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Come Out of Her My People!

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The Bible says in Revelation 18:1-4 “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

Only saved people are God’s people.

Therefore, the Bible is showing here that some saved people would get mixed up in the cult of Babylon, and suffer through God’s judgment upon her, if they do not leave.

The Roman Catholic Church is the Cult of Babylon.

I will now show you how that the Roman Catholic church is not the true church, but is a counterfeit. And how that its teachings contradict the Bible and agree with ancient Babylonian paganism.

The Bible says Jesus Christ is the Head of the true church not any man, such as the Pope.

Ephesians 1:20-23 “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.”

Colossians 1:12-18 “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

The Bible says that Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and the Old Testament Prophets are the only foundation of the true church not “church tradition” or writings of so called “Church Fathers.”

Ephesians 2:20 “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;”

1 Corinthians 3:11 “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

The Bible is truth, and God’s inspired Word.

Jesus prayed in John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

2 Peter 1:21 “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

The Bible is the only record we have of what Jesus, the Apostles, and the Old Testament Prophets taught.

Therefore, since we must found our faith only upon the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and the Old Testament prophets, then we must found our faith only upon what the Bible says, not upon what any man or church tradition says.

The Bible is God’s Word. It was not written by the will of men, but holy men wrote exactly what God told them to write by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 1:21 “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

The Bible says to reject heretics after 1 and 2 admonitions.

A heretic is someone who teaches something that contradicts the Bible. The Roman Catholic church teaches many things that contradict the Bible.

Let us look at a few doctrines of the Roman Catholic church that contradict the Bible:

The Catholic Church says that Peter was the first Pope.

First of all, the Bible never says that Peter went to Rome. Even His Epistles were written to the church at Babylon, not the church at Rome.

Furthermore, the Catholic church tries to justify their claim of Peter being the first Pope by twisting Matthew 16:18 “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.”

 They say that Peter was the rock that Christ built His church on, but the word Peter means a piece of a rock, like a small stone ( Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries # 4074 in the Greek), and the word rock in this verse means a mass of rock like a big boulder (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries # 4073 in the Greek) .

The Bible says Christ built His church upon Himself.

The Bible says that Christ is the chief cornerstone of the church, not Peter.

Ephesians 2:20 “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;”

1 Corinthians 3:11 “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

In addition, Peter was married.

Matthew 8:14 “And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.”

Mark 1:30 “But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.”

The Catholic church says a human priest can forgive sins.

The teaching that a human priest can forgive sins comes from Baal worship, not the Bible.(Hislop, Alexander. 1862. The Two Babylons. 3rd ed. Ontario: Chick Publications. P. 7.)

The Catholic church twists the meaning of the Scripture passage John 20:21-23 “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.”

However, Jesus did not give the Apostles power to forgive anyone’s sins in order to keep them out of Hell and give them salvation.

Nowhere in the Bible did any of the Apostles forgive anyone’s sins at any time. Even Peter told Simon the sorcerer to repent and pray to God for forgiveness of his sin. Then when Simon the sorcerer asked Peter to pray for him, Peter gave no answer.

Acts 8:9-25 “But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.”

The belief that religious leaders can forgive sins comes from paganism and traces all the way back to the beginning of Baal worship with Nimrod and Semiriamis  in Babylon.

Simon was a sorcerer, and he showed here that he believed that Peter could pray for him in order for God to forgive him his sins. This is why Peter gave no answer, and apparently just walked away. Because Peter knew that the man had to repent and pray and ask God for forgiveness himself. If Peter had had the power to forgive Simon’s sins, or could have prayed for him for his sins to be forgiven, then Peter would have done one of those things. The Scriptures show that Peter was not even sure that Simon could be forgiven for the grievous sin that he committed. This passage proves more than any other that Peter was never a Pope!

The Bible says Jesus is the only mediator between God and men, not Peter or anyone else.

1 Timothy 2:5” For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

Furthermore, the Apostle Paul told the Philippian jailer to believe on Jesus in order to be saved. If the Apostle Paul could have forgiven the man’s sins, he would have forgiven them.

Acts 16:27-32 “And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.”

John Calvin taught that Jesus was just giving the Apostles power to preach the Gospel in John 20:21-23. I disagree with him, because I do not see that in that passage. This passage says nothing about preaching, and it actually says that the Apostles had power to retain and remit sins. As I have just explained above it was not to forgive them so they could escape any kind of eternal punishment. So exactly what was Jesus talking about here?

In John 20:21-23 Jesus was speaking of the Apostles and all believers being able to call down or withhold God’s physical judgment in this life against those who would persecute them.

When Stephen was killed, he prayed that God would not hold the sin against his murders.

Acts 7:59-60 “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”

Stephan’s dying prayer could have led to the Apostle Paul getting saved, since he was a young man at the time, watched the coats for the men who stoned Stephen, and was consenting to his death. (Acts 7:58-8:1)

Therefore, a prayer for God’s mercy on your persecutors in this life can lead to them repenting and getting saved, but our prayers cannot save them, they themselves must repent and ask God for forgiveness in order to be saved from eternal punishment.

A more modern example of this is William Tyndale.

He was burned at the stake by King Henry the VIII for translating the Bible into English and making it available to the common people in their common language.

When William Tyndale died, he cried out, “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes!” Not long after, God did open King Henry the VIII’s eyes and he allowed the Bible, the very one that Tyndale translated, to be given to the common people. This eventually led to the founding of America, and to the Philadelphian Church Age, wherein were great revivals and awakenings, and millions were saved.

Unfortunately, though King Henry the VIII himself probably died lost and went to hell. I see no evidence in history that he ever truly repented of his sins and trusted in Christ.

So again, no one can forgive another person’s sins, or have another person’s sins forgiven them by praying for them, because each person must repent of their sins, believe in Jesus, and ask God to forgive them themselves. However, our prayers can cause the Holy Spirit to work harder to lead either them, and/or millions of others to salvation later.

In addition, the Apostle Paul struck a man blind for hindering the Gospel, and also prayed that the Lord would judge Alexander the coppersmith.

Acts 13:8-12 “But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him. And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.”

Notice the result of the judgement was that someone got saved. The salvation of souls should be our intent whenever we use the power that God has given us to either withhold His physical judgment or call it down on someone.

2 Timothy 4:14-15 “Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.”

Scripture does not tell us the result of this prayer of judgment, but again, this was another man who was hindering the salvation of others. Paul’s intention was that God would judge Alexander, so more people could be saved.

The Bible says only God can forgive sins.

Luke 5:19 “And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.”

Jesus is God, so He has power to forgive sins, he healed the man to prove that!

The Catholic church says that you must work to get your sins forgiven.

 They say you must do whatever penance a priest tells you to do in order to have your sins forgiven. This could be paying money, saying a bunch of prayers, walking around on your knees, or many other “works.”

 This teaching of obedience to a human priest to work for one’s salvation started in Babylon with Baal worship. (Hislop, Alexander. 1862. The Two Babylons. 3rd ed. Ontario: Chick Publications. P. 7.)

Repentance is not the same thing as penance. Repentance is a change of your heart from wanting to sin to wanting to obey God. This is an immediate change of your heart (meaning desire and will). It means that you yield (submit) your will to God’s will.

That is repentance of sins, and it is required for you to receive forgiveness of your sins.

Luke 13:5 “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

Ezekiel 18:23 “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

Ezekiel 18:23 agrees with 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

In addition, Matthew 9:13 says “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Also, look at Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

 The word “believe” in Romans 10:9 in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance roots backwards twice to a word, which means “obey” (the word believe is Strong’s # 4100 in the Greek, which comes from # 4102, which comes from # 3982, which means obey and also yield). This shows that true faith is rooted in obedience.

Therefore, in order to fulfill the requirements of salvation in Romans 10:9 you must be fully persuaded in your mind of who Jesus Christ is and what He has done, and your heart must change from wanting to sin to wanting to obey God. As I said above, this is an immediate change of your heart (meaning desire and will). It means that you yield (submit) your will to God’s will.

Your actions may not change immediately, but you are going to be so convicted over your sin, when you mess up, that you are going to cry out to God to help you to change.

This is repentance, and it has nothing to do with penance.

The Bible says we are forgiven of our sins by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and that salvation is a free gift.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For 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.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 1:17 “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

The Catholic church says to pray to Saints and Mary.

They say that you will be more likely to get your prayers answered if you pray to Mary and certain saints, and have them intercede for you. The idea of praying to dead humans is also deeply rooted in paganism.

Plus, the Bible says all saved people are saints, not just certain dead ones.

1 Corinthians 1:2 “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s:”

Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

The Bible says to pray to God alone, and that Jesus is our only mediator.”

Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

None of the Apostles ever prayed to anyone but God, and they never said to pray to anyone but God.

The Bible also says to pray for living saints, it does not say to pray to dead ones.

Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”

We are not to pray for dead saints, because after death is judgment. There is nothing that we can pray or do to make their eternity better for them, and it is too late for them to repent anymore.

Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

The Catholic church says that people go to purgatory to pay for their sins, and that other people must pay money to get them out early.

This is nothing but a money scam. They enslave the souls of people to increase their own wealth.

The Bible says that saved people immediately go to heaven to be with Jesus, and lost people immediately go to hell.

Luke 16:22-26 “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.”

2 Corinthians 5: 6-8 “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

And as I said before, once someone dies nothing can be done to make their eternity better for them. It is too late for them to repent anymore, because after death is judgment.

The Catholic church says to bow down to idols.

The Catholic church says to bow down to idols that they say are Mary, Jesus, and saints. This is blatantly pagan. We do not know what Mary and Jesus even looked like. Those are actually idols of Semiramis, Baal, and Tamuz. The Catholic church just changed their names. (Hislop, Alexander. 1862. The Two Babylons. 3rd ed. Ontario: Chick Publications.)

The Bible says not to bow down to idols.

Exodus 20:4-5 “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, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”

The Catholic church says that the Pope is infallible.

The teaching that the Pope is infallible in his teachings and morals became part of Catholic dogma in Vatican 1 Council. The idea that religious leaders are infallible in their teachings started with Baal worship in Babylon. (Hislop, Alexander. 1862. The Two Babylons. 3rd ed. Ontario: Chick Publications. P. 7.)

The Bible says all humans are sinners.

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

In addition, none of the Apostles ever claimed any infallibility. The Bible praises the Bereans for making sure that the teachings of the Apostles agreed with what the Old Testament Prophets said would come to pass. The Bible must be our final authority for all doctrine and life!

Acts 17:10-11 “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

The Bible says that religious leaders who sin are to be rebuked openly.

1 Timothy 5;19-20 “Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.”

The Bible does not exclude any elders from this open rebuke for sin. Peter himself was openly rebuked by Paul.

Galatians 2:11-14“But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?”

The Catholic church says Mary is Co-Redeemer with Christ.

They say that Mary has to intercede for people in order for Christ to forgive them of their sins.

This is nothing more than a “Christian face” put on the pagan teachings of Baal worship. In Babylon, Semiramis commanded people to worship her son Tamuz as a god, and she herself claimed to be a goddess and the mediator between the people and her son. (Hislop, Alexander. 1862. The Two Babylons. 3rd ed. Ontario: Chick Publications. P. 5.)

The Bible says that Jesus is our only Savior and mediator.

Acts 4:10-12 “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.

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

The Catholic church forbids certain people like priests and nuns to marry.

This pagan religious discipline can be traced all the way back to Semiramis and Nimrod the founders of Baal worship in Babylon. (Hislop, Alexander. 1862. The Two Babylons. 3rd ed. Ontario: Chick Publications. 219-220.)

 The Catholic church first officially enforced this rule at the Second Lateran Council held in 1139.

The Bible teaches that the church is not to forbid to marry.

1 Timothy 4:1-3 “ 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; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

The Catholic church changed the Lord’s Supper into the Mass and says that it actually turns into the body and blood of Jesus.

The Catholic church first made the sacrament of the Mass a doctrine in 394 AD. Below is what was said about it at the Council of Trent in 1563 and then it was Ratified at the Vatican II Council in 1963:

“If any one shall deny that the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore entire Christ, are truly, really and substantially contained in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist; and say that He is only in it as a sign, or in a figure-let him be accursed! (Damned)” This doctrine is still in effect in the Catholic Church today.

This practice of “turning a god into a piece of bread” comes from Baal worship and ancient Egyptian paganism! Not the Bible! (Hislop, Alexander. 1862. The Two Babylons. 3rd ed. Ontario: Chick Publications. 156-164.)

The Bible says the Lord’s supper is only a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice for us on the cross.

Luke 22:19 “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.”

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.”

As you can see, the core doctrines of the Roman Catholic church are in direct contradiction of the Bible! Therefore, the doctrines of the Roman Catholic church are heresies, and the Roman Catholic church is a heretic cult! Not a true Church of Jesus Christ!

The Roman Catholic church has been admonished for these heresies over and over again by men like, Peter Waldo, John Huss, John Wycliff, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and many millions more, but instead of repenting, they persecuted and killed many of them.

The Roman Catholic church is a heretic cult that has been admonished, but has refused to repent! Therefore, you must reject her and obey God’s calling to you:

Come Out of her my people!

For, if you refuse to denounce Rome and come out of her, God will punish you with her in the Great Tribulation!

Revelation 18:1-4 “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

Revelation 2:20 “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”

The eating of “things sacrificed unto idols” mentioned here is specifically speaking of the Mass.

The Roman Catholic Church is the Cult of Babylon, its teachings agree with the paganism of Babylon not with the Bible.

In addition, the Bible specifically speaks of the Roman Catholic Church and describes it as a “Great Whore” in Revelation 17.

Revelation 17:

1 “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

The Bible says this woman sits on seven mountains.

Revelation 17:9 “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” The word mountains in this verse can mean hills (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance with Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries # 3735 in the Greek).

Rome is built on seven hills.

These seven hills are called Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal. The Servian Wall was built around them as a defense in the 300s B.C. Then these seven hills became the seven hills of Rome. Therefore, Rome is called “the city on 7 hills.”

Now it is true that Vatican Hill is not one of the 7 hills of Rome. However, in 313 AD, Constantine gave the Lateran Palace on Caelian Hill to the Bishop of Rome. Caelian Hill, which is one of the seven hills of Rome, then became and still remains, the ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope.

Furthermore, in 324 AD, the first basilica was built on Caelian Hill, now called “St. John Lateran.” In it is a throne called the cathedra, which is a seat, a chair with arms for the pope. Therefore, the Pope himself does sit on one of the seven Hills of Rome.

The Bible says this woman is clothed in purple, scarlet, and gold.

Revelation 17:4a “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls…”

The Pope and other officials of the Catholic church wear purple, scarlet, and gold.

On February 15th, 44 BC, Julius Caesar wore a luxurious purple and gold robe to the feast of Pan, called Lupercalia.

After this, all Caesars started wearing that costly purple, and scarlet and gold as a symbol of royalty.

This continued right down into Roman Catholic clergy, becoming commonplace in 500 AD.

The Bible says this woman declares herself to be “Mother.”

Revelation 17:5 “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

The Catholic church declares herself to be the “Mother” church.

In 251 AD, Cyprian of Carthage declared in De Unitate Ecclesiae (“The Unity of the Church”), “He cannot have God for his Father who has not the Church for his mother.”

After this, the Roman Catholic church started calling itself “Mother Church.”

In addition, in 431 AD at the Council of Ephesus, where they once cried for two hours,

“Great is Diana of the Ephesians,” Acts 19:34, they now exalted Mary as the theotokos the bearer of God, the mother of God.

And often, becoming Roman Catholic is said to be “coming home to mother church” or “coming home to Mary.”

In Revelation 18:7 the whore of Babylon says, “I sit a queen.” Is it any coincidence that the Catholic Mary is also called “The Queen of Heaven”? Her Seat is on One of the Seven Mountains.

Revelation 17:9 “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”

The Bible says this Woman is “Drunk with the blood of the saints.”

Revelation 17:6a “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…”

The Roman Catholic Church has killed millions of Christians.

In 1184 AD the Synod of Verona says you can burn heretics at the stake, and in 1215 AD starting at the 4th Lateran Council the Inquisition was formed.

After that, does anyone really want to dispute the millions of victims, tortured and killed in the name of the pope, the Mary goddess, and the Eucharist wafer?

Even if the killings weren’t done at Rome, Roman Catholicism was responsible.

Truly, she was power-mad, “drunk with the blood of the saints.”

Revelation 18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”

To this very day the Jesuits still take an oath to kill all heritics. (Meaning those wh do not agree with them.)

Here is the Jesuit oath that the Jesuits still bind themselves to today:

“ I   now   in   the   presence   of   the   Almighty   God,   the   blessed   virgin  Mary,   the   blessed   Michael   the   Archangel,   the   blessed   St.   John  the   Baptist   .   .   •   and   my   ghostly   father,  the   superior   general  of   the   Society   of   Jesus,   founded   by   St.   Ignatius   Loyola,  do   by   the   womb   of   the   Virgin   •   .   .   swear   that   His   Holiness   the   Pope  is   Christ’s   vice-regent,   and   is   the   true   and   only   Head   of   the  Catholic   or   Universal   Church   …   I   do   now   renounce   and   dis   own   any   allegiance   is   due   to   any   heretical   King,   Prince,   or  State,   named   Protestant   or   Liberal,   or   obedience   to   any   of   their  laws   or   magistrates,   or   officers.   I   do   further   declare   the   doctrine   of   the   Church   of   England,   and   Scotland,   and   of   Calvanists,  Huguenots,   and   others   of   the   name   of   Protestant   or   Liberal,   to  be   damnable,   and   themselves   to   be   damned,   who   will   not   forsake  the   same-   I do   further   promise   and   declare   that,   notwithstanding   I am   dispensed   with,   to   assume   my   religion   heretical   for   the  propagation   of   Mother   Church’s   interest,   to   keep   secret   and  private   all   her   agents,   counsels,   from  time   to   time,   as   they   interest   me,   and   not   divulge   directly   or   indirectly   by   word,   writing, or   circumstances   whatever.   I   do   furthermore   promise   and  declare   that   I   will,   when   opportunity   presents,   make   and   wage  relentless   war   secretly   or   openly,   against   all   heretics,   Protestants,  and   Liberals,   as   I   am   directed   to;   extirpate   them   from   the   face  of   the   earth;   and   that   I   will   spare   neither   age,   sex,   or   condition,  and   that   I   will   hang,   burn,   waste,   boil,   flay,   strangle   and   bury  alive   those   infamous   heretics;   rip   up   the   stomachs   and   wombs  of   the   women,   and   crush   their   infants’   heads   against   the   walls  in   order   to   annihilate   their   inexorable   race.   That   when   the  same   cannot   be   done   openly,   I   will   secretly   use   the   poisonous  cup,   the   strangulating   cords,   the   steels   of   the   poinard,   or   the  leaden   bullets,   regardless   of   the   honour,   rank,   dignity,   or  authority   of   the   persons,   whatever   may   be   their   condition   in   life,  either   public   or   private,   as   I   at   any   time   may   be   directed   to   by  any   agent   of   the   Pope,   or   the   superior   of   the   Holy   Father   of  the   Society   of   Jesus.   In   confirmation   of   which   I   hereby   dedicate  my   life,   my   soul,   and   my   corporeal   powers;   and   with   this   dagger,  which   I   now   receive,   I   will   subscribe   my   name   written   in   my  blood   in   testimony   thereof;   and   should   I   prove   false,   or   weaken  in   my   determination   may   my   brethren   and   fellow-soldiers   of   the  militia   of   the   Pope,   cut   off   my   hands   and   my   feet,   and   my   throat  from   ear   to   ear,   rip   my   belly   open,   and   sulphur   burn   therein, and   all   the   punishments   that   can   be   inflicted   on   me   on   earth, and   my   soul   be   tortured   by   demons   in   an   eternal   hell   for   ever.  In   testimony   thereof   I   take   this   most   holy   and   blessed   sacrament  of   the   Eucharist,   and   witness   the   same   further   with   my   name written   with   the   point   of   this   dagger,   dipped   in   my   own   blood,  and   sealed   in   the   face   of   the   holy   covenant . (From the National Library of Australia https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2478231803/view?partId=nla.obj-2478232434 )

The current Pope is a Jesuit.

As you can see the Jesuits are a very militant group just like Jihad, and they should be banned from America as terrorists just like Jihad was. For more information about the Jesuits, please read the book “The Secret History of the Jesuits” by Francois-Edmond Paris.

The Roman Catholic church is truly drunk with the blood of the saints.

The Bilbe says this woman is a city that reigns over the kings of the earth.

Revelation 17:18 “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

The Catholic church claims authority over all world leaders.

In Unam Sanctam, 1302, Pope Boniface VIII created the ex cathedra doctrine. He declared “…in this Church and in its power are two swords; namely, the spiritual and the temporal…. Both, therefore, are in the power of the Church…” “Temporal” meaning human government.

Then he said the church was the highest power of all, and: “…if the highest power of all err, it can be judged only by God, and not by man…”

What he’s saying is that the Pope has authority over all the governments of the world, and is accountable to God only.

On February 11, 1929, the signing of the Lateran Accords, made Vatican City a sovereign city-state.

Making it both a city and a country, with its ruler, the Bishop of Rome, the Pope.

And since it is both a religious body and has a single ruler, it is called an “sacerdotal-monarchical” city.

Since 1929, most countries of the world have come to the Vatican to have a “private audience” with the pope.

And Rome, has sent her own ambassadors to most of the nations of the world.

Can anyone deny the massive influence of Rome in world politics?

Think about this.

If the government does not please the Pope, the Pope can tell all of his followers not to obey that government. And a government does not work without the people.

Therefore, world leaders listen to the Pope.

And that is to say nothing about the centuries of the not so “Holy Roman Empire,” and all the kings who either gained power or lost it, because of the Pope’s word.

And now, since 1929, Rome is both a city and a country.

The Bible says that kings have committed fornication with this woman.

Revelation 18:3 “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her,”

World leaders respect, meet with, and listen to the Pope in order to keep their positions.

As I said above, if a government does not do what the Pope says too, then the Pope can order all Catholics not to support that government, and that government then suffers from Rome’s wrath.

This happened in both World Wars. (Read the Book the secret History of the Jesuits by Francois-Edmond Paris).

So, world leaders seek to appease the Pope. The Bible calls this fornication, because Rome is a false religion, and it’s so called “political power” is illegitimate. 

Furthermore, many nations throughout history have made nice with the Roman Catholic church, and then allowed her to pour out her wrath on the Christians in their Nations who obey the Bible instead of the Pope (The Inquisition).

After all, the only people going against the Roman Catholic church are those who obey the Bible instead of the Pope.

Pope Francis I has said that the only people who are causing the troubles of the world are fundamentalists, meaning Bible-believers.

The Bible says this woman has Incredible wealth and trades with the nations.

 Revelation 18:3 “…the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”

The Catholic church is very wealthy and sells her religious items all over the world.

All of the Catholic church’s religious items such as Crucifixes, idols, prayer beads vestments etc,. are made out of the meterials that the Bible says Babylon gets rich off of: ivory, precious woods, stones, gold and silver.

That’s what Rome sells… … and also,”the souls of men,”

Revelation 18:13 “And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.”

As I said earlier Rome makes most of its wealth off the backs of poor people, by lying to them and telling them they have to pay money to get their loved ones out of Purgatory (which does not even exist), or to keep themselves out of Purgatory. This is a very cruel and oppressive scam! I mean, think about these people. Their souls are very valuable, to God. The precious Roman Catholics need the True Word of God , which offers peace and freedom, not fear and slavery.

I have just shown you many things in Revelation 17 and 18, that are clearly true about the Roman Catholic church. I put them in both chronological and historical order. You can research each one of them yourself.

Is there anybody else who fulfills all of these things?

God knew the Roman Catholic church would do all of this, and so He warned us in Revelation chapters 17 and 18 before it came to pass.

He revealed to us in His Word what we should look for so that we would not be deceived and enslaved by a false religion.

By the way, what is the one Bible that the Roman Catholic church hates above all others? The King James Bible. Quite an endorsement, isn’t it?

As you can see, the Roman Catholic church is not the true church, it has never been the true church, it has always been a counterfeit. Its teachings are not based upon the Bible, but upon ancient pagan rituals. It is not a religion that offers freedom and peace as the true Gospel of Jesus Christ found in the Bible. It is a cult that enslaves its people and controls them through fear!

Now it is time to take heed to the voice of God calling to you:

Come Out of Her My People!

You’re Religious But Will You Go To Heaven?

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Not All Religious People Will Go to Heaven.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

This passage of Scripture shows that someone could even cast out devils and do miracles in Jesus’ Name, and still not go to heaven.

In order to go to heaven we must do the Father’s will.

What is the Father’s will?

John 6:40 “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

John 3:16″ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

It is the Father’s will that we believe in Jesus, if we do not believe in Jesus, we do not go to heaven. No matter how religious we are. Hell is full of religious people.

How do we believe in Jesus?

The Bible says in Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

To believe in Jesus does not mean to only be fully persuaded in your mind of who Jesus is and what He did.

The word “believe” in Romans 10:9 in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance roots backwards twice to a word, which means “obey” (the word believe is Strong’s # 4100 in the Greek, which comes from # 4102, which comes from # 3982, which means obey and also yield).

This shows that true faith is rooted in obedience.

In order to fulfill the requirements of salvation in Romans 10:9 you must:

 Be fully persuaded in your mind of who Jesus Christ is (God in the flesh John 1:1-3, John 1:14, John 3:16, and 1 John 5:7; Born of a virgin Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:30-35) and what He has done (died on a cross 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 and arose from the dead in a flesh and bone body Luke 24:39), and your heart must change from wanting to sin to wanting to obey God. This is an immediate change of your heart (meaning desire and will).

It means that you yield (submit) your will to God’s will.

That is repentance of sins, and it is required for you to receive forgiveness of your sins, and go to heaven.

Luke 13:5 “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

God does not want you to go to Hell! He wants you to get saved!

Ezekiel 18:23 “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

Ezekiel 18:23 agrees with 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

In addition, Matthew 9:13 says “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Your actions may not change immediately after you get saved, but you are going to be so convicted over your sin, when you mess up, that you are going to cry out to God to help you to change.

This is the only way you can go to heaven.

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

If you have never believed in Jesus and repented of your sins, please do it now. Here is a prayer that you can pray word for word or use as a guide to tell God that you believe the gospel, repent of your sins and ask Him to forgive you of your sins.

The prayer does not save you.

The decision to believe in Jesus and repent of your sins is what saves you.

The prayer just helps you tell God that you have made these decisions.

Here is the prayer:

“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and bodily arose from the dead 3 days later to pay for my sins. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me of my sins and help me to obey you and live for you for now on. Please take me to heaven when my life on this earth is over. Thank you for saving me. In Christ Jesus name, Amen.”

Get saved now. Don’t wait! Many people are dying right now, even some young and healthy people are dying from the Corona virus. You never know when you will die. God does not promise you another minute.

The Bible says after death you are judged!

Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

In addition, you will always remember this time when you could have been saved by simply believing in Jesus and repenting of your sins, but refused too, and that will torment you worse than the flames!

Don’t make that fatal mistake! Get saved now, so you will go to heaven!

God’s Prescription for America and the World

God's prescription

God has a prescription of healing and restoration for America, and the rest of the world. God does not want to destroy people, He wants to save people. God has a beautiful plan for everyone, if they would just turn to Him in faith and obedience.

God’s Prescription

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

A lot of people are talking about praying, but God does not just require us to pray. He also requires us to humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and seek Him. Only then will He hear our prayers and heal our land!

God’s will

It is God’s perfect will that our Country continues and is prosperous until Christ’s return. However, God cannot tolerate sin, and if America refuses to turn back to Him then we are at risk of losing everything.

We are under God’s judgment.

Right now, a deadly virus is sweeping throughout our nation and the world. There are also severe storms sweeping through America right now.

God is angry, folks! Because His people refuse to obey Him, and the lost people hate Him and mock His Name!

We are living on the brink of destruction, and it is only by God’s mercy that we have not already been consumed!

Things will only get worse until people repent and turn to obeying Him.

We can stop God’s judgment.

God’s judgment can end, and revival can break out all over the world, if God’s people would repent, obey Him, and pray for revival and healing.

What you need to do if you are a Christian, but not completely right with God.

If you are a backslidden Christian, you need to repent now and start praying that God has mercy and sends revival and heals America and the rest of the world. God will make your problems keep getting worse until you turn back to Him!

What you need to do if you have never trusted in Jesus Christ as your Savior.

If you have never trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you need to do it now so that you do not go to Hell. Many people are dying right now, even some young and healthy people are dying from the Corona virus. You never know when you will die. God does not promise you another minute.

Please go to the page How to get to Heaven to learn how you can trust in Jesus now. It is not just saying a prayer. It requires a lot more that just that.

What you need to do if you are a Christian and are right with God.

Lastly, if you are a Christian and are right with God, pray for revival, warn people of God’s judgment, and tell them how to get saved or get right with God. Be sure to trust God to meet your needs, and try your best to not complain, but praise God and thank Him for everything that you have. Ask Him to give you wisdom on how to live during these times, and then do what He says.

Biblical Answers to 5 Common Questions about Mary

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1. Was Mary Divine?

Luke 1:46-47 “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Mary is recorded in Scripture as calling God her Savior. Only sinners need to be saved. Jesus is God (see John 1:1-3 and John 1:14) and came to save sinners, including Mary.

Mary was not Divine, nor is she co-redeemer with Christ. She was completely human, she was a sinner, and had to be saved, just like us.

2. Does Mary Help People Pray?

Mary does not help people pray. That is the Holy Spirit’s job. Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

3. Are We to Pray to Mary?

We are not to pray to Mary either. We are only to pray to God.

Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

4. What Did Mary Command People to do?

The only command in Scripture that Mary gives is to do what Jesus said.

John 2:5 “His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.”

5. Did Mary Remain a Virgin after the Birth of Jesus?

Matthew 1:25 “And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”

This verse shows that Mary did not remain a virgin after the birth of Christ.

In addition, the Bible shows that Mary and Joseph had other children after Jesus was born.

Mark 6:3a “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?”

If you have never trusted in Jesus Christ alone to save you, please go to the page “How to Get to Heaven” now to learn how.

Hell is Not a Party!

Hell is Not a Party! Hell is Torment!

Hell is not a party, Hell is torment!

Revelation 14:11a “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night,”

Jesus said there is fire in Hell.

Mark 9:43-44 “ And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” These verses mean to get rid of whatever is stopping you from getting saved, so you do not go to Hell, even if it is a physical body part.”

If you go to Hell, you will never get out, you will be tormented there forever!

The phrase “their worm dieth not” in the passage of Scripture given above is simply saying that people will not die in Hell, but that they will be tormented in fire forever.

Man is referred to as a “worm” in Job 25:6 “How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?”

Jesus said that people will die in their sins and go to Hell if they do not believe in Him.

Matthew 23:33 “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” If you read the few verses before this one you will see he was speaking to the religious leaders who did not believe in Him.

John 8:24 “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.” If you go to this passage in the Bible and look at verse 13 you will see that he was talking to the religious leaders who did not believe in Him, just like He was in Matthew 23.

So, yes, Jesus said that people will die in their sins and go to Hell if they do not believe in Him.

Now look at these verses:

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Revelation 20:14-15 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire,”

Jesus said that if people did not believe in Him then they would die in their sins and go to Hell, the wages of sin is death, that death is the Lake of fire that hell is cast into. Therefore, if you do not believe in Jesus, you will die in your sins, and go to hell and then the lake of fire.

You will be tormented in Hell and then in the lake of fire (remember Hell is thrown into the lake of fire) for all eternity, you will never get out.

Revelation 14:11a “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night,”

You will not even have the comfort of a single drop of water to cool your tongue in Hell!

Luke 16:19-31 “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

This is not a parable. This is a true account. Jesus used Lazarus’s name. Jesus never named anyone in parables. That rich man really went to Hell, and he is still being tormented in that flame today, and he has never received any comfort from his torments, not even a single drop of water!

Now, Jesus has risen from the dead. Will you listen to Him and be saved from Hell?

What is worth going to Hell for?

Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

Whatever you are thinking of exchanging your soul for, you will realize was not worth it! Once you are burning in the flames of Hell!

You are not promised another minuet of life! You could die and fall into Hell at any moment!

God gives life; therefore He can take it whenever He wants too! God does not answer to us, we answer to Him! He is God! We are like worms!

Once you die that is it! Nowhere does the Bible promise another chance to get saved after death!

No!

The Bible says after death you are judged!

Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

And as shown earlier, if you die in your sins by not believing in Jesus then you go to Hell, and Hell is not a party!

What does it mean to believe in Jesus?

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

To believe in Jesus does not mean to only be fully persuaded in your mind of who Jesus is and what He did.

The word “believe” in Romans 10:9 in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance roots backwards twice to a word, which means “obey” (the word believe is Strong’s # 4100 in the Greek, which comes from # 4102, which comes from # 3982, which means obey and also yield).

This shows that true faith is rooted in obedience.

Therefore, in order to fulfill the requirements of salvation in Romans 10:9 you must be fully persuaded in your mind of who Jesus Christ is (God in the flesh John 1:1-3, John 1:14, John 3:16, and 1 John 5:7; Born of a virgin Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:30-35) and what He has done (died on a cross 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 and arose from the dead in a flesh and bone body Luke 24:39), and your heart must change from wanting to sin to wanting to obey God. This is an immediate change of your heart (meaning desire and will).

It means that you yield (submit) your will to God’s will.

That is repentance of sins, and it is required for you to receive forgiveness of your sins.

Luke 13:5 “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

God does not want you to go to Hell! He wants you to get saved!

Ezekiel 18:23 “Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

Ezekiel 18:23 agrees with 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

In addition, Matthew 9:13 says “But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Your actions may not change immediately after you get saved, but you are going to be so convicted over your sin, when you mess up, that you are going to cry out to God to help you to change.

This is the only way you can go to heaven.

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

If you have never believed in Jesus and repented of your sins, please do it now. Here is a prayer that you can pray word for word or use as a guide to tell God that you believe the gospel, repent of your sins and ask Him to forgive you of your sins.

The prayer does not save you.

The decision to believe in Jesus and repent of your sins is what saves you.

The prayer just helps you tell God that you have made these decisions.

Here is the prayer:

“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and bodily arose from the dead 3 days later to pay for my sins. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me of my sins and help me to obey you and live for you for now on. Please take me to heaven when my life on this earth is over. Thank you for saving me. In Christ Jesus name, Amen.”

As I wrote above, you could die at any moment, and whatever you are thinking of exchanging your soul for, you will realize was not worth it! Once you are burning in the flames of Hell!

In addition, you will always remember this time when you could have been saved by simply believing in Jesus and repenting of your sins, but refused too, and that will torment you worse than the flames!

Don’t make that fatal mistake! Get saved now!

Hell is not a party! It is torment!

Faith is the Evidence

Faith

The Bible says that Faith is the evidence for there being a God.

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Natural processes cannot explain the existence of faith, only God can.

Just think about it for a moment. If life originated from any kind of natural process, and not from a Supernatural act by a Supernatural Being (God), then how do you explain the existence of faith?

Why do most humans feel the need to believe in something supernatural, if everything is just natural?

What about transformed lives?

Furthermore, if there is no God, if the Bible is not true, if Jesus is not real, then why are so many people’s lives dramatically transformed, when they just simply believe in Jesus and start obeying the Bible?

How do you explain all the testimonies of people whose lives were a mess until they believed in Jesus and started obeying the Bible? They were drug addicts, drunkards, prostitutes, criminals, etc. Some of them tried everything (like counseling, discipline, even other religions) to turn over a new leaf and get their lives straitened out. Some of them had their family and the law try to straighten them out, but nothing worked!

Until they committed their lives to Jesus Christ, and started obeying His Word, then suddenly they never drank, did drugs, committed crimes, or prostituted ever again.

You can find a lot of testimonies like these by going to churches and talking to Christians, and there are a lot of them on Youtube as well.

Jesus Christ is the only explanation for these transformed lives!

These transformations are not caused by any natural process, but by a Supernatural act by a Supernatural Being (Jesus Christ).

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

If you have never had any of your own experiences with God, you can know that He is real based upon the testimonies of other people’s experiences. The truth is, you may not have your own experience with God until you do believe in Jesus.

The Bible says that faith is the evidence for the existence of God, the truth of the Bible, the reality of Jesus being God, and all other things supernatural.


Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the… evidence of things not seen.”

So science and history can be debated all day long, but the fact is there is a God that created everything! And the existence of faith itself, is the evidence that proves that fact! And since there is a God, you are accountable to Him!

What does God require of you?

To repent of your sins and believe in Jesus.

The Bible says:

Acts 17:30 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Jesus is both God and the Son of God.

John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

John 10:30 “I and my Father are one.”

1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

If you do not believe in Jesus, and repent of your sins before you die then you will be tormented in flames of fire for all eternity.

Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (This death is not physical, but spiritual. It means that you will be separated from God and tormented in the Lake of fire for all eternity.)

Revelation 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Revelation 20:14-15 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Revelation 14:11a “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night” (You will never burn up and stop existing in Hell, you will be tormented in flames forever.)

Mark 9:43 “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:”

Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

How to Be Saved:

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

You must believe that Jesus arose from the dead in a flesh and bone body, not just in Spirit form.

Luke 24:36-40 “And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.”

To believe in Jesus does not mean to only be fully persuaded in your mind of who Jesus is and what He did.

The word “believe” in Romans 10:9 in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance roots backwards twice to a word, which means “obey” (the word believe is Strong’s # 4100 in the Greek, which comes from # 4102, which comes from # 3982, which means obey and also yield).

This shows that true faith is rooted in obedience.

Therefore, in order to fulfill the requirements of salvation in Romans 10:9 you must be fully persuaded in your mind of who Jesus Christ is and what He has done, and your heart must change from wanting to sin to wanting to obey God. This is an immediate change of your heart (meaning desire and will).

It means that you yield (submit) your will to God’s will. That is repentance of sins, and it is required for you to receive forgiveness of your sins.

All of your actions may not change immediately after you get saved, but you are going to be so convicted over your sin, when you mess up, that you are going to cry out to God to help you to change.
This is the only way you can go to heaven.

If you have never done this, please do it now. Here is a prayer that you can pray word for word or use as a guide to tell God that you believe the gospel, repent of your sins and ask Him to forgive you of your sins.

The prayer does not save you.

The decision to believe in Jesus and repent of your sins is what saves you.

The prayer just helps you tell God that you have made these decisions.

Here is the prayer you can pray, if you have made the decisions written above:

“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and I believe that Jesus Christ died on a cross and bodily arose from the dead 3 days later to pay for my sins. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me of my sins and help me to obey you and live for you for now on. Please take me to heaven when my life on this earth is over. Thank you for saving me. In Christ Jesus name, Amen.”

The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Jesus arose from the dead in a flesh and bone body not just in Spirit form.

Luke 24:36-39 “And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.”

He also told Thomas to touch Him.

John 20:26-27 “And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.”

John testified that they touched Him.

1 John 1:1 “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;”

You must believe the truth about the resurrection of Jesus Christ in order to be saved.

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

If you have not believed in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, then you are not saved. Salvation is not obtained by a prayer, but by a decision based upon the Truth of the Gospel. Please go to the page “How to get to Heaven” to learn how you can be saved now.

The Holy Spirit (Ghost)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead.

1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

He was involved in creating humans.

Genesis 1:26-27 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

The Holy Spirit  is the Comforter, He reproves the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement.

John 16:7-11 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.”

He helps us pray.

Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

The Catholics teach that Mary helps people pray, but the Bible says that the Holy Spirit helps us pray. Nowhere does the Bible say that Mary helps anyone pray.

He teaches us all truth.

John 16:13″Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

 He baptizes us into Christ’s body.

1 Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

He indwells us, and seals us in Christ at salvation.

Ephesians 1:13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

He gives us gifts and power to lead others to Christ.

Acts 2:1-8 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?”

Acts 2:41-42 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

The gift of tongues:

Tongues are languages.

Acts 2:1-11″And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.”

Speaking in tongues is a sign to unbelievers.

1 Corinthians 14:21-22 “In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.”

The purpose of speaking in tongues, just like all the other gifts, of the Spirit is to lead other people to Christ. Speaking in tongues does not give you the Holy Spirit, does not fill you with the power of the Holy Spirit, nor does it make your prayers more powerful. As said above, we receive the Holy Spirit at Salvation, not by speaking in tongues. We are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit by simply allowing Him to fully control us and produce the fruits of the Spirit in our lives (see Ephesians 5:18 and Galatians 5:22-23).

Not all Christians speak in tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:27-31 “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.”

I do not speak in tongues myself, but I cannot find any biblical reason that says it is wrong to speak in tongues.

There is no need to practice or take classes to learn how to speak in tongues. The Holy Spirit just speaks through you.

Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

It is important to note here that the disciples did not receive the Holy Ghost at this time. They were only filled with His power. They received the Holy Ghost after Jesus arose from the dead and breathed on them.

John 20:22 “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:”

Do not forbid to speak in tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:39 “Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.”

Many people today forbid to speak in tongues because the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:10 that when that which is perfect shall come tongues shall cease. They say that the phrase “That which is perfect” is speaking of the Bible. I believe the Bible is perfect and I can see their argument.

However, other people argue that this passage is talking about Jesus returning. It is true that when Jesus come back there will be no more “tongues”, because tongues are languages and we will all speak the same language. The Bible does not plainly say what this “perfect” is, but it does say not to forbid to speak in tongues.

Therefore, I will not limit God or judge others for speaking in tongues, if they obey the rules laid out in Scripture as below.

Only 1 person at a time is to speak in tongues with a total of 2 or 3 in the whole church service.

1 Corinthians 14:23 “If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?”

1 Corinthians 14:27 “If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.”

There must be an Interpreter.

I Corinthians 14:27-28 “If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.”

1 Corinthians 14:13 “Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.”

It is best to already know what you are going to say and the interpretation of it before you speak.

Married women are not to speak in tongues in the Church.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”

This is only speaking of married women, because the word “women” in this verse specifically means wives in the original Greek (see in the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance with Greek and Hebrew dictionaries #1135 in the Greek.) Also, we can see this from the context, because it says these women have husbands. In addition, if you take this verse in context, it is only saying that a married woman cannot speak in tongues in the Church, not that she cannot speak at all in the Church.

Prophecy is more important than tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:1-5 “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.”

Charity is most important.

1 Corinthians 13:1-7 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

A lot of people put too much emphasis on tongues. Speaking in tongues is not a second working of grace, nor is it baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is simply one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and a sign to unbelievers (particularly unbelieving Jews) that Jesus (The Messiah) has come and died and rose again.

1 Corinthians 14:21-22 “In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.”

Our responsibility towards the Holy Spirit:

Do not blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 12:31 ” Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is calling the Holy Spirit the Devil. This is why I do not say that it is the Devil speaking through people when they speak in tongues as some people I know say this. Nobody knows that for sure, and I am not about to get into trouble with God for blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

 Be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 5: 18-20 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” This means we should allow the Holy Spirit to control us like alcohol controls a person who is drunk with it.

When a person is filled with (controlled by) the Holy Spirit, their life will show the fruits of the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Do not Grieve the Holy Spirit. (Do not do things you are not supposed to do.)

Ephesians 4:30-32 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Do not Quench the Holy Spirit. (Do not refuse to do things that you are supposed to do.)

I Thessalonians 5:19 “Quench not the Spirit.”

I pray this lesson helps you understand the Holy Spirit better. Who He is, what He does, and what we are to do for Him.

Jesus Claimed to be God

Jesus Claimed to be God

Some people, like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, will tell you that Jesus never claimed to be God.

However, there are many verses in the Bible which show that Jesus did claim to be God. Today we are going to study some of these verses.

Jesus Claimed to be God, when He applied God’s Personal Name to Himself.

John 8:58 “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

Exodus 3:13-15 “And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.”

Jesus claimed to be God, when He said that He and God were one. The Jews even tried to stone Him for saying He was God.

John 10:30-33 “I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

It was prophesied in the Old Testament that Jesus would be God in the flesh, the Son of God, and that He and the Father are one.

Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (also see Luke 1:35 and John 5:17-18 KJV)

Jesus claimed to be God, when He forgave sins.

Mark 2:5-12 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.”

The man being healed proved that Jesus was God and could forgive sins.

Jesus proved His claim to be God, when He raised Himself from the dead.

John 2:19-22 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.”

John 10:17-18 “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.”

Jesus claimed to be God, when He appeared to John in Revelation.

Revelation1:13 “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. “

Revelation 1:17-18 “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

Jesus claimed to be God by allowing people to worship Him and call Him God.

John 20:26-29 “And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

Jesus commended Thomas for finally believing that He was God. If Jesus was not God, He would have corrected Thomas on that point.

Many times the Bible shows that Jesus both claimed and proved that He is God.

Therefore, when you witness to someone who does not believe that Jesus claimed to be God, then you can show them these verses and help them get saved.

A person cannot be saved without believing that Jesus is God.

2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

1 John 4:2-3 “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (see also John 1:1-3 and John 1:14 KJV)

A person who is saved, has the Spirit of God and will say that Jesus is God.

If you had not believed that Jesus was God until now, then you are not saved.

Please go to the page “How to get to Heaven” to learn how you can be saved now.