Hey! So, I have been A/G my whole life and I’d like to learn about what exactly others believe! It’d be awesome if you could share your beliefs:)
|May 13, 2016 at 21:28|
A/G? What is that?
|May 14, 2016 at 13:00|
Godsgirl, Assemblies of God
|May 16, 2016 at 16:08|
Hey love this idea!
|May 22, 2016 at 08:22|
AnnaKate, yeah I know there can be a lot of misconceptions/criticism towards Catholics. For me, if you, “declare with you mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead” (Romans 10:9) and have a relationship with him, that’s what’s important.
|May 24, 2016 at 16:56|
AnnaKate~Can you explain about the Eucharist being the blood and body of Jesus? Also, do you pray to saints?
Growing up in an extremely fundamentalist household I was taught Catholics are not saved and that they worship idols. I don’t believe this anymore, of course (salvation is based solely on your belief in Jesus, and none of my catholic friends have ever worshiped idols haha 😛 ) but I’m still interested to hear exactly what you do believe.
|May 25, 2016 at 10:38|
Oh, I like this thread:)
|May 28, 2016 at 15:10|
Nino, that’s really interesting! I have a question…what do you mean by “icons”? And what is the incense for? Is it like the ones mentioned in the Old Testament?
|May 29, 2016 at 12:09|
Caroline, icons are images (really any kind of visual depiction; most are paintings, but some are made of metal or other materials) of Christ, saints, or angels. (You can look up “orthodox icons” in Google images if you want to see examples) We treat them with respect because they depict holy people. We also (and I know this’ll probably sound a bit strange to you haha) kiss the icons…it’s not much different from keeping a photo of a loved one with you. We respect and love the people depicted in these images, and we hope to be united with them soon!:)
|May 29, 2016 at 19:13|
Ok…and yeah I’ll admit it does seem a little strange, but it’s just different ;). I may be wrong (or just not thinking correctly at this late hour haha), but I think the only physical symbolic thing for A/G is Communion. We really focus on the power of, and being baptized in, the Holy Spirit (like in Acts 2). We believe it is a very important thing for Christians. We also, like other denominations, take Communion. We do it once a month and on important days (like Easter).
|May 29, 2016 at 20:16|
It might be a silly question, but is the Assembly of God a branch of Pentecostalism? I think I heard that somewhere, but I’m not sure ☺️ Anyhow, thanks for sharing what you believe, it’s a really interesting topic to me!:)
|May 30, 2016 at 07:48|
@adventuregirl sure! Unfortunately I don’t know the theological explanation behind the Eucharist becoming the body and blood of Jesus (Which is called transubstantiation btw) but we believe that when you recieve the Eucharist you are recieving Jesus in a very physical and intimate way. That’s why we call it recieving communion. because you’re in communion with Jesus.
@nino that experiencing faith through all senses thing is so beautiful! I love that way of looking at it.
|May 30, 2016 at 07:53|
Nino- yeah it is. It’s sometimes called Charismatic too. I (as well as my pastor) say Pentacostal.
|May 30, 2016 at 11:04|
Caroline-It’s okay! Yeah we do both. The more people praying for you the better, right? haha I need all the help I can get
|May 31, 2016 at 05:25|
Haha makes sense. I have another question. Why (and I think this is a Catholic thing so correct me if I’m wrong) do you use candles for prayer?
|May 31, 2016 at 05:48|
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