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Jun
19
comment Holiness of Mary and Joseph
@Mike sorry, maybe that should have been a reply to El'endiaStarman. I only meant to share that I think this is a belief of all Christians. I don't know of any denomination that believes that Abraham was not saved by Jesus.
Jun
18
comment Holiness of Mary and Joseph
@Mike Catholics also believe that Christ died for the past, present, and future sins of all (not just a Protestant belief).
Sep
26
comment What is “Spiritual Warfare”?
@Flimzy Certainly, Jesus died for our salvation (once and for all), but we need to continue to accept this free gift, everyday, by turning away from sin and following him. Satan is always trying to get us to fall into temptation and commit sin. That's why I referred to it as a "war" for our salvation. If your comment was from a "once saved, always saved" perspective, please refer to this question
Sep
22
comment What exactly is a “Hail Mary”?
Excellent additions to the previous answers.
Sep
22
comment What exactly is a “Hail Mary”?
Agreed! Plus one =]
Sep
22
comment What is “Spiritual Warfare”?
Nice quotes. I've also heard it summarized something like this: Satan is real and is actively trying to bring us down. We're "in a war" for our salvation, so we need to be ready to "defend" ourselves when satan tries to tempt us into sin.
Sep
22
comment What must Man do to receive Eternal Life?
I have to agree with Jonathon. You initially receive salvation by coming to faith in Jesus, but you can lose your salvation through unrepentant sin. Jesus has offered us his mercy/forgiveness, but if you don't ask for it, you are denying him.
Sep
22
comment What is the biblical basis to claim that masturbation is a sin?
Spot on! I'm continually amazed at what the Catechism has to offer. Also, I like the use of practical examples.
Sep
3
comment Who created God?
@Mud: "Being active" is different than "being changed". Our perception of God, through the Bible, changes. But God's existence does not change.