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May the Lord’s Peace be with you,

With this blog, you join me on my spiritual journey, where the Holy Spirit has lead me to an increase of faith.  Where you will get to experience God’s love for us all,  when we open our minds and hearts to Him.

May the holy spirit guide me and all who read this blog, so that together we will have a deeper relationship with God our Father.

Yours in Christ,

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Comments
  1. Annett Ells says:

    Most of the times i visit a blog I see that the construction is poor and the writting bad.On the other hand,I could honestly say that you writting is decent and your website solid.

  2. Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

  3. John Tan says:

    Hello,

    Can you let me know where to get the “Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible” on new testament. It is in RSV. And how much will it be? I am staying in singapore. Thank you very much.

    Regards John

  4. John Tan says:

    Hello Julian,
    Two days ago, I try to email you, but there is on reply.

    Regards John

    • juleslife says:

      I updated my email address, if you emailed the jules@juleslife.net then I wouldn’t have received it. See the about page again.

      Or if it is not personal then you could tell me what’s it about?

      God bless, Julian

  5. John Tan says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your response. I don’t carry any credit card to pay at the ebay for the disc. Can I pay you a fee to borrow your copy? I intend to listen with a non catholic friend.
    Regards, John Tan

    • juleslife says:

      You can get a prepaid credit card from DBS or debit card from your savings ac from various local banks. As for borrowing of the discs sorry but it is a family set. Just one disc scratched or damage and the set is incomplete. I’m more comfortable lending you or even buying you a Bible (book). Hope you understand.

      Sent from Julian’s Mobility Pad….

      “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17

  6. John Tan says:

    Hello,
    I myself lend to all my friends ( DVD, books, Small sum of money). I seldom turn them down. But, I did turn some down of helping them to do some house renovation work for free. I did heip them a few times, but not all the time. Because I feel like they are making use of my generosity. As for bible , I do have a few in my house. Just simply say NO to me , it is ok for me. No need to give me a lot of reasons. I really feel bad for requesting your help , But you just throw a few lines of bible message to your brother(John) in Christ. How do you feel if someone do it to you the same way???

    • juleslife says:

      Hi John,

      May The Lord’s Peace be with you,

      I sense anger in your reply though I am not sure why? Have we met before? I apologise if I have offended you in any way, but it is not in my nature to abruptly turn someone down with a flat NO. And If you are talking about the last line from James 2:17 that is my signature for all messages or replies sent using my Iphone. If the scripture passage hit a nerve, perhaps reflection is in order. ( It was not a personal message from me to you )

      Yours in Christ, Julian

  7. ruth says:

    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

    9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

    10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

    11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it

    James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of our Fathers, 88th ed., pp. 89.

    “But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.”

    And they have found out that no changes in the calendar have affected the weekly cycle. So we know that going way back before the Christian era that the same cycle of seven days they enjoyed back then is the same cycle of seven days we use today. The changes in the calendar have not altered that at all.

    Amazingfacts.com – get real with God

    • juleslife says:

      It is ironic that Jesus and His disciples were harassed by the Pharisees over the Sabbath (John 5:18). Jesus spoke out against the Pharisee’s merciless observance of the Sabbath (Matt 12:1-8; Luke 13:10-16). Jesus also defended Himself and His disciples on this issue by saying:

      “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath; so the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” [Mark 2:27-28; RSV].

      The disciples assembled together on Sunday, the first day of the week, to celebrate the Lord’s Supper:
      On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them… [Acts 20:7]

      It is interesting to note that St. Paul had spent a week with the community in Troas (Acts 20:6), and this is the only reported time that he celebrated the “breaking of bread” with them. Also no remarks are made later in this passage that St. Paul disapproved of their worship on Sunday. One would expect St. Paul to object to this practice, if it were rooted in paganism.

      Already in the Old Testament, God expresses disappointment over the Hebrew Sabbath (Isa. 1:13ff) In the New Testament, St. Paul writes:

      Therefore let no one pass judgement on you in questions of food or drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. [Col. 2:16-17]

      According to these verses, the Hebrew diet, festivals and Sabbaths are no longer obligations for Christians. These were only a foreshadowing of things to come in Christ. The focus now is Christ (2 Cor. 3:7-17). Elsewhere St. Paul told the Corinthians to contribute money to the Church each Sunday (1 Cor 16:1-2). This would be a strange request, if Christians assembled on Saturdays. Hebrews 4:8 speaks of “another day” because the former Sabbath was not obeyed. If Saturday were truly “craved in stone”, then it would be strange to speak of another day. According to Rev. 1:10, St. John “was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day.” This is the only place in the Bible where the phrase “the Lord’s day” occurs. If his vision occurred on Saturday, St. John would have written “the Sabbath” instead of using a new phrase. Even though the disciples may have attended the synagogues on the Sabbath to evangelize (Acts 18:4), there is already a definite transition from the Sabbath to the Lord’s Day in the New Testament.

      The early Christian writers also bear witness to the observance of the Lord’s Day (Sunday) over the Hebrew Sabbath (Saturday). The booklet attempts to discredit the historical writings of Eusebius in the fourth century by claiming collusion with Emperor Constantine; however, we have no need to rely on Eusebius. We can directly cite the writings of Christians who lived in the first century – centuries before Eusebius or Constantine. Even though these writings do not have the same authority as the Bible, they are still reliable historical sources – preserving the thoughts, beliefs and lifestyle of Christians during the first century. These writings include the Didache (a church manual written by the Apostles during the 1st century), the Epistle of Barnabas (c. 100 A.D.) and the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch who was martyred in Rome before 110 A.D. Translations of these classic Christian writings can be found at the local public or university library. The following quotes were cited from Early Christian Writings (Penguin Classics, 1987). According to the Didache, the Apostles wrote:

      Assemble on the Lord’s Day, and break bread and offer the Eucharist; but first make confession of your faults, so that your sacrifice may be a pure one. [The Didache 14:1]

      This passage is very similar to Acts 20:7. Also note the connection between the breaking of bread and the Eucharist (cf. Acts 2:42; 1 Cor 10:16; 11:23ff). St. Barnabas in his epistle devotes a whole chapter on the issue of the Sabbath. He concluded by writing:

      And we too rejoice in celebrating the eighth day; because that was when Jesus rose from the dead… [Epistle of Barnabas 15]

      St. Barnabas in using the phrase “the eighth day” was referring to Sunday. Perhaps the most powerful statement was made by St. Ignatius of Antioch. Before 110 A.D., St. Ignatius wrote to the Magnesians:

      We have seen how former adherents of the ancient customs have since attained to a new hope; so that they have given up keeping the Sabbath, and now order their lives by the Lord’s Day instead – the Day when life first dawned for us, thanks to Him (Jesus) and His death. [Epistle to the Magnesians 9]

      This passage indicates that early Christian converts from Judaism began to observe the Lord’s Day in honor of Christ’s Resurrection. From their writings it is clear that Christians already during the first century were observing the Lord’s Day on Sunday.

      God in His wisdom knows that we need to set one day a week special to Him. Otherwise we would become so busy with our daily work that we may forget about Him and lose our Faith. Now the essential point of the Third Commandment is that we set one day a week holy to the Lord. But specifically observing Saturday as this day is only ceremonial. As baptism replaced circumcision (Col 2:11-12) for Christians, so does Sunday replace Saturday. Observance of the Lord’s Day is not a “mark of the beast” but the mark of being Christian.

  8. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this outstanding blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your Rss feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this blog with my Facebook group:

  9. Liz says:

    HI Julian,

    Next year I have a group of 50 primary school children from government schools who will be doing their Sacrament of Reconciliation. I read your article on this subject and would love to get hold of this material and any appropriate ones to assist me to help the children in preparing for this important sacrament. Is it possible for me to get these from you?

    • CatholicJules says:

      Peace be with you Liz,

      You may download a word document of this guide I wrote for the children here
      .

      Hope this is of help.

      Love In Christ,
      Julian

  10. love says:

    In what email address do I send my private message to you Bro. Julian?

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