Sunday, October 15, 2017

"the Father knoweth me" - Need to Review Vatican's Theology


Need to Review Vatican's Theology

In the Roman Empire, the literacy rate is believed to be between 10 to 20%.  It means most of Roman citizens could not read the Gospels written in Greek.  But in the Roman Empire, most contents of the Christian theology were fixed, however, through various discussions and conflicts among Christian leaders involving some Roman emperor.

The Western Roman Empire fell in 476, but the theology of Christianity fixed in the Empire was carried out by the Vatican.  Then, the Middle Ages started, where the literacy rate of Europeans is believed to be about 5%.  It means almost nobody of the general public could read the Bible written in Greek or translated into Latin.  And the Vatican did not encourage people to learn Latin or Greek to read the Bible or the learned people to translate the Greek/Latin Bible into local European languages such as German.

It was about in 1500 that the Bible was translated into local languages and printed or copied in large quantity tanks to Gutenberg, Martin Luther and other scholars or priests who had objection to the Vatican's policy.  It means that almost for 1,000 years from the fall of the Western Roman Empire around 500 to the emergence of Gutenberg and Luther around 1500, Christianity was taught by Catholic priests to general Europeans who could neither have the ability to read the Bible nor chances of reading the Bible.  And, the Vatican never reviewed its Christian theology set before the fall of the Empire.

So, immediately after the fall of the Roman Empire, God gave Islam to Arabs, etc.  But the Vatican did not think about implication of this God's decision but continued its biased way of practice and teaching of Christianity.

Today, everybody can read the Bible.  Hundreds of millions of people, including Protestants, Judaists, and Muslims, should have different views from the Vatican theology on Christianity.

The Vatican should at least review its theology worked out more than 1,500 years ago.
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Joh 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Joh 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.