At this time of year drinking was always the norm in our home my stepfather was not a drinker he seen what it had done to his own father.
Every new year my family would go over to my Uncle’s who was my stepmother’s Brother-in-law. He was a big deal at his church he had statues of Mary in the Bathtub and St. Francis and St. Thomas plaster figures that always had a fresh paint job. He would have a new picture of the Pope like we changed pictures of our President in federal buildings only in America we did it more often than they did.
They had a little knowledge of what Jesus did, unfortunately, they did not know HIM, to them everything was permissible including the things the new testament saints condemned.
That’s what made America great no one was trying to play G-d and we started America by honoring HIM.
That was the greatest thing about this country no elite ruling class but a nation by the people. So we thought, little did anyone realize the CIA was protecting the interest of the Roman Church not the people beneath the Roman church and certainly not the Protestants like Germany who served Jesus America was the next target of stifling the true word of G-d.
He was very successful in the wallpaper painting business and always did up Christmas big time. On New Year’s Eve we would head over to his home where he had a fully stocked bar. The drinks were free and everybody did, except the kids of course. We were just learning from our role models how to handle life, language was ugly and did not improve over time.
Mom always got out of control and some would laugh at her odd behavior while no one had any wisdom to give her. Their Jesus loved to party and he did not give good life advice. In fact, when I was in the homeless ministry I noticed most of them had the same problem, all said they were baptized as babies and on their way to the promised land all of them drank and lived like the devil would want them too.
They had no power in their lives because they never found Jesus thanks to the priesthood Jesus came to end.
My Jesus HE died to set men free from bondage especially to the priesthood of false gods. He hated idolatry because HIS Father hated it as well. When Jesus cried out it was finished we no longer needed to fear death or the priesthood who used it to control people rather than set people free it has a lot to do with money which corrupts them.
Those who like sin love the Catholic Jesus it is Father who does not like him he does not reveal victory.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (11) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Verse 11 says one can change under the power of Jesus a power clearly many Catholics do not have. If you take the word Alcoholic and place a cross in it you get all the letters to spell Catholic with a leftover say it loud “O” and just as loud “L” which sounds like were many are headed.
The second commandment reads
Exodus 20:4-5 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (5) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
In the Catholic Church, this commandment is removed and one of the longer ones is split in two to give the appearance of ten. Satan always loves to rewrite G-d’s word. Jesus’s words will stand forever the SON of G-d.
Matthew 5:19-20 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (20) For I say unto you, (this is where the church fails ) That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The image that opens this post is an image of Jesus in the Catholic church is taken from the son of one of the popes his name is Cesare Borgia, the second son of Pope Alexander the 6th of Rome. He modeled for the image of the “new Jesus Christ”. Originally painted by Leonardo da Vinci. – “The Borgia” by Marion Johnson pg. 163
Whether true or not there is a reason we are never given a description of Jesus features in the scriptures other than what was given on or about 711 BC.
Isaiah 53:2-5 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. (3) He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (4) Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. (5) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Then another in Revelation written around 90 AD the glorified one who rides on top of Whitehorse and no longer in one.
Revelation 1:12-20 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; (13) And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. (14) His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; (15) And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. (16) And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. (17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: (18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (19) Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; (20) The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Can Jesus appear as a man to correct things throughout time to go HIS way? If HE truly lives in you the answer is yes, and you don’t have to look like a cosmopolitan model.
Matthew 25:41-45 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: (42) For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: (43) I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. (44) Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? (45) Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Brother Abel (because life is eternal)