Thanks for being honest in your belief.<quoted text>
Well you're on this forum.. And you're making your case on 'new age' ism.
Nevermind the title of the this thread, its an open forum now.
Why do I think the "RCC is the true Church"?
I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. God Himself made manifest. I believe He set up an actual Church. Not a body of various believers with no set doctrine...but an actual Church with one faith.
Therefore, whatever Church was there from the beginning, would have to be divinely guided. Because Jesus is divine. All other scenarios do not make since when considering who Christ was/is.
Now there are other reasons why I believe the Catholic Church to be who they say they are.
The Eucharist - which I have the privilege of partaking in is one.
The history of the Church and how its withstood circumstances that normally would have toppled any other institution is another.
If Christ, being who He is, started an actual Church, then I wanna be a part of it. No one can argue that theirs rightfully should be called 'His Church' except the Catholic Church.(Orthodox have a great argument too, but we are much the same and its another story) all others came along way too late in Christianity to claim to be valid.
He didn't establish a secret hidden church.
Why is New Age considered the correct deposit of faith.
First and foremost, "deposit of faith" is a action of one - through a mental change of sorts. If one is to put any action it is of our minds that this action is initiated, so we are actually saying that "we" (also I, you, us, me, he, she, etc, etc) "deposit faith" because we choose to.
So if I were "deposit" any "faith", it would be "faith" [belief/Self] in Jesus' words of "to know yourself is to know the kingdom of Good."
- very profound if one really dwells in "solving these mysterious words". It really takes a pondering of one's inner Self to determine how it is achieved.
Anyhow, now that is clarified in all respects of religion, the question was, "Why is New Age considered the correct deposit of faith?"
- good question.
- I don't believe that. Like others' have stated, "New Age" is undefined, whereas, my belief is defined, by my 'Self', its actions toward others, and how I live in this world.
- Remember, it's between "God" and I, huh? You really don't have any choice in this one Clay, huh?
- Maybe this type of question is more pertinent.....Do I think there is a "New Age" philosophy that exists, that should be a type of belief one should have and live by?
+ Sure I do. I think its a liberating experience to know that I have know specific bindings of a "religion" to get me through life.
+ I don't require any ritual of "self-gratification" to know that I am only human, I will make dumb mistakes, and learn from them, and I will do what I can when I know of another person who is down and out. I respect the deity, if there is an ultimate Creator, and if I have to answer to this being, I will be able to answer for my life.