Anti-Christian Quotes From the Dalai Lama

“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s reason and critical analysis.”
That standard leads you to do what you think is correct no matter what! Wow! Sorry but the “ultimate authority” is God.

“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”
I wonder what standard the Dalai Lama uses for “truth”?

“Self-Centeredness” quotes:
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
If it makes, you feel good….

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”
It seems that self-love comes first?

“Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.”
Again no need for Jesus here! Wow!
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.

“To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.”
Hmmm, there is a trend developing here…

“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”
Well, that sounds contradictory to their belief? Just more jibber jabber.

I ask that as Christians we pray for the Dalai Lama to honor the True God and repent. Millions upon Millions of souls depend on this! Buddhism is an idol worshipping tool of the devil. A self-serving dish of paganism. Though it is disguised with actions to help others, it is a help-yourself first, false religion/philosophy.

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Says Dalai Lama, but in Christianity, we don’t rely on the Roman goddess of luck, “FORTUNA” for direction and guidance.

God Bless
Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Penance (Heresy)

Just another work-based heresy by the Roman Catholic Church:

*In the Catholic tradition, the sacrament of reconciliation by which the penitent person is reconciled to God and the church through forgiveness of sin. Often such reconciliation comes after the penitent sinner performs some prescribed act as an indication of repentance.

A holy relationship with God only is made possible through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, not by our works! Read Ephesians 2: 8 (NASB)

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

Also Romans 4: 4-6 9NASB)

 Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Please pray for the Roman Catholic to see the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki &, Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 90

God Bless

Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Covenant, Covenant Theology

*Covenant refers to the act of God in freely establishing a mutually binding relationship with humankind. Through the covenant God bestows blessings on humans in conditional and unconditional terms. Conditionally, God blesses humans as they obey the terms of the covenant. God made covenants with Noah, Abraham, Moses and David. But above all, God has fulfilled these covenants and has inaugurated the New Covenant in Christ, which is for all people who trust in Him (Heb 9: 15, 27-28). Covenant theology is the system of theology that centers on God as a covenant-making God and sees in the history of creation two great covenants: the covenant of works and the covenant of grace. Covenant theology asserts that prior the the Fall God made a covenant of works with Adam as the representative of all humankind. In response to Adam’s disobedience God established a new covenant through the second Adam, Jesus Christ. Those who place their faith in Christ come under the benefits of this new covenant of grace.

God Bless

Brian Mason

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki &, Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 132

Is Kissing The Pope’s Feet Biblical?

Actually no it is forbidden in the Bible! It was a pagan custom to kiss the feet of emperors!

Acts 10: 25-26 (NASB)
25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am just a man.”

Rev 22: 8-9 (ESV)
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 9 but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

Please pray for the Roman Catholic.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Once Saved Always Saved?

The paramount issue here is that Salvation is a gift and received by faith alone. It is by grace and nothing that man does. Salvation is not by faith and some ceremony such as baptism. Once a man receives Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, that person is born of God! Having being born, you cannot be unborn. When regeneration is ordained the Christians life is forever changed.

Romans 6: 22-23

22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The believer’s life is eternal!

John 1: 9-13

9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

God Bless

Brian Mason

What Does It Mean To “Fall From Grace”?

“Falling from Grace” is only used once in the Holy Bible and you will find it’s use in Galatians 5:1-5 (ESV),

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. 4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

Paul was writing in regards to those who were turning law-works into something that was saving them from “falling away from grace.” This is not about someone losing their salvation. Again context is a mighty thing when reading scripture.

God Bless

Brian Mason