"Papal visit costs escalate The cost to taxpayers of the Pope's visit to Britain could rise to ¬£12m - up to ¬£4m higher than previous figures, the government has said. That bill for the September trip does not include policing costs for the government, Lord Patten said. The main event, a mass to beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman, has been moved from Coventry airport to a smaller venue outside Birmingham. The Pope will visit Edinburgh, London and Glasgow during the four-day trip. The trip will also cost the Roman Catholic Church ¬£7m ($10.9)- a figure which could also rise." (Protestant Truth Society)
WCF 25.6. There is no other Head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ(a) nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the Church against Christ, and all that is called God.(b)
a. Eph 1:22; Col 1:18. b. Mat 23:8-10; 2 Thes 2:3-4, 8-9; Rev 13:6.
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ,.... 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only *IN THIS WORLD,* but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and *GAVE HIM TO BE THE HEAD* over all things to the church"
The problem here implied appears to be in the diagnosis suggested in the original authors article.
But the (original) article begins; - "If the postulation is indeed correct, the woman with fever in the Bible is among one of the very early description of human influenza disease...."
Postulation means; "to claim or assume the existence or truth of, esp. as a basis for reasoning or arguing."
Therefore I don't see the need for any complaints here.
As for the miracles of Jesus, like everything else in Scripture you require faith and the work of the Holy Spirit to see truth therein. It would seem that these "scientists" did not have the benefit of Faith plus Spirit which means they cannot perceive truth in the Bible anyway. They do not appear to be casting doubt upon the miracles per se. Just "guessing" the diagnosis.
"I firmly believe that Elena Kagan is a solid, liberal vote for same-sex marriage,"
More and more in western society we are seeing "Liberalism" stand for anti-Christian, anti-moral, anti-justice, anti-decency, anti-authority.
Satan's power in the world and society is called "Liberalism" today.
The poor fool reprobates in society are convinced this is a "good" thing bringing freedom and prosperity to their lives. But it is clearly a bondage to sin in humanity.
Jude.7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities."
2Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds) 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished"
"...that on his death bed he finally accepted Christ, the atheist said he would not do "such a pathetic thing""
"he" cannot do it anyway!
But as an unbeliever he will arrive in hell and regret his "pathetic" life and decisions.
L/Catechism. A60: They who, having never heard the gospel, know not Jesus Christ, and believe not in him, cannot be saved, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, or the laws of that religion which they profess; neither is there salvation in any other, but in Christ alone, who is the Savior only of his body the church.
1. Rom. 10:14 2. II Thess. 1:8-9; Eph. 2:12; John 1:10-12 3. John 8:24; Mark 16:16 4. I Cor. 1:20-24 5. John 4:22; Rom. 9:31-32; Phil 3:4-9 6. Acts 4:12 7. Eph. 5:23
Man and his science is not going to save the planet.
Only the Remnant will be saved and they will get a new planet.
As for the Reprobate UN organisation they wouldn't know the Bible and Holy Law from a stapler!
WHAT happened last time.....
2Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;"