The identity of the True Jesus
When Jesus came into the coast of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?" And they said, "Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets." He saith unto them, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
This whole conversation about identity was initiated by Jesus and therefore must be very important. Notice that he built his church upon the fact that he was the Christ. Jesus did not start this conversation in verse 13 with, "Who do people say that Peter is?" He taught that it was fundamental in the true church that each member correctly identify who he is. The revelation of who Jesus is; that he is the promised Messiah; that he has always been God is the "rock" that the true church is built upon.
Inventing one false idea about Jesus, is enough to define a false Jesus. Who Jesus is, is intimately involved with what he did and said and who his parents were. If I were to say that Jesus was a murderer or a child molester, I hope that you can see that I would be defining a false Jesus. Redefining the recorded facts about Jesus, actually invents a phony Jesus. A common characteristic of today's false religious cults is that they have invented false facts about the identity of Jesus. There definition of who Jesus is, is false; therefore they teach a belief in a false Jesus. Jesus asks, "Who do you say that I am?"
Jesus Warns about False Christs!
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here Is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not " (Matthew 24:23-26).
The Roman Catholic Church, says that Jesus' very presence has come here on earth before his second coming. Catholicism falsely teaches their Priests that when they bless the bread, each piece of it turns into the "body of Jesus Christ." They further teach their people to worship the bread because the bread is no longer bread but Jesus Christ himself.
The priests teach that the bread is now physically Jesus "under the appearances of Bread and wine" (Vatican Council II - Flannery #9 p 102-103. Each person that partakes in the Catholic sacrament eats a whole Jesus. Each person eats everything that makes him human and everything that makes him divine (Question and Answer Catholic Catechism - Hardon #1214, #1223, #1224) After the priest blesses the bread, he holds it up and tells his followers, "Behold the Lamb of God." So strongly is this taught by Rome, that Catholics all over the world "worship and adore" the bread as if it were miraculously turned into the true Jesus of the Bible. Catholics eat Jesus' literal body. By this false definition, the physical bread on the Roman Catholic altars qualifies as a false Jesus.
False Birth Definitions
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Jesus could not have been born from an unclean sinful vessel. Therefore, the mother of Jesus must have been sinless and a continual virgin. Therefore they say that she never had sex with her husband Joseph. This teaching lessens Jesus' human heritage and denies the existence of Jesus' human family members (his brothers and sisters). It also defines a different mother.
The Identity of Jesus' Mother
The Bible says that Mary was a virgin. She was overshadowed by the Holy Ghost and was found to be with child. She did not have sexual relations with her husband Joseph until after the child was born (Matt.1:18 & 25, James 1:1, Matt 12:46-50, 13:54-56).
The Roman Catholic Church claims Mary lived a sinless life and she also was a perpetual virgin. Catholicism says that Mary's mother's name is Saint Ann. Jesus' mother Mary, is called "The All Holy One" and is considered to be a co-redeemer along with Jesus Christ. Rome also calls her the co-mediator along with Jesus. (CCC #969)..
How to Get to Heaven or Method of Salvation
The Biblical essentials on how to be saved can be summarized by the following verses: "It is by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-10). "
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" (I Corinth. 15:3).
"Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once:" (Romans 6:9-10).
"Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself." (Hebrews 7:27).
Catholicism teaches that Jesus' blood was not shed for all of our sins. Catholicism invented two type of sins called "mortal" and "venial." "Mortal" are the more serious sins that Jesus died for. "Venial" are the lesser sins that each individual person must pay for himself by suffering in the fires of purgatory. These Catholic and Mormon teachings deny that Jesus died for all sins.
Can Men Become Gods?
The Pope's new catechism states: "For the Son of God became man that we might become God. The only begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods."
Some years ago a freelance professional photographer was employed by the editor of one of the Vancouver Canada newspapers to meet and photograph the very famous humanitarian and humanist, Mother Theresa. The picture to be used for a feature article they had planned. The Interview and photo session was as successful as hoped - but for one thing. NO ONE ASKED if she used her daily opportunities working with the dying to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ or to tell them about Christianity. Seeing her on T.V in the past, and when posed this question. She was emphatic in advising all that indeed she does not ! "Oh No, I do not tell them of Jesus - If one is a good Hindu, or of any other faith, and a good believing person in that faith, then that person will go to heaven."
She has made this same statement many times in interviews and on T.V., and in print. In her many visits to the Vatican NO ONE, not even the Pope himself, WARNED HER ! Mother Theresa, and thousands of Priests, and other Clergy, in the Roman Catholic Church have made statements to that effect. = " Die a good (anything) and you go to heaven".
Articles of " The Council of Trent " - held in 1546, and then reaffirmed at " The Vatican Council II " - held in 1963 - state that, without question, ANYONE who believes that one can be saved without The Roman Catholic Church is AUTOMATICALLY anathema! That is, CONDEMNED TO ETERNAL HELL ! ~ CURSED ! No Pope, Cardinal, Archbishop, or Bishop, is required to activate THE CURSE - IT IS AUTOMATIC!
Now I ask this question - "According to the Roman Catholic Church, Mother Theresa, by her own statements, has condemned herself to hell . The Pope himself can not reverse this condemnation ! There is a "groundswell movement" in The Roman Catholic Church, to "canonize" Mother Theresa, thereby declaring her a saint! " Saint Mother Theresa " ! (828)
Will "Saint Mother Theresa" be the only, or just the first person, sainted by the Roman Catholic Church who will be, at the same time, suffering in Hell for Eternity? "How is it possible this Icon of Goodness could be condemned to HELL by her own "church" ?
A Quandary !
Do You , And Does Your Priest believe ALL of the following?
That The Pope is infallible in all matters of religion ? (891)
That Salvation is in only achieved through "The Church"? ( 846+982)
That Baptism is necessary for salvation? (977+1252)
That Salvation is achieved through the Eucharist? (1129)
That Salvation can only be achieved through The Sacraments? (846-848)
That Mary was born, like Jesus, without original sin? ( 966)
That Mary should be ADORED as Gods mother? (971)
That Mary is inseparable with the saving work of The Son? (1172)
That prayer for the dead will get them in to heaven? (1032>1479)
That you must confess through a priest? ( 1424)
That "The Church" forgives sins? (982)
If anyone does not believe ALL of the above THEY ARE CONDEMNED TO HELL ! ( According to the Roman Catholic Church. ) So if you, dear Roman Catholic friend, if you don't believe ALL of the above YOU have a Super Problem!
BUT ALSO REALIZE
If your Priest does not believe ALL of the above he is anathema, EXCOMMUNICATED, and condemned to HELL !
BUT ALSO ( according to the Roman Catholic Church )
All the Masses he says are NULL AND VOID !
The Confessions he hears are NULL AND VOID !
The Communions he initiated are NULL AND VOID !
The Marriages he performed are NULL AND VOID !
If you relied on him;
the Mass you attended is NULL AND VOID !
the Confession you made with him is NULL AND VOID !
The Communion he "blessed" is NULL AND VOID !
The Marriage he "blessed" is NULL AND VOID !
Don't you think it is time to re think your religious allegiance? Is it to "The Church" or is it going to be to JESUS THE CHRIST / THE GOD?
" The Council of Trent - Canons and Decrees " = http://history.hanover.edu/early/trent.html
1999 Edition "Catechism Of The Catholic Church" ISBN:0-88997-281-8
( Catechism Article Numbers in Green )
"A Woman Rides The Beast" by Dave Hunt ISBN:1-56507-199-9
Mother Teresa; Her People And Her Work by Desmond Doig (William Collins Sons &Co.)
U. R. I.
If you are totally unaware of the U.R.I. please hold on to your proverbial hat ! For many years we too have been watching and wondering how it would be possible for all of the religions and churches of the world to gather together as one.
In 1996 Gorbachev, Archbishop Spong, and the head of the roman catholic church (pope John Paul 2 (Watiwa) got together and formed the nucleus of the U.R.. Offices were set up on Taylor Street in San Francisco so the U.R. would not be directly associated with the, then new, offices set up by Gorbi at the Presidio in San Francisco.
The original address was (and probably still is);
United Religion Initiative
1055 Taylor Street
San Francisco California CA 94108
Tel (415) 440 2303 Fax (415) 440 2313
By April 1997 top official of the United Nations, Robert Muller was traveling the world singing the praises of Peace through Global Citizenship and promoting that all should become members of a fledgling UN like organization called the United Religions. He was in Vancouver B.C. Canada the first week in April 1997 and introduced many young people in to formal training to go forth and spread the word worldwide. All peoples can join this new religion! It is based on TOTAL UNIVERSALISM -all are saved and will go to heaven. What kind of god would allow anyone to suffer for ever instead of joining him in heaven?
If you are a Hindu your "leg up" will be further "exercised" to speed you on your way after death.
If you are a Roman Catholic, that church through its invented Sacraments, will speed you on your way and save you "cooking time" in the place they invented called Purgatory.
If you are a Mormon you will still have your own planet were you can be its god, copulate with your many celestial wives, and populate that planet with more gods.
If you are a Protestant you will go to heaven, BUT, to be sure, you will be told, it would be better to become a Roman Catholic now so that - in case they are correct- you too can take part in their Sacraments and speed you on your celestial way.
By all of the non Roman Catholic churches joining with The Church Of Rome one big Universal ( the word Catholic actually means Universal ) will be formed. NO Clergy need lose their positions- they will, in fact, be elevated by becoming part of the BIG, RICH, GLOBAL, IMPRESSIVE organization with complicated rituals that need constant attention and explaining. Obviously the congregation can not do it alone and without them. Clergy with impressive robes and special knowledge will be required.
If you are a Muslim you are IN ! The Roman Catholic "Catechism of the Catholic Church" 1999, Page 157, Article 841 asserts that the god Allah and the god of the Roman Catholic church are one and the same! Many Roman Catholic clergy (like Anglican Archbishop Spong), do not recognize Jesus as the Christ, and indeed as God. It can be explained to the Muslim that the Roman Catholic "Our Lady of Fatima", is indeed Fatima - Az -Sahra, the Shining One, the daughter of Mohammed. She, in many apparitions around the world, has been telling all to use their prayer beads more often, pray more often, and get ready for the last Imam.
New Agers are IN. If you really believe in what you are doing - you are saved !
Wiccans are IN ---------same reasoning.
Last Year Rt. Reverend William Swing, the Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of California, has taken over the key position in U.R. This moved the name Watiwa (Number one man in the Vatican - The pretender to the throne of Rome) in to the background of the organization so that he can emerge later as THE GREAT LEADER.
The Truth "In A Nutshell"
If You pick up a copy of the BEST translations of the original, and ancient, texts (The King James Version of The Bible), and search out; Epistle 1 Timothy, Chapter 3, Paragraph 16 You will find what could be, is, and should be called -
THE SECRET OF CHRISTIANITY !
1 GOD became a man !
2 HE was perfect in all ways !
3 HE was seen by angels as HE was
originally (THE GOD), and as a man !
4 HE taught the non Jewish ( as well as many Jews) !
5 HIS teachings were (and are) believed by MANY people !
6 HE returned to HIS place - we call that place heaven !
This is The Entire Story required to become A TRUE CHRISTIAN.
NOW READ ON !
The very next chapter of the same 1 Timothy begins by warning the readers of those who would and will twist THE TRUTH.
Since the very beginning of Christianity the teachings of Emmanuel (Yah Vahshua) have been distorted and twisted, but in the year 324, in a "brilliant, twisted move", The Emperor Constantine incorporated Christianity into his world conquering empire. He proclaimed himself "the defender of the faith" and thus became the guardian, leader, and chief perverter of THE TRUTH.
Constantine claimed he had a vision. He had crosses painted on to the shields of all of his troops. He then proceeded in his conquests - but now it was justified ! --It was in the name of Christianity and "the church" --
This perversion continues today. The biggest cult of all the cults hides under the name of "The Church", "The Catholic Church" or "The Universal Church" - the word"catholic" meaning "universal".
The clergy, and particularly the higherarchie, dress in ancient costumes that the organization purloined from other cults and perversions along the way in their long history of incorporating pagan rituals, processions, incantations, self flagellation, and dress, into their "church".
Remember the pretender to the "line of Peter"? The man who dares call himself "The Father"? Dressed in expensive vestments, wearing his tall double peaked Miter on his head, the hat that originally was the headgear of the priests of the worshipers of the fish god "dagon" ( please envision the same hat on man - sideways - Vola - the fish.)
Does ANY of this sound the least bit like any of the followers of the Originator of Christianity?
No organization required, NO ORGANIZED CHURCH. No mediator allowed. NO PRIESTS. NO SAINTS. HE - YAH VAHASHUA - while a man, here on Earth - DID IT ALL ! All that is required of US is that WE believe
THE SECRET OF CHRISTIANITY as it is exposed to us in 1 Timothy 3:16 !
Does this sound too easy ? Too Simple? Yes indeed it does ! BUT this is indeed THE TRUTH. Most people can not accept THAT SIMPLE FACT. That is why they spend their whole lives chasing after wise men, gurus, cult leaders, and charlatans. Our minds can not accept that WE can not save ourselves. We can not do any work or works to even help ! That OUR SALVATION is "A DONE DEAL" IF ONLY WE ACCEPT THAT HE DID IT FOR US !
I repeat myself-- HE died for US. It is DONE ! HIS last words on the Cross were "It Is Finished" Are YOU ready to accept the above TRUTH ? THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE ! NO MORE DOUBTS ABOUT YOUR "NEXT LIFE" !
THIS IS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT !
At some point in ones life it is time to say
"Enough Is Enough"
"WERE DO I GO FROM HERE ?"
Obtaining Scholastic Honours, Popularity and Fame is not THE answer. Cavorting with the opposite sex is not THE answer. Winning THE Lottery isn't even enough !
"THERE IS A VOID IN MY LIFE !"
I hope you are ready for this because there is only one way to FILL THAT VOID. That VOID can only be filled by THE GOD Because WE ARE ALL born LOSERS and SINNERS, with a GREAT BIG VOID in our beings. IF you are really ready for a change I mean a real change, it is time to make THE GREATEST COMMITMENT IN YOUR LIFE !
You will lose most of your friends, or at least so called friends. Some, if not all of your family just might think you are an idiot. Your co-workers will notice a change in your behaviour. Life will probably become more difficult and you will not be able to "go with the flow" like before because you will be more honest with yourself and others.
Is making THE COMMITMENT worth all this to you ?
IF IT IS ~~
It is time to admit to THE GOD that you are (like all of us were) a Sinner and you are ready to SUBMIT your life to HIM. Admit that you can not make it through life without THE VOID being filled by HIM. Admit that you do accept HIS SON, YAH VAHSHUA's sacrifice on the cross as a substitute for you and all your past. All you have to do is ASK THIS ONCE, AND MEAN IT, and indeed, you will be a "new person". It is then time to " start over ~ start a new life! " After saying this admission, this prayer to THE GOD you are a "new creature" A NEW CHRISTIAN. All this "transformation" information is in THE BIBLE. That is why true Christians call it GODS WORD. ALL of the information required for life is in that book! When you read it as a Christian ~ with Christian eyes you will find much in it that others, who are not committed, will not see !
If you were ready and really serious about the commitment you just made;
1 - Expect to live a different and better life.
2 - Expect change - sometimes it's a slow change,sometimes it is like a lightening flash.
3 - Expect to loose the friends you shouldn't have and gain friends who are of like (new) mind as you.
4 - Do not expect to become perfect! Only THE GOD is perfect !
You are now "Saved" but, not perfected. It is now time to obtain one or two books about THE TRUTH and begin to study. You will find that the more you study about YAHVAH and HIS SON YAH VAHSHUA the more you will want to know. UNLIKE new age teachings you will realize that you are not on, and do not have to be on, any more paths to self fulfillment !
It is finished you are already saved! Your future in the hereafter is secure! Your study will be for more knowledge so that you may tell others friends and family those that you love THE TRUTH that you now know and have and want to share.
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