Thursday, August 20, 2020

Catholic Church and Temporal Power (quora)

Why did the Catholic Church also conquer temporal power?

Hans-Georg Lundahl
just now
Catholic convert, reading many Catechisms

Check out these last verses of the Gospel of St. Matthew:

Douay-Rheims Bible (Matthew 28)

[16] And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. [17] And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. [18] And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. [19] Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

Did you get teach ye all nations?

This means, not just individual persons, but institutions - armies, heads of state, cultural personnel and so on - of all nations.

Obeying this command successfully tends to give the one doing so temporal power.

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