salvation by church membership

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  1. stubbornboy

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    hi people.i just want to know how do this people argue about salvation by church membership,verses that they use and how to refute it.tnx [​IMG]
     
  2. BobRyan

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    I think JWs argue for that. Mormons argue that everyone eventually gets to a kind of heaven though some may have to go to hell and them get out - to get there.

    The Catholic Church has a doctrine Canon Law that says "outside of the church there is no salvation" and then they point out that non-Catholics are "outside". However they find other ways to get those non-Catholics back in.

    In Christ,

    Bob
     
  3. LorrieGrace

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    It does NOT matter what church you go to. If you do not have Jesus Christ as your personal savior, you are lost (even if you are on a church roll somewhere).

    I would be more worried about my name being in the Lamb's Book of Life than on so and so's mailing directory!!!!!!

    Thank You, Jesus, for saving a sinner such as I!!
     
  4. intojesus

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    Hey,

    Its easy to argue that church membership will not save you:


    Ephesians 2:8-9
    "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast."

    Hey its in the book, I didn't write it..thats what I tell people.


    I remember once an encounter with some morman young ladies, and they explained that you needed to do all these steps before you get into heaven. I then asked them after you do ALL these steps then can you be sure your going to heaven. They said, " Well pretty sure" I said " Wait let me get this straight you want me to buy into a pretty sure religion, when I have a sure thing. Well they beat feet away from me.

    intojesus
     

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