Does the Church Speak for God?

Some people believe that their church speaks for God – that if the church has spoken, God has spoken. Others reject organised religion totally and trust more in their own inner spirituality for guidance. How can we know what God is really saying? In this article I give my own perspective on some of the very important questions people must look at if they seek to find God’s will in the midst of the spiritual confusion that exists today.

Does the Church Speak for God?

By God, I mean the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. If atheists are right, the question itself is foolish.

My Experience with a Mystical Priest

David Gray shares his experience with a mystical priest who was channeling a Padre Pio spirit.

In April 2002, my aunt invited me to meet with a mystical Catholic priest from India with whom she had been consulting for help with relationships and other problems. She told me that she believed this priest had some supernatural power to foresee the future and to identify problem areas in people’s lives. I decided to go because I was rather depressed at the time and my faith in Christ was not yet very strong.

Does the Roman Catholic Church represent the true Christian faith?

"Let it be known to you all … by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the
dead … This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there
salvation in any other
, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts

"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom
for all." (1 Timothy 2:5,6).

Is the Roman Catholic Church the one true church founded by Jesus Christ?

The simple answer is that Jesus Christ founded the church which began at Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost and continued in the lives of those who truly belonged to Him and put their faith in Him, no matter what their relationship was to any particular leaders in the visible church structure.

Sadly, institutional church leaders transformed the expression of Christianity from what it was in the days of the apostles – a family of royal priests who knew God personally, to a kind of hierarchical religious institution which came to dominate the people of God and wrote the history books of

The Sacramental View of Salvation

At the heart of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox theology we find what may
be called the "sacramental" view of salvation. In this view, true
salvation from sin and the judgment of God can only come through certain
rites and rituals of the church – the "sacraments". These rites and
rituals are seens as channels through which the saving grace of God must flow.
According to this view, the rite of baptism, for example, confirms upon the
recipient the status of being "born again", while partaking of the
Eucharist (i.e.

Kings AND Priests

“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5,6)

Jesus not only washed us from our sins in His own blood, but He has also lifted us up to two very important offices. The believer has the potential to operate as BOTH a king and a priest to God. One of the fundamental revelations of the Reformation was ‘the priesthood of all believers’ but I believe the Reformers themselves had a very limited idea of what this means.

The Nature of God

The Issue of Worship

In the previous lesson we saw that the Bible is God’s word to us and speaks with the authority of God to us regarding many things. One of the most important revelations we can receive from the Bible is the character of God. The Bible tells us what God is like – his attributes, his ways in dealing with mankind, his heart. Our traditions, preconceptions, experiences and reasonings do not always tell us the truth about God. The Bible does however.

Other Religious Options

Many Ways to God or Many Errors in the Name of Religion?

Many people in the west believe “there is something out there” while others affirm with conviction that they know there is no God.

Eastern religions teach that “everything” is God and through meditation we can come to realise our inherent divinity. Those in the Judaeo-Christian traditions believe that the creation is not part of God at all.

Jezebel Spirit / Queen of Heaven / Harlot Spirit / Spirit of Jezebel

The Jezebel spirit seeks to hide itself, seduce, intimidate, manipulate, murder and trade in human souls.

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