Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Believe Jesus, therefore, we obey the Church



Luther:
Why should unregenerate idolaters,
who put their faith in the papacy and religious ceremonies, instead of Jesus, be saved?
I don't know anyone like that. Certainly no Catholics. We place our faith in the Pope and religious ceremonies BECAUSE of our faith in Jesus.


It is just that I know, as I have read the scriptures
Its one thing to read the Scriptures. Something totally different to understand them:

2 Peter 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Sincerely,

De Maria

Monday, September 1, 2014

Jesus offered himself for us, and for us to offer


Lutero:

How can you offer a sacrifice that is not yours to offer. Jesus offered himself for us, not for us to offer.
Yes. For us to offer. Do you not know that we are the Body of Christ? Do you not know that we unite ourselves to Christ in the Eucharist and that we offer ourselves along with Christ as an acceptable spiritual sacrifice?
Getting Others to Heaven

1 Peter 2:5King James Version (KJV)

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1369 The whole Church is united with the offering and intercession of Christ. Since he has the ministry of Peter in the Church, the Pope is associated with every celebration of the Eucharist, wherein he is named as the sign and servant of the unity of the universal Church. Thebishop of the place is always responsible for the Eucharist, even when a priest presides; the bishop's name is mentioned to signify his presidency over the particular Church, in the midst of his presbyterium and with the assistance of deacons. The community intercedes also for all ministers who, for it and with it, offer the Eucharistic sacrifice:
Let only that Eucharist be regarded as legitimate, which is celebrated under [the presidency of] the bishop or him to whom he has entrusted it.191Through the ministry of priests the spiritual sacrifice of the faithful is completed in union with the sacrifice of Christ the only Mediator, which in the Eucharist is offered through the priests' hands in the name of the whole Church in an unbloody and sacramental manner until the Lord himself comes.192



Show me from scripture that we are to offer to God, Jesus. Thanks.
Hebrews 10:25-31

King James Version (KJV)

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.


1 Corinthians 5:6-8

King James Version (KJV)

Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Sincerely,

De Maria

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yeah, we believe it. Anything is possible with God


Lutero:

Of course they believe it. They believed the Veronica bit and made her a saint.
They believe anything their "rich history and tradition" and "years of discernment" have told them.
Yeah, we believe it. Anything is possible with God:

John 11:26

King James Version (KJV)

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

We believe the Church of which Scripture speaks:
Ephesians 3:10

King James Version (KJV)

10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

And we believe that God loves His Saints and will exhibit His power through them in life and in death:
2 Kings 13:21

King James Version (KJV)

21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

Sincerely,

De Maria
All Things Are Possible for God

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We consider it a wonderful exhibition of the power of God over life and death



Lutero:

WHY did those graves open up DeMaria?
Because they are the Saints of God. Just as St. Denis is a St. of God.

Psalm 116:15

King James Version (KJV)

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.


And were those who came out of the graves missing their heads?
That detail wasn't mentioned. 


God is not a "god" of the macabre!
You consider it macabre for a saint to walk with his head in his hands. We consider it a wonderful exhibition of the power of God over life and death. I don't consider it macabre that the Saints of God came walking out of their graves for the same reason. 

John 11:26

King James Version (KJV)

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Sincerely,

De Maria



Getting Others to Heaven

Friday, August 29, 2014

RISK JESUS: TAKE THE FIRST STEP. BRING A FRIEND.


When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hylton Memorial Chapel, Woodbridge, VA
Description:
Risk Jesus
“The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step toward Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 3).
“The beginning of fall provides us with an opportunity for a fresh start,” writes Bishop Loverde.  “While you prepare for this new season, will you renew and rediscover your faith?”
Join Bishop Paul S. Loverde for this unique opportunity to renew and rediscover your faith and to bring a friend or family member. A great opportunity for all Catholics, Risk Jesus ’14will emphasize witness and testimonials from keynote speakers: the “before” and “after” of their encounter with Christ and His Church, and how this encounter has transformed their lives on a daily basis.
“Following Jesus today means risk,” writes Bishop Loverde.  This September 27th, take the risk of drawing closer to Christ and His Church.  And as you do, take a step out of your comfort zone, and bring a friend!  In addition to the talks and music, attendees will have the opportunity to encounter Christ through a Holy Hour, Confessions and prayer, as well as speak with ministry leaders at the exhibit tables.
Speakers:
Jennifer Fulwiler
A committed atheist and skeptic from childhood, Jennifer Fulwiler became Catholic along with her husband Joe in 2007, a journey recounted in her new book, Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It (Ignatius Press, 2014). She has appeared on Fox and Friends, Huffington Post Live, The Journey Home, Life On the Rock, andThe Choices We Face.  She and her husband starred in a reality show called Minor Revisions, and in September she will launch “The Jennifer Fulwiler Show” on SiriusXM. A sixth-generation Texan, Jennifer was previously a web developer for a high tech company and now homeschools her six young children in Austin. She blogs at Conversion Diary.

Fr. Dwight LongeneckerBrought up in an evangelical home in Pennsylvania, Fr. Longeneckerstudied theology at Oxford University and was ordained an Anglican minister, serving in Cambridge and on the Isle of Wight.  Realizing that he and the Anglican church were on divergent paths, he and his family were received into the Catholic Church in 1995.  He spent the next decade working as a freelance Catholic writer, contributing to more than twenty-five publications in Britain, Ireland, and the US .  In 2006, he was permitted to receive ordination as a Catholic priest under the special provision for married former Anglican clergy.  A best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including his most recent The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty (Thomas Nelson, 2014), Fr. Longenecker is currently Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina, and blogs atStanding On My Head.

Fr. Juan Puigbo
Originally from Venezuela, Fr. Juan Puigbó was ordained a priest in 2001 and serves as a priest for the Diocese of Arlington.  He has coordinated many youth and young adult camps and retreats and has directed conferences, workshops and talks about lay leadership and youth ministry.  He also has experience in spiritual direction and vocational discernment.  Fr. Puigbó is a former Director of Hispanic Pastoral Affairs for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.  He currently serves as Parochial Vicar at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, a parish with over 16,000 members.

Marie MillerAcclaimed 23-year-old Catholic singer, songwriter and instrumentalistMarie Miller is a rising star from Front Royal, Virginia, whose music crosses stylistic boundaries.  The third of ten children, she began singing at the age of 7 and joined her family band, the Miller Sisters, when she was 12.  Signed to Curb Records in 2005, she has released two EP’s, Marie Miller(2006) and You’re Not Alone (2013).  Her 2013 single “You’re Not Alone” reached #1 on Billboard’s Christian charts, the music video appearing on VH1 and CMT.  Another single, “6’2”,” was featured on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, and “Unconscious” was part of the soundtrack to the movie Gimme Shelter.
Registration is $25 and includes the option to bring one friend or family member for free, and to register additional individuals for $10 each until September 12th (at which point additional tickets will be $20). If you select more than one ticket, we will be in touch to ask the name and dietary requirements of your guest(s). The Diocese of Arlington does not wish to turn away individuals for whom the cost of Risk Jesus ‘14 may present an obstacle.  Should you have need of scholarship assistance, please contact the diocese.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm
Hylton Memorial Chapel
14640 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA

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  • 7QT's Biblical reasons for prayer to the Saints



    Because the Saints are alive in Christ


    Scripture says:
    John 11:25... he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:


    Therefore,the Saints who died with Christ are alive in Christ


    Because we are one Body in Christ

    Romans 12:5
    So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.


    Whether dead or alive all the saints are one in Christ


    Because Scripture commands all Saints to pray for each other

    1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;


    Therefore, the Saints intercede for all men


    Because the prayer of a just man is very effective

    James 5:16.... The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

    The Saints in heaven are just men who have been perfected by God therefore, their prayers are highly efficacious.


    Because he that prays in the name of a Saint is acceptable to God

    Matthew 10:41...he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

    Therfore, those who honor God's saints will in turn be honored like saints

    Because, the Saints are our brothers in Christ

    Meet Your Mother: An Introduction to MaryGalatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law,  that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because  ye are sons,  God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

    All the Saints are sons of God and therefore, brothers in Christ


    Saints imitate Christ.

    Romans 8:34
    ... It is Christ that died,  yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

    Christ intercedes for us from heaven. Saints are Saints because they imitated Christ during their lives. They don't stop imitating Christ when they are in heaven.




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    Dead men can walk



    Calvino reference to St. James:

    So you believe that he walked with his head in his hands?


    Lutero:

    But they are worshiping myths.....is not this and  St. Vernonica an example...Mysticism all over the RCC.
    It is you who worship myths. If you don't believe that dead men can walk, what do you do with this part of your Bible?

    Matthew 27:52-53

    King James Version (KJV)

    52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
    53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

    Nothing is impossible with God.

    Sincerely,

    De Maria





    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Set all afire

    St. Paul is himself unmarried

    He that is unmarried
    cares for the things that belong to the Lord
    How he may please the Lord


    Lutero:

    Yet you take a suggestion--
    Exactly.
    a suggestion that Paul himself later said was not practical for everyone (1 Cor 7:9)
    So did Jesus:

    Matthew 19:11-12
    King James Version (KJV)
    11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

    12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

    --and turn it into a commandment.
    Really? When?  The Church calls it a discipline.


    At the same time, you ignore other commandments also purportedly from Paul (1 Tim 3:2,12; Titus 1:5-9).

    The passages in Titus and 1 Timothy indicate that one who is not married is not eligible to be a bishop or a deacon at all.
    And thus did St. Paul disqualify himself?

    1 Cor 7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.

    9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

    We don't read the Scriptures in a vacuum. If St. Paul is himself unmarried then he would hardly disqualify an unmarried man from being a Leader in the Church in any capacity. 

    1 Timothy 4:12
    King James Version (KJV)
    12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

    Sincerely,

    De Maria

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    You do not believe that Christ gave His Flesh that we might eat of it


    1 Corinthians 10:16


    Lutero:
    Since Christ is bodily in heaven and is not corruptible, you cannot eat Him.
    The Hidden Battle You give us a choice. Believe you or believe Christ:

    John 6:54

    King James Version (KJV)

    54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

    As for me, I believe Christ.



    Your church brainwashed you
    and now you defend their theology
    when you are unable to explain
    why your senses failed in regards to the wafer-god
    I don't rely upon my senses. I rely upon Christ.

    2 Corinthians 5:7
    For we walk by faith, not by sight


    You do not believe that Christ is bodily up in heaven and incorruptible?
    Yes. You do not believe that Christ gave His Flesh that we might eat of it and have eternal life? 

    That's what Christ said:

    John 6:54

    King James Version (KJV)

    54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Sincerely,

    De Maria