Catholic Verses - 95 Bibles Passages That Confound Protestants?
A MULTIPLICITY OF DIVISIONS IS A BAD THING
Pages 22-23: 1 Corinthians 11:18-19: "For, in the first place, when you assemble as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it, for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized." This passage illustrates that St. Paul had the same high concern for oneness and unity in the Body of Christ that our Lord Jesus expressed in our last passage (so that the Catholic emphasis on doctrinal homogeneity is thoroughly biblical).
Note: Saint Paul is in disagreement with this contentious author as there are many churches but one spiritual body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
Page 23: But Protestants disagree. The same Protestant debate opponent whom I cited in the last example argued that heresy in the modern sense of the word was absolutely to the context of 1 Corinthians 11:18-19.
Note: The author as cult members do drew his conclusion that is not in context to the quoted Scripture.
1 Corinthians 11:17-22 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you. Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lordís Supper. For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk. What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.
Note: These verses are Saint Paul's instructions on how the Eucharist is to be observed and its purpose.
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