Wednesday, May 29, 2013

40 Sins that Will SEND you to Hell

- unless you repent and are saved by Jesus Christ. It is sin which separates man from God (Is. 59:2), who will not dwell with sin (Ps. 5:4), and and even one sin makes you a condemned law breaker (Ja. 2:10), and in need of salvation. This is only a partial list of sins (here is an attempt at a much longer one, and here are many capital crimes) but which serves to help reveal how great a sinner man is, with the Ultimate Sin (see #40) being rejecting the LORD Jesus Christ, the Divine Son of God, whom the Father sent to be “the Savior of the world” (1Jn. 4:14), and “who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20). A person who turns in his heart to the Lord Jesus from sin, trusting Him for salvation, is forgiven, "born again," and adopted by God on Christ's expense (His own sinless blood) and righteousness. And while Christians are not sinless, they are characterized by following Jesus, and repenting when he/she does not. For how to be saved, keep reading after this section.
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1. IDOLATRYthe making of any created thing to be your "god;" finding your ultimate security in, or settings your ultimate love upon any created thing(s), whether material, human, or formal false religious gods; paying homage to, or worshiping idols, attributing divine power to created entities. (Is. 45:18; Ex. 20:3 Dt. 5:7; 6:5,14; 17:2-7; 27:15; Acts 21:25; 1 Cor. 5:11; 12:2; 2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Ths. 1:9; 1 Jn. 5:21; Rev. 2:14,20; 9:20)
2. BLASPHEMY — Attacking or otherwise showing disrespect toward God and His name or character; attributing to other beings GOD's unique divine qualities; profanity in word or deed. (Lv. 24:16; Ex. 20:7; 1Ki. 21:10; Mt. 12:31; Acts 26:11; 1Tim. 1:3; Ja. 2:7)
3. FALSE PROPHECY in the name of the LORD — misusing or misappropriating God's name and authority. (Deu 18:20a; Jer. 20:1-6; 28:11-17)
4. FALSE PROPHETS — Enticing others to practice false religion; apostasy. (Dt. 13:6-12; Mt. 23:15; Acts 13:10)
5. WITCHCRAFT — the practice of witches; occultic magic; ouija boards, astrology, palmistry, necromancy, divination, etc.; also likened to rebellion. (Ex. 22:18; Lv. 19:31; 20:6,27; 1Sam. 15:23)
6. CHILD SACRIFICE TO IDOLS, FALSE GODS (see #1) — includes directing them to laws and ideologies contrary to God's word. (Lv. 18:21; 20:2; Dt, 12:31; 18:10)
7. REBELLION AGAINST PARENTS — Cursing, disrespect, or constant rebellion against parents (except where obedience is required which conflicts with God's laws) (Ex. 20:12; 21:15, 17; cf. Lv, 20:9; Dt. 21:18; 27:16)
8. DISOBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY — Disobedience to just judgments by God-ordained authority. (Dt. 17:9,10a, 11b,12; Josh 1:18; Rm. 13:1-7; 1Pet. 2:13,14)
9. MURDER — premeditated killing with malice; intentional unlawful and or unjust killing of another human; homicide with malicious forethought. (Ex. 21:12-14: Lv. 24:17; Num. 35:31; Dt. 19:11,12; Jn. 8:44; 1 Tim. 1:9; 1 Pet. 4:15; 1 Jn. 3:15)
10. NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE — Death of another caused by one's own negligence. (Ex. 21:29)
11. HOMOSEXsexual activity between persons of the same gender; seeking to join same genders in marriage (cf. here and here (Lv. 18:22; 20:13; Rm. 1:26,27; 1 Tim. 1:10)
12. EFFEMINANCY — men unnaturally taking on female characteristics and behavior. (Dt. 22:5; 1 Cor. 6:9)
13. BESTIALITY — sexual relations between humans and animals. (Ex. 22:19; Lv. 18:23; 20:15; Dt. 27:21)
14. ADULTERY — violation of the marriage bed; extramarital sexual relations in heart or actions (includes lusting by pornography). (Lv. 20:10; Dt. 22:23-25; Mk. 7:20-23; Jn. 8:3-5; Gal. 5:19; 1 Cor. 6:9)
15. FORNICATION — sexual intercourse before marriage: also adultery and spiritual unfaithfulness. (Gn. 34; Mt. 19:9; Mk. 7:20-23; Acts 15:20; 21:25; Rm. 1:29; 1 Cor. 5:1,11; 6:13,19; 7:2; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:3; Col. 3:5; 1Ths. 4:3; Rev. 9:21; 14:8; 17:2,4; 18:3; 19:2);
16. SEXUAL UNCLEANNESS — all unnatural, impure or otherwise illicit or unmarried sexual activity, in heart or deed. (Mk. 7:20-23; 2Cor. 12:21; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:3; Col. 3:5)
17. DECEIT, LYING — dishonesty in every form, being a false witnesses. (Dt. 19:15; Mk. 7:22; 14:1; Acts 13:10; Rm. 1:29; 1 Tim. 1:10; 1Ths. 2:3; 1Pet. 2:1,22; 3:10; Rev. 2:2; 14:5; 21:8)
18. MISDIRECTING PEOPLE — Making the blind wander out of the way; misleading people. (Dt. 27:18; Mt. 15:14)
19. FALSE PRETENSE IN MARRIAGE Marriage under the pretense of being a virgin. (Dt. 22:20)
20. LASCIVIOUSNESS — lustful, wanton; captivating lust. (Gal. 5:19; Eph. 4:19; 1Pet. 4:3; Jude 1:4)
21. COVETOUSNESS — Selfish lusting for things. (Lk. 12:15; Rm. 1:29; 2 Cor. 9:5; Eph. 4:19; 5:3; Col. 3:5; 1 Ths. 2:5; 2 Pet. 2:3,14)
22. THEFTS — stealing; the unlawful taking of anything material, intellectual, etc. (Ex. 20:15; Lv. 19:11; Dt. 19:14; Dt. 27:17; Ezek. 22:29; Mk. 7:22; Jn. 12:6; Eph. 4:28; 1 Pet. 4:15)
23. PERVERTING JUSTICE — perversion of what is right for the stranger, fatherless or widow. (Exo 22:22-24; Deu 27:19)
24. HATRED — Unholy bitter aversion, animosity, antagonism, resentment. (Rm. 1:29; Gal. 5:20; Ja. 4:4)
25. VARIANCEcontentious spirit; refusal to submit to truth. (Rm. 1:29; 1Cor. 3:3; Gal. 5:20; Tts. 3:9)
26. EMULATIONS — unholy zeal; selfish ambition; strife to excel at the expense of another. (Num. 12; Gal. 5:20; Phil. 2:14)
27. WRATH — Carnal turbulent, violent passions; unholy active anger, indignation. (2 Cor. 12:20; Gal. 5:20; Col. 3:8)
28. STRIFE — fleshly disputations; selfish contention for superiority. (Gal. 5:20; Rm. 1:29; 13:13; 1 Cor. 1:11; 2 Cor. 12:20; Phil. 1:15; 2:24; 1Tim. 6:4; 3:9; 1 Pet. 5:5)
29. SEDITION — carnal, unholy assembly in opposition to lawful authority: fleshly factious uprising; (Num. 12; 16; Rm. 16:7; 1 Cor. 3:3; Gal. 5:20)
30. HERESIES — unholy divisions; false doctrine opposed to established fundamental truth. (Gal. 5:20; Tts. 1:3)
32. ENVYINGS — feeling displeasure at the excellence or prosperity of another. (Num. 16:3,7; Mt. 27:18; Mk. 15:10; Rm. 1:29; Phil. 1:15; 1Tim. 6:4; Tts. 3:3; 1Pet. 2:1)
33. DRUNKENNESS — the state of being drunk; under the influence of intoxicating substances which alter the senses for recreation. “Even the cares of the world, when they intoxicate the mind” (Adam Clarke). (Ga. 5:21; Dt. 21:20; Lk. 21:34; 1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10; Eph. 5:18; 1 Ths. 5:7)
34. REVELINGS — boisterous, indulgent festivities, carousing, loud merry-making, partying. (Ex. 32:1-8; Gal. 5:21; Rm. 13:13; 1Pet. 4:3)
35. PRIDEhaughtiness; egotism; conceit. Seeing yourself better than you really are. (Ps. 12:3; 101:5; 119:21; 123:4; 138:6; Prv. 6:17; 15:25; 16:5; 21:4,24; 28:25; Eccl. 7:8; Is. 2:12)
36. FOOLISHNESS — frivolous or irresponsible behavior. (Prv. 12:23; 22:15; 24:9; 27:2; Eccl. 7:25; 1 Pet. 2:15)
37. EXTORTIONforced extraction of money, sex, things, by manipulation; coercion. (1 Cor. 5:11; Lk. 18:11; Mt. 7:15)
38. Wickednessgeneral depravity; malice. (Mk. 7:22; 1 Cor. 5:8; Eph. 6:12)
39. EVIL THOUGHTS (Mk. 7:21; Mt. 9:4; Ja. 2:4) — any evil thoughts, or imaginations, including unwarranted suspicions; resentment; illicit sex fantasies; planning evil.
40. THE ULTIMATE SIN OF DAMNATION - Rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, and the only One who can save you from all your sins.
John. 3:18, 36 - He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on Him.
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day" (2Ths. 1:-10).
JESUS CHRIST Came To Save Sinners
Consider your Soul in the Light of Eternity
There is a God - your Creator, Who has given us both good things and good laws. But “All have sinned” (Rm. 3:23), breaking His good laws and misusing the good things which He has given us for our benefit. Your sins have separated you from God, and no sin will be or should be allowed into God's Holy Heavenly City (Is. 59:1, 2; Rv. 21:27).
If you die in your sins - if you have not cast all your faith upon the Lord Jesus Christ to save you and had all your sins washed away by His precious blood ( which results in obeying Him) – then you will go to a real place that is just the opposite of Heaven, a place of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth (Mt. 8:12; 13:42). You must be forgiven and born (spiritually) by the Holy Spirit of Christ to see Heaven.
Right now you are in one of two spiritual conditions, dead in sins or alive in Christ; traveling on one of two paths, the broad way that leads to everlasting destruction or the narrow way that leads to everlasting life; and heading for one of two eternal places, the Lake of Fire or the Heavenly City (Eph. 2:1; Mt. 7:14; Rev. 20-22).
The Only Way you can have your sins forgiven and get back to God is through the Lord JESUS CHRIST, whom the Father sent to save you (Acts 4:12; 1Jn. 4:10, 14).
It is He who came down from Heaven to live a completely sinless and perfect life, sacrificially showing us what God is like in His love, power and righteousness. Then, in “amazing grace,” He who “did no sin” (1Pet. 2:10) took responsibility for all we have done wrong, paying the price for the forgiveness of our sins with His own sinless blood, dying for us! And having done all that is necessary to atone for our sins, it is He whom God raised “up from the dead and gave Him glory” (1Pet. 1:21), and who now reigns in Heaven at the Father's right hand as man's present Savior and future Judge (Act 10:39-43).
Therefore there is no salvation in any other: “for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Neither Allah, the Pope, Mary, Muhammmad, Buddha, etc. can save you. Your church membership, “good deeds,” praying to saints, etc. will not make you right with God. Only the One who came down from Heaven to die for you and rose again is able to redeem you, on His expense and credit (blood and righteousness) - not yours – and strengthen you to follow Him.
Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Heb. 7:25). “
What you do with Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of the Living and True God, reveals what you truly, ultimately love, and determines where and with whom you will spend ETERNITY!
The ultimate question is, ”What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” (Mt. 27:22) and which YOU are now asked. The demonic crowd at that time cried, “Let Him be crucified.” By your choice today you are either choosing to be partners with them in damnation, or with those who truly profess “Jesus Christ is Lord” and receive Him unto salvation. “Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve.”
We pray that you, dear soul, will not be a fool and sin away your day of grace but instead will “forsake the foolish and live” by deciding in your heart you want Jesus more than anything, and choosing Christ and His Life today. (Prv. 9:6).
Humble yourself as a guilty and helpless sinner and pray to the Lord Jesus to save you, giving your sins and life to Him:
.. the publican [a known sinner], standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner” and “went down to his house justified” (Lk. 18:13).
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Rom. 10:9).
The Lord Jesus said, “He that is not with Me is against Me (Mat. 12:30). To decide for Christ is the most important and necessary decision you will ever make. Therefore think on these things and do not rest until you have truly received the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
This decision is shown by being baptized under water in identification with your Lord and following Him as enabled with a Bible-believing and preaching church...despite persecutions!
"Then they that gladly received His Word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” “..and went everywhere, preaching the Word” (Acts 2:41, 42; 8:4 ).
May God bless you and give you grace. Praise the Lord!
O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good; for His mercy for ever” (Ps. 107:1)!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Roman Catholicism, Mary, and Idolatry by Matt Slick

maryRoman Catholics have an extremely high view of Mary and have attributed some astounding characteristics and abilities to her, such as her interceding for us, atoning for us, and delivering our souls from damnation (documented below).  Protestants consider this elevation to be not only extreme, but idolatrous since they attribute to Mary what should only be said of God.  Roman Catholicism responds by saying it venerates Mary and gets its doctrines on her from Sacred Tradition, which is an "inanimate thing passed from hand to hand,"1.  Alright, so which is it, the sin of idolatry or the blessing of veneration?
The Roman Catholic church teaches there is a difference between idolatry and veneration.  It says,
"Idolatry etymologically denotes Divine worship given to an image, but its signification has been extended to all Divine worship given to anyone or anything but the true God....An essential difference exists between idolatry and the veneration of images practised [sic] in the Catholic Church, viz., that while the idolater credits the image he reverences with Divinity or Divine powers, the Catholic knows "that in images there is no divinity or virtue on account of which they are to be worshipped, that no petitions can be addressed to them, and that no trust is to be placed in them." 2
The Roman Catholic Church has defined idolatry far too narrowly in its favor.  Let's consider two things.

Divine Worship

First, notice that it says "divine worship" should be given only to God.  This works out to mean that other forms of worship to Mary are okay, as long as it isn't "divine worship."  But what is "divine worship?"  After searching through the Vatican Website3, the Catholic Encyclopedia4, the entire Council of Trent5, Vatican II6 and the Catechism of the Catholic Church,7, Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma,8 and the Catholic Dictionary9 the best I could find was, "Now the divine worship is directed to the glorification of God."10  That is a nice and brief comment, but it isn't descriptive enough.  Why is it that in all these sources Divine Worship is not defined?  Perhaps it is because offering a strict definition might make them vulnerable to criticism concerning their worship of Mary.
Catholicism says that divine worship is for God only, yet it also says it is okay to bow down before a statue of Mary, pray to Mary, believe that Mary delivers us from death, believe Mary atoned for us, etc., as long as you don't give her "divine worship."  In other words, you can do almost anything worship-wise to Mary as you would to God, just don't call it "divine worship."

Exodus 20:5 and "worship"

The Hebrew word for "worship" in Exodus 20:5 (the Ten Commandments) is "shachah" שָׁחָה.  Take a look at what the Strong's Enhanced Lexicon says about the word.
"172 occurrences; AV translates as “worship” 99 times, “bow” 31 times, “bow down” 18 times, “obeisance” nine times, “reverence” five times, “fall down” three times, “themselves” twice, “stoop” once, “crouch” once, and translated miscellaneously three times. 1 to bow down. 1a (Qal) to bow down. 1b (Hiphil) to depress (fig). 1c (Hithpael). 1c1 to bow down, prostrate oneself. 1c1a before superior in homage. 1c1b before God in worship. 1c1c before false gods. 1c1d before angel."11
Bowing down is part of the act of worship, as you can see above.  Clearly, Roman Catholics who bow down before statues of Mary (and others) are risking breaking the commandment not to worship other gods and not to bow down before idols.  The Catholic Church responds by saying that as long as it isn't divine worship given to Mary, it is okay.  But this is nothing more than a word game.  They do the same thing to Mary that they would to God and excuse it by saying that it isn't divine worship.  The funny thing is that God doesn't make the same distinction as the Catholics do.  God says don't do it.  Don't bow down before images (Lev. 26:1).


Second, the Roman Catholic definition of idolatry used above says "the idolater credits the image he reverences with Divinity or Divine powers."  Again after searching all the sources listed above, divine powers is not defined.  The best I found was "divine power preserved Christ's body from corruption." (CCC 627) and "Divine power is inexhaustible" (Catholic Enyclopedia, Omnipotentce).  Roman Catholicism does not attribute divinity to Mary (at least, not yet), but it does attribute divine powers to her: atonement of sin12; divine access to God13, delivering our souls from death14; her intercession brings us salvation15, etc.
Such magnificent attributes of Mary are found nowhere in Scripture.  Let me say this again, none of these things are found in God's inspired word.  They are, however, said to be found in the Roman Catholic Church's Sacred Tradition.  I cannot help but consider what God said through the Apostle Paul about not exceeding what is written in the word of God.
"Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to exceed what is written, in order that no one of you might become arrogant in behalf of one against the other," (1 Cor. 4:6).16
So, the Roman Catholic Church is commanded by Scripture to not exceed what is written in God's word.  Has it done that?  Has it exceeded the limits of Scripture?  Yes, it has.
In the Bible, NASB, the word idol (and its cognates idols and idolatry) occurs 175 times in 162 verses.  I read every one of the 175 verses and not once did I find a reference to the idolators actually considering the idols in their hands and/or to which they bowed as actually being alive, because that is what it would mean to claim that they were divine.  Remember, Catholicism says, "the idolater credits the image he reverences with Divinity or Divine powers."17.  But this is wrong.  You see, the Catholic Church is stacking the definitional deck in its favor so as to separate itself from the biblical teaching of idolatry and maintain its practice of bowing down before various statues and praying to saints.
But saying the Roman Catholic Church is practicing idolatry doesn't prove anything.  So, let's turn to God's word and take a look at the examples of idolatry and then see if the Roman Catholic Church practices the same thing concerning Mary.
  Idolatry of in the Bible Examples of with Mary
Altars to Idols 2 Chron. 33:15, "He also removed the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the Lord, as well as all the altars which he had built on the mountain of the house of the Lord and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city." "From the beginning of Christianity special veneration was paid to the Mother of God, which in the language of theology is called hyperdulia, to distinguish the honour rendered to her from that given to the other saints. It is not strange, therefore, that after the main or principal altar, the most prominent is that dedicated in a special manner to the Mother of God; and to indicate this specific preference, this altar is usually placed in the most prominent position in the church, i.e. at the right (gospel) side of the main altar. In general it signifies any altar of which the Blessed Virgin is the titular."18
Bowing Down to Images Lev. 26:1, "You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God."  See Joshua 23:7 All across the world, images of Mary are elevated in Feasts and Churches.  In those churches, people very often bow down to statues of Mary. This is a violation of scripture.
Images in the House of God 2 Chron. 33:6-7, He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger. 7 Then he put the carved image of the idol which he had made in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever; Roman Catholic Churches are full of images of all sorts in, what we could call, the houses of God, the Roman Catholic Churches.  The most prominent are those of Mary.
Idols in the hearts Ezek. 14:3, "Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity. Should I be consulted by them at all?" Veneration of Mary is accomplished in the heart. "The Blessed Virgin, as manifesting in a sublimer manner than any other creature the goodness of God, deserves from us a higher recognition and deeper veneration than any other of the saints; and this peculiar cultus due to her because of her unique position in the Divine economy, is designated in theology hyperdulia, that is dulia in an eminent degree."19
Kissing statues Hosea 13:2, "And now they sin more and more, And make for themselves molten images, Idols skillfully made from their silver, All of them the work of craftsmen. They say of them, “Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!" All over the world, Catholics not only bow to statues of Mary but will ceremoniously kiss the statue's feet.  There is no record found from the Vatican that denounces such a practice.
Making Graven Images Exo. 20:4-5, "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, It should go without saying that statues and images of Mary are too countless to number within the Roman Catholic Churches around the world.  If Mary is in heaven, and they make images of her, then they violate the Scripture.
Making Male and Female Images Deut. 4:15, "So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, 16 lest you act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female," The Roman Catholic Church is full of male and female statues representing Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and others.  They are often used in worship services and many people bow down before them.
Prays to Isaiah 44:17, But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god."  See also  Isaiah 45:20, “Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol, and pray to a god who cannot save. CCC par. 2675, "Beginning with Mary's unique cooperation with the working of the Holy Spirit, the Churches developed their prayer to the holy Mother of God, centering it on the person of Christ manifested in his mysteries..."
Request for Deliverance Isaiah 44:17, But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god." Par. 966, "...You [Mary] conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death."
Worshipping Images Deut. 4:19, "And beware, lest you lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven."

Ex. 20:4-5, "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God..."
"...when she [Mary] is the subject of preaching and worship she prompts the faithful to come to her Son..." (Vatican Council II, p. 420).  Statues of Mary often have her depicted with Stars in her crown, an allusion, says Catholicism to Revelation 12:1-2, " And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth." 20
Worship of false gods Acts 10:24-26, "And on the following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 And when it came about that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am just a man."   Rev. 22:8-9, "And I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 And he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book; worship God." "...when she [Mary] is the subject of preaching and worship she prompts the faithful to come to her Son..." (Vatican Council II, p. 420).
Does the Roman Catholic Church promote idolatry?  According to the scripture and its own practices, yes it does.
"Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry," (1 Cor. 10:14).

Friday, May 24, 2013


The humongous earthquakes that The LORD God Almighty,The LORD Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit revealed to me in a very mighty prophesy on 4th May 2013 to be coming to the eastern region of the earth have started to be fulfilled following a humongous magnitude 8.3 earthquake that has hit the far eastern region in Russia.

And its very amazing how the global news channels are all reporting that it indeed occurred in The Far Eastern region of the earth just the same way The LORD revealed to me when He was showing me this prophesy; infact The LORD lifted me up and placed me in a place and He made me know that it was The Eastern part of The Earth and He then showed me humongous earthquakes coming to that region and nearby nations.(And He made me know in the prophesy back then on 4th May 2013 that these nations surround China e.g Russia etc).


In that very mighty prophesy of The LORD 20 days ago (on 4th May 2013) which I titled: " Prophesy of A Humongous Earthquake Coming To The Eastern Region of The Earth Including China Due To Rampant Idolatry Including Buddhism".  And let me state at this juncture that more humongous earthquake(s) are still coming to this eastern region (Even though The LORD singled out China and made me know that humongous earthquakes are coming to The surrounding nations as well-Russia Included). 


 The LORD revealed to me what I stated as follows when sharing and posting the prophesy of The LORD back then on 4th May 2013: "While still in the dream I had what looked like a second part of this conversation with The LORD, and so I found myself on the eastern part of the earth. And I was shown humongous earthquake(s) shaking the earth specifically on the eastern part of the earth; the area that includes China. And as this very humongous, mega and huge earthquake(s) struck the earth, I was shown a group of people praising and worshiping; and I was made to understand that they were worshipping Buddha and were actually Buddhists. They were dressed in reddish regalia. I was then shown a very few number of people praising and worshiping The LORD Jesus Christ. I actually joined this other very small group of people that was worshiping The LORD Jesus Christ and we praised and worshiped The LORD."

And The LORD also revealed to me in the prophesy what I stated as follows: "And so as these very humongous earthquakes were happening in the eastern side of the earth including China and other surrounding eastern nations; I actually saw written “Beijing, China” and so its seems that even the capital city of china will be affected by this humongous earthquake(s) .I was shown that The LORD God Almighty is going to shake the eastern region of the earth due to very rampant idolatry in that region. The LORD actually showed me Buddhism in that region even as He tremendously shook the land. In the dream, I actually ministered to the people in this eastern region and I showed them that The LORD Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven."

And from the above revelation of The LORD in the prophesy of 4th May 2013, you will note that The LORD revealed that very humongous earthquakes are coming to the eastern region of The earth as He placed me in the eastern region and showed me the very humongous earthquakes coming to the eastern nations including China. And so more humongous earthquakes are coming to that region (Including the nation of China); and so this humongous 8.3 that has struck on 24th May 2013 is just but the beginning as per what The LORD revealed in that very mighty conversation with The LORD on 4th May 2013. because The voice of The LORD said: "Humongous Earthquakes in The Eastern Region of The Earth."


The Main Highlights From The News Reports About This Humongous Earthquake Are As Follows:

-"A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East region, sending tremors across the country and sparking a short-lived tsunami warning.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, whose epicenter was in the Sea of Okhotsk, east of the Russian coast and north of Japan, was a preliminary magnitude of 8.2.

-"There were repercussions of the quake in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and Europe, in particular Romania (An Eastern region nation)," said Anatoly Tsygankov from Russia's Rosgidromet environmental monitoring service."Practically the whole continent shook."Residents of northern Japan (An Eastern region nation) felt the quake but there was no tsunami warning from Japan's meteorological agency. A massive undersea earthquake Friday in Russia's Far East prompted a tsunami warning and was felt in cities including Moscow. 


-"The huge magnitude and great depth of the quake meant that its echoes were felt across the Eurasian continent including in the Russian capital itself."


1-Yahoo News

Headline: Massive Far East quake felt in Moscow, no casualties

Headline: Far East quake felt 7000km away in Moscow


Headline: Russia's Far East rocked by powerful earthquake


Headline: Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Russian Far East

5-Huffington Post

Headline: Russia Earthquake: Powerful Temblor Hits Off East Coast In Sea Of Okhotsk

6-Radio  Free Europe Radio Liberty

Headline: Russian Far East Hit By Okhotsk Earthquake; Tsunami Alert Lifted

7-Fox News

Headline: Strong earthquake hits Russia's Far East

8-Belfast Telegraph

Headline: Big quake hits Russia's far east

9-News Wala

Headline: 8.3 earthquake hits Russia's Far East




Precious Jesus, 

I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind,

and today I have recognized my shortfall,

I repent and turn away from all sin.

Please cover me with your precious blood,

and establish your word in my life,

that I may be found in righteousness and holiness

and write my name in your book of life

and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit

in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.


Shalom!!! Shalom!!! Shalom!!!

Kevin Mirasi