It will be a very eventful week in the nation’s capital – a week of tremendously sharp contrasts, as two opposing events occur at the beginning and end of the week.

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Tomorrow, at the beginning of the week, we will be observing the second inauguration of a President who has shown himself to be unflaggingly and aggressively pro-abortion {there are numerous examples of this, including his appearance at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser, indicating he supports their agenda}.

As is the custom for the office of President, he will spend the day with great fanfare.   Chauffeured around in limousines with endless press coverage and fine foods and wining and dining and speeches about how much he will do for the nation.

Contrast that with what will happen at the end of the week, on Thursday and Friday.  With almost no media publicity whatsoever, because of their self-imposed blackout, hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pro life people from around the nation will converge on Washington to observe with tremendous sorrow the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the killing of children in the womb for virtually any reason at virtually any time in pregnancy.  To pray, to march, to witness.

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Editor’s note: Behold I set forth in your sight this day a blessing and a curse: A blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: A curse, if you obey not the commandments of the Lord your God, but revolt from the way which now I show you, and walk after strange gods which you know not.  (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)

The whole point of Christmas: Jesus Christ came to free the faithful from the “curse” of the Law.


Glory to God in the highest:
and on earth peace to men of good will.

(Luke 2:14)

by Doug Lawrence

Days after the annual Christmas celebration, people continue to ask, “What’s the point?”

Aside from the modern emphasis on mass consumerism, the main point of Christmas is fairly simple, if you happen to like mysteries:

Jesus Christ, who is God, took on flesh and became man in order to save us from our sins, which under the old Mosaic Law, or the more recent Muslim variation known as Sharia, still carry with them the penalty of death and hell.

Since no naturally born human being is without sin, all are uniformly and irrevocably cursed to the same, decrepit fate. In fact, things are actually much worse than anyone could possibly imagine.

Satan was the supernatural entity in charge of enforcing the death penalty … ruling ruthlessly over an evil earthly dominion that we brought down on ourselves, through Adam’s fall from grace.

The incarnate Jesus, the divine Son of God, who is also the Son of Adam (man) was infinitely good, just and holy … and he was also more than powerful enough to destroy Satan’s evil dominion … making possible the reconciliation of sinful mankind, with God.

Christ’s sacrifice on the cross at Calvary satisfactorily atoned for Adam’s (mankind’s) sins. Christ’s glorious resurrection three days hence, furnished absolute proof of Christ’s (and through him, man’s) victory over the powers of death and hell.

According to the grace and power of Jesus Christ … King of Kings … Lord of Lords … the new and perfect head of all mankind … eternal salvation would now be freely offered to every generation … through the Catholic Church that Jesus personally founded.     

Thanks to Christ and his Church, baptized Christians are no longer under the curse of the law … no longer under Satan’s evil dominion … but are instead, living temples of the Holy Spirit, adopted children of God and citizens of heaven … subject only to the gracious and merciful judgment of Jesus Christ.

But what of the Ten Commandments? Aren’t Christians still “bound” by these?

Under the terms of the Old Covenant, there was no remedy for the “curse of the law”. Any sin, no matter how minor, would suffice to permanently and irrevocably condemn. But when we fail today, Christians have Jesus and the grace-giving sacraments of the New Covenant (Catholic) Church on which to rely … so condemnation under the law (breaking a commandment) no longer need be permanent or irrevocable. Hence, Jesus Christ is now the final recourse for every Christian. Not any law.

Does that mean Christians (and particularly Catholics) get some sort of a free pass?

No. If anything, we’ll be judged to an even higher standard than our Jewish, Muslim, and Pagan friends.
(See Luke 12:47-48)

When Jesus came, he did all that was necessary to free mankind from eternal slavery to Satan, sin and death. The last thing he did, just before he ascended to Heaven, was to appoint and empower the leadership of his universal (Catholic) Church, which from the Day of Pentecost forward, according to the power of the Holy Spirit, would continue to be the universal sacrament of salvation for the world, until Jesus comes again, at the end of time.

It is through the sacraments and good offices of the Catholic Church, paid for by Christ’s own blood, that we might be permitted to freely receive absolute forgiveness for even the most heinous violations of God’s law, and hope to experience a total restoration of the sanctifying grace that was lost through our illicit and sinful acts.

The Catholic Church, and particularly the Catholic Ministerial Priesthood, acts in Christ’s stead until he comes again … exercising God’s awesome authority, according to his inestimable love and abiding favor (grace) … for the benefit of the “People of God” (members of the Church).

Non-Catholic Christians (and others) should note that for all of this, there is no known substitute.

The only sure way for anyone to hope to escape the curse of the law and render his/her soul pleasing and acceptable to God, is through full, faithful, and constant participation in all of the work, worship, sacraments and devotions of the Catholic Church, of which Jesus Christ remains the “head”.

In short … if Jesus didn’t come, we would all still be hopelessly caught up in our sins and destined for an eternity in hell. Now, thanks to Jesus, it’s possible for anyone to receive forgiveness of sins and hope to spend eternity in heaven with God, simply by becoming a faithful and active member of his one, holy, apostolic and universal church … the Catholic Church.

That, my friends, is the whole point of Christmas … and it also pretty much explains “the meaning of life” as well.

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Sharia Law: The False Messiah of Islam.

Muslim Sharia Law (with a few modifications) is based on the same Ten Commandments that were given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.

Like the Scribes and Pharisees, who officially interpreted and enforced the old Mosaic Law, Islam has its own group of Ayatollahs and Imams.

Unfortunately, the Jews and the Muslims never came to understand that the old Law 1) was never intended to last forever; and 2) was actually a curse.

Here’s how this works:

The first thing Moses did (after getting a set of replacement tablets, from God) was to add a rather extensive set of statutes and ordinances to the original Commandments, creating what we know as the Mosaic Law.

Over time, other statutes and ordinances were added, making the Law ever more heavy and onerous, until … by the time of Christ … the whole thing was so laden with arcane and pointless requirements … that it … along with its corrupt administrators … the Scribes and the Pharisees … served to spiritually oppress the entire Nation of Israel … much as the Roman occupation oppressed them, civilly.

The Jews of that time had to endure (literally) the worst of all possible worlds!

Now comes Jesus, the Messiah, the promised Holy One of Israel, who would perfectly fulfill all that was written about him in the books of the Psalms and the Prophets, and by his saving death, also fulfill every jot and tittle of his Law, setting it aside … in favor of his all new and better covenant, and his grace empowered Catholic (universal) Church.

Refusing to accept even the possibility that God might choose to send his only begotten son as the redeemer of all mankind, Muhammad fell victim to the same spiritual blindness that still afflicts the Jews.

Meanwhile … thanks to the Holy Spirit … we Christians came to understand that Jesus Christ freed us from the curse of the old Mosaic Law. A law which was never intended to save souls … or to last forever … but only to point out the utter sinfulness and imperfections of man … and to demonstrate the absolute need for a holy redeemer.

In truth … Jesus Christ and his grace … not any law … is the first, best, and final recourse … of every Christian.

So, anyone who prefers to rely instead, on “keeping the law” in order to please God, is bound to fail.

Failing, there is no recourse … so a person is then practically bound to live a cursed existence … constantly oppressed by the law’s onerous, essentially pointless requirements … and always “under the thumb” of various officials, who serve to interpret and enforce it.

This seems to be an apt description of Sharia Law, as currently practiced throughout the Muslim world today. Does it not?

The eternal consequences of this grievous error are also very significant, since as we know, no one ever obtained salvation by “keeping the law”.

But what about today’s Christians, still attempting to observe the Ten Commandments? Isn’t that equally absurd?

Absolutely not!

With Jesus Christ as our savior, the Law no longer constitutes a curse, since even when we fail to keep it, forgiveness, absolution, sanctifying grace, and a fresh start … remain constantly and freely available to us, through the sacraments and devotions of the Catholic Church.

So, even when we Christians fail, salvation is still within our means … since our “means” is none other than Jesus Christ! (How’s that for a practical definition of faith?)

Thanks be to God!

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Evangelist Ray Comfort (wrongly) claims the Catholic Church is selling its followers short.

According to Comfort, the Ten Commandments, as transcribed in the Catholic bible, are different from those that appear in the King James translation, in that the Catholic version does not include the prohibition on graven images.

Editor’s note: Mr. Comfort is a Protestant evangelist who fails to understand that every jot and tittle of the old law (in the Greek, “iota”) including all of the the original 10 Commandments, was perfectly fulfilled and set aside by Jesus Christ, when Jesus fulfilled all things, and gave us the (all new) New Covenant, in his blood.

If Jesus had not done so, then we Christians would all have been “stuck” under the curse of the old law until the end of time … unredeemed and unreconciled with God … just like the Jews and the Muslims.

Under the awesome and virtually unrestricted powers granted to the Catholic Church alone, by Jesus Christ (including but not limited to “Binding and Loosing … on Earth and in Heaven) the newly established, early 1st century Catholic Church … shortly decided to re-adapt and reaffirm the Commandments … in a way that was fully compatible with the new law of grace and mercy in Jesus Christ, on which we New Covenant Christians are uniquely empowered to faithfully rely.

That’s why the Ten Commandments of the Catholic Church differ from those listed in the Old Testament … why Protestant Bibles don’t match up with Catholic ones … and why the old prohibition against “graven images” no longer exists.

But since Mr. Comfort is willingly ignorant of such things, and prefers to depend only on his extremely limited personal understanding of authentic Christian theology and the sacred scriptures, he instead chooses to criticize the teachings of the only church that was ever founded, authorized, empowered and eternally guaranteed by Jesus Christ … for the purpose of our salvation … the Catholic Church.

Such are the errors of heretics and apostates everywhere, no matter how good their intentions!

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What happened to the prohibition against “graven images”

Muslims Don’t Know It … But Sharia Law Is A Curse.

Distilled down to its essence, Muslim Sharia Law is really nothing more than a variation of Old Testament Mosaic Law, suitably modified by various Pharisaical-type entities, in order to entrap, oppress, and enslave the people.

St. Paul wrote very clearly about this to the Galatians … long, long ago.

From the New American Bible (footnotes on Galatians 3)

Those who depend not on promise and faith but on works of the law are under a curse because they do not persevere in doing all the things written in the book of the law (Gal 3:10; Deut 27:26) in order to gain life (Gal 3:12; Lev 18:5; cf Romans 10:5).

But scripture teaches that no one is justified before God by the law (Gal 3:11; Hebrews 2:4, adapted from the Greek version of Habakkuk; cf Romans 1:17; Hebrews 10:38).

Salvation, then, depends on faith in Christ who died on the cross (Gal 3:13), taking upon himself a curse found in Deut 21:23 (about executed criminals hanged in public view), to free us from the curse of the law (Gal 3:13).

That the Gentile Galatians have received the promised Spirit (Gal 3:14) by faith and in no other way returns the argument to the experience cited in Gal 3:1-5.

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A Faith Question

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Q: I am trying to understand the Christian faith, is this accurate?
You believe that you must telepathically convince a Jewish zombie who was also his own father that you believe in him in order to lift an ancient evil curse that was placed on an invisible place in your body when a woman who was also another person’s rib was tricked into eating a magical apple by a talking snake?

A:  Just about as accurate as one person trying to convince another, in a whole different part of the world, of a certain point of view, by punching out various sequences on a flat plate that’s covered with alpha-numeric symbols, causing a myriad of colored dots to light up, while simultaneously sending billions of tiny electric impulses down a wire, at the speed of light, through a series of mysterious and unseen, non-human intermediaries, using a mouse.