Catholic since I attend both the local Catholic parish and the local Baptist Church.