Originally posted by Midnight Raven
Would the Pope and Vatican lie to hide the truth ?
Definitely. You must remember that the Catholic religion is one of control. Created in its current form by Constantine in the fourt century, it has
always been a method of control.
They can't let this kind of information get out, or they would lose everything.
You say Constantine in the fourth century and the Roman Catholic Church are both the same as it was thousands of yrs ago? NOT TRUE.
What was 2 thousand yrs ago and the teachings of the Holy Catholic (Universal Church)Church are now not the Roman Catholic Church.The teachings of the
Roman Catholic Church are not from the original teachings of the fathers of the first,second,third and fourth century.......
Constantine did good and brought true Christianity about, it was later that the WEST broke off from the EAST......seperated into two Roman Catholic
and Greek Orthodox......
It was the West that changed the laws and teachings of the original Christian Church.....
It was the West that started the Crusades.......not the East.....
And today the original Holy Catholic(Universal)Church is still alive and truly teach the teachings and traditions of the early church.....maybe the
people and the priests dont follow it corrctly, but it still exists........and will exist up untill the end of the world......
The new testament is permeated with references to Christ's divinity and complete qualitative equality with God. When Jesus was asked by the Jews
"who do you claim to be," He answered: "before Abraham was, I am." The present tense use of "I am" as opposed to "I was" implies Christ's
eternal existance as God. Here Christ takes on the name of God (I AM) in the Old Testament and declares his timelessness. Christ's claims of divinity
certainly do not end there, but continue in abundance throughout the New Testament:
"I and my Father are one." John 10:30
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...All things were made by him...He was in the world, and the world
was made by him, and the world knew him not...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us" John 1:1, 3, 10, 14
"Jesus saith...he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?" John 14:9
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." 1 John 5:7
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I
that speak unto thee am he." John 4:25-26
The prophet Isaiah said "Behold, a virgin shall conceive in the womb, and shall bring forth a Son, and shall call his name Emmanuel." Emmanuel
translates to "God is with us." In Jesus Christ this prophecy was fulfilled. Indeed, God had come to dwell with, and take on our humanity.
In Christ's crucifixion and rejection by the world we see the ultimate act of love and sacrifice for the human race.
"God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life." Christ mysticaly gave Himself
up for the life of the world, justifying man to God again and opening the gates of paradise.