“Are Catholics = ‘Christians’? – 301” …Blog. [3/?]
*** (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.
God continually gives us… His point of Reference… “As the Scripture has said and It is written” These simply refer to God’s Truth… found in His Holy Word. Since God cannot lie… “Numbers 29:13” and His Word is Truth “John 17:17”… ‘Who Else’… can we believe…? Surely some Church Denomination… whatever their ‘Beliefs & Teachings’… cannot equal the Truth of God! That is why one needs to be… “Born Again by God’s Holy Spirit!” His Holy Spirit… indwells that True Believer… and then teaches them… from the Word of God! Why then would we need the Holy Spirit of Truth…? Simply because our mortal minds & hearts… called the ‘natural man’… cannot understand the Spiritual things of God. Our Spiritual Man… the mind of Christ and the Holy Word of God… can then understand… God’s Holy Word… The Bible!
*** (John 14:16-17-18) And I [Jesus] will pray the Father [God], and He shall ‘give’ you another Comforter; so that He may be with you = ‘forever’,
(John 14:17) the [Holy] Spirit of Truth; Whom the world ‘cannot’ receive; because it does not see Him nor know Him. But you know Him; for He ‘dwells’ with you and shall be in you.
(John 14:18) I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.
*** (John 15:26) And when the Comforter [Holy Spirit] has come; Whom I [Jesus] will send to you from the Father [God]; the [Holy] Spirit of Truth; Who proceeds from the Father [God], He shall ‘testify’ of Me [Jesus].
*** (John 16:13-14-15) However, when He, the [Holy] Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all Truth. For He shall not speak of Himself; but whatever He hears; He shall speak. And He will announce to you things to come.
(John 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus]; for He will receive of Mine and will ‘announce’ it to you.
(John 16:15) All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and will announce it to you.
*** (1John 4:6) We are of God. He who knows God ‘hears’ us. = The one who is ‘not’ of God does ‘not’ hear us. From this we know the spirit of Truth = and the spirit of Error.
***(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.
(1Co 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.
(1Co 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.
(1Co 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.
(1Co 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.
“Conviction or Preference – 101”…Blog.
Without God’s Holy Spirit… all Bible learning becomes an “Academic Futile Exercise!” While you read the Gospels… you see that the Pharisees, Scribes and Lawyers of Jesus’ day… had such a problem with Him! His teaching was not of the Jews… His teaching is from God for… “He Jesus”… Is the Living Word of God! Religion will always get one into trouble… because it is “Man Made!” True Christianity is… “NOT A Religion”… but God’s Holy Spirit… indwelling that True Child of God! Yes even the Jews of Jesus’ day… claimed to “Know God!” But they did NOT even recognize… Christ Jesus the Messiah of Israel… the Perfect Passover Lamb of God! Their Spiritual ‘Eyes & Ears’… were ‘Shut!’ If you have read though the OT… you will see the ‘Many Times’… God sent His Prophets and men of God… to warn His people ‘Israel’… from their SIN/SINS! They continually ‘Rejected’ God… His Law… His Statutes… His Precepts… His Ordinances… written in God’s Holy Word… so that… “They are Without Excuse!”
*** (Luke 2:46-47) And it happened that after three days they found Him [Jesus] in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and questioning them.
(Luke 2:47) And all who heard Him [Jesus] were ‘astonished’ at His ‘understanding’ and ‘answers’.
*** (John 7:15-16-17) And the Jews marveled, saying, How does this man know letters, not being taught?
(John 7:16) Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine; but His [God] Who sent Me.
(John 7:17) If anyone desires to do His [Gods] will; he shall ‘know’ of the doctrine, whether it is of God; or I speak from Myself.
*** (Acts 4:13) But seeing the boldness of Peter and John; and perceiving that they were ‘unlearned’ and ‘uneducated’ men; they marveled. And they recognized them; that they had been with Jesus.
*** (John 6:44-65) No one can come to Me [Jesus]; unless the Father [God]; Who has sent Me [Jesus]; draw him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
(John 6:45) It is written in the Prophets, = “And they shall all be taught of God.” = Therefore everyone who ‘hears’ and ‘learns’ from the Father [God]; comes to Me [Jesus].
*** (Hebrews 10:14) For by one offering; He [Jesus] has perfected ‘forever’ those who are ‘sanctified’.
(Heb 10:15) 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.
*** (Matthew 15:7-8-9) Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
(Matt 15:8) “This people draws near to Me [God] with their mouth, and honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
(Matt 15:9) But in vain they worship Me, teaching for doctrines; the commandments of men.”
*** (Matthew 23:27) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outside, but inside they are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
(Mat 23:28) Even so you also appear righteous to men outwardly; = but inside = you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
(Mat 23:29) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous,
(Mat 23:30) and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
(Mat 23:31) Therefore you are witnesses to yourselves; = that you are ‘the sons’ of those = who killed the prophets;
(Mat 23:32) and you fill up the measure = of your fathers.
Those who “DO NOT” hold to… the “Complete Authority of the Holy Scriptures”… are “NO” different than the Jews of Jesus’ days! Most Catholics hold to what the Church teaches them… and “NEVER” questions any teaching… that is different than God’s Holy Word! Say it isn’t so…? So did the Jesus of Jesus’ day… putting their “Religion”… before what God has already said in His Holy Word! You as I did… when I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic School… blindly believes everything I was taught. Not so funny… I was threatened with my very soul… IF I was to leave the… “Holy Mother Catholic Church”… for another religion! That is the Same Compulsion… you have when you… “DO NOT”… question such things! Here are two issues… “The Virgin Mary”… and “Good Friday”. These two blogs… simply present what the Bible says! Your choice is to believe the Catholic Church Teaching… OR… What the Holy Word of God says! Just who… do you believe…?
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove all things; hold fast to the good.
“What does the Bible say about Jesus’ Mother: ‘Mary’? – 101” …Blog
*** (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 [or Not].
*** (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.
“Good Friday” or “Good Thursday”…?
“The Third Day – 101”…Blog.
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the unlearned and unstable = pervert, = as also they do the rest of the Scriptures, = to their own destruction.
You ‘Must’ make that Choice…! I cannot do it for you…! Do any of the Bible verses say anything about the “Holy Word of God”… “PLUS”… what the ‘Catholic Church’ teaches…? “Absolutely… NOT!” No matter what you have been ‘Taught’… I too… went through a process of… “UNLEARNING”… and then “Learning” to Know Jesus… from His Holy Word..! Did ‘You’ know… that “Christ Jesus” knows the predicament you are now in…? All your ‘Family & Friends’… are “Catholic”… and you are pressured by “Both”… to remain “Catholic”…! Remember Christ Jesus said… “Search the Scriptures”…! Did He really mean… “The Scriptures”… “PLUS”… what the ‘Catholic Church’ teaches…? “Absolutely… NOT!”
*** (John 5:38-to-42) And you do not have His Word abiding in you; for you ‘do not’ believe = Him [Jesus] = Whom He [God] has sent.
(John 5:39) You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are the ones ‘witnessing’ of Me [Jesus],
(John 5:40) and you will not come to Me [Jesus]; that you might have life.
(John 5:41) I [Jesus] = do not receive honor from men.
(John 5:42) But I [Jesus] know you; that you ‘do not’ have; the love of God in you.
*** (Luke 14:26) If anyone comes to Me [Jesus] = and does not hate his father and mother = and wife and children = and brothers and sisters; = yes, = and his own life also, = he cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever; does ‘not’ bear his cross and come after Me; he ‘cannot’ be My disciple.
*** (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.
Continued next blog…
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.