Let's Kick The Rock...
Let Us Go and 'Kick the Rock'...
Persecutors of the Church that Jesus Christ
Founded, Take Heed...
And He (Paul) Said, "Who Art Thou Lord?" And HE said, "I AM
JESUS, WHOM THOU ART PERSECUTING." Acts 9:5.
" I (Paul) Am The Least Of The Apostles, And Am Not Worthy
To Be Called An Apostle, Because I Persecuted The Church Of GOD."
1Cor 15:9, Gal 1:23...
Why do some people ignore such powerful verses as these of Holy Scripture? Why
do they expend so much energy in trying to 'Kick the Rock' and to no avail, when
they could be using that same energy to preach love to their flock? People have
been kicking the 'rock' for centuries and what has it proven? Only that if you
kick the 'rock', the 'rock' will not budge, but you will hurt your foot. Some
might prefer to butt their heads against the 'rock', but this will only give
them a headache. This is proven in the indisputable fact that the Catholic
Church has grown in membership over the centuries to over one billion members.
All of the Ellen Gould Whites, and Charles Taze Russells combined, have not been
able to deter the growth of the Catholic Church. Instead, all of the 'kickers'
have lost 'market share' while the Catholic Church has gained it. So, of what
use is it to 'kick the rock'?
Is there a reason why 'kicking the rock' is a
waste of energy? Yes, there is a very good reason. It is because, truth always
wins in the end. You must remember what Abraham Lincoln said about 'fooling' the
people. He said, "You can't fool all of the people all of the time."
prove a truth, but you cannot prove a lie. For those who enjoy 'kicking the
rock', here are some indisputable facts:
1. Jesus Christ founded 'A'
Church in Mt 16:18.
2. Jesus Christ also said
in Mt 16:18, that "The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against
It." That means, Jesus Christ Himself will defend His Church
from Without and From Within. That verse applies to the detractors
and to the 'rock kickers'. You will
NOT prevail because
Jesus Christ said you wouldn't. History has shown this to be
true. Why do some simply do not believe the words of Jesus Christ?
3. In Mt 28:20, Jesus Christ said He would be with His Church
until the end of the world. If you think your church is the church He was
talking about, was it in existence at the time He said these words? If not, then
how could He be talking about your church? Was Jesus Christ telling the truth
when He made this statement? Apparently the detractors and 'rock kickers' do not
believe He was.
4. Name 'A' Church that you can trace all the
way back to Mt 16:18. It should be easy as you only have one choice.
5. ALL protestant churches were founded by mere men over 1400
years after Jesus founded His Church in Mt 16:18.
6. In Jn
14:15-17, Jesus said, "I will ask the Father and He will give you another
Advocate to dwell with you forever, the Spirit of TRUTH whom the WORLD
cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But YOU shall know
Him, because He will dwell with you and be in you." Jesus said here that a
permanent Advocate will come and be with His disciples forever. Who are His
disciples? Was Jesus telling the truth here also?
Church which Jesus Christ founded is what and where? His Church, or His 'Body'
are the people and He is the head, 1Cor 10:17, Eph 1:22-23, Col 1:24. Since His
Body is the people of the Church, then the detractors and 'rock kickers'
are kicking me, and the other members of Christ's Church. If anyone would
like to refute these factual truths I have listed, I would certainly like
to hear from you...
A CHALLENGE TO 'ROCK KICKERS' AND DETRACTORS OF THE CATHOLIC
IF, IN YOUR OPINION, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS NOT THE
CHURCH THAT JESUS CHRIST FOUNDED, THEN PLEASE TELL ME WHICH CHURCH IS THE TRUE
CHURCH? DO NOT FORGET TO SUPPLY GENUINE HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS PROVING WHAT YOU
SAY. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND BEFORE YOU ANSWER, THE WORDS OF OUR LORD IN MATT 28:20,
"I WILL BE WITH YOU ALL DAYS, EVEN UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD."
Love comes from GOD, and hate only comes from satan.
These people think they are doing the world a service. When instead, it is a
disservice and reflects on themselves and not on the 'Rock'. Now what does the
Bible have to say about detractors, calumnizers, liars, 'rock
kickers', and 'sins of the tongue'?
with Prov 6:16-19. "Six things there are which the Lord hates, and the seventh
His soul detests: haughty eyes, A LYING TONGUE, hands that shed innocent blood
(abortion), A HEART THAT DEVISES WICKED PLOTS, feet that are swift to run into
mischief, A DECEITFUL WITNESS THAT UTTERS LIES, and HIM THAT SOWS DISCORD AMONG
BRETHREN. " Hey, any 'rock kickers', do you see yourselves here? Seems to me if
you do any of these things, you are betting your soul with where you will spend
eternity. These verses should be enough to make any thinking, and GOD fearing
person to think twice before kicking the rock, but there are many more verses on
2. Lying: Jer 7:8, "Behold, you
put your trust in lying words, which shall not profit you." Jer 9:3-9, "They
have bent their tongue...for lies and not for truth...and a man will mock his
brother, and they will not speak the truth, for they have taught their tongue to
speak lies...thus says the Lord of Hosts, I will melt them and try them." Ez
13:8, "Because you have spoken vain things, and have seen lies, ...I come
against you." Jn 8:44, "...the devil...When he tells a lie he speaks from his
very nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies." Acts 5:1-10, Ananias and
his wife both lied about the price they got for their land and both were
immediately struck down and died. Rom 1:25, "They who exchanged the TRUTH OF GOD
FOR A LIE." Eph 4:29, "Let no ill speech proceed from your mouth..." "Col
3:9, Do not lie to one another..." There are many more if you want to check them
out, Job 13:4, Dan 11:27, Mic 2:11,6:12, Hab 2:18, Rom 3:13, 2Thes 2:3-12, 2Tim
4:3-5, Tit 1:9-14, and just see what will happen to liars in Rev 21:8.
3. Calumny: A false statement maliciously made to ruin
anothers reputation. Harming the name and good reputation of persons by
lies. Wis 1:11, (see separate file on the deuterocanonicals), "Keep yourselves
from murmuring which profits nothing, and refrain your tongue from detraction."
Sir 5:15-16, "...the tongue of the fool is his ruin." Sir 28:12-26, see what
happens to calumnizers. Mt 5:11, 11th beatitude. Mt 5:44, "Pray for those
who persecute and calumniate you." Again there are many more, Eccl 10:20, Mt
10:25-31,11:16-19, Mt 12:24-37, Lk 6:28, 2Pet 2:12,3:16.
The Tongue: Prov 18:21, "Death and life are in the power of the
tongue: They that love it, shall eat the fruits thereof." Sir 28:15, "The
whisperer and the double tongued is accursed, for he has troubled many that were
at peace." James 3:1-12, "...the tongue is a little member...that can defile the
whole body and setting on fire the course of our life, being itself set on fire
by HELL....but the tongue no man can tame, a restless evil full of deadly
poison..." Again, there are many more verses, Sir 4:20-31, Sir
5. Rock Kicking: "Do
not be a stumbling block to the Church of GOD," 1Cor 10:32. Hey 'kickers'! Did
you gloss over this one?
In order to be a true Christian, you have to pattern your life after what Holy
Scripture tells you. If it says it is wrong to do something, then it is against
Scripture to do it, and you will be judged accordingly.
Bible can be summed up in One Word...Love, Gal 5:14.
three of the ten commandments concern love of GOD, and the last seven are love
of your fellow man. Jesus Christ summed the ten commandments into just two,
Love of GOD, and Love for each other, Matt 22:34-40.
"Love is the fulfillment of the law," Rom 13:10.
Okay, 'rock kickers', detractors, disparagers, calumnizers, show
me your justification for what you are doing. Show me
where the Bible preaches hate. Show me where it says 'Be Thou the Judge of
Others'. You can't find it? Well here is a list I found that you can
I ...er........hmmm, guess what? I
couldn't find any justification for those actions either...!
Now do some soul searching...
Eternity is a long long time. Each
decides for themselves where they will spend it.
Written by Bob Stanley, May 25, 1997
Updated April 25, 2000
Updated May 31,
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