my best friend likes me and I've known him for 5 yrs. one time we were having a conversation and he asks if there's a possiblity of us ever happening and i said yes but with uncertainty.or i would say yes and no. and he knew how indecisive i was but not the reasons why so i told him. i told him that I'm christian and i was looking for a guy of my similar faith because its a big part of who I am and i know that if I am in a serious relationship with someone with a different religious background than it would cause problems in the relationship. he says that hes catholic but that hes willing to support me and my religion. thing is i feel that hes just doing it because he likes me and wants me happy but if you are going to follow a religion just for me then isn't that wrong? shouldn't you follow a religion for yourself and because you want to? its great that hes supportive but i want to be in a long term relationship and i know that eventually its going to bother me and there's going to be conflicts. what can you guys suggest?
califdadof3- ive seen this article. could be true but i just read his articles and he speaks the truth. he talks about alot of topics.
You were the one quoting scripture to back your claims that the Catholic Church is evil.
Mark 7:6-13 (KJV)
6 He answered and said unto them , Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written , This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do . 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said , Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 11 But ye say , If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. 12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; 13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered : and many such like things do ye.
Yet you prefer to ignore the truth when faced with it and follow someone who clearly cant follow your version of biblical teaching.
The man is a hypocrite and until / unless he is repentant then he has no business trying to teach right and wrong to others. His view is warped at best.
alifdadof3-well no. I have read that article before a very long time ago. I don't know David J. Stewart personally. A cult is a religious group that doesn't line up with biblical truth, a group that will teach something that will cause a person to not get saved...such as saying "baptism is necessary for salvation" or that "jesus was not God in the flesh." I have read a great deal of his website and as far as basic bible truth goes he is exactly right about all of it. He teaches salvation is by grace through faith, that Jesus is the son of God(God in the flesh). He exalts Jesus Christ all over his website. He goes by what the bible says so his site isn't a cult. He also exposes tons and tons of bad music and other false doctrines. As far as what he is teaching, it is exactly right, other than a few minor things that I don't agree with. He really seems like he loves the Lord. I have no idea if that article is true or not. That could be someone trying to ruin his name. If it were true, thats between him and God. I know a preacher that was really right with God and preached the truth in all of his sermons, he slipped into sin and commited adultery...he got right with God and started preaching again. A lot of people said he shouldn't be a preacher anymore because of it. We all sin and slip up, I fail God everyday of my life. I'm so greatful Jesus shed his blood for me because im a dirty sinner and there is no way I could ever earn my salvation. Even saved people still have a sin nature, we still slip up and sin even though we are saved. The same people that said that preacher shouldn't preach anymore are sinners too and also fail God. I believe like this...if someone is living in sin...for example...having sex outside of marriage and continue to do so..then they shouldn't be preaching, singing in the choir, or anything else until they get that sin out of their life and ask for forgiveness. But if someone commited a sin in the past and has asked forgiveness for it and is trying their best to live right then they should be able to preach, sing in the choir, etc. God called Noah a preacher of righteousness, Noah also failed God when he got drunk. Failure isn't final with the Father. ALL of our sins are covered by Jesus blood. I hope that article isn't true. I have no way of knowing. All I know for sure is that his website goes by what the bible says. Also when your on his website, don't take his word for it, look it up in your bible and see if what he is saying is true.
baptism is not necessary for salvation
Jesus was God in the flesh
salvation is by grace through faith
goes by what the Bible says
one cannot earn salvation
saved people still have a sin nature
ALL of our sins are covered by Jesus' blood
I love that last post by wondergirl at 8:09... lol.. And now i think i'll fuel the fire a bit... First understand that I am a believer and accept what the bible teaches... a while back you all were ralking about man made traditions and religion...
I hate to break the news to you, but the bible is man made too... i forget the year place and people, but a group of men decided what books would go into the bible and which wouldnt... they also decided in what light to show jesus... as in, they decided to make sure people believe that he is the son of God and that he lived essentially a sin free life...
The bible as we know it is technically incomplete...
The king james bible is simply a translation that james liked the best when he was growing up... That is, an interpretation of the hebrew and other languages into english...
If i recall correctly, jesus asked peter to carry on with jesus' church... what church might that be???
Like i said, i know im just tossing gas onto the fire here, but seriously... does your friend believe that jesus is the son of God? Has he accepted him into his life?
As to your want of only getting into a serious relatonship... how can you possibly expect a guy to say that he will be with you forever and ever if he hasn' t had the chance to date you and get to know you on a deeper level? The way things usually happen is; dating, living together, marrying eachother, finish the story with a couple different ways... Though, studies have shown that people who live together before marriage tend to not stay married than those who get married when living in seperate houses...
Have fun screaming at me now... And please, correct me if im wrong in places....
Oh, just as a reference, i read from a "new king james version" bible...
Wondergirl-they still follow traditions which are unblibical.
solidzane-the words in the bible is gods inspired word. how is that man made? about my friend he says he believes in god but he never told me he was a born again. also he says gods name in vain alot and i barely see his interest in living a christian life. but its his choice im not gonna stop being his friend cause of that. and i know him at some deep level just not that relationship deep level. his religion is not the only thing thats a problem just a big portion of it. but its true people who live together before marriage tend to not stay married then those who living in seperate houses also be careful about the type of bible you read.
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