Hallows’ Eve: Betrayal of the Martyrs & Betrayal of Christ

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In just over a week, Americans will be participating in the fourth most popular holiday, Halloween. Of course, the holiday didn’t always mean “trick or treating,” costumes, and children intoxicated with candy. We’ve come quite far from the original intent of the holiday (what holiday hasn’t?), which, in name, calls to remembrance the many saints who have been martyred for the cause of Christ (hallow’d + eve = Halloween). That’s why in my last post, I encouraged you to remember the martyrs in order that you may be encouraged by them and be strengthened by their faith on the holiday that originally intended to encourage us to do that very thing.… Continue reading

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The Rock

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**Precursor: Ok, so today I am going to (briefly) tackle an interpretive issue and see what kind of response we get.**

The Roman Catholic Church has tampered with Holy Writ more than many of the Christian “cults.” Yet one place they seem to possible have done decent study is in Matthew 16:18. Though their theological outcome that they are the only true church is wrong (because they teach an altogether different gospel, Gal 1:8-9), their position is worth considering. Therefore I turn to Matthew 16 for this blogpost and would like to look at the various positions on who “the Rock” Jesus was speaking about and what a probable understanding should be.… Continue reading

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