This is a re-post from the old Sola Scriptura Baptist Church blog at Friendster which was taken down due to Friendster overhaul.
Here at THE PRIMER we try to live up to our motto that, contrary to popular belief, we are really nice people. We do not claim to be soap opera stars whose primary role in the world is to cry when their hand gets called. We leave that up to our Filipino BBF friends.
When I get the chance, I get up and try to catch the sunrise at the beach and there spend my quiet time. All was going pretty majestic when a fellow by the name of Alex came up to hurl fireball questions toward my general direction. He saw that I had a Bible in my hand. I wondered if it was his calling in life to ruin people’s alone time. Unfortunately, the fellow had a familiar look in his eye and he sure was not there to simply inquire. He came to cross blades. I still had a hopeful eye on the sunrise- wishing that in my alone time I could be… um… alone.
And so it began. The battlegrounds were the History and Prophecy of the Roman Catholic Church. The stake was eternal glory. Well at least for him it was. Knowing I would not get a peaceful morning now, I was just hoping for my consolation – a banner breakfast.
Round one started. Without hesitation, our hero commenced with his spiel on the meaning of the word Catholic and skillfully tied it with their humble beginnings (with the apostles) onto their magnificent conquests (Rome itself). I wondered if the CFD’s actually come out with manuals since they all (at least the ones I have dealt with) start with the same speech and almost with the same gestures! He asked me if I had any contest that the origin of his church was biblical. I agreed and it seemed that I did to his surprise. I wondered why I was on the defense when he was the Catholic Faith Defender. The sun was in full view. He went on. I wondered where I could get a cold glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Maybe I can swing by the Farmer’s market when this is all over with.