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Posted on 05/10/2008 1:06:02 PM PDT by annalex
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Oh yeah I know. I was telling petronski that I can’t believe I’ve been here for over four years already *LOL* I’m spending time with my mother for Mother’s Day. Cleaned up the garden for her before her big surgery in June. I’ve been busy with nursing school too.
Congratulations on nursing school....
Keep us posted on your Mom...Standing ready with prayers.
According to the list then, about 30 Protestants have converted to your religion in the las 13 years...That's more than I would have suspected...
Your suspicions are at least partly right. Akin converted in 1991. He only wrote this tome in 1995.
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Act 2:47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
She’s nagging me as we speak! She’ll be having her cytoreduction surgery June 18th with the heated chemo if necessary. I’ll keep everyone posted.
lolol. Looks like he's found the right place at last. Out of the frying pan into the fire.
It does take a certain kind of person to convert to Catholicism, however. Someone who doesn't bother to read the Bible for themselves, but instead who actually LIKES to take orders from someone else. It's called an "authoritarian nature," and it fits many of the Catholic converts I know to a "t." "T" for Tetzel.
How any Christian can go from the truth of the Bible to believing Mary is a "co-redeemer," or that priests are "another Christ," or that some old guy in Rome speaks for Christ and is infallible in matters of religion, or that a man's sins need to be forgiven over and over and over in perpetuity as if the cross were merely a suggestion and not the perfect propitiation for sin entirely, as Hebrews tells us...
Sad that some love their chains when Christ said He came to free the captives. Give me the renewed mind and the conscience of liberty bestowed by the Holy Spirit according to God's will any day of the week.
Post Tenebras Lux.
Post #13 is Akin’s story.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” — Jesus
You will know they are Christians by their love.
That remark strongly suggests Akin must be illiterate and this is his cover.
"Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way." -- Psalm 119:104
I am not a Catholic. I am a Born Again Evangelical. But, I think your post is out of line. Catholics are working out their salvation just like the rest of us.
The Catholic Church has been the greatest force for good in history. What all of us who love Jesus Christ must realize is that an attack on the Catholic Church is an attack on all Christians.
Like you, I have problems with some of the Church doctrine. But, it is wrong and thoughtless to attack when no one has attacked you.
The topic of this thread is how to become a Catholic. It is not why all Christians who disagree with Catholicism are damned or not really Christians. If that were the assertion, I would back your criticism. But, it is not.
That may be the most ludicrous statement I've seen on the forum in a long time.
Is it a "force for good" to tell Christians to believe Mary is a "co-redeemer?"
Is it a "force for good" to believe a priest is "another Christ?"
Is it a "force for good" to tell men and women to bow to statues of dead people and pray to them for intervention when the ONLY mediator between God and man is Christ Jesus?
Seems obvious our definitions of "good" are miles apart.
I've noticed a lot of the 'coming home' success stories tend to have had a checkered past of jumping from one belief system to another. We read about them swimming the Tiber, but I wonder how many move on to something else a few years down the road.
It is ludicrous to dispute it.
What entity has clothed more naked?
Fed more hungry?
Given shelter to more homeless?
Given more free medical care to the poor?
What entity has, over the last 2000 years, performed more good works in the name of Christ?
In my post I stated, and you seem to have ignored, that I have problems with some of the doctrine of the Church.
But, as far as good works go, it is inarguable that the Catholic Church has done more than any other institution, by far.
Be well good brother.
Persevere, for in the darkness a single candle is as bright as the sun.
He will not respond to Christian love and reason.
He and his posse (see his ping list) are consumed with hatred for other Christians who do not agree with their interpretations of scripture. I feel sad, not mad that that is so. But I have seen many good Christians such as yourself try and fail. God Bless you!
“Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are still infants, and over the course of time they grow into a recognition of the enormous grace that has been bestowed upon them, of the dignity and wonder of their identity as Catholics.”
That second sentence - I can’t get past it. As if being claimed as an RC while an infant is the same as being claimed by Christ. This sums up what may be the major deception of the RCC.
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