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Who Has The Final Authority To Interpret The Catholic Compiled Book Called “Bible”?

Who Has The Final Authority To Interpret The Catholic Compiled Book Called “Bible”?

Who Has The Final Authority To Interpret The CATHOLIC-COMPILED Book Called “Bible”?

Biblically, Jesus Christ had founded only a singular Church, not churches on 33AD (Mat.16:18). And this singular Church is the Pillar and Foundation of Truth, not the bible (1 Tim.3:15). Christ and his apostles never saw any Christian Bible during their lifetime, since it is only compiled as a single book in the late 4th century.

Historically, the one and only Church existing during the time of Christ and his apostles is the Catholic Church. This Church had existed around 400 years before the Christian Bible was compiled. And it was the Catholic Church then who was responsible for the collection, selection, translation, and canonization of the Bible.

In the late 4th century, the Catholic Church decided which books form part of the bible (specially the New Testament books). Actually, there were more than 300 books collected, but only 27 books were selected by the Church to be part of the New Testament. Those 27 New Testsment books were added to the 46 Old Testament books of the Septuagint, making a 73-book scripture called “Bible”. The Church then declared them as inspired Word of God, through Councils of Hippo and Carthage on 393 AD and 397AD.

Through the effort of Catholic bishops, the Bible was divided into “Chapters and Verses”, for us to easily remember certain biblical passage. A Catholic inventor named Guttenberg had invented the first printing press and began printing the Bible, to let many believers around the world read the Bible.

Sad to say, 1,200 years after the bible was made, Martin Luther revolted against the Church founded by Christ, and invented the “Bible Alone” doctrine. This leads to the 40,000 conflicting protestant sects, and is still continuously dividing until now. All of these sects were just founded by mere man/woman who claimed to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that they claimed that they got the correct interpretation of the Bible. Yet, they are in conflict with each others interpretation, and are even attacking each others doctrine. How many Holy Spirits guiding them? Obviously not 40k! God is not a God of Confusions. 

But, who can really interpret the Bible correctly?

The Bible was not intended to be interpreted privately (2 Pet.1:20),  as it is a Church document (not just a mere novel or magazine). Analogically, just like a “Constitution” or the “Law of the Land”, it is a documented law that an ordinary citizen or even lawyers can have different interpretations and disagreements on a certain passage of the law. But it will be the Supreme Court who has the final authority to interpret it, not that Constitution itself. Likewise, the Church Magisterium has the final authority to interpret the Bible, not the Bible itself. The same authority it had when the Catholic Church decided of which books belonged to the Bible. Without the Church to interpret the Bible, the world will be in chaos due to different interpretations and opinions.

The Bible is a product of the true Church. But these protestant sects/cults are just products reading the Bible and interpreted it differently and erroneously.

“Let 500 people interpet the writings in the Bible privately, and you will soon find 500 new sects founded due to different interpretations.”Dr. Peter Kreeft (a former protestant convert to Catholicism).

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.

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