posted on Nov, 6 2002 @ 08:37 AM
I agree with both truth and netchicken, only in certain points, but that is just the way life is one big opinion.
Truth, Christ organized the twelve apostles and then an organization to spread His Gospel, hence why He gave some prophets, apostles, pastors,
teachers, priests, etc. to spread His message across the Eastern World. That organization was kupoot, when Christ ascended into "heaven" and the
Apostles were martyered. The only people left to run the affairs of the church were the already greedy, corrupt Bishops(that the Apostles had been
repirmanding for years). Understand that the Apostles had an authority to run the affairs of the Church that the Bishops did not have. They only
claimed to have it, and then based there ideology of authority on Peter. That Peter was the "rock" of the Church, and therefore the
Bishops(ordained under him to be Bishops, not Apostles) thought that they could use this to direct the affairs of the cracked church. It's like a
mirror. When you drop a mirror it cracks into different fragments. Well, Mister Constantine thought he would try his hand and gave full leeway for
the many versions of the Church and United these cracked pieces into a unified Church, The Roman Apostolic Catholic Church, and claimed himself (an
Apollo worshipper) as the Pope. This church has been notorious throughout the ages for death, theft, encouraging sinful practices, etc. all
justifying in the name of Christ(talk about blasphemous) And let's not even get into the "pray to Mary" doctrine, show me where Christ got on His
knees and prayed to Mary! He prayed to the Father, His Father, I mean how much more clearer does the scripture have to be?
Stop quoting the Bible to defend yourself because you can't. It's a ludicrious thing to try to defend... what? Corruption, sin, death,
destruction, "by there fruits ye shall know them" Don't even try to cover that up with, spiritual miracles, pullease.
Satan has the same power to do miracles that God does, he has the same ability to give visions and dreams even of Christ, because he is a deceiver, a
liar, he mingles Truth with Scripture. Not all the Truth is in the Bible. Hence, when Christ said "Blessed art thou Simon, for flesh and blood have
not revealed this to thee. But my Father which is in Heaven." This is the ROCK, personal enlightenment or revelation as I call it from God. God
still talks to people, yes. But you need to be careful because like I said Satan has the same powers as God does, except for a few things which he
He can't create things, he can' t touch your heart like the Holy Ghost, and he does not have a body of flesh and bone, he is just a spirit so he is
not tangible. (I may have missed a few someone help me out)
Now he can get some of his followers to possess a body, but it's not the same, he failed in his first estate, and will never have any more than what
he is. But he can sure deceive people into a security of idealogies and mingled truths to "help" you think that you are okay and All is well in
Protestantism, is just that, rebellion or protest to the tyrant. No matter what your opinion may be the FACT is that the Catholic church is up to
it's knees in poopoo with all the terrible things that has been done by them. And their false doctrines of "salvation". Sure there are plenty of
good people within doing all they can to be good Catholics, but they are being mislead, and ignorance does not save a person(not trying to offend
anyone, but gee whiz this is just tiring to see this ALL the time on some ATS threads. This whole debate about Catholicism).
But we could go on and on about this debacle.
Protestantism is an effort to put together a huge cracked mirror, and for that reason there are so many agree to disagreements within it. Why are
they not united? Why are they not claiming the same interpretation of Scripture? Where is there authority to preach? From the Bible? I don't
think so, the apostles didn't have a Bible, they had only the teachings of Christ that they had heard. They may have written them down, I don't
know. But they were ordained to preach the Gospel and run the affairs of the Early Organization, Protestants did not get that authority from anyone.
But I do believe in like Netchicken said in divine revelation, that God does speak to us even in these last days before the coming of the resurrected
Savior, but I try to keep an open mind to what people say and think. I try though I am not very good at it sometimes.
But we just can't disregard the facts, just because.