Oxford, We know Jesus created a perfect Holy Pure church,931
Now you are starting to crawfish......
affliction 1. a distressed or painful state; misery.
2. a cause of mental or bodily pain.
I don't see where "alcoholic" or "drunkard" are any part of the definition of "affliction".
God, whom is Almighty and knows the heart of men, would never call a man to the priesthood, knowing that this man will become a drunkard, from drinking wine every time he says mass, and, who, according to you,has access to alcohol...24/7...
So...when a Catholic priest, who is a drunkard, claims that "God called me"....you know...and I know....he is lying...God would not do that....
We both also know that the Catholics have been a haven for pedophiles, for centuries.....and to me, that is why "God has called them".....
In every way. Like Peter and Paul both warn, that false teachers and Prophets would pollut it.
That is exactly what has happened.
There are different denominations according to HOJO 42,000 LOL weather he likes it or not the catholic church is one.
For Catholic's to claim the catholic church is the One True Church of God is total absurd.
Even a blind person, can see the evil and outright devil may care attitude they have against Gods own word the Bible.
They actually steer people away from the word of God, to the doctrine taught by the catholic church, which is man made tradition's rules and rituals that kept man in bondage to them with fear.
All through the Bible O.T And N.T. God says fear not. I am with you.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
We know for a fact the catholic doctrine is not the teachings of Christ, Or Peter whom they claim is their first Pope.
An whom Jesus left in charge of the Church of Christ Our Lord.
It is blaspheme for them to even think they could make a claim to be God's Holy Church.
They are being lead by a spirit alright; but Not the Holy Spirit of God.
Yet within the catholic church is a realm of God holy People 'HIS CHURCH". God has His hands on them and at this time they are where God wants them for His purpose.
They are missionaries in a foreign land, we must pray for them .
When God brings them out of there God will bring more Catholic's with them .