• When is it too late to accept Jesus Christ as savior?

    Best answer: The moment of death. Last minute conversions are pretty rare and pretty dangerous to try. Most of the time your actions throughout life have all but sealed your final destination, but the mercy of God can act on someone that has sincere true repentance in the last minutes of their life (although pretty improbable). Not something you... show more
    Best answer: The moment of death. Last minute conversions are pretty rare and pretty dangerous to try. Most of the time your actions throughout life have all but sealed your final destination, but the mercy of God can act on someone that has sincere true repentance in the last minutes of their life (although pretty improbable). Not something you want to take a risk on. It's more Hollywood based than reality based that the old uncle who lived an extremely sinful life magically changes on his death bed. Sounds like a good movie, not a likelihood in reality.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • What exactly is the Angelic Pslamter of the Blessed Virgin Mary?

    Best answer: What is the Angelic Psalter? Psalter means psalms, it is another word for the book of Psalms. . There are 150 psalms that were commonly recited as a devotion daily by many monks. And the Hail Mary prayer back then was referenced as the Angelic Salutation, as the words. "Hail Mary" was the greeting said by the angel Gabriel.... show more
    Best answer: What is the Angelic Psalter? Psalter means psalms, it is another word for the book of Psalms. . There are 150 psalms that were commonly recited as a devotion daily by many monks. And the Hail Mary prayer back then was referenced as the Angelic Salutation, as the words. "Hail Mary" was the greeting said by the angel Gabriel. And so, the Angelic Psalter is the 150 Hail Mary prayers that made up the Rosary, complete with the meditations of Christ." https://illustratedprayer.com/2018/07/09...
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Is it a sin to be in poverty?

    Best answer: No, Christians can actually choose voluntary poverty (choose to be poor as a lifestyle choice) It's considered a virtue in the Christian faith "Voluntary poverty as a virtue for ordinary Christians to practice certainly contradicts our national ethos. Think about that rich fool in the parable of Jesus. Isn’t that guy living... show more
    Best answer: No, Christians can actually choose voluntary poverty (choose to be poor as a lifestyle choice) It's considered a virtue in the Christian faith "Voluntary poverty as a virtue for ordinary Christians to practice certainly contradicts our national ethos. Think about that rich fool in the parable of Jesus. Isn’t that guy living the life most Americans seem to want? Wouldn’t many of us call that the American Dream? I suspect America as a whole would want to install the "rich young man" as a CEO or put him on the cover of a magazine or elect him to high political office. Contrary to the admonition of Jesus, we do tend to define a successful life by the abundance of our possessions." Voluntary poverty can help us "give up all our possessions and follow Him."
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • My sister is a really horrible human being all around. How do I avoid judging her?

    Best answer: Jesus actually instructed his disciples to judge. "Go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone." Matt 18:15 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment" (John 7:24). Also "Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? (Cor 6:2) "There is one verse that is often taken out... show more
    Best answer: Jesus actually instructed his disciples to judge. "Go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone." Matt 18:15 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment" (John 7:24). Also "Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? (Cor 6:2) "There is one verse that is often taken out context Jesus says do not judge lest te be judged". Jesus here is speaking of judgment as condemnation or eternal damnation. Such judgment is reserved to him alone. so in other words don't tell people they are going to hell because decision is God's alone. However Christians can and often should judge the actions of others." https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-...
    22 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • Jesus was Jewish, and he preached Judaism, so why are Christians not Jewish?

    Best answer: The Jewish religion teaches once the messiah (mesiach) arrives, their religion ends. The Jews today even believe that. They believe once their messiah comes he will radically change the world, the Jewish religion will no longer be necessary. So if you believe Jesus is the messiah you believe the Jewish religion ended. And Jesus was the... show more
    Best answer: The Jewish religion teaches once the messiah (mesiach) arrives, their religion ends. The Jews today even believe that. They believe once their messiah comes he will radically change the world, the Jewish religion will no longer be necessary. So if you believe Jesus is the messiah you believe the Jewish religion ended. And Jesus was the messiah. The entire Jewish religion is a build up to the messiah. In movie terms you could call it a prequel. The Jewish religion existed to prepare the world for the messiah, that was its whole function.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • How would Christianity look today if Martin Luther would have accepted Pope's offer (Exsurge Domini) to come back into the church?

    Best answer: Luthicfer didn't want reconciliation, he wanted a divorce. And he was deadest on his goal to start the protestant religion
    Best answer: Luthicfer didn't want reconciliation, he wanted a divorce. And he was deadest on his goal to start the protestant religion
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • Atheists & Christians- What is the cause of evil? And are people born evil or are they made evil?

    Best answer: "Human persons engage in a kind of self-making whenever they make choices. The reason is that we are what we will. Nothing is more intimately our own than our character, which is determined by nothing other than our free and self-determined choices. And since evil is a privation, a kind of non-being or nothingness, the more one... show more
    Best answer: "Human persons engage in a kind of self-making whenever they make choices. The reason is that we are what we will. Nothing is more intimately our own than our character, which is determined by nothing other than our free and self-determined choices. And since evil is a privation, a kind of non-being or nothingness, the more one makes morally evil choices, the "less" one becomes. In other words,choosing moral evil, such as treating another or others as a means to an end, brings about a shrinkage, a lessening of the self. Each evil action makes you more evil. If perpetuated and unrepented, such de-creation leads to a kind of self-loathing" https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/cul...
    27 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • What is the history of christianity through out the world?

    Best answer: 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... show more
    Best answer: 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)
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Historically, what is the reason for the disdain of jews?

    Best answer: Jews invented usury (loaning money at an interest rate) In Christian and Muslim kingdoms it was a considered a sin to charge someone interest. Catholic Church still considers it a sin to this day. So in other words if you lent someone one hundred dollars you could only collect 100 dollars back. In Christian Europe when it was a theocracy... show more
    Best answer: Jews invented usury (loaning money at an interest rate) In Christian and Muslim kingdoms it was a considered a sin to charge someone interest. Catholic Church still considers it a sin to this day. So in other words if you lent someone one hundred dollars you could only collect 100 dollars back. In Christian Europe when it was a theocracy you could actually go to jail for charging interest. In the Middle Ages some Jews started the usury, they preyed on small farmers and the became rich that way. Again I'm not saying it was all Jews, but there was a reason people distrusted Jews. This went on for decades and since Jews got rich with usury a lot of them got into powerful businesses, etc. Again any discrimination against the jewish people is wrong, but you can look up usury, it is traced back to the Jews. The whole usury thing caused a lot of anger that went on for several centuries.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago
  • A question on Catholicism see details?

    Best answer: Pharisees follow laws. If you have an interior conversion you don't have to "follow laws", it's just who you are. That's what Jesus was saying you have to wash the inside of the cup, not just the outside. There can be a guy walking around who never committed a crime, does that mean he is a nice person? Not... show more
    Best answer: Pharisees follow laws. If you have an interior conversion you don't have to "follow laws", it's just who you are. That's what Jesus was saying you have to wash the inside of the cup, not just the outside. There can be a guy walking around who never committed a crime, does that mean he is a nice person? Not necessarily at all. There are tons of evil people who follow laws.
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago
  • Has God made sports not fun anymore in order to teach me it's idolotry?

    Best answer: It is sign you are growing in holiness when you can recognize and turn away from idols. Sports is probably the biggest idol in the world today.
    Best answer: It is sign you are growing in holiness when you can recognize and turn away from idols. Sports is probably the biggest idol in the world today.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • What was the last temptation you had as a Christian?

    Best answer: Saint Padre Pio said the devil once made him have a dream about 4 naked women dancing. So temptations happens even to saints, the key is you try to control your mind and not think about it long. But it's impossible for a human being to never be tempted. The goal of Satan is to get you to commit that sin.
    Best answer: Saint Padre Pio said the devil once made him have a dream about 4 naked women dancing. So temptations happens even to saints, the key is you try to control your mind and not think about it long. But it's impossible for a human being to never be tempted. The goal of Satan is to get you to commit that sin.
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Do you think that media is covering is the sexual abuses in the Catholic church because they hate the Catholic church?

    Best answer: Definitely. There is a special hatred from atheists. Just imagine if you were a news director, you hate the Catholci Church, a "sensational" news story about the organization you hate comes to your attention. You will be lax in proving the details or corroborating sources before releasing the story. More than likely you will... show more
    Best answer: Definitely. There is a special hatred from atheists. Just imagine if you were a news director, you hate the Catholci Church, a "sensational" news story about the organization you hate comes to your attention. You will be lax in proving the details or corroborating sources before releasing the story. More than likely you will plaster it on the front page of the newspaper. There is no doubt this goes on. Even worse, the "300 priests" was a fake report. It was only accused priests, not even guilty priests. A guy got out of prison a few years ago and started accusing a bunch of priests. They found out he was lying. There are people possessed by demons that hate the priests that will invent false accusations, there are people that are trying to bilk the church out of money. It's a lot more complicated than the media leads to believe.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Is missing Christmas a sin to people of religion?

    Best answer: Christmas actually means "Christ's Mass" in reference to the Catholic Mass. It is a holy day of obligation to worship on that day in recognition of Jesus' birth
    Best answer: Christmas actually means "Christ's Mass" in reference to the Catholic Mass. It is a holy day of obligation to worship on that day in recognition of Jesus' birth
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Isn't it just sad that the modern world puts so much of an emphasis on what makes you happy?

    Best answer: Amen to that
    Best answer: Amen to that
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Why doesn't God literally show himself universally throughout the world like the sun or the moon?

    Best answer: God tried to talk to all of the Jewish people at once (like a booming voice from heaven). The Jews said they couldn't handle it and told God to talk through Moses. That's why God respects our free will and God uses special servants to relay his mission (priests, prophets, etc)
    Best answer: God tried to talk to all of the Jewish people at once (like a booming voice from heaven). The Jews said they couldn't handle it and told God to talk through Moses. That's why God respects our free will and God uses special servants to relay his mission (priests, prophets, etc)
    22 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months 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 · 2 months 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...
    26 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Is free will compatible with the idea of God's omniscience? Can both exist at the same time?

    Best answer: Knowing what someone will do does not violate free will. Let's say for example your teenage son has a dance coming up, you know he's going to ask to borrow the car because he's asked to borrow the car the last two previous dances. The son is still using his free will to ask you, but you know the outcome beforehand. God knows... show more
    Best answer: Knowing what someone will do does not violate free will. Let's say for example your teenage son has a dance coming up, you know he's going to ask to borrow the car because he's asked to borrow the car the last two previous dances. The son is still using his free will to ask you, but you know the outcome beforehand. God knows what we are going to do because he knows us better than anyone, but that doesn't mean he's making decisions for us
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • Did Peter die in the Circus of Nero (in Rome)?

    Best answer: Yes he did. "Saint Peter resided in Rome and suffered a martyr's death there in the year 67 A.D., at the time of the Christian persecutions during the reign of the emperor Nero. Saint Peter was crucified upside down in Nero's amphitheater, which was situated where the Vatican now stands. He was buried at a nearby... show more
    Best answer: Yes he did. "Saint Peter resided in Rome and suffered a martyr's death there in the year 67 A.D., at the time of the Christian persecutions during the reign of the emperor Nero. Saint Peter was crucified upside down in Nero's amphitheater, which was situated where the Vatican now stands. He was buried at a nearby cemetery. For thirteen centuries no one questioned the presence of Saint Peter's tomb in the Vatican. The first to dispute this were the adherents of the Waldensian heresy, who rejected the primacy of the Pope, maintaining that Saint Peter was never in Rome, let alone that his tomb was there. Likewise, Luther and other leaders of the Reformation denied the existence of Saint Peter's tomb in the Vatican, at the same time calling into question the primacy and infallibility of the Pope in matters of faith." http://catholicbridge.com/catholic/did_p...
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago