That large numbers of humanity continue to view the
American Catholic Church as a legitimate arm of Christendom is
its refusal to purge the priesthood of homosexuals and
pedophiles, its effective departure from expository preaching
and normative doctrine, as well as the recent announcement by
the U.S. Catholic bishops to forgo evangelization of Jews, one
can only logically conclude that the ‘Church’ has abandoned
Jesus Christ and divine revelation as contained in the
only is the Catholic hierarchy rejecting both the totality of
the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and the conversion
experience of first century Jewish Christians Paul, Peter,
Stephen, Matthew and John, but the papal system is also
cementing the great divide between orthodox Christianity and the
various heretical apostasies which no doubt includes modern
a total misunderstanding of Scripture, American bishops
fallaciously deduced that “…campaigns that target Jews for
conversion to Christianity are no longer theologically
acceptable in the Catholic Church.”
Their syllogistic reasoning is as follows: 1) God has
established an eternal covenantal relationship with the Jewish
people; 2) Jews have been given a divine mission ‘to witness
to God’s faithful love’; conclusion, Christian witnessing to
Jews is a mistaken venture.
Of course, it helps that Catholics grant human traditions
and whimsical magisterial edicts equity with God’s written
to periodically issue amendments to previously infallible
negotiating with Conservative and Reform rabbis, the bishops
determined that Jews were not in need of salvation through
acceptance of Christ as Savior.
The brazen decision contradicts centuries of Catholic
tradition and Scripture long accepted as authoritative, which
makes the decision all the more puzzling.
first the church’s newfangled position that the Abrahamic
covenant precludes the Jews of their need for salvation.
While no Scriptural justification for the new position is
forthcoming, they nonetheless decided to strike at the
legitimacy of passages such as John 3:16, Romans 3:23-30 and
Romans 9, segments which prescribes salvation for both Jew and
The implications of this negation of Scripture are
conversion of Saul of Tarsus (later changed to Paul) on the road
(Acts 9) was unnecessary and ultimately invalid.
Logically, Jesus Christ lied to Saul, seeing as there was
no real need to take the Gospel to Jews, least of all for Saul,
himself, to convert. Moreover,
Peter’s exposition of the Gospel in Acts 4 was also alarmist
and misguided, as was Peter and John’s healing of and
preaching to Jews in Acts 3.
Jesus Christ lied to Peter in Acts 10 when it was
revealed to Peter that both dietary and spiritual prohibitions
formerly observed were no longer valid as a barrier to reaching
others with the Gospel.
most devastating, though, is the effect this pronouncement has
on Catholicism’s ‘triad’ of authority: Scripture,
apostolic tradition, and the teaching office of the church (magisterium).
this authority system include: the Petrine doctrine (primacy of
Peter), apostolic succession, papal supremacy and infallibility,
and, as it relates to Scripture, the acceptance of the
they know it or not, the bishops’ edict undermines this entire
authoritative structure, however!
Indeed, the apostles, including the Jewish Peter whom
Catholics venerate as Christ’s vicar on earth, subscribed to
Christ’s dying for all
mankind, Jews and
if we accept this latest installment of arbitrary Catholic
dictum, the Catholic Church is built on a misguided Jewish
course, this presupposes that the Petrine doctrine is truth, a
belief soundly rejected by evangelicals.
But that’s an entirely different debate.
the Catholic Church cleanses itself internally, erasing the
stench of liberalism and its accompanying heresies, evangelical
Christians have every reason to distance ourselves from
’s errant ways and attempts to affix Christendom under one
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