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In the midst of Easter's approach, we felt that it was important that we issue a short statement thanking all of those who frequent this page. Also, we wanted to encourage all viewers to break the confines of this blog and comb through our other pages. Finally, we wanted to briefly explain why it is we take the time and energy to defend and promote the Catholic Church.
All Christians believe that Jesus was the Christ, the Messiah, begotten by the Father to save humanity from sin. The Crucifixion, The Resurrection, Christ's birth and many other moments are recognized as key moments in the Christian Faith. Protestants often forget to acknowledge all of these critical occurrences; one occurrence being the handing over of the keys to the kingdom.
Above is an image of Christ Jesus, the one whom we all adore, handing over the keys of His kingdom to Simon "Peter," the first leader of Jesus' Church. Upon the "rock" of Peter, Jesus' teachings (oral and written) were passed down to future generations; this is an undeniable fact. Here, Jesus anoints Peter with His very own authority telling him that he is able to "bind and loose" the sins of this world. He also tells Peter to go and anoint others in a similar fashion.
Regardless of what denomination you are, if you consider yourself Christian, I implore you to take a week or two and delve into the writings and teachings of the early Church Fathers. These were the men who knew Christ and His direct apostles. These "Fathers" of the Church were charged with the immense responsibility of spreading the Good News and persuading millions of people to follow the One True God - Jesus Christ. You owe it to these men to at least read what they had to say. Let us face it, if it were not for their vigor, fearlessness and courage - you and I may have never come to know Christ in all of his glory.