#9789 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
Questions Covered:

01:34 – Why do we get baptized? 
03:18 – What is adrenaline? 
05:02 – Why does the Bible say that Abraham is 135 years old when he enters the land of Canaan? 
16:12 – Is it appropriate for Catholics to celebrate Halloween and is there a Christian origin of the holiday? 
23:19 – Why can a priest bless holy water or salt, but we can’t? What is the holy water or holy salt doing? 
36:55 – Is grace different in the New Testament than it was in the Old? 
41:50 – Do Catholics believe that Jesus shares Mary’s DNA? 
44:30 – What is the Church’s views on devotions and joining a group that focuses on a particular devotion? 
47:22 – How do you avoid using the sacraments and indulgences in a way that emphasizes the work aspect rather than the belief aspect? 

Want more from Jimmy Akin? 

The Bible Is A Catholic Book 

Teaching with Authority 
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist 
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church 

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