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  • #1573

    Bernardine
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    [color=darkblue:pr6cyhnm]Where in the Bible does it say, as long as you wear a cross, you will be saved?[/color:pr6cyhnm]

    #7775

    Andres Ortiz
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    Ummm….it doesn’t.

    #7776

    Bernardine
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    [color=darkblue:va93mm5m]I didn’t think so.[/color:va93mm5m]

    #7777

    Andres Ortiz
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    So…what would be the greater meaning of this?

    #7778

    Bernardine
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    [color=darkblue:r33dgrxk]My mom and dad are cradle catholic’s and unfortunately this is what they believe. [/color:r33dgrxk]

    #7779

    Victor
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    [quote:dhly6lj5][color=darkblue:dhly6lj5]My mom and dad are cradle catholic’s and unfortunately this is what they believe. [/color:dhly6lj5][/quote:dhly6lj5]

    [color=darkred:dhly6lj5]That is unfortunate. Have you told them otherwise?[/color:dhly6lj5]

    #7780

    LARobert
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    Unfortunatly there are common misunderstandings in all religions. The problem is that in individual communities, customs and traditions develop that are contrary to the orthodox interpretation and tradition.

    As an example, some Muslim communities are very anti-dog. The tradition derives from a story that one of Mohammed’s son in laws bodies was dug up and eaten by dogs.

    I’ve heard Japanese Buddhists claim that if someone has an affair with a monk or nun, that for seven generations you will come back as ear wax. While it is truly believed by the unschooled in Japan, it is not an authentic Buddhist Belief.

    I’ve heard Baptists from Texas, tell that when you pick up a Bible, you have to pick it up by the spine, and never wrap your hand around the pages, as it shuts out God from the Scriptures, and that is how Jesus picked up the Bible. (Funny as books did not exist in his day, and the Scriptures, Old Testament only where found on scrolls.)

    So too there are many local legends that are believed to be Catholic that are the farthest thing from being Catholic. They are hard to root out, sometimes harmless, but usually not part of the Faith.

    #7781

    weather
    Member

    The Cross is the greatest Christian holy relic, the visible evidence of our expiation. In the service of the Raising the Church sings the praise of the wood of the Lord’s Cross with many praises: “The Cross is the preserver of all the universe. The Cross is the comeliness of the Church. The Cross is the might of kings. The Cross is the steadfastness of believers. The Cross is the glory of the angels and the sting of demons.” From the first centuries of Christianity every believer wears a cross on his breast, fulfilling the words of the Savior: “Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me” (Mark 8:34). The cross is put on every newly baptized person as a shield of faith and weapon against demons.

    #7786

    Andres Ortiz
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    [quote:4fxu02fl][color=darkblue:4fxu02fl]My mom and dad are cradle catholic’s and unfortunately this is what they believe. [/color:4fxu02fl][/quote:4fxu02fl]
    Michael, are you just kind of venting?

    Are you worried that your parents are just going through the motions?

    #7796

    Bernardine
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    [color=darkblue:cpms1rdm]I have told them otherwise. I am doing my best to evangelize them by throwing a few seeds here and there. I am not sure if there is a real true conversion of heart going on with them. The thing that gets me most frustrated is they do not go to church, and when they don’t, they justify it. I guess in a way I am venting, but not for my sake. Just maybe to get a few words of advice. I am in the process of stepping up the evangelizing. Just tonight I had a good fifteen minute talk with my mom. I encouraged them to read the Gospels together. I think you hit the nail on the head Jon, I think they are just going through the motions of life, and not really understanding the significance of why we are here. I always tell them, “you have to carry your cross, not just wear it”. There are more things that I have said that I could write more about. I am currently going through my own conversion of heart for Jesus, and I feel God is calling me to help save my parents.[/color:cpms1rdm]

    #7802

    weather
    Member

    If they are cradle Catholic’s why don’t they goto Church?There is a underlying reason have you ask them about that?We have been going to mass every Sunday for 45years(but missed today,cause of a snowstorm 12″ of snow this morning),When did they stop going?I don’t know how far you live from them but have you ever thought of calling them the night before and said “About going to mass I will pick you up”Just a idea.You and your family are in my prayers.

    #7803

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    I was in the same snow storm and we still made it to Mass. <img src=” title=”Wink” />

    #7804

    weather
    Member

    Jon,your a young whipper snapper(when I was your age I also would attempt anything),when I saw 3′ drifts in driveway I wasn’t going to try and ram car into that,grandson came over about 1pm and plowed driveway.

    #7805

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:3v2za2x1]Jon,your a young whipper snapper(when I was your age I also would attempt anything),when I saw 3′ drifts in driveway I wasn’t going to try and ram car into that,grandson came over about 1pm and plowed driveway.[/quote:3v2za2x1]
    I’m just teasing. <img src=” title=”Smile” /> I don’t think the snow was as bad by us as it was in St. Paul.

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