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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 699629 comments on the CBC News story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican. In it, CBC News reports that:

The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

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Anthony MN

Minneapolis, MN

#438630 May 8, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>You can confess your sins all you want to whoever,and if you do not have the grace to live righteously in Christ,those confessions become useless.
I went to confession a lot before I left the RCC,and no priest ever gave me the information I needed to allow the Spirit of Christ to not only forgive,but to also empower me to walk in the truth,and live morally.Most of the priests asked me how many times I did it,and then proceeded to tell me to make an act of contrition.I was a very troubled child,my father and brother mentally abused me,and often beat me,no priest ever gave me hope,nor told me about the saving grace of Christ,or the spiritual benefits of being born again.
Now today most assuredly the evangelical face of many RCs is coming out,and you will find priests who really know how to minister to a soul.Confession is differnt these days I hear.But it is the same church,spirit-baptized priests,and priests who lean toward evangelical practices are numerous in your church these days,so there is hope for the many who need to hear the clear and true gospel of repentance,but also what Christ will do to help you live a purer life.
But when I was in Catholicism,it was by rote,repititious,and very cold,no spiritual advice,but to just go pray rosaries to Mary,make a good act of contrition,be a good Catholic,the LAW<LAW<LAW,no teaching on grace, nothing about the Holy Spirit and why He came to be our comforter,I had to learn all of that with Evangelicals and Charismatics.
Well sufficient unto the day,we learn,and we walk,but the truth is in Christ.I marvel at that Journey Home,how every convert found Christ in their evangelical churches,oh but that is not enough,they need to find Christ in fullness.In a church emmersed in statuary,repititious hail Marys,saying that Christ is present in a round host? Did Jesus not give us bread,and wine,He broke the bread,and gave it to His disciples.He was not even Crucified yet,nor died under its weight,and you claim it is transubstantiation at the Last Supper? Sorry,it was spiritual!
Just like John 6.Really a chapter on the Eucharist? NO, never do the priests discuss the chapter in light of who the audience was,and what Jesus was facing,nor the Levitical aspects of ritual life that all of the audience Jesus held captive that day knew personally of(levitical).
Jesus was prophesing of His own death,of the very fact that without saying it literally,HE was the LAMB of GOD to be slain soon in their midst.The Jews knew about the lamb,they knew about the priests and how they ate the remains of the sacrifice,yet the Catholics believe Jesus was talking about transubstantiation,when He was foretelling of His becoming the very Lamb to the slaughter,and that unless His people EAT of His flesh and drink of His Blood,they would not be saved.
The very fact that He was that L a m b,to the slaughter as it were,for the salvation of Israel and all of humanity, should place what Jesus taught to His audience in John 6 to the circumstances of that time when Jesus was crucified for the sins of humanity.Jesus spoke graphically about His own body,and blood,which was broken and shed for the sins of many.Literally the whole of humanity must partake of His body,but it is a spiritual reality.
The audience in John 6 were all Jews,some disciples,and some members of the Sanhedrin,and the Pharisees.Oh that was a shock to their systems,it seemed as though He was talking about cannabalism,but the truth is He was prophesying.Jesus is a Prophet,Priest and KING! He saw it all before His own eyes,the crucifixion,His body being torn by the brutal scourging,the Lamb of God.
The first Christians had a much differnt take on John 6 than you.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438631 May 8, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
Why does the author of this book not reveal his name?
According to him, he was terrified that he would be penalized by the members of the hierarchy for exposing their secrets that they wanted to keep "under cover."

I suggest you keep in mind that the hierarchy of the Catholic church back then was another term for "mafia."
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438632 May 8, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>
again I am glad that God has big shoulders,
According to the Muslims he is VERY impressive. But then, he only favors Muslims ... so he's "no good to you."

:)
chuck

Dublin, OH

#438633 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
No need to be sorry.
I restated my baptismal vows at my Confirmation.
I know why I'm Catholic and I want to be here.
BTW, I was taught about other religion's doctrines in high school. I'm not operating in a vacuum here.
I was taught other religions too...so what. We were taught that the catholic church is the only one that teaches the truth.

I know why you're catholic too. Just like I said, you were taught at a young age there is only one truth...the catholic church. Deny this all you want...it's fact. If you are convinced of that...which you are...why would you not want to be there.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438634 May 8, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
That is why Latin is the language of the Church. Latin is a "dead" language in that meanings of words don't morph over time.
Words all morph in the minds of believers to suit personalized desires.

That's why you kiddies don't agree on the meanings of the same scriptures. You only see it your own way ... and no other way. And then you preach to anyone and everyone that you know the one and only truth.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438635 May 8, 2013
Regina wrote:
<quoted text>
You're entitled to your opinion, June, as it is just that....opinion and nothing more.
As is yours.
LTM

Marathon, Canada

#438636 May 8, 2013
MUSLIM HERITAGE IN America :

Have you ever been to a Muslim hospital, heard a

Muslim orchestra, seen a Muslim band march in a

parade, witnessed a Muslim charity, shaken hands

with a Muslim Girl Scout, seen a Muslim Candy

Striper, or seen a Muslim do anything that contributes

positively to the American way of life ????



The answer is no, you did not. Just ask yourself WHY ?





Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said:
"I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of

America 's history."

AN AMERICAN CITIZEN'S RESPONSE:



Dear Mr. Obama:

Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?

Declaration of Independence ? Bill of Rights?



Didn't think so.



Did Muslims fight for this country's freedom from England? No.



Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America ? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as "pug nosed slaves." Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family's "rich Islamic heritage," doesn't it Mr. Obama?



Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present.



There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or
helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.



Where were Muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the 'hajib' or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women's rights, aren't they?



Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops, and accepted support from the Nazi's in killing Jews.



Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren't flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or a field in Pennsylvania killing more than 3,000 citizens on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East.



No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news network’s that day. Strangely, the very "moderate" Muslims who's butts you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.



And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the "rich heritage" Muslims have here in America.



Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates.
They were Muslim.



And let's not forget who was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings - Yep -Muslims.









That, Mr. Obama is the "Muslim heritage" in America.



EVERY AMERICAN MUST READ THIS !!



Be sure to SEND IT TO ALL.





Muslim Heritage, my foot. If you can't find time to share this message, consider yourself part of the problem!



Just Sayin

Mount Juliet, TN

#438637 May 8, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>You can confess your sins all you want to whoever,and if you do not have the grace to live righteously in Christ,those confessions become useless.
I went to confession a lot before I left the RCC,and no priest ever gave me the information I needed to allow the Spirit of Christ to not only forgive,but to also empower me to walk in the truth,and live morally.Most of the priests asked me how many times I did it,and then proceeded to tell me to make an act of contrition.I was a very troubled child,my father and brother mentally abused me,and often beat me,no priest ever gave me hope,nor told me about the saving grace of Christ,or the spiritual benefits of being born again.
Now today most assuredly the evangelical face of many RCs is coming out,and you will find priests who really know how to minister to a soul.Confession is differnt these days I hear.But it is the same church,spirit-baptized priests,and priests who lean toward evangelical practices are numerous in your church these days,so there is hope for the many who need to hear the clear and true gospel of repentance,but also what Christ will do to help you live a purer life.
<snipped for space>
Just like John 6.Really a chapter on the Eucharist? NO, never do the priests discuss the chapter in light of who the audience was,and what Jesus was facing,nor the Levitical aspects of ritual life that all of the audience Jesus held captive that day knew personally of(levitical).
Jesus was prophesing of His own death,of the very fact that without saying it literally,HE was the LAMB of GOD to be slain soon in their midst.The Jews knew about the lamb,they knew about the priests and how they ate the remains of the sacrifice,yet the Catholics believe Jesus was talking about transubstantiation,when He was foretelling of His becoming the very Lamb to the slaughter,and that unless His people EAT of His flesh and drink of His Blood,they would not be saved.
The very fact that He was that L a m b,to the slaughter as it were,for the salvation of Israel and all of humanity, should place what Jesus taught to His audience in John 6 to the circumstances of that time when Jesus was crucified for the sins of humanity.Jesus spoke graphically about His own body,and blood,which was broken and shed for the sins of many.Literally the whole of humanity must partake of His body,but it is a spiritual reality.
The audience in John 6 were all Jews,some disciples,and some members of the Sanhedrin,and the Pharisees.Oh that was a shock to their systems,it seemed as though He was talking about cannabalism,but the truth is He was prophesying.Jesus is a Prophet,Priest and KING! He saw it all before His own eyes,the crucifixion,His body being torn by the brutal scourging,the Lamb of God.
It is very sad that you didn't learn more about the Catholic Faith before abandoning it.
Thanks for your very frank post here, but I am having a real hard time believing you listened to X amount of sermons and never once heard anything about the Holy Spirit and grace.
How old were you when you abandoned ship?
Can you really make this claim in all honesty:
"NO, never do the priests discuss the chapter in light of who the audience was,and what Jesus was facing,nor the Levitical aspects of ritual life that all of the audience Jesus held captive that day knew personally of(levitical)."
Oh and speaking of considering things in light of the time,
There was, and still is, a metaphorical meaning in the middle east of "eating one's flesh and drinking their blood."
That would mean to revile, hate, and cause great harm to someone.
So since you believe Jesus spoke metaphorically as recorded in John 6, you must then believe that Jesus promised heaven to those who hated Him, persecuted Him, and caused Him great harm.
So atheists must be the only ones to go to heaven?
Pad

Fishers, IN

#438638 May 8, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Your inability or unwillingness to make a sincere Act of Contrition somehow vitiates Confession?
I understand that evangelical Protestantism is "all about me", but aren't you taking it a bit far here?
We all have our flaws and sins DAN! If today in evangelicalism it is Me centered,it can be no worse than the lack of individual training of the truth of Scripture to your Billion or so Catholics,leaving many more in the forest of despair,than if they just sat down and read the Bible for themselves.You have enough rules and regulation and how to hold this and that,than the JEWS had in their Pharisaical confines.

Dan,the real problem in this debate is the fact that we do not see Jesus in each other at all.NO,and it begins with the RCC,because it claims it is the only true and Apostolic Church of our Lord.

Evangelicalism may have surfaced big time out of Protestantism,but it always existed,from day one.Jesus called His disciples to evangelize,call people to repentance,and to be born again of His Spirit.Later the Apostles themselves were baptized in the Holy Spirit,after receiving the Spirit of Christ as He breathed on them.This was not only for the Apostles,but meant for every believer,as none of us in our own selves are able to walk in the Light without the Spirit of God.

I thank God for the Bible,because in it we have the wherwithall to know,trust,obey,and walk with Jesus.It does not give solo respect to one particular brand of Christianity,but it shows us all how to live and keep our being in Christ.No matter how one follows his or her conscience in faith,the Bible sets us all on a course to first give ourselves in truth to JESUS,than He through the Word gives us more revelation about His Father.The Holy Spirit did not come into this world to give all of what He knows to a earthly Holy Father(pope),but that we should know HIM the Comforter, personally so that He can reveal the Greatness and beauty of the Crucified and Risen Savior.

I am not against your organization as to its trying to herald and evangelize people toward the Holy Savior,but I am against its wrecklessness in the ages,and now to trample on what christ has done in many believers,by stating that we are separated brethren,and that we are not in fullness,and outside of the true church.There is much to be said for that type of critical abuse between the various expressions of Christianity.

On the other hand I do recognize the banter against RCism by many non-Catholic Christians,and have said through the years they are wrong to use excessive daming rhetoric against the RCs as well.

We are all in jeapordy before the Lord Jesus,as He called us to LOVE one another.

And your statement (it is all about me) is a Catholic ploy,as if they are not wreckless at times,and bringing havoc rather than sensible truth.Sensible truth is the conversion of a sinner to Christ,He changes us,not we ourselves.Spiritual life can only be expressed through the Spirit of God.Human effort with canons,laws,rituals,and intermediaries cannot replace the Spirit of the Living God.So it is about HIM changing us,not a n organization as you are in,which claims it does such,when in truth it has not proved to anyone.Your church uses saints of bygone days to try to immobilize holiness in Catholics,yet,you mock protestants who have been able to walk in morality and truth for decades by using the Word of God,praying,and seeking God in secret,Who will openly bless His people.

It is all about your system Dan,not you,nor me,or anyone,not even the Bible.

Roman Catholicism.
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438639 May 8, 2013
Regina wrote:
<quoted text>
You're entitled to your opinion, June, as it is just that....opinion and nothing more.
I suggest you keep in mind that my father was raised by strict Catholic parents. The final straw for him leaving the church was when a priest informed him that those who were not of the Catholic faith would burn in hell.
marge

Leesburg, GA

#438640 May 8, 2013
The law appointed high priests who were limited by human weakness. But after the law was given, God appointed his Son with an oath, and his Son has been made the perfect High Priest forever.

Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven,

There he ministers in the heavenly Tabernacle, the true place of worship that was built by the Lord and not by human hands.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438641 May 8, 2013
chuck wrote:
<quoted text>
I was taught other religions too...so what. We were taught that the catholic church is the only one that teaches the truth.
I know why you're catholic too. Just like I said, you were taught at a young age there is only one truth...the catholic church. Deny this all you want...it's fact. If you are convinced of that...which you are...why would you not want to be there.
So...you're finding fault with me for believing in Catholic teaching? I'm nearly 50 and an educated man; I've had ample opportunity for introspection concerning this and have arrived at my current beliefs of my own free will.

I know what I believe and I know why I believe it and why the Church teaches what she teaches.
Just Sayin

Mount Juliet, TN

#438642 May 8, 2013
chuck wrote:
<quoted text>
God
The Bible says to confess our sins to one another.

Does that verse not apply to you?
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438643 May 8, 2013
marge wrote:
For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes--so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand,
and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.'
You people sure like to sling the bull by using the scriptures for self indulgence and self entertainment.
Michael

Canada

#438644 May 8, 2013
Father Rob said he was leaving this forum. Anthony/ReginaM. said if Father Rob goes we go too. Father Robert Dye doesn't leave but Anthony/ReginaM. go.

Later on Anthony/ReginaM. come back to this forum just as I predicted in one of my prophecies. When they came back Father Rob left.

Whats your next move Anthony/ReginaM?(lol)
June VanDerMark

Since: Sep 09

Prince George, Canada

#438645 May 8, 2013
From the book,“CONFESSIONS of a FRENCH CATHOLIC PRIEST

If priests are not paid for confession, they are fully rewarded in the confession of dying persons. The bed of the sick is the harvest of the priests. With their invention of indulgences, purgatory, masses, they obtain whatever they wish. Some years their extractions were so exorbitant and heavy that the French government prohibited, by a change in the code, donations made to the confessor in the last sickness.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#438646 May 8, 2013
Pad wrote:
<quoted text>We all have our flaws and sins DAN! If today in evangelicalism it is Me centered,it can be no worse than the lack of individual training of the truth of Scripture to your Billion or so Catholics,leaving many more in the forest of despair,than if they just sat down and read the Bible for themselves.You have enough rules and regulation and how to hold this and that,than the JEWS had in their Pharisaical confines.
Dan,the real problem in this debate is the fact that we do not see Jesus in each other at all.NO,and it begins with the RCC,because it claims it is the only true and Apostolic Church of our Lord.
Evangelicalism may have surfaced big time out of Protestantism,but it always existed,from day one.Jesus called His disciples to evangelize,call people to repentance,and to be born again of His Spirit.Later the Apostles themselves were baptized in the Holy Spirit,after receiving the Spirit of Christ as He breathed on them.This was not only for the Apostles,but meant for every believer,as none of us in our own selves are able to walk in the Light without the Spirit of God.
I thank God for the Bible,because in it we have the wherwithall to know,trust,obey,and walk with Jesus.It does not give solo respect to one particular brand of Christianity,but it shows us all how to live and keep our being in Christ.No matter how one follows his or her conscience in faith,the Bible sets us all on a course to first give ourselves in truth to JESUS,than He through the Word gives us more revelation about His Father.The Holy Spirit did not come into this world to give all of what He knows to a earthly Holy Father(pope),but that we should know HIM the Comforter, personally so that He can reveal the Greatness and beauty of the Crucified and Risen Savior.
I am not against your organization as to its trying to herald and evangelize people toward the Holy Savior,but I am against its wrecklessness in the ages,and now to trample on what christ has done in many believers,by stating that we are separated brethren,and that we are not in fullness,and outside of the true church.There is much to be said for that type of critical abuse between the various expressions of Christianity.
On the other hand I do recognize the banter against RCism by many non-Catholic Christians,and have said through the years they are wrong to use excessive daming rhetoric against the RCs as well.
We are all in jeapordy before the Lord Jesus,as He called us to LOVE one another.
And your statement (it is all about me) is a Catholic ploy,as if they are not wreckless at times,and bringing havoc rather than sensible truth.Sensible truth is the conversion of a sinner to Christ,He changes us,not we ourselves.Spiritual life can only be expressed through the Spirit of God.Human effort with canons,laws,rituals,and intermediaries cannot replace the Spirit of the Living God.So it is about HIM changing us,not a n organization as you are in,which claims it does such,when in truth it has not proved to anyone.Your church uses saints of bygone days to try to immobilize holiness in Catholics,yet,you mock protestants who have been able to walk in morality and truth for decades by using the Word of God,praying,and seeking God in secret,Who will openly bless His people.
It is all about your system Dan,not you,nor me,or anyone,not even the Bible.
Roman Catholicism.
I only "mock" people who insist that personal anecdotes somehow establish a "rule" of their own making, which is then applied globally.

You claim to have gone to confessional numerous times, yet got noting out of it-then blame the Church for this. "I got nothing out of confession, so it's of no effect".

Noted is your Pavlovian admonition that as a Catholic, I am automatically lacking in awareness of Scripture.
Just Sayin

Mount Juliet, TN

#438647 May 8, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
According to him, he was terrified that he would be penalized by the members of the hierarchy for exposing their secrets that they wanted to keep "under cover."
I suggest you keep in mind that the hierarchy of the Catholic church back then was another term for "mafia."
Lolz!
LTM

Marathon, Canada

#438648 May 8, 2013
Isaiah 65:24- Amazing!!!!
THIS WILL TRULY LIFT YOU UP SPIRITUALLY. ENJOY &
BELIEVE.
"The Lord directs the steps of the Godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand" (Psalm 37:23-24 NLT).
Isaiah 65:24
This is a story written by a doctor who worked in Africa .
One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).
We also had no special feeding facilities.
Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.
Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates)..
'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa
it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles.
They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.
'All right,' I said,'put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts Your job is to keep the baby warm.'
The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough,mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.
During prayer time, one ten -year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children.'Please, God' she prayed,'Send us a hot water bottle today It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'
cont
LTM

Marathon, Canada

#438649 May 8, 2013
cont
While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added,'And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?'
As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say 'Amen?' I just did not believe that God could do this.
Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel from home.
Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!
Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the verandah was a large 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children.. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly. Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend.
Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the.....could it really be?
I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried.
I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.
Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out,'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!'
Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!
Looking up at me, she asked,'Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'
'Of course,' I replied!
That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator.
And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it 'that afternoon.'
'Before they call, I will answer.'(Isaiah 65:24)
When you receive this, say the prayer. That's all I ask. No strings attached. Just send it on to whomever you want - but do send it on.
Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost, but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another.
This awesome prayer takes less than a minute.
Heavenly Father, I ask you to bless my friends reading this. I ask You to minister to their spirit. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence to work through them Where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I ask You to give them understanding, guidance, and strength. Where there is fear, reveal your love and release to them Your courage.. Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them. I ask You to do these things in Jesus' name. Amen
P. S. Passing this on to anyone you consider a friend will bless you both. Passing this on to one not considered a friend is something Christ would do.

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