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  1. Please provide evidence for your claims that people believed in Sola Scriptura and Sola Fidei before Martin Luther, I can't find any. I have clearly stated bible verses where the saints in heaven lift up our prayers to God, as I have stated elsewhere, ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ. Sorry but I just find it a bit unusual for the Son of God to dwell in who you say to be a sinner. God can't stay in a sinner, it is against His nature. For if He stayed in a sinner, He would still have something to blame for attachments to sin from Mary. Christ as we know is sinless, any Christian agrees on that. How can you trust a church that has its ties in the reformation 16 centuries after Christ? Where was the Presbyterian church for 16 centuries? Sorry if I sound mean or offend you, that is not my intention, but thank you for this dialogue. God bless and Merry Christmas...
  2. No you are not being gruff or angry, but thanks anyways. I believe i have touched upon your first two paragraphs so I will skip to your third. Most of the time, Jesus is described as a male not a female but even if Christ is the one to crush the head of the serpent, it doesn't matter as you can come to Christ through Mary and they both are full of grace. If Peter was just a pebble, then why did Christ found His Church on him? The Church is a physical body as in Matthew 18:15-17, we should tell the Church if we have a disagreement and everyone should listen. You better believe in Purgatory because you either have to be completely without stain and go to heaven, or the slightest stain and you go to hell. We get Purgatory from numerous places, one place is 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 "For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire." This text proves a couple of things, one is that we need grace through faith with works to be saved and the other is that if the work fails, you will suffer loss, but you would be saved only by going through fire. The fire of Purgatory purifies the soul of impurites and ultimately, the soul is saved, like jumping through a burning house. The Pope is a human, a human with the authority of God given through Peter. John 20:21-23 "Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld." Jesus gave the apostles the authority to forgive sins! We agree that Christ is the mediator between God and man, but you are trying to evangelize me now, would you not say that God the Father is using you as a mediator for His grace to reach me? Thank you again and God bless, Merry Christmas...
  3. The word that we see in the New Testament rendered brother is "αδελφός" which can mean literal brother but can also mean relative. This is the way it is used in the Septuagint, for example, Lot and Abram are described as "αδελφός" even though they had an uncle-nephew relationship. In John 19:25, there was another Mary which was Mary's supposed sister. It would be very unusual in one family to have two daughters with the same name. We can assume that the two Mary's were relatives or unrelated. We should approach the supposed brothers and sisters of the Lord in this way. Paul was talking about the Catholic Church, there was only one church at the time, all the churches which were Christian were Catholic because they had the same doctrines and beliefs. God bless and Merry Christmas...
  4. There are saints in heaven as well as on earth. When we pray to the saints in heaven, they lift up our prayers to God. In Luke 1:47, the Catholic Church agrees that Mary did indeed need a saviour, but that doesn't necessarily mean that she had sin. In Jude 1:24 it says: "Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy," we see here that God can KEEP you from stumbling and falling into sin. This is what He did to Mary, she needed a saviour not because she sinned, but so that she doesn't sin anymore. Why won't you trust the only church that can be traced back to 33 A.D? You trust the other churches that came 1500 years later, founded by men. As a matter of history, that is where Protestantism came from: disobedience. All sins derive from disobedience, when Lucifer refused to serve, he was punished. Martin Luther was disobedient to the Catholic Church, introducing crazy doctrines, that no one had ever heard of before. You say that scripture is discerned by the "spiritually enlightened" (sounds like Buddhism) who are these people? And how come there are thousands of different churches in Protestantism with different opinions? How can they interpret scripture? Protestantism can be called a cult, as it takes the original form of Christianity (Catholicism) and twists major key doctrines while still calling itself Christianity.
  5. Revelation 5:8 "And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." Here we see the prayers (plural)of the saints (plural)on earth being lifted up by the saints in heaven to God himself! Ultimately, our prayers through the saints reach God. James 5:16 "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." We pray to the saints and to Mary because they are truly righteous and pure, so we want them to pray for us! Mary wasn't a sinner, we do not worship, but venerate her as she is indeed blessed, she did what no other human ever did, or will ever do again, bearing God in her womb. Please provide evidence that Mary had children with Joseph, as even Martin Luther was very adamant that Mary was a virgin before, during and after the birth of Christ. Your common passages to refute me probably are: Matthew 1:24-25 "When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus." The word 'until' implies that Mary had children after Jesus right? The funny thing here is that in 1Corinthians 15:25 "For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet." The word 'until' is also used, but does that mean that Christ will stop reigning after a period of time? No, because in Luke 1:33 it says: "and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."" So we must approach this Matthew 1:24-25 text the same way we approached 1Corinthians 15:25. There is good evidence that Mary was sinless, in Luke 1:28 as one translation put it: "And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." She is full of grace! In Genesis 3:15 as one translation put it: "I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel." Mary crushes the head of the serpent! Jeremiah 31:22 "How long will you waver, O faithless daughter? For the Lord has created a new thing on the earth: a woman encircles a man."" Mary is said to be "the beginning of the new creation" It wouldn't be right for the Son of God to reside in a human body that had sin, Mary must be pure! That's why God chose her and no one else! Christ is too smart to leave His people with just His word, which can be misinterpreted and misunderstood, instead He gave us His Church: Matthew 18:15-17 ""If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector." Christ said tell it to the Church! Don't get your Bible out and start arguing, tell it to the Church! The Pope can be traced back to St Peter who was instituted by Jesus Christ! Please provide me evidence that the Pope said that he was higher than Jesus Christ, if anything's a cult it's protestantism with it's 40,000 denominations with different beliefs to each other, all claiming to be of Christ. Thank you for this dialogue, God bless and Merry Christmas...
  6. Christ founded the Catholic Church in Matthew 16:18-18 "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." The Catholic Church is the church that Christ founded. In the Magnificat, Luke 1:48 "for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;" this is what we are doing, Mary is truly blessed for she agreed to the incarnation. The Church venerates, not worships her in the terms of latvia, but hyper-dulia.
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    Matthew 4:4 are you saying that God can't speak outside of His Holy Word? God is not bound to just say things in the Bible, He can say things outside of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 doesn't say by Scripture alone. Jesus is too smart to leave His people with just His Word, which can be misinterpreted and misunderstood. Luke 7:50, what's funny is that a few verses before, in Luke 7:44-48 Jesus says: "Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little." And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."" This shows that you need works with faith, not works by itself or faith by itself. Furthermore, there is no need to found another church just because you think one doctrine is wrong. Your church would be built by you and not by Christ, therefore suggesting that you know more than Christ in what doctrines should be in the Church. Christ knows best. You can't leave Peter because of Judas. I believe that there is a big misunderstanding of the Catholic Church by protestants in that if the Catholic Church was what you claim it to be, catholics would hate it too! As i have shown you in Matthew 18:15-17, Jesus says: ""If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector." This Church cannot be merely a "universal collective...." ,if it has the authority to decide on matters. If it were, who has authority and who doesn't? In the Old Testament, there were priests and elders, the Bible says that Christ didn't come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. (Matthew 5:17) Why would He abolish the structure of the Church? He built His Church on Peter, who brought forth successors that can be traced to the present pope. The quotation of Ignatius is with an upper case 'C' not a lower case. Note the date of circa A.D 110, no other church but the Catholic Church was present at this time, the Orthodox separated in the 11th century. It seems to me that my evidence is lacking a rebuttal from you, you cannot deny a claim without evidence and i dont think you present an effective case against my claims. But anyhow, God bless and Merry Christmas!!!
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    I will repeat, ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ. Matthew 18:15-17: ""If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector." The Church is the final authority. You dont get your Bible out and start arguing, you tell it to the Church. In Acts 15 when there was a heresy in Antioch, what did they do? Paul and Barnabus came in, they couldn't settle it, what did they do? They had a council, the Church declared on the matter and the matter was settled. 1 Timothy 3:5 "for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?" And 1 Timothy 3:15 "if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth." The Church is the truth! It is clear that this Church is the Catholic Church since there were early Christians by that time that didnt preach the doctrines of Sola Scriptura and Sola Fidei that Luther taught in the 16th century, in fact, a man called Ignatius of Antioch in his letter to the Smyrnaeans at circa A.D 110 states: "Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church." Tell me, do you think that Christ created a priesthood to communicate his grace to his people, or is he not powerful enough to do that? Where were the protestants before the 1500's? Protestantism is a baby brother compared to Catholicism, you're the new kids in town. The Catholic Church already reached all four corners of the world before the protestants came around, all the protestants did was cherry pick people who were already Christians! You will find throughout church history that no Christian taught or believed in Sola Scriptura or Sola Fidei until some men came along and started preaching doctrines of men, that contradicted the Word of God... Long live Christ the King! Gloria Patri et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    1Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not a God of confusion but of peace....." Ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ.
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    There were early church fathers since the 1st century, the time of the apostles. Bishops and priests already were in the early church ages. It was by the authority of the Church that the early Christians were obedient to.
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    The fact is that "Peter" in Greek means "rock"
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    Actually, the Catholic Church agrees with you that good works can't merit salvation, but only the initial grace of salvation, that is Baptism, you can't merit Baptism, it is a sign of the new covenant, however when we enter into the Christian life, we must work! In fact, the first 6 verses that you quoted from Ephesians 2, tells us our dead life of sin before the initial grace of Baptism. Afterwards, God gave us the grace of Baptism which we cannot merit: this is what is meant in verse 8 & 9. Verse 10 refers to how once we are in Christ, we must work: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." We are now Christ's so we must now walk in the good works that the Lord had prepared us to walk in before the initial grace of Baptism.
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    From the current pope, you can trace every pope down to the 1st century to St Peter who was given the authority by Christ in Matthew 16:16-19 "Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."" Because Christ founded his Church (the Catholic Church) and promised that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, the Church has special authority given by Christ himself, directly.
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    The Catholic Church's doctrines are based on the Bible! Baptism is obviously in the Bible (St Paul and gospels) The Eucharist is too (John 6) Confession from John 20:23 "If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld." Extreme Unction from James 5:14-15 "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven." Priesthood in John 20:21-22 "Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit."" Priesthood is also found at the time of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles to encourage them to go out and make disciples of all nations. The list goes on and on. Where is Sola Scriptura or Sola Fidei in scripture? Sola Scriptura isnt found in the Bible, we shouldn't trust things that aren't found in the Bible right? Sola Fidei is a better one: Romans 2:6-8"He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury." James 2:24 "You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone." Galatians 6:7-9 "Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Matthew 12:36-37 "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."" Matthew 25:31-46 ""When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."" It is clear that Sola Scriptura and Sola Fidei are entirely false and not found in sacred scripture.
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    Are Catholics cannibals?

    Christ founded the Catholic Church
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