Jesus Christ is the only Way and Truth and Life - No one comes to the Father except by Him.

For as it was not possible that the man who had once for all been conquered, and who had been destroyed through disobedience, could reform himself, and obtain the prize of victory; and as it was also impossible that he could attain to salvation who had fallen under the power of sin,-the Son effected both these things, being the Word of God, descending from the Father, becoming incarnate, stooping low, even to death, and consummating the arranged plan of our salvation, upon whom [Paul], exhorting us unhesitatingly to believe, again says, "Who shall ascend into heaven? that is, to bring down Christ; or who shall descend into the deep? that is, to liberate Christ again from the dead." Then he continues, "If thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved." And he renders the reason why the Son of God did these things, saying, "For to this end Christ both lived, and died, and revived, that He might rule over the living and the dead." And again, writing to the Corinthians, he declares, "But we preach Christ Jesus crucified; "and adds, "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? " - St. Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book III, Chapter XVIII, Section 2.

See: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Traditional Catholic Prayers: January 1 is the Feast of the Circumcision - January 6 Epiphany

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Monday, June 24, 2013

At the end of time

We are not given to know the end of time in terms of a hard date. We are assured of that fact by Sacred Scripture, by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself:

Gospel According to Saint Matthew,  Chapter 24: 36 But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone.

Gospel According to Saint Mark, Chapter 13:32 But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.

The Greek in St. Mark is explicit - it says Christ as the Immortal Son knows with the Father both the day and the hour. What they know, their Holy Spirit Who is the third person of the Blessed Trinity the Holy Spirit the Paraclete, knows. The Holy Triune Omnipotent Omniscient All Holy Lord God, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Holy Holy Holy Lord God Pantocrator, Infinite and All Powerful Creator and Ruler over all that has been created, unrestrained and uncontained by their creation and ubiquitously present throughout all of creation knows all that has ever been and is and will ever be. This knowledge they have perfectly possessed from before all time and creation and have always perfectly possessed and will always perfectly possess.

They are not telling us the day and the hour and have not even told the elect angels nor any of the saints, including the blessed virgin Mary.

It will come on a sudden and there will be no escaping it.

The last book of the bible, the Apocalypse, tells us all the signs that lead up to it. Also included is the entire history of God's creation in types and prophecy.

See: The Apocalypse, the Book of the Revelation