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October 17, 2013: If a Christian "becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith."
This was the theme of Pope Francis' homily during his Thursday morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. During his homily, the Pope warned Christians against behaving as though the "key is in [their] pocket, and the door closed." He reiterated that without prayer, one abandons the faith and descends into ideology and moralism. "Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge!" (Luke 11: 52)
ST. PETERSBURG — As soon as they pulled into the church lot, Davion changed his mind.
"Miss! Hey, Miss!" he called to his caseworker, who was driving. "I don't want to do this anymore."
When I decided to attend a Benny Hinn 'miracle night' in London, I had a good idea of what to expect. A quick Internet search brings up multiple videos of his televised healing events around the world. It also won't take you long to discover that he is a figure whose ministry divides Christian opinion.