Monday, April 04, 2005

God or Man??

There has been much talk in the last few days about the Pope and who his successor may be. Many people have said that they hope the new Pope will take a less "conservative" approach in leading the Catholic Church. They want a Pope to lead them into the 21st century with more "moderate" ideas on issues such as abortion and homosexuality. Now, I am not Catholic, but something just doesn't ring "true" here.

It is my understanding the Catholic Church, as with all other Christian religions are based upon the Holy Bible. This being said, why do it's members want a Pope whose ideas go against what has been taught in the bible from the beginning.

In Hebrews 13:8 it says, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and tomorrow." Just because the times have changed and some things are more readily accepted by the general public does not make those things right. It seems that people don't want to be taught God's laws, they want to be validated in the lives they are living.

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Myself, I would rather be taught to follow the laws that God has set, not the ideas of men.

14 comments:

mnm_queen said...

AMEN sistah!

volterwd said...

Of course people shouldnt change gods laws because it suits them... but many people that dont like him... dont like him for other reasons, for example his 'apology' was not specific and hardly could be considered an apology or admittance of wrong doing on the churchs part.

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peebugg said...

I totally agree. I had a man tell me once, that there is no bad religion or church just the teachers of God's law. Meaning, they need to teach it like it is written no change it for their own use.

We are all going to do wrong and bad things, it is expected. But it is also expected that we learn from these things and make ourselves better and if possible teach others from our mistakes. I actually thought that this Pope was very liberal compared to those in the past. He did stand strong on his beliefs and that is what makes him a leader.

Candi and Shaun said...

I don't think the laws/rules will ever change. It's just the media trying to drum up a story.

teddY said...

Hey thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting there =)

Well, me myself isn't a Catholic too, but I am quite saddened by Pope's death. I wonder why sometimes good people have to die, just like Terri Schiavo.

God make those rules and we should follow them. I'm a buddhist and I think that's also one of the sayings of God that I worship.

Maybe people think that we should me modern people. However, the definition of modern doesn't always mean that we have to go against, or otherwise do not follow rules set by the God. Modern world should exist in harmony with our belief and religion. I agree with that.

Ms Mac said...

I have to say I really do think there is room for progression in the church. We don't live in the world that the bible was written in any more, it's a world that has moved on. If Christianity doesn't move with it, there won't be any room for the church, Catholic, protestant, whatever, eventually.

Spyder said...

I really feel sorry for anybody that believes the bible is god's law. It was written by men to keep them in line. If you open your eyes you will see that government and religion were 'created' to serve those in control.All that the government and churches want are you to toil for them and pay their taxes. Homosexuality for instance was frowned upon because it didn't result in another person being born to till the soil or fill the coffers of the church. That was the main reason our forefathers wanted to seperate church and state. They were Deists (deism.com) believed in a creator who creates and leaves the rest up to us. Consider me a heretic if you wish,but please use your reason when it comes to religion. I will now get off my soapbox. That being said,I wish all of you the most peaceful existence

Anonymous said...

when will you realise, you are god, we all are.

prying1 said...

Anonymous said...

when will you realise, you are god, we all are.

-- I'm glad he used a small 'g'...

I sure wish the people that want the 'church' (any church) to change to fit their self-centeredness would go out and start their own 'church'.

How is this one: Church of the Holy Ear Ticklers or Church of the Full Belly...

drama mama said...

Yea! I knew this one would get some good comments! I respect all of your opinions! Isn't it great that we're all free to believe the way we want!

Anne said...

I think maybe most Catholics are looking for more progression in areas like family planning, women priests, married priests, acceptance of divorce, etc. Of course, the Catholic church uses the bible to justify their stand on these issues, but other Christian religions have different views of what the bible says, so I don't think that there is just one interpretation of "God's law."

Tim Pintsch said...

Blogexplosion visitor here...

I just posted something somewhat similar. I have issues with the pontificate, what can I say?

Lou said...

I completely agree. the times may change but the scriptures stay the same. They are the star by which you can plot a safe course when the world chooses to adopt "new" morality.