In the gospel of St. John we read of the marriage feast at Cana. Here Mary emphasizes the importance of Jesus, her son, and the words that He speaks.
Realizing that the wine was gone, and that she herself could not do anything, she tells Jesus, the only One who could do something. Mary then gives the servants A COMMAND, one that we all should consider. "His mother saith unto the servants, WHATSOEVER HE SAITH UNTO YOU, DO IT." JOHN 2:5.
This is the only recording in the Bible where Mary gives a command, so most certainly all Roman Catholics should take heed to her words... "WHATSOEVER HE SAITH UNTO YOU, DO IT."
Since the goal of all good Roman Catholics is to get to heaven, let us look in the Bible and do what Mary said to do; see what Jesus says and do it.
JESUS SAYS ... He is the ONLY one that can be your Saviour. "Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME." JOHN 14:6
HE DID NOT SAY ... to trust in saints, the pope, or even His mother, Mary, to save you. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." ACTS 4:12.
JESUS SAYS ... FAITH IN HIM, is the only kind that can save you. "He that BELIEVETH ON THE SON hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." JOHN 3:36.
HE DID NOT SAY ... special sacrifices or good works were needed to help save you. "But to him THAT WORKETH NOT, but believeth ON HIM that justifieth the ungodly, HIS FAITH IS COUNTED for righteousness." ROMANS 4:5.
JESUS SAYS.. . EVERLASTING life is the only kind He gives. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth MY word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath EVERLASTING life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." JOHN 5:24.
HE DID NOT SAY ... it was probationary life which depended on our keeping it or we'd lose it. "And I give unto them ETERNAL life; and they shall NEVER PERISH, neither shall any man pluck them out of MY hand." JOHN 10:28
JESUS SAYS ... GOD'S words are the only authority to follow. "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not MY words, hath one that judgeth him: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, the same shall judge him in the last day." JOHN 12:48.
HE DID NOT SAY ... traditions or the commandments of men were HIS words. "Howbeit IN VAIN do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." "Making the word of God of none effect THROUGH YOUR TRADITION, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." MK 7:7&13.
Friend, you can RIGHT NOW be saved and KNOW that you have ETERNAL life, if you will put your "complete" faith in Jesus Christ, and stop relying on yourself, church, sacraments, or anything else to save or help save you. Jesus is the Saviour. Do you believe He can save you, or don't you? "These things have I written unto you that BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD; that ye may KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL: LIFE, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." I JOHN 5:13 The very moment you COMPLETELY TRUST Jesus Christ as YOUR Saviour and Lord ... THAT VERY MOMENT ... you are saved FOREVER!
WHAT IS YOUR DECISION?
I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE WHAT JESUS SAYS. I know that I am a sinner, and for the first time I really believe that Jesus Christ can do for me what He says. I have just now prayed and trusted Him to be my Saviour. "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." ROMANS 10:13.
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