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I agree. As a former Evangelical Christian I was amazed by the fact that time after time the Catholic position was not only solid but CONVINCING.

The main points of contention for me were: veneration of the Saints, Mary, Purgatory, the Pope, Sola Fida and Sola Scriptura.

In each of these topics the Catholic position once thoughtfully understood, was astonishingly evident.

Of course I approached this with an open mind, which not many people do. I am lucky in that regard I guess.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 9:26:56 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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Our Savior ascended into heaven. He left people in charge. Dare say that in that process a single head under Christ with others are in charge of an organization that goes back to the days of Christ. A Church that has a lasted two thousand years with apostolic succession. I think one the most amazing things I have I witness is the laying on of hands for priests in ordination by the bishops and priests. Especially when I hear the bishop talk about this going on from the beginning with a reading of Acts 6 that show laying on of hands.

The Choosing of the Seven

6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”

5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

THEY Presented These Men to the APOSTLES, Who PRAYED And LAID Their HANDS on Them.................. Till even today and beyond till Christ comes back. Catholic Church still going on with biblical actions in the book of acts from the beginning.

11 posted on 12/22/2012 7:52:38 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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