Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Protestant Preacher and Televangelist Rewrites Marriage Vows

"In sickness and in Health, For better or worse, as long as we both shall live.

Remember those words you recited at the altar? I do.

Now famous televangelist is quoted as saying that one can divorce a spouse with alzheimer's disease because she is "already dead." This reminds me of the time in scripture where the pharisees invoke the rule of "corban" to get out of the obligation to care for their loved ones. There is a long history of this in Christianity. When the going gets tough, change the rules. The reformers did it, Henry the 8th did it and modern evangelicals are doing it. Re-writing morality to fit their particular individual situation. Sadly, the moral relativity of our society has crept into the teachings and theological thought processes of many who use themselves and their personal interpretation of the perspicuous bible as the sole source of authority.

Everyone is outraged over Pat Robertson's statements(again). But who can rebuke him? Who has the authority? Where is his "bishop?" Who and how can he be reigned in? HE CAN'T BE! There is no way by which anyone in protestantism can claim any authority to deal with this rogue preacher. Theological seminaries can make statements and Christianity Today magazine can pontificate all they want on how outrageous this is, but the elephant in the room is the stark reality that protestant Christianity has no authority to deal with a member of their group who spouts heresy based on his personal interpretation of scripture. Nothing at all can be done with Mr. Robertson (again). This is the legacy of sola scriptura.
You don't like 'dem rules, it's ok to change'm. "Since my reformation, everyone has become their own pope!" (paraphrase of Martin Luther)


Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

How utterly disturbing! Pat Robertston should be ashamed of himself! This is outrageous! It aint' 'about us' Pat ol' boy! Got it? >:(

September 17, 2011 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Every man has a Pope in his belly" Martin Luther


September 18, 2011 6:21 AM  

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