The believer's works have their specific place, and it is true they are a clear evidence of man's beliefs, but the Calvary is so precious and by far so extraordinary that it has become the only valid ransom on behalf of man's salvation. Bottom line: There is no other method for the believer to be acquitted or justified. Paul declares: "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 3:11). About the deeds Paul adds: "Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it..." (1 Corinthians 3:12-13). The apostle uses precious metals and stones to symbolize the believer's good works, and uses lower quality materials-such as, wood, hay and straw-to symbolize the believer's negative or unworthy works. (Notice: Paul clearly establishes that they represent "man's work".) The expression "for the Day will declare it" means that each one's works will become plainly and openly disclosed and critically tested and appraised in Judgement Day. Of course, as it is also written a little further: The believer, by believing in Christ, is saved: "If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire" (1 Corinthians 3:15).
It is quite amazing to find out that the Catholic leadership, who are presumably knowledgeable, cannot understand that there is salvation only in Christ. What is worse, they have pretended to mingle the legitimate wine of the Gospel with the believer's unworthy deeds. In other words, Rome's pretensions bound at the Council of Trent which established that man is saved by "faith with deeds" sparked a harsh conflict, as it is officially documented by that Council:
"If any man declares that all men are justified by the sole credit of Christ's righteousness or by the sole remission of sin, excluding the grace and charity deposited in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, which becomes inherent, or that the grace that justifies us is only by God's favor, let such be accursed." 4
It is, then, evident that Rome teaches man to save himself through "faith, with the deeds of the law". By doing this, Rome makes God a liar and forces the believer to work his own salvation, becoming this way a hypocritical legalist who pretends to go to heaven on the ground of his own worthiness. But we are informed enough to know that God cannot save anyone who pretends to save himself the Catholic way.
The principles accepted and approved at the Council of Trent can be easily disproved with Paul's following declaration: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law" (Romans 3:28). No doubt at all, their amalgamation of concepts is an irrefutable evidence that Catholicism is anti-Christian. The works of faith cannot be seemed apart of the justification, but, it is imperative to make a clear distinction between them.
Two Principles in Struggle
Christ said, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15); but Rome insists to say, "Go and preach man's deeds of supererogation". These words might seem insignificant or simple but these are the very essence of this controversy. The Gospel is the historical acts of Christ on behalf of mankind-but Rome insists to preach the acts of the believer. By doing this Rome becomes the slave driver of mankind; and if Rome succeeds (as it already has) to submit man into a continuous attempt for salvation, then Rome can establish (as it already has) a worldly empire which would divide humanity into two groups according to their deeds: The few (the Roman cleric) as lords and rulers and the many (the rest of mankind) as their bond-servants. For this reason, whenever you look at Rome you will see the Pope as an arrogant king of this world and a conceited Romish prince who seeks to be adored as God. Christ has never and will never appoint the Pope as His representative or Vicar.
Remember this, my fellow citizen of America: Where Christ is there is true freedom, as it is written by Paul the apostle in 2 Corinthians 3:17: "Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Now my question is, what liberty is Jesus referring to? The answer is simple: Liberty from condemnation, which clearly implies to be freed from harness and delivered from captivity. One thing must be made clear, this does not mean that man is freed from his inherited sinful nature, for man will be sinful till he dies. The bottom line is: We have been freed from condemnation.
In order to truly understand this apparently simple controversy, it is imperative to distinguish these two principles in dispute as two opposite views in regards to the way we achieve salvation, as clearly declared in Scripture. Let us see in an astoundingly clear manner that the pretension of Trent, which declares that man is saved by faith plus deeds, leads to a tragical ending. Opposite to Trent's view there is the total dependency in Christ which leads to an astounding victory.
History has record of two worshipers, Cain and his brother Abel. It is written in the original transcript of Genesis 4 that both Cain and Abel brought forth their offering before God. When Paul the apostle interprets this event he writes in his epistle to the Hebrews the following: "By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous..." (Hebrews 11:4). Notice this, my dear readers: It was not Abel's inherent righteousness what made the difference between the two worshipers, but their offering. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the very essence of the controversy! Abel's evangelical behavior before God was what made him the ideal type of worshiper. Cain brought to the Lord an offering from the fruits of the ground and Abel brought of the firstborn of his flock of sheep, which is a symbol of Christ's righteousness.
Let us, then, analyze both men's offerings: Abel's offering represents the Lord's righteousness, while Cain's is a symbol of man's imperfect righteousness. Recall this: The name "Adam" means "man formed from the dust of the ground" . Therefore, the fruit of the worshiper (represented by Cain's offering) are the product of man's work. Even when God brought forth the seed and made it grow, it was Cain who worked hard to toil the soil. The point is: God will not accept any fruit product of man's own toil. Abel brought to the Lord that which had not even a thread of human effort-a sheep is a product of God's hand and it represents the sole and complete work of Jesus of Nazareth, who is my greater brother and the firstborn of God. Can you now understand what the apostle Paul meant when he declared that Abel presented a better sacrifice than Cain and that Abel's offering was the reason why he was taken as a righteous man? These two offerings represent both sides of the controversy Rome has provoked-a controversy which may seem insignificant or of no importance for the unwary and neglectful, but which is of transcendental significance for all of us who truly believe because this is the difference between life and death. If you really want to save your life and please the Lord you must approach God through the righteousness of the Lamb and never on the ground of our own worthiness as Rome pretends man to do. Paul the apostle declares: "and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith" (Philippians 3:9).
Notice: Two were the worshipers-Cain and Abel-Cain's offering was rejected, Abel's offering accepted. To speak of Cain's offering is to speak of Catholicism. Coincidentally, both, the name "Cain" and the word "Catholicism" , begin with the syllable "Ca" . Catholicism is not merely a religious sect-as many believe -but a mistaken way to approach God. This is the reason why the Catholic approach is so subjective, which is contrary to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. The Gospel is a wholly objective way to approach God through the righteousness which only belongs to Jesus. Thus the Lord wants us to be: objective and dependant in Christ. We must cast away from our minds any thread of subjectivism or oriental mysticism-or else, we shall perish. For this reason Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life..." (John 14:6), an objective way which brings subjective benefits.
I say this with sadness, Catholicism has succeeded to bring down Protestantism to their same level of subjectivism-and Islam is no exception. The emphasis in Islam is man's behavior, with Muhammad as their example and guidance (Muhammad was no other than a mere man with sinful tendencies as everybody else). The prophecy of Revelation 14:8 is a fulfilled prophecy, for Rome has drunken all Protestant denomination with her maddening wine of her adulteries.
Even when these words may sound so simple, it is also imperative for God to lift someone that, as I, becomes an expert on this matter, in order to open wide the eyes of the Christian world of today. We continue to live so deeply involved in our own interests and activities, that we have become neglectful and unaware of the most basic biblical principles. This is the reason why I have been chosen by God to open your eyes in regards to God's will. I am aware of the fact that my near future on this world will not be a bed of roses. Most of the cleric and "ministers" of today will reject me and will persecute me without mercy; however, no matter how dangerous this task can be someone must accomplish it. If I have been chosen and appointed by God to carry out this mission, then I will. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the reason why a sign must take place upon me the way it happened with Christ. The sign of Christ was the resurrection, and God has promised me that my sign will be the vindication (the Lord has promised me that He will restore my youthful vigor to an age of 30. Actually, I am 72 years old). A promise not given to Muhammad, who lacked of a sign that could prove him as a messenger from heaven. Let us continue with our analysis:
Let us see, beloved readers, another qualified evidence which proves me right. The Bible is astoundingly clear and substantial in its teachings in regards to those who will be accepted and those who will be rejected. As Abel was accepted and Cain was rejected by their offerings, in much the same manner, one will be taken and one will be left-by the same principle: Their offering. Either you approach God through the Gospel (the total dependency in Christ's righteousness) or you approach Him through the principles approved at the Council of Trent (on the ground of personal worthiness). If we pursue the biblical teachings as clearly defined in the Scripture, then those who depend on the Gospel will be saved, and those who follow the teachings approved at the Council of Trent will be condemned. Can you now see why the Pope is identified as "the beast" ? Because of his loathsome work that sends millions of souls to eternal condemnation through Cainism! Can you now see that the great Martin Luther-the Warrior of God who returned back the truth to the people, especially to Europe-was right? But Rome has buried and hidden the truth once again. Do you not realize, dear readers, that this matter is far more serious than you can possibly imagine to the extent that it makes the difference between life and death? Is it so hard for you to understand? The big crowds have NEVER been followers of Christ, but rather of the prince of this world, the devil. Notice the words used by our great Master and Savior Jesus: "Do not fear, little flock..." (Luke 12:32). And also: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matthew 7:13-14). There is so much to be said! But sometimes I feel that I, as it happened to my greater brother Jesus, am wasting my time trying to convince you. What a pity!
Let us take a further look throughout the history of the Church's inner conflict and see two more examples in which God dealt in the same manner He did with the case of Cain and Abel. In Luke 18:10 thru 14 it is written:
Notice the arrogant attitude of the Pharisee, who pretended to approach God on a ground of his personal worthiness, considering himself even superior to other men, when he declared: "I thank You that I am not like other men..." , which is like saying that he is more worthy than the other men. Is it not this the Roman cleric's posture when they allow some to be humiliated while exalting a few others by paying homage to men, which is a type of worshiping that only belongs to God? This is against the Bible which declares: "As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). The Bible adds: "...let God be true but every man a liar..." (Romans 3:4). Paul the apostle has been clear when he declared: "There is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable..." (Romans 3:11-12). How can it be possible for anyone to overlook Rome's dastard violation to God's directions declared through Paul the apostle? From where Rome gets their absurd idea that they are a superior church? This is to make God's Word out to be false or a liar.
By reading further through these passages of the Book of Luke on regards to the Pharisee and the tax-collector, we will be able to confirm the fact that history repeats itself, and as it happened in the past, the one who acknowledged himself as unrighteous was justified. The publican cried, "God be merciful to me a sinner" , which is like saying, I am unworthy to acquire salvation, but only you can make it available for me. This is precisely what God did for mankind: He granted salvation through Jesus. God will never accept you on the ground of your own personal worthiness, for no one is worthy enough (not even Muhammad nor any other man, but Jesus alone).
In summary, Catholicism is a haughty and disorderly sect full of arrogant people-standing out, the clergy, for there is no one more haughty than these men. They even think they are worthy enough to match God's Righteousness (which is Christ) in Judgement Day. We can easily discredit the Catholic argument hands down.
The most astoundingly clear biblical principles presented in the Written Revelation (the Bible) is the undeniable fact that God is Sovereign, Perfect and Infallible, and that, on the contrary, men are imperfect, unrighteous and weak. In order to support this statement, let us read on Romans 7:15-25:
The Scripture does not say "some men", but "every man". As it is written: "...let God be true but every man a liar..." (Romans 3:4), and also: "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Pay close attention to the present tense verb "come". How, then, does Rome pretend to claim that the Pope is infallible when He has been the author of a paramount of theological errors throughout history? How can he be considered infallible or incapable of erring when he institutes martyrdom? How can they be so foolish to accept this idea when there are so many cases of homosexualism and pedophile in the Catholic Church? These are abominable sins before God's eyes! Rome has perverted the Gospel. Rome has distorted the concept of church government. Rome has authored so many unqualified doctrines which are not found in Scripture-as it is their concept of hell and the purgatory.
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