CARM Newsletter 1-8-2013

by Matt Slick

  • Teaching - The Roman Catholic view of the Eucharist is unbiblical.  Roman Catholics say that the bread and the wine actually became the body and blood of Christ. However, this is not possible. Heb. 9:15-16 says, "And for this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance."  This means that the new covenant which the communion elements represented was not in effect because Jesus had not yet died on the cross.  Therefore, the disciples were under the Old Testament law.  Lev. 17:14 says, “For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.’"  So, if Jesus was changing the wine into his actual blood, then he would have been instructing the disciples to break Old Testament law by having them drink the blood.  But, Jesus could not have urged the disciples to break any law.  This means that the Roman Catholic view of the bread and wine actually becoming the body and blood can't be true.  Furthermore, we see in Acts 15:19-20 where the Jerusalem Council said, "Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, 20 but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood."  Notice that after the institution of the new covenant, we are still told to abstain from drinking blood.  We conclude that before as well as after the death of Christ, the Bible prohibits the drinking of blood.  Therefore, the Roman Catholic view called transubstantiation (that the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ) cannot be true.
  • Finances are Low - The economy has hit most everyone and CARM is no exception.  Soon, if things don't improve, we'll have to make some budget cuts.  I'm asking for people to go to the CARM website and sign up for five dollar a month donation.  It would really help us.  A little goes a long way when many are contributing.  Please consider supporting us since we are now working with a Russian translator to convert CARM to Russian, and we hope to get a Chinese contact soon for translating as well.  These translators do not work for free.  Remember, last year CARM was accessed by 7.5 million people.  There isn't a more efficient way to use your five dollars a month to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ!
  • Radio Show Support - As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, finances are low. Some of the cutbacks that may have to occur would be in the area of the radio show.  So, if anyone is interested in supporting the radio show then please go here and sign up.  You'll see a $10 a month option which can be cancelled at any time.  If you're one of the listeners to the show and you learn from it, would you please consider supporting it?  Thank you.
  • Debate - Tonight I will be in a debate with a Roman Catholic on the topic, " Are we justified before God by faith alone or by faith and works?"  If you want more information on that please go to www.carm.org/paltalk-debaten.  If you want to listen live, you will have to download the program by going to paltalk.com and install it. You then run it and create a username and password.  You will then have access.  You will see a couple windows pop up (no big deal), and then go to the "religion and spirituality" section.  Scroll down to Christianity and you'll see room names listed.  My name will be in one of the titles of the rooms for this particular debate.  Click on that room name and you are in.  It starts at 7 PM tonight (1/8/2013) MST, 9PM EST.  If all of that is too complicated, don't worry, we will be posting the debate on the Internet later and letting you know how to access in a future newsletter.
  • CARM APP For Phones - The CARM Phone APP is progressing nicely.  It should be released by the end of February.  We are going to ask $1 for it so we can not only recoup the several thousand dollars in costs to develop it, but also, hopefully, fund more development of that app.

Love

  • Thank you Matt for your teaching, and devotion to God. You are a great blessing to me, and deeply appreciated. I am learning so much from you. God bless you and yours.
  • just wanted to bless & thank you IMMENSELY, from the bottom of my heart. Your ministry has saved my life. There are many apologists, reverends, preachers & teachers. Many are apostate. Few are on fire for the LORD. Havin followed your ministry & seeing your zeal for Christ, your brokeness over not only your OWN sin, but that of our Adam, I could not turn back to Egypt. I could NOT TURN BACK. The words of Christ are the words of life. Continue to bear witness of His glory, sovereignty & grace. I will be listening again live. And I WILL be in Christ. Grace 'n' peace.
  • I just finished the book, The Influence, last night. I wanted to let you know that I absolutely loved that book. I've had trouble recently finishing books as they haven't kept my attention. Once I finished Chapter 1, I couldn't put it down and while at work, I was looking forward to getting home to read more. It's like the book takes an Theology and makes it real. Frighteningly real. As a result, over the past few days, I've found myself routinely falling on my knees in fervent prayer for my family, coworkers, friends, church, etc. And although I'm a big guy, I was crying like a baby at the end when Mark and Kathy had their vision. Hopefully, the sequel is close to being ready.

Hate (Wacko Mail)

  • The false religion of Protestantism rejects some truth or truths taught by Jesus Christ, and the authority established by Him in His one Church. These self-made groups cannot reach agreement on what version of their denominationally translated “bibles” they are to use. Only the Church has the One True Bible, but not the denominations. The phenomenon of Denominationalism is a clear sign of man made religion. I must inform you in charity that everyone who dies outside the Catholic Faith is condemned to eternal fire: eternal death and eternal sorrow. 'You will die in your sins' if you persist in your false faith. (St. John 8:23-24) For there is no remission of sins outside the One True Faith. A person who believes in Jesus Christ is a person who accepts all his Truths. To reject even one [of His Truths] is heresy. St. Mat. 18:17 "And if he will not hear the Church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the publican." Those who don't listen to the Church are Pagans.
  • I am a messenger of God in accordance with the holy Quranic verse 28:59. It is my bounden duties to protect all the communities in the world. Every one of Jewish, christians, muslims and all other communities can research Holy quranic verses ... which are all interpretation of Torah and Bible. Now 400 million research papers are available for peace solutions, but there is no result for it, unless the messages Posted in the website http://****** are researched by researchers all over the world. Otherwise the world cannot have peace and Unity for some reasons or the other.
  • The links now given are for the waking and gathering of scientist for the end of ageing and sickness, ****** and ******* where we explain briefly our goal and the now end of sickness and ageing! The Holyone now again begins shaking the earth for SCIENCE AND THEOLOGY, to prepare for His gathering! Below in video and past e-mail are the proof of the signs which have been falling being prophesy long before they have become weekly morning news! This weeks morning news shown at the end of this past e-mail, listed and sent out in july 13 2009, and are now each mornings news for the sounding and gathering! { NOW EVIDENCE OF PROPHESYING THESE EVENTS OVER THREE YEARS AGO AND MORE. HERE IS THE SOME WHAT BLURRED VIDEO OF SIGNS TO PAT ROBERTSON AND JOHN HAGEE, { two men who have made themselves signs for our waking } SORRY FILMED AT MY DESK BY ME, VERY BUSY SOUNDING... RESPECT TO ALL OF ADAM/GOD DEUTERONOMY 32:8

 

 

 

 
 
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