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

Sunday, 29 March 2020 15:51

Commentary On 1 Timothy 1:8-10

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[1 Timothy] 1:8 We know, etc. Cf. Ro 7:12, 16.[1 Timothy] 1:9-10 The list of transgressions follows the Decalogue with six instances for the first table of the Law and eight for the second table. Paul gives extreme cases of transgression (e.g., murders of fathers for the Forth Commandment) to...

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Sunday, 29 March 2020 14:22

Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is, There Is Liberty

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"[2 Corinthians] 3:17 The Lord is the Spirit. Cf. 6. Since the Lord (Christ) is present among His people, known, and operative by the power of the Spirit, the two are so closely associated in God's working and in the church's experience that Paul can simply identify them in order to emphasize the...

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Saturday, 28 March 2020 10:27

The Gifts Of God

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        It is a fact that we have a tendency to take for granted the graces of God. He is in control of them. It is He who provides. Even something seemingly trivial like a bottle of water or the oxygen that we inhale is a gift of God. We ought to show gratitude to Him for the...

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          -The purpose of this article is to interact with a few claims that Catholic apologist Tim Staples has made regarding 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 and transubstantiation. He even says that his proof-text is perhaps the "plainest of all." Do his claims hold...

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 13:26

Commentary On Genesis 2:8

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2:8 The location of the Garden of Eden has never been precisely determined. Scripture locates it generally on the Tigris (designated in the KJV by its ancient name Hiddekel) and Euphrates rivers where they were joined by the rivers Pishon and Gihon. The last two have never been identified....

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Monday, 23 March 2020 09:49

Luke 1:69 And The Deity Of Jesus Christ

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        "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant." (Luke 1:68-69)        What did Zacharias mean when he called...

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Saturday, 21 March 2020 09:28

Did Mary Participate In The Atonement Of Christ?

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        "...we cannot doubt that she greatly grieved in soul in the most harsh anguishes and torments of her Son. Further, that divine sacrifice had to be completed with her present and looking on, for which she had generously nourished the victim from herself. Finally this is...

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Saturday, 21 March 2020 08:48

Evolution And Language Development

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"Much of the resistance to Darwinism "all the way up" comes from scientists and philosophers who deny the capacity of natural selection to produce specifically human mental qualities like the capacity for language. Foremost among these is Noam Chomsky, founder of modern linguistics, who describes a...

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 14:09

Does Easter Come From Eostre?

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"The major problem with associating the origin of Easter with the pagan goddess Eastre/Eostre is that we have no hard evidence that such a goddess was ever worshiped by anyone, anywhere. The only mention of Eastre comes from a passing reference in the writings of the Venerable Bede, an...

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:57

Who Is The Son Spoken Of In Proverbs 30:4?

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"To advance Jesus Christ, and the Father in him (v. 4): Who ascended up into heaven, etc. 1. Some understand this of God and of his works, which are both incomparable and unsearchable. He challenges all mankind to give an account of the heavens above, of the winds, the waters, the earth: "Who can...

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 09:46

Bad Catholic Apologetics On Isaiah 64:6 And Sola Fide

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          -Quite simply, the purpose of this article is to respond to a few claims that Roman Catholic apologists have made regarding Isaiah 64:6. Following are a few excerpts from an article alongside with a critique:
          "This...

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:27

Does Catholic Practice Differ From Pagan Idolatry?

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Sunday, 15 March 2020 08:18

Interaction With The Problem Of Divine Hiddenness

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        God gave the Jews plenty of signs, yet they still did not trust Him (Matthew 12:39; 16:4). Consider, for example, them making a golden calf after being miraculously rescued from Egypt. The problem is not so much evidential as it is our sinful heart.     ...

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Sunday, 15 March 2020 04:52

Jim Bakker's Fraudulent Cure For COVID-19

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        Jim Bakker is one of those greedy and selfish televangelists who induce their audience on a continual basis with fantastically false statements. He is a criminal to the utmost.        Mr. Bakker's most recent fraudulent claim for which he is being...

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Saturday, 14 March 2020 08:44

Commentary On 1 Corinthians 3:14-16

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3.14 See also note to 2 Cor 5.10 on the judgement seat of Christ. Salvation is by grace through faith. Rewards are determined according to works performed subsequent to salvation. Scripture reveals that some will suffer loss entering heaven by the skin of their teeth and with the smell of smoke on...

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Friday, 13 March 2020 11:28

Is Sickness Always The Result Of Personal Sin?

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[John] 9.2 The disciples evidently shared the common Jewish belief that sickness was invariably a penalty for sin. But the fact that this man was blind from birth indicated that personal sin was not the cause of his affliction, and pointed out to his parents as the ones responsible. Jesus...

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:10

How Paul Uses Deuteronomy 30 In Romans 10

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        In Romans 10:6-10, Paul quotes Deuteronomy 30:11-14. Providing some background on this passage from the Old Testament makes plain the apostle's rationale for using it. In listing off to the Israelites the conditions which God required of them upon inheriting land, Moses...

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Monday, 09 March 2020 15:15

Abortion And The Incarnation

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        *The New Testament clearly tells us that Jesus Christ received a human nature at the moment of His conception (Luke 1:26-37). Moreover, John the Baptist leaped with joy in the womb of his mother (Luke 1:15, 44).        *If the pro-choice position is...

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Saturday, 07 March 2020 14:43

Commentary On Genesis 1:2

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"...the initial creation was formless and empty, a condition soon remedied. The phrase means that at this point in God's creative activity the earth was yet unfashioned and uninhabited (note Isa 45:18 where it says, “... he created it not in vain, tohu, he formed it to be inhabited"). And...

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"You [John R. Waiss] say that the role of the Magisterium is to guard what has been entrusted to it. Yet Pope Pius asserted that the Magisterium can "explain what is contained in the deposit of faith only obscurely and implicitly." In defining as dogma what is only obscure in the revelation...

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Thursday, 05 March 2020 09:30

Do Church Fathers Validate Doctrine?

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"Even Rome acknowledges that its Church fathers are not always reliable. Pope Leo XIII wrote that they "have sometimes expressed the ideas of their own times, and thus made statements which in these days have been abandoned as incorrect." Catholic author W.A. Jurgens, whom you [John R. Waiss] have...

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Wednesday, 04 March 2020 13:22

A Great Question Regarding Catholic Mariology

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"Among the pagan gods there was generally one great god who had dominion over the lesser gods and goddesses. For the Greeks it was Zeus; for the Romans, Jupiter. They also worshiped a host of lesser gods and goddesses who were limited in their abilities and had very human weaknesses and passions....

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Wednesday, 04 March 2020 07:51

Diligently Confirming Our Calling And Election

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        "Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall." (2 Peter 1:10)        The Apostle Peter's words concern the application of various characteristics (2...

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Tuesday, 03 March 2020 13:04

The Kindness Of God

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"Mercy to him who wrote, O Lord, wisdom to those who read, grace to those who hear, salvation to those who own. Amen."A prayer attached to a copy of the Psalms by a ninth-century scribe

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Commenting on John 6, Tertullian wrote, "The Word had become flesh, we ought therefore to desire him in order that we may have life, and to devour him with the ear, and to ruminate on him with understanding, and to digest him by faith."James G. McCarthy, Letters Between a Catholic and an...

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