Oct 20, 2011

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, The Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and Earth;
and, in Jesus Christ,
His Only Son, Our Lord;
who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified,
died,
and was buried.

He descended into hell;
the third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
sitteth at the right hand of God;
the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

Amen.

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Rosary

I'm starting a series on the Rosary. October is the month set aside to honor the Rosary and Our Lady of the Rosary. The first posts in this series will be the text of the prayers involved in the Rosary. Following posts will include dissections of these prayers. I hope you enjoy this series.

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Oct 6, 2011

Predestination, Yes or No?

Predestination, the concept of God knows what your ultimate choice will be. Implied within that concept for some is the idea that if God knows what my choice will be, then why bother with corporal and spiritual works of mercy. If you put this into human terms, then maybe it will make more sense.




God knows, as a parent would with their child, the likely response to a question. But, that doesn't mean that the parent will make the choice for their child. That doesn't preclude loving the child, even when the child chooses against the parent's wishes.

God wishes for us all to accept Jesus as our savior. He knows our exact answer to that question, but he isn't making the choice for us. He allows us to choose death or life. No matter how much he wants us to choose life, he will not make the choice for us.