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

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

by Patrick Miron

part 4

 [QUOTE]16. Is Jesus a prophet?[/QUOTE]

 Jesus is the Son of Mary [in his hu,am-nature] and always’ the Son of God in His Divine Nature]. Luke 1:26-35

 While it is correct to claim that Jesus did sometime Prophesy; the role of “prophet” was not something normally attributed to Him. He was more commonly known as a Teacher [a rabbi].

 Mt. 24: 1-5 “And Jesus being come out of the temple, went away. And his disciples came to shew him the buildings of the temple.  And he answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed.  And when he was sitting on mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world?  And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you:  For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many

[THIS WAS FULFILLED IN 70 AD when Rome attacked the city of Jerusalem and destroyed it.]

 Mt. 12: 36-40 “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.  Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying: Master we would see a sign from thee.  Who answering said to them: An evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.  For as Jonas was in the whale’ s belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.”

 Mark 8:31 “ And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the ancients and by the high priests, and the scribes, and be killed: and after three days rise again”

 John 1: 1-5 “And there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.  This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou dost, unless God be with him.  Jesus answered, and said to him: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother’ s womb, and be born again?  Jesus answered: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” SEE [John 3:5]

 Mt. 8:19 “And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

 Mk. 10:17 “And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

 [QUOTE]17. Was Jesus a Christian? [/QUOTE]

 Jesus is God; the second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity; and “a man like us in every way but sin”; [Hebrews 4:15] who Founded Christianity; [Mt. 16:15-19] Gave it’s its Faith doctrines, commands and mandates; Founded ONLY the Catholic Church, and who gives Himself as Personal warranty of her teaching ONLY the truth [SINGULAR] on ALL matters of Faith beliefs and Morals. John 17: 17-20Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me”

 [QUOTE]18. Did Jesus bring Christian religion?[/QUOTE]

 See # 17 above

 [QUOTE]19. Did God instruct Jesus to build Church?[/QUOTE]

 We mustn’t forget that Jesus always REMAINED God as well as “Jesus the man.” So while Jesus the MAN, does refer to His “Father”; theologically he is at the same time speaking of Himself and His Will which is AYWAYS fully aligned with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

 John 10: 26-30 “But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep.  My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and they follow me.  And I give them life everlasting; [CONDITIONALLY] and they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall pluck them out of my hand. That which my Father hath given me, is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of The hand of my Father.  I and the Father are one.”

 It is IMPOSSIBLE for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit NOT to always and every-time be in complete agreement of every major, and even every minute thing that happens. What the Father wants so does the Son and Holy Spirit; what the Son Commands so does the Father and Holy Spirit and what the Holy Spirit does and Ordains, so too does the Father and the Son.

 John 14: 26 “But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you”

Jesus promised this to His Apostles; the first Christian-Catholics.

 [QUOTE]20. How is the appearance of Jesus ?[/QUOTE]

 Which Jesus? Jesus the man, or Jesus the Christ?

 Jesus the man has been portrayed over the centuries by numerous artist and in various media. He was a Jewish, MALE, trained as a carpenter; a VERY physically demanding trade at that time. Camera didn’t exist so we don’t know for sure. But we can be sure he was likely handsome as Jewish males go, and had very KIND eyes and a loving countenance.

 As God; Like the Father and the Holy Spirit; He is “Pure Spirit.” However when He retuned

[ASSENDED] back to “the Father in heaven, He choose to do so in his human body AS thee

“GOD-MAN”; and it’s possible we may see Him in this form; or that we may just see Him intuitively; as we too will be ONLY “spirit” UNTIL the end of time[THE “FINAL JUDGMENT] when our bodies, made anew are reunited with our Souls, minds, intellects and freewill. .

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