General Discusssion (Religion)

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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-17, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/28/2017 9:26:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2017 - Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, ApostlesMass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.–It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.–He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus...
  • Law Enforcement (King James Bible Discussion)

    06/28/2017 12:54:49 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 13 replies
    Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where we don't change God's Word, His Word changes us.
  • Luther’s Appalling Instabilities & Contradictions

    06/28/2017 9:04:53 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 146 replies
    http://www.catholicapologetics.info ^ | Fr. Leonel Franca, S.J.
    Seeing the despotism exercised by the head of the Reformation in imposing his opinions, one might imagine that nothing should be more soundly and painstakingly elaborated than his new doctrine. Such conclusion is completely mistaken. Martin Luther, reformer His doctrine, dictated by personal whims and prejudices The false divine messenger, who ‘modestly’ preferred himself to all the Doctors of the Church and pretended to be inspired by the Holy Ghost since he received ‘his dogmas from heaven,’ in reality is insecure, regretful about his early teachings, contradictory and arbitrary. Whether he established dogmas or destroyed them, he was motivated by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-17, M, St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

    06/27/2017 8:36:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 28, 2017 Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Gn 15:1-12, 17-18The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram!I am your shield;I will make your reward very great." But Abram said,"O Lord GOD, what good will your gifts be,if I keep on being childlessand have as my heir the steward of my house, Eliezer?"Abram continued,"See, you have given me no offspring,and so one of my servants will be my heir."Then the word of the LORD came to him:"No, that one shall not be your heir;your own issue shall be your...
  • Facebook CEO: We Can Play the Role that Churches Once Filled

    06/27/2017 7:10:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/27/17 | Lisa Bourne
    CHICAGO, Illinois, June 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Facebook communities can fill the void left by decreasing religious participation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested last week. Zuckerberg wants groups formed on his social media platform to fill the role in people’s lives once held by churches and groups such as little league teams. People are in need of purpose and support, the millennial social media mogul said, and Facebook groups can provide that meaning. "It's so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter," Zuckerberg said. "That's a lot of people who now...
  • Sodom's Fruit (King James Bible Discussion)

    06/27/2017 4:58:41 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 4 replies
    Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where we don't change God's Word, His Word changes us.
  • Questions and Answers on Salvation by Rev. Michael Muller, CSSR

    06/26/2017 8:53:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 151 replies
    http://catholicism.org ^ | March 1, 2008 | Rev. Michael Muller, CSSR
    1. Do all admit that the Catholic Church is the first and the oldest Church, and, consequently the Church established by Jesus Christ? That the Catholic Church is the first and oldest and consequently the Church established by Jesus Christ, is and must be admitted by all, because it is a fact clearly proven by Scripture and by history. 2. Who bear witness to this fact? The Jews and the Gentiles bear witness to it, and even Protestants themselves acknowledge it, because, if asked why they call themselves Protestants, they answer: “Because we protest against the Catholic Church.” 3. What...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-17, OM, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    06/26/2017 8:33:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 27, 2017 Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 13:2, 5-18Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,so that the land could not support them if they stayed together;their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.There were quarrels between the herdsmen of Abram's livestockand those of Lot's.(At this time the Canaanites and the Perizziteswere occupying the land.) So Abram said to Lot:"Let there be no strife between you and me,or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are...
  • Hard-Core Corruption. (King James Bible Discussion)

    06/26/2017 3:26:56 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 31 replies
    Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where we don't change God's Word, His Word changes us.  
  • Having a Faith That Works

    06/26/2017 5:38:22 AM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? . . . You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone" (James 2:14, 24). True faith produces good works. Many false teachers claim that you can earn your own salvation by doing good works. Most Christians understand the heresy of that teaching, but some become confused when they read that "a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone" (James 2:24). That seems to conflict with Paul's teaching on...
  • Integrity Enjoys Divine Resources

    06/26/2017 5:37:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then they approached and spoke before the king about the king’s injunction, ‘Did you not sign an injunction that any man who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, is to be cast into the lions’ den?’ The king answered and said, ‘The statement is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.’ Then they answered and spoke before the king, ‘Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the injunction which you signed, but...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-26-17

    06/25/2017 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 26, 2017 Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 12:1-9The LORD said to Abram:"Go forth from the land of your kinsfolkand from your father's house to a land that I will show you. "I will make of you a great nation,and I will bless you;I will make your name great,so that you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless youand curse those who curse you.All the communities of the earthshall find blessing in you." Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him.Abram was seventy-five years old when he...
  • How to teach your children to read and understand the King James Version of the Bible

    06/25/2017 7:13:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 98 replies
    How to teach your children to read and understand the King James Version of the Bible Why? Before getting into the question of how you can teach your children to read and understand the King James Version, we should probably first discuss why you should want to do so. If you are an English speaker, even if you are an atheist you should want your child to be familiar with the great works in the history of the English Language, and the King James Version is certainly close to the top of the list, if not at the very top....
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-25-17, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    06/24/2017 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 25, 2017 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13Jeremiah said:"I hear the whisperings of many:'Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!'All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine.'Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him.'But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for...
  • Transgressing the Royal Law

    06/24/2017 5:11:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. For He who said, 'Do not commit adultery,' also said, 'Do not commit murder.' Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law" (James 2:9-11). You sin when you fall short of God’s holy standard or go beyond the limits of His law. Many people attempt to justify their sinfulness by categorizing sins according to their...
  • Integrity Triumphs over Deception

    06/24/2017 5:11:09 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then these commissioners and satraps came by agreement to the king and spoke to him as follows: ‘King Darius, live forever! All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions’ den. Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-17, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    06/23/2017 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2017 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the...
  • Fulfilling the Royal Law

    06/23/2017 6:18:29 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If . . . you are fulfilling the royal law, according to the Scripture, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing well" (James 2:8). Love is the only antidote for partiality. In Matthew 22:36 a lawyer asked Jesus which commandment was the greatest. Jesus answered, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets" (vv....
  • Integrity Promotes a Righteous Person

    06/23/2017 6:18:03 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him. Then these men said, ‘We shall not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God’” (Daniel 6:4-5). Live so as to silence your critics. Whenever God exalts a righteous person, there will be those who are jealous and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-17, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/22/2017 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2017 Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his strong...