Catholic Church of Rome – Vatican
Please also see: ‘Sabbath.’ ‘Three Angels Messages.’
This is all presented in love. It is not intended to be offensive in any way at all. This simply presents GOD’s original unchangeable plan and Word for humanity, which is unchangeable, irrevocable, and non-negotiable for all time. This has always been clearly stated in GOD’s WORD in the Bible, as written between 1500 years BC and 100 years AD, which no human has the right to change in any detail at all, irrespective of any so-called claims, rights, or authority to do so.
GOD’s ways are timeless, and are not affected, changed, or varied, in any way at all by human cultures, trends, choices, traditions, changing opinions, time, or any other worldly changes, variations, factors, conditions, or statute laws, that people try to impose on society.
GOD has allowed humanity to have freedom of choice, and if people choose to ignore GOD’s instructions, they are free to do so, but need to realize that every choice has an eventual consequence, good or bad.
GOD’s Word - with its laws, principles, and standards - is HIS absolute and ultimate truth, in every way, which is not open to change or challenge.
GOD wants everyone to live a happy and successful life; however HIS Word and Truth are unchangeable and remain the same eternally. No one has any right whatsoever to change it in even the smallest way.
Human authorities decide they can do better, and install laws to protect the changes they make. They assume their own authority to do so. People have freedom of choice; but the consequences never change.
Every person has the right to their own individual choice, as long as it does not harm others, or impose on other’s individual rights and freedom. However having the right and freedom to do something, does not necessarily make it the right thing to do.
I am merely revealing the following information so that people may know their options. Factional groups have rated whatever clashes with their opinions, as ‘offensive.’ They have even attempted to rate the Bible - GOD’s own Truth - as a book of hate speech.
1 John 4:8 &16 Whosoever does not love does not know GOD, because GOD is love. And so we know and rely on the love GOD has for us. GOD is love. Whoever lives in love lives in GOD, and GOD in them.
Seek the Truth with all your heart.
The truth of (about) the Roman Catholic Church.
‘Catholic’ means ‘universal' = ‘world-wide.’ To be correct the name should have remained as ‘The Roman Catholic Church,’ = ‘The Catholic Church of Rome,’ as it was previously known. This church has created its own doctrine, its own agenda of control, and association of church and state; which are not in keeping with GOD’s instructions.
It presents scripture in ways that seem right to all who are not sufficiently informed; however it contains manipulation and falsehood set up to deceive and control people.
Reference to being Roman or of Rome - under Vatican control - denoted them as being different, promoting their own ‘separate brand’ of ‘Christianity,’ which it still is. They have now dropped the reference to ‘Rome’ or ‘Roman,’ to give the impression of being conventionally and universally legitimate and credible.
The Catholic church is Lucifer’s – Satan’s – the devil’s – instrument. It is in opposition to GOD and Jesus. Of course it does not appear that way to 99% of people.
This is not a lie, or an ill-informed statement, or a lop-sided judgement, or a bitter accusation, it is the TRUTH.
Their requirement for pope and priests to not marry; and the worship of Mother Mary and baby Jesus, contradict GOD’s instructions and Word.
Catholicism poses as a ‘Christian religion,’ but in fact is a ‘system.’ It operates in opposition to GOD, but puts up a Christian veneer – It is still re-cycled paganism with a
Christian ‘shopfront.’ It is camouflaged counterfeit Christianity with its own mode of operation, doctrine, and behaviour.
The Greek roots of the term "Catholic" mean, in simple terms, ‘universal.’ They are taking steps to almost force people to turn to them and agree with their agenda. People still have their own option, but all who choose to not agree with their agenda, will meet with horrible - horrific - consequences.
The Catholic Church - System has set themselves up to greatly impress; however they have a huge sting in their tail, which, when enacted, will catch out millions of people comprising their own members and also other religious and non-religious people. It will not appear to be from them because of the deceptive ways in which it will be enacted and applied; the result of which these millions of people will be forever excluded from heaven and eternal life.
King Nebuchadnezzar had troubling dreams, and one, in particular, troubled him greatly, which was correctly interpreted by Daniel, as written in Daniel 2. The reference to the feet being a mixture of iron and clay represented Pagan Rome which consisted, and still does, of two legs (divisions). Ref. Daniel 2:33, & 41-43. The eastern leg represents Islam (with 5 powers,) and the western leg represents Europe (with 5 powers.) Today Turkey is the 8th most powerful nation and represents true Islam. Islamic power is centred in Turkey, Syria, and Iran.
Martin Luther’s magnificent research of true and correct Biblical meaning, in the form of 95 theses which he nailed to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in October 1517, showed the correct application of what the Bible teaches. In the year 2017 these have been discounted and rejected by the Catholic Church, as being irrelevant and not applicable at all. This is sheer apostasy. Martin Luther was perfectly correct in exposing the wrong interpretation of scripture, and the intentional misrepresentation and manipulation of the Bible which the ‘Catholic’ church was applying to control people on their terms; which were the opposite to what Jesus taught.
Christianity should be based only, in all respects, on the Bible = Sola scriptura = scripture alone; accurately presented, spoken, taught, and applied in all respects.
The Catholic Church has even changed the Ten Commandments by removing the second commandment which prohibited having idols. One can observe the number of idols in Catholic churches. They then made up for the missing commandment by splitting the tenth commandment about not coveting, into two sections; which is not only not required, but is changing GOD’s Word, which is never to be changed.
This alone will attract GOD’s severest punishment, apart from many other evil aspects of their system which are qualified to be described as iniquitous, irreligious, unrighteous, sacrilegious, profane, irreverent, sinful, immoral, and blasphemous.
GOD is sovereign, which means that HE has absolute and ultimate authority. No one at all has equal or greater authority; nor does anyone have any right at all to assume or presume any human decision to act out a right to change any part of GOD’s Word or to act on HIS behalf; nor to presume or claim that GOD has given them the right to do so.
Mere humans, irrespective of who they think they are, whatever titles individuals are given, inherit, adopt, or assume themselves, together with whatever assumed authority; have no right whatsoever to change GOD’s Word. To do so is severely wrong, sinful, and theologically criminal. To assume authority over GOD’s Word is the height of ignorance, and apostasy.
Christ foresaw that humans would exalt their own authority, and the Bible has warned not to follow blind leaders. The Roman Catholic church teaches that only her clergy have the right to interpret Scripture. Although the reformation gave the Bible to everyone, Rome holds to the same principle, which prevents multitudes in Protestant churches from searching the Bible for themselves.
Many people are committed to what they hear from the clergy, and they become attached to error; even after reading the Bible themselves and feeling the convincing power of the Holy Spirit, they turn back to what they have been told.
In GOD’s eyes every human being is equal.
The Catholic Encyclical states that the ‘Pope stands in the place of Christ.’ ‘Vicarius filii dei.’ The Vatican also claims that the Pope has the authority to change the word of GOD. This is evil in the extreme.
Statement on page 58 of a Vatican document named ‘Catholic view:’
Catholic apologists* answer the Protestant claims by noting that ‘Vicarius Filii Dei’ is not an official Papal title. They also argue that even if it was a Papal title, that wouldn't be sufficient to associate the Pope with the number of the Beast, as other names could be manipulated to get the same number. But that does not change the fact of his numerical value. They answer the claims that "Vicarius Filii Dei" is written on the Papal Tiara, by stating that there is no evidence of any Papal Tiara having such inscription. Probably a surreptitious change.
The Vatican established the position - office - of Pope based on their assumption that Peter was the first Pope.
Jesus did not allude at all, to this being the case. Jesus was referring to Peter’s correct observation: The statement of ‘Jesus being the Messiah,’ which confirmed Jesus as being the Rock.
Peter = petros in Greek which means a small stone. Jesus said “and on this rock I will build My Church,” meaning Himself - based on Peter’s statement of Who He, Jesus, was and is - the Messiah - Jesus is the rock, (not a small stone.)
Matthew 16:15-18 “But what about you?” He asked, “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living GOD.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My FATHER in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
The Vatican has either intentionally twisted it around, or interpreted it wrongly.
The first papal election following In Nomine Domini, 1059 AD., took place in San Pietro in Vincoli (‘Saint Peter in Chains’) rather than Old St. Peter's Basilica due to intense secular opposition to the new papal selection process.
The position of Pope – the Papacy – is a man-made assumed position which includes assumed authorities, including appointing priests who receive people’s confession and forgive their sins – only GOD can forgive sins. The priests are called ‘father’ – and GOD directed in:
Matthew 23:9-12 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher – GOD – and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on Earth, ‘father,’ for you have one FATHER, and HE is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
All contradictions to the above, plus many other practices and beliefs in the Catholic church are in direct opposition to GOD’s instructions.
We are to worship GOD and the risen Jesus, NOT Jesus as a baby, or his mother.
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“The Roman Church now presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of horrible cruelties. She has clothed herself in Christlike garments; but she is unchanged. Every principle of the papacy that existed in past ages exists today. The doctrines devised in the darkest ages are still held. Let none deceive themselves. The papacy that Protestants are now so ready to honour is the same that ruled the world in the days of the Reformation, when men of GOD stood up, at the peril of their lives, to expose her iniquity. She possesses the same pride and arrogant assumption that lorded it over kings and princes, and claimed the prerogatives of GOD. Her spirit is no less cruel and despotic now than when she crushed out human liberty and slew the saints of the Most High.”
From ‘The Great Controversy,’ page 571.
“GOD’s word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare. She is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men. She is piling up her lofty and massive structures in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated. Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of GOD will thereby incur reproach and persecution.” From The Great Controversy, page 582
Matthew 16:15-19 “But what about you?” Jesus asked, “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living GOD.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood (humans,) but by My FATHER in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Jesus meant that He would build His church on Himself, the rock of Peter’s correct identification of Who He (Jesus) was. Even though the name Peter in Greek is Petros meaning small stone or rock, Jesus did not base His statement on this, but on the words of Peter’s statement = Peter’s observation of Who Jesus was and is.
GOD would not have approved that Peter be known as a Pope, as it contradicts GOD’s knowledge of what was to come. Read Revelation 17 & 18.
The name ‘Roman Catholic Church’ was used for many years; however they have seemingly dropped the ‘Roman’ aspect. Catholic means universal. Independent churches were described as the Catholic and Apostolic Church. However, modern posturing has meant surreptitious changes in names and descriptions.
The sheer size and extreme wealth of the ‘Roman’ Catholic church has fooled millions of people into being deceived. Their accurate history can be read in ‘The Great Controversy’ by Ellen G. White, and other books, and also found on a google search. Read the history of this ‘cultish religion’ and be clearly aware that despite all their rhetoric, a ‘leopard does not change its spots,’ So please do not be fooled.
GOD’s word is unchangeable, HE does not alter it because of the changing of human opinions and ways of life - so for a human appointed person to claim that they have the authority to change it, is not only ridiculous, but also a gross insult and offence against GOD’s supreme authority. GOD is sovereign. HE has never given any authority to any human to make any alteration whatsoever.
Many Catholics are GOD’s people, because have their own right relationship with GOD and Jesus, but do not realize the reality of the Catholic ‘system.’ Those who are truly GOD-ly people, and have personal relationship with GOD, are seen by HIM as HIS true people, not based on their religious affiliation - denomination. However when they become aware of the ‘Catholic system’ GOD says to come out of ‘her.’ Revelation 18:4.
The wealth of the Catholic church - Vatican - is beyond calculation. They could easily wipe out poverty if they chose to do so.
Habakkuk 2:3 ‘For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.’
Revelation 17:1-6 ‘One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the Earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the Earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. The name written on her forehead was a mystery:
BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of GOD’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.’
This is just a part of what is stated about the Catholic church in Revelation. Once again this shows that GOD knows everything, past, present, and future.
Revelation 18:4-5 says: ‘Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, MY people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and GOD has remembered her crimes.”
Read all of Chapter 18, knowing that it all refers to the Catholic ‘church’ system.
Most people would question: “What is wrong with the Catholic ‘church’.?” Clever deception has no limits. The so-called Spanish Inquisition 1231-1826 AD, and the French Revolution 5th May 1789 – 9th November 1799 AD, were a part of the suppressive cruelty of the Vatican – Catholic system.
This was all to punish people for having a Bible, and to put others off from having one, because the Vatican was desperate to protect their demonic control of people, and would do anything to protect it. The Catholic system was feeding the people with their version of the Bible. People were finding the truth, and loving the TRUE GOD. The Vatican became determined to reverse this.
The Vatican will do anything to force people to only be exposed to the Vatican system and the Catholic ways of applying their changes of scripture, and distorting and misrepresenting GOD’s teachings, laws, and principles. The Roman Catholic version of the ten commandments removed the second commandment – relating to not having idols; and to offset this they split the tenth commandment about not coveting, into two parts.
Over 20,000 Christian denominations have now ‘blindly’ or maybe willingly, because of deception and lack of knowledge, pledged their allegiance to the Catholic ‘mother’ church. They were either former breakaways still operating with Catholic principles, or others who have been drawn to relate to this Vatican controlled Catholic Church of Rome.
The Vatican system has amassed so much wealth and grandeur, that people are impressed as to think: ‘They must be right; how could they possibly be wrong?’
Extremely successful criminals usually have magnificent homes. Do not be deceived – the deadliest poison requires a lot of sugar - chocolate coating - and camouflage.
There are many sincere people within this system, but when they know the true facts, they should withdraw and find a good Christian church. However there will be many Catholic people in heaven.
The violent demonic cruelty and torture to death in the Middle Ages, just for owning a Bible, were unlimited, and no rational GOD-loving person could ever do such things.
A leopard does not change its spots. This will all happen again and will be the worst in human history.
Revelation 22:18-21 ‘I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book (Revelation.) If anyone adds anything to them, GOD will add to them the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, GOD will take away from them their share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Whoever testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with GOD’s people. Amen.’
Matthew 24:21 ‘For then there will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning of the world until now; and never to be equalled again.
Please be lovingly informed and respond only to GOD’s directions.
Martin Luther’s work was a magnificent effort to reveal GOD’s Biblical truth, which the ‘Roman Catholic Church’ had mis-represented, by distorting, twisting, changing, and lying; for the purpose of gaining their own manipulative control.
On October 31st 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church.
He had meticulously researched the Bible and identified in detail the points which the Roman Catholic church had changed, misrepresented, and ignored. This was a protest against the falsity of the Catholic church. It led to the protestant movement and all the churches which became known as the Protestant Churches. The Catholic Church fought fiercely against this, and in extremely recent times have seemingly been successful in discrediting and destroying the worthiness of all of Martin Luther’s work, and making him and his good reputation of no significance any longer, and now completely irrelevant.
Martin Luther’s claim was ‘Sola scriptura,’ Latin = Scripture alone. It is a Christian theological doctrine which holds that the Christian Scriptures are the sole infallible rule of faith and practice. Bible truth is based on ‘sola scriptura’ which rejects any other spurious authority other than the Bible.
The Catholic church has virtually totally eliminated Martin Luther’s work, and have rendered it as being irrelevant today, and is enticing ill-informed religions and protestant churches to return to the Catholic - Vatican fold; and the churches are doing this with sickening and ignorant surrender.
This major Catholic religion / denomination with headquarters in its own very small Vatican City, which is the smallest country in the world, encircled by a 2-mile border within Rome and therefore surrounded by Italy. Vatican City is an independent city-state that covers just over 100 acres, making it one-eighth the size of New York's Central Park.
Vatican City is governed as an absolute monarchy with the pope as its head.
This religion will very soon, in the tradition of Charlemagne, wreak havoc on Earth for one last time. Do not be fooled by their size, pageantry, wealth, and tradition etc.; they are planning and preparing under-handedly, to once again, as in their historical past, to violently, cruelly, without any compassion or any limits; inflict a reign of terror, to mercilessly force their dominating, dictatorial plans onto the whole world.
This will be for the final time.
Please do not be fooled, the Roman Catholic Church - The Vatican - will be revealed as real enemies of True Christianity.
Please read all of Revelation chapters 17 & 18. Babylon = The Catholic Church =The Roman Catholic Church = Vatican ruled Church.
Ignorance of history allows it to be repeated, and this is exactly what the Bible has prophesied. GOD knew this would happen.
Jesus’ return will terminate their existence forever.
Two of their deceptive instruments are false evidence of the immortality of the soul, and the counterfeit ‘Sunday Sabbath’ in place of GOD’s correct seventh day Sabbath which is Saturday. Jesus said “I am Lord of the Sabbath” which most church people wrongly think means that relationship with Him replaces any requirement to keep the Sabbath. Jesus meant the contrary; He was magnifying the truth and significance of the true seventh day Sabbath of rest. He was also identifying His being the Creator who rested on and established the Sabbath. So this gives incredible significance to the seventh day Sabbath; a memorial of GOD’s Creation.
The significance of the Sabbath was transferred to Sunday by the Catholic Church of Rome, which they acknowledge was by their own self assumed authority. (Ref. ‘The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.’ Vol. 1, p. 599.)
An excerpt from ‘The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine:’ Question: Which day is the Sabbath Day.? Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day. They claim authority because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (ca. 364 AD) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday (3rd ed., p 50.)
They refer to it as their mark of authority, on the basis that people went along with it, in apparent acceptance, after the change was made – a ridiculous justification. People were deceived in their own ignorance. Becoming a victim of deception does not justify the deception.
Such a change, or any variation at all, is absolute contradiction to GOD’s command and is not authorised or justified anywhere in the Bible. In GOD’s eyes the wording, meaning, and intention of the ten-commandments never change. Mankind may try to reason, using other scriptures such as Hebrews 4, to say that it was replaced by rest in GOD. We do have a rest in GOD but it is not a replacement Sabbath day rest.
(Please see: ‘Sabbath.’)
GOD never forces the will or the conscience; but Satan’s constant intent is to gain control of those whom he cannot otherwise seduce, and to do so by using cruelty to force acceptance. Through fear or force he endeavours to rule the conscience and to secure homage to himself. To accomplish this he works through both religious and secular authorities, influencing them to enforce human laws which defy the law of GOD.
Those who honour the Biblical Sabbath will be denounced as enemies of law and order, and for breaking down the moral restraints of GOD upon the Earth. Their conscientious choice and way of living will be pronounced as obstinacy, stubbornness, and contempt of authority. They will be accused of disaffection toward the government. Ministers who deny the obligation of GOD’s divine law, will preach the duty of yielding obedience to the civil authorities as though ordained by GOD. In legislative circles and courts of justice, commandment keepers will be misrepresented and condemned; and their beliefs and actions will be treated as having the worst motives.
The dignitaries of church and state will unite to bribe, persuade, or control all people to honour the Sunday day of rest. Their absence of divine authority will be replaced by oppressive enactments. Political corruption is destroying people’s love of justice and respect for truth; and even in free America, rulers and legislators, in order to secure public favour, will yield to the popular demand for a law enforcing Sunday observance. Liberty of conscience and freedom of choice, which has cost huge sacrifices to make available, will no longer be respected. In the soon-coming conflict we will see the fulfilment of the prophet’s words:
Revelation 12:17 “The dragon was wroth with the woman (the people of the true church,) and went to war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of GOD, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
Revelation 13:3-4 ‘One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshipped the dragon because he had been given authority to the beast, and they also worshipped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”
Revelation 13:11-18 ‘Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the Earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the Earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the Earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the Earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honour of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast (also called the Earth beast = America, speaking and acting on behalf of the first beast = the Vatican - the Pope) was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.’
The first beast is the Vatican. The Pope, with his assumed authority, is 666. The second beast is America - also called the Earth beast. America will serve as the initial ‘vehicle’ through which the Vatican will act. The ‘wound’ referred to above and in Revelation 13:3, was a great set-back which the Vatican suffered, but from which they recovered hence ‘the wound was healed.’ The present sexual offences are causing problems, but the Vatican will use different deceptive methods to overcome any set-back.
The teachings and practice of the Roman Catholic Church which are contrary to the teachings of Christ in Scripture.
This demonstrates that the teachings of the Catholic Church are not Christian teachings and are not consistent with the Bible. An opinion is that Christianity is held in poor regard because the Catholic Church teachings are contrary to genuine Christianity. The Catholic Church claimed to be the only authentic legitimate mother Christian church. Because its conduct is so anti-Christian, all non-Catholic Christians are held in low esteem by the secular world, because we are identified with the practices of the Catholic Church.
This is a short list of non-Christian teachings of the Catholic Church.
Forgiveness of sins – only GOD can forgive sins. Priests are themselves sinners! How can they forgive sins?
Trans-substantiation – the doctrine that a Catholic parish priest can transform the wafer into the actual body and blood of Christ, which is totally wrong.
Approach to GOD can only be made through church nominated intermediaries such as Mary and various church made saints. Jesus gave us direct communication with GOD in Jesus’ Name.
Adoration of images – breaks the second commandment – which has been removed in many Catholic Bibles.
Sunday worship – this was to replace the fourth commandment with their own commandment breaking recipe.
Compulsion to worship according to the dictates of the Catholic Church enforced by torture and death through the Inquisition. This was an evil, shocking, murderous abuse of innocent well-meaning people.
Celibacy of the clergy contrary to the scriptural injunction that ministers should be married. This is entirely unscriptural, anti-scriptural, and unnatural, to forcefully require of anyone.
Doctrine of purgatory, the eternal torment, limbo et cetera - none of which are of scriptural origin.
The claim to have authority to change GOD’s law. This is blatantly wrong and an insult to GOD Whose word is eternally unchangeable. It is, in fact, telling GOD that they can improve on the Bible, and in doing so they are positioning themselves for permanent destruction.
Baptism by the sprinkling of water. Scripturally correct Baptism is to be by full submersion, and is only for people who are mature enough to make the decision to be baptised, and to understand its meaning.
The following comment was in a report from Keep the Faith Ministry. October 2018
‘The scriptures teach that the Catholic Church is a cesspool of wickedness and corruption. In spite of all the apologies, all the high-sounding platitudes, sexual abuse is on the rise again and according to Sullins, it is being ignored again. When will it ever stop? The never-ending cycle of news about clergy sexual abuse leaves those who truly love GOD aghast at the moral depravity of the Roman Church, which pretends to be sanctimonious and holy. Nothing could be further from the truth.’
Revelation 18:4-6.‘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. 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.’
[The wound was the overthrow of the Papacy in Italy in 1798. Napoleon’s goal was to free Rome. In 1796 Napoleon Bonaparte, on his way to overthrow the pope, incited his soldiers to restore the Capitol, to awaken the people of Rome, blunted from centuries of slavery. Hearing of this, Pius VI 1775-1798,(born in 1717 as Giovanni Angelico Braschi, and died in 1799) attempted to fortify his position and neglected nothing that might prevent the great catastrophe. The French Directory demanded that the Papacy revoke, retract, and disannul all bulls, briefs, rescripts, and decrees affecting ecclesiastical affairs in France issued since the beginning of the Revolution in 1787. This Pius VI refused, declaring he would oppose it with force, and broke off the conference. The Directory wished Napoleon to destroy the Papacy, and directed that no successor to Pius VI be elected to the papal chair. It hoped as a consequence, to deliver Europe from the papal supremacy of suppression, oppression, and brutality. But Bonaparte negotiated the Treaty of Tolentino, on February 19, 1797, by which the Pope was to abandon Avignon, Venaissin, Bologna, Ferrara, and Romagna (Peter's patrimony,) in addition to heavy indemnities. The papal treasury was unable to meet the monetary demand, and the populace of Rome was showing increasing hostility to the papal government. The pope could scarcely appear in public without being hissed. Revolution was in the air. Incendiary placards were posted on the one hand, and on the other the French were exposed to increasing insults. A crisis approached.]
Revelation 14:6-13 “Then I saw another angel flying in mid- air, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the Earth – to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear GOD and give HIM glory, because the hour of HIS judgement has come. Worship HIM WHO made the heavens, the Earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
A second angel followed and said, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great (The Catholic Church), which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they too, will drink the wine of GOD’s fury, which has been poured out full strength into the cup of HIS wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
And the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name. This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people - saints of GOD who keep HIS commands and remain faithful to Jesus.’
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labour, for their deeds will follow them.’
Revelation 17:4-6 & 18 ‘The woman (the Roman Catholic church) was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This was written on her forehead:
“MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
I saw the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.’
‘The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the Earth.’
500 years ago the Roman Catholic church tortured more than 50 million people to death, --some historians opinions are that it could have been around 100 million, -- all for owning a Bible and learning GOD’s truth; which was a severe threat to their dictatorial and deceptive control.
This treatment will be repeated again within a few years with people who do not receive the Roman Catholic created mark of her authority, which will involve accepting Sunday as their enforced day of rest. The Sabbath of GOD is the seventh day = Saturday; not the first day of the week = Sunday.
GOD knew thousands of years ago that this would all happen, and HE has revealed it through HIS prophets. The order of things prevents GOD from interfering with such situations until a certain time.
The Fourth Angel’s Message.
Revelation 17:18 to18:1-8 ‘ The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the Earth. After this I saw another angel coming down out of heaven. He had great authority, and the Earth was illuminated by his splendour. With a mighty voice he shouted: “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great. She has become a home for demons and a haunt for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and destructive bird. For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the Earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the Earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.’
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her (the Catholic Church,) MY people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and GOD has remembered her crimes.
Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Mix her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torture and grief as the glory and luxury she herself gave. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit as a queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn.’ Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her; death, mourning, and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord GOD Who judges her.”
(‘Babylon,’ ‘the woman,’ ‘she,’ and ‘her,’ all refer to the Roman Catholic church.)
Those who endeavour to obey all the commandments of GOD will be opposed and derided. They can only stand in GOD. In order to endure the trials before them, they must understand GOD’s will as revealed in His word; they can only honour Him, because they have a right conception of His character, government, and purposes, and act in accordance with them. No-one but those who have secured their mind with Bible truths will be able to stand through this last great conflict.
To every soul will come the searching test: ‘Shall I obey GOD rather than humankind,?’ and this decision is crucially important right now. Are our feet planted on the rock of GOD’s immutable word? Are we prepared to stand firmly in defence of GOD’s commandments and the faith of Jesus?
This time of tribulation, which will be the worst ever in human history, most people are oblivious to, not even knowing about what is coming, or not believing that it will really happen, or turning a blind eye to it all, denying it, putting it out of their mind, or ‘putting their head in the sand.’
Some people think the Bible is now irrelevant, not realizing that it is woven with perfectly accurate information and prophecies. They become influenced and convinced by deceptive man-made instructions, laws, and twisted statutes, all intended to drive everyone in the direction that suits their purpose. Those who are not firmly informed and grounded in GOD’s truth, will be swept into the trap like sheep being led to the slaughter.
“The Roman Catholic Church now presents a fair front to the world, covering her record of horrible cruelties, with insincere apologies. She has clothed herself in Christlike garments; but she is unchanged. Every principle of the papacy that existed in past ages exists today. The doctrines devised in the darkest ages are still held. Let no one deceive themselves. The papacy that Protestants are now so ready to honour is of the same spirit that ruled the world in the days of the Reformation, when men of GOD stood up, at the peril of their lives, to expose her iniquity. She possesses the same pride and arrogant assumption that lorded it over kings and princes, and claimed the prerogatives of GOD. Just as a leopard does not change its spots, the Catholic system will not change, their character and nature; and this will ‘soon’ become revealed again in increased ways.
Her spirit is no less cruel and despotic now than when she crushed human liberty and tortured and killed the saints = Christians, of the Most High = GOD.”
(Great Controversy, page 571.)
The Catholic Church is Paganism with a Christian shop-front – a veneer. There are many lovely, sincere, people – including priests, who are part of the Catholic Church, but do not understand the true nature of Catholicism.
Do not be fooled by what appears to be a very convincing presentation and appearance; what lies behind it will be revealed.
The core nature of a person or system always remains in place.
Revelation 18:4-5 ‘‘Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, MY people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and GOD has remembered her crimes.”
Please be warned and take action before it is too late.
Lack of knowledge and understanding can be extremely costly.
“The papacy has attempted to change the law of God. The second commandment, forbidding image worship, has been dropped from the law, and the fourth commandment has been so changed as to authorize the observance of the first instead of the seventh day as the Sabbath. But papists urge, as a reason for omitting the second commandment, that it is unnecessary, being included in the first, and that they are giving the law exactly as God designed it to be understood. This cannot be the change foretold by the prophet. An intentional, deliberate change is presented: “He shall think to change the times and the law.” The change in the fourth commandment exactly fulfills the prophecy. For this the only authority claimed is that of the church. Here the papal power openly sets itself above God.” The Great Controversy, By Ellen White Page 446.
This link shows their oath:
One of the deceptive processes is ’Ignatian Spirituality’ also known as ‘Spiritual Formation,’ developed by Ignatius Loyola, from supernatural and Satanic revelations. Ignatius Loyola is the founder of the Jesuits, the most cruel, unscrupulous, and powerful of all the instruments of popery = Vaticanism.
There was and is no crime too great for them to commit, no deception too extreme for them to practice, no disguise too difficult for them to assume. They are cut off from every earthly tie and human interest; dead to natural affection, sensitivity, reason, and conscience. They are divorced from humane rules, obligations, and duties; and are committed only to their own order, and extending its power.
They are vowed to perpetual poverty and humility, and their studied aim is to secure wealth and power, to be devoted to the overthrow of Protestantism, and the re-establishment of the papal supremacy.
‘It was a fundamental principle of the order that the end justifies the means. By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination, were not only pardonable but commendable, when and where they served the interests of the church. Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into office of State, climbing up to be the counsellors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations. They became servants, to act as spies upon their masters. They established colleges for the sons of princes and nobles, and schools for the common people, and the children of Protestant parents were drawn into an observance of popish rites. All the outward pomp and display of the Romish worship was brought to bear to confuse the mind, and dazzle and captivate the imagination; and thus the liberty for which the fathers had toiled and bled, was betrayed by the sons. The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves across Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery.’ (GC88 235-236)
They are able to masquerade virtually perfectly, to most effectively infiltrate wherever they choose to, to achieve whatever they want.
Those who entertain the sophistries of ‘spiritual formation’ will find themselves in a position where the enemy, Satan and his demons, can talk with them, leading them further away from GOD’s truth.
‘If GOD has any new light to communicate. HE will let HIS chosen and beloved understand it, without their going to have their minds enlightened by hearing those who are in darkness and error.’ (EW 124)
The Catholic Church revealed - exposed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iSw7xcg7vQ 15 minutes