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An Evangelical Pope?

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...