Roman Catholic church only true churc...

Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 596675 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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#435251 Apr 24, 2013
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Anthony MN wrote:
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Good luck.
That does not answer: Why do Catholics allow tradition to trump the Bible???

Since: Sep 09

New Hazelton, Canada

#435252 Apr 24, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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In these passages Jesus is referring to His disciples, not to people who are loosely connected by their faith in the bible alone.
Jesus founded a Church, the disciples established this Church in Rome and other cities. If you reject His body, the Church, you reject Him.
Had Jesus actually existed and been crucified on a cross, do you really think his dying words would be, "I want you to stop being Jews and start a church, not another synagogue ... and I want this church to be called the Catholic church ...??? You must now be Catholic ... NOT Jews, even though my father who sent me is a Jew."

You people and your games, are very silly.

Since: Sep 09

New Hazelton, Canada

#435253 Apr 24, 2013
And then while Jesus was dying he uttered the truth-filled words ... "I forsee that the Catholics and Protestants are going to torture and kill each other over which ones I favor.

They are in for a big surprise. I favor neither of them ... the lying thieves. They twisted my words to suit their own dogmas. They know I was and am a faithful Jew to the end of time.

SAVE Christian blasphemers of Judaism???... I think not!!! They are on their own.

My Jewish father and I are one and he will attest to that untold truth."

Silly dogmas.

Since: Apr 13

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#435254 Apr 24, 2013
Romans 11:18

Do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.

Since: Sep 09

New Hazelton, Canada

#435255 Apr 24, 2013
Aretha123 wrote:
Romans 11:18
Do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.
Would that be the Jewish root?

Since: Apr 13

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#435256 Apr 24, 2013
God uses holy people as channels of His grace to others. In the measure of our own union with Him, He will communicate to those we teach the light and strength they need to live the Christian faith. God uses humble people to give others the gift of humility. He uses chaste people as conduits of His grace of chastity; patient people to inspire patience; prayerful people to make others prayerful.

If we live our faith, we become instruments of divine faith to everyone whose life we touch. This, we may say, is the law of spiritual generation. Sanctity is reproductive; holiness is procreative.
Dust Storm

Pennock, MN

#435257 Apr 24, 2013
Aretha123 wrote:
Romans 11:18
Do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.
It was in his letter to the Romans, however, that St. Paul laid the foundations for the medieval Church's attitude toward the Jews. There he wrote:

Let me put a further question then: is it possible that God has rejected his people? Of course not. I, an Israelite, descended from Abraham through the tribe of Benjamin, could never agree that God had rejected his people, the people he chose specially long ago.[Romans 11:1-2]

If they were not rejected, then:

... have the Jews fallen for ever, or have they just stumbled? Obviously they have not fallen forever: their fall, though, has saved the pagans in a way the Jews may now well emulate. Think of the extent to which the world, the pagan world, has benefited from their fall and defection — then think how much more it will benefit from the conversion of them all.[Romans 11:11-13].

In other words, by their refusal to accept Christ, the Jews had made it possible for the Gentiles to be saved. Paul is certain, though, that one day the Jews will see the truth (Romans 11:16-24). He concludes:

The Jews are enemies of God only with regard to the Good News, and enemies only for your sake; but as the chosen people, they are still loved by God, loved for the sake of their ancestors. God never takes back his gifts or revokes his choice.[Romans 11:28-29]

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/librar...

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#435258 Apr 24, 2013
44."Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders."
-St. Anthony Mary Claret

Since: Mar 13

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#435259 Apr 24, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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My anti-religious stance is not likely to change.
Please allow me to trample on your pearls ... swine that I am.
Pigs have feelings TOO you know.
:)
Stanley says that the schedule of your designated BLACK Bus will not change either.

Go Figure.
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#435260 Apr 24, 2013
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Since: Sep 09

New Hazelton, Canada

#435261 Apr 24, 2013
Aretha123 wrote:
God uses holy people as channels of His grace to others.
Your arrogance is so thick it could be cut with a knife.

Since: Sep 09

New Hazelton, Canada

#435262 Apr 24, 2013
Stan-an-Ollie wrote:
<quoted text>Stanley says that the schedule of your designated BLACK Bus will not change either.
Go Figure.
Do you have something against black vehicles?

:)

Since: Sep 09

New Hazelton, Canada

#435263 Apr 24, 2013
Aretha123 wrote:
44."Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders."
-St. Anthony Mary Claret
Would she have been a Jewish saint, speaking for a god of the Jews?
Religion - A Delusion

Titusville, FL

#435264 Apr 24, 2013
Let's ALL ask Jesus to appear...

There is only one way for Jesus to prove that he rose from the dead. He had to appear to people. Several different places in the Bible describe Jesus' appearances after his death:

Matthew chapter 28
Mark chapter 16
Luke chapter 24
John Chapter 20 and 21

1 Corinthians 15:3-6 provides a nice summary of those passages, as written by Paul.

Obviously Paul benefitted from a personal meeting with the resurrected Christ. Because of the personal visit, Paul could see for himself the truth of the resurrection, and he could ask Jesus questions.

So... Why doesn't Jesus appear to everyone and prove that he is resurrected, just like he appeared to Paul?

Why did Jesus stop making these appearances?

We know that it is OK for Jesus to appear to people -- it does not take away their free will, for example -- because it was OK for Jesus to appear to hundreds of other people in the Bible.

Let's ALL ask Jesus to appear.

What do you think would happen?
Religion - A Delusion

Titusville, FL

#435265 Apr 24, 2013
Jesus is imaginary....

You know that because your first reaction is to say it's absurd for us ALL to ask Jesus to appear.

You will find "reasons" why that request is absurd.

The reason you do this is because Jesus is imaginary.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

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

#435266 Apr 24, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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O.K...How is this: Yea, yea; Nay, nay.....Mind telling me how this addresses his comments regarding his pope????
My apologies Answered the wrong post...
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#435267 Apr 24, 2013
"Does God love me?"

Answer: The question of whether God loves us – personally and individually – is common. Surrounded by the conditional love of finite humanity, we cannot easily comprehend that God would love us. We know our faults. We know that God is perfect and sinless. We know that we are not. Why would God, who is infinite and holy, love us, who are finite and sinful? And yet the great truth of the gospel is that He does! Time and again, Scripture reminds us of God’s love for us.

To begin with, God created mankind in His own image. And He did so with great care and concern. He “formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being … the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man”(Genesis 2:7, 21-22). There’s an intimacy here between God and mankind. With the rest of creation, God merely spoke and it was. Yet God took time in forming man and woman. He gave them dominion over the earth (see Genesis 1:28). God related directly to Adam and Eve. After the Fall, the couple hid from God when He came “walking in the garden in the cool of the day”(Genesis 3:8). It was not abnormal for them to speak with God; it was abnormal for them to hide.

Relationship with God was broken after the Fall, but His love remained. Immediately following God’s pronouncement of curses on the sinful couple, Scripture paints another loving image of God.“The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. And the Lord God said,‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and also take from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.’ So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of the Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken”(Genesis 3:21-23). God’s action here is not vindictive or punitive; it is protective. God clothed Adam and Eve to hide their shame. He drove them out of Eden to protect them from further harm. God acted out of love. Then, God’s plan of redemption and restoration begins to unfold—a plan not designed after the Fall, but before creation (1 Peter 1:20). God loves humankind so much that He chose to create us even knowing the heartache it would cause Him to redeem us.

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LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#435268 Apr 24, 2013
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There are many verses that demonstrate God’s love. We can see His tenderness in Old and New Testament alike. David and other psalmists were particularly articulate regarding God’s love. Just look at Psalm 139. Song of Solomon is another great picture of love. God’s love is even evident in the history of the Israelites, as He continually preserved a remnant and pled with His people to obey and live. God is seen as just, but also merciful. He is tender. He is jealous for His people, desirous that relationship be restored.
Sometimes we look at the Old Testament and think that God only loves people as a nation, not as individuals. But it is important to remember that Ruth, Hagar, David, Abraham, Moses and Jeremiah were all individuals. God stepped into each of their lives and loved them individually. This love becomes obvious in the person of Jesus.
God confined Himself to human skin in order to redeem us (see Philippians 2:5-11). He entered our world as a baby born to an unassuming family in a very humble way (He spent His first night in a feeding trough with animals in a cave). Jesus grew up like any child would. During His public ministry, He often associated with society’s outcasts. He stopped for the sick. He healed. He listened to people. He blessed the children. He also taught us about God’s love. Luke 13:34 records Jesus crying,“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” This speaks God’s heart desire that people would return to Him. He longs for us. Not to punish us, but to love us.
Perhaps the greatest picture of God’s love is Jesus’ passion and crucifixion. Paul reminds us,“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”(Romans 5:6-8). Jesus’ work on the cross was a clear, unmistakable declaration of love. And this love is unconditional. We were in our worst state when Christ died for us.“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins … But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace that you have been saved”(Ephesians 2:1, 4-5).
This salvation has made true life possible.“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy,” Jesus said.“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”(John 10:10). God is not stingy. He wants to lavish His love on us.“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death,” Paul proclaims in Romans 8:1-2.
Remember, Paul was formerly an enemy of Christ. He vehemently persecuted Christians. He lived by the letter of the law rather than through an understanding of God’s love. Paul, if he even thought of God’s love, probably felt that God could not love him apart from rule-following. Yet, in Christ, he found God’s grace and accepted God’s love. One of his greatest articulations of God’s love is this:“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all – how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?...
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LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#435269 Apr 24, 2013
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No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”(Romans 8:31-32, 35-39).
So the simple answer is,“yes.” Yes, God loves you! As hard as it may be to believe, it is the truth.
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#435270 Apr 24, 2013
Other Scriptures about God’s love for you:

1 John 4:8 –“… God is love”

Ephesians 5:1-2 –“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Ephesians 5:25-27 –“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”

John 15:9-11 –“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

1 John 3:16a –“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.”

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