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Cut off His Head! John the Baptist

by Steve Ray on August 30, 2016

 Beheading of John the Baptist
August 29

Beheading sm.jpgWhy was John so special? He was the last of the Old Testament prophets and the first of the New. He was the first to proclaim the news that Jesus was the Messiah, the Lamb of God. He was 100% from the lineage of Aaron the High Priest.

Where was he born and what do we know about him? He was born in Ein Kerem west of Jerusalem. Prior to birth he was sanctified in the womb by the Holy Spirit when the Blessed Virgin Mary arrived for the Visitation. He later left for the wilderness where he probably associated with the Essenes at Qumran. Jesus probably met him in the Wilderness. He ate locusts and wild honey so he was a manly man!

Why was John beheaded–getting mixed up in morality and politics John did not get beheaded for preaching Christ, per se, but for criticizing the King. It is similar to us today criticizing and immoral government that requests we deny our consciences to follow their laws. John lost his head for criticizing the powers that be in government. 

What sources do we have outside the Bible? The Jewish historian Josephus tells us about John, especially his death which took place in Herod’s Fortress of Machareus on the east side of the Dead Sea in modern country of Jordan

Where is the head of John the Baptist today? There is a lot of controversy on this matter and many have claimed to have his skull. I would not be willing at this point to vouch for any of them.

To learn more about John, see my DVD Jesus, the Word Became Flesh and see where he was beheaded — filmed on location.  Click here.

Below: The remains of Herod’s Fortress of Machaerus where John was beheaded and what it looked like at the time of Christ.

As it was in the time of Christ How Marchareus looks today

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Coming Home Network 2I am just home from Poland and they’ve already tracked me down :-)

First I will discuss St. Bartholomew, an apostle of Jesus that we know very little about on Relevant Radio at 7:00 AM Eastern,

Then join us at 9:10 AM Eastern on Spirit Catholic Radio (listen live) for the Good Book Club as we discuss Luke 23:44-56. The topic is the Death and Burial of Jesus. Lots of cool insights and typology that most people don’t know.

Then Mater Dei in the Northwest at 11:00 AM.

Then at 2:00 PM Eastern I will join the Terry & Jesse show on EWTN to discuss my “Seven Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends.” Call in with you questions and comments. You can read my article “Six Rules” here. The article mentions only Six Rules – I have added a new one since. Listen in to see what Rule #7 is.

Lastly at 5:50 Eastern time I will discuss the saddening news from Pittsburg about the lack of committed Catholics and the drop in Mass attendance. Drew and I will talk about evangelization.

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My Free St. Paul Timeline

by Steve Ray on August 13, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 9.40.10 AMSince many people have no clue about the real life and timeline of St. Paul and his epistles, I am posting my St. Paul Timeline so everyone can get the big picture. Please feel free to print and use for personal use.

When I was teaching my series on Acts of the Apostles (see the audio CDs here) I decided to make this Timeline for my own use, to help me keep his life, his journeys and writings all sorted out.

fog_paul__88785.1364147350.190.285Also, if you’d like to learn more about Paul you can purchase my detailed documentary filmed on location in 5 countries — entitled Paul, Contending for the Faith. It comes with a very thorough Study Guide. I also have several talks on St. Paul which you can see here.

Join us in on our St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise October-November to Walk in the Footprints of Peter, Paul, Mary & the Fathers. Click here.FOG Cruise Cover photo

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Steve’s Interview about his trips to India, the Work of the Apostles after Pentecost and more

August 5, 2016
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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Raising Rebels in a Pagan Culture”

February 23, 2016

To listen on-line, click here. For more info and other listening options, click here. QUESTIONS I ANSWERED — It was a very lively show, what one listener called “smashing.” 1. What is the remedy when teenagers start having their “own personalities” and begin struggle with committing to the Catholic Church?  2. What should a parent […]

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Steve Ray on EWTN’s Journey Home this Week

February 2, 2016

              Join Steve Ray and Marcus Grodi this week as Steve returns for the 7th time to discuss his conversion to the Catholic Church. Video now on-line at http://www.ewtn.com/tv/live/journeyhome.asp 

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Epiphany? So What?

January 6, 2016

 What is Epiphany anyway? And why should I care? The Feast of the Epiphany – the Magi, the Baptism of Jesus and the Miracle of Cana all combined – is really quite fascinating. It was actually a celebration in the Church long before Christmas was celebrated and eventually overshadowed Epiphany. John Paul II gave 52 […]

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Are You Born Again?

January 5, 2016

 Since we are all renewing our Baptismal Vows at the Jordan River today, thought this post from a year ago might be appropriate :-) It seems that God is kind of predictable in a way :-) since He always starts new things in the same way — with “water and the Spirit“. Consider the following: 1) The […]

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“Seven Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends over the Holidays” on Morning Air, Monday

December 21, 2015

This is always an interesting topic that floods the phone lines. I will be on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air on Monday discussing how we as Catholics can relate to and influence our family and friends.  Ready to go! Holidays often caused tension and strife among families. How can we take the high road and be a positive […]

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Get Ready for the Holidays: Steve Ray’s Seven Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family & Friends: Getting Ready for Christmas :-)

November 10, 2015

Today I was on Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie on EWTN Radio discussing my Seven Rules for dealing with family and friends who disagree with us, oppose us, want to argue and are against the Catholic Church and our morals. Steve Ray’s Seven Rules: 1) Never argue with them, it will only push them […]

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Tuesday on Four Radio Shows

September 6, 2015

Sacred Heart Radio at 6:35 AM Eastern The Birth Mary and Holy Name of Mary. The Birth of Mary on Relevant Radio, 7:00-7:30 AM Eastern  Ave Maria Radio Fund-raiser with Teresa Tomeo 8:00-9:00 Eastern Good Book Club Numbers 12 on Spirit Catholic Radio, 9:00-9:40 Eastern time

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There are Two Seas in Palestine – Which One are You Like?

August 17, 2015

I am doing a show on Relevant Radio about the “Rivers of the Bible” at 9 AM Eastern at RelevantRadio.com. I will soon post the link to listen to the archived show. We mentioned on the show when Steve at a grasshopper at the Jordan Rive like the John the Baptist did You can see […]

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Steve’s Podcast on Catholic Book Blogger – and maybe win my new Abraham DVD

July 21, 2015

Recently I had a delight time with Pete Socks of the Catholic Book Blogger. We discussed the making our our latest Footprints of God DVD entitled Abraham: Father of Faith and Works. You can visit his site and listen to the interview here or by clicking on the image to the right.  You can get […]

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The Rainbow: What Is It? What Does it Symbolize? How Has it Been Co-opted and Perverted?

July 9, 2015

I was excited about my appearance today on the Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio. We  discussed the RAINBOW – what it is physically, what it symbolizes, it’s biblical use and it’s perversion by modern less-than-savory groups. I have had a great time researching this today and was anxious to share my findings, musings, and […]

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Steve’s Fun Podcast Show on “Catholic Vitamins” with Deacon Tom Fox

May 18, 2015

Greetings and Graces. Just a note to let you know we posted the (awesome) interview with Steve Ray on our Catholic Vitamins Podcast today. Our time centered on the new ABRAHAM DVD but we covered so much more.   The show can be downloaded via iTunes for play on an iPod or similar MP3 device. Or, […]

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Steve on Lots of Radio Shows this Week

March 30, 2015

Lots of Radio Shows this Week – Join Me!  All times are Eastern Time All of the “Virtual Tours” came out VERY different, since a few of them were pre-recorded. None of them were alike :-) Each interviewer asked, and will ask different questions which take us in many different directions. It is a topic […]

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