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The ‘Kingdom Of God’ Is The Catholic Church. 

The ‘Kingdom Of God’ Is The Catholic Church. 

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!!!!!!!

Why did Jesus Christ become Incarnate in the first place? Was it to leave us with a book, or to establish a Church? Well, in this verse He told us one of the reasons:

But He said to them: “To the other towns also I must PROCLAIM THE KINGDOM OF GOD, FOR THIS IS WHY I HAVE BEEN SENT”.

Luke 4:43.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”.

Luke 19:10.

And how are we, who are the lost ones, to be saved? It is through the Church which He founded.

“Therefore, if you harken to My voice and keep My covenant, you shall be My special possession, dearer to Me than all other people, though all the earth is mine. YOU SHALL BECOME A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS, A HOLY NATION.”

Exodus 19:5-6.

“You, however, are a chosen race, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PURCHASED PEOPLE; that you may proclaim the perfections of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

1 Peter 2:9.

The Kingdom of GOD will last forever:

“And when your days shall be fulfilled and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will raise up your seed after you, which shall proceed out of your bowels, and I WILL ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM. HE SHALL BUILD A HOUSE TO MY NAME, AND I WILL ESTABLISH THE THRONE OF HIS KINGDOM FOREVER…AND YOUR HOUSE SHALL BE FAITHFUL, AND YOUR KINGDOM FOREVER BEFORE YOUR FACE AND YOUR THRONE SHALL BE FIRM FOREVER.”

2 Samuel 7:13, 16.

“And among my sons (for the Lord has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon my son, to sit upon the THRONE OF THE KINGDOM OF THE LORD OVER ISRAEL. And He said to me: Solomon My son SHALL BUILD MY HOUSE AND MY COURTS, FOR I HAVE CHOSEN HIM TO BE MY SON, AND I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM.”

1 Chronicles 28:5-6.

So Solomon will sit on the throne of the Kingdom of GOD, an earthly kingdom, clearly a type of the Church which will be manifested in the New Testament.

“He shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his Kingdom, to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, FROM HENCEFORTH AND FOREVER.”

Isaiah 9:7.

“He shall be great, and be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord GOD will give Him the throne of David His father, and He shall be King over the House of Jacob forever; and OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END.”

Luke 1:32-33.

And He said: “To what shall we liken the Kingdom of GOD; or to what parable shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the earth, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth; yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than any herb, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the air can dwell beneath its shade.”

Mark 4:30-32. See also, Mark 4:26-29.

This is a clear analogy of the Church which Jesus Christ founded.

“But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of GOD, then the Kingdom of GOD has come upon you.”

Matthew 12:28. See also, Luke 11:20.

Note: Saint Matthew normally used the term Kingdom of Heaven instead of Kingdom of GOD, as his Gospel was addressed to the Jews and they were forbidden to even say the Name of GOD.

“And I will give you the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 16:19.

Keys are a symbol of Authority as shown in Isaiah 22:2024, and of the Primacy of the one receiving them. Also notice the earthly connotation denoting that the Kingdom of Heaven is here on earth.

“The Son of Man will send forth his angels, and they will gather OUT OF HIS KINGDOM all scandals and those who work iniquity.”

Matthew 13:41.

Since there are no scandals or workers of iniquity in heaven, His Kingdom has to be an earthly kingdom.

“Amen I say to you, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death, till they have seen the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.”

Matthew 16:28.

Obviously all of those He spoke to died, so His Kingdom had to be that of His Church on earth.

“But woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because YOU SHUT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AGAINST MEN. FOR YOU YOURSELVES DO NOT GO IN, NOR DO YOU ALLOW THOSE GOING IN TO ENTER.”

Matthew 23:13.

Did the Scribes and Pharisees have any control over a heavenly kingdom? It had to be earthly.

“And I appoint to you a Kingdom even as My Father has appointed to Me.”

Luke 22:29.

Jesus passed His Kingdom to His Apostles.

“Then comes the end, when He delivers the Kingdom to GOD the Father, when He does away with all sovereignty, authority and power.”

1 Corinthians 15:24.

Obviously the Kingdom of GOD is not heaven, as this verse tells us.

“He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His Beloved Son, in whom we have our redemption, the remission of our sins.”

Colossians 1:13-14.

We have the remission of sins through the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Catholic Church.

The Church is the “Sons of the Kingdom, the good seed”.

Matthew 13:38.

The Church is the “Key of Knowledge”, taken by heretics, from those seeking to enter the Kingdom.

Matthew 23:13, Luke 11:52.

The scribes learned from the Kingdom of Heaven, the Church, and brought forth things both new and old,

Matthew 13:52.

The Church is the “Kingdom which cannot be shaken”.

Hebrews 12:28.

“But in the days of those kingdoms, the GOD of heaven will set up a Kingdom THAT SHALL NEVER BE DESTROYED, and His Kingdom SHALL NOT BE DELIVERED UP TO ANOTHER PEOPLE; AND IT SHALL BREAK IN PIECES, AND SHALL CONSUME ALL THESE KINGDOMS, AND ITSELF SHALL STAND FOREVER.”

Daniel 2:44.

Saint Paul had fellow workers who were members of the Kingdom of GOD,

Colossians 4:11.

Scientific Evidence Of Host Particles Walked On In Catholic Churches. 

Scientific Evidence Of Host Particles Walked On In Catholic Churches. 

Whether you are a traditional Catholic or a progressive modernist Catholic, you should at least care that particles of Jesus from the Holy Communion are falling on the ground and being stomped on all the time in Catholic Churches through out the world. Here is the scientific proof.  You can see the white particle on the upper right hand side of the paten.

I left this particle on the paten after giving Holy Communion this morning at Holy Latin Mass to take a picture of it.  I did this so to show the world scientific proof that large particles, like this one, are falling on the ground and being walked on in most Catholic churches that do not have patens to catch these particles.

I left the paten in a protected area on the altar until after Holy Mass so that I could take the picture of it.  I then consumed the particle and purified the paten.  It is quite often that I see these particles and carefully brush them off the paten into the chalice after the altar boys pass the paten to me at the end of Holy Communion.

holy massAll over the world where I travel, the only place I still see patens being used is in Mexico. Here in the United States the use of a paten is very rare and considered “extreme traditionalism”.  Jesus is dropped on the floor, walked on, to make sure we are not “traditionalist”.

The exact same thing happens when the Holy Communion is given in the hand. Wear black cotton gloves the next time you receive Jesus on the hand.  You will see tiny specks and large specks depending on what comes when the host is given.

communion-kneelingAgain, permission to receive Holy Communion in the hand is an Indult (out of the ordinary permission to do and can be revoked at any time). It was given to some countries where, in disobedience, some priest began copying protestants. The protestants purposely receive the bread in the hand to show that it is not God/Jesus in the bread they eat at their services.

Let us all pray for an end of the walking of God on the floor of Catholic Churches. And we can start by receiving Jesus humbly on the tongue kneeling down. Copy this picture and give it to your parish priest. Ask him if he has seen large particles fall too.

Forgive us Jesus for not loving you and protecting you from sacrilegious tramplings underfoot.


This article was originally written on May 3, 2014by Father Carota of Blessed Memory. He passed away in July of 2016. 


ETERNAL REST, GRANT UNTO HIM OH LORD, AND LET YOUR PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM, MAY HE REST IN PEACE. AMEN. 

Ten Reasons Pope Francis Silence Is A Disaster 

Ten Reasons Pope Francis Silence Is A Disaster 

    TEN REASONS WHY POPE FRANCIS’ SILENCE IS A DISASTER.

    I was amazed to read the Pope Francis’ supporters, Fr Spadaro and Cardinal Napier have been comparing the Pope’s silence on the Vigano accusations to Our Lord’s silence before Pilate. Cardinal Napier tweeted, and Fr Spadaro re-tweeted:

     

    There are so many problems with this that it is hard to know where to start.

    First of all, when you or the person you support is under fire for something of which that person may be guilty it is not a good idea to play the victim….not even a little bit. But to compare the person under fire to Jesus at his trial? No. Just don’t go there. Playing the victim card doesn’t work anymore. It’s a worn out ploy. After the blizzard of snowflakes and faux victims we can see through that trick now.

    Secondly, if the person in question is a privileged person don’t play the victim card at all. Would you pity Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton if they played the victim card? No. If a person is a powerful and privileged person and you play the victim card it is a big own goal. The pope is one of the most powerful people in the world. He’s right up there with the Queen of England as an international leader and he is therefore on the top of the heap. When the big guys play the victim card it is not only ridiculous, it is a gross insult to all the true victims in the world.

    Third, once his supporters have played the Pope as a victim in all this, the result is disastrous for the pope and the papacy. Suddenly we see all his foot washing of prisoners, kissing of disabled people and embracing immigrants as the big show off fakery some of us thought it was all along. When the pope is in hot water and plays the victim he makes his showy advocacy of victims look like a cheap publicity stunt

    Fourth, the pope may be the Vicar of Christ, but he’s not the successor of Jesus. He’s the successor of Peter. When Jesus was on trial, we should remember that there was another person who was also silent and did not stand up for his friend who was the Way , the Truth and the Life. It was Peter. I think maybe Fr Spadaro and Cardinal Napier need to get their Bibles down off the shelf, blow off the dust and read the story again.

    Fifth, this needn’t be such a big deal that the Pope has to go all publicly sanctimonious, play the silent suffering savior and hope the storm blows over. If he wants to be like Jesus he should calm the storm. He could deny Vigano’s accusations and produce the paperwork on the whole McCarrick affair, prove Vigano wrong and take positive action to clean up the Vatican and command his bishops around the world to do the same in their dioceses. His silence only prolongs the whole sordid affair.

    Sixth, while Vigano’s testimony may seem leaky. (Philip Lawler discusses the evidence here). there is enough background evidence based in Pope Francis’ previous actions to make it credible. I outlined some reasons here. Instead of silence the Pope could easily appoint an external, independent investigator to present a report on the matter. His silence and seemingly passive stance isn’t helping anyone, and most of all it is not helping him. Instead it is moving him closer to the lame duck papacy I predicted here.

    Seventh, the pope’s withdraw into silence is revealing him to be a hypocrite in a very important situation. He has presented himself as a listener, one who gets the smell of the sheep and who comes close to the wounded, the upset, the confused and bewildered–those who are alienated from their own church. Does he not realize that there are a huge number of his sheep in the United States and worldwide who are at the brink of despair over the sex abuse crisis and the bishops’ incompetence and sleazy behavior? These people need to be listened to. They also need to be comforted and led with a strong and compassionate hand. Casting them as the Pharisees and hiding behind a fake humility and the “silence of Jesus on trial” is just about the dumbest thing any spiritual leader could do, and his tin eared sycophants don’t seem to get it….at all.

    Eighth, the silence is un necessary and destructive for him and his papacy. My own view about Pope Francis is more moderate than some. I don’t want him to resign. We don’t need three popes. I don’t think he’s a bad man and I’m dubious about some of the worst gossip about him. I do think he’s out of his depth and has surrounded himself with the worst possible advisors and supporters. But the silence is not necessary, and he’s a big enough man to do something positive. When he realized he had messed up badly in the case of the Chilean bishops’ cover up of sex abuse he back tracked, admitted his mistakes and tried to put things right. So its not like this sort of thing is impossible for him. He could do that in this case if Vigano’s accusations are on target.

    Ninth, playing the Jesus victim here is simply over the top. Nobody is trying to crucify Pope Francis. Sure, there are some extremists who want him to resign, but most of us simply want him to be the firm, compassionate and intelligent leader we expect of a pope. We don’t want him to be a victim and we don’t want him dead, but we would like him to answer the accusations of Vigano with a strong, open and understanding answer. We’d like him to then take action. If he is guilty as charged, then to make amends and put things right. If he is not, then to ask independent investigators to make a report with full access to documents, explaining exactly what did happen.

    Tenth, playing the victim actually plays into the hands of Henry Sire–the author of The Dictator Pope. Sire portrays Pope Francis as an opportunistic, cynical manipulative operator. He portrays the pope as a man who plays both sides of the house against each other. He portrays the pope as a Jesuitical Jesuit who manipulates the truth according to his own whims and tinkers with people and situations to get his own way. By putting on a long face and playing the victim, Pope Francis is, unfortunately, helping to make Sire’s devastating thesis seem plausible.

    This article was originally written by Fr. Dwight Longenecker.

    Does The Bible Mention The Catholic Church? 

    Does The Bible Mention The Catholic Church? 

    The term “Catholic” is derived from the Greek word καθολικός (katholikos) meaning “universal” and was first used to describe the Church in the early 2nd century. The “Catholic Church” first appeared in a letter of St Ignatius written in about the year 110. In the “Catechetical Discourses” of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, “Catholic Church” is used to distinguish it from other groups that also call themselves the church.

    Since the East–West Schism of 1054, the church that remained in communion with the See of Rome continued to call itself “Catholic” while the Eastern churches have generally been known as “Orthodox”. Following the Reformation in the 16th century, Catholic came to distinguish the Church from the Protestant sects that separated from the Church.

    There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God say, in the end, “Thy will be done.” The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis.


    Now, there is no book or verse of the Bible that explicitly mentions the name “Catholic Church”, but there are lots of biblical references linked to the Catholic Church. Here are some of those biblical quotations and references: 


    Matthew 16:18 

    “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”


    1 Timothy 2:5

    For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

    John 1:1  

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    Acts 2:37-39 

    Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”


    John 14:6  

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


    Revelation 12:1-17 

    And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman (Blessed Virgin Mary) clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, …

    John 21:25 

    Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

    Matthew 23:9

    “And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven”.


    2 Timothy 2:2 

    And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

    1 Timothy 3:15  

    If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

    1 Corinthians 11:2

    Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.

    Luke 11:27-28 

    As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”


    Luke 2:1-52 

    In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child….

    2 Thessalonians 2:15 

    So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

    John 10:16  

    And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

    Matthew 25:31-46 

    “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…


    Revelation 22:19

    And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

    Revelation 18:4 

    Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues.


    John 6:53  

    So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you”.


    John 1:14 

    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    Mark 7:13

    “Thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”


    Matthew 28:19

    “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”.


    Acts 17:11 

    Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

    John 17:17 

    Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

    Revelation 18:1-24 

    After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.” Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. “…


    Matthew 6:7  

    “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.”


    Source:

    The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.

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