Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

When Did Christians First Call Themselves “Catholic”?
hope it is ^ | September 8, 2008 | | Bob Lozano

Posted on 01/15/2012 2:36:04 PM PST by narses

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 201-218 next last

1 posted on 01/15/2012 2:36:06 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: narses; Bill W was a conservative; verga; thesaleboat; Sick of Lefties; Chainmail; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


2 posted on 01/15/2012 2:37:04 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: narses
Catholic
3 posted on 01/15/2012 2:43:40 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: narses

People need to quit confusing “Catholic”, which means universal, with “Roman Catholic”. In the early Christian Church, everybody was considered “Catholic”. Some useful sources include www.goarch.org, www.oca.org and www.antiochian.org.


4 posted on 01/15/2012 2:44:02 PM PST by toothfairy86
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: narses
That Church remains Catholic to this day, and will remain so until the end of time (Matthew 16:18+).

My Bible doesn't have that word Catholic in it anywhere. Are you sure you're not playing loosy goosy with a private interpretation?

5 posted on 01/15/2012 2:44:19 PM PST by BipolarBob (I don't mind you shooting at me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: narses

very well said. After nearly 50 years on my journey - I have found that what Jesus founded was one universal cathoic church - The Catholic Church. Everything else Christian is the broken church of believers - it is broken because of the sin of man from both within and outside the one Church Jesus Christ founded.


6 posted on 01/15/2012 2:47:37 PM PST by bagadonutz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: narses

Even in the early days, as we find in the Book of Acts, there were splinter churches and dissenters. One of the marks of the true Church was that it was universal, not a dissident local church.

So when it came to defining the Church at the Council of Nicea, it was said to be One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.

There is only one true Church. So it says in the Bible. That one true Church is also seen to be Apostolic, headed by the bishops who descend from the original Apostles in unbroken succession. Catholic Church simply means Universal Church.

That was one reason why I left the Anglican Church, because like Newman I concluded that there was no way that it could be the universal Church, throughout the world and through all time since its founding by Christ. I received great good from growing up in the Anglican Church. I have read and considered its own claims to be universal and apostolic, and I found that I simply could not justify those claims.

The Council of Nicea put the word Catholic into the creed, but of course, as this article suggests, the word can be found much earlier, as a response to splinter groups that go back to the earliest days when the original apostles were still active.


7 posted on 01/15/2012 2:49:37 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BipolarBob; narses

My Bible doesn’t have the word[s] “Bible in it either”, Nor Holy Trinity, Incarnation, Original Sin, Two Natures of Christ yet One Divine Person. I also don’t find the word “abortion in it either” for example.

I could go on an on. Mt 16: 18 is more about Petrine Ministry. Mt 28 and the great Commission point to the Catholicity of the Church. Together, Catholicity and Unity, both Mark of the Church expressed in the Nicene-Constantinopilian Creed are strengthed by the Petrine Ministry which thru which Full Catholicity is maintained.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 2:49:52 PM PST by CTrent1564
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: narses
But It's not in the Bible.Photobucket

Jesus never Declared he had a Mother either! but He was a Baby.

Also they did not go to the bathroom either because it is not in the New Testament Bible.

9 posted on 01/15/2012 2:50:37 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass ,Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: narses
But It's not in the Bible.Photobucket

Jesus never Declared he had a Mother either! but He was a Baby.

Also they did not go to the bathroom either because it is not in the New Testament Bible.

Photobucket

10 posted on 01/15/2012 2:51:10 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass ,Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: johngrace

Good Grief! Double again!


11 posted on 01/15/2012 2:52:07 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass ,Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: BipolarBob

What word does your bible have?


12 posted on 01/15/2012 2:52:18 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: BipolarBob

Ephesians 4

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.


13 posted on 01/15/2012 2:57:34 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bagadonutz

Indeed. One Lord, One Church, One Truth.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 2:57:46 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: toothfairy86

“In the early Christian Church, everybody was considered “Catholic”

Yes, and the “Catholics” of the early Christian Church believed in the true prescence of Christ in the Eucharist just as the Catholic Church of today continues with this timeless teaching of Jesus:

St. Paul himself could not have been more clear: 1Cor 10:16, “The cup of the blessing that we bless, IS IT NOT THE SHARING OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST? And the bread that we break, IS IT NOT THE PARTAKING OF THE BODY OF THE LORD?”

I agree, the non-Catholic Christian Churches of today hold little in common with the original “Catholic” church of the apostles.


15 posted on 01/15/2012 2:58:18 PM PST by motoman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: johngrace

Extremism in the posting of Truth is a Virtue, if I may misquote Barry.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 2:59:12 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: narses

We Anglicans still call ourselves “catholic”.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 2:59:40 PM PST by SuzyQue (Don't believe everything you think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BipolarBob
Are you sure you're not playing loosy goosy with a private interpretation?
Oh yeah, I am sure.

Unlike the weirded out backwoods preacher types, actually going to source documents and accepting the truth helps. Or you can perform a do-it-yourself orchidecthomy like the cult leader of the Hale comet crowd did, or kidnap yourself like "Sister" Aimee.



18 posted on 01/15/2012 3:02:01 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SuzyQue

I know, and many of you are returning Home to Rome as the Arch-Druid and his weirdness become more than they can bear.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 3:03:54 PM PST by narses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: toothfairy86

Not everyone was catholic. There were catholics and heretics. And there were plenty of heretics, as well as cults posing as Christian, as there are today.


20 posted on 01/15/2012 3:04:45 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 201-218 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson