Does logic belong only to atheists? Does ice cream have bones?
So, what is wrong with contraception, gay marriage, abortion, etc.?
We are created in the image and likeness of God. The image – our physical appearance. The likeness – our nature.
We can do something that the Angels and Devil cannot do. What makes us “like” God is our ability to create life…
The name “Michael” means “Who is like God?”. It’s a question, and the question is posed to Lucifer.
Michael Hichborn has written a great explanation of the war in Heaven (Rev. 12:7-9) as it relates to us here on Earth today. In it, he answers the question, “Who is like God?”.
Enoch was assumed body and soul into Heaven – Gen 5:24; Heb 11:5
“Then Enoch walked with God, and he was no longer here, for God took him.” Gen 5:24
“By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and “he was found no more because God had taken him.” Before he was taken up, he was attested to have pleased God.” Heb 11:5
Elijah was assumed body and soul into Heaven – 2 Kings 2:11
“As they walked on conversing, a flaming chariot and flaming horses came between them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.” 2 Kg 2:11
Two witnesses assumed into Heaven – Rev 11:12
“Then they heard a loud voice from heaven say to them, “Come up here.” So they went up to heaven in a cloud as their enemies looked on.” Rev 11:12
Bodily assumption into Heaven is not contrary to Scripture – it’s right there in Scripture for all to see. God has deemed that these saints be lifted bodily – assumed – into Heaven.
Jesus is God, The Son of God, The Father. By the power of God, The Holy Spirit, Mary is His mother.
If God saw fit to assume Enoch, Elijah, and the two witnesses bodily into Heaven, Why would he not assume His own mother, also?
This is the main reason that Sola Scriptura is not a valid doctrine, and the main thing that separates the Catholic Church from Protestant denominations…
“An infallible book without an in infallible interpreter is a worthless book.” – Fr. Mike Schmitz
Gen 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman”
In other words, complete incompatibility and revulsion between two entities. As far away from each other as East is from West.
Galatians 4:4 “God sent His Son, born of a woman” – Paul does not use Mary’s name but the word “woman”.
John 2:4 “Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does this concern affect me?” – Jesus calls His mother “Woman”.
John 19:26 “When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple there whom He loved, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son. Then He turned to the disciple, “Behold your mother.”” – Again, Jesus calls His mother “Woman”.
Rev 12:17 “The dragon was enraged at the woman” -The Woman’s child is Jesus. The mother of Jesus is Mary.
The “Woman” of Gen 3:15 is Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the second person of the Holy Trinity.
Jesus and the Devil (evil) cannot co-exist. They cannot contact each other. They are like two magnets of the same pole repelling each other. Jesus is pure goodness and cannot contain evil while the Devil is pure evil and cannot contain good. Jesus has enmity with the Devil.
And so does The Woman – His mother – Mary.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:17 that Christ did not send him to baptize. Does this mean that baptism is not necessary for salvation? Karlo Broussard gives the reason why the answer is no and explains what Paul meant.
Marcus Talks with former Episcopalian Fr. Donald Calloway, former hippie and criminal…
Then he met Mary and through her, Jesus…
“If you have people like Fr Don Calloway coming to talk at these conventions they will never end – he is just fantastic!” This was the reaction of a person of the Baptist Christian Denomination who came to hear Father Calloway talk about his conversion to the Catholic Faith and his eventual ordination to the priesthood. Learn all about it by watching this video
Starts small in a country in Africa. Blows up and spreads to other countries. Then to other continents.
No cure. No vaccine. Massive deaths around the world, and it just came to your city.
What do you do?
Could you leave…?
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Very powerful message…
Scott Hahn gives awesome Biblical Explanations to some great questions about Catholic teaching. Why did God change names of Biblical Characters? Why worship on Sunday? Why is eating the Body of Christ in the Eucharist not cannibalism? What difference does it make whether or not we are Catholic? What’s wrong with the “Jesus and me” mindset?
Dr. Scott Hahn answers question about Purgatory, Sunday or Sabbath… etc….
Translation makes a BIG difference, particularly in Sacred Scripture. This article opens up a whole meaning to the Lord’s Prayer that most people don’t know about.
Most folks, when praying the Lord’s Prayer, simply assume that the phrase “our daily bread” is a request for food. At one level, that’s true. But at a more accurate level, we are actually requesting the grace to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, each day.
Each time we pray the Our Father, we are asking for the Eucharist. And that’s true whether or not we are Catholic Christians.
The word “daily” in “give us this day our daily bread” is the Greek word epiousios. In a certain sense, it’s a difficult word to translate because it’s a brand new word. Before Christ, nobody had used this word. This word is found no where else in Greek literature. Jesus actually coined this word. Perhaps he did so to give this petition special significance.
“Epi” means highest, above, or superior. As a prefix, this gives us “super-“. Next we have the word “ousios,” which means essence, substance, or nature.