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English: "universal"
Catholic\Cath"o*lic\ (k[a^]th"[-o]*[i^]k), a. [L. Catholicus, Gr. kaqoliko`s, universal, general; kata` down, wholly + "o`los whole, probably akin to E. solid: cf. F. catholique.] 1. Universal or general; as, the Catholic faith.

Greek: (1 Tim 1:5, 1 Peter 1:22) "pure"
Strongs' No. <2513> katharos {kath-ar-os'}kaqarov" Word Origin of uncertain affinity TDNT - 3:413,381 adjective Definition(s) 1) clean, pure 1a) physically 1a1) purified by fire 1a2) in a similitude, like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit 1b) in a levitical sense 1b1) clean, the use of which is not forbidden, imparts no uncleanness 1c) ethically 1c1) free from corrupt desire, from sin and guilt 1c2) free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine 1c3) blameless, innocent 1c4) unstained with the guilt of anything

Hebrew: (1 Kings 5:11) "beaten pure"
Strongs' No. <03795> kathiyth {kaw-theeth'} tyit'K Word Origin from <03807> TWOT - 1<062>a adjective Definition(s) 1) beaten out, pure, pounded fine (in a mortar), costly 1a) of olive oil

[Mat 3:11] "I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

[Acts 2:2] And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

  1. "Katharos" is the Greek word used to signify "cleansed by fire". Phonetically it is essentially the same as "Catholic". You can see from the above verses how it reflects the process of Sanctification. The Hebrew word "kathiyth" – which means "beaten pure" immediately makes one think of the sufferings of Christ before and during the crucifixion. The Latin version caries with it the idea of making the man WHOLE. Restored in love to God. Holy.

    This leads me to the conclusion that the Church was known as Catholic from the very beginning – most probably at Pentecost.

  2. ..."Catholic" known to mean UNIVERSAL...

  3. ...God is INFINITE...limitless...

  4. A shocking revelation:

    Infinite = Universal = Catholic

    "Catholic" and "Savior/Salvation/Save/Safe" are all derived from the same root word and mean essentially the same thing "solo = whole = universal". So if you say: "JESUS means SALVATION" (made whole/universal/holy), without knowing it, you are saying: "JESUS means CATHOLIC" (made whole/universal/holy). Understanding that a person touched by Jesus is made WHOLE (healed body, mind, and soul).

    Let me whisper a secret in your ear: CATHOLIC and JESUS mean the same thing.

    [Mat 19:26] But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

    [Mark 9:23] And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who believes."

    ...Jesus is saying in Matt 19:26, Mark 9:23..."if you do not believe in the INFINITE - you really have no faith"...

  5. …Jesus Christ is (freedom = salvation is)…the Son (the product)…of God (of Infinite Predestined Knowledge)…

  6. [John 17:3.8] And this is eternal {infinite} life, that they know {have intimate oneness with} thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

  7. …TRUE FREEDOM…is the knowledge of God in doing what is RIGHT…

  8. ...people say: "'Catholic' is not in the bible" with many other things just have to know where and how to look...

  9. "Catholic"...addresses Jesus Christ directly...because He is the MIRACLE worker...the God who says: "with God - ALL things are possible"!...

    You cannot believe in (Jesus) the miraculous, if you do not believe in (God) Infinite possibilities, freedom, or free will. Because the miraculous cannot happen in DOUBT.

  10. ...our FREE WILL is a direct product of the Infinite nature of God...anything is possible...

    [Mark 11:22] And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God.

    [Mark 11:23] Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

    [Mark 11:24] Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

    Jesus showed the door to Infinity was open to Him, as He performed miracles. Miracles are events outside of normal events. You must have faith in the Infinite (limitless possibilities/freedom/Kingdom of God) for miracles to happen, for prayers to be answered. A prayer is a request to change the future. A miracle is that change being made – answered prayer. Thus you can see, if a person believes in strict predestination – they shut out the possibility of miracles. Because in order for change to happen, you must believe that change is possible.

  11. ..."Catholic" an expression of ultimate faith...infinite possibilities...the magnitude of this is wonderful...

    In essence, the Catholic Spirit is the Holy (Universal Pure) Spirit. To be Catholic is to have faith and confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit to answer prayer. This faith in the Catholic power of God, is the answer to most of the doubts people voice against the Church. All (infinite) things are possible to him who believes (in the Infinite).

  12. I am married to a Southern Baptist lady. I met her in a time in my life when I believed but I was just floating.

    She encouraged me to read and study the bible, and we went to Protestant churches.

    The more I read and studied scripture - the parts which illuminated Catholic doctrine just started "talking" to me, until I could ignore them no more. I definitely was not looking for this, not at all. Along with this, I really began to HUNGER for the Lord's Supper. No matter how hard the Protestants ever seemed to try - the real SUBSTANCE of the Church is definitely missing in some of their services.

    This is something many of them just don't know. And I feel deeply, it is the Holy Spirit.

    When I went back into the Catholic Churches, I really sensed a FEMININE welcome. Like sitting in grand ma's kitchen while she is baking you cookies. The feeling of home. A love and warmth I have never really felt in any of the Protestant churches I have ever attended. And I believe I have attended some of the very best - really.

    I found "Catholic" was a part of my being - and I only feel like me when I am there.



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