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Originally posted by dbates
Matt 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
The pope is no more the head of Christianity than I am. His words mean nothing. Otherwise we would probably call it Popeianity instead of Christianity.
Originally posted by undo
...is just not biblical.
[edit on 11-7-2007 by undo]
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by the_sentinal
the pope being a man could have the audacity to judge who is truly a spiritually regenerated being through their house of worship.
That's not what he said. You didn't read the article and you didn't read the thread, did you? FOR THE FOURTH TIME - he was talking about apostolic succession. He didn't say anything about people's spirituality. He was talking about apostolic succession.
His statement leaves little doubt about his own spiritual state in my opinion.
Since you don't understand the statement, and you don't understand why he said what he did or even what he was talking about then you can't possibly JUDGE (judge not lest ye be judged) his spiritual state.
[edit on 7/11/2007 by FlyersFan]
Originally posted by kleverone
This coming from the guy who wears Prada shoes under his robe
You know what they say, Divide and conquer.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
You can notice a true Christian by their quiet humility, their love and compassion for those around them, their adherance to the works and lessons of Jesus and by the fact that they probably won't display anything that would denote them as Christian.
Jesus does not require his disciples to believe in him but rather to believe with him, believe in the reality of the love of God and in full confidence accept the security of the assurance of sonship with the heavenly Father. The Master desires that all his followers should fully share his transcendent faith. Jesus most touchingly challenged his followers, not only to believe what he believed, but also to believe as he believed. This is the full significance of his one supreme requirement, "Follow me."
Jesus' earthly life was devoted to one great purpose--doing the Father's will, living the human life religiously and by faith. The faith of Jesus was trusting, like that of a child, but it was wholly free from presumption. He made robust and manly decisions, courageously faced manifold disappointments, resolutely surmounted extraordinary difficulties, and unflinchingly confronted the stern requirements of duty. It required a strong will and an unfailing confidence to believe what Jesus believed and as he believed.
The Master desires that all his followers should fully share his transcendent faith.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
It is preposterous to suggest that the relationship between Creator and creation is anything but personal and individual.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Could you please provide a link to, or a citation for, that quote?
[edit on 2007/7/11 by GradyPhilpott]