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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by civ_king, Apr 28, 2011.

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  1. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Citation? I would love see Jesus speaking about the integrity of an institution that came into being four centuries after his death.
     
  2. kochman

    kochman Chieftain

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    I have to say... the arrogance of the RCC is one of my main problems with it... My way or the highway...

    Jesus said, Cheezy, what you hold true on earth I will hold true in heaven...

    So... I don't think that meant anyone who wore the Pope's hat is going to set rules.
    Do you honestly believe that?
     
  3. kochman

    kochman Chieftain

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    Leo X was Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. He is known primarily for the sale of indulgences to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and his challenging of Martin Luther's 95 theses.

    Are you saying this was OK? Indulgences were official Church policy, not just one guys behavior...

    There's an example NBAFan, of the Pope making bad calls.
    I can provide more...
     
  4. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    I see you're already making good on your pre-emptive apology. :) I see little effort being put into my excellent suggestion though :(

    Mods will not be happy if you continue this.
     
  5. kochman

    kochman Chieftain

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    Rome wasn't built in a day.
     
  6. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    True, but to be honest they had a lot more work cut out for them :)
     
  7. timtofly

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    To add to that, before you hit "submit reply", go advanced if you have not already done so and choose the second preview post. IF no one else has posted, then highlight EVERYTHING in your reply and "copy" it, and go back to your other post via edit and making sure you are at the bottom of your post paste it in. You can also "preview" that again to make sure it makes sense. Before hitting any button, you should copy everything lest CFC hickups.
     
  8. NBAfan

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    In addition to what I posted about Peter before.
    Spoiler :
    "The Church of God which sojourns in Rome to the Church of God which sojourns in Corinth....If anyone disobey the things which have been said by Him through us, let them know that they will involve themselves in transgression and in no small danger." Pope Clement of Rome [regn. c A.D.91-101], 1st Epistle to the Corinthians, 1,59:1 (c. A.D. 96).

    "Thereupon Victor, who presided over the church at Rome, immediately attempted to cut off from the common unity the parishes of all Asia, with the churches that agreed with them, as heterodox; and he wrote letters and declared all the brethren there wholly excommunicate..." Pope Victor I [regn. A.D. 189-198], in Eusebius EH, 24:9 (A.D. 192).

    "Stephen, that he who so boasts of the place of his episcopate, and contends that he holds the succession from Peter, on whom the foundations of the Church were laid...Stephen, who announces that he holds by succession the throne of Peter." Pope Stephen I [regn. A.D. 254-257], Firmilian to Cyprian, Epistle 74/75:17 (A.D. 256).

    "I beseech you, readily bear with me: what I write is for the common good. For what we have received from the blessed Apostle Peter s, that I signify to you; and I should not have written this, as deeming that these things were manifest unto all men, had not these proceedings so disturbed us." Pope Julius [regn. A.D. 337-352], To the Eusebians, fragment in Athanasius' Against the Arians, 2:35 (c. A.D. 345).

    "Why then do you again ask me for the condemnation of Timotheus? Here, by the judgment of the apostolic see, in the presence of Peter, bishop of Alexandria, he was condemned, together with his teacher, Apollinarius, who will also in the day of judgment undergo due punishment and torment. But if he succeeds in persuading some less stable men, as though having some hope, after by his confession changing the true hope which is in Christ, with him shall likewise perish whoever of set purpose withstands the order of the Church. May God keep you sound, most honoured sons." Pope Damasus [regn. A.D. 366-384], To the Eastern Bishops, fragment in Theodoret's EH, 5:10 (c. A.D. 372).

    "We bear the burdens of all who are heavy laden; nay, rather, the blessed apostle Peter bears them in us and protects and watches over us, his heirs, as we trust, in all the care of his ministry....Now let all your priests observe the rule here given, unless they wish to be plucked from the solid, apostolic rock upon which Christ built the universal Church....I think, dearest brother, disposed of all the questions which were contained in your letter of inquiry and have, I believe, returned adequate answers to each of the cases you reported by our son, the priest Basianus, to the Roman Church as to the head of your body....And whereas no priest of the Lord is free to be ignorant of the statutes of the Apostolic See and the venerable provisions of the canons." Pope Sircius [regn. c A.D. 384-399], To Himerius, bishop of Tarragona (Spain), 1,3,20 (c. A.D. 392).

    "Care shall not be lacking on my part to guard the faith of the Gospel as regards my peoples, and to visit by letter, as far as I am able, the parts of my body throughout the divers regions of the earth." Pope Anastasius [regn. A.D. 399-401], Epistle 1 (c. A.D. 400).

    "In making inquiry with respect to those things that should be treated ... by bishops ... as you have done, the example of ancient tradition ... For you decided that it was proper to refer to our judgment, knowing what is due to the Apostolic See, since all we who are set in this place, desire to follow that Apostle from whom the very episcopate and whole authority of this named derived ... that whatsoever is done, even though it be in distant provinces, should not be ended without being brought to the knowledge of this See, that by its authority the whole just pronouncement should be strengthened, and that from it all other Churches (like waters flowing from their natal source and flowing through the different regions of the world, the pure streams of one incorrupt head)...you also show your solicitude for the well being of all, and that you ask for a decree that shall profit all the Churches of the world at once." Pope Innocent I [regn. A.D. 401-417], To the Council of Carthage, 1,2 (A.D. 417).

    "It is therefore with due care and propriety that you consult the secrets of the Apostolic office that office, I mean, to which belongs, besides the things which are without, the care of all the Churches...Especially as often as a question of faith is discussed, I think that all our brothers and fellow bishops should refer to none other than to Peter, the author of their name and office." Pope Innocent I [regn. A.D. 401-417], To the Council of Mileve, 2 (A.D. 417).

    "Although the tradition of the fathers has attributed to the Apostolic See so great authority that none would dare to contest its judgment, and has preserved this ever in its canons and rules, and current ecclesiastical discipline in its laws still pays the reverence which it ought to the name of Peter...For he himself has care over all the churches, and above all of that which he sat...Since, then Peter is the head of so great authority, and has confirmed the suffrages of our forefathers since his time...and as bishops you are bound to know it; yet; though such was our authority that none could reconsider our decision." Pope Zosimus [regn. A.D. 417-418], To the Council of Carthage (c. A.D. 418).

    "For it has never been lawful to reconsider what has once been settled by the apostolic see." Pope Boniface [regn. A.D. 418-422], To Rufus bishop of Thessalonica (c. A.D. 420).

    "The universal ordering of the Church at its birth took its origin from the office of blessed Peter, in which is found both directing power and its supreme authority. From him as from a source, at the time when our religion was in the stage of growth, all churches received their common order. This much is shown by the injunctions of the council of Nicea, since it did not venture to make a decree in his regard, recognizing that nothing could be added to his dignity: in fact it knew that all had been assigned to him by the word of the Lord. So it is clear that this church is to all churches throughout the world as the head is to the members, and that whoever separates himself from it becomes an exile from the Christian religion, since he ceases to belong to its fellowship." Pope Boniface [regn. A.D. 418-422], To the bishops of Thessaly (c. A.D. 420).

    "None has ever been so rash as to oppose the apostolic primacy, the judgment of which may not be revised; none rebels against it, unless he would judge in his turn." Pope Boniface [regn A.D. 418-422], To Rufus and bishops of Macedonia (c. A.D. 420).

    "Wherefore, assuming to yourself the authority of our see and using our stead and place with power, you will deliver this sentence with utmost severity." Pope Celestine [regn A.D. 422-427], To Cyril of Alexandria, Epistle 1 1 (A.D. 430).

    "The blessed apostle Peter, in his successors, has handed down what he received. Who would be willing to separate himself from the doctrine of whom the Master himself instructed first among the apostles?" Pope Sixtus III, [regn A.D. 432-440], To John of Antioch (A.D. 433).

    "But this mysterious function the Lord wished to be indeed the concern of all the apostles, but in such a way that He has placed the principal charge on the blessed Peter, chief of all the Apostles: and from him as from the Head wishes His gifts to flow to all the body: so that any one who dares to secede from Peter's solid rock may understand that he has no part or lot in the divine mystery." Pope Leo the Great [regn. A.D.440-461], Epistle 10 (A.D 445).

    "And so he too rejoices over your good feeling and welcomes your respect for the Lord’s own institution as shown towards the partners of His honour, commending the well ordered love of the whole Church, which ever finds Peter in Peter's See, and from affection for so great a shepherd grows not lukewarm even over so inferior a successor as myself." Pope Leo the Great [regn. A.D.440-461], Sermon 2 (A.D ante 461).

    "'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,' and every tongue which confesses the Lord, accepts the instruction his voice conveys. This Faith conquers the devil, and breaks the bonds of his prisoners. It uproots us from this earth and plants us in heaven, and the gates of Hades cannot prevail against it. For with such solidity is it endued by God that the depravity of heretics cannot mar it nor the unbelief of the heathen overcome it." Pope Leo the Great [regn. A.D.440-461], Sermon 3:2-3 (A.D ante 461).

    "Who does not cease to preside in his see, who will doubt that he rules in every part of the world." Pope Leo the Great [regn. A.D.440-461], Sermon 5 (A.D ante 461).

    God is quite arrogant by your logic then.
     
  9. kochman

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    So, you are claiming that God is the Church? They are one and the same?

    So, how do you explain doctrine that has been overturned? Such as indulgences?
    Or will you just ignore that question and hope it goes away?
    As you Catholics have done regarding my question about who was wrong, the RCC or the Orthodox... who was the devil's?
     
  10. NBAfan

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    The RCC claims to be founded by Jesus. This must either be total wrong, which opens up a lot of tricky questions, or it is true.
    Pius X didn't teach that indulgences should be sold. Now he did abuse them, but as I said, that doesn't fall under infallibility.

    What do you mean by your second question?
     
  11. kochman

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    I like the cop out... Setting official policy, or just greatly expanding them in this case, doesn't fall under infallibility... it falls under what? Behavior?
    You guys explain away everything, but poorly. It's deceiptful.
    There are so many examples of Popes being wrong, because they are human. They have to make mistakes... denying that is odd.

    My 2nd question.
    A catholic in the first thread posted... The Reformation was inspired by the devil to break up the RCC, and is not a good thing.
    This indicates that Protestant faiths are therefore the product of Satan.

    So, my question is, based on that statement, during the Schism of 1054, which faction was the product of Satan? RCC or Orthodoxy?

    AH, found it...
    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=10435771&postcount=918
    So, while he denies that he is saying other denoms are evil, he does say they are outside the Holy Spirit... So, was it a neutral force? Because you did mention the devil there Cannoli.

    Can another Protestant step in? I have to go...
     
  12. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    All that is stuff said by a bishop of Rome. Show me where Jesus said it.
     
  13. Bill3000

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    And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18
     
  14. Cheezy the Wiz

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    Which does not say "all people who hold the office that this man holds will be infallible." In fact it doesn't say much of anything.
     
  15. Bill3000

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    It quite clearly states that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church founded by Peter. That necessarily includes doctrinal falsehoods as not part of the church, as they are tools of the devil.
     
  16. Cheezy the Wiz

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    Something we don't know was ever said, much less how it was said, as the authors of the canonical gospels were not alive when Jesus was.
     
  17. NBAfan

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    Matthew and John were.
     
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    Personally, Kochman, I find various Protestant denominations to be much more arrogant than Roman Catholicism.
     
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    …as you already know I'd win :mischief:
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    self-deprecation ;)
     
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