You might be able to think that it is impossible for all Christians to be united in faith. That is not the way Christian thinks. You are considering yourself as a non-Christian. How it is possible for all Christians to be united in One Faith? The formula is simple. We participate and be in communion to the One Body of Christ. Christ himself prayed for this unity.
"They are not of the world, as I also am not of the world. Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me; That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou hast given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as we also are one. (St. John 17:16-22)"
Interestingly, even during the time of the apostles, Saint Paul’s appealed to the Corinthians to preserve unity in the church.
"Catholics worship statues!" People still make this ridiculous claim. Because Catholics have statues in their churches, goes the accusation, they are violating God’s commandment: "You shall not make for yourself a graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow down to them or serve them" (Ex. 20:4–5); "Alas, this people have sinned a great sin; they have made for themselves gods of gold" (Ex. 32:31).
Ang salitang ‘Easter’ ay isang salitang English. No doubt. Hindi ko nga alam kung anong tamang translation sa tagalog ng salitang ito. Malamang sa hindi, ‘silanganan’ dahil sa salitang ‘east’ or silangan. May narinig-rinig ako at nabasa na galing daw sa salitang Esther or Estre na ang pinanggalingan at pinag pipiestahan ng mga Pagano. Weh?
One of the beliefs that many non-Catholic Christians find impossible to accept is the Catholic Mass due to their misunderstanding of the Catholic Mass and the Sacrifice of Jesus. By their erroneous belief they claim at Mass Jesus is continually "re-sacrificed," and also claim the Catholic Church wants to keep Jesus dying by displaying Him on the Cross. I can't count how many times I have been told Jesus said, "It is finished!," before He expired on the Cross. (John 19:30)
Can it be said that Protestants are giving the true Body and Blood of Christ or ordinary bread and juices and/or refreshments? I argue that since they believe Communion is only symbolic (in other words no Jesus present), then they are not giving the true Body and blood of Jesus which is in flagrant disregard of Jesus, who said that everlasting life is contingent on taking His Body and Blood(John 6:53-57). They have no faith in Jesus at all as Scripture says;
Ang salitang penitensya ay galing sa salitang Spanish na ‘penitencia’. Sa Latin, ang tawag ay ‘poenitentia’. Ang tawag sa English naman ay ‘Penance’. Ito ay nangangahulugang ‘pagsisisi’. Saan nga ba galing ito at kapag narinig natin ang salitang penitensya ay naiisip natin yung mga nananakit ng sarili sa panahon ng Kwaresma.
I was at the Finance Department giving instructions to a user when I overheard a group behind me discussing about vegetarianism. The topic seems be rooted from a religious observation as believed by some while the others argue that it is just a plain health issue. Being a vegetation once (for a year), I jumped into the discussion and defended a lone vegan who happened to be a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.