Tuesday, August 17, 2010
“A Christian writes a Catholic – 303”…Blog [3/?]
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove all things; = hold fast = that which is good.
With these discussions… there are provisions for responses. Most of the responses have tried… ‘to invalidate’ what God has said in His Holy Word. “None” of the responses… either on the blog site, Face Book, Yahoo or any other site has…. “Disavowed” any statement using the ‘Word of God!’ Most have stated reasons ‘to protect’ their religion and their practice. Obviously the above Bible verse is in the “Command” voice in the original language… “Requiring Obedience!” One Question… do you Obey the Holy Word of God… or your ‘Religion’…?
*** (Matthew 15:3) But He [Jesus] answered and said unto them, = Why do you also transgress = the commandment of God = by your tradition?
*** (Mark 7:7-8-9) However, they worship Me[Jesus] in vain, = teaching for doctrines = the commandments of men."
(Mark 7:8) For laying aside = the commandment of God, = you hold the tradition of men, = the dippings of pots and cups. = And = many other such things = you do.
(Mark 7:9) And He said to them, = Do you do well to set aside = the commandment of God, = so that you = may keep = your own tradition?
*** (Colossians 2:8) Beware lest anyone rob you = through philosophy = and vain deceit, = according to the tradition of men, = according to the elements of the world, = and not = according to Christ.
*** (1Peter 1:18-19) knowing that you were = not redeemed = with corruptible things, silver or gold, from your = vain manner of life = handed down from your fathers,
(1Pet 1:19) but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot;
Those who are “Truly Born Again”… by the Holy Spirit of God are redeemed by the Precious Blood of Christ! They have left the “Vain Traditions & Trappings of Religion!” No more are ‘Statutes’ and ‘Tokes’ and ‘Sacraments’ as part of their Lives. “The Holy Word of God”… has replaced ‘all’ those trappings… and they have given themselves… wholly over to ‘Obedience’… to the Word of God. No longer are they ruled by fear of loss… because their position in Christ… is both secure and eternal.
*** (Hebrews 5:9) And being perfected, He [Jesus] became the Author of = eternal salvation = to all those = who obey Him,
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being doers of the Word, = and not merely hearers = who Deceive themselves.
Have you ever noticed… in the Catholic Church… “Jesus Christ”… is still on the Cross…? Did you ever wonder why…? Where is… Jesus Christ… now…? IF He is not on the Cross… why is He only portrayed there on the Cross…? The Catholic mass… simply re-sacrifices Christ, every time the mass is celebrated. Their alters even ‘supposedly’ contain… remnants of a saints. The Church is portrayed as God’s Home and somehow becomes Sacred to the Catholic. Genuflections are done to show reverence to the Church. Holy water is for blessing one’s self. These following Bible verses validate ‘the premise’… “Christ Jesus”… is ‘NO’ longer on the Cross!
*** (John 19:30) Then when Jesus had received the sour wine, = He said, = It is finished! = And He bowed His head = and gave up the spirit.
*** (Luke 24:6-7) He is not here, = but has risen. = Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
(Luke 24:7) saying, = The Son of Man = must be delivered into the hands of sinful men = and be crucified, = and the third day = rise again?
*** (Hebrews 12:2) looking to Jesus = the Author and Finisher = of our faith, = Who for the joy that was set before Him = endured the cross, = despising the shame, = and sat down = at the right of the throne of God.
*** (Acts 7:55) But [Stephen] being full of the Holy Spirit, = looking up intently into Heaven, = he saw the glory of God, = and Jesus = standing at the right hand of God.
When you ‘die’… your spirit goes immediately to either “Heaven or Hell”… waiting for the ‘Eternal Judgment of God’. There is ‘nothing’ that can be done… after you die! No last rights, no Mass being said for you! No Purgatory to… be prayed out of. You are either “Born Again”… by the Holy Spirit of God… or you have your ‘Religion’… and will die in your Sin/Sins. Do you really believe that ‘prayers’… can pray you out of Purgatory… after you have “Rejected”… the Mercy & Grace of God… while you were Living…?
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men = once to die, = but [immediately] after this = the judgment,
*** (John 3:19-20) And this is the condemnation, = that the Light has come into the world, and = men loved darkness = rather than the Light, = because = their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who does evil = hates the Light, = and does not come = to the Light, = lest his deeds should be exposed.
*** (Hebrews 10:28-to-31) He who despised Moses' Law = died without mercy = on the word of two or three witnesses.
(Heb 10:29) Of how much worse punishment, = do you suppose, = will he be thought worthy of punishment, = the one = who has trampled the Son of God, = and who = has counted the blood of the covenant = with which he was sanctified = an unholy thing, = and has insulted = the Spirit of Grace?
(Heb 10:30) For we know Him [God] = Who has said, = "Vengeance belongs to Me, = I will repay, = says the Lord." = And again, = "The Lord shall judge His people."
(Heb 10:31) It is a fearful thing = to fall into the hands = of the living God.
How about “Forgiveness”…? IF you were to die… with un-confessed Sins… where would you go…? You as a Catholic have been trapped into that circle of bondage. Not knowing if you are forgiven for you Sin/Sins… and wondering IF you will make it to confession before dying. Those that are “Truly Born Again’ by the Holy Spirit of God… have that Assurance of Sin/Sins… Forgiven… “Past – Present – and Future!” No Catholic… can make that claim…! When Christ died on the Cross over 2,000 years ago… you were not even born. How then can “His Finished Work of Redemption”… assure you of… “Eternal Salvation”…? When or where has the Catholic Church… told you about this…? Absolutely… “Never!”
*** (Hebrews 10:10) By this will = we are sanctified = through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ = once for all.
*** (Hebrews 10:15-to-18) The Holy Spirit also is a witness to us; = for after He had said before,
(Heb 10:16) "This is the covenant = that I will make with them = after those days, = says the Lord; = I will put My Laws into their hearts, = and in their minds = I will write them,"
(Heb 10:17) also He adds, = "their sins and their iniquities = I will remember = no more."
(Heb 10:18) Now where remission of these is, = there is no more = offering for sin.
*** (Romans 8:9-10-11) But you are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = if = the Spirit of God dwells in you. = But if anyone = has not = the Spirit of Christ, = he [she] = is none = of His.
(Rom 8:10) And if Christ is in you, = indeed the body is dead because of sin, = but the Spirit is life = because of righteousness.
(Rom 8:11) But if = the Spirit of the One = Who raised up Jesus from the dead = dwells in you, the One = Who raised up Christ from the dead = shall also make = your mortal bodies = alive by His Spirit = Who dwells in you.
Once Again… when or where do you have ‘complete assurance’ of Eternal Salvation… in the Catholic Church…? Does your religion assure you of this… OR…are you always… “Not Knowing?” The plain Truth… is that; the Word of God, the Bible… will give you what you need to know! It is there for you to read and find out… for yourself! You need not… have someone… tell you what you need to believe or… not to believe! Why not listen to JESUS… and what He said…?
*** (John 12:44-to-50) But Jesus cried out and said, = He who believes on Me = does not = believe on Me = but on Him [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:45) And he who sees Me = sees Him [God] = Who sent Me.
(John 12:46) I have come as a Light into the world, = so that whoever believes on Me = should not remain in darkness.
(John 12:47) And if any one = hears My Words = and does not believe, = I do not [now] judge him, = for I do not [this time] = come to judge the world, = but to save the world.
(John 12:48) He who rejects Me = and does not receive = My Words = has one = who judges him; = the Word = that I have spoken, = the same [Word] = shall judge him = in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] have not spoken = of Myself, = but the Father [God] = Who sent Me = gave Me a command, = what = I should say, = and what = I should speak.
(John 12:50) And I know = that His command = is life everlasting. = Therefore = whatever I speak, = even as the Father said to Me, = so I speak.
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every Word = that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
*** (Numbers 23:19) God is not a man = that He should lie, = neither the son of man = that He should repent. = Has He said, = and shall He not do it? = Or has He spoken, = and shall He not = make it good?
“YOU”… have ‘only’ one Choice…! Believe God and His Holy Word… or believe what You… are told by some ‘Church’…? The question is… Who do you Believe…? After reading such Bible verses as those above… it is quite clear… that Jesus will use… “His Word”… to judge us! “NO”… the Bible does “NOT” say… ‘What’… the “Catholic Church” told you! Right away some will say… that is your interpretation of what the Bible says. “PLEASE”… tell me, what do those Bible verses… say to you? Please interpret them… and then tell me what they say? Can you tie those verses in… with other Bible verses… that say the Same Thing?
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah [Lord] was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) and that from a child = you have known = the Holy Scriptures, = which are able to make you wise = to salvation = through faith in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture = is God-breathed, = and is profitable = for doctrine, = for reproof, = for correction, = for instruction in righteousness,
(2Tim 3:17) that the man [or woman] of God = may be perfected, = thoroughly furnished = to every good work.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord [Savior], = Lord [Boss], = and = do not do = what I [Jesus] = say?
Continued in the next blog [4/4]
Thanks, In Christ, Roger