Friday, September 4, 2020

God is our Judge

TOA  May 23, 2013 at 7:15 pmThe “good” that atheists do or that any of us do, won’t redeem us.
1. All men have been redeemed by the blood of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:15
And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
2. But no man will be saved who does not do good.
1 Corinthians 6:9
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,
First of all, “no one does good, no not one” (Romans)
God takes into account the good which people do in every nation:
ames 2:25
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
We are saved by grace THROUGH faith. Can anyone tell me what sort of faith that atheists have in Christ Jesus?
The sort of faith that is found in the law which God put in their hearts:
Romans 2:14-16
King James Version (KJV)
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Sincerely,
De Maria

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Are you positive?

 First, the Executive Summary

On Aug 4, I tested positive for COVID19.  I immediately went to see Dr. Immanuel at her Reheboth Clinic in Sugarland.  She prescribed Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), Budesonide on a nebulizer and a Z pac.  I immediately felt better.  So, I'm convinced that HCQ and Budesonide are silver bullets against the COVID19 virus.

Thank God that there are doctors like Dr. Immanuel who are defying the medical community and saving lives by prescribing these medicines.

The long story

On July 27th, I was at work and feeling fine.  I work manual labor, outdoors.  The day was hot and I sweated like crazy.  I got into the bus that is provided to take us back to our cars and I got a chill because of the a/c.  It didn't stop when I got out of the bus and continued throughout the night.  It later was accompanied by a fever.  I didn't sleep much that night, so I used that as the excuse to miss work and head back home.  It was the last day of work for the month, anyway.  

At this point, I had no idea it was COVID.  I thought I had merely caught a cold because of going into the cold bus when I was so wet with sweat from working.  I was sure I'd be fine in a few days and I'd just go back to work.  But that was not to be.

6 days later, I was still sick and the symptoms had changed.  I also had a burning headache.  Something I had never experienced and a burning in the chest.  No, not like the feeling one gets when we read the Bible.  It was scary.  Although, all the symptoms were mild, I decided I could not go to work like that.  

By the grace of God, my wife remembered the video we had seen highlighting Dr. Immanuel and her work with COVID patients.  Her clinic is 50 miles from our house and my wife asked, "Do you want me to call her?"  I said, "sure".  She found out that it is a walk-in clinic, so I headed straight there. I haven't mentioned that I am a diabetic as well as have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

At the clinic, they immediately diagnosed me as being positive for COVID simply by my symptoms. I refused the test because it would cost $150. But I promised them I would take the free test the County offered. They prescribed hydroxichloroquine, budesonide on a nebulizer, and a Z pac. Plus, they gave me a shot of some anti-biotic, in-house. That evening, I felt a bit worse. But when I woke up the next day, I felt 100%. I felt so good, I hesitated to get a test, but my wife and children insisted. So I did and on Aug. 4th, I took the test at a nearby County facility. 6 days later, the result was positive for COVID. But I was no longer ill.

After my quarantine period was over and the County declared me “fit for duty”. I went back to work and found out that I was not the only one who went home sick, that day. That poor guy was put in the hospital and in critical condition, fighting for his life. He did not have the benefit of Dr. Immanuel, HCQ or Bodesonide. I told my supervisor to advise those treatments. But I don’t know if it was ever done. I think the guy is still ill.

I also learned that prior to either of us being ill, another fellow had gone to the hospital and COVID had eaten away at his lungs.

Needless to say, based on my experience, I believe that Dr. Immanuel and her staff are life savers. HCQ and Bodesonide are silver bullets against COVID19 when provided early.

Thank you Dr. Immanuel, Dr. Ola and your entire staff.  May God bless you for the work you do.

Bottomline

I guess you might be asking, "this is a religious blog, why are you posting this?"

Well, I feel it is my duty to inform people of what God has done for me.  And to inform them also, that it HCQ does work.  As well as Budesonide.  You don't have to wait until you're dying before you get the medicine.  There are doctors out there like Dr. Immanuel of Sugarland and Dr. Bartlett of Midland, who will help you.  

May God bless you,

Sincerely,

De Maria

Friday, August 7, 2020

St. Paul said faith and works


Paul did not say faith AND WORKS, he said FAITH, NOT WORKS (Ephesians 2:8,9). This is NOT the kind of faith that remains "alone" in producing good works which demonstrates that it's dead, and James condemns. This is the kind of faith that TRUSTS IN CHRIST ALONE FOR SALVATION. This person is MADE ALIVE IN CHRIST, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS FOR GOOD WORKS. The good works are the fruit, not the root of our salvation. Once again, Man is saved through faith and not by works; yet faith, if it is true, will be substantiated and confirmed by good works. Your church has this OUT OF BALANCE. So how many good works must you accomplish and add to Christ's finished work of redemption in order to help Him save you? See why you have no assurance of salvation? It's because you are trusting in works for salvation and don't know for sure if they measure up or not.

St. Paul did not say faith ALONE. He said, "doers are justified."


He washes away my sins. I don't literally get it in a sacrament. I certainly don't kill Him again.

We get it exactly as He says. In the Sacrament of the Eucharist.


I'm not talking about His glory. We will never be God. The righteousness of God imputed to us (Romans 4:5-6; Philippians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 5:1-21) does not imply we take His glory. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ (Galatians 3:27). For by ONE SPIRIT we have all been baptized into ONE BODY (1 Corinthians 12:13). Not to be confused with water baptism.

If you want to walk amongst the Saints in this life, you will be water Baptized, calling on the name of Christ, and He will wash away your sins.


More evidence you trust in works salvation. This says the books (plural) were opened and (another) book (singular) was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books (plural). Their works are not judged to determine if they performed well enough to earn their salvation. For the lost dead, they are judged according to their works to determine their condemnation in the lake of fire. For some it will be greater than others. For believers, they are judged by their works to determine rewards and loss of rewards in heaven (1 Corinthians 3:13-15).

It doesn't say anything about a believers book. Many who say to Christ, Lord, Lord, are in the other book. Many who claim faith ALONE, are in the other book. Many who have been baptized, are in the other book. Many who have received the Sacraments, are in the other book. It is those who have DONE THE WILL OF GOD who are in the book of life. Some who have never known the Gospel or the Old Covenant, but have been faithful to the Law written in their hearts, are in the book of life. Most of all, those who have obeyed Christ and kept His Commands and accepted His Sacraments, they are in the book of life. God knows who they are. We don't.

Christ rose again on the third day. He told the thief on the cross that this day you will be with me in paradise and mentioned absolutely nothing about purgatory. The dogma of purgatory absolutely denies the sufficiency of Christ's atonement for sin on the cross and is a detestable doctrine.

You have no understanding of the doctrine. You have given the definition of it as the determination of our reward. All who are in Purgatory will be saved on the Last Day. You believe in Purgatory and don't even know it.

So his suffering in the flesh caused him to become sinless and bypass purgatory? Yeah right. Sinful desires seem insignificant when one's life is in jeopardy. Suffering for Christ advances the progress of sanctification. This verse has nothing to do with purgatory.

On the contrary, you just don't understand it. But you already explained it and then turned around and denied it.

This verse has nothing to do with purgatory either.

It has to do with the works which the Thief accomplished from the Cross. You didn't even realize it, did you?


Maybe so, which caused him to grow to be more mature in Christ faster, but it was still the blood of Christ that washed away his sins. There were no further sins to suffer for in purgatory. Christ's atonement for sin on the cross is ALLSUFFICIENT. No purgatory necessary. Thank God I have been set free in Christ, know the truth and don't have to live in bondage to such false teachings.

Was the Thief not also suffering? He was CRUCIFIED.

Please continue to prayerfully consider the truth and God bless

You too. I have enjoyed our discussion and I thank you for taking the time to talk to me. It is rare that I get the opportunity to go into detail in matters of Scripture.

May God bless you and yours,

Sincerely,

De Maria