Topic started on 3-4-2005 @ 12:47 PM by dbrandt
I am not a catholic but I know about the catholic denomination from friends and acquaintances and from study on it. There's an awful lot of news on
it since the pope just died, and I am learning more because of this.
One of the questions asked is who will the new pope be and will he carry on as John Paul II or will he go a different way.
Here's my question/thought. Example-God in the Bible tells us premarital sex is wrong and will cause hurt/confusion with a person's emotions. God
is constant on this fact.
If the next pope comes in and declares that premarital sex is OK, he can do that, right? Because he is considered infallible, he knows and can
interpret things through his "view". I know Pope John Paul II declared that God used evolution in creation(this is not Biblical), so it was then
acceptable for a catholic to believe this. It had ripple effects with others also.
I used premarital sex as an example only. There are many many other things he can declare to be new truth, right?