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.

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The ushers turned and walked the bum to the front of the church, right in front of the pulpit. His clothes were relatively clean but very shabby. He looked like he hadn’t shaved in two weeks.“Sir, in all my years in the ministry, I have never seen such a display of rudeness,” the pastor said.“Don’t you know I can call the Yazoo County sheriff and have you thrown in jail for disturbing a service of public worship?”

“I don’t mean no harm,” the hobo said apologetically, holding his tattered hat in his hands.“It’s just that…” Rev. Goodbody interrupted,“Yes, we know, you just wanted some food, but you couldn’t wait outside until we were finished. You had to come in here and ruin our service.”

“No sir, that ain’t why I come in here. I ‘et a good break­fast of bacon and coffee this mornin’,” the hobo said, managing a small smile for the good fortune of a meal.

Rev. Goodbody quickly responded,“Oh, so you want money. I should have guessed. We just took up the offering, and you thought you were going to get a share of it?”

“No sir, that ain’t it neither. You see, I hain’t been feel­ing too good lately. I run into a doctor man who looked me over and told me I have somethin’ pretty bad. He said I don’t got much time left. I saw yore church sign, and read where it said,‘Looking for the Lord? Inquire within.’ So, I just thought I needed to find the Lord, and that’s what I been asking your good members. Can anyone tell me where to find the Lord?”

Silence, followed by more deafening silence. Then tears, hot burning tears running down the faces of everyone present. Then there came the shame for our quick judgment of the man.

Rev. Goodbody broke the silence.“Sir, I am sorry for misjudging you. I think I can tell you where to find the Lord.” He stepped down from the pulpit; put his arm around the poor man, and the two men talked in soft tones. I couldn’t understand what they said, but Aunt Minnie began singing, and others joined in.

“Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling.

Calling for you and for me.

See on the portals, he’s waiting and watching.

Watching for you and for me.

Come home, Come home.

You, who are weary, come home.

Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling.

Calling for you and for me.”

(Softly and Tenderly, by Will L. Thompson)

After Rev. Goodbody and the hobo prayed quietly together, the Reverend said,“I think God sent a different sermon this morning than the one I prepared.”

Over the years, I have often recalled the day the bum broke up church. It needed breaking up, and so did our stony, Assured hearts. Sometimes, I wish he would show up at my church, and remind me and the whole congregation that pointing people to the Lord is much more important than making it through the service without interruption.

“Then the righteous will answer him,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply,‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”(Matthew 25:37-40)

(Epilog: This really happened and was the best “Sunday school lesson” I ever received. It changed the way I think worship, ministry and service should be connected, not isolated from each other. It is a timeless message, and applies even more in the United States in 2013. So let’s all get out there and give a cup of cold water to a neighbor in need today. That hobo might just be the Lord in disguise!)

Bless you, all, Bill Jenkins

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for some reason the first part didn't copy.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Pastorgraphs:“A Bum Breaks Up Church”



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July 15, 2013

Pastorgraphs:“A Bum Breaks Up Church”

[Excerpts from my book “The Kudzu That Ate Yazoo City”, 2004, Xulon Press]

Many of my childhood experiences revolved around church and music. Not only did my parents want us to get a good education, they wanted us to get a good sense of values. Don’t get me wrong, no one is claiming moral perfection here. I’ve made enough mistakes for three lifetimes; but at least I know they were mistakes.

My parents did not subscribe to the notion of allowing us to grow up and choose which, if any, religion we wanted to select, any more than allowing us to grow up before deciding if we wanted to take baths, brush our teeth, go to school, do our chores and finish our homework. Today, I realize that having a firm faith foundation is about as important as anything a child can get. Too bad some modern parents don’t see it that way. If parents are fearful of damaging their children by giving them religion, just think how damaged they will be for not having it. So church attendance, thank God, was not an option.

In order to join the Assured Brethren Church, you first had to pass a physical just to persevere through the schedule. Sunday school and morning worship was followed by training and evening worship. It was not unusual for us to be in church six hours or more each Sunday. I never understood why I was so tired after the Sabbath day of rest. Then there were midweek prayer meetings, church outreach, choir practice, mission groups, and weekday boys and girls clubs. Bobby David Roberts, my best buddy who also attended Assured Brethren, once said,“Sunday school starts at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, and gets out about…Tuesday.”

Assured Brethren Church was located near the railroad tracks in Yazoo City. Occasionally, we would have a hobo pass by along the railroad tracks, visible through the open church windows. There was no air conditioning back then. Watching the hobos provided momentary distraction from Rev. Goodbody’s sermon. Once, we even had a hobo wait outside the church until services were over. He asked for food. Food was never scarce at church, and the ladies located some cold biscuits and jelly left over from the men’s breakfast that day. The hobo gulped them down with a mayonnaise jar of water before setting off again on his rambling journey. As long as the hobos kept their distance, and didn’t disturb worship, we kept a peaceful coexistence with them.

On one particularly bright Sunday, we arrived at church for our weekly infusion of Bible study, singing, sermonizing, and fellowship. About halfway through the sermon, we heard the church door open. At first, I thought it was my dog Topey, the righteous wonder dog, coming in from making a necessary stop at the fire hydrant outside the church. Then, I heard whispered voices. Boy, someone was going to get a whipping when they got home, because one thing you never did is talk during the sermon. I turned to see who had experienced this lapse in moral turpitude. My eyes became as big as saucers. It was a hobo, a bum, who had the audacity to come into our church.

Aunt Minnie began fanning herself faster and faster with her Stricklin-King Funeral Home fan as the bum worked his way up the aisle, stopping to ask a question to the startled worshipers who had the misfortune of being seated next to the aisle.“Wilburn! Do something, quickly! Wilburn!” she said. Rev. Goodbody tried to continue the sermon, but realized he had lost the attention of everyone to the stranger. The ushers composed themselves in time to grab the hobo and began escorting him out of God’s house.

“The nerve of some people!” one particular Assured member said out loud.

“Wait a minute,” Rev. Goodbody said to the ushers.“Bring that man down here.”
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I'm sorry to drag you into this Anthony, but there's no other way, I've had it with their lies. I remember that when someone accused you of saying something a while back, you looked up the post too, you didn't like it either. So I hope you'll understand. I've never encountered a bunch like this in my life, absolutely despicable.
Forgive me for not saying 'Peace' or 'Blessings' to give the appearance that I'm holier-than-thou and butter wouldn't melt in my mouth, like those white-washed.
Regina......I know exactly how you feel in dealing with Protestant bible only heretics, bigots and liars on this forum who "thrive" on distorting, manipulating and (editorializing) the TRUE Interpretation of the Bible, "inventing concocting and making up" their own (fictitious)Church History, and attacking the TRUE FAITH of the Catholic Church that Jesus HIMSELF gave us!!........ I thank God (every day) that Our Lord Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit led me out and away from this "bible only bondage" of divisiveness and judgmental (half-truth Christianity) into the Historical and Biblical FULLNESS of the TRUTH and the FAITH ,in Jesus Christ in and through HIS One (and only one) TRUE Universal Apostolic Catholic Church.......You have my prayers, understanding and "full and total support" Regina as a former bible only Protestant (now Catholic) who lives each day (under the attack of "principalities and powers" from this forum), who (will stop at nothing) to undermine, destroy and distort the TRUTH of Christ and His Apostolic Catholic Church......Matthew 16:18-19 assures us that the "Gates of Hell shall not prevail against HIS (Jesus' Church)!!!

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Clay wrote:
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No, I think I've addressed it head on and given you more time on the subject than you deserve.
You're hammering away on a word (thoroughly) that doesn't appear in my Bible. But even if it did, Paul was not endorsing sola scripture. Paul couldn't have been endorsing it because Jesus (nor His Apostles) ever left us with a list of scripture that is 'thorough' enough for us. Get it?
Your dilemma is the same as that fanatic Concerned, you don't have an infallible authority to determine the list of Books nor an infallible authority to interpret them.
You're all born again you say.. And the Holy Spirit is guiding you to Biblical truth?? Well, tell Concerned in Canada that Jesus is not God. The Holy Spirit told you he's not God and told Concerned He is!! You're both born again evangelicals!!!
NABre:
The scriptures are the source of wisdom, i.e., of belief in and loving fulfillment of God’s word revealed in Christ, through whom salvation is given.

What more is needed than Scriptures, the source of wisdom, of belief in and loving fulfillment of God’s word revealed in Christ, through whom salvation is given?

NABre:
Useful for teaching…every good work: because as God’s word the scriptures share his divine authority. It is exercised through those who are ministers of the word.

Since Scriptures share the divine authority of God, what more is needed than Scripture for useful teaching, for every good work,by those who are ministers of the Word??

NABre:
All scripture is inspired by God: this could possibly also be translated,“All scripture inspired by God is useful for….”

Since all scripture is inspired by God and could possibly also be translated,“All scripture inspired by God is useful for….”...what else is needed??

NABre:
In this classic reference to inspiration, God is its principal author, with the writer as the human collaborator. Thus the scriptures are the word of God in human language.

What else is needed than the Word of God, Him being the principal author?

Show me in the above where the NABre teaches that Scripture needs to be supplemented for teaching…for every good work...for wisdom.

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I am so glad that one night, I walked into the Church looking for the Lord. and my Aunt Minnie(my moms sister) was fanning herself.

and at the altar that night, I came Home to the Lord.

and a few days later, the long hair and beard came off, and instead of bell bottoms, I dressed in suits.
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Are you for sure my dear love ones ..you are hungry of food of this world or fill warm of this cloth?

My prayers and thoughts can be food for you
my loving light and power can warm you in my heart.

How I can help you my lovely George?

If I call you then i have to, one left maybe more..how its look for us who is less then Jesus?

I call that hunger for my friend.

I can call that as past border as sin overwhelming not to be with others.

In human mind is deference many thoughts too what a about if Mrs anger come.. o my lovely George then will be winter always with us as cold maybe when dark come as night I can tell you deference thought still not even very close with nice cloth or nice diner.

You need something extra ..o yes very beautiful arms as strong fill..please dear George dark is dark..what a about that scare is much more worse after anger o yee ..Are you for sure you don't need light?
O no no no please don't tell me ..no my dear why we need light can be good as it is just come close stay near as lovely dear..no no my lovely George without loving light we are lost for ever life is life after when everything past still light can be as remind to reprimand into new life.

Are you for sure my lovely George someone in church when you sit very close can do that?

Are for sure someone with nice cloth can do that?

Light is light beautiful golden light trough that passage is only one truth one heart ..there you can't mist when you pray when you see pure as drop of tears.

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I am so glad that one night, I walked into the Church looking for the Lord. and my Aunt Minnie(my moms sister) was fanning herself.
and at the altar that night, I came Home to the Lord.
and a few days later, the long hair and beard came off, and instead of bell bottoms, I dressed in suits.
what a different in a testimony. I just read about that priest who gave credit to Mary,

and this old country Preacher who went looking for Jesus and found Him at an altar of Prayer.

some day that guy will find that he found NOTHING.

We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land, climb the mountains, cross the waves;
Onward!’tis our Lord’s command; Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Waft it on the rolling tide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, you islands of the sea; echo back, you ocean caves;
Earth shall keep her jubilee: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Sing above the battle strife: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout it brightly through the gloom, when the heart for mercy craves;
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Give the winds a mighty voice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free; highest hills and deepest caves;
This our song of victory: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

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Regina......I know exactly how you feel in dealing with Protestant bible only heretics, bigots and liars on this forum who "thrive" on distorting, manipulating and (editorializing) the TRUE Interpretation of the Bible, "inventing concocting and making up" their own (fictitious)Church History, and attacking the TRUE FAITH of the Catholic Church that Jesus HIMSELF gave us!!........ I thank God (every day) that Our Lord Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit led me out and away from this "bible only bondage" of divisiveness and judgmental (half-truth Christianity) into the Historical and Biblical FULLNESS of the TRUTH and the FAITH ,in Jesus Christ in and through HIS One (and only one) TRUE Universal Apostolic Catholic Church.......You have my prayers, understanding and "full and total support" Regina as a former bible only Protestant (now Catholic) who lives each day (under the attack of "principalities and powers" from this forum), who (will stop at nothing) to undermine, destroy and distort the TRUTH of Christ and His Apostolic Catholic Church......Matthew 16:18-19 assures us that the "Gates of Hell shall not prevail against HIS (Jesus' Church)!!!
HOJO, I have been on this forum longer than any other Regular

and please do me a favor, tell me one lie that I have ever posted about God and the Bible.

you spew this junk constantly without any proof, and you do this with Malice towards The Children of the Lord.
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Uh-oh, I forgot to get back to you as I promised. Now I forget what we were talking about, lol! I'm sorry, Marge.
Glad to hear everything is well with you. And I do see.
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We we're talking about prayer. I said how we are commanded to pray in the Spirit at all times and continually and that the Holy Spirit prays for us when we don't even know what to pray.

Thank you Jesus!

What say you my dear Regina who I've always liked and you know it:)

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and as far as Church History, that means nothing at all.

as I tried to tell John from NJ many, many times. Salvation has absolutely NOTHING to do with any Church and its History.

Salvation is Personal, and is outside the realm of any Church.

Cathie got saved two days after I did, on the Main Street of my hometown, and went to Church for the First time, as a Christian, the following Sunday.

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atemcowboy wrote:
I am so glad that one night, I walked into the Church looking for the Lord. and my Aunt Minnie(my moms sister) was fanning herself.
and at the altar that night, I came Home to the Lord.
and a few days later, the long hair and beard came off, and instead of bell bottoms, I dressed in suits.
Great one Preston

Did you see EHAT I posted for you on the,Church

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I am so glad that one night, I walked into the Church looking for the Lord. and my Aunt Minnie(my moms sister) was fanning herself.
and at the altar that night, I came Home to the Lord.
and a few days later, the long hair and beard came off, and instead of bell bottoms, I dressed in suits.
wonderful.I also thought the story re the bum needed to be told.

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Hermeneutics Smutics wrote:
<quoted text>wonderful.I also thought the story re the bum needed to be told.
Me too

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<quoted text>wonderful.I also thought the story re the bum needed to be told.
Yes, I liked that story very much. Of course there wa some humor from the young boys but that is okay.

the story had much Truth in it and needed to be told.

no matter who we are or what we are dressed in, we still need to meet the Lord.

and we who know Jesus, NEED to tell people that He still Saves, and we NEED to tell People how they can Find Him(even tho He isn't Lost, we were).

I found Him while I was kneeling, Cathie accepted Him standing up.

it is not the position of the body, it is the condition of the Heart.

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I am so glad that one night, I walked into the Church looking for the Lord. and my Aunt Minnie(my moms sister) was fanning herself.
and at the altar that night, I came Home to the Lord.
and a few days later, the long hair and beard came off, and instead of bell bottoms, I dressed in suits.
Thank God for fans!!!!!
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We we're talking about prayer. I said how we are commanded to pray in the Spirit at all times and continually and that the Holy Spirit prays for us when we don't even know what to pray.
Thank you Jesus!
What say you my dear Regina who I've always liked and you know it:)
Now there's something we can agree on! God knows what we need much better than we do. Thank you, Jesus, indeed!

Yes, I do know, Marge. The feeling has always been mutual; I hope you know that, too. And you know who else sees? God! So, as Stevie Wonder says, don't you worry 'bout a thing. It's funny, isn't it? It's like a rerun of a few years ago, only in reverse, lol! It's getting late here, Marge, so I'm going to say good night! Take good care of yourself.

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Great one Preston
Did you see EHAT I posted for you on the,Church
Yes I did.

some good news, Shannon came home tonight. she has a UTI.Urinary tract infection ,and is being treated with antibiotics
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I am not going where you going!
neverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrr
now
You don't liked Mrs necu=no!

Why I have to be like that?

Did you see my anger as ultimatum?

With ultimatum you still have chance.

With my anger you don't have nothing for ever.

Are you for sure dear God nothing is not zero?

Zero is big hole!

Are you hiding something dear God?

Then must be there big big big dark.
Its huge and without hope waiting dear God!

Are you for sure God don't have plain even with big dark/

Must be huge light as universal bright beautiful loving huge Power light.

Oh dear God Is that hole you prepare do for us who is in light be for ever yours!

Are you for sure we going stuck dear for great overwhelming Universal dance?

I can't dance dear God..not at all.

I can still say necu=no.
Is good like that?

Others don't have rights take what is not belong to them.

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atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I liked that story very much. Of course there wa some humor from the young boys but that is okay.
the story had much Truth in it and needed to be told.
no matter who we are or what we are dressed in, we still need to meet the Lord.
and we who know Jesus, NEED to tell people that He still Saves, and we NEED to tell People how they can Find Him(even tho He isn't Lost, we were).
I found Him while I was kneeling, Cathie accepted Him standing up.
it is not the position of the body, it is the condition of the Heart.
Amen

You were talking last nite of the lady in the pants,leaving Church

I had heard that Church story before about the unwelcome man and,Jesus,
Being left out of the,CHURCH....

I'm sure here,are,a,lot of Churches,mire intent on the motions,they go through than Our Lord ..

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atemcowboy wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I did.
some good news, Shannon came home tonight. she has a UTI.Urinary tract infection ,and is being treated with antibiotics
Oh thank God ..it's not good but has,a cure ..tell her this old lady says,hey ..And,God be with her

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