ISRAEL Is Still IGNORANT of GOD’S Righteousness, And They Still Reject JESUS CHRIST, as The Prophesied Cornerstone of ZION!

God’s Word is absolutely incredible when you see how it all fits perfectly together. In the book of Isaiah there is the following scripture:

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in ZION for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that BELIEVETH shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28:16)

We know now that this scripture speaks prophetically of Jesus the Christ [Messiah] who came to this earth at the appointed time, died, and rose again from the dead. Jesus Christ [Messiah] was rejected by His own Jewish people [John 1:11], but to those who believed on Him, they became the sons [children] of God. [John 1:12] We can see the very same scripture used by Peter in the New Testament.

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion (ZION) a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that BELIEVETH on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the HEAD of the CORNER, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (1 Peter 2:5-8 )

Peter tells that we are now a SPIRITUAL house, which simply means that we as believers are filled with the Holy Spirit, and we recognize that Jesus Christ is Lord. We recognize that Jesus is the chief cornerstone in that SPIRITUAL house.

Peter also tells us that we are a Holy Priesthood, which simply means that any Tom, Dick or Harry who repents of their sin, and turns to the Lord, is now part of that SPIRITUAL priesthood of believers. If you are reading this today, and you do not know the Lord, and you realize that you are a sinner that needs salvation, the GOOD NEWS is that you can be SAVED. The GOOD NEWS is that you can become part of the SPIRITUAL priesthood of believers the moment that you are born again into the Kingdom of God.

Peter tells us that the “builders” disallowed this cornerstone who is Jesus Christ, which simply means that they [the Jewish people]  disapproved and rejected Him. Jesus Christ was a “stumbling stone” to the people of Israel, for He was not what they expected. They did not anticipate the Messiah to come as He did in a meek and humble way, even riding upon a donkey into Jerusalem EXACTLY as prophesied by the prophet Zechariah. [Zechariah 9:9] Not only that, but Peter tells us that he [Jesus Christ] became the HEAD of the corner, or cornerstone.

When the foundation for a major building is being laid, you will often witness a very big ceremony when the cornerstone of the building is put in place. The News reporters will be there taking pictures and all of the local politicians will be there with big smiles on their faces, and shovels in their hands, as they announce the beginning of construction.

Almost two thousand years ago, the GREATEST CORNERSTONE was laid in the SPIRITUAL BUILDING of Almighty God. That cornerstone is Jesus Christ and the offer to become part of that SPIRITUAL building has been going on that whole time. The offer is for both Jewish and Gentile, but there is one catch, you must believe that Jesus Christ is the CHIEF CORNERSTONE.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10)

Peter tells us that we are now part of a HOLY NATION, and that we have been called out of darkness into the marvelous light [of Jesus Christ]. We are now the people of God, and that is an awesome thing folks. We have obtained mercy! 

I believe that any person who truly knows the Lord, and who has been born again of the Spirit, realizes the awesome and incredible mercy that they have obtained from God. Folks, I also believe that any person who has been truly born again of the Spirit, also realizes that they were doomed to an eternal Hell without that awesome mercy of God, through Jesus Christ!

Once again I tell you that this offer is for any person on planet earth. You may have lived the most wretched life imaginable, and yet you can become part of this HOLY NATION that Peter is telling us about.

By the way this HOLY NATION is a SPIRITUAL NATION that is made up of people from all over the globe. It does not matter one iota where you live, because the moment you repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and receive the GIFT of salvation, you become part of that HOLY NATION of God!

Please make a note also, that there is no such thing as a “Holy Land” [including the State of Israel] because the only one that can make anyone Holy is the Holy Spirit. Any person who is living in the land of the present day State of Israel is confronted with the person of Jesus Christ, just like any other person, from any other other place in the world. It comes down to the individual, and their acceptance or rejection of Jesus Christ [Messiah]. If any one tells you otherwise then they are presenting a BOGUS GOSPEL MESSAGE to you!

ISRAEL: Living Under The LAW, Not By FAITH In Jesus Christ

The spiritual waters of this beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ began flowing out from Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago, and they have reached the uttermost parts of the earth. The invitation that Jesus gave 2000 years ago remains the same: “. . . repent ye and believe the Gospel . . .”  [Mark 1:15]

The Jewish apostle Paul was a former persecutor and murderer of Christians, until he was converted on the road to Damascus. [Acts 9] He confirms the words of Isaiah as well as Peter in the following passage:

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it NOT by FAITH, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion (ZION) a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ASHAMED. (Romans 9:30-33)

In this passage of scripture this Jewish apostle of Christ tells us that the Gentiles [heathen] have attained the righteousness [before God] because of their simple faith!

Paul then tells us that Israel has NOT attained that same righteousness [before God] because they sought to earn their righteousness with God by their keeping of the Law, and so it is even until this very day! Paul then quotes the very same scripture, [3 time confirmation] that Isaiah and Peter quoted, regarding Christ being the cornerstone.

Listen to the cry from the heart of Paul, a man who was RELIGIOUS but LOST until he was transformed by the power of Jesus Christ, almost two thousand years ago.

Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for ISRAEL is, that they might be SAVED. For I bear them record that they have a ZEAL of GOD, but NOT according to KNOWLEDGE. For they being IGNORANT of GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and going about to ESTABLISH their OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, have NOT submitted themselves unto the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD. For CHRIST is the END of the LAW for RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one that BELIEVETH. (Romans 10:1-4)

Paul tells us in simple and plain language that the people of ISRAEL [in the FLESH / NATURAL] have a zeal for God, but that zeal is NOT according to the knowledge and truth of God’s Word. Paul declared that they were IGNORANT of God’s righteousness, and so they decided to establish THEIR OWN righteousness. ISRAEL missed the truth about Jesus Christ as being the END of the law for righteousness, for those who believe. In plain language, the unbelieving Jewish people, are INCLUDED in the class with ALL unbelieving Gentiles, and are still LOST and on the road to an eternal HELL.

That same word stands as true today, as it did when Paul wrote those words so many years ago. The only RIGHTEOUSNESS that Almighty God will honor is that RIGHTEOUSNESS that is found in His Son Jesus Christ. To reject Jesus Christ is to reject the true RIGHTEOUSNESS, and obviously the salvation which gains entrance into Heaven.

Almighty God Must Be Worshiped In Spirit and Truth, and That is Impossible Without The Holy Spirit!

Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics, and preach the simple truths which are found in the scriptures, and that is what I will be doing here in this article. God has made it clear though his Son Jesus Christ, that he is to be worshiped in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, and that is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to do without the Holy Spirit!

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Messiah) cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. (John 4:23-26)

Do not listen to those people who claim that Jesus NEVER revealed himself as the Messiah when he walked this earth, because that passage of scripture shows us that he did. Not only that, but the Lord Jesus Christ told that Gentile woman that god must be worshiped in Spirit and in truth! The Lord also promised Peter that GOD would pour out his Spirit upon all flesh (humanity).

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of MY SPIRIT; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:14-21)

Here is a very powerful passage from the Word of God. The Holy Spirit came down upon many of the Jewish people in Galilee, and multitudes heard them glorify God in different languages. This absolutely confounded those who heard them, because they heard the Galileans speak in their own languages, and dialects which they had not known before! The Galileans were held in contempt by many and considered to be rude and uncivilized, and this display of the power of God, threw them for a loop. Many simply believed that the Galileans were simply drunk, and acting foolishly, but Peter quickly stifled that argument. Peter made it clear to them that what they saw taking place was a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. He quoted from the prophet Joel, where he prophesied about the Lord pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh. (Joel 2:28-29)

It was no coincidence that the Lord chose to move upon the Galileans in this instance, because He was showing us once again that He is not a respecter of persons. The Lord made a promise, through the prophet Joel, that the Holy Spirit would come upon men and women alike, and they would prophesy, see visions, and have dreams. Listen to those words ALL FLESH which were used by the prophet Joel, and fulfilled on that day. Did the outpouring of the Spirit of God stop short on that day, when the people of Galilee were filled? Absolutely not! The Lord promised to pour out His Spirit upon ALL FLESH, and that has been happening for almost two thousand years now. Peter also told the multitude that “whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved”! The two are connected together and can never be separated. When a person desires salvation, and they call upon the Lord, they shall be saved! A person without the Holy Spirit is not a Christian, and they are NOT saved. The Lord still chooses to use the weak and foolish things to confound the wise.

But God hath chosen the FOOLISH things of the world to confound the WISE; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)

Now watch this ladies and gentlemen. I want to show you how easy it is to cut through the gross deception that is in the land today, and most of the “church world” also. The Lord Jesus Christ told us who the Holy Spirit was, and what he would do also. Keep in mind that the Lord referred to the Holy Spirit in a PERSONAL way, as you see in the following passages:

1] The Holy Spirit Will Testify Of Jesus Christ

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the SPIRIT of TRUTH, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of ME: (John 15:26)

When a person is truly born again of the Spirit of the living God, that same person will testify about Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is called the Comforter by the Lord, and he will bring comfort to the heart of the true believer. When I was born again of the Spirit, my unscriptural adoration of the blessed Virgin Mary stopped, because the Spirit of the living God showed me Jesus Christ was the only ONE that I needed. The Holy Spirit showed me through the scriptures, that He was the only way of salvation (John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12), and the only TRUE mediator. (1Timothy 2:5) It is so sad to watch people hang on to their idols, and insist that they will never change, when you show them what the Lord declares in His Word! A person WITHOUT the Holy Spirit does NOT even belong to the Lord according to the Jewish apostle Paul! Read it for yourself:

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the SPIRIT, if so be that the SPIRIT of GOD dwell in you. Now if any man have not the SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is NONE of HIS. (Romans 8:9)

How important is the person of the Holy Spirit according to the scriptures? It is a matter of spiritual life and death!

2] The Holy Spirit Will Guide You Into All Truth and Glorify Jesus Christ

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 shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:13-14)

In the passage above, the Lord used the word HE eight different times, and the word HIMSELF once in describing the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a PERSON, not a force, not an invisible liquid of some sort! When the Spirit of God comes upon a true believer they will GLORIFY Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will not point you to Mary or any other go-between or mediator. (1 Timothy 2:5) He will testify of Jesus Christ and He will glorify Him alone! The Holy Spirit will not speak of HIMSELF, according to Jesus Christ, but He will point you, and I, to Jesus Christ. Not only that but the Holy Spirit will also guide us into ALL truth according to Jesus Christ. Please remember that these are not my own words, but the words of Jesus Christ Himself!

3] The Lord Anoints True Believers With The Holy Spirit And He Teaches Us

But ye have an unction (chrisma) from the Holy One, and ye know all things. (1 John 2:20)

Any person, male or female, who has been born again of the Spirit has a teacher, and that is the person of the Holy Spirit. We as believers are to test all things, by the scriptures (God’s Word) as the Lord leads and guides us into all truth. When we hear a preacher speak, we should search the scriptures to see if what they are saying is true.

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. (1 John 2:21-25)

Who is a LIAR according to the scriptures? Those who deny that Jesus, is in fact the Christ (Messiah)! Please do not miss that ladies and gentlemen, because that is describing the majority of people who fill the Earth today!. Do the people of Islam believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and the Christ (Messiah)? Absolutely not, in fact they do not even believe that God has a Son! Do the Jewish people believe that Jesus is the Messiah? For the most part, they do not, although a small percentage (as always) have believed in Jesus as the Christ (Messiah) There are countless other “religions” that do not believe that Jesus Christ is Lord at all! Jesus Christ is the Word which was made flesh,  and dwelt among us, and that Word just happened to be God! (John 1:1-3,14) Jesus was not,  is not, nor will He ever be, Michael the Archangel as the Watchtower Society and their Jehovah’s Witnesses teach. In fact Michael the Archangel is a worshiper of Jesus Christ himself, according to the Word of God! (Hebrews 1:6)  Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God, who has always been, and he even uses the name “I AM” to describe Himself! (John 8:58) In fact, God the Father called the Son, God in the following passage of scripture:

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8)

Do not be seduced by those who knock on your door and ask you to do “Bible Studies” with them, no matter how “sweet and loving” they may appear to be.. Your very soul is at stake dear friend! In fact the risen Lord Jesus Christ, wounds and all, told His followers that they would be WITNESSES unto HIM, when the Holy Ghost came upon them!

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

The Holy Spirit is our ultimate teacher, and the anointing (chrisma) or unction (chrisma) of that same Spirit will guide us into truth, if we allow Him to guide us. The apostle John spoke about “them that seduce you” because  he knew that the true Christians were being bombarded by those who would seek to pull them away from the truth. How much more do we need to take heed of these words from John in our own day! Do not tell me that a true believer cannot ALLOW themselves, to be SEDUCED away from their faith in the Lord.

These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing (chrisma) which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing (chrisma) teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. (1 John 2:26-28)

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; (1 Timothy 4:1)

It was the Holy Spirit Himself, who prophesied through the apostle Paul, that some would depart from the faith in the latter times! The DEVIL is the one who works through the false teachers, and the false prophets, seeking to seduce the believer away from the true Gospel! As I have said before, the DEVIL has no need to seduce the UNSAVED away from the faith, because they are not IN the faith! The DEVIL already has most of the world in his DEMONIC headlock, even as he had me there until I was SAVED in 1989! The DEVIL is the “god of this world” and he will do all he can to keep a person blinded to their own need for salvation in Jesus Christ. The testimony of a true Christian will always glorify Jesus Christ, and show a great appreciation for the mercy that was shown to them from the Lord. When I was saved, I instantly knew that if I had died previous to that point in time, I would have ended up in Hell, without a doubt. An UNSAVED person is spiritually BLIND to all of this, and often laughs at such talk, because of their own blindness.

But if our GOSPEL be hid, it is hid to them that are LOST: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious GOSPEL of CHRIST, who is the image of GOD, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

When I see what is happening in the “church world” today, and how people are allowing themselves to be “seduced” by the teachers of today it is sickening to watch. People love to talk about the “anointing” of the Spirit and so on and so forth, but they preach a message that is anything but a Holy Ghost message. Where is the Holy Ghost anointing when multitudes stand by and watch the false gospel of Rome, ignored to the point sometimes where Catholic priests are preaching to Christians? Where is the Holy Ghost anointing when unsaved Jewish leaders are permitted to address Christians in their congregations, with no Gospel being preached to them?

I have spoken many times over the years, about people such as Billy Graham, (and many others), regarding their gross compromise with the Roman Catholic Church, but few are willing to listen. I use them as examples because they are very mainstream. I know that they are NOT being led by the Holy Spirit of truth, because the Holy Spirit of truth is the one who showed me, through the scriptures, that the Roman Catholic Church preaches a FALSE, and SOUL-DAMNING gospel.

They teach that their Roman Catholic Mass SATISFIES the JUSTICE of God for sins committed against him! That is absolute heresy folks! They teach about a place called Purgatory, and they have Catholic Masses said for the souls who are still in Purgatory! That too is heresy! They encourage prayers to Mary (Hail Mary’s on their rosary beads), they have an unbiblical priesthood which is in contrast to OUR Great High priest Jesus Christ, who already FINISHED the work (John 19:30). I have been JUSTIFIED by the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, and HE will JUSTIFY any person who comes to HIM seeking to be SAVED. (Romans 5:6-9) Jesus Christ DIED for the UNGODLY, and we do NOT have to go THROUGH a Roman Catholic priest, or “Mother Mary” to be SAVED and FORGIVEN of our sins!  People do not have to be “Heresy Hunters” with the church of ROME, because the Heresy is so blatant that it is like a NEON sign that SHOUTS at us, unless you ALLOW yourself to be DECEIVED!

It was the HOLY SPIRIT (of TRUTH) who opened my spiritual eyes to the DEMONIC teachings of Rome, and HE compelled me to leave! 

I heard a well known preacher say that his blood would boil whenever he heard anybody criticize Billy Graham. That preacher had it all backwards though. His blood should have boiled, whenever he heard people such as Billy Graham compromising with false religious systems such as Roman Catholicism! Do you think that God is impressed with mere people? Whose Word is going to stand in the end? Their word or God’s Word? Read my articles regarding the false Roman Catholic doctrines on this blog, because they are very CLEAR and to the point. You will find very few Pastors who are WILLING to speak out against Rome, because they have “counted the cost” and it is just too much for them.

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? (Proverbs 24:11-12)

Pastors, preachers and “leaders” in the “church world” have simply chosen to forget, that the Lord knows all things, and that they have a responsibility to protect the sheep in their folds from the poison of false doctrine! They simply CHOOSE to ignore the warnings that come from the Holy Spirit. People can hoot and shout Hallelujah for hours on end, even until they turn purple, but they forget that TRUE WORSHIP, must be done in Spirit and in truth.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias (Messiah) cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. (John 4:23-26)

The False Gospel of The Roman Catholic Church and The Betrayal Of Jesus Christ! [Another Wake-Up Call For True Believers]

What could be any more important to a person than the salvation of their own soul? Think about that for a moment, and meditate upon the truth, that you, as an individual, are going to spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell! Forever is forever, and forever, and there will be no turning back, when all final resuscitation efforts have ceased for the you. Where would you go, if tonight were your final night on earth? We find this passage of scripture  in the book of Jude:

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3)

Jude was well aware that there would always be opposition to the Gospel, and he wrote this letter with that in mind. That was written all the way back in the first century, and that truth still applies to all of us who claim to know Jesus Christ today. There are many who claim to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but in reality, they are preaching a different gospel, which in effect is “no gospel” at all. In other words it is not the Gospel that can save a soul. The Gospel of Rome (Roman Catholicism) is one such Gospel. There are some who would think today, that things have changed, and that Rome is not the same as it was say 500 years ago, but that is not true. The Gospel of Rome is a gospel that places their own man-made traditions on an equal level with the scriptures, and that will never change. In fact it is the official doctrine of Rome that their tradition, the Magisterium (teaching office) and the scriptures themselves are so intertwined, that you cannot have one without the other! They teach that all three, play an equal part in the salvation of a soul.

If you take a look at some of the traditions of Rome, especially the Catholic Mass you will see why this is indeed a false Gospel that is being proclaimed. Rome explains the very purposes of their Catholic Mass this way: “to satisfy the justice of God for sins committed against Him.” [The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, page 173]

So if you ever wondered what the Roman Catholic Mass was all about, there is the answer right there. They teach the millions of Catholics under their authority, that God’s justice is satisfied by what takes place on their Catholic altars. Keep in mind also that only a Roman Catholic Priest has the authority to perform this Mass and their tradition of “transubstantiation” is part of that.The only problem with all of this teaching is that it is not scriptural. This is pure Roman Catholic tradition at it’s best. Listen to what the scriptures teach us, on how any sinner (all people) can be justified before God.

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:6-9)

That passage of scripture is so liberating, and it is one of my favorite scriptures. Why? Because it tells me that Christ died for the ungodly, and I know that it most certainly applied to me. What a contrast to the Roman Catholic teaching that God’s justice would be satisfied by the Catholic Mass! This is the very heart of the Gospel, that the blood of Jesus Christ was shed for me! The Jewish apostle Paul understood the importance of teaching this vital truth. He spoke about the love of God toward us, and that we are JUSTIFIED by the blood that Jesus shed for us. That blood was shed at an historical point in time, by a sacrifice that can NEVER be repeated again!

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. (Acts 2:22-24)

The book of Acts makes it so very clear that Jesus Christ was slain at a time, that was foreknown by God, and it tells us that Christ has risen from the dead also. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ can NEVER be repeated again. The Roman Catholic Mass and the claim that it “satisfies the justice of God for sins committed against Him” is a betrayal of Jesus Christ Himself. Rome has been preaching a bogus message and showing forth, a bogus Christianity to millions upon millions of lost souls, for centuries now. Jesus Christ said “It Is Finished!” (John 19:30) and to fight against his finished work is spiritually fatal.  Rome has been teaching for centuries, that the perfect sacrifice continues on their altars. Rome claims that “Christ through the ministry of the priest, offers Himself to God in an UNBLOODY manner under the appearances of bread and wine.” But the Bible teaches us that it is the BLOOD alone that atones for the soul! (Leviticus 17:11, Hebrews 9:22)

Search the scriptures for yourselves and see if you can find the apostles celebrating a Catholic Mass in their gospel preaching. Search the scriptures and see if you find any of the apostle taking the “consecrated hosts” (wafers) and placing them in a little golden (brass) tabernacle as is done in every Catholic church!  Search the scriptures and see if you find any of the apostles encouraging their followers to bow down and worship that wafer (host) as if it were the Lord Himself! You will not find it at all. What you WILL find is the followers of Jesus Christ preaching their hearts out, and telling people to repent and believe the Gospel. (Mark 1:15) Every true born again Christian can make the claim that they are indeed called to be an ambassador for Christ. Every true Christian is an ambassador for Christ, with a message of reconciliation to bring to the people all over the world.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)

That is the message that needs to be preached everywhere in the world. If a person has been born again of the Spirit, then they are indeed a new creation in Jesus Christ. I was baptized as an infant, and I had my head sprinkled with water by a Roman Catholic priest, but I was not born again at that time. Why do I mention that? Because that is what the Roman Catholic Church had taught me and millions of others, and still teaches to this very day. The apostle Paul also tells us in the above passage of scripture, that we have been RECONCILED back to God, and that He has given us the ministry of RECONCILIATION!  Any person who has truly put their faith in Jesus Christ, has already been reconciled back to God. We are at peace with God because of what Jesus did on the cross for us. (Colossians 1:20) Not only that, but EVERY true Christian now has the ministry of reconciliation, and we are able to preach the same Gospel that SAVED us to others.Paul encouraged all  true believers to preach the word, never mentioning a Roman Catholic Mass. (2 Timothy 4:1-5) The apostle Paul preached with an urgency as is evident here:

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. (2 Corinthians 5:10-11)

Each and every one of us will stand before the judgment seat of Christ. What will it be like for those who brought forth a false gospel, and corrupted the simple soul saving Gospel of Jesus Christ? What will it be like for those who think that God’s justice was being satisfied every time they attended a Catholic Mass? The apostle Paul knew the terror of the Lord, and the Greek word for TERROR is the word phobos, which is defined: alarm or fright, be afraid, exceedingly, fear, terror. These words are rarely used in this modern day of false unity. Paul knew that the wrath of God was abiding upon every person in the world that did not believe in the Son of God , Jesus Christ! (John 3:36) Paul also knew that the mercy of God was available to all people, and that all had the opportunity to be justified by the blood of Jesus, and be reconciled back to God! That is the ministry of reconciliation, and the only true Gospel that should be preached by all true ministers of Jesus Christ.

Rome absolutely hates the teaching of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) because when you remove their man-made traditions, and the authority of their Pope, their whole system comes tumbling down. You will not find a single instance of any of the apostles praying the rosary (mainly prayers to Mary), making and worshiping graven images (idols), or preaching about a place called Purgatory. That teaching about Purgatory if you do not know, is a place different than either heaven or hell, where people go to be purged before final entrance into heaven is another Roman Catholic tradition. There is no such place as Purgatory. In fact the teaching of Purgatory is also a betrayal of the finished work of Jesus Christ, and it negates the soul saving perfect blood that He shed for us. People still have their local priest say Catholic Masses for their loved ones, some who have been dead for years, so that they might be released from Purgatory. That is heartbreaking. It is truly amazing that the modern day Christians, with all of their spiritual talk about “the anointing”, have no problem in fellowshipping with those who hold those false doctrines! Those same people forget that the Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of truth:

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. (John 16:13)

Many are caught up in the modern day “revival meetings” and they are hooting and hollering for the Lord to come down. They love to talk about their fellowship with the “Charismatic Catholics” but they fail to recognize that those same Charismatic Catholics, still hold fast to the false doctrines of Rome! I know because I am an ex- Roman Catholic, and I was FORMERLY numbered among them! They are calling for the Lord to send down the living waters, but they ignore the muddy waters of Rome’s false, and MAN-MADE doctrines, that have been flowing freely for decades. They have joined hands in UNITY with a false gospel, and they IGNORE the WARNINGS from GOD’S WORD!

My worship of Mary actually intensified after I joined the Catholic Charismatic movement. I still attended Mass, I still prayed the rosary, and I was still lost. So then, what was it that set me free? It was the preaching of the pure unadulterated truth of the Gospel. I had a decision to make, and it was either the Roman Catholic system with its man-made traditions or the pure unadulterated truth of God’s Word. I thank God that I chose to follow and believe the scriptures, and that is what brought me out from the deception of Rome.