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Subjective questions QUESTION from Richard September 28, 2000 Dear Mr. John P.M.
There is a few questions I need your opinions with:
a. Why did Jesus Christ came 2000 years ago not sooner or later?
b. Is that you can't seek the internal answers within you from the external sources in this world? What I'm trying to say here is that God make us for a purpose with the ability that He had given each and everyone of us so no body really understand us.
c. Why must I be a Catholic?
d. Is it wise enough to read other books like the Hindunism books, Buddism books, or other religious book why are they like that and interpret it yourself?
e. When will you be releasing your book about you? and where can I get it?
f. What is the reason of LIFE?
This would be all.
Thanks you.
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ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on November 20, 2000 Dear Mr. Richard:
a. Why did Jesus Christ came 2000 years ago not sooner or later?
Because it was the fullness of time in God's plan of Salvation History. God deemed that time to be the appropriate time when man had sufficiently developed in order to begin to understand the things He would teach them. b. Is that you can't seek the internal answers within you from the external sources in this world? What I'm trying to say here is that God make us for a purpose with the ability that He had given each and everyone of us so no body really understand us.
I have no idea what your question is really. The external sources in the world can and do lead us to internal answers. The knowledge of God can be gleaned from His creation which can lead to faith. The awesome beauty of this world can and does increase faith. God has a purpose for each of us, the first of which is to love and serve Him. He gives each of us gifts and a unique dignity that WE CAN understand. Understanding each other is not a hard thing. We just have to give up ego and pride and such and then things become much more understandable.
c. Why must I be a Catholic?
It is best to be Catholic because the Catholic Church is the ONLY Church on the planet that was founded by Jesus Himself. All others were founded by men and their egos. Second, the Catholic Church has the FULLNESS of the faith, not just a readers digest version like other faith communities have. We have it all, especially the Eucharist. Why join the Little League when you can, if you want to, join the Big League Pros?
Why have only a cut-down version of the Christian faith, when you can have ALL of the Faith that Jesus and the Apostles taught?
d. Is it wise enough to read other books like the Hindunism books, Buddism books, or other religious book why are they like that and interpret it yourself?
It is NOT wise to read books of other religions until such time as one is thoroughly grounded in the Christian Faith. Otherwise you risk being swept away by the other religions. Your soul is too important to flirt around with such danger. e. When will you be releasing your book about you? and where can I get it?
Depending on my health, I hope to have the autobiography finished next summer. It will be available on this website. To love and serive the Lord God with all your mind, heart, soul, and strength, and to love your neighbor as you do yourself. God Bless
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