My friend posted a comment regarding a video I'd posted on FB. The video was from RealCatholicTV.com
K's response to the video was quoting "Romans 10:9-13" and she added, "the scripture written above,was passed down to the disciples and was spoken/written long before there was any church other than "The Way" the church body that is referenced in scripture. Yes, some of us were born into Protestant homes, we were raised to know God and came to know Jesus at a young age. And by our faith we are now part of God's flock. It isn't my religion that makes me a child of God; it is my faith in Jesus Christ my savior."
My first reply was rather long. I did start off by saying, "Amen! I couldn't agree more" and then proceeded on with the truth of a "physical" Church, i.e. Mt. 16:18 and when going deep into history, one has to cease to be Protestant, etc. Also about the 33,000+ denominations that now exist. But that it was the Eucharist that the early martyrs died for, not a written word. That it was the Mass, no two ways about it! I suggested reading the early fathers of the Church also.
This was my 2nd reply:
I was Methodist. At 19 I left the Methodist church to just "be Christian" then married a Catholic. Kristi left the Methodist church while in KC. You left the Methodist church & became a Baptist- of some kind- right? That says a lot about the sad state of Protestantism. It leaves it "up to us." Finding a church that "fits my interpretation of scripture" & preference of "worship style" can't be what Jesus prayed for in John 17. There's NO unity. Everyone splintering, going this way & that, thinking they're all "ok" yet many are only scattering further & further from the Fullness of Truth. Many left the CC in those days,too, lured by emotionally-charged, more 'flamboyant' fellowships. It "felt" great, but in effect it was 'fast food.' A (have it your way) "BK" religion. One can't be filled/nourished fully on a 'fast food' diet. One Shepherd/One Church/One Body/One Faith/One baptism- His Way, for the safety of the flock.We're to worship in spirit & in Truth. Truth then matters.
3 years ago