|Posted on June 6, 2011 at 9:53 AM||comments (0)|
Just about every good old boy out there realizes that there must be firm rules when it comes to basketball, football, baseball, hockey, boxing, and even driving. And these rules are formulated by a governing authority in charge of those things. But when it comes to salvation and heaven or hell, a lot of them think that we get to make up whatever rules we want to on our own...Well, guess again! You will never get into heaven singing "I did it My Way". The rules are there for us all to learn in the Bible and the Catechism. Recommended reading is Matthew 25: 31-46 for starters....
|Posted on May 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM||comments (0)|
A lot of people get VERY upset whenever The Church comes out with a document that says its members either have to do something, or are forbidden from doing something. It's almost like these people think - "Who is the Church to tell ME what to do?" In the world today, most people want to do what they want to do and when they want to do it, and they detest it when the Church dares to speak out about their particular thing, whether its shacking up, abortion, using condoms, going to church on Holy Days, etc. "After all, I'm me, and NO ONE is going to tell me what to do!"
This sounds a lot like satan, who, at the creation of the angels, rebelled from God's plan, and decided to go his own way, taking 1/3 of the angels with him to perdition. His pride that "NO ONE is going to tell me what to do!" led him straight to hell.
In life, we all have rules we must follow as civilized members of society. We have to obey the speed limits on the highways, we have to pay our taxes, we have to pay our bills, etc. Imagine if everyone just said to hell with all of that, and just did their own thing. What kind of society would we have? A very chaotic one, with more and more deaths caused from car wrecks, fewer taxes to support food stamps, etc. So why is it when the Church proposes rules for our salvation in heaven that so many people get upset?
Imagine if football had no rules, or baseball, or basketball! No, all things in life have rules. The absolute worst thing that can happen to a man is to do whatever he wants to, whenever he wants to, because that usually leads to alcoholism, sexual addictions, gluttony, etc. So please consider this the next time the Church says no to Freemasonry, no to artificial birth control, no to abortion, no to women priests, etc. Jesus said in Luke 10:16 to the leaders of His Church (Matthew 16:18 ) - "He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."
|Posted on May 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM||comments (0)|
There seems to have been a whole lot of books published from atheists who say that since science cannot prove the existence of God, then it logically follows that God must not exist. Stephen Hawkings, noted scientist, just said that the universe created itself. Well Hello Stephen - Please explain how nothing created something! Does nothing create cars, or houses, or highways? Did your computer and its operating system just create themselves, or was there a master intelligence that created them?
We know that if we are walking on the beach and find a watch in the sand, that there must have been humans somewhere that left the watch on the beach. Similarly, if there is timing and order in the universe (24 hour days, 365.25 days in a year), then we know that this violates the law of entropy, which says that matter will seek its most disordered state (spilling a glass of water, for example).
What scientist would read a book about science written by a pope? NONE! So why should any faith-filled person read a book on theology from a scientist who knows absolutely nothing about God? That would be as dumb as reading a book on global warming written by a failed politician who made D's in science while in college!
Catholics walk by faith, not by sight, and we know that there is a God just from looking around - The water cycle, the human reproduction system, the love a mother feels for her child, the total interconnectedness of nature, etc., all prove that the world was intelligently designed. To say or think otherwise is JUST PLAIN STUPID!