Friday, February 13, 2009

Once Again - The Vatican Has Some 'Splaining' To Do

After Awkwardly Handling the Holocaust Denying Bishop Problem; the Roman Church Is Now Not Sure It Believes God Created the Universe!

I have to ask the question: Is the Roman Church Still Christian? I'm beginning to believe the answer is a resounding NO! Catholics need to think seriously about this one.

The Science Channel is one of my favorites. I'm a "believer" in Science. Science comes up with theories and hypothesis' and eventually works out the details. As a Christian, I believe Science is not the enemy of God, but man's way of logically explaining and understanding God's handiwork.
Darwinism, or the Theory of Evolution, is one such work in progress. I personally see no problem with God creating "evolution" to handle growth and change for the purpose of species survival. I also have no problem believing in Adam and Eve and the creation story of Genesis. The differences between the two ideas have much to do with time dating differences. When you're dealing with an All-Powerful, All-Knowing God things can be done in any way He chooses. I also realize some of my Christian friends will argue with me over this, and that's fine.

Taking a different track than mine, the Roman Catholic Church (the Vatican) has just officially made Darwinism it's method for explaining all of human development.

"A leading official declared yesterday that Darwin’s theory of evolution was compatible with Christian faith, and could even be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. “In fact, what we mean by evolution is the world as created by God,” said Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The Vatican also dealt the final blow to speculation that Pope Benedict XVI might be prepared to endorse the theory of Intelligent Design, whose advocates credit a “higher power” for the complexities of life."

The Vatican and I were very close to the same thinking until that last bit. Ahh! There's more ...

Organisers of a papal-backed conference next month marking the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species said that at first it had even been proposed to ban Intelligent Design from the event, as “poor theology and poor science”. Intelligent Design would be discussed at the fringes of the conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University, but merely as a “cultural phenomenon”, rather than a scientific or theological issue, organisers said.

Did you catch that? "Intelligent Design" will not even be considered as a theological issue! That means, without any doubt, that the Roman Church denies that God (Jesus) created the Universe! The Bible is very clear on this, folks. God (Jesus) is the Creator. Anyone or anything that denies Jesus (God) IS ANTI-CHRIST!

... Come out of her, my brethren, come out of her!

The Observer

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