Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ. Full Story
marge

Ames, IA

#419784 Feb 3, 2013
Clay wrote:
<quoted text>
It doesn't frighten the Pentecostals!!
the spirits of the dead Claypool, not the Spirit of God.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419785 Feb 3, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
And on and on and on....
MINNESOTA
Star Tribune
Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
Updated: February 1, 2013
The Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer admitted to all counts related to his criminal sexual conduct involving two boys and possessing child pornography.
A Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to 20 counts related to child sex abuse and child pornography was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.
Curtis Wehmeyer, 48, of Minneapolis, was taken into custody at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in St. Paul after his sentencing Friday afternoon.
The criminal sexual conduct involving two brothers, then ages 14 and 12, more than two years ago in a camper parked at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in St. Paul, where he lived and worked as the parish pastor.
Baptist General Convention of Texas: Keeps a confidential file of ministers reported by churches for sexual abuse,“including child molestation” and for whom there is an admission,“substantial evidence,” or a “confirmed” report from the church. The assessment of “substantial evidence” was reviewed by the BGCT’s own attorneys. But even in these rare circumstances -- i.e., when a church itself reports a minister and when the BGCT determined there was substantial evidence -- the minister’s name simply sits in a file and people in the pews are not warned.

Baylor University (the largest Baptist school in the world): Took no action when a student reported sexual assault by ministerial student Matt Baker. Reportedly, university officials asked the student not to contact police. They typed up a report and put it in a file. Despite that assault report in their own file cabinet, and despite the fact that Baker had already been twice reported for sexual abuse at First Baptist of Waco (ironically, the church at which every Baylor president has held membership), Baylor admitted Baker into its Truett Seminary, thereby helping to further advance his career. So, Baker was able to continue church-hopping through Baptistland while also leading “a secret life as a sexual predator.” The only thing that finally stopped his ministerial career was a murder conviction.

Bellevue Baptist Church (Memphis, TN): This flagship magachurch retains as its senior pastor a man who knowingly kept quiet about a staff minister who admitted to sexual abuse of a kid. Thereby, it sends the unmistakeable message that a clergy sex abuse cover-up is no big deal. At least 10 other church leaders and staff also knew about the child molesting minister, but they followed the example of their morally-blind pastor and kept quiet. Some tried to justify their silence by saying it was all “under the blood.”
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419786 Feb 3, 2013
Bolivar Baptist Church (Denton County, TX): Retains as its pastor a man whose "best" defense against a clergy molestation allegation was to say, "I didn't have sex with her when she was 16 or younger." The woman says he abused her starting when she was 14. But even if people believe the pastor as to the girl's age, is that the sort of man who should stand in a Baptist pulpit in a position of spiritual trust? The woman also has a paternity judgment against the pastor for the child she gave birth to at age 18. She had to get a paternity judgment in order to even get the pastor to financially support the kid that he fathered.

Branchville Baptist Church (Summerville, South Carolina): Hired a pastor who had a prior conviction for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419787 Feb 3, 2013
Calvary Baptist Church (Greenwood, IN): After the pastor of a Southern Baptist church in a nearby town was charged with child sex abuse, the pastor, ministers, and deacons of Calvary Baptist (12 of them) invited the pastor to worship at their church “anonymously.” And even after he pled guilty, he was still allowed to mix anonymously among the Calvary Baptist congregants. In what appeared as an effort to influence the judge to impose a lesser sentence, Calvary’s leaders also wrote a letter to the judge, expressing support for the preacher-predator.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419788 Feb 3, 2013
Heritage Fellowship (Gainesville, GA)(formerly Emmanuel Baptist Church): Hired a youth minister after a prior criminal charge of child molestation (on which he was acquitted), and after the minister molested more boys on which he was convicted, the church simply changed its name.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419789 Feb 3, 2013
Hope Baptist Church (Starke, FL): Lawsuit alleged that the church knew about a pastor’s abuse of a 15-year-old church girl but “didn’t take action.”
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419790 Feb 3, 2013
Illinois State Baptist Association: Terminated the employment of a Baptist newspaper editor because he dared to report on the arrest of a prominent Southern Baptist pastor on child sex charges. Glenn Akins, executive director of the Illinois association, justified the firing by saying it was “God’s will.” Meanwhile, the pastor pled guilty to felony sexual assault on a teen girl.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419791 Feb 3, 2013
Paramount Baptist Church (Amarillo, TX): Lawsuit alleged that “numerous parents, teachers and others had complained to church leaders” that a Sunday School teacher “had engaged in inappropriate sexual touching of children on the church premises.” But according to the lawsuit, parents who complained were asked to leave the church, and the teacher continued working with kids. More kids were molested, and the teacher was eventually convicted.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419792 Feb 3, 2013
Southmont Baptist Church (Denton, TX): Gathered a $50,000 love offering for their former pastor, who resigned after news was made public that he had paid “hush money” to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a 14-year-old church girl. The pastor made an apology at a church banquet and confessed “that proper boundaries were not kept."
Pad

Rockford, IL

#419793 Feb 3, 2013
Clone wrote:
<quoted text>Im sorry, you never answered the qusetion, "Who made God?" Ma and Pa Gods?
It is funny you should ask.I was watching a video from two Muslims who were proving that Jesus in fact is not God.AND the number 10 reason which was the greatest,is that Jesus had a beginning and could not possibly be God.

What you and the Muslims have in Common is this Clone,BOTH of you do not know G O D. Why do I say that,it is because the very fact that G o d is Eternal, and no man or woman has ever seen Him face to face,speaks of ONE who has no beginning or END. The fact that the earth has every type of beginning and end in all that exists on it,proves that it is a created thing,that which must be temporal.

If all that you can believe is temporal with a beginning and an end,than you can't possibly believe that there is in fact an eternal or an eternity to consider.

The Eternal things cannot be considered void or obsolete just because we finite beings cannot totally understand that which has no birth,and that which has no death.So the Father of Lights can have a Son,and He can do anything,why do we limit Him? The One who in 7 days created this earth,the heavens around it,the Moon.The One who created all the Universe,that gave a start to everything we can possibly see with our eyes.He created us with the ability to create as well,although we can in no way match His abilities.

Surely the God of all the Universe could take His W O R D and put it in the form of a SEED implanted into the womb of a Virgin Woman,and the SON of His own Essence is formed in full humanity in the womb of Mary.

Incarnation,the God of the Universe His Essence of Divine Being in His Son,the Lord Jesus Christ.The Muslims say "BE" and attribute that to the God of all Creation,but yet do not understand that God could as well be the Divine Essence in that Son, who became Man and dwelt amongst us.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419794 Feb 3, 2013
Trinity Baptist Church (Concord, NH): Under the leadership of former pastor Chuck Phelps, the entire congregation of about 400 members sat and listened to a 15-year-old girl apologize for being an unwed pregnant teen. The alleged father was a church deacon, but reportedly, he was allowed to simply apologize for being unfaithful to his wife. The girl was then whisked off to Colorado even as New Hampshire police were seeking to investigate. (rev. 7/10)
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419795 Feb 3, 2013
Trinity Baptist Church (Jacksonville, FL): A TV station in Jacksonville, Florida, reported that Trinity leaders “knew for years their former pastor was a pedophile, but covered it up for fear public knowledge would harm the church’s ministry, shipping the minister to Germany where he served 10 years as a missionary, possibly with access to other children.” Trinity continues to retain as its senior pastor the man who, according to news reports and a “smoking-gun” tape-recording was at the helm of that reported cover-up. Accusers said “it was well known” by other church officials as well, and that they knew for decades.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419796 Feb 3, 2013
Victory Baptist Church (Andalusia, AL): Allowed pastor Ralph Lee Aaron to move on to another church after a complaint about inappropriate conduct with a kid. So, they got the guy off their own turf, but what did they do to warn others? A few years later, Aaron was charged on numerous counts of sexual abuse and sexual torture of 8 to 12 year-old boys.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419797 Feb 3, 2013
Wayside Baptist Church (Miami, Florida): Church members chartered a bus to go to the jail to show support for their youth minister before his sentencing on sex crimes against numerous teen church boys. Apparently they had no problem forgiving the molesting minister -- “after all, he had repented.” The boy who brought the minister’s serial sex abuse to light said what was nearly as damaging as the abuse was the fact that even after the abuse was exposed and admitted, the church made more of an effort to forgive and support the abuser than to heal the abused.
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419798 Feb 3, 2013
And on and on and on...

Westside Victory Baptist Church (Fort Worth, TX): Their pastor was convicted of sexually abusing five boys, and 13 of the 25 charges were for aggravated sexual assault.“Besides being abused… Neathery’s victims were ostracized by members
Dust Storm

Minneapolis, MN

#419799 Feb 3, 2013
· Instead of punishing child molesters, they’re simply moved from place to place without anyone getting a heads up.

· It takes almost a year-and-a-half to investigate claims of abuse.

· If the accused is guilty of touching a minor or accessing porn on a computer, he can continue working provided he sees a shrink.

· Even molesters who admit to their crimes are given a second chance.

· Those empowered to do the investigation are mandated to seek rehabilitation for the offender.

· The investigators are not commissioned from the outside, rather they are all staffed from the inside.

· Deals are routinely cut for accused molesters in secret, protecting the identity of the molester from the community.

· The accused molesters not only walk, they walk away with cash settlements, health insurance and letters of recommendation—just so long as they agree to get lost.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows:

“The above is taken from a splendid two-part series on the problem of child sexual abuse in the Oregon public schools; it was published on February 17 and 18 in The Oregonian. The same problem—molestation, secret deals, inside investigations, rehab—exists nationwide. Oh, yes, so does the phenomenon of ‘passing the trash’ to other school districts.

“So where’s the outcry? If this were the Catholic Church, there would be calls for resignations and punitive measures. It only goes to show that kids don’t matter—what matters is the identity of the alleged abuser.

“True to form, when a Republican lawmaker in Oregon wanted to suspend rules to deal with this immediately, he was denounced by the Democrats. By the way, of the $53,000 given by the Oregon Education Association to legislators since November 2006, over 90 percent went to the Democrats. Not until the public schools model themselves on Catholic reforms will this problem be checked.”

http://www.catholicleague.org/child-sexual-ab...
Pad

Rockford, IL

#419800 Feb 3, 2013
Dust Storm wrote:
Bolivar Baptist Church (Denton County, TX): Retains as its pastor a man whose "best" defense against a clergy molestation allegation was to say, "I didn't have sex with her when she was 16 or younger." The woman says he abused her starting when she was 14. But even if people believe the pastor as to the girl's age, is that the sort of man who should stand in a Baptist pulpit in a position of spiritual trust? The woman also has a paternity judgment against the pastor for the child she gave birth to at age 18. She had to get a paternity judgment in order to even get the pastor to financially support the kid that he fathered.
Branchville Baptist Church (Summerville, South Carolina): Hired a pastor who had a prior conviction for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
AGAIN you state along with the prots who disclose evils done by Catholic priests,ministers who do terrible things to young women or men.It is the imperfection of our humanity due to sin which keeps us all wallowing in the pit as we see both others and ourselves as sinners on this earth.

No one is born holy,although babies are precious in His sight,and deserving of every consideration while they are in that state.That is why ABORTION is so evil,it destroys creation,which alone is in God's hands.We human beings fail to see that God alone has property rights to us all.He created the first human beings,and gave to all human kind the ability to PRO-CREATE!

But human beings are cursed when they give into sin,any type, no matter what it is.We all have to deal with some kind of behavior due to sin,and that does not stop just because we decide to go to a college,and get a degree.The man or woman who gets a degree in Divinity does not fair any greater,as they are prone to whatever sin is formed in their heart to do.A matter of will.

That minister who ravaged a young girl (lecherous as he is) had in his heart a passion for such long before he even decided to take on a mantle of ministry.HOW SAD!How despicable,and "BE sure your sin will find you out."

That is why Dust Storm I do not waste too much time ranting about priests who fall from grace,as all flesh is prone to sin,including mine as well.We are all a step away from forsaking God and living by our own lustful passions.EVEN older men fall prey to doing such things,and it is a fine line between sin and holiness.Sin is a temptation away.
Clone

Kansas City, MO

#419801 Feb 3, 2013
Dust Storm wrote:
And on and on and on...
Westside Victory Baptist Church (Fort Worth, TX): Their pastor was convicted of sexually abusing five boys, and 13 of the 25 charges were for aggravated sexual assault.“Besides being abused… Neathery victims were ostracized by members
Now you know, religion is about control and power over its victims. All followers are victims of brainwashing or abuse. It better they get raped than strap a bomb
(Martyr) to their chests....or is it?
Pad

Rockford, IL

#419802 Feb 3, 2013
Dust Storm wrote:
Wayside Baptist Church (Miami, Florida): Church members chartered a bus to go to the jail to show support for their youth minister before his sentencing on sex crimes against numerous teen church boys. Apparently they had no problem forgiving the molesting minister --“after all, he had repented.” The boy who brought the minister’s serial sex abuse to light said what was nearly as damaging as the abuse was the fact that even after the abuse was exposed and admitted, the church made more of an effort to forgive and support the abuser than to heal the abused.
Trust me when I tell you,when a young minister or older for that matter violates children,the whole church is wiped out for months over it.There is such shame and torment over that sin.The minister is usually let go,some have been arrested.The family of the victims often leave that church.

I t is quite obvious that sex scandals tear who church communities apart.Several years ago the senior pastor's son-in-law of a particular church in my city made sexual advances toward a girl in his church.He was the youth pastor,and supposedly he was never found to have actually had sex with any girl in that church outside of his wife.But that scandal tore that church to shreds.The Senior Pastor took a sabbatical for a year,a visiting pastor took over his pulpit. The son-in-law actually was arrested and of course he is no longer with his wife.

Just recently it is known that the senior pastor has returned to his pulpit.The church lost half of its congregation,and he struggles with trying to stay afloat.The media showed little mercy,and while the scandal was in its peak time,every day for several weeks one could read about or hear about that church and its sin. Sex scandals more than anything else destroys churches with a severity unmatched by even political scandals of the same.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#419803 Feb 3, 2013
Happy Super Bowl and Puppy Bowl Day!! LOL....Hermi is slowly recovering.Still on oxygen but he is very motivated.He is gaining the weight back that he had lost last year.Hopefully soon,he will be able to do his Elvis impersonation or me..lol.God Bless each and everyone of you and try to remember this,life is to short.It is much healthier to Love than to Hate.....

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