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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Did I Miss Something?

Consider the following paragraphs from an article:
LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI reasserted the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released today that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation.

The statement brought swift criticism from Protestant leaders. "It makes us question whether we are indeed praying together for Christian unity," said the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, a fellowship of 75 million Protestants in more than 100 countries.
I know nothing about the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (other than that the name itself garners suspicion), but I have to ask...

Why are they surprised by this statement?

Are we really in such a p.c.-driven culture where everyone "just needs to get along" to the point that the REFORMATION is relegated to a secondary difference? These are issues of justification by faith, relating to the gospel, relating to our salvation.

Should I be praying for unity (without repentance) with the Catholic church?

Seems to me that an Alliance of Reformed guys wouldn't think so.

(HT: DJ)

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