Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Divinity of …
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
Wasn’t Jesus just a good, ethical teacher like Muhammad, Confucius, or Buddha?
Jesus was – and is – more than just a good, ethical teacher. On Mt. Sinai, God revealed his name to Moses: “I AM.” In the Gospel, Jesus also reveals himself as “I AM,” making himself equal to God.
So Jesus said to them, ‘When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM …. Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.’”
Jesus testified to his divinity through his words and deeds. He proved his divinity through his miracles, most especially his resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven.
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Jesus didn’t leave his divinity up to interpretation – he spoke and acted in the person of God. Muhammad didn’t do that. Confucius didn’t do that. Buddha didn’t do that. The only major religious figure who spoke and acted in the person of God is the historical figure Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians and the secular world know as Jesus Christ.
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bishop fulton sheen
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895 – 1979) was a prominent leader in the Catholic Church and a modern day philosopher. His unique manner of preaching the Word of God gained him much popularity. His messages continue to be very relevant today.
In 1930, Fulton Sheen began a weekly Sunday night radio broadcast called The Catholic Hour. For two decades, this broadcast captured many devoted listeners, reportedly drawing an audience of 4 million people weekly.
catechism of the Catholic Church
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.