Scripture And Tradition With Fr. Mitch Pacwa – 2019-01-08 –

Scripture And Tradition With Fr. Mitch Pacwa – 2019-01-08 –


♪ (APPLAUSE)>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND HAPPY EPIPHANY SEASON. AND A LOT OF THE EASTERN CHURCHES THIS IS THE SEASON OF EPIPHANY AND IT WILL REMAIN EPIPHANY SEASON UNTIL GREAT LENT STARTS. OF COURSE IN THE ROMAN RITE IT IS EPIPHANY SEASON UNTIL SUNDAY THEN WE GO TO ORDINARY TIME. BUT IT IS ALL A GOOD TIME IF IT IS GOD’S TIME. AMEN? AMEN. SO WE ARE GETTING RIGHT BACK TO OUR STUDY OF SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION IN AND WE ARE WORKING ON THE BOOK SAVED. WE ARE STILL IN CHAPTER 1 OF LESSON 1 OF SAVED. AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS THAT YOU WANT TO ASK YOU MAY DO SO IN NUMBER OF WAYS. YOU MAY SEND AN EMAIL ONLINE. . SEND QUESTIONS & COMMENTS TO [email protected] FACEBOOK.COM/EWTN & YOUTUBE.COM/EWTN CALL IN QUESTIONS: (IN THE USA) 1-800-221-9460 OR IF OUTSIDE THE USA, CALL 1-205-271-2980 AND IF YOU ARE IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA CALL THAT NUMBER BECAUSE IT IS LOCAL. WE ARE CONTINUING ON WITH THE BOOK SAVED. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH US ABOUT HOW WE ARE SAVED? ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT THING TO KEEP IN MIND IS THAT THERE ARE 2 BASIC COMPONENTS OF SALVATION. WANT TO REMIND US OF THAT BEFORE WE GO INTO NEW MATERIAL. 1ST WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND JESUS CHRIST AS THE SAVIOR. AND WE ARE SAVED THROUGH HIM. BY HIS NAME WE ARE SAVED. BUT WE SAY BY HIS NAME. IT IS NOT JUST SAYING THE NAME THAT DOES IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO BLASPHEME THE NAME OF JESUS AND THEY ARE NOT DOING SO WELL IN GETTING SAVED BY DOING THAT. THEY’RE USING THE LORD’S NAME JESUS IN VAIN. NOTE THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. SO JUST DO NOT SAY THE NAME IN VAIN IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE SAVED BECAUSE YOU MIGHT FIND THE OPPOSITE GOING ON SO YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT. BT IT IS CHRIST HIMSELF THAT IS THE SAVIOR. WHY? 2 ELEMENTS. ONE, HE IS TRULY GOD. THAT IS THE 1ST STEP. HE IS GOD THE WORD, THE INFINITE SON OF GOD. THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD. WE SEE THAT IN JOHN CHAPTER 1. IN THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN. THEREFORE BECAUSE HE IS INFINITE GOD HE IS UNLIMITED IN HIS POWER TO SAVE SINNERS. THERE IS NO SIN THAT IS BIGGER THAN HE IS. AND WE KEEP IT VERY MUCH IN MIND. IF HE WERE NOT THE INFINITE SAVIOR HE, AND ALSO ETERNAL, HOW COULD E SAVE PEOPLE ALL THE WAY BACK IN TIME AND ALL THE WAY FUTURE IN THE TIME? AND ALL OF THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD? HE NEEDS TO BE INFINITE AND INFINITE GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO THAT. SECONDLY, HE IS AT THE SAME TIME TRULY HUMAN, HE DID NOT LOOK LIKE A HUMAN BEING HE DID NOT PLAY GAMES AT ACTING LIKE A HUMAN BEING. NO HE TRULY BECAME FLESH. AS WE SEE IN JOHN’S GOSPEL AGAIN. SAME CHAPTER 1. JOHN CHAPTER 1 IN VERSE 14 THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND MADE ITS DWELLING AMONG US. SO THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND AND OTHER MYTHOLOGIES, THE GODS WOULD TAKE A HUMAN SHAPE FOR TIME AND THEN QUICKLY GO BACK TO THEIR OLD FORM AND WHEN THEY TOOK HUMAN SHAPE THEY ALWAYS DID IT TO DO MISCHIEF TO PEOPLE. THEY DID ALL SORTS OF MISCHIEF. JESUS CHRIST BECAME MAN WITH THE FULLY HUMAN BODY, HUMAN SOUL, MIND AND INTELLECT AND HUMAN WILL. THAT IS FULLY ALL THAT IS INVOLVED IN BEING A HUMAN. WITHOUT IN ANY WAY CEASING TO BE GOD OR HAVING SORT OF A MIXTURE. SOMETIMES WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID I WOULD TAKE CRAYOLA’S AND SAY LET US SEE IF WE CAN MAKE A NEW COLOR IF YOU MELT SOME OF THE CRAYONS TOGETHER. WELL YOU ENDED UP WITH PURPLISH GRAY. IT WAS NOT A NEW COLOR. IT WAS AN UGLY COLOR. SO DO NOT DO THAT. DO NOT MELT THE CRAYONS. AS MY MOTHER TOLD ME. TOO LATE. (LAUGHTER). BUT GOD DOES NOT HAVE THE MELTING AND MIXING. TRULY GOD. TRULY HUMAN. AND AS SUCH, HE IS ABLE TO BE THE SAVING MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND THE HUMAN RACE. HE WAS ABLE TO BE THAT ONE MEDIATOR. THAT IS WHY ST. PAUL WROTE IN 1ST TIMOTHY CHAPTER 2 IN VERSE 5 THERE IS ONE GOD. WE SAID THAT IN THE CREED. DO WE NOT? WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD. SO THERE IS ONE GOD AND THERE IS ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS. THAT IS THE ONLY ONE. THAT IS WHY WE CAN ALWAYS SHOW GREAT RESPECT FOR PEOPLE OF OTHER FAITHS. BUT IN NO WAY CAN WE SAY WELL THERE IS A MEDIATOR WITH GOD. THAT WOULD GO AGAINST DOCTRINE BECAUSE BUDDHISTS AGNOSTIC. THEY ARE COMPLETELY AGNOSTIC. THEY DO NOT SAY THERE IS A GOD, THEY DO NOT SAY THAT THERE IS NOT A GOD. THEY DO NOT KNOW. BUDDHA HIMSELF WAS AN AGNOSTIC. HE DID NOT ASSERT THAT THERE IS A GOD NOR THAT THERE IS NOT. SO IF HE DOES NOT EVEN ASSERT THAT GOD EXISTS OR DENIES THE EXISTENCE OF GOD, HOW CAN HE BE A MEDIATOR. HE CANNOT. HE DID NOT KNOW IF THERE WAS A GOD. HE DID NOT DENY IT EITHER. HE WAS JUST DEALING WITH OTHER ASPECTS OF GETTING RID OF DESIRE. THAT WAS HIS GOAL. MOHAMMED AND ISLAM, HE NEVER CLAIMED TO BE IN A MEDIATOR WITH GOD. HE CLAIMED TO BE THE – – THE MESSENGER. HE WAS NOT A MEDIATOR THOUGH. HE DID NOT INTERCEDE FOR HUMAN BEINGS. IN FACT IN ISLAM THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN ORIGINAL SIN SO THEY DO NOT NEED A MEDIATOR WHO DIES FOR THEM. THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN A SAVIOR. SO THAT. FOR PEOPLE TO SAY WELL BUDDHA AND CHRIST AND MOHAMMED THEY ARE ALL DOING THE SAME THING. NO THEY DO NOT INTEND TO DO THE SAME THING. THEY DO NOT TEACH THE SAME THING. THEY ARE VERY DISTINCT IN WHAT THEY TEACH. AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO SHOW RESPECT FOR THE OTHER RELIGIONS, YOU HAVE TO TAKE THEM ON THEIR TERMS AND NOT TRY TO FORCE THEM INTO OUR CATEGORIES. IT DOES NOT FIT. CHRIST HOWEVER SAYS HE IS THE ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN. ALSO IN HEBREWS CHAPTER 9 VERSE 15. THEREFORE HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF A NEW COVENANT, SO THAT THOSE WHO ARE CALLED MAY RECEIVE THE PROMISE ETERNAL INHERITANCE. SO CHRIST IS MEDIATOR AND BY HIS DEATH HE GIVES US A NEW COVENANT. AND IN HEBREWS 12 IT SAYS JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF A NEW COVENANT. HE CAN ONLY BE THE MEDIATOR BECAUSE HE IS TRULY GOD AND TRULY HUMAN. AND THAT WAY HE TRULY BRIDGES THE GAP. WE ARE HUMANS. WE ARE CREATURES. AND GOD THE FATHER IS GOD. HE NEVER BECAME FLESH. BUT JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONE WHO DID. SO THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. NOW, THEN WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT ST. PAUL TEACHES IN 1ST CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 15 IN VERSE 22. HE SAYS FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE, SO ALSO IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE. NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT. ALL OF US HAVE SOLIDARITY WITH ADAM AND EVE. WE ALL DIE. THIS IS PART OF BEING HUMAN. NOT GOING TO AVOID IT. IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS INEVITABLE. BY GOD’S MERCY WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN, WE HAVE NO IDEA. AS I HAVE OFTEN SAID ON THIS PROGRAM, AND PAST 17 YEARS, OF THIS AND ON THRESHOLD OF HOPE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO KNOWS THE DAY OF THEIR DEATH. FOR SURE. YOU LOOK PERPLEXED. YOU ARE PERPLEXED. YES IT IS THE PEOPLE ON DEATH ROW. THEY GET TOLD THE DATE OF THEIR DEATH. AND OF COURSE WE CONSIDER THAT A PUNISHMENT. KNOWING THE DAY OF YOUR DEATH IS NOT A REWARD. IT IS NOT A GOOD THING. IT IS BETTER TO ALWAYS STAY ALERT THAT IS WHAT OUR LORD SAID. SO WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. THAT IS OUR SOLIDARITY WITH ADAM, BUT WE ALSO SAY IN CHRIST ALL SHALL BE MADE ALIVE. THAT HE WILL RAISE US FROM THE DEAD JUST LIKE HE WAS. WHEN HE DIED AND THEN ROSE AGAIN, ON EASTER SUNDAY, THEN WE SEE THAT CHRIST ANCHORS IN REALITY THE TRUTH OF THE RESURRECTION. IT IS NOT JUST SOMETHING VAGUE BUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED. HE DID IT. THEREFORE THAT IS THE BASIS FOR US BEING ABLE TO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD. AND IT ALSO WE SEE IN 1ST CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 15 IN VERSE 45. ST. PAUL WROTE THUS IT WAS WRITTEN, IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS, THAT THE 1ST MAN ADAM BECAME A LIVING BEING. SO WHEN GOD BREATHED A SPIRIT INTO HIM AND GAVE HIM BREATH AND GAVE THEM A HUMAN SPIRIT THEN WE SEE THAT ADAM BECAME A LIVING BEING. BUT THE LAST ADAM, WHO IS JESUS CHRIST BECAME A LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT. SO BY GOD’S GIFT OF SPIRIT, ADAM BECAME A LIVING BEING. BUT JESUS CHRIST IS NOT JUST A LIVING BEING, HE IS SOMEONE WHO IS ABLE TO BESTOW LIFE. THAT IS 1 OF THE KEY ELEMENTS. OF WHAT HE DOES. THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT CHRIST. HE VERY MUCH IS ABLE TO BESTOW LIFE AND WE LOOK MORE AT THE ROLE OF JESUS CHRIST AS A NEW ADAM. THE OLD ADAM IS WHERE WE GET OUR HUMAN NATURE FROM. WE SHARE A DISTINCT D IN A. GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE 1ST HUMAN BEINGS. THAT IS WHAT MAKES OUR DNA DIFFERENT THAN THE DNA OF AN APE OR CHIMPANZEE. THEY WOULD BE THE CLOSEST ONES TO US IN TERMS OF DNA AND BODY STRUCTURE AND EVEN THE MIND, HENCE MY MOTHER’S NAMING ME LITTLE MONKEY. (LAUGHTER). NOT A COMPLIMENT ON HER PART. THAT IS ANOTHER PROBLEM. MY POOR MOM. BUT STILL THE DISTINCTIVE HUMAN DNA, THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING SHARES, SURE EVERY HUMAN BEING HAS UNIQUE DNA AT THE MOMENT OF YOUR CONCEPTION YOU EXIST. YOUR DNA WILL NOT CHANGE. IT IS THERE. AND YOU REMAIN THAT PERSON YOUR LIFE. YOU DO NOT GET MORE AND YOU DO NOT GET LESS DNA. IT IS JUST THERE. YOUR CELLS CONTAIN THAT DNA AND IT CHARACTERIZES YOU DISTINCTLY YET STILL THERE ARE VERY IMPORTANT COMMON FACTORS IN THE DNA OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS. SO THAT THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE. THAT IS WHY SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REALLY IGNORANT IN AN EVIL WAY BY TRYING TO MAKE RACE A BIG ISSUE. WHETHER YOU ARE AFRICAN OR ASIAN OR EUROPEAN OR NATIVE AMERICAN. THAT IS DOM. BECAUSE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE RACES ARE NOTHING COMPARED TO THE SAME HUMAN DNA THAT ALL PEOPLE SHARE. WE DO NOT SHARE THAT KIND OF DNA WITH APES. OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL. I THINK CHIMPANZEES ARE A LITTLE CLOSER I THINK THEY ARE BUT I’M NOT SURE WHO IS CLOSER. STILL BUT WITH THE DIFFERENCES OF THE RACES TO TRY TO EMPHASIZE THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE IN A CERTAIN RATIO ARE INFERIOR, THAT IS IGNORANT. THERE IS A HUMAN REALITY. AND WE ALL SHARE THAT. ALONG WITH HAVING A UNIQUE PERSONAL DNA. THAT IS MORE UNIQUE THAN A SNOWFLAKE. SNOWFLAKES ARE SIMPLE. THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT. BUT THAT IS SIMPLE COMPARED TO THE DIFFERENT UNIQUENESS OF HUMAN BEINGS. NOW I WANT TO MAKE THAT THERE IS 1/3 ELEMENT THAT IS GOING ON HERE. AND THAT JESUS IS DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF HUMANITY. NOT IN HUMAN NATURE. HUMAN NATURE IS THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER HUMAN BEING HUMAN NATURE. WHERE HE IS DIFFERENT IS THAT HE IS COMPLETELY WITHOUT SIN. AND WITHOUT GUILT. AND THAT INCLUDES ORIGINAL SIN. BECAUSE OF THAT NOT ONLY IS HE INFINITE GOD, AND TRULY HUMAN, HE IS WITHOUT SIN AND THEREFORE HE IS ABLE TO BE AN INNOCENT VICTIM FOR OUR SINS. HE IS A SINLESS VICTIM. WHO DIES ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS. HE NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG. IT ALSO BRINGS UP SOMETHING ELSE. BECAUSE HE IS FULLY HUMAN AND YET HAS NO SIN, THAT MEANS IT IS NOT PART OF HUMAN NATURE TO BE A SINNER. ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE FALLEN. WE ALL SHARE IN THAT. WITH OUR ANCESTORS. BUT IT IS NOT PART OF HUMAN NATURE THAT WE ARE SINNERS. HE SHOWS PERFECT HUMAN NATURE BY BEING WITHOUT SIN. BUT HE DOES THAT TO SHOW WHAT OUR TRUE HUMAN NATURE IS. JUST LIKE WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH A PERSON WHO IS IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE, THEY ARE IN GOOD SHAPE AND EAT WELL AND ALL THAT, THEY SHOW YOU WHAT YOU CAN BE. IF YOU DO THE SAME. THAT MAY NOT BE THERE YET BUT THEY SHOW THE POTENTIAL. WHAT YOU CAN BE. SIMILARLY CHRIST BY BEING WITHOUT SIN, SHOWS US THE POTENTIAL OF WHAT WE CAN BE. THAT IS FREE FROM SIN. THAT IS OUR GOAL. THAT IS WHY WE ALSO COMMEND OUR LADY. REMEMBER THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY WE CELEBRATE HER FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IN DECEMBER AND SHE IS THE ONE, ANGEL GABRIEL SAID IN LUKE 128, SHE IS THE ONE WHO IS FULL OF GRACE. FULL OF GRACE. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR SIN. YOU CANNOT BE FULL OF 2 THINGS. YOU CAN BE PARTIALLY FILLED WITH SIN AND PARTIALLY FILLED WITH GRACE BUT SHE IS NOT PARTIAL IMPARTIAL BUT SHE IS WITHOUT SIN. SHE IS THE ONE THAT THE LORD IS WITH HER AND SHE IS THE MOST BLESSED OF WOMEN RIGHT? AND WE ALSO SEE THAT BECAUSE SHE IS WITHOUT SIN HERE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HER AND CHRIST. HE IS INFINITE GOD AND SHE IS STILL A MERE CREATURE. SHE IS NOT GOD. HE IS WITHOUT SIN AND SHE IS WITHOUT SIN. WHEN LET’S START OFF WITH MARY. THE BLESSED VIRGIN IS WITHOUT SIN AND GOD HAS FOR HER, GOD DOES FOR YOU AND ME. AN IDEA OF WHAT HE WOULD LIKE US TO BE. THIS IS THE KIND OF PERSON THAT I WANT YOU TO DEVELOP INTO. JUST LIKE PARENTS DO FOR THEIR KIDS. I WANT YOU TO BE HEALTHY AND IMAGE FOR US AND WITH THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY GOD’S IMAGE FOR HER AND THE WAY SHE ACTUALLY LIVED OUR IN=. FOR MYSELF AND EVERYBODY ELSE, WE ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS SO DO NOT TRY TO BREAK OFF FROM THE CROWD, IT IS A-. GOD HAS AN IDEA OF WHAT HE WANTS ME TO BE BUT I AM LESS THAN BACK. BUT MARY EQUALS IT. WITH JESUS IT IS NOT THAT HE JUST EQUALS WHAT GOD WANTS TO BE, HE IS A +. IN OTHER WORDS HE IS INFINITE GOD AND HE CAN MAKE UP FOR THE NEGATIVE. THINK ABOUT THAT. IF YOU WANT TO USE MATHEMATICAL IMAGE AND IMAGE IT MAY HELP SOME OF YOU AND OTHERS OF YOU MAY SAY WELL YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW MATH EITHER. BUT THAT IS JUST ONE IMAGE. AND SHE EVEN HAS A ROLE IN SALVATION AS WE SEE IN JOHN WHEN SHE WAS STANDING AT THE CROSS. AND THE LORD SAID BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER. SO SHE IS THERE. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING WHERE SHE IS PART OF THE=ROLE. SHE IS A MOTHER TO US WHILE CHRIST IS THE POSITIVE. HE UNDOES OUR SIN AND THAT IS WHAT WE NEED. ALL RIGHT WE HAVE GOT THOSE BASIC PRINCIPLES LAID OUT WE ARE GOING TO WANT TO DEVELOP THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE. SO PLEASE STAY WITH US. (APPLAUSE) ♪ ♪ (APPLAUSE) ALL RIGHT. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AS MEMBERS OF THE SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION FACEBOOK GROUP. IT MAY WATCH THE SHOW WHENEVER YOU WANT TO WATCH IT. RIGHT ON FACEBOOK. AS WELL AS CONNECT WITH OTHER FOLKS WHO WATCH THE SHOW AND JOIN IN THEIR DISCUSSION. THERE ARE NOW ABOUT 8000 MEMBERS IN THE GROUP. MAKE SOME NEW FRIENDS. GO TO A COMPUTER GO TO FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/EWTN BIBLE STUDY AND JOIN UP TODAY. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO HAVE YOU. NOW, LET US CONTINUE ON WITH UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF CHRIST IN SALVATION. WE’VE ALREADY MENTIONED HOW JESUS IS THE NEW ADAM. WHAT’S THAT MEAN? PART OF BEING THE NEW ADAM IS THAT HE REMOVES THE ORIGINAL SIN THAT THE OLD ADAM BROUGHT INTO US. RIGHT? ALSO HE REMOVES ITS PUNISHMENT OF DEATH AND WE WILL GET A LITTLE BIT ON THAT IN A MINUTE. SO THAT IS KEY TO UNDERSTAND. BECAUSE DEATH IS THE PUNISHMENT THAT ADAM PASSED ON TO US. IT IS SIMILAR TO SOMEBODY WHO WAS ONCE A KING AND HE GOT REMOVED FROM OFFICE. THERE ARE A LOT OF THOSE IN EUROPE. A LOT OF COUNTRIES USED TO HAVE KINGS OR COUNTS OR DUKES. I GOT REMOVED FROM OFFICE. AND THE KIDS DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG, BUT THEY STILL CANNOT GO BACK AND BE THE DUKE OR THE KING. IT IS A LACK THAT THEY HAVE AND THAT IS WHAT WE THAT IS SOME OF THAT LACK TO LIFE WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH DEATH. WILL CHRIST COMES TO RESTORE. HE ALSO WILL BRING FORGIVENESS FOR ORIGINAL SIN AND ANY OTHER SINS THAT EACH 1 OF US COMMITS. THAT IS WHAT HE IS DOING. LET US TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE PLACES IN SCRIPTURE WE SEE THAT. 1ST LET US LOOK AT ROMANS CHAPTER 5 WHERE WE SEE THAT CHRIST IS THE NEW ADAM THAT REMOVES THE SIN OF THE OLD ADAM. IN ROMANS CHAPTER 5 IN VERSE 15. ST. PAUL WROTE THE FREE GIFT THAT IS THE FREE GIFT OF GRACE IS NOT LIKE THE TRESPASS. THE SIN OF ADAM. FOR IF MANY DIED THROUGH ONE MAN’S TRESPASS ALL THE DESCENDENTS OF ADAM HAD TO DIE, MUCH MORE HAVE THE GRACE OF GOD AND THE FREE GIFT IN THE GRACE OF THAT ONE MAN JESUS CHRIST ABOUNDED FOR MANY. SO ADAM’S SIN LED TO EVERYBODY’S DEATH BUT GREATER THAN THAT WILL BE IS THE GRACE THAT JESUS CHRIST HAS ONE FOR US. THAT IS WHY IT SAYS IN VERSE 16 THE FREE GIFT IS NOT LIKE THE EFFECT OF THAT ONE MAN SIN. FOR THE JUDGMENT FOLLOWING ONE TRESPASS JUST ONE SIN OF DISOBEDIENCE EATING FROM THE FRUIT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, JUST FOR THAT ONE SIN BRINGING CONDEMNATION HOWEVER THE FREE GIFT THAT COMES FROM CHRIST AFTER MANY TRESPASSES BRINGS JUSTIFICATION. HE MAKES US RIGHT WITH GOD. HE JUSTIFIES US BEFORE GOD. BECAUSE OF ONE MAN’S TREADS PASSES, DATE DEATH REIGNED THROUGH THAT MAN MUCH MORE WILL THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE AND THE FREE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS REIGN IN LIFE THROUGH THE ONE MAN JESUS CHRIST. NOW THIS IS NOT JUST WINNING GRACE IT IS WINNING GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST. REMEMBER WE SAID HE IS THE ONE MEDIATOR. THE ONLY ONE THERE IS. SO YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE THAT GRACE IN CHRIST AND IT IS PART OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. IT IS NOT MERELY SOME JURIDICAL ISSUE. IT IS RATHER PART OF A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST. AND IN VERSE 18, THEN AS THE ONE MAN’S TRESPASS LED TO CONDEMNATION FOR ALL MEN SO THE ONE MAN’S ACT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS LEADS TO ACQUITTAL AND LIFE FOR ALL MEN. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE POWER OF THE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE POWER OF ETERNAL LIFE THAT JESUS CHRIST CAN GIVE TO EVERYONE WHO COMES TO HIM. THIS IS KEY. FOR AS BY ONE MAN’S DISOBEDIENCE MANY WERE MADE SINNERS SO BY ONE MAN’S OBEDIENCE MANY WILL BE MADE RIGHTEOUS. WE GET MADE RIGHTEOUS. THROUGH CHRIST BEING OBEDIENT TO THE FATHER AND OBEDIENT TO THE POINT OF DEATH. ST. PAUL WRITES IN PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 2. IN VERSE 4 AND FOLLOWING. AND LAW CAME IN TO INCREASE THE TRESPASS WHERE IT INCREASED GRACE ABOUNDED ALL THE MORE. SO THAT THERE THE GRACE OF GOD WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SIN. SO THAT AS SIN REIGNED IN DEATH GRACE MIGHT ALSO REIGN THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS TO ETERNAL LIFE AND IN THIS SENSE ETERNAL LIFE THAT JESUS CHRIST ONE FOR US BY DYING ON THE CROSS AND BY RISING FROM THE DEAD, THAT ETERNAL LIFE IS GOING TO BE STRONGER THAN DEATH. DEATH IS GOING TO LAST FOR A SHORT TIME, THIS WILL BE FOR ALL ETERNITY. WE ALSO SEE IN EPHESIANS 4 HOW CHRIST IS THE NEW ADAM AND HE RESTORES THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD TO ALL HUMANITY. REMEMBER HOW GOD CREATED US. IN GENESIS 1. HE MADE US IN HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS. IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD HE MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE HE MADE THEM SO MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. WHAT CHRIST DOES IS RESTORE THAT IN US. TAKE A LOOK AT EPHESIANS CHAPTER 4 WHERE IN VERSE 13 WHERE CHRIST BESTOWS GIFTS ON CHRISTIANS THE VARIOUS GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT UNTIL WE ALL ATTAIN TO THE UNITY OF THE FAITH AND OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD. TO MATURE MANHOOD TO THE MEASURE AND STATURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST. SO THIS IS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT. WE EVEN HAVE SOME PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH WHO ARE SILLY. THEY SAY WHAT EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN OPINIONS. THAT IS NOT THE GOAL. CHRIST WANTS US TO HAVE UNITY OF THE FAITH. AND UNITY OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD. NOT COMING UP WITH THEIR OWN DEAL. THAT IS NOT IN MY BIBLE. I DO NOT KNOW HIS BIBLE THAT IS BUT NOT MINE. RATHER SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE WE ARE TO GROW UP IN EVERY WAY TO HIM WHO IS THE HEAD. GROW UP INTO CHRIST. HE IS THE MODEL. WE ARE TO BECOME IN THE IMAGE LIKENESS OF GOD. HE CONTINUES IN CHAPTER 4 IN VERSE 17 ABOUT HOW HE IS THE NORM FOR MATURE HUMAN LIVING. AND FOR 17 OF EPHESIANS. NOW THIS AFFIRM AND TESTIFY IN THE LORD THAT YOU MUST NO LONGER LIVE AS THE GENTILES DO IN THE FUTILITY OF THEIR MINDS. THEY ARE NOT THINKING WELL. IT IS NOT JUST THE GENTILES OF THE TIME ST. PAUL. IT IS A LOT OF PEOPLE FOOLISHLY AWAY FROM THE FAITH. THEY ARE DARKENED IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING. 1 OF THE REASONS THEY SIN IS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY SENSE OF THE DIGNITY CHRIST BRINGS TO HUMAN BEINGS BY SAVING US. THE INHERENT DIGNITY. AND THAT THEY ARE DARKENED IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING, ALIENATED FROM THE LIFE OF GOD, BECAUSE OF THE IGNORANCE THAT IS IN THEM DUE TO THE HARDNESS OF HEARTS. IT IS NOT THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO KNOW. THESE ARE PEOPLE THIS IS A DIFFERENT GROUP THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW BECAUSE THE HEART IS HARD IN THE BECOME CALLOUSED AND IN THEIR CALLOUSNESS, USUALLY ACCOMPANIED WITH A LOT OF CYNICISM THEY GIVE THEMSELVES UP TO LICENTIOUSNESS AND THE GREEDY PRACTICE OF EVERY KIND OF UNCLEANNESS. THEY ARE MEAN. THEY PROMOTE SIN. THEY DO NOT CARE. ABOUT ANYTHING. ST. PAUL REMINDS ALL OF US CHRISTIANS YOU DID NOT SO LEARNED CHRIST THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU LEARN ABOUT CHRIST ASSUMING YOU HAVE HEARD OF HIM THAT THE TRUTH IS IN JESUS. HE SAYS IN VERSE 22 EPHESIANS 4 PUT OFF YOUR OLD NATURE WHICH BELONGS TO YOUR FORMER WAY OF LIFE AND IS CORRUPT THROUGH DECEITFUL LUST. LUST WILL TRICK YOU. NOT JUST SEXUAL LUST. ALL KINDS OF LUST OF DIFFERENT THINGS. BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MINDS AND PUT ON THE NEW NATURE CREATED AFTER THE LIKENESS OF GOD IN TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS. PUT ON THE NEW NATURE THAT CHRIST ONE BY THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD. IT IS A NEW NATURE CREATED AFTER THE LIKENESS OF GOD. WE LOST THAT IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD AND DISTORTED AND THAT IS WHY THE DEVIL GOES AFTER PEOPLE TO POSSESS THEM. HE WANTS TO DISTORT THE IMAGE. THAT IS WHY HE GETS PEOPLE TO THINK THAT CERTAIN KINDS OF KILLING OF THE SICK AND THE FEEBLE IS MERCY KILLING. THEY DISTORT MERCY. THAT IS WHY I JUST SAW TODAY REMEMBER THE NUMBER 1 REASON OF DEATH IN THIS COUNTRY IS ABORTION. THE NUMBER 1 KILLER. IT IS NO LONGER CAR ACCIDENTS. BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO DESTROY THE IMAGE OF GOD. IN AN INNOCENT CHILD. WHO HAS DONE NOTHING. YOU SEE THAT DISTORTION OF WHAT THE NAZIS DID AND THE COMMUNIST DID. THAT IS ALL DISTORTION. AND WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS SAY NO, LORD JESUS GIVE ME THE NEW NATURE. RE-CREATE ME IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD AND THAT MEANS IN TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS. NOT IN BEING JUST SO SO ARE BEING OKAY BUT IN BEING RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY. AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE CALLED TO HAVE IN OUR OWN LIVES. ALL RIGHT. LET US NOW TAKE SOME QUESTIONS. WEBQUEST FROM THE STUDIO AUDIENCE WHERE YOU FROM?>>. WISCONSIN ( PACWA) WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION HOLD THE MICROPHONE UP.>>I HAVE MANY PROTESTANT FRIENDS AND THEY SAY WHEN WE DIE WE JUST DIE UNTIL JUDGMENT DAY AND THAT THEY DO NOT PRAY FOR THEIR DEAD AND LOVED ONES. ( PACWA) NOW HE IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM WITH THAT. 1ST LET US GO AT THE IDEA THAT YOU ARE DEAD UNTIL JUDGMENT DAY. FOR ONE THING, NOT ALL PROTESTANTS TEACH THAT. SOME DO, BUT TRADITIONALLY MOST DO NOT. LUTHERANS NEVER TAUGHT THAT. AND JOHN CALVIN AND HIS DISCIPLES AND MANY OTHERS. THIS IS A FAIRLY NEW DOCTRINE. REMEMBER FOR ME NEW FOR ME AND NEW FOR YOU IS VERY DIFFERENT. YOU ARE JUST IN THE 2ND GRADE RIGHT? SO WHAT IS NEW TO YOU AND NEW TO ME IS VERY DIFFERENT AND WHAT IS OLD IS DIFFERENT. BUT THIS IS AN IDEA THAT WE SEE ESPECIALLY IN THE 1800S. FOR ME THAT IS NEW. (LAUGHTER). I LIKE TO READ BOOKS THAT ARE 5000 YEARS OLD. I ENJOY THOSE BOOKS. I KNOW NOT EVERYBODY DOES. BUT THAT IS MY CUP OF TEA. 1800S IS RELATIVELY NEW. SO THIS IS A NEW DOCTRINE. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT SUCH NEW DOCTRINES BECAUSE IF NOBODY EVER KNEW THIS UNTIL YOU CAME ALONG, THERE MAY BE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR INTERPRETATION RATHER THAN WITH WHAT THE BIBLE ACTUALLY SAYS. LET US TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT PAUL WROTE IN PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 1 WHERE HE SAYS FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST. SO IN THIS LIFE WE ARE LIVING WITH CHRIST. BUT TO DIE. HE IS SAYING HE IS THE LIFE BUT HE IS GOING TO GAIN SOMETHING WHEN HE DIES. NOT LOSE. VERSE 22. PHILIPPIANS 1. IF IT IS TO BE LIFE IN THE FLESH THAT MEANS FOOD FOR LABOR FOR ME. IF I AM ALIVE I CAN PREACH AS A PRIEST. YET WHAT SHALL I CHOOSE I CANNOT TELL. I AM HARD PRESSED BETWEEN THE 2. MY DESIRE IS TO DEPART, THAT IS DIE, HE WANTS TO DIE, AND BE WITH CHRIST FOR THAT IS FAR BETTER. DOES HE SAY YOU FALL ASLEEP? HE SAYS THE OPPOSITE DOES HE NOT? THAT WHEN YOU DIE YOU ARE WITH JESUS. NOW I DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOUR FRIENDS LEARNED THIS BUT I’VE GOT TO GO WITH THE BIBLE RATHER THAN WHATEVER SOMEBODY TAUGHT THEM IN THE CHURCH. I AM GOING TO STICK WITH WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS SO TO REMAIN IN THE FLESH IS MORE NECESSARY ON THEIR ACCOUNT, BUT DYING WOULD BE BETTER. SO BEING WITH OUR LORD IS A GOOD THING. AND ALSO IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOOK OF REVELATION YOU SEE THAT THERE ARE MARTYRS IN HEAVEN. THEY ARE NOT ASLEEP BEFORE THE END OF THE WORLD. THEY ARE ALIVE. AND THERE ARE OTHER SAINTS AND THEY ARE ALIVE TOO. SO I DO NOT THINK WHATEVER THAT IS NOT YOUR FRIENDS THAT ARE MAKING THAT UP. SOMEBODY TAUGHT THEM THAT. BUT WHOEVER IS TEACHING THEM THAT IS NOT QUITE TEACH WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES. SO I’M GOING GO WITH THAT. LET US STICK WITH THE BIBLE. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK. I HAVE TO STICK WHAT THE PRODUCER SAYS. WE WILL BE BACK IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND CONTINUE ON WITH YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS SO PLEASE STAY WITH US. (APPLAUSE) ♪ ♪ (APPLAUSE) ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. WE ARE NOW READY FOR A CALL. WE HAVE DIANE ON LINE.>>DIANE WHERE YOU CALLING FROM>>SHARON CONNECTICUT. ( PACWA) WHAT CAN WE POSSIBLY DO FOR YOU TODAY?>>THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SHARING OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE. MY HUSBAND AND I LISTEN TO YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU. I HAVE QUESTIONS AND MY QUESTION IS WHEN DO YOU THINK THAT JESUS KNEW HE WAS THE SON OF GOD? WHEN HE WAS A BABY OR A TEENAGER OR GROWN-UP? IN MY 2ND QUESTION IS I’VE HEARD MANY PEOPLE SAY AND I READ THAT TO GOD ALL THINGS ARE PRESENT AND THERE IS NO PAST OR FUTURE. AND I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY TO MY DAILY LIFE. COULD YOU PLEASE ANSWER THOSE ( PACWA) ? STAY ON THE LINE. WITH THE 1ST 1, IN TERMS OF THE QUESTION ABOUT CHRIST KNOWLEDGE OF HIS DIVINITY. WE SEE THAT HE IS WELL AWARE OF IT WHEN HE IS 12 YEARS OLD. AND IN FACT WE BELIEVE THAT HE WAS ALWAYS AWARE OF IT. BUT THERE WAS NEVER A TIME WHEN HE WAS NOT AWARE OF IT. NOW COULD HE EXPRESS IT. NO. AS AN INFANT HE DID NOT HAVE THE PHYSICAL ABILITY TO PUT ANYTHING INTO WORDS. BABIES DO NOT HAVE THAT ABILITY. THEY LEARN TO MAKE SOUNDS AND EVENTUALLY THEY START TO SPEAK WORDS. BUT WE BELIEVE THAT HE REMAINED IN THE BEATIFIC VISION CONSTANTLY BUT JUST CANNOT EXPRESS IT. WE SEE BY THE TIME HE IS 12, AND HE WAS LOST, HE DID NOT THINK HE WAS LOST BUT HIS PARENTS LOST HIM. HE IS IN HIS FATHER’S HOUSE. THAT AWARENESS IS NOT TYPICAL OF JEWISH PEOPLE. JEWISH PEOPLE DID NOT THINK OF THEMSELVES AS BEING THAT GOD IS THEIR PERSONAL FATHER. THEY DID NOT THINK LIKE THAT. NOW YOUR 2ND 1 ABOUT GOD’S PRESENCE BEING ETERNAL. EVERYTHING IN THE ETERNAL PRESENCE. IS THAT YOUR QUESTION? THERE IS A 1ST PART DOES IT MAKE SENSE?>>( PACWA) ABSOLUTELY I HEAR PEOPLE SAY HE DIDN’T REALLY UNDERSTAND HE WAS GOD UNTIL THERE WAS THE BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN AND THAT IS ALL ARBITRARY. THEY HAVE NO BASIS FOR SAYING THAT. SOME SAY HE DID NOT KNOW UNTIL THE RESURRECTION. BUT I THINK THEY ARE REFLECTING THEIR OWN LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IN THEIR LIFE. TYPICAL FOR HUMAN BEINGS. BUT CHRIST IS THE DIFFERENT CASE. BUT IN TERMS OF YES IT IS CORRECT THAT GOD HAS TRUE ETERNITY. YOU AND I HAVE WHAT I LIKE TO CALL DERIVED ETERNITY. WE HAD A POINT IN WHICH WE BEGAN. THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION, WE START. THEN WE WILL LIVE FOREVER. WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. BUT WE DO NOT GO BACK TO BEFORE THE UNIVERSE BEGAN TO ETERNITY. ONLY GOD DOES THAT. SO HE DOES NOT HAVE A PAST, THAT HE FORGETS ABOUT OR HAS TO REMEMBER. OR PAST THAT HE LOSES. NOR DOES HE HAVE A FUTURE THAT HE GAZES AT. IN TERMS OF THE WAY THAT AFFECTS YOU AND ME. THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS BUT LET US START OFF WITH ONE KEY ISSUE. THE SACRAMENTS. WHEN WE RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS IT IS THE POWER OF CHRIST’S DEATH AND RESURRECTION THAT UNDERLIES AND COMES THROUGH EACH SACRAMENTS. IF THE DEATH OF CHRIST WERE ONLY IN THE PAST, THEN WE COULD REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AND THAT IS ALL WE COULD DO. IT DEPENDS UPON US TO REMEMBER. BUT IF CHRIST HAS TRUE ETERNITY AND THAT HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS AND HIS RESURRECTION ARE NOT MERELY AN EVENT IN THE PAST BUT IS PERPETUALLY PRESENT, THEN WHAT JESUS IS DOING IN OUR BAPTISM IS MAKING HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION PRESENT AT THAT MOMENT. THAT IS WHY ST. PAUL CAN SAY IN ROMANS 6, WHEN YOU ARE BAPTIZED YOU ARE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH SO THAT YOU CAN RISE WITH HIM. THAT IS WHY ALSO HE SAYS WHAT EVER YOU EAT THIS BREAD AND DRINK THIS CUP YOU PROCLAIM MY DEATH UNTIL I COME AGAIN. BUT THE POWER OF THE CRUCIFIXION IS THE BASIS OF THE EUCHARIST. WHEN YOU GO TO CONFESSION IT IS THE POWER OF CHRIST SAYING FATHER FORGIVE THEM THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO ON THE CROSS. AND THEN ON EASTER SUNDAY WHO’S EVER SINCE ARE FORGIVEN AND WHO’S EVER SINCE ARE RETAINED. THE POWER OF CHRIST’S DEATH AND RESURRECTION IS PRESENT IN EACH AND EVERY SACRAMENT BECAUSE IT MAY BE PAST FOR US BECAUSE WE HAVE A PAST BUT HE MAKES PRESENT TO US NOW HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION EACH TIME ANY HUMAN BEING RECEIVES THE SACRAMENT AND THAT IS JUST ONE WAY IN WHICH IT DOESN’T. THERE A LOT MORE BUT I MUST WANT THE QUESTIONS. DOES THAT HELP? I GUESS SHE IS GONE. ARE WE ARE GOING TO GO TO ANOTHER QUESTION. THAT WE HAVE FROM VILLE MARIE WHO IS WATCHING ON YOUTUBE. SEE? I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY WATCH BUT THEY DO. THERE ARE SMART PEOPLE TO DO THIS. SHE SAYS HELLO FATHER I WAS WATCHING A DEBATE BETWEEN PRIESTHOOD CLAIM THAT MARY AND JOSEPH HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS. 1ST OF ALL THEY DID EVENTUALLY GET MARRIED. KEEP IN MIND THE IDEA OF BEING ENGAGED ARE BETROTHED AS WE USED AN OLD ENGLISH WAS NOT AN IDEA THAT WE WILL GIVE IT A TRIAL RUN. SOMETIMES YOU GET A SENSE THAT SOME ENGAGEMENTS, NOT ALL, I KNOW MANY WONDERFULLY HAPPILY ENGAGED COUPLE THAT ARE LIVING A GOOD HOLY ENGAGEMENT AND THEN I KNOW SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE PREPARING MORE FOR THE WEDDING PARTY THAN THEY ARE FOR THE MARRIAGE. THERE ARE A LOT OF THEIR OWN SHOWS. WHAT WAS THAT BRIDEZILLA? YES. BUT IN THE ANCIENT TIMES, HAVING A BETROTHAL WAS A COMMITMENT SO THAT IF YOU SEPARATED IT WAS CONSIDERED A DIVORCE. IT WAS NOT CONSIDERED JUST WELL WE BROKE IT OFF AND DECIDED TO GO OUR OWN WAYS. NO. YOU HAVE TO WRITE A DIVORCE WRIT CALLED THE GET. YOU HAVE TO WRITE THAT OUT AND GIVE IT TO A WOMAN. SO THAT WAS THAT ENGAGEMENT. BUT WE BELIEVE THAT THEY DID GET MARRIED OFFICIALLY AND WITHIN JUDAISM BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS. WHEN YOU SEE IN MARK CHAPTER 6 IN VERSE 3, THAT JESUS HAS BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND THEY ARE NAMED, RIGHT? YOU SEE THEM NAME TO THEIR. JAMES AND JOSIE’S AND A SISTER NAMED SALOME. RIGHT? WHAT YOU ALSO FIND, IS THAT ANOTHER WOMAN ALSO NAMED MARY, WAS THE MOTHER OF THOSE 2. NOT THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. THEIR MOTHER IS CALLED MARY WHO WAS ALSO IDENTIFIED AS THE SISTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IN JOHN CHAPTER 19 IN VERSE 36 AND 37 AND THEN SHE IS ALSO CALLED THE WIFE OF CORPUS. SO THAT THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF JESUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF 1 OF HER RELATIVES NAMED MARY AND MARY’S HUSBAND CORPUS. BUT JOSEPH AND OUR LADY. AND AS ONE LADY SAID TO BE MANY YEARS AGO, THAT JOSEPH HAD PLENTY ENOUGH SENSE NOT TO MESS AROUND WITH GOD SPOUSE. SHE HAD A SON CONCEIVED VIRTUALLY WHO IS THE SON OF GOD AND JOSEPH CAME TO ACCEPT THAT. THIS IS NOT JUST OKAY. A SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD. NO NO NO NO NO. THIS WAS TOO SERIOUS. THEY HAD A SENSE OF THE SACRED. THEY DID NOT JUST THINK OF THIS WELL NOW IT IS MY TURN. ALL RIGHT LET US GO TO ANOTHER QUESTION JOE IN NEW JERSEY. WHAT PART OF NEW JERSEY ARE YOU CALLING FROM?>>( PACWA) MORRIS COUNTY WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?>>THE TUESDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT ABRAHAM AND YOU SAID THAT HE LIED 2 TIMES AND SARAH WAS HIS SISTER NOT HIS WIFE. BUT IN GENESIS CHAPTER 20 12 IT SAYS IN TRUTH HIS SISTER SAME FATHERS AND MOTHERS. ( PACWA) DO YOU HAVE ANY HALF SIBLINGS?>>YES I DO. ( PACWA) DO YOU CALL THAT PERSON YOUR SISTER?>>YES. ( PACWA) YOU PROBABLY DID NOT MARRY HER. WE DID NOT DO THAT. BUT THEY DID. SHE WAS BOTH A WIFE AND A SISTER. BUT HE ALSO WAS AFRAID TO CALL HER HIS WIFE SO HE SORT OF FUDGED. YOU THINK THAT HE MIGHT BE A VERY GOOD ATTORNEY. IF YOU NOTICE THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU DID THIS? BECAUSE ABIMELECH WAS PUNISHED FOR ALMOST MARRYING HER. HE IS NOT SAYING SHE IS MY HALF-SISTER AND MY WIFE. HE WAS AFRAID TO SAY THAT SHE WAS HIS WIFE. THAT IS WHY HE IS STILL NOT TELLING ALL THE TRUTH. AND HE GETS HE DESERVES. HE IS BLIND. I WOULD STICK AND PHARAOH SAID THE SAME THING ALL RIGHT WE HAVE TIME FOR CALL. TIM?>>ARE YOU ON THE LINE? CAN YOU HEAR ME ( PACWA) WHERE YOU CALLING FROM>>MICHIGAN. I KEEP DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I GO TO CONFESSION. I AM SORRY FOR THE SINS I COMMIT. GO TO COMMUNION. 2 OR 3 DAYS AGAIN I AM BACK DOING THE SAME THING. I FEEL LIKE I’M IN A ROTATING DOOR. IT IS GOD FOR GIVING ME THESE THINGS? I DO NOT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO GET RID OF IT. I DON’T WANT TO LOSE MY SOUL. I PRAY THE ROSARY ALL THE TIME. THE DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET. THE MORE I PRAYED THE WORST SEEMS TO GET. ( PACWA) A COUPLE OF THINGS TIM. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT ST. THOMAS AQUINAS ADDRESSES. HUMAN BEINGS BUILD UP HABITS. SOME ARE GOOD HABITS AND SOME ARE NOT GOOD HABITS. WHEN SOMETHING IS BECOMING REPEATED AND A HABIT, THAT REDUCES YOUR CULPABILITY. THOMAS SAID IN THE CASE OF SOMETHING THAT IS A COMPULSION OR HABIT, THEN IT IS NOT MORTALLY SINFUL UNLESS ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO CHANGE. AND THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SENSE AND TRUST THAT GOD DOES FORGIVE YOU. YOU ARE BUILDING UP BETTER HABITS WITH THE PRAYER AND IT TAKES TIME. YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY DO CHANGE. I’M AFRAID THOUGH THAT I CANNOT CHANGE THIS. WE ARE OUT OF TIME. BUT THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU. THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK. GOD BLESS YOU AND TAKE CARE. (APPLAUSE) ♪

2 Replies to “Scripture And Tradition With Fr. Mitch Pacwa – 2019-01-08 –”

  1. Mitch Pacwa.PLEASE, watch the the movie, JESUS of Nazareth, then return to scripture, and see how JESUS delt with the Religious Priests of His day. It pairs with the priests of our day. Read John chp 9, pay close attention to verse 41. Also read The Gospel according to St. Matt cha 23.Do you even know. Im paraphrasing some of the texed of the whole council of the gospels.They announced Crucify Him. WHY? BECAUSE THEY wanted, RELIGIOUS Recognition. I am the HOLY Priest of this HOLY temple, and you question me. And JESUS answer was. YOU search the SCRIPTURES for in them you THINK you have ETERNAL life; and
    These are they WHICH testify of ME. St. John cha 5: 39. It's amazing how people are more concerned ABOUT power and Regonition. And not coming to the fact of their own wickedness. GOD'S word says, HE will humble the proud, and Will exalt the humble. WHAT is misunderstood Here! The BIBLE says, don't call anyone on earth your father, Matt 23:9-10 matter of fact read the entire cha of Matt cha 23 and watch carefully how the Son of God, The God man, GOD Incarnate, inter act's with these RELIGIOUS priest . So called Representatives of a GOD they think they are serving. For you only have one FATHER, and He is in Heaven. The CATHOLIC Preist loves to be called father, because it makes him feel in Authority over you, that my brother and sisters is the reason religion is so Dangerous. It only deceives,and diverts, humanity from the GOD that Created you. PLEASE turn to JESUS. The Author and Finisher of our faith. And not the god of the figment of the CATHOLIC churches vain IMAGINATIONS. JESUS SAID I'AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, NO ONE COMES TO THE TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME. DO THIS QUOTE FROM JESUS. ITS NOT RELIGIOUTION, BUT FAITH IN CHRIST AND HIM ALONE! LORD I PRAY PLEASE OPEN THE EYES OF MY CATHOLIC BROTHERS AND SISTERS. IN THE NAME OF THIS GREAT NAME, THE NAME OF JESUS. WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME I PRAY! NO JOKE IWAS REALLY PRAYING WHILE TEXTING.

    The Catholic church and it's doctrines are deceiving you. PLEASE by FAITH in CHRIST. OPEN YOUR eyes, your religious eyes will FAIL YOU AWAY. BY TRUE SAVING FAITH IN JESUS, HE WILL OPEN YOUR EYES. JOHN CHAPTER 3. BORN AGAIN, BORN AGAIN, BORN AGAIN. PONDER THIS. WHAT DID JESUS MEAN WHEN HE TOLD NICODEMMIOUS. " THE WIND BLOWS WHERE IT WISHES, YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF IT, BUT YOU CAN NOT TELL WHERE IT COMES FROM OR WHERE IT GOES SO IT IS WITH EVERYONE WHO IS BORN AGAIN. JOHN 3: 8, NOTICE NO RELIGION. ONLY THE MYSTERY OF GOD ALMIGHTY. THROUGH HIS SON. CAME TO SAVE US, ME, YOU, FROM OUR REBELLION TOWARDS HIM AND HIS HOLY LAW.

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