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  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion, Part One

    04/24/2018 8:00:57 PM PDT · 116 of 120
    Mrs. Don-o to metmom
    The question about the blood follows the pattern of symbols in the Old Testament and fulfillment in the New Testament.

    How can God command circumcision as a perpetual institution, and then say henceforth men do not need to be circumcised?

    How could God command the prescribed rituals of Passover as a perpetual intitution, and then drop the Old observance of Passover in the Christian era?

    , How could God command The observance of the Seventh Day as The Sabbath, and then countenance the observance of Sunday as the Lord's Day?

    The answers. Or at least one part, one aspect of the answer, because this goes very deep.

    Circumcision was fulfilled and taken up into Baptism as the way to be initiated into God's community, and Passover was fulfilled and taken up into Easter (Pascha) as the celebration of our liberation from slavery, sin and death. Saturday marked the rest of God after He had worked for six days in Creation; Sunday marks the day of the Lord's Resurrection, His greatest work of all; the dawn of the New Creation.

    The prohibition of consuming blood was because of the sacredness of life ( "Life is in the blood") and this was fulfilled by God's astounding invitation to us now not to refrsin, but to partake of the Sacred, in fact the most Sacred object in the visible Universe, the precious Blood of the Lamb, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    This is not the blood of a strangled chicken, which defiles. This is the saving, lifesaving Blood of God's dearly beloved Son, which purifies us and makes us clean.

    The Old Covenant was the time of signs and symbols. The New Covenant is concealed in the Old; the Old Covenant is revealed in the New. This is the perennial Faith of the Church. Then, for 2,000 years, and now: we proclaim the death of the Lord, and profess His Resurrection, until He comes again.

  • Billings (finally) breaks the snowfall record (106.1 inches)

    04/24/2018 6:10:21 PM PDT · 7 of 24
    Mrs. Don-o to Henchster; PGalt; Libloather
    Erie, Pennsylvania, will almost certainly surpass 200 inches of snow this season.

    The snowiest season of any "large" U.S. city is held by Buffalo, New York, at 199.4 inches. I don't k

    What's the population of Marquette, MI?

  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion, Part One

    04/24/2018 5:06:50 PM PDT · 109 of 120
    Mrs. Don-o to metmom
    Well, if you look up each one of them in the Bible --- not cherry-picking, you know, but being fully receptive to all Christ has told us --- you become even more impressed with how rich, how beautiful, how vast this is.

    This is what He does for us. "Life in Christ" sums it all up. This is the life of Faith.

  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion, Part One

    04/24/2018 5:03:38 PM PDT · 108 of 120
    Mrs. Don-o to metmom
    Faith is adherence to Christ. This leads to our being incorporated into Him by His grace. Hence Paul says "I live: yet, not 'I', but Christ lives in me."

    This is the summit of our faith.

    You didn't know this?

  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion, Part One

    04/24/2018 5:01:32 PM PDT · 107 of 120
    Mrs. Don-o to metmom

    I don’t think St. Paul contradicts St. James. Do you?

  • Question for the Devout Christian: Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?

    04/24/2018 3:38:52 PM PDT · 121 of 126
    Mrs. Don-o to semaj
    I'd like to think of Moses as a Yemenite citron (etrog) for Sukkot.

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  • K-12: How Our Schools Make Monsters

    04/24/2018 3:27:10 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    Mrs. Don-o to BruceDeitrickPrice
    Reason #43634743 to educate your kids at home. Seriously.

    Many people homeschool to incorporate robust religious and moral training.

    Many homeschool to inspire higher standards of learning.

    Many homeschool in order to provide a richer, more personal, more joyful, more fulfilling homelife for their child.

    But one other reason appealed to a degree equal to the first three, and this is:

    LIBERTY.

    The raising of a child as a free human being.

  • Breaking: UK Judge Denies Parents Request To Take Son To Italy For Medical Treatment

    04/24/2018 3:15:49 PM PDT · 48 of 65
    Mrs. Don-o to amihow
    You can certainly get murder charges for not doing something.

    Starve your baby to death and see if you get murder charges.

  • Question for the Devout Christian: Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?

    04/24/2018 3:13:32 PM PDT · 118 of 126
    Mrs. Don-o to semaj
    "I wouldn't attend a straight "second marriage" either. "
    Apples and oranges, and you know it.

    No, more like tangerines and clementines.

    Gay "marriage" and straight "marriage" with a second "spouse" while your valid first spouse (or partner #2's valid first spouse) is still living, are both cases of attempting marriage with someone you are not, per the Holy Scriptures, eligible to marry.

  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion, Part One

    04/24/2018 3:06:04 PM PDT · 98 of 120
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone; metmom
    Oh dear oh dear, ealgeone. All those words and you still don't answer my question.

    We all know that Jesus sometimes used parables, similes, Semitic hyperbole and all the rest. There are three ways to tell when He's doing that:

    • When the Apostles or one of His listeners asks Him, and He answers. For instance, his disciples ask him about the parable of the sower and the seed, or the parable of the wheat and the tares, or being born again ("Must a man crawl back in his mother's womb??") and he corrects them with the intended, non-literal meaning.

    • When His faithful followers in the NT, especially after the Resurrection and the Descent of the Holy Spirit, follow through in a way which shows they knew He was not absolutely literal about something. For instance, Jesus said "Call no man on earth father, teacher, or master" and yet Stephen, Paul and others carry on calling people father, teacher or master dozens of times. This evidence shows that Jesus' faithful followers knew very well that He did not mean that in an absolute, literal way.

    • When the prayer, preaching, teaching and way of life of the early Church in the 1st-4th centuries shows what was absolute and literal, and what was not.

      For instance, Jesus said to pluck out your eye or cut off your foot rather than let it lead you into sin. Nobody did that, and the one guy who (his enemies allege) did maim himself, Origen, had always interpreted Jesus' words in that very passage allegorically. Origen wrote vehemently that anyone who would do such a thing would be an idiot.

      You don't once show that these criteria apply to the Lord's realism about His Body being real food, and His blood being real drink, because you can't.

      • He himself does not later privately interpret it as a mere metaphor. On the contrary, when questioned about it, He doubles down: My Body is REAL food. My Blood is REAL drink." That isn't the Semitic way of saying. "Lighten up, it's all a metaphor."
      • His Apostles in the NT do not interpret it as a mere metaphor, and
      • Paul strongly chastises those who do not take the Lord's Body with the utmost seriousness, saying that he who eats and drinks without discerning the Body, eats and drinks judgment on himself; and those who receive unworthily, will have to answer for the Body and Blood of the Lord.
      • In the next 3 centuries --- in fact, I say the next 13 or 14 centuries --- no Church Father and no Christian Church, speaks of or treats the Eucharist as anything other than the Body and Blood of Our Lord.

    I have challenged you to disprove this, and you can not.


    There is a related, but separate question, whether one must receive Holy Communion ("eat and drink the Body and Blood of the Lord") in order to have eternal life.

    Examining Scriptures, How Scripture proclaims we are saved:

    • By believing in Jesus Christ (Jn 3:16; Acts 16:31)

    • By repentance (Acts 2:38; 2 Pet 3:9)

    • By baptism (Jn 3:5; 1 Pet 3:21; Titus 3:5)

    • By eating His flesh and drinking His blood (Jn 6)

    • By the work of the Spirit (Jn 3:5; 2 Cor 3:6)

    • By declaring with our mouths (Lk 12:8; Rom 10:9)

    • By coming to a knowledge of the truth (1 Tim 2:4; Heb 10:26)

    • By works (Rom 2:6-7; James 2:24)

    • By grace (Acts 15:11; Eph 2:8)

    • By His blood (Rom 5:9; Heb 9:22)

    • By His righteousness (Rom 5:17; 2 Pet 1:1)

    • By keeping the commandments (Matt 19:17)

    • By our words (Matt 12:37)

    • By compassion toward the needy (John 10:25-37; Matthew 25:31-46)

    • By enduring to the end (Matt.24:13)


    All those things comprise the ramifications and consequences, the fully-developed meaning of one single thing: having "faith in Christ." Faith, fully understood, means being incorporated into Christ. It includes all the things I quoted from Scripture, above, and Scripture never lies. The above are the ways in which we have faith, because they are the ways we are faithful. They are the ways we grow in His grace and become more and more incorporated into Christ.

    This is a living, working, active and growing faith, not easy-believe-ism or what some call "faith alone," a merely verbal and notional faith.

    Faith, yes.

    But "Faith alone"?

    --- True, that exact phrase is used by the Apostle James, and is found in the Bible just once: I quote it in my tagline.

  • Breaking: UK Judge Denies Parents Request To Take Son To Italy For Medical Treatment

    04/24/2018 1:03:49 PM PDT · 5 of 65
    Mrs. Don-o to circlecity

    Can’t Italy demand that the NHS let Alfie, now an Italian citizen, be discharged from the hospital? In a sane country, what Alder Hay Hospital staff are doing, is kidnapping/false imprisonment. If he dies (as they apparently hope) they should be charged with murder.

  • Alfie Evans: Latest updates after judge 'rules out' plea to take tot to Italy

    04/24/2018 12:53:38 PM PDT · 36 of 44
    Mrs. Don-o to tbw2
    The docs want to drug him with Fentanyl and Midazolan "to make him more comfortable." They know it would suppress his respiratory reflexes.

    The father slipped the boy a little water and the cops said that if he tried that again he'd be arrested. They said that's the Law.

    In contrast to a normal human being, that's how a medical bureaucrat's mind operates. The Law must live and the Baby must die.

  • Alfie Evans: Latest updates after judge 'rules out' plea to take tot to Italy

    04/24/2018 12:47:28 PM PDT · 35 of 44
    Mrs. Don-o to The Deplorable Miss Lemon
    The parents have successfully raised money from an online donation group. They are not asking the government to fly their little boy to Italy. They are prepareed to fly him on their own, and pay for it.

    I know a retired ethics professor from Leeds University in the UK. Kind of a maverick, he doesn't believe doctors should intentionally kill patients. He mourns the moral collapse of his profession. Fancy that. He gave me the tagline.

  • Who Is Alek Minassian? Alleged Toronto van Killer

    04/24/2018 12:33:19 PM PDT · 37 of 62
    Mrs. Don-o to circlecity; ClearBlueSky

    We don’t know. From the last name, could be (non-Muslim) Armenian.

  • Question for the Devout Christian: Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?

    04/24/2018 12:27:31 PM PDT · 81 of 126
    Mrs. Don-o to robroys woman
    Not trying to be uncooperative about it, but my hearing isn't good enough to follow a video for 16+ minutes. (I'm good for listening to music, but talking, not so much). Could you tell me in about a paragraph what he said?

    There were two couples I knew pretty well where the husband got blindsided, dumped by a wife who basically wanted to kick up her heels with somebody else. The women in these cases truly victimized their husbands (AND kids), and I would never hold the divorce against the husbands.

    And it's always possible that by some objective criterion, her marriage vows were an empty lie, defective from the git-go, IF she always knew she was lying about "til death do us part"; she was always figuring she would split if Splitsville was attractive enough.

    In that case, there were really no binding vows because a binding vow cannot be predicated upon a lie. In other words, there was no "what God has joined together" because God doesn't join together on the basis of a lie. In that case, you'd be free to seek marriage elsewhere, and may God bless you. Your present wife would be, in the eyes of God, your one and only honest wedded wife.

    Doees that make sense?

  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion, Part One

    04/24/2018 12:01:59 PM PDT · 96 of 120
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    Not even funny. You know that's where the proof is for Eucharistic Realism.

    But I'll bite. Give me the text where Jesus says "This is not My Body." Or says "This is a metaphor --- a simile --- a parody --- irony --- sorta --- kinda --- a literary device --- a figure of speech ---just kidding --- Semitic Hyperbole --- a vision --- a ghost --- hallucination --- a hoax --- April Fools! " -- or anything else that would deny the part where he says "This is My Body." Bonus question: try that with St. Paul.

  • On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion, Part One

    04/24/2018 11:22:57 AM PDT · 93 of 120
    Mrs. Don-o to ealgeone
    "And these are the ones who are in disagreement with each other and modern day Rome."

    Maybe about some issues. The date of Easter. The doctrine of Christ's divinity. (Although --- no, I'll take that back. If they disagreed with the doctrine of Christ's divinity, they wouldn't be ECF's. They wouldn't be Christians.) So ---

    --- if you prefer, I'll state it differently --- did any Christian or any Christian Church say that Catholic communion in the Body and Blood of Christ conflicted with, or was contrary to, the NT until the 16th or 17th century?

    [You say] As noted before....the ECFs are not in agreement over this issue.

    Name one.

  • Question for the Devout Christian: Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?

    04/24/2018 10:55:18 AM PDT · 54 of 126
    Mrs. Don-o to robroys woman
    I've declined half-a-dozen 2nd-marriage invites so far.

    And I told them why. Didn't say anything offensive about it. Just said it was against my religion.

    If they knew me, they understood.

  • Question for the Devout Christian: Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?

    04/24/2018 10:44:05 AM PDT · 49 of 126
    Mrs. Don-o to SeekAndFind; elcid1970; taxcontrol; Fiji Hill; rdl6989; pnz1; robroys woman; semaj
    No.

    And since Jesus explicitly called marriage-after-divorce "adultery," ---- three times --- I wouldn't attend a straight "second marriage" either.

    How about you?

  • Muslims Erupt As School Board Refuses To Shut School For Islamic Holiday

    04/24/2018 10:37:23 AM PDT · 39 of 82
    Mrs. Don-o to blam
    "Omar Abouelkhair said, 'We feel alienated from the Board of Education, we feel alienated from this system.'"

    What a lousy, racist. bigoted country this is. How can you stand to live here?

    Why don't you exercise your Human Right to Immigrate to a more enlightened country that sincerely upholds your religion, culture and heritage?