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True Paul wasn't one of the original 12. But he was acknowledged by them. Galations 2:9.

The nonjews could join to Israel.

Isaiah 56:6
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant,

Read Psalm 117.

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Use a search engine and type in all nations.

Explain these words.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 11/6/15


"3. Jesus nor anyone in the Old or New Covenant used the word "gentile". It didn't exist. Word "ethnos" or "nations" is far better...still. And is used of separated/put away/ dispersed/scattered Israel, also."

The word Gentile is in the Bible many times. At least in the New KJV. When Paul was speaking to the Gentles he says,
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them."
Paul here reminds us that not all of the Jews are saved. The Word of God.
---Luke on 11/6/15


John 1944 said, "The bible says you are a sinner who has sinned against him worthy of his wrath."

And this is a perfect way to love people into Christianity, right? I am not saying ignore the sin. I am saying that someone who wants to meet God should meet with His love, first. When you have made a friend, then you can tell him he is a sinner.


Pray for me,
the unworthy monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 11/6/15


Trav you ignore much of the New Testament.
You don't believe Paul was an Apostle right?
---Samuelbb7 on 10/31/15

Present what I avoid. I'll address it.
New Covenant Heb 8:8-10. That you never, ever, nor will now acknowledge.
1. Paul was not one of the original 12 Apostles.
2. I look for the same "sheep" Christ looked for. Matt 15:24/10:6. Others come to the light as they will.
3. Jesus nor anyone in the Old or New Covenant used the word "gentile". It didn't exist. Word "ethnos" or "nations" is far better...still. And is used of separated/put away/ dispersed/scattered Israel, also.
What problems do you have with Israel and the Prophets?
---Trav on 11/6/15


Nicole said, "That's a first. Thanks for being HONEST.

But, you can't decide what is Scripture and what isn't."

all Christian apologists, historians, and scholars know this is a fact it is not a debate.

Bible Manuscript Evidence support.

Nicole said, "Read John chapter 6 again and please count each time Jesus says the word 'eat' or 'drink'"

I have and Jesus defines what he means in verse 63, "
It is the spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."

st augustine also knew jn 6 is figurative (Spiritual) and not litteral he even worned not to take this litteral.
---john9346 on 11/6/15




Hi Nicole, you wrote:
"First know the subject before you start going against it.
Purgatory isn't forever and ended when Jesus returns.
Only one way out and it is Heaven. Purification is ongoing in Purgatory."

Now read what I said. Others have to pray for them otherwise they continue staying there. If no one prays for them, they continue staying there. Pretty simple. They themselves, in their own power cannot go to heaven.
Which is a ridiculous false belief. In reality, when you die in your sins you go to hell. To wait for the judgment, at the Great White Throne of Judgment. There is no second changes once you are dead.
While alive, a person is either saved or not saved. We are forgiven one time forever.
---Luke on 11/6/15


Interesting Nicole that you say it is dangerous to add or take away from scripture. In the Catachism on the Ten Commandments. On the website begining Catholic and in the catechism's that I have read. The Ten Commandments are modified from Exodus 20. The passage:

You shall not make for yourself a graven image,
or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above,
or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth,
you shall not bow down to them or serve them,

I left out. Now why to you think they do that?

Good point trav.

Niclole what if a person accepts Jesus then gets murdered before they can be baptized are they going to burn in hell?

Why do people have to burn in purgatory?
---Samuelbb7 on 11/6/15


Let us analyze what Mark 16:16 says:
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned. (KJV)

Christ speaks of those who believe and are baptized being saved (delivered).

Christ speaks of those who do not believe are damned (judged against).

Christ does not state that those who are not baptized are damned.

The truth is that all that believe in Christ should submit to water baptism. God's people that do not submit miss out on blessings here in time but they are not condemned them to hell. Christ died for that sin too.
---trey on 11/5/15


That means other people have to do their own works, praying for the one dead in order for that dead person to go to heaven. If they don't they stay there.--Luke on 11/5/15

First know the subject before you start going against it.

Purgatory isn't forever and ended when Jesus returns.
Only one way out and it is Heaven. Purification is ongoing in Purgatory.

Other people praying for you, helps shortens the length of stay.

2nd, Jesus did the WORK for you. NO ONE SAVES THEMSELVES!
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/5/15


Nicole, You said:
"There are prayers that have to be said not money given."

That means other people have to do their own works, praying for the one dead in order for that dead person to go to heaven. If they don't they stay there.



"Luke, in Mark 16:16 Jesus said Baptism is needed for Salvation. Which means WATER IS NEEDED."

The passage does not teach baptism saves, since the lost are condemned for unbelief, not for not being baptized. A person has to repent first, and they only do that when they have faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, after they are already save they get baptized, Acts 2:38
---Luke on 11/5/15




Hi Nicole, you sound like you do not believe that when a lost person comes to faith in Jesus Christ He already lives inside of us.
If what you say is correct, then you have to eat Him every Sunday, or when ever you want, in order for Him to live inside of you. Why so many times?

But you are wrong. He already lives spiritually, inside the life of every believer already. Never to leave us.
---Luke on 11/5/15


Mark 16:16 is not Scripture it was added it stops at verse 8 not 20.
Jn 6 in context is dealing with believing and following Jesus.--john9346 on 11/4/15

That's a first. Thanks for being HONEST.

But, you can't decide what is Scripture and what isn't.

You either take the Bible WHOLE. Remember in Revelation Jesus warned those who add or subtract from His Word.

Read John chapter 6 again and please count each time Jesus says the word 'eat' or 'drink'
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/4/15


Nicole said, "Luke, in Mark 16:16 Jesus said Baptism is needed for Salvation. Which means WATER IS NEEDED."

Mark 16:16 is not Scripture it was added it stops at verse 8 not 20.



Nicole said, "In John Ch 6, Jesus said you must EAT HIS BODY AND DRINK HIS BLOOD TO BE SAVED."

Jn 6 in context is dealing with believing and following Jesus.

It is vital to note in Sacred Scripture the litteral eating of a Human Being is a result of Divine Judgment never a blessing "An Abomination."

May Yahweh guide to his truth,

John
---john9346 on 11/4/15


Samuel, actually, we don't have to pay the Priest anything.

The Priest HAS to baptized, confirmed, marry, anoint you if your are sick and bury you and CAN NOT CHARGE YOU A CENT.

One can give a donation, but many do not.

I was surprised to hear many Protestant Pastor refuses to due the funeral service unless he or she is paid.

Now it is the RCC or Protestants charging for God's blessings?

Not the RCC.
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/4/15


Correct Nicole I am not GOD and never claimed to be.

There is only one GOD. There is only one Savior and one High Priest which is Jesus.

Currently you do not have to pay like they did in the Middle ages. Mostly because in the counter reformation they did away with most of the pay to get out policies.

But you can still call groups and for a donation they will pray for your loved one to get out of purgatory.

True we believe in the Baptism by immersion of believers.

True in a spiritual sense I take in the body and blood of Jesus.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 11/4/15


Nicole in the Middle Ages salvation was very expensive not so much now days.
Indulgences CCC 1471 to 1479.
Also see penitence. 1421 to 1470.---Samuelbb7 on 11/2/15

Thank you for giving # to discuss.

What Expensive? What are you comparing to know it is less expensive now?

No where in those # states how much money one must PAY.

Please give the CCC # stating money must be exchanged in order to get the Indulgences?

There are prayers that have to be said not money given.

Luke, in Mark 16:16 Jesus said Baptism is needed for Salvation. Which means WATER IS NEEDED.

In John Ch 6, Jesus said you must EAT HIS BODY AND DRINK HIS BLOOD TO BE SAVED.

Jesus is God and you are not.
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/3/15


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Nicole, let me explain something you just do not get. Salvation comes by " grace through faith in Jesus Christ"
not a little bit of water, not even a whole lot of water. Babies do not have faith in Jesus Christ. That is why when they begin to grow up they already have a sin nature and the parents have to teach them what are the ways of God.
Second they cannot eat the body of Christ, they drink milk.
God by grace has to spiritually change those who are lost. It is call rebirth.
---Luke on 11/3/15


Nicole in the Middle Ages salvation was very expensive not so much now days.

Indulgences CCC 1471 to 1479.

Also see penitence. 1421 to 1470.

These can be used to reduce time in Purgatory.

Which is not found in the Bible.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 11/2/15


..pays indulgences, the person in purgatory can then go to heaven, just more work--Luke

Problem. Just because you were Catholic or even Catholic now it doesn't mean you are an expert.

In fact everything you said was wrong.
You don't pay indulgences.
That's like saying you can pay for the Brooklyn bridge.

Both are not for sale.

Read the CCC, it is all there.

Please give me the # in the CCC (all are numbered for easy access) stating all those things you said.

No works for Salvation. It is free.

How can a baby work for Salvation?

Proof the RCC doesn't believe you can WORK for Salvation because we baptized babies which SAVES THEM.

Salvation is a FREE Gift obtains by God's Grace.
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/2/15


Nicole said, "John, answer the question not CHANGE the question."

ma'am, your question has been answered pay attention to my response to you.

Also, Irenaeus called what you are doing a heresy putting Paul against Jesus.


st augustine interprets jn 6:63 figurative my friend...
---john9346 on 11/2/15


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Trav you ignore much of the New Testament.
You don't believe Paul was an Apostle right?
---Samuelbb7 on 10/31/15

New Covenant Heb 8:8-10. That you never, ever, nor will now acknowledge.
1. Paul was not one of the original 12 Apostles.
2. I look for the same "sheep" Christ looked for. Matt 15:24/10:6. Others come to the light as they will.
3. Jesus nor anyone in the Old or New Covenant used the word "gentile". It didn't exist. Word "ethnos" or "nations" is far better...still. And is used of separated/put away/ dispersed/scattered Israel, also.
What problems do you have with Israel and the Prophets?
---Trav on 11/2/15


Of "The RCC is really teaching the Law." The RCC more than teaches BIBLE Law, RCC has "the church fathers" in place of the Bible often times. But we all replace the Bible with other teachings. Paul spoke of not going BEYOND what is written and NOTHING BEYOND WHAT IS WRITTEN, but we are all "replace testament christians". Not one follows the Bible. We are neither Old Testament or New Testament. We are all "Replace Testament".
---yon on 11/2/15


Nicole, I believe that many here answer about the RCC because they were formerly RCC. Now they have joined other churches.
The RCC is really teaching the law. The salvation they are looking for is by works. Do this, do that, and you got it. Plus the works have to be done through the RCC otherwise a person is not saved, And if you are a bad Catholic and sin and then die, they believe the person goes to purgatory. And while there, if someone pays indulgences, the person in purgatory can then go to heaven, just more works, not by the one in purgatory, for he is dead, but by someone else.
---Luke on 11/2/15


I'm not. You check through scripture, Job was not a happy man going through what he went through. Jeremiah wasn't a happy man going through what he went through. Both cursed the day they were born. Moses asked God to take him out. Solomon said better the day of death than the day of birth. I have found no happiness in life other than my daughters and the youth I once enjoyed.
---yon on 11/1/15


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Some well-meaning but wrong believers teach the Lords Supper as a celebration instituted by Jesus in Luke 22:14-20.
The twelve did not understand the mystery of the cross that night. The twelve were not having a celebration that night is evident from the fact that Jesus called out his betrayers:
(Luke 22:21, Mat 26:22)
Communion is a Pauline doctrine, never taught in Jesus earthly ministry.
---michael_e on 11/1/15


\\The RCC is simply the old law service made over.---trey\\

Where did the old law service have bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ, trey?

BCV, please.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/31/15


Trav, I never denied that God made a covenant with Israel.
But that was why back then, in the beginning. But you are in the past. The passages in 2 Peter are speaking to all people. Did you read what he wrote about those people in the beginning? They perished in the flood. 2 Peter 3:5-7. And later on God wiped out millions of them for worshipping other gods. In fact that was their failure all the time. So leave the Old Testament behind, those people are not saved yet. I am speaking of Israel as a nation. Will they be saved? Only those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is only one way into Heaven, through Christ alone.
---Luke on 11/1/15


The RCC is simply the old law service made over.---trey

Thanks for being nice, but sorry Trey, you don't know what the RCC is about or how She Worship.

You are just guessing and assuming.

Why are non-Catholics speaking about Catholic Worship as if you all have a PhD?

We have the CCC, but you are still too lazy to read it, but comment on it as if you HAD.

Only Santimoy.Kumar tries to find out what another believes and questions the person directly. He doesn't twist their words or beliefs.

I am not Hindu, Baptist, Muslim, Mormon, JW or Church of Christ.

So, I don't speak on their belief system as if I were Hindu, Baptist, Muslim, Mormon, JW or Church of Christ.

Can you all do the same?
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/31/15


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Precisely, SamuelBB7. You don't accept it the way Jesus meant it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/31/15


Correct Cluny. I accept it the way the majority of Protestants have accepted it. It is not me by myself.

"This understanding to the Apostles is prior to His commanding the bread and the wine in remembrance of Him.
---Mark_Eaton" Good Point. Thank you.

Trav you ignore much of the New Testament. You may have said this before but I want to make sure. You don't believe Paul was an Apostle right?

Also you ignore the portions of the Old Testament where Gentiles could join to Israel. Why?

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 10/31/15


I agree with John and Mark Eaton.
Our God has made us, his children Kings and Priests. As a king of the King of Kings, I am responsible for reigning over my body and keeping it from sin.
As a priest of the most high God I can enter boldly into the throne room of grace through prayer and ask for help in time of need.

The RCC is simply the old law service made over. The RCC is full of God's children but they are not taught grace and truth. Heaven will be their home but it won't be due to their works or worship. They are saved the same way all the rest of us are saved.
---trey on 10/31/15


What Trav answered is not correct. Those chosen by God as living stones, and are a holy priesthood, ...
---Luke on 10/30/15

Luke...your argument is with scripture. Thousands of them. 470 on the two words below. You posted 0.
A couple of verses that say "ever lasting" and "for ever". Pretty specific.
Gen_17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
1Ch_16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
1Ch_17:22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever, and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
---Trav on 10/30/15


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1 Pet. 2:9 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that ...
Rev 5:10 "And have made us kings and priests ...
---Mark_Eaton on 10/16/15

What Trav answered is not correct. Those chosen by God as living stones, and are a holy priesthood, are all those who are children of God, those born again from every generation. The passage is not talking about those from Israel who were wicked. Only those who were saved.
Second, concerning Hebrews, it was not written by Paul, as someone here suggested.
---Luke on 10/30/15


you don't accept John 6 the way Jesus, the Apostles 1500 years of Christianity, and all the pre-Reformation churches to this day accept it.
---Cluny on 10/29/15

Include me in this list also.

As I have said before, John 6 is the first teaching of Jesus about his body and blood. Jesus tells the crowd that they must eat his flesh and drink his blood to have eternal life. But He later turns to His disciples and explains that the flesh profits little, the words He speaks are spirit and they are life.

This understanding to the Apostles is prior to His commanding the bread and the wine in remembrance of Him.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/30/15


In other words, Samuel, you don't accept John 6 the way Jesus, the Apostles 1500 years of Christianity, and all the pre-Reformation churches to this day accept it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/29/15


Yes Nicole I believe all of John 6. I do not think I understand it the same way you do.

Darlene I agree with your points.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 10/28/15


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\\The rc priests claim they are, "Another Christ." my friend this statement is blasphemous because the Lord Jesus Christ is God and Saviour and there is no other\\

Just letting you know that Orthodox don't use this term.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/27/15


Anyone who believes Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God,that he was crucified and rose again and sits on the right hand of his Father God has all they need,to be saved. Denomination doesn't save neither do they keep anyone from being saved. Salvation is a personal commitment to God after asking forgiveness of sins. The Orthodox nor the Roman Catholic Church doesn't save anyone because they belong to them. The process is to repent of sins,tell God you are sorry,be baptized in water which represents the death ,burial, and resurrection of Christ,and arise from the baptism a New Creature in Christ. We need no traditions of men and none of their ritual. We break bread and take wine in memory of Jesus flesh and blood shed for our sins.
---Darlene_1 on 10/27/15


John, answer the question not CHANGE the question.

Do you believe all of John ch 6 or not?

Why are you running to Hebrews written by Paul?

Remember WE want to stay in the GOSPELS.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/27/15


Nicole said, "Do you believe Jesus in John 6. Or do you go to Paul's writings to support your belief?"

The real question is do you believe verse 63 of John 6.

Also st Augustine stands against your interpretation of Jn 6.

Also the church fathers agree that without a doubt all believers who truly have repented of their sins and place their trust in Christ Alone not a church are priests...

The rc priests claim they are, "Another Christ." my friend this statement is blasphemous because the Lord Jesus Christ is God and Saviour and there is no other.



See Heb 7 entire chapter.
---john9346 on 10/25/15


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Nicole said, "That's your problem. Quit trying to override the Gospel's with Paul's words."--john9346 on 10/21/15

Truly, I laughed so hard when I read this post.

I KEEP TELLING YOU ALL TO STOP RUNNING TO PAUL TO OVERRIDE JESUS.

Do you believe Jesus in John 6. Or do you go to Paul's writings to support your belief?

Do you believe Jesus when HE gave the Apostles a COMMAND to ALWAYS DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME?

OR do you think 'ALWAYS' only means 1 century?

The RCC knows 'ALWAYS' means until Jesus returns.

Last Supper is the New Priesthood instructions.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/22/15


Nicole said, "That's your problem. Quit trying to override the Gospel's with Paul's words."

The Word of God is the Word of God my friend and when Paule wrote Hebrews he was writing from the viewpoint of the gospels...

Nicole said, "Jesus did complete the Priesthood and STARTED A NEW ONE."

Yes and what was that priesthood see 1 Pet 2:9 and Rev 1:6.

Also, rc scholars acknowledge there is no where in the Scriptures that substantiates the usage of priest the way rc teaches.
---john9346 on 10/21/15


1 Pet. 2:9 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that ...
Rev 5:10 "And have made us kings and priests ...
---Mark_Eaton on 10/16/15

All these verses apply to Israel, dispersed, scattered, lost Nth House and Judah.
O.T. and prophecies are the witnesses.
Deu_7:6 thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
Deu_14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
Isa_62:3 ...a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
---Trav on 10/16/15


Jesus did complete the Priesthood and STARTED A NEW ONE.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/14/15

Yes, in you and I.

We have been made kings and priests:

1 Pet. 2:9 "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light"

Rev 1:6 "and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

Rev 5:10 "And have made us kings and priests to our God, And we shall reign on the earth"
---Mark_Eaton on 10/16/15


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Nicole, the priesthood was fulfilled in Jesus, those who have repented of their sins and trust the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation have a High Priest who is a perfect Saviour who is able to save, it is not a church hierarchy.

See Heb 7:22-28. ---john9346 on 10/14/15

That's your problem. Quit trying to override the Gospel's with Paul's words.

Jesus did complete the Priesthood and STARTED A NEW ONE.
Please read Luke 22:19 from Jesus God's own Words of a command of offering His Body and Blood.

The Priesthood.

No Priesthood, No Church.
Just a Denominations
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/14/15


Nicole said, "
John, you are confused."

Actually, the followers of the other catholic denominations think that you are confused and misguided.

Nicole, the priesthood was fulfilled in Jesus, those who have repented of their sins and trust the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation have a High Priest who is a perfect Saviour who is able to save, it is not a church hierarchy.

See Heb 7:22-28.
---john9346 on 10/14/15


Yes, steveng, if you really do those things and you are consistent, you will be happy your whole life.
---santimoy.kumar on 10/13/15


santimoy.kumar wrote: "Yes,steveng, I am happy that you are happy. What is the cause of your happiness?"

First, to love (as in the verb form) God with all my heart, mind and soul.

Second: to love (again as in the verb form) others as Christ loves me.

Third, my faith and trust in God regarding every aspect of my life.

Forth: keeping my eyes on the true gospel: the soon to come Kingdom of God.

Fifth: the daily assembly of other like minded christians.

Last, but not least: I thank God for all the blessings I have received and his trust in me, as his servant, to bring to the world the knowledge of him and of Jesus.
---Steveng on 10/13/15


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Thank God the RCC isn't a Denominational Christian.
The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church.
As the Orthodox Churches are not a Denomination.---john9346 on 10/13/15

I never said the RCC isn't a Christian Church.
I said it WASN'T an Denomination.

The RCC is a Church as an Orthodox.

To be a Church you must have a Priesthood.
Denomination Church don't have Priests.

The RCC has Rites which isn't a Denomination.

John, you are confused.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/13/15


Nicole stated,


Thank God the RCC isn't a Denominational Christian.

The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church.

As the Orthodox Churches are not a Denomination.

There are 242 catholics denominations which include rcc.

There are 781 orthodox denominations including eastern orthodox.

another catholic denomination is the acc (American catholic church)

Also, Oriental orthodox(oo)
---john9346 on 10/13/15


Yes,steveng, I am happy that you are happy. What is the cause of your happiness?
---santimoy.kumar on 10/12/15


Joh_6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Very well put.
---Luke on 10/13/15


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Yes, steveng, are you happy?
---santimoy.kumar on 10/11/15

StevenG is free of all denominations of men. Is a man free of other mens control or influence happy... Santimoy?

Christianity's notable difference, is in the Christian Religion our GOD is the only GOD of all the worlds gods that chooses his own people.
All the other gods in the world...man creates or chooses.
Joh_6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Luk_2:32 A light to lighten the ethnos/nations, and the glory of thy people Israel.
---Trav on 10/12/15


Nicole_Lacey, RCC and the Othodox "churches" ARE a denomination according to the laws of their respecitve countires that they operate. In the United States, they they are classified as a denomination according to the IRS non-profit status.

santimoy.kumar, yes, I am happy and content as a christian that does not belong to any man-made denomination, and your so-called non-denominational, "churches." Christianity is a lifestyle where like-minded christians assemble where two or more are gathered without being shackled to worldly denominational doctrines.
---Steveng on 10/12/15


Yes, steveng, are you happy?
---santimoy.kumar on 10/11/15


True christians, yes. Denominational christian, no.---Steveng on 10/11/15

Thank God the RCC isn't a Denominational Christian.

The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church.

As the Orthodox Churches are not a Denomination.

Only Protestant Churches are Denomination because they don't the Priesthood.

I don't think you knew that Steveng?
No matter, I am happy to explain it to you.

BTW, I know a LOT of VERY HAPPY Denominations Christians.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/11/15


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True christians, yes. Denominational christian, no.

Denominational christians, counterfeit christians, only know the rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of man. Denominational "churches" have watered down the gospel that christians, especially today, will fall away from the faith (they must have faith to begin with before they can fall away, eh?) becasue of their lack of true love and not being content with "religion." Christians, weak and counterfeit, will fall away for three reasons: deceit, ways of this world and fear.
---Steveng on 10/11/15


Yes, Nicole, if you stay with your chosen path and do not deviate, you will always be at peace.
---santimoy.kumar on 10/10/15


You know I been reading your posts and your response to others questions, santimoy.kumar.

You are very calm, polite and direct.

I see many trying to bate you to their standards.

You are a fresh breath of air on CN.

Maybe some as I will follow your examples.

But to answer you question,
I can only speak for myself and Pope Francis.

YES, YES AND YES.

Pope Francis, because you can look at him and can tell he is happy before he even speaks.

As for myself, you will just have to take my word for it.
My conduct on CN hasn't been the best evidence.

Very happy to be a CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/10/15


Yes, andreea, I am happy with my beliefs but happy to learn about yours. Jesus is wonderful son of God.
---santimoy.kumar on 10/10/15


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santimoy.kumar yes, I, as a Christian, am very happy but I cannot speak for others here. The word 'Christian' seems to be a word we cannot use as generally as your question wishes us to use it.

Some who use that word simply 'go to church' but are still as lost as they ever were and are not happy. Some think their 'brand' of Christianity is superior to that of others and, because of that, arguments break out which are far from Christian - as I am sure you are now witnessing.

I pray that, you will soon become a truly born-again Christian and understand just how much Jesus loves you and what He did for you.
---andreea on 10/10/15


Mark eaton, I am so happy to hear that.
---santimoy.kumar on 10/9/15


Yes, you are experiencing this intimacy?
---santimoy.kumar on 10/8/15

Yes, at times. It is soooo wonderful. I also had a few times like this with my wife.

But, I still have a lot of stuff that gets in the way of this intimacy. Fear, insecurity, guilt, loss, shame. All these impede my total trust of God and my full surrender to God and make me "unbelieve" for a few moments. But these few moments are enough to keep me separated from God more than I want to be. It is this "independence" from God that I continue to unlearn.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/9/15


Yes, kathr, that is true.
---santimoy.kumar on 10/8/15


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Jesus humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even death of a cross. God didn't humiliate Jesus. To show humility doesn't mean you have to be humiliated, or that one can't know humility unless they have first been humiliated. Humility is putting others needs, wants desires etc, before yourself. That is exactly what Jesus did when He came to die for our sin. Now those who are very prideful, boastful, arrogant and self centered may have to be humiliated first in order to learn and understand the meaning of humility.
---kathr4453 on 10/8/15


Yes, Mark eaton, you are experiencing this intimacy?
---santimoy.kumar on 10/8/15


therefore the father god is wrathful and the son god is compassionate?
---santimoy.kumar on 10/7/15

Not, this is unfortunate deception that has crept into Christianity.

You must understand the relationship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. From that understanding, you can begin to understand their great their love for us.

"The trinitarian life is a great dance of unchained communion and
intimacy, fired by passionate, self-giving and other-centered love, and mutual delight" (C. Baxter Kruger).

This is how the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit relate to each other. This is what they want for us.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/8/15


\\I do agree that it is easy to be humble when you have been humiliated, but at the cost of our self-esteem. \\

My own observation is that most people's self-esteem is a bit too high. If you don't believe me, read some of these postings.

Someone once said that Satan fell through force of gravity. Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/8/15


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I also found out an important rule. If you want to be humble, you must first be humiliated.
---Monk_Brendan on 10/7/15

I also know a rule about humility - "Humility is not thinking less of myself, but thinking of myself less".

I do agree that it is easy to be humble when you have been humiliated, but at the cost of our self-esteem.

I think the Bible has the best way to think about humility without being humiliated:

Phil 2:3 "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves"
---Mark_Eaton on 10/8/15


John, I follow the Vedanta.
---santimoy.kumar on 10/8/15


There is 1 God and God hates sin (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)

God is holy

also just wondering what is your religion?
---john9346 on 10/8/15


Yes, John, therefore the father god is wrathful and the son god is compassionate?
---santimoy.kumar on 10/7/15


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Santimoy,
Christians may be content, and are instructed to be content:
"godliness with contentment is great gain." 1 Tim 6:6
"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content." 1 Tim 6:8
"Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have" Heb 13:5
The world seeks after happiness, pleasure, sensual things in this life, while the Christian may have degrees of happiness, that is not what is sought.
Paul speaks of learning to be content in various or all circumstances, indicating a total trust in the Lord, an acceptance, yielding to God and His ways.
---Chria9396 on 10/7/15


Hi santimoy,

Just want to make sure you understand Christianity.


God your creator is holy, righteous, and pure.

The bible says you are a sinner who has sinned against him worthy of his wrath.


This is why Jesus came and lived a perfect life. He died upon a cross to suffer the wrath of God against sin, he was buried, and rose again on the third day so if you would place your trust in Jesus and turn from your sins you will be saved and granted Eternal Life.
---john9346 on 10/7/15


Some are. Others are not. I was in the hospital a couple of years back, and I found that once I let myself go, and trusted totally in Jesus, I was very happy.

I also found out an important rule. If you want to be humble, you must first be humiliated. In a hospital there is no place for modesty, especially if your lower GI tract is infected.

Pray for me,
the unworthy monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 10/7/15


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