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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 600085 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

Ames, IA

#434004 Apr 19, 2013
Four things are prohibited in this decree:

1. Pollutions of idols;

2fornication;

3. things strangled;

4. blood.

By the first, Pollutions of Idols, or, as it is in Acts 15:25, meats offered to idols, not only all idolatry was forbidden, but eating things offered in sacrifice to idols, knowing that they were thus offered, and joining with idolaters in their sacred feasts, which were always an incentive either to idolatry itself, or to the impure acts generally attendant on such festivals.

By the second, Fornication, all uncleanness of every kind was prohibited; for πορ νει α not only means fornication, but adultery, incestuous mixtures, and especially the prostitution which was so common at the idol temples, viz. in Cyprus, at the worship of Venus; and the shocking disorders exhibited in the Bacchanalia, Lupercalia, and several others.

By the third, Things Strangled, we are to understand the flesh of those animals which were strangled for the purpose of keeping the blood in the body, as such animals were esteemed a greater delicacy.

By the fourth, Blood, we are to understand, not only the thing itself, for the reasons which I have assigned in the note on Genesis 9:4, and for others detailed at the end of this chapter; but also all cruelty, manslaughter, murder, etc., as some of the ancient fathers have understood it.
marge

Ames, IA

#434005 Apr 19, 2013
From blood. The use of blood was prohibited by the Mosaic law (Le 17:14 De 12:16,23), and for wise reasons this prohibition was extended to Gentiles. The Roman epicures were wont to drown fowls in wine and then use the flesh. It was a common thing to drink wine mingled with blood. The only way to strike at these savage practices was to prohibit its use.
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#434006 Apr 19, 2013
marge wrote:
Four things are prohibited in this decree:
1. Pollutions of idols;
2fornication;
3. things strangled;
4. blood.
By the first, Pollutions of Idols, or, as it is in Acts 15:25, meats offered to idols, not only all idolatry was forbidden, but eating things offered in sacrifice to idols, knowing that they were thus offered, and joining with idolaters in their sacred feasts, which were always an incentive either to idolatry itself, or to the impure acts generally attendant on such festivals.
By the second, Fornication, all uncleanness of every kind was prohibited; for πορ νει α not only means fornication, but adultery, incestuous mixtures, and especially the prostitution which was so common at the idol temples, viz. in Cyprus, at the worship of Venus; and the shocking disorders exhibited in the Bacchanalia, Lupercalia, and several others.
By the third, Things Strangled, we are to understand the flesh of those animals which were strangled for the purpose of keeping the blood in the body, as such animals were esteemed a greater delicacy.
By the fourth, Blood, we are to understand, not only the thing itself, for the reasons which I have assigned in the note on Genesis 9:4, and for others detailed at the end of this chapter; but also all cruelty, manslaughter, murder, etc., as some of the ancient fathers have understood it.
What in thee Heck are you babbling about?

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434007 Apr 19, 2013
Clay wrote:
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ooh not really.'ROMAN' Catholicism did not exist then, and it doesn't really exist now. In a theological sense anyway.
I never mentioned "Roman" Catholicism. I mentioned Catholicism. They were the first group to take the title of Christian, but not the last by far. Protesters immediately came from all angles right from the beginning of Christianity, claiming to have the one and only truth in their theologies, and it has never ended to this day, as is proof from the conflicting theologies noted on this forum.
marge

Ames, IA

#434008 Apr 19, 2013
15:7-21 We see from the words purifying their hearts by faith, and the address of St. Peter, that justification by faith, and sanctification by the Holy Ghost, cannot be separated; and that both are the gift of God.

We have great cause to bless God that we have heard the gospel. May we have that faith which the great Searcher of hearts approves, and attests by the seal of the Holy Spirit.

Then our hearts and consciences will be purified from the guilt of sin, and we shall be freed from the burdens some try to lay upon the disciples of Christ.

Paul and Barnabas showed by plain matters of fact, that God owned the preaching of the pure gospel to the Gentiles without the law of Moses; therefore to press that law upon them, was to undo what God had done.

The opinion of James was, that the Gentile converts ought not to be troubled about Jewish rites, but that they should abstain from meats offered to idols, so that they might show their hatred of idolatry.

Also, that they should be cautioned against fornication, which was not abhorred by the Gentiles as it should be, and even formed a part of some of their rites.

They were counselled to abstain from things strangled, and from eating blood; this was forbidden by the law of Moses, and also here, from reverence to the blood of the sacrifices, which being then still offered, it would needlessly grieve the Jewish converts, and further prejudice the unconverted Jews.

Let converts be warned to avoid all appearances of the evils which they formerly practised, or are likely to be tempted to; and caution them to use Christian liberty with moderation and prudence.
Matthew Henry's Bible Commentary.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434009 Apr 19, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Hitler?? You take the worst madman in the history of the world,
The pooes were all madmen, ordering the torture and slaughter of Jews left and right, calling them ALL "Christ-killers."

Hitler learned what his Catholic heritage taught him.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434010 Apr 19, 2013
hojo wrote:
<quoted text>
You, June, have become an "expert" at trashing (any and all religion),
I hope so. I wouldn't want to take sides concerning who owns the one and only truthful mythology.

:)

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434011 Apr 19, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly dear radical. It didn't happen. Jesus never went about undoing Judaism. He didn't start a new religion. He fulfilled Judaism.
So then why aren't you a Jew? Catholics should strive to be perfected Jews, not Christians.

:)
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#434012 Apr 19, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
The pooes were all madmen, ordering the torture and slaughter of Jews left and right, calling them ALL "Christ-killers."
Hitler learned what his Catholic heritage taught him.
ridiculous June. Not worth engaging in a discussion about.
marge

Ames, IA

#434013 Apr 19, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
What in thee Heck are you babbling about?
You said 'The Catholic Church is the continuation of Judaism'

I was showing you how it's not so or shouldn't be.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434014 Apr 19, 2013
Religion - A Delusion wrote:
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How can I prove your delusion?
I am aware of the supposed miracle, but your own church doesn't even make the claims that you make.
Maybe this will help a little. You have a proficient story-teller to explain "miracles."

:)
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>

The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors … Christianity before Christ, by Kersey Graves … first published in 1875.

Catholic Miracles

And Forsyth’s Italy (p. 344), written by a highly accredited author, tells us that a withered elm tree was suddenly restored to full life and vigor by coming in contact with the body of St. Zenobis, and that this miracle took place in the most public part of the town, in the presence of many thousands of people; that “it is recorded by contemporary historians, and inscribed upon a marble column now standing where the tree stood.”
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#434015 Apr 19, 2013
marge wrote:
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As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."
Learn what Christianity really is and not what your false teachers say. Don't be a victim to these self proclaimed Ministers.

www.ignatiusinsight.com/features/schoemanintv...

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434016 Apr 19, 2013
to be a proficient story-teller

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434017 Apr 19, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
ridiculous June. Not worth engaging in a discussion about.
Of course it's not worth engaging in, that is why you don't engage. The popes were nuttier than fruitcakes. It must have been part of their Catholic imperfections as they strived to be perfected Jews.

:)

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434018 Apr 19, 2013
marge wrote:
15:7-21 We see from the words purifying their hearts by faith, and the address of St. Peter,
It's all hocus pocus.

There was no SAINT Peter. Had Peter lived, he would have thought of himself as a perfected Jew ... NOT as a Catholic pope.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434019 Apr 19, 2013
It's tragic that people could be so easily fooled by scamming authors of junk-theology.
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>

The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors … Christianity before Christ, by Kersey Graves … first published in 1875.

Catholic Miracles

The editor of “The Official Memoirs” declares that during the Italian war in 1797, several pictures of the virgin Mary, situated in different parts of the country, were seen to open and shut their eyes for the space of six or seven months, and that no less than sixty thousand people actually saw this miracle performed, including many bishops, deacons, cardinals, and other officers of the church, whose names are given.
Just sayin

Antioch, TN

#434020 Apr 19, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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I don't believe that I am a god, that I speak for a god, or that there is a god anywhere in existence.
You don't believe in Allah, so does that mean that you believe you are your own god ... OR that you only value an image of a personalized god that suits YOUR fancy?
If you believe truth is relative then you do believe you are your own god. You make your own rules as you go.

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434021 Apr 19, 2013
The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors … Christianity before Christ, by Kersey Graves … first published in 1875.

Pagan Miracles

As the whole pathway of religious history is thickly bestudded with miracles wrought in all ages and countries, and every page of the oriental bibles and religious books is literally loaded down with the relation of these marvelous prodigies said to have been wrought by their Gods, Demigods, and crucified Saviors, it places a writer in a quandary to know were to begin to make a selection.

There is as much evidence that Zoroaster, at the request of King Gustaph, caused a tree to spring up in a man’s yard forthwith, of such magnificent proportions that no rope could be found large enough to reach around it, as that Jesus Christ caused a fig tree to wither away by merely cursing it.
Dust Storm

Pennock, MN

#434022 Apr 19, 2013
Clay wrote:
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ridiculous June. Not worth engaging in a discussion about.
No it isnt.

Apr 19, 2013
The St. Edith Stein Havurah of St. Louis, MO begins the study of Judaism in the Light of Christ. For additional info, contact the AHC.

Jan 23, 2013
AHC Lecture Series #11, Typology: How the Old Testament Prefigures the New., by Dr. Larry Feingold, every Wednesday, beginning onJan. 23, 2013, from 7 pm, in the Gannon Room of the Cathedral Basilica Rectory. Everyone is invited to any or all of these lectures. For additional info, contact the AHC.

Sept 19, 2012
AHC Lecture Series #10, Sacraments: From the Old Covenant to the New, every Wednesday beginning at 7 pm in the Rectory conference room at the Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, MO. For additional info, contact the AHC.

Sept 14, 2012
The St. Edith Stein Havurah in St. Louis, MO begins its study of the Myth of Hitler's Pope by Rabbi David Dalin. For additional information, contact the havurah.

Sep 28 2011
AHC Lecture Series #9, Man Elevated to Share in the Divine Life, every Wednesday beginning at 7 pm, Boland Hall, Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, MO.

Feb 2 2011
AHC Lecture Series #8, Man: Made in God's Image, every Wednesday beginning at 7 pm, Boland Hall, Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis..

Oct 1-3 2010
AHC sponsored Conference, St Louis MO, 2010.

Sept 22 - Dec 15 2010
AHC Lecture Series #7, Mary, Daughter of Zion, Mother of God, every Wednesday beginning at 7 pm, Boland Hall, Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis

Sept 15 2010
End of early registration fee discount, for AHC sponsored conference.

Feb 3-May 12 2010
AHC Lecture Series #6: Themes on the Incarnation, every Wednesday beginning at 7 pm, Boland Hall, Cathedreal Basilica, St. Louis.

2009

Sep 23-Dec 16 2009
AHC Lecture Series #5: Themes From the Early Church Fathers every Wednesday beginning at 7 pm Boland Hall, Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis.

Jan 28-May 6 2009
AHC Lecture Series #4: Themes of St. Paul, every Wednesday beginning 7 pm at Boland Hall, Cathedral Basilica, St.Louis

Jan 16-18, 2009
Marian Conference, St. Louis; David Moss, Jewish Roots and Personal Holiness

Jan 9 2009
St. Edith Stein Havurah, AHC Center. First meeting. Meets 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

http://hebrewcatholic.org/currentevents.html

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#434023 Apr 19, 2013
Just sayin wrote:
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If you believe truth is relative then you do believe you are your own god. You make your own rules as you go.
That's odd indeed. I don't perceive that I'm anything more than another mortal animal ... of no more value than a fly or an elephant ... except to myself when it pertains to my own survival.

I don't pretend to speak for a mythical god ... nor do I believe in the existence of such Tomfoolery.

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