I am tired of people trying to shove religion down my throat, and I am a christian by the way. Just the other day this sweet lady told me my children were beautiful, I said thank you, then she said "you've got them babies in church don't you" I said no mamm not at this time because I work the graveyard shift at work. Then she asks me what my religion is I told her I was raised baptist. She said "you should join a nice methodist church, because everyone knows baptists are going to hell" After picking my jaw up off the ground I told her I had to go and to have a lovely day!! I just didn't know what to say to that! What would you all say?
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haaaa I'm a Baptist and most of my family are Methodist....I think we will all get to Heaven if we live by God's teachings....BUT, I DO love your comment! Narrow minded people should be put in their places and your comment is funny and would do the trick!
Methodists are Episcopalians whose clergy could not pass the test for ordination. That was in a comedy skit I heard once and I laughed out loud when I heard it! The next line was that Episcopalians were Catholics who did not like Italians or Poles! It was one funny skit. I do not remember all the analogies but they were all in a gentle mocking spirit, not spiteful.
I think it's safe to assume that the woman you spoke with is either off her rocker or she was kidding.

I have known folks of all denominations throughout my life and have never been told "if you don't belong to my denomination, you are going to hell" by anyone of any denomination, including Church of Christ. I've heard stories, mainly because they are unusual. Perhaps in preceding generations this was a problem...not so much anymore. I'm 42, btw.

IMO, the original church as laid out in the Bible discouraged separation. Denominations are man-made. When we get to Heaven, if God asks us to which denomination we belong, I'll eat my hat. Wink

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Hi Joy,

You are so right! This song has always long been a favorite; for it tells it like it is!

IT'S NOT WHAT'S OVER THE DOOR

1. Some people think today,
If heaven you would see,
You must belong to their church,
Or be lost eternally.
But according to god's word,
What he's still looking for,
Is what he finds within your heart,
And not what's Over the door.

Chorus:
It's not what's over the door
Of the church that you attend,
That makes you a child of god,
And a heavenly citizen.
As the eyes of the lord look this world o'er,
There's just one thing he's lookin' for
Can't you see that's what's in your heart
And not what's over the door.

2. Does jesus live in your heart,
And have you been born again,
Has the blood of calvary's lamb,
Washed away all your sins?
Are you fully trusting in,
The crucified risen lord,
Can't you see that it's what's in your heart,
And not what's over the door.

Can't you see that's what's in your heart
And not what's over the door.


God bless, have a wonderful, blessed day,

Bill

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I once had a "c of C" person actually turn on her heel and walk away when she asked where I go to Church. I said "My family and I are Catholic". She scowled, said, "you need to be saved" and walked away.
Now that's some fine Christian lovin'!
C of Cers don't usually use "get saved" as they believe pretty orthodox salvation theology and not Calvinistic. Now they are legalistic to the Nth degree, and talking about splits: they make the spats that various Eastern Orthodox divisions look like a friendly parting of the ways! That is why there are so many Northside/Southside Churches of Christ in any given town! Shoot, they will split over a carpet color it seems.

Not that we Anglicans don't have our own little sects that each claim to be "the real one" but they are so few in number as to be not worth mentioning for the most part. The renegade bishops have all lost their property when the national church brought suit to regain what is rightfully theirs/ours.
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Originally posted by Dusty1963:
I'm a Baptist, but I've never known a Methodist like that.


I have never known anyone like that, that is why I was shocked! However I don't think she was joking because she had a serious look on her face. I was kind of stunned for a minute, I bet she thought I was a moron!! lol
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Originally posted by kaykayla21:
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Originally posted by Dusty1963:
I'm a Baptist, but I've never known a Methodist like that.


I have never known anyone like that, that is why I was shocked! However I don't think she was joking because she had a serious look on her face. I was kind of stunned for a minute, I bet she thought I was a moron!! lol


Well, there may have been a moron there, bless it's heart, but I don't think it was you. Wink

I didn't answer your question. What WOULD I have said after hearing "You should join a nice Methodist church because everyone knows Baptists are going to Hell."?

Knowing me, it would strike me as funny & I'd laugh, regain composure & then out of curiosity, I'd have to hear the story behind that deduction, which would probably get me tickled again. Big Grin
Well, the Mormen and Shemorms can all baptize us when we are dead and then we can share their planet Kolob and frolic with the Moonmen who dress like Quakers, become gods and have our own angels direct con artists to dig up lost plates and give him some magic goggles and a seer stone to translate them, and we can be our own saviors!

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