What Is Truth? - What Hath The LORD Answered Thee, What Hath The LORD Spoken Unto Thee?
"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My Voice. [!] Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?" John 18:37,38
[What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list.]
. Catholic Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of "holy Rome," and the "holy See."
Matthew 16: 21-23
"From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
"Then Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
"But He turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind Me, Satan: thou art an offence unto Me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."
"At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
"And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth Me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
The second statement is made by Jesus to rebuke Peter the man for resisting the truth of God, will of God, and fulfillment of God's plan of redemption for sinful mankind, which is why Christ Jesus came to earth, and why God revealed the truth of Jesus's Messiahship to Peter.
"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
"And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
"And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
"And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes."
"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
"Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
"And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. But when they sought to lay hands on him they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
Unmistakably, so many of the chief priests and Pharisees of the Jewish heirarchy were the enemies of God, as has been true of so very many in the Roman Catholic heirarchy.
Matthew 23:1 - 24:2
"Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
"For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
"But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
"But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
"Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
"Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
"And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
"Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
"Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
"Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
"Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."
Did this prophecy apply to the Jewish heirarchy of nearly 2000 years ago? Absolutely. Does it also apply to the Jewish heirarchy of today? Yes. Does it also apply to the Roman Catholic heirarchy? Yes.
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What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list
Roman Catholic error & wrongs
. Another Gospel!
. Martin Luther & the Reformation
. Marianism: Are you a Christian or a Marian; can you truly be both, or are they mutually exclusive?
. Mary, 'Mother of GOD'!!!, 'Co-Redeemer'!!!
. Peter, Peter....
. Worshipping with Pagans, Heathens, Infidels: The Blind Leading, Following, and Flattering the Blind
. Dunkin' Babies
. Eternally Single 'Fathers'
. Rape of children, especially "Man-boy love"!
. Indulging Caesar, er Rome, er Papa
. When in Rome, Do as the Monkeys Do?, Bow down to Darwin and the Anti-GOD squad
. Papa Says, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery With Thy Wife! (according to John Paul II)
. Holy Annulment, Vat-Man!
. Holy Monopoly
. Catholic Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of "holy Rome," and the "holy See"
. Current Holy Idolatry & the Soon-coming Anti-Christ!
. "Catholics Can Always Come Home"
. "The Sanctity of Life," "Pro-Life," "All Life is Sacred" Doctrine, & the anti-Biblical Flaw which fatally undermines it!
. Canonization, Sainthood, & the 'Miracles' required to be ascribed to the 'Sainted' ones, including 'miracles' occurring many hundreds of years or more after the death of the 'Saints'!
Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) error & wrongs
. Don't be conned by Icons, 'holy' relics, & other assorted trappings, contrary to God's Word and true religion
Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) & Protestant Christian error & wrongs
. "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD"
. How Many Apostles Can Fit on the Head of a Pin?
Jewry, Jewish wrongs
. Don't Blame Us, We Didn't Crucify Jesus, The Romans Did!
. Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of the Jewish hierarchy
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