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Monolatry
« on: July 23, 2011, 05:28:49 AM »
I suspect this is an old Jack Chick saw I've heard but I just wanted to make sure.

Does the RCC teach that the gods of other religions are real spiritual beings (though only the Christian God should be worshipped)?
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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 08:12:09 AM »
I suspect this is an old Jack Chick saw I've heard but I just wanted to make sure.

Does the RCC teach that the gods of other religions are real spiritual beings (though only the Christian God should be worshipped)?
I see no reason that many of the gods of the Old Testament could not have been demons.
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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 08:14:58 AM »
I suspect this is an old Jack Chick saw I've heard but I just wanted to make sure.

Does the RCC teach that the gods of other religions are real spiritual beings (though only the Christian God should be worshipped)?

Well, it is the teaching of Scripture...

"All the gods of the pagans are demons." Psalm 95:5

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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 08:18:27 AM »
I suspect this is an old Jack Chick saw I've heard but I just wanted to make sure.

Does the RCC teach that the gods of other religions are real spiritual beings (though only the Christian God should be worshipped)?

Well, it is the teaching of Scripture...

"All the gods of the pagans are demons." Psalm 95:5
Haha, thank you, Father.

Clearly, I need to read more.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2011, 08:18:41 AM by WetCatechumen »
"And because they have nothing better to do, they take cushion and chairs to Rome. And while the Pope is saying liturgy, they go, 'Oh, oh, oh, filioque!' And the Pope say, 'Filioque? That-uh sound nice! I think I divide-uh the Church over it!'" - Comrade Real Presence

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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 08:18:55 AM »
An older thread...

"All the gods of the pagans are demons"

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=20296.0

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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 08:43:50 AM »
I suspect this is an old Jack Chick saw I've heard but I just wanted to make sure.

Does the RCC teach that the gods of other religions are real spiritual beings (though only the Christian God should be worshipped)?
I see no reason that many of the gods of the Old Testament could not have been demons.
Yeah, that's what I figured they were. I'd just heard the RCC taught they were "something else."
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I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman

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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 09:12:47 AM »
I suspect this is an old Jack Chick saw I've heard but I just wanted to make sure.

Does the RCC teach that the gods of other religions are real spiritual beings (though only the Christian God should be worshipped)?
I see no reason that many of the gods of the Old Testament could not have been demons.
Yeah, that's what I figured they were. I'd just heard the RCC taught they were "something else."

Oh yes...definitely.  The RCC teaches something else!!

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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 09:14:46 AM »
Whatever one's questions, please do not seek the answers from Jack Chick.  :P
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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 09:26:35 AM »
Whatever one's questions, please do not seek the answers from Jack Chick.  :P

This site as well also seems to have been the source for many people's religious education.  :P
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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 01:37:08 PM »
I suspect this is an old Jack Chick saw I've heard but I just wanted to make sure.

Does the RCC teach that the gods of other religions are real spiritual beings (though only the Christian God should be worshipped)?
I see no reason that many of the gods of the Old Testament could not have been demons.
Yeah, that's what I figured they were. I'd just heard the RCC taught they were "something else."

Oh yes...definitely.  The RCC teaches something else!!
What is this something else?
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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2011, 03:20:08 PM »
Whatever one's questions, please do not seek the answers from Jack Chick.  :P

This site as well also seems to have been the source for many people's religious education.  :P

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Re: Monolatry
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2011, 03:49:05 PM »
Whatever one's questions, please do not seek the answers from Jack Chick.  :P
I don't remember ever actually seeing that from Jack Chick-just similarly anti-Catholic and schlocky websites with which I was enamored years ago.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe

I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman