Another Look at the Roman Catholics | Little Lessons with David Servant

By | September 2, 2019


Another look at the Roman Catholics. Hi, welcome to today’s Little Lessons. If you’ve been watching the previous four
before this, you know that I did a little series on how to disagree without being disagreeable,
based on a real nice letter I got from someone who disagreed with a Little Lesson I gave
about, “Can Mormons be Christians?” And actually, they agreed a lot, but they
disagreed on basically one major point. So the last four of the lessons, we were looking
at that and I was just using the opportunity to also talk about true salvation and what’s
required of us, and so forth. So now on this Little Lesson, I’m gonna be
looking at another letter from another viewer who’s responding to a Little Lesson I did
on, “Can Roman Catholics be Christians?” And they also had some words of caution, just
like the person who wrote about Mormonism, and what they say is really good. I mean, it’s worth me telling you what they
said ’cause you could benefit because it’s rich and valuable. All right, so that’s why I’m gonna read it. But I’m also gonna read it, not only for the
information relative to Roman Catholicism, but also as another example of how to disagree
without being disagreeable. This is an extremely gracious letter. This is actually from friends of mine. I know them, I’ve actually stayed in their
house. They’ve got lovely kids, they’re a sold out
family for Jesus, and oh my goodness, they’re fantastic people and dear friends. So of course already, we have a relationship,
I’m gonna listen to what they have to say. And I know that on YouTube here, you can put
comments, and people write comments. I have a confession to make, I actually rarely
read those comments. I mean really rarely, and there’s two reasons. Not because I don’t appreciate the commentators
or don’t think they have something valuable to say, but the two reasons are, number one,
I’m an extremely busy person. I don’t just do these videos, this is actually
a little side thing I do. I direct a ministry that I founded about 16
years ago called Heaven’s Family and we’re working in 40 countries. We’ve got 35 US staff members or something,
I’m like the president. I can hardly believe I’m the president, but
I’m the president. And although I’ve got some great folks working
with me and working under me, I hate to say even under me ’cause they’re in many ways
above me, but they’re smart and they take a huge load off of my shoulders and so I get
to do this. But I still have a lot of email correspondence,
a lot of stuff going on, and I just don’t have the time. Maybe one day when I retire, I’ll be able
to start reading all those comments. The other reason I don’t read those comments
is because I’m scared to, quite honestly ’cause some people are so nasty. I never understood how people can think they’re
gonna persuade you through nastiness. I mean, they start off their comments with
condescending insults. Sometimes I get these long letters from people. They start off with these condescending insults
and I feel so sorry for them ’cause they wasted all their time ’cause I’m not gonna read … They
put up the wall, I’m not gonna read any further. Who would read any further? When friends come to me, people that I love
and have known for years, and if they have a disagreement and they start off with an
insult, I mean, that doesn’t help. A wall is built right away. It makes it very hard to receive from friends. Why would a stranger ever think that you’re
gonna persuade somebody by insulting them? Okay, so I think I’ve already said this, but
it bares repetition, if that’s you, you need to go back to school and look for the course
called Human Being 101 ’cause you probably don’t have many friends anyways if you haven’t
figured this out yet. If you want to persuade somebody, the way
to do it is love and graciousness and gentleness. Now here’s the letter from my friends. Listen to this. “Brother David” … Now it’s already it’s
off to a great start ’cause they’re reminding me that they think I’m a brother and so we’re
in a family. It’s already, hmm, my heart is opening up
to what they have to tell me. “Brother David, hope all is well with you.” Well, there we go, see they’re starting off
with thinking about me and that makes me feel good too. They care about me. “We have been enjoying some of your Little
Lessons.” Now when I read that word “some”, I got a
little ominous music going off in the background ’cause I knew they’re gonna something they
didn’t like or, no, maybe that would be too hard, we’ll see, but I got a little scared. “We’ve been enjoying some of the Little Lessons.” And I thought about, well, they’ve been enjoying
some, that’s a comment. “And wanted to provide some commentary on
one particular one.” Okay, now I see. There’s just one that they think that needs
some commentary. They didn’t start with saying, you’re an idiot
or you’re wrong or you’re stupid. “We want to provide some commentary …” Oh,
okay, well, I’m wide open to people’s commentary. “… on one particular one.” Now listen to the grace that continues. It just oozes from their first paragraph. “Please, feel free to do with that as you
please.” So, this is not a heavy, you have to conform
to what … if you don’t persuade, think it our way, it’s our way or the highway. No, we’re gonna toss this out for your consideration. You do what you want with it. “And please again, we are just sharing with
you some of our own experiences and background.” Oh, great and everyone has some experience
and background that’s worth sharing, I want to hear about it, okay. Listen to this humility. “We only know in part, but we know you are
a gracious man.” Oh, I’m feeling so good. In the next paragraph, they could tell me
I’m an idiot and I would probably accept it because this first paragraph has been so gracious. “We know you are a gracious man and will take
this as it was intended.” So, they’re just calming any fears that I
might have by all this love oozing out. “In fact, we have to say thanks for your ministry
as it continues to be a great blessing to our family.” Well, that’s just the first paragraph, I’m
wide open. My heart is wide open for anything they have
to say ’cause the love me and I like being loved. Don’t you like being loved? We all liked being loved. So she says, “We were Catholics and we, like
you, believe it is possible that Catholics can be true Disciples of Jesus Christ.” Now, there’s a great technique for persuading
somebody. First of all, find the common ground. Let’s not discuss what we disagree about,
let’s find out what we agree on first, and then we’ll that what we disagree is just a
small part of the whole spectrum of things we could disagree on. And we agree on most things, but we just have
this one little difference. So in the end, if they haven’t persuaded me,
we can still be friends and I don’t have to feel offended because we agree on most things. We’re seeing eye to eye, so there’s that affirmation. That’s very wise. “Having said all that … ” So now I know
the transition coming. “We never found the Lord in the trappings
of this manmade version of Christianity …” Speaking of Roman Catholicism. “And it’s only by the grace of God, calamity,
and actually the goodness of God that we found him.” So what they’re saying is, the Catholic Church,
we didn’t saved there. It was by the grace of God, something outside
of the Catholic Church is what caused to find Christ. I think that’s a lot of people’s testimony
and I understand why ’cause it’s easy to miss Jesus truly in the Roman Catholic church,
just as it is in many Protestant churches. You could totally miss the most fundamental
truths because of all the trappings and all the other manmade stuff. Okay, well, we’re out of time for today, so
we’ll pickup right here on the next Little Lesson as we talk about those Roman Catholics,
okay, that Jesus loves and died for. Hope to see you then.

10 thoughts on “Another Look at the Roman Catholics | Little Lessons with David Servant

  1. Watchwoman Post author

    Hi David- ThAnk you so much for the work you you’ve done! As for me, I DELETE AND BLOCK the comments from nasty people to keep the peace on my channel.

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  2. Wake up God Loves you Post author

    I was hoping if you could do one on Jehovah's witnesses.

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  3. John Schmuttermaier Post author

    Hello David. Love your program ‘little lessons’. Love too the way you present your view of various issues and relate it to scripture, which of course must have the final word. I think what I like best about you is your insights not just scriptural but in the dynamics of peoples psyches. I know you are busy and rarely read these comments as you note in this particular presentation and from what you actually responded to me in an earlier lesson. But, as I write here on your forum, I prefer to think that you are reading my texts as it makes what I say more personable and more meaningful for me, even though I realise this is most likely not the case. So I will keep the pretence going as it enables me to write more freely here.

    It’s a shame you do not have an outreach here in Brisbane Australia, as I would love to get back to a church that I feel I can relate to, and where I think I could make a solid contribution in return. Of late, I have been feeling a need to reengage with other Spirit-filled Christians once again. To this end I have been engaging with people on forums on Pinterest where Atheists tend to congregate. But I have found these debates with them to be unsatisfying. Atheists don’t like being ‘shown the light’ and when they find they can’t defend their position adequately they resort to abuse. But I have found, like you, that this sort of ‘attitude’ is not left at the feet of these Atheists. It tends to rear its ugly head in other areas and other spectrums as well.

    I don’t blame you for not wanting to engage with these sorts of people. Frankly, it can be sooo tiring! Normally I’m not one to leave a ‘discussion’ hanging, and would normally be fired up to take on a challenging prospect, but of late I am wondering why I bother at all. I mean, I also have a life. I am a successful business person. I am a published author. I was also a pretty good artist back in the day and am now becoming a pretty good photographer. I am also currently developing another business as well as writing two books and developing a series of workshops on how to win government tenders. I have won numerous multi-million dollar tenders with my previous highly successful business. So it’s not like I have a lot of time on my hands.

    Anyway, now that I have that off my chest, I’ll go and leave you in peace. God bless you and your family and I hope you, and everyone who follows your little lessons, have a wonderful Christmas and a truly blessed new year!

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  4. Arkangelos X Post author

    Protestants have 40 000 flavors. But they are broken from the tree. They go their own way and many are there for the money, to be honest. The Holy Catholic church, with all its faults, is the real church, founded by Jesus. 2000 years ago.

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  5. Michael Morin Post author

    After spending 33 years in the Protestant faith and all the the different doctrines and lack of authority of the teaching and differences the Catholic Church and it’s teaching make sense. Yes Catholics are born again in the water and the Holy Spirit and yes they accept Jesus in their hearts and in their mouth and in their tummy through the Eucharist. The Mass is beautiful it’s the ultimate form of worship. Most Catholics like many evangelicals or “born again Christians” are uneducated about the faith. If you talk to a Catholic that is well catechized I believe you will find that they have a “personal relationship” with Jesus as a Protestant would put it. Lots Of Symantecs differ from the Protestant understanding and the Catholic understanding. God bless you David. Peace be with you brother

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  6. figurefour633 Post author

    Another fake Christian with a fake message. Full of pride leading people away from God!

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  7. David Hogg Post author

    David, you might learn somethings if you took some time off talking and spent it reading? If you go on talking without reading; what that tells us is that what you, personally, have to say is so much better than any of the comments you might get. In other words, you are the intelligent and knowledgeable one and none of those who comment are anywhere near you in intelligence so it is not worth your time reading anything they write? That doesn't sound too humble, does it? Humility is the queen of virtues. You being busy is just an excuse, isn't it?

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  8. David Ortega Post author

    IN ORDER FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS TO GET SAVED FROM THE LAKE OF FIRE HELL. FIRE AND BRIMESTONE. THEY NEED TO LEAVE THAT CULT. OF PAGANISM AND WORSHIP OF IDOLS DEAD SAINTS AND. MARY AND THE LOVE OF THE WORLD. THEN GET. REBAPTIZED. BY IMMERSION. IN THE NAME. OF. JESUS CHRIST. LIKE IT SAYS IN ACTS. 2:38. ACTS. 8:16. ACTS 10:44-48. ACTS. 19. 1-7. MARK. 16:15-18. LUKE 24:44-49 THE. TRINITY. IS. A MAN. MADE. DOCTRINE. FULL OF. TRADITIONS. THE TRUE CHURCH. WAS FOUNDED IN THE. BOOK OF. ACTS. NOBODY IN THE BIBLE WAS EVER BAPTIZED WITH THE BAPTIZER SAYING. OVER THE REPENTED SINNER IN THE NAME.OF. THE FATHER. AND THE. SON. AND. THE HOLY. GHOST TITLES THE RCC PREACHES. LIES

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