1 Timothy 4:1, Assumptions, Bride, Catetism, Catholism, Christ, Christianity, Deception, Exodus 20:4-5, Falsehood, Hail Mary, Idolatry, Jehovah, lamb, mary, Peer Pressure, Rev 19, Rev 19:7-9, Rosary, Seducing Spirits
On the contrary, gentle Mary would be aghast at all the attentions given to her! She would point to commandment number 1 and 2 and turned us away from “idolatry” even of herself! It grieves her heart that such blindness has crept into the body of Christ. If she were still in the grave she would turn over! But because we know all the saints are given eternal life from the beginning of inception as a faithful follower and consistent disciple of Jesus Christ and even surpassing physical death unto heaven’s gate and Jesus’ handmade mansion for us, we know Mary, the Mother of Jesus abides among the righteous saints.
Commandment 1 “You shall have no other gods before me.”
Commandment 2 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them.” Exodus 20:4-5a NIV
Assumptions should never be assumed. Only revelation by Jesus Christ can be depended on. Apparitions, visions, ecstasy are subject to human error and worse fallen angel deception! The worse sin would be for a clergy to bend to the will of the people, or laymen, or congregation’s wishes and cries. Reminding me of Israelites cry for meat rather than be content with the manna of heaven.
Speaking of Manna, this manna from heaven was a simple instruction for a people to follow and learn. But alas they tire of the lesson and demanded a break from it! God unwillingly gave them a taste of their greed, he spilled so much meat on them that they were sick of it! And lamented once again for it to stop! Such an obstinate and willful people they were! In the end, of The Holy Bible it turns out that The Manna was the Bread of Life who IS Jesus Christ symbolically. Every word of God is food for the spirit. Reading of the word of God is regeneration of the mind. And sustaining the new creature who is a spiritually born again. This manna is the word of God. Every word of God is the breath of God. It is not literal food but spiritual food. It is a mystery but it is real nonetheless.
Be wary of seducing spirits in the end of the age. A time of severe testing so much so that mature Christians would be persuaded if they knew not the word of God! “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” 1st Timothy 4:1 NIV
Jesus Christ prayed a prayer of Unity. But he also taught to obey His Commands IF you love him! Walk the narrow way. Stay clear of the majority! BE HOLY like your Father is Holy!
Jesus Christ ALWAYS prayed to the Father. He never advocated invoking anyone from beyond! Including Enoch and Elijah who were perfect and taken up without passing thru death in their humanity. In essence they transfigured. Which brings me to another topic, Mary’s assumption, is an assumption made by the Fathers of the Catholic church. It is an erroneous one because clearly, in the Bible it is recorded who was taken up to heaven bodily, only Enoch and Elijah were recorded as such. To quote Revelation “” that Mary is the Queen of Heaven usurps the identity of the Bride of Christ. The Bride of Christ being the Church (or righteous saints) are Jesus Christ’s Bride. Jesus Christ is the expected Bridegroom.
“Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:7-9 NIV