Open Forum

Jimmy Akin
07/05/2019 06:00 PM
In this episode of open forum, Jimmy Akin explains why the roots of Christianity are not pagan and much more. Questions Covered: 03:03 - I have a predestination question. The Council of Trent says that humans cooperate with grace, but the Catechism says that man’s cooperation with grace is itself a work of grace. Where does man’s own action enter into things? 07:54 - How do we refute the claims that the Old Testament plagiarized old pagan religions? 23:54 - Is it okay for underage practicing Catholics to drink in moderation? 32:14 - What are Jimmy’s views on the theory of atonement? 43:50 - Could neanderthals and other hominids be in Heaven? 48:20 - What are Jimmy’s thoughts on The Imitation of Christ having a dialogue with Christ? It unsettles me how it makes up words for Jesus. Resources mentioned: "Why be Catholic" by Jimmy Akin Want more from Jimmy Akin?  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church