Roman Catholics are more open minded than christians
My father just died recently. He was a good person but some christian people believe that he is now in hell because he never embraced protestant teaching on faith. He was a good man and to me that is good enough. I am finding that christians are very narrow minded and judgemental in regards to my father's ultimate destiny and cannot understand why condemn a good man so quickly. I have found that Roman Catholics don't judge him like those christians do and I am beginning to feel that Catholics are more open minded than christians. What do you think about this?
I am a CHRISTIAN/roman catholic. I do not though believe as most Catholics believe. I am not aware of which Protestant religion you might be referring to either. All I can say is that your father was a good man, loved his fellow man, looked at Jesus as the son of God and as his redeemer, then Hell cannot claim your father.
I like most Roman Catholics more than christians because I have been in trouble in my life and christians have turned the other way and condemned me like they did to your father. When I read the bible I see a great similarity between good Samaritans and good catholics. I see another similarity between modern day christians and ancient Pharisees.
If those Christians who said your father was in hell actually read the bible they would know that your father isn't in hell, now according to the bible he isn't in heaven either because when we die we sleep until the day of resurrection awaiting the gift that was promised which is eternal life
They should first judge themselves before judging your father. How could they say where your father will go? No one had been to the afterlife. God does not look at one's religion but to the heart. I don't know about which religion has more open-minded followers. What I dislike are those people who force their beliefs on other people regardless of their religion. It's our freedom what to believe. Whether we go to heaven or not, that's none of their business.
christianity is the same for all . it's just a belief that differs slightly from religion to religion. they are all judgemental and they all have their good sides. it's not the religion that makes a person, it's the person.
All Roman Catholics are Christians. Not all Christians are Roman Catholics. Your premise is like a foundation made of mud. You cannot build a house on mud, nor make a statement based on a false premise.
Here's what you said,
"I have found that Roman Catholics don't judge him like those christians do and I am beginning to feel that Catholics are more open minded than christians."
I would argue that not all Roman Catholics are Christians!
Catholic's are a joke. The pope is an antichrist.
and I will say NO PRACTISING CATHOLICS CAN be of CHRIST
7 months have passed since you wrote this question so I hope that time has taken the sting out of the loss of your father. I know that this is a hard thing - to lose a loved one.
I cannot say why some Christians felt the need to tell you your father was in hell at the time of your loss. Some people lack judgment and compassion and though some of these people may have meant well, it doesn't sound like they gave you a very compassionate message.
The truth is that the Bible says that none of us are "good enough." "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10), that all of us are sinners - "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) and that the wages of sin is death: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23). We cannot earn our salvation, but can only obtain it through repentance of our sins (turning away) and accepting Jesus as our Savior and Lord of our life. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23) We cannot earn our salvation - Our salvation is "Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:9)
Jesus said, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16
whoisbid...the fact is that being good does not save a person. we dont rack up points while on earth. the only thing that saves us is accepting CHRIST as the Son of the Living GOD and our Saviour. i am sorry your father died. i know what a horrible loss that is for you. I cannot say your father went to hell. I know that GOD accepts death bed salvations. only GOD can say what a person utters in their heart. only GOD knows that persons dying thoughts. no human has a right to say another will or has gone to hell. we CAN say if a person dies without accepting CHRIST, they will go to hell. this is a fact. the RC may be more open minded, but what good is open minded if they teach un truths or false hoods. if you believe them because they speak words of comfort instead of the truth and you go to hell for it because you choose not to accept CHRIST...your blood will be on their heads. CHRIST is the only path to salvation.
I completely agree with you. I was raised Catholic.And since I'm South American, I have lots of family and friends that were raised Catholic. We tend to be more open minded than Christians. We believe in many things other than only Jesus. We believe in the paranormal, life after death, near death experiences, ghosts, the possibility of aliens out there (since our universe is so big), mediums, psychics, astrology and science. We pray to Mary, the mother of Jesus, Angels, Spirit Guides and Spirit Family members. Its a little more metaphysical. Sure as Christian Catholics we are not suppose to follow those avenues, but Catholics tend to be more tolerant because we believe in the paranormal. We've learned that you have to forgive yourself and others. Christians think just praying to an Angel or mother Mary is a sin. I have been pulled by Christians so many times to convert and I don't believe in what they preach. It's harmful and cruel how they make you feel as a human being. At least homosexuality seems to me that it is a little more acceptable to Catholics. I know because we have homosexual family and friends. And they're Catholic families don't seem to disown them as much as Christian families do. That of course is just my opinion.
of course they are it is a humanistic religion of man and is not a Christian religion as are all denominations and other divisions.
God is quite narrow minded, and we as Christians are to follow Him not our desires or the word of any man
It is very simple. The Church does not declare who is in Hell. Morally speaking, we don't know the condition of the person at the time of death. The Church won't make a quick judgment of who is in hell or heaven. Just look at the canonization process. It takes years.
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