"And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." The 8th day was 1 January, today celebrated as "New Year's Day".
Pope Paul VI at the Second Vatican Council renamed the Feast celebrated 1 January from “Feast of the Circumcision” to “Mary, Mother of God”, which is relatively recent in our history.
It was at this point that the name given to the Christ Child was Jesus as the Angel Gabriel had commanded:
"In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!" But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive...
Recently, I've had several people warn me that "America can vote in Socialism" (based on the current Democrats seeking to defeat President Trump), but to reverse Socialism would cause a civil war?
The concern for many is that our higher places of learning have been pushing a Socialistic agenda for years.
As a result, 43% of Americans believe Socialism would be a good thing for the country. This is largely due to those being taught Socialism in American colleges across the United States. I remember the 1984 movie "Red Dawn" that focused on an invasion by the Cubans. Americans were forced into these "Concentration - reeducation camps" to reprogram people. Today, these camps came from no external enemy but from within.
About 51% believe socialism would be a bad thing for the country, primarily those of the older community. How has America shifted on Socialism:
In 1942, about 25% of Americans viewed Socialism as a good thing, today that has grown to the 43% number. Co...
“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2
In six days God created the heavens and the earth, “Let there be light and there was light…, Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other…, Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that dry land may appear…, Let the earth bring forth vegetation…, Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night…’Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky…, Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures…, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness giving dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground.” Genesis 1:3-26
Politics and religion have a way to help keep time and history, a great example of this is the first Christmas when Jesus was born December 25, 2 B.C.
Because of the breakdown of the Julian and Gregory Calender's, there have been some long held belief's that have recently come into question.
Traditionally, it has been believed that King Herod had died sometime in the Spring of either 5 or 4 B.C. which is why some thought Christ was born before this time as Scripture is clear that Herod died after Jesus was born. Matthew 2:13-19 tells the story how the Holy Family escaped to Egypt, Herod's order to massacre the infant boys 2 years and younger, and finally his death.
The Jewish Historian Josephus wrote that Herod died following an eclipse that some pointed to one such known eclipse that took place on March 4 B.C. (Antiquities 17. 6-8). Josephus does not give any dates, just the event of an eclipse so historians commonly believed the March eclipse 4 B.C. to satisfy the historical record.
In order to shape America for the next generation we must be willing to defend our holy Catholic Faith and not become reclusive.
Everywhere it seems that somebody is busting out with some new order pushing an agenda.
The Boy Scouts are now accepting a pro-homosexual tune, the Girl Scouts are turning over to the Planned Parenthood mentality, our State Supreme Court Judges are radically destroying the Constitution going against the votes of Americans.
Yes, it is a challenge today for the Christian. But we are not to jump underneath the bed hiding hoping that this will all go away? No, we must be willing to confront it by every legal means necessary. 1 our of every 4 Americans are Catholic.
We do hold a lot of clout if we are willing to use it. 1 out of 10 Americans are statistically a former Catholic. We have a great need to be an outreach to them calling them home. That is what Jesus wants us to do. We are called to radically transform our Nation as the Lord transforms our hearts.
!!! Make no mistake, Satan has entered into the Education of our young, the Government of our people, the Media, and the Church. Know this, Satan and his dupes on earth do not want you to Know the TRUTH. We are at WAR! The prize is the souls of our children.
Jesus Loves you so much that HE died for you. Our Heavenly Father gave HIS only Son Jesus, so that you would be able to be saved from Hell and go to eternity with HIM in heaven. Jesus is Truth and that Truth is knowable.
Many of you are suffering Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically because you have been trapped by the world, the flesh, and the devil. What if in God’s love for you HE gave you a way to have joy and peace that only HE can give. The depth of this love is something that money, power and sex cannot give you, as it comes from God to those with a Supernatural Faith.
Jesus came to bring good news to the poor, the prisoners, the widows, the orphans, all of us. But men loved the darkness rather than the Light.
"Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, 'Take, eat; this is my body.' And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, 'Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.'" (Mt. 26:26-28) Share please, Jesus is talking to us in Scripture, and his Miracles he shows us in love for our souls. To Jesus through Mary, GregoryMary
This Eucharistic miracle took place in Ferrara, in the Basilica of Saint Mary in Vado, on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1171. While celebrating Easter Mass, Father Pietro da Verona, the prior of the basilica, reached the moment of breaking the consecrated Host. At this point he saw that Blood gushed from the Host, staining the ceiling of the crypt above the altar with droplets. In 1595 the crypt was enclosed within a small shrine and is still visible today in the monumental B...
Sometimes artists through their expression and profession can influence thought and belief based on the perception of the artist. Christmas is a great example as many of our beloved music and art portrays Christmas in Bethlehem as being winter with snow. Consider the song "The First Noel", one of my personal favorites. It has a line, "On a cold winter's night that was so deep Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel!"
Notice the feeling you have singing this stanza? It's cold outside and you can really feel for those shepherds. Paintings and art work often depicts a Nativity scene with snow flakes and snow on the ground. Is this art and music that is so entrenched in our imagination of the Christmas story a true representation of the actual Nativity scene?
This statement was posed to challenge my position that truly the Shepherds were in fact out in the fields tending their sheep:
"We don't know when Our Lord was born. In winter, yes, because the shepherds were ou...
John 3:16 states,"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life".
When I look at well known figures in history, there are a lot of them well known who lived before the birth of Christ.
People accept history and records their date of births like Pluto (428-348 B.C.), Socrates (471-399 B.C.), and Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) as examples, but when it comes to Jesus Christ, the most important name in history that split time from B.C. to A.D., some people just can't accept Jesus Birthday.
The Gospel writings do not give a clear date within it's pages, but what about the Tradition of the Church, that history handed down, can we be sure of Christ's birth?
Does it really matter? To be honest, many people would not care that much about it one way or the other.
But for Deepertruth, we believe that Jesus as a historical figure is every bit as important as Pluto, Socrates, and Caesar, actually, Jesus is infinitely far more...