[fdmilkis;2281366]Hello again I’ll get straight to the point
- Jesus gave his apostles authorities to spread the word of God correct? And there are mentions of many churchs in the New Testament such as the ones in minor Asia. Did the apostles establish those churches? Do they still have apostolic succession?
Yes, They are churches as in different community churches but part of the one doctrine (Eph 4:5) of faith. Jesus said that the church should be one John (17:21)
4) Is this correct? “By dying on the cross, Jesus Christ repaired Mankind’s relationship with God. However, Jesus did not repair man’s relationship with each other thus we have purgatory.”
No that’s not quite right. Jesus’ death did repaired mans inability to go and be in heaven with God, but His death on the cross was more so to redeem us not to take away all freedom to sin. Purgatory isn’t just for our sins against each other, for when we sin we don’t just sin against each other, but more so against God. All sin is a direct disobedience against God; purgatory is a purging of the sin we fail to relinquish over to God in this life, it is the final step of our sanctification.
- could I say to someone else that the Old Testament was more of a prototype of Human race. That is why God destroyed many cities, killed few
people etc etc to show what is good and what is bad. And by redeeming the human race (Jesus), God has perfected the human race and gave the Church authority?
The human race isn’t perfected, Jesus’ death didn’t perfect the human race but redeemed it for those who would by faith trust in Him, Col 1:24. Jesus did establish an authoritative church Mt 16:15-19, 18:18, 1 Tim 3:15. History shows it was the Catholic church; Apostles and Nicean creeds are evidence of this.
- Jesus is more referred to as the Word of God in the time of Old Testament. Is the term “Word” literally mean word? Does that mean whenever God said anything it was Jesus who was doing the talking or something?
No when God the Father speaks it is Him who speaks, Jesus and the Holy Spirit they are speaking as persons. Some say that when God speaks it is actually Jesus speaking, but that’s false, it’s called modalism an early church heresy. The Trinity is three persons one God.
Was Jesus or Word a spirit before incarnation?
thank a lot in advance.
Yes, Jesus was always the word and was a Spirit before taking on a human body in whats called the incarnation.
The word “Word” in Greek is logos John 1:1. Haydocks commentary says this about Jesus…
In the beginning was the word: or rather, the word was in the beginning. The eternal word, the increated wisdom, the second Person of the blessed Trinity, the only begotten Son of the Father, as he is here called (ver. 14.) of the same nature and substance, and the same God, with the Father and Holy Ghost. This word was always; so that it was never true to say, he was not, as the Arians blasphemed. This word was in the beginning. Some, by the beginning, expound the Father himself, in whom he was always. Others give this plain and obvious sense, that the word, or the Son of God, was, when all other things began to have a being; he never began, but was from all eternity. — And the word was with God; i.e. was with the Father; and as it is said, (ver. 18) in the bosom of the Father; which implies, that he is indeed a distinct person, but the same in nature and substance with the Father and the Holy Ghost. This is repeated again in the second verse, as repetitions are very frequent in St. John. — And the word was God. This without question is the construction; where, according to the letter we read, and God was the word. (Witham) — The Greek for the word is Greek: Logos, which signifies not only the exterior word, but also the interior word, or thought; and in this latter sense it is taken here. (Bible de Vence) — Philo Judæus, in the apostolic age, uses the word Greek: Logos, p. 823, to personify the wisdom and the power of God. Greek: Logos estin eikon Theou di ou sumpas o Kosmos edemiourgeito. By a similar metonymy, Jesus Christ is called the way, the truth, the life, the resurrection. — And the word was God. Here the eternity and the divinity of the second Person are incontrovertibly established; or, we must say that language has no longer a fixed meaning, and that it is impossible to establish any point whatever from the words of Scripture. (Haydock)