Another Response

This a response to a blog that criticizes common Christian expressions. Original BloggerMe I’ll Pray for You“Oh that’s nice. So, what are you praying for? I do need to know so I can give you reports on how well you are doing. ” If they own up to what they are praying for: “Hmmm, okay, … Continue reading Another Response

Catholic Doctrine: The Immaculate Conception of the Ark of the New Covenant

The Immaculate Conception. The Ark of the New Covenant: two of the most misunderstood doctrines of the Church, so closely tied together! It's impossible to talk on one without the other. So what does these doctrine mean? More importantly, what do they not mean? The Immaculate ConceptionLet's do what we always do; let's go to … Continue reading Catholic Doctrine: The Immaculate Conception of the Ark of the New Covenant

The Three Stages of the Church

The Church is united and one, as we've discussed in a previous blog. This unity is not based on location, race, gender or any other identifying mark we use when referring to human 'oneness'. The Church is one because She shares the same founder (Christ), the same faith (Christianity), the same sacraments (the Eucharist etc), … Continue reading The Three Stages of the Church

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

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

Challenging the Watchtower- Part 2

This blog will be a challenge to Jehovah's Witnesses by simply asking questions. 1) The Bible says that ONLY God is our savior (Hos 13:4, Isa 43:11,45:21, etc.). How can it be then, that the Bible repeatedly says that Jesus Christ is our savior, and yet you claim Jesus is not God (Lk 2:11, Phil … Continue reading Challenging the Watchtower- Part 2