• Why did Jesus say the same prayer 3 times in a row, if praying repetitiously is bad?

    Best answer: The heretical sects misread the bible. The bible warns do not pray "in vain" repetitions, meaning empty words. You can definitely pray the same prayer over and over again if it is from the heart, which can even add more force and power to the prayers (as our blessed Lord Jesus showed us).
    Best answer: The heretical sects misread the bible. The bible warns do not pray "in vain" repetitions, meaning empty words. You can definitely pray the same prayer over and over again if it is from the heart, which can even add more force and power to the prayers (as our blessed Lord Jesus showed us).
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 hours ago
  • Was Peter the first pope religously speaking?

    Best answer: Yes, Jesus gave Peter the keys. Keys actually had deep jewish meaning. There were "keys of the House of David". The House of David was a succession of authority in the Jewish religion. The apostles would have immediately recognized what Jesus was giving Peter. He was making Peter the leader of the church, but even more... show more
    Best answer: Yes, Jesus gave Peter the keys. Keys actually had deep jewish meaning. There were "keys of the House of David". The House of David was a succession of authority in the Jewish religion. The apostles would have immediately recognized what Jesus was giving Peter. He was making Peter the leader of the church, but even more importantly like the generational power of the House of David, Jesus was establishing a permanent position with the keys. The power was meant to be passed on from generation to generation after Peter. This is the modern office of the Pope. Peter was the first Pope
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • What about the Protestant Inquisition?

    Best answer: Good point. Don't forget the KKK, several grand wizards were baptist ministers. You just touched on the tip of the iceberg. I think you can make a direct correlation between the protestants and black slavery in the USA also, they used bible verses to promote human slavery to keep it going in the south. That led to the Civil War and... show more
    Best answer: Good point. Don't forget the KKK, several grand wizards were baptist ministers. You just touched on the tip of the iceberg. I think you can make a direct correlation between the protestants and black slavery in the USA also, they used bible verses to promote human slavery to keep it going in the south. That led to the Civil War and millions of deaths. Protestants are quick to point out the sins of others, not removing the beam from their own eyes.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • What is the "Science of the Saints", what does the phrase refer to?

    Best answer: "There are two kinds of sciences upon earth, one heavenly, the other worldly. The heavenly is that which leads us to please God, and makes us great in heaven. The worldly is that which moves us to please ourselves, and to become great in the world. But this worldly science is folly and madness in the sight of God The saints... show more
    Best answer: "There are two kinds of sciences upon earth, one heavenly, the other worldly. The heavenly is that which leads us to please God, and makes us great in heaven. The worldly is that which moves us to please ourselves, and to become great in the world. But this worldly science is folly and madness in the sight of God The saints perfected the heavenly science. The science of the saints is to know the love of God. How many in the world are well versed in literature, in mathematics, in foreign and ancient languages! But what will all this profit them, if they know not the love of God?". Blessed is he, said St. Augustine, who knows God, even if he knows nothing else" http://alphonsianum.blogspot.com/2009/05...
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • What were the beliefs of the Albigensians? Why did Catholic Church destroy them during Albigensian Crusade?

    Best answer: The Albigensians believed God was the author of evil (not making this up), Earth was the hell talked about in the Bible, they said marriage was immoral, there would be no resurrection. The Albigensians pillaged the city of Toulouse, France in the 12th century. The Catholic Church called a Crusade to stop them. The heresy of... show more
    Best answer: The Albigensians believed God was the author of evil (not making this up), Earth was the hell talked about in the Bible, they said marriage was immoral, there would be no resurrection. The Albigensians pillaged the city of Toulouse, France in the 12th century. The Catholic Church called a Crusade to stop them. The heresy of Albigensianism was eradicated by the 14tg century. Some Protestant fundamentalists will try to say they were Protestants, but they were closer to Muslim terrorists on steroids. No Protestant would hold any beliefs close to the albigensians. They were basically Satan worshippers
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there any catholic street preachers?

    Best answer: Yes. St. Paul's Catholic street evangelization http://streetevangelization.com/
    Best answer: Yes. St. Paul's Catholic street evangelization http://streetevangelization.com/
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • What did Paul mean by the ministry that brought death?

    Best answer: Paul was writing about the Jews of the time who did not accep Jesus. They continued to try to follow the letter of the law, but Paul says without Jesus it is a ministry that leads to death. Paul is acknowledging the old covenant only had temporary power (transitory) but is now over.
    Best answer: Paul was writing about the Jews of the time who did not accep Jesus. They continued to try to follow the letter of the law, but Paul says without Jesus it is a ministry that leads to death. Paul is acknowledging the old covenant only had temporary power (transitory) but is now over.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago
  • I'm a Methodist and my friend is Catholic. I read my Bible but I also read a Catholic Bible to understand Catholicism, is that a sin?

    Best answer: The Catholic Church made the bible. How could it be a sin? I am Catholic and I own a King James Bible (protestant version). It's because sometimes I will see what the translations say versus a Catholic bible. Not a sin.
    Best answer: The Catholic Church made the bible. How could it be a sin? I am Catholic and I own a King James Bible (protestant version). It's because sometimes I will see what the translations say versus a Catholic bible. Not a sin.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Christians, do you believe gays should be sentenced to death, just for being gay?

    Best answer: The devil is leading "Pastor Anderson", not Jesus Christ
    Best answer: The devil is leading "Pastor Anderson", not Jesus Christ
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Catholics, Have you read the whole catechism?

    Best answer: (For those not aware, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is a book) Personally I own the book. i bought it a few years ago. They actually make it really affordable, I think it was only $7 when I bought it a few years ago (even though it is like 1000 pages long). Awesome book, summarizes the teaching of the bible and the church... show more
    Best answer: (For those not aware, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is a book) Personally I own the book. i bought it a few years ago. They actually make it really affordable, I think it was only $7 when I bought it a few years ago (even though it is like 1000 pages long). Awesome book, summarizes the teaching of the bible and the church together. personally I use it like an encyclopedia where I will flip to a certain section that I have interest in. I would venture to say I've read 70-80% of it. Some of it I've read multiple times. Catechism is essential to understand the bible.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • If homosexuals were "born" that way, than does that imply God made an imperfect thing?

    Best answer: Yes it would, that's why they couldn't have been born that way.A sin has to be a choice. Gay is a sin, therefore it is a choice
    Best answer: Yes it would, that's why they couldn't have been born that way.A sin has to be a choice. Gay is a sin, therefore it is a choice
    25 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Any Roman catholic president in US?

    Best answer: JFK, but also several eye witness accounts have said George Washington converted to Catholicism before he died and Washington kept a picture of the Virgin Mary. You can read about Washington below. http://catholicism.org/george-washington...
    Best answer: JFK, but also several eye witness accounts have said George Washington converted to Catholicism before he died and Washington kept a picture of the Virgin Mary. You can read about Washington below. http://catholicism.org/george-washington...
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Are there currently any successful Christian theocracies? Why or why not?

    Best answer: The Island of Malta is still a Catholic theocracy. I think it being an island helped it survive
    Best answer: The Island of Malta is still a Catholic theocracy. I think it being an island helped it survive
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • In God's plan, should you marry someone who will help you get into heaven, or does it matter? Why?

    Best answer: I heard a priest once say "when you choose a relationship, ask yourself "will this person help me get closer to God or further away from God". I think that's a great way to view friends, people you associate with, is this person helping me to be a better Christian, etc.
    Best answer: I heard a priest once say "when you choose a relationship, ask yourself "will this person help me get closer to God or further away from God". I think that's a great way to view friends, people you associate with, is this person helping me to be a better Christian, etc.
    22 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • How would I know if someone is possessed?

    Best answer: Full demonic possession is pretty rare, but they would have an aversion to holy objects. So if you really wanted to find out I would take a crucifix and hold it up to their face. A demonically possessed person would not be able to look at it, they might convulse, start cursing at you, etc.
    Best answer: Full demonic possession is pretty rare, but they would have an aversion to holy objects. So if you really wanted to find out I would take a crucifix and hold it up to their face. A demonically possessed person would not be able to look at it, they might convulse, start cursing at you, etc.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Was Jesus historically proven to have existed?

    Best answer: Below is a good link proving Jesus' historical existence. Jesus was mentioned in several non-Christian sources: Suetonius, writing around A.D. 121 Tacitus, writing around A.D. 116 Pliny the Younger, writing in A.D. 110 or 111 The Emperor Trajan, writing back to Pliny in A.D. 110 or 111 And Josephus, writing around A.D. 93 Pliny... show more
    Best answer: Below is a good link proving Jesus' historical existence. Jesus was mentioned in several non-Christian sources: Suetonius, writing around A.D. 121 Tacitus, writing around A.D. 116 Pliny the Younger, writing in A.D. 110 or 111 The Emperor Trajan, writing back to Pliny in A.D. 110 or 111 And Josephus, writing around A.D. 93 Pliny indicates that some of the people he interviewed had been Christians as many as twenty years previously. Working backward from when he was writing, that would suggest Christians in Bithynia by A.D. 90. Tacitus and Suetonius both speak of Christians being in Rome during the reign of Nero (A.D. 54-68), and Suetonius possibly alludes to them being there during the reign of Claudius (A.D. 41-54; see The Twelve Caesars: Claudius 25). When we turn to Christian sources, we find Luke indicating that John the Baptist began his ministry in the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar (Luke 3:1), which is most naturally taken as a reference to A.D. 28. This is significant because all four of the gospels indicate that the Christian movement began after the ministry of John the Baptist had begun. These sources thus allow us to discern a portrait of a rapidly spreading movement. It apparently began in the Roman province of Judaea some time in or after A.D. 28. It spread as far as Rome no later than A.D. 54-68 (and quite possibly earlier. Movements do not spread that way unless they are organized. Organization requires leaders. Movements tend to have founders—especially highly organized movements. The earliest accounts we have agree that Jesus of Nazareth founded the Christian movement, recruited and trained its earliest leaders, and then sent them out as his apostles. https://strangenotions.com/did-jesus-exi...
    25 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Would Jesus Christ and his disciples have recognized and been able to participate in the form of Judaism practiced today?

    Best answer: Jesus wouldn't' even recognize modern Judaism because it is not the same religion. When the Jewish temple was destroyed in 70 AD they could no longer perform sacrifices. The temple has never been rebuilt. The destruction of the temple pretty much ended the Jewish religion for all intents and purproses. A couple of centuries... show more
    Best answer: Jesus wouldn't' even recognize modern Judaism because it is not the same religion. When the Jewish temple was destroyed in 70 AD they could no longer perform sacrifices. The temple has never been rebuilt. The destruction of the temple pretty much ended the Jewish religion for all intents and purproses. A couple of centuries later some Jewish descendants tried to keep the Jewish religion going and they wrote the Talmud. All modern Judaism is based on the Talmud. the Talmud didn't exist in Jesus' day. The Talmud has very controversial teachins, references mysticism, kaballah, some occult practices
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Catholics and other Christians, What are the things you like and dislike about the current Pope?

    Best answer: I think it's offensive really to even critique the Pope. Really, what gives us the right to say? God appointed him in that position. It seems like it can get into blasphemy really quick saying "the Pope should do this", the "pope should do this." The Pope is not an American President where we critique his job. He... show more
    Best answer: I think it's offensive really to even critique the Pope. Really, what gives us the right to say? God appointed him in that position. It seems like it can get into blasphemy really quick saying "the Pope should do this", the "pope should do this." The Pope is not an American President where we critique his job. He is God's representative on Earth. Pope should be treated with respect in all cases. Trump was not apponted by God, fine we critique him. Religion isn't a democracy. You are talking about religion though with the Pope. If you believe in the real office of the Pope you don't treat it like a human created position
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Are Jesus figurines bad to own?

    Best answer: Not bad at all. If someone puts up a baseball player bobblehead on a shelf in their room when they look over it at it they will think of the sports player (i guarantee you, they will). Because that's the purpose of statues, artwork, etc. So likewise looking at a statue of Jesus will help you think of Jesus. It will. It can be a... show more
    Best answer: Not bad at all. If someone puts up a baseball player bobblehead on a shelf in their room when they look over it at it they will think of the sports player (i guarantee you, they will). Because that's the purpose of statues, artwork, etc. So likewise looking at a statue of Jesus will help you think of Jesus. It will. It can be a reminder to pray, go to church, etc. It's just reminder of someone you care about. LIke hanging up a picture of a family member. There's nothing wrong with a figurine of Jesus.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Why does ISIS only attack Christians and not Gays or atheists?

    Best answer: The Orlando gay club shooting was a Muslim shooting homosexuals
    Best answer: The Orlando gay club shooting was a Muslim shooting homosexuals
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago