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Catholic Is Marrying A Quaker

A Catholic woman is marrying a Quaker man and she wants to know how they can become one with God. I honestly don't know what to tell her. Can you folks give me some insight and let me know what to tell her?

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It don't make any diff. The catholic & the quakers along with the luth, presby, naz, bapt, episco etc are ALL Man-made relig-org's churches. Including the god of the buddha, muslam, hindu's etc. The light for such came here, 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14-15.
---Lawrence on 4/5/10


My Catholic friends range from some (the ones I have met in Grece) that are very similar to the CofE (Episcopal to Americans), which is fine, I'm CofE (Church of England) and have absolutely no problems with the Quakers to some who stronly object to (one thing in particular) the Apostolic Succesion (that only people who have been baptized by people who were baptized etc etc by the original disciples) but because Luther was excommunicated, they assume that there is a big problem. I suspect it will be Ok in the end, but better that they sit down and see about it - let her try taking him to a Catholic service, and him taking her to a Quaker service, see how they feel whether they would be OK going there for half their Sundays, etc
---peter3594 on 3/8/10


I think that the only or best thing you can do is find the one common thing you both have in both of your faiths. And, what is that thing? Wouldn't it be Jesus?? There are many, many practices....but only one Christ. And since Christ is the center of all Christianity anyway, why not just focus on Christ and how He lived His life and Ministry....then secondly, find the best practices that you both have and integrate those into your lives. It may take a little time to see which ones fit and those that don't....but if you do it with grace and remembering Who is really at the center of your common beliefs (Jesus)...then things will work out.
---Jenny on 3/6/10


Lynda:: My dear, my wife wold have said "You old fool":but then wives are allowed that luxury.But Thanks anyway,I have made another buddy.God Bless You Lady.
---Emcee on 2/6/08


Oh, you're not confused, neither are you aged.
No, Emcee::, you my friend are in the prime of life, wild, wooly, and living on the razor's edge.
---Lynda on 2/5/08




Lynda ::You do have me confused by putting Lisas post under But this I know it is Not MY CHURCH but the church instituted By Jesus Matt16:17-19. I am an RC and a member of that church of HIS.under the guidance of the Holy Spirit as He says in Matt28:18-20. Peter was the first human successor of the church instituted by the Jesus, Incarnate, while the Doctrine is Perfect, men sometimes are not, hence the Holy spirit prevents that from taking place.
---Emcee on 2/5/08


"Emcee, you can see most of the followers in your church do not understand the same principles. Don't believe its your church only and many other different believes in the denomination. All I was trying to say that it is not your church Christ was talking about. The church is the body of believers that have been baptized Spiritually as one by the Holy Spirit, which is pure by Christ works on the cross.
---lisa on 11/16/06 "
---Lynda on 2/5/08


" You have a right to choose, but the choice you make will be for a reason, so in reality it wasn't free at all, it had a reason. You do have a right to not believe Scripture only, but it does not make it right. Every denomination has some bad in it. It all started from the beginning in the churches of Ephesians, Corintians, Thessalonians,Sardes, and many more. So yours is no where without much false doctrine in it.
---lisa on 11/16/06"

There's only one lisa.
---Lynda on 2/5/08


Lynda..you must have the wrong Lisa...cause I do not post on any other blog. I stand firm on that>Catholics are Christian.
There is no difference. They are One with the Holy spirit In the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord , Savior , Redeemer and King!
Why do people have to complicate things?
God Bless all of You!
---lisa on 2/5/08


That's odd, lisa.
I do remember when you were writing on the OSAS blogs, claiming that you had left the RCC, did you go back?
---Lynda on 2/4/08




Catholics are Christian.
There is no difference. They are One with the Holy spirit In the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord , Savior , Redeemer and King!
Why do people have to complicate things?
God Bless all of You!
---lisa on 2/4/08


I am a devout quaker in the FGC tradition. One important emphasis for Quakers is continuing revelation, meaning that as God continues to reveal His truth, teachings in the Bible are not set in stone. The founder of quakerism said that "[God's] truth is more holy than the book to me." We quiet our souls and wait for leadings from God.
---Caty on 2/3/08


I'm so sorry that he died. This must be difficult for you.
---Bob on 11/15/07


Did you get them all lined out, Donna?
Is the trauma over yet?
---Scott on 6/3/07


thanks susie. does anyone else want to know about the Friends church? In our area they are growing, and I think that God will use the Friends church a great deal in the "post-modern" era.
---Jared on 5/1/07


Jared...I just thought I'd give you a hard time. I always enjoy your posts as I know that you are a young man who is growing daily in the Lord.
---Susie on 4/30/07


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Susie, No a christian quaker would not live with someone outside of marriage. and they would attend meeting every week. But as I mentioned not all quakers call themselves Christians. there is a group of quakers that are quakers only. Meaning their meetings are without Christ. They do what ever they feel is right at the time. in that case they would live with someone and would feel no need to attend meeting if they didn't feel like it.
---Jared on 4/29/07


The most important thing is for her to encourage him to start going to church again, whether it's her church or his. Their relationship will be most evenly balanced if they both have Christ in their lives, reguardless of denomination.
---D. on 4/29/07


Jared...Would most Quakers that you know live with someone outside of marriage and not attend church in 20 years?
---Susie on 4/28/07


Some quakers are Christians others aren't. I am a member of the Friends church and I refer to myself as both Quaker and Friends. Why because we have a rich history. there are others that call themselves quaker that aren't Christian because they do not recognize the salvation through Christ alone.
---Jared on 4/28/07


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As far as catholic vs. Quaker in marriage it is a weird combination. In my experience the Quaker losses out to the catholic because they are more dominate in their worship preferences. But the quaker testimonies can still be there and practiced. Most Friends of today will say that Even without the symbols Christ is working in our lives. We don't say that you can't have the sacraments but that Christ is working even without them.
---Jared on 4/28/07


I grew up in a catholic community as a Quaker, it is tough, but relationships can work, only when both parties see that both are Christian and move forward in Christ's oneness. It will be hard for both because they both have very deep and ingrained teachings that oppose the other forms of worship. But as a Quaker I can see the beauty of the Catholic Mass and I can see the beauty and spirituality of the simple silent meeting as well.
---Jared on 4/28/07


Most Friends now have Semi programed worship meetings that are very similar to most protestant faiths (without the sacraments.) I would just tell your friend that they should allow the quaker some time to be still before God and to participate with them.
---Jared on 4/28/07


Donna...It's probably longer than 20 years. One of my best friends in high school was a member of the Friends and they didn't call themselves Quakers back then. I graduated over 40 years ago. Oops! Now I'm telling my age. Oh well, I can't do anything about that anyway. It just occurred to me that maybe he says he is Quaker because they do not believe in military service and he used it to get out of the military.
---Susie on 4/27/07


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Helen, I loved your point and all of what you said.

Susie-you made a very good point. I can't drive by the church, he hasn't attended church in over 20 years (that's what he told me last weekend when we were all out to dinner). Good point Susie.
---donna9759 on 4/27/07


Donna, this is also called cleaning the fish before you take the Mackeral to the altar. It's also called fiance evangelism, taking a crapshoot that the fish will stay cleaned up long enough to take the vows, and hope to the high heaven, the Mackeral doesn't start to stink before the cake is cut.
---Goldfish on 4/27/07


This is not complicated. They've been out of God's will for years.
An attempt to get them on the same page at this stage of the game is a temporary fix.
In six years time, nothing changed. A whirlwind of emotion will move a weaker fish to take on the stronger fish's religion. If the bigger fish doesn't swallow the other one whole, it can happen over the years - ending in divorce. Do you want your hands in the middle of that? Let the Holy Spirit convict. Tell them they are unequally yoked.
---Goldfish on 4/27/07


Donna9759 - In that case if they are both unsaved you need to talk to both of them. Tell them that Jesus died for their sins on the Cross and that He is ready to forgive them. Explain to them that outside of the Cross of Christ there is no forgiveness. I pray that you will lead them both to Jesus.
---Helen_5378 on 4/26/07


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Donna...I would say that they are equally yoked as neither one of them is saved. If they were truly born again, they would not have been committing fornication for six years. Also, drive by the church where this man says he attends. I expect he does not attend a Friends Church (Society of Friends) as they are very conservative and would not be accepting of fornication either. I will pray that these two people become born again.
---Susie on 4/26/07


Goldfish, I loved your analagy. If what Helen is saying is true, that Quakers are saved, then are they already one in God? They've been living in fornication for 6 years, but are getting married this Sept. She wants to "make it right with God" by repenting and getting married. I want to help them as I am the only Born Again, Spirit filled person in their lives. Helen, I do not think Quakers are saved, it's something about their belief in who Jesus is.
---donna9759 on 4/26/07


As far as I know Quakers are saved. If so, then it is the Quaker man you need to talk to and let him know that according to 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 he is unequally yoked and in disobedience to the Lord.
---Helen_5378 on 4/26/07


I had a dream last night about unequally yoked couples. This is an easy one, Donna.

The couples were fish. The stronger fish of the unequally yoked (beliefs were stronger) ate the weaker fish. In one gulp, swallowed the weaker fish and ate it.

Nothing to panic over, they're unequally yoked from the start.
---Goldfish on 4/26/07


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Jack because the Priest she knows at her RCC church is Catholic and he does not teach "you must to be born again." like Jesus taught. She is asking me because she knows I've been walking with the Lord for 24 years now and she looks to me for answers on how to do things that the Catholic Church doesn't teach. For example: How do you become Born again. How do you get the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? How do you get one or two of the gifts of the HS? etc.,
---donna9759 on 4/26/07


Susie, yes he does. I just had dinner with them last Friday night and that's what he says he is.
---donna9759 on 4/26/07


Jack, I find it very ironic that you never answer the question but rather attack it. Why do you have that critical spirit about you? You are always one sided. Where does Jesus say to follow the Orthodox church? What is the Orthodox church? I thought we are to follow Jesus? I must be wrong. I guess I should have been following the Orthodox church which I don't even know what that is. So no more following Jesus Jack? Just the Orthodox church?
---donna9759 on 4/26/07


Jack, just a few refresher scriptures that will reconnect your mind to the word of God.
1) Keep your eyes FIXED upon Jesus, not the Orthodox church. He is the author and finisher of your faith. 2) My sheep hear my voice, not the voice of Jack and the Orthodox church. 3)He who denies himself and takes up His cross, and follows me, not Jack or the Orthodox church will find his life. But not in theology of the Orthodox church, but in ME, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am who I said I am.
---donna9759 on 4/26/07


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Donna...Did your friend tell you that Quakers no longer refer to themselves as Quakers? They are members of the Friends Church. Does he refer to himself as a Quaker?
---Susie on 4/25/07


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Jesus did not want his Body (the church) to be split into factions and denominations. He did not want us to argue over scripture.**

That's why everyone should return to the ONE Church that didn't change anything--the Orthodox Church.
---Jack on 4/25/07


Jesus did not want his Body (the church) to be split into factions and denominations. He did not want us to argue over scripture. The Bible teaches that we are to be of one mind and that is the mind of Christ. I do not know what Quakers believe and am not certain of all of the doctrines of Catholics but the bottom line is that there is only one way to God and that is through the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Way the Truth and the Life.
---jody on 4/25/07


Why is she asking you and not her own pastor, Donna?
---Jack on 4/25/07


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I say if they really are in lvoe & if God guided them together then religious titles are useless, however both individuals need to be right with God & themselves.We cannot judge a marriage due to religious backgrounds.God is higher then religion.
---Whitney on 4/25/07


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