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A good measuring stick is this:
Christianity uses this phrase all the time, it means "What would Jesus Do?" Well the best way to know this answer is to ask yourself "what did Jesus Do?
Things Jesus Did:
- Kept the 7th day Sabbath all his life on Earth (Saturday).
Originally posted by tem88
reply to post by The time lord
not so sure anyone is good enough to be rapture maybe just the kids
Originally posted by Blue Shift
All Catholics are going to Heaven, no matter what. That's what Jesus died for. Duh. The various Protestant sects can fight about it all they want, who gets to go and who doesn't. But they're all horribly misguided, and none of them are going, anyway.
Originally posted by The time lord
Originally posted by akushla99
God does NOT divide on the grounds of the knowledge of Christ...this is patently ridiculous.
That is the difference between Christians and non Christians, he is the safety net of our bodies because he became man in order to for us to reach the next path and resurrect with him, where as other religions there is no guarantee with them, either its up to fate or you go round recarnating in circles without really knowing the path.
With Christ at least he part man he can guide us in and the outcome is secure, no one knows where they are ending up in with Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam, they can not promise you salvation where as Christ can and that is why it is the religion that covers the most people and nations of the world because Jesus Can.
Also when it comes to Catholic saints and symbols they take the Cross very seriously, I just think they cover everyone and celebrate them all in different provinces across Italy and the world, one thing they may lack like most Chritians is the lack of reading the Bible but at least the culture makes the effort to celebrate it and remember them.
Also it seems Roman Catholics and normal Catholics have differences too and the two can be confused as one entity, the more you read about the Roman Catholic faith the more it sounds like a dicatorship, it becomes judge leaving out Jesus as a secondary figure, it is in its own realm.
edit on 12-2-2012 by The time lord because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bwj2012
I dont believe anyone is going to be raptured, because I dont think its real. I think that its possible that one day God will reveal Himself to all mankind and judge us. The rapture seems like a fairy tale for people who are afraid of tribulation and need to feel safe. Tribulation has been occurring for thousands of years and will continue till God decides otherwise. One lucky group of believers will be spared from war, famine and plague? What a slap in the face to all the "martyrs".
One thing, how come people think they are holy enough already to
escape purification and death? Our Lord suffered and died?