While the flds does nothing but sit and wallow in their own sin and mire. The Greeks provided a universal language and philosophy that supported the acceptance of the Church. This is the more dominant approach taken by the Free Church tradition. Moderator's reply: You can register as a named poster. In all reality it sounded like a Catholic show saying the early Church was more like the Orthodox than what we see in Rome today. One can argue about how the papacy should be understood.
In order for us sinners to be saved, one must see God at one and the same time as the one judging our sin the Father , the one making payment of infinite value for our sin the divine Son , and the one empowering and directing the incarnate—human—Son so that he lives and obeys the Father, going to the cross as a substitute for us the Holy Spirit. When the Orthodox deign to talk with the Catholics, we can have fruitful discussions and repair the damage done by a thousand year schism. You know if you are true sheep of Jesus John 7:16-19; John 10:16-27. . You sound like a confused angry person. I am an agnostic atheist.
Does God really need our studies, demographics, and carnal advertisement to build His Kingdom? The amount of brainwashing that goes on is pretty ridiculous. You must worship God alone! When I die I know I am going to be with God in Heaven, the spirit world, the after life or the selestial kingdom whatever you want to call it. The fdls have always been fdls. It provided a summary of the faith for new converts preparing for baptism. That is why I believe in relying on the Bible for answers. I am so very sad that this rift cannot be closed.
Clearly the Pope is not the only Bishop who lays claim to an Apostolic throne founded by Peter Antioch has the first claim and even then Peter did not lord over the whole Church. When you think of a church in Paris you think of Notre Dame but there are others. Some modern denominations are far removed from the early church. The Problem of a Lack of Love 1 Cor. But that I gave my best effort is what matters. Where are the profits of the church going? Is that not what is meant? They produced their own Gospels, bearing little to no resemblance to the four we know. The term protestant was used by catholics to call on the Christians who asked for church reforms that the catholics were guilty of.
Jesus paid the price of those sins on the cross. Some argue that it was the Pope and his desire for supreme power a power no Pope before him ever claimed who broke away from the other 4 ancient patriarchates and the vast majority of the rest of the Church. Might we not learn something from the Early Church too? You can just imagine how warped your thinking would be after 20-30 years of this nonsense. The first community of saints reflected the power and design of God in their lives as a family of believers. After a great chastisement for the entire world, a new Pope will be named by Saint Peter who will come down from heaven to choose this new pope. In addition, many churches, such as the one I attend, celebrate a Latin mass independent of any organization whatsoever.
Someone might say that we have a lot more in common then differences between us, but my answer would be that there can be only one truth. All thanks go to him for his love he has. A closer examination of the Scriptures reveals many other differences between the teachings and practices of Jesus and His apostles and what is commonly taught. Remember Jesus said in John Chapter 3, when Nicodemus said what must I do to be saved, Jesus said you must me be baptized in the water and the spirit. Gregory was elected to succeed Peter, he was the first monk ever elected as the Successor of Peter.
The ideal is the individual who examines the raw data of experience with no prior value commitments, with a view to discovering something new. Peace and blessing for great and Holy Lent! DocReits Thank you so much my good friend. Walking into the Church you cannot help but to notice how the greeters new that it was your first time ever. Bible, Bishop, Books of the Bible 2159 Words 6 Pages World Religions Writing Project 1 First Church Visit I have grown up as a Hindu Indian, and as one who does not go to temple every week either. Everett Ferguson, ed, Encyclopedia of Christianity New York: Garland Publishing Co. Dulles' book identifies and describes the different functions the Church possesses which Jesus Christ founded. Or, are we too smart to believe he exists- that's one hell of a trick he plays.
The Catholic eastern and western churches have that in common. These factors can be summarized under three main headings. Long before Christianity found a comfortable home in church buildings, it was an active body of passionate believers: 1. Fast forward another fifty-seven years and the mainstream Mormon Church was still practicing polygamy with the last Mormon prophet of the polygamy age, Heber J. That to me is what is causing splits inside a church. The Visible and Invisible Church When speaking of the church, theologians often use terms such as the visible and local church as opposed to the invisible and universal church.