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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: Koban
Cathoilicism is not Chrsitianity.
Lent is not Biblical, Easter is a pagan holiday.
the resurrection of Christ was proof to the Jews he was the son of God, their promised King after the line of David and their Messiah under the Kingdom Gospel. That was rejected in full by Act 7.
The Ressurection of Chrsit was for all the pure without spot and blemish sacrifice for the forgiveness of Sins. It was God's only way to save man from his sin nature. No works iinvolved faith alone through Chrsits work of the cross under the Gospel of the Grace of God which was given to Paul in Acts 9. The book is called the Axtsof the Apostles of whihc Paul was one.
we celebrate New Life each and everyday and no need to folllow superstitious holidays and useless fastings and lamentings.
O Ye of little faith. We need not Christ to appear to beleive on his works. We walk by faith not by sight.
Chrsit is surely alive!!!
originally posted by: Koban
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: Koban
Godless heathen! To the inquisitor with ye!
Yep, a typical Christian response. I don't need the Christian god. I have the Creator, the Big Fella by my side.
You are uninformed and mixed up about Catholicism. It is a conglomerate of different practices of other religions and pagan beliefs cloaked with the Bible
The priesthood was for Israel of which Rome has stole.
The sacrament of holy orders is conferred in three ranks of clergy: bishops, priests, and deacons.
Bishops (episcopoi) have the care of multiple congregations and appoint, ordain, and discipline priests and deacons. They sometimes appear to be called "evangelists" in the New Testament. Examples of first-century bishops include Timothy and Titus (1 Tim. 5:19–22; 2 Tim. 4:5; Titus 1:5).
Priests (presbuteroi) are also known as "presbyters" or "elders." In fact, the English term "priest" is simply a contraction of the Greek word presbuteros. They have the responsibility of teaching, governing, and providing the sacraments in a given congregation (1 Tim. 5:17; Jas. 5:14–15).
Deacons (diakonoi) are the assistants of the bishops and are responsible for teaching and administering certain Church tasks, such as the distribution of food (Acts 6:1–6).
In the apostolic age, the terms for these offices were still somewhat fluid. Sometimes a term would be used in a technical sense as the title for an office, sometimes not. This non-technical use of the terms even exists today, as when the term is used in many churches (both Protestant and Catholic) to refer to either ordained ministers (as in “My minister visited him”) or non-ordained individuals. (In a Protestant church one might hear “He is a worship minister,” while in a Catholic church one might hear “He is an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.”)
Jesus wasn't in the wilderness 40 days before he was crucified.
It is all just a bunch of nonsense created by men to control people and get their money. Ever wonder why you have to pay for a mass to be done.
Why must Catholics pay money for a Mass that is offered up for deceased relatives and friends when the Bible states that the gift of God is not to be purchased with money? (Acts 8:20).
Catholics are not compelled to pay for Masses offered up for someone’s special intention. They are simply reminded that giving a “stipend” (usually $5) is the custom. Priests will oblige without a stipend being paid if the one making the request can ill afford it. Giving stipends for special intention Masses is the custom because it is only fitting and proper that there should be some token of appreciation for the special service rendered, especially in view of the fact that the average priest draws a very small salary. For many priests these stipends mean the difference between standard and sub-standard living conditions. And this custom definitely has scriptural approval. Wrote the Apostle Paul: “Who serveth as a soldier at any time, at his own charges? . . . Who feedeth the flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? . . . So also the Lord ordained that they who preach the gospel, should live by the gospel.” (I Cor. 9:7-14). Of course the gift of God is not to be purchased with money. But that does not imply that God’s ministers are free-serving slaves. Protestants will generally agree to this because within Protestantism it is likewise customary to give the minister who performs baptisms, marriages, etc. a token of appreciation in the form of money. Protestants do not call their gift of money a stipend, but that is exactly what it is.
We a Christians we give of our clothing, food and pray for healing not for favours of men or God. We never expect anything back for the sacrifices we make to our fellow humans and to the body of Christ. We know that when we do these things we glorify Christ.
originally posted by: CaDreamer
sorry to burst your bubbles but easter has nothing to do with jesus at all...it predates him by thousands of years s a rite of fertility and a rite of spring celebrated by pagans for a milllenia prior to christianity. was folded into christianity to foster converts. look it up in any encyclopedia.