Now let’s talk about Mother Teresa . . .

Lest I step on some ecumenical bozos’ toes, please, fellow Protestant pastors, please quit referring to Mother Teresa as some saint of Christianity. She was not, and is not a Christian. She is a great Catholic, but the two are different. Theology matters people. Mother Teresa lived her life helping Hindus become better Hindus… so they can spend eternity in hell? She was at odds with our Savior.

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3 thoughts on “Now let’s talk about Mother Teresa . . .

  1. Heidi

    Catholics…are not Christians? What is a Christian then? What are Catholics? How are they different? Are they devil worshippers, praying to Angels, Saints and Mother Mary for intercession? Heretics who compiled the bible but cannot be trusted to keep to the teachings of Christ? Are they cultists who defined the doctrine of the Trinity, defended it against Arianism, Manicheanism, Docetists etc, but in the end fallen aside from the Truth?

    Do Catholics proclaim those not of their beliefs to be bozos? In what ways are they at odds with our Saviour? Should we also denounce those who does not follow our beliefs?

    Theology does matter, therefore, where is your biblical claim to true Authority over all doctrine, over the definition of who is a Christian and who isn’t?

    Ahh…yes, I am a Catholic. 😉 According to the link you gave, we carry out works, thinking them to be important for faith and love. We scarily take John 6 literally, and kneel at the lifting of the Eucharist rather than passing them around casually (1 Cor 11:28-29). The earliest Christians rather go into the lion’s mouth literally then deny their belief in the Eucharist (ref Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr etc). Interestingly, Ignatius and Clement heard the gospel straight from St John and Peter themselves.
    We think that Mary is a mediator. In fact, we actually think that all of us are meant to be mediators. We believe that suffering has spiritual value, (it’s call salvifici doloris, ref: Col 1:24, 2 Cor 1:9, 2 Cor 12:7-10, etc) and we cling to the cross as if we wish to be crucified ourselves (2 Gal 1:20, 1 Phil 1:29-30, etc) believing that others can also experience the same redemptive value of suffering.

    We see Christ in everyone, as if they were made in the image and likeness of God, and thus should be accorded dignity, especially towards the poor.

    Actually you know what, I know whatever I write here will not be convincing to you, who are so convinced Catholics are not Christians. I consider you a Christian, a brethen, just as I, who am Catholic, am a Christian. I do not believe that those who are not Christians will go to hell, in fact I believe that God, in His infinite mercy, allows for redemption even at last junctures we may not know of (Matt 12:31, 1 Cor 7:13).

    Dear Brother, do not be so quick to judge what you might have misjudged.

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    1. Hi Heidi,
      We would disagree in your assessment that Ignatious, Clement and Justin Martyr to be what is considered a Roman Catholic in our day. Remember, they are just as much a part of my church history as they are yours. Will discuss more later.

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