and replace it with a realtionship with God through Jesus Christ.
I used to be Catholic but could not reconcile many of the rules and regulations the religion sets forth. Totally contradictory to the Word of God which teaches salvation is obtained through faith in Christ alone.
From John 6:28-29:
Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
From the Council of Trent:
"If anyone says that the sinner is justified by faith alone, meaning that nothing else is required to cooperate in order to obtain the grace of justification,...let him be anathema [i.e., condemned]." (H.J. Schroeder, trans., The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent (Tan Books, 1978), 43.)
You are bound to man made rules and if you do not comply you are excommunicated: But if anyone should teach or maintain anything contrary to these decrees, let him be anathema." (H. J. Schroeder, O. P., The Canons And Decrees Of The Council Of Trent, Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1978, p. 216)
Where is the love of God in that? Break free and live.
The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul