Theology

Was Jesus Nice?

June 15, 2011

People often criticize us if we speak the truth or step on someone’s toes — usually if we are honest about sin or bad conduct. Jesus was loving and kind. He would never . . . Wait, was Jesus nice? How does “nice” relate to “love”? A few weeks ago I ran to the Western [...]

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Do We Really Have a Pope? Some Say “NO”

June 15, 2011

There are several groups of schismatic Catholics who are called Sedvacanist. The word means “empty chair.” They think they are more Catholic than the Pope. They claim that Vatican II was illegitimate, there is no pope in Peter’s Chair and the new Mass is invalid. Such nonsense needs to be refuted since too many fall [...]

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Sola Scriptura and the Canon of Scripture

May 27, 2011

Sola Scriptura and the Canon When non-Catholics are asked to provide biblical support or their belief that the Bible Alone is the sole rule of faith for the believer, they usually cite 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which states that “all scripture is God-breathed and is useful”. However, they somehow miss the fact that the two verses [...]

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Four Last Things in a Terrifying Story

February 20, 2011

Watch my YouTube Video: Going to Hell *************** The Last Nightmare A Short and Terrifying Story by Steve Ray Everything went blank for a moment, but that moment seemed like eternity. He felt a motion, not with wind and breeze, but a motion none the less. He was traveling, moving, floating, transcending-he wasn’t really sure. [...]

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Catholic Answers Live – Questions I Answered

January 10, 2011

Today I was on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was “ARE YOU STILL SAVED?” It was a rousing show with a lot of calls and heated (well, calmly heated) discussion. This topic is always bound to bring out the passion in people because it is such an important question and there are such divergent opinions [...]

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Is there Evidence for Jesus outside the Bible?

October 21, 2010

Some people think Jesus is a mythical figure like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. Others think Jesus might be historical but only mentioned in the Bible is the only source of information on the existence of Jesus. They question whether Jesus really existed as a real historical figure. Is the Bible the only source [...]

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Is Scripture Sufficient…

October 4, 2010

Someone wrote a friend of mine asserting that 2 Timothy 3:16 proved that Scripture alone was all we needed. The famous passage reads, “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” [...]

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Hawking: “Universe Came from Nothing”

September 7, 2010

The Curious Metaphysics of Dr. Stephen Hawking By Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. Why would a preeminent physicist make the claim that “the universe can come from nothing?” This is precisely what Dr. Stephen Hawking has done in his new book, “The Grand Design,” when he notes, “Because there is a law such as gravity, the [...]

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Challenge to Debate Marian Devotion

July 29, 2010

My friend Marwil from the Philippines is a great apologist and has offered to debate Marian Devotion. He would explain and defend the proposition that Marian Devotion is biblical. If you know a Protestant who would like to take Marwil up his challenge have them visit my Facebook wall at http://www.facebook.com/jerusalemjones

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Two News Items

May 26, 2010

Jesuit head of Asian Catholic news agency criticizes transubstantiation http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6434 Stating that “Catholics can become fanatical about one form of the Body of Christ in the bread of the Eucharist as the REAL presence of Christ,” Father Michael Kelly, the Jesuit CEO of the Asian Catholic news agency UCA News, criticized the doctrine of transubstantiation [...]

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Is the “New Mass” Valid? An Audio Debate!

May 12, 2010

Debate: Is the New Mass Valid? Debaters: Peter Dimond vs. William Albrecht http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/2/23/2334427/The%20Validity%20of%20the%20Novus%20Ordo%20Missae_32.mp3

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Weigle Pounds Kung

April 21, 2010

Weigel rips Küng for attack on Pope Benedict George Weigel takes Hans Küng to task for his vituperative personal attack on Pope Benedict XVI, calling it “mean-spirited condemnation of an old friend.” Weigel notes that Küng “single-handedly invented a new global personality-type– the dissident theologian as international media star.” However, he argues, the dissident’s timing [...]

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Monday I am on Catholic Answers Live

November 27, 2009

My topic is “Faith and Works” — and how we are justified before God. You can listen live over the internet by visiting www.Catholic.com. Much of my discussion will revolve around “the flint knife” and I will post all the questions and the link to the archived show after the fact. You can prepare for [...]

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Can Peter Walk on Water? Can Sinful Men be Infallible?

November 21, 2009

Is it possible for a sinful, fallible man to give an infallible interpretation of Scripture or an infallible definition of doctrine? If he is fallible and sinful, doesn’t that preclude his ability to be infallible when it comes to things of God? No. In fact while many Protestants would say the Pope cannot be infallible [...]

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Amazing Mathematics and the Love of God

October 7, 2009

The Universe proclaims the glory of God. Everything is not random and chance. The universe is created by an intelligent and incredible God. Notice below the Beauty of Mathematics and the Love of God! 1 x 8 + 1 = 9 12 x 8 + 2 = 98 123 x 8 + 3 = 987 [...]

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Creation vs. Evolution: Debating the Really Big Questions in Life

October 6, 2009

“The combination of Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong as presenters of two contrary views on the existence of God (“Man vs. God,” Weekend Journal, Sept. 12) is in itself a “creative act.” For one, God is a fairy tale, and for the other “at least it’s a nice fairy tale.” One may as well have [...]

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