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.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jesus and Mary – the truth

Jesus and Mary – the truth

From the First Century Eucharistic Liturgy of St. James of Jerusalem.

 “Make the end of our lives Christian, acceptable, blameless, and peaceful, O Lord, gathering us together, O Lord Jesus Christ Our Only Lord and Saviour, under the feet of Thee joining us with Thine elect, when Thou wilt, and as Thou wilt; only without shame and transgressions, through Thy only-begotten Son Jesus Christ; for He is the only sinless one who hath appeared on the earth, a propitiation for our transgressions and the errors of the people; and for the rest of the souls that have fallen asleep aforetime; that we also, Thy humble, sinful, and unworthy servants, being counted worthy without guile to serve Thy Holy Altar, may receive the reward of faithful and wise stewards, and may find grace and mercy in the terrible day of Thy just and good retribution. For the peace and establishing of the whole world, and of the holy churches* of God, and for the purposes for which each one made his offering, or according to the desire he has; and for the people standing round, and for all men, and all women at the moment of conception and all Thy repentant.”
[*notice churches is plural – not bound to one earthly mortal man, that is emphatically on purpose]

St. James makes it absolutely adamantly clear that Jesus Christ is the ONLY sinless one. The so-called sinlessness of Mary is a late medieval myth and yet another attempt to make her a goddess.

St. James’ Liturgy, composed by him in the first century by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit reads: Thy only-begotten Son Jesus Christ; for He is the only sinless one who hath appeared on the earth,”

It is absolute -  “…Son Jesus Christ; for He is the only sinless one who hath appeared on the earth…”

Jesus Christ is the only sinless one who has appeared on earth. Mary is not the immaculate. Only that, she immaculately conceived by the sovereign power of the Holy Spirit, not by any power of hers, the Immortal son of God Jesus Christ on earth. Jesus Christ’s conception was Immaculate – NOT Mary’s conception from her mother.

Church Father Pope St. Gregory the Great, one of the four great western doctors of the church, in his 39th Epistle, To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria, who Pope St. Gregory the Great taught elsewhere was an equal Petrine Bishop and Patriarch to Himself, quoting Mark 11:13 and John 2:4 “Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.” (words of the verse supplied by Pope St. Gregory the Great), emphatically states that only in His divine nature from God the Father does Jesus Christ possess the knowledge of prophecy especially of the date of His Second Coming which knowledge He shares with the other two Persons of the Trinity - but they do not reveal this to anyone else; further Pope St. Gregory the Great teaches that ONLY from God the Father does His Son Jesus Christ receive the power to perform miracles and from His mother, Mary, He only receives the ability to die. Pope St. Gregory the Great is absolutely unreservedly emphatic in this; Mary is not a prophetess nor is she source of nor does she share in Jesus Christ’s power of miracles nor in His knowledge of Prophecy. Mary has none of the attributes of the Divine Immortal alone possessing Aseity All Holy Immortal from everlasting to everlasting God, the Blessed and Undivided and Ubiqutos All Present and Almighty Trinity, the Father and the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete sent by the Father and the Son. Her only prophecy is the inspired prayer (by the sovereign action of the Holy Spirit) she makes when she accepts God’s proposal that she bear His Son Jesus Christ upon earth, subsuming flesh from her: the Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55.

Mark 11:13 And when he had seen afar off a fig tree having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing on it.  And when he was come to it, he found nothing but leaves: for it was not the time for figs.

John 2:4 “Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.”

Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55
46 And Mary said: “My soul doth magnify the Lord:
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Saviour.
48 Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty hath done great things to me: and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is from generation to generations, to them that fear him.
51 He hath showed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
53 He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54 He hath received Israel, his servant, being mindful of his mercy.
55 As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed, for ever.”

The seed is the Only Engendered One of God from before all time and creation, Jesus Christ – seed refers to His taking flesh from the virgin Mary. This is Mary’s ONLY prophecy ever and it came ONLY because of the sovereign power of the Holy Spirit, Third Person of God the Sovereign and Almighty Trinity.