January 27, 2022

Is it possible for a biological male, let’s call him Sam, to be a woman on the inside? If so, how can we know? Does maleness and femaleness reduce to mere internal feelings? Is Sam his body or the “inner self” he believes he/she is, in this case, a woman? These questions seem modern but are in fact quite ancient. The roots of the current gender identity phenomenon reside in the ancient world of Gnostic Dualism. In this entry, I… Read more

January 22, 2022

Let us pray for the end of abortion. To end the killing of the most vulnerable and innocent among us. Let us pray that the womb, once the safest human space, becomes so again. January 22nd marks the 49th anniversary of federally legalized abortion in Roe vs. Wade. Its end is near. Thank God! Abortion is evil. Abortion willfully destroys innocent human life in its most vulnerable state—legally. As someone born in 1973, every year of my life marks another… Read more

January 19, 2022

All books written about the historical origin for sola scriptura are works of historical fiction. Allow me to explain why. In A Defense of Sola Scriptura, Norman Geisler and Ralph MacKenzie clearly state the scope of sola scriptura. Sola scriptura means that “all doctrines essential for salvation and living according to the will of God are sufficiently clear” in the scriptures. They also claim that the scripture has “perspicuity” or a precise clarity apart from any tradition. It is not vague or difficult… Read more

January 17, 2022

Catholics (and all Christians) should rest assured that God has no issue whatsoever with masculine nouns and pronouns, in fact He intended it that way. He wants us to cry out to Him, “Abba, Father! Read more

January 11, 2022

Our youth are at a crossroads, or “intersectionality” of sorts. They are taught by highly educated people (their intellectual betters) that their lives have no ultimate purpose. They are the byproducts of a cosmic accident. Their efforts, relationships, loves, momentary distractions, will ultimately be for nothing. Matter and everything spins towards the ultimate heat death of the universe. Is it any wonder the youth in the West experience identity crisis? They hunger for meaning and purpose. Can the Church give… Read more

January 10, 2022

What is a student of Christ the Teacher? In my previous entry, I addressed Dr. Steve Nemes’ claim that Jesus’ rebuke of the Scribes and Pharisees for their adherence and reliance on “tradition” over that of the Word of God and the “Teacher.” I demonstrated that Dr. Nemes misinterprets Matthew 23:8-10 and that Jesus was not condemning the Scribes and Pharisees’ teaching authority (He endorses it in Matthew 23:1), but rather, their hypocrisy. For this entry, let us assume Dr…. Read more

January 8, 2022

How should a Christian view Jesus the Teacher? Dr. Steven Nemes posted a video to his channel on why one should remain Protestant. He refers to, and relies heavily upon, a particular reading of Matthew 23, in which he claims Jesus teaches against the “traditionalism” of the Scribes and Pharisees, and how this stands as a warning to all Christians. Jesus the Teacher According to Dr. Nemes, Christ says he alone is the Teacher and all Christians are only students and… Read more

January 6, 2022

The Catholic Church is not against women priests. The Church is not for men priests. The Catholic Church is for Jesus and follows His prerogative on the priesthood. Jesus set the standard on Church leadership when He chose His disciples, the eventual Apostles. These same Apostles then appointed their successors, and their successors appointed their successors, and so on… Simply put, the Church lacks the authoritative prerogative to overrule the second person of the divine Trinity. In this post, I… Read more

January 2, 2022

The New Testament (NT) was not an historical inevitability. At best, the NT was a product of God’s passive will, not His active will.  If one takes an infinitesimal amount of time to evaluate the historical record, this truth becomes crystal clear. In this post, I posit that, contrary to the current assumption that sees the NT as an historically inevitability, it was in fact not. On the contrary, the historical record shows the NT a byproduct of opportunity born… Read more

December 23, 2021

The Church has always taught the necessity of the baptized to confession sin. The practice’s form differs over time, but the truth remains the same. The sinner must confess their sins for forgiveness. To remain in unconfessed sin puts salvation in jeopardy. In the Lord Prayer Jesus states, “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matthew 6:12). Martin Luther on Confession The Protestant reformer Martin Luther viewed confession of sin an “exercises of men” and… Read more

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