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I went back to protestantism due to reasons

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Rnion, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Rnion

    Rnion New Member

    Because it was too much a unpractical mental mess for me to tackle. Also i dont like going to church each sunday, sometimes its ok. But i have a feeling its the faith itself and the fruit of works you get from it that is the salvation itself, like no hatred, envying. That stuff, just basically spread the word.. be good and that type of stuff.

    Thats why i consider christianity sort of a loving scare tactic, fearing god, heaven and hell just so that its easier to gather the sheep back in the flock again. In either case. I dont have any ill intentions towards catholics, but i literally dont function with this. Tried it for a year, just nope. Like i guess i could be liberal catholic, and you know not think of going to liturgy calendar, be sort of rebel and not fast on fridays through the year and only on ash wednesday and good friday. But then i feel guilty.

    With protestantism its more what can i do in order to keep my belief? What can i learn from stuff. Why is sexual immorality bad ? bad environment. With the traditional stuff i just get distracted.

    Alright now it sounds like i am just bashing, its not my intent, i really respect christians in general thats why bible is anti discord. But let me take example, the mini jobs "is the work or deeds" but thats not true, the work is from faith, James says what good is faith if not work?. Let me show you my faith through my works.

    When you see sick people and you ignore them, how can you actually be a christian. Thats essentially what it means, if you dont act accordingly and just say "yeah i believe" then thats essentially hypocrisy.

    I dunno. But for me i just cannot do it. Like essentially you can justify reasons to become "protestant, catholic or orthodox" like the schism or "no salvaton outside church" even though 4th latheran council or something said about the greeks that "cyprion could be wrong and that faith outside church could be possible but not outside christ" which opened to the possibility, but that was from a martin luther movie. But its essentially about reforming based purely on scripture.

    Like i believe in christianity unity, but you dont have to agree on everything to be united if that makes sense just aslong as the core values are there. But that is just me ^^
  2. Rnion

    Rnion New Member

    Also in terms of orthodox justification. They can just say "Pope peter never mentions in mark " you are peter and upon this rock i will build my church. Since orthodox believes pope dont have authority over church doctrine. In either case you can use all sorts of justisfication to discredit or defend, but not to actually get to the bottom. Unless you can just get people to say... whatever and just go with it. But in general its just defend and defend. But trust me i do believe in unity ^^

    The reason is Gospel of Mark was written by mark, but Peter was the one who told him what to write. Atleast that is what tradition says. And catholics can just say Matthew was inspired by an angel, but for orthodox this doesnt mean anything other than primacy and not like authority. You know you can go back and forth more or less from what i get. The point is belief, the hearth is in there that way
  3. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

    Simplicity is the road to unity. Its also least traveled.
  4. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member

    A scary warning might be frightening, but the dangers it is warning of are very real, as is the reward.

    Be real, protetism is no easier than catholosism. You still go to church Each week, you still have to read the bible and spend time in prayer. You still have to change your behaviour.

    I have a question for you. What is your relationship with Jesus?
  5. GeorgeJ

    GeorgeJ <Insert Custom Title Here>

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    I do not believe that God intends for us to live our lives in constant fear if we don't "check each box" of things that religion seems to require us to do.

    I will tell you, however, that Protestantism is really not much different in the "rules and regulations" many believe one must follow in their path through this life.