Monday, June 25, 2012


Exploring Catholicism

iMonk has added a Catholic blogger Martha of Ireland who is trying to help Evangelicals and Protestants understand Catholics:
Okay, here is where I (as a representative of my Church, God help us all) set myself up as an Aunt Sally for you lovely, lovely people out there to throw sticks at. Anything and everything that has ever annoyed, or currently is annoying, you about the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church – here’s your chance to get it off your chest. Don’t worry about political correctness or holding it all in or even common courtesy (to an extent – nothing too vicious that will cause the moderators to ban your backside until the Second Coming, please!). I won’t be offended by anything up to and including “Your cult is not a Christian church, you’re all pagan goddess-worshipping idolaters and you’re going to burn in Hell along with your father the Devil and his servant the Anti-Christ, or as you call him, the Pope”.
Obviously, she is trying to be cute here, but this is something vitally important.

Think about this. The mainlines are dying, maybe dead on their feet already. Evangelicalism is morphing into something less than recognizably Christian. How is Christianity in American going to survive? It seems like only the Catholics and the Orthodox have the institutional fortitude to withstand the onslaught of modernity.

The other institutionally strong church in the nation is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They are changing, in our direction, pretty doggone fast.

Who know what the future holds, but I do know it is time to look outside my boundaries for clues. This effort at iMonk is worth my attention.

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