The Catholic Church has many of its miracles medically and scientifically approved,
Google the Miracle of Laciano (where the Eucharist turned into Jesus actual flesh and blood and has remained incorrupt for 200 years, and is blood type AB, same blood type as the Shroud of Turin),
The Catholic Church has many of its miracles medically and scientifically approved,
In the New Testament Jesus clearly says He is God.
The Old Testament prophecies that Jesus the Messiah is God;
It is not possible to convince anyone of the Truth unless they are truly seeking the Truth.
When I was but a few days old I was dead in my crib; I was rushed to the local parish (a few miles away) and at the pouring of the Baptismal water I breathed again!
In a time and place with no recording devices and no medical witness of such event it must be taken on faith that this actually took place.
Faith is the essence of Christians. However, Faith is Given to us by Christ since He is the origin and completeness of Faith.
Scriptures Reveals that Christ, the Messiah, the Immanuel, the Lamb of God, existed with, along side of God, and as God from the Beginning:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (St. John 1)
We are Taught in Genesis that Yahweh God Created, out of nothing, the Universe; still, it is also Revealed in Scriptures that Jesus Created all that Exists:
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. 5 And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (St. John 1)
There are those who even when learning of these Revelations doubt the Truth (Jesus) so the Father makes it quite clear and uncontestable that Jesus, the God that Saves, His Son, is God:
31 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. 33 And of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? 35 And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (St. Luke 1)
6 And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith: And let all the angels of God adore him. 7 And to the angels indeed he saith: He that maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8 But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (Hebrews 1)
These examples, which are not the only Revelation about Jesus’ Divinity, should remove all doubt from any mind/heart.
Catholic website citing 50 Biblical Proofs that Jesus is God;
Jesus, pre-Incarnate Word, emptied Himself of His Divinity in order to assimilate the creature, man.
John the Baptist introduced Jesus as the Lamb of God. What was the purpose of the Lamb of God, to Reveal to man all of the Mysteries of God? As the Son of man, Jesus is not here to prove His Divinity but to Bridge the Gap between man and God.
But is it “the Son of man” or “son of a man?”
Now, if it is Jesus that this Psalm speak about, how can you reconcile this:
16 For dogs have surrounded Me;
The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
They pierced My hands and My feet;
17 I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.
18 They divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots. (Psalm 22)
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. (Psalm 16)
Have/are all humans going to experience this?
Now, let’s look at the context and content together:
3 Do not put your trust in princes,
Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 His spirit departs, he returns to his earth;
In that very day his plans perish.
5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that is in them;
Who keeps truth forever, (Psalm 146)
Do not trust in man; trust only in God!
Yeah, the Jehovah Witnesses hit themselves with similar seeming Scriptural conundrums as they visualize an ancient old man teaching the Son the things He is to say and do; they fail to accept that God is Spirit (St. John 4); hence, He is not limited to temporal values.
Along with the above (St. John 17:16), you can only understand this if you allow the Holy Spirit to Enlighten you:
*The Word: God that Exists along side God, from the Beginning
*The Incarnate Word: Jesus: God Who Comes to His Own to Keep His Promise
*Jesus, the Immanuel, the Messiah: both the Word and the Lamb (Son) of God, Who is Sacrificed for the benefit the whole world
*Jesus, the Lamb of God, Who is rejected by His own people so that the Gentiles can gain access to God’s Salvific Plan
*Resurrected Jesus: the King of kings, the Lord of lords: the Life and Light of the world: the Alpha and the Omega: the Beginning and the End.
In your version it is “son of man”. Wasn’t Jesus the Son of Man?
If this almost became Church dogma in C4 (Arianism) then you would not be alone in having such doubts nor a reasonable basis for them.
However the HS eventually guided our Church, against all odds, otherwise.
So its as matter of faith and not provable (and also because you were born into an RC Church not an Arian Church!)
We all have doubts now and then.
John 10:30 “I and the Father are one” should do the trick. The Jews immediately took up stones to stone him for blasphemy. Scripturally speaking, it doesn’t get much more clear-cut than that.
It is not about “my” version.
My intent was to offer that Jesus’ title as the “Son of man” is different from the generic son of man that may be found in other passages of Sacred Writing… compare with the following:
13 I beheld therefore in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the Ancient of days: and they presented him before him. 14 And he gave him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes and tongues shall serve him: his power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away: and his kingdom that shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7)
Now, we know from Revelation that Jesus (His Sacrifice) made it possible for man to be Saved and that all who Believe in Him, His Name, are granted the Gift of Becoming children of God, would you then surmised that the vision is speaking about every man and woman ever born who find themselves Saved, in Jesus or would you surmised that it this title (reference) is of Singular value and that it references only Jesus?
Don’t forget to factor in all Scriptures not just the words that are presented (a son of man)–that is, can this title be applied to all of humanity even when Scriptures are conforming to one Singularity?:
10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by him this man standeth here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4)
11 For it is written: As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 Therefore every one of us shall render account to God for himself. (Romans 14)
9 For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names: 10 That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: 11 And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2)
So we must take Scriptures as a whole not simply bits and pieces that we divorce from the rest of Scriptures. Revelation is not about a few tidbits that man can manipulate; Revelation is the Word of God (as in the Name of God) not multiples of words and understandings.
Consider right from the above passage:
God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names
Does this means that the Name Jesus or Yeshua is above the Name Yahweh?
Consider too that Jesus makes a very interesting pronouncement:
6 I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou hast given me out of the world. (St. John 17:6a)
Have you noticed that not once does Jesus Call the Father anything other than the Father or God? So did Jesus Reveal “Abba” as the Name of God or is it the I AM or is it the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?
Perhaps, “the Son of man?”
This is a very important passage, but do you find this passage in the gospel of Matthew, or in the gospel of Mark or in the gospel of Luke? It appears that this passage also contradicts the fact that only the Father knows the day and the hour and that the Son does not. If they are one, shouldn’t they both know the day and the hour? Some Arians interpret this passage to mean that the Father and the Son are one in intentions, standards and values (but not in essence).
Matthew 12:6 then. “Something greater than the temple” could only be God.
The problem lies in our finite understanding and coping system: we rely in our own intellect and not in God’s Revelation (the Holy Spirit).
Now, is the Holy Spirit mentioned once in Creation or Jesus?
Yet, it is Revealed that the Holy Spirit is the means by which God Creates (Gives Life) and it is also Revealed that Jesus is the Life of the world, the One Who Created everything that is both seen and unseen… so how many Creators are there?
What of Jesus Resurrection? Who Resurrected Him? Was it the Father (Scriptures say so) or was it the Son (Scriptures say so) or was it the Holy Spirit (Scriptures say so)? So Who really Resurrected Christ?
None can come to Jesus unless the Father send them, right?
Yet non can know the Father (in order to be sent) unless the Son reveals the Father to him/her, correct?
The above is compounded with the fact that only the Holy Spirit makes friends of God of those who purportedly are seeking God.
So the great conundrum, how can we access the Father without the Son, the Son without the Father, the Father and the Son without the Holy Spirit? Yet, the Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father and the Son…
So Arianism has it wrong!
It is the reason why Jesus waned that there’s one sin unforgivable both in this life and the Next! Without the Holy Spirit’s Intercession man cannot access God.
All proof is futile, unless we have been first chosen by the Father.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him,
and I will raise him on the last day.
Actually no proof is needed for those who have faith!
Do you recommend not answering questions from Muslims or Jehovah’s Witnesses if they ask about this?