So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
I listened to a very good podcast on the state of the Church in China today
. It was an interview Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D., a professor of Chinese history at The University of Alabama. With the upcoming Olympics in China and all the news reports on anti-evangelism efforts, it was interesting to get first hand information from someone who has spent considerable time in China and has a good grasp of what's happening on the ground.
Some facts from the program:
Source: Catholic Answers LIVE: Catholicism in Present-Day China
Labels: Catholic, Catholicism, China, Evangelism