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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Thoughts on Jimmy Carter's New Theology

Magister from over at the Bedlam or Parnassus makes an excellent point when he says that you know something is wrong with someone's theology when commenter's on the HuffPo are even recognizing it.
From the combox at HuffPo:

"Sorry for you (bible) thumpers, Carter just gave the game up with one line:
"Every worshiper has to decide if and when they want those particular passages to apply to them and their lives."
After that, religion has no credibility since you can pick and choose what you want to follow."

Magister sums it all up with this statement:

 "Just as no one should take seriously such lunatic pronouncements, so people should not accept the random declarations of what this or that verse of the Bible really means when offered by just any Tom, Dick, or Jimmy.

Ah, if only there were some sort of, oh, I don't know, maybe a teaching authority within the body of the Church universal that could help here, a body of teachers (magistri), a magisterium, perhaps?"

(Full disclosure: Magister is not a Catholic, he is a reformed christian but thinks with the mind of the Church. )


Blogger Athanasius contra mundum said...

Jimmy really should have stuck to farming.

March 22, 2012 8:34 AM  
Blogger Magister Christianus said...

thinks with the mind of the Church.

This is perhaps the finest compliment anyone could be paid. Thank you.

March 22, 2012 3:51 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

You are welcome Magister, but it's true.

March 22, 2012 5:25 PM  

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