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  • [10] July 29, 2014 at 2:01pm

    If the Catholic Church founded by Jesus Christ can’t drive out demons, then who can?

    When our Lord was on earth, he had the same problem. He was driving demons out, and some said he was doing this by the power of the devil. How did Jesus respond? He said, “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand; that is the end of him” (Mk 3:23-26).

    The Catholic Church drives out the devil, too. This practice is called exorcism. No one can deny that the Catholic Church has been doing exorcisms on people and driving out Satan for nearly two millennia.

    We shouldn’t be surprised when such charges are made against the Catholic Church. Jesus told us, “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master; it is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household” (Mt 10:24–25).

    Luke 9
    When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases

    John 20
    21Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive anyone’s sins, their si

  • [1] July 29, 2014 at 1:50pm

    “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
    ― St. Thomas Aquinas

  • [6] July 29, 2014 at 12:38pm

    Protestants consider forgiveness of sin and the debt due to sin (or necessary penace) as the same.

    It is impossible for us to completely pay for the debt due to our sin, but God wants us to participate.
    It is no different then if you raise your child to have to work off having broken a window (which you actually fix) by him doing some chores. It is the leason that there is a need to make amends, take responsibility and reconcile.

    In the case of purgatory substituting for God’s forgiveness, that is a mistake. One must be sorry for their sins to be forgiven, and purgatory is for purging imperfections prior to being admitted to heaven.
    Some of the Pharisees must have asked for forgiveness at some time up to their death to be saved. If saved, they would then need to be purified. If they were obstinant in their sin, there is no purgatory. Purgatory is only for those saved but not yet purified. For nothing unclean may enter Heaven.

  • [5] July 29, 2014 at 12:24pm

    Mt 5:26 – you will not be released until paid last penny
    Mt 12:32 – sin against Holy Spirit unforgiven in this age or the next
    2 Macc 12:44-46 – atoned for dead to free them from sin
    1 Cor 3:15 – suffer loss, but saved as through fire
    1 Pet 3:18-20; 4:6 – Jesus preaced to the spirits in prison
    2 Tim 1:16-18 – Paul prays for dead friend Onesiphorus
    1 Cor 15:29-30 – Pal mentions people baptizing for the dead

    Let’s say a child throws a rock through the neighbors window
    The child goes to the neighbor and apologizes.
    The neighbor accepts the apology.
    That’s it? What happens to the broken window?

    Purgatory, among other things was universally taught in the early Church, as can be demonstrated by a study of patristic writings. Consider the many quotations from the Fathers

    Unlike Faith Alone which was invented by Martin Luther in the 16th century “while sitting on the privy in the tower” (his own words)

  • [5] July 29, 2014 at 12:16pm

    Good works are required by God because he requires obedience to his commands (Mt 6:1-21, 1 Cor 3:8, 13-15) and promises to reward us with eternal life if we obey (Mt 25:34-40, Rom 2:6-7, Gal 6:6-10, Jas 1:12). But even our obedience is impossible without God’s grace; even our good works are God’s gift (Rom 5:5, Phil 2:13)
    This is the real biblical plan of salvation.

    Demons know (have faith) that Jesus is Lord, does that knowledge save them too?
    Assurance of Salvation?
    Mt 7:21 – not everyone saying Lord, Lord will inherit
    Mt 24:13 – those who persevere to the end will be saved
    Rom 11:22 – remain in his kindness or you will be cut off
    Phil 2:12 – work out your salvation in fear and trembling
    1 Cor 9:27 – drive body for fear of being disqualified
    1 Cor 10:11-12 – those thinking they are secure, may fall
    Gal 5:4 – separated from Christ, you’ve fallen from grace
    2 Tim 2:11-13 – must hold out to end to reign with Christ
    Hb 6:4-6 – describes sharers in Holy Spirit who then fall away
    Heb 10:26-27 – if sin after receiving truth, judgment remains

    Mt 5:48 – be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect
    Heb 12:14 – strive for that holiness w/o which cannot see God
    Jam 3:2 – we all fall short in many respects
    Rev 21:27 – nothing unclean shall enter heaven
    1 Jn 5:16-17 – degrees of sins distinguished
    Jam 1:14-15 – when sin reaches maturity gives birth to death
    2 Sam 12:13-14 – David, though forgiven, still punished fo

  • [5] July 29, 2014 at 12:13pm

    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

    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

    “salvation by works,” this is an empty accusation.
    This idea has been consistently condemned by the Church.

  • [5] July 29, 2014 at 12:08pm

    Your knowledge of what Catholics comprehend is wrong.

    Since the first written reference to the Catholic Church dates back to AD107 (St. Ignatius of Antioch), Catholics have been following the teachings of Jesus Christ through His hand pick disciples for 2,000 years.

    anathema.” means damned? Wrong
    Anathema means the same thing as excommunication.

    Doesn’t excommunication send a person to hell?
    Wrong again
    The intention of an excommunication is just the opposite. It is intended to show the person that he is outside the communion of the Church and that he must turn away from the wrong he is committing and be reconciled. Christ said he came to save, not to condemn. Christ gave us the sacraments to bring us to heaven. It is these sacraments the Church wishes the excommunicated would return to

    For the record: Catholic’s believe we are saved by the grace of God ALONE. An unmerited gift. Nothing we do or believe can save us. Only God saves, through Jesus. No one can earn salvation.

    Faith Alone? (That man-made lie)

    James 2: 14-18
    What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day,and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well, ” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

  • [7] July 29, 2014 at 11:44am

    I gave you 5 weeks for activity.
    You want brain formation?

    Week 1-2: The egg gets implanted into the uterine wall, and conception is considered as two weeks old.
    Week 3: Although it is still an embryo in its definition and formation, the backbone, cardiovascular system and the brain begin to form.
    Week 4: In this phase, the embryo further develops the three brain sections; forebrain, middle brain and hind brain, along with the optical stalk.
    Week 5: As the brain continues to develop, other organs like the circulatory system begin to function with all four chambers of the heart present. The facial features begin to develop, with a clear distinguished vision (through ultrasound) of arms and legs, complete with fingers.
    Week 6: This week sees the formation of the brain hemispheres and also some wave activity. The neural tube that connects the brain and spinal cord also closes in this duration.
    Week 7: By this week, the brain is growing at a rapid rate.
    Week 8: In this week, the head is quite large, as compared to the rest of the body. The development of the hind brain, responsible for regulating heartbeat, breathing and all concerned muscle movements also begin now.
    Week 9: The nervous system, by now, is quite developed for proper functioning.
    Week 10: The genitals begin to develop at this stage, determining the sex of the fetus. Brain development is also very rapid as the brain is forming 250,000 neurons per minute.

    By 10 weeks you could have a female child…war

  • [8] July 29, 2014 at 11:32am

    according to Nuerologist:
    “the central nervous system of an embryo begins to develop in a sequence from “tail” to head. The brain tissue and the creation of a spinal cord are some of the early structures that begin the development process of the nervous system, but it will be longer before they are fully functioning. In the fifth week after conception the first synapses begin forming in an embryo’s spinal cord. Conception is when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus and synapses are what connections of nerves are called. By the sixth week, these early neural connections permit the first movements of an embryo. The woman will not feel these movements but researchers can detect the movement through ultrasound imaging.”

  • [2] July 29, 2014 at 10:58am


    Demons not responsible for sending text.

    Text were actually sent by anti-Catholic haters from Blaze comment section

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  • [2] July 29, 2014 at 10:46am

    Leave a virus, a cancer, a parasite alone inside a woman’s body for 9 months,
    you get DEATH

    Leave a fertilized human egg inside a woman’s body for 9 months,
    you get LIFE

  • [18] July 29, 2014 at 10:42am

    What happens when a woman has strong religious beliefs that she should kill her toddler?
    or 6 month old?
    1 week old?

    Life is the ultimate question.
    Does it start with leaving the mother’s body? When the heart starts beating? When there is brain activity? When it’s viable outside the womb?

    Heart beat at 3 weeks
    Brain activity 5 weeks
    Viability, that is earlier and earlier as medical technology develops

    Life begins at conception

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  • [1] July 29, 2014 at 10:33am

    “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”


  • [4] July 28, 2014 at 5:24pm

    You left Peter because of Judas?

  • [3] July 23, 2014 at 6:24pm

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  • [4] July 23, 2014 at 5:42pm

    Luther removed eleven books from the canon of the Bible
    Seven books and parts of Esther and Daniel from the OT
    and four from the NT — because he couldn’t make them conform to his new doctrines.

    He especially hated 2 Maccabees because it contains evidence of the purification of souls after death. The NT books were Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation. The NT books were restored by his followers in the 17th century, but they let his cuts to the OT stand.

    Luther was a very troubled soul who changed the Bible to fit newly man-made tradition.

  • [3] July 23, 2014 at 5:40pm


    Interesting addendum. Although Luther may have united all of Germany under a single language. The point of my post was that Luther modified his Bible translation to fit his newly invented Sola Fide doctrine.

    Luther also (among other things) approved the bigamous marriage of Philip of Hesse — and when the new bride’s mother exposed him, he lied about it, then finally had to admit it. He said he would rather a man have two wives than one divorce.
    He also approved polygamy. He said he could find nothing in Scripture to oppose it.

    Most Protestants know nothing of the real Luther. They only know the white-washed Luther they were taught. They show him as the brave hero fighting the big bad Catholic Church, and never mention any of his changes to the Bible or his bizarre behavior.

    His feces fights with the devil are for real — documented history.

    The man was mentally disturbed. He was a victim of a savage mother and father who beat him mercilessly as a child. He never recovered. He suffered from “scrupulosity” — he imagined everything he did was a sin.

    That’s why he was so relieved when he “discovered” Sola Fide (Faith Alone) “while he was sitting on the privy in the monastery tower”. (Those are his own words) He had only to believe, he said, and that relieved his tortured conscience.

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  • [2] July 23, 2014 at 4:07pm

    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.

    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 35,000+ Christian denominations and Non-denominations who all claim to read the same Bible 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 are referring to?

  • [2] July 23, 2014 at 4:06pm

    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] July 23, 2014 at 4:05pm

    We know this for sure: The Holy Spirit cannot be the author of this confusion (1 Cor. 14:33). God cannot lead people to contradictory beliefs because his truth is one. The conclusion? The “Bible alone” theory must be false.

    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.

    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.

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