Catholic Doctrine: The Four Marks of the Church of Christ

THE FOUR MARKS OF THE CHURCH The Church has always considered there to be four marks of identification; these marks point to the authenticity of the Church in question, and so must be visible that the Church in question can be identified as 'true'. The Four Marks: One: The Church in question must be truly … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: The Four Marks of the Church of Christ

A Response to ‘A Case for Christmas critique.’

https://clubschadenfreude.com/2020/12/23/not-so-polite-dinner-conversation-a-case-for-christmas-critique-part-4/ A Response to a Response: Yes, we're doing thathttps://clubschadenfreude.com has responded to a book by Lee Strobel, 'A Case For Christmas.' I haven't read it, it's not the sort of Christian book I enjoy because it's a very specific topic. As usual, the author's words will be in italic, mine in standard text. But … Continue reading A Response to ‘A Case for Christmas critique.’

Response to ‘Not So Polite Dinner Conversation’ on the topic of free will

This is a blog in response to 'Not So Polite Dinner Conversation' blog. In the blog the author claimed that the Bible doesn't support the concept of free will. As a Catholic, I'd obviously disagree.To support the claims, the author copies several passages that were put forward by 'biblestudytools.com' that supposedly suggest free will, and … Continue reading Response to ‘Not So Polite Dinner Conversation’ on the topic of free will

Catholic Doctrine: Mary: The Virgin

Who is Mary?Let's start with the basics, and not assume that people know what the Church believes. Mary was a Jewess from the Israelite tribe of Judah; this means that the Blessed Virgin was a descendent of King David, as was her Son, Jesus of Nazareth.According to Church tradition, Mary was dedicated to God at … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: Mary: The Virgin

My Rejection of Protestantism

I was a Protestant for over a decade, and I prided myself in my knowledge of Protestant Systematic Theology, scriptural knowledge, and history. I was versed in the teachings of Luther and Calvin, and loved the principles of Calvinism. So why, after over ten years, did I decide to come home to the Catholic Church? … Continue reading My Rejection of Protestantism

A Conversation with an Atheist

A: Religion: Society’s accepted mental illness.Me: In what sense?A: The belief that a god impregnates a virgin to give birth to himself, then sacrifices himself to himself to save you from himself. That’s obsessive compulsive neurosis.Me: It would be odd, if we phrased it like that. But we understand the person who is being sacrificed … Continue reading A Conversation with an Atheist

A Conversation with a Modalist

Modalist: 1 Timothy 2:5 For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. Me: We agree. There is one unique mediator that can reconcile man with God- Jesus. We don't believe Mary can reconcile God with humanity. Let's read what else Paul says: "First of all, then, … Continue reading A Conversation with a Modalist

Challenging Modalists/Oneness Pentecostals

Modalism is the doctrine of Sabelius, who taught that the Father became the Son, who in turn became the Holy Spirit. Modalists teach that these 'forms' are not three, distinct, co-present persons, but rather one person operating in different 'modes' through the plan of salvation; hence 'modalism.' Let's just ask some simple questions:Jesus is the … Continue reading Challenging Modalists/Oneness Pentecostals

Catholic Doctrine: The Eucharist

What is the Eucharist?The key doctrine of the Church is the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. Jesus gave us the Eucharist, telling us that the bread 'is' His Body, the wine 'is' His blood. We take these gifts into ourselves, thus becoming more like Jesus through God's grace. While other sacraments, such as baptism and confession … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: The Eucharist