The One Sure Way That God Will Listen When We Call

12/12/2020 19 Comments

There are people who have developed the notion that so long as they pray and invoke the name of the Lord, they will already be saved. That is not true; they are just giving themselves false hope. 

The truth is — even if you keep on praying, even if you keep on calling on the name of the Lord, you will not be saved if you are not fulfilling His will. 

As it is written in Matthew 7:21 (KJV), 

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 

To enter into the kingdom of heaven, you have to do the will of the Father; that is, you have to keep His commandments and you have to do what the Father wants you to do. 

Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV) says, 

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 

The foremost duty of man is to obey God’s commandments and not the commandments and teachings of different religious groups such as the Catholic Church. If what you will follow are their invented teachings, like praying the rosary for nine consecutive days or the novena, walking on your knees at the aisles of cathedrals from the doorway to the altar, and kneeling before graven images and statues and worshiping them, you will not be saved. All these practices, which the Catholics observe, fall under idolatry and are in direct contrast with the teachings of God in the Bible. And definitely, such practices will not bring you to heaven. 

Remember, for you to be saved and become an heir of heaven, you have to obey God’s commandments — not defy them. Idolatry is an outright defiance of God’s commandment; statues and graven images should not be made objects of worship, even if they happen to be made of gold and silver. 

Acts 17:29 (KJV) says, 

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 

Just to think or presume that the Godhead can be represented in graven images and statues made of gold, silver, and stone is very wrong. It becomes much worse if you are going to kneel before them, offer flowers and light candles for them, and pray to them. Unfortunately, those are exactly what Catholic priests are teaching their followers to do — they are advocating the practice of idolatry. 

Idolatry is prohibited by God. However, His prohibition is not limited to worshiping graven images; it includes the carving of statues and graven images. Such is also an act of defiance to God’s commandments. 

As it is written in Deuteronomy 5:8-9 (KJV), 

Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: 
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, 

It is God whom you should worship and not false gods. Apparently, worshiping and revering false gods are manifestations of hatred to God. So if you profess that you love God, it is unto Him that you should render your worship, reverence, and devotion — not to graven images. 

Yet, what God prohibits people from doing are what the Catholic priests are zealously promoting. In effect, they are making themselves instruments in changing the truth of God into a lie as they teach people to worship the creature instead of the Creator. 

Romans 1:25 (KJV) says, 

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 

Thus, instead of redirecting your faith and devotion to your fellow creation of God, like Mary, the apostles, and the angels, it is unto the Creator that you should render them. And instead of addressing your prayers to these individuals, you should address them unto the Creator.  

Bear in mind, however, that not all those who call upon the name of the Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who abide by God’s commandments. In other words, it is your obedience to God’s teachings and commandments that will qualify you to enter the kingdom of heaven.


  1. Catholic church has a lot of man-made teachings. We must obey God's commandments ONLY. Praying to false gods is ridiculous!

  2. Thanks be to God for all His loving kindness.

  3. Amen. Thanks be to God for His teachings not from any other.

  4. Thanks be to God for this enlightening blog as always!

  5. Indeed! Catholic doctrine about worship is very wrong, they really serve the creation than the Creator! Thanks be to God for this blog!

  6. Amen. Amen. We must all pray to God Almighty, and we may be heard if we will follow His commandments and the works of faith.

  7. Thanks be to God. God is Truth and those who truly obey His Words will enter to the Kingdom of God.

  8. The one sure way that God will listen to our call and prayers is to first worship Him in truth and spirit and always obey His teachings and commandments to us. Thanks be to God!

  9. As a human created by God, I would want to know how to pray and be heard by God effectively. This is a person who believe in God should know. Thanks be to God.

  10. Thanks GOD for this clear and straightforward guidelines for invoking our GOD to listen to us. May GOD Keep you safe and Blessed always Mr. Controversy Extraodinary.

  11. God will surely listen to our prayers if we constantly obey His teachings and commandments to us. Thanks be to God.

  12. If we want God to hear our prayer, is not the flowery words that we say in front of a graven image, rather, we have to fulfill His will which include what is written in Deuteronomy 5:8-9. Thanks be to God!

  13. Obey God's commandments for him to grant our prayers!
    To God be the Glory!

  14. If we constantly obey and honor God, He will answer our prayers. Thanks be and glory to God!

  15. It is sad that a lot of people interprets bible verse on their on interpretation, where the bible clearly states that it is enough all we have to do is read and seek for the true truth caster. This piece is straight forward and very timely. I hope Catholic believers will open their minds ❤️

  16. "A true worshipper must worship God according to the way God expects him to worship Him. Nobody must do it in his own way or he will worship in vain." —Br. Eli Soriano

  17. AMEN!
    Thank you Father & The Christ for giving us Bro Eli :)