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Reformed Baptist anti-Catholic apologist Bishop “Dr.” [???] James White wrote a post entitled, “The Dizzying Effect of the Tiber on the Mind” (7-24-12). It was the usual potpourri (“popery”?) of 101 things where “Rome” is (so he is absolutely “sure”) mistaken and anti-biblical and blasphemous, etc., but at the end after his dizzying survey, he concentrated …

St. Peter Preaching (detail; 1426-1427), by Masolina da Panicale (1383-1447) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] * * * From my 2009 book, Bible Proofs for Catholic Truths (mostly just Bible passages); except that these passages are from the RSV rather than the KJV (as in the book) * * * * * AUTHORITATIVE ORAL TRADITION (INCLUDING “WORD” AND “WORD OF …

. . . and in Favor of Progressive Giving According to Ability * * * (2-4-09)* * * From exchanges on the Coming Home Network board (where I was moderator). * * * * * Why don’t Catholics give more to the Church? Probably because they are materialistic, like most folks (especially Americans). That’s the short, …

* * (11-25-08) * * * This came about as a result of some questions asked on the CHNI forum, from a few people who are seriously considering conversion to Catholicism.* * * * * I struggle with this and don’t know what to make of it. I hear or read Catholics make comments or …

Photo by “paterdarius” [Pixabay / CC0 public domain] *** (5-9-08) *** [all verses RSV] *** The Power of Priests to Bind and Loose (Impose Penance and Grant Absolution) Matthew 3:6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Matthew 18:18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall …

“The Arrest of Jesus”, a fresco painted between 1304 and 1306) by Giotto, in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. (Image in the Wikimedia Commons public domain) *** But first, some Witnesses new: Some will be interested to know that the whole Witnesses film is illegally available online on a site which, for obvious reasons, I …

From my book above (2013). View book and purchase information. Passages are from KJV in the book unless otherwise noted (RSV). ***** 45-1. Is faith ever directly associated with increased righteousness, in conjunction with salvation? Romans 1:17 (KJV) For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, …

Mary “remained a virgin by conceiving her Son, virgin in giving birth, virgin in carrying him, virgin in nourishing him with her breast, always virgin” (CCC 510) Once upon a time, almost no Christian denied that Mary the mother of Jesus was a perpetually virgin: Protestants included. Among the early leaders of this movement, virtually …

Catholics believe in Jesus Christ and his all-sufficient saving work on the cross (ours to be received by grace alone), just as Protestants do. We only deny an extreme position of Faith Alone. Saint Paul contrasts grace and / or faith with the works of Scripture, only in one particular sense: the “works” of Jewish …

God became man (Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior). The incarnation was the event in salvation history that raised matter to heights never before unknown. All created matter was “good” from the start (Gn 1,25), but was “glorified” by the incarnation. Ritual and “physicality” were not abolished by the coming of Christ. Quite the contrary: …

Confirmation (1712), by Giuseppe Crespi (1665-1747) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (5-6-08) *** [all passages: RSV] *** THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ON PEOPLE Wisdom 9:17 Who has learned your counsel, unless you have given wisdom and sent your holy Spirit from on high? Matthew 3:16 And when Jesus was baptized, he immediately …

Russian icon of Saint Paul / Apostle Paul (1550) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] ***** [slightly modified excerpt from my book, A Biblical Defense of Catholicism] *** [For a brief historical explanation of this vexed issue of the Protestant Revolt (aka “Reformation”): see: Catholic Indulgences: History & Myths.] *** Biblical evidence of indulgences Matthew 16:19 [RSV] …

. . . 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 …

. . . 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 …

Does the Word “Jehovah” Appear in the Bible? Was inserted by the translators? What is the meaning of the word Jehovah if it appears in the Bible? The Origin of Jehovah To the surprise of many, the word Jehovah does not appear anywhere in the Bible. It is not found in the Old Testament, where …