"What is the church?" It's a simple question with a by-no-means simple answer. Protestant ecclesiology is fairly simple: "The church is wherever there are two or three believers gathered in the name of Christ" or "The church is all true believers around the world". In the Protestant account of things, the church is entirely invisible: … Continue reading Ecclesiology – Communion and Schism
Thought experiment: You go to heaven but your family goes to Hell. How do you feel? Option 1, The "traditional" option: Nothing can subtract from the joy of heaven, so you experience a sadistic pleasure as you watch your family burn. You rejoice at God's justice and glory, crying tears of ecstatic joy as you … Continue reading Holy Saturday and the Unquenchable Love of the Latter Day Saints
(Go to part 1 - "Agnostic to Christian") Dawn of a New Day I woke up the day after my conversion and was full of zeal to read the bible. The Valium that my stepfather had given me the previous night was obviously only a quick fix and not a long term solution to my … Continue reading Testimony – Christian to Catholic
If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him enter rejoicing into the joy of his Lord. If any have laboured long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, … Continue reading O Death, Where is Your Sting? O Hell, Where is Your Victory?
What is the Gospel? What is the Gospel? This is a tougher question than most people seem to realise. As Christians we are called to "Proclaim the Gospel". It is our core mission to the world. And yet the definition of what exactly it is that we are supposed to be proclaiming is quite elusive. … Continue reading The Glorious Gospel