“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God” (James 4:4).
The Bible says unregenerate people are in rebellion against God. The ultimate rejection of any person would be to deny their existence (hence the idiom “You are dead to me”). Ultimately, some people reject God to the point that they deny His existence. The denial of God is often epitomized by the (in) famous atheist Nietzsche’s statement “God is dead.” Continue reading
[Special Note] – These articles on Evolution OR Creation or any of the others for that matter, may appear to some, as directed against Catholic Church teaching and the authorities within the Church. However, this author wishes to clarify that this is definitely not the intention of any articles that I write. (In fact wherever Catholic Teaching is in harmony with the Word of God, the same has been quoted as well). The sole reason for the existence of this blog-site is to publish truth as best as I understand it from God’s Word and the evidence of sound empirical science (wherever required). In the pursuit of this Truth, it might often be necessary to state things which are contrary to what others in high office have stated. Keeping in mind the constitutional right to freedom of expression that we all have, such truth is shared in love and with respect as per the scriptural norm. Hence, my special request to you therefore, is to read carefully with the above in mind.
Catholicism & Genesis
A review of The Doctrines of Genesis 1–11:
A Compendium and Defense of Traditional Catholic Theology on Origins by Fr Victor P. Warkulwiz (Catholic Priest)
The Catholic Church’s belief about Genesis 1–11 has been confusing for a long time—ever since uniformitarianism and evolution came on the scene. Most seminaries regard this essential part of God’s Word as a Myth. This situation is similar to Protestant churches, sadly, for both liberal and conservative ones. Within the ‘traditionalist’ churches, the above book (by Fr. Victor P.W), is a welcome addition to the book Genesis, Creation and Early Man by the Russian Orthodox heiromonk Seraphim Rose, who documented that the Church fathers of Eastern Orthodoxy from the fourth century until the present almost all taught a young earth, a literal six-day creation, a global Flood, and the origin of languages at the Tower of Babel. Warkulwiz’s book focuses on the traditional teachings of the Catholic church from the early and medieval church fathers and comes to the same conclusions. The book was endorsed with a foreword by Bishop Robert Francis Vasa of Baker, Oregon. Continue reading
For centuries now the age old debate between Evolutionism and Creationism reigns. While the Catholic Church has always maintained Creationism as its predominant stand, recently Pope Benedict (while he was pope) had even gone on record to call Evolution as Fiction. However, with Pope Francis’ latest statement that both evolution and creation are compatible, we are now faced with two conflicting views. Most of us Catholics have grown up with the clear understanding that Catholicism stood on the firm ground of Creationism. But now we are faced with another option that both Creationism and Evolutionism are compatible. The Bible categorically puts forth its case for Creationism. Can both be right? This is the confusion that I wish to address. Continue reading
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