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At some point in their lives, virtually everyone has wondered whether they can be forgiven for what they've done. The good news is, they can!

But sometimes the doubts linger, particularly for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and particularly in connection with certain passages in the Bible, such as some in the book of Hebrews that deal with the subject of apostasy--the complete rejection of the Christian faith.

Can an apostate be forgiven? If you've ever knowingly and deliberately rejected Christ, will he take you back? And what is the real meaning of those passages in Hebrews?

In this episode Jimmy responds to a gentleman who is struggling with these very issues.

He demonstrates that the Hebrews passages do not mean what the gentleman fears and reveals the infinite mercy of God.

The good news is: No matter what you've done, if you are willing to come back to God, God is eager to take you back. He loves you, and your sins are not greater than his love.

Direct download: 036final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm PDT

Recently an article on the Internet that claims same-sex "marriage" used to be a Christian rite has been trending. It's been cited repeatedly, in many different places, and Jimmy has gotten multiple queries about how to respond to it.

According to the article:

Contrary to myth, Christianity's concept of marriage has not been set in stone since the days of Christ, but has constantly evolved as a concept and ritual.

Prof. John Boswell, the late Chairman of Yale University’s history department, discovered that in addition to heterosexual marriage ceremonies in ancient Christian church liturgical documents, there were also ceremonies called the "Office of Same-Sex Union" (10th and 11th century), and the "Order for Uniting Two Men" (11th and 12th century).

In this video episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast, Jimmy discusses the piece, where it came from, what it is based on, and what the problems with it are.

He demonstrates that the article is derived from a deliberately falsified piece of scholarship by deceased professor John Boswell, who used outrageously false mistranslations to twist ancient documents to fit a modern agenda.

Jimmy Also reveals the true nature of the "same-sex unions" that Boswell discussed--and the fact that these very same rites are practiced in some parts of the Christian world today.

This must-see video will prove eye-opening for anyone interested in this subject.

By the way, in light of President Obama's recent endorsement of homosexual "marriage," Jimmy is preparing a special Secret Information Club "interview" with Pope Benedict on the subject of homosexual marriage.

To get your copy, you should sign up at www.SecretInfoClub.com by Thursday, and you'll get Pope Benedict's teaching on homosexual marriage by email on Friday.

Direct download: Boswell.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am PDT

This Sunday's readings deal with one of the most important events in Christian history.

Although the majority of Christians have little or no knowledge of the event, a pivotal moment in the history of the Church is recorded in Acts 10.

This event is the conversion of the household of the Roman centurion Cornelius, and it is important because, when this event occurred, it became clear that one did not have to become a Jew in order to become a Christian. This opened the door to a wave of conversions from people of all nations and kept Christianity from being a purely Jewish phenomenon, ethnically speaking.

But the conversion of Cornelius is controversial. It was in its own day, and it is in ours as well.

Some try to draw lessons from it like everyone should speak in tongues upon their conversion to Christ . . . or that baptism is merely a symbol that does not convey God's grace.

How can one respond to these claims, and what are the *true* lessons that one can learn from this turning point in the history of Christianity?

In this video episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast, Jimmy discusses the arguments and reveals both surprising and reassuring facts about the conversion of Cornelius.

This must-see video will prove eye-opening for Christians of all persuasions.

Direct download: Cornelius.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am PDT

Vegetarianism is a hot topic today. Many people are cutting out some or all animal products from their diet.

When done for health reasons, this is a matter of science rather than faith. But what about claims that Christians should be vegetarians for religious reasons?

Some even claim that Jesus himself was a vegetarian.

And what are we to make of the slogan "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy"?

In this video episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast, best-selling author Jimmy Akin looks at the evidence and reveals startling facts that are often overlooked, though they are right there in the Bible.

With charity and patience, Akin explores the truth about the Bible and vegetarianism and provides a balanced view of the relationship between humans and animals.

Direct download: 005_Should_Christians_Be_Vegetarians.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm PDT

We’re coming up on May–a month associated with the Virgin Mary–so here’s a new video on one of the most common objections to the rosary: the charge that it amounts to “vain repetitions,” in violation of Jesus’ command (Matt. 6:7).

By the way, I’m also preparing an “interview” with John Paul II on the rosary, so if you’d like to get his wisdom on this special devotion, sign up for the Secret Information Club and on May 1st you’ll get it by email.

You should sign up for the Secret Information Club using the form on the right (top) or byclicking here to go to SecretInfoClub.com.

Direct download: v002-vain-repetitions.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT

SHOW NOTES

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 035 (04/21/12)

This week the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome mandated a thoroughgoing reform of the largest leadership conference for women religious in the United States.

In an exclusive interview, Ann Carey joins Jimmy Akin to go in-depth on this dramatic announcement, why it happened, what it means, and what may happen next.

Ann Carey is a journalist who has been covering the subject of women religious for many years. She is the author of the book "Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women’s Religious Communities."

According to the Vatican report, there are serious doctrinal problems associated with the activities and publications of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious--some which challenge the core of the Christian faith itself.

The leadership of the LCWR has also flouted the authority of the bishops, as when they publicly sought to neutralize the U.S. bishops' leadership during the 2010 health care debate in Congress and when they later honored Sr. Carol Keehan, CEO of the Catholic Healthcare Association, which also broke with and defied the bishops over the issue of health care.

You can read more about this subject in an article Jimmy authored, which is online here:

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/holy-see-mandates-reform-of-u.s.-women-religious-conference/

How the LCWR will respond to the mandated reform is unknown, but in this interview Ann and Jimmy preview the dramatic developments that may lie ahead of us.

Today’s Music: Joy Trip (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 035final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 034 (03/31/12)

ERIC ASKS ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD AND THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH

2 Kings 2:1 

Letter on Certain Questions Concerning Eschatology

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19790517_escatologia_en.html

Some Current Questions in Eschatology (1992)  

http://www.nd.edu/~afreddos/courses/43801/International%20Theological%20Commission%20Eschatology.pdf

1 Thessalonians 4:14-18

2 Peter 3:3-14

Revelation 6:12-17

Revelation 20:11-21:5

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1042-1047, 1060

Direct download: 034final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm PDT

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 033 (03/24/12) 

In the opening segment Jimmy has three pieces of news: 

(1) The funds to make transcripts of the next 52 episodes have now been raised! 

(2) Jimmy is producing the show a week ahead of time now so that the transcripts can be made available the same day that the podcast is released! 

(3) Enough funds have been raised to transcribe all the previous episodes of the show!

1) TOM FROM WISCONSIN ASKS, IF THE GATES OF HEAVEN WERE OPENED ON EASTER SUNDAY (OR THEREABOUTS), WHEN WERE THE GATES OF *HELL* OPENED?

2) SUE FROM BUFFALO ASKS WHAT RESOURCES SHE COULD SHARE WITH HER DAUGHTER'S MUSLIM BOYFRIEND TO HELP SHOW HIM THE TRUTH OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH.

Today’s Music: Joy Trip (JewelBeat.Com)

WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO ASK?

Call me at 512-222-3389!

jimmyakinpodcast@gmail.com

www.JimmyAkinPodcast.com



Join Jimmy's Secret Information Club!

www.SecretInfoClub.com

Copyright © 2012 by Jimmy Akin

Get the Jimmy Akin Cast app for Android at Amazon.com:

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Direct download: 033final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am PDT

Does God *HATE* sinners? If not, why does the Bible seem to say he does? Why do other passages say he loves sinners? How are we to reconcile these statements? Just how biblical is the saying "Love the sinner but hate the sin"? Who said that? And what were they talking about? Does God "hate" anything at all? What does Catholic theology say about this?

How can you use the Internet to serve God without tripping on canon law? Do you need an imprimatur from your bishop to have a blog or a web site? How about a Facebook page? What if you talk about subjects like Scripture, the liturgy, catechesis, theology, devotions, or other religious subjects? Is the Internet the new Wild West, where anything goes, or is it subject to the Church's law?

These are just some of the questions we address on this week's episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast!

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 032 (03/10/12) 

We're *almost* at our initial goal of $3000 to make transcripts of the next 52 episodes of the show. If we can make $4000 then we can also do transcripts of all the past episodes. Our drive for this project is almost over, so now is the time to donate!

Visit JimmyAkin.com and click the "Donate" button to make your donation by credit card or PayPal--or mail a check. Thank you, and God bless you for your generosity!

JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS IF GOD HATES SINNERS AS WELL AS SINS.

Sources we quoted:

Augustine's Letter 211:11

Psalm 5:5-6

Wisdom 11:23-26

Romans 5:6-11

John 3:16

1 John 4:7-10

Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles 1:89

TONY FROM MONCTON, CANADA ASKS IF HE NEEDS TO DO ANYTHING FOR HIS FAITH-RELATED FACEBOOK PAGE TO BE OKAY UNDER CANON LAW.

See the section from the Code of Canon Law on the publication of books, online here:

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P2Q.HTM

Today’s Music: Holiday Cheers (JewelBeat.Com)

WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO ASK?

Call me at 512-222-3389!

jimmyakinpodcast@gmail.com

www.JimmyAkinPodcast.com



Join Jimmy's Secret Information Club!

www.SecretInfoClub.com

Copyright © 2012 by Jimmy Akin

Get the Jimmy Akin Cast app for Android at Amazon.com:

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Direct download: 32final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm PDT

Jimmy is raising funds to help transcribe a year's worth of the episodes of the show so that they can be available in written form for everyone to benefit from--making it easier for people to learn from the information provided on the show.

In this special mini-episode, Jimmy gives an update on where the project is right now and also announces a special extension of the project: making *all* of the past episodes of the show available in written form as well. 

This will include things like:

1. Has the Consecration requested by Our Lady of Fatima been done?

2. Autistic children and first Communion

3. Watching TV shows with bad theology

4. Taxes and abortion

5. Dungeons and Dragons

6. 2 part special apologetics of Christmas

7. Sunday rest special

8. Can a priest force you to confess to the police

9. Is women's ordination a heresy

10. Medjugorje special

11. Can priests report murderers who confess

12. Capital punishment for heresy

13. What did the early Christians believe about the Millennium

14. Jimmy vs. the Flying Spaghetti Monster

15. Relationship between God and Time

16. Whether God is a Monster

17. Artificial Intelligence

18. Sedevacantism

19. Pirating Software

20. Colonizing Space & the Religious Questions It Raises

Everything depends on your generosity, though, so go by www.JimmyAkin.com, click the Donate button, and make your donation today.

God bless you, and thank you for your generosity!

Direct download: request.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PDT