‘Make room for the Risen Lord’

Only God can solve our social ills–Tagle

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MONASTERIO DE TARLAC A huge statue of the Risen Christ on a hill in San Jose, Tarlac, has become the object of pilgrimage by Catholics during the Holy Week. Below the statue is Monasterio de Tarlac, where a relic of the cross on which Jesus was nailed is kept. EDWIN BACASMAS

Only if we let God into our lives can we break out of the “tombs” of poverty, injustice and violence into which we have fallen.

This was the call made by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday as Christians in the Philippines and around the world prepared to celebrate Easter Sunday.

In his Easter message, Tagle urged the faithful to allow God to transform their lives and help them solve their personal problems and the ills plaguing society, like hunger, unemployment, violence, injustice and corruption.

“There will never be any true resurrection from our individual, familial, societal and environmental ‘tombs’ if we do not allow God to act,” Tagle said. “Make room for God—He will raise us to true life with Jesus!”

The cardinal said: “In our brokenness as individuals and families, we often experience the need for an infusion of ‘fresh life.’ Unfortunately, despite human efforts, we still see in society, ‘tombs’ of hunger, unemployment, homelessness, violence, discrimination, injustice and corruption.”

He added: “It is time to look to God, the giver of life. Let us welcome the action of God who once raised a crucified Nazarean to life and made Him our hope, our Lord.”

 

The great mystery

Tagle, who recently returned to Manila after taking part in a conclave at the Vatican to elect a new Pope, urged the faithful to reflect on the Bible’s account of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. He said that only God “can lead us to the fullness of life in His presence.”

“The raising of the crucified Jesus is the action of God,” the cardinal said. “The resurrection, while happening on earth and in time, is a divine action. God alone, who is the author of life, sustains and restores life.”

“Only the giver of life can lead us to the fullness of life in His presence,” he added. “I am inviting everyone to behold the great mystery of the Resurrection: Jesus, who was put to death by human beings, was raised by God.”

 

Sin no more

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), reminded the faithful that Easter was the most joyous occasion in the Church’s liturgical calendar.

“Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead! Alleluia! Let us rejoice and be glad!” Palma said.

“We should rejoice and be glad because ‘Christ’s Resurrection—and the Risen Christ Himself—is the principle and source of our future resurrection.’ We shall not die. We shall rise on the last day.”

The CBCP president urged Catholics to live out their faith, to sin no more, and, if they falter, to seek absolution through the sacrament of reconciliation.

“Our future resurrection depends on our life of faith today, For ‘those who have done good will rise and live, and those who have done evil will rise and will be condemned,’” Palma said, quoting from the Gospel of John.

“Our rejoicing and gladness today must therefore be paired with a renewed and gladsome struggle to live our faith in thoughts, words, and deeds every day,” he said.

“And if ever we sin, let us return to God through the sacrament of penance, so that we may continuously experience and foretaste of our future resurrection by rising from the grave of sin to a new life of grace,” he added.

God’s blessings

Bishop Efraim M. Tendero, national director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, praised God for “showering His blessings upon our country.”

“The Philippines has become one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. Our leaders earned higher approval and trust ratings, and we are expecting solid investments to pour in,” Tendero said.

“We have made progress in the peace process, although somewhat imperiled by the situation in Sabah. Nevertheless, we can be assured that we can have greater development and progress in all areas of our national life as we put our trust in Christ,” he said.

Tendero was referring to the crisis in the neighboring territory of Sabah,  where dozens of people have died in clashes between Malaysian security forces and followers of the Sultan of Sulu, who claims that the territory belongs to the sultanate.

Tendero said Jesus Christ made possible the promise of an abundant life to each Christian “by restoring our relationship with God, giving wisdom and guidance in our daily lives and blessing us with our material needs.”

“May the incomparable and immeasurable power of Christ’s resurrection give us the confidence and ability to enjoy the abundant life that God has purposed for each of us,” Tendero said. “Let us put our trust in the reigning King who always lives to intercede for us.”

“If Christ is able to overcome the dominion of death and darkness, He is able to help us overcome whatever adversities and problems we may encounter,” Tendero said.

First posted 12:01 am | Sunday, March 31st, 2013

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  • browndarwinian

    ‘On the redemptive ‘love’ of Jesus. Though I say that there’s no definite historical evidence for this person’s existence because all the accounts of him are so discrepant, there are so many of them that I may be persuaded to concede that there perhaps could have been some such figure. I can even concede that there was this preacher who got in trouble with the Romans and got crucified. Sure. But it does not prove or even suggest that his birth was divine, or that his father was god, or that his mother was a virgin. None of these are remotely provable. They’re not even arguable. They can only be asserted. And claims asserted without evidence can be be dismissed without evidence.

    But suppose I accept these assertions. I then have to be told that the torture and sacrifice of an innocent person, which I did not ask for, which if I had been present it would’ve been my duty to try and prevent, commits me and I have no choice on the matter and that my sins are forgiven by this human sacrifice. Is it moral to believe that we can throw our sins and our personal responsibilities to a scapegoat? I submit, it is neither ethical for that person to make an offer to abolish our personal responsibilities or for us to accept such offer. Vicarious atonement is simply immoral. It’s throwing your sins onto an animal. It’s a primitive practice from the middle east. The repulsive, immoral idea of vicarious redemption. I can pay your debt. I can serve your sentence in prison. But I cannot take your responsibility from you. Because it would be immoral to do so. You’ve no right to ask it of me. You can’t shed that responsibility. The whole basis of morality requires that you face it and take it upon yourself.

    Anyway it’s kindly offered to me. I give all these objections. It’s highly implausible. I don’t really believe the story. I didn’t ask for it. And having considered it, I would rather carry on and try to live a decent life without it. I will say ‘No, but thanks for asking.’ [‘Oh no sorry. You didn’t quite hear us the first time. It wasn’t an offer. You refuse it on pain of death or eternal punishment (h€ll).] So there’s no COERCION?’ – Hitch

    • pepito gwaps

      I think you never read the bible. Please read if you are free. And dont skip the part where Jesus told the diciples that lucky who believe without seeing…Many of Jesus disciples wrote stories about him and even they live and died in different places and in different times their stories reflect the same man whom we called as Jesus Christ. You must ever believe that without Jesus Christ teachings the world will always be at Chaos. All will be following the barbaric means to survive. Nobody will believe
      that we should love our neighbhor as we love ourselves. If you ever read the life of Mother Teresa you will witness a woman who followed Jesus teaching saintly and joyfully which is to love others even more than herself.

      • Benedicto Nathan

        Hmmm. The same man who said “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34) and from the same book that said “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7). I would concern myself not with Jesus Christ but his Father (which if you are a Catholic, that would also be him, the same person). The Old testament is literally full of passages of the Old testament god killing people, including women and children. From the first born of Egypt (he should have come and smite the bejeezus out of the Pharaoh, why pick on innocent children?) to the rape of Midianite women, support of Slavery, Murdering of peoples of different beliefs and the list goes on.

        Also, it seems you haven’t read nor is well informed of the real life of Mother Theresa too! Christopher Hitchens, basically researched everything about the life of Mother Theresa who is also one of the people who was invited by the Vatican to testify at the hearing on the beatification of this person, has spoke loudly against her:

        “”MT was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.

        “And she was a friend to the worst of the rich, taking misappropriated money from the atrocious Duvalier family in Haiti (whose rule she praised in return) and from Charles Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan. Where did that money, and all the other donations, go?” ”

        Researchers allege missing funds for humanitarian work and home for the poor that did not offer the medical care they required, leaving many to die. And that the supposed miracles attributed to her were either fabricated or falsified.

        Since you asked us to read the bible, I will read it again and again and again to remind myself of these atrocities god did to these hapless, people.

      • pepito gwaps

        I respect your view. The mosaic law is very hard to comprehend that even the Pharisee accused Jesus of violating them. There is no way for me to scrutinize and understand them because Jesus simplified those teachings already through the golden rules and by his examples. As he said He come to enforce the will of his Father..
        ..You can read anything but pls. dont believe on all things that you have read because ” Satan also can make his own scriptures.”

      • Benedicto Nathan

        Basically, whatever our differences are we could agree that “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” which is basically part of every tenet or rule. Secular and religious. Do you agree to that?

      • pepito gwaps

        Yes. I agree but it depends to the situation. I could agree with you if your beliefs whether religious and secular are based on universal truths and not harmful to peaceful and loving human being. The right belief should promote peace, love, friendship and unity. If you have it, I can agree with you. I despise other beliefs which are not reasonably clear. There are some beliefs out there that lead to a blind faith and hate towards fellow human beings. Beliefs that can triggers destruction and annihilation.However, even the mysteries that pertain to God are beyond our naked comprehension and knowledges, still we can put ourselvesin a less proximity to God, by trying our best to be kind and generous to others especially to the poor and oppressed. Peace be with you!

    • Komen To

      In court, eye witnesses’ accounts of a crime are accepted, even without physical evidence. Read the bible and go to law school. Now tell me what is your physical proof that you are the great grand son of your great grand father?

    • CommonSens6

      You’re in the wrong house my friend. Try the one next door… the one that says
      welcome to hell. Cheers!

      • browndarwinian

        ‘Why would a wish-fulfiller (you) invent the inferno. Well i think it’s pretty obvious. It’s for other people to go to. There’s a very old rhyme that goes like this: “We are the pure and chosen few, and all the rest are damned. There’s room enough in hell for you – we don’t want heaven crammed.” We know what the muslims think for men (72 virgins). Apparently for women, you know what they get? They get their husbands back. Nothing man-made about that, right? The Church, at least the christian church, once said one of the pleasures of Paradise is surveilling and relishing the torments of the damned. When we’re talking about wish-fulfillment, we’re talking about the very unpleasant of primate species to which we belong and the self-interests and fantacies that it will continue to generate.’ – Hitchslap

  • Noel

    This question has been in my mind for a long time now. Did Jesus resurrect Himself or was resurrected by God?

    • pepito gwaps

      He resurrected other people like Lazaru from death so it is very clear He can resurrect Himself as He is Son of God and there is no question whether His ressurection had God the Fathers approval since we believe that they are ” One”.

      • Noel

        But the Bible states that Christ was resurrected by God yet Christ is God so why should He be resurrected by another God?

      • pepito gwaps

        You are confused because you never believe on the mystery of Trinity. 1x1x1 = 1

      • geminimind

        The father,the son and the Holy Spirit are one when you become God.

      • Noel

        Christ’s resurrection has nothing to do with Trinity.

      • Noel

        Smart response. Is it not 1+1+1?

      • geminimind

        Jesus and the Almighty God have become one.( “I and my father are one”)

      • Noel

        One in what? Did it say in one God? The verse that you referred to means the Two are in one accord…in taking care of the flock.

      • geminimind

        One as God.

      • Noel

        Since you were the one who mentioned the verse, please quote the verse and show it says “One as God”.

      • CommonSens6

        Noel, do you know what your name means? It means “Christmas”. I don’t know if you’re Catholic but the “Trinity” is peculiar and inherent to the Catholic dogma and is the foundation of the Catholic faith. Faith basically means believing in something that are not seen or fully understood. The “Trinity” is a very tough concept to understand for non-Catholics and I’m not sure most Catholics fully understand it either. If I may suggest, please avail of the internet to research on the topic “trinity” or talk to a Catholic priest and ask him to explain the concept . Lastly, not to confuse you, for Catholics there is only one GOD… but GOD has three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Cheers!

      • geminimind

        The answere to your longing is “THE CHART OF YOUR SELF”
        look for ascended masters teachings and visit THE SUMMIT LIGHTHOUSE.
        ,

      • CommonSens6

        I’m sorry, are you addressing me?

      • Noel

        The teaching that the Holy Spirit is God was only created by the Catholic Church at the Council of Constantinople in 381 A.D. (cf. Discourses on the Apostles’ Creed, p. 206).

        The doctrine of Trinity is unscriptural. In fact, the complete formulation of this teaching was declared only at the 11th Synod of
        Toledo in 675 A.D. (cf. Fundamental of Catholic Dogma, p. 53).

        “The term ‘Trinity’ is not found in Scripture,… The invention of the term is ascribed to Tertullian.” (Systematic Theology, p. 30)

      • CommonSens6

        So what’s you’re point? Are you saying the 1.2 billion Catholics should convert to your religion? Or are you just making an argument because you want to?

      • pepito gwaps

        as if you want to say there is no Filipino before the Spaniards came. Don’t literally comprehend that if a thing is just discovered today it means it never exist before..Actually, the church defined “Trinity” for the sake of comprehension to help the faithful. The 3 personas comprise the whole bible stories and supported the fact that they are really “one”. The “Trinity” existed since time memorial not because they have just invented them…

      • Noel

        “The doctrine of the
        Holy Trinity is not taught [explicitly] in the [Old
        Testament]”, “The formulation ‘one God in
        three Persons’ was not solidly established [by a
        council]…prior to the end of the 4th century”
        (New
        Catholic Encyclopedia)

        “The doctrine is not taught explicitly in the New
        Testament, where the word God almost invariably refers to the
        Father. […] The term trinitas
        was first used in the 2nd century, by the Latin theologian
        Tertullian, but the concept was developed in the course of the
        debates on the nature of Christ […]. In the 4th century, the
        doctrine was finally formulated”. (Encyclopedia
        Encarta)

        “Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit
        doctrine appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his
        followers intend to contradict the
        Shema in the Old Testament: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our
        God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4). […] The doctrine developed
        gradually over several centuries and through many controversies.
        […] by the end of the 4th century, under the leadership of
        Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and
        Gregory of Nazianzus (the Cappadocian
        Fathers), the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the
        form it has maintained ever since.
        (Encyclopædia Britannica)

        “One does not find in the NT the trinitarian
        paradox of the coexistence of the Father, Son, and Spirit within
        a divine unity. (Anchor Bible Dictionary)

    • jpeter262

      The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a part of the Plan of God for mankind. There are two God head presently revealed in the Bible — The Father and the Son, and they are one. Not Trinity.

      When Jesus Christ prayed to the Father:

      – – – “”that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. (John 17:21-23)

      Jesus Christ agreed to save mankind from the penalty of death in cooperation with the Father. As all mankind sin and the penalty is death. Sin is a transgression of the law.

      When asked to prove that He is the Messiah Jesus Christ answered:

      – – – “”An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matt 12:39-40)

      Jesus Christ died on Wednesday before sunset and was risen on Saturday before sunset to prove that He is the Messiah — 3 days and 3 Nights.

      • Noel

        Let’s look at John 17:22 which many suppose is teaching that “the Father and the Son are one and the same” our Lord Jesus Christ, praying to the Father, simply said in the verse:

        “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one” (New King James Version)

        This statement, as you will see, does not in any way teach that Christ is Himself the Father and vice versa, as how others interpret the verse.

        Verses 9 and 20 of that chapter inform us that Christ was then praying for the believers or true Christians:

        “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. … I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word” (Ibid)

        As part of His prayer for the believers, Christ then said to God in verse 22, “that they may be one just as We are one.”

        First, if we were to accept the interpretation that Christ here was teaching that “He and the Father are one and the same” then we would also have to accept the absurd and unbiblical conclusion that Christ is praying that
        all Christians become one and the same when he said “that they may
        be one just as We are one.”

        Without isolating the phrase “We are one” in John 17:22 from its proper context, the message of Christ’s prayer is very clear and does not result in an absurdity:

        “My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as you and I are, Father—that just as you are in me and I am in
        you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me. The
        glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be
        one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be
        perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me” (John 17:21, Living Bible; John 17:22-23, New American Standard Bible, emphasis ours)

        It is clear therefore that the “one-ness” being referred to by Christ in His prayer is neither His alleged being “one and the same” with God, nor His supposed being God also as the Father is, but His having “one heart and mind” with the Father or their “unity” .

      • jpeter262

        Trinity cannot be found in the Bible. Though it was resolved in the Council of Nicea by a pagan Emperor Constantine in 325AD and become a part of the doctrines of Catholic and adopted by the Protestants, it is still unclear to most of the so called “Christians” of today

        While the Holy Spirit plays a vital role in accomplishing God’s purpose, it is never described as a person in the same way as the Father and the Son are. For instance, in the opening verse of nearly all Paul’s epistles, there is a greeting similar to one used in Rom 1:7, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 and 2 Cor , Gal, Eph, Phil, Colossians, 1 and Thess, and Phil all open with an identical phrase 1 and 2 Tim and Titus open with a slightly modified version of it. Additionally, 2 Pet, 2 John and Jude open with similar phrases. The point is, none of the books of the New Testament opens with anything even approaching a Trinitarian greeting, linking the Holy Spirit with the Father and Christ as a separate and distinct personality.

      • cowan2325

        Matthew 1:20
        “But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit”….you can start with this verse…

      • jpeter262

        Thanks cowan 2325 my friend.

        The Holy Spirit, from the evidence found in the Bible, is not a person in a supposed Trinity. The Holy Spirit is the very nature, presence and expression of God’s power actively working in His servants.

        – – – “”So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to
        Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. (Zech 4:6)

        – – – “”But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, And of justice and might, (Micah 3:8)

        In the New Testament, Paul referred to it as the spirit of power, love and a sound mind.

        – – – “”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Tim 1:7)

        Informing Mary that Jesus would be supernaturally conceived in her womb, an angel told her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you and defined it as the power of the Highest.

        – – – “”Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:34-35)

        Jesus began His ministry “in the power of the Spirit”

        – – – “”Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee,and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. (Luke 4:14)

        We can have a more understanding of the Holy spirit as the
        power of God from the 105 Holy Spirit verses in the Bible.

      • cowan2325

        well, first of all the verse said the “ONE” that is to be conceived by the Blessed Mother comes from the SPIRIT…that’s what the angel told Joseph in his dream…the SPIRIT then is the source of the WORD WHO became flesh,.right? The LORD fondly says HE came from the FATHER…but as you can see in the verse, HE also came from the SPIRIT…just remember, this is GOD that we are looking at…not another human being…if you can accept that GOD has no beginning and no end, why is it so hard to believe the TRINITY?

      • jpeter262

        Let us be like the Berean — Check the Bible, the word of God if it is so. The Bible verses must never contradict each other but rather
        explain, magnify or clarify each other.

        1. Trinity doctrine was never preached by Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Neither any of the prophets and/or all writers of the Old Testament and the New Testament. It was only resolved in the council of Nicea in 325 AD influenced by pagan emperor Constantine and followed by the Catholic and later on the Protestants. Trinity never ever preached in any of all the early Church of God congregations.

        2. Trinity doctrine will contradict the teaching of Jesus Christ about His Father:

        2 a. When Jesus Christ teach us to pray, will He be referring to the Father or to Himself?

        – – “”Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done (Luke 11:2)

        2 b. When Jesus Christ preached the True Gospel, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God — who was the one who sent Him, will it be the Father or Himself?

        – – – “”He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” (Luke 4:43)

        2 c. Jesus Christ calling His Father on the ninth hour before He died. He cannot just call Himself.

        – – – “”And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matt 27:46)

        3 c. When there is a Son there must be a Father.

        – – – “”which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, (Romans 1:2-3)

        4 c. The Holy Spirit is not the third God Head as explain in my reply before this. There are only two God Heads revealed in the Bible. God the Father and God the Son Jesus Christ and they are one.

        – – – “”that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. (John 17:21-23)

        5 a. There are many more verses in the Bible that can answer your question as to why it is hard to believe the TRINITY.

        So many Christian are now confused that the Presbyterians are now having a different concept replacing the Trinity doctrine.

        Let us focus on the True Gospel, Gospel of the Kingdom of God and/or Heaven.

        – – -“”And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:14)

      • cowan2325

        agree that the Bible shouldn’t contradict itself…so, find me a verse that says it is GOD the FATHER WHO created the heaven and the earth…because when you read genesis it says there it is the SPIRIT of GOD WHO made the heaven and the earth…and later on you’ll find in Isaiah that it it the SON WHO made them…so how can you reconcile those verses if ever you’ll find a verse that says that it is the FATHER instead?

      • jpeter262

        Ganito iyan kabayan. kalimutan muna natin sandali ang
        nadinig natin tungkol sa Trinity. It will only confuse our understanding of the Bible. There are only two God Head revealed. God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is The power of God as explain in the previous comments.

        – – – “”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made (John 1:1-3)
        – – – “” And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

        All things were made THROUGH Him (not BY Him). Lahat ng ginawa ay sa pamamagitan ni Jesus Christ. There was an agreement between the Father and the Son in the creation.

        The WORD became flesh . . . . as the ONLY BEGOTTEN of the Father.

        Jesus Christ is the SON, and He has a FATHER.

        The Word is Jesus Christ and He was with GOD the Father and
        Jesus Christ is God. (John 1:1-14)

        What Isaiah said is right. It was the Father who created the heaven and the earth through Jesus Christ. Genesis is also right, the Spirit of God, the power of God created the Heaven and the Earth. We don’t
        know how much power God has. We can only measure it by what we can find in the Bible.

      • cowan2325

        agree again, kabayan…we should only dicuss what is in the Bible…first, what the Bible speaks of is the “SPIRIT of GOD” and not the “SPIRIT of GOD the FATHER” who created the heavens and the earth…and in Isaiah, GOD spoke of the SON as:

        8 But about the Son he says,

        “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
        a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
        9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
        therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
        by anointing you with the oil of joy.”[e]

        10 He also says,

        “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
        and the heavens are the work of your hands.

        no point in arguing about “through” or “by” HIM either…Isaiah made it clear WHOSE work the heavens and the earth is…just like in Genesis, that it was the SPIRIT of GOD who made the heavens and the earth…so the SON of GOD and the SPIRIT of GOD both made the heavens and the earth…is the Bible just emphasizing the power of GOD here? nope…it’s how HE reavealed HIMSELF… also as a SPIRIT and as a SON…just as the SON revealed the FATHER…that’s why you cannot be baptized in the NAME of just the FATHER and the SON…but also in the NAME of the HOLY SPIRIT…that made HIM complete…

        no one has seen the FATHER…but the SON has made HIM known…so did the SPIRIT…told you, we are not looking at a mere mortal when we read the Bible..the heart has a better capacity to understand the meassage of the Bible than the mind…

      • jpeter262

        My good friend at list we agree on something. I really don’t know how long we can continue discussing the topic on Trinity. I am enjoying the
        discussions myself.

        Up to this stage I cannot buy Trinity for the reasons already mentioned in my comments. In summary: In the beginning Jesus Christ is the Word, the Logos, the Spokesman. He was with God, the Father and He was God. Everything was made through Jesus Christ. The Holy spirit is the power of God not a Third God Head. We could not find any verses from Genesis to Revelation that can contradict this.

        Trinity is not in the Bible and up to now confuses most of the “Christians” to the point that Presbyterians have now a different
        concept replacing the concept of Trinity.

        Jesus Christ is not willing to reveal yet the nature of God to either/or to both of us.

        – – – “”All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the SON WILLS TO REVEAL HIM (Matt 11:27)

        Jesus Christ came preaching the True Gospel, the Gospel of
        the Kingdom of God for that purpose He was sent by the Father

        – – – “”I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” (Luke 4:43)

        – – – “”And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:14)

        Jesus Christ died to save us from the penalty of death for sinners. All of us sin except Him. Sin is the transgression of the law. That is
        how important the Ten Commandments are. But most “Christians” are claiming it is done away. Catholic rearranged the Ten commandments to fit their doctrines. Keeping Sun day as Lord’s day and ignoring Idolatry.

        Jesus Christ died on Wednesday before sunset and was risen
        on Saturday before Sunset to prove that He was the real Messiah:

        – – – “”An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matt 12:40)

        Jesus Christ is coming back as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Those who will be qualified as Saints shall reign with Him in the resurrection.

        – – – “”But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. (Rev 20:5-6)

        LET US WATCH AND PRAY:

        – – – “”Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36)

      • cowan2325

        i think that it is not correct to just make reference to GOD the FATHER whenever you see the word “GOD”….you did it in the genesis verse and you did it again in the John verse…in genesis, the Bible never mentioned any FATHER…so with the John verse…the WORD was with GOD (no FATHER there) and the WORD was GOD…

        take a look at this…

        John 15:26

        “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me

        in this verse, the LORD told the apostles that the SPIRIT HE will be sending will come from the FATHER…but isn’t it that in Joseph’s dream, the angel told Joseph that the baby the Blessed Mother has conceived came from the SPIRIT? and in so many verses you’ll find the LORD saying HE came from the FATHER?

        Luke 12:10

        And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

        This verse quoted the LORD…and by some mortal definitions, blaspheme means “Speak irreverently about God or sacred things”…well, isn’t this teaching or revelation came from the LORD?

      • jpeter262

        You have a good point ‘adre. As I said in my last comment I cannot see any verses that contradicts the two God Head, God the Father and God the Son that were revealed from Genesis to Revelation. The big picture of the Bible was also presented.

        These are some of the contradicting teachings of most “Christians”
        associated with the theory of Trinity. You can give your opinions if you want to.

        1. The good guys will go to heaven. It is written in the Bible that we will inherit the earth.

        – – – “”Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth (Matt 5:5)

        2. The commandments are done away. Most “Christians” still observed the nine except the Sabbath Law. The Catholic disregard idolatry as well.

        3. Catholic and other “Christians” believed that Jesus Christ died on Friday and risen on early Sunday day morning. To prove that He is the True Messiah, Jesus Christ gave the sign of 3 days and 3 nights as of the prophet Jonah. (Matt 12:40). It should be Wed before Sunset to Sat before Sunset.

        4. Most “Christians” are preaching the wrong Gospel. Jesus Christ and the Apostles preached the True gospel, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. (Luke 4:43, Matt 24:14)

        5. “Christians” observed the pagan practices of Christmas, New Year, Easter, etc. The Real Christians must observe what is written in the Bible, the Seven Annual God’s Holidays (Sabbath) like the Feast
        of Tabernacle, Atonement, Unleavened Bread, etc together with the weekly Sabbath. (Leviticus)

        6. Jesus Christ has a long hair

        – – – “”Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? (1 Cor 11:14)

        7. and many more.

      • cowan2325

        the gospel is the good news that GOD came down from heaven to be with HIS people and to save them from hell…with HIM came a new covenant…a covenant of love and humility…and faith…for those who want to be saved by work, there’s the first covenant…but the second one is by faith…through the LORD…some Bible reading “Christians”, or so they say, never recognize that “way” to heaven…they try to shift back and forth to the old and the new testament trying to justify their foolishness…they couldn’t learn the gospel or intentionally ignore it…

        about the sabbath and unleavened bread and idolatry…the LORD summed up the ten commandments into two…love GOD above all else and love thy neighbor…the Catholics know WHO their ONE and ONLY GOD is…HIS NAME is JESUS…and everytime they pray it is the NAME they call…the NAME they bow their heads and bend their knees to…not baal…you think GOD is offended with that?

        if the LORD finds it a mortal sin to blaspheme the HOLY SPIRIT, that should be something you should think about…because the ONE who said that is GOD HIMSELF…and blasphemy is an offense only attributed to GOD…hence, the LORD is actually revealing that the HOLY SPIRIT is GOD…right?

      • jpeter262

        Thanks for sharing those teachings.

        Jesus Christ died to save us from the penalty of death as sinners. All of us sin except Him. Sin is the transgression of the law. That is
        how important the Ten Commandments are:

        – – – “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
        On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt 22:37-40)

        – – – “”Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” He said to Him, “Which ones?” Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear
        false witness,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'(Matt19:17-19)

        – – – “”For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You
        shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Romans 13:9)

        – – – “”You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any
        grudge against the children of your people, but you
        shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. (Lev 19:18)

        The first four is about Loving God. The next five to ten is about
        loving neighbor.

        Jesus Christ did not break the Law. He magnify the law. He
        further explained, clarified and performed, fulfilled it.

        – – – “”Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. (Matt 5:17)

        To think about it, why do so called “Christians” is saying the commandments were abolished. They still follow all the Ten
        Commandments except one, the Sabbath Law and like the Catholic, they keep Sun day, day of the sun as Lord’s day.

        Just for curiosity – – Why do you observed Sunday?

      • jpeter262

        As you agreed with me, all the verses in the Bible must not
        contradict itself. The New Testament clarify the Old Testament and vice versa. Let the Scriptures clarify itself.

        – – – “”All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16-17)

        The True Gospel is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Jesus Christ preached it. The Apostles preached it. The early Christians heard and preached it. Today only little flock preached the Truth, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. That is the Good News.

        – – – “”Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The
        time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15)

        – – – “”I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” (Luke 4:43)

        – – – “”And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:14)

        – – – “”As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Gal 1:9)

        As mentioned in my other comments, we are not going to heaven. – – What are we going to do there?? We are going to inherit the earth. On earth, if we are going to be qualified as Saints then we will be with Christ in the First Resurrections as priests of God and of Christ.

        – – – “”Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. (Matt
        5:5)

        – – – “”But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy
        is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. (Rev 20:5-6)

        LET US WATCH AND PRAY:

        – – – “”Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted
        worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36)

      • jpeter262

        You are asking: . . . . Catholics know WHO their ONE and ONLY GOD is…HIS NAME is JESUS…and everytime they pray it is the NAME they
        call…the NAME they bow their heads and bend their knees to…not baal…you think GOD is offended with that?

        The answer is YES!!

        If we pray in the name of the True Jesus Christ of the Bible, I should say then that God the Father would love it.

        – – – “” that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. (1 John 4:9)

        – – – “” God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; (Heb 1:1-3)

        – – – “”God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: (Romans 8:3)

        1. Jesus Christ of the Catholic died on Friday and was risen on early down of Sunday. That is not Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The only sign according to Jesus Christ Himself, to prove that He was the Messiah was 3 days and 3 nights — Jesus Christ died Wed before Sunset and was risen Sat before Sunset

        – – – “”An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish,
        so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matt 12:40)

        Most so called “Christians” are now confused on
        the Sabbath during the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

        Joseph of Armentia has to give His new tomb before Sunset of that Wednesday because of the coming sunset Sabbath. That Thursday Sabbath was the First Day of Unleavened Bread and is a Holiday (Sabbath of the Lord). Friday is the only time the women can prepare the spices. Saturday before Sunset Jesus Christ was risen as a proof that He is the Messiah – – 3 days and 3 Nights. On Sunday early morning when the women went to the tomb He was not there because Jesus Christ was already risen.

        – – – “”Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord. (Ex 13:6)

        – – – “”But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him (Mark 16:6)

        2. The Catholic Jesus Christ has long hair. Jesus Christ of the Bible doesn’t have long hair

        – – – “”Does not even nature itself teach you that
        if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? (1 Cor 11:14)

        3. Jesus Christ of the Catholic is a part of Trinity. The Bible only revealed two God Head, God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ.

        “Protestants and Catholics today are increasingly unsure of what they believe. Many of today’s churches now acknowledge that doctrine in only a vague and watered-down manner. Presbyterian officials “voted to allow the denomination’s churches to use the phrase ‘compassionate mother, beloved child, and life-giving womb’
        instead of ‘Father, Son, and Holy Spirit’ when referring to the Trinity”

      • cowan2325

        ok…so the ONE WHO died on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday is our JESUS… and yours was someone who died on a wednesday and was risen on a saturday…and that was JESUS CHRIST of the Bible? and whenever we call on the NAME of that ONE who died on Good Friday, GOD would be offended? nope…you are wrong…the one WHo died on Good Friday was also the ONE who had been telling you that it will be a mortal sin to offend the HOLY SPIRIT…and you know what? you have offended the HOLY SPIRIT by not acknowledging the GOD that is HIM…you don’t love GOD…it is more important for you to guess when the LORD died and say you have a better understanding of the HOLY SCRIPTURE, than follow HIS teachings…look closer…our JESUS has the HOLY SPIRIT with HIM…yours doesn’t…

      • jpeter262

        I cannot argue with your Jesus Christ. Who stayed only Two
        Nights (Friday night and Saturday night) and one day (Saturday day)

        Jesus Christ from the 4 different versions of the Bible gave Himself a sign, THE ONLY SIGN to prove that He is the Messiah, the Saviour and the Christ – -THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS. – – Thursday day, Friday day, and Saturday day (3DAYS); Thursday night, Friday Night and Saturday Night (3 NIGHTS).

        We got to understand that the reckoning of the Bible’s 24 hour-day is from sunset to sunset. I hope we will not get confused with the present Roman Calendar of midnight to midnight.

        – – – “”Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet: for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall the Son of man be THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth. (Matt 12:38-40) (ASV)

        – – – “”Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said
        to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth. (Matt 12:38-40) (NKJV)

        – – – “”Then some of the scribes and Pharisees, hearing this, said to
        him, Master, we are looking for a sign from you. But he, answering, said to them, An evil and false generation is looking for a sign; and no sign will be given to it but the sign of the prophet Jonah: For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the stomach of the great fish, so will the Son of man be THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth. (Matt 12:38-40) (BBE)

        – – – “”Then answered him some of the scribes and Pharisees, saying,
        Teacher, we desire to see a sign from thee. But he, answering, said to them, A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it save the sign of Jonas the prophet. For even as Jonas was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, thus shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS. (Matt 12:38-40) (Darby)

        Celebration of Easter is a pagan practice honoring the god of fertility, Estar. Easter egg and Easter bunny is a sign of fertility. They multiply very quickly.

        YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YET AN ANSWER TO MY QUESTION – – WHY DO YOU HAVE TO OBSERVE SUN DAY FOLLOWING THE DOCTRINE OF MAN IN LIEU OF THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH
        FOLLOWING THE COMMANDMENT OF THE TRUE GOD OF THE BIBLE??

      • jpeter262

        You said:
        . . . . . they try to shift back and forth to the old and
        the new testament trying to justify their foolishness…………..

        It is written in the Bible:

        – – – “”For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 2 (1 Cor 1:26-28)

        The gospel you mentioned is just created by man.

        The TRUE GOSPEL is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Jesus Christ preached that Gospel. (Mark 1:14-15) The Apostles, the Christians of the Bibles, the Biblical Churches of God, The present Christians’ little flock are all preaching the same gospel of the Kingdom of God and/or Heaven.

      • cowan2325

        so what else have you learned about the Kingdom of GOD other than the HOLY SPIRIT is not GOD and the LORD dies on a wed and had risen on a saturday? tell me more about that Kingdom if you really have learned the Gospel…

      • jpeter262

        Please don’t believe me but believe your Bible. It is not what we learned but it is what God the Son revealed to us. (Luke 10:22); (Matt 13:13).

        To get started on a deeper study of the Kingdom of God we have to read and meditate all the red letters, the word of Jesus Christ of the Bible, especially the sermon on the mount and the parables. Reference also is needed in the Old Testament as Jesus Christ Himself inspired the prophets and writers. Read also the whole book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to John. This Kingdom of God will be preached and the end will come.

        – – – “”And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:14)

        Jesus Christ is coming back very soon as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth. Christians who will be qualified to be Saints will be with Jesus Christ in the First Resurrection and be with Him a thousand year.

        – – – “”This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. (Rev 20:5-6)

        All mankind will be given a chance to understand the Bible. Each has their own time according to the will of God. The Muslim, the Atheist,
        the pagan, the Buddhist, the so called “Christians” and others who
        have no chance to read and understanding the Book.

        – – – “”And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. (Rev 20:12)

        During the millennial rule of Jesus Christ, Satan, the god of this evil world will be bound. What an ideal world to live in. Imagine the world where every one will follow the Laws and Statutes of God. Where every one will live God’s way of Love.

        – – – “”who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. (Rev 20:2-3)

        Towards the end of the millennium Satan the Devil will be released again to deceived the people before His final judgment, to be burned
        in the everlasting fire with the false prophet and the other angels, a third who rebel against God before the creation of Adam.

        – – – “”How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! (Isaiah 14:12)

        There is no guarantee on those who will be in the millennium directly taught by Jesus Christ and the Saints that they will be in the
        Wonderful World Tomorrow. Some of them still be deceived by the power of Satan, like that of Adam and Eve. Also the case of the Israelites who directly dealing with God in the wilderness when they came out of Egypt and only those below 20 yrs old at the time where allowed to enter the promise land under the leadership of Joshua.

        Then came the final Judgment of God separating those who have no chance of living the Gods way of life to be burned and perished, but not forever punishment. Those who will be qualified will live in the Wonderful World Tomorrow as prophesied in the Old Testament.

        – – -“” He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:2-4). Read also Daniel, Jeremiah, etc.

        “THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN
        HEAVEN.”

        Thanks for the opportunity.

      • cowan2325

        ok…have it your way…but the LORD revealed to the Catholics that the HOLY SPIRIT is GOD…..and that’s what we have learned about the Kingdom of GOD…and we have learned it by heart…no room for doubt…must be because of the gifts of HS…

      • jpeter262

        No one can force you to accept the Truth. Unless God will
        revealed it to you and allowed you to accept it.

        I can only share with you what is revealed to me through the word of God, the Bible. Hoping that someday, somehow those things will help you just like the mushroom, at the right time and temperature it will come out and became crystal clear.

        – – – “”And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind?
        Will they not both fall into the ditch? (Luke 6:39)

        Bible scholars are claiming that the first pope was Simon Magus the sorcerer. Simon Peter never went to Rome. Apostle Paul was assigned to the Gentiles. Peter was assigned to the 12 tribes of Israel.

        Judas Iscariot as one of the 12 original Apostles, preaching and healing the sick. In the last supper Jesus Christ asked him to perform his role:

        – – – “” Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him (John 13:27-28)

        A Catholic priest Malachi prophesied Pope Francis could possibly be the last pope. Based on what he is doing, he has a very important role to perform in the coming of Jesus Christ to establish the Kingdom of God on earth.

        – – – “”And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. (Rev 17:3-6)

      • cowan2325

        told you…the HOLY SPIRIT is GOD..that is just as much as true as the LORD died on the cross…obviously you are the one that needs to get some Bible lessons from the LORD HIMSELF… your degree with the Bible scholars is getting you in a worse situation…what do Bible scholars got to do with the Bible?

      • jpeter262

        Don’t get excited my good friend. We are just trying to share ideas about our understanding of God based on what was revealed to us by God the Father through His Son. Bible scholar helps in the same manner that donkey was used by God to send the message if needed.

        – – – “”but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.(2 Peter 2:16)

        I just want to do my part while I can in the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. The Gospel that Jesus Christ preached. It is also needed to be preached now in all the corner of the world before the end of this age. It is imperative since we are fast approaching the 6,000 yrs from the creation of Adam.

        Thank you very much for your precious time with me and don’t worry about my question on your practices of Sunday if it is burden.

      • cowan2325

        thank you too…again, the Kingdom of GOD has the HOLY SPIRIT as GOD…that’s the truth that no one can deny…that’s part of the gospel…about the Sunday, you live by work, we live by faith…we don’t have to doubt…whether Jonah and the fish has something to do with our faith, doesn’t matter…we believe in the LORD, in the HOLY TRINITY and easter sunday…we believe in the BLESSED MOTHER as well…you think ours is far from the Bible? i don’t think so…

      • jpeter262

        Thanks for your patience. .

        You can maintain your understanding of God through faith from what you hear and what you read. He will judge us by what is in our hearth.

        God is not saving us now. He is just preparing those who will be in the First Resurrection, as King and priest to be with Jesus Christ in the millennium. (Rev 20:5-6). Nice if we can make this as our goal. Each one of us has each own time when the Book will be open to us. (Rev 20:12)

        With the will of God, my faith is relying on reading the Bible and other references that can assist my understanding of God. Just like the Berean find out if it were so:

        – – – “”. . . night to Berea. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. (Acts 17:10-11)

        The True Gospel is the Gospel that Jesus Christ Himself preached, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God for that purpose He was sent by God the Father (Mark 4:43)

        Sunday observance is contrary to the Ten Commandments Seventh Day Sabbath rest (Lev 23:3; Ex 35:2)

        – – – “”And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.(1 Cor 13:13)
        – – – “”For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:3)
        – – – “”Do we then make void the law through faith?
        Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law. (Romans 3:31)

        The only sign that Jesus Christ is the Messiah is 3 days and 3 nights (Matt 1:38-40. That Jesus who was risen contrary to this is a false Messiah, false Christ.

        There is no such thing as Trinity in the Bible. The two God Head revealed are God the Father and God the Son. Holy Spirit is the power of God and never refer to as God Head. (Reference previous comments)

        You said. . .
        . . . . you live by work, we live by faith . . .

        James, the Lords’ brother said:

        – – – “” But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe–and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that FAITH WITHOUT WORK IS DEAD? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is JUSTIFIED BY WORKS, and not by faith only. (James 2:18-24)

      • jpeter262

        Jesus Christ died on the cross to save mankind on the penalty of death.

        All sin except the Son. Death is a penalty of sinners. Sin is a transgression of the law. That is how important is the law, the Ten Commandments, to us

      • cowan2325

        as i have posted a verse earlier, it says there that the WORD WHO became flesh came from the SPIRIT…if the WORD WHO became flesh is GOD, what does it make of the ONE the WORD came from? and where did that SPIRIT came from?

      • jpeter262

        We can only discussed what is being revealed to us in the Bible. Jesus Christ in His 3 1/2 years of ministry preaching the True gospel,
        the Gospel of the Kingdom of God reveals the Father and the Son and also the plan of God to mankind.

        – – – “”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb 13:8)

        – – – “”Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” (John 8:58)

        – – – “”All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father
        except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.(Matt 11:27-28)

        – – – “”No one has seen God at any time. The only
        begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has
        declared Him. (John 1:18)

        The Word, Jesus Christ is the God of the Old Testament who gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. God the Father created every thing through Jesus Christ. He was from the beginning with the Father

        Jesus Christ will be with the Saint when He come back as King of Kings and Lord of Lords in the Resurrection.

        – – – “”But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years (Rev 20:5-6)

      • jpeter262

        Thanks for pointing out those things.

        As we go further in our deep study of the Bible we can see more of the relationship of the two Godhead as revealed. Other verses can explain further those verses and will never contradict each other.

        Jesus Christ was with the Father from the beginning. Everything was created through Him and Jesus Christ is God. He was the Word, the Spokesman and the Logos.

        – – – “” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John 1:1-3)

        – – – “” And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

        Yeah Jesus Christ was praying for the believers and True Christians, the Saints who will be with Him in the First Resurrection:

        – – – “”But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. (Rev 20:5-6)

        Jesus Christ will be the First of many brethren.

        – – – “”For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29)

      • Noel

        What is spoken of in John 1:1, 14 as being with God in the beginning is the “Word.” Hence, in order to understand the real message of John 1:1, 14, we should first clarify the meaning of the term “Word.” Does it really refer to a ‘pre-existent Christ’ as others allege? No. The Holy Scriptures prove instead that the “Word” refers to God’s
        “promise” to send His Son, which He “announced” before:

        “Which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the
        holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh” (Rom. 1:2-3, New American Standard Bible, emphasis ours)

        “Which He announced before through His prophets in holy writings—concerning His Son, (who is come of the seed of David according to the flesh” (Rom. 1:2-3, Young’s Literal Translation, emphasis ours)

        Moreover, Ryrie Study Bible explains that logos, the Greek equivalent of the term Word” in John 1:1, 14, means a “thought or concept” p. 1599). These terms—promise, announcement, thought, concept—refer to things that are abstract, not yet concrete, or not yet “made flesh” This is similar to a blueprint for a house, which is only a plan and not yet a constructed material house. Clearly, then, the term “Word in John 1:1, 14 is not Christ Himself but the “foreknowledge’*’
        or plan of God concerning Christ:

        Foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, he has
        been manifested in the last times for your sakes.” (I Pet. 1:20, Confraternity Version, emphasis ours)

        This pronouncement of Apostle Peter that Christ was “foreknown before the foundation of the world” explains the statement in the Gospel according to John, “In the beginning was the Word.” Hence, what was there in the beginning was not Christ Himself but God’s “Word” or foreknowledge of Him.

        “Foreknowledge” is defined by the dictionary as “knowledge of a thing before it happens or exists? (Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, p. 717).

        If Christ had already been existing before the foundation of the world, then there would not be any need to “foreknow” Him. Therefore, the fact that Christ was foreknown before the foundation of the world
        disproves His so-called pre- existence.

        What does the clause “And the Word became flesh” mean then? The “Word” which was only a thought or plan in the beginning was fulfilled when Mary gave birth to Jesus (Gal. 4;4) who is “truly human” (I Tim. 2:3 , Contemporary English Version”) or “indeed flesh” (Gen. 6:3).

        4But when the time was right, God sent his Son, and a woman gave birth to him. His Son obeyed the Law, (Gal. 4:4, Contemporary English Version)

        We should not forget that it was the ”Word” which became flesh and not God Himself. John 1:1 & 14 therefore does not in any way teach that God became man or that Christ is God incarnate.

        So why then did Apostle John state in John 1:1 that “the Word was God”? It is because God is almighty or powerful (Gen, 35:11), and so are His words (Luke 1:37). Thus, “the Word was God” indeed, but not in the sense that the “Word” is another divine being aside from God, but that it possesses the qualities and attributes of God. In John 1:1 the word “God” in the clause “the Word was God” is used not as a noun but as an adjective. That is why in other renditions of the Bible, such as Moffatt and Goodspeed, John 1:1 states: “The Word was divine”

        The Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine. (John 1:1, James Moffatt New Testament)

        In the beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the
        Word was divine. (John 1:1, Goodspeed New Testament)

      • jpeter262

        Thanks for sharing your point.

        You quoted:
        “Which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh” (Rom. 1:2-3, New American Standard Bible, emphasis ours)

        Is this son Jesus Christ? If He is the Son He has a Father, isn’t? Will that be the Father that Jesus Christ always refer to in the New
        Testament in His 3 1/2 years of ministry, the Father Jesus Christ is praying to (refer to the Lords prayer). The Father He called when He was in the cross before His last breath.

        In John 1:

        In the beginning was the Word, the Logos, the Spokesman. He was with God and He was God. Everything made through Him –Everything made through Jesus Christ

        – – – “”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8)

        When He come back He will be King of Kings and Lord of Lords — Refer to Revelation

        The Saints who will be qualified in the First Resurrection will be with Jesus Christ :

        – – – “” But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. (Rev 20:5-6)

    • regd

      All Three resurrected Jesus.

      The Father resurrected the Son (Acts 7:31),
      The Holy Spirit (Rom 8:11 ‘Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead’),
      The Son resurrected Himself (JN 2:19 ‘destroy this temple and in 3 days I will raised it up’).

  • anu12345

    Why let him die in the first place, if resurrection is in order?

    • riza888

      To show that we have a redeeming, not a rescuing, God.

      That is one of the key revelations inside of the resurrection and is the one we perhaps most misunderstand: Have a genuine faith in Jesus, and you will be spared from life’s humiliations and pains! Have a genuine faith in Jesus, and prosperity will come your way! Believe in the resurrection, and rainbows will surround your life!

      Would it were so! But Jesus never promised us rescue, exemptions, immunity from cancer, or escape from death. He promised rather that, in the end, there will be redemption, vindication, immunity from suffering, and eternal life. But that’s in the end; meantime, in the early and intermediate chapters of our lives, there will be the same kinds of humiliation, pain, and death that everyone else suffers.

      • anu12345

        Thanks for the kind response.

    • Komen To

      How can show the power over death if you will not pass thru it? How can you resurrect one who does not die? Die from your sins and you will live a life with Christ

      • anu12345

        How can you resurrect one who does not die?

        Exactly my question.

    • regd

      You need to kill your old self to better understand this.

      • anu12345

        You’re right. I don’t understand why God supposedly sent his ‘own’ son to a suicide mission then when the son was crucified he gasped, “father, father, why have you forsaken me?” Looked like the son was not properly briefed about the mission.

        And why sent the son from ‘scratch?’ Meaning, why was not he sent as already a full grown person? Humankind was lucky his mother did not have a miscarriage during that difficult night when he was born. And whatever happened to the humankind when he died, was the mission successful? The story is not clear on that.

  • rictanedo

    walk the talk..just like pope francis

  • geminimind

    Know and make use of the Ten Commandments in your daily lives.

    • regd

      There is no love your neighboor there. It say’s ‘you cannot bear false witness against your neighboor’ hence if they are not your neighboor you can.

  • batangsulpok

    Bakit di gawin ni Tagle ay imbitahan lahat ng pulitiko at mga taong nakaupo sa gobyerno na para pagmisahan niya at doon siya mag-sermon tungkol sa corruption, malaman na kung may susunod?

    • prince_janus

      sa ngayon di lang mga pulitiko ang mga corrupt! halos lahat ng tao sa mundo ay pahirap na rin sa kapwa!

  • $18209031

    Seremonyas at palabras taga anos. Whats up with these pomp and circumstance since the Kachilas introduced the catholic religion ? At pagkatapos mag nanakaw na naman sa kapwa tao at sa trabaho . Walang kaibahan mga kapatid sa Cutud !!

  • farmerpo

    “There will never be any true resurrection from our individual,
    familial, societal and environmental ‘tombs’ if we do not allow God to
    act,” Tagle said. “Make room for God—He will raise us to true life with
    Jesus!”

    Do pray tell us Cardinal, how any one can disallow GOD to act? How can one make room for GOD? Anyone who can disallow GOD to act is above GOD, or my understanding of granting permission to do anything is in the leader not the follower is totally upside down.. I put my GOD above me, I love my GOD more than me, I believe and have faith in what my GOD do and where HE/SHE might want to dwell. How can I not allow my GOD to act, or make room for HIM/HER?

    • Komen To

      It is when you disobey God that you disallow Him to act. It is a figure of speech. When Adam disobeyed God, he disallowed God to act on His original plan for mankind. God has plans for each individual, but He gave us liberty to choose to follow or not

      • browndarwinian

        ‘Once you assume a creator and a plan, it makes us objects, in a cruel experiment, whereby we are created sick, and commanded to be well. I’ll repeat that. Created sick, and then ordered to be well. And over us, to supervise this, is installed a celestial dictatorship, a kind of divine North Korea. Exigent, I would say, more than exigent greedy for, uncritical praise, from dawn until dusk. And swift to punish the original sins with which it so tenderly gifted us in the very first place. An eternal, unalterable, judge jury and executioner, against whom there could be, no appeal. And who wasn’t finished with you, even when you died.

        However! Let no one say there’s no cure, salvation is offered, redemption, indeed, is promised, at the low price, of the surrender of your critical faculties. Religion, it might be said, must be said, would have to admit, makes extraordinary claims, but though I would maintain that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, rather daringly provides not even ordinary evidence for its extraordinary supernatural claims. To insist that we are created and not evolved, in the face of all the evidence.

        Religion forces nice people to do unkind things, and also makes intelligent people say stupid things. Handed a small baby for the first time, is it your first reaction to think, “beautiful, almost perfect. Now please hand me the sharp stone for its genitalia, that I may do the work of the Lord?” No. As the great physicist Steven Weinberg has aptly put it, in the ordinary moral universe, the good will do the best they can, the worst will do the worst they can, but if you want to make good people do wicked things, you’ll need religion.

        Religion, and in fact any form of faith, –because it is a surrender of reason, its a surrender of reason in favor of faith is a fantastic force multiplier. A tremendous intensifier, of all things that are in fact divisive rather than inclusive. That’s why its history is so stained with blood. Not just of crimes against humanity, crimes against womanhood, crimes against reason and science, attacks upon medicine and enlightenment, all these appalling things.

        There is no conceivable way, that by calling on the supernatural, you will achieve anything like your objective of a common humanism which is, I think you’re quite right to say, our only chance of — I won’t call it salvation.’ – Hitch

  • padre_damaso

    We can only break out of the “tombs” of poverty, injustice and violence only if GROW UP and start treating people with respect. Stop all these religious nonsense which causes people to discriminate people with different beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender.

    Appreciate your most probable ONLY LIFE, make a difference, and stop these presumptions about having another life after this.

    • boldyak

      if there is no life after this, why should I limit my self now? I can do anything that will make my family live a very comfortable life…i can steal, be a drug lord, why bother to be good?

      • padre_damaso

        bodyak, you are such a pitiful human being. are you telling me that the only reason why you are not stealing and selling drugs is because you want to ensure your afterlife? that you are not capable of compassion and empathy without a supreme being watching you day and night? then by all means stay in that delusion! you are a danger to society!

    • Sober_One

      Padre, there is indeed life after death. Jesus proved this when He resurrected. The historical facts of His resurrection is acknowledged by both religious and secular scholars including one of the founders of the Harvard Law School, Simon Greenleaf.
      God made us to last forever. This was acknowledged by the wisest man ever alive in the book of Ecclesiastes when he said that “God planted eternity in the hearts of men.”
      So one day, we all have an appointment with death when our heart will stop.
      But our spirit will live again and we will be with Jesus forever in heaven on one condition: if we BELIEVE and TRUST in Him. He said this emphatically in His own words, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live again.” Jesus offered His life for our sins because we cannot save ourselves.
      So if you believe in His words, our death will no longer be the end, but only a transition. May you have a blessed day, Padre.

      • padre_damaso

        sorry, but dont fool yourself. Mentioning one or a couple of noted individuals believing in resurrection doesnt make it true. I’ll tell you one genius who doesnt believe in your Christian God — Albert Einstein, a physicist. Now would I be able to sway you straight away from your belief? If I tell you however that more than 90% of leading scientists reject the notion of god, and in the same percentage, reject immortality, would that sway you?

        The last time I checked, Simon Greenleaf is a lawyer. Now do I base my belief on a lawyer in matters regarding the impossibility of an afterlife? Would you trust a lawyer to prepare a diagnosis on your internal diseases? A lawyer to prove the physical improbability of rising from the dead?

        Extraordinary claims such as rising from the dead requires extraordinary proof my friend. I gave up my Santa Claus belief as soon as I aged 5, zombies a few years later. I think you have some growing up to do.

  • zeroko

    Only if we jail corrupt officials in the government will we have prosperity. Only when we elect technocrats will we progress. Only when we make our Commissions, our Bureau devoid of political appointees who has no experience, and make seniority and qualificatons as the basis of promotion will we move forward. Only there and there will we reap the fruits of our labor. Too much politicking, to much political appointee will spoil what ever progress we have. Only when we hire real Filipinos to manage our government will we attain our goal, nothing more, nothing less. The Filipinos should take over the government and not the mongrels.

  • mamamiamia

    Mga Amiga at mga Hija! Happy Easter!

    • TGM _ERICK

      Salamat nang marami!

  • Komen To

    “… ills plaguing society, like hunger, unemployment, violence, injustice and corruption”

    If the beloved Cardinal Tagle can influence the public officials to remove corruption, this country may have a chance to be great again. I wish he could celebrate a mass before every SONA to remind our elected officials

  • bgcorg

    Jesus has risen from the dead! Alleluia! Put on the new Christ, Alleluia, and live the new life in faith, hope and love, Alleluia! Love and protect life in faith, Alleluia! Happy Easter to all! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

    • juanpedro de jose

      Nakadrugs ka ba pre o Lasing ka lang!…

  • browndarwinian

    Ask yourself: Which is more likely, that god(s) created men or that men created god(s)? I submit that religion is derived from our terror of death.

    ‘It will happen to all of us that at some point you’ll get tapped on the shoulder and told, not just that the party is over, but slightly worse: the party’s going on but you have to leave. And it’s going on without you. That’s the reflection I think that most upsets people about their demise. Alright then, because it might make us feel better, let’s pretend the opposite…Instead you’ll get tapped on the shoulder and told, “Great news, this party is going on forever. And you can’t leave. The Boss says so and he also insists that you have a good time.”‘ – Hitch

    • regd

      Hotel California?

    • cowan2325

      really? ask the suicidal maniacs…they think that living is even more terrifying…

  • UrHONOR

    PHYSICIAN, heal thyself.

    Relation with a god is a personal matter and must not be instructed to anyone since it is personal. Just as sex is personal, one does not instruct some one else how to best do it.

    Religion is a multi-billion business making it very attractive to many to venture in it. the bigger it is, the more profitable it gets.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Archbishop Tagle, are you telling us that the more than 80% Catholic in the Philippines have been living and believing in Jesus Christ without truly having him in their heart and mind? And that these 80% Philippine Catholics from President to the lowest elected Barangay Captain are just full of hypocrisy and lies for pretending to really follow the examples of Jesus Christ? And that the image of Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ and many Saints in their home is just for decoration and show? If this what it is, I support your call for these Filipino Catholics to start mending their ways and truly put loving Jesus Christ in action and not just in words. As far as I know, Jesus Christ was always poor, no mansion, never stole anybody’s money, never lied, never violent, never accepted or gave bribes, never a bigot and never deceitful.

  • Fancy Tan

    Please vote for the right candidates. No to “Family Dynasty”.

  • kasile

    Cardinal Tagle message should be directed to our politicians.

  • regd

    Happy easter to all!

    He has been to hell and back because of us. He will that none shall perish, He made that perfectly clear by completing the job. Awesome truth! Anybody who doesn’t want to be saved, it’s your choice and continue to live in misery (a world without God is hell anyway). Just understand that God has eternity to wait for you because that is His nature.

    • browndarwinian

      “There’s a difference between a deist and a theist. The deist (someone who believes in a creator that doesn’t intervene in human affairs) says: ‘It may not make sense without some kind of designer.’ The theist, says: ‘When I tell you what to do, I have god on my side!’ The theist claims he/she could tell what god wants of us, what length should I shave off the end of my penis if I’m a male (or of the clitoris if female), what the dietary laws ought to be, who I should sleep with and in what position. In other words the theist knows the ‘mind of god’ and when asked “what proof do you have”, he answers “because a holy book says so.”

      And since god doesn’t ever directly appear and say, “Do it this way,”it’s done for him (this is really convenient) by human-representatives who claim to act in his name. So the standard of proof of these representatives must be a great deal higher because the reason why this point is so important for them is because it would mean REAL POWER in the only world that actually exists by these so-called “representatives of God” over the rest of us.” – Hitch

      • Jomex

        I miss the Hitch

  • rombrown

    Happy Easter to ALL!!!

  • labuyo

    Happy easter

  • Fulpol

    Bishop Efraim M. Tendero, national director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, praised God for “showering His blessings upon our country.”.“The Philippines has become one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. Our leaders earned higher approval and trust ratings, and we are expecting solid investments to pour in,” Tendero said….

    —————————–

    what a political message on Easter Sunday.. LOL

    • farmerpo

      God’s blessing to the exclusion of all others, countries or otherwise… a nice example of interpretive discrimination… Happy Easter..

  • Albert Einstien

    i like the title ….but if it is indeed the ” lord ” cant he make a space for himself? & if he is that powerful why did he fell in the first place ? .to save us from our sins….why cant he just give amnesty if he truly love us , if he predetermined already the destiny of each & everyone ..why torment himself & bother hearing our prayers & sacrifice himself if he already predetermined destiny.. ….just food for thought…..lol

    • boldyak

      i think you need more reflections, and find out for yourself the answers to your questions…

  • virgoyap

    While we are still alive every “death” that happens in our lives there’s always a resurrection that is carried with it. HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYBODY!!!

  • boybakal

    ‘Make room for the Risen Lord’….God is Infinite, Boundless….
    What is room for.

  • josh_alexei

    Equality and Tolerance to Diffirent belief religions Concience and the freedom of choice will be determinants of a society that has Embrace the Superiority of God as Its founding Principle along with the Rule of Law. And the people should work together towArd becoming a society with moral and ethical standards based on Respect and equality.. Without Discrimination whatsoever and God gave us that Freedom to be Free..

  • juanpedro de jose

    Another Religion Nonsense!… Wake up Filipinos! We are hundreds of years behind to the advance society because of Religion…

  • Jomex

    Bill Gates, a godless atheist, has done more and given more than the Catholic Church. His foundation’s work in Africa dwarfs the Catholic church’s effort in alleviating poor people. So Tagle’s insinuation that we need a deity, specifically a Catholic God (old man with white beard with flowing white robe) to be good, to be able to do good, to be able to solve social ills, is a FALLACY. Red Cross, Medecins sans Frontieres, Foundation Beyond Belief are charitable organizations that help people without peddling faith are more successful than the Catholic Church. With Catholic charities, monies do not go all the way to the poor. part of that goes to the evangelization/conversion of the people to the Catholic faith. But with godless, atheists charities, you can be sure all the monies go to the poor. so stop donating to catholic charities, start donating to atheist charities! guaranteed the services go to the poor.

  • WoBushi

    Homilies without power don’t touch the heart and soul of men for them to understand and live the true meaning and value of the cross of Jesus at Calvary. The Catholic church is full of those homilies that only breed a faithful of starved faith and unchanged life.

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Saw a picture of this hot chick at FHM this morning Wow, something has risen, and it’s not jesus.

  • Garibaldi_II

    Life is hard; it’s not meant to be easy for those whose desires are endless. In life, things keep evolving, at times we forget Him when we’re merry and remember Him when we’re sad; other times, we curse heaven to console our grieving heart and ask Him for miracle when we’re confronted by the ugly face of a dreaded disease.
    My friend didn’t wait for the hearse to take him back in to the church. He went back in on his own volition only after knowing his earthen life was shortened. Money was not a problem; he could pay for his chemo expenses but chasing money was while he was robust. I’ve seen him make his wife tearful. Sometimes, he made it up for lost times with his wife, and many times he didn’t have the time. At 43, he was too young to end up having all the times for regret until brain cancer put him down at 45.
    I must admit that I doubted Him when problems and sadness engulfed me. But who am I to turn against Him? I ask Him for light when my road is dark, and thank Him to see the
    radiance of the day.
    Happy Easter to every one.

  • TGM _ERICK

    All the homilies are good. The problem is the sound system. One can hardly think deeply unless one is familiar with the gospel of the day. I would like to suggest a change in the Mass. There should be a 1 hour interaction with the celebrant regarding his homily. Baka kung sa ganuon at may pulitikong nakikimisa tamaan nang todo-todo sa interaction. hehehe.

  • shioktong

    The President is encouraging his people to be self sufficient & educated. To fight & elevate oneself from poverty. Uniting the people to work to progress.While on the otherside, cardinal Tagle is teaching the Filipino people to just accept life’s misfortunes such as hunger, unemployment, homelessness, violence, discrimination, injustice and corruption as if this is normal & this is his gods plan and just do nothing about it as if, its a sin to move ourselves from miseries. A clear words of deception from the church in order to maintain the ign0rance & stup1dity in this country.The president should charge Tagle of subversion. The most dangerous thing is not what most people think. It is the cancer in this society no other than the fray botod CBCP.Burn all the churches for progress.

    • cowan2325

      it’s not just the poor the good bishop is referring to…corruption too is a tomb…so is greed…so is oppression…some people may possess so much worldly riches they never earned honestly… is that something the poor should envy? He mentioned injustice as a tomb…who do you think is the oen inside the tomb of injustice? the victim or the perpetrator?

      • shioktong

        ” Unfortunately, despite human efforts, we still see in society, “tombs”
        of hunger, unemployment, homelessness, violence, discrimination,
        injustice and corruption. It is time to look to God, the giver of life,”
        he said.”

        “Despite of humans effort we are hopeless”. This is preposterous a clear words of deception. The church is selling false hope & lies.

        Lesson in life “Always the opportunity favor the prepared minds”.

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