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Posted on 05/25/2007 5:19:25 PM PDT by Titanites
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Thank you for making that important point.
As a Protestant, only one time were differences mentioned by our longtime pastor; specifically, the criticism of Protestants to neglect the importance,(sanctity), of the Virgin Mary.
"And the critics are right," he added.
He then proceeded to teach of the extraordinary life of this wonderful and gracious lady.
Honestly StAth, that's one of the nicer things anyone's ever said about me here. Many, many thanks!
Guess Alex isnt quite as anathemized as he would like.
Wow, it’s the truth. There are anti-Catholics on the site, you aren’t one of them. You just like to keep us on our toes. And you post lots of good news stories, so I appreciate what you do, even if we don’t see eye to eye. God Bless
When you read his stuff you should always have your Bible open next to it because he misquotes and takes scripture out of context to support his personal theology
Is holding a different opinion or debating the same as “bashing” ?
As a conservative I can not understand playing the victim card, salvation. Better to step up and explain or defend what you believe than to whine IMHO
We talked about sonship, but we also talked a whole lot about imputed righteousness and forensic justification too. I'm sure he had a far better background though than I did, that he knew it, but in never really sunk in until that point that he mentioned; I fall in the "Catholic with mediocre catechesis" category. I was far too busy taking it all in that freshman year of college.
That said, really understanding that salvation meant being a son of God had a profound effect on my life, and has truly been a great gift.
“... Better to step up and explain or defend what you believe than to whine IMHO.”
Using emotionally laden words is a form of bashing. Whining implies a certain childish behavior.
It might be better not to choose words that are pointedly angry.
When I choose to bash, I don’t make any attempt to claim it isn’t. When I’m angry, it shows and I don’t pretend I’m not.
To do so, is rather slippery and dishonest. Anger is enough of a sin without adding that to it! LOL!
I think it was his abrasive way of saying that the countless Protestant demoninations are so different the only thing they have in common in their schism from the Catholic Church.
I was raised a Methodist, but have attended services at numerous churches over the years. Whether Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Nazarene, Wesleyan, Lutheran, etc., I never witnessed these horrible divisions I'm always seeing claimed. The important things are those which unite us, primarily our belief in the resurrected Lord Jesus.
There. Fixed it.
There you go again.....trying to be funny!