Many In Valley Of Needed Decision Pt.2

(Relationship Or Religion) 

We are told to pray to our heavenly Father in the name of Jesus
It is to our heavenly Father our sins we're to confess
Both the bible dictionary and webster's meanings were clear
To pray to any other than God,and adhere to man's rules
is an abomination please beware (Last Stanza on last post of pt.1)
 
It is appointed to man once to die and then the judgement
There is no purgatory nor can we pay for our own salvation
We are saved by grace through faith in Christ and His finished
work on the Cross
When we repent of our sins and except Jesus as our Saviour
it's a free gift(Salvation) given us (Rom.10:9)
 
On the Cross all sin debt was paid in full,Jesus said it is finished
It isn't our works,or water baptism,or sacraments that saves us  
When you're saved, old things pass away,all things become new
By trusting in Christ the holy Spirit does a work in you,
"if" you abide in Him
 
Christ is the Word and the Vine,we're the branches fed by Him (John 15:1)
In John 6:63 it says it is the Spirit that quickens and His word
is spirit and life
In Romans 10:17 it says faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God
Without the incorruptible word of God we remain spiritually deaf
 
Sacraments are communion to do in remembrance of Christ and His
atoning death and one time perfect sacrifice (Heb.9:24-26)
The bread and wine(grapejuice) is only a memorial used as a symbol,
not to turn literally into Christ,as transubstantiation to crucify
 Him over again
To claim it be "anathema" on any not agreeing with this ritual
of manmade ordinance
I can only pray the truth be given and taken to heart by God's scriptures,
 Acts 15:20
When looking up the word anathema meaning accursed
Below is the only place in my bible this word is used in verse
1 Cor. 16:22  If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ,
let him be Anathema Maranatha.
 
In christianity Christ is the Head ,and the church is His body
In catholicism the Pope is the head of the catholic organization
In christianity we pray to Our Heavenly Father and Christ
alone is our mediator(1 Tim.2:5) (Heb.7:25-28) (Eph.2:13-16)
In catholicism prayers are said to Mary and even dead saints
 
As well as confessing sins to a man calling him father
In christianity we are warned of praying to the dead as an abomination
We are also warned of bowing down to any false idols which is spiritual
 idolatry
It was said Mary would be blessed "among" women ,but not to be exalted
 ( Jael in Judges 5:23-27 was blessed "above" women)
Even Jesus spoke when His mother was spoken of twice in a revering way
Blessed are those that hear my Fathers words and obey
(Matt.12:46-50)(Luke 11:27-28 )
At the wedding in Cana Jesus addressed her as Woman,
surely this is a parable ,for her comment was,
 " Whatsoever He saith unto you,do it." (John 2:3-5)
It has been said in catholic doctrine Peter the apostle was the first pope.
In much search it never does say that he was ever in Rome.
Also in catholicism it is said what the pope or their priest says, goes.
 
 In the scripture Peter himself knocks down that theory in Acts 5:29
 "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said,
 We ought to obey God rather than men."
Rom.11:6 "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace
is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace:
 otherwise work is no more work."
 
Jesus told Peter upon this rock I will build my church...
Jesus is the Rock(petra), the foundation, the name Peter means stone  
 
Without seeking these truths I too was not aware of the fallacy
I thought when it was said immaculent conception was Mary being a virgin
I find it is said in catholicism,she was without sin,Christ alone is the
only sinless one
For that reason it was made possible for His blood to cleanse us of all sin
 
The truth is that Mary was... divinely favored but in the beatitudes
Jesus spoke of in His sermon on the mount in Matt.5:2-12
in re of believers being blessed
On the day of Pentecost Mary was among those receiving the baptism
of the Holy spirit.
While it's true she birthed Jesus,used as a vessel to carry Him
She is the mother of Jesus, not the mother of God which would make
 her creating the second member of the Godhead and He was  
(John 1:1,14 )and is the I am from the beginning
 
 
Lovingly In Christ; Pastor Linda Begley

Posted 8-16-12
If this has enlightened you I pray you will leave feedback.
If you decide to be indifferent that is okay too,
I do it in love and in obedience to my Precious Lord and Saviour
I love you all but Jesus loves you MORE!!
 
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Hebrews 9:24-28  King James Version
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,
which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself,
now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest
 entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:
but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by
the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that
look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Heb.9:9-14
9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered
both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service
perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings,
and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,
that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood
he entered in once into the holy place,
having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer
sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?

Acts 15:19-20
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from
among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions
of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

1 Tim.2:5-6
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Eph.2:8-9,13
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are
made nigh by the blood of Christ.

John 19:30
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished:
and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Luke 11:27-28
27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman
of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him,
Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God,
and keep it.

Matt.12:46-50
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren
stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without,
 desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother?
and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples,
 and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven,
 the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matt.23:8-9
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ;
and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father,
which is in heaven.

Judges 5:23-27
23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly
the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord,
to the help of the Lord against the mighty.
24 Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be,
blessed shall she be above women in the tent.
25 He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter
in a lordly dish.
26 She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's
hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head,
when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed,
he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead.

Isa.66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man;
 he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck;
 he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood;
 he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol.
Yea, they have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delighteth in their abominations.