(Jn 1:49-51):
Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.

And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

@George I never understood that whole exchange - what's up with the fig tree?

@mikel @George If I can be of help. I looked this up to see if I can find something like what I heard either on EWTN or a local Mass (I forget) this is what I found and it is close:

@mikel @George So, it's basically connecting everything to Messianic prophecy. This is why we need an interpreter of the Bible! It doesn't 'splain itself! :-)

@sobercatholic @mikel
Yup! That's why sola scriptura leads to relativism manifested as thousands of Protestant communities (and within them). Apparently Our Lord knew what he was doing when he structured His Church!

A good friend of mine debate whether it is good to just tell people to pickup the Bible and read it. He thinks yes, I think they should be encouraged to join good Catholic Bible studies.

On a related note, only Catholics with a solid knowledge of Holy Scripture should ever attend a non-Catholic Bible study. For others it is counter-productive (I have seen the results personally).

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