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John thinks the Pope should sell the Vatican    and replace it with a ramshackle hut! 


John Patterson says: Sorry mate, I cannot belong to a church where those who lead it do not sacrifice themselves to the utmost. You'd probably have a better argument when the Pope sells the Vatican and moves it into a ramshackle hut. :)

Lenny Alt says: John, you have the argument of Judas on your side.  Judas said, Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor? (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it) (Jn 12:5-6). Judas said this when Mary anointed Jesus feet with costly perfume oil.  He wanted the money for himself.  Have you forgotten to notice the multimillion dollar mansions of some of your own Evangelical Pastors?  It appears that in your greed, you are jealous of the goods of others while ignoring your own backyard.  It would be a good thing if people went beyond physical wealth and sought the spiritual wealth in Jesus.  

John, Jesus has a message for you and the other Juda's of this world, Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial.  You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me (Jn 12:7-8).  In my Church we have bad example as well.  For example, Peter denied Jesus three times; Judas sold Him for 30 pieces of silver and none of the Apostles except for John was there at his crucifixion. If bad example is a reason too not be a part of the Catholic Church founded by Jesus and the Apostles, then Jesus should not have died for the Church and yet He did.

John, you point to the perceived sins of others while ignoring your own sins; this is the example of the Pharisees who in their hypocrisy, opposed Jesus. They were shocked by the company Jesus kept because he associated with sinners.  "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and SINNERS" (Lk  5:30).  Yes, John, you do have a Biblical precedent in Scripture; however, it is the example of Judas, who was critical of Jesus,  why was this perfume not sold and the money given to the poor?

In my Church, we encourage the forgiveness of sins of our own members.  Please repent of your own sins rather than, pointing to the perceived sins of others, unless of course you think it is a good thing to imitate the hypocrasy of Judas and the Pharisees and scribes! 

I would love to hear from anyone who agrees with John Patterson.   However, when you do, please show us a picture of your church before it was sold and a photograph of the ramshackle hut you have now.  Thanks!

THE VATICAN'S WEALTH:  http://www.spiritdaily.net/Vaticancash.htm

MORE OF THE SAME:  https://churchpop.com/2016/07/12/church-serves-world-numbers/