Roman Catholic church only true churc...

Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 665064 comments on the CBC News story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican. In it, CBC News reports that:

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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marge

Leesburg, GA

#425762 Mar 4, 2013
Tony, you should say I'm ashamed for what i'm thinking and let Him change you.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#425763 Mar 4, 2013
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marge wrote:
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
To them that are without law, as without law,(being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
To bet on a sure thing is not gambling. My bet is you have no idea what message is in those verses...
4GVN

Jackson, MO

#425764 Mar 4, 2013
Clay wrote:
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Did He call Peter a rock or not?
Did He say upon this rock or not?
Did He give Peter the keys or not?
Did He give Peter the authority that Heaven itself will recognize or not?
I told you what He said; but you choose to disregard it.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#425765 Mar 4, 2013
764
4GVN wrote:
<quoted text>I told you what He said; but you choose to disregard it.
Like most Catholics, he ignores the teaching of his pope approved NABre Bible. Regards Mt 16:18 it teaches:

Church: this word (Greek ekkl&#275;sia) occurs in the gospels only here and in Mt 18:17 (twice). There are several possibilities for an Aramaic original. JesusÂ’ church means the community that he will gather and that, like a building, will have Peter as its solid foundation. That function of Peter consists in his being witness to Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of the living God....

The Catholic Church is a denomination.....No denominations are named in Scripture...

“YESHUA IS LORD”

Since: Apr 07

GAWGIA (GEORGIA)

#425766 Mar 4, 2013
marge wrote:
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Do you remember why you got water-baptized?
Of course. I was not a child. I fully understood as an adult the reason for baptism. That's why I do not believe in baptizing babies and those that are too young to fully comprehend the purpose of baptism and all that it entails.

A child cannot grasp the seriousness of water baptism (BY FULL SUBMERSION)and why it is necessary. That decision must be made as a mature adult that fully comprehends that act. A person needs to VOLUNTARILY decide to be baptized when they understand what it means and a baby don't meet the criteria of understanding the purpose of baptism. So anyone that was baptized as a baby needs to be baptized as a fully comprehending ADULT on a voluntarily basis. It is an act that is only between that person and the Lord God and a baby cannot make that decision.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#425767 Mar 4, 2013
761
marge wrote:
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Ah am curious....how many burdens are you carrying???? Whose burdens are you carrying...what are they...how long will you carry them???

What is this "law of Christ"???????

“YESHUA IS LORD”

Since: Apr 07

GAWGIA (GEORGIA)

#425768 Mar 4, 2013
marge wrote:
Tony, you should say I'm ashamed for what i'm thinking and let Him change you.
Really? Exactly what am I thinking that I should be ashamed of that I need to be changed for?

“YESHUA IS LORD”

Since: Apr 07

GAWGIA (GEORGIA)

#425769 Mar 4, 2013
Having been a student of Gods word for about 45 years now I like to tell people that I'm just a nobody,telling everybody about somebody that can save anybody.

“YESHUA IS LORD”

Since: Apr 07

GAWGIA (GEORGIA)

#425770 Mar 5, 2013
marge wrote:
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Frankly I personally do not consider anything I do relating to service for God, even in service to my fellowman as a burden.

I count being in Gods service as a GREAT JOY and an honor....NOT A BURDEN.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#425771 Mar 5, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
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You're most likely saying things that challenge what they've been taught to believe.
true,but what can i say,i've been taught to be honest.and from what i have seen here and researched myself,i can not agree with their theory of being the the true church of a god that can not definatively proven actually exists.if the c.c. was the true church and the pope was the vicar of christ as they claim,finding a replacement would take no time at all,god would tell the reigning pope who to choose and all is done,no need for this big secret meeting of cardinals who have no idea who's who.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#425772 Mar 5, 2013
Free Mind wrote:
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A+
my first A+ in my life,thank you.my best was an A in cooking and auto mechanics in school.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#425773 Mar 5, 2013
Tony17 wrote:
Having been a student of Gods word for about 45 years now I like to tell people that I'm just a nobody,telling everybody about somebody that can save anybody.
That's beautiful.:)

Since: Nov 08

usa

#425774 Mar 5, 2013
hojo wrote:
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On the contrary!! We, as Catholics "clearly and easily" recognize Protestant heresy, lies, distortions and perverted (personal opinionated confusion) that you bible only "fundies" are so famous for!.... "Relative truth" (what each decides for themselves as truth) is the "only thing" that makes any sense to you out of your persistent "nonsense"!... It is called "liberal theology"!.... It is "no wonder" that today in America, liberalism is considered to be a "mental disorder"!!
i still don't get your bible only speeches,that's all you have to show a god may exist,hearsay phony catholic traditions mean nothing,because there is no support for them,they were made up to help attract people to the church,if they were true traditions,we would be reading about them in scripture/bible,what you have is pagan/christian B.S. don't understand why you can't see that.... or at least show some biblical support for them.
Clay

Lawrence, MA

#425775 Mar 5, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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~~~
YOU WROTE
"How important of a commandment do feel this is?
l ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTION CONCERNING THE ONE BELOW?
Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exo 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
How important of a commandment do feel this is?
I feel that is so important that I would never make graven images of gods and worship them.
This is because i love the Lord thy God with all my heart and soul, Confrint.

Why did you bear false witness against me by implying otherwise? I asked you if you know what bearing false witness means. You followed it up with......bearing false witness?
I'm seriously shocked at your bold n arrogant approach to the faith.

Neither one of us will get to Heaven unless we completely humble ourselves before God.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#425776 Mar 5, 2013
Clay wrote:
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I take that back. I should say I wish I could VISIT there. Lol.
I always had a bit of a connection to Boston because my Irish heritage. Plus the New England states seem scenic. Boston is a place I always thought would be neat to live.
many years ago you'd be right,it was a nice city,but due to over building and disasters like the tunnel which brought the rats to the surface it's deplorable,if you want to see new england at it's finest i suggest a trip here in the fall to the berkshires,you'll never see greater splender in mother natures colors,it's incredible,spring and fall are the best times of the year here,the irish are limited to south boston,and it's not a nice place to go,very predjudice people there,if your not irish you get burned out or shot at or harrassed to the point you can't take it and you have to leave or loose your sanity,it's sad but true.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#425777 Mar 5, 2013
LTM wrote:
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Right noow I am nursing a bad cold, I can only eat popcycles my throat is so sore. Other wise I am fine. I am sorry about your girlfriend Jethro. I really hope things work out for you.
How is your health are you feeling alright??
my health is fine LT,thanks for asking,for your throat mix one part honey,one part real lemon juice,heat it up then add one shot regular whiskey at bed time, and you'll wake up feeling fine.as far as g/f goes maybe by tomorrow we'll be talking and i'll find out where we stand.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#425778 Mar 5, 2013
01Justsayin wrote:
Who deemed the Catholic Church the only true church exactly?
they did,no one else.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#425779 Mar 5, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>they did,no one else.
Agreed.
Clay

Lawrence, MA

#425780 Mar 5, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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Absurd statements!
Saban, Apostolic succession; the Papacy and Magistrium of the Catholic Church was not started because they read certain texts. Its the result of action.
It was started by what the Apostles DID. Not WROTE.
Peter was given authority. We can glimpse this in Matthew 16: 19. But we experienced it when he established Universal Churches and appointed Bishops. We know Peter appointed Bishops because those men also wrote. We know the Bishop of Rome was the leader of the universal Church from very early on. Clement (Bishop of Rome) wrote his epistles with authority while some of the original Apostles were still alive.

This is how Christ set up the Church. This is why we honor the Papacy. When you see people kissing the ring of the Pope, i'd imagine your first thought is confusion and disgust. But if you understood that its a sign of respect for the chair. Not the human sitting in it per se, but the acknowledgement of what happened 2,000 yrs ago when mere men were given authority from Heaven, to govern the Church that Jesus Christ started. To bind and loose things on Earth that the Angels in Heaven will acknowledge.
You might say 'Peter and the Apostles were given that authority, not any other Bishop or Pope!!"
That's not really true. We can see the first sign of this authority being passed on when Clement gives orders in his letter to the Corinthians- written while John (for one) was still alive. Clement was Bishop of Rome. He settled a dispute in Corinth, and they obeyed him. Fast forward 2,000 yrs and its still the same. If there is a dispute amongst the Catholic Churches in Africa, the new Bishop of Rome (Pope) will settle it just like Clement did with the Corinthians. This real authority given from above.
Now, this authority has certain limits because it can't undo what was originally established. In other words, the new Pope does not have the authority to undo the Eucharist, for example. Or Baptism. I say this because today, there are ministers who hate the Papacy, but ironically, have assumed more authority upon themselves then our Popes do.
hojo

Minneapolis, MN

#425781 Mar 5, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
733
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The Catholic Church is a denomination.....No denominations are named in Scripture...


WRONG!! The Catholic Church is not a denomination! It was a Universal "Christian/spiritual entity of the VISIBLE TRUTH of the writings, traditions, manuscripts and letters from Jesus Christ HIMSELF and the Apostoles..... It was, is and will always be, the ONLY TRUE CHURCH that was established by Jesus Christ HIMSELF!!...There was only one Church and Jesus Christ initiated it,(over 2000 years ago) with HIS 1st authoritative, heirarchical, visible, Church at Antioch---headed by the Apostles (with Bishops, elders, priests and deacons in (Acts 2)... Denominational (division) began at the Reformation with Luther, followed by Zwingli, Hus, Wycliff, Calvin, Knox, Cranmer, Hedio and on and on and on and on--(now over 42,000 conflicting and contradicting "relative truth" denominations. EVERY ONE OF THEM are "MAN-MADE" beginning with Luther and the Lutheran Church. NOT ONE OF THEM was initiated, formed, established or founded by Jesus Christ HIMSELF---(Again)----THEY ARE ALL MAN INVENTED, MAN-INITIATED and MAN MADE by "so-called reformers" who claimed to be "so-called (enlightened expert) theologians", who chose to reject over 1500 years of PROVEN and AUTHENTICATED ---TRUE Biblical and Historical TRUTH---from the Early Church Fathers, documented Lives of the Saints and the overwhelming evidence of TRUTH from the Apologistic Historian authors and writers. God is not, nor ever will be, the author of your 42,000+ "bible only" Protestant "relative truth" --MAN-MADE divisions of confusion and chaos!

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