Born again vs catholic debate
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Note: If you have never made a personal commitment to Christ if you have never asked him into your heart and to be Lord of your life , we encourage you to do that now. Evangelicals and Catholics totally agree about the awesomeness of a personal encounter with Jesus. And life in its totality is a relationship with him who is the source of life. If we are in relation with him who does not die, who is life itself and love itself, then we are in life. Then we live Our relationship with God is established through communion with Jesus -- we cannot achieve it alone or from our own resources alone. Much debate has set Catholic "Baptism" against the Evangelical "Born again" concept.
We can see here that it is not our works that saves us, but our faith. Our works are a byproduct of what is going on in our hearts. Our faith is revealed in our works to mankind. God does not need our works in order deem us saved because He can see our heart and whether or not we have faith. It is by faith alone in what Jesus Christ did on the cross that saves us. The best evidence of this that I can give are the criminals that were nailed on the cross next to Jesus. One decided that He had faith in Jesus and therefore Jesus told him he was saved.
I was in the cemetery, standing at the head of the casket, leading the graveside prayers for my life-long Catholic parishioner. I decided, since we had already offered a full funeral Mass, to abbreviate this service and leave some time for the Protestant minister who had been invited by a daughter of the deceased. Looking up, I noticed that he had appeared, and stood opposite me. I nodded, stepped back, and he began by reading a passage from the Bible. The man answered, no, he never had known how to do it.
I will post the audio link as soon as it is available and a list of all the questions we answered., Catholicism is the largest denomination of Christianity. All Catholics are Christians, but not all Christians are Catholics.
Born again , or to experience the new birth , is a phrase, particularly in evangelicalism , that refers to "spiritual rebirth", or a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit , contrasted with physical birth. In contemporary Christian usage, the term is distinct from sometimes similar terms used in mainstream Christianity to refer to being or becoming Christian, which is linked to baptism. Individuals who profess to be "born again" often state that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The term is derived from an event in the New Testament in which the words of Jesus were not understood by a Jewish pharisee, Nicodemus. Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. The Greek phrase in the text is ambiguous, resulting in a wordplay in which "born again" is rendered as "born from above" in some translations such as the NET  and the NRSV.
Jump to navigation. No, Roman Catholicism and Christianity are not the same thing. Christianity is properly defined by certain doctrines that are revealed in the Bible. It is not defined by simply saying that as long as you believe in Jesus, you're a Christian. Mormons believe in Jesus, but their Jesus is a brother of the devil in the pre-existence. So, just saying you believe in Jesus doesn't make you a Christian. This is why the Bible tells us who Jesus really is--God in flesh, creator of the universe.