Isn’t Mary worthy of worship?

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(First  post in a series)

Worship is generally an act of devotion  directed towards a deity. Worship is specifically prostration before God. In the context of our question: Is Mary queen of heaven, and worthy of worship, you need only to decide if scripture is sufficient for your guide.

(You may wonder, and please do, why pray tell is there a dove at the outset of this topic. Do consider who the dove alit on. We need never fear truth, and we certainly do not want to diminish Mary’s favor, while at the same time, we should not want to be guilty of lavish or misdirected praise)

There are two schools who have done damage to her character: One who has ignored her rightful place in the plan of God, and the other who has elevated her to Godhood. I wish to do neither, but simply present her as God…

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He is nobody special…

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If the next sentence does not trouble you as a believer, I implore you to examine yourself.

There is a thought floating around that says the son of God brought nothing new to mankind, that His teachings were simply  borrowed  from ‘other’ sages, that his acts of benevolence were gestures  common to good men, and that if He lived at all, His death was just a fine example of a man dying with principle.

It would take volumes to correct the egregious error that asserts Christ was simply a good man, and it would take a printing press where the ink would run dry that proves He is uniquely divine. The assaults on the person, work, and worth of Christ are ageless, as there is nothing new under the sun, as seen in the avalanche and epidemic of today’s blindness.

Indeed there are voices permeating in…

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The Pope honor Buddha

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Pope Francis is only the second pope to visit a Buddhist temple.

The Pope felt a strong desire to honor Buddah, during his visit to Sri Lanka. The Pope felt a strong desire to honor Buddha during his visit to Sri Lanka.

Pope Francis changed his schedule at the last minute earlier today to visit a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka’s capital where relics were being put on display.

The opening of a casket containing relics of disciples of the Buddha is a key event in the Buddhist calendar. People line up for days to pay homage to the relics.

A Vatican spokesman said the Pope did not pray during his visit but listened respectfully while monks chanted.
Banagala Upatissa, head monk at the Agrashravaka temple, told the Associated Press that allowing the Pope to witness the event was “the highest honour and respect we can offer to His Holiness”.

Pope Francis is the second pope to visit a Buddhist temple. St John Paul II…

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VOICE OF THE MARTYRS SILENCED WHILE WORLD VISION GOES BLIND

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“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,” 1 Timothy 4:1

There was a time when Voice of the Martyrs was instrumental to global awareness of Christian persecution around the world, and without question, had it not been for the vision of Richard Wurmbrand and his dedication to exposing the slaughter or imprisonment of believers of Jesus Christ around the world, the church, as well as Democratic nations would never have known the struggles of many who have suffered and are suffering under extreme oppression. The church remained informed and up to date on what was happening in places such as the Sudan, China, Iran and Russia. But after the death of Richard in 2001, things began to change and worse, what was supposed to be the voice of the oppressed…

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Pope: Baptise even Martians

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Pope Francis on Monday declared that everyone has the right to be baptised, even aliens should they come knocking on the church’s door.

Pope Francis display the wickedness of the Roman Catholic doctrine of "baptism". Pope Francis display the deepest form of wickedness of the Roman Catholic doctrine of “baptism”.

Christians cannot “close the door” to all those who seek baptism even if they are “green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw,” the pope said at his daily mass, according to Vatican Radio.

“If tomorrow, for example, an expedition of Martians arrives and some of them come to us… and if one of them says: ‘Me, I want to be baptised!’, what would happen?” Francis said in another display of his lively sense of humour.

The Argentine pontiff known for his down-to-earth style has often used colourful and humourous expressions to make his points on the direction of the Roman Catholic Church.

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The Crack In The Globe

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The Globe DividedThe earth has always had a major flaw, a fissure, a crack but for millennia it was hard to spot. The crack is the division between Satan’s kingdom and God’s kingdom and between those who have pledged allegiance to either side.

Since Eden, and even more so since the days of Noah, the world has stumbled on regardless, ignoring the presence of God’s people. Mingling the two kingdoms led to some conflict of course, notably in Israel, but it has taken us until the end of history to see that crack forcibly strained, so that it begins to pop open.

Widening The Gap

Take a large block of stone destined for a building. The mason uses his expertise and knowledge to exert just the right pressure on an existing weak point, slowly prising it open with wedges, a tap here, a tap there, until suddenly the block falls into two…

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From Polygamy to Jesus- the Testimony of Susan Ray Schmidt

I love stories with happy endings, especially when they’re true. This was one woman’s testimony of living in the darkness and pain of being a polygamist wife, believing in, and being trapped in a false religious system to coming out into the light of freedom in Jesus Christ and His love.

So many precious souls are still trapped by the man made traditions and doctrines of the Mormon aka LDS cult in all it’s various splinter groups such as the FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, and Hillsboro, Utah, and others.

I have studied various cults and their practices, and even some not considered cults that seemingly operate within the bounds of what we’d call orthodox faith.  One of the things that stands out in most of these groups is that the members are unhappy and confused in one way or another. And no wonder. They will never be happy if they know not Jesus as LORD and SAVIOR, according to His Truth; the Truth of His Gospel. They will never know the freedom and love that is possible by truly being set free by His Amazing Grace.

Seriously…do not these souls desperately need our prayers? If we were in prison, wouldn’t we want someone to pray for us, and also to turn the key in the lock by telling us the truth that would set us free? With all my heart I believe Jesus wants to set these captives free. Let’s pray for them.

 

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”2nd Corinthians 3:17

This was the verse the LORD gave me when I was a new Christian going to a legalistic church and couldn’t understand why they wanted me to conform to their doctrines which didn’t line up with the Bible scriptures. The LORD can and does respond to those seeking his will with all their hearts.

Don’t follow man; follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

 

Why would I have a special interest in Mormons, and/or the FLDS?  OK, let me tell you. First of all, beside the fact that there is no doubt in my mind that Mormonism is a cult that leads men, women and children into the worst sort of spiritual bondage and deception, it’s for me, in a way, a family affair. Indirectly speaking…as follows:

My mom and her brother had been very close growing up. Both married, My uncle and his wife had two children, a boy and girl. When I was a baby, I played with my little first cousins, and still have a picture of me and the girl Rose Carolyn together as babies.

My uncle moved his young family from Missouri to Utah, where he and his wife became Mormons. Mom kept up with them over the years, and went to Utah to visit them a couple of times, as their children grew up- and the Mormon family enlarged and had many children. By the time my uncle and aunt died, the entire family had become Mormonized. My male first cousin and his wife had twelve children.

Then about two years ago, my male cousins wife contacted me to tell me he had died. She was the sweetest woman you could imagine. Most Mormon women are taught to “stay sweet”, by training from early childhood. She was very stoic in talking to me about this, and even said to me about my cousin, “He was a good man”. She told me without emotion that he had at some point married a younger woman and had another twelve kids. That’s a total of 24 kids and 2 wives. Can I say if I wasn’t shocked before, I was at this news.

Now, mind you,my cousin and his family were supposed to be strict LDS, Salt Lake City Mormons. From other things she casually told me indicated there seemed to be a rather widespread and even incestuous network of polygamy going on all through Utah. She seemed to think nothing of this. This is, after all, Mormon country. The names she dropped that her and my cousins kids had married into were well known Mormon family names in Utah. Prominent and powerful names, including my own family nsme. If you go to the Colorado City, AZ Topix forums, or do a little google online, you will see the same Mormon family names recurring many times.

I don’t know anything about the twelve children my male cousin fathered or the younger wife he married after he became wealthy, but I was heartbroken for his first wife.  One of the most disturbing things she told me was that my first cousin Rose was now in Colorado City, AZ. In her letter, she didn’t say who Rose was married to or how many children she had, but knowing what I do about the Colorado City enclave, it sent chills down my spine. This lead me to believe there is very little division between the LDS Temple Mormons and the FLDS group, if any. And a very thin veneer of pretense that polygamy isn’t practised in Utah. I am here to tell you polygamy is practiced, and has never stopped being practiced. It is, after all the very pillar of the Mormon religion.

I am praying that the Lord will send the Holy Spirit to these people so in bondage to this terrible cult, and begin a real move of the spirit to set many souls free. No one should have to live such a lie and in such conditions because of man made doctrines and traditions handed down culturally. It’s spiritual abuse of the worst kind.

If you are a Mormon, please listen to this Truth. It can set you free.

 

 

BIBLE LEADERS: Ups and downs

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So many times people will criticize others when they have never walked in their shoes.  How many times have you heard sermons that harshly chastise certain heroes of the faith who faltered or failed in a way that made the speaker seem more spiritual than these great men?  While we can judge actions against the Word of GOD as being either good or evil, we must be careful about viewing other’s vices in comparison with our own lives.  Others may have been through more tests, trials, and temptations than us due to their success, abilities, or circumstances.  They may even be innocent of what vices we seem to perceive in them. Some sin and fail, but they also may accomplish more than us for the LORD, so that in the end, they are more rewarded than we are.

David's lack of faith facing Bathsheba David’s lack of faith facing Bathsheba

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Catholic Salvation?The Monstrosity of Catholicism

 

“Some people claim to be born-again Christians, but they still faithfully attend the Catholic Church. Why? They are eating at the Devil’s table. 2nd Corinthians 6:16, “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?” I say this caringly.

The Catholic religion is demonic! One of the great sins of Christians today is that they are so silent concerning the monstrosity of Catholicism. In 2002, 24% of all Americans professed to be Catholic. 1

Catholics commit the horrible sin of IDOLATRY when they bow before a statue of Mary. Exodus 20:4-5a commands, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them…” Catholics commit the sin of idolatry every time they bow and pray to Mary. Why would a Christian want to continue in such wickedness?

Although many Catholics attempt to deny that they worship Mary, the Vatican’s teaching concerning Our Lady of Fatima is irrefutable PROOF that Catholics DO in fact worship Mary, even teaching that eternal life is possible by coming to Mary by way of praying the Rosary. The 5th of the 15 promises made by Our Lady of Fatima concerning the Rosary is so blasphemous that it is unmistakable, clear, proof that Catholics do indeed worship Mary (which is sinful idolatry). Here’s the 5th promise…

“The soul which recommends itself to Me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.”

Blasphemy!!! You cannot show me even one Scripture from the Word of God where we are told to trust in Mary, by reciting the Rosary to be saved. In fact, the word “Rosary” is NOT a Bible term. The Rosary is straight out of the pits of Hell. Jesus condemned vain repetition in Matthew 6:7. According to Our Lady of Fatima (whose teachings are officially sanctioned by the Vatican), a person can obtain eternal life through Mary by reciting the Rosary. In sharp contrast, Jesus Christ proclaimed in John 14:6… “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

How could Catholics be so arrogant, so blind, and so apostate as to believe that salvation is found in Mary? Jesus tells us the answer in Mark 7:9, “Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” People remain in the Catholic religion because THEY CHOOSE TO, period, even in full knowledge that they are going against the Word of God. God will judge them! Just as the Pharisees of Jesus’ time CHOSE to follow the hellish religion of Judaism instead of Biblical Christianity, so do Catholics CHOOSE to follow the Satanic Catholic faith instead of the Bible. I tell you, Catholicism is of the Devil.

If you’re worshiping within the Catholic faith, then you might as well be over in India worshiping a potato!

Catholic priests are infamous for discouraging people from reading the Word of God. They don’t want anyone thinking for themselves. But Jesus commanded us in John 5:39, “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” What precious Scriptures! Jesus told the crowd to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES, and in so doing they would learn how to have eternal life; but by rejecting the Scriptures, they had refused God’s plan of salvation. Is this not exactly what Catholics are guilty of? Yes, that is exactly so! Catholics adhere to a FALSE gospel of self-righteousness and sacramental rituals.”

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