(Bible Question) ... Catholics are imitating Christ and following his example which is what all Christians are meant to do. This does not take away from God the Father or Jesus in any way- as they alone are to be WORSHIPED. There is a huge difference between honoring and worshiping. If the Catholics are wrong then that would surely mean that we are not allowed to honour our parents as we are called to do. I do not see the problem. In the same way when children are commended on their academic/sport performance or behavior this does not detract but rather esteems the parents in the manner that they are rearing the children. Thus by honoring Mary ultimately the Blessed Trinity is been acknowledged.
If one looks at the wedding feast of Cana – what happened -Mary was approached and she went to her Son –and then said to the wine steward –do whatever He tells you to do. Does this detract or bring focus onto Jesus? Regards
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. It is apparent that you have just listened to people talk about Catholicism, but remain unaware what the Bible says about Jesus and the salvation he taught. I was in that situation for part of my life too! It was after I started reading the New Testament that my eyes were opened. Be assured the Biblical message is NOT as you think! For example, did you know Jesus publicly rebuked a woman, who was similar to a modern day Catholic, about his mother being specially blessed for being his mother:
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” (Luke 11:27,28)
Here’s another passage to note:
Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mat 12:47-50)
Catholics do MUCH MORE than just “honor” Mary! We were taught to trust in, rely upon and call upon her at the hour of our death. Various Catholic leaders have heretically TRUSTED IN MARY for salvation and to save them from hell! The immaculate heart of mary can NOT save us! How different that Bible truth is from what the Catholic St Alphonsus Liguori wanted us to believe! That is fact and also shows how far from truth Catholicism is. Did you know Pope John Paul II taught Mary was Sovereign? Do you believe Mary was sinless, queen of heaven, refuge of sinners, our life, sweetness and hope? If so, you do not have the real mother of Jesus! Please take your time and read over the various materials on former Roman Catholic. The Biblical plan of salvation will make you into a born again new creation in Christ, if you act on the truth. God bless you.
(Bible Question) I just watched your video, The Mark of the Beast....Questions regarding Ezek. 9:4-6 and Rev. 7:2-4: (1) Are these two passages referring to the same event or time frame? (2) Is the seal on the forehead of the servants of God something that will be visible to the human eye? (After everyone has received either the mark of the beast or the seal of God, will everyone be able to see which one everyone has?) Blessings in the Name of Jesus Christ,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. The passages you asked about are:
Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the LORD called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. Slaughter old men, young men and maidens, women and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were in front of the temple. (Ezek 9:3-6)
Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. (Rev 7:2-4)
They are NOT the same event. The Ezekiel event has already occurred and the Rev. 7 event is yet in the future. The recipients of the seal, as mentioned by John in Rev. 7, will probably not be visible to the human eye, but only spiritually.
NOTE: There will be a greater multitude saved during the time of antichrist (Rev. 7:9-14), which will not just include the 144,000 Jews. That great multitude will be from every people, language, tribe and nation, meaning some will be non-Jews.
The Bible doesn’t clearly say that more than the 144,000 Jews will get the seal you referred to. Hence, all people then will not get either the seal of God or mark of the beast. Have you read the plan of salvation? Are you prepared to die? God bless you. Rev. 21:4.
(Bible Question) i am so confused about this whole teaching of eternal security. if there is no eternal security how can i know for sure if i am saved and will go to heaven? i dont want to burn in hell for all of eternity. how can i know if there is no eternal securety? please help me.
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. The evidence of saving grace is the new creation! Have you been set free from your sin addictions? That happens at the point of contacting Jesus’ blood (Rev. 1:5) and Biblical salvation. Carefully ponder Rom. 6:6-23.
As long as a person “has” Jesus, he has eternal life (1 John 5:12,13), but that can change. You can disown him and he in turn will disown you (Mt. 10:33; 2 Tim. 2:12). Hence, you must endure to the end to enter God’s kingdom (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11). It is possible to die spiritually. Be assured there is NO Eternal Security. We have three times more information on our page for Eternal Security than any website on the internet. We also have two Christian books which prove a conditional security with one being 801 pages! Please consider purchasing them. They will help you better understand salvation. God bless you. Eph. 5:5-7.
(Bible Question) As a former member of the dutch reform church I was frustrated with not knowing why many people embraced a "once saved always saved " policy. There were many people who seemed to do some evil things, gossip, pass judgement on others, slander, lie, etc... I tried to point out that this was not the grace of God at work. As a deacon I tried to point out that this dangerous OSAS policy was not biblical, and was attacked by some of the people. Even the elders had no true desire to do the right thing. It seems that every time you try to politely point out what the bible says,(and to try to effect a change of heart and repentance ), this was "works". "Its not about works"-"we all fall short of the glory of God" etc...I wasn’t aware there were different beliefs in scripture,-there is really only one truth, but not all people want to believe in it. Anyways it is refreshing and spiritually relaxing to know there are people who read the Bible and understand it too. I find your site inspiring and have learned a bit there too. Keep up the good fight!
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Thanks for the compliments. Yes, it is very sad how the Calvinists misunderstand grace and label simple obedience to God as works as they try to discard it as some kind of error! They have been so grossly deceived they cleave to sin while they travel down the road to hell in their sexual sin, drunkenness, theft, lying, etc. They see no real need to repent since they think they can’t lose their salvation. It is a terrible day and they have the platform and influence, even controlling the search engines!
Hopefully, you are out of that congregation. You don’t want to share in their wicked work and sins. May God help you boldly refute once saved always saved for the sake of the few who may listen. Do you know about our NO Eternal Security book? God bless you. 1 Tim. 4:16.
(Bible Question) Your article was forwarded to us by a friend, and we thank you for it. We went to your website as a result, and we have some questions. 1. Do you believe that Jesus Christ IS God, and if so, why? 2. Do you believe, as this article seems to indicate, that the future of the faithful is to be in heaven, and that of the lost is hell, and if so, why? Thanks again,
(Bible Answer) Greetings in Jesus’ name. Yes, Jesus is God by nature, but not the Father. Rather than repeat what we already have on the website, please see Jesus Is Not The Father, Deity of Christ, and the Trinity.
Heaven is not just for the 144,000, as the Jehovah's Witnesses say, since all of Jesus’ servants will be with him:
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. (John 12:26)
The great multitude is also shown to be in heaven (Rev. 7). On the other hand, the people who die spiritually lost will be damned to eternal hell fire to be tormented forever. There is no annihilation of the wicked dead. Question for you: Do you understand Biblical salvation to be as is written in the plan of salvation? God bless you. 1 Tim. 4:16. (Do you know about our internet church?)
(Bible Question) Why are born again people attacking and degrading the catholic church but other religion like islam- you are very quite? hahaha.. Can you answer this question? or are you afraid to tell them the truth about their religion? If you are afraid, then all of you are pretenders you are not straight people and no one should believe in you. Thats all i can say.
(Bible Answer) The reason Christians try to help Catholics find salvation is because we have a heart of love for their soul. We know the damnation ahead of them (based on Scripture) and are led by the Holy Spirit to share precious live-giving truth with them. As a former Roman Catholic I know from first-hand experience how far from truth such a religious system is.
We have spoken out on various false religions, including Islam, and on numerous occasions. Again, as with any such religion, we try to help them by pointing them to Biblical salvation and showing reasons their faith is not as sound as they may think.
Eternity is a very long time. For your own sake, please read through the new testament and change accordingly. Have you read the plan of salvation? Remember 1 Cor. 6:9-11.
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