Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

5th April
2010
written by Cullen Webb

Okay, my last post wasn’t very clear. I’m gonna have to re-write it just as soon as it isn’t 11:00 at night.

I guess it’s a lot easier to write about something you dislike or hate than it is to write about something you do like. It’s like explaining why you hate vanilla ice-cream compared to explaining why you like Blue Moon ice-cream.

And I still haven’t responded to Albert yet. Sorry dude. The 11:00 thing is keeping me from that right now.

My family is leaving at 7:00 in the morning to go work on our new home. Our house sold a few weeks ago, and we’ve been busy getting the place at our grandmas ready to move in. So a bunch of guys from the youth-group will be getting up at an un-natural time to help us out.

I’m sure you don’t want to hear a bunch of random nonsense from a random guy who lives a random life.
So here is a video that I found refreshing.

God bless, and please forgive my grumpiness,
Cullen Webb

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3rd March
2010
written by Cullen Webb

I mean no disrespect to the Catholics who may end up reading this. But I simply cannot take your tradition seriously. I have examined scripture, and have found them to be both pointless and contradictory to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

For example, your near divination of Mary

Take a look at this verse in which Jesus rebukes a woman who praised Mary:

Luke 11:27-28
“And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed [is] the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Obviously Christ did not see any need to praise his Mother more than any other.

Sainthood

From what I understand, you must perform various miracles and be dead, among other things, to be considered a Saint among the Catholics.

Let us look at another scripture verse regarding Sainthood:

1 Corinthians 1:2
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:”

They’re not dead and there are no miracles to speak of. Why are they regarded as Saints? Because they are sanctified in Jesus Christ.

If that’s not enough for you, here’s another one.

Ephesians 2:19
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”

Ephesians has another troubling opposition to Catholics.

Jesus Christ is the mediator

I quoted Ephesians 2:19, but lets step back a little bit and read what else it has to offer:

Ephesians 2:18
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”

Stop praying to the Saints! Jesus Christ is the only mediator between us and God. Don’t you remember when Saul tried to speak to the prophet Samuel after he had passed away? Was he not rebuked and met with a demon?

Confession

Ephesians 2:8
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Catholics have tried to earn their salvation in a number of ways, including “hail Marys.” Salvation is not for your to earn, but for God to give. Only through his Son Jesus Christ can you be saved.

And no, you are not supposed to confess to a Priest. Look throughout scripture, you will find that the man of God convicts the sinner, and the sinner repents to God.

David for example. He did no apologize to the Prophet who revealed the sin in his life, but rather he fell before God almighty and begged forgiveness.

Here is an account of a dedicated Catholic during confession:

“He told me I was absolved of my sins, and to go in peace.

I stared at him for a moment. “That’s it? Don’t I have to say Hail Marys? Our Fathers? The Creed? The Rosary? Anything?”

He laughed at me and told me to go do a good deed or something.”

The Priest told Her to “do a good deed or something.” How can I take that seriously? How can they argue that as scriptural? The rest of the story can be read here: http://caity.nu/musings/he-laughed-at-my-sins

There are too many holes and contradiction in Catholicism for me to offer any respect.

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1st February
2010
written by Cullen Webb

A few days ago I had an experience so common that most of you have had it happen at least once. I opened my door to find 2 well dressed individuals with a pamphlet they wanted me to read. They were Jehovah’s Witnesses.

I want to take a look at their pamphlet and their most notorious doctrines, and compare them with scripture.

#1 – The divinity of Jesus Christ

This is the doctrine they are most known for. They believe that Jesus Christ is not in any way of divine origin. In fact, they believe that he is Michael the Arch Angel.

They teach that in the beginning, he ruled from Heaven as Michael. Later he was born of a virgin, fully and 100% man. He was not the Christ until after his baptism.

After his death, God destroyed his body and recreated him as Michael. Now fully angel, he will never be seen visibly on earth again. In fact, only 140,000 faithful Jehovah’s Witnesses will ever see him again. The rest will be ruled over by the 140,000.

The primary defense for his mortality, is that we are all “Children of God,” and therefore he was no different than we are.

However, we must look at some scripture.

John 1:14
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Jesus Christ is again referred to as the ONLY begotten of the Father in verse 18:

“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].”


There we have a very clear description of Jesus Christ. It says he is of the bosom of the Father. This is a big thing when compared to our place in existence.

We must also realize that if Jesus Christ was indeed fully man, it would have been impossible for him to remain sinless. For we are all sinful by nature.

Genesis 8:21
“…for the imagination of man’s heart [is] evil from his youth…”

#2 – The Age of the Earth / Judgment “day”

Something that truly disturbed me was the irreverence for scripture. While reading their pamphlet I saw several references to the idea that scripture is inaccurate if we believe the time line literally. The day-age theory is deeply rooted in their teachings.

For example, it took many thousands of years for God to create the earth. And Judgment day is really thousands of years long.

Let us look at one of my favorite scripture verses:

Proverbs 30:6
“Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

Ouch. I don’t think God likes it when we accuse him of being incapable of telling time, or preserving his word.

#3 – The Cross

It is a well enforced belief that Jesus Christ did not die on a cross. But rather a pole. If fact, the cross is seen as a symbol worshiped by us “pagans.”

I cannot help but wonder, “who cares?” It has nothing to do with the wood that he hung on, or the metal that pierced him. It has everything to do with his blood.

I do not understand how people can serve a religion or cult that is so scriptural illiterate as this, yet consider themselves followers of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for reading. Be sure to add any of your thoughts in the comment section.

-Cullen Webb

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1st October
2009
written by Cullen Webb

Here it is. The new video.

Dispite its name, there are no prophets speaking in it like ”The Passion Promise.” The prophecy is that of Jesus Christ, fullfilled 2,000 years ago.

He is more than the reason of the season. He is the reason for everything and for always.

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Thank you for your support everybody.

Prayers,
                 Cullen Webb

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9th August
2009
written by Cullen Webb

What. The. Heck.
I read the following on a church website:

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The New Church, based on the Old and New Testaments, and the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, teaches how Jesus saves, consistent with our knowledge of a loving God.
God desires for us all to go to heaven. He doesn’t judge us, or condemn evildoers to hell. Those who choose evil condemn themselves to hell by choosing to withdraw from the Lord’s love and mercy. The Lord God Jesus Christ saved us by showing us how to live our lives. His entire life on earth was about overcoming evils and temptations, and his death was the conclusion of that struggle. Just as we are faced with evils and temptations in our lives, Jesus struggled against those same temptations as a human. In overcoming them, He taught us the way to live.
We are saved when we open ourselves to the Lord and his love, and draw nearer to the Lord; and we do that by living our lives loving him. What does that mean? It means obeying his commandments (avoiding evil), being of use and loving others. We may have been taught that believing in the Lord is enough to save. But belief (or faith) without actively living that faith is not truly believing. Certainly, we cannot earn our way to heaven by our works. But we only truly believe or have faith when we actively work to do God’s will. Love (or charity) must be united with faith in order for either to be real.

Jesus saved us, not through his death, but through his life. He overcame evil and restored a sense of balance in the world, leaving us in freedom to choose good or evil. He taught us how we should live our lives; in fact he showed us how to do it. It is only by so doing that we can be truly happy. When we die, we continue to make these choices, which determines whether we live in heaven loving God and doing his will, or turn away from him to hell. Jesus set the stage so that we are free to choose. We must do our part to choose good, which will draw us closer to the Divine. This is how Jesus saves.

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I highlighted the special parts.

Not a word of repentance. Not a word of Righteousness. Not a single word from scripture. How dare they.

To say that we are saved by Christ’s life, not his death, is pure ignorance. Pure Blasphemy.
To say God does not send sinners to Hell, is equally so.

Christ was the Lamb SENT to be slain. He came die, not live.

There seams to be a huge misconception about Hell. Let me tell you something:
Heaven is heaven because God is there.
Hell is hell because God is there.

People think Hell is total absence of God, when in reality, it is a place for him to literaly torment for all eternity. Satan is not in control, and the fire comes straight from God almighty.

I may sound like a religious fruit cake. but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Show me a single scripture verse about Gods love, and I will show you ten about his wrath. Jesus Christ spoke more about hell than he did about heaven.

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
(John 3:36)

See it for yourself:
http://www.newchurch.org/beliefs/articles/how-does-jesus-really-save.html?gclid=CJiBzIOAmJwCFQMNDQoduzy2fA

Contact the church, let them know what you think. But please be respectful.
This website is the perfect picture of the apostasy.

-Cullen

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25th May
2009
written by Cullen Webb

Sent out via www.RevivalSchool.com newsletter.

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More GREAT QUOTES from LEONARD RAVENHILL
“Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.”

“Testimonies are wonderful. But, so often our lives don’t fit our
testimonies.”

[Concerning one of the new "movements" in the church that was
causing a stir among Christians:] “There’s also a stir when the
circus comes to town.”

“My main ambition in life is to be on the Devil’s most wanted list.”

“You can’t develop character by reading books. You develop it
from conflict.”

“When there’s something in the Bible that churches don’t like,
they call it: legalism.’”

“Our seminaries today are turning out dead men.”

“How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don’t even
have the strength to turn off your TV?”

“Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was
performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was
being stoned to death.”

“If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there’s
something wrong!”

[Concerning the fixation that today's church has with numbers,
with growth at any price:] “The church has paid a terrible price for
statistics!”

“You can have all of your doctrines right, yet still not have the
presence of God.”

“Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But
do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me,
saying, ‘Leonard, you took Me too seriously?”

“If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach
today, He would never have been crucified.”

“If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way
excuse us for not following Christ.”

We try organizing – we should try agonizing.

If a man will stand before God he will never kneel before men.

‘”I have nothing and possess all things.”… The church today has
everything yet possesses nothing.’

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15th April
2009
written by Cullen Webb

Do you consider yourself to be a christian?

If yes, do you think of yourself as saved? If so, from what?
The only answer I have ever gotten to this question has been “I’m saved from hell.”
Jesus Christ, did not lay his life down so we wouldn’t go to hell. That is not why he came. If that were the case, all he did was spare a few lambs from being sacrificed.

To explain myself, I want to ask you a few more questions.

1. Are you saved from lust?
2. Are you saved from bitterness?
3. Are you saved from dishonesty?
4. Are you saved from anger?
5. Are you saved from pride?
6. Are you saved from rebellion against your parants?

If you are not saved from these, you are not saved from hell.
Christ came to FREE us from our sins. Not to get us to heaven despite them.

Make sense?

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20th December
2008
written by Cullen Webb

My brother is in the other room. He has been asked to speak at his church for the Christmas eve service, and you can tell its causing him to sweat :)

But I think hes on to something. His title for his message is “The beginning of the fulfillment of a promise.”
So many people look at Christmas as if it is what brought salvation, like the end of the story. This is so much less exciting than the truth.

To live was his last priority. To die was his first.

This Christmas, take time to realize, that we have been influenced by a secular society. Gifts, Cards, Tree’s, and candy have their place, yes. But what is the prime-product of the season?
I daresay that Santa may not even be the only thing in the way. Maybe even the cute baby Jesus in the manger, has caused us to forget about the blood stained, heart heavy, man of sorrows that took our judgment.

Have I devoted this time of year to the frenzy of x-mas? I cannot say that I have been as devout as I should have been. And I will not excuse myself. I owe Christ more than that.

I wish you a merry, and God blessed Christmas.
-Cullen Webb

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