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Benjamin: If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
Apr 11, 2021 7:29:15 GMT -5
Benjamin: But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
Apr 11, 2021 7:31:20 GMT -5
Pacelli: Lawsuits are very unfortunate, I agree. The money should not have been taken in the first place, or paid back once the canons were made clear that it could not have been taken, and it could have easily been avoided.
Apr 11, 2021 7:47:28 GMT -5
EricH: Hi Benjamin, perhaps it would have been better if I didn't file the lawsuit, but the Church doesn't teach that Catholics should avoid using the secular legal system.
Apr 11, 2021 10:48:35 GMT -5
EricH: I would have been happy to submit the matter to the judgment of a wise man who could judge between brethren. That is infinitely better than the secular legal system.
Apr 11, 2021 10:50:31 GMT -5
Benjamin: EricH-> Paul doesn't teach that believers should avoid using the secular legal system. In fact, Paul in Romans 13 makes it very clear that this very system is unavoidable.
Apr 11, 2021 19:50:18 GMT -5
Benjamin: Paul here, is exposing the rotten condition of the hearts of his brethren. By his rebuke, he's not forbidding them to use it (legal system), rather he explains how wicked and ungodly it is to expect justice from an unjust system run by non-believers.
Apr 11, 2021 19:59:56 GMT -5
Clotilde: That’s just so infuriatingly unjust. I know you’ve made peace, Eric. But still! I cannot fathom doing what they did. Thank you for warning others.
Apr 11, 2021 20:04:02 GMT -5
Benjamin: "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." (1 Corinthians 6:12)
Apr 11, 2021 20:04:13 GMT -5
Benjamin: EricH-> I'll check out and the read the letter maybe tonight.
Apr 11, 2021 20:06:43 GMT -5
EricH: Thanks Clotilde and Benjamin
Apr 15, 2021 15:12:29 GMT -5
Benjamin: I like you guys. I will probably join this forum. I'm seriously thinking about becoming Catholic. I now know for sure that Protestantism is false. Where do I begin if all the Churches/Priests are corrupt? Am I too late??? I am scared and I fear the LORD...
Apr 16, 2021 17:14:59 GMT -5
Benjamin-01: P.S. EricH: I am sorry for what happened to you. I gather though, that these experiences have made you more resilient. Peace
Apr 16, 2021 18:02:26 GMT -5
Benjamin-01: And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. (Exodus 20:20)
Apr 16, 2021 18:23:56 GMT -5
Pacelli: Benjamin, you are not to late. Clearly God is moving you or you would not be open to this. The state of the Church is complicated right now, but it is still intact and the four marks are present, it's just harder to find right now.
Apr 16, 2021 18:51:54 GMT -5
Benjamin-01: Pacelli -> You got that part right! I've been looking for it (The TRUE Church) for seven (7) years...
Apr 16, 2021 22:33:10 GMT -5
inquirer: Hello Mr.Gadjewski. I am interested in the SSPX but am hesitant to make any steps towards involvement unless a couple of basic points can be clarified and I hope you would be able to help me to understand since you are an authority on the subject. 1) does
May 29, 2021 8:46:35 GMT -5
Pacelli: I think you have the wrong forum. There is no member here named Mr. Gadjewski.
May 29, 2021 10:46:09 GMT -5