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Are Catholics Christians
"There are not even 100 people in this country who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they think the Catholic Church to be--Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Is Purgatory Paradise
#1 nicole--thank you for your reply. that was a better explanation. I guess i still struggle with "thinking" that purgatory is a punishment.(I'm still not sure if i believe in purgatory yet) Yet I'm trying to understand that it really isn't supposed to be. That if your in purgatory you're there to be purified or to be made holy and its supposed to be "just a stop" so to speak on the way to heaven. Just because Ned accepted Jesus at his last breath doesn't mean he's automatically made holy and pure??? cont...

Is Purgatory Paradise
#1 I would like Nicole or Emcee to answer please... I read Catholosizm for dummies: they said: You Have 2 guys born on the same day Joe and Ned. Joe lived a good and Christian life his entire life and Ned lived in sin defying God every step of the way until his death bed when he gave his life to Jesus. Ned and Joe died at the same time. Do Ned and Joe deserve to go to heaven at the same time?--This book said Catholics think no that Joe will go on to Heaven and Ned will Go to purgatory to be purified before going on. Because Joe already tried to live a pure life for God. cont...

Is Purgatory Paradise
#2 Now I don't know how i think on this matter yet, but let me just say I have done a lot of reading and researching and talking with my husband who is Catholic. After I read this the first thing i thought of was the Prodigal Son. We all know this story were the one son does everything for the father, "the one who is always with me". And the other squandered everything. But when he came home and when he was still far away he ran to him kissed him put a robe on him and a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet and killed the fatted calf...and said for my son was dead and is alive again, lost and is found. I just cant see how pugatory fits in here. That book didn't explain it very well maybe you two can better.

Is Halloween For Christians
#1 The Catholic church prays to the Saints, but the Word says they are dead,thier thoughts perish,they know nothing at all. -- -Danelle on 8/8/08

The Church doesn't think heaven is a "dead" place. Catholics believe people in heaven are alive. (Mat 19:29,25:46, Mat 10:17-22, Mk 10:30, Lk 10:25-30, Lk 18:18-30, Jn 3:15-16). We see Lazarus alive by Abraham's side (Lk 16:22). And at the transfiguration we see Moses and Elijah alive beside Jesus. (Mat 17:3) There seems to be a lot of conversing in Heaven in Rev. (i.e.Rev 4:10). Jesus opened the gates to Heaven. Graves were opened.(Mat 27:52). Jesus said "Now he is a God not of the dead, but of the living, for to him all of them are alive." (Lk 20:39-40)

Santa Claus With Christians
emty,---Eloy on 10/28/08
empt,---Eloy on 10/28/08

Eloy, if you are going to condemn or judge me or others, please get my name right. You would think if you were a prophet sent by God himself to judge us sinful, unreachable wicked, he would at least give you our correct names. emtp, stands for (emergency medical technician paramedic) might help you remember. Thanks

Santa Claus With Christians
empt, you are deceived, santy claus is not Christ Jesus. And you are confusing hypocrisy with what a faithful Christian is, else you would not be a friend of the world.
---Eloy on 10/28/08

I never said Santy or Santa Claus was Jesus Christ. You are confusing or more like manipulating what everyone is saying. Jesus is the true and only reason for the season of Christmas. Sadly that has been lost upon a lot of the world but don't you project onto me or other people that we are not "true Christians" because of Santa. You are not God's prophet and he did not send you to judge me or anyone else on matters of Santa Claus. Quite frankly i think you should be worried about your own self hypocrisy.

Santa Claus With Christians
Christians do not participate in Santa Claus.
---Eloy on 10/23/08

I am a faithful christian. I did. BTW I am about to give out candy for Halloween also. Oh yeah...burn me at the stake.

Trick Or Treat On Halloween
---And emtp...when did I ever accuse someone of being a sinner or having no faith?---

Preach it sister Claudia H!
And Amen Eloy!! ---Holly4jc on 10/9/08

When you agreed with the ones who did.

Trick Or Treat On Halloween
RebbecaD--I fear we are arguing a losing battle when it concerns people such as susieb eloy claudia and holly, The problem with their type of preaching and teaching is if you don't agree with exactly what they say then you are a sinner and you have no faith. I'm sure glad our Lord and savior consulted them before and every time there is a theological debate here on earth. The only one you have to answer to is God. I take my son trick or treating he dresses up in costumes, NO that doesn't mean we celebrate Satan. Eloy because you don't believe the way i do i say you have no faith or discernment, it works both ways brother.

Is Mary A Co-Redemptress
---Holly4jc--This is how it was explained to me. (Mary sinless yet still needing a savior)- There is this man and he comes upon this huge hole, and just before he falls in someone comes along and yells watch out for that hole. So he was saved BEFORE falling in. So in the same way Mary still needs a savoir to keep her from falling into sin.--I am not Catholic and this is one thing I still have a hard time getting my mind around. But this story is the best explaination i've ever heard.

Trick Or Treat On Halloween
I'll try this another way. You all know that couple who wants to save their marriage and go to a romantic setting. When they get there they find out the romance is not there either. You have to bring it with you, it has to already be in you. It can't just magically appear because your at a romantic place. Or my job has nothing to do with Christ but I can bring him into my job everyday by my example. Or if i want to go play golf I can be the exception and not the rule by not cussing, throwing my clubs or getting drunk. And people will see that I am different, I can say because i have Christ in me. Susieb-Same with Halloween its what you bring to the table. Im not saying Christ has anything to do with H but he can if YOU bring him there.

Trick Or Treat On Halloween
Listen, I know what all those holidays are about... I guess we all just have to agree to disagree. You can say all you want about how i am a sinner because i let my child dress up for halloween and go trick or treating in the neighborhood. That is fine with me, my conscience is clear on the matter. Just remember before you come before your God tonight in prayer to take those LOGS of judgment out of your eyes.

What Is A Rosary Used For
Rosary is antichrist idolarty created by men which is AGAINST God ...breaking 2nd commandment which is omitted by pagan practices of rcc--rhonda

One could argue that its not only not breaking the 2nd commandment(has nothing to do with), but it DOES honor the 5th--honor you father and mother. (Jhn 19:26,27) when Jesus saw his mother and his disciple who he loved standing there he said "dear mother here is your son" and to the disciple "here is your mother" from then on he took her home. She wasn't really his mother but Jesus is saying this is my mother she is also yours honor her as if she was yours.

Trick Or Treat On Halloween

empt ... As my name implies, I am from the UK ... specifically good old England.

I don't need to be on Koolaid (whatever that is) to have seen old folk terrified to have lights on in the house, to know of dog-poo being put through letter boxes, windows smashed or car tyres slashed if gifts are not handed out to repeated callers.

If that is your idea of FUN, I pity you.
---alan_of_UK on 10/3/08

I think you need to reread my post nowhere did i say that is part of the Halloween that i have ever participated in i am from the USA that stuff may happen but i think it can happen anytime, but i never did them as a child nor did any of my friends. If its part of the uk's tradition then of maybe you guys have a problem.

Trick Or Treat On Halloween
I don't need your pity, thank you though. I am confident in my beliefs in Christ Jesus. It is when people like on this blog like to tell every one that they are sinners for everything. I don't even know why i keep coming back, i keep thinking i may reach somebody with some reason i guess. God Bless and good night.

Trick Or Treat On Halloween
Ok Well then don't celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Labor Day,Memorial, I can go on and on. These are all of the "world". Don't go to the movies, or let your kids play sports,one could argue how is that "glorifying God"? I could give many harmless "worldly" examples the point is how do you carry yourself as a person of God in those activities in everyday life? Do you let your light shine to the "World"? Or do you hide it under a bushel? Do you hide with other Christians and safe people all the time? If you so choose not to let your children go trick or treating on Halloween fine-but do not make a blanket statement that its a sin and that all who participate are of the world and sinners.

What Is A Rosary Used For
#1Jesus is at the Centre Here are the Main Prayers of the Rosary
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. (Said before the Rosary)

What Is A Rosary Used For
#2 Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Said before each decade)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. (Said after each decade)

O my Jesus, forgive us of our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls into heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy. (Said after each decade)

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