The topic of this thread will be the "Christian Salvation". Everyone is here cause we're all about seeing God bring souls to Him. DHK: we did have a Sikh attend our church. He got saved, and joined our church That's really cool, I bet he gave up his carnal ways and learned the doctrine of the Church. In order to be a member of a church they usually ask you to follow the rules and doctrines of that Church. The same with the Catholic Church, if your going to be a Catholic, duh, you'd follow Catholic teaching. DHK: Bible definitely interprets itself. It is up to us to find what that one interpretation is You cancelled out your own argument. If the Bible interpreted itself there woudl be no need for scholars or pastors. DHK: The interpretation is clear (refering to "This is my body, this is my blood") It isn't quite as clear as you make out, as billions of Christians see it differently than you. Among those who are quite well educated, they too are constantly at odds with each other as to what the verse means. Out of all that argument has come four distinct main views, each of which take a dramatically different stance. DHK: But who does the pastor depend upon The pastor, and the flock, depend on Christ, however Christ established the "church" as the pillar and foundation of truth. If a church is riddled with error, how can it be the foundation of truth? How can it be Christ's Church? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And while those are being answered, lets talk about this - this is for everyone of course, Baptist, Catholic, whatever. If I walk into your home or church and ask- I want to be a Christian- how can I be saved? What is your response? Let's start there.