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Are myths the basis of Protestantism?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Saint_George, Jul 29, 2005.

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  1. Iollain

    Iollain Jer 18:2-6

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    It matters to me because you fellers keep claiming to be the True Church that Jesus started and then ya do things that Peter would have thought of as sinful.
     
  2. Iollain

    Iollain Jer 18:2-6

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    You stop claiming to be the True Church or start acting a bit more like Peter, imo :)
     
  3. Iollain

    Iollain Jer 18:2-6

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    George, if you want to bow before Jesus, just drop right where ya are, He is there. I could find some RCC web sites right now that will prove that Mary IS played up as people make it and worse.
     
  4. Saint_George

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    Broadway Actors are screwed:p
     
  5. Kepha

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    You are taking chances putting words in God's mouth like that.





    God just doesn't do things without a reason behind it. When they looked upon the icon that God demanded to be made they felt the connection to God himself.

    Same goes for the Ark. That and all things within were materialistic things, yet they were treated with the highest amount of respect, not because of the molecular cell structure that makes it, but because of what they represtented. They couldn't even touch it without death. When they had the Ark in their possession, it connected them to the Word of God and God Himself. No doubt about it, it was veneration of the highest degree.
     
  6. Saint_George

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    And I could give you a website that tells people they can lift up their car with the power of their mind. Don't go off of websites, go off of the truth. Go talk to a priest at your local Catholic church, conveniently placed in every country around the globe;) !

    Saint_George
     
  7. FreeinChrist

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    No, the early Christians did not. They were Jews, and would have considered venerating images and icons as wrong due to the Ten Commandments. While there was early art work (though I don't how exactly how early), I don't see proof that they were venerated in the first century or early second.


    As I see it, this thread is unconstructive, the OP offensive (even if he didn't mean it that way), and I don't see much point in it. As for what "myths" I base my faith on:
    [BIBLE]John 3:16[/BIBLE]
    [BIBLE]John 14:6[/BIBLE]
    [BIBLE]Ephesians 2:8[/BIBLE] [BIBLE]Ephesians 2:9[/BIBLE]

    and so much more.


    I beleive you ae referring to the serpent on a pole thing in the wildeness? (I had quit reading this thread earlier.)
    That was not worshipped. I read an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (or maybe it was a Infectious Disease journal - it was in 1984 so I can't remember) about a disease endemic to the Sinai pennisula. It is called guinea worm disease. What happens is that people drink contaminated water with the microscopic larva in it, then the larva latch to the tissues of the stomach and intestine and migrate through to the tissues below the skin. There they grow to 3 feet long. When it is time to leave, the skin forms a boil like lesian and the worm eventually comes out. If it is pulled - it will break and the toxins inside kill the host, causing a great deal of pain in the process. The only way to get them out is like Moses showed in the wilderness - put a stick by the lesion, and the worm uses the stick to wind itself around and out of the body without breaking. That is still how it was done.
     
  8. Kepha

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    Really? Where. I want to believe...i want to believe. :p
     
  9. Dark Matter

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    If you don't mind me asking, why has this thread become about the RCC? I believe Saint_George has the obligation to point to a specific instance of myth in a core confession of faith of Protestantism.

    George, are you going to follow up your post with any specifics?

    DM
     
  10. Iollain

    Iollain Jer 18:2-6

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    I would talk to a priest of the RCC i love to meet my brothers and sisters in Christ, we would just have to stay clear of certain subject is all ;)
     
  11. Iollain

    Iollain Jer 18:2-6

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    lol, but with all joking aside, there are real stuff on those real RCC websites that i could show you.
     
  12. Kepha

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    That wasn't the reason at all since it was done immediately after the Commandments were givin. The reason why making icons and statues were not done with frequency in that time, was because of the influence they may have on the many pagan converts.
     
  13. Kepha

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    Mm-hmm. ^_^
     
  14. FreeinChrist

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    uh-huh.
    As I wrote, this thread is unconstructive.
     
  15. cristoiglesia

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    Blessings to you,

    Saint George continues to ask a series of questions to the Protestants but they dare not answer them. Not one of the questions has been answered. I believe it is because they know that his premise is correct. They do not want to show themselves following the teachings of man made churches. They want to continue to deny the obvious. The longer this discussion goes on the more obvious it becomes that the Protestants are exemplified in the original verses that St. George gave. they want to attack what they see as a speck in their brothers eye and can not see the log in theirs. Not only that, they are impotent to defend themselves against the cogent questions that St. George presented.

    In Christ
     
  16. MikeMcK

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    Having dealt with him and seen the lengths he'll go to, even using outright deception, I don't blame them.

    Besides, the Bible says not to answer a fool according to his folly, so they're doing the right thing.
     
  17. Iollain

    Iollain Jer 18:2-6

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    I probably have more than a couple logs in my eyes but i'm not the one saying i go to 'the True Church' when i get up on Sundays, we are just a bunch of Believers who will share Jesus with you, nothing more. I didn't know repent and believe was so very complicated.
     
  18. Saint_George

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    I got distracted but then I put something up a couple posts back. It was something about what made Luther break away in the first place. He didn't like Inulgences so he formed a whole new denomination that was not comparibly close to the Catholic faith. So there had to be something else whether it was lies or myths flying around at the time about different interpretations of holy scriptures. And I also just thought that the verse fit the reformation really well.

    Saint_George
     
  19. Saint_George

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    And I believe you. But is it really worth it? There are 1 billion of us, a couple hundred going overboard isn't even my business.
     
  20. cristoiglesia

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    Blessings to you,

    This thread is certainly not an example of your accusations. He has been very patient with the Protestants who refuse to discuss the issue or even address his questions. If Protestants , in truth, are correct there should be no fear of answering a few questions that seem more than reasonable. The Catholics on here have certainly been forthright in answering the charges by the Protestants. Could the difference in response be that the Catholics have sound teaching on their side and the Protestants do not. Sure looks that way from this thread. The shallowness from the Protestant responses is woefully apparent and not responding in kind to the questions of Saint George shows an inability to defend with Scripture or reason what they believe.

    You calll him a fool in blatent disregard for the rules of this forum, yet the responses from the Protestants make the Protestants appear as.........

    In Christ
     
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