Today's mass reading from the Bible August/22/2013 (Homily catholic church, Gospel word of God for the day)

First Reading: Isaiah 9: 1 - 6

1 But there will be no gloom for her that was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zeb'ulun and the land of Naph'tali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.
3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased its joy; they rejoice before thee as with joy at the harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, thou hast broken as on the day of Mid'ian.
5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Psalms 113: 1 - 8

1 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore!
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the LORD is to be praised!
4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!
5 Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high,
6 who looks far down upon the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.

Gospel Reading: Luke 1: 26 - 38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"
29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
30 And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."
34 And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?"
35 And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing will be impossible."
38 And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

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  1. WHEN SCRIPTURE DIED

    With the death of the apostle John, Scripture died. There was, nor is there any new Scripture after the last apostle died. The only way creed books and catechisms contain Scripture is if it is copied from the Bible. All so-called post Biblical revelations from God are man-made doctrines. There are no new Scriptures.

    John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

    Jesus told the apostles that He would send the Holy Spirit to guide them into all the truth. Jesus did not say the apostles would be guided into a partial truth. There was, nor is there any new truth today. The apostle had all of the truth.

    Ephesians 3:3-5 that by revelation there was made know to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 4 By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generation was not made know to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit.

    The mystery of Christ was reveled to the apostle Paul, and the rest of the apostles and the prophets. There is no new mystery to be reveled by any so-called modern day apostles and prophets. Paul said; has now been reveled. Paul did not say, will in the future be reveled.

    2 Peter 3:15-16 ...just as our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters,speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

    Letters written by the apostle Paul were Scriptures. All of the words and letters of the apostles were Scriptures. The apostles words were God's words. The words in man-made creed books, catechisms, statements of faith and new books of so-called revelation, are not Scriptures. Scripture is found in the Bible and the Bible alone.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

    ALL SCRIPTURE DIED WITH THE LAST APOSTLE.

    THE SO-CALLED NEW REVELATIONS FOUND IN CREED BOOKS, CATECHISMS, STATEMENTS OF FAITH AND OTHER BOOKS ARE NOT SCRIPTURE.

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