Scripture and Tradition with Fr. Mitch Pacwa – 2019-09-10 – 09/10/2019 Saved, Pt. 36


[GUITAR THEME MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>(PACWA:) THANK YOU AND WELCOME I AM FATHER MITCH AND WELCOME TO SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION. WE ARE GOING THROUGH THE BOOK I WROTE ON SALVATION. AND WE ARE COVERING IN THIS SECTION THE REASON THAT SPIRITUAL LIFE IS NECESSARY BUT AS WE CONTINUE STUDYING ROMANS CHAPTER 8 WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW HAVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE IS NOT PRIMARILY A HUMAN TECHNIQUE. IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HUMANS DO ON THEIR OWN. IT IS FROM GOD’S GRACE. BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT GOD OFFERS TO US AS NECESSARY FOR OUR SALVATION. WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THAT. THE BOOK IS CALLED SAVE THE BIBLE STUDY GUIDE FOR CATHOLICS AND WE ARE WORKING ON THE MATERIAL ON PAGE 107. YOU MAY STILL GET THE BOOK OVER AT THE E TO BTM RELIGIOUS CATALOG. . (FR. PACWA’S BOOKS) AVAILABLE FROM EWTN RELIGIOUS CATALOGUE WWW.EWTNRC.COM 1-800-854-6316 SO WE ARE NOW DEALING I ALMOST FORGOT WE WANT TO MENTION THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT. YOU MAY SEND US AN EMAIL OR GO ONLINE TO OUR FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE PAGES. OR YOU MAY CALL US DURING THE LIFE PROGRAM WHICH IS TUESDAY’S AT 2 PM EASTERN TIME. SO ADJUST FOR THE TIME ZONE. 2 PM EASTERN TIME. AND THE PHONE NUMBER TO CALL DURING THE PROGRAM CALL IN QUESTIONS: (IN THE USA) 1-800-221-9460 OR IF OUTSIDE THE USA, CALL 1-205-271-2980 WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. SO LET US GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. WE ARE FINISHING UP CHAPTER 8 OF ROMANS. WE BEGIN TODAY WITH ROMANS 8 VERSE 26 AND 27. WHERE IT SAYS LIKEWISE THE SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS FOR WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PRAY AS WE OUGHT, BUT THAT VERY SPIRIT INTERCEDES WITH SIGHS TOO DEEP FOR WORDS. NOW LET US START OFF WITH JUST 1ST 26. REMEMBER AT THE BEGINNING OF ROMANS 8, HE TALKED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FLESH AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. AND HERE HE IS STILL DEALING WITH THAT POINT OF VIEW BUT INSTEAD HE MENTIONS IN THE FLESH HE TALKS ABOUT OUR WEAKNESS BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE FLESH. THE FLESH REFERS TO THAT SET OF DISORDERED DESIRES WHERE WE WANT GOOD THINGS, WE WANT GOOD THINGS BUT WE WANT TO MUCH OF SOME AND TOO LITTLE OF OTHERS. WE DO NOT KEEP THE PROPER BALANCE AND THAT BALANCE IS BASED ON THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT WHAT YOUR PURPOSE IS. WHAT IS YOUR GOAL? WHAT IS THE REASON GOD HAS MADE US? AND ALSO TAKING A LOOK AT HOW GOD HAS MADE US. THAT IS WHY EATING TOO MUCH CAKE AND TO LITTLE VEGETABLES IS NOT MADE FOR US OR WE ARE NOT MADE THAT WAY. YOU DO NOT GO ON THE MARIE ANTOINETTE DIET OF LET THEM EAT CAKE. YOU NEED A BALANCED DIET AND CAKE NEEDS TO BE A SMALL PART IN VEGETABLES AND MEAT AND OTHER GOOD THINGS ARE BETTER FOR YOU. THAT IS HOW WE ARE MADE. WE KNOW THAT WITH FOOD WE DID NOT ALWAYS DO THAT DO WE? CAKE IS A LOT MORE INTERESTING TO TRY THAT OUR BRUSSELS SPROUTS. I AM NOT AGAINST BRUSSELS SPROUTS. DO NOT WRITE TO BE WITH COMPLAINTS. I LIKE BRUSSELS SPROUTS ESPECIALLY IF YOU SAUTÉ THEM. BOILED THEY ARE NASTY. I JUST CANNOT DO THAT. BUT THERE ARE NICE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BRUSSELS SPROUTS. I NEED TO EAT A LOT MORE OF THEM THAN I DO OF CAKE. THAT IS THE WAY WE WERE MADE. WE WERE MADE FOR THAT. BUT IT IS ALSO TRUE AND I USE THAT AS AN ANALOGY FOR SO MANY OTHER ASPECTS OF LIFE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THINGS IN SUCH A WAY, FOR INSTANCE, TO HAVE MORE POSSESSIONS THAN YOU CAN USE. YOU DO NOT NEED THEM. AND SO WHAT WOULD YOU TRY TO GET MORE AND MORE STUFF? NOW YOU HAVE TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ABLE TO USE. FOR INSTANCE SOME PEOPLE ACCUMULATE LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY SO THAT THEY CAN INVEST AND MAKE BUSINESSES THAT THEN CREATE JOBS AND THAT IS NOT BAD. THAT IS NOT BAD AT ALL. THAT IS A GOOD THING. SO YOU CAN STILL USE THAT MONEY FOR GOOD. BUT IF YOU JUST KEEP ON ACCUMULATING JUST TO ACCUMULATE YOU FORGET THAT THE MONEY IS A TOOL. IT IS NOT A GOAL. IT IS NOT A GOAL WORTHY OF HUMAN BEINGS. IT IS A TOOL. THIS IS WHERE OUR WEAKNESS IS THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN TO THINK CLEARLY AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS TO HELP US. NOW THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE SPIRITUAL LIFE BECAUSE WE DO NOT SIN ONLY IN THE REALM OF THE DESIRES FOR THE PHYSICAL BODY. THAT IS ONE KIND OF SIN. YOU DESIRE SOMETHING FOR YOUR PHYSICAL BODY THAT ARE NOT GOOD FOR YOU. LIKE ALCOHOL. BUT A LOT OF THINGS. BUT YOU CAN ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM AS WELL. YOU CAN ENGAGE IN SPIRITUALITY. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY I AM SPIRITUAL NOT RELIGIOUS. THAT SOUND SO NOBLE. BUT IT ALSO SOUNDS KIND OF WIMPY. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT SAYING I AM SPIRITUAL BUT NOT RELIGIOUS. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? IT MEANS YOU HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT GOD? DOES IT MEAN THAT YOU OBEY GOD’S COMMANDMENTS? THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SAY I FEEL GOOD ABOUT GOD. SO WHAT. YOU MIGHT FEEL GOOD ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND A LOT OF THINGS. BUT WHAT DO YOU DO? WHAT YOU CHOOSE? IN SPIRITUALITY, YOU HAVE TO ASK BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF THESE TECHNIQUES OF SPIRITUALITY THAT FOCUS OUR ATTENTION BACK ON OURSELVES. THERE ARE CERTAIN TYPES OF WHAT PEOPLE CALL MEDITATION THAT ARE ACTUALLY SELF HYPNOSIS. AND PEOPLE USE VARIOUS TECHNIQUES TO SELF HYPNOTIZE AND CALL THAT SPIRITUALITY. THAT IS NOT SPIRITUALITY. A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE FOCUS ON THEIR OWN EGO. AUTHENTIC SPIRITUALITY BRINGS US CLOSER TO GOD. IT ALSO OPENS US TO OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WAY WE SERVE THEM. A WIDE VARIETY OF WAYS TO DO THAT. AND IT ALSO BRINGS US TO PERSONAL INTEGRITY. I LOVE THAT WORD INTEGRITY. INTEGRITY IS WHEN YOU DEAL WITH THE WHOLE PERSONALITY. YOUR WHOLE SELF. PULLING TOGETHER. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT OURSELVES THAT WE DO NOT LIKE AND MAY NOT BE ALL THAT LIKABLE TO BEGIN WITH, WHO LIKES IT WHEN SOMEBODY ELSE IS SELFISH? OR ARROGANT? WHO LIKES ARROGANT PEOPLE? YOU DID NOT. BUT WE FORGET THAT OTHER PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE IT WHEN WE ARE ARROGANT. WHEN WE ARE SELF-CENTERED. WHEN WE ARE LUSTFUL OR GREEDY. WHATEVER ELSE THE SIN MIGHT BE. WE DO NOT WE DO NOT LIKE IT AND OTHER PEOPLE BUT WE DO NOT NOTICE IT OR OURSELVES. AND SPIRITUALITY IS SOMETHING THAT HELPS US TO INTEGRATE THE NEGATIVE AND SINFUL PARTS AND SAY LORD I HAVE TO GIVE THIS TO YOU. I HAVE TO OWN UP AND BE HONEST ABOUT MYSELF AND ADMIT TO WHAT I’M DOING IS WRONG. THIS IS A VERY KEY ELEMENT. AS WELL AS APPRECIATE THE GIFTS THAT GOD GIVES ME. AND SEEK HOW DOES HE WANT ME TO USE THE GIFTS THAT HE GIVES TO ME. RATHER THAN USE IT FOR MY OWN SELFISH REASONS. THAT IS QUITE ROMANS 8:27 SAID AND GOD, WHO SEARCHES THE HEART, KNOWS WHAT IS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT INTERCEDES FOR THE SAINTS ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE ONE WHO IS GIVEN TO US AS WE SEE IN ROMANS 8:26 – 27. IT IS THE SPIRIT WHO PRAYS FOR US WITH GROANS TOO DEEP FOR WORDS. HE IS THE ONE WHO SEARCHES THE HEARTS AND PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD. I COULD SAY LORD HELP ME WIN THE LOTTERY. WHY? WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO DO THAT? WELL THINK OF ALL THE MONEY I WILL HAVE. I WILL GIVE YOU SOME. GOD DOES NOT NEED THE LOTTERY TO GIVE YOU HIS STUFF. WHATEVER YOU 1 OF THE LOTTERY HE MADE IT IN THE 1ST PLACE. IT IS HIS. WHAT ARE YOU GIVING HIM? NO. NO. THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE WANT TO PRAY ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD SO THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS DIRECT US TO JESUS. HE WILL FOCUS US ON JESUS CHRIST AND THROUGH UNION WITH JESUS CHRIST HE WILL BRING US TO THE FATHER. THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE THE ONE WHO CONVICTS US. TAKE A LOOK AT ROMANS CHAPTER 16 AND YOU SEE HOW JESUS PROMISED TO SEND THE HOLY SPIRIT THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH TO CONVICT US OF SIN. NOT TO CONDEMN US. CONDEMNATION OF SIN IS WHAT SATAN DOES. HE IS THE ONE. TAKE A LOOK AT REVELATION CHAPTER 12. THAT SATAN IS THE ONE WHO ACCUSES PEOPLE. THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS US OF OUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY FOR BAD BEHAVIOR. THAT IS HIS ROLE. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE TRUST THE HOLY SPIRIT TO DO AND ALSO TO DIRECT US AS TO WHAT WE SHOULD PRAY FOR. JESUS TELLS US IN GENERAL PRAY FOR OUR DAILY BREAD. NOT BREAD FR A WHOLE YEAR. THAT WILL GO BAD. NOT BREAD FOR A MONTH OR WEEK BUT EVERY DAY. YOU ARE CONSTANTLY DEPENDENT ON GOD BUT ALSO BREAD IS VERY GENERALLY A SYMBOL OF ALL THAT WE NEED TO LIVE ON. WE NEED TO ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR MORE DIRECTION. BECAUSE THE FLESH WEAKENS OUR WILL, SO THAT SOMETIMES WE DO NOT WANT TO HEAR WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY. I KNOW PEOPLE SAY THIS TO ME. I DO NOT WANT TO FIND WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO DO BECAUSE I LIKE WHAT I AM ALREADY DOING. I DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE. I DO NOT WANT HIM TO MAKE ME DIFFERENT. BUT IF FORGETS THAT GOD KNOWS WHAT WILL BE BETTER FOR YOU IN THE LONG RUN. YOU WILL BE HAPPIER. YOU WILL BE HAPPIER. BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION TO LET THE HOLY SPIRIT DIRECT. THIS IS GOING TO BE A PROCESS OF DYING TO YOURSELF. THAT IS HOW WE STARTED ALL OF THIS IN SPIRITUALITY. YOU DIE TO YOUR OWN DESIRES SO AS TO ACCEPT GOD’S DESIRES FOR YOU. AND YOU SAY ALL RIGHT I AM GOING TO TRUST GOD THAT WHAT HE WANTS FOR ME IS BETTER THAN WHAT I WANT FOR MYSELF. BECAUSE OF THE WEAKNESS OF MY FLESH BECAUSE OF THE DISORDER DESIRES THAT I HAVE. I WANT TO WIN THE LOTTERY OR SOMETHING. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SERVE OUR LORD AND TRUST HIM AS TO WHAT IS GOING TO BE GOOD. FOR ME AND THAT WILL HAVE A BETTER EFFECT ON A LOT OF PEOPLE. NOW HE GOES ON IN ROMANS 8:28. WHERE HE WANTS US TO ALSO HAVE A SENSE OF CONFIDENCE IN GOD. CONFIDENCE IS ANOTHER ASPECT OF TRUSTING. THAT CONFIDENCE IS THE BASIS OF HOPE. THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE AGAIN NOT OPTIMISM REMEMBER I DISTINGUISHED IN THE PAST THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPTIMISM AND HOPE. OPTIMISM IS BASED ON OUR HUMAN IDEA THAT IF WE ONLY GAVE THE STATE COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE ECONOMY EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT. IF WE ONLY MADE EVERYBODY A CAPITALIST BUSINESSMAN EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT. WE HAVE ALL THESE OPTIMISTIC SCHEMES THAT OPPOSE EACH OTHER DO THEY NOT? YOU COULD HAVE ALL KINDS OF OPTIMISTIC HOPE. THE COMMUNISTS WERE OPTIMISTIC. NATIONAL SOCIALISM THE NAZI PARTY, THEY WERE OPTIMISTIC OF MAKING A PERFECT WORLD. BUT THEY BOTH ENDED UP MAKING HELL ON EARTH. KILLING IN THE LAST CENTURY 305 MILLION PEOPLE. SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT OPTIMISM IS A HUMAN THOUGHT AND HUMAN ENDEAVOR. IT ALWAYS DISAPPOINTS. WHEREAS HOPE IS A GIFT OF GOD’S GRACE AND WHAT GOD DESIRES FOR US IN AN ULTIMATE WAY. AND THIS IS WHERE WE TRUST IN HIM. SO LET US TAKE A LOOK AT ROMANS 8:28. WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. FOR THOSE WHOM HE FOREKNEW HE ALSO PREDESTINED TO BE CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, IN ORDER THAT HE MIGHT BE THE FIRSTBORN WITHIN A LARGE FAMILY. AND THOSE WHOM HE PREDESTINED HE ALSO CALLED. AND THOSE WHOM HE CALLED HE ALSO JUSTIFIED. AND THOSE WHOM HE JUSTIFIED HE ALSO GLORIFIED. WHAT THEN ARE WE TO SAY ABOUT THESE THINGS? IF GOD IS FOR US, WHO IS AGAINST US? HE WHO DID NOT WITHHOLD HIS OWN SON, BUT GAVE HIM UP FOR ALL OF US, WILL HE NOT WITH HIM ALSO GIVE US EVERYTHING ELSE? LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. 1ST OF ALL. IN EVERYTHING GOD WORKS FOR THE GOOD WITH THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. OR CLLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. EVEN THE MARTYRS EXPERIENCE THAT. THEY THEY SUFFER TREMENDOUSLY AND THAT WORK FOR THE GOOD. OFTEN OTHER PEOPLE SAW THE WITNESS OF THE MARTYRS AND SAID WELL LIKE 1 OF THE GUYS THAT WAS BEHEADED ON THE BEACH IN LIBYA JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. 1 OF THEM WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN BUT HE SAID I DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THEIR GOD BUT HE IS WORTH FOLLOWING SO TAKE ME ALSO AND THEY BEHEADED HIM. SO EVERYTHING CAN WORK TO GOD WE ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. THIS IDEA OF BEING PREDESTINED. TO WHAT DOES GOD PREDESTINED US? TO BE REFORMED, CONFORMED, TO THE IMAGE OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON. HE PREDESTINES US TO BE INCREASINGLY LIKE JESUS AND THAT IS ALSO GOING TO BE WHERE DYING TO OURSELVES COMES INTO PLAY. WE HAVE TO BE MORE LIKE CHRIST AND LESS LIKE OUR OWN FLESH. THEREFORE GOD IS GOING TO GIVE THE VARIOUS RACES WE NEED TO BE CONFORMED TO JESUS CHRIST. HE WILL GIVE US THE GRACE OF CALLING US AND GOD DOES ON HIS INITIATIVE, NOT US CALLING ON HIM, HE JUSTIFIES US BY THE DEATH OF JESUS ON THE CROSS AND HE ALSO GLORIFIES US BY THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION. AND IF GOD DOES THIS BY GIVING US HIS SON, THINK ABOUT THAT, ANY OF YOU WHO ARE PARENTS ESPECIALLY, THAT THE IDEA THAT YOU WOULD GIVE UP 1 OF YOUR CHILDREN FOR THE SAKE OF OTHER PEOPLE. THAT WOULD BE A HEARTBREAKER. IT WOULD BE HORRENDOUS. IT WOULD TEAR YOU UP. UNDERSTANDABLY. BUT GOD OFFERS HIS SON SO THAT HE CAN DO THIS TRANSFORMATION OF US TO MAKE US LIKE HIS SON AND GLORIFY US. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE KEEP IN MIND THAT NOTHING IS OUTSIDE OF GOD’S PROVIDENCE. GOD CAN USE EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO US FOR OUR SALVATION AND FOR THE SALVATION OF THE WORLD JUST LIKE HE USED THE DEATH OF HIS SON JESUS. LET US TAKE A BREAK AND WE WILL BE BACK IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND I WILL FINISH UP THE SECTION ON ROMANS 8 AND COME BACK AND GET SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS. PLEASE STAY WITH US. CALL IN WITH YOUR QUESTIONS. [APPLAUSE] [GUITAR THEME MUSIC] [GUITAR THEME MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>(PACWA:) ALL RIGHT. NOW WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW ST. PAUL IS DESCRIBING THIS IDEA THAT GOD IN EVERYTHING GOD WORKS FOR GOOD WITH THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. CALL TO HIS PURPOSE. SO THAT WE CAN BE MADE IN PREDESTINED TO BE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON. ANDIC LIKE JESUS CHRIST IS A SOURCE OF HOPE. THINK BACK ON RECENT TIMES. WE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH IN THIS COUNTRY. WHERE SO MANY OF THE HEROES OF OUR NATION ARE BEING ATTACKED AS HEROES. THOMAS JEFFERSON AND GEORGE WASHINGTON AND A NUMBER OF OTHERS ARE BEING SLAVEHOLDERS. WHICH WAS AN EVIL. AN OBJECTIVE EVIL. THERE’S NOTHING GOOD ABOUT THAT. AND YOU GO ON AND ON WITH ALL SORTS OF OTHER PEOPLE. AND YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND A QUOTATION BY SOME GREAT NATIONAL HERO OR FIND SOME DIRTY DASTARDLY DEED THAT HE DID THAT WOULD BE BAD AND YOU CAN CRITICIZE THEM AND SAY THEY WERE NOT GOOD. PAY ATTENTION TO THAT IMPULSE TAKING PLACE NOW. ON THE ONE HAND IT IS ANARCHY. THIS IS ANARCHY. THEY DO NOT WANT A REAL HERO OF ANY KIND EXCEPT THEMSELVES. THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT THEY WANT. THAT IS OFTEN WHAT IS GOING ON. BUT IT IS ALSO DEALING WITH ANOTHER IMPULSE. THE IMPULSE THAT RECOGNIZES NO HUMAN BEING, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU ADMIRE THEM IS PERFECT. NONE OF US IS PERFECT. ALL OF US HAVE FALLS AND ALL OF US DRIVE OTHERS OF US CRAZY IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER OR AT VARIOUS TIMES. I SAW THAT EVEN MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA WAS CALLED BY AN ATHEIST THE MOST WICKED PERSON OF THE 20TH CENTURY. I KEPT THINKING WHEN I READ THIS. SHE DID A VIDEO ABOUT IT. I THOUGHT WOW. THINK OF THE COMPETITION FOR THAT TITLE. HITLER STALIN… BUT SHE WON THE PRIZE. THAT IS CRAZY. IT POINTS OUT THAT NONE OF US ARE PERFECT. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY WE HAVE TO SEEK TO BE LIKE JESUS CHRIST TO BE LIKE GOD. GOD MADE US IN HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS AND IN JESUS CHRIST HE SHOWS US WHAT THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD IS SUPPOSED TO BE AND WE HAVE NOT OPTIMISM THAT I WILL BE LIKE JESUS BUT I HOPE, GIVEN TO US BY GRACE. WE TRUST THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE THE ONE WHO CHANGES US. FROM THE INSIDE OUT. AND GIVEN THAT CONFIDENCE WE GO ON THEN TO ROMANS 8:33 – 39. IT BEGINS WITH A SERIES OF RHETORICAL QUESTIONS. WHO WILL BRING ANY CHARGE AGAINST GOD’S ELECT? WHO IS GOING TO DO THAT? THE REASON IS GOING TO BE HARD BECAUSE IT IS GOD WHO JUSTIFIES. WHO IS TO CONDEMN? IT IS CHRIST JESUS WHO DIED. WHO WAS RAISED, WHO IS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, WHO INDEED INTERCEDES FOR US. YOU HAVE JESUS IN THEIR PRAYING FOR YOU. WHO WILL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST? WHO WOULD DO THAT? WILL HARDSHIP? NO. DISTRESS? NO. PERSECUTION? NO. OR FAMINE? NO. OR NAKEDNESS OR PERIL OR SWORD? NONE OF THOSE THINGS. HE WRITES AS IT IS WRITTEN, FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING KILLED ALL DAY LONG. WE ARE COUNTED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED. THAT IS A QUOTATION FROM THE PROPHET ISAIAH. NO, IN ALL OF THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US. FOR I AM CONVINCED THAT NEITHER DEATH, NOR LIFE, NOR ANGELS, NOR RULERS, NOR THINGS PRESENT, NOR THINGS TO COME, NOR POWERS NOR HEIGHT NOR DEPTH OR ANYTHING ELSE IN ALL CREATION, WILL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD. IN OTHER WORDS THE ANSWER TO ALL OF HIS RHETORICAL QUESTIONS IS NO ONE CAN DO THAT. THE OTHER CREATURES DO NOT HAVE THE POWER TO PREVENT US FROM STAYING WITH GOD. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND. THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST DEATH ON THE CROSS IS STRONGER THAN THE POWER OF ANY SIN. NO SIN THAT WE COMMIT IS STRONGER THAN THE DEATH OF GOD THE SON ON THE CROSS. HIS RESURRECTION IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ANY OF THE WAYS OF DEATH. WE SEE IN A LOT OF PARTS OF OUR SOCIETY, EVEN AS MANY FOLKS WILL BE SAYING THAT ALL OF THESE HEROES ARE NOT REAL HEROES OR THEY ARE NOT REALLY THAT GOOD OR NOBODY IS THAT GOOD AND ALL THAT, AND THEN THEY PROPOSE DEATH AS A SOLUTION TO THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS. 1 OF THE POLITICIANS LAST WEEK SAID ABOUT A WAY TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT IS TO ENFORCE ABORTION ON PEOPLE. WE WILL KILL YOUR CHILDREN TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO NOT SUFFER. ANOTHER WAY IS WE WILL KILL YOUR SICK OLD PEOPLE. A GUY IN SWEDEN WROTE AN ARTICLE SAYING YOU NEED TO TURN TO EATING HUMAN FLESH AS AN ALTERNATIVE. NO. I AM NOT A SHARK. EVEN THEY I DO NOT THINK THEY REALLY LIKE IT. THIS IS AND THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE WAS YOU HAVE TO OVERCOME YOUR INITIAL DISCUSS WITH THIS IDEA. NO. NO I DO NOT. I DO NOT HAVE TO WORK ON THAT. NOT AT ALL. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING WHERE THEY PROPOSE DEATH AS A SOLUTION IN VARIOUS FORMS. AND IF THEY COULD JUST KILL THE PROBLEMS. AS WITH THE COMMUNIST DID. THAT IS WHY STALIN KILLED 61.9 MILLION PEOPLE. THESE PEOPLE WERE IN THE WAY OF THE COMMUNIST PROGRAM SO KILL THEM. THAT IS WHY HITLER KILLED 10 MILLION PEOPLE. THAT IS WHY MAO ZEDONG IN THE NAME OF THE COMMUNIST STATE KILLED A MINIMUM 75 MILLION PEOPLE. AND THEY USE DEATH AS THEIR SOLUTION. WHERE AS SO DOES GOD BUT IN THIS SENSE GOD ALLOWS HIMSELF TO DIE ON THE CROSS. THE GOD THROUGH WHOM ALL THINGS CAME INTO BEING WITHOUT WHOM NOTHING CAME INTO BEING BECOMES FLESH AND DIES FOR US. THIS IS WHAT WE SEE THAT INSTEAD OF GOD SAYING I WOULD JUST KILL YOU INSTEAD AND SOLVE THE PROBLEM. BUT HE SAID NO I WILL DIE FOR YOU. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. ALL RIGHT. LET US START TO TAKE WE WILL STOP THERE. WE WILL BEGIN A NEW SECTION OF THIS CHAPTER NEXT WEEK. NOW LET US TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS. WE WILL START OFF WITH A BOOK FROM FACEBOOK. FROM SOMEONE NAMED JORDAN. ( PACWA) SURE. IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT MARK 6:3 AND YOU SEE THAT THAT JESUS’S BROTHER CALLED JAMES AND JOSES. THEN YOU TAKE A LOOK AT MARK AT CHAPTER 15 I THINK VERSE 40 AND I CAN GIVE YOU THE EXACT VERSE IF I JUST LOOK IT UP. 15. 40. YES. VERSE 40. YOU SEE THAT THERE ARE SOME WOMEN LOOKING ON FROM FAR OFF AMONG WHOM WAS MARY MAGDALENE AND MARY THE MOTHER OF JAMES THE LESS AND JOSES. NOW SHE IS A WOMAN NAMED MARY WHO IS THE MOTHER OF JAMES AND JOSIE’S AND THEN SHE IS ALSO MENTIONED THE SAME MARY IS MENTIONED AGAIN IN JOHN CHAPTER 19: 25. IT SAYS STANDING BY THE CROSS WITH HIS MOTHER AND HIS MOTHER’S SR. MARY SO OBVIOUSLY THIS IS THE SAME LADY BUT NOW IDENTIFIED AS THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SISTER. MARY THE WIFE OF CLOVIS. THAT IS WHO SHE IS MARRIED TO. SO JESUS BROTHER JAMES AND JOSIE’S ARE THE CHILDREN OF MARY AND CLOPAS BUT NOT MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS. A DIFFERENT MARY. RIGHT THERE IN THE TEXT. BUT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT. BECAUSE THEN JESUS BROTHERS ARE SOME OTHER SORT OF KIN JUST LIKE MARY THE WIFE OF CLOAS HIS CALLED MARY SISTER. THERE IS A QUOTATION FROM – – AND YOU DO NOT DO MUCH ABOUT HIM BECAUSE HE AIN’T FROM HERE. HE WAS A JEWISH CONVERT FROM THE HOLY LAND. AND HE DID A NUMBER OF THINGS OVER THE YEARS AT ST. TO GUESS UP US REPORTS THAT THE GRANDSON OF THE APOSTLE JUDE THE PATRON SAINT OF HOPELESS CASES HIS GRANDSON SAID THAT CLOVIS WAS JOSEPH’S WILL BROTHER. AND THAT MARY AND CLOPA CLOPAS WERE THEREFORE IN-LAWS. THAT IS HOW SHE IS HER SISTER. THAT WOULD BE SOME LOOKING AROUND. BUT I ALWAYS LIKE TO DO THE RESEARCH. THAT IS WHAT I URGE EVERYBODY TO DO. DOES THAT MAKE MORE SENSE NOW? THAT IS WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL HERE AND ALABAMA KEN. RIGHT LET US GO TO JOHN RICHMOND WERE YOU CALLING FROM?>>ROCHESTER NEW YORK ( PACWA) WHAT A NICE TOWN. I LOVE ROCHESTER.>>( PACWA)>>. .. KIEFER YOU IS TO NOT BECOME 1 OF HIS HEADACHES.>>I HOPE SOMEDAY I CAN CATCH YOU ON EWTN LIVE. I WOULD BE LOOKING FOR THAT. (PACWA)WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION?>>MY QUESTION RELATES TO THIS ARE YOU THERE? IT WAS BROUGHT UP TO ME BY CATHOLIC FRIEND GOD GAVE PETER THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND AUTHORITY BUT EQUALLY HE GAVE SOMETHING I WAS TOLD OF AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM AND THE GREAT AUTHORITY TO PAUL AND HE SAID ALSO THAT ANY APOSTLE THAT PAUL MAKES A PETER… ( PACWA) JOHN LET ME APPROACH THIS 1ST. ST. PAUL NEVER CALLS THE HEAD OF THE APOSTLES PETER. HE DOES NOT USE THE WORD PETER AS FAR AS THAT I KNOW. WHAT NAME DOES HE USE? CASAS. CASAS. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY CEPHAS. BUT THAT IS BOTH CEPHAS THAT IS SOMEBODY ELSE. BUT IT IS CASAS. AND IT IS THE GREEK FORM OF ARAMAIC JEFE WHICH MEANS THE ROCK. IT MEANS THE SAME AS PETER. WHEN YOU LOOK AT JOHN’S GOSPEL CHAPTER 1 VERSE 42 YOU SEE THAT JESUS SAID YOU ARE SIMON SON OF JOHN AND YOU SHALL BE CALLED JEFE WHICH IS TRANSLATED PETER. NOW ST. PAUL MENTIONS CASAS MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. YOU SEE THEM IN 1ST CORINTHIANS 4 DIFFERENT TIMES. IN GALATIANS 4 DIFFERENT TIMES. THE NAME CAPUS IS ONLY IN ONE OTHER IN JOHN CHAPTER 1 OTHERWISE. SO WHAT IS HE DOING? HE IS USING NOT HIS GIVEN NAME SIMON BAR JONAH, HE IS RECOGNIZING HIM AS THE ROCK. AND USING ACTUALLY IN THE ASK THE APOSTLE YOU SEE THE NAME PETER BUT ST. PAUL USES THE WORD JEFE THE ARAMAIC WHICH BY THE WAY ST. PAUL SPOKE. YOU SEE THAT IN THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES. HE IS RECOGNIZING HIM AS THE ROCK AND ON WHICH JESUS BUILT THE CHURCH. REMEMBER IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 16 VERSE 16? – – – – – – – -. THAT YOU ARE ROCK AND ON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH. BUT THE WORD IN ARAMAIC IS K FOR. YOU ARE CASE OF AN ON THIS CASE I WILL BUILD THIS CHURCH. SO IS RECOGNIZING HIM AS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH. NOW WE ALSO KNOW THAT FROM GALATIANS CHAPTER 2 VERSE 11 AND 14 THAT PAUL DISAGREED WITH HIM. BEING POPE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU CANNOT DISAGREE. THERE ARE MANY POPES THAT WE CAN DISAGREE WITH ON A VARIETY OF THINGS. BUT WHEN THEY DECREE SOMETHING INFALLIBLY, THAT IS IT. THEN YOU AGREE WITH ST. AUGUSTINE. PETER HAS SPOKEN. THE CASE IS CLOSED. BUT HE DOES RECOGNIZE HIM AS THE ROCK ON WHICH AND AGAIN WHAT ROCK IS IT? THE ROCK UPON WHICH JESUS BUILT HIS CHURCH. SO IF YOUR FRIEND WANTS TO ARGUE WITH JESUS CALLING HIM THE ROCK AND SAYING WAS ST. PAUL CALLED HIM THE ROCK ALSO AND YOU WANT TO IF HE WANTS TO PUT ST. PAUL OVER AGAINST JESUS, AND JESUS GIVES YOU THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM ST. PAUL DID NOT SAY IT SO I DO NOT LIKE IT EITHER, I DO NOT THINK THAT IS A FIGHT I WANT TO GET INTO. I DO NOT WANT TO IT IS LIKE KIDS. MOM SAID I COULD GO IF YOU SAY IT IS OKAY DAD. DAD SAID I COULD GO IF YOU SAY IT IS OKAY MOM. IT IS THAT KIND OF NONSENSE. CUT IT OUT. I WILL TALK TO YOUR MOTHER. I MEAN, THAT IS WHAT WE HEARD IN MY HOUSE. BUT IT IS A NONSENSE ARGUMENT. SO TELL THEM TO TRY AGAIN AND ACCEPT WHAT JESUS SAID. I HAVE TO ACCEPT WHAT THE TIME SAYS AND WERE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK AND COME BACK WITH SOME MORE QUESTIONS AND EMAILS AND COMMENTS SO PLEASE STAY WITH US. [APPLAUSE] [GUITAR THEME MUSIC] [GUITAR THEME MUSIC] [APPLAUSE] (PACWA:) ALL RIGHT. WE ARE NOW GETTING ANOTHER CALLER THIS IS CHARLENE. WHERE ARE YOU CALLING FROM?>>LOUISIANA ( PACWA) WHERE? OPELOUSAS. ANOTHER COOL TOWN. I’VE BEEN THERE NUMBER OF TIMES. WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION?>>MY QUESTION IS HAS THE CATHOLC CHURCH TAKEN THE STAND TO LET THE PARISHIONERS KNOW THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE AGING PARENTS? IT IS OURS TO TAKE. IT IS SO MUCH GOING ON NOW WHERE I HEAR PEOPLE SAY WELL THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY MORE QUALITY-OF-LIFE SO IT IS OKAY IN OTHER WORDS TO GET RID OF THEM. I THINK LETTERS NEED TO BE SENT OUT TO THE CHURCHES AND READ AFTER MASS AND REMIND ALL OF US, OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY THAT IT IS TO TAKE CARE OF OUR AGING PARENTS. I DO NOT THINK WE SHOULD HAVE THE DECISION TO MAKE AS TO WHEN THEY LEAVE HERE. ( PACWA) THERE IS NO LEGISLATION IN LOUISIANA TO INSTITUTE THAT IS THERE?>>NO. NOT THAT I KNOW OF. ( PACWA) THAT IS WHY YOU’RE NOT HEARING MUCH ABOUT IT. IN SOME STATES THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD THAT LEGISLATION BROUGHT UP AND THEN YOU USUALLY SEE THE BISHOPS OF THAT STATE TAKEN ON. HOWEVER IT IS USUALLY TOO LATE. YOUR POINT IS WELL TAKEN. THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO WAIT UNTIL THE POLITICIANS ARE PUSHING TO KILL THE ELDERLY. WE HAVE TO HAVE A CLEAR SENSE OF VALUES HERE. NOW, A NUMBER OF THINGS. CERTAINLY POPE ST. JOHN PAUL HAD WRITTEN ON THIS TOPIC A NUMBER OF TIMES AND ADDRESSED IT. AND NUMBERS OF BISHOPS HAVE DONE THAT. AGAIN IT HAS NOT BEEN AS BIG A NEED IN LOUISIANA BECAUSE AT THIS POINT PEOPLE AND YOUR POLITICIANS AS A MATTER OF FACT I HAVE MET YOUR GOVERNOR, AND THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HE IS GOING TO PUSH. I DO NOT THINK HE WOULD SIGN SUCH LEGISLATION EITHER. YOU KNOW HE IS VERY COMMITTED TO LIFE. THIS IS ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS THAT IS TO BE COMMENDED. THE IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP ON SUPPORTING PRO-LIFE POLITICIANS AND LEGISLATORS SO THAT THEY DO NOT GET TEMPTED. WHETHER TEMPTED TO DO THIS? BECAUSE IT IS SO EXPENSIVE IN THE LAST YEAR OF LIFE. THE LAST YEAR OF LIFE IS USUALLY YOUR MOST EXPENSIVE YEAR OF LIFE MEDICALLY SPEAKING. WHEN THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI SAID WE HAVE TO HAVE ABORTION MADE PART OF THE HEALTHCARE PLAN. THINK OF ALL THE MONEY WE WILL SAVE. WHEN SHE SAID THAT, THE 1ST THOUGHT THAT CAME TO MY MIND IS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO THIS TO THE ELDERLY ALSO. BECAUSE YOU SAVE EVEN MORE MONEY ON THE ELDERLY. BUT ANYBODY WHO WAS RAISED CHILDREN KNOWS THAT SOMETIMES A CHILD GETS SICK AND YOU SAY WHETHER QUALITY-OF-LIFE IS NOT THAT GOOD SO WE WILL. OR THEY ARE BORN YOU SEE THIS IN ICELAND FOR INSTANCE. THAT THEY ARE BORN WITH DOWN SYNDROME. WHILE THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE. WELL THAT IS NOT FOR YOU TO DETERMINE. AS A MATTER OF FACT WHAT IS FOR YOU TO DETERMINE IS WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO TO IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE. A PATTERN THAT I HAVE SEEN OVER THE YEARS IS THAT PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND A NUMBER OF OTHER FOLKS ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN SOCIETY. THEY HELP TO MAKE THE REST OF US MORE GENTLE. THIS IS 1 OF THE GREAT IMPACTS OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. THEY HELP US TO BECOME MORE GENTLE AND I REMEMBER READING A STUDY BACK IN THE 60S THAT SOCIETIES THAT ELIMINATE THEIR DISABLED TEND TO BECOME MORE VIOLENT AND SOCIETIES THAT CHERISH THEIR DISABLED BECOME MORE GENTLE. LET US APPLY THAT TO SOME OF THE NEWS. TO SOME OF THE KINDS OF THINGS GOING ON AND THINK ABOUT HOW THESE PEOPLE THAT WE SAY ARE DISABLED AND THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE A QUALITY OF LIFE BECAUSE THEY ARE ELDERLY AND SO ON, THEY MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO TEACH US ABOUT HOW TO BECOME MORE ACCEPTING AND GENTLE. NOT ALWAYS EASY TO DEAL WITH. TAKING CARE OF SICK RELATIVES IN THE PAST MYSELF I KNOW IT IS NOT EASY. BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. HAVE A QUESTION FROM A STUDIO AUDIENCE. WHERE YOU FROM?>>GUAM ( PACWA) YOU WIN THE LONG-DISTANCE AWARD. THIS GENTLEMAN IS WITH YOU. YOU BOTH WIN THE LONG DISTANCE AWARD.>>HIS NAME IS GENESIS ( PACWA) I HOPE YOU DID NOT NAME ANYBODY LEVITICUS.>>IT SADDENS ME THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE COMMITTING SUICIDE LOSING HOPE. WE KNOW OUR LORD DIED FOR US, BUT NOW I SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE EVEN CATHOLICS ARE CONFUSED BECAUSE THE POLITICIANS YOU KNOW THEY PASSED THESE LAWS THAT ARE AGAINST DIVINE LAW AND SUDDENLY SOME OF THEM ARE CATHOLICS. IN MY QUESTION IS THE CHURCH IS IT DOING ENOUGH TO OPPOSE THESE POLITICIANS? WHAT ABOUT THE LEADERS OF THE CHURCH? ( PACWA) THIS IS WHERE THE TEACHING ROLE OF THE CHURCH HAS TO COME IN. 1 OF THE PROBLEMS WITH SUICIDE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT I AM IN CHARGE OF MY LIFE. THAT THIS IS MY LIFE. THE SINGER, JOEL, BILLY JOEL. HE SAID THIS IS MY LIFE. THAT WAS 1 OF HIS SONGS. THAT IS THE ATTITUDE. I DID IT MY WAY WAS FRANK SINATRA’S SONG. I DON’T NOT WANT TO JUST PICK HIM BILLY JOEL. BUT YOU SEE THIS ATTITUDE IT IS MY LIFE AND I CAN DO WHAT I WANT TO WITH IT. I AM SAYING WRONG ANSWER. IT IS GOD’S LIFE. GOD GAVE YOU THAT LIFE. YOU DID NOT MAKE YOUR OWN LIFE. YOU DID NOT CREATE YOURSELF. YOU DID NOT CONCEIVE YOURSELF. YOU DID NOT CREATE YOUR OWN SOUL. SO IT IS NOT REALLY YOURS. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE TO GOD WE HAVE TO EMPHASIZE THAT AGAIN. WE TAKE THAT FOR GRANTED AND I THINK IT HAS BEEN LOST SO WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO THAT AND REALIZE EVEN THOUGH, NOT AT THE SAME TIME, PEOPLE SUFFERING GREATLY. A LOT OF MILITARY WHEN THEY COME HOME COMMIT SUICIDE. THERE ARE A VARIETY OF REASONS. THEY ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THAT. THIS IS A TERRIBLE PHENOMENON. WE WANT TO BE THERE TO HELP. AND NOT JUST SAY YOU CANNOT KILL YOURSELF. WE HAVE TO BE THERE TO HELP. THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO BOTH. WORK TO PREVENT THAT AS LEGISLATION THAT SAYS THAT IT IS OKAY TO TAKE A LIFE AND THEN DO WHAT WE CAN TO SERVE THOSE JUST LIKE WE DO WITH BABIES SO THAT THEY DO NOT GET ABORTED. WE ALSO HAVE TO SERVE THE MOMS AND CHILDREN AFTERWARDS AND THE SAME WITH THE PEOPLE OR TEMPTED TO SUICIDE. ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE ANOTHER CALLER. JOEL? IT IS NOT BILLY, IS IT?>>NO, IT’S JOEL. ( PACWA) WHERE ARE YOU FROM>>IOWA ( PACWA) NOT CLOSE TO BILLY JOEL’S TOWN.>>WHERE DOES ONE START TO EVANGELIZE? ( PACWA) IT BEGINS WITH ONE WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT THE GOSPEL. SO OUR OWN CATECHESIS, TO HAVE WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO SAY TO SOMEBODY? AND TO HAVE SOME OF THESE RESPONSES READY QUESTION THAT WOULD BE THE 1ST STEP. ONCE YOU HAVE THAT READY, THE NEXT STEP IS TO LISTEN TO THEM. BECAUSE THE TEMPTATION IS TO TRY AND TO SCRATCH THEM WHERE THEY DO NOT ITCH. BUT THIS IS WHAT I KNOW HOW TO DO. YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU SCRATCH WHERE THEY ITCH, NOT WHERE I KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT AND SO I WILL GIVE YOU THE SENSOR. THAT IS NOT THE QUESTION. THIS TAKES A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF SENSITIVITY AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT THING TO DO SO DO BOTH OF THOSE AND THEN WAIT. WATCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO EVANGELIZE. ALL RIGHT WE HAVE ONE MORE CALLER. MIKE APPEARED WHERE YOU FROM?>>NEW JERSEY. ( PACWA) NOW YOU’RE CLOSER TO BILLY JOEL.>>I WANT YOU TO SPEAK ON THE TOPIC. I WATCHED ANCIENT ALIENS. THE SHOW THAT I WATCHED, THEY ACTUALLY NAME ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AND GABRIEL AS ALIENS. AND THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT ALL THESE THINGS THAT TOOK PLACE DURING THE TIME OF JESUS CHRIST WERE ACTUALLY ALIENS. NOT GOD. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR PRE-SPEAK ON THAT. (PACWA:) SURE. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE WATCHING THE CHANNEL THAT I HAVE RENAMED AS SASQUATCH CENTRAL. THIS IS THEY ALSO SAY THAT THE PYRAMIDS WERE BUILT BY ALIENS AND ALL THIS OTHER NONSENSE. AND THAT IS WHAT IT IS. THEY SAID SOME EXPERTS SAID. NOTICE THE DO NOT GIVE FOOTNOTES ON WHAT THAT EXPERT IS AWARE THAT THE EVIDENCE. THEY WILL SHOW YOU SOME INTERESTING PHOTOGRAPHS AND ALL THAT BUT IT IS NONSENSE. AND TO SAY THAT THE BIBLE IS FROM ALIEN PEOPLE IS TO REDUCE IT WHERE AS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF THAT. IF THERE WERE ALIENS I WOULD LIKE TO MEET THEM. BUT THIS IS NONSENSE. SO I WISH I HAD MORE TIME TO GO INTO THAT IN DETAIL. ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT LAST WEEK I CONFUSED ARUBA WITH THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND SAID THERE WAS A MURDER OF A GIRL IN ARUBA. IN CAYMAN ISLANDS BUT IT WAS ARUBA. THAT IS MY LACK OF GEOGRAPHY OF THE CARIBBEAN. HE CAME IN TO PLAY THERE AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT CONFUSION. BUT I’M OUT OF TIME MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU. THE FATHER, THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN. AND AGAIN WE ASK YOU TO KEEP THIS BETWEE YOUR UTILITY BILLS AND GOD WILLING WE WILL PAY OUR BILLS ALSO. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU. [APPLAUSE] [GUITAR THEME MUSIC]

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  1. Rev.18:
    Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment
    4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:“‘Come out of her, my people,'so that you will not share in her sins,so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
    5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
        and God has remembered her crimes.
    6 Give back to her as she has given;
        pay her back double for what she has done.
        Pour her a double portion from her own cup.
    7 Give her as much torment and grief
        as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
    In her heart she boasts,
        ‘I sit enthroned as queen.
    I am not a widow;[c]
        I will never mourn.’
    8 Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her:
        death, mourning and famine.
    She will be consumed by fire,
        for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.

  2. OPINION:

    THEOLOGY
    (C) 9'12-2019 KTS PHILOSOPHY
    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

    1) A WOMAN , SECRETLY IN LOVE WITH A PRIEST, WHO IS SECRETLY MADE HER HIS WOMAN, IS LIKE MARRIED TO HIM, BECAUSE HE IS A PRIEST, AND THEY BOTH LOVE EACH OTHER, THOUGH THEY ARE NOT CIVILLY MARRIED.

    2) A HUSBAND WHO IS CIVILLY MARRIED TO HIS WIFE, CANNOT BE A PRIEST, BECAUSE HE IS HER CIVIC HUSBAND.

    ADULTERY IS NOT ALLOWED.

    (C) SEPT. 13, 2019 KASTANIARIS, JORDAN (J.V.C.)

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