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Featured Pope Says Even Atheists Can Go To Heaven!!!

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Baptist4life, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Baptist4life

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...s-atheists-good-deeds-gets-the/#ixzz2XGk1EMUm



    Another proof that the RCC totally disregards Scripture! "Ye MUST be BORN AGAIN!"
     
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    Really Rippon, my what a surprise!:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Yeah, well, the light some will receive after darkness will be the light of hell.
     
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    I will reserve my judgment until our Catholic friends wade in on this. Is this taken out of any context? And if not, can they explain why their number one top man, supposedly placed in this position by Jesus Christ Himself to be His voice, would say such an antichrist thing?
     
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    And to make it worse, a spoke person trying to clarify proved the RCC really believes no one can be saved who has knowledge of the Catholic church yet refuses to join her....

     
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    the RCC always has held that the Grcae of god will save those who never heard about jesus, and sincere believers in other religions who are ignornt of the RCC teachings, so he just added on to that list!

    ONLY groups denied salvation in RCC still seems to be those Ex catholics who denied the "mother church", and non catholics who know and reject RCC doctrines!
     
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    Where are our RCC friends? I would like to hear what they have to say about these statements.
     
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    you could probably drive out to Harrisburg & have lunch with Thinking Stuff:thumbs:
     
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    What specifically are you referring to... I am not understanding your reference.
     
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    Oh yeah! I didn't know he was that close to me, bout an hour drive
     
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    bump



    Would like to see the catholics viewpoint on the pope's statement.
     
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    Yes, where did they go???
     
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    Apparently all the good "catholics" on here don't wanna touch this! :BangHead:
     
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    Guess they finally realised extra biblical traditions/dogmas are actually wrong!
     
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    Or maybe they got tired of all the personal attacks instead of sticking to doctrine. Not saying some of them didn't also engage in the personal stuff, but I didn't see TS and Walter doing that.
     
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    There was recently an entire thread dealing with the popes statement and showing he wasn't advocating universalism. I am bumping it. Not sure where the other Catholics, Anglicans, and like minded brethren have been but I have very little time to post during the summer months.
     
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    I don't think he was either. But what he did advocate is good works are what saves. He said an atheist can go to heaven on their good works, that is apart from any belief in Jesus Christ or God.

    So why does your #1 in charge have no understanding of the gospel????
     
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    Steaver, the pope was not advocating good works are what saves. I think Jimmy Akin's article explains what the pope was actually talking about in his article in The Catholic Register. It isn't that long of an article, so I won't try to summarize it.

    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimm...that-atheists-can-get-to-heaven-by-good-works

    People on this board have been assuming that the pope was talking about atheists being saved. He was not. What he's saying 'is that even atheists need to do good on earth to build their part of the culture of encounter that promotes peace and allows people to "meet together" in harmony'.
     
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