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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (6239)11/27/2019 1:02:35 PM
From: Stan  Read Replies (1) of 6259
 
Mr. Hertz's view of Thanksgiving Day is pretty grim, but like other Christians, I see it as a day that the Trinitarian God is thanked, despite his view that the holiday is proof of the presence in America of "the Beast from the sea" (AKA Antichrist),

But I don't dispute all his observations about the secular aspects of America.

But we come to this: In "Our Apostolic Mandate," Pope Pius X clearly defined the Church's essential role in political affairs. He stated categorically, "The state cannot be built unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work. . .You cannot build a society without God." In Vehementer nos he had already anathematized separation of the state from the Church as "a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. . .guilty of a great injustice to God…" to Whom is owed "not only a private cult, but a social worship to honor Him."

In my understanding from what I can find in the New Testament, neither the Lord or His Eyewitnesses give even a hint that the Church had a mandate to establish the world's nations or societies in this age. That notion seems to have originated with Augustine hundreds of years after their time, and has been in the "DNA" of Roman Catholics, and their Protestant prodigy ever since. However, I respectfully demur because of its lack of Apostolic support.

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