JNS: A Catholic university in Davenport, Iowa recently opened a prayer space dedicated to Islamic worship, honoring the legacy of a deceased professor of the school who taught a world religions class.
The prayer room, developed by a senior of St. Ambrose University in collaboration with its Saudi Student Association, is designed “specifically for students of the Islamic faith,” according to a report on local NPR station WVIK.
The room features ” sinks for ritual foot-washing,” as well as “separate areas for male and female worshippers, since Islamic tradition calls for different prayer areas for each sex.”
Matt Mahoney, the St. Ambrose senior who helped design the room, called the prayer space “outstanding.” more …
Opinion: Eighteen hundred years of allegorizing Scripture has led to a complete breakdown of what religious teaching was/is supposed to be about: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
An early church father by the name of Origen, commonly noted as the ‘father of the allegory’, along with Chrysostom and Augustine, explained away four-fifths of prophetic Scripture as symbolic or allegorical.
Simple math works out to be approximately 1400 of 1800 verses of prophecy left up to private interpretation. If that is not bad enough, consider that the supposed first pope of the Roman Catholic Church was the Apostle Peter who expressly warned against private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20) and be careful your head doesn’t blow up.
Catholicism is a perfect fit with the 4th-5th century church of Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-26) which means continual sacrifice, keeping Christ on the cross. It is the first church whose members are divided into two categories: the saved and the unsaved.
We have had an unusual number of Pope Francis posts lately and like some of you, Editor and I are former Catholics. Like you, we have family and friends still in the denomination and we need to pray for their salvation.