Why “Just-One” is a critical key to our Catholic faith and right understanding, and right practice of it.

 One of the most amazing, most significant and critically important observations that we are called to make, is in understanding that Christ didn’t reinvent the wheel of truth or faith in the New Testament. Like a Theoligian does; He explained it, at times expanded its defination and undertanding, He fulfilled it, and even perfected parts of it, while at the same time building on the already firm foudation of Hebrew Traditions and beliefs already taught by Yahweh.

 Simply put the bible literally cannot contain contradictions. One truth cannot replace another truth.. Otherwise the bible would have no merit, no value for teaching and learning what God taught..

 From the Creation of humanity and consistanly onward God always and every time inisited on belief in only One God, only One set of common faith -beliefs as taught by God [and those chosen by Him to teach, guide and lead], and always only One Faith-organization. First the Hebrew Nation; then the Jewish Faith and now in the NT; the Catholic Church.

 From very early on Yahweh set the precedence of One Male Leader of HIS Faith and his Church. Beginning with Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jacob, Joseph, David, Soloman, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Micah, Zechariah, Malachi, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ and then Peter and through Peter, Christ [by practical necessity] includes the other Apostlres and those that follow Peter in order for the New Church to continue to Grow and flourish and complete the Mandate of Christ: Matt.28 Verses 16 to 20 “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

 Why?

 So that the inevenabtle arguments and power grabs of ordinary men, could be easily resolved. One God, and only One set of beliefs to be held, through only One Church organization is symplistic-genius. ONE leader affirms that One set of teaching triths. Supported by God Himself. Guided, directed and protected from ANY possible error in Teaching on WHAT MUST BE BELIEVED, ACCEPTED AND LIVED IN ORDER TO “BE SAVED.” The CC cannot be [impossible] to-be in error when officially teaching on Faith matters and Moral issues.

 John.14 : 16 to 17 “ And I [Jesus] will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, [COMPLETED IN JOHN 20:1922] even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you”

 John 17:15-19  “I [Jesus] do not pray that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth.  As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. [With My authority and with My Powers] And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth

 

[QUOTE] your Bible doesn’t say that Christ’s Church is one denomination. It also doesn’t name the church in Rome as the only true church. It is you who will not see the truth. [/QUOTE]

 

 My dear friend in Christ Jesus.

Of course it does! My bible does and if you use the KJV so does yours!

 Matthew: 16: 15-19  He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

 Please do not take the enlarged letters as yelling.  I simply wish to make it easy for you to see EXACTLY what YOUR God and Ours is clearly saying!

 Note the following please.

Jesus Himself is speaking directly to and only to Peter (with others listening).

 NOTE the use of SINGULAR TENSE WORDS.

“I” = Jesus

“You” = Peter (EACH time “you” is used!)

“ The Keys” = only one set of keys = only access to heaven is being granted to Peter.

“This rock” = PETER (singular)

“church” SINGULAR = One, = One Denomination!

 “The Church” did not move to Rome until after Jerusalem was destroyed for the Second Time, roughly 75 years after Jesus died. Now look at verse # 19.

 The terms “bind and loose” are highly significant and important.

 They were well known, often-used Legal and Binding “At Law” terms for complete, uninhibited, unrestricted total control and governance of what ever they were applied to. In this case the One True Church founded by Jesus to be governed by St. Peter and subsequent Pontiffs.

 There has been a historically provable unbroken and consecutive line of Popes. I can provide specific names and dates if you wish. This unbroken line goes from St. Peter, right up to our present Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI.

 Does Jesus say the power to governance is transferable? Yep, read verse 19 and my explanation of it. Really, would Jesus found His Church and expect to die with Peter? Does your church die if your pastor is called “home?” Of course NOT!

 Nor would Jesus began a church for just a few years! Certainly He DID NOT expect it to end with the Apostles!

 

[QUOTE] “your Bible doesn’t say that Christ’s Church is one denomination. It also doesn’t name the” church in Rome as the only true church. It is you who will not see the truth. [/QUOTE]

 

 My dear friend in Christ Jesus.

 Of course it does! My bible does and if you use the KJV so does yours!

 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

 Please do not take the enlarged letters as yelling.  I simply wish to make it easy for you to see EXACTLY what YOUR God and Ours is clearly saying!

 Note the following please.

 The terms “bind and loose” are highly significant and important.

 They were well known, often-used Legal and Binding “At Law” terms for complete, uninhibited, unrestricted total control and governance of what ever they were applied to. In this case the One True Church founded by Jesus to be governed by St. Peter and subsequent Pontiffs.

 There has been a historically provable unbroken and consecutive line of Popes. I can provide specific names and dates if you wish. This unbroken line goes from St. Peter, right up to our present Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI.

 Does Jesus say the power to governance is transferable? Yes, read verse 19 and my explanation of it. Really, would Jesus found His Church and expect to die with Peter? Does your church die if your pastor is called “home?” Of course NOT!

 Nor would Jesus began a church for just a few years!

 Nowhere in the Entire Bible Does Yahweh or Jesus ever speak of More than One God [Triune], One Faith [set of beliefs required for salvation], or more than one Church. Not one word!

 One Church 

 Phil.2: 2  “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.”

 Eph. 4: 1-7 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body [WHICH MEANS ONE CHURCH] and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, [Meaning only One set of beliefs] one baptism,

one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

 Eph. 2: 18-22 “ for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, [SINGULAR… when NO OTHER Christian faiths would exist for more than ONE THOUSAND YEARS AFTER THIS WAS WRITTEN] built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a    holy temple in the Lord;

 John.10: 16 “And Ihave other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flo

Eph. 4: 1-7 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

 Eph. 2:19-20 “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,  in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

 Eph. 3: 9-10  “And to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in  God who created all things;  that through the church [SINGULAR / THERE WERE NO OTHERS] the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,”

 John 17:18-20 As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. [WITH MY POWERS AND MY AUTHORITY] And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth. “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

 

 John.10: 1-2, 7, 9  “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door [SINGULAR] but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” …. WHICH MANDATES ACCEPTANCE OF ALL THAT CHRIST TAUGHT!

 John 17: 17-22 “Sanctify them in the truth; [DONE DEAL] thy word is truth. As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. [With My Power as God] And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth. [Assurance of IMPOSSIBILITY of Error in teaching on Faith-Beliefs [WHAT MUST BE HELD AS TRUE] and Morals“I do not pray for these only, but  for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one”

 Eph. 5: 23  Christ is the head of the church [singular] , his body, [singular]

 Eph. 3: 9-10  “And to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in  God who created all things;  that through the church [singular] the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,

 Col. 1: 18 He is the head of the body [singular], the church; [singular] he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell”

 SUMMATION:

Salvation must, in an absolute sense Flow through the CC for all of the following reasons:

 One God, One Faith and One Church is the ONLY Biblical teaching. Period!

 Jesus Founded Only One Church, One Faith on One God, AND THE CC IS THE ONLY CHURCH THAT EXISTED WHEN THE BIBLE WAS SPOKEN WRITTEN AND PRESERVERED.

 Jesus gave to Peter ALONE the Key’s to the Kingdom of Heaven [Mt. 16:18-19] AND THROUGH PETER THE OTHER APOSTLES: Mt. 18:18, Mt. 28:16-20, John 14: 16-17, John 17:15-19, John 20:19-23.

 The Seven Sacraments ALL Instituted are ONLY and Exclusively practiced within the Catholic Church [and the Orthodox churches as well].

 

The CC is the Only Church actually founded by God; just as the OT Jews were the Chosen people; NOW under the New Covenant; we Catholics are the “Chosen people.”

 Jer. 31:33  “ But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel  after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I  will write it upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

 1 Cor. 11: 23 “For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for * you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

 Heb. 8: 6 “But as it is, Christ * has obtained a ministry which is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second.

 Heb. 8: 13 “ In speaking of a new covenant he treats the first as obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.”

 2 Cor. 3:12-16 “Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not see the end of the fading splendor.  But their minds were hardened; for to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their minds; but when a man turns to the Lord the veil is removed.   Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding  the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

 God Bless you,

Pat

 

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