By the end of his two-hour speech, Duterte called the unidentified woman from among the crowd to receive a copy of a book titled "Altar of Secrets," which exposed supposed corruption in the Catholic Church. … [Read more...] about News WATCH: Duterte kisses Pinay onstage in South Korea
If a Catholic cannot come to terms with the Sacrament of Reconciliation – probably on the mistaken belief that he has sunk too deep to merit forgiveness – may he instead rationalize his misdeeds by attacking the Church as a guardian of ethical behavior? … [Read more...] about Duterte rants on, calls God stupid!
Christian theologians continue to debate the doctrine of original sin. A dominant line is that original sin is a condition. That is, every person is born tainted with The Fall of Man. Original sin is not something a person commits by thought or deed. Rather, he carries the tendency of the first parents to fall for temptation. “The intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth.” In “The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended,” Jonathan Edwards notes that “youth” in that passage from Genesis 8:21 means for English speakers “from infancy.” Baptism restores man to God’s redemption, the chance for eternal life. … [Read more...] about Original sin, free will and Christians
“The Bible also did not say that the Lord sent the serpent to tempt Eve. I wonder where he (Duterte) read that? The sin was not only about the eating of the forbidden fruit, and it also did not say that it was an apple, and this created malice. This is related to having the ambition to be like God. But instead of being like God, we become distant from God,” the prelate said. … [Read more...] about Bishops: ‘Duterte’s tirades on God his own interpretations’
“We are representing 10 million people. I don’t believe the President will ignore this. Because once he ignores the collective wisdom of the body of Christ, this may lead to a kind of huge prayer rally that will design first to intercede and to... so-called spiritual warfare,” Villanueva said in an interview with ANC. … [Read more...] about ‘Duterte should apologize for insulting God’