From: Ben Grimm []
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 8:35 AM
To: Father Phil Bloom
Subject: RE: Please Tell Me You Don't Agree With This


Actually, God's Word is the Bible to me.  

Unfortunately Rome differs from that position.  I can
print 100's of quotes from popes, cardinals, bishops,
council's etc. to support this if you'd like. 

The Boston Globe, far from being any voice of
Christianity, has exposed the U.S. Roman church and
for this I commend it.  Do I agree with everything
they print?  Of course not.  But if it weren't for its
investigation in this matter many truths would still
be hidden and many lives still in danger.  The
unsealed documents of cardinals, bishops and priests
speak for themselves so let's not go there.

Cardinal Keeler states:

"At the same time, he said, the faithful should be
open to the action of God's grace to bring people to
accept the fullness of the means of salvation which
are found in the Church"

Cardinal Keeler should open his Bible and perhaps he
will see that salvation in found in the person of
"Jesus Christ" and turn to Hebrews 9, 10, & 11 for a
better understanding of His "one time sacrifice" and
His second appearance that will "bring salvation to
those who are waiting for Him"  (Hebrews 9:24-28)

Instead Rome puts on a 1/2 hour show that depicts a
sinful man (priest) performing his mystic hocus pocus
while convincing 100's of deceived faithful that
Christ is now a piece of bread ready to be sacrificed
again and again.  Keeler should read Hebrews 10:10-14
and Romes faithful, to whom I love and desire a
release from their spiritual bondage of Rome, should
read Colossians 2:8.

How can this document be put forth "and" be presented
on the Bishop's official web-site, yet now Keeler
states it was "Meant to Spur Reflection"

Let's call it what it is Phil.  It's another spin
which Rome teaches its hiearchy to do well.  This
whole comment by Keeler is a spin on words as Rome
continues to play both sides of the field.

When is it official Phil?   Rome believes in
everything yet they believe in nothing.  You can
totally disagree with Scripture and not have faith in
Jesus Christ yet through Rome's "Baptism by desire"
you can still be accepted into eternal salvation.

Rome is leading millions to only one place Phil and
it's not heaven.

The commentary you provided states:

"And I certainly wouldn't hold your breath for Rome's
endorsement of this piece of work."

What a relief.  Anyone holding their breath on any
matter in Rome's hands would find themselves in a bit
of trouble.

Phil, the first thing that the unlearned of Rome must
first understand on the issue of the relationship of
the Jews to God is what Paul teaches us in Romans 9:6
and throughout the entire Gospel.  9:6 states:

"It is not as though God's word had failed.  For not
all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor
because they are his descendants are they all
Abraham's children......"

Yes, Israel will be saved as God will turn their
"hearts of stone into a heart of flesh" (Ezekial
11:19) but who is Israel Phil?  In order for this
so-called "subcommittee of bishops" to understand this
they must look to Scripture "FIRST" in all matters as
the Bereans did in Acts 17:11.

Rome should take particular attention to Paul's
teachings as they are quite contrary to their own in
many matters.   The list is much to exhaustive to
print but here's a few: Purgatory, Limbo, Saints,
Rome's sacrificial mass, indulgences, celibacy,
confession, grace, justification etc. etc.

I do appreciate your reply Phil and sincerely and in
love pray that one day you will open your eyes to the
deceit that lives and breathes in the institution that
you so gallantly defend.  

Defend the Gospel Phil and "stop trusting in man, who
has but a breath in his nostrils.  Of what account is
he."  (Isaiah 2:22) Don't look to the rules of men for
the answers but instead look "ONLY" to the Word of God
and hear what He says:

"The Lord says:

These people come near to me with their mouth and
honor me with their lips, but their hearts are from
from me.  Their worship of me is made up of rules
taught by men."  (Isaiah 29:13)



Dear Ben,

I apologize for the crack about the Boston Globe being like the Bible to you. Still, it seems to me you place an unmerited trust in the newspaper, especially if you believe, "The Boston Globe has exposed the largest and most vile scandal in the history of any institution known to man..." About their misleading reporting, I wrote a separate article:

It is not so hard to find the official teaching of the Catholic Church. The Catechism gives a clear summary - and backs it up with numerous Bible quotes. Feel free to send any others you wish. I would only ask you to check the correspondence section of my website so as not to duplicate other questions. Other have brought up the subjects on your list.

Our common belief in the Bible as God's inspired Word gives us enormous common ground. With so much current attack from secularists it is a shame to focus on our differences when, in comparison to them, we have so much in common. Still I need to clarify why I do not accept the Bible Alone formula. First, it is not contained in the Bible (in fact many texts refer to an extra-biblical authority). Second, since Martin Luther developed the formula (Sola Scriptura) about five hundred years ago, it has led to a wide variety of denominations from Lutherans, to Baptists, to Pentecostals, to Mormons, to Seven Day Adventists, Witnesses, etc. Even today evangelical groups keep splitting off, because each has a different interpretation of the Bible. Thirdly - and we have already discussed this - the Church preceeded the Bible. As Augustine said, "I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so."

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Bloom


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