Test All Things and Hold Fast to That Which is Good
Catholic Answers director of apologetics, Tim Staples, answers a caller who asks about 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of...
Beginning Apologetics 6: How To Explain and Defend Mary Yet another entry in our popular Beginning Apologetics series by Jim Burnham and Father Frank Chacon, Beginning Apologetics 6: How To Explain And Defend Mary gets to the heart of the issue that many non-Catholics have the hardest time understanding - Mary.
"I offer no sacrifice save to the One true God."
~ Maximus, martyr, saint, about A.D. 250, in answer to the demand of the civil authorities for sacrifice to the pagan gods; a test in common use as belief in a single Godhead was known to be definitive in the early Christian community; thus any Christian might be called on to seal with his blood his faith in the One God. (See: The Blessed Trinity)