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Last night a friend posted these questions on my wall and I thought I’ll share these with you. Think about them before you answer them.

Some Question to thing about:
1. The sincere Catholic who sorrowfully tries to pay for his sins by whipping himself while crawling for twenty miles, then having himself crucified at the end – does his sincerity save him?
 2. The sincere Buddhist who chants sutra verses of repentance or ksamayati because of what he has done in three karmas (body, speech and mind) – does his sincerity save him?
 3. T…he sincere Baptist who is really sorry for his sins, weeps laboriously, runs to the altar, falls prostrate and begs for God’s forgiveness (but not trusting in Christ) – does his sincere begging save him?
4. Before you were saved, was there at least one time you felt sad or sorry for your sins? How about Twice or ten times? did you get saved during those times?
 5. Before you were saved, was there at least one time you felt angry about your sins? how about twice or ten times? did you get saved during those times?
6. According to Romans 2:4, it it the goodness of God that leadeth thee to repentance?
7. Does the wickedness of his sin lead the lost man to repentance?
8. Is feeling sad, sorry or angry about sin a requirement for salvation or is it a product or fruit of salvation?
 9. Is Jesus Christ’s finished and perfect work for salvation sufficient for you? 10. Multiple choice: I believe that Jesus Christ’s finished and perfect work for salvation plus _________________ is sufficient for me.
 a. church membership,
 b. water baptism,
 c. good works,
d. feeling sorry for my sins,
e. being angry of sin,
 f. praying
g. nothing else.

It’s a girl! British royal succession rules to change

http://news.yahoo.com/girl-british-royal-succession-rules-change-104444789.html

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) – Centuries of British royal discrimination came to an end Friday after Commonwealth leaders agreed to drop rules that give sons precedence as heir to the throne and bar anyone in line for the crown from marrying a Roman Catholic.

The 16 countries that have Queen Elizabeth as their monarch agreed to the changes put forward by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had called the rules of succession outdated.

“The idea that a younger son should become monarch instead of an elder daughter simply because he is a man, or that a future monarch can marry someone of any faith except a Catholic, this way of thinking is at odds with the modern countries that we’ve all become,” Cameron told reporters.

The agreement came on the sidelines of a Commonwealth summit presided over by the Queen in the remote west Australian city of Perth.

Current succession rules dating back to 1688 and 1700 were designed to ensure a Protestant monarchy, and bar anyone in line to the throne from marrying a Catholic.

Only a Catholic link is barred. There are no restrictions on marrying members of other religions or atheists.

The rules have their roots in a turbulent period of English history dating back to Henry VIII’s break with Rome in the mid- 16th century. The laws were imposed at a time when Catholics were seen as a threat to the state.

However, the British monarch remains head of the Church of England.

The leaders also agreed to drop the practice of giving precedence to male over female heirs to the throne, regardless of age.

The issue has been brought into focus by this year’s wedding of Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, and Kate Middleton.

Without a change, their first son would eventually become king even if he had an older sister.

A group will now be set up to coordinate the necessary legislation for the changes.

 

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