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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by John Yurich, May 26, 2019.

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  1. HankD

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    He sounds and behaves as a Jesuit.

    As If he were on a strange sort of mission of the Holy Church to the "separated brethren" requiring him to be a believing Baptist except at midnight Saturday mass where he would/could believe as a Catholic after which time it ended then he would/could slip back into his "borrowed" belief system with mental reservations for his mission to the "separated brethren".

    Yes this is the distorted logic of Jesuit casuistry.



    THE JESUITS: The Secret Army of the Papacy

    If this the case with you John, then you need to make a decision and separate from the RCC.
     
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    Hank, do you remember Chick Publications using Alberto Rivera who was supposedly an ex Jesuit priest who was privy to all the inner secrets of the Vatican and it's diabolical schemes? Alberto Rivera – The Jesuit Priest Who Told The Truth

    They still sell and promote the lies and Christian and Baptist bookstores still stock the Alberto Rivera (Chick Publications) tracks and stories. Alberto Rivera was exposed as a complete fraud who had NEVER been a Jesuit or a priest. Christianity Today exposed him as a fraud and STILL Jack Chick defended this liar until the day Chick died. Jack Chick hated Catholics and the end justified the means:

    Alberto Rivera (activist) - Wikipedia
     
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    Yes, you must be extremely cautious with someone who is suspect as a Jesuit.
    I am such a person so my witness to all is - Jesus is the Christ, God come in the flesh.

    1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

    1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

    John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
     
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    and the Jevoha Witnesses base their teaching on Scripture - so what is your point?
     
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    Someone is WRONG!
     
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    I am shy so I am not comfortable sharing the gospel via verbal communication. I only do it via written communication on discussion forums. And I put salvation tracts from my Baptist Church in various locations around town. I am a Baptized Catholic who is on the membership roll of the local Catholic parish. I am also a Baptized Baptist who is on the membership roll of the local Baptist Church. Therefore I am both Catholic and Baptist.
     
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    The reason I still attend Mass is because I like the liturgical worship.
     
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    The unscriptural parts of the Mass are the statement "and I ask the Blessed Mary ever virgin and all the angels and saints", the mention of the Mass being a sacrifice and the doctrine of transubstantiation.
     
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    It's called the "Communion of Saints" for a reason. We are all are alive in Christ and each other as Christians, whether "asleep" or alive here on earth. Nothing can separate us.(Not to mention that the Blessed Mother has lot of print in the Scriptures).

    But all that being said, that is two more things concerning Catholic teachings that you cannot accept. Good grief, why would you ever want to attend a religious service at a faith tradition with which you disagree with so much? That would be like me attending a Baptist service on a regular basis, I just couldn't do it with all the disagreement I have with their theology.

    The fact is, you continue to be wishy-washy with this stuff. I have great respect for the out and out Baptist or Jehovah's Witness who has chosen a faith tradition and embraces it to the full - it's called personal integrity and commitment.
     
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    You enjoy false doctrine? Style takes an extreme back seat to sound doctrine.
     
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    Then fully come out of the Whore of Babylon!
     
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    Does your pastor know that you are still a member of the RCC church and that you regularly attend?


    Is it hard to to witness - of course it is! but remember Philip 4:13 - I can do all things thur Christ that Strengths me.
     
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    See, you haven't studied Catholic teaching at all. The mass is a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. You have a problem with that? Have you actually STUDIED the Catholic positions or just look at the Baptist position. Explain to me what the Catholic position about Mary being 'ever-virgin' would be. Why do they believe this way? Do you understand why the Catholic, Orthodox and other churches believe that believers in Heaven can intercede for us? If so, please explain it and why you reject it. Praying to the dead, maybe?

    I believed just as you do now when I was a Baptist and didn't think the Catholic Church had scriptural grounds for their doctrines. Then I studied . . . . . .

    Let me ask you this, you stated before that you are closer to the Lutheran view in regards to Real Presence than you are the Catholic view, can you explain why? Can you tell me how you can believe both a purely symbolic view of the Lord's Supper AND the Lutheran view which are polar opposites?

    You stated before that Lutherans believe in consubstantiation. The LCMS teaches that consubstantiation is HERESY and that no Lutheran can hold to that view and still be orthodox.

    Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Christian Cyclopedia

    You see, I don't believe you have studied out doctrines you claim to now believe. When I was a Baptist, I thought calling Catholic priests 'father' was in violation to a bible verse commanding us not to do this. I am not asking you to reject doctrines that are scriptural, I am asking you to study BOTH views and come to intelligent decision.
     
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    Oh, no! Yeshua1!!! Lol
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    Here is part of tract that is produced by 'Catholic Answers' that is called 'Hunting the Whore of Babylon' that is in response to Dave Hunt's book. I'd be interested in observations to this material. I usually don't cut & paste Catholic material but this presents a position biblically that I think makes perfect sense:

    It is well known that the early Church Fathers referred to pagan Rome as "Babylon"; however, there are also indications in Revelation that the Whore might be apostate Jerusalem. Historically, a number of commentators, both Protestant and Catholic, have adopted this interpretation.



    The Seven Heads



    Continuing in Revelation, the angel begins to explain to John the woman’s symbolism: "This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain only a little while" (Rev. 17:9–10).

    Fundamentalists argue that these seven mountains must be the seven hills of ancient Rome. However the Greek word here, horos, is almost always translated "mountain" in Scripture. Mountains are often symbols of kingdoms in Scripture (cf. Ps. 68:15; Dan. 2:35; Obad. 8–21; Amos 4:1, 6:1), which might be why the seven heads also symbolize seven kings. The mountains could stand for a series of seven kings, five of whom have already fallen.

    This passage gives us a key rule of Bible interpretation which is often denied by Fundamentalists: A symbol does not have to refer to one and only one thing. Here Scripture itself tells us that the heads refer both to seven mountains and seven kings, meaning the symbol has multiple fulfillments. Thus there is not a one-to-one correspondence in the Bible between symbols and their referents.

    Also, the mountains could be a reference to pagan Rome, yet the Whore could still be a reference to apostate Jerusalem. In this case, her sitting on the Beast would not indicate a geographical location but an alliance between the two powers. The Whore (Jerusalem) would be allied with the Beast (Rome) in persecuting "the saints and . . . martyrs of Jesus." (Note that the Whore also sits on many waters, which we are told are many peoples, [cf. 17:15]. The context makes it clear that here her "sitting" on something does not refer to a geographical location.)

    This passage gives us one reason why the Catholic Church cannot be the Whore. We are told that the heads "are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come." If five of these kings had fallen in John’s day and one of them was still in existence, then the Whore must have existed in John’s day. Yet Christian Rome and Vatican City did not. However, pagan Rome did have a line of emperors, and the majority of commentators see this as the line of kings to which 17:10 refers. Five of these emperors are referred to as having already fallen, one as still reigning in John’s time, and another yet to come. Since Jerusalem had no such line of kings in the first century, this gives us evidence that the Beast (though not the Whore) is Rome.



    The Ten Horns



    The angel also interprets for John the meaning of the Beast’s ten horns: "And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast; they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful" (17:12–14).

    This shows us that the Beast is allied with ten lower rulers and with their own territories. Some Fundamentalists bent on making this apply to modern times and the Catholic Church have argued that the horns refer to the European Community (EC) and a revived Roman empire with the Catholic Church at its head. The problem is that there are ten kings, but there are now many more than ten nations in the EC.

    However, what we are told about the horns does fit one of the other candidates we have for the Whore—apostate Jerusalem. The angel tells John: "And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled" (17:16–17).

    If the Whore is Jerusalem and the Beast is Rome (with the ten horns as vassal states), then the prophecy makes perfect sense. The alliance between the two in persecuting Christians broke down in A.D. 66–70, when Rome and its allied forces conquered Israel and then destroyed, sacked, and burned Jerusalem, just as Jesus prophesied (Luke 21:5–24).



    The Whore’s Authority



    Finally the angel tells John: "And the woman that you saw is the great city which has dominion over the kings of the earth" (17:18). This again points to pagan Rome or apostate Jerusalem. In the case of the former, the dominion would be political; in the case of the latter, it could be a number of things. It could be spiritual dominion in that Jerusalem held the religion of the true God. It could be a reference to the manipulation by certain Jews and Jewish leaders of gentiles into persecuting Christians.

    It could even be political, since Jerusalem was the center of political power in Canaan and, under the authority of the Romans, it ruled a considerable amount of territory and less powerful peoples. On this thesis "the kings of the earth" would be "the kings of the land" (the Greek phrase can be translated either way). Such local rulers of the land of Canaan would naturally resent Jerusalem and wish to cooperate with the Romans in its destruction—just as history records they did. Local non-Jewish peoples were used by the Romans in the capture of Jerusalem.



    The hub of world commerce



    Continuing in chapter 18, John sees the destruction of the Whore, and a number of facts are revealed which also show that she cannot be the Catholic Church. For one, she is depicted as a major center of international trade and commerce. When it is destroyed in chapter 18, we read that "the merchants of the earth [or land] weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo any more" (18:11) and "all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea . . . wept and mourned, crying out, ‘Alas, alas, for the great city, where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth!’" (18:17–19).

    Pagan Rome was indeed the hub of world commerce in its day, supported by its maritime trading empire around the Mediterranean, but Christian Rome is not the hub of world commerce. After the Reformation, the economic center of power was located in Germany, Holland, England, and more recently, in the United States and Japan.



    Persecuting apostles and prophets



    When the Whore falls we read, "‘Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you’. . . . In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth" (18:20, 24). This shows that the Whore persecuted not just Christians, but apostles and prophets. Apostles existed only in the first century, since one of the requirements for being an apostle was seeing the risen Christ (1 Cor. 9:1). Prophets existed as a group only in the Old Testament and in the first century (Acts 11:27–28, 13:1, 15:32, 21:10).

    Since the Whore persecuted apostles and prophets, the Whore must have existed in the first century. This totally demolishes the claim that Christian Rome or Vatican City is the Whore. Rome was not a Christian city at that time, and Vatican City did not even exist, so neither of them could be the Whore. Furthermore, Fundamentalists continually (though wrongly) claim that Catholicism itself did not exist in the first century, meaning that based on their very own argument Catholicism could not be the Whore!

    Fundamentalists are fond of conjecturing that in the last days there will be a "revived Roman empire," such as the one that persecuted Christians in the first century. Yet they never draw the inference that this empire would be headed by a revived pagan Rome, with the bishop of Rome leading the Christian underground, just as he did in the first century.

    Still, Revelation 18:20 and 18:24 prove that the Whore had to be a creature of the first century, which, in the Fundamentalist view, the Catholic Church was not. Thus, on their own view, their identification of the Catholic Church with the Whore is completely impossible! Only ancient, pagan Rome or apostate Jerusalem could possibly be the Whore.
     
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    Can you tell us what kinds of"discussion forums" you participate in? Do you participate in ones like"Phatmas' or 'Catholic Answers" or do you limit your discussion to Baptist forums? I am curious as to how open you are to challenges? Last time you started a thread, you were asked questions by both Baptist and Catholics which I coold not find that you answered. Any reason for that?
     
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    I totally reject and repudiate the false Catholic doctrines. I only subscribe to the scriptural Catholic doctrines.
     
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    I participate in Catholic forums as well as this Baptist forum. I have responded to questions on other threads I started on here.
     
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    That would be like me saying I go to KKK rallies because I like standing around campfires, but I reject all the bad stuff they do. Totally laughable position.
     
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