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Will Obama Allow Americans to Practice Catholicism? No!

Scott4616 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 12:34 AM
If there is to be unity in the body of Christ (the church), how can it be accomplished? What is that divides us? Is it not the countless doctrines of men, against which the Word of God warns us? Are we not divided because each points out doctrines of the other which cannot possibly be reconciled with God’s Word, all the while ignoring the beam in our own eye? Conversely, what is it that unites us, the One Authority above all others, which every one of us acknowledges? Is it not God and His Word? If we would repent of the doctrines of men, and put God and His Word first and foremost, there would be unity in Christ and the Lord’s church would grow in Truth — exponentially. The doctrines of men can destroy us, but they cannot save us.
Scott4616 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 3:03 AM
Troglodite,

I think I misunderstood your comment on this one. When you said “You do not necessarily do any of us a favor by suggesting that what Christians do (or ought to) believe is opposed to reason”, I focused more on the "(or ought to) believe is opposed to reason" part.

We ought to believe the Truth as it is revealed in Scripture, neither adding to it nor subtracting from it. There is much reason to believe God's Word in Scripture, very little reason to believe men, and no reason at all to believe men who contradict Scripture.

If any doctrine that men teach cannot be reconciled or harmonized with God's Word (or worse, is contradicted by God's Word), then is it not the believing of such doctrines of men that is opposed to reason?

"Catholicism teaches that it is a sin to use, provide, or otherwise support contraception."

These words are not from the Catholic Catechism or a sermon by a Catholic bishop. They are excerpted from the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland issued last month temporarily stopping the Obama administration from forcing a family-owned outdoor-power-equipment company to comply with an Obamacare regulation that requires virtually all health care plans to provide women (but not men) with co-pay-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

The judge stated the Catholic teaching on contraception as an undisputed fact of the...