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John 17 - Podcast 1

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (2)

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My first podcast on John 17, Caiaphas vs. Jesus, and I AM ! With the William Tell Overture thrown in for good measure!

DOWNLOAD THIS PODCAST to your computer or smartphone by RIGHT clicking on the link, and then click on "save as" (29 megs, 30 minutes, 22 seconds).

Theology and the Bible

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 11:47 AM Comments comments (0)

You will find that theology is hard...Reading the bible from a literal perspective is what most people to, but there is also the moral perspective (how it refers to you), the allegorical perspective (how it refers to Jesus), and the anagogical perspective (how it refers to the future heaven and earth).


And there is also biblical typology, where OT people or events reference NT people or events. For instance -

 

  • The Passover where the Jews had to eat the sacrificial lamb to save their first born son directly parallels the Eucharist, where Catholics have to eat the sacificial lamb (Jesus) in order for us to be saved (from John 6).  
  • Psalm 22 and Wisdom 2 are direct references to the Passion of Jesus Christ.
  • Moses changed the water of the Nile to blood; Jesus changed water into wine, and later changed wine into his blood, the fruit of the Vine (Jesus is the vine, we are the branches).
  •  Eve, an immaculately created virgin, said yes to the spirit Lucifer and ate of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and allowed sin to enter the world. Mary, also an immaculately created virgin, said yes to the spirit Gabriel and allowed the Bread of Life to enter the world, bringing salvation to us from the tree known as the cross.

 

The list is practically endless, but most people don't ever connect the typology dots.



The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Eucharist

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM Comments comments (0)

The Eucharist is the Body and Blood and Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, and there have been many Eucharistic miracles (Google that term) that prove it. When Jesus said "This IS my body" at the Last Supper, he wasn't kidding. John 6 is pretty plain that we MUST eat his flesh and drink his blood to have eternal life.


The devil is a roaring lion who wants to consume us, according to Peter, for our damnation. Jesus on the other hand, is the Lion of Judah, who wants us to consume him for our salvation.


Just as Adam ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil for our damnation, we now have to eat the fruit of the tree of life (the cross) to have salvation.


Eve, an immaculately created virgin, said yes to the spirit lucifer and gave the world forbidden fruit and allowed sin to enter the world for our death. Years later, Mary, also an immaculately created virgin, said yes to the spirit Gabriel and and gave the world the Eucharist which allowed salvation to enter the world for eternal life.


Don't believe Mary is pure and holy from conception? Well, the Bible says that you shall know a tree by its fruit, and according to Elizabeth, "Blessed is the FRUIT of her womb".