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CATHOLIC GROSS PEDOPHILIA SCANDAL IN CHILE LIKE SODOM

CATHOLIC GROSS PEDOPHILIA SCANDAL IN CHILE LIKE SODOM

“They dress my people’s wound, but on the surface only, with their saying, ”’All is well.’ All well? Nothing is well. They ought to be ashamed because they have practiced abominations with no sense of shame.” (Jeremiah 8:11,12 REB)

In January 2018 the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) dealt lightly with the gross priestly sex scandal in Chile. Now, with even more expose’, the chickens are coming home to roost in that all 34 RCC bishops in Chile have offered to resign.

“Hear what Yahweh says, you rulers of Sodom; listen to what our God teaches, you people of Gomorrah.” (Isaiah 1:9 NJB) read more

SEXUAL PREDITOR PRIEST ONLY TOLD TO DO BETTER AND PRAY

SEXUAL PREDITOR PRIEST ONLY TOLD TO DO BETTER AND PRAY

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the Lord.” (Jer 8:11,12)

The following article well illustrates how lightly the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) has historically treated sexual molesting priests and other higher-ups in the RCC.  This problem is nothing new. It likely goes back hundreds of years, if not all the way back to the beginning of the church. Why? read more

VATICAN ADMITS GUILT NOW IN CHILE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

VATICAN ADMITS GUILT NOW IN CHILE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

“She defiled herself with immorality and gave no thought to her future. Now she lies in the gutter with no one to lift her out.” (Lamentations 1:9 NLT)

How would you feel if your child had been sexually abused by a trusted member of the clergy, and when you found out and then brought the pedophilia to the attention of the higher-ups in the church, they pooh-poohed what you reported, claiming it never happened, and that you were the real problem, calling you a liar and a troublemaker? What if, instead, you were actually the abuse victim yourself, in the above scenario? What if you were called such a lying trouble-maker by the highest-ranking person in the church? read more

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH PEDOPHILIA SCANDAL ON GUAM

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH PEDOPHILIA SCANDAL ON GUAM

Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.” (1 John 2:4)

The recent sexual abuse scandal involving the now disgraced Archbishop Anthony Apuron highlights once again the greatly entrenched long-term problem the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) both caused essentially and covered up! Why has this problem been so pervasive and persistent?

And these also stagger from wine and reel from beer: Priests and prophets stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions, they stumble when rendering decisions. All the tables are covered with vomit and there is not a spot without filth.” (Isa 28:7,8) read more

HOW SHOULD WE VIEW MONEY?

HOW SHOULD WE VIEW MONEY?

“Wisdom is a shelter the same as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.” (Eccl 7:12 NIV) Money certainly has some value. It is a protection, to an extent, and a gift from God also, in a way. Proper use of knowledge and wisdom is even more valuable, however. The folk saying ‘A fool and his money are soon parted’ certainly backs up this Bible proverb.

We need a balanced view of money. “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.” (Pr 30:8-9) Both wealth and poverty have their potential pitfalls. A person is usually much better off to be somewhere in the middle. The problem with always desiring more? “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income, this too is meaningless.” (Eccl 5:10 NIV) Such a person is never satisfied. The greater a person’s desire for money, the worse it gets. “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (1 Tim 6:10 NIV) Even a rich person without an inordinate desire for more money usually has problems that “come with the territory,” so to speak. “The sleep of the laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.” (Eccl 5:12 NIV) A rich person has a lot of material things to think and worry about, unlike the average person who doesn’t have so much to worry about. read more

RABBI MISREPRESENTS BIBLE ON ABORTION

RABBI MISREPRESENTS BIBLE ON ABORTION

The purpose of this article, and indeed this website, is not to get involved in any partisan politics, but to advocate for God’s Word, the Bible. As the late Billy Graham said late in life, he wished he’d stayed out of politics. Yet, the Bible is very “useful for . . . correction” (2 Tim 3:16 NIV).

In an opinion column in the Tallahassee Democrat on March 6, 2018, Rabbi Jack Romberg says that “Jewish tradition . . . considers a fetus a life, but not equivalent to a fully formed human life”. That may be true about Jewish tradition. He should know, being a Rabbi. But, he unfortunately goes on to make a false statement about the Bible. He claims “This is based on Exodus 21:22 through 25, which makes clear the loss of a fetus by human misconduct is not punished the same way as murder”. Since the Rabbi probably uses the TANAKH, which is a Jewish translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, or Old Testament, let’s quote these verses from there: read more

HOW DO WE KNOW MARK ENDS AT 16:8, AND NOT 16:20?

HOW DO WE KNOW MARK ENDS AT 16:8, AND NOT 16:20?

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Modern day snake handlers derive their practice from Mark 16:17-18

How do we know Mark 16 ends at verse 8 and not 20? The two best available Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus do not have either the usual 12 verse ending or the shorter ending. Neither does manuscript 304, the Sinaitic Old Syriac, some manuscripts of the Sahadic Coptic version, manuscripts of the Armenian translation, and some versions of the Georgian translation. It is significant that it does not appear in any manuscript prior to the fifth century. This passage is included in a number of other, later manuscripts, but with critical marks such as asterisks or obeli (marks to indicate that a passage is spurious, doubtful or corrupt), which tell us that the scribe knew of the questionable nature of these verses. The shorter ending is found in some less important manuscripts. In some other manuscripts, this shorter ending is combined with the longer ending. Codex W, an important early Greek manuscript, adds an entire paragraph between verses 14 and 15. All of this together is strong proof that Mark 16:9-20 was not originally part of Mark’s Gospel. Bible scholar and translator Jerome, around 400 CE, said “Almost all the Greek codices (are) without this passage”. read more

LEARN ONE THING FROM BILLY GRAHAM’S LIFE CONFESSION

LEARN ONE THING FROM BILLY GRAHAM’S LIFE CONFESSION

Prominent preacher Billy Graham confessed his major life regret in an interview some years back. You would think that anyone who had personally known and associated with so many prominent people for so long, including 12 U.S. Presidents, would be proud of such hobnobbing with the political “stars” of the world. But guess what he confessed?

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Evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

“If I had to do it over again, I would avoid any semblance of involvement in partisan politics.”

“An evangelist is called to do one thing, and one thing only: to proclaim the Gospel.” read more

WHY AVOID THE WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY STORY? (John 7:53-8:11)

WHY AVOID THE WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY STORY? (John 7:53-8:11)

The phrase “Let him who has no sin cast the first stone” (paraphrased from John 8:7 KJV), has become entrenched everyday speech and in popular culture. The vast majority of Christians, including Pastors, do not know, are totally unaware in fact, that the account of the woman caught in adultery in John 7:53-8:11 was not part of the original Bible! People just “know” that Jesus really said these words, since they’ve heard it all of their lives, and sermonized in churches. The phrase at John 8:7 is often used to let others know not to take sin too seriously, and not to “judge” others. It is often quoted by those who want to excuse their own sin. read more

WHO IS THE ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND GOD?

WHO IS THE ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND GOD?

Christian denominations have differing views on the mediator between them and God. For example, Catholics teach that Christians must go through their priesthood to have a relationship with God. Others teach that one can only have a relationship with God through their particular denomination, or church. Some have even thought, or taught that a relationship with God was only possible through one particular pastor.

This idea was developed with the group today known as Jehovah’s Witnesses starting in the 1890’s around their Founder, Pastor C. T. Russell. He became known among them as “the faithful and wise servant” (Mt 24:45 KJV), “the one that God was using to give true spiritual food to mankind.” read more

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