Image via Wikipedia I have come to admire the Golden Mouth, John Chrysostom, from a homiletic standpoint as well as an interpretative standpoint. He is sound in many of this thoughts, and although we may arrive at a different view of the Godhead, it would be difficult at best to find that difference in this […]
In studying Melito of Sardis, I happened upon his preaching on the Passover (which I am reposting for this Easter). This is the oldest surviving sermons outside of the New Testament, and as such provides much insight into the heart and mind of this little know Preacher. From time to time, I will offer segments […]
This week, I am going back through my old posts on Melito of Sardis. So, here we go, a bit more from his Passover Homily.
So no proof texting? The Scriptures are the word of God… inspired? Absolute Truth? When did the Pope become Protestant…? While Catholics believe the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it is true, one cannot take individual biblical quotes or passages and say each one is literally true, Pope Benedict XVI said. […]
Every written word of Scripture is literally “God-breathed” (II Tim. 3:16, John 10:35, Matt. 5:18, Rev. 22:18-19), and for our edification, not to confuse or mislead us, so it is not possible for God to breathe out a falsehood or even a possibly misleading statement based on limitations of human perspective. However, how far does […]
One of the things we must deal with concerning Textual Criticism is that God has inspired books currently not found in the canon, and essentially no longer exists. We know of several works from the Apostle Paul which he wrote but have been lost, which even the Fathers didn’t see.
“How do you know that the Book of Esther is the inspired Word of God and belongs in the canon of Scripture?” (HT)
Damian crafts and argument, then writes
Humanity, as a whole, seeks things larger then themselves. Those professing the name of Christ seek evidence of God supernaturally manifested before them, claiming to know God only by the miracles that He performs. Yes, for all of those that Christ miraculously fed, only 120 made it to the upper room on the day of […]
TROY, Kan. — Residents of a northeast Kansas town are mourning the deaths just hours apart of an elderly couple who were married 67 years. Arnita Yingling died in her sleep early Saturday at the family’s home in Troy. She was 93. Six hours later her 95-year-old husband, Lyle, died at a nursing home in […]