Tuesday, June 21, 2011

“Are Catholics = ‘Christians’? – 201” …Blog. [2/?]

“Are Catholics = ‘Christians’? – 201” …Blog. [2/?]

*** (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."
(Joh 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.

*** (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 [Word] 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!

The “MAIN Debate Issue” is… “WHO is the Final Authority”… “The Bible”… or the “Catholic Church”…? When I was a child and raised a ‘Catholic’ and attended ‘Catholic School’… it was the Same! The Mass was in Latin… and being an “Alter Boy”… still remember the Latin sayings as an Adult! But they have a different meaning to me… now that I have been Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God… and… “NOW”… “Understand the Holy Scriptures!” Before the Holy Spirit came and indwelt me my…. “Spiritual Eyes & Ears” were closed. Since then… the Living Holy Word of God… is alive to my understanding. Of course… some have simply said… “You take those verses… out of Context!” My response has always been… and always will be… “The You, Please show me… what they Mean?” But ‘Never’… do I get a response from Any Catholic… Except from the “Printed Catholic” explanation… ‘Cut & Copied & Pasted’… into a response! ‘Never’ can they think on their own… and use Other Bible verses… in ‘any’ type of rebuttal. Just like the Jehovah Witnesses… who have a similar form of response! The too… ‘Explain away’… “Any Bible Truth”… that ‘contradicts’ their teachings!

*** (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.

*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven and the earth shall pass away; but My Words shall not pass away.

***(1Corinthians 2:10-to-14)  But God has revealed them to us by His [Holy] Spirit; for the [Holy] Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
(1Cor 2:11)  For who among men; knows the things of a man; except the spirit of man within him? = So also, no one knows the things of God; except the [Holy] Spirit of God.
(1Cor 2:12)  But we have ‘not’ received the spirit of the world; but the [Holy] Spirit from God; so that we might ‘know’ the things that are ‘freely’ given to us by God.
(1Cor 2:13)  These things we also speak; Not” in words which man's wisdom teaches, = but which the Holy Spirit = teaches, = comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14)  But the natural man does ‘not’ receive the things; of the Spirit of God; for they are ‘foolishness’ to him; neither can he ‘know’ them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Out of Context – 101 Blog [1/3]

Perhaps the easiest way to show this… is with “Words!” “IF”… I use the words… ‘Bier & beer’… ‘Rain & reign’… ‘Whether & weather’… ‘Lair & lire’ and so on! “THEN”… how does ‘ONE Know’… what word I mean… to communicate? Simply by using a Dictionary! It is the same thing… with Religions! The Christian Science Religion is… ‘Neither Christian = Nor Science!’ ‘Grape Nuts’ are ‘Neither Grapes = Nor Nuts!’ So too… “All Spiritual Truth”… comes from “God Alone”… and… “Can ONLY Be Defined by His Bible [His Dictionary]!”  Many religions will NOT use terms found in His Holy Word… but will make up ‘Religious Words’… to “Substitute”… for His Truth! Counterfeit money… and Counterfeit Religions… use that same ‘Technique!’ Take the LIE… and Morph it… into the ‘False Truth!’

*** (Isaiah 55:8) For My thoughts = are ‘not’ your thoughts, = nor your ways My ways, = says Jehovah [God].
(Isa 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.

*** (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’.

*** (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.

*** (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 16:29-30-31) Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the Prophets, let them hear them.
(Luke 16:30) And he said, No, father Abraham, but if one should go to them from the dead, they would repent.
(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.

*** (2Peter 1:20-21) knowing this first, = that no prophecy of the Scripture = came into being of its own = private interpretation.
(2Pe 1:21) For prophecy was not borne at any time by the will of man, = but holy men of God spoke = being borne along by the Holy Spirit.

The Truth of the Matter is… Unless You are ‘Born Again’… by God’s Holy Spirit… “YOU CANNOT”… understand ‘His Holy Word’ = because it was given through men… “Inspired by the Holy Spirit!” Surely as a Catholic… you are as I was… instructed by “Catholic Nuns & Priests”…! I can remember as a child in Catholic school… asking questions… that could not be understood by either! I was simply told… when you get older… you will understand the Catholic meanings. Even as a ‘Teen’… when I had a question or an answer to an asked question… I was not call upon for an answer. I was expected to accept their Answer & Solution… ‘Blindly’… by Faith! Only after being “Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit”… were my ‘Spiritual Eyes & Ears’… Opened!

*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.

*** (Romans 8:9) 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 is = “NONE” =  of His.

*** (1Cointhians 2:13-14) These things we also speak; not in words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches; = comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14) But the natural man = does “Not” receive the things = of the Spirit of God, = for they are foolishness to him; = neither can he know them, = because they are spiritually discerned.

*** (1Peter 1:23-24-25) having been born again; not of corruptible seed; but of incorruptible, = through the living Word of God, = and abiding forever.
(1Pet 1:24) For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of men as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls out,
(1Pet 1:25) but the Word of the Lord = endures forever. = And this is the Word preached as gospel to you.

*** (Luke 18:8) I say to you that He will avenge them speedily. = Yet when the Son of Man comes; = shall He find [True Biblical] Faith on the earth?

*** (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 [Word of God] = will be evil spoken of.

How about ‘YOU’…? Do ‘You’ Love the… “Holy Word of God”… or do you Substitute = “Catholic Teaching”… in its place…? What does ‘GOD’ in the Bible say about “His Holy Word”…? Do you even know or want to ‘Know’…? Perhaps this says it… “BEST”…!

*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple, = and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness = and = for Your truth's sake; = for You [God] = have magnified = Your Word = above all Your name.

1.     Elohim… “God” His power and might… Genesis 1:1 & Psalms 19:1.
2. El-Elyon… “Most High God... Gen 14:17-20, Isaiah 14:13-14.
3. El Olam… “The Everlasting God”… Isaiah 40:28-31.
4. El Roi… “The Strong One that sees”… Genesis 16:13.
5. El Shaddi… “God Almighty”… Genesis 17:1 & Psalms 91:3.
6. Adonai… “Lord”, the Lordship of God… Malachi 1:16.
7. Jehovah… “(Yahweh) The Lord, God’s Eternal Nature… Genesis 2”4.
8. Jehovah-Jireh… “The Lord will provide”… Genesis 22:13-14.
9. Jehovah-Maccaddeshem… “The Lord your sanctifier”… Exodus 31:13.
10. Jehovah-Nissi… ‘The Lord our banner”… Exodus 17:15.
11. Jehovah-Rapha… “The Lord our healer”… Exodus 15:26.
12. Jehovah-Rohi… “The Lord my shepherd”… Psalms 23:1.
13. Jehovah-Sabboah… “The Lord of Hosts”… Isaiah 6:1-to-3.
14. Jehovah-Shalom… “The Lord is peace”… Judges 6:24.
15. Jehovah-Shammah… “The Lord Who is present”… Ezekiel 48:35.
16. Jehovay-Tsidkenu… “The Lord our righteousness… Jeremiah 23:6
17. I AM… “The Lord Eternal”… Exodus 3:12-15.

These are only some of the Names of God… in His Holy Word the Bible! They describe only some of His Character! And yet… He God = has exalted His Word… above His Name…!  Do ‘YOU’… hold His Holy Word… in the “Same Esteem”… “Or NOT?”

Continued next blog…

Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.