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  • #2
    I've never understood Lent. To me, you should give something up because of a personal conviction not because the "church" told you to do so. It just seems like an empty offering.

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    • #3
      Hosea 6:6 For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, and in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

      It's always been about the heart.

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      • #4
        It is better to obey than sacrifice... I Samuel 15:22

        Still though...not knocking sacrifice. I don't think we do enough of it. But not in the context of what the RCC says.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gabby View Post
          It is better to obey than sacrifice... I Samuel 15:22

          Still though...not knocking sacrifice. I don't think we do enough of it. But not in the context of what the RCC says.
          Satan will do everything in REVERSE of the bible.

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          • #6
            I was raised RC and never understood the "sacrifice" of eating seafood poboys on Fridays during lent.

            Some sacrifice!!

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            • #7
              I hope I am not breaking any rules doing this, but this is from a MB from a Catholic about Lent. I am wondering just what is wrong with what they are doing here. I mean, I know that it is ceremony (needless?) that the RCC really gets into and adores, but is there really anything biblically wrong with it?

              "I'm happy you're interested in getting a Catholic refresher on the observances of Lent, xxxxx. There's more that's not been covered yet.

              The 40 days of Lent are observed to prepare us in the same way Jesus fasted and prayed in the desert to prepare for His Public Ministry. Lent prepares us to better serve His Ministry that He established, which includes fasting, prayer, alms-giving, and doing good works. It prepares us to better live the Gospel He gave us by bringing us closer to Him...a 40 day revival, if you will.

              Things speed up during Holy Week. Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday), The Chrism Mass (Bishops over the world consecrate Holy Oil for use in the coming year), Holy Thursday is the Mass of the Last Supper, Good Friday we remember the Crucifixion and is the only day of the year no Mass is celebrated anywhere on earth, Holy Saturday is the Vigil Mass of the Risen Lord. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are known as the Holy Triduum. Then we have Easter Sunday, followed by 50 days of celebration until the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

              In looking around, I found a writing by Pope Benedict that was given last year on this subject. If you have the time, it's worth the read... it begins less than half way down the page with "The Pope then went to the Paul VI Hall and delivered the following Catechesis in Italian, a translation follows:

              Dear Brothers and Sisters,

              We have arrived at the eve of the Easter Triduum. The next three days are commonly called "holy" because they make us relive the central event of our Redemption; in fact, they lead us back to the essential nucleus of the Christian faith: the Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. They are days we can consider as a single day: they constitute the heart and fulcrum of the entire liturgical year as well as of the Church's life. At the end of the journey through Lent, we too are preparing to enter the same atmosphere that Jesus lived then in Jerusalem.

              Let us reawaken within us the vivid memory of the suffering Jesus bore for our sake and prepare ourselves to celebrate with joy next Sunday, "the true Passover which Christ's Blood has covered in glory, the Passover on which the Church celebrates the Feast that is the origin of all feasts", as the Preface for Easter Day says in the Ambrosian rite...."

              http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/b16triduum08.htm

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BBB View Post
                I hope I am not breaking any rules doing this, but this is from a MB from a Catholic about Lent. I am wondering just what is wrong with what they are doing here. I mean, I know that it is ceremony (needless?) that the RCC really gets into and adores, but is there really anything biblically wrong with it?

                "I'm happy you're interested in getting a Catholic refresher on the observances of Lent, xxxxx. There's more that's not been covered yet.

                The 40 days of Lent are observed to prepare us in the same way Jesus fasted and prayed in the desert to prepare for His Public Ministry. Lent prepares us to better serve His Ministry that He established, which includes fasting, prayer, alms-giving, and doing good works. It prepares us to better live the Gospel He gave us by bringing us closer to Him...a 40 day revival, if you will.

                Things speed up during Holy Week. Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday), The Chrism Mass (Bishops over the world consecrate Holy Oil for use in the coming year), Holy Thursday is the Mass of the Last Supper, Good Friday we remember the Crucifixion and is the only day of the year no Mass is celebrated anywhere on earth, Holy Saturday is the Vigil Mass of the Risen Lord. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are known as the Holy Triduum. Then we have Easter Sunday, followed by 50 days of celebration until the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

                In looking around, I found a writing by Pope Benedict that was given last year on this subject. If you have the time, it's worth the read... it begins less than half way down the page with "The Pope then went to the Paul VI Hall and delivered the following Catechesis in Italian, a translation follows:

                Dear Brothers and Sisters,

                We have arrived at the eve of the Easter Triduum. The next three days are commonly called "holy" because they make us relive the central event of our Redemption; in fact, they lead us back to the essential nucleus of the Christian faith: the Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. They are days we can consider as a single day: they constitute the heart and fulcrum of the entire liturgical year as well as of the Church's life. At the end of the journey through Lent, we too are preparing to enter the same atmosphere that Jesus lived then in Jerusalem.

                Let us reawaken within us the vivid memory of the suffering Jesus bore for our sake and prepare ourselves to celebrate with joy next Sunday, "the true Passover which Christ's Blood has covered in glory, the Passover on which the Church celebrates the Feast that is the origin of all feasts", as the Preface for Easter Day says in the Ambrosian rite...."

                http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/b16triduum08.htm
                This 40 days lent doesn't make any sense, why? I eluded to in another thread how the day before this starts, people are allowed to INDULGE in whatever their sin is, then only to give it up for ONLY 40 days.

                Isn't that pretty much the OPPOSITE of what the bible teaches? When we REPENT of our sins, we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are born anew, and our sins-past, present, and future-are FORGIVEN. Jesus died on The Cross at Calvary to bear all sin of mindkind FOREVER. And from here, we DON'T conform with the world, but RENEW our MINDS in Christ.

                I mean when Lent is practiced, why isn't everyone told about Jesus bearing these sins for us? It's as if they're telling everyone ONLY mankind can bear these sins.

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                • #9
                  Catholics urged to give up text messaging and iPods for Lent
                  I'm sure if the price is right the RCC will look the other way when it's members text or use their iPods. If there is money to be made the RCC will find a way.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BornAgain123 View Post
                    Are ipods allowed in purgatory?



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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Buzzardhut View Post
                      Are ipods allowed in purgatory?
                      Probably if the price is right to the RCC. You'll have to pay the iPod indulgence fee. The rich man in hell is trying desperately to text his loved ones, but he can't get enough bars to send a message.
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                      • #12
                        Come out of the Cult of Rome and get saved. Then you can keep your iPods and cell phones.

                        Don't let "mama" church take your salvation and iPod away.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BornAgain123 View Post
                          This 40 days lent doesn't make any sense, why? I eluded to in another thread how the day before this starts, people are allowed to INDULGE in whatever their sin is, then only to give it up for ONLY 40 days.

                          Isn't that pretty much the OPPOSITE of what the bible teaches? When we REPENT of our sins, we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are born anew, and our sins-past, present, and future-are FORGIVEN. Jesus died on The Cross at Calvary to bear all sin of mindkind FOREVER. And from here, we DON'T conform with the world, but RENEW our MINDS in Christ.

                          I mean when Lent is practiced, why isn't everyone told about Jesus bearing these sins for us? It's as if they're telling everyone ONLY mankind can bear these sins.
                          Lent has nothing to do with Jesus fasting and praying

                          1) Lent is another work to add to your salvation merits in hopes they will outweigh your bad deeds when God measures all your deeds at judgment.

                          2) Lent begins right after the drunken revelings of Mardi Gras

                          3) Lent originally started with the women weeping for their sun god Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14-15)
                          http://www.varchive.org/itb/satwor.htm
                          http://www.realtruth.org/articles/115-ttmol.html
                          http://www.buzzardhut.net/index/htm/Babylon/Babylon.htm



                          Revelation 22:17a The Spirit and Bride are now saying, "Come!" The ones who hear are now saying, "Come!" The ones who thirst are now saying, "Come!" so come LORD Jesus !
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Chris View Post
                            Probably if the price is right to the RCC. You'll have to pay the iPod indulgence fee. The rich man in hell is trying desperately to text his loved ones, but he can't get enough bars to send a message.
                            Purgatory needs repeater boxes, their FIOS keeps burning up



                            Revelation 22:17a The Spirit and Bride are now saying, "Come!" The ones who hear are now saying, "Come!" The ones who thirst are now saying, "Come!" so come LORD Jesus !
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                            Never Heard of Jesus? | The Evidence Bible | Tent Meeting | The Beast/666 | The Kingdom of Darkness | The Nephilim

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                            • #15
                              Catholics need to get saved today and dump all the false teachings of Rome. Unplug that carousel called purgatory and send it back to the coin amusement company. Jesus offers eternal life today. No coins, dollar bills, or credit cards needed to get to Heaven. Salvation is solely by grace through faith in his completed work on the Cross.
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