I see that the three of you could not WAIT to get on this thread and answer the question for us.
Wonderful that you know the state of our souls, without even reading anything we have to say about it. Amazing that you have such spiritual insight! /extreme sarcasm
Why don’t you worry about your OWN souls, and leave Catholics alone? Don’t tell me we are your “calling.” Christ would tell you to mind your own business, and grant us the same courtesy you would like in return.
Well, I don't recall answering the question for you. But, I am aware that the language used by those who espouse the RCC party line is not clearly identifying the way Jesus used the term, "Born again."
And, just the way you had no say in the process of being born the first time, you have no say in the process of being born again. Isn't it interesting that Christ used this picture to represent the process of salvation? Why not say, "You must join the Catholic Church and follow the rest of the seven sacraments or you won't go to heaven." That is what we hear from the Catholic Church today. If not, please, Judith Anne, tell us how the Catholic Church teaches a person gets saved.
Hi, Judith Anne. It was a Catholic who posted the thread. I made no assumptions about the Catholics on FR. I told about my many Catholic friends and relatives. But from the tenor of your post I think I do know a bit about you. I wish you well.
I didn’t see a for Catholics only sign on the thread. Then, I didn’t say anything about your soul. Where did that come from? And last, I am a born again Christian with absolutely NO doubt as to where my eternal soul will reside. It’s you that better look to your inner self and confront your anger. I have nothing against Catholics I’m just glad I don’t have to abide by all their man made crap additions to the Bible.
Three words: The Great Commission. The Catholic church has the same mission, btw.
If Christ would tell us to leave others alone, then He would NOT have given the command to go ye into the world and preach the gospel, would he? However, there is a delicate balance, and that being one must be led by the Holy Spirit to those who are ready to accept Jesus as their personal savior. It isn’t by baptism, ritual or other sacraments that one becomes born again, or from above. IT is the Spirit of God who convicts of sin and leads one to a personal knowledge and acceptance of what JEsus did on the Cross.
Being baptized does not save anyone. It is an outward evidence of an inward work. WE are immersed (baptised) into the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. There isn’t any evidence in the Bible that those who accepted Christ were sprinkled. They were dunked under the water. Nor, is there any evidence that babies were sprinkled.
If people would pray and seek the Lord in spiritual matters, they wouldn’t accept heresies and false doctrines. But, alas, many, and that includes many Protestant churches would rather fall on their traditional swords than accept the truth. By the way, Jesus said, “I Am the way, the TRUTH, and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by me.” So, if anyone is trying to get to heaven by any other means than accepting Jesus’s work on Calvary, they are laboring in vain.