Why has the Smithsonian Thread Disappeared?

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Charity, TOm

Tom, at Church tonight we discussed the Eucharist
**We have one of the LDS Faith who has a major in theology and has decided to become Catholic. His wife is upset, but supports him in his decision. She also attends when she can. Tonight he began to speak about Johns Gospel chapter 6. He told the class to read the later half very carefully. I mentioned that one should also read the first part of John 6, the Miracles. Ryan said yes, but it is long, if you are going to read John 6 read the later half first. He looked around and said this. "some have said that Jesus is talking about this in the sense of a symbol until His return. But he said that in knowing Greek he was speaking anything but a symbol. The Eucharist is at the core of who we are as Christians. It is life giving and it does transform you from within. It is the very thing that has overflowed to all Christian sects in order for them to know the name of Christ. It is the one act that has kept the Passion of Christ alive. It connects all the dots, all the healing Sacraments together and holds them for all generations to come. Communion is the miracle of Miracles. Take note to John 6:66. We could talk about this Miracle. **

Church Fathers below on*The Supremacy of Christ *
John 1:17 "…For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."
We can only come to know grace and truth, on the other hand Jesus is Grace and Truth.
Jesus is one Spirit with God, God is Spirit, we on the other hand have been gifted this Spirit in us.

Philippians 2:9-11***
*Therefore GOD also has exalted Him and has bestowed upon Him the name
that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend
of those in Heaven, on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of GOD the Father

Saint Athanasius (aprox. AD 373) "…the son of God became the Son of Man so that sons of men could become sons of God…"

Colossians 1:15-20 Regarding Jesus:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

John 8:58, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I Am” … “So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple” (John 8:59).

In John 20:28, “My Lord and my God!”

In Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped”

I am the First and I am the Last; besides me there is no god’" (Is. 44:6; cf. 41:4, 48:12).

“When I saw him, Christ, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand upon me, saying, ‘Fear not, I am the First and the Last’” (Rev. 1:17). “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the First and the Last, who died and came to life’” (Rev. 2:8). “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the beginning and the end” (Rev. 22:12–13).

Ignatius of Antioch

“Ignatius, also called Theophorus, to the Church at Ephesus in Asia . . . predestined from eternity for a glory that is lasting and unchanging, united and chosen through true suffering by the will of the Father in Jesus Christ our God” (*Letter to the Ephesians *1 [A.D. 110]).

“For our God, Jesus Christ, was conceived by Mary in accord with God’s plan: of the seed of David, it is true, but also of the Holy Spirit” (ibid.,18:2).

“[T]o the Church beloved and enlightened after the love of Jesus Christ, our God, by the will of him that has willed everything which is” (*Letter to the Romans *1 [A.D. 110]).


“[Christians] are they who, above every people of the earth, have found the truth, for they acknowledge God, the Creator and maker of all things, in the only-begotten Son and in the Holy Spirit” (*Apology *16 [A.D. 140]).

Tatian the Syrian

“We are not playing the fool, you Greeks, nor do we talk nonsense, when we report that God was born in the form of a man” (*Address to the Greeks *21 [A.D. 170]).

[quote=TOmNossor]It seem that this thread has now been purged from Catholic Answers. Is this a temporary glitch? Will it return? Is there some other reason?

Charity, TOm

I don’t know, but I enjoyed your discussions although didn’t engage in them. Your posts were excellent and your heart was in the right place. I know you don’t want to re-invent the wheel - but maybe start another thread focusing on some aspect of Mormonism that you would like to discuss.

By the way, you can send an email to a moderator and have your question answered (probably).


I was sort of wondering where it went to.

The discussion went off topic and the charity level was going down. It was moved to a moderator section of the forums. If it returns, it will be closed.

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