Agreed, there's no doubt they are powerful and good people but that's as far as it goes. They have no more power than you and I have, and the Bible always tells you to come to God with problems not others.
I woudn't say that Roman Catholics aren't Christians. They believe the gospel, but there are extra-Biblical doctrines that were added after the apostles died. The big one for me is Mariology. None of the apostles taught or showed any hint of believing that Mary was born without sin. Jesus was the only one the scripture teaches was born by a seed from the Holy Spirit--untainted by Adam's sinful nature.
Also some catholics pray to "saints," and Mary. Why should you pray to other intercessors, when the entire book of Hebrews explains the intercessory High Preisthood of Jesus Christ for all his people. Mary and St. Augustine were good people, but they are not to be prayed to.
Only God knows the hearts of all, and he will judge according to where our heart is. But if we know these things to be error, we should adjust and follow apostolic teaching , rather than man's.
Here's To Old Earth
Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:40 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:34 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:08 AM
The bible says that Mary found favor with God. Favor means mercy and mercy means that she was also born into sin, but has chosen not to sin as anybody else who has found favor.
that catholics appear to place her above the lord. she needed the blood as much as any other human.
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