This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY!
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: THEY ARE FAR FROM THY LAW.Psalm:119:150
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.Psalm:119:151
ARE WE NEAR GOD OR FAR FROM GOD?
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, WHO HATH GOD so nigh UNTO THEM, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?Deuteronomy:4:6-7
Study Deuteronomy 32 and Acts 17 Prayerfully…
A prayerful study of the Bible would show Protestants the real character of the papacy and would cause them to abhor and to shun it; but many are so wise in their own conceit that they feel no need of humbly seeking God that they may be led into the truth. Although priding themselves on their enlightenment, THEY ARE IGNORANT BOTH OF THE SCRIPTURES and of the POWER OF GOD ☝️. They must have some means of QUIETING THEIR CONSCIENCES, and they seek that which is LEAST SPIRITUAL and HUMILIATING. What they desire is a METHOD OF FORGETTING GOD which shall pass as a METHOD OF REMEMBERING HIM. The papacy is well adapted to meet the wants of all these. It is prepared for two classes of mankind, embracing nearly the whole world—those who would be saved by their merits, and those who would be saved in their sins. Here is the secret of its power. GC 572.2
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: …..Isaiah:40:25-26