Lent begins today

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by J.D., Feb 6, 2008.

  1. J.D.

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    Have you got your forehead ash-spotted yet? It's a good way to make friends with catholics, you know. Then you can witness to them. This is why Baptists should observe the Lent season. Sure, it's pagan in origin, but why not observe a pagan tradition if it wins someone to Christ?
     
  2. StefanM

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    You don't have to observe Lent to witness to Catholics.
     
  3. Tom Butler

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    JD, you're kidding, aren't you?
     
  4. J.D.

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    It's another foolish attempt at Reductio ad absurdum
     
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    And I'm gettin on another anti-holyday scread.
     
  6. go2church

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    Why would you need to witness to a Catholic, they are already Christians?
     
  7. cowboymatt

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    Not all of them, just like not all Baptists are Christian either.

    Anyway, I am observing Lent again this year. I find it to be a valuable time to think about my sin and its cost.
     
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    And here's another good time to remember our sins and it's cost. "Daily". I saw it somewhere in the Bible.
     
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    Yet another worthless thread on the BB...

    I love the fish deals, though.
     
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    I gave it up for Lent!
     
  11. StefanM

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    I recently spoke to a Catholic who said Jesus and Mary were God. He didn't even know his own faith.
     
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    I recently had a baptist preacher argue that Jesus was not the Son of God.

    He kept saying he was God so he couldn't be His Son... :BangHead:
     
  13. David Lamb

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    Sorry, but to me, that doesn't seem a good reason to observe Lent. It is surely possible to be friendly with Roman Catholic people, regardless of whether we observe their liturgical calendar.
     
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    It's never a good idea to use deception to witness to others. The end does not justify the means, and you will be made to look like a hypocrit.

    As far as Catholics being saved...well, some are, but a great many I know think they can work their way into heaven through confessing their sins to a priest , charity work, faithfully attending mass, etc. Not all, but some. This is why I left the Catholic church. All these works are as filthy rags to Our Lord.

    love,

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    Okay, I've learned my lesson. These things are hard to do in writing in a medium like this. I won't do it again. You have to know me to know what I'm really trying to say here. So let me say it plainly.

    I don't think any religious "holyday" should be observed - Lent, Eostre (no, it's not misspelled), Christ-mass (no, it's not misspelled) - none. I think it's hypocritical for Baptist to observe the Catholic/Pagan holydays of Eoster and Christ-mass and then put down the observance of Lent. All the excuses that are used for observing the Catholic/Pagan holydays can be used for observing almost anything else the Catholic church has sanctioned. For example, why not pray to Mary? The Bible doesn't say that we CAN'T pray to Mary, does it? And why can't we believe in purgatory? After all, nowhere in the Bible does it say "there is no purgatory." So I guess that as long as the Bible doesn't specifically FORBID observing man-made holydays, we can do it. There, I'm done with this issue till Eostre pagan sunrise observation, when I shall post A.W. Pink's view of that holyday. Signing off from the Dale Carnagie school of how to make friends and influence people. whatever dude
     
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    What's wrong with doing so during a particular time of the year? That does not mean that I don't do so other times, just that I am much more intentional and focused on confession during this time.
     
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    On the contrary...that would be a well taught Catholic. Fully indoctrinated.

    Regarding Catholics who are actually christians, there are some, but surely not many.

    Its very difficult to be born again in a system that proclaims a false and non-saving gospel.

    Mike
     
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    I guess you need to visit with some more Catholics, I have never, ever in a million years heard anyone refer to Mary as God. They pray to Mary (or any other saint for that matter) to carry their prayers to the Father. I have talked with many priests and deacons and this is the response I get each time.
     

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