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See between the dotted lines below what Polycarp, and Ignatius, and Ireneaus, and Barnabus, and Justin Martyr, wrote about the return of Christ during 70 AD.
Reason I ask, a few day's ago, a co-worker of mine that is a Protestant was asking me on various topics of the Catholic Church (doctrines/dogmas) and how am I to know the official Catholic Church's teaching on such topics. My answer........ The Catechism of the Catholic Church. (CCC) He was unaware that there was even such a thing, so I told him I would bring my copy of the the Catechism the following day.
After thumbing through it on our lunch break, he asked me if there is such a thing that a Protestant could turn to for official teaching in Protestantism, such as a Protestant Catechism, for he has never heard of such a thing. I told him I didn't know, and I too never heard of such a thing when I was Protestant before my converting...
28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6
How do we understand these verses. Isn't this the thing taught through the jailer when asking what he must do to be saved and he was told to "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ." I am OSAS believer and look forward to all thoughts on this, is believing on the Lord Jesus Christ enough or did that jailer perish?
4So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, 5hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, a b so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 4So when you are assembled and I am with you in...
The program anomaly, man's will.
The program anomaly, that if left unchecked that spells an escalating probability of disaster, that is systemic and threatens the entire system or this planet's and or mankind's continued existence, if left unchecked, is and always has been, man's own will, and our own supposedly free will of choice and choices...
I say "supposedly" because I both believe and hope that from a certain one's perspective or point of view it's actually not, otherwise we are and will be forever doomed by our own will and our own wills, and man and mankind's own will...
That is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision, or that is otherwise, could be, supposedly "perfect", etc... But, right now, that if left unchecked,...
Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
If they are the same events, this would indicate only one 42 month period in view here. If they are not the same, this would indicate two 42 month periods in view here, IOW 7 years total.
Between these two verses we see the following.
Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon...
I'm sure this topic may stir up some but I am simply looking for opinions.
I've seen people before say because Jews had rejected Jesus, it is why bad things seem to happen to them. Thus some people say the holocaust would happen no matter what. What do you think?
I personally don't think it would be fair to say that since God would not punish them for such a thing. They are lost, but still his children. Then again I may be wrong. I do remember hearing that anti-semitism existed before Hitler ever existed. Many Catholic Europeans before Hitler had held Jews responsible for Jesus death. Again, this is what I read. Not saying this part is true or not.
I am still sad to see so many christians of any denomination/view that refuse to...
October 15. is the day for remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes, miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or the death of a newborn.
I was thinking about the only baby that I lost in miscarriage back in 2000. I still think about him/her.
My husband and I had endured long-term infertility and it had taken us two years to conceive this baby we had lost. We saw a fertility Endocrinologist who gave me some fertility drugs to help me conceive.
When I lost the baby, my older sister told me that God was punishing me for not trusting him and using fertility drugs. But they only helped me ovulate.
She never apologised to me and it does hurt me somewhat that she took this view.
We never had any living children and my...
I'm interested in surveying how people experience saving grace and the Lord's Holy Spirit.
I have vibrations in my nervous system to the point where most of my nervous system is quite literally dancing for joy. Other times I feel Him give me an insight after meditating on something or He sends an answer my way through some other activity. But the tingles of my nerves are quite indescribable. I get that feeling when I am in the presence of greatness and by helping others and being Christ like. I get the feeling when I feel Our Father giving me deep insights that I cannot say are individually inspired.
I'm just wondering if others feel this too and if they know they did something wrong when that feeling subsides for a time.