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Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church, Part 7:

I’ve known for years and years that something just “wasn’t right” with the Catholic Church. From the VERY beginning of its very own inception, as well as all throughout human history, the Roman Catholic Church is/has been one of THE MOST evilest organizations in history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is said that the Roman Catholic Church secretly financed both sides of MAJOR WARS and even Hitler’s own HOLOCAUST!

HITLER AND POPE

It was also highly rumored to be involved with the spread of the Spanish flu, murdered TONS of innocent Christian women, men and children (those who were TRUE Christians who insisted on praying ONLY to Jesus Christ Almighty and NOT to demons disguised as “saints”, etc.) during the Spanish Inquisition etc.

 

Have you ever stopped to wonder why nearly all mobster guys are seemingly “Roman Catholic” or why the Vatican has a HUGE SECRET LIBRARY ARCHIVES that they let no-one view or see? I understand if the materials are “fragile” and “can’t be handled much” or whatever, but why not GENERALLY disclose the contents to the public? Even general examples of the content to the public? WHY all the “secrecy” if they’re so “innocent”? The simple answer is they’re not so “innocent”, folks, FAR FROM IT, IN FACT!

VATICAN LIBRARY, SECRET ARCHIVES

And as a matter of fact, the “Jesus Christ” that CATHOLICS worship is a FALSE PAGAN SUN GOD (HELIOS) JESUS! Don’t believe me? Check out the “halos” on any depiction of a “Catholic saint”. Hint: those aren’t halos you see but are representations of SUNS/SUN RAYS! {Please note that OTHER “gods” (such as Buddha, Krishna, etc) are ALSO depicted with “halos” of “sun rays” surrounding them!}


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Folks, the truth is, the Catholic Church, through and through, is OF THE DEVIL! MARK MY WORDS! (And don’t say I didn’t try to warn you!!!!!!!!) People keep searching high and low for the “Anti-Christ” thinking he will come somewhere from OUTSIDE the church. But today, I submit to you that The Devil’s STEATHILY INFILTRATED “modern-day Christianity” ALL ALONG, since its very inception! How much longer are today’s “Christians” gonna just blindly accept the Devil’s LIES?

Today, I further submit to you that the “Anti-Christ” will more than likely come from WITHIN “the Church”. It’s just that many “Christians” out there (including myself, BEFORE I did all my thorough research on the matter) are just blindly going along with “church/mankind’s traditions” instead of GOD’S/JESUS CHRIST’S true biblical traditions/mandates! They never DO the research on Christianity’s TRUE history because they think it’s “not necessary” and “outdated”!

But that’s exactly how the Devil rolls. He tries to get as MANY Christians as possible to believe that the Lord’s feasts mentioned in Leviticus 23, Hebrews 4: 9-10, Exodus 20: 8-11, and 1 Corinthians 5:8 are “no longer applicable” and “Jewish holidays, ONLY“, that the Passover (Luke 22:15, 1 Corinthians 11: 23-25) “no longer applies” and that Matthew 19:17, 1 John 2: 3-4, 1 John 5:3, and Revelation 14:12 are only talking of “those Christians who were trying to be *Jewish*!” 

So, in conclusion and in summary, the Roman Catholic Church:

DURING THE TIMES OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE & AFTER:

  • Did away with the 7th-day BIBLICALLY-MANDATED Sabbath (Saturday)
  • Did away with the Lord’s 7 Annual Holy Days, plus 2 Minor days
  • Instituted a FAKE Sun-worshipping Sabbath (Sunday)
  • PROHIBITED “Christian” worshipers from resting ON the TRUE Sabbath, and instead forcing them by law/mandate to rest on the FALSE Sabbath (Sunday) and to WORK on the TRUE Sabbath (Saturday), which was EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN IN THE BIBLE!
  • PROHIBITED “Christian” worshipers from participating in the Lord’s 7 Holy Days and instead, forcing them to celebrate in FAKE PAGAN-ORIGINATED HOLIDAYS such as Christmas, Easter, etc.
  • Torchured and Murdered many TRUE CHRISTIANS (those who believed in worshiping/praying to Jesus and Jesus Christ, ALONE) during the Spanish Inquisition (and possibly even during the Crusades as well) http://ivarfjeld.com/2011/04/23/the-papal-butchers-that-killed-true-christians/
  • Instituted the false worship of IDOLS (statues of Mary and Jesus, etc.) INTO the “church”
  • Instituted the FALSE IDEA that “the church” was a BUILDING, and not the BODY/ASSEMBLY OF BELIEVERS, THEMSELVES!
  • Did away with the 2nd commandment in the King James Bible and danced around it in their OWN “bible”
  • Instituted the FALSE IDEA that one must pray to Mary and “statues” and win salvation by WORKS and/or INDULGENCES
  • Instituted the FALSE IDEA that one must confess sins to a PRIEST, instead of to Jesus Christ Almighty, HIMSELF!
  • Instituted the FALSE/UNBIBLICAL idea of “Purgatory” (which isn’t found on ONE single page of the King James Version Bible! NOT ONE!) 
  • Instituted the FALSE IDEA that the Pope is more or less “Christ on Earth”
  • Instituted the FALSE IDEA that Jesus Christ is “pleased” with gold displays and “lavish buildings”
  • Instituted the FALSE IDEA(S) that Jesus Christ had no siblings (in spite of the KJV saying otherwise), that Mary was born by immaculate conception/virgin birth (AS IF!), that Mary is to be carried around on a “platform” in a procession and WORSHIPED (why, in the name of God??????????????), etc.
  • Is very “biblically likely” to be the WHORE OF BABYLON, TALKED ABOUT IN REVELATION!!!!! 
  • Plus MANY, MANY MORE!!!!!!!!!

Note: IF you are a Catholic who REMAINS in the Roman Catholic Church despite all the overwhelming evidence that it’s anything BUT a true, biblically accurate “church” of Jesus Christ Almighty, I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will OPEN UP YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH and save your soul for eternity before it’s too late. My advice would be to read the King James Bible (the ORIGINAL King James Version, NOT the *New* King James Version) back to back and then see how it lines up with “Catholic doctrine”.

And if you are a “Christian” who thinks “there’s nothing wrong with the Catholic Church”, I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will open up your eyes, as well.

And remember: BEFORE I did my thorough research on the TRUE history of Christianity, I was just like you……..blinded about the *hellish truth* of the Roman Catholic Church and it’s TRUE history! But now that I know, I want YOU to know, too! This Roman Catholic Church series is just my way of sharing with all of you what I have learned during all my “research” on the Catholic Church!

But  you need to do the research while you still can and while it’s still out there! We never know when we’re gonna die just like we never know when the world’s gonna end or if there’s going to be some sort of natural disaster or worse, tomorrow! (Like, SERIOUSLY!!!!) Time is short. Time is of the essence. Utilize it for the Lord’s glory!  

 

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church Part 6

For those of us who’ve done the research and know first-hand just how PAGAN the Roman Catholic Church really IS, it should come as no surprise to us that practically ALL “Christian holidays” (such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s, Halloween, etc.) are pretty much ALL situated around ancient Pagan “sex/fertility rituals”). Yup, you heard me right.

  • Christmas (based off of the Pagan Festival Saturnalia, which encouraged drunken orgies and lawlessness)
  • Easter (based off of the Pagan Festival of Ishtar, goddess of sex/fertility, whose symbols were “painted eggs” and “the rabbit”)
  • Valentine’s Day (based off the Pagan “Lustfest” called Lupercalia)
  • New Year’s (Like Christmas, based off the Pagan Festival(s) Saturnalia and Yule, which encouraged drunken orgies, etc.)
  • Halloween (based off of Samhain, which is/was more or less considered *institutionalized orgies and/or necrophilia*)

So then, it should REALLY come as no surprise then that the Roman Catholic Church is a PHALLIC WORSHIPER! Don’t believe me? Examine the evidence!!!!!

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Every “Easter”, Orthodox Catholic churches have congregants make “penis cakes” (called Kulich cakes), surrounded by “painted eggs” and are “brought to the local Catholic priest to be BLESSED” before being consumed! Now tell me: just what do PENIS CAKES and PAINTED EGGS have to do with the Lord Jesus Christ and his TRUE gospel? Answer: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!

But the Roman Catholic Church isn’t the ONLY institution on Earth who participates in phallus/penis worship. Other signs of penis worship can be found all throughout VARIOUS sculptures and architecture, etc., with the main examples being the “Obelisks” at both the Vatican itself and in the U.S. Capital! But the point I’m trying to make is that phallus worship is associated with the mystery PAGAN RELIGION(S) of ANCIENT BABYLON! And Catholicism, as most of you now know, sprung forth OUT of ancient Pagan Babylonian religion!

But anyways, I feel like I could preach and preach and preach and preach AGAINST the Roman Catholic Church until I’m blue in the face and yet, there’d STILL be those people out there who stubbornly INSIST on following the Catholic Church and its ways! However, please know this: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Jesus Christ gave each of us a choice. We can CHOOSE to follow Him and his divine creeds/commands in the bible or we can CHOOSE to follow Paganism/Mystery Babylon. The choice is up to YOU! But don’t say I didn’t try to warn you!

The Roman Catholic Church IS the Whore of Babylon talked about in the book of Revelation (I’m nearly 100% sure of this!) However, the “mother church” has MANY DAUGHTERS and the Whore’s “daughters” are ALL OTHER CHRISTIAN CHURCHES that adhere to Sun-day worship (the FALSE unbiblical Sabbath) and FALSE PAGAN TEACHINGS/PAGAN HOLIDAYS!

Just how many “Christian churches” do you know of today that celebrate the following 7 festivals of the Lord, plus 2 “Minor” Festivals of the Lord AND that adhere to the 7th day BIBLICAL Sabbath (Saturday)? Know of any? Didn’t think so.

7 MAJOR Festivals of the Lord:

  • Passover

  • Feast of Unleavened Bread

  • Feast of Firstfruits

  • Pentecost

  • Feast of Trumpets

  • Day of Atonement

  • Feast of Tabernacles

2 Minor Festivals of the Lord:

  • Purim

  • Hannukah

On other other hand, how many “Christian churches” do you know of today that celebrate the SUN-DAY Sabbath, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, New Year’s, Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day, and that have NEVER EVEN HEARD OF the 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord, plus 2 minor feasts and of the 7th day Sabbath?

Answer: TOO MANY TO NAME!!!!!!!!!!

“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger” – Jeremiah 7:18

“Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills” – Jeremiah 17:2

“For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good” – Jeremiah 10: 3-5

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God” – Matthew 22:29

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” – Revelation 18:4

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye” – Mark 7:13

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, ‘Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition” – Mark 7:8-9

And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made” – Exodus 32:35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “REAL WAR” on Christ: it’s NOT Christmas!!!!!

After doing some MAJOR research and coming to know what the TRUE ORIGINS of “Christmas” are, I am just ASTOUNDED at the number of misguided Christians out there who still think:

A). there’s a “war on Christmas”

B). that the “war on Christmas” IS a WAR ON CHRIST!

C). that “Christ” needs to be put back INTO the word “Christmas”!

(And had I not done my proper research into the matter, I myself would sadly still BE one of those poor, misguided folks!)

The truth is, “Christmas” is a purely CATHOLIC/PAGAN INSTITUTION. The word “Christmas” comes from the words “Christ MASS”. And quite incidentally, the Roman Catholic Church created *modern-day Christianity* OUT of PAGANISM! The Christmas festival is actually based off of the Pagan Festival called “Saturnalia”. And it was during the festival of “Saturnalia” that grostesque things were done to Biblical-roots Christians

https://thetruthandlight.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/saturnalia-the-real-roots-of-christmas/

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According to the following page:

http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/Christmas_TheRealStory.htm

How Did Christmas Come to Be Celebrated on December 25?

  1. Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25.  During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration.  The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.”  Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week.  At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.
  2. The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time.  In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season).
  3. In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it.  Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.[2]
  4. The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia’s concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus’ birthday.
  5. Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia.  As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes, “In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been.”  The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.
  6. The Reverend Increase Mather of Boston observed in 1687 that “the early Christians who  first observed the Nativity on December 25 did not do so thinking that Christ was born in that Month, but because the Heathens’ Saturnalia was at that time kept in Rome, and they were willing to have those Pagan Holidays metamorphosed into Christian ones.”[3] Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681.[4]  However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.
  7. Some of the most depraved customs of the Saturnalia carnival were intentionally revived by the Catholic Church in 1466 when Pope Paul II, for the amusement of his Roman citizens, forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city.  An eyewitness account reports, “Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators.  They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily.”[5]
  8. As part of the Saturnalia carnival throughout the 18th and 19th centuries CE, rabbis of the ghetto in Rome were forced to wear clownish outfits and march through the city streets to the jeers of the crowd, pelted by a variety of projectiles. When the Jewish community of Rome sent a petition in 1836 to Pope Gregory XVI begging him to stop the annual Saturnalia abuse of the Jewish community, he responded, “It is not opportune to make any innovation.”[6] On December 25, 1881, Christian leaders whipped the Polish masses into Antisemitic frenzies that led to riots across the country.  In Warsaw 12 Jews were brutally murdered, huge numbers maimed, and many Jewish women were raped.  Two million rubles worth of property was destroyed.

III.     The Origins of Christmas Customs

  1. The Origin of Christmas Tree
    Just as early Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, so too worshippers of the Asheira cult and its offshoots were recruited by the Church sanctioning “Christmas Trees”.[7] Pagans had long worshipped trees in the forest, or brought them into their homes and decorated them, and this observance was adopted and painted with a Christian veneer by the Church.
  2. The Origin of Mistletoe
    Norse mythology recounts how the god Balder was killed using a mistletoe arrow by his rival god Hoder while fighting for the female Nanna.  Druid rituals use mistletoe to poison their human sacrificial victim.[8] The Christian custom of “kissing under the mistletoe” is a later synthesis of the sexual license of Saturnalia with the Druidic sacrificial cult.[9]
  3. The Origin of Christmas Presents
    In pre-Christian Rome, the emperors compelled their most despised citizens to bring offerings and gifts during the Saturnalia (in December) and Kalends (in January).  Later, this ritual expanded to include gift-giving among the general populace.  The Catholic Church gave this custom a Christian flavor by re-rooting it in the supposed gift-giving of Saint Nicholas (see below).[10]
  4. The Origin of Santa Claus
  5. Nicholas was born in Parara, Turkey in 270 CE and later became Bishop of Myra.  He died in 345 CE on December 6th.  He was only named a saint in the 19th century.
  6. Nicholas was among the most senior bishops who convened the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE and created the New Testament.  The text they produced portrayed Jews as “the children of the devil”[11] who sentenced Jesus to death.
  7. In 1087, a group of sailors who idolized Nicholas moved his bones from Turkey to a sanctuary in Bari, Italy.  There Nicholas supplanted a female boon-giving deity called The Grandmother, or Pasqua Epiphania, who used to fill the children’s stockings with her gifts.  The Grandmother was ousted from her shrine at Bari, which became the center of the Nicholas cult.  Members of this group gave each other gifts during a pageant they conducted annually on the anniversary of Nicholas’ death, December 6.
  8. The Nicholas cult spread north until it was adopted by German and Celtic pagans.  These groups worshipped a pantheon led by Woden –their chief god and the father of Thor, Balder, and Tiw.  Woden had a long, white beard and rode a horse through the heavens one evening each Autumn.  When Nicholas merged with Woden, he shed his Mediterranean appearance, grew a beard, mounted a flying horse, rescheduled his flight for December, and donned heavy winter clothing.
  9. In a bid for pagan adherents in Northern Europe, the Catholic Church adopted the Nicholas cult and taught that he did (and they should) distribute gifts on December 25th instead of December 6th.
  10. In 1809, the novelist Washington Irving (most famous his The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle) wrote a satire of Dutch culture entitled Knickerbocker History.  The satire refers several times to the white bearded, flying-horse riding Saint Nicholas using his Dutch name, Santa Claus.
  11. Dr. Clement Moore, a professor at Union Seminary, read Knickerbocker History, and in 1822 he published a poem based on the character Santa Claus: “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hope that Saint Nicholas soon would be there…”  Moore innovated by portraying a Santa with eight reindeer who descended through chimneys.
  12. The Bavarian illustrator Thomas Nast almost completed the modern picture of Santa Claus.  From 1862 through 1886, based on Moore’s poem, Nast drew more than 2,200 cartoon images of Santa for Harper’s Weekly.  Before Nast, Saint Nicholas had been pictured as everything from a stern looking bishop to a gnome-like figure in a frock.  Nast also gave Santa a home at the North Pole, his workshop filled with elves, and his list of the good and bad children of the world.  All Santa was missing was his red outfit.
  13. In 1931, the Coca Cola Corporation contracted the Swedish commercial artist Haddon Sundblom to create a coke-drinking Santa.  Sundblom modeled his Santa on his friend Lou Prentice, chosen for his cheerful, chubby face.  The corporation insisted that Santa’s fur-trimmed suit be bright, Coca Cola red.  And Santa was born – a blend of Christian crusader, pagan god, and commercial idol.

 

  1. The Christmas Challenge
  • Christmas has always been a holiday celebrated carelessly.  For millennia, pagans, Christians, and even Jews have been swept away in the season’s festivities, and very few people ever pause to consider the celebration’s intrinsic meaning, history, or origins.
  • Christmas celebrates the birth of the Christian god who came to rescue mankind from the “curse of the Torah.”  It is a 24-hour declaration that Judaism is no longer valid.
  • Christmas is a lie.  There is no Christian church with a tradition that Jesus was really born on December 25th.
  • December 25 is a day on which “BIBLICAL CHRISTIANS” have been shamed, tortured, and murdered.
  • Many of the most popular Christmas customs – including Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Claus – are modern incarnations of the most depraved pagan rituals ever practiced on earth.

Many who are excitedly preparing for their Christmas celebrations would prefer not knowing about the holiday’s real significance.  If they do know the history, they often object that their celebration has nothing to do with the holiday’s monstrous history and meaning.  “We are just having fun.”

Imagine that between 1933-45, the Nazi regime celebrated Adolf Hitler’s birthday – April 20 – as a holiday.  Imagine that they named the day, “Hitlerday,” and observed the day with feasting, drunkenness, gift-giving, and various pagan practices.  Imagine that on that day, biblical-roots Christians were historically subject to perverse tortures and abuse, and that this continued for centuries.

Now, imagine that your great-great-great-grandchildren were about to celebrate Hitlerday.  April 20th arrived. They had long forgotten about Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen.  They had never heard of gas chambers or death marches.  They had purchased champagne and caviar, and were about to begin the party, when someone reminded them of the day’s real history and their ancestors’ agony.  Imagine that they initially objected, “We aren’t celebrating the Holocaust; we’re just having a little Hitlerday party.”  If you could travel forward in time and meet them; if you could say a few words to them, what would you advise them to do on Hitlerday?

On December 25, 1941, Julius Streicher, one of the most vicious of Hitler’s assistants, celebrated Christmas by penning the following editorial in his rabidly Antisemitic newspaper, Der Stuermer:

If one really wants to put an end to the continued prospering of this curse from heaven that is the Jewish blood, there is only one way to do it: to eradicate this people, this Satan’s son, root and branch.

It was an appropriate thought for the day.  This Christmas, how will we celebrate?

AUTHOR: LAWRENCE KELEMEN

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Truth be told, the REAL WAR on Jesus Christ/Christ began around 325A.D. at the Council of Nicea. That is when the TRUE, BIBLICALLY-MANDATED 7TH DAY SABBATH, was CHANGED from Saturday to SUN-DAY, venerable worship day of the SUN!

And then, at the 365A.D. Council of Laodicea, things ONLY got worse! That is when it was FORBIDDEN to rest on the TRUE Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) and when “Christians” and “Jews” were FORCED BY LAW to WORK on the Sabbath and REST on Sun-Day, venerable worship day of the Sun (practices CLEARLY forbidden by the bible!)

But no, it doesn’t even stop THERE! It gets EVEN worse! It was also FORBIDDEN for Christians and Jews living in the Roman Empire at that time to eat UNLEAVENED BREAD/fast/pray (a biblical command) and to celebrate the TRUE “Holy Days” of the Lord, including the following:

  • Passover

  • Feast of Unleavened Bread

  • Feast of Firstfruits

  • Pentecost

  • Feast of Tabernacles

  • Day of Atonement

  • Feast of Trumpets

So quite honestly, the time between 325A.D. and 365A.D. is when the TRUE WAR on “Christ” (atleast in the modern day time) began! So don’t be fooled! The Roman Catholic Church is one of THE MOST evilest organizations in history! It pretty much turned all Christianity into a LIE! It took the Jewish religion and turned it INTO *ANCIENT BABYLONIAN SUN WORSHIP, REPACKAGED*! Don’t believe me? DO THE RESEARCH AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!

22 Lies of the Modern Day Christian “Church”

1). **The Church Is A Building And Not A Body Of Believers**

FALSE!

Around the time of 325A.D., Roman emperor Constantine decided that “Christians” should have a “church building” like the Pagans did and thus, attempted to change the meeting practices of ALL Christians within the Roman Empire and royally commissioned several church buildings to be built. In fact, he is considered the “father of church buildings”.

But we know from the bible that church buildings are NOT biblical! In other words, the TRUE “church” of Jesus Christ Almighty IS the body/assembly of believers THEMSELVES and NOT a “building”! Several bible passages in point:

 John 2:19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up

**Mark 14:58** “We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands” 

Matthew 26:61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days

[Note: The top 3 passages all talk about Jesus Christ speaking of HIS BODY, which had REPLACED the Jewish temple in significance and WOULD permanently replace the Jewish “temple” AT his death and resurrection, as recorded in Matthew 27:51 and Mark 15:38]

Matthew 27:51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent

Mark 15:38And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom

Ephesians 2:19-22 states: “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit

Acts 2:47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved

Acts 17:24God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth NOT in temples made with hands

2 Corinthians 5:1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

Matthew 8:20 “Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head

Matthew 5:14-16Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”

The whole entire CONCEPT of a “church building”, in and of itself, is a MANMADE INSTITUTION, by man, FOR man, ADMINISTERED by man and NOT for or by Jesus Christ Almighty (lets get real, here!) The modern day “church” operates LIKE A BUSINESS (money offering plates, “church budgets”, church real-estate, pastor salaries, etc.)

Not to mention that Jesus’s apostles and followers were more like a “traveling assembly of believers”. Jesus Christ carried no money or possessions with Him. In fact, the “assembly” of believers went OUT into the world (into the public square and market places to preach the Lord Jesus’s message of Salvation, they didn’t hide behind 4 walls one day a week!) Instead of trying to invite outsiders IN, they instead CHASED AFTER the “outsiders” to preach the message of Salvation. Where and when do you ever see that sort’ve thing happening today (outside of a few Jehovah’s Witnesses going door to door — but that’s a different post for a different day). 

Most “Christians” of today actually HIDE behind the 4 walls of the “church building” instead of BEING the church. Because remember that the TRUE “church” of Jesus Christ is the BODY OF BELIEVERS!

Now, does that mean that the “true church” (the body/assembly of believers themselves) CAN’T meet inside a building every week? No. Because people that meet in a building every week can still “BE” the church (attending to the poor and needy, etc.) all throughout the week if they TRULY desire to live by Jesus Christ’s holy commandments. But they can NOT (if they are to be 100% biblically accurate) call the “building” the “house of God”, say that “church buildings are biblical — historically speaking” or say they are “going to church“, for they must remember (biblically-speaking) that they ARE “the church”! 

2). The Sabbath Day and the Lord’s Day are one and the same.

FALSE!

The Sabbath is a day of rest/reflection/celebration each week (which is biblically on SATURDAY) while the Lord’s Day refers to the time of revelation and judgement. This is evidenced by Amos 5:20, Isaiah 8:22, Isaiah 13:10, Obadiah 1:15, and Zephaniah 1:15

3). The Sabbath is on Sunday and not Saturday.

FALSE!

Constantine CHANGED THE BIBLICAL 7th Day SABBATH from Saturday TO SUN-DAY, venerable worship day of the SUN! Therefore, modern day Christianity is more or less just ANCIENT BABYLONIAN SUN WORSHIP, REPACKAGED!

4). One must wait to be baptized.

FALSE!

During the time of Jesus and the apostles and the 1st century, “Christians” got baptized almost IMMEDIATELY upon believing upon the name of Jesus Christ, with little or no delay!

5). One must tithe in order to have financial favor from the Almighty.

FALSE!

There is NO biblical command to tithe 1/10th of one’s income! Just like there is NO biblical command to tithe to pay for “church building upgrades” or the “pastor’s new car”, etc.

6). The Lord’s supper is supposed to be a SOLEMN assembly with a simple wafer cracker and shot glass of wine.

FALSE!

The Lord’s supper was/is supposed to be a FULL FESTIVE MEAL of HAPPY CELEBRATION with each partaker partaking of it EQUALLY! As in, it is NOT EVEN BIBLICAL to have one person “set above” another for the Lord’s supper since, according to the bible, ALL partakers of the Lord’s Supper are considered EQUAL and NO-ONE has the right, biblically speaking, to dress up in special garments and set up an “alter table” that only the priest/pastor is allowed to pray over!

During the time of the Last Supper, Jesus and his 12 apostles were partaking of the Last Supper during PASSOVER, when a Passover lamb was to be sacrificed/slaughtered.

And in ancient/current Jewish tradition, the PASSOVER was/is an ELABORATE meal.

So in other words, it was meant to be a FULL MEAL.

We find evidence of that in Acts 2: 46-47, Luke 14: 12-14, and 1 Corinthians 11:20. (Ofcourse, 1 Corinthians 11:20 is about Paul condemning the ones who PROFANED the Lord’s Supper by not waiting for all the poor people to come to the feast and these “rich folks” having eating/drinking early, leaving hardly anything left for the poor people when they [the poor people] finally arrived to the feast of the Passover/Lord’s Supper).

And not only that but ALOT of preparation went INTO the Lord’s Supper BY the disciples FOR the “Passover meal”. Why all that “prep” if there was only gonna be ONE tiny sip out of a cup of wine and one TINY little wafer cracker to eat? Think about it, folks!

The REASON so much “prep” was involved is because it was a “Passover meal”, which, in turn, was an ELABORATE/FULL MEAL!

7). The Lord is pleased by lavish churches/buildings.

FALSE!

If anything, NOTHING makes the Lord Almighty angrier than to have humans think that “the church building” is the church, when in all actuality, the TRUE CHURCH is the BODY OF BELIEVERS! The believers in Jesus Christ Almighty ARE themselves “the church”!

8). Sermons/pews/”dressing up for church”/tithing/paid pastors/choirs are biblical.

FALSE!

All of things are rooted deeply in PAGAN TRADITION and have NO ROOTS IN THE BIBLE!

9). Only the PASTOR is qualified to read/know/study scripture.

FALSE!

According to the bible, we (ALL believers in Jesus Christ Almighty) are ALL considered “ministers” in God’s eyes, and are called to be so unto the “unbelieving world”, according to the bible!

10). Non-pastoral staff are not ALLOWED to preach about the bible or “be smart enough to do so” to others.

FALSE!

The bible calls us ALL “ministers” unto God and says in Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost“.

11). Going to “commercialized/institutionalized” church (as a whole) every week produces spiritual growth.

NOT NECESSARILY!

It actually can actually hinder spiritual growth, when one hears the sermon of ONE person (the paid pastor – who oftentimes WON’T preach about SIN and REPENTANCE OF SIN) while NOT getting to hear about OTHER PEOPLE’S experiences with God/Jesus Christ Almighty.

However, it all depends on the church and the pastor. If the pastor preaches about bible prophecy and how congregants need to REPENT of their sins and SPEAK OUTS against homosexuality/sodomy/etc but does so with love, then chances are that’s it’s a good “church” and that it WILL produce spiritual growth.

And there’s a few good “end times prophecy” churches out there today (Calvary Church-Kaneohe, http://www.openyoureyespeople.com/Evangelist Anita Fuentes), etc.

But today’s “commercialized” Christian churches (as a whole) are DEAD *because* of the fact that they (as a whole) do NOT teach bible prophecy or repentance of sins, etc. And it’s THOSE particular churches that I’m addressing, here (Hint: think about all the “politically correct” mega-churches out there, today and all those churches that ACCEPT open homosexuals among their ranks and that WON’T preach about sin)……

12). The “commercialized/institutionalized” church is a good place to meet other bible believing/bible-adhering Christians.

NOT NECESSARILY!

In a large church, it can honestly take well over a year to get to know each and every single member of a “church” and most people that go to a church are honestly more interested in their own lives, rather than in other people’s. Sad but true. Plus most Christians today that go to a “traditional/institutionalized” church will look at you funny if you tell them that you believe the bible is 100% LITERAL and that you think homosexuality’s a sin. I’M SERIOUS!

That is, UNLESS you can find a “church” that actually DOES teach and preach the bible 100%. And there’s a few good churches out there that DO just that, especially in the South (and ESPECIALLY small churches). But for the MOST PART, today’s Christian churches (as a whole) are SPIRITUALLY DEAD!  

13). Jesus Christ considers it a sin to not go to “institutionalized church” every Sunday (the “Catholic man-made Sabbath”).

FALSE!

Jesus Christ is actually GLORIFIED when a person forgoes “institutionalized man-made Sabbath/Sunday church” altogether in order to read/study the bible at home and ALSO when they celebrate the Lord’s TRUE, BIBLICAL 7th Day Sabbath (which is SATURDAY!) That way, the spiritual relationship one has with Jesus Christ is MUCH more personal and less “forced/commercialized”. In fact, I’ve learned FAR MORE about Jesus Christ & his gospel in my own PERSONAL study of the bible at home and by a couple of good “online/end times prophecy churches” [such as Calvary Chapel – Kaneohe and Evangelist Anita Fuentes] than by going to any “institutionalized modern-day church” (as a whole).  

14). A person must “go to church” in order to be/become a “true Christian”.

FALSE!

A “true Christian”, by Jesus Christ Almighty’s/the bible itself’s definition, is one who abides in truth and shares that truth with others. In other words, a Christian believer is supposed to BE “the church”, not “GO TO CHURCH”. 

So how does one do that? Simple. Read the bible, front to back, KING JAMES VERSION.

And then after one reads it, BELIEVE IT, 100%, every word, and then APPLY IT to one’s life. Learn it, live it, breath it, make it a part of your every breath in life. How? Easy. Forgive the people who’ve hurt you in your life. Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and Salvation to others. Be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Don’t be jealous of what others have. Don’t bow down to statues or obsess over/worship celebrities. Make the 10 commandments an everyday part of your life. Generously/cheerfully give to others who are less fortunate than you, etc.

15). ALL “Christians” go to spend Eternity with Jesus Christ someday.

FALSE!

Matthew 7:13-14 states: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT“.

Translation? VERY FEW “Christians” will eternally reside with Jesus Christ someday. VERY. FEW. And THE REASON why that is, is because of the “false biblical model” practiced in EVERY SINGLE CHRISTIAN “CHURCH” TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

And here’s what Jesus Christ has to say on such matters:

“Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye” — Mark 7:13

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” — Luke 6:46

 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain” — Galatians 4:11

“I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies” — Amos 5:21

16). Christmas and Easter, and the celebration of them, thereof, are completely biblical and “please the Lord” in their observance(s).

FALSE!

Both are rooted in PAGAN TRADITION from the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, ANGER THE LORD **HIGHLY** and have ZERO ROOTS IN THE BIBLE! That’s right, you heard me. ZERO!

In fact, here is the Almighty’s view on “Christmas” and “Easter“:

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not – Jeremiah 10:3-4 [Note: please keep in mind that this was from the OLD TESTAMENT, long before the first “Christian christmas” was ever observed!!]

“They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD” — [Isaiah 66:17]

I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels” — [Isaiah 65: 2-4]

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” — [Matthew 5:17-18] (And we know from the bible that all won’t be fulfilled till the VERY END of Revelation, chapter 22 in the New Testament, think about it, folks!)

17). There are NO “Pagan elements” in the modern day Christian “religion”.

FALSE!

Every single thing ABOUT modern day Christianity are ROOTED IN PAGANISM! DO YOUR RESEARCH, FOLKS!

  • The sermon
  • Paid pastors
  • Tithing 10% of one’s income
  • Church buildings, in and of themselves
  • The church choir
  • Pews
  • Submissive participation in “the sermon”, instead of active participation
  • Idols
  • The burning of incense
  • Pagan holidays repackaged as “Christian holidays”
  • Waiting to be baptized
  • {If Catholic or Lutheran}: The worship of the VIRGIN MARY & “demons” (which they FALSELY claim are “saints”)
  • Etc.

PAGAN THEFT

18). All of the Lord’s holidays outlined in the Old Testament in Leviticus 23 are “Jewish holidays, ONLY” and “no longer apply to *Christians* today!”

FALSE!

Jesus Christ and the apostles celebrated all SEVEN of them, plus the 2 “Minor” feasts of the Lord (Chanukah and Purim). The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (still in bed with their Pagan counterparts and Pagan tradition) created the FALSE CHRISTIAN/PAGAN HOLIDAYS that you see today, including Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Good Friday, etc.)

Truth is, there is NOTHING that the Lord God Almighty hates MORE than when seemingly “Christian” people take a PAGAN holiday (such as Christmas or Easter, for instance) and then try to stamp HIS Almighty name on it! He considers these “Pagan Christian” holidays A COMPLETE ABOMINATION! You want to know WHY? Because the eternal truth of Jesus Christ is NOWHERE in these “Pagan feasts of TRADITION!”

And all the 7 feasts of the Lord outlined in Leviticus 23?

  • Passover

  • Unleavened Bread

  • Firstfruits

  • Pentecost

  • Trumpets

  • Day of Atonement

  • Tabernacles

They’re just as applicable TODAY as they were in the times of the Old AND New Testaments, so don’t be fooled! And the REASON why these 7 feasts of the Lord ARE so significant and important to the Lord is because EACH individual feast of the Lord is either FULFILLED in Jesus Christ or is a foreshadowing of the fulfillment of Jesus Christ! For example: The Feast of Tabernacles will be fully revealed/fulfilled in Jesus Christ during the time of the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on the Earth (the Millennial Kingdom). Other feasts of the Lord have ALREADY been fulfilled in Jesus Christ Almighty.

Nevertheless, Jesus Christ HIMSELF still celebrated in all SEVEN of the feasts of the Lord, plus the 2 “Minor” Feasts, **EVEN** during the times recorded in the New Testament. Why? Because essentially, these 7 feasts of the Lord, including the 2 “Minor” Feasts (Chanukah and Purim), are a celebration of HIM and HIS Eternal Truth and Almighty Power and Glory! Because you have to remember is that he IS Almighty God in the Flesh! Not to mention he even MADE “spiritual appearances” throughout the Old Testament (this is what’s called a Christophany – look it up!)

Truth be told, we are NEVER told or commanded in the bible to paint Easter eggs, eat Easter ham, cut down or decorate Christmas trees, dress up in costumes and ask for presents/candy, etc. And quite honestly, what DO chocolate bunnies, hard-boiled eggs, Easter bunny, Santa Claus, Cupid, presents and Halloween costumes/candy have to do with the Holy Son of God, Jesus Christ Almighty? Answer: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! So there’s your answer, folks: our own “human Pagan traditions” are an ABOMINATION to the Lord God Almighty! Which is WHY we shouldn’t celebrate them!

Many people today blindly go through human “traditions” of “church” and “holidays” but never seem to stop to ask themselves WHY. They’re much too comfortable clinging to their own traditions, rather than clinging to the TRUE traditions of God. And believe me, UNTIL the Lord opened up my eyes, I used to be one of them!

Here, in the following article, this guy explains why we shouldn’t celebrate Christmas in further detail:

http://www.ucg.org/holidays-and-holy-days/top-10-reasons-why-i-dont-celebrate-christmas/

It’s funny how the Roman Catholic Church PAGANINZED “Christianity” and DID AWAY WITH **TRUE CHRISTIANITY** (Christianity that stays 100% true to Jesus Christ and HIS eternal truth/ways and HIS true JEWISH/BIBLICAL ROOTS of the bible!) Believe me, there is a REASON why Jesus Christ and his apostles still celebrated the 7 feasts of the Lord, that is because in the Lord’s eyes, they were REQUIRED FEASTS, not *optional*, as some modern-day Christians/Christian pastors would LOVE to have you believe!!!!!!!!!!!!

19). The book of Revelation is not literal and/or not important to Christians of today’s time.

FALSE!

The book of Revelation is actually IMPERATIVE to read, know and understand during today’s time. It is a LITERAL book of what is going to happen in the near future and also contains DIRE WARNINGS about what’s called “the mark of the beast” and all those who take it! (And trust me folks, it’s only a matter of time before they will attempt to FORCE microchip implants/some sort of marks into human beings……it will be a “new requirement” for “security purposes” in jobs, banking, etc……

And without this mark/implant, one will not be able to buy or sell……so they (the dark side) will make it a REQUIREMENT so one MUST get it in order to feed themselves and their families and do basic commerce. But I’ll tell ya right now: better to starve (if necessary and if it comes to that), rather than take the implant to feed oneself/one’s family. SERIOUSLY!)

Many people (especially in the churches) falsely believe that “Jesus Christ will understand someday if I need to get a mark/microchip implant someday in order to feed my family; he’ll forgive me”. But sadly, those poor folks are HIGHLY MISTAKEN! Because WHOEVER takes the mark or gets the implant or whatever will NOT BE FORGIVEN FOR **ALL** OF ETERNITY **AND** WILL BE THROWN INTO ETERNAL FLAMES OF TORMENT ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT!

So think about that for awhile. Think about that long and hard and ask yourself if it’s REALLY worth it, getting the mark for “temporarily security” in a world that’s soon going to pass away someday, when you gain ETERNAL SECURITY in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty if you’re willing to FORGO “temporarily security” by literally NOT taking the mark/implant or whatever when they (the dark side) start demanding it.

They (the dark side) will lie and try to say there’s “nothing sinister” about the mark/implant, that it’s “technologically safe” and so on and so forth but DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES! Cause remember: they WANT people to get this mark/implant! They know full darn well that whoever gets this mark/implant will be DAMNED FOR ETERNITY and so that’s exactly what they want! They know they themselves are damned already, so they want as many people as humanly possible to be damned right along WITH them! DON’T LISTEN TO THEM AT ANY PRICE! MARK  MY WORDS!

20). Bible prophecy, in and of itself, is not important or relevant to us, today (as Christians).

FALSE!

1/3 of the Bible itself, if not more, is DEDICATED to bible prophecy, as it’s the spirit of eternal truth/Jesus Christ Almighty, of what was, what is and what is to come. It’s actually the CENTRAL CONCLUSION of the bible. Jesus Christ is the Holy Son that was, that is, and that is to come:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” – Revelation 22:13 [Jesus Christ, speaking to John on island of Patmos, in a vision]

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” – John 1: 1-3

“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” – Revelation 19:10

And not only that but bible prophecy is HOW the Lord God Almighty proves He is who he says HE is, and that the bible is what it says IT is (100% testimony of the Word of God and the Word of God IS Jesus Christ Almighty, HIMSELF!).

Not to mention that the Lord God Almighty uses bible prophecy to WARN PEOPLE, to ENLIGHTEN people and yes, sometimes to PUNISH PEOPLE/AN ENTIRE NATION, when they’ve done wrong! It is also the instrument by HOW He demonstrates to mankind that HE, and HE alone, is SUPREME and that NOTHING in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE can happen outside of his heavenly power! NOTHING!

He also uses bible prophecy as a means of spiritual/social/political decipherment so that WHEN certain things begin to come to pass, it won’t catch the Lord’s people unawares!

“And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe” – John 14:29 [Jesus Christ, speaking to his disciples]

In other words, Jesus Christ isn’t just EXPECTING you to “take His word for it” (of all things written in the bible), He’s given you bible prophecy to PROVE that every word of the bible is true!

21. Jesus’s birth is to be commemorated/celebrated!

FALSE!

NOWHERE in the bible does it say that we should celebrate Jesus’s birth! Only that we should celebrate his death, resurrection and ascension!

YES, the angels, shepherds, wise men, were ELATED at the birth of Christ and had EVERY single reason to be, but NOWHERE in the bible are we COMMANDED to celebrate Jesus’s birth. Plus notice the bible leaves out details of HOW we’re “supposedly” supposed to celebrate Jesus’s birth. And trust me, there’s a REASONING for that, people!

On other other hand, we’re told EXACTLY how to celebrate Jesus’s death, resurrection and ascension! And that is ofcourse, by partaking in what’s called “the Lord’s supper”.

Our first biblical example is provided in Luke 22:19-20 with Jesus Christ speaking to his 12 disciples during the Last Supper: “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you”.

[[“But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!” – Luke 22:21-22]]

Acts 2: 46-47:And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved”.

Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just” – Luke 14: 12-14

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” – 1 Corinthians 10:21

 “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come” – 1 Corinthians 11:26

22). “Church service”, in and of itself, is supposed to be a “Solemn Assembly”.

FALSE!

People that lived during the time of Jesus had several small “house churches” (who were all ONE CHURCH UNITED — as a whole — as they did NOT have “sects” and “denominations” back then). And each “small assembly” of believers had JOYOUS “meetings” (which were back then biblically called “love feasts”) in which they focused on the CELEBRATION of Jesus’s resurrection & consequent ascension up to heaven 40 days after the resurrection!

They invited the poor to these “feasts”. And they were elaborate meals (likely every Sabbath – SATURDAY). And they called them “love feasts” since these “feasts” were NOT ONLY meant to JOYOUSLY CELEBRATE Jesus’s triumph over death and hell, but because they were meant to illustrate Christ’s “unconditional love” towards mankind (in general) and also towards others less fortunate than them (the blind, the maimed, the poor, the sick, etc).

In other words, small “house churches” at the time of Jesus JOYOUSLY CELEBRATED HIM/his triumph over death and hell on the cross, they did NOT treat Jesus as though he were some “dead dude” in a “solemn-like funeral procession”, like alot of churches do, today!  

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Note: Don’t just take MY word or someone else’s word for it, DO THE RESEARCH FOR YOURSELVES!

HERE is a good place to start…………

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY

2008 Edition, Revised & Updated