Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 589734 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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truth

Perth, Australia

#418740 Jan 29, 2013
Jesus Christ name above all.
ISUS ISUS ISUS
hojo

Saint Paul, MN

#418741 Jan 29, 2013
JUST-A-CHRISTIAN wrote:
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You incessant IDIOT.
With your ridiculous rabid rants about your misleading, lying, mind-controlling romanist CULT, all you know is repeating the same crap over and over.
How much longer do you plan on repeating the same crap?
Correction!!! In your (usual) confused, chaotic and twisted thinking, you actually mean "Repeating the same TRUTH" over and over again.... I "cut the crap" a long time ago when I left my "bible only Protestant church" of heresy, distortion, lies and deceit, just like thousands and thousands of other Protestants are "also" doing today. The "handwriting is on the wall" as bible only Protestants (who have been deceived by their "half-truth, half-heresy preachers and ministers) are being "enlightened to the biblical and historical TRUTH" by the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ and HIS One True Apostolic Catholic Church.......... The Catholic Church "continues to grow:--each and every year--(again) up 1.5% in 2012 DESPITE the (desperate increase) of anti-catholic heresy, judgmental hypocricy and the deceiving lies that Protestants are "so famous for"!......... Jesus Christ "assures" us (over and over again in the Holy Scriptures) that His One True Universal Catholic Church, will continue to proclaim the TRUTH of HIS TRUE GOSPEL and to be "His Bride" until HE returns for the second time.
hojo

Saint Paul, MN

#418742 Jan 29, 2013
JUST-A-CHRISTIAN wrote:
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Same old rhetorical, boring, ridiculous, assinine same old......same old.... same old....
Yes!!! Same old, same old, biblical and historical TRUTH of the TRUE GOSPEL of Our Lord, that has been proclaimed, revealed and manifested again and again for over 2000 years...... Jesus Christ and His TRUTH, remains the same yesterday--and forever..... Biblical and Historical TRUTH is the same yesterday and forever. Sin is still the same yesterday and forever!... Nothing has changed in over 2000 years!!..... Heretics, hypocrites, false preachers and teachers have come and gone for over 2000 years (and will continue to come and go)----YET---the One True Apostolic Catholic Church, initiated and established by Jesus Christ HIMSELF in the Gospel----------LIVES ON!!!!
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418743 Jan 29, 2013
1 Thessalonians 5:27

27 I [[[CHARGE]]] you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

Revelation 1:3

3 Blessed is the one who [[[reads aloud]]] the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those [[[who hear it]]] and [[[take to heart]]] what is WRITTEN in it, because the time is near.

WHAT IS THE DIVINE INSTRUCTIONS OF THESE SCRIPTURES????

The divine instruction is "read," "hear," "read to," etc.

The scriptures, themselves, tell us what we need to know and understand.....

We are to read them OURSELVES.....

NO interpreter is necessary.
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418744 Jan 29, 2013
sorry...it should read WHAT "ARE" the divine....
truth

Perth, Australia

#418745 Jan 29, 2013
be bless if you help others
be bless make copy as you could
Way of Cross make every day as you could

Are you for sure who coming first?

Think about that.

one up
one down one cross over
two hearts one remind
how many multiply
from 3000
will be left
only
1000
Who they are did you know name of them?
I don't need nothing from anyone.
Clay

Chicago, IL

#418746 Jan 29, 2013
JUST-A-CHRISTIAN wrote:
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'paper pope' my heiny.
You romanists always vainly imagine any denomination as being led by an imitator of your old elected figurehead!
And again, you're wrong, and Marge is right. If they read the Bible FOR THEMSELVES, asking the help of the Holy Spirit for proper discernment, THEY WOULD LEAVE THE ROMANIST CULT.
Their eyes would be opened to God's truths, and they would finally SEE how romanism has been lying to them.
So take your 'paper popoe' crap and flush it accordingly.
"If they read the Bible for themselves, they would leave the Romanist cult"

Sadly, the ones that do- as evident from the protestant posters on here- are radical fundamentalist. We wish they could remain and be good Catholics, but since they won't we gotta say good bye.
On the flip side, the prominent or notable Evangelicals that are coming into the Catholic Church is staggering. Nobody in your circles will talk about this. These people are interested in truth. You are not.
Clay

Chicago, IL

#418747 Jan 29, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
708
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Afraid of the truth??? Why are you not answering my question??
Why did it take the Catholics over one hundred years to know that the church Christ built was the Catholic Church???
Wow Ox, I think you're trying to imply something, but I'm not sure what.
I answered your question.

I don't believe the Church had a name until 'Catholic' was used. I doubt it was first used in 107 AD. I think it was earlier. None-the-less, 107 AD is the first documented usage.
The evidence of the word Catholic- describing the Church Christ started - was written by a disciple of the Apostle John.

He was ordained a Bishop by an actual Apostle.

So I highly doubt he'd make up a different church without Johns consent.

I'm glad you're reading the early Church fathers writings.
Most Protestant ignore them for obvious reasons.(the first century Church sounds really really Catholic)
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418748 Jan 29, 2013
Acts 18:28

28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate,[[[[[proving from the Scriptures]]]]] that Jesus was the Messiah.

The apostles NEVER directed the people to an infallible interpreter of the Word of God but to the [[[Word itself.]]]
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418749 Jan 29, 2013
How can one study and understand the Scriptures without making a private interpretation of Scripture?

Each person is responsible for himself.

Another person cannot decide or act for him/her.

Work out your OWN salvation....
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418750 Jan 29, 2013
Romans 14:12

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#418751 Jan 29, 2013
Elizabeth wrote:
As someone who is catholic and was raised in the faith, I find this truly offensive that the Pope would make a statement like this. It is making me seriously consider leaving the church. As long as popele believe in God and the holy trinity, why does it matter whether they believe as catholics, methodists, lutherans, etc? I think Benedict has gone too far with this statement and I do believe it is going to hurt the catholic church in the long run.
Am a catholic tae mate, the child sex abuse thing made me chuck it, but I was already having doubts about it...it's all a load of baloney IMHO, no trying to offend anybody but that's ma view.
hojo

Saint Paul, MN

#418752 Jan 29, 2013
Truth wrote:
How can one study and understand the Scriptures without making a private interpretation of Scripture?
Each person is responsible for himself.
Another person cannot decide or act for him/her.
Work out your OWN salvation....
Each of us, as Catholics< make a point of "individually reading and studying the bible" on our own. The Catholic Catechism from Jesus Christs One True Catholic Church is a guide to our interpretation of Sacred Scripture as there are many, many verses, parables and writings that can be interpreted and better yet "mis-interpreted in ways, not compatible to the "true interpretation that was originally "handed down: by the Early Church Fathers, who formed the Canon of Scripture in 382, 393 and 397....Paul in 1 Tim 3:15 gives us guidance in the TRUTH when he calls "the Church (not the Bible) the pillar, pinnacle and foundation of the TRUTH. We as Catholics, study, listen, believe and adhere to the TRUTH of the bible, each and ever day, on our own, and at daily Mass. It is the "only" TRUE, authenticated and verifiable interpretation that, we as Catholics, can be positively "sure of" as TRUTH. Jesus established ONLY ONE TRUTH!.... Not 42,000+ contradicting, conflicting and inconsistent interpretations of the bible which is the direction that Protestants have taken since the Reformation!!
Clay

Chicago, IL

#418754 Jan 29, 2013
Cpdf wrote:
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Am a catholic tae mate, the child sex abuse thing made me chuck it, but I was already having doubts about it...it's all a load of baloney IMHO, no trying to offend anybody but that's ma view.
If you chucked Catholicism because of that, then you chucked it for other reasons.
The abuse thing makes all of us sick. But you need to remember, its no more a problem in the CC then any other group on the planet. But the fact that its from an ordained Priest; a man of God, should make any human cringe. But its important to remember, these skum sinned and violated the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. The Bishops that covered it up (whether it was for forgiveness of the guilty or concerns about their image, is inexcusable as well. The good news is that this so-called cover up should never happen again, because of new protocols in place. The Church is tackling this issue head on, with boldness.
Quick example of new policies in place: I volunteer for 'project home' in the Twin Cities. Every year the CC - along with many Protestant Churches, open up their doors in MN for homeless families. I had to attend a mandatory training called 'Virtus training'. This is a 3 hr class that the Catholic Church requires ALL laity, clergy and employers to go through in order to work or volunteer in Catholic schools or Churches. None of the Protestant churches participating in Project Home required this- yet, statistically, they had/have the same problems of child sexual abuse as the CC. I'm not taking anything away from the noble cause they are doing with the Homeless. I'm just pointing out one example of how the CC combating this issue.
duststorm

League City, TX

#418755 Jan 29, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
"If they read the Bible for themselves, they would leave the Romanist cult"
Sadly, the ones that do- as evident from the protestant posters on here- are radical fundamentalist. We wish they could remain and be good Catholics, but since they won't we gotta say good bye.
On the flip side, the prominent or notable Evangelicals that are coming into the Catholic Church is staggering. Nobody in your circles will talk about this. These people are interested in truth. You are not.
Hi Clay, I remember when you were a newcomer to this thread. Hope all is well with you.
The following truth should shake you to your core, if you can be brutally honest with yourself:
Peter was married. This fact alone should make you realize that if a prophet is wrong in one tiny aspect, he is a false prophet.
The supposed first pope was a humble disciple who had a wife and a mother-in-law.
Clay, this is serious. For once, please suspend your faith in the Roman Catholic hierarchyand its so-called infallible prophets, and turn, ever so slightly, in the direction of truth.
7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#418756 Jan 29, 2013
A man noticed a woman in the grocery store with a three-year-old
girl in her cart.

As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for
cookies and her mother told her no.

The little girl immediately began to have a conniption fit, and
the mother said quietly, "Now Missy, we just have half of the
aisles left to go through, don't be upset. It won't be long."

In the candy aisle, the little girl began to shout for treats.

When mom said she couldn't have any, she began to kick her
mother and scream. The mother said softly, "There, there,
Missy, don't cry, only two more aisles to go and then we'll be
checking out."

When they got to the checkout stand, the little brat immediately
began to reach for the gum and freaked out when her mom said she
couldn't have any.

The mother patiently said, "Missy, we'll be through this
checkout stand in five minutes and then you can go home and have
a bottle and a nice snooze."

The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the
woman to compliment her. "I couldn't help noticing how patient
you were with little Missy," he said.

The mother sighed and replied,
"Oh, no, my little girl's name is Francine,

I'm Missy.
7th Day Catholic Rocks

Poplar Bluff, MO

#418757 Jan 29, 2013
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“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"

#418758 Jan 29, 2013
hojo wrote:
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God does not call "ANYONE" as a disciple, minister, preacher, or teacher to spread condenmation, judgment toward other Christians, and hostile hate against other brothers and sisters in Christ.
Matthew 12:33 "A tree is known by its fruit. A good tree produced good fruit. For a mans heart is determined by his speech. An evil hearted man is filled with venom and his speech reveals it. Your words of condemnation and judgment reflect your fate. Either you will justified by them or you will be condemned."
Galations 6:7 "Be not deceived for God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap!!
You, Confrinting--do not speak for God. God does not call condemning, and judgmental preachers and ministers to do his work of bringing dis-unity, division, and disharmony to the body of Christian followers and believers in Jesus Christ!!
~~~

If your Constantine-ism was Christian you might have a point...

But

since it is not...

you are a candidate for salvation.as is the rest of the ROMAN CATHOLICS ON EARTH...

OTHERWISE YOU HAVE NO HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE WITH CHRIST.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#418759 Jan 29, 2013
Tony17 wrote:
<quoted text>Then the angels have erred in your world as well then huh because Hebrews chapter 1 gives a clear picture that the angels were told to worship Christ.
Do you take "Paul's" teaching over Jesus'?

How does anyone know "what the angels were told by God", if not present when the supposed direction occurred?

Why do you believe men?
ReginaM

Jackson, NJ

#418760 Jan 29, 2013
Truth wrote:
1 Thessalonians 5:27
27 I [[[CHARGE]]] you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.
Revelation 1:3
3 Blessed is the one who [[[reads aloud]]] the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those [[[who hear it]]] and [[[take to heart]]] what is WRITTEN in it, because the time is near.
WHAT IS THE DIVINE INSTRUCTIONS OF THESE SCRIPTURES????
The divine instruction is "read," "hear," "read to," etc.
The scriptures, themselves, tell us what we need to know and understand.....
We are to read them OURSELVES.....
NO interpreter is necessary.
First of all, "this prophecy" refers to the Book of Revelation only. Secondly, the "one who reads aloud" would be the Church since she and only she was given the authority by Christ. The author of the Book of Revelation, St. John, is in the Church.*Not* every Tom, Dick, and Harry who decides on his own that *he* has authority (i.e. self-proclaimed paper popes). He doesn't and never will.

Thirdly, to hear implies oral teaching which is how the early Church spread the Gospel. Nothing was written, nothing was read. So according to your private interpretation above, those in the early Church weren't blessed!

Fourthly, you are attempting to use Revelation to trump Acts 8:26-40 which very clearly states we are *not* to interpret scripture privately but to go to those in authority, the Church...in this case St. Philip.

Too many errors, Hank. What you're proposing is not the faith taught by the apostles.

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