Jesus also claims power to raise His own dead body (John 2:19-21)
Jesus claims to be the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE (John 14:6)
Jesus & the Father are equal in the Old Testament (Zechariah 2:10-12)
How to Identify a False Prophet
Deut. 18:22 - "If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true,
that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him."
New Age Religions
There are definitely true Christians within Roman Catholicism. This is unfortunate, though, because Roman Catholicism is NOT a Christian framework. One of the tests of this is the argument that I have listed at the top. Roman Catholicism teaches that God’s Word has been corrupted by means of the Protestant Reformation. This religion is forced to believe that this movement has corrupted the majority of God’s Word, which is being spread around the world today. By following the three steps in the argument above, you will easily see that Roman Catholicism is, unfortunately, a false framework of Christianity.
To pray to the Saints or Mary is to deny God His personal relationship with you. Could Mary or the Saints pray for you: yes, but this doesn't deny God His relationship with Mary or the Saints. To pray to Mary or the Saints, though, does deny God His relationship with you; and it makes Him out to be less powerful than He is. It's as if God needs a secretary to take His messages while He is busy with something else. Jesus is our main example, and He never prayed to anyone but the Father. While He was on the earth, the disciples also always spoke directly to Jesus; so why should this direct communication change? The answer is: it shouldn't!
Here is a great video to watch if someone wants to know the reliability of the New Testament.
The Way to the Truth Means Life
If you listen carefully, as you should with all contrary religious speakers, you will notice that New Age doctrines tend to contradict themselves. Often times, you will hear these religions make the claim that each individual will judge themselves in the afterlife. If this is the case, why would one judge oneself harshly, and by what standard are they judging against? God first has to exist in order for there to be a standard for judgment. If they say, like many other religions do, that Jesus is one of many powerful "beings", "Ascended Masters", or "Aliens", and make the claim that this is the truth, then they severely contradict themselves. The concept of "Truth" has to be black and white. "Truth" has to be one way, and not multiple ways, or else truth cannot exist. If truth exists, then a monotheistic God has to be that standard. Interestingly enough, Jesus is the only individual in history to claim to be, "the way, and the truth, and the life."
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