User Profile: Caleb-Texas

Caleb-Texas

Member Since: June 15, 2011

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  • October 20, 2014 at 11:40am

    I agree with Patrick Coffin, someone should write a book and title it Bad Religion Reporting…Beck, anyone? The so-called report was just a leaked draft with no authoritative weight what so ever…yet the NYT salivated and proclaimed such document as a ground shifting/ doctrinal changing document.

    Contrary to some mainland protestant churches the Catholic Church does not proclaim to have the authority to change the Laws that God has written in our hearts.

  • October 9, 2014 at 2:53pm

    I was wondering if I was reading the right article! :-)

    In reply to the contribution The Pope, the Islamic State, and the Future

  • [81] October 9, 2014 at 2:52pm

    Amen! That is the Nicean Creed in a nutshell.

    however…

    “…a mystery that is thousands of years old in an afternoon of blogging”.

    Sorry but the rapture is a man-made doctrine not dating more than 200 years. No Christian believe in the so-called rapture until it was first popularized by John Darby.

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  • [2] September 8, 2014 at 5:28pm

    I also wonder what he thinks about Cloning a human being…Jesus nor the apostles said anything about Cloning…I guess he either will have no moral opinion about it or will have to follow someone moral opinion based on Christian principles…a rule made by somone other than Jesus…

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  • [2] September 8, 2014 at 5:20pm

    “I’m done with religion [and] stupid rules, that somebody other than Jesus thought up for my own good.”

    Like let say: Marriage between a man and a woman, openess to life during the marital act (no contraception) or necessity of baptism…

    Nowhere in the bible do we see the Jesus and me way to live your Christian life…the end result of such mentatilty is a cafeteria approach to interpreting the bible or fundamental Christian teachings. You take what you like and ignore what you don’t…enter episcopalian approval of same sex marriage, admiting divorce (sometime multiple divorces), properity gospel preaching and pathological fear of fraternal correction (judging)…

  • [-1] June 29, 2014 at 4:09pm

    Why people keep sponsoering Cracker Barrel? Is not the first time that they insult their patrons and then apologies…

  • June 28, 2014 at 10:29pm

    Gita well said!!!

  • [3] June 28, 2014 at 10:28pm

    23I will fix him as a peg in a firm place, a seat of honor for his ancestral house;
    24On him shall hang all the glory of his ancestral house: descendants and offspring, all the little dishes, from bowls to jugs.
    During the time of King David, the king would appoint a trusted person to serve in the office of Prime Minister. This person was in charge of daily operations of the kingdom and as a sign of this authority he carries the keys of the kingdom around his neck. The people who Jesus was talking to were Jews and they knew their scriptures very well and immediately recognized that Christ was giving Peter authority over his kingdom on Earth, the Church.

    Cheers!

  • [3] June 28, 2014 at 10:28pm

    Continuation

    The Authority of the Church:

    “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
    This passage is beautiful not only in what it teaches but also how it shows that the Old Testament reveals the New Testament and how the New Testament fulfills the

    Old Testatment:

    Isaiah 22:19-24

    On that day I will summon my servant Eliakim, son of Hilkiah;

    I will clothe him with your robe, gird him with your sash, confer on him your authority. He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

    I will place the key* of the House of David on his shoulder; what he opens, no one will shut, what he shuts, no one will open.

  • [3] June 28, 2014 at 10:26pm

    IamNotaLiberal,

    Matthew 16:13-19

    When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

    Foundation of one church:

    Notice what Jesus says: “upon this rock I will build my church” and how he did not say my churches…but my church. Only one Church not many.

    The Role of Peter:

    Moreover pay attention to the central role of Peter in this passage: “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”

    “And so I say to you, you are Rock (Kepha), and upon this rock (kepha) I will build my church…”

  • June 28, 2014 at 10:20pm

    It is amazing how many people in here have been victimized by the drive-by media. Kaydeebeau did you know that he has spoken aggressively against liberation theology in Argentina…and that his comments properly understood is nothing else but the gospel truth about caring for the poor. He has never spoken against Captitalism per se.

  • [1] June 28, 2014 at 10:18pm

    Another victim of the drive-by media…inform yourself Pope Francis never spoke agaisnt Capitalism.

  • [1] June 28, 2014 at 10:17pm

    Please show me the evidence that Pope Francis has ever spoken against Capitalism…don’t be another victim of the drive by media.

  • June 28, 2014 at 10:15pm

    Nope…the Malechy professies are a fake.

  • June 28, 2014 at 10:12pm

    My heart goes out to Pastor Terry Makelin and his congregation. God Bless them!

  • June 28, 2014 at 10:10pm

    Exactly!

    God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

    Genesis 1:31

    Sound like manicheism heresy to me, a third century heretical world view that separate the world of matter as evil and the spiritual world as good. St. Augustine fought this heresy and move the Church to fight it.

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:39pm

    Please pray for our brothers and sister in Christ who are suffering for the Cross. May their martydom move from our comfort zone that we may also embrace our daily crosses in his name and become better followers of Christ.

    St. Ignatious of Antioch pray for us!

  • April 25, 2014 at 4:10pm

    Ziggy and ByFaith great responses!!!

  • April 25, 2014 at 4:05pm

    Dear SquidVetOhio:

    Your comments as well as many of the comments posted here keep reminding me about something that the late Bishop Fulton Sheen used to say:

    “There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be the Catholic Church”.

    The Catholic Church has never teach that a Pope is sinless or incapable of sinning all recent popes go to confession weekly.

    Now lets go to the source and see what the Catholic Church really teaches about
    papal infallibility:

    According to the Cathechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2035:
    “The supreme degree of participation in the authority of Christ is ensured by the charism of infallibility. This infallibility extends as far as does the deposit of divine Revelation; it also extends to all those elements of doctrine, including morals, without which the saving truths of the faith cannot be preserved, explained, or observed. [Cf. LG 25; CDF, declaration, Mysterium Ecclesiae 3.]”

    The pope is infallible only when making pronouncement about matters of faith and morals.

    I invite you to check out the Catechism of the Catholic Church and you will be surprise how deep in history and scriptures it is rooted.

    Here is a free online access:

    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

  • April 25, 2014 at 3:53pm

    @SoftwareBabe

    “WHAT RELIGION WAS JESUS CHRIST?
    answer: he had no religion”

    Wrong answer he was a devout Jew…

    ANSWER: THERE IS NO ONE TRUE RELIGION. And the Book of Revelation explains that.

    Wrong answer.

    In Matthew 16 we see how Christ 1) only founded one church, 2) that Peter was appointed as the head of that Church and 3) and that Jesus gave authority to that Church:

    13When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. 18 And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

    Matthew 16:13-19

    Let me ask you what is the pillar and the foundation of truth?

    …know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.

    1 Timothy 3:15

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