To FriendofTruth, my neighbor who professes his belief in God does not believe we need church.
I do not support or condemn his choice, because it is his choice and mine is not to judge others. Thank you for your well thought out answer
Absolutely MickS, true power comes from above not through man.
DrDeanCrosby, your scripture reference is superb. I am most inclined to believe we are saved by receiving the Holy Spirit. A lot of prayer and a heart of true repentance is surely a precursor. Thank you for your response.
To arb, I think you may have a valid point here. We are to love all members of the body, we can't possibly accomplish all things as loners.
To fatfist, the message you are sending out through your response is a message of exclusion and not inclusion. Your Koran, in the book of Mary, claims that Jesus is born from an immaculate birth and being as such, whom would we suppose the Father might be? I'm not going to question who is right, or wrong, this goes much deeper. Judaism, Islam and Christianity all have their roots in God/Allah as listed in the Pentateuch. Would the wiser decision not be to love each other as creatures made by the God mentioned in those five books?
wa alaikum assalam fatfist.