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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

"Signs of the Times"

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We should pray that the Holy Spirit enables us to read the signs of the times.

When did people start quoting Matthew 16 and Luke 12 to bolster their arguments that the Church must change Her teachings to accommodate the world and the flesh, (and whatever else it is that goes along with that duo, it escapes me at present)?
When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time? 
It seems to me that the Lord is tut-tutting that, spiritually speaking, some of His auditors don't have the common sense to come in out of the rain, or brains to wear a hat in the noon-day sun, not advising them that they might as well go play in the mud or give themselves sunstroke.
We read the signs of the times for the warning they present, not to go along with what is the most appealing to the most people.
An evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah.
 Any way, they were pretty talkative at, and in the aftermath of, their little pow-wow. So many pearls of wisdom, can't decide...

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Denied communion? as though it were a punishment for the people who have failed and found a new partner with whom to start a new life?
You can continue to guide my conscience, but you can only effectively do so if you echo what I already think
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We'll have a Synod FAIL if we simply affirm what the Church has always known to be the Truth.
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It's wasn't "secret", we just didn't want you to KNOW about it.
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It’s not our differences that count, but what unites us.
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Conscience should be based on  life experience? okay, that's working out pretty good for me.
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 The indissolubility of marriage is not seriously called into question by having your spouse beheaded.

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