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Old 07-19-2005, 12:17 AM   #21
Red Beetle
Dojo: Ithaca
Location: Tennessee
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 97
Re: Catholic Aikidoka

Dear August Valenti,

Let me bless you with a few little citations from my favorite Confession of Faith which was written in 1643.

"There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof."
(The Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 15, section 6)

Simply put, the Pope is Antichrist!

"In which respects, popish monastical vows of perpetual single life, professed poverty, and regular obedience, are so far from being degrees of higher perfection, that they are superstitious and sinful snares, in which no Christian may entangle himself."
(WCF, chptr 12, section 7)

Such popish vows lead to and encourage the now common homosexual catholic priesthood which causes so much suffering and scandal to all the little male children they molest.

Here is another classic citation from the good ol Heidelberg Catechism penned 1563:

Q. 80. What difference is there between the Lord's supper and the Popish Mass?

Answer: The Lord's supper testifies to us that we have a full pardon of all sin by the ONLY sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which he himself has once accomplished on the cross; and that we by the Holy Ghost are ingrafted into Christ, who according to his human nature is now not on earth, but in heaven at the right hand of God his Father, and will there be worshiped by us--but the mass teaches that the living and the dead have not the pardon of sins through the sufferings of Christ, unless Christ is also daily offered for them by the priests; and further, that Christ is bodily under the form of bread and wine, and therefore is to be worshiped in them; so that the mass, at bottom, is nothing else than a denial of the one sacrifice and sufferings of Jesus Christ, and an accursed idolatry.

The Roman Catholic Church-state rejects the Bible as the sole authority in all matters of religion. Catholicism rests its faith on the Pope, human traditions, and the blasphemous magisterium.

The Bible alone is the sole Axiom of the Christian faith. The Bible alone is the Word of God.

"And from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Tim 3:16). Note the universal indicators in the above verse. The Scripture is sufficient to perfect the Christian man. No Popes, human tradition, apostolic succession, ect is needed.

There is much mystical non-sense in Aikido.
I can see the attraction between Aikido and devout Roman Catholics.
Erasmus of Rotterdam could probably have Folly write down a few lines explaining why.
The superstition of 'Ki' parallels with many mystical powers Catholics believe they receive by praying to Mary, saints, and so on. Birds of a feather....

Thank God for Martian Luther, who nailed his 95 theses on Wittenburg castle-church October 31st, 1517! The date signifies the start of modern civilization.

Aikido, like Christendom, needs to be Reformed.

For help ending your Roman Catholic nightmare see the essays found at:

For help in understanding the logical coherent application of Judo, Jiu-jitsu and Aikido, then see:

our Aikido section is on its way!

Red Beetle

Sola Scriptura
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Sola Christo
Sola Deo Gloria
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