Marian Comparative Religion Observation (CofC Original Sin Blunder)

Screen Shot 2018-07-14 at 11.07.18 AMEver notice how Protestant sects (like the CofC) that argue against the Immaculate Conception (Mary conceived free from original sin) believe all [other?] people are immaculately conceived?

Ever notice how “Bible-only” sects that believe Mary was a sinner can’t demonstrate from the “Bible only” one single sin she committed?

Ever notice how “Bible-only” sects believe Romans 3:23 (“all have sinned”) refers to Mary, but not aborted babies or Jesus?

The hunt to accuse Mary of sin is more satanic than Christian (cf. Revelation 12:10). All [Catholic] generations call Mary blessed, and full of grace, and the sinless mother of God. After all, Catholicism is the fullness of biblical Christianity.

 

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Baptism, Part 7. Responses to Anticipated CofC Objections to Baptism for Infants

widpicCofC people,

There are obstacles members of the Protestant Church of Christ must hurdle for what I have shown you to take root—obstacles that are not anchored to the ancient Church, but rather, are merely theories that are relatively modern—some as young as plastic, yet presented by your group as “true” Christianity. Continue reading

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Baptism, Part 6. The Real Church of Christ Brings Its Children to Jesus

widpicProtestant Church of Christ-ers,

The scriptural passages, Repent and be baptized, every one of you (Acts 2:38), Rise and be baptized (Acts 22:16), and He who believes and is baptized will be saved (Mark 22:16) all have specific audiences: candidates for adult conversion. So is it not dishonest for the Protestant Church of Christ to teach that infants are ineligible candidates for Baptism when it utilizes passages that address adult conversion? Continue reading

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Baptism, Part 5. More Invalid (and dishonest) CofC Arguments for Immersion-Only Baptisms

widpicRestorationists,

I think it is important to address a few of the Protestant Church of Christ’s arguments that provide constructive reinforcement for people who have erroneously accepted any of the preceding four false premises as valid. My intent is not to show who is right and who is not Catholic; what I wish to show is how your group creates a circular pattern of thinking between your false premises and your conclusions, and, of course, to illustrate how the Catholic Church of Christ remains unscathed by such arguments. Continue reading

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Baptism, Part 4. False Premise #4: The Christian Church Has Always Believed That Immersion Is the Only Acceptable Mode for Baptism

widpicProtestant Church of Christ-ers,

Your community’s fourth false premise is a common Protestant trait, which is to label any nonconforming example from history as “not true Christianity,” or not pertaining to the invisible “true Church” that exists within a sect’s collective mind. The strategy always allows for a “true” form of Christianity to elusively exist somewhere within the shadows of history that will always adhere to any modern whim. So, for those of you who have considered my review of the last three false premises, and are entertaining the possibility, no matter how slight, that the Catholic Church has a more perfect grasp on the subjects of Baptism and Scripture, then the following should solidify your inkling. Continue reading

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Appendix for Previous Post: Every use of “baptism”, “baptisms”, “baptize”, “baptized”, and “baptizing” in the English New Testament (NIV); with possible contextual modal indications.

widpicNew International Version chosen because it is an accepted and popular version within the Protestant Church of Christ.

Matthew

3:6 Baptized in the river; “In” does not specify depth, but rather, they entered the river. No modal indication

3:7 Many came for baptism; no modal indication

3:11 Baptize with water; no modal indication

3:13 Jesus came to be baptized; no modal indication

3:14 I need to be baptized by you; no modal indication

3:16 Jesus was baptized; no modal indication

21:25 The baptism of John; no modal indication

28:19 Baptizing them in the name…; no modal indication Continue reading

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Baptism, Part 3. False Premise (assertion) #3: Every Baptism in the Bible Is by Full Immersion.

widpicRestorationists,

The New Testament does not describe a single example of a proper mode for Baptism. Read that sentence again. It is important, because you assume that it does.

The New Testament, however, does in fact refer to instructions about baptisms (Hebrews 6:2), but no instructions of any kind are found in the New Testament—such instructions are part of the Sacred Tradition of the Church, and you should ask yourself, “Where are the instructions if they are not in the Bible, and who guards them?” But the Protestant sects have divorced themselves from the Sacred Tradition; have chosen to engage in private interpretation of the historical Church’s Scriptures. But even if the modern rules of heresy were reasonable, a “Bible-only” Christian should notice that the Bible only supports the Catholic Church of Christ’s teachings, because the very word baptizo spans a spectrum of meaning that includes the Catholic Church’s spectrum of modal acceptance, as I illustrated by exposing false premise #2. Continue reading

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