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Please understand that I don't mean to sound like a troll on any of these questions. They are all honest and genuine questions from the heart. I honestly have been apart from God for so long that I don't know how to properly pray. Both my wife and I could use help on this. My wife has only prayed a few times in her life when she was Catholic as a kid. But she's always believed in Christ from the moment she was born. I on the other hand, was also raised Catholic but never shared my mother's faith so I didn't bother with praying much. I prayed sometimes but I still feel like as a kid I prayed the wrong way because I used to pray to Mary and to the saints and all of the other Catholic ways which I don't feel comfortable doing now as a...
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well, it's an intense debate, according to calvinism we are predestined so:
-the catholic will keep being catholic
-the protestant will keep being evangelical
-the christian orthodox will keep being orthodox
-the follower of judaism will keep their religion
maybe all these movements think they are right and the others religions lead to hell
Church of England staring at oblivion as just 2% of young Britons say they identify with it
The number of people who identify as belonging to the Church of England has dropped to a record low in an “unrelenting decline” that could threaten the denomination’s future, research suggests.
CofE affiliation has fallen to just 2 per cent among adults aged 18 to 24, while the majority of every age group now has no religion, the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey found.
The number of Britons who describe themselves as part of the church has more than halved since 2002, from 31 per cent to 14 per cent. The number who actually attend sermons is far lower.
The sharpest drop was among 45- to 54-year-olds, only 11 per cent of whom identify with...
Planned Parenthood abandons Title X federal funds after Trump rule prohibits abortion referrals
Planned Parenthood announced Monday that it is pulling out of the Title X federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions.
Pro-life groups heralded the abrupt decision as a major victory -- and one that signaled that Planned Parenthood, contrary to its claims, is primarily a politically motivated abortion provider, not a healthcare organization.
The rule does not prohibit medical providers from discussing abortion with patients, but prevents them from telling patients where they can obtain one. The rule's requirements also include financial...
Consider the problem of "dirty hands," which concerns whether or not a national leader is ever justified in committing some immoral act for the sake of the greater good. For example, we generally assume murder is always wrong. However, would it be acceptable for a national leader to kill an innocent person if in doing so the nation would be saved?
Do the means ever justify the end? As you think about this consider John 11:47-50.
New here. In general I kind of could find most of the answers about Christian living but got stumbled on something I just don't know how to act.
My sister in law (non-believer) lives in Turkey and has I think 12 year old autistic son who is a fan of Islam, Quran, etc....I don't know how extreme though. She asked my wife (her sister) to order certain Islamic souvenir (about $20) here in US for her son which she can't buy in Turkey. My wife will be traveling and seeing her sister later this year.
So....I don't know how to act. So far options are:
1. Order the souvenir and give it as a gift.
2. Order the souvenir and ask for money later.
3. Ask her to order the souvenir herself and ship to our address. And give it to her whenever my wife...
i don't know why you do(or believe) these things, i would like to know how do you feel doing these works, and if you feel nearer to god working like this.
#transubstantiation (the conversion of the substance of the Eucharistic elements into the body and blood of Christ at consecration, only the appearances of bread and wine still remaining)
#mary and the saints as mediators between god and me.
#baptism since child
#penance for sins
#pope vicar of christ, infallibility of the pope
restored order of initiation
>sacraments of healing
penance and reconciliation
anointing of the sick
>sacraments of service
Hey! I am looking for insite on my situation. I find it very hard to stay strong in christian thinking in my normal life because I feel surrounded by sin. At work and at home with tv and internet and in public like shopping it is ads and people talking. and the news talks about depressing things always. Some of my friends expect me to follow them doing drugs and sex and I do not want to do those things anymore but I also do not want to lose friendships. but they are disapointed when I do not. The temptations make me too tired to go out and having fun any more.
Even if I end all of my relationships I would still be surrounded by temptation at all times. I am wondering if there is bible verses you recommend or prayers I can say or some...