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OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE QUEST
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN ORIGIN
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN RELIGION

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OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE TRUTH
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN TODAY
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN DISCUSSION

I am often asked, what my "doctrine" is and what "denomination" I am.
The answer is simple ... I am just a Christian.I realize that interpretation, pride and prejudice have divided the TRUE Church into many different "denominations" but, that was not what Jesus intended. That is Satan's plan and is certainly not an example of God's Grace and the command to Love one another. Most of the divisions are based upon interpretation of specific scriptures in the Bible. Other divisions stemmed from the pride of individuals wanting control, dating way back.

I am no man's judge and have nothing against any specific Church that seeks to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Despite the potential differences in opinions, interpretation, and even doctrine up to a certain point.

I believe that we should remember that we all come from diff backgrounds and may have varying beliefs and different interpretations of specific Scriptures, but we share one POWERFUL common bond which should have us overcome these lil differences and that is our love for and belief in Jesus Christ, which makes us brothers and sisters in HIS family.

However ... When the shared beliefs of any Church or group of followers of any type are contrary to the teachings in the Bible that they begin to tread into the category of concern.
It is then that we, as Christians must discern well.

There are many false Religions that one should beware of and to find out what the beliefs of any said Church are, should be done, for we are taught to "Prove all things" and choose to hold onto that which is Good.

1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

And to check the fruits (words and deeds) for a tree is known by it's fruit.

Matthew 7:17-20
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.


OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE CHALLENGE
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN PROOF
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

Therefore ... I have chosen to do a study on the Roman Catholic Church.

I do this NOT to condemn the beliefs of those precious souls within the fold, but rather to look at a few practices of the Roman Catholic Church and compare them to the Bible itself and allow the BIBLE to reveal TRUTH.

Now, before we begin, I want it made VERY clear that there are millions of children of God that have chosen to be or were grandfathered into the Roman Catholic Church faith. They truly believe in Jesus and love Him with all of their heart.

I have MANY beliefs in common with the Catholic faith ... Such as their belief that there is one God, but also believe in the Trinity. They are Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They believe that Jesus is the Son of God and was born of a virgin birth. They believe in the Original Sin of man and how it affects us today, but that thru belief in Jesus that we are able to be restored with God. They believe in Loving one another, forgiveness and GRACE.

Again I am in harmony with the Catholic Church in MANY of the primary ingredients of Faith.

That being said, let us continue ...

Allow me to give you a lil similitude to reveal my beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church as a whole ...

I will use the USA in this similitude ...

I do NOT believe that the United States of America, it's foundation, it's principles, most of its political leaders and certainly not each individual soul within it is corrupt and being instructed by an evil source. I do not believe that each American citizen has surrendered the beliefs that this country was founded on.

However ... I do believe that there are SOME political powers behind the scenes of the governing structure who are and do.

I believe that these individuals are changing the original PURPOSE of this country and misleading the people, little by little and I believe they do so for selfish motivation and financial gain for themselves and their causes.

A slow fade, if you will.

Unfortunately, many citizens nowadays follow in blind devotion. Tho most probably do so believing that they are following the righteous intent which was instituted way back when, while others SEE, but can or will not do anything.

But, alas... If one looks around we can see the end result is NOT what was intended. You will see such a drastic change in values and morals which are training and leading the children away from God like cattle to the slaughter.

In like manner, some of the authorities within the Roman Catholic Church are doing the same thing in a few areas.

I speak not only of the Catholic leaders who are molesting the lil children that attend their Church merely seeking JESUS. I do not speak only of the leaders of the Catholic Church choosing to hide the horrible crimes against God's trusting children and moving these sexual predators disguised as Christian Shepherds from Church to Church as to avoid scandal as it would be a blemish on that which they seek to appear perfect to the world.

This type of thing happens in other denominations too.


OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE TEST
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN QUIZ
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN NOW

No, my Christian brothers and sisters... Tho I am VERY concerned about the state of the Church overall, I speak of a few core issues within the Roman Catholic Church which do not sit well with God's Word and it just makes me ponder on ... Why.

But, let's do a lil research on origins of the Roman Catholic Church first.

As we know from the Bible and History books, the Roman Empire was the source of most pain and suffering towards souls who followed Christianity for hundreds of years, as the early Christian Faith grew.

Not only were they responsible for the death of most of the Apostles, in such horrific ways, but also Christian families.

They even made SPORT of the murders.

Here is an example ...

The Romans crucified and beheaded many of the Apostles, Christian disciples and martyrs there.
As a matter of fact, they used to have these arenas where they would all gather and have Christian children put on sheep skins.

They then opened the doors to the arena, and the Christian children were told to run out with the sheepskins on making the noises of sheep (bahhhhhhhh) ...

The Christian children were thinking it was a game, and did not know the Romans had ravenous wolves waiting to devour them ... All for the Roman's entertainment.

This type of thing was done in open forums not only to kill off Christians and their families, but also so that those contemplating becoming Christians ... Would be afraid to.

The Roman empire attempted to crush the Christian faith as they did the hopes and dreams of every country they overtook.

But alas ... They contended not with man, but with GOD.

It was NOT happening ... Christianity WAS going to continue to grow.

Seeing they could not beat Christianity, it appears that they had no choice but to embrace it and USE it.

Sooooooo ... Christianity was legalized in the fourth century, when Constantine I issued the Edict of Milan in 313 AD ...

In other words, after about hundreds of years of torturing Christians, a new law was instituted that you were not tortured and/or killed for being a Christian after this point by the Roman Empire.

Then, in about 380 AD ... Emperor Theodosius I created a law establishing Catholic Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire.

The Roman Catholic Church was born.


OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE HOPE
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN BY NATURE
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN BIBLICALLY

The Roman Catholic Church roots were a mixture of a defeated Roman Empire by the Christian Faith which they then adopted the FAITH which defeated them and mixed it with some existing beliefs of it's culture.

Then came the Crusades in about 1095 AD and the Inquisitions followed in about 1185 AD which was the Roman's deep seated desire to control by use of power, by demanding that people become Roman Catholic Christians or be put to death. Many were killed just as the early Christians were but this time ... In the name of the Roman Catholic Church.

This and the subsequent crusades ultimately failed and even contributed to the hatred of the Christian Faith by many.

But, we know that our Lord was NOT about forcing souls to choose Christianity.

Nor do the words of any Apostle in the Bible suggest this.

We all know that one cannot FORCE matters of the heart such as Love and Faith upon someone, the result will not be the same as one who CHOOSES to do so.

Another major problem besides the deep seated selfish desires of the Roman Empire to not lose control, being the driving force behind Roman Catholic Church, was that some of their previous beliefs in idols and what have you, were mixed in with the True Christian Faith.

This aspect of the Roman Catholic Church causes this tree to have spiritual roots which may blossom into practice and principles which will not be Biblical as the Bible was written many years before the Romans adopted it.

One can already see some questionable policies.

One may ask ... What gives you the right to make such a claim?

It is not I that witnesses against some of the policies and practices of the Roman Catholic Church my friends ...

It is your Lord ... JESUS.

Jesus spoke PLAINLY ...

Matthew 23:9
And call no man your father upon the earth: for ONE is your Father, which is in Heaven.

And yet the Catholic Church requires that you call their priests, "father" ...

In fact the title pope stems from the Greek word papas, which simply means "father."

Again ... I believe that most priests and even the Popes are sincere followers of the Lord.

They only follow pre-existing customs and rules.

I just question something that is so OBVIOUSLY written in the Bible by our Lord, being ignored and instead demanded of the souls who join.

In addition ...

The Roman Catholic Church holds a strong passion to present Mary as the Deity to be prayed through to reach God ...

When the Bible clearly teaches that JESUS is the ONLY mediator between God and man.

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


OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE QUESTIONS
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN TO GOD
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN FAITH

The Bible reveals NOTHING that even remotely suggests that people should pray to or through Mary to reach God, or any Saint for that matter.

Mary herself never suggested that anyone pray to or through her either. In fact she was very humbled when the Angel Gabriel brought her the salutation and good news, of the birth of our Lord and Savior. One might think that she would be mortified that while praying the rosary people pray a prayer honoring her ten times repeated for the Lord's prayer once.

Luke 11:27-28
And it came to pass, as he 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 said,
Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

So, why does the Roman Catholic Church make a big deal out of going through Mary to get to God?

Perhaps this is because the Roman Empire, prior to their change of mind and heart regarding Christianity, had previous faith in female idols which they called goddesses. From Diana to Victoria to Bona Dea to Venus just to name a few.

So, it appears that they kinda blended their previous beliefs, with the Christian Faith.

This is a VERY concerning ingredient in the foundation of this Faith.

Last, but not least ... There is prophecy in God's Word, which has eerie similarities to the Roman Catholic Church.

In Revelation, chapter 17, we learn of a governing body that will be a part of the End Times.

It is the great whore that sits upon many waters (many people) Revelation 17:1.

With whom the worldly people indulged in her ways Revelation 17:2.

She sits atop of a beast with seven heads and 10 horns (Antichrist's empire) and is arrayed in purple and red and is decked with jewels and wealth Revelation 17:3-4.

On her head is written, "MYSTERY, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the Earth".

Who or what in the world is? We are given every clue necessary to figure out who this entity is in Revelation chapters 17 and 18.


OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE PROPHECY
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN IN THE FUTURE
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN PEOPLE

We will begin our quest to solve this
"MYSTERY".

Rev. 17: 3 ... It will "ride on" Antichrist's empire.

Rev. 17: 4 ... This place's colors are purple and red.


Rev. 17: 6 ... It's a place that killed many Christians.


Rev. 17: 9 ... This place sits upon 7 mountains.

Rev. 17: 15 ... It controls different nations & races.

Rev. 17: 17 ... It is a great city which rules kings.

Rev. 18: 12 ... It is known for abundant merchandise.

Rev. 18: 17-19 ... Smoke from this place can be seen from the sea.

Now, as I ponder on these clues to our
"MYSTERY BABYLON" many things continue to disturb me. We know that Babylon is Iraq in the history books and with as much as is going on in Iraq at this time, it would make for an easy scapegoat.

However, the word ... "MYSTERY" and many other bothersome clues continue to demand that we seek further. If you actually read the verse links shared ... You will find these concerns.

For example ...

Iraq was not a place well known for it's killing of Christians at the time this Revelation was written.

It does not sit on seven mountains or hills.

It does not control different nations and races nor rule kings of the Earth.

It is known for oil, but not the merchandise mentioned.

It is NOT a sea port.


OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE CONCERNS
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN WARNING
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS

BUT, I do know of a place that fits VERY well.

ROME/Vatican ...

It will be a part of Antichrist's empire according to the Bible.

It's colors
are purple and red.

It
does sit on seven hills.

It
is the only city that controls many VARIOUS nations, peoples, by way of the ... Roman Catholic Church.

It has and does influence the decisions of Kings.

It
is known for all of the merchandise mentioned.

It
is a seaport.

It has the most blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

Since the writer of the book of Revelation, wrote this book on Patmos Island, which is a Roman prison, I guess I can see why he would need to write the word "Mystery" as to be able to have the vision he was given, shown to other Christians and not have it confiscated because the Romans did not like reading of their own doom.

We should keep our eyes on Rome and the Vatican, for they seem to fit the "Mystery" woman description VERY well.

ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN ... OF COURSE THEY ARE
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN ... ABSOLUTELY


Sooooooo, as you can see ... I do NOT believe that Roman Catholic Church believers are evil.


OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BIBLE SUMMARY

I believe that they, just like many others in various "denominations" are being taught a few things that do not appear to be in harmony with the Words of the Bible.

I also fear that
they are following a faith who will obtain a future leader who will be instructed by the enemy of our soul as to lead the sheep astray.
Allowing a lil more and more changes in policy and practice now and again. Some subtle changes and some not so subtle changes. Many times in an effort to appear politically correct, but when viewed over years one can see them as plagues allowed within the Body of Christ.

But, I also know that other "denominations" are adapting to worldly ways as well.
Perhaps by allowing a lil of this and a lil of that from various "denominations" as to ADAPT to one another and even allowing other Religions to join and mixing doctrines and beliefs ...
They appear to be striving to achieve a one world religion.

AND ...

Whoever does not accept this mongrel religion, during the End Times ...
Well, if you have read the Bible ... You know the rest of the story.

Therefore, I judge NOT the Roman Catholic Church who are as subject as any other religious denomination that will choose to follow the world as cattle to the slaughter, unknowingly setting up the kingdom of Antichrist.

That is God's business.

My concern is for those who are following blindly. And as the policies within the Church change ... So do people's minds and hearts who are not cautious.

The old Roman Catholic Church Bible teachings( as a whole are an awesome tool by which to bring souls to Christ and MOST of those within it's leadership are sincere, but what if someone evil got in control of such a powerful Religious system?

THIS ... Is why I sound the Trumpet.

BEWARE

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