A new scientific discovery by U.S. and Switzerland scientists has found that 90% of all current animal life on earth came into existence between 100k to 200k years ago, and that all human beings descend from one man and one woman at about the exact same time. In other words, genetic science has now confirmed there was a literal Adam and Eve and we are all descended from them between 100k to 200k years ago.
Now this does not mean the Genesis account in the Bible is to be taken literally. What it means is that the Catholic Church is (scientifically) right in requiring belief in a literal Adam and Eve even if we don’t subscribe to a literal interpretation of the creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2.
Catholic Christians are free to interpret the first eleven chapters of the Book of Genesis as figurative if they so choose. However, they are not to be dismissed as myth. Rather, the themes and characters are to be taken as literal people, while the details of their lives may be written of in a legendary way to convey a certain moral or teaching. This is why Catholics are free to believe in scientific evolution, while at the same time required to believe in a literal Adam and Eve. The pair literally existed, and they literally fell from grace. But the details of their life and fall may be figuratively written in symbolic ways.
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“The first commandment requires us to nourish and protect our faith with prudence and vigilance, and to reject everything that is opposed to it.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2088
To adore God is to acknowledge, in respect and absolute submission, the “nothingness of the creature” who would not exist but for God. To adore God is to praise and exalt him and to humble oneself, as Mary did in the Magnificat, confessing with gratitude that he has done great things and holy is his name. The worship of the one God sets man free from turning in on himself, from the slavery of sin and the idolatry of the world. (CCC 2097)
The duty of offering God genuine worship concerns man both individually and socially. This is “the traditional Catholic teaching on the moral duty of individuals and societies toward the true religion and the one Church of Christ.” By constantly evangelizing men, the Church works toward enabling them “to infuse the Christian spirit into the mentality and mores, laws and structures of the communities in which [they] live.” The social duty of Christians is to respect and awaken in each man the love of the true and the good. It requires them to make known the worship of the one true religion which subsists in the Catholic and apostolic Church. Christians are called to be the light of the world. Thus, the Church shows forth the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies. (CCC 2105)
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Today I attended for the first time an event of how to defend the faith and Jesus’ relevance in today’s world @stjosephchaldeanchurch
Father Bryan had an excellent talk about how to defend the faith and Jesus’ relevance.
I was in awe the whole entire hour father Bryan gave evidence, proves, & tiny details that even as a non believer couldn’t question them after hearing him.
He didn’t make it complicated, he broke the answer into small details that you won’t want to miss.
I thought I knew how to defend the faith and had it all in control. After today, I realize, I knew nothing about how to defend the faith. Telling people they will go to Hell and call them names won’t let them to come to faith. Yes, say the truth, but say it wisely. Trying to win a debate won’t make the non-believer or different come to Jesus. Father Bryan also asked us three questions to think about before we left. And I will ask you those 3 questions to think about…
1) How do I spend my time each week with Jesus? Do I just go to Mass and Adoration and pray before bed and call it for the day? Do I say I went to Mass and I’m good? We must put Jesus as the center of our lives and not just on Sundays.
2) How did I spend my money the last 30 days? Do I just care about the brand name and the way I look? Do I spend money on things I want mostly? Do I worship money more than Jesus?
3) Who are my friends? Do I just have friends who just call me to hang out or to drag me to church?
Do I have friends who judge me fairly and make me aware of me actions? Do I have friends who love Jesus too and love to talk about Him? I wanted to share a little bit of what I learned today @war_room_sjhm and if you live in Michigan I highly recommend that you attend. Next Thursday it will be in a different Catholic Church. It’s only one hour, but that one hour will fill your soul with God’s words. Your soul is tired and you need to feed your soul just like you need to feed your body to stay strong and to do your tasks.
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“In failing to confess, Lord, I would only hide You from myself, not myself from You.” -Saint Augustine
Are all of our sins—past, present, and future—forgiven once and for all when we become Christians? Not according to the Bible or the early Church Fathers. Scripture nowhere states that our future sins are forgiven; instead, it teaches us to pray, “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matt. 6:12).
The means by which God forgives sins after baptism is confession: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Minor or venial sins can be confessed directly to God, but for grave or mortal sins, which crush the spiritual life out of the soul, God has instituted a different means for obtaining forgiveness—the sacrament known popularly as confession, penance, or reconciliation.
This sacrament is rooted in the mission God gave to Christ in his capacity as the Son of man on earth to go and forgive sins (cf. Matt. 9:6). Thus, the crowds who witnessed this new power “glorified God, who had given such authority to men” (Matt. 9:8; note the plural “men”). After his resurrection, Jesus passed on his mission to forgive sins to his ministers, telling them, “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you… . Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained” (John 20:21–23).
Since it is not possible to confess all of our many daily faults, we know that sacramental reconciliation is required only for grave or mortal sins—but it is required, or Christ would not have commanded it.
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The Second Coming of Jesus🙏
Jesus said, “Those who have done right shall rise to life; the evildoers shall rise to be damned” (Jn 5:29). Our Lord described this judgment as follows: “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, escorted by all the angels of heaven, He will sit upon His royal throne and all the nations will be assembled before Him. Then He will separate them into two groups, as a shepherd separated sheep from goats” (Mt 25:31-32).
Here each person will have to account for his conduct and the deepest secrets of his soul will come to light. How well each person has responded to the prompting of God’s grace will be made clear. Our attitude and actions toward our neighbor will reflect how well we have loved our Lord. “As often as you did it for one of My least brothers, you did it for Me” (Mt 25:41).
Our Lord will judge us accordingly. For those who have died and already have faced the particular judgment, their judgment will stand. Those living at the time of the Second Coming will receive judgment. Those who have rejected the Lord in this life, who have sinned mortally,, who have no remorse for sin and do not seek forgiveness, will have condemned themselves to hell for all eternity. “By rejecting grace in this life, one already judges oneself, receives according to one’s works and can even condemn oneself for all eternity by rejecting the Spirit of love (Catechism, No. 678). The souls of the righteous will enter heavenly glory and enjoy the beatific vision and those who need purification will undergo it.
We do not know when the Second Coming will occur. Jesus said, "As to the exact day or hour, no one knows it, neither the angels in heaven nor even the Son, but only the Father. Be constantly on the watch! Stay awake! You do not know when the appointed time will come” (Mk 13:32-33).
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“Remove justice, and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a large scale?… A gang is a group of men… in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed convention. If this villainy… acquires territory, establishes a base, captures cities and subdues people, it then openly arrogates to itself the title of kingdom.” -Saint Augustine
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