Friends, today on the “Word on Fire Show,” we continue our series of discussions called “Understanding the Present Moment.” Brandon Vogt and I are examining four massively influential figures who together help explain our present moment, how we arrived at where we are today. The ideologies undergirding much of the unrest in our culture stem from these four thinkers: Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Michel Foucault. Once we understand these figures and their key ideas, we will recognize them everywhere and be prepared to engage today’s challenges. In today’s second discussion, we focus on Friedrich Nietzsche. A listener asks, what’s the difference between the theological virtues of faith and hope? NOTE: Do you like this podcast? Become a patron and get some great perks for helping, like free books, bonus content, and more. Word on Fire is a non-profit ministry that depends on the support of our listeners…like you! So be part of this mission, and join us today: 🤍🤍patreon.com/bishopbarron ———SHOW NOTES——— Wonder Conference – 🤍WonderConference.com ———WATCH——— Subscribe to this Channel: 🤍bit.ly/31LV1sn Word on Fire Institute Channel: 🤍bit.ly/2voBZMD Word on Fire en Español Channel: 🤍bit.ly/2uFowjl ———WORD ON FIRE——— Word on Fire: 🤍🤍wordonfire.org/ Word on Fire Institute: 🤍wordonfire.institute/ FREE Daily Gospel Reflections (English or Español): 🤍dailycatholicgospel.com/ ———SOCIAL MEDIA——— Bishop Barron Instagram: 🤍bit.ly/2Sn2XgD Bishop Barron Facebook: 🤍bit.ly/2Sltef5 Bishop Barron Twitter: 🤍bit.ly/2Hkz6yQ Word on Fire Instagram: 🤍bit.ly/39sGNyZ Word on Fire Facebook: 🤍bit.ly/2HmpPpW Word on Fire Twitter: 🤍bit.ly/2UKO49h Word on Fire en Español Instagram: 🤍bit.ly/38mqofD Word on Fire en Español Facebook: 🤍bit.ly/2SlthaL Word on Fire en Español Twitter: 🤍bit.ly/38n3VPt ———SUPPORT WORD ON FIRE——— Donate: 🤍🤍wordonfire.org/donate/ Word on Fire Store: 🤍store.wordonfire.org/ Pray: 🤍bit.ly/2vqU7Ft
Alexander cut the Gordian Knot, Nietzsche updated it?
Nietzsche saw at last the cost
of mortal pride enshrined
proclaiming God and grace a fraud
broke both his heart and mind
Im going back to church bfor i go to hell.
Some Scriptures about hell by Jesus himself and how not to go there:
In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus describes a rich man that lived lavishly and a poor beggar man named Lazarus. It came to pass that Lazarus died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich man died, was buried, then went to hell. 23 And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in TORMENT, saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented IN THIS FLAME. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received good things, and likewise Lazarus received evil things, but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that they which would pass from hence to you can not, neither can they pass to us, and would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray you therefore father, that you would send him to my father’s house. 28 For I have 5 brothers that he may testify unto them, lest also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay father Abraham, but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
LOCATION OF HELL: Jesus said in Matthew 12:40, ”For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the HEART OF THE EARTH.” Paul said in Ephesians 4:9, ”Now that he ascended, was it but that he also DESCENDED into the LOWER PARTS OF THE EARTH.”
HELL IS A PLACE OF FIRE: Jesus said in Luke 16:24,”….Father Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue for I am TORMENTED IN THIS FLAME.”
Jesus said in Matthew 13:42,”And shall cast them into a FURNACE OF FIRE, there shall be WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.” Jesus said in Matthew 25:41,”Then shall he also say to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, INTO EVERLASTING FIRE, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
Jesus said in Revelation 20:15,”And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.”
HELL IS A PLACE OF TORMENT: Jesus said in Luke 16:23,”And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in TORMENT….” 24 …..for I am TORMENTED in this flame.” Jesus said in Revelation 14:11,”And the smoke of their TORMENT ascended up FOR EVER AND EVER, and they have no rest day or night….” Jesus said in Mark 9:45-46,”And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off, it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the FIRE THAT NEVER SHALL BE QUENCHED. 46 Where their WORM DIES NOT, and the fire is not quenched.” Note that it doesn’t say “THE Worm”, it says “THEIR WORM” dies not. Jesus said in Revelation 21:8,”But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, which is the second death.” Note that Brimstone is Sulfur and burns with a very strong odor of rotten eggs.
The scriptures above prove when a person goes to hell they will constantly see hell, constantly smell hell, constantly feel the heat of hell, will constantly breath hell, will constantly hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth of others in hell, will constantly be aware of their own worms, they will have no rest day or night, there is no way out and it will continue for ever and ever, they can’t die because they are already dead.
The following is how to not go there and it is a SIMPLE AND EASY thing to do:
All of the book of Acts is what Jesus disciples said what we must to be SAVED - meaning not go to hell, which is repentance, water baptism in Jesus NAME, (Not the titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) and being baptized with the Holy Ghost. Jesus said in Mark 16:16,"He that believes and is BAPTIZED shall be SAVED, but he that believes not shall be damned."
At about that same time He said in Matthew 28:19,"Go therefore and teach all nations BAPTIZING them in the name (SINGULAR name and not name's) OF the Father, and OF the Son, and OF the Holy Ghost." Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles and not names. Jesus disciples never used those words when they baptized anyone in water, nor did they use those words in one sentence regarding any other topic. Every time they said Jesus NAME at baptism which is Acts 2:38, Acts 8:14-18, Acts 8:38, Acts 9:18, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 16:15, Acts 16:33, Acts 18:7, Acts 18:8, Acts 19:3-5, and Acts 22:16.
Jesus said in John 3:3-7,"Verily, verily I say unto you, Except a man BE BORN AGAIN, he can not see the kingdom of God. 5 Verily, verily I say unto, Except a man be born of water AND of the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 7 Marvel not that I say unto you, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN." Being born of water is being baptized in water which is for the REMISSION OF SINS - meaning the INITIAL remission of sins and not the confessing of sins later addressed in 1 John 1:9. Being born of the Spirit is being baptized with the Holy Ghost. What being baptized with the Holy Ghost means is addressed in Acts 2:3-4, (Pentecost), Acts 8:17, Acts 9:18, Acts 10:44-48, and Acts 19:3-5 - which is when the Spirit of Christ initially dwells in a person. Nowhere in Scripture does it say it happens any other way than that way. There is not one Scripture that says a person receives the Holy Ghost just because they are a believer.
Paul said in Romans 8:9-11,”But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, HE IS NONE OF HIS."
Numbers R9djsCyoU-g&t=23m19s 23:19 , ”God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man, that he should repent, has he said and shall he not do it? And shall he not make it good?”
Malachi 3:6,”For I am the Lord, I change not...”
Hebrews 13:8,”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” That means there is no reason to think that Jesus will make an exception and save someone that has not been baptized in water in Jesus NAME, and has not been baptized with the Holy Ghost.
If you are convinced you need to get baptized in water in Jesus Name do a search and type in "United Pentecostal Church International", scroll down to just below the red box, type in your zip code, a screen will show a Church near you that will do that.
Jesus said John 10:27, ”My Sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
Philosophy up to the point of saint Thomas Aquinas was the love of God , after Saint Thomas Aquinas it became the hatred of God.
LUX PAX DE DEO
"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? ......[God] has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?"
This is Shakespearian "will these hands ne'er be clean?" - no triumph - the words sound like the warning of a prophet.
Love this lecture series. Thank you and God bless.
“After the laws of physics, everything else is opinion”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A critique of Nietzsche based on his influence on nationalism socialism is fair game.
"Ye are judged by the fruit of your works"
Also, edonism and nihilism is the promoter of abortion, homosexuality and transgenderism in the West. Funny that I do not see that approved in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and all enemies of the USA.
Thank you So much Bishop Barron, the way you explain big idea in a way many of us understand is amazing, you are a gift for our Church. You are always in my prayers! God bless you! Ave Maria!
The heroism of saints stems not from an egoic power source, which would echo more the Nietzschean concept of heroism. The heroism of saints stems from a willful surrendering to God’s will to a point where a man like Paul acts from Christ in Him. The Nietzchean man is incapable of such a level of paradoxical living. While he may be encouraged to detach himself from things in the way of his heroic living, he remains deeply attached to his outcomes. A saint chooses not to, entrusting those fully to God.
Really like this series. Thanks so much!!
Please stop saying non believers and believers please.....its so group think.
Bishop Barron, thanks for the shout out to St. Dominic's in San Francisco and Oakland's hidden gem the priory. Splendid liturgical lecture on Nietzshche's mistaken turn from objective reality, including beauty, truth and good.
In The Genealogy of Morality, Nietzsche concludes that humanity has evolved from the driving force for power toward 'the will for truth.' Sadly, he got sick and died before he could write about it. But with the findings of the January 6th Committee and now the FBI searching of the former president's home, we might ask ourself:
Was Nietzsche correct? Do we no longer strive for power as we do for truth?
Great video! I'm an ex-atheist. I used to love Nietzsche and now I prefer Pascal. :)
I think Nietzsche went insane from demonic attack...
On earth marriage is a business contract, children are maternal instinct and duty,friendship is fickle, charity is intermittent or not at all compassion difficult to cope with, kindness on a good day, chocolate yummy,but we don't know love nor god.
I would understand the present moment but I can't keep up.