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Offline davetaff

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2022, 11:46:19 AM »
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Dose it matter which denomination we belong to is it of more importance how we live our lives and that we follow the commands of our Lord

     ?Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?? And he said to him, ?You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.?
Matthew 22:36-‬40 ESV
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So the only way to comply with the above is to love what denomination we belong to dose not matter it's how we live our lives.

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2022, 12:08:04 PM »
If the denomination holds or promotesfalse ideas etc then yes it matters.

But no your take on loving others does not apply to organisations, whether church, political or any other.

We are to love people.

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2022, 01:06:01 PM »


 
If the denomination holds or promotesfalse ideas etc then yes it matters.

But no your take on loving others does not apply to organisations, whether church, political or any other.

We are to love people.

Hi John
Thank you for your reply but who decides what is a false idea all denominations think they have it right thats why I believe in sticking to the scriptures as we have them and not adding man made theology to the word of God.
We are not asked to love organisations and politicians but to love God and our neighbours pretty simple really.

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2022, 11:58:40 AM »
You Dave, decide to follow  unorthodox  ideas based on miss applied bible verses, just like many denominations.

Are your ideas ones that affect your salvation?

Are the ideas, theologies, different traditions  etc all salvation issues?

As I said before your notattendi Gayhurst is a cause of disunity.

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2022, 09:56:23 AM »
You Dave, decide to follow  unorthodox  ideas based on miss applied bible verses, just like many denominations.

Are your ideas ones that affect your salvation?

Are the ideas, theologies, different traditions  etc all salvation issues?

As I said before your notattendi Gayhurst is a cause of disunity.

Hi John
Thank you for your reply everything I have said is based on scripture I have asked repeatedly if anyone has a better explanation so please give it but they rarely do all I get is I'm talking gobbledygook or its out of context
What I say is how Gods word speaks to me personally I have read quite a few books about the bible and all I got was conflicting ideas so one day I put them all away picked up my bible and began at Genesis and read it right the way through to revelation and have continued ever since and what you see is what I get from the word of God.

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Re: Are Christianity and Catholicism the same thing?
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2023, 03:03:35 AM »
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FAQ: I'm considering joining the Catholic Church. Would it be a mistake?

REPLY: Catholicism is a beautiful religion, but it's not easy.

Once someone is fully committed by completing First Holy Communion and
Confirmation and undergone Christian baptism; they will be expected to comply
with everything Rome teaches and stands for, e.g. the Commandments, the Canon
Law, the dogma, the rituals, the Traditions, the Councils, the Bulls, the Encyclicals,
the rites, the holy days of obligation, and the entire Catechism; plus everything
that Jesus and the apostles taught in the New Testament, i.e. all four gospels and
all twenty-one epistles, plus Acts and Revelation.

That's a lot to remember, let alone put into practice.

And then there's the matter of mortal sin. When Catholics leave this life with just
one mortal sin on the books awaiting absolution, just one, they go straight to Hell.
It's a direct flight; no stopover in a Purgatory. Even if a Catholic managed to be a
top performer in faith and practice for fifty years, none of that will be taken into
consideration. They will leave this life as if they'd been a pagan the whole time.
Mortal sins are that lethal.

The paragraph below from CCC 1782 of the catechism of the Catholic Church;
acknowledges everyone's rights and freedoms in regard to selecting a religion of
their own personal choice.

"Man has the right to act in conscience, and in freedom, so as personally to make
moral decisions. He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must
he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious
matters.
"

However, be aware that once someone joins the Catholic Church, they will have to
relinquish those rights and be no longer permitted to either interpret, or apply, the
Holy Bible's teachings sans hierarchy oversight per CCC 85 which says:

"The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its
written form or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted to the living teaching
office of the Church alone. Its authority in this matter is exercised in the name of
Jesus Christ." This means that the task of interpretation has been entrusted to the
bishops in communion with the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome.
"

Bottom line is: Catholicism isn't a democratic structure; it's more like Communism
and/or Big Brother's thought control in George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty
Four". I'm not saying that's necessarily disagreeable as some folks prefer being told
what to believe rather than figuring things out for themselves; and they feel secure
having a hierarchy to blame if perchance Catholicism proves misleading. I'm only
saying that it's a level of governance that some folks might find a bit too
controlling.
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