You Are Not Your Own

37791420046_9536dee6aa_mFor those of you who may be unaware, I have spent the last year or more, working on a series of books, entitled, Bigfoot Terror in the Woods Sightings and Encounters. I recently engaged in my first interview about the books, with a wonderful man named Wes, who runs a podcast named Sasquatch Chronicles. My series is ongoing.

In the process of all that has been going on, I was speaking to someone very close to me, about one of the upcoming accounts in volume number 6, where a hunter encounters a priest under the most unusual of circumstances and finds himself praying the Lord’s prayer when his life is threatened.

This person with whom I am close, who is, by the way, a Catholic man, said to me, that I shouldn’t include that in my interview. In other words, don’t bring God into the picture. When two people are married, the scripture says that the two become one flesh. You are no longer an individual, but rather, you have become part of your wife and she has become part of you, the two of you have become one body spiritually speaking.

In like manner, when you enter into a relationship with Christ, He refers to you and I, as being his bride. In other words, He to has become one with you. How is it then that this man and others feel that they shouldn’t speak of their bride when living out their lives? Do you leave your bride in the car, while you go in to eat dinner? Of course not. Christ is my everything, it is he who created me, it is he who has given me the skills to write, and it is he with whom I speak every day of my life.

Ask yourself these questions. What is my relationship with Christ right now? Am I ashamed to speak about him with others? How often have I  prayed in the past 3 days? And finally, when was the last time that you told Him how much you love Him and all that he has done for you? In answering these simple questions, you will get to the crux of the matter rather quickly. To be continued…



23018142623_4ba1deb468_mIn the context of the scriptures, the word satan means obstacle or adversary. When Jesus had revealed to the apostles, that he was to go to Jerusalem and die, Peter said to him without hesitation, that he must not do so. To which Christ said, get behind me Satan. Now, Jesus was not saying that Peter was, in fact, Satan, but rather he was identifying an immediate threat being posed to him finishing the work which the Father had sent him to do. In our own lives, we as Christians should be able to both identify and thwart the attacks which the enemy of our souls brings against us, but few are capable of doing so. The scripture also says that those who love this world will not see the kingdom of heaven.

The bible teaches that if we draw ourselves nearer to God, then he, in turn, will draw nearer to us, but as you can plainly see, this requires first, a movement from ourselves. The enemy of your soul is quite happy with the current state of affairs in your life. Your lack of prayer and the need to be continually entertained by the things of this world are just fine with him. Because he knows that if you stay this course, he will own you in the end, and there will be no escape.

The scripture says and correctly so, that Gods people perish because of a lack of wisdom. And it also says plainly, that we are to not be wise with the things of this world, for worldly wisdom, is of little profit. You may take this as a warning or you may shrug your spiritual shoulders and walk away, saying to yourself that this Pundit is full of hot air. But in the end, it is I who will have the last laugh, as I enter the kingdom of my Lord and all of his saints. What are your obstacles to a closer walk with Christ? To be continued…

Getting Your Priorities in Order

5721904435_b4c6f2ba81_qFirst of all, as I begin this blog having been away from the site for the better part of a year. May I offer my apologies. I have invested virtually the entire year writing a series of books on of all topics, Bigfoot. But now, I am back in the driver’s seat and ready to go, so let’s get started. I thought I would share with you something that had occurred in my life about a year ago, which re-opened my eyes in a profound way, to the plight of many church-going people.

It was last October when I had approached a local pastor, about the availability of time in his parish, to speak on the subject of discipleship. After much discussion about the matter, the decision was made that he wanted to go ahead with it, saying also to me in the process, that surely God and the Holy Spirit is with you in this endeavour. So the plan was set in place for a date in November.

Having asked this pastor about how much time would be allowed, he said to me that the previous guest had spent 2 hours speaking about a book on Angels, and so I had prepared myself for the allotment. During this time he had also asked for me to put something together in the form of an announcement regarding who I was and what I would be doing. Well, when the time came and the announcement had appeared, none of that which I had given him was printed, and yet, a huge section was dedicated to an Elvis impersonator that was going to appear.

When the evening arrived, there were virtually 10 people there, most of which were invited by the pastor, who by the way said that he was going to try me out. Well, I did my due diligence, speaking for 90 minutes, and the evening ended. That was that. My question to all of you is this? How is it that a work that is begun in Christ needs to be approved by man? After the fact, he told me it was too long, and this after he had told me the previous speaker had spoken for 2 hours.

It’s my understanding that the house was packed with drinkers and revellers for the Elvis impersonator, and ten people were present for the discipleship seminar. I was prepared, having done what God had asked me to do, and once again, the majority of the church had other things to do for the evening. And so, what are your personal priorities as it pertains to the things of God? When Jesus came to Lazarus’s house, he met up with his 2 sisters, Mary and Martha. Mary sat immediately at his feet, while Martha busied herself with the preparations. When Martha complained of her sister’s inactivity, Jesus said, Mary, has chosen the more important thing.

They choose entertainment over prayer as a priority, and I do not. I have always said that you know who the foundation of your church is by those who show up for prayer, and not that everyone who is praying is always visible, but God knows who they are and that’s all that matters. The world has taken root in many churches and I will have none of it in my life. I want more of Christ and less of anything and everything else in my life. And to date, I still haven’t achieved anything worth bragging about in that regard. What are your priorities? To be continued….



As we begin this blog together. We will and must answer a question. And that question is, w28514782047_31f5ff79aa_mho are they? And the they spoken of in scripture can be many or few, which is solely based on a select criteria or lack thereof. That has been set in place by God, not only for our own benefit, but for the benefit of our fellow man as well. God did from the beginning, and still does now, have a well executed plan in place for mankind. Which is both to live a good life, and to make heaven his or her home, when this life is done. This, in spite of mankind’s best efforts, to continually mess things up. And if your one of those who says to yourself, if only Jesus would come and visit with me in the flesh, my life would be so much better. Well, he already did that, and some of the results were and still are shocking. And now let’s get to the point, which is in fact,who are they?

After the resurrection, Christ came walking through the wall into a locked room. A room where the apostles were gathered, contemplating all of the events that had happened. As you could imagine…they were both shocked and frightened, and anything else you can think of, having a spirit man walk through the wall into your presence. But as they gained their collective composure, Jesus having consoled them, Thomas did not believe it was Jesus. Jesus then asks Thomas to come over to him. And he asks him to place his fingers into the wounds in his hands and his side. So at this time Christ was in a body that had substance, but could go through a structure. After Thomas did as Christ had asked, and was now satisfied that it was in fact Jesus. Jesus said the following. Blessed are they who believe and have not seen. And so for starters, if one believes in Christ having not seen him, that individual is one of “they” who are blessed.

I have been saying for years, that the greatest blessing one can have in this life, is the ability to say yes and I believe, to the call of Jesus Christ. Because in the end, no matter what this life doles out to you, you will find yourself in heaven with me and the rest of the saints. And in the book of Matthew chapter 5, beginning in verse 3. We hear through the word of God,Christ’s teaching to a multitude of hearers, of what it is and who it is that is truly blessed. Follow along with me.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and speak all manner of evil falsely against you for my namesake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward. For so did they persecute the prophets who have come before you.

Having read this with me. If you were to ask, let’s just say 10 or 12 random people on the streets of New York, the following question. What does it mean to be blessed? You would likely hear the same things that I hear at work. To be blessed usually means to the unsaved, more of this world, and the things of this world. And then there are my Pentecostal friends. Who think that they and their individual congregations and pastors, have obtained the only true lock and key to going to heaven. And that every other protestant, Pentecostal, and in particular Catholic church goer. Is some how completely lost, having given their soul to the devil. In their minds, they and only they, are truly blessed. I am amazed, when I tell people about the gospel. I usually begin by telling them something about myself, and see what kind of door opens up. To me this is always the best type of evangelization. Because people have a tough time rebutting what you say of yourself and your life. And it can generally lead into some fairly open and honest conversations. This is the time to speak openly of Jesus, and what he is and has done in your life.

Then its up to the Holy Spirit, to get to work in that individuals heart and mind. When protestants hear me talking about Jesus. I always mention to them that I am a Catholic. And why? Because I know it bothers them to no end. For they think in and of themselves immediately, that I am somehow grossly mislead, because their pastor told them so. That somehow this church of mine, which had its roots in the very apostles themselves, predating the very word protestant by some 1500 years. And they know nothing about my background, of reading the scriptures, street evangelizing, praying, and everything else.

Think that I have somehow lost my way, and that I just start talking about Jesus, having no real knowledge about him. And the truth that they and their pastors somehow possess all of the truth, God having overlooked the rest of humanity. All of these things are a far cry from what Christ just spoke of. Meekness, poverty, and having a hunger for righteousness. Persecution, peacemaking, being reviled, and persecuted. And so where is it exactly that you fit in having read this little dissertation of mine? Are you blessed? Or are you just wanting? Wanting more of this world and what it has to offer. I will leave you with this. For those who believe. No proof is needed. And for those who don’t believe. No proof will suffice. Which one are you?…To be continued


Speaking of myself. Let me state the following. I am a father. I am a husband. I am a employee. I am a Catholic Christian. And now if I may ask you a couple of questions. And I want you to direct these same questions at yourself. After having filled in the blanks as to who you are. So lets begin. Is there ever a time when you are not who you are? And the second question is this. Can you choose to not be who you are?

So what is it exactly that you are driving at Mr. Pundit? Well I will tell you. The only time you are not who you are. Is if and when you decide to hide it for the sake of sin.For the truth is you can never change who you are. But you can change your actions and the way in which you are perceived as being who you are. When sin sneaks into view. The husband or wife takes off their wedding band. Telling their suitor that they are not married. And although they still are who they are.They are now perceived through the act of deceit as not being so in the eyes of the beholder. Jesus told Peter that before the cock crowed. Peter would deny him 3 times. Peter said to the Lord that this would never happen.

Well as it turns out it did in fact happen. And Peter fled the scene weeping. Jesus told Peter that when he had matured that he would lead the church. Peter didn’t get it at the time. Just as you are not getting it now. When it comes to being a Christian. You most definitely are who you are. And for most of you. Who you are now is not good. But here’s the difference. I can never change that I am a father. For if I have a child I’m always a father. Now whether or not I am a good one is another story. But the fact that I am a father will never change. But as to wehter or not you or I are a Christian. This is entirely another story indeed.For as being a Christian there is no proof of anything. There is no human body to whom you can claim being the father of. So how is it we can prove ourselves to be a Christian?

Jesus said that you will know a tree by its fruit. Now man may be in error when judging you as being a Christian or not. But God who is never in error will judge you righteously in the end. And you will either hear from him. Well done my good and faithful servant. inherit the kingdom of my Father in heaven.Or you will hear. Depart from me you wicked one. Into the everlasting fires and darkness of hell. So let me ask you one more time if I may. Are you who you say you are?…to be continued


Many of you who have been rea200418739_9deb52dec6_mding my blog from first post. Already know that I was raised Catholic. Joined the Born Again movement. And 6316097688_c8fe2781a8_mwent back to my Catholic roots. And in my opinion with good reason. In this blog however I am going to address but one thing and one thing only. And that is defending the practice of the mass in the Catholic or universal church. And to do this I will be using my favorite Protestant bible. Which is the Thompson Chain reference bible. And as a side note for all of the uninformed in my readership. Which is almost everyone I meet. People who believe what Uncle Harry told them rather than doing the research themselves. After all I would have to actually read and spend some happy hour time to do that. And we cant have that as Christians can we? The Protestant bible is nothing more than the Catholic bible. Which had been the churches mainstay. Assembled and critiqued by hundreds of the early Catholic churches fathers. Whose lineage connects directly to having been one on one disciples of the apostles of Jesus Christ.

So where exactly the Protestants begin to think this was not well thought out? Or somehow twisted itself into a Satanic festival on the seven hills of Rome. And that the pope is the antichrist. Is more bizarre and infested with lies than I care to spend any time on. The only difference is that around the time of Luther and Calvin and others. They decided along with leaving Catholicism to remove a number of books from what had been the word of God for some 1300 years. Books which just happened to contain evidence in scripture of praying to and for the dead. As well as the dogma of purgatory. Both of which have never left the Catholic church since its inception having been handed down from the original twelve to this very day and time.

And now back to communion…Catholic style. And so in my Protestant bible…First Corinthians chapter 10 verse 15 and 16. Paul is speaking….I am speaking to you as wise men. And you judge what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? Paul is asking a question here to members of the new church at Corinth. Already problems and rifts caused by Satan were starting to show themselves. And this was only a short time after Christ’s death and ascension. If you read both books of Corinthians you will see that he is addressing all kinds of issues. From the practice of Holy communion to incest in the church. But here he speaks directly of the cup of wine blessed in the early mass. And he is asking them is it not the blood of Christ? And then he follows with the breaking of the bread. The Eucharist. And he says to them is this not the body of Christ? He is speaking to them directly and at the same time reinforcing that these are the body and blood of Jesus. But he asks them  in the form of a question because he wants to hear it from their mouths. Its an oral test.

In this next series of scriptures in the same book chapter 11 beginning in verse 23. Paul is speaking to them again. And also interjects some of the words of Jesus at the last supper table. Lets read it together…..That the Lord Jesus the same night he was betrayed took bread. And when he had given thanks broke it and said. Take this and eat it. This is my body, which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of me. And then in the same manner he took the cup saying. This is the cup of the New Testament in my blood. This do as often as you drink of it, in remembrance of me. And now Paul begins his dissertation and or instructions regarding this act which Jesus just spoke of…..For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup. You do show the Lords death until he comes. Therefore whoever eats this bread and drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily. Is guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

But let every man examine himself. And then let him eat of that bread and drink of the cup. For he that eats and drinks unworthily. Eats and drinks damnation to himself. Not properly discerning the Lords body. For this reason many are weak and sickly among you. And many are dead….This is why at the beginning of every mass. The priest pauses and asks us to reflect on our sins. Paul just said that we are partaking of the body and blood of Christ. He said they were not discerning the Lords body. Not a replica. Not a thought. But the Lords body. Not Welches grape juice and broken up saltine crackers my Born Again friends. And because of this Paul says. People need to really take a close look at themselves and their lives. It would actually be better if you didn’t take communion until you set your own house in order. Paul tells them that this is why there are so many sick and dying in the church……If I were you. I would shut my mouth and quick. With your continual Protestant ragging about the Holy Mass and Communion. Its better for you to be just ignorant and remain outside of Catholicism. Ask God to shed his mercy and grace upon you about his church. Before you dig a large hole for yourself to fall into…..To be continued

Getting it Right From the Start

11587478496_8c2bfca4f7_m4982094649_5448c46e67_mAs we begin this blog together. I want you to fully comprehend Gods connection to each one of us prior to an abortionist having the opportunity to snuff out our life in Christ. And no this is not a blog about abortion so to speak. But as these demons from hell driven by the lure of money and supported for the most part by those who lead a sinful life of fornication and adultery. Move forward in their quest to dispose of as many lives as they can for the sake of their bank accounts. Its nice to see how God looks at us. For in the end that’s all that matters anyway. And by the way if you are employed in one of these offices in any capacity.

You need to leave NOW! God doesn’t understand that you are just the clerk and need the money. Here is what he said to the prophet Jeremiah. In the book of Jeremiah chapter 1 verses 4 through 7. And by the way this was not just because Jeremiah was called to be a prophet. All children are special to the Lord and God first speaks to Jeremiah as a child which you shall soon see….Then the word of the Lord came to me saying. Before I formed you in the belly….I knew you. And before you came out of the womb I sanctified you and I ordained you as a prophet to the nations.

Then I said..Ah but Lord! I cannot speak for I am but a child. But the Lord said to me do not say that I am but a child. For you shall go to all to whom I will send you. And whatever I command you shall you speak to them. And do not be afraid of their faces for I am with you to deliver you from them. Then the Lord touched my mouth with his hand and he said to me. I have put my words in your mouth. Quite a different story is being told to us here in regards to the scientific community’s crap that they try to peddle. As to if and when life begins. They just don’t want you to think too much about someone sticking a knife in your baby. And tearing them out of their mommy by the head. God just said that before he was formed God knew him. And that before he had exited the womb he was already sanctified for the work of the Lord.

Many non Catholics criticize infant baptism. I know this is true because I was one of them. They and I would be wrong. When a baby is born to a Christian couple Gods hand is already upon the babe. But in the singular act of pouring the baptismal water over the child. The parents and those present who are walking with Christ are making a PUBLIC AFFIRMATION that this one belongs to the Lord. So take that you lousy devil. The scuttlebutt among Protestants is that only a believer is to be baptized. And that the child has no knowledge of what they are doing rendering it therefore in their eyes a moot occasion. But of course that doesn’t stop them from having a dedication. Whereby they are dedicating the child to the Lord. Its a good thing that beat downs are not condoned in Christianity. Because if it was every time I ran into some religious punk telling me why I am wrong and they are right according to their Pastors diatribe. I would be opening a can of Whop ass every month. I’m sorry but I digress. I also stated in one of my other blogs that we Catholics reaffirm our baptismal vows every Easter publicly in church. And the youths do so additionally during their First Holy Communion and their Confirmation. And by the way none of these so called reaffirmations do you or I or our children any good if we or they are not walking with God…Whew!

We as parents have an ongoing and active role to play in the lives of our children. Most people at the baptismal font are waiting to get home and tie one on. The process is virtually meaningless to them but it is not overlooked by the Lord. The child is all so important to him wherever they are and whoever they are parented by. Because they haven’t as of yet been corrupted by their immoral parents who are worshipping false Gods and serving the flesh. So what exactly is our role? Well I am so glad that you asked. The book of proverbs chapter 22 and verse 6…Train a child up in the way that he should go. And when he is old he will not depart from it. We as parents are to train our children in the ways of God. But what do you have to train them with while you are still living the life of a sinful malcontent.

Only a godly man or woman can offer something of value to their child by example. What it is to live and abide by the teachings of Christ. And thank God as well for the influence of godly acquaintances and relatives in the lives of children. And being a godly example has nothing to do with how many expensive vacations you’ve taken them on. Or buying them a new I Phone every 3 years. So wise up all you young parents to be. And its never too late for all of you older parents as well. Where there is life there is hope for all. So move on to doing the will of God in your lives. And be the godly examples that God has called you to be for your children. The formation of your child’s Christianity is allot like sex education but even greater. You don’t want them to learn it from someone else or on the street…..To be continued



5338646869_8c6d7064e6_mI am certain that I am uncertain…about exactly where I am going with this topic. But I am quite certain about the events which lead me to choose it. How do you like that? I have been dealing with a skin issue for perhaps 25 years and counting. Three dermatologists and one allergist later and I am still dealing with it.

Problem number one is this.The dermatologist to whom the allergist sent me several weeks ago. Was unaware today of why I was at his office.Which was a follow up visit recommended by him on my last visit. He also looking at my arm said it looks much better when it was in fact much worse than the last visit. He had one foot out the door and one foot in the next room before he even said hello.

The same occurred in court the other day where I was with a relative of mine for a compensation case. The judge was totally unprepared for the case being brought before him. Not knowing what had already happened in the last hearing. He posthumously closed the case a second time with zero compassion for my relative who was sitting before him hoping for finally some justice. The judge was a self centered,uncaring fool. I know what you are thinking. Those are some tough words Mr. Pundit.

And you would be correct. If the doctor or the judge had one of their relatives sitting in their office or their courtroom. A smile would be on their face and whatever needed to be done within whatever timeframe required would be done. And the results would definitely be favorable or they would be unacceptable. Once again as a Christian man I am confronted with the antichrist at work in the hearts and minds of mankind.

The dermatologist was walking out of the door telling me I needed to get a second opinion. While I was still talking to him about the data concerning myself that he needed to give me his opinion on. When a missionary doctor goes in the field to help the poor there is no pay. And they are hoping to give the most people the best they can offer in the time they have. With the best results possible for everyone. Their reward is in heaven. The dermatologist and the judge are making good money. And their concern for you is minimal at best. They are comfortable and if you are not well that’s too bad. What they fail to see is this. God who is just will not be slack concerning them when they die. Especially as it pertains to how you treat a man or woman of God when they come to you for help. I am speaking about myself and my relative. We are both God fearing, praying Christians.

And God is not slack when it comes to our treatment. I want you to know  that we can and will face much discouragement in this life. We all know what it is like to approach someone in the store or anywhere else. And as you look at their face and hear their voice you know what’s coming. And what’s coming is nothing good. They are being used and controlled by a devil from the pit of hell. And for the most part they don’t even know it. People….in this life you are going to serve somebody. It will either be the devil or the Lord… but you will and are serving somebody everyday of your life. It is your decision and it can be changed at any time you desire.

This is what we refer to as a conversion or born again experience. You become a new creature in Christ. And part of being that new creature will be a new outlook on life and mankind. You will not talk the same. You will not act the same. And you will begin to have a more caring and loving sense of compassion for the plight of your fellow man or woman.We need each other. But we don’t need each other in the current format. We need more God fearing..Christ centered people to start making a difference in this world. Gods mercy and grace are always at the ready for any and all who will humble themselves and ask for it. So where is it exactly that you stand? Are you ready to start making a difference?…..To be continued


But…I Didn’t Say Anything?

3773580856_e8743e2bce_mThe member’s of my family, almost everyone of the people I have met working through the years, and most of you readers have something in common. Do you know what it is? You are ashamed of the name Jesus Christ. And a fair amount of the above claim to be Christians. You are more than willing to talk about vacationing, gossip, work, Hollywood and just about anything else you can think of. But when Mister Bill or anyone else for that matter so much as breaches the topic of Christ….Silence. The conversation ends and nothing will be said or added. You don’t want to speak of him and in your mind, this is a matter of religious privacy if you will.

You will die in your sins and you will make hell your eternal home, just as if you were an axe murderer or any other hideous thing you can think of. In fact….to say you are his and to go to church and do nothing or say nothing in regards to Christian evangelism, is in actuality worse than never knowing about him at all. You are a disgrace. And now that I am in a happy place with you lets keep moving right along. Shall we? You say I am full of religious malarkey. Well, how about some scripture reading? After all, you love Jesus, don’t you? And since Jesus told us he is the living Word, you won’t mind reading Him a little bit, will you? You remember of course through all your biblical reading, while you spent day and night for 6 years getting your degrees, that the bible said the Word became flesh and dwelled among us.

The Gospel of Saint Matthew chapter 5 verse 13…You are the salt of the earth. But if you being salt have lost your flavor, what then can be salted by you? This salt being you, is therefore good for nothing else, but to be cast out into the streets, and to be walked upon by the feet of men. Well then…that was rather succinct. How about another happy time scripture? An after-dinner mint if you will. Oh, you’re going to like this I am sure. Let’s read together in the book of Matthew chapter 10 starting in verse 32. This will only take a minute. Whoever, therefore, will speak of me before men, he also will I confess before my Father in heaven. But he also who will not speak of me before men, him also I will not speak of before my Father in heaven. Do not think that I have come to send peace on earth, but rather a sword. For a Christian man’s enemies will be those in his own household……It sounds a lot like you, my mouth zippered friends. Does it not?

Verse 38…And he that does not pick up his own cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Well, that was a lot of fun, wasn’t it? And now you can go right back to talking about what you love. Your car, where you’ve traveled, your investments. Oh, wait not that. I forgot you don’t want anyone to know how much money you have. So sorry about that. And do you know what else? You are in more trouble than you can possibly imagine. But that can all be changed. The question is this. Are you willing to change?… To be continued


6926467376_d7d1af85d7_mWe are accountable for everything that we say or do. And of course we also can repent and change what we are saying and doing at any time we desire to do so. At times in my blog you will find me taking a jab or two at Protestantism. And as many of you know I have a right to do so having come from their ranks back into Catholicism. There is nothing quite as ugly and repugnant as an individual taking a stand on religion,race or anything else for that matter. Having no factual basis for doing so. And in many cases because your friend or family members have born the same bias…or have bought into the same lies or rhetoric for many years.

So once again in is time for a little exposure for those of you who are interested parties. I will not belabor this point because volumes can be written on this topic alone. I will however expose a few salient points as I a prone to do from time to time. I was shooting on the skeet range yesterday with a group of men.When a comment was made by one.. that we should thank the Lord for every day. He said this because two of the group were not present and sick. Somehow this opened up a little rant between one man…a Catholic. And another…a protestant. In this instance I kept quiet and listened to the exchange.The Catholic as is typical had no knowledge. And the protestant took the prototypical protestant stance having no knowledge either.

In other words neither could explain their stance…but both had a stance. Many if not all of the protestant factions teach that we are to live by the word alone. In other words we are to say and do and put into practice within our lives, and the church services. Only what is written in the bible.Such as playing a song while the collection of money is made. After all that’s in the bible also. Isn’t it? Not! In fact nowhere in the scriptures including all of the things which were recorded that Jesus said. Can you find that we are to live by the word alone. I have stated in a previous blog how Paul told the believers that all of the things they had heard and seen him do. They were to do also.

So I will ask you my protestant friend. Exactly how many things have you or anyone of your faith seen Paul do? Including those who started your sect going back in time to whenever. I can trace Catholicism which simply means universal. Back as far as you want to go. In fact Polycarp was a disciple of John. You may remember him. He had his head on Christ’s shoulder at the last supper. Referred to as the one whom Christ loves. Now its your turn. Name one of your earliest church leaders and who taught them. Go ahead I am waiting. The apostles were Jews. They were well familiar with the temple traditions and ceremonies.The priestly garments.The altar. The tabernacle etc. These forms and practices were brought into the new testament church.Which has and can be seen in the Catholic mass. In fact the altars can still be seen in the catacombs of Rome. Where the early Christians were hiding celebrating the early mass.

I know of all the nonsense of non décor. No Jesus corpus on the protestant crosses. No statues and stained glass scenes of church history. No Eucharist. No wine.The devil has seen fit to strip all that was in place when men like Luther and Calvin began the rift.And you have seen fit to carry it on to this day. And how about why the Catholic bible has seven more books than the protestant bible. If you look at a copy of the 1611 protestant bible. Which was the first of its kind. you will soon see that the 7 books are in that bible. Its a little more than odd to me. And it should be to you also. That out of the mouths of a couple of men. Standing behind a bully pulpit. Over one thousand years of church history. Established and handed down by thousands of men of God. Right from the apostles themselves. Should and would be overturned. And a new form of tradition would be initiated. Sweeping away the old.

And why no Jesus on the cross? Do you just want to focus on the ascension and the resurrection and not the suffering? Christ is more than a little interested in the suffering and agony that he went through for us. For without it we have no life. Do you carry any photos of deceased family member’s? Have you ever seen a presidents painting? Why do we have them? It was Jesus who told the Jews of what King David said….The Lord said to my Lord.. sit on my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool. Therefore Jesus said…God is not the God of the dead but of the living. We as Catholics are not praying to the dead. We are praying to the living. And if they are not alive than your own faith is in vain. And if asking those in heaven to intercede for us is in vain.Then you might as well not ask me or anyone else to pray for you either. I would rethink your stance and quickly if I were you.

Prior to the written word and the printing press. We had nothing but oral traditions and demonstrations by those who came before us. And people were very good and attentive to it. People could recount church history and teachings over periods of days not minutes. And others would be at the ready to correct them should they falter. People today cant remember yesterdays dinner. Let alone recount a thousand years of tradition. Enough said for this round….To be continued