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“MOM, I DON’T BELIEVE IN JESUS ANYMORE.” NEW POLL: 40% THINK JESUS NEVER EXISTED

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“MOM, I DON’T BELIEVE IN JESUS ANYMORE.” NEW POLL: 40% THINK JESUS NEVER EXISTED

A new poll in the UK shows that 40% of people think Jesus was a mythical figure and did not really exist. Based on polling data of 3000 people the article says: “More than a third of people (39%) thought Jesus was a mythical figure, rather than actually existing in history. This was particularly the case

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THIS IS A TEST On God

WHY REASON SHOWS THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE GOD WHY REASON SHOWS THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE GOD

One of the reasons why the doctrine of Divine Simplicity is so important is because once we know that God is simple, we can also know other important attributes about God. For example, from the notion that God does not consist of parts we can also know that there is only One God who must be

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4 WAYS PHILOSOPHY HELPS THE STUDY OF THEOLOGY 4 WAYS PHILOSOPHY HELPS THE STUDY OF THEOLOGY

Back when people tended to be wiser, the study of philosophy was REQUIRED before one went on to study theology. Many modern Christians however, don’t get this. Why do we need philosophy to help us understand God’s revelation? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about the 4 reasons why philosophy helps the study

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WHY IS GOD SIMPLE? THE REASON FOR DIVINE SIMPLICITY WHY IS GOD SIMPLE? THE REASON FOR DIVINE SIMPLICITY

Yesterday I released a video talking about the idea that God is simple. While it seems to me that far too many people either don’t appreciate or hold to this doctrine today, it is nevertheless the classical understanding of God in the Christian tradition. This has always been the Catholic position on the nature of

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WHY REASON SHOWS THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE GOD WHY REASON SHOWS THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE GOD

One of the reasons why the doctrine of Divine Simplicity is so important is because once we know that God is simple, we can also know other important attributes about God. For example, from the notion that God does not consist of parts we can also know that there is only One God who must be

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4 WAYS PHILOSOPHY HELPS THE STUDY OF THEOLOGY 4 WAYS PHILOSOPHY HELPS THE STUDY OF THEOLOGY

Back when people tended to be wiser, the study of philosophy was REQUIRED before one went on to study theology. Many modern Christians however, don’t get this. Why do we need philosophy to help us understand God’s revelation? In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about the 4 reasons why philosophy helps the study

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WHY IS GOD SIMPLE? THE REASON FOR DIVINE SIMPLICITY WHY IS GOD SIMPLE? THE REASON FOR DIVINE SIMPLICITY

Yesterday I released a video talking about the idea that God is simple. While it seems to me that far too many people either don’t appreciate or hold to this doctrine today, it is nevertheless the classical understanding of God in the Christian tradition. This has always been the Catholic position on the nature of

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WHAT IS THE DOCTRINE OF DIVINE SIMPLICITY? WHAT IS THE DOCTRINE OF DIVINE SIMPLICITY?

The classical understanding of God is that He is SIMPLE. That is, the Divine Nature does not consist of “parts” of any kind whatsoever. The implications that follow from the doctrine of Divine Simplicity are huge. From the notion that God is simple we can know that God is one, immutable, eternal, and immaterial.. But

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HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS TRUE HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS TRUE

One of the problems with people like Richard Dawkins and the other “new atheists” is that they lump all Christians into one category – the category of the gullible/”blind faith”/anti-intellectual “fundamentalist” and they think that by refuting such easy targets they have therefore debunked all of Christianity. But of course, this commits the straw man

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DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE? DOES GENESIS REALLY CONFLICT WITH MODERN SCIENCE?

A lot of people think that the book of Genesis conflicts with modern science. They assume that the creation account there along with the story of Adam cannot be reconciled with what we learn in cosmology or biology. But this is simply not true. Now there are in fact a number of things we do

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WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH

This is an important message for Catholic parents regarding raising kids in our secular culture. Taken from a talk delivered to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Men’s Conference 2017.   Get The Introduction To The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas program here. This course covers the following topics (and more): Why Philosophy is Important Why Aquinas’ Philosophy

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WHY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY WHY THE EVIDENCE SHOWS IT IS VERY FOOLISH TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY

Some people think believing in Christianity is unreasonable. Maybe they have never heard any good reasons in favor of it, or maybe they have. Nevertheless, what many of these people don’t realize is that the rejection of Christianity comes with its own set of absurdities. In this episode of Spiritual Combat, I’ll talk about why the evidence shows

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WE NEED TO GET READY TO DIE WE NEED TO GET READY TO DIE

Citing Augustine, St. Alphonsus Liguori says “God has not promised you tomorrow; perhaps He will give it to you and perhaps He will deny it to you as He has denied it to so many.” In the middle ages there was an entire genre of literature on the theme of “dying well”. St Robert Bellarmine’s

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Catholic Church Beatifies Famous Japanese Samurai Catholic Church Beatifies Famous Japanese Samurai

  On Tuesday Feb 7th 2017, the Catholic Church beatified Takayama Ukon, a Japanese Christian samurai and feudal lord who died in exile about 400 years ago after refusing to renounce his faith. According to Wikipedia, Ukon was expelled from Japan after the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the ruler of the time, prohibited the Christian faith.

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