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  • On this date in 1937

    12/13/2017 3:18:01 PM PST · 11 of 11
    vladimir998 to Bull Snipe

    A “good Nazi”: Hero of Nanking: John Rabe:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rabe

    Trailer for the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eic4y6DI5Ec

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOEkepgkaFo

    Iris Chang, a great historian, who wrote the English language book on the Japanese rape of Nanking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKWDr4K7V3I Sadly, Chang killed herself at age 36 leaving behind a husband and a two year old son. A really sad story. One of the things that lead to her depression was what she had discovered in her research on the rape of Nanking.

  • Omarosa fired, ‘Physically Dragged’ From the White House

    12/13/2017 3:08:13 PM PST · 64 of 79
    vladimir998 to VaeVictis

    “I have to wonder which part was true? She was forcibly removed but not actually fired until Jan 20? Knowing the news... some of this is embellished to make Trump look bad until the truth comes out.”

    They probably offered to pay her until January to try and get her to shut up. This woman, however, has perennially been a big mouth and easily offended. I knew she could be trouble for Trump.

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/13/2017 3:01:32 PM PST · 68 of 80
    vladimir998 to metmom

    “SP, along with the Catholic misunderstanding of what grace is, is the fact that they think it can be merited, or earned.”

    Honey, if you’re going to attack Catholic beliefs on merit you might want to use a passage that talks about someone other than Christ meriting: “which Christ merited by the sacrifice of the cross.”

    metmom, proving Hooked on Phonics still has a purpose among the anti-Catholic set.

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/13/2017 2:57:15 PM PST · 67 of 80
    vladimir998 to SkyPilot
    7) Dec. 13, 2017: “Wrong. The RCC does not teach Biblical Grace.”

    Error: There is a difference between Biblical teachings on grace and Catholic teachings on grace.

    Evidence: 1) SkyPilot offers no evidence of his own for his point. 2) As the CCC shows, Catholic teaching on grace is grounded in scripture.

    8) Dec. 13, 2017: “When I realized I was saved by grace, and not my own works/justification/sacraments/deeds, etc. - I was shocked and amazed by Christ's gift.”

    Error: SkyPilot suggests the Catholic Church does not teach that we are saved by grace and are instead saved by our own works.

    Evidence: As demonstrated earlier – from Catholic catechisms no less – the Catholic Church teaches we are saved by grace alone and that we are not justified by our own works/merits.

    9) Dec. 13, 2017: “When I realized I was saved by grace, and not my own works/justification/sacraments/deeds, etc. - I was shocked and amazed by Christ's gift.”

    Error: SkyPilot suggests “sacraments” are our “deeds”.

    Evidence: Sacraments were instituted by Christ – as is the constant teaching of the Catholic Church. Sacraments are HIS works, not ours. As the CCC notes:

    1127 Celebrated worthily in faith, the sacraments confer the grace that they signify.48 They are efficacious because in them Christ himself is at work: it is he who baptizes, he who acts in his sacraments in order to communicate the grace that each sacrament signifies. The Father always hears the prayer of his Son's Church which, in the epiclesis of each sacrament, expresses her faith in the power of the Spirit. As fire transforms into itself everything it touches, so the Holy Spirit transforms into the divine life whatever is subjected to his power.

    10) Dec. 13, 2017: “I posted the links to the RCC Catechism and pointed out the differences, but you are unable to discern these.”

    Error: SkyPilot makes the mistake of assuming his failure to demonstrate how Catholic and Biblical teachings on grace differ is somehow my fault to discern properly.

    Evidence: Logically, showing that Protestants have DIFFERENT views from Catholics in no way shows Catholics have different views from Scripture. That logically makes no sense. Even an atheist would realize that that might merely show that Protestants are the ones who differ with Scripture.

    11) Dec. 13, 2017: “The RCC says it is a gift, and then (in black and white) follows that with a bunch of nonsense and lies. I posted them. There is "this" grace and "that" grace....all of un-Biblical.”

    Errors: 1) SkyPilot says the passages in the CCC are “lies”. 2) SkyPilot says the detailed passages in the CCC are “un-Biblical” merely because they discuss “’this’ grace” and “’that’ grace”.

    Evidence: SkyPilot offered no evidence whatsoever that there was a single “lie” in the section he himself linked to. We will continually fail to do so as well. The passages which he dismisses as “un-Biblical” are in fact Biblical and cannot logically be considered “un-Biblical” simply because they discuss details about grace.

    12) Dec. 13, 2017: “Because the RCC teaches EXACTLY that error!”

    Error: This is what SkyPilot was responding to: “SkyPilot erroneously insinuated that the Catholic Church teaches that we are justified by something other than grace won for us by Christ on the Cross.”

    Evidence: The passages I posted from Catholic catechisms show that SkyPilot is wrong on this point. This is not a matter of opinion. The texts are there. SkyPilot has to essentially insist they do not exist to have a chance to be right. He is not even insisting on that.

    13) Dec. 13, 2017: “And you had a hissy fit because I excerpted paragraphs with .... between them for brevity.”

    Error: SkyPilot thinks I am upset he used ellipses.

    Evidence: I never once mentioned the ellipses. I mentioned the following: “SkyPilot literally created a paragraph out of texts drawn from the CCC by cutting entire passages, paragraph numbers. In other words, what was neatly and soundly laid out in the CCC was forced into a “hodge podge” by SkyPilot.”

    14) Dec. 13, 2017: “As if I was making things up from the RCC Catechism. Not true, and you know it.”

    Error: You are “mind reading”. That is a violation of board rules. Also, I did not say you were “making things up from the RCC Catechism”.

    Evidence: First of all, there is no such thing as the “RCC Catechism”. Second, I said “what was neatly and soundly laid out in the CCC was forced into a “hodge podge” by SkyPilot.”

    15) Dec. 13, 2017: “That is NOT justification based on Grace alone, through Faith alone. It is a bunch of nonsense and adds to God's Word.”

    Error: SkyPilot mistakes his own Protestant views for Biblical views and then assumes Catholic teachings are at variance with Biblical views because he mistakes what Biblical views are. Also, he erroneously believes the detailed teachings about grace in the CCC are a “bunch of nonsense and adds to God's Word.”

    Evidence: SkyPilot continues to completely fail in offering any evidence for his assertions. This will continue most likely. Protestant views were created in the 16th century. Logically they are latter day beliefs and not scriptural.

    Error: SkyPilot literally created a paragraph out of texts drawn from the CCC by cutting entire passages, paragraph numbers.

    16) Dec. 13, 2017: “I even posted the link for you above the excerpt, and still you are complaining.”

    Error: SkyPilot mischaracterizes why I complained.

    Evidence: I complained that he created a “hodge podge” and tried to foist it on the CCC.

    17) Dec. 13, 2017: “This passage was at the heart of the Reformation, and why Luther was excommunicated.” [i.e. James 2:24]

    Error: Why Luther was excommunicated. Evidence: No where in the document through which Luther was excommunicated – Exsurge Domine - is James mentioned: https://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/l10exdom.htm

    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/darmstrong/50-reasons-why-martin-luther-was-excommunicated

    18) Dec. 13, 2017: “By claiming that we are saved only by Faith+Works - you and the RCC are telling people "God owes me!"”

    Error: SkyPilot actually said I – or someone? – is claiming people are saved by “Faith+Works” and then goes on to say that is “Rubbish. And blasphemy.”

    Evidence: I believe we are saved by grace.

    19) Dec. 13, 2017: “You think that Hebrews 9:27 means the RCC is correct that we cannot know we are saved?”

    Error: SkyPilot mistakes why I cited Hebrews 9:27.

    Evidence: Here is what was posted by me in the previous post: [From the CCC] “Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death”

    Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10.

    [From the CCC] “in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven”

    Again, Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10.

    In other words, I cited Hebrews 9:27 to show we are judged at death. I did not post Hebrews 9:27 to “that Hebrews 9:27 means the RCC is correct that we cannot know we are saved?” How can SkyPilot literally miss this point when there are two clear statements to which I appended the Hebrews citation and neither one of them referred to “we cannot know we are saved”.

    20) Dec. 13, 2017: “Not that our Works save us!!!”

    Error: SkyPilot suggests that I am claiming we are saved by our own “Works”.

    Evidence: We are saved by grace and grace alone. I already posted passages from the CCC that clearly say that grace saves us and we do not merit salvation on our own.

    That's at least 20 errors in only three or four posts on your part.

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/13/2017 1:10:08 PM PST · 54 of 80
    vladimir998 to MHGinTN

    “Your hour is coming, accuser.”

    The hour is coming for all of us.

    “You will NEVER merit Heaven.”

    Not on my own. Thankfully, I’m not own my own. Christ is with me always.

    “Take your works and put some ice on that wounded massive ego.”

    You seem to be the one bleating here. Looks like the ego issue is entirely yours.

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/13/2017 1:07:12 PM PST · 53 of 80
    vladimir998 to SkyPilot

    Nothing that you posted changes the fact that what you posted yesterday as your “shock” and “amazed” comment was directly dealt with in the passages I posted from the Baltimore Catechism and The Catechism Explained.

    Thus, you should have known - if you were knowledgeable about the Catholic Faith - but you did not.

    Thus, we can start the list your requested based upon your own posted paragraph:

    List of SkyPilot’s Errors Concerning the Catholic Faith

    1) Dec. 12, 2017: “I was shocked and amazed that Grace is actually the unearned and awesome gift of Christ...”

    Error: SkyPilot insinuates that the Catholic Church taught otherwise (i.e. that Grace is not a gift of Christ.

    Evidence of SkyPilot’s Error: Baltimore Catechism #3: Q. 456. What do you mean by grace? A. By grace I mean a supernatural gift of God bestowed on us, through the merits of Jesus Christ, for our salvation.

    2) Dec. 12, 2017: “...who by His sacrifice and death I am justified.”

    Error: SkyPilot erroneously insinuated that the Catholic Church teaches that we are justified by something other than grace won for us by Christ on the Cross.

    Evidence of SkyPilot’s Error: As written in The Catechism Explained (1899):

    2. The Holy Ghost dispenses the graces which Christ merited by the sacrifice of the cross.

    The Holy Ghost produces nothing in addition to what Christ gained for us. He only increases and perfects that work of Christ; just as the sun when shining on a field does not sow new seed, but develops that which is already sown. A grace is a favor granted to a person who has, no claim to the favor of a sovereign grants a reprieve to a criminal under sentence of death, that reprieve is a grace. So, too, God acts with regard to man, granting Him numberless favors without any merit on the part of man (Rom. iii.24). These favors or graces may be temporal, such as health, riches, station; or spiritual, such as forgiveness of our sins. It is with the latter class of favors that we are dealing now, and it was to secure these for us that Christ consented to die on the cross.

    At least two so far.

    3) Dec. 13, 2017: “That is a bunch of hodge podge double speak.”

    Error: SkyPilot literally created a paragraph out of texts drawn from the CCC by cutting entire passages, paragraph numbers. In other words, what was neatly and soundly laid out in the CCC was forced into a “hodge podge” by SkyPilot. SkyPilot even says, “You believe in that mess of a stew in the Catechism posted in the link above.” In reality, the passages on grace in the CCC are not a mess nor a stew, but discuss a series of issues attached to grace and its effects on us.

    Evidence: the very link SkyPilot posted: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c3a2.htm

    4) Dec. 13, 2017: “You, like most Catholics, don’t believe in real Grace.”

    Error: First, SkyPilot is doing mind reading. Second, I do actually believe in “real Grace”.

    Evidence: I believe grace transforms a person. I do not believe in the merely juridical like grace that some Protestants de facto believe in. I believe Christ’s grace is so powerful that it transforms our souls and lives making us literally more like Christ rather than just making us forensically acceptable to God. That’s REAL GRACE.

    5) Dec. 13, 2017: “Not only does the RCC teach “Faith + Works” rather than Faith alone, the RCC teaches that you cannot know if you are saved until the point of your death.”

    Error: SkyPilot suggests that the Catholic Church teaches about the gospel in a way and about salvation in a way that is at variance with truth.

    Evidence: SkyPilot has repeatedly touted a nominal belief in sola scriptura. Yet, although a nominal believer in sola scriptura, he ignores passages that show:

    1) We are saved by grace which we receive for both faith and works. https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/faith-and-works-0

    2) As scripture tells us, and remember SkyPilot believes in sola scriptura, we are saved, being saved and will be saved. Salvation is not absolutely assured.

    “”Are you saved?” asks the Fundamentalist. The Catholic should reply: “As the Bible says, I am already saved (Rom. 8:24, Eph. 2:5–8), but I’m also being saved (1 Cor. 1:18, 2 Cor. 2:15, Phil. 2:12), and I have the hope that I will be saved (Rom. 5:9–10, 1 Cor. 3:12–15). Like the apostle Paul I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12), with hopeful confidence in the promises of Christ (Rom. 5:2, 2 Tim. 2:11–13).”
    https://www.catholic.com/tract/assurance-of-salvation Even not all Protestants believe in absolute assurance. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Believers-Conditional-Security-Eternal-Refuted/dp/0963907689

    6) Dec. 13, 2017: “Again, that isn’t even remotely what the Bible teaches about Grace and Salvation.”

    Error: SkyPilot says the following is not Biblical “even remotely”: “1022 Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven-through a purification 594 or immediately,595 — or immediate and everlasting damnation.596”

    Evidence:

    “Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death”

    Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10.

    “in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven”

    Again, Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10.

    “through a purification 594 or immediately,595 — or immediate and everlasting damnation.596”

    https://enterthenarrowgate.org/documents/Purgatory%20purification%20after%20death%20by%20fire.pdf

    Thus, there’s plenty of evidence that the statement and everything in it are perfectly Biblical. The error is entirely SkyPilot’s.

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/13/2017 12:16:30 PM PST · 49 of 80
    vladimir998 to MHGinTN

    In other words, you can’t refute post #42 either.

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/13/2017 6:18:18 AM PST · 42 of 80
    vladimir998 to SkyPilot

    “It was you sir who made the accusation against me:”

    Yes, and it was true, but that doesn’t mean I’ve kept a list.

    “All I asked was what specifically I said that proved I didn’t have knowledge of Catholic teaching.”

    I know what you asked for. And I told you I don’t have a list. And I think you know that’s reasonable.

    “I opposed them because they are teaching falsehoods that are not God’s Word.”

    I know your opinion.

    “I was taught in the Roman Catholic church that grace was a “process of justification.””

    I don’t think you were. Grace is a thing. A process is a process. Grace is the active and necessary ingredient but it is not the process itself. Right there that tells me you either don’t know what you’re talking about or whoever taught you did not know what they were talking about.

    “I was shocked and amazed that Grace is actually the unearned and awesome gift of Christ, who by His sacrifice and death I am justified. Through faith and by Grace, I am saved from Hell itself.”

    Shocked. Amazed. Really? I guess no Catholic ever shared even basic Catholic teachings with you then.

    Baltimore Catechism #3:

    Q. 456. What do you mean by grace?

    A. By grace I mean a supernatural gift of God bestowed on us, through the merits of Jesus Christ, for our salvation.

    See what I mean? Or how about:

    Q. 475. What is actual grace?

    A. Actual grace is that help of God which enlightens our mind and moves our will to shun evil and do good.

    Q. 476. Is grace necessary to salvation?

    A. Grace is necessary to salvation, because without grace we can do nothing to merit heaven.

    Or how about the Catechism Explained (published in 1899):

    2. The Holy Ghost dispenses the graces which Christ merited by the sacrifice of the cross.

    The Holy Ghost produces nothing in addition to what Christ gained for us. He only increases and perfects that work of Christ; just as the sun when shining on a field does not sow new seed, but develops that which is already sown. A grace is a favor granted to a person who has, no claim to the favor of a sovereign grants a reprieve to a criminal under sentence of death, that reprieve is a grace. So, too, God acts with regard to man, granting Him numberless favors without any merit on the part of man (Rom. iii.24). These favors or graces may be temporal, such as health, riches, station; or spiritual, such as forgiveness of our sins. It is with the latter class of favors that we are dealing now, and it was to secure these for us that Christ consented to die on the cross.

    SkyPilot, this one example proves my point. I need no other to show that you really don’t know what you’re talking about. Either you were terrible at learning about the faith or simply had terrible CCD teachers or whatever, but your errors today are directly traceable to your lack of knowledge then. You were “shocked” and “amazed”? It was right there in Catholic teaching and always had been. You simply didn’t know it - as you have admitted.

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/12/2017 7:17:33 PM PST · 16 of 80
    vladimir998 to SkyPilot

    “No, I wasn’t alive in the 50s. What specifically don’t I know?”

    I don’t keep a list, but I could have.

  • Roll Tide: All That Roy Moore And Doug Jones Can Do Now In Alabama's Senate Race Is Wait

    12/12/2017 7:07:11 PM PST · 19 of 44
    vladimir998 to Kaslin

    According to the NYTimes, with 81% of precincts in, Moore is ahead by only 6,000 votes. That doesn’t look good because I would think the cities (mostly Democratic) would be the last to get their totals in (I could be wrong).

  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/12/2017 7:03:51 PM PST · 12 of 80
    vladimir998 to SkyPilot

    If any of that was in the last 50 years, it means nothing in terms of what you actually know. You’ve proven this on multiple occasions.

  • Sam Dastyari quits Federal Parliament (Australia - Chinese "double agent")

    12/11/2017 6:39:33 PM PST · 3 of 8
    vladimir998 to naturalman1975

    Eventually, people in Australia will come to realize the Chinese are actively cultivating Muslims and Asians in Australia to act as fellow travelers, spies and as a Fifth Column.

    China has long term plans for Australia. And us too.

  • Report: 44,000 ‘unknown’ military personnel stationed around the world

    12/11/2017 5:00:51 PM PST · 5 of 73
    vladimir998 to Kalamata

    44,000????

    But, gee, I’m sure they would do a bang up job running health care for 320,000,000 people, right?

  • CNN: Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

    12/11/2017 3:53:03 PM PST · 22 of 145
    vladimir998 to Zakeet

    And Jim Acosta need to be FIRED! That jerk is the most rude s.o.b. pretending to be a reporter I have ever seen. He makes Sam Donaldson look like Miss Manners.

  • Suicide bombing suspect was a cab driver bent on revenge: cops

    12/11/2017 9:33:59 AM PST · 13 of 59
    vladimir998 to C19fan

    “US bomb Bangladesh??? That is news to me.”

    To a “radical” Muslim all of the Muslim world is “home country”.

  • Corsican nationalists win French regional election, push for autonomy

  • Fox News Poll: Enthused Democrats give Jones lead over Moore in Alabama

    12/11/2017 8:08:47 AM PST · 15 of 232
    vladimir998 to Hojczyk

    Another poll shows Moore up by 9 !

    A 19 point spread between polls???

  • New EmersonCollege Poll: Moore +9

    12/11/2017 7:40:34 AM PST · 56 of 122
    vladimir998 to woweeitsme

    “Sounds like the polls are starting to correct themselves so they can look like they were accurate. I never believed that Moore was EVER behind in this race.”

    But what’s weird is that the Fox poll shows Jones ahead by something like 10 points. How can there possibly be a 19 point difference between these polls???

  • Trump Sexual Harassment Accusers Unite for Press Conference, Interview with Megyn Kelly

    12/11/2017 5:36:16 AM PST · 22 of 35
    vladimir998 to ThinkingBuddha

    The ISIS attack in New York City this morning will knock this out of the headlines.

  • Explosion in Manhattan: 1 in custody, at least 1 injured (trunc)

    12/11/2017 5:31:13 AM PST · 3 of 43
    vladimir998 to God luvs America

    NYPD says it is ISIS related. Just saw it on FoxNews.