Well, you guys told me to come back to know what the guy said, well, how do I reply with a quote like this:
[font=Lucida Calligraphy]"I have tried so often to share with you that there was NEVER one church, never, there was no time in history where there was one church much less one that was led by the RCC, it is just NOT true. RCC was only one of the many fragments, one of the two largest but still only one piece. As I told you before there was the Eastern Orthodox fragment of the church and many others and from the VERY BEGINNING at the death of Christ there was factions.[/font]
There has been factions from day one and there will be different groups of believers until the very end. The RCC is not the church ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD ARE THE CHURCH, not the reformation and not RCC and not any particular group. Let that sink in for a while. It is perhaps OK for you to belong to the RCC to associate yourself with believers but it is not OK to claim that God loves one group more than another, that is divisive and of the devil.
You say that there are too many denominations and in some ways I too am appalled by the division but listen to you and you will hear a little Hitler angry with the protestants for following a path they feel honors God while the RCC believes that they honor God best, let it be then that each worships God in the best possible way they can.
God is not offended why would you be? The Pope says that he is working towards reconciliation, why don’t you follow your leader? You say that I know what the full and real church is and of course I do and so do you it is the collection of people who love the lord and are committed to loving one another, see the Gospel of John and his epistles.
I do not allow others to do all of my interpretation, I have the Holy Spirit and the intelligence that God gave me. The church cannot save you and they are not responsible to teach, the BIBLE (which is higher than fallible men). Have a look at 2 tim 3:16, look at [size=4]1Co 14:26 So here’s what I want you to do. When you gather for worship, each one of you be prepared with something that will be useful for all: Sing a hymn, a lesson, tell a story, lead a prayer, provide an insight.
Here we see that each of us individuals have a responsibility to teach and NOT leave it to any professional.
You know you and I are not that far apart but the thing that really puts the wall between us is your holding fast to the erroneous and I believe Holy Spirit grieving misconception that one part of God’s flock (church) is legitimate while another is not. God is not like that where he plays favorites. If the RCC teaches Christ and Christ alone then I will have no issue with them. If they teach the precepts laid out in the Bible I will have no issue with them. If they stand by my side to do the works of God then I will consider them my ally and friend otherwise I will not extend the hand of friendship with them.
[size=2]I love those who love God in word and deed, who are humble before God because God has told us that he will lay low the proud but will fellowship with the humble and those of a contrite heart. [/size]
[size=2]How about you and I focus on what we have in common and that is the Lord and Savior Jesus? Isn’t that enough to forge a friendship and a relationship that will withstand any force thrown at it?[/size]
[size=2]It can only be the forces of evil that have two Christians, you and I, arguing and irritating one another for we know that anger and dissention is not of God but Love, peace, goodness and acceptance is.[/size]
I am sorry to have implied that you are young and ignorant, you are young, healthy, alive, searching and earnest, I applaud that, it is just that with so little experience under your belt you and all your age see things black/white and with age, experience and heartbreaking disappointment comes wisdom and the realization that LIFE IS LARGE and much too large for anyone to think they KNOW the truth, only truth I have ever experienced that is inarguable is the Word of God as given in the Bible."
Does he know what he’s saying? I will pray for him. What do you guys have to say?