isaiah623 asked: So, what do you have against Catholic nuns? Just because there are no nuns in the Bible doesn't mean they are bad or wrong. I personally have been called by God to be a sister in a few years with the Franciscan Sisters (If they'll take me) and I am excited and humbled by the idea that Christ has put me aside to be his bride and dedicate my life to him. How can this be wrong?
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast,” Ephesians. 2:8-9
Friend, We don’t have anything against people. But we cannot agree with the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic church, because the teachings don’t match with the complete truth.
Jesus said many things negative about traditions from religions. He said that their traditions make God’s word have no effect. The Bible is not a religious book, it’s a covenant. A contract between God and man in which God signed that covenant in blood.
And all we have to do, is accept it in our hearts and confess Jesus to be our Lord and Saviour with our mouth.
The majority of religions— take this covenant and turn it into rituals and wrong thinking. Not knowing that covenant and the promises God made, causes people to do things that they think are spiritual, but are not. And that id dangerously misguiding millions upon millions
Religious people are the main ones that gave Jesus trouble (pharisees). And the Catholic church is one of many that continues to follow more after religiousness then after the true heart of God (truth).
Just like today, religions make God’s word have no effect on them.
All we can do is simply pray that God opens their eyes to see and to accept the truth.
So I encourage you today, to seek the truth and to know the truth by asking Jesus (whom is the truth and the life John 14:6) to guide you correctly.
You don’t have to become a nun to not get married or not date. It’s a choice that God gives everyone to make, and for very few people— God does ask them to stay single for certain reasons. You can even choose in your heart to never get married so that you are pure for God. And because it comes from you and from your heart, God sees it as fasting. As a true and genuine sacrifice.
“What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” Isaiah 5:20
His logic goes way beyond ours. And so, I encourage you to Look to God. Ask Him to guide you and ask Him to give you wisdom to understand and to learn. He is the only one who can and whom is truly able to teach you and get you to understand His word. Read His word and tell Him to help you understand it, and He will
God loves you so much. And you are far more valuable to God than what you think He’s calling you for. Because I believe with all my heart, that what God has called you for, is far greater then becoming a nun.
I tell you this not because we wish to be mean or because we wish to misguide you or take control of people’s lives. Absolutely not, God free us from that. We are here to tell the truth no matter what the cost in hopes that you take the right path in life. Especially in these times. Jesus’ return is so near that we take this stuff very seriously. There’s no time to waste and there’s no sugar-coating the truth. God is now looking for people who stand completely for Him and in His truth, not halfway in and following half of His word.
Chase after God’s true heart, friend. And Him through you, will help you fish for people (Matthew 4:19) and help people. All for His glory and for His fame to be known around the earth.
Be highly blessed!
Anonymous asked: What's the difference between Catholicism and other Christian branches? I was baptized and confirmed as Catholic, but I'm not sure I believe everything that I'm taught... and I don't necessarily agree in the idea of the Pope... the vast amount of statues used in church because idolatry... many things. There's a lot I don't like. So I was reading your Catholicism tag for some light to be shed on this and I was kind of confused even further. xD
I apologize for the confusion we may have stirred up.
Um. I guess I’ll start off by saying that I was raised Catholic but ended up leaving that faith because I saw that the Roman Catholic teachings didn’t line up with the Bible. For example, they don’t teach that Jesus is the only mediator between God and man and there are other issues as well.
(Here are some more: Catholicism?
Catholicism and Biblical Christianity are divergent religions. They are built on different foundations, and they propose different ways of salvation.
There are also “Christian” denominations who say they are Christian but in spiritual and in reality— they aren’t Christian at all. A rough example would be: Mormonism.
True Christianity is built solely on the Holy Scriptures, the written Word of God. The Bible is our only infallible rule of faith, being sufficient to give us the sure knowledge of the Gospel for our salvation and holiness. A Christian that follows the Lord must read and understand the instruction book called the Bible. We must not take the traditions of men and let that override the authority of the Scriptures.
I’m not going to tell you what denomination to follow. But I do encourage you to ask God to guide you into which denomination will lead you to get to know Him better. Remember, this is not about labels or religion. This is about a relationship with Christ Jesus. He’s the only way to the Father, no one else can bring you to him (john 14:6). Open your heart to the King of Glory and ask him to give you wisdom and discernment Ask him to give you spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear. Ask Him to help you know the brutal truth of it all, and without a doubt, he will guide you.
I’ll be praying for you, anon. But I believe with all my heart that God is going to shock you with crazy ammounts of wisdom this year. Amen? Amen!
Stay brutal in spirit!
Anonymous asked: is Peter really the head of the church? or the successor of Christ?
I believe you’re referring to this scrpiture:
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it.” - Matthew 16:18
The Catholic religion believes that Peter is the Rock on which the Church was built on due to the verse above. There is an issue with this.
In the Greek language nouns are either masculine or feminine so, with that said let’s see what the greek version of the bible has to say (I will highlight and translate what you need to see.)
“Kagō de soi legō hoti sy ei Petros (Peter) kai epi tautē tē petra (rock) oikodomēsō mou tēn ekklēsian kai pylai hadou ou katischysousin.” - Matthew 16:18
“And I also say to you that you are Peter (Petros), and upon this rock (petras) I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it.” - Matthew 16:18
As I said before, in the greek language nouns are either masculine or feminine. This is similar to the words Waiter and Waitress in the english language. The word Waiter is Masculine (you would use this word if the person that waits you is male) and Waitress is feminine (you would use this word if the person that waits you is female).
Let’s tie what we learned to scripture! :)
So the Word Petros is masculine and the word Petras is feminine. Peter, the man, is appropriately referred to as Petros. Jesus said that the rock He would build His church on is petras (feminine) not petros (masculine). We can clearly see that Jesus was not referring to Peter as the rock.
I will make it a little more simple for you to understand using the words “Waiter” and “Waitress”.
“You are the waiter but this waitress will serve the people.”
Do you see how gender can completely change the meaning of a sentence? Pretty weird stuff, huh?
So my final answer is: No, Peter is NOT the head of the Church OR the successor of Christ. Peter is just a humble servant to Christ like me and you.
God Bless!! :D
ameliapauline asked: Hey guys! I was reading your discussion with the anon, and I've been holding my tongue, but I want to comment on one thing: The Catholic church does nottttt teach that salvation comes only through Catholicism. It's just silly to believe that your religion is the only way to Heaven. Jesus Christ is the one and only way.
In Catholicism, repeated participation in the sacrament of the Mass is necessary for salvation.
dotmh92 asked: About the 'Holy Mary Queen of Heaven' .. read Jeremiah 44. Mary must be sad about all the people worshiping her because it's not what she wanted. Mary then said to the servants, “Do whatever Jesus tells you to do. ” - John 2:5 CEV. Mary wanted to humble herself as any Christ's follower and yet everyone is praising her instead of God. Jesus is the only mediator. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus 1 Timothy 2:5 NIV . God bless!
Anonymous asked: what are some unbiblical traditions the catholic church does..? o.0
- The church was built on Peter, who is called the first Pope.
- The doctrine of Purgatory, after death to purge the person of sin.
- Prayers to Mary and dead saints to meditate on our behalf.
- Images to kneel and pray before.
- Confession to a priest for absolution sins.
- The Mass and sacraments as necessary for salvation.
- Salvation comes only through the Catholic Church.
- The teaching that bread and wine literally become the blood and body of Christ when taken Communion.
- Penance and the selling of indulgences.
- Veneration and worship of Mary, which has greatly increased in recent years.
- Holy Water.
- Canonization of dead saints.
- Celibacy of the priesthood.
- The Rosary.
- Holy Week
- Ash Wednesday.
- All Saints Day.
All these are traditions that came into the Roman Catholic Church over the years and became dogmas of the Church. The Church has continued to teach them as if they were scriptural. In 1545 the Catholic Church declared that tradition was to be considered equal in authority with God’s Word, the bible.
Once the Church made tradition equal in authority to God’s Word, it had the freedom to add more and more traditions, including such ideas as the immaculate conception of Mary, that she was born without originnal sin, that Mary lived a sinless life, that she was lifted into heaven, that she did not die. In the eyes of Roman Catholics, Mary truly became the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church.
rosieknowsanidiotwhensheseesone asked: Wow. I was about to follow you until I took a peek at your "Catholicism" posts. You guys are the worst Catholic-hating Christians I've ever seen. If it wasn't for the Roman Catholic Church there would be no Protestantism or Non-Denominational Christian Churches. The basis of all Protestant churches began with the morphing of Catholic beliefs and traditions. Catholics don't worship Mary or the saints. They merely ask that they intercede for them, just as you might ask your pastor or a person you
rosieknowsanidiotwhensheseesone asked: know is strong in faith to do. Those are just a couple things that I would like to clarify. The next time you get a question concerning Catholic beliefs I strongly urge that you direct that question to someone who is Catholic and may answer it properly.
(continued) We don’t hate Catholics. We even state that in our answers.
Just like Christians, Catholics state some of the central doctrines of Christianity. They believe in the trinity, they believe Jesus is God, they believe Mary bore Jesus while she was a virgin, they believe that Jesus lived a sinless life, and they believe in the atonement on the cross.
Which is awesome and not what we disagree with.
What disturbs us is what Catholics have added to scripture over the years. Many Catholics can no longer can see the teaching of God’s Word in their faith, what they see instead are the rituals and traditions that have been piled on top of God’s Word over hundreds of years by the Catholic Church. Many of the rituals and traditions have kept Catholics from knowing the simplicity of God’s true Word. The Catholic Church has added doctrines, traditions, and ideas of men which are not found in Holy Scripture and which in fact are contrary to Scripture!
The next text I’m going to post is from the volumes 1 and 2 of the book Vatican Council II (It’s the Official Roman Catholic Teachings)
“Having entered deeply into the history of salvation, Mary, in a way, unites in her person and re-echoes the most important doctrines of the faith: and when she is the subject of preaching and worship she prompts the faithful to come to her Son, to his sacrifice and to the love of the Father.” (Vol. 1, pp. 420 and 421).
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afloodformysoul asked: ..."generic" nondenominational Christians." So I just wanted to bring this up because an interpretation that I took from your answers of questions is that Catholics are not Christians but Id like to just say that we may put different things into practice but we are stilled called to be Christians. I go to a bible study for Catholics and a nondenominational study and we have the same views, we love God and Jesus and we are all saved. Sorry for this long message. Id love to hear what you think!!
Roman Catholicism and Christianity are not the same thing.
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