Modern Day Evangelism

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  1. Paul,
    This was an excellent attempt to hide some anti-Catholic resentment.
    Joe Catholic

  2. Actually it was a really funny video that I would have posted even if the guy had been wearing a big sign that said baptist pastor. By the way, I am not too found of fake names. If you have something to say I would appreciate it if you would at least give your real first name.

    If you think that there is anti-catholic resentment at this site then you are only half right. I do not resent catholics, however I am against the teaching of the catholic church. I have no reason to hide that. In fact, I have consistently made that point clear. If you would like to interact with my doctrinal differences with catholicism than you can find ample material on that subject by just searching the site.

    It seems to me that you are a little extra sensitive “Joe.” Why don’t you just watch the video again only this time pretend that a baptist pastor is calling the plays. You might just smile.

  3. Dear Paul,

    If you put Pope Benedict XVI in a room with John MacArthur, I am pretty sure the two would come out of their room haven shaken each others hand and called each other, “A brother in Christ”.

    As a man of good will to all, I think that this video that you link up to is not something expresses good will toward all men.

    The video is an attempt to mock the Roman Catholic Church, not to express doctrinal differences.

    The video is mocking two tennants of Catholicism. The vocational sacrament of the priesthood and the Sacrament of reconcilliation. These tennants are not made up, they were instituted by Christ and later revealed further in Scripture.

    First, the priest

    The priest has the power to forgive sins,

    “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20:23)

    The ability to forgive sins is work assigned to the Church,

    “And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation,” 2 Cor. 5:18

    The ordained priesthood is separated from the common priesthood,

    “just as he says in another place: ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.'” Heb 5:6

    This ordained priesthood is a seemless garment transitioning from the Old Law then transformed in the New Law,

    “If, then, perfection came through the levitical priesthood, on the basis of which the people received the law, what need would there still have been for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not reckoned according to the order of Aaron”? Heb 7:11

    Here the priest is discribed as one who has taken an oath, and how it is different from other types of church ministers,

    “And to the degree that this happened not without the taking of an oath –for others became priests without an oath, but he with an oath, through the one who said to him: ‘The Lord has sworn, and he will not repent: ‘You are a priest forever'”– Heb 7:20-21

    This discription from heaven, about the signifigence of the role of the priesthood,

    “They sang a new hymn: ‘Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth.'” (Rev. 5:9-10)

    Here the Apostle Peter discribes the priesthood as holy,

    “and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:5)

    Celebacy and it Christian Biblical role in the priesthood

    “Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.” (Math. 19:12)

    Celebacy is pleasing to the Lord,
    “I should like you to be free of anxieties. An unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord. ” (1 Corn 7:32)

    Second the Sacrament of Confession; Jesus assigned the power to forgive sins to the Apostles and the Church. This is one reason why Apostalic Succession is so important,

    “And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.'” (John 20:22-23)

    Here expressing the power of the God-made, and not from man-made,

    But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. (2 Cor 4:7)

    Peter expresses this ability to forgive of sins, and the importance of it in Christian ministry,

    “Peter (said) to them, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit.'” (Act 2:38)

    So the video to me, is an attack on Scripture and an attack on Christ. The next time you see a priest in a roman collar don’t think about the video, think about the Gospel and the priests role in the ministry of Christ, present in this day and age.

    Joe

  4. Joe,

    You are wrong about John MacArthur. Period. And if you think that this video is and attack on Scripture and on Christ you need to you need to re-think things. As I said before this is just a funny video and the guy in the collar simply represents someone who is religious. I actually think that it would have been better if it had been a guy in suit or something. It would have made it more realistic, since the catholic church really isn’t known for personal evangelism.

    I obviously disagree with almost every single word that you wrote, and I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish with this discussion.

  5. Paul,

    I am am try to point out to you that words and actions mean things. I am also try to point out to you that things you might find personally funny are not always found to be funny by others. I find that the video is not in keeping with a man who leads others in Christs name. Finally I am trying to point out the biblical implications behind the joke video. I take scripture to be as important as you. The video is offensive and to be blunt “sinful”. And as for your response about John MacAuthur, it is bold statement to stay that, “A man of God” lacks charity.

    Joe

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