AN OPEN LETTER TO MY CATHOLIC FAMILY – ABOUT ATTENDING MASS Dear Family~ Lately (and at times in the past) some of you have voiced concern about how I behave when attending Catholic funeral and wedding masses as well as anniversary mass celebrations for family (deceased or living). Specifically I am aware some are angered […]
Family Baptism Letter (From Protestant to Catholic) Dear Catholic Family & Friends As we celebrate with you today, allow me to share a few thoughts about “Baptism”. You may find them new and maybe revealing if not interesting. One of my principal duties as a Pastor at Cuyahoga Valley Church is teaching candidates for baptism […]
Catholicism teachesJustification is a spiritual rebirth and the lifelong process of sanctification, which begins at the point of the sacrament of baptism. The Bible teachesJustification is the legal declaration of Christ’s righteousness reckoned to the believer at the point of faith, solely as an act of God’s mercy.
Catholicism teachesRegeneration is the lifelong process of infusing grace (spiritual power) to perform meritorious works (in part). The Bible teachesRegeneration is the instantaneous imparting of eternal life and the quickening of the human spirit, making it alive to God.
Catholicism teachesIn the atonement sins are only potentially forgiven, and so must be worked off through a process mediated by the Church and its sacraments over the lifetime of the “believer”. The Bible teachesAll sins are forgiven at the point of salvation, because Christ’s death satisfied all God’s wrath against sin. (Col. 2:13-14)
IT’S THE KINGDOM, STUPID Supan Says Being a political junky causes me to ponder how should I vote this Republican primary cycle? Should I vote for who is most electable? Should I vote for the candidate who has the best chance of beating President Obama? Should I vote for the candidate that is best positioned to keep terrorist at bay, […]
To See or Not to See (That is the question) Being aware of but not having any interest in the Academy Awards I admit that I’m not a movie devotee but I do from time to time have some interests in seeing a “good” movie, especially when it is promoted as either having Christian values […]
Catholicism teaches:Grace is a power-separate from God-, which is placed into (infused) a “believer”. This power enables the person to perform works that will earn him or her the “right” to heaven. Bible teaches:Grace is God’s disposition toward mankind, wherein He expresses His mercy and love, so that the believer is now treated as if […]
Catholicism teachesSalvation is the lifelong process whereby God and men cooperate in securing of forgiveness of sin. This is achieved only after death (and/or cleansing from sin in purgatory), and is dependant on man’s personal securing of objective righteousness before God; otherwise there would be no salvation. The Bible TeachesSalvation is an instant event upon […]
COURSE VENUES Catholic Conversations offers three basic courses that are available for presentation in a number of venues including Sunday morning adult education classes (Sunday School) mid-week evenings, and week-end seminar (conference) formats. These basic courses are normally eight one hour sessions. Courses can be customized to meet individual church schedules. The objective of these […]