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Skip to comments.Pope: Everyone, Even Atheists, Want to See the Face of God
Posted on 01/16/2013 8:57:49 AM PST by marshmallow
General audience, Benedict XVI defines the Incarnation as "something unimaginable, the face of God can be seen, the process that began with Abraham is fulfilled." The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, he asks "for the great gift" to "proclaim together that Jesus is the Savior of the world."
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The desire to know the face of God is in every man, even the atheists," but this desire is only realized by following Christ, in whom, in the Incarnation, "something unimaginable took place, the journey that began with Abraham is fulfilled. He is the Son, the fullness of all Revelation; the mediator who shows us the face of God. "
And "to proclaim together that Jesus is the Saviour of the world" Benedict XVI asked for incessant prayers for "the great gift" of Christian unity in the forthcoming week, which begins on the 18th of this month.
Previously, in his catechesis, he again reflected on the meaning of Christmas, in a commentary on John's Gospel in which the apostle Philip asks Jesus to show them the Father. The answer of Jesus, "introduces us to the heart of the Church's Christological faith; For the Lord says: "Whoever has seen me has seen the Father" (Jn 14:9).This expression summarizes the novelty of the New Testament, the novelty that appeared in the cave of Bethlehem: God can be seen, he showed his face is visible in Jesus Christ".
The theme of "seeking the face of God" is present throughout the Old Testament, so much so that the Hebrew term "face", occurs no less than 400 times, 100 of which refer to God." The of Jewish religion which the religion forbids all images, "for God can not be depicted," and "can not be reduced to an object," tells us that "God...
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Perhaps the “pope” should read the book that his organization pretends to have supplied the world...
Both David (Psalms) & Paul (Romans) have delivered the revealed word of God to man claiming that no man really seeks Him.
I can see the non-believers having conniption fits over this one. Should I get some popcorn?
Amen. The story of history is one of man fleeing the face of God. In the garden of Eden Adam and Eve fled and hid. That’s been the norm since.
An old Presbyterian minister, Donald Barnhouse, used to preach that people would consign themselves to Hell just to remove themselves from the presence of the Holy God who they utterly rejected from the depths of their souls.
The Torah is correct: G-d’s Face cannot be seen. He has no human form.
Good point. Sadly, the "theology" peddled by Rome is just wishful thinking of sentimentalists absent good teaching from the Bible. Barnhouse read the book.
The title reminds me of a few jokes. Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die. and.... I don’t mind living and I won’t mind being dead - it’s the transition that I’m not looking forward to.
|O Blessed Face of my kind Savior,
by the tender love
and piercing sorrow
of Our Lady as she beheld You in
Your cruel Passion,
grant us to share in this
intense sorrow and love
so as to fulfill the holy will
of God to the utmost
of our ability.
Have you ever heard of the Shroud of Turin? The Veil of Veronica?
The Face of God, Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity is imprinted on them.
I would like to see an atheist standing before G-d telling Him why he didn’t believe in Him. It would be sad of course to see all those that didn’t believe being sent from His presence forever. Imagine if it was a dearly beloved relative.
**no man really seeks Him.**
All men seek God. God waits patiently for them.
Shroud links on FR:
Please enlighten us as to where these Gospel reporters claim what your "pope" claims. His remarks are fashioned from sanctimonious tradition, not sound theology. And, thus is the foundation of the entire RCC.
See my first post. You are incorrect and your "pope" is incorrect. If you can, leave that enslaving organization and come into the light of Christ, alone. Rome is lost.
I heard Barnhouse in person when I was about 9 years old. I have a vinyl record of him teaching on Galations and his Romans 4 volume book set. He had a very gravelly voice.
Let me rephrase that.
All men are born to seek God. Some choose to do otherwise due to their free will.
I misread your post. I will have it delelted.
So who is being seen? Son or Father? The old boy's windy and self contradictory efforts to sound profound mean nothing.
All men are born to seek God. Some choose to do otherwise due to their free will."
No, they are not. And, the Scriptures know nothing of a man's "free will". This is another error promulgated by Rome. The very well-documented Good News of the Scripture is that man is enslaved to his darkened, broken nature. He does not seek God; he is at war with God (whether it appears to him as such, or not).
God, before the foundation of the world, elected some for whom He would provide a sacrifice and rescue in Jesus. At a moment of His choosing, He draws them, adopts them, breaks their hearts and grants them faith. They begin to wake up to the fact that they were blind, but now they see. This is the unmerited favor of grace so clearly taught in the Bible. If you would like all of the citations that support this message, let me know.
The requirement of joining the RCC is a doctrine from the pit of hell. God has already joined every chosen believer to the true spiritual "assembly of the first-born", what many have come to call a "church". But, there is no "Church" as in a Roman organization. There is no pope, no sacerdotalism, no purgatory, there are no indulgences, no sacraments, no absolutions done by men. There is no transubstantiation, no mary adoration, no canonization of men/women. These are all trappings of Rome.
We entreat you, if God permits it, to let go of the baggage added by Rome and embrace Jesus, alone. In Him is the, "once and for all" sacrifice for you (if you are among the elect), the giving of His body for all the chosen. But, no man is born with a hunger for Him or the capacity to decide to seek Him on their own. That is a myth.