Idolatry of US congressman PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 September 2015 14:17

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…but to those who received Him, and to those who believed in His Name, to them He gave the right to become children of God…” (John 1:12, the Holy Bible).

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IDOLATRY OF US CONGRESSMAN: Even Jesus, our God and Savior, would have winced at what US Rep. Bob Brady, a Catholic, did after Pope Francis spoke before American lawmakers Thursday, September 24, 2015 (Friday, September 25, 2015, Philippine time).

Imagine, Brady went to the lectern where Francis delivered his speech, grabbed the glass the Pope drank water from while talking, and brought that glass to his office. Brady then drank the water from the same glass, and so did his wife and two staffers.

If you ask me, this is idolatry of the highest kind, propelled by the grossly mistaken belief that drinking from the same glass where the highest Catholic official also drank water from could bless the other drinkers, such as Brady, his wife, and his staffers. This violently departs from what Jesus Himself said in John 14:6 of the Bible.

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JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION: In John 14:6 of the Bible, Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me.” Any genuine believer would immediately understand what Jesus meant: that there is no one, nor any other thing, that could give a blessing, or assure salvation in eternal life, except Jesus Himself.

If a believer starts thinking that he could be blessed by anyone else, or by anything else in this world other than his faith that Jesus is God and Savior, then he departs from the “way” that Jesus prescribed in John 14:6.

And that is the problem of many believers worldwide. They get distracted by the temptations of this world, and are enticed to start believing in something else, away from the truth that the Bible had proclaimed all along, right from the beginning of time. This is the reason why this world had strayed too far away from God, and has become the willing tool of God’s enemy.

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CHILDREN OF GOD BLOOD KIN OF THE CHRIST: Indeed, the Bible tells us that Jesus came into this world to take away the sins of man and offer forgiveness and redemption, to take away from them the dire punishment for those sins, which is an eternal life of being burned by fire and being eaten by worms. Jesus received in Himself the penalty for man’s sinfulness, so man could live in Paradise.

But, wonderful as this may appear to be, it cannot also be denied that there is a condition that the sinful man must fulfill before he can avail of the salvation and redemption offered by the bloods of Jesus. This condition requires the sinner to believe and accept Jesus as God and Savior.

It is only when man accepts Jesus as God and Savior that he is forgiven and redeemed, and is in fact given the right to become a child of God, and blood kin of the Christ. If a man becomes a child of God and blood kin of the Christ, he gets empowered in his life in this world, is freed both from the Great Tribulation and eternal hell. So, are you a child of God blood kin of the Christ?

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