Apostolic beliefs on dating

12 Aug

My parents did not want her to get married at age 18 but the preachers did. I have heard from so many different members that " BLACK IS THE CURSED RACE ". Reply to 1991128x On , 10 March 2009 1991128x said: I thank God I got out of there. I can actually have a normal life instead of perform manual labor all day and come home to a wife and 13 children.So now my sister has two kids and has no plans to stop having babies. I look at my friends who are still there and wish them nothing but the best.I went to the OALC for most of my childhood and after my confirmation (which I did for my grandparents) I was out of there. I could never get real solid answers to any of these questions.Now that I am 17 I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions of my life. I'm from the west coast and I have honestly watched my sister (who is still a member) throw her life away. Why should ALL of my friends have to be from the church? I believe in God and love God but I WILL NOT believe that every one of my "worldly" friends and my relatives who have died that were not a member of the OALC church are in hell. Another thing that is ever present in that church is the RACISM.The Assumption is the oldest feast day of Our Lady, but we don't know how it first came to be celebrated.Its origin is lost in those days when Jerusalem was restored as a sacred city, at the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (c. By then it had been a pagan city for two centuries, ever since Emperor Hadrian (76-138) had leveled it around the year 135 and rebuilt it as in honor of Jupiter.Oh I can also remember my grandmother saying one time that a woman had spoken out about leaving the church and died in a car accident a few months later. Reply to 1991128x On , 10 March 2009 Ledastray said: Thank you so much for the above comments - having other people feeling the wrongs of the OALC keep me encouraged that I am doing the right thing. It is all about the church having ALL the answers you need. And if you do - that is the devil causing doubts and you are being disobedient and going to hell.She said "Isn't it funny how God takes care of everything? I can say FROM EXPERIENCE that the OALC I attended was overflowing with the most hypocritical, judgmental, and close minded people I have ever met. Some friends have been to talk with me and expressed their "worry" for me - I simply said if I want to feel closer to God and that I feel that is missing in the OALC how is THAT WRONG? The biggest problem I am having at this point is that I do have 6 wonderful kids who are caught in the middle. Unless you ask forgiveness - to other men - not God. If I sit there with a bitter heart because I know that I am missing something - how is that RIGHT?

There main goals are graduate high school and go to work. When I left and I would run into OALC members out in the big bad "world" I'd get a great big condensing talk about how I'm "LOST" and "CONFUSED". Get far far far far far far away and live your own life according to you.

Later it was to become our feast of the Assumption.

For a time, the "Memory of Mary" was marked only in Palestine, but then it was extended by the emperor to all the churches of the East.

In the seventh century, it began to be celebrated in Rome under the title of the "Falling Asleep" ("Dormitio") of the Mother of God.

Soon the name was changed to the "Assumption of Mary," since there was more to the feast than her dying.