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ReligiousHarmony

Morrison, TN

#1 Jun 27, 2010
My nephew moved to Cookeville from New Jersey in December and got engaged to a sweet girl from Sparta in March. He was raised Catholic and she is Church of Christ. He has decided to leave the Catholic faith and join her in worship, which is fine...his life, his decision. However, she is convinced that all Catholics are going to hell. In fact, she apparently believes that only Church of Christ can achieve salvation and all other faiths are hellbound. Do they really believe this? She is such a kind and generous girl and she treats him wonderfully, yet it is hard for me to believe she has such a prejudice against other faiths. I have researched Church of Christ doctrine online and I have not been able to find this claim that only the Church of Christ are going to heaven. Our family has always had religious harmony, but this issue has created a quiet strain on my nephew's parents in particular.
vann

Cookeville, TN

#2 Jun 27, 2010
ReligiousHarmony wrote:
My nephew moved to Cookeville from New Jersey in December and got engaged to a sweet girl from Sparta in March. He was raised Catholic and she is Church of Christ. He has decided to leave the Catholic faith and join her in worship, which is fine...his life, his decision. However, she is convinced that all Catholics are going to hell. In fact, she apparently believes that only Church of Christ can achieve salvation and all other faiths are hellbound. Do they really believe this? She is such a kind and generous girl and she treats him wonderfully, yet it is hard for me to believe she has such a prejudice against other faiths. I have researched Church of Christ doctrine online and I have not been able to find this claim that only the Church of Christ are going to heaven. Our family has always had religious harmony, but this issue has created a quiet strain on my nephew's parents in particular.
And????????
kathy

Cookeville, TN

#3 Jun 27, 2010
vann.. that was cold!!
REO

Lexington, TN

#4 Jun 27, 2010
Well, the Catholic religion is a cult and she needs to steer clear of that and the people in it. As far as your use of the word "prejudiced", what does it mean? It means to pre-judge, to judge before....before you know the facts...if you know the beliefs of a group or religion, and you're against it, regardless of whether you're right or wrong, you're not prejudiced! This is such a buzz word in today's language! As far as the right religion, the Lord will save whom He will save ( Romans 9:15),there will be exceptions ( the thief on the cross), but it would be good to know that you're on the right path, because you don't want to take a chance with stuff like eternity! Scripture plainly states, there is only one faith,

Ephesians 4:5-" One Lord, one faith, one baptism."

Matthew 7:22-23- 22.)" Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23.) And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity."

These people honestly thought they were doing what Christ wanted, but Christ was obviously not
pleased. SINCERITY IS NOT ENOUGH!
they do

Sparta, TN

#5 Jun 27, 2010
I have met a few and one came right out and told me that, that they was the only church...the Bible does speak of the church of Christ, but also the church of God...BUT it is not talking about a denomination, we are the church of CHRIST AND GOD, because we are the church, not the building where we have the meeting. God did not name denomination, it is just a name over the door, that man named...God looks to see if the blood has been applied to your heart, not what name is over your door. IF you have not asked Jesus into your heart... no name will save you
REO

Lexington, TN

#6 Jun 27, 2010
they do wrote:
I have met a few and one came right out and told me that, that they was the only church...the Bible does speak of the church of Christ, but also the church of God...BUT it is not talking about a denomination, we are the church of CHRIST AND GOD, because we are the church, not the building where we have the meeting. God did not name denomination, it is just a name over the door, that man named...God looks to see if the blood has been applied to your heart, not what name is over your door. IF you have not asked Jesus into your heart... no name will save you
If you havent followed God's plan of salvation, no name will save you!
Middle TN

Cameron, SC

#7 Jun 28, 2010
Not all think this way. Most here in Middle Tn. think they are the only ones going. The best thing to do if we are not sure of our salvation is to get real about it.

ASK HIM FOR IT--LEARN OF HIM-- DO FOR HIM
SAVED -- SANCTIFLCATION-- SERVICE

HEART-- MIND-- BODY

It's a three part deal.
The LOVE of JESUS CHRIST is Great..
listen to this

Crossville, TN

#8 Jun 28, 2010
they need to steer clear of all religions. they are all cults with a dead Jesus as the leader

“Reload, Americans”

Since: May 10

The Rabbit Done Died

#9 Jun 28, 2010
I've got lots of family that Church of Christ, and they have many times told me that unless I join the CofC, that I am hellbound.

And the Catholic church is no more of a cult than the others. Duh.

Since: Mar 10

Account Closed

#10 Jun 28, 2010
chunky trunks wrote:
I've got lots of family that Church of Christ, and they have many times told me that unless I join the CofC, that I am hellbound.
And the Catholic church is no more of a cult than the others. Duh.
I agree you tell em chunky trunks

Served
ReligiousHarmony

Morrison, TN

#11 Jun 28, 2010
they do wrote:
I have met a few and one came right out and told me that, that they was the only church...the Bible does speak of the church of Christ, but also the church of God...BUT it is not talking about a denomination, we are the church of CHRIST AND GOD, because we are the church, not the building where we have the meeting. God did not name denomination, it is just a name over the door, that man named...God looks to see if the blood has been applied to your heart, not what name is over your door. IF you have not asked Jesus into your heart... no name will save you
Reo, you have stated that the Catholic Church is a cult. So, let me understand this...you believe that ALL Catholics are going to hell...are deceased Catholics are in hell...and anyone who is not a member of the Church of Christ is going to hell. I infer this from your post, but you don't seem to have the nerve to say it...you imply it by. If it is your church's doctrine that anyone not a member of the C of C is going to hell, at least have the courage to SAY it instead of IMPLYING it. Don't hide behind scriptures taken out of context and manipulated to SUGGEST your religious prejudice...if you genuinely believe that anyone who is not a member of the Church of Christ is going to hell, then you have an OBLIGATION to state it without regret of recourse. I have been told this is the "dirty little secret" among C of C members that they all believe but don't have the nerve to publicly confess...your post confirms this. Prove me wrong Reo and make a public statement regarding the Church of Christ's "dirty little secret" that they only talk about in whispers among other members. And you call the Catholic church a cult?...Hmmm.

Since: Mar 10

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#12 Jun 28, 2010
look at the pole pope
Fester

Cookeville, TN

#13 Jun 28, 2010
AHHH...Another cult thread....But however if SHE is true to the CofC faith..SHE is not allowed to have/or express HER opinion anyways...

Since: Mar 10

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#14 Jun 28, 2010
and WHY IS THAT GOBBER
Fester

Cookeville, TN

#15 Jun 28, 2010
women arent allowed to have an opinion in cofc read it if you can comprehend it
Ignor

Cameron, SC

#16 Jun 28, 2010
best thing to do whaen confronting the COC is to ignore their accusations of being the only church. Do not engage them they will never stop arguing with you.

I just worry about all the people that lived from the time of Christ' death until their denomonation was started in the late 1800's. ask them to show you a Church of Christ that is older than 1880

Since: Mar 10

Account Closed

#17 Jun 28, 2010
Ignor wrote:
best thing to do whaen confronting the COC is to ignore their accusations of being the only church. Do not engage them they will never stop arguing with you.
I just worry about all the people that lived from the time of Christ' death until their denomonation was started in the late 1800's. ask them to show you a Church of Christ that is older than 1880
i'll have to say you must be drinking you coffee this mornin i agree

“Reload, Americans”

Since: May 10

The Rabbit Done Died

#18 Jun 28, 2010
Ignor wrote:
best thing to do whaen confronting the COC is to ignore their accusations of being the only church. Do not engage them they will never stop arguing with you.
I just worry about all the people that lived from the time of Christ' death until their denomonation was started in the late 1800's. ask them to show you a Church of Christ that is older than 1880
They can't. They claim that before they became Church of Christ or Disciples of Christ, whatever, they came from Christ's actual church, like one formed during Christ's lifetime. That's all of us that follow Christ, right?
AlJ

Quebeck, TN

#19 Jun 28, 2010
Why does what they believe affect you so much? Unless you are apart of that denomination I don't see how their belief system affects you.
ignor

Cameron, SC

#20 Jun 28, 2010
Disciples of Christ is a far cry from the Church of Christ.

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