am thankful for the volume of ex Catholics writing their testimonies of how they now see the falsehoods,
as well as other non-Catholics. But I am baffled about this one thing - how is it that they retain the most 'Catholic' doctrine of all - the flagship
doctrine of Catholicism – the trinity!
Think – first about the origin of the trinity, and how this
Nicene Creed, is written. Whether
you embrace the 325AD version or the 381AD version, admit with me, its gobbledygook - not even supposed to be understood. This is not a creed to embrace !
"We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God,] Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father;
By whom all things were made [both in heaven and on earth];
Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down and was incarnate and was made man;
He suffered, and the third day he rose again, ascended into heaven;
And in the Holy Ghost.
[But those who say: 'There was a time when he was not;' and 'He was not before he was made;' and 'He was made out of nothing,' or 'He is of another substance' or 'essence,' or 'The Son of God is created,' or 'changeable,' or 'alterable'—they are condemned by the holy catholic and apostolic Church.]"
Why couldn’t they have said something like,
"We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible
Who wrapped himself in human flesh and dwelt among us.
He suffered in the flesh, shed his blood and died, and on the third day rose again and ascended into heaven
But to not leave us comfortless, he returned as the Holy Ghost, to live and dwell in his born again believers as they become endued with power from on high"
does away with a Babylonian triune godhead and keeps the integrity of the ONENESS of the Godhead
Or had these 300 some odd bishops already sold out their principles and were willing to merge Christian doctrine with pagan tradition?
Secondly, why - oh why fight the name of Jesus??? Why insist on the triune formula? There's just one name (singular) referred to in Matthew 28:19.
Embrace the NAME of Jesus and get baptized in the name of Jesus instead of the
titles. After all – the NAME is what the devil wants to eradicate, that’s where
the power is. Who can deny that?
And lastly…. Faith without works is dead. We’re not saved BY works, but we will not be saved without works. Abraham would have had no part of the covenant without circumcision. Moses was ALMOST destroyed because he omitted circumcising his sons. The command is to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. How else can one be BURIED WITH Jesus? How else do we take on the NAME of Jesus? It’s only through baptism.
Jas 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Jas 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
Jas 2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
I don't know why people want argue with scripture. GET BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS and be happy!