Comments for About Catholics http://www.aboutcatholics.com Catholic Beliefs and Catholic Teachings Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:55:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Comment on The Communion of Saints by Gary Westgerdes http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-communion-of-saints/#comment-149024 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:55:22 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11684#comment-149024 The scripture used to support the idea of praying for the dead and the existence of purgatory shows the Catholic weaknesses in their faith because the scriptures clearly say that everything should be proven from two or three witnesses. The Catholic Church has twisted one verse and made it an indispensable part of their Religion. It may look like it is standing now but it is trying to shore itself up through the ecumenical movement which when it reaches it’s destiny at the end of the broad road, instead of the narrow way, will cease to exist or as the bible puts it “destruction”.

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Comment on A Simple Defense of Infant Baptism by Gary Westgerdes http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-simple-defense-of-infant-baptism/#comment-148569 Sat, 23 Jun 2018 02:28:11 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-simple-defense-of-infant-baptism/#comment-148569 That is the problem, people try to use human reason to make eternal decisions and that is very dangerous. Indeed there are households out there that do not have babies. Just like when Jesus preached to His followers in parables so that the false believers would fall away, twist His words and disbelieve.
Catholics will do anything to make something fit their narrative. And to make sure it works they call people names and sound angry. They live in constant fear that their Religion could indeed be false and they can do nothing to prove it otherwise, they can only go by what the Catholic Church keeps telling them and hope until the end that it is true. Jesus said “Come unto me and I will give you rest.” I’m resting from the burden of religious rules put on me by men and from the guilt of my sin taken away by God’s unmerited grace by faith. Read Revelation 1:4 & 5:9 There is indeed power in Christ Jesus blood.

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Comment on A Simple Defense of Infant Baptism by Gary Westgerdes http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-simple-defense-of-infant-baptism/#comment-148566 Sat, 23 Jun 2018 02:06:25 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-simple-defense-of-infant-baptism/#comment-148566 Some within Christendom have taken the Jewish example of circumcision and replaced it with baptism. Faith in Christ is necessary for salvation baptism is not, baptism is the public proclamation that the individual has given his or her life in service to Christ, something infants and babies cannot do and children cannot do until they reach the age of reason. For me it was age seven.

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Comment on Five Easy Ways to Understand the Bible by Gary Westgerdes http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/#comment-148312 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:30:35 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/#comment-148312 I have found that the Epistle of 2nd Timothy is very helpful in it’s guidance in spiritual growth and maturity.

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Comment on Hail Mary? Why Not Hail Jesus? by Gary Westgerdes http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/#comment-147912 Sat, 02 Jun 2018 06:51:33 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/#comment-147912 Jesus suffered and died for our sins, for those who believed in Him and chose to follow Him He told to carry their cross for they to would suffer and die for their faith. Do you remember that many of the apostles were killed for their faith and also many Christians lost their lives for the first 300 some years. Jesus said go to the cities and share the gospel if they do not receive you shake the dust off your feet and move on because they will be fried like sodom and gomorrah. In order for a person to be able to pray to Mary she would have to have the same attributes as God: all knowing, all powerful, etc. Give up Mary because God will have the last laugh and if you check out Psalm 2 you will see that He is already laughing.
When I first seriously read the bible I could understand the parts that pointed to me as a hell bound sinner, but when I kept searching God revealed His salvation through faith in Jesus, just as John 3:16 says. Read it, if you are truly seeking the Holy Spirit will open your heart and eyes to the truth.

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Comment on Hail Mary? Why Not Hail Jesus? by Josephine Harkay http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/#comment-147891 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 20:10:56 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/#comment-147891 This is is how I try to understand the question: The Second Person of the Blessed Trinity existed from all eternity, but when He became incarnate as Jesus, He entered time as true man at a particular moment. Jesus never said that before Abraham was “I am.” Of course in God there is no time, it is an eternal “now,” so for Him the past, the present, and the future are all “now.” He knew from all eternity that Mary will become the mother of Jesus in time, but Mary did not yet exist in time before Abraham either. We cannot understand how timelessness works and how can the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, only one Person, exist as God with a divine nature and also as a man with a human nature.

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Comment on Why Must We Go to Mass Every Sunday? by Gary Westgerdes http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/why-must-we-celebrate-mass-sunday/#comment-146915 Sat, 26 May 2018 06:02:05 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/why-must-we-celebrate-mass-sunday/#comment-146915 Matthew 6:6 “But thow when thy prayest, go into thy closet, and when thou hast entered thy closet shut the door, Pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth thee in secret shall reward thee openly.”

According to the Catholic Church the Mass is important because it is how they offer up to God the sacrifices necessary to save the world from sin, Jesus bloody sacrifice on the cross was finished but now YAWN! it must be continued in the un-bloody sacrifice of the Mass, (by which scriptures teach that your sins can not be forgiven Hebrews 9:22 “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission…”) and if you don’t believe and practice everything that we, the Catholic Church, teach you are committing a mortal sin and you will perish. Trust Your ETERNAL SOUL TO JESUS! not the Catholic Church.

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Comment on Why Must We Go to Mass Every Sunday? by Gary Westgerdes http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/why-must-we-celebrate-mass-sunday/#comment-146914 Sat, 26 May 2018 05:36:13 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/why-must-we-celebrate-mass-sunday/#comment-146914 That is very good, it is also very odd and diabolical or demonic to think that a sinful priest could enter into God’s presence and offer up sacrifices for sin. This is not how it was done in the Old Testament and if they are acting in Christ place, who had to be sinless to offer Himself up for our sins, it is totally blasphemous to say a wicked or evil human priest acting in Jesus place could offer up sacrifices for the sins of the world.
Clearly the scriptures teach that 1 Corinthians 1:18 “The preaching of the CROSS is to them that perish foolishness …”

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Comment on Do Catholics Read the Bible? by Allen Martinez http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/do-catholics-read-the-bible/#comment-146660 Thu, 24 May 2018 11:26:06 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/do-catholics-read-the-bible/#comment-146660 Exactly

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Comment on Using God’s Name by Allen Martinez http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/using-gods-name/#comment-146381 Tue, 22 May 2018 18:57:37 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/using-gods-name/#comment-146381 So I committed blasphemy to the Father when I swore my military oath and at several reenlistments. Would not the Father know my heart and saw in his name my steadfastness to protect my tribe (We the People) and land (USA) as he allowed King David to do with his people and land? I believed our Father gave me the strength to be a soldier.

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