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Old 01-31-2014, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Katzpur View Post
Good grief! You say that like it's a dreaded disease.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:31 PM
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I'm a recovering heathen

Jesus told us how to pray and it's called the Lord's Prayer. In reality it's less about how to pray and more about how not to pray. Keep Him in your thoughts, on your lips, and in your heart.

Lord please help me help my stupid self.... He is.

...just sayin'
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:59 PM
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All throughout the Bible, it talks about a very limited access to God. In the Old Testament, The High Priest who was of the Levitical Priesthood after the Order of Aaron would present a sinless animal sacrifice meeting specific criteria for God. The Levitical Priesthood was discontinued at the renting of the garments of Ciaphas during the trial of JESUS as it was commanded for the High Priest never to do so in the Levitical Law. The Levitical Priesthood from that moment is history never to be repeated.

In the New Testament, The High Priest IS JESUS Christ after the everlasting Order of Melchizedek. The book of Hebrews makes it clear as well as many other places that Jesus is currently sitting at the "right hand" (symbolizing the POWER and AUTHORITY of God) making intercession for those that come to God by Him. He makes it clear that His covenant is in the BLOOD.

The only thing acceptable to God is to come to Him in the way that He has established. No one can approach God without the shedding of innocent blood of His Son for their sins sake. The offense of the gospel is that sinful Man CAN DO NOTHING to save themselves. The only thing we can do is accept Christ's suffering and death as perfect atonement for our sins coming to God guilty asking for forgiveness. He will freely forgive those that humble themselves before Him receiving Christ into their lives as Savior and Lord.. Because GOD is Good.

We are not good.. We are evil.. And this is also an offense of the gospel message. But it is true.. We all deserve Hell.. Only forgiveness through THE BLOOD of the innocent Messiah Jesus will be acceptable before a Holy God.

The Levitical System has been abolished. We embrace a new relationship with God through Christ directly.. This is one of many errors I believe of the Catholic church.
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