I find it hard to believe that another year is rapidly coming to an end. Nevertheless, here we are on the doorstep of 2020. When I was young I couldn't even imagine it, it was only a year that I heard featured in the Terminator movies. This year has been one that has been amazing.... Continue Reading →
Merry Christmas everyone. As we celebrate the birth of Christ is imperative to understand who exactly he is. In this brief episode I look at scripture to uncover who he is and what his mission was/is. Have a great week. https://youtu.be/lx4js4uvofw
Understanding the Old Testament is essential in understanding the New. Too often the Christians of today neglect the Old Testament. It is seen as a book of laws that do not really apply because Christ established the new covenant. Coogan states “The writings that counted as scripture for the New Testament writers are those they... Continue Reading →
The title of this article is “Did Jesus Claim to be God?” It is a question that is asked very often and it is important to have a proper defense (i.e. apologetic) to respond to this crucial question. It is vital because if Jesus is not God in the flesh then you and I as... Continue Reading →
In sacred scripture, we read that man was created he had a perfect relationship with God. Man is the pinnacle of creation. God gave man everything. In return the Lord asked man not to each of one tree in the garden. Man did not listen, rebelled, and had to face the consequences of sin for... Continue Reading →
It is a busy time for us, but it is also a busy time for the church. Our priests work very hard and should be included in our Christmas plans.
The Council of Chalcedon took place a mere twenty years after the Council of Ephesus. Its impact on Christology and doctrine is one that cannot be understated. The council came about because of a new teaching on the nature of Christ by a monk by the name of Eutyches. To summarize his view, he taught that Christ had two natures, but after they were united they were only one. He was an opponent of Nestorius, and his way of describing the nature of Christ was damaging. This way of putting it seems to destroy both the humanity and the divinity of Christ. Sadly, this is not far from the belief of many Christians today.
Chalcedon affirmed that the natures of Christ do not change, and in doing so they avoided Nestorianism. However, the story of the council started before that with the afore mentioned story of the monk Eutyches. Upon…
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This is the time of year when most of us read or hear the genealogy of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is full of words that are hard to pronounce, and at its surface seems like a tedious task with little meaning. Today’s verse shows us that is far from the truth.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mi62s-cba1dc This week's program is my appearance Gary Michuta's radio program titled "Hands on Apologetics" on Virgin Most Powerful Radio. We discuss a few passages from the early church fathers and how they point to Catholic doctrine. These quotes include authority, apostolic succession, and the eucharist. To learn more about Gary's work visit handsonapologetics.com.