To non-Catholics, this may not sound like a big deal, but it is: Communion for the divorced and remarried is the first theological step to doing away with the concept of adultery. If such a change is accomplished, the Catholic church would eventually be forced to change all of its teachings on marriage, sexuality, and the family: Divorce, pre-, and -extra-marital sex would all then be sanctioned by the church.
And so wouldâcruciallyâhomosexuality and same-sex marriage. Now maybe you like these things and maybe you...
We must also pray for those traditional Catholics who are in âLatin Massâ parishes inside the Catholic Church, (that are disfavoured by the mainly liberal Vatican 2 bishops), and those in SSPX and other traditionalist Tridentine Latin Mass groups outside the officialCatholic Church), who have been offended by the goings on of Pope Francis.
These folks also need the true Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be truly born again.
I donât think the Quiet Christian meant a reformation of the Catholic Church inside the Catholic Church, but another reformation out of the Catholic Church.
Most of the early Protestant Reformers were actually Catholic priests or training for the Catholic priesthood, and in some cases initially did not wish to leave their church, but very soon came to the realisation that they had no choice, if they were to be biblical and truly Christ centred they had no option but to leave the Catholic Church and all that it stood for and oppose it, which is what they did.
It is indeed my prayer that in many countries, Roman Catholics will become so fed up with the paedophile scandals, the corruption, the doctrinal turnabouts by pope Francis, that they will start investigating the Bible as the Holy Spirit draws them, they will have a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, be born again and will become strongly evangelical and Protestant. It is indeed a time for evangelical Protestant Christians to preach the Gospel to Catholics like never before.
MS wrote: Good afternoon bro.Lurker, A hearty Amen to your wise comment. Trust you have been enjoying your family and of course spoiling the grand babies.
Thank you sister,
Yes, we had the two youngest grands visit for a couple days last week. They grow up so fast! But the trip is five hours and they aren't accustomed to such a long ride so it was a little hard on them. A little car sickness I assume from the car seats having to be backwards and they see everything moving away which is contrary to our senses.
My wife and I are looking into getting them a portable DVD player so they can watch movies while on the road. The concept worked well for our own children and we traveled a lot.