I am sorry that you had a bad experience. The Christian Church (all included) believe that those who believe in and follow Jesus are given the Holy Spirit who Romans [and other books in the Bible} tell us that God, the HOly Spirit dwells within each Christian. That could also be viewed by critics of Chrisitianity as "Christians believing they are, therefore, gods. Mormons do not believe they are GOD, but gods filled with the Holy Spirit. That is their termm not mine, as I am a Roman Catholic. John Paul II and Vatican II belore that condemns no other religion who believes in God. We believe there are some truths we share in common with other reliegions, even those who do not believe in Christ Jesus as Savior. The point is that we can all agree on the points we share in common. We can all find faults with all religions in some ways, since each is composed of human beings trying to do their best [although imperfect] to honor and love our Creator God. Forgiveness is the hallmark of believing in Jesus, for Jesus has paid the price for all of our sins/mistakes/selfish actions, or whatever you choose to call them. Romans 5:5 is one among many verses in the Bible that tells us, "...the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Jesus said to His disciples, "Behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father unpon you; but you are to stay in the city [Jerusalem] until you are clothed with power from on high." Luke 24:48. "When He had said this, He breathed on them; and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit." " John 20:22. There are many more, and some more directly that teach us that the Holy Spirit dswells within us.
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