Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
“Are you Born Again?“
How should a Catholic answer that question?
“Yes, in fact, I am born again the Bible way!“
Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?
By Steve Ray
A king was born. But He was born unlike most kings. There was no pomp and circumstance; there were no midwives or court attendants. There was only the bleating of sheep and the buzzing of flies. Birth in a cave-turned-stable was not like birth in a royal palace.
When a king is born, proclamations ring out across the land. But few people knew about this exceptional birth. So angels sang it out.
Catholics or Protestants?
Who has the Correct List of Books in their Bible —
Written by Steve Ray; published in THIS ROCK Magazine.
Steve's article concludes: “Isn’t it interesting that Martin Luther acknowledged the Catholic Church as the custodian of sacred Scripture when he wrote,
'We concede—as we must—that so much of what they [the Catholic Church] say is true: that the papacy has God’s word and the office of the apostles, and that we have received holy scriptures, baptism, the sacrament, and the pulpit from them. What would we know of these if it were not for them?' "
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(Left: Steve teaching in the Capernaum Synagogue where Jesus taught about eating His Flesh and drinking His Blood — the Holy Eurcharist. For larger image, click here.)