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  • [4] October 30, 2014 at 10:57am

    My father-in-law was given 6 months – he lived another 14 years

    I also had a friend who was given 2 years when his oldest daughter was in grade school
    He was told he would never see her graduate.
    He say her graduate from High School, College and Masters Program
    Died 6 months short of her wedding at the age of 25

  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 9:21am

    Many will point to the King James at this time as the summit and source of the authentic Bible.
    Well that brings up 2 questions.

    Why would Jesus establish a church that was to be “Bible Only” and wait over 1,500 years to provide the Bible part?

    And two, who was King James and by what authority did he get to publish the Bible?

    By the way the KJV has been re-written several times over the last 400 years.
    Once to remove several books which were originally included.

    Tell me what does the Bible say about adding to or removing from this book?

    So that brings us to our current time period.
    This is when the notion of a “Bible Only” church really began to take off.

    That is why we have 40,000+ Christian denominations and Non-denominations who all claim to read the same Bible; all being led by the same Holy Spirit; yet all disagree with one another over the interpretation.

    That’s an average of 5 new churches every day, allowing for those that fade away due to any number of reasons.

    Is that the “Bible Only” church you belong to?

    Don’t you just hate when facts get in the way of a good story?
    The truth is out there and you will be surprised by what you find.
    But you will only find lies and hate on the sites you use.
    Because you don’t want to know the truth, you only want to be right.

    Try reading a site that’s not anti-Catholic.

  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 9:14am

    Let’s jump ahead a few years. AD 401 – 1500. This is the time between the authentication on the books of the Bible and the movable type printing press. There were copies of the Bible at this time; however the process was very slow. It took a monk more than 2 years to hand copy each Bible. The cost for this hand written copy was approximately 3 years wages. Combine that with the fact that 90% of the population was illiterate and you once again are forced to come to the conclusion that a “Bible Only” church would not have been possible at this time.
    How about AD 1501-to 1900. Could we have a “Bible Only” church at this time? Finally, it is conceivable to even make the argument. But, we have problems. Which Bible? Are we to stick with the Catholic Bible which has been used for a century and a half, or are we to use the re-writes? Early on in this time frame we have many “versions” of the Bible being printed. Luther and others removed books that did not support his newly invented sola scriptura and sola fide. 11 Books were either edited or completely removed. Then you have groups like Watch Tower who re-write the re-writes and the LDS who come up with a completely new book.

  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 9:13am

    I’ve already proved the Catholic Church pre-dates Constantine by more than 300 years.

    The Catholic Church also pre-dates the Bible more than 300 years

    When did these Bible only churches begin?

    First off, nowhere does the Bible make the claim that it alone is the source and summit of all salvation.
    Nor does it ever claim to be to ONLY path to Jesus and then there is John 21:25.

    I hear your response already, please re-read 2 Timothy 3:16…when this was written, the New Testament had not yet been written much less complied and accepted as canon.

    With that being said, the New Testament has several references to the “church” being the arbiter of disputes where it comes to the faith. Paul calls the Church the bulwark and pillar of the faith. Jesus never once in quoted as saying “write this down” or “read my book”

    Anyway, could this “Bible Only” church have existed in the first century (AD 0-100)?
    Since most of the books had not been written until the latter half of the first century, we’ll have to go with no.

    How about the 2nd, 3rd or 4th centuries (AD 101-400)? The books were written, but so were dozens of other books too. The Church, which we’ve already established predates the Bible, had not yet declared which books made up the NT. And just as important, which did not. Once again no “Bible Only” churches during this time frame.

  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 9:09am

    Via Dolorosa is the road Jesus walked to the Cross.
    Not exactly. It’s the path or way, it was not a single “road”

    The Romans did not have a road from Pilates home to Golgotha.
    Truthfully Via Dolorosa (Latin,”Way of Grief”, “Way of Sorrows”, “Way of Suffering” or simply “Painful Way”) is a street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion.
    The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher—about 600 meters (2,000 feet)—is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage.

    The current route was established in the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions.

    It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross; there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. St Francis, a Catholic, “invention”.

    The alien thing is all you.
    You didn’t read the site you used.
    You simply needed an anti-Catholic point of view
    You are the one who linked the site
    You are the one who claimed it as some sort of authority
    You even tried to defend the aliens (“Here you go – read this from the Bible – is what is being described not “alien” to you”) Those are your words

    You are proven wrong so now it’s “I never said that”

    “The catholic “church” was founded by secular mankind”
    Prove it.

    I sure hope you use that laughable Constantine argument.

  • [2] October 23, 2014 at 4:19pm

    Timeline of how the Bible came to us

    AD 51-125 – The New Testament books are written.

    AD 367 The earliest extant list of the books of the NT, in exactly the number and order in which we (Catholics) presently have them, is written by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, in his Festal letter # 39.

    AD 382 Council of Rome (Pope Damasus heads this council to define a universal canon for all city-churches). Listed the New Testament books in their present number and order.
    AD 393 the Council of Hippo, which began “arguing it out.” Canon proposed by Bishop Athanasius.
    AD 397 The Council of Carthage, which refined the canon for the Western Church, sending it back to Pope Innocent for ratification. In the East, the canonical process was hampered by a number of schisms (esp. within the Church of Antioch).
    AD 787 The Ecumenical Council of Nicaea II, adopted the canon of Carthage.

    But you might be using the KJV.
    King James used a collection of men with little to no historical Greek knowledge. They used a transcript by a Catholic Desiderius Erasmus (1516)

    A.D. 1611 – The King James Version, also called the “Authorized Version” of the Bible is published.

    Unknown to most Protestants, the original 1611 King James Bible and the Bibles published for the use of the clergy and the church members until late in the 19th Century, contained 80 books.

    “Apocrapha” included.
    They were removed by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1885

  • [2] October 23, 2014 at 4:08pm

    When you read that Bible, thank the Catholic Church.

    Or maybe aliens dropped it from the sky in it’s current form

  • October 23, 2014 at 4:06pm

    “never been to that man’s website”? Ok
    but when you are called out on the “ALIENS” you said that was what was happening in Ezekiel.

    It matters not that you visit or belong to that website.
    You probably ended up there because of your browser history.

    I don’t care what website you get your “information” from. I asked you about aliens.
    You made a very weak attempt to defend it.

    We will know them by their fruit? Yes and so far your fruit has exposed you

    God commands you to go to wacky websites and spout off about ancient aliens?

    You might want to educate yourself before you attack others.
    Feel free to post more. With every post you prove exactly who you are.

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  • [4] October 23, 2014 at 3:49pm

    You might want to rethink your screen name.

    Via Dolorosa?
    Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) refers to a series of artistic representations, often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion.

    Catholic churches contain Stations of the Cross, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave, they are small plaques with reliefs or paintings.

    The tradition of moving around the Stations to commemorate the Passion of Christ began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Catholic Church.

    You named yourself after a Catholic Tradition
    LOL

  • [5] October 23, 2014 at 3:41pm

    Really? Then who did? Aliens?

    The second Bishop of Antioch, Syria, this disciple of the beloved Disciple John was consecrated Bishop around the year 69 by the Apostle Peter, the first Pope. A holy man who was deeply loved by the Christian faithful, he always made it his special care to defend “orthodoxy” (right teaching) and “orthopraxy” (right practice) among the early Christians.
    In 107, during the reign of the brutal Emperor Trajan, this holy Bishop was wrongfully sentenced to death because he refused to renounce the Christian faith. He was taken under guard to Rome where he was to be brutally devoured by wild beasts in a public spectacle.
    He was dedicated to defending the true teaching handed down by the Apostles so that the brothers and sisters in the early Christian communities, and we who stand on their shoulders, would never be led astray by false teaching. He urged them to always listen to their Bishops because they were the successors of the Apostles.

    Ignatius is also responsible for the first known use of the Greek word katholikos (καθολικός)to describe the church,

    It is from the word katholikos (“according to the whole”) that the word Catholic comes.

    When Ignatius wrote the Letter to the Smyrnaeans in about the year 107 and used the word catholic, he used it as if it were a word already in use to describe the Church. This has led many scholars to conclude that the appellation Catholic Church may have been in use as early as the 1ST Century

  • [2] October 23, 2014 at 2:30pm

    You also might want to read Daniel where he describes the Thrown of God.

    It has the same characteristics. Including the wheels, 4 animals and Cherubim

    Nobody ever claims Daniel say aliens

  • [2] October 23, 2014 at 2:15pm

    You might want to spend a little more time reading Ezekiel and a little less time watching Ancient Aliens.

    The sentence that says “had a vision” should give you a clue as to what is happening.

    Ezekeil is speaking symbolically. He is describing the thrown of God.

    But then again I’ve never met a 4 faced alien (man, lion, ox and eagle)

    The more you post, the more you expose yourself.

    Find the Church Jesus founded and never leave her.

  • [5] October 23, 2014 at 9:56am

    Via Dolorosa

    Are you saying you do or do not follow the teachings of the prophetic news and Christopher Gregory?

    Did you just use this site because it fits nicely with your anti-Catholic hate?

    “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
    ― Fulton J. Sheen

    and

    John Henry Cardinal Newman once said, “To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.”

  • [1] October 23, 2014 at 9:35am

    “No mention of your works though”
    Don’t just cherry pick the verses you like, read the whole Bible

    “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

    “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison ….

  • [1] October 23, 2014 at 8:56am

    Beware of Roma Downey?

    What about Christopher Gregory?

    A self professed “prophet”.
    No way that could be anything but holy.
    (Jim Jones, David Koresh, Muhammad)

  • [1] October 22, 2014 at 5:55pm

    The doctrine of Sola Fide (Faith ALONE) says he has done all he needs to do.
    Nothing else is required. Certainly not works.

    He proclaimed his faith in Jesus by becoming a Christian….that’s it done deal.

    BTW Faith Alone is a man-made lie invented by Martin Luther while “sitting on the privy (toilet) in the tower”

    “We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides… No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day.”
    (‘Let Your Sins Be Strong, from ‘The Wittenberg Project;’ ‘The Wartburg Segment’, translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther’s Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521).

  • [3] October 22, 2014 at 5:44pm

    Sola Fide? Yet another man-made lie.

    Faith alone or faith plus works?

    It’s not either Faith or Works its Both Faith and Works

    Works is how we show our cooperation with God’s plan.

    Jesus’ own words in MT 25:31-46 destroys Sola Fide

    Jam 2:24 – a man is justified by works and not by faith alone
    Jam 2:26 – faith without works is dead
    Gal 5:6 – only thing that counts is faith working in love
    1 Cor 13:2 – faith without love is nothing
    Jn 14:15 – if you love me, keep my commandments
    Mt 19:16-17 – if wish to enter into life, keep commandments

    The inventor of “faith alone” (Martin Luther) said don’t worry about sinning in fact “sin boldly” because all you need is faith

    Good Works
    Mt 7:21 – not lord lord, but he who does the will of the father
    Mt 19:16-17 to have life, keep my commandments
    Jn 14:21 he who keeps my commandments loves me
    Rom 2:2-8 eternal life by perseverance in good works
    Gal 5:4-6 nothing counts but faith working through love
    Eph 2:8-10 we are created in Christ Jesus for good works
    Phil 2:12-13 work out salvation with fear and trembling

    Judged according to Deeds
    Rom 2:5-8 – God will repay each man according to his works
    2 Cor 5:10 – recompense accord to what did in body
    2 Cor 11:15 – their end will correspond to their deeds
    1 Pet 1:17 – God judges impartially according to one’s works
    Rev 20:12-12 – dead judged according to their deeds
    Col 3:24-25 – will receive due payment for whatever you do

    Jesus said you will be judged by what you do not by faith alone

  • [2] October 22, 2014 at 5:38pm

    Rap

    How did Jesus give the Gospel? Did he hand Paul a book?
    Sola Scriptura is another man-made lie.

    Bible Alone or Bible plus Tradition?
    1 Cor 11:2 – hold fast to traditions I handed on to you
    2 Thes 2:15 – hold fast to traditions, whether oral or by letter
    2 Thess 3:6 – shun those acting not according to tradition
    Jn 21:25 – not everything Jesus said is recorded in Scripture
    Mk 13:31 – heaven & earth shall pass away, but my word won’t
    Acts 20:35 – Paul records a saying of Jesus not found in gospels
    2 Tim 1:13 – follow my sound words; guard the truth
    2 Tim 2:2 – what you heard entrust to faithful men
    2 Pet 1:20 – no prophecy is a matter of private interpretation
    2 Pet 3:15-16 – Paul’s letter can be difficult to grasp & interpret
    1 Peter 1:25 – God’s eternal word = word preached to you
    Rom 10:17 – faith comes from what is heard
    1 Cor 15:1-2 – being saved if you hold fast to the word I preached
    Mk 16:15 – go to whole world, proclaim gospel to every creature
    Mt 23:2-3 – chair of Moses; observe whatever they tell you

    St Athanasius (AD 360) “let us note that the very tradition, teaching and faith of the Catholic Church from the beginning, which the Lord gave, was preached by the Apostles and was preserved by the Fathers. On this was the Church founded; and if anyone departs from this, he neither is nor any longer ought to be called a Christian…” Four Letters to Serapion of Thmius 1,28.

    AD360? That’s still nearly 30 years before the Bible

  • [4] October 22, 2014 at 4:44pm

    “The rapture is a world wide event and you are going to see it with your own eyes”

    So now your a prophet? You know I will see the rapture?
    In the 184 years since the man-made invention of the “rapture”, people have “prophesized” many times. I don’t need to tell you how they were all wrong do I.

    Pre-trib rapture in a man-made lie.
    You are spreading this lie while “sitting in judgment” over all “cult member Christians”

    Yea, you deserve to be raptured (LOL)

  • [5] October 22, 2014 at 4:27pm

    Luke 15:7
    I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

    OR you could react in a judgmental way and imply he is a member of a “mystic cult”

    Good thing you will go through the tribulation, maybe that will soften your heart.

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