The minor distinction between petros and petra only exists in Attic Greek, not Koine Greek. Most of my interactions with people at these levels have been very positive though, as is to be expected, not 100% positive. My heart was grieved when I realized that a number of my friends at work were Christians but did not attend church. I often wonder what these people think of when they contemplate if they do that Jesus took mud and spit and used it to heal a man's eyes. Being Catholic was not just my religion, it was a part of my identity.
He has only one body. The virtue of the Restoration Movement, is that the individual congregations are willing to break with others, and loudly proclaim why they are doing so. And while there may indeed be truly non-denominational churches, the label is in practice self-applied by fundamental evangelical Christians in line with their historical distrust of everything Catholic. Why don't you focus on that instead of all that other -- dirty -- stuff? Roman Catholics believe they belong to the One True Church so this is why they behave this way. In fact, the mother church is very controlling of the member-churches, Satellite campuses as they call them. I would like to know more about it, but I feel like there is a pressure one should not have by basically saying do or die.
And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. So Jesus is talking about how His Kingdom or Church is structured. I ask the Holy Spirit every day to give me the strength I need to let go of the hurt and anger that I have been carrying in my heart. Hey, so The Bible was the guide line for our lives. First, the words petros and petra had the same meaning rock in the Greek which was used at the time of Christ.
Some also see denominational churches as being old with entrenched leadership. I got so frustrated I did a debate with one of them at the study on sola scriptura and this caused a riff in the study although it did win my friend back to the Catholic Church and he stopped going to a baptist Church abnd became a strong Catholic afterwards the people there some of them looked at me like I was the anti-Christ. Ignatius Press, 1998 You Can Understand the Bible by Peter Kreeft Ignatius, 2005 How to Read the Bible Every Day by Carmen Rojas Servant Books, 1988 Books that answer common Protestant questions: Where Is That in the Bible? Other examples are Acts 2:38 and Acts 22:16. I left the Catholic Church twice, the last time for good. If you are a Presbyterian, John Knox an ex-Catholic founded your sect in Scotland in the year 1560. .
Yet, some Christian non-Catholics have a Catholic father or mother due to lack of honesty. I believe I have a stronge relationship with Christ. For Sunday School, we open with worship service then we have an ongoing study of a book from the bible for example; lets say we started to learn from the Gospel according to Matthew in January. The priest who gave the Homily was inspiring. You're right that Protestants generally won't place those restrictions, though Catholics are generally prohibited by their own Church from taking Communion in other Protestant Churches.
Anyway, I truly mean no disrespect to my fellow Christians who remain Catholic. Your girlfriend has a faith that is unlike any protestant denomination. Hence, Jesus not only commissioned Peter to feed His Church, but to rule it. People listen, I am a man that sees to truth with the church, today. The has defined criteria on interfaith marriage recognition and the also has rules which are similar in most respects. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. D: Some time had passed since then and I had gotten super sick and nearly died. I wanted to be baptized as an adult due to my choosing, but the Episocpal church saw my baptism as a baby as sufficient and no reason to baptize me as an adult. Like you it would make me quite uncomfortable. D Fundamental Differences Between Catholics' and Other Christians' Worldviews One's basic religious assumptions act as a lens onto the world; like the proverbial rose-colored glasses, they color everything one sees, and the Protestant and Catholic lenses are no different. From what I can tell from these respondents, they are current and former members of mainline churches.
I believe, no matter what denomination you may choose to be from, you choose it because you feel it is the best way to grow your relationship with Jesus Christ. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve… And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Martin Luther likened this to the idea of a red-hot iron in a fire—united, but not changed. Even the apostles, with all the gifts God gave them, were not without error. Individuals of that specific congregation do not consider themselves to be part of a denomination.
So, it's little things to big things. You are either in, or you are out. As an adult I had been crossing my arms and receiving blessings from the Eucharistic ministers. Likewise, when there was a great need, the churches worked interdependently to meet that need—for example, the collection for the famine in Jerusalem Acts 11:29; 2 Corinthians 8:4. My husband and I were both born and bred in our denomination. Non-denominational churches also have a structural organization — they need one, they are organized bodies after all. I will cling to the risen living conquering freeing empowering Christ of the Bible.
Thanks Tom for all of your hard work. I was very involved with parish activities in my last parish from 1990-2010. I think most people run to non-denominational churches because normally the commitment level is a lot lower than a denominational church. I went so far as to think we were the best. Churches are free to preach what they will, but there is a structure of doctrine that is in place for people to already have a reference point when they join the church. I believe, no matter what denomination you may choose to be from, you choose it because you feel it is the best way to grow your relationship with Jesus Christ.