It's true that I blog for my own fun, but I also blog to hear your comments and thoughts. So, if you have something to say, post it! And, I will do my part to make it more interesting, thought provoking, and stimulating so that you will have something to say.
Rod's Thought from last week:
Last week the news was dominated by the highest leader in the Roman Catholic Church. He was called ‘the holy father’ in light of the fact that no believers are to call any one their father religiously. Jesus said, "Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.” Matt 23:9
He also said, "I have come to repeat the Apostle's urgent call to conversion and the forgiveness of sins, and to implore from the Lord a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church in this country." My question is conversion to what? He encouraged his listeners to "taken up the challenge of the Second Vatican Council, so often reiterated by Pope John Paul II, and committed their lives to the new evangelization." The new evangelism is a call back to the Catholic church under the blanket of ecumenism.
The so-called evangelical church is very weak in biblical doctrine and the result is a return Rome. It looks like we are in the last days after all. “Even so come, Lord Jesus.”
And another thought:
"The Council of Trent decreed that ‘Images were not only to be placed in the temples, but also to be worshipped as if the persons represented thereby were present.’ And Pope Paul IV said; ‘I most firmly assert that the images of Christ and of God and also of the saints are to be retained, and that due honor and veneration are to be given them.” - J. H. Bomberger
Where does this commandment fit in?
"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me.” [Ex 20:4-5] -Jehovah, God