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Kecharitomene

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Joe,   The Greek of Luke 1:28 is kecaritwmevnh , which is transliterated kecharitomene. It is a Greek perfect,  passive, participle, literally meaning “having been graced,” which is from the active indicative verb,  caritovw , which means “to grace, to favor, to exalt.” The Greek ejcarivtwsen (the indicative, active,  aorist), which means “he graced us,” is used in Ephesians 1:6, and there it refers to our salvation, so we  know that the verb has a New Testament precedent for being used in a verbal form which refers to the  presence of grace in the individual. The LXX at Ecclesiasticus 18:17 ( ajndri; kecharitwomevnw/ ) uses the  exact morphology of Luke 1:28 in the dative case but only the adjectival sense (a “gracious man”). Other  derivatives in the LXX appear in 2Macc 3:33 (the deponent verb, kecavristai , which means “to grant,  give, deal graciously with, forgive, pardon”); and 4Macc 5:8 (the same deponent form as in 2Macc 3:33  but in a perfect, middle, participle, kecarismevnhV

Why the Earth Isn't Flat!

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From the Archives: Issues on Soteriology and Atonement - A Response to Benjamin Douglass

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Issues on Soteriology and Atonement A Response to Benjamin Douglass This is a response to comments Benjamin Douglass recently put on his website. Mr. Douglass: Dear all, I was Sungenis’ Vice President for about two years, so I know his theological views fairly well. There is nothing unorthodox in the views on justification as expressed in Not By Faith Alone. This is clear from the endorsements it received from the entire community of Catholic apologists. Sungenis’ exegesis of St. Paul’s phrase “works of the law” is controversial. He argues that it refers to any works performed on a principle of debt and obligation, whereas other Catholics will argue that it refers to works of the Torah. However, both opinions are within the pale. R. Sungenis: It seems that Mr. Douglass’ attempt here is to make it appear as if: (1) I am in the minority of Catholics who hold the view that “works of law” refers to any work one performs by his own merit to attain justification, and (2) that there

Robert Sungenis Explains the Catholic Mass and Worship and What Protestants Think Happened on the Cross

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Robert focuses on the Sacrificial aspect of Holy Mass, that is, it is the means by which God the Father is appeased or propitiated, by seeing the once for all Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross, perpetuated until the end of time. Robert also corrects the common misunderstanding that Jesus paid the full legal payment for our sins on the Cross; He did not. Jesus paid for the way or the opportunity for reconciliation with God the Father. After all, if Jesus paid the full legal payment for our sins, no one would ever go to Hell, since payment for sins cannot be paid for a second time if it was truly paid for the first time. Includes Q and A's.

03/17/21 - Robert Sungenis Live

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March 17, 2021 1. The Catholic Doctrine of Marriage: Divorce & Remarriage (1-hour discussion) 2. If a Catholic woman was married in a civil court, can she remarry in the Catholic Church? 3. Why do people listen to “experts” rather than look at facts and decide for themselves? 4. What is the difference between the Petrine and Pauline privilege? 5. Can I receive communion if my spouse divorced me? 6. Do neo-cons war-monger against Russia because Russians are orthodox Christian? 7. Have you considered teaching at The Collegium? 8. Is my Catholic marriage invalid if my husband lied about being baptized as a Protestant? 9. Does the Church teach that the priest marries the Church? 10. Are the laws of physics the same in both rotating and inertial frames of reference? 11. Since annulments have skyrocketed since the 50’s, were things too strict before, or too lax now? 12. Are baptized Catholics fully Catholic prior to their confirmation? 13.

03/16/21 - Robert Sungenis Live

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March 16, 2021 1. The Vatican’s Answer on Marriage and Civil Unions (40-minute discussion). 2. Is Antinous Epiphanius a type of antichrist similar to the future Anti-Christ? 3. What are your views of E. Michael Jones’ book The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit? 4. How would I get permission to use the footnotes from your commentary in a paper? 5. Did Einstein marry his cousin and beat women as I have heard? 6. If we’re all descended from Adam & Eve, why are there different races? 7. Is it wrong for a child to bless their parents, since the father is the head of the household? 8. Has the Vatican’s announcement on civil unions put an end to the gay marriage debate? 9. Is it true that wives cannot lay hands on their husbands since they lack the authority? 10. Does the Vatican’s statement on civil unions mean the Pope is losing influence? 11. Is it a sin for women not to be veiled at church? 12. Was it a sin

Does God Have Emotions Round Table with Dr. Robert Sungenis (Reason & Theology, 2/8/21)

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Does God Have Emotions with Dr. Robert Sungenis Dr. Robert Sungenis, Dr. Matthew Minerd, William Albrecht, Erick Ybarra and Michael Lofton engage in a round table discussion on whether God has emotions.

QA - Isaiah 7, whether the translation should be young woman or virgin

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Good morning, I hope this email finds you well. I asked a question on the live stream yesterday which Dr. Sungenis kindly answered about Isaiah 7 and whether the translation should be young woman or virgin Dr. Sungenis said to check out a 50 page article on the website from the past 6 months that references various prophecies with a Jewish and Catholic interpretation. I've been unable to find it unfortunately and was wondering whether you could provide a copy or a link? Ad Iesum per Mariam, Paul Paul, You can find that article at http://robertsungenis.com/cai/jewish/Book%20Review%20of%20David%20Klinghoffer.pdf The part you are interested in starts at page 23. I hope it is sufficient for your needs. Robert Sungenis

A Tale of Two Earths: Dr. Rob Sungenis and Allegedly Dave (The NonSequitur Show, 2018)

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The Universe Revolves Around The Earth...Robert Sungenis and Dave Palm (The NonSequitur Show, 2018)

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Rebuttal to Cardinal Schönborn on His Essay “He Created Each Thing According to Its Kind” by Robert Sungenis

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Third catechesis by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn on December 4, 2005 in the cathedral of St. Stephan in Vienna. Translated by Prof. John F. Crosby. Schönborn: In the second catechesis we dealt in general with our faith in God as creator: "In the beginning God created heaven and earth." According to this faith, all that exists owes its being to the sovereign act of the creator, who does not have to create. We profess this in the Creed when we profess our belief in the one God, the Father and Creator of heaven and earth. But things get more difficult as soon as we try to approach the matter more closely and ask what all of this means concretely. According to Genesis 1, the first chapter of the Bible, God created everything "according to its kind." Does this mean that God performed for each kind a distinct act of creating? This was the belief for centuries, into the 18th and 19th century: the different kinds are unchangeable and each is created separately by God. The

A Response to James White's Comments on Jesus, Peter and the Keys

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A Response to James White's Comments on  Jesus, Peter and the Keys by Robert Sungenis Well, we've got to hand it to Mr. White. I really don't know where he finds the time to sit down and write all his rebuttals to Catholic apologists, but it is apparent that he somehow manages. We can safely conclude from observing his Web page that Mr. White is on a crusade. Clearly out-numbered by Catholic apologists who have taken the pen-sword in hand to challenge their Protestant brethren, White feels it his personal responsibility to slay the giant behemoth of the Catholic Church, especially those nasty new converts who are just popping up everywhere. But take heart, dear Catholic friend, God allows the Mr. White's of the world to continue in their crusades because they actually do us more good than harm. For every clever argument that is raised by the Mr. White's, God is giving us a chance to sharpen our swords. Yes, we will answer every minutia of argumentation they bring fo

WILL THE REAL ROCK PLEASE STAND UP! An Exegesis of Matthew 16:18-19

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WILL THE REAL ROCK PLEASE STAND UP! An Exegesis of Matthew 16:18-19 by Robert A. Sungenis One of the main contentions that Protestants have with the Catholic Church is the interpretation of Matthew 16:18 where Jesus says, "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church..." Historical Protestantism has had a hard time accepting the Catholic view that Peter is the rock to which Jesus referred. They have advanced two alternative interpretations: First, it has been said that Jesus is remarking about Peter's faith and/or confession, saying, in effect, that it is as solid as a rock. Since the soteriology of the Protestant movement was based on _sola fide_ (faith alone), it seems fitting that Protestants see in Peter the prototype of that solitary faith. Second, it is said that Jesus Himself is the rock, not Peter. Since they claim that the metaphor "rock" in the Bible is invariably used in reference to God, Protestants cannot see how a mere man can be design