Today's Christian thought: Friday October 31st, 2003
What better day than helloween to discuss the cult of Roman Catholicism? Jesus, in Matthew 15 verse 9 says: "But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
Yesterday I went to a funeral, a funeral in a Roman Catholic church. Oh how I wish they were right, how I wish there was even one little bit of Scripture to support their idolatry, *purgatory, and pope worship. As I looked around I saw about a hundred people, over half of which I knew personally, some for my entire life. Just about every one there was a person that most of you would be delighted to have as a next door neighbor, most of you would feel comfortable working with or even socializing with them, but, unless I am absolutely wrong, none will ever see the inside of the gates of heaven. For in John 3, verse 3 Jesus said: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
But, let us go back and look at what the Lord has to say about the doctrines of men.
Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, "Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread."
But He answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Note: the rulers of the Jews had proclaimed that Jews could give money to the synagogue instead of using it to support their parents, could donate to the church in-place of honoring father and mother.
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, THIS PEOPLE DRAWETH NIGH UNTO ME WITH THEIR MOUTH, AND HONOURETH ME WITH THEIR LIPS; BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME. BUT IN VAIN THEY DO WORSHIP ME, TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN (Isaiah 29:13).
And He called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. (Matthew 15:1-11) It is not the food you eat that defiles you, but the words you speak.
Thank God you are a Born Again washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian and not a Roman Catholic, and pray God that He will rise up a Paul for the Roman Catholics, for salvation is only through the Lord and what He did on the cross, not the pope and traditions of men. And there aint no purgatory!
Lord You raised up Jews for Jesus, would you please raise us an organization to evangelize Roman Catholics? Amen.
*Purgatory, a Roman Catholic fabrication of a place between heaven and hell where souls go to pay for their earthly sins before getting into heaven. A place where by giving the RC church enough money, the time can be shortened. A place where if your relatives and friends who are still alive, pray enough money, and buy enough candles and prayers from the RC church, you can get out of early.
Pray for my friend Mac, pray for Rush and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush and Michael have, they, Rush, Michael and their audiences need the Lord.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
The Lord be with and bless you all and may you all keep this very important point in mind. It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
Lord I would also ask You to be with my friend Mac, and for the salvation of Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh. Amen.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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