No. I believe it does, but you are using it wrong.
Because I believe the Holy Spirit reveals the Spiritual truths in the Bible while you merely interpret it as the fancy catches you....
Nope. They are your OPINIONS only. I know you want to give your opinions divine authority, but it will not happen as long as you persist in error.
And you can discern Spiritual truths in the natural..... I think not. As per your own testimony, you are only able to interpret it the way you want to. There is no Spiritual revelation only self....
"Vicar of Christ
Not how the papacy works.
Nope. The pope is not the "embodiment of Christ" on earth.
(from Latin Vicarius Christi
) is a term used in different ways and with different theological
connotations throughout history. The original notion of a vicar is as an "earthly representative of Christ
", but it's also used in the sense of "person acting as parish priest in place of a real person."
The title is now used in Catholicism
to refer to the bishops
and more specifically was historically used to the Bishop of Rome
(the pope). "
Why do you pretend otherwise?
Are you talking about the sons of Jacob? You know, one of those sons was Judah (the ancestor of Jesus), btw.
I gave you Judas and Pharaoh as an example, why do you pretend I dd not?
My argument is that God can use sinners. Here is a news flash: you are also a sinner.
News flash. I am no longer a slave to sin. I have been redeemed by Christ my Lord and Savior, and I am no longer an unredeemed sinner.
I am under grace, as are all other born again believers, and I am not yet perfected, but we are on a journey of sanctification. On this journey our lives change for the better as we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh.
Pick up a Bible and read about these things...
If you want to correctly label the Borgia Pope and yourself as unredeemed sinners, go ahead. I will not be lumped into the same mold as you. Where is the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit evidenced in the life of the sinner? Your insistence that the Holy Spirit works through sin is and will remain blasphemy.
You insistently claim that the Holy Spirit uses sinners and they will end up in heaven.
Do you as a Catholic now deny purgatory?
I have no idea if he did or not.
You have no idea?
This proves my point in that you are only able to interpret scripture as the whim takes you.
What do you interpret this to mean:
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal 5)
God can do as He pleases.
And you believe it pleases God to sin by ascribing the sin of your depraved Pope as the work of the Holy Spirit.
Your assertion is that the Holy Spirit used the sin of the Borgia Pope. Can you give an example of how it was used?
I am saying God is faithful regardless of our faithlessness.
Of course He is. Do you think He will be unfaithful to His own word?
When He says that people who behave like your Borgia pope behaved will not inherit the Kingdom of God your reaction is you think he may have inherited the Kingdom of God, despite what God said.
No. Not how the papacy works.
No. I am done with you. Matthew 10:14.
And you think that you have been presenting the gospel?
All you have managed to do is to make a feeble attempt to prove your church is the church Jesus Christ is building. It clearly is not. Jesus does not need to use a depraved individual as head of His church, where every atheist can point a finger and say, if that is Christianity, then I am in a good place....