Related: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”
I was shocked to hear this blasphemous prayer prayed out loud on EWTN radio, yesterday, especially since David Anders has been promising listeners of his show, Called to Communion, that praying to ‘saints’ in heaven and Mary is not worship, but is just like asking for prayer from a friend who has a perfect relationship with God.
My jaw dropped as I heard this prayer prayed out loud on air, as it’s clearly pure blasphemy, asking Joseph to aid, strengthen, protect, and defend us through his powers. We “having implored the help of your thrice-holy Spouse… earnestly beg you to take us also under your protection;” “we beseech you and we humbly pray that you will look down graciously;” “help us in our need by your power and strength;” Aid us from on high, most valiant defender”….
According to the Bible, people in heaven don’t hear our prayers, and don’t have Godlike powers to answer them. Jesus is our intercessor. We don’t pray to people.
This is pure blasphemy.
Pope Leo XIII’s Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary Continue reading “Blasphemous Catholic prayer to St. Joseph – as if he’s God!”
EXCELLENT! I’ve been studying this lately: Peter warned in 2 Peter how slick preachers were twisting Paul’s words even back then, “UTTERING GREAT SWELLING WORDS OF EMPTINESS, they ENTICE THE LUSTS of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping [born-again Christians] from those who live in error; promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him” (2 Peter 2:18-19).
2 Peter 3:14-18:
Therefore, beloved, seeing that you look for these things, BE DILIGENT to be found in peace, without defect and blameless in his sight. Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; even as our beloved brother PAUL also, according to the wisdom given to him, WROTE TO YOU, as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are SOME THINGS that are HARD TO UNDERSTAND, WHICH THE ignorant and UNSETTLED TWIST, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. YOU therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, BEWARE, lest being carried away with the error of the wicked, you FALL from your own steadfastness. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Also, most pastors today preach mostly from Paul’s letters. An estimate I heard recently is 90% from Paul, who wrote some things that are hard to understand, whose words are easy to twist, Peter stated — while Peter is hardly ever quoted. Even Jesus’ words are twisted. Most often, John 10:28-29 is quoted without verse 27. And “Jesus didn’t really mean we’re in danger of hell” if we look at a woman to lust after her, for example.
Paul predicted OSAS and “only believe”:
“For The TIME WILL COME when THEY WILL NOT LISTEN to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves TEACHERS AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS; and will TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, and turn aside to *FABLES*” (2 Tim. 4:3-4)
Karlo Broussard is a Catholic theologian. *Some* of their ideas are more Biblical than what’s mainstream among Protestants.
NOTE/DISCLAIMER: I am NOT promoting Catholicism by posting this. I strongly reject praying to Mary and people who may be in heaven who can’t hear us to know how to pray for us. Adoring Mary and praying repetitive prayers to her in the Rosary borders on blasphemy. Also, Mary was not born sinless, like Jesus. This one really bothers me: the Catholic church (CC) teaches that Christians should NOT be like the Bereans, who Paul considered “more noble” because they eagerly received what Paul said and studied the Bible daily to make sure what Paul told them was true. The CC teaches that they are the true church, and their leaders and tradition decides what is true and not true. They believe their tradition and what the Pope says can trump what the Bible says. I completely reject that, and that there even is a pope. And Peter was NOT the first pope. James was the leader in Jerusalem, and was an apostle, not a pope. The CC didn’t start until centuries later. Priests (mediators) and calling them “Father” is also not Biblical. In the new covenant, Jesus is our only Priest. They teach that purgatory is a fact that people can depend on, instead of making sure we’re right with God and people now so we’ll have clear consciences, “no condemnation” before God when we die; though, some Catholic teachers do emphasize being right with God and people now so we’ll have saving grace when we die, which I applaud! Another dangerous doctrine: like the Lutherans, they believe infant baptism saves them, instead of “believe and be baptized,” which infants cannot do, but Catholics believe they can forfeit their salvation, unlike Lutherans, who are taught that their infant baptism seals their salvation, which is responsible for sending billions to hell, as is the Protestant teaching of “once saved, always saved” because we said the born-again prayer. We must actually abide in Christ to be “in Christ.” I am encouraged in seeing more and more Catholics being closer to what the New Testament actually says about who goes to heaven, especially my friend, David Anders, who hosts a show on EWTN called “Called to Communion.” However, I’m deeply disheartened by serious false teaching still taught and practiced by the Catholic church.
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This is what I’ve often said regarding Paul’s “what can separate us” passage at the end of Romans 8:
The “who shall separate us” promise in Romans 8:35 and “no condemnation” statement in verse 1 only applies to those who actually are “in Christ” based upon what Paul says in three different ways in verses 1-17:
Verse 1b: “who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
Verse 4b: “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Verse 13: “For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
Verse 14: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.”
Verse 17b: “joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.”
I say salvation is guaranteed for those who have “no condemnation” because we actually abide in Christ, not walking to the flesh but according to the Spirit. As long as we stay in this condition, nothing can take our salvation away from us, Paul’s promise near the end of Romans 8.
Broussard’s emphasizes here is that Paul’s list of things that can’t take our salvation away in Romans 8:38-39 are all external. Our own willful and unrepentant sin is not in this list. We can forfeit our salvation if we don’t walk in Love. Continue reading “Broussard: Paul’s promise in Romans 8:38-39 — Our sin can separate us; these external things cannot if we’re walking in Love”
Paul clearly says in 1 Timothy 4:
1 But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron, 3 forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving. 5 For it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer. Continue reading “Vegetarianism: Telling people we can’t eat meat a doctrine of demons?”
MY NOTES – Including transcriptions:
21:35 Skrbina disbelieves the gospel accounts of Jesus and doubts Jesus even existed: “I think he did exist. I think he was a mortal man. I’m not totally sure. I’m kind of on the fence on this one. But for the sake of this debate, let’s say he existed. …”
28:16 Skrbina claims many secular authors would have written about Jesus from Palestine in the 1st century, 2000 years ago.
Wiliamson: We only have one secular author’s work from Palestine on any subject, Josephus, who does write about Jesus: Continue reading “Debate: Atheist Claims Jesus is a Hoax – Slippery Philosopher David Skrbina v. Factual Theologian Peter Williamson”
“But now we have been *discharged from the law*, having died to that in which we were held; so that *we serve in newness of the spirit*, and not in oldness of the letter” (Rom. 7:6).
“If you are LED BY THE SPIRIT, you are not under the law” (Galatians 5:18).
“The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God” (Hebrews 7:18-19).
“By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete…” (Hebrews 8:13).
Ten things you need to know about the King James Bible
Amidst all the literary luvvies gushing over the quality of the prose and the RADA trained voices reading it in Radio 4 speak a few salient facts aren’t getting much attention. So here are ten things you ought to know about the KJV. They are taken from God’s Dangerous Book – a book on the history of the Bible…. But here’s the shorter version:
Ten things you need to know about the King James Bible
1. It was widely ignored on publication. Far from being an instant classic, The King James, or Authorised Version, was widely ignored on first publication for one very good reason: hardly anyone wanted it in the first place.
2. It was never intended as a means of giving the Bible to the people: it was intended as a way of stopping them using the Bible they already had. The people already had a great English translation – the Geneva version. James I hated that because he thought its footnotes were seditious. So he specifically commanded that the new version should be done without footnotes.
3. It was a revision not a new translation. James ordered that it be based on the text of the Bishops’ Bible of 1568. James instructed that the new version was to be ‘as little altered as the truth of the original [i.e. the Bishop’s Bible] will permit’.
4. It was a politically motivated translation. James also instructed that ‘the old ecclesiastical words to be kept, viz. the word Church not to be translated Congregation.’ James insisted that ekklesia be translated as church and that the word ‘bishop’ be used instead of ‘elder’. So you get verses like Acts 1.20, where the Geneva Bible has Continue reading “Ten things you need to know about the King James Bible — James intentionally altered texts”
“For THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT LISTEN to the sound doctrine, but, having ITCHING EARS, will heap up for themselves TEACHERS AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS; and *WILL TURN THEIR EARS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH*, and turn aside to FABLES.” (2 Tim. 4:3,4)
Often simply called ‘The Shrine’ — the largest Roman Catholic church in America.
“The basilica houses 81 Marian chapels.” (Wikipedia)
Mary and the “saints” who actually did make it to heaven can’t communicate with people on Earth, so prayers to them are futile, border on idolatry, and can open the door to demons. This is one of the most disturbing elements of Catholic doctrine, and has no Scriptural support.
Dear Catholic church goer, beware of the teachings you hear, test everything by prayer and by the Holy Spirit. Spend time in the Holy Scriptures, don’t depend on others for the truth. Do your homework. Your soul is too precious to God, it is too precious for you to risk it by swallowing all the deceptions these “churches” throw at you. You are accountable.
When you communicate with the dead, no matter where they are or what form they are in, you are opening yourself up to the spiritual dimension. It is VERY DANGEROUS because you don’t know what you are dealing with.
There are many instances of people contracting demonic spirits because of these things. Prayer to your favourite dead saint, communicating with Mary IS DANGEROUS. Saying that you are not praying to them but asking them to intercede for you does not change anything. Prayer is communication, playing on words will not help you.
The only prayer you could and should do is one to God Himself. The only mediator you could talk to is Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man. That is because only God is on the throne and only God has under Him all spiritual powers including the dark principalities.
Also the Lord is insulted when you display your hypocrisy by communicating with anyone other than Him. He is not busy somewhere in a heavenly office. He is not unavailable. He is always there waiting for you to go to HIM. Jesus promised that He will never leave us.
Can you imagine working for a boss who sends out for you to come to His office. Can you imagine you sending someone to go talk to Him for you? Do you think the boss will be happy? He sent out FOR YOU. He wants YOU to go to Him personally.
Don’t be a hypocrite. Jesus said in John 14:23 that He and the Father will make their abode WITHIN YOU. You have a STRAIGHT connection, you can approach the throne with confidence. Stop listening to that catholic garbage. Don’t insult Jesus. GO TO HIM.
Out of all the prophets, saints or anyone you think is very spiritual, there is ONLY ONE who left His throne to come and DIE FOR YOU dear friend. There is only one who shed His blood for the forgiveness of your sins, there is only one who went to the cross.
Don’t insult Him by sending someone else for you. Go to Him YOURSELF.
And may God bless you!
Keith at 6:40: “He’s not your Savior unless He’s your Lord.”
“Once saved, always saved” and “it’s hard to lose one’s salvation” have destroyed America, since so few “Christians” are now real Christians — salt and light.
For THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT LISTEN to the sound doctrine, but, having ITCHING EARS, will heap up for themselves TEACHERS AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS; and WILL TURN THEIR EARS AWAY FROM THE TRUTH, and turn aside to FABLES. (2 Tim. 4:3,4)
The world may be a much different place right now had Keith not died so young.
Dear friends, the reason many professing Christians are deceived is because they don’t want to LISTEN TO JESUS. They don’t want to follow Jesus, they don’t want to read His words and they certainly don’t want to obey these words. Most professing Christians don’t even know what it means to be a Christian. It means to FOLLOW CHRIST. It is all about JESUS and WHAT HE SAID. Yet most don’t want to accept that, they don’t want to follow and obey Jesus Christ, they just want to be ‘saved’.
Jesus said we must be born again of the Spirit of God. To be born again means that we have the Holy Spirit and when we have the Spirit, we belong to Christ, it means that Jesus becomes OUR LORD, He becomes our KING. He is SOVEREIGN OVER OUR LIVES. We are not our own anymore, we are HIS private possession, HIS HOLY TEMPLE WHERE HE LIVES. We also become simple servants for His Kingdom. Yet this is not what ‘Christians’ want to hear today. They want salvation, they don’t want the KING OF SALVATION.
Thomas Littleton’s website: thirtypiecesofsilver
Bill Gates funding Rick Warren
In an interview with The New American magazine’s Senior Editor Alex Newman, prominent Southern Baptist evangelist Thomas Littleton exposes the “Evangelical Deep State” and its nefarious efforts to mislead the Church and corrupt even conservative denominations. Among other concerns, he points to the normalization of homosexuality, the spread of support for “social justice” heresies, the joining together with the Marxist “Black Lives Matter” movement, and more. But people are waking up, he said.
(video) “Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance” – real-history, full-length film by Ted Pike — God’s covenants require OBEDIENCE • “They [pastors] were supposed to be WATCHMEN on the wall, yet they failed to utter even a hint of warning”
(video) Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy — The ‘ANGRY’ Evangelicals – Praying for War instead of “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” – Jesus
Filmed in 2004. Chuck tells about his visit to Palestine in 2002.
25:10 “Nobody knows what happens to them [arrested Palestinian terrorists that are never seen again]…, because torture is legal in Israel.”
26:00 MURDER BY PROXY — The ‘Christian’ Zionist mindset: “They must love their brother [Jesus’ command], so they can’t kill them themselves, so they appoint leaders like George W. Bush to kill them for them.”
30:10 The truth about Cyrus Scofield, criminal and supposed author of the Scofield Reference Bible, also called the Scofield Study Bible. Recommended reading: The Incredible Scofield and His Book He stole material from John Nelson Darby.
36:00 The truth about Genesis 12:3 and modern day Israel
39:40 In 1962, Oxford University Press added ‘antisemitism’ to the Scofield Bible [Scofield died in 1921] in a footnote: “For a nation to commit the sin of antisemitism brings inevitable judgment.”
41:00 “It’s destroying Christianity. … It’s the most destructive thing that’s happened since Martin Luther’s time. … The Catholic church had essentially destroyed Christianity by selling in terms of the little promises you can buy from them, eternal salvation through a scroll [indulgences].” — the idea that people, get blessed, are right with God for blessing modern, Talmudic Israel — which amounts to supporting war and whatever they do overtly and covertly.
48:15 Strong evidence that Cyrus Scofield was financed by Samuel Untermeyer, the Lotus Club.
49:50 “If you want to take over a country…, the thing to do is start a movement within the church.”
Exceptionally wise and pertinent words to overcome during these deceptive last days!
NOTES I TRANSCRIBED:
“The deception in these last days is overwhelming.”
“The enemy’s … primary weapon is subtle deception. He comes at us with carefully crafted arguments that stir up our emotions, and he often mixes in a little truth into the lies he promotes, causing us to question our God-given instinct. He comes back again and again until we are offended and angry. He knows that an offended person has compromised judgment.”
“The media has become the most powerful vehicle of lies, evil and confusion of our time. … And if you disagree with them you become ridiculed, hated, slandered.”
“We must stop and question the information being planted in our hearts and minds. We must each investigate the other side of the story.”
Romans 16:18 “By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.” BSB
The Bible says numerous times “take heed that no one deceives you.”
“If we are moved by feelings and feed on lies how are we to discern the truth” as the delusion increases with more serious birth pain events?
We should ask ourselves in humility:
• Have I been siding with evil?
• Do I really want to know the truth?
• Am I offended?
• Has my heart been hardened?
• Has my love gone cold?
“Anything else should be questioned. This [lays his hand on the Bible] is God’s truth.”
…no matter how many Scriptures I brought up, even when I bring the salvational words of Christ Himself, even when I mention passages like John 15 that says that “the branch IN CHRIST that will not bear fruit will be cut off and BURNED”, even then, it will not convince the majority of professing Christians who got deceived by that lie.
It is because they WANT to believe the lie….
It’s not uncommon to hear it said that Jesus was a socialist and that the early Church practiced socialism. None of this is true, and our guest takes us through all the key claims.
Jesus in Revelation 2 NKJV:
6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Tolerance, compromise, no absolute truth, separation is ignored, freedom to sin and live like the world.
“More than half of evangelical Christians do not believe in absolute truth.”
Who were the Nicolaitans mentioned in the book of Revelation? Who are the Nicolaitans today? How do you recognize Nicolaitanism in today’s church?
We must actually abide in Christ to be “in Christ,” walking not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Satanically led and empowered people can only be successfully opposed by people led by and empowered by God. Real Christianity, actually abiding in Christ produces salt and light from which the darkness flees!
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”
This post of mine has many links to other posts telling the truth about Billy Graham. This one man deceived many!:
Unrepentant, willfully sinning, not abiding in Christ ‘Christians’ are mainly responsible for the fall of America:
I believe Catholicism is a false religion, a system based on false theology; though, there are some Catholics who are real Christians. They believe their tradition trumps what the Bible actually says; though, Paul said the Bereans were more noble because they checked the scriptures daily to see if what Paul told them was true.
Many billions of Catholics are now in hell who were assured they were going to heaven.
Protestantism isn’t doing much better because of “once saved, always saved” and “only believe,” instead of “abide.”
We must actually abide in Christ to be “in Christ,” having clear consciences and clean hearts — resting in Christ — taking up our crosses and following Him.
Christianity is not a system. It’s a right relationship.
“What would happen if the leaders in the Church actually began to explain the difference between good and evil instead of just pretending evil doesn’t exist, and Grace covers everything?” – Marshall Alan Rowe, 9/5/20
Dana Coverstone ~July 19, 2020
Once we say that anything is fluid, we have changed its definition, its meaning, its purpose, and its original status. Then new definitions are built on top of the ones that were erased, and we have redesigned the organism itself, and effectively hidden the origin from future generations. As it happens to gender, it happens to truth since you have to deny truth to accept the new reality.
Romans 1 is in effect and the deluding influence is at play and most of the world is accepting and quiet about it all; I will not go quietly.
Proponents of the Black Lives Matter violent protests are claiming on social media that Jesus’ overturning the money changers’ tables in the Temple supports them breaking into, robbing and burning down buildings.
One such post that has 100K shares says:
“Destruction of property is not a valid form of protest”
Jesus made a whip one time, driving the dishonest money changers (like the worst in today’s Wall Street) who were cheating people out of their money *out of His Father’s house*. He didn’t destroy the building or probably even the tables. He threw the banksters out of His Father’s house, protecting His Father’s business.
This is the opposite of what BLM are doing.
They are illegally entering, destroying and even burning to the ground other people’s businesses, even black owned businesses.
Destruction of property is NOT a valid form of protest.
This grieves the Holy Spirit, and misrepresents what Jesus did and what He would want people to do during these protests.
This is more like the son of a business owner protecting his father’s business from the BLM rioters, which would be justified biblically.