Here is the test.
Apostle Paul said
"The man without the Spirit does not accept the
things that come from the Spirit of God, for they
are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand
them, because they are spiritually discerned".
(1 Cor 2:14)"
There are so many people who did not understand God.
1) How could Isralites demand a god for them to Aaron
AFTER they have seen God's presence and saw all
that happened when God appeared to Moses ! Hard for
we to figure out.
2) Irrespective of what God DID to Pharo, STILL he did
not believe or obey our God.
3) Of all the greatest fool is Juda. He cheated our
Lord for some thing like a small amount ( some one
told me it comes to $250 now). Amazing.
4) The Devil have seen the power of our Lord. He as
been to heaven. still his ego holds to challenge
God. so if you have ego against chruch, bishop,
priest . probably you are doing wrong things.
You are all in this chruch, not because you put in
effort to know our Lord, just because you were born
here. God wanted you. That is why you were born in
JSC. Just like Lord handpicked 12 apostles. You
could go to other places to worship. You could avoid
prayer,lent or Sacraments.. Every one has excuse for
what they are doing. And many excuses are valid in
our eyes. But that may not be case in His court of
judgement. So dont be foolish and lose all.
Every one of our acts will be evaluated by our Lord.
Yes every one of them. So make sure you dont break
the rules of the church.
in our Lord
St. Ignatious Church ,Dallas