WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (2)

 THE TWO ARE SPIRITUALLY ONE!

(…continued from part one…)

(2)             Not until the marital execution, God did not rate His daily creativity ‘very good’, why? The connectivity between heaven and the earth had not received a legal concretization. Are Christians not the heirs of God? Our marriage to the Lamb is the consummation of the legality that seals the divine donation of our heirdom.

            Lucifer saw God playing with a valueless clay. Messing up His Holy Hands! Adam, by it, was made –the LORD God knew that He would have to carry the sinful mess of His bride on the cross of Calvary.

                Soon after, another being, proving the Excellency of the Sculptor’s craftsmanship emerged as well. “Oh! A brother and his sister,” exclaimed Lucifer. The apostasy of Lucifer was bereft of the mind of Christ, therefore, could not fathom the grand design of Divinity. The Evil one went livid with, “Nooo o! You can’t do that.”

So shall a man…..and cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh

            It dawned on Satan that it is not only the earth Adam is getting. “He’s being offered the celestial assizes as well!” What the species of angelic beings could not be, making it impossible for them to enter into marriage with the LORD God, is what the LORD God is giving away, just like that, to a clayey Adam. “If I could just make the woman mar this marriage I’ll get the Church. I’ll get the worship of my craving.” Lucifer destroyed the first Adam’s marriage. But, that was not the end of the story. (Tell yourself “It’s not the end of my unpalatable story). The last Adam rebuilt. He said, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18]. That which the Rock of Ages built was an eternal structure. This wife -the Church- lives in paradisaic eternity.

                The sobriquet, Peter, is the Greek Petros (pet’-ros): ‘a (piece of) rock (larger than lithos -lee’-thos- ‘small stones’).’ In the Greek, ‘church’ is ekklēsia (ek-klay-see’-ah): ‘a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).’ The word ‘make’ in Genesis 2:18 “…It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him;” is ‛âśâh (aw-saw’): ‘to create out of existing material.’ The Hebrew word for ‘made’ in Genesis 2:22, “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man;” has a different meaning. It is bânâh (baw-naw’): ‘to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.’ The creation of Adam’s wife was ‘a building.’ The breath of the Creator had found a habitation inside the woman already. That was the reason why Lucifer could not get her to follow him like Cain, her son, did.

                She did sin, yes, she did. But a sin offering continued to serve as a temporary bridge until Shiloh, the Tranquilizer, even Jesus Christ came again and made the asseveration, “I will build my church.” Note the personalization of the Church. The pronoun ‘my’ is: mou (moo), meaning: ‘I, me, my, of me.’ It was not dead lambs that established this new building. ‘Build’ is an interesting oikodomeō (oy-kod-om-eh’-o): ‘to be a house builder, that is, construct or (figuratively) confirm.’ Oikodomeō comes from the root oikodomē (oy-kod-om-ay’) which is a feminine compound abstraction of oikos (oy’-kos): (‘a house’) and dōma (do’-mah): ‘(to build); properly an edifice.’ It was the blood of the Lamb eternal that brought this Building into existence. Jesus had to do this to build the Church and be married to her. This is what marriage is all about!

                It is about getting a people for His Divine pleasure. Are you born again? Better be! Every born again Christian is a lively, added stone to the Divine edifice of the ‘called out.’ The facticity of my claim has a scriptural support in 1Peter 2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”.

Lubricate the new birth by:

 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

2. Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8).

3. Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25).

4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).     

(…to be continued…)

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (1)

HE STANDS PRIESTLY BEFORE THE HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE BRIDE

(1)            I do not see any reason why I will not be tagged a religious bigot for my asseverative stance that marriage is strictly for Christians. Before anyone makes the first move of painting my personality with Christian bigotry, he should wait a little bit while I serve the divine meals of God’s word from His protocol, the Holy Bible. Amen.

            Genesis 2:20 is actually the reason for that of the 18th verse. It says, “And Adam gave  names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” [Gen 2:20]. It is on account of the last part of this 20th verse that gave rise to 18th verse, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” [Gen 2:18]. The key words here are ‘help meet for’ -him. There is also the misconstrued ‘alone’ of the eighteenth verse. If, as it has been grossly misconstrued, the alone is about loneliness, then it will be an adjective or an adverb. How could a newly created Adam of less than a day of twenty-four hours of a single day be pining in loneliness?

                The beauty of Eden garden alone, of which I strongly doubt whether Hollywood can truly afford –in its all ramifications– to display in cinematography, will take Adam about a whole 356 days of a year to come over it. What about the grandeur of the hills, mountains and breathtaking plains; the gregarious proclivities of animalistic life? The twinkles of the heavenly bodies in conjunction with luminous glare of the lunar orb was something to look forward to every now and then! Where is the gaol of loneliness?

            The word ‘alone,’ bad (bad) in Hebrew, is a masculine noun. It is actually, from the context, a combination of –bad i.e. ‘apart’- and –le (a prep. pref.) i.e. ‘to, towards, in, through, before.’ This proves that ‘alone’ is a state of being and not a description of Adam’s feeling. This state of being alone brings Adam and his solitariness in contrast to the LORD God (not only of Trinitarian essence, but the future Bridegroom of the Church), before whom he stood. Bad means: ‘by itself, besides, a part, separation, being alone; only (adverb) apart from, properly separation; by implication a part of the body, [Bad comes from bâdad (baw-dad’): ‘be separate, be isolated, to divide, that is, (reflexively) be solitary’].

                The simplest definition of ‘alone’ in this context, is ‘different’. Different from God’s eternal plan of conjugal relationship of salvation. Adam’s solitariness was a state of his being: an absolute denegation of the Christ he prefigures. ‘Be alone’ in Hebrew is, lebaddo; i.e. ‘only himself.’ This definitely tells me that the creationism business of day number six had not got to its divine conclusion. A surprising oomph of a perfect completion was about to take place.

          The word ‘help,’ which is‛êzer (ay’-zer), means: ‘aid’: it comes from ‛âzar (aw-zar’): ‘A primitive root; to surround, that is, protect or aid.’ I love this one from Adam Clarke’s Commentary: “I will make him a help meet for him; עזר כנגד ezer kenegdo, a help, a counterpart of himself, one formed from him, and a perfect resemblance of his person.”

Now, having taken care of ‘help’ let us look at ‘meet for,’ which is a combination of neged (neh’-ghed) and ke (keh). Neged means ‘what is conspicuous, what is in front of, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate.’ Ke. ‘It is a marker of comparison: as, like; marker of similarity or correspondence: according to; marker of time: when, as soon as, about.’ Neged ke says a whole lot about this union. Does it not? The ‘help meet’ is actually ‘for’ him -Adam! She must correspond in thought and deed to Adam’s dreams. She is a very strong woman who must surround Adam protectively with the revealed word of God. She is made for Adam, and by the ultimate extension, the Lord Jesus’ soteriological agendum.

               Adam stood ‘before God all by himself’ –in an uncompleted glory. A detached organ of the wholesomeness. An atypicality. Quite irrepresentable of the Church. An unfinished statement of the Logos. The irrepressibility of Adam’s elocutionary rap was not expressive of a salivatory desideration of sexual crave. That was why he named her ‘woman’ from the Sculptor’s view of His divine desideration. The ‘woman’ surrounds him in the perfection of worship. With the woman in the conjugal place, it was God’s turn, the day after the sixth, to bask in the euphoria of Divine accomplishment! I have heard many pastors teach that an unmarried bachelor is incomplete. Quite untrue. Adam’s creation alone typified his LORD God. Christ has already got His bride, the Church. Is every other man Christ? Every bachelor is complete in Christ Jesus. Amen!

                Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”.

Lubricate the new birth by:

1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

2. Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8).

3. Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25).

4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).     

(…to be continued…)

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CATHOLICISM AND MARY (XII)

Apotheosis of Mary (wonder why she’s standing on moon?)

(…continued from part XI…)

(XII)       How many Catholic faithfuls pray through Mary each day? Are they not up to a billion? She is not omniscient to know all, like Jesus. Is she omnipotent with the capability endowment to do all? To attend to all prayers, she must be omnipresent. Catholics scattered all over the terra firma praying to Mary definitely do it in vain. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Jesus it is; not Mary. Amen.                                                                                                            

                How I wish with all fervour that Catholicism would be jettisoned by the Romish Church, go back to the Church of Jesus which received The Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Romans. This was an erudition of Pauline scriptural didacticism at his best. Paul did not make mention of Peter in this book, penned circa 58 A.D. neither did he make any mention of an apotheosis of Mary. Trust Paul to have admonished the Christians of Rome if Nimro-Semiramis was a religious practice. Paul taught the salvation found only in Jesus. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation(Romans 10:10). This is what the Bible says of Apollos in Acts 18:28, “For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ;” having understood the word of God through Priscilla and Aquila, who were tutored by Paul.                                                               

Is this Semiramis or Mary?

                It is most definitely Jesus, and none else as we read of divine divulgement in Matthew 16:16, “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The same Peter made the utterance of John 6:68-69, 68) “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69) And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” Mary, to whom apotheosis does not belong could never be quoted as voicing the verses of John 11:25-27. 25) “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27) She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.” The word ‘believe’ and all the inflections ‘believeth and believest’ is the same Greek pisteuo (pist-yoo’-o) ‘1. to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit 2. (by implication) to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ).’ Spiritual pisteuo is to be entrusted only to the Divinity of Jesus, otherwise, there is so much to lose. Reliance on Mary and myriads of dead saints of Catholicism in intercessory prayers is nothing short of filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness which Apostle James expects to be laid aside. Amen.

                Ascension of Mary, where in the Old or the New Testament does it boast of a biblical record? It is merely of unscriptural Catholicism. Did Joseph, her husband, go through the same physical ascension as well? I guess not! Selah!

Ascension of Mary, of Scripture?

                We understand what Exodus 20:4-5 commands concerning images. Acts 17:29 says, “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.” The term ‘Godhead’ is the Greek theios (thi’-os): ‘1. a general name of deities or divinities as used by the Greeks spoken of the only and true God. 2. Trinity of: Christ, Holy Spirit and the Father. 3. Godlike (neuter as noun, divinity).’ If the Godhead cannot be materially represented for adoration how could Catholics set Mary up for bending of the knees? Mary, whose pious enunciation placed the salvation of her soul in the Lord God asserted in Luke 1:47, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

What’s this!?

                Creationism embroidered in every intelligent being, a heart of adoratory predisposition. Docility, engendered by the original sin, man would prostrate in worship of what ignites his religious fancy. Catholicism, laden with speciosity of Scripture, has successfully wrapped her adherents in the straitjacket of religion. Honestly, no sophistry is required to inculcate John 3:3. A hardened criminal tore the Bible leaves to clean the defecation of the lower orifice of his alimentary canal. After some days, he decided to read ‘the stupid page’ before its desecration. He began to weep uncontrollably when his sinful proclivity hit him as he read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” [John 3:16]. The criminal, right there on the toilet pot, calling on Jesus, got born again! Not properly processed is the scripture that runs through the conduit of sophism: and honestly speaking, adorcism is very likely the resultant effect! Selah!

                You want to know what establishes the enforcement of Mariolatry? This is it. In the eighth century, the second council of Nicea decreed that the image of God was as proper an object of worship as God Himself. If you truly love God, will you obey or disobey His express mand? Selah!

Pope Francis touches a statue of Mary and Jesus after crowning it during Mass at Lobito beach in Iquique, Chile, Jan. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-LOBITO-MASS Jan. 18, 2018.

LIKE POPE FRANCIS, LIKE EVERY OTHER POPE BEFORE HIM –WOULD APOSTLE PETER DO LIKEWISE?

  (Concluded)

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CATHOLICISM AND MARY (XI)

Religious syncretism of Catholicism

(…continued from part ten…)

(XI)         In the year 1090, Peter the Hermit introduced the use of the rosary into Catholicism. It was first of Hinduism then of Islamic Mohammedanism. Jesus told us never to indulge in vain repetitions in Matthew 6:7. The scapula, a piece of cloth having the picture of the Mary of Catholicism i.e. Semiramis, a heathenish talisman, was a 1287 invention of an English monk, Simon Stock, meant to protect its wearer who has it on his naked skin! How can a true Bible believer deign to allow any rumination of his mind to lead him into an asseveration, to believe that the traditions of the fallibility of human church goers, who constantly dwell in their known carnality, can ever be equal in authority to the revealed Bible? Well, the scapula, that is exactly what the Council of Trent held in 1545 declared!

Tridentine Latin mass at Saint Mary’s Church in Washington, DC.

Idolatrous adoration of the wafer 

                 In fact, as if earlier concoctive poisons were not enough to energise an enervating laxness of spirituality, it placed the Bible in the church’s ‘Index of Forbidden Books’ in 1229. The Bible, God’s instruction to fallen man, became a taboo to laymen of Catholicism. How satanic can one be!? God Himself revealed to Joshua, His servant, where the secret of Moses’ success sprang from in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Read also 2Timothy 3:15-17. “Search the scriptures;” Jesus challenges in John 5:39, “for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”The word ‘search’ is ereunao (er-yoo-nah’-o): ‘1. to seek 2. (figuratively) to investigate.’ Ereunao comes apparently from ereo (er-eh’-o) ‘to utter, i.e. speak or say (through the idea of inquiry). Jesus is the all in all; God over all. The verb ‘testify’ is martureo (mar-too-reh’-o) ‘to be a witness, i.e. testify {literally or figuratively}.’ Which scripture testifies of Mariology? None!  

                And the worst of all atrocities to emanate from Catholicism was Pope Francis’ intimation (in 2017) that God told him to re-orientate the Ten Commandments! The 2nd, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,……Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:” of Exodus 20:4-5, according to him, would face an expunging as directed by the same Jehovah, who threw nations into annihilation for giving their genuflection of adoration to other gods, and were replaced by Israelites. The Bible it is, that wields the final ecumenical say, not the Catholicism of the Pope!

 This is sun worship of Baal, the husband of Madonna.

                Transubstantiation, a decree by Pope Innocent III in 1215, says that the Eucharist is the physical flesh and blood of Jesus; it became Catholicism Mass adoration by Pope Honorius in 1220. All the presiding priest needs to do is a magical abracadabra, and voila; Jesus’ flesh and blood is ready for a cannibalistic feast! Many would want to wonder why I bother myself with Catholicism of Mary. “Leave them alone,” many others will insist. Well, the truth must be told. We are at the end of time. Souls must be saved! Amen!          

             Catholicism owes the Christian world of believers where it got all these meretricious claims of its Mariology. Catholicism has successfully transmuted Mariology to an active Mariolatry unfortunately.           

  Only the Members of the Trinity receive the genuflection of adoration. Scraping before the statue of Madonna is strictly idolatry. A word, they say, is enough for the wise. Amen!!                                                                

                Why should this Catholicism of Mary be any concern of my cogitation? Of course it is borne out of the simple facticity of Roman Catholic Church’s claim of Body-of-Christ connectivity. How can every Catholic Mass be complete only if “Hail Mary” ritualistic chant is an inevitability? Jesus did not become God merely by His conception in the matrix of Mary. Mary, ergo, did not give birth to Christ, God the Son. Jesus Christ is actually a divine compound fusion of a man, Adam or Jesus and the Christ, the LORD from heaven (Isaiah 9:6). Christ, in Mary’s womb, wore Jesus as a toga (John 1:14; 1Corinthians 15:45-47). The word ‘made,’ found in ”And the Word was made flesh,” of verse 14 is not about the creation of the Word. Ginomai (ghin’-om-ai) is the Greek for ‘made,’ meaning: ‘1. to cause to be (“gen”-erate) 2. (reflexively) to become (come into being).’ If the Word became, does it not follow simple logic that He was not flesh or Adam before becoming? The Word of God became a man which, hitherto, He was not. Jesus became God when the God-man compound was anointed in the heavenly assizes (Hebrews 1:8-13).

Are these cupids grandchildren of Mary?

                “Hail Mary” apotheosizes a humble, Jesus worshipping Mary! “Hail Mary” is a ‘Systematic Theotokos’ contraption of Catholicism: an unbiblical Mariology. Its sole bourne is Mariolatry! Truth be told, Mariolatry is anthropolatry! If Catholics should argue that Mariology is not Mariolatry, then why do the Catholic faithfuls kneel before the statue of Mary in prayer? A billion and two hundred million die-hard adherence fail to see the intrinsic shame of Mariology when we understand that the Church happens to be the pillar and the ground of Jesus’ truth! Selah!

  (…to be concluded…)

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