Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

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Does it take sole credit for all the idols as well? The holy 10 say thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images. Have they been wholly ignorant of that one commandment? If so ... God says He winks at their ignorance, so repent and bring down those graven images.

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Right on!
The catholic churches records have been miffed since the first catholic quit going to church centuries ago, and every catholic divorced does not go back to the church married in to have the priest rub out his name on the record book.
You can't reverse or disolve a sacrament.
The latest american statistics indicate less than 25% of Roman catholics attend mandatory sunday mass.
Imagine a huge corporation and only 25% of the employees go to work when required? You would be out of business in a hurry.
One only has to look to western europe to have their eyes opened up of catholics bailing out of their church.
The bleeding is profuse.
A belief in the absurd requires validation by others, the more the better.

Thus, the Vatican inflates the numbers and believers such as hojo embrace those numbers without question.

But when you give links that dispute those numbers, ESPECIALLY credible RCC links, then hojo sees that as an attack on the validity of his faith.

Point being -- truth and reality are not welcome by some who look to the spiritual realm for comfort. Truth and reality kick away their crutch.

For those who need constant validation, maybe becoming a eunuch would do the trick.

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Acts 17:30 (KJV)
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

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LTM wrote:
</quoted text>If God can inspire mere men to write it God can inspire mere men to read and understand His word.
Without God man can do nothing, with God all things are possible.
"Houston, we have a problem."

Why did "God" allow Led Zeppelin to write "Stairway To Heaven", when knowing that when the song is played backwards, it seems to promote Satan and otehr evil ways?

Did "God" miss this one, and for the past 30 years, just decided to let it go and not try to stop it from occuring?

Why don't you think "God" is not creditted for this song either?

Your logic is skewed. You lack knowledge to differentiate what exactly what "God" can or cannot do.

http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gth_pat_rob.htm

(3) Jesus says:

(1) "If those who lead you say to you:‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you.
(2) If they say to you:‘It is in the sea,’ then the fishes will precede you.
(3) Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and outside of you."
(4) "When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known,
and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.
(5) But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty."

Why don't you believe Jesus?

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So you are now changing it up, to say...."the soul is the most precious"....."is worth more than the world."
Trash the Bible....it isn't needed anymore, once you have come to conclude this.
This is the confusion that Christainity conveys to its followers.
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The Bible is given for the salvation of the soul. JESUS was the One Who taught that the whole world could not pay for a human soul. Your soul is YOUR most valued possession...it is 'who' YOU are. Lose The Word of God, the Bible, and you have no hope.
"Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these 'things'(food, clothing, etc.) will be ADDED to you."
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New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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Why does "God" require man to get "His" word to each person?
Why did "God" only appoint Middle Eastern people to promote "His" word, when during this time, the Americas and those people, had other beliefs going on at the same time, with very similar characteristics in their "saviors" [Quetzalcoatl]?
"If God can inspire mere men to write it God can inspire mere men to read and understand His word."
- so you don't limit "God's inspiration" to just a handful of men - or do you?
"Without God man can do nothing, with God all things are possible."
- Wrong again, unless you live under a rock and know nothing of the world today.
- Men have done plenty without "God".....namely travelling to other planets, computer technology, and lots of other things. I even think baseball and football was created by men, without the help of "God".
Are you really this secluded from society - or do you just put on this act for others?
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YOU don't have REMOTEST UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO CONE AGAINST...

If you ever get born again you will understand....until then you are dead to God's word...

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A TRUE CHRISTIAN IS NOT CALLED TO BE A PART OF A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY,

HE IS CALLED TO BE AN AMBASSADOR.... THAT ALLOWS THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REPRESENT GOD THROUGH HIM.

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2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2Co 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2Co 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2Co 5:20 ==> Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. <===

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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confrinting with the word wrote:
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Wow.
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Are you now saying you*do* worship the Bible?
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I was just poking fun.
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The last time a Catholic (think it was Clay) asserted that we (Catholics) do not worship saints, "you" (was it Kay Marie?) posted "Yes, you do. You say you don't, but you do."
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I thought that was completely outrageous.
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Then I saw you deny that you worship the Bible, and I figured the same reasoning must apply. No?
Rob
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The Bible is the single-most valuable item a man can own. Call that worship if you will. Yes, I said, "you say you don't, but you do" simply because that is the way that you present saints, crucifix's, Pope's and other Catholic items. CC's infer that we are un-Christian because we respect the Bible...thus declaring their dis-respect of it.
You think that is outrageous?
KayMarie
good friend

I want to remind you that the Mass which is said everyday, about 1/2 of it is devoted the Word. And that the entire Mass is based on scripture. And the CC encourages all to read the Bible.

A Catholic does not disrespect the Bible, or a Bible reading person. Rather the opposite is true....

It becomes a problem when the Bible is made equal to being God, and taking pride in one's knowledge of the Bible. It is a sin of presumption, and breaking the 1st Commandment(O.T.).
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Anthony MN wrote:
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You are mixing what the Church teaches vs. the fact that there is sin in the Church. Admittedly there were/are a lot of bad players in the CC. It reminds me of Jesus telling the Jews to listen to what the pharisees teach, but don't necessarily follow the bad one's example.
I believe the Catholic Church teaches perfection because she teaches what the perfect teacher teaches. The prefect teacher said there no perfect people.
Same old spin.

Bottom line... Jesus did not suffer and die, only to have his deed cheapened by disgraceful acts by His sole appointed authority on earth. That would be foolish and arbitrary.

That also CLEARLY demonstrates a lack of divine guidance.

I do not think the highest power in the universe is foolish and arbitrary.

You do.

So which of us has more respect for the highest power in the universe?

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"Houston, we have a problem."
Why did "God" allow Led Zeppelin to write "Stairway To Heaven", when knowing that when the song is played backwards, it seems to promote Satan and otehr evil ways?
Did "God" miss this one, and for the past 30 years, just decided to let it go and not try to stop it from occuring?
Why don't you think "God" is not creditted for this song either?
Your logic is skewed. You lack knowledge to differentiate what exactly what "God" can or cannot do.
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gth_pat_rob.htm
(3) Jesus says:
(1) "If those who lead you say to you:‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you.
(2) If they say to you:‘It is in the sea,’ then the fishes will precede you.
(3) Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and outside of you."
(4) "When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known,
and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.
(5) But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty."
Why don't you believe Jesus?

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God is in the process of perfecting man AND destroying evil. He COULD destroy all evil with just a word. But 'there is none good'; there is some evil in everything/man. If He instantly destroys evil, it would leave no man standing. Besides...we are tested through such evils as you mention. Will we feed on His Word, and be perfected, or will we feed on evil...showing that we are unworthy of Him?

Why don't YOU believe Jesus???

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confrinting with the word wrote:
WE NEED TO GO BACK TO THE SUBJECT OF THIS FORUM.
WHICH SUBJECT IS
Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican.
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QUESTION
DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THE VATICAN SAYS?
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED ONLY FOR THE ROMAN CATHOLICS...
If so
where is it written in the Bible..
Book chapter nd verse please.
Where does it say "in the bible" that every word, every phrase, every sentence MUST BE IN THE BIBLE, in order for it to be true.
Book, chapter and verse please!!
Where does it say "in the bible" that God chose to transmit His divine infallible word ONLY IN THE BIBLE! Book, chapter and verse please!!!
This is your own "distorted-personal opinionated" (idea) THAT YOU HAVE "MADE UP" and "claim to be true" yet you HAVE NEVER proved this to be true,ANYWHERE, IN the bible!
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You said the GOP used to get vast majorities of the Cuban vote, but not recently. What was so extreme and disrespectful about Romney's campaign? I can only guess that it was his hard line on immigration. So if you consider GW Bush's large percentage of the Cuban vote and the fact that he was softer on the illegals, one can really only come to one of two conclusions; Either the GOP lost because of Romney's immigration stance, in which case they better change it if they want to win nationally, or, the Latino's voted for Obama because he's a minority, like them. With a very similar skin color, BTW.
As I said, you will never get beyond your simplistic 'skin color' thing, no matter what I say.

I guess in your mind, that explains the Asian-American vote too.

Deep.

Funny you bring up GWB. Leading up to the election, I didn't hear his name mentioned once by any Republican. That didn't occur to me until now.

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good friend
I want to remind you that the Mass which is said everyday, about 1/2 of it is devoted the Word. And that the entire Mass is based on scripture. And the CC encourages all to read the Bible.
A Catholic does not disrespect the Bible, or a Bible reading person. Rather the opposite is true....
It becomes a problem when the Bible is made equal to being God, and taking pride in one's knowledge of the Bible. It is a sin of presumption, and breaking the 1st Commandment(O.T.).

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Backward reasoning. One's Word is who/what one IS. The worst thing one can do to you is to reject your word when you are telling the truth. God says NOTHING but Truth...and to reject that, is to reject Him.

Few are proud of their Biblical knowledge. Generally the opposite is true. FEW people read/know it as they should.'Taking pride' in one's knowledge is sinful...but NOT KNOWING the Word is worse. "Study to show yourself approved UNTO GOD, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightfully dividing the word of truth." II Tim. 2:15

I've even known some dummies who said they would not read the Bible, so that they would not be held accountable for what they knew. "He that knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is SIN."

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Robert F wrote:
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good friend
I want to remind you that the Mass which is said everyday, about 1/2 of it is devoted the Word. And that the entire Mass is based on scripture. And the CC encourages all to read the Bible.
A Catholic does not disrespect the Bible, or a Bible reading person. Rather the opposite is true....
It becomes a problem when the Bible is made equal to being God, and taking pride in one's knowledge of the Bible. It is a sin of presumption, and breaking the 1st Commandment(O.T.).
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You wrote

It becomes a problem when the Bible is made equal to being God, and taking pride in one's knowledge of the Bible.

Again I ask you

How does one separate God from His Word?

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So you are now changing it up, to say...."the soul is the most precious"....."is worth more than the world."
Trash the Bible....it isn't needed anymore, once you have come to conclude this.
This is the confusion that Christainity conveys to its followers.
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The Bible is given for the salvation of the soul. JESUS was the One Who taught that the whole world could not pay for a human soul. Your soul is YOUR most valued possession...it is 'who' YOU are. Lose The Word of God, the Bible, and you have no hope.
"Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these 'things'(food, clothing, etc.) will be ADDED to you."
KayMarie
Stop backpeddling - you are embarrassing yourself.

Just own up you made a mistake.

Can you? Or are you just too righteous to be humble?

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YOU don't have REMOTEST UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO CONE AGAINST...
"cone against?"

Not sure what fundamentalist lingo this is, but it doesn't sound happy, caring, or even sharing in Jesus.

FYI - I understand perfectly what I write. Unfortunately, you don't.
confrinting with the word wrote:
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If you ever get born again you will understand....until then you are dead to God's word...
I'll never be born again through any of your beliefs, because I am already "born again" through the teachings of Jesus.
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confrinting with the word wrote:
<quoted text>A TRUE CHRISTIAN IS NOT CALLED TO BE A PART OF A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY,
HE IS CALLED TO BE AN AMBASSADOR.... THAT ALLOWS THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REPRESENT GOD THROUGH HIM.
And yet you think you are part of "Christianity" as a whole.

Do you even understand what you write?
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LTM wrote:
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You know HoJo, you have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You never heard it in a protestant church , nor have you heard it in a catholic church.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE CLOSED YOUR MIND AND HEART TO WHAT THE SPIRIT SAYS TO THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST.
(WHICH BY THE WAY IS NOT PROTESTANT NOR IS IT CATHOLIC.)
I BELIEVE THE BIBLE BECAUSE IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR JESUS, WHO KEPT SAYING TO THE DISCIPLES AND THE PHARISEE'S, AND THE DEVIL IT IS WRITTEN. WHE JESUS STOOD UP IN THE TEMPLE AND STARTED PREACHING HE READ FOR THE WRITTEN WORD, WHICH WAS SPEAKING OF HIM.
PICK UP THE BIBLE AND READ IT YOUR SELF HOJO. OR ARE YOU LIKE MOST CATHOLIC'S FULL OF PRIDE PREVENTS YOU FROM SEEKING GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.
YOU, LTM, continue to prove, over and over and over again--that "you have NO IDEA, as to what you are talking about, which is no surprise to ANYONE, especially Catholics.--To begin, I read the bible (every day) and have read it through and through at least on 10 different occasions over a period of 35 years. You, my friend, are so "out of touch" with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, regarding the Christian belief, Salvation, and Our Lords TRUE doctrine of faith as well as the TRUE--spoken and stated words of Jesus Christ (HIMSELF) because of being so "inundated with your "bible only" anti-catholic, anti-church, anti-TRUE GOSPEL heretical teachings. I suggest that you refrain from undermine the TRUE GOSPEL and message of Jesus Christ HIMSELF, and make an effort to "get out of the anti-Church, anti- Catholic "bondage" that have infected your heart, mind and soul. As I said before, YOU are not the "final judge" of ANYONE (elses) Salvation, their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and who is a Christian and who is not!!
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Free Mind wrote:
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Because I object to child porn, I can't possibly be catholic, yet I am still on the rolls.
http://voicefaithful.wordpress.com/2012/11/12...
I refuse to pay these creeps money to take my name off.
And when did Mass attendance become optional for Catholics? Get a grip hojo.
YOU can believe ANYTHING you want--Free Mind! It makes "no difference to me"! I'll continue to follow the historical and biblical TRUTH of Jesus Christ and His One True Catholic Church, at daily Mass, the Gospel readings, the Eucharist (Our Lords TRUE body and blood), the Sacraments, and the Daily Adoration prayer chapel---YOU, MY FRIEND--CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT!!
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Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Eph 3:20 ---> Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us, <---
Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
AMEN CONFRINTING HOW ARE YOU DOING.
Where you effected by any of the storms, that hit New York. So many people still without lights. Toronto really got hit also way up here in Canada. We had a couple of days with high winds and rain, tail end of Sandy.
My husband has been in bed for about 2 weeks he has been aweful sick. went and got some more medication to day.
He has an bad rash all over his body, from the pills they gave him for his prostrate gland.
But he ended up with a bad cold, that settled in his chest.
Up till a couple of years ago my husband was a pretty healthy guy,
that fall he had 2 years this christmas really took some of the wind out of his sails.

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New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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"cone against?"
Not sure what fundamentalist lingo this is, but it doesn't sound happy, caring, or even sharing in Jesus.
FYI - I understand perfectly what I write. Unfortunately, you don't.
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I'll never be born again through any of your beliefs, because I am already "born again" through the teachings of Jesus.
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And yet you think you are part of "Christianity" as a whole.
Do you even understand what you write?
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I made the mistake of responding to your post.. I forgot that all you can do is insult and harangue and harass... like Preston Jr

.I should have ignored you...and from now on unless you write something that is edifying I intend to, IGNORE YOUR POST.
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Pad wrote:
<quoted text>"Broad is the way that leads to destruction,and narrow is the way that leads to Eternal Life,and few there be that find it." I suggest you be not so quick to claim your broad religious claims will lead us all to Christ's eternal salvation.We have yet to see what the next pope will bring to your church.Pope Benedict is not a young spring chicken by any stretch. When one finds Christ hojo,they are not at a loss!
Yes PAD--"broad is the way" --in fact, your bible only Protestant, inconsistent, contradicting and conflicting 42,000+ denominations, are "so broad" that all of you have a "monopoly and a clear path to destruction".----Abortion , gay marriage, euthenasia, emboyonic stem cell research, gay ministers, and on and on and on,(every which way) depending and accepting, anything and everything (every which way)" that the political wind blows! I have found, worship, have accepted, and adhere to the TRUE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST--"each and every day" at daily Mass, the Eucharist, Gods Word, the Sacraments, etc. Unfortunately, for you PAD, you are as "mixed up, confused and distorted in your "anti-catholic judgmental opinion' as LTM, Confrinting, Orville, 4GVN, justachristian1, OLDJG and any other bible only Protestant heretic, that I left out!!

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