Ladies and Gentlemen, Boy and Girls, Christian Warriors and NOT ! As we enter into the weeks of Lent before us, I ask with all sincerity that all read this short passage from the Gospel of John. Keeping an open heart and mind to ones personal salvation and repentance. It is imperative for all mankind, young and old, Christian or Not.
Try deeply, with all one has of ones faith to believe. Even if that level of faith is but the shadow of a muster seed. Try as you might, hold fast to the truth with in these sacred words which have been passed onto you today.
Accept what is written here, for if one truly wishes eternal life in the presence of our Lord. Repent from within your private prayer closet (Matthew 6, ver.6) and speak with the Lord from your heart, for he knows all things, be they good or bad which one has done.
Ask for forgiveness and turn now, from the ways of this world and the evil which lurks and seeks the weak, ready to devour one and corrupt what is Godly within you.
In Jesus’ Holy and Devout Name, I pray for you and your eternal salvation. For it is your most precious possession and a gift from our Lord to you. And one you need to guard at all times. So please, with great humility, find it in your heart to accept what maybe contrary to your belief, heart and ways. Turn back towards Him who loves and is reaching out for you, now and always until the end.
Sincerely and Prayerfully – IHS and yours, humbling ones self to the Lord will, is all He seeks from those that have strayed and or Lost in this world. Be they Christian or Not. All can be His “prodigal son and daughter”, forevermore !
The Most Rev. Dr. Archbishop ++ Andrew R. M. Manley
D.D., Th.D., M.R.Php., B.D., H.O.S., A.O.H., S.O.of E., COstC.,
O.S.A., O.S.P., O.S.B., S.O.BB.
Joh 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
Joh 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Joh 3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Joh 3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Joh 3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
Joh 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
Joh 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.