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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 687223 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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Human Being

Oberlin, LA

#437100 May 2, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Theologians ARE philosophers.
June VanDerMark:

I copied these from the intertent. They are very different.

Theology (from Greek &#920;&#949;&#972; &#962; meaning "God" and &#955;&#972;&#947; &#959;&#962;,-logy, meaning "study of") is the systematic and rational study of concepts of God and its influences and of the nature of religious truths, or the learned profession acquired by completing specialized training in religious studies, usually at a university or school of divinity or seminary.[1]

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[1][2] Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.[3] In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group".
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#437101 May 2, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Oxbow makes the mistake of not realizing Catholics are Christians and represented what Christians were until the Reformation.
He and all of the other protestants here....

I've yet to see any evidence of the "real christians" who were supposedly in hiding for 1500 years.
Just sayin

Nashville, TN

#437102 May 2, 2013
Ella wrote:
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The bible tells us that the anti-christ will be with us until Jesus returns.
And?
marge

Leesburg, GA

#437103 May 2, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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The writings from AD 110 and onward refer to all Christians as Catholic. Period. All of these writings refer to the Catholic Church. They refer to the city Churches, i.e., Ephesus, Corinth, Rome, Antioch, etc. as being Churches within the Catholic Church.
They make no mention of any Church other than the Catholic Church. There is no mention SBC, Lutheran, pentecostal, Evangelical Free, Methodist, etc.
Sorry to burst your bubble bubba.
not true, your own writings show us not believing the literal body and blood in communion.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#437104 May 2, 2013
Ella wrote:
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If this is true, then why didn't the bible mention it?
If there was one faith, as Anthony points out, why would the Bible make a distinction?

Also, are you inferring that lack of mention by proper name in the Bible renders SBC, Lutheranism, etc. null?
marge

Leesburg, GA

#437105 May 2, 2013
Dan wrote:
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Absolutely true, Marge.
What did all the Reformation beliefs shoot off from?
Pentecost, fifty days after Jesus was crucified.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#437106 May 2, 2013
marge wrote:
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not true, your own writings show us not believing the literal body and blood in communion.
Um, all Christians believed in the Real Presence until the Reformation.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#437107 May 2, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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He and all of the other protestants here....
I've yet to see any evidence of the "real christians" who were supposedly in hiding for 1500 years.
I guess they were hiding out until Guttenberg perfected the printing press.
Religion - A Delusion

Titusville, FL

#437108 May 2, 2013
Dan wrote:
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"No results"? Recall that Christians believe that Christ has come once already and will return.
Is there a "results timetable" you've arrived at that we should all review?
Timetable?

Per the Bible, within some of Jesus' contemporaries' lifetimes.

Or perhaps, "soon."

Whatever, no hint whatsoever of 2000 years plus.

All of mankind's other gods have been shown to be imaginary too.
Ella

Rockford, MI

#437110 May 2, 2013
Just sayin wrote:
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And?
And its demonstrated by your 1st comment....
Preston

Athens, OH

#437111 May 2, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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He and all of the other protestants here....
I've yet to see any evidence of the "real christians" who were supposedly in hiding for 1500 years.
they were the ones that your irrreligious system didn't kill
Ella

Rockford, MI

#437112 May 2, 2013
Dan wrote:
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If there was one faith, as Anthony points out, why would the Bible make a distinction?
Also, are you inferring that lack of mention by proper name in the Bible renders SBC, Lutheranism, etc. null?
The bible is real clear on the subject of faith. Take it off your shelf, dust it off and read it...

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#437113 May 2, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:

Theologians ARE philosophers.
Human Being wrote:
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June VanDerMark:
I copied these from the intertent. They are very different.
Theology (from Greek &#920;&#949;&#972; &#962; meaning "God" and &#955;&#972;&#947; &#959;&#962;,-logy, meaning "study of") is the systematic and rational study of concepts of God and its influences and of the nature of religious truths, or the learned profession acquired by completing specialized training in religious studies, usually at a university or school of divinity or seminary.[1]
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[1][2] Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.[3] In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group".
Theologians, as philosophers, are commonly known as "theosophers"!!

;o)

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/theoso...
Dan

Omaha, NE

#437114 May 2, 2013
marge wrote:
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Pentecost, fifty days after Jesus was crucified.
No.

These Christians believed in the Church, believed in the Real Presence, etc.

Pentecost was not the theological equivalent of the Tower of Babel.

Try again.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#437115 May 2, 2013
Ella wrote:
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The bible is real clear on the subject of faith. Take it off your shelf, dust it off and read it...
Assume by this reply that you're suddenly not so concerned about the word "catholic" being in the Bible?
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#437116 May 2, 2013
Ella wrote:
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If this is true, then why didn't the bible mention it?
Time line Ella. Bible was completed some time before AD 100.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#437117 May 2, 2013
Religion - A Delusion wrote:
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Timetable?
Per the Bible, within some of Jesus' contemporaries' lifetimes.
Or perhaps, "soon."
Whatever, no hint whatsoever of 2000 years plus.
All of mankind's other gods have been shown to be imaginary too.
Please cite where Christ told His contemporaries that He would return within their lifetimes.

Care to publish your timetable, then? June begged off.
Clay

United States

#437118 May 2, 2013
Ella wrote:
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If this is true, then why didn't the bible mention it?
The NT was written between 50 AD and 80 AD. The word 'Catholic' was first recorded about 30 yrs later, but was likely in use much earlier.
Still, the Churches of Christ are universal (Catholic) and in communion with each other.
- I don't think you guys understand that the Catholic Church today, is the same hierarchy from back then. Once you overcome your stereotypes, propaganda, misconceptions and slander towards the Church, you can see the genius of Catholicism - as author Matthew Kelly says.

- you should also realize that since the Bible wasn't started until 30 yrs after Christ died and wasn't completed until 50 yrs after He died, and wasn't labeled for another 370 yrs, that the Church came first and then the Bible.
This isn't my personal opinion, this is historic fact. Almost all of Protestantland agreed with that statement until the born again evangelicals arose.
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#437119 May 2, 2013
marge wrote:
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not true, your own writings show us not believing the literal body and blood in communion.
Right. All of the first Christians believed it and the non-Christians did not,
Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#437120 May 2, 2013
Preston wrote:
<quoted text>they were the ones that your irrreligious system didn't kill
Yawn.

How's life preston?

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