Since Bible Christians love to quote Holy Scripture,
why then do they ignore so much of it, or refuse to even obey it?


"But all do not obey the gospel. For Isaiah said: Lord, who has believed our report?"
Romans 10:16, Isaiah 53:1
 


Non-Catholic Christians claim that the Bible is the only "authority". They call it "Sola Scriptura", and claim to take the Word of GOD literally. However, they do in fact ignore much of what is contained within it.

I will prove what I have just said with the following examples of a few of the ignored verses:

"Jesus answered him, "
If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me."
John 14:23-24

Those verses, the commands of Jesus Christ Himself are the key to this writing, so please keep them in mind.


Ignored:
"I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me
."
John 17:21-23

Those verses are ignored simply because of the multiplicity of non-Catholic sects which number now in the tens of thousands. There is no ONE with Bible Christians. See 1Cor 1:10 for another ignored verse along the same lines.


For those who claim that 'works' are not needed for salvation:

"And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours. For their works follow them." Rev 14:13

I wish a Bible Christian would explain that last line to me.

For more verses ignored on the subject of 'works', here are some examples for you to check, Jam 2:17 and 26. With such clearly stated verses, it is no wonder that
Martin Luther called the letter of James a 'straw epistle', which meant it should be burned.
Then there is Matt 25:31-46. No Bible Christian has been able to explain to me why the goats were not saved as well as the sheep.
What is the difference between those two groups?


Disobeyed:
Here is another important Bible verse which Bible Christians simply refuse to obey, Luke 1:48. However, I have the details for this one already posted on another page


Bible Christians, when asked, "What is the pillar and foundation of truth", will invariably reply that it is the Bible.
If that is true, then why do they ignore 1Tim 3:15, which clearly says it is the Church which is the 'pillar and foundation of truth'?
Notice that the word 'Church' is singular. It does not read Churches.
By the way, "Which Church?"

A letter from a Church Father:
"The Church, instituted by the Lord and confirmed by the Apostles, is one for all men; but the frantic folly of the diverse impious acts sects has cut them off from her.
It cannot be denied that this tearing asunder of the faith has arisen from the defect of poor intelligence,
which twists what is read to conform to its opinion, instead of adjusting its opinion to the meaning of what is read
. However, while individual parties fight among themselves, the Church stands revealed not only by her own doctrines, but by those also of her adversaries.
And although they are all arranged against her, she confutes the most wicked error which they all share, by the very fact that she is alone and One. All the heretics, therefore, come against the Church; but while all the heretics can conquer each other, they can win nothing for themselves. For their victory is the triumph of the Church over all of them. One heresy struggles against that teaching of another, which the
faith of the Church has already condemned in the other heresy,  for there is nothing which the heretics hold in common,  and the result is that they affirm our faith while fighting among themselves."
Saint Hilary of Poitiers... The Trinity, 7:4, 356 A.D.. Jurgens 865



Another very important verse which is ignored:
Matt 28:20,
Jesus promised in this verse that His Church would last every day in every century until the end of time.
However, Bible Christians claim that His Church
apostatized at some unknown time and is no longer the same Church. Interestingly, they cannot provide a date, or even one genuine historical document proving what they claim.
I thought Jesus had said, "
I am the way, the truth, and the life", in John 14:6.
It looks to me like Jesus calling Himself the truth, cannot tell a lie.
So if He cannot lie, then who is perpetuating the lie of apostasy by His Church?
Jesus is the Head of His Church (Eph 5:23), which is His Body (Col 1:18,23), and He is the savior of it (Eph 5:23).
Can the Head of Jesus Christ leave His Body? Some Bible Christians who claim His Church apostatized apparently think so.
Here are a few more verses that are ignored by Bible Christians regarding the perpetuality of the one and only Church which Jesus Christ founded: So the gates of hell did prevail after all, Matt, 16:18. The Holy Spirit left His Church also, John 14:16. And then there is John 14:18, where I guess Jesus did leave us orphaned after all. I suppose even St. Paul must have lied to us in Eph 3:21. Then there is Heb 12:28 and 13:20, Acts 5:38-39. Even Old Testament prophets are ignored: Isa 9:7, 59:21, Psa 127:1, Dan 2:44, 6:26, 7:14.
The list of ignored verses on this topic goes on and on.


Then there is John, chapter six which is ignored and / or twisted by Bible Christians. If they knew typology they would know immediately that an Old Testament 'type', in this case the manna in the desert, never points to a New Testament symbol, but to a reality. 


Once saved always saved, is a favorite topic of Bible Christians. There are so many verses which refute this false doctrine and all are ignored by those who think they have found the 'easy' gate to salvation. The problem is that there are no 'easy' gates to salvation. Holy Scripture speaks only of a narrow gate and a wide gate (Matt 7:13). Entering the narrow gate requires effort on our part. If someone wants to enter by the wide gate, they will sorrowfully find, too late, that it leads to perdition. Why is it called the wide gate? Well a wide gate will admit more people, right? Why are there more people passing through the wide gate? Maybe since so many people pass through it, they equate it to an 'easy' gate. Here are a few powerful verses which refute the false doctrine of 'once saved always saved'.
There are many more in the '
saved' link:

"
Work out your salvation in fear and trembling."
Phil 2:12
That verse does not sound like "once saved always saved" to me. Does it to you?

"Wherefore, he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall."
1Cor 10:12
Neither does that one sound like "once saved always saved".

Even Saint Paul lamented that he might lose his salvation:
"...but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected."
1Cor 9:27
Well if Saint Paul is concerned that even he could lose his salvation,
aren't those who claim they are "saved already" elevating themselves above an Apostle?

"Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Matt 7:21
That verse is 100% diametrically opposed to the "once saved always saved" group who preach it.
Now review the 'saved' link for many more verses ignored by Bible Christians on this one subject.


Old Testament lessons are ignored by Bible Christians. Why are these lessons not heeded? Could it be that the lessons hit too close to home?
The whole chapter of Numbers 16 is ignored and the dire lesson of which it teaches is lost to Bible Christians. It is about the rebellion of Core (Korah). Core and his band rebelled against the GOD given authority of Moses who was the only
Father Figure at that time, through whom GOD spoke to His people. Read what the end was for Core and his band in Num 16:25-35. Believe me, it isn't pretty. However, it is an interesting parallel and a prophetic story that points directly to Martin Luther and his rebellion, which is called the reformation. Like Core, Luther too rebelled against the GOD given authority of GOD's only Father Figure of the time. But the ending of the reformers rebellion was not the same as for Core and his followers. Core and his band of followers were swallowed alive when the earth opened its mouth and pulled them down into the nether world. Luther's rebellion in turn was not united as one group. It started splitting almost immediately, and today is split into tens of thousands of pieces. 
Luther saw what was happening to his movement and he bemoaned what he had brought about, as he observed the constant splitting of his rebellion even in his own time:

"This one will not hear of Baptism, and that one denies the sacrament, another puts a world between this and the last day: some teach that Christ is not God, some say this, some say that: there are as many sects and creeds as there are heads. No yokel is so rude but when he has dreams and fancies, he thinks himself inspired by the Holy Ghost and must be a prophet."
De Wette III, 61. quoted in O'Hare, The Facts About Luther, 208.

The consequences of the reformation have proven to be a disaster for the reformers. The constant splitting of Protestantism has accelerated enormously over the years. Their consequences as compared to Core's, has resulted in tens of thousands of splits in the Body of Christ and instead of presenting a united front as ONE, they have become rather a multitude of chaotic splinters.
Read of this prophesy of Daniel and see how closely it prefigures the reformation...

Daniel 2:44,
"And in the days of those kings the God of heaven shall set up a
kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and his kingdom shall not be left to another people, but it shall beat to pieces and grind to powder all other kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever."

The
fingerprints of GOD are clearly visible in what has happened to the reformation, simply because 'He is not the author of confusion but of peace' (1Cor 14:33).
I must remind you that Jesus did say that we must be ONE, did He not?


Here is yet another Old Testament story which is ignored by Bible Christians:
Again, another whole chapter, Numbers 12, which has a very important lesson for us all to heed. Miriam (Mariam) and Aaron complained against Moses by saying, "Is it through Moses alone that the Lord speaks? Does he not speak through us also?"
Doesn't that sound familiar? How many Bible  preachers have you heard say, "GOD told me"? There is a very vocal one who has a TV program who, many times, has claimed that "GOD told me". Many Bible Evangelists have claimed the same.
GOD heard Miriam and Aaron and became angry. Read it for yourself how this story ended.



"But all do not obey the gospel. For Isaias said: Lord, who has believed our report?"
Romans 10:16, Isaias 53:1

See? Even Holy Scripture makes comment
that is just as true today as it was then.



In only the few subjects covered in this writing, would anyone care to count the
number of verses listed here, that Bible Christians either do not obey or who ignore?
How high do you suppose the count of verses would be if we covered all subjects?



Why do Bible Christians twist or ignore what is read in Holy Scripture, to conform to their personal opinions,
instead of adjusting their opinions to the meaning of what is read?




Written by Bob Stanley,  January 3, 2007

"Have I then become your enemy, because I told you the
truth?"
Galatians 4:16




 
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