Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Our Father

There are big rifts in religion just as there can be in families, politics & science. The Bible, like data & relationships are open to interpretation & misinterpretation. And while turning a blind eye to things could be attributed to being humble & practical it can also equate to being irresponsible & creating neglect.

One of the big rifts in Christianity is between Roman Catholicism & Reformed based teachings. The Catechism seeks to address this when pointing out that trusting in saints is not Bible based nor is it wholly trusting in Jesus & all that He has done or instructed.

The idea that we should pray to Mary or any other saint actually goes against the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught us to pray & just because you say a phrase to God several times doesn’t make it any more effectual. Matt 6:5-15.

Our peace & joy is heaven sent, not coming from within but from above, from the Godhead, Father, Son & Spirit, overflowing with sufficiency like drenching rain in a thirtsy land.

29. Q. Why is the Son of God called Jesus, that is, Saviour?
A. Because he delivers us from all our sins and saves us; and because no salvation is to be sought or found in any other.
30. Q. Do such, then, believe in the only Saviour Jesus who seek their salvation and welfare of saints, of themselves, or anywhere else?
A. They do not; for though they boast of him in words, yet in deeds they deny the only Saviour Jesus; for one of two things must be true: either Jesus is not a complete Saviour, or they who by a true faith receive this Saviour must find in him all things necessary to their salvation.


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