“Are Catholics = ‘Christians’? – 101” …Blog. [1/?]
*** (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.
*** (Revelation 2:10) Do not at all fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the Devil will cast some of you into prison, so that you may be tried. And you will have tribulation ten days. = Be faithful to death; and I will give you the crown of life.
Someone recently asked me this “Question”…! Right away… some ‘Catholic will be ‘Offended’… at such a question. But simply read this verse posted in “Revelation 2:10”. Then answer the ‘Question’… What are you willing “To Die For”…? Are ‘You’ willing to… ‘Die’ for what You Believe…? Many of the early… ‘First & Second Century’… “True Christians”… were martyred for their faith! IF you will bear with me… there are some “Ground Rules” for such a discussion. Please understand that this discussion will… “Neither Accuse Nor Excuse”… any of your ‘Beliefs’. This will, with the “Holy Scriptures”… present ‘What’ the Bible says! Right away some will have conflict… because the Catholics are “Taught” that the “Catholic Church”… is the final spiritual authority. But is this what the Holy Word of God… “Teaches”…? Did Christ Jesus have something else in mind… when He said… “…But by Every Word of God” = “Matthew 4:4” & “Luke 4:4”…?
*** (Proverbs 30:5-6) Every word of God is pure; He [God] is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
(Pro 30:6) Do not add to His Words; lest He ‘reprove’ you; and you be found a ‘Liar’.
*** (Deuteronomy 8:3) And He [God] humbled you and allowed you to hunger, and then He fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know it, so that He [God] might make ‘You’ know = that man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every word that comes out of the mouth of Jehovah = man shall live. [Jesus quoted this text– Matt 4:4 & Luke 4:4]
*** (Ephesians 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation; and the sword of the Spirit; which is the Word of God,
*** (Hebrews 4:12) For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit; and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents = of the heart.
(Heb 4:13) Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him [God] with Whom we have to do.
*** (John 12:48-49-50) He who rejects Me [Jesus] and does not receive; My Words has one who judges him; the Word that I [Jesus] have spoken; the same shall ‘judge’ him in the last day.
(Joh 12:49) For I have not spoken of Myself, but the Father [God] = Who sent Me [Jesus] = gave Me a command; what I should say; and what I should speak.
(Joh 12:50) And I know that His command is life everlasting. Therefore whatever I [Jesus] speak; even as the Father [God] said to Me [Jesus], = so I [Jesus] speak.
“How do I know that the Bible”…? – 101 Blog.
*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven and the earth shall pass away; but My Words shall 'not' pass away.
There are “Thousands”… of such Bible verses… throughout the entire Bible…! But then the question still remains… “Who Knows… ‘Who is Really a Christian’ = Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God… [John 3:3 & Romans 8:9]”…? Do you ‘realize’… that God says… “He Knows WHO”… in “Acts 15:8-9”…! God gives those that are ‘Truly His’… “His Holy Spirit”… as a ‘down payment’… on the right of redemption for a… ‘Glorified Body’… in the ‘New Heaven’ & the ‘New Earth!’ Right away the another question makes itself… “Very Obvious!” Are “All” who claim to be Christian… “Really Christians”…? Christ Jesus answered that very Question… “Himself”…! Did “Christ JESUS”… Say… “Some”… “Few”… or… “MANY”… ? ? ?
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not ‘everyone’ who says to Me [Jesus], Lord! Lord! Shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) = “MANY” = will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then I [Jesus] will say to them = I never knew ‘You!’ = Depart from Me; those working lawlessness!
False Christians – 101 Blog [1/4]
*** (Acts 15:8-9) And God, = Who “Knows the Hearts”, = bore them witness; ‘Giving’ them the Holy Spirit; even as to us.
(Acts 15:9) And He put no difference between us [Jews] and them [Gentiles]; purifying their hearts by faith.
*** (1John 2:20-21) But you have an ‘anointing’ from the Holy One [God], and you know all things.
(1Jn 2:21) I have not written to you because you do not know the Truth; but because you ‘know’ it; and know that ‘No’ Lie = is of the Truth.
*** (2Co 1:21) But He [God] confirming us and ‘anointing’ us with you in Christ is God.
(2Co 1:22) And He has ‘sealed’ us and having given the earnest of the [Holy] Spirit in our hearts.
*** (Ephesians 1:13-14) in whom also you, hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in Whom [Christ Jesus] also believing; you were ‘sealed’ with the Holy Spirit of promise,
(Eph 1:14) Who is the ‘earnest’ of our inheritance; to the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
The Anointing – 101 Blog about the Holy Spirit
Let me be the second to say… after the Holy Scriptures… that there are… “MANY”… ‘False Christians’… throughout the World. Surely you have heard of the ‘Jehovah Witnesses’? They do Not believe that Christ Jesus is God…! Then there are the ‘Mormons’… called ‘The Latter Day Saints’… believe that Christ Jesus is the Brother of Lucifer… and Not God! Day I say that there are “More False Christians”… than ‘Real Ones’…? Didn’t Christ Jesus say that in the above “Matthew 7:21-22-23”…? There are “Numerous Warning” throughout the Scriptures both OT & NT…! Did ‘You’ know… that Satan comes as an… “Angel of Light”…? How much more… those ‘pretending’ to be… “Christians”…?
*** (2Corinthains 11:13-14-15) For such ones are ‘false’ apostles, ‘deceitful’ workers; transforming themselves ‘into’ the apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14) Did not even Satan = marvelously ‘transform’ himself into = an angel of light?
(2Cor 11:15) Therefore it is no great thing; if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
*** (Matthew 7:13-14-15) Go in through the ‘narrow’ gate; for ‘wide’ is the gate and ‘broad’ is the way = that leads to destruction; and = “MANY” = there are who go in through it.
(Mat 7:14) Because ‘narrow’ is the gate; and ‘constricted’ is the way; which leads to life, and there are = “FEW” = who find it.
(Mat 7:15) Beware of ‘false’ prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were also ‘false’ prophets among the people; even as there will be ‘false’ teachers among you; who ‘secretly’ will bring in destructive heresies; even denying the Master who bought them; bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pe 2:2) And = “MANY” = will follow their pernicious ways, and because of them the way of Truth will be evil spoken of.
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation; beloved, I had need to write to you; to exhort you to contend earnestly for the [True] Faith once delivered to the saints.
(Jude 1:4) For certain men crept in secretly, those having been of old previously written into this condemnation, ‘ungodly’ ones; ‘perverting’ the grace of our God for unbridled lust, and ‘denying’ the only Master, God, even our Lord Jesus Christ.
*** (1Jn 4:1) Beloved, = do ‘NOT’ believe = every spirit; but ‘try’ the spirits to see if they are of God; because = “MANY” = false prophets = have gone out into the world.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah = 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’.
*** (Matthew 24:23-24- 25) Then if ‘any’ man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ! Or, There! Do “Not” believe it.
(Matt 24:24) For ‘false’ Christs’ and ‘false’ prophets will arise and ‘show’ great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they would deceive even the elect.
(Matt 24:25) Behold, I [Jesus] have told you = beforehand.
“Discerning of Spirits – 101”…Blog.
How about it… are ‘You’ willing to discuss this topic… as a mature adult…? Or perhaps, as many do… simply stick to your Beliefs… “Right or Wrong”…? Don’t ‘You’ think… that you need to “Understand”… ‘What you Believe’ and ‘Why’…? Never in the Bible does GOD expect us to believe in Him… “Without Any Reference!” Did you realize that Christ Jesus said that… about those that… “Believe in Him”…? If you believe in Christ Jesus… then He said… that is “MUST” be according… “To the Scriptures!” Mankind is to live… “By Every Word of God”…! Not by ‘Every Word of God’… “Plus”… what your Church Denomination “Says!” This discussion is ‘Really’ about all the ‘Basis of your Beliefs’… isn’t it? You either Believe… “Only the Holy Word of God”… OR… what your ‘Church Denomination’… Says is the Truth about God! Since God cannot Lie… and Christ Jesus said His Word is TRUTH… whom do you think… you should “Believe”…?
*** (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?
*** (Isaiah 55:8-9) For My thoughts = are ‘Not’ your thoughts; Nor ‘your’ ways My ways, says Jehovah [God].
(Isaiah 55:9) For as the heavens are ‘higher’ than the earth; so are My ways ‘higher’ than your ways; and My thoughts ‘than’ your thoughts.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (John 7:38-39) The one who ‘believes’ in Me [Jesus]; = as the Scripture has said; = will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart."
(John 7:39) Now He [Jesus] said this about the [Holy] Spirit; Whom those who were believing in Him [Jesus] were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
*** (John 12:43-to-46) For they loved the praise of people; ‘more than’ the praise of God.
(Joh 12:44) Then Jesus said loudly; The one who ‘believes’ in Me; does “Not” believe in Me; but in the One [God]; Who sent Me.
(Joh 12:45) The one who ‘sees’ Me [Jesus]; ‘sees’ the One [God]; Who sent Me.
(Joh 12:46) I [Jesus] have come into the world as light; so that everyone who ‘believes’ in me will not remain in the darkness.
*** (Colossians 2:9) For in Him [Jesus]; the whole fullness of God ‘lives’ = in bodily form.
*** (John 14:6-to-9) Jesus said to him, “I am the way; the Truth; and the life. No one comes to the Father [God]; ‘except’ through Me.
(John 14:7) If you have known Me [Jesus], you will also know My Father [God]. From now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
(John 14:8) Philip said to Him [Jesus]; “Lord, show us the Father [God] and that will satisfy us.”
(John 14:9) Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know Me? The person who has ‘seen’ Me [Jesus] = has ‘seen’ the Father [God]. So how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
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Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.