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The Stones Cry Out: What Does Archaeology Say about the Reliability of the Bible and the Catholic Faith?

How do we know the sites related to Jesus are authentic? Didn’t the truth of these places get lost in the mist of history? Is the Bible really historically reliable?

Recently I did an interview with Tim Staples of Catholic Answers about the reliability of the Bible, the proof of archaeology and the authenticity of the sites.

The article is entitled The Stones Cry Out: How Archaeology Proves the Truth of the Bible.

Join us in the Holy Land!!

To see our upcoming pilgrimages to the Holy Land, visit www.FootprintsOfGod.com.

We have trips going to the Holy Land, Poland and a Cruise following St. Paul through the Mediterranean and more.

Israel 9: Janet Ray’s Impassioned Challenge; Comments & Farewells

It’s always fun and encouraging to listen to the Pilgrim’s comments and thoughts on their recent days of walking in the footprints of our Lord and our Lady.

Towards the end of this video, my wife Janet gives an impassioned challenge to the pilgrims as they return home. It’s certainly worth listening to for everyone.

It was a great blessing to lead these folks through the land and great to be encouraged by their response.

Baptist in a Protestant Bookstore – Interesting Conversation I once had

Dear Jerry:

I am writing a short letter to thank you for approaching me in the bookstore yesterday to talk, and to make a few comments on our earlier discussion.

bible-bookstoreAs always it was fun talking with you Jerry. I always look forward to such times; they are a high point in my week. I am always intrigued that you claim not to be a “Protestant”, though within one minute of our greetings you were in the thralls of protesting.

Your method of protesting also reminds me awfully much of my many encounters with Jehovah’s Witnesses in which they can’t stick to one topic for more than a minute or two, but bounce all over the place as soon as they fail to make any inroads or their “questions” are adequately answered.

Talking with you for an hour makes me feel like a tired cottontail rabbit— darting through a maze of rabbit trails and never quite getting anywhere. You, like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, have your pet verses and arguments and you bounce from one to the other in no apparent order.

It would be nice sometime just to sit down and exhaust one issue. But, that probably won’t happen until we meet in Glory someday. One thing though Jerry, talking with you sure makes me glad I found the Catholic Church. When I spend an hour with you I remember how sad the Fundamentalist tradition really is.

lifeway-bookstoreI used to say that Catholics followed tradition, but I believed the Bible. This was self-deception since no one comes to anything objectively without a background of experiences, preconceived ideas, filters, language barriers, biases, theological conceptions, and a proclivity to be influenced by others in various sociological situations.

People, including myself, would regard you as much more genuine Jerry— much more responsible—if you were willing to admit that you too are a product of religious tradition, and not pure, unadulterated, objective, Spirit-led truth.

In other words, why not just admit that you were influenced by Campus Crusade and their “tradition” before you came to a new “understanding” of John 3:16? Yet you try to imply that you, apart from any bias, tradition, influence, or help from others, read John 3:16 completely on your own and came up with the Fundamentalist doctrines. Come on; let’s be honest….

For the rest of my letter to the Baptist in the Bookstore, click here.

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