“Crippled by ‘Religion’ – 101”
*** (John 14:6) Jesus said to him; I am the Way; the Truth; and the Life; “No One” comes to the Father: but by Me [Jesus].
*** (John 10:1) Truly, truly, I [Jesus] say to you; He who ‘does not’ enter into the sheepfold by the door; but going up by another way [religion]; that one is a thief and a robber.
*** (1Timothy 2:5-6) For God is ONE; and there is ‘One’ Mediator of God and of men: the Man Christ Jesus,
(1Tim 2:6) Who gave Himself a ransom for all; to be testified in due time. [Revelation 20:10-to-15]
*** (Romans 8:24) For we are saved by hope. But hope that is ‘seen’ is not hope; for what anyone sees; why does he also hope for it? [Hebrews 11:6]
*** (2Corinthains 5:7) for we walk by Faith; Not by sight; [Hebrews 10:38]
How many of ‘YOU’… believe that ‘religion’ is a personal matter? Have you recently attended a “Funeral”…? How much more… ‘Personal’… does it get? I remember seeing a [booze] flask passed around at the grave site; and wondered why? I guess when faced with “Mortality”… ‘It Does Get’… “Real Personal”…? Most have been “Crippled with Religion”… as I was; when I was a child. Some outgrow it but some, refuse to deal with it. Most will make that… “A Personal Matter EXCUSE”… as a polite way of saying: “I will ‘NOT’ discuss IT!” Raised as a Catholic and attending Catholic School… I had my ‘fill’ of Religion! Only later in life, when I went to search for GOD… did I find Him’ as promised in His Holy Word; The Bible! Many carry the scars of ‘Religion’ all their life. I still remember my 93-year old grandmother; praying for her dead husband of 20-years. Her prayers could not… ‘Pray Him out of Purgatory’… as promised by the ‘Catholic Church!’ Such religion has “Crippled Many”…! If one believes in a Heaven; they must also believe in a Hell!
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (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?
*** (Jeremiah 29:13) And you shall seek Me and find Me; when you search for Me; with all your heart.
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but after this; [immediately] the judgment,
*** (Revelation 20:10) 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. [Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]
(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. [John 12:43]
(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.
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Someone will always say... “Are ‘You’ trying to Scare the Hell out of Me?” You see, Religion does that; but “True Christianity” is being Born Again; by God’s Holy Spirit! Religion always bases it ‘Teachings’… on that particular ‘Church Denomination!’ They may ‘Say’… they believe the Bible… but when ‘push comes to shove’… that Church will: Hold the Denominational Line. Just as the Jews’ of Jesus’ Day! They removed the “Complete Authority of the Scriptures”… and ‘substituted’ their man made “Talmud!” That is what Christ Jesus referred to as… “The Tradition of the Elders!” Religion will always ‘substitute’ itself for… God’s Holy Word! Actually, the word… “Religion” means; “To ‘Bind’ Oneself– back to God!” But “HOW”… can a “Sinful Finite Human Being”… bind oneself… “To A Holy Infinite God”…? They ‘Simply’… “Cannot!” It would be like ‘You’… trying to “Jump Up”… and “Touch the Moon!” Can ‘You’ do that…?
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses; You speak with us; and we will hear. But let not God speak with us; lest we die.
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses said to the people; Do not fear; for God has come to TEST YOU; and so that His fear; may be before your faces; so that you may not sin.
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*** (Matthew 15:7-8-9) Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, [Isaiah 29:13]
(Matt 15:8) “This people ‘draws near’ to Me with their mouth; and ‘honors’ Me with their lips; but their heart is ‘far from’ Me.
(Mat t15:9) But in vain they worship Me; teaching for doctrines: the [false] commandments of men.”
*** (Titus 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we have done; but according to His ‘mercy’ He saved us; through the washing of regeneration; and renewal of the Holy Spirit, [Romans 8:9]
*** (Ephesians 2:8-9-10) For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God
(Eph 2:9) and not the result of works; lest anyone boast.
(Eph 2:10) For we are his masterpiece; created in Christ Jesus; for good works that God prepared; long ago to be our way of life.
*** (Romans 11:6) But if by grace; then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works; then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work.
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*** (2Peter 2:1-2) Now there were false prophets among the people; just as there also will be false teachers among you; who will secretly introduce destructive heresies; and even ‘deny’ the Master who bought them; bringing swift destruction on themselves.
(2Pe 2:2) Many People; will ‘follow’ their immoral ways; and because of them; the way of Truth will be maligned.
*** (2Corinthains 11:13-14-15) Such people are false apostles; dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14) And no wonder, since “Satan” himself; ‘masquerades’ as; an angel of light.
(2Cor 11:15) So it is not surprising; if his servants also ‘masquerade’ as servants of righteousness. Their doom will match their deeds!
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].
“Earnestly ‘Contending’ for the: ‘True Faith’ – 101”…Blog [1/5]
*** (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 some people have slipped in; among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation; because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Why shouldn’t I share my Faith…? Well, “IF” you don’t have a “True Faith”… but only a Religion, that is one reason! “IF” ‘You’ are not Born Again… by God’s Holy Spirit… “THEN”… ‘You’ only have a ‘Religion!’ True Christianity is “NOT”… A Church Denomination…! Nor is it just a series of Bible Beliefs! It is more than that… it is a Relationship with GOD… by & through… the Finished Work of Redemption; by Christ Jesus… the Passover Lamb of GOD [1Corinthains 5:7] We take on His Righteousness… just as He took on our SIN/SINS… when they Nailed HIM… to that Cross -&- He Rose Again… for our Justification!
*** (Hebrews 10:12) But this Man [CHRIST JESUS], after He had offered One Sacrifice for sins = FOREVER, = sat Down on the right of God,
(Heb 10:13) from then on expecting = UNTIL = His enemies are made His footstool.
(Heb 10:14) For by ONE Offering He 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.
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Thanks for Your Ear…!
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!