Tuesday, September 3, 2013

God's Message to the Catholic Church....and everyone else.

I have heard people say that all Catholics are going to Hell.  People have said that I am a person who believes that all Catholics are going to Hell.  Being baptized Catholic, I want to say that I disagree with this.

I have a heart for the Catholic people & believe that God loves them very much.  I know many Catholic people who are born again/saved/children of God, & are more engaged in the Cause of Christ than many Protestant people.

That being said, there will be Catholics, Baptists, E-Freers, and just about every other group in Hell.  There will also be many from many different backgrounds in Heaven. The then is, how can you know which one you will be?

God has opened wide the gates to life, that all who come to the gate (Jesus) may enter.  Here are some verses from the Bible that the Catholic Church follows.  It teaches us how a Catholic, or Baptist, Muslim, Hindu, or anyone else can be saved.  It teaches us the ways of Jesus.

Here are several verses from the Holy Bible:
1. Jesus taught this in Galilee, "The Kingdom of God is here!  Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!" (St. Mark 1:15)
2. Jesus taught this in Jerusalem, "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.  There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him.  But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God's one and only Son."  (St. John 3:16-18)
3. St. Paul & St. Silas taught a Roman jailer that you should "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your whole household." (Acts 16:31)
4. Jesus taught St. Thomas & the apostles, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man can come to the Father except through me." (St. John 14:6)

So how can we Catholics or anyone else be saved?  Put our hope for salvation in the Lord Jesus, and then walk in His ways.  There is assurance of salvation in this.  And know that he who perseveres to the end WILL BE SAVED.  So be of good cheer and know that if you have Jesus, you have life.

Jesus is the gate.  The big question is: Do you have Him?

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