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  1. Pope Benedict XVI adress

    10-19-2008

    Pontiff puts world in Mary's hands
    Pontiff puts world in Mary's hands | CBCP News



    The Ten Commandments

    1 And God spoke all these words:

    2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
    3 "You shall have no other gods before [a] me.
    4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.
    7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
    8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
    12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
    13 "You shall not murder.
    14 "You shall not commit adultery.
    15 "You shall not steal.
    16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
    17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
    18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die."
    20 Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning."
    21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.

    Idols

    22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites this: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven: 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.




    John 4:24

    "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
     
  2. "I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:8
     
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:11
    "For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
     
  4. Blessed be the name of the LORD forever and ever brother. there is no other.

    I see so much superstition in that article, wow... I get angry reading things like that lol.
    I like what Phinehas did in Numbers 25 for this case =D

    the work of the devil.
     
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  6. LOL the moderator comment came out quick on this one. I would emplore everyone to NOT pass judgement. Remember what Jesus said, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." Pray for their salvation and pray that God's will be done in their lives but do NOT judge them for their beliefs.
     
  7. Just side tracking here a little bit. Since the fall of mankind has not the earth been in satans hands which is why we had to be saved?:)
     
  8. Yes Satan and his followers have dominion over the earth but not outside of God's plan.
     
  9. we, the children of God have authority over them, the day that they will have authority over us is when not one single Jewish or Christian stands, and the world be over run by unbelievers, and death comes.

    satan is the god of this world and has deceived the people of this earth to believe that they are gods, but since we have the power to cast satan out, then we have authority over him, as the disciples also had authority, and this authority comes by the name of Yeshua, who is the almighty God.

    I will ask of you to read the old testament to know what God did to idol worshipers. God does not change. God created everyone and everything, His will be done. His thoughts be spread out, His will be done, there is no other truth out there save the LORD.
     
  10. whoever mentions the name of the LORD and does good, does good in the sight of God. but when they mention anothers name and give praise unto her/him, let God be the judge of that, as we have seen with the Israelites.
     
  11. satan is building his kingdom,through people who reject God.and sorry to say by some who lip service God.this is where we get false people,who bend for there own profit,or at any time the going gets tough,repent and carry on.some talk the talk but can,t walk the walk.:eek:
     
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    10-19-2008

    Pontiff puts world in Mary's hands
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    27As He, (Jesus) said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!" But He said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" Luke 11:27-28






    "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6



    Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us."

    Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father '? John 14:8-9



    1 And God spoke all these words, saying,

    2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
    3 "You shall have no other gods before me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved 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. 5 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 on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments."

    Idols

    22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites this: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven: 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.

    Exodus 20 1-6, 22-23


    "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."



    1 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

    7 So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father."
    19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. 20 Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?" 21 Others said, "These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

    I and the Father Are One

    22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one."

    31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?" 33 The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God." 34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I said, you are gods'? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." 39 Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. 40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41 And many came to him. And they said, "John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true." 42 And many believed in him there. John 10



    Remember Ezekiel?
    Ezekiel 8

    Vision of Abominations in Jerusalem

    1 It came about in the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell on me there.

    2 Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of a man; from His loins and downward there was the appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance of glowing metal.
    3 He stretched out the form of a hand and caught me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy, was located.
    4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the appearance which I saw in the plain.
    5 Then He said to me, "Son of man, raise your eyes now toward the north " So I raised my eyes toward the north, and behold, to the north of the altar gate was this idol of jealousy at the entrance.
    6 And He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations which the house of Israel are committing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will see still greater abominations."
    7 Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall.
    8 He said to me, "Son of man, now dig through the wall." So I dug through the wall, and behold, an entrance.
    9 And He said to me, "Go in and see the wicked abominations that they are committing here."
    10 So I entered and looked, and behold, every form of creeping things and beasts and detestable things, with all the idols of the house of Israel, were carved on the wall all around.
    11 Standing in front of them were seventy elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them, each man with his censer in his hand and the fragrance of the cloud of incense rising.
    12 Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his carved images? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'"
    13 And He said to me, "Yet you will see still greater abominations which they are committing."
    14 Then He brought me to the entrance of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.
    15 He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Yet you will see still greater abominations than these."
    16 Then He brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.
    17 He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose. 18 "Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them."


    see
    Revelations 2-3
     
  13. Matthew 23

    Seven Woes

    1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2"The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

    5"Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them 'Rabbi.'
    8"But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. 9And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10Nor are you to be called 'teacher,' for you have one Teacher, the Christ. 11The greatest among you will be your servant. 12For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
    13"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
    15"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.
    16"Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' 17You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18You also say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.' 19You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. 22And he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one who sits on it.
    23"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
    25"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
    27"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
    29"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' 31So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers!
    33"You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation. 37"O 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, but you were not willing. 38Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
     
  14. "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." They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!" He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?" Isaiah 44:17-20



    "He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD."

    "Whoever approves of wicked people and whoever condemns righteous people is disgusting to the LORD."

    Proverbs 17:15
     
  15. Remember Jeremiah 1-4 (1:11-4:4)

    11 Then the Lord said to me, “Look, Jeremiah! What do you see?”

    And I replied, “I see a branch from an almond tree.”
    12 And the Lord said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching,[c] and I will certainly carry out all my plans.”
    13 Then the Lord spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?”
    And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.”
    14 “Yes,” the Lord said, “for terror from the north will boil out on the people of this land. 15 Listen! I am calling the armies of the kingdoms of the north to come to Jerusalem. I, the Lord, have spoken!
    “They will set their thrones
    at the gates of the city.
    They will attack its walls
    and all the other towns of Judah.
    16 I will pronounce judgment
    on my people for all their evil—
    for deserting me and burning incense to other gods.
    Yes, they worship idols made with their own hands!
    17 “Get up and prepare for action.
    Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say.
    Do not be afraid of them,
    or I will make you look foolish in front of them.
    18 For see, today I have made you strong
    like a fortified city that cannot be captured,
    like an iron pillar or a bronze wall.
    You will stand against the whole land—
    the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah.
    19 They will fight you, but they will fail.
    For I am with you, and I will take care of you.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!” Jeremiah 2

    The Lord’s Case against His People

    1 The Lord gave me another message. He said, 2 “Go and shout this message to Jerusalem. This is what the Lord says:

    “I remember how eager you were to please me
    as a young bride long ago,
    how you loved me and followed me
    even through the barren wilderness.
    3 In those days Israel was holy to the Lord,
    the first of his children.[d]
    All who harmed his people were declared guilty,
    and disaster fell on them.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!”
    4 Listen to the word of the Lord, people of Jacob—all you families of Israel! 5 This is what the Lord says:
    “What did your ancestors find wrong with me
    that led them to stray so far from me?
    They worshiped worthless idols,
    only to become worthless themselves.
    6 They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord
    who brought us safely out of Egypt
    and led us through the barren wilderness—
    a land of deserts and pits,
    a land of drought and death,
    where no one lives or even travels?’
    7 “And when I brought you into a fruitful land
    to enjoy its bounty and goodness,
    you defiled my land and
    corrupted the possession I had promised you.
    8 The priests did not ask,
    ‘Where is the Lord?’
    Those who taught my word ignored me,
    the rulers turned against me,
    and the prophets spoke in the name of Baal,
    wasting their time on worthless idols.
    9 Therefore, I will bring my case against you,”
    says the Lord.
    “I will even bring charges against your children’s children
    in the years to come.
    10 “Go west and look in the land of Cyprus[e];
    go east and search through the land of Kedar.
    Has anyone ever heard of anything
    as strange as this?
    11 Has any nation ever traded its gods for new ones,
    even though they are not gods at all?
    Yet my people have exchanged their glorious God[f]
    for worthless idols!
    12 The heavens are shocked at such a thing
    and shrink back in horror and dismay,”
    says the Lord.
    13 “For my people have done two evil things:
    They have abandoned me—
    the fountain of living water.
    And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns
    that can hold no water at all!

    The Results of Israel’s Sin

    14 “Why has Israel become a slave?
    Why has he been carried away as plunder?
    15 Strong lions have roared against him,
    and the land has been destroyed.
    The towns are now in ruins,
    and no one lives in them anymore.
    16 Egyptians, marching from their cities of Memphis[g] and Tahpanhes,
    have destroyed Israel’s glory and power.
    17 And you have brought this upon yourselves
    by rebelling against the Lord your God,
    even though he was leading you on the way!

    18 “What have you gained by your alliances with Egypt
    and your covenants with Assyria?
    What good to you are the streams of the Nile[h]
    or the waters of the Euphrates River?[i]
    19 Your wickedness will bring its own punishment.
    Your turning from me will shame you.
    You will see what an evil, bitter thing it is
    to abandon the Lord your God and not to fear him.
    I, the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!
    20 “Long ago I broke the yoke that oppressed you
    and tore away the chains of your slavery,
    but still you said,
    ‘I will not serve you.’
    On every hill and under every green tree,
    you have prostituted yourselves by bowing down to idols.
    21 But I was the one who planted you,
    choosing a vine of the purest stock—the very best.
    How did you grow into this corrupt wild vine?
    22 No amount of soap or lye can make you clean.
    I still see the stain of your guilt.
    I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!

    Israel, an Unfaithful Wife

    23 “You say, ‘That’not true!
    I haven’t worshiped the images of Baal!’
    But how can you say that?
    Go and look in any valley in the land!
    Face the awful sins you have done.
    You are like a restless female camel
    desperately searching for a mate.
    24 You are like a wild donkey,
    sniffing the wind at mating time.
    Who can restrain her lust?
    Those who desire her don’t need to search,
    for she goes running to them!
    25 When will you stop running?
    When will you stop panting after other gods?
    But you say, ‘Save your breath.
    I’m in love with these foreign gods,
    and I can’t stop loving them now!’

    26 “Israel is like a thief
    who feels shame only when he gets caught.
    They, their kings, officials, priests, and prophets—
    all are alike in this.
    27 To an image carved from a piece of wood they say,
    ‘You are my father.’
    To an idol chiseled from a block of stone they say,
    ‘You are my mother.’
    They turn their backs on me,
    but in times of trouble they cry out to me,
    ‘Come and save us!’
    28 But why not call on these gods you have made?
    When trouble comes, let them save you if they can!
    For you have as many gods
    as there are towns in Judah.
    29 Why do you accuse me of doing wrong?
    You are the ones who have rebelled,”
    says the Lord.
    30 “I have punished your children,
    but they did not respond to my discipline.
    You yourselves have killed your prophets
    as a lion kills its prey.
    31 “O my people, listen to the words of the Lord!
    Have I been like a desert to Israel?
    Have I been to them a land of darkness?
    Why then do my people say, ‘At last we are free from God!
    We don’t need him anymore!’
    32 Does a young woman forget her jewelry?
    Does a bride hide her wedding dress?
    Yet for years on end
    my people have forgotten me.
    33 “How you plot and scheme to win your lovers.
    Even an experienced prostitute could learn from you!
    34 Your clothing is stained with the blood of the innocent and the poor,
    though you didn’t catch them breaking into your houses!
    35 And yet you say,
    ‘I have done nothing wrong.
    Surely God isn’t angry with me!’
    But now I will punish you severely
    because you claim you have not sinned.
    36 First here, then there—
    you flit from one ally to another asking for help.
    But your new friends in Egypt will let you down,
    just as Assyria did before.
    37 In despair, you will be led into exile
    with your hands on your heads,
    for the Lord has rejected the nations you trust.
    They will not help you at all.

    Jeremiah 3


    1 “If a man divorces a woman
    and she goes and marries someone else,
    he will not take her back again,
    for that would surely corrupt the land.
    But you have prostituted yourself with many lovers,
    so why are you trying to come back to me?”
    says the Lord.
    2 “Look at the shrines on every hilltop.
    Is there any place you have not been defiled
    by your adultery with other gods?
    You sit like a prostitute beside the road waiting for a customer.
    You sit alone like a nomad in the desert.
    You have polluted the land with your prostitution
    and your wickedness.
    3 That’s why even the spring rains have failed.
    For you are a brazen prostitute and completely shameless.
    4 Yet you say to me,
    ‘Father, you have been my guide since my youth.
    5 Surely you won’t be angry forever!
    Surely you can forget about it!’
    So you talk,
    but you keep on doing all the evil you can.”

    Judah Follows Israel’s Example

    6 During the reign of King Josiah, the Lord said to me, “Have you seen what fickle Israel has done? Like a wife who commits adultery, Israel has worshiped other gods on every hill and under every green tree. 7 I thought, ‘After she has done all this, she will return to me.’ But she did not return, and her faithless sister Judah saw this. 8 She saw that I divorced faithless Israel because of her adultery. But that treacherous sister Judah had no fear, and now she, too, has left me and given herself to prostitution. 9 Israel treated it all so lightly—she thought nothing of committing adultery by worshiping idols made of wood and stone. So now the land has been polluted. 10 But despite all this, her faithless sister Judah has never sincerely returned to me. She has only pretended to be sorry. I, the Lord, have spoken!”


    Hope for Wayward Israel

    11 Then the Lord said to me, “Even faithless Israel is less guilty than treacherous Judah! 12 Therefore, go and give this message to Israel.[j] This is what the Lord says:

    “O Israel, my faithless people,
    come home to me again,
    for I am merciful.
    I will not be angry with you forever.
    13 Only acknowledge your guilt.
    Admit that you rebelled against the Lord your God
    and committed adultery against him
    by worshiping idols under every green tree.
    Confess that you refused to listen to my voice.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!
    14 “Return home, you wayward children,”
    says the Lord,
    “for I am your master.
    I will bring you back to the land of Israel[k]—
    one from this town and two from that family—
    from wherever you are scattered.
    15 And I will give you shepherds after my own heart,
    who will guide you with knowledge and understanding.
    16 “And when your land is once more filled with people,” says the Lord, “you will no longer wish for ‘the good old days’ when you possessed the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant. You will not miss those days or even remember them, and there will be no need to rebuild the Ark. 17 In that day Jerusalem will be known as ‘The Throne of the Lord.’ All nations will come there to honor the Lord. They will no longer stubbornly follow their own evil desires. 18 In those days the people of Judah and Israel will return together from exile in the north. They will return to the land I gave their ancestors as an inheritance forever.
    19 “I thought to myself,
    ‘I would love to treat you as my own children!’
    I wanted nothing more than to give you this beautiful land—
    the finest possession in the world.
    I looked forward to your calling me ‘Father,’
    and I wanted you never to turn from me.
    20 But you have been unfaithful to me, you people of Israel!
    You have been like a faithless wife who leaves her husband.
    I, the Lord, have spoken.”
    21 Voices are heard high on the windswept mountains,
    the weeping and pleading of Israel’s people.
    For they have chosen crooked paths
    and have forgotten the Lord their God.
    22 “My wayward children,” says the Lord,
    “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.”
    “Yes, we’re coming,” the people reply,
    “for you are the Lord our God.
    23 Our worship of idols on the hills
    and our religious orgies on the mountains
    are a delusion.
    Only in the Lord our God
    will Israel ever find salvation.
    24 From childhood we have watched
    as everything our ancestors worked for—
    their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters—
    was squandered on a delusion.
    25 Let us now lie down in shame
    and cover ourselves with dishonor,
    for we and our ancestors have sinned
    against the Lord our God.
    From our childhood to this day
    we have never obeyed him.” Jeremiah 4


    1 “O Israel,” says the Lord,
    “if you wanted to return to me, you could.
    You could throw away your detestable idols
    and stray away no more.
    2 Then when you swear by my name, saying,
    ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’
    you could do so
    with truth, justice, and righteousness.
    Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,
    and all people would come and praise my name.” Coming Judgment against Judah

    3 This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and Jerusalem:
    “Plow up the hard ground of your hearts!
    Do not waste your good seed among thorns.
    4 O people of Judah and Jerusalem,
    surrender your pride and power.
    Change your hearts before the Lord,[l]
    or my anger will burn like an unquenchable fire
    because of all your sins.


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  16. The catechism of the Catholic Church says this, quote, “By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners. We address ourselves to the Mother of Mercy, the all-holy one. We give ourselves over to her now in the today of our lives and our trust broadens further, already at the present moment, to surrender the hour of our death wholly to her care. May she be there as she was at her Son’s death on the cross. May she welcome us as our mother at the hour of our passing to lead us to her Son, Jesus, in paradise.” From a John MacArthur sermon
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  17. God is not daft,as a catholic myself and was unaware of scripture ,God won,t punish people for there ignorance.there are more than enough good people blind ,we are christians,you are correct to point out people,s falseness.and i hope all learn,just like the prodestants should learn not to remove 7 books from the bible.we need to become 1 in christ,and both sides have very good cases and satan has divided us from this.:eek:
     
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