That's irrelevant, AS. Many Protestants on this forum basically treat any denomination like a club and disavow association from them (so that they don't have to answer for their problems
why do you say this? explain.
I say this because many people on here don't have to guts to say: "I'm a Calvinist" or "I'm a Baptist" or "I'm a Lutheran",
Why should anyone claim to be a Calvinist if they aren't? or a Lutheran if they aren't? because you think they should?
Why do you think
every believer must belong to a denom? what denom did the apostles belong to?
as if there's this blanket term "Christian" that is unaffected by denominational membership.
There are Christians in many different denoms. most likely some non Christians also. There are also Christians who aren't 1 particular denom. I can worship with believers
of many different denoms or non denoms.
If someone said, "I'm a Lutheran" and then went on to criticise elements in the Catholic Church, the Catholic respondent could then turn the tables and show how the Lutheran Church is equally guilty of them.
catholics do that on here to those who are denoms and non denoms.
Your position is totally parasitic on the Catholic Church. The Church formed the canon, preserved the scriptures, developed the creeds, etc. that is the backbone of Christianity (as a religion).
no it didn't. those are lies taught to you by the RCC.
Christianity isn't a religion. those are man made. Christianity is a relationship with Christ.
Since the Reformation, there's been nothing but dissolution in the faith as every thread of the Christian garment has been slowly pulled more and more apart.
dissolution of what faith? faith in the RCC?
catholics don't know or believe in 'threads of the Christian garment
'.... what they know is threads of catholicism
, taught to them by the RCC.
made up by the men of those churches. It is not biblical.
Nope. Coming from Christ.
wrong. the specifically catholic teachings are not found in scripture. that's why catholics always say things like 'the RCC teaches', 'the Church says', 'we can assume...', 'it's possible...', 'from this we see...' etc (there's a long list...
those who are born again have a biblical pedigree,
based at the foot of His cross when we became part of His family. It is
all about Him, not the local 'church' group or its earthly leader. He is
the head of His church, man is not.
No they don't, they just have an inner sensation.
yes, they do.
they have much more than an 'inner sensation'. What do you consider to be an 'inner sensation '? I have an inner sensation by mid - late afternoon if I haven't eaten yet. I also have an inner sensation in the middle of the night when my bladder alarm goes off. Neither of those signal the Holy Spirit in my life.
The fact that you can't see that it's about Christ and the local church shows this.
I know it is
all about Christ. I've posted that many times in replies to catholic posts here. For believers, Christ is
the center of their lives. It isn't about a local church group. That can change and I have done that many times as I've moved around the country or even a great distance in the same city or state. There are church groups of believers all over the US.
catholics are the ones who can't see that it is all about Him
. to them it's all about the RCC / pope / Mary (and many others) rather than Christ. that's why catholics believe in and obey the RCC / pope instead of Christ and His word. That's also why we continually read on here things like 'the Church says...' or the 'RCC teaches...'
posted by catholics.
The local church consists of our brothers and sisters in Christ, therefore they are Christ to us and we are Christ to them. To disdain them for whatever one personally interprets from scripture is a grave problem.
I'm a sister in Christ to those who are
born again, not to those who aren't born again.
right, and believers don't each have their own personal interpretation of scripture. catholics here have posted that before. Is that another false teaching by the RCC about those who aren't catholic? catholics do believe the personal interpretation of the men leading their church.
Those who believe the words of men instead of those of God have a grave problem.