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Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #3 Jesus, Christmas & Easter are of Pagan Origin

Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #3 Jesus, Christmas & Easter are of Pagan Origin

As we have seen with the two earlier Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies (Constantine Founded the Catholic Church and the Pope is the Antichrist), the origin of these mendacious stories are always grounded in someone's wild imagination, which has not connection to historical facts.

Filled under : On Scripture & Tradition
Author : David Gray
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Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #2 The Pope is the Antichrist

Anti-Catholic Myths and Lies: #2 The Pope is the Antichrist

Those who posit that the Pope or the papacy is the Antichrist are troubled to be able to actually prove it, especially through Scripture alone, to which they have to rely, otherwise be found to be inconsistent at minimum for their reliance on interpretative tradition, which began with man who clearly was a mentally disturbed and very prideful.

Filled under : On Scripture & Tradition
Author : David Gray
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Mark 7:1-23 – Jesus’ Attack on the Tradition of the Elders

Mark 7:1-23 – Jesus’ Attack on the Tradition of the Elders

Indeed, throughout the Gospels we clearly see Jesus affirming the proper application of the Oral Torah; that is, where it does not contradict or attempt to supplant the Written Torah. This is especially clear in many of Jesus' dialogues with the Pharisees in response to His works done on the Sabbath.

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Author : David Gray
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John 6:51-58 – God’s Obsession with Food & Wine

John 6:51-58 – God’s Obsession with Food & Wine

Therefore, being that Exodus 12:24 is a Permanent Law – a Perpetual Command, if Jesus doesn’t fulfill it – if it is not part of His body of work according this His statement in Matthew 5:17, that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, then He not the Messiah or Lord; rather, He is a liar, a lunatic, and a sadist.

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Author : David Gray
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Mark 4:35-41 – The Calming the Storm Miracle

Mark 4:35-41 – The Calming the Storm Miracle

Again, at least four of these men were skilled in negotiating a squall, which as a common occurrence on Galilee, so when they awoke Jesus to ask Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” - What they are simply asking Jesus to do is to wake up and do His part to navigate the boat

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Author : David Gray
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John 1:6-8; 19-28 – John’s Testimony to the Light

John 1:6-8; 19-28 – John’s Testimony to the Light

While some might have a particular call on their life to live The Waymaker’s Ministry exclusively, all of the Baptized have a general call on their life to prepare themselves and others to receive the fullness and glory of Light of the World.

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Author : David Gray
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Does Your Belief On Ordination Line Up With The Early Church’s Belief?

Does Your Belief On Ordination Line Up With The Early Church’s Belief?

This brief article is going to look at what the Catholic Church teaches about the Sacrament of Ordination and compare it to what the Fathers of the Church taught and wrote on this subject, to demonstrate the consistency of our doctrine.

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Author : David Gray
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Matthew 14:23-33 – The ‘Walking on Water’ Narrative

Matthew 14:23-33 – The ‘Walking on Water’ Narrative

For us to best understand this narrative, we have to spend a moment to contextualize and couch it into the Canaanite myth and Jewish understand about a God who overcomes waves of death.

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Author : David Gray
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The Four Fatal Errors of Sedevacantism

The Four Fatal Errors of Sedevacantism

Avoid Sedevacantism. I know it's tempting. I know the hour we are living in. I understand why many Catholics are feeling like something is wrong; something in the air doesn't smell right. I feel it myself and I think that is a legitimate sense, but the proper response is not heresy or abandoning the Church.

Filled under : On Moral & Social Issues
Author : David Gray
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500 Years of Protestantism: Luther and Calvin Destroy Marriage

500 Years of Protestantism: Luther and Calvin Destroy Marriage

For this installment we are going to return to Martin Luther and pick up John Calvin along to way to create a narrative about something very timely. How did Martin Luther and John Calvin pave the way for the redefinition of marriage?

Filled under : On Moral & Social Issues
Author : David Gray
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Escaping the Catholic Church Through False Justification

Escaping the Catholic Church Through False Justification

Therefore, let us not be like Eve and allow self-pride to lead us into justifying our way into disobedience to God. Go and find the true Church of Christ and discover the household of God that He created just for you, because He loves you that much! Do not reject this gift of His one day longer.

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500 Years of Protestantism: The 38 Most Ridiculous Things Martin Luther Ever Wrote

500 Years of Protestantism: The 38 Most Ridiculous Things Martin Luther Ever Wrote

As we approach the five hundred year anniversary of the Protestant reformulation on October 31, 2017, it is good to look back examine how that all worked out for them. For, how are we to judge the fruit of tree over the last 500 years unless we first examine its seed? Therefore, let us start from the beginning and blink our eyes at the 33 Most Ridiculous things that Martin Luther, the illustrious Father of Protestantism and the Bible-Only (sola-scriptura) movement, said.

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Author : David Gray
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Does Your Belief On Communion Line Up With The Early Church’s Belief?

Does Your Belief On Communion Line Up With The Early Church’s Belief?

This brief article is going to look at what the Catholic Church teaches about the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (also called Communion meal) and compare it to what the Fathers of the Church taught and wrote on this subject, to demonstrate the consistency of our doctrine.

Author : David Gray
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Luke 22:14 – 23:56 – Peter and the Apostles’ Denial

Luke 22:14 – 23:56 – Peter and the Apostles’ Denial

In totality, these Gospel accounts tell us two things, which people often take out of context. The first is that the Lukan version of our Lord’s prophecy held up. The second is that Peter is not the pusillanimous, scared, and bumbling idiot that I grow so weary of hearing so many Christians portray him to be.

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Author : David Gray
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Does Your Belief On Baptism Line Up With The Early Church’s Belief?

Does Your Belief On Baptism Line Up With The Early Church’s Belief?

This brief article is going to look at what the Catholic Church teaches about the Sacrament of Baptism and compare it to what the Fathers of the Church taught and wrote on this subject, to demonstrate the consistency of our doctrine.

Author : David Gray
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On the Current Shape, Content, and Order of the Old Testament Canon – as an Approach to Halakah

On the Current Shape, Content, and Order of the Old Testament Canon – as an Approach to Halakah

When I say that the order the Old Testament has a theological chronology, what I am suggesting is that its order leads us not only into an appropriate encounter with God, but also leads us into how we ought to know God, and how we ought to walk with God. In this way, the Old Testament becomes a blueprint of the Halakhah (the way to walk with God, as revealed through oral and written tradition).

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Author : David Gray
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John 2:1-11 – The Wedding Feast at Cana

John 2:1-11 – The Wedding Feast at Cana

Today’s Gospel reading at Mass comes from John 2:1-11, and it concerns the Wedding Feast at Cana in Galilee that Mary, Jesus, and His disciples attended. Like all of the Gospel of John this section is jam packed with theological implications and spiritual light.

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Author : David Gray
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A Love Story: When I Fell in Love with Lesia After First Sight

A Love Story: When I Fell in Love with Lesia After First Sight

As I said before, Lesia was a very desirable woman, and, honestly, she seemed to be exactly what I had been searching for all of my life – so, I acquiesced. It was mid-February 2006. I had just turned thirty-four and was still somewhat bitter after having had endured an eight year marriage, which ended in a nasty divorce.

Filled under : On Worship & Praxis
Author : David Gray
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Tagged on : Dating , romance

Novena for the Spiritual Welfare of the Black American Community

The Novena for the Spiritual Welfare of the Black American Community is a special time of prayer in which people all over the world call to God through the intercession of Father Augustus Tolton, Servant of God, for the Spiritual Welfare of the Black American Community.

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Author : David Gray
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Mary as Queen Mother, Ark of the New Covenant, and New Eve

Mary as Queen Mother, Ark of the New Covenant, and New Eve

The Ark of the Old Covenant contained the Decalogue (which is the Law/Word), a Pot of Manna (which was the bread from Heaven that sustained the life of the Hebrews during the Exodus), and Aaron’s Rod (which budded and convicted those who were grumbling against Moses). The Ark of the New Covenant, who is the Virgin Mary, contained Jesus (the Word of God and the Bread of Life – the new Manna from Heaven), and the Holy Spirit (which is Truth that convicts us).

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Author : David Gray
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What the Bible Actually Says about Judging Others

What the Bible Actually Says about Judging Others

Despite common misconceptions - true love actually does cares enough to care. True loves does judge. True love is not apathetic. True love is not timid. True love does not allow sin to triumph over its object of love without a fight. True love doesn't walk past a person dying without trying to aid them. True love desires you to be in Heaven - not in Hell - and will sacrifice anything to get you there. Therefore, if you have people in your life who are not judging you, but are just letting you commit all types of immorality without telling you are wrong, and not encouraging you to do better, then what you have in your life are people who do not truly love you, or who do not know how to love you as they ought.

Filled under : On Moral & Social Issues
Author : David Gray
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4 Reasons Why Artificial Birth Control is Immoral and Unnecessary

4 Reasons Why Artificial Birth Control is Immoral and Unnecessary

This article is going to offer four very clear reasons why artificial birth control (e.g. condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, intrauterine devices, oral contraceptives, patches, sterilizations, spermicide (only), sponge, and injections) is always immoral and unnecessary. As with my other articles, I will build my argument upon the natural law, sacred Scripture, and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

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Author : David Gray
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The Biblical Roots of Catholic Confession

The Biblical Roots of Catholic Confession

The Sacrament of Catholic Penance & Reconciliation (Confession, as it is called) is not so strange once you fully consider it. In the Old Covenant God reconciled man to Himself through the sacrifice of priests, and in the New Covenant God, once and for all, reconciled man to Himself through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, the High Priest. Yet, in spite of that, man continues to sin; therefore man needs constant forgiveness. This is why Jesus gave His New Covenant priests the authority to forgive or to retain sins in His name.

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Author : David Gray
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Devotion to Saint Jude

I also prayed every single day for God to delivery me from prison. Not one day passed when I didn't present my petitions to the Lord. I was much worse than the persistent widow that the Gospel of Luke talks about. And, as a Catholic, I took advantage of intercessory prayer with the saints.

Filled under : On Worship & Praxis
Author : David Gray
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The Reasonableness of Hell, and How to Avoid it

The Reasonableness of Hell, and How to Avoid it

Of the many pleasures in this life for us to have, there is no sinful pleasure or choice that is worth spending eternity in Hell for. Indeed, just as Hell is a decision, so is Heaven a decision, and there is nothing in this life more important to fight for than eternal life with God - anything less would be Hell.

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Author : David Gray
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Why Masturbation is Morally Evil & How to Free Yourself From It

Why Masturbation is Morally Evil & How to Free Yourself From It

This article is going to point out the clear reasons why masturbation, when performed with the purpose providing an artificial form of sexual pleasure is always morally evil. I will then offer three helpful ways to combat this very addictive behavior. I will build my arguments against masturbation upon the Natural Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Filled under : On Moral & Social Issues
Author : David Gray
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Tagged on : masturbation , Natural Law , satan , sin
The 4 Benefits of Chaste Courtship

The 4 Benefits of Chaste Courtship

In this modern culture and age of dating solely for the purposes finding someone to ‘hook-up’ with on a regular basis, the idea of courtship, let alone chaste courtship, is an odd if not completely unknown concept. Therefore, it would best serve the purposes of this article if I begin it by drawing the bright contrasts between hooking up, dating, courtship, and chaste courtship.

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Author : David Gray
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How Gossiping is a Sin of Objectifaction

How Gossiping is a Sin of Objectifaction

Gossiping or tale-bearing is sharing personal information about other people to people who would not have not otherwise known. Gossiping about people is quite different than lying about them, inasmuch as these two actions oftentimes accompany each other to Hell.

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Author : David Gray
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This is Why Catholics Cannot Be Freemasons

This is Why Catholics Cannot Be Freemasons

The principles of the Masonic order plots against the Church because it teaches an alternative truth, but because truth is not a thing, but rather a person - Christ Jesus (Cf. Jn. 14:6), essentially, Freemasonry teaches another Gospel (not that there is another) (Cf. Gal. 1:6), but this is what it does. Sacred Scripture is clear in saying that the word of God is truth (Cf. Jn. 17:6) and the truth is what sets us free (Cf. Jn. 8:31-32). This is the mission of the Church - to guide us along the path to dwell in truth and freedom, but Freemasonry acts against that, by perpetuating a system of alternative truths and self-determinism.

Filled under : On Moral & Social Issues
Author : David Gray
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Tagged on : canon law , Freemasonry
The Story of My Conversion to the Catholic Church

The Story of My Conversion to the Catholic Church

In January of 2006, still restless over this issue of competing Protestant denominations, two questions arose in my heart that changed my life for good. The questions I asked myself that day were, "Well, what happened to the Church that Jesus started through his Apostles? What happened to the Churches in the Bible?" What basic and fundamental questions were these? I thought I was silly for not asking them a long time ago.

Filled under : My Conversion Stories
Author : David Gray
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The 3 Best Reasons to Save Sex for Marriage

The 3 Best Reasons to Save Sex for Marriage

Marriage and conjugal love belong together and they were made for each other from the very beginning. There are so many great benefits that come by the way of waiting for marriage to have sex. The first of which were explored in this article - to wait for marriage to have sex is natural and it fulfills God's purpose for you and your body. Moreover, sex before and outside of marriage always clouds feelings, it makes courtship inauthentic and artificial.

Filled under : On Moral & Social Issues
Author : David Gray
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