DEBATE: CHRISTIANS VS PAPISTS - CAN IGNORANCE & BELIEVING IN ANY OR NO GOD STILL GET YOU TO HEAVEN?

This is a continuation from the debate video entitled, DEBATE: CHRISTIANS VS PAPISTS - BIBLE ONLY OR BIBLE PLUS ROMAN TRADITIONS & DECREES AS TIME GOES ON.” The Roman Catholic Vatican II, “Lumen Gentium,” November 21, 1964, “Dogmatic Constitution of the Church,” Chapter 2, “The People of God,” pages 367-368 says, “But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Moslems: these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day … Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience - those too may achieve eternal salvation. Nor shall divine providence deny the assistance necessary for salvation to those who, without any fault of theirs, have not yet arrived at an explicit knowledge of God, and who not without grace, strive to lead a good life.” In this official Roman Catholic document the Vatican gives a free pass to Islam & its Muslim followers by saying that they believe in the same Creator God but the fact is that Muslims do not! Jesus is God Almighty in the flesh, second person of the Holy Trinity, & Creator of the Universe (John 1:1-14, Col 1:16-17, Col 2:9) yet Muslims deny that Jesus is God or that Jesus is even the son of God

Bangalore’s Archbishop talks about attacks and the future of Christianity in India

www.romereports.com The country of India has a population of roughly 1.2 billion people. It’s a country with several languages, ethnicities and

The “Real” Jesus. Christianity and Judaism

A response to questions from a Jewish friend about the nature of Christianity, in relation to Judaism. Who was the “Real Jesus”. My odds on Jesus being real - 20%. Jesus an Eclipse - 50%. This video may or may not contain images under copyright. Use of these images in this video are for the purpose of education or criticism, and fall under “Fair Use” US Copyright Act of 1976, 17 USC § 107

Early Christianity - Diversity, Division, Dogma (Professor Harland)

www.philipharland.com This course explores diversity in early Christian thought and practice by investigating various groups and writings traditionally viewed as “heretical”, marginal, or non-canonical. We will study these groups by looking at opponents addressed in canonical literature, by considering the so-called heresiologists (eg Irenaeus), and by studying early Christian writings that did not come to be included in the canon (namely the New Testament Apocrypha and Nag Hammadi writings). In identifying the various strands of Christianity, we will ask questions such as: What forms of Christianity do we encounter in the literature? How are these forms or groups related to one another? What are the key issues of debate among them? How might we plot these out on a “map” of early Christianity? In the process we will address theoretical and historiographical issues in the study of early Christianity, including problems with the concepts of “orthodoxy” and “heresy,” as well as issues relating to the category of “gnosticism.” In the first term we will focus attention on forms of Christianity in one particular region, Asia Minor, and in the second term we will concentrate on forms of Christianity reflected in the early Christian Apocrypha and gnostic writings.

History of Christianity 2: Bishops and Apologists

In this video, we take a look at the Christian Church of the second century, learning about the Bishops who took charge of the Church after the Apostles, the heretics who tried to hijack the Christian Faith, and the apologists who defended Christianity from attacks both from within and without. Suggested Reading: “Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew” - Bart D. Ehrman “Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It Into the New Testament” - Bart D. Ehrman “From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith” - L. Michael White “Heretics for Armchair Theologians” - Justo L. González & Catherine Gunsalus González “Early Christian Writings” - translated by Maxwell Staniforth, edited by Andrew Louth “The Story of Christianity: An Illustrated History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith” - David Bentley Hart “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol i: Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus” - edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol ii: Fathers of the Second Century; Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch, Athenagoras of Athens, Clement of Alexandria” “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol iii: Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian; I. Apologetic, II. Anti-Marcion, III. Ethical” “Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol iv: The Fathers of the Third Century; Tertullian IV. More Ethical Writings, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen” “History of the Church” - Eusebius of Caesarea

The funeral of the Coptic Christian Martyrs of Alexandria in St.Minas Monastery

Bomb hits in Saints Coptic Orthodox Church at New Year Liturgy 1-1-2011. At least 25 reported to be Dead 1-1-2011: Cairo: A car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshippers emerged from a New Year’s Mass in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Saturday, killing at least 25 Christian Coptic people, officials said. After the blast, enraged Christians emerging from the church clashed with police and stormed a nearby mosque, prompting fights and volleys of stone throwing with Muslims, police and witnesses said — a sign of the sectarian anger that has been arising with greater frequency in Egypt. Nearly 1000 Christians were attending Divine Liturgy at the Saints Church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, said a priest at the church, Father Mena Adel. The service had just ended, and worshippers were leaving the building when the blast went off, about a half-hour after midnight. “I was inside the church and heard a huge explosion,” Adel told The Associated Press. “People’s bodies were in flames.” The blast came from a car parked outside the church, but police said they were still investigating whether the car had been rigged with explosives or if a bomb had been placed under it. Witnesses reported seeing the charred chassis of the destroyed car, with the remains of several bodies nearby and dozens wounded. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that seven people were killed and 24 wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the

Report shows Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world

www.romereports.com Out of every ten people, seven can not live their faith in full freedom. And the most persecuted religion is Christianity, with at least 200 million people suffering from discrimination. This was revealed by the report on religious freedom in the world that is published every two years by the Catholic organization “Aid to the Church in Need.”