Posts Tagged ‘failure’

Papal Visit? Two.

Low Turnout!

Was it the weather or the failed visit to Northern-Ireland that thwarted this second visit by a Pope to Ireland?

Many people were very disappointed that he could not go to the North, after Ireland had to submit to the Queen of England coming to the Republic to please the other side?

Perhaps the truth was much more with the current trends in society and also his failure to seriously speak out on the abuse in the Church and what he was going to do about it!

Sadly the truth is that many Catholics today live with the world and so does this Pope, who has made some startling claims, which are contradictory to Biblical teaching such as the forgiveness of Judas and that he does not believe in Hell?

Matthew 10:28,   Romans 8:34,   Hebrews 10:12.

Cleansing Blood. Two.

Atonement and Redemption!

Jesus blood was spilt for all believers in His death and resurrection, for all who have repented of their failures and sought God? The Mass runs contrary to what the Bible has to say in relation to the spilling of Jesus blood, that it was a one and final event!

The most important thing that one can gather in this life s to know the Lord as our own personal saviour! There are only tow ways after death, heaven or hell and the choices have to be made here and now?

1 John 1:7,   Romans 5:9,   1 Corinthians 11:25,   Ephesians 1:7,   Hebrews 9:22.

For God so loved…His. Two.

A New start for Us?

God gave us His one and only Son Jesus to take our places in the redemption of sins. God has chosen us for Eternal life, not because we deserve it from anything that we have done, but rather from His mercy on our failures.

Many people make quick choices in relation to becoming Christians, others think that by being good and living a right way in their own eyes they will get into Heaven? But this not the case, as with the man in wrong clothes at the wedding supper found out.

We all have to bow in admission of our failure to Jesus, asking His forgiveness and mercy on us and promising to have a mental change of attitudes not continuing or returning to what we were.

1 Peter 3:18.

Reconciliation. Part-Two.

Back to God.

Jesus death and resurrection is the divine reconciliation between humanity God, this is achieved by placing our faith in the Good Works of Jesus and not based on our own deeds!

It is Jesus who has taken the worlds sin upon His own body, He is the one who is Eternally marred for us. If we choose to turn from our failure and admit, God will forgive us! But we must not return again to what we were, but we must move on in personal relationship with Him.

In so doing we are reconciled back to God again and in Him will find daily strength to push on with the problems of life.

Ephesians 2:16,   Colossians 1:22,  2 Timothy 4:18.

Understanding God. Part-One.

More than a Creed.

Religious conversion demands a creed or confirmation to be made and this opens the door to limited understanding of who God is? It is only when we have suffered and been brought to the point of provocation by our enemies.

God does not want us to fall into sin, but He knows we will at some point. he inturn would want us to seek Him and repent quickly.

Psalm 73:12-18, 107:8-31, Proverbs 25:3,  Romans 11:33.

Religion. Part-Two.

Good works and Tradition.

Sadly this is a fact of world Christianity today, it is based more on the physical elements of being seen to do rather than doing and not being seen by faith.

The sin of our fallen conditions prompts us to be seen, so that we will be praised and the keeping of a tradition makes us look good to the world.

It really has to be Jesus and Him alone that we are to be accountable to than humans!

Matthew 6:1, 5, 23:5, 25:36-44, Romans 5:1-6,  Galatians 5:1-6.

Loved. Part-One.

God Loved Us.

Some people find it hard to believe that God can love us and why would He not?

We are His creation and God has proved this love constantly through human history from Noah and the great flood to the Exodus of Israel from Egypt and His suffering servant to this present day.  Genesis 6:8-9:17, John 3:15-17, Hebrews 11:1-40.

God loves us, but he does not love our sin and this is perhaps the problem for many people who want to continue in their Sin.  Romans 5:12, 6;23, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 3:10, 6:7-8.

The State of Europe. Part-One.

Christian Decline.

Over the last forty years Europe has been in Christian decline and this decline has come not from people not bothering to go to ‘Church, but more from the anti-religious mentality of the European Unions equality policy.

Values that have been handed down from family to family for generations in all religions, which are of a good moral standing and doing the right things are now deliberately side lined for a more open liberalism.

Where do we stand in all of this? We have really only what the bible teaches us, we know we will fail to keep God’s standards, but we will try. We know that we are not under the bondage’s of Laws. But at the same time we are not to abuse our freedoms.  Galatians 5:13-15,  1 Peter 2:15-17.

Easter. Part-Two.

Betrayal and Failure.

Jesus was betrayed by one of His own and at the end of the day, they all ran way and denied they were connected to Him. Judas did it for money and the ideal that he believed would cause the events to bring on the restoration of the Kingdom of Israel. Peter boasted he would follow to the end, but denied Him three times. Luke 22:47-48,  John 18:12-18,  25-27.

Jesus had warned them all before hand that they would fail Him.  Matthew 26:20-25,  Mark 14:27-31.

What are we doing today as believers? Bragging about who and what we are or are we just pushing on in silence?  Isaiah 53:7,  John 19:9.

We all fail it is part of our natural Sinful nature, but if we are born anew of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We will endure, persevere on for His Glory and not our own.  Philippians 1:28.

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