Bible studies # 51: Jesus came to shake families out of their comfort zone.

Catholics says “Families who pray together, stays together”. Jesus the Messiah says the radical opposite.

Sunday Christians are united, and not a challenge to anyone but the gospel.

Many claimed to be “Christians” wants followers of Jesus to do everything they can to avoid families from falling apart. New born Christians are told to submit to family values, and to not create division.

The logic is that families must always stay united, and serve Jesus together in everything.

With such an attitude, you can only be sure that no one in such families will be able to follow Jesus, who has called all of us to leave our comfort zone.

Because every first born Christian in any family, will be persecuted by all the other family members. Only if one is born again, there will be no problems and “unity”. Or all of the family is born again, a situation that is very rare.

Many Pastors do not teach this verse from the Bible, or tell the flock that it means something different than what is written:

Luke 14:26
If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.

To promote family unity at all cost, is a message that is Roman Catholic and religious by nature. No Roman Catholic must ever question the authority of the Pope, and do anything they can to protect the honor of the Church, and their head of family.

The worst thing that can happen to the Catholic Church, is that anyone is getting saved. Because that person will be lead by the Holy Spirit to say that there is no truth in the message of Catholic priests. That is why Rome stop people from coming into the light of the Gospel. Any Catholic touched by the Spirit of God must be put back into darkness at any cost.

Even among claimed to be Evangelicals, “family unity” is supposed to be of higher value, than the commands found in the gospel.

People who preach and teach “family unity at any cost” do go directly against the message of Jesus the Messiah.

Luke 12:51-52
Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.

(end of scripture).

People who wants to obey Jesus, will feel the heat when they challenge religious activities, and lukewarm Sunday Christianity.  Many born again Christians who leave their families like the first apostles, will be excommunicated and thrown out.

Jesus have some encouraging words for people who love Him more than their own religious family members.

Mark 10:29-31

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

(end of scripture)

Even in regards to married couples, husband and wife’s can make their own spouse an idol, they love more than Jesus.

Paul has the following message, to cosy married couple that spend their time holding hands in front of the TV:

1. Corintihans 7:29
What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not;.

Times is truly short. Jesus is about to return, and spit a lot of lukewarm people out of his mouth.

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20 thoughts on “Bible studies # 51: Jesus came to shake families out of their comfort zone.

  1. I thank God He led me to your blog!!! I know that what you are saying comes from the Holy Spirit, because it was the same thing that is being revealed to those who has the spirit of Christ. You are indeed right that pastors do not preach that. Because you know what, pastors are just getting their teachings from other men. They are just following the teachings of other men, higher than they are. But they will never see the true light of the gospel because they never allowed the Holy Spirit to teach them the Word of God. =|

    I also thank God for your site, because just months ago when He revealed to me about the Catholic church, and I am living in a country where most are Catholics, and I feel very sad about them. I know He led me to your site, because this will help me to expose to them the truth about the Catholic church.

    May the Lord our God bless you.

  2. I want to add one thing, In these last days you will be accused of “Judging” others in family. Inform yourself the difference of “Judging” and “Exorting”, as what is happening in my family in which my late father was a pastor. If you do not know that you have the Holy Spirit of God Through Jesus Chirst, ask, seek this first that your eyes be open to his word. Then if and or when, all else fails you will know that you live in truth, in Chirst, In Spirit, even if no one else listens. Beleive me when I say this, you will sense at times your speaking to a rock, and in some cases you are, as there heart has turned to one.

  3. A family that stays together, Prays together….AND THAT IS TRUTH and no denying it…..its not only a Catholic, but every Christian Truth!!! If you deny that then you are not a Christian!

    Luke 14:26
    Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three…..that is not the end of scripture….there is more and you don’t want to look at or your saying that the rest is not gooood enough for you and others!!!

    It is in the spiritual sense. Your “soul mate” is not your wife, or children – it is God. Look at it in the context of his entire ministry – clearly Christ says in other places that we should not hate anyone.

    “Hate not”… The law of Christ does not allow us to hate even our enemies, much less our parents: but the meaning of the text is, that we must be in that disposition of soul, as to be willing to renounce, and part with every thing, how near or dear soever it may be to us, that would keep us from following Christ.

    Jesus was employing the rabbinical debating technique of his time of hyperbole to make, one could say over make, his point.

    The Children of Israel were tribal. Family associations were everything to them. So, when Jesus tells them to hate their family connections in favor of God he is telling them that in the Kingdom of God family is no longer one’s father or mother but others who love and follow God. He used the same technique when he asked: “Who is my mother, my brothers, my sisters?”

    He was teaching us to love God and one another in a new way, a way in which family relationships have a new meaning. This goes along with his teaching that one’s enemies will be those of one’s own household with child divided against parent and daughters-in-law against mothers-in-law and other such natural family bonds.

    God is to be loved above all else, even to the point of leaving them behind in their unbelief, in order to follow Christ. I hope that helps.

    This is a troubling verse at first acquaintance, but if one accepts that Jesus commonly used hyperbole to make a point, and that the Aramaic and Hebrew languages tended to use the word “hate” in a much broader way than English, then it becomes much easier to understand the true meaning.

    Another point, though, is that this verse really demonstrates the remarkable honesty of both the authors of the Gospels and of the Catholic Church. It would have been very easy for the authors to omit or change passages, such as this one, that are hard to understand and explain. And it would have been just as easy for the Church to later edit those same passages. But none of that happened because the Resurrection inspired an unshakable faith in the original authors and in the bishops who later compiled their works into the book we know as the Bible.

    1. Dear Charles.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      “Hate not”… The law of Christ does not allow us to hate even our enemies, much less our parents:

      My reply:

      We are not to hate out parents. But we are going to hate sin. If your father forces you to worship a skull or an idol of stone and wood, you must rebuke Him. If He hits you, let Him hit you. Do not hit back. If He wants to kill you, let Him kill you.

      Luke 21:16
      You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.

      Many Christian martyrs have died, because they refused to bow to the authority of the Pope, and kiss idols.

      Roman Catholics make a mockery out of the scriptures, and blesses. Sin. Jesus is crystal clear, that Christians must not submit to what is wrong:

      Luke 14:26
      “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.

  4. You Quote!!
    “Many Christian martyrs have died, because they refused to bow to the authority of the Pope, and kiss idols.”

    Give an objective source that proves that………Not any of your Subjective views of history…….if you understand what I am saying!!

  5. The Office of Inquisition is now called: Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith…still functioning today although changed the name for obvious reasons!

    We know the RCC is drunk with the blood of the saints, even if they changed the name. Not fooling anyone.

  6. Not good enough answer……maybe saying which inquistion Roman, Portuguese, Medival………..NO SPANISH INQUISITION! That is a poor excuse I have heard before….you need to know history very well before just saying the word Lass!!

    The Spanish Inquisition is the source of most of the myths surrounding “The Inquisition.” But the Spanish Inquisition was actually a mid-fifteenth century adoption of inquisition courts for a very specific political purpose. It was a government-controlled inquisition aimed primarily at faithful Catholics of Jewish ancestry. The image of a Spanish Inquisition burnings hundreds of thousands of Protestant heretics has no basis in fact— there were few if any Protestants in Spain.

    Though first established with papal approval, the Spanish Inquisition quickly came to be dominated by the Spanish monarchy—not the Church. It had strong and ugly racial overtones as it was aimed at those of Jewish and, later, Muslim ancestry. While it certainly was a force that kept Protestant thought out of Spain in the Reformation and post-Reformation era, the number of those actually prosecuted for such theological dissent was very small.

    The last major outburst of the inquisition in Spain was again aimed at Jewish converts in the 1720s. The Spanish Inquisition was formally ended by the monarchy in 1834, though it had effectively ended years earlier.

    The Spanish Inquisition became the primary source of the myths and Reformation propaganda that created the Catholic urban legend of the Inquisition. This is the urban legend of an all-embracing, papally dominated Inquisition that lasted from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries, supposedly aimed at a hidden, Bible-believing Church.

    This myth of the Inquisition grew out of sixteenth-century Reformation propaganda. It served as a means to generate anti-Catholic sentiment, particularly during the revolt of Netherlands against Spain that began in 1548. The myth of the Inquisition created a black legend that circulated throughout sixteenth-century Europe. It portrayed Spain as a symbol of repression, brutality, intolerance, and backwardness for centuries. This image became inextricably tied to the Church in general.

    Oddly enough, the building of the myth of the Spanish Inquisition had little to do with the actual racial persecution in Spain against Jewish converts to the faith. That real tragedy of the Spanish Inquisition would not be rediscovered until unbiased historical studies of the late nineteenth century.

    Well we are also responsible for the care given to millions of plague victims in the middle ages, as well as feeding and sheltering countless numbers of the homeless and starving for the last couple thousand years, not to mention all the schools we have founded and staffed with low-to-no income workers. We updated barbarian legal codes to better respect the rights and dignity of women. We brought brutal gladiatorial spectacles to an end by our disapproval. We got the Americans to stop their human sacrifices. Oh, and we custom-made an alphabet for the Slavic languages, and taught them how to read. Then the Slavs mostly went communist-totalitarian and thanked us properly for all we had done for them.

    The Inquisitions’ role was to investigate the truth of allegations of heresy by baptised Christians. NO non-Christian was ever investigated, much less found guilty, much less killed, by any Catholic Inquisistion, unless he was falsely and deliberately pretending to be a Catholic whilst secretly practising and promoting doctrines contrary to Catholic dogma.

    The United Nations definition of “genocide” is that at least 1000 innocent people per year must have been murdered because of their race or ethnic group. The Catholic Inquisitions over 700 years resulted in the deaths (executed by civil authorities, not by any Church authority) of a grand total of about 3000 people convicted of heresy. And none of these was executed because of his race or ethnic identity.

    The Catholic Inquisitions saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who, they found, had been falsely accused of heresy or witchcraft, and who would have been executed if the Inquisitions had not existed. Indeed this was the reason they were set up, to prevent injustice and summary executions. Most of the best and most humane features of modern court systems today were first invented and used by the Catholic Inquisitions.

    And who is the “we” who choose to ignore the fact that the Inquisitions happened? I’ve never nmet anybody who ignores it or tries to deny it.

    It’s bizarre saying you don’t want “stupid” responses when Ivar’s statement contains several breathtakingly stupid and false assertions and implications.

  7. Charles:

    You wrote:
    The Catholic Inquisitions saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who, they found, had been falsely accused of heresy or witchcraft, and who would have been executed if the Inquisitions had not existed. Indeed this was the reason they were set up, to prevent injustice and summary executions. Most of the best and most humane features of modern court systems today were first invented and used by the Catholic Inquisitions.

    My Comment:
    This is a rather bizzare claim, that the RCC saved thousands. For 600 years the Pope’s thought of the torture-e/executions. Let me remind you of a few people murdered by them and their “crime”:
    Tyndale: for translating scripture
    Wycliff: translating scripture
    John Rogers: preaching and translating scripture

    1. Dear Sue.

      Shalom.

      The logic of Charles, is that all who were put in the prison of the Inquisition tribunals, were safer there, than if they were roaming around in public among all the witchcraft doctors.

      Jews who had been put in prison by Catholic bishops, could be told to say proper Catholic prayers, and not be misled to go to synagogues and do all the deceptive stuff within Judaism.

      For Catholics, its a horrible thing, to see a place of worship which do not include idols. “god” is not there. People who attend such must be punished.

  8. What about the Inquisition? Often, in a discussion on religion all that’s needed is for someone to say “Well, you Catholics had the Inquisition”, and that seems to be enough to put the Catholic down for the count.

    This is indeed an objection that is often posed to us Catholics: how could the Catholic Church, which proclaims it cannot teach error in the areas of faith and morals, be part of this infamous period of history in which the “Church killed millions”?

    While even one death “at the hands of the CC” is troubling and ought not be dismissed, one ought to be quite suspicious of the wild figures that have been thrown about regarding the number of deaths.

    Case in point: a few years ago I received an email advertisement from a Catholic friend. As an aside, the advertisement said, “It is estimated that close to 9 million women died during the Inquisition.”

    This is absurd. 9 million deaths in medieval Europe would have depopulated Europe.

    Some facts:
    There were a few different Inquisitions.
    The most notorious was the Spanish Inquisition.
    Most historians agree that the number of deaths totaled no more than a few thousand, over several centuries.
    Protestants also had Inquisitions in order to extinguish Catholic “heretics”.
    There was no formal “Inquisition”, run by the Vatican. Rather, there were local “ecclesial investigations” managed by local officials.
    While these local church officials conducted the trials, the punishment was left to the secular officials.
    That sinners exist in the Church, that the authority of the Church has used poor judgment, that sometimes over-zealous Catholics misunderstand the teachings of Christ–these should be acknowledged. No one can deny that the Church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. As Pope JPII professed, “Men of the church, in the name of faith and morals, have sometimes used methods not in keeping with the Gospels in the solemn duty of defending truth.”

    What Catholics in authority erroneously did was to wrongly destroy heretics when it was attempting to rightly destroy heresy.

    This does not change the fact that the Catholic Church is the church established by Christ to proclaim the Truth of God’s revelation.

    What the Church proclaims (its orthodoxy–literally, “right teaching”) should not be confused with how some of its members act (its orthopraxy–literally “right practice”). That is, the Church did not ever teach that it was good to burn dissenters at the stake. That was never part of its orthodoxy. That Catholics did this (its orthopraxy) is a testament to the fact that the church is comprised of sinners. And when Catholics become enmeshed with the cultural norms and ethics of society (rather than being cleaved to Christ), sin abounds in the Church.

    “The crucial thing for Catholics, once they have obtained some appreciation of the history of the Inquisition, is to explain how such an institution could have been associated with a divinely established Church and why it is not proper to conclude, from the existence of the Inquisition, that the Catholic Church is not the Church of Christ. This is the real point at issue, and this is where any discussion should focus.

    To that end, it is helpful to point out that it is easy to see how those who led the Inquisitions could think their actions were justified. The Bible itself records instances where God commanded that formal, legal inquiries—that is, inquisitions—be carried out to expose secret believers in false religions. In Deuteronomy 17:2–5 God said: “If there is found among you, within any of your towns which the Lord your God gives you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing his covenant, and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden, and it is told you and you hear of it; then you shall inquire diligently [note that phrase: “inquire diligently”], and if it is true and certain that such an abominable thing has been done in Israel, then you shall bring forth to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones.” source

    So as such, Catholics in the church sin. Even the pope. Every day. But it remains true that the Holy Spirit has protected the Catholic Church (the Magisterium) from ever teaching error.

    1. Dear Danny

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      You wrote:

      So as such, Catholics in the church sin. Even the pope. Every day. But it remains true that the Holy Spirit has protected the Catholic Church (the Magisterium) from ever teaching error.

      My reply:

      Teaching errors?

      1. The Bible says that God the Father is “Holy Father”. The Magisterium claims that the Pope is the “Holy Father”. The Pope is the only man who equal him self with god.

      2. The Bible says the Queen of Heaven is a pagan goddess, that provoke God to anger. The Magisterium have made “Catholic Mary” the Queen of Heaven.

      3. The Bible says Jewish virgin Miriam, the mother of Yeshua (Jesus) later got many children. The Magisterium claims “Catholic Mary” was ever virgin. She got married to a man, but never satisfied his sexual desires.

      4. The Bible says The Holy Spirit is the vicar of Christ on Earth. The Magisterium claims the Pope is the vicar of Christ.

      I could make this list long as a polar night.

      The Magisterium is a false religion, and pure blasphemy from A to Z.

      If you do not debate my point 1-4, but rather try to publish another Roman Catholic booklet, I will spam you.

      1. Amen! I hope you can share tips with me as to how to become as knowledgeable about scripture and the blasphemes of other so called “christian” churches. It’s obvious you have the sword that scripture speaks of..cuts going in and cuts coming out..In these last days its so important to know the word to be able to fight the enemy with. I feel bad at times because I am not there yet with memory of all scripture or even all understanding to also use as reference when even trying to teach an unbeliever. Please email me when you get a chance..thank you!

  9. During the Inquisition heretics were murdered. Today Rome is merging with Islam while seducing other religions. Contradiction? Not really when the end game is power politically while enslaving spiritually.

  10. “Unity” without truth, is satanism. I’d rather be divided from all these so-called “Christians”, than unified with them in lies. True unity comes by coming together at the truth.

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