Te Deum says:
[quote:107x4sow]Ron, I can see where you are coming from and I really don’t have or the time or the patience to fuel these arguments that lead absolutely nowhere. Unfortunately, you have a strongly biased view against the Church and that’s too bad. I don’t want to sound repetitive or unfair, but this anti-catholic belief is what makes up for protestant unity.[/quote:107x4sow]
“arguments that lead absolutely nowhere” – they would lead you to your salvation if you’d take the time and effort to pay attention. I am a Bible believing Christian that KNOWS the errors of Catholicism, But I can see you neither have the ear to hear nor the willingness to be shown
[quote:107x4sow]You talk about history, so what about a study on early Christian history, on the Apostles, the Martyrs and the Church Fathers? That could seriously help you to get out of those misconceptions.[/quote:107x4sow]
What are you going to suggest next? I’ve got the Bible – let’s start there, with God’s infallible Word, not your man-made suggestions. BTW – The Bible is sufficient and complete
[quote:107x4sow]Christ prayed that we may all be one – are the hundreds of protestant denominations one? Are they the Apostles’ Church, the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church? [/quote:107x4sow]
Thanks for the example of how you and your Church gets things mixed up. Jesus prayed that his followers might be one – following Him. So why leave the Catholics out? – Simply because they have a different Gospel and a different Jesus then the Biblical gives us. Here is my latest article
to make the papers – (concerning the one, holy, Catholic) http://www.wisconsinchristiannews.com/v … ory_id=993
Enlightening, indeed. Next thing you know, you’ll be recomending me to read books like the Da Vinci Code to learn about Church history! Instead, try reading A Biblical Defense Of Catholicism or The Catholic Verses: 95 Bible Passages That Confound Protestants, both by Dave Armstrong – a former protestant campus missionary that came back to the Catholic Church[/quote:107x4sow]
Dave Armstrong? Nothing he’s got interest me anymore that Scott Hahn since they both push Catholicism – Why don’t you check out my website
for beginners? I’d print it but your moderater would delete that, so you’ll have to e-mail me personally
[quote:107x4sow]Which part of ¬´It is Christ who forgives the sins, not the priest¬ª that you didn’t understand? The sacraments are all ministered by God through the clergy (priests and bishops), regardless of their morals or conditions. The believer is always granted the grace of the sacrament. ¬´Ex opere operato¬ª, because the Holy Spirit is active in the Church. [/quote:107x4sow]
I guess I don’t understand why you push sacramentalism to remove sins
and/or how you figure that God gives grace through Sacraments – neither view is Biblical
I’m sorry to be a little disrespectful here but that’s just that old plain prottie garbage again.
No disrespect taken by me. Its not me that you’re rejecting and God is so loving that He won’t force anyone to take His gift of Salvation -you have a free will.