Saturday, June 17, 2006

Are You Sure That Wasn't From The Archdiocese of Los Angeles?
Don't believe the Ecumenical lie

For those knee-deep in the, as Anna Haycraft called it, "Protestantised happy-clappy stuff", I offer up to you some examples of how our "separated brothers and sisters" look upon our Church and Holy Pontiff(s). (Shhhhhh..... don't tell Father Limpwrist or Sister Mary Polyester or Bishop Grouphug!)

The "Statement on the Antichrist" was adopted by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod at its convention in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1959, without a dissenting vote.

Therefore, even though the bishop of Rome had the primacy by divine right, yet since he defends godless services and doctrine conflicting with the Gospel, obedience is not due him; yea, it is necessary to resist him as Antichrist. The errors of the Pope are manifest and not trifling.

Therefore on the basis of a renewed study of the pertinent Scriptures we reaffirm the statement of the Lutheran Confessions, that “the Pope is the very Antichrist” (cf. Section II), especially since he anathematizes the doctrine of the justification by faith alone and sets himself up as the infallible head of the Church.

We thereby affirm that we identify this “Antichrist” with the Papacy as it is known to us today, which shall, as 2 Thessalonians 2:8 states, continue to the end of time, whatever form or guise it may take.

Well, I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy. How 'bout you? But the WELS isn't the only one to fail to reach out in a spirit of huggy-touchy ecumenism. *pout*

The so-called "Heidelberg Catechism" is utilized as a preaching and teaching tool by almost 800 various Protestant sects, to include the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Reformed Baptists, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church, etc, etc, Fracture-ius Maximus...

Oh, I almost forgot... the Heidelberg Catechism is 1563 Protestant doctrine declaring the Catholic Mass "a condemnable idolatry". Isn't that special?

But then again, I shouldn't be so hard on Protestants. We can find so-called "Catholic clerics" who adhere to the same beliefs.

Anyhow, if one desires to be a Protestant, fine. Be the best Protestant you can be. Adhere to Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, deny papal authority, etc, etc. But if one desires to be a Catholic.... damn it, BE A CATHOLIC! What's so hard about that?

Oh, by the way, don't think for a minute that this "Jesus was married" crap started with Dan Brown and his 'Da Vinci Hoax". The Mormons have been spewing forth that garbage for over a hundred years. And no... I'm not lumping the Mormons in with Protestants. At least the Protestants believe in the Trinitarian God. Mormons aren't even Christians. Their own so-called 'theology' bears that out.

'Nuff said.


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