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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Funny, I've been saying the opposite for years

6 Comments:

  • At Tue Jul 10, 11:25:00 PM EDT, Anonymous joe said…

    According to the article "the absence of the sacramental priesthood … cannot, according to Catholic doctrine, be called 'churches' in the proper sense,".

    Speaking personally that is the reason I tend to think that the Catholic Church is not Christian!

    Not trying to be trite but place much more credence in the Bible where it says that we are a priesthood of believers. Or the teaching that we have but one intermediary Jesus Christ.

    What bothers me most about this is the old wounds that are being opened by one organization choosing to be needlessly arrogant.

     
  • At Wed Jul 11, 07:38:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You would think that if Catholicism where the only Church recognized by God that the word would somehow find itself somewhere in the Bible.

    I am on my 94th time reading the book , and it's not in there. Moreover , the Pope apparently disagrees with his saviour Jesus Christ who said.

    John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    John:10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

    He also disagrees with Acts writer , Luke.

    Acts:4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    The first time the word Church and Christian is used was no where near Rome.

    Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

    I could go on and on here but denominationalism is a man contrived effort to divert man away from the true source of salvation.

    Jesus Christ , and his blood only .

    Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

    Hebrews 9:11

    But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
    12: Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
    13: For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
    14: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
    15: And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

    So the Pope has no intercessor role or office according to Timothy and Paul.

    1Tm:2:5: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

    Heb:8:6: But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

    So then , who can you trust or believe , the Pope who has no mentioning in scripture , or the Bible ?

    2Timothy 1:12

    For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

    This ones a no brainer.

    Timothy Coderre

     
  • At Wed Jul 11, 09:33:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a dumb move by this Pope when the world is trying so hard to respect and understand the faiths of others.

    After all, the Pope is only a flesh and bones person who climbed up the churches corporate ladder and was "elected". He's is not Christ himself but an elected representative of the church.

    This Pope is sending things back to the days when Catholics and Protestants hated each other - he's certifiable if you ask me.

    Besides, it's foolish to take the Bible literally.

     
  • At Wed Jul 11, 09:59:00 AM EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    "Besides, it's foolish to take the Bible literally."

    Well, the only reason I can say with authority that the Pope is wrong here is because I DO take the Bible literally... especially when it comes to the concept of the "preisthood of all believers".

    I even (gasp) gave a sermon on Sunday... I guess according to the Pope, I was not authorized to do so.

     
  • At Thu Jul 12, 10:44:00 AM EDT, Blogger Del said…

    As a convert to the Church from Evangelical Christianity, I am not surprised by the misinformation the media is promulgating about the most recent Church document, ‘Document Regarding Certain Aspects of Church Doctrine’. I remember feeling embarrassments time and again when I was growing up, by the portrayal of Bible-believing Christians in the media (particularly movies and television). We were at best ‘red-necked Bible-thumping Holy Rollers’, and at worst, ‘uneducated fundamentalist bigots’. None of this, of course, was true. The media was successful though, in clouding public perception of people of Christan faith.

    My experience with the media as a Catholic has been the exact same, although I am older, wiser, and no longer ashamed. When the media claims that the Catholic Church is anti-gay, anti-women, right-winged and religiously exclusionary, I get angry. I have this urge to run damage control for the Church, but realize that it is probably not going to help. People will believe what they hear most often, and most loudly. Human nature seldom has us going to the source for accuracy.

    For those who are interested, the Document Regarding Certain Aspects of Church Doctrine can be found at the Vatican website (www.vatican.ca) Click on latest updates and it is currently the top entry.

    American Papist, (a very up-to-the-minute website founded and maintained by an American university student) has a wonderful collection of articles written on this subject and others of the Church in the modern world. He also features some sizable misreporting by the media on the subject of the document in question here. Please read the comments section at American Papist, it’s an eye opener. Go to www.americanpapist.com

    Yours in Christ

    Del

     
  • At Sun Jul 15, 01:56:00 PM EDT, Blogger zolton said…

    lol jokes of life still?

     

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