Monday, June 23, 2008

Bible Charts

Bible Charts
There is a post up right now on Candy's Blog that has a link to a "Bible Study Chart" which claims to be a timeline of Catholic Heresies. I would like to go through each one but the list is very long so I might just get to a couple.

The first are prayers for the dead. Here are some links to get us started.
Is Purgatory Biblical?
Prayers for the Dead
The Early Church’s Belief in Purgatory

Next is the Sign of the Cross:
History of a Christian Prayer.
The Sign of the Cross
Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross

The last one I will address is "wax candles introduced in Church". I really do not know why this would be a heresy and would love some insight into this. AHHHHH! after 2 seconds of typing and my trusty Google I have found this:
The Two Babylons Lamps and Wax-Candles Alexander Hislop

You all know how I feel about Alexander Hislop.
Refuting Alexander Hislop & The Two Babylons

Here is a Catholic point of view:
The Wax Candle in the Liturgy

Well I am off to make breakfast and take care of my family! Have a blessed day!!! Pax Christi, Erika


Diana said...

After reading the post over there, i have to tell you that I was left feeling very confused by all this..!
I'm so glad that you have taken time to put up the real way/reason for all of this.
It's such a shame that you can't comment over there, just to put your voice out there. People are just reading one point of view and many may not know about your website.
Stay Strong ladies. Blessings to all!

Elena said...

Nicely done Erika!

Nancy Parode said...

Don't people have anything better to do? The "timeline" has at least one error on it, anyway...the date the dogma of the Immaculate Conception was proclaimed. They conveniently left off the Nicene Creed (A.D. 381), the one we say every Sunday at Mass, claiming that the Creed of Pope Pius IV is the only official creed of our Church. It's amazing how many fallacies one can find in just a quick reading. (There are plenty of punctuation and grammar errors, too.) I would not purchase anything with that many mistakes in it.

Tracy said...

Well done Erika, thank you for addressing this.

Sal said...

Apparently Hislop was not familiar with John 1:9...

Nice job, Erika!

Anonymous said...

I didn't even want to read that file, but I did, clicking the link from here rather than over there making no difference other than in my own mind. It just made me sad. Truly sad.

I'm not looking forward to the upcoming posts on it. My sadness will most likely turn to anger and frustration.

I still can't get past the concept that Christians take such horrible, hateful views towards other Christians. Heck, I can't believe members of the human race hold such horrible views towards other members of the human race so I suppose it is no surprise; just very disheartening.

Lynn said...

That Alexander Hisop stuff is weird. According to his reasoning, one should not use music to worship, either. Or words, for that matter. There is a big baby/bathwater issue here.

It's an interesting perspective, though, the idea that if pagans use a thing or action, it is so corrupted as to be unusable for righteous purposes. As if Satan can call dibs on parts of the world that then become off-limits to the rest of us. Didn't the Incarnation take care of this? If water in worship has been taken by pagans, did not Jesus by His baptism snatch it right back?

Kelly said...

Thanks for taking this on, Erika!

Barbara C. said...

I'm not familiar with Hisop, but if his perspective is that anything with any hint of pagan origin must be thrown out then there goes the days of the week. After all Sunday is named for the Germanic sun goddess Sunna (according to Wikipedia). There goes the Sabbath.

It seems whoever it was correctly noted the calm before the storm of anti-Catholic posts.

Milehimama said...

I've seen the Holy Water thing before, and it always confuses me because that is right out of the Old Testament.

2 Kings 2:19-21
19 The men of the city said to Elisha, "Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive."

20 "Bring me a new bowl," he said, "and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.

21 Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.' " 22 And the water has remained wholesome to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.

Yet antiCatholics claim it is a pagan ceremony.

Blondie said...

And the Candy's cycle continues....yawn

(Good post, Erika, btw!)

angie said...

Candles? Can they really be serious? LOL Isn't it kind of wierd that Candy says she is Bible-Only and that Catholics are Bible-ignorant because they agree with Catholic interpretation of scripture, but a guest pastor tells her to beware of false doctrine (in her mind meaning Catholic doctrine), so she gets right back on the warpath? Where is the fairness in that? The rules are never the same for Candy- she can listen to her pastor's teachings on scripture and values, but if we listen to our pastor's teachings on scripture and values, we are brainwashed. She can reference websites that classify the Catholic Church as a cult and determine that it is "truth," but when a Catholic refers to a website or scripture itself for information, we are reading through a "filter." I am seriously confused about how this assault on Catholics helps one in their journey to be closer to Christ.