Will You Be Recognized In Heaven?
Filed Under: Christian, Lifestyle | Posted: 01/15/2013 at 11:33AM
Comments | Region: Alabama | United States
“Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but, he that doeth the will of my Father in Heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderous works? And then I shall profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity.”
Hypocracy is not of Jesus. There is no room in a Christian’s life for hypocracy or for being a lukewarm wishy-washy sort of believer and follower. Only true and faithful commitment is acceptable to Jesus and to God.
Here Jesus is telling us that it is not by good deed that we will attain our place in heaven, but, only by God the Father’s recognition of each one of us as we go through our daily life doing God’s will.
In other words one cannot merely talk the talk, or, merely be seen to walk the walk as a “pretend” servant and child of God, one must live as God wills.
Jesus warns us that there will come false prophets who will declare in his name and will be able to perform miracles, but if they are not living their daily lives as servants of God and doing God’s will, these will not attain their rightful heavenly place as joint heirs with Jesus Christ.
I know and have witnessed many Catholics who claim to be Christians, but refuse to believe and accept by faith that Jesus died for the remission of sin, all sin, big, or small, past present and future. Even when they profess this with their mouths they do not and will not accept it in their hearts.
I know and have witnessed many Catholics who claim to be Christians who do this good deed and that good deed, hoping to impress God and buy their way into his favour and into heaven.
I know and have witnessed many Catholics who claim to be Christians, while at Mass pray the prayers of the Mass like “Robots” not giving any care or consideration to the words being prayed, some, not even understanding the meaning of the words being prayed, yet just like a robot they recite them as they have been taught. This is not prayer worship.
I’ve visited the homes of many Catholics who claim to be Christian and I see in their homes prayer shrines with statues and or photos of Mary, and Joseph, and this so called saint and that so called saint, and they will pray to these statues or photos pleading for intercession. This is not Christian worship as a matter of fact it goes against God’s Holy Command concerning worship.
I know many many Catholics who claim to be Christian who have never picked up a Holy Bible, let alone know any scripture from one. Yes they have heard some of the scriptures, because every Sunday they are introduced to peices of scripture, but then the scriptures are forgotten as they are never examined nor discussed and certainly are not explained.
There is to the best of my knowledge, not one Catholic married couple, that has had a baby and not subjected that baby to an “Infant Baptism” as if that baby knows and or even cares as to what is going on. In no way is this a Christian practice or teaching. How could any infant be aware of the importance of a baptism when it is only a few weeks old, and furthermore, how could the infant possibly acknowledge such an importance and properly participate.
I also know of many Catholic churches where the priest refuses at Holy Communion to serve both the bread and the wine and when questioned states that there is blood in the bread. Thing is though, I don’t remember that teaching in any scripture or in any Bible. Definitely that is not what Jesus asked or taught.
The Catholic Church may have started out as the earliest organization to grow out of Christianity, but it didn’t take long for the Catholic church to totally corrupt christian teachings and turn a religion into a business for profit which is what it is today.