SALISBURY -- A home beside Bethany Lutheran Church once welcoming camaraderie, the sharing of religious faith and discussion of scriptures is now silent.
The city of Salisbury issued a $1,000 zoning fine to Bethany Lutheran Church last week for using their $135,000 house for Bible study and other organized gatherings.
The Rev. Kevin Wackett received a letter from the city on Dec. 3 with two citations issued Nov. 17 and 24 for unauthorized use of a facility. After purchasing the home in 2002, Wackett said the church applied for a special exemption to use the home for religious purposes and was granted approval by the city, Wicomico County and the state of Maryland....
Lance Eccles wrote: Jim, that parish priest described in "Catholic Bible Studies" isn't teaching the Catholic view of Scripture. He's teaching the views of 19th century German Protestant scholars. These ideas gradually entered the thinking of many Catholic clergy, in spite of the efforts by several popes to condemn them.
Lance, please show me one place in the article, Catholic Bible Studies? The Catholic Church loves its allegories! The article on, Allegory in the ISBE is a worthy article to read. As the article Bible studies pointed out, they are used to show the laity how the Catholic Church reads its interpretation into Scripture. If the Catholic Church followed, Sensum ne inferas, sed efferas ("Do not carry a meaning into (the Scriptures) but draw it out of (the Scriptures)" It would be much closer to Christianity.
Churches are to be good neighbors, and this does look like it made an attempt to do that, I hope SermonAudio puts up the results of the church's court actions. Hmmm, I hope the Lutheran bible study is better than Catholic ones? Catholic Bible Studies and really Becoming A Student Of The Word Of God