It is quite timely that we just concluded a series of articles pertaining to the Queen James Bible, the purpose of which its editor stated as:The Queen James Bible has been edited to make homophobic interpretations impossible.You can...
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Acts 9:32, “As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda” (also see Acts 9:13, 26:10).
Romans 8:26-27, “And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will” (also see Romans 1:7, 15: 25-26, 31, 16:2, 15).
1st Corinthians 16:15, “You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints” (also see 1st Corinthians 6:1-2, 14:33).
There appears to be a deceiving spirit, a fallen angel disguised as an angel of light, who is passing itself off as Jesus’ mother, Mary. This creature has been spreading false doctrine wrapped in a veneer of Christian obeisance as well as false prophecies.
Let us begin by, very succinctly, consider some of the papacy’s historical background.
The first utilization of the term catholic in relation to the church was by Irenaeus in the second century AD. The term refers to universal and the term church or ecclesia refers to called out ones, the people who have been called out of the world in order to serve God. Thus, the catholic church refers to all people all over the world who are called to serve God and does not refer to a particular authoritative hierarchical structure.
The subject of the lecture was The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the speaker was an ex-Protestant pastor of some three decades who is now Roman Catholic. Now that sounded interesting, I just had to attend! My conclusion, and advice, is that the best way to become thoroughly convinced that transubstantiation is not true is to have someone try to convince you that it is true.
The books that are accepted in the Roman Catholic Bible, as opposed to, generally speaking, the Jewish or the Protestant, are: Baruch, Judith, 1st and 2nd Maccabees, Sirach a.k.a. Ecclesiasticus (not to be confused with Ecclesiastes), Tobit a.k.a. Tobias, Wisdom of Solomon, as well as small additions to Daniel and Esther. Roman Catholicism generally refers to these as deuterocanonical (secondary canon) rather than apocryphal.
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger—renowned theologian, Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (the former Holy Office), which is the most important Vatican curial office, charged with the preservation and promotion of Catholic orthodoxy—is now Pope Benedict XVI, he stated,
One thing upon which it comments is something which Gary Wolf , contributing editor to Wired magazine who, by the way, includes himself in the following description: “we lax agnostics, we noncommittal nonbelievers, we vague deists who would be embarrassed to defend antique absurdities like the Virgin Birth or the notion that Mary rose into heaven without dying, or any other blatant myth” referred to as follows:
The New American Bible, Translated from the Original Languages with Critical Use of All Ancient Sources and The Revised New Testament Authorized by the Board of Trustees of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and Approved by the Administrative Committee/Board of The National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Catholic Conference, Nihil Obstat: Stephen J. Hartdegem, OFM, SSL. and Christian P. Ceroke, O. Carm., S.T.D. (Nashville: Catholic Bible Press a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1987)
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Here we will see the dangers of taking on a world-view based on experience alone. In other words, people are seeing visions, experiencing miracles and are being given information by apparition, but these things do not stand up to Scripture when we test all things.
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Louis de Montfort was a proponent of consecrating oneself to Jesus through Mary and in general a strong proponent of Marian devotion. Here you will see a Catholic apologist admitting that dogmas about Mary are all too easily misunderstood if one is not acquainted with the minutia of technicalities and semantics. Of course, as we have see in all the essays in this series, even when we take all the technicalities into consideration it does not help matters.