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Many of us know all too well how short life is. We may have lost a loved one unexpectedly thinking that we would have had many more years with them. Losing my wonderful father back in 1999, my dear, sweet Mom in April of 2018, and now my dear sister in January of 2021, has truly made me value the time that I have with the rest of my family more than I have ever valued it before! We must indeed learn to number our days and live each day as if it could very well be our last –or their last!

For those of us who have placed our faith and trust in the once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ when He willingly died on the cross in our place for our sins to satisfy the just demands of a thrice Holy God, was buried, and gloriously arose from the dead in bodily form three days later, that means that we need to make the most of every opportunity that we have to share the love and forgiveness of God with them — and with every person in our life — whenever an opportunity presents itself for us to do so! 

For those of you who do not know about the free gift of salvation — forgiveness of sins, guilt and shame — that comes through Jesus Christ alone, I pray that you will choose to get yourself a Bible (preferably a King James Bible since so many changes have been made in modern versions that distort the truth of God’s Word), and begin reading through the Gospel of John, Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John, and wherever else the Holy Spirit may lead you to read, and pray that God will reveal His love and truth to you and He will! His offer of forgiveness is open to everyone who willingly comes to Him! Placing your faith and trust in Jesus Christ will bring you true and lasting joy and peace that will carry you through any pain, sorrow, and disappointment that one could possibly face as we each walk down this road called life.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography

Photo – ‘Sweet Sisters Scenic Adventure – Elgin Fox River Dam – 82821 – Psalm 90:12…’ – taken by Mary K Dalke Reflections Of His Glory Photography

 

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After seeing more and more churches these days promoting not only yoga, but also the Martial Arts, I found the need to set aside some time today to put together this short, but very important post. It is my hope and prayer that this post will reach many Christians  — as well as non-Christians — who are sadly involved with the Martial Arts thinking that they are simply just innocent classes that teach discipline and self-defense methods. It is both sad and deeply alarming to realize that many Christians — including pastors — do not realize the spiritual dangers and occult roots of these practices as well as the philosophy that is so prevalent in the Martial Arts! So today I wanted to present to you not only the link to the short version of Gaylene Goodroad’s testimony of her time in the Martial Arts (during which she achieved not one, but two black belts, both which she has renounced after becoming a Christian), but also the link to her E BOOK:

The link to the short version of her testimony can be found HERE

Here is: the link to her very in depth E BOOK.

When time allows, I pray that you will take time to read through all of the important information that she has provided for everyone at the links above so that you can become aware of the spiritual dangers that are involved in these practices. I pray also that you will seek the Lord in prayer and in His Word if you are either presently involved in the Martial Arts or have enrolled your children in these classes, innocently thinking that they will simply learn how to become more disciplined and learn how to defend themselves.

 Here also is the link to Gaylene Goodroad’s website where she clearly states that she is: “…determined to expose the spiritual dangers of combat arts.” MY LIFE IN THE WAY

Gaylene also contends for the faith by writing many important and informative posts (along with Sarah Leslie) for  the: HERESCOPE BLOG You will find that these posts are all rooted in Scripture in order to expose the many ways in which spiritual mysticism (and more) has infiltrated the Church, thus leading many Christians away from Biblical truth and into the world of the occult. The need to  continually pray for spiritual discernment as well as the need to constantly test everything that a professing Christian pastor or teacher says and does is a must these days, and we are shown the importance of doing so in Scripture:

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:11)

“Prove [test] all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. ” (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try [test] the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

 

 God’s Word is filled with many warnings about adopting the pagan practices of the culture that surrounded His chosen people, the Jews. Here are just a few of them:


“You must not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not follow the practices of the land of Canaan, into which I am bringing you. You must not walk in their customs.” (Leviticus 18:3)

“Do not practice divination or seek omens.” ” ‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 19:26,31)

“You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.” (Leviticus 20:23)

“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.” (Deuteronomy 12:30)

Similar warnings were given to the church regarding being led astray by the philosophies of men and doctrines of devils, not yoking together with unbelievers, and how false teachers would arise even from among us which is clearly happening today through Spiritual Formation classes, yoga classes, and Martial Art classes that are being presented at many allegedly Biblically based churches. Just as you cannot separate the spiritual aspect of yoga from the different poses that are done, so also you cannot separate the Buddhist spiritual aspects and philosophy from the Martial Arts.

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1) 

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

“And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:25-31)

We are truly living in the last days! The Book of Revelation clearly shows us the depth of the demonic activity that will be taking place at that time and how the people will refuse to repent in spite of the judgements that God will bring upon the earth because man loved their sin and refused to receive the love of the truth that they might be saved. Instead they will believe the lie because they chose not to believe the truth:

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk. Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” (Revelation 9:20,21)

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:1-8)

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-12)

Here also are links to podcasts that Gaylene did with BEREAN CALL’S, T. A. McMahon regarding her time in the Martial Arts:

T.A. MCMAHON & GAYLENE GOODROAD PART 1

T.A. MCMAHON & GAYLENE GOODROAD PART 2

Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography

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Thank you very much for stopping by today. 

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography

Photo – ‘Glorious Sunrise – 821 – Psalm 133:3…’  taken by Mary K Dalke Reflections Of His Glory Photography

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Thank you very much for stopping by today. 

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography

Photo – ‘Serene Swans – 72221 – Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts – Romans 5:1…’ taken by Mary K Dalke Reflections Of His Glory Photography

UPDATE:

I have been very busy this summer and I am still trying to find a job. When time allows, I have been doing some research for my upcoming post which will be either the third or final post in the series regarding the alleged apparitions of the virgin Mary in light of Scripture. My sincere apologies to those of you who may be checking back here from time to time to see if it has been written yet or not. Lord willing, I am hoping to have it completed by the end of August.

NOTE: The description under the above YouTube video reads as follows:
This Bible study examines the Mormons’ origins; the discrepancy between Mormon beliefs and orthodox Christian teaching; the meaning of its rituals; and the prominence of the temple. Former Mormons share how their decision to exit the group was a bewildering and disillusioning experience. Insider narratives and expert commentary add depth and authenticity to this revealing study. In Session 1 – The Mormons: Genesis, the distortions in the teachings of Joseph Smith Jr.–considered the Mormons’ prophet–are examined.


In the above video you will hear many former Mormons share their testimonies of how they came to realize that the Mormon church is not the “one true Church” as they had been taught and as all Mormons are taught (and Jehovah’s Witnesses and Catholics, as well). That is why it is so very important for all of us to test what we are being taught against the truth of God’s Word as Scripture clearly shows us to do (Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) so that we are not deceived, and to follow Jesus Christ alone so that you do not accept “another Jesus” and “another gospel” as we are warned about in God’s Word! (2 Corinthians 11:2-4, Galatians 1:3-9)

I have met and interacted with Mormons — as well as Jehovah’s Witnesses — and have found them all to be very warm and loving people. As Christians we must care enough to reach out to them — and the many others who have been deceived by false teachings — and take the time to patiently and lovingly share the truly good news of the Biblical gospel with them!

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:10,11)

“For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-4)

“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” (Romans 11:6)

“For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:3-7)

Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory

 

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This is a photo that I took of one of the six Painted Lady butterflies that I had the privilege and joy of raising from their caterpillar stage! I purchased the caterpillars from Amazon and was amazed as I watched them transform into their chrysalis stage and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady butterflies around 7 days later! I was filled with awe as I witnessed the beauty of just one of the many thousands of things that God has created to show forth His glory!

I added this particular Bible verse because it is one (of many) that shows the extreme importance of not giving in to compromise; we are to stand for the truth that is so clearly stated in Scripture about the fact that it is through Jesus Christ alone that we can receive forgiveness from sin, guilt, and shame, and have eternal life. (John 3:36). Jesus Christ is the only name under heaven by which we can be saved (Acts 4:12), and He is the only Mediator between God and mankind. (1 Timothy 2:5) It is not being judgmental, intolerant, or unloving towards those who believe differently. Rather it is our responsibility as true Christians to warn people — lovingly, but firmly — before it’s too late! Tomorrow is promised to no one!

Thank you very much for stopping by today. 

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography 

Photo ‘My Little Painted Lady Butterfly – 1 John 5:11,12’ taken by Mary K Dalke Reflections Of His Glory Photography
[NOTE: My actual image was spaced properly when I added the Scripture; not sure why the right side of the photo was cut off after I posted it here.]

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Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary K Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography

Photo – ‘Purple Dahlia Ephesians 3:10-12′ taken by Mary K Dalke Reflections Of His Glory Photography

 

UPDATE:

When time has allowed me to do so, I have been working on Part 3 in the series, ‘Apparitions Of The Virgin Mary Or Demons In Disguise – Examining The Evidence In Light Of Scripture,’ but it will probably be another couple of weeks before it is finally finished. This is due to the fact that I am continuing to study Scripture on a certain issue that I will be addressing in this post. For those of you who may be waiting for this post, I appreciate your patience and would appreciate your prayers.♥

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Before I begin, I want to make it very clear to everyone that my reason for writing this post is the same reason that I have for writing every post. That reason has always been and will always be: to emphasize to everyone the extreme importance of testing everything that you see, hear, and read against Scripture to see if it agrees or disagrees with the truth presented in God’s Word. God’s Word — not the teachings/traditions of any man, woman, or religion — must be our sole authority when it comes to judging what is true or not regarding  spiritual matters. What we believe about Jesus Christ will determine our eternal destiny, so we must make sure that what we choose to believe is the truth!

Another reason for writing this post is that I am a former Catholic (who attended twelve years of Catholic school, attended CCD classes, made my First Communion, was confirmed, and attended thousands upon thousands of Catholic “Masses” not only on Sundays and “Holy Days of Obligation,” but also before school started every day when I was in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, and prayed hundreds, if not thousands of rosaries). Because I am a former Catholic, I have a deep love and concern for precious Catholics and desire for them to also come to truly understand just how much Jesus Christ, the second Person in the Trinity, already accomplished for us by His “once for all” sacrifice. I was filled with awe and amazement and deep gratitude when I began reading the little Catholic New Testament Bible that was given to me because, as I read it, God’s Holy Spirit helped me to begin to truly understand just how perfect and complete Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross actually was! I also came to realize that Jesus was and is not a continual “Victim” as He is referred to by each priest during every “Sacrifice of the Mass.” (See also Para 1367, 1371, in the Catechism Of The Catholic Church). Jesus willingly came to our sin-filled world (Hebrews 10:5-8) and He gave His life willingly. (John 10:17,18) He lived a sinless, perfect life that we could never live so that He could become the perfect sacrifice for our sins; Jesus was crucified on the cross in our place, taking upon Himself the full wrath of God, His Father, that we deserve for our sins. Jesus’ death in our place completely satisfied God’s just demands and full wrath that He has towards us because of our sins. No more sacrifices for sins are needed! And God, the Father, raised Him from the dead to show that He accepted the horrific, torturous death of Jesus Christ as being sufficient to pay for all sin –in full! That is the good news of the Biblical gospel!

Let’s begin:

In the Roman Catholic church, the month of May is devoted to the virgin Mary, the woman whom God had chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ in His humanity. Although we should all have a deep respect for Mary for her humble obedience to God’s request to become the mother of Jesus Christ, we are not to go beyond having respect and admiration for her to the point of praying to her as Catholics are taught to do.

In the video below you will hear what Lucia, (the eldest of the three children who allegedly saw apparitions of the virgin Mary back in 1917), shared with a Mexican priest by the name of Father Augustin Fuentes. Before you either watch the video below or watch the short slideshow below the video that I put together with quick captures of what she claimed to have heard Mary say to her, I would like to share the following Scriptures with you so that you are aware of what God’s Word has to say regarding certain issues in order for you have the truth fresh in your mind before you hear some of the things that Mary allegedly said to Lucia. It is my prayer that you will see that these messages do not line up with the truth of God’s Word but instead they oftentimes  contradict it. The true Mary of the Bible would never have said or requested some of these things! Here is just one example in light of the truth of God’s Word:

“Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly. (John 10:7-10 – Douay Rheims Catholic Bible) (Emphasis in bold print is mine).

Lucia: “Then, there is devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Most Holy Mother, holding her as the seat of mercy, goodness, and pardon and the sure door to enter heaven.”

SCRIPTURES TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU HEAR OR READ WHAT LUCIA SAID THAT CLEARLY SHOW JESUS SHOULD BE OUR FOCUS, NOT MARY

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him. He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil.”(John 3:16,17 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

By so much is Jesus made a surety of a better testament. And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue: But this, for that he continueth for ever, hath an everlasting priesthood, Whereby he is able also to save for ever them that come to God by him; always living to make intercession for us. For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, in offering himself. For the law maketh men priests, who have infirmity: but the word of the oath, which was since the law, the Son who is perfected for evermore.” (Hebrews 7:22-28 – Douay Rheims Catholic Bible)

“Now the grace of our Lord hath abounded exceedingly with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus. A faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief. But for this cause have I obtained mercy: that in me first Christ Jesus might shew forth all patience, for the information of them that shall believe in him unto life everlasting. Now to the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. “(1 Timothy 1:14-17 – Douay Rheims Catholic Bible)

“BEING justified therefore by faith, let us have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: “(Romans 5:1 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“Christ died for us; much more therefore, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. And not only so; but also we glory in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received reconciliation. ” (Romans 5:9-11 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible) 

“Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy, and vain deceit; according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior appeared: Not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost; Whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Savior: That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs, according to hope of life everlasting. “(Titus 3:4-7 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

REGARDING PRAYING THE ROSARY:

“And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard. Be not you therefore like to them, for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him ” (Matthew 6:7,8 – Douay Rheims Catholic Bible)

Many people who are part of certain pagan religions pray using beads: Buddhists, Hindus, etc..  God’s Word, however, tells us that if we believe the good news of the Biblical gospel (that Jesus is God in the flesh, who died in our place on the cross, was buried, and arose from the dead in bodily form three days later), we can now boldly (but reverently and humbly) come before the very throne of God in our time of need:

“For by him we have access both in one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“Having therefore a great high priest that hath passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God: let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest, who can not have compassion on our infirmities: but one tempted in all things like as we are, without sin. Let us go therefore with confidence to the throne of grace: that we may obtain mercy, and find grace in seasonable aid. ” (Hebrews 4:14-16 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the holies by the blood of Christ; A new and living way which he hath dedicated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh, And a high priest over the house of God: Let us draw near with a true heart in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with clean water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful that hath promised)” (Hebrews 10:19-23 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

REGARDING SACRIFICES – GOD’S WORD CLEARLY STATED THEY ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY WHICH RENDERS THE ‘SACRIFICE OF THE MASS’ UNNECESSARY AND THEREFORE BLASPHEMOUS IN GOD’S SIGHT BECAUSE THEY SIGNIFY THAT JESUS’ ‘ONCE FOR ALL’ SACRIFICE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO PAY THE DEBT FOR ALL SIN

“By so much is Jesus made a surety of a better testament. And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue: But this, for that he continueth for ever, hath an everlasting priesthood, Whereby he is able also to save for ever them that come to God by him; always living to make intercession for us. For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, in offering himself. For the law maketh men priests, who have infirmity: but the word of the oath, which was since the law, the Son who is perfected for evermore.” (Hebrews 7:22-28 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

The Catechism Of The Catholic Church states in Para 1367 that Jesus is offered in an unbloody manner in the Sacrifice of the Mass, but God’s Word clearly states that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins:

“But Christ, being come an high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, that is, not of this creation:Neither by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the holies, having obtained eternal redemption.For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death, for the redemption of those trangressions, which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where there is a testament, the death of the testator must of necessity come in. For a testament is of force, after men are dead: otherwise it is as yet of no strength, whilst the testator liveth. Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood. For when every commandment of the law had been read by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, Saying: This is the blood of the testament, which God hath enjoined unto you. The tabernacle also and all the vessels of the ministry, in like manner, he sprinkled with blood. And almost all things, according to the law, are cleansed with blood: and without shedding of blood there is no remission. It is necessary therefore that the patterns of heavenly things should be cleansed with these: but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Jesus is not entered into the holies made with hands, the patterns of the true: but into heaven itself, that he may appear now in the presence of God for us. Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holies, every year with the blood of others: For then he ought to have suffered often from the beginning of the world: but now once at the end of ages, he hath appeared for the destruction of sin, by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment: So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:11-28 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“Then said I: Behold I come: in the head of the book it is written of me: that I should do thy will, O God. In saying before, Sacrifices, and oblations, and holocausts for sin thou wouldest not, neither are they pleasing to thee, which are offered according to the law. Then said I: Behold, I come to do thy will, O God: he taketh away the first, that he may establish that which followeth. In the which will, we are sanctified by the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ once. And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering, and often offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this man offering one sacrifice for sins, for ever sitteth on the right hand of God, From henceforth expecting, until his enemies be made his footstool. For by one oblation he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. And the Holy Ghost also doth testify this to us. For after that he said:

And this is the testament which I will make unto them after those days, saith the Lord. I will give my laws in their hearts, and on their minds will I write them:

And their sins and iniquities I will remember no more. Now where there is a remission of these, there is no more an oblation for sin.” (Hebrews 10:8-18 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

INSTEAD WE ARE TO OFFER SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES AND SACRIFICES OF PRAISE

“Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” (1 Peter 2:5 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name.” (Hebrews 13:15 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen and made honourable by God: Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. ” (1 Peter 2:4,5 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

Jesus — not Mary — is the only Mediator between God and mankind, and He is the only way and only name under heaven by which we can be saved:

“For there is one God, and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus: Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.” (1 Timothy 2:5,6 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“LET not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you. And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be. And whither I go you know, and the way you know. Thomas saith to him: Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. (John 14:1-6 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people, and ancients, hear: If we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he hath been made whole: Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by him this man standeth here before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:9-12 – Douay Rheims Catholic Bible)

(All emphasis in bold print are mine).

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God’s Word clearly reveals to us that the only remedy to save the world that God has provided for us is found in placing  one’s full and complete trust in Jesus Christ and all that He already accomplished for us for the forgiveness of sins. He is our only remedy and we cannot save ourselves as another one of her alleged messages states above.

“He that believeth in the Son, hath life everlasting; but he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

“And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father hath sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.” (1 John 4:14 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible) 

In spite of what is said in another message allegedly given by Mary, God’s Word warns us about giving our devotion to anyone other than to Jesus Christ. We are also warned about accepting another gospel and another Jesus:

“I the Lord, this is my name: I will not give my glory to another, nor my praise to graven things. “

“For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted, and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Christ, whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, whom you have not received; or another gospel which you have not received; you might well bear with him.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-4)

“I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:6-9 – Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

In closing, I prayerfully and humbly ask every precious Catholic, and those of you who do not yet truly know all that Jesus Christ accomplished on your behalf, to please consider reading the Bible and ask God to reveal His truth to you. Begin reading the Gospel of John, and consider reading through Romans, Ephesians, Galatians, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Hebrews, especially Chapters 7 through 10. I urge you to compare what you read against what the Catholic church has taught you, and..

Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory

Note: Source for all Scriptures was: BIBLE HUB

UPDATE

I am still doing research for the third installment in the series regarding the alleged apparitions of the virgin Mary, and I have also been very busy doing many other things. Next week I have an interview for a childcare job, so I would appreciate prayers for God to have His way in this and will continue to place my trust in Him regardless of the outcome of the interview. Thank you for your prayers and patience.♥

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Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography

Photo – ‘Purple Viola 1 Timothy 2:5,6’ taken by Mary K Dalke Reflections Of His Glory Photography

 

UPDATE:

New post coming next week –Lord willing!

SCRIPTURE SUNDAY

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If you want to know the definition of what true love is, you need look no further than what God’s Word has to say about it in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 as presented to you in the photo above. How different our world would be if all people would love one another like this!

But the greatest love that you could ever receive is God’s love:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:16-19)

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:9,10

Thank you very much for stopping by today.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke – Living4HisGlory – Reflections Of His Glory Photography – ReflectHisGlory on Redbubble

Photo ‘Bleeding Heart Branch 1 Corinthians 13:6-8a’ by Mary K Dalke Reflections Of His Glory Photography