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No one helps the poor more than the Church

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No one helps the poor more than the Church. Here’s the evidence – Catholic Herald – “The Church operates more than 140,000 schools, 10,000 orphanages, 5,000 hospitals and some 16,000 other health clinics. Caritas, the umbrella organization for Catholic aid agencies, estimates that spending by its affiliates totals between £2 billion and £4 billion, making it one of the biggest aid agencies in the world.” – http://thesplendorofthechurch.com/2017/02/17/no-one-helps-the-poor-more-than-the-church-heres-the-evidence-catholic-herald/

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February 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

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who Founded your church

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Written by pinoyteaparty

February 17, 2017 at 11:04 am

Posted in Apologetics

Quick History of the Church

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Who Founded the Catholic church?

Jesus Christ Founded the Catholic Church on AD 33 Mt. 16:18: And I say also unto thee, That thou are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

(Mt. 28-19) Jesus states – Go ye therefore, and TEACHall nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

(Mk. 16-15) Jesus states – And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and PREACHthe gospel to every creature.

(Mk 16-20) –And they went forth, and PREACHED everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Catholic church is the final authority

In Matt 18:17-18, Jesus is clearly telling us that the Church is the final authority on questions of faith or discipline. Jesus says to take the wayward brother to the Church for reproval. Now, God would not command us to do the impossible. This means that God would have provided us with the information necessary to understand what “Church” He was talking about. Since Jesus uses “Church” only one other time (in Matt 16:18), it is obvious that this Church must mean the one He built upon St. Peter.

The Bible is a Catholic Book

# The Bible is a Catholic book because the Catholic Church decided which books to include in the Bible in the Synod’s of Hippo (393 AD) and confirmed it at Carthage (397 A.D).

# The Canon recognized by the Catholic Church for the past fifteen centuries (73 books) was specified in the Council of Laodicea in 367 A.D.

Bible states that we must look to the Church for the proper interpretation. After all, the Bible cannot interpret itself, can it? Let look at some verses that show us that private interpretation is frowned upon.

(2 Peter 1-20) – Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

(2 Peter 3-16) -As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

(Acts 8-30) – And Philip ran thither to him, and read him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some men should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

Protestant Bibles have only 39 books in the Old Testament, while Catholic Bibles have 46.

Martin Luther, on his own and without any authority, ripped seven books out of the Old Testament and claimed they were not Sacred Scripture (hence being put in an appendix)

# Martin Luther also wanted to rip out of the Bible several New Testament books too — such as James, Hebrews, and Revelations.

The seven books included in Catholic Bibles are Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, and Baruch. Catholic Bibles also include sections in the Books of Esther and Daniel which are not found in Protestant Bibles. These books are called the deuterocanonical books. The Catholic Church considers these books to be inspired by the Holy Spirit.

# One of the reasons that Luther ripped out books of the Old Testament is because some of those books helped to explain some Catholic doctrines. The reason why he wanted to rip out of the Bible the Book of St. James is because it contradicted his personal and heretical view about justification. said justification was byfaith alone. NOWHERE does the Bible say that, so Luther added the word to Romans 3:28 in his German Translation.

Apostolic Succession

# The Catholic church has the Apostolic Succession that can be traced more than 2,000 years ago started by Peter as the first Pope click here to see the list of the Popes http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12272b.htm 

# By the Apostolic succession is meant that priests and bishops have received the Apostolic authority through an unbroken line of Popes from St. Peter to the current Pope.

# Therefore present-day bishops, as the successors of previous bishops, going back to the apostles more than 2,000 years ago, have this power by virtue of this unbroken chain.

# The doctrine that the authority and the mission given by Jesus to the Apostles have descended in a direct and unbroken line of bishops to the bishops of today

The Early Christians were Catholics

# The tradition, teaching, and faith of the Catholic Church from the beginning, taught by Jesus Christ to his Apostles and they preached to their students that became the Early Church Fathers of the Church, preserved what they have learned and this is how the Church founded. 

# Who are the Early Church Fathers? They are the students of the original Disciples of Jesus Christ.
One of the many early church fathers was Ignatius of Antioch, he was a student of John, and John was a disciple of Jesus. Jesus taught John. Therefore what John learned from Jesus also passed on to Ignatius, and Ignatius mentioned Catholic in his letter to Smyrneans. St. Ignatius of Antioch’s letter to the Smyrneans, paragraph 8, of 107 A.D.,

# “Where the Bishop appears, there let the people be, just as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.”

 

St. Augustine
“I would not believe in the Gospel myself if the authority of the Catholic Church did not influence me to do so.”
Against the letter of Mani, 5,6, 397 A.D.
 
“Let us not listen to those who deny that the Church of GOD is able to forgive all sins. They are wretched indeed, because they do not recognize in Peter the rock and they refuse to believe that the keys of the kingdom of heaven, lost from their own hands, have been given to the Church.”
Christian Combat 31,33, 396 A.D.
 
St. Cyprian Of Carthage
“On him (Peter) He builds the Church, and to him He gives the command to feed the sheep, and although He assigns a like power to all the apostles, yet He founded a single chair (cathedra), and He established by His own authority a source and an intrinsic reason for that unity….If someone does not hold fast to this unity of Peter, can he imagine that he still holds the faith?If he (should) desert the chair of Peter upon whom the Church was built, can he still be confident that he is in the Church?” (“On the Unity of the Catholic Church,” 251 A.D.)
 
“The blessed Apostles, then, founded and built up the church in Rome.They committed the office of bishop into the hands of Linus.Of this, Linus, Paul makes mention in the Epistles to Timothy.To him succeeded Anacletus.After him, in the third place from the Apostles, Clement was allotted the office of bishop.”St. Irenaeus (“Against All Heresies,” c. 180 A.D.)
 
 
St. Ignatius of Antioch, 107 AD
“You must all follow the bishop as Jesus Christ follows the Father, and the presbytery as you would the apostles. Reverence the deacons as you would the command of God. Let no one do anything of concern to the Church without the bishop. Let that be considered a valid Eucharist which is celebrated by the bishop, or by one whom he appoints. Wherever the bishop appears, let the people be there; just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. Nor is it permitted without the bishop either to baptize or to celebrate the agape; but whatever he approve, this too is pleasing to God, so that whatever is done will be secure and valid.” (St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr; Letter to the Smyrneans § 8)

 

 

Written by pinoyteaparty

February 17, 2017 at 10:37 am

Posted in Apologetics