Not all Faith is Equal

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Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;

What does St. Peter mean by “… received a faith of the same kind as ours, ….”?  The answer is given by the example of Apostolic Authority exercised by the Apostles and Elders of the Church.  Acts 15 gives the fullest account of what it means to “have received the faith of the same kind as ours.”

A COUNCIL CALLED

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Hocus Pocus and the Holy Eucharist

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Here is a Protestant of one of the 45,000 different denominations out there who claims Transubstantiation is hocus pocus. Let’s take a good look at this claim from this vile creature who hates Catholics more than Satan himself hates Catholicism. Here is a direct quote from a youtube comments thread I am currently defending the Catholic Faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.

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+R. Zell ….catholicism is hocus pocus with it transubstantiation. It is witchcraft on the altar!

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The Catholic Church is guided by the Holy Spirit

I was recently asked on a website, by someone named Tim, a Protestant, this question:

“Please do tell me how that works. How does the Holy Spirit guide YOU through the Catholic Church? Any robot could say “The Catholic church is the only true church”.

 

Although the following isn’t exactly what I told him, it does catch the jist of it.  I will add, as I do want to use this example of how the Holy Spirit does guide the Catholic Church.

 

 

So, the question more or less is:  How does the Holy Spirit guide ME through the Catholic Church?

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Sola Fide – The Protestant Loophole

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Sola Fide

The Protestant Loophole

Sometime after 1517, Martin Luther invented the doctrine of Sola Fide.  Protestants point out many verses that they claim supports the Doctrine of Sola Fide.  I believe that these Protestants, most of them good people, just presuppose Faith Alone to be contained in those verses.  I’m not going to rehash Luther adding the word ALONE to Holy Spirit Inspired Scripture verses such as Romans 3:28, where he readily admits adding Alone to the word Faith to make the verse say “Faith Alone.”

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Catholic Rejection of the Holy Eucharist

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According to the Gospel of Luke, the first person in history to say “Yes” to the Body of Christ, is the Virgin Mary during the Annunciation.

This was her “Fait” her “Yes” her “Amen.”

In the Catholic Church, at the Mass, we also go up to receive the Holy Eucharist.  The Catholic Priest asks each of us, “Body of Christ” and our response is “Amen.”  Amen confirming we believe the very words of Jesus Christ, that the Holy Eucharist is indeed exactly what Jesus said the Blessed Bread and Blessed Blood are:

His Body & His Blood.”

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Mary, The Mother of God

So says St Elizabeth, Luke 1:43.

Mary is the Mother of God, not according to any man-made doctrines, but according to the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:43).

Mary is not Eternally Begotten and is not part of the Holy Trinity as many Protestants think we believe when we proclaim her “Mother of God,” in the voice of St. Elizabeth.  And if there is any doubt that Mother of my Lord is referring to Mother of God, Luke 1:45 proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is God who is the Mother of my Lord.  

Yet, God found favor with her and she is proclaimed “Full of Grace.”  Mary was called according to Gods purpose.  For He foreknew her and predestined her to be the Mother of God.  And we can be certain that He justified her and glorified her.  This is why Mary, the Mother of God, can proclaim to us “God My Savior.”  

St. Paul tells us in Galatians 1:15 that he was chosen by God before he was born to preach the gospel to the Gentiles.  And so was Mary, the Mother of God, chosen before the foundation of the world to be the Mother of God.  

In Johns Gospel, 19:26-27 –

  26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

Jesus says “Women, behold your son”  is saying “Women, behold your Son – Christ, the Son of God.”  Jesus is echoing Luke 1:35 –

35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.

Mary knows.  The Evangelist, is accepting Mary, “THE MOTHER OF GOD.”

Blessings,

R. Zell

Protestantism is found in the New Testament

I recently debated one of the most ignorant people I’ve ever encountered.  His first name is Kevin, a well known blogger.  He told me that “THE FIRST CHRISTIANS WERE PROTESTANTS.”  Well, I thought about how to respond to this stupid remark and then it hit me like a lighening bolt.  He was right.  I went straight into my bible to find the exact place where the FIRST PROTESTANTS are found.

They are found in the Bread of Life Discourse.  Here at the conclusion of the Bread of Life Discourse, Jesus’ disciples were already grumbling among themselves and then they no longer walked with Jesus.

We read about them in JOHN 6:66 –

66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

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