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From my notes for The Catholic Answer Bible [later expanded as The New Catholic Answer Bible] (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 2002): The Catholic Church teaches that a valid sacramental marriage between two baptized Christians is permanent or indissoluble. No power on earth can dissolve it. This is based on the explicit teaching of Jesus. …

1 Samuel 28: 12-15 When the woman saw Samuelshe cried in a loud voice; and the woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul. [13] The king said to him: “Do not be afraid; What do you see? “And the woman said to Saul,” I see a god coming up out …

. . . by reference to texts on the omniscient attributes of God the Father Christ Pantocrator mosaic (13th century) in Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons]** [all Bible passages: RSV] * * * God knows what is in the hearts of men * God the Father * 1 Samuel 16: 7 …

In Korea, we can easily see the people who approach us with The Watchtower and Awake magazines. They are called Jehovah’s Witnesses. Socially, TJs are best known for their practices of refusing to: (1) serve in the military; (2) salute the flag; (3) to celebrate Christmas, birthdays or other holidays; and (4) give or accept …

Ellen G. White (1827-1915) and James White (1821-1881): Founders of Seventh-day Adventism [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] * * * I was in a Facebook discussion with Seventh-day Adventists about their view that worship takes place properly on the Sabbath (Saturday) and not Sunday. I provided a link to a collection of links on the …

The confession (1838), by Giuseppe Molteni (1800-1867) [Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license] * * * * * One technique or method I have found during my apologetics is to answer questions about theology with biblical passages only, in order to demonstrate how intensely “biblical” Catholic teaching is. Regarding this particular issue, Catholics are …

. . . vs. “Traditions of men” Jesus appearing to the disciples after his resurrection (1308-1311), by Duccio (1260-1318) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] (6-23-11) Matthew 15: 3 He answered them: “And why transgress God’s command for the love of your tradition? “ Matthew 15: 6 So for the sake of your tradition, you made the …

For example, the pillars of cloud and fire and the burning bush Joshua crossing the Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant (1800), by Benjamin West (1738-1820) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] (6-24-11) * * * * * Sometimes we miss things in the Bible even though they are right in front of us. Some …