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God, the Blessed Trinity has enlisted Mary's help to save
souls. She has been given all graces to dispense. One
grace filled daily prayer is her Rosary.

It takes 17 minutes to pray. You receive such grace praying it, you do not have to be Catholic to pray the Rosary.

We're in Tribulation, come along, accept more of God's help, how can it hurt you?

Search...how to pray the Rosary.
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Some of the finest people i have ever met were God fearing Protestant men and women, who loved the Lord with all of their heart. We all have our Nutters, especially we Catholics, but our love of Jesus is common ground. Terra Firma!
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Hi Monkey, rose

Protestants are wonderful people who love Jesus with all their heart and then the Catholic negative. Why?

Too long, Catholics flatter Protestants thinking this will bring Protestants to the faith. I know it's difficult changing but for some, it's going to take Our Lord Himself to say to them...


"Hell is Roman Catholic, follow Me, accept all I have given you, come to the faith. My arms are outstretched."


Believe it or not, this is going to happen and soon...
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Wait - did you just make that up ?
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Wait - did you just make that up ?
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no, a trinity is 4... *cough.....
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Mary is the Queen of Heaven. God promised in the very first book of the Bible that the woman would crush the head of the serpent...think about it. Have you ever wondered who the woman with the moon under her feet and the crown of stars on her is was? Think about it.
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God, the Blessed Trinity has enlisted Mary's help to save
souls. She has been given all graces to dispense. One
grace filled daily prayer is her Rosary.

It takes 17 minutes to pray. You receive such grace praying it, you do not have to be Catholic to pray the Rosary.

We're in Tribulation, come along, accept more of God's help, how can it hurt you?

Search...how to pray the Rosary.
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Learn how to repent in time, rather.
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God, the Blessed Trinity has enlisted Mary's help to save
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Wait - did you just make that up ?
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no, a trinity is 4
... *cough.....
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Only Protestants proclaim Mary is God.

That can't get anything right.

Hang on, Jesus is coming soon to enlighten you.
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Mary is the Queen of Heaven. God promised in the very first book of the Bible that the woman would crush the head of the serpent...think about it. Have you ever wondered who the woman with the moon under her feet and the crown of stars on her is was? Think about it.
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December 9, 2012

Obadiah 1:15 For near is the day of the LORD for all the nations! As you have done, so shall it be done to you, your deed shall come back upon your own head.


“Beloved child, there is much to come. Do not let up on your prayers, but with fervent supplication entreat the Lord of mercy to spare the innocent. The sins of the age have purchased great suffering for the whole world. The culture of death has sown death and will reap death. My faithful little ones must not be afraid. Hold your heads high, for the Lord’s vindication is at hand. The head of the serpent will be crushed by the pure and lowly handmaid of the Lord. Rejoice my children! Your Lord lives and his victory is near!”

The words in the first Bible, the Latin Vulgate translated
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Genesis 3:15

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God, the Blessed Trinity has enlisted Mary's help to save
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Wait - did you just make that up ?
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no, a trinity is 4
... *cough.....
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Only Protestants proclaim Mary is God.

They can't get anything right.

Hang on, Jesus is coming soon to enlighten you.
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God, the Blessed Trinity has enlisted Mary's help to save
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Wait - did you just make that up ?
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no, a trinity is 4
... *cough.....
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Only Protestants proclaim Mary is God.

They can't get anything right.

Hang on, Jesus is coming soon to enlighten you.
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I think it's also a New Age/Gnostic doctrine.
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Quote: God, the Blessed Trinity has enlisted Mary's help to save
souls.




God enlists all of us in the work of salvation, including the Virgin Mary who's Yes was part of that divine plan. She isn't a god nor are we, but our Father in Heaven wants us to participate and share the faith with love and hope.
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Hey GLP. Just came back with a little idea on how WE can get some Christian LOVE on here. Open up Your Bible randomly to a page, and Pick out a Quote or Verse(s) that Makes YOU Happy to be LOVED by The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

John 2,1-5

The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee , and the Mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the Wedding. When the Wine ran short, the Mother of Jesus said to Him, " They have no Wine. " Jesus said to her, " Women, How does your concern affect Me? My Hour has Not Yet Come. " His Mother said to The Servers, " Do Whatever He Tells you. "

Perfect Example that as MOTHER of Our Lord. She CAN Command and He DOES Listen.
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Hey GLP. Just came back with a little idea on how WE can get some Christian LOVE on here. Open up Your Bible randomly to a page, and Pick out a Quote or Verse(s) that Makes YOU Happy to be LOVED by The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

John 2,1-5

The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee , and the Mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the Wedding. When the Wine ran short, the Mother of Jesus said to Him, " They have no Wine. " Jesus said to her, " Women, How does your concern affect Me? My Hour has Not Yet Come. " His Mother said to The Servers, " Do Whatever He Tells you. "

Perfect Example that as MOTHER of Our Lord. She CAN Command and He DOES Listen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24484272


The Wedding of Cana is a lesson, Our Lord said He wasn't ready but His mother asked....

Mary's actions are foreshadowed in the OT. Mary is Queen
too, she is mother of the King. Read on, it's a type, foreshadows the wedding of Cana.

In the KJV Bible, the verses are found in 1 Kings,
Chapter 2
. Check and you'll see, King James' translators changed the word throne to "seat." A Queen sits on a throne not a "seat." Again, how could you know what they changed. Maybe, why non-Catholic Christians do not realize the mother of the King is Queen.

+ + +

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3 Kings 2:18-20

And Bethsabee said: Well, I will speak for thee to the king. [19] Then Bethsabee came to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonias: and the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a \ was set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right hand. [\\20] And she said to him: I desire one small petition of thee, do not put me to confusion. And the king said to her: My mother, ask: for I must not turn away thy face.
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Hey GLP. Just came back with a little idea on how WE can get some Christian LOVE on here. Open up Your Bible randomly to a page, and Pick out a Quote or Verse(s) that Makes YOU Happy to be LOVED by The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

John 2,1-5

The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee , and the Mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the Wedding. When the Wine ran short, the Mother of Jesus said to Him, " They have no Wine. " Jesus said to her, " Women, How does your concern affect Me? My Hour has Not Yet Come. " His Mother said to The Servers, " Do Whatever He Tells you. "

Perfect Example that as MOTHER of Our Lord. She CAN Command and He DOES Listen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24484272


The Wedding of Cana is a lesson, Our Lord said He wasn't ready but His mother asked....

Mary's actions are foreshadowed in the OT. Mary is Queen
too, she is mother of the King. Read on, it's a type, foreshadows the wedding of Cana.

In the KJV Bible, the verses are found in 1 Kings,
Chapter 2
. Check and you'll see, King James' translators changed the word throne to "seat." A Queen sits on a throne not a "seat." Again, how could you know what they changed. Maybe, why non-Catholic Christians do not realize the mother of the King is Queen.

+ + +

[link to www.drbo.org]

3 Kings 2:18-20

And Bethsabee said: Well, I will speak for thee to the king. [19] Then Bethsabee came to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonias: and the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a \ was set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right hand. [\\20] And she said to him: I desire one small petition of thee, do not put me to confusion. And the king said to her: My mother, ask: for I must not turn away thy face.
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Sorry, I'll post the verses again...


And Bethsabee said: Well, I will speak for thee to the king. [19] Then Bethsabee came to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonias: and the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a throne was set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right hand. [20] And she said to him: I desire one small petition of thee, do not put me to confusion. And the king said to her: My mother, ask: for I must not turn away thy face.

[link to www.drbo.org]
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Hey GLP. Just came back with a little idea on how WE can get some Christian LOVE on here. Open up Your Bible randomly to a page, and Pick out a Quote or Verse(s) that Makes YOU Happy to be LOVED by The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

John 2,1-5

The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee , and the Mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the Wedding. When the Wine ran short, the Mother of Jesus said to Him, " They have no Wine. " Jesus said to her, " Women, How does your concern affect Me? My Hour has Not Yet Come. " His Mother said to The Servers, " Do Whatever He Tells you. "

Perfect Example that as MOTHER of Our Lord. She CAN Command and He DOES Listen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24484272


The Wedding of Cana is a lesson, Our Lord said He wasn't ready but His mother asked....

Mary's actions are foreshadowed in the OT. Mary is Queen
too, she is mother of the King. Read on, it's a type, foreshadows the wedding of Cana.

In the KJV Bible, the verses are found in 1 Kings,
Chapter 2
. Check and you'll see, King James' translators changed the word throne to "seat." A Queen sits on a throne not a "seat." Again, how could you know what they changed. Maybe, why non-Catholic Christians do not realize the mother of the King is Queen.

+ + +

[link to www.drbo.org]

3 Kings 2:18-20

And Bethsabee said: Well, I will speak for thee to the king. [19] Then Bethsabee came to king Solomon, to speak to him for Adonias: and the king arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon his throne: and a \ was set for the king's mother, and she sat on his right hand. [\\20] And she said to him: I desire one small petition of thee, do not put me to confusion. And the king said to her: My mother, ask: for I must not turn away thy face.
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Yes. She is Queen of Heaven, and Mother of The King of Kings
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K.Kool, OP, Monkey and everyone,

I posted this under and old thread today, entitled ~

passion of the Catholic Church - beautiful images - oh, the faith

Search for the thread, you will like the video in the OP, the
photos and the modern song about Mary.

~ ~ ~

Wow! rose A holy priest....in France. I think of St. John Vianney.

Father Michael-Marie doesn't look like he is in his fifties. rose He's right about wearing the cassock. Father prayers the rosary.

+ + +

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"EVERYTHING MUST START AFRESH FROM CHRIST"

by Marina Corradi


That black tunic fluttering along Rue Canabière, among a crowd more Maghrebi than French, makes you turn around. Check it out, a priest, and dressed like once upon a time, on the streets of Marseille. A dark-haired man, smiling, and yet with something reserved and monastic about him. And what a story behind him: he sang in the nightclubs in Paris, was ordained only eight years ago and since then has been pastor here, at Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.

But in reality the story is even more complicated: Michel-Marie Zanotti-Sorkine, 53, is descended from a Russian Jewish grandfather who immigrated into France and had his daughters baptized before the war. One of these daughters, who escaped from the Holocaust, brought into the world Fr. Michel-Marie, who on his father's side is half Corsican and half Italian. (What a bizarre mix, you think: and you look with amazement at his face, trying to understand what a man is like who has such a tangle of roots behind him). But if one Sunday you enter his packed church and listen to how he speaks of Christ with simple everyday words, and if you observe the religious slowness of the elevation of the host, in an absolute silence, you ask yourself who this priest is, and what it is in him that draws people, bringing back those who are far away.

Finally you have him in front of you, in his white, monastic rectory. He seems younger than his years; he does not have those wrinkles of bitterness which mark the face of a man with time. There is a peace upon him, a joy that is astonishing. But who are you?, you would like to ask him immediately.

In front of a frugal meal, the highlights of an entire life. Two splendid parents. The mother, baptized but only formally Catholic, allows her son to go to church. The faith is imparted to him "by an elderly priest, a Salesian in a black cassock, a man of generous and boundless faith.” The desire, at the age of eight, to be a priest. At thirteen he loses his mother: "The pain devastated me. And yet I never doubted God.” Adolescence, music, and that beautiful voice. The piano bars of Paris, which may seem little suited to discerning a religious vocation. And yet, while the decision slowly ripens, the spiritual fathers of Michel-Marie tell him to keep to the nightlife of Paris: because there as well a sign is needed. Finally the vocation pays off. In 1999, at the age of 40, his childhood wish comes true: a priest, and in a cassock, like that elderly Salesian.

Why the cassock? "For me" – he smiles – "It is a work uniform. It is intended to be a sign for those who meet me, and above all for those who do not believe. In this way I am recognizable as a priest, always. In this way on the streets I take advantage of every opportunity to make friends. Father, someone asks me, where is the post office? Come on, I'll go with you, I reply, and meanwhile we talk, and I discover that the children of that man are not baptized. Bring them to me, I say in the end; and I often baptize them later. I seek in every way to show with my face a good humanity. Just the other day" – he laughs – "in a cafe an old man asked me which horses he should bet on. I gave him the horses. I asked the Blessed Mother for forgiveness: but you know, I said to her, it is to befriend this man. As a priest who was one of my teachers used to tell those who asked him how to convert the Marxists: 'One has to become their friend,' he would reply."

Then, in church, the Mass is stark and beautiful. The affable priest of Canabière is a rigorous priest. Why take so much care with the liturgy? "I want everything to be splendid around the Eucharist. I want that at the elevation, the people should understand that He is here, truly. It is not theater, it is not superfluous pomp: it is inhabiting the Mystery. The heart too needs to feel."

He insists a great deal on the responsibility of the priest, and in one of his books – he has written many books, and still writes songs sometimes – he affirms that a priest who has an empty church must examine himself and say: "It is we who lack fire." He explains: "The priest is 'alter Christus,' he is called to reflect Christ in himself. This does not mean asking perfection of ourselves; but being conscious of our sins, of our misery, in order to be able to understand and pardon anyone who comes to the confessional."

Fr. Michel-Marie goes to the confessional every evening, with absolute punctuality, at five o'clock, without fail. (The people, he says, must know that the priest is there, in any case). Then he remains in the sacristy until eleven o'clock, for anyone who might want to go to him: "I want to give the sign of an unlimited availability." Judging by the constant pilgrimage of the faithful, in the evening, one would say that it works. Like a deep demand that emerges from this city, apparently far removed. What do they want? "The first thing is to hear someone say: you are loved. The second: God has a plan for you. One must not make them feel judged, but welcomed. They must be made to understand that the only one who can change their lives is Christ. And Mary. There are two things that, in my view, permit a return to the faith: the Marian embrace, and impassioned apologetics, which touches the heart."

"Those who seek me out," he continues, "are asking first of all for human assistance, and I try to give all the help possible. Not forgetting that the beggar needs to eat, but also has a soul. To the offended woman I say: send me your husband, I will talk to him. But then, how many come to say that they are sad, that their lives are no good . . . Then I ask them: how long has it been since you went to confession? Because I know that sin is a burden, and the sadness of sin is a torment. I am convinced that what makes many people suffer is the lack of the sacraments. The sacrament is the divine within the reach of man: and without this nourishment we cannot live. I see grace at work, and that people change."

Days given in their entirety, on the streets or in the confessional, until nighttime. Where does he get the energy? He – almost shyly, as one speaks of a love – talks of a deep relationship with Mary, of an absolute confidence with her: "Mary is the act of total faith, in the abandonment beneath the Cross. Mary is absolute compassion. She is pure beauty offered to man." And he loves the rosary, the humility of the rosary, the priest of Canabière: "When I hear confessions, I often say the rosary, which does not prevent me from listening; when I give communion, I pray." You listen to him, intimidated. But then, should all priests have an absolute dedication, almost like saints? "I am not a saint, and I do not believe that all priests must be saints. But they can be good men. The people will be attracted by their good face."

Are there any problems, in streets with such a strong presence of Muslim immigrants? No, he says simply: "They respect me and this garment." In church, he welcomes everyone with joy: "Even the prostitutes. I give them communion. What should I say? Become honest, before you enter here? Christ came for sinners, and I have the anxiety, in withholding a sacrament, that he could bring me to account for it one day. But do we still know the power of the sacraments? I have the misgiving that we have excessively bureaucratized the admission to baptism. I think of the baptism of my Jewish mother, which in terms of the request of my grandfather was merely a formal act: and yet, even from this baptism there came a priest."

And the new evangelization? "Look," he says as we say goodbye in his rectory, "the older I get, the more I understand what Benedict XVI says: everything truly starts afresh from Christ. We can only return to the source."

Later, I glimpse him at a distance, on the street, with that black garment ruffled by his rapid stride. "I wear it," he told you, "so that I may be recognized by someone I might never meet otherwise. That stranger, who is very dear to me."
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Only Protestants proclaim Mary is God.

They can't get anything right.

Hang on, Jesus is coming soon to enlighten you.
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good then, then the christians will be right, and i'll ask the man/god why he put so many idiot religions on the earth that say i am doomed for eternity, or coming back till i get it right, if i don't join them....
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K.Kool, OP, Monkey and everyone,

I posted this under and old thread today, entitled ~

passion of the Catholic Church - beautiful images - oh, the faith

Search for the thread, you will like the video in the OP, the
photos and the modern song about Mary.

~ ~ ~

Wow! rose A holy priest....in France. I think of St. John Vianney.

Father Michael-Marie doesn't look like he is in his fifties. rose He's right about wearing the cassock. Father prayers the rosary.

+ + +

[link to chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it]

"EVERYTHING MUST START AFRESH FROM CHRIST"

by Marina Corradi


That black tunic fluttering along Rue Canabière, among a crowd more Maghrebi than French, makes you turn around. Check it out, a priest, and dressed like once upon a time, on the streets of Marseille. A dark-haired man, smiling, and yet with something reserved and monastic about him. And what a story behind him: he sang in the nightclubs in Paris, was ordained only eight years ago and since then has been pastor here, at Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.

But in reality the story is even more complicated: Michel-Marie Zanotti-Sorkine, 53, is descended from a Russian Jewish grandfather who immigrated into France and had his daughters baptized before the war. One of these daughters, who escaped from the Holocaust, brought into the world Fr. Michel-Marie, who on his father's side is half Corsican and half Italian. (What a bizarre mix, you think: and you look with amazement at his face, trying to understand what a man is like who has such a tangle of roots behind him). But if one Sunday you enter his packed church and listen to how he speaks of Christ with simple everyday words, and if you observe the religious slowness of the elevation of the host, in an absolute silence, you ask yourself who this priest is, and what it is in him that draws people, bringing back those who are far away.

Finally you have him in front of you, in his white, monastic rectory. He seems younger than his years; he does not have those wrinkles of bitterness which mark the face of a man with time. There is a peace upon him, a joy that is astonishing. But who are you?, you would like to ask him immediately.

In front of a frugal meal, the highlights of an entire life. Two splendid parents. The mother, baptized but only formally Catholic, allows her son to go to church. The faith is imparted to him "by an elderly priest, a Salesian in a black cassock, a man of generous and boundless faith.” The desire, at the age of eight, to be a priest. At thirteen he loses his mother: "The pain devastated me. And yet I never doubted God.” Adolescence, music, and that beautiful voice. The piano bars of Paris, which may seem little suited to discerning a religious vocation. And yet, while the decision slowly ripens, the spiritual fathers of Michel-Marie tell him to keep to the nightlife of Paris: because there as well a sign is needed. Finally the vocation pays off. In 1999, at the age of 40, his childhood wish comes true: a priest, and in a cassock, like that elderly Salesian.

Why the cassock? "For me" – he smiles – "It is a work uniform. It is intended to be a sign for those who meet me, and above all for those who do not believe. In this way I am recognizable as a priest, always. In this way on the streets I take advantage of every opportunity to make friends. Father, someone asks me, where is the post office? Come on, I'll go with you, I reply, and meanwhile we talk, and I discover that the children of that man are not baptized. Bring them to me, I say in the end; and I often baptize them later. I seek in every way to show with my face a good humanity. Just the other day" – he laughs – "in a cafe an old man asked me which horses he should bet on. I gave him the horses. I asked the Blessed Mother for forgiveness: but you know, I said to her, it is to befriend this man. As a priest who was one of my teachers used to tell those who asked him how to convert the Marxists: 'One has to become their friend,' he would reply."

Then, in church, the Mass is stark and beautiful. The affable priest of Canabière is a rigorous priest. Why take so much care with the liturgy? "I want everything to be splendid around the Eucharist. I want that at the elevation, the people should understand that He is here, truly. It is not theater, it is not superfluous pomp: it is inhabiting the Mystery. The heart too needs to feel."

He insists a great deal on the responsibility of the priest, and in one of his books – he has written many books, and still writes songs sometimes – he affirms that a priest who has an empty church must examine himself and say: "It is we who lack fire." He explains: "The priest is 'alter Christus,' he is called to reflect Christ in himself. This does not mean asking perfection of ourselves; but being conscious of our sins, of our misery, in order to be able to understand and pardon anyone who comes to the confessional."

Fr. Michel-Marie goes to the confessional every evening, with absolute punctuality, at five o'clock, without fail. (The people, he says, must know that the priest is there, in any case). Then he remains in the sacristy until eleven o'clock, for anyone who might want to go to him: "I want to give the sign of an unlimited availability." Judging by the constant pilgrimage of the faithful, in the evening, one would say that it works. Like a deep demand that emerges from this city, apparently far removed. What do they want? "The first thing is to hear someone say: you are loved. The second: God has a plan for you. One must not make them feel judged, but welcomed. They must be made to understand that the only one who can change their lives is Christ. And Mary. There are two things that, in my view, permit a return to the faith: the Marian embrace, and impassioned apologetics, which touches the heart."

"Those who seek me out," he continues, "are asking first of all for human assistance, and I try to give all the help possible. Not forgetting that the beggar needs to eat, but also has a soul. To the offended woman I say: send me your husband, I will talk to him. But then, how many come to say that they are sad, that their lives are no good . . . Then I ask them: how long has it been since you went to confession? Because I know that sin is a burden, and the sadness of sin is a torment. I am convinced that what makes many people suffer is the lack of the sacraments. The sacrament is the divine within the reach of man: and without this nourishment we cannot live. I see grace at work, and that people change."

Days given in their entirety, on the streets or in the confessional, until nighttime. Where does he get the energy? He – almost shyly, as one speaks of a love – talks of a deep relationship with Mary, of an absolute confidence with her: "Mary is the act of total faith, in the abandonment beneath the Cross. Mary is absolute compassion. She is pure beauty offered to man." And he loves the rosary, the humility of the rosary, the priest of Canabière: "When I hear confessions, I often say the rosary, which does not prevent me from listening; when I give communion, I pray." You listen to him, intimidated. But then, should all priests have an absolute dedication, almost like saints? "I am not a saint, and I do not believe that all priests must be saints. But they can be good men. The people will be attracted by their good face."

Are there any problems, in streets with such a strong presence of Muslim immigrants? No, he says simply: "They respect me and this garment." In church, he welcomes everyone with joy: "Even the prostitutes. I give them communion. What should I say? Become honest, before you enter here? Christ came for sinners, and I have the anxiety, in withholding a sacrament, that he could bring me to account for it one day. But do we still know the power of the sacraments? I have the misgiving that we have excessively bureaucratized the admission to baptism. I think of the baptism of my Jewish mother, which in terms of the request of my grandfather was merely a formal act: and yet, even from this baptism there came a priest."

And the new evangelization? "Look," he says as we say goodbye in his rectory, "the older I get, the more I understand what Benedict XVI says: everything truly starts afresh from Christ. We can only return to the source."

Later, I glimpse him at a distance, on the street, with that black garment ruffled by his rapid stride. "I wear it," he told you, "so that I may be recognized by someone I might never meet otherwise. That stranger, who is very dear to me."
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Wow!

Thanks so much for this, I've been feeling the hate lately, the anti-Catholic vitriol,
now I feel like there are others out there, who share my faith, and it's enough to keep me going :)

Mary always, always responds to me, when I need her, I pray the Hail Mary, the other night she helped me through a very bad migraine.

She is the reason my Prader-Willi Syndrome daughter is still alive, and diabetes free, I usually pray to Mary for my motherly concerns, because it seems natural to do so, given that she was a mother, and is the Mother of Jesus, he is naturally bound to love her, and it takes nothing away from him, as the Son.
I pray to Jesus separately, and to God, separately, though I know they are the Trinity, and everything God knows, Jesus knows.


hf
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K.Kool, OP, Monkey and everyone,

I posted this under and old thread today, entitled ~

passion of the Catholic Church - beautiful images - oh, the faith

Search for the thread, you will like the video in the OP, the
photos and the modern song about Mary.

~ ~ ~

Wow! rose A holy priest....in France. I think of St. John Vianney.

Father Michael-Marie doesn't look like he is in his fifties. rose He's right about wearing the cassock. Father prayers the rosary.

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"EVERYTHING MUST START AFRESH FROM CHRIST"

by Marina Corradi


That black tunic fluttering along Rue Canabière, among a crowd more Maghrebi than French, makes you turn around. Check it out, a priest, and dressed like once upon a time, on the streets of Marseille. A dark-haired man, smiling, and yet with something reserved and monastic about him. And what a story behind him: he sang in the nightclubs in Paris, was ordained only eight years ago and since then has been pastor here, at Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.

But in reality the story is even more complicated: Michel-Marie Zanotti-Sorkine, 53, is descended from a Russian Jewish grandfather who immigrated into France and had his daughters baptized before the war. One of these daughters, who escaped from the Holocaust, brought into the world Fr. Michel-Marie, who on his father's side is half Corsican and half Italian. (What a bizarre mix, you think: and you look with amazement at his face, trying to understand what a man is like who has such a tangle of roots behind him). But if one Sunday you enter his packed church and listen to how he speaks of Christ with simple everyday words, and if you observe the religious slowness of the elevation of the host, in an absolute silence, you ask yourself who this priest is, and what it is in him that draws people, bringing back those who are far away.

Finally you have him in front of you, in his white, monastic rectory. He seems younger than his years; he does not have those wrinkles of bitterness which mark the face of a man with time. There is a peace upon him, a joy that is astonishing. But who are you?, you would like to ask him immediately.

In front of a frugal meal, the highlights of an entire life. Two splendid parents. The mother, baptized but only formally Catholic, allows her son to go to church. The faith is imparted to him "by an elderly priest, a Salesian in a black cassock, a man of generous and boundless faith.” The desire, at the age of eight, to be a priest. At thirteen he loses his mother: "The pain devastated me. And yet I never doubted God.” Adolescence, music, and that beautiful voice. The piano bars of Paris, which may seem little suited to discerning a religious vocation. And yet, while the decision slowly ripens, the spiritual fathers of Michel-Marie tell him to keep to the nightlife of Paris: because there as well a sign is needed. Finally the vocation pays off. In 1999, at the age of 40, his childhood wish comes true: a priest, and in a cassock, like that elderly Salesian.

Why the cassock? "For me" – he smiles – "It is a work uniform. It is intended to be a sign for those who meet me, and above all for those who do not believe. In this way I am recognizable as a priest, always. In this way on the streets I take advantage of every opportunity to make friends. Father, someone asks me, where is the post office? Come on, I'll go with you, I reply, and meanwhile we talk, and I discover that the children of that man are not baptized. Bring them to me, I say in the end; and I often baptize them later. I seek in every way to show with my face a good humanity. Just the other day" – he laughs – "in a cafe an old man asked me which horses he should bet on. I gave him the horses. I asked the Blessed Mother for forgiveness: but you know, I said to her, it is to befriend this man. As a priest who was one of my teachers used to tell those who asked him how to convert the Marxists: 'One has to become their friend,' he would reply."

Then, in church, the Mass is stark and beautiful. The affable priest of Canabière is a rigorous priest. Why take so much care with the liturgy? "I want everything to be splendid around the Eucharist. I want that at the elevation, the people should understand that He is here, truly. It is not theater, it is not superfluous pomp: it is inhabiting the Mystery. The heart too needs to feel."

He insists a great deal on the responsibility of the priest, and in one of his books – he has written many books, and still writes songs sometimes – he affirms that a priest who has an empty church must examine himself and say: "It is we who lack fire." He explains: "The priest is 'alter Christus,' he is called to reflect Christ in himself. This does not mean asking perfection of ourselves; but being conscious of our sins, of our misery, in order to be able to understand and pardon anyone who comes to the confessional."

Fr. Michel-Marie goes to the confessional every evening, with absolute punctuality, at five o'clock, without fail. (The people, he says, must know that the priest is there, in any case). Then he remains in the sacristy until eleven o'clock, for anyone who might want to go to him: "I want to give the sign of an unlimited availability." Judging by the constant pilgrimage of the faithful, in the evening, one would say that it works. Like a deep demand that emerges from this city, apparently far removed. What do they want? "The first thing is to hear someone say: you are loved. The second: God has a plan for you. One must not make them feel judged, but welcomed. They must be made to understand that the only one who can change their lives is Christ. And Mary. There are two things that, in my view, permit a return to the faith: the Marian embrace, and impassioned apologetics, which touches the heart."

"Those who seek me out," he continues, "are asking first of all for human assistance, and I try to give all the help possible. Not forgetting that the beggar needs to eat, but also has a soul. To the offended woman I say: send me your husband, I will talk to him. But then, how many come to say that they are sad, that their lives are no good . . . Then I ask them: how long has it been since you went to confession? Because I know that sin is a burden, and the sadness of sin is a torment. I am convinced that what makes many people suffer is the lack of the sacraments. The sacrament is the divine within the reach of man: and without this nourishment we cannot live. I see grace at work, and that people change."

Days given in their entirety, on the streets or in the confessional, until nighttime. Where does he get the energy? He – almost shyly, as one speaks of a love – talks of a deep relationship with Mary, of an absolute confidence with her: "Mary is the act of total faith, in the abandonment beneath the Cross. Mary is absolute compassion. She is pure beauty offered to man." And he loves the rosary, the humility of the rosary, the priest of Canabière: "When I hear confessions, I often say the rosary, which does not prevent me from listening; when I give communion, I pray." You listen to him, intimidated. But then, should all priests have an absolute dedication, almost like saints? "I am not a saint, and I do not believe that all priests must be saints. But they can be good men. The people will be attracted by their good face."

Are there any problems, in streets with such a strong presence of Muslim immigrants? No, he says simply: "They respect me and this garment." In church, he welcomes everyone with joy: "Even the prostitutes. I give them communion. What should I say? Become honest, before you enter here? Christ came for sinners, and I have the anxiety, in withholding a sacrament, that he could bring me to account for it one day. But do we still know the power of the sacraments? I have the misgiving that we have excessively bureaucratized the admission to baptism. I think of the baptism of my Jewish mother, which in terms of the request of my grandfather was merely a formal act: and yet, even from this baptism there came a priest."

And the new evangelization? "Look," he says as we say goodbye in his rectory, "the older I get, the more I understand what Benedict XVI says: everything truly starts afresh from Christ. We can only return to the source."

Later, I glimpse him at a distance, on the street, with that black garment ruffled by his rapid stride. "I wear it," he told you, "so that I may be recognized by someone I might never meet otherwise. That stranger, who is very dear to me."
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Wow!

Thanks so much for this, I've been feeling the hate lately, the anti-Catholic vitriol,
now I feel like there are others out there, who share my faith, and it's enough to keep me going :)

Mary always, always responds to me, when I need her, I pray the Hail Mary, the other night she helped me through a very bad migraine.

She is the reason my Prader-Willi Syndrome daughter is still alive, and diabetes free, I usually pray to Mary for my motherly concerns, because it seems natural to do so, given that she was a mother, and is the Mother of Jesus, he is naturally bound to love her, and it takes nothing away from him, as the Son.
I pray to Jesus separately, and to God, separately, though I know they are the Trinity, and everything God knows, Jesus knows.


hf
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Hi K. hi,

I'll offer prayers for you daughter, my, how she must love you hf.

I am awake to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It's a special hour, 3:00 A.M., it is the hour of Our Lord's Resurrection (per private revelation).

Most everyone realizes, if you find yourself waking up
at 3:00 A.M., it's your guardian angel awakening you to
pray. Pray and fall back to sleep.

Yes, isn't it something, the story of Father Maria-Michael.



Mary


p.s. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, see, it isn't
Jesus or Mary or Jesus alone, we can speak to both of them
in prayer. You can too.
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Wait - did you just make that up ?
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no, a trinity is 4
... *cough.....
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Only Protestants proclaim Mary is God
.

They can't get anything right.

Hang on, Jesus is coming soon to enlighten you.
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good then, then the christians will be right, and i'll ask the man/god why he put so many idiot religions on the earth that say i am doomed for eternity, or coming back till i get it right, if i don't join them....
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Citizen,

I was teasing you, no hard feelings. You know the objection
of some who say we Catholics worship Mary. But, but...
she's not God. I like your avatar pic.


God bless you, flower


Mary
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Didache on Confession and Eucharistic Sacrifice
Posted by\\\ Dr. Taylor Marshall

The Didache is a magnificent little document that is likely the oldest non-biblical Christian text, dating to about A.D. 70-90. I came across one line that is a pure gold nugget of Catholic practice and doctrine:

On the Lord's own day, assemble in common to break bread and offer thanks (Greek: "to Eucharist"), but first confess your sins so that your sacrifice may be pure." Didache, 14.

Here we have an imperative for the Sunday obligation - to come together for the Eucharist. Next, there is an imperative that Christians "confess your sins". Thirdly, the act of "breaking the bread" is referred to as a "sacrifice". In all three regards, typical Protestant practice and theology diverges from this very early witness to Christian piety. We find that the early Apostolic Church already practiced an obligatory Sunday Eucharist, confession of sins, and belief in the sacrificial aspect of the Eucharist. \\
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no, a trinity is 4
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Only Protestants proclaim Mary is God
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They can't get anything right.

Hang on, Jesus is coming soon to enlighten you.
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good then, then the christians will be right, and i'll ask the man/god why he put so many idiot religions on the earth that say i am doomed for eternity, or coming back till i get it right, if i don't join them....
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Citizen,

I was teasing you, no hard feelings. You know the objection
of some who say we Catholics worship Mary. But, but...
she's not God. I like your avatar pic.


God bless you, flower


Mary
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0 yeah i was born with an ugly head but learned how to smile to make up for it ;O

to answer you question oi do believe what i posted... god has a shit load to answer for.. or more, on an eclectic rationalle?.. same thing.. different rainfall........

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Didache on Confession and Eucharistic Sacrifice
Posted by\\\ Dr. Taylor Marshall

The Didache is a magnificent little document that is likely the oldest non-biblical Christian text, dating to about A.D. 70-90. I came across one line that is a pure gold nugget of Catholic practice and doctrine:

On the Lord's own day, assemble in common to break bread and offer thanks (Greek: "to Eucharist"), but first confess your sins so that your sacrifice may be pure." Didache, 14.

Here we have an imperative for the Sunday obligation - to come together for the Eucharist. Next, there is an imperative that Christians "confess your sins". Thirdly, the act of "breaking the bread" is referred to as a "sacrifice". In all three regards, typical Protestant practice and theology diverges from this very early witness to Christian piety. We find that the early Apostolic Church already practiced an obligatory Sunday Eucharist, confession of sins, and belief in the sacrificial aspect of the Eucharist. \\
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Not supported by the Bible - only inspired books.

Paul was warning there were already antichrists at work in the church (God's people). Then in the book of Acts (70 AD) Simon Magus is identified as one such heretic-gnostic-maji.

There were at least two different Christianities going on. The synagogue of Satan was another identification of the false Christian church in those early days.

If it's not founded on the bible it is a false tradition, as is Rome's Church w/mary saints and vicar of christ.

Most who take even a brief look at Christianity can see this. There is no truth in the religion of the Roman Church.

No truth in Islam either, but it doesnt stop them. Of course most of Islam is in the Middle Eastern countries where conversion is against the law.
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The hatred for the Church only illustrates it to be the Church founded by Christ.
Love & Light from a Southern Lighthouse...
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The hatred for the Church only illustrates it to be the Church founded by Christ.
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12Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.
13The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread, and he will be a sanctuary; but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare. 15Many of them will stumble;
they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured.
16Bind up the testimony and seal up the law among my disciples. Isaiah 8
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Dysfunction and Denial are the result of "catholic theology".

Denial of The Gospel, Christ's Witness, The Father's Plan for man.



When I made my surrender Unto The Father, giving HIM control over every aspect of my life, I had to admit to HIM in my prayer "I don't Know how Jesus fits into your plan, although I Know HIM To Be Saviour and Redeemer and God The Son"..

Was raised and educated roman catholic you see... catholic schools since grade 1 through university. 30+ hrs of university theology and philosophy; taught by priests mainly.


Studied catholic theology and was never informed about Jesus to any degree beyond HIS Birth, Death, and Resurrection.


19yrs as a Born-Again, in Daily Communion (constant conscious-contact) With God; living my life In-HIM, Through-HIM, and As HE Willed my life to be. Never Guided to read or study Scripture, except some with my family. Only Guided to The Scripture once I Was Led To witness...


The Holy Spirit has always Been my Guide in understanding and finding Scripture; both to validate the Truth of my witness and lead me to Scripture that counters error.


the catholic dogma is "belief in church before anything else". There can be no error in "mother-church". Except, The Holy Spirit showed me Matthew 16 where rcc proclaims Christ anointed Peter as first pope. What God Revealed to me is HIS Witness Is Entirely Different...
13. When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.


17. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.



God does not "work" or employ HIS People to "save souls".
Look how Jesus Told The Disciples NOT to tell others HE IS Christ (v.20)

In Matthew 13 Jesus Witnesses HE Teaches using parables so people who try to rationalize their understanding of HIM with mental assent will NOT Understand "Less they do understand and I have to heal them" Matt 13:15


the rcc lies about Scripture and rationalizes it whenever it serves their purpose.

Jesus Witnesses "Who is my mother and brother? Only they who do The Will Of MY Father Which IS In Heaven".



Not like God's Will or The Witness of Christ Jesus matter one bit to catholics... all these poor demented saps worship is their church and its clergy. Praying to "saints" who never gave their lives Unto The Father, but served catholicism...


Many are called but few choose to act on their Love Of God enough to Trust HIM Fully with every aspect of their lives...
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From Matthew chapter 13, where Jesus Witnesses that HE Teaches with parables because therefore, only those who seek HIM with their hearts will "hear and see".

10. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?


11. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.


13. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15. For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.



16. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.





For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed;

lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.



It is not God's Will that "the world be converted".

It is not God's Will that "everyone understand".

The rcc Denies Christ and Father on so many levels and interferes politically and secularly on every level with matters that Christians are Guided By God not to take part in.


the rcc uses God as its rationalization, paying HIM only lip-service, lying and fostering deception, misunderstanding, and enabling God's enemy to obfuscate and Deny The Gospel...
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WHO IS Jesus' mother?


From Matthew 12....


46. While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

48. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

49. And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.




Only ONE WAY to Be Enabled To Do The Will Of HIS Father Which IS In Heaven....


Marvel not that I say unto you, Ye Must Be Born-Again! John 3:7


Only The Father Can or Will Give you "A New Heart Of Flesh" to replace your heart of stone. Ezekiel 36:26

Only The Father Can Bring you Into HIS Accord through A New Heart Of HIS Flesh Which is your Re-Birth and Re-Generation.
26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.



Jesus also Witnesses HE IS THE ONLY WAY UNTO The Father....
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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No hatred or anger toward catholics.

Most I've known are good-meaning souls who have Love For God in their hearts, but just are too afraid after a life of conditioning to trust any witness they hear that doesn't support the false-teachings of the rcc.



Numerous false-teachings can be examined, but what is the point?


These are The Final Moments. Those who made their decision to Trust God Fully and gave up their lives Unto The Father Abide In-HIM and all other Christians do not.

This is the Laodicean church age. Most Christians, (all who profess Christ for simplicity sake), have been conditioned by their denominational precepts and cannot find it in their heart to simply Trust God Fully.

Not much difference between the rcc and mainline reform denominations these days. None professes Christ to the degree and Truth they once did. All denominations are businesses and most clergy aren't really Believers.


St. Paul Witnesses to Timothy in 2nd Tim 2 that all those who would minister, teach, preach, etc "Ought First Be Partakers Of The Fruit" IE be Born-Again...
1. Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

6. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
7. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.




the apologist will again question me about which Bible version I'm using...

As a former catholic who has no church or denominational affiliation, and who was not indoctrinated in any other church or ministry, I can say I have no agenda except witnessing The Truth of my Born-Again Life.

No agenda but Witnessing God's Truth as I have Experienced Living It...


On the subject of Bible versions, many Christians are as wary of versions. Yet, no "version" can misconstrue or shade God's Witness to a heart that is Truly seeking HIM.

You won't Come Unto The Father because of your Bible study or education. Only those of Called heart are and can be HIS. Such is The Witness of Jesus Christ.

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