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 ❤
❤ REST IN JESUS ❤
( https://bornagain732.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/roman-catholicism-vs-biblical-teaching/?c=3952#comment-3952 ) :
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 ❤
This testimony from Crissy is written in two parts. If you practice Catholicism I BEG you to read this testimony and seek God through Jesus Christ alone~ HE LOVES YOU~ HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH THAT HE HAS GIVEN US JESUS SO THAT WE MAY REST IN WHAT THE GOOD LORD HAS SO SIMPLY DONE FOR US~ IT IS FINISHED~ JESUS SAID SO~I BELIEVE HIM~ YOU WILL BE BLESSED AFTER YOU READ THIE FOLLOWING
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3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
…are NOT beyond repair!!!
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I am not sure why her situation breaks my heart so much-there are many going through this same thing and for some reason-the Good Lord knows-I am really drawn to her…
Let’s keep praying that while she is in this facility they take her off all meds and do NOT introduce her to anymore…that while she is in there she CRIES out to the Lord our God for the help she so desperately needs that only HE has the POWER to give through our Saviour-JESUS- ❤ ❤ ❤
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
BEST ADVICE ANY ONE CAN EVER RECEIVE THAT IS STRUGGLING AND DROWNING IN THE THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE~SEEK THE LORD OUR GOD AND HE WILL ANSWER A SINCERE BROKEN HEART ❤ ❤ ❤ HE WILL MAKE YOU WHOLE ❤ ❤ ❤
WITH GOD AND FOR GOD’S GLORY ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE ❤
REMEMBER WHILE YOU ARE THINKING SUICIDE IS THE ONLY ANSWER YOU ARE ALSO HURTING DEEPLY THE INNOCENT LEFT BEHIND…
convinces another person he would be better off dead,
The following links are of the loss of a Ball State basketball player that hits “close to home”.
Though I did not know Zach personally I went to school with his mom and her twin sister. Zach’s mom had just passed away last August before Zach started college. He was an only child and he and his mom were very close.
A former girl friend of his helped at the boy’s Special Needs Summer Camp this past summer and she was saying how bad she had felt for him as he struggled with the passing of his mom.
I do NOT know the circumstances that lead him to feel this way BUT I know the breathe God had given Zach to live did not need to be cut short. ❤
PLEASE if you are hearing that voice that says “you would be better off dead” that is NOT the Lord our God! No! That is the devil and he IS a liar. Call out to the Lord to give you NEW life~ a life MORE abundant~ He IS goooood like that and YES! He WILL answer a sincere heart. I know I have been there.
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. ❤ ❤ ❤
Prayers for his dad that he may find that peace that surpasses all understanding through Jesus during this most difficult time. I do NOT know where he is with his faith but I pray his faith grows deeper ❤
**This is my personal testimony that The Lord has allowed me to share (this is the short version 🙂 ) .**
God’s Golden Glow
As a child growing up I had always felt a void. It was an empty black void. Growing up in “different circumstances” I had been taught by one parent that everything that happened bad was because of God. So my perception of God was hate. I had grown up grumbling at Him hating Him and myself. Thinking that everything that was happening to me …was because of Him. It seemed as though I were always being “punished” and I couldn’t figure out why.As a teenager I became promiscuous-rebellious-had an eating disorder-drank and did drugs. I tried desperately to fill that void with these things only to be right back where I started-empty and full of void and lonely-black is not even a descriptive enough word for depression. I had so much hate on my heart towards life and God and had attempted suicide twice in my early teen years. I needed out of my misery!I had been on antidepressants and found all they did was make me loopy they NEVER cured me. So I would stop taking them thinking okay-this IS the way it is and I am going to have to live through it. I learned to just get through life. So I dealt with it on my own. Some days I would just shut down. I would work and then come home and not talk to anyone for days. I would have days that I was extremely high or extremely low-there was no “happy medium”.
On July 28, 1986 at the age of 20 I gave birth to my oldest son. I looked at him after he was born and cried and thought, “THERE HAS GOT TO BE A GOD-A GOOD GOD SOME WHERE!”
This little baby is such a miracle-he didn’t come from nowhere!” That was the thought I had and left it at that. That was also the first KIND thought I had towards God. Shortly after that depression settled back in to my every being.
As time went on I found myself pregnant with my second child.
One night I had gone to bed. I was in a deep state of depression, suicide was now the only way I saw to escape….as I lay there in the dark with my oldest baby in his crib at my feet-pregnant-I began to weep-I couldn’t quit-I was trying to figure a way to escape from the dark-to end it all. Then all of a sudden I rememberd someone that had been in my life. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She would insist to me that He was good as I would watch “bad” things happen to her. When she lost her only daughter (someone that was a good friend of mine) she STILL thought God was great! I could not understand that! I went to her and asked her “do you still love this God?”. She said ,”Yes. My heart is broken but HE is still good.” I flat out told her “I am TIRED of this God and I have had enough” and left. I thought “She is nuts”! I wasn’t able to comprehend how she could love a “bad” God that kept inflicting pain on her heart and mine. I had remained close to her and loved her the way I knew how as I had become her substitute daughter.
While in the midst of being broken hearted and weeping I had remembered this special lady and how much she loved the Lord and in a last ditch effort I cried to Him. Not thinking He would hear me or that He would care about me because so many times I screamed at Him and blasphemed Him-and cursed Him-WHY SHOULD HE LISTEN TO ME? I thought as I wept uncontrollably. I said “God, I don’t know if you are there-I don’t know if you care or know who I am-BUT I CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER DAY OF BLACK-I CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER DAY OF LONELINESS I CAN”T TAKE….” Then bam out of no where came what I can only describe as a soft glow- I call it God’s Golden Glow now-it started at the top of my head and washed threw my whole body to the end’s of my toes! It was a PEACE! A peace I had never-ever known! I was stunned-I KNEW it was a peace from God-I had been so hateful to Him and people in my life and there He was when I didn’t even deserve to be listened to by Him!! He didn’t let me kill myself! HE SAVED ME FROM LITERAL DEATH! WOW!
I have learned alot since that day and it has taken me many years to come to the knowledge that we rest in what God has already done for us through Jesus-our Saviour. We love the Lord and keep the faith no matter what! Just as that special lady had done so many years ago! I know now how she did that. I NEVER EVER thought I would know that day! I believe this special lady was placed in my life for a reason-God placed her there under “different circumstances”. HE knew because of her faith in Him He would save me from MURDERING myself and my only daughter one day….I do not believe people are in our lives by chance-God has shown me He does the placing of those people. It could have happened some other way? Sure could have! But that’s not how He chose to work it!
I have learned FAITH in Jesus and what He did for us for our eternity is the best depression medication ever-it’s free and no withdrawals
I THANK GOD He so graciously let me live that day. Alot of things have happened since-some bad-some good. He has shown me that life in this world is not always easy but with faith it is possible to get through it. AND I DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT ALONE! HE IS WITH ME ALWAYS!
I leave you with these 2 verese of scripture that I didn’t even know of that dark day :
1) Psalm 53 :1-The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.”
(This WAS me- a fool-a LONELY DARK FOOL)
2) Psalm 138:3-In the day when I cried thou answeredest me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
(This IS me now!)
AWESOME! GOD IS THE MOST AWESOME!!
To who ever reads may you feel God’s Glorious power of peace that He can give such a deep dark empty, hate filled heart! A PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING! REPENT AND BE SAVED!
The Wretch He Saved