25Nov12.....Words from my heart:
I once joined a church that declared that it was the only church that was going to heaven. It sounded reasonable at the time for reasons I won't explain. But that whole church (internationally) loved God, and studied His Word.
Eventually, they took a new look at John 3:16, and found that God loves the WORLD...not just their little group.
Jesus told His disciples to "Go into the world and make disciples..." Revelations declares that the number before God's throne would be from EVERY TRIBE, AND TONGUE, AND NATION. Scripture also declares that, "He that loves not, does not know God." I'm sure that that does not mean just one's little group, because Jesus told us to love our ENEMIES.
We are also instructed that, if we see one taken in a fault, those which are spiritual are to restore that one "in a spirit of meekness", considering themselves, lest they also be tempted.
Where is the meekness? Everything that I have told you IS TRUE, but I have been 'dogged' with 'liar' in nearly every post recently. I did write 'singing' instead of 'saying', because that is a common report of the angels. Also I gave BCN instead of Zionica (both Christian online news). Those were not 'lies'. There was no intent to deceive.
There is NO WAY that any of you could know whether the incidents that I gave were true...but you have called them lies without knowing if they were true, and in spite of being told that they were true. They are not hearsay...I was there.
"Bring EVERY thought into subjection to the mind of Christ." "The power of life and death are in the tongue."
For your own sake, give Jesus a chance with your heart. Perhaps your flesh is ruling your thoughts. I would hate to think that you have been taught to behave that way...if so, you need a new Teacher. This is why that we attempt to point out some of the fallacies in ANY denomination...not just the CC.
.....Our Lord Jesus Christ installed Peter as the first Head of HIS Church. This leadership has been handed down over the centuries.
Albeit, there have been some Really & Truly 'rotten, deceitful, and hypocritical popes.....Most popes have kept the Faith and done the 'right thing'. Even 'Dante'(Dante's Inferno)... had his Pope of the day included in the 'lover Ring' of his Thesis on hell.
Pope John Paul II was a kind and honest and hard-working and compassionate man. Pope Pius XII was not.
Everybody gets what they deserve 'in da End'.
Ps:.....The Holy Roman Catholic Church is the ONE TRUE CHURCH.
Forever and Ever