One problem with the Catholic church is that they don't know the difference between a literal and a figurative statement, which led to their ridiculous man made conclusion that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit were all of the "same substance"! They forgot to read the part where Christ stated that he would pray for His apostles that they all may be one, just as He and His father were one, so according to Catholic thinking, that should be fifteen in one! The same problem happened again when they started thinking (and that is always a problem for them!) about the sacrament! Apparently, Christ must have been tremendously huge and must have had a lot of blood to last all of these years!!
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine....."
Thank heaven for the "restitution of all things"!!!
gdemetz, that's a rather random mishmash of subjects you have going there. Briefly, since we've strayed wayyyy of topic.
- Catholic teaching distinguishes, quite clearly, the difference between Creator and created. We are made one with God, in and through Jesus Christ, but we do not become God.
- Regarding the Sacrifice at Mass, it is a re-presentation, meaning, the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ happened once, and is made Present. Which gets into the understanding of God as omnipresent, and also as the Creator of ALL things, including time. There are many good Catholic resources on this belief online, easily found.
- Jesus Christ is the restitution of all things.