Evolution is a widely held theory. It's more of an opinion than a theory because they can't prove that God does not exist. When scientist speak about evolution and the beginning of the universe, they never even mention the possibility of a creator. Men of science, engineering and medicine absolutely think its crazy to talk about God. Take for instance all the science programs on television. The narrators are always referring to prehistoric animals as our ancestors. In their minds, people believe in God are just ignorant and mislead fools.
Instead of a creator, people believe life originated from "primal ooze". Evolution thinkers have mankind's ancestors crawling out of this slime unto land. Random chance is how they believe life occurred here on Earth. Or they believe life was transported here from outer space on asteroids. Many scientists, engineers and doctors place their faith in a universe that has no God, void of a higher being that designed and created it. It doesn't even enter their minds we are created in the "image and likeness" of God.
The human senses, incredible in many ways such as the human eye, are viewed as evolution. The human eye allows millions of photons of light to enter the eye and focus on the back of the eye. The human brain converts the information; thus humans can clearly see millions of colors that objects reflect into their eyes. Are humans serious in thinking this is evolution of chance? The human hearing is also amazing. Designed by God is never taken seriously in higher learning circles. Has education made man blind? Actually it's a man's arrogance that makes him blind. A great example of arrogance is the Pharisees. The Pharisees were learned men when it came to the Scriptures. But God fooled their arrogance by having the Scriptures say that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Without asking where Jesus was born, their arrogance reasoned He was born in Galilee. But Jesus never corrected their error. The same can be said today for those who think and act as if man is a product of evolution. God will not correct this error until it's too late.
People think way to highly of their intelligence and this is called arrogance. They do not realize the following fact; just because you feel something to be true and you are truthful to your reasoning, such thoughts and calculations do not make it true. Feelings and personal reasoning don't equal the truth.
Evolution thinkers must take seriously the possibility that God hides Himself so it looks like evolution. Did these evolutionists ever think God would do such as a thing? God makes everything look random with no outside control. Take for example death and sickness. Death and and sickness happens randomly to all ages.
From the Gospel of Luke, Mary the Mother of Jesus speaks about the arrogant.
Lk 1:46 And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
1:47 My spirit rejoices in God My savior.
1:48 For He has looked upon His handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call Me blessed.
1:49 The Mighty One has done great things for Me, and holy is His name.
1:50 His mercy is from age to age to those who fear Him.
1:51 He has shown might with His arm, dispersed (scattered) the arrogant of mind and heart.
As I pointed out in the lesson on how God's thoughts and ways are not man's thoughts and ways, many people will find it hard to believe that arrogant men are scattered away from the truth. As a consequence their minds and hearts believe in a universe without God. There are others who say they believe in God, but live as if God doesn't exist or that God has no demands of their time. Thus it is written and very true; "God has shown might with His arm, dispersed (scattered) the arrogant of mind and heart".
People equate their feelings and beliefs as faith.
People are not short on feeling and beliefs. This causes a great many arguments about religion and theology. Basically, if a person feels something to be true and they are not lying to their reasoning, they make it a part of their faith. And since no one has been able to prove their faith, the world has many religions.
The world and its many religions.
Our faith is learned through people not by Angels or by God. I ask you, has an Angel dropped in on you and taught you? However, God the Father does teach us the Natural Law. (golden rule)
If our faith comes mainly from what is heard, and if our teachers speak incorrectly, it stands to reason that our doctrine will be wrong.
We must realize if we were born to Jewish parents, our faith would be mostly likely be Jewish. If we were born to Muslim parents, our faith would be Muslim. If our parents are Mormon, then we would be Mormon. The point to be made is this, our faith comes from other men. If our teachers are people that care and love us, like our parents, we will believe the faith taught by them. If we learned in error, then our faith is in error. God the Father taught us the Natural Law (Golden Rule), but God does not teach us our theology, man does.
Arguments about faith occur all the time. It's easy to see how because a man's faith becomes his facts. This makes no sense at all; how can all faiths be true? Many will say that the Holy Spirit is their guide. To those who say the Holy Spirit is their guide, it would be easy to fill a football stadium with those who say the Holy Spirit is guiding them. Instead of unity in theology, they will differ greatly on the things of God. Does the Holy Spirit teach different doctrines of faith? Does the Holy Spirit would teach one person one thing and a second person another? The answers are no, the Holy Spirit leads and teaches in truth, not divisions.
I guess each person believes he has the true faith and everyone else is in error. Then their are many who believe truth can't be found or even exists. They believe that faith is just an opinion that can't be proven. Life would be so much easier if God would have taught each man faith like He teaches the Natural Law. We would all agree on our religious theology; but this is not the case because God has chosen to have men teach men faith.
Also recognize how people modify their faith from what they learned. Without realizing it, people make their faith fit how they feel. For example, there are people who will say that hell doesn't exist because God is loving and merciful. So if they feel something, they make it a part of what they believe and call it faith. That is why people say "I believe this" or "My faith is that". Instead of God creating man in His image, men have created God in their own image. Or in other words they create a "god" that feels in the same way they feel. People should know that God's thoughts are not man's thoughts.
Is 55:8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the LORD.
55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Faith should be the thoughts of God, but since mankind has so many religions, people's religious beliefs are more about man's thoughts. As I said before, what actually happens is this, people take their feelings and make them as facts.
Since God is not the teacher of our religions, how do I know where to find the real true faith? Then if their is one true faith, why are there so many religions?
Faith and Catholic Theology can be proven.
Has any person alive or in the past claim they can prove their faith? It's true that men can produce arguments in their attempt to justify their faith. But can faith me proven? The answer is yes. How can this be done you say. We start with our souls. The three powers of our being, memory, understanding and will. Our souls are needed in the training of the graces God has given us. Proper training using God's graces is very important because we must climb the heights to receive great pearls of wisdom. By climbing the heights on a daily bases, by persevering for many years, we will gather so many pearls that we can prove faith.
Jesus had used the pearl when He spoke about the Kingdom of Heaven.
Mt 13:45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls,
13:46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Review the lesson on "pearls and swine" and a case can be made that the pearls represent the beauty of God's thoughts and ways. The next verse is written by Saint Paul in his epistle "First book of Corinthians". He says that it is possible to know the depths of God by having the ability to interpret spiritual truths. He says we need to possess the Spirit and those who are spiritual men will receive the gifts of the Spirit of God. But how do we posses the Spirit? The answer is the same; we need our souls to train with the graces God has given us. We must train by climbing the heights and gather the pearls we are given when we seek the Kingdom of Heaven.
1 Cor 2:10 God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
2:11 For what person knows a man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
2:12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God.
2:13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.
2:14 The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
2:15 The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
2:16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
In the Old Testament, in the Book of Wisdom, Scripture informs us how to know the secrets of God's knowledge. Scripture encourages us to seek out and love God's wisdom. If we start seeking wisdom in our youth we will know the past, and can forecast the future and solve riddles. God will show us the unfolding of the ages and the times.
Wis 8:2 Wisdom I loved and searched for from my youth; I resolved to have her as my bride, I fell in love with her beauty.
8:3 She glorifies her noble birth by living with God, the Lord of all has always loved Her.
8:4 Indeed, she (wisdom) shares the secrets of God’s knowledge, and she is a partner in His works.
Wis 8:8 Or if you are eager for wide experience, she (wisdom) knows the past, she forecasts the future; she knows how to turn phrases, and solve riddles; she has foreknowledge of signs and wonders, and of the unfolding of the ages and the times.
The Catholic Bible, the New Testament has approximately 138,000 words and 7958 verses. The Old Testament has far more, approximately 27,570 verses. By climbing the heights and gathering the pearls, God's wisdom or also called His Spirit will show us the meaning of verses and understand it's riddles so we are able to understand the past and future. In addition, with the approved writings of Saint Catherine and Mary of Agreda, God has given us the ability to prove our faith. These lessons were written with the purpose of presenting the pearls to the reader. If the reader takes the powers of their soul, uses the graces God has given and trains with these graces perfectly by climbing the heights to gather the pearls of God's wisdom, the reader with perseverance will prove Catholic theology. As Paul was elevated to the Third Heaven, the reader will be able to prove to themselves that there are many events that occur after death. Without this knowledge, we can't understand how Jesus tasted death. If we do not understand how Jesus tasted death, we can't understand how salvation works. And if we do not understand salvation, we can't understand Jesus and His relationship with His Mother Mary.
So I asked you, are you eager for wide experience in knowing the mind of Jesus? Are you willing to climb the heights? Or are you happy wallowing in the mud of your passions and appetites?
In order to prove Catholic theology, we must persevere in our search for heavenly pearls. Scripture describes perseverance as gray hair on the heads of elders. The Book of Sirach says the following:
Sir 25:3 You have gathered nothing in your youth; how then can you find anything in your old age?
25:4 What an attractive thing is judgment in gray-haired men, and for the aged to possess good counsel!
25:5 How attractive is wisdom in the aged,
and understanding and counsel in honorable men!
25:6 Rich experience is the crown of the aged, and their boast is the fear of the Lord.
Climbing the heights using our souls and training with grace requires our ascent into the heavens on a daily bases. If we do this day after day for many years we will be rich in experience in the gathering of heavenly pearls. One of the treasures we will have gathered upon the heights is the fear of the Lord. Many of the pearls we will gather is to understand the will of the Father. Having this treasure of knowing God's will and the experience of applying God's will, we will possess good counsel. But if we are foolish in our youth and chose wallowing in the mud of this world's passions and pleasures, we will have nothing in our old age.
Prv 16:31 A hoary (gray) head is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous (virtuous) life.
Wis 4:8 For old age is not honored for length of time, nor measured by number of years;
4:9 but understanding is gray hair for men, and a blameless life is ripe old age.
If we are foolish in how we live, length of time and gray hair will mean nothing. Gray hair means to have understanding in the thoughts and ways of God.
Sir 6:18 My son, from your youth embrace discipline; thus will you find wisdom with graying hair.
In the verse above, from the Book of Sirach, it says embrace discipline. We must climb the heights to God's heavenly pearls on a daily bases. Discipline your souls by training with the graces God has given us. Be sure your souls are focused on climbing the heights to know the thoughts and ways of God and His son Jesus.
Eccl 12:1 Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years approach of which you will say, I have no pleasure in them;
In the verse above, from the Book of Ecclesiastes, Scripture warns us to seek the Lord as soon as we can, the evils days called the Final Test will come upon all men when they physically die. It takes great discipline and perseverance to seek heavenly pearls. We are called by God's words to start early.
Sir 7:23 Do you have children? Discipline them, and make them obedient from their youth.
The white hair on Jesus head.
In the Book of Revelation, Apostle John has a vision in which he sees Jesus. Jesus is described as having white hair.
Rev 1:12 Then I (John) turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,
1:13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a Son of Man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden girdle round his breast;
1:14 His head and His hair were white as white wool, white as snow; His eyes were like a flame of fire,
1:15 His feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters;
1:16 in His right hand He held seven stars, from His mouth issued a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full strength.
1:17 When I saw Him, 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,
1:18 and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Apostle John is informing us that he sees Jesus with white hair. The white hair represents Jesus and His wisdom. For it says in the Gospel of Luke,
Lk 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.
Jesus is God; it's very strange that God who has no boundaries can grow in wisdom. So the question is this, how did Jesus grow in wisdom when He is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity? The answer to this question requires many trips climbing the heights. Pearls of great value must be found before this question can be answered. The youth will not know, only a gray haired soul who has disciplined and persevered will know. The answer is this; Jesus took upon Himself the sorrows of humanity by experiencing the exact same pains and sorrows caused by sin. Jesus recorded each man's pain and recorded them in His soul and Spirit. Jesus suffered in the exact same way as when men suffer for their sins or the sins of others. In other words, to grow in wisdom is to record the sorrows of the others. In the Gospel of John it says,
Jn 21:25 But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.
All the books in the world could not contain all the sins Jesus experienced. On a daily bases Jesus would pray to the Father and He would take upon Himself a portion of mankind sins. It was Jesus custom to pray.
Lk 22:39 And Jesus came out, and went, as was His custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed Him.
22:40 And when He came to the place He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
22:41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,
22:42 “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
22:43 And there appeared to Him an Angel from heaven, strengthening Him.
22:44 And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.
22:45 And when He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow,
22:46 and He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Experiencing the sins of the damned was the cup in which Jesus prayed for it to be removed. Experiencing the suicidal emotions of the damned can be described as tasting death. For the reader must understand, at our Final Tests their will be great distress and suicidal emotions. Those that fail their Final Tests become so distraught and suicidal they want to die and cease their existence. God's ways will allow no man to die and thus these soul's have no where to go but suffer for eternity in their suicidal depressions.
Heb 2:9 but we do see Jesus “crowned with glory and honor” because He suffered death, he who “for a little while” was made “lower than the Angels,” that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
Unless we understand how and why Jesus tasted death, we will not understand our salvation. Our salvation can only occur if we appreciate Jesus Passion. We must climb the heights by training with the graces God has given us. We must love others in the way Jesus loved us by taking on the sorrows of others. See the lessons on love and suffer in the flesh. Training with grace and climbing the heights requires us to love others in the way Jesus loved us. Discipline and perseverance is required in order to gather the pearls necessary to appreciate Jesus Passion. As wine brings libation and happiness to the body, the Blood of Jesus' Passion will bring libation and happiness to our souls. This is why Jesus changed wine into His Blood to show us this connection. The explanation on why this is true is the following. As the human body loses blood it approaches death. As Jesus took upon the sorrows of the damned, Jesus approached suicidal depression. (spiritual death) Jesus was tempted with turning His back on the Father and wanting death. Jesus strength came from His Mother's love and Jesus chose to place His Spirit in the hands of His Father.
Lk 23:46 Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend My spirit”; and when He had said this He breathed His last.
1) Tasting death = experience the suicidal depressions of the damned
2) As the body loses blood it approaches death. This analogy is used to show how Jesus Blood represents how He approached suicide and was tempted with turning His back on the Father.
At our Final Test, under the darkness of our accuser's accusations, we will need the Blood of Christ to bring us joy so we do not slip into suicidal depression. As the Blood of the Lamb saved the Angels at their test, we need to appreciate Jesus Passion at our Final Tests. If we have no appreciation for Jesus Blood (passion), our depression will be so great we will fall into suicide. (no longer wanting to exist)
Rev 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Anointed. For the accuser (Satan) of our brothers (Humanity) is cast out, who accuses them (Humanity) before our God day and night.
12:11 They (Angels) conquered him (Satan) by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of the Angel's testimony; (The Angels recognized the Blood and gave approval.) for they loved not their lives even unto death. (The good Angels rejected satan's rebellion and would rather die than offend God.)
Again it must be said that Jesus grew in wisdom because He took upon Himself the sorrows of humanity. It was His custom to pray, and in His prayers Jesus would offer His sorrows to the Father and to the Father's justice to have mercy on mankind. We can use this grace by imitating Jesus by offering His most sorrowful passion to the Father to have mercy on man. Discipline and perseverance is key to having the "gray hair" of wisdom. Our goal is to appreciate the Blood of Jesus because He tasted the suicidal depressions of the damned. The reader must understand the interpretations found in this lesson are heavenly pearls that were acquired by using the graces God has given us, by climbing the heights over and over again. The world is filled with people's interpretations of the Scriptures. Some have interpreted that Jesus grew in wisdom by learning His colors and learning how to count. Such is their madness in using their earthly views of interpreting heavenly things. They fail to use their souls in training with the graces God has given us. They fail to climb the heights and gather heavenly pearls. This is why their interpretations sound so shallow and useless. Catholic theology can be proven if the reader uses their souls, grace, and a true desire to know the thoughts and ways of God and His Son Jesus.
1) Who do we learn our faith from?
2) Who is it that teaches us the Natural Law?
3) People are taught their faith. That is why a child taught to be a Muslim will become mostly likely _________.
4) One of the purposes of Scripture is to prove ________.
5) How many verses are in the Old Testament?
6) How far apart are God's thoughts compared to man's thought?
7) Mankind will take their thoughts and use their thoughts to make religious doctrine. What is the name of this sin?
8) Evolution is a widely held theory. Scientists believe that man was not created by God but by random chance man's ancestors crawled out of _______ ________ .
9) Feelings and personal reasoning don't equal _________.
10) Evolution thinkers must take seriously the possibility that God hides Himself so it looks like _______.
11) Who proclaims in the Gospel of Luke that God has shown might with His arm, dispersed (scattered) the arrogant of mind and heart?
12) Our faith comes from what we hear from others. If our teachers speak incorrectly about faith, then our _______ will be wrong.
13) Explain what is needed to prove faith?
14) Saint Paul says that spiritual people will be taught by the Spirit, _________ spiritual truths.
15) If we are eager for wide experience into knowing the past and forecast the ______, to understand the turn of phrases and solve riddles, we need to love and search for _________ or called _________.
16) If we gather enough ________ , we can prove our _________.
17) Gray hair is a symbol of a person who posses good _______.
18) Gray hair is a sign of rich experience and they can boast that they _____ the Lord.
19) If we are foolish in how we live, length of time and gray hair will mean nothing. Gray hair means to have ________ in the thoughts and ______ of God.
20) What color of hair does Jesus have in the vision that Saint John has in the Book of Revelation?
21) In the Gospel of Luke it says that Jesus grew in wisdom. How did Jesus grow in wisdom?
22) Jesus prayed that the cup be removed from Him. What does this cup represent?
23) In the Book of Hebrew written by Paul, it says Jesus tasted death. How did Jesus taste death?
24) How did the Angels conquer satan at their test?