Feb 12, 2017

CATHOLIC MEME POST ONE

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    I made this first one to illastrate an important truth that Catholicism is in fact the continuation of Judaism. Our Lord said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." ( Matthew 5:17 ESV) Christ indeed came to fulfill the Law by coming in the flesh, The Messiah! 

   We know that throughout the Old Testament God has spoken to us in TYPES. This is called Typology and Scripture is full of them. All this means is that what/who came before points to The One who is to come! For example Adam is a type of Christ. Moses also was a type of Christ and gave us the Mosaic Law while Jesus fulfilled that same Law. "For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities,..." (Hebrews 10:1 ESV)

Here is what the Catechism of The Catholic Church has to say about typology. I have included the footnotes and the paragraphs as well as the link to read it for yourself...

The unity of the Old and New Testaments

128 The Church, as early as apostolic times,104 and then constantly in her Tradition, has illuminated the unity of the divine plan in the two Testaments through typology, which discerns in God's works of the Old Covenant prefigurations of what he accomplished in the fullness of time in the person of his incarnate Son.

129 Christians therefore read the Old Testament in the light of Christ crucified and risen. Such typological reading discloses the inexhaustible content of the Old Testament; but it must not make us forget that the Old Testament retains its own intrinsic value as Revelation reaffirmed by our Lord himself.105 Besides, the New Testament has to be read in the light of the Old. Early Christian catechesis made constant use of the Old Testament.106 As an old saying put it, the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.107

130 Typology indicates the dynamic movement toward the fulfillment of the divine plan when "God [will] be everything to everyone."108 Nor do the calling of the patriarchs and the exodus from Egypt, for example, lose their own value in God's plan, from the mere fact that they were intermediate stages.

104 Cf. 1 Cor 10:6,11; Heb 10:l; l Pet 3:21.
105 Cf. Mk 12:29-31
106 Cf. 1 Cor 5:6-8; 10:1-11.
107 Cf. St. Augustine, Quaest. in Hept. 2,73:PL 34,623; Cf. DV 16.
108 1 Cor 15:28.

For more information on this awesome subject of TYPOLOGY see the below links...

Catechism of The Catholic Church Article Three Sacred Scripture

Catholic 101; Biblical Typology 

A great one for the Christian library :)


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To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys—the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence—have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Inspiring and informative, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus’ presence in “the breaking of the bread.”

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