AFP | January 08, 2011 The child abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in Belgium have led to more and more people asking to be struck off baptism registers -- a global movement known as "de-baptism".
Somewhere along your ancestry they were either Catholic Christians or pagans.
And who gave you the authority to interpret Scripture for me?
If you are a Lutheran, your sect was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.
If you belong to the Church of England (Anglican), your sect was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the pope could not grant him an annulment from his true and lawful wife, catherine of Aragon, with the right to … [Plus]
No, you are in error. You have no proof that that Catholic Church follows from Peter and even if it did, that does not mean it did not go off in error. The only truth directly from God that is able to be verified is what is contained in the Holy Bible. What Catholics like you do not comprehend is it is individual Christians that are actually following Jesus Christ. They are not following a religion; either Catholic, protestant or whatever. It's one on one with Jesus Christ. No man between us … [Plus]
Dearest TES - The very premise of the Protestant movement was a priori flawed..... The founder of the Ancient Christian Sees, viz. Antioch-Alexandria, Jerusalem and Rome, is Christ Jesus Himself. Anytime the founder of a Christian movement is NOT Christ Jesus Himself, it is in the wrong. Therefore, Luther, Calvin, Zwingley, Henry VIII, and that lot, being the founders and orchestrators of the Protestant movement, can never be correct - no matter how much their followers try to rationalise it. … [Plus]
Thank you kfarley! :) You are right in what you say about teh Protestant churches - they really do have a problem, but they refuse to recognise it. It's just sooooo much easier to make your own way the thruth and live on as you have before, and make many friends on the way...Well, we'll see in the end, what really counts: the Catholic Faith, or the 30,000 "real and correct" protestant versions... If only all the people would remember Our Lady of Fatima!!!
Tes, I applaud your decision to join the Catholic Church. The problem you mention in the Lutheran church is all too common in many Protestant denominations because they become victim to moral relativism. They have broken from the true faith and throughout the centuries have become influenced by the gradual decay of the society around them. In order to keep parishoners so many churches cater to homosexuals and moral deviants of all types. They claim that it is God who has made them this way and … [Plus]
And here I am, the "crazy woman" from Finland, who wants actually to join the Catholic Church! After 20 years of thinking back and forth, having finally in 2010 enough inner courage to announce that aloud. The Catholic Church is the Sacred Body of Christ, and as such Holy and Perfect - what the people within do or don't do is a totally different matter and has nothing to do with the Holiness of the Church itself! Irapuatos sister couldn't have said it more to the point: it's all just excuses to … [Plus]
Gosh..... This is a clear example of the lack of understanding, academic as well as spiritual. Once the sacrament is administered ex juris grace has configured the soul already. Therefore, one becomes Christian at this point. This is the most important thing, not that one is Cathoic or Lutheran or whatever. Therefore, if one desires to 'unsubscribe' as it were to the Catholic Church due to scandals and the like, so be it. HOWEVER, it is not possible to do so from Christianity, in this way. … [Plus]
Unfortunately people advocating de-baptism are those without faith in the first place. In this very video a group advocating "secular-morality" (an oxymoron in terminology to begin with) and people that have problems with Church doctrine of contraception and generally morality to begin with are just looking for an excuse to separate themselves from the Catholic Church. Using the bad behavior of fallen priests as a reason for leaving the Perfect Body of Christ-The Catholic Church is no reason at all.