Archive for July, 2012

Opus Dei. Part-Two.

Today the Opus Dei group is estimated to have a membership of 1850 priests, 83,641 laity, 55% of the estimated total membership of 85,491 are women. The OD is lead from Rome by Bishop Javier Echevarria Rodriguez. (Vatican yearbook 2004).

In 1940 the OD was accused in Spain of committing heresy, during the reign of Dictator Franco, but they were able to continue their activities up until 1950, when the Vatican allowed them to be a registered group.

Today the founder Escriva has been described as the Catholic 20th Century Loyola, who founded the Jesuits.

Opus Dei. Part-One.

Opus Dei means one God, but it also means the work of God. This new Roman Catholic movement has been described by some in the laity as a cult and yet as a secretive society it claims many leading members of the church.

The origins of the movement started in Spain in 1928 when it was founded by a then young priest Jose Maria Escriva, at the Vincentian monastery in the capital Madrid.

The movement operates within the right-wing element or group of the Church and works through bringing peace to troubled parts of the world, such as N-Ireland, the middle-east, China, Indonesia and Muslim lands were Christian communities are being persecuted.

Myths and Fables. Part-Three.

The Bible is not a book of fables, but of truth. 2 Peter 1:16.

It is a book that continually warns the believer not to get caught up in neither stories, fables, legends, but to avoid them at all cost.  Why? Because they lead to rows and ensnare people into traps that are not of God. Joshua 23:7, Titus 1:14, 2 Timothy 4:3.

If we profess to believe and love the Lord Jesus as his followers, we do not want to put others off from coming to him, by putting obstacles in the way of His good news message.

Myth and Fables. Part-Two.

As we have seen Myths, Fables, Legends are all good stories, either extended lies or exaggerated truths.

Today many people believe that the Bible is a book of fables too, but the reality is that it is the only book that tells us about human life, conduct, condition and failure along with our desperate need of God to help us get out of and set us free from ourselves. Genesis Chapter 3.

The bible warns us that we must not rely on fables to guide us in our lives, but rather hear what God, through His son Jesus is saying to us and obey him. 1 Timothy 1:4, 4:7.

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