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Open Forum

Jimmy Akin

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Questions Covered:

  • 06:10 - Why is Michael the Archangel a saint if he’s an angel? When did the Church first start having saints? 
  • 16:15 - What is the origin of birthstones? Are they a pagan item? If so, is it ok for Catholics to have them? 
  • 23:19 - Following the resurrection, we’re told God exists outside of time and space. Given this, how would we be with him in the new world? 
  • 28:25 - What is the Church’s teaching on marital rape? A friend said it was never seen as rape but just a marital dispute so the law never had any say in it. 
  • 31:07 - Have you heard of Wycliffe’s bible? If so, is it ok for Catholics to read from it? 
  • 35:10 - As a Catholic, will your book A Daily Defense help me explain our faith to people who may not believe in it? 
  • 38:22 - How can I defend and incorporate my faith into conversations with Atheists and Protestants?
  • 44:30 - Is there any connection between the sons of Noah and the 3 languages on the cross? 

Resources Mentioned:

  • The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, by F. F. Bruce
  • The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, by Craig Blomberg
  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, by Richard Bauckham


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