Jesus Christ is God...
QUOTE///For there are three that bear witness in Heaven:
and the Holy Spirit;
and these three are one.
And there are three that bear witness on earth:
and the blood;
and these three agree as one” (1 John 5:6-8).
Jesus Christ came to FULLFILL the Old Testament.......
Jesus Christ chose 12 Apostles......
As was in the Old Testament...................(Matt. 10:2-4; Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-19).
Quote///Having spent the whole night in prayer on the mountain (in the opinion of the ancients — Mt. Tabor), praying undoubtedly about augmenting
the Church He had established,
the Lord summons His disciples and chooses twelve from among them,
so that they would be constantly with Him,
and later, be able to give witness about Him.
They would be akin to leaders of the future twelve tribes of New Israel.
Choosing the Disciples..........
It wasn't just an accident that Jesus Christ decided that twelve is a good number!
Read the above link for good explanation to the why "TWELVE" has a richer meaning.
Jesus Never ever claimed any religion period-just worship the rightful father God Yahweh.
Actually Jesus Christ is not a RELIGION......He is God!
Yahweh is only mentioned in the Old Testament.........This name was first revealed to Moses in Exodus 3:14. God declared himself to be "I AM THAT I
AM" because Moses wanted to tell the Egyptians what name the Hebrew God is called. ......
In the New Testament........which is the NEW COVENANT/// the prophets pointed out, that they will be the times of a New Testament (Covenant) between
God and people.
As we know, the Old Testament between God and Israel was concluded in the presence of Moses at Mount Sinai.
At that time, the Jews promised to fulfill the commandments written on the stone tablets, and they received the land, promised to Abraham (the
Promised Land), as a reward from God.
Here is what is written about the New Covenant by the Prophet Jeremiah:
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord,
that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt;
which my covenant they brake,
although I was an husband unto them,
saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days,
saith the Lord,
I will put my law in their inward parts,
and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall by my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour,
and every man his brother,
saying, Know the Lord; for they shall all know me,
from the least of them unto the greatest of them,
saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jer. 31:31-34).
The prophet Isaiah calls the New Covenant eternal: “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an
everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David” (Is. 55:3, see Acts 13:34).
This is the Promise of The Saviour that is to come.....Jesus Christ.
War is brought on by the PEOPLE!
Not God........God has given man free will and He allows war to happen because it is man's choice.....not God's.
Man did not issue A RELIGIOUS BASED SYSTEM........God did from the beginning!
On the Priesthood.......
Following the example of the Old Testament Church, which had its high priest, priests, and Levites, the holy Apostles instituted bishops, priests, and
deacons as the priesthood of the New Testament Christian Church. .......Therefore God instituted the Church.........What some men did later is stray
away from the truth ...."The Church cannot be divided (1 Cor. 1:13), just as Christ Himself cannot be divided.........
St James said: ‘Faith apart from works is dead’ (James 2:26). St Paul, on the other hand, claimed that ‘a man is justified by faith apart from
works of law’ (Rom.3:28).
Under the ‘works of law’ he meant the Old Testament rites and sacrifices which were no longer necessary after Christ’s sacrifice for the life
of the world, Good deeds are necessary and essential, yet when separated from faith they do not in themselves save the human person : one is justified
by faith, but a faith which is accompanied by moral life.
The first to refer to the Church as the body of Christ was St Paul: ‘For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - Jews or Greeks, slaves
or free - and all were made to drink of one Spirit...
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it’ (1 Cor.12:13; 27).
Through the sacraments, and especially the sacrament of communion in the Body and Blood of Christ through the eucharistic bread and wine, we are
united with Him and we become one body in Him: ‘Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread’ (1
‘Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her, that He might sanctify her... that He might present the Church to Himself in splendor,
without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish’ (Eph.5:25-27).
(Eph.2:20)......foundation of the Apostles....etc
From apostolic times there existed in the Church a hierarchical priesthood: certain men chosen to celebrate the Eucharist and lead the people. The
Book of Acts (6:6)
speaks of the election of seven deacons (Greek diakonos, ‘servant’, or ‘minister’) and their being set aside to serve.
The apostles founded Christian communities in the various cities of the Roman Empire where they preached and ordained bishops and presbyters to lead
For a bishop, as God’s steward, must be blameless’ (1 Tim.1:5-7).........to what happens today God only knows......
The sacrament of Baptism was instituted by Christ Himself: ‘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’ (Matt.28:19).
Without Babtism one cannot follow Christ for when one is babtised one dies in the old life and comes into a new spiritual life.....
Christ said to His apostles: ‘Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven’
The power of ‘binding and loosing’, which was given to the apostles and through them to bishops and priests, is manifested in the absolution
which the priest gives to the one who repents on behalf of God...........
I guess in th end only God truly knows the person and his works.........we can put on an act for people but we cannot hide from God.