Jesus Warned About This!

October 9, 2019   |   Category: End of the Age   |   Tags: ,


 

In a recent interview, Pope Francis claimed that Jesus was an exceptional man, but not at all a God. Is this true? Was Jesus just a man and not God? What does the Bible say? We will answer these and other questions on today’s edition of End of the Age!

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  1. The today’s Jerusalem is Not the same that was in Jesus’s times, Because the original one was Destroyed, and they build another one, on a Completely Another location, that is still standing today . So, everything that is connected with the Today’s “Jerusalem” is just deception from the Antichrist and the deceived evil people. Amennn !!! ! !!!

  2. The Old Jews have Not recognised Him , and neither have the “new jews – the New Pharisees ” recognised The Almighty – The Messiah . And so, the confused evil people have missed His Incarnation 2000 years ago , becaus : ” the darkness did not recognise The Light … ” . He Is The Light – The Life. Peace with you until the Second Arrival in the Next Decade , immediately after The End of the “world” in the Next Decade .

  3. That poor brother “pope” (spiritually poor) has spoiled himself beyond the level. Peace with you , until the Second Arrival in the Next Decade , immediately after The End of the “world” in the Next Decade.

  4. I believe Jesus was God but my human mind can’t comprehend
    1- Jesus cried out to God on the cross, my God why have you forsaken me.
    2- Jesus sits at the right hand side of God
    But I do believe Jesus is God!

    • Doug Norvell

      Who Did Jesus Pray To?
      Do the prayers of Christ indicate a distinction of persons between Jesus and the Father? No. On the contrary, His praying indicates a distinction between the Son of God and God. Jesus prayed in His humanity, not in His deity. If the prayers of Jesus demonstrate that the divine nature of Jesus is different from the Father, then Jesus is inferior to the Father in deity. In other words, if Jesus prayed as God then His position in the Godhead would be somehow inferior to the other “persons.” This one example effectively destroys the concept of a trinity of coequal persons. How can God pray and still be God? By definition,
      God in His omnipotence has no need to pray and in His oneness has no other to whom He can pray. If the prayers of Jesus prove there are two persons in the Godhead, then one of those persons is subordinate to the other and therefore not fully or truly God.
      What, then, is the explanation of the prayers of Christ? It can only be that the man Jesus prayed to the eternal Spirit of God. God did not need help; only the man did. As Jesus said at the Garden of Gethsemane, “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). Hebrews 5:7 makes it clear that
      Jesus needed to pray only during “the days of his flesh.” During the prayer at Gethsemane, the human will submitted to the divine will. Through prayer He as a human learned to submit and be obedient to the Spirit of God (Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 5:7-8). This was not a struggle between two divine wills but the submission of the human will to the divine will. As a man Jesus submitted Himself to and received strength from the Spirit of God. Some may object to this explanation, contending that it means Jesus prayed to Himself. However, we must realize that, unlike any other human being, Jesus had two perfect and complete natures—humanity and deity. What would be absurd or impossible for an ordinary person is not so strange with Jesus. We do not say Jesus prayed to Himself, for this would incorrectly imply that the man was the same as the Spirit. Rather, we say that the man prayed to the Spirit of God, while also recognizing that the Spirit dwelt in the man. The choice is simple. Either Jesus as God prayed to the Father or Jesus as man prayed to the Father. If the former were true, then we have a form of subordinationism or Arianism in which one person in the Godhead is inferior to, not coequal with, another person in the Godhead. This contradicts the biblical concept of one God, the full deity of Jesus, and the omnipotence of God. If the second alternative is correct, and we believe that it is, then no distinction of persons in the Godhead exists. The only distinction is between humanity and deity, not between God and
      God.
      “My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?”
      This verse (Matthew 27:46) cannot describe an actual separation between Father and Son because Jesus is the Father incarnate. Jesus said, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). The Bible states that “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself” (II Corinthians 5:19). Jesus was God the Father made manifest in flesh to reconcile the world to Himself. The cry of Jesus on the cross does not mean that the Spirit of God had departed from the body, but that there was no help from the Spirit in His sacrificial death of substitution for sinful humanity. It was not one person of the Godhead being deserted by another,
      but the man feeling the wrath and judgment of God upon the sins of humanity. There were not two sons—a divine son and a
      human son—but there were two natures—deity and humanity—joined in one person. The divine Spirit could not be separated from the human nature and life continue. But in His agonizing process of dying, Jesus suffered the pains of our sins. Dying became death when He yielded His Spirit. In other words, what Jesus meant when He cried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” was that He had taken the place of sinful humans on the cross and was suffering the full punishment for sin. There was no abatement of suffering because of His deity. Since all have sinned (Romans 3:23) and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), all humanity (except for the sinless Christ) deserved to die. Christ took our place and suffered the death that we deserved (Romans 5:6-9). Jesus was more than a courageous martyr like Stephen and more than an Old Testament sacrifice, because He died in our place and experienced for a time the death we deserved. On the cross, He tasted death for every person (Hebrews 2:9). This death was more than physical death; it also involved spiritual death, which is separation from God (II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:14). No one alive on earth has felt this spiritual death in its fullest degree, because all of us live, move, and have our being in God (Acts 17:28). Even the atheist
      enjoys many good things such as joy, love, and life itself. Every good thing comes from God (James 1:17), and all life originates from Him and is upheld by Him. But Jesus tasted ultimate death—the separation from God that a sinner will feel in the lake of fire. He felt the anguish, hopelessness, and despair as if He were a person eternally forsaken by God. So the man Jesus cried out on the cross as Jesus took on the sin of the whole world and felt the eternal punishment of separation for that sin (I Peter 2:24). We must not assume that the Spirit of God departed from the body of Jesus the moment He uttered the words, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” The divine Spirit left the human body only at death. Hebrews 9:14 says that Christ offered Himself to God through the eternal Spirit. Moreover, Jesus told His disciples with respect to His death, “Behold, the
      hour cometh, yea, is now come, that he shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me” (John 16:32). Thus, the eternal Spirit of God, the Father, did not leave the human body of Christ until Christ’s death.

      THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD

      BY DAVID K. BERNARD

      The Bible teaches that God is an invisible Spirit, yet it also describes Him in terms that relate to the human body. Many Trinitarians use these descriptions to support their doctrine, particularly passages that speak of the right hand of God and the face of God. Let us investigate what the Bible means by these terms.

      John 4:24 says, “God is a Spirit,” or “God is spirit” (NIV). This means His eternal essence is not human or physical. Apart from the Incarnation, God does not have a physical body. “A spirit hath not flesh and bones” (Luke 24:39). God the Father is not “flesh and blood” (Matthew 16:17).

      Because He is a Spirit, God is invisible to humans. “No man hath seen God at any time” (John 1:18). “No man hath seen, nor can see” Him (I Timothy 6:16).

      Moreover, the Bible teaches that God is omnipresent: His Spirit fills the universe. “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me” (Psalm 139:7-10).

      These facts about God show that we cannot understand the physical descriptions of Him in a grossly “letteristic” way. We are to interpret the Bible according to the ordinary, apparent, grammatical, historical meaning of its words, just as we do with other forms of speech and writing. In doing so, we will recognize that all human communication, including the Bible, uses figurative language. We are not free to impose an allegorical interpretation upon Scripture, but when the Bible itself indicates that we are to understand certain phrases or passages in a figurative way, then that is how we must interpret them.

      When we read about God’s eyes, nostrils, heart, feet, hands, and wings, it is clear from the rest of Scripture that we are not dealing with a human, beast, or fowl. The Bible does not use these terms to describe a physical being, but to give us insight into the nature, character, and attributes of God. For instance, God expresses His sovereignty by saying, “The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” (Isaiah 66:1). The Bible describes God’s miraculous power as “the finger of God” and “the blast of thy nostrils” (Exodus 8:19;15:8); His omniscience and omnipresence by saying, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place” (Proverbs 15:3); His protection by speaking of “the shadow of thy wings” (Psalm 36:7); and His sorrow over human sin as having grieved him at his heart” (Genesis 6:6).

      It would be foolish to conclude from these passages that God is a giant who props up His feet on the North Pole, blows air from His nostrils, focuses his eyes to see us, uses wings to fly, and has a blood-pumping organ. Rather the Bible uses concepts taken from our human experience to enable us to understand the characteristics of God’s spiritual nature.

      THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RIGHT HAND

      This principle is especially true when the Bible speaks of the right hand of God. Since most humans are right-handed, in most cultures the right hand signifies strength, skill, and dexterity. The very word dexterity comes from the Latin word dexter, meaning “on the right side.” In ancient times, the most honored guest was seated on the right hand of the host. As a result, in Hebrew, Greek, and English the right hand is a metaphor for power and honor.

      The Bible uses this metaphor repeatedly with reference to humans as well as God. Of course, in some passages the Bible uses “right” or “right hand” in its locational meaning, in contrast to “left” or “left hand. ” But many times the use of “right hand” is figurative. Since God does not have a physical right hand (apart from the Incarnation) and is not confined to a physical location, when the Bible speaks of His right hand, it speaks figuratively or metaphorically.

      A study of the “right hand” passages in the Bible reveals that the right hand of God represents His almighty power, His omnipotence, particularly in bestowing salvation, deliverance, victory, and preservation. “My right hand hath spanned the heavens” (Isaiah 48:13). `Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy…. Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them” (Exodus 15:6,12). “His right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory* (Psalm 98:1). “Thy right hand shall save me” (Psalm 138:7). “I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10). There are numerous other examples where the Bible uses “right hand” as a metaphor for power. [1]

      In Scripture, the right hand also signifies the position of honor, blessing, and preeminence. “At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11). “Thy right hand is full of righteousness” (Psalm 48:10). “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left” (Ecclesiastes 10:2).

      When Jacob blessed Joseph’s two sons, Joseph wanted him to put his right hand upon Manasseh, the older son, to signify that he would have preeminence. Joseph insisted, “This is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head” (Genesis 48:18). Jacob refused, in a reversal of normal procedure, saying, “Truly his younger brother shall be greater than he” (Genesis 48:19). (For other examples where the right hand means a position of favor or preeminence, see Exodus 29:20; Leviticus 8:23; 14:14-28; Psalm 45:9; 110:1; Jeremiah 22:24; Matthew 25:33-34.)

      JESUS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD

      So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God (Mark 16:19).

      Many passages in the New Testament tell us that Jesus sits on the right hand of God. As we have already seen, it would be a mistake to interpret this description to mean that Jesus sits eternally on top of a giant divine hand or at the side of another divine personage. How could we determine what is the right hand of the omnipresent Spirit of God?

      The obvious purpose of this description is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ. By using this phrase, the New Testament tells us that Jesus is not merely a man, but He is a man who has been invested with the almighty power of the indwelling Spirit of God and who has been exalted to the position of highest honor.

      Since verses like Mark 16:19 speak of Jesus as being “on the right hand of God,” some people suppose that in heaven they will see two divine persons, the Father and the Son, sitting or standing side by side. But no one has ever seen or can see God’s invisible presence (I Timothy 6:16); no one can see God apart from Christ. Moreover, God has emphatically declared that there is no one beside Him (Isaiah 43:11 ; 44:6,8). Christ is the visible “image of the invisible God,” and the only way we can see the Father is to see him (Colossians 1:15; John 14:9). There is only one divine throne in heaven, and only One on that throne (Revelation 4:2; 22:3-4).

      New Testament passages make clear that Jesus is “on the right hand of God” in the sense of having divine power, honor, glory, and preeminence. Jesus Himself said, “Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven” (Matthew 16:64). “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God” (Luke 22:69). These words do not imply that we will see two divine persons in the clouds or in heaven, but one divine human person who has all he power and glory of the invisible Spirit of God.

      Jesus was “by the right hand of God exalted” (Acts 2:33). He “is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him” (I Peter 1:22). God “raised him [Christ] from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is lamed, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come” Ephesians 1:20-21). “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1).

      When Stephen was stoned, he “saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55). He did not see two personages, but he saw the glory of God surrounding Jesus, who was revealed in the position of supreme power and authority. While on earth Jesus appeared to be an ordinary man and He lived as such with His disciples, but after His resurrection and ascension He appeared with visible glory and power as the almighty God. Although John had been Christ’s closest associate while He was on earth and knew Him well, when He saw the ascended Christ in a vision he “fell at his feet as dead” (Revelation 1:17). Unlike Christ’s typical appearance on earth, John saw Him in His divine glory.

      That is what Stephen beheld also. The only divine person he saw was Jesus, and the only divine person he addressed was Jesus. He said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God” (Arts 7:56). He died “calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 7:59).

      F. F. Bruce, one of the foremost evangelical theologians of the twentieth century, explained that biblical scholars past and present recognize Christ’s right-hand position to be metaphoric, not physical:

      Christ’s present position of supremacy is described in the Pauline writings as being “at the right hand of God.”… The apostles knew very well that they were using figurative language when they spoke of Christ’s exaltation in these terms: they no more thought of a location on a literal throne at God’s literal right hand than their twentieth-century successors do…. Martin Luther satirizes “that heaven of the fanatics … with its golden chair and Christ seated at the Father’s side, vested in a choir cope and a golden robe, as the painters love to portray him!” [2]

      Several passages carry a further connotation relative to the Christ’s right-hand position: they use this term to describe His present mediatorial role. “It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Romans 8:34).

      This does not mean that Christ has been kneeling for two thousand years, praying to some other deity. As a man, He has been glorified and has no further need to pray. As God, He never needed to pray and never had anyone to whom He could pray. Moreover, there is nothing He needs to add to the Atonement; His one sacrifice on the cross is sufficient to cover the sins of the whole world. When He said, “It is finished” and then died, His atoning work was complete (John 19:30). He “offered one sacrifice for sins for ever” [Hebrews 10:12).

      What Christ’s present intercession means is that His sacrifice is continually effective in our lives. His blood can cover our sins today. If we sin, we still have “an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (I John 2:1). When we confess our sins to God, no one needs to convince Him to forgive us; He looks at the Cross, and that event is all the advocacy we need.

      To remind us that Christ was a “real man who died for our sins and so became our advocate, mediator, and high priest, the New Testament speaks of Him as at the right hand of God.” At the same time, it shows us the completeless and finality of His work on the cross by saying that after His mediatorial work, He “sat down” on the right hand. “When he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).

      “We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens” (Hebrews 8:1). “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12). Jesus “is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

      Significantly, the Book of Revelation never describes Jesus as being on the right hand of God. It looks forward to the time when His mediatorial role will no longer be necessary. In eternity to come, we will not see Him in the right hand position as an exalted man who serves as our mediator, but we will see Him as the One on the throne, the One who is both God and the Lamb at the same time (Revelation 22:3-4).

      The Wycliffe Bible Commentary explains the significance of Christ’s right-hand position and its reference to the present age:

      The position occupied by Christ [is] the place of authority and of priestly service. For believers, he both rules and intercedes…. The rule of Christ will become actual. Meanwhile he patiently waits for the time when his enemies will be vanquished. There will then be no more opposition to Christ or his rule. [3]

      [1] Deuteronomy 33:2; Job 40:14; Psalm 16:8; 17:7; 18:35; 20:6; 21:8; 44:3; 45:4; 60:5; 63:8; 73:23; 77:10; 78:54; 80:15, 17; 89:13, 25, 42; 108:6; 109:31; 118:15-16; 137:5; 139:10; Isaiah 62:8; 63:12; Lamentations 2:3-4; Ezekial 21:22; Habakkuk 2:16; Acts 5:31; Revelation 1:16.

      [2] Bruce, Epistles, 132-33. The quote from Martin Luther is from Werke, Weimarer Ausgabe 23, 131.

      [3] Robert Ross, “The Epistle to the Hebrews,” in the Wycliffe Bible Commentary, ed. Charles Pfeiffer and Everett Harrison (Chicago: Moody Press, 1962), 1419.

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      Brother Bernard is the associate editor in the Editorial Division. He is also the pastor of New Life United Pentecostal Church in Austin, Texas. This article was excerpted and adapted from The Oneness View of Jesus Christ, published by Word Aflame Press. This article is from the Pentecostal Herald, August 1994, Pages 13 & 15-16.

      Christian Information Network.

  5. Lorraine Elias

    In Bible Ministry School we were taught that Jesus is God in human flesh. Also that life is in the blood. At conception the embryo forms from both parents with the blood type from either or both. Jesus no doubt took on The Father’s blood type of the ‘supernatural divinity.’

  6. Excellent Teaching as always Dave Robbins.
    Other than the first one – the videos are Pope Francis speaking in person at the Vatican. His point in most of these is to not trust in Jesus Christ or the Bible but only trust in the Catholic Church for direction and to be saved. Pope Francis is being anti-Christ here but he is not the Anti-Christ – the man that is Pope when the Anti-Christ is revealed as to who he is, and on into when Jesus returns, is the Spiritual Leader/False Prophet which is addressed in Revelation 13:1-18. Many Protestant Churches are merging with the Catholic Church now, namely Lutherans and Baptists to name a few, and it will be the Pope that convinces many millions of people to take on the Mark Of Beast – 666. Revelation 20:10 says the False Prophet and the Anti-Christ shall be cast alive into the lake of fire and brimstone and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
    Do a search and type in:

    “Pope Francis Declares Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist”
    Not a video. Catholic Catechism 841 states,”The Churches relationship with Muslims: the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in FIRST place among whom are the MUSLIMS.”

    “Shocker! Pope Calls Jesus and the Bible a LIE! Youtube”
    At 6:22 he states,”When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”

    WARNING – Pope Francis Calls For One World Religion! Calling Jesus A Lier You Tube”
    At 2:30 he says “Jesus life, humanly speaking, ended in failure at the Cross.”

    Jesus said in Matthew 7:15-16,”Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits.”

    “The Vatican Worships Lucifer/Satan You Tube”

    Father Malachi Martin – a Catholic Priest and then a Bishop at the Vatican between 1958 and 1964, narrates and saw the following happen in the next 3 videos:
    “Fr. Malachi Martin Affirmed: Satanism has been practiced in the Vatican”

    “Lucifer In The Vatican – Father Malachi Martin – You Tube”

    “The Video the Vatican Doesn’t Want You To See – Youtube”

    Regarding Jesus being God:
    REGARDING THE NAME OF THE FATHER:

    John 5:43, “I am come in my Fathers name and you receive me not, if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.”

    John 12:44-45, “He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that sees me sees him that sent me.”

    1 John 2:23, “Whosoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father, but he that acknowledges the Son has the Father also.“

    2 John:9, “He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has BOTH the Father and the Son.”

    John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word WAS GOD.” John 1:14, “And the Word was made FLESH and dwelt among us.” We get the Word, which is the Father, in the NAME JESUS.

    Isaiah 9:6 says,”For unto us a child is born, unto us a SON is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and his Name shall be called Wonderful, the MIGHTY GOD, the Everlasting FATHER, the Prince of Peace.” That is saying God the Father became FLESH – in the Name Jesus we get the Father.

    REGARDING THE NAME OF THE SON:

    Matthew 1:23 and 25, “Behold a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is GOD WITH US. 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son, and shall bring forth a son, and he called his name JESUS.”

    REGARDING THE NAME OF THE HOLY GHOST:

    John 15:26, “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the

    Father, he shall testify of ME.”

    John 16:13-14, “Howbeit when the Spirit of truth is come, He shall guide you into all truth, for He shall not speak of himself but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall He speak, and will show you things to come. 14. He shall GLORIFY ME …”

    John 14:18, “I will not leave you comfortless, “I” will come to you.”

    John 14:26, “But when the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in MY NAME, he shall teach you all things…..”

    Acts 20:28,“Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, over which the HOLY GHOST hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which HE purchased with his own Blood.” That is a very revealing scripture as to who the Holy Ghost really is. Jesus is the only one that purchased us with His own Blood.

    Ephesians 4:5-6, “There is one body and One Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling. 6 One Lord, one faith, one Baptism. 6 One God, and Father of all, who is above all, and in you all.”

    2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord IS THAT SPIRIT, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

    Jesus is speaking in the following scriptures in the book of Revelation:

    Revelation 1:17-18, “And when I saw him (John speaking) I fell at his feet as dead, And he laid his hands on me, saying unto me, Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 I am he that lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forever more. Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death.”

    Revelation 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord,

    which is, which was, and is to come, the ALMIGHTY.”

    Revelation 2:7, “He that has an ear, let him hear what the SPIRIT says to the churches…..”

    Revelation 21:6-7, “And he said unto me (to John) it is done, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the waters of life freely. 7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his GOD, and he shall be my son.” Note that is the same John that went with Peter to Samaria in Acts 8:14-17 to lay hands on those that had been baptized in Jesus name but had not yet received the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit.

    Jesus said in Mark 16:16,”He that believes and is BAPTIZED shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned.” Every time Jesus disciples baptized anyone in water they said Jesus name at baptism, which is Acts 2:37-39, Acts 8:14-18, Acts 8:38, Acts 9:18, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 16:15, Acts 16:33, Acts 18:7, Acts 18:8, Acts 19:3-5, and Acts 22:16. They were doing exactly what Jesus said to do in Matthew 28:19,”Go therefore and teach all nations, BAPTIZING them in the name (SINGULAR name) OF the Father, and OF the Son, and OF the Holy Ghost.” Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles and not names. Jesus disciples never used the words Father, Son, and Holy Ghost when they baptized anyone, nor did they use those words in one sentence regarding any other topic. The Catholic Church condemns water baptism in Jesus name and declared it INVALID in the New Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2, page 66, the Catholic Encyclopedia, also in the Catholic Catechism 232, 233, and 1226-1284, also in Chapter 7 of the 16 Chapter Catholic Didache.

    DaveS

  7. Jules Lemelle

    Scalfari is an atheist, claims to be a friend of the Pope; supposedly conducted many interviews with Francis, but interestingly never took any notes and relied solely on memory. I find it doubtful that his aging memory is reliable.