Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ. Read more
Clay

United States

#451315 Jun 13, 2013
socci wrote:
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No not israel, dispensationalsim is the false spirit. Most all Christianity admit the three frogs are at work today.
Gog & Magog
Rev 20:7 "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea."
The only part of the Book of Revelation you should be interpreting is this:
"I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book; if anyone adds to them, God will add to them the plagues described in this Book"

Soc, how could you be so reckless with the word of God? Don't you have any concern for John's warning to you?

Since: Nov 08

usa

#451316 Jun 13, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
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Catholics do not pay money to confess their sins. Whoever told you this has lied to you.
Catholics confess sins to God in the presence of a priest. Is this something you have the courage to do?
no i wouldn't do it,because it is a waiste of time,confessing to a priest is meaningless according to the bible,there can be only one mediator and a priest is not it,jesus is the only mediator,the bible tells you that,so why would anyone waiste their time talking to a priest which is not going to absolve you of your sins,i see it as just a way to get people into the church so it can make money,why else make up this phony confessional thing?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#451317 Jun 13, 2013
marge wrote:
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I thought we'd agreed they 'preached the word', oral tradition sounds like its from man.
Well, it IS men speaking.

I know the word "tradition" sets off alarm bells with protestants.
truth

Perth, Australia

#451318 Jun 13, 2013
Real Creator created what is visible and not visible..what you can see an d not see.
Creator created every creature every living things and not moving things as well everything on earth as well in heaven..nothing hide to your Creator.
What can you ed if its already known to him before you think move or anything decided.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#451319 Jun 13, 2013
Tiger Lily wrote:
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I guess they were "Sola Scriptura" and already had copies of the Torah in their own language.
Clay would say they were unauthorised to interpret that scripture and probably not intelligent enough to understand it.
One would examine the Torah to validate the lessons of Christ taachught by Paul?

marge's theorem was that the multitudes would hear Paul's teaching, go home, learn to read, then read the Gospels to cross-check what Paul taught.

Guarantee that St. Paul's teachings don't feature in the Torah.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#451320 Jun 13, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
who="Dan"
I didn't.
Me: Why would Jews transcribe the teachings of Jesus Christ?
You: "To spread it ..the words of their teacher that's why"
Jews don't believe in Jesus. Jewish scribes wouldn't transcribe the teachings of someone they didn't believe in.
**********
The first several thousand members of Jesus' church WERE JEWS !
KayMarie
.........that believed in the teachings and divinity of Jesus.

Jesus' teachings aren't part of Judaic teaching. Jewish scribes wouldn't have transcribed non-Jewish teaching.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#451321 Jun 13, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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I never joined any group, as group mentality simply keeps on reflecting the same thought-process back and forth to members, and that type of habitual mental behavior stagnates mentalities.
I prefer to travel on my own, studying as many ancient and new religions as possible ... plus beliefs of Agnostics and Atheists.
And of course from what I post, you are already are aware that I no longer entertain the idea of the existence of a creator.
you have a good point,you only have one source to the existence of a creator and how far can you go with it without constantly repeating yourself like HOJO does,he talks about all this authenticated history about the church/jesus yet he never posts it,he just repeats the same thing in every post.I to have read about other religions dating back way before christianity was created,and i notice they all contain basically the same story lines but different names,is history repeating itself? did these people actually exist? there is more evidence out there about the fact that "WE ARE NOT ALONE" than there is about a single diety that supposedly created this praradise,yet he chooses not to reveal himself to us with the lame excuse,that we could not comprehend his being,it's beyond our scope of reasoning i guess,which does not make sense,if we are designed in his/her likeness,why couldn't we comprehend it? and this great plan he has for everyone,what plan could possibly be better than life itself? i can't think of a better one.
hojo

Minneapolis, MN

#451322 Jun 13, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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EVIDENTLY YOU ROMAN CATHOLICS CANNOT READ.....
LOOKS AS IF JESUS HAD MORE THAT ONE SET OF KEYS..
.THAT IS DELEGATED AUTHORITY TO ALL....
Yes!! We, as Catholics can ALL READ and know the TRUTH! The fact is that (you Confrinting)can also read BUT cannot interpret TRUTH!!!(only what YOU want your "long list" of bible verses to mean!!
This is just more of the same old Confrinting bible only interpretation (or better yet misinterpretation of sacred scripture in which you keep "digging a hole"---deeper and deeper for yourself!!!!! WHERE DOES IT SAY ANYWHERE in these verses that you listed that Jesus was giving more than "one set of keys" other than to Peter in Matthew 16:19., when Jesus said "To YOU, Peter I give the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven"..... Confrinting, you just continue to "make things up" and make the bible mean "only what YOU want it to mean", which comes as "no surprise to ANY of us Catholics. The fact is that NOT ONE authoritative Apologist historian author or writer (Catholic or Protestant) agrees with your (own personal) anti-catholic editorialized interpretation of what Jesus actually said regarding "keys to the kingdom of heaven". You just "throwing things out" on this forum- "desperately hoping" that someone is gullible, ignorant and uniformed enough to "buy into" the distorted comments that you "again" are so famous for!!!!!
Dan

Omaha, NE

#451323 Jun 13, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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Can't speak for the world...but I was excommunicated because my wife divorced me!!!!! And to make it worse yet...fornication was involved!!!!!
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
You were excommunicated from what for getting divorced?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#451324 Jun 13, 2013
rosesz wrote:
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I am thinking TH a t Dan thinks they were mostly illiterate..But the Jews taught the Torah before bar mitzvah. And some kids went on to study more and become teachers them selves.
PAUL was certainly writing to people who could read. The Romans had conquered most if that world which had contained many literate people's.
And common sense says they made some copies to pass to other congregations..imo
I'M sure many were not literate but it stands to reason..many were.
Yes the disciples preached the word..But at some point they write things down to preserve them .THEY were Jews used to having the. Written word preserved.
Someone spoke to and recorded details only MARY would know. John or Luke would be my guess..
And not to argue on Mary again..She was not the star of the show. I am sure they loved and respected her greatly..But after the Crucifixion we don't hear about this humble Jewish mother. Though common sense says she was helping the ministry. But they were also a patriarchal people.
And I am guessing here from what we know of her she would nit allow herself to be the focus of devotion..Imo
The writings to me ..some if them ..we're there from as soon as they moved around. And who knows what was burned in Jerusalem..luckily mist if them left.
Just my take on it based on the very books themselves.
I'm not thinking that they were illiterate in the main; they were illiterate in the main.

"common sense" tells us that there wasn't a means to produce mass copies of anything and nothing tells us that copies were made and handed around.

Clearly, you're simply creating "facts" out of whole cloth to support the written word requirement that protestant theology demands. It simply wasn't the case back then.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#451325 Jun 13, 2013
Seraphima wrote:
<quoted text>Dont you think it would be better in the eyes of God to admit that a failed marriage took place insteady of pretending it never happened??What if two devote catholics married and everything is great for 20 years and then one of them goes thru midlife crisis and cheats..and now the two want to seperate cuz the trust is gone and so is the love.That marriage was good in the eyes of God for 20 years but Man himself screwed it up.Why then pretend it never happened in the eyes of God? it did?It is better to be truthful....
having a marrige anulled is done just for the sole purpose of making money for the church,a divorce is just as good and costs the same.the horrible part is people who really believe in the catholic church,become distraught over an anullment because if children are involved their names are removed from the book of life and become bastard children,and people actually believe that,that is what the fight was about back when joe kennedy wanted his marrige anulled which was going to be granted,thanks to a large 5 figured check,and his ex-wife went public with it,because she did not have the power the kennedy's posses,and that is what bothered her was the fact her childrens names would be removed from the book of life,she thought that was not fair to them (which i agree),they had no part in what happened as far as the marrige goes so why should they be punished?(there not really) and why should the church be doing this? I find it very wrong,they changed their beliefs many times in the past this is one that should be done away with.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#451326 Jun 13, 2013
Dan wrote:
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KM-Recall please the adage that it's better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.
From Merriam-Webster Online:
in·car·nate
adjective \in-&#712;kär-n&#601;t ,-&#716;n&#257;t\
Definition of INCARNATE
1a : invested with bodily and especially human nature and form
b : made manifest or comprehensible : embodied <a fiend incarnate>
You, literally, need to gain a working comprehension of the English language.
you should stay quiet then.you proved it enough.:)

Since: Nov 08

usa

#451327 Jun 13, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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Mind your own business. Here's some scripture for you to ponder:
Psalm 52
Against a calumniator
Why do you boast of your wickedness,
you champion of evil,
planning ruin all day long,
your tongue like a sharpened razor,
you master of deceit?
You love evil more than good;
lies more than truth.
You love the destructive word,
you tongue of deceit.
reading this brings the church to mind first thing,they are whicked,evil,liars,deceivers,a nd being around for 2000 yrs,would make them masters of their craft,which appears to be the opposite of what's written in scriptures.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#451328 Jun 13, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>you should stay quiet then.you proved it enough.:)
Great.

Mr. Peanut Gallery has awakened for the day.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#451329 Jun 13, 2013
I don't know if anyone knew this, but saw a commercial on tv last night,apparently the dead sea scrolls are going to be open for public viewing around the country,will be the museum of science here in boston in june,i'm very interested in seeing them.

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#451330 Jun 13, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>you have a good point,you only have one source to the existence of a creator and how far can you go with it without constantly repeating yourself
To learn about the religious habits of those in other cultures can teach us more about why we believe the way we believe.

After years of studying the dogmas of other religions, I opened my mind to realize that their beliefs were no more ludicrous than were my own religious beliefs.

Since: Nov 08

usa

#451331 Jun 13, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Faithful Catholics are disgusted with the Kennedy drama. Most likely the local bishop and/or tribunal caved into the undue pressure exerted by the clan and their minions. It's a sad example, but it's not the norm.
JETHRO:they caved in for money,the family wrote the church a 5 figured check,and he was granted then refused the anullment, when the ex-wife went public about what they were doing.

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#451332 Jun 13, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>reading this brings the church to mind first thing,they are whicked,evil,liars,deceivers,a nd being around for 2000 yrs,would make them masters of their craft,which appears to be the opposite of what's written in scriptures.
Scriptures are simply handy fodder for users of words.

Supposed devout believers take their own opinions to their favorite human-created books, search out the scriptures that reflect their own desires back to selves, and they are off to the "races," scriptures at the ready to preach long drawn out sermons why the gods or goddesses command them to do this or that.

They refer to that habit of self-indulgence as "preaching GOD's word."

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#451333 Jun 13, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>having a marrige anulled is done just for the sole purpose of making money for the church,a divorce is just as good and costs the same.the horrible part is people who really believe in the catholic church,become distraught over an anullment because if children are involved their names are removed from the book of life and become bastard children,and people actually believe that,that is what the fight was about back when joe kennedy wanted his marrige anulled which was going to be granted,thanks to a large 5 figured check,and his ex-wife went public with it,because she did not have the power the kennedy's posses,and that is what bothered her was the fact her childrens names would be removed from the book of life,she thought that was not fair to them (which i agree),they had no part in what happened as far as the marrige goes so why should they be punished?(there not really) and why should the church be doing this? I find it very wrong,they changed their beliefs many times in the past this is one that should be done away with.
Annulment is just a crafty word for divorce.

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#451334 Jun 13, 2013
Dan wrote:
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I'm not thinking that they were illiterate in the main; they were illiterate in the main.
Those in power kept the masses illiterate and dumbed down on purpose.

That way, those in power could appear as being the wise ones ... the only capable ones of knowing universal "secrets," et cetera.

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