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    World Religion & Speculative Theology - Thread: Ask a Christian - Pauline Christianity - a religion of the State?

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      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
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      Who is that? He has good stuff. I even read good answers from Ellen White sometimes but I dont link them anymore lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Imalive View Post
      Who is that? He has good stuff. I even read good answers from Ellen White sometimes but I dont link them anymore lol.
      He's a USA Calvinist guy. Presbyterian I think. He's popular among Presbyterians. Something of a teacher.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      Nope, that is not right. "The title Pontifex Maximus has for some centuries been used in inscriptions referring to the Popes, it has never been included in the official list of papal titles published in the Annuario Pontificio, which instead includes "Supreme Pontiff of the whole Church" (in Latin, Summus Pontifex Ecclesiae Universalis) as the fourth official title, the first being "Bishop of Rome." "
      It's the same title as the Supreme Pagan priest in pagan Rome, MC. No matter how desperately you want your supreme leader to be Christ's spokesman on earth, he still holds the title of head pagan priest.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
      It's the same title as the Supreme Pagan priest in pagan Rome, MC. No matter how desperately you want your supreme leader to be Christ's spokesman on earth, he still holds the title of head pagan priest.
      They should call pastors overseeers. Even church is a heathen word. It should be ecclesia.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
      It's the same title as the Supreme Pagan priest in pagan Rome, MC. No matter how desperately you want your supreme leader to be Christ's spokesman on earth, he still holds the title of head pagan priest.
      The facts differ from your stated claims. It had nothing to do with Constantine and is not an official title but it is of Roman origin and was a title used by emperors and other high officials signifying their religious leadership. Need any more be written?
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Imalive View Post
      They should call pastors overseeers. Even church is a heathen word. It should be ecclesia.
      The people who beat the Israelites in Egypt were called overseers. And church is English for "house of the Lord in Greek" kyriakon doma
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      The people who beat the Israelites in Egypt were called overseers. And church is English for "house of the Lord in Greek" kyriakon doma
      kerk

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      Quote Originally Posted by Imalive View Post
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      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      The facts differ from your stated claims. It had nothing to do with Constantine and is not an official title but it is of Roman origin and was a title used by emperors and other high officials signifying their religious leadership. Need any more be written?
      Other than the Bishop of Rome actively chose the title for himself?
      Can you say..."Power grab"?!

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