Our own bias does cloud another person's faith.---Nicole_Lacey on 8/11/18
Not just faith, but we are biased about everything we believe. Bias is a tool Satan can use to separate us, a tool which causes us to hate. Look at politics in America. It has caused a hatred in this country, the likes I have never seen. Religious beliefs are not much different.
Its very difficult, for most, to argue their point without getting emotionally involved. Even if you are right, and they are wrong...the mind becomes closed when the wall of hate goes up.
I do my best to keep it down, but I can not control what Satan puts into the hearts of those of whom I may disagree.
---David on 8/15/18|
kathr4453: Why is beyond you and everyone else that have been born of GODS'S SPIRIT? . . . because those that are doing this idolatry rituals, the same from the darkness spirit that they are under it's possession, not only have made them slave to this sacrilegious rituals, but at the same time have made them believe that they shouldn't never accept that what they are doing it's something apart from GOD and that's the reason of their denial and at the same time their defense . . . their beliefs and conscience are the opposite of those whom THE LORD has set them free by THE LIGHT of HIS SPIRIT within
---Melody on 8/15/18|
Scripture clearly says no one can come to the Father except THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. We pray to the Father THROUGH JESUS. So why would anyone think that can pray through Mary? Or that Mary is the mediator between God and man? So yes, prayer is also a form of WORSHIP. Communing with the Father is worship....and to commune with Mary is false worship.
It is witchcraft for Christians to summons the dead. Why Catholics think they are exempt from this is beyond me.
---kathr4453 on 8/14/18|
Nicole...Why do you pray to Mary? Did Jesus say to pray to Mary? Or did Jesus say HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER? Why do you have statues around your home of dead people if they are not idols?
---KarenD on 8/13/18|
Thank God He is my judge.
Thank God He knows my sins and faults and will ONLY judge me accordingly.
Thank God He is knows my hearts.
Just as David chose God's punishment rather than man's punishment when given a choice, I will do the same.
Thank God I live in America and can serve God has He demands of me and not as someone else thinks I should worship Him.
May God give me the strength to be faithful to Him even until death because He is ALWAYS faithful to me.
Praise be Jesus Christ for dying for me so I can live for Him.
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/13/18|
Melody, so you it's OKAY to tell me on CN I am going to hell for worshipping false idol which is a lie.
But I CAN'T use an ANALOGY of people accusing you of racism solely based by your skin colors?
You CAN condemned me to Hell, but I can't give you an example showing you it isn't NICE?
//Nicole . . . stop it!!! - who's attacking who?//
You are still telling people I worship idols!!! YOU STOP IT!
//Don't want to hear any more of your false and offensive words against my person, for if you don't stop, I'll report you - enough is enough!//
REPORT YOUSELF FIRST!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Remember NOT everyone will take your harsh words lying down!
1 Cor 11:1 and 1 Cor 3:2
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/13/18|
Nicole . . . stop it!!! - who's attacking who? . . . if not you - as every time that I mention some truth and based in The Scriptures, you are ready to twist what I have said and sent me your offensive false testimonials against me because of your own spiritual problem that you have and that is to come against those who are for The Truth: Don't want to hear any more of your false and offensive words against my person, for if you don't stop, I'll report you - enough is enough!
Don't ask me that question about children's age for the true discernment comes from THE LORD, and if you truly have a spiritual !relationship with HIM, bring that question unto THE LORD - go to HIM and ask HIM! =
---Melody on 8/12/18|
Melody: Nicole: You are very quick to make assumptions of other people beliefs that are based in The Bible//
Sweetheart, the Catholic Church reads more Scriptures out loud DAILY esp. on Sunday than Protestant Churches. Your Preacher only reads couple of verses on Sundays.
And worst than that he choose which verses he wants you to hear about. Not the Catholic Church. The CC makes sure the we hear the WHOLE Bible and not what the Pastor wants to preach about.
So why do you ALLOW your Pastor decide what to preach about?
Plus, you DIDN'T ANSWER my question.
If you DON'T KNOW just SAY so, but don't ATTACK me because you DON'T have a clue what age a child has to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
1 Peter 3:15-16
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/12/18|
Nicole: You are very quick to make assumptions of other people beliefs that are based in The Bible and that by your own distorted thinking that is not only offensive but as well show your constant aggressiveness against those who share the Truth as it should be - what are you gaining to cover up those things that are under GOD'S JUDGMENT and has been from the very beginning and who can change it even in denial over and over again? - foolishness it is!
---Melody on 8/12/18|
Strange how some people believe that Children don't have to do anything to go to Heaven.
But the same people CAN'T agree on the cut off age of children needing to accept Jesus as their Lord and God to go to Heaven.
Melody, can you tell me the age when they have to accept Jesus in order to go to Heaven?
KarenD: One only needs to study a religion's own material to know what they believe//
Yet no where in the CCC does it state we worship Mary or idols.
IN FACT it states the OPPOSITE and states to worship Mary or an idol is a GRAVE SIN.
Thus why I ask can you be an expert about another faith looking from the outside.
Because people DO NOT read the CCC and still make absolute statements of the CC
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/11/18|
David, you explained it beautifully. Our own bias does cloud another person's faith.
Thus explains 80,000 Protestant denominations
David, you are the only one with the humility to know everyone has bias starting with themselves.
Why people try tell me what the Catholic Church believes when they are too lazy to read the Catholic Church's Catechism?
Debate us on the actual teaching of the Catechism, not your own wrong made up ccc.
That's like a Russian telling me U.S.A has 53 States.
Because an ignorant American told him we have 53 States thinking PR, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands are States.
Supporting that logic because their people are citizens of United States thus the islands have to be States.
---Nicole_Lacey on 8/11/18|
To Richard C: /Grant all salvation/? - of course not, but the reason that I mentioned what THE LORD said about the children (if they die, they'll go to Heaven without the need of salvation and why? - because at that age, they cannot recognize the difference between good and evil, and in respect to those with mental disabilities - where are they before THE LORD EYES? - they are in the same level as children even thou they might be adults: GOD IS perfectly JUST, right?
---Melody on 8/11/18|
Melody : No fault of there own
That's the thing ! - For All have sin - God being in total control, ( Grant all salvation ? )
Comprehend all of this his Design : Judge them differently ? Then the Rest of the Human race ? All are in the Blood line of Adam ,
Exodus 4:10 - And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore , nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and slow of tongue.
Exodus 4:11 - And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth ? or who maketh the dumb, or the deaf , or who makes the seeing, or the blind ? Have I not the Lord.
---RichardC on 8/10/18|
To Richard C /"People that are severally mentally challenged: Will GOD save some - will all be saved"?/
THE LORD through HIS WORD give us discernment about HIS GRACE and MOST SUBLIME AGAPE LOVE (under our imperfect humanity we cannot comprehend all HIS DESIGNS) - but then through the Wisdom and discernment that comes from HIS SPIRIT, we wait in hope and faith on those things that we cannot totally understand ourselves: Didn't GOD say: "Let the children come unto ME, for of them is The Kingdom of Heaven" - and with someone that is not mentally able to do that as well (and with no fault of their own) . . . would THE LORD judge them differently and separate them from HIMSELF? = In HIS MERCY AND LOVE we wait!
---Melody on 8/9/18|
I believe our beliefs create a bias, a bias which does not allow us to fully understand an opposing faith. I too am biased, biased by the teachings of Jesus Christ, which I believe to be the New Covenant.
Others are biased, because they believe Paul was given a Newer Covenant, one which seemingly voided the covenant Jesus taught. Which is why Paul said what he did in (1 Corinthians 1:17).
---David on 8/8/18|
Well you don't have to be a heart to be a heart specialist. And whales ...well, if they got sick by some polluted waters that man can remedy and heal, and the whale would have NO CLUE, exactly what was wrong and how to fix it .....it appears rammer jammer hit another foul ball here.
If another faith denies the death of Jesus Christ who died for our sin, that the ONLY way to God is through Jesus Christ , that salvation is placing our faith in the finished works of Christ...THEN YES, YOU CAN EXPERTLY KNOW IT IS A FLASE GOSPEL.
You don't have to join them to understand that...just ask that ONE QUESTION.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/18|
People that are severely mentally challenged : Will God save some ? Wlll all be saved ?
---RichardC on 8/7/18|
Can you be an expert on Marine animals without being a whale or a walrus?
---RammerJammer on 8/7/18|
I believe as long as you are grounded in the Word, not tossed and turned by every word of doctrine that comes along, you don't have to be an expert of another religion to know it is not based on the foundation of Scripture.
You don't have to be an expert on counterfeit money to know its counterfeit. All you have to do is be and expert on the REAL THING, to know all else is counterfeit. This is also the way bank tellers are taught.
They touch feel and smell the real, and can spot counterfeit blindfolded. Also remember we have the Indwelling Holy Spirit to guide us.
---kathr4453 on 8/2/18|
no , you have to actually study that religion or source and not just assume from the outside.You have to meet the people from that religion, not just look from the outside. HOWEVER that doesnt mean you have to agree especially if its against scripture, but unless you've read their sources and been around them then you dont know them.
---mariam on 7/31/18|
Yes. Lots of people have degrees in Theology and have studied various religions. One only needs to study a religion's own material to know what they believe and if their beliefs are Biblical or traditions of man.
---KarenD on 7/30/18|
"Are you a faith expert"?
My own understanding about it, and if it's there a right answer to that: "Faith comes from hearing, and hearing from GOD'SWORD" . . . first of all: In order for us to have the true faith that only comes from our LORD, there have to be a beginning into that: Have we experienced being Born Again/saved through total and sincere repentance from our sins before THE LORD and accepted GOD'S GIFT to us sinners, by THE LORD becoming our own Personal SAVIOUR AND LORD? - then . . . and because of that: GOD'S SPIRIT within our heart, will start implanting in our spiritual hearts that kind of faith that HE desires from us and into spiritual maturity . . . Amen!
---Melody on 7/30/18|