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LestWeForget

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  • April 16, 2014 at 9:07am

    Edit – I was very rash to type what I did. I haven’t read Hagee’s description of the Inquisition, only the above and probably jumped to conclusions that he, like so many others, tells a distorted tale and do not tell that the Spanish monarchy’s Inquisition was primarily about CONVERTS to Catholicism. In other words, people who said they were Catholic.

    Hagee’s quote that the Inquisition was started “to get rid of the Jews and Muslims” is oversimplified at best. Had the monarchy wanted to do simply that, there would not have been a need for an inquisition. The King and Queen could have issued the edit to leave or convert at the outset. Nonetheless, I shouldn’t have said what I did.

    http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/secrets-of-the-spanish-inquisition-revealed

  • April 16, 2014 at 8:50am

    Right-o, frgough!
    It is 70 AD and end times.
    It is Catholic Liturgy & Eucharistic celebration.

  • April 16, 2014 at 8:13am

    He’s a good man but he completely lied about the reason the Spanish Inquisition began. How can we trust a thing he says in this money-maker book?

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:38pm

    p sad ie,
    Warning, your drive by headline-only-reading-and-commenting is showing.

    Too bad you can’t go back and erase that, once you realize the story has nothing to do with a Catholic priest or the Catholic priesthood. When I do dumb things like that I try to learn from it rather than be embarrassed, so don’t worry.
    Lest

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:30pm

    Game. Set. Match.

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:28pm

    Well said, Caleb. The only thing Satan is talented as is deceit. The more we ask God’s help to resist temptation, and the less we sin, the less we fall for the enemy’s lies. Be strong, take cover, in Christ.

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:21pm

    Here’s “a few” Anglican & Episcopalian church abuse scandals. http://www.reformation.com/CSA/episcopalianabuse.html

    Here are a few more nonCatholic ones:
    http://www.reformation.com/CSA/variousabuse.html

    Now, I don’t know a single thing about the veracity of this but someone spent alot of time compiling this list.

  • April 14, 2014 at 1:16pm

    The problem with your comparison is there is no instance in which a priest who molested teenage boys asked the Church to bless it.

  • April 13, 2014 at 7:43am

    Katie, re: Intercessory Prayer
    - Christians ask other Christians to pray for them. Simple as that. We are one in the Body of Christ. That Body isn’t limited to earthly life and there no to different Body of Christ in in which heavenly souls reside. We are all ONE. Those in heaven are purified and holy now and closer to God than any of us here.

    Maybe the people who limit prayer requests to impure, sinful humans don’t understand that the holy saints in heaven see us and offer prayers (as bowls of incense) for us.

    Or maybe the read into the word “prayer” the word “worship” where they shouldn’t. It’s always ignorant and often anti-Catholic when people accuse Catholics of worshiping anyone but the Triune God because they want to define Catholic terms instead of learning Catholic meaning (which has been taught through the last 19 centuries, no secret).
    We affirm 100% Christ is the only mediator between God and man. Having friends add their prayers to ours does zero.zero to change that. Repeat, zero.

    True Vat II was ecumenical and more so than many would have liked. St. Augustine said that there are those outside the Church that appear to be inside it and those inside the Church who appear to be outside. In other words, they are saved through the Church Christ founded even if outside. WAAAAY too much to answer. Again, Catholic sources. Baptism of blood and Baptism of desire go to the beginning. They were “outside the Church” officially.

  • April 12, 2014 at 9:30am

    Katie if you’re reading this try catholicanswers.com for explanations on those and most other questions. One thing you’ll want to look up is Solo/Sola Scriptura. Because the Bible came long after the Catholic Church was instituted, and because nothing in the Bible says to rely solely on written scripture, rather saying hold fast to the Traditions, both oral & written, it is ironically nonBiblical to be Bible-only. Even so, the dogmas and doctrines of the CC have roots in sacred scripture (73 books). Few nonCatholics know that. Thus go to Catholic sources for good answers on Catholic beliefs.

    CC does NOT teach all unBaptized adults will go to hell. There are Baptisms of blood & desire. Jesus is clear w/ Nicod. a need for water and spirit Baptism and we take Him at His word.

    Saints are throughout scripture. One very clear place is Revelation. They offer prayers, bowls of incense. They are a “cloud of witnesses” who can see into our realm and as we, the living on earth and the living in heaven, are all part of the one Body of Christ. Heavenly saints are simply humans we can say with certainty are in heaven. Because we are not the judge, but Christ is, we can’t say “so-and-so is in hell or heaven.” When saints intercede for us and verifiable miracles happen (through Christ alone) then we have certainty. Re: “excess of grace,” do you reference Mary’s being protected from sin? If a cup runneth over with grace, it’s excess. God can do ALL things can’t he

  • April 11, 2014 at 6:01pm

    I was hoping for more than a cut and paste reply. Perhaps one that employed reason and a direct answer to my questions. I can see that you are unwilling or unable to do that. Furthermore, I am not sure how much anger and assumption you have in your heart but you keep accusing me of worshipping Mary based on no indication that I hold her in any special esteem. I do, in fact venerate the Blessed Mother, but it is I who worship the one God, so I find it ironic that you, who worships three, would find fault with polytheism.

    Really and truly, we will never see eye to eye unless God converts your heart. That is not for me to do and therefore I will say farewell for now.

    Lest anyone think otherwise, I admire a great deal about the Mormon people I have met and have not met one I didn’t like. I am the first to take up for Mormons, when among fellow Christians (nonCatholics). I just can’t get past the many contradictions and historical facts not to mention the secrecy and secret lives of many of the major prophets. I do pray for you because your hearts are genuine, and you yearn to be with God. I want that for you, too. Let’s go in peace.

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:49pm

    “prior to” is not possible.

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:45pm

    First sentence, not really. When the Didache was discovered, it reflected not only what the Catholic Church still teaches but how the Liturgy is celebrated. There are no old beliefs (dogmas) that have ever been dropped. Other religions, perhaps you are correct!

    Second sentence, I’d say I agree with you that’s how it generally works. Apparently this was already debunked awhile back, though. One has to wonder why people resurrect old myths.

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:38pm

    You are getting sick of me. ;) I really am not sure why I’m still here though I have much to do.

    Catholics have, from day one, believed we will be with our loved ones in heaven for eternity. We commune with the saints and believe not only they can see us and hear us but that they pray for us. See Revelation. We are one in the Body of Christ, thus we who go to heaven WILL BE with our loved ones. (Just like Jesus’ mother and step-father are with Him in heaven…he WAS part of a family, see?)

    Christ does not have any siblings. We are Jesus’ *adopted* brothers and sisters, and co-heirs, through out Baptism.

    There is no example of Family on earth that can possibly match the Trinity. Human marriage is for the human realm and marriage + children = family is the closest emulation of the Blessed Trinity. It is God’s perfect design for us. We are to spend our life here preparing for eternal life with the Triune God.

    There is zero point zero reason to NEED to believe Jesus was married. It would be like NEEDING to believe Jesus was Left Handed so that when He sat at the right hand of God He wouldn’t bump the Father with His elbow. In fact, I’m no theologian, but that would be superfluous to the perfection of the Holy Trinity and had nothing to do with the purpose of Christ’s mission which was to SAVE us so that we may united with God as was His plan from the beginning.

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  • April 11, 2014 at 3:19pm

    You forgot about adoption.
    We are adopted sons and daughters through our Baptism, and co-heirs with Christ.

    When the woman (Mary) flees to the desert in 12:17 of Revelation – the word offspring has a special use. Dig deep.

  • April 11, 2014 at 3:09pm

    MC you can address me directly, you know. You lost me, though.
    You’re now reading things into what I wrote. Saying I believe things that I don’t believe. I believe the entire Holy Bible, all 73 books. Nothing left out, nothing altered, nothing overlooked and nothing contorted.

    When it comes to interpretation, as Peter writes in 2 Peter 3:15-16, “And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, as our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, also wrote to you, speaking of these things as he does in all his letters. In them there are some things hard to understand that the ignorant and unstable distort to their own destruction, just as they do the other scriptures.”

    Like I wrote in another post, people who think themselves wise may very well be ignorant and distorting Scripture to their own peril. Just the way Satan twists scripture. We must go where the truth is preserved, according to Jesus. Search the Scriptures – I have typed it often enough today.

    As for your eisegesis of Paul referencing Christ made in God’s image – so are we! Jesus is God. We have free will and an intellect, too. However, let’s be clear: Paul refers to Christ as the image of the INVISIBLE God. See 2 Col 1:15.

    Anyway, I wish you well and pray that God will lead you where He desires you to go and that you will accept His invitation.

  • April 11, 2014 at 1:56pm

    During the temptation of Our Lord in the desert, and the in events in the Garden of Eden, Satan showed that manipulating God’s words, twisting the truth, telling half truths, and so on can mislead people very easily away from the One and True God.

    Everyone who believes in the afterlife better be darn sure satan has not pulled them away from the truth through the words of a serpent, or a troubled man, or an unknown author?

    Satan may have turned tens of millions away from Christ and they don’t even know it. That’s why I am confident in the one place against which Jesus said the very gates of HELL couldn’t prevail. I believe His promises.

  • April 11, 2014 at 1:47pm

    Of course it wasn’t a sin to be married.
    The big hubbub here is that people who think Jesus was human ONLY (i.e., not a person of the Triune God) are likely to want to believe He is married in order to manipulate the Gospel. Those same people would say God the Father was once ONLY human and that the Holy Spirit was human and had physical sex with Mary. Believing Jesus was married makes the latter to assertions easier to justify, in their minds. 2000 years of Christianity repudiate the latter two beliefs as heresies and blasphemies.

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  • April 11, 2014 at 1:39pm

    Jesus, as the only begotten Son of God, is the human image after which humans were made. Jesus is a person of the Trinity. The person of the Trinity that is God the Creator/God the Father was never human. The person of the Holy Spirit was never human, and did not have sexual intercourse with Mary.

    The woman in Revelation is Mary and she was made our Mother by Christ at the foot of the Cross. She is the Queen of Heaven and the “spouse” of the Holy Spirit. There’s your mother.

    You can’t humanize God the Father – we are creatures. He is the Creator.

  • April 11, 2014 at 1:30pm

    Alex, I am willing to give you my reasoning. It is based on the uninterrupted Apostolic succession of bishops within the Catholic Church. See, it is not the written Scriptures that uphold, protect and pass on our faith. It is the Church Christ Himself founded, and the pillar and bulwark of truth. The Catholic Church, from her inception, has never taught that Jesus was married.

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