The First Pope made things simple for The First Catholics!

Jesus, His First Pope, and His First Catholic Cardinal-Bishops in This Early Church Meeting of The College of Cardinals tell the world how to find “the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven”.


Question 1: “How did The First Pope ‘make things simple for The First Catholics?’

Answer: “First, Peter reminded them of The Power God had given specifically to him by Jesus Christ, The Fulfillment of The Prophecies.   Acts 15:7-21 explains:   <em>‘After much debate had taken place  (about what Gentiles had to do to be saved),  Peter got up and said to the Apostles (The First Catholic Cardinal-Bishops) and the presbyters (The First Catholic priests), ‘My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.'</em>

Then, The First Pope pointed out this simple truth:  ‘And God, who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them the Holy Spirit just as He did us.  He made no distinction between us (Jews) and them  (Gentiles), for by faith He purified their hearts.’


Question 2:  “What did Peter do after that?”

Answer:  “He asked them a Simple Question to show that souls cannot be saved by making them do too much!  ‘Why, then, are you now putting God to the test by placing on the shoulders of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?’  

Then, The First Pope explained The Simple Truth:  ‘On the contrary, we believe that we are saved
through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they.’  The First Pope made things simple enough so that People of Good Will could be Catholic for the next 2,000 years.”


Question 3:  “Did The First Catholic Cardinal-Bishops agree with The First Catholic Pope and make it easy for Gentiles to save their souls by avoiding four things?”

Answer:  “Saint James made their agreement clear:  ‘It is my judgment, therefore, that we ought to stop troubling the Gentiles who turn to God, but simply tell them by letter to avoid:  (1) pollution from idols, (2) unlawful marriage, (3) the meat of strangled animals, and (4) blood.’


Question 4:  “Does Today’s Psalm 96: 1-3 & 10 agree with that early Catholic Teaching of The College of Cardinals?”

Answer:  “Today’s Psalm Reading includes:  ‘Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.’ along with:  ‘Sing to The Lord a new song;  sing to The Lord, all you lands.  Sing to The Lord;  bless His name. —  Announce His salvation, day after day.  Tell His glory among the nations;  among all peoples, His wondrous deeds. — Say among the nations:  The Lord is King.  He has made the world firm, not to be moved;  He governs the peoples with equity.’


Question 5:  “Did Jesus validate that Teaching from His College of Cardinals in Today’s Gospel from John 15:9-11:   ‘Jesus said to His disciples:  ‘As the Father loves Me, so I also love you.  Remain in My love.’?”

Answer:  “Jesus was very clear about the only way to ‘remain in His love’ when He made This Promise:  ‘If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.’


Question 6:  “Is that why Catholics are blessed to ‘keep’ His ‘commandments’ by being in The Only Church Spoken Into Being by This Word Jesus Christ, Himself:  ‘And I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.’?”

Answer:  “‘Catholics are Catholics because we strive to live by This, and Every Word, of Jesus so that we may be forever among His Chosen Group!   “I have told you this so that My joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.’