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.
Something tells me these are the fake, liberal, black, social justice “baptists.”
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.
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.”
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.
Been listening to some of these sermons from John MacArthur on Catholicism on and off. Good stuff
Sadly, some Baptist churches (and other denominations) are getting caught up in the “Seeker Friendly” movement. You have church growth a mile wide and an inch deep. Watered down messages, praise band only music, stages with large screens, but no alter.
This is why we recently left our Church. The Pastor began by removing the word “Baptist” from the churches name. Then he had a Church growth consultant come in. Then he got rid of the orchestra and choir, then he told the congregation (Paraphrased): “If you’re not ‘all in’ with these changes, you’re not concerned for the lost...”
The seeker friendly movement is a dangerous trend many churches are adopting. Doubt me? Just take a listen to Rick Warren or Joel Osteen.
Protestants don’t recognize the Pope as the head of the Church.
Baptists don’t recognize each other in RCIA class.