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Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Cluny, I see nothing here saying this is to be repetitive. And it says nothing about this being a prayer or an act of contrition, repeated over and over many times depending on the sin first confessed to a priest, and then given instuuction to site the Rosery 10 times as WHAT....punishment? What happens if one fails to do what is instructed after confession? And does reciting the Rosery actually have the POWER for one to die to sin? NO?

And the Lords Prayer is an example of HOW TO PRAY, not a WHAT TO SAY.
---kathr453 on 7/13/16


\\Luther was not the father of Protestantism. Definition meaning to PROTEST Catholicism.\\

Actually, the original meaning of Protestant meant those who "protested" against the Peace of Augsburg, with its principle of "cujus religio, ejus religio"--the faith of the local ruler is the faith of those ruled.

And the Lutheran numbering of the Decalogue is the same as Roman Catholics.

Non-Catholic Western Christians follow the numbering of the Orthodox Church.

Yes, we did it first.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/13/16


Kathr said, "Monk I checked several websites and all say the 2 commandment which is not to have graven images is omitted from the 10 commandments of the RCC. Are you saying that is a lie?"

YES!

We get our numbering from the Septuagint which first appeared on the scene about 148 B.C. This is the Bible that was used by the Apostles.

The Septuagint supports the RCC. Note that the date for this Bible predates any Protestant Bible by over 1700 years, and makes it impossible for the RCC to have changed anything
---Monk_Brendan on 7/13/16


I realize you never check anti-Catholic sites to support your views, kathr.

However, the first Protestant (in the commonly accepted sense) to have "Thou shalt not worship graven images" as the Second Commandment, and to combine the commandments against coveting into one seems to be in the Second Book of Common Prayer of 1552, where Abp. Cranmer had a Litany based on the Decalogue.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/13/16


Monk I checked several websites and all say the 2 commandment which is not to have graven images is omitted from the 10 commandments of the RCC. Are you saying that is a lie? Seeing you all have so many, I can see why it was omitted. If it's a lie, and the 10 commandments are intact as in the OT, why then do you have them? All your statues of Mary and Saints, even the cross with Jesus still on it are graven images. Or will you give an excuse to sanitize this practice as well? Kneeling and kissing the statue of Mary by the Pope along with others is worshipping other gods. Again another thing Christians do not do is bow the knee to Baal. This is all Baal worship.
---kathr4453 on 7/13/16




Nicole, Wycliffs born 1320, Luther born 1483. Luther was not the father of Protestantism. Definition meaning to PROTEST Catholicism. Luther never protested Catholicism. He only protested some of the practices of the RCC. And he did not start the Lutheran Church. Others did in his name, which if he were still alive would have protested.

What good is reciting the rosary in place of a Psalm? Was it because the ignorant could not read?

The Psalms are wonderful, however no where did Jesus instruct the church to recite the psalms over and over.

And the previous post re the history of strings and beads came from an RCC website, admitting they came from Hindu and other pagan religions.
---kathr453 on 7/13/16


kathr, does your church sing hymns with refrains (erroneously called "choruses")?

If so, you are using repetitions.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/13/16


Kathr said, "Interesting statement seeing the RCC omitted the 2nd commandment, and made the 10th commandment into two commandments."

WRONG! It's just the opposite the Protestant 10 were reworked from the Catholics. the 2nd Commandment was separated from the first, and the Ninth and Tenth were squished together.

"I also see a year ago Pope Francis wants to totally redo the 10 commandments claiming the Lord has instructed him to do so... "

This was from a news article from an entertainment website Real News Right Now. I did a bit of fact checking, and the entire article is false, made up, a lie.

Dear God, tell Kathr to check her facts.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/13/16


Kathr4453, Martin Luther and Lutherans used the Rosary. He is the head of the Protestant movement.

I never asked you for the difference?? I answered your rosary beads not been scripture claim. The beads HELPS a person keep count so they can mediate on Jesus' life.

The Bible didn't come with chapters and verses. It was added by MONKS to help them make copies without leaving out any words.
Why do you keep the number system in your Bible if it wasn't part of the original Bible?

//We don't Chant prayers or say repetitive words over and over.---kathr4453 7/12/16

REALLY?

I guess you never say the 'Our Father' prayer since it is repetitive words OVER AND OVER?

I guess Jesus doesn't know how to pray either?
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/13/16


The Rosary, or prayer beads was introduced by Peter the Hermit, in the year 1090. Copied from Hindus and Mohammedans

The counting of prayers is a pagan practice and is expressly condemned by Christ. (Matthew 6:5-13).



This may be a more accurate account. Regardless of the year, which may be when the Mohammedans began using them, it still was adopted from the Hindu originally. And the sons of Ishmael before organizing into Islam in the 700's still were not Christians, but heathens who still worshiped false god(s) and may have picked up this practice from the Hindu long before 700ad.
---kathr4453 on 7/13/16




You're one that thinks he can get write his own bible his own way, and interpret what he wants to as coming from the false god he is worshiping.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/9/16

Interesting statement seeing the RCC omitted the 2nd commandment re graven images, and made the 10th commandment into two commandments. I also see a year ago Pope Francis wants to totally redo the 10 commandments claiming the Lord has instructed him to do so. People may want to visit that article and see exactly what will be changed.

The LORD has instructed no such thing.....that is pure blasphemy like I've never seen.

Monk shouldn't the word "write" above be spelled "right", or is the word "get" misplaced here?
---kathr4453 on 7/13/16


I have a problem with the wording of the Question.

Catholics are part of the Christian church.

So the questions should be what is the difference between Protestants Christians and Catholic Christians or Orthodox Christians.

Which is still a very general category.

Both the Orthodox and the Catholic use Iconography. Images to represent those they worship or venerate.

I am fairly sure that the Orthodox do not use the Rosary. Since it is a part of Mariology that they don't get into. But Cluny would have to give us more details.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/13/16


\\Judaism never used prayer beads reading ANY OF THE 1-150 PSALMS. \\

Who said they did?

But the Divine Office is based on the recitation of all 150 Psalms, traditionally over a week.

People who could not read would substitute either a Hail Mary or Lord's Prayer for each Psalm.

\\The RCC did not have prayer beads before the 4th century, and the practice is believed to have come from the Moors when fighting the Crusades.\\

Wrong again. Since mahometanism didn't exist before 700, the Crusaders were not fighting the moors in the 300's.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/13/16


Why are there so many photos of popes and catholics bowing to and kissing statutes and other idols?
---Rob on 7/13/16


Yes Cluny, I can read. Judaism never used prayer beads reading ANY OF THE 1-150 PSALMS.

Hindu use the mala 109 beads, Islam beads are 99 in case you didn't know.

There is no slander in anything I posted. As a matter of fact it looks as though Monk scoffed Gods word. A more serious sin. Prayer beads regardless of who uses them recite repetitive prayers. PERIOD. The RCC did not have prayer beads before the 4th century, and the practice is believed to have come from the Moors when fighting the Crusades .

So what part of this is slander? The question above asked...what are the differences between being a Christian and being a Catholic. Ans Christians do not use prayer beads.
---kathr4453 on 7/13/16


Now Cluny, it is noted Hindu is the oldest religion in the world. Prayer beads are believed to have begun with the Hindu religion, where Islam then picked it up from them, and the RCC picked it up from Islam. Prayer beads are not and have never been in Judaism. God forbade Israel to practice or do anything that even remotely resembled the practices of heathen religions. Including marking and cutting the skin, keeping graven images, and so much more. BE YE SEPARATE.
---kathr453 on 7/13/16


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Now I know what type of Christian you are. You're one that thinks he can write his own bible his own way, and interpret what he wants to as coming from the false god he is worshiping.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/9/16

I believe Monk needs to pull the log out of his own eye before accusing another of the very thing he too is guilty of.

Monk likes to sling mud here as well, all the while claiming to be some innocent victim of false accusations.

The vain repitions of prayer Jesus was most likely referring to by the heathens may have been referring to the Hindu. Yet Monk scoffs and then cries foul. It doesn't work that way Monk.
---kathr4454 on 7/13/16


Carla said, "...both religions hold sway to paganistic teachings...The examples being christmas, Easter in stead of passover, the practice of halloween... "

Christmas is a celebration of the birth of our Lord, God, and Savior in the flesh--nothing pagan about that.

Easter (Pascha) is the celebration of our salvation and of Jesus rising from the tomb. The Passover is something from the Jews, who are under the law, and not living by grace.

I agree with you about Hallowe'en, but that is nothing that the Catholic Church invented.

Baptism (Christening) is very clearly IN the Bible.

American have excesses, but dont blame the Catholic Church
---Monk_Brendan on 7/13/16


Cluny:

You frequently wrote: Doesn't it bother you to spread slander and pop off about things you clearly know nothing about?

People in heated discussions post things they feel strongly about, i.e. things they believe fiercely. Regardless of whether these things are actually true, the people who post them BELIEVE they are true, which means that, at least from their perspective, it isn't slander, so it wouldn't bother them in the least.
---StrongAxe on 7/12/16


\\rayer beads began with pagan heathen religions.\\

I told you to name one such religion and you never did.

And NOBODY said that they were taken from Psalm 150. Cannot you understand simple English prose?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/12/16


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Kathr said, "...Jesus Himself chastised the religious leaders of His time for repeating their prayers over and over. In fact, He told His disciples not to emulate them by using vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think they will be heard for their many words (Matthew 6:7)"

You need to settle down. Take your Lithium!

Why is it that you constantly attack me?

Okay, yes, I'm a Catholic, and they can't be saved. Listen you harlot after man's traditions, I am doing my best to cooperate with God, and with His grace, I will make it to heaven. I want to meet you there, but that isn't going to happen if you don't give up on these anti-Catholic bigotries that you constantly spout!
---Monk_Brendan on 7/12/16


What since both derived from the New testament Church of the bible both religions hold sway to paganistic teachings and many of which practices are not evident in the ancient beliefs and practices of the bible. The examples being christmas, Easter in stead of passover, the practice of halloween,American thanks giving, christenings, god parents, divorce and remarriages, selling of goods clearly demonstrated to be stealing by Christ. Many more...
---Carla on 7/12/16


The history of the rosary in Christian circles has been traced back to the Crusades, that the Crusaders had adopted this practice from the Arabs, who, in turn, copied the observance of using beads from India. Recent archeological findings reveal that the ancient Ephesians made use of such beads in their worship of Diana, also known as Artemis, whose temple was one of the seven wonders of the world (Acts 19:24-41).

The use of prayer beads is not scriptural. Jesus Himself chastised the religious leaders of His time for repeating their prayers over and over. In fact, He told His disciples not to emulate them by using vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think they will be heard for their many words (Matthew 6:7).
---kathr4453 on 7/12/16


Kathr said, "...It seems as though that is Monks motive on all his blog questions.....to try to justify the RCC pagan practices."

WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!!

My blog questions are designed to make people think, to show people a facet of the Truth that they may have ignored, and in general, to explore things that Protestants don't want to think about.

I have also tried to assert why both Corporate and Personal worship are necessary.

I have posted on a number of subjects.

There have also been prayer requests.

BTW, the RCC didn't borrow ANYTHING from pagans. We even have a few here on these blogs!
---Monk_Brendan on 7/12/16


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Nicole, there are no prayer beads in Psalms 150. Prayer beads began with pagan heathen religions. I answered the question above. Please list any Christian Churches not RCC, ( that would be Protestant I assume) who uses prayer beads. Protestant do not pray that way. We don't Chant prayers or say repetitive words over and over.

You asked the difference, and I answered you. No need to justify your differences. Unless this blog was asked for that purpose. It seems as though that is Monks motive on all his blog questions.....to try to justify the RCC pagan practices.
---kathr4453 on 7/12/16


The Apostles' Creed is ALWAYS part of the Rosary, not just sometimes.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/12/16


After the Rosary:
HAIL, HOLY QUEEN, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!


Christians don't pray such things or pray to Mary. Prayer is a form of WORSHIP, which shows the RCC worship Mary, even though they deny it. The Holy Spirit shows you Jesus. Mary cannot do such a thing.
---kathr453 on 7/12/16


It did not come from Judaism.---kathr4453

150 beads for the 'Hail Marys" in the rosary matches the 150 Psalms of Judaism.

"..so-called psalm 151, 152 plus a few others. These also stem from Hebrew roots of about that time, but never found their way into the Hebrew 'songbook' the psalms"-John Welsh

Monks recited all 150 Psalms. People couldn't recite the Psalms but could recite the 'Hail Marys'.

Psalms: Mediating on the Life of Jesus because all of the OT looks towards the Messiah.

Rosary: Mediates on the Life of Jesus. Mysteries of the Jesus of the rosary.
3 sets/150 Hail Marys of Mysteries of Jesus.
Joyful, Sorrowful and Glories.

Luminaries (Light) added by St John Paul II 2002.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/12/16


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Kathr said, " We do see prayer beads were picked up from pagan religions, so why not these other items as well...The RCC is no different, taking many pagan practices and sanitizing them, renaming then in order to subdue and appease those to submit to the RCC. There was no virgin queen until they needed to replace Dianna with the Greeks. In comes Mary."

Kathr, Diana was a Roman goddess of the Hunt. Yes, she was a virgin, but never queen of heaven. So that falls apart on several levels.

Mary IS the mother of Jesus, and as the mother of the King, she is referred to as Queen.

And the RCC doesn't "sanitize" anything pagan. Prayer counting beads are just that, another way of keeping count
---Monk_Brendan on 7/12/16


\\We do see prayer beads were picked up from pagan religion\\

From which pagan religion did the RomanCatholic Church get the Rosary?

When?

Please be specific.

Also, Diana never had a child. So there is NO resemblance between her and the Virgin Mary.

Doesn't it bother you to spread slander and pop off about things you clearly know nothing about?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/12/16


We do see prayer beads were picked up from pagan religions, so why not these other items as well. Just as King Solomon brought in pagan wives with their pagan gods, causing the division and dispersion of Israel after his death, we see how angry that made God. The RCC is no different, taking many pagan practices and sanitizing them, renaming then in order to subdue and appease those to submit to the RCC. There was no virgin queen until they needed to replace Dianna with the Greeks. In comes Mary.
---kathr453 on 7/12/16


\\Shamash\\

In Judaism, the Shamash candle is the one used to light the others on the Hannukah menora.

Exactly what this has to do with Roman Catholicism is nothing.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/12/16


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Prayer beads are used by members of various religious traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism/Orthodoxy, Islam, Sikhism and the Bah' Faith to mark the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions, such as the rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Catholicism, and dhikr (remembrance of God) in Islam.

The exact origins of prayer beads remain uncertain, but their earliest use probably traces to Hindu prayers in India Buddhism probably borrowed the concept from Hinduism.


It did not come from Judaism. Remember what happened in Ai?
---kathr4453 on 7/12/16


\\Dagon Fish Hat\\

The Western mitre assumed its shape about 1500 years AFTER the Dagon cult died. There is absolutely no connection between the two.

Those who say the mitre resembles a fish haven't seen either.

\\Monstrance\\

When did pagans ever expose the Sacrament of the Body of Christ for veneration?

\\Obelisk\\

The only such is in St. Peter's square. It is topped by a CROSS and serves as the gnomon for a sundial.

\\Illuminati\\

Founded by Protestants and Deists, not by RCs.

\\The Rosary\\

The essence of the Rosary is the prayers, one of which confesses the Incarnation, Crucifixion, Death, and Resurrection of the Savior.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/11/16


Samuelbb7:

You wrote: The Rosary Roman Catholic prayer beads with Prayers to Mary then an our Father.

This is partially true, and misleading.

The rosary contains beads of several different sizes or colors that assist one in saying several prayers in a specific sequence. These are typically arranged in decades, sets of ten beads for the Hail Mary, which has 4 lines - the first 2 are Luke 1:28,42, prececed by one for the Lord's Prayer, and followed by one for the Glory Be ("Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen."). Other prayers like the Apostles' Creed are also sometimes added.
---StrongAxe on 7/11/16


Rob, yoou have throne around a bunch of term. I did a bit of research, and the only obeliks I found was the one in front of St. Peter's in Rome.

That obelisk was put there to show the superiority off Christ over pagen Rome.
---Dementio on 7/11/16


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WHAT?!:Nicole Lacey, on another blog topic, I asked you about the following things and their purpose in the Catholic Church, but you never answered,.....Nicole, after you answer all these things, I'm than able and willing to answer your question!---Rob 7/11/16

Noooooooooooo, It was addressed to Strongaxe, but still I answered.

You left out the one I ANSWERED: Matthew 9:2 This Scripture proves you can have intercessor to Jesus to get to God...Mary or those Men, it doesn't matter. All petitions are POINTED to JESUS.--Nicole_Lacey on 7/10/16

I ANSWER! Can you return the FAVOR?

You answered one, now you can answer one.
Since I answered your question last, please answer one of the 3 questions below I asked of you.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/11/16


I will answer you Rob.
Dagon Fish Hat Not known what really looks like. Not important just a hat.

Shamash Jewish books about food.

Monstrance is the vessel used in Roman Catholic, for the convenient exhibition of some object of piety,

Obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top.

Illuminati a long dead group of Atheist and Free thinkers. Modern conspiracy bogeyman.

The Rosary Roman Catholic prayer beads with Prayers to Mary then an our Father.
---Samuelbb7 on 7/11/16


kathr4453:

You wrote: Thou shall have no other gods before Me.

How is this relevant? The Catholic church doesn't believe the Pope is a god (unlike the pagan Romans, who did believe their Caesars were gods).

That I believe has always been the difference. That Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ ALONE is head of the Church.

Every religious denomination has its hierarchy, that that usually means there's one person at the top. That doesn't make that person God either. The NT even mentions some hierarchies (e.g. bishops) and says nothing about bishops being gods.
---StrongAxe on 7/11/16


Nicole Lacey, on another blog topic, I asked you about the following things and their purpose in the Catholic Church, but you never answered,

Dagon Fish Hat

Shamash

Monstrance

Obelisk

Illuminati

The Rosary

Nicole Lacey, after you answer all these things, I'm than able and willing to answer your question!
---Rob on 7/11/16


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Thou shall have no other gods before Me. That I believe has always been the difference. That Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ ALONE is head of the Church. And the only true Church consists of believers baptized into His Body.
---kathr4453 on 7/10/16


StrongAxe wrote: You decry the division of Christ, yet... you judge everyone else,.."

Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
1 Corinthians 1:10-16

StrongAxe wrote: "Every church (including the ones in Revelation) were made with man's hands."

The "churches" in Revelation are the LOCATIONS of a certain group of christians, not denominations or church buildings. Groups of christians were scattered throughout the middle east and if an apostle was to visit a certain group he would mention the location. An apostle would inform his brothers which "church" (location) he was traveling to.

Christians ARE the church - one body in Christ.
---Steveng on 7/10/16


Rob, please explain this verse:
Please don't ignore this question. If you can't explain it then please say you can't.

Matthew 9:2
Just then, some men brought to Him a paralytic lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Take courage son, your sins are forgiven."

Note, the Paralytic didn't say a word, nor moved into action.

Next, Jesus credited the men's FAITH, NOT the paralytic's faith to FORGIVE the Paralytic's sins not the men's sins who HAD the FAITH IN JESUS. (Unless you believe the men were sinless)

This Scripture proves you can have intercessor to Jesus to get to God.

Mary or those Men, it doesn't matter. All petitions are POINTED to JESUS.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/10/16


Steveng:

You wrote: Is Christ divided?

All those who belong to a church made with man's hands (the denominational church) are not christians,


You decry the division of Christ, yet in the very next sentence, you judge everyone else, and exclude them from Christ. You (and those like you) are the ones dividing him!

Every church (including the ones in Revelation) were made with man's hands. What matters is what their foundation. Yes, "my church first, Christ second" is a problem, but those who believe "Christ first, my church second" (and there are many) are doing it right. Every church will have its own way of doing the minor things, but as long as the foundation is sound, it will be good.
---StrongAxe on 7/10/16


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Satan has had over two thousand years to divide christiandom up into over seventy thousand different denominations. Some say they follow catholic, some say they follow orthodox, some baptist, some lutheran, some protestant. Is Christ divided?

All those who belong to a church made with man's hands (the denominational church) are not christians, but follow the rituals, the traditions, the teachings of man. You people bicker about whose denomination is better. Is Christ divided?

The true church of God ARE the christians who actively follow the one true commandment: LOVE (as in the verb form).
---Steveng on 7/10/16


Rob, do you have any notion what a monstrance is used for?

Tell us, if you know.

And if you don't, admit it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/10/16


Michael E. said, "The church,the body of Christ, composed of Jew and Gentile does not have twelve tribes.
When the Bible talks about twelve tribes, it is not talking about the church of one body"


O foolish Michael, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

If the twelve tribes were ONE family (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob's) then the ONE Body of Christ supplants them as God's Chosen People
---Monk_Brendan on 7/9/16


Rob:

There are very few things we must believe to be saved, and no list of things we must NOT believe. It is quite possible to live a fully Christian life, even without having a theological degree and getting 100% on a theology test.

In Matthew 25, Jesus describes the final judgment, where he separates righteous from wicked. The sole criterion used is, whether we show compassion for others, not if we are in the right church, or believe the right things, or say the right prayers, or perform the right rituals, or answer the right theological questions. In both cases, the saved and unsaved were surprised at their fate - many will be surprised because they presumed to know who was going to heaven and who wasn't, but will be wrong.
---StrongAxe on 7/9/16


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Rob shotgunned a bunch of questions, feeding the lust of his inner demons, and the feeding frenzy that usually happens when someone starts bashing Catholics.

"Who is their Holy Father, God or the pope?

Who is the head of the Christian Church, Christ or the pope?

When a Christian dies, do they go to Purgatory before going to Heaven?

Does a Christian need to pray the rosary?

Who is the intercessor for a Christian, Christ or Mary?

Does a Christian need to use a monstrance during Worship"


None of these are Christ-like questions, and I refuse to rise to the bait anymore.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/9/16


Monk said
//However, the Apostles and those that followed them (up to now) have supplanted Israel as God's Special People.//
The church,the body of Christ, composed of Jew and Gentile does not have twelve tribes.
When the Bible talks about twelve tribes, it is not talking about the church of one body (Rom 12:5, Eph 4:4).
There were twelve family tribes that made up the nation Israel. (Gen 49:28).
---michael_e on 7/9/16


StrongAxe, I'm sure you know the Scriptures which teach, Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but through Him.

Straight and narrow is the way and few find it.

Do not believe every spirit, but to test the spirits to see if they are of God.

Here are some questions about a Christian.

Who is their Holy Father, God or the pope?

Who is the head of the Christian Church, Christ or the pope?

When a Christian dies, do they go to Purgatory before going to Heaven?

Does a Christian need to pray the rosary?

Who is the intercessor for a Christian, Christ or Mary?

Does a Christian need to use a monstrance during Worship?

These are just a few things!
---Rob on 7/9/16


Rob said, "I'm a not Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant."

Oh, another one.
Rob, there is no other type of Christian other than Catholic (of various flavors) Orthodox Christian (of various flavors) and Protestant of some sort or another.

Do you believe that Jesus Christ is God?
Do you believe that the sanctifying passion, death, and Resurrection of Jesus made atonement for ALL of the humans that have ever lived, are living now, and will ever live in the future?
Do you believe that all you need to to receive that Salvation is to cooperate with God?

I do. If you do not believe these things, then what are you? And why are you posting inflammatory things on these blogs?
---Monk_Brendan on 7/9/16


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\\Cluny, I know it disappoints you, but there are no differences between myself and being a Christian!
---Rob on 7/8/16\\

But Rob, all you have is head knowledge.

To obtain spiritual wisdom, you will really have to humble yourself before the Throne of Grace.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/9/16


Rob:

You wrote: there are no differences between myself and being a Christian!
You wrote: What are the differences between being a Christian and being a Catholic?

This implies that you believe that Catholics are not Christians. This gets into the dangerous game of "I'm Christian but you're not!". There has been so much division in the Body of Christ because so many people believe this.
---StrongAxe on 7/8/16


\\Cluny, I know it disappoints you, but there are no differences between myself and being a Christian!
---Rob on 7/8/16\\

Where did you get that idea?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/8/16


Nicole Lacey, don't blame me for your lack of comprehension..In the past on these blogs, you, yourself had said they are different. Have you forgotten this? ---Rob

My comprehension? Rob, please focus.

I am blaming your blog question because you wrote it not me.

Again, Catholics are Christians!

Your blog is the same as if you asked:

What is the differences between Asians and Chinese People?

Do you understand?

All Oriental People are Asian.

You can ask:
What are the differences between Koreans and Chinese people?

As you should say:
What are the difference between Protestants and Catholics?

Got it?
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/8/16


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Cluny, I know it disappoints you, but there are no differences between myself and being a Christian!
---Rob on 7/8/16


Nicole Lacey, don't blame me for your lack of comprehension.

I'm a not Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant.

In the past on these blogs, you, yourself had said they are different. Have you forgotten this?
---Rob on 7/8/16


What are the differences between being a Christian and being Rob?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/8/16


Michael E said, "...YE also SHALL(future tense) sit upon twelve thrones, JUDGING THE TWELE TRIBES OF ISRAEL
Twelve apostles-twelve tribes.
If as you claim Peter was pope, and he will be judging the twelve tribes, have you replaced or are part of Israel?"


That is a non-sequitur. Jesus gave over to the Apostles the judgment of the Jews. That does not mean that he gave the Apostles temporal leadership over the tribes.

However, the Apostles and those that followed them (up to now) have supplanted Israel as God's Special People.

If the Jews were not recognized as a special people, most Christians would call them LOST!
---Monk_Brendan on 7/8/16


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Rob, your question doesn't make sense. You placed a mean untruthful, TRICK LIE question to confuse those who don't know about ALL Christians.

That's like saying what is the differences between an American and a white person?

EVERYONE in America, white, black, brown or yellow are ALL Americans.

As you KNOW that Catholics ARE CHRISTIANS.

ALL Christians are Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants!

You knew what you are should have written BUT REFUSE to write.

What are the differences between being a Protestants and Catholic?

For one thing, Catholics are NOT mean nor play tricks on CN as some do as YOU just did.
---Nicole_Lacey on 7/8/16


aservant:

Just because somebody wrote it on the internet, that doesn't mean it's necessarily true. While it is true that the internet can be a great place for propagation of truth and popular opinion, for the very same reasons, it can be a great place for the propagation of error and propaganda.

There is a popular conceit among many evangelicals (and also many Catholics, Orthodox, and pseudo-Christian cults) that "we are the REAL Christians, and those who call themselves Christians but believe differently from us aren't real Christians at all", or as children would say, "I'm a Christian but you're not. Nya, nya!"
---StrongAxe on 7/8/16


For leaders, Peter says >

"nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)

And Paul gives us standards for who qualifies just to be considered to "take care of the church of God" > 1 Timothy 3:1-10.

But there are individuals who have taken it on themselves to not have qualified family men as pastors. To my knowledge there are both Protestants and Catholics who disobey the standards given us by Peter and Paul.

And because they are in darkness of the spirit of disobedience, they can not tell the difference between a person who ministers God's own love, versus a con artist or predator who can outwardly put on the act that they are looking for.
---Bill on 7/8/16


A Servant said, " An Internet search of "differences between Christian and Catholic" will yield many answers."

And an internet search of the differences of a servant and a donkey will yield over six million answers
---Monk_Brendan on 7/7/16


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Monk said
//He had no authority (from the Jews) to tell a whole tribe where to go or what to do.//
I'll try again
Matt 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee, what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, YE also SHALL(future tense) sit upon twelve thrones, JUDGING THE TWELE TRIBES OF ISRAEL
Twelve apostles-twelve tribes.
If as you claim Peter was pope, and he will be judging the twelve tribes, have you replaced or are part of Israel?
---michael_e on 7/7/16


What is the difference between a Christian and aservant?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/7/16


An Internet search of "differences between Christian and Catholic" will yield many answers.
---aservant on 7/7/16


"Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17)

There are ones who claim to be Christians or Catholics, but they are not attentive to seeking our Father's correction > Hebrews 12:4-11 < which has us become perfected in God's love.

We need not only beliefs and practices, but "faith working through love" (Galatians 5:6) > how God's love in us cures our nature by means of His almighty power. And this makes us ready to spend eternity with our Groom Jesus.

So, yes, there are plenty of things to keep our attention elsewhere.
---Bill on 7/7/16


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Michael E. Said, "You claim Peter was your first Pope, which tribe are you?..."

It's not that simple, Michael. Peter was a fisherman, not one of the Rabbinic leaders of a tribe. He had no authority (from the Jews) to tell a whole tribe where to go or what to do.

His authority came from Jesus, and while Peter's ministry was mostly to the Jews, he was not called to take tribes away from the Jews. He was called to: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: Matt 28, 19-20 KJV
---Monk_Brendan on 7/7/16


Monk said
//Where in the world did you get the idea that Catholics think that they are Israel//
You claim Peter was your first Pope, which tribe are you?
Matt 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee, what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
---michael_e on 7/6/16


Michael E said, "Roman Catholics think they are Israel..."

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE! Where in the world did you get the idea that Catholics think that they are Israel? I've never said that! If that is what you are basing all of your anti-Catholic hatred on, then you need to learn some facts right now.

We are the Body of Christ, as are most Christians. We do consider the Jews as our elder brothers, but we are not them. We are Catholics, Not Jews, not Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindi, or any other belief system. We have not come down from outer space, nor have we dug ourselves out of a hollow earth.

We are people, in need of salvation, and looking to Jesus.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/6/16


Rob asked, "What are the differences between being a Christian and being a Catholic?"

Rob,

Which catholic denomination are you referencing?

Are you referring to Roman, American, eastern, Anglo, Charismatic, which one?
---john9346 on 7/5/16


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Monk said
//Michael, my old and venerable, you have missed something//
Monk you missed something, the blog is //What are the differences between being a Christian and being a Catholic?//
Roman Catholics think they are Israel and that their authority comes from Peter. So, it's no wonder they have priests, confessionals, and absolution.
Of course, the boC isn't Israel and Paul not Peter was ordained the apostle to the Gentiles (Gal 2:7-9, Rom 11:13), but why quibble over such things as dispensational right division.
---michael_e on 7/5/16


Michael E said, "Roman Catholics think they are Israel and that their authority comes from Peter. So, it's no wonder they have priests, confessionals, and absolution.
Of course, the boC isn't Israel and Paul not Peter was ordained the apostle to the Gentiles (Gal 2:7-9, Rom 11:13), but why quibble over such things as dispensational right division."


Michael, my old and venerable, you have missed something. Catholics honor ALL of the apostles, not just Peter or Paul, and ALL the men that they ordained, and their spiritual decedents have that same power given to the Apostles.
---Monk_Brendan on 7/5/16


The real question should be what are the differences between Christianity and post-reformation Protestantism.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/5/16


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