Thursday, December 11, 2014

John Crowder Catholosism EXPOSED! A Review of toking the ghost

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A record was published in 2008 by John Crowder titled Tokin the Ghost,

Toking the Ghost


the album it self is a blend of pagan and Roman Catholic Mysticism when upon close examination their is nothing rooted Biblical we cannot for reasons that John Crowder may take us to court and sue us for simply telling the truth, the information on the album can be found at the following site

http://www.allmusic.com/album/toking-the-ghost-mw0001261643

The Tracks listed are








This  article is an examination of John Crowder's records I am going to use a very small segment of Crowder's teachings so you can get some Idea of who John Crowder really is and who's gospel does he really represent after further examination it is Roman Catholicism and not Biblical Christianity.

1) In track 3 John Crowder in his own words says "Lord release the mystical powers of heaven..."

Stigmatize us, Lord I want a stiggy give me the five rich red rubies of the stigmata..." "I want a stiggy that glows, I want a stiggy that grows little golden lilies from my hands..."

John Crowder is clearly promoting Occultism and Occult practices it is very well known to the occult world that the stigmata is mostly associated by devout Roman Catholics that it is an occult manifestation of bodily marks sores, or sensations of pain in locations which most cases correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Messiah.

These types are proven to be false manifestations that had there inception within the mother of all Harlots (The Roman Catholic Church) these can be dated to the 13th century, people like St Francis of Assisi had bleed from the hands none of the accounts are founded in the Bible but to the devotion of Mariolatry.

http://www.occultopedia.com/s/stigmata.htm

To justify this teaching they may quote Gal.6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. this is not talking about receiving some mystical marks if people read what is written you will read that Paul was persecuted and beaten by people who rejected the gospel in doing so he is saying that the beatings he received left marks in his body and so the afflictions he did receive were the marks of Christ, I am pretty sure if you were beaten up for the gospel you also would receive the marks of Christ if your persecution was for the gospel, tell why are masses of Catholics or those who received the stigmata did not receive a beating Paul's marks were not caused by some mystical apparition that appeared on his hands, rather they were the marks carried by the hands of men, this is why he said after he was persecuted the marks he received from the beatings were trophies we read where Paul received his marks in 2 Corinthians 11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; if you were to read 2 Corinthians 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Paul receive 40 lashes in context the scripture in Gal.6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus, is speaking of his treatment by the roman solders their is nothing to suggest that the marks on Paul were anything mystical as John Crowder by his own vain imagination would like us to believe again John Crowder is perverting the gospel of Christ according to the apostle Paul, the bible refutes this claim it is famously known that Padre Pio was famous for the stigmata he was exposed and a proven fraud I have very good reasons to believe that the stigmata is counterfeit as documented in Various journals and books such as Counterfeit Miracles By B.B. Warfield, John Crowder will brush this off by saying "As with every valid miracle of God, there simultaneously exist demonic counterfeits" he would use this rational to justify these diabolical teachings of his.
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http://www.thenewmystics.com/Articles/1000040755/Home_Page_of/Articles/Stigmata_and_Blood.aspx

John Crowder seems to suggest that "visual imagery is so dramatically Christ-centered
with stigmata, invoking the emotions with such a direct picture of His passion – the enemy will attempt to confuse it as much as possible." we never in the Bible find examples of this but we do in the Roman Catholic Church, this is nothing more than basing scripture rooted in the authority of tradition and not the authority of the bible itself, John Crowder represents from the historical 13th century century roman catholic monastics such as Lady Helen of Veszprim by her fellow closeted nuns and contemporaries.

Even though John Crowder refuses to accept that he is a Roman Catholic or Protestant, he does not condemn it either but speaks highly of high profile and notable representatives of Roman Catholicism and those who are in strong defense of this religion and its mystics/gnostic, I have strong reason to believe that John Crowder is vastly ignorant and delusional of what Roman Catholicism represents and even promotes varied notable Roman Catholics, John Crowder is blindly following the footsteps of the most sincere and authentic deep rooted traditions of in defense of Roman Catholicism's authentic teachings and practices, where as most Catholics would just stick to the Catholic Holidays, the Rosary, Mass and confession's to a priest, John Crowder would perfect candidate for the pope to awaken its centenary's old catholic mysticism that would lead us back to the dark ages.

John Crowder stated that that
visual imagery is Christ Centered, this teaching again is not rooted in any historical evangelical practice or teachings, nor is this found in the Bible, it is rooted in Roman Catholism, but is forbidden in the Bible.


The Roman Catholic encyclopedia proves it is a Roman Catholic practice that states that images are very important in the RCC that the Pope tells us it is Christ Centered based on his authority:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07672a.htm


we conceive the higher realities only by analogy with sensible things, but it in no way follows that we conceive nothing but what is material. Images play a very important part in all the activities of the intellectual order; but they do not constitute that order itself. The very spirituality of the human soul depends on this latter truth.
  
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 753 In Scripture, we find a host of interrelated images and figures through which Revelation speaks of the inexhaustible mystery of the Church. The images taken from the Old Testament are variations on a profound theme: the People of God. In the New Testament, all these images find a new center because Christ has become the head of this people, which henceforth is his Body.144 Around this center are grouped images taken "from the life of the shepherd or from cultivation of the land, from the art of building or from family life and marriage."145


This is the same teaching that John Crowder promotes in his article Stigmata and Blood Sign Miracles - Part 2,
that is contrary to scripture Lev. 26:1, "You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God."  See Joshua 23:7


The Bible called this Idolatry
2 Chron. 33:6-7, He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger. 7 Then he put the carved image of the idol which he had made in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;


Ezek. 14:3, "Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity. Should I be consulted by them at all?"

So does this promote idolatry? according to the scripture and its own practices, yes it does.

"Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry." (1 Cor. 10:14).

 
Another Track in the Album Tokin the Ghost is John Crowder teaching:


"Lord hear our Prayer we want to talk to animals....." "Lord, I want to be like St Francis of Assisi, communicating with the wolves, communicating with the bears, communicating with the animals of the forest...."


http://www.americancatholic.org/features/francis/stories.asp

Acording to a Catholic site it was true that the Story was told that
St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) could communicate with animals and felt at one with all creation. Here are a few of the stories that were first recorded by Thomas of Celano during the 13th century.  

St Francis of Assisi practices are not in the context of scripture as much as what he held to was simply another gospel Francis of Assisi believed in the Reliquim Mass, Rosary, Mariolatry, The Doctrine of Intention, the Doctrine of Extreme unction and the authority of Oral Tradition etc, it is much often said that Communication with animals has been a pagan practice for centuries. Animals would act as spirit guides as people would converse with them for direction and wisdom St Francis of Assisi would fall pray under this category.

As we go through much of what Crowder promotes such Leading Roman Catholics, Catholic Saints etc it will come clear to you that John Crowder does not really represent the Biblical Jesus or Biblical Historical Evangelicalism what John Crowder promotes is counterfeit and a dire ignorance of the Bible itself.

Album "Toking the ghost" - Mystical Powers


John Crowder says "Lord, Hear our prayer. Levitate us!" "Lord, we want to float. Release ascension miracles..." "I want to float like Teresa of Avila, I want to be so wacked up like the Gaper, the Flying friar Joseph of Cupertino, that I just fly all around with my buddies..."

http://www.occultopedia.com/l/levitation.htm

Levitation is deeply rooted in the occult, It has been practiced by Hindu siddhas, Buddhist Monks, Mediums and Roman Catholic Mystics. In Hinduism the power of levitation is called the dardura-siddhi (the frog power).

This shows no biblical bases for such teachings or practices, occultists call this PK Psychokinesis, it is a well known fact that there is no conclusive evidence that psychokinesis is a real phenomenon much of what we call Levitation is by far the stretch of the imagination and at best superstition, the bible tells us “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority” (Colossians 2:8-10).

Mysticism is nothing more than a deceptive philosophy that is hollow and depends on human tradition, John Crowder has all the Markings and a makes it of pushing traditional mystic roman catholic practices and teachings.

Album "Toking the ghost" - Mystical Powers

John Crowder says "Lord, release the miracle of lactation from our bodies (sucking noises) as we nurse from the breast of heaven...."

John Crowder is asking God for the miracle of male lactation so that he can produce his own milk. He also wants to drink from the breast of heaven that he would from other teachings 1 Peter 2:2 and Isaiah 66:12, John Crowder is misrepresenting the scriptures many Catholic Mystics when looking at this area refer to their heavenly mother (Mary) but this teaching can also be traced to the goddess Diana the many breasted god.

In 1 Peter 2:2 the since milk of the word are symbolic the milk of the word is basically Peter using an analogy in the natural new born babies cannot handle solid foods just as much as a new believe cannot understand the deep things of God a new believer is required to study the scriptures to grow mature into studying the deep things of God concerning their understanding of scripture Peter is saying that he does not expect believers to remain as they first were when they came to Christ, in contrast to Isaiah 66:12
For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees. 

This is in reference to Israel and the Salvation of the Jews that will occur in the future as the indication is in verse 18 of Issiah 66 "For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory." this scripture or any scripture does not promote the idea of lactation, the glory of the gentiles is Jesus Christ who is our savior to prove the Jews, this scripture has nothing to do with what John Crowder is suggesting here he is over spiritualizing in the context of the passage that has nothing to do with male lactation rather making a whole doctrine that is putting this scripture out of it context.

Album "Toking the ghost" - Mystical Powers

John Crowder "Lord, hear our prayer, Bi-locate us." "Lord, we want bi-location miracles. I wanna show up in multiple places at once." "Make many of me Lord, a clone army of ME!"

What is Bi-location?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilocation


Bilocation, or sometimes multilocation, is an alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located (or appears to be located) in two distinct places at the same time.

The concept has been used in a wide range of historical and philosophical systems, ranging from early Greek philosophy to modern religious stories, occultism and magic.


In the 17th century, persons accused of witchcraft were reported to appear in dreams and visions of witnesses. The trials at Bury St. Edmunds and Salem included this "spectral evidence" against defendants. Matthew Hopkins described the phenomenon in his book The Discovery of Witches.
The English occultist Aleister Crowley was reported by acquaintances to have the ability, even though he said he was not conscious of its happening at the time.[15]
Vladimir Lenin was seen in his Moscow Kremlin office digging through papers in October 1923 while he was critically ill in Gorki.[16] Another mystical story involved Soviet author Yevgeny Petrov served as inspiration for the film Envelope (2012) starring Kevin Spacey. Paranormal author Rodney Davies has written a book on the history of bilocation.[17]

The only person in the Bible who is able to be in multiple places at once is God.

God has his divine attributes for example God is omnipresence. No man or angel can be in two places at a time, only God is capable of such an act, with this common belief is more practiced in the occult and best left alone, it is clearly evident that Roman Catholics have been engaging in occult practices such as Astral Travel and speaking of their experiences with this practice on various websites around the internet..



Album "Toking the ghost" - Baby Jesus (More Blasphemy)
John Crowder says "(Pufff....) Here Ben, have a hit of Baby Jesus (Pufff, Pufff...)"

Apparently Crowder wants to roll the infant Jesus into a blunt and smoke him to get high.... He then proceeds to make toking noises as they pretend to pass around a joint.


John Crowder says "No crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head, we huffed him right up..." "Hit me baby Jesus one more time..." "You can't just read the Word you gotta huff the word. The word must be made flesh. Huff the Baby Jesus."


After listening to much of the Album it does not take much discernment to realize that Crowders brand of Christianity is highly toxic. He spews out enough heretical nonsense to qualify for a cult leader of the year.

Those were just a few examples of statements from his album "Toking the Ghost".

John Crowder says "Faith Does Not Save You" the bible says it does.



 


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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

On the street, 6th December 2014

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God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
. (Philippians 2:9-11)

The Gospel we preach is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The word “Gospel” comes from an Old English word “Godspel” meaning “Good News”.  This word is a compound word made up of two Old English words “God” meaning “Good” and “Spell” meaning (amongst other things) a story or a narrative.  So we declare the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people on the street.
Literally thousands of people passed us by today being given the opportunity to hear the message or accept the offer of a leaflet.

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Some people question the methods that we employ and judge us for not being relevant.  Others call our method into question by stating that we are not being effective.  Whilst, on the surface, this may appear to be true we know from the scriptures that those who preach the Gospel and are involved in evangelism are simply sowing the seed of God’s message to this world that is perishing.  We simply scatter the seed and trust God that it will land on good soil where it will take root and grow, eventually bearing fruit.  Sometimes a seed will be sown into the ground and remain not germinating and starting to grow for a couple of seasons.  So we, also, must wait patiently for a harvest of souls which may not come immediately, but rather in the future.  We may not even witness the harvest in our lifetime, it may come further down the line after years of the person receiving the message.  Many people hear the Gospel but only come to faith years later.  The important thing is that we remain true and faithful to the Great Commission:

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
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Today a few people stopped to speak with members of the team.  One person even approached Miguel as he was preaching in order to ask questions concerning the faith.  Some Spanish people spoke with Amélia.  Although Amélia does not speak Spanish she was able to communicate with them in Portuguese, which is similar to Spanish.

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As usual people would make obscene remarks about God and Jesus Christ.  This is obviously done in order to impress their friends or to get back at God and so justify their lifestyle.  One thing that we need is to be impervious to people’s comments.  Sometimes we can respond to hecklers, especially if we can interject some humour.  Today a group of young men were walking by when one of them shouted out to John that he was, “Talking a load of @*~*!!”  John quickly responded , “No, but that’s what’s coming out of your mouth!” at which his friends burst out laughing at him.

Amélia brought a young man to speak with John.  He identified himself as a Muslim from Iran.  He expressed great interest in learning about Jesus from the Bible.  John recognised that he was trully sincere and not like most of the Muslims that we have encountered, who only want to argue against what we are preaching.  John gave him our contact details and mentioned to him that if he contacted us via email we would be able to send him materials that would explain what the Bible teaches about Jesus Christ.  John also mentioned that he would also try to find some materials in Farsi (the language of Iran).

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It is essential that we pray for God’s help so that we are granted with the wisdom we need in order to speak with the people who stop to speak with us.  We are acutely aware of how weak we truly are and that without Christ we can do nothing, as Jesus said:

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  (John 15:5)

Once again there were two groups of Jehovah’s Witnesses nearby busily handing out copies of their materials in order to proselytise.  Both John and Miguel grabbed to opportunity to exalt the name of Jesus Christ.  The scriptures declare:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11)

what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: (Ephesians 1:19-21)

Later on the team was joined by another brother in the Lord who also preached to the many people that were crowding the busy street.  It is extremely gratifying to be joined by brethren that are

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yielded to the Holy Spirit.  To preach can seem very daunting at first and many are too ashamed to get involved pro-actively in the spreading of the   Gospel.  Often people excuse their unwillingness to testify to Christ by saying that they, “Don’t feel called to preach the Gospel”!  For some reason they think that God will give them a sign from heaven to them specifically that they should be involved.  This is nothing more than an excuse on their part.  God will not give them such a sign because He has already commissioned them.  His commandment to His people was:

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
How clear can God be?  What is it about the word “YE” that they do not understand. Why is it that believers are not taken out of this world when they are saved?  Why is it that He does not translate us straight into Heaven?  There is only one reason for the existence of the Church (of which we are all members), and that is to proclaim the Gospel to the world so that people can receive the opportunity to hear the message of the Gospel and be given the opportunity to believe in Jesus Christ, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?  (Romans 10:13-14)

Now, more than ever, it is important that everyone who is a believer become pro-active in this Great Commission.  The return of Christ is fast approaching and the end is even nearer.  While we have the freedom to spread the Gospel we should use it.  There is absolutely no excuse for disobedience, everyone can do something even if it means they simply pass out leaflets to people.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Doctrine of Intention Examined

The Duty Of Evangelical Christianity.

It is essential that every protestant evangelical who represents the Gospel cannot afford to give any apathy with regards to what Rome represents with regards to its dogma’s, sacraments, interpretative teachings and doctrines in many area’s because it sets to undermine the authority of scripture that comes from God and replacing this with man’s authority even if what Rome teaches even if it is very close to scripture itself containing much error and has leavened its entire system with hypocrisy, it exults tradition in many practical ways in placing its own supremacy over the word of God.

Rome claims infallibility that is mediatorial and imperialistic it represents a theocracy and has its own government that carries a whole lot of implications with regards to faith and salvation, none of its claims can ever be founded or gain any scriptural support with regards to its various teachings, especially when it comes to area’s like the priesthood of its clergy in this you have the Mass to offer Christ as a sacrifice for the absolution of sins, this means that Rome itself is a fundamental and foundational rejection of Jesus Christ who is our only redeemer and upon close examination of the sacraments go on to nullify the Grace of God and Rome forces itself onto the will of the people who Rome is supposed to be responsible for taking a powerful hold over many people’s lives.

It has been the work of those men before me whom have spent their lives in investigating the claims made by Rome for our own benefit often resulting in their own sacrifice throughout history because they rejected even as much as the idolatry committed that the average catholic apologist is so keen to justify and defend.

Studying Rome’s doctrine of justification shows they have separated themselves from the New Testament scriptures and brings with it that human effort is needed for God to accept any sinner this amounts to departing from any truth of the scriptures themselves and would rather demand elegance from the people to the Roman See.

What is the Duty of the Protestant Evangelical Church ?

(Book: Roman Dogma And Scriptural Truth P222) The first duty of Protestants, as it seems to me, is TO AWAKE FROM APATHY, WHICH SO WIDELY PREVAILS AMONG THEM, TO THE PERIL OF ROMISH AGRESSION. Let us frankly acknowledge the fact that there exists a deplorable amount of indifference to this peril in our protestant churches today. It is a menace, however, which is no imaginary danger, existing only in the fears and hatreds of sectarian zeal, but a formidable reality. The conquest of England and Scotland for the Pope is, let me repeat, one of the dearest aims of the Roman Church, an aim to which her energies have been solemnly dedicated for over sixty years, and which is being prosecuted with the most intense devotion and inspired by special liturgical services.

In May 1869 the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Britain ordered that public as well as private prayers and intercessions should be offered up constantly to God for the conversion of England, and that the exposition and benediction if the blessed sacrament on the second Sunday of every month should be for this intention.



It for the reasons mentioned above that this should remain the duty of every evangelical to make sure that the Yoke of Rome remains broken our constant war is not against Catholics but the system that has so many under the yoke of Rome, this is the system that we continue to war against because of Rome’s direct assault and its testimony against the scriptures themselves, we must teach and train our youth in guarding them as Rome has done with their youth against so called contamination from the separated brethren and its influences, it duty of the non-Catholic evangelical church to give the world our example of scriptural living as at the moment the world is more focused on what Rome does, demonstrating why Rome is at fault and encouraging people to look to the scriptural Gospel as the only power of God that leads to salvation and not one that claims the authority of Tradition etc.

https://archive.org/stream/cihm_72104#page/n5/mode/2up



What is the Doctrine of Intention?

The doctrine of intention is one of the most important subjects in Roman Catholicism, one document states it is that the priest in performing his sacred duties should have the intention in doing what the Church has ordered. That is, that he should have in his mind fixed upon the particular work in which he is engaged, considering the serious character of the sacraments and discharging his office with the due solemnity. It is, that he is not to imagine himself simply performing an outward act, but exercising a sacred function for the spiritual benefit of the recipient, and consequently that he should with all sincerity really intend to do everything that is required.


These objects may be considered very excellent and be regarded as evidence of the anxiety of the Church to promote the spiritual welfare of her children; this doctrine was referred to and favourably considered in the Council of Constance held in 1415, and also in the Council of Florence, A.D., 1438 but was more definitely decided and settled as a decree of the Church in the Council of Trent which commenced in 1545.

The Cannon Law was given by the Council of Trent in this regard that said CANON XI.-If any one saith, that, in ministers, when they effect, and confer the sacraments, there is not required the intention at least of doing what the Church does; let him be anathema.


This doctrine embraces all the seven sacraments without the required intention on part of the priests each one is null and void and the recipients receive none of the spiritual benefits.


Is the Doctrine of Intention Biblical?

(Book: Our Brief Against Rome p118)

This Doctrine of ‘Intention’ is derived from the words in Canon XI. Of the seventh session of the Council of Trent, which concerned the due efficacy of the Sacraments If any one saith, that, in ministers, when they effect, and confer the sacraments, there is not required the intention at least of doing what the Church does; let him be anathema.  But the 12th Canon which follows teaches that ministers, even in mortal sin, provided they observe all things essential to a Sacrament, do really and truly confer the Sacrament.

In fact there is the greatest possible confusion of thought and contradiction of language among Roman writers concerning this doctrine of intention. Some follow the learned Cardinal Bellarmine, who says: ‘No one can be certain, with the certainty of faith, that he receives a true Sacrament, because the Sacrament cannot be valid without the intention of the minister, and no man can see another’s intention.’

If this be the case, no priest can be sure that he is a priest, not even the Pope himself. No one can be sure of absolution at the confessional, or that the requiem mass offered for the repose of a soul is genuine, or indeed that any mass whatever has any value; for a true consecration can, according to the Roman theory, only be effected by a rightly ordained priest.

Other Roman writers, as in the Catholic Dictionary, minimise the doctrine, and reduce it to almost nothing. Thus a Roman writer of authority says: ‘The priest need not intend to produce the effect of the Sacrament or to perform the rite of the Church as a Sacrament, or to do what the Catholic and Roman Church does; it is enough that he intends in some general way to do what the Church does, whatever his notion about the Church, the Sacrament, its effect and object may be.’

Others again say that ‘the serious performance of the exterior rite is all that is required.’



The whole matter is at present in the greatest uncertainty. Yet the infallible voice of the Pope will not speak Ex Cathedra (pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible), and remove the painful confusion which no prevails. The reason for this may be found in the fact that the Doctrine of Intention places a convenient weapon in the hands of the priesthood. Under it the laity must remain for ever in a state of dependence upon their clergy.

A question was asked in the Book Modern Romanism examined P298

Is it true that the Doctrine of Intention taught by the Church of Rome has at any time invaded the sacraments and orders as administered by that Church?

It is not difficult to know why the Church invented the doctrine, nor has the “living voice” determined what degree of intention is required in her Sacraments. Some think it was adopted as a counterpoise to the doctrine of the ex opera operato, i.e. sacramental efficacy “through the mere act performed,” and so to secure a certain amount of faith and reality on the part of all concerned in the use and administration of the sacraments. The language of the 11th canon (Sess. Vii. Council of Trent) is very elastic: “If any one saith that in ministers, when they effect and confer the sacraments, there is not required for the intention of at least doing in what the Church does, let him be anathema.”

Its proposal was strongly opposed by the Bishop of Minori, who was at present at the Council: “The bishop thought they ought to consider what grief of mind it would occasion a father of tender feeling towards a dying son, if it occurred to him to doubt the intention of the priest who was baptizing his child,” setting forth also the effect of a baptism without intention as invalidating the confirmation, communion, and ordination of the child if he should become a man, a priest, and a bishop, with all rites which such a bishop might perform. This is more than a possible result, considering the multitude of priests and bishops, and the skeptical and immoral characters which have been numbered amongst them. Hence, Roman theologians have given the dogma very different interpretations, some maintaining a great reality in the doctrine, and others reducing it to a nonentity. Thus some have maintained that the intention to perform the external ceremony suffices, but Pope Alexander VIII. Condemned this opinion in 1680. This casts doubt of all absolution, which many theologians admit, but they are unable to rectify; and reply to the argument that it is contrary to Divine Justice that patient sinners or helpless infants should “be dammed through the malice of a priest,” Farraris can merely say “that they are damned for their sin, actual or original; God has duly provided the means for their salvation, and is not bound, even if He could, to prevent the malice of His minister.”

It is the Church of Rome that considers that an intention has to be on the part of the Priest to administer the sacrament whether it is according to tradition of the church this is necessary for the sacrament’s to be effective in this there is no distinction whether the intention is internal or external a minister has to be convinced in his own mind otherwise this so-called sacred act cannot be accomplished.

The problem with ritualism it removes the whole believe in the sufficiency of God’s Grace alone is enough to justify us through the blood of Christ that had been shed already and after this Christ sacrifice is not ever continuing, nothing we can ever do be it by the deed of penance can ever grant us God’s forgiveness because in this system forgiveness of temporal sins can never be assured, the bible says all sin is forgiven upon believing that Christ death on the cross alone is sufficient for salvation that we remember him by what he did on the cross by seeing what the bread and wine represents in memorial only.

It is biblical to say that any Roman Catholic who claims to love the Catholic Jesus and holds to believe in the official catholic teaching with regard to salvation the scriptures would testify that it would say that person has not received salvation as the official RCC position on the Gospel is contrary to scripture as a whole would invalidate any of Rome’s claims to Apostolic teaching.

The Bible teaches is it is only by Christ alone that saves and it is by his sacrifice alone that purifies us and makes us righteous and it is by faith alone we are made right with God, not in anything we do.

Miguel Hayworth

30/11/14     






(Book: Roman Dogma And Scriptural Truth P222)
The first duty of Protestants, as it seems to me, is TO AWAKE FROM APATHY, WHICH SO WIDELY PREVAILS AMONG THEM, TO THE PERIL OF ROMISH AGRESSION. Let us frankly acknowledge the fact that there exists a deplorable amount of indifference to this peril in our protestant churches today. It is a menace, however, which is no imaginary danger, existing only in the fears and hatreds of sectarian zeal, but a formidable reality. The conquest of England and Scotland for the Pope is, let me repeat, one of the dearest aims of the Roman Church, an aim to which here energies have been solemnly dedicated for over sixty years, and which is being prosecuted with the most intense devotion and inspired by special liturgical services.

In May 1869 the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Britain ordered that public as well as private prayers and intercessions should be offered up constantly to God for the conversion of England, and that the exposition and benediction if the blessed sacrament on the second Sunday of every month should be for this intention.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Beware of false acusers such as Helga Hickman

One of the biggest controversy's in our time is replacement theology, this has been something I have often come across upon my rejection of it, but because I reject covenant theology or hyperdispensationalism and expressing that I am not in agreement with Helga Hickman, I am accused of bad mouthing her as this is false as well as promoting two gospels, this individual published a knee jerk reaction, Helga is pernicious and for some reason has it in her mind that she has used by her imagination and convinced herself by posted her conclusion of me recently on a blog I guess to make her feel better as she had been seeking attention for her self and so I am called a cowardly fool by Helga some one who states such directly she does not have the fruit of the spirit and she is acting contrary to Matthew 5:22 "and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell." of course everything I write here will be rejected by Helga, it is unfortunate that some one who claims to be evangelical can be maniacal and malignant.

http://rainhadocanto10-evangelicalchristian.blogspot.co.uk/

This individual states

I find it amazing, how it is, that some will box God into exercising His will as they purpose it! Sadly, some of these call themselves "preachers," and advise against any who promote the two gospels! I keep running into one such wolf-in-sheep's clothing, time and again, a Miguel Hayworth, who badmouths me, to boot! I am truly flattered! I, surely, must be doing things right! I have never had contact with the cowardly fool, who does so behind my back, while it is he has blocked me!! Thus, I don't get to see his spewed "wisdom!" It, surely, does not take a sage to put two and two together, and come to realize THERE IS A REASON WHY PAUL IS CONSTANTLY REFERRING TO HIS GOSPEL, AS "MY GOSPEL," and not anyone else's, to the point he direly admonishes: In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL. Romans 2:16 (King James Bible)


We know from scripture it is always best to avoid speaking to contentious women Prov 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

The Bible states in Prov 25:24 for a good reason to, if anything I try to avoid getting into debates when I can with brawling women, Helga does not hold to the same eschatology that I do and her speculation on end time events or her hyperdispensentionalism she believes is essential for salvation.

When speaking to Helga and reading her responses esp to others, she has shown very little grace, love and meekness, but would resort badmouthing and backbiting in name calling other people such mentally retarded etc and then writing accusations even showing herself to be crass, Helga is well worth avoiding.

What is it that I hold to, I believe in the one Gospel, this is the same gospel for both Jews and Gentiles,  that Salvation is open for all men is through Jesus alone, the Bible teaches us that we gentiles in Christ who are the wild branches are included in the commonwealth of Israel through being grafted in, Romans 11:24, Ephesians 2:11 it is in Christ that we are reconciled to the Jews and it is through Christ we are not longer excluded from the
"citizenship in Israel and we are no longer foreigners to the covenants of the promise" it is because of Christ we have been included in the blessings that come through Israel, we have not replaced or superseded Israel, nor do I hold to expansion theology that Israel has been extended, nor am I speaking in favor of Covenant Theology (this is not the same as replacement theology that others accuse dispensationalists who often accuse people who believe in such as rejecting the jews),  Covenant Theology teaches that God has made a new covenant through Christ making Abraham covenant God made with the Jews redundant, making the land of Israel irrelevant, this is not a view I hold to, nor do I hold to the Church being spiritual Israel as the Bible has no such teaching, what I do believe is that psychical Israel will be saved in the future as taught in Romans 11:26, it is my belief that Romans 11:26 has nothing to do with the Church this is specifically speaking about the restoration of Israel after the tribulation period and the salvation of the 144,000 jews, Isaiah 59:20-21, 27:9 and Zech 13:8-9 as does Isaiah 10:20-23 goes into this.

Just as much as it is the same Gospel that God has included Gentiles in to his plan of salvation that through the sacrific of Christ through his blood covenant our sins were cleansed, we are included in the citizenship of Israel and recognized by God because Christ has made a way for us, before Christ gentiles were not accepted into the promise of his blessing he gave to his people through Abraham and Gods plan for all men the Gospel was for the jews because we had no such law, but now Christ has made a way for us as it is the same with the Jews because they received the condemnation because of the law, but Jesus reconciled them through the offering of his atonement in Luke 22:20 the Bible shows it this example because of what he did, this is for both jews and gentiles that we are included into a new covenant of his blood, "Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you." demonstrating this is about covenantal law and not the Abrahamic covenants bringing us into a new law called the law of life found in Romans 8.

Mike Openhiemer states:


"Many transfer the promises and the covenants of Israel to the Church, but there is absolutely no reason to do this. The Church is not spiritual Israel. Look  up this phrase; you’ll never find the term or concept in the Bible. There are only two verses that are used to validate this view, both are unsupported when they are read in their full context.

There was no Church in the Old Testament because there was no incarnation, no revelation of the Son, nor his sacrifice that broke down the middle wall of partition that separated the Jews from the Gentiles (Eph.2:14). For the Church is made up of both believing Jews and Gentiles, not so for Israel.

Gal.3:29 says that those who belong to Christ are Abraham’s seed. The seed of Abraham does not mean one is Israel. It means those who are justified by faith are spiritual descendants of Abraham but this does not make them descendants of Jacob, who is Israel. They partake in the spiritual blessings that come through Israel. While there are two different groups of people who can be descendants of Abraham one of which is the Arabs, they do not share in the promises of Jacob. Only Israel is descended from the physical posterity of Jacob.  God had specially promised to Israel salvation and the believing Jews received it through the gospel.  But Paul explains that not all the natural descendants of Jacob were embraced in this “Israel;” for that “they are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (Rom. 9:6).  As Paul already declared in an earlier chapter: “He is not a Jew,  which is one outwardly; but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly” (Rom. 2:28, 29). The seed which is Israel is from Jacob and the apostle and other writers make a clear distinction between this and Abraham’s seed.

“But they have not all obeyed the gospel” ( Rom. 10:16).  They have not all responded to God’s call to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.  This is foretold by Isaiah, who is quoted by Paul in Rom. 9:27; that only a  remnant of the natural descendants of Jacob would obtain the salvation of God.   “Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the remnant hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded” (Rom. 11:7). 



Gal. 3:7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham." Being a son of Abraham does not make one a Jew, being a son of Jacob does, so a gentile can be a son of Abraham. But Jew’s are a son of Abraham and of Jacob.


As Paul stated in Rom. 4:11-16, the children of Abraham, are those who have the faith of Abraham, whether by their natural birth they were Jews or Gentiles.  This is detailed in Galatians 3 and 4;
Gal. 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus both Jews and Gentiles are spiritual brethren in the body of Christ.” The apostle says, to Gentile believers: “And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Gal. 3:29). So those who accept the Gospel both Jews and Gentiles are of Abraham's seed, but only those who are physically Israel are from Jacobs seed. 

The other verse is Gal.6:16 where Paul is addressing both believing Jews and Gentiles in the church As many as walk according to this rule (Gentile believers) and upon the Israel of God. This can be made clear by the preceding verses v.12-13 where Paul is tackling the topic of circumcision and the Jews influence to have the gentiles circumcised. He then tells us the mandatory rite of the Abrahamic covenant is not applicable to the believer but it is the cross that is necessary to make a new creation. In its context this term means Jews who are believers, who believe salvation is by faith in Christ contrary to what the Judaizer's were teaching that the law was needed also. Those (Jews) who obey this are the Israel of God (the remnant). Paul also addresses this in Rom.9:6-8 that there are two Israel's, one that consists of Jews and the elect, the true Israel which are the physical posterity and also have the faith of Abraham, they are the Israel of God mentioned in Gal.6. As Paul states, for they are not all Israel who are of Israel (Rom.9:6). There is also Israel after the flesh found in 1 Cor.10:18. The Church is never called spiritual Israel or is a new Israel replacing the old. Nor does it say believers become Jews. Both gentiles and Jews participate together in the New Covenant. as Eph. 2 addresses the middle wall of partition being broken down and God making a new entity. The church is neither Jew or Gentile but consists of both. The two put together make one new man,” a third entity that is not Israel nor gentile. The word Israel is used 73 times in the New Testament, not once is it used for the Church.


Romans 2:28-29, For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God. Notice that the whole chapter is addressing the Jews. Within Paul’s theme of the book of Romans he addresses mankind that can be outlined in 3 portions. The whole world is under condemnation of sin1:18-3:30; then he addresses the Gentiles 1:18-2:16; He addresses the Jews 2:17-3:20.

According to Paul’s specific aim in this portion of the letter, not all the descendants from Jacob are Israel; as he states on 9:6 They are not all Israel who are Israel. Not all who are named Jews are truly Jews, the true Israel of God (the Jews) are those who believe in the Messiah. Rom.2:17- 20 starts with the greater responsibility the Jews have. He points to the law that was not given to the Gentiles but the nation of Israel, and they have the responsibility of knowing God.

It never says anything about a gentile being a spiritual Jew but is explaining that one is really Jewish not by the keeping of the law, but having a born again experience and following the Messiah. Paul is directing the teaching of the promised new covenant specifically to the Jews who believe, although the Gentiles are included. Paul is not teaching Gentiles become spiritual Jews but not all Jews are true Jews. There are Jews who believe and the Jews who are in unbelief. Just as it is put in other areas of a remnant among Israel, the true believers and a non-remnant, believing Israel as the Israel of God.

A believing Gentile becomes a spiritual son of Abraham which is an inheritor of the spiritual blessings God promised to the Jews, they are grafted into the covenant he made with Israel.
As for Israel, the Jews, Jer.30:18, 31:8 Behold I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the ends of the earth.
 
Isa.43:5 I will bring your descendants from the east and gather you from the west...
It is a nation that is being gathered today for the tribulation in their original homeland Israel, they are gathered first in unbelief until that fateful day where in Romans 11 Paul says they will all be saved, after the fullness of the gentiles has come in. The Church (made up of both Jews and Gentiles) and is dealt with differently than the nation of Israel, God obviously has a different plan for both."


 
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For Helga to state that I have two gospels is false, I do not hold to covenant theology, supersessionalism or replacement theology I believe in, in Helga's promotion of Cornelius R. Stam who is an ultradispensationist he teaches that the church began with the conversion of Paul in Acts 9 it has been explained that Ultra Dispensationists have differing views, Helga is an ultradispensationist and believes that the great commission in the Gospels is Jewish and not for the church this teaching is contrary to (1 John 2:3-5; Matt. 7:24-27; James 1:22; Rom.2:13; John 14:15). It is clear that Helga contradicts scripture on these accounts this can been called heretical.

I do not agree with Helga's promotion of Cornelius R. Stam's who teaches that the church began at Acts 9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperdispensationalism

There is no scriptural support for this Cornelius view scripture does not teach the church started with Paul, infact we read the church began in ACTS 2 on the day of Pentecost as well as in Acts 7:28 Stam ignores earlier scriptures this shows it is clearly not the case.
Hyperdispensationalism aka ultra-dispensationalism has already been exposed as dangerous teaching as there are many forms of differing beliefs in the ultra-dispensationalist camp.

I would not raleigh upon Helga's ability to give any correct form of teaching as Helga has written about me publicly on her blog it has led me with no real choice but to send a clear warning advising people to stay clear of this woman either by e-mail or Facebook.

My prayer is that Helga will repent of this sin and that she retracts her false doctrine.

Miguel Hayworth