Orthodoxy and Catholicism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wg4zdLPqc8&feature=player_embedded. Terminology. c atholic = universal (speaking about the church and epistles written by James, Peter, John and Jude because they were not addressed to specific churches like St. Paul’s epistles)
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catholic = universal (speaking about the church and epistles written by James, Peter, John and Jude because they were not addressed to specific churches like St. Paul’s epistles)
Catholic = Roman Catholic Church
451 – Council of Chalcedon
1054 – Great Schism
1517 – Protestant Reformation
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— (Matthew 20:25-27)
“Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because hewas to be blamed; for before certain men came from James, he (St. Peter) would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision and the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him (St. Peter), so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I saidto Peter before them all, ‘if you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?’” (Gal. 2:11-14)
“and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,” (2 Peter 3:15)
St. Paul is the founder of the Roman Church!
“But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been committed to me, as the gospel for the circumcised was to Peter (for He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles),” (Gal. 2:7-8)
For the Roman Catholic church, there are 3 destinations after a person dies:
3. Purgatory - Painful temporal punishment (literal fire)
1. Purgatory contradicts the doctrine of AtonementandRedemption:
“The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin… If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:7-9)
2. Purgatory contradicts the goodnewsof the Holy Gospel
The angel said to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid, for I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10,11)
3. Purgatory contradicts God’s justice
4. Purgatory contradicts God’s mercy
5. Purgatory contradicts the Bible
Theory of Indulgences
an indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven.
States that St. Mary was exempt from the stain of “original sin.”
Why does this matter?