_Catholics are always intimidated into believing that we do things contrary to the Bible just because we are sometimes ignorant of what we do. The following will help you locate *WHERE* what we do in the Bible._
*1) PRAYING FOR THE DEAD*
2 Mac. 12:38-45
*2) USE OF IMAGES AND SACRAMENTS _(these remind us of what they stand for)_*
2 kings 3:20-21
Col 1:20, 2:14
*3) AUTHENTICITY OF CATHOLIC TRADITION AS A SOURCE OF REVEALED TRUTH*
2 Thes 2:15
2 cor 10:10-11
2 John 1:12
3 John 1:13
*4) THE SHIFT OF THE DAY OF THE LORD FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY (SABBATH)*
1 cor 16:1-2
*5) THE POPE’S AUTHORITY AS THE SUCCESSOR OF ST. PETER*
Matt 16: 18-19
*6) THE REFERENCE TO CATHOLIC PRIESTS AS _‘FATHER’_ WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE FATHER IN HEAVEN*
*7) IS THE BIBLE IN SUPPORT OF THE HIERARCHY IN THE CHURCH? YES*
1 Tim 5:17-25
1 Tim 3:1-7, 8-13
*8) IS PURGATORY REAL? YES! WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT?*
Is 35:8, 52:1
1 cor 3:15
Lk. 12:47-48, 58-59
*9) ABOUT INCENSE*
*10) THE ROSARY IS A PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY*
*11) IS HOLY WATER THE WILL OF GOD TO BE USED?*
2 kings 2:19-22
*12) WHY DO WE ASK THE SAINTS TO PRAY FOR US?*
Prov. 15:8, 15:29
*13) WHY DO WE USE MEDALS, CRUCIFIXES AND SCAPULARS AND BONE OF SAINTS?*
(these help to remind us of what they stand for)
2 kings 13:20-21
*14) WHY MUST WE CONFESS OUR SINS TO ANYBODY OTHER THAN GOD.*
Mtt 16:19, 1-20
*15) IS INFANT BAPTISM IN THE BIBLE?*
Acts 16:15 33
Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr.and Matilda and Dames at Sea star Lesli Margherita will be answering YOUR questions on our Tumblr TOMORROW (Thursday, January 21) from 12:30-1:30pm EST/9:30-10:30am PST.
@bwaycon is only TWO days away, and we’re so excited to give you another opportunity to chat with your favorite Broadway stars.
Now is your chance to ask your questions! Want to know what they’ll be doing at BroadwayCon? What’s it like doing Playbill’s #AnswerTime with your name twin? What is it really like being in the room where it happened?
Sitting on my couch, which is not an interesting answer to this question but it is an honest one.
12. How do you deal with self-doubts?
It depends. Sometimes when I write things that get very little response I think “Okay World! I’m going to love this thing all the more just because you don’t like it and I’m going to write even more of it so fuck you!” - which is something I’d never actually say to anyone because, honestly, no one owes it to me to read anything I write. But stubbornness and spite soothe my contrarian soul, so I make use of them whenever I need motivation to keep going. The Fifth Doctor Drabbles would not exist without this mindset.
Other times I just tell myself that I’m writing stuff for me, so if it sucks then it just sucks. I accept that a certain percentage of what I write won’t be any good, but on average I’ll be able to come up with at least some decent stuff.
Basically, I keep writing. And as much as I complain about having too many WIPs, having a lot of ongoing projects in various fandoms helps. If I’m having problems with one I can just move over to something else for a while until I get my confidence or inspiration back.
21. Post the last sentence you wrote in one of your WIP’s.
“Illusion?” Turlough looked around again. “So we are still at the hotel?”
Who’s more interesting: Force-users or non Force-users? Force-users, of course! With the EU in particular, I find it intriguing how the Jedi are always learning new techniques and tricks. Also, it’s interesting how each Jedi has their own “specialties” and weaknesses in the Force that compliment their professional skill. Like Leia- she’s great with Force persuasion and bonds, ethereal things, while Luke’s powers are greater with the physical aspect of the Force. Then, there’s Corran who can’t levitate a rock if his life depends on it. So, yeah, Force all the way!
12) Do you care who Rey’s parents are? Deeply. Now prepare for rant.
As if Disney hasn’t messed up enough, they’re almost certainly going to mess up this aspect. So, let’s start by going over our key options.
One, she’s a Solo. Two, she’s a Skywalker. Three, she’s truly a nobody. (I’m not even going to touch on Kenobi, I’m sorry.) First of all, she can’t be a nobody. I mean, she can and she might be but she shouldn’t. Star Wars is the Skywalker story; the focus should remain on our precious OT3 and their ascendants/descendants. So, why should we care about Rey if she isn’t a Skywalker relative?
So, should she be a Skywalker? I think that’s the way it probably should be. I believe this is possible but it’s too obvious for Disney’s liking. But Rey should be a Skywalker.
A Solo. I want her to be a Solo. With every fiber of my being, I want Rey to be a Solo. Although, this looks extremely unlikely. I want Rey to be a Solo because, otherwise, absolutely nothing good has happened to Han and Leia since the credits rolled after ROTJ and I refuse to believe that. So, despite how it’s look, I think, believe and want Rey to be a Solo.
21) Um … I’m not … into gender switching, so just … no.
22) Favorite Droid? Threepio. Always. A lot of people say he’s obnoxious but I just love him! He has such a personality for a droid! He’s loyal, courageous and caring. He may fear for his circuits when he gets dragged into a situation with not so reassuring odds but I think he’s got that right and he always helps out. Also, he’s always looking out for Master Luke and Mistress Leia. And Threepio’s hilarious.
How can you find the will to worship such an awful being? Thinks men are superior to women. Thinks slavery is okay. Gave us free will and forgives all... yet made a hell for when we do things he doesn't like. Also killed millions of innocent people because they didn't do as he wanted. Lets the world be the way it is, awful. If you blame Satan (whos only killed 10 people and is bad only bc of gods word) you're wrong. God is all powerful, he should be able to overcome a "bad" spirit. - An Atheist
I’ll answer your every argument separately. And I’ll answer with all my respect for your beliefs, or non beliefs.
God thinks men are superior to women - The Bible contains many references to women that, to our modern mindset, sound discriminatory towards women. But we have to remember that when the Bible describes an action, it does not necessarily mean that the Bible endorses that action. The Bible describes men treating women as little more than property, but that does not mean God approves of that action. The Bible is far more focused on reforming our souls than our societies. God knows that a changed heart will result in a changed behavior. The cross of Christ is the great equalizer. John 3:16 says, “Whoever believes,” and that is an all-inclusive statement that leaves no one out on the basis of position in society, mental capacity, or gender. We also find a passage in Galatians that speaks of our equal opportunity for salvation. “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26-28). There is no sexism at the cross. The charge of sexism in the Bible is based upon a lack of knowledge of Scripture. When men and women of all ages have taken their God-ordained places and lived according to “thus says the LORD,” then there is a wonderful balance between the genders. That balance is what God began with, and it is what He will end with. There is an inordinate amount of attention paid to the various products of sin and not to the root of it. It is only when there is personal reconciliation with God through the Lord Jesus Christ that we find true equality. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
God thinks slavery is okay - What many fail to understand is that slavery in biblical times was very different from the slavery that was practiced in the past few centuries in many parts of the world. The slavery in the Bible was not based exclusively on race. People were not enslaved because of their nationality or the color of their skin. In Bible times, slavery was more a matter of social status. People sold themselves as slaves when they could not pay their debts or provide for their families. In New Testament times, sometimes doctors, lawyers, and even politicians were slaves of someone else. Some people actually chose to be slaves so as to have all their needs provided for by their masters. The slavery of the past few centuries was often based exclusively on skin color. In addition, both the Old and New Testaments condemn the practice of “man-stealing” which is what happened in Africa in the 19th century. Africans were rounded up by slave-hunters, who sold them to slave-traders, who brought them to the New World to work on plantations and farms. This practice is abhorrent to God. In fact, the penalty for such a crime in the Mosaic Law was death: “Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught must be put to death” (Exodus 21:16). Similarly, in the New Testament, slave-traders are listed among those who are “ungodly and sinful” and are in the same category as those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, adulterers and perverts, and liars and perjurers (1 Timothy 1:8-10). Another crucial point is that the purpose of the Bible is to point the way to salvation, not to reform society. The Bible often approaches issues from the inside out. If a person experiences the love, mercy, and grace of God by receiving His salvation, God will reform his soul, changing the way he thinks and acts. A person who has experienced God’s gift of salvation and freedom from the slavery of sin, as God reforms his soul, will realize that enslaving another human being is wrong. A person who has truly experienced God’s grace will in turn be gracious towards others. That would be the Bible’s prescription for ending slavery.
Gave us free will and forgives all… yet made a hell for when we do things he doesn’t like - God desires that every person spend eternity with Him (Matthew 18:14; 2 Peter 3:9), but He honors our free will (John 4:14). Anyone who so desires can go to heaven (John 1:12). Jesus already paid the price for our salvation, but we must accept that gift and transfer ownership of our lives to Him (Luke 9:23). Heaven is perfect, and God cannot take anyone there who insists on holding on to his or her sin. We must allow Him to cleanse us of our sin and make us righteous in His sight (2 Corinthians 5:21). John 1:10–12 shows us the problem and the solution: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” We can choose to trust in Jesus’ payment for our sin, or we can choose to pay for our sins ourselves—but we must remember that the payment for our sin is eternity in hell. C. S. Lewis said it this way: “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’”
God is all powerful, he should be able to overcome a “bad” spirit - First, we know God is absolutely sovereign over all creation, and this includes Satan. Certainly, Satan and his demons wreak havoc in the world, but they are only allowed a certain amount of freedom. We also know that God has planned everything from the beginning of time to the end. Nothing can thwart His plans, and things are proceeding exactly on schedule. “The LORD of hosts has sworn: ‘As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand’” (Isaiah 14:24). Second, “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). Whatever God has planned for Satan, that plan will be the best one possible. God’s perfect wrath and justice will be satisfied, and His perfect righteousness will be glorified. Those who love Him and who wait for His plan to be fulfilled will be thrilled to be part of that plan and will praise and glorify Him as they see it unfold. Third, we know that to question God’s plan and its timing is to question God Himself, His judgment, His character and His very nature. It is not wise to question His right to do exactly as He pleases. The psalmist tells us, “As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30). Whatever plan comes from the mind of the Almighty is the best plan possible. It is true that we can’t expect to understand that mind perfectly, as He reminds us, “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ says the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Nevertheless, our responsibility to God is to obey Him, to trust Him, and to submit to His will, whether we understand it or not. In the case of His timing for Satan’s demise, it has to be the best possible plan because it is God’s plan. But true Christians do not care about it. Because the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Romans 16:20
1: when did i lose my virginity?
14, when i was sec 2? ( i don’t mind do a storytime on this if you all want know more ) 😛
12: how often do i have sex?
Last time, my ex and i will have sex like every week 🌝🙈
now, its just sometimes like hook ups and fwbs.
But going to stop soon~
21: Have i ever had a threesome? If not, would i?
Nope i have never tried before. Actually someone asked me to join their threesome but i can’t go because of exams and a strict mom 😂 I maybee will like try once in my life? Maybe 2 guys? 🤔
We pray today to declare that Jesus Christ is our hope, for the Bible tells us in John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome it!”
We pray for an overflow of your light and life God in every situation, that no matter what darkness people may be facing, Jesus will be their light, their rock and their hope to which they can cling to!
God you are “Jehovah Jireh” the Lord our provider; and that in Christ, we will lack nothing (Psalm 34:10)! So we pray today to claim that promise of provision and life, in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
Dipper sat in the cabin of the Mystery Hull with Mabel, who was busy organizing her collection of colored shells. Stan had told him to wait in there and to keep his sister company. Of course he wanted to spend time with Mabel, but he had no interest in making pictures out of shells.
“Why does Stan treat me like a kid?” Dipper asked his sister, who was now stacking the shells into a model of a building in town.
Will I go I hell if I don't finish the bible before I die?
No, you won’t, you will not be saved by read his word, though the Bible says that faith comes by hearing the word of God and there is the instructions of how to be saved.
Jesus was clear that “no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again” (John 3:3). He was also clear that hell is an eternal punishment for those who do not obey Him (Matthew 25:46). Second Thessalonians 1:8–9 says that in the end God “will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.” John the Baptist said about Jesus, “His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire” (Matthew 3:12).
John 3:18 explains in the simplest terms who will go to heaven and who will go to hell: “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” So, those who go to hell are specifically those who do not believe in Jesus’ name. To “believe” goes beyond a mental recognition of the truth. To believe in Christ for salvation requires a transfer of allegiance. We stop worshiping ourselves, we forsake our sin, and we begin to worship God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:36–27; Mark 12:30).
God desires that every person spend eternity with Him (Matthew 18:14; 2 Peter 3:9), but He honors our free will (John 4:14). Anyone who so desires can go to heaven (John 1:12). Jesus already paid the price for our salvation, but we must accept that gift and transfer ownership of our lives to Him (Luke 9:23). Heaven is perfect, and God cannot take anyone there who insists on holding on to his or her sin. We must allow Him to cleanse us of our sin and make us righteous in His sight (2 Corinthians 5:21). John 1:10–12 shows us the problem and the solution: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” x