What do you believe and why? Who is the pope to you? Why do you pray to Mary? What do you beleive of Heaven/Hell? How do you pray? I mean any info, I'm curiouse. Also why the prayer neckleace?
What do you believe and why?
I believe in the dogmas of the Catholic Church. I was raised Catholic, but strayed as a young adult and looked at many other relgions. I have a strong believe in Jesus Christ and when I read the Bible and looked at early church history it was quite clear to me that Jesus established a visible church to guide people. And everything indicates that church is the Catholic Church. I think the idea of "scriture alone" is biblically, historically, practically, and theologically incorrect. I do believe that we're saved by grace alone (just not faith alone). I think a relationship with Jesus includes a relationship with all those he loves - including the saints here on earth as well as in heaven. And I believe what is outlined in the Nicean creed.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:24 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by mumma28 at 1:24 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by rhanford at 2:45 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
The rosary is a meditation on the mysteries on the life of Christ. Each day we meditate on five different mysteries. this shows them all. http://www.medjugorje.org/rosary.htm. We ask Mary to pray for us, But we go directlyto God first, because only he can answer our prayers. He can't change anything that Christ taught us. He keeps these teachings. This the only time he is infallible. Because of this our teachings have not changed in over 2000 years. Yes we believe in heaven heaven and hell, But we also believe in Gods infinite mercy and pray that all will be in heaven in the end. That all will know the love of God. Even those through no fault of their own because of false teachings will be there.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 7:59 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
gotquestions.org is a catholic site?
Not even close - it's closer to an anti-Catholic website that misrepresent Catholic teachings. They even claim Catholics are not Christians. A couple of websites that are helpful are "Catholic Bridge" which is an introduction to the Catholic faith for Evangelicals and the Catholic Answers websites. "Catholicism for Dummies" also provides a pretty easy to understand overview of the Catholic faith.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:20 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
Who is the pope to you?
The pope is the successor of Peter. Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom and the ability to bind and loosen. Peter is the rock upon which Jesus built His church. So Peter was the first 'pope' (aka leader of the Church Jesus established). I understand and respect the office of the papacy that Jesus gave and that is protected by the Holy Spirit. I understand individual popes are human beings who are just as sinful as everyone else and just being pope doesn't make one more holy than anyone else. See this article about pope for more information.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:28 AM on Jul. 3, 2009