Should I become a Catholic?

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umzza

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Catholic churches seem much more stable and unified.
 
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Unified in respect to what? Sola scriptura or the law of the fathers?
 

Webers.Home

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Be aware that upon joining the Roman Church, you will placed under the jurisdiction of Rome, and be expected to fully comply with everything in the Catechism and in the Code Of Canon Law, plus all of Rome's traditions, and every Bull, every Holy Day of Obligation, every Encyclical plus all of the Sermon On The Mount and everything taught in the epistles of Paul, Peter, James, Jude, and John; along with every ruling of Rome's Church Councils including Nicaea 1 & 2, Constantinople 1 & 2 & 3, Ephesus, Chalcedon, Lateran 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5, Lyons 1 & 2, Vienne, Constance, Florence, Trent, and Vaticans 1 & 2.

In addition, you will be permitted to read the Bible on your own, but will not be allowed to interpret it on your own.

There's also the matter of unforgiven mortal sins. Should you pass away with even one of those kinds of sins on your record; just one, you will go straight to hell with no chance to repent and no stopover in a Purgatory. Even if you've been a faithful and true Catholic for fifty years you will still go to hell for just one unforgiven mortal sin. Your past's sterling performance will not be taken into account.
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CharliRenee

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You ask a lot of questions. Can I ask you a couple?

1. Do you read the word
2. Do you believe He lived and died for you.
3. Do you actively seek Him
4. If you do believe, what exactly is it you believe?

Listen, these questions are not intended to be intrusive but I want to understand where you stand now. You ask questions that leave me wanting to ask you where you stand. I think a good foundation is a great place to start. The only way to the Father is through Jesus. He and no one else is our intercessor.
 

umzza

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You ask a lot of questions. Can I ask you a couple?

1. Do you read the word
2. Do you believe He lived and died for you.
3. Do you actively seek Him
4. If you do believe, what exactly is it you believe?

Listen, these questions are not intended to be intrusive but I want to understand where you stand now. You ask questions that leave me wanting to ask you where you stand. I think a good foundation is a great place to start. The only way to the Father is through Jesus. He and no one else is our intercessor.
I’m not sure if I completely believe the Bible. I think I believe he lived and died. I pray. My thumb is dry and cracked right now so I will probably respond more tomorrow.
 
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Catholic churches seem much more stable and unified.
From the frying pan into the fire.....trust Jesus by faith and then start studying the bible with much prayer.....the Catholic church has led 100's of millions of people to the pit over the last 1650 years....if not billions......they do not teach the truth.....

NOT SAYING ALL CATHOLICS ARE LOST....just that over all they do not hold and or teach a correct message of salvation!!
 

crossnote

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I’m not sure if I completely believe the Bible. I think I believe he lived and died. I pray. My thumb is dry and cracked right now so I will probably respond more tomorrow.
Do you believe also that He lived a perfect life in your stead and died for your sins?...as well as rose from the dead? (1Cor 15:1-4)
 
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Catholic churches seem much more stable and unified.
Yes, you should become a Catholic, or at least attend their Church, and then spread the truth anytime you can of what the truth of the scriptures state, until they boot you out of their Church, but it was well worth it.

Like Paul that went in to the Jewish synagogues, and preached the truth of Jesus.

I think it would be neat if all the Protestants started going to Catholic Churches, every Protestant, and preach, and preach the truth, and the chaos we could put upon them as we go to their mass, and go to their Bible studies, and proclaim the truth until they are at their wits end, and the assembly in an uproar not knowing what to believe, and doubting the Catholic faith.

But then again it might not be such a good idea, for the Protestants might make them mad, and the Pope and Vatican call for persecution of those who oppose them to be enforced again, and here we go again.
 
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Yes, you should become a Catholic, or at least attend their Church, and then spread the truth anytime you can of what the truth of the scriptures state, until they boot you out of their Church, but it was well worth it.

Like Paul that went in to the Jewish synagogues, and preached the truth of Jesus.

I think it would be neat if all the Protestants started going to Catholic Churches, every Protestant, and preach, and preach the truth, and the chaos we could put upon them as we go to their mass, and go to their Bible studies, and proclaim the truth until they are at their wits end, and the assembly in an uproar not knowing what to believe, and doubting the Catholic faith.

But then again it might not be such a good idea, for the Protestants might make them mad, and the Pope and Vatican call for persecution of those who oppose them to be enforced again, and here we go again.
Some of the most ignorant advice I have seen in my life right here in the post above.....

Come out from them and be separate sayeth the LORD...NOT JOIN RANKS AND HOPE TO INDOCTRINATE A FEW.....geesh..
 

JaumeJ

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Catholic churches seem much more stable and unified.
Here is a classic moment to ask, "What would Jesus do?" dDYou may ask the same of the Twelve…….. I know the remaining eleven after Peter did not follow Peter...…..so where do we get this RCC notion from? Oh, right! Man.

You may say the same about any other denomination under the Antiochan umbrellaa called Christianity.
 

tanakh

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If you want a more stable church to attend you could always attend one of the main line Churches such as the Epicalopian or the Anglican Church they have a more formal way of worship and have some similarity to the Catholics without the Pope and
and the rest. It depends on how you like to worship. Not everone opts to be happy clappy
 

JaumeJ

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The RCC is wrong, but bashing our brethren within the RCC is not in our manner of love.

Select any named denomination, and I am afraid you will find plenty to bash, but do not bash those who are there who love Jesus christ.

Why do I feel this is so? I came to this realization after reading of the Great Harlot who is the mother of harlots.

I came to this understanding when I learned God will call His children out of Her. It stands to reason He is calling His children out of her daughters also.

Keep the brethren out of harsh criticisms, for this is not the Way in our Savior.
 

Jackson123

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Catholic churches seem much more stable and unified.
No, catholic do not believe in real bible. Catholic is pagan religion that believe salvation by faith + work. Bible teach salvation by faith and work is the fruit of salvation, not the couse
 

Embankment

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I would not join a Catholic Church. However, the Catholics do have much spiritual wisdom to offer and can be much closer to the living God than Protestants.
As with all groups it a mixture of good and bad. Some people have the ability to filter out and use what is good.
 

Demi777

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If U wanna fall into idolatry and witchcraft and end up in hell go. If U want a unified church u can seek in many denominations and u can find it if u keep searching and dont get lazy. I had to search and search and search through Churches for over 2-3 years to find one. Where there are people there will always come up some conflict.
Spiritual wisdom? Yea necromancy and witchcraft they have to offer. And running to priests and praying to the pope instead of God.
In the end Its your decision but I strongly discourage anyone getting into the catholic church
 

Blik

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Notice: there is a difference!
The major difference is deciding if any human man can have the authority God has to make holy laws or if God is supreme.

It is wise to find the reports of the yearly councils of the church. We are living in such a wonderful age they are available to us. Check the decisions made with scripture. You will see what influenced them through the ages, and find it wasn't following God that led to those decisions.