Originally posted by Pregonero
Amos, allow me to respond to your statement: "The old shool is infallible and that means that it is in charge of its own destiny. It can therefore change and adapt to local conditions around the world, yes even incorporate voodoo under its umbrella, and so move the world in its ideal for humanity."
My grandmother always said: "The worst blind person is the one who does not want to see." And I think, it describes you. How could you follow and old school that in order to grab people is willing to mix with anything, even if it offends GOD? You see, that's why the gospel is unique. It does not mix with anything else. Your old school, has mixed in the past, and is willing to mix in the present, and will mix in the future with whatever. That's why in the book of Revelation, your old school (the catholic church) is represented by "the great whore". Because as a spiritual prostitute, it's willing to mingle with anything and anyone. It is no secret, that voodoo is a mix of catholicism and african religions, which are pagan in nature. The same thing happens with Santeria. There are many catholics who practice: spiritism, witchcraft, horoscope reading, etc.; and it is perfectly accepted by the old school like something normal. But it is paganism!
Now, how someone could think that by mixing pagan religions, they are going to please GOD, it's beyond me! And quiet frankly, that's exactly what catholicism is. It's a poisonous stew of "imitation judaism", "imitation christianity" and outright paganism. The problem is, that they call the final product: "christianity". In reality, everything they practice is against christianity. And the danger is, that they have the ability to catch in their net good, sincere, and honest people.
GOD, have mercy!
Your response is much appreciated Pregonero and I know exactly what you mean. In fact, I saw the three angels flying through midheaven when I read your first post (sorry did I tell you about these already? Rev.14:6-12).
The occult is not offensive to God because only the occult knows and therefore recognizes the supernatural. Yes, you may call Catholicism an occult but just because you have the wrong impression of Gods attributes does not make others wrong but maybe the problem is just your own. I know this to be true because your world is still flat and will always be flat because no protestant has even been known to color his world and transform it into heaven while here upon earth.
For your information, the old school does not considder itself Christian but Catholic in Christendom. It is not until protestant marauders used the word Christian for people that went to church despite the fact that the bible clearly states that there are no churches the New Jerusalem. In other words, Christians that have been set free from the Law (New Covenant people Gal.5:1-4) do not belong in church for they are not to be enslaved to sin for the second time. Hence my citation of 1Jn.3:9 and my suggestion that Catholics are not Christians but at best Christians-in-becoming . . . from were I wrote earlier to make the distinction between the Church Militant, Suffering and Victorious or Triumphant. So I ask you, where is your victory outside of a promise that is contingent upon you solving the paradox "sinful yet saved?"
I'll stop here for now because it is my time to say good night to all and especially you.