The following was a short homily for the baptism of my son, Micah Looi. It has been edited for easier reading purpose. On the 15th January morning, my wife was in labor for 29 hours to give birth to our baby boy, Micah Looi. On the twentieth hour, the water broke during the labor. We … Continue reading Baptism of Micah: a short homily about the primacy of grace in Infant Baptism
by Bp. Augustine Thomas, OSB In the modern world, there is a trend, much contentious, of ordaining women to holy orders. Though much contested, several things must be noted. First, the Holy Spirit spent three full chapters in the inspired writing of St. Paul of 1 Timothy and one chapter of Titus debunking the idea. … Continue reading Problems with Women’s Ordination
by Dr. Augustine Thomas, OSB Now we turn our attention to the modern connection between the occult and the Prosperity Gospel. There is a clear tie between these two religious practices, let the reader take note. In his book A Different Gospel D.R. McConnell (himself a charismatic) fully documents the modern origins of the movement … Continue reading What’s Wrong With the Prosperity Gospel? Part 3: The Modern Occult Connection
by Dr. Augustine Thomas, OSB After Simon Magus’s (Sorcerer) death, people further developed his thought into various heresies that the Church spilt its blood to overcome. One of the “children” of Simon’s religion taught that Jesus only appeared to be a man, but wasn’t. He was a spirit. He only appeared to suffer on the … Continue reading What’s Wrong With the Prosperity Gospel? Part 2
Simon the Sorcerer tries to buy the Holy Spirit from St. Peter Part 1: Ancient Roots By Dr. Augustine Thomas, OSB What is wrong with the Prosperity Gospel? Many people love and follow its teachings and believe they are faithful followers of Jesus Christ, but are they? Are they following Christ or another religion that … Continue reading What’s wrong with the Prosperity Gospel?
Deuteronomy 13.1–3, “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall … Continue reading Have you ever wonder why God sovereignly allowed false churches and false teachers to rise?