Jim Wiltshire commented on his post.
Jim wrote: "PART 2
4. ...Believe that man's traditions are equal to God's Word.
The Bible says:
"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?...thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptibile things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot."
(1 Peter 1:18,19)
NOTE: If you are trusting in a man-made religion's traditions, your faith is not in the finished work of Christ, is it?
5. ...Believe that God has a Mother. The Bible says:
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
"For by him (Jesus Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in the earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he (Jesus Christ) might have the preeminence."
NOTE: The baby Jesus had a wonderful--albeit temporary-- earthly mother who was created by Jesus Christ Himself before He came to earth, but God certainly has NO mother.
6. ...Believe that dead saints can hear your prayers.
The Bible says: "Thou shalt have no other gods before thee...Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image...thou shalt not bow down to them...for the LORD thy God is a jealous God..."
(Exodus 20:3, 4)
"(Jesus said)...when thou prayest...pray to thy Father...But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do..."
(Matthew 6:6, 7)
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
(1 Timothy 2:5)
NOTE: Only God can hear a prayer because He alone is omniscient (knows all) and omnipresent (everywhere). The saints in heaven will never become like God. Saints don't become angels, either, as is commonly told in stories or seen in movies. Angels are specially created beings and can never experience salvation through Christ as we can (see Nehemiah
9:6;1 Corinthians 4:9; 6:3;13:1, etc...).
Praying to someone other than God is worshipping them instead of God.
7. ...Believe that an earthly man is "The Holy Father." The Bible says:
"These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come...Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are."
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
"Thou shalt have no other gods before thee." (Ex. 20:3)
NOTE: Giving a human being a title belonging to God alone is another form of worship.
8. ...Believe that sacraments of a church can save.
The Bible says:
"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. but now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested ...
even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe
...being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. ...
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. ...
But Israel...hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore?
Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law...
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work."
(Romans 3:20-28; 4:4-6; 9:31,32; 11:6)
"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, ... for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." (Galatians 2:16)
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us..."
NOTE: Anything we can do--from lifting our little finger to moving a mountain--is considered a "work" and no work can achieve anyone's salvation. Only FAITH in the finished work of Jesus Christ on Calvary ALONE can save anyone in this present "Age of Grace." Please don't insult God by rejecting or adding to His plan of salvation.
Grace Bible Church
I asked Jim if he had this on the computer for me ?
So, I could post them in the forum I come to.
I believe his track are great and tell of God and His word.
To the people who want to understand !