What’s stopping you from accepting Jesus Christ and leaving Catholicism? — excatholic4christ

Amen! John 14:6 Jesus says: “I am the way the truth and the life- no one comes to the Father but by me.”
NO ONE- HE IS IT – Please listen to Jesus ❤️❤️❤️

Catholic friend, come out of Roman Catholicism, repent of your sin and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by faith alone, and then ask the Lord to lead you to an evangelical church in your area that preaches God’s Word without compromise. Is Catholicism a true or false religion? https://carm.org/is-catholicism-a-true-or-false-religion

via What’s stopping you from accepting Jesus Christ and leaving Catholicism? — excatholic4christ

 

❤ SHARED WITH THE LOVE OF GOD’S TRUTH FOR EVERYONE ❤

~ Jackie: Freed from the bondage of Roman Catholicism ~

I wanted to share a comment from the comment section of a post I had shared called Roman Catholicism vs. Biblical Teaching. I share this with the love of God’s truth-how Jackie felt is the path I was starting to take…BUT GOD! I, too, believed I was a Christian while practicing and trying to do everything the religion (not The Good Lord) required of me and said I needed to do.

My prayer is that if anyone reads this that practices this religion that they will see we do have a Way out-His name is Jesus-He has done AND finished everything we need to be saved-GUARANTEED! There is NOTHING you can do to save yourself  ❤  There is nothing your “church” can do for you ❤ There is nothing your “Mary” can do for you ❤ There is nothing your “communion” can do for you ❤

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❤ REST IN JESUS ❤

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( https://bornagain732.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/roman-catholicism-vs-biblical-teaching/?c=3952#comment-3952 )  :

Jackie says:

It’s true…as a former Catholic, I always considered myself a Christian…even when I was living a very sinful life (You don’t know what you don’t know). Catholics believe they are part of the one true church…started by Jesus. They believe if they follow the Catholic Church teachings, that’s the best they can hope for. They will never be good enough so they have to go to mass, receive communion, go to confession, keep the Holy day’s, keep the sabbath (but they changed that to Sunday so they really aren’t keeping anything…just more of their man-made traditions), and follow the 10 Commandments (they don’t even know and haven’t been taught about the other 600+ laws in the Old Testament!) so they can hope for Purgatory…where they will then “pay” for their sins in order to be worthy to go to heaven (someday). The problem is they aren’t aware that to break 1 law is to break them all…no one sin is greater or worse than another. ALL sin deserves God’s wrath and punishment. That is why it had to be the spotless lamb…the Son of God…He’s the only one who can take away the sin of the world. They have been deceived. If I hadn’t walked away from the Catholic Church years ago I probably wouldn’t ever have gotten to the point where I cried out to God and He granted me salvation! If I had kept going through the motions, trying to be good enough, I’d still be there. I got tired of trying and decided: you only live once; I might as well enjoy it. What a sinful twist my life took…but for the grace of God. I was in such darkness before He saved me!

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❤ PLEASE~ PLEASE~ PLEASE SEEK GOD~ NOT A RELIGIOUS SYSTEM ~FOR HIS CONCRETE TRUTH FOR ALL OF US ❤

“The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid scandal” morning

Grand jury: More than 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania protected by Catholic Church

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/14/grand-jury-report-pennsylvania-details-abuse-catholic-priests/980687002/?csp=chromepush

*LUKE 12:2*

For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

How does one keep giving their money-to this “church” that is NOT of God the Creator-The I Am??? Another reason I felt drawn away from this practice! ALL GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD ALMIGHTY!

*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

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers…”

“NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER”

Great post shared from Tom over at excatholicforchrist!

 

Next Thursday, May 3rd, is the annual National Day of Prayer, so I thought it would be appropriate to trot out the archived post below. The National Day of Prayer advances the causes of ecumenism and Civil Religion (see here), NOT the Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. via […]

via National Day of Prayer? — excatholic4christ

To all of those trying to use more than one way to God…

 

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This is the verse The Good Lord used to solidify  why I should and needed to STOP practicing Catholicism and turn to Jesus alone. When I was practicing Catholicism,  I did NOT realize it, but I was frustrating the grace of God! Making Jesus death done in vain! (Galatians 2:21~ I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.) He didn’t die in vain~He died as a way~THE ONLY WAY~ for you and I to be reconciled to God ❤ I encourage you to seek Him and not a man made religion. I encourage you to seek God’s truth for your life and eternity~HE LOVES YOU! HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO DIE FOR YOU~TO TAKE GOD’S WRATH THAT WE DESERVED SO THAT WE DIDN’T HAVE TO…THAT”S LOVE AT THE HIGHEST! There is a PEACE beyond understanding when we KNOW the RIGHT way-The One Way~Jesus!

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**John 14**

14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

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

If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

“Either one believes in Jesus or He does not. “

The Lord Jesus  vs. The New Age Movement (~Shared)
The New Age Movement proclaims that there are “many ways to God” yet Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

The New Age Movement promotes Jesus as being a “great teacher” put here to “show us the way”. No, Jesus is the way– there is no other way but through Him.

The New Age Movement places Jesus on the same level with   Buddha,Mohammed, Confucius but the Bible says that God has given Jesus a name that is above every name.

Phil 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

The New Age Movement seeks power from crystals but Jesus said in Matthew 28:18, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

One CANNOT believe in Jesus and the teachings of the New Age Movement. Pick one or the other. Either Jesus is who He said He is… or He is not. Either Jesus was telling the truth when He said, “I am the way” or He was not.

One cannot take bits and pieces of His life and teaching and throw the rest of His words away. Every word that He said is true so one must conclude that when He spoke of a literal hell, He meant it. In fact, Jesus spoke more of hell than anyone else in the entire bible. Jesus taught the doctrine of hell.

The Lord Jesus said in Luke 12:4  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

When the Lord Jesus said, “I am the way”, He meant what He said. Jesus is not some guru. Jesus claimed to be and IS the SON OF GOD– THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER. The bible calls one who denies the Deity of Christ, “the spirit of antichrist”.

The New Age Movement says that Jesus is God “among many gods”. The bible says that there is but ONE GOD and One Mediator between God and men–the man Christ Jesus.

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

The New Age Movement says that each and every one of us are gods. The oldest deception satan has since the beginning is to convince himself and others that they are gods. The devil told Eve in the Garden of Eden, “ye shall be as gods”. The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 4:10, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

CONCLUSION

One cannot sit on the fence and believe in Jesus along with many other gods. Either one believes in Jesus or he does not. One cannot pick which part of Jesus’ teachings to follow and discard the rest.

No other person in all of human history has made the statements Jesus made. He said to the Jewish leaders of His day: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” Those are powerful words that cannot be ignored. The prophecies pointing to Jesus in the Old Testament and fulfilled by  Him in the New Testament cannot be ignored. The peace that He offers those who put their faith and trust in Him cannot be ignored.

Either one believes in Jesus or He does not. If one believes in Jesus, then how can he or she possibly put their faith in any other god?

John 11:25-26  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

The Lord Jesus said in John 3:16:  For God so loved the world, that he have his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is
condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

JESUS SAID SO! I BELIEVE HIM ❤ ❤ ❤
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Shared from Lighthouse Trails Research~ Moody Bible Institute

“Will Moody “make it”? Time will tell, but the Bible is clear that we cannot serve both God and man. It won’t work.”

Jesus says in 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.”

HE IS THE ONLY WAY! DO NOT LET satan FOOL YOU! ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Moody Bible Institute—Trying to Hold on to a Biblical Heritage While Riding the Wave of the Emerging Church
Several years ago, Rick Warren said something that still haunts us—leaders of the new purpose-driven, emergent “Christianity” will have to wait until resisters either leave or die before the plan can be fully implemented. In other words, they are going to eventually accomplish what they are trying to do—revamp Christianity into a “new” spirituality that will be all-inclusive, ecumenical, mystical, and with a new gospel message. But before that can happen, those who are resisting and opposing this new “Christianity” will have to be out of the way (either through getting old and dying or somehow being coerced into leaving the churches).

From the cover of Warren B. Smith's booklet on Leonard Sweet

In thinking about Moody Bible Institute and the current shake up going on there (e.g., the president and COO recently resigned), Warren’s words have come to the forefront of our minds again. Moody is struggling. According to an article in the Christian Post, Moody has shut down their Washington state campus and an extension site and let go of one third of their faculty. One can only guess what’s going on behind the scenes as Moody leadership and trustees aren’t offering many answers these days.

Moody, once considered a stalwart institution to the Gospel of Jesus Christ (named after the great evangelist D.L. Moody), began caving in to the “new” spirituality several years ago (as documented by LT), allowing contemplative, emergent influences into the school. Maybe they thought if they became culturally relevant, cool, hip, contemplative, and missional,they could continue being successful and on top of the Christian college scene. But, like the puppy with a bone in his mouth and looking at his reflection in the water hoping to have the other bone too, Moody may end up losing everything all together because they wanted both worlds—a reputation of biblical integrity and at the same time acceptance by the new and popular emergent Christianity. Maybe trustees of Moody believed Rick Warren’s co-comrade in all-things-emergent, Leonard Sweet, when Sweet said “Reinvent yourself for the 21st century or die.”

In 1995, Rick Warren and Leonard Sweet did an audio series called The Tides of Change. In the audio, they spoke of “new frontiers,” “a new spirituality,” and “waves of change.” A few years prior to The Tides of Change, Sweet wrote a book called Quantum Spirituality. This book reveals the nature of Sweet’s spiritual affinities as he talks about “christ-consciousness” and a “New Light” movement. Ray Yungen discusses Quantum Spirituality:

In [Quantum Spirituality], Sweet thanks interspiritualists/universalists such as Matthew Fox (author of The Coming of the Cosmic Christ), Episcopalian priest/mystic Morton Kelsey, Willis Harman (author of Global Mind Change) and Ken Wilber (one of the major intellectuals in the New Age movement) for helping him to find what he calls “New Light.” Sweet adds that he trusts “the Spirit that led the author of The Cloud of Unknowing.” . . .  Sweet disseminates line after line of suggestions that the “old teachings” of Christianity must be replaced with new teachings of “the New Light.” And yet these new teachings, he believes, will draw from “ancient teachings” (the Desert Fathers). This “New Light movement,” Sweet says, is a “radical faith commitment that is willing to dance to a new rhythm.”

Throughout the book, Sweet favorably uses terms like Christ consciousness and higher self and in no uncertain terms promotes New Age ideology: “[Quantum Spirituality is] a structure of human becoming, a channeling of Christ energies through mindbody experience.” (from A Time of Departing)

A few years after Rick Warren and Leonard Sweet did The Tides of Change, Warren endorsed the front and back cover of Sweet’s book, Soul Tsunami. Of Sweet’s book, Warren said: “suggests practical ways to communicate God’s unchanging truth to our changing world.” However, the “practical ways” that Sweet shares in the book include a labyrinth and visiting a meditation center. Sweet also says in the book, “It’s time for a Post Modern Reformation,” adding that “The wind of spiritual awakening is blowing across the waters.” He says that times are changing and you’d better, “Reinvent yourself for the 21st century or die” (p. 75).

In 2006, Lighthouse Trails wrote an article titled “Purpose Driven Resisters—Must Leave or Die.” Here’s a portion of it:

The phone calls and emails started coming in about three years ago. Sometimes the caller was in his mid-eighties, sometimes the caller was crying. But all of them had the same kind of story to tell – when their churches decided to get involved with 40 Days of Purpose, everything began changing and when they questioned these changes, they each soon found themselves silenced, ostracized, and eventually without a church to attend. Now today, nearly five years after Purpose Driven Life was released, thousands of believers are scattered throughout the world, having been ridiculed and demoralized for even just the slightest questioning of the Purpose Driven program. In one email we received, the young man was handed a letter from his pastor. The letter had been written by a Saddleback field representative who told the pastor to do what he had to do to get rid of those opposing the new program.

According to Rick Warren, these people are resisters and are standing in the way of Purpose Driven progress. In a June 14th article written by Rick Warren on his website (“What Do You Do When Your Church Hits a Plateau?” ), Warren told pastors and church leaders not to be discouraged about slow change in their churches. He told them it would take time . . . and in many cases it would take these resisters either leaving the church or simply dying. Warren stated:

“If your church has been plateaued for six months, it might take six months to get it going again. If it’s been plateaued a year, it might take a year. If it’s been plateaued for 20 years, you’ve got to set in for the duration! I’m saying some people are going to have to die or leave.

“Moses had to wander around the desert for 40 years while God killed off a million people before he let them go into the Promised Land. That may be brutally blunt, but it’s true. There may be people in your church who love God sincerely, but who will never, ever change.”

For Warren to couple his statement about dying or leaving with a statement about God killing off a million people is ignorant at best, subliminal at least. Coupled with his mention of 40 years in the desert and Warren’s teaching that God always did good things in numbers of 40, Warren’s intention in this statement seems obvious. In addition, the concept of get with the program, change or die is very common in New Age circles, that those who don’t get on board (or ride the wave as Leonard Sweet puts it), will have to die. Listen to the words of renown, New Ager Barbara Marx Hubbard:

“Christ-consciousness and Christ-abilities are the natural inheritance of every human being on Earth. When the word of this hope has reached the nations, the end of this phase of evolution shall come. All will know their choice. All will be required to choose. . . . All who choose not to evolve will die off.” . . .

In The Tides of Change, [Sweet and Warren] make it clear that those who don’t ride this new wave will not make it.

But, what does it really mean to “make it”? Does drifting into apostasy mean that one has made it? In God’s eyes, we are successful when we follow Him and adhere to His Word.

Will Moody “make it”? Time will tell, but the Bible is clear that we cannot serve both God and man. It won’t work. Like the majority of Christian colleges, seminaries, and universities today, Moody has been trying to hold onto their old heritage of biblical solidarity while grabbing hold of the new fast-moving postmodern, progressive “wave.” But while holding on to both, each going in the completely opposite direction, the results tragically may be an entire tearing apart that will be beyond repair. Wouldn’t it be nice (to say the least) if Moody would jump off of that fast-moving wave going toward apostasy and return fully to “the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”?

Lighthouse Trails Mails Materials to Moody Bible Institute Board Members and Trustees
Last week, Lighthouse Trails mailed out a package to 15 board members and trustees of Moody Bible Institute. The package contained a copy of two books: A Time of Departing and Faith Undone along with two booklets: A Serious Look at Richard Foster’s School of Contemplative Prayer and Is Your Church Doing Spiritual Formation? The short cover letter to each person stated:

For many years now, our ministry has been concerned about Moody’s increased incorporating of what is called Spiritual Formation. The reason for our concern about this spiritual belief system is explained in the two books we are sending you, A Time of Departing by Ray Yungen and Faith Undone by Roger Oakland. In light of the current dishevel at Moody, we hope and pray you will read these books as we believe their contents will provide some answers. We are also sending two of our booklets that may be helpful as well.

Please join us in praying that the recipients of these materials will read them and come to understand the deception that is in the church today.

 

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You may think you know what the emerging church and Spiritual Formation are all about, but they are much broader than most people realize. One of the key people in this deception is Rick Warren, and both books give ample documentation on the role that he and many other leaders play as this end-time apostasy unfolds.