Skip to comments.Why Evangelicals are Returning to Rome
Posted on 05/02/2008 2:09:51 PM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To come to the fullness of the Christian faith will bring incredible joy to so many sincere believers.
The Sacramental life along with the love of Scripture is a wonderful thing.
One can never plumb the depths of the Catholic faith for there is much mystery. Also 2000 years of church history.
So many wonderful writings and tradtions.
The journey home can be rough but the joy to be found is worth it all.
So if you find someone trying to add to the Bible, warn them.
I’m tired of holding the Host and Cup myself...should I return to Rome?
Gawd, that’s great!
***So you are basicaly saying we Catholics arent Christians.***
Actually, it would be more fair to say that the Catholic Chruch isn’t Christian: it is a masquerade of the truth. I have no doubt that heaven will be full of EX-Catholics, who renouced their Catholic beliefs the moment they beheld the true glory that is Christ.
” have no doubt that heaven will be full of EX-Catholics, who renouced their Catholic beliefs the moment they beheld the true glory that is Christ.”
So IOW you believe Catholics will go to hell?
Which is what I do whenever someone touts the extra and un-Biblical RC doctrines and dogmas about the Eucharist, Mary, priests, salvation by works, world domination by the church, claiming to speak for God, etc. etc.
It just gets better and better, doesn’t it?
The Catholic Church is not adding those things to the Bible. You’re bearing false witness.
***So IOW you believe Catholics will go to hell?***
I’m sure hell will be full of Catholics, too. But, that is not what I said. I said that there will be people who renounced their Catholicism the moment they behold the glory of Christ. “IOW” there will be a lot of Catholics who went into the ground that woke up in heaven EX-Catholics.
It does. From the crisis, though, comes true change for the better.
The Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania (name unrecalled) publicly stated, “the Bible was written by humans, it can be rewritten by humans.” - or words to that effect. There is a lot of theological garbage being thrown around these days.
In this portion of the text, the author is arguing for the concept of an "invisible church" that is present today, apparently with no visible structure or hierarchy. All very well and good if the Bible only consisted of the Book of Hebrews, but it of course, does not.
Matt 5:14-16, "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
The "church" (the body of believers) are to be a visible manifestation of Christ's work in them, for the world.
Eph 4:13 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"
We are exhorted to strive for UNITY, and not settle for division. (cf. Matt 12:25, 1 Cor 1:13) At no point are we told that it's "ok" to have division, and let that division stand, for the good of anyone. If there exists only an "invisible church", who exists IN this "invisible church" to settle matters of dogma? We certainly can't rely on the nebulous claim "The Holy Spirit guides me" to settle dogma, because it's too easy to claim that. Every Christian that has rejected church authority claims to "have the Holy Spirit". Indeed, not everyone who says "Lord Lord" finds favor with Christ.
Hey, Manfred, Petronski doesn’t know the definition of “extra” Biblical.
Thank you for your personal interpretation.
I have 2000 years of Scripture and Tradition, the church fathers, the Apostles, saints and laity, not to mention the saints for mine, along with my own prayers.
Perhaps I don’t know YOUR definition of it. I do know THE definition of it.
As long as it isn’t the new cult of Oprah.
“Reject the error and seek truth in the Catholic Church, founded by Christ”
No error and Christ founded the CHURCH, men founded the Catholic Church. Big difference.
***I have 2000 years of Scripture and Tradition, the church fathers, the Apostles, saints and laity, not to mention the saints for mine, along with my own prayers.***
Funny that you didn’t mention Christ when you put together your list for getting into heaven. I would think that would be the sole thing on a “list.” But, then I haven’t been taught that 2000 years of Scripture & Tradition are worthy of payment for getting into heaven.
BTW, I’ll see your 2000 years of Scripture and add a few thousand years more in my Bible. ;^)
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