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Are Cardinals Electing The Last Pope? If You Believe Nostradamus...
NBCNews ^ | March 10, 2013 | Carol Grisanti

Posted on 03/10/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT by Steelfish

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I guess by your lights the Great Commission given by Christ to St. Peter and his successors to go forth and teach all nations was simply a useless instruction. How do people who are illiterate learn unless they are taught? This is why we have ONE Church and ONE truth not the nonsense taught by Re. Wright, Rev. David Koresh, Rev. Jackson and the jackassses like the Joel Osteens of this world who instruct a false prosperity Gospel. Faith and reason go together. Muslims and Hindus too have faith but not backed by reason and the words of the Gospel. It was the first Church Fathers who sorted out the books of the Bible. They did not fall from the skies. What was given to Peter were the keys to the kingdom of Heaven by teaching the truth, the one truth as handed down by scripture, its meanings, tradition, and revelation. In this way we avoid a Tower of Babel with thousands of “Christian” sects and where each person claims for himself/herself the “truth” as discerned by that person.

61 posted on 03/11/2013 8:14:06 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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Can you say that of any other church?

God’s temple is within every believer, a living sanctuary for the Holy Spirit.
We are talking about two different types of churches here, one spiritual, one physical. The artistic expressions left as examples of great faith and evidenced by magnificent art and architecture are some of humankind’s greatest achievements (i.e, The Sistine Chapel). The temple of the holy spirit that lives within believers is not of this world. Great churches are.

62 posted on 03/11/2013 12:39:34 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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St. Peter’s church is the “heart of Christianity” to over 1 billion folks, who all BELIEVE in Jesus. Is is built over the tomb of Jesus’ Apostle, Peter. Can you say that of any other church?

Yes. That's a very high number. However,

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:13-14
63 posted on 03/11/2013 7:13:17 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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America didn’t elect this one.

64 posted on 03/11/2013 7:49:15 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Jude in WV

Amen Brother.

We do have some sketchy accounts from possible witnesses who claimed that Peter did preach in Rome.

However, if those accounts went under the same scrutiny that the books of the Bible went under, they would have been ignored as rumors without proper validation.

Which is what we as honest God fearing Christians should do. If God wanted it to be understood and believed that Peter not only made it to Rome to preach, but that he was also considered the first Bishop of Rome, Than God would have made it abundantly clear for the whole world to know.

However, it seems that only the Catholic Church believes it to be. The same Church that teaches Mary was immaculately conceived and thus deserves to be worshiped along side Christ.

65 posted on 04/23/2013 8:57:53 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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