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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 596682 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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LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#421433 Feb 10, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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500 million?
Citation please.
We can confess Jesus? Sure. But why does St. James tell us to confess to priests if the Church?
Anthony you are mistaken.

The concept of confession of sin to a priest is nowhere taught in Scripture. First, the New Testament does not teach that there are to be priests in the New Covenant. Instead, the New Testament teaches that all believers are priests. First Peter 2:5-9 describes believers as a “holy priesthood” and a “royal priesthood.” Revelation 1:6 and 5:10 both describe believers as “a kingdom of priests.” In the Old Covenant, the faithful had to approach God through the priests. The priests were mediators between the people and God. The priests offered sacrifices to God on behalf of the people. That is no longer necessary. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can now approach God’s throne with boldness (Hebrews 4:16). The temple veil tearing in two at Jesus’ death was symbolic of the dividing wall between God and humanity being destroyed. We can approach God directly, ourselves, without the use of a human mediator. Why? Because Jesus Christ is our great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-15; 10:21) and the only mediator between us and God (1 Timothy 2:5). The New Testament teaches that there are to be elders (1 Timothy 3), deacons (1 Timothy 3), bishops (Titus 1:6-9), and pastors (Ephesians 4:11)– but not priests.

When it comes to confession of sin, believers are told in 1 John 1:9 to confess their sins to God. God is faithful and just to forgive our sins as we confess them to Him. James 5:16 speaks of confessing our trespasses “to one another,” but this is not the same as confessing sins to a priest as the Roman Catholic Church teaches. Priests / church leaders are nowhere mentioned in the context of James 5:16. Further, James 5:16 does not link forgiveness of sins with the confession of sins “to one another.”

The Roman Catholic Church bases their practice of confession to a priest primarily on Catholic tradition. Catholic do point to John 20:23,“If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven." From this verse, Catholics claim that God gave the apostles the authority to forgive sins, and that authority was passed on to the successors of the apostles, i.e., the bishops and priests of the Roman Catholic Church. There are several problems with this interpretation.(1) John 20:23 nowhere mentions confession of sin.(2) John 20:23 nowhere promises, or even hints, that the authority to forgive sins would be passed on to the successors of the apostles. Jesus’ promise was specifically directed to the apostles.(3) The New Testament nowhere states that the apostles would even have successors to their apostolic authority. Similarly, Catholics point to Matthew 16:19 and 18:18 (binding and loosing) as evidence for the Catholic Church’s authority to forgive sins. The same three above points apply equally to these Scriptures.
Guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#421435 Feb 10, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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"and Mary's flesh is rotten in a grave."
I will pray a Hail Mary for you.
They looked for her grave. They never found it. She was assumed into heaven like Enoch and Elijah.
"[T]he Apostles took up her body on a bier and placed it in a tomb; and they guarded it, expecting the Lord to come. And behold, again the Lord stood by them; and the holy body having been received, He commanded that it be taken in a cloud into paradise: where now, rejoined to the soul,[Mary] rejoices with the Lord's chosen ones..." Gregory of Tours, Eight Books of Miracles, 1:4 (inter A.D. 575-593).
Gregory of Tours, Eight Books of Miracles, 1:4 (inter A.D. 575-593)

Any Idea where he got his source of info from ?

LOL

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#421436 Feb 10, 2013
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So Jesus was not a male?
Planted in her womb? So we can just ignore the "conceive in your womb" thingy because Preston, the same guy who a few weeks ago said you were a biblically illiterate moron, is feeding you common sense now.
It's obvious you're swayed by every goofy theory out there and preachers who rail on you then become nice, so instead of risking your soul listening to that buffoon, I suggest you check with some of your bible group and/ or other protestant groups and see what they say about the embryo theory.[/QUOTE]

~~~

YOU ...Anthony MN"

ARE TOTALLY DECEIVED...

ABSOLUTELY BRAIN WASHED...

personally

i DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION FOR WHAT GOD HAS DONE..

TRUTH BEING SAID ...It is God's business and He owes no one.... an explanation about what he did to bring about the birth of Jesus..

The fact that He was born of a virgin as the Old Testament said would happen...

Isa_7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

and

the fact that he was sired by the Holy Spirit is the pertinent information ...that He is the incarnate Son of God...the Savior of the world....

2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

~~~

All else is vain jangling, assumptions and presumptuousness...

as is the other myths/fables that the (so) called) Roman Catholic

have invented about Mary..
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#421437 Feb 10, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
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Why do you waste you time praying to the dead that Jesus said are still here in the earth,
TILL HE RETURNS FOR THEM...
DID NOT JESUS SAY...
Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you,
-->I will come again,
and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
WHY DO YOU CALL JESUS A LIAR?
So Mary is in the grave, but you and your "born again" friends are going straight to heaven when you die.
alan

Kansas City, MO

#421438 Feb 10, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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Where does the baptsit church get its name?
Watch they will rant for hours with this simple statement...666!
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#421439 Feb 10, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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So Jesus was not a male?
Planted in her womb? So we can just ignore the "conceive in your womb" thingy because Preston, the same guy who a few weeks ago said you were a biblically illiterate moron, is feeding you common sense now.
It's obvious you're swayed by every goofy theory out there and preachers who rail on you then become nice, so instead of risking your soul listening to that buffoon, I suggest you check with some of your bible group and/ or other protestant groups and see what they say about the embryo theory.
you have no understanding of spiritual things at all do you Anthony.
Who is God?? Who is the Holy Spirit??? "WHO IS JESUS" ??
guest

United States

#421440 Feb 10, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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"we all claim the Holy Spirit reveals Biblical Truth as you just posted then we have lots in Common not just your presupposition that we hate the RCC."
The Holy Spirit is not the author of confusion and disagreement, which is protestantism.
And the Church is not an invisible body of believers loosely connected by faith in the bible alone. Sorry.
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"And the Church is not an invisible body of believers loosely connected by faith in the bible alone. Sorry."
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the "church" is not an invisible body of believers loosely connected by faith in the POPE ALONE ... which is what you have when the POPE ignores the written word of God in favor of his 'new' understandings ... such as:
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it is OK to murder and torture heretics ...
it is OK to cover up pedophiles priests ...
it is OK to venerate Mary ...
it is OK to go through Mary in prayer to get to the Son, Jesus, who will in turn approach the Father ...
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You Catholics spew about Protestants *private* interpretation of the Bible ...
but SOMEHOW miss the fact that the POPE is making his OWN *private* interpretations that NO ONE is allowed to question.
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At least the Protestants question the authority of those making "private interpretation" which is why there are so many denominations ...
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and they FIRST questioned the right of the POPE to interpret scripture.
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Private interpretation by the POPE - of all people - who is the most powerful religious figure on the planet ... by virtue of Popes who came before him who ... murdered . tortured . waged war . In God's Name.
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do you not realize that ordering the MURDER of HERETICS is *private interpretation* by the Pope?
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do you not realize that ordering the TORTURE of HERETICS is *private interpretation* by the Pope?
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do you not realize that ordering WAR against HERETICS is *private interpretation* by the Pope?
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Nice *private interpretation* you guys got going there and all the Popes underlings are eager to obey. Scary. And you think Peter was given this right by Jesus? That's even more scary.
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LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#421441 Feb 10, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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So Mary is in the grave, but you and your "born again" friends are going straight to heaven when you die.
When I die , My flesh and bones will be in the grave and will rot.
Just like Mary's

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#421442 Feb 10, 2013
LTM wrote:
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you have no understanding of spiritual things at all do you Anthony.
Who is God?? Who is the Holy Spirit??? "WHO IS JESUS" ??
I have no clue as why anthony made this statement.

Anthony MN wrote:
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So Jesus was not a male?

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#421443 Feb 10, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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So Mary is in the grave, but you and your "born again" friends are going straight to heaven when you die.
~~~

When I die...My spirit will ascend ..To God that created me....

My body will DECAY

AND

go back to dust of the earth ...

There it will remain until the first resurrection...

Then my Spirit and a my body ...( MADE LIKE UNTO THE GLORIOUS BODY OF JESUS CHRIST...will be reunited) AND SO i SHALL EVER BE WITH THE lORD...

THE BIBLE SAYS...

1Jn_3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:

but

we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#421444 Feb 10, 2013
guest wrote:
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"And the Church is not an invisible body of believers loosely connected by faith in the bible alone. Sorry."
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the "church" is not an invisible body of believers loosely connected by faith in the POPE ALONE ... which is what you have when the POPE ignores the written word of God in favor of his 'new' understandings ... such as:
-
it is OK to murder and torture heretics ...
it is OK to cover up pedophiles priests ...
it is OK to venerate Mary ...
it is OK to go through Mary in prayer to get to the Son, Jesus, who will in turn approach the Father ...
-
-
You Catholics spew about Protestants *private* interpretation of the Bible ...
but SOMEHOW miss the fact that the POPE is making his OWN *private* interpretations that NO ONE is allowed to question.
-
At least the Protestants question the authority of those making "private interpretation" which is why there are so many denominations ...
--
and they FIRST questioned the right of the POPE to interpret scripture.
-
Private interpretation by the POPE - of all people - who is the most powerful religious figure on the planet ... by virtue of Popes who came before him who ... murdered . tortured . waged war . In God's Name.
-
do you not realize that ordering the MURDER of HERETICS is *private interpretation* by the Pope?
-
do you not realize that ordering the TORTURE of HERETICS is *private interpretation* by the Pope?
-
do you not realize that ordering WAR against HERETICS is *private interpretation* by the Pope?
-
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Nice *private interpretation* you guys got going there and all the Popes underlings are eager to obey. Scary. And you think Peter was given this right by Jesus? That's even more scary.
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not trying to make you mad, but would you change your nick so we will not get you mixed up with the sda?and if you do, lets us know.k?

“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”

Since: Jun 10

"ISA 53:1.--6 "MATT 10:27"

#421445 Feb 10, 2013
confrinting with the word wrote:
<quoted text>
~~~
When I die...My spirit will ascend ..To God that created me....
My body will DECAY
AND
go back to dust of the earth ...
There it will remain until the first resurrection...
Then my Spirit and a my body ...( MADE LIKE UNTO THE GLORIOUS BODY OF JESUS CHRIST...will be reunited) AND SO i SHALL EVER BE WITH THE lORD...
THE BIBLE SAYS...
1Jn_3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but
we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Rev_20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:

on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
marge

Ames, IA

#421446 Feb 10, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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In short, my point was that Noah had to do something to accept the grace he was granted. That does not mean he wasn't saved by grace.
When I'm baptized for the remission of my sins (Acts 2:38) it doesn't mean I am not saved by grace. It is only through God's grace anyone is saved. However, we are given commandments to follow and obey.
Did you see the verse i left you about God giving the Spirit to those who obey Him?(believe-repent)

One knows if he has the Spirit of Jesus living in them do you?

And the Bible says, one cannot obey unless he has the Spirit inside them because only then can we do the will of God. Then No, we can't boast because its God's work.

So if we are God's children(and those who are know they are), then it says we will be disciplined by HIM.

And the Bible says our faith is a gift from God even, i could go on to disprove your doctrine...

I just don't see the work part to get saved.
Guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#421447 Feb 10, 2013
socci wrote:
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Foxe's book of Martyrs puts the figure at 500 million. That was before Rome invented communist world revolution; nazi ww 1 & 2 ect. She kills still today.
video series on some of this all..
http://protocolshistory.blogspot.com/2010/09/...
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We can confess and ask the Lord to forgive. The priest cannot absolve sin.
Interesting video. I had no idea that the RCC had a Saint for everyday of the year like the pegan religions in Egypt etc. had.

Guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#421448 Feb 10, 2013
LTM wrote:
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Anthony you don't want to get me started on this subject.
How does a baby have its beginning?? An egg from the Mother is pentrated by the mans sperm , but this did not happen with Mary there was no sperm , unless you believe the Holy Spirit has sex with Mary and produced sperm. Logic will tell you no He didn't.
Because Heavenly body's have no gender.
So that leaves only one conclusion , Jesus was an embryo planted in the womb of Mary. Common sense
I believe the scripture where it say's there is neither male nor female is referring to there is no respect a person in that we are one body.
All it took was for the Holy Spirit to implant a Y Chromosone into Mary's egg. Nothing sexual to it or as God beinf a Siritual entity spliting as the embryo would like in identical twins leaving a Y chromosone but most certainly not calling God an embryo by no means.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#421449 Feb 10, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>at least I dont get caught lying all the time like you do. anyway, the campbellite is your cousin in doctrine
Are you sure about this "lying" business? I think it just may be different opinions.
hojo

Saint Paul, MN

#421450 Feb 10, 2013
MICHAEL wrote:
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Why do you get so angry because society in general is MOVING away from what you believe?
something is terribly wrong HOJO....
Yes!! Something IS wrong,(terribly wrong) Michael and it all begins with you!!!! You and your Polluted Pot of Protestant (exaggerated) anti-catholic Propaganda or are you now an atheists or do you call yourself an agnostic.---Whatever it is---it is a "dead end street"
Society moving away from Catholicism!!!! Only in your desperation and delusional dreams!!! The FACT is that the Catholic Church continues to grow and gron, each and every year,(up 1.5% in 2012) while "every Protestant denomination" that totals over 42,000,denominations continues to each and every year.
Reason: Protestants are leaving their bible only "contradicting and conflicting" interpretations of Sacred Scripture by the thousands and converting to the TRUE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ---in and through His historically and biblically PROVEN One (and only) True Apostolic Catholic Church.
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#421451 Feb 10, 2013
atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>I have no clue as why anthony made this statement.
Anthony MN wrote:
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So Jesus was not a male?
Me either , LOL He is getting desperate to find answers I think.
Not the truth just answers.
concerned in Eygpt

Aberdeen, UK

#421452 Feb 10, 2013
Clay wrote:
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"the RCC is a sect that has biblical doctrine and non biblical doctrine, like Mary Worship.."
Then you said: "I trace my spiritual heritage through the spirit of God and am united through him to the body of Christ"
Here is the problem: the first quote above is a lie. No matter how many gazillion times you guys accuse us of worshiping Mary, its still a lie- just like the first time you uttered it.
So am I to believe you are united to Christ when you spread lies about Catholics?
Is that how you're successful in Brazil? By using deceit to get them away from the Catholic Church?
RCC's bow before graven images of a Blonde haired blued statue that somehow is to represent an olive skin brown eyed woman from the line of David.

They pray before these graven images and contradict every teaching in the NT of how we are to pray.

Jesus taught us to pray and he never prayed to anyone other than God.

That is because prayer is act of worship and reserved for God only.

RC's clearly practice Idolatry and Idol worship.

They also pray to all sorts of graven images of dead men and women and commit Idolatry.

NO IF ANDs BUTS or ORS
marge

Ames, IA

#421453 Feb 10, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
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Are you sure about this "lying" business? I think it just may be different opinions.
Hey Sherlayne how have you been?

And Yes it's lying, don't you believe a loving God would have people on the earth that shared HIS Absolute TRUTH, of course a loving God would.

Repent and believe Sherlayne, God sent Jesus to pay fully for your sins, absolute Truth.

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