To all CAF Members,
With the recent closure of the thread about "Do Protestant Ministers preached about Mary, I have come to the conclusion that people here both Catholics and Non-Catholics look at the difference.
The intension of the thread was to find a common ground. It was not meant to bring divisions. Do we as Christians, acknowledge that Mary is worthy of honor, because without her fiat, the Word of God would not become flesh?
I would at least like to see Protestant ministers discuss Jesus’ beloved Mother, Mary, and give their prospective. I know most ministers do not preached about Mary, and only mention her during Christmas.
I do think there is a need to bring our Protestant brothers and sisters to be a part of the Christian generation who proudly claim Mary as Blessed, just as she said in her Canticle Prayer.
I seek common grounds, and difference between an ancient Christian faith of Catholicism, and those of the Protestantism.
Anyways, the thread was closed because instead of seeking understanding and bring the brothers and sisters together, it divided us.
We are like little children who argue on things that doesn’t really bring a sense of ecumenicalism.
Did not Jesus at the garden desire us to be One just as the Father and He is One. Are you, my Protestant sisters and brothers a member of My Church since you have been baptized in the Name of the Father, And of the Son, and Of the Holy Spirit? The CC recognizes Protestant baptism as long as the form of baptism is used in the Trinitarian formula. So yes, you are a member of the Mystical Body of Christ. I also acknowledge the Orthodox Christians as part of this Mystical Body.
Yet, despite our common beliefs that Jesus is Our Messiah, you let the doctrines of the CC distract you. You may disagree and you can. You have a free will. A gift from God, you should at least try to understand us why we believe our doctrines are professed in the CC.
You cannot change the Catholic Church deposit of faith, and She will not change them. The Church has two natures, human because its members are human and sinners, and divine, because the soul of the Church is the Holy Spirit.
I am not here to argue with you. I only desire for us Christians to seek on the common belief that unites us. If you truly believe you are a Christian than act like it. I see no love in us, we the Anointed Ones of God, and we own God so much, because I tell you my brothers, and sisters, we are a member of His New Covenant.
Some may say, us, Anointed Ones of God? How? Well, Christ means Anointed One in Greek/ Christos. We are called Christians and hence we are anointed in Jesus Christ. Greek word Χριστός (Christós), which literally means “The Anointed One”. We belong to Jesus Christ, so we should at least seek understanding rather than beliefs that divides us. I am sadden by this division, and I weep for all of us.