I was ashamed that not once did he say they were pedophiles or rapists. Sins against chastity not rape or pedophilia. No calls for excommunication.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
If you can’t believe this, the rest of the bible is meaningless to you.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.
1. “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.”
2. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
3. “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.”
4. “Honor thy father and mother.”
5. “Thou shalt not kill.”
6. “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
7. “Thou shalt not steal.”
8. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
9. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.”
10. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
The Eight Beatitudes
The text of St. Matthew runs as follows:
Blessed are the poor in spirit : for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ( Verse 3 )
Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land. ( Verse 4 )
Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. ( Verse 5 )
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice : for they shall have their fill. ( Verse 6 )
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. ( Verse 7 )