Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter 
Lectionary: 287

Reading 1ACTS 15:1-6

Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers,
“Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice,
you cannot be saved.”
Because there arose no little dissension and debate
by Paul and Barnabas with them,
it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the others
should go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbyters
about this question.
They were sent on their journey by the Church,
and passed through Phoenicia and Samaria
telling of the conversion of the Gentiles,
and brought great joy to all the brethren.
When they arrived in Jerusalem,
they were welcomed by the Church,
as well as by the Apostles and the presbyters,
and they reported what God had done with them.
But some from the party of the Pharisees who had become believers
stood up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them
and direct them to observe the Mosaic law.”

The Apostles and the presbyters met together to see about this matter.

Early in the history of the Church, came the first heresy.  The newly converted Jews, that is., the Jews which had recently converted to Christianity, wanted to everyone to keep the Mosaic law and simply add the Christian faith on top of that.  So, the Apostles got the Church together to consider the question in the very first Ecumenical Church Council.  The Council of Jerusalem.  Stay tuned to decide what the Apostles decided.  Or you can skip ahead and read about it yourself here.

Responsorial PsalmPS 122:1-2, 3-4AB, 4CD-5

R. (see 1) Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
I rejoiced because they said to me,
“We will go up to the house of the LORD.”
And now we have set foot
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
Jerusalem, built as a city
with compact unity.
To it the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
According to the decree for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
In it are set up judgment seats,
seats for the house of David.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
R. Alleluia.

The Church is the house of the Lord.  As it says in Scripture:
1 Timothy 3:15 
King James Version (KJV)
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

GospelJN 15:1-8

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”

In order to remain in Christ, we must produce fruits.  We must exercise the faith which God has given us by obeying His Commandments and doing works of charity towards our fellow man.  If we do so, then, God will shed His mercy upon us.  And we will be saved.
Revelation 22:12-15
King James Version (KJV)
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Born again from above, reviewing John 3

John 3King James Version (KJV)1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Nicodemus, the Teacher of Israel, was apologizing for those Pharisees who believed that Jesus produced His miracles by the help of Baal. He therefore assured Jesus that he believed that Jesus was sent by God. In other words, that Jesus is the Messiah.

However, Nicodemus is not one of Christ's chosen. Therefore Jesus speaks to him in parables:
Matthew 13:12-14
King James Version (KJV)12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

Jesus did that in order that Nicodemus be in need of the Church, which Jesus was establishing, with the Apostles as the foundation. And Nicodemus would need to go to them for understanding of His Teachings.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Note that Jesus did not address what Nicodemus (Nic) said. Nicodemus was speaking of Jesus and His miracles. And of the fact that Jesus was united with God.

But Jesus turned it around on Nic and said, in order for you also to accomplish the works of God and to be united to God, you must be born again. This is something which Nic should have known. For Nic was a Teacher of Israel and should have known that it takes a conversion of the heart, a new birth, in order to be united to God:
Ezekiel 18:31
King James Version (KJV)31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

But, perhaps because he was nervous. After all, he didn't want to be seen with Jesus and was sneaking around at night. But Nic didn't understand the reference to being born again in the Spirit.

So, Jesus said to him:
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Now, the reference to water is a reference to the flesh. Being born of woman. Have you ever heard of the term, "her water broke"? It happens in every human birth.

And being born of the Spirit, is a reference to God giving the man new life and a new heart. Conversion.

Jesus explains further:
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 
The wind bloweth where it listeth.  Sometimes worded, the Spirit blow where it will.  In essence this is the Catholic Teaching that God is not constrained by His Sacraments.  In this excerpt of John 3, Jesus has tied the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to the Sacrament of Baptism.  But He is careful to acknowledge that God will act outside the Sacraments, as well.  A good example is St. Cornelius:
Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

But Nic is still a few steps behind. Apparently taking Jesus literally:
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

And so Jesus scolds him and tells him that He is God, who has descended from heaven in order to ascend back again.

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

And save those who believe in Him in the process.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Baptism and salvation

Hi Lutero,
You said:
Mark 16:16 is another distorted verse use by false churches, which says: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” To fully understand it, you must realize the following:The Jews did not believe Jesus was God’s Son. When a Jew did get saved, he had thought it through well. Baptism soon, if not immediately, followed.

Thank you Joel, for posting this. Let’s compare your words to the Scripture.
Mark 16:16He that believes and is Baptized will be saved.
Note the order. First, believed, then baptized, then saved.
You have inverted the order saying:
When a Jew did get saved, he had thought it through well. Baptism soon, if not immediately, followed.
So, for you, its, believed, then saved then baptized.
This is showing that for you, Scripture is not important. You put your beliefs above what Scripture actually says.
Many times when a Jew got baptized his family disowned him. Sometimes, they even went so far as to bury an empty coffin, telling everyone that their loved one was dead as far as they were concerned.
Please provide the Scripture reference for these ideas. I’ve never seen that in Scripture.
There were not many “secret disciples.” You’ll have to search hard in scripture to find someone who got saved and refused to be baptized. So, salvation and baptism were closely linked “in time.” If someone got saved, it was automatically assumed that they’d get baptized.
You are still going by YOUR false understanding. But Scripture is clear that we are saved in Baptism (1 Peter 3:21).
The early church baptized daily, if not on the spot (See Acts 2:47.) This is the reason the words “believeth” and “baptized” are so closely linked in Mark 16:16. If baptism was essential to salvation, the last part of the verse would read, “…but he that believeth not or is not baptized shall be damned.” But that’s not the way it reads.
You aren’t understanding the words.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
He that believes and is not baptized shall not be saved.
He that does not believe and is yet baptized, shall be damned (1 Corinthians 11:30).
He that does not believe at all, shall be damned.
John 3:16 emphasizes believe (trust) and doesn’t mention baptism one time.
True. It doesn’t mention baptism at all. So how do you read that baptism is unnecessary? Especially when other verses in Scripture command baptism?
Find me one verse in Scripture which says we don’t need to be baptized. If you can’t find it, then that is further proof that you are reading into Scripture, your presuppositions.
False teaching always has loopholes in it.
And we are finding many loopholes in your false teachings.
Again, baptism is the first obedient step after you get saved.
That is not what Scripture says. That is what you say. Even St. Cornelius, who had received the Holy Spirit, needed to be Baptized in order to be saved. If St. Cornelius had not been baptized, he would not have been born again, into the Body of Christ, he would not have been added to the Church and he would not have been saved (Acts 2:37-47).
It has no part in getting you to heaven. If you get saved and are never baptized you will still go to heaven just as the Bible promises. But, the Christian who doesn’t get baptized will never have the blessings in their life because of their disobedience.
That sounds like you just contradicted yourself. A Christian who doesn’t get his blessings is a Christian who is not saved (Matt 7:21).
De Maria

Get past your presuppositions

Hi Tomas,
You said:
I doubt Lutero would read your entire post, which is why he would probably pose the same questions and arguments.
I agree. But also, he needs to get past his presuppositions. He is still arguing with that which he thinks the Catholic Church teaches. Not with that which the Catholic Church actually teaches.
And he still believes that the doctrines he holds are in the Bible. But the doctrines which he holds are not in the Bible.
De Maria

I do not believe that Catholics keep the commandments of God,

Christians Truth said...
My reply: I will continue to discuss more with you, but do know that I do not believe that Catholics keep the commandments of God, 

I remember you saying that. But I assure you that we do.

and that Catholics go against the Word of God with calling their brothers ‘father,’ for elevating Mary, for making statues and bowing to them, etc.

1. The Word of God does not forbid calling a man "father". The verse we discussed is merely a metaphor which Jesus used to emphasize the Fatherhood of God.
2. Scripture elevates Mary. We follow the example set by God in His Written Word.
3. Scripture does not forbid making statues.
4. Nor does Scripture forbid bowing before them in honor of the men and women which they represent.

My reply: Before we continue, please clarify what you mean by “That means you will wait until Judgment Day before you enter heaven, if you are saved.” Do you mean the judgment after we each die, or do you mean at the Great White Throne Judgment? 

At the Great White Throne Judgement. Nothing impure will enter heaven. Therefore, the particular or immediate Judgment will result in those who are in an imperfect state of grace going through Purgatory in order to be perfectly purified in preparation for heaven.

As for 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, this is about those who are God’s fellow workers, not about the field, see 1 Corinthians 3:9.

Are you not God's fellow worker? Each and every man who builds upon Christ's foundation is a fellow worker with God. That is why the Scripture says:
 ...13Every man's work shall be made manifest….

Again, it is about God’s fellow workers…the leaders,

It is about any man who lays a foundation in Christ:

11For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
 12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

those who are bringing people to God.

Those who are cooperating with God. That includes all believers.

I am already in heaven, see John 6:56Ephesians 2:6Colossians 3:1Colossians 1:13; and,Hebrews 12:28.

Sorry friend, but you are not unless you are participating in the Sacraments. All those verses are a reference to the Sacraments whereby we were translated to the heavenly kingdom.

My reply: Jesus says we have to obey to remain in God’s love. However, you are double-talking right now. You say those who love God keep the commandments and are PRIVILEGED to receive the sacraments; then you say it is the way God saves us. Which is it to you? 

Do you not realize that we are under a new Covenant? Have you not read what Scripture says?

Matthew 20:1-16 The Jews are they who agreed to labor for God (Exodus 19:6-8). We are they who come last. Because of the Sacraments, we are the last who are first.

 Let it be known, the Catholic's baptism is false, as is their Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick. 

On the contrary, the Catholic Sacraments are the mercy of God which saves us wherein we are washed and renewed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.

My reply: How do you think that you can use Hebrews 12:22 to support the Catholics beliefs on sacraments?

Everytime we submit to the Sacraments, we submit to a pre-judgement by God. If we submit with a false attitude, without faith, we are condemned. But if we submit with true faith, we are saved and walk amongst the Saints who dwell in Christ (Mark 16:161 Corinthians 11:28-29).

De Maria

April 30, 2013

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Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter 
Lectionary: 286

Reading 1ACTS 14:19-28

In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconium
arrived and won over the crowds.
They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,
supposing that he was dead.
But when the disciples gathered around him,
he got up and entered the city.
On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.

In the past few days, we've been following Sts. Barnabus and Paul around Antioch.  As we catch up to them today, we find that the Jews have succeeded in their attempt to stone St. Paul.  And they think they have killed him.  But when the Church gathers around him, he gets up and walks into the city where the Jews had stoned him and left him for dead.  But the next day, he and St. Barnabus leave for Derbe.

After they had proclaimed the good news to that city
and made a considerable number of disciples,
they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.
They strengthened the spirits of the disciples
and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying,
“It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships
to enter the Kingdom of God.”
They appointed presbyters for them in each Church and,
with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord
in whom they had put their faith.
Then they traveled through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia.
After proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia.
From there they sailed to Antioch,
where they had been commended to the grace of God
for the work they had now accomplished.
And when they arrived, they called the Church together
and reported what God had done with them
and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
Then they spent no little time with the disciples.

And the two Sts. continued their preaching throughout the land of Lystra, Iconium and Antioch.  Back and for the they went, preaching the Gospel and gathering disciples to the name of Jesus Christ.  And then they went back to Antioch and took a well deserved rest with the other disciples.

Responsorial PsalmPS 145:10-11, 12-13AB, 21

R. (see 12) Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R. Alleluia.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R. Alleluia.
Making known to men your might
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R. Alleluia.
May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD,
and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
R. Alleluia.

Let us always be happy and glad for the good things God has done for us.  And let us share the good news with the world.  This way, we let our light shine and others will give glory to God because of us.   And always be prepared to give the reason for your faith in God.

GospelJN 14:27-31A

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.

The peace which Christ gives is beyond expression.  I wish that you could all experience that peace.  I believe that I have.  
Jesus is here preparing the Apostles for the passion and crucifixion which He will soon endure.  And their peace will be shaken. 
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
Jesus is here talking about His death on the Cross and His resurrection and ascension.
His death upon the Cross because He will go away when He dies and is buried for three days.  But He will come back when He is resurrected.
And He will also go away when He is ascended to the Father, but He will return to us in every Mass when we receive Communion. 
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.
I will no longer speak much with you,
for the ruler of the world is coming.
He has no power over me,

The ruler of the world mentioned here is Satan.  When Jesus died upon the Cross, Satan thought that his plan had worked to perfection and assumed he had defeated Jesus.  But Jesus had given His life willingly and willingly took it up again and was resurrected.  Thus destroying the power of Satan and death forever for those who love Him.  Satan has no power over Jesus.  
but the world must know that I love the Father
and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.”

The world learns the extent of Jesus' love for His Father when He gives His life for Him.  And the world also learns of the extent of God's love for His people when He gives His only begotten Son for their salvation.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Protestants have their beliefs in total depravity, which is not in the Bible.

Christians Truth said...My reply: Protestants have their beliefs in total depravity, which is not in the Bible.


We are to have Jesus’ teachings and obey them before we are saved, see John 14:23; and Acts 5:32.

Still agree.

However, we must continue to do right and not sin after Jesus saves us, see Romans 6:1-2; and 1 John 5:18. We cannot stop sinning on our own, see Isaiah 64:5; and Romans 7:19. We cannot stop sinning unless we have the Holy Spirit, and we are to stop sinning not on our own but by the Holy Spirit, see Galatians 3:3Romans 8:14.

All that is in agreement with Catholic Teaching.

Thanks for responding. All that is in agreement with Catholic Teaching as far as Justification by faith and works goes. However there is more if you would like to continue the discussion we need to move into the Sacraments:

YOU and the Jews and all non-Catholics will only be saved to the extent that you keep the Commandments. What I mean there, is that if you intend to keep the Commandments because of your love for God, you will not keep them perfectly, but you will be saved, as by fire. See 1 Cor 3:10-15. That means you will wait until Judgement Day before you enter heaven, if you are saved.

But, if you deny that keeping the Commandments is necessary for your salvation, that is an indicator that you don't love God and you will not be saved, whether you are Jew, Gentile, Catholic, Protestant or anyone else.

However, Catholics (and the Orthodox) who love God and keep the Commandments are also privileged to receive the Sacraments, by which GOD SAVES US RIGHT HERE AND NOW. Those who receive the Sacraments walk with the Saints:

Hebrews 12:22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.


De Maria

April 29, 2013

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Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church 

Read more about this great Saint who was a consultant to the Popes.

Lectionary: 285

Reading 1ACTS 14:5-18

There was an attempt in Iconium
by both the Gentiles and the Jews,
together with their leaders,
to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.
They realized it,
and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe
and to the surrounding countryside,
where they continued to proclaim the Good News.

In Iconium, the Jews and the Gentiles conspired together to kill Sts. Barnabus and Paul. But they heard about it and escaped to the area of Lystra and Derby, where they continued to preach the Gospel.

At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,
who had never walked.
He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him,
saw that he had the faith to be healed,
and called out in a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet.”
He jumped up and began to walk about.
When the crowds saw what Paul had done,
they cried out in Lycaonian,
“The gods have come down to us in human form.”
They called Barnabas “Zeus” and Paul “Hermes,”
because he was the chief speaker.
And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city,
brought oxen and garlands to the gates,
for he together with the people intended to offer sacrifice.

At Lystra, they spoke before all the people.  Then, St. Paul noticed a man who had been crippled from birth but whom he could tell had the faith to be healed.  So, St. Paul said to him, "arise and walk."  And the man jumped to his feet and began to walk around.  The crowd was amazed and began to call Sts. Barnabus and Paul, gods.  They even prepared to have a sacrificed offered to them.

The Apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their garments
when they heard this and rushed out into the crowd, shouting,
“Men, why are you doing this?
We are of the same nature as you, human beings.
We proclaim to you good news
that you should turn from these idols to the living God,
who made heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them.
In past generations he allowed all Gentiles to go their own ways;
yet, in bestowing his goodness,
he did not leave himself without witness,
for he gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons,
and filled you with nourishment and gladness for your hearts.”
Even with these words, they scarcely restrained the crowds
from offering sacrifice to them.

But Sts. Paul and Barnabus objected mightily and said, "No!  We are not gods but men like you. And we are here to teach you to turn away from your idols and embrace the living God who made the heavens and the earth.  Even so, the crowds could barely be stopped from offering sacrifice to them.

Responsorial PsalmPS 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16

R. (1ab) Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
R. Alleluia.
Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name give glory
because of your mercy, because of your truth.
Why should the pagans say,
“Where is their God?”
R. Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
R. Alleluia.
Our God is in heaven;
whatever he wills, he does.
Their idols are silver and gold,
the handiwork of men.
R. Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
R. Alleluia.
May you be blessed by the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
Heaven is the heaven of the LORD,
but the earth he has given to the children of men.
R. Not to us, O Lord, but to your name give the glory.
R. Alleluia.

Always recognize your smallness and weakness and give to God the glory for everything good.  Many times, those who do not believe in God claim all the glory for those good things which come their way.  But those who exalt themselves are humbled by God.  Therefore, let us recognize God's power and sovereignty that we may have a righteous relationship with God.

GospelJN 14:21-26

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever has my commandments and observes them
is the one who loves me.
Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”

It is not those who claim to love Jesus who actually love Him.  Nor is it those who claim to have faith in Him.  It is those who do the will of the Father and keep the Commandments. 

Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him,
“Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us
and not to the world?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent me.

And Jesus said that those who love and obey Him will be visited by His Father and both He and the Father will dwell in that person.  

“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit
whom the Father will send in my name–
he will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.”

Then Jesus reveals that He must return to the Father so that the Father will send to us the Holy Spirit, who will remind us of all that Jesus has taught the Church.