Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Five Anglican bishops plan to join Catholic Church :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
There are some Protestants I know who believe they are indeed "catholic" Christians simply because they believe in Christ, read the Scriptures, and believe in the "branch theory" (Example: Methodism came from Anglicanism which came from Catholicism). Therefore, they have a right and legitimate claim to consider themselves to be "catholic" or universal Christians, right?
In the wake of the Pope's invitation to disgruntled traditional Anglicans, several high profile Anglicans among all ranks of their denomination have decided to leave the swamp land of liberal pluralism for the oasis of authentic Christianity founded on the Rock - St. Peter and his successors. I believe anyone claiming any sort of "universalness" in their Christianity, need to look beyond themselves and realize, as the bishops from the above article, that true Catholicism comes from "a unity, we believe, which is possible only in Eucharistic communion with the successor of St Peter."
Friday, November 5, 2010
Many non-Catholic Christians like to say in God's eyes there is no distinction between one sin from another. They say "all sin is sin", meaning all sin is equal in offense to God. While it's true that all or any sin offends God, the Bible shows us that there is such a thing as mortal or deadly sin, and venial or not-deadly sin. Lets see what Scripture says on the matter:
NAB 1st John 5:16-17