Lately the issues surrounding the vatican and pope have been surfacing and on my mind a little. I wanted to open the thread to have an ongoing discussion about these topics.
A couple days ago the pope said he cant bless gay marriage because its sin, see this article He also did not completely condemn it "The church and priests can still bless people who are gay who live in "fidelity," the statement says. "Rather, it declares illicit any form of blessing that tends to acknowledge their unions."
Then some in the catholic church opposed the view on blessing marriage, in this article
What is happening here...On one front it seems to be somewhat Godly however the 'back door' statements are quite concerning. Interested the insight of others
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
mike, I think this is one way to keep their followers in the congregation. Some truth with lies sprinkled in. Month-by-month, year-by-year I think they are revealing more and more of their true beliefs and agenda. This is how satan has operated throughout history and is going to continue to convince those who don't know God's word in the end. All I/we can do is expose their false teachings and pray for those friends and family to "come out of her" and seek the truth of the Lord. BTW, I was in the Catholic church, by marriage, for a number of years until I could take it no longer and we found an Evangelical church that truly taught from the Bible. However, I think there are protestant churches as well that are falling away from God's word and people need to come out of them as well. It's sad to think there will be a great falling away and this is just another sign that it may be coming soon, if it hasn't started already.
Matthew 7:15-16 Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
"I think this is one way to keep their followers in the congregation. Some truth with lies sprinkled in. Month-by-month, year-by-year I think they are revealing more and more of their true beliefs and agenda."
Exactly what I've been thinking. Sprinkle in some conservative-sounding morals with the lie that all paths lead to God.
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
EnochWalked: Are there any gender activists who would now bet that in 10 years there won't be a state that allows "marriages" between humans & animals, or humans & objects? If a marriage becomes a temporary legal arrangement between any number of people, what's family?
Oct 2, 2022 20:57:06 GMT -6
EnochWalked: globalnews.ca/news/9172417/climate-risks-un-chief/ "World is in ‘life or death struggle’ for survival amid ‘climate chaos’: UN chief". It's more like a "good vs evil" struggle, if you ask me, and it's not just the climate that is in chaos.
Oct 3, 2022 14:04:01 GMT -6
yardstick: @ew, re: mozambique: You're not in the desert anymore Toto...
Oct 3, 2022 18:48:22 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @ys Right. You'd think that with all the failures of violent Islamism in the past (including the failing regimes in Afghanistan and Iran right now) and the failure of even nuclear-armed Russia to succeed at military expansion, ISIS would give up already.
Oct 3, 2022 19:39:54 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCSSgxV9qNw "Why Is 1/137 One of the Greatest Unsolved Problems In Physics?" That video gets quite technical, but it points towards a Designer, which even the atheist physicists it mentions can't seem to avoid acknowledging.
Oct 3, 2022 19:42:37 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's a bit of a stretch, but "aki" is the Ladino word for "here" (based on the Old Spanish word aqui). en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aki#Ladino Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish, was made by rabbis in the Jewish schools of Spain in the Middle Ages.
Oct 3, 2022 19:53:17 GMT -6