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Jim Wiltshire Grace Bible Church
« on: Sat Jun 09, 2012 - 08:38:01 »

This is from our Choir director at our Church
He does so much work for the Lord.
He sings and plays the horn, and gives people  Gods word.
He goes to the old folks homes and places like that ......
I wonder when he sleeps.

Jim wrote: "Is Mary the Mother of God? - Part 1

To determine that properly, we should first answer these questions: who is Mary and who is God?
We are told that the reason the Catholic Church refers to Mary as the Mother of God is because she gave birth to a baby named Jesus who later revealed Himself to be the Christ (or Messiah) and also God the Son.
When we speak of God, He is traditionally known as the Supreme Being and Scripturally described often as the Creator of the universe.
In the book of John, the Bible states:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. ...9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of theflesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 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.
This passage shows us that Jesus Christ is the Word and the Word is God. It also tells us that the Word made everything that was made. From this, we can deduce that Jesus Christ created Mary! We also can see that Jesus Christ existed as God long before Mary was born.
It is obvious, then, that Mary is NOT the mother of God. God does not have a mother and is probably insulted by the very idea."

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Re: Jim Wiltshire Grace Bible Church
« Reply #1 on: Sat Jun 09, 2012 - 08:39:14 »


Jim wrote: "Is Mary the Mother of God? - Part 2
Mary still is possibly the most important woman who ever ever lived because of her unique position as the vessel used by the Holy Spirit to transform God the Son into the Son of Man so that the sons of men could become sons of God.
Another passage which shows Jesus as God before coming to earth was written by the Apostle of the Gentiles, Paul:
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow... 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
One more confirmation that Jesus Christ is God is found in this famous account of the birth of Jesus:
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. ...19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Another wonderful series of verses from Paul concerning the coming of Christ to earth says:
Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."




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« Reply #2 on: Sat Jun 09, 2012 - 08:40:35 »

Jim wrote: "Is Mary the Mother of God? - Part 3
Isn't it clear that Jesus was already God when He came to earth? A simple term like "mother of God" seems harmless, but it does great dishonor to God and His Word.

Can Mary Hear Prayers?
The Catholic Church also teaches that prayers can be made to or through Mary, usually by saying a series of repetitive "mantras" known as the Rosary. They believe that Mary can intercede for millions of them all at once to God.
This is another insult to God for only God, who is ominiscient (all knowing) and omnipresent (everywhere at once), can hear anyone's (and everyone's) prayers. Besides, only an omnipotent (all powerful) God can answer a prayer.
In this regard, Jesus gave specific instructions:
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest,... pray to thy Father... 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Paul, our one and only apostle today, tells us how to pray in this present Age of Grace:
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."


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« Reply #3 on: Sat Jun 09, 2012 - 08:41:47 »


Jim wrote: "Is Mary the Mother of God? - Part 4

Again,we see that Jesus existed in the beginning and created everything, obviously including Mary. We also again see that we are to pray only to God the Father through Jesus Christ, God the Son.
Since prayer is worship, praying to someone other than God is not only praying in vain, but additionally is a form of worship which violates the first two of the Ten Commandments found listed in Exodus:

Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

God welcomes the prayers of His believers. Don't worry about what to say. Just say it to Him in your own words. He hears you and loves you. If you are not sure if you are a believer, just place your complete trust in the finished work of God the Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for you.
Jim Wiltshire"





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