While at the gym in the mornings I typically listening to a Christian radio station. It’s definitely not Catholic and sometimes with all the programs that are on the air there are some subtle jabs here and there at Catholicism. But it beats listening to moral-warping music.
I was at the gym a little earlier than normal this morning (Jan 11th) and started listening to a program called ‘Changed By The Word’ with Rev. Sofia (www.cbtw.org)). To say that I was upset by what I heard is putting it mildly. After the first minute or so of boilerplate intro, here are some doosies I heard in the next 3 minutes:
…By 500 AD there were over 500 translations of the Bible.
By 600 AD, Roman Catholic church would not allow any single person to have any other translation other than the Vulgate translation. If you had any other version you could be executed. Sofia says at that time (600AD) Latin was not the language of the commoner. So “They [Roman Catholic church] took from you and me …that which we could understand because it was an issue of control.”
And what Sofia says he finds interesting is that for the next thousand years when they (RC Church) removed the word of God and the language that is spoken by the people, it became known as the dark ages.
For about 1000 years, 600 to 1600, the word of God was not available in a language that could be read by the people…
And on it went. Naturally the Protestants came to the rescue and opened up the ‘true’ word of God to all.
Does anyone know about this man or his ministry? I want to craft a reply to him, but should I bother? Is it worth debating anyone who has such a hatred to the Catholic Church?