2019 May 03 By Saul Staples 0 comment

Welcome Message

Welcome, I am the Bearded Bible Thumper and this is the BBT Live Show. Today, I will be talking about Abortion in multiple ways, the City Girls, an Inspiring Story about Keep a Baby, and more from the Jesus Truth video I started last week.

Let’s start with a prayer.

Opening Prayer

Act of Love

O my God, I love Thee above all things with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon for all whom I have injured.

News Story of the Week

This week, I have two articles from LifeNews.com I want to discuss. The first has the headline of “President Trump: “Every Child, Born and Unborn, is a Sacred Gift From God” and the second has the headline of, “President Trump Issues New Pro-Life Rules Protecting Doctors and Nurses From Having to Do Abortions.”

I want to talk about these two articles because I hear too often how President Trump is horrible and cannot possibly be Christian because of the wall he wants to build. First, I agree, we need a wall and have every right to protect our border and our people here. Never once have I heard our President say he is against immigration, just illegal immigration.

Second, most people will say it’s not compassionate to turn these people away. I agree, if they go through the proper legal channels and they are not trying to illegally enter our country. In addition, Mexico has resources they could be using to grant asylum to those that deserve it, but they don’t.

Finally, compassion for the American people and those that came to this country legally should be considered if you want to turn to compassion as the reason to not build the wall. The wall doesn’t make us prisoners as some may say, but instead makes it harder for those trying to get into this country the wrong way. It doesn’t block anybody from entering the United States the right way.

Anyway, I only bring this up to show that you can bash President Trump as much as you want about the border crisis, but he’s still doing plenty of work every Christian should agree with and be proud of, as I will talk about now.

The first article from LifeNews.com quotes President Trump saying something every Christian (Catholic or Protestant) should agree with. If you don’t, you should open your bible and read the following passages:

  • Jeremiah 1:4-5
  • Psalm 139
  • Galatians 1:15
  • Isaiah 49:5
  • Ephesians 1:4
  • Isaiah 44:2
  • Job 31:15
  • Romans 8:29

And those that blow off those bible verses for the ridiculous reason of financial security so many try to use as a rationale for abortion should read these passages:

  • 1 Peter 57
  • Matthew 6:25-34
  • Genesis 28:15
  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • Psalm 55
  • Isaiah 41:10

The reason I bring these verses up is simple, there are too many people claiming to be Christian, yet they don’t agree with what President Trump said. Not only is this sad, but it’s not in line with the teachings of the bible or Jesus Christ.

The statement President Trump made goes along with the second article I am talking about, which as to do with the new rules he issued when it comes to protecting doctors, nurses, and medical professionals. The article from LifeNews.com states,

“Today, on the National Day of Prayer, President Donald trump issued new rules that further protect doctors, nurses and medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to do abortions or refer for them. Trump announced new regulations through the Department of Health and Human Services that will more effectively enforce existing federal laws that protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers.”

It goes on to say, “Although the Constitution and numerous federal laws provide robust protections for the conscience rights of medical professionals, these laws are being violated as doctors, nurses, and medical students are being compelled to participate in abortion. The regulations clarify what recourse is available to victims of discrimination under the law and what penalties the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights may enforce for violations.”

Many pro-life advocates and groups praised Trump for providing these new regulations to protect medical personnel.

I also believe this is a good move and a move in the right direction. It’s one of many things President Trump has done to help move towards an end to the genocide known as abortion.

Religious Item of the Week

I have been talking about my Rugged Rosary for a few week’s now, but I am going to switch it up this week.

Recently, I got a cool little bracelet with a Saint Benedict Meal and 20 beads. It’s made with a Nylon Cord and Zinc Alloy Medal, which has held up pretty good so far. My reasons for getting this bracelet was the ability to take it anywhere with me. While I love my Rugged Rosary and often have it by my side, this bracelet is a bit easier to take places where I don’t want to take my rosary.

It gives me a second option and allows me to be able to pray at any time with beads to track my prayers and a Saint Benedict Medal for protection. I will leave a link in the show notes and the description to this cool little bracelet on Amazon.com.

Christian Joke of the Week

A priest was driving and gets stopped for speeding.

The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

He says, “Father, have you been drinking?”

“Just water,” says the priest, fingers crossed.

The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?” The priest looks at the bottle and says, “Praise be to God! He’s done it again!”

Satan’s Soldier

John Rogers – Democratic State Representative of Birmingham

Claims to be a Catholic – Worst Kind of Satan’s Soldier as he isn’t Catholic or a follower of Christ. He’s a followers of Satan and wants more women to offer their innocent children as sacrifices to Satan!

I cannot stand it when people supporting baby murder call themselves Christian or Catholic. It’s a false statement and one only a heretic would make. John Rogers is a heretic and he is NOT CATHOLIC.

Recently, he made comments that shed some light on why he’s my Satan’s Soldier this week. In a LifeNews.com article, he was quoted as saying,

“It ought to be a woman’s choice,” said Representative John Rogers of Birmingham. “I’m not about to be a man and tell a woman what to do with her body. She has a right to make her decisions herself.”

“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers added.

He continued by saying some children may be aborted because they are “retarded” and “half-deformed.”

“Some parents can’t handle a child with problems,” he said. “It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.”

While this is enough to land on my list of Satan’s Soldiers, John Rogers is also a liar. He claims to be Catholic and he also claims to be against abortion, yet, he’s not. Another LifeNews.com article quotes him stating, “I’m very much against abortion,” he said. “That’s my belief, but I can’t force my belief on nobody else. I refuse to do that as a legislator. I think that decision is left up to that family and their God as to what they do with that child.”

First of all, let me point out, he uses the phrase “their God” which doesn’t always refer to Christ. It could be a different God, like the one he worships, Satan.

Second, actions speak much louder than words and his voting record shows he is 100% pro-abortion and doesn’t vote for life EVER!

According to VoteSmart.org, he has voted against all of the following:

His actions show he is for abortion, which in turn means he is NOT CATHOLIC. He is a soldier of Satan and wants to see more innocent babies murdered because he’s too weak to stand behind his statement of being “against abortion.”

He also stated, “I may bring a bill to force all men to have vasectomies,” he said later in his remarks. “That would end this whole debate. There would be no more abortions and eventually no more voters.”

While this obviously wasn’t a serious statement, it shows where his allegiance is as vasectomy is not supported by the Catholic Church, either.

Saintly Soldier

Onto something more bright and cheery. My wife introduced me to a new YouTube channel today and it didn’t take long for me to realize these two belong as my Saintly Soldiers this week.

While I don’t know if they are Christian or even religious at all, I still want to commend them on their decision. You can watch their video titled Pregnant at 16 & Homeless to learn more about Madeline & Eric.

These two have known each other for a very long time and while I won’t condone the pre-marital sex, all lives matter and they decided to keep the baby. Even with immense pressure from their parents to have an abortion, they still decided to keep the baby as teen parents.

They originally recorded the reaction of their parents to their announcement of being pregnant, but the video has been removed because their parents sued them. This young couple lived in a car for about a month or so without any help, not even a blanket from their parents.

Could you imagine being a pregnant teenager living in a car? That’s some serious commitment to keeping your baby and a wonderful sacrifice to do the right thing.

They went from a car to a shared house, which wasn’t clean. This was all they could afford, but they kept working to save enough money to get into a better place of their own.

This story is very heartwarming for so many reasons. Both come from single mother households and both their mums, as they would say, ditched them when they found out they were pregnant. Neither are willing to help them, which is so incredibly sad.

Madeline & Eric cannot even get emotional support from their mums, yet they decided to keep the baby. Their baby was born last year and it’s so cute. I am so glad this young couple didn’t give in to convenience, selfishness, and pressure from parents.

They state that abortion would have been an easy way out, but they never looked at it as an option at all.

Thank you both for keeping your baby. Life is so incredibly precious and your example is amazing. You are my Saintly Soldiers this week and I only wish I would have been as strong and mature as you two were when I was your age.

I will leave a link to Madeline & Eric’s YouTube Channel in the description and my show notes. Make sure to check them out as their story is rather amazing!

Secular Song of the Week

I will be doing the Secular Song of the Week a bit different from now on. Instead of looking closely at the lyrics and video ahead of time, I am going to try to give you as much of a natural reaction as possible.

I will be reading the lyrics for the first time. I may have skimmed them, but I have not truly read them out loud yet. I will also be watching the video (on mute due to copyright) and sharing my thoughts/reaction for you to see.

Act Up

City Girls

Real ass bitch, give a fuck ’bout a nigga

Big Birkin bag, hold five, six figures

Stripes on my ass so he call this pussy Tigger

Fuckin’ on a scammin’ ass, rich ass nigga

Same group of bitches, ain’t no adding to the picture

Drop a couple racks, watch this ass get bigger

Drinkin’ on liquor, and I’m lookin’ at your nigga

If his money right, he can eat it like a Snicker

I ain’t got time for you fake ass hoes

Talkin’ all loud in them fake ass clothes

Fake ass shoes match their fake ass gold

I’m the realest bitch ever to you snake ass hoes

Act up, you can get snatched up

Act up, you can get snatched up

Act up, you can get snatched up

Dirty ass nails, baby girl, you need to back up

It’s Yung Miami, and I came to run my sack up

Tired ass hoes on my page tryna track us

Brand new chain, City Girls goin’ platinum

I keep a baby Glock, I ain’t fightin’ with no random, period

You bitches weak, is you serious?

I let him taste the pussy, now he actin’ all delirious

Did the dash in the Rover like it’s Fast and Furious

She see my number in his phone, now you actin’ curious (Haha)

He gon’ buy me Gucci if I ask for it (yup)

He a classy nigga rockin’ Tom Ford (classy)

I bet your lil’ sister wanna look like me

I bet your lil’ brother wanna fuck on me

Hood bitch, good pussy, I ain’t average

Um, he can’t come around without that cabbage

Um, pop a pussy bitch quick, like a bubblegum

I ain’t never worry, I just deal with it for fun

Act up, you can get snatched up

Act up, you can get snatched up

Act up, you can get snatched up

Dirty ass nails, baby girl, you need to back up

JT on the track, and you know I’m ’bout my paper

Pussy sweet, pussy tight, so he called it Lifesaver

If your ass a broke nigga, hell nah, I can’t meet ya

If your ass a rich nigga, I’ma fuck ya ’til you ain’t one

If that nigga a scammer, I’m turning into a dancer (yup)

I make it clap like he got the right answer

Sit on it with manners, get it harder than a hammer

He wanna freak, pussy pink, breast cancer

Oh, you like big butts, well I like big bucks

I don’t care about your chain, nigga, or your big truck

Yeah, I know you gettin’ it, but is you spendin’ it?

Give a fuck what a nigga got if he ain’t givin’ it (nope)

B-badass bitch, bad attitude (yeah)

Nails done, hair done, ass too (ow)

Your baby daddy fuckin’ me and suckin’ me

He don’t answer you, bitch, that’s because of me (period)

Act up, you can get snatched up

Act up, you can get snatched up

Act up, you can get snatched up

Dirty ass nails, baby girl, you need to back up

 

Christian Songs of the Week

Look Up Child from Lauren Daigle

A wonderful song from one of the most popular Christian artists right now. Look Up Child talks about turning your head to look up to God as He will be there even when the world is falling apart around you.

It’s an uplifting son filled with a wonderful message glorifying God.

Fight on, Fighter for King & Country

Another wonderful Christian song from a hot artist, this one is not only uplifting, but also a great battle song. If you’re fighting sin or something else in your life, this song will help inspire you to move forward on the path towards Christ.

Catholic – Matt Maher – Your Love Defends Me

I love this song and didn’t even realize Matt Maher was a Catholic until looking him up today. This song belongs in everybody’s live as it’s so wonderful. It’s glorifying to God and great for those looking to find strength through Christ.

Praying for our Enemies

Parents pushing for their children to have abortions

All abortion clinic workers

All Planned Parenthood Workers

All Planned Parenthood Supporters

All Politicians voting to Kill more babies

John Rogers

The City Girls

All Secular Musical Artists Promoting Sex, Drugs, Murder, and other horrible things

Call Someone Out

Continuing with the video from the YouTube Channel Jesus Truth about The Mistakes of the Catholic Church, we are going to get into a few more today. I covered a few in the After Show last week, so if you haven’t seen that video, head over to Patreon.com/BeardedBibleThumper and become a Patron to gain access.

Catholic Mistake #6 – The Catholic Church burned Wycliffe’s bones

What? This one is very new to me and I don’t even know who Wycliffe is.

I don’t know much about this time period, so this is going to be short. I will say, Mr. Jesus Truth shows a picture of “The Wycliffe Bible” which goes along with the last mistake he cited. It’s not okay for someone to just write their own version of the bible.

Anyways, from what I understand, the punishment for heresy, at the time was death by way of burning at the stake. Remember, this was a different time and punishments were rather cruel, especially the death penalty.

Mr. Jesus Truth states that the Wycliffe Bible was the first English translation, but this is where we have to be very careful. The Wycliffe Bible isn’t an approved translation from the Catholic Church because it was a translation of the Vulgate. It’s actually a very anti-Catholic version of the bible and why the Catholic Church approves specific translations of the Holy Scripture.

Yes, the Catholic Church condemned and burned the Wycliffe bibles and for good reason. This would be like Joel Osteen deciding to write a bible and call it God’s Word. All Christians that know Holy Scripture would line up to burn those bibles.

I cannot find the logic behind digging up his body and burning it, but he was clearly a heretic. His crime was preaching a false bible, which was taken much more seriously back then than it is today.

Wycliffe wasn’t preaching Holy Scripture. He was preaching his own version of the scripture, which is not approved for Catholics to use for good reason.

His Mistake #7 – The Catholic Church burned Jan Hus at the stake

This one goes along with Wycliffe and has to do with the same issue. Jan Hus was a heretic and at the time, heresy was punishable by death through burning at the stake.

I don’t know why Protestants like this one want to attack the Catholic faith based on things that happened at a very different time in history. Yes, it seems terrible to us today, but this was rather common back then.

As Catholics, we have to remember, both Wycliffe and Jan Hus are protestant heroes to some. They were both spreading lies about the Catholic faith much like Mr. Jesus Truth does. If he was around in the same era, he would have probably been a follower of Wycliffe and known as a hero to Protestants.

This was also a time when humans were causing issues in the Catholic Church as they were abusing their power and doing things they shouldn’t be doing. Protestants like Mr. Jesus Truth love to use this as a way to attack the Catholic Church and for some reason; they conveniently forget that those in charge are HUMAN!

Hus was also a leader of the Bohemian nationalists and went against the authority of the German emperor, so that could have had something to do with why he was executed, too.

I am not an expert on this and don’t have the time to do a week or so of research to speak as an expert on this topic.

Just remember, not everything HUMANS have done throughout the history of the Catholic church has been good, correct, and in line with the Scripture, but the same can be said of any religion, any group of people, or any organization where humans are involved.

His Mistake #8 – The Catholic Church Burned the Lollards

Are we seeing a pattern here in Mr. Jesus Truth’s mistakes? He continually blames the Catholic Church as a group for something humans did centuries ago and uses it as a rationale for why it’s not the true church or even a Christian church.

Again, as I have said before, people like Mr. Jesus Truth are wolves in sheep’s clothing looking to spread lies about a faith and church they don’t care to understand. They hear something and assume its truth without checking sources and they jump to all kinds of conclusions based on assumptions.

Anyway, let’s look at this mistake he says the Catholic Church made. In case you don’t know what a Lollard is, I didn’t before doing the research for this; it’s basically a pre-Protestant Christian. It’s also known as Lollardy, Lollardism, or the Lollard Movement.

The word “Lollard” comes from lollen, which means to sing softly. Some believe it also came from the world loll, which means idlers.

I want to point something out here. If you watched last week’s video, I talked about how we can make the assumption if the world Catholic wasn’t first used in writing until 107 AD, it was likely used through speech before then.

The same thing happened with the term Lollard. It wasn’t used in writing until 1382 when it was used in writing to refer to the Wycliffites, but this movement started many years before then. Can we assume the first time the world Lollard was used was before 1382?

This movement was led by John Wycliffe and the movement opposed many of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Mr. Jesus Truth is basically naming three mistakes here that all go together, by the way. My guess, he made them separate so he could reach the number 30 for his video.

Remember, John Wycliffe translated the bible in his own way and the bible version he created still isn’t accepted by the Catholic Church today. He was a heretic and so were all of those involved in the Lollard movement. As stated in the past two mistakes, back then, heresy was a crime punishable by death.

Mr. Jesus Truth Doesn’t spent much time on this mistake because he has to move onto to another person he says the Catholic Church burned to death.

I will leave a link in the show notes and description to an article about the Lollards and the history of this time.

His Mistake #9 – The Catholic Church Burned William Tyndale at the Stake

I am not going to spend much time on this one as I will keep repeating myself. Tyndale is another heretic that was burned by humans running the Catholic Church at the time.

Just as Mr. Jesus Truth has done before, he wants to twist things around and make it sound like the Catholic Church condemned Tyndale due to translating the bible into English from Greek. However, translating the bible was NEVER looked at as heresy, even though you will find this repeated over and over again by those looking for a reason to attack the Catholic Church.

Again, we are back to inaccurate translations of sacred scripture, which is where the problem comes in. Just as with John Wycliff, Tyndale decided he would create his own translation of the bible.

The Catholic Church denied him several times when he requested he be allowed to translate the bible into English. This was due to the fact that there was already a new English translation and booksellers were struggling to sell the English version. In other words, there wasn’t a ton of demand for it.

Another reason was what was going on at the times. As an article from Catholic.com states, “we must remember that this was a time of great strife and confusion for the Church in Europe. The Reformation had turned the continent into a very volatile place. So far, England had managed to remain relatively unscathed, and the Church wanted to keep it that way. It was thought that adding a new English translation at this time would only add confusion and distraction where focus was needed.”

In addition, Tyndale was only known as a mediocre scholar and would not have been a top choice to translate the bible into English. He was also known for insulting the pope and other clergy.

While some will try to get you to believe Tyndale was punished due to trying to translate the bible into English, and they will jump to the conclusion this means the Catholic Church didn’t want to spread the bible and didn’t want people reading it, this is so incredibly false.

A little bit of research and getting away from using Wikipedia as a source shows us that Tyndale was actually first tried for heresy in 1522, three years before he had his New Testament printed. He couldn’t even get is own bishop’s support, either.

 The Bishop of London found more than 2,000 errors in the New Testament Tyndale translated. This didn’t even include the Old Testament. Even secular authorities at the time condemned his translation. The same article from Catholic.com states, “Anglicans are among the many today who laud Tyndale as the “father of the English Bible.” But it was their own founder, King Henry VIII, who in 1531 declared that “the translation of the Scripture corrupted by William Tyndale should be utterly expelled, rejected, and put away out of the hands of the people.”

So troublesome did Tyndale’s Bible prove to be that in 1543—after his break with Rome—Henry again decreed that “all manner of books of the Old and New Testament in English, being of the crafty, false, and untrue translation of Tyndale . . . shall be clearly and utterly abolished, extinguished, and forbidden to be kept or used in this realm.”

One final point on Tyndale, it was actually secular authorities that arrested him, tried him and sentenced him to death, not the Catholic Church.

Mr. Jesus Truth says it’s estimated that about 90% of the work found in the New Testament of the King James Bible is the work of William Tyndale. First, this makes me want to avoid this version of the bible altogether after finding out how many errors were found in the New Testament he created. Second, the Catholic Church doesn’t recognize the King James version as Holy scripture.

Mr. Jesus Truth twists some more words by stating “Tyndale was burned at the state for having a non-Catholic view of the bible.” No, he was sentenced to death for heresy by secular authorities and he didn’t have a non-Catholic view of the bible, he had his own view and created his own false bible labeling it as the word of God.

Mr. Jesus Truth asks the question now, after going through all the people he claims were burned by the Catholic Church. His question, “Why would anybody today want to be associated with a church that used to commonly burn Christians alive?”

He is using this to try and create hatred towards the Catholic Church. Every one of his so-called facts is twisted to his own view and doesn’t include the real facts. These WERE NOT CHRISTIANS. They were working for Satan and translating the bible into their own version to spread heresy throughout the land.

His Mistake #10 – The Catholic Church and the Inquisitions

Mr. Jesus Truth starts this one out by stating, “The Catholic Church killed countless innocent Christians and non-Christians during the different Inquisitions.”

This is a rather big topic and one I could do an entire hour or two on. However, I will try to sum it up as quickly as I can so we can move on to the next so-called mistake.

Let me start by citing Catholic.com form their tract titled The Inquisition, “Sooner or later, any discussion of apologetics with Fundamentalists will address the Inquisition. It is a handy stick for Catholic-bashing, simply because most Catholics seem at a loss for a sensible reply. This tract will set the record straight.”

I will leave a link to the full tract, which is a bit long, but let me address the ridiculous point Mr. Jesus Truth is trying to make here.

He is correct in defining the inquisitions as an office set up in within the Catholic Church to root out and punish heresy. This goes along with the rest of the mistakes we’ve been talking about today.

First, most fundamentalists, which is probably what Mr. Jesus Truth claims to be, rely on books written about the inquisitions by authors that were not there and harbored incredible animosity towards the Catholic Church, such as G.G. Coulton and Henry C. Lea. These sources get many of the facts correct, but they take aim to prove the Catholic Church is illegitimate.

One thing the tract from Catholic.com points out here is “No account of foolishness, misguided zeal, or cruelty by Catholics can undo the divine foundation of the Church, though admittedly these things are stumbling blocks to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.”

It goes on to say, “What must be grasped is that the Church contains within itself all sorts of sinners and knaves, and some of them obtain positions of responsibility. Paul and Christ himself warned us that there would be a few ravenous wolves among Church leaders (Acts 20:29; Matt. 7:15).”

Mr. Jesus Truth likes to twist things again and make it about basically brutally murdering people that wouldn’t bow down to the Catholic Church. While I agree the murdering of people was wrong and there were several powerful people within the Church taking advantage of said power, it wasn’t because people wouldn’t bow down to the Catholic Church.

It had to do with heresy, as we saw with the last few mistakes. People stating they were translating the bible into English, but what they were really doing was creating their own version of the bible. That was what people were killed for and other heresies. Again, this doesn’t make what some powerful people in the Church did okay, but it also doesn’t disprove that the Catholic Church is the one true church left to us by Jesus Christ himself, which is what Mr. Jesus Truth is trying to get at here.

This draws similar parallels to the Salem Witch trials and other witch hunts from history, which some were carried out by people claiming to be Christians, but not Catholics. I only bring this up to make the point that you cannot hold HUMANS in any church to the standard of Perfection. They are still humans and humans do horrible things.

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