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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LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#422045 Feb 12, 2013
Listen to the Holy Spirit's Voice
The Holy Spirit is God—a divine Being with a mind, emotions, and will. He is always with us (Psalm 139:7-8). His purposes include interceding for us (Romans 8:26-27) and making decisions to benefit the church (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). His voice comforts, and He offers counsel when we ask and listen (John 14:16).

When we feel that we have received personal instruction from God, we need to remain wise (Proverbs 4:7). We must “test the spirits”(1 John 4:1). The world is full of noise and distractions, and so are our minds. Life on earth is a spiritual battle. The enemy is eager to supply diversions to detract us from God's will (1 Peter 5:8). We must be vigilant to ensure that what we have heard is more than a feeling but is truly from God Himself.

Remember, God wants to show us the right path to take. He’s not in the business of hiding His will from those who seek Him. Isaiah 30:21 says, "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,‘This is the way; walk in it.’"

Here are some good questions to ask as we examine whether or not promptings are from the Lord: Are the promptings confusing or vague? God is not the author of confusion; He is the bringer of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33). Do they go against God's Word? God will not contradict Himself. Will following these promptings lead to sin? Those who live by the Spirit will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature (Galatians 5:16).

In addition to prayer, studying God's Word, and listening to the Holy Spirit, you may want to seek counsel from a Christian friend, family member, or pastor (Proverbs 15:22). GotQuestions.org is a great resource, too, as we have many volunteers waiting to help answer your questions with biblical truth.

God does not want us to fail. The more we listen to God, the better able we will be at distinguishing His voice from the other noises in our heads. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, gives His promise:“He goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice”(John 10:4). Others may speak,“but the sheep [do] not listen to them”(verse 8). The better we know our Shepherd, the less we have to worry about heeding the wrong voice.
from gotquestions.ca
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422046 Feb 12, 2013
Chuck wrote:
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-I believe assumption of Mary is unbiblical
-Mary was sinless unbiblical
-and you started your salvation at 3 months old is unbiblical...lol
Fear not.

All of these Catholic beliefs are predicated in Scripture.

Since: Jun 10

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#422047 Feb 12, 2013
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Dan wrote:
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No.
Christ established the Church-in scripture. He did not establish His Church to teach error.
Christ, per Scripture, built His church. "church" is a common noun. To support your false belief, you have to change Scripture. You change the common noun "church" to a proper noun (Church)...

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.{out of the book...: or, from the tree of life}

Enjoy eternity.....bring fans!!!!!
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422048 Feb 12, 2013
Chuck wrote:
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-I believe assumption of Mary is unbiblical
-Mary was sinless unbiblical
-and you started your salvation at 3 months old is unbiblical...lol
The beliefs may be "unchucklical", but they are not "unbiblical".
Saban fan

Mobile, AL

#422049 Feb 12, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Son't presume-simply provide information.
That's all I'm asking for as to Pineda's credibility.
Who are Y O U to J U D G E a man's credibility before he presents God's Word. J U D G E him by his words and the case he builds using God's Word. Or,...be sanctimonious.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422050 Feb 12, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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You won't even allow yourself to be convinced of the Bible's credibility. What does Pineda's matter?
Straw man.

I never denied the authority of Scripture.

Try again.

You cited someone to me whom you know nothing about, other than his having cast the Catholic Church in an unfavorable light?

Tsk, tsk.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#422051 Feb 12, 2013
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Chuck wrote:
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Ox you didn't get the memo???...the pope said it was truth and even though the assumption of Mary was declared by a pope, who happens to be a man, Dan doesn't follow man. noooooo
Which brings up the definition of "Christian"...a follower of Christ...da pope ain't Christ!!!! Honest!!!!!
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422052 Feb 12, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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<quoted text>
Christ, per Scripture, built His church. "church" is a common noun. To support your false belief, you have to change Scripture. You change the common noun "church" to a proper noun (Church)...
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.{out of the book...: or, from the tree of life}
Enjoy eternity.....bring fans!!!!!
You deny that Christ established the Church in scripture?

You better hold on to your own fans.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#422053 Feb 12, 2013
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Dan wrote:
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Seems to reaffirm Catholic belief that the Church was founded by Christ with Peter as it's head on Earth.
Coming over to our side, Ox?
Not really....it reaffirms...you have to change Scripture to believe your false belief....you change "church" which is a common noun, to a proper noun (Church)..

church: ekklesia, a calling out, i.e.(concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):--assembly, church.

The Greek word for church does not show any denominations as part of its definition.....that's why you have to change Scripture to support your false belief......


Chuck

Dublin, OH

#422054 Feb 12, 2013
Dan wrote:
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The beliefs may be "unchucklical", but they are not "unbiblical".
Oh believe me Dan I know...the pope told you.

*Hard to imagine that a 3 month old who doesn't even know the sacrifice of Christ can actually start his/her salvation. You guys have some church I'll tell ya.

**Let me guess.."don't keep the children from coming to Me"...is that the one Dan?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422055 Feb 12, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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Who are Y O U to J U D G E a man's credibility before he presents God's Word. J U D G E him by his words and the case he builds using God's Word. Or,...be sanctimonious.
I haven't been offered anything to judge, even if I wanted to.

Why would I read his work as authoritative?

I mean, you don't use him to do your taxes-you use someone who has credential in preparing tax forms. I'd assume that you'd at least vet him as much as your tax preparer, considering your immortal soul is at stake.
Saban fan

Mobile, AL

#422056 Feb 12, 2013
Dan wrote:
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What Catholic has told you here that they do not beleieve in the authority of scripture?
None.
Catholics do NOT believe that ONLY the Bible informs their faith, but this does not render the Bible less than authoritative.
But it does however seem to allow you to amend teachings plainly stated in scripture. Therefore you and I are NOT working from the same moral standard or authority. Your authority is the mighty empire while mine is simply God's Word.

You and Clay have proven that to be true based upon the foundation of your arguments against my using scripture as a framework for mine. You are not bound by the scripture alone. right? Did you not JUST say that? YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

Stop with the riddles already.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422057 Feb 12, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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Not really....it reaffirms...you have to change Scripture to believe your false belief....you change "church" which is a common noun, to a proper noun (Church)..
church: ekklesia, a calling out, i.e.(concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):--assembly, church.
The Greek word for church does not show any denominations as part of its definition.....that's why you have to change Scripture to support your false belief......
Common noun, proper noun. I employ the proper noun when discussing the Catholic Church.

Christ established one church.

We believe the Catholic Church is that church.
Hoss

Oklahoma City, OK

#422058 Feb 12, 2013
Yahweh Is not A god He is your heavenly father....

Man made him A god It is in every king james that has a concordance.But yet you do not understand this because you never reverenced Yahweh only A man made god.And he say's you will cause them to forget my name and the world has.

Because the laws were nailed to a so called cross we live in A sin sick world And it will only get worse.

We went from I love lucy where they could not even sleep in the same bed to homosexuality all over the television and even the government accepts this.A very sin sick world.
Saban fan

Mobile, AL

#422059 Feb 12, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Seems to reaffirm Catholic belief that the Church was founded by Christ with Peter as it's head on Earth.
Coming over to our side, Ox?
It was Peter's confession that was the ROCK. Not Peter.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422060 Feb 12, 2013
Chuck wrote:
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Oh believe me Dan I know...the pope told you.
*Hard to imagine that a 3 month old who doesn't even know the sacrifice of Christ can actually start his/her salvation. You guys have some church I'll tell ya.
**Let me guess.."don't keep the children from coming to Me"...is that the one Dan?
Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, chuck.

My burden (if I have one) is to disabuse you of your notions that Catholic belief and practice are "unbibilcal". I've done that repeatedly.

Time for you to sing from a different hymnal, chuck.

You can interpret scripture as you wish.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422061 Feb 12, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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It was Peter's confession that was the ROCK. Not Peter.
Tell Oxbow.

It's his source, not mine.

Says "Peter", not "rock".
Dan

Omaha, NE

#422062 Feb 12, 2013
Saban fan wrote:
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But it does however seem to allow you to amend teachings plainly stated in scripture. Therefore you and I are NOT working from the same moral standard or authority. Your authority is the mighty empire while mine is simply God's Word.
You and Clay have proven that to be true based upon the foundation of your arguments against my using scripture as a framework for mine. You are not bound by the scripture alone. right? Did you not JUST say that? YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!
Stop with the riddles already.
What teachings have been amended by the Church?

Another straw man.

I can have both Scripture and the teachings of the Church and sacred tradition as the foundation of my faith. Christ made it so. He founded the Church to teach His message.

The only "riddle" presented here is why you would disregard Christ's church and her teachings in favor of a "scripture alone" theology that actually contradicts scripture itself.
Saban fan

Mobile, AL

#422063 Feb 12, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Straw man.
I never denied the authority of Scripture.
Try again.
You cited someone to me whom you know nothing about, other than his having cast the Catholic Church in an unfavorable light?
Tsk, tsk.
When I speak about the authority of scripture you tell me this: "Catholics do NOT believe that ONLY the Bible informs their faith"

Where is the authority in scripture if it is not all I need?

What did God miss in scripture that I should be aware of?

Please answer those two questions instead of continuing to riddle around the subject.
Chuck

Dublin, OH

#422064 Feb 12, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, chuck.
My burden (if I have one) is to disabuse you of your notions that Catholic belief and practice are "unbibilcal". I've done that repeatedly.
Time for you to sing from a different hymnal, chuck.
You can interpret scripture as you wish.
"don't stop the children from coming to Me"....

Sorry Dan...that was the only passage I could think of. It's usually the one most catholics use to support infant baptism.

Help me out...which one do you use to support infant baptism? Maybe there is an Apostle that baptized an infant. Just direct me to the book...thanks

*wait! is it "you and your whole household"...is that the one?

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