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An Evangelical Pope?

Troglodite Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 9:51 PM
In the absence of the Church's teachings, I suspect that, on the sole basis of the text of Scripture, I could go either way on Nos. 1 and 2 and various other issues. On the other hand, if I accept that the Church could be wrong for over a millenium on major items of what we are supposed to believe, then I soon find that I must accept that the Church could be wrong about absolutely everything--including the matters on which you and I actually agree.

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...