THE CHURCH JESUS FOUNDED IS NOT OPTIONAL, NOR A MATTER OF CHOICE.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 TO ALL MY BELOVED STUDENTS AND FRIENDS. IT IS A NEW YEAR. SO LET US GIVE OURSELVES A FRESH START.
DURING THIS YEAR OF FAITH, WE SHALL STUDY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH AS FOUNDED BY JESUS, AS REVEALED TO US BY THE APOSTLES IN JESUS’ OWN WORDS.
1)-WE SHALL STUDY THE PRIESTLY CHURCH JESUS FOUNDED , AS REVEALED IN THE GOSPELS. WE WILL STUDY THE CHURCH FOUNDED BY JESUS IS AN ABSOLUTE MONARCHY; JESUS DENIED A DEMOCRATIC CHURCH.
2)-WE SHALL STUDY THE SPECIFIC, INTERNAL AND ESSENTIAL PRIESTLY CHURCH JESUS INSTITUTED.
3)-WE SHALL STUDY JESUS INSTITUTED ONLY ONE PRIESTHOOD: THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST.
4)-WE SHALL STUDY THE DIFFERENT CONSECRATIONS JESUS INSTITUTED TO IMPART OUR SHARING INTO THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST.
5)-WE SHALL STUDY THE APOSTLES CALLING THE CHURCH OF JESUS “THE NEW WAY,” “THE NEW LIFE” In Acts of the Apostles 4:28; 9:1; 19:23; 24:14, 22.
THE APOSTLES, FAITHFUL TO JESUS´ MANDATE, TEACH JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED AND RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD.
6)-DURING HIS EARTHLY LIFE, JESUS WAS ATTACKED IN HIS PERSONAL LIFE AS WELL IN HIS TEACHINGS. FOR THOSE WHO WANTED TO LIVE IN HIS KINGDOM OF PRIESTS, JESUS REQUESTED SPECIFIC NORMS OF BEHAVIOUR TO BE ACCEPTED. JESUS ASKS EACH ONE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN HIS KINGDOM OF PRIESTS OR THE KINGDOM OF SATAN. JESUS SAW THE YOUNG RICH MAN LEAVES HIM IN SADNESS AT HEARING THE DEMANDS OF THE KINGDOM.
7)-TEACHING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS OPENS THE DOOR TO HEAVEN TO THE WORLD.
THE APOSTLES, DEACONS, ALL THE B ELIEVERS TEACH THE CHURCH OF JESUS. MANY LISTEN WITH GREAT ATTENTION. MIRACLES GIVE THE REASON TO BELIEVE. May we read in Acts 8:5-8
“Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.”
8)-JESUS CONDEMED WITH HARSH WORDS BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS REFUSING TO TEACH CATECHISM.
THE GREAT SADNESS IN THE CHURCH IS SEEN IN THE CLERICS’ LUKEWARM ATTITUDE TOWARDS TEACHING CATECHISM. BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS MUST MEDITATE THE HARSH CONDEMNATION JESUS PRONOUNCED AGAINST THEM. May we read Jesus’ words in Luke 11:52:
“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” (Lc 11:52)
“and therefore rejecting the plan of God for themselves.” Lc 7:30
9)-JESUS WAS PERSONALLY ATTACKED DURING HIS LIFE ON EARTH. MANY WHO DID NOT ACCEPT HIS TEACHINGS TOOK FIGHT AGAINST HIM. HOWEVER, THOSE WHO SEARCH TO LIVE IN HIS KINGDOM OF PRIESTS, JESUS MANDATES TO THEM LO LIVE UP TO THE TEACHINGS OF THE GOSPEL. JESUS SPECIFICALLY DEMANDS TO EACH ONE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HIS PRIESTLY KINDGOM OR THE KINGDOM OF SATAN. JESUS SAW ALL THE SADNESS IN THE RICH YOUNG MAN WHEN HEARING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE GOSPEL.
10)-THE FIGHTS AGAINST JESUS, THE FORCES OF EVIL TO MANIPULATE HIS TEACHINGS, CONTINUE WITH A SATANIC HATRED. THE EVILS OF THE WORLD, TO SUBMIT THE CHURCH TO ACCEPT THE WORDLY CORRUMTION, KEEPS FIGHTING WITH THE SAME FANATIC ZEAL.
11)-JUDAS LAUNCHED ONE OF THE WORST ATTACKS AGAINST JESUS’ INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH. MANY REBELLIONS FOLLOWED HIM, AND APPEAR TO GAIN MOMENTUM DOWN THROUGH CENTURIES. SO MANY SOULS, THROUGH SUCH TUMULTOUS TIMES, LOST SIGHT OF THEIR JOURNEY OF FAITH.
12)- MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546), A CATHOLIC PRIEST FROM THE ORDER OF SAINT AUGUSTIN, WITH HIS SCREAMINGS “NO PRIESTS” LAUCHED FOR SURE THE MOST INFLUENTIAN HERESY AGAINST THE PRIESTLY CHURCH OF JESUS DOWN THROUGH CENTURIES.
ALMOST ALL OF EUROPE ACCEPTED LUTHER´S HERESY. SINCE MARTIN LUTHER´S APOSTASY, LEGIONS OF SOULS LOST THE PRIESTLY MEANS OF JESUS TO WORK THEIR SALVATION.
13)-JESUS WROTE NOTHING. HE DID NOT ORDER HIS APOSTLES TO WRITE DOWN HIS TEACHINGS. SAINT JOHN REVEALS THAT THE WORLD COULD NOT HOLD ALL THE BOOKS CONTAINING JESUS TEACHINGS. THE APOSTLES WROTE DOWN HIS TEACHINGS BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT BE EVERYWHERE. THE APOSTLES RELIED ON THE APOSTOLIC TRADITION TO TRASMIT THE FAITH. Leemos saint Paul in 2Tes 2:15:
“ Así que, hermanos, sigan firmes y manténganse fieles a las tradiciones que, oralmente o por carta, les hemos transmitido.”
14)- YEAR OF FAITH IS LOADED WITH IN-DEPTH STUDIES THAT WILL HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH JESUS FOUNDED. HE LEFT THE APOSTLES TO ESTABLISH HIS CHURCH IN A WORLD AT ENMITY WITH GOD.
15)-IN THIS YEAR OF FAITH, WE WANT TO DEEPEN OUR STUDIES OF THE PRIESTLY CHURCH FOUNDED BY JESUS.
WE SHALL STUDY THE CHURCH AS UNDERSTOOD BY THE APOSTLES. THE LAYING-ON OF THE HANDS AS A VERY STRICT OBSERVANCE IN THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH. JESUS LEFT TO THE APOSTLES TO ESTABLISH HIS CHURCH IN A WORLD AS ENMITY WITH GOD.
16)-SAINT CYRIL OF JERUSALEM LIVED ca 313-386.
SAINT CYRIL INVITES US TO GO BACK TO OUR ROOTS. IN THE WORDS OF SAINT CYRIL OF JERUSALEM, WE WILL LOOK AT JESUS, THE GOD MADE MAN, WHO INSTITUTED THE PRIESTLY KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH, IN TWO ASPECTS. SAINT CYRIL ASKS US TO LOOK BEYOND THE GOD MADE MAN IN HIS MANGER AT BETHLEEM. Saint Cyril in his own words, Cat 15,1-2; PG 33, 870-874:
“In general, what relates to our Lord Jesus Christ has two aspects. There is a birth from God before the ages, and a birth from a virgin at the fullness of time. There is a hidden coming, like that of rain on fleece, and a coming before all eyes, still in the future. At the first coming he was wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger. At his second coming he will be clothed in light as in a garment. In the first coming he endured the cross, despising the shame; in the second coming he will be in glory, escorted by an army of angels. We look then beyond the first coming and await the second. At the first coming we said: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. At the second we shall say it again; we shall go out with the angels to meet the Lord and cry out in adoration: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. The Savior will not come to be judged again, but to judge those by whom he was judged. At his own judgment he was silent; then he will address those who committed the outrages against him when they crucified him and will remind them: You did these things, and I was silent.”
THESE TWO COMINGS ARE ALSO REFERRED TO BY PAUL IN WRITING TO TITUS, Tito 2:11-15:
“The grace of God the Savior has appeared to all men, instructing us to put aside impiety and worldly desires and live temperately, uprightly, and religiously in the present age, waiting for the joyful hope, the appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, eager to do what is good. Say these things. Exhort and correct with authority. Let no one look down on you.” (Tito 2:11-15)
May this YEAR OF FAITH bless us all bringing us together to know Jesus, the Priestly Church he founded on twelve pillars, the twelve apostles. Jesus himself confides to PETER AND HIS SUCCESSORS the keys to control the door of the Kingdom of Heaven.