God Time and the Catholic Church
JOSEPH SARACENO wrote:
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 12:27:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: JOSEPH SARACENO
Subject: God, Time and the Catholic Church,,,,Joseph
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We know that God exists through reason and revelation. Reason tells us that there had to be a first cause. God did not leave us alone as He gave us Moses, the Prophets and then himself as Jesus Christ.
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On Reading this article, it is obvious that the authorship believes that the only "Catholic" Church is the "Roman" jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, forgetting that the Roman or Western branch of the "Catholic" Church originally schismed from what is today called "Orthodoxy" which had been known in ancient times as the Eastern branch of the "Catholic" Church now by various nationalistic "Orthodox" names.
Of course, the argument that is always brought forth is that Jesus Christ gave the keys of the Kingdom to "Peter" which has been most misunderstood in spirit and truth! The keys were given to all the apostles with Peter, at the time, being the leader (chosen by Christ) for his spiritual discernment... not as a "material" imperialistic authority over all others. The "Catholic Church" today is much misunderstood as applying only to that which is "Roman" while forgetting that the "Orthodox" Church holds equal standing both materially and spiritually only to them who (East and West) hold to the Life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the Holy Apostles, Patristic Fathers and especially the ancient Seven Oecumenical Councils without adulteration or alteration..
We know our Lord established His one true Church which became known as Catholic. Up until the V-2 Council no Pope ever broke Infallibility or became a Public, (formal) heretic. (Vatican I). We have had revolts, and heresies through out Church history but the Vatican II council is a first...
The Church, Pope and Councils can only pass down to us what Christ and his Apostles taught. All public revelation is contained in the Bible and in the deposit of Apostolic Tradition. After the death of the last Apostle there can be no addition to public revelation.
The V-2 Council became a condition which is unparalleled in Church history and without this condition the Great Apostasy and the book of the Apocalypse would still be a mystery. It has been 41 years since the close of the council and Traditional Catholics are still in a state of confusion over the status of the Church, which only endorses the seriousness of the times.
Your concern over the concept of time, is a waste of time, ha.. There isn't any time in the other world except when Christ comes back here for the week of the general judgment. All time is based basically from the time Adam and Eve left the Garden of Paradise. When the Gospels say we will be changed in an instant, or the end comes in an instant they are talking about our Transformation from our bodies to our Ghost, (soul) at the beginning of the general judgment, thou both parts are reunited from those who are already dead, the Ghost part will be the visible part, just as right know you only see your body and not your Ghost.
Time shall be no more.Apoc.10:6
As far as Antichrists and Antichrists, there are two types. The generic type, as Satan all through history leads all evil conspiracies. Every premeditated sinner is an Antichrist. Then there are the specific ones mentioned in relation to the Great Apostasy and the other books of the Bible. (Man of Sin, Antichrist, False Prophet). The end times ones. Which I Explain in my booklets, tapes and writings.
Why do some believe one way and others another way is because even thou God gives us grace we still have free will to accept or reject his Graces. One has to have a total love of the truth, be honest with yourself, accept faith, hope and charity if one expects to retain the Graces God gives us..
Seek and ye shall find.
Grace be with you, In Christ, Joseph B.D. Saraceno
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