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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!!!!!!!!!!!

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 4

In my humble and spiritual opinion, there seems to be some VERY strong evidence (atleast to ME, anyways) that Rome (e.g. The Vatican) is the possible Whore of Babylon from the book of Revelation in the New Testament!

Possible Evidence?

The book of Revelation, chapters 17-18, 19:2 and 2 Thessalonians 3-4, etc. give us some possible clues about whom the “beast” might be and also whom the “whore” might be.

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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:

2 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.

6And 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 the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

1And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth”.

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And after these things I saw another another angel come down from heaven, having great power: and the earth was lightened with his glory.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

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.

 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth”.

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2 “For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”

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2 Thessalonians 3-4:

3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

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 Catholic “Quotes” about Its Very Own Importance (very striking):

Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108:But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify

The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957): 50:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why Do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.

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Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920:If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God, which is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church

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Stephen Keenan, Catholic—Doctrinal Catechism 3rd Edition: 174:

Question: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

Answer: “Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the 1st day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the 7th day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority

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Our Sunday Visitor (February 5, 1950): “Practically everything Protestants regard as essential or important they have received from the Catholic Church… The Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible and observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary:The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God”

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Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

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10 Interesting Facts:

  1. Vatican City is one of THE MOST riches cities upon the whole ENTIRE EARTH!

  2. The official colors of the Vatican are Purple & Scarlett!

  3. The Vatican and many of its “crowns” and priestly garments and artwork and artifacts are decked with gold, and precious stones and pearls!

  4. The Catholic Church severely tortured and killed off many true Christians (those that believed in faith in & prayer to Jesus Christ, ONLY) during the Middle Ages!

  5. The city of Rome sits on top of seven hills!

  6. The Pope or priest holds up a “golden cup” during Mass in which actual wine is poured into!

  7. Nearly every world leader and/or world religion has had some sort of ties with the Vatican! (There’s now also things such as “Interfaith Councils” and the “Coexist Movement”, which the Catholic Church, in and of itself, is a part of — more like the “leader” of such “movements”)

  8. The Catholic Church calls itself the “Mother Church” (calling itself a WOMAN)!

  9. Satanic/Masonic symbols are all throughout the Catholic Church (whom truly worships Satan & his “UN-SAINTS”)!

10. The Pope calls himself “Holy Father” and claims he is “The Vicar of Christ” (which essentially means that Catholics/he himself calls himself “God’s Mouthpiece on Earth” – which would be more or less equivalent to calling himself/referring to himself as “Jesus Christ incarnate!” Therefore, in light of 2 Thessalonians 2:4, it’s rather “interesting”, isn’t it?)

 

 

 

 

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 3

**A continuation of parts 1 & 2……**

1. Nobody really knows what the true “net worth” of the Vatican is but there’s been some estimates that it could be as high as $10 to $15 BILLION.

With massive real-estate, artwork, financial investments, idols/relics/artifacts, etc., the Vatican is certainly one of the most richest institutions ON EARTH! This flies in comparison with Jesus Christ whom was born into a VERY poor household and whom carried NO money or possessions with him.

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 2. Notice how the Pope is wearing a “Babylonian fish hat” modeled after the Babylonian fish king, Dagon.

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3. The Bent Cross is actually an OCCULTIC SYMBOL. It is used by Satanists to signify an emaciated, suffering Christ and was revived by Vatican II.

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4. Rites of Exorcism. How is it that Catholic “exorcism” seems so effective (in the movie “The Exorcist”) when the Catholic Church ITSELF is un-biblical, one might ask?

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Answer: Satan and his demons can perform what’s known as “false miracles”. In the above case in the movie called “The Exorcist”, Satan just went from ONE person into another. He was not truly cast out because the priest was not truly saved in the name of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ, ALONE! The following bible passages illustrate how and why Satan was NOT truly cast out of the little girl in “The Exorcist” movie. 

Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded” [Acts 19: 13-16]

 

 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders [2 Thessalonians 2:9]

And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said [Exodus 7:22]

And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt[Exodus 8:7]

Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods” [Exodus 7: 11-2]

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light[2 Corinthians 11:14]

 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices[2 Corinthians 2:11]

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour [1 Peter 5:8]

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” [Ephesians 6: 11-12]

Translation? ONLY those who truly obey Jesus can cast out demons! Everything else is forfeit! 

5. The following song is either mocking or secretly giving away what “supposedly” happens behind closed doors at many “convents”.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/cradleoffilth/thenunwiththeastrailhabit.html

 

6. During the time of the Middle Ages, many nuns got pregnant by priests and bishops and killed & disposed of their babies in order to hide the evidence that they had broken their vows of chastity.

 

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7. One of the most popular myths about Satan (when it comes to the Catholic Church) is that Satan will never mock the Catholic church (which, in and of itself, is a false religious system). 

 

But the truth is, he’d do it in a heartbeat in order to CONFUSE PEOPLE and lead them spiritually astray. Examples? The following 2 songs.


Song A: Madonna’s “Like A Prayer”

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Song B: Lady Gaga’s full-length “Alejandro”

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Both songs attempt to mock and make fun of the “Catholic religion” but what they are REALLY doing at their core is mocking God (the Heavenly Father) and the holy Son of God, Jesus Christ!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 2

In my previous post on the matter, I listed 20 things that the Catholic Church believed/practiced that went AGAINST the bible. In this post, I’m going to further expand on some things and even add a few things the Catholic Church believes/practices that proves they are a church of Satan in disguise!

1. The Sale of Indulgences.

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In part 1, I mentioned there IS no such thing as “Purgatory”. You won’t find Purgatory ANYWHERE in the bible, whatsoever! During the years of the early 1540’s (give or take), there was something called the “Sale of Indulgences”. That more or less meant that if a person were willing to pay a big enough sum of money to the Catholic church, they could REMIT punishment of their sin(s) in “Purgatory”.

But according to the bible, there IS no “Purgatory” and a person can NOT “buy their way out of hell”. So sadly, instead of buying their way OUT of hell with their hard-earned and/or hard-saved money, Catholic lay-people around the time of the early 1540’s were instead buying their way INTO hell. Sadly, many Catholic people today (though they no longer participate in the sale of indulgences for the most part), STILL believe that they can pray dead people out of hell or have other people pray THEIR way out of hell. And we know from the bible that that’s simply not true for there is but one Earthly life on this Earth and one eternal judgement.

2. Relics.

It never ceases to amaze me just how many different “relics” the Catholic church has. They have the “relic” of this or the “relic” of that. But what most of people don’t realize is that all those “relics” are actually false IDOLS that are being WORSHIPED ***just like** the Golden Calf of Moses & Aaron’s time in history! But in fact, the Catholic Church carries around an “adorned skull” on a pillow (something that seems like an event at a Masonic lodge, somewhere). Does anyone else find this strange?

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3. Walls, Ceilings, Chandeliers made of nothing but real-life human bones. (Does anyone else see the total eeriness in all this?) Note: The Catholic Church claims it’s the bones of “previous popes” and “Catholics”. But during the time of the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, many hundreds of Jews and “true Christians” (those who prayed to Jesus and Jesus Christ, ALONE) were murdered.

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4. Veneration of the Dead. (similar to #3).

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5. The Catholic Church believes that Mary (mother of Jesus Christ) was “immaculately conceived”; in other words, they believe that Mary was born of a Virgin, just like Jesus. And we know from the bible that Jesus Christ is the ONLY one who’s EVER been conceived by a “virgin”. (This belief about “Mary” + “her parents” are nothing more than a complete mockery of the TRUE holy family comprised of Jesus, Mary & Joseph!)

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6. Catholic doctrine says that the Holy Spirit is Mary’s spouse! (And we know from the bible that JOSEPH and Joseph ALONE was Mary’s spouse!)

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7. Child molestation oftentimes goes unreported. Instead, they seem to transfer “child molesting” priests from parish to parish.

This is just an example of one of MANY child molesting priests who were transferred from parish to parish.

http://www.wlox.com/story/24705613/catholic-priest-who-worked-in-miss-goes-to-jail-for-m

8. The clerical dress of the Catholic church is Satanic, in and of itself. This is like something out of the movie “Eyes Wide Shut” and/or similar to the KKK! (Does anyone else find this strange?) 

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9. The outside of the Vatican in Vatican city is shaped like a skull, plus there’s tons of Gargoyles (“sculptured witches/demons”) on Catholic churches everywhere. Anyways, these “sculpted witches/demons” seem to be visually “welcoming” demonic spirits INTO the church, for why would demonic sculptures “scare off” demons, as some claim? That’s honestly laughable at best! 

In my mind, they were put there as some sort of “show”. Demons are just like Satan, they want constant worship! People worshiping them in the name of so-called “saints” is not enough for them, no! They want even MORE worship…….in MORE sculpted form…….hence, “gargoyles”.

Many falsely claim they were there to “scare OFF” demons. Well, if that were the case, you know what would TRULY scare off demons? Jesus’s words and/or bible passages!!!!!! Why? Because those things have the bible’s TRUTH in them, whereas, gargoyles do NOT!!!!!! It’s almost like the demons themselves wanted something to try to scare people with, so people would actually fear/admire them and wouldn’t trust in the name of Jesus to cast them out or something!  

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10. There are Masonic symbols all throughout the Vatican, not to mention that they worship the Sun. (Note: It’s not halos you see surrounding the painted figures on the walls, they’re actually supposed to represent Suns). Please note that other world religions ALSO have theirgodsdepicted with this same general “halo” as the Catholic Church. Odd, isn’t it?

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11. Not surprisingly, it is highly rumored that Satanic services/rituals go on, inside the Vatican. And some such “people” in the Catholic Church that have personal knowledge of this have now come forward, along with other true Christians out there who wish to shed the light on such matters.

http://www.vatileaks.com/_blog/Vati_Leaks/post/Satanism_in_the_Vatican/

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Roman%20Catholicism/satanism_in_the_vatican.htm

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The guy in the following video does a pretty good job of explaining my list of 11 in further detail.

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 1

If you are Catholic and you are reading this right now, I beg you from the bottom of my heart and the DEPTHS of my SOUL to please GET OUT OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHILE YOU STILL CAN! Practically 95% of Catholic doctrine goes AGAINST the bible and is leading many people’s souls on a PATH to hell/eternal condemnation! If you don’t want your soul to be sent to hell/eternal judgement someday, then please keep reading! I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ SETS YOU FREE from the “false Paganized system of Catholicism” before it’s too late! Please know that I preach THE TRUTH about the Catholic Church out of LOVE, NOT out of hate! 

John 3:16 states: “For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. That means that God the Heavenly Father wants to save as MANY souls as possible! Jesus Christ LOVES you and he wants to have a spiritual relationship with you! However, he can’t do that if you won’t let him and/or if you die in the sin of having rejected his heavenly truth(s) in the bible! 

[P.S.: There’s probably about 10 or so biblical practices that the Conservative Catholic Church follows that ARE biblical in scope, the main two BIBLICAL practices being the fight for PRO-LIFE/ANTI-ABORTION and the fight for PRO-TRADITIONAL FAMILY/MARRIAGE! On THOSE 2 counts, the Catholic Church does alot of GOOD (as a whole) standing up FOR those 2 things – traditional marriage/family and the right of EVERY unborn child to have LIFE – And sadly, many Protestant groups have, for some reason, REFUSED to stand up FOR those 2 things. So when you got one of the MOST unbiblical church groups of all standing up FOR those 10 biblical principles, ESPECIALLY the 2 biblical things I listed here, when NO OTHER “Christian” group seems to be doing so? I guess that shows just how DESPERATE Jesus Christ is to have those 10 biblical practices fought FOR – and NOT AGAINST!] 

Note to all Catholics: if you repent and leave the Catholic Church NOW, Jesus Christ can STILL redeem you. Being granted the free gift of Salvation by Jesus Christ is by grace through faith + obedience NOT by works! And if you’re Catholic and are offended right now by what I’m saying, I pray that the BIBLICAL Jesus Christ will spiritually open up your eyes before it’s too late! 

My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD” [Jeremiah 51:45]

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]

The Roman Catholic Church has taken quite a few hits lately within the last few years and child abuse and molestation has been RAMPANT among priests, and for the most part, has been swept under the rug and gone UNREPORTED. Instead, child molesting priests will oftentimes be switched from parish to parish with just a mere slap on the wrist. Just about any other Christian church would be up in arms if they had a child molesting church leader among the ranks (or is it just me?)

But charges of child molestation aside, what else is it about the Roman Catholic Church that is spiritually lacking?

Answer: The TRUE 100% written testimony of the Word of God, written in the [original, NOT the New] King James Bible!

Practically 85% of what the Catholic Church believes and practices goes AGAINST the bible! [And though there’s many more things not listed, for the sake of space and length, I’ve narrowed it down to 20 things the Catholic church practices/believes that goes AGAINST the bible!]

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Lets examine the evidence.

Popular Teachings of the Catholic Church [DEBUNKED by KJV scriptures]:

1. During communion, the wine and wafer become the “literal” flesh and blood of Christ through a process known as “transubstantiation”.

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“And he [Jesus Christ] took bread, and gave thanks and brake it, and gave unto them [the 12 disciples], saying “This is is my body which is given for you: do this 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” [Luke 22: 19-20]

These were meant to be “symbolic” of his (Jesus’s) sacrifice for our sins during his crucifixion. And we are to have communion in remembrance of his sacrifice for us during the crucifixion. However, when the Catholic priests perform “Mass”, they are actually performing an ABOMINATION since what they are doing is literally cannibalizing Christ and “crucifying him” all over again when there was only ONE crucifixion of Jesus Christ!

2.  Mary was/is a perpetual virgin/Jesus Christ had no siblings and/or she had no sin and is just as important, if not MORE so than Jesus.

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 “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour” [Luke 1: 46-47]

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]

“Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife” [Matthew 1:24]

“And knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus” [Matthew 1: 25] (Note: “Knew her” is a polite way of saying he had SEX with her, in the bible!)

“While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren [brothers] stood without, desiring to speak with him” [Matthew 12:46]

“Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon and Judas?” [Matthew 13: 55]

“His brethren [brothers] therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest” [John 7: 3]

“But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother” [Galatians 1:19]

“Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren [brothers] of the Lord, and Cephas?” [1 Corinthinians 9: 4-5]

3. The Catholic Church added things to the bible, (namely, The Catechism) which are NOT “official bible doctrine”

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“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” [Revelation 22: 18-19]

 

4. One is to call the priest(s) “Father”

“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” [Matthew 23: 19]

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5. One is to make confession to priests & say “Hail Marys” to receive forgiveness of sins

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“For there is one God and ONE mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” [1 Timothy 2:5]

6. One is to pray the Rosary (“Hail Mary”)

[The very first two words of the prayer, “Hail Mary”, illustrate how one is actually PRAYING to Mary. And we know from the King James Bible that praying to anything OTHER than Jesus Christ is BLASPHEMY!]

Acts 4:12 states: “Neither is there salvation in any other [other than the Lord Jesus Christ]: for there is none other name under heaven given among men [save for Lord Jesus Christ Almighty], whereby we must be saved” while Galatians 1:9 proclaims: “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” while 2 Corinthians 11:4 explicitly warns: “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him“.

In other words, 2 Corinthians 11:4 is talking about just how EASY it is for one to become deceived if they’re not 100% grounded in the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the KJV, front to back!

And it came to pass, as he [Jesus Christ] spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he [Jesus Christ] said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it” [Luke 11: 27-28]

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Matthew 6:7 “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking

7. One is to worship dead saints

One of the many prayers to “dead saints” is the following:

Generous St. Dymphna, like all Christ’s martyrs you gained this crowning grace because you prepared for it by a life of self denial.  By faithfulness in smaller things you were ready for your final trial. Please teach us by your example and help to use the good things of life so that we may not miss our chance for life eternal. Help us, too, to watch and pray for ourselves and others. Amen”.

[The sad reality is that “saints” in the Catholic church are actually “demons/demon spirits”, JESUS CHRIST is the one who lived an “ultimate” life of self-denial, JESUS CHRIST is the one who had an ultimate “final trial”, JESUS CHRIST and JESUS CHRIST ALONE is the only one the bible tells us to pray to, and JESUS CHRIST is the only one who has the power to give eternal life! Do you see what that is, folks? The Catholic Church is using her as some sort of subversion of Christ!]

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“And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God” [Revelation 22:8-9]

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be they name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptations, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” [Matthew 6: 9-13]

“Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God” [Luke 9:60]

8. One is to worship Mary, Idols/”Saints”/STATUES and the Pope

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“And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me” [Exodus 20: 1-3]

Thou shalt not make unto 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 water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to 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” [Exodus 20: 4-5]

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and IDOLS of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk” [Revelation 9:20]

9. The Pope is God’s mouthpiece on Earth (infallible)

“For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God” [Romans 3:23]

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10. Salvation is obtained through the 7 holy sacraments and “good works” 

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“For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” [Ephesians 2: 8-9]

11. Infant baptism, abstaining from meats on Lent and/or Good Friday, and forbidding priests to marry

“Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth” [1 Timothy 4:3]

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12. When one dies, one immediately goes to Purgatory

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“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. and Jesus said unto him, ‘Veryily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise” [Luke 23: 42-43]

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” [Revelation 20: 12-15]

“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” [Mark 16:16]

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” [Genesis3:19]

13. The true sabbath day is SUNDAY, not Saturday

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“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time” [Daniel 7:25]

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made” [Genesis 2: 2-3]

14. Baptism is by “sprinkling” and not full-water immersion

BAPTISM BY SPRINKLING   VS.  BAPTISM BY IMMERSION

“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water [the River Jordan, which John the Baptist baptized people in]: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him” [Matthew 3:16]

15. Peter is the “rock” by which the Christian church was built

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“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ” [1 Corinthians 3:11]

But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men” [Matthew 16:23]

16. Priests must dress in clerical dress

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“But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments” [Matthew 23:5]

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” [Matthew 6:25]

17. Peter was hung upside down when he died….thus, the sign of the “catholic cross” (upside down cross) is “not satanic” in nature

“Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry” [2 Timothy 4:11]

 “The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son – 1 Peter 5:13 [this is the ONE verse that Catholics claim the apostle Peter wrote while he was in Rome. However, there is no clear, distinct biblical evidence (as far as I can see) that Peter was in Rome OR that he was crucified upside down! In fact, James is the ONLY apostle I know of who’s death is clearly recorded in the bible in Acts 12:2! All other apostles deaths seem to be based on “church tradition”]

As for the “Catholic claim” that the upside down cross “isn’t Satanic”, well, judge for yourself……..

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18. One must kiss the pope’s ring and there are “levels” of hierarchy within the church

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19. A person must perform 3 miracles, be “beautified” and “canonized” before becoming a “saint”.

In the Bible, EVERYONE who has received Jesus Christ by faith is a saint!!!!!! A “saint”, by biblical definition, is a LIVING believer in Christ Jesus!!!! 

To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ” – Romans 1:7

Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ” – 1 Corinthians 1: 2-3

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:” – 2 Corinthians 1:1

To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” – Colossians 1:2

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus” – Ephesians 1:1

“And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God” – Romans 8:27 [Note: “dead saints” do NOT intercede for US, but rather Jesus HIMSELF intercedes for US  (believers with faith in HIM) who ARE the “saints” of God!

Daniel 7:25 states: “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

20. The reading of (& consequent understanding/interpretation of) the bible is best left to a priest(s).

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” [2 Timothy 3:16]

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation” [2 Peter 1:20]

This type of situation is one of the main issues that Jesus dealt with, concerning the “highly religious” and “social elite” Pharisees. Jesus Christ ministered to the poor and uneducated with commonly understood parables. In other words, they didn’t NEED someone to interpret the Scriptures for them. [Jesus Christ himself was the EPITOME of the scriptures, so who better to explain them to the common lay people than Jesus Christ himself?] And as a matter of fact, it was the Pharisees themselves who didn’t understand, as they were all caught up in their “religious acts”.

A Christian has the Holy Spirit [the spirit of truth/spiritual discernment] to lead him, he does not NEED a priest to interpret anything. As a matter of fact, the idea that only a priest is able to interpret the Scriptures, is one of the main reasons for the terrible abuses and exploitations by the priesthood over the years. It’s not so much about saving souls as it’s about $$$$$, Power and CONTROL. The “holy priesthood” knew they would pretty much be out of a job if the people were ever able to read the bible for themselves, and trust me, they weren’t ABOUT to give up all their $$$$, power and control (and same for the ancient Pharisees, for that matter!!!! In many ways, the Catholic “laity” is like the “modern day Jewish Pharisees” in the “modern day Jewish Temple – i.e. the Vatican”). 

The fact is, when a person thinks that a priest has special powers of biblical interpretation, they are putting themselves at the mercy of a sinful human being who is inundated with all kinds of jealousies, false motives [think $$$$$, power and control], arrogance, lust, greed, etc.

And most recently, it is ALSO come to my attention that there’s a very high likelihood that the Roman Catholic Church just might be “The Whore of Babylon” talked about in Revelation!

Revelation chapter 17 describes it in full detail!

But please, I beg you, NOW! If you or anyone you know’s currently in the Catholic Church right now, RUN from it! FLEE! And don’t EVER, **EVER** look back!

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” [Revelation 20:15]