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Does It Matter How We Worship

If we truly Love God, why does it matter how we worship or go to church? Why do some people put down other denominations? I am A/G and some of my friends are Catholic. Very different, but we agree we all love Christ. We have been to each others churches. It is a place safe to be with God.

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The gospel that the RCC preaches is not the gospel that the Apostles preached. All who preach the RCC's false gospel are accursed according to Galatians 1:8-9, just as all who preach the false gospel of all of the other Christian sects are accursed. There is one gospel and one church (which has no name).
---troy on 4/10/07

False doctrine is sin, not all worship is acceptable to God, and Catholics are not Christians.
---Eloy on 4/10/07

Jesus was addressing one who was under the law. For the Jew, being saved was mostly about obeying the law. What else COULD he tell him? Those people, Jesus included, were living under the Old Covenant.

This all changed with the death of Christ. Read Romans and watch as Paul draws out the picture for us. See the progression from being under law (before the sacrifice of Christ) and being under grace (following the sacrifice).
---Bruce5656 on 7/20/05

Just because the story appears in the "New Testament" people sometimes miss the fact that Jesus and his hearers were living under the OLD Covenant. Calvary is the dividing point. We are now under the New Covenant. There is nothing wrong with doing good things, so long as you are not counting on them to bring salvation.
---Bruce5656 on 7/20/05

Bruce-Cont- In Matthew 19:16-17 Jesus is ask DIRECTLY what ONE MUST do to have ETERNAL LIFE?, you might want to listen also LUPE. DID HE say, accept me into your heart ONCE and that it!! NO!!!, He said KEEP the COMMANDMENTS and YOU WILL HAVE LIFE!!!Read also !peter 3;20,JN 6:54, 1 Tim 2;15, Matthew 6:14-15,..
---ruben on 7/20/05

Bruce- On your Part 1 statements- Your answer to GOD would be I accept you as my personal savior. be careful (HE) could tell you Not everybody that says LORD LORD will enter the kingdom of heaven! There are many ways the bible tells we have to do to enter HEAVEN. There is not ONLY ONE way to get there, READ your BIBLE CAREFULLY!!! CONT
---ruben on 7/20/05

People have been arguing denominations preference for centuries - and really haven't come to any conclusion. (The Bible doesn't deal with any denomination.) Those who say there's is the best or only true worship are mistaken. For example: I know some catholics that are Christians, but some will say catholics can't be Christian. Wrong! All that's need to be a Christian is to accept Christ as Savoir. Belonging to a particual denomination is nice, but just "window dressing."
---Ray on 7/20/05

I get the Idea, the back ground is a blanket for the person. I don't know many catholics well, I geuss when I prayed with my friends at the alter that they no longer were cathlics.
---Laure5469 on 7/16/05

What Bible verses are different in catholic bible then in King james? I'm not being rude I have heard there is a difference.
---Laureen on 6/27/05

The teachers of the false doctrine Paul spoke against called them selves "Christian" too.
---Bruce5656 on 6/26/05

Bruce:true Paul used stronger language what do you think he would have said to you for defaming another brother in Christ.what False doctrine? which you do not specify,Matt14v21 does not equate with proverbs 14:12 But try prov 14 :11 The tent of the upright flourishes:this is the Catholic church! Why are all christians so divided?& do not Follow All teachings as in the Commandments of God.just a few a house divided against itself cannot stand.
---Emcee on 6/25/05

Paul had no problem pointing out false doctrine. Why should we?

In fact he used MUCH stronger language than any one here ever has or would be allowd to post.

All religions (even "Christian" ones) do NOT lead to heaven.
Matt 7:21, Proverbs 14:12, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
---Bruce5656 on 6/25/05

Continued;Many Nations learned of Christ because they had travelers who took the message back to their Countries.To assume Only the RC Church grew from Christ's redemption message is presumptious.Christ didn't come to form RC Church ,He came to the Jews who rejected Him.There is no concrete evidence to say all Churches came from RC.There were Chruches started all over the known World that had nothing to do with Rome or Catholic.Again;even early Popes said Peter as 1st Pope was only by tradition.
---Darlene_1 on 6/24/05

God gave New Testement Church to the Jews. First purpose in sending Christ was to give His choosen people another chance.Gentiles were grafted in mainly, because again Jews rejected what God wanted for them.Jesus didn't form the RC Church,it was an outgrowth of the Romans who heard Christ's message and believed,so did a lot of other Nations.History records Pentecostals from Acts on.It also speaks of Anabaptists who opposed RC infant baptism.Those didn't come through Martin Luther's protests nor RC Church.
---Darlene_1 on 6/24/05

Thanks Bruce5656
---bethie on 6/24/05

phia, Protestants protest Catholics. Christians are not Protestants or Catholics. A Christian follows Christ and his commandments only, as in the name itself states. A Catholic follows the Cathedral or Church and its commandments only, as in the name itself states. Christian is a Jewish root, and Catholic is a Roman root- completely different from each other. Hope this helps you.
---Eloy on 6/24/05

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I agree with you Laure. I can worship with anyone. I know what I know from the bible to be right, same with them. I have my beliefs and they have theirs, so who is to say who is right and who is wrong? There is only one God to worship. There are too many people bashing another one's religion. If you can't get along down here, what makes people think they can get along in heaven?
---Rebecca_D on 6/23/05

1 I know they know God as I prayed at the Alter of my church with them. They love God.
2 I was refering to some are cutting down,other churches then their own {catholic, baptist,lutheren excetera} not some group I have never heard of or cults.
Why do those who call them selves Christians, cut down others you clam to have christ in them. how is this following the verse on uplifting each other and encourageing each other?
---laure5469 on 6/23/05

Bruce & Eloy :Defending your belief is admirable,defaming the beliefs of another is Judgemental.what's your answer,when asked to give an account of your steward ship.Not admittance to heaven: seek his Mercy & all things shall be added unto you.Remember,off shoots of chtistianity are from the Roman Catholic Church instituted by Jesus.Who appointed Luther to question God?& they are in confusion because they have no shepherd.Dont fool your self looking for scriptures to justify your actions.
---Emcee on 6/23/05

Dear Laure: When are we going to get over putting down denominations? Hopefully everyone is called by God to go to the church they attend. That will have to do until we have unity upon Christ's return. I am still a dreamer and hope for more unity than we currently have. Are we not bound by the bonds of Jesus' Love? I wonder how long our Lord can tolerate this disunity! Where are denominations in the Bible?
---Elsie on 6/23/05

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A/G (or AoG) = Assemblies Of God. A Pentecostal denomination.
---Bruce5656 on 6/23/05

Eloy, what denominational allegiance do you ascribe to? To make a statement that the Roman Catholic Church is not Christian is a inconceivable statement. All protestant denominations are derivatives of the RCC; that is like saying your maternal great grand mother is not related to you. As an Ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), I disagree with many of the practices and rituals of the RCC, as there are inconsistent with Calvinistic doctrine. I cannot conceive of the bases for you statement.
---phia4633 on 6/23/05

Hi just wondering what is A/G?
---bethie on 6/23/05

I am in total agreement not to criticize a person for belonging to a certain church BUT I do not believe that the instiution per se should escape scrutiny and more if necessary.
God right now is calling His children to come out of Babylon (= church with many fasle teachings) The only way for that to happens is for someone like Luther to point out the errors of that church, then it is up to each to stay or look for true church.
---Pierr7958 on 6/23/05

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Ask your Catholic friends this simple question and see what answer you get back.
"If you were to die today and stand before God and He asked you:"Why should I let you into my heaven?""
You will likely hear something like, :I was baptized, I go to Mass... etc" All it take is one "I do..." or "I did..." to demonstrate that their concept of salvation is not as you understand it at all.
---Bruce5656 on 6/23/05

Rather, it is based on what they have done and their connection to the Catholic chruch. There may be exceptions of course but just because someone says they love Jesus does not make them a Christian. Matt 7:21 Gal 1:8 II Cor 6:16

That is not to say that the AOG is the only acceptable option to the RC, but RC is not an option.
---Bruce5656 on 6/23/05

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