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Can I Attend A Catholic Church

I'm catholic by birth and attend a catholic church. When I have bible study with day by day christian fellowship, I found my relationship with God. I feel peaceful/happy for He is so alive. They said "God is a jealous God", which church should I attend. I see both church has one God.

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The most important thing is to attend a church that teaches and relys on scripture. My advise is to read the Bible for yourself not take someone elses word for what is contained within, pray, then shop around. You may attend several churches before you enter the one God wants you to glorify him through.
---Linda3 on 2/17/08


Alan :: Right on --so whats next?
---Emcee on 1/17/06


Emcee ... not chastised. I was not angry with you, but more with myself for not being clear enough in the way I pointed out your grammatical error.
Thank you ... may our continuing arguments be good-willed!
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/17/06


Alan ::I stand before you Chastised.Sorry Gramma was not one of my subjects.& yes I have noticed you do not run down the RCC But on many occassions defend it.Thank You for your impartiality & fairness.as we strive to walk the walk in his footsteps let us also share his love which he has asked us to.
---Emcee on 1/16/06


Emcee ... PLEASE FRIEND, do not take hostility to everything I say!! I have many times defended the RCC against tstatements made here that Catholics cannot be Christian.
My original comment here was pointing out that grammatically your statement meant that the Pope guided Jesus, when you meant the other way round. (I hope you did anyway)
Do not assume that I am attacking everything you say ... please read what I said!
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/15/06




Alan ::Jesus saw fit to make a statement "Ishall be with you at all times deputing Peter as his spokes person for want of a better name"who Am I or You to question his modus operandi.He is God we are his minions.we serve ,we obey & do NOT Contest.that is the devils format.In your existence if you want to make a choice feel free to do so.
---Emcee on 1/15/06


I prefer a nondenominational church, teaching from the Bible. No prayer books, no rosary, no Hail Marys, no nuns, no pope, just Jesus Christ. I grew up in the episcopal and still can't find confirmation in the Bible ... had no idea what I was doing.
---Nellah on 1/15/06


Emcee ... # b3 Please note Emcee that I am NOT saying that a denomination should not have a human head, to take responsibility for its organisation in this world. Other denominations have elected persons to facilite earthy activity. But we do not need that person to take on the role of Jesus.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/15/06


Emcee ... # b2 Nor do I need anyone to get in touch with Jesus for me ... I can be in consatant contact with Him
I invite YOU to "extend yourself" and believe that it is possible to talk to Jesus direct, and that you do not need a human, or Saint to take up your case for you, or to act on your behalf, or to absolve you.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/15/06


Emcee ... # b1 ... As I have said, I was not challenging what you believe, just the way in which you said it, because that made Jesus subject to guidance by the Pope.
But since you quote Matthew, 28 verses 16-20, I have actually looked at this passage. What I read there is that Jesus is promising to be with us till the end of time. As He is. I do not need to "extend myself" to believe this.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/15/06




Emcee your phrase says that the Pope guides Jesus. You do not mean that, do you?
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/15/06


Emcee ... I am not twisting you words. I was just pointing out that what you said was "As I have always stated that the Rcc is run by Jesus Christ under the guidance Of The existing Papal Head" Now the normal grammatical english meaning of those words is that Jesus rules under the guidance of the Pope, ie the Pope is guiding Jesus.
Mow I know you did not mean that. I was trying to help you by showing how careful it is to make sure you say what you mean.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/15/06


Alan:: Ha!Here you go again twisting my words.Apparantly you got short circuited Read Mathew 28,V16-20 Do not read into my words Just read Jesus 's words; His declaration-His church - his guidance - Till the end of Time Just because you cannot see Our blessed Lord does not mean he is absent -NO! he is directing his church as he says Till the end of Time using the pope as his Vicar.I know it is hard for a mere human to visualise but try to extend yourself.You have to believe what is written its His word.
---Emcee on 1/14/06


Has everyone here forgotten that prophets inspired by God wrote the Bible? Yes, even the Bible had to go through men to get to us. That is how God spreads his word, through his creations. He sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to save us from sin, AND from ourselves. He also guides and appoints persons to help lead his people to him. Be at peace with your beliefs, then you will not pass judgement on others. He said, this,over all, to: "Love one another, as I have loved you."
---anita on 1/14/06


Catholics believe what the Pope says, whether it is what God says or not. Example...they think Mary was sinless. Mary was just a servant of Christ, just like Rev. Herb, and I pray to God and not Rev. Herb. It would be silly. So is praying to Mary.
---Peter on 1/14/06


Rev? Herb your knowledge of the Catholic Faith is indeed very small at best you need to do some serious study on the subject.
---Johann on 1/14/06


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You see Emcee ... I do not think you really believe that Jesus acts under the guidance of a man.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/14/06


Emcee ... do you realise what you have said? This is what you have said: that Jesus runs the Roman catholic Church, but it is the Pope that tells Him how to do it"
You have rejected my alternative suggestion which was "The Pope runs the RCC, but Jesus tell him how to do that"
You are saying that the Pope is more important than Jesus
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/14/06


Shira ::Yes on the surface it appears he is the same God same name same gospel but not same actions as declared in the bible all his teachings are slightlly different They leave out the sacraments which is essential to our well being with Jesus,The Joy you experience is the sanctifying grace which enables us to have agreeableness & one with God.It is a soul satisfying experience, like he said I give you peace My peace I leave with you Disregard the sins of this world.I too have been a Catholic from birth.
---Emcee on 1/14/06


Shira, continue to attend a Catholic Church. Unlike what many say here, the RCC worships only God and teaches Christ's words.
---A_Catholic on 1/14/06


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Alan:: What does it say in the Bible Mat28,V 16-20-- You have free will- have a go,its not my word.Jesus is King & lord of us all, true we do not see God But he is there.Do we Dare deny him!!
---Emcee on 1/13/06


Emcee .. you say "As I have always stated that the Rcc is run by Jesus christ under the guidance Of The existing Papal Head who is his representative" Now, Emcee, if I thought you meant that, then I would really have a go at you. I assume and hope, that you meant "Rcc is run by The existing Papal Head under the guidance of Jesus Christ"
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/13/06


Alan::As I have always stated that the Rcc is run by Jesus christ under the guidance Of The existing Papal Head who is his representative .The church is viable & living & under the direction of Jesus.I have not heard of the abolisihing of limbo & hence cannot comment.Suffice to say it is a place of Hope & eventual salvation .
---Emcee on 1/13/06


In the Middle Ages theologians came up with the theological construct of limbo, which never has been a defined doctrine. Catechisms are not infallible documents.
---Johann on 1/12/06


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Emcee this discussion reminds me that you have STILL not answered my question what is happening to those souls who were in Limbo, This Limbo is just one example of infallible papal doctrine. But it cannot have been infallible, even though one Pope infalllibly set the place up, and now the present Pope is infallibly abolishing it.
Has the Pope told God about the change?
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/12/06


You say you do not worship your pope, but I have a question. HOW do you justify taking the pope's words over scripture?? If the pope makes a new "doctrine" that is NOT scriptural, catholics all follow it blindly and unquestioning. I could give examples if you like. But anyway, if you accept a MAN's word above what is in the bible -- you then are worshipping the MAN and not the Lord.
---Debbie on 1/12/06


The pope is a man to be honoured for his Office Not worshipped We rely on his Guidance when he speaks of morals In Doctrine.He cannot err in this regard because of Jesus's declaration "I shall be with you at all times even till the end of the world" One MUST Believe Not dissiminate.Dissimination is a by product of Satan who is always ready to turn things around.
---Emcee on 1/11/06


Debbie dear:;Thank you for your concern.My fate is closeted safely in the hands of Jesus Our divine master, as because I believe & trust & walk with him daily.If I had any doubt,I would seek the truth as we know it.The sanctifying grace which helps in our daily Lives is sufficient to guide me to his side with the help of his beloved Mother who has been My Refuge, since a boy.I follow all facets of his Divine love & come in the same spirit to share with you .God Bless you Lady.
---Emcee on 1/11/06


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Herb ... The RCs go further than this and accept the Pope's pronouncements above the message of the Bible, and accept add-ons to doctrine and practice which have no biblical basis. They regard the pope as God's mouthpiece, and unscripturally regard priests, as well as Mary and other saints, as being intercessors on our behalf. But I still think this come short of actually worshipping the Pope.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/11/06


Herb ... I have never heard of an RC worshipping the Pope. Most Christian denominations have a "head" in organisational terms, and does not mean that that person supplants God as the Head of the Church (all God's people) So I do not object to the Pope as "head" of the RCC.
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/11/06


Emcee: You have been blinded by the lies of RCC. JESUS is the head of the church and to think otherwise (that a mere mortal is the head -- i.e. your popes) is erroneous. I do not blame you for your lack of understanding. I just continue to pray for you to be enlightened once and for all and to turn from the lies that you have been taught your entire life. May God touch your heart and mind with truth.
---Debbie on 1/10/06


2 Corinthians 4:4 . . . god of this world . . .
---a_servant on 1/9/06


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Rev Herb::I believe there is a passage in the bible that says that those ofthe Cloth Pastors & the like will be scrutinised more closely, because they were called to lead by truth.There is only ONE GOD--your irreverent approach is misleading,as you triviliaise the word of God.
---Emcee on 1/9/06


What god do the Catholic worship??? There are only Two gods. The God of heaven and the god of this world, the devil. So if the pope is vacar of Christ, meaning he in place of Christ. Than Catholics worship the pope, not the God of Heaven. The priest can turn a piece of bread into the body of Christ, try selling that bread on e-bay and see what happens.
---Rev_Herb on 1/9/06


Debbie::Your explaination of Peter being a Pebble is erroneous--Jesus made him a fisher of Men.Truth will always prevail.Falsehood is a transgression & not worthy of statemnts from one who attests to being a believer.
---Emcee on 1/9/06


PART ONE:
Anita,
"Concerning breaking of bread, Jesus said to "do this in remembrance of me"."
That is a gross over-simplification. The Catholic Mass is MUCH more than a simple "breaking of bread". It is (believed to be) a sacrifice in which Jesus is repeatedly, litteraly, sacrificed over and over and over......
---Bruce5656 on 1/9/06


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PART TWO:
This stands in stark contrast to the scripture that says His sacrifice is ONCE FOR ALL, not to be repeated. Read the scriptures in this blog for a more detailed description of the blasphmy that is called "Mass".

http://christianblogs.christianet.com/1136502183.htm#1136823045842
---Bruce5656 on 1/9/06


Matt 16:18 . . . That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church . . .

The foundation of the CHRISTian church was Peter, but built and still headed by Jesus.
- Bread symbolizes Jesus, not becomes Jesus.
- Mary is dead. Jesus is alive. Praying to Mary is idol worship.
- Moses is alive, but Christians only pray to God.
- God is Spirit, not just spiritual.
- Christians can enter into God's throne room, there is no need for a pope.
---a_servant on 1/9/06


Anita:

I'm sorry, but your entire statement is totally FALSE. Jesus is the head of Christians not some man. Peter was NOT a Pope nor was he appointed to be the leader. He was a pebble and Jesus was pointing that out to him. Jesus was saying that HE, HIMSELF was to be the head of the church! Catholics have misinterpreted this WAY too long and mislead millions of souls.
---Debbie on 1/8/06


Concerning breaking of bread, Jesus said to "do this in remembrance of me". Addressing Mary, we ask for her intercession and honor her as Christ's mother. Jealousy is obsolete; Gods nature is spiritual. About the Pope, he transends from the Papal Leaders decending from St Peter. In the Bible, Jesus appointed apostle Peter to stand at the head of his Christian church, thus the Pope.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, believe with your heart and understand with your mind.
anita7983
---Anita on 1/8/06


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Herb, what God does the Catholic Church worship.
---Johann on 1/8/06


The statement made in REVELATION 18:4 ( come out of her my people) is the answer to your question. While witnessing I run into the question alot and I always say pray ask GOD to show you what to do. Once in Mexico a person insisted on my giving a direct answer and I did. The person agreed and came out.
---mima on 1/8/06


Lynn, You put it perfectly!
---John on 1/8/06


I was born into a very catholic church.. When I started to read the Bible I discovered that I was taught lies, in the rcc..So I left..When Jesus said "It is Finished." He meant it.
---Lynn on 1/8/06


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Can I attend a Baptist church on Sunday and a Wicca church on Sat? The Catholic Church does not have the same God. The Pope not Jesus is the head of the church. They pray to Mary and worship a piece of bread. If you would like more info on this, contact me. herb8789
---Rev_Herb on 1/8/06


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