Originally posted by Bromage
Christianity used to be the sacrifice of onesself for the benefit of all mankind. That is what Christ himself wanted to show us through his crucifixion. He used to encourage us to take only what money and material posessions we needed to survive, and share the rest with others who were more needy. He taught that we should not judge, persecute or retalliate ...[text shortened]... le Jesus was never anything more than a simple carpenter! The list of contradictions never ends.
Yes all Christians are to follow THE WORD OF GOD, to the fullest. yes there have pretend to be christians through out the ages. Those of whom that given CHRIST a beating again and again. There have been Christians that have tried to crucify over and over.
THE WORDS OF CHRIST, stand true today. Most Christians today follow the teachings of CHRIST. Most Christians know that only way to GOD is only through CHRIST.
What you are saying does have some truth in it. The forces of evil(satan) has invaded Christianity, there is no doubt. But there are many of the Christian Faith that hold true to the faith of, THE WORD OF GOD. Everyone that professes to be a Christian is not. If you follow and believe THE WORD OF GOD, you can tell who is and who is not.
The Pope is not head of the faith in JESUS CHRIST. Nor is He the head of the Christian Church. He is only head of the Catholic church. Which is totally different. Yes through the Catholic Church there have been perscecution of the rest of the world and fellow Christians. Yes the the Pope and the rest of the Catholic church is guilty.
But you can not but the blame on THE WORD OF GOD. Or the followers of THE WORD OF GOD.
All of the Ministry of JESUS CHRIST, does not live in splendour and Luxury. Not all the Ministry of CHRIST have large Church buildings and bank accounts. Not to say the Christian church as a whole does have a lot of repenting to do. And we better repent before the return of JESUS CHRIST, when our sins will be held against us.