Roman Catholic church only true churc...

Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 659007 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at CBC News.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#428556 Mar 18, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
<quoted text>
What a joke.
No - I was being serious.

Maybe you shouldn't think of others a "joking" all the time, and you may just learn something about your religion and yourself.

Thanks for responding.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#428557 Mar 18, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
later guys.
jethro8 - hugs, dear friend.
Free Mind

Saint Petersburg, FL

#428558 Mar 18, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
533
<quoted text>
450 426
Your babbling does not change facts:
He is still a dead man.....nothing more...nothing else...I could care less what the Catholics thinks he is....
I will put my money only on the sure thing...the Sacred Word of God...
Where do you find the Word of God?
Saban fan

Decatur, AL

#428559 Mar 18, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
We have them because that's what the Apostles established and we have no authority to undo it.
Why do you think you have the authority to undo the Priesthood?
And the:
-Eucharist?
-Baptism?
-Confession?
-Papacy?
-install your own Bible minus 7 books?
-add sola Scripture?
- change faith +works to just 'faith'?
Don't worry, in 50 yrs more fundies will arrive changing what you're teaching today. Heck, you guys are only a hundred yrs old and look what those tent revivals spawned!!
They have pulled the wool over your eyes, Clay.
All Christians are priests:

1 Peter 2:5
1 Peter 2:9
Revelation 1:6

Jesus Christ is our high Priest:

Hebrews 4:14-16
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

When one obeys the gospel of Christ, he is added to the body of Christ and is thereby part of God's holy priesthood. As priests, all can offer up spiritual sacrifices and draw nigh to God through the mediatorship of Jesus.

A sacrificing priesthood of men was indeed appointed under the law of Moses, but the animal sacrifices offered by the priests of the Old Testament were mere types and shadows of the one sacrifice made by Christ. By the one sacrifice made by Jesus, He put an end both to the Levitical priesthood and the Old Testament law.

Hebrews 7:23-25

Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Colossians 2:14-17

having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
sacrificing priesthood of men was indeed appointed under the law of Moses, but the animal sacrifices offered by the priests of the Old Testament were mere types and shadows of the one sacrifice made by Christ. By the one sacrifice made by Jesus, He put an end both to the Levitical priesthood and the Old Testament law.
Hebrews 7:23-25

Jesus is now at the right hand of God and ever lives to make intercession for His people.

Hebrews 9:24

Through the one sacrifice of Himself, He became the sole mediator through which men have access to God.

1 Timothy 2:5
Hebrews 7:26-27
Ephesians 2:18
Hebrews 5:8-9

There is no priesthood on earth that has the right to forbid each Christian to go directly to God through Christ, or to assume the authority to administer graces and obtain mercy for others. All Christians are of that royal priesthood of God, and have but one great High Priest, Jesus Christ.

Why, Clay, if you’re a Christian, would you continue to recognize the “priest” and call him “father”? It’s unscriptural, Clay.
Saban fan

Decatur, AL

#428560 Mar 18, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
No - I was being serious.
Maybe you shouldn't think of others a "joking" all the time, and you may just learn something about your religion and yourself.
Thanks for responding.
Seriously?!

On this topic thread, your an imbecile.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#428561 Mar 18, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously?!
On this topic thread, your an imbecile.
Nope - wrong again.

Please stop projecting.

“Happy 2016!!”

Since: Apr 08

Saint Teresa Pray 4 Us.

#428562 Mar 18, 2013
OH BOY!!!.
Catholics will have more converts again.

The Bible Belt, oh my
Snip….
A church in North Carolina will stop performing marriages until United Methodist pastors are allowed to officiate weddings for same-sex couples in the Tar Heel state.

The Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem made the announcement on its Facebook page on Friday and held a press conference on Sunday detailing its plan. The Rev. Kelly Carpenter told FoxNews.com on Monday that his 400-member congregation and its 18-member Leadership Council have long considered the move.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/18/north-ca...

“Happy 2016!!”

Since: Apr 08

Saint Teresa Pray 4 Us.

#428563 Mar 18, 2013
----NEWS-----NEWS----NEWS

Nearly 200 political and religious delegations expected for Inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square

2013-03-18 20:05:00

Preparations are nearly finalized for the Inauguration Mass on Tuesday for Pope Francis. The Vatican says over 200 religious and political delegations confirmed their attendance, the largest of which hail from the Pope's native Argentina, as well as Italy.

The Mass will begin at 9:30AM, but activity starts nearly an hour before,when the Pope takes a ride across St. Peter's Square before getting ready inside the Basilica. For just the second time, he will be joined by other Catholic leaders.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican Spokesperson
“The patriarchs and the major archbishops, the leaders of all the Eastern Catholic Churches will take part. They along with the Pope will head down to the Tomb of St. Peter to pay homage, and pray.”

They will lead a procession with the Fisherman's ring and stole, symbolizing the Pope's role as the Shepherd or the Church.

Once in the Square, Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, as Protodeacon, will place the stole on him. Cardinal Godfried Danneels, as Protopriest, will lead a prayer. And the Cardinal Dean Angelo Sodano, will hand him the newly-designed, gold-plated, silver Fisherman's ring.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican Spokesperson
“This time around the Pope will receive a ring featuring Saint Peter with the papal keys.”

Six cardinals, two from each order in the college, will then render the homage of obedience to the Pope, sealing the inauguration ceremony as Pope.

But it then gives way to the solemn Mass for the Feast Day of St. Joseph. As has been his style, Pope Francis will shorten the ceremony to make it simpler. A notable change, and perhaps also a nod to the Oriental Catholic Churches, will be the Gospels.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican Spokesperson
“For simplicity, during this Mass the Gospels will be sung only in Greek, because the rest of the Mass will be in Latin.”

After the mass is over, the Pope will head back inside the Basilica and greet the delegates from 132 countries that have confirmed their participation so far.

Several interfaith leaders will also be there, most prominently, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, as well as delegates from 32 other Christian and 16 Jewish groups. Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and Jainism delegates will also be in attendance. The Vatican is expecting at least 200,000 faithful to attend.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#428564 Mar 18, 2013
7th Day Catholic Rocks wrote:
<quoted text>Yeppers ADDED which meand the Church was already in existance.
This is the day the Church of Christ came into exsistence, 33AD. The day of Pentecost is the first day of the new testament church which people were eventually called christians. The catholic church didn't come into exsistence until hundreds of years later, they branched off the Church of Christ. A few elders decided to do things in a way that pleased the roman emperor instead of God, and there you have it, the roman catholic church, which is the biggest deceiver of man in the world. They decided to do things their way instead of God's way which is clearly written in the bible.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#428565 Mar 18, 2013
How ridiculous can these atheists get?
A group of them have launched suit against the US government, demanding to have 'IN GOD WE TRUST' removed from its currency.
My truth how I got here 2

Asheville, NC

#428566 Mar 18, 2013
. and so he replied,"sure"!Not Grandmother nor the son of her's who would eventually become my father, my teacher of all things great and small,and ultimately the truest friend of my adult life,could not have known this is where his unborn son's,Virginia's unborn grandson's journey would start here as well.
As I mentioned one of Ginny's mediums was stained glass.You would be hard pressed not to pass by or admire such work of my grandmother if you were walking,or riding through my city,Pittsburgh,in the Common Wealth of Pa..She is everywhere.So V.E.M. had achieved what very few ever will,immortality. This makes me smile and fills me and I hope my siblings alike with pride.Knowing my brothers and I have carried on our Father's and Grandparent's family name along with the teachings to our own.Now it is so. It is as it should be. For now it has been told.
For the next 8 to 12 years and on each and every Sunday Ginny and her son would visit these places of worship.From the deep rolling hills of the Appalachian wood.Where nothing more was available than a shanty where most of the time no more than a signal family would worship every Weds.and Sun..To the massive copper steeples and domes of the palace like buildings of the ever growing city around them.She took him to them all! There would be no religion passed over as long as it was with in her own truth.Answering his questions on such topics as what languages were spoken and why.To the significance of the cross and why the Christian's bare such an idem of pain and suffering.To the question,"What's that blonde girl's name in the second pew"?I believe as his education on religion was acquired,Ginny knew exactly where he would go to worship and how.My Grandmother is Mormon she died Mormon will forever be Mormon.As it came to be my father would be as well.I don't know if there was some sort of a guilt trip Ginny set upon him in order to comply with her wishes.A thought he would do so out of respect for his mother,or just didn't want to deal with the drama if he did not join the church.I will never know for I will never ask.For the sole reason of respect.That what is of yours, his,and mine, this reason alone deserves the respect by one and all."It does not matter what name you assign the Heavenly Father.There is but only one God".I also believe through Father's journey with my grandmother,his mission through the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ and Latter day Saints,his relationship with his own father,my father acquired an exquisite knowledge of the human being.When it comes to development,how and why one develops from the the sponge state.Why the experiences of the human in this state of development dictates the out come of that human.In turn,the forethought to know when to hold em,fold em,to flee,or to fight.To know you fellow human better than he.Most importantly for the ability to keep the ones who would do you or others harm always guessing.To have the ability to exposed such people to certain situations,true or false but life defining questions,answers,actions and reactions to increase one's own odds of survival.
Now with the knowledge I have acquired and I being my father's son I refuse and reject the notion of absolute blind faith.I at 14 years of age with the sole intent to be the most informed out of my age group.To examine the actions and reactions of the powers that be.What are,the reasons for all actions preformed by such powers.The effects of such actions and who it benefited,if any.The most important question is,to what degree of harm was imposed and or ignored by said actions do to any species of the human race.
This I know to be the only absolute truths I have considered valuable of the public school system. 1)That history will repeat its self.The only way to protect our self from this truth is through education.2)If one will not truly change with true change one becomes obsolete and one dies.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#428567 Mar 18, 2013
RCC origin...continuated..

For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was banned by the Roman Empire, and Christians were terribly persecuted. This changed after the “conversion” of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Constantine “legalized” Christianity with the Edict of Milan in A.D. 313. Later, in A.D. 325, Constantine called the Council of Nicea in an attempt to unify Christianity. Constantine envisioned Christianity as a religion that could unite the Roman Empire, which at that time was beginning to fragment and divide. While this may have seemed to be a positive development for the Christian church, the results were anything but positive. Just as Constantine refused to fully embrace the Christian faith, but continued many of his pagan beliefs and practices, so the Christian church that Constantine promoted was a mixture of true Christianity and Roman paganism.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#428568 Mar 18, 2013
533 450 426
Free Mind wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you find the Word of God?
I nominate that question as the most asinine ever posted on this forum!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
marge

Leesburg, GA

#428569 Mar 18, 2013
StarC wrote:
OH BOY!!!.
Catholics will have more converts again.
The Bible Belt, oh my
Snip….
A church in North Carolina will stop performing marriages until United Methodist pastors are allowed to officiate weddings for same-sex couples in the Tar Heel state.
The Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem made the announcement on its Facebook page on Friday and held a press conference on Sunday detailing its plan. The Rev. Kelly Carpenter told FoxNews.com on Monday that his 400-member congregation and its 18-member Leadership Council have long considered the move.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/18/north-ca...
Who you talking to StarC? None of the born-agains who post here allow for gay marriages or gay lifestyles in their churches to be ok.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#428570 Mar 18, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
<quoted text>
~~~
I CANNOT ACCOUNT FOR YOUR BISHOPS...
AS FOR ME...I DRAW MY KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORD OF GOD,
FOUNDED IN THE FOUR GOSPELS...
Interpreted to mean "I was not ordained...I just assumed the title".

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#428571 Mar 18, 2013
564
Working for the Lord wrote:
<quoted text> This is the day the Church of Christ came into exsistence, 33AD. The day of Pentecost is the first day of the new testament church which people were eventually called christians. The catholic church didn't come into exsistence until hundreds of years later, they branched off the Church of Christ. A few elders decided to do things in a way that pleased the roman emperor instead of God, and there you have it, the roman catholic church, which is the biggest deceiver of man in the world. They decided to do things their way instead of God's way which is clearly written in the bible.
Church of Christ is a Christian denomination....He built no denomination...

Proof: In Rev when He referred to the seven (7) churches...none were referred to as the Church of Christ!!!!

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#428572 Mar 18, 2013
JUST-A-CHRISTIAN wrote:
How ridiculous can these atheists get?
A group of them have launched suit against the US government, demanding to have 'IN GOD WE TRUST' removed from its currency.
~~~

THEY ALREADY HAVE THEIR OWN HOLLOW DAY...

IT IS THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL...

APRIL FOOLS DAY....WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT..

Psa_14:1 . The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Psa_36:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psa_53:1 A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
Saban fan

United States

#428573 Mar 18, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
564
<quoted text>
Church of Christ is a Christian denomination....He built no denomination...
Proof: In Rev when He referred to the seven (7) churches...none were referred to as the Church of Christ!!!!
They were all churches of Christ. Christ built the church. Those 7 were His. He was the head. Romans 16:16b proves to us they were 'churches of Christ'

As Christ's church it isn't a denomination. And, if you think it is a denomination, prove it by finding a belief in the church that is not scripturally based.

..........

........

..........

..........
LTM

Marathon, Canada

#428574 Mar 18, 2013
My truth how I got here wrote:
The right hand is open,palm up and holding the world that is wrapped twice with gold ribbon.Everything painted in the piece that was gold was true twenty four kt. gold leaf.As for the face.It shall forever be seared in my,for a lack of a better word,soul.His face showed age but with an all knowing sensibility.Ginny somehow painted the kindness and love of a new mother and the disappointment of a father.All of which seemed to lie within the eyes alone.The eyes were a crystal blue.The piece seemed to be alive.Some were convinced it was.At the studio as a child the painting terrified me.Though I couldn't take my eyes off him as he did in kind.Anywhere I walked his eyes followed. Ginny noticed it was bothering me while working the piece. Never looking up said. "It's an illusion boy, a trick.I picked up in Yugoslavia".Her attempt to set me at ease failed. His build was very muscular. His hair was long,just past the crease of the trapeziums of the shoulder. It looked as if you were to touch it you would be able to feel the soft,healthy hair of a five year old.His beard,neat,long to the sternum with the same effect.His legs large and
muscular as well. His feet wore the most ordinary looking leather sandals. As I write, I wonder,why the sandals? Nothing in the blue back round.Just the being, the thrown,and his creation.It haunts me to this day for many different reasons.
I did mention Ginny was an eccentric and an unconventional artist.Most of the great
artists are as such.The piece was not spared from this.There is an unspoken rule among artist of such a genera.No artist shall capture the image of the Heavenly Father in any medium.This is why the paintings of God in the Bible will have a blur over where the face should be.In most cases an artist will paint the image of the sun or a star. As I said Ginny was an original and very
unconventional with all aspects of her life. When my father was a young lad and became a bit inquisitive of his mothers work Ginny went for nothing else,unconventional.Ginny,know ing the importance of age appropriate.Attempted the explanation, the concept of religion.As it was told to me by my father.
"For the vast number of stars in the heavens there are just as many interpretations of religion".She went on to say,"and as for the vast differences in the interpretations,there are many similar teachings in all,Know this boy.It does not matter what name you assign to the Heavenly Father. There is but only one God.We as the meek,can only interpret what we were never to understand.Develop as a human being as an adult.Never be afraid to adjust your self or your belief".Ginny watched her son process the information and waited.When my father continue his education on the subject with a question on the places of worship,Ginny asked, "Would you like to visit such places"? Continued My truth 2
{There are many pieces I remember.None more than the piece when Ginny captured the image of the Heavenly Father.}

"THERE IS NO WAY SHE COULD MAKE A PAINTING OF GOD THE HEAVENLY FATHER, SHE HASN'T A CLUE WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE." NO ONE DOES

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#428575 Mar 18, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
<quoted text>
Interpreted to mean "I was not ordained...I just assumed the title".
~~~

Some remarks are so dense they are not worth giving a a response to....

I'll just leave it to you to guess.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Top Stories Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
I'll always love you, Bowy...4REAL 7 min Doctor REALITY 3
Play "end of the word" part 2 (Dec '15) 15 min Poppyann 3,054
The Christian Atheist debate (Jun '15) 16 min MUQ2 71,226
Moms having sex with their sons (Aug '12) 47 min jane 103
Should Black People Forgive White People for Sl... (Jun '07) 2 hr crucifiedguy 5,101
Prove there's a god. (Mar '08) 2 hr River Tam 974,884
Israel End is Near (Feb '15) 2 hr Brian_G 787
Poll Was 9/11 a conspiracy?? (Oct '07) 4 hr MUQ2 283,045
News Reason to cringe: Female voters react to Trump 6 hr Fit2Serve 298
More from around the web