Bible Readings Week 21

For this week: read Acts 12-16.

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The Path to the Acceptance of Gay Marriage

What path did society take, so as to arrive at its current acceptance of same-sex marriage? It is this same path, in reverse, that society must travel to reverse its acceptance of gay marriage. 1. The first step on that … Continue reading

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It’s Legal and Experts Agree, But is it Moral?

I’ve read more than a few news and opinion articles on the topic of contraception, abortion, and Obamacare. Common arguments used to support the contraception mandate over religious objections include long discredited arguments. It’s Legal One version of this argument … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 20

For this week: read Acts 7-11.

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8 Months until the Warning of Garabandal

The Warning shows each person the sins still on their conscience, i.e. the sins from which they have not yet repented. Those who have many unrepented grave sins will suffer greatly on that day. The best way to diminish that … Continue reading

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Eschatology in John chapter 21

This passage from the Gospel of John struck me as filled with eschatological meaning. On the literal or direct level of meaning, it is certainly an accurate description of actual events after the Resurrection of Jesus, prior to His Ascension. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Ten

IV. JOY AND PEACE 222. “Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic and contemplative lifestyle, one capable of deep enjoyment free of the obsession with consumption…. Christian spirituality proposes a growth marked … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 19

For this week: read Acts 2-6.

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Does the Bible forbid wearing multi-fabric clothes?

For some reason, the following passage from the book of Leviticus is often ridiculed today: [Leviticus] {19:19} Observe my laws. You shall not cause your cattle to breed with other kinds of animals. You shall not sow your field with … Continue reading

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The Iran Nuke Deal helps Islamic Extremists prepare for World War 3

Iran First of all, you need to understand the thinking of Islamic extremists. The leaders of Iran belong to a radical Shia sect called the Twelvers. Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has referred to the leaders of Iran as a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Nine

V. RELIGIONS IN DIALOGUE WITH SCIENCE 199. “It cannot be maintained that empirical science provides a complete explanation of life, the interplay of all creatures and the whole of reality. This would be to breach the limits imposed by its … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 18

For this week: read John 18-21 and Acts 1.

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Who Will Be Healed on the Day of the Miracle?

The Miracle is an event predicted by the messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary given at Garabandal. The Miracle includes miraculous healings of many persons, as well as a permanent sign left at the site of the apparitions at Garabandal. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Eight

II. DIALOGUE FOR NEW NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICIES In this section, the Pontiff applies the principle of subsidiarity. He balances his previous call for global efforts with national and local responsibility and authority as well. 176. “Questions related to the … Continue reading

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The Warning as a Foreshadowing of the Last Day

The return of Jesus occurs hundreds of years from now. We are NOT living in the time of the Antichrist, nor in the time of the return of Jesus to this earth. The end of the world is in the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Environment: Part Seven

IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE COMMON GOOD 156. “Human ecology is inseparable from the notion of the common good, a central and unifying principle of social ethics.” 157. “Underlying the principle of the common good is respect for the human … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 17

For this week: read John 13-17.

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Christianity will lose the Culture War

In the long run, Christians will lose the culture war, the battle for hearts and minds in secular society. For Jesus said: [Matthew] {10:22} And you will be hated by all for the sake of my name. But whoever will … Continue reading

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Secular Fundamentalism

Please take a look at my previous post: The Many Errors of Religious Fundamentalism These errors are based on three main errors: 1. oversimplification 2. dogmatization 3. villainization The religious fundamentalist oversimplifies everything, leading him to be absolutely certain that all … Continue reading

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Bible Readings Week 16

For this week: read John 8-12.

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