What does it mean to be a good Catholic?

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  • #1509

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    So what does it mean to be a good Catholic in the modern world?

    How does one live their life within society today and remain a good Catholic?

    Honest answers and opinions please. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #7523

    weather
    Member

    I would say just follow the 10 commanents to the best of ones ability,and as the old saying “do unto others what you want them to do to you”.goto mass every week,goto confession frequently,and just live life for God.

    #7525

    Ron K
    Member

    Jon, you asked for

    [quote:rj72za72]Honest answers and opinions please[/quote:rj72za72]

    So with that in mind, I ask you this question –

    Isn’t the whole point of our existance to serve the one
    true living God? I mean just to be a good Catholic and to get
    along with others, and yet loose your soul seems to defeat the
    whole purpose for our even being here, doesn’t it?

    Mr. Weathers
    don’t t you realize that you are saying two different points?
    First you tell us to:

    [quote:rj72za72]I would say just follow the 10 commanents to the best of ones ability,and as the old saying “do unto others what you want them to do to you”.goto mass every week,goto confession frequently, [/quote:rj72za72]

    and then you 2ndly suggest

    [quote:rj72za72]just live life for God.[/quote:rj72za72]

    If one lives for Christ, they’d have to deny the first attempt, so which is the right way to gain salvation?

    (This iis not meant as a joke, but as truthfully as possible)

    #7526

    Victor
    Member

    [color=darkred:oxy0bb5z]Work on your spiritual life daily by building a relationship with God. I know that sounds vague but it becomes clearer as time and your responses morphs on.[/color:oxy0bb5z]

    #7527

    weather
    Member

    [quote:397ga2bw]Jon, you asked for

    [quote:397ga2bw]Honest answers and opinions please[/quote:397ga2bw]

    So with that in mind, I ask you this question –

    Isn’t the whole point of our existance to serve the one
    true living God? I mean just to be a good Catholic and to get
    along with others, and yet loose your soul seems to defeat the
    whole purpose for our even being here, doesn’t it?

    Mr. Weathers
    don’t t you realize that you are saying two different points?
    First you tell us to:

    [quote:397ga2bw]I would say just follow the 10 commanents to the best of ones ability,and as the old saying “do unto others what you want them to do to you”.goto mass every week,goto confession frequently, [/quote:397ga2bw]

    and then you 2ndly suggest

    [quote:397ga2bw]just live life for God.[/quote:397ga2bw]

    If one lives for Christ, they’d have to deny the first attempt, so which is the right way to gain salvation?

    (This iis not meant as a joke, but as truthfully as possible)[/quote:397ga2bw]

    So what your saying is don’t do “I would say just follow the 10 commanents to the best of ones ability,and as the old saying “do unto others what you want them to do to you”.goto mass every week,goto confession frequently”and just live for Christ?

    #7528

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Following the Commandments IS living for Christ.

    #7530

    Bernardine
    Member

    [color=darkblue:3oy6et4x]To follow the ten commandments.[/color:3oy6et4x]

    #7535

    Ron K
    Member

    Mr. Weathers, about your question:

    [quote:m854jvdb]So what your saying is don’t do “I would say just follow the 10 commanents to the best of ones ability,and as the old saying “do unto others what you want them to do to you”.goto mass every week,goto confession frequently”and just live for Christ?[/quote:m854jvdb]

    2 points
    1) how can one live for Christ until they belive in Him? Meaning accepting His guft of Salvation for your sins
    2) and this includes giving up the faulty “traditions” of Catholicism. [b:m854jvdb][color=red:m854jvdb]knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. [/color:m854jvdb][/b:m854jvdb]

    How I wish I could make you see the difference!

    #7540

    Benedict
    Member

    How we wish you would stop seeing a difference that does not exist!

    #7541

    Ron K
    Member

    YOU SAY IT DOESN’T EXIST –

    [quote:23qok3kt]How we wish you would stop seeing a difference that does not exist![/quote:23qok3kt]

    Yet the Bible says that we are saved by Grace, as a gift, by His Blood wwe are cleansed of sin and acquired by faith as so often the one healed by Jesus was told,”by your faith, you are healed.”

    Yet your church says it is though sacraments that Jesus gave us so graciously that one can merit their salvation, (and purgatory is a final purging)

    So why can’t you see the difference?

    #7543

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Ok, I am going to steer this topic back on track. I asked how people thought they were a good Catholic, not debate Protestant beliefs vs. Catholic beliefs.

    Any subsequent posts that are off-topic will be deleted.

    #7552

    Victor
    Member

    [quote:1t5t8zyk][color=darkblue:1t5t8zyk]To follow the ten commandments.[/color:1t5t8zyk][/quote:1t5t8zyk]
    [color=darkred:1t5t8zyk]
    Is this really all you need to do? You’d be surprised how many people will follow this and still not get it. Can you make a connection to most all sins and the Ten Commandments? [/color:1t5t8zyk]

    #7553

    Bernardine
    Member

    [color=darkblue:brum83g9]I should have elaborated a tad more. To be a good Catholic, a person must do his/her best to pattern their life on the life of Christ…on His words and on His actions. One must do their best to do the will of God for his/her life…included in that is keeping the Ten Commandments. As Scripture says, in order to have eternal life, we must keep the Commandments (Matthew 19:16-17 and 1 John 2:3-6). [/color:brum83g9]

    #7582

    Ron K
    Member

    Excuse me but I don’t know of anyone that has not failed EVERY commandment, so much for that plan…. what’s next???? (not to mention how do you deal with those already commited?)

    #7583

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:3hojqo8n]Excuse me but I don’t know of anyone that has not failed EVERY commandment, so much for that plan…. what’s next???? (not to mention how do you deal with those already commited?)[/quote:3hojqo8n]
    Reconciliation.

    #7585

    Bernardine
    Member

    Gotta love reconciliation. Gotta love it. <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

    #7586

    Ron K
    Member

    Reconciliation?

    He did everything for you to be reconciled, but you didn’t accept the only thing that does that ( His death at Calvary) because your priest have you thinking it is a sacrament (confession) so now what???

    #7595

    weather
    Member

    <img src=:” title=”Question” /> Ron,I Thought you were a GOOD Catholic for 30 years,or were just one by name alone?

    #7596

    Ron K
    Member

    It doesn’t matter what I WAS, but rather that I am new in Christ as Ephesians 2:1-3 tells us.

    [color=red:k8ct60tz] 1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others[/color:k8ct60tz]

    And John 3:3 tells us that [color=red:k8ct60tz]we must be born again[/color:k8ct60tz]

    Whjy do you ask?

    #7600

    otsmyth
    Member

    YEs

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