Roman Catholic Church - Break Through to the Foundation!
Regardless of the "side-doctrines" of the Roman Catholic Church, or any other Christian denomination, the question for all of us is: "What does your personal relationship with Jesus Christ mean to you?" Whether we use the term "born-again," "regenerated" or "saved," the answer to that question must encompass these truths:
Roman Catholic Church - Focus on the Relationship, Not the Religion
The Roman Catholic Church is no different than many other denominations, where all too often the traditions and customs of men have been substituted for the simple truth of the Gospel. Many Roman Catholic leaders and laymen are doing good deeds for which they are to be commended, but many have not surrendered to a true relationship with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no doubt that many Roman Catholics are saved, but they are saved because of their personal relationship with God, and not because of any religion. The Christian faith declared in the Bible is one of trust in a relationship with a Person, rather than in a religion, institution or organization.
When we stand before God one day, He will not ask us whether we are Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran or Methodist. He will only ask us why He should allow us into His kingdom. How will you respond to that question? Will you tell Him what denomination you belonged to or that you attended church every Sunday? Will you try and tell Him you were a "good and moral person" who did works of charity? The biblical truth is that God doesn't consider any of these responses to be worthy of admission into heaven. Our prayer is that we'll all be able to respond to Him with an answer that He will honor: "I have confessed Christ before man and You Lord, and it is by grace alone that I come into your heaven."
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