Monday, September 16, 2013

13. IS JESUS CHRIST GOD?

The Divinity and Incarnation of Christ

"JESUS CHRIST - THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE"

The Mystery About Jesus' Divinity - There is one God in Three Divine Persons

John 14:10 "Do you not believe, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. But the Father who abideth in me, he doth the works."


Jesus said "that I am in the Father, and the Father in me". How can he say this if he is not the same God as his Father? He also said in "I and my Father are one." John 10:30

And Jesus referred to Himself: "before Abraham was made, I am"? Isn't he telling us that He is God in "I am"?  In John 8:58 “Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am.  Exodus 3:14 "God said to Moses: I AM WHO AM. He said: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: HE WHO IS, hath sent me to you." And Jesus said He was sent. 

 And who did John said there were three who give testimony in heaven? Did not John said "And these three are one" or did he say they are three Gods?   1 John 5:7 "And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one."

And who is this author of life you killed? St. Peter said in Acts 3:13-15
[13] The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he should be released. 
[14] But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you
[15] But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. Jesus was the author of life we killed with our sinfulness, indifference, unbelief, fornication, uncharitable acts, with our insults, with our calling people ungodly names, with our anger and lust, with our murders, with our occultism, with our idolation of man to the point of occultism, with our shortcomings and failure, and with our sinfulness in words, thoughts and actions.

Jesus said that if you know Him there is no doubt that you also know have known and seen the Father. John 14:7 "If you had known meyou would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him."




Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
I am Alpha and Omega: These are the names of the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, and signify the same as what follows: The beginning and the end: the first cause and last end of all beings: who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty-- These words signify the true God only, and are here applied to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is to come again to judge the living and the dead.

[John 14:6] Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. [7] If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him. [8] Philip saith to him: Lord, shew us the Father, and it is enough for us. [9] Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you; and have you not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the Father also. How sayest thou, shew us the Father? [10] Do you not believe, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. But the Father who abideth in me, he doth the works.
Jesus speaks he is the way, the truth, and the life. Only God is the way ,the truth, and the life. Therefore Jesus is Divine and he is God. And if you have known and seen Jesus then you would have known and seen God the Father for they are one and the same. Once more during the last supper, Jesus asked his Apostles one last time if they believe that he is the Father and that the Father was in him. He affirmed that everything he said he speaks not of only of himself but also of the Father that abideth in him and all his works is the work of his Father who is in him because he and his Father are one and the same. 
[John 14:11] Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? [12] Otherwise believe for the very works' sake. Amen, amen I say to you, he that believeth in me, the works that I do, he also shall do; and greater than these shall he do[13] Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [14] If you shall ask me any thing in my name, that I will do. [15] If you love me, keep my commandments.
Finally Jesus asked everyone that if you love him you will keep his commandments. Jesus speaks of the Ten Commandments he gave to Moses at Mt. Sinai and of everything he commanded his Apostles.

Many times I have encountered reading this type or similar question in blogs I visited normally Jehova's Witnesses or from Iglesia Ni Cristo, a church that originated from the Philippines: Where in the bible does it say that Jesus is God in a human form? 

The “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and the Unitarians deny that Jesus Christ is God.  But there are many passages in the Bible which show that Jesus is God.



1 John 5:7 And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God And the Word was Jesus.

“Thomas answered and said to him: My Lord, and my God (John 20:28).

“Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am(John 8:58).

I am” is the very name that God gave to Himself when He appeared to Moses in the burning bush to indicate that He is the eternal, uncreated supreme being.  When Jesus said this of Himself, He was clearly indicating that He is God.  This is why the Jews “took up stones” to kill Jesus (John 8:59). 

Acts 3:15 is often overlooked.  Referring to how the Jews preferred the murdered Barabbas to Jesus and had Jesus crucified, St. Peter says:

 The Author of Life
“But the author of life you killed…” (Acts 3:15) And the author of Life is Jesus.

Peter was referring to the author of life who was crucified was Jesus. And therefore, Jesus is God.

This manner in which Jesus spoke showed that He is God.

You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery.  But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).

Notice that Jesus, commenting on the words and commandment of God Himself in Exodus 20:14 Thou shall not commit adultery, clearly puts His own declaration on the same level: You have heard that God has said, BUT I SAY, says Jesus.  This way of speaking shows Jesus is God. 

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity, and unto all riches of fullness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:

"The Greatest Perversion Ever Told"

1. In James Moffatt's translation he attacks Jesus' Divinity.

 A NEW TRANSLATION by James Moffatt, 1922, is a corrupt version of the Bible.  Moffatt calls his translation the "Holy Bible," but it is Satanic.  As you will clearly see, Mr. Moffatt was an unbeliever who attacked the virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14), the deity of Christ (1st Timothy 3:16), and the Godhead (Colossians 2:9).

As with the NIV perversion of the Bible, Moffatt’s translation completely removes the word “Godhead” from the Word of God (see Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; and Colossians 2:9 in the King James Bible).

The 1 John 5:7 was completely removed by James Moffatt from his new version. As to why this verse was completely removed? We know who the author and the father of all lies - for he is also the deceiver and the father of all deceivers. And who are these deceivers?

1 John 5:7 And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one. 

And the word here is Jesus. The divinity and incarnation of Christ John bears witness of him when Jesus begins to call his disciples in John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Isn't this a real manifestation of Jesus' Divinity? Are we not comforted knowing that Jesus Christ is really God that Him and the Father are one? Or we just simply ignore this fact because this is not what your church is telling you or you don't find them in the bible you are using? 

2. George Lamsa's Attacking the Holy Trinity.

In John 1:1 Lamsa corrupted this original verse "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" by translating this according to what he wanted the world to have into - "The Word was in the beginning, And that very Word was with God, and God was that Word."

The original John 1:1 says God was the beginning but in Lamsa's translation, the meaning change by saying God was there in the beginning. Lamsa's translation wasn't clear that God was actually the beginning of everything.  

This original verse 1 John 5:7 "And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one." was completely changed and removed to pervert and corrupt people's mind by translating the verse into this: "And the spirit testifies that the spirit is the truth."  

George Lamsa made it sure the perversion and corruption are complete totally by removing the Holy Trinity in his own bible version. Since God is spirit Lamsa specified God is the truth and nothing else matter. Unfortunately there are those who would rather believe George Lamsa than the early Church Fathers.

The Fathers of the Church are so called because of their leadership in the early Church, especially in defending, expounding, and developing Catholic doctrines. For the first two centuries, most of these men were bishops, although in later years certain priests and deacons were also recognized as Fathers.

The list includes such notables as: Clement of Rome (d. A.D. 97), Ignatius (d. 110), Polycarp (d. 155), Justin Martyr (the Church’s first major lay apologist; d. 165), Irenaeus (d. 202), Cyprian (d. 258), Athanasius (d. 373), Basil (d. 379), Cyril of Jerusalem (d. 386), Ambrose (d. 397), John Chrysostom (d. 407), Jerome (d. 420), Augustine (d. 430), Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444), Pope Leo the Great (d. 461), and Pope Gregory the Great (d. 604).

The Church demands four major characteristics to be exhibited in the life and works of an early Church leader if he is to be considered a Father of the Church. These are antiquity, meaning that he lived before the eighth century (the death of St. John Damascene [cir. A.D. 750] is generally regarded as the close of the age of the Fathers); doctrinal orthodoxy; personal sanctity; and approval by the Church.


3. The American Standard Version (ASV) attacks the Godhead

The American Standard Version attacks the Godhead by removing 1st John 5:7. The ASV reads, "And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth." The King James Bible (KJB) reads, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." Though the word "Trinity" is not found in the Bible; the word "Godhead" most certainly is (see Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9).

Only the King James retains the CORRECT translation of 1st John 5:7. The Textus Receptus (or "received text") are the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts which the King James translators accepted as inspired by God. Don't let anyone tell you that 1st John 5:7 is not in the Greek!


4. NIV, NWT and NAB removed the Holy Trinity and Jesus' Divinity (The Perversion)

NIV - New International Version



NWT - New World Translation (Jehovah's Witnesses)

1 John 5:7 And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one. [8] And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.



NIV: {7} For there are three that testify: {8} the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.



NWT: {7} For there are three witness bearers, {8} the spirit and the water and the blood, and the three are in agreement.







John 6:47 Amen, amen I say unto you: He that believeth in me, hath everlasting life




Jesus was removed from the translations below.



NIV: I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.



NWT: Most truly I say to YOU, He that believes has everlasting life.




Should Catholics Go to Non-Denominational Bible Studies? 

The Catholic Answers says: Every day, Catholics are invited by coworkers, neighbors, and even family members to "ecumenical" Bible studies. Should they go? Certainly all of us would benefit from more study of Scripture, but as someone who has been a part of a number ofProtestant Bible studies—I’ve even taught them—I discourage Catholics from attending them because of the foundational premises and principles in operation at these studies.

Protestants are delighted to have Catholics attend their Bible studies, but it is often not because they want to hear and discuss the Catholic perspective on Scritpure. Instead, they see it as an opportunity to bring them to the "true Gospel"—to evangelize them, to get them saved. In many cases, though certainly not all, the non-denominational Bible study is the Trojan Horse that infiltrates the Catholic’s mind and succeeds in drawing him away from the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church—to join a Protestant group. Most of us have a family member or friend who has been affected in this way.

An unwary Catholic who steps into the Protestant Bible study usually does so with no intention of leaving the Catholic Church. They just want to study the Bible
. The Catholic usually has a hard time finding a good and welcoming Bible study in Catholic circles—but this is changing.

First, while the Bible study may call itself "non-denominational," Catholics and Orthodox are not usually included under this umbrella. While they may be invited, you’ll rarely find them in leadership.
Protestants think of themselves as people of the Book, not hampered by human tradition. They think of Catholics as, at best, followers of traditions for whom the Bible is secondary. That is a huge misconception: Protestants are also people of tradition. No one reads the Bible objectively. People who claim to "just read the Bible" really read it through the eyes of a tradition they've already accepted, whether that be Fundamentalist, Calvinist, Pentecostal, Baptist or one of many others. Everyone depends upon tradition, but not everyone recognizes it.
"Bible Christians," based on their tradition, study the Bible with these premises:
  • There is no binding authority but the Bible alone.
  • There is no official binding interpretation or interpreter.
  • The Bible is perspicuous (i.e., easy to understand) and can be interpreted and understood by anyone.
  • An individual can and should read the Bible and interpret it for himself.
Catholics, based on their Tradition, study the Bible with different premises:
  • The authority of the apostles and the Church preceded the Bible, and the Tradition of the Church is an equally infallible authority (2 Thess. 2:15; CCC 80–83). The Bible is part of the apostolic Tradition.
  • The authoritative interpretation of the Bible is the prerogative of the Catholic Church (1 Tim. 3:15; Matt. 18:17; CCC 85-88).
  • The Bible is not always easy to understand (2 Pet. 3:15-16) and needs to be understood within its historical and contextual framework and interpreted within the community to which it belongs.
  • Individuals can and should read the Bible and interpret it for themselves—but within the framework of the Church’s authoritative teaching and not based on their own private interpretation (2 Pet 1:20-21).
These basic differences place the Catholic and Protestant worlds apart even though they are opening the pages of the same book and accepting it as an authoritative revelation from God. The Catholic position is biblical and has been espoused from the first days of the Church. The Protestant position is unbiblical and is of recent origin. The Catholic is in full continuity with historical Christianity; Protestants are in discontinuity.
Catholics attending a non-denominational Bible study need to be aware of these differences and be ready not only to filter out false conclusions but also to guard themselves against the false underlying assumptions (e.g., that everything has to be found and proven explicitly in the Bible).
Catholics who are unaware often begin to adopt a Protestant mentality without knowing they are doing so, gradually learning to suspect the Catholic Church and trying to prove everything from the Bible.

Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Romans 1:17-25
[17] For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man liveth by faith.
[18] For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: God revealed his wrath and displeasure to the ungodliness and injustice when this false teacher kept the truth of God from people, teaching corrupted gospels.

[19] Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them.
[20] For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; his eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable. Explains the divinity of Jesus.
[21] Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened. Explains that even they knew Jesus yet they don’t glorified him as God and instead became vain in their mind and their foolish heart darkened.
[22] For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Thinking they have the true church they became fools to many
[23] And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of four footed beasts, and of creeping things. F
alse church changed the glory of Jesus to mere man and of bird (ravenous)
[24] Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Therefore God gave up to their own unbelief to their heart’s desire, uncleanness and dishonor themselves in the process
[25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. St Paul confirmed this perverted truth by this false church their own version of the truth of God as lies and believed and worshipped their founder instead of God (who is blessed forever).
ARMY OF GOD

Catechism of the catholic Church 

( Holy Trinity )


What is the central mystery of Christian faith and life?
The central mystery of Christian faith and life is the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity. Christians are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Can the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity be known by the light of human reason alone?

God has left some traces of his trinitarian being in creation and in the Old Testament but his inmost being as the Holy Trinity is a mystery which is inaccessible to reason alone or even to Israel’s faith before the Incarnation of the Son of God and the sending of the Holy Spirit. This mystery was revealed by Jesus Christ and it is the source of all the other mysteries.

What did Jesus Christ reveal to us about the mystery of the Father?

Jesus Christ revealed to us that God is “Father”, not only insofar as he created the universe and the mankind, but above all because he eternally generated in his bosom the Son who is his Word, “ the radiance of the glory of God and the very stamp of his nature” (Hebrews 1:3).

Who is the Holy Spirit revealed to us by Jesus Christ?

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity. He is God, one and equal with the Father and the Son. He “proceeds from the Father” (John 15:26) who is the principle without a principle and the origin of all trinitarian life. He proceeds also from the Son (Filioque) by the eternal Gift which the Father makes of him to the Son. Sent by the Father and the Incarnate Son, the Holy Spirit guides the Church “to know all truth” (John 16:13).


[John 14:16] And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you forever. [17] The spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, nor knoweth him: but you shall know him; because he shall abide with you, and shall be in you. [18] I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you. [19] Yet a little while: and the world seeth me no more. But you see me: because I live, and you shall live. [20] In that day you shall know, that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Jesus speak of him that he is in his Father for they are one and the same God.
[16] Paraclete: That is, a comforter: or also an advocate; inasmuch as by inspiring prayer, he prays, as it were, in us, and pleads for us. Forever: Hence it is evident that this Spirit of Truth was not only promised to the persons of the apostles, but also to their successors through all generations. (successors is about continuity which means the church will never apostate but people will and therefore the church cannot disappear for centuries and re-emerge somewhere in time in the 20th century for it will be a lie. And the author of all lies is Satan.)


[John 14:26] But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you. [28] You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved me, you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I. 
[26] Teach you all things: Here the Holy Ghost is promised to the apostles and their successors, particularly, in order to teach them all truth, and to preserve them from error. [28] For the Father is greater than I: It is evident, that Christ our Lord speaks here of himself as he is made man: for as God he is equal to the Father. (See Phil. 2.) Any difficulty of understanding the meaning of these words will vanish, when the relative circumstances of the text here are considered: for Christ being at this time shortly to suffer death, signified to his apostles his human nature by these very words: for as God he could not die. And therefore as he was both God and man, it must follow that according to his humanity he was to die, which the apostles were soon to see and believe, as he expresses, ver. 29. And now I have told you before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe.

How does the Church express her trinitarian faith?
The Church expresses her trinitarian faith by professing a belief in the oneness of God in whom there are three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The three divine Persons are only one God because each of them equally possesses the fullness of the one and indivisible divine nature. They are really distinct from each other by reason of the relations which place them in correspondence to each other. The Father generates the Son; the Son is generated by the Father; the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son.

How do the three divine Persons work?

Inseparable in their one substance, the three divine Persons are also inseparable in their activity. The Trinity has one operation, sole and the same. In this one divine action, however, each Person is present according to the mode which is proper to him in the Trinity.
“O my God, Trinity whom I adore...grant my soul peace; make it your heaven, your beloved dwelling, and the place of your rest. May I never abandon you there, but may I be there, whole and entire, completely vigilant in my faith, entirely adoring, and wholly given over to your creative action.” (Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity)

1 Timothy 3:14-16
[14] Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that
[15] If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
[16] Beyond all questions, the mystery of godliness is great:
     He appeared in a body
     Was vindicated by the Spirit,
     Was seen by angels,
     Was preached among the nations,
     Was believed on in the world,
     Was taken up in Glory.

It is clear when Timothy was giving instructions to the Overseers and Deacons, he emphasized about the divinity of Jesus who has founded the church of the living God, which is to be the pillar and the foundation of the truth.

Beyond all questions, the mystery of godliness is great.

It is beyond doubt that the mystery of Jesus’ divinity is as great as the Son of God appeared in a human body, vindicated by the Holy Spirit, seen by the angels, preached among the nations and was believed throughout the world. After His death and resurrection has ascended into heaven in great Glory.          
Holy Trinity

It is clear he was speaking of the truth about the Holy Trinity.

In human understanding and aspect if a son is born to a biological mother and father and let us say the name of the father is Peter Smith and the mother is Laura Smith and the new born son is Paul, then because Paul is flesh and blood of the biological parents, it is natural for Paul to become Paul Smith. Paul has the blood and flesh of Peter and Laura. And Paul is the son of Peter and Laura.

In the mystery of the Holy Trinity, God the Father is the true father of the Jesus, the Son of God. The spirit of God the Father is the Holy Spirit. In 1 Timothy 3:16 "And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory." the Holy Spirit confirmed the divinity of Jesus as the Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of Jesus being the Son of God. And because of these, they are 3 distinct person but as only one God.

Jesus many times confessed there is only one God and that is the God the Father. This is so because God the Father is the Alpha and Omega of everything that there is in the spiritual and mortal realms. But in several verses Jesus also affirmed his oneness with God the Father and the Holy Spirit because the three are distinct as separate person but one as God - and this is the divine and holy mystery of the TRINITY



Jesus in several occasions mentioned Himself as the Son of Man which means He is the Son and the Man was His father. And Jesus is the God the Son that came into this world as the Man for one purpose only to save mankind from eternal damnation and to reverse the evil effect that Adam and Eve gave to mankind by committing the sin of disobedience, and the Man was God the Father. To God nothing is impossible. If this is so, what is it to you?

Disobeying is just one sin Adam and Eve committed. They also sin when they chose to obey the devil and believed in his lie and deceit. Eve committed the first act of sin by thinking she would the full knowledge of everything that her creator (God) has. She wanted to have the vanity of knowing them all. Then she seduced her partner Adam to do the same. And because man is so weak when it comes to seduction by woman, Adam fell into the trap that both Satan and Eve set.

Thus Adam and Eve sold mankind to Satan. But God so love mankind that he made a plan to save all he had created by sending his only Begotten Son, Jesus to be the Christ and Redeemer. And to be able to accomplish this God has to chose only one who will be sinless and free of any original sin, one that can withstand all temptations, a mother that would so pure and immaculate to give birth to the only Son of Man. This woman has to be immaculately pure that she had to be the Apex of the Anawim. This I will thoroughly discuss in my coming blog "Understanding God's Plan of Salvation"

Seek the kingdom of God first and everything will be given unto you.   


Luke 12:31 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of Godand his justice, and all these things shall beadded unto you.
Amos 5:14 Seek ye good, and not evil, that you may live: and the Lord the God of hosts will be with you, as you have said.
                                                                            
INSTRUCTIONS TO TIMOTHY

1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things will be taught by the demons.
2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
(1Timothy 3:1-5)

Prior to his crucifixion and ascension Jesus said to His Apostles, He had to leave in order for the Holy Spirit to come to descend upon the Apostles.
Descent of the Holy Spirit

The one, holy, catholic and apostolic church founded by Jesus Christ has officially begun when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles at the day of the Pentecost.


1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers  for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine,

James 3:14 But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contentions in your hearts; glory not, and be not liars against the truth

The Holy Spirit reminded them that some followers will be deceived by the devil and abandon the faith (apostatized) and starts their own churches and their teachings will be taught by the demons. 

These new teachers, the Holy Spirit says, are hypocritical liars who will teach lies as directed by the demons. The teachings are fabricated and false (invented) as how can a liar teach the truth.

These protesting teachers will actually go against the Son of Man by promoting their 'Sola Scriptura' to be the only sole source of truth. To them oral traditions handed down by the early church guardians if they are not in the bible they are inventions. The word invention is one of the favorite tactics of these protesting teachers against the Catholic Church. 


Believing their church is the true church of God and these false teachers will continue to select bible verses only to translate them to what they want their followers to know only. Worst some of these false teachers will go further by declaring Jesus as just a special man without divinity using 'Sola Scriptura'. Jehova's Witnesses had went this route and so Iglesia Ni Cristo. 


Iglesia Ni Cristo had been using several bible versions particularly Moffatt and Lamsa corrupted versions according to several bible scholars to suit what they want to teach and will declare true verses that belie their claims as purely Catholic scriptural errors. Therefore the only true verses in the bible to them will be those which they want to believe are true denying that all original verses were written by the Holy Spirit inspired ancient writers and those writings were deeply and carefully studied, analyzed, weighed, discussed and proven true in centuries with the guidance of the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus. Another bible version that Iglesia Ni Cristo uses is the (NASV) New American Standard Version.



The complete dialogue between Sola Scriptura defenders and John Salza J.D. an attorney and international acclaimed Catholic apologist, author and speaker, creator and producer of Apologetics 101 can be read in whole here at Sola Scriptura.

3. A quick retort to a defender of sola Scriptura
Eric: John, stop and think for a moment, are Roman Catholics Christians?  They are if they have trusted in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of their sins, and had a born again experience.  However, if they believe that the are saved by God's grace and their works, then they are not saved -- even if they believe their works are done by God's grace -- since they then deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice.  Being a Christian does not mean being a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholicism is not faithful to Scripture. Attached are Scripture verses and explanations that prove the Catholic Church is no longer representing Christianity, but apostasy.

J. Salza: Eric, you have no business quoting from the Bible to disprove the Catholic faith when it was the Catholic Church who gave you the Bible.  This is the brash arrogance of Protestant Christians, who are ignorant of history and twist the Scriptures to their own destruction. I call it “spoiled brat Christianity.” You despise the very Mother who gave you the Scriptures. The Bible is indeed the Word of God, but you only know that because the Catholic Church told you so.  How do you know what books should be in the Bible when the Bible doesn't tell you?  You only know it because the Catholic Church definitively declared the Bible canon at the end of the fourth century.
If the Bible canon is necessary for our salvation, but Christ did not reveal it to His apostles, then Christ must have established an authority that would guarantee the early Christians' determination of the Bible canon after He ascended into heaven.  This authority is the Holy Catholic Church.

There was no Bible as you know it for 400 years after Christ's death, and it wasn't even distributed for 1500 years after His death.  If the Bible is the only way to get us to heaven, then what happened to those millions of poor souls who never had a Bible during the 1500 year period?  Eric, you need to get familiar with basic history.  Jesus Christ established a Church to proclaim the good news.  He never intended on having the Bible be the sole infallible guide for the Christian faith.  This is why the Catholic Church is one, and your Protestant denominations are 30,000.

The Catholic Church wrote, translated, copied, and preserved God's written word throughout the ages.  That is the only reason you even have a Bible. Quit trying to interpret the Scriptures without the Church, because it is the Bible in the Church, the Church before the Bible, the Bible and the Church (both or neither).


Wisdom 1:5 For the Holy Spirit of discipline will flee from the deceitful, and will withdraw himself from thoughts that are without understanding, and he shall not abide when iniquity cometh in.

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth, (the gospel of your salvation;) in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury; but be ye filled with the holy Spirit,
Isaiah 63:10 But they provoked to wrath, and afflicted the spirit of his Holy One: and he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Matthew 12:28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.
Romans 8:14 For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

For whosoever are not led by the Spirit of God, they are not the sons of God, for they will hide the truth from their all their followers. Some church will go further by not encouraging their followers to read a bible to avoid getting confused - but the only logical reason is that they are afraid their followers will find out the real truth. Another approach they do is to read and explain only the verses that will attest to what they are teachings or just come out with books containing only their teachings to make sure their members don't find the truth from other true books or bible.  


False teachers will flood the world with corrupt translations of the Holy Bible which were written during the time of the Apostles and the church fathers. With their own translations, they will corrupt the minds and hearts of the faithful and to do this these liars have to teach them based on corrupted bible translations written by false teachers to undo the true teachings of the one true God, Jesus Christ. Some of them will have their own bible translations and some will use bibles translated by the protestants. Most notable anti-Christ bible translations are the ones translated by George Lamsa and Moffat. Beware of the teachings of all these non-Catholic churches as they will not lead you to heaven but to the one the father of all corruptions and lies - Satan. 



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2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
1 Paralipomenon (1 Chronicles) 25:7 And the number of them with their brethren, that taught the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two hundred and eighty-eight,
Isaias (Isaiah) 43:27 Thy first father sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.
1 Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither the things they say, nor whereof they affirm.
2 Timothy 4:3 For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:
Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Exodus 23:1 Thou shalt not receive the voice of a lie: neither shalt thou join thy hand to bear false witness for a wicked person.
Ecclesiasticus 34:4 What can be made clean by the unclean? and what truth can come from that which is false?

And how can Satan cast Satan? How can false teachers teach the truth if what they will teach will expel the devil? 
Mark 3:23 And after he had called them together, he said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan?
Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: how then shall his kingdom stand?
Luke 11:18 And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say, that through Beelzebub I cast out devils.                                                                                                                                  

The Messiah besides being the Son of God was to be called Emmanuel (God with us) (Isaiah 8:8)

THE WORD BECAME FLESH
TO US A CHILD IS BORN
‘’For to us a child is born, to us is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

The divinity and incarnation of Christ. John bears witness of him. He begins to call his disciples.

The "Word" became flesh but the world refused to recognize Him


(John 1:1-12, 13-14, 18)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.

John the Baptizer testify that in Jesus is life and that life is the light of men. 
8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him; the world did not recognize him.
11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God –
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only. Who came of the Father, full of grace and truth.
18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.

God was the Word in the beginning of time. Jesus was with God in the beginning. But the fallen angels will not worship Jesus that leads them to fall.

John the Baptist was sent ahead to testify to the truth God the Son is to become flesh and shall be called Jesus Christ. Jesus was in the world which was made through him and yet the world did not recognize and receive him.

Yet to all who have seen his glory and believed in him they were given the right to be called children of God.

John described that no one has ever seen the God except God the One and Only who was at his Father’s side. And the one who was at his Father’s side was the Son of God – Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:24 "But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
" Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God" -  there is no doubt here that Jesus Christ is God since he is the power and wisdom of God. No man can ever give power and wisdom to God unless he is God himself. And God came to this world as Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, to redeem mankind and provide salvation to all. 

1 Corinthians 8:6 "Yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him" 
In God all things were made and so with Jesus whom are all things came forth, and they are of separate distinct person but in one God. 

John 
17:5 "And now glorify thou me, O Father, with thyself, with the glory which I had, before the world was, with thee." Jesus is glorified of the Father as God with thyself just as he was before the creation.


THE HOLY BIBLE
IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.—the title "the Son of God" is frequently applied to Jesus Christ in the Gospels and Epistles. In the latter it is everywhere employed as a short formula for expressing His Divinity; and this usage throws light on the meaning to be attached to it in many passages of the Gospels. The angel announced: 32 "He shall be great and will be called the Son of the most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. 35 ….So the Holy one to be born will be called the “Son of God”. (Luke 1:32, 35).

Nathaniel, at his first meeting, called Him the Son of God. Then Nathaniel declared “Rabbi you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” (John 1:49).

The devils called Him by the same name and so the Jews ironically and the Apostles after He quelled the storm. In all these cases its meaning was equivalent to the Messiah, at least. But much more is implied in the confession of St. Peter, the testimony of the Father, and the words of Jesus Christ.

CONFESSION OF ST. PETER - We read in Matthew 16:15, 16: 15 "But what about you?” he asked. “Who do say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but my Father who in heaven." The parallel passages have: "You are the Christ" (Mark 8:29), "The Christ of God" (Luke 9:20). 
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

At the Baptism"16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:16-17). 

"And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." (Mark 1:11) (Luke 3:22).


TRANSFIGURATION
At the Transfiguration"And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my Son, whom I love, with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" (Matthew 17:5)(Mark 9:6) (Luke 9:35).

The key to this is contained in His words, after the Resurrection: "I ascend to my Father and to your Father" (John 20:17)He always speaks of my Father, never of our Father. He said to the disciples: "Thus then shall you pray: Our Father", etc. He everywhere draws the clearest possible distinction between the way in which God was His Father and in which He was the Father of all creatures. His expressions clearly prove that He claimed to be of the same nature with God; and His claims to Divine Sonship are contained very clearly in the Synoptic Gospels, though not as frequently as in St. John.

"Did you not know, that I must be about my father's business?" (Luke 2:49)

21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’
23 Then I will I tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me you evildoers!’ 
(Matthew 7:21-23). 

"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven." (Matthew 10:32). 

REST FOR THE WEARY

25 At that time Jesus said: I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.
26 Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
27 All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
(Matthew 11:25-30)

(Luke 10:21-22). In verses 23-24, Jesus blessed those who believed and see.
[21] In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord ofheaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight. 
[22] All things are delivered to me by my Father; and no one knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and to whom the Son will reveal him. 
[23] And turning to his disciples, he said: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. 
[24] For I say to you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them.

ASCENSION
THE GREAT COMMISSION
"19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20).



St. Paul.St. Paul in the Epistles, which were written much earlier than most of our Gospels, clearly teaches the Divinity of Jesus Christ, and that He was the true Son of God; and it is important to remember that his enemies the Judaizers never dared to attack this teaching, a fact which proves that they could not find the smallest semblance of a discrepancy between his doctrines on this point and that of the other Apostles.

The Holy Spirit of God dwelt among us.

Ephesians 4:30 
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
  1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 Thessalonians 4:8 
Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God, who also hath given his holy Spirit in us.


Isaias (Isaiah) 63:10 
But they provoked to wrath, and afflicted the spirit of his Holy One: and he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.


Isaias (Isaiah) 63:11 
And he remembered the days of old of Moses, and of his people: Where is he that brought them up out of the sea, with the shepherds of his flock? where is he that put in the midst of them the spirit of his Holy One?


Luke 4:1 
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert


Ephesians 2:22 
In whom you also are built together into an habitation of God in the Spirit.


1 Corinthians 3:16 
Know you not, that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?


1 Corinthians 2:11 
For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God.


Genesis 41:38 
And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God?


Exodus 35:31 
And hath filled him with the spirit of God, with wisdom and understanding and knowledge and all learning.


Job 27:3 
As long as breath remaineth in me, and the spirit of God in my nostrils,


Job 33:4 The spirit of God made me, and the breath of the Almighty gave me life. 

Ezeckiel 11:24 And the spirit lifted me up, and brought me into Chaldea, to them of the captivity, in vision, by the spirit of God: and the vision which I had seen was taken up from me. 

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened to him: and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him. 

Matthew 12:28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you. 

Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.





The divinity and incarnation of Christ. 
John bears witness of him. 
He begins to call his disciples.
[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
[2] The same was in the beginning with God. 
[3] All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. 
[4] In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  
[14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 
[27] The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose. 
John 1:1-4,14,27

Whoever denies this, denies God the Father in heaven and is an Antichrist.

Thomas answered, and said to him: "My Lord, and my God". John 20:28