Peace be with all,
I am curious Ron, you have not responded to a sigle post of mine yet. You will argue with others on emotional aspects;
[quote:2fdwitep]perhaps I did come across as a jerk[/quote:2fdwitep]
[quote:2fdwitep]However perhaps instead of refusing to “play” maybe you could learn from a true believer in Jesus Christ! [/quote:2fdwitep]
This statement concerns me about your reasons for wanting to “discuss” faith with us. So I offer to you the following concerning your prideful statement (and as a warning to others too):
1 “(But) take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
2 When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing,
4 so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.
5 “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
6 But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.
7 In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Matt. 6:1-7 (NAB)
I am intrigued by another of your statement as well:
[quote:2fdwitep]After all, there is only one way to salvation and it is NOT Catholisim as I was taught, not through merits but by grace along through Faith Alone in Christ’s finished work at Calvary.[/quote:2fdwitep]
Are you a former Catholic? If so what rite and what caused you to leave the Church? I am curious to the failings that lead to your many disagreements with the Church?
[quote:2fdwitep]Similairly, I’ve dedicateded my life to reach CAtholics.[/quote:2fdwitep]
Why is this? Usually one does this out of personal experience with what it is they decide to challenge. Or it’s done out of fear to rebut an authority that threatens a personal belief. So I’m curious as to why you choose Catholics, specifically the Roman Catholics, and not Orthodox, or Methodists, or Adventists, or even Jews?
I would think that you would reply to my statements more then just look at my blog? I seek truth and knowledge always, and all I have seen and heard from you are mis-quotes of the Bible and of persons on this board, prideful and boastful remarks to us, out of context replies from the Bible to fit your views of truth, and and a failing to show any true charity in your “dedicated” life’s work to correct our failings in belief. So tell me what is your real purpose for being here on this board; are you here to interact and be of an open mind or is it closed to what could be truth? A truthful person is open and speaks without anger always willing to teach as well as be taught.