When they revise the by-laws, better prohibit bigamy, incest, polyamory, bestiality, pornography, RU486, directed energy abortions, female ordinations, etc. otherwise your congregation will have to re-open and vote on its book every few months to match the the denomination's constantly changing policies.
The congregation should change their by-laws regarding the Biblical definition of marriage not only to protect the church, but also their pastor. The church I belong to recently did this - the vote of the congregation was unanimous.
A study of the many rituals, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church will reveal their pagan origins. Votive candles, holy water, vestments, images, relics, medals, scapulas, rosaries, transubstantiation, indulgences and purgatory were never part of the early church. The Tau cross (the letter ‚ÄúT‚ÄĚ with a circle on top), a popular Catholic symbol, was one of Egypt‚Äôs most sacred hieroglyphics thousands of years before Christ. Almost all pagan religions have a place after death where a purging fire prepares people for their deity. The doctrine of purgatory was adopted from Babylonian, Greek and Roman mythology. The rosary invented by Peter the Hermit, 1000 years after Christ, can be traced back to the Buddhists and Mohammedans who used a similar mechanical device for counting prayers."
1. Its worship is idolatrous 2. Its dogmas condemn Christians 3. Its rituals are rooted in paganism 4. Its authority is not divine 5. Its doctrines are demonic 6. Its teachings deny Christ ---Mike Gendron
Christopher000 wrote: I wouldn't say that the RC church has embraced homosexuality, but much of the laity has, unfortunately. I think the latest statistics mentioned that 30% of Roman Catholics took no issue with gay marraige, etc. These, along with any evangelicals, Baptists, or whoever who are in support of the same can't possibly qualify as Christians.
In the United States every Catholic who supports abortion and homosexuality should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
I wouldn't say that the RC church has embraced homosexuality, but much of the laity has, unfortunately. I think the latest statistics mentioned that 30% of Roman Catholics took no issue with gay marraige, etc. These, along with any evangelicals, Baptists, or whoever who are in support of the same can't possibly qualify as Christians.
John Yurich USA wrote: No Catholicism has not embraced homosexuality. Catholicism continues to preach against homosexuality and homosexual marriage. No Catholic who is a homosexual can receive a funeral in a Catholic Church.
I gave Frost a pass on that comment because of the RCC position on forbidding Priests and Nuns to marry. Their(RCC) policy is not only close to a defacto acceptance, but leads to socioeconomic extortion as the RCC is also their employer
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Chris Frost wrote: Catholicism has already embraced the homosexual agenda.
No Catholicism has not embraced homosexuality. Catholicism continues to preach against homosexuality and homosexual marriage. No Catholic who is a homosexual can receive a funeral in a Catholic Church.
What does catholicism have to do with this? We're talking about Christian churches, not catholic ones. Catholicism has already embraced the homosexual agenda, and would probably be the leading candidate for poster child for mammon.
No, John Y...it was about Steves blanket comment. Steve, the Roman Catholic religion is bursting with fatal false doctrines, so I don't think I'm being a hypocrite when I say it's different. Nobody is without some sort of erroros, it seems, but your militant defense of the Roman system always leaves me scratching my head...and no, it's not because I have dandruff...ha-ha. Thought I'd beat you to that one.