Lord, to whom shall we go? (2022)

", John 14:6), so there is none other with whom they could go.
2. The line of the fullness of truth is passed from a valid Bishop to Bishop, and not through anyone else.
3. The line must be continuous and unbroken.
4. Where there is no valid Bishop (one who is descendant in the unbroken line from the Apostles), there is no fullness of truth.
5. Present day non-Catholics seem to think they do have another choice 'to whom they shall go'.

In 1521, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and the first Protestant, started Protestantism by forming the Lutherans. Unfortunately for them, not one Bishop joined Luther's revolt, so the valid priesthood for all Lutherans, and for all of those who splintered off from him, ended when the last valid Catholic priest of the revolt died. There was no succession of the fullness of truth in Lutheranism, or in any of its spinoffs. Here is a small sampling of those spin offs which now total over 38,000.
In 1521, Thomas Munser, a Catholic priest, started Anabaptists when he broke from Lutheranism, and unfortunately for them, no Bishops joined his revolt either.
In 1536, John Calvin formed the Calvinists. Sorry, no Bishops.
In 1560, John Knox started Presbyterians. Sorry no Bishops.
In 1609, John Smyth formed the Baptists in Holland. Sorry, no Bishops.
In 1639, Roger Williams started the Baptists in America. Sorry, no Bishops.
In 1739, John and Charles Wesley started the Methodists. Sorry, no Bishops.

You can readily see the pattern here.
All of these mainline Protestant sects, following the lead of revolt of the first Protestant of 1521, in one way or another, had no valid (Apostolic succession) Bishops to join their revolt, so therefore, all of them violated

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rules # 2 through 4 above.


Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."

Now we have a different case, and a very interesting one indeed. In it we can easily see the hand of GOD at work in the final outcome. In 1534, Henry VIII started the Church of England (Anglican). Some valid Catholic Bishops did join his revolt under the threat for them to either do so or die. Those who capitulated to the threat of the king continued in a valid Bishopric for a few short years. Those who refused to do so either fled the country, went into hiding, or were murdered.
King Henry died in 1547, and in 1550, King Edward VI, in a greater effort to protestantize the Anglican church, deliberately changed the form of ordination (called the Edwardian Ordinal), which had the effect of rendering ordinations of priests and Bishops invalid. In 1662, realizing that a mistake had been made, the Anglicans reverted to the valid ordination form, but by then it was too late, since all of the validly ordained Bishops had died. Because of this gap (rule 3) between 1550 and 1662, Anglican orders, being broken, remain invalid to this day.
Rules 2-4 were broken by Anglicans.
Can't you see GOD's fingerprints amid these facts?
Does GOD allow valid priesthoods in other than the one Church which He built? Here is yet another interesting example proving that He certainly does not.
The old covenant ended when the new covenant of Jesus Christ replaced it. However, the majority of Jews, refusing to accept Jesus as the Christ, continued with the Levitical priesthood of the old covenant. So then there were two priesthoods, the new one of Jesus Christ and the superseded one of the Aaronic Levites. However, this conflict of priesthoods only lasted for about forty years. In 70 A.D. Roman armies surrounded Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) and destroyed it (Matthew 24:2) and they killed every Levitical priest. That ended the Levitical priesthood in one fell swoop. It takes a priest (Bishop in the new covenant) to make a priest. Now do you see the fingerprints of GOD in these historical facts? Try to find a valid Jewish priest today. You will not find one. You will find only Rabbi's (teachers). Not only was the Jewish priesthood ended, but the Jewish temple was completely destroyed, and to this very day it has not been rebuilt. It was the will of GOD that the old covenant was fulfilled and would be ended (Hebrews 8:13), and replaced by the new covenant instituted by Jesus Christ (Hebrews 7:11-22).

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Do you see the parallel between the demise of any priesthood other than the one belonging to GOD's "new covenant house", which is His one and only Church?
Divine intervention is all too obvious against those who are not firmly situated in the "House that GOD built".


(Video) Lord, To Whom Shall We Go by Scott Soper

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."

Now we are back to the original question and again Holy Scripture has given us the answer for it.
It is in the second sentence of John 6:68 when Peter said, "You have the words of eternal life;".
Those words are the gist of the words spoken by Jesus Christ in John 6:47-58 when He said in verse 51:

Then Peter said, "...and we have believed...". Unlike the Jews who refused to believe His words and who walked away from Him in John 6:66, the Apostles believed because they had come to know that He was the Holy One of GOD and would not lead them astray. The answer to "Lord, to whom shall we go?", for the Apostles, was to stay right where they were because they already had the fullness of truth. They heard the Words directly from the Author of Life (Acts 3:15), and have believed.
For the rest of us, it is still the same answer.
It is the only Church which has the fullness of truth.
It is the only Church which conforms to rules 2-4 listed earlier.
It is the only Church which has an unbroken line of succession of Bishops stretching all the way back to Saint Peter.
It is the only Church which conforms perfectly with what the New Testament says it will be.
It is the only Church which conforms perfectly as the Body of Christ.
It is the only Church which can prove what it says with genuine historical documents.
It is the only Church which can call down from Heaven the true Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist for us to consume so we can each have eternal life.
It is the only Church which can be found in every century from the first, when Christ founded it, until this day in the twenty-first.
It is the only Church which is mentioned by its same present name in every century beginning in 107 A.D..
It is the only Church which is almost two thousand years old and can prove it.
It is the only Church which Jesus Christ founded.
It is the only Church which can truly be called the House that GOD built.


Lord, to whom shall we go?"

(Matthew 16:18, 18:17, Acts 20:28, 1Corinthians 1:2, 10:32, 11:22, 12:28, 15:9, 2Corinthians 1:1,
Galatians 1:13, Ephesians 3:10, 5:23-32, Colossians 1:18, 1:24, 1Thessalonians 1:1, 1Timothy 3:5, 3:15)
Psalms 127:1

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Who said Lord to whom shall we go? ›

Simon Peter answered Christ's question by asking, “Lord, to whom shall we go?” (John 6:68).

What does Matthew 28 6 say? ›

6: He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. The modern World English Bible translates the passage as: 5: The angel answered the women, “Don't be afraid, for I.

What are the words of eternal life? ›

The answer is Jesus, the Word of the Father who teaches us the words of eternal life; the Word made flesh who by the words of a priest comes to dwell among us and feed us with the grace of peace and strength.

Which verse in the Bible says I will go? ›

Bible Gateway Isaiah 45 :: NIV. I will go before you and will level the mountains ; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.


1. To Whom Shall We Go
(Strive to Be)
2. To whom shall I go
(Christian Youth Channel)
3. Chris Tomlin - Whom Shall I Fear [God Of Angel Armies] (Lyric Video)
4. Lord, to Whom Shall Go
(Scott Soper - Topic)
5. "Lord to Whom Shall We Go" by Frs Mark Aloysius, Derrick Yap and Edward Lim - JoySG50
(Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore)
6. To Whom Shall We Go? (John 6:60-71)
(Redemption Church Gateway)

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