Monday, October 14, 2013

-ism and -ist

There are still people who don't know the difference, it seems. For example, someone who wrote in to the Abolish Human Abortion page today:

Dear Sirs:
I am Catholic. I march to save babies, spend time protesting at abortuaries, give my income to support crisis pregnancy centers and have led pro life groups in my Church. I pray daily for an end to the holocaust of abortion. A few days ago, your fb page stated you don't bash Catholic theology or traditions. Yet, Rhology states yesterday (here)  "I affirm 100% that the Roman Catholic is satanic and leads people to hell and has anathematized the gospel." These statements are inconsistent. Can you clarify for me what you mean by bashing the Catholic religion? I am perplexed how you can claim to not bash us but your chief blogger is affirming that we are 100 percent satanic. I'm not sure if I need to explain to you, but that creates division in the movement to save babies and as long as AHA supports statements like that, your reputation will continue to suffer and sadly the cause of saving babies will be harmed.  I would appreciate a clarification or explanation. Thanks for your time and consideration,


How precisely are those statements inconsistent?
On the one hand we entirely deny that we bash Catholics.
On the other hand we entirely affirm that the Roman Catholic religion teaches a false gospel which leads people to Hell, as it incurs the anathema of Galatians 1:6-9 by adding works to faith as a pre-requisite for justification before God.

Are you incapable of distinguishing an -ism from an -ist? That is, a system of beliefs from an adherent to such a system?

Bashing Catholics might look like this: "Catholics are all uglyheads and poopypantses."
We are calling all those who believe in a false gospel or no gospel at all to repent and believe on Jesus for forgiveness of ALL of their sin and grace to live a life pleasing to Him in the power of the Spirit.

\\your chief blogger is affirming that we are 100 percent satanic.\\

No, I wasn't. I was 100% affirming that the RELIGION is satanic. Huge difference.
And the religion isn't 100% satanic. It's not even all that much wrong, quantity-wise. But that small quantity makes a huge difference!

\\that creates division in the movement to save babies\\

No, rather it exposes the division that already exists. The Roman Council of Trent created the division 480 years ago when it anathematised the true Gospel of grace.

\\your reputation will continue to suffer\\

Let our reputation be always and forever that we stood and relied on the Gospel and never compromised it.

And on a more personal note, my friend - you need to repent of following this false religion. It adds works to faith for justification, adds mediators in between a man and Jesus, and usurps for a mere man the titles of God the Father ("Holy Father"), God the Son ("alter Christus") and God the Holy Spirit ("Vicar of Christ") themselves. Repent and be saved and delivered from this madness. Flee to Christ. Repent and believe and bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Peace to you,

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