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Response to the New Roman Catholic Church AD-Part 2

The Roman Catholic Church began an aggressive AD campaign a few weeks ago. The goal is two-fold.  First, they desire to get Catholics who are non-practicing to become active in their local parish.  Second, they desire to reach non-Catholics and convert them to the Roman Catholic faith.  As a stated in a previous post the AD is well-made and the website connected with the AD campaign is also very well made.

In the first post in the series our attention was focused on the claims of societal impact the AD touted.  We agreed that the Roman Catholic Church has been involved in many activities that have helped numerous people.  Our argument, though, was that this alone does not make the Roman Catholic Church worthy of support (read the rest here).  In this post I want to focus on the claim made by the AD that the Roman Catholic Church gave us the Bible.

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Presidential Politics: In search of a Savior

Let me admit from the forefront that I enjoy politics.  When I have control of the television I am either watching sports or surfing the various 24-hour news shows.  When I am driving talk radio is on my dial.  I try to be abreast of the major issues and candidates.  In fact, I have the reputation of being a guy who is contacted when someone has a question about a certain politician.

I say all that to make it clear that I am an informed voter (read here on why I think Christians should vote).  Being an informed voter means that I like to vet candidates.  I want to know their strong points and their weak points.  As a Christian I view this as being even more important because I know that righteousness exalts a nation.  Therefore, I want to pick a candidate who I think will best lead government to do the things for which God designed it.

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Response to the New Roman Catholic Church AD

The Roman Catholic Church has released a new ad.  You might have seen it recently.  The AD is well-made.  The videography is nice.  Inspirational music plays in the background. And the virtues of the Roman Catholic Church are extolled.  At the end, the commercial directs the viewer to a website with the admonition to come home.

The AD primarily is targeting Catholics who are not regular attenders of a local parish. However, when one goes to the website given in the AD it is clear that the aim is broader than that.  The website also has a section for those who are not Catholic.  The site is full of information answering the questions someone might have concerning the Roman Catholic Church.

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Raise Expectations: Don’t just keep them in Church

I remember the conversation vividly.  Sitting alone with parents as they reflect on something I had taught.  It wasn’t necessarily a hugely controversial subject, but rather one that had “rubbed” their child the wrong way.  They knew what I had taught was correct.  They agreed with the teaching.  They also knew that the kid (a late teenager actually) was old enough to handle this type of subject.  However, they worried that teaching such might turn off their kid to “church.”

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New Year’s Resolutions: Links to Help You Make and Succeed in your goals

Happy New Year!  Not much has happened on the blog here the last two months, but that is about to change! My life has changed since the last time I posted.  I have finished all course work for my M.DIV,  welcomed by first child into the world, and have settled in my new ministry role.  2011 has been a year of great blessing, which I will share more of later this week as I reflect on the past year.

If you will notice we have a new look to Study Your Bible Online.  I hope you enjoy it and it is more aesthetically pleasing to you.  There are still a few minor tweaks to be made to the look, but overall this will be the new style for a while.  If you haven’t, subscribe to our newsletter on the sidebar.

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