This isn’t an argument or bashing. The difference between the Roman Catholic and Protestant view of Christ’s command (Luke 22:19) instituted by our Lord may seem trivial to some, but at one time in our history resulted in violence and a 30 year war. Roman Catholics believe the elements of bread and wine literally become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ and that it is a propitiatory sacrifice offered for both the living and the dead. Those in purgatory benefit from this as well. The protestant view is that the elements are not literally Jesus but are symbolic; a remembrance of whatRead More →

I’m unsure if a Cardinal in times past would have been allowed to publicly disagree with the Pope in matters of faith and morals. I could be in error about this. Pope Francis says “How did Judas end up? I don’t know,” – The RC Cardinal disagrees with Pope Francis. So who’s correct? The ‘visible head of the church on earth’ or the ‘cardinal?’ How do we test whether or not Pope Francis or the Cardinal is correct about Judas? They both cannot be right. In John 17 Verses 9-10 We see that our Lord does not pray for the world but for those whomRead More →

The East-west Schism / The Great schism (1054) – Eastern Orthodox / Roman Catholic Church schism. Many people (even protestants) believe the division in the church started with Martin Luther. I hope to ‘briefly’ cover some of the major events before the protestant reformation and God willing as accurately as possible. In 1054 there was a split between the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church. Their dispute was over the Papacy (which developed over time), changes in the Nicene Creed (Rome changed it) – and other things I wont cover here. I wont get into the creed here but simply put, Rome Changed theRead More →

2 Peter 3:9 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. I heard this verse come up several times in the past weeks. It was used in various discussions and sermons as proof that God desires that every person be saved but essentially isn’t able to until we accept His offer of salvation. Admittedly, it sounds that way and every time I heard it, it gave me pause. Does “all” mean every single human being in the world? Many Christians say withoutRead More →

In my previous article I spoke about the Roman Catholic view of the atonement. If you haven’t read it yet,  please click here. To summarize Jesus wasn’t literally punished (Isaiah 53), smitten, or stricken on the cross, and God doesn’t ‘experience’ emotions but in particular anger, & wrath. Here is a link to the Roman Catholic article I’ve been quoting from. To clarify, I agree that God’s emotions aren’t like ours. Our emotions are tainted with sin that is why things like ‘vengeance’ belong to the Lord (Rom 12:19). Even our love is tainted with sin. Even on our best day none of us canRead More →

14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 I spent 3 weeks having discussions with my Roman Catholic friends and family on the atonement of Christ. The Roman Catholic Churches position on the atonement is that Jesus Christ wasn’t literally punished by God. The centerpiece that started this discussion was Isaiah 53. The responses were so complex and long I am going to split this into multiple articles while trying to keep it simple as possible. The Roman Catholic article I will be quoting from can be found here. The quotes from the article are in maroon.Read More →

If you have the truth you don’t have to be violent, you don’t have to silence, & you don’t have to subjugate those who oppose your view. During the Dark ages before the protestant reformation the Holy Roman Empire violently opposed those who spoke out against her, and forbid anyone from owning a Bible in their native language under penalty of severe torture and/or death. By doing this the Holy Roman Empire had power and control. They told you how to worship, and what to believe. You dare not question them. The Roman Catholic Church today is nothing like they were thanks to the bloodRead More →

Disclaimer: This is merely a presentation of what I found in the writings and teachings of Islam. I am presenting the verses as they are written, nothing more, nothing less. I recognize that ‘not all’ follow these teachings and perhaps have a different interpretation. Does Islam teach anti-semitism? Are some Muslims Anti-semitic? Why do we hear what clearly sounds like Anti Semitic remarks, a hatred for Israel, from people like Louis Farrakhan, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour? Why is that nearly every country under Islamic law in the world is persecuting/killing Christians, Jews, polytheists, homosexuals, and anyone that is non-Muslim? At the same time here inRead More →

I fully recognize the assault on Judeo Christian values in this country, and because of our views on gender and sexuality; we are simply no longer tolerated. Today; just saying His name “Jesus” is an offense and considered ‘bigoted’. Regardless, as a professing Christian we are to submit to all governing authorities (Romans 13). But what we can’t do is deny Christ. (Acts 4:18-20). Even though the owners of Chick-Fil-A franchises employ people of all beliefs and sexual preferences; because of the owners ‘crime’ of being Christian, those in power have decided they shouldn’t be allowed to have a business in the Buffalo Airport becauseRead More →