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Agusti

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Hello to everybody

 

I am Agustí, a born-again Spanish man from two years ago. I had known the Lord on 2015. I am very happy to be here with you.

I belong to a small baptist church, nothing to do with big churches in other parts of the world. Spain, formerly a Catholic country, now is loosing its faith quickly, but the people think that the Evangelicals are "cults" of fanaticised people. In other words, despite the fact that Catholic church has lost a lot of influence in the country, the old conflict between Rome and Reformers continues.

 

Agustí

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Welcome.

 

We will always have a battle against false Gospels until Christ returns. Fight the good fight and stay strong in Christ.

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Hello to everybody

 

I am Agustí, a born-again Spanish man from two years ago. I had known the Lord on 2015. I am very happy to be here with you.

I belong to a small baptist church, nothing to do with big churches in other parts of the world. Spain, formerly a Catholic country, now is loosing its faith quickly, but the people think that the Evangelicals are "cults" of fanaticised people. In other words, despite the fact that Catholic church has lost a lot of influence in the country, the old conflict between Rome and Reformers continues.

 

Agustí

 

Hi Agusti, WELCOME TO CF :RpS_smile: Thanks for the information about your country's modern religious practices & direction, that's very interesting to know. I'm sorry that such persecution still exists, of course, though the Lord told us that it would be so .. 2 Timothy 3:12.

 

God bless you! (Numbers 6:24-26)

 

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Thank you brothers. God bless you.

Yes, David, in the past (70 or 60 years ago) Protestants were persecuted by dictatorship government. They considered (and now you will laugh) that Protestants were part of a British strategy to destabilize Spain.

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Thank you brothers. God bless you.

Yes, David, in the past (70 or 60 years ago) Protestants were persecuted by dictatorship government. They considered (and now you will laugh) that Protestants were part of a British strategy to destabilize Spain.

Blessings

 

Thanks!! BTW, you were right, I did laugh :RpS_smile:

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They considered (and now you will laugh) that Protestants were part of a British strategy to destabilize Spain.

I knew Protestants were persecuted but I didn't know this was the reason.

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Blessings to all!!

 

Brother Theofilus: a fascist dictatorship like that that we had in Spain is inventing conspiracies everywhere and with everibody. Francoist regime (the dictatorship was "francoist" because de dictator was Franco) propaganda pointed to some enemies in the official discourse:

 

-There was the "España" (Spain) and the "Anti-España" (Anti-Spain).

-In "España" there were all the national essences: catholicism, traditions, cultural autarchy, etc.

-In "Anti España" two types of enemies:

a) Catalans and Basques, suspected to be nationalist or "separatist"

b) Communism, Masonry, Judaism, Lutheranism...

 

"Lutheranism" was so bad because "la Pérfida Albión" (UK) maintained the city of Gibraltar in the south of Spain as a British colony, and from there, a number of Protestants of various denominations traced their evangelism plans. Then all is planned in Gibraltar as a part of a evil plan designed by "Anti España" to deliver Spain to foreign forces.

 

There is a picture of the first Baptist church in Catalonia, the region to which I belong, in which appears a painting in his wall saying "Iros a Inglaterra" (Go to England). The issue was that the missionaries who planted the church were Swedish, and the people attendant, Spanish.

 

Where were the British here?

 

 

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