Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pope: Other Christians not true churches

The Pope and the Catholic Church is still with that crap. Don't they ever learn? When you say things like that, you create unnecessary holy wars, and confrontations.


Pope Benedict XVI reasserted the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation.

The backlash and criticism:

Protestant leaders said: "It makes us question whether we are indeed praying together for Christian unity," said the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, a fellowship of 75 million Protestants in more than 100 countries.
"It makes us question the seriousness with which the Roman Catholic Church takes its dialogues with the reformed family and other families of the church," the group said in a letter charging that the document took ecumenical dialogue back to the era before the Second Vatican Council.

The 200 page documents' quotes: The commentary repeated church teaching that says the Catholic Church "has the fullness of the means of salvation."Christ 'established here on earth' only one church," The other communities "cannot be called 'churches' in the proper sense" because they do not have apostolic succession — the ability to trace their bishops back to Christ's original apostles — and therefore their priestly ordinations are not valid, it said.

Justice MH: After reading through some of those quotes from the 200 page document, i can see why there are wars between religions or different secs of religions. I have said this before everyone is entitle to believe how they choose, or if they don't want to. For the Catholic Church to say they hold the truth and salvation is blasphemy. They have no respect for other Christian Churches and even other religions. Every religion has it's truth. It's very hypocritical for someone of another religion or a sec of that religion to say what you believe is wrong, and mine is right. Every human being has the right to a certain Christian denomination or another religion. Every religion may have different views and beliefs. For the sake of World peace, we can at least come down to a universal creed: love God, love one another!


The Captain said...

This is why the Apostle Paul said to preach "sound doctrine", because there will be different winds of doctrine, but there is only one true Jesus Christ and only one true way to salvation.

Justice MH said...

@Captain: Yeah ok. Everybody can argue all that want on who has the truth. I will not, it brings confrontation that make no sense.

As i said religion is a choice and has it's own truths!

The Captain said...

Wrong concept, grasshopper.

Justice MH said...

@Captain: I am not going to argue with you. Wrong concept my ass! Everyone has their truth in their religion, i will NOT argue that this and that person is wrong how they believe!

I'll leave that ignorant shit to you!

The Captain said...

It's OK to be ignorant...just become'll learn.

Justice MH said...

@Captain: It's NOT ok to ignorant. But you make it seem like something to be proud of. But as Christ said seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be open to you. Don't worry you'll learn and figure it out!