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What are your denominations? and a question I have...

Postby Dallas » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:21 pm

Okay, to start I do not classify myself as a baptist. I clarify myself as a believer of Jesus Christ. Now that i'm done with that lol. What are your guys's denominations? I'm baptist.

Okay now to my question a lot has happened to the Catholic church. But the major one I have seen is their salvation plans have completely took a turn for the worse. From what people say at the Church I go to. Why is it they switched their salvation plans from Being saved by Grace and not by works to completely the opposite? I know they have a different Bible than protestant churches, but it still has the correct way to get saved in it. So can somebody clarify this for me please?

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Postby Byblos » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:59 pm

Dallas wrote:Okay, to start I do not classify myself as a baptist. I clarify myself as a believer of Jesus Christ. Now that i'm done with that lol. What are your guys's denominations? I'm baptist.

Okay now to my question a lot has happened to the Catholic church. But the major one I have seen is their salvation plans have completely took a turn for the worse. From what people say at the Church I go to. Why is it they switched their salvation plans from Being saved by Grace and not by works to completely the opposite? I know they have a different Bible than protestant churches, but it still has the correct way to get saved in it. So can somebody clarify this for me please?

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Could you not have started with a simpler question my friend? But let me answer your question with a request. Please show me from official Catholic positions that the Catholic Church has switched salvation plans.
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Postby jlay » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:03 pm

I am Christian. Attend a baptist congregation.
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Postby RickD » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:06 pm

Byblos, I promise you that Dallas is not a pseudonym that I'm posting under. You can check his ip address if you don't believe me. :pound:
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Postby Reactionary » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:10 pm

Hi Dallas.

I was born a Catholic (to put it that way). Having been an independent free-thinker my entire life, I had never really thought deeply about the Church's policies until I grew up. Besides, Roman Catholicism is by far the most widespread Christian denomination in my country, so I haven't often witnessed an alternative. I've always seen my relationship with God as something private.

So I started asking questions like, "If God knows my heart and my thoughts, why do I need a confession to have my sins forgotten?", or "Why intercessory prayers to saints? Isn't it wiser to pray to the One in charge of everything?" I sometimes feel that modern-day Catholicism complicates faith. Plus, being an anti-evolutionist, I'm honestly disappointed with the RCC's position towards the issue - I mean, it's not that they weren't once mistaken about the shape of the Earth because they adhered to the common beliefs of the time. These things distanced me from Catholicism, so I could de facto consider myself a non-denominational Christian at the moment, though I'm formally still a Catholic, for cultural reasons.

P.S. Byblos, feel free to bash me because of what I wrote here. ;)
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Postby RickD » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:18 pm

1 Corinthians 1:9
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Postby B. W. » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:46 pm

Hi Dallas.

You can say I adhere to an Independent Evangelical group or as a song once quipped – a bapto-pentecoste-presbe-metho-evangelical-reformed into the image of Christ kind… that scares the devil out of his drawers and Methodist out of their pews, makes Hardcore Calvinist laugh with Armenians and Armenians best friends a Calvinist ever had or something like that!

Also note, American Catholic’s are far different than those in various European Countries. So be aware of Catholic stereotypes often painted by protestants. I meet many spirit filled saved by grace only America Catholics as well as many hard core superstitious ones too in America. There is a move within the Catholic church in America teaching to rely on the bible and its clear doctrines rather than man. So keep that in mind…

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Postby Canuckster1127 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:58 pm

I'be been in many different denominations. I no longer believe in denominations and will not join another one. I'm self-described as post-evangelical, and inclined toward organic fellowships. Others have referred to me as modified ana-baptist. Bottom line is that I love and follow Christ.
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Postby RickD » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:11 pm

Canuckster1127 wrote:I'be been in many different denominations. I no longer believe in denominations and will not join another one. I'm self-described as post-evangelical, and inclined toward organic fellowships. Others have referred to me as modified ana-baptist. Bottom line is that I love and follow Christ.

Bart, why do you no longer believe in denominations?
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Postby Canuckster1127 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:20 pm

I've left Institutional church. I believe the divisions cause more harm than good. I still love those who love Christ and remain. I just have to follow my conscience.
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Postby Danieltwotwenty » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:24 pm

I belong to Christ, i attend a Anglican church but i am not a "member" and will never become one.
To clarify not an Anglican member but i am a member of the congregation.


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Postby RickD » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Danieltwotwenty wrote:I belong to Christ, i attend a Anglican church but i am not a "member" and will never become one.
To clarify not an Anglican member but i am a member of the congregation.


Daniel

Daniel, why won't you ever become a member of the Anglican church?
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Postby Danieltwotwenty » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:53 pm

Because i dont see it as a nessesary part of my faith, if i moved area and had to change church's it might not be an Anglican one.

I think Christs love covers all denominations and i believe we should not identify ourselves by denomination but identify ourselves as followers of Christ.
From my experience there is so much animosity between denominations and to break down these barriers we have to forget about putting labels on people.

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Postby Murray » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:55 pm

Methodist , very similar to baptism. I couldn't stand the Episcopalian services, way to formal for me.
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Re: What are your denominations? and a question I have...

Postby Byblos » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:23 am

RickD wrote:Byblos, I promise you that Dallas is not a pseudonym that I'm posting under. You can check his ip address if you don't believe me. :pound:


The thought did cross my mind. :wave:
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