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Romance / Re: Reply Stop! Don't View That Blue Film (porn) by Marioplus(m): 12:48pm On Dec 23, 2017
little by little....
as you partake little by little in pornography
you will never know what you are doing to your *eternal soul*
until sudden death hits you
watching porn
whether married or single
then *only you will tell the remaining story in eternal damnation*
May the Holy Spirit deliver human souls from sexual sins of all forms in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

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Family / How I Led Catholics Out Of The Church by Marioplus(m): 11:40am On Dec 19, 2017
- Steve Wood
I was a Protestant for twenty years before I became a Catholic. I led many people out of the Catholic Church. My formula for getting Catholics to leave the Church usually consisted of three steps.
Step 1: Get Catholics to have a conversion experience in a Protestant setting.
Most Fundamentalist, Evangelical, and charismatic Protestant churches have dynamic youth programs, vibrant Wednesday and Sunday evening services, and friendly small-group bible studies. In addition, they host special crusades, seminars and concerts. At the invitation of a Protestant friend, a Catholic may begin attending one or more of these events while still going to Sunday Mass at his local parish.
Most Protestant services proclaim a simple gospel: repent from sin and follow Christ in faith. They stress the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus and the reward of eternal life. Most of the Catholics who attend these services are not accustomed to hearing such direct challenges to abandon sin and follow Christ.
As a result, many Catholics experience a genuine conversion.
Protestants should be commended for their zeal in promoting conversions. Catholic leaders need to multiply the opportunities for their people to have such conversions in Catholic settings. The reason is simple. About five out of ten people adopt the beliefs of the denomination where they have their conversion. This percentage is even higher for those who had profound conversions or charismatic experiences that were provided by Protestants. _(Believe me, I know; I was a graduate of an Assembly of God college and a youth minister in two charismatic churches.)_
Protestant pastors, evangelists, youth leaders, and lay ministers are acutely aware that conversion experiences in Protestant settings often lead to a Protestant faith and church membership. Why do so many Catholic leaders fail to see this? Why are they so nonchalant about a process that has pulled hundreds of thousands of Catholics out of the Church?
Step 2: Give their conversion a Protestant interpretation.
A genuine conversion is one of life's most precious experiences, comparable to marriage or the birth of a child. Conversion awakens a deep hunger for God. Effective Protestant ministries train workers to follow up on this spiritual longing.
Before a stadium crusade, I would give follow-up workers a six-week training course.
I showed them how to present a Protestant interpretation of the conversion experience with a selective use of bible verses. The scripture of choice was of course John 3: 3, the "born-again" verse: "Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'
I used the "touch and go" scripture technique, similar to that used by pilots training for landings and takeoffs. We would briefly touch down on John 3: 3 to show that being born again was necessary for eternal life. Then I would describe conversion in terms of being born again. We would make a hasty takeoff before reading John 3: 5 which stresses the necessity of being "born of water and spirit." I never mentioned that for 20 centuries the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, echoing the unanimous teaching of the Church fathers, understood this passage as referring to the Sacrament of Baptism! And I certainly never brought up Titus 3: 5 ("He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit"wink as a parallel reference to John 3: 5.
In my experience as a Protestant, all the Catholics who had a conversion in a Protestant setting lacked a firm grasp of their Catholic faith.
In twenty years of Protestant ministry, I never met a Catholic who knew that John 3: 3-8 describes the sacrament of Baptism. It wasn't hard to convince them to disregard the sacraments along with the Church that emphasized the sacraments.
Proverbs says: "He who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him" (18: 17). Catholics without a scriptural foundation for their Catholic beliefs never hear "the rest of the story." My selective use of scripture made the Protestant perspective seem so absolutely sure. Over time, this one-sided approach to scripture caused Catholics to reject their Catholic faith.
3: Accuse the Catholic church of denying salvation by grace.
Catholics often consider Protestants who proselytize to be bigoted, narrow-minded, or prejudiced.
This is unfair and inaccurate; a profound charity energizes their misguided zeal.
There was only one reason I led Catholics out of the Church: I thought they were on their way to hell. I mistakenly thought the Catholic Church denied that salvation was by grace; I knew that anyone who believed this wasn't going to heaven. Out of love for their immortal souls, I worked tirelessly to convert them.
I used Ephesians 2: 8-9 to convince Catholics that it was imperative for them to leave the Church:
_For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast._
First I would say, "The Bible says that salvation is by grace and not by works. Right?" Their answer was always yes. Then I would say, "The Catholic Church teaches that salvation is by works. Right?" (I never met a Catholic who did not say yes. Every Catholic I met during my twenty years of ministry confirmed my misconception that Catholicism taught salvation is by works instead of grace.) Finally, I would declare, "The Catholic Church is leading people to hell by denying salvation is by grace. You'd better join a church that teaches the true way to heaven."
Because I would also do a "touch and go" in Ephesians, I rarely quoted verse 10 which says, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Listen carefully to stadium evangelists, televangelists, and radio preachers. Nine times out of ten they will quote Ephesians 2: 8-9 with great emphasis and never mention verse 10.
We are not slaves futilely trying to earn salvation by doing "works of the law" (Eph. 2: 8-9). Yet as sons of God we are inspired and energized by the Holy Spirit to do "good works" as we cooperate with our heavenly father in extending the Kingdom of God (Eph. 2: 10). Catholicism believes and teaches the full message of Ephesians 2: 8-10, without equivocating or abbreviating the truth.
For twenty centuries the Catholic Church has faithfully taught that salvation is by grace. Peter the first pope said, "We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved" (Acts 15: 11). The Catechism of the Catholic Church, fully endorsed by Pope John Paul II, says, "Our justification comes from the grace of God" (section 1996).
Protestantism started when Martin Luther declared that we are justified (made righteous) by faith alone. At the time I was leading Catholics out of the Church, I wasn't aware that Martin Luther had added the word alone to his translation of Romans 3: 28 in order to prove his doctrine. (The word alone is not found in any contemporary Protestant English translation of Romans 3: 28.) I didn't realize that the only place the bible mentions "faith alone" in the context of salvation is in James 2: 24, where the idea of faith alone is explicitly refuted: "You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone." This verse was troubling, but I either ignored it, or twisted it to mean something other that what the verse and its context clearly taught.
_Should Catholics participate in Protestant events?_
I have no objection to Catholics participating in Protestant-oriented events and worthwhile ecumenical activities provided that:
* they have a firm grasp of their Catholic faith.
* they know their faith well enough to articulate it to a non-Catholic, using scripture and the Church fathers.
* they have the maturity to realize that the most profound presence of Christ isn't necessarily found in the midst of loud noise and high emotion, but in quiet moments like Eucharistic adoration (see 1 Kings 19: 11-12).
Unfortunately, the majority of Catholic men born after WWII don't meet the above conditions.
For them, attending Protestant functions may be opening a door that will lead them right out of the Catholic Church.
There are now thousands of Catholic men on the brink of leaving the one Church Christ died to establish. I recently heard of a group of Catholic men who decided not to consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church in their small-group bible study. They believed that all they needed was scripture alone.
Three of these men claimed that they no longer believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I can tell you from experience where this group is headed: straight out of the Catholic Church.
Over the past three decades, thousands of Catholics have left the Church for Protestant pastures. The largest church in America is the Catholic Church; the second largest group of Christians in America is former-Catholics. The Catholic men's movement has a solemn obligation to help men discover the biblical and historical roots of their Catholic faith. Then, rather than leaving, they will become instruments to help others discover the treasures of Catholicism.
Remember that a man who leaves the Church will often take his family with him — for generations. It took my family four hundred years — 10 generations to come back to the Church after a generation of my ancestors in Norway, England, Germany and Scotland decided to leave the Catholic Church.
As one whose family has made the round-trip back to Catholicism, let me extend a personal plea to Catholic men, especially the leaders of various Catholic men's groups: don't put untrained Catholics in a Protestant setting. They might gain a short-term religious experience, but they take the long-term risk of losing their faith. It would be highly irresponsible to expose them to Protestantism before they are fully exposed to Catholicism.
At my dad's funeral twenty-nine years ago, I tearfully sang his favorite hymn, Faith of Our Fathers. Little did my dad, a minister's son, or I realize that the true faith of our forefathers was Roman Catholicism. Every day I thank God for bringing me back to the ancient Church of my ancestors. Every year God gives me breath on this earth I will keep proclaiming to both my Protestant brethren and to Catholics the glorious truth of the kingdom. COPIED
Romance / How I Led Catholics Out Of The Church by Marioplus(m): 11:30am On Dec 19, 2017
- Steve Wood
I was a Protestant for twenty years before I became a Catholic. I led many people out of the Catholic Church. My formula for getting Catholics to leave the Church usually consisted of three steps.
Step 1: Get Catholics to have a conversion experience in a Protestant setting.
Most Fundamentalist, Evangelical, and charismatic Protestant churches have dynamic youth programs, vibrant Wednesday and Sunday evening services, and friendly small-group bible studies. In addition, they host special crusades, seminars and concerts. At the invitation of a Protestant friend, a Catholic may begin attending one or more of these events while still going to Sunday Mass at his local parish.
Most Protestant services proclaim a simple gospel: repent from sin and follow Christ in faith. They stress the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus and the reward of eternal life. Most of the Catholics who attend these services are not accustomed to hearing such direct challenges to abandon sin and follow Christ.
As a result, many Catholics experience a genuine conversion.
Protestants should be commended for their zeal in promoting conversions. Catholic leaders need to multiply the opportunities for their people to have such conversions in Catholic settings. The reason is simple. About five out of ten people adopt the beliefs of the denomination where they have their conversion. This percentage is even higher for those who had profound conversions or charismatic experiences that were provided by Protestants. _(Believe me, I know; I was a graduate of an Assembly of God college and a youth minister in two charismatic churches.)_
Protestant pastors, evangelists, youth leaders, and lay ministers are acutely aware that conversion experiences in Protestant settings often lead to a Protestant faith and church membership. Why do so many Catholic leaders fail to see this? Why are they so nonchalant about a process that has pulled hundreds of thousands of Catholics out of the Church?
Step 2: Give their conversion a Protestant interpretation.
A genuine conversion is one of life's most precious experiences, comparable to marriage or the birth of a child. Conversion awakens a deep hunger for God. Effective Protestant ministries train workers to follow up on this spiritual longing.
Before a stadium crusade, I would give follow-up workers a six-week training course.
I showed them how to present a Protestant interpretation of the conversion experience with a selective use of bible verses. The scripture of choice was of course John 3: 3, the "born-again" verse: "Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'
I used the "touch and go" scripture technique, similar to that used by pilots training for landings and takeoffs. We would briefly touch down on John 3: 3 to show that being born again was necessary for eternal life. Then I would describe conversion in terms of being born again. We would make a hasty takeoff before reading John 3: 5 which stresses the necessity of being "born of water and spirit." I never mentioned that for 20 centuries the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, echoing the unanimous teaching of the Church fathers, understood this passage as referring to the Sacrament of Baptism! And I certainly never brought up Titus 3: 5 ("He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit"wink as a parallel reference to John 3: 5.
In my experience as a Protestant, all the Catholics who had a conversion in a Protestant setting lacked a firm grasp of their Catholic faith.
In twenty years of Protestant ministry, I never met a Catholic who knew that John 3: 3-8 describes the sacrament of Baptism. It wasn't hard to convince them to disregard the sacraments along with the Church that emphasized the sacraments.
Proverbs says: "He who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him" (18: 17). Catholics without a scriptural foundation for their Catholic beliefs never hear "the rest of the story." My selective use of scripture made the Protestant perspective seem so absolutely sure. Over time, this one-sided approach to scripture caused Catholics to reject their Catholic faith.
3: Accuse the Catholic church of denying salvation by grace.
Catholics often consider Protestants who proselytize to be bigoted, narrow-minded, or prejudiced.
This is unfair and inaccurate; a profound charity energizes their misguided zeal.
There was only one reason I led Catholics out of the Church: I thought they were on their way to hell. I mistakenly thought the Catholic Church denied that salvation was by grace; I knew that anyone who believed this wasn't going to heaven. Out of love for their immortal souls, I worked tirelessly to convert them.
I used Ephesians 2: 8-9 to convince Catholics that it was imperative for them to leave the Church:
_For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast._
First I would say, "The Bible says that salvation is by grace and not by works. Right?" Their answer was always yes. Then I would say, "The Catholic Church teaches that salvation is by works. Right?" (I never met a Catholic who did not say yes. Every Catholic I met during my twenty years of ministry confirmed my misconception that Catholicism taught salvation is by works instead of grace.) Finally, I would declare, "The Catholic Church is leading people to hell by denying salvation is by grace. You'd better join a church that teaches the true way to heaven."
Because I would also do a "touch and go" in Ephesians, I rarely quoted verse 10 which says, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Listen carefully to stadium evangelists, televangelists, and radio preachers. Nine times out of ten they will quote Ephesians 2: 8-9 with great emphasis and never mention verse 10.
We are not slaves futilely trying to earn salvation by doing "works of the law" (Eph. 2: 8-9). Yet as sons of God we are inspired and energized by the Holy Spirit to do "good works" as we cooperate with our heavenly father in extending the Kingdom of God (Eph. 2: 10). Catholicism believes and teaches the full message of Ephesians 2: 8-10, without equivocating or abbreviating the truth.
For twenty centuries the Catholic Church has faithfully taught that salvation is by grace. Peter the first pope said, "We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved" (Acts 15: 11). The Catechism of the Catholic Church, fully endorsed by Pope John Paul II, says, "Our justification comes from the grace of God" (section 1996).
Protestantism started when Martin Luther declared that we are justified (made righteous) by faith alone. At the time I was leading Catholics out of the Church, I wasn't aware that Martin Luther had added the word alone to his translation of Romans 3: 28 in order to prove his doctrine. (The word alone is not found in any contemporary Protestant English translation of Romans 3: 28.) I didn't realize that the only place the bible mentions "faith alone" in the context of salvation is in James 2: 24, where the idea of faith alone is explicitly refuted: "You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone." This verse was troubling, but I either ignored it, or twisted it to mean something other that what the verse and its context clearly taught.
_Should Catholics participate in Protestant events?_
I have no objection to Catholics participating in Protestant-oriented events and worthwhile ecumenical activities provided that:
* they have a firm grasp of their Catholic faith.
* they know their faith well enough to articulate it to a non-Catholic, using scripture and the Church fathers.
* they have the maturity to realize that the most profound presence of Christ isn't necessarily found in the midst of loud noise and high emotion, but in quiet moments like Eucharistic adoration (see 1 Kings 19: 11-12).
Unfortunately, the majority of Catholic men born after WWII don't meet the above conditions.
For them, attending Protestant functions may be opening a door that will lead them right out of the Catholic Church.
There are now thousands of Catholic men on the brink of leaving the one Church Christ died to establish. I recently heard of a group of Catholic men who decided not to consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church in their small-group bible study. They believed that all they needed was scripture alone.
Three of these men claimed that they no longer believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I can tell you from experience where this group is headed: straight out of the Catholic Church.
Over the past three decades, thousands of Catholics have left the Church for Protestant pastures. The largest church in America is the Catholic Church; the second largest group of Christians in America is former-Catholics. The Catholic men's movement has a solemn obligation to help men discover the biblical and historical roots of their Catholic faith. Then, rather than leaving, they will become instruments to help others discover the treasures of Catholicism.
Remember that a man who leaves the Church will often take his family with him — for generations. It took my family four hundred years — 10 generations to come back to the Church after a generation of my ancestors in Norway, England, Germany and Scotland decided to leave the Catholic Church.
As one whose family has made the round-trip back to Catholicism, let me extend a personal plea to Catholic men, especially the leaders of various Catholic men's groups: don't put untrained Catholics in a Protestant setting. They might gain a short-term religious experience, but they take the long-term risk of losing their faith. It would be highly irresponsible to expose them to Protestantism before they are fully exposed to Catholicism.
At my dad's funeral twenty-nine years ago, I tearfully sang his favorite hymn, Faith of Our Fathers. Little did my dad, a minister's son, or I realize that the true faith of our forefathers was Roman Catholicism. Every day I thank God for bringing me back to the ancient Church of my ancestors. Every year God gives me breath on this earth I will keep proclaiming to both my Protestant brethren and to Catholics the glorious truth of the kingdom. COPIED
Religion / How I Led Catholics Out Of The Church by Marioplus(m): 11:19am On Dec 19, 2017
- Steve Wood
I was a Protestant for twenty years before I became a Catholic. I led many people out of the Catholic Church. My formula for getting Catholics to leave the Church usually consisted of three steps.
Step 1: Get Catholics to have a conversion experience in a Protestant setting.
Most Fundamentalist, Evangelical, and charismatic Protestant churches have dynamic youth programs, vibrant Wednesday and Sunday evening services, and friendly small-group bible studies. In addition, they host special crusades, seminars and concerts. At the invitation of a Protestant friend, a Catholic may begin attending one or more of these events while still going to Sunday Mass at his local parish.
Most Protestant services proclaim a simple gospel: repent from sin and follow Christ in faith. They stress the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus and the reward of eternal life. Most of the Catholics who attend these services are not accustomed to hearing such direct challenges to abandon sin and follow Christ.
As a result, many Catholics experience a genuine conversion.
Protestants should be commended for their zeal in promoting conversions. Catholic leaders need to multiply the opportunities for their people to have such conversions in Catholic settings. The reason is simple. About five out of ten people adopt the beliefs of the denomination where they have their conversion. This percentage is even higher for those who had profound conversions or charismatic experiences that were provided by Protestants. _(Believe me, I know; I was a graduate of an Assembly of God college and a youth minister in two charismatic churches.)_
Protestant pastors, evangelists, youth leaders, and lay ministers are acutely aware that conversion experiences in Protestant settings often lead to a Protestant faith and church membership. Why do so many Catholic leaders fail to see this? Why are they so nonchalant about a process that has pulled hundreds of thousands of Catholics out of the Church?
Step 2: Give their conversion a Protestant interpretation.
A genuine conversion is one of life's most precious experiences, comparable to marriage or the birth of a child. Conversion awakens a deep hunger for God. Effective Protestant ministries train workers to follow up on this spiritual longing.
Before a stadium crusade, I would give follow-up workers a six-week training course.
I showed them how to present a Protestant interpretation of the conversion experience with a selective use of bible verses. The scripture of choice was of course John 3: 3, the "born-again" verse: "Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'
I used the "touch and go" scripture technique, similar to that used by pilots training for landings and takeoffs. We would briefly touch down on John 3: 3 to show that being born again was necessary for eternal life. Then I would describe conversion in terms of being born again. We would make a hasty takeoff before reading John 3: 5 which stresses the necessity of being "born of water and spirit." I never mentioned that for 20 centuries the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, echoing the unanimous teaching of the Church fathers, understood this passage as referring to the Sacrament of Baptism! And I certainly never brought up Titus 3: 5 ("He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit"wink as a parallel reference to John 3: 5.
In my experience as a Protestant, all the Catholics who had a conversion in a Protestant setting lacked a firm grasp of their Catholic faith.
In twenty years of Protestant ministry, I never met a Catholic who knew that John 3: 3-8 describes the sacrament of Baptism. It wasn't hard to convince them to disregard the sacraments along with the Church that emphasized the sacraments.
Proverbs says: "He who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him" (18: 17). Catholics without a scriptural foundation for their Catholic beliefs never hear "the rest of the story." My selective use of scripture made the Protestant perspective seem so absolutely sure. Over time, this one-sided approach to scripture caused Catholics to reject their Catholic faith.
3: Accuse the Catholic church of denying salvation by grace.
Catholics often consider Protestants who proselytize to be bigoted, narrow-minded, or prejudiced.
This is unfair and inaccurate; a profound charity energizes their misguided zeal.
There was only one reason I led Catholics out of the Church: I thought they were on their way to hell. I mistakenly thought the Catholic Church denied that salvation was by grace; I knew that anyone who believed this wasn't going to heaven. Out of love for their immortal souls, I worked tirelessly to convert them.
I used Ephesians 2: 8-9 to convince Catholics that it was imperative for them to leave the Church:
_For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast._
First I would say, "The Bible says that salvation is by grace and not by works. Right?" Their answer was always yes. Then I would say, "The Catholic Church teaches that salvation is by works. Right?" (I never met a Catholic who did not say yes. Every Catholic I met during my twenty years of ministry confirmed my misconception that Catholicism taught salvation is by works instead of grace.) Finally, I would declare, "The Catholic Church is leading people to hell by denying salvation is by grace. You'd better join a church that teaches the true way to heaven."
Because I would also do a "touch and go" in Ephesians, I rarely quoted verse 10 which says, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Listen carefully to stadium evangelists, televangelists, and radio preachers. Nine times out of ten they will quote Ephesians 2: 8-9 with great emphasis and never mention verse 10.
We are not slaves futilely trying to earn salvation by doing "works of the law" (Eph. 2: 8-9). Yet as sons of God we are inspired and energized by the Holy Spirit to do "good works" as we cooperate with our heavenly father in extending the Kingdom of God (Eph. 2: 10). Catholicism believes and teaches the full message of Ephesians 2: 8-10, without equivocating or abbreviating the truth.
For twenty centuries the Catholic Church has faithfully taught that salvation is by grace. Peter the first pope said, "We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved" (Acts 15: 11). The Catechism of the Catholic Church, fully endorsed by Pope John Paul II, says, "Our justification comes from the grace of God" (section 1996).
Protestantism started when Martin Luther declared that we are justified (made righteous) by faith alone. At the time I was leading Catholics out of the Church, I wasn't aware that Martin Luther had added the word alone to his translation of Romans 3: 28 in order to prove his doctrine. (The word alone is not found in any contemporary Protestant English translation of Romans 3: 28.) I didn't realize that the only place the bible mentions "faith alone" in the context of salvation is in James 2: 24, where the idea of faith alone is explicitly refuted: "You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone." This verse was troubling, but I either ignored it, or twisted it to mean something other that what the verse and its context clearly taught.
_Should Catholics participate in Protestant events?_
I have no objection to Catholics participating in Protestant-oriented events and worthwhile ecumenical activities provided that:
* they have a firm grasp of their Catholic faith.
* they know their faith well enough to articulate it to a non-Catholic, using scripture and the Church fathers.
* they have the maturity to realize that the most profound presence of Christ isn't necessarily found in the midst of loud noise and high emotion, but in quiet moments like Eucharistic adoration (see 1 Kings 19: 11-12).
Unfortunately, the majority of Catholic men born after WWII don't meet the above conditions.
For them, attending Protestant functions may be opening a door that will lead them right out of the Catholic Church.
There are now thousands of Catholic men on the brink of leaving the one Church Christ died to establish. I recently heard of a group of Catholic men who decided not to consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church in their small-group bible study. They believed that all they needed was scripture alone.
Three of these men claimed that they no longer believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I can tell you from experience where this group is headed: straight out of the Catholic Church.
Over the past three decades, thousands of Catholics have left the Church for Protestant pastures. The largest church in America is the Catholic Church; the second largest group of Christians in America is former-Catholics. The Catholic men's movement has a solemn obligation to help men discover the biblical and historical roots of their Catholic faith. Then, rather than leaving, they will become instruments to help others discover the treasures of Catholicism.
Remember that a man who leaves the Church will often take his family with him — for generations. It took my family four hundred years — 10 generations to come back to the Church after a generation of my ancestors in Norway, England, Germany and Scotland decided to leave the Catholic Church.
As one whose family has made the round-trip back to Catholicism, let me extend a personal plea to Catholic men, especially the leaders of various Catholic men's groups: don't put untrained Catholics in a Protestant setting. They might gain a short-term religious experience, but they take the long-term risk of losing their faith. It would be highly irresponsible to expose them to Protestantism before they are fully exposed to Catholicism.
At my dad's funeral twenty-nine years ago, I tearfully sang his favorite hymn, Faith of Our Fathers. Little did my dad, a minister's son, or I realize that the true faith of our forefathers was Roman Catholicism. Every day I thank God for bringing me back to the ancient Church of my ancestors. Every year God gives me breath on this earth I will keep proclaiming to both my Protestant brethren and to Catholics the glorious truth of the kingdom. COPIED
Romance / Love Your Own Beautiful Wife by Marioplus(m): 5:59pm On Nov 24, 2017
╔════ � � � ════╗
*Love Your*
*"Own Beautiful Wife"*
�Don’t shout at your
wife when you are
talking. It really
hurts her.
*Proverbs 15:1*
�Do not speak evil
of her to anyone.
Your wife will become
who you call her.
*Gen. 2:19*
�Do not share her love
or affection with another
woman.
It is called Adultery.
*Matt. 5:28*
�Never compare your
wife to another woman.
If the other woman was
good for you, God would
have given her to you.
*2 Cor. 10:12*
�Be gentle and
accommodating. She
has sacrificed so much
to be with you.
It hurts her deeply
when you are hash
and irritating.
Be tender.
*Eph. 4:2*
�Hide nothing from her.
You are now one and
she’s your helpmate.
Let there be no secret
you are keeping
from her.
*Gen. 2:25*
�Do not make negative
comment about her
body. She risked her
life and beauty to carry
your babies. She is a
living soul not just
flesh and blood.
*Proverbs 18:22*
�Do not let her body
determine her worth.
Cherish and appreciate
her even till old age.
*Eph. 5:29*
�Never shout at her
in the public and in
private. If you have
an issue to sort with
her, do it in the privacy
of your room.
*Matt. 1:19*
�Thank and appreciate
her for taking good
care of you, the kids
and the house. It is
a great sacrifice she
is making.
*1 Thesso. 5:18*
�All women cannot
cook the same way;
appreciate your
wife’s food.
It is not easy to cook
three meals a day,
365 days a year
for several years.
*Pro. 31:14*
�Never place your
siblings before her.
She is your wife.
She is one with you.
She must come
before your family.
*Gen. 2:24*
�Invest seriously in
her spiritual growth.
Buy books, tapes and
any material that will
edify her *&* strengthen
her walk with God.
That’s the best thing
you can do for her.
*Eph. 5:26*
�Spend time with her
to do Bible study
and pray.
*James 5:16*
�Make time to play
with her and enjoy
her company.
Remember when you
are dead, she’s gonna
be by your grave but
your friends may be
too busy to attend
your funeral.
*Ecc. 9:9*
�Never use money
to manipulate or
control her. All your
money belongs to
her. She is a joint heir
with you of the
grace of God.
*1 Pet. 3:7*
�Do not expose her
weakness. You will be
exposing yourself too.
Be a shield around her.
*Eph. 5:30*
�Honour her parents
and be kind to her
siblings.
*SOS. 8:2*
�Never cease to tell
her how much you
love her all the days
of her life. Women
are never tired of
hearing that.
*Eph. 5:25*
�Grow to be like Jesus.
That’s the only way
you can be a good
and godly husband.
*Rom. 8:29*
*SAVE A HOME TODAY,*
*PASS IT ON*
TO ALL MEN PLEASE
LIKEWISE TO ALL WOMEN.

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Family / Believe Me by Marioplus(m): 5:51pm On Nov 24, 2017
Believe me, no matter what anyone thinks, God is still faithful to those who are faithful to Him. The word of God will never change. The word of God supersedes every theory or thought about your body and sexuality propounded by any human being. The Word of God is time-tested, the word of God is proven to work wonders, the Word of God put human lives with ugly sins/past into a righteous path and the word of God delivers all it promises! The one who can sort you out and make your life worth living is the word Himself {JESUS CHRIST}!
Do not let the world’s sexual permissiveness becloud your sense of reasoning. If sleeping with men for money works for others, who says it would work for you? {it is only a phenomenon, *phenomenon* works for some people but it does not work for everybody even if you observe all its rules but the word of God is a *principle* it works for everybody/anybody who aligns to its rules at any given point in time}
Do you know what your destiny/star requires to manifest? Be patient my love! Be of good courage! I perfectly understand how you feel but the earlier you surrender your soul to JESUS CHRIST the better for you! The Holy Spirit is your helper and he can move situations to submit to your needs and perplexities no matter the economic, physical, emotional, spiritual challenges. The Help of the Holy Spirit is working out things in your favor right now! {Habakkuk 1:5 "I am doing a work in your life right now that when it manifests, you will be surprised"}
{Temilolu Okeowo}
Romance / Believe Me by Marioplus(m): 5:40pm On Nov 24, 2017
Believe me, no matter what anyone thinks, God is still faithful to those who are faithful to Him. The word of God will never change. The word of God supersedes every theory or thought about your body and sexuality propounded by any human being. The Word of God is time-tested, the word of God is proven to work wonders, the Word of God put human lives with ugly sins/past into a righteous path and the word of God delivers all it promises! The one who can sort you out and make your life worth living is the word Himself {JESUS CHRIST}!
Do not let the world’s sexual permissiveness becloud your sense of reasoning. If sleeping with men for money works for others, who says it would work for you? {it is only a phenomenon, *phenomenon* works for some people but it does not work for everybody even if you observe all its rules but the word of God is a *principle* it works for everybody/anybody who aligns to its rules at any given point in time}
Do you know what your destiny/star requires to manifest? Be patient my love! Be of good courage! I perfectly understand how you feel but the earlier you surrender your soul to JESUS CHRIST the better for you! The Holy Spirit is your helper and he can move situations to submit to your needs and perplexities no matter the economic, physical, emotional, spiritual challenges. The Help of the Holy Spirit is working out things in your favor right now! {Habakkuk 1:5 "I am doing a work in your life right now that when it manifests, you will be surprised"}
{Temilolu Okeowo}

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Romance / Word by Marioplus(m): 2:59pm On Nov 22, 2017
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." {2 Timothy 2:19}
Health / Allow Jesus Christ by Marioplus(m): 11:46am On Nov 22, 2017
Friend, Many people in this world suffer greatly. They endure much pain, abuse, rejection and loneliness, not knowing that JESUS GAVE UP HIS LIFE to give them FREEDOM and PEACE. JESUS wants to make HIMSELF REAL in your heart today {22nd November, 2017}, manifesting His transforming power— first in your spirit and then in your relationships, finances, health, vocation and all other aspects of your life.
Receive the Exchange by Faith:
Why believe in JESUS?
Because He died and was resurrected so that YOU {Put Your Name Here} could have access to the fullness of God’s abundant life in all its facets.
JESUS IS ALIVE!
Every provision He secured by His death and resurrection is available RIGHT NOW (22-11-2017) for those who receive HIM in their HEARTS and CONFESS HIM as LORD and SAVIOR of their LIVES. 1st requirement is to claim BY FAITH, HIS GREAT EXCHANGE—
Exchanging YOUR SIN for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, YOUR DEATH for HIS LIFE, YOUR SICKNESS for HIS HEALTH and YOUR OPPRESSION for HIS FREEDOM.
This DAY MAY be the MOST IMPORTANT moment of YOUR LIFE. Allow the Giver of life the opportunity to grant you ETERNAL LIFE. If you will receive JESUS wholeheartedly, you will realize that the sole purpose of this MESSAGE is to give YOU the MOST VALUABLE GIFT a HUMAN BEING can EVER receive— a NEW LIFE in JESUS on EARTH and an EXISTENCE in the PRESENCE of GOD for ETERNITY. YOU can receive JESUS and HIS GREAT EXCHANGE by saying this prayer with sincerity and humbleness:
“Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for ME and that HE was raised from the dead. I CONFESS that HE is MY SAVIOR and MY LORD. By faith, I claim Jesus’ great EXCHANGE— exchanging MY SIN for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, MY DEATH for HIS LIFE, MY SICKNESS for HIS HEALTH, and MY OPPRESSION for HIS FREEDOM. Thank You that I am “BORN OF GOD,” that I have entered Your KINGDOM and that I NOW (this 22nd November, 2017) live in the fullness of Jesus’ life. Please use me to spread Your kingdom in this world, carrying Your salvation, healing, deliverance and miracles to others through the POWER OF YOUR HOLY SPIRIT in JESUS NAME. Amen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYxKRoONrfY&t=127s {23 minutes in Hell}
Family / Allow Jesus Christ by Marioplus(m): 10:58am On Nov 22, 2017
Friend, Many people in this world suffer greatly. They endure much pain, abuse, rejection and loneliness, not knowing that JESUS GAVE UP HIS LIFE to give them FREEDOM and PEACE. JESUS wants to make HIMSELF REAL in your heart today {22nd November, 2017}, manifesting His transforming power— first in your spirit and then in your relationships, finances, health, vocation and all other aspects of your life.
Receive the Exchange by Faith:
Why believe in JESUS?
Because He died and was resurrected so that YOU {Put Your Name Here} could have access to the fullness of God’s abundant life in all its facets.
JESUS IS ALIVE!
Every provision He secured by His death and resurrection is available RIGHT NOW (22-11-2017) for those who receive HIM in their HEARTS and CONFESS HIM as LORD and SAVIOR of their LIVES. 1st requirement is to claim BY FAITH, HIS GREAT EXCHANGE—
Exchanging YOUR SIN for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, YOUR DEATH for HIS LIFE, YOUR SICKNESS for HIS HEALTH and YOUR OPPRESSION for HIS FREEDOM.
This DAY MAY be the MOST IMPORTANT moment of YOUR LIFE. Allow the Giver of life the opportunity to grant you ETERNAL LIFE. If you will receive JESUS wholeheartedly, you will realize that the sole purpose of this MESSAGE is to give YOU the MOST VALUABLE GIFT a HUMAN BEING can EVER receive— a NEW LIFE in JESUS on EARTH and an EXISTENCE in the PRESENCE of GOD for ETERNITY. YOU can receive JESUS and HIS GREAT EXCHANGE by saying this prayer with sincerity and humbleness:
“Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for ME and that HE was raised from the dead. I CONFESS that HE is MY SAVIOR and MY LORD. By faith, I claim Jesus’ great EXCHANGE— exchanging MY SIN for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, MY DEATH for HIS LIFE, MY SICKNESS for HIS HEALTH, and MY OPPRESSION for HIS FREEDOM. Thank You that I am “BORN OF GOD,” that I have entered Your KINGDOM and that I NOW (this 22nd November, 2017) live in the fullness of Jesus’ life. Please use me to spread Your kingdom in this world, carrying Your salvation, healing, deliverance and miracles to others through the POWER OF YOUR HOLY SPIRIT in JESUS NAME. Amen!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYxKRoONrfY&t=127s
Romance / Allow Him by Marioplus(m): 10:50am On Nov 22, 2017
Friend, Many people in this world suffer greatly. They endure much pain, abuse, rejection and loneliness, not knowing that JESUS GAVE UP HIS LIFE to give them FREEDOM and PEACE. JESUS wants to make HIMSELF REAL in your heart today {22nd November, 2017}, manifesting His transforming power— first in your spirit and then in your relationships, finances, health, vocation and all other aspects of your life.
Receive the Exchange by Faith:
Why believe in JESUS?
Because He died and was resurrected so that YOU {Put Your Name Here} could have access to the fullness of God’s abundant life in all its facets.
JESUS IS ALIVE!
Every provision He secured by His death and resurrection is available RIGHT NOW (22-11-2017) for those who receive HIM in their HEARTS and CONFESS HIM as LORD and SAVIOR of their LIVES. 1st requirement is to claim BY FAITH, HIS GREAT EXCHANGE—
Exchanging YOUR SIN for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, YOUR DEATH for HIS LIFE, YOUR SICKNESS for HIS HEALTH and YOUR OPPRESSION for HIS FREEDOM.
This DAY MAY be the MOST IMPORTANT moment of YOUR LIFE. Allow the Giver of life the opportunity to grant you ETERNAL LIFE. If you will receive JESUS wholeheartedly, you will realize that the sole purpose of this MESSAGE is to give YOU the MOST VALUABLE GIFT a HUMAN BEING can EVER receive— a NEW LIFE in JESUS on EARTH and an EXISTENCE in the PRESENCE of GOD for ETERNITY. YOU can receive JESUS and HIS GREAT EXCHANGE by saying this prayer with sincerity and humbleness:
“Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for ME and that HE was raised from the dead. I CONFESS that HE is MY SAVIOR and MY LORD. By faith, I claim Jesus’ great EXCHANGE— exchanging MY SIN for HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, MY DEATH for HIS LIFE, MY SICKNESS for HIS HEALTH, and MY OPPRESSION for HIS FREEDOM. Thank You that I am “BORN OF GOD,” that I have entered Your KINGDOM and that I NOW (this 22nd November, 2017) live in the fullness of Jesus’ life. Please use me to spread Your kingdom in this world, carrying Your salvation, healing, deliverance and miracles to others through the POWER OF YOUR HOLY SPIRIT in JESUS NAME. Amen!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYxKRoONrfY&t=127s
Romance / Selling Contraceptives And Abortion Pills by Marioplus(m): 10:20pm On Nov 21, 2017
After posting the question I got from a friend yesterday, I received so many messages via inbox asking for the reply I gave the woman. I never considered sharing it, at least not today, until last night when I saw a notification from Valerie Amanda still echoing the same thing.
"Sir I would like to hear your advice to this guy."
So, I started editing our long chat with(name and sex withheld) so that it will be clearer.
Now you have it!
The question:
"I have a questions, it has been disturbing me. I work in the pharmacy. We sale contraceptives, ranging from condom to even pills use for abortion. To a great extent, some of these drugs (and contraceptives like condoms) sell more because it is usually in high demand. I am in a dilemma, I do not like the fact that I sell what aid people to sin especially abortion pills, I feel like I am guilty too."
My edited replies:
I do not know how to respond to you. I have a feeling that you already know what to do.
You need the money to pay your bills due to the economic situation in the country, so for that, you will not want to stop work. Yet any time you give a customer an abortion pills, it breaks your heart.
I cannot provide you with a new job if I ask you to quit the job. Yet, I cannot in all sincerity tell you that selling contraceptive drugs and especially abortion pills are good either.
And again, you cannot agree to work in a pharmacy store with the knowledge of all that is involved, and your employer still pays you your due salary, yet you on your part will now begin to select what to sell or not. That is not fair to your employer if we must be sincere.
I just want you to know how complicated this situation of yours is.
So I will ask you to think about it this way:
SEE IT AS A CALLING. . .
Yes, you heard me. . . as a calling.
We all are called in different ways. Some are fighting for justice from government. Others are priests and sisters ministering to people. Some have dedicated their life to helping the poor. Some as mentors to their children.
So, maybe this is your own special calling.
I will explain.
Not all Christians get this type of heart break over administering abortion pills. To many, it is simply business. They are into buying and selling and it bothers them not what you do with what you bought.
But you are different! How, I don't know.
Now, I want you to bear this in mind, not everyone is like you. If you even refuse to sell the pills, there are countless others who will. And those desperate to get the pills will still get it. So, finally, the only good thing you may have succeeded in doing is that they did not buy it from you. But at the end, they still bought it, they still did the abortion.
You want to know explicitly what I am trying to say?
Okay!
I have a friend who was feeling exactly what you are feeling right now. In her own case, the husband is the one that owns the pharmacy store, but she is the one that does almost all the selling.
She always feels bad anytime she gives out abortion pills like Misoprostol, Mifepristone or Gemeprost. Unfortunately for her, her husband is that type of person that does not care about what the drugs do. For him, it is business and he is putting food on the table.
This my friend, anytime she is alone in the shop, she will tell any customer that comes for abortion pills that they don't have and she will watch the customers as they go to the next shop close to theirs to buy it. Because of this, herself and her husband have had countless quarrels and fights until one day she sat down and talked to herself thus: even if we stop selling abortion pills, there are three other pharmacy stores close to ours. Those times that I refused to sell, they still bought it finally. So, what is really the difference?
Then something struck her in her heart, she prayed about it for weeks. It was as though something was boiling in her heart.
She stopped fighting her husband over abortion pills, she comes into the shop with so much happiness, so much joy that is so contagious. Whenever a customers comes for abortion pills, the manner at which she will welcome the person with so much joy and smile, you will think the person came to give her a thousand dollar.
She will request that the customer come in and sit down on a chair she provided. She will enquire who really is the person taking the drug. Then she will check the blood pressure of the woman. All these with smiles. Then she will bring out the drugs. She will tell the customer the prescription. Then she will begin to make the woman to feel at home. She will somehow begin to talk about her own first pregnancy, how she wanted to take the pills and terminate it. In no time, the customer is relaxed. And surprisingly the customer starts talking about herself too. She will talk about how she got pregnant, how all that the man wanted was sex, how miserable she feels getting pregnant. How scared she is about having an abortion.
Gradually, this my friend is entering into her customers life. They are bonding. The customer who is pregnant is looking for an ear to pour her heart. She is looking for just one person who understands. Now she finds it.
My friend at this point having known the situation, will gently begin to bring other possible ideas. She will get her number. She will visit her in the house. She will provide money when need be. And this pregnant woman begins for the first time to consider keeping the baby. (Note that this my friend sees this more of a force beyond her. She never for once felt it was her power. That is why she kept praying.)
My friend has saved five children last year through this. She feels so fulfilled. There are others that ended up aborting though. . . but at least she knows their story. She understands.
Ironically, after birth, these women will not want to give out their children even when they agreed that the baby may be sent to children's home or given to someone without a child to adopt at a high price.
This is her own calling. This make her happy!
Now, my friend's solution may no be applicable to all situation and to all people who are not happy that they are selling abortion pills, but if there is one thing to learn, let it be that: Desperate times need desperate response. Difficult questions need difficult answers. Yesterday's solution may not work for today's problem. The approach may be different, but the result is one.
Jesus said, be gentle as a dove and be cleaver as the serpent. There is no time that those words of Christ are best applicable than now.
Romance / Feed That Soul With The Word by Marioplus(m): 8:34pm On Nov 19, 2017
Just feed that man/woman with the "Word of God", let the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of the Word) to shape them into the path/purpose he had already pre-arranged for them before the foundation of the world in Christ Jesus("Even *before the world* was made, God had *already* chosen *us* to be his through *our union with Christ*, so that we would be *holy* and *without fault before him*." Eph. 1:4, "God has made *us* what *we are*, and in *our union* with *Christ Jesus* he has created *us* for a *life of good deeds*, which he has *already prepared* for *us* to *do*." Eph. 2:10)
You need not worry about any human soul for it is the breath of the living God that makes man/woman a living being. ("Then the Lord God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live." Gen.2:7)
That *breath* of God is the *Spirit* of *the word of God* that directs the heart of any man/woman to wherever it pleases him (" The Lord controls the mind of a king as easily as he directs the course of a stream." Proverbs 21:1) thus when you consistently feed human souls with correct teaching of God's Word then the Holy Spirit will begin to manifest his righteousness in them as he said "because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey his own purpose." (Phil. 2:13)
Romance / Praying In Tongues by Marioplus(m): 2:29pm On Nov 16, 2017
"Indeed, the Lord will teach this people [in a more humiliating way]
By [men with] stammering lips and a foreign tongue,
12
He who said to them, “This is the place of quiet, give rest to the weary,”
And, “This is the resting place,” yet they would not listen." {Isaiah 28:11-12}
with *stammering lips and foreign tongue*
try to collaborate with the Holy Spirit as he speaks through you in the stammering lips and foreign language whenever it comes into your mind
stop holding back your tongues for the Holy Spirit to speak through you
Praying in tongues releases *quietness and rest* to our weary soul/mind and body
You do not need any special feeling or sensation or in the Church or in a formal prayer gathering to pray in tongues.
Release it as you speak your normal language "Good-Morning, how are you?" to people around you or even talking to yourself.
When we pray in tongues;
we are talking to God,
we are edifying ourselves
we are speaking mysteries and hidden things from the spirit-realm to the physical realm
we are releasing quietness and rest upon our soul/mind and body.
we enter into our rest in God thus "for there remains a *rest* for those who are *people of God*" {Hebrews 4:9}
The day of this rest is *today* always in the now {Hebrews 4:7}
HOLY SPIRIT (reketemasayi zeborobesa ingodorema suliareprose indabase xokotorewayi harabodena gaturewoye loposerate Ruach Ha Kodesh quandaza eloposetimase) in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Romance / Wisdom by Marioplus(m): 2:07pm On Nov 16, 2017
The book of Wisdom in the Holy Bible,
Peruse through it,
You will be greatly nourished
"I learned things that were well known and things that had never been known before, because Wisdom, who gave shape to everything that exists, was my teacher." (Wisdom 7:21-22)
Jesus Christ is Our Wisdom ("He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us *wisdom* from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption" 1 Cor. 1:30)
Studying completely the whole book of Wisdom will give you some key-facts of the personality of Jesus Christ and the Trinity God who indwells, moves and lives inside our spirit, soul and body as believers *forever* thus "Jesus answered him, those who love me will keep my word and my Father will love them and *we* will come to them and make *our home* with them" (John 14:23)
It is what we *know* about God that we can manifest as *carriers of God* thus "for if there is eagerness/enthusiasm (commitment to studying God's word), gifts of God will manifest according to what one *has* not according to what one *does not have*" (2 Cor.8:12)
Let us therefore study the word of God in-order to start manifesting and behaving like God.
Our Mother Mary is the Mother of Wisdom (JESUS CHRIST)
Our Lady Seat(Carrier) of Wisdom,
Pray for us.
May the Holy Spirit ignite the desire for reading/studying/meditating on his word every second of our lives on this earth as well as the correct/genuine understanding of his words in our hearts in Jesus Name. Amen.
Religion / Melchisedek And Maturity- Heb 5:11-63 by Marioplus(m): 11:30pm On Nov 08, 2017
Today’s reflection will help one to honestly assess where one is today in one’s pursuit of Christian maturity. The Scriptures are given to us to guide and lead us, and as we study today, we will find that there’re different kinds of instructions for different groups of Christians on the basis of their maturity. Some are addressed to the babes (in Greek *“Nepios”*) in Christ; others, to the maturing in Christ, and then, there’re instructions for the “fathers” or the spiritually mature in Christ. This is not determined by age. The one who’s still a babe in Christ may quote and confess God’s, but they haven’t really caught it. Is not welling out from their heart. The word has not become flesh in their life. They are controlled by the senses. They think or say “What if it doesn’t work?”, “If it is your will, heal me or do this…”, “I am feeling it now”. "Babes in Christ" are men of little spiritual growth, carnal as opposed to spiritual. They walked by the senses.
Here is a picture of people who have been professing Christ for many years. By this time, they ought to have been teachers, but they need yet to have someone teach them the very ABC's of the gospel, the word of Christ. It is a case of slow maturity. They have been Christians for years but they still cannot help anyone else. They have nothing to say to help another who may be struggling with problems. They cannot even point someone to Christ. There is no ability to help or instruct another. They need milk, the writer says, instead of strong meat. They do not understand the "word of righteousness or skillful in the word of righteousness. They are unable to discern good from evil. They are still babes which in Greek is called ‘nepios’ (pronounced nay'-pee-os) meaning:
1) an infant, little child
2) a child that cannot speak.
3) metaphorically childish, untaught, unskilled
*CONSEQUNCES OF REMAINING A BABE*
From the above description, one can observe in the passage that age doesn’t produce maturity in faith. Another good observation from the text shows that immaturity is self-identifying. It has certain clear marks which provide a simple test that anyone can take to determine whether he belongs in this classification or not. There is so much of the riches of the Melchizedek priesthood of Christ which I will like us to know, *" he says, "which would make your starved humanity burst into bloom like buds in the spring if you could but grasp it, but you would not get it because you are so dull of hearing."* The immature loses so much, and they risk even more. There is a very grave danger threatening those who continue in this condition of prolonged immaturity.
The Bible says, *“…the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” (Galatians 4:1) *. This simply means the one who’s spiritually immature can’t walk in his inheritance, his rights and privileges in Christ. Another translation renders it like this: “Galatians 4:1:4 - *What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world” *. That is why some Christians are still under the elements of this world. Why many Christians suffers. They complain to God, “Why me”. “If it is your will”, “You are punishing God because of my sin to teach me something” They speak different vocabulary. While in our culture as disciples of Christ, we have a vocabulary, which we need to keep talking and walking in it. Peter does not walk on the water; He walk on the word.
*THE REMEDY (Hebrews 6:1-3) *
Growing up spiritually requires that we feed on God’s Word daily, Meditate ( in Hebrew “hagah” which means to moan, make a sound , ponders, utter, speak, muse) on the word ,for the Word is meat (spiritual food) indeed. 1 Peter 2:2 affirms this; it says, *“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.”* So, keep growing in, and by the Word, and enjoy the greater glories and treasures of Christ. Let looks at the word of our master in John 15:7 *If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. * . This is not prayer. It is saying * “if you ask(in Greek “aiteo” which means “call up”) whatever you need, it will done ( in Greek “Ginomai” which means “it will be generated or created”, It shall come into being)*. Even if it is not existing, it will be generated or created.
There was a time when we lived off milk as a child, but got to a stage when we had to stop relying on only milk for nourishment. Man does not leave by bread alone but by the Word. That’s how it is with God’s Word. You start with the sincere milk (the simple truth) of the Word, but you don’t remain there; you progress to the “strong meat” of the Word. Strong meat is for those who are of full age; they’ve come to maturity in Christ (Hebrews 5:14).
Become mature in the things of the Spirit and in the Kingdom of God; that’s God’s dream for you. He said in Ephesians 4:13, *“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge (“Epignosis”) of the Son of God, unto perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” * A true spiritual maturity is yielding oneself to be trained by the Word of God, and living above the senses. To remain a baby spiritually is to cheat oneself and not enjoy God’s best. Tell yourself today, I have to grow to maturity. Whatever it will take, I need to be at that level to dominate my world (in Greek “aion” which means “an age, a period” In other way “In my own age or period or in my own time”) and enjoy God’s best for my life. In Hebrews 11:3, We know that *“Through faith we understand that the worlds (“aion”) were framed (which is from the Greek, “katartizo.” It means to mend, to fix, to set in order, to arrange, and to fashion.) by the word (which is rendered “rhema” in Greek) of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” *
*1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things*. We have to become matured and reprogrammed our mindset with the Word of God. Babes loses a lot as a Christians. He is not different from a slave. Such is under the element of the world. He is not living in God’s best. Grow in the knowledge of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ. Meditate on God’s word and personalize it. Hope to see all of us fully matured to experience extraordinary creative miracle and Gods goodness and love in the world. God needs many channels which is you and I to express Himself in a full measure to humanity. Don’t remain a BABE
Have a great day Remain bless. Amen.
Bro. Sunday Aroh.....
Romance / Melchisedek And Maturity- Heb 5:11-63 by Marioplus(m): 11:23pm On Nov 08, 2017
Today’s reflection will help one to honestly assess where one is today in one’s pursuit of Christian maturity. The Scriptures are given to us to guide and lead us, and as we study today, we will find that there’re different kinds of instructions for different groups of Christians on the basis of their maturity. Some are addressed to the babes (in Greek *“Nepios”*) in Christ; others, to the maturing in Christ, and then, there’re instructions for the “fathers” or the spiritually mature in Christ. This is not determined by age. The one who’s still a babe in Christ may quote and confess God’s, but they haven’t really caught it. Is not welling out from their heart. The word has not become flesh in their life. They are controlled by the senses. They think or say “What if it doesn’t work?”, “If it is your will, heal me or do this…”, “I am feeling it now”. "Babes in Christ" are men of little spiritual growth, carnal as opposed to spiritual. They walked by the senses.
Here is a picture of people who have been professing Christ for many years. By this time, they ought to have been teachers, but they need yet to have someone teach them the very ABC's of the gospel, the word of Christ. It is a case of slow maturity. They have been Christians for years but they still cannot help anyone else. They have nothing to say to help another who may be struggling with problems. They cannot even point someone to Christ. There is no ability to help or instruct another. They need milk, the writer says, instead of strong meat. They do not understand the "word of righteousness or skillful in the word of righteousness. They are unable to discern good from evil. They are still babes which in Greek is called ‘nepios’ (pronounced nay'-pee-os) meaning:
1) an infant, little child
2) a child that cannot speak.
3) metaphorically childish, untaught, unskilled
*CONSEQUNCES OF REMAINING A BABE*
From the above description, one can observe in the passage that age doesn’t produce maturity in faith. Another good observation from the text shows that immaturity is self-identifying. It has certain clear marks which provide a simple test that anyone can take to determine whether he belongs in this classification or not. There is so much of the riches of the Melchizedek priesthood of Christ which I will like us to know, *" he says, "which would make your starved humanity burst into bloom like buds in the spring if you could but grasp it, but you would not get it because you are so dull of hearing."* The immature loses so much, and they risk even more. There is a very grave danger threatening those who continue in this condition of prolonged immaturity.
The Bible says, *“…the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” (Galatians 4:1) *. This simply means the one who’s spiritually immature can’t walk in his inheritance, his rights and privileges in Christ. Another translation renders it like this: “Galatians 4:1:4 - *What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world” *. That is why some Christians are still under the elements of this world. Why many Christians suffers. They complain to God, “Why me”. “If it is your will”, “You are punishing God because of my sin to teach me something” They speak different vocabulary. While in our culture as disciples of Christ, we have a vocabulary, which we need to keep talking and walking in it. Peter does not walk on the water; He walk on the word.
*THE REMEDY (Hebrews 6:1-3) *
Growing up spiritually requires that we feed on God’s Word daily, Meditate ( in Hebrew “hagah” which means to moan, make a sound , ponders, utter, speak, muse) on the word ,for the Word is meat (spiritual food) indeed. 1 Peter 2:2 affirms this; it says, *“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.”* So, keep growing in, and by the Word, and enjoy the greater glories and treasures of Christ. Let looks at the word of our master in John 15:7 *If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. * . This is not prayer. It is saying * “if you ask(in Greek “aiteo” which means “call up”) whatever you need, it will done ( in Greek “Ginomai” which means “it will be generated or created”, It shall come into being)*. Even if it is not existing, it will be generated or created.
There was a time when we lived off milk as a child, but got to a stage when we had to stop relying on only milk for nourishment. Man does not leave by bread alone but by the Word. That’s how it is with God’s Word. You start with the sincere milk (the simple truth) of the Word, but you don’t remain there; you progress to the “strong meat” of the Word. Strong meat is for those who are of full age; they’ve come to maturity in Christ (Hebrews 5:14).
Become mature in the things of the Spirit and in the Kingdom of God; that’s God’s dream for you. He said in Ephesians 4:13, *“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge (“Epignosis”) of the Son of God, unto perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” * A true spiritual maturity is yielding oneself to be trained by the Word of God, and living above the senses. To remain a baby spiritually is to cheat oneself and not enjoy God’s best. Tell yourself today, I have to grow to maturity. Whatever it will take, I need to be at that level to dominate my world (in Greek “aion” which means “an age, a period” In other way “In my own age or period or in my own time”) and enjoy God’s best for my life. In Hebrews 11:3, We know that *“Through faith we understand that the worlds (“aion”) were framed (which is from the Greek, “katartizo.” It means to mend, to fix, to set in order, to arrange, and to fashion.) by the word (which is rendered “rhema” in Greek) of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” *
*1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things*. We have to become matured and reprogrammed our mindset with the Word of God. Babes loses a lot as a Christians. He is not different from a slave. Such is under the element of the world. He is not living in God’s best. Grow in the knowledge of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ. Meditate on God’s word and personalize it. Hope to see all of us fully matured to experience extraordinary creative miracle and Gods goodness and love in the world. God needs many channels which is you and I to express Himself in a full measure to humanity. Don’t remain a BABE
Have a great day Remain bless. Amen.
Bro. Sunday Aroh.....
Religion / Total Consecration by Marioplus(m): 9:46am On Nov 07, 2017
Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
33-days classes has started in different Catholic Parishes since Sunday 5th November through 8 December {Feast of Immaculate Conception}, 2017.
Make enquiries for the time and venue of your own parish.
Go and Learn how to grow in Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through genuine/sincere humility that God bestowed upon our Mother Mary!!!
This is my 17-years of being involved.
I have never regretted it
I have no doubts about who she is in her relationship to JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR AND LORD!
It does not replace Jesus Christ as a Mediator with Virgin-Mary rather brings human being to accept their humanity(weakness) as a genuine way to approach GOD.
God took human flesh in order to help man appreciate his humanity which creates a need for his total/absolute dependence of God as his Creator/Savior/Help/Redeemer.
Jesus Christ taking human flesh is a way of uplifting humanity to Divinity; this he clarified in choosing to honor Mary a human being as his own mother {THE MOTHER OF GOD}.
It is not about pride, arrogance and misquoting/misinterpreting the Holy Bible rather it is the only honest path of humility to God.
The whole holy bible interprets a person, being and God; JESUS CHRIST. {John 5:39}
Our Mother Mary was privileged by God to carry Jesus Christ in her womb. {Luke 1:31-33}
She meditated on the word of God in her heart day and night
She is filled with the Holy Spirit,{Luke 1:31}
She releases the Holy Spirit in full to anybody she encounters {Elizabeth in Luke 1:41 a good example even the child in her womb} because she always carries Jesus Christ inside her being.
She teaches everyone she encounters to obey JESUS CHRIST {"Do whatever he tells you" John 2:5}
She discovers what is wrong in our relationship with God, goes to her Son Jesus Christ to tell him "Son, their wine has finished" {John 2:3} before we even discover what is wrong.
She is full of Grace; unmerited favors flows through her to those who encounter her.
It is God that honored her first {Luke 1:28}
The honor given to her is declared by the Holy Bible is continuous, nobody can stop it {Luke 1:48}.
Are you scared she is being given undue attention? She was the 1st person to be scared of such honor however God affirms that it is him{GOD} who chose to honor her that way hence it is not idolatry or replacement of the role of Jesus Christ as a mediator between God and man rather honor from God to her because she has been given the privilege to bear in her womb; JESUS CHRIST (Son of God and God himself) thus "Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God" {Luke 1:29-30}
ALL TO JESUS CHRIST!!!
THROUGH MARY OUR MOTHER!!!
Romance / Total Consecration by Marioplus(m): 9:37am On Nov 07, 2017
Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
33-days classes has started in different Catholic Parishes since Sunday 5th November through 8 December {Feast of Immaculate Conception}, 2017.
Make enquiries for the time and venue of your own parish.
Go and Learn how to grow in Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through genuine/sincere humility that God bestowed upon our Mother Mary!!!
This is my 17-years of being involved.
I have never regretted it
I have no doubts about who she is in her relationship to JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR AND LORD!
It does not replace Jesus Christ as a Mediator with Virgin-Mary rather brings human being to accept their humanity(weakness) as a genuine way to approach GOD.
God took human flesh in order to help man appreciate his humanity which creates a need for his total/absolute dependence of God as his Creator/Savior/Help/Redeemer.
Jesus Christ taking human flesh is a way of uplifting humanity to Divinity; this he clarified in choosing to honor Mary a human being as his own mother {THE MOTHER OF GOD}.
It is not about pride, arrogance and misquoting/misinterpreting the Holy Bible rather it is the only honest path of humility to God.
The whole holy bible interprets a person, being and God; JESUS CHRIST. {John 5:39}
Our Mother Mary was privileged by God to carry Jesus Christ in her womb. {Luke 1:31-33}
She meditated on the word of God in her heart day and night
She is filled with the Holy Spirit,{Luke 1:31}
She releases the Holy Spirit in full to anybody she encounters {Elizabeth in Luke 1:41 a good example even the child in her womb} because she always carries Jesus Christ inside her being.
She teaches everyone she encounters to obey JESUS CHRIST {"Do whatever he tells you" John 2:5}
She discovers what is wrong in our relationship with God, goes to her Son Jesus Christ to tell him "Son, their wine has finished" {John 2:3} before we even discover what is wrong.
She is full of Grace; unmerited favors flows through her to those who encounter her.
It is God that honored her first {Luke 1:28}
The honor given to her is declared by the Holy Bible is continuous, nobody can stop it {Luke 1:48}.
Are you scared she is being given undue attention? She was the 1st person to be scared of such honor however God affirms that it is him{GOD} who chose to honor her that way hence it is not idolatry or replacement of the role of Jesus Christ as a mediator between God and man rather honor from God to her because she has been given the privilege to bear in her womb; JESUS CHRIST (Son of God and God himself) thus "Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God" {Luke 1:29-30}
ALL TO JESUS CHRIST!!!
THROUGH MARY OUR MOTHER!!!
Religion / Predestination by Marioplus(m): 7:43pm On Nov 01, 2017
Predestination, in theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God, usually with reference to the eventual fate of the individual soul. Explanations of predestination often seek to address the "paradox of free will", whereby God's omniscience seems incompatible with human free will...
"Shall we say, then, that God is unjust? Not at all. 15 For he said to Moses, “I will have mercy on anyone I wish; I will take pity on anyone I wish.” 16 So then, everything depends, not on what we humans want or do, but only on God's mercy. 17 For the scripture says to the king of Egypt, “I made you king in order to use you to show my power and to spread my fame over the whole world.” 18 So then, God has mercy on anyone he wishes, and he makes stubborn anyone he wishes.
God's Anger and Mercy
19 But one of you will say to me, “If this is so, how can God find fault with anyone? Who can resist God's will?” 20 But who are you, my friend, to talk back to God? A clay pot does not ask the man who made it, “Why did you make me like this?” 21 After all, the man who makes the pots has the right to use the clay as he wishes, and to make two pots from the same lump of clay, one for special occasions and the other for ordinary use.22 And the same is true of what God has done. He wanted to show his anger and to make his power known. But he was very patient in enduring those who were the objects of his anger, who were doomed to destruction. 23 And he also wanted to reveal his abundant glory, which was poured out on us who are the objects of his mercy, those of us whom he has prepared to receive his glory.24 For we are the people he called, not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles. 25 This is what he says in the book of Hosea:“The people who were not mine I will call ‘My People.’The nation that I did not love I will call ‘My Beloved.’26 And in the very place where they were told, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called the children of the living God.”27 And Isaiah exclaims about Israel: “Even if the people of Israel are as many as the grains of sand by the sea, yet only a few of them will be saved; 28 for the Lord will quickly settle his full account with the world.” 29 It is as Isaiah had said before, “If the Lord Almighty had not left us some descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.” (Romans 9:14-29).This teaching requires careful analysis with the HolySpirit guide.
Shall we say that God is unjust for some people to have husband immediately after graduation even after being promiscuos in the University while the sincere ones have nobody saying hi not to mention, I want to come and see your parents?
Shall we say that God is unjust to choose Israel only for salvation instead of the whole human race?
Shall we say God is unjust to allow the current presidency to be unleashing his mean fiasco upon Nigerians while Godly people are praying in Nigeria?
Shall we say God is unjust to allow a woman to give birth to Only one male-child and at the finish of house-manship as a medical doctor, that child dies?
We have so many questions.
To ask God if in our own human context, he said "he is just".
However, we have a clear cut confirmation that God is not *UNJUST*
Yes!!!
Let us go through details.
God decided to create man in his own image and likeness exalted mankind above angels.
Lucifer got angry and saw this as unjust while intruding into the choice of God and it made him loose his heavenly position.
If he decided to make lucifer a stone instead of angel or place him above mankind, would he complain? NO!!!
He was busy quarrelling with God's choice of priority.
We say God is unjust to us because of momentary inconveniences we face as human beings, what if God chose to make us sand; are we going to complain?
Not at all!!!
God created man and gave him, dominion over every other thing/being created before man however man did not know who he was as image of God already but yet wants to be wise like God.
Ignorance caused man to fall for the deceit of the devil.We receive the Grace for the knowledge of God's word in our lives right now in replacement for ignorance in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
We now know what has been freely given to us in the Holy Spirit because as believers we have the Holy Spirit inside us as individuals (1 Cor. 2:12). Predestination means God has designed all that will manifest in a human being before he was created to become it.
Yes!!!
God created us to love us and not to destroy us.
God created us to serve him and give him glory and not for us to satisfy our own needs without caring to serve him and give him glory.We belong to God for his use and not for our own personal pleasure and achievements on earth as a primary purpose above serving God first(1st) or in our carriers or ministry-anointing or social responsibilities of marrying husband/wife, giving birth to male/female child, having a particular amount of cash in our bank accounts or networth in cash and fixed assets or achieving a political position or heights or making a notorious name or famous achievements in human eyes without serving him and seeking his PRIORITY OVER our own needs/wants.All these things are good in themselves but they cannot save our souls from hell-fire and our own righteousness built outside of faith in Jesus Christ can never please God and will lead any soul to hell-fire no matter your achievements on this earth. Hence we declared God to be unjust because he did not allow us to achieve all these things at our own time.
Remember predestination means God knows all things that will happen to a man/woman before they happen.
God created man to be with him forever as the Holy Bible declared that "God walked with man in the cool of the evening in the Garden" (Genesis).So he predestined man for *an eternal and unbroken relationship.*
But lucifer came with his jealousy and sabotaged this predestined good life for man by God.Then God sort to select one Person(Jesus Christ) in One particular race (Judah) out of the whole human race existing at that time to restore the whole human family back to himself thus "God was in his son Jesus Christ reconciling men to himself and not counting our sins any more but have given us a share in this message of reconciliation" (2 Cor.5:19).
And so "God so much loves the world that he gave his only Son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish in hell-fire but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
" Those who believe in the Son are not judged; but those who do not believe have already been judged, because they have not believed in God's only Son" (John 3:18).
This pathway then lead him to restore the whole human race to his initial purpose for man (RELATIONSHIP) in Christ Jesus.
This is what Jesus said before he achieved this reconciliation between God and man thus " Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing." (Matthew 23:37).
By predestination in view of the instruction that God gave mankind in Eden, God declared thus "On the day you shall eat of this tree (disobedience to my instruction), you shall die" (Genesis 2:17).
So, death (biological death and eternal damnation) has been prefigured as the reward for disobedience or sin upon mankind if he disobeys thus Paul declared "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23) and he actually disobeyed through the deceit of the serpent. so anyone who commits sin in his/her heart or acts-out on sin in the external is also applying for untimely death and eternal damnation.This is what man incured upon himself and the whole lineage of mankind by disobedience yet God who predestined this rule which is secondary to his primary predestination for mankind decided to make sure the primary predestination overrides this secondary predestination caused by disobedience hence he sent his Son as a human being to die in the place of the ordinary human being so that humanity will continue to exist and his relationship with mankind will continue to exist not allowing the jealousy of the devil to OVERRIDE THIS PRIMARY PURPOSE and at the same time fulfill the law/rule/judgment he gave which is "that man must die for disobeying" (Genesis 2:17).
So Jesus Christ died as man to fulfill this law that God decreed by himself hence this confirms the very fact that God is Faithful to his Word no matter the situation.
Jesus Christ fulfilling this law can be seen in these following Scriptures "What the Law could not do, because human nature was weak, God did. He condemned sin in human nature by sending his own Son, who came with a nature like our sinful nature, to do away with sin. 4 God did this so that the righteous demands of the Law might be fully satisfied in us who live according to the Spirit, and not according to human nature." (Romans 8:3-4).
Going further "13 You were at one time spiritually dead because of your sins and because you were Gentiles without the Law. But God has now brought you to life with Christ. God forgave us all our sins; 14 he canceled the unfavorable record of our debts with its binding rules and did away with it completely by nailing it to the cross.( Colossians 2:13-14.).
This confirms the Words of St. James thus "But Mercy has triumphed over the judgement of our sins" (James 2:13).The Preface of the Holy Eucharistic Prayer puts it thus "In Love, You created man, In justice you condemned him but in Mercy you redeemed Him".
So love of God brought us into creation for a relationship as the primary purpose of God's predestination for man.
But man's sin through the deceit of satan released a secondary predestination which is condemnation.
But to confirm that his original nature is love and his primary purpose for man is superior to punishment he released his mercy.However Scriptures have it that God knew man could disobey and fall away so he has already created a remedy for mankind incase he should fall because man is man who has a weak nature thus Jesus Christ was defined as the Lamb of God who was slaughtered before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:cool.Infact at Easter Virgil Mass, the Church calls it the *necessary sin of Adam*
Have you heard such statements before *the necessary sin of Adam*?
So that the Mercy of God will be REVEALED!!!
So the mercy of God comes to stop what our sinful nature deserves which is untimely biological death and eternal damnation.
Thus by his death, Jesus Christ has destroyed the death we deserved by the effects of Adam's sin upon us and our own personal sins then he replaced our deserved death with life not any type of life but a life of immortality which cannot be destroyed by devil/demons/sin again through the light of his Gospel (2 Timothy 1:10).
Also the Grace of God comes to release unto us good things we do not deserve because of the effects of Adam's sin upon us and our own personal sins which is called unmerited favors.
Thus "Grace had appeared to us...".
Something that appeared to you is what you do not work for, pray for, labor for or even imagine. A good example is the oxygen you are breathing into your nostrils right now.
Imagine that people breath in oxygen based on their prayer-request to God for oxygen, how many human beings will be alive?
Most of the things we enjoy on this earth were not our prayers or collaboration with Grace and Faith that brought them that is why need to always pray for Grace, unmerited favors from God and appreciate him for his Gracious gifts to us, our families, friends, country, business and the whole world no matter the situation we find ourselves. Because he continues to give them to us without our permission. Knowing what we need most and providing them ahead of us before we even dare to ask, imagine or think hence St. PAUL declared "the power of God at work inside us is more than we can think, pray or imagine" (Ephesians 3:20).
So as we were saying "Grace has appeared to us bringing with it Salvation and this Grace teaches us how to be holy, self-controlled and upright in this generation" (Titus 2:11-12).
Grace is what gives us ability to be holy in this generation, so Grace is not a license to be committing sin anyhow and anywhere then continue to pretend that all is well.
In the city of Sodom and Gomorrha, Lot had 3-daughters who were Virgins. Virginity here is not just I have not had sexual intercourse with a man/woman yet I masturbate, watch pornography, use my hands to be squeezing my genital organs, using sex-toys/candles/cucumber/carrots e.t.c, wearing nude and half-nude clothes, reading pornographic novels/magazines under the disguise that I am preparing how to have sex with my future husband/wife, listening and watching promiscous movies and songs both Nigerian made and foreign ones.
They were Virgins in the Spirit, Soul and Body.
In this generation, my age-mates and your age-mates as well as people facing the same sinful challenges and financial difficulties even emotional drives are living pure and unstained life so I/You have no excuse to submit to any sin at all because Grace is fully available for ME/YOU thus "THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR SIN" (John 15:22). Remember where sin is (1% ability to fornicate) there also Grace abounds much more (100% ability not to fornicate) at the same point in time (Romans 5:20) so all I/You need to do at that point is to *ask the Holy Spirit to help us to stand on the ability of Grace* and pull through such temptations without committing sin hence we should not for any reason create opportunity for temptations to ourselves or for our fellow human beings. The devil is the tempter, do not be an agent of temptation for any reason at all and do not allow anybody to tempt you either.So with Grace and Mercy clearly defined we can be assured to say that everything both what human being defined as Good or bad will surely be turned into good for me or for you through the primary predestination of God for mankind as long as we continue to maintain our faith in Christ Jesus Our Lord!!!
Hence we say " We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.29 Those whom God had already chosen he also set apart to become like his Son, so that the Son would be the first among many believers. 30 And so those whom God set apart, he called; and those he called, he put right with himself, and he shared his glory with them." (Romans 8:28-30).So predestination for each individual soul is *ONLY CORRECT* as long as such a person continues to maintain his faith in Christ Jesus not minding the current difficulties, sorrows and challenges bearing in mind that his predestination in Jesus Christ will surely turn it around for good at God's time.
May the Holy Spirit grow us in Grace and Faith in Jesus Name. Amen.
Religion / Solemnity Of All Saints by Marioplus(m): 6:59pm On Nov 01, 2017
SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS: WHAT IS A SAINT? ARE THE SAINTS DEAD? CAN THEY REALLY HEAR US? WHY ASKING FOR THEIR INTERCESSION? IS IT IN THE BIBLE?

(By Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ)

Dear friends in Christ, Holy Mother Church celebrates today, the Solemnity of All Saints. A Solemnity is the highest liturgical rank of a feast in the Church calendar; examples include: Feast days of our Lord, His Blessed Mother, Saints Peter and Paul, All Saints Day, etc. All Saints Day is a special feast day in which Catholics celebrate all the Saints, known and unknown. That is, while most saints have a particular feast day in the Catholic calendar, not all of those feast days are observed.Also, we have some saints in Heaven (our brothers and sisters who led holy lives and have departed this world) who have not been canonized by the Church, and whose sainthood is known to God alone, they have no particular feast day. For this reason, the Church in her wisdom set aside a special day on November 1 to celebrate these holy men and women, remembering the outcome of their lives and imitating their faith; just as the Letter to the Hebrews commands us to do: “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7). But then, what really is a saint? Why do we venerate them, and ask for their intercession?

The word “Saint” comes from the Latin “Sanctus” and literally means "Holy." In the New Testament, the term “Saint” is broadly used to refer to all who believe in Jesus Christ and who follow His teachings. Saint Paul often addresses his epistles to "the Saints" of a particular city (see, for instance, Ephesians 1:1 and2 Corinthians 1:1). With time, it became clear that some Christians lived lives of extraordinary, or heroic, virtue, beyond that of the average Christian believer; these particular Christians were eminent examples of the moral virtues (or cardinal virtues), and they practiced the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity and exhibited the gifts of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Consequently, the word saint, previously applied to all Christian believers, became more narrowly applied to such people, with the belief that they are being rewarded in heaven, as such they were venerated after their deaths as saints, usually by the members of their local church or the Christians in the region where they had lived, because they were familiar with their good deeds; as stated above in the letter to the Hebrews (13:7). Since the word “saint” means “holy”, we can also use it to refer to the angels and other holy beings in heaven, for they are holy messengers of God set to always carry out His Will; that is why we often apply the term (saint) to them – Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael etc…Hence, if we believe that the saints are in heaven, can they really hear us? Besides, some have accused Catholics of conjuring the dead, which is a very false accusation. Let us consider the following:

The Critics of the Catholic Church often say that the Saints in heaven cannot even hear our prayers, making it useless to ask for their intercession. However, this is not true. The saints are not dead, they are alive. Jesus says that “God is NOT the God of the dead, but of the living” (Matthew 22:32). The letter to the Hebrews says that we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses, in Hebrews 12:1. Witnesses have to be alive in order to testify on our behalf to the Supreme Judge. In Revelation 6:10, we learn that the saints in heaven know what is going on down here on earth. People who believe that being dead in the body is also dead in the soul are called atheists, not Christians. It would be sinful to conjure up a dead person, like Saul did with Samuel (1 Samuel 28:14), in order to gain hidden knowledge (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). But asking for intercession (1 Timothy 2:1) from holy people is very biblical, due to the power they have (James 5:16). Revelation 5:8 and 8:3 plainly state that the saints and angels present our prayers to God in the form of incense.

Saints pray alongside with us to Jesus as our intercessors. They do not stand "between" us and God. They only pray with us and for us to Jesus who is the MEDIATOR and the WAY. This can be seen, for example, in Revelation 5:8, where John depicts the saints in heaven offering our prayers to God under the form of "golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." But if the saints in heaven are offering our prayers to God, then they must be aware of our prayers. They are aware of our petitions and present them to God by interceding for us.Some might argue that in this passage, the prayers being offered were not addressed to the saints in heaven, but directly to God. Yet this argument would only strengthen the fact that the angels and saints in heaven can hear our prayers; for then, the saints would be aware of our prayers even when they are not directed to them. In any case, it is clear from Revelation 5:8 that the saints in heaven do actively intercede for us. We are explicitly told by John that the incense they offer to God are the prayers of the saints. Prayers are not physical things and cannot be physically offered to God. Thus, the saints in heaven are offering our prayers to God mentally. In other words, they are interceding.

Another Scriptural passage where we see the intercessory role of the saints is in Exodus 23:20-23. Here, God said: “Behold I am sending my angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. Be attentive to him and obey him. Don’t rebel against, for he will not forgive your sins. My authority is within him”. In the Gospel of Matthew, we hear Jesus saying: “See that you don’t despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven look upon the face of my heavenly Father” – Matt 18:10. The phrase “look upon the face” (apart from enjoying the beatific vision) can also be referred to an act of seeking for a favour. This is similar to the expression in Psalm 123:2 – “Just as the eyes of slaves are on their masters' hand, or the eyes of a slave-girl on the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are on the Lord our God, till He shows us His mercy.” Similarly, the eyes of the angels are always on the Lord God, till He shows his favour to us His Children. This is a great act of interceding to God on our behalf. Hence, in this regard, Jesus tells us indirectly of the intercessory role of angels in heaven.

Another objection from the Critics of the Catholic Church on the intercession of saints hangs on the claim that, if the saints intercede for us as we claim, it would violate the sole mediatorship of Christ, which Paul discusses: "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Tim. 2:5). To this, we ask them: what is He the mediator of? In Hebrews 9:15 and Hebrews 12:24, we learn that Jesus is the mediator of THE NEW COVENANT. A covenant is a contract or agreement between two or more parties. In the biblical setting, Covenant is how God has chosen to communicate to us, to redeem us, and to guarantee us eternal life in Jesus. In this covenant, God the Father and the Son made an agreement regarding the elect. This covenant was made before the universe was created, and it consisted of the Father promising to bring to the Son all whom the Father had given Him (John 6:39; 17:9, 24). Above all, let us take a look at the very words of Jesus in the last supper: “…Take this, all of you, and drink from it; this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the New and Everlasting Covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven…” (see Mark 14:22-24; Matt 26:26-28; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor 11:23-25). To this effect, we come to understand better that asking the saints to Intercede for us to Jesus Christ, does not equate them to being the mediator of the New Covenant; they are 2 entirely different things. Let us consider further objections.

Another objection from the Critics of the Catholic Church is: How, then, can Mary and the saints listen to and answer thousands upon thousands of petitions made simultaneously in many different lands and in many different languages? Many of such petitions are expressed, not orally, but only mentally, silently. How can Mary and the saints, without being like God (omnipresent and omniscient) know the secrets of all hearts? Does it mean that they are also omnipresent and omniscient like God? A simple response to this is; if being in heaven were like being in the next room, then, of course, these objections would be valid. This really shows that those who make these objections possess a childish view of heaven; they have failed to understand that those in heaven are not restricted by space and time. Space and time are only qualities of this material universe. A mortal, unglorified person in the next room would indeed suffer the restrictions imposed by the way SPACE AND TIME work in our universe. However, the Saints are not in the next room, and they are not subject to the time/space limitations of this life; for time and space only makes meaning in this life and not in the life hereafter. This does NOT imply that the saints in heaven, therefore, must be omniscient, as God is; it is only by GOD’S GRACE that they can communicate with others in heaven or with us. And the argument about petitions arriving in different languages is even further off the mark. Does anyone really think that in heaven the saints are restricted to languages? After all, it is God himself who gives the gift of tongues and the interpretation of tongues. To be in heaven is to enjoy the fullness of God’s graces and benefits. Therefore, it is by God’s grace and benefits that the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Saints are able to understand the numerous languages on earth and at the same time. Surely those Saints in Revelation understand the prayers they are shown to be offering to God.

Therefore, the Church in all her wisdom and guided by the Holy Spirit, set aside a day like this (1st of November) as the Solemnity of All Saints. It is a Holy Day of Obligation; hence, we are obliged to attend Mass; and unite our prayers with those of the Saints; asking God to grant us the graces of the Beatitudes, as seen in the Gospel (Mtt 5:1-12A), so that on the last day, we may be counted among the faithful in the company of the saints; just as we see in the First Reading (Rev 7:2-4, 9-14) "After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands." Indeed, how wonderful is God among His Saints; come let us adore Him!

The full nature of God is possessed by the saints currently in Heaven right now thus "See what an incredible quality of love the Father has shown to us, that we would [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, we are [even here and] now children of God, and it is not yet made clear what we will be [after His coming]. We know that when *HE COMES AND IS REVEALED*, we will [as His children] be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is [in all His glory]. 3 And everyone who has this hope [confidently placed] in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (holy, undefiled, guiltless). {1 John 3:1-3}. Hence they hear and see as God in whose presence they abide forever!!!

WATCH OUT FOR PART II OF THIS POST TOMORROW – ALL SOULS

SHALOM!
Romance / Practicing The Word by Marioplus(m): 3:50pm On Oct 22, 2017
18 He chose to give us birth through the WORD of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all he created.
19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. {James 1:18-27}
The theme of this passage centers on God's living Word:
Being born through the Word (1:18)
Preferring the Word to moral filth (1:19-21)
Letting the Word save us (1:21)
Listening to and practicing the Word (1:22-25)
Experiencing the freedom of the Word (1:25)
Living out the Word's teaching in practical ways (1:26-27)
May the Holy Spirit fill us with the sincerity of allowing these fruits of His Grace to manifest every second in our lives in Jesus Name. Amen.
Religion / The Place Of Mary by Marioplus(m): 11:47am On Oct 17, 2017
The Catholic Church needs us to grow in sound teachings about Marian Knowledge and Holy Spirit Knowledge for a balanced spirituality and inner peace of soul.
The whole world needs our Mother Mary for a balanced relationship with the Trinity God.
It is God that made this movement and process necessary thus "The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!”29 Mary was *deeply troubled* by the angel's message, and *she wondered* what his words meant. 30 The angel said to her, *“Don't be afraid,* Mary; *God has found favor with you.*
Not because of who she is (human person) but because God chose her as a human being to carry *him* in her womb/body. Through our Mother Mary to Jesus Christ we have a *human to God* type of relationship. Through our direct move towards God we have a *God to God* type of relationship which will always create a friction.
Because in this 2nd type of relationship we are jumping a step.
We are denying our humanity and weakness and claiming strong and equal with God despite the fact we know we are human beings.
We jump A to C just like in alphabet reading.
We will always have friction in such type of relationship.
That was why God chose to come to us through a human pathway so that we can acknowledge our humanity as a pathway to coming to him.
Recognising our humanity prefigures humility.
This quality is the gift of God to our Mother Mary which destroyed the pride of devil.
This is the quality of a human being that destroyed the quality of an angel.
Exegesist i.e. people who study the indepth nature of the Holy Bible have it that Genesis 1:1 embodies the creation of angels first before the creation of man in Genesis 1:26-28 according to produres.
"In the beginning, when God created the universe," (Genesis 1:1).
So the term universe is said to include among so many other things "angels".
So lucifer as an angel saw man as a lower being to them because they (angels) have no mortal bodies made of dust but only 'spirit' hence the jealousy that stirred up in his heart when God said "let us create man in our own image" (Genesis 1:26) which placed 'a being' created later in creation process above 'other beings' created first (1st).And God gave that later being(mankind) his COMPLETE NATURE.
This jealousy in his heart made him to revolt against God's choice and decision in terms of creation process thus " 23 When God created us, he did not intend for us to die; he made us like himself. 24 It was the Devil's jealousy that brought death into the world, and those who belong to the Devil are the ones who will die." (Wisdom 2:23-24). The revolution of lucifer (1st in ranking amongst angels) made God to give Michael (2nd ranking amongst angels) his power to chase lucifer away from heaven thus a war broke in heaven.
Lucifer with his mindset and gifts as well as position thought he will defeat Michael since he(Michael) is his junior in ranking but he did not know that any being with God's power is superior no matter what and can conquer any battle thus "It is not by Power or Might but by my Spirit says the Lord" (Zech.4:6).
Michael sent him away from heaven with his angels and became the Number 1 in ranking and ever faithful/loyal servant of God.
"Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, who fought back with his angels; 8 but the dragon was defeated, and he and his angels were not allowed to stay in heaven any longer. 9 The huge dragon was thrown out—that ancient serpent, named the Devil, or Satan, that deceived the whole world. He was thrown down to earth, and all his angels with him." (Revelation 12:7-9).Lucifer did not just go away to the earth but he swore an oath thus " The dragon was furious with the woman and went off to fight against the rest of her descendants, all those who obey God's commandments and are faithful to the truth revealed by Jesus." (Revelation 12:17).
So many people do not want trouble with the devil but the devil has sworn to deal with them thus any man/woman who believes in Jesus Christ and collaborates with the Holy Spirit in manifesting the life of Holiness has an arch-enemy (devil). You will only be deceiving yourself if you are saying "I do not want any trouble with the devil and his angels (demons) while they are already fighting you day and night as well as accusing you day and night before God.
So many people say they believe in Jesus Christ and keep the commandments of God but Virgin Mary is not there Mother. May be you just ask the Holy Spirit why did his word call everybody who obeys God Commandment and witness to Jesus Christ the children of that woman?
For those who doubt that the woman refered to in this passage of the Scripture is not Mary Mother of Jesus Christ, I encourage you to use Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me, I will answer you and I will show you secrets and mighty things you do not know" to pray and ask the Holy Spirit directly which woman this passage is making reference to!
It will also be good if someone claims to obey God's Word will tell us how he/she fulfils the Word of God in Luke 1:48 " for he has remembered me, his lowly servant! From now on *all people will call me happy*".
In honoring our Mother Mary, you put on the humility of a real human being who needs God as 'a Savior' therefore approaching Jesus Christ in a most perfect way. Humility is the core attribute to sincerity in worshipping God. Sincerity in worshipping God is defined by a man/woman who prays thus "God I want to worship you in your own style/method not in my own style/method"...."Jesus Christ, I want to worship you in your style/method not in my own style/method"...."Holy Spirit, I want to worship you in your own style/method not in my own style/method".
"Trinity God, I want to worship you in your own style/method not in my own style/method"...."Father help me by your Grace in line with your word" thus Our Mother declared " I am the Lord's servant,” said Mary; “may it happen to me according to YOUR WORD said.” And the angel left her." (Luke 1:38). Humility moves God in any man beyond any other thing thus " I myself created the whole universe! I am pleased with those who are humble and repentant, who fear me and obey me." (Isaiah 66:2). Humility is number-1 i.e. I need God to help me no matter who I am or where I may have gotten in life or what I may have achieved in life, Repentance Number-2; No matter how Holy I claim to be I need the mercy of God, I ask always ask God for the forgiveness of my sins even if I think I have not committed any sin thus anywhere I find myself I confess my sins to Jesus Christ any time my conscience warns me about any and plead the blood of Jesus Christ to wash me and I believe I cleansed completely as the Holy Spirit who forgave me at any location of my confession still leads me to the Sacrament of reconciliation for another powerful absolution and cleansing through the Priest who will carry my sins and take them to the altar through the Holy Mass and nail all of them to Calvary as Jesus Christ did on the day of his death on good-friday thus " he canceled the unfavorable record of our debts with its binding rules and did away with it completely by nailing it to the cross." (Colossian 2:14). This is why Paul said "...every time you eat his body and drink his blood, you proclaim his death until he comes again" (1 Cor. 11:26). The Sacrament of reconciliation is not the same thing as councilling done by a believer to help you in a particular sinful habit becuase there is a great difference between "these signs shall follow believers" (Mark. 16:15-20) which is manifested in any believer in Christ Jesus and "Becuase you have been with me all these while thereforeI confer a kingdom on you just like my Father gave to me, you shall eat and drink with me in my kingdom (EUCHARISTIC AUTHORITY) and you shall judge the 12-tribes of Israel (CONFESSIONAL ABSOLUTION AUTHORITY) found in Luke 22:28-30 to confirm it further the author of hebrews stated thus "no one takes this honor upon himself but is chosen as Aaron was" (Hebrews 5:4) henve this call has a process just like Aaron was chosen to be a Priest in Exodus 28:1 following instead of Moses who is closest to God. That someone is a Catholic Priest does not make him holier than every other believer but he is called through a defined process to precide over the family of believers in peculiar functions. It should be noted that Catholic Priesthood is the easiest way to heaven and the easiest way to hell-fire hence the person involved is still expected to make a personal choice of where he wants to spend eternity. It is our duty to pray for them to chose heavenly sanctity above mere titles or special authorities used to execute the Holy Seven Sacraments of the Church. Because He is a Validly ordained Catholic Priests after the confessionals he carries our sins and his own then climbs the altar through the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary to nail all our sins to the Cross just like Jesus did on Good-Friday hence a councillor cannot do this thus it is not the same thing with councilling done anywhere. The Power to absolve sins given to the apostles is particular to them and very necessary for every believer including the Priests themselves to confess their sins to their fellow Priests or else that conditional tone of Christ will not be used there thus "whose sin you forgive are forgiven and whose sin you retain are retained" hence some sins can be forgiven or retained depending on the judgement of the Priests who acts in the Person of Christ who desires mercy for each human soul hence such a person must be adequately trained to function in that capacity and have a genuine disposition to the working manifestations of the Holy Spirit who has a particular reason of leading a sinner to the confessional when he said to them; "go and show yourself to the priest" (Luke 17:14) hence the faculty of Sacramental confession is the 1st thing always taken away from a validly ordained Catholic at the show of disobedience to Christ and his Church anytime anyday. We continue to pray for our Priests that the Holy Spirit will sustain them in Grace, Truth and Sound doctrine in Jesus Name. Amen. So sacrament of reconciliation is not the same as councilling and every believer in Jesus needs to partake in this unmerited throne of forgiveness while on this earth by returning to complete obedience to the Church. May the Holy Spirit help those who are separated by birth and prejudice from the Church discover this sound truth and return to the Church for complete healing in Jesus Name. Amen.
Reverential fear of God is defined by your unrelenting thirst to obey every word of God written in the Holy Bible just to tell God how much you appreaciate his love towards you not just because of the fear of hell-fire alone.
Thus Obedience to your word is the delight of my soul. Jeremiah 15:16 " You spoke to me, and I listened to every word. I belong to you, Lord God Almighty, and so your words filled my heart with joy and happiness". May the Holy Spirit enlighten the eyes of our mind to comprehend his inspired interpretation(rhema) of this write-up as individuals and a family of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Romance / The Place Of Mary by Marioplus(m): 11:42am On Oct 17, 2017
The Catholic Church needs us to grow in sound teachings about Marian Knowledge and Holy Spirit Knowledge for a balanced spirituality and inner peace of soul.
The whole world needs our Mother Mary for a balanced relationship with the Trinity God.
It is God that made this movement and process necessary thus "The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!”29 Mary was *deeply troubled* by the angel's message, and *she wondered* what his words meant. 30 The angel said to her, *“Don't be afraid,* Mary; *God has found favor with you.*
Not because of who she is (human person) but because God chose her as a human being to carry *him* in her womb/body. Through our Mother Mary to Jesus Christ we have a *human to God* type of relationship. Through our direct move towards God we have a *God to God* type of relationship which will always create a friction.
Because in this 2nd type of relationship we are jumping a step.
We are denying our humanity and weakness and claiming strong and equal with God despite the fact we know we are human beings.
We jump A to C just like in alphabet reading.
We will always have friction in such type of relationship.
That was why God chose to come to us through a human pathway so that we can acknowledge our humanity as a pathway to coming to him.
Recognising our humanity prefigures humility.
This quality is the gift of God to our Mother Mary which destroyed the pride of devil.
This is the quality of a human being that destroyed the quality of an angel.
Exegesist i.e. people who study the indepth nature of the Holy Bible have it that Genesis 1:1 embodies the creation of angels first before the creation of man in Genesis 1:26-28 according to produres.
"In the beginning, when God created the universe," (Genesis 1:1).
So the term universe is said to include among so many other things "angels".
So lucifer as an angel saw man as a lower being to them because they (angels) have no mortal bodies made of dust but only 'spirit' hence the jealousy that stirred up in his heart when God said "let us create man in our own image" (Genesis 1:26) which placed 'a being' created later in creation process above 'other beings' created first (1st).And God gave that later being(mankind) his COMPLETE NATURE.
This jealousy in his heart made him to revolt against God's choice and decision in terms of creation process thus " 23 When God created us, he did not intend for us to die; he made us like himself. 24 It was the Devil's jealousy that brought death into the world, and those who belong to the Devil are the ones who will die." (Wisdom 2:23-24). The revolution of lucifer (1st in ranking amongst angels) made God to give Michael (2nd ranking amongst angels) his power to chase lucifer away from heaven thus a war broke in heaven.
Lucifer with his mindset and gifts as well as position thought he will defeat Michael since he(Michael) is his junior in ranking but he did not know that any being with God's power is superior no matter what and can conquer any battle thus "It is not by Power or Might but by my Spirit says the Lord" (Zech.4:6).
Michael sent him away from heaven with his angels and became the Number 1 in ranking and ever faithful/loyal servant of God.
"Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, who fought back with his angels; 8 but the dragon was defeated, and he and his angels were not allowed to stay in heaven any longer. 9 The huge dragon was thrown out—that ancient serpent, named the Devil, or Satan, that deceived the whole world. He was thrown down to earth, and all his angels with him." (Revelation 12:7-9).Lucifer did not just go away to the earth but he swore an oath thus " The dragon was furious with the woman and went off to fight against the rest of her descendants, all those who obey God's commandments and are faithful to the truth revealed by Jesus." (Revelation 12:17).
So many people do not want trouble with the devil but the devil has sworn to deal with them thus any man/woman who believes in Jesus Christ and collaborates with the Holy Spirit in manifesting the life of Holiness has an arch-enemy (devil). You will only be deceiving yourself if you are saying "I do not want any trouble with the devil and his angels (demons) while they are already fighting you day and night as well as accusing you day and night before God.
So many people say they believe in Jesus Christ and keep the commandments of God but Virgin Mary is not there Mother. May be you just ask the Holy Spirit why did his word call everybody who obeys God Commandment and witness to Jesus Christ the children of that woman?
For those who doubt that the woman refered to in this passage of the Scripture is not Mary Mother of Jesus Christ, I encourage you to use Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me, I will answer you and I will show you secrets and mighty things you do not know" to pray and ask the Holy Spirit directly which woman this passage is making reference to!
It will also be good if someone claims to obey God's Word will tell us how he/she fulfils the Word of God in Luke 1:48 " for he has remembered me, his lowly servant! From now on *all people will call me happy*".
In honoring our Mother Mary, you put on the humility of a real human being who needs God as 'a Savior' therefore approaching Jesus Christ in a most perfect way. Humility is the core attribute to sincerity in worshipping God. Sincerity in worshipping God is defined by a man/woman who prays thus "God I want to worship you in your own style/method not in my own style/method"...."Jesus Christ, I want to worship you in your style/method not in my own style/method"...."Holy Spirit, I want to worship you in your own style/method not in my own style/method".
"Trinity God, I want to worship you in your own style/method not in my own style/method"...."Father help me by your Grace in line with your word" thus Our Mother declared " I am the Lord's servant,” said Mary; “may it happen to me according to YOUR WORD said.” And the angel left her." (Luke 1:38). Humility moves God in any man beyond any other thing thus " I myself created the whole universe! I am pleased with those who are humble and repentant, who fear me and obey me." (Isaiah 66:2). Humility is number-1 i.e. I need God to help me no matter who I am or where I may have gotten in life or what I may have achieved in life, Repentance Number-2; No matter how Holy I claim to be I need the mercy of God, I ask always ask God for the forgiveness of my sins even if I think I have not committed any sin thus anywhere I find myself I confess my sins to Jesus Christ any time my conscience warns me about any and plead the blood of Jesus Christ to wash me and I believe I cleansed completely as the Holy Spirit who forgave me at any location of my confession still leads me to the Sacrament of reconciliation for another powerful absolution and cleansing through the Priest who will carry my sins and take them to the altar through the Holy Mass and nail all of them to Calvary as Jesus Christ did on the day of his death on good-friday thus " he canceled the unfavorable record of our debts with its binding rules and did away with it completely by nailing it to the cross." (Colossian 2:14). This is why Paul said "...every time you eat his body and drink his blood, you proclaim his death until he comes again" (1 Cor. 11:26). The Sacrament of reconciliation is not the same thing as councilling done by a believer to help you in a particular sinful habit becuase there is a great difference between "these signs shall follow believers" (Mark. 16:15-20) which is manifested in any believer in Christ Jesus and "Becuase you have been with me all these while thereforeI confer a kingdom on you just like my Father gave to me, you shall eat and drink with me in my kingdom (EUCHARISTIC AUTHORITY) and you shall judge the 12-tribes of Israel (CONFESSIONAL ABSOLUTION AUTHORITY) found in Luke 22:28-30 to confirm it further the author of hebrews stated thus "no one takes this honor upon himself but is chosen as Aaron was" (Hebrews 5:4) henve this call has a process just like Aaron was chosen to be a Priest in Exodus 28:1 following instead of Moses who is closest to God. That someone is a Catholic Priest does not make him holier than every other believer but he is called through a defined process to precide over the family of believers in peculiar functions. It should be noted that Catholic Priesthood is the easiest way to heaven and the easiest way to hell-fire hence the person involved is still expected to make a personal choice of where he wants to spend eternity. It is our duty to pray for them to chose heavenly sanctity above mere titles or special authorities used to execute the Holy Seven Sacraments of the Church. Because He is a Validly ordained Catholic Priests after the confessionals he carries our sins and his own then climbs the altar through the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary to nail all our sins to the Cross just like Jesus did on Good-Friday hence a councillor cannot do this thus it is not the same thing with councilling done anywhere. The Power to absolve sins given to the apostles is particular to them and very necessary for every believer including the Priests themselves to confess their sins to their fellow Priests or else that conditional tone of Christ will not be used there thus "whose sin you forgive are forgiven and whose sin you retain are retained" hence some sins can be forgiven or retained depending on the judgement of the Priests who acts in the Person of Christ who desires mercy for each human soul hence such a person must be adequately trained to function in that capacity and have a genuine disposition to the working manifestations of the Holy Spirit who has a particular reason of leading a sinner to the confessional when he said to them; "go and show yourself to the priest" (Luke 17:14) hence the faculty of Sacramental confession is the 1st thing always taken away from a validly ordained Catholic at the show of disobedience to Christ and his Church anytime anyday. We continue to pray for our Priests that the Holy Spirit will sustain them in Grace, Truth and Sound doctrine in Jesus Name. Amen. So sacrament of reconciliation is not the same as councilling and every believer in Jesus needs to partake in this unmerited throne of forgiveness while on this earth by returning to complete obedience to the Church. May the Holy Spirit help those who are separated by birth and prejudice from the Church discover this sound truth and return to the Church for complete healing in Jesus Name. Amen.
Reverential fear of God is defined by your unrelenting thirst to obey every word of God written in the Holy Bible just to tell God how much you appreaciate his love towards you not just because of the fear of hell-fire alone.
Thus Obedience to your word is the delight of my soul. Jeremiah 15:16 " You spoke to me, and I listened to every word. I belong to you, Lord God Almighty, and so your words filled my heart with joy and happiness". May the Holy Spirit enlighten the eyes of our mind to comprehend his inspired interpretation(rhema) of this write-up as individuals and a family of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Romance / Desire by Marioplus(m): 11:29am On Oct 17, 2017
God has planted eternity in man, an unusual desire in man only him can satisfy (Ecclesiastes 3:11AMP) why I love this passage so much is it tells us that everything we desire is ONLY GOD CAN SATISFY IT. It is God that gave us each desire inside us and he alone can satisfy it. Just tell him to satisfy any of them before you begin to use anything called human style/strategy/method.Holy Spirit satisfy my desire in Jesus Name. Amen.
Thus Desire to eat food, Desire to drink water, Desire to read books, Desire to Study your Holy Bible, Desire to grow in Holiness, Desire for sex, Desire to marry husband/wife, Desire to have a child(male/female), Desire to become a priest/religious, Desire to becomes financially prosperous, Desire to win souls for his kingdom, Desire to Grow in Grace, Desire to achieve your purpose on this earth as He(God) had prepared it before the foundation of this world, Desire to achieve a particular result in any particular time...Just say "Holy Spirit please satisfy this particular desire since each of my desire came from you and only you know how to satisfy it and I will still remain Holy and Pleasing to you in your presence in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Thus Holy Spirit satisfy my sexual urge in Jesus Name. Amen. The Holy Spirit automatically satisfies and fills you with his sexual urge satisfaction and you will not need to finger yourself or your sexual organs or have sex with anybody whether you are married or single, if you want to stay away, you will not need to be involved in unnatural sexual acts as wedded couples again, you will not need a sex-toy, pornography, masturbation or any other thing to satisfy your sexual urge becuase the one who gave you this desire has satisfied it completely. You can remain a celibate and consecrate your virginity to God till you die if you desire not to marry and you will never be involved in any sexual sin ranging from immoral thoughts to immoral acts of any sort at all. WOW OUR GOD IS BEAUTIFUL AND COMPLETE BECAUSE I AM LIVING TESTIMONY OF THIS SEXUAL SATISFACTION CONSISTENTLY FOR THE PAST 20-YEARS OF MY LIFE. THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST!!!
"He opens his hand freely and satisfies all our desires" (Psalm145:16).
"Be filled/satisfied with the Holy Spirit and you will no longer desire carnal things again" (Galatians 5:16). When the Holy Spirit fills or satisfies a man by pouring himself (Father, Son & Spirit) into any human being, he fills up every part of that person and there will be no space for any other thing (sin/desire) again because he fills us to the brim and covers us up with a seal so that nothing else can be poured into us by us or any other external force.
Thus Ephesians 1:13 and Ephesians 4:30 talks about the seal of the Holy Spirit even Jesus Christ talked about the Seal that the Father has placed upon him alone and anyone who believes in Him.
This seal is an eternal guarantee that we will be saved on the day of judgment.
So all we need to do is to tell the Holy Spirit to fill us with his satisfaction every second of our lives and be specific to mention each desire that we want him to fill/satisfy.
This is done by consistent meditation on the Written Word of God which is the Spirit of God thus "the flesh cannot do anything on its own, it is the spirit that gives life to the flesh, and the words that I speak to you are Spirit and Life" (John 6:63).
Holy Spirit with the desire for complete healing in Jesus Name. Amen.
And you tell yourself "I believe it is done, I am not afraid of the distractions of sickness that might persist in the flesh or physical" (Mark 5:36).
Holy Spirit fill me with the satisfaction of meditating on your word day and night in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
I believe it is already established in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen. (John 19:30; It is Finished/Established/Confirmed/Manifested).
It is destroyed (John 19:30) for all the evil plans of devil and demons, Wicked-men/women in my life in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
In this time and generation; Holiness/Perfection through Faith in Christ Jesus is achievable because we are born-again of the INCORRUPTIBLE SEED OF THE WORD OF GOD" (1 Peter. 1:23).
May the Holy Spirit continue to sustain us in his Grace, Power, Faith, Righteousness, Peace and Joy in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Have a blessed day!!!
Religion / Desire by Marioplus(m): 1:21pm On Oct 16, 2017
God has planted eternity in man, an unusual desire in man only him can satisfy (Ecclesiastes 3:11AMP) why I love this passage so much is it tells us that everything we desire is ONLY GOD CAN SATISFY IT. It is God that gave us each desire inside us and he alone can satisfy it. Just tell him to satisfy any of them before you begin to use anything called human style/strategy/method.Holy Spirit satisfy my desire in Jesus Name. Amen.
Thus Desire to eat food, Desire to drink water, Desire to read books, Desire to Study your Holy Bible, Desire to grow in Holiness, Desire for sex, Desire to marry husband/wife, Desire to have a child(male/female), Desire to become a priest/religious, Desire to becomes financially prosperous, Desire to win souls for his kingdom, Desire to Grow in Grace, Desire to achieve your purpose on this earth as He(God) had prepared it before the foundation of this world, Desire to achieve a particular result in any particular time...Just say "Holy Spirit please satisfy this particular desire since each of my desire came from you and only you know how to satisfy it and I will still remain Holy and Pleasing to you in your presence in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Thus Holy Spirit satisfy my sexual urge in Jesus Name. Amen. The Holy Spirit automatically satisfies and fills you with his sexual urge satisfaction and you will not need to finger yourself or your sexual organs or have sex with anybody whether you are married or single, if you want to stay away, you will not need to be involved in unnatural sexual acts as wedded couples again, you will not need a sex-toy, pornography, masturbation or any other thing to satisfy your sexual urge becuase the one who gave you this desire has satisfied it completely. You can remain a celibate and consecrate your virginity to God till you die if you desire not to marry and you will never be involved in any sexual sin ranging from immoral thoughts to immoral acts of any sort at all. WOW OUR GOD IS BEAUTIFUL AND COMPLETE BECAUSE I AM LIVING TESTIMONY OF THIS SEXUAL SATISFACTION CONSISTENTLY FOR THE PAST 20-YEARS OF MY LIFE. THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST!!!
"He opens his hand freely and satisfies all our desires" (Psalm145:16).
"Be filled/satisfied with the Holy Spirit and you will no longer desire carnal things again" (Galatians 5:16). When the Holy Spirit fills or satisfies a man by pouring himself (Father, Son & Spirit) into any human being, he fills up every part of that person and there will be no space for any other thing (sin/desire) again because he fills us to the brim and covers us up with a seal so that nothing else can be poured into us by us or any other external force.
Thus Ephesians 1:13 and Ephesians 4:30 talks about the seal of the Holy Spirit even Jesus Christ talked about the Seal that the Father has placed upon him alone and anyone who believes in Him.
This seal is an eternal guarantee that we will be saved on the day of judgment.
So all we need to do is to tell the Holy Spirit to fill us with his satisfaction every second of our lives and be specific to mention each desire that we want him to fill/satisfy.
This is done by consistent meditation on the Written Word of God which is the Spirit of God thus "the flesh cannot do anything on its own, it is the spirit that gives life to the flesh, and the words that I speak to you are Spirit and Life" (John 6:63).
Holy Spirit with the desire for complete healing in Jesus Name. Amen.
And you tell yourself "I believe it is done, I am not afraid of the distractions of sickness that might persist in the flesh or physical" (Mark 5:36).
Holy Spirit fill me with the satisfaction of meditating on your word day and night in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
I believe it is already established in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen. (John 19:30; It is Finished/Established/Confirmed/Manifested).
It is destroyed (John 19:30) for all the evil plans of devil and demons, Wicked-men/women in my life in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
In this time and generation; Holiness/Perfection through Faith in Christ Jesus is achievable because we are born-again of the INCORRUPTIBLE SEED OF THE WORD OF GOD" (1 Peter. 1:23).
May the Holy Spirit continue to sustain us in his Grace, Power, Faith, Righteousness, Peace and Joy in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Have a blessed day!!!
Romance / Desire by Marioplus(m): 1:13pm On Oct 16, 2017
God has planted eternity in man, an unusual desire in man only him can satisfy (Ecclesiastes 3:11AMP) why I love this passage so much is it tells us that everything we desire is ONLY GOD CAN SATISFY IT. It is God that gave us each desire inside us and he alone can satisfy it. Just tell him to satisfy any of them before you begin to use anything called human style/strategy/method.Holy Spirit satisfy my desire in Jesus Name. Amen.
Thus Desire to eat food, Desire to drink water, Desire to read books, Desire to Study your Holy Bible, Desire to grow in Holiness, Desire for sex, Desire to marry husband/wife, Desire to have a child(male/female), Desire to become a priest/religious, Desire to becomes financially prosperous, Desire to win souls for his kingdom, Desire to Grow in Grace, Desire to achieve your purpose on this earth as He(God) had prepared it before the foundation of this world, Desire to achieve a particular result in any particular time...Just say "Holy Spirit please satisfy this particular desire since each of my desire came from you and only you know how to satisfy it and I will still remain Holy and Pleasing to you in your presence in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Thus Holy Spirit satisfy my sexual urge in Jesus Name. Amen. The Holy Spirit automatically satisfies and fills you with his sexual urge satisfaction and you will not need to finger yourself or your sexual organs or have sex with anybody whether you are married or single, if you want to stay away, you will not need to be involved in unnatural sexual acts as wedded couples again, you will not need a sex-toy, pornography, masturbation or any other thing to satisfy your sexual urge becuase the one who gave you this desire has satisfied it completely. You can remain a celibate and consecrate your virginity to God till you die if you desire not to marry and you will never be involved in any sexual sin ranging from immoral thoughts to immoral acts of any sort at all. WOW OUR GOD IS BEAUTIFUL AND COMPLETE BECAUSE I AM LIVING TESTIMONY OF THIS SEXUAL SATISFACTION CONSISTENTLY FOR THE PAST 20-YEARS OF MY LIFE. THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST!!!
"He opens his hand freely and satisfies all our desires" (Psalm145:16).
"Be filled/satisfied with the Holy Spirit and you will no longer desire carnal things again" (Galatians 5:16). When the Holy Spirit fills or satisfies a man by pouring himself (Father, Son & Spirit) into any human being, he fills up every part of that person and there will be no space for any other thing (sin/desire) again because he fills us to the brim and covers us up with a seal so that nothing else can be poured into us by us or any other external force.
Thus Ephesians 1:13 and Ephesians 4:30 talks about the seal of the Holy Spirit even Jesus Christ talked about the Seal that the Father has placed upon him alone and anyone who believes in Him.
This seal is an eternal guarantee that we will be saved on the day of judgment.
So all we need to do is to tell the Holy Spirit to fill us with his satisfaction every second of our lives and be specific to mention each desire that we want him to fill/satisfy.
This is done by consistent meditation on the Written Word of God which is the Spirit of God thus "the flesh cannot do anything on its own, it is the spirit that gives life to the flesh, and the words that I speak to you are Spirit and Life" (John 6:63).
Holy Spirit with the desire for complete healing in Jesus Name. Amen.
And you tell yourself "I believe it is done, I am not afraid of the distractions of sickness that might persist in the flesh or physical" (Mark 5:36).
Holy Spirit fill me with the satisfaction of meditating on your word day and night in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
I believe it is already established in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen. (John 19:30; It is Finished/Established/Confirmed/Manifested).
It is destroyed (John 19:30) for all the evil plans of devil and demons, Wicked-men/women in my life in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
In this time and generation; Holiness/Perfection through Faith in Christ Jesus is achievable because we are born-again of the INCORRUPTIBLE SEED OF THE WORD OF GOD" (1 Peter. 1:23).
May the Holy Spirit continue to sustain us in his Grace, Power, Faith, Righteousness, Peace and Joy in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Have a blessed day!!!
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: How To Identify A Scam Interview Invitation by Marioplus(m): 2:07pm On Oct 13, 2017
THIS IS ONE OF THE GNLD-GROUP
that still lie that they are inviting people for Job interview {headed by Kevin Obetta, Anita Ogueri, Shade Jumoke Adewunmi/Azeke}
27 Ayodele Ojota Street, opposite African Church, Ilupeju, Lagos. {OR 27 Ayodele Ojo, traffic light B/stop Ilupeju Lagos state}
if you want to do Gnld business with fraudulent method and style then may be they can be your match
If you want to do GNLD business with Sincerity and clean heart before God then you should go to GNLD main office at Gbagada by Charly-boy, Wastace B/Stop or 1st Pedro Bus-Stop along Oshodi-Oworoshoki Expressway
thus
Plot 12 Chief Olu Oshunkeye Crescent Gbagada Industrial Estate, Gbagada Lagos.
Enter the compound and ask for the marketing manager of Gnld then tell him
You want to do Gnld business and he should tell you the GENUINE TRUTH about the business
or
else all those distributors at their gate will swindle you or those ones who use different office locations in Lagos and other states in Nigeria will deceive you with your own money and still make you a slave with your own money.
A word is enough for the wise.
I was once involved with them,
I lost close to 1.5 million in that business but thank God I have repented from all those sin
The money I lost there does not pain me since I am at peace with Jesus Christ now
but I have told them to repent and stop deceiving people and they refused
I have also made up my mind to expose all their evil plans, ideas, methods and locations with every mercenary within my disposal even prayers. I believe one day the Holy Spirit will deliver their souls from this wickedness applied in pursuing money implanted in their hearts by the devil!!! The Holy Spirit can break any heart as long as it is human heart thus "the heart of a king is in the hand of God like a flowing river and he directs it to wherever it pleases him" {Proverbs 21:1}

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Religion / Knowledge Of A THING Gives You Ability To Practise That Thing: by Marioplus(m): 1:21pm On Oct 13, 2017
Knowledge of Righteousness through Faith in Christ Jesus gives you ability to practise Righteousness in Christ Jesus {Search for this knowledge with all your might and hold unto it}
Knowledge of Sin/Evil habits gives you ability to practise Sinful habits and evil/wickedness thus stay away from this knowledge with all your might by replacing such desires, invitations, friendships, business or relationships with Knowledge of God's Written Word in the Holy Bible
thus
Charge for Day-12, Text Romans 7:1-12, Topic: "Way of the Spirit" (Romans 7:6)
1 Certainly you will understand what I am about to say, my friends, because all of you know about law. The law rules over people only as long as they live.2 A married woman, for example, is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives; but if he dies, then she is free from the law that bound her to him. 3 So then, if she lives with another man while her husband is alive, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is legally a free woman and does not commit adultery if she marries another man. 4 That is how it is with you, my friends. As far as the Law is concerned, you also have died because you are part of the body of Christ; and now you belong to him who was raised from death in order that we might be useful in the service of God. 5 For when we lived according to our human nature, the sinful desires stirred up by the Law were at work in our bodies, and all we did ended in death. 6 Now, however, we are free from the Law, because we died to that which once held us prisoners. No longer do we6 serve in the old way of a written law, but in the new way of the Spirit.
Law and Sin
7 Shall we say, then, that the Law itself is sinful? Of course not! But it was the Law that made me know what sin is. If the Law had not said, “Do not desire what belongs to someone else,” I would not have known such a desire. 8 But by means of that commandment sin found its chance to stir up all kinds of selfish desires in me. Apart from law, sin is a dead thing. 9 I myself was once alive apart from law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life, 10 and I died. And the commandment which was meant to bring life, in my case brought death. 11 Sin found its chance, and by means of the commandment it deceived me and killed me.12 So then, the Law itself is holy, and the commandment is holy, right, and good." (Romans 7: 1-12).
Here our passage explains to us that the knowledge of the Law made us to know what is sin.
If there was no law like "You should not fornicate" we would not have known what is fornication.
Since the law told us about fornication.
We now know what it is.
And we desire to do it. Hence knowledge of a thing makes the capacity or ability of that thing to be possible in our lives.
If we know about Holiness through faith in Christ Jesus then the ability to live holy lives becomes possible inside us.
Hence knowledge is a determinant of what you will be manifesting.
In your life as an individual.
So, more knowledge of Jesus Christ ressurection power in us makes to know that our sinful nature has died a natural death any day a man or woman believes in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. However there is no vacuum.
Hence those sinful habits which have died is replaced by the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus.
Through the sound interpretation of every alphabet, word, characters, persons found in the Whole Holy Bible in line with the God-head, Humanity, Personality, Principles, teachings and Spirit of Jesus Christ.
We now live out the Spirit of Jesus Christ as our new nature.
So all we need to do after receiving Jesus Christ as Lord is to acquire consistent knowledge of who he is in our lives every passing second then those abilities will start manifesting as we live in the Holy Spirit and all sinful habits ceases to manifest. We become perfected in Christ Jesus
"I get understanding of your precepts therefore I hate every Ungodly way" (Psalm 119:104)
Hence we move from death (biological death) to life (Heavenly Home) without judgement (John 5:24)
May the Holy Spirit give us the Grace to meditate and grow in the sound knowledge of his Word every passing second of our lives till death in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Romance / 13-october, 13-congress by Marioplus(m): 12:22pm On Oct 13, 2017
Yes today is 13th October (13-Congress, 100-years of Fatima Apparition)
Yes, I have heard about it and participated in it.
Thank God for my mother who lead me to the life of Block-Rosary and Our Street members of Igwebuike School Road Awka (Our Block-Rosary Center Name; Health of the Sick)
That is where my bases for spirituality sprang up.
So many people say Catholic Church lays wrong foundation for our children by introducing them to block rosary and Virgin-Mary instead of the Holy Bible alone yet in the Block Rosary we studied the Holy Bible very well with practical applications in our lives especially from those brothers and sisters who taught us and practised what they taught us.
Thus I declare with my life that those philosophy of thought is VERY WRONG.
I am a living testimony to the fact that the best foundation for a genuine relationship with God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is through our Mother Mary.
For she indeed carries the Word of God in her heart and she lead me to the Eucharistic Jesus with the miracle of break-away from Fornication and Pornography as well as to study the Whole Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation(Catholic Complete Bible) 2-consecutive times from my S.S.S-1 (3rd term, July 2002) to S.S.S-3 (3rd term, July 2004) and I still study, meditate on the Holy Bible very well till date. Our Mother Mary lead me to love to study, meditate and preach the Word of God as well as obey it with sound understanding every passing second of my life.
Anybody who goes with her definitely will be a genuine Christian who carries the Word of God in his/her life as much as sound knowledge and obedience to God's Word as she always tells us " the disciples of his Son,Jesus Christ" thus "Do whatever HE tells YOU" (John 2:5)
There is a gift of God which God gives from HIMSELF to humanity ESPECIALLY through Our Mother Mary and that is Genuine Humility, Real Obedience to God's Word and Sincerity in pursuing God (i.e God I want to worship you in your own style/method and not my own style/method thus "I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done for me according to your Word" Luke 1:38).
May the Holy Spirit help those who do not know Mary Our Mother to discover this knowledge of Mary so that this ability will become practical in their lives through the power of Jesus Christ whom she was priviledged to carry in her womb. Amen.
It has been 17-consistent years of my total consecration to Jesus Christ through our Mother Mary with the confraternity of Our Lady Queen of all hearts (Brown Scapular Wearers) after 33-days teaching class and I have no reason to doubt who Our Mother Mary is in the priviledge God gave her in the plan of human salvation and her importance in our Faith as Christians as well as the current movement of evangelization.
I have once pulled of my scapular out of my neck for 7-days in Ado-Ekiti to clarify the issue of whether our Mother Mary is hearing and responding to our prayers here on earth after a lady claimed she was taken to Heaven, She confirmed seeing Our Mother Mary in Heaven but that She does not know we call her to intercede for us before Jesus Christ her Son in Heaven.
She also said Catholics are practising occultism and will go to hell-fire.
As the Spiritual Co-ordinator then a lady gave me the video, I watched it and reacted by removing my Scapular even my finger-rosary but going to the Eucharistic Jesus DIRECTLY with the Word of God in Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me, I will answer you and I will teach you secrets and mighty things you do not know".
That was when the Holy Spirit revealed Revelation 5:8 and Revelation 8:3-5 and so many other biblical passages to confirm that Catholics are not doing the wrong thing as long as sound Catholic Doctrines on Mary and images are concerned rather there are Catholics both Clergy and Lay-Faithful who are swimming in Sin even some men dining with Occultic Power and Still attempting the Sacraments.
I wore back my Scapular and finger-rosary then (2013) continued to preach the Gospel of Salvation in Christ Jesus with a special bonding in Mary Our Mother!!!
Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us!!!
Ave!!! Maria!!!
Religion / 13-october, 13-congress by Marioplus(m): 12:11pm On Oct 13, 2017
Yes today is 13th October, 2017 (13-Congress)
Yes, I have heard about it and participated in it.
Thank God for my mother who lead me to the life of Block-Rosary and Our Street members of Igwebuike School Road Awka (Our Block-Rosary Center Name; Health of the Sick)
That is where my bases for spirituality sprang up.
So many people say Catholic Church lays wrong foundation for our children by introducing them to block rosary and Virgin-Mary instead of the Holy Bible alone yet in the Block Rosary we studied the Holy Bible very well with practical applications in our lives especially from those brothers and sisters who taught us and practised what they taught us.
Thus I declare with my life that those philosophy of thought is VERY WRONG.
I am a living testimony to the fact that the best foundation for a genuine relationship with God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is through our Mother Mary.
For she indeed carries the Word of God in her heart and she lead me to the Eucharistic Jesus with the miracle of break-away from Fornication and Pornography as well as to study the Whole Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation(Catholic Complete Bible) 2-consecutive times from my S.S.S-1 (3rd term, July 2002) to S.S.S-3 (3rd term, July 2004) and I still study, meditate on the Holy Bible very well till date. Our Mother Mary lead me to love to study, meditate and preach the Word of God as well as obey it with sound understanding every passing second of my life.
Anybody who goes with her definitely will be a genuine Christian who carries the Word of God in his/her life as much as sound knowledge and obedience to God's Word as she always tells us " the disciples of his Son,Jesus Christ" thus "Do whatever HE tells YOU" (John 2:5)
There is a gift of God which God gives from HIMSELF to humanity ESPECIALLY through Our Mother Mary and that is Genuine Humility, Real Obedience to God's Word and Sincerity in pursuing God (i.e God I want to worship you in your own style/method and not my own style/method thus "I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done for me according to your Word" Luke 1:38).
May the Holy Spirit help those who do not know Mary Our Mother to discover this knowledge of Mary so that this ability will become practical in their lives through the power of Jesus Christ whom she was priviledged to carry in her womb. Amen.
It has been 17-consistent years of my total consecration to Jesus Christ through our Mother Mary with the confraternity of Our Lady Queen of all hearts (Brown Scapular Wearers) after 33-days teaching class and I have no reason to doubt who Our Mother Mary is in the priviledge God gave her in the plan of human salvation and her importance in our Faith as Christians as well as the current movement of evangelization.
I have once pulled of my scapular out of my neck for 7-days in Ado-Ekiti to clarify the issue of whether our Mother Mary is hearing and responding to our prayers here on earth after a lady claimed she was taken to Heaven, She confirmed seeing Our Mother Mary in Heaven but that She does not know we call her to intercede for us before Jesus Christ her Son in Heaven.
She also said Catholics are practising occultism and will go to hell-fire.
As the Spiritual Co-ordinator then a lady gave me the video, I watched it and reacted by removing my Scapular even my finger-rosary but going to the Eucharistic Jesus DIRECTLY with the Word of God in Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me, I will answer you and I will teach you secrets and mighty things you do not know".
That was when the Holy Spirit revealed Revelation 5:8 and Revelation 8:3-5 and so many other biblical passages to confirm that Catholics are not doing the wrong thing as long as sound Catholic Doctrines on Mary and images are concerned rather there are Catholics both Clergy and Lay-Faithful who are swimming in Sin even some men dining with Occultic Power and Still attempting the Sacraments.
I wore back my Scapular and finger-rosary then (2013) continued to preach the Gospel of Salvation in Christ Jesus with a special bonding in Mary Our Mother!!!
Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us!!!
Ave!!! Maria!!!
Religion / Is All Touching Of The Genitals Prohibited To Spouses? by Marioplus(m): 11:08pm On Oct 11, 2017
No. However, touching the genitals of yourself, or of your spouse, in the same or similar manner as would be done in masturbation (i.e. manipulative sexual acts) is immoral. Any type of masturbatory touching is immoral (regardless of whether or when sexual climax occurs) because it is a sexual act that is non-unitive and non-procreative.
Any claim about the morality of an act which "dissociates the moral act from the bodily dimensions of its exercise is contrary to the teaching of Scripture and Tradition." (Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor, n. 49.) In other words, the concrete act (the type of behavior) cannot be separated from its inherent moral meaning. An intrinsically evil act cannot become moral merely because the will directs the act toward a particular purpose. Certain kinds of acts are inherently immoral by the very nature of the act. And so, masturbatory touching of yourself or of your spouse does not become moral by being done within marriage, nor by being done to prepare for the marital act. The bodily act itself cannot be dissociated from its inherent moral meaning. So when an act, such as masturbation, is intrinsically evil, it can never become moral, not with any intention, not in any circumstances, not within marriage, not in association with the marital sexual act.

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