Crumbs from the Lord's Table

7. The Vineyard appointed to new imperfect servants with successive authority till His return

Sola Scriptura or Bible alone revisited
Sola Fide or Faith alone revisited
The One Church built by Christ
Peter the Rock / Stone misconception revisited
What the Bible says of Jesus' Only Church
1. Church is the Pillar of Truth, Manifold of Wisdom
2. A Church Witnessing unto all nations, so undoubtedly one Visible to all
3. One Single Visible Church in succession till His return
4. Revelation 12 - Church in the wilderness - not an invisible church
5. No separate invisible on earth ; One General Assembly: Visible on Earth with invisible in Heaven
6. An Imperfect Kingdom with Good & Bad Co-existing
7. The Vineyard appointed to new imperfect servants with successive authority till His return
Church Fathers say their church is Catholic
What the founder of Sola Scriptura & Sola Fide said of the Catholic Church
Did Luther or any other have the authority from the Lord or His Church
Who then is the Whore of Babylon?
The Catechism of the Catholic church on the separated communities and their Salvation
The various Christian denominations and their evolution
Catholic Apologetics Links

The Vineyard of the Lord appointed to new imperfect servants with successive authority ‘till His return’.


Isa:5:7: For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel


In His parable, Jesus talks of His Kingdom as a Vineyard a householder planted and let it out to husbandmen (OT authorities) who later became unworthy and persecuted the householder’s servants (OT prophets) and killed His own Son (Jesus). So, He says His Father will destroy those wicked men and let out His vineyard unto other husbandmen (Christian church authorities). To clarify this, He goes on to say ‘The Kingdom of God’ shall be taken from you (OT authorities) and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof (i.e. Christians).

M't:21:33-43: Hear another parable: There was a certain householder,

 which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a

 winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went

 into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his

 servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the

 husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned

 another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto

 them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will

 reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among

 themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his

 inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew

 him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto

 those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those

 wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which

 shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye

 never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same

 is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous

 in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken

 from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.



So, this One Kingdom of God is a successive one from the time of the Old Testament and is transferred on to the new authorities in the New testament. This Kingdom is one that will exists at the time the ‘Lord returns’ i.e. the end time as well. The ‘servants in authority over the house are called to be watchful at the time of ‘His return’ as well. The authority given is then successive till the Lord’s return.  (Mr 13:34-37). Who are the Reformers or Revivalists to claim that the church has gone corrupt when the Lord has said that He has entrusted the church 'to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof' and thus not to some authority that is to go corrupt. He says, He takes the Kingdom away from the unworthy and gives it over to the trustworthy.

This bestowal of authority we see in Lk 22:24-32

Lu:22:24-32: And there was also a strife among them, which of them should

be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles

exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are

called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you,

 let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For

whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that

 sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which

 have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a

 kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink

 at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of

 Israel. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have

 you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith

 fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.


And again,



M'r:13:34-37: For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his

house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and

commanded the porter to watch.



In Luke 22:24-33, Christ defines what it should be ‘to be the greatest among the twelve’ & the ‘chief among the twelve’, i.e. the greatest and the chief among them should be the one who serves like Christ is among them as he that serveth. He then confers the kingdom to the twelve ‘just as the Father conferred it to the Son’ (the same authority). Then goes on to show that of the twelve, He has prayed for Peter (not said that He prayed for all of them but ‘for Peter’) that his faith does not fail, and this Simon is the one who should strengthen the brethren once he returns from testing times. A chief among the apostles similar to how there is an 'Arch' or chief angel among the angels.


The Kingdom entrusted to the twelve and Peter appointed to be the one who is to ‘serve’ the rest of them as the chief.


The Lord’s True church is then the one in succession to the Vineyard the householder planted and one with the servants authorised or appointed by the Lord. A church visibly seen and acknowledged by the world. The only such church known to the world and in succession to the church instituted by the Lord Himself (the reformers all acknowledge that the Catholic church is the one in succession) is the One True Church, His Holy Catholic church. Others preaching doctrines different from this church is accursed as the Bible says in Gal 1:8,9.


 The Kingdom or the vineyard is taken from the husbandmen of the Old Testament i.e. the Jewish authorities after the crucifixion of the Son of the Householder and given to the New Testament nation (Christians) of husbandmen ‘bringing forth fruits thereof’.


Where in the picture do the Pentecostals or Protestants who left the Vineyard and formed other breakaways come in?



This is clearly mentioned in the Bible (1John 2:18-20) about them that ‘went out from us’. i.e. they were also part of the catholic church but later ‘went from the church’. ‘They went’ because they were not of us’. Again said, ‘they went that they might be made manifest (or clearly shown) that they were not of us’. The same thing repeated in 1Cor 11:18,19.



They went’ from among us’, because they 'were not of us'



1Jo:2:18-20: Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that

 antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we

 know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were

 not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have

 continued with us: but they went out, that they might be

 made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an

 unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.



Ac:20:30-31: Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking

 perverse things, draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and

 remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one

 night and day with tears.


 ‘They went out that they which are approved may be made manifest among you’.


Not that the approved may become part of an ‘invisible church’ but that they may be made manifest or shown out.


1Co:11:18, 19: For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that

 there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also

 heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest

 among you.



St. Pauls says two things specifically concerning those who divide the church;


Mark them; avoid them; reject.



Rom:16:17: Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions

 and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.


 Ti:3:10: A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;


Anyone, be it an apostle or even an angel, come with a gospel different from the preaching of the church, they are accursed (Gal 1:8,9)


                Ga:1:8,9: But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other   

               gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be 

               accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other

               gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.


And St. John’s words;



He that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.


2Jo:1:7-11: For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not

 that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an

 antichrist.Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ,

 hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the

 Father and the Son.If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine,

 receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that

 biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.


Interpretation is for the Holy men of God and not for the Private. False teachers shall come who 'privily' i.e. through private interpretation, shall bring in damnable heresies, ; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Interpretation is for the church guided by the Holy Spirit.


2Pe:1:19-21; 2:1, 2; 3:16-17: We have also a more sure

 word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take

 heed, as unto  a light that shineth in a dark place, until

 the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is

 of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not

 in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God

 spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. But there

 were false prophets also among the people, even as there

 shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall

 bring in damnable  heresies, even denying the Lord that

 bought them, and bring upon themselves swift

 destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways;

 by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken



Accidental or mere coincidence; same as then, likewise now. They (the false teachers) ‘wrest, ‘all’ Paul’s epistles as they do also the other scriptures.


2Pe:3:15-16: And account that the longsuffering of our

 Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also

 according to the wisdom given unto him hath written

 unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in

them of these things; in which are some things hard to be

 understood, which they that are unlearned and

 unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures,

 unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved,

seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also,

 being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from

 your own stedfastness.


2 Peter chapter 1, 2 & 3 deal with false prophets and their private interpretation. Like that time, the protestants of now ‘wrest, all Paul’s epistles as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction’. For which Peter had forewarned saying ‘Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness’ (3:16).


Though Protestants claim to be ‘Only Bible’ believers, they do not follow the whole Bible. They are restricted to a few verses only or rather ‘Certain Scriptura’ than ‘Sola Scriptura’. And when discussing a matter they play around and try to refute one silly matter and leave out the rest even if there are 70 to refute.


Of all the religious sites on the web there are more catholic bashing sites than any other. No other Christian group is more attacked than the Catholic church. Hundreds of sects against the One. The persecuted church,

1Jo:4:1-4: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the

 spirits whether they are of God: because many false

 prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye

 the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus

 Christ is come in the flesh is of God (those who believe

 He was flesh & blood; of course from that of Mary) And

 every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is

come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of

 antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come;

 and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God,

 little children, and have overcome them: because greater

 is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are

 of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the

world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth

 God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us.

 Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of



Anyone teaching ‘Jesus came in the flesh’ acknowledges that He was the flesh and blood of Mary. He became flesh in Mary’s womb, He is ‘the fruit of her womb’ ; her offspring as the Bible says (Lk 1:42 & Gen 3:15). Hebrews 2:14-16 says Jesus, 'like every children are partakers of flesh and blood, took human form' i.e. He partook the flesh and blood of whom? Mary of course, who else? He was the flesh and blood of Mary. Mary is then not just an eggshell as protestants teach.


Heb:2:14-16: Forasmuch then as the children are

 partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself

 likewise took part of the same (from his

mother of course); that through death he might destroy him

 that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And

 deliver them who through fear of death were all their

 lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on

 him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of

Abraham (human flesh & blood).


The only church accepting that Jesus came in the flesh through the flesh of Mary is the Catholic church. The only church seen and known to all, of being in succession to the One and only vineyard of the Lord is the Catholic church.


Go To >> Church Fathers say their church

is Catholic





Christ Reigns!