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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2008, 07:48:27 PM »
But wasn't Jonah in the belly of the whale for three days? And wasnt that the "sign" of what Jesus was going to do?

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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2008, 08:18:44 PM »
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, that's 3 days on my callender.

Something that has intrigued me, you remember when Jesus mentions showing his wounds after he was ressurected, now, did he keep them in tact during this whole time, or was his body healed after he ascended to heaven? Also, another bit of trivia, his body was wrapped in strips of linen along with 70 pounds of spices, it seems like a mumification type of custom, like he was tied up into it, how did he free himself of them, and where did he acquire clothes?  As you recall, they divided his garmets up after he was crucified, was there an extra set, or was he re-dressed or something?

Also, along the direction some of the churches have gone, I know there has been alot of changes due to the scandals as well as priests starting their own services without the support of the church, even starting their own families in the process, which is not in line with traditional western Catholic principals for priests.  What other things are you referencing in regards to this, to how some have became loopie?  Luckily there are some rather large, seemingly mainstream Catholic churches in town, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find a traditional one.

Something that swept over me last night, as I've been contemplating the decision to go back to the Catholic church, there is so much I have missed from it including our dialog about the saints and Mary.  It's hard to describe, but it's something, where I felt something was missing, that to be Catholic for me fits me like a glove, that I belong with this particular church and denomination.
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2008, 07:26:09 AM »
If you look at Matthew there is a very good possibility that there were two Sabbaths that after the crucifixion..  Matthew 28:1 literally reads, "after the Sabbaths"
I have to be honest, I don't care if it was a Wednesday, Thursday, or whatever.
The verse I quoted used the term "special Sabbath"  I was wondering if it could be that that sabbath was special just because it was Passover week, or if they had an additional holy day that week and they were referring as to it as being a special sabbath.
Was that a practice at the time Spurly?

That is a very good possibiility, but we can not know for sure.  However, when Matthew says, "after the Sabbaths" it causes one to lean that way.

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2008, 07:27:50 AM »
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, that's 3 days on my callender.

Something that has intrigued me, you remember when Jesus mentions showing his wounds after he was ressurected, now, did he keep them in tact during this whole time, or was his body healed after he ascended to heaven? Also, another bit of trivia, his body was wrapped in strips of linen along with 70 pounds of spices, it seems like a mumification type of custom, like he was tied up into it, how did he free himself of them, and where did he acquire clothes?  As you recall, they divided his garmets up after he was crucified, was there an extra set, or was he re-dressed or something?

Also, along the direction some of the churches have gone, I know there has been alot of changes due to the scandals as well as priests starting their own services without the support of the church, even starting their own families in the process, which is not in line with traditional western Catholic principals for priests.  What other things are you referencing in regards to this, to how some have became loopie?  Luckily there are some rather large, seemingly mainstream Catholic churches in town, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find a traditional one.

Something that swept over me last night, as I've been contemplating the decision to go back to the Catholic church, there is so much I have missed from it including our dialog about the saints and Mary.  It's hard to describe, but it's something, where I felt something was missing, that to be Catholic for me fits me like a glove, that I belong with this particular church and denomination.

John, what church are you affiliated with now, before your return to catholicism?

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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2008, 07:52:38 AM »
I've never claimed any affiliation after I stopped going to mass, it never seemed necessary since the similarities between all of the mainstream protestant denominations were so slight, it felt entirely pointless to pigeonhole myself into standing behind one official denomination saying, I am part of any one specifically.

There is no before at this point, there may indeed, never have been a formal past, as in, I never renounced it as not being valid, I just chose to stop going to mass because mass is simply boring and ineffective at the time I did.  I'm finding now, the opposite is true, so I return, this time with a new apprieciation and this time to defend it from it's enemies.


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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2008, 09:41:56 AM »
I've never claimed any affiliation after I stopped going to mass, it never seemed necessary since the similarities between all of the mainstream protestant denominations were so slight, it felt entirely pointless to pigeonhole myself into standing behind one official denomination saying, I am part of any one specifically.

There is no before at this point, there may indeed, never have been a formal past, as in, I never renounced it as not being valid, I just chose to stop going to mass because mass is simply boring and ineffective at the time I did.  I'm finding now, the opposite is true, so I return, this time with a new apprieciation and this time to defend it from it's enemies.



I'm telling you: Read The Lamb's Supper by Dr. Scott Hahn

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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2008, 10:47:59 AM »
If you look at Matthew there is a very good possibility that there were two Sabbaths that after the crucifixion..  Matthew 28:1 literally reads, "after the Sabbaths"
I have to be honest, I don't care if it was a Wednesday, Thursday, or whatever.
The verse I quoted used the term "special Sabbath"  I was wondering if it could be that that sabbath was special just because it was Passover week, or if they had an additional holy day that week and they were referring as to it as being a special sabbath.
Was that a practice at the time Spurly?

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Lev 23:4-8
4.These are Yahweh’s appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times.
5.Yahweh’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
6.On the fifteenth of that month Yahweh’s Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.
7.On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.
8.For seven days present an offering made to Yahweh by fire.  And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’

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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2008, 12:54:35 PM »
I've never claimed any affiliation after I stopped going to mass, it never seemed necessary since the similarities between all of the mainstream protestant denominations were so slight, it felt entirely pointless to pigeonhole myself into standing behind one official denomination saying, I am part of any one specifically.

There is no before at this point, there may indeed, never have been a formal past, as in, I never renounced it as not being valid, I just chose to stop going to mass because mass is simply boring and ineffective at the time I did.  I'm finding now, the opposite is true, so I return, this time with a new apprieciation and this time to defend it from it's enemies.



I'm telling you: Read The Lamb's Supper by Dr. Scott Hahn

I'll look into it, thanks.

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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2008, 09:01:56 AM »
What has happened to Catholic Crusader?

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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2008, 09:52:59 AM »
Usually, whenever a screen name appears in black, and the word 'guest' is under the name, it means the person has been banished from the GC kingdom. 

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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2008, 10:02:57 AM »
What has happened to Catholic Crusader?

Your friend was banned yesterday for what was interpreted as a threat.

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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2008, 10:53:22 AM »
What has happened to Catholic Crusader?

Your friend was banned yesterday for what was interpreted as a threat.

I really enjoyed his posts.  I hate to see him leave.  I think it's wonderful when someone finds great beauty in the way they chose to worship..even if it may not be the way I worship.  Contrary to the way lots of people seem to feel....I think Jesus loves all ways of worship because worship is the expression of the heart.  And a heart that loves Jesus is always beautiful.

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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2008, 11:02:10 AM »
Contrary to the way lots of people seem to feel....I think Jesus loves all ways of worship because worship is the expression of the heart.  And a heart that loves Jesus is always beautiful.

I think you will find that this is contrary to the way lots of people seem to feel because this is contrary to what the Scripture teaches. God only accepts one kind of worship, worship that is in spirit and truth. (cf. Jhn 4:23-24)

There are true worshipers and false worshipers of God.

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2008, 11:25:28 AM »
Contrary to the way lots of people seem to feel....I think Jesus loves all ways of worship because worship is the expression of the heart.  And a heart that loves Jesus is always beautiful.

I think you will find that this is contrary to the way lots of people seem to feel because this is contrary to what the Scripture teaches. God only accepts one kind of worship, worship that is in spirit and truth. (cf. Jhn 4:23-24)

There are true worshipers and false worshipers of God.

My feeling is that when someone worships God... it is Jesus who can read the heart of the individual in order to make that judgement call.  It is the Holy Spirits job to correct it.  It is not MY judgement call or correction to make.   I was only instructed to love and believe the best.

I am in no position to assume I have the only 'truth'.  The only truth I have is that if we spend as much time perfecting our own personal worship as we do worrying how everyone else worships.....we would all be better off.  I want Jesus to remember I worshipped Him....not remember me as the person who spent all my time telling everyone else they were worshipping wrong.

This is just my personal opinion....I REFUSE to judge someone else regardless. I am not God. 


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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2008, 11:40:17 AM »
Usually, whenever a screen name appears in black, and the word 'guest' is under the name, it means the person has been banished from the GC kingdom. 

I figured as much...what a shame.