often asked, what my "doctrine" is and what "denomination"
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.
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.
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.
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDY
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN RELIGION
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.
to check the fruits (words and deeds) for a tree is known
by it's fruit.
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.
Therefore ... I
have chosen to do a study on the Roman Catholic Church.
I do this
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.
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
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,
Again I am in harmony with the Catholic Church in MANY of
the primary ingredients of Faith.
being said, let us continue ...
to give you a lil similitude
to reveal my beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church as a
I will use
the USAin this similitude...
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN RESEARCH
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN IN CUSTOMS AND PRACTICE
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 thatthere are SOME political
powers behind the scenes of
the governing structure who are and do.
I believe that
these individualsarechanging 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
many citizens nowadays follow in blind devotion. Tho most probably do so
believing that they are following the righteous intent
instituted way back when, while others SEE, but can or
will not do anything.
But, alas... Ifone 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.
like manner, some of the authorities within the Roman
Catholic Church are doing the same thing in a few areas.
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 asto 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.
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN PEOPLE
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN IN BELIEFS
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 ...
But, let's do a lil
research on origins of the Roman Catholic Church first.
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
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
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 thinkingit was a game,
and did not know the Romans had ravenous wolves
waiting to devour them ... All for the Roman's
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
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
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
created a law establishing Catholic Christianity as the
official religion of the Roman Empire.
The Roman Catholic Church was born.
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN TRUTH
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN ORIGINS
Roman Catholic Churchroots were a mixture of a defeated
Roman Empire by the Christian Faith which they
thenadoptedthe FAITH which defeated them
and mixed it with some existing beliefs of it's culture.
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 ...
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.
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 idolsand what have you, were mixed in with the
True Christian Faith.
This aspect of the Roman Catholic Church causes this
tree to have spiritual rootswhich 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 spoke PLAINLY
And call no man
your father upon the earth: for ONE is your Father, which is in Heaven.
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
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
Roman Catholic Church holds a strong passion to
present Mary as the Deity to be prayed through to reach
the Bible clearly teaches that JESUS is
the ONLY mediator between God and man.
For there is one God, and
ONE mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus
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
intimated 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
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.
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.
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.
ARE CATHOLICS CHRISTIAN PROPHECY
IS CATHOLIC THE SAME AS CHRISTIAN IN THE END TIMES
Revelation, chapter 17, we learn of a governing bodythat
will be a part of the
It is the great whore
that sits upon many waters (many people)
whom the worldly people indulged in her ways
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
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.
We will begin our quest to
Now, as I ponder on these clues to our
things continue to disturb me.
We know that Babylon is
And with as much as is going on in Iraq at this
time, it would make for an easy scapegoat.
and many other bothersome clues continue to demand that
we seek further.
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
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
It is NOT a sea port.
BUT, I do know of a place that fits VERY well.
It will be a part of
Antichrist's empireaccording to the Bible.
It's colors are purple and
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
It is known for all of the
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
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
Weshould keep our eyes on Rome and the Vatican, for
they seem to fit the
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
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
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 ...
to be striving to achieve a one
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.
judge NOT the Roman Catholic Churchor any other Church
that will choose to follow the world as cattle to the
setting up the kingdom of Antichrist.
That is God's business.
concern is for those who are following blindly.
And as the policies within the
Church change ... So do the people's minds and hearts.
The Roman Catholic Church as
a whole is 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.
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