Huwebes, Oktubre 18, 2012

Knowing the True God

"Love God above all things" is the first commandment of God. This was the first commandment given to Moses in a tablet during their exodus to the Promised Land. According to Deuteronomy 6:

(6)I am the LORD your God,...(7)You shall have no other Gods before me. (8)You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; (9)you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, (10)but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
The above message of God was very clear, but still a lot of human create images and any likeness of God and made those images their God. We do not know if these images the people made like woods, carvings is really God. So Paul told the people of Athens who created image of God which written -to unknown god, that God does not stay in those images and taught them about God. God does not want anybody to share His glory for He is a jealous God. Perhaps there are lots of people who were not taught the right way of venerating God. They would kneel and pray before an images or graven images , wipe their handkerchief, kiss the images  and put flowers and perfume in it. We may read from the Bible about those graven images as requested by Yahweh to Moses to make a bronze serpent, so that the people who were bitten by snakes could look upon it and be healed. Now it is true that centuries later King Hezekiah destroyed it; however, this action was done because the people worshiped it as a god (2 Kings 18:4) Also , in the Temple of Solomon, it was created with graven images of angels and palm trees. God may not forbid creating those images, because based on  the stories it was some form of decorations in His temple. In the catholic church, those images are not decorations. According to the Catholic  Church , it does NOT compel her members to kneel or pray before images. No one is allowed by the Church to pray to images since they have no ears to hear or power to help us. The Church allows for the veneration of images as long as the honor is directed towards Christ and His saints. However, there was no such messages from God that we can venerate images as long as the honor is directed towards Christ or any saints. Any alteration on the words of God is not coming from Him. What most people are doing are focus on their prayers to a certain saint. ie, St Jude:patron of lost causes, etc. If we analyzed it, a certain person instead going directly to Jesus , they use saints. One  reasons of the catholic-if others pray for you , why can we not go to saints to pray for us. Have not Jesus said in John14:6

  "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


I also noticed that Jesus has come to a lot of names, like the Sto NiƱo, Padre Nazareno, etc. There was never any of that name in the Bible that pertains to Jesus. During the celebration  of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, a lot of people would come  from near and far places just to visit the Nazarene on it's festivities believing their prayers will be answered or their health will be restored. Most of them would try to come nearer , kiss the Nazarene, wiped the image with handkerchief, towel, etc. Imagined they have even changed the name of Jesus to Black Nazarene or Padre Nazareno. As the song goes "Jesu Padre Nazareno...." .When I was a child , I used to kneel before images, kiss and  wiped my handkerchief in it. I was thinking that it was the image of God in heaven. Everywhere I see those images of saints , I would felt in my heart, respect. I felt respect for the images, until I learned the truth about it.I once believed that Catholic was the number 1 religion in the world. Was this the reason why Satan used the catholic church to deceive people of God? On my researched I found out that the Catholic religion originally was from Rome who used to be pagans believers. Without those images of saints, rosary and the cross sign is the perfect epitome of church of Christ. It combines the old and new testament. The temple of Yahweh with the Covenant in the middle and place for burning incense and offerings, just like the catholic church.The catholic priest who wears 'Soutane' in French word, is almost like the robe wore by priest during those times of Israel. Aaron, the High Priest wore a richly decorated garments with ornaments and  with symbols only for God purposes.  Not only that, in the new testament, Paul requires the women to wear veil on their head in  Corinthian 11:2-6. You can only see this scene in a catholic church. It is also the catholic church that do what Jesus Christ did in the last supper , Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. This is included in the mass  ceremony of  the catholic church. Just like in the old testament in Moses times Exodus 24:8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, "This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words." 

Sometimes I would think that the beast with 10 horns and  7 heads-Revelation 13, would identify to Rome, because Rome is famous for it's 7 hills. Remember Rome rose into power even  before Christianity and was in power for almost 500 years according to History. During the spread of Christianity Rome was very powerful. Thus Catholic church was created.Remember Rome was a pagan believers.


Wasn't it that Satan came here to deceive people, so he brought distraction to the church so people would be confused and go to the wrong way of venerating God. Wasn't it Rome the one Try to check this video, you will be surprised with amazed what you will discover 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITzDHXiS86g


I also believed that those visions like the  dancing  Lady of Medjugorje was not from God Remember that God doesn't want to share His Glory and Satan is a good mimicker. Satan is a good deceiver of mankind. So, let not be deceived. Let us seek the Kingdom of God , so Satan will stay away from us and we can felt from our heart if whatever is happening around us is coming from God or not. We can also make the right decision once we came closer to God. In our current society , there are so many things that we have to give attention to which affect the future of our family and the nation as a whole. Ex. the RH bill, the Divorce bill. Satan came here muddling people of God , so we can be taken to his way and not to the way of our God who has the right to have us.  Remember that wisdom is better than intelligence, and Wisdom starts in reading the Bible. 

What was written above were based on my own opinion and observation.

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