James A Eichenlaub
YES! I KNOW!
Just another diatribe, too long, not worth reading.
Well, it is worth reading and very strongly considering if you wish to honor and follow the one that offers us salvation, Jesus Christ.
In and around 325CE, the Roman antichrist stole and corrupted the Christian religion, enforcing ritual and blind obedience through dogma and coercion. Consequently, all faiths that call themselves Christian are polluted in various ways by this catholic (universal) doctrine.
Through its hierarchy of cardinals, bishops, and so forth, where the Pope sits on the shoulders of every major leader that claims Christianity as a foundation for its people, this very same harlot (Catholicism) is described in the Bible book of Revelation as the one that commits fornication with the rulers of the world; disgusting in the sight of God; the ANTICHRIST.
In light of this, one need not wonder that the followers of such corruption view it as a magic show. This lie, concocted by none other than the penultimate corrupter, Satan, permeates the minds and hearts of its followers to such a degree that they will believe anything and at the same time, in their ignorance, reject the very "Word of God" they falsely claim to follow.
The Murder and Defamation of Christ
The Romans, the murderers of Christ, established pseudo intercessors called saints to misdirect and confuse the masses. Like so many pagan beliefs that roll beads through their fingers and carry effigies of idols and satanic symbols as they repeat what they call "The Lord's Prayer," as though it was some talisman that wards off evil; all the while ignoring Jesus' words, "No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6,
The disgusting practice of bowing before the representation of a tortured and murdered man who wears a crown of thorns is nailed to the Tau of Satan as one defeated instead of glorified. An image of a defeated man with flowing locks of hair! A representation that brings Joy to Satan's heart, rather than honoring the REIGNING KING, Jesus Christ, whom Satan fears and by whom will be defeated.
This further defamation of Jesus Christ in such images; the long, flowing hair of a woman put on his head, something the Bible refers to as "a shame to a man." (1 Corinthians 11:14)
Our Creator, God, Jehovah, Elohim, the Only God, does not perform magic tricks, and there is nothing you can hold in your hand, carry in your pocket, or wear around your neck that will bring you His love and protection. Such idols and other false representations of God and Christ violate the second commandment. (Exodus 20:4,5) (Deuteronomy 5:8,9)
HOW TO PRAY (IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE)
In Matthew chapter 6 and Luke chapter 12, Jesus explained the proper way to approach The Only God and how to pray unselfishly by putting first and foremost the glorifying of God's name so that all will know to whom it is they owe their existence. (YHWH...Jehovah, in our language. A name that the Jews unreasoningly removed from many of their texts due to the third commandment. Exodus 20:7 / Deut. 5:11)
Secondly, and again most important to ask that the will of The Only God, as it is done in heaven, be also done here upon Earth.
Only after this should we pay attention to ourselves and our needs, including others. We also ask for forgiveness of our sins because we always forgive others their shortcomings in the same fashion as we want ours forgiven by Jehovah.
Jesus said, "6 But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." (Matthew 6:6) Not by saying "Hail Mary" or "The Lord's Prayer" repeatedly in the fashion of the pagans "who feel that by their use of many words they will have a hearing." (Matthew 6:7,8)
The World At The Time Of The Flood
Think about it! I IS POSSIBLE for billions of others to be wrong! Jesus told his disciples, "Just as the days of Noah were, so will the coming of the Son of Man be..." (Matthew 24:37)
At the time of THE FLOOD, out of ALL THE POPULATION OF EARTH, only EIGHT PEOPLE were correctly worshiping God. Only eight people were rescued. And so, if you follow the crowd that feels "everybody can't be wrong," think about these things.