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Mother Teresa Proves That You Cannot Be Saved By Works!

Posted by healtheland on 25th August 2007

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20440800/ “Mother Teresa’s hidden faith struggle, laid bare in a new book that shows she felt alone and separated from God … Her ordeal, laid out to a series of confessors and confidants, became public knowledge in 2003 during the investigation into her cause for sainthood, a process fast-tracked by Pope John Paul II… Mother Teresa as a mystic who experienced visions of Jesus speaking to her early in her ministry, only to lose that connection and long for it like an unrequited love for most of her last four decades.” “Other saints did these wonderful things and works for God and on behalf of the church, but most of them had the benefit of a very rich and rewarding prayer life. Mother Teresa in a sense was going on an empty tank all day.”

Some writings seem to suggest she doubted God’s existence. She wrote in 1959: “What do I labour for? If there be no God — there can be no soul — if there is no Soul then Jesus You also are not true.”

“I have no Faith — I dare not utter the words & thoughts that crowd in my heart — & make me suffer untold agony,” she wrote in an undated letter.

In 1956, she wrote: “Such deep longing for God and … repulsed empty no faith no love no zeal. … Heaven means nothing pray for me please that I keep smiling at Him in spite of everything.”

Jim Towey, Mother Teresa’s legal counsel from 1985 until her death and former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, said he always presumed Mother Teresa’s hardships were physical and that her prayer life sustained her. Now, he sees suffering consistent with lives of other saints and that of Jesus, who according to Scripture cried out to God on the cross, “Why have you forsaken me?” (blasphemy!)

People, works cannot save. Works – based religions cannot save. A religion that causes you to idolize and elevate humans (saints and Mary) and images (icons) will inevitably cause you to take your eyes off God and to instead concentrate on your own works and those of others. We are saved not by works, but by the Bread of Life: Jesus Christ! If you have not trusted Jesus Christ with your salvation, follow The Three Step Salvation Plan toda

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