Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by SubAce
The pope is NOT going to make the Catholic Church into the Jehovahs Witness'.
Definately not going to happen.
I'm not going to go through your post to refute each and every thing belief of yours.
Let's just say .. the Catholic church has reasons for each of it's beliefs.
You said go back to the root of Christianity. Christians use the Bible and believe it is the infallible word of God. What one bases their beliefs on
if they claim to believe in the Bible, is not man-made tradition, but God's word, the Bible.
Jesus told the religious leaders of his day the same he would say to the religious leaders of Christendom today:
(Matthew 15:6-8) . . .And so YOU have made the word of God invalid because of YOUR tradition. 7 YOU hypocrites, Isaiah aptly prophesied about
YOU, when he said, 8 ‘This people honors me with their lips, yet their heart is far removed from me.
Yes, those hypocrites make God's word invalid because of their tradition. They claim to worship God, but their heart is far removed from God's
(Matthew 15:9) . . .It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach commands of men as doctrines.’. . .
If they were to go back to the roots of Christianity they would have to get rid of all of their traditions that invalidate God's word, for example
the following command:
(Matthew 23:9, 10) . . .Moreover, do not call anyone YOUR father on earth, for one is YOUR Father, the heavenly One. 10 Neither be called
‘leaders,’ for YOUR Leader is one, the Christ.
That is one example. Here is another Biblical example of a Godly teaching:
(1 Timothy 3:2 KJV) A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to
Instead of celibacy, a bishop should be the husband of one wife. God did not forbid anyone to marry. To marry is a Christian thing, even for the
bishop. The forbidding of marriage is a man-made tradition that invalidates God's word, just as Jesus rightly said about those religious hypocrites,
and actually the Bible exposes the teaching of forbidding to marry as being inspired by demons:
(1 Timothy 4:1, 3.) However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying
attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons...forbidding to marry.
When you say you don't want them to become like Jehovah's Witnesses you are stating you don't want them to return to what the Bible teaches. For
if you read the Bible and compare it to all so-called Christian religions we don't just preach, we actually know what the Bible says and put it into
None of what I quoted to you above as correct and true is my opinion, it is God's infallible word of truth. If your traditions or those of others to
not conform to God's word, it is not God who is wrong.
And that is not my interpretation. If Jesus said not to call anyone father, I am not interpreting that to say anything other than that you should not
call anyone on earth your father or your leader.
If the Bible states:
(Ezekiel 18:4) . . .The soul that is sinning—it itself will die.
It is not my opinion that the soul dies. It is not an interpretation to say that. It is to believe what it says. So if someone teaches that the
soul is immortal, that teaching is false, for it is not in accord with scripture.
That's where Jehovah's Witnesses differ from all other so-called Christian religions. We read the Bible and believe what it says and then do what
it says. We do not try to twist it to conform to our way of beliefs or thinking, we conform our thinking to God's word.
Thus you can see, if you want to go back to the primitive form of Christianity you would have to start worshiping like a Jehovah's Witness, including
going house to house and to the public places to witness:
(Acts 5:42) . . .And every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the
(Acts 20:20) while I did not hold back from telling YOU any of the things that were profitable nor from teaching YOU publicly and from house to house.