Skip to comments.Are Cardinals Electing The Last Pope? If You Believe Nostradamus...
Posted on 03/10/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
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so God wasted all that time coming to earth, establishing a church, appointing apostles, dying on the cross so that each of us could do things our own way??? I want to honor God this way....you want to do it that way...and our neighbor wants to pray the way he insists is the only way to do so...on his head, and how about Fred down the street...he insists that the proper way to honor God is to never enter a church and pay homage at the local abortion clinic......please
No, no, no, no!
Not “if you believe Nostradamus.” Rather, “if you believe yet another ridiculous, stupid claim by hysterical nutcases about what Nostradamus wrote.”
>> And in Malachys vision, the last pope who will soon be elected is described this way: in extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman <<
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!!! That was added to Malachy;s prophecy centuries later!
Peter wrote from Babylon, a code name for Rome. The actual city of Babylon had long been destroyed.
Daily mass is amazing!Amen! Hope to see you there soon again... :)
Don’t even get me started, guys........just........don’t.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts." Is 55:9
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5,6
There is nothing in the bible....
Just because something is not in the Bible doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. The Bible is not a history book. It doesn’t mention airplanes either.
...nor historical records...” There are plenty of historical records written by church fathers indicating that Peter wrote 1 Peter in Rome and the excavations underneath the altar at St. Peter’s gave ample evidence he was there. You should do some research on this. The argument that Peter was not in Rome is one that has been disregarded by most scholars.
With all due respect.....none of that matters. All that matters is a personal relationship with God through His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I agree that that is what matters most. I won’t agree that that is ALL that matters. What we do, what we achieve, and how we treat our fellow man matters too. Tradition, history, behavior, architecture, art, scholarship, all matter: what we do in our stewardship of this God-given life matters. These aren’t “trappings”, they are evidence of our talents we have been given. Some of humanity’s greatest achievements have been from our own expressions of God’s grace. Michelangelo spent four years of his life expressing his immense faith on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and we are all richer for it. That is no small matter, and it matters.
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.
Can you say that of any other church?
Gods 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.
America didn’t elect this one.
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.