"In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he spoke to us through a son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe." Letter to the Hebrews 1:1-2 [New American]
And I say also unto thee, that “thou art Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my Church,
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven;
and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven,
and whatever thou shalt loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 16:18-19 [King James Version]
“Go ye therefore and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost:
teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."
Gospel of Matthew 28:19-20
And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the the scriptures the things referring to himself. Gospel of Luke 24:27 [RSV]
I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father Gospel of John 16:25 [NRSV].
"Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private."
Gospel of Mark 4:34
"Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and the ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accuratedly anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you..." Gospel of Luke 1:1-3
In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught,
until the day he was taken up,
after giving instructions through the holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered,
appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
Acts of the Apostles 1:1-3
For a whole year they met with the church, and taught a large company of people;
and in Antioch the disciples were for the first time called Christians.
Acts of the Apostles 11:26
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you. First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 11:1-2
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter. 2 Thessalonians 2:15
"He also it is who has made us fit ministers of the new covenant,
not of the letter, but of the spirit;
for the letter brings death, but the spirit gives life."
Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 3:6
"The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life." Gospel of John 6:63
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