Does it really make a difference what a person believes? Do all people end up in Heaven in the end? What could be any more important than knowing where you are going to spend eternity? Perhaps the thought of what will happen to your soul after you die has crossed your mind over the years but somehow you manage to squash the thought whenever that happens. In this article here, I will be showing you that the Bible is very clear that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven. In this article here I want to absolutely squash the idea, that there are many ways to get to Heaven. As you read this article, I want you to ask yourself the question. If I were to die tonight, then where would I spend eternity? What about your loved ones? I encourage you to take the time to read this article, because you do have an enemy of your soul, who will try to distract you from reading this, because he knows that the truth shall set you free. Be Blessed my friend!
1] JESUS CHRIST DECLARED THAT HE WAS THE ONLY WAY – TO THE FATHER (John 14:6) – his Father is in heaven ( Matthew 7:21, 10:32-33) so He was telling us that He was the only way to heaven. Jesus also said that some who called Him Lord were not truly His children (Matthew 7:21) but only those who do the will of the Father. Jesus asked His disciples who they thought He was, and Peter acknowledged Jesus to be the Christ (Messiah) (Matthew 16:13-17). Either Jesus Christ is the Messiah or He is not! That means that every person on the planet, whether Jewish or Gentile, has a choice to make concerning the Messiah.
2] THE DISCIPLES FOUND THE MESSIAH – Andrew declared unto Simon Peter that “we have found the Messias (Messiah) (John 1:40-42) which is another confirmation that Jesus is indeed the Messiah.
3] JESUS REVEALED HIMSELF AS MESSIAH – TO A GENTILE WOMAN – who was a Samaritan. (John 4:21-26). This woman believed in Jesus Christ, along with many others from her village, which shows us that Gentiles were getting saved before Christ died on the cross. Jesus also told this woman that God must be worshiped in “spirit and in truth” showing her that spiritual worship (from the heart) is not and cannot be limited to a physical place, including Jerusalem.
4] JESUS THE MESSIAH IS ALSO THE SAVIOUR – Having proven the case that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) it can be easily shown that Jesus is the Saviour also, and therefore the only way to heaven for anyone.
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The apostle Paul did not let up in his testimony, as he went on to tell the King, that the (Jewish) Chief Priests gave him the authority to persecute the saints (true living Christians), and many of them were put in prison and were put to death! Paul told the King that he was involved in all of those things, and gave his full consent to it. It is very clear through the testimony of Paul that he was an absolute tyrant against true Christians.
At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. (Acts 26:13-15)
What a day that must have been when this man Saul (Paul) had his life rocked by the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul observed a light that was brighter than the midday Sun (extremely bright), and then a voice which spoke in the Hebrew language, and asked him why he was persecuting him. What would you have thought if you were in Saul’s (Pauls) shoes? I don’t know about you, but I would have wondered why I was not cooked already. So what happened next?
But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Acts 26:16-18)
What? How can this possibly be? This absolute tyrant of a man, who dragged Christians off into jail, for no good reason, and gave his consent to the death of many of them? What? Are you kidding me? Are you telling me that a Holy and Righteous God can use this guy for His glory? What about this man’s past, and the wicked things he did against the Christians? Yup, that is exactly what happened to Saul (Paul) and it even ended up in the scriptures, the very Word of God. The true and living God called this man Saul (Paul) , and He put His Spirit in him, and he told him that he would be preaching (primarily) to the Gentiles, but he preached to the Jewish people also.
Did you know that you can read the Bible and find the day that the religious Jewish leaders made the decision to put Jesus Christ to death? Yes, I am talking about the day when the decision was made that Jesus would have to be killed! The day that the religious Jews made up their minds to KILL Jesus Christ, was the very same day that a man named Lazarus was raised from the dead, after being dead for four days. . . Martha had no idea that she was about to witness one of the greatest miracles ever recorded in the Bible. Martha had absolutely no idea that her brother would be raised from the dead, and she knew enough to tell Jesus that his body would have a stinking stench after being dead for four days. One can only imagine what it must have been like to actually be there to witness what was about to happen.
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And JESUS lifted up his eyes, and said, FATHER, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. JESUS saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. Then many of the JEWS which came to Mary, and had seen the things which JESUS did, BELIEVED on him. (John 11:41-45)
Jesus Christ came upon this depressing, and devastating scene, where Martha and her sister Mary were mourning the death of their brother Lazarus, and in an instant that mourning was turned into extreme joy! Many of the Jews who were present believed in him as a direct result of that awesome miracle which he had just performed.
But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things JESUS had done. Then gathered the CHIEF PRIESTS and the Pharisees a COUNCIL, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and NATION. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that ONE man should DIE for the people, and that the whole NATION perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he PROPHESIED that JESUS should DIE for that NATION; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from THAT DAY forth they took counsel together for to PUT HIM TO DEATH. Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the JEWS; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples. (John 11:46-54)
Most people do not realize that the Roman Catholic Church teaches that the Pope, is necessary for the interpretation of God’s Word. The Roman Catholic system teaches that the Pope, the Magisterium (teaching office), and their tradition cannot be separated. Rome places their man-made tradition on an EQUAL level with the scriptures themselves! That is absolutely mind-boggling, but that is exactly what they teach. Here is an excerpt from their 1994 Catholic Catechism:
“The TASK of INTERPRETING the WORD OF GOD authentically has been ENTRUSTED SOLELY to the magisterium of the Church, that is, to the POPE and to the bishops in communion with him.”
I was raised as a Roman Catholic, and I sat under the false teachings of Rome for many years, UNTIL the Holy Ghost (Spirit) opened up my eyes to the truth through the scriptures (Bible/God’s Word). I assure you that YOU do not need the Pope to interpret the scriptures for you. If you believe that, then you will continue to live in the religious bondage of that whole system, which preaches a false gospel, BUT the choice is your own. Do not be fooled by the “Catholic Charismatic movement” either, because I was involved in that aspect of Rome also. It is STILL Roman Catholic to the very core. Mary is still worshiped within that movement, and you will find the Rosary with it’s “Hail Marys” being prayed constantly at many of their Roman Catholic “Healing Masses.” Folks I would STILL be praying my Hail Mary’s, and counting them off on my rosary beads, if it had not been for the LORD who set me free from the gross deception of the Roman Catholic church. I would still be attending the Catholic Mass, and receiving the Catholic Eucharist, if the LORD had not set me free. I would still be praying for the “lost souls” in Purgatory, if the LORD had not shown me that there was no such place as Purgatory. Oh, precious Roman Catholic, come out of the deception and corruption of the Roman Catholic system while there is still breath in your body! Search the matter out for yourself. Do you think that your local priest is going to tell you to leave that system? Do you think that the corrupt, and compromising “Evangelical” Television preachers are going to tell you to leave that system? Do you think that the “inter-denominational” pastors and preachers are going to tell you that? Do not bet on that for a second because they have already been seduced by the “church” of Rome, and they are not about to change now. I thank God for saving my soul out of the demonic system known as Roman Catholicism, and he has never let me down. Glory to his name!
According to the scriptures, there is only one person who deserves the title of “Holy Father” and he is sitting on a throne in Heaven, not on a throne over in the Vatican. Peter is often referred to as the “first Pope” of the Roman Catholic church, but when you study the scriptures you will find that Peter was just another Christian who refused and disdained the praise which came from man. If Peter were to walk through St Peter’s Square, and visit the Vatican in Rome he would be appalled by all of the gaudy idolatry and man-made traditions of the Catholic church. If you study the scriptures you can get the true picture of Peter fairly easily. In the book of Acts Peter rebuked a man who fell down on the floor to worship him, because he knew that he was merely a redeemed sinner, who was saved by the mercy and grace of God:
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and WORSHIPPED HIM. But Peter took him up, saying, STAND UP; I myself also am a man. (Acts 10:25-26)
Peter would NOT put up with such idolatry, and he let that man Cornelius know right away. Fast forward to modern times, and you will see people bowing down like little puppy dogs before the Catholic Popes, kissing their rings, and paying homage to them wherever they may go. This is actually something that has been going on for centuries. The Catholic Popes, including the current Pope Francis, are often referred to as the “Holy Father” or “His Holiness” when the true Christian knows that those titles are reserved only for God himself. The apostle Peter walked side by side with the Lord Jesus Christ, so he would have have heard, and known the instruction which the Lord gave addressing any man as Father!
And call NO MAN your FATHER upon the earth: for ONE is your FATHER, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for ONE is your MASTER, even CHRIST. (Matthew 23:9-10)
One of the most important teachings in the Bible is that of the New Birth, and the New Birth is a SPIRITUAL birth which is an absolute necessity if you want to see Heaven. This one teaching EXPOSES the bogus and counterfeit unity that you see taking place in this modern day. The Roman Catholic church teaches that a person is regenerated and born again when they are baptized as little infants, but nothing could be further from the truth. A little infant baby has absolutely no idea what is going on, when the Roman Catholic priest comes along with his little wand and sprinkles their head with “holy water.” I know because I was one of those little infants who had my head sprinkled by a Roman Catholic priest, BUT I was not TRULY born again until many years later! So what am I saying here? I am saying that there are literally millions of Roman Catholic people who are being taught that they were “born again” when they were baptized as little infants, but they were NEVER truly regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit. They have NEVER even entered into the kingdom of God! I must also say that there are billions of precious souls, from tons of different religions in this world who have NEVER been born again either, BUT they are not teaching a counterfeit new birth as the church of Rome is.
I will not go into the Marian apparitions too much here other than to say, that there is absolutely no question in my mind, that all of them are totally DEMONIC in origin. Satan is ever so clever in how he takes the mind of the people off of the eternal Son of God, and puts it on the Jewish virgin Mary. If you study the Bible you will always see Jesus giving glory to His father in Heaven who sent Him to this Earth to die for our sins. Mary is not a part of the equation when it comes to the salvation of the soul. During the ministry of Jesus Christ on earth, there was an instance when Jesus was preaching the Word, inside a building and his very own mother, and His brothers and sisters were outside. Somebody informed Jesus about this and it is recorded in the Bible.
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. (Matthew 12:46-50)
You see Jesus Christ was more interested in His spiritual family, then he was with His “natural and physical” family, and that is exactly the point that He was making there. You see Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, meaning that He came down from above and He has always existed. The images of the little baby Jesus in a manger abound during this time of year. Why do we need to put Jesus back in the manger, considering the fact that He is the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, and the Almighty! (Revelation 1:8, 11, 17,18) Can you imagine if your friend invited you to a birthday party, and you saw a little bassinet or crib with statues of adults surrounding it? You asked your friend what it was all about, and he tells you that he took some old photos, and tried to recreate the images of his parents, as well as himself when he was born. Would you not think that it was odd? So why do we find it necessary to put Jesus back in the crib once a year? When I got saved, I had absolutely no desire to remember Jesus as a little baby. Yes, I can read about His birth, but I now know Him as the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords and I glorify Him that way.
In the book of Acts, there was an Ethiopian man who had an insatiable desire to learn the truth, and the Lord saw that, and so he sent a saved man named Philip to help him understand.
And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias (ISAIAH), and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the SCRIPTURE which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same SCRIPTURE, and preached unto him JESUS. (Acts 8:30-35)
I love this passage because I can truly see the hand of the Lord Jesus Christ in it. The Lord knows the heart of every person in the entire world, and he knew the heart of this Ethiopian man also. It is incredible that the Lord was well aware that the man was trying to understand Isaiah 53:7-8, which is a portion of scripture, from that awesome prophecy from the 53rd chapter of Isaiah. Isaiah 53 is a very clear prophecy which was prophesied approximately 700 years before the death of Jesus Christ. I encourage you to read that chapter for yourself to see how this all fits together. It is really exciting for me as a Christian to be able to pick up the Bible and read the same scriptures which the fathers of the faith and the disciples of Christ studied also. Now for the good part. The Ethiopian man read that portion of scripture (probably out loud) to Philip, and he wanted to know who it was speaking about. He wanted to know if the prophet was speaking about himself, or if he was he speaking about another (person). The Ethiopian man wanted to know who that person was, whose life was taken from the Earth! The scripture passage is clearly referring to a man who was killed. So WHO was it? The Bible tells us that at this point Philip began to preach Jesus (Christ) unto that man, and it is obvious that he explained the entire prophecy to him concerning Jesus who was crucified on the cross.
I believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and I believe that those words stand as true today as they did when John spoke them. Now lets talk about the people in the modern State of Israel. I know that I am not misrepresenting them by saying that the majority of people who are living in Israel, as well as around the world, do not believe that Jesus is the Christ [MESSIAH] I realize that the majority of Gentiles do not believe that Jesus is the MESSIAH either, but I am dealing with the modern State of Israel because the modern-day “church,” with its Christian Zionism, is working hand in hand with them. This is absolutely an UNEQUAL YOKING according to the Word of God.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)
I believe that this modern-day Christian Zionist movement is one of the most deceptive, delusional masterpieces that Satan has ever invented. The apostle John poured out his heart in warning his fellow believers about those who were of an ANTICHRIST spirit, and here in this modern-day the “Christians” are joining hands with them, instead of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. The Gospel message still stands true today for both Jewish and Gentile. This Gospel message has been flowing for nearly 2000 years and it started at Jerusalem, and it has been going to the uttermost parts of the earth ever since. A person is either for Christ or they are against Christ [ANTICHRIST], but there is no neutral ground when it comes to the Gospel. A person who has been truly born again of the Spirit is now part of the Kingdom of God. We are new creations in Jesus Christ. Our wretched souls have been redeemed from an eternal Hell by the blood of Jesus Christ. It is now our desire that all men should come to repentance and a living faith in Jesus Christ. You can join hands with an ANTICHRIST spirit if you like, but I think I will pass on that one. I’ll pass simply because I know that one day I too will stand before the One who was butchered on a bloody cross, and I still take Him at His word.
When the Lord Jesus Christ spoke the parable of the vineyard to the unbelieving Jews of his time, was he talking about a SPIRITUAL vineyard, or was he talking about a PHYSICAL vineyard? The answer to that question is that the Lord was obviously talking about a spiritual vineyard and it all had to do with the SPIRITUAL Kingdom of God. It is very important that you understand that because we are living in a day where the PHYSICAL land of the Nation of Israel has become the focus point instead of the SPIRITUAL NEED of every Jewish person to be born again (John 3:1-8) into the Kingdom of God. The modern day Christian Zionist leader now works hand in hand with the political and UNSAVED leaders of the Nation of Israel, receiving plaques and awards from them on a regular basis. Millions have fallen under the deception of those “leaders” also. Search the scriptures and especially the book of Acts and you will find the gospel being preached without compromise. You will NEVER find the disciples being handed a plaque or award from the unsaved Jewish people who wanted nothing to do with Jesus the Messiah! Beware of those who thrive on the praise which comes from men, for it can become like a drug for some and the more they get, the more they want.
The people wanted to SEE a SIGN, that would convince them that this person (Jesus) who stood before them was the real deal. When the Lord provided for the children of Israel with the PHYSICAL manna from Heaven, the children of Israel were able to survive. But Jesus told the people before him, that HE was the TRUE BREAD from Heaven, and that was a little difficult for them to comprehend.
Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. (John 6:34-35)
The people were interested in this BREAD that Jesus was now telling them about, but they are still thinking in the NATURAL, expecting to receive some type of PHYSICAL BREAD to ingest. Jesus made it clear to them that they needed to COME to HIM, and BELIEVE on HIM. It is all about FAITH in the person of Jesus Christ. The teaching regarding the BREAD of life has become twisted over the centuries and polluted by teachings such as the Roman Catholic Eucharist, and their Priests performing their Transubstantiation on their Catholic altars. I am sorry but this is not what the Lord had in mind when he spoke about the BREAD of Life. Many people do not realize that the Roman Catholic Church teaches that their Priests possess the God given ability to transform the physical bread, and wine, on their altars into the ACTUAL BODY and BLOOD of Jesus Christ. Not only that but there are over 100 Anathemas (curses) still upheld by Rome against people (Christians) who would disagree with teachings such as this! As a former Roman Catholic, I can attest to you that I did not receive everlasting life until I put my trust in Jesus Christ, and when I believed what the Word of God had to say about Him. I received the Roman Catholic Eucharist countless times but I never had everlasting life by doing that. I believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and I knew that He had justified me by His death on the cross (Romans 5:6-9), and that is the will of God for every person in this world in which we live.
I thank God for saving my soul, and I thank God for his precious word, the TRUTH which set me free. I want you to see why the Pope’s call for “Christian Unity” is nothing but a sham! In this post I would like to show you some of the scriptures which opened my spiritual eyes to the deception that I was in as a Roman Catholic. I want to let you know without a doubt that I was on my way to Hell before I was truly saved and born again of the Spirit. I bring forth these teachings because there are literally millions of Roman Catholic people who are still on that same “broad road to destruction” that I was on. Here are seven different FALSE teachings of the Roman Catholic Church with references to their Catholic Catechism, compared with the TRUTH of God’s Word. These are just a few of their FALSE teachings, but it would take too many pages to get into all of their FALSE teachings such as indulgences, Papal infallibility and related things. The seduction of Rome in our present time, is like a giant magnet, or a super powered vacuum, that has been seducing Christians by the millions into believing that the Roman Catholic church is simply “another” Christian denomination. So I encourage you to “Read the Bible” and allow the Word of God to EXPOSE the great diabolical deception of Rome, which has ensnared many millions in these last days! Remember that I am a former Roman Catholic, and it was the Word of God, anointed by the Spirit of God which delivered me form this hellish religion!
Did you happen to notice the Vatican Flag on the Pope’s little black Fiat as he rode around Washington D.C in late 2015? That Vatican flag has the Vatican “coat of arms” plastered on it for all to see, and they want people to know that they are the ONE and ONLY true church in the entire world! It sounds pretty incredible does it not? The Papal Flag is usually seen on the various vehicles that transport the Pope, and it was seen on the little black Fiat car that Pope Francis rode around town in.
In that Vatican “coat of arms” you will find two keys crossed together, and they represent what they believe are the “keys” which were handed down to Peter. You will also notice what is known as the Papal tiara in that “coat of arms” and that is also called the “triple crown” because of it’s three tiers. The Papal Tiara was an actual crown, that was previously worn by many Popes, including Pope John XXIII.
The Lord Jesus Christ told his followers that those people who are not OFFENDED by him are BLESSED. In other words the people who had believed in Jesus Christ are most certainly BLESSED, because God the Father is the very one who sent him to this earth.
Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. And BLESSED is HE, whosoever shall NOT be offended in ME. (Luke 7:22-23)
The word OFFENDED is derived from the Greek word SKANDALIZO and is defined as follows: to entrap, i.e. trip up (figuratively, stumble (transitively) or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure):–(make to) offend. Jesus knew that many people were OFFENDED by his claims to be the CHRIST which means MESSIAH, and the majority of Jewish people then, and now do NOT believe that Jesus is the Christ, and the very eternal Son of God. That can also be said for the majority of Gentile people also. I am dealing with the Jewish people in this post to combat the FALSE teaching that the Jewish people are still in COVENANT with God, despite their rejection of Jesus Christ. I am writing this post to show you that Christ himself did not give any hint that the Jewish people could be BLESSED outside of faith in him. For the past two thousand years people have been born, and people have died, by the billions. The majority of those people, which includes both Jewish and Gentile people, have died in their SINS. God shows no partiality toward anyone.
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:10-12)
The providence of God is absolutely amazing as we see this devout Jewish man, named Simeon, enter into the Jewish Temple at the very same time that Joseph (the stepfather) and Mary (the Jewish virgin) brought Jesus into the Temple to be circumcised according to the Jewish Law. Please keep in mind that the Holy Ghost (Spirit), who is the Spirit of truth (John 16:13), was the one who was directing the footsteps of this Jewish man Simeon. What did Simeon do when he noticed Mary and Joseph with this young child? He took the child up in his arms and he blessed God, and asked Him to now let him depart in peace (die in peace) because the promise that he would see the Christ (Messiah) was FULFILLED right then and there! Simeon declared that his own eyes had seen “thy salvation” which is found in Jesus the Christ (Messiah). Do not miss the fact that Simeon also mentioned the Gentiles along with the people of Israel.
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; (Isaiah 42:6)
Isaiah the prophet spoke about a person who would be given for a COVENANT of the people, and for a LIGHT to the Gentiles. Who is this person that Isaiah was talking about? The person is without question Jesus the Christ (Messiah). Jesus Christ IS the covenant for both the Jewish people and the Gentile people! There is NO COVENANT for the Jewish people or the Gentiles (Nations) outside of faith in Jesus Christ! The Jewish people do not have a BLOOD atonement for their sins in the present day, and they have not had a BLOOD atonement for their sins for nearly two thousand years! Jesus Christ shed His very own BLOOD for the SINS of Israel and the Nations (Gentiles) of the world. Without a BLOOD atonement a person is still in their sins, and should they DIE in that condition, they would spend eternity in Hell!
When we are talking about the subject of salvation, we are talking about a very serious subject indeed. How could it not be serious, when we are talking about where a person is going to spend eternity. Considering the fact, that many people do in fact believe that there really is a Heaven, and there really is a Hell, the only thing that matters is what the Bible teaches on this subject. All of the man made opinions matter little, when it comes to truth, and the Bible is ever so clear on this subject of salvation. So where in the Bible does it tell me (and you) that there is no difference between the Jewish people and the Gentiles? Here it is right here. The first passage concerns the subject of the children of God. Who are they according to the Word of God (the Bible)?
For ye are all the CHILDREN OF GOD by FAITH in CHRIST (MESSIAH) JESUS. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (Galatians 3:26-27)
The passage tells us that the determining factor of a person becoming a child of God, is FAITH in Christ (Messiah) Jesus.
There is neither JEW nor GREEK (Gentile), there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in CHRIST (MESSIAH) JESUS. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:28-29)
Here is a quote from “Counterfeits At Your Door” by James Bjornstad:
“According to the Mormons, Jesus Christ is a created being. He is the “First born Spirit Child” of a long line of children who were sexually conceived in the spirit form by a Heavenly Father, who is the God of this universe, and a Heavenly Mother . . .
“ . . . In the spirit world Jesus, or Jehovah as He was then known, was the brother of Lucifer.”
Counterfeits At Your Door By James Bjornstad, pages 110-11
If you are a true born again, Bible believing Christian, you may be shaking your head in disbelief at the teachings of the Mormons. I find it absolutely incredible that people believe those doctrines, and I find it still more amazing that many “Christian” leaders do not seem to have a problem with their teachings. Many “Christian” leaders, and other false unity ministers, use cute little sayings (which were birthed in Hell) such as this “We agree to disagree” or “We take different roads, but we will all end up in the same place, Heaven” Can you imagine Jesus telling the devil that they would simply agree to disagree? The truth of the matter is this. If you are following a counterfeit Jesus, then it is impossible for you to enter Heaven. You most certainly will not be there. The Jesus of the Mormons is a counterfeit Jesus, and he does not exist at all. The real Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, and He has always existed.
Many modern day preachers and teachers have been influenced and deceived by false teachers such as C.I. Scofield, who is famous for the Scofield Study Bible, and have come up with a Gospel add-on which focuses on ethnic Israel. People who follow Scofield and his teachings will often quote Scofield’s notes, as if they were equal to the scriptures. This is not limited to C.I. Scofield though, because there have been many “Study Bibles” written over the past decades where the notes of mere men and women, are put right next to the scriptures, and people often take them at their word, and do not search the matter out for themselves! Not only that, but many Christians have made “Popes” out of their Protestant and Evangelical Pastors, and will NEVER question what they preach, and thus they are led astray down the wrong road that their Pastor is on. Take for an example, what has happened in the modern day church with the Pastors and preachers who have bent their knee toward Rome, and now nobody seems to even notice that anything is wrong.
The Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan is the Pastor of the well known St Patricks Cathedral in New York City. Cardinal Dolan recently spoke about the Catholic Council of Trent (1545-1563) on his radio podcast, and he described that Council as a response to the “challenges of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation” and also as “an amazingly effective Council.” You can listen to an excerpt from Cardinal Dolan’s Podcast HERE. Many people do not realize that everything that went on at the Council of Trent, including ALL of those curses were upheld by the Council of Vatican II. I find stuff like this totally incredible and amazing because so many Christians have been bamboozled into joining in unity with the Roman Catholic church! First of all it is an absolute insult to the countless multitudes of true Christians, who were brutally tortured, and killed, at the hands of the Roman Catholic system. Why? Because those multitudes who were martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ, died fighting against the very same false teachings which the church of Rome preaches in our time! Rome has not changed her doctrines at all. In fact she has added even more false doctrines since the time of the reformation. The Official doctrines regarding the Immaculate Conception (1854) and the Assumption of Mary into Heaven (1950) are relatively newcomers.
I am going to address the truth about Israel and their continued rejection of Jesus as the Christ (Messiah), for almost 2000 years! I am writing this because we are living in a day when Christians by the millions have been hoodwinked, and brainwashed, into supporting those who clearly proclaim that Jesus Christ is a FALSE Messiah, and certainly NOT the Son of God. Folks this is very important because that was the exact same attitude that the Jewish people had when Jesus Christ himself preached to the Jews when he walked this Earth . . . In this article I am going to take a look at some of the words that Jesus spoke to the Jewish people then, and I assure you that those same words still hold true today. I will also take a look at other scriptures that will agree with the words of Jesus Christ so that God’s Word may be confirmed in the hearts of truth seekers! There was an evil Zionistic attitude all the way back then in the unbelieving Jewish people who outright hated Jesus Christ, and that attitude is still prevalent in our own time. As adamant as the unbelieving Jews were against Jesus Christ then, so adamant was Jesus Christ in his words and warnings to them, encouraging them all to “repent and believe the Gospel.” (Mark 1:15)
How does a person enter the Kingdom of God? Is it limited to one group of people such as the Jewish people? Is it limited to people who live in a certain part of the world? Is there a group of people that can be called God’s chosen people? In the following parable Jesus the Christ (Messiah) talks about the Kingdom of God being taken from the children of Israel and given to another nation. What was He talking about?
Mary is a very central part in the Roman Catholic system. You will find the Pope praying his “Hail Mary” prayers every day no matter where you will find him in his travels around the world. After he visits a country, you will often find the Pope entrusting that same country into the care and protection of “Mother Mary” as he did after his recent trip to the USA in September 2015. I prayed the rosary many times as a Roman Catholic, but all of that idolatry stopped when I was born again of the Spirit. That should be the testimony of any person who has been truly delivered from the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic system. Why? Because the Holy Spirit will always testify of Jesus Christ, and there should no longer be a need or a desire to pray to GOD, through anyone else. When I got saved I knew instantly that I had been living in deception, and I knew that the real Mary never heard a single prayer of mine.
Millions of so called Protestant and Evangelical Christians have been seduced in these last days, because of the infiltration of the Roman Catholic church into their churches. They have been so steamrolled by that false religious system, that they rarely blink an eye anymore, and that is exactly what the Devil wants them to do. People, you are going to answer to Almighty God one day, NOT THEM, so shake off those FALSE prophets, pastors, preachers, and evangelists, and follow the Lord for yourself. Do not fall for the lies of the ecumenical preachers, and pastors, and others who “fudge” the gospel to please men. The apostle Paul warned the believers about the curse that is upon the false gospel, and evil of being a man pleaser (Galatians 1:8-10). Do not be bewitched into the gross deception of joining hands with the Roman Catholic system, because you will fall into the same “ditch” as the deceived.
“But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:13-14
Moses was a man who was greatly used of the Lord, and we can see how the Lord miraculously preserved him from the time of his birth. [Exodus 2:1-10] The passage above tells us that Moses esteemed [considered] the reproach of CHRIST [Messiah] to be greater riches than the treasures in Egypt. In other words Moses was not ashamed to follow CHRIST because he knew that whatever sinful pleasures were to be found in Egypt were but temporary, and he left that stuff behind. Moses could have had it made if he stayed there in Egypt but there was something in his heart that told him to leave ASAP, and we know that it was nothing but the “hand of the Lord” that was upon him. Wait a minute. How could this man Moses bear the reproach of CHRIST if Christ was not even born yet? Are we talking about the same CHRIST who is mentioned in the New Testament? Of course we are, because CHRIST is the eternal Son of God.
Many people wonder if there are truly demons in the world today, and the answer is absolutely yes. There is in fact, an actual case recorded in the scriptures (the Bible) where a legion of demons were cast out of a man, into a herd of swine. (approximately 2000) One thing that you must understand is that many of the problems that people have today are spiritual, and Satan the enemy of their souls is at the very root of it.
If we are going to allow truth to guide us in our Christian life, then we have to make sure that we do not join hands with people who are not walking in that same truth. As a former Roman Catholic there is no question in my mind that the Lord Jesus Christ, who is ” . . . the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) delivered me from the false religious system of Rome, and I have been telling others to get out of that system as quick as they can, as it clearly preaches a false gospel. You can find numerous articles, and related videos regarding the false teachings of Rome on this blogsite. I talk about their false teachings regarding the Catholic Mass, and it’s purpose which they claim is to “satisfy the justice of God for sins committed against him” [New St Joseph Baltimore Catechism, page 173 Item #361] That teaching in itself is enough to qualify it as a false gospel, but there is much, much more to that diabolical “church.” They teach that a person becomes “born again” when they are baptized as an infant by the Roman Catholic Priest.
The “Synagogue of Satan” is actually an “unseen spiritual Synagogue” which is made up of false professors of Christ. They do not serve the true Lord Jesus Christ, and they have never been born again of the Spirit of God! We can see the influence in our modern day with different groups of people such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons, and the Roman Catholics who claim that they are Christians, but bring doctrines that are totally contrary to Christ! It is most sad and unfortunate that we are living in a day where such false religious systems are even called Christian by the mainstream media “leaders.” but that is just how the “Synagogue of Satan” operates! They are disguised as the Lord’s ministers but in reality they are not His at all! They learn and know the “Christian lingo” but they do not belong to the Lord! There are also millions of false professors which sit in “Protestant” and “Evangelical” churches, and many who preach in their pulpits also, who are part of this “Synagogue of Satan”. The same Lord Jesus Christ told us that the wheat and the tares grow together! (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43) The “Synagogue of Satan” is truly a very large “unseen spiritual Synagogue!”
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
Have you ever wondered why Jesus Christ honored the faith of a “pagan” Gentile (non-Jewish) man against the unbelief of his own Jewish people? (Matthew 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10) Have you ever wondered why Jesus illustrated the mercy of the “pagan” Gentile (non-Jewish), “Good Samaritan” against the unmerciful Jewish religious people? (Luke 10:25-37) Have you ever wondered why Jesus revealed himself as the Messiah to a “pagan” Gentile (non-Jewish) Samaritan woman? (John 4:4-26) Have you ever wondered why Jesus pointed out two separate healing miracles, which were done through Elijah and Elisha to “pagan” Gentiles (non-Jewish) yet none to those in Israel? (Luke 4:24-30)
There is a lot of talk about the land, and the people of Israel, both of which have become an IDOL for many Christians. Did you know that the Bible tells us that the land which was promised to Abraham has already been possessed and FULFILLED!
And the LORD gave unto ISRAEL ALL the LAND which he SWARE to give unto their fathers; and they POSSESSED IT, and DWELT therein. And the LORD gave them REST round about, according to all that he SWARE unto their fathers: and there stood NOT A MAN of all their ENEMIES before them; the LORD delivered ALL their ENEMIES into their hand. There FAILED NOT ought of ANY GOOD THING which the LORD had spoken unto the house of ISRAEL; ALL CAME TO PASS. (Joshua 21:43-45)
What does the BIBLE say that The LORD gave to Israel? He gave them ALL the land, and they POSSESSED it! None stood before Israel! The LORD delivered ALL enemies into their hand! The Bible (scriptures) tells us that Joshua took the WHOLE land (not just part of it).
So Joshua took the WHOLE LAND, according to all that the LORD said unto MOSES; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto ISRAEL according to their divisions by their tribes. And the LAND rested from war. (Joshua 11:23)
Joshua took what? = the WHOLE LAND! Then the LAND rested from WAR! There you have it from GOD’S WORD! Will YOU believe the WORD of GOD, or the words of mere men?
It is clear from the words of Jesus, that the determining factor was whether or not a person received Him and the words that he spoke. That still holds true today in the sight of God. It is quite obvious in this modern day “religious” world that the words of Jesus Christ are still not believed by most. Can a person be SAVED outside of Jesus Christ? Not according to Jesus himself. Can a person claim God as their Father without receiving and believing in the Son, Jesus Christ? Once again that is impossible according to Jesus Christ himself.
Jesus answered, I HAVE NOT A DEVIL (DEMON); but I honour my Father, and YE DO DISHONOUR ME. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. THEN SAID THE JEWS unto him, NOW WE KNOW THAT THOU HAST A DEVIL (DEMON). Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall NEVER taste of DEATH. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? (John 8:49-53)
Jesus denied their accusation that he was demon possessed and gave glory to his own Father. He then told them that those who kept his sayings (believed his word) would never see death. Jesus was talking about everlasting life here. Once again the Jewish leaders accused him of being demon possessed. They were more adamant than before, and found it incredible that Jesus would even compare himself to Abraham and the prophets who were already dead. It is very obvious that the Jewish leaders did not think of Jesus as being sent from God. The thought of Jesus as being the eternal Son of God, was the last thing on their minds. They were looking at a Jewish man in his thirties who was coming forth with statements that they thought were absurd. They were basically asking Jesus Christ, “Who the hell do you think you are?” That type of behavior toward Jesus Christ was not uncommon in his day, and it is not uncommon today. Many find it absolutely laughable that Jesus is thought of as God, with any special power. Many still believe that Jesus is nothing more than a fable.
There is only ONE last day, and ONE judgment day, which is spoken about in the scriptures. The LAST DAY marks the END of this world [or age] That is the day when the Lord returns to judge all mankind. It does NOT take place at the end of a one thousand year [earthly millennium] It DOES take place when the Lord comes back. Those who received Jesus Christ are SAVED = and will go to be with the Lord forever. Those who rejected Jesus Christ are LOST = and will go to the furnace of fire = forever. Jesus Christ said he will come again and Judge ALL mankind at the SAME time!
For the SON of MAN SHALL COME in the glory of his Father with HIS ANGELS; and then he shall reward EVERY MAN according to his works. (Matthew 16:27)
The Jewish Apostle Paul said that Judgment happens at the Second Coming
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the LORD JESUS shall be REVEALED from HEAVEN with his MIGHTY ANGELS, In FLAMING FIRE taking VENGEANCE on them that KNOW NOT GOD, and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our LORD JESUS CHRIST: Who shall be PUNISHED with EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION from the presence of the LORD, and from the glory of his power; WHEN HE SHALL COME to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)
It never ceases to amaze me what I hear being preached on the airwaves in this modern day. Many years ago I watched an interview (on YouTube) in which Pat Robertson (700 Club) was speaking with a man named Michael Eisner. Being a Christian myself, I was curious as to what Pat would say to this man regarding the salvation of his soul. I must confess that I what I heard was truly amazing to me on the one hand, but on the other hand, I was not totally surprised, because I have heard similar things before. In that interview I did not hear Pat Robertson preach repentance and salvation in the name of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:47), nor did I hear Pat Robertson tell Michael Eisner that Jesus Christ was the ONLY name by which he might be SAVED! (Acts 4:10-12, John 14:6, Romans 1:16) It was evident in the conversation, that Mr Eisner did have some sort of interest as to where he was going to spend eternity, but I did not hear that “Gospel sound” that one hears when they read through their Bible. If a person is a Christian, and one who has been truly born again of the Spirit, then they know that ALL people must come through Jesus Christ. It was Jesus Christ Himself who told his followers to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins in His name, after He had risen from the dead! (Luke 24:47) Jesus told His followers at that same time, to begin preaching the Gospel message at Jerusalem, obviously to the Jewish people FIRST! The Jewish apostle Paul told us the very same thing after he realized that He was lost and dead in his sins without Jesus Christ, and He was converted!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16)
It is not everyday that a servant of the Lord has so many things revealed to him, in such a manner as John had received from the Lord. John heard the angel tell him that “these are the true sayings of God” which simply means that John was hearing the absolute truth of God, coming directly from His throne room in Heaven. John heard the Word of God and the book of Revelation ended up in the Bible for that reason. When we think of angels, we do not usually think of them as being our “fellowservants” but that is exactly what the angel told John. (Revelation 19:6-10) This angel put himself in the category of a “fellowservant” along with John, and the rest of those people who held the testimony of Jesus Christ. The main point that I want to address here is that the angel told John that the “testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” This is a very powerful and true statement which was made, and it simply means that the whole prophetic word of God will point to the person of Jesus Christ. If a person is searching the scriptures with a sincere and open heart, then the Spirit of truth will point them to Jesus Christ. [John 15:26,16:13] The question remains though, as to whether a person is sincerely searching for the truth. Do not forget that this same apostle John suffered greatly for the “testimony of Jesus” as the following verse tells us:
There are millions of people who follow the teachings of a man named C.I Scofield,and he is best known for the Scofield Bible which incorporated his notes right along with the scriptures from God’s Word. Many of those millions have so memorized Scofields teachings (just a man), that you would think they were the scriptures (God’s Word) themselves that they were quoting. William Cox was formerly numbered among those who were deceived by the Scofield Bible for many years, until he realized that it was complete heresy! C.I.Scofield (and his Bible) has led millions astray with his dispensational teachings concerning modern day Israel.
There is a parable in the New Testament (Covenant) book of Matthew where the Lord makes it very clear that his kingdom would be for those who believe in HIM, but taken away from the “religious” Jewish people who would not receive him. (John 1:11) The gospel of the LORD Jesus Christ is for ALL people, and that obviously includes the Jewish people, but ONLY those who choose to believe in HIM, and receive HIM. Any true believer who has been born again of the Spirit knows that Jesus Christ is divine (deity), and they also know that ALL power has been given to HIM in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18) When the Lord spoke a parable, he spoke it for a purpose, and the purpose of that parable was to show the unbelieving Jewish people that they were LOST without him. In the first part of the parable the LORD wanted to show the religious Jewish leaders that they have always persecuted and KILLED the prophets which were sent to them. (Matthew 21:33-44)
It is absolutely amazing when you take a look at what is happening in the world today, and I have to remind myself often that the Bible prophesied these things. The Jewish apostle Paul was speaking in the Spirit (Holy Spirit) when he wrote this:
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times SOME shall DEPART from the FAITH, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils (demons); (1 Timothy 4:1)
It was the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) who inspired Paul to warn us about these things, so you can rest assured that it IS going to happen even as it is written. Not only is it going to happen but it has been happening for quite some time now!
I have noticed over the years since I was born again, that many professing Christians do not know what it means to be “born again” of the Spirit. This is a very serious issue because without the new birth there can be NO Heaven. In fact without the new birth a person cannot even be a Christian in the sight of Jesus Christ! Did you know that the Bible makes it very clear that you must be born again? Not only that, but it was Jesus Christ himself who said that to a Jewish ruler named Nicodemus! Considering the fact that Jesus Christ is the creator of ALL things (John 1:1-3. 10-14, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24) and that ALL judgment has been given to him by the Father (John 5:22), it would behoove ALL of us to listen to what he said.
Is Jesus Christ JEHOVAH? Some people revolt at the very thought of Jesus Christ being given a name which only belongs to Almighty God, but that is what the Bible teaches us. First of all, I want you to know that the word JEHOVAH is actually a word that is translated from the word YEHOVAH, or better yet YHWH, because the additional vowels (e, o, and a) were added so that the name might be easier to pronounce. So instead of YHWH you would get YeHoWaH or YeHoVaH or JeHoVaH in the modern day translation. Some like to use the word YAHWEH, but in this article I will use the word JEHOVAH, but I want you to know that the words YHWH, YAHWEH and JEHOVAH are all describing the person that we know as GOD ALMIGHTY.
When you come to the New Testament the word LORD is usually translated from the Greek word KURIOS, but I assure you that the Jesus Christ of the New Testament is the very same LORD (KURIOS), as the LORD (JEHOVAH) in the Old testament. Many people have no idea that Jesus Christ has always been, because he is eternal, and he is part of the eternal triune Godhead. The people from the Watchtower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses) like to take pride in using ONLY the name JEHOVAH when talking about God, and they most certainly do not believe that Jesus Christ is Almighty God. They do not believe that Jesus Christ is JEHOVAH. If you take a look at the New Testament book of John, where it proclaims that the WORD was GOD, they insert an “a” before the word GOD, so they destroy the deity (Godhood) of Jesus Christ by doing that.
The scripture passage (1Thessalonians 2:14-16) tells us that the Jewish unbelievers in Israel, killed the Lord Jesus Christ, and their own prophets, and they continued to persecute the Lord’s people when they desired to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles. Do not miss that last part, where it tells us that they FORBID the preaching to the GENTILES, that they might be SAVED! Do you see how the preaching of God’s Word plays a part in the salvation of a soul? The Jewish people were doing all that they could to keep the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ from ever getting to the Gentiles! SATAN was the one who was controlling them then, and SATAN is the one who still uses UNSAVED people from all over the world, to STOP the preaching of God’s precious word! In the case of the Jewish people who Paul spoke about, the passage of scripture tells us that the WRATH was upon them to the uttermost! Do you see the contrast between that type of preaching, and the false message of the “Christian Zionist,” who elevates the UNSAVED JEWISH PEOPLE to a supreme position over the rest of the UNSAVED portion of the world? The Devil is the “father of lies” and he certainly has bamboozled millions of precious souls in these last days, but it is NOT too late for you to get right with God.
My wife Cathy and I were delivered out of the deceitful Charismatic Catholic movement just about twenty five years ago. We would attend Catholic Charismatic “healing” masses where the Rosary would be prayed throughout the Catholic Mass. You must understand that the doctrines of the Roman Catholic charismatic movement are entirely Roman Catholic, which includes praying to Mary (Hail Mary prayers), praying to dead saints (necromancy), praying for the dead people in their Catholic Purgatory, and many other things. My precious and merciful Saviour Jesus Christ delivered us from that gross deception, and that is why I speak out against the Catholic system. Can you imagine sending a drug addict back to a drug den to get high again? Can you imagine sending an alcoholic back to the local saloon to get drunk again? Of course not, so then why would you want to allow a church which preaches a false gospel into your pulpits to preach to people who were delivered out from deception themselves?
The Apostle Paul (known as Saul at that time) was an UNSAVED Jewish man until the day that the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to him out of Heaven above. Paul was a severe persecutor of Christians, and he gave his own approval to the DEATH of many of those same Christians. The only problem was that Paul was a very religious man, BUT he was also a very LOST man. Paul was never the same after he got SAVED, and he began to preach that Jesus was the Christ (Messiah) immediately after that. Paul suffered severe persecution himself from his fellow Jews and others also, but he kept going despite the many hardships that came his way. Paul was given the opportunity to testify before a King named Agrippa, and here is what he said:
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things CONTRARY to the name of JESUS of Nazareth. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of THE SAINTS did I shut up in prison, having received AUTHORITY from the CHIEF PRIESTS; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice AGAINST them. And I PUNISHED THEM oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being EXCEEDINGLY MAD against them, I PERSECUTED THEM even unto strange cities. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with AUTHORITY and COMMISSION from the CHIEF PRIESTS, (Acts 26:8-12)
Did Moses and Elijah have inside information about the upcoming death of Jesus Christ at Jerusalem? Yes they did, and they even spoke with Jesus Christ, concerning his DEATH at Jerusalem? I am not making this stuff up folks. It has been RECORDED in the Bible for a reason! That’s right, I am talking about the very same Moses from the Old Testament, the one who received the Ten Commandments from God. (Exodus 19-20) I am talking about that famous man named Elijah, the one who was caught up in a whirlwind into Heaven! (2 Kings 2:1-12) They actually spoke with the REAL Jesus Christ, who was crucified on the cross for our sins!
When I was born again at the age of thirty six, I began to speak out against the FALSE teachings of the Roman Catholic church. As a former Roman Catholic I know without a shadow of a doubt, that I would have ended up in HELL, because I did NOT know the real Jesus Christ. There are countless millions of Roman Catholic people who attend their Catholic Mass every week, or even every day that are in the same LOST spiritual condition that I was in. They have NEVER been truly born again of the Spirit, and they are in a religious system that teaches that they were born again, when they were baptized as infants. That is why I continue to shout the WARNING to you loud and clear. You will probably NOT hear this inside your church, so that is why I am shouting out this WARNING to you here.
The teaching of PURGATORY is one of the most deceptive, and wicked teachings in the Roman Catholic system, and it is an absolute INSULT to the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is SPIRITUAL HERESY of the worst kind. There is no Purgatory! The place does not exist!
The spiritual condition of the Jewish people in Israel, and throughout the world, is the same today, as it was approximately 2000 years ago when the Lord came into this world. When the Lord came to minister to his own Jewish people, the majority of them rejected him as the Messiah, even though the prophets had prophesied of his coming. (Micah 5:2, Isaiah 53:1-12, Zechariah 9:9) Did the Lord Jesus Christ LOVE his own Jewish people? Absolutely YES! Did the majority of Jewish people RECEIVE Jesus Christ when he came? Absolutely NOT!
He was in the world, and the world was MADE BY HIM, and the world knew him not. He came unto HIS OWN (Israel/Jewish People), and his own received him NOT. But as many as RECEIVED HIM, to them GAVE HE POWER to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:10-12)
That should not surprise you though because the history of the children of Israel is filled with rebellion against the Lord. When the Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah) arrived on the scene he never minced words, and he never played games with people. He did not pamper them, and he did not coddle them, and he did not tell them that they were still his chosen people, but he rebuked them without hesitation, because the Son of God was in their midst, and they despised him! He made it clear to his own people, that they were doing the very same things which their forefathers had done. Do not ever forget the words which are printed here below, because they were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ, and they are as TRUE today, as they were back then:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 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. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which KILLED THE PROPHETS. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye SERPENTS, ye generation of VIPERS, how can ye escape the DAMNATION OF HELL? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you PROPHETS, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall KILL and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM, thou that KILLEST THE PROPHETS, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and YE WOULD NOT! (Matthew 23:29-37)
I remember when I was born again of the Spirit, all the way back in 1989, because that is when I came to know the real Jesus Christ. If you have been reading this Soul Refuge blog for any amount of time, then you know that the Lord delivered me out from the deception and bondage of the Roman Catholic system. There is no question in my mind that the whole system of Roman Catholicism, is a corrupt and wicked system that has been deceiving souls for centuries. I LOVE the precious people within the system, but I hate the counterfeit system, that is DECEIVING the people whom I LOVE! That is exactly why I warn people, but most of the time it falls upon deaf ears. I came up with the title Soul Refuge for this site, simply to point you to Jesus Christ, who is the ONLY refuge for your soul, in this world in which we live.
Let me cut right to the chase here on this post regarding the great necessity for the new birth in the life of every living person on planet earth. I am writing today to tell you that YOU must be born again if YOU want to enter Heaven one day! You may not be the “religious” type or you may not even be interested in these things, but that does not matter at all, because YOU still must be born again if you want to enter Heaven one day! You can attend church for decades and still end up in Hell! Deep inside your heart you know that something is wrong, and that you are not right with God, even though you are not a mass murderer, or a hardened criminal!
As a former Roman Catholic, I attended church for years but I did not know the Lord Jesus Christ. I attended my Catholic Masses, I prayed my Hail Mary prayers on my Rosary beads, I made my “first” Holy Communion and Confirmation but I was as lost as could be. I would go inside the “Confessional Booth” to confess my sins to the local Catholic Priest, but I found myself making up stuff, and lying as I made my confession. I prayed before the Catholic statues (graven images) of “Mary” and “Jesus” for many years, never realizing that the 2nd Commandment absolutely forbids doing that! (Exodus 20:4-6). Sometimes I was a faithful attendee at church, and there were other times when I was nothing more than an “A&P Catholic” (Ashes and Palms). I wanted people to see that big black cross of ashes that the priest put on my forehead. I also liked to get a large piece of palm on “Palm Sunday” so that I could make a nice cross to show everybody that I went to church. The whole time I had no idea that I was hanging over Hell by a thread!
This article is written to show you what the scriptures teach regarding those who would be called the “BLESSED” in the sight of Almighty God. We are living in a day where people still insist that the Jewish people are BLESSED, while they continue to REJECT Jesus Christ as their Messiah, Lord and Saviour. People have been bamboozled by the famous television pastors, preachers and book authors of our day who throw out the following verse as their proof text, as if that was the FINAL word regarding the Jewish people.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. (Genesis 12:3)
When you hear that verse (as I often have), please remember that all things have been FULFILLED in Jesus Christ. The New Covenant (Testament) must be our guide. Do not let them fool you with their twisting of the scriptures. Remember that the Lord spoke to us before by the prophets, but NOW he speaks by His Son!
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:1-2)
Not only that but the Bible declares that those who do NOT believe in the Son, have made God a LIAR! The best way for any Christian to truly BLESS Israel, would be for them to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them, lest they perish in their sins. That is the true LOVE of God toward the people of Israel. To hold joint Zionism meetings with UNSAVED Jewish people who preach their political Zionistic message to true Christians is spiritual INSANITY! The true Christians in the audience should rise up, and start preaching the Gospel to the unsaved Jewish man (or woman), as well as the bogus “minister” and “man of God” who brought them in!
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (1 John 5:9-12)
If you are looking for a prophetic word for the times that we are living in, then look no further than the words which were spoken by the late Keith Green. There are many people who are familiar with Keith Green and his music, and it would be an understatement to say that Keith was a powerful minister of Jesus Christ in his songs. Keith did more than sing and worship the Lord. He preached to the people through his songs, and he made a great impact during his short life as a new creation in Jesus Christ. It is most unfortunate that Keith died in a small plane crash in 1982, along with ten others, which included two of his children, Josiah and Bethany, an entire Missionary family of seven, and the Pilot. When I came to know the Lord in 1989 I read his book No Compromise as well as numerous tracts that his ministry distributed.
Many people do not realize that Keith Green was also very outspoken against the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and he published a series of must-read articles in tract form, and I possess a copy of those discontinued, and out-of-print tracts. I am a former Roman Catholic so I know that Keith is “spot on” in his assessment of the Roman Catholic Church. I believe that the Catholic Chronicles should be read in ALL true churches, and I also believe that there could be a true revival in the Roman Catholic system if people knew what they were really being taught!
There are probably many of you out there who wonder if there is in fact a real Devil, and wonder if there really is such a thing as demons. Do not worry, because I too used to be numbered among those people who though the same way. Before I became a true Christian (by spiritual regeneration), better known as becoming born again of the Spirit (John 3:1-8), I used to wonder about the afterlife, eternity and the whole package which included Heaven and Hell, God and the Devil. But in 1989 when I came to know the real Jesus Christ, there was no longer a question about these things because it was the Spirit of the living God, who opened my spiritual eyes to truth. I can attest to you today, that when the Lord opened up my eyes, the scriptures that I would read in the Bible became much more than words on a piece of paper, they became ALIVE to me inside my heart. My heart burned inside me for more of His word, because I knew that it was the pure truth. I knew then that Jesus Christ was truly who He said he was, and that He came down from Heaven above, and that He died in my place for my sins. It was no longer a cute little Bible story, that I hoped was true, but it was a Bible story that I KNEW was true! Not only that, but I knew that there was a battle raging for every soul on planet Earth, and I also knew that the great majority of people in the world had no idea that they were in a lost spiritual condition, and headed for an eternal Hell. I still believe that with every fiber of my being, and that has not changed from the day that I was saved. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that every person in this world must turn to Jesus Christ for the salvation of their soul. That is what it means to “repent and believe the Gospel” (Mark 1:15)
So the main reason that Satan hates this Gospel of Jesus Christ is simply because he knows that eternal life is found only in the person of Jesus Christ. If a person is spiritually DEAD in their sins, Satan will do all that he can do to prevent that person from hearing, and understanding the Word of God, and that is the absolute truth. Are you a Christian? Do you truly LOVE your own children, and your own relatives? Then make sure that you preach the Gospel to them, the same way that you would preach it to everybody else! Why? Because if they are not truly born again of the Spirit (John 3:1-8), and redeemed by the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, then they are as lost as the most vile and wicked sinners in this old world of ours! Do you think for one minute that the powers of darkness (demons) are sitting idly by, while you meet with your UNSAVED friends and relatives? The Devil knows that they need salvation! The Devil knows that many, Christians are ashamed and embarrassed of being rejected by their friends and family and he will use that to intimidate you. If you are truly a Christian then I know that the Spirit of God is prompting you to share the Gospel with them, but that prompting can be easily ignored. Not only that but Satan is the master of deception and distractions, and he will find plenty of other things for you to talk about, other than Jesus Christ. All the tears in the world cannot bring back a person after they are dead and buried, if they die without Jesus Christ, so the most LOVING thing that you can do for them is to warn them about their lost condition. Satan absolutely HATES the soul saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, because it sets men and women free from his Satanic headlock. Am I saying that you are living under Satan’s dominion without Jesus Christ? Yes indeed, that is exactly what I am saying! Satan is the “god of this world” and he is keeping your heart and mind blinded to the truth about Jesus Christ. Here is a passage of scripture to help you understand that better:
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
Folks there is a Global agenda behind the call for religious unity by the pagan Pope of Rome. Any person who has been truly born again of the Spirit of the living God, will be able to discern what is happening with the “inter-religious unity movement” being propagated by the Roman Catholic system. As a former Roman Catholic myself I know what it was like to live in that deception, BUT I could not have escaped that wicked deception without the guidance of the Holy Spirit of truth. The Roman Catholic system is operating under the guidance of “another Jesus,” and “another spirit,” and thus they are preaching “another gospel” which is not the TRUE gospel of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. When I was truly saved and born again of the Spirit, I knew that the Roman Catholic system was a false system. I had a mental picture of all of the religious vestments which the Catholic priests and bishops wore, and I knew that they were nothing more than religious costumes being worn by men who were deceived themselves. I still believe the very same thing today 28 years later. After I was truly born again of the Spirit, not only did I know that salvation was FREE and a gift from Almighty God, but I knew that the salvation which I received was FREE for all who would call upon the Lord.
“For the scripture saith, WHOSOEVER believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is NO DIFFERENCE between the Jew and the Greek: for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be SAVED.” Romans 10:11-13
Did you read that passage of scripture? Do you know that it was written by a Jewish man named Saul (Paul) who formerly consented to the death (murder) of many Christians? Yes, that is the truth, and that same man was ultimately saved by the same Jesus Christ whom he formerly hated! You see folks there is an extreme difference between the REAL Jesus Christ and the Jesus Christ of systems such as the Roman Catholic system. The Jesus Christ of the Roman Catholic system is brought down to their Catholic altars on a daily basis to be “sacrificed” in their “Sacrifice of the Mass” which they believe expiates the sins of both the living and the dead souls in Purgatory. If you disagree with that teaching, then you are under numerous curses from their Council of Trent. That is the type of bondage that the REAL Jesus Christ delivered millions of precious souls from, including my own. When I was born again, the one thing that I knew was that salvation was found ONLY in Jesus Christ and nowhere else. I am not talking about the Jesus Christ of the Mormons, the Watchtower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses), the Muslims, or the unbelieving Jewish people, but the REAl Jesus Christ who was manifested as God in the flesh. That is the only Jesus Christ who can truly save your soul.
Isaiah the prophet spoke about a person who would be given for a COVENANT of the people, and for a LIGHT to the Gentiles. (Isaiah 42:6) Who is this person that Isaiah was talking about? The person is without question Jesus the Christ (Messiah). Jesus Christ IS the covenant for both the Jewish people and the Gentile people! Jesus Christ is also the LIGHT of the world according to the scriptures! (John 8:12) There is NO COVENANT for the Jewish people or the Gentiles (Nations) outside of faith in Jesus Christ! A person who rejects Jesus Christ as the LIGHT of the world is still sitting in DARKNESS, and on their way to Hell! That is what you need to know in this incredible day of apostasy, as the modern day “profits” and “puppets” continue to lead you astray.
Jesus Christ was sent down from Heaven above, to be both the COVENANT and the LIGHT. It is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to be SAVED if you reject HIM!
The Jewish people do not have a BLOOD atonement for their sins in the present day, and they have not had a BLOOD atonement for their sins for nearly two thousand years! Jesus Christ shed His very own BLOOD for the SINS of Israel and the Nations (Gentiles) of the world. Without a BLOOD atonement a person is still in their sins, and should they DIE in that condition, they would spend eternity in Hell!
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the BLOOD that maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)
In the passage below Jesus is sharing a Passover meal with his own disciples, and He declared that the cup in His hand represented the New Testament (COVENANT) in His own BLOOD, which would be shed for them. There is NO COVENANT for any person Jewish or Gentile, other than the COVENANT in the BLOOD that Jesus Christ shed on the cross almost two thousand years ago!
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament (COVENANT) in MY BLOOD, which is shed for you. (Luke 22:19-20)
Did you know that there is only ONE true and Biblical priesthood that is recognized by Almighty GOD? Did you know that YOU can become a TRUE PRIEST in God’s sight, without ever attending a Seminary? Yes, that is TRUE, and once YOU become a PRIEST, the God of truth will recognize YOU to be the real and genuine thing. This PRIESTHOOD is open to both men and women, and ENTRANCE into this PRIESTHOOD can be done even TODAY, and even at this MOMENT! You may be wondering if there is a catch here, when there is absolutely NONE at all. You see most people have no idea that there is only ONE TRUE PRIESTHOOD that is recognized as TRUE in the sight of God Almighty, and that is the PRIESTHOOD of TRUE BELIEVERS in Jesus Christ. Not only that, but there are many tens of thousands of people who THINK that they are priests in the sight of God Almighty, but in TRUTH, they are outside His Kingdom entirely!
If you study the Bible you can read about the Old Covenant (Testament) sacrifices which took place inside the Hebrew Tabernacle and the Hebrew Temple, and and the priesthood which was instituted by God. You must understand that all of those things were but types and shadows which pointed to the TRUE FULFILLMENT in the person of Jesus Christ. Therein lies the KEY to understanding what TRUE SALVATION is all about. The only problem is that the majority of people in the world do not even believe the things which are written there. There are literally BILLIONS of people throughout the world who do not BELIEVE that Jesus Christ IS, who He said He WAS. The majority of Jewish people living in the world, do not believe that Jesus, is in fact the Christ (Messiah), and yet millions of people will still call them God’s CHOSEN people! How can a person CHOOSE to reject Jesus Christ, the one whom God the Father sent, and still believe that they are CHOSEN? There are millions of Muslims who do not even believe that God had a Son, never mind that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh. The people of Islam (Muslims) believe that Jesus is nothing more than a prophet! The Hindu people worship all sorts of “gods” and they do not believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. The Roman Catholic “church” according to their own tradition, has their own “priesthood” where the priest has the “power” to transform (transubstantiate) a piece of bread and a cup of wine, into the person of Jesus Christ. But the Bible does not teach that anywhere.
Did the Lord tell his disciples to pray “Our Mother which art in Heaven” or did he tell them to pray “Our Father which art in Heaven”? Can you find the Lord Jesus Christ ever telling his followers to pray a “Hail Mary” prayer? Can you ever find the Lord Jesus Christ encouraging his followers to build a shrine to his earthly mother Mary? Of course you will not find any of this stuff in the scriptures, so why do people do these things? The bottom line is that they have accepted and believed the words of mere men (man-made tradition) over the scriptures (the Word of God). It is of the utmost importance that people search the scriptures for themselves, as the Bereans did so that they may know the truth that can set them free.
When I was born again at the age of thirty six, I began to speak out against the FALSE teachings of the Roman Catholic church. As a former Roman Catholic I know without a shadow of a doubt, that I would have ended up in HELL, because I did NOT know the real Jesus Christ. There are countless millions of Roman Catholic people who attend their Catholic Mass every week, or even every day that are in the same LOST spiritual condition that I was in. They have NEVER been truly born again of the Spirit, and they are in a religious system that teaches that they were born again, when they were baptized as infants. That is why I continue to shout the WARNING to you loud and clear. You will probably NOT hear this inside your church, so that is why I am shouting out this WARNING to you here.
The teaching of PURGATORY is one of the most deceptive, and wicked teachings in the Roman Catholic system, and it is an absolute INSULT to the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is SPIRITUAL HERESY of the worst kind. There is no Purgatory! The place does not exist!
When you see so called “Christian” ministers high-fiving the Pope at the Vatican, and yukking it up with him, then it is very clear, that we are living in perilous times. We are living in a day when the call to UNITY with the false system of Roman Catholicism is being heard loud and clear, and it is being met with very little resistance even from the so called “Holy Ghost” power churches.
The Lord Jesus Christ made a statement almost two thousand years ago, that will help you to see through all of the modern day fluff that is masquerading as Christianity today. In a conversation with Pilate shortly before He was killed, Jesus made it clear that He came to bear witness of the truth:
Jesus answered, My kingdom is NOT of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the JEWS, and saith unto them, I find in him NO fault at all. (John 18:36-38)
This is another powerful passage of scripture that we have before us here. The Lord first of all told Pilate, that His Kingdom, was not of this world. Stop right there and meditate on that for a moment. Think of all of the nations of this world, and all of the bloody wars that have been fought over the centuries. Think of all of the proud and macho statements that have been made by the leaders of those same nations. Think of all of the millions that have been slain by those nations as they fought against each other. Then think about the statement that was made by the Lord, that His Kingdom was not of THIS world! It is quite obvious that the Kingdom that the Lord was talking about was a SPIRITUAL Kingdom and not a PHYSICAL one.
It is imperative for the people of the Lord to understand what the Bible has to say, regarding the topic of Israel, because we are living in perilous times for sure. There is a true Israel and there is a false Israel when it comes to salvation, and those who truly know the Lord Jesus Christ. The words below were written by the apostle Paul, a former persecutor and murderer of true believers in Jesus Christ.
For he is NOT a JEW, which is one OUTWARDLY; neither is that CIRCUMCISION, which is OUTWARD in the FLESH: But HE IS A JEW, which is one INWARDLY; and CIRCUMCISION is that of the HEART, in the SPIRIT, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of GOD. (Romans 2:28-29)
There is a gross misunderstanding in the “Church World” regarding the people of Israel. I am talking about ethnic Israel, and those who do not follow the Lord Jesus Christ, nor have any wish to do so. The most religious of them do not make any bones about it either. They do not believe that Jesus is the Christ [Messiah], and they make it clear that they are awaiting the FIRST coming of their own version of the Messiah!
The only thing that really matters is what the WORD OF GOD has to say regarding Israel, and how a person can come to salvation. Jesus Christ poured out His heart [and eventually His own blood], when He preached to the people of Israel, and He told them in no uncertain terms that they would die in their sins without Him!
Then said JESUS again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS: whither I go, YE CANNOT COME. Then said the JEWS, Will he KILL himself? because he saith, Whither I go, YE CANNOT COME. And he said unto them, Ye are from BENEATH; I AM from ABOVE: ye are of THIS WORLD; I am NOT of THIS WORLD. I said therefore unto you, that YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS: for IF YE BELIEVE NOT that I AM HE, YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS. (John 8:21-24)
“JESUS said unto them, If GOD were your FATHER, ye would LOVE ME: for I proceeded forth and came from GOD; neither came I of myself, but HE SENT ME. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your FATHER the DEVIL, and the lusts of your FATHER ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of GOD heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are NOT of GOD. ” (John 8:42-47)
When I was born again all the way back in 1989 the spiritual light went on inside my heart, and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ was real. I knew that Jesus Christ was sent down from Heaven above, was persecuted and slain upon the cross, but most importantly that he did that for me. I also knew that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and went back to Heaven. How did these things become so real to me so suddenly? It was simply the work of the Holy Spirit within my heart. Things which were simply “head knowledge” to me before, suddenly became an incredible reality inside me. That was the work of the Holy Spirit and it was something that only HE could do. Prior to that point in time I was in a lost spiritual condition and certainly on my way to Hell. I was raised as a Roman Catholic, and I know that I was part of the SAVED “world” along with billions of others, because I was void of any spiritual connection with Almighty God . . . For many years I went through all of the religious rituals and traditions that any Roman Catholic would go through. I received my “first Communion” and I made my “Confirmation,” and I attended Catholic Mass countless times, but I was as lost and on my way to Hell as this man Paul was. I purchased “Mass Cards” although they were called “suggested donations,” so that the Catholic priests would pray for my deceased friends and relatives who were supposedly in Purgatory. I was also an altar boy as a young man, and I participated in many Roman Catholic Masses and also Weddings and Funerals, but I was as lost as could be. But then something wonderful happened in 1989 at the age of 36. I was born again of the Spirit, and I came out of darkness into the marvelous light of Jesus Christ!
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)
I understood very clearly that every true believer was a “priest” in the sight of Almighty God, and I knew that I belonged to a kingdom which had millions of other “priests” both Jewish and Gentile, with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. I did not need to go to a Roman Catholic Mass to have a Catholic priest offer up a Mass for me because I was already in the kingdom of God, and my sins were already washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ!
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that LOVED US, and WASHED US from OUR SINS in HIS OWN BLOOD, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5-6)
All the way back in 2012, at the C.U.F.I. [Christians United For Israel Summit] in Washington D.C, Joseph Lieberman (Senator at the time) spoke to the gathering of people at that annual event. Here is an excerpt from a blog post at The Electronic Intifada by Alice Boch [7/18/2012] with a quote from Senator Joseph Lieberman, who is Jewish:
” . . . As Genesis tells us, “I am your brother, Joseph!” (Audience cheers). “We are children of the same father.” (Audience cheers). Pastor Hagee has enabled us to reunite. Jews and Christians, with our shared love for the Jewish state of Israel. We all know that the Bible is the word of God. And I must repeat that my dear friend Pastor John Hagee has received a call from God to begin the reunification of the Christians and Jews. He received that word in Jerusalem. Need I tell you that that special call, received in Jerusalem, was a local call. . .”
Do not expect to hear the soul saving gospel of Jesus Christ preached at those meetings in fact an article in the Washington Jewish Week said the following:
” Hagee has said repeatedly in interviews that proselytizing is unacceptable for CUFI members.” [Washington Jewish Week, By Neil Rubin, 7/18/2012]
There is the first red flag for me and every other true born again Bible believing Christian. When a person is truly saved, they will know through the power of the Holy Spirit of truth (John 16:13) that all people must be born again, according to Jesus Christ, in order to enter Heaven. (John 3:1-8) That includes ALL Jewish people throughout the world, and that includes all of the Jewish people that were present at the 2012 and 2013 C.U.F.I. Washington Summit meetings. Senator Joseph Lieberman told this crowd of over 5000 people at the 2012 Summit, which included many Christians that he had the same father as they did. That statement set off the second red flag with sirens sounding. I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ and my father is in Heaven above, and I have access to him, through my Saviour Jesus Christ. That same Jesus told us in the scriptures (God’s Word) that he was the only way to come to the father.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
Now as far as I know, Senator Joseph Lieberman is NOT a believer in Jesus Christ, so how could he possibly have the SAME heavenly father as the Christian? Did Jesus Christ truly mean what he said there, or did he leave an option for certain people who rejected him?
Five Mexican Pastors Say That Billy Graham Destroyed Their Churches and Twelve Years of Work in One Night
Christians and Pastors have been warning the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) for decades regarding his apostasy, and compromise with issues such as the FALSE gospel of the Roman Catholic Church. The SAD thing is that the warnings appear to have fallen upon deaf ears.
Here is an excerpt from the book “Smokescreens” which was written 31 years ago by Jack Chick:
“A few years ago, 5 pastors from Mexico came to see me, asking for help. They told me I must talk to Billy Graham. I told them that was impossible, I was just a little tract publisher. Then they told me Billy Graham had destroyed their churches. They said he held a crusade, and told all those who had received Christ to go back to their original churches and win those people to Christ. The pastors told me their people followed Billy’s instruction and all went back to the Roman Catholic system. Twelve years of work destroyed in one night.” [Smokescreens, Chick Publications, 1983 by Jack Chick page 58]
If you were headed toward a bridge which had just collapsed only minutes earlier, would you appreciate it if somebody WARNED you, and shouted for you to STOP before it was too late? Of course you would, and if you managed to stop your car, would you not thank the person who warned you? Of course you would, and you should take this warning concerning Hell as a loving gesture from the Lord to get right with God. Again I must ask you if Jesus Christ was telling the truth or was he a liar? Remember this: TRUE LOVE WARNS! Do you think that there are any people in Hell today who thought the gospel preacher should have been more laid back in his warnings about Hell? No, I do not think so. I have had people mockingly tell me that they want to go to Hell, because that is where all their friends are going to be. I wonder how many “gospel mockers” are in Hell today, because they thought that they would see “all their friends there.” There is not any laughing or mocking going on in Hell, and there never will be. You are reading the truth about Hell as told by Jesus Christ, the creator of all things, including Hell! (John 1:1-3, 10, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24) . . .
The rich man in Hell had to painfully endure listening as Father Abraham told him that he enjoyed the good life (good things), while Lazarus suffered (evil things), but now Lazarus was comforted, and the rich man was tormented. (Luke 16:25) The party was over, and it came suddenly for the rich man. Please do not misunderstand this whole teaching, because it does not mean that rich people go to Hell, and that poor people go to Heaven. There are countless millions, of both rich and poor alike in Hell (and Heaven), but this particular situation was used by the Lord to bring out a point. The Lord wanted people to know that there was more to life than just this old evil world. The Lord knew that there were countless multitudes who had no regard for the things of God, and who gave no thought for “the afterlife” and who were not prepared for eternity. Father Abraham told the rich man that there was “a great gulf fixed” so that there was no way that he could be reached by them going to him, or by him coming to them. Oh the horror of knowing that there is absolutely no way out of Hell, it is sickening to the human spirit to even think about it, never mind experience it. Keep in mind that this account concerning Hell was not spoken by some wild-eyed raving maniac, with a “fire and brimstone” message as the gospel haters often refer to it. Those words were spoken by the gentlest, humblest, and most compassionate man to ever walk this earth, and his name is Jesus Christ. It is also important to remember that since Jesus Christ, (the Word) created ALL things (John 1:1-3, 10-14, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24), then he is the very one who created this place called Hell also! The rich man’s thoughts eventually turned, and he began to focus on his earthly family, and his five brothers who were still alive. The rich man obviously knew that his five brothers were in the same spiritual condition that he was in before he died, and he did not want them to end up in Hell with him. The rich man begged Father Abraham to send Lazarus back to his earthly father’s house to testify to them, so that they would not end up in that place of torment! (Luke 16:27-28) It is absolutely incredible that the rich man in Hell sounded like a true evangelist because he was begging Abraham to sound a warning to his five living brothers so that they would not end up in Hell. Is it not the true call, and responsibility of every true Christian to warn others so that they would not end up in Hell. How is it that Hell is so rarely preached in the modern day pulpits throughout the world? How is it that the torments and horrors of Hell which Jesus Christ described is often simply referred to as a Christ-less eternity? For many people a Christ-less eternity would be nothing but bliss for them in their own way of thinking, because they do not want Jesus now in this world, and they do not want him later either!
I write this post as a former Roman Catholic, and as one who has forever stopped praying the Roman Catholic Rosary. For those of you who are not familiar with the Rosary, the Rosary is a set of beads, each bead representing a prayer. The majority of those beads represent a prayer well known as the “Hail Mary” and there are 53 “Hail Mary’s” on each bead set of 5 decades. There are also larger beads which would represent the Lord’s prayer (Our Father) but there are only 6 of them on the rosary. There is a crucifix on the end, and the “Apostles Creed” would be said on that, and there are also “Glory Be” prayers that are said on that Rosary.
Rosary Beads are big sellers in Roman Catholic stores, and they are made out of different materials including plastic, wood, glass and various metals. Some Rosary bead sets can even glow in the dark, and I owned a pair of them. People are taught to pray the Hail Mary at a very young age, and though they may not attend a Catholic Church for years, they will still remember the Hail Mary prayer. You will often hear the Hail Mary prayed in its entirety at Roman Catholic wakes inside the funeral parlour. Often the prayer is led by the local Catholic Priest. He will pray the first part which goes like this: “Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou, amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.” The Roman Catholics who are in attendance will then respond with the second part of the Hail Mary, which is as follows: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death, Amen.” This would continue until all 5 decades of the Rosary were said, and it would often sound like a chant, as the Priest did his part and we did our part. It kind of made me feel good, to rattle off all my Hail Mary’s along with the rest of the people, but it never gave me any spiritual help at all in my life!
Franklin Graham is following along in his father Billy’s footsteps, and working hand in hand with the Roman Catholic church. The Roman Catholic church preaches a false soul damning gospel, which includes their Catholic Mass. They teach that their Catholic Mass satisfies the justice of God, for sins committed against him. If you believe that, then YOU are not a Christian yourself. If you promote that, then YOU are doing the Devil’s work! Rome teaches that a person is born again when that person is baptized as an infant. The Bible teaches us that a spiritual birth is necessary. (John 3:1-8) Rome teaches that there is a place called Purgatory, while the Bible teaches that a person will be SAVED or DAMNED with no second chance after death! (Mark 16:15-16, John 3:16-21) Rome still prays for the dead souls in Purgatory, and Catholic Masses are still offered up on their behalf also. Jesus Christ preached about Heaven and Hell, and he never mentioned Purgatory, because the place does NOT exist. It is a man-made teaching of the Roman Catholic system, which was demonically inspired! It is almost as if the Lord God Almighty is waiting for the modern day pastors and ministers to preach out against these things, but it is not happening. I do thank the Lord for the small remnant of faithful believers who do speak out, but their voices are often smothered by the large ministries which take in hundreds of millions of dollars, each and every year.
The real Jesus Christ made it very clear that salvation was found in him alone. He made it very clear that people who believed in him would be SAVED, and those who did not would be DAMNED! (Mark 16:15-16) Keep in mind that Jesus Christ created all things (John 1:1-3, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24), and he is the very one who will judge us all on Judgment Day! Do you really believe that God sent “Mother Teresa” to preach a message that people can be saved in different religions? Who is telling the truth here? Is it Jesus Christ or is it “Mother Teresa”? Whose report will you believe dear reader? Will you believe the Vatican Gospel or the Gospel of Jesus Christ? The Hindu people worship millions of “gods” which contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ. So did “Mother Teresa” preach the gospel of Jesus Christ? The answer is no! Mother Teresa totally contradicted the words of Jesus Christ himself, and the words of Peter also, whom the Catholics claim as their first Pope! Not only that but “Mother Teresa” is on the road to becoming a Roman Catholic “Saint” and the Catholics will be praying to her like the rest of their “Saints.”
The word propaganda is defined as follows: The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause. [The Free Dictionary]
Friends this is nothing more than Roman Catholic propaganda, and it has been going on for many centuries. Mother Teresa did not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at all, because she was raised up in a system which preaches a counterfeit gospel. The propaganda machine of Rome is as vibrant as it has always been. The current Pope Francis is constantly in the headlines, holding up little children or laying his hands upon them, and he looks like the nicest man in the world. Do not be fooled by that folks because that same Pope said nothing to help the Protestant Christians in Chiapas, Mexico who were tossed into jails after they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. The Pope was riding around in his Popemobile in Chiapas, Mexico, the very same town where the true born-again believers were taken from their homes, and tossed into jail! That is exactly what the wicked church of Rome did during the inquisition, when people rejected her false teachings.
Abraham is probably best remembered as the husband of Sarah, who gave birth to Isaac, when she was a very old woman. Isaac was the child that the Lord promised Abraham and Sarah, and it came to pass as the Lord promised, but it was according to His timetable and not their own. Did you know that this same Abraham was given a promise, that he would be the Father of many nations? Many people often think of Abraham in terms of the people of Israel, but they are completely unaware that Abraham is also called the Father of many nations. (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. (Romans 4:17,18 )
I recently viewed a video from James Robison’s Television show, which you can also view by clicking on this link here = 2011 video. On this one particular program, James Robison had a Roman Catholic priest on as his guest. I listened briefly as the priest “Father” Jonathan Morris explained to James Robison and his wife, how he had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour, and that most Catholics just do not know how to explain their faith. I do not doubt the sincerity of Jonathan Morris, but the Jesus Christ that I learned about as a Roman Catholic, is not the Jesus Christ that saved my soul. “Father” Jonathan Morris preaches the false gospel of the Roman Catholic church, from which the Holy Spirit of truth set me free.
I can remember getting a ‘check’ in my Spirit many times, as I would listen to other Christians talk about the Jewish people, almost as if, they (the Jewish people) did not need to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ like everyone else. It was almost as if they (the Jewish people) were alright just the way they were. I can remember listening to a radio teacher early on Sunday mornings, and I would hear him quote the scriptures, including passages from the book of Romans regarding the grace of God, and I would say amen. Then one day I heard that same preacher say something about the apostle Paul as being the only apostle that had the ‘mystery’ revealed to him, and he contrasted Paul’s Gospel with the rest of the apostles of Jesus Christ, and I said huh? What on earth is this guy talking about? Little did I know at the time, but I was listening to a classic dispensationalist teacher, that is sometimes hard to discern because of the mixture with truth.
In the modern day church if you can say “I love Jesus” then you are in, no matter what others may say. You can also teach your parrot or parakeet to say “I love Jesus” if you so desire. The Pope also declares that he loves Jesus, but the only problem is, that the gospel of Rome, of which the Pope is the head, preaches a different gospel than the one which Jesus Christ proclaimed. The modern day ecumenical movement, (false unity movement) kind of reminds me of a scene from the “The Wizard Of Oz” movie. Do you remember the part, where the little dog Toto pulled the curtain back, to reveal the “Wizard” inside pulling the levers? The Wizard was deceiving all the people, giving off the impression that he was someone big and powerful, but in reality he was not. The modern day church with it’s multimedia “gospel” stations, the humongous crusades, and everything else gives off the impression something BIG is happening. This must be JESUS is the cry, but in reality it is nothing but smokescreens. Satan, the father of lies, is the one pulling the levers, and sending out the smokescreens, and deceiving precious souls.