John Chapter 6 Verse 54
The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?53Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. 54He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. 55For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. 56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever.
ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION, DOES YOUR FAITH THINK IT'S A SYMBOL OR DO THEY BELIEVE WHAT JESUS SAID.
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There are so many groups, faiths and people trying to destroy the Catholic Church it's plain crazy. One of the biggest movements is the born again church and they are forever trying to tear down the Catholic Faith. In fact I can remember certain individuals at one work place always making comment. I remember correcting these people on what they were saying, because it simply wasn't true.
Sometimes it was due to someone seeing what we Catholics were doing in church and they just misinterpreted what was going on. They always thought we were worshiping Mary the way we worship God. I have had to explain that we did not worship her. No we honored her for being the Mother Of God.
So my advise is to find books written by Catholics and learn what the Catholic Faith is really about.
I guess no one ever said it was going to be easy to be a Catholic. So what is it that seems to set we Catholics apart from the other faiths. Well some of it is, because they believe in sola scriptura, which essentially means the bible alone. The people do not accept anything unless it is in the bible. The funny part is sola scriptura is not biblical, in other words it is not even in the bible. So I guess it is a tradition, even though they don't believe in traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation.
Okay back to the subject at hand, what or who is a christian. The dictionary meaning of a christian is "a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings."
The interesting part to this is that ever since I was a child growing up in the Catholic Church, that is exactly what I was taught. Now there were other things such as the Eucharist or receiving Holy Communion and our beliefs in praying and asking Mary The Mother Of God (Jesus) to pray for us. This is also known as interceding on our behalf. No we do not worship her as we worship God, we just show her honor as she is the mother of Jesus Christ.
There are many other beliefs that we have that other faiths do not. The interesting part is that all of our beliefs are based on from the Bible. So what is a person to do ? Well my advise is find all the books you can on the Catholic Church and make sure they are written by Catholics. You a problem arises when a Non-Catholic writes a book on the Catholic Church. The problem is that they see it from their eyes and not the actual truth.
So my advise is as always learn the truth of the Catholic Church and pass it on to others, so they do not fall into the snare of false doctrines.
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One of the lists you can find are a list of the patron saints.
Here is some interesting information below on Patron Saints.
" A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family or person. Catholics believe that patron saints, having already transcended to the metaphysical, are able to intercede effectively for the needs of their special charges. "
"Saints become the patrons of places where they were born or had been active. However, there were cases in Medieval Europe where a city which grew to prominence and transferred to its cathedral the remains or some relics of a famous saint who had lived and was buried elsewhere, and made him or her the city's patron saint – such a practice conferring considerable prestige on the city concerned. In Latin America and the Philippines, Spanish and Portuguese explorers often named a location for the saint on whose feast or commemoration they first visited the place, with that Saint naturally becoming the area's patron.
Professions sometimes have a patron saint owing to that individual being involved somewhat with it. Lacking such a saint, an occupation would have a patron whose acts or miracles in some way recall the profession. For example, when the previously unknown profession of photography appeared in the 19th century, Saint Veronica was made its patron, owing to how her veil miraculously received the imprint of Christ's face after she wiped the blood and sweat off.  "
If you take a look way back in history you would find out that we all started with two people. One man and one woman to be exact. Yes I am talking about Adam and Eve. God made Adam out of the clay of the earth and blew life into his nostrils. Then he took a rib from Adam and Created Eve to be his wife. Now from these two people we have all the generations from then until now. So as you can see we are all related by two people in the beginning.
So when it comes down to it we are all brothers and sisters, cousins, uncles and Aunts . So yes we all have one heavenly father. So when you are hurting some one else you are hurting a very distant brother or sister. Do you seriously think your heavenly father would want you to hurt your family member. I know as a father myself I hate it when one of my children hurts the other. I know I have always had them apologize to one another and make things right.
I think it we all stopped and took a long look at each other we would find we have more in common then we know. Most of us believe in the beginning with God,Adam and Eve in the garden. We all believe that God is the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. We all believe that Jesus was a Prophet as well as many other things. Yes there are some differences and we need to stop hurting one another and start loving one another as Jesus taught.
We need to stop judging and let God Be The Judge.