Friday, July 20, 2007

CATHOLICS: And Their Claim to Ecclesiastical Supremacy!

Al Mohler writes in response to Pope Benedict XVI's recent (but not the first) declaration that the Church of Rome trumps all other claims to true-Churchdom ...
Aren't you offended? That is the question many Evangelicals are being asked in the wake of a recent document released by the Vatican. The document declares that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church -- or, in words the Vatican would prefer to use, the only institutional form in which the Church of Christ subsists.
He answers for himself and others of us ...
No, I am not offended.
He continues to offer rational reasons why non-Catholic Christians (especially Protestants) should not be offended.
  1. This is not an issue for emotion; taking offense in this sense is an emotion.
  2. This should not come as a surprise to the well-informed believer.
  3. This presents us with an ecclesiological opportunity.
There is more here.

HT: David Virtue's Virtue Online

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