Originally Posted by RamboPreacher
yes, many. especially because the "corporal works of mercy" is taught as a RCC doctrine. most (non RCC) Christians believe in compassion and taking care of orphans and widows, etc, but the name "corporal works of mercy", in and of itself is a RCC doctrinal teaching, and is widely practiced.
Just like I could say (and have used this example before), that many (non RCC) Christians believe in the immaculate conception, but when they come to understand the "real" meaning in the RCC doctrine and that it is directly related to Mary being born sinless - many (again, non RCC) Christians will change their mind on that topic)
"mercy showing" is a "good" thing, but is not a "requirement" in being a "Christian". I would personally like to see more, but that's just me.
Whether it is doctrine or not doesn't really matter though right? It is right there in the bible whether you call them the corporal works of mercy or not correct?
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