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"Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers." When the Church seems like a boat about to sink, like a boat taking in water on all sides, there is safety in obedience, and it is the measure and mark of the Saints. Continue Reading

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  1. Yvonne
    1 year ago

    Thank you for this article. Reading this article this morning is just another example to me as to how Great our God is!! In the past several days, I have seen answers to several prayers, this is just another one. 30 minutes ago, I was just having a discussion with my neighbor regarding those in the church who have fallen and why some question whether or not we should continue to follow the church with fallen leaders. But truth be told, we have all fallen, it just so happens, that many of us are not in the public eye and it's not broadcast throughout the media and cyberspace. While the Pope is infallible in certain cases, he is still human, as are our priests, bishops, and cardinals. I once read where the Pope, I believe it was Blessed Pope John Paul II, received reconciliation every few days. The Church is where we look to for guidance for that is it's job, to lead us. Not to say that it is perfect, it is not, it is run by humans. However, the existence of the church is to preach Christ's message and to help us along on our journey of Faith to our ultimate goal, living an eternal life in Heaven with our Lord. Thank you again for granting me some hope when I was feeling a bit defeated, God Bless.

  2. ana
    2 years ago

    woah - John speaks that, " if a man say he sinneth not, he is a liar," - all men sin ; he then differentiates venial sin versus mortal sin. We are made new in Baptism and grace but we still have the effects of original sin and may sin in small ways ; and this is not to justify sin, however, these kind of inadequate comments and Scripture quotes taken out of context, before this comment of mine, can lead people to despair and/or question forgiveness and grace and how the Trinity loves them. Holiness is an ongoing, lifelong process.

  3. abey
    2 years ago

    Them born off the Spirit cannot sin, the state of Godliness which is called Holiness, unto God, but to know that greater than being called the sons & daughters is the "Inheritance of God", the eternal word.

  4. Stephen
    2 years ago

    .........then they are no longer Godly people until they sincerely repent, are forgiven, and vow to "go and sin no more."

  5. Erin Pascal
    2 years ago

    May we all remember that no one is perfect except Jesus Christ. Hence, our faith should be founded on Him alone. As it says in Hebrews 12:2: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

  6. kathy
    2 years ago

    Its sad, when I talk with the elderly, who have been devout their whole lives, and are questioning their faith. This is a wonderful article. I am sure all of us at one time or another have questioned the church and or our faith. We must stay strong, and must pray for each other. Pray the Rosary daily. THAT WILL BE OUR WEAPON AGAINST EVIL. God bless all.

  7. james in colorado
    2 years ago

    Sonja, you are a Blessing to have in our Catholic Church. As a revert, I can attest to the power of the sacred scriptures being proclaimed and expounded upon with accuracy and exhuberance. You are called (and i'm sure many others will follow) at such a time as this to help feed the sheep, so that they will not perish for a lack of knowledge. Our Bishops and even our Pope have lamented over losing so many Catholics who have left the Church for the Evangelical "experience" (my daughter being one) and the reason is because they find "the Word of god being broke open so that they can understand it". Keep up this good work and may Our Lord Jesus abundly bless and multiply your efforts so that all may be drawn to His one, holy catholic Church.

  8. joselyn
    2 years ago

    Actually Dennis, Matthew wasn't written for "just Jews" it was written for all of God's people and the Sermon on the Mount and the all rest are for us. What you are doing is calling "dispensationalism" it's a heresy where you chop up the bible to make excuses for not following Jesus's/Paul's commands by claiming "that wasn't for us". The "elect" those verses in Matthew is the same elect throughout the NT...for those that believe and follow Jesus Christ.

  9. Dennis McLelland
    2 years ago

    Informative article. However, "deceive even the elect" (Matt. 24:24) is misplaced. The "elect" of Matthew is Israel, not Christians. See Isaiah 42:1, 45:4, 65:9, 65:22.

    Christians are found elect in Titus 1:1 and 1 Peter 1:2.

    Two separate definitions of the word elect. It would be wise to differentiate this term "elect" for your readers so as not to cause confusion. Matthew is written for the nation of Israel. Jesus is speaking to his disciples - not the Church.

  10. Cheryl Melody
    2 years ago

    We need the Church and the Church needs us more than ever.

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