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Ep9 The Founding of Christ’s Church

Father Len traces the history and traditions of the Church Jesus founded back 4000 years and explains the relationship between Judaism and Catholicism.

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Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom

  • The Catholic (Universal) Church Jesus founded is the longest running institution in human history.
  • History teaches us wisdom if we are open to it and willing to learn.
  • The Catholic Church is the branch of Judaism that believes that Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah.
  • Jesus is the fulfillment of Judaism.
  • Jesus came to reform religion and fulfill the prophecies of opening it up to the Gentiles.
  • Jesus wants a church that is a family that includes everyone.
  • Jesus starts an institution, a church, which “the gates of hell will not prevail against.”
  • Tradition, everything Christ handed on to his apostles, is a big deal in Catholicism.
  • Jesus picks 12 apostles from among his disciples to lead his church. He leaves them a structure, stories and a way of worshiping to guide them. These traditions and principles have continued unbroken for 2000 years.
  • Jesus commanded the 12 leaders of his church to go out and baptize the world in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus didn’t leave anything written. He didn’t write any books.
  • The Bible was written by the Church, the second-generation of disciples, as the 12 apostles began to die off. It’s written so Gentiles can understand the religion of Jesus.

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