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Let's Pray for our Pope, Bishops, Nuns, Pastors and Priests that they may become True Witnesses to God's Words'

Updated on November 22, 2015

God loves us all. Seeing the truth in his words sets us free.

God in Christ loves us all.  As we may recognize pride is evil, may we open our hearts to Jesus and see the Spirit of God in us.
God in Christ loves us all. As we may recognize pride is evil, may we open our hearts to Jesus and see the Spirit of God in us.

Powerful and Inspiring Video; That "in Christ, we may learn to trust in him as we die in our 'self' and live in his grace."

Pray for our Pope, our Religious Leaders and for All Sinners

After reading a post on msnbc news online, "Catholic Nuns Group Stunned by Vatican for Radical Feminist Ideas," I cannot help but contribute my ten cents worth with my comments:

"May the light of Christ shine in us as we reflect on the truth in the words of God in Jesus. He said in John 15:4, "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me."

As you may move along, I am here not to judge, but to enlighten in God's truth, the truth that sets us free as we may open our hearts, and listen to Jesus, with a heart willing to transform to ways leading to true 'freedom' in our hearts and souls, as we pray for one another for true peace and love within and around our being.

Is allowing Gay Marriage and abortion following our conscience? Will gay marriage and abortion uplift our moral values or not? If we allow our flesh to rule us more than our spirit and our true love for life, then will we not rather go back to believing what God in Jesus has always taught us, to love God more than anything else in this world and to love our neighbors by guiding them to his light and back to his flock? What will happen to our society and the future of our children if we continue to follow our 'self,' or our pride, more than our spirit? Will we not see ourselves lost all the more and hurting in ways that are not of God? May we continue to pray for guidance in the Holy Spirit that we may become more powerful than the evil one, and truly recognize Jesus as our True and One and Only Master?

As Jesus said in Matthew 17:17, while being confronted by a crowd who did not believe in him as he eventually rebuked the demon from a child who was eventually healed from epilepsy, "What an unbelieving and perverse generation. How long must I be with you!"

Let us continue to pray for our nuns and bishops, and for all of us, that we may be guided by the light of Christ and learn to heal from our inequities and our ways that veer us from the truth in God's words, and be forever blessed as we learn to humble ourselves God and his commands, as we may become truly stronger ever trusting Jesus and rejecting whatever is evil, being stronger against temptations of the flesh as we are in the spirit, and from our spiritual healing and renewal comes our physical healing as we are blessed in his holy name, as we remain, ever gracious, noble and true to our faith in Jesus, our Lord and Savior, our All in All.

If we truly love others, and our children, may loving God first guide us that his will be done, not ours, and in this, be truly healed and our nation blessed."

Soon enough, this was answered by AllPeopleRIghts, showing his disgust over people like me who, according to him, "because your heart and soul is so restricted to only accept those just like you (ie., according to him, a heterosexual), I would say that you have a long way to go in the area of emotional growth." And goes on referring to the Bible as "a book written by people 2000 years ago. It was not written by God."

And in my quick response I stated (I hope this was not deleted on same post):

"I am saddened by your hatred and your self adulating statements, AllPeopleRIghts. But while I am not here to judge you, I am here to help you and your gay and lesbian friends to be guided in the words of God in Jesus, which will 'never pass away, even if heaven and earth may pass away,' as in Matthew 24:35. Be it 2000 or more years after Christ, God's words will never change. And these very words of truth are not mine, but of our Lord and Savior Jesus.Christ.

In Colossians 3:5-6 and 9-10, Saint Paul in the guidance of the Holy Spirit has written, "Therefore, consider the members of your earthly body as dead to Immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience." ... "Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him."

Dying to our 'self' as we learn to surrender our human weaknesses including sins of the flesh, at the foot of his cross, and to be cleansed by his blood, we may become one in Christ Jesus and live in his grace and by his light.

May all of us be saved from the wrath of disobedience and may we uphold God's words first, before we ever get into our next plan of action, making sure that it is not of evil, but of God, lest even in this lifetime, we may see his wrath unleashed. But when we continually abide in him, he will abide and remain in us, blessing us together with the rest of our family or love ones as in Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself with the Lord and he'll give you the desires of your heart."

If being gay and being lesbian, and so with abortion, do not come out as promoting sins of lust, the respect to life and respect of God as our body is the very Temple of the Holy Spirit, then I may have NO reason to go against gay marriages or abortion, or do I?

Apparently, however, as my spirit tells me, these two, gay or lesbian marriage, and abortion, may lead one to sins of lust and to the abuse of one's body, and if in their union another life joins them, whether adopted, or through natural or artificial means, will this be in any respect, not disturbing? I am saddened, as for me, it is.

And I do not only look on its dire and unfortunate consequences at hand, but see what evil in the future may bring division in our relationships, and I grieve on what I may see and feel from within my heart as I see more relationships and lives lost where only evil may prosper in our hardened hearts, denying God's words, way beyond what is truthful, what is good, and noble.

Is this not a disrespect to God and to life?

And all these, sadly, do they not lead one to be lost in his confusion, despair and disillusionment, that with the absence of God in Jesus, one becomes more prone to fall into a trap onto an evil lair, that seemingly unending torture of pain and misery wherein one may compare it to 'living in Hell,' as in it is the absence of God, the absence of light, where there is total darkness, as a result of an incorrigible heart and spirit, with one's pride and ego consumed by malice and evil, blinded in hypocrisy just as many Pharisees in Jesus' time have remained blind as they refused to listen to God's words of truth and enlightenment.

If our conscience, in any way, cannot absolutely conform with God's words, is our conscience worthy of being identified as that of God, or is it evil that is making a concerted attempt in us to hide its true color and make it appear as that of God?

It is not the person I abhor, rather, it is evil that one should guard himself against, as I continue to pray that more people may understand better how evil works.

I have some gay friends myself and most of them are gifted with talents, while I respect them as children of God, I would rather see them happier using their talents in ways pleasing to God as it may be for the love of others, or helping others finish their education, but refraining from malice and contempt, or refraining from the abuse of hapless or unsuspecting victims, many times children.

While I too believe that Jesus loves all of us, he wants us to attune our actions to his words.

"Jesus being the 'word of God,' in him comes destruction of evil in us, his words are but sharper than the double-edged sword, very much active and alive, as we may live in him and with him, in his grace, no darkness shall rule us in his healing light, forevermore (KJOH)."

Jesus is calling on us to be smarter than the evil one, to be smarter than our great fore parents in Adam and Eve, who have fallen from the lure and evil deception of the serpent, and from the forbidden fruit of the tree of 'knowledge and wisdom' as the serpent describes it, may we not rely only on what we know, out of human wisdom, rather, rely more on God's wisdom and in his words.

Jesus calls on us to attune our life to God by loving him first, then surrendering our 'self' to him by dying to our 'self,' and humbly obeying his commands and his words, we may see ourselves victorious and triumphant over anything that is evil in our sight and thoughts..

In Hebrew 4:12, it states, "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."

How can we truly bring peace to others when deep in our mind and spirit we refuse to listen to the truth in God's words, and with this, are we not rather denying Christ than pleasing him?

Do you think allowing gay marriages and abortion to prosper in our midst may bring about true peace and happiness to all concerned or are we adding to their woes and problems, hurts and disappointments as they continue to live in the bondage of sin?

In Romans 8:2, may we be further guided, "Because through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death."

"Worry not my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, in our faith, for as long as we ask forgiveness for our sins, in the sincerity of our hearts, Christ is there to forgive as he wants us to remain safe in his flock, for everything in this life is but a test of faith, that more may be enlightened, to what leads to 'true faith' (KJOH)."

If we know that they are in sin, will we not rather guide them to God's light that they may be healed in God's love and mercy and be redeemed from their evil ways that they may find greater peace in themselves, or would we add more pain to them and to society by remaining blind to what is true in God's words?

"May our true conscience, in the light of God's words, in Christ's righteousness, guide us as we continually pray invoking the Holy Spirit to stay strong against evil and learn to die from our 'self' first to help us realize how wrong we may become whenever we make decisions based on our own happiness and selfish desires, forgetting our love for God in Jesus, as he always calls on us to abide in him, to be righteous and to be perfect as God is perfect (KJOH)."

If the Pope and bishops, pastors, priests and nuns are there to guide us in accordance to God's words, may the good Lord Jesus bless them, and us too, for having been baptized in Christ, we have died in Christ, in His Spirit, we become one with Him as priests, prophets and kings, that in our love of others, we all may feel same way, how God loved us, however tough it may be, is it not His fullness in our being leading is in our spirit to His holy ways, as against the natural and sinful ways?

"The more we become vigilant against evil, the more we see greater freedom in our being for we live to love (KJOH)."

[Read on related post: Prayer for Discernment]

If we truly love our family, and our nation, the time to heal is now, not tomorrow, or years from now, but today, as we lay down our fears and pray for forgiveness in our hearts as we help build a nation that lives and believes in what is true in God's words in Jesus, and in his goodness, we may be blessed.

And we enjoin our Jewish and Muslim brothers, as well as those belonging to other faiths, to pray that we may all be guided in Christ Jesus, and be united as one, he being in all of us since the time of creation, he being our True Messiah in Hebrew, the Redeeming Masih in Islam, our Lord and Savior, our True Master and Healer, our All in All, here to save us all as he has the power to forgive all our sins, and free us from the bondage of sin, and in his loving mercy, be saved as we may live, by and in his grace, to become one with him through the Holy Sacrament of Baptism in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and that we all may be forgiven from our sins, and may have eternal life in us.

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    • Elijah7 profile image


      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Yea brother - This Prayer Is Indeed Agreed In The Holy Name of The Lord JESUS Christ Almighty Himself - Amen & Amen †

      † 1 Thessalonians 5 : 17 †

      "Pray without ceasing."

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      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Amen, Bro. Elijah, as I thank you for sharing in these words of truth.

      And let us be reminded that only men who have learned to live in the spirit and remain in the light of Christ are given the privilege to make judgments, with the use of appropriate words of God from the scriptures, that by Divine Guidance, they may discern what words may aptly apply in every given situation. And be wary that God knows what is in our hearts, and he guides the noble and true to what is just that in each time, he is there to be glorified.

      Lest we ourselves falter in his words, will we then be worthy of giving judgment, or be judged the same?

      As in 1 Corinthians 2:15-16, "The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment:

      ‘For who has knows the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?”

      ‘But we have the mind of Christ.”

      Blessings to you Bro. Elijah7 as you may want to join me in my prayer that more people may be guided to what is true in God's words and learn to live in their power.

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      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      † FINAL WORD brother :-

      † 1 John 1 : 7 †

      "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth US FROM ALL SIN."

      † Matthew 28 : 18 †

      "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL power is given unto ME IN HEAVEN and in earth."

      † Acts 4 : 12 †

      "Neither is there salvation IN ANY OTHER: for there is NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN given among men, whereby we must be saved."

      † John 14 : 13 †

      "And whatsoever ye shall ask IN MY NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified IN THE SON."

      - False doctrine in a Christian belief system is like a very close friend, living in your home, someone you trust implicitly, who, whenever he gets the chance, hates you, steals from you, slanders you and commits adultery with your beloved wife. i say unto you, that person is NOT your friend, and must be told to leave your home and never come back. -

      † John 5 : 22 †

      "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:"

      † Revelation 2 : 7 †

      "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him THAT OVERCOMETH will I give to EAT of THE TREE OF LIFE, which is in the midst of the paradise of GOD."

      † LISTEN :-

    • Edwinoel Tanglao profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Sorry for the misunderstanding, Elijah7. All I meant was our spirit lives even after bodily death "until God so 'decides, as he may will it, we being all subject to his judment.'" Even if we may 'think we have been living in Christ,' it is God who has the final say what judgment he may subject in both soul and body.

      Only God, the Almighty Father, has this power, that through our prayers and our faith, and through the beloved saints and Mama Mary who have always lead us to the love of Jesus, and all others who have been so empowered by the Holy Spirit, may see us saved from the fires of hell. A new hub may better explain this. Thank you Elijah7, may God be praised.

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      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Thanks for the fan mail brother, and for "following" - TRULY enjoy these exchanges herein - AMEN †

      i am a little troubled by this (your comment here) :

      "If the saints and Mama Mary, or if you and me may come to pass and be called by our Creator, yet have lived in Christ, is it not true that our soul and spirit still lives on until God so destroys our soul in hell?"

      ABSOLUTELY NOT - if i read you correctly.

      Seems you ARE saying that we "go to "Perdition" after death" where God then DESTROYS our soul in Hell ??????

      IF this IS what you are saying, in line with the catholic "purgatory" FALSE doctrine, God "through me" even Christ IN me, POINTS you and ALL catholics to THIS :-


      † Luke 23 : 43 †

      And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, "TODAY shalt thou be with me IN PARADISE."

      PARADISE brother - NOT "purgatory"...

      Paradise IS The Portal to Heaven.

      Remember when you had a beautiful, lucid dream. You had NO idea you were ASLEEP.

      You could see, talk, feel, taste, touch (perhaps FLY); experience emotion like tears or pain; meet crowds of people you have NEVER met before; meet departed loved ones that NEVER SPEAK; breathe underwater; depart from this atmosphere into starry space; OR SEE hideous, terrible things; temptations; sin, manifest evil; underground horrors and suchlike.

      Pehaps complex stories and ACTUAL PERSONAL interaction - WITH TIME BEING MEANINGLESSS, until you W A K E - U P !!!!!!!

      If the so called "dream" were a nightmare YOU WOULD BE GLAD to wake up.

      If the so called "dream" was a journey into the "Marvellous" you would be SORRY you woke up.

      The Thief ON THE OTHER CROSS, Joined JESUS in His Spirit and WENT INTO PARADISE, because He was SORRY FOR HIS SINS, and Accepted Christ in his death agonies.

      Three Days Later JESUS Returned BACK Into HIS PHYSICAL BODY.


      Prior to JESUS Resurrecting, The Holy Spirit Of The Lord WENT DOWN INTO The Prison INSIDE this earth and Preached The Gospel In The Spirit to those OTHER spirits INSIDE THIS PLANET.

      They had been "entombed there" CONSCIOUS, for some 2377.5 years since The Great Flood.

      Only Noah and his family ESCAPED THAT JUDGMENT By The Flood.

      Why were they there? - DISOBEDIENCE - "Rebellion IS as THE SIN of WITCHCRAFT"

      The Thief was NOT such a REBEL, so he got SAVED †

      Saved souls GO TO PARADISE - NOT Perdition.

      They DON'T DIE, they "fall asleep"...Like the "dream" Parable earlier herein.

      The OTHERS, in Perdition, DIE and SUFFER, like the "nightmare" parable earlier herein.

      God DOES NOT "destroy" SAVED SOULS in Hell.

      Nor DO The Saved go to Perdition (The Portal to HELL)...

      Should this BE a "doctrine" you have been taught to believe - FORGET IT - this is NOT The Truth....

      The Prophet Samuel was "asleep in Paradise" when the Wicked Endor Witch used necromancy to bring him before King Saul.

      No wonder he was upset. Do you like BEING woken up, when you are having a great dream ???

      To REITERATE - The Blessed Woman Mary and ALL The Saved souls that NO LONGER walk this earth in their BONES, CANNOT HEAR, nor CAN THEY ANSWER Prayers.

      Only JESUS Has This Authority BECAUSE, The Lord JESUS Christ IS "The Name ABOVE All names".

      His Name IS the Name Of The Father, The Son And The Holy Ghost.

      HIS Name IS The Name Of The Holy Spirit - THIS MAKES EVERYTHING ALIGN WITH THE PROPHECY "The Simplicity Of Christ".

      And "Baptizing Them In The Name Of The Father, In The Name Of The Son And In The Name Of The Holy Ghhost - THE THREE IN ONE - The Lord JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY HIMSELF - Amen & Amen"

      On this earth, (people in their flesh and the bones NOW) CALLING ON ANY OTHER NAME is an open Invitation to "THE GREAT IMPOSTER" - The UNHOLY Impersonator" IT that wants to BE God !!!

      This is one of The Old Serpent's SLIMY little tricks !!!

      PRETEND to be St.Mary or St.Jude and St.Peter, or St.Lawrence OR ANYONE who no longer walks this earth in their BONES.

      According To The Living Word - CHRIST - As He Hath Written....

      such "practises" are REBELLION...DISOBEDIENCE....

      "So Saith The Living Lord GOD, By His Holy Spirit" ... Selah....

      PS : When catholics CALL upon "Mary" "Jude" or WHOEVER, the unclean spirit of a devil COMES ALONG IMMEDIATELY...

      This IS The Consequence of The Disobedience To The Living Word.

      Don't be DECEIVED any longer....

      † JUST JESUS ONLY - By The Most Holy Faith - Amen & Amen †

      PPS : You didn't answer the previous Question About The Second Coming - DO catholics (DO you) "believe" He HAS already Come for The SECOND Time ???

      † 1 Peter 3 : 18 - 22 †

      "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

      The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him."

      † Here's a Great New Song for you :-

    • Edwinoel Tanglao profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      May we be careful the way our mind may guide us to what is not believable in the words of God from what should be believed by faith, as Christ Jesus wants us to go beyond what we may believe through our mind, Elijah7, rather, believe in faith, with a strong faith as we may fully trust in him, our Christ, our Savior.

      If you believe that there is no life in us even when we stop walking alive bodily in this life, are we not denying Christ's words, that being one in Christ, our spirit still lives even when we die in body, and though we may pass from this life? If the saints and Mama Mary, or if you and me may come to pass and be called by our Creator, yet have lived in Christ, is it not true that our soul and spirit still lives no until God so destroys our soul in hell?

      Allow me to reiterate to you my earlier response to your comment ... "in Matthew 10:28, Jesus tells us not to be afraid of those who may cause bodily death but CANNOT KILL THE SOUL, rather, "be afraid of the One who can DESTROY BOTH BODY AND SOUL in hell.""

      It is by the strength of your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus that we may overcome bodily death as both our spirit and body still lives in Christ. And we who remain in him, still live to perform 'greater works' than these shall he do, as in John 14:13, "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." Don't you think this includes miracles in our faith, while praying through the saints and Mama Mary who have been ever faithful to Christ, yet have already passed away but by the power of the Holy Spirit remain alive in Christ, or while anyone who has proven his worthiness in his faith in this life to Christ Jesus and may be asked by anyone to pray for healing, do you not believe that God in Christ Jesus allows us to do greater works of healing and wondrous deeds because of our 'enormous, overflowing and overwhelming faith in Jesus?' Or would you rather be tagged like Saint Peter by Jesus as one lacking in faith in several instances in his lifetime?

      Thank you though, for giving me a hint on this, that I may further express my thoughts in the light of Christ on a related hub. Blessings to you Elijah7 as we KJOH.

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      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      i BELIEVE brother - i KNOW - (But NOT through Mary or other people's names who NO LONGER walk this earth - sorry) Amen †

      Thanks very much for The Holy Scripture Link : NOTE :

      † John 14 : 14 †

      "If ye shall ask any thing in MY NAME, I will do it."

      † ONLY In The Holy Name Of JESUS CHRIST - NO other name - Amen †

      Actually brother, my previous Comment was to ASK about your doctrine on The Second Coming - READ that you are a charismatic catholic - Can you tell me what you know about catholic doctrine on The Second Coming Of JESUS Himself (and / or your own theology on this) ???

      Much appreciated - thanks and Mizpah & Maranatha †

      † Philippians 3 : 17 - 19 †

      "Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)"

      Two Nice Worship Songs for you HERE - Hope you Enjoy :-

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      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      I pray that you, Elijah7, if you are truly in Christ, may believe in the power of 'faith in Christ Jesus,' and when he said in Matthew 9:26, sorry but we need to understand this with much faith and conviction as we may pray invoking the power of the Holy Spirit in us, "with man this is impossible, ... but with God all things are possible."

      That is why, do not be surprised if you see many honest individuals who have lived in Christ, either possessing a pure heart or as God in Jesus so allows, have seen Jesus in NDE's or Near Death Experiences, or in their visions. And many have been healed through praying through the saints or Mama Mary for they have been so empowered, so are some healing priests and gifted healing pastors. Miracles do happen Elijah7, and it is the power of Jesus through the Holy Spirit, that allow them to do these great things as again, in John 14:11-14, now using your King James Version, if this may suit your faith. I pray that we believe in Christ's powerful words, and live it, that we may glorify God in proclaiming and believing in this truth.

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      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Edwin, as a catholic, have you heard any teaching that JESUS' Second Coming has ALREADY HAPPENED in the First Century AD?

      What do you think the catholic doctrine IS on The Second Coming?

      Value your opinion on this.


      † Matthew 24 : 27 - 39 †

      "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking,marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

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      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Amen & Amen brother...

      "True Forgiveness IS The End Result Of True Repentance"..

      Praying for Holy Change brother, in THIS Generation - In The Immaculate Holy Name Of The Living God - Christ † Thank YOU Lord JESUS † Amen †

      † James 5 : 16 †

      "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

      Thank God Edwin it won't be "my righteousness" AS a Prayer man, but His ONLY - Amen †

      You will absolutely ADORE these lyrics below - Maranatha bro'...

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      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Thank you for citing a slight difference on Matthew 5:48, Brother Elijah7, as you have claimed to be of 'past tense,' but is 'has been' not rather on the 'past perfect tense' which is in line with Christ's Jesus as being the 'word' who 'was, who is and will always be' the truth?

      And among the greatest gift that Christ has passed on to us is the power of mercy and forgiveness, and Jesus, knowing what is in our hearts and spirit, we may be granted of his mercy as we may sincerely repent for our sins and renew our ways in him, hence, may see redemption in us, for in Jesus, he becomes our advocate to the Father.

      'Non-forgiveness' has become the most common inequity in our life and it has divided many families, communities, nations, religion, race, etc. that has led many to sinfulness and even violence and death to many, and sadly, without any sign of remorse or guilt on the sinner.

      Many of us have become hypocrites in our own judgment of others despite God's everlasting mercy and love for us all. Don't you think, Brother Elijah7, we need to wake up from this truth that God in Christ Jesus may grant us true peace and happiness in our life?

      I do not see Jesus in his words as complex as our human mind may perceive him. Is it not, rather, our pride or envy or our own selfishness that leads us to sinfulness, yet, we refuse to accept the greater power of forgiveness and mercy in Christ Jesus that may lead us all to greater blessings in this life?

      Again, may you join me in my prayer that more people may learn to use this power for God's greater glory in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Understand what you are trying to say and "infer" - Fear Not brother, that which you have read so far "through" yours truly is NOT man-made, nor fleshly wisdom.

      The REAL source of division between denominations TODAY, is a plethora of man-made, church leadership given, FALSE doctrine...

      The falsehood are EXPOSED By The Light.

      The Light IS a Lamp to our feet and The Source of The Holy Scriptures IN The PRESENT Continuous Tense, even JESUS Christ The Holy Spirit Himself - The Light that Lighteth EVERY man that cometh into the world.

      The darkness then comes along LATER, and so many men put OUT The Light and GO TO SLEEP - multitudes, at THE END of their earthly journey THEN wake up in Hell, or The Sea or that Place Called DEATH - (Perdition)...Too late then (IF they Heard The Gospel and then REJECTED The Gospel) - OR utterly betrayed The Living Word by their "lifestyles"...

      JESUS The Word, Is GOOD For All Generations UNTIL He Returneth For The Millennium Of Perfection (VERY CLOSE NOW)...

      We ARE In The Present Tense NOW - so be it ...

      You wrote in the last comment : "to be perfect as your heavenly Father has been perfect,"

      In REALITY brother, The Word Saith EXACTLY :

      † Matthew 5 : 48 †

      "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

      IS not "was"....

      This might seem insignificant; THIS is NOT unimportant AT ALL.

      ALL "doctrine" SHOULD Come Solely From His Word - Amen †

      Hence the issues this short dialogue have EXPOSED...

      Let "us" Be PERFECT, In His Word As Written, Spoken, Believed & Applied TOTALLY By Faith; and THEN, Above ALL, As Lived - Amen & Amen †

      † 1 John 5 : 21 †

      "Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen."

      Hope you enjoy this "Tears Forming" New Song - follow the words - (no music) You will be MOVED - Selah ...

      Maranatha †

    • Edwinoel Tanglao profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Brother Elijah7, may you join me in my prayer that the Holy Spirit may guide us to Divine Wisdom, not on human wisdom. Citing human based researches and erroneous interpretations as 'truth' can be deceiving as Christ already mentioned in Matthew 7:15 to beware of false prophets,

      Again, let's not divide, rather unite our faith in Christ Jesus by invoking the Holy Spirit everytime we may encounter difficulty in interpreting bible versus, for it may lead us to human interpretation rather than divine interpretation, of human logic rather than that the Holy Spirit may be telling us, and we continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit the same way that Saint Paul has been guided in his spirit, as he has learned the essence of surrendering one's self to Christ during his lifetime that is why he was never afraid to die for in Christ, his 'self' has already died even though he still lives.

      What is important in Christ Jesus is 'love of God' and 'love of others,' and to abide in him as we exercise our faith in him, and not to confuse each other with perceived truth in what human intelligence or human wisdom may bring, otherwise, we may fall into the trap of the evil one for us believers to be divided rather than be one in Christ, yes, be one in faith in Christ that we may better be empowered to reject what is evil.

      Don't you think it is high time that we must all fight the evil that is dividing us towards the 'love' that created us all, since God created us out of 'love?' Is this not human pride, malice, arrogance and non-forgiveness?

      Pray that we all may be enlightened using that gift of discernment, Brother Elijah, and be one in Christ rather than be divided in Christ, through our 'love of God' and 'love of others,' and as Jesus said in Matthew,, "to be perfect as your heavenly Father has been perfect," and as Saint Paul puts it in Colossians 1:28, to strive to be perfect through wisdom filled teachings ... "that we may present everyone complete perfect in Christ."

    • Elijah7 profile image


      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      You are SO polite brother - this i love a lot.

      Did you watch the Healing Video Testimonies ?

      Can see you are not ready YET to budge on the doctrinal issues covered so far in this exchange. This is your choice.

      † A word of caution † : Once ALL is Revealed that is WRONG, don't fight against God and His Holy Doctrinal Word - rather EMBRACE CHANGE. "Software is continually being upgraded online."

      † Perfection is The Goal and The Promise †

      Regarding the NIV and NASB as opposed to † The King Jesus Bible † - this MUST be where "SOME" of these issues are originating.

      Burn "with passion" is a man-made addition.

      The orginal is simply BURN. Burn in this context refer's to Hell and The Lake of Fire.

      JESUS Died and Rose to Provide The Way OUT of this.

      "burn with passion" is a dilute interpretation, slipped in to allow some condoning of SIN.

      In any event, "burn with passion" is fleshly LUST.

      Marriage IS the antidote, any way you slice this.

      catholic priests MUST be given the Right to FREELY CHOOSE. This is the ENTIRE POINT that you may be missing in your defence.

      Three pdf documents, linked herewith below, WILL help you IMMENSELY to Understand The Full Depths of The Holy Scriptural Engish translation(s) issues : Amen

      NB : The NASB originated from the same altered / corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts. (nothing GOOD Come Out of EGPYPT - Except The Lord JESUS and JEHOVAH with The Children of Israel)

      Errant translators like to say that "early MSS" don't have the so called "additions to Scripture"

      In fact it was the so called "earliest manuscripts" that survived so long BECAUSE they were NOT being read much, as flawed (sometimes deliberately) copies of copies.

      Another Stream, The Antioch Manuscripts (Textus Receptus) were Holy Ghost Preserved for the 16th & 17th centuries.

      These ARE Faithful, God Ordained, Perfect Mirror Copies of Copies et al, OF The Exact Originals - Hallelujah †

      The reason they appear as "later in time" is because they WERE.

      The flawed copies were discarded by The Original Early Church LONG BEFORE catholicism had its genesis.

      In the 19th century (and before) these flawed copies were collated and by 1872 the first new translation in English spewed forth - the RSV whch is the old English version of the NIV (1983)

      A new Greek concoction (from these errant MSS) came forth from a couple of heretic bishops named Westcott & Hort.

      Here is where the big mess began.

      How do we KNOW this ?


      MATTHEW 18 : 11 is virtually exactly the same, EXCEPT, it is MISSING in the RSV thru to NIV and many others.

      Problem is (like the NASB and others) footnotes create doubt saying "NOT IN EARLY MSS."

      This is where the proof and the indictment FINALLY CLOSES.

      † Matthew 18 : 11 † and a whole host of other IMPORTANT SCRIPTURES are MISSING from the early MSS - They were NOT added later - Amen & QED - Here :

      † Matthew 18 : 11 † (Missing from the 19th century Greek makeover by Westcott & Hort (and others) and subsequent English translations)

      "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."

      † Luke 19 : 10 † [PRESENT IN ALL MSS AND TRANSLATIONS] - JESUS Said This - Amen & Alleluia † :

      "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."

      ANYHOW - Full details HERE :-

      † Praying † you have NOT got a "closed mind"...

      † Hebrews 6 : 1 - 3 †

      "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit."

      Listen Up Here also below (for catholic priest Prayer Background Music - Amen) :

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      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Amen, brother Elijah7, as we see progress in our spiritual discussion and growth:

      1. While you may agree with me re God's power in both our body and spirit even after bodily death, whatever God may allow one in the afterlife, that is his calling, not ours;

      2. And while we Catholics believe by faith in the transformation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ during the Holy Eucharist, we believe it is Jesus who actually makes this possible, with the priests, not as 'magicians' (you amuse me, Elijah7), lol, but as instruments of Christ in our faith. If Saint Peter was able to perform miracles, so did the other apostles, all in Jesus' name; If you and I are able to perform miracles of healing in our faith, is this not because of the power of the Holy Spirit and done in Jesus' name? And will this not be true too, that in abiding in Christ, we may be able to drive away demons as the latter tremble in fear with much strength gained in our faith, and able to use wisely the powerful name of Jesus?

      3. Again, let us honor and respect what God's will is on the clergy re celibacy, while we pray for all our religious leaders, including pastors and deacons, married or not, that they may remain steadfast in their faith and hold on to, as they may follow, the truth in God's words. And as in Proverbs 19:20, 'Listen to advice and listen to instruction, and in the end you will be wise,' especially so if it is noble and true, in the love of God and of others. Is it not in one's desire to be holy, he may have to sacrifice his worldly desires of the flesh that he may be worthy of the gates of heaven, and be united with Christ?

      A sinful few may not necessarily represent the whole church, judge may we not but pray for the concerned's enlightenment, that we too may become wiser than the evil one, being a binder instead of a divider, and be blessed.

      I have noticed that you have the King James version of 1 Corinthians 7:9,, while I referred to the NIV and NASB, for me, as more realistic, for being 'burned in hell' may be to harsh than being 'burned in passion,' as I am reminded of the power of God's mercy, that anyone who may repent and renew, in all sincerity, may be forgiven, and for him, the gates of heaven we may see opened as one may choose to live in God's grace.

      May God bless us all as we KJOH - keep Jesus in our hearts. Amen.

    • Elijah7 profile image


      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      No contest brother, on The Deep Spiritual Points you extol in your brilliant reply - Amen In JESUS' Holy Name To The Prayers.

      Nevertheless, let it be clearly KNOWN in this exchange, that souls in Paradise are NOT God. ALL Power IS Given To JESUS - Amen

      The Holy Spirit is DIRECTLY, PERMANENTLY and INTIMATELY In Communion With JESUS.

      ONLY The Holy Spirit (JESUS By One Name) Has The ABILITY and The Power and The Authority To HEAR and ANSWER Prayers of Faith.

      Souls in Paradise do NOT have this ROLE.

      Actually, brother, as you Pray into and Consider this more DEEPLY, you should come into contact with the VERY REASON for the over 6012 year WAR with the Fallen angel, The Devil - satan.

      THIS (that catholicism teaches regarding Souls in Paradise) is PRECISELY why The Old Dragon was KICKED OUT OF HEAVEN - Amen.

      satan wanted to BE GOD. Sorry The Job is Taken - PERMANENTLY.

      † Isaiah 14 : 12 - 15 †

      "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."


      Re : CATHOLIC CLERGY MARRIAGE TEACHINGS : Some contest here, please Note Well : The Holy Spirit THROUGH The Apostle Paul (The Holy Ghost IN Paul) yet Spoken and Written as IF this were Paul speaking, (and he was) - 1 Cor 7 : 7 "For I would that all men were even as I myself."

      Here, this is 1) : A Prophecy, for one day this is how ALL Saved men WILL be, whereby children will be born, in like manner as JESUS Was First Born.

      2). Until that Time, we create families the Traditional Way, so Paul's Wish, if taken literally by ALL, BEFORE The Second Coming, would effectvely cause the "Go Forth and Populate" Commandment to CEASE.

      3). In ANY and ALL events, Celibacy CANNOT BE FORCED ON A MAN or a woman for that matter.

      catholic dogma is paradoxical in this HUGE ISSUE. On the Right Hand "The Door" for being a Servant Of JESUS in Full Time Ministry is ever open for The Called - Amen.

      On the left hand, the Opening is CONDITIONAL on celibacy.

      Paul is The Apostle to the gentiles. Traditionally gentiles DID NOT grow up with The Strict Hebrew Teachings From JEHOVAH and His Word (JESUS). Paul was NOT a gentile - He set the example for Extreme Holiness by being deliberatley celibate - THE CALLING.

      NOTE : - For I "WOULD" that all men were even as I myself -

      This is NOT a New Testament Ordinance for being a Minister for The Lord.

      catholicism (regarding Christian Ministers - not ALL men YET) has changed this to "We Command you to BE CELIBATE".

      Now brother, Were .... "We" Say "WERE" catholic priests (WITHOUT EXCEPTION) to be shining, glowing exanples of devout Holiness to the "watching world" - THEN TRULY - NO CONTEST AT ALL - Amen

      THIS IS NOT THE CASE Today, AND, The New Testament (until at least The Time of The Second Coming) DOES NOT prohibit married, family men and women from Serving The Lord In Ministry - PERIOD.

      Sure, you may like to cite :

      1 Corinthians 7 : 32 - 33 "But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife."

      Again NO CONTEST, but with the HUGE "IF" Proviso. If the Minister TRULY Is Called as Such and TRULY abandons "the cares of this world" - THEN - Alleluia & Amen.

      Sadly brother, (in this catholicism case, under scrutiny herein), THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

      In Closing, IN REALITY NOW, the Vatican is DESPERATELY trying to find a way to deal with these GLOBAL SCANDALS (Abominations IN ALL TRUTH), yet the ANSWER, as ALWAYS is In Holy Scripture !!!

      SIMPLE : Change the dogma !! Let the New Change ALIGN with 1 Timothy 3 - PROBLEM SOLVED.

      Sure, this "Remedial Spiritual Medicine" WILL take time to work.

      AFTER ALL man, NEVER FORGET, the whole issue is centred in "The Inordinate Lust Of The Loins". Let them be Girded With TRUTH instead.

      Bluntly, the sad truth is, these Lost souls (paedophile priests, pornography addicts, chronic masturbaters and suchlike) NEED TO MARRY, because they are already destined for THE BURNING - (not in passion, as the mistranslation cited above states) Nay brother, MANY ARE BURNNG IN HELL RIGHT NOW, and this is what is REALLY meant BY "Better to MARRY than to BURN"...

      Another huge group of catholics ARE DESTINED to Burn In hell (those who have NOT shrugged off the mortal coil yet), UNLESS THEY TRULY REPENT, and in this case - The FULL Meaning Of Repent - "TURN FULLY AWAY FROM THE SINS" must be REAL.

      To assist in making this a Reality, the pope (the Vatican) HAS THE POWER to amend the dogma and Issue The Edict.

      Until this actually happens, don't expect satan to back OFF. The devils are having a field day with Roman catholicsm these Very Last Days, and THIS in FULL VIEW of the entire LOST world, and everyone elese for that matter !!!

      This IS "Our" Prayer In JESUS' Holy Name, for the CHANGE cited above, TO BECOME A REALITY - Amen & Amen †


      Regarding Communion, The Wine and The Bread being "TRANSFORMED", your defence herein is admirable and eloquent.


      There IS Only ONE Lord JESUS Christ, Alive In Heaven NOW, VERY SOON To Return, PHYSICALLY, With His Resurrected Unbroken BONES.

      An Awesome Creation The Bones.

      The Lifeblood Is CREATED INSIDE THE BONES.

      JESUS' Holy Body - His Flesh (SINLESS) - Is ALSO Resurrected And Ascended - VERY SOON TO RETURN AGAIN.

      So, His Real Body and Real Blood (RESURRECTED) IS IN HEAVEN.

      This is how The Wine and The Bread MUST be Discerned PROPERLY.

      He wouldn't be RESURRECTED & ASCENDED if He had not BEEN CRUCIFIED.

      What ??? catholic priests are "MAGICIANS" ???

      If they ARE mysteriously transforming the wafer and the wine INTO THE REAL BODY AND BLOOD of Christ, this "Power" is UNPRECEDENTED, and should therefore ALSO be Used for : Healing the sick, Raising the dead, Casting our devils and other 24 carat True Miracles.

      They would be a Mighty Army for The Lord and the unclean kingdom of satan would be LONG GONE BY NOW.

      Truth is, (sorry to "break" this to you) the wafer remains a wafer and the wine remains wine.

      God is LOOKING AT THE HEART of the Communion partaker !!!

      However, PLEASE take a long watch of REAL HEALING MIRACLES in the short videos here :

      The Ministers here are NOT catholic, they are part of The Original Church that predates Constantine by some 291.5 years.

      This Church has existed ALL THROUGH HISTORY - Yes, with many members ALSO being part of the Roman catholic Group.

      i AM a member of "† This Church †" ALSO - Glory To The Living Lord.

      Amen, Mizpah, Maranatha & Selah .......

      † Revelation 1 : 4 - 7 †

      "John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

      And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

      And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

      Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."

      † Revelation 5 : 10 †

      "And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."

    • Edwinoel Tanglao profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      I admire your persistence, my brother Elijah7. I see this as God's will in us. I pray for us all to be further enlightened in the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of unifying us in Christ and for God's greater glory please note, with pureness and no malice in one's heart, that we may better understand the truth:

      1. Thank you for presenting your own interpretation of, John 14:11-13, on your premise that dead people cannot hear or listen anymore. Let's take the whole caption of John 14:11-14:

      Jesus said, "9 Jesus answered: “DON'T YOU KNOW ME, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you BELIEVE that I AM in the Father, and that the Father is IN ME? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it."

      Anyone who has lived and believed in Christ, righteous and holy, "can do the works (Jesus) has been doing, and they will do even GREATER THINGS THAN THESE because I am going to the Father. And I WILL DO WHATEVER YOU ASK IN MY NAME, so that the FATHER may be glorified in the Son. You may ask my ANYTHING in my name and I WILL DO IT."

      Jesus is talking about our faith, if you BELIEVE that we LIVE even AFTER BODILY DEATH, we become still COMPLETE in BODY AND SPIRIT, able to hear, listen, and do whatever God ALLOWS us to do in JESUS, through the power of the Holy Spirit and in JESUS. If you do not believe this and that what Jesus said was only for the living, then I have to respect YOUR WILL with YOUR belief and is this not what YOU SAY, and NOT OF JESUS? Is it not true that to LIVE IN JESUS, to "DIE IS GAIN," as in Philippians 1:21, because we DO NOT DIE in Jesus but LIVE?

      And in Jesus, let us not limit our understanding to our life here on earth, otherwise, are we not limiting ourselves only to what our mind or body tells us what we can do? Jesus wants us to go beyond life, as we live in him, we become greater than this life, greater than what others who may still be significantly attached to this world and may not have fully grasped the meaning of making Jesus as our True Master, not Mammon or evil, that we may not have malice against others, rather, understand them, pray for them and guide them if we may to the truth in God's words. Like us who are not perfect, God in Jesus does not want us to judge others the way we perceive them to be, rather, forgive in God's love and mercy and help enlighten them in this material world.

      The real "dead" in the bible, unfortunately, refers to those who may REFUSE to BELIEVE in Jesus, where God in Jesus is not present in their life, for ONLY through Jesus will we have life eternal, as long as we believe and abide in him, as in John 3:15,

      And as I have mentioned in previous comments, in Matthew 10:28, Jesus tells us not to be afraid of those who may cause bodily death but CANNOT KILL THE SOUL, rather, "be afraid of the One who can DESTROY BOTH BODY AND SOUL in hell."

      In Christ Jess, and by his grace, within this life or the next, we are made worthy intercessors in his name, through the power of the Holy Spirit, again, only if you believe, but if not, may God enlighten all of us to widen our understanding of our faith even beyond this life, and that we may learn to appreciate and respect the roles Mama Mary and all the saints have, clearly not to be worshiped but become vessels of our faith towards Christ for we are more blessed with them, as they all inspire us to love Jesus and to be like Christ, that they all, including our deceased relatives whom we keep on praying for and is God wills it may have already become 'like angels' in heaven, as in Matthew 22:30,, as we may too believe by our FAITH IN CHRIST, may help pray for us in JESUS' NAME, who is the Mediatrix of All;

      2. You said of the clergy not to marry as NOT being supported in the scriptures. Please Lord help us open our hearts and spirit as we reflect on 1 Corinthians 7:7-12, from the gospel of Saint Paul, "7 I WISH that ALL of you were as I AM. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 8 Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: IT IS GOOD FOR THEM TO STAY UNMARRIED, AS I DO. 9 BUT if they CANNOT CONTROL themselves, they SHOULD MARRY, for it is better to marry than to BURN WITH PASSION. 10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife MUST NOT SEPARATE from her husband. 11 But if she does, she MUST REMAIN UNMARRIED or else be RECONCILED to her husband. And a husband must NOT DIVORCE HIS WIFE. 12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is NOT A BELIEVER and she is WILLING TO LIVE with him, he must not divorce her." Clearly, you were referring to a passage in 1 Corinthians about 'MARRIAGE.' Nevertheless, Saint Paul is clear on this that it is 'GOOD for them to STAY UNMARRIED as (Paul and Jesus) do.' Don't you agree that Saint Paul said this as he was enlightened to encourage priests, bishops and church leaders to STAY UNMARRIED that their focus may NOT be DIVIDED, otherwise, if they do not wish to 'BURN WITH PASSION,' they MAY, rather, MARRY but stay away from sin and divorce?

      While there were bishops then, during the time of Saint Paul, who were married, let us not force the issue upon the Catholic church, and again, may God's will be done, not ours as we may pray, anyway, interestingly, there are deacons in the church who continue to serve while married, with some joining as converts, to further their ministry in Christ.

      3. While there may be bishops, priests, nuns and clergy who may have strayed from their faith and from the truth in God's words, let's again pray to the Lord that we may be enlightened as we reflect on what Jesus said in Matthew 7:13, "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" Jesus has called the Pharisees as sons of the devil because of their evil ways, judging others, yet, they fail to see their own faults in their hypocrisy.

      Just like anyone of us, including Saint Paul who also falters in his faith as he sometimes falls doing what he hates to do, as in Romans 7:15,, and we have to admit that as we live in the flesh, we may always fall from sin, but in all these, it is in God's mercy, and the power to forgive, that we may be redeemed as we may learn from our sins and our weakness, and be molded in Christ, as we strive to be perfect in him, devoid of malice, selfishness and pride;

      4. 'Faith' is a very powerful 5 letter word, and as Jesus said in Matthew 19:26, "with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." And if we only believe by faith that in holy communion, as Catholics in our faith believe, that the sacred host is in the bread that has been transformed into the body of Christ, and the wine into the blood of Christ, then this may help heal us, by the power of our faith and our deeds, as we may learn to abide in Jesus and live in him.

      Let us pray again for enlightenment as we reflect on this beautiful related passage, as Jesus proclaimed in John 6:53-58,53, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I

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      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Re "Jesus tells us how holy and righteous men and women of great faith are listened to by Christ. And even after bodily or physical death, they live, able to hear and listen for the Lord,"


      In John 14 : 11 - 13 The Lord refers to LIVING people in Ministry : Note : "The Works He Did we can do BECAUSE He Goes Back To Heaven To Intercede In RESPONSE To Prayer and Faith.

      Greater works we can also do because He was only In Ministry 3.5 years. Many Saints (Living Christians In Ministry) can do so for over 60 years or more in some cases."



      Re : "If the Catholic faith finds it better for priests not to marry that they may have more focus on God in Jesus, then, perhaps, that is what the Holy Spirit is guiding them to do?"

      The Holy Spirit NEVER Forces ANYTHING ON ANYONE - otherwise the whole planet would be Christian by now.

      In the dark light of myriad sex abuse cases GLOBALLY, for a VERY LONG TIME NOW, solely involving catholic clergy, OBVIOUSLY mandatory celibacy is a FAILURE.

      Anyhow, the Scriptures DO NOT Support such a thing; PLUS they disgrace The Lord, themselves and The Church, GLARINGLY, in the eyes of the totally Lost world, who are laughing at all this, and congratulating themselves that "they" are NOT "Christian" - THIS IS THE REAL EVIL !!!

      Quote again : † 1 Corinthians 7 : 9 † "But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn."


      Multitudes in islam, hinduism, buddhism, cults and suchlike, AFTER HEARING The Gospel, repeatedly, STILL PERSIST IN MURDERING Christian Missionaries; burning down churches or otherwise engaging in SERIOUS PERSECUTION of Christians.

      Until they REPENT and Get Saved PROPERLY, they are NOT our "brothers" in The True Christian Sense of The Word.

      We MUST rightly divide. They are "worldly" brethren yes, and sure we MUST Love EVERYONE & Pray Hard for them - Amen (i DO) - BUT, i HATE a multitude of things they do and say - THIS IS VERY, VERY DIFFERENT.


      God is NOT allah, shiva, buddha, krisna, vishnu and SO ON.

      muhammad was NOT a prophet. The so called 'preachers' of islam, buddhism, hinduism and in multiple cults worldwide ARE NOT working for The True Creator of The Universe. THEY WORK FOR THE ENEMY.


      In The True Light of ALL of this, nevertheless, THIS WORD Stands Fast :

      † 1 Peter 5 : 8 - 10 †

      "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

      In JESUS' Holy Name - Amen & Amen †

    • Edwinoel Tanglao profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Thank you for you views and you visit Elijah. We are in agreement of the holy scriptures and the truth in God's words.

      Let's pray for our Muslim brothers, Jewish brothers, Hindu, Buddhists and other faith who are all creations of God for Christ is in all of us but we all have to recognize him as Master of All, that they may see the truth in God's words and the power of the crucified Christ in each one of us and our faith in the healing blood of Christ as we surrender our own fears and your own understanding of the Catholic faith.

      The evil one wants to confuse us every time, let's always be prepared for this and be steadfast in our faith, for in our own perceptions of what is the right interpretation of our faith, we may cause further division and misunderstanding which is the evil's ploy. This is the essence of what Jesus meant of not coming in peace but with a sword to divide us, as in Matthew 10:34-36. as it comes in a paradox, that if we continue not to heed his words and listen to our own pride and interpretation of things, we will not see ourselves divided because of our denial of him, as we prefer to choose evil to rule us, instead of his words of truth, of love that is noble, honest, with no malice and true, of mercy and of forgiveness?

      If Christ has said 'come and follow me' and leave everything behind, did he not mean to leave our own 'self?' If the Catholic faith finds it better for priests not to marry that they may have more focus on God in Jesus, then, perhaps, that is what the Holy Spirit is guiding them to do? What is important, nevertheless, for me is 'God's will be done' and not to worry about our will or our own pride coming before God's way, rather, pray that we, together with our priests, bishops, Pope, pastors, nuns, deacons, etc., may continue to unite in the love and mercy of Christ Jesus that we may become stronger in him and with him as we battle the true enemy which is evil in our midst. I know, together, united in Christ, we may see the further weakening and the destruction of evil.

      Evil prospers in the absence of God in Christ in our life, the absence of forgiveness and the presence of malice and pride in our life, as in Let us be stronger in this that with Christ, trusting in him, we may always come out victorious in the glory of Christ Jesus our Lord.

      In John 14:11-13, Jesus tells us how holy and righteous men and women of great faith are listened to by Christ. And even after bodily or physical death, they live, able to hear and listen for the Lord, for as in NDE's or near death experiences of many, they are able to see and listen to things around them for as long as God wills it, and for as long as he does not destroy one's spirit, that spirit lives, for with God, is not all things possible, and is not God, possessing the only power to destroy the spirit? Christ does not want to limit our faith to what we may hear from other's interpretations, but listen and hear him in our heart and spirit, that we may go beyond our mind and human wisdom as we become one in him. and with the power of the Holy Spirit, trust in our faith, for Christ will always stand by us in our faithfulness and love of him, as long as we abide in him, and help guide others to do the same, they they may not be confused, rather, see the power of his everlasting light shining in each one of us, in his love and mercy.

    • Elijah7 profile image


      6 years ago from Israel - England - Hong Kong - Hawaii - Paradise

      Hi again Edwinoel...

      Read this hub with great interest.

      Some keynote Points to help :

      1). The moslem "Jesus" (Isa) is NOT The Real Lord JESUS Christ.

      He was Crucified for our SINS. In islam FALSE, their "Jesus" was NOT Crucified.

      † 2 Corinthians 11 : 4 †

      "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."

      2). One Branch of our Ministry is Praying REGULARLY For The Following to be REALISED by the vatican elders :

      A). JESUS Is The Head Of The Church, NOT the pope.

      † 1 Corinthians 11 : 3 †

      "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God."

      B). Mary CANNOT hear let alone answer ANY prayers. "Another spirit" is behind this entire scenario, and this "other spirit" is NOT from God, in The Sense of The Lord JESUS Christ as THE ONLY INTERCESSOR In Heaven for Christian souls - Amen

      † Hebrews 7 : 25 †

      "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."

      C). The Only Ensign (Symbol) to be displayed (lifted up) Representing The Christian Faith, IS The EMPTY Cross.

      The Lord RESURRECTED & ASCENDED, so the "image" of the Crucifix, should be Supplanted By The Cross ONLY. Likewise multiple statues inside catholic church buildings attracting obeisance SHOULD be REMOVED.

      † Isaiah 11 : 10 †

      "And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious."

      D). Communion MUST include The Wine (Life-Blood) with The Bread (Manna-Body) and souls taking Communion MUST "Discern" JESUS' Body and Blood CORRECTLY...[not just the "bread - wafer" as often happens, whereby only the 'priest' drinks the wine].

      Any concept of the wafer and the wine ACTUALLY becoming The REAL Body and Blood of JESUS is a heresy (we are NOT cannibals). This IS a Holy Spiritual Symbol of Atonement ONLY - Amen.

      † 1 Corinthians 11 : 29 - 31 †

      "For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."

      E). Praying to "dead saints" is another spiritual heresy. JESUS is God The Son - NO-ONE ELSE. No-one else can hear, let alone ANSWER prayers, EXCEPT PERHAPS, evil spirits of the air, doing their infanous impersonation acts. NO-ONE wants to engage them, ONLY Rebuke THEM and Cast them OUT - Amen

      † John 14 : 6 †

      "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

      F). Vatican based (and elsewhere) popes, cardinals, bishops & archbishops are globally RENOWNED for their various head coverings, from mitres to skull caps (like the Jews).

      A Great Sign Of Holy Ghost REVIVAL will be when they DISCARD these completely, As Written - Amen

      † 1 Corinthians 11 : 4 †

      "Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head."

      G). Priests can and MUST be given free-will to marry and raise children IF they so choose. Forced celibacy IS causing a plethora of deeply evil sexual sins, the worst of ALL being paedophilia with young boys.

      † 1 Timothy 3 : 2 †

      "A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;"

      † 1 Timothy 3 : 12 †

      "Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well."

      † 1 Corinthians 7 : 9 †

      "But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn."

      TRUE celibacy is "A Calling" NOT an imposition.

      3). Holy Scripture : Reading A FAMOUS APPROVED catholic Bible, (New American Bible) one of a multitude of mistranslations is a noteworthy place to close here (there are SO MANY) :

      Genesis 1 : 2

      and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters.

      This is cited as GLARING, since The Holy Spirit Of God Moving UPON The Face of The Waters is REPLACED BY "a mighty wind"

      This is HERESY of the First Order and NO WONDER so many evils plague catholicism these Last Days.

      Douay-Rheims is better, BUT the wording of the apochryphal books certainly appears (often) to be "man-made" rather than Given By God.

      The Apostle Peter was NOT the first pope. Nor was Paul, nor anyone until AFTER AD 325.

      PLEASE therefore brother, DO bring these Points up with your Prayer Groups ALSO, for a Mighty Revival in the vatican and elsewhere throughout the catholic dominion, In The Almighty and Holy Name of The Living Lord JESUS Christ HIMSELF, Alive In HEAVEN NOW, and Very Soon To Return - Amen & Amen

      Maranatha †

    • Edwinoel Tanglao profile imageAUTHOR

      Edwinoel Tanglao 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Having read the controversial issue about some nuns and a bishop taking a differing side on gay marriage and abortion as opposed to what Vatican as advocating, I pray that more of our church leaders may come united in the words of Christ and to thread a common path as we continue to be challenged by oppression and confusion brought about by the realities of the growing influence of evil in our midst.


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