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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 600163 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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Dan

Omaha, NE

#415519 Jan 14, 2013
4GVN wrote:
<quoted text>The commands of God are to those who follow the teachings of God(obviously). The commands were not given to secular government leaders. They were to the 'church'.
It would seem quite clear that the prohibition was on 'religious' icons used by those who adhere to the teachings of God.
Can money be an 'idol'? Yes it can. But it was not created with religious intent.
You are still seeking to find a way NOT to follow God's clear command. WHY? Because that is what you have been taught.
And if there is any doubt, why not error on God's side? Why risk it? Are icons and statues something that the RCC MUST HAVE?
If I am wrong, I am 'safely' wrong. On the other hand if you are wrong you are guilty of mortal sin. It is an easy choice for me. What is your priority?
Statuary isn't required in the RCC, no.
Fun Facts

Freeland, MI

#415520 Jan 14, 2013
4GVN wrote:
Clay, can you explain to me exactly where is the line between veneration and worship? Do ANY catholics in all of the world EVER cross over that line? Is Mary ever 'worshipped' like God?
The literal Greek translation of the 2nd commandment does not say 'putting images in [lace of Him as deity'. The literal translation is 'Thou shalt have no other gods in My presence.'
Why do you think man's artistic ability in making images or icons somehow 'further glorifies Him.
If someone made a statue of Clay that looked nothing like Clay would you be pleased? Do you KNOW what Jesus looked like? And why do you feel that you need an image to 'hesp' you remember to worship God? Does He posses lso little of your heart and mind that you are always forgetting about Him?
And again you are ignoring the instructions regarding graven images. The scripture clearly says not to make unto thyself 'any graven images'. But why would you care what scripture says? You only care what the RCC says.
But someday you will give an account to God( not the magisterium) explaining why you chose to disregard His very detailed instructions.
A Consult explanation may help...
http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/arti...

Questions?
http://avemariaradio.net/catholic-online-radi...
truth

Perth, Australia

#415521 Jan 14, 2013
very funny..you don't have your head..o well i explain to you..you can have stupid head so what?..its mean you not compete to anyone for big pride chair..after all why should be.
Are you for sure Jesus sit in first chair?
Scripture explain perfect..o you scribe Pharisee this and that..where they are ..they are first..klap klap klap to smart people.
ookkkkkkk
now
what a about that
who is last will be first..
is that stupid for you..how can be so stupid be last oj oj oj..

Put one tiny hair in your water then what..its start as new life tiny cell start swim..stupid simple diploma is good..very weak..o you don't need bigger as well not fast history of evolution.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#415522 Jan 14, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
Where was Mary before God ?? to be His Mother she would be His creator.
You forgot Abraham, Moses, and King David, are they not part of God's Church.
In Acts the Church was impowered by the Holy Spirit, He said he had to go away but would send a comforter who would teach us all things (Who Is the comforter It is God the Holy Spirit).
Mary has no Power, She is not Queen Of Heaven, She can not hear your Prayers neither other dead people can dead people.
Regina told me once no one knows who will go to heaven till they get there, so if people don't know who is in heaven its a good chance you could be praying to someone who is in Hell.
As satan can hear you pray its a good chance you could be
conjuring up demons like King Saul did.
He got a medium to bring Samuel back from the dead : He losts his life and so did His son Jonathon.
You will bring a curse on yourself and your family.
God said we are not to pray to the dead. weather they are in heaven or hell.
And there is no purgatory, that was made up to lout people pockets.
Catholic's plainly ignore what God says 'THOU SHALL NOT DO".
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE EXEMPT FROM THE WREATH THAT IS TO COME,
AGAINST ALL THOSE WHO THINK THEY CAN ADD AND SUBTRACT FROM GOD'S HOLY SCRIPTURE OR CHANGE THEM TO SUIT YOURSELF.
I WONDER HOW THE CATHOLIC'S ARE GOING TO EXPLAIN ALL THAT, ON JUDGEMENT DAY. WELL I AM NOT TO BOTHER MYSELF WITH THAT IT ISN'T MY BUSINESS. I HAVE TO WORK OUT MY OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING.
LTM good friend

Did Jesus take James, Peter, and John up a mountain and discussed with two dead people something?

So your prejudice is that your faith lacks understanding, that the living can be in the presence of the dead, and can know who they are....

And where Jesus is the Church living and dead are in His Presence, and things are discussed and revealed, this is possible for all believers. It is just that some deny by faith and do not understand.
Pat

Granby, CT

#415523 Jan 14, 2013
truth wrote:
its so simple
You are created on his image..do you liked that..i don't know..simple i am not to much care or i am going judge you about that..you have free will what you want from yourself up to you.
Please don't force anyone about love what others like or not.
We are deference in many aspect.
Are you for sure your God presented on your Altar in your temple?
noooooooooooooooooo
Simple is right. God loves stupid.

Only the very ignorant are perfectly satisfied that they know. To the common man the great problems are easy. He has no trouble in accounting for the universe. He can tell you the origin and destiny of man and the why and wherefore of things.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll, "Liberty In Literature" (1890)
Pat

Granby, CT

#415524 Jan 14, 2013
Christianity has such a contemptible opinion of human nature that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a belief in God. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll
truth

Perth, Australia

#415525 Jan 14, 2013
you are not honest
you asked
where is conciseness within not conciseness..
before you explain about ribs and creation from ribs its my last bone from that i will created woman and give as gift to man..are you for sure man don't love belonging of his rib..then how can be woman is wrong or ribs is wrong..

now i explain to you so tiny simple hair..
hair from what?
cat dog horse or what..

Did angels have hair?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#415526 Jan 14, 2013
Pat wrote:
Christianity has such a contemptible opinion of human nature that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a belief in God. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll
Pat-

You can believe as you wish, but how can you simply dismiss St. Paul as a "liar" while simultaneously exhorting all of us to take Robert Green Ingersoll at face?

A bit contradictory, yes?
disciple

Temecula, CA

#415527 Jan 14, 2013
Pat wrote:
Christianity has such a contemptible opinion of human nature that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a belief in God. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll
It looks like you found your god.
truth

Perth, Australia

#415528 Jan 14, 2013
so what you say my faith is zero..and you say Jesus can do anything..now..he don't liked us..its ok if not..are you very proud of that fra roberto..if yes good luck to you..we will wait another evolution with hair..maybe some funny gay can created us without you fra Roberto..don't fill sorry even if we belong to smelly worms.
Are you for sure Jesus never visited any graveyards with warms..by roberto don't lose yourself because of me..to be holy you can be we don't need.
its good be stupid

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#415529 Jan 14, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>you are out of line,why? what are you accomplishing here by throwing out these insults? you the forum bully?
hey jethro, how about you doing me afavor, step back take a flying leap and kiss. when i wrote that, several of us were using a little levity to have some fun talking about FOOD. nothing else.

you are completely out of line on this one, freak.
Pat

Granby, CT

#415530 Jan 14, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Pat-
You can believe as you wish, but how can you simply dismiss St. Paul as a "liar" while simultaneously exhorting all of us to take Robert Green Ingersoll at face?
A bit contradictory, yes?
Because Ingersoll is not making any claims he can not support. If I claim I have won the lottery before checking my ticket am I a lair, yes or no? If you claim there is a god when you do not know if what you are caliming is true you are a lair, plain and simple. This is why honest people reject blind ignorant dishonest faith. To claim there is a god is no different than claiming there are aliens on Pluto and if you have no evidence to back up your claim you are guilty of falsehood.
Pat

Granby, CT

#415531 Jan 14, 2013
disciple wrote:
<quoted text>
It looks like you found your god.
I respect and admire honest rational thought. I don't worship anything, that submissive behavior is better suited to the mental slaves called theists.
LTM

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#415532 Jan 14, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>he died a few years ago. I think the name of his ministry was worldwide church of god.
here are some views of that statement about the lost tribes which they now reject as being untrue
10. British Israelism/Anglo-Israelism.(und er Armstrong)-- Views the "lost ten tribes" of Israel as the key to prophecy. Claims that "Judah" and "Israel" always refer to the two separate nations, and that inhabitants of Great Britain are of the tribe of Ephraim, while the inhabitants of America are of the tribe of Manasseh.(Armstrong never did explain how a Britisher, by immigrating to the U.S., moves from the tribe of Ephraim to the tribe of Manasseh.) Claims that white Anglo-Saxons are the chosen people of God.
British Israelism/Anglo-Israelism.(und er Tkach)-- Late-1995, the church officially rejected the doctrine that the Anglo-Saxons descended from the tribes of Israel
The doctrinal foundation of the Worldwide Church of God was adopted from the Seventh-Day Adventists through the Church of God-7th Day. Armstrong added the Identity of Modern Israel theory which he obtained from J. H. Allen and the Jewish Feast Days
this is like the jw's"Also, the Holy Spirit is not a person, but an active force emanating from God. " marge would go bonkes on this statement.Armstrong taught that a believer could lose salvation by disobeying what Armstrong declared to be "God's command through His chosen Apostle." He wrote, "Do you want to let resentment against God's government over you NOW disqualify you -- snatch you from God's GRACE and PURPOSE for you, and cast you into a lake of fire?" (Dear Brethren Letter, May 2, 1974, p. 7).
http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/arm...
This is a link to the 12 tribes and the History of them.
http://jewsandjoes.com/the-10-lost-tribes-of-...
Dan

Omaha, NE

#415533 Jan 14, 2013
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Ingersoll is not making any claims he can not support. If I claim I have won the lottery before checking my ticket am I a lair, yes or no? If you claim there is a god when you do not know if what you are caliming is true you are a lair, plain and simple. This is why honest people reject blind ignorant dishonest faith. To claim there is a god is no different than claiming there are aliens on Pluto and if you have no evidence to back up your claim you are guilty of falsehood.
Ingersoll woudl simply say there is no God and you'd take him at face. Why do you require greater rigor for others' beliefs than you do for your own?

BTW, "I can't see God so he doesn't exist" doesn't pass for rigor.

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#415534 Jan 14, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>hey jethro, how about you doing me afavor, step back take a flying leap and kiss. when i wrote that, several of us were using a little levity to have some fun talking about FOOD. nothing else.
you are completely out of line on this one, freak.
Full of Love

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atemcowboy wrote:
hey karen, have you ever sopped bean soup with corn bread and got it on your chin before?lol

her;
Do you even have to ask that?

I'm from the south man!

We live on that stuff.

Do y'all cook your's with fat back?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#415535 Jan 14, 2013
Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Ingersoll is not making any claims he can not support. If I claim I have won the lottery before checking my ticket am I a lair, yes or no? If you claim there is a god when you do not know if what you are caliming is true you are a lair, plain and simple. This is why honest people reject blind ignorant dishonest faith. To claim there is a god is no different than claiming there are aliens on Pluto and if you have no evidence to back up your claim you are guilty of falsehood.
......and don't feel that I'm attempting to dissuade you from any beliefs you hold. I'm as interested in "converting" an agnostic as you are in being converted-that is, not at all.

I was simply inquiring as to how your posts presented themselves.
Pat

Granby, CT

#415536 Jan 14, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Ingersoll woudl simply say there is no God and you'd take him at face. Why do you require greater rigor for others' beliefs than you do for your own?
BTW, "I can't see God so he doesn't exist" doesn't pass for rigor.
Stop lying. Ingersoll said the theists claim of a god is unproven, not that it has been proven false.

BTW, "I can't see God so he does exist" doesn't pass for rigor, hypocrite.

Since: Jan 08

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#415537 Jan 14, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
So Armstrong was a SDA, that explains a lot. My brother-in-law use to listen to him all the time. They have magazines he left it at my house once, Nancy my friend told me his teachings were not creditable her husband was my Pastor so I didn't read any more of his stuff.
I couldn't remember his name though ,
I am going to read up and do some studying on the 12 tribes of Israel , my interest has been peaked.
I will go to the church library and get some books on it.
The Pastor who knows a lot on this subject is very elderly now and sick, I miss his teachings a lot.
But he is always up for talking on this subject God Love Him.
lock this into your favorites, they will send it to you via email, and i also receive Jerusalem post.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/

I think that every person that loves Israel would be interested in receiving newss about that country.

Since: Dec 06

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#415538 Jan 14, 2013
Aviela wrote:
Why did he just not say I'm going to send myself and sacrifice myself. Why did Jesus tell satan: Stand behind me it is Jehovah you must worship. Why didn't he just say I am Jehovah worship me?
It takes more BLIND faith in the trinity than it does to believe Jehovah and Jesus are not the same beings. I for one don't think Jesus' intentions was to confuse the masses into thinking he was his father. The Jews in his days new he wasn't God. Jesus did not lie when he said people were going to believe strange teachings after his death.
Aviela good friend

You have 3 why questions....Thats a trinity(smile).

"Why" questions are generally pretty deep, so in a short post, almost impossible to answer except by a general answer: God did the thing and answered in a way which He found was of greatist benefit for the good of all....

In general, a faith that is easy to understand is no faith at all, but a substitute for faith. It would be more based on the knowledge and understanding, or an intellectual view, which is generally narcissitic. Gnosticism is a prime example of a faithless faith, dependent on some secret knowledge, that unites a self to Self.(And that Self is Creation)

There are some on here that sense the connection of Jesus being an angel(a part of Creation), which keeps them from knowing God in a personal way is like Gnosticism. This seperation you need to overcome/understand is the sense that JCW's are cutting the heart out of the love of God from the Trinity.

Jesus is God, and Man, not 1/2 God and 1/2 Man, but all God and all Man. And this is why those believers in Jesus in this way have an intimate relationship with God. It is a mystery that has faith always seeking more deeply a person's relationship with God.

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