Open Forum

Tim Staples
07/23/2019 06:00 PM
What was the purpose of the Old Testament? Was God different in the Old Testament? Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 15:43 - I am in dialogue with a devout Jew who said he has read the NT many times. He claims that every time the word “law” comes up in the NT, that they are referring to the Torah. He claims that Jesus and the apostles are just confirming Judaism and not starting a new religion. How can I respond?  28:35 - Why don’t eastern Catholics say ‘filioque,’ and how can we use it if they don’t accept it?  42:00 - My brother claims that the Old Testament is all about conquering lands and killing people, and that the New Testament is just covering it up. How can I refute this?  Resources Mentioned: The Shocking Truth about the Pope and the Early Church Fathers  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell