When God beckons; it’s prudent to heed the call

43 “pagan” questions with Catholic answers; {5 at a time}

by Patrick Miron

 part 2

 [QUOTE] 6. Does God eat, sleep and die?[/QUOTE]

 No God being Pure Spirit has no need of sleep and nourishment. And “God” cannot die for the same reason. However Jesus Christ who ALONE has BOTH a perfect Divine Nature [meaning He is always God], ALSO choose to have for a time, a perfect human nature that dies on the Cross for us. And then three days later Arose from the Dead.

 John 10: 30 “ I and the Father are one”. [That is, one divine nature, but two distinct persons]John 2: 14:21 “And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting.  And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen, and the money of the changers he poured out, and the tables he overthrew. And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.  And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.  The Jews, therefore, answered, and said to him: What sign dost thou shew unto us, seeing thou dost these things?  Jesus answered, and said to them: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. [Here the reference to “THIS TEMPLE” MEANS the Temple of Christ Own Body; He was Prophesying His Death and Resurrection.] The Jews then said: Six and forty years was this temple in building; and wilt thou raise it up in three days? [They obviously didn’t get the message!] But he spoke of the temple of his body”

  1. Mt. 16: 21 “From that time Jesus began to shew to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the ancients and scribes and chief priests, and be put to death, and the third day rise again.”

 [QUOTE] 7. Which God control the universe?[/QUOTE]

 By default, this is already answered. There IS ONLY One True God who is the Creator of the Universe and all living things in it.

 Dt 32:39 “It is I [God] who bring both death and life”

[QUOTE] 8. Who created us?[/QUOTE]

 This too has already been addressed. Genesis 1: 26-28

[QUOTE] 9. Who was the first prophet?[/QUOTE]

 I’m not sure what you’re seeking here? And Why?  It seems to me to not be very relevant?

 If we are speaking of Major Prophets? [there are also so “minor Prophets]

 To Israel: The first was Elijah [about 900 years BC]

 The First Prophet of the Exiles: Ezekiel

 To Judah: Habukkuk

 The First Prophet After the return from Exile was Haggai

 The First Prophet to Assyria was Jonah.

 The first MAJOR Prophet was Isiah; about 700 years before the Birth of Christ

 Not understanding exactly what your seeking here. I do hope this meets your need? IF NOT please let me know.

 [QUOTE] 10. Who was the last prophet?[/QUOTE]

 The Last Old Testament Prophet was Malachi around 450 BC

 However the LAST Prophet was John the Baptist the cousin and forerunner for Jesus Christ.

 Mark 1:1-10 “ The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare the way before thee. A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. John was in the desert baptizing, and preaching the baptism of penance, unto remission of sins. And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all they of Jerusalem, and were baptized by him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.  And John was clothed with camel’ s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey.  And he preached, saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I have baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.  And it came to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And forthwith coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending, and remaining on him.”

  1. Matthew 21:32 “For John came to you in the way of justice, and you did not believe him. But the publicans and the harlots believed him: but you, seeing it, did not even afterwards repent, that you might believe him”

 

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