Roman Catholics

Trouble Ahead for US Churches?

6-28-2015 · The Supreme Court is an anomaly. It is neither “Supreme” (since it can overrule itself at any time that five justices think differently, and also can be overruled by statute or constitutional amendment) nor—after yesterday’s…


Save Yourselves! The Climate is Falling

6-17-2015 · Tomorrow Pope Francis is scheduled to release his second encyclical, Laudato Si (Praised Be) addressing the issue of climate change. And, not to be outdone, various mainline Protestant…


Is This a Prophet? His Message Is Timely

6-13-2015 · This may not be the usual fare for StandFirm readers. Jonathan Cahn is a controversial figure today among evangelicals and traditional Christians alike. Born and raised as a Jew, he discovered Christ the…


From One Fake Nation-State to Another

5-13-2015 · The seat of the Roman Catholic Church, which enjoys the legal fiction of being an independent country, has decided that it is going to recognize another legal fiction for the sake of making political points.…


Pope Francis: Good Atheists Go To Heaven

5-6-2015 · What a sorry bit of eisogetical nonsense by Pope Francis, not to mention a betrayal of the gospel…“The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of…


A Prayer: Going to the tenant in my slum

4-30-2015 · “However quietly we speak, He is so near that He will hear us: we need no wings to go in search of Him but have only to find a place where we can be alone…


Armenian Genocide Scoreboard

4-21-2015 · President Barak Obama scores for Team Denial. This follows a denial goal by the United Nations. Team Denial is catching up with Team


Turkey’s Foreign Minister Coming Out of the Closet?

4-13-2015 · In a stunning turn of events, Turkey’s Foreign Minister took to Twitter with a very Western, LGBT&c inflected message:  The Pope is a hater. Religious offices are not places through which hatred and…


Reconciling John’s Account of Good Friday

4-3-2015 · [Note: This post is an update of the one I published on Good Friday, four years ago. It incorporates some newer information.] There is far more literature about the date of Jesus’ death…


You know that abortion/capital punishment symmetry argument? UPDATED

3-28-2015 · One of the litmus test questions flung like grenades from the conservative and liberal trenches is, “So, you’re against (legal abortion) (the death penalty)? Then you must be against (the death penalty) (legal abortion).”  It…


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