Acts 8:14-17, v. 17, "Then they laid hands on them and they received the holy Spirit." 3. EUCHARIST Eucharistic T-Shirt We have the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper in Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25 & Luke 22:19-20. Luke 22:19 "And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
5. HOLY ORDERS
John 17:19 "And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth." The apostles were "consecrated" as priests. The institution of the priesthood took place at the Last Supper. When He said; "Do this in remembrance of me." It takes a priesthood to offer up a sacrifice.
John 20:17 Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me: for I am not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren (80 adephos ad-el-fos'
from 1 (as a connective particle) and delphus (the womb); a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like 1):--brother. Strong's Bible Dictionary
and say to them: I ascend to my Father and to your Father, to my God and to your God. (DR)
In v. 17 Jesus tells Mary Magdalene to tell Jesus' brothers about His resurrection. then in v. 18 Mary goes to tell His 'disciples'.
It would have been a real mistake for Mary to tell the disciples first if Jesus really meant His blood brothers, especially considering the extreme importance of the event. In these two verses Jesus clearly equates 'brothers' or 'bretheren' with people close to Him, not siblings.
Buy "Hail Mary" t-shirt - Free Shipping and Handling 2. MARY - FULL OF GRACE
Rev 12:1 "And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun,"
Mary "Clothed with the sun" Shows: Fullness of Divine Grace, Glorified state, Royalty, covered by her son Jesus "Light of the World", v. 4ff, exemption from all diabolical influences. Luke 1:28 - 35. "And coming to her, he said, "Hail, Full of Grace! The Lord is with you."
3) HONORING MARY - Luke 1:48 "all generations shall call me blessed."
Since the Catholic Church existed from the time of Christ. And the Protestant Reformation took place in the 16 th Century, it is impossible that the Catholic Church added anything to the bible!
The list of the books of the Bible were first officially put together at the Council of Hippo in the year 393 A.D. They were then reaffirmed in the Council of Carthage in 397 and again by Pope Innocent I in 405. In 1546 the Council of Trent solemnly defined and declared these books to be correct., (This Rock)June'98, p.25, "Although only [the Council of] Trent used the words "canon" and canonical", its list was identical with every list that the Church had provided since the late 300's.
This is the same Church that Christ promised to build on St. Peter in Matthew 16:18 - it is the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church existed for many years before the Bible was ever put together. It was the Catholic Church who made the Bible, she selected books of the New Testament, and she preserved it. She handed it down through the years.
THAT IS HISTORICAL FACT!
"For the OT,..., Protestants follow the Jewish Canon; they have only the OT books that are in the Hebrew Bible. Catholics have, in addition, seven "deuterocanonical" books of the OT, which are also in the Greek Bible (the Septuagint)."
.(ME) When the early Church was gathering Scriptures for the "canon" or "list of books" for the Bible, they commonly used books that are now not in the Scriptures used by the Jews. One reason for this is that the Jews wanted Christianity to disappear, we were unwanted sons & daughters. So, at the Council of Jamnia in 95 AD the Jews "ratified" their "canon" of Scripture. They purposely left out some books that were in use at the time by the early Church, they accomplished this by choosing the Hebrew version over the Greek version (Septuagint). Along comes Martin Luther approximately 1500 years later and he does the same thing that they did choosing the Hebrew version over the Greek version used by Christ and the early Church! ... CONCLUSION: Protestants removed 7 books of the bible!