Home is where the cat is
- Oct 2, 2002
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- Long Island, New York
Bless you, my dear Thorin! Whoever told you THAT!? My goodness! A ten second perusal of Church history - East and West - would make any such assertion by anyone a matter of ridicule and derision! The Church is a hospital for sinners, not some sort of glorious reliquery full of spotless saints! It is the Ark of Salvation, but like the first ark, it has a tendency to fill with effluvia unless it is constantly cleaned up!Thorin said:FINALLY!!! At least some recognition that the church was wayward and corrupt in many areas for a time! That is pretty much all I wanted some admission on and not that everything the church has done has been God-breathed and endorsed without error.
Now, is there a "perfect, Godly Church"? YES! It is called "the Church Triumphant (we belong to the Church Militant) which is made up of those who have already "run the race" that St. Paul mentioned and have taken their place in the Lord's Kingdom. We, however, who are still "running" that race and "fighting" that battle have to put up with the vagries of our fallen natures and all that that entails - yes, including error and even wickedness done in the name of the Church and even of God Himself. To expect perfection is to misunderstand utterly what the Church is all about.