The launch of the Third European Ecumenical Assembly (EEA3) will see 150 delegates from across Europe‚Äôs churches, Bishop‚Äôs Conferences, ecumenical bodies, communities and movements gather in Rome at the end of the month.
The first and third stages will take place in Rome from the 24 to 27 January 2006 and Lutherstadt, Germany, from the 15 to 18 February 2007, respectively, bringing together 150 churches and church-related bodies.
The second stage will consist of national meetings, with numerous regional meetings also being held across Europe, in the second half of 2006 or at the start of 2007, while the final stage, the Assembly itself, will be take place in Romania in 2007 and will be attended by 3000 delegates.
One of the most significant events to be held during the first stage of the process will include participation at Vespers in the Basilica of St Paul‚Äôs Outside the Walls at the end of...
Protestant from the UK, you must have noticed that we can't add more comment to the Judas article, too bad because that is where your and my article continues.
John, you have another Catholic heresy to deny. To take a small piece promise article:
By the Trinity is meant the unity of three persons in one Godhead; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Representing God as one, the Scriptures also ascribe divinity to Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
John, your brother still left the Catholic Church. It almost sounds like he belongs to a Pentecostal type of Church, where the teaching of The Word is poor. But, again, he left the Catholic Church but you have not. I do not see much fruit at all. See Matthew 3:10
John, I hope someday that God knocks right out of my chair, and shows me that you are one of the Elect. A knowledgeable person could never stay and the Roman Church. He may make more wrong choices after he leaves it, or being one of the elect you'll be led to a Christian church. At the present moment, I do not see any fruit that is worth that having, hand if you are an apple, you have not fallen far from the tree.
This bunch of apostate unbelievers seem to have the same problem that both you and the apostate party in Theselonia had:
2 Thes 2:10-12 ..because they received not the love of the truth,[ie they did not love and obey the Bible, like you] that they might be saved [depite the fact they thought they were saved]. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion [a false gospel, like the one you believe in] , that they should believe a lie [like staying in an apostate church]: That they all might be damned [yes, that does mean 'go to hell'] who believed not the truth [the Whole of the Bible], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [like remaining in fellowship with apostate unbelievers].
Acts 26:20 "Repent and turn to God, and do works meet for [consistent with] repentance."
Arthur: Regarding Trent: If taken to it's logical conclussion we see that A) The Roman Catholic Church has put it's curse on the Bible and B) The Holy Ghost speaking through the pen of the Apostle Paul in Galatians has put it's curse on the Roman Church.
What does Christ have in common with Belial ? NOTHING !
"Among the "decrees" of the Council of Trent (1563), which is the standard of the Roman Catholic Church, we find the following statement about freedom of the will written in opposition to the most critical recovered biblical doctrine of the Reformation:
"If any one shall affirm, that man‚Äôs freewill, moved and excited by God, does not, by consenting, cooperate with God, the mover and exciter, so as to prepare and dispose itself for the attainment of justification; if moreover, anyone shall say, that the human will cannot refuse complying, if it pleases, but that it is inactive, and merely passive; let such an one be accursed"!
"If anyone shall affirm, that since the fall of Adam, man‚Äôs freewill is lost and extinguished; or, that it is a thing titular, yea a name, without a thing, and a fiction introduced by Satan into the Church; let such an one be accursed"!
"Evangelicalism has strayed from its Reformation & Biblical roots. Those who today insist on the freewill of the natural man believe precisely what the Roman Catholic Church teaches on the subject! Thus Roman Catholics and Arminians walk hand in hand on this central issue."