The "TRUTH" about "Chapman University" vs "Catholic Religion" Bid
Transferred from the “BLOG” and posted as an editorial – By: Anonymous Posted: December 28, 2011 – 12:28 AM
A lot of SPIN has been put on the Catholic vs Chapman bids for the Cathedral. Many articles report that Robert H Schuller preferred the Catholic bid over the Chapman bid, because he felt that the Catholics were "The Mother Church."
LETS BE CLEAR...
The Crystal Cathedral was a part of the "PROTESTANT" denomination "Reformed Church In America" https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Reformed_Church_in_America
Robert H Schuller has always made clear by frequent verbal associations on the Hour OF Power about their affiliation with "Americas Oldest PROTESTANT Christian Denomination".. The Reformed Church In America, and CC/HOP are clearly aligned with this PROTESTANT denomination at many websites including their own
The members of Garden Grove Community Church and The Crystal Cathedral Congregation (and probably most of the extended CCM/ Hour of Power Family of Supporters, would have clearly identified themselves as PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS, and follower of Jesus Christ, NOT Catholics
Chapman University was founded by and is still a part of the "PROTESTANT" Christian denomination "The Disciple Of Christ"
Chapman made a very GENEROUS bid that would have given CC/HOP
A) The ability to remain aligned with a PROTESTANT CHRISTIAN denomination
B) The ability to continue using the Cathedral under most generous termsC) The possibility to buy back a portion of the campus, with built in financing at unbelievably favorable terms
D) A huge list of PERKS for the CC/HOP... NONE of which are in the Catholic bidE) Acquisition by Chapman would have put CC in the midst of the Chapman student body, and the outreach opportunities to the student body would have been COUNTLESS.
E) No doubt many of these students/families & possibly members of other "Disciple Of Christ Churches, would have become members/supporters of the CC/HOP ministry (providing the current band of pirates now leading the ministry to destruction were removed).
THE CATHOLIC BID
The other contender in the bidding war was "The Catholic Religion" (not PROTESTANT) but an organization steeped in corruption at the highest level...
A) Child and sexual abuse scandals...
B) MANY false doctrines including the deification and worship of MARY...
C) Saint worship (praying to and through supposed saints)...
D) False Doctrine of Purgatory...
E) Use of Idols as points of prayer and worship....
F) Empty repetitious prayer through Rosary (forbidden by scripture)..
G) Salvation through works and Penance vs Salvation ONLY by GRACE and through FAITH in the shed blood and finished work of the resurrected Jesus Christ ALONE (He is Not STILL On The Cross as falsely depicted by the Catholic Idols...
H) Exaltation and worship of "The POPE" as the HOLY SEE head of The Church vs JESUS CHRIST AS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH (there are many scripture references LOOK THEM UP) https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Papal_infallibility
I) The List of Catholic Error and False Doctrine goes on and on, and is well documented (try a Google Search for term "Catholic False Doctrine")... but this is not the place for that discussion (Many Protestant Theologians even suggest that Catholicism has many of the marks of a "CULT")
In my opinion the decision to choose the Catholic bid over Chapman University is a COMPLETE BETRAYAL & SLAP IN THE FACE to the 10's of Thousands of PROTESTANT Christian Members & Supporters who have built this PROTESTANT Ministry over the past 40 years...
Just wondering... What are your thoughts???
NO OFFENSE TO OUR BORN AGAIN SPIRIT FILLED CATHOLIC BROTHERS AND SISTERS IS INTENDED, AS THERE ARE MANY SINCERE CATHOLICS , WHO AFTER A LIFE CHANGING DECISION TO "ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS LORD & SAVIOR" HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO STAY WITHIN THE CATHOLIC RELIGION AS MISSIONARIES TO AFFECT CHANGE AND LEAD OTHERS TO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MASTER ...
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