Washed, Sanctified and Justified
in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church.
John said:All we have and were given by God through the apostiles were the 66 books of the bible.
The catholics added their pound of baloney including the pope, Matt 16:18-19mary, Luke 1:28; 48pergatory,1 Cor 3:15holy water, Num 5:17mass, Heb 10:25-31etc. The protestants reformed what they felt necessary based on the bible,
and came up with many different loafs of their baloney. I believe you are correct in criticizing the flawed use of the sinners prayer.
The truth exists in the bible.
His sacrifice washed away and washes away our sin.
Jesus is our ( the truly saved) mercy seat.
God’s righteousness is imputed to us.
His holy spirit guides us and sanctifies us.
His blood covers our sin.
The only clue we have of our redemption is our changed heart, that seeks to honor his stated will and glorifies his name.
Work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Until called home to heaven, wrestle with our old man and repent when we fall short.
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