How Compatible: Baptist faith vs Romanism

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How Compatible: Baptist faith vs Romanism

  1. Totally incompatible: no room for compromise, so long as Trent stands

    75.0%
  2. Tolerably incompatible: some objections but, like JWs n Mormonism, we share the Apostles' Creed

    6.3%
  3. Don't know???

    12.5%
  4. Quite compatible: our doctrines are 90% the same, n so we shd dialogue n seek cooperation

    6.3%
  5. We're one and the same! The gospel that built Belmont Abbey's the one I preach!

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  1. Forever settled in heaven

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    it appears, in all this week's discussion abt Mel's movie, that one major dividing line betw the yea- n nay-sayers is how Romanism is viewed--in particular, Traditional Roman Catholicism.

    Mel admits consulting extensively w his Jesuit advisors during the making of the film, n both he n Jim Caviezel participated in the Romish Mass every day during the shoot. we also know fr Mel that he included many Romish elements in his portrayal of Jesus suffering, including but not limited to stigmatist nun Emmerich's "Dolorous Passion."

    the yea-sayers seem to have no problem w any of that n see the movie as "accurate" to the biblical account.

    the nay-sayers object to the Romish elements surrounding n contained in the movie, n so withhold endorsement.
     
  2. BrianT

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    There is a *huge* difference between "Romish elements" and "Romish" doctrine. Baptists can accept one without accepting the other.
     
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    praytell! [​IMG]
     
  4. Brother Adam

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    We know that not everything is recorded in scripture that Jesus said or did. We are also told by the Apostles to hold fast to tradition.

    While we don't know with any infallibility if the scene with Veronica ever actually happened, there is no reason to declare it is "Romanist garbage". Just like there is no reason to condemn the other artwork by Catholics (such as the sistine chapel). It is something we can surely appreciate.

    And you would think with 2000 years in the making, they were bound to get something right ;)

    But how far is fundamential protestantism from Catholicism?

    -How far is the East from the West?
     
  5. BrianT

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    praytell! [​IMG] </font>[/QUOTE]What doctrine is a non-Catholic accepting (or even compromising on) by seeing but not opposing a Pieta? One does not have to accept (or even recognize) any "Romish doctrine" to see but not oppose what some call the Veil of Veronica. One can accept, appreciate and be moved by the beauty of a 15th century Catholic stained glass window without accepting the doctrines of indulgences and purgatory which were used to generate money to pay for those windows. One can accept advent candles without accepting the whole Catholic liturgy. One can accept the authority of a priest to perform a wedding ceremony without accepting either the Catholic's view of priests nor the Catholic's view of the sacrament of marriage. Accepting such "Romish elements" does not equal accepting "Romish" doctrine, for elements are not doctrine in the first place.
     
  6. vaspers

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    This reminds me of Buddhism, something I've studied in depth for many years.

    Buddha's teachings and lifestory are touching, profound, very compatible with Christian charity and morality.

    But BuddhISM, the religion, is a stinking mess of corruption, idolatry, chanting, demonology, etc., nearly as many spells as Harry Potter (in Tibetan Tantric tradition of buddhism).

    Christ, yes. Churchianity, no.

    I don't accuse the RC church exclusively of errors and incompatibility.

    Us protestants have our share of heresy, error, pastoral sins, hypocrisy, legalisms, bigotry, superstitions also.

    Let's never for one second forget that.

    [​IMG] :(
     
  7. mioque

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    Personally I'd say that Catholicism with all it's flaws is closer to baptist theology than Mormonism and the JW's.
     

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