Author Archives: Ron Sr.

About Ron Sr.

Just a guy who came to his senses.

Is the Roman Catholic Church in the New Testament

I was recently asked this question by a blogger: Can you trace the Roman Catholic Church back to Jesus and the New Testament.  Show me the Chapter and the Verse.  My answer is an unequivocal YES. The New Testament is the living witness … Continue reading

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“Pray you do not enter into Temptation”

Jesus takes with him Peter, James and John up to the Garden of Gethsemane on the night He was betrayed. During the scene Jesus goes off to pray and prostrates himself before the Father.  These same 3 Apostles also accompanied … Continue reading

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The Theotokos – Mother of My Lord

Romans 8:15 NASB For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:23 NASB And not only this, … Continue reading

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The Elect and the Goats

I’ve come across a Protestant Apologist, a person who claims to be a Calvinist and one of the things we discussed was Divine Election.  He claimed he was one of the Elect.  He claimed several times over a course of a few months that he … Continue reading

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Jesus Hates the Heresy, but Loves the Heretic. OR DOES HE?

Tradition has it that the Apostle John, when released from the Island of Patmos, settled in Ephesus with Mary, the Mother of God.  St. John being the beloved Apostle also had disciples of his own, such as Polycarp and Ignatius … Continue reading

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Silence of the Lamb – Commentary on an article by C. Michael Patton: Why is God Silent?

When you are in dialogue with God by the means of prayer, do you hear just silence?  In a thoughtful blog post (June, 2015), by C. Michael Patton:  Why is God Silent? A New Look at an Old Problem/, Pastor Patton … Continue reading

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The Last Supper – The Two Types of Bread

The Last Supper And The Two Types of Bread Most Christians are familiar with the dispute over whether Jesus was talking metaphorically or literally during the Bread of Life Discourse. If Jesus was talking metaphorically then the eucharist is just … Continue reading

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The Desert Fathers – An early view of the Holy Eucharist as Symbolic

Coptic – Desert Fathers: “This is what Abba Daniel, the Pharanite, said, ‘Our Father Abba Arsenius told us of an inhabitant of Scetis, of notable life and of simple faith; through his naivete he was deceived and said, ‘The bread … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes – The Fulfillment of the Law – Part 2

The Jews have always understood The Law, or the Torah, as a Gift from God, given to his chosen people.  Israel enters into a covenanted relationship with God, and God reveals many of the rules for governing a just society and for … Continue reading

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Like Lambs for the Slaughter

This Valley of Tears I’ve asked myself over and over again: “What would compel me to support going back to the Middle East and Iraq with our Military Forces?  It wouldn’t be because of oil or to keep oil at a reasonable price.  It … Continue reading

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