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The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

chipsmydog Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 12:51 AM
Excuse me, Kathryn, but your position of credibility is unfounded. The Bible is the Word of God, and the tradition of the R.C.C. is not. The "true" Church of Jesus Christ are those disciples of His that trust in the substitutionary work of Christ on the Cross, and His resurrection from the dead as the foundation for salvation: nothing else. The R.C.C. never has had a corner on the Body of Christ. The R.C.C. has killed as many of it's critics in the past as possible. Any religion that believes in "purgatory" as an end run around true and solitary faith in Christ here on earth, for salvation, is not of God.
seesthelight Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 2:16 PM
The truth stated well. Plain Gospel concisely stated. The Church consists of those who have believed this regardless of their denomination. What the Church universal needs is a vision of God's holiness in this violent dark world. And the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only light. Repentance- and admitting our sins would make us acceptable to grace. In our present condition we are receiving mercy.
soliton2 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:54 AM
You redefine Christianity as the 16th centruy version. The bible didn't appear. The Church was first, and that was the Catholic Church.
Look at the Church Fathers a, the writings of the early Christians, particularly Justin Martyr.
Carlos7 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:06 AM
Christ was "First", not the Catholic Church.

Wherewithall Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:43 AM
The only thing that the Catholic church is "first in" based on the Word of God is the opening of the first seal and the rider on the white horse...

The pope has renounced the papal throne. Long live the progressive pope! Such are the rallying cries from establishment voices wanting to see the Catholic Church loosen up now that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to step down. But maybe people should listen to the Church's actual views.

Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been doing some unique work looking into what Catholic women know and want from their Church. It's scandalous and yet not entirely surprising that she found only 13 percent of Catholic women who occasionally attend Mass accept Church teaching on contraception.

It's not a shock...