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  1. Grams

    Grams Well-Known Member

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    BreadOfLife,

    Do you know for sure were you will be ? When you die ???????

    When I was Catholic I never knew for sure ..................
    Now reading the bible I sure do ! Know the truth !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA Well-Known Member

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    For which you will certainly answer.
     
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    JohnPaul Well-Known Member

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    One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us! But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

    And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong

    And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom

    And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Solemn passage; we were considering this in church recently...
     
  5. JohnPaul

    JohnPaul Well-Known Member

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    This is beautiful strikes emotion in me.
     
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  6. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    There are indeed moving, doctrinal considerations...
     
  7. BreadOfLife

    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    First of all, if you were a Catholic and you weren't reading the Bible - shame on YOU, not the Church.
    REAL Catholics read the Scriptures.

    As for "knowing" where you'll go when you die - you may have a moral certitude, IF you remain faithful to the end. Otherwise - you don't.
    The Bible assures us that salvation is a process - not a one-time, slam dunk event.

    Aas Christians are ALREADY SAVED (Rom. 5:1, 8:24, Eph. 2:5–8).
    This is Initial Salvation – God give us the initial grace to believe.

    However, because Salvation is a LIFELONG process – it ALSO says that I am BEING SAVED (1 Cor. 1:8, 2 Cor. 2:15, 7:1, Phil. 2:12, Heb 12:14).
    This is Ongoing Sanctification – God is sanctifying us throughout our life as we cooperate with his grace.

    Because of this, I have the hope that I WILL BE SAVED (Matt. 24:13, Rom. 5:9–10, 1 Cor. 3:12–15).
    This is Final Sanctification/Salvation – We die and go to heaven having endured to the end.

    You don't get there without cooperating with God's grace . . .
     
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    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Scott - I will answer for YOUR rejection of Christ.
    Good grief . .
     
  9. Grams

    Grams Well-Known Member

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    We were not ever told to read the bible.........!!!!!!
    We went to mass 6 day's a week back then....
    And we did what the nuns told us to do......... "Or we were in trouble"

    We had prayer books, and that was that ! And the rosary .........
    Any thing else the nuns put on the black board or spoke to us....

    Things were different back in the 40's....... and the church we went to.
    I had a cousin who went to another Catholic church and that was better ! But to far away for me......
     
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    Yehren Well-Known Member

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    Amen.
     
  11. ScottA

    ScottA Well-Known Member

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    Typical hypocrisy...an advocate for greater authority of the Priests and Leaders, blaming and shaming their subjects/victims.

    And those who join in.
     
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    Don't you love it when non-Catholics think they're empowered to tell Catholics what they have to believe? Not that there very many of them, but the few who are like that, stand out like a clown in a choir loft.
     
  13. BreadOfLife

    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    And in the 40’s you were not told to NOT read the Bible.
    If you weren’t reading it – that’s on YOU. Don’t blame the Church because YOU were a lazy Catholic.

    And – if you were going to mass six days a week – you were HEARING the Scriptures being read SIX TIMES a week during the Liturgy of the Word. Faith comes by HEARING the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).

    Your arguments are a complete cop-out by a transparently lazy former Catholic . . .
     
  14. BreadOfLife

    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    Sooooopo, you’re saying that @Grams is a “victim” because she was “forced” not to read the Bible??

    How typically arrogant of you to assume that you automatically know everybody’s past.

    The Church doesn't “forbid” people from reading the Scriptures – and certainly never did during her lifetime.

    Probably better for you to get the facts before you open your mouth next time . . .
     
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    OK ! One other thing I missed about telling you....

    My parents came from another country and were not able to quite read English.
    I guess they expected the nuns to teach us what we needed.......
     
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    Her story is very common, the cause and misguiding of Priests and Leaders.

    If the truth is "arrogant", then I'm arrogant. But, coming from you, it's obviously just more use of confounded language and lack of understanding. God is great, making fools of the wise. Hallelujah!
     
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    Yeah, what a shame, catechism and Mass 6 days a week...

    The horror....
     
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    Mocking helps.
     
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    Philip James Well-Known Member

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    Hello Grams,
    And I expect they did. Perhaps you just don't remember what that was.
    It's never to late to return to the feast dear sister.

    Pax et Bonum
     
  20. BreadOfLife

    BreadOfLife Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, you are correct.
    Her story is VERY common.

    There are FAR too many lazy Catholics who are seduced out of the Church for a feel-good, “easy-believism” message that simply isn’t Biblical.

    We must cooperate with God’s grace in order for it to work. It is not something that it thrust upon us against out will. It is a gift that must be received.

    The cause of her being “misguided” was ignorance of her faith . . .
     
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