Friday, August 20, 2010
“A Christian writes a Catholic – 606”…Blog [6/6]
*** (1Corinthians 9:16) For though I preach the gospel, no glory is to me. For necessity is laid on me; yea, = WOE is to me = if = I do not preach the gospel!
There have been a variety of responses… that have tried to ‘side track’ these discussions. It is no pleasure to me, to show the lies of any religion and I do not. What I am commanded to do… by the Scriptures… is to “Preach the Word!” The above Bible verse says “WHY!” I do not share a religion… nor a denomination… but what the “Holy Word of God” says! And yet all the responses have ‘not’ been to the ‘subjects’ covered… but personal preferences how the Catholics practice their Religion. “NO Response”… has directly addressed the… “Catholic False Teachings”… in ‘OPPOSITION’… to the Bible…? Instead… ‘ONLY’… what the Catholics teach?
*** (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."
*** (2Timothy 4:2-3-4) preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
(2Tim 4:3) For a time will be when they = will not endure sound doctrine, = but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear.
(2Tim 4:4) And they will turn away their ears = from the Truth = and will be turned to myths.
There is ‘another’ reason… why I share the Truth of the Bible with Catholics. Before I came to Christ, and was Born Again by His Holy Spirit… “I was a Practicing Catholic”. When my eyes and ears was opened by Him… I still have a burden for those lost Catholics. They are ‘caught & trapped’… in those religious practices that will “Never”… get them to Heaven! There is a Command from God, the God of the Bible… is to warn both the “Righteous”… and the “Un-Righteous!”
*** (John 6:44) No one can come to Me [Jesus] unless the Father [God], Who has sent Me draw him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
*** (James 3:1) Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, = because you know that = we who teach = will be judged = more severely.
*** (Ezekiel 3:18-to-21) When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you do not give him warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked one shall die in his iniquity; but I will require his blood at your hand.
(Ezek 3:19) Yet if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
(Ezek 3:20) And when the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and when I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.
(Ezek 3:21) But if you warn the righteous so that the righteous does not sin, and if he does not sin, he shall surely live because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.
This will be a summation… of the preceding blogs in this discussion. Once again, “All Denominations are Man Made!” The Body of Christ = The Bride of Christ = the Church of Christ JESUS… Is “NOT” A Denomination… called the Catholic Church. It is a body of True Believers, Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit… Eternally Sealed with His Holy Spirit… till the Resurrection and Judgment of all mankind. The Catholic does not understand… from the Scriptures… this God Work… of His Holy Spirit… to form the Body of Christ, The Bride of Christ, the Church of Christ. And NOT what the Catholics call… ‘The Church’… the ‘Catholic Denomination!’
In this first Blog… I covered some of the things the Catholic is taught. The Catholics are taught ONLY by the Catholic Church, as to control their input and thinking. Never are they told to study the Scriptures on their own. I shared my testimony about how I came to Christ, with a link to my testimony in blog form. There was a discussion about Praying to Mary… and what the Bible says… again referencing another Blog. Also discussed the priest and the confessional… and how NO Catholic could be forgiven with Confession and Absolution. A total of seven blog references with “BIBLE VERSES” as my point of reference. Water baptism does “NOT” make one a Christian…! That is a False Catholic Teaching…!
This blog… discussed how the early church leaders had the Epistles and Gospel letters for reference. The Bible is the “Only Point of Reference”… for the ‘True Believer’. Referenced were what the Catholics did to Jan Huss, Galileo, and others martyred by the Catholic Church. There were also numerous Bible verses that showed the “Holy Spirit Sealing”… of the ‘True Believer’. Internet references were also provided as points of further discussion. Included was a simple prayer… to ask God, to be ‘YOUR’… “Lord & Savior”.
This blog... referenced “The Bible” and ‘NOT’ Catholic Teaching for Salvation. God’s Salvation is ONLY by… God’s Grace alone. Also discussed was… “Why Catholics”… still have Christ Jesus on the Cross… when He is Risen! Included was a reference to a Blog about “Heaven & Hell”… demonstrating from the Scriptures… a person’s “Immediate Placement”… after death. It also discussed the “Permanency of Salvation in Christ”… instead of the Catholic ‘NOT’ Knowing for Sure. There were three more blog references.
This blog… discussed the Catholic practice of the Mass and completely covered the False Catholic belief of… “Transubstantiation”. It refuted that belief… with the Scriptures and the Catholic… misunderstanding about… “The Finished Work of Redemption”, by Christ Jesus… The Passover lamb of God. Also discussed with blog and Scripture references was the “Holy Spirit”… that Seals those “Truly Born Again”. The Bible references ‘Plainly & Completely’ showed that… Christ is “NEVER” Sacrificed Again… and that the ‘wafer & juice’… are “NOT” the Body & Blood of Christ.
It was demonstrated with the Scriptures… “The JUST… shall Live By Faith”… and that communion is a representation of that… “ONE SACRIFICE”… “FOR ALL MANKIND”… Never to be repeated. Catholics ‘NEVER’ understand… ‘Communion is ONLY’… 1Corinthinns 11:25…!
This blog… refutes the Catholic Church teaching of Good Friday. In Fact… the Scriptures teach… that Christ indeed died on Thursday and NOT On Friday. IF Christ died on Friday, he would ONLY have two nights in the Grace… NOT… the Three, that Jesus spoke about… “As Jonah was n the belly of the fish, so much the Son of Man… be three days and three nights… in the earth. There are Many such Catholic teachings and practices that I did not discuss.
*** (Romans 10:3-4) For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.
This last blog… is a summation. ‘NO Catholic’… has demonstrated with the “Scriptures”… proof… of any of their False Religious Practices. The ‘praying to Mary’… and to the Saints; Medals and Statutes and so on… are ‘all’ a violation of Scripture… “Exodus 20:4”. The making of the… sign of the cross… blessing one’s self… Holy Water [no such thing]… the lighting of candles and ‘ALL’ the “Other Religious Trappings” of the Catholic Church. “None” of these Religious Practices… will earn any Catholic… any Kudos… with God, the God of the Bible.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (Acts 11:26) And finding him, he brought him to Antioch. And it happened to them a whole year they were assembled in the church. And they taught a considerable crowd. And the disciples were first called = Christian = in Antioch. [Not Catholic]
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written that "man shall not live by bread alone, = but by = EVERY = Word of God."
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being doers of the Word, and Not merely hearers who Deceive themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, Lord, = and do not do = what I say?
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) Think of our Lord's patience as salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.
(2Pet 3:16) He speaks about this subject in all his letters. Some things in them are hard to understand, = which ignorant and unstable people = distort to their own destruction, = as they do the rest of the Scriptures.
Last, but “Not Least”… I have told you so… that when “WE”… “ALL”… ‘Stand together before God”… to be Judged, “I will NEVER”… have to say… “I ‘never’ told them”… because I did ‘not’ want to offend them. IF your neighbor’s house was on FIRE… would you not give them warning…? Yes, I gave you a ‘warning’ and even asked “YOU” [reader] to… “Search the Scriptures for Yourself!” You either chose “NOT TO” because of your Catholic Teachings… or you are still searching for the “Real Truth”… found ‘Only’ in the Scriptures! Do you know what God said about those that… “Search for Him”…? Open your Bible and look at… Jeremiah 29:11-12-13…? “Search for HIM”… with all your… “HEART”…!
What you ‘do not’ know… is because you are ‘NOT Properly’… “Taught the Scriptures”… is that GOD… holds ‘His Word’… “Above HIS ‘OWN’… NAME!” Open your Bible and look at… “Psalms 138:2”. In addition Christ Jesus said HE would JUDGE YOU… with His Word… “John 12:48-49-50”… What God told… “HIM = JESUS”… to Speak! Again, open your Bible and reread those verses? You will either believe God’s Word… or your Catholic teaching. But you always put your Religious Catholic Practices… before & above… the Holy Word of God!
One Last Thing… when you stand before Christ… “Will You tell HIM”… that ‘you’ kept your “Catholic Beliefs”… or… “His Word”…? They are “NOT” the same, as demonstrated in these blogs. Here is His Warning in… “His Word” and… “His Judgment”…
*** (Revelation 20:10-15) And the Devil who deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet were. And he will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
(Rev 20:11) And I saw a great white throne, and Him sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And a place was not found for them.
(Rev 20:12) And I saw the dead, the small and the great, stand before God. And books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
(Rev 20:13) And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death and hell delivered up the dead in them. And each one of them was judged according to their works.
(Rev 20:14) And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death.
(Rev 20:15) And if anyone = was not found = having been written in the Book of Life, = he was cast into the Lake of Fire.
Thank you for your time and ‘Prayerful Consideration’ of these Bible Verses…!
(1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
(Acts 17:11) And these = were more noble = than those of Thessalonica, = in that they received the Word = with all readiness of mind = and = ‘searched’ the Scriptures = daily = to see if those things = were so.
(Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do NOT speak according TO this Word, = it is because NO light = is in them.
(Luke 16:31) And he said to him, If they = do NOT = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they will NOT = be persuaded, = even though one rose from the dead.
In Christ, Roger / "Ezekiel 2:7".