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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jedi Knight, Aug 4, 2010.
Is the Roman Catholic Church christian or a cult?
If you will look at the dictionary definitions of "cult", they are very broad and diverse. Perhaps you could give us the definition you have in mind and then we will all be reading off the same sheet of music.
I consider the Catholic Church of Rome to be a non-christian cult.
1) Teaches the false gospel of justification by works.
2) Condemns the true gospel of justification by faith alone.
2) Has an unbiblical hierarcheal authority system.
3) Engages in blatant goddess worship.
4) Responds to pedophilia in the ranks by spending DECADES and DECADES covering up and sending the pervert Priests to other parishes in order to maintain the "Status Quo"
If this isnt a CULT...we owe apologies to the Mormons, JW's, Hari Krishnas and David Koresh.
You can define allot of churches by that then....Including two Fundamentalists churches I personally know & one reformed one in my neighborhood.....so what.
These churches fit the description above? How is that? Where do they promote "goddess worship"?
Where does the Catholic Church promote that?
Do we really need to go there? I think it's been well hashed out before.
Yes, and I remain far from convinced that orthodox Catholics offer worship to anyone other than the Triune God.
Apparently you do not know the meaning of true "worship." True worship is "in spirt and in truth." The Bible speaks of individual worship, as well as, public institutional worship. There is nothing about the institutional worship conducted by the church of Rome that is true. It's ordinances are not true to the scriptures. Its ministry is not true to the scriptures. It's message is not true to the scriptures. It's membership is not true to the scriptures. Nothing about it as an institution is true to the scriptures therefore its worship is not true worship. It preaches an "another gospel" and therefore it's worship cannot possibly be regarded as true worship but rather as "accursed" (Gal. 1:8-9).
I will give you the addresses & you can go see so yourself
They are a christian denomination.
you should ask that question directly to the originator of the post.....Venturing a guess, perhaps bored & perhaps a hatred of RC's so we go on & on an on add nausium
You know you just threw down the gauntlet....LOL Walter & Co are typing as we speak
Absolutely, I can't wait for DHK. This is going to be fun. Wait.... I'll be accused of being catholic again! We'll see how this goes. I might thrown in some atheistic aspects as well. I can imagine their faces turning red even now.
I'd appreciate that.
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Have we explored the Rosary Heresy & the Saintly mystics like Aquinas, Pascal & Bonaventure yet? That should be ripe for discussion if you've exhausted the "Works" topic. Perhaps discuss sacraments vs ordinance or is that too heady?
Yeah, just like the Mormons, the JW's are "Christian." Indeed, I regard the JW's more "Christian" than the Catholic Church. None of them are "Chrisitan" in the biblical use and sense of the term "Christian" (Acts 11). None of them render true worship to God as none of them have a Biblical ministry, a Biblical gospel, a Biblical membership, or Biblical ordinances. Worship must be conducted "in spirit and in truth" and Rome does not even come as close as the JW's in presenting true worship. They are accursed by God (Gal. 1:8-9). Please explain how you can be viewed "accursed" by God and yet are "Christian" in a Biblical sense OR that God would accept worship from that which is "accursed"?????????
Yes, I know it was the pagan's who called the saints at Antioch "Christian" but that was in response to what those pagans heard and saw in them - Christ! Furthermore, notice the langauge of Luke when he says they were "first" called Christians in Antioch! That means the term stuck and Luke did not repudiate it nor did the churches "of Christ" repudiate it. It was a compliment not an insult.
Rome is an insult to Christ. She is an insult to His gospel. She is an insult to His ordinances. She is an insult to His churches. She is an insult to His minister's. She is an insult to His name.
Boy Doc, youd hate it where I live then (NYC Metro Area) Our Dear Anne who lives East of me in Long Island must have to wall herself & kin up so as not to be tainted......FYI, Catholics are the largest religious group on Long Island. Catholics make up 52% of the population of Nassau and Suffolk, versus 22% for the country as a whole, with Jews at 16% and 7% respectively versus 1.7% nation-wide. Even more surprising is the small percentage of Protestants, 7% and 8% respectively for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, versus 23% for the entire country on the same survey, and 50% on self-identification surveys.
Funny because NY & NJ was originally populated by the Dutch & the English & didn't they try hard to physically eradicate the Papists....now we are surrounded by the "evil ones". Maybe someone should start sending us missionaries...Hint, hint SBC!!! We are drounding in Papists.....LOL:laugh: