Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#414364 Jan 9, 2013
Dan wrote:
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I gave you the Form of Confession.
That's what happens. Nothing about having to make full restitution immediately or turn oneself into law-enforcement. I'm not saying that these individual situations cannot occur, but it's not the Form fo Confession.
It's a confessional, not an interrogation room.
Confessing your sin is being responsible. That's why Catholics have to do it. They don't simply state "that's between me and God.".
Dan says.......That's what happens. Nothing about having to make full restitution immediately or turn oneself into law-enforcement.

Michael says.....I would believe the right thing to do would to be upfront with your crime.
.... If you stole a bicycle you return it. If you hit your spouse you apologize. If you sexually molested someone how can you be forgiven in the confessional if you have no intention to apologize to the victim, who is suffering, and notify police of your crime?

How could an offending priest/bishop hear my confession, and give me advice, if they aren't doing it themselves.

Truth, and honesty is the best policy. Its obvious church offenders didn't live by those virtues..........but they tell you to!





MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#414366 Jan 9, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Anthony-
Michael says he's "sure" of this, "sure" of that, even after I gave him the Form of Confession twice, neither instance making absolution conditional.
As I stated earlier, he claims his own facts for "sure".
First, I don't believe many catholic clergy tell other priests their confessions or sins as most are personal friends of each other. Its probably the sign of the cross and you are absolved with a few prayers for repentance. I will find a former priest to confirm this.

Confession is held in closed quarters so the priest isn't suppose to know who's confession he is hearing.

I can't imagine a priest, golfing buddy of the priest hearing his confession telling him he masterbated 10 times, had impure thoughts 8 times, and lusted after the lady working in the supermarket down the street.

I just don't believe such confessions are told with full knowldege to personal friends being other priests.

my opinion.....

hojo

Chanhassen, MN

#414367 Jan 9, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a list of Lutheran sects. Maybe more than 42, but who's counting?
Lutheranism
Main article: List of Lutheran denominations
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America
Church of the Lutheran Confession
Concordia Lutheran Conference
Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference Evangelical Lutheran Church "Concord" (Russia)
Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (Germany)
Evangelical Lutheran Synod (United States)
Lutheran Church of Central Africa Malawi Conference
Lutheran Church of Central Africa Zambia Conference
Ukrainian Lutheran Church
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (United States)
Evangelical Catholic Church
Kosovo Protestant Evangelical Church
Evangelical Community Church-Lutheran
Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America
International Lutheran Council American Association of Lutheran Churches
Evangelical Lutheran Church - Synod of France and Belgium
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil
Evangelical Lutheran Church of England
Gutnius Lutheran Church
Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church
Japan Lutheran Church
Lanka Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church—Canada
Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (United States)
Lutheran Church of Australia (associate member)
Laestadian Lutheran Church
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Lutheran Church of China (no longer in existence)
Lutheran Church-International
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (United States)
Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (United States)
Lutheran Ministerium and Synod - USA
Lutheran World Federation Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church
Arcot Lutheran Church
Batak Christian Protestant Church
Church of Denmark
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Church of Iceland
Church of Norway
Church of Sweden
Church of the Faroe Islands
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Madhya Pradesh
Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Himalayan States
Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway (associate member)
Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chotanagpur and Assam
Indian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jeypore Evangelical Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church of Australia (associate member)
Malagasy Lutheran Church
Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church
Simalungun Protestant Christian Church
South Andhra Lutheran Church
Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church
Thanks Dan! "Denial of Truth" are the three words have (conveniently) "escaped" the Protestant vocabulary of their 42,000+ contradicting (hodge-podge) of inconsistent denominations!!
fred

Piedmont, OK

#414368 Jan 9, 2013
My heavenly father is not a god....And you will cause them to forget my name....

His name Is Yahweh man changed his name and made him A god.......he is not a god never was never will be but for mortal man....who really knows who you are worshiping by your god worship it could be any and every god but you are not worshiping the creator.
LTM

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#414369 Jan 9, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you would rather have "Paul", "John", and "Matthew" authorities than "God".
Why don't you believe Jesus?
We must not participate in any practice in God's service unless we find it taught in the gospel. If God's word says to do a thing, we must do it just as He says and not change it.

What does that say, go back and read the whole post.
7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#414370 Jan 9, 2013
Chuck wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree that these cases are everywhere but the difference is you Regina continue to financially support the catholic church correct?
And do you think your money has in the past or continues to pay for lawsuits?
She must get a blessing outof it since she continues to do it. However the blessing she gets is from satan not Christ.
LTM

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#414371 Jan 9, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
LTM
God is the Authority.
The Bible is the standard.
When you interpret the Bible according to some "Principle". One must define the "Principle". In your case it would be best to say that you understand the Bible in a historically real sense, a morally responsible sense, and as a God-breathed(inspired) spiritual sense....
Secondly, when you make a list of Bible principles, it is "YOU", or someone you follow, that has made the list of principles. This necessarily invalidates the Bible Authority. One could randomly pick out some scriptures and apply them in any way, and say, "The Bible's Authority declares it so, when in fact it is the person making the list who is the "Authority".
Here is the problem. If the Bible is the Authority, then you can't fly on a jet, drive a car, watch tv, or use a computer. Why? Because your Authority said nothing, and you cannot assume anything.
I don't interpret the Bible, I read the word and what it says.
I have learned over the years to read word for word, if I don't understand it the first time, I re read it.
Also we have got to remember when we read the Bible, we are talking about a different time, and a different culture.
That is a bad example Rob, because like reading the Bible these things can be learned.
I don't watch the garbage that is on T.V. and I love my computer.
I have studied the Bible for many years. and I am still learning many things about it.
Do you know something Rob I can sit down and read any book and can't remember the paper I just read, but for some reason the Bible I do.
It can the living word Rob, God Gave it to the world, Catholic's got it all wrong.
The Bible clearly says
'FOR GOD SO LOVES THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON." IT DOESN'T SAY GOD SO LOVE THE CATHOLIC'S HE DIE FOR JUST THEM.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND YOU ROB IS I BELEIVE JESUS ALONE SAVES, NOT MY DENOMINATION, OR A POPE, OR MARY, OR ANYONE, OR ANY THING ELSE.
BEFORE I EVEN PICKED UP A BIBLE TO READ I WAS PRAYING TO GOD, I WAS 3 WHEN I FIRST SANG A SONG THAT WAS TAUGHT TO ME IN A ORPHANAGE BY A MAN IN A WHEEL CHAIR WHO CAME EVERY SUNDAY."\IT GOES LIKE THIS .

"DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE BORN AGAIN'
DOES THE SPIRIT DWELL WITH IN AND CONVICT YOU OF YOUR SIN.
ARE YOU READY IF THE LORD SHOULD COME,
DO YOU KNOW WITH OUT A DOUBT ,
THAT YOUR SIN WHERE BOUGHT WITH BLOOD,
DO YOU KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT
KNOW IF YOU BEEN BORN AGAIN.
I BELONG TO JESUS, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE TEACHER OF ALL TRUTHS.
7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#414373 Jan 9, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
<quoted text>
By supporting the leader of your SDA cult you are equally guilty of all the sins he/she commits.
Happy Festivus!
Why do you think everu gentile that keeps the Sabbath is a member of the SDA or J.W.? Not so they are keeping it because it is the Lords Day of rest and a commandment made for man from the first week of creation and a sign as to which God they acknowledge and are serving.
LTM

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#414374 Jan 9, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
LTM
God is the Authority.
The Bible is the standard.
When you interpret the Bible according to some "Principle". One must define the "Principle". In your case it would be best to say that you understand the Bible in a historically real sense, a morally responsible sense, and as a God-breathed(inspired) spiritual sense....
Secondly, when you make a list of Bible principles, it is "YOU", or someone you follow, that has made the list of principles. This necessarily invalidates the Bible Authority. One could randomly pick out some scriptures and apply them in any way, and say, "The Bible's Authority declares it so, when in fact it is the person making the list who is the "Authority".
Here is the problem. If the Bible is the Authority, then you can't fly on a jet, drive a car, watch tv, or use a computer. Why? Because your Authority said nothing, and you cannot assume anything.
Your post is really puzzeling Rob, by whose authority do you, tell me I can't possibley read and understand the Bible.
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
What do you think that means Rob, do you not believe that God is able to teach His church (WHICH ARE PEOPLE) THROUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT, WHY DO YOU PUT DOUBT IN PEOPLE, WHY DO YOU DENY THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
REV 3 READ IT ROB, GOD OPENS DOORS NO MAN CAN CLOSE, AND SHUTS THE DOORS NO MAN CAN OPEN.
FARTHER MORE I THINK YOU ARE TRYING TO BLOCK THE CATHOLIC PEOPLES WAY TO GODS THRONE ROOM PAST THE VEIL THAT WAS TORE IN TWO FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, IT MEANS THE EARTHLY PRIEST HOOD IS DONE WITH.
WE HAVE A HOLY HIGH PRIEST HIS NAME IS JESUS, AND ALL WHO HAVE BEEN WASH IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB BELONGS TO THAT ROYAL PRIESTHOOD.
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#414375 Jan 9, 2013
Free MInd wrote:
<quoted text>
So where do we find the results this RCC moral superiority?
Why did the perfect teacher on morals wait until the 19th century to formerly condemn slavery?
We hear all the talk, but where do we see the RCC's supposed superior relations with God actually manifested in the real world?
Holy Diplomatic Immunity!
Western civilization and the freedom of mankind, yours included, can be demonstrably credited to the Catholic Church. A thank you would be nice.
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#414376 Jan 9, 2013
7th Day Catholic Rocks wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you think everu gentile that keeps the Sabbath is a member of the SDA or J.W.? Not so they are keeping it because it is the Lords Day of rest and a commandment made for man from the first week of creation and a sign as to which God they acknowledge and are serving.
You can keep the Sabbath on Saturday if you want, nobody's giving you any grief over it.

However, are you ok with Christians designating Sunday as our day of worship?
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#414377 Jan 9, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
Your post is really puzzeling Rob, by whose authority do you, tell me I can't possibley read and understand the Bible.
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
What do you think that means Rob, do you not believe that God is able to teach His church (WHICH ARE PEOPLE) THROUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT, WHY DO YOU PUT DOUBT IN PEOPLE, WHY DO YOU DENY THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
REV 3 READ IT ROB, GOD OPENS DOORS NO MAN CAN CLOSE, AND SHUTS THE DOORS NO MAN CAN OPEN.
FARTHER MORE I THINK YOU ARE TRYING TO BLOCK THE CATHOLIC PEOPLES WAY TO GODS THRONE ROOM PAST THE VEIL THAT WAS TORE IN TWO FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, IT MEANS THE EARTHLY PRIEST HOOD IS DONE WITH.
WE HAVE A HOLY HIGH PRIEST HIS NAME IS JESUS, AND ALL WHO HAVE BEEN WASH IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB BELONGS TO THAT ROYAL PRIESTHOOD.
"As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction."

And you are certainly unlearned and unstable.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#414378 Jan 9, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't interpret the Bible, I read the word and what it says.
I have learned over the years to read word for word, if I don't understand it the first time, I re read it.
Also we have got to remember when we read the Bible, we are talking about a different time, and a different culture.
That is a bad example Rob, because like reading the Bible these things can be learned.
I don't watch the garbage that is on T.V. and I love my computer.
I have studied the Bible for many years. and I am still learning many things about it.
Do you know something Rob I can sit down and read any book and can't remember the paper I just read, but for some reason the Bible I do.
It can the living word Rob, God Gave it to the world, Catholic's got it all wrong.
The Bible clearly says
'FOR GOD SO LOVES THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON." IT DOESN'T SAY GOD SO LOVE THE CATHOLIC'S HE DIE FOR JUST THEM.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND YOU ROB IS I BELEIVE JESUS ALONE SAVES, NOT MY DENOMINATION, OR A POPE, OR MARY, OR ANYONE, OR ANY THING ELSE.
BEFORE I EVEN PICKED UP A BIBLE TO READ I WAS PRAYING TO GOD, I WAS 3 WHEN I FIRST SANG A SONG THAT WAS TAUGHT TO ME IN A ORPHANAGE BY A MAN IN A WHEEL CHAIR WHO CAME EVERY SUNDAY."\IT GOES LIKE THIS .
"DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE BORN AGAIN'
DOES THE SPIRIT DWELL WITH IN AND CONVICT YOU OF YOUR SIN.
ARE YOU READY IF THE LORD SHOULD COME,
DO YOU KNOW WITH OUT A DOUBT ,
THAT YOUR SIN WHERE BOUGHT WITH BLOOD,
DO YOU KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT
KNOW IF YOU BEEN BORN AGAIN.
I BELONG TO JESUS, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE TEACHER OF ALL TRUTHS.
LTM good friend

I agree. There isn't much on tv anymore that I watch.

And yet we all have our cultural biases. For you, remembering the "old days", is like so many of us. I do watch on tv "Joy of Music", by Diane Bish, as she plays the organ, and so many of the hymns she plays bring me back to my youth.

That being said, one must not make the past a "utopia". As we must pray to deal with today's temptations, and be delivered from evil.

I am not a subscriber to the rather strict sense of the RCC giving the Bible. Yes it is true that the Church was the organizer, and preserved it through the ages(I am speaking mainly of the N.T.) in this respect. But it is mainly in how one views what the Church is, and not our distorted view of the past.

I spend about 2 hours of Bible read/study and praying the Bible a day. I find, it a joy, when I can meditate on just a word or two in the Bible(known as lectio divina).

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#414379 Jan 9, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
Your post is really puzzeling Rob, by whose authority do you, tell me I can't possibley read and understand the Bible.
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
What do you think that means Rob, do you not believe that God is able to teach His church (WHICH ARE PEOPLE) THROUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT, WHY DO YOU PUT DOUBT IN PEOPLE, WHY DO YOU DENY THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
REV 3 READ IT ROB, GOD OPENS DOORS NO MAN CAN CLOSE, AND SHUTS THE DOORS NO MAN CAN OPEN.
FARTHER MORE I THINK YOU ARE TRYING TO BLOCK THE CATHOLIC PEOPLES WAY TO GODS THRONE ROOM PAST THE VEIL THAT WAS TORE IN TWO FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, IT MEANS THE EARTHLY PRIEST HOOD IS DONE WITH.
WE HAVE A HOLY HIGH PRIEST HIS NAME IS JESUS, AND ALL WHO HAVE BEEN WASH IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB BELONGS TO THAT ROYAL PRIESTHOOD.
LTM

I didn't say not to read the Bible. I did not say not to seek understanding the Bible.

Rather, it is God who is the Author, and Authority of the Bible.(Not our minds, or our understanding.)

Actually, I am trying to understand the views of orthodoxy from the effects of philosophy and culture on Christianity through time.

More specifically; the relationship of the "will/free-will" in early Christianity towards sin, and the understanding of this relationship through time to the present.

The reason is to find "common" ground upon which the Christians might reconcile differences....

In a sense we must confess we are all sinners, and have strayed.

Obviously, there is only One Foundation, Jesus.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#414380 Jan 9, 2013
I humbly ask you all to pray for my brother who lives in Ohio.

We found out he has pancreas cancer.
It doesn't look good but I know that God is in full control.

His son,my nephew died last month.

Please keep us all in your prayers.
Alien Outlaw

Virginia, IL

#414381 Jan 9, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus never promised it would be easy.
If you are with 2 or 3 people talking about the Lord you are the Church of Christ come together in His HOly Name, there He will be also.
I never miss an oppotunity to talk about Jesus.
The question we are worried about....Does he answer back...do you hear him talk......if yes. Dilusional skitzo....meds will help. Anyway, why would such a powerful and almighty guy let his son walk on water, split the sea and wear a crown of thorns? Its ok, we know the answer..........fantasy world!
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#414382 Jan 9, 2013
Robert F wrote:
<quoted text>
LTM
I didn't say not to read the Bible. I did not say not to seek understanding the Bible.
Rather, it is God who is the Author, and Authority of the Bible.(Not our minds, or our understanding.)
Actually, I am trying to understand the views of orthodoxy from the effects of philosophy and culture on Christianity through time.
More specifically; the relationship of the "will/free-will" in early Christianity towards sin, and the understanding of this relationship through time to the present.
The reason is to find "common" ground upon which the Christians might reconcile differences....
In a sense we must confess we are all sinners, and have strayed.
Obviously, there is only One Foundation, Jesus.
1 Cor. 3:11 - Jesus is called the only foundation of the Church, and yet in Eph. 2:20, the apostles are called the foundation of the Church. Similarly, in 1 Peter 2:25, Jesus is called the Shepherd of the flock, but in Acts 20:28, the apostles are called the shepherds of the flock. These verses show that there are multiple metaphors for the Church, and that words used by the inspired writers of Scripture can have various meanings. Catholics agree that God is the rock of the Church, but this does not mean He cannot confer this distinction upon Peter as well, to facilitate the unity He desires for the Church.

http://www.scripturecatholic.com/the_church.h...

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#414383 Jan 9, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
<quoted text>
Vern Daugherty (pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Crossville, TN): At the sentencing hearing for a fellow pastor who admitted guilt on a child sex charge, PASTOR DAUGHERTY PUBLICLY ATTACKED AND TRASHED THE 14-YEAR-OLD VICTIM.
http://stopbaptistpredators.org/collusion_ind...
Regina,

Never heard of a part time precher before.
guest

United States

#414384 Jan 9, 2013
Free MInd wrote:
So where do we find the results this RCC moral superiority?
Why did the perfect teacher on morals wait until the 19th century to formerly condemn slavery?
We hear all the talk, but where do we see the RCC's supposed superior relations with God actually manifested in the real world?
Holy Diplomatic Immunity!
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Anthony MN wrote:
Western civilization and the freedom of mankind, yours included, can be demonstrably credited to the Catholic Church. A thank you would be nice.
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LOL!
THIS is about as insane as it gets, Anthony!*Western civilization*? attributed to the RCC? NOTHING could be further from the truth!
From the time of Constantine on .. the Western world has been embroiled in wars *credited* to the Catholic Church.
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and as if that were not enough, the RCC has sole *credit* for the following!
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Inquisitions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquisition
http://www.gotquestions.org/inquisitions.html
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Torture:
as sanctioned by the POPE himself ...Torture could be used after 1252. On May 15, Pope Innocent IV issued a papal bull entitled Ad exstirpanda, which authorized the use of torture by inquisitors.

https://www.google.com/search...
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Pedophilia:
this page has a nice 'graphic' showing the international dimension of problem:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_sex_abu...
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"Freedom of mankind" - according to the Catholic Church - is being a subject of the Catholic church.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#414385 Jan 9, 2013
good info

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