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Thou Shalt Not be Catholic

mchristensen Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 10:51 AM
God's principles do not change. Men evolve in their thinking and practices and accept the new norms. ie.--Obamas thinking on gay marriage. But God remains constant and to think he changes to accomodate our morals is not how it works. 1 Corinthians 6:9-"What! Do you not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men, nor thieves, nor greedy persons, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, will inherit God's kingdom." These are principles that have not changed! Live the life you want, you have free moral choice, just don't expect his principles to change just because you changed!
jkash1776 Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 3:18 PM
The idea that an 'eternal' God didn't know what civilization was going to be like a mere 5000 years (the laws were given to Moses not Jesus) down the line is crazy.
As Bishop Sheen pointed out though, we cannot turn the clock back to when people looked to Nature to see the wonders of God.
For better or worse psychology and marxism have made the world a place where the craziness externally is only a reflection of the self-hating, self-delusional, sin infested internal of people. In a world of sin, goodness will always be reproached. See Mark 5:9, 19-20 - Same problem then.
jkash1776 Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 3:23 PM
(Man) " functions as a distracted atom in a growing chaos made poor by his wealth, made empty by his fulness (endless call for more), reduced to monotony by his very opportunities for variety (modern day distraction in such abundance)....does such a soul (as in our time) exist in the Gospel? Is modern pyschology's studying a different type of man from the one our Divine Lord came to redeem? If we turn to St. Mark, we find that a young man in the land of Gerasene is described as having exactly the same three frustrations as the modern soul."-Bishop Sheen, "Peace of Soul"1949

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