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Does the Shepherd Hermas match up with the word of God?

How about all the early


recorded writings of the Catholics? Let us see. First the scriptures. Acts 2:36-41
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same
Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this,
they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the
apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent,
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of
sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto
you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD
our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying,
Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his
word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three
thousand souls. Also, Acts 10:36, 43-48 The word which God sent unto the children
of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) To him give all
the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall
receive remission of sins. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell
on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were
astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was
poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and
magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not
be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded
them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Finally, Acts 22:13-16 Came unto me,
and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I
looked up upon him. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that
thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice
of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen
and heard. And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy
sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Hermas was completed around 160 A.D. This
book was very popular among Christians until the fourth century when the trinity
was adopted by Catholics. 15:9-10 Hear then why the tower is builded upon waters;
it is because your life is saved and shall be saved by water. 21:7-8 But the
others, which fall near the waters and yet cannot roll into the water, wouldest
thou know who are they? These are they that heard the word, and would be baptized
unto the name of the Lord. We already read the Jesus is the one Lord over all.
noted in Acts 4:12/10:36, Matthew 28;18, and Zechariah 14:9. We read in the
teachings or Didache made around 140 A.D. or so the following. Didache 9:5 And let
none eat or drink of your Eucharist but such as have been baptized into the name
of the Lord, for of a truth the Lord hath said concerning this, give not that
which is holy unto dogs. Hermas 32:2 First of all, believe that God is One. 45:10-
12 For they that waver towards God, these are the doubtful-minded, and they never
obtain any of their petitions. But they that are complete in the faith make all
their petitions trusting in the Lord, and they receive, because they ask without
wavering, nothing doubting; for every doubtful-minded man, if he repent not, shall
hardly be saved. Justin Martyr 90-165 A.D. also confirmed baptism in Jesus name.
As says by the the water and the cross are we saved. He changes the Apostle's
formula to an extended trinity with Christ Jesus in it's center. Yet the damage
was done. And Tertullian would later modify the formula to simply the titles
later. His words on baptism are as what follows. will also relate the manner in
which we dedicated ourselves to God when we had been made new through Christ;
lest, if we omit this, we seem to be unfair in the explanation we are making. As
many as are persuaded and believe that what we teach and say is true, and
undertake to be able to live accordingly, are instructed to pray and to entreat
God with fasting, for the remission of their sins that are past, we praying and
fasting with them. Then they are brought by us where there is water, and are
regenerated in the same manner in which we were ourselves regenerated. For, in the
name of God, the Father and Lord of the universe, and of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and of the Holy Spirit, they then receive the washing with water. For Christ also
said, "Except ye be born again, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Now, that it is impossible for those who have once been born to enter into their
mothers' wombs, is manifest to all. And how those who have sinned and repent shall
escape their sins, is declared by Esaias the prophet, as I wrote above; he thus
speaks: "Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from your
souls; learn to do well; judge the fatherless, and plead for the widow: and come
and let us reason together, saith the Lord. And though your sins be as scarlet, I
will make them white like wool; and though they be as crimson, I will make them
white as snow. But if ye refuse and rebel, the sword shall devour you: for the
mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." And for this [rite] we have learned from the
apostles this reason. Since at our birth we were born without our own knowledge or
choice, by our parents coming together, and were brought up in bad habits and
wicked training; in order that we may not remain the children of necessity and of
ignorance, but may become the children of choice and knowledge, and may obtain in
the water the remission of sins formerly committed, there is pronounced over him
who chooses to be born again, and has repented of his sins, the name of God the
Father and Lord of the universe; he who leads to the laver the person that is to
be washed calling him by this name alone. For no one can utter the name of the
ineffable God; and if any one dare to say that there is a name, he raves with a
hopeless madness. And this washing is called illumination, because they who learn
these things are illuminated in their understandings. And in the name of Jesus
Christ, who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, and in the name of the Holy Ghost,
who through the prophets foretold all things about Jesus, he who is illuminated is
washed. Now Clement of Alexandria. 160 A.D. We who are baptized, having wiped off
the sins which obscure the light of the Divine Spirit. Clement then shows that the
"gift of the Spirit" is the ability to discern the Word once we have turned to
Christ. The same also takes place in our case, whose exemplar Christ became. Being
baptized, we are illuminated; illuminated, we become sons; being made sons, we are
made perfect; being made perfect, we are made immortal. "I," says He, "have said
that ye are gods, and all sons of the Highest." Palm 82:6." Clement notes that
Christ was baptized because His task was to model the way all are to become free
of Sin. He actually took on the sin of the whole world. His own death paid the
price but Baptism was His "form of doctrine" which we repeat to identify with Him.
Matthew 3:13-16 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized
of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and
comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for
thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. Fulfill
includes to fully preach baptism: Pleroo (g4137) play-ro'-o; from 4134; to make
replete i.e. (lit.) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (fig.) to furnish (or
imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or
task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.: - accomplish, * after, (be)
complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfill, (be, make) full (come), fully preach,
perfect, supply. 8:32-36 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any
man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily,
I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant
abideth not in the house for ever: [but] the Son abideth ever. If the Son
therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. For at the moment of the
Lord's baptism there sounded a voice from heaven, as a testimony to the Beloved,
"And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased." Let us then ask the wise, Is Christ, begotten to-day, already perfect,
or-what were most monstrous-imperfect? If the latter, there is some addition He
requires yet to make. But for Him to make any addition to His knowledge is absurd,
since He is God. For none can be superior to the Word, or the teacher of the only
Teacher. Before we depart we leave with the letter or Epistles of Barnabas. Now
let us see if the Lord has been at any pains to give us a foreshadowing of the
waters of Baptism and of the cross. Regarding the former, we have the evidence of
Scripture that Israel would refuse to accept the washing which confers the
remission of sins and would set up a substitution of their own instead (Jer 22:13,
Isa 16:1-2/33:16-18 and Psalm 1:3-6). Observe there how he describes both the
water and the cross in the same figure. His meaning is, "Blessed are those who go
down into the water with their hopes set on the cross." Here he is saying that
after we have stepped down into the water, burdened with sin and defilement, we
come up out of it bearing fruit, with reverence in our hearts and the hope of
Jesus in our souls. (11:1-10) Written between 70 to 100 A.D. Now these men were
much closer to Christ and his appointed Apostles. Meaning that they would have a
clearer
vision and doctrine than today, for the simple fact that they had direct ties and
were more accountable. Roman once heard, received, believed and finally preached
the true Gospel. One cannot commit adultery or fornication without once being
married or united. To Christ Jesus in this case. Revelations 2:20-23
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that
woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my
servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I
gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will
cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great
tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with
death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and
hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. Isaiah 4:1
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our
own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take
away our reproach. Revelations 17:1-6 And there came one of the seven angels
which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With
whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the
earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away
in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured
beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman
was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones
and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of
her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE
GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman
drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:
and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And we will read Paul's
letter to them. Romans 6:3-5 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into
Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by
baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory
of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been
planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of
his resurrection. Today, we all can either accept or reject the word of God. God
never forced anyone to serve him. Yet all actions have consequences. Mark 16:16 He
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be
damned. Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with
him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
1 Peter 3:21 The like figure where unto even baptism doth also now save us (not
the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience
toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Matthew 18:16 But if he will not
hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word may be established. 2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time
I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be
established. There is hope and happiness to be found by true faith in Christ
Jesus.