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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 665403 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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Human Being

Elton, LA

#462667 Jul 16, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
I just found out that a most kind and gentle man committed suicide.
He was a wonderful husband and a wonderful father to his children, with no financial difficulties, no health problems, didn't suffer from depression, loved the outdoors, skiing, et cetera ... had no enemies whatsoever ... yet he left others behind to always wonder why.
From my perception he cared too much about helping others and in so doing, way over-extended his self.
June:

That is a very sad (story)/life.

It can happen that one extends themselves to far, and loses sight of hope in living.

I would hope that it might show you, that living is empty without God....

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462668 Jul 16, 2013
Seraphima wrote:
<quoted text>sorry to have disappoint you.Would an invite to dinner make up for it.
You did.

And no - I would perfer you to invite a homeless person, or your local firefighters, or some kids from the local orphanage - in for the evening instead.

That way, you can make it worth your while, all the while doing something constructive and helpful towards another.

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

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

#462669 Jul 16, 2013
who="Hermeneutics Smutics" Confronting and Kaye Marie and the rest have found a place in our hearts through their Christian love.It is Christ's love and it surpasses your dogma.
**********

Thank you. It is a privilege to offer some of the GREAT LOVE HE has shown to me to others. You, Preston, Marge, LTM and others.

It is also a privilege to love those who are 'different'. Hojo, Clay, Dust Storm: not to leave anyone out...just don't remember all the names at the moment. Yes, that means you, too, June.

I pray that NO ONE is lost. Topix is my online 'family', and I pray that all of you come to know Him better.

Love is not just a warm feeling for those who we favor; it is having the same mind for others that God has for us. He declared in Jeremiah, "...I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, THOUGHTS OF PEACE, AND NOT OF EVIL, to give you an expected end.

Jesus is often called "The Friend of Sinners". May we be like Him.

KayMarie

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#462670 Jul 16, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
A Salute to Our Troops
This is a salute to all military active and retired. Thank you for your services worldwide. You are not forgotten! And lets not forget their spouses whose job was just as hard when their love ones are forward deployed overseas 6, 8, 12 months at a time.
I want to thank Staged.com for allowing me to share the above video from Justin Flom with you. I had no idea I would get such a response and great comments.
Al Fanucchi Jr
US Navy SMC(SW)(Retired) [email protected]
Founder, PerfectFreeBusiness.com , SIDEjob.com
P.S. The story below was so awesome I just had to share.
'Will You Give This to My Daddy?'
Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.
Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.
When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.
Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.
Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi...'
The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her...
The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.
The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.
When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second... Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it..
After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her,'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'
The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.
As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.
Hankie time!!!

DEAR FATHER IN HEAVEN

,lay your precious,love on our soldiers and their families.

Please Lord keep these,young men and women safe from all harm.

Grant ovEr to the ones they have left behind.

In Jesus,name we ask you..

And please Grant love and peace to all here..those who know you. And Grant live and discernment to those who do not know You.

Amen

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462671 Jul 16, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
<quoted text>
~~~
GOD DON'T SEND ANY ONE TO HELL...THEY MAKE THE OWN CHOICE TO GO THERE themselves...JUST AS YOU HAVE..and defend you choice against freedom...
You are the one that has chosen to receive eternal punishment as apposed to believing upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and entering in to His rest..
You alone have decided the fate of your soul...
You have been expose to The Love of God and evidently have chosen to rail upon Him...for some insane reason..
You will have hell pay and no on but you will be responsible for what you have opted to do.
Do you know of anyone who has died, gone to "hell" and then came back to express their visit?

Do you know of anyone who has died, gone to "heaven" and then came back to express theri visit?

If you are honest, you will answer "no" to both.

Thus, you really are only making up a theory on what happens to the human soul.....and that is if there is even a soul to do this journey.

Why do you try to mislead others with false accounts?

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#462672 Jul 16, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
who="Hermeneutics Smutics" Confronting and Kaye Marie and the rest have found a place in our hearts through their Christian love.It is Christ's love and it surpasses your dogma.
**********
Thank you. It is a privilege to offer some of the GREAT LOVE HE has shown to me to others. You, Preston, Marge, LTM and others.
It is also a privilege to love those who are 'different'. Hojo, Clay, Dust Storm: not to leave anyone out...just don't remember all the names at the moment. Yes, that means you, too, June.
I pray that NO ONE is lost. Topix is my online 'family', and I pray that all of you come to know Him better.
Love is not just a warm feeling for those who we favor; it is having the same mind for others that God has for us. He declared in Jeremiah, "...I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, THOUGHTS OF PEACE, AND NOT OF EVIL, to give you an expected end.
Jesus is often called "The Friend of Sinners". May we be like Him.
KayMarie
Amen

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462673 Jul 16, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
OH I SEE! So you are choosing to go to Muslim hell HUH???
Nice PLAY!!!
:)
Is there a difference?

If the Muslim heaven has 72 virgins, does that mean the Muslim hell is 72 prostitutes?

;o)
Human Being

Elton, LA

#462674 Jul 16, 2013
Seraphima wrote:
<quoted text>Jealous of hermi's friendship with confronting? Look in the mirror before judging others with your PERSONAL attacks..in fact I do believe that's what this isreally all about.You catholics are jealous of the friendship that hermi and I have with the protestants here. Its not really the attacks to your church.Thats the excuse you make but the really truth is JEALOUSY..they don't attack us because we respect them.We know what they believe about certain things in our church like icons etc.We do not take it personally nor have the need to defend our belief.Thats what an open dialog is all about.its not about bullying name calling and p---ing in the wind about my church is better than your church.There are faults in all of MANS doings.
Seraphima:

Jealousy is a passion.

In a more faithful and intellectual approach, I try to be more aniconistic in my expectations. In other words, when I approach someone in matters of faith, I don't push, hold, and apply my icons(beliefs) on another person. I go into a discussion with letting another person have the set of beliefs they feel most comfortable with. If they seem contrary to Christian beliefs, I try to gently point this out. It is their own conscience which will convict..., not me.

Most often I feel on a forum like this people often decode the meaning and intent incorrectly of the writer. I am sure, if we all met in person, we would gain new insight, and better understand each other....
Clay

Garden City, MI

#462675 Jul 16, 2013
Hermeneutics Smutics wrote:
<quoted text>The point is that there are no reliable studies and I stress reliable. Do you realize the difficulty of doing a study of sexual abuse in a Church??? I am not going to specify all the factors that would have to be clarified including such things as ratio of incidence to reporting, access to records, unreported cases, definition of abuse, who are the investigators, who are the reporters, etc etc etc I said it is my belief. I dont have a study. Yours is a belief as well.
If there are 'no reliable studies" as you said above, then why on Earth would you imply its more rampant in the CC than other churches?
Are you just guessing?

Btw, there are independent reliable studies. One is the Jon Jay report that the Catholic Church asked to get involved. The Church was very interested in getting to the bottom of the crisis.

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON,JESUS Christ

#462676 Jul 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand. You don't mind people profitting off of Jesus and "God".
You rightfully deserve to be part of Christianity.
Those who print and publish bibles.

And those who fashion crosses..rightly deserve to be paid for their service.

The Christian faith has many members,who give and run charities.

But most of us work hard a 'll our lives..pay taxes..And raise our children to be productive members if society.

these attributes are what made ThIS country great.

Not the so called charity of socialism..but.by individuals using their hard earned money and time to help others.

We pay for what we receive..including a bible ...
bible buster

Mount Prospect, IL

#462677 Jul 16, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
who="June VanDerMark" I suggest you check out the following data, and then compare it to the bragging of Christians that Jesus brought the only "truth" from a god to earth for the first time in human history 2000 years ago.
Why would a creator of any decent character whatsoever wait until 2000 years ago to give humans truth when humans existed much, much longer on earth???
You Christian right-fighters choose to be arrogant idiots.
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>
Jesus said that 'the Truth will set you free'.
1st day: Creation of heaven and earth.
2nd day: Firmament of heaven
3rd Day: Dry Land, trees and grass
4th Day: Sun, moon and stars
5th Day: Sea creatures and birds
6th Day: Man created
7th Day: First Sabbath
As 'one thousand days' of man is One Day with God...this period of seven days was One Week (of one thousand year days) in God's time.
Then Mankind's history, including the establishment of Israel until the time of Jesus, involves 4,000 years (or four days) of God's time.
Then from the time of Jesus until now involves approximately 2,000 years, or two more days.
We seem to be approaching the end which culminates with the tribulation. Then the Seventh Day (second Sabbath of God)(the millennial reign of Jesus for 1,000 years) will conclude the SECOND WEEK of God's time.
KayMarie
Nice fairytale pal.Does harry potter fly by too?

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462678 Jul 16, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
Al Fanucchi Jr
US Navy SMC(SW)(Retired) [email protected]
Founder, PerfectFreeBusiness.com , SIDEjob.com
P.S. The story below was so awesome I just had to share.
'Will You Give This to My Daddy?'
Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.
Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.
When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.
Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.
Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi...'
The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her...
The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.
The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.
When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second... Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it..
After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her,'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'
The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.
As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.
Times have changed since the 60s and 70s.
When the Vietnam soldiers came back, instead of waving and cheering, people shout out "baby killers" and other atrocious insults.
When I got out of the military in the late 80s, I didn't hear any of those cheers or waving.
But now we do these celebrations for our returning soldiers.
I'm glad people have decided to change their view onthe fight for our freedoms.
Thanks to all the current and veteran service members. I for one, will thank you before anything else comes out of my mouth.
Best regards!

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462679 Jul 16, 2013
Human Being wrote:
<quoted text>
New Age Spiritual Leader:
Electrons are free! Boycott the selling of electrons(electricity) by not paying your electric bill....(smiles)
You are throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
So, you better throw out all....In some-way, I am in agreement, but because we are in the world, it is best to acknowledge the world. You want to get rid of the Bible because it costs money....Hmmm. Well, throw out "all the sayings of Jesus"(as you call them) as well.
A rather difficult, if not impossible task, don't you think?
It is better to be discerning what is right and acceptable, and of balance. Greed, even for these is not correct.
I agree - electricity should be free.

But that wasn't my point.

So you also agree it is okay to profit off of Jesus and "God".

After-all, it is going on as I type.

To many, they seem to be quite fine with it. Although I would call them "Christian".
coran expert

Mount Prospect, IL

#462680 Jul 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
Is there a difference?
If the Muslim heaven has 72 virgins, does that mean the Muslim hell is 72 prostitutes?
;o)
No that means that thiry two camels shit on their face for eternity.
Human Being

Elton, LA

#462681 Jul 16, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
I wish the situations in the lives of women were such that they didn't feel compelled TO have abortions.
But since they do feel compelled to have abortions for their own personal reasons, I want the clinics to stay open so they don't have a desperate need to perform the abortions on their selves, et cetera.
Is that more clear to you?
June:

The irony of your statement is due to the fact that clinics in the U.S., are run like "back alley" abortion mills. They are not safe, not "hospital-like".

And yet you support them....

Women "feel compelled"? Rather they are forced by society. A society that propagandizes women into believing they have no options, because society does not want them to have options....

In other words, a woman gives up her free-will as a woman, to the demands of society, rather than to preserve and nurture life.

That is the irony of your position....

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462682 Jul 16, 2013
Human Being wrote:
<quoted text>
You want to get rid of the Bible because it costs money....Hmmm. Well, throw out "all the sayings of Jesus"(as you call them) as well.
I didn't say this.

The Bible should be free. Why pay for "God's word", if it truly was "God's word".

Did "God" charge Moses? Throughout history, did "God" charge anyone to receive "His word"?
- no "He" didn't. Only men have.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462683 Jul 16, 2013
BTW HB - as for the Nag Hammadi Library, these were purchased by Natl Geographic because they wanted to preserve them and give them to the world - at no charge to you, me, or anyone.

Your theory just went by the wayside.
Human Being

Elton, LA

#462684 Jul 16, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>I am not ASHAMED to admit that I want to have a close relationship with my Lord.
after all, I am not Robert.
Preston:

Lol....I love it.

Jesus said, " I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life."

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#462685 Jul 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:

I understand. You don't mind people profitting off of Jesus and "God".
You rightfully deserve to be part of Christianity.
RoSesz wrote:
<quoted text>
Those who print and publish bibles.
And those who fashion crosses..rightly deserve to be paid for their service.
The Christian faith has many members,who give and run charities.
But most of us work hard a 'll our lives..pay taxes..And raise our children to be productive members if society.
these attributes are what made ThIS country great.
Not the so called charity of socialism..but.by individuals using their hard earned money and time to help others.
We pay for what we receive..including a bible ...
I said I understand. But you still didn't answer the question. All you did was give reasons of such acts.

I'll ask once more....

You don't mind people profitting off of Jesus and "God", right?

A simple "yes" or "no" will be sufficient, as I already know the many reasons why people produce such icons and relics - as they do it for the money.
Human Being

Elton, LA

#462686 Jul 16, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
When you were an Atheist you threw all value of the bible into the trash can ... so it CAN be done, as you know from experience.
However, it does have to be an individual choice. To throw a book away, or to burn it in order to prevent others from reading it makes it even more alluring than before ... as the popes found out when THEY burned bibles.
Never were bibles so much in demand as when they were forbidden.
June:

If a person is not in a state of CONSTANTLY reassessing/re-evaluating their own ideas, then they aren't being true to themselves. They get stuck merely reinforcing their own perceptions....Hmmm. Much the same way you do? Think about it?

Don't worry, we all share this part of our human nature. Some people just think more quickly than others. As for me, I am slow.

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