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Old 06-17-2007, 09:22 PM
 
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Oh there was a whole thread about this, remember? http://www.city-data.com/forum/relig...hristians.html

and I agree the thought is absurd.

Is something wrong when I find the atheists/agnostics here less offensive than some "born again" christians here?

Maybe their being "saved" didn't really take.....you know..wolves in sheep's clothing...

Unless their zeal blinds them to the truth
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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Is something wrong when I find the atheists/agnostics here less offensive than some "born again" christians here?

Maybe their being "saved" didn't really take.....you know..wolves in sheep's clothing...

Unless their zeal blinds them to the truth
Oh there was a thread, and I can't remember which one, that explains why the term "born again" is so derogatory...I think you may have nailed it though.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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1 Timothy 4:1
Interesting that you would mention that verse. Exactly WHEN did the Protestant movement take place? Was it not centuries after the church was established?

In reference to the Protestant movement, I could just as easily point out to you what it says in 2 Timothy 4:3...

"For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear."

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Mark 7:8
2 Thessalonians 2:15

2 Thessalonians 3:6

1 Corinthians 11:2

2 Timothy 2:2

Many early church fathers supported tradition.

Not to mention, Jesus did many other things that weren't recorded.

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1 Corinthians 2:5
All I can say to that is you better stop paying attention to what ANY pastor says in ANY church, because all they are doing is giving you THEIR interpretation of what something in the Bible means. You might also want to stop paying attention to any inspirational Christian books or authors, since they are only imparting their own wisdom.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:59 PM
 
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Okay someone explain this one to me: 2 Peter 1:20
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:00 PM
 
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Hello, I am one of the managers on a forum specifically for converts to Catholicism, people considering converting, those just curious about the Catholic Faith, and those who were born and raised in the Catholic Faith ('cradle Catholics').

If anyone would like the link, let me know, I'll PM it to you. Feel free to join, even if you're not Catholic, and have no intentions to convert. All we ask is common courtesy, as in any forum. Just come in with love and respect for fellow Christians, along with a willingness to learn, you'll be treated with courtesy and respect in return.

Unfortunately, misconceptions continue about the teachings of the Catholic Church. Some people state that the teachings are not scriptural.

There is a website: http://www.scripturecatholic.com/

This website lists doctrine and teachings, along with Bible scriptural passages that support the teachings.

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Old 06-17-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy,Earth,Northern Hemisphere,North America,USA,Pennsyltucky
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Okay someone explain this one to me: 2 Peter 1:20

2 Peter 1:20 is about the prophets and how they made their predictions. It is not about the more general issue of interpreting the Bible. 2 Peter 1:10 is not about whether anyone must or can interpret the Bible.

A good webpage on the subject:

http://www.bible.ca/ef/expository-2-peter-1-20(3).htm

blessings, Shen
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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Hello, I am one of the managers on a forum specifically for converts to Catholicism, people considering converting, those just curious about the Catholic Faith, and those who were born and raised in the Catholic Faith ('cradle Catholics').

If anyone would like the link, let me know, I'll PM it to you. Feel free to join, even if you're not Catholic, and have no intentions to convert. All we ask is common courtesy, as in any forum. Just come in with love and respect for fellow Christians, along with a willingness to learn, you'll be treated with courtesy and respect in return.
Thanks, Shen. I'd like the link. Feel free to PM me. If I don't respond back tonight, it's because I'm hungry and have finally dragged myself away from the computer, and into the kitchen. Then from there, I'll probably hang it up for the night. So thank you in advance.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:53 PM
 
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Hello, I am one of the managers on a forum specifically for converts to Catholicism, people considering converting, those just curious about the Catholic Faith, and those who were born and raised in the Catholic Faith ('cradle Catholics').

If anyone would like the link, let me know, I'll PM it to you. Feel free to join, even if you're not Catholic, and have no intentions to convert. All we ask is common courtesy, as in any forum. Just come in with love and respect for fellow Christians, along with a willingness to learn, you'll be treated with courtesy and respect in return.
Thanks, Shen. I would love the link to the catholic fourm.

As for the treatment of love and respect for fellow christians.....well, that would be a breath of fresh air
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:52 AM
 
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How nicely sarcastic...
First dear, you were the one who seems to have no clue what Christians do in Worship....I was clarifying that for you...is there a problem with that?

MBG

God gave me the gift of sarcasm. I wouldn't want to intervene.

I do have a clue what Christians do in worship, Catholic Mass. My question is is that there is only so much time in the day and the week, and you and others must be expending time and energy digging up dirt on other Christians. Do you do this during worship service, at home, on an independent contractor basis from a home office, at 2:00 AM? Just wondering?

- Love from one Christian to another (without judgment).
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:20 AM
 
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Do Protestants spend their entire worship service going through the Bible with a highlighter and figuring out what Catholics are doing wrong? LOL.
It appears some suffer from a severe "inferioritity complex".....LOL

God also gave me the gift of sarcasm...
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