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An Evangelical Pope?

ElihuE Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 8:41 PM
Mr. Youssef, "Respect for his belief in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ for salvation. Respect for his levelheadedness in understanding other religions." Really?! Don't forget that according to Rome, Mary is the "Mediatrix of salvation"? That's not enough so he condemns all Bible-believing Christians stating that anyone who believes that salvation comes through "Faith alone; by Grace alone; in Jesus Christ alone is anathema. Read their Catechism; it's all in there. Oh, he also says Muslims are saved...get this: because they are also 'sons of Abraham'.
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 8:51 PM
EE:

"Faith alone" is blatantly counter to scripture, which teaches that grace and faith and works are all necessary, though not in the same way. In fact, as I noted below, "faith alone" was a doctrinal innovation, perhaps the most breath-takingly unscriptural invention in the history of Christianity. If I were a visitng Martian who knew nothing of Christianity until my visit to earth, I think that I could far more easily accept Catholicism's alleged innovations than the truly monstrous doctrine that faith and grace are, as it were, a license to sin.
ElihuE Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 8:53 PM
Your uneducated opinion only...
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 9:02 PM
EE:

I suppose that a LOT of education is required to come to believe that sin is no obstacle to salvation if only if your faith is strong enough and that Our Lord was just kidding when He told us what we must DO.

It was a rather sane Protestant who once told me with some sorrow that many of his fellow Protestants have faith not so much in God as in their own faith.

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...