But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:44

A Holiday Season Enigma

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Yes, I was once one of those people who scoffed at the Gospel.

Authors: Tom...

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The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, And The Faithful…And What We Can Do About It By Philip F. Lawler TAN Books, 2018, 202 pages

In this era of increasing ecumenism, some of the most vocal critics of Roman Catholicism are to be found, not within...

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Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has a lengthy roster of televangelists in its stable, but the only one who I would recommend to anyone is Charles Stanley. Ol’ Charles faithfully teaches the Gospel of grace year after year. My wife and I recently began using his monthly devotions booklet as...

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Today, we will continue with our response to Dave Armstrong and his book, “The Catholic Verses,” in which the Catholic apologist presents ninety-five Bible verses or passages that allegedly validate Catholicism and are claimed to “confound” Protestants.

Armstrong presents the...

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It’s interesting to watch pope Francis’ progressive allies taking potshots at the conservative EWTN Catholic media conglomerate and vice versa. These are...

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I usually listen to Catholic talk radio for one hour each day during the work week to keep up with what’s going on in the RCC. The show I normally listen to is, “Called to Communion,” and the stated purpose of the show is to try to convince Protestants to convert to Catholicism....

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 19:54

Caregiver vs. Patient: And the Winner is…

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I don’t usually post “tales out of school” regarding my relationship with my wife. The marriage bond is sacred and should not be treated casually. But I thought our recent experiences might be of help to others.

As many of you know, my wife fell in the tub and fractured one of her...

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 19:40

Conclusion of the 2018 Leaf Campaign!

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If the following sounds like a complicated and exhausting military operation, it’s because I’m still recovering physically as I write and may have a touch of self-pity.

As I’ve related in a couple of previous posts (see link far below), a large number of leaves fall into our yard...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 00:44

Answering the alleged “95 Catholic Verses” – # 55

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Today, we will continue with our response to Dave Armstrong and his book, “The Catholic Verses,” in which the Catholic apologist presents ninety-five Bible verses or passages that allegedly validate Catholicism and are claimed to “confound” Protestants.

Over the previous six...

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Friday, 30 November 2018 21:02

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 12/1/18

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Last weekend, I posted that cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the United States Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was strongly suspected of covering up for pedophile priests. This past Wednesday, local and federal law...

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On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York By James T. Fisher Cornell University Press, 2009, 370 pages

Director Elia Kazan’s “On the Waterfront,” is widely recognized as one of the top twenty American films ever made. It’s probably...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 20:16

Another Regrettable Example of Coerced Tithing

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I don’t believe in mandatory tithing. See my post on the topic from January 2017 here. I think it’s very wrong for pastors to appropriate a law meant strictly for ancient Israel and impose it on the church, but of course it’s obvious why they do it.

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Monday, 26 November 2018 18:26

The Lessons of the Seven Churches Never Grow Stale

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Christ’s Call to Reform the Church By John MacArthur Moody Publishers, 2018, 199 pages

If you’ve been a follower of Jesus Christ for a length of time, you’ve probably heard at least one sermon on the Lord’s letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor referred to in...

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Today, we will continue with our response to Dave Armstrong and his book, “The Catholic Verses,” in which the Catholic apologist presents ninety-five Bible verses or passages that allegedly validate Catholicism and are claimed to “confound” Protestants.

Armstrong presents the...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 19:48

RE-baptized??? What’s that all about?

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Last week, I was listening to the 11/5/18 podcast of the “Called to Communion” Catholic talk radio show and at the 5:20 mark, moderator, Tom Price, read a question from Katrina, a listener, who asked, “When a baptized person leaves the Catholic church and then attends a...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:47

Happy Thanksgiving!

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“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends here on the WordPress blogosphere! May your time with family and friends be happy as we contemplate all of our blessings through...

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I listen to “Called to Communion,” a Roman Catholic talk radio show, for about one hour every work day in order to keep abreast of what’s going on within the RCC. The advertised aim of the show is to convert Protestants to Catholicism. There’s no ecumenism going on during...

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Today, we will continue with our response to Dave Armstrong and his book, “The Catholic Verses,” in which the Catholic apologist presents ninety-five Bible verses or passages that allegedly validate Catholicism and are claimed to “confound” Protestants.

In the last several...

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My wife’s weekend emergency put my scheduled postings on hold, so here’s the weekend roundup two days late. Thanks to everyone for your prayers for my wife! She’s on the mend.

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Friday, 16 November 2018 03:22

Truly a devotion time or a perfunctory exercise?

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imageMy wife and I accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior back in 1983, but, strangely, we never had devotion time together. In January 2015, I read an article which described how the former leader of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn, and his wife, Camilla, had a daily devotion time together in which they read a...

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A Catholic in the White House?: Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Campaign By Thomas J. Carty Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, 215 pages

Roman Catholic, Al Smith (Governor of NY, 1923-1928), ran for President of the United States on the Democratic Party ticket in 1928 and was...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 20:57

Beating the chest and other Catholic formalities

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imageLast week, I was listening to the 10/25/18 podcast of the “Called to Communion” Catholic talk radio show featuring guest moderator, Jack Williams, and host, David Anders, and a call from a listener brought to mind an old memory.

At the 19:16 mark, Duane in Bismark, North Dakota called in...

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imageToday, we will continue with our response to Dave Armstrong and his book, “The Catholic Verses,” in which the Catholic apologist presents ninety-five Bible verses or passages that allegedly validate Catholicism and are claimed to “confound” Protestants.

In the last several...

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Last weekend’s roundup was devoted solely to the revelations presented by “60 Minutes,” which clearly showed that the Catholic bishop of Buffalo, Richard Malone, has systematically covered up for abusive priests in his...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 20:08

Attempting to steady the Ark

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My wife and I were recently studying through 2 Samuel, chapter 6, which tells of when King David desired to bring the Ark of the Covenant from Baalah of Judah (Kiriath Jearim) to Jerusalem. David led a huge procession, which accompanied the Ark as it rode on a new (and probably very ornate) cart...

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