“ ‘Pray for me.’ The audience of this prayer request was a group of Muslim leaders, worshippers of Allah, bound to the authority of the Koran, denying the Triune nature of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ, following a work-based religion. The Pope went beyond diplomatic politeness or even the cordial, inter-religious tone of the conversation. He addressed these Muslims by asking for their prayers, using language that is ordinarily used among fellow Christians. “
“Pray for me” – A reflection by Leonardo de Chirico
Old Waldensian Paths
1 Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart;
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
In all its theological force and devotional ramifications, Mariology is an inescapable, all-embracing, and fundamental tenet of Roman Catholic theology and practice. Moreover, it is a deeply troubling development because it is impossible to see a linear and coherent connection between this Marian devotion and the more sobering account of what the Bible actually says about Mary.
Leonardo De Chirico
138. Marian Prayers As Shapers of Roman Catholic Theology and Practice
“This article is written mostly for my sisters in Christ who are struggling with the fruit of feminism. What is the fruit of feminism?
- Broken marriages
- The murder of preborn babies by abortion
- Couples living together without marriage
- Fornication and adultery
- Neglected and abused children
- Unemployment and loss of jobs for men. . .” (Read the rest here. . .)
The movie based on William P. Young’s bestselling novel, The Shack, is set for release on March 3. Both the book and movie trouble me. Fiction and film are incredibly powerful, and when what is portrayed is unbiblical, sound doctrine is undermined. Please take the time to read the following article by Tim Challies.
“For some time, I have been considering whether I should see and review it. I am quite sure that watching and reviewing The Shack would prove to be a wise business decision. I could get to an early screening, write up a review, and see a nice bump in my site’s traffic. Pageviews are the currency of the Internet and as a blogger I am supposed to base my decisions on what will maximize them. Even better, watching and reviewing The Shack could be genuinely helpful to others. That is especially true if the movie proves to be as deeply flawed as the book. A review might serve to equip people to watch it with discernment or even to avoid watching it altogether.
“However, I am far more sure that watching and reviewing The Shack would be an unwise and even sinful spiritual decision. For that reason I will not be seeing or reviewing The Shack. Let me explain why…”
Why I Won’t Be Seeing (or Reviewing) The Shack Movie
Tim Challies’ review of the book, The Shack (pdf file)
HT: REFORMED FAITH SALSA STYLE
The Shack: Its Dangerous Theology and Error (Full Documentary Film) by Paul Flynn
“Way back on October 27, 1986, members of many different religions came together at Assisi, birthplace of the Roman Catholic ‘saint’, Francis, for a day of prayer for ‘peace’. This massive interfaith gathering was at the instigation of the pope of Rome, John Paul II. Such was the power and authority of this man that at his call, not only did leaders of various religions gather from around the world to ‘pray’, but three governments, and terrorist guerillas in 11 lands, held a 24-hour truce…
“Well, thirty years have passed. And during all this time great strides have been made in inter-religious dialogue and inter-religious ‘unity’. And so, John Paul II’s successor in the Vatican, the Jesuit pope, Francis I, decided to do it all again in 2016…”
Assisi 2016: a Religious Babel
26 SEPTEMBER 2016
Assisi 2016 a Religious Babel, PDF format