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Biblical Interpretation How are we to interpret scripture? Guidelines.
Literal vs. Figurative There are clearly many figurative passages in the Bible. But how are we to know which passages are to be interpreted literally and which figuratively?
Biblical Catholic The Bible has many passages that perfectly match the teachings of Catholic Church.
Ignored Verses Anti-Catholics often have selective amnesia — They simply don't address the very biblical verses which strongly support the Catholic view.
Hell Is Hell really eternal torture?
The Women at the Empty Tomb I recently read an article from an Atheist who was very perplexed by the events of Easter morning. He seemed to think it was impossible to reconcile the accounts in the four gospels into a single consistent story. After spending an evening looking into the matter I found that it's not so difficult after all.
Bishop Timothy What was the gift given to Timothy by the laying on of hands of the bishops which he is to not neglect?
Mary in the Bible Protestants object to the Catholic doctrines concerning Mary, claiming these doctrines can not be supported from the Bible, but they can be.
Is the Church like Old Testament Israel? Many Protestants claim the New Covenant is different from the Old Covenant in every way. However, the two covenants are similar in many ways, and many Biblical passages state Church is the New Israel.
Astronomy of the Bible This article is composed of quotes and my commentary from the book Astronomy of the Bible: An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References in the Holy Scripture, by Edward Walter Maunder, 1908.
Tongues My view.
Sola Scriptura (Bible Only) The Protestant doctrine of Sola Scriptura (scripture only) is unsound and unbiblical.

The Protestant Reformation was based, in part, on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura (scripture alone). I highlight the many side-effects and contradictions rarely discussed by Protestants.
End Time Verses All verses about eschatology with my comments. I use this article as a reference when composing other end time articles.
Is Protestant Teaching Unbiblical? I highlight the many New Testament passages which clearly refute Protestant teaching and which favor Catholic teaching.
End Times Glossary Main topics in my system of Eschatology.
The Bible is a Catholic Book All Catholic doctrines and practices can be (1) derived from the Bible, and (2) supported from the Bible.
Binding and Loosing What Jesus promised to Peter, the apostles, and us.
Keys, binding, loosing, forgiving sins Key Catholic verses and my comments
What the Catholic Church Really Teaches To clarify the teachings of the Catholic Church. There is a great deal of misinformation among Protestant anti-Catholics.
Marian Doctrines This article discusses the various doctrines of the Catholic Church regarding Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Rebekah's Deception What was really going on in Genesis 27 when Jacob stole the blessing of Esau?
The Stages of God's Election From the Bible: both God and man have roles in the salvation process.
Paul's Thorn in the Flesh What was Paul's thorn in the flesh?
Imminency To analyze the various passages which indicate that Christ will come soon.
Promises to Israel Analysis of the Old Testament passages concerning God's promises to Israel.
Jesus Is Coming Soon There are many passages in the New Testament which seem to state that the second coming of Christ would occur soon. Preterists make much of these passages in developing their view. In addition, many of the writers of the very early church seemed to also believe that it would occur soon. What are we to think of all this?
New Testament Interprets Old There are many passages in the New Testament in which the writers re-interpret the Old Testament.
Vices - a Biblical Perspective To explain what the Bible has to say about various vices.
Salvation History The Bible, Old and New Testaments, is all about God, salvation, and salvation history. These charts contain the key events in salvation history.
End Times Lately I've been studying topics related to the trendy global warming crisis: peak-oil, energy reserves, green energy, sustainable living. I've been thinking for some time that the earth can't support more than a half billion people or so without oil and that there will be a global cataclysm in the next fifty years — I've been calling this the "Oil Wars."
Marian Doctrines from the Early Church Fathers The Catholic view is biblical
The New Testament is Catholic This long article contains the many references in the New Testament books between Acts and Jude which contradict Protestant doctrine and practice, but which support Catholic teaching.
The "Word-Faith" Teaching This teaching is unbiblical.
Calvinism I highlight the many biblical passages which contradict the doctrines of Calvinism.
Faith Alone (Sola Fide) Faith only? It's a foundational doctrine of Protestant denominations, but the Bible clearly teaches we are not saved by faith alone.

Martin Luther, the first Protestant "Reformer," invented the doctrine of Sola Fide (faith alone) but there are a few obvious problems with it.
Saved by Works Do works have a role in salvation? The Bible says yes!
Faith vs. Works in Romans Protestants commonly cite verses from Paul's letter to the Romans as "proof" for their doctrines of salvation. Even Martin Luther used this letter to "prove" his doctrine of justification by faith alone (sola fide). But alas, his copy of this letter must have been missing some important verses!

I highlight passages he ignored and that many Protestants still ignore even today.
Martin Luther's Teachings I highlight the problems and inconsistencies of Martin Luther's teachings using quotes from his own writings. I should note that I consider him to be a great man of God and I enjoy reading his writings (but I do find him to be a bit irascible).
The Eucharist is a very early doctrine This article demonstrates that the Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist was believed and practiced by the very early church.
Jericho Is Genocide Moral?

What really happened when the Israelites massacred everyone in Jericho? Can God command us to commit mortal sin? In defending the truthfulness of the Bible, Christians often justify the genocide of Jericho.
Circumcision Against Circumcision

God would certainly never command such a barbaric procedure.
Literal Interpretation My view that we should interpret the Bible literally.
Peter is the Rock The role of Peter in the church and whether the Catholic of the papacy is justified.
One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church Jesus clearly established a church, a unified church, a holy church, the apostolic church. I discuss this using quotations from the Bible.
2 Peter  
Song of Songs A true story.
Gay Marriage What the Bible has to say
Homosexuality What the Bible has to say
Bible Supports Catholicism Many Bible quotes.
Authority Who or what is to be our spiritual authority in matters of the faith?
Original Sin Based on my system of Philosophy and Creative Frame theory.
Baptism What the Bible and Early Church Fathers have to say.
The Trial of Jesus A harmony from the 4 gospels.
Meat and Holy Days What the Bible says.
Christians are the temple What the Bible says.
Should we shun those with rage addictions? The Bible says yes.
Temple of God I analyze the passages and present my conclusions.
Bishops The Role of Bishops in the Church
The Council of Jerusalem The First Ecumenical Council from the book of Acts
The Priesthood What the Bible and church history have to say about the topic
The word "all" Many passages in the Bible use the word "all" to mean "all of a kind". Unfortunately, Christians interpret the word "all" to refer to all of every kind when it suits them even when it is easy to demonstrate that this is not what the writer intended.
Heap coals of fire Many interpret the phrase "heap coals of fire on the head" as figurative and give it all sorts of wacky meanings
The woman clothed with the sun From Revelation 12. Clearly refers to Mary.
The Magi Who were they?
The trial of Jesus Chronology
Charismatic (1 Corinthians 14) The speaking in tongues as practiced by charismatics is not a language any more than a baby crying is a language. There is no vocabulary, no grammar, no syntax, no communication of ideas.
God curses the serpent Eve and Mary — enemies of Satan
The word "flesh" The word "flesh" in the New Testament has many meanings.
Moral character of New Testament Christians The writers of the letters of the New Testament often exhort the Christians to not engage in very immoral activities. This makes me wonder what kind of lifestyle the average Christian had back then.
Verses to Memorize Decades ago I scoured the Bible for passages to memorize, and here they are...