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Manila city government issues traffic advisory for Iglesia ni Cristo's February 28 prayer rally
Philstar.com reports that the Manila City government has released a traffic advisory in preparation for the “Iglesia ni Cristo Grand Evangelical Mission” prayer rally on Tuesday, February 28, 5 p.m. at the Quirino Grandstand. Thousands are expected to attend the event. As such, we are reposting the traffic advisory:
Published on: Feb 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
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Philstar.com reports that the Manila City government has released a traffic advisory in preparation for the “Iglesia ni Cristo Grand Evangelical Mission” prayer rally on Tuesday, February 28, 5 p.m. at the Quirino Grandstand. Thousands are expected to attend the event. As such, we are reposting the traffic advisory:

 

Drop-off and Parking

  • Drop off point of participants will be from Roxas Boulevard southbound fronting carabao statue at the Luneta.
  • Parking areas for VIP will be at the north wing of Quirino Grandstand (fronting the Police Community Precinct).
  • For those with car pass, parking will be at the South Drive from Roxas Boulevard to Independence Road.
  • Parking lot for buses would be at one lane from the stretch of Roxas Boulevard from P. Burgos to P. Ocampo.
  • Parking areas are also designated at the PICC complex and Paco Park. For motorcycles, parking will be at Bonifacio Drive Service Road.

 

Route Guides and Updates

  • Katigbak Drive, South Drive and Independence Road will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 12 noon.
  • From the stretch of Bonifacio Drive north and southbound lane from 25th Street to Anda Circle, there will be one lane only.
  • For light vehicles, one lane of T.M. Kalaw, east and westbound near the sidewalk from Roxas Boulevard to Ma. Orosa.
  • Heavy traffic will also be expected along Roxas Boulevard service road from T.M. Kalaw to P. Ocampo, eastbound of P. Burgos over the sidewalk from Roxas Boulevard to Ma. Orosa, northbound lane of Bonifacio Drive over the sidewalk from 25th St. to Anda Circle.
  • Jones Bridge Magallanes, however, will be open to traffic.
  • All motorists are advised to take alternate routes.
  • Motorists are advised to take President Quirino to Nagtahan or Taft Avenue to Jones, MacArthur and Quezon bridges.

 

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  • Helen of Troy sparked war Half Jordanian
    [God] is not proud....He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.--CS Lewis
    7 months ago     Reply  
  • Happy World Teachers Month SCRAP PSFPDAF
    PARABLE OF GOOD SEED Luke 8:4-15
    "The sower went out to sow the seed. And as he sowed , some of the grain fell along the way, was trodden on the birds of the sky ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and no sooner had it come up than it withered, because it had no water. Some fell among thorns; the thorns grew up with the seed and choked it. But some fell on good soil and grew, producing fruit--a hundred times as much." And Jesus cried out "Listen then, if you have ears to hear!"

    "The seed is the word of God. Those along the wayside are people who hear it, but immediately the devil comes and takes the word from their minds, for he doesn't want them to believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are people who receive the word with joy, but they have no root; they believe for awhile and give way in time of of trial. Among the thorns are people who hear the word but as they go their way, are choked by worries,riches and the pleasures of life; they bring no fruit to maturity. The good soil, instead, are people who receive the word and keep it in a gentle and generous mind, and persevering patiently, they bear fruit."


    A harvest of a hundred fold is like an experience of a fisherman getting a really big catch, or an engineer closing a good can treat with a bog company. The sower must be very happy of the outcome of his sowing. Such is the Word of God! The seed that is planted in our hearts has the capacity to bear fruit in abundance. I fall the soil where these seeds pure planted are producing a hundredfold, then people will lead good lives and our world will really be a paradise. But why are we not bearing much fruit? Look at the extreme poverty around us, or the violence,graft and corruption, or the disorder and killings and all other absences of love? Blame it to the seed? Or is there something wrong with the soil?
    7 months ago     Reply  
  • Easy FNM cover
    Goodluck sa mga Mutya ng Miss U. I sometimes feel I am a sheep lost and without a shepherd.
    9 months ago     Reply  
  • Underneath It All Jose Ryzal
    No loving father would give a stone or a snake to his hungry sin if he asked for a piece of bread or a fish.Jesus used the absurdity of that analogy in Matthew 7 to underscore the heavenly Father's readiness to give good things to His children when they ask Him. He wanted them to have complete confidence in the Father's provision for their spiritual needs.
    Sometimes,however,it may seem as if the Lord has given us " stones" instead of "bread". But in His wisdom,He actually is working through our circumstances to give us something far better than what we requested. An unknown author expressed it this way:
    I asked for health that I might do greater things;
    I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
    I asked God for strength that I might achieve;
    I was made weak that I might be happy;
    I was given poverty that I might be wise.
    I asked for power and the praise of men;
    I was given weakness to sense ,y need of God.
    I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
    I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
    I got nothing I asked for but everything I hoped for;
    In spite of myself, my prayers were answered ----I am among all men most richly blessed.
    Yes, God always gives us what's best for us.
    We may Ask AMISS,But God ANSWER Aright.
    10 months ago     Reply  
  • Humanae Vitae On "Competency of the Magisterium"
    If you were to select some of the most influential figures in the whole sweep of the ages,men and women who have affected millions of lives,what names would be on your list? I think one name that would appear on all our lists,without exception,would be the name of Jesus.
    Reynolds Prince,writing about "Jesus of Nazareth" in Time magazine (December 1999), declared that "a serious argument can be made that no one else's life has proved remotely as powerful and enduring as that of Jesus."

    Abusing the exercise of our freedom and will leads us to develop a rebellious mentality against any authority that tells us to do what is right and avoid what is wrong.
    11 months ago     Reply  
  • Spiritual Nourishment
    Regardless of our income or vocation,we can all be philanthropists.Greatness is not measured by rank or power but by concern for the "little ones".
    Apr 22 2013 @ 07:32pm     Reply  
  • Dynasty rin dito sa 'min
    THE PARABLE OF THE PHARISEE AND THE TAX COLLECTOR Lk-18:9-14

    "I am not like the rest of humanity---greedy,dishonest, adulterous---or even like this tax collector."
    The prayer of the Pharisee is a caricature of prayer.True prayer is reaching out to God to glorify him The Pharisee instead glorified himself. He boast of his faithfulness to the Torah,his fasting,and paying of taxes. He virtually assumes God's role as judge, judging himself as one deserving a a reward. He outs himself above others and prays with an eye on the tax collector judging him as an example of one who is greedy and dishonest. He reminds God of the other people's short comings and counts himself fortunate for not being like the rest. His scorn for them betrays his ignorance of the Lord who is close to sinners and the broken hearted,who humbles the proud but rises the lowly. The humbled and repentant Publican goes home in the right relationship with God,while the Pharisee still wallows in his self-righteousness.
    Apr 15 2013 @ 09:32am     Reply  
  • Bisikleta Iglesia
    TEACHING ABOUT OATHS
    "Do not swear at all".--Mt 5:33-37

    Jesus voice out his opposition to oaths because these involve swearing. A Jew make an oath to guarantee the truthfulness of his statement. The oath-for-mula,although avoiding naming God directly, still tries to involve him as the guarantor of the affirmations. The expressions "by heaven", "by earth","by Jerusalem" are all indirect references to God. For Jesus to use these is to infringe on God's majesty and transcendence.

    Jesus exhorts his disciples to be plainly truthful and trustworthy.Since they are witnesses to the truth of the gospel,they should never stop being truthful. By swearing an oath,they themselves cast a shadow of doubt over their other affirmations. Thus, they play into the hands of their enemy who constantly seeks to discredit them and the gospel they preach.
    Mar 27 2013 @ 08:40pm     Reply  
  • Super Pop culture
    Bile scholar William Barely recalls the experience of a group of British soldiers during World War 1.For a long time the men were in a respectively quiet stand off with the enemy. Among them was an atheist who, trying to fill up the empty days,went to the chaplain to ask if any books were available.The only book the chaplain had was the Bible.

    The atheist refused the Bible at first,but then he took it and began to read the Old Testament at random. He came across the story of Esther and was so engrossed by it that he decided to read the whole Bible. As he did, he realized that what he was reading was true,and he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

    The apostle Paul stated in 2Timothy 3:16 that "all Scripture...is profitable." It gives people the wisdom that leads to "salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus"(v.15 . Even passages that may seem boring and lacking in spiritual value have the power to transform people's lives.
    Mar 07 2013 @ 05:16pm     Reply  
  • From Zero to below zero
    "If we leave him alone, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our land and our nation."--John 11-45-57

    The Sanhedrin which was composed of the elders, the Scribes, and the chief priests, was the supreme court of Israel. During the Roman occupation,the empire clipped the power of the Sanhedrin,especially its authority to impore capital punishment.Because of this, and because of tragedies occasioned by the revolt of persons claiming to be the "Messiah", like Judas the Galilean in AD 6, The Sanhedrin became paranoid to issues involving persons who claim to be the Messiah. In the case of Jesus, their fear of possible consequences made the Sanhedrin decide do away with him even before they can seriously examine his cause. For the Sanhedrin, the survival of the Jewish faith and way of life was more important than the life of any single Jew.
    Feb 08 2013 @ 02:11pm     Reply  
  • Origen C.S Lewis
    I read about a young convict who thinks that human conduct is similar to that of the salmon. Referring to the murders he committed and to his own fate,he said," Things just happen." He thinks some kind of force was responsible for his pulling the trigger and killing two people. But he is wrong.Man is free and cannot blame his sinful actions on an uncontrollable force force such as instinct.

    More than 2,500 years ago,some Israelites were using a similar excuse for their sin.They quoted a well-known proverb that placed the blame for their sins on their ancestors(Ezekiel 18:2). But God told them they were wrong.He said that a good man will not be punished for the sins of his evil father.
    Jan 22 2013 @ 03:13pm     Reply  
  • Imuthis
    In a bitting comment,one philosopher said of another that he was "the greatest of thinkers and the most petty,but we certainly wouldn't want that statement to be said about us.
    Better by far to be an ordinary person who by God's grace reflects Christ's character.Better not to be a mental giant who is spiritually petty.
    Intelligence and Knowledge are God's gift's, and we can admire them.But we must remember that a good heart and godly character are more to be desired than brainpower,and that love is the most praise worthy of gifts (1 Corinthians 13:13)
    Even though we may respect friends who are blessed with keen minds,we know that wisdom from the Lord is what we really need.In Proverbs 2-3, we are told to search for wisdom as for hidden treasures,and to realize that it is more valuable than silver,gold,or rubies (2:4;3:14-15). Wisdom is called "a tree of life", which is a symbolic way of describing the blessing of being in a right relationship with God (3:18). A wise person can walk through life with confidence,assured of the Lord's approval (v.26).
    Jan 19 2013 @ 02:40pm     Reply  
  • Imuthis
    Psalm 106 contains a serious warning against dismissing God from our life----as if that were possible. Israel took the Lord's mercies for granted,and God called that rebellion(v.7). They developed malnourished souls because they chose to ignore Him(vv.13-15). What a lesson for us!

    Ang ganda magpaliwanag ni Prof.Raselis linaw. Atty Allan pagiua. nasa likod nyo rin kami.
    Jan 18 2013 @ 01:57pm     Reply  
  • The Five senses
    On Insects;"The fossil record does not give any information on the origin of insects."---Encyclo[pedia Britannica

    On Fish:"To our Knowledge,no 'link' connected this new beast to any previous form of life.The fish just appeared."----Marvels and Mysteries of Our Animal

    On Plant Life:"Most botanists look to the fossil record as the source of enlightenment.But ...no such help has been discovered...There is no evidence of the ancestry."--- The Natural History of Palms

    On Fish Becoming Amphibians; "Just how or why they did this we will probably never know."----The Fishers
    Jan 12 2013 @ 09:04am     Reply  
  • Divine Madness
    What the Fossil Evidnece Says..about the original of Living Things

    From Ape to Man:" No fossil or other physical evidence directly connects man to ape"--Science digest

    On Apes:" Unfortunately,the fossil record which would enable us to trace the emergence of the apes is still hopelessly incomplete."--The Primates

    On the origin of Life:" For at least three-quarters of the book of ages engraved in the earth's crust the pages are blank."--The World We live In "
    Jan 12 2013 @ 08:09am     Reply  
  • Galactus
    Sure there is God, but don't confuse it with ORGANIZED RELIGIONS! The latter are all scams...
    Dec 23 2012 @ 02:47pm     Reply  
  • Loyola Meralco Sparks Fan
    Many People think that the Church is an archaic institution,no longer relevant in our modern world. Yet I am convinced that the Church faithfully teaches the Bible and Proclaims the good news of salvation through Christ provides exactly what we all need to "find our way home".
    Dec 23 2012 @ 10:24am     Reply  
  • Unfollow
    As a boy, I laughed and cried as I read The Adventures of Tom sawyers and Huckleberry Finn. I gave little thoughts to the author of these books,though,until I saw a dramatized version of Mark Twain's life.
    Twain had his share of tragedy.He blamed himself for his younger brothers death in a steamboat accident at age 20; and for the death of his only son,who died from diphtheria at 19 months.He grieved bitterly over the deaths of two of his daughters--- one from meningitis at age 23 and one from a heart attack at age 29.
    But instead of turning to God,Twain became bitter and pessimistic.When he died at 74,he was desperately lonely,unhappy,and hopeless.
    Mark Twain had an emptiness that could not be satisfied with money and fame.His success as a writer only increased his misery and sense of loss. His life illustrates the folly of living without God,which is described in Ecclesiastes 6:7-12.
    Dec 19 2012 @ 01:28pm     Reply  
  • Great Error
    Do not lie to one another. Colossians3:9

    THOSE WHO LISTEN TO LIES
    LOSE THE ABILITY TO HEAR THE TRUTH.
    Nov 29 2012 @ 05:11pm     Reply  
  • Western wall
    "The souls of the saints are the garden of Jesus Christ,...a garden for delight; He rejoice in them." ---John Owen
    Nov 10 2012 @ 04:03pm     Reply  
  • Against Ignorance & Bogus Lie
    Lying seems to be a way of life for many people.Speaking the the truth should be one of the outstanding characteristics of a follower of Christ.According to Colossians 3:9, a believer should not lie, since he has "put off the old man with his deeds." Whenever we are deceitful,we are following Satan's example,"for he is a liar and the father of it"( John 8:44).

    Lies are based on the false assumption that we can hide a wrong and protect ourselves from truth by simply denying the facts. But lying merely compounds a problem.

    TO AVOID LYING,DO NOTHING THAT NEEDS A COVER UP.
    Nov 06 2012 @ 09:38am     Reply  
  • Fabio Matzunaga
    When Jesus utters a word, He opens His mouth so wide that it embraces all heaven and earth,even though the word be but a whisper--Martin Luther
    Oct 31 2012 @ 08:02pm     Reply  
  • Chairman Mao
    The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.---Chinese Proverb

    A wise man reflects before he speaks: a fool speaks, and then reflects on what he has uttered.---French Proverb
    Oct 16 2012 @ 09:44am     Reply  
  • Camera walls
    On July 20,1969 Apollo II astronauts landed on the moon.It was an unprecedented human achievement.Millions remember the words of Neil Armstrong:"That's one small step for man,one giant leap for mankind". President Nixon declared,"All humanity is one in their pride".

    Two thousand years earlier,the Creator of the moon made a giant leap of a vastly different Kind.He descended from heaven to earth(Philippians2:5-8). God the Son, the eternal Word (John 1:1,14), stepped down from heaven to become fully human, while remaining fully God.It was an amazing "leap", which showed us so that He could die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.By trusting Him as our Savior, we are forgiven.We also receive His Spirit, who enables us to overcome selfish ambition and conceit, and to care for others)Philippians2:3-4).

    A leap into space may unite mankind in the pride of achievement, but it pales in comparison with what God accomplished when Jesus came from heaven to earth. He now unites all who trust
    Him, producing in them a growing humility and love that replaces selfishness and pride Going to the moon is nothing compared to that.
    Oct 06 2012 @ 09:58am     Reply  
  • Pocket guide to the other world Inday tvj
    CHARISM AND AUTHORITY

    BASICALLY, IN terms of a bone skeleton,there are three kinds of animals.Some animals have none.This renders them very flexible but also very vulnerable, as in the case of mollusks and arthropods. other animals have a hard bone skeleton, but it is on the surface of them body like a hard shell or armor (crab,turtles, etc.). This offers maximum protection,but makes locomotion quite difficult. Finally, a third category of animals have a bony skeleton inside their bodies (fish,reptiles,mammals,humans). This affords a good mixture of flexibility and firm support for the body.
    If we apply analogically the notion of bone skeleton to religious groups (which, in practice, comes down to comparing them in terms of the classic opposition "charism vs. authority"), we notice that these groups usually belong to one of three types. The first is the religious group which all charism (spontaneity) and has very volatile.The second type is the religious group which is all organizations and authority, but where there is little spiritual freedom,creativity,charism. The members of such a group tend to be rigid,conservative, dictatorial--like spiritual crabs.The third type is the religious group which has a strong internal organization allied with a great respect for charism and creativity.Naturally, in the course of its history, a given religious group may well change type and live out the pair "charism vs. authority" with different emphasis.
    Sep 27 2012 @ 04:42pm     Reply  
  • Pre Masonry Free thinkers
    The 18th-century author Samuel Johnson was noted for his wit,sensitivity,and encyclopedic Knowledge. He found solitude depressing,so he could be surrounded by people.He also confessed that he had a deep fear of dying.
    An Encyclopedia Britannica article,however,speaks of Johnson's "zest for living". It characterizes him as a "Christian moralist" with a strong conviction of the reality of sin and of the redemption provided through faith in Jesus Christ.It also says that "his faith prevailed," for when he knew he was dying"he refused to take opiates because he had prayed that he might render his soul to God unclouded." The article concludes,"few men have left finer examples of the art of living than Samuel Johnson."
    Sep 20 2012 @ 02:41pm     Reply  
  • Regime of Horror
    Humans were not created to govern themselves successfully apart from their Creator
    Sep 18 2012 @ 11:37am     Reply  
  • Rh bill Decoded
    Some scientists tel us that in less than 10 million years. the earth will be unable to sustain life because the sun will be too hot.This is depressing news for those who put all their hope in this world.It means that all of humankind's accomplishments will one day be wiped out.For those who believe the Bible,though,this information is not suprising.We know that the earth in its present form will one day be destroyed "with fervent heat" (2Peter3:10). But that's not depressing news.On the contrary,we gladly anticipate the day when our sin-marred planet will be replaced by a world"in which righteousness dwells (v.13). This expectation becomes for us a powerful incentive for "holy conduct and godliness"(v.11). We also realize that our earthly lives have great significance,because through our prayers,our behavior,and our Christian witness we become partners with God as He works in the world.And one day,when He replaces our present cosmos with the perfect world,we will be given a place in our eternal home(John14:2). Because of our faith in Christ,we can be filled with joy and hope.The Lord wants to use our life in this world and He promises us a perfect world to come.

    THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT IF CHRIST IS YOUR HOPE.
    Sep 12 2012 @ 11:02am     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    "Knowing that the ancient Enemy strives by all means to hinder your desire to do good, and to keep you void of all religious exercises."(Blessed Thomas a' kempis). Do you feel that you are struggling with the devil, and not simply with temptations?What defense do you use against this "strong" adversary?
    Sep 05 2012 @ 06:34pm     Reply  
  • ALberto glory
    1Tim5:6 Datapuwat ang nangagpapaka buyo sa mga kalayawan,bagamat buhay ay Patay.
    Aug 13 2012 @ 01:33pm     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    The Report of the Guard Mt28:8-15

    The Jewish leaders also disputed the heart of the Christian message by spreading the tale that there was really no resurrection for Jesus,and that the first disciples were the real culprits;they stole the body of Jesus in order to make others believe that he rose from the dead.Justin Martyr and Tertullian mentioned this strategy of the Jewish leaders in their writings.
    The Christian possessed the truth,but the truth was manipulated by persons who tried to silence it with money.
    The goodnews of Jesus,however,cannot be silenced.This was paid for by the very blood of Jesus and by the blood of martyrs who stood by it. journal in his
    Jul 30 2012 @ 01:35pm     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    "The Lord appointed seventy[-two] others." Lk10:1-9

    We owe to Luke the two-volume work--the gospel and the Acts of the Apostles--which is the largest,writing by any author in the New Testament canon.Luke is said to be a native of Antioch in Syria, a Gentile who had become a proselyte or a God-- fearer, that is, converted or attracted to Judaism before he embraced the Christian faith.References in the New Testament (Ph1m24;Col4:14;2Tm4:11) speak of him as a coworker and a beloved physician who was faithful to Paul in a final imprisonment of the four evangelists,he has the best control of the Greek language and shows knowledge of Greek literature and thought. In the late fourth century Epiphanus claimed that Luke was one of the seventy two disciples mentioned in Lk 10:1-9, but internal evidence of Luke-Acts shows that Luke was not an eye witness to the ministry of Jesus;rather he counts himself among those who received the Knowledge of the events passed along from the original eye witness of the events and ministries of the world.
    In Lk10:1-9 pericope on the appointment of further seventy-two disciples (in addition to the Twelve) reminds us of the work of un-named disciples in preparing the way for Jesus as he visits the towns and villages of Israel.This also reminds of the labors of apostolic men who worked with the Twelve and the more known apostles like Paul,Barnabas,Silas, and Timothy.Luke was one of these apostolic men.
    Jul 13 2012 @ 04:55pm     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY
    Do you Know the heart of your religion?Do you have a "cafeteria" mentality about Catholicism--choosing only to observe only to observe those laws which are convenient to you and disregarding the hard demands of faith?
    Jul 11 2012 @ 02:51pm     Reply  
  • Save sierra madre save rapurapu
    ATTENTIVE TO PEOPLE'S BODIES

    WHEN IT comes to the treatment of the body or to the way we should judged the flesh-and-blood dimension of humans as distinct from their spiritual dimension,heresies abound in the history of the Catholic Church. These take on extreme and opposing views,as if a lot of Christians were incapable of a balanced view of these realities.Two examples of such heresies are that of the 12th-century Cathari and of the 16th-century Alumbrados. The Cathari viewed the visible world as evil,followed a rigorous asceticism,were completely vegetarian except for fish, branded pregnancy and normal sexual intercourse as Satan's work. In other words,they despised the body and its needs.At the opposite end of the spectrum, the spanish pseudomystics called the Alumbrados professed that the "perfect" Christians,under the guise of " communications of the Holy Spirit and divine love between souls," could commit the grossest carnal sins without guilt. In other words, they glorified the body and its needs.

    We find none of these extremes in the views of Jesus. While giving preponderance of value to the soul (see MT10:28;"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot Kill the soul"), he nevertheless gives due attention to the body.In (MK6:30-34), we saw Jesus first feeding the souls of the 5,000 people following him, and then feeding their bodies. In Jn6:1-15 Multipllication of the loaves--as if to balance things out--John shows Jesus feeding first the body and afterwards the soul.Moreover,on many other occasions we notice Jesus' attention to people's body,namely,through his countless healings.if we want to be true to the spirit of Jesus,we must be attentive to people' bodies, and not just to their souls. In an age when millions of our brothers and sisters go to bed hungry (some actually die of hunger), we must do our utmost to imitate Jesus and to feed the hungry.
    Jul 06 2012 @ 07:43pm     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    "Blessed are those who do not follow the counsel of the wicked..Rather, the law of the Lord is their joy; God's law they study day and night"(Ps1:1-2).
    Jul 03 2012 @ 03:58pm     Reply  
  • Scientology Darwinian
    "The angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."--The theoporous (carrying or evoking the divine name) names of the archangels reveals their Character and functions.

    Michael("Who is like God?") is the angel Protector of God's people(Dn10:21) and is presented in the Book of Revelation as leading the angels in battle against the dragon (Devil) and the fallen angels. If the devil opposes God,
    Michael' s name proclaims the divine sovereignty:Who is equal to God?

    Gabriel("Man of God") or "God has shown himself strong") is the angel who appears to Daniel at the time of the evening sacrifice and interprets to him the "last times"(Dn9:20-27). He is also the angel of the annunciation and describes himself to Zechariah as "one who stands before God"(Lk1:19).

    Raphael("God heals") is the angel sent to guide Tobiah and to cure Tobit's blindness, as we read in the Book of Tobit. Once he has accomplished his mission, he reveals his name:" I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord" (Tb12:15).

    In Hebrew, angels are melakiam, "messengers" of the Lord. They minister to and guide believers, provide for their needs, protect and deliver them from danger(Ps34:8;Dn6:22-24). Because Jesus is the Son of God and is "far superior to the angels" (Heb1:4) "angel" comes from the Greek angelo's, which is the translation of the Hebrew maliak. The angel is an emissary sent by Yahweh to speak or to work wonders in his name. In some Old Testament stories, it appears that the messenger is not distinguished from God. Angels comprise the heavenly retinue who praise Yahweh (Pss103:20;148:2). They are mediators between Yahweh and the prophets--they appear in visions or interpret the visions.The angels stand before God, but they are also "ministering spirits, sent to serve those who are to inherit salvation" (Heb1:4). They are sent to guard human beings, especially the chosen people:"God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways. with their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone" (Ps91:11-12).
    Jul 03 2012 @ 03:40pm     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY
    Rev.13:1 says 'he wears a crown and has "blasphemous names" written in his head.

    the official title of the Pope are: Vicar of Christ ,servant of servants of God, Supreme pontiff and Successor of Peter.
    Jul 01 2012 @ 09:07am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    trabajo ipon travel enjoy sa israel, jerusalem ,europe at iba pang pilgrime sites
    Jun 27 2012 @ 09:34am     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY tribute
    2TIM3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived

    Act13:10 And said," O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?
    Jun 09 2012 @ 10:47am     Reply  
  • Jose Rizal's life & works through Rock & Roll!
    THE VALUE OF TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS

    WE HUMANS have an extraordinary capacity for compartmentalizing our lives, for setting up air--tight divisions between segments of reality that are really of one cloth.For example, our whole system of education is based on testing a students ability by various academic devices Known as "papers","exams","quizzes,""tests', etc. This kind of trials enhance their growth, spur them along on the path of learning.That may indeed be the best way to stimulate a young mind-- although some would prefer a less competitive academic environment.

    However, when it comes to spiritual progress, we hold completely opposing views, not being aware of our strange inconsistency. For instance, most of us instinctively think of temptations as being something evil in itself. A temptation leaves us with an impression of dirt ,defilement,spiritual regression.We spontaneously figure that we progress in the spiritual journey despite temptations.Well, in MK1:12:15 (THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS) should be enough to dispel such nonsense.

    For indeed,Jesus was tempted, three times Matthew and Luke provide us with three temptations which essentially entice Jesus to abandon God's arduous way and take the easy way of human beings.In that encounter, the tempter converses with Jesus in the manner of a rabbinic dialogue with free wheeling use of Scriptural texts.Here, the tempter speaks in the voice of a well- meaning friend and close disciple who in good faith and rebukes and advises Jesus to avoid suffering and defeat.
    Jun 09 2012 @ 09:15am     Reply  
  • alberto glory Ayos ba
    SCRIPTURAL BLIND SPOTS

    THERE IS a point in the retina which is not sensitive to light; it is where the optic nerve passes through the inner coat of the eyeball. That point is called the blind spot. By analogy this expression is extended to any given area which cannot be seen or reached with available equipment, such as radar beam or radio receptor. Always by analogy, the expression blind spot is applied to an area of human experience in which one fails to exercise understanding, judgement, or discrimination. We observe in the four gospels that the disciples of Jesus all had the same blind spot when it came to the correct understanding of what kind of person the future promised Messiah would be. Of course, they were not unique in this respect. Practically all their contemporaries shared that blind spot. Not without reason. For indeed, the Scripture were replete with glowing descriptions of the Messianic era and of the Messiah. Was not the latter expected. to be asking? And who would associate suffering with Kingship? true, theoretically a king could also be a leper or a hunchback or a stutterer. But there is something shocking in this kind of association, isn't there?

    Yet, the Scriptures also contain clear indications that the future Messiah would be a suffering king. In Lk 24:35-48 The Appearance to the disciples in Jerusalem shows Jesus referring to such passages as found "i the law of Moses, the prophets and the psalms." Likewise, in the Emmaus episode which immediately precedes in LK 24:35-48, we see Jesus explaining such passages" starting with Moses and going through all the prophets."" Obviously we are talking here of agood number of passages. Unfortunately, the disciples and their contemporaries had a scriptural blind spot: they simply could not see these passages! Subconsciously, they blocked them out of their awareness. Why? Because Kingship is normally associated with glory, not with suffering.

    We,too,have the same blind spot when we are scandalized our lives. As if "good Christians" (=spiritual kings?) should never suffer...
    Jun 06 2012 @ 07:39am     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    No tricks are used

    Juan 20:24 Ngunit si Tomas, isa sa labingdalawa, na tinatawag na Didimo, ay wala sa Kanila nang dumating si Jesus.

    v25 Sinabi nga sa Kaniya ng ibang mga alagad, Nakita namin ang Panginoon. Ngunit sinabi niya sa kanila, Malibang aking makita sa kaniyang mga kamay ang butas ng mga pako, at maisuot ko ang aking daliri sa butas ng mga pako, at maisuot ko ang aking kamay sa kaniyang tagiliran, ay hindi ako sasampalataya.

    v26 At pagkaraan ng walong araw ay muling nasa loob ng bahay ang kaniyang mga alagad, at kasama nila si Tomas. Dumating si Jesus, nang nangapipinid ang mga pinto, at tumayo sa gitna, at sinabi, Kapayapaan ang sumainyo.

    v27 Nang magkagayo'y sinabi niya kay Tomas iabot mo rito ang iyong daliri, AT ILAPIT MO RITO ANG IYONG kamay, at isuot mo siya sa aking tagiliran: at huwag ka ng magalinlangan Kundi Sumampalataya.

    v28 Sumagot si Tomas, at sa kaniyay sinabi, Panginoon ko at Dios ko.
    v29Sinabi sa kaniya ni Jesus, Sapagkat akoy nakita mo ay sumasampalataya ka: mapapalad yaong, hindi nangakakita, at gayo'y may nag sisampalataya.
    v30 Gumawa rin si Jesus ng ibat ibang maraming tanda sa harap ng kaniyang mga alagad, na hindi nangasusulat sa aklat na ito:
    v31Ngunit ang mga ito ay nangasulat, upang Kayo'y magsisampalataya na si Jesus ay ang Cristo, ang Anak ng Dios; at sa inyong pagsampalataya ay magkaroon kayo ng buhay sa kaniyang pangalan.

    We receives from him his enthusiasm to love, to hope, and to believe even though we are surrounded by forces of death, hatred, and falsehood.

    English version for Imports

    Jn 20:24 Now Thomas, called the twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.

    v25 The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see into His side, I will not believe."
    v26 And after eight days, His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them.Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, " Peace to you!"
    v27 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing."
    v28 And Thomas answered and to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
    v29 Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed."
    v30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this books;
    v31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

    May kape na hindi 3 in 1?
    Jun 01 2012 @ 05:19pm     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Leche! waah hinarang ung post ko may explicit content ba?1 sheet of..
    May 28 2012 @ 12:30pm     Reply  
  • Morrissey and Marr
    The Old Testimonies about the Primacy of Peter

    Augustine

    "Among these[apostles] Peter alone almost everywhere deserved to represent the whole Church.Because of that re[presentation of the Church, which only he bore, he deserved to hear 'I wi give to you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven'.(sermon 295:2[A.D411]).

    "Some things are said which seem to relate especially to the apostle Peter, and yet are not clear in their meaning unless referred to the Church, which he is acknowledged to have represented in a figure on account of the primacy which he bore among the disciples. Such is 'I will give unto you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven, and other similar passages. In the same way Judas represents those Jews who were Christ's enemies" (Commentary on Psalm 108[A.D415]).

    "Who is ignorant that the first of the apostles is the most blessed Peter?" (Commentary on John56:1[A.D416]).
    May 26 2012 @ 10:13am     Reply  
  • Morrissey and Marr
    "Een my layp wer ebreting wasrong/Samting finely wint rayt,"

    THE CURE OF A DEMONIAC LK4:31:37;MK1:21-28;Jesus and Beelzebul Mk3:22-30Gerasene demoniac;MK5:21-43; MK5:1-20;The Healing of a Boy with A demon MK9:14-29; ANOTHER EXORCIST mk9:38-40.
    May 26 2012 @ 10:01am     Reply  
  • circulo pugantes plastic age
    Can Justification Be Lost?

    Most Fundamentalists go on to say that losing ground in the sanctification battle wont jeopardize your justification. You might sin worse than you did before "getting saved", but you'll enter heaven anyway, because you can't undo your justification, which has nothing to do with whether you have supernatural life in your soul.John Calvin taught the absolute impossibility of losing justification. Martin Luther said it could be lost undoing the act of faith and rejecting Christ; but not by what Catholics call mortal sins.

    We explain our doctrines, since it can't coexist with serious sin. You then cease to be justified. If you were to die re- justified by having the supernatural life renewed in your soul, and you can do that by responding to the actual graces God sends you.
    God sends you as actual grace, say, in the form of a nagging voice that whispers, "You need to repent Go to confession!" You do, your sins are forgiven, you're reconciled to God, and you have supernatural life again (Jn20:21-23). or you say to yourself," May be tomorrow," and that particular supernatural impulse, that actual grace, passes you by. But another is always on the way, God never abandoning us to our own st*p*dity (1Tm2:4).

    Once you have supernatural life, once sanctifying grace is in your soul, you can increase it by every supernaturally good action you do: receiving Communion,Saying prayers, performing the corporal works of mercy.Is it worth increasing sanctifying grace once you have it; Isn't the minimum enough? Yes and no. It's enough to get you to heaven, but it may not be enough to sustain itself.it's easy to fall from grace, as you Know. The more solidly you're wed to sanctifying grace, the more likely you can withstand temptations.

    And if you do that, you'll maintain sanctifying grace. In other words once you achieve the supernatural life. you don't want to take it easy. The minimum isn't good enough because its easy to lose the minimum.We must continually seek God's grace, continually respond to the actual grace God is working within us, inclining us to turn to him and do good.To be saved and holy is a lifetime work to do good and avoid evil, and this does not only depend on what Church or religion to belong.
    May 26 2012 @ 09:31am     Reply  
  • alberto gory
    Justification and Sanctification continuation.

    The context here is what Protestants call sanctification, the process of being made holy. Sanctification is the sense in which we are said to be "freed from sin" in this passage. Yet in the Greek text, what is actually said is " he who has died has been justified from Sin." The term in Greek (dika100) is the word for being justified , yet the context indicates sanctification, which is why every standard translation renders the word "freed" rather than "Justified". This shows that, in Paul's mind, justification involves a real transformation. a real experimental freeing from sin, not just a change of legal status. And it shows that, in the way he uses terms, there is no rigid wall between justification and sanctification that Protestants Imagine.

    According to Scripture, sanctification and justification aren't just one-time events, but are ongoing process in the life of the believer. Both can be spoken of as past-time events, as Paul mentions in 1Cor6:11: "But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." Sanctification is also a present, ongoing process, as the author of the letter to the Hebrews notes: "For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified"(Heb10:44). In regard to justification also being an ongoing process, compare Romans4:3; genesis15:6 with both Hebrews 11:8;genesis12:1-4 and James2:21-23;Genesis22:1-18. In these passages, Abraham's justification is advanced three separate occasions.
    May 26 2012 @ 08:46am     Reply  
  • Sintido kumon
    JESUS' TRUE ROLE
    CONCERNING THE great musician Johann Sebastian Bach (1685- 1750), the Encyclopaedia Britannica has to say:" Although he was admired by his contemporaries primarily as an outstanding harpsichordist, organist, and expert on organ building, Johann Sebastian Bach is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time...For about 50 years after Bach's death, his music was neglected"( Vol.2, pp.556 and 560). Now what happened in the life of Bach was hardly exceptional.Many artists (painters, musicians, poets), whose genius is now recognized, were admired FOR THE WRONG REASONS by their contemporaries. For instance, some playwrights were admired only as actors, some musicians as performers, some poets as diplomats!

    We notice in Mark's Gospel especially, but to a lesser degree in all the other gospels, how Jesus is reluctant to having his miracles publicized. In Mk 7:31-37 The Healing of A deaf Man is an example of this:" He enjoined them strictly not tell any one." Why this appeal to secrecy? Because the publicity generated by his miracles would bring people to seek him out for the wrong reasons. They would see him primarily as a wonder worker, would even see in him a triumphant Messiah, would want to make him king (precisely what happened in Jn 6 after the feeding of the crowd), would foist on him the political role of the anti- Roman liberator--all of which would amount to a betrayal of his mission.
    May 26 2012 @ 08:20am     Reply  
  • Sintido kumon
    The Old Testament revealed God as First and the Last." Thus says the LORD of hosts; I am the First and I am the Last; and besides me there is no God."(Isaiah44:6) But the New Testament says that God, who is The First and the Last, is Jesus; "And he (Jesus) said unto me, it is done. I am Alpha and O mega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is thrist, the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."

    JOIN ME TO REFUTE AGAINST THE HOLY CATHOLIC FAITH.AFTER YOUR READING,PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH OTHERS.

    May nakakita na ba sa diyos?
    sagot Juan14:8-9 Sinabi sa kaniya ni Felipe,Panginoon, ipakita mo sa amin ang Ama, at sukat na ito sa amin.
    v9 Sinabi sa kaniya ni Jesus,Malaon nang panahong ako'y inyong Kasama, at hindi mo ako nakikilalla, Feipe? ang nakakita sa akin ay nakakita sa Ama; paanong sinasabi mo, I pakita mo sa amin ang Ama?
    Tried hard to destroy Catholism.

    All the founders of anti- Catholics sects keep the similar history.None of them led a life of outstanding holiness, but were involved in criticisms, protests, hatred, immorality and became notorious for their evil doings.

    The Rosary is a great prayer of intercession. What is sometimes missed, though, is that is also an opportunity to reflect upon the mysteries associated with the life of our Redeemer.When we pray the Rosary, let us have a renewed commitment to more deeply imbibing these mysteries and thus grow in our understanding and relationship with Jesus.
    May 26 2012 @ 07:45am     Reply  
  • get the punk off
    Justification and Sanctification continuation

    for this is the passage where he is at pains to stress the fact the we have made a decisive break with sin that must be reflected in our behavior:" What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? by no means!How can we who died to sin still live in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. Do not yield your members to sin as instrument of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your memebers to God as instruments of righteousness|"(6:12-13).
    May 25 2012 @ 09:41am     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    The Bible's teaching on Justification is much more nuanced. Paul indicates that there is a real transformation which occurs in justification, that it is not just a change in legal status. This is seen, for example, in Romans6:7, which every standard translation--Protestant ones included--renders as:"For he who has died is is freed from sin"(or a close variant).
    Paul is obviously speaking about being freed from sin in an experiental sense,
    May 25 2012 @ 08:52am     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    Justification and Sanctification

    We've mentioned that we need sanctifying grace in our souls if we're to be equipped for heaven. Another way of saying this is that we need to be justified." But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God"(1Cor6:11).
    The Protestants misunderstanding of Justification lies in its claim that Justification is a purely legal declaration by God that the sinner is now "justified". If you "accept Christ as your personal Lord and Savior", he declares you justified, though he doesn't really make you justified or sanctified; your soul is in the same state as it was before; but you're eligible for heaven.
    A person is expected thereafter to undergo sanctification (don't make the mistake of thinking that Protestants say sanctification achieved is, ultimately, immaterial to the question of whether you'll get to heaven. You will, since you're justified; and sanctification as a purely legal declaration is what counts. Unfortunately, this scheme is a legal fiction. it amounts to God telling an untruth by saying the sinner has been justified. while all along he knows that the sinner is not really justified, but is only covered under the "cloak" of Christ's righteousness. But, what God declares, he does." [S]o shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty. but it shall accomplish that which i send it"(Is55:11). So, when God declares you justified, he makes you justified. Any justification that is not woven together with sanctification is no justification at all.
    May 25 2012 @ 08:40am     Reply  
  • Alberto glory
    Our Separate Brethren And Other Similar Sects and Cults MORE OR LESS THINK IN THE SAME WAY:BEING A MEMBER OF THEIR GROUP GIVES THEM THE CERTAINLY OF BEING "JUSTIFIED" OR "SAVED". "MORTAL SIN" for THEM IS TO BE A MEMBER of the Catholic Church.there is no difference for them between a hardened criminal who kills for fun and a Catholic.In fact, for them being a Catholic is worse because this is already a guarantee that one is condemned.

    If you attended your parish's catechism classes when you were growing up, you at least remember that there are two kinds of grace, Sanctifying and actual. That may be all you can recall. The names being so similar, you might have the impression that sanctifying grace is nearly identical to actual grace. Not so.
    Sanctifying grace, stays in the soul. it's what makes the soul holy; it gives the soul supernatural life.
    Actual grace, by contrast, is a supernatural push or encouragement. it's transient. It doesn't live in the soul, but acts on the soul from the outside, so to speak. it's a supernatural kick in the pants. it gets the will and intellect moving so we can seek out and keep sanctifying grace.

    Spiritual Suicide
    You can receive supernatural life by yielding to actual graces you receive. God keeps giving you these divine pushes, and all you have to do is go along.
    For instance, he moves you to repentance, and if you take the hint, you can find yourself in the confessional, where the guilt for your sins is remitted(Jn20:21-23). Through the sacrament of Reconciliation, you receive sanctifying grace. But you can lose it again by sinning mortally (1Jn5:16-17
    Keep that word in mind:mortal. it means death. Mortal sins are deadly sins because they kill off this supernatural life, this sanctifying grace. Mortal sins can't coexist with supernatural life, because by their nature such sins are saying "No" to God, while sanctifying grace would be saying "Yes".

    Venial sins don't destroy supernatural life, and the don't lessen it. Mortal sins destroy it out right. The trouble with venial sins is that they weaken us, making us more vulnerable to mortal sins.

    Really Cleansed
    Sanctifying grace a real transformation of the soul. Recall that most of the Protestant Reformers denied that a real transformation takes place. They said God doesn't actually wipe away our sins. Our souls don't become spotless and holy in themselves. Instead, they remain corrupted, sinful, full of Sin. God merely throws a cloak over them and treats them as if they're not.

    But that isn't the Catholic view. We believe souls really are cleansed by an infusion of the supernatural life. Paul speaks of us "a new creation"(2 Cor5:17)."created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness" (Eph4:24). Of course, we're still subject to temptations to sin; we still suffer the effects of Adam's Fall in that sense )what Theologians call "concupiscence"); but God removes the guilt from our souls. We may still have a tendency to sin, but God has removed the sins we have, much like who has a tendency to get dirty again.
    Our souls don't become something other than souls when God cleanses them and pours his grace into them(what the Bible refers to as "infused"["poured"] grace,cf. Acts10:45 Rom5:5,T,3:5-7); THEY DON'T CEASE to be what they were before. when grace elevates nature, our intellects are given the new power of hope and charity, things also absent at the merely natural level.
    May 25 2012 @ 07:56am     Reply  
  • Sintido kumon ni Alberto glory
    No tricks are used to confused their members

    The Church as the Body of Jesus can never be totally apostatized
    Jesus considered the Church as His own body.When Saul persecuted me?" "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting"(Acts9:4-5).
    Those who are compelled to carry the doctrine of total apostasy have to believe that Saul was able to persecute and even kill Jesus,His body,the Church!

    Are like Doctor Faust who sells his soul to the devil in exchange your principles,honor,your very soul, with the privileges, pleasures, and other gains that you crave for?
    May 25 2012 @ 07:07am     Reply  
  • tulis lonlipeepoh
    bwakana naman oh!labo ang pangit na nga ng keyboard hinaharang pa.
    May 23 2012 @ 04:52pm     Reply  
  • tulis lonlipeepoh
    what the funk.hinaharang ung post ko uli eh!
    May 23 2012 @ 04:51pm     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Pf late,"scandals" have caused a great crisis in the Catholic Church.These have to do with the publicized "sins of the Fathers," of priests and even bishops.Has your faith in Christ been waekened by these scandals?

    Kung may Damaso nung panahon ni rizal.'wag kalimutang may Gomburza.lorenzo ruiz atbp.
    May 16 2012 @ 02:25pm     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Cultic observances could indeed become a masquerade for the real state of the heart.
    it also leads them to mistakenly believe that a sinful person can attain real purity merely observing cultic prescriptions.

    Cults are very inclusive, and members claim only they will be saved.Some religious denomination also guarantee salvation only for their adherents.Welcoming people to his Kingdom is the sole his mother,sisters, and brothers, or relatives, that is, being close to him, has to do with hearing the word of God and keeping it.

    Most of Jesus' contemporaries believed that "all Isaraelites have a share in the world to come". But some rabbis thought that only a "remnant" would be saved. These would be people who were faithful to the Law. Only repentance and obedience to the will of God enable one to enter the kingdom.Jesus highlights the need for a strenuous effort.This begins with disabusing oneself of the idea that being a member of the "family" guarantess salvation.
    May 16 2012 @ 02:16pm     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    French philosopher and mathematician Blaise pascal declared that within every human being, our Creator has placed a "God-shaped void" that only God Himself can fill.

    His three orders of reality.these are, in increasing importance and value: the order of body (Knowledge, understanding, artistic talent), and the order of charity (love, wisdom, grace). The Second order is infinitely superior to the first one, and the third order is infinitely superior to the other two.
    May 16 2012 @ 01:56pm     Reply  
  • the boy with the thorn in his side
    IS THERE SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

    Being the universal sacrament of salvation, the Catholic Church includes all human beings.As stated in its catechism:
    "All men are called to this catholic unity of the People of God...And to it, in different ways, belong or are ordered: the Catholic faithful, other who believed in Christ, and finally all mankind, called by God's grace to salvation" [Catechism of the Catholic Church n.836].

    The Church Fathers (learned Catholic who lived after the apostolic era) loved to picture the Church as Noah's ark where all human being could find a place.Humanity as a whole pertains or is related to this "Ark", which is the only way for salvation from "the great flood". The body of Christ which is the Church includes all of humanity and this sense, nobody is really outside of her. That's why, it is also true that "Outside the Church,there is no salvation." This statement is an inclusive proclamation of salvation.Everybody, even the enemies of the Catholic Church, are part of this Church.

    The goal, of course, is that everybody should enjoy full membership, that is, to join the Catholic faithful.That is why,the teaching that "Outside the Church,there is no Salvation" Is also encouragement for Catholics to become missionaries and help spread the Catholic faith.
    May 16 2012 @ 01:32pm     Reply  
  • waw gusto ko 'yan.black Digibox
    Is Joining Cults.a Sin of Apostasy?

    The Catholic Church places much importance on the education of conscience because conscience is the primary basis of moral life.She respects then the decision of any body who decides to become a member of the Cults If this is a product of his conscience's dictate.We don't believe that any Catholic who join the Cults becomes a servant of the devil.When such person does this decision on dictates of his conscience(believing truly in the teaching of the Cults as the "truth"), then he made a decision pleasing to God and good for his soul. A Catholic who joins the Cults, thinking of the economic benefits, or to please a spouse or a husband,is another story. Once God is subordinated to purely human interests, then a person really violates the sacredness of his conscience, committing a serious sin, which is apostasy.
    May 16 2012 @ 01:13pm     Reply  
  • how to make love song gilbert magat
    Old Testimonies about the Primacy of Peter

    Cyprian of Carthage
    "The Lord says to Peter:'I say to you', he says, 'that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church'...On him[Peter]he builds the Church,and to him he gives the command to feed the sheep[John21:17], and although he assigns a like power to all the apostles, yet he founded a single chair[cathedral], and he established, by his own authority a source and an intrinsic reason for that unity.Indeed, the others were that also which Peter [i.e.,apostles], but a primacy is given to Peter,whereby it is made clear that there is but one Church and one chair.So too, all[the apostles] are shepherds, and the flock is shown to be one,feb by all the apostles in single-minded accord.If someone does not hold fast to this unity of Peter,can he imagine that he still holds the faith?If he [should] desert the chair of Peter upon whom the Church was build,can he still be confident that he is in the Church?"(The unity of the Catholic Church 4;1st edition[A.D.251]).
    May 15 2012 @ 03:22pm     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY
    The Teaching of the Church Fathers

    That we can lose the gift of salvation given to us in our baptism runs through the teachings of the Church Fathers ,holy men who lived after the apostles.The early Church Fathers were unanimous in teaching the reality of mortal sin.They had to embrace the doctrine of mortal sin precisely because they recognized not only the salvific power of baptism but also the damning power of certain serious sins.The idea that one could never lose salvation was evident from the Bible that baptism saves,that the baptized can deny Christ,and that those who deny Christ will not be saved unless they repent, as did Peter.This observation echoes through these ancient writings and authors.

    The Didache
    "Watch for you life's sake,Let not your lamps be quenched , nor your loins unloosed; but be ready, for you Know not the hour in which our Lord comes.But you shall assemble together often,seeking the things which are befitting to your souls:for the whole time of your faith will not profit you,if you be not made Complete in the last time" (Dadache16[A.D.70]). The early Christian handbook document.

    Cyprian of Carthage
    "Of how much greater faith and salutary fear are they who..confess their sins to the priests of God in a straightforward manner and in sorrow, making an open declaration of conscience ...I beseech you, brethren,let everyone who has sinned confess his sin while he is still in this world,while his confession is still admissible,while the satisfaction and remission made through the priests are still pleasing before the Lord"(The Lapsed28[A.D.251]).

    Ignatius of Antioch
    "And pray without ceasing in behalf of other men; for there is hope of the repentance,that falls arise again, and he may attain to God?"(Letter to the Ephesians10[A.D.110]).

    Hermas
    "And as many of them...as have repented,shall have their dwelling in the tower[i.e.,the Church]. And those of them who have been slower in repenting shall dwell within the walls,And as many as do not repent at all,but abide in their deeds,shall utterly perish....But if any one relapse into strife, he will be cast out of the tower,and will lose his life.Life is the possession of all who keep the commandments of the Lord"(The Shepherd3:8:7[A.D80]).

    What the Church fathers here refer to as grave sins, the denial of Jesus that led to hell?They identity it under three headings:murder, adultery and apostasy (to renounce one's belief in Jesus and to worship the pagan gods). The Church took these sins very seriously that in the beginning only allowed one absolution for these three sins after baptism, and if a person committed them again, he was left to God's mercy.
    May 15 2012 @ 03:03pm     Reply  
  • Aykorap in gilbert magat
    Baptism makes us adopted children of God, Brethren of Jesus Christ the only Son.

    The city of Jerusalem,considered a holy site by three monotheistic--Judaism,Christianity, and Islam--has been a "sign of contradiction," a bone of contention.

    The pagans who converted to the faith were being persecuted like their Jewish counterparts.Paul writes to the converts:"You suffer the same things from your compatriots as they did from the Jews,who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us"(1Thes2:14-15).
    May 15 2012 @ 02:18pm     Reply  
  • gilbert magats camera walls ithcy kazee
    The most difficult part of apologetics is to defend the faith against Christians who had come up with new doctrines.The first of these heretics were those who taught that God did not die in Calvary.and that Jesus' passion and death was done by a substitute or was merely a drama initiated by God who caused an illusion of passion and death.These Christians could not easily accept that God died in Calvary;thus for them,the man Jesus died,but his divinity was spared.The job of the Christian apologist is to trace the consequences of such belief:to believe that only Jesus' humanity died in Calvary is to deny the mystery of the incarnation,that it was false that God became man.If you deny this belief,then you likewise throw away the heart of the gospel:that God has become one with us.
    May 15 2012 @ 02:00pm     Reply  
  • Painting ni Dali
    Iba ang orig!ayos palak pakan.kayokazee.
    May 11 2012 @ 04:23pm     Reply  
  • Painting ni Dali
    "The search for truth...must be carried out in a manner that is appropriate to the dignity of the human person and his social nature,namely,by free enquity with the help of teaching or instruction,communication and dialogue..It is by these means that mean share with each other the truth they have discovered, in such away that help one another in the search for the truth."
    May 11 2012 @ 04:14pm     Reply  
  • Painting ni Dali
    What the Bible says:

    HONORING MARY AND THE SAINTS

    mT18:10--the angels in heaven always behold the face of God.We venerate them for their great dignity and union with God.
    Mt15:4;Lk18:20;Eph6:2-3;Exodus20:12;Lv19:3;Dt5:16
    -we are instructed to honor our father and mother.
    Luke1:28--the angel Gabriel venerates Mary by declaring her,"Hail,full of grace."The heavenly angel honors the human Mary,for her perfection of grace exceeds that of the angels.
    Romnas13:7--we are to give honor where honor is due.When we honor God's children,we honor God himself,for he is the source of all honors.
    1Cor4:16--the most important form of veneration of the saints is "imitating" the saints,as Paul commands us to do.
    1Cor--again,Paul say,"Be imitators of me,as I am of Christ,"The ultimate objective of veneration is imitation.
    Phil2:25-29-Paul teaches us to honor Epaphroditus who almost died for the faith!
    Phil3:17-Paul exhorts his audience to imitate him and others,which is the goal of veneration,Veneration is not worship.
    1Thes1:6-Paul says to the Thessalonians," You became imitators of us and of the Lord."This is the goal of veneration.
    2Thes.3:7-Paul says that the Thessalonians should imitate him and other bishops.
    Hebrews3:3-Jesus is worthy of "more" glory and honor than Moses.This does not mean that the saints are not worthy of glory and honor.instead,it proves that saintly people are worthy of glory and honor out of God's goodness.
    Heb13:7--we must imitate the faith of our faithful leaders.We ask for their holiness.
    Heb6:12-=the author teaches us to be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
    James5:10-11 James teaches us to take heart in the examples of the prophets and Job,who endured suffering.
    1Peter2:17--Peter teaches us to honor all men,love the brotherhood,fear God,honor the emperor, Dont those living with Christ in heaven deserved honor? Catholics believe they do,and honor them with special feast days,just as we honor those living by celebrating their birthdays.
    Gn42:6--Joseph's brothers bow before him with their faces to the ground.This is veneration,not worship.
    Exodus28:2--it is especially important to honor religious leaders.Sacred garments for Aaron give him dignity and honor.
    Lv.19:32--We should also honor "the face of an old man."When the elderly die in Christ,we should continue honoring them,because death does not separate them from us or the love of Christ.
    1Sm28:14-Saul bows down before Samuel with his face to the ground in veneration.
    2Chr32:33--Hezekiah was honored at his death.We honor our brothers and sisters in the Lord.
    Sirach44:1-2-we should praise and give honor to those whom the Lord apportioned great glory.it is our family in Christ.
    May 11 2012 @ 03:56pm     Reply  
  • hungry young mojo cradle
    Old Testimonies about the Primacy of Peter

    Clement of Alexandra
    "[T]he blessed Peter,the chosen,the preeminent,the first among the disciples,for whom alone with himself the understood their meaning.And what does he say? 'Behold,we have left all and have followed you'[Matt19:27;Mark10:28]"(who Is Rich Man That Is Saved?21:3-5[A.D.200]).
    Augustine
    "Among these [apostles] Peter alone almost everywhere deserved to represent the whole Church.Because of that representation of the Church,which only he bore,he deserved to hear 'I will give you the Keys of the kingdom of heaven'.(Sermons 295:2[A.D411]).
    May 11 2012 @ 02:55pm     Reply  
  • hungry young mojo cradle
    I love you,Mother,for your quiet grace,For that dear smile upon your Kindly face,
    For marks of toil upon each loving hand that worked for me ere i could understand long after the flowers have died and the perfume is gone,that kind of present will continue to be appreciated.

    NO MAN IS POOR WHO HAS A GODLY MOTHER

    Thank you ,Lord,for motherhood with all its vale of tears,For happy moments never dimmed through all the many years.
    May 11 2012 @ 02:42pm     Reply  
  • Nasa tamang hulog ako.
    "All sacraments heal in some way.Marriage heals self- centeredness;Confirmation heals the fear of witnessing to Christ;Penance/Reconciliation heals our sinfulness".
    May 09 2012 @ 06:49pm     Reply  
  • Tunay at Pinaka Pa- neks
    In the letter to the Hebrews 3:7-9, we read "The Holy Spirit says:" Today,if you hear His voice,do not harden your heart as you did inn the rebellion,during the time of testing in the desert,where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did." 'Fathers tested and tried me' here, me is Holy Spirit.The Holy Spirit the Father tested and tried is the Lord God Himself according to
    Exodus17:7--"And He called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the Lord saying,"Is the Lord among us or not?"So, it is clear that Holy Spirit whom the Fathers tested and tried is the Lord God.
    May 09 2012 @ 06:33pm     Reply  
  • Tunay at Pinaka Pa- neks
    Old Testimonies about the Primacy of Peter

    Ambrose of Milan
    "[Christ] made answer:"You are Peter,and upon this rock will i build my Church..."Could he not,then,strengthen the faith of the man to whom,acting on his own authority, he gave the kingdom,whom he called the rock,thereby declaring him to be the foundation of the Church[Matt16:18]?(The Faith 4:5[A.D. 379])

    Ephraim The Syrian
    "[Jesus said:] Simon,my follower,I have made you the foundation of the Holy Church.I bedtimes called you Peter,because you will support all its buildings.You are the inspector of those who will build on Earth a Church for me.if they should wish to build what is false, you the foundation,will condemn them.You are the head of the fountain from which my teaching flows;you are the chief of my disciples.Through you I will give drink to all peoples.Yours is that life-giving sweetness Which I despense.I have chosen you to be, as it were, the first born in my institution so that,as the heir,you may be executor of my treasures.I have given you the keys of my kingdom.Behold,I have given you authority over all my treasures"(Homilies 4:1[A.D.351]).
    May 09 2012 @ 06:13pm     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Old Testimonies about the Primacy of Peter

    Tertullian "For though you think that heaven is still shut up,remeber that the Lord left the keys of it to Peter here, and through,him to the Church,which Keys everyone will carry with him if he has been questioned and made a confession (of faith)"(Antidote Against the Scorpion 10 (A.D.211).

    (T)he Lord said to Peter,'On this rock,I will build my Church,I have given you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven (and) whatever you shall have bound or loosed on earth will be bound or loosed in heaven'(Mt16:18-19)... Upon you,he says, I will build my Church;and I will give you the Keys, not to the Church"Modesty21:9(A.D 220))

    Cyril of Jerusalem
    "The Lord is loving toward men,swift to pardon but slow to punish.Let no man despair of his own salvation.Peter,the first and foremost of the apostles,denied the Lord three times before a little servant girl,but he repented and wept bitterly" (Catechetical Lectures 2:19 [A.D 350]).

    Jerome
    "But,'you[jovinian],will say,' it was on peter that the Church as founded'[Matt16:18]. Well..one among the twelve is chosen to be their head in order to remove any occasion for division" (Against Jovinian 1:26[A.D393]). "Simon Peter,the son of John,from the village of Bethsaida in the province of galilee,brother of Andrew the apostle,and himself chief of the apostles,after having been bishop of the church of Antioch and having preached to the Dispersion...pushed to Rome in the second year of Claudius to overthrow Simon Magus,and held the sacerdotal chair these for twenty-five year until the last,that is the fourteenth,year of Nero.At his hands he received the crown of martyrdom being nailed to the cross with his head towards the ground and his feet tobe crucified in the same manner as his Lord"(lives of Illustrious Men1[A.D.396]).
    May 05 2012 @ 10:27am     Reply  
  • Mayo De Agua
    HELL AS A REAL FUTURE POSSIBILITY

    THE IDEA of Hell is not very popular these days.Even recent Church documents rarely mention Hell.For example,in Walter Abbot's edition of the Vatican II documents,there are 43 pages if Index in small print,but the words"Hell" and "damnation" are not listed there.Nor is Hell mentioned in Pope Paul VI's other wise very lengthy "Credo of the People of God"(1968). In fact, today many Christians either deny altogether the existence of Hell or else refuse to discuss it.Yet,a Letter of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (May17,1979) has two paragraphs on the existence of Hell is a real future possibility.What must we think of all this?

    Hell is mentioned some 10 times in the gospels(Mk3:28-30;9:43-48,16:16;Mt5:22;8:11-12;10:28;13:41-42;25:31-46;Jn3:36;5:28) and some 5 other times in the rest if the New Testament (2Thes1:1:5-9;2Cor5:10;Rom2:5-8;Rv14:9-11;20:12-15).
    However,these texts must be rightly interpreted,and fortunately there is a growing consensius to see them, not as anticipated descriptions of factual events about to happen in the future,but rather as prophetic warnings of what could happen if a person obstinately chose the path of evil.In other words,the inner dynamics of evil are such that,if even follows its own course,it leads away from God and ultimately excludes from the kingdom of God.By means of his threat--discourses on Hell,Jesus wants to protect us from such a ghastly fate.
    As we can see,damnation in the New Testament is always hypothetical only.For actually no text declares that there are presently human beings who are already damned,nor has the Church ever made such a declaration--not even concerning Judas! In fact,since "God is love"(Mt19:26;Lk1:37,is it not thinkable that such a God could find a way of insuring the eternal happiness of all human beings?
    May 05 2012 @ 09:55am     Reply  
  • Awit tula at Balagtasan Millets Famous painting
    Hell is an Easy Doctrine to Explain

    Hell is to be in a darkness where the Holy Spirit no longer touches souls with his love and where,as a consequence,there is only rejection,hatred,and despair.To be in hell is to be locked into one's ego forever.To be blind to all that is beautiful and good and true,to be incapable of reaching out another to say, I love you. Hell is the graveyard of all hopes and dreams.The damned see all that they might have been but refused to become. They hate themselves for what they are.

    The theme of judgement resounds all through the New Testament and the Old.Consider for example, that dramatic scene recounted by Matthew in his Gospel:O Jerusalem,Jerusalem, murderess of prophets and stoner of those who were sent to you!How often have I yearned to gather your children,as a mother bird gather her young under her wings,but you refused me.Recall the saying ,'You will find your temple deserted.'I tell you,you will not see me from this time on until you declare,'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'(Mt13:37-39).
    May 05 2012 @ 09:18am     Reply  
  • Licenciado en Filosopia y Letras
    The Assumption of Mary

    If she was preserved from original sin she would not be bound to share the consequences of sin that is death! So there is no theological error to conclude that "the Blessed Mother Mary at the end of her earthly life was assumed both body and soul into heavenly glory."
    The assumption of Mary flows immediately from the Catholic faith that she was immaculate and most pure. As we have seen earlier, this purity and sinlessness was proven in the Bible and was accepted by early Christiana with out any doubt.

    Biblical basis faith
    To prove from the Bible a logical and most reasonable conclusion about the Assumption of Mother Mary, we should know what the Bible says about sin and death.

    The Holy Bible states in Rm5:12 "Therefore,just as through one person sin entered the world, and through sin,death,and thus death came to all, in as such as all sinned.."So it is clear from the scripture that death is the consequence of sin.
    In his letter (Rm6:23),St.Paul underlines this fact once again:
    "For the wages of sin is death,but the gift of God is eternal life is Christ Jesus our Lord."
    St. Paul makes this theology very clear when he repeats on another place(1Cor15:21-26):"For since death came through a human being,the resurrection of the dead came also through a human being.For just as in Adam all die,so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,but each one in proper order:Christ the first fruits;then,at his coming,those who belong to Christ;then comes the end,when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father,when he has put all his enemies under his feet.The last enemy to be destroyed is death..."

    As it is written in the Bible that sin and death came from Satan,Mary has to become the enemy of sin and Satan to fulfill the enmity between you(the serpent,Satan) and the woman (Mary), and between your offspring (the minions of Satan) and hers(Christ);he will strike at your head,while your strike at his heel."This theology of the Assumption is nothing new to the Bible.There are other examples in the Bible that prove those who found favor before God already received the grace of Assumption both body and soul into heaven.

    Assumption both body and soul Biblical
    Genesis 5:24 and Heb.11:5 say that Enoch was bodily assumed into heaven without dying.
    2kings 2:11-12;1Maccabees 2:58--Elijah was assumed into heaven in a fiery chariot.Jesus would not do any less for his Blessed Mother.
    2Cor.12:2--Paul speaks of a man in Christ who was caught up into heaven.Mary was also brought up into heaven by God.
    Revelation12:1we see Mary, the "woman" clothed with the Sun.While in Rv.6:9 we only see the souls of the martyrs in heaven,in Rv12:1 we see Mary,both body and soul.
    For St.Paul, the concept of Assumption was there in his mind when he wrote 1Thes.4:17--"we shall be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we shall always be with the Lord."
    Mt27:52-53--When Jesus died and rose,the bodes of the saints were raised.Nothing in Scripture precludes Mary's assumption into heaven.
    2Thes2:15--Paul instruct us to hold fast to oral (not just written) tradition.Apostolic tradition says Mary was assumed into heaven.While claiming the bones of the saints was a common practice during these times(and would have been especially important to obtain Mary's bones as she was the Mother of God),Mary' bones were never claimed. This is because they were not available.
    May 05 2012 @ 08:55am     Reply  
  • Apocalyptic Literature Grunge Is Not Dead
    The more clearly we see and appreciate the unique role each Person of the God head has in our salvation, the more intimate will be our daily walk with him. We cannot fully comprehend His being--that He is three--in--one,that He eternally exists in three equal yet distinct Persons as God the Father,God the Son,and God the Holy Spirit(Mt3:16-17;28:19). But He expects us to praise Him because of the wonder of his love and forgiveness that flows from His triune nature.That's why the Trinity is such a vital truth.
    THE TRINITY CONFOUNDS OUR MIND,BUT COMFORTS OUR HEART. THE IDEA OF A TRIUNE GOD STAGGERS THE MIND,BUT TO KNOW HIM SATISFIES THE HEART

    Jesus explained his presence on earth as an action in obedience to the Father.When his parents thought that they had lost him in the temple of Jerusalem and after three days of frantic search Jesus calmly told them:"Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"(Lk24:9). Jesus describes himself as a loving Son of the Father.

    What our Separate brethren and other Non- CHRISTIAN SECT DO IS TO resurrect an old controversy that was already resolved a long time ago.To be a christian church,one needs to affirm its belief in the Trinitarian God.Thus, Our separate brethren and other sects could bo considered as pagan religions because of their denial of the Trinitarian doctrine.
    May 05 2012 @ 08:07am     Reply  
  • Yves Congar
    As the father gazes upon the photograph of his family on his desk at work and feels the warming of his heart at the thought of his wife and children,so,too,an image of Jesus' Mother can evoke similar feeling of filial love and devotion to her.But,as is true of the family photo and the public memorial statue,the Marian statue or image possesses neither intrinsic power nor personhood; it only conveys an image of a heavenly Spiritual Mother most deserving of our earthly devotion and love.
    May 05 2012 @ 07:45am     Reply  
  • Nicene creed
    The doctrine on purgatory is based on Scriptures and the writings of the Fathers of the Church--The wise and Holy Christians who lived from the second century to the sixth century,whose works and activities could be trace directly to the apostles had left behind.
    May 01 2012 @ 04:14pm     Reply  
  • Nicene creed
    Jesus might be a carpenter or an artisan,but he is a farmer at heart.A close observer of nature
    May 01 2012 @ 04:09pm     Reply  
  • Nicene creed
    St.Cyril of Jerusalem (died386A.D),describing the liturgy,writes:" Then we pray for the Holy Fathers and bishops that are dead;and in short for all those who have departed this life in our communion;believing that the souls of those for whom prayers are offered receive very great relief,while this holy and tremendous victim lies upon the altar
    May 01 2012 @ 04:07pm     Reply  
  • Nicene creed
    Christians are now the new Israel.God has establish us as "a chosen race,a royal priesthood,a holy nation"(1Pt2:9)
    May 01 2012 @ 04:02pm     Reply  
  • Nicene creed
    What have you done today that I may be better known,that i may be better Love?
    Are you with me ....or against Me?
    Don't stop halfway.I want your determination,your courage and your surrender.Tell me honestly:"Cost what it may,and precisely because it does cost,I shall live in your grace,Lord."
    May 01 2012 @ 03:59pm     Reply  
  • Nicene creed
    before the Second Vatican Council which instituted liturgical reforms,the mass was said in Latin.

    The Church,He purchased by His blood,was not just for days,but for eternity!

    New doctrines of various religious movements,sects,organizations,and their consequences on the Catholic truth.Some of their preachers are rabidly anti-Catholic and have perfected in their t.v shows a systematic presentation of their falsehood,using Bible as their basis.
    May 01 2012 @ 03:55pm     Reply  
  • Bombsite dumpsite
    Mary's intercession is entirely dependent on Jesus role as the great mediator(1tim2:5).He is the one way to the Father(Jn14:6),all prayers to the Father must go through him.Mary;s prayers are no exception;she,too,prays to the Father in Jesus' name.
    May 01 2012 @ 09:42am     Reply  
  • weather weather aksyon
    Our Lady of Guadalupe ,Mexico(1531)

    The opening of the New World brought with it both fortune-seekers and religious preachers desiring to convert the native populations to the Christian faith.One of the converts was a poor Aztec Indian named Juan Diego.In one of his trips to the chapel,Juan was walking through the Tepayac hill country in central Mexico.Near Tepayac Hill HE encountered a beautiful woman surrounded by a ball of light as bright as the sun.Speaking in his native tongue,the beautiful lady identified herself:

    "My dear little son, I love you.I desire you to know who I am.I am the ever-virgin Mary,Mother of the true God Who gives life and maintains its existence.He created all things.He is in all places.He is Lord of Heaven and Earth. I desire a church in this place where your people may experience my compassion.All those who sincerely ask my help in their work and in their sorrow will know my Mother's Heart in this place.Here I will see their tears; I will console them and they will be at peace.So run now to Tenochtitlan and tell the bishop all that you have seen and heard."

    Juan,age57,and who had never been to Tenochtitlan,nonetheless immediately responded to Mary's request.He went to the palace of the bishop-elect Fray Juan de Zumarraga and requested to meet immediately with the bishop.The bishop's servant,who were suspicious of the rural peasant Kept him waiting for hours.The bishop-elect told Juan that he would consider the request of the Lady and told him he could visit him again if he so desired.Juan was disappointed by the bishop's response and felt himself unworthy to persuade someone as important as a bishop.He returned to the hill where he had first met Mary and found her too send someone else,she responded:

    "My little son,am i not your Mother?Do not fear.The bishop shall have his sign.Come back to this place tomorrow.Only peace,my little son."

    While it was freezing on the hillside,Juan obeyed Mary's instruction and went to the top of the hill where he found a full bloom of Castillian roses.Removing his tilma , a poncho-like cape made of cactus fiber,he cut the roses and carried them back to Mary. She rearanged the roses and told him:

    "My little son,this is the sign I am sending to the bishop.Tell him that with this I request his greatest efforts to complete the church I desire in this place.Show these flowers to no one else but the bishop.You are my trusted ambassador.This time the bishop will believe all you tell him."

    At the palace,Juan once again came before the bishop and several of his advisors.He told the bishop his story and opened the Tilma letting the flowers fall out.But it wasn't the beautiful roses that caused the bishop and his advisors to fall to their knees;for there,on the tilma,was a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary precisely as Juan had described her. The next day,after showing the tilma at the cathedral,Juan took the bishop to the spot where he first met Mary.He then returned to his village where he met his uncle who was completely cured.His uncle told him he had met a young woman,surrounded by a soft light,who told him that she just sent his nephew to Tenochtitlan with a picture of herself.She told his uncle:

    "Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe."
    Its believed that the word Guadalupe was actually a Spanish mistranslation of the local Aztec dialect.The word that Mary probably used was Coatlallope which means "one who treads on snakes"!Within six years of this apparition, six million Aztec had converted to Catholicism.The tilma shows Mary as the God-bearer--she is pregnant with her Divine Son.Since the time the tilma was first impressed with a picture of the Mother of God,it has been subject to a variety of environmental hazards including smoke from fires and candles,water from floods and torrential downpours and in, 1912,a bomb which was planted by anti-clerical forces on an altar under it.There was also a cast-iron cross next to the tilma and when the bomb exploded,the cross was twisted out of shape,the marble altar rail was heavily damaged and the tilma was..untouchable!Indeed,no one was injured in the church despite the damage that occurred to a large part of the altar structure.
    May 01 2012 @ 09:38am     Reply  
  • tom tom alarcon
    Gawa7:59 At Kanilang pinagbatuhan si Esteban,na tumatawag sa Panginoon,at nagsasabi,Panginoong Jesus,tanggapin mo ang aking espiritu.
    v60 At siya'y nanikluhod, at sumigaw ng malakas na tinig,Panginoon,huwag mong iparatang ang kasalanang ito.At pagkasabi,niya nito, ay nakatulog siya.

    Gawa8:2 AT inilibing si Esteban ng mga taong masipag sa kabanalan,at siyay tinangisan ng di kuwasa.

    Gawa13:50 Datapuwat inudyukan ng mga Judio ang mga masisipag sa kabanalan na may mga Kalagayang mahal.

    Gawa9:40 Datapuwat pinalabas silang lahat ni Pedro,at lumuhod,at nanalangin;at pagbaling sa bangkay ay kaniyang sinabi,Tabita,magbangon Ka.At inminulat niya ang kaniyang mga mata,at ang nang makita niya si Pedro,ay naupo Siya.
    V41At iniabot ni Pedro sa kaniya ang kaniyang Kamay,at siyay itinindig;at tinawag ang mga banal at ang mga babaing bao,at siyay iniharap niyang buhay.

    Gawa17:4 At nangahikayat ang ilan sa kanila, at nakikampi kay Pablo at kay Silas;at gayon din ang lubhang maraming mga Griegong masisipag sa Kabanalan,at hindi Kakauntig mga babaing mararangal.
    May 01 2012 @ 08:36am     Reply  
  • tom tom alarcon
    The belief that the saints in heaven intercede for us is biblical!The Book of Revelation portrays the twenty-four elders as offering our prayers to God like incense (Rv5:8). Those who sleep in Christ are still members of his Body,as are we.So we can ask them to pray for us the same way we would ask a fellow Christian on earth to pray for us.

    MARY,OF COURSE, IS A RESURRECTED SAINT,AS WE SAW IN THE ARTICLE ON THE ASSUMPTION.She,too,offers our prayers before the Throne of Grace.

    Early Christian witness

    In the early centuries those who heard from the apostles believed in the intercession of Mary.
    "And whereas Eve had disobeyed God,
    Mary was persuaded to obey God,that the Virgin Mary might become advocate(advocata) of the virgin Eve" (St.Irenaeus,Against Heresies5:19:1).

    "With the Mediator,you are the Mediatrix of the ENTIRE WORLD"(St.Ephraem,Syria opera graeca et latine, v.3,pp.525,528-532(373 A.D).

    "The Lord said to his mother,'Let your heart rejoice and be glad,for every favor and every gift has been given to you from my Father in heaven and from me and from the Holy Spirit.Every soul that calls upon your name shall not be ashamed,but shall find mercy and comfort and support and confidence,both in the world that now is and in that which is to come,in the presence of my Father in the heavens"(John the Theologian,The Falling Asleep of Mary;400A.D)"Hail you who acceptably intercede as a Mediatrix for man kind"(Antipater of Bostra, A.D431).
    May 01 2012 @ 08:20am     Reply  
  • Saan man Patungo gilbert magat
    The Lord's Repetitive Prayer

    Mt26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed,saying,"O My father Me; nevertheless,not as i will,but as You will."
    v42 Again,a second time,He went away and prayed,Saying,"O My Father,if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done."
    v44 so He left them,saying the same words.
    "Prayed the Third time,Same words."
    The Rosary is a biblical prayer.When we recite this prayer we are repeating words from the Bible.
    May 01 2012 @ 07:52am     Reply  
  • Greeks are well Educated
    The Greek philosopher,Plato,once said there are three valid source of Knowledge.
    1.The five senses-touch,taste,smell,sight,sound--which we share with the animal kingdom.
    2.Reason--which separates man from the lower animals.
    3.The Third one He called "Divine Madness"--by which he referred to the spiritual world of supernatural communication.Later his disciple,Aristotle,removed the third source which is that area of man's mind capable of Understanding God.Aristotle said Knowledge comes only through the five senses and reason.
    Much of the Western world was affected by what Aristotle taught.But in Eastern and primitive cultures,references to the spirit world--the world of dreams,visions,and supernatural communication--is common in all walks of life.While Aristotle would have rejected the Bible as a source of Knowledge,Jesus never doubted when He said the Bible is the primary way through which God reveals Himself to mankind.Now,2000 years later,more people are seeing that Jesus was right.
    Voltaire,the famous French atheist(who was a follower of Aristotle rather than Jesus),died in1778 Before dying he said the Bible and Christians faith would not be believed in one hundred years.On the 100th anniversary of his statement,The Geneva Bible Society in Switzerland bought Voltaire's printing press and house and started to print Bible from there.Two Hundred and six years after Voltaire,the Pres. of the u.s ANNOUNCED THE YEAR 1983 S "The YEAR OF THE BIBLE."WHY WOULD THE PRES, OF A big nation like the u.s proclaim the Bible as mankind's greatest source of knowledge?
    Millions of people are looking for a dependable voice of authority.They have found they cannot trust treaties between the great religious leaders are often wrong.The Bible--the-Word of God--is the only real authority we have.Proven across the years,the Bible gives light on human nature world problem and human suffering.But more than that, it clearly reveals the way of God.
    Apr 29 2012 @ 10:20am     Reply  
  • unlearn
    Our Lady of THE ROSARY
    -Prouille,France(1208)

    Domingo de Guzman was a Spanish preacher who went to southern France to oppose the Albigensian heresy which was spreading rapidly.In 1208,while he was praying at a chapel in Prouille,Mary appeared to him And gave him the Rosary and urged him to preach the Rosary to all people as a remedy against heresy and sin.The factual basis for this series of events is questionable.Nonetheless,Domingo founded an order of preaching friars who went on to halt the Albigensian heresy and establish monasteries all over the world.The order is commonly referred to as the Dominicans.

    breviary of the faithful,powerful weapon for vanquishing the enemies of truth,
    the Marian devotion of the Holy Rosary has been and always will be all these.
    The Virgin herself came to Fatima to sanctify it in the eyes of Christianity.
    In order to renew habits which are perhaps awaiting a vigorous impulse from us,with manly devotion,with the conviction of one who knows its importance,its greatness,its power,recite each day,By fervently praying the Rosary,meditating on the life,passion,and death of Jesus,the person slowly experiences conversion of the mind.Conversion of the mind leads to conversion of the heart.When the heart begins to understand,it will always long to seek God and please Him in every way possible.The more we meditate om the mysteries of the Rosary,the more we come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus.

    There have been uncounted apparitions of Mary reported since the third century.Few have received recognition by the bishop of the diocese in which they occured.
    Apr 29 2012 @ 09:53am     Reply  
  • carpenters free design
    DO CATHOLICS WORSHIP MARY?

    First of all, Catholics consider that injunction against idolatry part of the First Command, not the Second.The Ten Commandments are nowhere numbered in the text of Scripture, so Catholics,Protestants, and Jews each number them differently.Catholics consider "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.."to be one command, while most Protestants divide them into two.

    Second,the Baltimore Catechism, a Catholic religious text used for decades to educate Catholic Children in the Faith,says,"We do not pray to the crucifix or to the images of Christ and of the saints, but to the persons of whom they remind us"(l,q.96). This is the official teaching of the Church; we do not worship, we use them to remind us of our beloved family in heaven,even as you might look at a photo of a relative when he or she is far away.We are familiar with that commandment and would never pray to a plaster statue, since the statue itself can do nothing.

    Why did King Hezekiah destroy the bronze serpent?(2Kings18:4)

    It is just because in his day of rampant idolatry some Isaraelites had decided to worship it. This was a clear misuse of the statue,since God never intended for it to be an object of worship (that would have violated the First Commandment!). Yet the fact that king Hezekiah had to destroy the bronze serpent does not change the fact that God had commanded its construction in the first place,used it as a vehicle of his healing power, and that Jesus said it was a type of himself (John3:14-15).

    Dt:5:9 God's Command," you shall not bow down to them "means" do not worship them." But not all bowing is worship.Here God's command is connected to false worship

    Si Cong/People's champ. Pacman.'di ba 'pag may laban sya una nyang ginagawa nagpupunta sa gilid ng ring lumuluhod yumuyuko.ibig na bang sabihin dios diosan na ho ba 'yon.
    sa umiiyak.'di lahat ng umiiyak nasasaktan. meronng tinatawag na tears of joy.

    The difference between adoration and veneration.The Church has never taught that acts of adoration,the reverence and glory due to God alone, are to be given to Mary, but only an exceptional veneration because of her unique association with Jesus Christ in his work of redeeming humanity.
    We must avoid misunderstandings that can arise through the use of the term "worship". Traditionally,"worship" has been used for both adoration and veneration, and the word itself simply indicates a worthiness of some type of honor or dignity (from the Old English, weorthscipe). Although prudence may encourage reserving the term worship exclusively for adoration because of the potential misunderstandings of today,the classical use of the term refers to a broader kind of honor and,hence,cannot be viewed as an example of giving adoration to Mary when the expression "worship of Mary" is used.

    In regards to the "worshipping" of Marian statue and images, again we must distinguish .First of all, within the authentic Catholic Church there is no adoration given to Marian images(an act mistakenly perceived to model the pagan worship worship of idols). A painting or a statue on an office desk,or a statue of Mary serves the same purpose as a family photo on an office desk, or statue of a public hero or statesman elected in a town square.The image serves as a reminder of the person the image represents,and there by possesses a symbolic or representational value,not a true personal value in itself.
    Apr 29 2012 @ 09:28am     Reply  
  • apc nin fnm
    The biblical basis of Mary's intercession

    We see a biblical example of Mary's intercession at the wedding feast in Cana (Jn2:1-11). Mary notices that the couple has run out of wine,so she asks Jesus to help them(v.2). Jesus agrees to do it, only he wants to keep it quiet because it is not yet time for him to manifest himself as Messiah (v.4). So she tells the servants to do what ever Jesus tells them to (v.5), and he performs the Miracle.Jesus helped that young couple because his Mother interceded for them!As she said on earth, she continues to do in heaven, and if he listened to her then,surely he will listen to her requests now.

    Some Protestants object to this view and argue that the wedding at cana episode does not prove Mary's intercession;she asked for something that Jesus did not want to give.
    I f he did not want to give it then why did he perform the miracle?He is the Sovereign Lord God; he does not have to answer any request.which is against his will.Obviously,his words to Mary did not indicate a rejection of her request,and she,knowing him very well,understood that.
    In Jn 8:1-11 A woman caught in Adultery. we also called her "woman".
    Apr 29 2012 @ 08:42am     Reply  
  • she's leaving home O.Lemons
    Can we bypass Jesus by asking Mary?
    No, we ask Mary to ask Jesus for what we need,even as Protestant may ask their pastor or friend to "pray for them." Mary's intercession for us is like that of Christians on earth.she is essentially a "prayer warrior" --the greatest prayer warrior, for she intercedes for everyone in the world.
    Apr 29 2012 @ 08:22am     Reply  
  • tunay na posero Madapaka remix icarus
    GOD IS AT WORK IN HISTORY

    IT IS a remarkable fact that in contrast to the three "religion of the Book" (Judaism,Christianity, and Islam), the great religions of the world float in a kind of a- historical limbo,without reference to solid historical events as their basis and essential content.Hinduism,for example,is made mostly of a pantheon of gods and of a method to escape suffering and rebirth.Buddhism is likewise basically a method to escape suffering through detachment from all cravings.These two religions have their individual scriptures and doctrines,but these have very little historical content.Zen is only a Japanese school of Buddhism.It,too,is a method(a mental discipline) to attain enlightenment.Shintoism,the native religion of Japan, is largely a method of ceremonial purity.
    In contrast to these religions and their other counterparts,Christianity does not stem from a-temporal myths.Nor does it subsist on philosophical speculations.It rests on historical facts-namely,the fact that God spoke to us at definite times and place in history, "in time past...through the prophets, and in these last days through a son"(Heb.1:1-2). Nothing could be less mythological or speculative than such a cluster of names,dates,and places.Catholic is historical,If nothing else.Its framework is history,as well as its contents.

    JESUS EXTRA ORDINARY CLAIMS

    SOME NON- CHRISTIANS ,no doubt impressed by the fact that more than a billion humans profess to live by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and to accept him as Son of God in unique sense,are ready to rank Jesus among the other great founders of world religions (Buddha,Mohammed,Confucius,etc.). and consider him "a great man."Naturally,they stop short of calling him the Son of God,since that would require the leap of faith,a leap they are not prepared to take. And so, in a sort of gesture of goodwill they concede that, if Jesus, he was not the supernatural figure he claimed to be,he was at least "a great man."

    Now these non- Christians, while not being aware of it, are in fact making one of the silliest statement one can make about Jesus. Because,if they ever read the gospels just once, they would constantly be met with extraordinary claims on the part of Jesus, claims which they would immediately dismiss or ridicule if they heard them on the lips of anybody else.Especially in John's gospel,Jesus' claims about his person,his mission and his nature, are simply stupendous.Who else,apart from megalomaniacs,ever said:" I am the bread of life"(Jn11:25)," I am the way,the truth,and the life"(Jn14:6)?who else ever claimed that no one can go to God except through his mediation(Jn14:6), that he and God are one(Jn14:9)? A person making such claims can only be one of three things:liar,lunatic, or Lord.

    In J6:60-69 WE OBSERVE HOW THE JEWS ARE BROUGHT TO FACE THE ALTERNATIVES OF THIS Trillemma.Most of them opt for one of the first two alternatives:Jesus is an impostor or he is out of his mind,they think.Only the twelve opt for the third possibility:"We are convinced you are God's holy one,"say Peter in the name of the group.
    Apr 29 2012 @ 08:17am     Reply  
  • Pepe at Pilar
    Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ is a very important person and that's why we venerate her. She will never be an obstacle in praying to God because she helps in every way possible. She intercede for all.
    Apr 28 2012 @ 10:44am     Reply  
  • tamalee
    When anti-Catholics study the writings of the Protestant Reformers on Mary,the Mother of Jesus, they will find that the Reformers accepted almost every major Marian doctrines of the Catholic Church and considered these doctrines to be both scriptural and fundamental to the historic Christian Faith.

    Protestants Repent
    The cover page of Time Magazine proclaims:"Hail Mary". Catholics have long revered her, but now Protestants are finding their own excuses to celebrate the Mother of Jesus.The writer, David Van Biema, in his long says,"She was there at the cross.Let Protestants seldom talk about Jesus' mother...but they are starting to know. "500 years, the "Bible alone" Christians attacked Mother Mary!Catholic were accused of "too much love for Mary." She was considered an obstacle in praying directly to God.But now,with evidence,Van Biema exposes a huge number of Protestant pastors.Presbyterians,evangelical and liberal Protestants, who keep a deep persona devotion to Mary.Now ,Icons of Mary are placed on the walls of Protestant divinity schools.
    Apr 28 2012 @ 10:17am     Reply  
  • shine a light
    Justin the Martyr,the close associate of apostles wrote, in 155A.D: " And this food is called among us Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake but he who believes that the things that we teach are true, and who are washed in the bath of forgiveness of sins and regeneration.We should not receive it as a common drink or a common food;but in like manner as Jesus Christ Our Savior."
    Apr 28 2012 @ 10:00am     Reply  
  • with me ciudad
    TRINITY
    Those who deny the Divinity of Jesus are compelled top doing the Divine nature of the Holy Spirit.For them, "The Trinity of God" is beyond human understanding So they deny it.They just forget the fact that God, who created man, can never be a slave of human intelligence.The Holy Spirit is considered only as an angel or one of the seven spirits.They, try to confuse "Trinity" as "Tri-theism"(three-gods) and criticize Catholics 'Trinitarians'

    As we all Know, Divine Revelation is explained through the centuries by some theological terms.Although they are insufficient to explain the truth revealed in depth.We can never find the word 'Bible' in an authentic translation of the Bible.The word "Bible" itself is a term that appeared in the 4th century .But we believe in it.Similarly, we don't see the word "Trinity" in the Bible. but to explain the Divine Mystery revealed to us about God the Father,the Son and The Holy Spirit, we use the term "Trinity."
    The word 'trinity' was first used by St. Theophilus of Antioch in his book 'Epistle to Antolycus' in A.D 180 (Greek: triados). Remember,at that time there was no 'bible' in the Church. In fact, the term 'Trinity' is more ancient than the word 'bible' itself.Before the formation of the Bible,those who worked behind the creation of a canonical book 'bible' believed and accepted 'The Trinity' as God's revealed truth handed over too them from the apostles.After some years,Tertullian(A.D 160-250) used Latin term for Trinity (trinitas) in his work 'Modesty'. he wrote:"Trinity of the one Divinity; Father,Son, ad Holy Spirit"(chap.22).

    The concept of the Trinity does not fit the frame work of common logic,nor can it be fully analyzed by our intellect.But this is no reason to say it is the invention of theologians.To declare that the one and only God has made himself known as Father,Son ,Holy Spirit is simply an attempt to define what the Scriptures teach (Jn10:29-30;Acts 5:3-4).

    To commit our lives to this triune God is to begin to see with the eye of faith His greatness as our Creator,Redeemer, and Sustainer.Doesn't it make sense that the One we worship, and to whom we entrust our lives,should be vastly greater than our limited understanding?

    since there was yet no official declaration on this matter, bishops felt themselves free to reflect and teach doctrine that they believed were true.One of them was Arch bishop Arius of Constantinople.Taking his cue from the prologue of john's gospel, where the Son was inferior to the Father, This started a controversy that ended in the Council of Nicea, where the gathered bishops with the blessing of the Pope,Proclaimed that the Father,the Son, and the Holy Spirit are equal:one God in three divine persons, and where THE WORD "TRINITY" was officially used to described the Christian God.

    The problem that was resolved in the Council of Nicea was caused by a misinterpretation of Scriptures.it would be wrong than to believe that the Bible solves all problems and clears all doctrines. in this case, it was a misreading of the New Testament that sparked the controversy, and thus, the Church has to step in to solve the issue through the Pope with the council of bishops. The word "Trinity" is a product of the authority of the teaching Church.

    the problem with such thinking is that we cannot clearly grasp the truth of our salvation without having some understanding of the Trinity.Our salvation began with the Father's loving Plan, was made possible Jesus' atoning death on the cross to provide forgiveness and cleansing and is carried out by the Holy Spirit transforming work in us.
    Apr 28 2012 @ 09:54am     Reply  
  • Jukebox Apocalypse
    THE THINGS THAT DEFILE

    "Nothing that enter one from outside can defile that person;but the things that come out from within are what defile."---The Jews observe purity laws as -external signs of their divine election.Aside from laws concerning physical cleanliness (Lv15:5;2Sm11:2), Jews also strictly follow dietary laws that dictate the consumption only of animals that cannot be eaten(Lv11). Jesus openly challenges this belief and the evangelist comments here that Jesus declares all food clean.No food defiles or exalts a person before the presence of God.What counts is the heart, the center of human personality which determines all one's actions.it is the place where a person enters into real dialogue with God.it is here that good or evil is hatched.Jesus points out that from an evil heart come wicked intentions,impure desires, the seed of manifold crimes that reinforce or affirm human selfishness in short,anything that renders a person a wretched creature.By devout observance of dietary and purification laws a person may be externally clean,but if deep in his heart he harbors uncleanliness by his wickedness, he remains unpleasing to God.Cultic observances could indeed become a masquerade for the real state of the heart. Maki Baboy 'wag susubra.maki baka 'wag sosobra.

    blood was held by the Jews to be the seat of life and therefore sacred. Hence the often-repeated absolute prohibition in the Bible to eat blood(Gn9:4;Lv3:7;7:26-27;17:10-14;19:26;Dt12:16,23;15;23)
    eight times in the Pentateuch alone!This prohibition was based on the conviction that blood is the quasi-divine substance.it is full of life, and life is the prerogative of God, who is often called"the living God" (Dt5:26;Jos3:10;1Kgs17:26,36;etc). Eating blood would be tantamount to eating God--something which represented a blasphemous notion to Hebrew piety.
    We must not lose sight of this cultural!religious background, if we are to fully understand the Jews reaction to the claims of Jesus as formulated in Jn6:51-58 passage.Those Jews have from their childhood been rigidly trained to think that drinking blood is blasphemous.Such a sin entails automatic and perpetual excommunication.As stated clearly by the Book of Leviticus:"Every person who partakes of any blood shall be cut off from his people"(7:27). And here Jesus demands of his followers that they drink his blood!

    St. Joseph Poster father of Jesus Dream and obey.Mt1:20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord Appeared to him in a dream,"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife,for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
    Peter dream in book of Acts all kinds-four footed animals of the earth,wild beasts,,creeping things, and birds of the air.
    Abraham,Jacob,Joseph The dreamer Dream and obey in THE Old Testament(Gn 15:1,28:12;37:5)
    BABOY O dagang bukid/bahay palaka uob atibapa.
    Apr 28 2012 @ 09:03am     Reply  
  • 'pag may punto tayuan at panindigin ngayon na!
    Christ's Resurrection is an object of faith, a transcendent intervention of God in creation and history.It is good to be a student of history and science, but do you also have room for God's interventions that transcend the Physical sense?
    Apr 28 2012 @ 08:19am     Reply  
  • Mico the Happy bear
    An ancient faith Actually,doctrines are defined formally only when there is a controversy that needs to be cleared up or when the magisterium (the Church in its office as teacher;cf.Mt28:18-20;1Tm3:15,4:11) thinks the faithful can be helped by particular emphasis being drawn to some already-existing belief.The definition of the Immaculate Conception was prompted by the latter motive; it did not come about because there were widespread doubts about the doctrine.in fact, the Vatican was deluged with requests from people desiring the doctrine to be officially proclaimed.Pope Pius Ix, who was highly devoted to the Blessed Virgin,hoped the definition would inspire others in their devotion to her.
    So, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother was not a new finding when it was officially proclaimed by Pope Pius Ix in 1854.This was an ancient faith of Christians,believed and accepted seriously for hundreds of years before it became an official doctrine.
    In the early centuries of the Christian tradition,there was a common acceptance that Mother Mary is pure and sinless.Christian writers,who lived just after the apostles and before the creation of the Bible,defended that faith though it was not considered official.
    The contemporary writers of the apostolic times Irenaeus of Lyons considered Mary as "Holy" "Innocent", "Most Pure", "Intact", and Immaculate" (Iranaeus,Lyons,140-202).
    Ephraem,Syria, who lived 306-373; and ambrose of Milan,373-397,called Mary in explicit language;Mary free from original sin(Augustine,Hippo,345-340 to Anselm).
    Origen calls her worthy of God,immaculate of the immaculate,most completesanctity,perfect justice,neither deceived by the persuasion of the serpent, nor infected with his poisonous breathings (Hom.i indersia A.D 248);
    Ambrose says she is incorrupt, a virgin immune, through grace from evry stain of sin Sermo xxii in Ps,(xviii A.D 358);
    Theodotus os Ancyra terms her a virgin innocent, without spot,void of culpability,holy in body and in sou, a lily springing among throns,, untaught the ILLs of Eve nor was there any communion in her of light with darkness, and when not yet born, she was consecrated to God (Orat. in S.Dei Genitr.)
    in refuting pelagius, a heretic of his time,St Augustine declares that all the dust have truly Known of Sin "except the Holy Virgin Mary, of whom, for the honor of the Lord,I will have no question what ever where sin is concerned"(De natura et gratia 36A.D 401)
    Apr 28 2012 @ 08:13am     Reply  
  • scentless apprentise
    time na ko
    Apr 22 2012 @ 10:32am     Reply  
  • Friedrich von Hugel
    Our Lady of Miraculous Medal- Paris France (1830)

    In the summer of 1830, a 24-year-old novice of the sisters of Charity was awakened by a young child, about five years old dressed in white, who called to her:"Catherine,Catherine, wake up.Come to the chapel;the Blessed Virgin is waiting for you"
    Catherine Laboure, who had expressed a strong desire to meet the Blessed Virgin,decided to follow the child down to the chapel.The candles were burning as if at amid-night, she heard a noise THAT SOUNDED LIKE THE RUSTLE OF A SILK DRESS.WHEN SHE LOOKED UP SHE SAW A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN surrounded by a blaze of white light sitting in the Father Director's chair.The child who brought her to the chapel told her;"Here is the Blessed Virgin!" Catherine fell to her knees and place her hands on Mary' lap .Mary told her.
    "My child, the good God wishes to charge you with a mission.You will have much to suffer, but you will rise above these sufferings by reflecting that what you do is for the glory of God.You will know what the good God wants.You will be tormented until you have told him who is in charge with directing you. You will be contradicted, but do not fear, you will have grace. Tell with confidence all that passes within you.Tell it with simplicity.Have confidence Do notbe afraid."
    Apr 22 2012 @ 10:18am     Reply  
  • Roberto plak reel view ikaw ang aking tahanan
    MARIAN APPARITION Recognized by the Church

    Our Lady of Lavang, Vietnam(1798)
    The first apparition of the Lady of Lavang was noted in 1798, when the persecution of Vietnamese Catholic began.Many Catholics from the nearby town of Quang Tri sought refuge in the deep forest of Lavang.A great number of these people suffered form the bitter cold weather,lurking wild beasts, jungle sickness, and starvation.At night, they often gathered in small groups to say the rosary and to pray.Unexpectedly, one night they were visited by an apparition of a beautiful Lady cape, holding a child in her arms,with two angel at her sides.The people recognized the Lady as Our Blessed Mother.

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Aylesford, England(1251)
    Our Lady gives the scapular to St.Simon stock.
    Mary's continuing influence on the development again with her appearance to Simon Stock, who became a member of the religious order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.In her appearance to Friar Stock, Mary entrusted him with the brown scapular(two pieces of brown woolen cloth,usually embroidered with an outline of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and tie together by string and worn over the shoulders):
    "My beloved son receive this scapular for your Order.
    "It is the special sign of a privilege which i have obtained for you and for all God's children who honor me as Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
    "Those who die devotedly clothed with this scapular shall be preserved from eternal fire.
    "The brown scapular is a badge of salvation.The brown scapular is a pledge of peace and special protection,until the end of time."

    Our Lady of the Pillar Saragossa, Spain(ca.40 A.D.)

    After the crucifixion,resurrection and ascension of Jesus, his Apostles began to spread the message he left through the Roman empire.One of those Apostles, James(the Greater),reportedly travelled as far west as spain to the village of Sagossa in north east Spain.While James was there, he became disheartened because of the failure of his mission.Tradition holds that while he was deep prayer Jesus Blessed Mother appeared to him and give him a small wooden statue of herself and a column of Jasper wood and instructed him to build a church in her honor.
    "This place is to be my house, and this image and column shall be the title and altar of the temple that you, shall build." The jasper column and the wooden statue can still be seen on special occasions at a church that houses them.About a year after the apparition,James arranged to build a small chapel in Mary's honor, the first church ever dedicated to the honor of the Virgin Mary.After James returned to Jerusalem, he was executed by Herod Agrippa in about 44 A.D., the first apostles to be martyred for his faith.several of his disciples took his body and returned it for final burial in Spain.The local queen, observing several of the miracles performed by James body to be buried in a local field.Eight centuries later, a cathedral in honor of St.James was erected after his gravesite was rediscovered by a local hermit. The hermit found the burial site after noticing an unusual star formation.The site for the cathedral was called Compostella (starryfield) and it is a major pilgrimage site to this day.
    Apr 22 2012 @ 10:01am     Reply  
  • Roberto plak
    The Old Testament Prophecies against Total Apostasy
    In the book of Daniel, we read a very clear Statement against total Apostasy
    Daniel7:14 "His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His Kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.We read a very clear statement against Total Apostasy. once more Daniel 2:44 speaks about this unrealistic myth of Total Apostasy. Daniel 2:44"And in the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people.It shall break in pieces all these Kingdoms and bring to an end, and it shall stand for ever."
    Apr 22 2012 @ 09:17am     Reply  
  • TnT 20/20
    WHO WILL BE SAVED?
    will Christ Die a Second time for the Souls in Hell?

    ORIGEN WAS A FAMOUS CHRISTIAN WRITES AND THINKER OF THE SECOND CENTURY WHO OVEREXTENDED CHRIST'S WORK OF COMPASSION AND PREACHED THAT JESUS WOULD BE BE CRUCIFIED THE SECOND TIME TO SAVE SOULS WHO ARE CONDEMNED IN HELL
    Though Origen lived an exemplary life and was tortured and nearly killed for being a Christian, his teaching s were officially condemned by the Church.Origen could not accept the existence of hell and eternal punishment. He shared the same idea of our contemporaries who see hell as a direct contradiction of God's mercy and compassion .They say that eternal punishment contradicts eternal happiness,for how can a person who is in heaven enjoy his stay there, Knowing that a beloved lies in torment in hell? If the suffering of a beloved already disturbs us now, we can imagine the effect of eternal punishment of our beloved Thus for some people, hell cannot exist side by side with heaven.Origen proposed an interesting solution.let Jesus die for the second time in behalf of souls in hell, saving all those who have been condemned eternally.

    Jesus death was a once -and-for-all act and cannot anymore be repeated.The souls in hell cannot be saved because they themselves did not want to be saved.They refuse to love and to learn how to love;instead they prefer to live in hatred and bitterness.That is their option and God respects their wish.

    The angels,like ourselves,have free will.Some of them turn away from God;we, humans,can also reject grace in our turn.The beginning of hell is to listen to the serpent who urges us to decide for ourselves what is good or evil without reference to God Satan knows, if we do not,that there is no goodness or beauty or truth or love that are not sparks cast off from the pure Source of Goodness and Beauty and Love and Truth that God is. We can no more create moral goodness on pour own than we can create moral goodness of honesty or integrity or chastity exists outside and beyond anything we may elect,vote for,or decide.

    Pope John Paul II has brilliantly analyzed this objectivity of moral goodness in his Encyclical, The Splendor of Truth (VERITATIS SPLENDOR). WHAT HE INSISTS ON, IF NOT IN THESE EXACT WORDS, is the moral law, like the law of gravity does not come from our consensus.it does not come from earth but from heaven.We are free to accept or reject it but we are not free to accept or reject the consequences if we leave this world locked into ego,our choice of self apart from God becomes final,irrevocable, and complete.This is known as hell.

    Many people raise emotional difficulties here. They ask,how could a good God condemn souls to hell?They have an image of God as an almighty hanging Judge.They do not understand that God condemns souls to hell in much the same way that he "condemns" bodies to destruction if they choose to digest poison, or if they abuse their system with alcohol or drugs.We live in a cosmos, not a chaos. if we choose disorder,disorder we shall have.

    In some way the teaching on hell is one of the easiest truths of the Faith to accept, not the hardest.The reason is what we see previews of hell all around us. There are many who not only do evil.They love evil.They go around "Looking for trouble" as if rage,violence, and hatred are the atmosphere they must exist in.The evil we refuse to repent begins to destroy us deep with in.This is the "hell" we refuse to come out of, no matter what grace of light God may send.

    The Basis of hell or condemnation is not belongingness to any group.but a person's moral decision.The INC dating daan baptists kingdom of quiboloy and other cults and sects that proclaim "exclusive salvation" see belongingness to an organization as more importants than ones moral life like those of the Mormon's baptism of the dead.God does not want anybody in hell;the Catholic church's teaching is emphatic on this:if there are souls in hell, it is because they want to be there.
    Apr 22 2012 @ 09:07am     Reply  
  • tsagibis barkada ni Pong pagong
    The Sad Story of the Bible!

    until 1400 A.D, Catholic Monks preserved the original purity of the Bible and made copies by hand.Everyday in the Holy Masses, the congregation attended both 'Breaking of the word' and Breaking of the Bread' The Bible was not available to common people as there was no printing at that time as it is today.
    In 1453 A.D, printing was invented Copies of the Bible were made available.In 1517 A.D, Fr. Martin Luther attacked the Church, but first he vandalized Bible itself.To defend his dogmas,he threw out Seven Old Testament books from the early canons of the Bible (wisdom of Solomon,Sirach,Judith, Baruch, Tobit, 1st and 2nd Maccabees). so, the Bible that is used by Protestants, is partial, Incomplete, and Unathentic
    His followers started to fight with each other on the Interpretation of the Bible by creating contrary theologies and new dogmas.Thousands of churches were formed. Each church started to change interpretations and even words in the Bible according to their desire.This resulted in more than 200,00 churches with contrary views, all based in the Bible.All claim the guidance of the same Holy Spirit.The Holy Spirit can never do this dirty Confusion Total anarchy as it is the Spirit of truth.There
    are more than 700 churches here in the Philippines with the 'Bible alone' theory is not from God.In fact the Bible became an instrument in the hands of Satan to create chaos and anarchy in Christendom which it was taken away from its real basis--the founded by Jesus upon Peter.So Jesus warned.(Jn15:6)"Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither."

    Ung Jesus miracle cruzade may Church of Christ international rin ung name nila.

    The Modern story of the Bible is tied up with the multiplication of Churches, which Jesus did not want.Jesus prayed that his followers be one and united. And if the Bible causes such disunity,all we have to do is to go back to the first centuries of the christian era when there was still no Bible to speak about, and what maintained the Christians Unity was the teaching authority of the Pope and bishops who molded the Bible in its final form that we know today.We, Catholics, Should love and listen to this Tradition whose link to the apostolic times can be proven historically and doctrinally.

    Jn 20:30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, who are not written in this book;

    Jn21:25 And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I Suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.Amen
    Quitam hindi porque wala sa Bible ung words na Rona Catholic Church, purgatory seven sacraments, Eucharist Trinity siete palabra siete dolores rosary at ib pa ay mali o turo ng demonyo. hindi lahat naisulat. ho. malabo pa rin ba.
    Apr 22 2012 @ 08:15am     Reply  
  • lampano alley
    Mother Teresa of Calcutta writes:" In our hearts let us adore Jesus, who spent 30 of his 33yrs in silence and begun his public life with 40 days of silence. Let us adore Jesus in the silence of the Eucharist... The Eucharist is so small, but it produces great effect because it is the breed of life and love."
    Apr 21 2012 @ 10:38am     Reply  
  • lampano alley
    GEORGIO BONGIAVANI IN JUNE 1968 HE EXPERIENCED STIGMATA on his head and forehead and it continued for a long time.
    St francis os Assisi is most famous for his visible stigmata, This fact is attested by a number of contemporary historians.
    THERESA Neuman was born in a peasant family in the German village of Konnereuth.On mar.41926, appeared in the garden of Gethsemane and gave her the gift of stigmata.All the scientists and physicians who observed and investigated the phenomena confirmed it as supernatural.She survived just by Holy Eucharist from 1926-1963., without any food (37yrs)(
    Apr 21 2012 @ 10:34am     Reply  
  • lampano alley
    Anne Catherine Emmerich
    Anne was born on Sept.8 1774 at Flamsche in Germany. She received stigmata in her hands and feet .forehead, and on her chest.The rest of her life she lived by the gift of inedia, living off nothing but Holy Communion for 12 years of her life.She was canonized on Oct.32004

    Padre Pio, ONE OF THE famous saints of our times, was born as Francesco Forgione on May 25,1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy. On Sept 201918. five wounds resembling the crucifixion of Jesus appeared in his body, while he was celebrating Holy Mass.He had the vision of Jesus, and received many other gifts such as prophecy and bi-location.He was beatified by Pope John Paul ii on June 16,2002
    Apr 21 2012 @ 10:27am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    The love of God for his people.is celebrated in the song of songs, a poetry of immense beauty. If human love is a symbol of divine love, then it is something precious and holy.
    Apr 21 2012 @ 10:03am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Early Protestant thinkers were more devoted to Mary than some of their successors.Fr MARTIN LUTHER, for example, was a firm believer in the Immaculate Conception.He wrote :" The infusion of Mary's Soul was effected without original sin...From the first moment she began to live she was free from all sin.")Martin Luther sermon.On the Day of the Conception of the Mother of God)
    Apr 21 2012 @ 09:58am     Reply  
  • Giniling Machine
    PSALMS 136 "FOR HIS STEADFAST LOVE ENDURES FOREVER" Is repeated over and above and it seems more repetitious than any Catholics prayers. and it it God' divine word Even our Lord Jesus used to repeat psalm as it was a custom of the Jews in his time!

    Mary was winsome representative of Christ and a vivid illustration of Colossains 3:23," Whatever you do, do it heartily , as to the Lord and not to men."Although not in the lime light, Mary, through her attitude and actions, witnessed to hundreds of people every day.
    Apr 21 2012 @ 09:47am     Reply  
  • chow inasal McJo
    Proof from reason

    There is an incongruity in the supposition that the flesh, from which the flesh of the Son of God was to be formed, should ever have belonged to one who was the slave of that arch-enemy, whose power he came on earth to destroy.The axiom developed by the most famous writer of Mariology and a theologian, Duns Scotus, states:"DECUIT, POTUIT, ERGO FECIT," THAT MEANS, IT WAS BECOMING THAT THE Mother of the Redeemer should have been free from the power of sin and from the first moment of her existence; God could give her this privilege, therefore he gave it to her Again it is remarked that a peculiar privilege was granted to the prophet Jeremiah and to St.John the Baptist.They were sanctified in their mother's womb, because of their preaching they had a special share in the work of preparing the way for Christ.Consequently, some much higher prerogative is due to Mary.Scotus says that "the perfect Mediator must, in some one case, have done the work of mediation most perfectly.which would not be unless there was some one person at least, in whose regard the wrath of God was anticipated and not merely appeased."
    Apr 21 2012 @ 09:36am     Reply  
  • Grade school musical
    The meaning of preventive redemption

    We believe that Mary needed redemption, although she was never subject to original sin. Nor did she have an "Obligation" to contract it; there can be no obligation to commit sin. We can merely say that she would have been in original sin, that is,she would have been born without grace, were it not for the preventive redemption.The word "preventive" means anticipatory:the grace she received at her conception was given in anticipation(Latin praevenire) of Christ's merits, which earned that grace.
    Apr 21 2012 @ 09:02am     Reply  
  • Heredotus Greek historian
    Didn't Mary herself admit that she needed a Savior?

    It is clear from the gospel that Mary admits she is saved by God but it does not contradicts the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception as some Protestants believe! LK1:46-47, we read: And Mary said," My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my savoir." We have seen that Mary needed to be perfectly sinless in order to bear Jesus. Did she attain that sinlessness through her own human efforts?No. she was redeemed by her son----as was all the rest of humanity.She needed God's grace.And in order to be, and remain,sinless she needed that grace before her own birth.In LK1:46 Mary speaks of God as her savior, but she speaks in the present tense.She does not say "God, who will be my Savior."It clarifies that she has already been redeemed before the birth of Jesus.
    In the above--mentioned passage Mother Mary bases her words upon an Old Testament passage which clearly states that she is already saved from sin:
    Isaiah61:10 "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my Soul shall exult in my God;for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has clothed, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels."
    As virtually every educated 1st century Jew would have recognized, in echoing this passage, Mary clearly considered that God had already clothed her with the garments of salvation, and covered her with the robe of righteousness.Her sin had already been wiped away.
    Apr 21 2012 @ 08:49am     Reply  
  • diptych caveman do fade
    Immaculate Conception and misconception continuation.

    In the Old Testament we can notice the insistence of God to keep the womb of the mother of his Chosen ones most pure and perfect.
    before the birth of Samson, the Judge of Israel, God wanted his mother to be pure.This pure state of the mother during the pregnancy was repeated many times, in the Bible for emphasis.
    For the birth of God as a human being, God was interested in the condition of the mother's womb.

    In the New Testament it is angel Gabriel from heaven that reveals the "Immaculate state" of Mother Mary.
    In LK1:28 Mary was greeted by the angel:"full of grace" or as others translate,"highly favored one."(The original word used here in Greek is CHARITOO.) This salutation of the Angel Gabriel is different from the usual angelic greetings. it indicates that Mary was exceptionally "highly favored with grace"(Greek: charitoo is used only twice in the New Testament, in LK 1:28 for Mary-- before Christ's redemption; and Eph 1:6 for Christ's grace to us-- after Christ's redemption). It means the grace that was given to mankind after the death of Jesus was already given to Mary in advance or before the birth of Jesus.Catholic theologians call it "Preventive Redemption."
    The traditional translation," full of grace," is better than the one found in many recent versions of the New Testament, which gives something along the lines of "highly favored daughter." Mary was indeed a highly favored daughter of God, but the Greek implies more than that (and it never mentions the word for "daughter"). The grace given to Mary is at once permanent and of a unique kind. Kecharitomene is a perfect passive participle of charitoo, meaning "to fill or endow with grace."Since this term is in the perfect tense, its past indicates that Mary was graced in the past but with continuing effects in the present.So, the grace Mary enjoyed was not a result of the angel's visit.In fact,Catholics hols, it extended over the whole of her life, from Conception onward.She was in a state of sanctifying grace from the first moment of her existence.
    In other words, the English translation, "Hail, full of Grace,"or Hail, Favored One," Is based on the original Greek of LK1:28,Chaire Kecharitomene, a phrase which can most literallt be translated:"Rejoice, you who have been graced." The latter word, Kecharitomene, is the passive voice, present perfect participle of the verb."to grace" in the feminine gender, vocative case;therefore the Greek syntax indicates that the action of the verb has been fully and completed in the past, with results continuing into the future.The perfect meaning of this passage is that the subject (Mary) was graced fully and completely at sometime In the past, and continued in that fully graced state. The angel's salutation does not refer to the incarnation of Christ in Mary's womb, as he proceeds to say:"you shall conceive in your womb..."(LK1:31).
    Apr 21 2012 @ 08:20am     Reply  
  • Death march
    Jeremias17:5 Ganito ang sabi ng Panginoon:Sumpain ang tao na tumitiwala sa tao, at ginagawang laman ang kanyang bisig, at ang puso ay humihiwalay sa Panginoon.
    v6Sapagkat siyay magiging gaya ng kugon sa ilang, at hindi makakakita, kundi tatahan sa mga tuyong dako sa ilang,lupaing maalat at hindi tinatahanan.
    v7Mapalad ang tao na tumitiwala sa Panginoon, at ang pagasa ay ang Panginoon.
    v8Sapagkat matatakot pagka ang init ay dumarating, kundi ang kaniyang dahon ay magiging sariwa; at hindi mababalisa sa taon ng pagkatuyu o maglilikat man ng pagbubunga.
    V9Ang puso' ay totoong masama: Sinogn makaaalam?
    v10 Akong Panginoon, ay sumisiyasat ng pagiisip, aking tinatarok ang mga puso, upang magbigay sa bawat tao ng ayon sa kani kaniyang lakad, ayon sa bunga ng kanikaniyang mga gawain.
    Apr 09 2012 @ 09:49am     Reply  
  • Art to di too semi arian heresy pre-masonry
    The Father is greater than the Son? wee di nga.

    Hebrews1:5 For to which of the angels did he ever say: "You are My Son, today I have begotten You"? And again: " I will be to him a father and He shall be to Me a Son"?
    v6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him".
    v7 And of the angels He SAYS:"Who makes His angels spirits and His minsters a flame of fire."
    v8 But to the Son He says:"Your throne, o God, is forever and ever;a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
    Apr 09 2012 @ 09:37am     Reply  
  • Art to di too semi arian heresy pre-masonry
    THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY

    "Mary was born without sin."Is that written In the Bible?Many believe that it is a new teaching of the Catholic church! Mary, the beloved Mother of Jesus, is the most praised and the most criticized woman in history.The Catholic Church venerates her as the Divine Mother of God but anti-Catholics think of her as an obstacle in approaching Jesus directly! The teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on Mary became the most misunderstood beliefs that keep the mystical body of Christ still divide!

    What do we mean by the Immaculate Conception?This doctrine states that from the very beginning of her origin,Mother Mary was privileged to be kept out of original sin or its stain ("immaculate" means without stain) because of the special grace she received from God.This centuries- old doctrine was officially defined by Pope Pius ix in the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 Dec.1854. Pius ix pronounced and defined that:

    "According, by the holy and undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic religion, by the authority of Jesus Christ.Our Lord, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and our own, we declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her Conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all faithful."
    Apr 09 2012 @ 09:27am     Reply  
  • partido hugay paa 100 days to purgatory
    GN3:15" I will put enmity between you and woman, between your offspring and her; she will strike at your hand. From the early centuries of Christianity.this was considered as a prophecy about Mary and her son Jesus (Iraneus of Lyons 140 Ad). This enmity is nothing but mutual hatred between Mary and sin, between Christ and sin. IT CAN NEVER BE TRUE THAT Mary also is stained by sin.As she was the Woman foretold in Genesis,Jesus from the cross mentioned Mary as "woman".
    JUST AS THE FIRST WOMAN-Eve- became the mother of all the living , so the woman by the cross-Mary- becomes the mother of the new believing community represented by the Beloved Disciple.

    After all, she is the most precious gift we received from the deathbed of Jesus.From the cross when Jesus uttered,"Behold your mother"(Jn19:22). She became not only the mother of John,but of all whom He redeemed through that crucifixion.She is the mother of the Church- the mystical body of Jesus.
    Apr 01 2012 @ 08:31am     Reply  
  • sunday school aggressive preaching. puso at isip
    Luke1:31,34- The angel tells Mary that she "will" conceive (using the future tense). Mary responds by saying, "How shall this be?" Mary's response demonstrates that she had taken a vow of lifelong virginity by having no intention to have relations with a man.If Mary did not take such a vow of lifelong virginity, her question would make no sense at all(for we can assume she know how a child is conceived) she was a consecrated Temple virgin as was an acceptable customs of the times.
    Luke2:41-51- In searching for Jesus and finding him in the temple, there is never any mention of other siblings.
    John 19:26-27- From the cross Jesus commits the care of Mary to John and it would have been unthinkable for Jesus to commit the care of his mother to a friend if he had brothers.
    Anti- Catholics insist that "brethren of the Lord" must be interpreted in the strict sense.They most commonly make two arguments based on Mt1:25"...and he did not know her until(Greek:heos,also translated into English as "Till") she brought forth her first born son." According to them,the natural inference from "Till" is that Joseph and Mary afterward lived together as husband and wife, in the usual sense, and had several children. otherwise, why would Jesus be called"first born"? Doesn't that mean there must have been at least a "second-born", perhaps a "third-born." and so on? But they are using a narrow, modern meaning of "until", instead of the meaning of "until", instead of the meaning it had when the Bible was written.In the Bible,it only means that some action did not imply that the action did happen later, which is the modern sense of the term.In fact, If the modern sense is forced on the Bible, some ridiculous meanings result.
    For example:"Michal the daughter of Saul had no children till the day of her death"(2Sm.6:23). Are we to assume she had children after death?
    The book of Deut.says that no one knew the location of his grave" until this present day"(Deut34:6,knox). But we know that no one has known since that day either.There are hundreds of examples in the Bible that nothing can be proved from the use of the word "Till" in Mt1:25. The nu American Bible gives a better sense of the verse:"He had no relations with her at any time before she bore a son"(new American Bible)," He had not known her when she bore a son."

    Awit34:13 Ingatan mo ang iyong dila mula sa masama. At ang iyong mga labi sa pagsasalita ng karayaan.
    Apr 01 2012 @ 08:15am     Reply  
  • Fly mark mcgrath
    2tim.3:13 Datapuwat ang masasamang tao at mga magdaraya ay lalong sasama ng sasama, na mangagdadaya, at sila rin ang mangadadaya.

    OLD TESTAMENT
    PENTATEUCH

    Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy
    New testament Matthew Luke Mark John

    Wisdom Books

    Job Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of songs Wisdom of Solomon Sirach

    HISTORICAL BOOKS

    Joshua Judges Ruth 1and 2 Samuel 1and 2 Kings 1 and 2 Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Tobit Judith Esther 1 and 2 Maccabees

    PROPHETIC BOOKS

    Isaiah
    Jeremiah
    Lamentations
    Baruch
    Ezekiel
    Daniel
    Hosea
    Joel
    Amos
    Obadiah
    Jonah
    Micah
    Nahum
    Habakkuk
    Zephaniah
    Haggai
    Zechariah
    Malachi

    LETTERS

    Romans 1 and 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians 1 and 2 Thessalonians 1and 2 Timothy Titus Philemon Hebrews James 1 and 2 Peter 1and 2 and 3 John Jude Revelation

    Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday.

    Paschal Triduum consisting of Holy, Good Friday, and Black Saturday Vigil around 9pm depends on Church schedule.Church Bells will not heard, No Alleluai and Gloria since Ash wed.

    Kawikaan13:2 Ang tao ay kakain ng mabuti ayon sa bunga ng kaniyang bibig:Ngunit ang magdaraya ay kakain ng karahasan,
    Mar 31 2012 @ 08:58am     Reply  
  • kilantang Emo Dancer
    PROTOEVANGELIUM OF JAM

    We have important old historical document which supports the teachings of Mary's perpetual virginity.
    The Protoevangelium of James, which was written probably less than sixty years after the conclusion of Mary's earthly life(around A.D 120),when memories of her life were still vivid in the minds of many.According to the world-renowned patristics scholar,Johannes Question:"The principal aim of the whole writing (Protoevangelium of James) is to prove the perpetual and inviolate virginity of Mary before,in,and after the birth of Christ"(Patrology,1:120-1). To begin with,the Proto evangelium records that when Mary's birth was prophesied, her mother, St. Anne, vowed that she would devote the child to the service of the Lord, as samuel had been by his mother(1sm1:11). Mary would thus serve the Lord at the Temple, as women had served for centuries(1sm2:22),and as Anne the prophetess did at the time of Jesus' birth (Lk2:36-37). A life of continual, devoted service to the Lord at the Temple meant that Mary would not be able to live the ordinary life of a child- rearing mother. Rather, she was vowed to a life of perpetual virginity.
    Mar 31 2012 @ 08:27am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    WOMEN PRIESTS
    The Catholic View
    The Catholic Church gives high respect and veneration to Mother Mary, at the same time it objects women to be ordained priests!it has become a subject of confusion in diffirent Protestant sects who ordain women as their priests and ministers.What really was the practice of the early Church that was handed over from the apostles?

    *In fact the Bible clearly shows us that Christ did not call any women as his apostles-The first Bishops of the church. yet Jesus was no respecter of social convention.He associated with tax collectors and prostitutes.He publicly disagreed with the pharisees.Is it therefore credible to believe that Christ didnt call woman to be his apostles only because of conventions of thetime,especially when most of the other religions of that time had priestesses themselves.
    Mar 29 2012 @ 10:06am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Old Testimonies about the Primacy of Peter

    Early Christian writers who lived during the time of the apostles never considered a 'Bible' as their basis of faith.The Bible came only during the 4th Century.Before the Bible, there was a church which under united under the Primacy of Peter .Those who formed the Bible, including Jerome, the formator of the first Latin translation of the Bible 'Vulgate' in Jerusalem,defended this truth.

    Origen
    "(I)f we were to attend carefully to the Gospels we, should also find, in relation to those things which seem to be common to Peter...a great difference and a pre-eminence in the things(Jesus) said to Peter,compared with the second class(of aostles).For it is no small difference that Peter received the keys not of one heaven but of more, and in Order that whatsoever things he binds on earth may be bound not in one heaven but in them all, as compared with the many who bind on earth and loose on earth,so that these things are bound and loosed on earth,so that these things are bound and loosed not in (all)the heavens, as in the case of Peter,but in one only;for they do not reach o high a stage with power as Peter to bind and loose in all the heavens(Commentary on Mt13:31(AD 248)
    Mar 29 2012 @ 09:52am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    KAWIKAAN22:14 Ako'y nagdaaan sa tabi ng bukid ng tamad,At sa tabi ng ubasan ng taong salat sa unawa;
    KAWIKAAN26:22 Bagaman iyong piitin ang mangmang sa isang piitan na kasama ng pangbayo sa mga bayong trigo,Gayon ma'y hindi hihiwalay ang kaniyang Kamangmangan.
    Mar 29 2012 @ 09:26am     Reply  
  • alberto glory Mateo singko
    CHRISTIANITY RESTS ON ONE EVENT, THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD.If the resurrection did not happen,Christianity is of no use."If Christ has not been raised,our preaching is useless and so is your faith,"wrote Paul(1cor15:14).

    The early Christian heresies never questioned the resurrection.What baffled more the early Christians was Jesus' death. Can a God die?Some heresies theorized that only Jesus the man died on the cross, while his divine nature remained undying.Some early Christians in their effort to understand better the Lord, subjected him to an operation that can never happen:divide him between his divine and human natures.The result was confusion.

    The Resurrection the Center of Our Faith

    Our times ask for historical proofs on the resurrection when are confronted by these questions our answer should center on the four gospels and the entire New Testament as the historical documents that attest to the resurrection were the testemonies of the apostle that they had seen the risen Lord and its effect on their Lives.

    The resurrection exploded in their hearts, giving them new energy and enthusiasm to proclaim Jesus everywhere.They carried this good news to the farthest places the could reach and accompanied their preaching with so much sacrifice.The apostles except for John, died martyrs embracing Jesus' cross,knowing fully well that through death by martyrdom,they showed to the world their deep love for Jesus is the real birth.

    When Paul proclaims that the resurrection is the center of our faith and in vain do we believe if Christ did not rise from the dead, the apostle also confesses that he has lost all his fears because of the resurrection.He is a free man because he no longer lives but Christ lives in him(Gal2:3). His belief in the risen Lord is basically a relationship of life; he receives from him his enthusiasm to love.to hope,and to believe even though he is surrounded by forces of death,hatred, and falsehood.
    Mar 29 2012 @ 09:18am     Reply  
  • alberto glory Akrostik
    heb9:1 Ngayon, ang unang tipan din ay nagkaroon ng mga palatuntunan ng pagsamba sa Dios,at ng Kaniyang sancturio ng sanglibutang ito.
    v2 Sapagkat inihanda and isang tabernakulo, and una, na kinaroroonan ng Kandelero, at ng dulang, at ng mga tinapay na handog; na siyang tinatawag na Dakong Banal.
    v3At sa likod ng ikalawang tabing ay ang tabernakulo na tinatawag na Dakilang Kabanalan;
    v4Na may isang gintong dambana ng kamangyan at kaban ng tipan, at ang paligid ay nakakalupkupan ng ginto, na siyang kinaroroonan ng sisidlang-gnto na may lamang mana, at tngkod ni Aaron na namulaklak, at mga tapyas na bato ng tipan;
    v5At ibabaw nito ay ang mga querubin ng kaluwalhatian na nangagsisililim sa luklukan ng awa; na ang mga bagay na ito ay hind natin mapaguusapan ngayon ng isa isa.

    nagpagawa pala. ng rebulto .kayo talaga.

    Daniel6:10 At nang maalaman ni Daniel na ang kasulatan ay nalagdaan ng pangalan siyay pumasok sa kaniyang bahay(ang kaniya ngang mga dungawan ay bukas sa dakong Jerusalem); at siyay lumuhod ng kaniyang mga tuhod na makaitlo isang araw, at dumalangin, at nagpasalamat sa harap ng kaniyang dating ginagawa.

    3time nagdasal nakaluhod.
    Mar 29 2012 @ 08:45am     Reply  
  • HELENIKO MARCIONITES
    Jesus:God Is Powerful but He is Not a General

    When we say that Jesus is the fullness of God's revelation of himself, we are first affirming that we should read the Old Testament through the light of his person.The letter to the Hebrews explains:"Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets but in these last days, he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the universe.He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact imprint of God's being.."(Heb1:1-3). Jesus, being the exact imprint of God's being,is the final revelation of God. about himself.If there has been a miscommunication in the Old Testament, God finally resolved to correct it by sending his Son so that we have created about him,that is the images of God created by the Israelites, one of which pictured him as a fighting general.The Old Testament should not be interpreted without the New Testament.Only the person of Jesus can give light to the confusion created in the Old Testament.

    God in Jesus finally said that he was not a war-freak general who ordered the massacres and killings in the Old Testament.He did this not by words but by his actions in Jesus, we find a God who preferred to be killed than to kill,who should his power not by shedding the blood of his enemies,but by his own blood. with Jesus, we can finally say that God is a God of love who has nothing to do with the violence of the Old Testament.God was really an innocent victim of the Israelites' imagination.
    Mar 29 2012 @ 08:25am     Reply  
  • VICTOR COULD
    Peter is the Shepherd

    In St.John21:15-19, we find clear scriptural evidence that Peter was commissioned by Jesus to care for His flock."Simon,son of John..shepherd my sheep!Simon, son of John...feed my Sheep." We know Jesus is the good shepherd(Jn10:11) but here, He gives authority of the shepherd to Peter. So we call Peter and his successors, the Pope-Supreme Pastor of the Universal Church.
    "Pope" means father.It is an affectionate title that the apostles used to express their responsibility to the faithful.St.Paul calls himself as 'father'(1Cor4:14-16)"You are my beloved children...For I become your father in Christ."
    Mar 29 2012 @ 08:00am     Reply  
  • Victor would
    The Pope Infallibility is not Impeccability

    The infallibility of the Pope is more controversial and most criticized because anti- Catholics create an artificial confusion by mixing the infallibility does not mean that the Pope will not make personal mistakes,but refers to the trust of the Church in the promise of Jesus to decide on matters pertaining to faith and morals.
    In Mt28:20,"Teaching them(all nations), to observe all that I have Commanded you.And behold, Iam with you always, until the end of age."
    The Holy Spirit, in matters of divine revelation,guides the Church.That is why the Bible itself is formed and Kept out of errors.Jn14:16-17 says "And i will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth....it remains with you, and will be in you."

    The official teaching of the Pope, together with the other bishops in the universal Church, is infallible as it is with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to the 'fullness of truth.'Jn16:12-13 supports this fact:" I have much to tell you,but you cannot bear it now.But when He comes, the spirit of truth,He will guide you to the fullness of truth."
    Words like 'Bible', 'purgatory', 'Immaculate Conception', and 'Trinity' are used to explain the development of revelation It does not mean that they were newly created by the Catholic Church.In Genesis, Adam named all the things that were created by God, but it does not mean that Adam created all these things, he just named them.
    Mar 29 2012 @ 07:48am     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY explorer @ rome
    THE MANY FORMS OF ASSAULT AGAINST THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND HER TEACHINGS ARE REALLY PROOFS THAT SHE PERFORMS THE WORK OF GOD IN JESUS CHRIST THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
    Mar 28 2012 @ 09:08am     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY explorer @ rome
    In times when Roman Catholic are easily confused by the many contradictory assertions of different denominations,novelists and even those who pretend to be bible scholars. All of you need some enlightenment and i am challenged to be proactive in preventing others from being misled seekers of the truth of the faith, i gladly invoke the assistance of Mary ever virgin,she who is the model of the church.
    Mar 28 2012 @ 09:06am     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY explorer @ rome
    The historian Eusebius, who lived in Caesarea in 265-340AD, IN HIS' church history' writes:"After the martyrdom of Paul and of Peter,Linus was the first to obtain the episcopate of the church at Rome.Paul mentions him, when writing to timothy from Rome, in the salutation at the end of the epistle..In the second year of his reign,Linus, who had been bishop of the Church of Rome for twelve yrs, delevired his office to Anencletus..In the twelfh year of the same reign, Clement succeeded Anecletus..after the latter had been bishop of the church of Rome for twelve years."

    This unbroken chain of successors continues and reaches to Pope Benedict xvi the 265th successor of Peter.The historical evidence of this succession is more reliable than the 2000 years history of any other country or kingdom in the world today.Obedience to the Pope is obedience to Jesus, as the Holy Scriptures supports it.
    Mar 28 2012 @ 09:00am     Reply  
  • For im now indie cathechist for kids and adults
    Did Peter Have a Successor?

    As the Bible says,Peter and the apostles appointed their successors through the imposition of hands.2tim1:16 says,"For this reason,I remined you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of hands."Apostle paul himself was ordained by imposition of hands in Church of Antioch(ACTS13:2-3).When Judas betrayed Jesus and committed Suicide,the apostles elected Mathias because"His office of over sight,let someone else Take"(Acts1:20). The apostolic succession was by election and the imposition of hands.

    We have a clear historic evidence that the office of Peter was at Rome,where he became a martyr in 64AD.His office in Rome was succeeded by Linus.the 2nd Pope,(67-76AD) according to historians.In 96AD Pope clement sent a strong letter to the church at Corinth to resolve a dispute there.The bishop of Rome interfered in the problem of another church,showing his authority to do so.On his way to martyrdom in Rome in 110AD,Ignatius of Antioch praised the Church of Rome "stamped with the Father' name."
    Mar 28 2012 @ 08:40am     Reply  
  • Tungkol sa wala no offensement pardon me
    Apoc12:1At isang dakilang tanda ay nakita sa langit:isang babae na nararamtan ng araw, at ang buwan ay nasa ilalim ng kaniyang ulo ay may isang putong na labingdalawang bituin;

    2At siyay nagdadalang tao;at siyay sumisigaw,na nagdaramdam sa panganganak,at sa hirap upang manganak.

    5At siya nagnganak ng Isang anak na lalaki,na maghahari na may panghampas na bakal sa lahat ng mga bansa:at ang kaniyang annak ay inaagaw na dinala hanggang sa Dios, at hanggang sa kaniyang luklukan.

    9At inihagis ang malaking dragon,ang matandang ahas,ang tinatawag na Diablo at Satanas, ang dumadaya sa buong sanglibutan;siyay inihagis sa lupa,at ang kaniyang mga anghel ay inhagis na kasama niya.

    13At nang makita ng dragon na siyay inihagis sa lupa,ay inusig niya ang babaing nanganak ng sanggol na lalaki.

    17At nagalit ang dragon sa bababe,at umalis upang bumaka sa nalabi sa kaniyang binhi,na siyang nagsisitupad ng mga utos ng Dios,at mga may patotoo ni Jesus.
    Mar 28 2012 @ 08:19am     Reply  
  • Giotto di Bondone
    MARY THE EVER VIRGIN MOTHER

    MK6:3Is he not the carpenter,the son of Mary,and the brother(adelphos)of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters (adelphoi) here with us?
    FIRST,it is important to note that the Bible does not say that these. "brothers and sisters" of Jesus were children of Mary.
    Second, the word for brother (or sister), adelphos(adelpha) in Greek, denotes a brother or sister, or near Kinsman.Aramaic and other Semetic languages could not distinguish between a blood brother or sister and a cousin of Jesus (the son of Elizabeth,cousin of Mary) would be called "a brother of Jesus." In plural,the word means a community based on identity of origin or life. Additionally,the word adelphos is used for.(1)male children of the same parents(Mt1:2);(2)male descendants of the same parents(Acts7:23);(3)male children of the same mother(Gal1:19);(4)people of the Same nationality(Acts3:17);(5)any man, a neighbor(Lk)10:29);(6)persons united by a common interest(Mt5:47);(7)persons united by a common calling(Rv22:9);(8)mankind(Mt25:40);(9)the disciples (Mt23:8);and(10)believers(Mt23:8).(From vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words,Thomas Nelson,The Publisher.)Lot,for example, is called Abraham's "brother"(Gn14:14),even though,being the son of Haran, Abraham' brother(Gen11:26-28),he was actually Abraham's nephew.Similarly,Jacob is called the "brother" of his uncle Laban(Geb29:15).Kish and Eleazar had were the sons of Mahli.Kish had sons of his own,but Eleazar had no sons,only daughters,who married their "brethren," the sons of Kish.These "brethren" were really their cousins(1Chr23:21-22).

    Exodus13:2,12-Jesus is sometimes referred to as the "first-born"son of Mary.But "first-born" is a common Jewish expressions which only means the first child to open the womb.it has nothing to do with the mother having future children.
    Ez44:2-Ezekiel prophesies that "no man shall pass through the gate by which the Lord entered the world." This is a prophecy of Mary's perpetual virginity.Mary remained a virgin before,during,and after the birth of Jesus.
    We know that God has no mother in eternity, but when God the Son became human,he was born of the Virgin Mary(Mt1:16). So she is his mother in his incarnation.
    Luke 1:43-Elizabeth's use of "Mother of my Lord"(in Hebrew ELIZABETH USED Adonai whic means Lord God) is the equivalent of "Hail Mary,Mother of God" which Catholics,Phil.independent Church. etc. pray in the rosary.The formula is simple:Jesus is a divine person,and this person is God.Mary is Jesus 'mother,so Mary is the mother God.(Mary is not just the Mother of Jesus' human nature-mothers are mother of persons,not natures).

    If Mary is the mother of Jesus, and if Jesus is God,then Mary is the Mother of God.there is no way out of this logical syllogism,the valid form of which has been recognized by classical logicians since before the time of Christ

    There are some anti-Catholics thinker who assert that Mary did not carry God in her womb,but only carried Christ's human nature.their teaching is a reinvention of a heresy from the fifth century known as Nestorianism,which runs aground on a fact that a mother does not merely carry the human nature of her child in her womb.Rather, she carries the person of her Child.women do not give birth to human natures;they give birht to persons.
    Mar 28 2012 @ 08:04am     Reply  
  • Placebo
    kawikaan19:3Ang Kamangmangan ng tao ay sumisira ng kaniyang lakad;At ang kaniyang puso ay nagagalit sa Panginoon
    Mar 18 2012 @ 09:08am     Reply  
  • ALBERTO glory spaceship711
    The resurrection is not a lie.Christ died.Roman soldiers who were experts at execution plunged a spear into Christ's side,and resultant blood and water flowed through the wound.This was recorded in the gospels;however they did not understand the medical connotations as we do today.Jesus could not have survived because his heart was really battered to pieces that fluids flowed out of it.

    Kawiakaan15:2 Ang dila ng pantas ay nagbabaya ng tuos ng kaalaman:Ngunit ang bibig ng mga mangmang ay nagbubugso ng kamangmangan.

    kaw
    Mar 18 2012 @ 09:00am     Reply  
  • ALBERTO glory
    kawikaan 13:17 Ang masamang sugo ay nahuhulog sa kasamaan; Ngunit ang tapat na sugo ay Kagalingan.

    Awit5:6 Iyong lilipulin sila na nangagsasalita ng mga kabulaanan;Kinayayamutan ng Panginoon ang taong mabangis at magdaraya.
    Mar 18 2012 @ 08:51am     Reply  
  • awit ng kambing girlfriend kmkz
    The Appearance to the 500

    The gospels narrate how the chief priests bribed the soldiers to tell stories that the apostles come to steal Jesus' Body in the cave.This story which circulated around Jerusalem did not progress because it did not stop the conversation of thousands during the first preaching of Peter in the Acts of the Apostles.

    The disciple in the gospels narrated their own story before the resurrection.They were greatly discouraged;in fact,two of them were returning to their hometown of Emmaus thinking that Jesus' story had ended.The rest were hiding in a room,afraid of Jesus' enemies,whom they think might arrest them.This was their situation from Good Friday till Easter Sunday.They were a group gripped by fear.Despite Jesus' words before Good Friday that he would die and rise from the dead.nobody among his apostles took him seriously.Nobody remembered his promise of resurrection.

    What made them lose their fears precisely was the resurrection.Though nobody had seen how the Lord rose from the dead,what was important was that they Met him,talked to him,ate with him,and walked with him.instantly,they became a courageous group of people who feared nobody,not even death.The transformation of the apostles was the most important historical proof of the resurrection.

    Paul's first letters to the Corinthians contains the first list of "witness" who had seen the risen Lord;"I handed on to you as of first importance what i also received:that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures;that he appeared to Kephas,then to the twelve.After that,he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once,most of whom are still living though some have fallen sleep.After that he appeared to James,then to the apostles.Last of all,as to one born abnormally,he appeared to me(1cor15:3-8)

    Jesus appearances to the apostles and the 500 disciples were events that led them to proclaim that Jesus is God.The resurrection surprised them;no one among them had the slightest hint that the man whom they accompanied for three years in the Valleys and plains of Palestine was God himself.The resurrection opened their minds and hearts to the fact that God became man,suffered and died,and rose from the dead.
    Mar 18 2012 @ 08:45am     Reply  
  • Alberto Glory fyb
    Veneration of Saints

    The saints and martyrs of the Catholic Church are those who lived the Bible heroically.(Not simply preachers.)By declaring someone as saint,the Church proclaims publicity that they practiced virtues in their life as taught by Jesus and all must try to imitate them.

    In different Christian groups great preachers are considered as most anointed,but the Catholic Church considers those who practice gospel values in their life as most anointed!They are those who interpreted the Bible not only in words,but,in their very life!They are the heroes of the Church.

    In 400 A.D St.Augustine taught that worship is always given to God as it is expressed in the Greek word 'Latria'.But the veneration of saints is considered 'dulia' which means 'honor' that we give to the saints and the angels.

    The Bible says the Saints Are To Be Venerated

    Saints are venerated as they reflect the glory of God.Jn17:20-23"The glory which you have given me, I have given to them."St.Paul says God honors those who are righteous.Rom2:4-11"For he will give every man according to his works.Those who patiently do good works,seek glory and honor to every one who does good".Rom13:1-7 instructs us to "respect to whom respect is due,honor to whom is due."

    Rom5:12 There fore,Just as through one man sin entered the world,and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.

    Rom3:23 For all have sinned and Fall short of the glory of God.

    answer! Gen6:9 Ito ang mgalahi ni Noe,Si Noe ay lalaking matuwid at sakdal noong kapanahunan niya:Si Noe ay lumalakad na kasama ang dios.

    JoB1:1mAY ISANG LALAKI SA LUPAIN NG uZ, NA ANG pangalan ay Job, AT ANG LALAKING yaon ay sakdal at matuwid,at natatakot sa Dios, at humihiwalaw sa kasamaan.

    Mt1:19 At si Jose na kaniyang asawa,palihasay lalaking matuwid, at ayaw na ihayag sa madla ang kaniyang Kapurihan,ay nagpasiyang hiwalayan siya ng lihim.

    Marcos6:20 Sapagkat Natatakot si Herodes kay Juan palibhasy nalalamang siyay lalaking matuwid at Banal

    Lucas1:5-6 Nagkaroon nang mga araw ni Herodes, Hari ng Judea, ng isang saserdoteng ang ngalay Zacarias, sa pulutong ni Abias;at ang naging asawa niya ay isa sa mga anak na babae ni Aaron,
    v6 Ar silay kapuwa matiwid sa harap ng Dios, na Nagsisilakad na walang Kapintasan sa lahat ng mga utos at mga palatuntunan ng Panginoon.

    Gawa9:41 At iniabot ni Pedro sa kaniya ang kaniyang kamay,at siyay itinindig;at tinawag ang mga banal at ang mga babaing bao,at siyay iniharap niyang buhay.
    also gawa10:1-2
    Mar 17 2012 @ 07:37am     Reply  
  • IGNORANCE AND BOGUS LIE
    "Symeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ,to those who have received a faith of equal value of ours through the righteousness of our God and savior Jesus Christ..."2Peter1:1

    HARANGIN NYO PA!POST KO
    Mar 16 2012 @ 08:23am     Reply  
  • IGNORANCE AND BOGUS LIE
    Philippians2:5-8-"Let this mind be in you,which was also in Christ Jesus:who,being in the form of God,thought it is not robbery to be equal with God:But made himself of no reputation,and took upon him the form of a servant,and was made in the likeness of man:And being found in fashion as a man,he humbled himself,and became obidient unto death,even the death of the cross."
    Mar 16 2012 @ 08:19am     Reply  
  • IGNORANCE AND BOGUS LIE
    1JN5:20"And we are in the one who is true,in his Son Jesus Christ.He is the true God and eternal life"
    Romans9:5"Christ came,who is over all,the eternally blessed God,Amen"
    Mar 16 2012 @ 08:12am     Reply  
  • Girlfriend In A coma Happy house
    CONT'
    it becomes the duty and the responsibility of parents to give the children the most urgent thing they have to give -'Grace of God!'
    Jesus commanded that baptism is a necessity for everyone to enter the kingdom of God.(Jn3:5) Jesus answered Nicodemus.Amen,amen,i say to you no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and spirit."Jesus didn't say "except children,"but he said' no one can enter' children should not be banned from entering the kingdom of God as Jesus wished.

    Act2:38-39 says:Peter said to them,"Repent and be baptized,every one of you,in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins;and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.For the promise is made to you and TO YOUR CHILDREN and to all those far off,whomever the Lord our God will call."
    Mar 09 2012 @ 04:43pm     Reply  
  • humanismo
    "How can the Children make an act of faith before receiving baptism?"

    In order to answer this doubt, we should know that 'faith' is Gods gift,not something that we get when we study some doctrines.Here,the Catholic church follows the example of Jesus,who forgave sins because of the faith of others:MK2-2-5:"after they had broken through,they let down the mat on which the paralytic,"Child your sins are forgiven."Jesus healed the paralyzed servant because of the faith of a centurion ,"You may go;as you have believed,let it be done for you."At that very hour his servant was healed.
    MK10"13-16-"Let the children come to me;do not prevent them,for the kingdom of God belong to such as these."Denying baptism to children is simply preventing.them from entering His kingdom.So,
    Mar 09 2012 @ 04:29pm     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    1cor1:18 Sapagkat ang salita ng krus ay Kamangmangan sa kanila na nangapapahamak;ngunit itoy Kapangyarihan ng Dios sa atin na nangangaligtas.
    Gal.6:14 Datapuwat malayo nawa sa akin ang pagmamapuri,maliban na sa Krus ng ating Panginoong Jesuscristo, na sa pamamagitan niyaoy ang sang libutan ay napako sa krus sa ganang akin, at akoy sa sang libutan.

    mga kapatid kailangan nyo ho ba ng pawad..St francis of assissi
    Mar 04 2012 @ 09:14am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Is the Bible the Only Source of Salvation?

    Will the BIBLE ALONE SAVE US?

    It is obvious that before the Bible came, there was first the Church that collected the gospels and the writings of the apostles,decided what is inspired and what is not and these book did not come from the mountains but from the various Christian Communities that were already using and guarding them for their Eucharistic Celebrations and reflection.Some people have the illusion that these books were taken from certain caves, left there by the apostles.But this was not the case;all the books of the New Testament were used among the first Christian communities.they were never buried.


    The "collecting and approving" of the books of the New Testament indicates the Church Teaching authority.What gave the Bible its final form was the work of this teaching authority, which we call "Tradition".

    The inc Dating Daan and all those So-called "Bible Christians" argue that the only basis of faith should be the Bible.copying martin luther formula.The Catholic Church's answer to this:all we need to know in order to be saved is found in the Bible,but the Bible itself cannot stand alone,for it needs the protection and the interpretation of the Church's teaching authority-the Tradition.The Bible alone cannot be a basis of our faith.Above her is the Church whose living Tradition in the persons of the Pope and the bishops continues to teach and guide the faithful.

    This Tradition has given the Church words like"The Trinity","three divine persons,"even the "Bible" itself?these words are not biblical but came out from the church's teaching authority.This Tradition continues that have guided Catholics in their personal and sicail decisions.

    Normal human logic should encourage the INC,DATING DAAN KINGDOM OF QUIBOLOY and other cults and sects to show their gratitude to the Catholic Church,without whom they could not have availed of the Bible.but since they believe in those lies they had invented,we really cannot do anything except to bear with them with much patience,remember that our Lord wants us to forgive and love even those who claim to be our enemies.

    We could see then that the Bible did not pop in midair,but evolved in the first centuries of Church history.The Bible was born in the heart of the Catholic Church,not anywhere else.In chronological birth,the first to come was the Church,and then,the Bible was one of her "product".


    The inc Dating Daan king of quiboloy and other cults and sects have really missed this important point.The good news of salvation was given to a community of believers who were led by the apostles.and whose final product in the first century of Christian history was the Bible.Non-Catholic are using a treasure which is not theirs.Can they at least give the Catholic Church a thank you note?
    Mar 04 2012 @ 08:52am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Roma1:17 Sapagkat ang poot ng dios ay nahahayag mula sa langit laban sa lahat na kasamaan at kalikuan ng mga tao,na mga sinasawta ang katotohanan ng kalikuan
    Mar 04 2012 @ 08:13am     Reply  
  • message in a Bottle Clash of pistols
    laway lang at liquid paper ang puhunan.buhay hari na kami.talo c p-noy sa dami ng body guard.si vernon go nga nakita ko kasama nya ung ank nya walang body guard eh.ung paring italyano walng body guard.bakit ka matatakot kung kakampi mo ung dios.at Holy Spirit.spirit of truth
    Mar 04 2012 @ 08:08am     Reply  
  • message in a Bottle Clash of pistols
    KAW19:3Ang kamang mangan ng tao ay sumisira ng kaniyang lakad;At ang kaniyang puso ay nagagalit laban sa Panginoon
    Mar 04 2012 @ 08:03am     Reply  
  • message in a Bottle Clash of pistols
    Trinity is a Hoax inc teaches TO THEIR MEMBERS.
    The Mormons on the other hand,teach that the Son,the Holy Spirit, and the Father are three separated Gods.person and therefore, are three Separeted Gods. Non- Christian on the other hand,accuses Christianity of paganism because of its teaching on the Trinity.

    The Definition of the Christian God as Trinity

    The word"Trinity" did not come from Jesus.You search the Bible and you will never encounter Jesus defining God as a "Trinity". INC,DATING DAAN MORMONS and other cults and sects that deny this belief use this argument to prove that the Trinity was a mere invention of the Catholic Church.

    A little history will enable us to understand why this word"Trinity" had to come in.It was the key word that settled a problem caused by the Bible.

    The early Christians accepted the existence of the Father the Son, and the Holy Spirit. but since they had no time to study the relationship among the divine persons due to the persecution(they had to flee constantly)'there was no problem for many years.

    But when Constantine issued the edict of Milan that gave Christians the freedom to practice their faith in 313 AD, Christians especially the bishops and priests had more time to read and study the Gospels(they did not spend time hiding from the soldiers). The first thing that intrigued them was the relationship among the three be reconciled with the belief one God?

    If God is love, how can he love when he is all alone?Is there anything wrong If Jesus revealed that God is one in three divine persons?

    The center of divine revelation in the Old Testament is that God is one and the only God of the universe.Yet there were already hints in the Old Testament that this God is one but not alone.
    gn1:26 In his decision to create man,Yahweh spoke in plural,hinting of the life of the Father.the Son,and the Holy Spirit.

    Indeed,If God is love,how can he be alone?Love implies a lover and a person loved.If God is a solitary hermit who lives in eternity.how indeed can he be a God of love?For this reason,Jesus' revelation of the existence of the Son,the Father,and the Holy Spirit deepens further our belief that God is love.

    The Church has existed for nearly 2000yrs and the question being brought out are not original.
    Mar 04 2012 @ 08:01am     Reply  
  • alberto glory
    Only God Can Save Us

    If Jesus a superhuman person as the inc teaches,he will never be able to save us.The best he could do is to teach us but he cannot save us from death,redeem us from our sins and bring us to heaven.That is why, the first truth that a Christian must believe is that Jesus is God,and that as God's Son, he has revealed to us the way to the Father .As Jesus had said,he is the way,the truth,and the life and those who believe in him immediately come into contact with God.

    Manalo Ysagun's superiority to Jesus as the "fourth Angel" REALLY TRANSFORMS THE TEACHINGS OF THE INC INTO A RELIGION WHICH IS NOT Christian.If the member of this sect believe that Ysagun saves them,they should change the name of their group into iglesia ni manalo.This in the end would make sense.

    Philippians3:18 For many walk,as you have for told often,and now tell you even weeping that they are the enmies of the cross of Christ:
    verse19 whose end is destruction,whose God is their belly,and whose glory is in their shame-who set their mind on earthly things.
    2john1:7-8 For many deceivers confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh.This a deciever and an anti-Christ as coming in the flesh.
    OJHN2:22-23 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the christ?He is anti-Christ who denies the Father and the Son.
    Mar 04 2012 @ 07:30am     Reply  
  • mr pogi
    thanks fiipina..lumulugar lang ako sa point ng isang nagmamasid..ako man naipit na rin sa trapik dahil sa prusisiyon sa Quiapo...gusto kong magwala at magmura pero being a catholic di ko ginawa kasi nga that was a part of my faith...ngayon ang nagcause ng trapic ay INC..nagmumura at nagwawala na tayong mga catholic..sabi ng isang INC sa isang blog,,,Katoliko lang daw ba ang may karapatan na mag cause ng trapik?
    Feb 29 2012 @ 01:51pm     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    @ mr. pogi,
    you may have a point there pero sana this serves as a reminder to all of us, that next time we should be considerate.
    Feb 29 2012 @ 01:21pm     Reply  
  • budoy2x
    ang cute naman ng mga organizers nito.. sarap kurotin! ..... at sipain! "Evangelical Mission" my ass! this goddaman activity is clearly politically inclined.. haay naku!
    Feb 29 2012 @ 02:15am     Reply  
  • mr pogi
    kaya nanniwala talaga ako sa ksabihang "huwag mong gawin sa iba ang ayaw mong gawin ng iba sa iyo.." kapag may gatherings tayong mga catholics, hindi ba halos murahin din tayo ng ibang faiths sa katakot-takot na traffic na ating nko-cause? kaya wala tayo sa katwirang sisihin sila..kasiginagawa rin natin ito sa kanila
    Feb 29 2012 @ 02:01am     Reply  
  • mr pogi
    while it is true that they did a lot of damage to us, but that what we also did to them when we hold religious events like the pista ng itim na nazareno and may more others..so,nakakatawa lang..kaniya-kaniyang panahon at araw lang yan ng pambubuwisit..minsan INC minsan Catolics..weather-weather lang yan taaga
    Feb 29 2012 @ 01:56am     Reply  
  • regular juan
    punyetang mga INC yan!!! leche!!! bakit ba weekday ginawa ang punyetang activity nila!!! i have a sick baby and had to endure 4hrs wait/travel time when it should have just been ~45mins commute!! punyetang mga iglesia!!!!! leche~!!!!!
    Feb 29 2012 @ 01:36am     Reply  
  • gracias
    Prayer rally or evangelical mission kahit ano pa yan dapat pinaplano nyo yan para nagiging maayos ng di kayo nakakaperwisyo ng kapwa, siguro naman karamihan sa myembro nyo e may pinag-aralan. 1 hour lang ang byahe ko from my office umabot ako ng 6 hours! Nakakaawa ang ibang walang masakyan naglalakad nagmamakaawa makasakay, nagpipilit kahit puno na mga sasakyan. Ito namang gobyerno naten para lang di sya masabihan na mahilig sa holiday, di man lang ginawang holiday kahit man lang sa mga studyante man lang. Nararamdaman nyo ba ang nararamdaman ng mga ordinaryong tao na bumoto sa inyo?
    Feb 29 2012 @ 12:00am     Reply  
  • Cool
    **i hope they (iglesia ni cristo) think about the others next time...
    Feb 28 2012 @ 09:56pm     Reply  
  • Cool
    iglesia ni cristo is really inconsiderate and plain selfish. yeah, okay, you are having your EVANGELICAL MISSION. what do we f*cking care? you affected millions of people in a very bad way so i don't think anything evangelical was done tonight. i saw how commuters were suffering in search for a ride going home. many were stranded. i hope you inc thinks about the others next time they have events like this. if you really want to do something evangelical then help improve the situation of the country, instead of hogging the roads as if they are all yours. I AM SO ANGRY.
    Feb 28 2012 @ 09:55pm     Reply  
  • Cool
    how long will this event last? will it end tonight? i hope it does. :( i was stuck in traffic a while ago, and missed my first class. on the way to school i wasn't able to ride the bus because inc rented almost all of them. travel time on the way home was doubled, again, because of this event. i don't see the point in holding such events in places where traffic will build up and cause other people trouble. anyone, please answer me, will the inc still be at the quirino grand stand tomorrow? :(
    Feb 28 2012 @ 09:50pm     Reply  
  • simpleng tao
    mga bwisit! nde marunong magisip..sheesh!
    Feb 28 2012 @ 09:03pm     Reply  
  • joanne03
    oh my! patagalan sa kalsada ito! tzz...
    Feb 28 2012 @ 03:25pm     Reply  
  • Dismayed
    Bakit di nalang maghanap ng lugar na di makakaabala sa ibang tao. Dun sa me designated na parking talaga that can accomodate all. Instead of blocking a MAJOR road that affects so many people who really needs it. I think that they are very inconsiderate. I think highly of them but this time I am very dismayed. I believe that no matter what you do you remain aware that your life on earth is temporary and everyone here have as much right to use the same road as you do.
    Feb 28 2012 @ 01:15pm     Reply  
  • ^%$#@^*(
    Lech%ng traffic ito buhol buhol!
    Feb 28 2012 @ 11:05am     Reply  
  • ^%$#@^*(
    Lech*ng traffic ito, buhol-buhol! @#%^&**
    Feb 28 2012 @ 11:05am     Reply  
  • ish
    Correction it's not a "prayer rally" it's an EVANGELICAL MISSION thanks!
    Feb 28 2012 @ 07:56am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Jesuswasablackman
      Correction...it's pure and simple brainwashing by some renegade cult
      Feb 28 2012 @ 10:43am     Reply  
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