By Miss Daisy
I've become good friends with a lady who lives down my street. I actually met her soulwinning one day just passing out a tract and an invitation for church. She was sitting outside on her porch, which made her easily approachable. The next day, she was sitting outside again and we talked again over many days, just chit chat. She knows church and my Christianity is important to me. Today, she had butterfly suncatcher on her window. I told her how much I love butterflies and how the represent salvation from being a disgusting worm to a beautiful butterfly. I started asking about her religious upbringing and such, she said she was raised Baptist. I asked if she was saved and she said no. I asked if she was interested in being saved, etc. She told me she doesn't believe it anymore and believes in reincarnation, that we all just keep coming back again and again until we get it right. I just said that was really sad that was what she believed. She said the devil can't get me I'm getting cremated. I said yes, but your soul will still go to hell. She said that's ok, at least I know where I'm going. I replied wouldn't you rather go to heaven? Then she got off the something about the Bible is against women. I explained the hierarchy of God, man, then the women. We talked about that awhile. Eventually, I said "well I sure hope you will go to church with me sometime anyway", she replied she might.
I'm really stumped, I've never known someone who believed in reincarnation. Not sure how to respond. If she doesn't believe in God, should I still give her a Bible? I have no tracts dealing with reincarnation. I'll be praying for her and put her on prayer list at church.
I usually see her about every day just to talk and friendship over coffee. She's not going to be rude to me if I gave her another tract or something. I'm not going to be pushy with her, because I don't want to push her away.
Need guidance please!
I believe we just received a taste of or derivative of the new Roman Church (RCC) strategy by John Yurich in his post, Are There Any Catholics On Here?
The Roman Church has for several years now been pushing for a 'Return to the Church' to their 'faithful'. They appear to be increasing their effort to reach out to Christian Churches and to other Religions to build the "THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS". They have also recently initiated a nationwide (USA) chain of Catholic radio stations.
I didn't think this was something to ask for discussion on the open forums. Does anyone else see increased effort to grow the Roman Church? Also, possibly speed up their ecumenical effort?
I am a teen raised in a Catholic home. One parent converted from Lutheranism, another from a pentacostal church. Unlike most kids my age, I got VERY into theology and reading about faith. I read myself into the ultra-traditionalist Catholic groups and have been SUPER devoted to Mary and super Latin-Mass obsessed.
Now, I have been reading several Jack Hyles sermons online. I realize now that Catholicism is false but don't know where to go from there. I want to be a true Christian and came here to seek help with that.
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