Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 20 comments on the Jul 10, 2007, CBC News story 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

Leesburg, VA

#418929 Jan 30, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Hank says the Holy Spirit is operating in the lives of men and women in his church. His pastor also preaches the word of God under the annointing of the Holy Spirit according to him. But his pastor preaches doctrines (developed by his DENOMINATION) which you and your pastor say are wrong.
How can this be possible?
Because of His authority, Jesus commands His followers (disciples) to PREACH the gospel to all nations, to teach them that He is King and that they can have salvation through Him and be saved from His
judgment.

AUTHORITY!

"test the spirits"

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

21 but test them all; hold on to what is good,

22 reject every kind of evil.

.....reject every kind of evil....

Are you rejecting every kind of evil, Anthony???
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418930 Jan 30, 2013
LTM wrote:
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Anthony, that is why God told us to search the scritpures, never leave it to chance that what the Pastor is preaching is Bibical.
YEP!!1

"test the spirits"

There are many works being done by churches today which God has not given/shown His approval.
Chuck

Dublin, OH

#418931 Jan 30, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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So it wasn't until you sat down and read John 6 by yourself that you decided the Catholic version was wrong? You never heard that from any protestant? No protestant preacher helped you understand it "correctly"?
Yeah right.
Glad you agree
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418932 Jan 30, 2013
sorry for the double posts...
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#418933 Jan 30, 2013
LTM wrote:
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Anthony, that is why God told us to search the scritpures, never leave it to chance that what the Pastor is preaching is Bibical.
"never leave it to chance"

You both have searched the scriptures and come to different conclusions. Since it's impossible that the Holy Spirit is telling you different things, tell me how it's not chance that you rely on your own personal intellectual abilities to determine truth?
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418934 Jan 30, 2013
Truth wrote:
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Because of His authority, Jesus commands His followers (disciples) to PREACH the gospel to all nations, to teach them that He is King and that they can have salvation through Him and be saved from His
judgment.
AUTHORITY!
"test the spirits"
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
21 but test them all; hold on to what is good,
22 reject every kind of evil.
.....reject every kind of evil....
Are you rejecting every kind of evil, Anthony???
Hold on to what is good, Anthony???

Which, of course, would be God's Word....
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418935 Jan 30, 2013
In the New Testament, God has told us [[[exactly]]] what He wants us (Christians) to do as the church (body of believers.)
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#418936 Jan 30, 2013
Chuck wrote:
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Glad you agree
Well, you should be starting your own protestant denomination since you're able to infallibly interpret scripture all by your lonesome, uh, I mean you and the Holy Spirit. Where do I sign up?
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#418937 Jan 30, 2013
Truth wrote:
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Because of His authority, Jesus commands His followers (disciples) to PREACH the gospel to all nations, to teach them that He is King and that they can have salvation through Him and be saved from His
judgment.
AUTHORITY!
"test the spirits"
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
21 but test them all; hold on to what is good,
22 reject every kind of evil.
.....reject every kind of evil....
Are you rejecting every kind of evil, Anthony???
Not picking on you Hank, but you and LTM are 'testing the spirits' and you're getting conflicting results. How can that be?
Chuck

Dublin, OH

#418938 Jan 30, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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So it wasn't until you sat down and read John 6 by yourself that you decided the Catholic version was wrong? You never heard that from any protestant? No protestant preacher helped you understand it "correctly"?
Yeah right.
You see Tony....when Jesus talked about His body and blood, the people thought the samething the catholics believe. Is this guy really talking about eating His flesh and blood???

And then a person with common sense would read this and know what Jesus is referring to:

63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

However you will still deny this because you are catholic.
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#418939 Jan 30, 2013
Clay wrote:
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Agreed. All Popes have sinned as well as all Protestant Pastors.
Its funny, but the same Pastors who trash the Papacy, have declared themselves more of an authority than all our Popes combined.
Not even the successors to Peter can change the Holy Scriptures. That's why today, our teachings look very different than our Protestant friends. We didn't change, you guys did. In fact, your teachings change from generation to generation. Heck, none you remotely resemble the first Protestants...nor the 2nd or 3rd wave of Protestants. No wonder you point to us and say we go against the Bible! Your grandkids will look at you and say the same thing. As Old JG declared,'ford doesn't make the same cars as their first one. They have new and better ones'. You guys have new and better teachings! Unfortunately, that would mean the Apostles and their disciples had old cars so there not sufficient for us in the yr 2013.
The Roman Catholic Church is built on lies, its teachings are not bibical proven.
The vatican and its treasure belong to the millions upon millions of innocent men and woman who were murdered, for the sole purpose of retaining land and property that belonged to them.
And they were charged with opposing the teachings of the catholic church and killed in the name of God.( MEAN WHILE EVERYTHING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS DONE IN THE PASSED AND SINCE, IS FOR GREED AND POWER, GOD WOULD NEVER HAVE A PROVED OF SUCH MONSTER,LUSTFUL MEN.
WHO MURDERED THEIR OWN CHILDREN BROTHERS, AND FAMILY TO SIT IN THE POPES CHAIR.
JESUS SAID IT LOUD AND CLEAR 'WOE ONTO YOU' YOU HYPOCRTIC.
GOD'S true church don't be absurd, its a den full of demons.
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#418940 Jan 30, 2013
Truth wrote:
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Hold on to what is good, Anthony???
Which, of course, would be God's Word....
But what you see as good, other protestants reject, yet you all claim inspiration by the Holy Spirit.
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418941 Jan 30, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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"never leave it to chance"
You both have searched the scriptures and come to different conclusions. Since it's impossible that the Holy Spirit is telling you different things, tell me how it's not chance that you rely on your own personal intellectual abilities to determine truth?
The very fact that it is possible to "twist" Godís word means
that there is a right way and a wrong way to interpret it.

Ephesians 3:4

4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
Chuck

Dublin, OH

#418942 Jan 30, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Well, you should be starting your own protestant denomination since you're able to infallibly interpret scripture all by your lonesome, uh, I mean you and the Holy Spirit. Where do I sign up?
Nah...I already go to a church

If I'm wrong about Eph 4:12 being christians/saints that are here on earth being eqipped for the ministry, jump in. Interpret for me

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#418943 Jan 30, 2013
Chuck wrote:
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No...not a gotcha moment.
All I'm saying is the passage is talking about saints/christians here on earth. Christians are eqipped for the ministry.
Ask father dye???? just like all the other questions Clay. You piggy back on other catholics because you don't know. You believe things because that's what you are told to believe.
I dont wish to make fun of Clay but he did that the other day when he told someone tha he would look at some catchism to see that he believed in.

for these people to tell us that the rcc produced the Bible, they know very little about it and dont want to learn, either.

and those of us that do know something about the Bible, they tell us we dont have any Authority to speak about it.lol

it isnt as tho the Bible is under a top Secret classification and you must get that clearance to read it.
Truth

Leesburg, VA

#418944 Jan 30, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Not picking on you Hank, but you and LTM are 'testing the spirits' and you're getting conflicting results. How can that be?
God has expressed the need for man to understand His written word (a must for a Christian.)

He has both implied and commanded that we must come to understand His will according to Scripture.

If you were a Math teacher, Anthony, wouldn't you want your students to know that 2 + 2 = 4????

So God expects men to read His word and come to the proper understanding.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#418945 Jan 30, 2013
LTM wrote:
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Anthony, that is why God told us to search the scritpures, never leave it to chance that what the Pastor is preaching is Bibical.
the Bibled is alrezdy clear that there will be many preaches that stand before God and he will reject them. anthony isnt pulling something new out of a hat. Jesus already warned us about those false teachers, so anthony should open his own church doors and look closely at his own clerics.

they arent exactly where God would have them, that is 4 sure.getting drunk, stealing money from the coffers, dealing drugs, and those are the least of their sins.

as for Hanks Pastor, at least he no doubt, is Preaching about Jesus, that beats some cleric giving anthony a piece of grain and saying that gets him into heaven
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#418946 Jan 30, 2013
Chuck wrote:
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You see Tony....when Jesus talked about His body and blood, the people thought the samething the catholics believe. Is this guy really talking about eating His flesh and blood???
And then a person with common sense would read this and know what Jesus is referring to:
63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
However you will still deny this because you are catholic.
Maybe I was mistaken. You've never read John 6.

They understood He was talking about eating His flesh, AND THEY NO LONGER FOLLOWED HIM. Sounds like protestantism.

And in fact, Jesus's flesh, the same flesh which suffered and died on the cross IS help to us. It's the sacrifice of His flesh that saves us. The words He spoke, the reality of the Eucharist, His body and blood, cannot be understood carnally, as those who left him did and how today's protestants do.
Chuck

Dublin, OH

#418947 Jan 30, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>I dont wish to make fun of Clay but he did that the other day when he told someone tha he would look at some catchism to see that he believed in.
for these people to tell us that the rcc produced the Bible, they know very little about it and dont want to learn, either.
and those of us that do know something about the Bible, they tell us we dont have any Authority to speak about it.lol
it isnt as tho the Bible is under a top Secret classification and you must get that clearance to read it.
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.

***How long has God used you to equip the saints in your church for the ministry?

**The passage is pretty clear isn't it?
Chuck

Dublin, OH

#418948 Jan 30, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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Maybe I was mistaken. You've never read John 6.
They understood He was talking about eating His flesh, AND THEY NO LONGER FOLLOWED HIM. Sounds like protestantism.
And in fact, Jesus's flesh, the same flesh which suffered and died on the cross IS help to us. It's the sacrifice of His flesh that saves us. The words He spoke, the reality of the Eucharist, His body and blood, cannot be understood carnally, as those who left him did and how today's protestants do.
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