Militant Monday | Revealed Truth

  • Posted September 12, 2016

Militant Monday - Revealed TruthThis week’s Militant Monday is a 24 minute audio clip, recorded in the 1960’s, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It should play automatically from this page. The following is a summary of this Monday’s topic, Revealed Truth.

Many have claimed to be of God or have claimed to possess the revealed religion, but we must use our reason and put each of these to the test.

Revealed Truth

 

The first test is to see if the claimant was prophesied or foretold. God would preannounce if He were to send someone.

Divine Truth may be looked at as a circle. All religions have some segment of the circle, whether it be 2 degrees, or 150 degrees. There may be natural truths that are the same between different religions. This is simply because natural law is within all men. But much like different painters may paint with the same basic colors, it can not be said that all paintings are by the same artist.

So we ask….of the major religions…Was any founder preannounced? Was his exact birth known ahead of time? Only with Christ was there an expectation of His coming, especially with specificity.

Only with Jesus Christ can we find the entire 360 degree circle of Truth.

He is fixed in a specific point in history, as being tried under Pontius Pilot. From the beginning, as God made covenants with man, and man broke them, as with Adam, then Abraham, then Moses….the Savior was prophesied. We won’t list all the prophesies…..but,

  • It was said Christ would come from the seed of a woman.
  • He would be a member of the Tribe of Judah
  • He would be born of a virgin
  • He would be born in the city of Bethlehem (which is the least of the cities)
  • He would be meek and humble of heart
  • He was to be the suffering servant
  • He was to be God as well as man.
  • Isaias 53 elaborates on the sufferings of Christ
  • He would be buried in a strangers grave
  • He would descend from the royal line of David

Taking just one prophecy, it is very difficult that, for a thousand years, there had to be a male descendant from every descendant of David in order to fulfill it.

 

Looking at the Jewish prophesies, we see some 456 which were fulfilled through Jesus Christ. The chances of these begin fulfilled in the exact place and time is 1:84,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

 

Confucius, Buddha, Socrates, Virgil among others, all expected a God or greater man to come after them.

Christ declared that He is the One the prophets foretold. At the age of 30, he read Isaias at the synagogue. He proclaimed, This day is Sacred Scripture fulfilled in your ears. He is the Messias. He is the Savior of the world.

All others must step aside, we will study only Christ. Our heart and soul will be absorbed in Jesus Christ, who was preannounced.

Last week’s Militant Monday – Purpose and Truth

Next Week’s Militant Monday – Knowledge of God and Free Will

 

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