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Re: The current Pope is very honest about the true intentions and stand of
You are correct, of course, about Christ being the head of the Church. The Pope is Christ's vicar on earth. The Catholic Church believes that it is guided by the Holy Spirit, and that the Pope, through prayer and faith is drawn to the truth. This is not to say that the popes are sinless; some of them have led very sinful lives. But in matters of the Catholic Church we believe that God will never allow the Church to stray from Him.

You are also right in saying that men try to change the laws, but the Catechism and dogma of the Catholic Church has never changed. No informed Catholic believes that salvation is in the Pope, I have never, ever heard that said before.

I think that because the Catholic Church is such a visible force in this world it is scrutinized more closely than any other religion, and misinterpreted terribly. I am often amazed by what people think Catholics believe. I also think that Catholics are held to a much higher standard than most Christian religions, which is unfair to the members. Although in all levels of the hierarchy there are sinful and holy men, these are found in every church.

I find it laudable that you take Christianity to heart...that was what our sermon was about this morning; that every deed we do must be done with Jesus in our heart and intention or it is worthless - the house built on sand.

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posted by Idyllwilde on June 1, 2008 at 10:02 AM | link to this | reply

The current Pope is very honest about the true intentions and stand of
the Catholic Church.  Vatican II was a smokescreen under the guise of ecumenicalism.  Protestants were taken in, but this pope honesty tells the Protestants that their churches are not true churches.  Of course, I disagree with that stand because I protest Rome and its "anti" Christ system (anti- in place of system).  Christ is the head of the church, not the Pope.  I fear for those who believe otherwise.  Man's tradition is a dangerous thing to trust in.  The Word of God warns me that "They shall think to change times and laws," and God warns, "In vain they do worship me, teaching the traditions of men."  God calls His people out of Babylon, the system of confusion...It's time to come out!  We are living in the last hour's of this world's history. Salvation is in Christ, not the oder of the Pope and the church.  These may be strong words, but I say them in love.  

posted by Ariala on June 1, 2008 at 9:05 AM | link to this | reply

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