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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Reason # 646 To Be Catholic: Morality and Doctrine Are Not Determined by Vote

Sadly, a branch of the Presbyterian Church has just decided to change the definition of marriage to accomodate the whims of this modern culture. It was decided by a vote.

  " The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted at its General Assembly on Thursday to change its constitution’s definition of marriage from “a man and a woman” to “two people,” and to allow its ministers to perform same-sex marriages where it is legal."

In Catholicism, issues of faith and morals remain without change protected by the magisterium (teaching authority of the Church) overseen by the pope and are not subject to change based on outside pressure from the culture.  Even if every denomination in the world decides to re-define marriage allowing for same sex unions, and the government demands it, the Catholic Church will not change, it cannot.  As GK Chesterton has said, I want a church that changes the culture, not a church that changes with the culture, and that is Reason # 646 to be Catholic.


Blogger George @ Convert Journal said...

Through these votes, if unintentionally, Protestants time after time after time affirm the true Church.

God will make good come of this.

June 21, 2014 8:57 PM  
Blogger Christian LeBlanc said...

Every man a Pope. Or at least a Bishop. Or at least a Presbyter. I mean, at least an elder. Or at least a voter.

June 30, 2014 8:05 PM  
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June 30, 2014 8:06 PM  

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