Monthly Archives: August 2013

On Our Faith

Our faith is mysterious.   We are incapable, with our limited reasoning powers, of comprehending God.   He is one, yet three; all powerful, but created man with a free will; true God and true man. Faith is our response to we … Continue reading

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Looking with Our Eyes, Seeing with Our Heart

We look out on the world with our eyes, but see the world with our heart.   Our eyes look on an object, determine its value and hue, and bring the object into focus.  The object our eyes look on, our … Continue reading

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Salvation, Through God and a Person Working Together

St. Paul teaches that salvation is achieved through God and a person working together.  Salvation comes from God alone (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 169), but is not achieved by God alone.  The person must respond to God’s offer … Continue reading

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Sensing the Lord

His wonder, power, and glory abound and are continually before my eyes.  I see His wonder in the flutter of leaves in a calm breeze; His power in billowing storm clouds and bolts of lighting exchanged between them; His glory … Continue reading

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Purgatory in the Old Testament and Early Church

I will conclude this week’s brief (unplanned, but is this not how the Lord works) discourse on Purgatory with The Roots of Purgatory which presents further Biblical support for Purgatory.  The early Church Fathers teachings on the Purgatory is also briefly presented … Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, There Is a Purgatory

My recent postings referencing Purgatory have prompted some to ask, where does Purgatory appear in the Bible?   St. Paul wrote in Greek.   When St. Paul stated that, “he himself will be saved, but only as through fire,” (1 Corinthians 3:15) … Continue reading

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Mary, the Queen Mother of the Davidic King Who Reigns Forever

Jesus is of the line of King David, the fulfillment of God’s promise to King David: “When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth … Continue reading

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