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Gallup says 46. That’s ok for the end of a second term but not “soaring.”April 28, 2015 at 10:28 am in reply to: Pope Francis Continues To Be A Nightmare For The Christian Right #10090
That’s true. Most of the Christian Right doesn’t see this pope or any pope as an authority, but I suppose they have to acknowledge and respect that he does have much power and influence.April 27, 2015 at 10:13 pm in reply to: Pope Francis Continues To Be A Nightmare For The Christian Right #10068
So much of what this Pope says is taken out of context and distorted.
At any rate, I personally as a Catholic think he’s naive about economics, but he’s hardly a “nightmare” for “the right.”
He’s the Numero Uno defender of innocent life in the womb and of traditional marriage.
And there is not one iota of doctrine that he can or will change.
BTW, St. Francis, who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries, was not a monk. He was a friar. Monks are cloistered and friars go out into the world and work with and among the laity.
Traditionally, friars and monks have get-togethers and enjoy fish and chip dinners. They do their own cooking, dividing the duties such that there are fish friars and chip monks.
I fail to see why Chris thinks your “challenges” amount to anything worthwhile.
You don’t like to talk about religion so go back to keeping track of all the times someone gets shot. That’s fun for you. For others it’s talking about religion.
Don’t be a party pooper.
As for Jesus starting the Christian church, not true, Jerry. His followers did that – and man was it ever a messy situation as Christianity tried to get its footing.
Again, lots of great books and speakers on the subject.
Have you opened your mind to any Catholic books and speakers about this subject? Have you read the testimonies and books of the many protestant pastors who converted to Cathlolicism?
I would suggest starting with Scott Hahn.
Salvation isn’t the exclusive domain of the Catholics, nor does it belong to any other denomination or religion.
You do believe it is their domain, but not “exclusively”?
That’s what Catholics believe as well in a sense. God doesn’t fault those who are ignorant through no fault of their own and who are searching and listening to their consciences.
Do you believe in Salvation, BTW? Salvation from what?
Christ established a Church:
In concert with His redemptive act, Jesus did three things that established the framework of His Church. First, He chose humans to carry out His work. He appointed Peter to be the visible head of the Church. Jesus said to Peter, “You are Rock and on this rock I will build my Church.” (Matthew 16: 18) Jesus said “build,” as in to create a structure. Jesus built His structure on specifically chosen human beings Peter and the apostles.
Second, Jesus gave Peter and the apostles the power and authority to carry out His work. “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.”(Matthew 16:19; 18:18) “Receive the Holy Spirit, whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven, whose sins you retain, they are retained.”(John 20:23)
Third, Jesus gave Peter and the apostles commands as to what that work should be. At the last supper, He commanded, “Do this in memory of Me.” (Luke 22:19) He commanded them to “Make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), and to “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
The early Church was structured in a hierarchical manner as it is today. We see in Acts, chapter 15 how the apostles and the elders came together under the leadership of St. Peter to decide the question of what was required of Gentiles. We also see how St. Peter was regarded as the head of the Church when St. Paul, “Went up to Jerusalem to confer with Kephas [Peter] and remained with him fifteen days.” (Galatians 1:18) There is no Scriptural evidence of independent local churches.
The Catholic Church is the only church that can claim to have been founded by Christ personally. Every other church traces its lineage back to a mere human person such as Martin Luther or John Wesley. The Catholic Church can trace its lineage back to Jesus Christ who appointed St. Peter as the first pope. This line of popes has continued unbroken for almost 2,000 years.
God rules, instructs and sanctifies His people through His Church. Under her teaching office, the Catholic Church preserves the Word of God. She is the custodian, keeper, dispenser and interpreter of teachings of Christ. And she accomplishes this under the protection of the Holy Spirit.
On this forum the only bigotry is anti-Christian bigotry.
Authentic Christian views, even in the context of threads in which religious views must necessarily be expressed, and which are sometimes politically incorrect, must be silenced, and their posters must be attacked and threatened with banishment and the dreaded “email.”
But to be fair, this does not apply to the majority of posters here. Only to a couple of squeaky wheels who seem to have megalomaniacal tendencies.
I like boards with diversity and expressions of a variety of opinions, even those which I find repugnant. It perplexes me that there are some who like a small board with a very narrow minded perspective.
If an EMAIL from a bully and an anti-Chritian bigot has any weight to get someone banned, then it’s not a forum worth posting on, but I think the admin is better than that, even if the email sender makes the ultimate threat of picking up his marbles if he doesn’t get his way.
Paul persecuted the Church. Jesus said to him, “Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?”
Jesus identified with the Church he started and attacking the Church was attacking Jesus.
Paul went on to be a representative of the best religion has to offer and he was very clear about how dangereous immoral bahavior is to the soul.
He was also very clear about what Holy Communion is and that it must not be taken of unworthily.
Note that in the disagreement he had with Peter he deferred to Peter as the leader, the rock upon which Christ built his Church.
Imagine I own a 100 unit apartment complex, and I hate gay people just like Vern does. In fact, I’m not even religious, I just hate fags. I don’t think they should be living together, and I won’t have that kind of behavior occuring on MY property.
So, thanks to Indiana’s law, I’m now allowed to turn away gay applicants to my apartment building and claim it’s a religious belief.
I don’t hate gays and I would have no problem renting to anyone. You’re ignoring the point again.
That’s not what the Indiana law, which was modeled after the one singned by Bill Clinton, intended at all, and nobody is striving for that. It’s a complete misrepresentation of the position.
But I’ll admit it’s hypocritical that the woman should serve any time, since there is essentially the same result at Planned “Parenthood” thousands of times a day.
It’s very sad that so few think or care about the real victims.
A miscarriage which resulted in the birth of a baby which died because of neglect. Can we spare a little compassion for the baby that suffered and died?
Exactly what? Everything he was he owed to Republicans, but he stabbed them in the back. Skin color was more important to him than loyalty.
Colin Powell is a RINO and a traitor.
You do realize that a black conservative Republican president would be well supported by Republicans but not so much by Democrats?
If there is resentment about Obama’s race it’s because he was given special media privileges because of it. It’s why he beat Hillary. The media desperately wanted the first black president.