[Linux4christians] Ex-Muslim's college speech disrupted by arson.
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Wed Dec 9 21:11:22 EST 2009
---- Pastor David <pastordavid at bibleseven.com> wrote:
> The word pronounced "ca-thol-ic" roughly means the same
> thing we mean when we say "universal" as in having the
> most critical unifying elements in common despite non-
> critical differences.
Webster's says "universal."
> The Apostle Paul allowed for local stylistic and maturity
> differences to be tolerated with grace.
> The Roman Catholic and Orthodox religious institutions
> are much later and less "pure" than the early and most-true
> Biblical Christian "universal Church" (genuinely saved
> though geographically dispersed) family of believers -
> "saints" or "children of God".
Please notice when Paul wrote to the churches that were at Galatia, Rome, Thessalonica, Colosse, and all the other church letters that were addressed in like manner as the aforementioned. Each church was a local church. The universal idea of church came in existence only with the catholic church.
> The Roman Catholic religious/political institution would
> like to intentionally blur the distinction but there is
> in-fact a chasm of difference.
> > ---- Timothy Butler <tbutler at ofb.biz> wrote:
> >> On Dec 7, 2009, at 10:40 PM, David Kuntadi wrote:
> >>> If all of the teachings could be reconciled, all of
> >>> us would become Catholic..... I guess.
> >> Catholic does refer to the universal church... You
> >> could do worse, at any rate.
> > That's my point! I have 4 universals in my truck! There
> > is NO such thing as a universal church! When the Bible
> > was being written, it was only to local, visible churches
> > only, there were no universal churches at that time, as
> > the Catholic church had not come into being yet. And the
> > church that Christ started, was already in existence!
> > Check the Scriptures to see. refs: Mt 16:18, note that
> > Peter was refered to as a little pebble, or stone, while
> > Christ is _the_rock, the rock that is immovable. Also
> > check Mt 18:16, this refers to the church as being in
> > existence. I've got more to say, but cannot right now,
> > granddaughter needs me.
> >> -Tim
> Have an http://Ultrafidian.com Day! Pastor David
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