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 →

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 watched this movie “The Dirt” which is the story of the metal band Motley Crue from the 1980’s. As a kid I looked up to rock stars. I saw their fame, money, the beautiful women that would throw themselves at them and that entire lifestyle I equated to true happiness. I wanted that more than anything. But What did I really want? What do we all want? To be loved and accepted. So I figured the more people that liked me, the more I’d be loved and accepted. The more girls that wanted to be with me, the more loved and accepted I’d be.Read More →

There are those who believe salvation can be lost or forfeited. Many believe they chose Christ, and because of that they received the gift of faith. God Says: I chose you. Man says: No. I chose you. It wouldn’t be fair or just unless this was so God. God says: Those who believe, believe according to My will and good pleasure. Man says: I believe because you looked down the corridors of time, saw that I would choose you, then based your election off of my will not yours. I’m in control God. Not you. God says: There is no savior besides me Man says:Read More →

It is with the utmost love, and respect that I write these blog posts that are in opposition to Roman Catholic teachings. It is my desire for my Roman Catholic friends and family to come to know the truth that their Churches teachings are not in alignment with scripture. I hope to demonstrate today that the Roman Catholic Mass contradicts scripture as it adds to the finished work of Christ the will of man, sacrifices and offerings of Mary, & the dead saints. The RC Mass only offers a partial forgiveness of some sins which is a direct contradiction of Hebrews 10. I pray theRead More →

Frederick the Pious at the Diet of Augsburg in reference to the Heidelberg Catechism “Your Imperial Majesty, I continue in the conviction which I made known to you before I came here in person, that in matters of faith and conscience I acknowledge only one Lord who is Lord of all lords, and King of all kings. That is why I say that this is not a matter of the flesh, but of man’s soul and its salvation which I have received from my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His truth I am duty bound to guard. As regards Calvinism, I can say with GodRead More →

Heard this from a brother yesterday and grabbed my Catechism of the Catholic Church to confirm. And it is there CCC 841 states: “The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” I would have accepted this at one point in my life before truly knowing who Jesus is and not having an understanding of the basics of Islam. Who is the creator? IsRead More →