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An Evangelical Pope?

Andy544 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 11:14 AM
Bold column, Mr.Youssef, in which you spoke the truth in love. You very clearly (and respectfully) laid out the clear and fundamental differences between the Roman Catholic church and the True Doctrine of Christ's church. As you noted, 'oil and water don't mix'.
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 1:25 PM

If I sought the "true doctrine of Christ's church," why should I not go to the one church which, as a matter of simple historical fact, Christ founded? Why should I go to Protestantism, whose sects cannot agree on anything other than that Catholicism is wrong?
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 3:31 PM
The great division that exists in the Body of Christ on this earth is, I am certain, a great sorrow in the heart of our Lord, who died for His church. Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth for a Bride that is pure and spotless, filled with His Spirit, and with His love. We could argue til the cows come home about the great falling away from the faith which occurred when the Emperor Constantine supposedly 'converted' to Christ, and made Christianity the State Religion of the Roman Empire. God's word, the Holy Bible is God's written LOGOS to us. Christ is God's LOGOS who was made flesh. If a 'church's' 'doctrine' does not 'line up' with God's word, that church is in error and sin. Mr.Youssef, in short, respectful detail (contin.)
Andy544 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 3:36 PM
(continued) catalogued quite accurately just a few of the MANY ways the organizational Catholic church has radically departed from the Biblical faith of the LOGOS, which is Christ Himself. In 2nd Timothy, the Apostle Paul (speaking of the last days of human history prior to the return of Christ) speaks of those "who have a form of godliness, but deny its true power; from such turn away..." (2nd Timothy 3:5). JESUS CHRIST said, "Ye must be born again.." Have you been 'born again' by God's Spirit from above Trog, or are you trusting in the un-Biblical doctrines and works of your 'church'?
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 3:58 AM

We see Andy makes pathetic and empty blather but fails to answer Troglodite's question?

He can't. His main concern above everything is to discredit the Catholic Church; not to understand Christian faith.

Which is the typical Thumper's lack of apostolic doctrine and simplistic worship of the Bible alone.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 4:09 AM

More of the same; plenty of saliva but spiritually just on guard against Catholics.

These poor souls make a fetish of the Bible just as the Pharisees did; when they pestered Jesus Christ.

The Pharisee clamors: "Search the scriptures! From Galilee arises no prophet!"

The media, including some in the Christian media, throw around the word evangelical with little understanding of its proper definition. Most recently, the media has done this in referring to Pope Benedict XVI as the “Evangelical Pope.”

In an attempt to say he’s a missionary-minded Pope, or a proselytizing Pope, they impart a title that would probably make him most uncomfortable.

I have a deep respect for Pope Benedict. Respect for his impressive intellect. Respect for his strong stand on moral issues. Respect for his belief in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ for salvation. Respect for his levelheadedness in understanding other...