Are you sure that you are in full compliance to the Word of God in Holy Scripture?
Do you fully comprehend the truths of what you have read within it?
We Shall See...

Here is some food for thought regarding your Biblical beliefs. See if you can answer these simple questions honestly and truthfully!

Q: How many Churches did Jesus Christ found?

A: He founded only one. See Matthew 16:18 where He used the word "church" (singular) and not churches.

Q: What does Holy Scripture say regarding all of the other churches that Jesus Christ did not found?

A: The Bible clearly says, "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it..." Psalms 127:1
Are you in the one Church that Jesus Christ founded or entrenched in one that fits "they labor in vain who build it"?

Q: Do you believe that the Church which Jesus Christ founded fell into
apostasy sometime after the last Apostle died?
Can you provide documented proof that this ever happened? Do you have a date and genuine historical documents proving
what you have been taught by your church?

A: If you cannot find a date or documented proof of this 'galactic' revelation, then is it not a lie against the Word of GOD?
What does the Bible say about this monumental revelation? It says just the opposite, that His Church will last forever.
Yes, some people within it have certainly fallen into apostasy but surely not the whole Church. It is the promise of GOD.
The Church which Jesus Christ founded is already almost 2000 years old,  and has endured many centuries of conflicts,
heresies, schisms, apostates, unfaithful priests, bankruptcy, avarice, wars, persecutions, treachery, and more.
If Mother Church lasted through all of those difficulties and attacks for all of those years, then that is certainly indicative
of Divine protection, is it not?
Go to your Bible and read these verses for proof from GOD that his one and only Church truly will last forever:
2Samuel 7:12-13, Psalms  127:1, Isaiah 9:7,41:10-11,54:17,59:21, Jeremiah 1:17-19, Ezekiel 36:15, Daniel 2:44,6:26,7:13-14,
Haggai 2:8-10, Matthew 16:18,28:20,  Luke 1:32-33, John 14:16-17, Acts 5:38-39, 1Corinthians 10:32, Ephesians 3:21,5:23, 
Hebrews 12:28,13:20. Are you in full compliance with all of those verses of which all are the word of God?
Anyone who believes that the Church which Jesus Christ founded fell into
apostasy, also has to believe that His head
separated from His body, His Church*. So they must also believe that Jesus has been severed just as Christianity has
been severed by its never ending
splits of His body into sects which number over 40,000 at this point in time.
Where does His Head reside today, with His one Church, or with each and every one of those splits of His body?

*Romans 12:5, 1Corinthians 12:12,27, Ephesians 1:22-23,3:6,4:12,5:23, Colossians 1:18,24,2:17

Q: Do all of those 40,000+ splits in the body of Christ speak the full truth?

A: Using our own God given
common sense, how could they? If all taught the same full truth then there would be
only one Church. Isn't that true?
Truth is one and it is the person of Jesus Christ when He said, "I am the way, the truth and the life
". John 14:6
Could Jesus Christ teach anything but the full truth? Is He teaching those 40,000 sects as they claim, or not?

Q: Does Holy Scripture say anything regarding that there be no splits in the body of Christ?

A: You bet it does, numerous times. Here are a few examples:

In John 10:14-16 Jesus said:
I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and
I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep, that are not
of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice.
So there shall be
one flock, and one shepherd."

In John 17:21-23 Jesus said:
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 one
in us, 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, I in them and thou in me,
that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and
hast loved them even as thou hast loved me
Wow! How many times did the word 'one' appear in those verses? I counted seven times.
What part of 'one' is simply not understood by so many?

In 1 Corinthians 11:18-19 St Paul wrote:
"For First of all I hear that when you meet in church there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.
For there must be factions so that those who are approved may be made manifest among you."
Who are those approved? They are none other than those who have the fullness of truth.

In 2 Corinthians 13:11, St Paul wrote:
"In Conclusion, brethren,  rejoice, be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, be at peace;
and the God of peace and love will be with you."
My gosh! How many have glossed over that verse, not even seeing the most important meaning of it?
"The God of peace and love will be with you" is surely something that everyone would want,
However, did you notice that it is conditional  upon the prerequisets in the first part of the verse,
one of which is to "be of the same mind"?
Are 40,000+ splits in the body of Christ of the same mind?
Not hardly.

In Philippians 1:27, St Paul wrote:
"Only let your lives be worthy of the gospel of Christ; so that, whether I come and see you,
or remain absent, I may hear about you, that you are steadfast in one spirit, with one mind
striving together for the faith of the Gospel.
Whew! Are your lives worthy of the gospel of Christ? They surely are if you accept all of
Christ's teaching in the gospels, and refrain from picking and choosing to suit your own beliefs.
As for the last part, how many 'ones' will it take for all of us to finally realize what the meaning
of that word is?
Following are several additional verses with many more 'ones' for all of us to ponder.

In Ephesians 4:4-25, St Paul said it so simply and so well, that not one person can deny it:
(4) "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call,
(5) one Lord, one faith, one baptism, (6) one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through
all and in all. (7) But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
(8) Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."
(9) (In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
(10) He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)
(11) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 
(12) to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, (13) until we all attain to
the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God
, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ; (14) so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every
wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles
. (15) Rather, speaking the truth in love,
we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, (16) from whom the whole body, joined and
knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and
upbuilds itself in love
. (17) Now this I affirm and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do,
in the futility of their minds; (18) they are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God
because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart; (19) they have become callous and have given `
themselves up to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of uncleanness. (20) You did not so learn Christ!--`
(21) assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus. (22) Put off your
old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, (23) and be renewed
in the spirit of your minds, (24) and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness
and holiness. (25) Therefore, putting away falsehood, let every one speak the truth with his neighbor,
for we are members one of another

Elucidation of the power of St Paul's words in the verses just listed:
Verse (5) condences the whole paragraph into just two words, one faith. Do we have one faith now?
No, we have 40,000+ different Christian faiths. So who is not in full compliance to the Word of God?
It is all of those who split from the Church that Jesus Christ founded.
Verse (12). Are any of those who split from the only Church that Jesus Christ founded building up the
body of Christ? No! They are tearing it down into ever and ever smaller pieces with their constant splits.
So who is not in full compliance to the Word of God?
Verse (14) is loaded for all to not listen to the false prophet, those who do not speak the truth, to pull
the faithful into yet more splits in the body of Christ.
Verse (16), is the whole body of Christ joined and knitted together?
No! How could it be with all of those splits running off in different directions?
So who is not in full compliance to the Word of God?
Verse (25) implores everyone to speak the truth. Does any one of those 40,000+ plus splits in the
body of Christ speak the full truth?
No, for if they did, they would have never split in the first place.

So just who is not in full compliance to the Word of God?

Q: What kind of government runs the Church which Jesus Christ founded?

A: To answer that one we must decide who is the governing power. Since Jesus Christ founded it, He is the head
and we, the members, are His body (Ephesians 5:23-24). Therefore the governing power is God.
It is always the head that tells the body what to do. The body does not tell the head what to do.
Therefore, His Church is a Theocracy. 
Many churches founded by mere human beings are republics or democracies wherein a vote of the body tells the
head what to do. Is your church governed by a vote of the body?

Q: What is the name of the only Church which Jesus Christ founded?

A: The answer to that one is easy. What is the name of the only Church which has lasted from the time
He founded it until this very day?
It is none other than the Catholic Church as shown
by these four different methods.

Here are more proofs from many secular sources:
The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ as found in the following sources:
    1. The Encyclopedia of Religion; volume 12 by Mircea Eliade pg. 430-431.
    2. Britannica Encyclopedia under Roman Catholicism.
    3. Handbook of Denominations; by Mead and Hill page 267.
    4. National Encyclopedia; put out by Educational Enterprises, vol 8, pg 514.
    5. Illustrated World Encyclopedia; vol 12., pg. 4147.
    6. The Encyclopedia Americana, Deluxe library edition, under the heading
       'Papacy.' It has a list of all the Popes from Peter to John Paul II.
    7. World Christian Encyclopedia; put out by Oxford University Press has a
       graph in the introduction page, showing the years, 33 A.D. to 2000 A.D..
       It shows that the Catholic Church is the only one that goes all the way
       back to 33 A.D.   
    8. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, from the Oxford
       University Press, pg.1195.
    9. The Oxford Dictionary of Popes written by the noted Protestant historian,
       Professor J.N.D. Kelley. Introduction states: "The Papacy is the oldest
       of all western institutions.
   10. Ann Landers had listed the founders of all the major religions in a
       single column, beneath the question: "Do you have any idea when your
       religion was founded and by whom?" She then lists the religion and its
       founder in chronological order, starting with Judaism in 2,000 BC, and
       ending with atheism. She writes, "If you are a Roman Catholic, Jesus
       Christ began your religion in the year 33 AD." Ann Landers was Jewish.
   11. Nelson's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible Facts by J.I.Packer,Merrill C.
       Tenney, William White Jr; pg  536, "The Roman Catholic Church traces the
       authority of the Pope back to Peter, for it is alleged that Peter was
       bishop of the Church at Rome when he died. Tradition says that the
       basilica of St. Peter in Rome is built over the spot where Peter was
       buried. (pg 537) A careful reading of the Gospels would tend to support
       the tradition that Peter was the leading figure of the early Church. The
       tradition that Peter was the leading figure of the apostolic Church has
       strong support. (pg. 535) Peter means 'rock' in every sense.
   12. The Readers Digest (After Jesus, the Triumph of Christianity) 1992.

Q: Okay, I have given you a plethora of proofs that it was the Catholic Church that Jesus Christ founded.
If you still do not believe that He founded the Catholic Church, then please tell me the name of the Church
which He did found? Remember it has to be traceable from this very day back for almost 2000 years.
Please do not forget to include your genuine historical documents proving what you say.
Christianity is not an answer, as that is a belief, and not the name of a church.

A: I have never received a serious answer to that question.
Isn't it strange that the Church which Jesus Christ founded, and was Biblically guaranteed to last forever,
cannot be named if it is not the Catholic Church, as so many believe?

Q: What verse(s) in Holy Scripture gave authority for any human person to found another church other
than the one Church that Jesus Christ founded?

A: There are none, not a single verse that gave anyone, other than the Apostles and their Church appointed
successors and their successors, the authority to speak in behalf of God.
What does that mean for anyone who is not in the Church which Jesus Christ founded,
but is in one founded by a mere human person?

Q: What is in this verse that many have not even noticed before?
"Finally, brethren, farewell. Mend your ways, heed my appeal, agree with one another,
live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you."
2Corinthians 13:11 

A: "The God of love and peace will be with you" is the last part of that verse but isn't that last part conditional on the first part?
One of those conditions is to heed the appeal of Saint Paul who wrote the verse. He preached to non-Christians of his time
appealing to them to come to the Church which Jesus Christ founded. His appeal was for all to "agree with one another". 
Non-Catholic Christians do not agree with the only Church that Jesus Christ founded, or even with one another what
with the 40,000+ splits in the body of Christ that we have today. 
Holy Scripture has very clearly taught that those who do not agree with the Church which Jesus Christ founded 
cannot agree with its Head, so how could the GOD of love and peace be with them? 

Q: Does Holy Scripture say anything about man must follow every word of God?

A. You bet it does, and it does so in more than one book.
"Not by bread alone does man live but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God."
Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4.
If man lives by 'every word that comes forth from the mouth of God' then why are so many of His words ignored
by so many? 'Not by bread alone' has a meaning of food for the body. The rest of the verse has a meaning of food
for the soul. So for the sake of saving our souls we are to believe and practice every word that comes from the mouth of God.
If so then Holy Scripture instructs every one of us that we are in danger of losing our salvation
if we do not honor these words of God:
1. I have previously mentioned John 17:21-23, "that they may be one
How many have ignored that command from the mouth of God?
2. Thou shalt not bear false witness (lie), Exodus 20:16. And of course all of the rest of the ten commandments of God.
3.  For those who take pride in attacking the Catholic Church, are you sure that you know what you are doing?
If you end up being wrong then these verses are just for you:
"So now I say to you keep away from these men and let them alone. For if this plan or work is of men, it will be
overthrown; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it. Else perhaps you may find yourselves fighting
even against God." Acts 5:38-39
For the last almost 2000 years, many times more powerful people than we see today have tried to overthrow
the Catholic Church in every century and they have been unable to do so. Now who do you think are those who
are fighting against God? Is it the Catholic Church, or is it those who persecute it?

Here is another set of verses as food for thought on the same subject:

2Thessalonians 1:5-9. "This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be made worthy of the
kingdom of God, for which you are suffering-- (6) since indeed God deems it just to repay with affliction those
who afflict you, (7) and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from
heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, (8) inflicting vengeance upon those who do not know God and
upon those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
(9) They shall suffer the punishment of eternal
destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

Q: Are you in full compliance with these verses from Holy Scripture?
(24) "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built
his house on the rock.
(25) The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house;
yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
(26) But everyone who hears these words of mine and
does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
(27) The rain came down,
the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV, I used a Protestant bible for these verses on purpose)

A: Are you in full compliance with those verses? We shall see!
Who is the wise man who built His house on the rock?
It is none other than Jesus Christ who built His Church on rock as posed in my first question
in this writing and is recorded in Matthew 16:18.
How many churches did Jesus build on the rock? He built only one when He said 'church' and not churches.
The storms (attacks over the centuries from both without and within) could not destroy it.
Again, another proof that it was His promise that His Church would last forever. Review all of those verses
that I listed earlier from both the Old and New Testaments regarding divine protection for His Church.
Who is the foolish man who built his house on sand? It is all of those 40,000+ sects who continue to split the
body of Christ, not one church of which could have been built on the rock and not one who had God given
authority to do so.
Now here is an excellent Old Testament verse which complements Matthew 7:24-27.
I mentioned it earlier but here it is again since it fits so well:
"Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it..." Psalms 127:1
Do you see how nicely that verse fits here? Aren't all of those who built their 'house' on sand laboring in vain?
Could that be the reason why all of the mainline Protestant churches are in decline while the
Catholic Church continues to grow*?

*The World Christian Encyclopedia, a Protestant publication, lists a figure of 1,134,584,000
Roman Catholics in the world in mid 2009. That is more than 1.1 billion.
Not one of those thousands of splits in the body of Christ even comes close to that figure.

Q: Do you call Mary, the Mother of GOD, Blessed?

A: No? Well, Holy Scripture commands all of us to do so in Luke 1:48, "Behold, henceforth all generations shall call me Blessed".
Do you know what 'henceforth' means? It means from the time she said it and forever more.
Do you believe that the words 'all generations' exclude you?
How about the word 'shall' (or 'will' in some Bibles), does it mean a command to you, or merely a suggestion?

Q: Is Blessed Mary the Mother of GOD?

A: Is Jesus the Son of GOD? Yes, Matthew 27:54, Mark 1:1, Luke 1:34, John 1:49 and many other verses.
Is Blessed Mary the mother of Jesus? Yes, see Luke 1:42-43, 2:6-21.
So those verses do confirm that she gave birth to Jesus, the Son of God.
Mothers give birth to persons with a nature. They cannot give birth to natures alone.
Jesus is a
Divine person meaning Blessed Mary gave birth to a divine person,
so she can rightly be called 
The Mother of God.

Q: Do you believe what Martin Luther, the first Protestant taught regarding sin?
"If you are a preacher of grace, then preach a true and not a fictitious grace; if grace is true, you must bear
a true and not a fictitious sin. God does not save people who are only fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin boldly,
but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.... as long as we are here [in this world] we have to sin....
No sin will separate us from the Lamb, even though we commit fornication and murder a thousand times a day."
Letter to Melanchthon, August 1, 1521 Luther's Works, vol. 48

A: What did Jesus Christ teach us regarding sin?
After Jesus had rescued the sinful woman from being stoned to death:
"Jesus looked up and said to her, "
Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "
Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.""
John 8:10-11
Are you in full compliance with that last verse which is the word of God?

Q: Who wrote the Holy Scriptures that we call the Bible?

A: The many books of the Bible were written by scores of individuals over the course of many hundreds of years.
Their writings were inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Q: Who is the only valid interpreter of Holy Scriptures?

A: Since the Holy Spirit inspired the authors of the books, which are His word  (2 Timothy 3:16),
then the Holy Spirit can be the only valid interpreter of its contents with the fulness of truth.
It is impossible for anyone to write a text of which any person could take a line or two out of context and twist it to mean
something entirely different from what the author had intended. By taking verses out of context, a true statement could
easily be transformed into something other than the truth.
In all cases that is why the author can be the only valid interpreter of what he had written.

2Peter 1:20, "First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,"
That is one of the most important and most ignored verses in the entire Bible.
It is also one of the most damaging to the many who choose to ignore it.
St Peter, the Apostle who was told by the Lord to feed His sheep (John 21:15-17) did exactly what he was told to do here
by first saying "you must understand this". That certainly should have captured the attention of anyone who read it.
But alas, it did not obviously for those 40,000+ sects that call themselves Christian since they completely ignored
the last part of the verse and continue to do their own interpretation of Scripture.

Q: So if I call on the Holy Spirit to interpret the fulness of truth of Holy Scripture, will I receive it?

A: I hate to answer a question with another question, but here comes the use again of our God given common sense.
If all of those 40,000+ splits in the body of Christ did call on the Holy Spirit for guidance, then why are there thousands
of splits instead of one united body of Christ? The Holy Spirit cannot speak anything but the one full truth.

Q: Well if individual calling of the Holy Spirit for a truthful interpretation, may be misleading, then who
can I call on for the full truth?

A: Well the answer to that one is in Holy Scripture:
John 14:26, "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things,
and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."
Now for the proper context, to whom did Jesus express those words?
It was during the last supper and it was to the Apostles that He taught. Read all of John 13 and 14.
It is through the only Church that Jesus Christ founded where the Holy Spirit will teach you all things.

And in Luke 8:10 He said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God;
but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

Mark 7:14, "And he called the people to him again, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand:"

Luke 2:50, "And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them."

Mark 12:24, Jesus said to them, "Is not this why you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God?"

Acts 28:26, "Go to this people, and say, You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive."

Acts 28:27, "For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears have they heard heavily and their eyes they have shut,
lest perhaps they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and should be converted:
and I should heal them.
Healing only after conversion?

John 8:43, "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word."
A very interesting verse. "It is because you cannot bear to hear my word" sounds like those who preach
against the only Church that Jesus Christ founded. It brings to mind a quote from Cardinal Ratzinger,
who is now Pope Benedict XVI:
"Truth has always bothered people and is never comfortable."
Cardinal Ratzinger, October 9, 2000

However, 'He who has refused to acknowledge the truth in life will be forced to confront it in death.'
That one-liner is one that we all should remember because after death it is too late to repent.

Here is a real 'corker' (Corker: a remarkable or outstanding message)!
1Corinthians 2:14, "The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him,
and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
Now go back up about half a page and read John 14:26 again.
Do you see the connection between it and 1Corinthians 2:14?
Here is a hint, "they are spiritually discerned".

Here is another eye opening and mind stimulating 'corker':
1Corinthians 12:3, "Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus be cursed!"
And no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit."
From what you have learned so far, does the underlined portion of this verse have any meaning for you?
Does the Holy Spirit guide your church?

Ephesians 5:17, "Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is."
Do you recall what the will of the Lord is?
If not then please go back to the beginning of this page and count how many ones that you find in this document.
2Peter 3:3, "First of all you must understand this, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing,
following their own passions."
That is another verse from St Peter where he started with, "First of all you must understand this".
The only Church which Jesus Christ founded is certainly being scoffed at today and from many directions.
What many do not understand, however, is that His Church is His body (Ephesians 1:22-23),
and whatever His physical body had to endure then, likewise His Church must have to endure now as well.

Jude 1:10, "But these men revile whatever they do not understand, and by those things that they know by instinct
as irrational animals do, they are destroyed."
This is another strong warning from St Jude, yet another Apostle (Luke 6:16). "They are destroyed"?
Read the underlined first part again followed by the last part. Would you want to be one of those destroyed?
It is certainly a scary verse once understood. Is anyone listening? Is anyone heeding this message of St Jude?
Nothing in Holy Scripture is written as a lark (any carefree episode), but as the serious consequences
that we will all face if the instructions within it are not heeded by all of us.

Acts 8:29-31, "And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go up and join this chariot." So Philip ran to him, and heard him
reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" 
And he said, "How can I, unless some one guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him."
See, when reading Holy Scripture, we need the guidance of its author, the Holy Spirit as we have learned before,
and Philip, an Apostle, was certainly filled with the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:4.

1Corinthians 2:12, "Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God,
that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God."

2Peter 3:15-16, "So our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,
speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand,
which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures."

Luke 24:27, "And beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself."

Luke 24:32, "They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road,
while he opened to us the scriptures?"" 

Luke 24:45, "Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures".?

Q: So you can clearly see from these three verses of Luke, that Jesus Himself while He walked the earth,
was the sole interpreter of Holy Scripture. But what about after He ascended into Heaven?

A: What was His promise to us before He ascended into Heaven?
I gave you the verse earlier but here it is again as Jesus spoke these words to the Apostles:
John 14:26, "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,
he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."

Q: Do you believe that the Bible is the final authority?

A: If you do then please explain why the Bible says it is the Church in Matthew 18:17?

Q: Do you believe that the Bible is the pillar and foundation of the truth?

A: If you do then please explain why the Bible says it is the Church in 1Timothy 3:15?

Well how did you do? How many questions were you able to answer correctly?
Holy Scripture is such a complex collection of interactive books,
written by scores of inspired persons, most of whom did not even know each other.
Yet their books all dovetail so perfectly that only God inspired people could have written them.
I feel one lifetime is simply not long enough to grasp all that Holy Scripture has to teach us.
After all, God is infinite and we have such puny finite minds in comparison.
My opinion is that if we make it to Heaven we will learn more and more
about God for all eternity and we still will not be able to grasp all there is to know.
To me, Holy Scripture is simply mind boggling. I have gone all the way through it many times
and every subsequent time I find things that I completely missed in previous passes.
GOD Bless,
Bob Stanley
"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it".
Pope St. Felix III (483-492)

Written by Bob Stanley, October 20, 2011
Updated November 17, 2011

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