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  • 00:28

    Protestantism Disables People

    in Christianity

    In this episode, Matthew lays out how Protestantism disables its adherents -- in faith, society, culture, government, and so on.

  • 01:05

    If Protestantism is True: The Reformation Meets Rome

    in Christianity

    Today I chatted with Catholic author Devin Rose, a former atheist, who penned the book ‘If Protestantism is True: The Reformation Meets Rome’. Devin blogs at St. Joseph’s Vanguard, and has written articles for Catholic News Agency, Fathers for Good, Called to Communion, and appeared on the Eternal Word Television Network discussing Catholic-Protestant topics.
    We talked about his journey to the Catholic Church and getting his perspective on the so-called Reformation.

  • 01:34

    Catholicism and Protestantism: Why are Both False Gospels?

    in Christianity

    This is the homework to prepare for the show: watch this video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L14UNjaZJm8  JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

  • 02:01

    The UCC Show 2.16 - The Foundations of the Faith pt. 6

    in Christianity

    Welcome to the UnCommon Christianity podcast, affectionately known as The UCC Show!  


    The Christian Faith: After the life of Christ, how did we go from the first century church to the present state? How does the inerrency of Scripture affect the formation of doctrine? How has a mischaracterization of Sola Scriptura led to false doctrines within Protestantism? What the heck is Modalism, and why is it a big deal? Answering also a listener's question: Why do Catholics pray to Mary and was she a virgin all of her life? Tonight we set out upon the sixth (!) of a multipart series on the foundations of the Faith!
     


    Send in your questions on these and past subjects to askuccshow@benotcommon.com, and we'll get to those as well!



    All this and more on tonight's UCC Show!


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    Check out BeNotCommon.com, and join us here weekly for a show you definitely won't want to miss!

  • 00:45

    "The Jesuits in History" The Vatican Jesuit Global Conspiracy

    in History

    THE JESUITS IN HISTORY


    The true church of the Lord Jesus Christ has suffered reproach and endured persecution in every age since Stephen was martyred. In the early years of the church to confess Christ invited persecution and martyrdom.


    Augustine was one of the first, but certainly not the last, to advocate the necessity of force to extirpate error (the true Church of Lord Jesus Christ). As Farrar points out: "His writings became the Bible of the inquisition."1 So from then on, inquisitorial methods became part and parcel of Rome's intrigues although stridently denied by some contemporary writers. Martin Luther was used of God to set forth the liberating doctrine of justification by faith in the finished work of Christ and so dealt a death blow to Roman Catholicism. For this great Biblical doctrine destroys completely the whole-sacramentarian-good-works-priestly enterprise known as Roman Catholicism. Since the time of Luther the Roman institution has been working day and night to overthrow Bible Protestantism and return the "separated brethren" to the one true fold—the Vatican. No greater effort has been made than that made by the Jesuits. The Society of Jesus, founded by Loyola, has been at the origin of many conspiracies directed against Protestantism. They are documented conspiracies, not figments of an over active imagination. So it is nothing short of amazing when Gary Allen, who claims to be an authority in the field of conspiracy, calls in Pedro Arrupe to substantiate his thesis that a conspiracy exists. At the time that Allen wrote ten years ago, Pedro Arrupe was the head of the Jesuits. Quote from “NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY”Gary Allen:

  • Armchair Apologist

    in Paranormal

    Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events. 


         One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes. 


         In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys

  • Armchair Apologist

    in Paranormal

    Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events. 


         One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes. 


         In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys

  • 02:12

    "A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY"

    in Christianity

    "The Roman Church is far-reaching in her plans and modes of operation. She is employing every device to extend her influence and increase her power in preparation for a fierce and determined conflict to 1) regain control of the world, 2) to re-establish persecution, and 3) to undo all that Protestantism has done. Catholicism is gaining ground upon every side. See the increasing number of her churches and chapels in Protestant countries. Look at the popularity of her colleges and seminaries in America, so widely patronized by Protestants. Look at the growth of ritualism in England and the frequent defections to the ranks of the Catholics. These things should awaken the anxiety of all who prize the pure principles of the gospel."
    GC; Pg. 566

  • 02:12

    "A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY"

    in Christianity

    "The Roman Church is far-reaching in her plans and modes of operation. She is employing every device to extend her influence and increase her power in preparation for a fierce and determined conflict to 1) regain control of the world, 2) to re-establish persecution, and 3) to undo all that Protestantism has done. Catholicism is gaining ground upon every side. See the increasing number of her churches and chapels in Protestant countries. Look at the popularity of her colleges and seminaries in America, so widely patronized by Protestants. Look at the growth of ritualism in England and the frequent defections to the ranks of the Catholics. These things should awaken the anxiety of all who prize the pure principles of the gospel." GC; Pg. 566

  • Armchair Apologist

    in Paranormal

    Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events. 


         One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes. 


         In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys

  • Armchair Apologist

    in Paranormal

    Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events. 


         One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes. 


         In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys