• Shouldn’t kids wait till they are 18 to get baptized?

    Does a baby need to understand what a vaccination is to reap the benefits? Baptism washes away original Sin. It is a spiritual vaccination
    Does a baby need to understand what a vaccination is to reap the benefits? Baptism washes away original Sin. It is a spiritual vaccination
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 56 mins ago
  • Should I kill myself?

    "I am utterly spent and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart. Lord, all my longing is known to Thee" Psalm 38:8-9 You may find it surprising but some of the saints did suffer from periods of depression and melancholy. St. Flora of Beaulieu, after a normal childhood, refused to cooperate with her parents’ attempts to find her... show more
    "I am utterly spent and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart. Lord, all my longing is known to Thee" Psalm 38:8-9 You may find it surprising but some of the saints did suffer from periods of depression and melancholy. St. Flora of Beaulieu, after a normal childhood, refused to cooperate with her parents’ attempts to find her a husband; instead, she announced that she was dedicating herself to God and entered a convent. This, however — even though it was her calling — precipitated an intense and prolonged period of depression St. Augustine rose above the shackles of anger and depression through prayer, sacrifice, and work. The key thing with the saints is that it was a period, it was a trial, they got through it. They did not give up. The saints turned to God in their downtimes." My advice would be not to kill yourself. That will not make you a saint. Follow the path of the saints. https://catholicexchange.com/saints-and-...
    12 answers · Mental Health · 13 hours ago
  • Did the flood of Noah's day really happen and is there proof?

    Noah's flood is not a dogma of the Christian faith. In other words, belief in a literal global flood is not necessary for salvation. Anything that is a dogma you have to believe was a literal historical event. LIke for example the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a dogma. You have to believe Jesus physically rose from the dead, it was a... show more
    Noah's flood is not a dogma of the Christian faith. In other words, belief in a literal global flood is not necessary for salvation. Anything that is a dogma you have to believe was a literal historical event. LIke for example the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a dogma. You have to believe Jesus physically rose from the dead, it was a historical event, and your salvation depends on whether or not you believe it. Noah's flood never became a dogma because probably 1. it was not a historical event. 2. it doesn't matter if there was a flood because it means nothing for your salvation. The bottom line I wouldn't spend a lot of time on it, I would focus on the New Testament. Fundamentalists get all wrapped up in Noah's flood science but it is not doing anything for their salvation.
    35 answers · Jokes & Riddles · 13 hours ago
  • 300 Roman Catholic priests raped more 1,000 children over a period of 70 years. What can be done about Christianity's pedophile problem?

    300 priests were 'accused', that's what the report says. An accusation is not the same thing as guilt. There was a guy that got out of prison a few years ago, he started accusing priests of rape, they found out he was lying. I'm just saying the devil is at work here. . The devil hates priests. I'm sure some priests did some bad... show more
    300 priests were 'accused', that's what the report says. An accusation is not the same thing as guilt. There was a guy that got out of prison a few years ago, he started accusing priests of rape, they found out he was lying. I'm just saying the devil is at work here. . The devil hates priests. I'm sure some priests did some bad things, but that's what the devil can do, he turns a tiny bad deed into a hurricane. If you are gullible enough to take every news story "hook, line, and sinker' your soul is going to be in a lot of danger
    15 answers · Law & Ethics · 23 hours ago
  • Was there a corresponding "Reformation" among Orthodox churches like there was the Catholic Church? How did they deal with heresy?

    Best answer: The Orthodox have split into different factions because of theological disagreements. The Oriental Orthodox aren't even in communion with the Eastern Orthodox. The Orthodox, for the first time in their history, last year attempted to have a "Great Council" inviting all the bishops of Orthodox churches in the world. People... show more
    Best answer: The Orthodox have split into different factions because of theological disagreements. The Oriental Orthodox aren't even in communion with the Eastern Orthodox. The Orthodox, for the first time in their history, last year attempted to have a "Great Council" inviting all the bishops of Orthodox churches in the world. People refused to show up because of disagreements and grudges. The Orthodox were started in 1054 and have never fully gotten along, in fact their schisms have gotten a lot worse.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Christians: If God commanded you to kill an atheist (and you 100 percent KNEW the command was from God) would you disobey God & risk Hell?

    If God wanted to kill an atheist he could have them die in an auto accident, or a tree fall on them. God doesn't have to get Christians involved to kill an atheist.
    If God wanted to kill an atheist he could have them die in an auto accident, or a tree fall on them. God doesn't have to get Christians involved to kill an atheist.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Can all the people who died prior to the birth of Jesus be forgiven? How? Aren't all those people dead? How can they "accept Jesus"?

    Jesus descended into hell during the 3 days in the tomb. This answers your question because: "Jesus descended into hell to free the just people who had gone before him As the teaching of the church puts it, “The descent into hell brings the Gospel message of salvation to complete fulfillment. The spread of Christ’s redemptive work to all men... show more
    Jesus descended into hell during the 3 days in the tomb. This answers your question because: "Jesus descended into hell to free the just people who had gone before him As the teaching of the church puts it, “The descent into hell brings the Gospel message of salvation to complete fulfillment. The spread of Christ’s redemptive work to all men of all times and all places” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/colum...
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Are pagans involved with the devil or demons?

    "Pagan" originally meant something like “country dweller”, “rustic”, or even “hick”. That’s because Christianity did not spread among the Hee Haw-watchers of antiquity, but among the city dwellers and urban folk. The very last people to receive the Christian Faith were the rural folk who clung to the worship of the old gods and the customs... show more
    "Pagan" originally meant something like “country dweller”, “rustic”, or even “hick”. That’s because Christianity did not spread among the Hee Haw-watchers of antiquity, but among the city dwellers and urban folk. The very last people to receive the Christian Faith were the rural folk who clung to the worship of the old gods and the customs of their ancestors long after Christianity. However, because the country folk were devoted to the various gods of the Gentiles, “pagan” came to mean something else: a worshipper of non-Christian deities. And as those deities receded into the past and became conflated with the demons of both revelation and of the medieval imagination, “pagan” came to take on a much darker significance. Post-Christian paganism is, first and foremost, a search for an escape from God." https://catholicexchange.com/what-is-a-p...
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • What is the history of christianity through out the world?

    Jesus founded the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church put together the bible, etc. Then about the year 1517 a group of men including Martin Luther thought they knew more than the Pope and the church Jesus founded and started Protestantism which has since then split into 20,000+ denominations all claiming to know what the bible means (which is... show more
    Jesus founded the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church put together the bible, etc. Then about the year 1517 a group of men including Martin Luther thought they knew more than the Pope and the church Jesus founded and started Protestantism which has since then split into 20,000+ denominations all claiming to know what the bible means (which is ironic because the new testament is a collection of Catholic writings)
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Catholics ! Do you know what is under the Vatican ?

    The Vatican was built on the very site where the Circus of Nero was. The Circus of Nero is where Chrsitians were fled to Lions, crucified, etc, under the Emperor Nero. A couple of hundred years later when Christians were not being persecuted openly by the government they chose that site to be their headquarters, which would become the Vatican, in... show more
    The Vatican was built on the very site where the Circus of Nero was. The Circus of Nero is where Chrsitians were fled to Lions, crucified, etc, under the Emperor Nero. A couple of hundred years later when Christians were not being persecuted openly by the government they chose that site to be their headquarters, which would become the Vatican, in remembrance of all of the early martyrs. Saint Peter and Saint Paul both died in the Circus of Nero are entombed nearby. In fact, Peter's bones are under the altar at Saint Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican (hence the name St. Peter's Cathedral) Since Peter and Paul are buried nearby it is a tradition to bury every Pope there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circus_of_...
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • What was Pope Francis trying to do and say when he recently acted to change the catechism's wording on the death penalty? "Inadmissible"?

    Pope John Paul II wrote the entire Catechism himself. Of course a Pope can add a few words if they want to. Pope's clarify on doctrine, you can see this in the bible with Peter at the council of Jerusalem: Commenting on Acts 15:17 "And after there had been much debate, Peter rose and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the... show more
    Pope John Paul II wrote the entire Catechism himself. Of course a Pope can add a few words if they want to. Pope's clarify on doctrine, you can see this in the bible with Peter at the council of Jerusalem: Commenting on Acts 15:17 "And after there had been much debate, Peter rose and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the early days God made choice among you, that by my mouth, the Gentiles should hear the word of the Gospel and believe." Here after much discussion and debate, Peter stands up and speaks. After he speaks, the council falls silent, indicating that his authority is recognized; Peter has spoken. The issue of the Gentiles regarding circumcision and the Mosaic law were settled by Peter. This first Church council held in Jerusalem was the occasion of the first Pope exercising his authority. Jesus left Peter in charge of the Church on earth." http://www.askacatholic.com/_WebPostings...
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • "shroud believers", when u say that it tested as a match to jebis's DNA, ...... What exactly did u compare it to.....¿.....?....¿...?

    I've never heard someone claim "it matched Jesus' DNA". However we do know the blood type on the Shroud of Turin is AB, which is the rarest of the blood types. Other Eucharist miracles have been shown to be AB blood types as well. So I think a rational mind if miracles with blood, etc, keep coming back AB, which is a rare blood... show more
    I've never heard someone claim "it matched Jesus' DNA". However we do know the blood type on the Shroud of Turin is AB, which is the rarest of the blood types. Other Eucharist miracles have been shown to be AB blood types as well. So I think a rational mind if miracles with blood, etc, keep coming back AB, which is a rare blood type, there is a pretty strong correlation. Obviously if a bleeding host came back A blood type and the Shroud of Turin was an AB then we would know they couldn't both be Jesus but that has not been the case http://www.dailycatholic.org/issue/05Feb...
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • To Christians who say Jesus is God, is it true that the "body" of Jesus (the fleshy & bony bits etc) is NOT God?

    That is known as the Nestorian heresy/controversy. There was a guy named Nestorius who said Jesus was half man/half God (kind of like Hercules). His beliefs were ruled incompatible with Chrisitanity. Christians have to believe Jesus was both fully man/fully God. That means His flesh was/is God, you can't separate the... show more
    That is known as the Nestorian heresy/controversy. There was a guy named Nestorius who said Jesus was half man/half God (kind of like Hercules). His beliefs were ruled incompatible with Chrisitanity. Christians have to believe Jesus was both fully man/fully God. That means His flesh was/is God, you can't separate the two. https://www.theopedia.com/nestorianism
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Where did Catholic and Orthodox come from? If peter is the first Pope why was he married? Did the apostles dress in white robe or crown?

    Saint Peter, the first Pope, was a widower. Meaning his wife died before he became an apostle. The same rules apply for Catholics even today. For example I am married but if my wife passed away I could become a priest and potentially even the Pope. Technically a Pope could have biological children. Celibacy is not the same thing as... show more
    Saint Peter, the first Pope, was a widower. Meaning his wife died before he became an apostle. The same rules apply for Catholics even today. For example I am married but if my wife passed away I could become a priest and potentially even the Pope. Technically a Pope could have biological children. Celibacy is not the same thing as virginity. The rules that applied to Saint Peter still apply today in the Catholic Church
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • How did the Rosary help Christians win the battle of Lepanto?

    One can know the Catholic Church is the one true faith by faithfully reciting the rosary with care (always wanted to say that)
    One can know the Catholic Church is the one true faith by faithfully reciting the rosary with care (always wanted to say that)
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Guys can u help me explain this passege in bible in a simple way. I cannot explain this because im not fluent in bible?

    Matthew [18:3] Become like children: the child is held up as a model for the disciples not because of any supposed innocence of children but because of their complete dependence on, and trust in, their parents. So must the disciples be, in respect to God http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/18
    Matthew [18:3] Become like children: the child is held up as a model for the disciples not because of any supposed innocence of children but because of their complete dependence on, and trust in, their parents. So must the disciples be, in respect to God http://www.usccb.org/bible/matthew/18
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Christians: If someone pointed a gun to your head and asked to to reject Christ or die, what would you do?

    Would you stop believing in the moon if someone put a gun to your head? No. Once you believe it can't be reversed.
    Would you stop believing in the moon if someone put a gun to your head? No. Once you believe it can't be reversed.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • How do more liberal Christians reconcile the theory of evolution, which excludes a literal Adam from which we all descend, with the Bible?

    Catholics have to believe in a literal Adam & Eve. The Catholic Catechism states, "The account of the fall in Genesis 3 uses figurative language, but affirms a primeval event, a deed that took place at the beginning of the history of man. Revelation gives us the certainty of faith that the whole of human history is marked by the original... show more
    Catholics have to believe in a literal Adam & Eve. The Catholic Catechism states, "The account of the fall in Genesis 3 uses figurative language, but affirms a primeval event, a deed that took place at the beginning of the history of man. Revelation gives us the certainty of faith that the whole of human history is marked by the original fault freely committed by our first parents" (CCC 390). Concerning biological evolution, the Church does not have an official position on whether various life forms developed over the course of time. However, it says that, if they did develop, then they did so under the impetus and guidance of God, and their ultimate creation must be ascribed to him." So if there was evolution the process was completely guided by God that led to the first two human beings (Adam and Eve). But there's no doubt original Sin was caused by Adam and Eve (whether there was evolution or not) https://www.catholic.com/tract/adam-eve-...
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • People die every day. Old, young, by illness or by accident. New people are born every day. The cycle continues. Question: WHY?

    Best answer: This life is a test to figure out where you will go after you die: to heaven or hell "God has already determined the year, the month, the day, the hour, and the moment when I and you shall leave this earth and go into eternity; but this time is unknown to us. To exhort us to be always prepared, Jesus Christ tells us that death... show more
    Best answer: This life is a test to figure out where you will go after you die: to heaven or hell "God has already determined the year, the month, the day, the hour, and the moment when I and you shall leave this earth and go into eternity; but this time is unknown to us. To exhort us to be always prepared, Jesus Christ tells us that death shall come, unawares, and like a thief in the night. ”The day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2). He now tells us to be always vigilant; because, when we least expect him, he will come to judge us. “At what hour you think not, the Son of Man will come” (Luke 12:40). The devil wants to tempt you to keep you thinking "you have one more year, one more month", to turn away from your sins. There's always more time", says the devil. But Jesus says he will come like a thief in the night.Jesus said he can come at any time, your death can come at any time. When we enter death we will face the master of the house. If we did not repent, then we will turn forever away from God. https://catholicexchange.com/uncertainty...
    28 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Do you believe in the law of Attraction or the Secret?

    No, it is New Age/Occult. A Christian cannot believe in that. "The Power of Positive Thinking is riddled with New Age-inspired gimmicks such as the use of imagery and repetitious phrases that are a form of auto-hypnosis. If you train yourself to think a certain way, certain things will happen. In other words, if the mind can conceive it, a... show more
    No, it is New Age/Occult. A Christian cannot believe in that. "The Power of Positive Thinking is riddled with New Age-inspired gimmicks such as the use of imagery and repetitious phrases that are a form of auto-hypnosis. If you train yourself to think a certain way, certain things will happen. In other words, if the mind can conceive it, a person can achieve it – which is precisely what the New Thought movement of the 19th century was all about. There’s nothing wrong with training yourself to think positively, but when you believe your thoughts can actually change reality, then you’ve crossed the line and are now making the mind into a god" http://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=4764...
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago