Jihn Yurich Wrote: "If there are both scriptural and unscriptural doctrines in the Catholic Church then the Catholic Church is partially Christian."
Hey John, do you believe that's good enough? I would say it's all or nothing, all in or all out. If we believe anything that comes from the mouths of mere men trumps the Word of God itself, do you think that's okay just as long as we mix it up in equal proportions? I can't imagine telling anyone that I'm part Christian and part heretic. I can't imagine telling anyone that I believe portions of God's Word, but look to men for the rest because God didn't really mean, or was just plain wrong on the other parts. "Now just hold it right there, Jesus (while standing at the pearly gate), what do you mean you don't know me? I embraced you by being part Christian. Check your book again".
My guess is that it was in fact a hate crime. A dead, severly beaten Christian with a bible laying by his side, and two Muslim guests arrested as the murderers. They had only been drinking for10 minutes before an argument broke out as they began.torturing him.for two hours. Seems plain enough, but who knows.
I would say that the majority of Roman Catholics are not even sure of what they believe because the religion is highly confusing. Like Frank, I've done exhaustive studies on the church; its history, the popes, it's doctrines, dogmas, rituals, and its various councils. Most popes throughout its sorted history have added their own traditions, dogmas, and requirements, piling them on top of the previous popes additions. This has happened over and over, and over, and because nothing that spews forth from the mouth of a pope on doctrinal, etc, matters, can ever be revoked or recinded, the church has has to absorb the innumerable heresies as it's professional, full time apologists work overtime to spin and infuse them, and very cleverly, I might add, into God's Word. The two reasons why the magisterium insists that they alone can interpret God's Word is because their heresies conflict with His own Word, and the church is so polluted with these that any attempt to sort things out and get at the truth can be quite the confusing project. So, just leave the bible to us...we'll tell you what to do and how to get to Heaven. We alone have the keys and know the mystery.
Off topic, but an example of the crazy, liberal, twisted up turn this country has taken: An illegal immigrant gets into a brawl at a bar. The illegal gets arrested and while being patted down, a .22 caliber hand gun is discovered tucked Into the back of his pants. The illegal is charged with possession, locked up, and given a court date. (as an aside, nobody seems to care he is here illegally). So, the illegal has his day in court to face the weapons charge. His attorney challenges the charge citing his constitutional right to bear arms, illegal or not. The supreme court deliberates and sides with the illegal saying that since he is on American soil, the "we the people" includes him, illegal or not. Charges dropped. Hmmm.
On the horizon: Pedopholia, incest, polygamy, and marrying your goat. People say "Come on now, no way", but the same was said about the sodomites taking the world by storm and these agendas are now being introduced for discussion. Never say never. This is a bold new age; an age of political correctness, don't say "no" or you'll hurt someones feelings, if it feels good, do it, and God? God who?
Thanks Barry, I like reading yours, too, although, you haven't been around all that much for a while now, but I understand why. I gave some though to what you said and I agree. The wickedness is so in our face these days that it's impossible to not only ignore, but it's also astonishing what's all going on and how quickly small minorities have gained ground, even having laws written and re-written on their behalf as anyone who opposes or even uses God's Word to speak against them is swiftly being labeled as a hate filled, intolerant kook. Yes, all that's going on is so overwhelming that I think it's been easy to concentrate on the wrong things.
What a dirty, wicked woman. She's one of those disturbingly scary sodomites who begins frothing at the mouth once in a position of power to push and expand her disgusting agenda. By expand, I mean that she wants any man or woman who simply feels like the opposite gender to walk freely into the others restroom, opening more doors for molesters and pedophiles to fulfill their dark dreams.
To me, this would be like having my head in a gullitine and denying Christ to be set free, saving my life. I know it's really easy to say what we would or wouldn't do from afar and not faced with any particular situation, or to criticize others while sitting comfortably and safely, but trying as hard as I can to imagine myself in a life or death situation, as terrified as I would be, I just can't imagine denying Christ which would make me even more fearful.
Oh, I see, Dave...thanks. Yeah, just interesting facts. Here's another interesting fact: Recently, my aunt in Chicago had our family DNA researched and it turned out that 1% of our DNA is Jewish which really surprised us. Here's what peaked our curiosity: We wondered if all of God's elect were to have their DNA traced, would it always come back with a Jewish bloodline, no matter how small the percentage? I suppose this will get some smart remarks, but I think it's an interesting question.
What is this stuff about the stock market and prophesy I've been reading. Something suppose to happen, according to someone? I could look it up, I guess, but have a feeling there would be pages and pages of charts, diagrams, and research that would lose or bore me. Can anyone give a short summary of what this is about? Thanks.
This foolish man also praised the Virginia Tech and Columbine massacres, also praising William Cho, while at the same time claiming that the recent church shootings were a trigger because he was upset over the killings. What nonscense.
This poor guy, having to endure hours of brutality and torture before finally having his head bashed in, killing him. I can't even begin to imagine what he felt...the fear, the pain, the hope and cries for them to stop, etc. Somolia is no good. They breed violence, hatred, and brutality and I never hear of a good thing coming from there. Maybe there is but I've never heard it. How any human, Godless or not, can do the things we see going on in the world today is beyond my understanding.
I saw this right as it broke yesterday and couldn't believe the callousness, even shooting the lady being interviewed in the back. Not to mention he was shooting with one hand while filming his crime with the other. He said he had every right to be angry because he was the victim of racial slurs, and jokes about being gay, etc. Another pathetic, diabolical sodomite spewing lies to get noticed. His final comment was that the only emotion he wanted to feel in the next life was peace. I wonder how that's working out for him at this moment. Sure, I'll murder two innocent people, shoot a lady in the back, and then kill myself so I can get to heaven and be rewarded with peace. Hmmm. Satan sure is a tricky one, fooling so, so many.
Satan sure has been winning some wars in our lifetimes and I feel like evil is taking over the world like never before as mankind swiftly turns their eyes towards so many things that were once considered taboo, immoral, and just plain wrong. I think the values, etc, of the next generation will be unrecognizable when compared to todays because I see a free-for-all, God is dead sort of mentality on the horizon. We see God being assaulted on a massive, worldwide scale, and everything God being turned upside down as He is shoved out of the way to make way for the new age of man. I never thought I'd see this swift unfolding of prophesy in my time, and I never considered that when it did begin, it would take off at such a quick pace. Although, I guess everything that finally gave these changes life was a slow process.
An orgy dome? Just the vision that gives me makes me feel sick. I'd feel like I was walking into evil itself. Imagine the demonic activity that will probably be going on during this festival. If we had camers that could truly catch activity in the spiritual realm, like the full spectrum cameras "claim" to do, I think we'd see an infestation of evil, beyond the human part.
Many evolutionists have turned away from the theory long before this because they just couldn't ignore the mountain of evidence against it. Unfortunately though, because of their continued refusal to believe there could possibly be a creator, most of them look to alternate theories, with the most popular one being panspermia. Aliens visited earth long ago and planted the seeds of life.
Hi Phillip, I can't imagine that any true Christian would. The word "Christian" has a lot of meanings these days, being an umbrella term used to cover several religions. I prefer "follower of Christ" because of this. Unfortunately, many are simply blind; having been blinded by the sheer assault of society saying something loud enough and often enough to the point that they begin to slowly cross over to the other side. Then there are those who are grossly misinformed; fighting for and protesting over this or that while not having amything but superficial information, kr simply following along with the pack..