salvation

How the Greatness of John the Baptist Guides Us to the Greatest One

Catholics around the world celebrate the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. Few saints played a greater role in salvation history. Known as the greatest prophet, he prepared the way for Jesus Christ. Normally, I tend to remember the ending before the beginning of a story. The author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow described it best, “Great …

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The Great Adventure Bible Timeline Study is 15 Years Old—And There’s a Special Event!

West Chester, PA, July 22, 2019 — In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Great Adventure Bible Timeline study, Ascension has announced  that it will be hosting two landmark events featuring the creator of the TGA Bible Timeline study in Garden Grove, CA and Washington, D.C. Last fall, Ascension launched the Great Adventure Bible, …

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Book Review-“The Drama of Salvation” by Jimmy Akin

I use the word “definitive” quite sparingly, but it is absolutely fitting when applied to Jimmy Akin’s The Drama of Salvation: How God Rescues You From Your Sins and Brings You to Eternal Life (Catholic Answers Press, 2015). I first learned of this book when, I kid you not, I had just finished footnoting Akin’s The Salvation Controversy (2001) …

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Judgement Comes to Us All

Last year, Family Guy aired an episode that included a brief look at how various religions view death and the afterlife. When they covered Christianity, they offered up this little tidbit to illustrate: Flippant though it may be, the clip offers a glimpse into how outsiders perceive the Christian understanding of salvation. Unfortunately, the idea …

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