Sunday, August 24, 2008

the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail

Aug 24'08 Sunday Gospel: Mt 16:13-20

"...And so I say to you, you are Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Mt 16:18-19)
If we consider the above passage from today's Gospel with Christ's promise in
(John 14:16)...
"...And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always,"


-The Church that Christ built was founded upon Peter, who was given the authority to "bind" and "loose".
-The Holy Spirit guards the Church always.
-The forces of evil cannot prevail against His Church.
-Not in the past.
-Not now.
-Not ever.
-Simply because Jesus said so.

God be praised.

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