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For Growing Numbers of Baptists, Pope Francis is Drawing Admiration
Associated Baptist Press ^ | 2/7/14 | Jeff Brumley

Posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:17 AM PST by marshmallow

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1 posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:17 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

As long as the Pope follows the Word he’s OK with this ex-Catholic Baptist......but I haven’t heard of anyone having leg tingles over him.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:22:34 AM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: marshmallow

Something tells me these are the fake, liberal, black, social justice “baptists.”


3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:26:14 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

May I ask - what compelled you leave the Catholic Church and become a Baptist?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:26:57 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

“He consistently overwhelms me how determined he is to give such a positive face to Christianity.”

As if this is a problem to begin with. Hmmm.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:28:28 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: marshmallow

In other news, Jesse Jackson now admires Ronald Reagan, and Captain Hook is BFF with Peter Pan.

I’ve got no problem with Catholics, but some of the pro-Catholic propaganda on this board is a bit rich. Less is more, fellas.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 7:36:52 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: fwdude

From their website:

Bible Freedom is the belief in the centrality of scripture. We teach that every human being has the capacity and the freedom to read and interpret the Bible as she or he sees fit.

Yikes


7 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:09 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: marshmallow

This saddens me, but I’m not shocked. Our Baptist forefathers wouldn’t recognize this generation of Baptists. Thankfully there are some traditional Baptists left, but they are the exception.

Here is what Charles Spurgeon, the great 19th century Baptist, had to say on the matter of the pope of Rome:

“It is the bounden duty of every Christian to pray against Antichrist, and as to what Antichrist is no sane man ought to raise a question. If it be not the popery in the Church of Rome there is nothing in the world that can be called by that name. If there were to be issued a hue and cry for Antichrist, we should certainly take up this church on suspicion, and it would certainly not be let loose again, for it so exactly answers the description.”

“Popery is contrary to Christ’s Gospel, and is the Antichrist, and we ought to pray against it. It should be the daily prayer of every believer that Antichrist might be hurled like a millstone into the flood and for Christ, because it wounds Christ, because it robs Christ of His glory, because it puts sacramental efficacy in the place of His atonement, and lifts a piece of bread into the place of the Saviour, and a few drops of water into the place of the Holy Ghost, and puts a mere fallible man like ourselves up as the vicar of Christ on earth; if we pray against it, because it is against Him, we shall love the persons though we hate their errors: we shall love their souls though we loath and detest their dogmas, and so the breath of our prayers will be sweetened, because we turn our faces towards Christ when we pray.”


8 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:40 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: marshmallow
There seems to be an almost psychotic need in RCs to parade the Romanist organization around. This is, of course, in sharp distinction to those believers who, along with Paul, know only Christ and Him crucified, buried, risen again.

Keep waving your banners of Rome. But, let it be said here, plainly, by the believers in Jesus, alone, that the Romanist organization is lost in its own self-aggrandizement and errant doctrines. There is no hope for it, there is no admiration of it or any of its bathrobed men, there is no light in its words.

Hopefully, this will clear up any possible false hopes RCs around here may have that this constant self-promotion will result in folks swimming the Tiber.

9 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:50 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Augustinian monk

Yep. Fake “baptists.”


10 posted on 02/14/2014 7:42:36 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: .45 Long Colt

“Our Baptist forefathers wouldn’t recognize this generation of Baptists.”

Correct. In our church back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, the youth groups were taught the history of the Baptist church, apologetics, etc. Now, most Baptist churches are quasi-religious but are primarily social clubs and entertainment centers. Would I love to find a preacher who teaches in-depth Theology! Even here in TN where there are five Baptist churches within a couple miles of every home, they’re mostly fluff.

As for the pope, no true Baptist would admire him or his position. Baptists and cults do not, and should not, mix.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 7:50:59 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: marshmallow

Been listening to some of these sermons from John MacArthur on Catholicism on and off. Good stuff

http://www.gty.org/search/Catholic


13 posted on 02/14/2014 7:54:54 AM PST by Craigon
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To: Dutchboy88

It is starting to become obvious why Pope Benedict resigned for “health reasons”. The Vaticans PR was taking a beating in the western press because of his hardline tone. Now the “good cop” takes the reigns.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 8:07:33 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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To: Dr. Ursus; Dutchboy88
Exactly what is Dutchboy88's "group", Dr. Ursus, that so offends you? He is a member of the church the body of Christ and as a member, he is called to "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." (2 Tim. 4:2). Which is exactly what he does. That offends you? The only person who would be offended by that would be a person who is lost, and in need of the gospel of the grace of God and the correct doctrine for this age of grace and reconciliation with God.

It speaks more to your need than to Dutchboy88's responses on these threads. He is doing what God asks every member of His body to do. Are you?

15 posted on 02/14/2014 8:09:08 AM PST by smvoice (There are no prizes given for defending the indefensible.)
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To: Augustinian monk; fwdude; .45 Long Colt; Dutchboy88
From their website:

Bible Freedom is the belief in the centrality of scripture. We teach that every human being has the capacity and the freedom to read and interpret the Bible as she or he sees fit.

Yikes

Good catch. Reminds me of these threads, wherein the uber-liberal PC(USA) praises the pope:
Fascination with Francis stirs Protestant hearts
Fascination with Francis stirs Protestant hearts

16 posted on 02/14/2014 8:11:03 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: smvoice

Yes,as a Catholic!


17 posted on 02/14/2014 8:13:30 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: fwdude
"Something tells me these are the fake, liberal, black, social justice 'baptists.'"

"Make snap judgments about people when you don't even know who they are."
Matthew 7:1
Reversed Standard Version

18 posted on 02/14/2014 8:29:44 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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To: Alex Murphy

A homosexual friend of mine has also praised the pope for various things he’s said/done. Tells me a lot.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 8:31:39 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; fwdude

Actually, he was pretty close except for the black description. They are “progressive” and “moderate” by their own words. See their website.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 8:32:10 AM PST by Augustinian monk
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