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Should a true born-again Christian marry a Catholic if she professes to know Christ personally?

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Honestly... we are all God's children. We can be Catholics or Christians. As long as we all believe in God, what's the problem? Sure there may be some differences between each, but that doesent mean we have to be divided for that issue. I'm a Catholic man married to a Christian. We have no problems and why? Because we believe in Jesus Christ. Sure i believe strongly in the Virgin Mary and the Pope and she doesent but were not going to argue because of that. We both beleive in God and we should not be able to not love each other because of minor differences. God wants us to be able to love one another. There may be some of you that dont agree with me but its your opinions. I love my wife and i will never let her go because of a small difference.
---martin on 9/13/09

I'm not a Morman, BUT can you say that your Denom. ISN'T in the SAME Boat as there in?
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 4/28/08

Mormons profess to "know Christ personally" does that make them Christians too?

Matthew 7:21-23, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not...done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
---Bruce5656 on 4/28/08

If she professes to know Jesus, I need to be able to sense deeply with God if she really does. And professing "born again" people need to be evaluated by more than their say-so and behavior and beliefs, too. I need to take a look at myself, with God > "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment." (Philippians 1:9) In God's love, we have reliable discernment.
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/28/08

Sarah::Does not God's word say "Submit" or "resist"The writing is on the wall oops the Book.
---Emcee on 4/28/08

ALL Denominations claim Jesus was Born died Resurrected & is returning, It's Our Traditions that Separate US, NOT Our Love for Jesus.
IF I say im a Bapt. the Catholics will hate me,IF I say i'm Cath. The LDS will hate me,
IF i say Im LDS, The JW's will hate me, IF I say im a JW, Do you GET my Point, CAN'T make it to Heaven W/Hatred in your Heart.
JESUS would NOT Approve of This kinda STUFF.
Theres NOT 1 Denom. that has it ALL RIGHT!
You Might want to reflect on that.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 4/28/08

If the Catholic professes to know Christ Personally then they are both on the same page. Jesus preaches to loving one another. And if both Christians go to the bible to find the answers and not the "organizations" directive. Then the TRUTH WILL set you free. To know christ is to be a christian. But, the catholic churches independent doctrine as to how to follow Gods word becomes the problem. It is absolute and not to be questioned. This is not scripture.
---Charles on 4/28/08

I am a baptist and I married a catholic a few months ago. He is saved and is strong beleiver, we felt it was god's will for us to be together. However now he refuses to leave the catholic church and i feel suffocated without free worship that i am used to. This is putting a great strain on our marriage. I don't know what to do.
---sarah on 10/29/07

The Gospel says this! 1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
And this: Galatians 3:27
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
---Lisa on 10/6/07

As christians, we all have forgotten (Catholics/ Protestant, etc) that we are to love each other. That is the gospel of Christ. I wonder why we spend time seperating ourselves with minor differences than building a united force and spreading the word so that those who don't know Christ can be saved. No denomination is more superior, when we think this way our behaviour becomes cultic. Jesus Christ will come and judge the hearts of men, so lets all work on our hearts.
---Simone on 10/5/07

Almost two years ago a certain "Robert" Asked: "Should a true born-again Christian marry a Catholic if she professes to know Christ personally?"

Please don't marry a Catholic. You may end up filling her head with nonsense same as you seem to have in your brain.
---Caring on 8/9/07

Thank you beat me to the response! As for me...I was first water baptized soon after salvation and then around 2 years later, I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with tongues. I know others who got baptized in the Holy Spirit the minute they accepted Jesus into their hearts, before they even had to time get water baptized. Of course, they went on to do that also in obedience to God's Word.
---Holly4jc on 8/8/07

Craig The NIV study Bible identifies this baptism Eph 4:6 as water bap. since it is the bap. that identifies ALL believers. Acts10:44-48 since they had recieved the bap in the HS these gentiles could then be baptized with water.
If your intention was to question the baptism in the Holy Ghost there are many Pentecostal sites that explain it at length. its difficult in 85 words.
---Andrea on 8/8/07

When I respond to you I hope you think I'm not being mean or trying to prove you wrong, but everything I say is from scripture and scripture alone...You say you have been water and holy spirit baptized, but in Eph. 4:6 there is only one baptism with one faith, and one lord...So you can't have both has to be just one...I would like to see some scripture on your basis of faith...God Bless
---Craig on 8/7/07

Thank you so much for your concern Craig. But fear not, for I have also been water baptized as well as baptized in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues for many, many years now.

I truly appreciate your concern though, blessings to you. :-)
---Holly4jc on 8/7/07

"And he whoever father, call not yours upon earth: for one is your Papa which is in heaven. Be you all not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?" Matthew 23:9, II Corinthians 6:14-16.
---Eloy on 8/7/07

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As I read these statements I think it is realy sad that we as one body in christ are so devided. Look guys religeon came to seperate us. Jesus died that our relationship with god could be re established. Take a good look at his character and as the word says "pray for one another" that we all have the character of Jesus, willing to die to self that others may have life through their relationship with God. Oh and leave religeon alone.
---Lillie on 8/7/07

All Christians know that Jesus is the Savior of the World.
And all Christians should know the Value of the Blessed Mother of the Mighty God.
Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
---Lisa on 8/7/07

Eloy, neither I nor any other Catholic has stated that Mary is our Savior so your reply is an attempt to inject suspicions plus it's out of line.
---Caring on 8/7/07

Robyn, if Christian love is what we see expressed here by some "Christians" then I don't want any part of it.
---Caring on 8/7/07

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When you read Romans did you skip over chapter 6 where your baptized into his death??You say your saved, but I would go back to Acts chapt. 2 and reread that chapter on how to be added to the church (christ's church).
---Craig on 8/7/07

.caring, Mary is not the Savior of the world, how deceived you are by your false religion. Your conclusions are 100% falsehood.
---Eloy on 8/6/07

Lisa ... I am not Roman Catholic.
But I agree with you!
---alan_of_UK on 8/6/07

Caring: Guess what? All Christians are taught love. Its not about what we are taught, its what we practice.................Many people know to do right but refuse to do it. When we are led by the Holy Spirit to practice what we are taught in truthfulness, can we truly say we are Christians(followers of Christ).
---Robyn on 8/6/07

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I have to agree too. instead of trying to teach the gospel to those following spiritualistic churches like Hindu, Muslim, Buddhists, Bahai, etc. born again christians love to attack and tear down many people that know Jesus is the Christ and do their best to glorify him in their lives every day. when are many going to heed the scripture Jesus said: "leave them alone that teach about him." our job is to reach out and teach those who don't know the Savior, not those that do.
---Lori on 8/6/07

Lisa, I've never had doubts about our Catholic Church but reading many of the posts here, they reaffirmed the seriosness and true Church of Christ which is our Church.

We are taught LOVE - we don't gossip and curse others like others do us. Stay put, sweet Lady and sleep with a clear conscience.
---Caring on 8/6/07

---alfie on 8/4/07..It is shocking isn't it?
It's like Hitler all over again!
he loved to kill the priests and the Catholics too. If we let these people get their way, we might end up like those slaughtered by Hitler again.
So you are right..why are these born again Christians not attacking the occult, or Hindus, or Buddhists? those who are really lost and don't Love the True living God Jesus?
A very strange world we live in isn't it?
---Lisa on 8/4/07

After reading so many blogs I conclude the following:

There are Christians namely Catholics,

There are Hypocrites namely most of the rest.
---Caring on 8/4/07

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When I read this blog, I wondered if it was neccessary at all, but reading the comments left me stunned. I need to understand something: Are Catholics not Christians? If we Christians behave like this, how are we to attact pagans and non-christians? Remember even christ dined with sinners like us and encouraged us to do same.
As born again christians we should rather encourage rather than discriminate. It is not healthy.
---alfie on 8/4/07

Emcee: Thanks for your concern about my, to put your concerns to rest:

Romans 10:9-10 ...that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto SALVATION.

I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart and I SHOUT it out loud, at this very moment!!! worries my friend, my bible says I AM SAVED!!!
---Holly4jc on 8/3/07

There is a revival going on in the city of
Oneonta Alabama at the Catholic church hispanics are getting baptized in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues it is sweeping the whole city their services look like old time pentecostal services with shouting hands raised falling out in the Spirit, I can't tell their church from a charismatic church.
---exzucuh on 8/3/07

Caring what you call attacking I call defending His Truth. While claiming to be Christian RC's here expose that their beliefs are part Biblical & part man-made & error. It is the Christians responsibility to speak against Biblical error wherever it occurs.

I think it very relevant that Jesus said- defend me before man & I will defend you before the father.
---Warwick on 8/3/07

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Marcy Unholy Helle::How do you know about my relationship with the Almighty Creator.To assume is like wanting to know or else a confirmed thought in your imaginative mind.If my knees bend its because my God knows why.My display of piety is reserved for My lord.He alone knows & needs to know as I worship dearies dont worry about me but seek & be sure you do the same to the True god .Pyrites are not gold dont be fooled.
---Emcee on 8/3/07

("We follow the teachings of Christ faithfully" Caring) -- To follow Christ's teachings you first have to know Jesus personally, that is become born-again and make Him Lord of your life. Then you must read the Bible for yourself. It is through the Bible that God will speak personally to you.
---Helen_5378 on 8/3/07

Warwick, if you guys stop attacking us Catholics, we will be able to discuss Biblical topics but whatever any Catholic states, s/he is attacked by many of you so it's obvious we have to defend ourselves.

The Catholic Church is not what many of you claim it is. We follow the teachings of Christ faithfully and if some of you don't agree it does not make us wrong.
---Caring on 8/3/07

Holly Matt16,!7-19is not my mantra, But His word(TRUTH) & your stumbling block to love the God you desire to embrace.this is the only institution of his where you wil have the privelege of "livingin Him if you want HIM to live in you"WHY? he said so "My body is real food & my blood is real drink,he who partakes will live forever".The bible will not give you salvation HE WILL.
---Emcee on 8/2/07

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Caring Marcia is correct. Two main groups write here: on one side there are Christians,who write defending the supremacy of our Lord, Jesus, Creator & Redeemer & His Word Scripture.

The RCC group though quoting scripture writes to defend, RCism, catechisms, priests, popes & man-made doctrines. Do you get my point one group exclusively defends Christ & the other defends a worldly system.

One even wrote there's no salvation outside the RCC!
---Warwick on 8/2/07

Marcia said: "Lisa: You are a Great Soilder for the Catholic Church. I wish you were a soilder for the WORD of GOD"

Marcia, that was very blunt accusing and unfair statement which indicates that you know nothing of what takes place int he RCC. Explaining any further will be waste of bandwidth. Take your blinkers off your eyes.
---Caring on 8/2/07

1) Emcee: How very sad that the very same verse that you quote over and over again as your mantra...Matt. 16:17-19, has become a stumbling block to you for you to learn the rest of the bible and come into a true and complete saving faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth. What do you think would happen if you sincerely sought Jesus, putting all your beliefs aside for just a time, got down on your knees and asked Jesus to reveal HIS truth to you...
---Holly4jc on 7/27/07

2) Emcee: ...not taking what we say as truth, not taking into account what the pope says, but letting JESUS show you the truth? If you sincerely ask HIM to show HIS truth to you, HE will answer. Are you capable of doing that, just laying all your beliefs and ours too, aside for a time to seek Jesus and Jesus alone? For HIM to come in a personal way to you without outside influence? I dare you to do it. Or are you scared of what you might find if you do try it? I dare any professing Catholic...
---Holly4jc on 7/27/07

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3) Emcee: to do it. Just put aside the RCC teachings for a time and let Jesus teach you. Ask Him to give you the teacher, the Holy Spirit who will lead you and guide you into ALL truth. What have you got to lose? You can always go back to your beliefs.

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

Like I said...I dare you to try it. If you do, you will not be disappointed, for God WILL answer. He is faithful!
---Holly4jc on 7/27/07

Warwick::You remind me of 2 boats on the river which leads to a dangerous waterfall-One goes with the flow-the other is rowing against,the current but slowly & surely going upstream.Guess which boat is yours.By your last post you have just denied the word of the Saviour whom you profess to follow,unfortunately He is in the other boat.
---Emcee on 7/27/07

Emcee I refuse to believe 2 things. That the RCC is the original church. That Peter is the foundation His church is built upon.

Conversely I thankfully accept Jesus is my Creator who died in my place, taking the penalty for my sin. By this unmerited gift & the gift of faith I'm saved,part of Christ's universal church, a body of those who believe in salvation by grace, not by works. There is no preeminent denomination neither here nor will there be in heaven.
---Warwick on 7/26/07

Warwick::The difference is "YOU REFUSE THE WORD OF GOD"Matt16:17-19but cannot admit it Your pride wont let you as this would strike you out of the park, Then your ability to address your self as A TRUE universal christian is knocked into a hat.I'LL admit you are a christian of a kind but what kind is between yourself & the creator who asked to be worshipped HIS WAY thats the difference.Not your interpretation of his way.
---Emcee on 7/26/07

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Ruben this is what Lorra wrote & what I was addressing: 'Through the guidance of the Holy Ghost, this Church wrote the NT scriptures,' She clearly claims the RCC 'wrote the NT scriptures.'

Many of us reject numerous things about the RCC one being this cultic, exclusivist attitude that it is the first church & the only church. RC's defend the RCC while others here don't mention their denomination but defend Christ & His Word.

See the difference?
---Warwick on 7/26/07

Lisa: first I will apologise for prejudgeing you. With respect to your answer it appears to me that you don't search to know if a church is teaching hearsy neither do you care. All that matters to you is that the person profess to the faith. I don't agree with your position, however I dare not disrespect you just because we don't agree. Again I apologize. Hopefully you will accept my apology.
---Marcia on 7/26/07

I am a Christian soldier Marcia. I believe in the Gospel. My church teaches it. Don't be so quick to judge. Christians can be in any denomination of Christian church. I was raised a Christian, grew up a Christian and will always be a Christian. Thanks to Jesus Christ our Lord and God!
---Lisa on 7/26/07

Lisa: You are a Great Soilder for the Catholic Church. I wish you were a soilder for the WORD of GOD. You have sided against GOD'S WORD in Choosing to side with the Catholic church who teaches that to believe the full GOOD NEWS of GOD is a Sin of PRESUMPTION. Side with the WORD, he states in 1John 3:15 I have written these things that you may know that you have eternal life. To side against the WORD is Apostasy.
---Marcia on 7/26/07

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A Christian is a Christian is a Christian....there is only one way to be a Christan and it doesn't matter what denomination you are in....If you read the Bible you will know the truth. And yes certain other denominations do make up stuff about the Catholics all the time..and they need to back off and worry about the devil worshipers atheists and gnostics...the non believers....cause Christians need to focus on Love God Love each other...and stop the nonsense. It's not helping anyone.
---Lisa on 7/26/07

Caring & Patrick>>>

Demons believe the same thing you believe.
Satan believes the same thing you believe.
Their is something more to Salvation then believing, Only the Catholic church preaches against it.
---Marcia on 7/25/07

RC's believe that Christ is the Son of God, virgin birth, sinful nature of man, the resurrection,second coming,new kingdom,etc. The Difference is that they are of the inpugned righteousness and protestants are of imputed righteousness. All else aside this is the chasm that divides.
---Patrick on 7/25/07

Andrea, in my 60+ years of life I have never heard a Catholic denying the s/he is a Christian. I only hear such a statement from Protestants.

I've been a Catholic all my life and I have been a Christian all my life and I and all the Catholics believe that Christ is our Savior.
---Caring on 7/25/07

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Warwick-The NT Scriptures were inspired by the Holy Spirit & written by the apostles who were Jews, not RC & not in Rome. The RC church did not write the NT, this is too ridiculous for words, & contrary to history

Nobody said the RCC wrote the bible, but they did have a hand on what books belong in there...
---Ruben on 7/25/07

Lorra Roman Catholics doctrine is a blend Scripture, pre-Christian pagan belief & man-created doctrine. Jesus did establish His church but this isnt the Roman Catholic Church. You miss the point that the word catholic simply means universal. Jesus church is universal as he is creator of the universe & redeemer of mankind world-wide. The organization to which you belong is The Holy Roman Catholic Church, isnt the catholic church, & was named Roman because it began in Rome.
---Warwick on 7/25/07

The RC Church began in Rome, not in Jerusalem therefore the universal church existed before Christianity was taken to Rome. Just as the church existed before it was taken to Corinth, Ephesus etc.

The NT Scriptures were inspired by the Holy Spirit & written by the apostles who were Jews, not RC & not in Rome. The RC church did not write the NT, this is too ridiculous for words, & contrary to history.
---Warwick on 7/25/07

Lorra Christs church existed both before & apart from the Roman Church. Protestantism began in Europe as a protest against the unbiblical doctrines of the Roman Church, new non-Biblical doctrines being added over time. Protestants did not step away from Christs church but from the increasingly corrupt Roman tradition. For example when did the doctrine of Papal infallibility come into being? 1870! Where did that come from Lorra?
---Warwick on 7/25/07

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Catholics are only christians if they profess Christ as Savior. I've known many Cath that say "I'm not a Christian - I'm Catholic". You can be a Christian and attend the Catholic church, but you can be a Catholic and not be a Christian.
---Andrea on 7/25/07

Lisa- Lorra8574- and Caring

I also find it weird that the Catholics would have a faith doctrine that teaches that to believe the underlining point of the Gospel is a sin of Presumption.
---Marcia on 7/25/07

Lisa- Lorra8574- and Caring

Without faith it is impossible to please God.
No matter how uncomfortable this may be for Catholics and Christians alike. Love still reaches out to correct the false doctrine so that kind-hearted people don't end up in Hell because they didn't know the Underlineing point of the Gospel or the Good knews which is- our debt has been paid in full we don't have to hope we are going to Heaven we can be for certain we are going to Heaven and that is not a sin!
---Marcia on 7/25/07

Lisa- Lorra8574- and Caring

The Sin of Presumption?

Catholicism maintains that believing you are assured of going to heaven when you die is to commit the sin of presumption:

"There are two kinds of presumption. Either man presumes upon his own capacities, (hoping to be able to save himself without help from on high), or he presumes upon God's almighty power or his mercy (hoping to obtain his forgiveness without conversion and glory without merit." Pg. 507, #2092
---Marcia on 7/25/07

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"Catholicism maintains that believing you are assured of going to heaven when you die is to commit the sin of presumption":

"By taking this position, the Catholic church once again lines itself up against written Scripture":

"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." 1 John 5:13
---Marcia on 7/25/07

Caring>>> What does it mean to be saved by Grace?

What does it mean to be saved by Works?

What does it mean to be saved by faith?

Many will be saved by Grace, the theif on the cross was saved through faith, However- I know not any who were saved by their works.
---Marcia on 7/25/07

Catholics are Christians. Many so called "born again Christians" are fanatic, judgemental, holier than thou invdividuals.
---Caring on 7/25/07

Warwick, Catholics believe what the Bible teaches - Jesus established a heirarchical church to govern His people, Jesus gave authority to the leaders of His Church, He further gave the Holy Spirit to guide His Church, all before a single word of the New Testament was put on paper. Through the guidance of the Holy Ghost, this Church wrote the NT scriptures, preserved them, compiled them into a Bible and protected them until the time of the Reformation and beyond.
---lorra8574 on 7/24/07

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Warwick, P2: It was not until the Reformation that some decided that they did not need the Church that Christ founded and instead started their own - all different, no two alike. Now they even disagree on the nature of Christ, some question His divinity and some even His resurrection.

How could this have come from the Bible? None of it did, but the unlearned and unstable wrested scriptures from their proper context to produce new doctrines.
---lorra8574 on 7/24/07

As to the blog question, many members of my family have married non-Catholic Christians with great success. Of course, this works best if both are strong in their Christian faith. Those luke-warm in their faith do not do well in a Catholic-non-Catholic Christian marriage.
---lorra8574 on 7/24/07

What happens when the catholic wants to bring the baby in to get baptized and the christian says no? Who's church do they go to? In which way do they raise their kids? I hope they come to some kind of agreement before getting married because their differences are going to be very severe.
---john on 7/25/07

I am sorry you have a problem with this. The fact is I am Christian and Catholic and I am saved. Most Catholics I know are saved. Many people who are in different Christian denominations are saved as well.
Some may very well not be, if they have not accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. but everyone in the Catholic church is taught the Gospel and who Jesus Christ is.

So I don't know what you guys are talking about, but it is really weird.
---Lisa on 7/25/07

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Lisa many of us would not consider Roman Catholicism to be the same as Christianity.

Doubtless there are many Christians within the RC church but it is a Bible plus man-controlled organization. My oldest son would not marry his fiancee unless she converted to being a Bible alone Christian, which praise God she did.

I don't hate Catholics but reject the RCC religious non-Biblical man-dictated doctrine.
---Warwick on 7/24/07

The difference between a Catholic and a Protestant lies in there doctrine of Faith. Protestant believe they are Saved and Catholics don't know. Should they marry? Many Pastors and Preist object to it because they know that the difference is there and it will hinder the marriage between the two.
---Marcia on 7/24/07

Catholics are universal Christians.
Why don't you ask this.
Should a Christian marry a devil worshiper?
Should a Christian marry and atheist?
Should a Christan marry someone that hates the Lord Jesus Christ?

But to ask if a Christian should marry a Catholic is like asking. Should a chicken be with a chicken? Or should lamb be with a lamb?
---Lisa on 7/24/07

Jana you are funny. what makes born again christians believe they are right and everyone else is wrong. that is bold arrogance on their part. Only Jesus Christ can open the book of life and see if our names are written there. everyone will be judged according to how they lived their life. they who have done good, unto eternal life. they that do evil, damnation. We live by faith, obeying the commandments, living by our example of Jesus Christ and hope our names are in the book. that is not guaranteed.
---Lori on 7/23/07

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Marry a Catholic???Why not??They are creations of God too and you could bring them into the true church too.My brother who was a catholic married a SDA and he is so happy and baptised and excited to learn of the truth..So, why not? You gain a brother/sister and the angels celebrated inheaven.
---jana on 7/23/07

It's symbolic...and yes, that's my FINAL answer!
---Holly4jc on 7/19/07

Holly-It is symbolic only, not real blood or flesh.

Not according to Jesus : John 6:53 " My Flesh is real food and My Blood is real drink."
---Ruben on 7/18/07

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