Frankly, Catholics and Protestants who slam eachother need to repent. Contemplate that one folks.
We are not slamming the people, we are slamming the false religion called Catholicism.
We do this because we do love and don’t want anyone to perish. The truth is not always comfy and cozy. The truth of Christ is an all or nothing proposition.
Would you rather we stand by and say nothing and watch you walk straight to your doom though all tucked up comfy and cozy in your false peace?
That is not what God has called His people to do. We do love you and we want nothing more than you to trust in Jesus just as He said to, without all the erroneous rigmarole and folderol that accomplishes nothing. The Gospel is not all light and love and let’s get along. If it was Jesus would not have said this:
The Sword of the Gospel
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35”For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; 36 and A MAN’S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.”
This is why I always say that if you are not prepared to sacrifice ALL for Jesus then you do not know Him nor do you want Him. It takes that much. Think about it...do you love Jesus so much that if He asked you to walk out of the Catholic religion and never look back, would you? Many will not, content to stay where they are, sure in their error. I pray that some of you here will hear the Lord calling and He will give you the courage needed to walk away and begin anew with Him. A true believer will never back off or back away and leave you in the darkness without speaking truth.
The one thing I have seen in all Catholics that I have spoken to is that they are not sure they are saved beyond a shadow of a doubt. By being born again of the Holy Spirit, there is no doubt.
Several Catholics here have said that makes no sense to them. Why is that? Because they are working towards their salvation, hoping and praying that somewhere along the journey they will have their doubts erased and be sure, but in case not they can fall back on purgatory and then others can pray them out.
Salvation is a one time event, when the heart calls out to God and asks Him to reveal Himself, asks for forgiveness, and repents. The Holy Spirit then comes to reside in the heart of that person and begins to instruct them in the ways of the Lord.
Is anything else needed? No!
Will I sin again even after saved? Yes.
Will I lose my salvation if I sin again? No!
This is not rocket science, people, but Catholics and other members of false religions make it that difficult. Another Catholic on this forum said it took her a long time to learn Catholicism. Do you honestly think God would make such a convoluted and difficult path to Him....especially when He did all the work and all we need do is believe?
And every time someone spouts off about their false religion, be it Catholics or Mormons or whomever, it makes a mockery of what Jesus did on the cross.
Jesus said, “It is finished.”
And so it is.