Jesus went to prepare a place for us. In the Temple of God. The Body of Christ.
He prepared it by sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
We each are living stones, fitted together.
This doesn't preclude an afterlife in "Heaven".
But it emphasizes our responsibilities in the present.
According to Catholicism, how did Jesus go in secret (disguise) to the Feast of Tabernacles?
8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” 9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.
10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as ...
No, the book of John does not explicitly state that it was written by the disciple John. However, there is a worthy discussion to be had about the combination of external and internal evidence that make this a reasonable conclusion. The internal evidence alone does tell you that it was written by an eyewitness and, when combined with Mark, an apostle. I will ...
Do any denominations use the full form of INRI?
The short answer is yes.
First of all, there are several denominations that have the tradition of have of displaying crucifixes in their church, such as Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans and Lutherans. Although these churches have crucifixes in them, the vast majority of these works of art, simply have ...
Jesus is referring to natural birth. I think this is also possible,
considering we are all in a water sack (placenta) in our mother's
womb. This can make sense because Nicodemus says, how can I be born
again, can I go back into my mother's womb?, and then Jesus answers
(in this interpretations perspective) you must be born naturally (of
course you ...
Ephesians 2:4-9 says:
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the ...