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Saved In A False Church

Can you be in a false church and still be saved? Is salvation a work of Christ or is it your choice of doctrine?

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---denna7667 on 9/27/07

well at least you agree that the SDA and RCC are a lot alike. I thought it was just me that could see the similarities.
Your right DJ - except for Sat/Sun and all the history you could be the same church.

tell that to your buddy 7th - he'll have a fit!!!! hahahahahahha
---Andrea on 9/26/07

Great response Jerry!
---djconklin on 9/23/07

"EGW wouldn't have a mimistry if it were not for her anti-catholic rant"

Read Steps to Christ or Desire of Ages--no anti-catholic rant, just Jesus glorified as our Savior.

"The SDA and the RCC have a lot in common
work + grace - you just do it on Saturday"

Hard to work when you rest. The Sabbath is a memorial to Our Creator. Those who believe instead in evolutionist don't want you to pay attention to it.

Love is not a work.
---djconklin on 9/22/07

Eloy: "Christians worship and obey Christ, catholics do not."

I could not disagree more! As a SDA, I am more critical of the Papal system than most, and am in full agreement with 7th Seal's unification of Bible prophecy with history given below. But, that is where I draw the line. I have known many good Jesus-loving Catholics over the years. They are among the most devout of any Christians I've seen. Does their Church teach some error? You bet! But, chances are, yours does too.
---jerry6593 on 9/22/07

MikeM....actually the beast is the RC666 (RC = Reason Creature) who was marked 666 on day six of the Creation, when the count for evening, morning and day was 666. This was when all mankind was created in the image and likeness of God. The mark RC777 comes later, sometimes.
---Frank_Willis on 9/22/07

All cults have a special ticket. They have the only way, ceremony or sacrament that can get you into heaven Why won't people see Jesus.
---Andrea on 9/21/07

I remember hearing as a teen that the 'RCC' was the beast, and all the protestants were 'children of ther beast.' I laughed at that then, and more so now. Goodness can be found anywhere, God is bigger than the fundamentalist.
---MikeM on 9/21/07

Lisa...the division was reinforced recently by the Pope declaring that outside of the Catholic church, there is NO SALVATION. By saying that, He is essencially saying that if you are not in the are not a Christian nor saved. He plainly drew a line. It's your pope...not ours. Besides, I cannot call the RCC's my brethren since they believe in false doctrines and lies of the devil. We are not brethren as long as they practice and believe those lies.
---Holly4jc on 9/21/07

NOBODY is saved in a false church!! NOBODY

Though GOD SAVES some out of them and there's lots of them

Rm6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

1Jn9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

you got to have the doctrine of Christ to know him and test 1Jn4:1
---steven-rem7000 on 9/21/07

No house of idolatry includes the House of God, never has and never is and never will be.
---Eloy on 9/20/07

Christians worship and obey Christ, catholics do not.
---Eloy on 9/20/07

The House of God includes the Catholic Church.Twisted thoughts here are quite strange-full of deception. I & many people worshiping God in Catholic churchs have had our prayers answered. God hears us. My prayers have been answered-Miracles and all. Communion is with the Lord-for the Lord-about the Lord ALWAYS.I shared my blog expereince at my prayer group yesterday. We prayed that people who call themselves Christians will stop the division-come together and unite under The Almighty Lord God.
---Lisa on 9/19/07


1/10 Ruled 1260 years (538-1798)
1/10 Wounded to death(1798 Berthier Closes Vatican)

please explain - did you look at what i told you about.
---Andrea on 9/19/07

Andrea: A Beast is a King or his Kingdom.

Dan7:23 "Thus he said, The fourth BEAST shall be the fourth KINGDOM upon earth"

I note the Vatican is a "little" Kingdom.
Did the Vatican kingdom die and get healed?
---SeventhSeal on 9/19/07

alanUK: All Link Dan2,7, and year Jesus Crucified,plus:
1/10 little kingdom
1/10 Head Man
1/10 Number 666
1/10 Among Divided Europe
1/10 On 7 Hills
1/10 Thinks Change Time (Sabbath to 1st day)
1/10 Thinks change Law (eliminates Idol Commandment)
1/10 Ruled 1260 years (538-1798)
1/10 Wounded to death(1798 Berthier Closes Vatican)
1/10 Wound Healed(Mousalini Re-Opens Vatican)
1/10 Scarlet and Crimson Cardinals
1/10 War with Saints
Together equals 1 in 1,000,000,000,000
---SeventhSeal on 9/19/07

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Serventh ... "Conservative Math Probability these refer to other than the Papacy is 1 in 1,000,000,000,000"
Can you provide the matths leading to this?
---alan_of_UK on 9/18/07

It may be that the beast is really in hiding and will join with a group and give it power. Very possibly a religious order even Islamic and or Jewish. Another apparition and a little strong delusion and 'maybe' the adventists will follow another false prophet."Babylon may be Rome/UN/ EU w/religion/protestant & RC universal religion under Maryism as yet not revealed.

Do you see why false prophets and apparitions are dangerous.
---Andrea on 9/18/07

2)Were you aware that the Vatican is right now being reviewed for membership in the UN as a representative nation? Did you know the 10 member Roman Empire countries have signed a constitution. Its the W.E.U. and all future members are associate members.
---Andrea on 9/18/07

Andrea: Its dangerous to call Papacy Antichrist. Papacy initiated torture and burning of many for such revelation

Do you know 12 Identifying Marks of the Beast from Scripture?

Conservative Math Probability these refer to other than the Papacy is 1 in 1,000,000,000,000

The Lotto is fixed, God is in control:
"Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure" Isa46:10
---SeventhSeal on 9/18/07

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I don't follow the pope. 7th you follow a false prophet, so why are you complaining to the RCC?

EGW wouldn't have a mimistry if it were not for her anti-catholic rant

The SDA and the RCC have a lot in common

work + grace - you just do it on Saturday
---Andrea on 9/18/07

Andrea: Satan doesn't apologize or care how he fools you into worshipping him. If he can do it by proxy via a Pope that is fine with him.

Being Sincere is not salvation. Eve was sincerely sure that God did not mean what He said either.

These warnings I give because I have no choice in order that I can stand before my Savior with clear conscience. Please heed them in that Spirit.
---SeventhSeal on 9/18/07

"Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17).
Conviction can come while you're sitting under false teaching, but you won't stay there. You will come out, be saved, and not go back. If you go back to the false church, you will become frozen without the chosen part.
---Bob on 9/18/07

yes and just as our thoughts condemn us - I have to believe they are counted for us - or for those who are earnest yet just wrong.
---Andrea on 9/17/07

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She claims Popes did and by default YOU "bow in Humble submission to the Mother Church"
You keep her Mark
---SeventhSealon /17/07
I don't apologize for worshiping the Lord as my conscience dictates. I have many serious doctrinal issues with the RC but you nor Ellen can positively say that the RCC is the beast and it is dangerous and unfair to do so.

I see all the arguments and although they are compelling it would be wrong to agree on hyperbole
---Andrea on 9/17/07


You asked, Does Jesus honor a person intent- even if they are decieved?

These may not be the verses I am looking for but I do know that pastors and teachers are going to be held accountable for what they teach and preach.

Matthew 12:36-37 "But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. 37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
---denna7667 on 9/17/07

7th seal - if having correct doctrine is a requirement for salvation - you are in BIG BIG trouble. But then so am I.
---Andrea on 9/17/07

Andrea: If ya dont Love Jesus then yer not Christian
John14:15 "If ye love me keep my commandments"
John1:3 "All things were made by Him"
Mat5:18 Till heaven and earth pass one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law"
Mat5:19 "Whosoever..shall break one of these least commandments..shall be called the least.."
Rev14:12 "the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus"
SDA's equate with Rev14:12
---SeventhSeal on 9/17/07

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Andrea Helloooo? All Protestant Reformers called RC Papal State the Beast of Revelation. Are you wiser than they?
Papacy is the Beast and claims her MARK over ALL christendom is HER POWER to change Sabbath from 7th Day to 1st day. Sunday honors her

1290 years RCC Ruled by Sword as supreme. RCC rightfully claims no command of scripture changed Sabbath from 7th Day to 1st

She claims Popes did and by default YOU "bow in Humble submission to the Mother Church"
You keep her Mark
---SeventhSeal on 9/17/07

1)denna - I agreed with you.

ashley and MikeM are mormon.
obviously the veil over their eyes is dark - I am trying quite unsuccessfully to let in some light.

Atheists at least know they don't have Christ. LDS think they do, the more I research them - its not Christ.
Does Jesus honor a person intent- even if they are decieved?
Its a question I've asked in a number of different ways. I asked about salvation in a false church -
---Andrea on 9/16/07

2)bc I'm trying to see how a person can remain LDS/JW/SDA if they become Christian.
Its not about a denomination - its a heart matter. Soooooo - does Christ honor Ashley's heart or does He know the intent of the heart and leave them with a strong delusion.
---Andrea on 9/16/07

The Holy Ghost tells you in your heart Jesus is the Christ, the bible is the word of God. that creates a change of heart and your faith grows. Instead of indulging in the sins of the world, you now do your best to avoid evil and live as an example of the Savior in all things. work, school, at home, in the public eye so people know you are different and not of the world around you. that is what saves you. NOT professing Jesus Christ and then living in open rebellion against him.
---ashley on 9/16/07

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2- many profess Jesus Christ. you can't tell them apart from someone living in evil with no faith. We are to let our light shine. As one guy said on the blogs here. if he was studying christianity and read what many have written on the blogs, he would shun the gospel at all costs. You are an example of Jesus Christ whether you want to admit it or not. The Savior said if you cause even one soul to reject him because of your example, He too will reject you at the judgment. You can't have it both ways.
---ashley on 9/16/07

Andrea never offers a retort to my, or anyones posts, only a stream of fallacies anamated by religious bigotry. Her last one is a 'straw man' argument-building up something to tear it down. Again, If I want to know the contents of someones relligion, say SDA I will go to a member of that religion, and no one else. Thats what any clear minded individual, unfettered, unclouded by religious hate- would do.
---MikeM on 9/16/07


The point I was trying to make was it is not the location of where you are physically. It is the condition of your heart and you belief in Jesus Christ as your personal savior.

I have been in churches that were dead in the spirit, but was still able to praise God and feel His presence. Again, it is a heart thing not a physical location thing. I can be in tune with the Spirit in my house, church, or garage.
---denna7667 on 9/16/07

denna - sorry - I usual agree that you can get saved almost anywhere. the dangerous thing with mormons is they think they are saved and their Jesus is from the planet kolob and is the brother of Lucifer.
He was one of millions of gods. Not the Creator of the universes.
If I sit in my garage it doesn't make me a car
J Smith teachings are far far out there

when they die JS decides if they go into celestrial heaven and only people with multiple marriages
---andre5846 on 9/15/07

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You can get saved driving down the road, sitting on your couch, in a Catholic church, in a Mormon church, anywhere in the world. It has everything to do with a change of heart and a belief in Jesus Christ not a building or your location.

Doctrine is what gets too many people confused and in some cases sends people to hell.
---denna7667 on 9/15/07

MikeM - just google kolob - and then apologize -they don't tell the new converts the whole story 'thats milk' they milk their lies. But lots and lots of people believe. I think one every 6 seconds.

God is viewed as living on or near a planet called Kolob, and pious Mormons (those in the highest heaven, or celestal kingdom) can follow similar paths, becoming Gods, ruling their own planets, and bearing spirit children.
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

2)These tenets adhere closely to classical Gnosticism. Gnosticism believes that within every human being is a "spark of the divine" that is itching to escape the confines of the world (sometimes seen as evil, the creation of a lesser God) to be re-united with a greater God, from whence it came. As with Mormonism, what underpins Gnosticism is the idea that the difference between "God" and creation is one of degree
cc mormon19
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

Andra, Your 9/14 statement is full of fallacies. You are using a straw man argument against the LDS church, painting a caricature, And then you make an AD HOMINUM ATTACK, BOTH LACKING SUBSTANCE. Then you proceed to use the same attacks against the SDA. I am exceptionally uninformed as to what the SDA teaches, but If I wanted to learn about them, I would go to a SDA.

Self-righteous dogmatics in debate are essentially narcisstic, all are wrong but me.
---MikeM on 9/14/07

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Andrea: Dumb? All Protestant Reformers called RC Papal State the Beast of Revelation. Are you wiser than they?
Papacy is the Beast and claims her MARK over ALL christendom is HER POWER to change Sabbath from 7th Day to 1st day. Sunday honors her

1290 years RCC Ruled by Sword as supreme. RCC rightfully claims no command of scripture changed Sabbath from 7th Day to 1st

She claims Popes did and by default YOU "bow in Humble submission to the Mother Church"

You keep her Mark
---SeventhSeal on 9/14/07

jerry - first LDS teaches that there are many earths with that all have a god and a satan etc - if it doesn't make sense - its bc its a fable, MikeM is still rebelling against his pentecostal childhood

You may not believe that its what the SDA teaches but EGW said all the Sunday worshipers will get the 666 on them ---you figure the rest out - you know - please stop the dumb game - its unbecoming
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

MikeM: The point is that the KJ Bible has been verified by Biblical Archeology as being very accurate. The OT kept by the Jews has little discrepancy. The NT fragments dating to the time of Apostle John have been verified and certain Catholic Additions have been challenged where they do not match the rest of scripture or Archeology.

Sola Scriptura:
Isa8:20 "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them"
---SeventhSeal on 9/14/07

Andrea: Have you been hanging out with MikeM? Your response was not at all logically connected. How does your reading the 10C equate to SDA's condemning all others to hell??? We do not. You are dead wrong on that one! We are the ones who teach "Come out of her, MY PEOPLE" - indicating our belief that God has His people in all denominations. And BTW, it's "separated," not "seperated."
---jerry6593 on 9/14/07

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Jack: WHOA! Hang on a minute! :)

Acts 2:21 And it shall be that EVERYONE who shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

No church required there.
---bret_d on 9/13/07

Cynthia: You got it more right than anyone...almost! :) You are so right that God comes looking for us, but WE do not choose or reject Him. If that were true, we could thwart the very will of God! We cannot do so. Just as Pharoah's heart was hardened by God in the Old Testament, God's will ultimately WILL be done. Praise Him!
---bret_d on 9/13/07

Andrea, Sorry basic history does not work for you. My minor was in history, Cal state in 1991. Your indictment of Smith is trite, superficial, as is the theology of fundamentalism. My thesis paper was on the history and development of AnaBaptist in Europe, 50 pages long. Try Edward Gibbons Decline and fall of the roman empire, maybe that will work for you. Sola scriptora, a man made doctrine, Luther, does not work for me.

Your some scientist-AD Hominum
---MikeM on 9/13/07

Seventh seal, The Waldenses as I remember were ruthlessly persecuted by the RCC., along with other cults as defined by the Roman Church That fragment is used by some as an argument for sola scriptora. The Coptics kept some versions, etc. And of course the Septuagint had 70 books. Looking at the big picture it seems it was very fluid as to what orthodox scripture actually was, politics and apostasy abounded. (And extra chapters of Daniel )
---MikeM on 9/13/07

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Andrea, Fundamentalism looks for certain type of people. the blank spaces filled with the credulity of a well placed rhetorical device. Fundamentalism requires a high tolerance for bunk,

1. Sola scriptora,-man made by Luther.

2. 6,000 year old earth- delusional,

3. inability to accept pluralism- intolerance in society

4. Stonewall, bailing when real debate is presented.

God a space man-trite, shallow. I see a commonality with the fundamentalist of Missouri, circa 1844
---MikeM on 9/13/07

You can be in the pit of hell and God can save you when you call out to him. And as for salvation, it requires truth to be saved. If I hand you a stone and say, Here is your salvation, and you accept the stone, Are you saved? No, not by any means. But if I introduce you to Jesus Christ and say, Here is your salvation, and you accept Jesus Christ, Are you saved? Yes, of course, for indeed the truth will set you free, and never any falsehood.
---Eloy on 9/14/07

MikeM - you seem to be floundering. The cults look for people like you - they need answers, can't accept the blank spaces. Joseph willl write you all the answers you need. He'll even marry your wife and teach your kids about the magic underwear. For someone who claims to be into science you sure do have a high tolerance for bunk.

Why not try the SDAs or the JWs - they have more of the 'truth'. At least they believe in God not a space man
---Andrea on 9/13/07

MikeM: Your version of History in not quite accurate. You forget the Waldenses who kept the Scriptures that essentially became the Muratorian Canon centuries later.

Rome takes credit for the Bible yet the pieces of todays remnants are not exclusively in the hands of the RCC but others who have also kept them.
---SeventhSeal on 9/13/07

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Mikem -you wrote - the Bible was assembled by the RCC - sorry doesn't work for me - your skewed
as opposed to Joseph Smith writing a story about all the gods on all the other planets having a redeemer and a Lucifer on them.
Your some scientist.
---Andrea on 9/13/07

Andrea: God's Word teaches damnation as warning given in love to you to repent of sin

If you in faith Keep the Commandments that Christ Magnified in saying LOVE GOD and LOVE NEIGHBOR then you will be saved

"Sin is breaking Commandments"

Repentance requires a desire to Keep His Commandments rather than a cavalier attitude that reasons God never meant what He declared in the 4th Commandment. The 4th Commandment has everything to do with Having Faith in Jesus and Loveing God.
---SeventhSeal on 9/13/07

Andrea, the Bible was assembled by the RCC, one of the many many religions you have declared a cult. thats basic history 101. You seem to have for yourself a limited deity, one that suddenly closed the heavens forever around 90AD. By Christian you mean only those of your particular unique sectarian form of fundamentalism, and maybe only those who go to your church.
---MikeM on 9/13/07

Jerry is SDA? would never have guessed. I know many SDA and their 'dispositions' are for the most part, very different. Our local SDA hospital and university has some of the finest docters in the west. I have had many discussions with these people, my children were born their, and they are open-minded and very well educated. My SDA doctor knows my religion and is indifferent. A contradiction indeed.
---MikeM on 9/13/07

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"So the only difference in your denomination is that it teaches damnation for the rest of us."

Actually, that was the RCC that has done that.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Does God lie? No denomination will be saved. No one will be lost solely for belonging to a specific denomination.
---djconklin on 9/13/07

jerry - I try to respect your beliefs - I even share some of them. SDA has seperated itself from the rest of the Christian faith by declaring special revelation. A different interpretation of scripture.
We christians couldn't comprehend the 10 C.
I've been reading it for weeks. You can follow any diet you want/day you want and you could attend my old church (they have Saturday services too)
So the only difference in your denomination is that it teaches damnation for the rest of us.
---Andrea on 9/13/07

2)You accuse me of supporting sin, as if following Christ is sinning.
Sooooo - special ticket - I have Jesus - He is my ticket - I stand in Him not in my own works or knowledge - in Him alone
Be blessed.
---Andrea on 9/13/07

Andrea: Pentacostalism is a false religion based upon emotion for salvation rather than the Word of God. They do not Keep the Commandments nor do they keep the full Testimony of Jesus Christ.

Thank God for the Example of Job. He did not allow emotion to sway him from the Word of God even though he did not feel the "spirit" making him flop on the floor and foam at the mouth with unintelligible blather that provides no edification for the Church.
---SeventhSeal on 9/13/07

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Andrea: Sorry, but that's not true. I'm SDA, but I don't believe in Salvation by Denomination - only Christ!
---jerry6593 on 9/13/07

1Pe 1:2 ..according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood

..1:3 ...In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1Pe 1:4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade kept in heaven for you,

1Pe 1:5 who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation ...
---Andrea on 9/12/07

Andrea, "Can you be in a false church and still be saved? Is salvation a work of Christ or is it your choice of doctrine?" Rev 14:8 tells us "Babylon [or false religion] is fallen." Rev 18:2, 4 calls God's people out of Babylon. Salvation is a work of Christ which involves our cooperation. Now why would God's people deliberately choose to follow lies? Jesus said...
John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
---Geoff on 9/12/07

Andrea, earlier Jesus said (John 10:4-5):
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
---Geoff on 9/12/07

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jerry - I'm sorry but that is not true. the most impoverished people of faith are those that know the word and insist they have the only way.
Some are RCC some are SDA, LDS, and JWs, etc.

Please do not think that I have not met more Protestants or pentecostals that think they have the 'special ticket' to heaven too.
God is looking for a contrite heart. In me first -
be blessed.
---Andrea on 9/12/07

#-2-many would say, that our open air speaking is a false Church. In fact of course it is no church at all. Here was a lady who accepted the Lord Jesus Christ by just seeing someone else accept the Lord Jesus Christ. And was bold enough to step forward and ask to hear and then accept our message about Christ. Her reward for this action will be ETERNAL!!! Salvation is first a work of Christ, if your choice is to accept the gospel of Christ Christ will take you in(save your soul)!!!
---Mima on 9/12/07

Andrea: I think we're working on no. 4. Have you ever noticed that the mostly Catholic contries of the world are among the most impoverished? Why sholud that be?
---jerry6593 on 9/12/07

#-1-just yesterday while witnessing at State fair a lady, was standing close enough to me to hear me pray with a man who had just accepted the Lord Jesus Christ. As the man walked away the lady stepped closer and said, sir I would like to hear your message, okay I said and begin to witness to her. Whereupon she came under conviction and begin to openly cry and asked me to pray with her about herself salvation. We prayed and she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior.
---Mima on 9/12/07

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augusta - I believe what I wrote. so.

Whenever I hear how priests and popes swear poverty and then have all their bills paid for the rest of their lives - I don't care but its not poverty.

When the RCC gives from its wealth - to itself and its own parishioners - well just that there not doing without.

please - enough - I am not trying to say you need to give up your opulence - its just an opinion.
---Andrea on 9/10/07

Andrea, I think that Augusta fielded your question very well. We do not build magnificent churches because we think that God needs them. But they do allow us to express our great gratitude toward Him and provide a sanctuary for all of His lost sheep. Some want our churches so simple that not even a cross adorns it. But how will the sinners find their way home? Are they to wait until someone finds them and leads them in a sinner's prayer?
---lorra8574 on 9/10/07

Andrea P2: We are a beacon not only by the physical glory of our churches but also (mostly) by our actions - the Catholic Church has been the front runner in the abortion issue, a bulwark against modernism that allows gay clergy and gay marriage. Sure, we have our scandals, but we have still been the dominant Church on Christian moral issues, leading the way in charity, ethics, and social justice around the world. And what do we have to show for it? Protestants condemn us for our "works".
---lorra8574 on 9/10/07

Andrea writes, "It doesn't mean you can't have a nice church, but to think it glorifies God! Really put all that money and effort into Christ's sheep and reap those rewards."

Andrea, the Catholic Church not only gives to the poor, she is the only church that is consistently included in the top 10 charities annually.

The only other church that has ever made the list is the Salvation Army.

---augusta on 9/10/07

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2. Being rewarded for her charity, the Church can then glorify God by giving Him back the very best she has to offer. Did you know for example that the building of St. Peters Basilica was one of the largest welfare programs in history? Many poor were given jobs and able to feed their families.

And what did Christ say about giving Him our best?

---augusta on 9/10/07

3. "And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.

---augua9846 on 9/10/07

4. But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her."

(Matt 26:6-13)
---augua9846 on 9/10/07

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