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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.

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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.

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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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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
Comment Number : 5 Comments
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
Comment Number : 2 Comments
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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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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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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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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