I am Catholic, but I have a lot of problems with all religions that make it so you can't win.  Everything you do is a sin and there is no way to go to Heaven.  There has to be a better way to believe.............

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6 Responses Mar 6, 2010

If I could ask, have you ever read the Bible in its entirety? :)

Sin consciousness is of the adversary. God says that as a son of God, you are righteous!<br />
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Romans 5<br />
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:<br />
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.<br />
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God has justified us by the works of Jesus Christ!<br />
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8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.<br />
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.<br />
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Romans 8<br />
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.<br />
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Condemnation is from the accuser, the adversary. Claim your position as a son of God!<br />
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16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:<br />
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.<br />
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.<br />
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We are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. <br />
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I Corinthians 1<br />
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:<br />
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.<br />
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Look at what God has given us! Rejoice my friend. <br />
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I Thessalonians 4<br />
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.<br />
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.<br />
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent(go before) them which are asleep.<br />
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:<br />
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.<br />
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.<br />
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What a great motivator to keep us living for God on a daily basis. <br />
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As for sin, look at this: <br />
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I John 1<br />
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.<br />
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God forgives all our sins through the completed works of Jesus Christ.<br />
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This verse doesn't mention any priests, rabbis, etc. The only priest we need is Jesus Christ himself, the best one in the world.<br />
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Hebrews 4<br />
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.<br />
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.<br />
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.<br />
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Just picture the big, red circle with the diagonal slash through it and a confessional booth in the middle. :)<br />
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Ephesians 3<br />
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;<br />
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,<br />
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;<br />
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.<br />
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,<br />
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.<br />
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Get into the word and stay away from corrupt, man-made religion. <br />
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There is Christ is the answer.

Thank you for all the Love and Light you give,,,,Thanks for shining out to others who needed to be touched my your giving heart,,,,don't worry about those who are only trying to steal your Love and Light,,,its ok you have plenty,,,so you just keep doing what you are doing,,,,I love and admire all that you do for real,,,Love and Light Mary

I grew up Catholic, went to C. Elem. school. I NEVER knew or felt the love of Christ there or His forgiveness. I NEVER heard about missionaries in other countries helping. I saw only people who would act like they didn't know you when you were on the street. Or the "worshipping" of a man in his priest garb. I could NEVER understand why I had to tell a man my sins when I thought God was everywhere and could hear me and HE was the one who was going to forgive me anyway.<br />
I am not promoting "protestant" religion, I am promoting a relationship with Christ. I NEVER want to be classified as "religious" I want to be classified as a "Jesus follower!" He said, the only way to the Father is through me. I am headed to the Father, AMEN!

You can look at it negatively... Thou Shalt not.......<br />
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Or you can look at it positively... <br />
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You shall be honest, you shall show and give respect...<br />
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You will love'll be fair... You'll do what's right... <br />
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You'll help others.. You'll give to those in need.. You'll treat others as you would like to be treated...<br />
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Best Wishes! Mel