Christian Carnival 360: End of the Decade Edition

Welcome to the 360th Christian Carnival: The End of the Decade Edition. The posts have been randomly placed within categories, so don’t mind that, and I’ve included some extras from other bloggers. Enjoy and feel free to disagree with the Best Of lists! Make sure to look at the Carnival Archive for past carnivals: we’ve been doing this since 2004!

Best Music of 2010: Either Jimmy Hendrix’s Valley of Neptune or Johnny Cash’s haunting Ain’t No Grave (youtube)
Best Music of the Decade: We might not like it but Eminem and Britney Spears are probably at the top. But I’d say the White Stripes even if they came out of the 90s and at least one song from Outkast.

Best World News of 2010: Either the Haiti Earthquake or the Rescue of the Chilean Miners
Best Word News of the Decade: A Tsunami? A Hurricane? Deaths (A Victim, A Pope, A Terrorist, A Dictator, An Idol)? 9/11? Global Wars? Tough to call. Maybe we should just pick Y2K.

Best TV Show of 2010: You would think AMC’s The Walking Dead, but PBS’s Sherlock wins hands down.
Best TV Show of the Decade: Please don’t say American Idol. Just say Lost.

Best Movie of 2010: Loads of folk say Inception but I’d say either Toy Story 3 or Tangled
Best Movie of the Decade: Lord of the Rings (All Three as One).

Best Popular Christian Book of 2010: Either Craig’s On Guard or Copan’s Is God A Moral Monster
Best Popular Christian Book of the Decade: Ugh it’s probably gonna’ be something like Blue Like Jazz. If I could get away with it, I’d say the Harry Potter series. Does the Ressurrection of the Son of God by Wright count as a popular level book?

Best Political News of 2010: Scott Brown (R) wins long time Democrat seat.
Best Political News of the Decade: US elects their first Black President.

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Dear Rey,

Where is the Reference?

Bible Christians, believers in Sola Scriptura, teach that the Bible is complete and that it is all that is needed. They teach that all answers are given by Scripture.

I wish to refute that thinking by showing that there are a lot of questions brought up in Scripture that are not answered therein. So where do we go to find those answers so that we have the fullness of truth and not just some of it?

Matthew 11:21, “Woe to thee, Corozain…For if in Tyre and Sidon had been worked the miracles that have been worked in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”

What are these miracles in Corozain? Where is the reference?

Matthew 23:2, “The Scribes and the Pharisees have sat on the chair of Moses.”

Where is this ‘chair of Moses’ referenced in Scripture?

Acts 20:35, “In all things I have shown you that by so toiling you ought to help the weak and REMEMBER the Word of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

Show me the verse where Jesus said these words.

Matthew 2:23, “And He went and settled in a town called Nazareth; that there might be fulfilled what was spoken through the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.”

In what verse did the prophets say this?

James 4:5, “Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit which dwells in you covets unto jealousy.””

Where does Scripture reference this?

2Timothy 3:8, “Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these men also resist the truth…”

Who are Jannes and Jambres? Where is the reference? If you know, by what means did you find it?

Hebrews 11:35, “Women had their dead restored to them by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might find a better resurrection.”

Who are these ‘others’, the ones searching for a better resurrection? Where is the Bible reference?

Jude 1:9, “Yet when Michael the Archangel was fiercely disputing with the devil about the body of Moses…”

Where can this ‘dispute’ be found in Holy Scripture?

Jude 1:14, “Now of these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, ‘Behold, the Lord has come with thousands of His holy ones.'”

Where is this prophecy in Scripture? Where is the reference?

Since non-Catholics are bound to Scripture and Scripture only (Sola Scriptura), the purpose of this post is to show that everything is not in the Bible.

Answers to some of the questions asked here can be found through Tradition, and others through the seven books that non-Catholics do not have in their Bibles.

Some can be found in the multitude of apocryphal writings, and in the very large library of writings by the Church Fathers.

Others simply cannot be found anywhere but have been lost forever for various reasons. It is thought that about 400,000 priceless historical writings alone were lost due to the great fire in the library of Alexandria Egypt in 48 B.C. (the actual date is debatable).

Others have been lost simply by the deterioration of the scroll media used by the various authors of antiquity.

Catholics have the fullness of truth since they can draw on so many resources outside of Scripture as mentioned above.

Protestantism has many pieces missing to their puzzle of GOD’s salvation history unless they are willing to search the Catholic sources listed.

As long as they cling to the false doctrine of sola scriptura, they will never see the full picture. They will never have the fullness of truth.

@Michael: This is obviously off-topic since I’m not sure which post you are referring to to disprove Protestantism. It’s also choc full of some absurdities which can turn back right on you. I mean, as far as I know only a small segment of the Church as a whole includes the Book of Enoch as part of their Canon–the Ethiopian Orthodox I believe. So the fact that Jude cites it doesn’t make it a fact of missing Scripture nor a source of truth. Protestants have historically believed that the buck stops with Scripture–not that the only place to understand anything is in Scripture. You can learn to be a tax accountant outside of Scripture but if you want to find out how to be a good (in the moral sense) tax accountant that is ultimately illuminated with Scripture.

Anyway, if you want to have your arguments properly decimated you can visit Theologica and start a thread. Make sure to use the search function first so that you see how many of your comments have been decimated already. heh

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