_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
Found this video, made me sooo happy! It’s a short behind-the-scenes of Season 2 episode Secrets of the Guardian Strike Sword with Jason Marsden, Rob Paulsen, and Kevin Michael Richardson (Danger Duck, Rev Runner, and Tech E. Coyote)
I just saw a post like this but I didn’t think it was very good because it was way too long an rambled on about a ton of stuff that the average reader doesn’t care about. So here is my shot at getting people to understand each Yugioh spinoff series and hopefully watch them if you never have before.
As a note for all of them I do suggest watching them in Japanese. They are a lot better in so many ways but I don’t hold it against you if you prefer the English dubs, they can still be very enjoyable that way too. But just recognize that you are missing out on a lot a of cut content and serious scenes tones down to be more silly.
Being the first Yugioh series after DM and having no source material manga to reference this series really focuses on the card game hard. The characters all use decks and strategies that real players were using at the time. They make smart moves which leads to very compelling and exciting duels. While the decks n DM did reflect their player’s personality, GX turns that up to 11 and allows us to really learn a lot about a person by the cards they play. This trend continues for all of the spin-offs but it is most concentrated here.
It has many references and cameos from DM as it takes place in the future when Duel Monsters has pretty much become the international sport of the world and children can be sent to boarding schools to become pro athletes of Duel Monsters. Of course supernatural threats make daily school life a lot more difficult.
More so than any other Yugioh, GX has a strong theme of “growing-up”. It starts off celebrating the wonders of youth, having carefree says where you just have fun playing a game. But over time more mature problems and situations arise that the characters don’t always have experience or maturity to quite handle yet. Taking on new responsibilities as they plan out their future creates tough drama for these growing characters. Not to mention the show has one of the most unique and interesting antagonists in the franchise.
One of the downsides is that while most of the spin-offs have a slow start and then it gets really good later, GX suffers from some terrible pacing in the first half. If you can’t into the early slice-of-life episodes that often silly and sometimes extremely silly then it will be a bumpy ride waiting for it to get good. Even after it starts to show its potential it will dip into random filler episodes suddenly that break the established mood. Despite that please stick with it because once the characters and settings are fully established we really do get into some really serious deep plots and characters that are extremely memorable and highly worth the buildup.
The last season was never dubbed so you need to watch that in Japanese if you want to see it.
Since GX could at times feel childish to DM (even though at other times it was also much more mature), 5Ds felt the need to a bit more adult and dark to stay up to date with a generation that had already grown-up on Yugioh. Don’t be mistaken though as there is still occasional moments for childish fun and jokes. This is probably the series that least resembles the actual Yugioh card game honestly. It is probably one of the most unevenly liked series from beginning to end due to major changes throughout it.
In the far future after DM & GX a huge disaster created a large divide between the poor and the rich. By this point dueling is not just the world’s favorite sport but they have made it more extreme by adding motorcycles to the mix which is a whole new source of excitement for spectators and players alike. In the beginning the antagonists are rivals and authority figures that try to oppress the protagonists but over time supernatural villains appear as well.
This is the series that introduced Synchro summoning. As well as Riding Duels and Speed Spells which despite being featured a lot were never integrated as part of the real card game and only used in a few DS video games.
5Ds is probably the only spin-off that doesn’t start off really slow and is pretty good right away. Then of course by the second act they rev it up and make it extremely exciting. Sadly after that though the writers changed and it was very noticeable. Opinions vary on the second half of 5Ds but most people agree that is sadly not as good as the first half. One more thing that really stands out about 5Ds forward is that the soundtrack really improved!
It is hard to talk about 5Ds without giving away too many spoilers but needless to say there is probably a character that you would really like and related to. Even though the concept of Riding Duels probably seems really strange and ever silly at first they quickly make a lot of sense in the context of the series.
In the dub several episodes are skipped towards the end including again the entire last arc. So you will need to watch the Japanese version if you want to see those lost episodes.
After 5Ds was a bit alienating to their younger demographic they returned to brighter colors and a younger protagonists. Don’t be fooled though because despite its visuals Zexal has something for people all ages, including mature serious plots for older viewers. It is the most polarizing Yugioh series as people either love it or hate it. Being my favorite series I will tell you why if you watch it I am sure you will be in the love it camp.
Zexal takes place in a clean-slate world. With one small exception there is no clanky direct references to previous series. While they continue many beloved tropes it takes place in its own fresh world. From the first episode it is established that this series is about a quest or a journey. There is a clear goal in mind that the characters work towards for the entire series. Course other conflicts arise and even other goals come up that while equally important, contradict the other goals the characters have. It is really a series about facing difficult choices and facing despair head-on.
This is the series that introduced Xyz summoning.
I should also mention that I believe overall this series has the greatest cast of antagonists. Very few of them are simply the “embodiment of evil” as we have often seen before but instead well-developed characters who are doing their evil deeds because they feel like it is for the best. Good and evil is not always so black and white in Zexal. As such how you treat your opponents (or enemies) is a big theme of the series.
It has its flaws and is not perfect but I think overall it is really well-rounded to the point where it is easy to overlook them because of all the good points (course dozens of people would disagree with that). As mention before it is probably the second slowest spin-off to really get going and get good but again please stick with it.
Zexal is the only spin-off to be completely dubbed and honestly I think it is of the best dubbed Yugioh series despite the many flaws the dub still has. As always though if you don’t like the dub then please watch the superior Japanese version.
After having 4 distinct Yugioh series, Arc-V tries to take a little bit from all of the previous ones to please everyone. Unlike any of the other series I do suggest watching all of the other series before watching Arc-V. You can still very much enjoy Arc-V if you don’t but it is littered with references to the previous series that you enjoy more if you get them.
As it is still airing I don’t want to give out too many spoilers for it but basically it revolves around a conflict involving many different factions. Getting each faction to fix their internal problems and work together to face the real threat is a major theme. It is common for viewers to take pride in being part of one of the factions.
It introduces Pendulum Summoning but also features all other summoning types (Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz). It also features Action Magic cards, another mechanic that has no relevance to the real card game.
Arc-V so far in general has been pretty well-received by the fans. It has a certain charm that seems to interest people. As well as a lot of fanservice for the fandom that gets people to clamor for it. By the time it is done it will be interesting to see which of its strengths it is most remembered for.
I would say its greatest weakness is that it has a very large cast of highly interesting characters and not really enough screentime to give everyone the attention they deserve. It can be frustrating when your favorite character hasn’t been on-screen in a long time. But since it is still airing there is hope for more character-development all around.
Arc-V is slowly being dubbed and is way behind the Japanese version. Good luck finding the dub as it isn’t too widely available.
Remember I always stream the newest episode right as it airs in Japan so please feel come to my stream to watch the newest Yugioh (currently Arc-V) with 100′s of other fans as we geek out together over our love of Yugioh!
Rev wasn’t one for lurking outside of the Citadel, but today was different. Always looking for parts, scraps, whatever he could get his hands on to help patch up the vehicles that came into his care within the Garage. Today was different, he saw it with his own eyes. A crash, a black puff of smoke rising into the air, just another crash. He hated that it brought him joy, nobody could’ve survived that nasty accident, which meant all the more parts for him.
The War Boy made his way to the crash site as quickly as he could. He gave it a once over before scrounging around as he always did, that was, until something caught his eye. This wasn’t a something, it was a someone ! They couldn’t have been alone, but the blackthumb didn’t see any other bodies laying around. Maybe they had survived, just maybe.
Acting fast, Rev pulled the body from the rubble, getting them a safe distance away from the mutilated vehicle. He checked for vitals, and luckily for the girl, she was still clinging onto life. This was what he’d been training for, learning under the Organic Mechanic, to finally help save someone. The War Boy went to work, using the supplies he was able to store in the pouches attached to his belts.
It wasn’t long until she began to came around, stirring gently and letting out soft groans. This made Rev stop, waiting for her to finally come to.
“Ya ain’t dead.” He answered, giving her a soft smile, “surprised ya ain’t t’ be honest with ya. Guess you’re just one t’ hold on, huh?”