June 21, 2013 by mattfradd
If you’re a Protestant Christian, it’s time to climb aboard the barque of Peter!
I’m no prophet, but as the world presses in, I predict protestant communities will continue to water down, and indeed change, as they have in the past, “the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3).
Take a look at the following issues:
Did you know that Christian leaders were unanimous in speaking out against artificial birth control for almost 2,000 years!
In fact, all Christians were united in their position that contraception was a violation of God’s will until the 20th century. As late as 1920, the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Church stated its uncompromising rejection of all forms of artificial birth control.
But at the Lambeth Conference of 1930 it changed its mind.
Now virtually every protestant denomination down the board finds no problem with it. If I was a protestant Christian, this would make me nervous. “How is it,” I hope I would ask myself, “that the Church, of whom Christ promised the gates of hell would not prevail, (Mt 16:18) got it wrong for almost 2000 years. How do I know they were all wrong, and I’m right?”
Several months ago I did a study which showed the position each (mainstream) protestant denomination took on abortion. The ONLY mainstream protestant denomination I could find who continues to condemn abortion under every circumstance is the Assemblies of God. See my article and follow my links if you don’t believe me.
Many non-Catholic Christian leaders are now wavering on the issue of “same-sex marriage.” Some pastors such as Rob Bell (who all but came out and said, in his book Love Wins, that Hell is empty) have come out and said sodomy and homosexual marriage is good and beautiful.
Bell, in the following clip makes it sound like the only options are to hate homosexuals or to say that sodomy is morally acceptable choice. COU-false dillema-GH!
The church of England
And then there’s the church of England. Oh dear. A recent headline in the Telegraph read, “Church of England creating ‘pagan church’ to recruit members.”
The Irresistibleness of Catholicism
G. K. Chesterton, himself a convert from Protestantism to Catholicism had these words to say about the Catholic Church:
“It is impossible to be just to the Catholic Church.
The moment men cease to pull against it they feel a tug towards it. The moment they cease to shout it down they begin to listen to it with pleasure. The moment they try to be fair to it they begin to be fond of it.
But when that affection has passed a certain point it begins to take on the tragic and menacing grandeur of a great love affair.
The man has exactly the same sense of having committed or compromised himself; of having been in a sense entrapped, even if he is glad to be entrapped. But for a considerable time he is not so much glad as simply terrified.
It may be that this real psychological experience has been misunderstood by stupider people and is responsible for all that remains of the legend that Rome is a mere trap.
But that legend misses the whole point of the psychology. It is not the Pope who has set the trap or the priests who have baited it. The whole point of the position is that the trap is simply the truth.
The whole point is that the man himself has made his way towards the trap of truth, and not the trap that has run after the man.”
– G.K Chesterton, The Catholic Church and Conversion (1926).