Sunday, July 01, 2007

Post # 250, Swiss Cheese

A blogger dedicated to revealing the truth (condemnations) about Catholicism had posted the following:

"...Peter: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!" ... Jesus: "You are right Peter, Upon this ROCK (THE TRUTH that I AM GOD'S SON), I will build my Church. And the gates of hell (extra-biblical doctrines and man-made rituals for salvation), will not prevail against it!" Matthew 16:18"

The first problem is that he cannot even disclose the truth about the scripture he's using! Here's the entire section of Matthew 16 he was editing:

16 Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.

Now, I'm a context junkie, and really get annoyed when people turn Holy Scripture into holey scripture. I'd hate to tar all Protestants with the same brush, but like Jack Chick's cartoon theology, I see too much strategic omission when Protestants try to make a case against the Church. Why is that?


DigiHairshirt said...

C'mon, Jimbob, I LOVE Jack Chick comic books - really, have you ever seen anything funnier?!?!

Christine said...

Maybe their problem is that they are using the iBible. ;)

Nicholodeon said...

But here is something I actually heard that is so unfathomable I had to pinch myself to prove I wasn't dreaming:

Jimmy Swaggart on one of his tear-filled, emotional broadcasts said, 'The problem with the Cathlick Church is it's so dogmatic!!!'

Who, pray tell, is more dogmatic than one of these so-called televangelists?

The Unseen One said...

While I don't subscribe to the Roman Catholic interpretation of scriptures, I think Jack Chick's view of Catholics is WAY off base! In fact, I think he is downright nuts when it comes to Catholicism I often used to debate people with Chick-like beliefs about Catholics, since it has more credibility coming from one with somewhat similar theological beliefs (as it is when my Catholic brothers in Christ confront die-hard Catholic traditionalists who believe that non-Catholic Christians are damned to hell).

I believe a lot of people, when they get to heaven, will be surprised at who is there that according to them shouldn't be.

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

I'm hoping, though, that each of us who get to Heaven are amazed enough (that we are there) to NOT be surprised at who else is.