The Gospel Truth About Vatican City And The Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Emperor Constantine established himself as the head of the church around 325 A.D., which made this new "Christianity" the official religion of the Roman Empire. The first actual Pope in Rome was probably Leo I (440-461 A.D.), although some claim that Gregory I was the first (590-604 A.D.). This ungodly system eventually ushered in the darkest period of history known to man, properly known as the "Dark Ages" (500-1500 A.D.). Through popes, bishops, and priests, Satan ruled Europe, and Biblical Christianity became illegal.
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The Roman Catholic Church claims to have started in Matthew 16:18 when Christ supposedly appointed Peter as the first Pope. However, the honest and objective student of the Scriptures and history soon discovers that the foundation of the Roman church is none other than the pagan mystery religion of ancient Babylon.

“This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:32 (KJV)

The church and it’s true beginnings. While enduring the early persecutions of the Roman government (65-300 A.D.), most of professing Christianity went through a gradual departure from New Testament doctrine concerning church government, worship and practice. Local churches ceased to be autonomous by giving way to the control of “bishops” ruling over hierarchies. The simple form of worship from the heart was replaced with the rituals and splendor of paganism. Ministers became “priests,” and pagans became “Christians” by simply being sprinkled with water. This tolerance of an unregenerate membership only made things worse. SPRINKLED PAGANISM is about the best definition for Roman Catholicism.

The Roman Emperor Constantine established himself as the head of the church around 325 A.D., which made this new “Christianity” the official religion of the Roman Empire. The first actual Pope in Rome was probably Leo I (440-461 A.D.), although some claim that Gregory I was the first (590-604 A.D.). This ungodly system eventually ushered in the darkest period of history known to man, properly known as the “Dark Ages” (500-1500 A.D.). Through popes, bishops, and priests, Satan ruled Europe, and Biblical Christianity became illegal.

Throughout all of this, however, there remained individual groups of true Christians, such as the Waldensens and the Anabaptists who would not conform to the Roman system.

The Worship of Mary

“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 (KJV)

Roman Catholics believe that Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus and was sinless all of her life. She is worshiped in the Catholic church as the “Mother of God” and the “Queen of Heaven.” St. Bernard stated that she was crowned “Queen of Heaven” by God the Father, and that she currently sits upon a throne in Heaven making intercession for Christians. The Bible teaches otherwise.

In the Bible, Mary was a sinner just like the rest of us. She said herself that she needed a “Saviour” (Lk. 1:47), and she even had to offer a sacrifice for her sins in Luke 2:24. Jesus was only her “firstborn” son, according to Matthew 1:25, because she later had other children as well (Mt. 13:55; Gal. 1:19; Psa. 69:8). There’s only ONE mediator between God and men, and it isn’t Mary (I Tim. 2:5). The last time we hear from Mary in the Bible she is praying WITH the disciples, not being prayed to BY the disciples (Acts 1:14). The Bible never exalts Mary above anyone else. Neither should we.

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Pope Francis praying to Mary and seeking her blessing. Now where do I find that in the Bible again? Hmm…

Purgatory & The Bible

The Catholic Church teaches that a Christian’s soul must burn in purgatory after death until all of their sins have been purged. To speed up the purging process, money may be paid to a priest so he can pray and have special masses for an earlier release.

This heresy began creeping into the Roman Church during the reign of Pope Gregory around the end of the sixth century, and it has no scriptural support. In fact, Jesus warned us about this pagan practice in Matthew 23:14 when He spoke of those who devoured widows houses and made long prayers for a pretence. Psalm 49:6-7 tells us that a person couldn’t redeem a loved one, even if such a place did exist: “They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:”

Peter addresses this issue in Acts 8:20 when he says, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.” God’s word is clearly against the doctrine of purgatory.

The Mass & The Bible

By perverting the Christian practice of the Lord’s Supper (Mat. 26:26-28; I Cor. 11:23-27), the Catholic Church has created the Mass, which they believe to be a continual sacrifice of Jesus Christ:

“Christ…commanded that his bloody sacrifice on the Cross should be daily renewed by an unbloody sacrifice of his body and blood in the Mass under the simple elements of bread and wine.” (The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 10, Pg. 13, Article: “Mass, Sacrifice of”)

Jesus never made such a command. If you’ll check the above references in Matthew 26 and I Corinthians 11, you’ll see for yourself that the Lord’s Supper is a MEMORIAL and a SHOWING of Christ’s death until He comes again. It is not a sacrifice. The Catholic Encyclopedia states the following:

In the celebration of the Holy Mass, the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ. It is called transubstantiation, for in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the substance of bread and wine do not remain, but the entire substance of bread is changed into the body of Christ, and the entire substance of wine is changed into his blood, the species or outward semblence of bread and wine alone remaining.” (Vol. 4, pg. 277, Article: “Consecration”)

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HOCUS POCUS: Pope Francis commanding bread to become Jesus Christ, and then eat Him!

The Catholic Church teaches that the “Holy Mass” is a LITERAL EATING AND DRINKING OF THE LITERAL FLESH AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. The priest supposedly has the power to change the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.

Now, what does God’s word say about such practices? If you’ll read Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 17:11-12, and Acts 15:29, you will find that God absolutely FORBIDS the drinking of blood all through the Bible.

Rome teaches that the Mass is a continual “sacrifice” of Jesus Christ, but God’s word states that Jesus made the FINAL sacrifice on Calvary! This is made perfectly clear in Hebrews 10:10-12:

“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.”

The mass is unnecessary and unscriptural.

Salvation by Works

Through infant baptism, keeping sacraments, church membership, going to mass, praying to Mary, and confession (just to mention a few), the Catholic church has developed a system of salvation through WORKS. God’s word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not through works:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Ephesians 2:8,9 (KJV)

“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Romans 4:5 (KJV)

Jesus Christ came into this world to lay down His sinless life for YOU–to pay for your sins, because you couldn’t. Jesus is your only hope for salvation. Only by receiving Him as your Saviour can you enter the gates of Heaven. There is no other way.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 (KJV)

The Lord Jesus Christ has come and PAID for your sins by shedding His own Blood on Calvary. By receiving Him as your Saviour, you can be WASHED from all your sins in His precious Blood (Rev. 1:5; Col. 1:14; Acts 20:28; I Pet. 1:18-19). Notice these important words from Romans 5:8-9:

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Romans 5:8,9 (KJV)

Jesus PAID your way to Heaven for you! By receiving Him as your Saviour, you will be receiving God’s ONLY means of Salvation for you. Are you willing to forsake YOUR righteousness and receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your ONLY HOPE for Salvation? Romans 10:13 says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Are you willing to forsake your own righteousness, and trust Jesus Christ alone? He will save you just as He promised. Why not receive Him today and trust Him to give you a better way of life? source

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
  • bremertonchristian

    Speaking of pagan babylonian practices, will we all be participating in Christs-mass this year and Ishtar SUN-DAY next year? Jesus is our example and He participated in God’s appointed times and feasts, not winter/spring festivals.

    • Endiscoming

      The Church’s most hidden secret exposed!!!
      http://tinyurl.com/prophecynewsu

    • Jenny

      Not us. Haven’t acknowledged Christmas in more than a decade. Have not celebrated Ishtar in 20.

      I will confess I do like the confections though. Sorry.

      Jenny

    • rick

      The POPE is infallible according to Catholic Doctrine. This is about as absurd as former Bible belt pastor Stephen Mansfield stating OBAMA is a Christian! Amazingly even our conservative talk radio 99.7 in middle Tennessee where Stephen Mansfield lives had Stephen on the show as an expert, here was the show title for Stephen that morning:

      Is there hypocrisy in Christian right? November 27, 2012 – Former pastor, now author Stephen Mansfield discusses the missing role of the Christian right in politics.

      Has anyone ever heard of the “Fox guarding the hen house”. Stephen was the author of “The Faith of Barack Obama”, a book by the way that painted Obama as a good guy, one to vote for, then he is an EXPERT on HYPOCRISY???????

      What we have is a the rise of the false church (the Pope, guys like Mansfield, and other feel good ministers like Osteen etc.) and also a lack of discernment in some of our good churches. Christians need to rise up and point out these false teachers. The next thing is these exact people will put there energy into ‘hate speech laws’. Mark my words, they are already working on it right now. They hate the idea of anyone, especially just an ordinary joe pointing out their lies.

  • I was there at the May Crowning in grade school. It used to all be for a show; now there is a new breed of charismatic Catholics that know ‘Mother Mary’ personally and come and ‘sit in her kitchen’ and ‘talk with her’. Whether they are sincere or not I do not know. I was blocked on Facebook by a group of them for trying to explain that Mary doesn’t sit in some kind of ‘heavenly kitchen’ and visit with you. They are so smitten with her and so much in love with her, they would hardly even notice if Jesus came in the room – the one who died for them is not necessary… they don’t bear his name: they are Catholics, they don’t need to be washed in the blood of the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world, they have Mother Mary and the Pope to back it all up. They are led by demonic power available to all idolaters.

    • That’s why it cracks me up when anyone in the Catholic church says that they don’t worship and pray to Mary. They 100% do! And not just to her, but to dozens of other “saints” as well. We did that for 12 long years.

      • Carlos

        Hello I am a catholic and have great feelings for Mother Mary, but I can assure you that si a sin to adore any other than God iit’s in the bible éxodos 20, and in the doctrine of the catholic church it is clear that we can only adore the father, the son, the holy spirit and the holy cross, iif someone adores something el se si an ignorant.
        We have a say in catholisism that goes ignorant catholic si a future protestant

        • Bro. Nick

          Carlos – You might be interested to read what some Roman Catholicism websites say about the worship of Mary – and what the official positions of Roman Catholicism are about some of their essential beliefs – just a few of their many dogmas, doctrines, rules, practices and disciplines –
          – The Bible Proves the Teachings of the Catholic Church (an RCC website)
          http://www.trusaint.com/salvation-is-not-by-faith-alone/

          • The Bible teaches that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist
          • The Biblical basis for praying to Mary and for Catholic teachings on Mary
          • The Bible teaches that Jesus made St. Peter the first Pope
          • Justification by faith alone and eternal security refuted by the Bible
          • The Bible teaches confession to a Priest
          • The Bible on praying to and venerating Saints
          • The Bible teaches baptismal regeneration and that baptism is necessary for salvation
          • The proof for infant baptism
          • Baptism doesn’t have to be immersion
          • The Bible teaches Purgatory
          • The Bible does not teach Sola Scriptura (scripture alone)

          NOTE – Questions about The Holy Eucharist – 347. What happened when Our Lord said: “This is My body . . . this is My blood”? When Our Lord said, “This is My body,” the entire substance of the bread was changed into His body; and when He said, “This is My blood,” the entire substance of the wine was changed into His blood.
          EWTN – Global Catholic Network | http://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/eucha1a.htm

          It is written in “the word of the Lord” in Ephesians 2:8-9, KJV:
          “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.”
          .

          • Bro. Nick,
            A couple of points you missed:
            1. Catholicism is BIG business.
            2. Catholicism has a large body of followers.
            3. Any body that is business is a harlot.

            When the Pope’s position was offered to Jesus:
            Mathew 4:10
            Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written,
            ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD,
            AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'”

  • Grace

    On this line, should we still be observing Saturday Sabbath rather than Sunday?

    • Christians do not have a “sabbath day”, we never did and here is why: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pages/israel/are-christians-required-to-keep-the-sabbath.htm

    • bremertonchristian

      Read the ten commandments and answer that question for yourself.

      • Dude

        Thank you for that. The law of Yah is always and hadn’t changed including the fourth commandment.

        • lorraine

          Remember the sabbath and keep it Holy. Jesus is our sabbath, remember the sabbath, not to difficult to piece together.

          • patrice

            the sabbath was for the jews. Christians according to the NT worshipped on the first day of the week..sunday.

          • lorraine

            Hi Patrice, that’s my point . Jesus is our Sabbath,. Remember the the Sabbath. Remember Jesus. He is our rest. It’s an everyday worshipful act. Whenever we gather doesn’t matter. We can gather every day and depending which country you live in you will gather on your day off. If you lived in Dubai, you will father on Friday. If you live in Israel you will gather on Saturday. Where I live , we gather on Sunday, (it’s our day off), for a Bible study and preaching of the word or gospel and worship. On Saturday we have worship, school of ministry. We gather some Saturdays for worship and Bible Studies. We gather on Wednesday for Bible study and worship. As long as Jesus is our Sabbath. Our rest, we gather in His name.

      • Dude

        Thank you!!!!

    • The Sabbath was created for the Jews.Christians of the New Testament met on THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK.As far as the right day to worship, worship Him EVERY day of the week.

      • Jeremiah

        Ha,Larry Anderson….

        So true…..That’s what i wanna hear…..

        LET’S WORSHIP THE SAVIOR EVERYDAY!!!!!!

      • Denny

        This is not correct. Mark 2:27-28 says this: “And He said unto them, the Sabbath was made for MAN and norman for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.”

      • chris johnson

        Amen Brother.

      • BK

        The Sabbath was created or man – are you an Israelite?

        Exodus 12:49

        One law shall be to him that is homeborn [Hebrew], and unto the stranger [Gentile] that sojourneth among you.

        So, the Law wasn’t just for natural born Israel. The Lord allowed the alien (from the nations/or Gentiles) to be grafted into Israel and to be counted the same as Israel with the same law, no differences.

        Consider also the book of Numbers.

        Numbers 15:15

        One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be [the SAME] before the Lord.

        New Testament verse that says the same –

        Galatians 3:28

        There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus.

        Romans 10:12-13

        For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

        13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

        “You [Israel] and the alien [Gentile] shall be the same before the LORD.”

        What’s being taught in the New Testament is the same what was taught in the Old Testament.

        Christ confronted and rebuked the culture of the day when he came. What WAS the culture? It was the teachings and traditions of men. That which was taught by the Pharisees and teachers of the law. You can read Mark 7 for that confrontation. Yet as the ministry of the disciples begins in the book of Acts, we find the traditions of those teachers still around causing problems.

        Acts 10:28

        And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

        Nowhere will you find, in the Word of God, that they were NOT to associate with a foreigner, especially a God-fearing foreigner that has left the Gentiles (the nations) to become an Israelite.

        In fact, we find throughout the Scriptures that non-Hebrew people joined in and became a part of Israel.

        Ruth was from Moab (a Gentile), yet we see that she became a part of Israel.

        Ruth 1:16

        And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

        Ruth together with Rahab, the prostitute from Jericho who aided the 12 spies, not ONLY became a part of Israel but is listed in the LINEAGE of Yeshua in Matthew chapter 1.

        Matt 1:5

        And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

        These women were grafted in to Israel long before Romans 11 was ever written. God has always provided for anyone who chooses Him. The same blessings that are for natural Israel, in being obedient to God, is also afforded to those who were once Gentiles.

        What establishes people as God’s children?

        Is it being in the lineage of Abraham? No.

        The Pharisees in John chapter 8, who were of the lineage of Abraham, claimed God as their father, and yet Yeshua declared them as children of the Devil.

        Big difference!

        Rom 9:6

        …For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.

        Meaning, that just because you are of the physical seed of Abraham does not mean you are of his spiritual seed.

        It’s always been this way. We actually find that it’s those who live in the faith and obedience of Abraham.

        Remember that it’s not faith alone.

        James 2:21-24 2

        1 Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.

        So then, it is faith AND obedience, because obedience (to God – and not man) is the certain result and proof of our faith.

        It always has been.

        The Word is the seed. Faith in God (the Word) is the root. Obedience to Him alone is the fruit.

        Deut 29:12-13 1

        2 that you may enter into the covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath which the LORD your God is making with you today, 13 in order that He may establish you today as His people and that He may be your God, just as He spoke to you and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

        This verse tells us that those who walk in His covenant are those who are established as HIS people.

        It’s not because you may be from the lineage of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob but rather that you live the way they lived – in their faith, in their obedience.

        So those who walk in His covenant are the ones He calls His children.

        Deut 29:14-15

        14 Now not with you alone am I making this covenant and this oath, 15 but both with those who stand here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God and with those who are not with us here today:

        Christ said He did not come to abolish the law. Why – Because it’s for us as well, for Israel. Technically, God’s law is NOT for the nations or Gentiles; however, when we leave the nations and become part of Israel, the ONE body, the ONE holy nation, then the ONE law for ALL is to be how we live our lives. Let me explain, in the faith we are NO LONGER Gentiles. Gentiles by natural birth, yes, but no longer a Gentile in the eyes of God. That’s why we are to follow Christ’s example in obedience. We are established as His children in our faith, and it is through our obedience of faith that we prove we are His children. Again, we are established as His children in our faith, and it is through our obedience of that faith that we prove we are His children.

        We are to have faith in the Word of God. If the seed of the Word is truly in us, it can ONLY produce the same fruit that was produced in Christ – obedience to the Father.

        As we are taught from the beginning, like kind produces like kind. The same seed (the Word) that was in

        Christ is the same seed (the Word) that is to be in us by our faith. The proof of that seed being in us is in the fruit that we produce. It’s never been about lineage. It’s always been about the faith and walk that CAME from that lineage.

        Gal 3:7

        Understand, then, that those who BELIEVE are children of Abraham.

        Eph 2:11-13

        11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men) 12 but remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.

        Eph 2:18-19

        18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household;

        1Pet 2:10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

        In Scripture, “Gentiles” simply means “nations.” It always has. We are called to come out of the nations (Gentiles) and into His holy (set apart) nation. It’s truly that simple.

        1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

        We are a holy “nation” – singular; not “nations” or “Gentiles.”

        Ex 19:6

        You will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

        Nothing has changed. The New Testament is only giving us what was established in the Old Testament.

        As we read in Ephesians 2, we once were Gentiles, but now we are citizens of Israel – just like Ruth and Rahab. It’s just like the “mixed multitude” of the Egyptians (alien/foreigner) and “natural born” Hebrews that left Egypt and collectively referred to themselves as “Israel,” the holy nation.

        • Rebecca

          This is very well stated. I have always wondered about how I as a gentile fit into God’s “family.” Thank you for the time and research put into this post. Life long questions have been answered in a well thought out clearly stated piece. God Bless you.

          • BK

            Thanks,

            And Father bless you also, Sister.

      • Dr. Ben trowbridge

        The Sabbath was created, hallowed and blessed in the book of Genesis…..there were no Jews! Its the only day God hallowed. Sunday became the worship day in the 4th century, changed by the Roman church. Read your bible and get your facts straight. No one can change Gods Laws.

  • RG

    Dear Geoffrey,

    You have some great insights, worthy of publishing, however you also have much error interspersed in your teachings. I exhort you to separate your opinions and beliefs about the Catholic Church from what you proclaim as facts about the Church. Remember scripture warns in James 3:1 — “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”

    I am not a theologian but I am a believer who found Christ in the Catholic Church and who was baptized in the Spirit in the Catholic Church and who ministered professionally as a layman in the church for 10 years. I have worked closely with bishops, with a diocesan presbyteral council and in several parishes. The church is deeply flawed on nearly all levels, and they have developed a system of works, as you aptly say. However, they are as much Christ’s church as any other denomination and they do possess some great insights and graces missing in other denominations. They are not black and white evil. They may become the harlot of Revelation but they are not that yet. The current pope may become the false prophet but he is not that yet. To label him and the church as absolutely being those evil personages is dangerously judgmental. God once prophetically told me and a Protestant friend of mine — in no uncertain terms — while my friend was criticizing the priesthood: Do NOT speak against His anointed. Only God knows the hearts of His priests. If you ever attend a Catholic ordination — as I have many– the priests prostrate themselves on the ground before the altar and consecrate themselves to God. Despite their flaws and errors, they are God’s anointed. Of course we should speak against error. Or course we should present our opinions. Of course we should declare what we believe God has revealed supernaturally to us. But we must be very careful to not condemn people and to not speak our opinions as absolute truths, particularly when we are teaching.
    For the record, the Church — in theory, though I agree, not always in practice — does not worship nor exalt St. Mary, but honors her. She is worthy of honor. IMO, her womb could be considered the Ark of the New Covenant (Jesus). It is possible she has been made queen of heaven, without being the false and evil queen (deity) mentioned in the psalm. Also, her title theotokos (God Bearer) or mother of God, is intended to highlight the deity of Jesus, not to make her a deity. However, I see how that is a confusing term. That is how Catholicism often is, pushing the envelope, which has repercussions. Anyway, I appreciate your writing, but not your anti-Catholic propositions proclaimed as truth. Please be careful. Don’t create anti-Catholicism, rather foster good Catholics who know and love the LORD, so they can change their church from the inside out. Hopefully, it is not too late for the Catholic Church.

    • No, Mary is NOT “worthy of honor”, she was a SINNER just like the rest of us and she needed a Saviour just like we do, too. No where in the entire Bible does it say to worship or give honor to ANY other human. Read this and see:

      “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 fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” Revelation 22:8,9 (KJV).

      John was REBUKED when he tried to “give honor” to the angel he spoke with, and you say Mary “deserves honor”? I think not!

      But please, do not even try to say that the Roman Catholic church doesn’t worship Mary because they had me doing it every day for 12 years!

      • Walter Mintz

        Reciting ten Hail Marys to one Our Father says something, doesn’t it?

        • Nate

          “…holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners…” By no means does that prayer suggest Mary is a diety. It’s asking for her to appeal to God on our behalf.

          • Sola Scriptura

            Communicating with a dead person – Mary – is called necromancy and is forbidden by Deuteronomy 18. Fix your eyes not on a dead human but on Jesus Christ…God himself.
            Twice in scripture, people tried to give honor to Mary or his earthly family. Jesus said, not blessed is my mother but blessed are those who hear my commands and obey them. I cite those specific passages in the writing below:

            http://followingjesuschrist3.com/2014/09/24/catholicism-and-the-worship-of-mary/

            Everything about Catholicism mirrors the ancient Babylonian and Egyptian mystery religions, including St. Petrer’s swuare with the obelisk(nimrod/Osiris’s phallice) and the dome(womb of Semaramis/Isis). Not surprisingly, DC and many world capitols mimick that model to honor the prince of this world.

          • chris

            Mary in her own words says-
            And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her
            Mary confesses she is created like you and me and we all need the savior Jesus Christ to forgive us our sins and there’s no exception.

          • Kitchen Cynic

            errr…how are you going to ask a dead person to pray for you? Methinks the prayer word is the one you are trying not to say.

        • lorraine

          Reciting 10 hail Marys does say something. The Bible says that we shouldn’t be saying vain repetitious prayers. You would also be praying to the dead because Mary is dead!!!!!!!!! This Mary of the catholics is nothing but the goddess of old. Right throughout the old testament we read of her, the so called queen of heaven and her many names. Now since the birth and death of our Jesus, they have clothed this goddess in blue and white and called her Mary. Let’s paganise the Christians.!!!!! and they’re still doing it.
          The mother and child worship is of old, it is also huge in India and in other pagan countries as most Christians know.

        • Carlos

          Remember that Jesus him self talked to the dead, in the Tabor Maunt he spoke to Elias and Moses

          • Kitchen Cynic

            …errr, so that was JESUS? Just checking it wasn’t one of the followers of the Lord Most High who are expressly told NOT TO DO IT!?

        • lorraine

          Yes it does say something. I says that people are using vain repetition and that also our Father must be getting pretty annoyed about another god being used to reach HIM When HE Himself said there is only One way to the Father and that is through the SON.

      • Peterson

        Peterson Says: Mr. Grider and R.G., Thank you for being so candid about your time in the RCC. I always like to help people remember that it still is the Roman Catholic Church. Though Rome no longer exists as a nation-empire, it definitely does exist today. It began just a few years after the resurrection of CHRIST JESUS, when there was no organization of churches as we now know them. Rome reappeared as a religious empire-nation and it is still a nation the nation-empire of the Roman Catholic Church.
        Though there are many in this empire-nation-church who are blind to anything but the false religion they follow while using the things and names of the Holy Scriptures they have formed their own religion and redefined GOD’s Word to match it all. They made their Pope the only representative of CHRIST on this Earth and set up dead people as intangible idols. The Scriptures state that we are not suppose to engage in necromancy (speaking to dead people, yet that is exactly what they do. Because the Pope has displaced CHRIST, they set their priests and popes to be the ones to repent to. because they have displaced CHRIST, they do not teach their people that they can go straight to HIM as their only mediator. to FATHER GOD.
        Mary is the Mother of JESUS but she is no longer the Virgin Mary because she bore other live children (look it up in the Scriptures). The virgin Mary that the RCC people pray to are simply deceiving spirits. if satan can’t get people one way he gets them another. satan does’t care if they pray to his deceiving spirits as long as they do not directly pray to CHRIST JESUS.
        And I could go on but there is too much to write and so little time.

        • Bro. Nick

          Peterson – Thank you for your well said comments

          Some very important details about the very real political power of ‘the papacy’ –

          -1) The pope is the supreme political ‘head of state’ of ‘Vatican City’ – as well as being the supreme religious leader of Roman Catholicism’s 1.2 Billion followers
          — which some say makes him the most powerful man in the world.

          -2) ‘Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.
          Encircled by a 2-mile border with 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 at its head.
          The Vatican mints its own euros, prints its own stamps, issues passports and license plates, operates media outlets and has its own flag and anthem. One government function it lacks: taxation. Museum admission fees, stamp and souvenir sales, and contributions generate the Vatican’s revenue.’
          http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-vatican

          -3) Vatican City has a permanent representative at the UN
          The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations @ http://www.holyseemission.org/

          -4) ‘There are 193 member states and two non-member observer states: Palestine and the Vatican.
          Non-member States refer to states that have received an invitation from the U.N. to “participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly and maintaining permanent observer missions at Headquarters.”
          http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/09/30/for-first-time-palestines-flag-raised-outside-the-un
          .

          • Bheki

            Bro. Nick, this very off topic.
            The last time I communicated with you on this blog was in giving to worthy Christian charities. You were tremendously helpful in informing me about V.O.M.
            I was wondering if you would know of any worthy Christian charities which operate with the highest Christian integrity to which I could donate? Thank you so much.

          • Bro. Nick

            Bheki, I personally support only native (indigenous) Pastors, Missionaries, Ministries in foreign countries through a small number of relatively unknown Ministries that I have supported for 2 1/2+ to 10+ years. My top three suggestions are –

            – ‘Shield of Faith Mission International’, Bend, OR @ http://sfmiusa.org/index.html

            – ‘Asia Harvest’, US contact, Winston-Salem, NC @
            http://asiaharvest.org/about-us/

            – ‘Voice of Christ Media Ministries’, Beaverton, OR @
            https://voiceofchristmedia.org/

            Thanks for trusting me enough to ask. My only affiliation with any of them is as a donor – Bro. Nick

            “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
            but unto thy name give glory,
            for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.”
            (Psalm 115:1, KJB)
            .

          • Bheki

            Bro. Nick, I’m relieved that you saw my post. I have James Staten’s (?) recommendation and now three more from you! I agree regarding supporting indigenous Pastors and Missionaries. So much professional marketing in some of the mainstream charities……and I will always be grateful to you for opening my eyes regarding one of them.

          • Bro. Nick

            Bheki – It is truly Wondrous how the “the Lord God Almighty” works in His Many-Many Different Providential Ways – it sure does prove “the certainty of the words of truth” – as it is written in Isaiah, Chapter 55, KJV:
            [8] ¶ For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
            neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
            [9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
            so are my ways higher than your ways,
            and my thoughts than your thoughts.

            “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
            but unto thy name give glory,
            for thy mercy,
            and for thy truth’s sake.”
            (Psalm 115:1, KJB)
            .

      • Nate

        Not worth honor??? She gave birth to the Lord and she’s not worth honor?? I think God found her to be at the very least on the honorable mention list. Didn’t Gabriel appear to her and “…you who are highly favored, the Lord is with thee?” Highly favored doesn’t sound like the rest of us does it?

        • No SINNER is worth honor, Mary included. Show me any of the disciples giving “honor” to Mary. Plain heresy.

      • James Staten

        Geoffrey, Just as a side note, the name Miriam in Hebrew has several different meanings. We get the name Mary from Miriam, and one of it’s meanings is “Rebel”. Absolutely as you say, she was also a Rebel like us all, in need of a Savior. That’s why I love the song “Mary Did You Know” written by Mark Lowery, I believe? One of the lines is Mary did you know that the baby boy who you delivered will soon deliver you. Keep Looking Up, James

      • Tusitala

        I fought against the realization of the worship of Mary for decades, it is probably the most difficult hurdle to overcome for most cradle Catholics, it is so absolutely fundamental to life as a Catholic, all the feasts, the rosary, Fatima, Lourdes. Now I look back and I see it all so clearly, the idolatry, the bowing, the kneeling before her image, the chanting to her, it is simply worship,and it does not matter that you say veneration, it is one and the same: you are giving what belongs only to the Lord God to an idol, it is an abomination. Mary was a simple, Jewish maiden, a holy woman to be sure, chosen by God for a wondrous role in redemption. However, she is also someone who would be horrified to see how she has been transformed into a pagan mother goddess by a heretical “church” and been made the subject of worship. Mary admitted herself that she was not sinless, she called the Lord her Saviour. After the birth of Jesus, she went on to be a true wife to Joseph, a loving mother to many children according to God’s Word. She struggled to understand her eldest Son, it must have been so difficult. I respect her more knowing she was a sinner like all of us, not less, and her immediate and total submission to God’s will is such a lovely act of worship so cheapened by making her an idol of pagan idolatry.

        • Bro. Nick

          Tusitala – Thank you for your very balanced perspective about Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.

          My understanding is that Roman Catholicism over emphasizes – deifying and falsely worshipping Mary.
          – But ‘Biblical CHRISTians’ seldom – if ever remember what the angel said to Mary:
          “blessed art thou among women” (Luke 1:28, 42, KJB)

          – It is my understanding that there should be a Biblical balance, remembering that she is ‘the one of a kind lady’ who gave physical birth to “Jesus Christ”
          – but still a human sinner who was saved by Grace through Faith (Ephesians 2:8-10, KJB) – just exactly as every other sinful person must be “born again”:
          [8] But what saith it?
          The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart:
          that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
          [9] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
          and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
          thou shalt be saved.
          [10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
          and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
          [11] For the scripture saith,
          Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
          (Romans, Chapter 10, KJB)
          .

      • Kepha

        Catholics do not worship saints. Worshiping saints or angels is idolatry, and a great sin against God. Only God is to be worshiped and no one else.

        Catholics (and Greek Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Assyrian Church of the East) do ask saints in heaven to pray for them, just as you ask your fellow Christians on earth to pray for you. It does not violate the one mediator-ship of Christ in 1 Timothy 2:1-6, because if it did then why do you ask for others (here on earth) to pray for you (wouldn’t you be violating the one mediator-ship that you talk so much of)?. Paul even says in 2 Timothy 1 “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men.” Because if it did then why in verse 5 does Paul say that “For there is one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was given at the proper time.” The mediator-ship that Paul is talking about is Christ being the one mediator of the new covenant to God the Father Almighty, look at Hebrews 8:6-7 it says the exact same thing.

        And another thing, not all prayer is worship. Because when you ask your fellow christian on earth to pray for you, is he worshiping for you? No he is not, he is asking intercessions for you.

        WORSHIP IS DUE TO GOD ALONE. However, the Bible does say that you can honor your fellow Christian for example: 1 Peter 2:17 says: Honor all men..” verse 13 says: “…to praise those who do right.” Paul says in Philippians 2:29: “So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men.” In 1 Corinthians 4:10 Paul says “We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute.” Paul says in Romans 2:10: “but glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.” 1 Corinthians 11:2 Paul says “I praise you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions.. ” The Greek word for praise here is Epaino, it also means to commend. Paul says in 1 Timothy 5:17: “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor.” Proverbs 31: 28-31 says “Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her. Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a women who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.” 1 Corinthians 2:7 Paul says: “But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God which God decreed before the ages for our glorification.” Romans 8″30 Paul says: “…and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.” 1 Thessalonians 2: 19-20 Paul says: “For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before the Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy. “1 Peter 5:4, here Peter says of the elders: “And when the Chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory.” Luke 1:48 Mary says “…For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.”

        There are more examples (within both the Old and New Testaments). I suggest you get a concordance and look them up together with a Greek New Testament.

        Now, just because one kneels it does not mean that they are worshiping. For example, when you proposed to you wife did you get down on one knee? Because according to your logic then you must have worshiped her! However, I am willing to bet that even though you knelt before her, you DID NOT HAVE THE MENTAL INTENT to worship her, correct??

        And remember Matthew 18:26, it says “So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, “Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you back.” and in verse 29 it says: “So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me and I will pay you'”. Now, just because he knelt, the bible says he did not worship his King or his fellow servant. Why, because it was not his mental intent to do so. Look what Matthew 27: 29-31 of what is said of the Roman soldiers did to the Savior Jesus: “and plaiting a crown of thorns they put upon his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.”
        -So obviously even though the Roman soldiers knelt before the Lord Jesus their intent was definitely not to worship him BUT TO MOCK HIM!!!

        And Luke 24: 1-5 says: “But on the first day of the week at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away form the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel, and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, ‘why do you seek the living among the dead?’ He is not here but has risen.”….Now just because Mary Magdalene and Mary bowed their faces to the ground, did they have the mental intent to worship the angels? NO THEY DID NOT-

        Also, I have spent many hours kneeling in front of and reading my Bible. BUT NEVER WOULD I HAVE CONSIDERED IT AN ACT OF BIBLE WORSHIP.
        EVEN THOUGH I WAS KNEELING IN FRONT OF IT, I DID NOT EVER HAVE THE MENTAL INTENT TO WORSHIP IT, BUT READ IT-

        Also, if you think that one must worship by only kneeling or bowing; Then how does a handicapped person who is relegated to a wheelchair worship? Remember, he cannot bow or kneel; so does that mean he is unable to worship the Lord Jesus? No, he can worship God just by sitting in his wheelchair, by having the mental intent to do so. The same for a person who is bedridden, he can worship just by laying in his bed, because it’s his mental intent to do so.

        The Christians in heaven are not dead and they can hear us, for the bible says;

        1. Matthew 22:23 Jesus says “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
        -this is proof the bible saying they are not dead, but alive.

        2. John 11:25 Jesus told her. “I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me even if he dies will live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”
        -again more proof of the bible saying that they are not dead.

        3. Luke 15: 7 & 10 Jesus says: “Just so, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous who need no repentance” and “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
        -this is proof to show the angels in Heaven are aware of and can hear earthly matters.

        4. 1 Corinthians 4:9 Paul says: “For I think God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men.”
        -again further proof that by Paul saying “…become a SPECTACLE TO THE WORLD, TO ANGELS…” by using the word spectacle, it means they can see and hear earthly matters.

        5. Hebrews 12:1 The author says: “Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses..”
        -to be surrounded means to encompass, to encircle. It is saying that we are surrounded (we are viewed) by a great cloud of witnesses that are aware of earthly matters.

        6. Revelation 18:20, this is where the merchants of the world say: “…Rejoice over her (meaning the destruction of pagan Rome), O heaven, O saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her.”

        This verse here is explicit proof in the New Testament of people on earth talking to heaven (martyred saints and apostles) when they say: “Rejoice O heaven O saints and apostles and prophets…”

        7. Psalm 103:20 says: “Bless the Lord, all you angels, mighty in strength and attentive obedient to every command.”
        -here the psalmist says (to ask) to the angels in heaven commanding them to bless the Lord God Almighty.

        8. Revelation 5:8 and 8: 3-4 both demonstrate that the angels offer to God the prayers of the saints (holy people still on earth). The angel is an intercessor here (he is offering our prayers to God (that is what these two verses say)), because when we pray directly to God there would be absolutely no need for an outside angel or saint (in heaven) to offer our prayers to God since we prayed directly to God in the first place!

        9. Revelation 4:2 says John was caught up in the Spirit while he was having visions of being in heaven. That will happen to us when we die, we will no longer be in the flesh but in the spirit in heaven. Then Revelation 5:13 it says of John after he hears the angels in heaven proclaim in the previous verse “Worthy is the Lamb…” next verse 13 John says: “And I HEARD every creature in heaven AND ON EARTH and under the earth and the sea, and all therein saying, ‘To him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever!” Next in Revelation 6:15 John says: “Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the generals and the rich and the strong, and and everyone, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks and mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand before it.”
        -So obviously it turns out that John in heaven, as stated in Revelation 5:13 and 6:15 can indeed hear those people on earth. And no, this does not make John any sort of God nor is John omniscient. Obviously it must be the power and grace of God working through John that enables him to do (hear) this. Every Christian that dies and goes to heaven and will be in the spirit just as John was (and still is)-

        10. In Luke 1:48 Mary says: “…For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.” Now if Mary could not hear the salutations of later generations of Christians calling her “blessed” then why even mention this line in this canticle at all? It would be superfluous-

        Finally, remember there is nothing in the Bible that says this is wrong (a sin), for what the bible says is that divination is a sin. And this is not any sort of fortune-telling. For when I pray (I ask for his intercession) to say St. Paul, I am not asking him to worship for me, but asking him to pray to God for me. It is just the same as when I ask my fellow Christian here on earth to pray to God for me (he is not worshiping, but asking, praying to God on my behalf). These are all direct explicit quotes from the Bible, and the early Church believed this.

        I suggest you read “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic” by David Currie, “Crossing the Tiber” by Steve Ray, and “A Biblical Defense of Catholicism” by Dave Armstrong. Compare these books to ones authored by evangelical protestants (I have a bookshelf filled with about thirty of them); that is what I did. The Catholic books made more logical and Biblical sense, and they did not twist the meaning of the Scriptures to suite a certain man made denomination’s view.

        • RG

          Kepha,

          Thank you for doing such a good and scholarly job.

          • Kepha

            Thank you RG,

            Here are a few more examples of “honor” being used in the New Testament: In John 12:25 Jesus says: “He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will HONOR him.”

            and

            Psalm 91:11-15, here the Psalmist in speaking for God says: “For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. Because he clings to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and HONOR him.”

            Now if Honor meant only worship (as according to these evangelicals) then how could God honor (worship) man? For God would be violating his own commandments Of worship only the Lord your GOD and no one else.

            Paul in 1 Timothy 5:3 says: “HONOR widows who are real widows.”

            Again, there are many more example in the Scriptures, a concordance together with a Greek NT would help.

            Also remember in Matthew 17:3, Mark 9:4, and Luke 9:30 Jesus (who was both fully God and fully man) was talking with Moses and Elijah (two supposed dead guys). Was Jesus guilty of necromancy or divination? No, absolutely not because: 1. Even though Moses and Elijah were dead in the human flesh (their dead bodies) they were alive in the Spirit (remember Matthew 22:23 and John 11:25). 2. Jesus was not asking for any fortune telling when conversing with them. And when we ask saints to pray for us, we also are NOT asking for fortune telling or divination but their intercession (prayers) to God on our behalf.

            Finally, it is rather a paradox that these Baptists here on this website are King James translation users. For look what the KJV says:

            For example, in Acts 1:20 Peter says of Judas: “For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his BISHOPRICK (greek= episkopos) let another take.” Now, if the evil Judas had a bishoprick (episkopos) would not the other eleven have one as well? This verse also proves succession.

            1 Timothy 3:15 Paul says of the Church: “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughest behave thyself in the house of God, WHICH IS THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, THE PILLAR AND GROUND OF THE TRUTH.” The greek word here for church is in the singular (ekklesia). And you can only have one truth, not 20,000 different ones as you have over 20,000 plus protestant denominations all claiming to teach different truths. This is amounts to chaos, and the New Testament says that God is a God of order, not disorder.

            And again in Ephesians 3:10 Paul says of the Church: “so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the Church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.”

            -And-

            Paul in Titus 1:7 says of the Bishop (Greek= episkopos): “For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God…”

            1 Timothy 3:1-5 Paul connects that by saying: “The saying is sure: if any one aspires to the office of Bishop (Greek= episkopos), he desires a noble task. Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, not a drunkard, not violent but gentile, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money. He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way. For if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God’s Church?”

            And lets remember a few lines further down, Paul calls the Church the household of God. So it is a Bishop who is the steward of God’s church (the scriptures and the truth) not each and every person giving conflicting personal interpretations of what THEY BELIEVE AND THINK THE BIBLE SAYS. 2 Peter 1:20-21 and 3:15-16 warns against the error of personal interpretation.

            Also read “Does the Bible really say That” and “Envoy for Christ” both authored by Patrick Madrid. He has many other superb books also. And “The Catholic Verses, 95 Bible Passages that confound Protestants” by Dave Armstrong. John Martignoni has many good insights on other Biblical issues, reference his website.

        • lorraine

          WYes it does say something. I says that people are using vain repetition and that also our Father must be getting pretty annoyed about another god being used to reach HIM When HE Himself said there is only One way to the Father and that is through the SON.

          • Kepha

            Why yes, there is a difference between “vain repetition” and meaningful repetition-

            Just look at Psalm 136, the phrase “for his mercy endures for ever” repeats 26 times. Do you consider that vain repetition? In Matthew 26 and Mark 14, Jesus repeated this phrase three times “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” Is that considered vain repetition by your backwards logic??

            Nice try, calling saints “Gods” that is rather laughable. Saints and Angels are not Gods, no Catholic or Orthodox considers them divine. Again backwards logic.

            I suggest you read those books that I have posted. Maybe it will alleviate your illogical/obtuse thinking-

      • RG

        Geoffrey,

        I spent considerable time writing you when I had other kingdom business to attend to, and you express no humility or openness to hearing it. Rather, in your ongoing comments on the subject you continue to make judgments without backing them up. If they are true, back them up with proof like a good journalist. Prove Peter didn’t make it to Rome. Prove he wasn’t crucified upside down. Prove everyone of your damnations of Catholicism if you want to make a difference for the kingdom. Honest people want to learn the truth.

        Check with your heart to see if you are doing damage to the Body of Christ in the name of God. Check your motive. Is it hate for Catholicism or love for God? I pray your love for God will overcome your hate. Scripture says hate sin, not an entire segment of the Body of Christ, even if it is only a remnant in Catholicism, for then you are hating your own body and Christ Himself. No church has perfect doctrine. It is good to expose false doctrine, but you speak of too many things you do not know. I pray God direct you, so you can be more effective for the kingdom.

        By the way, to honor is not to worship, otherwise the 10 Commandments would be commanding us to worship our parents. To love is to honor. It is right to love Mary as a human being and not a god.

        Moreover, if a priest led you to worship Mary, he was dead wrong. Thank God you learned that. However, worship of Mary is not in Catholic doctrine, unless you interpret it that way. Any believer knows she is not God, whether or not she was immaculately conceived, which just means she received a special grace to be conceived without sin so as to mother the Messiah.

        To give you and your readers an example of how misunderstood the Church is, let’s look at the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. The church came up with that to emphasize how Jesus is without sin, not to make Mary a God or the God of Gods. I know it can be misunderstood, but not by thinking people. Most people think it was Jesus who was Immaculately conceived, because they rely on second hand knowledge. Look up the meaning of the Immaculate Conception and you will realize how so much “common knowledge” about Catholicism is based on wrong assumptions. The Immaculate Conception is not about Jesus being fathered by the Holy Spirit, but about Mary receiving a mysterious grace to be born without sin so Jesus could be born without sin.

        I could rebut so many of your claims one by one, but that is not my calling.

        If you are going to be a journalist, find credible and legitimate sources to report facts, and please separate your opinions and beliefs from the facts.

        I am interested in your opinion, but not when you claim it as the truth, are you not then doing the same thing you claim you reject about Catholicism: proclaiming as truth what may not be.

        You have chosen a tricky path, refuting Catholicism. Well then, do it with excellence so as not to harm your own soul or any others for that matter.

        May God help you understand the truth and then do an excellent job communicating it for the well being of the Body of Christ.

        • The Catholic corporation is not part of the “body of Christ”, and never was. It is the ROMAN Catholic church, nothing Christian about it.

          • RG

            People in the Catholic Church who have committed their lives to Christ are part of the Body of Christ, just as people in any denomination that have done likewise.

            Why bother conversing with you, for you display no humility. You have made up your mind like Saul did. A teacher who lacks humility is a dangerous teacher to listen to. That is why Jesus called the Pharisees blind guides. I hope your readers can SEE.

            Remember: Humility is a virtue. Oh, that is a Catholic teaching.

      • Bro. Geoffrey

        from N x-cATHOLIC FOR OVER 30 YEARS, …. THIS IS WHY Catholics make great politicians, they can lie to your face without even blinking an eye.

        Roman has been lying since 300 A.D……

        Love your work here Brother… by the way, someone sent Rush Limbaugh your post about Roman Catholicism and Pope Francis, he mentioned it yesterday on his show. He also mentioned some of your comments about how this Pope never mentioned our Lord’s name and didn’t start the event with congress with a prayer.

        God Bles Bro. Jim Pro. 3:5-6

        • Amen, brother, so glad you got saved!

        • RG

          Finally saw your libelous reply to my comment. I am not a liar. I will not take offense at you. But I will say your accusation that Catholics lie to your face, comes from Satan. You and your cohorts on this site do damage to the Body of Christ. May God forgive you all for your ignorance. I know the RCC from the inside. You are seeing it from the outside, and so are getting a incomplete and therefore distorted view. Sure there are many debateable, even some unbiblical practices within the Church, as there are at every Protestant Church too. … I attend a Protestant church and have attended various ones for years. You show me the perfect church, and the day you join, I will show you an imperfect church. God’s Holy Spirit works in whomever is right with Him — Catholic or Protestant.

          To the owner of this site: You and many of your commentors have a great lack of understanding of how God is present and working in the RCC and how there is a remnant within it that is saved and anointed and doing His work. It is a denomination, and all denominations have to incorporate. But to call it a corporation is a low blow. I wish the owner of this site and his judgmental readers would open their minds to the Holy Spirit and accept correction. Divide and conquer is the devil’s way. I am not saying don’t correct the RCC where it is doing wrong, but don’t judge it AS not a church or as evil. It is like a person, you judge the action, not the character. Many of the charges laid against the church by commentators are inaccurate and false, so they need to check their sources before spreading lies and doing the devil’s work in the name of Christ. And by the way, don’t judge the Eucharist – the consecrated communion bread, for to judge that is to judge Christ Himself. Read the early church fathers, particularly Polycarp, who was discipled by John the Apostle, if I recall correctly He wrote in “Apology” that the bread was “transmuted,” indicating he believed in some form of transubstantiation or the Real Presence. By the way, the round wafers are not reminiscent of some Babylonian pagan symbols! they just happen to make them round, and many churches use broken bread anyway.

    • Greg

      Even the possibility of your church becoming the harlot of revelations should make anyone run for there life, first clue bible teaches call nobody your father but god and Catholics teach call some Joe Schmo satanist that probably drinks baby blood from the tap your father, being recently saved it’s so dam easy to see the Catholic Church is an abomination, to all the idol worship at the Vatican, to the basilica means king serpent, to pope Francis says personal relationship with Jesus is dangerous, to the lucifer worship every Easter worship, only a blind fool would follow that religion and I guess people are destined to go there

    • Nels

      I am 25 years old but the church is misleading christians, tell me how is the paster able to lead us into a confession of sins on behalf of Jesus the bible says no one can ascend to heaven except by the one who defended from heaven, as as we become save Paul says we become slaves to righteousness and yet Roman church calls us dinner who constantly have to confess sins to the priest. The holy mass is a pagan ritual that controls peoples encounter with the holly spirit to a mere meaningless declaration. As for marry we go to a rosary session to literally worship her nothing really about Jesus will be mentioned.
      Do your self a favour find Christ at his word and stop defending the pagan

      • lorraine

        It certainly is a pagan ritual. The false prophet holds up a round piece of waxy bread in a ROUND shape like the SUN. Whoops!!! The SUN GOD …. RAH…… doesn’t that make sense. They worship that ROUND waxy thing They carry it around The do bow down to it. They also worship “SAINTS” BUT THEY ARE NOT REALLY SAINTS. They are just idols, statues of little gods and goddesses. These little fellas are renamed with Bible names to make them acceptable to Christianity and in some countries they are elephant gods, monkey gods. Birds, dogs. Etc etc. Christians/catholics wake up. !!!

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        • Bro. Nick

          lorraine – Thank you for your plain and non-politically presentation of Biblical fact about Roman Catholicism’s doctrine of ‘Transubstantiation and the Real Presence’

          “Transubstantiation is the teaching that during the Mass, at the consecration in the Lord’s Supper (Communion), the elements of the Eucharist, bread and wine, are transformed into the actual body and blood of Jesus and that they are no longer bread and wine but only retain their appearance of bread and wine.

          The “Real Presence” is the term referring to Christ’s actual presence in the elements of the bread and the wine that have been transubstantiated.

          Paragraph 1376 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) states,
          “The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: “Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation,” (CCC, 1376).

          Because they are the presence of Christ himself, Catholics worship and adore the elements.”
          – Excerpt from article ‘Transubstantiation and the Real Presence’ –
          by Matt Slick | CARM @ https://carm.org/transubstantiation

          There are some very plain and blunt words of WARNING written in “the word of the Lord” in Jude, Chapter 1, KJV:
          [17] But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
          [18] How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time,
          who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
          [19] These be they who separate themselves,
          sensual,
          having not the Spirit.

  • PAT

    What is it called when you change religion? I thought a christian was one who believed in Christ Jesus-and The Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Yes, was raised a catholic and didnt like certain things, but as of 2day i consider myself a christian, striving to bcome closer to God, pray to do the things which pleases Him most, askin Jesus to show me ways to b like Him and GUIDE me. Been following NTEB for awhile, i like it alot, learn alot bcuz i research facts. Realize articles are put into one opinion, twisting words and stretchin truth while degrading and making others look evil, making peop believe every word. Am i confused in thinking good christians shouldnt gossip and should tell the truth, Fact: He wants us to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR and leave the judgement up to Him. Hope I’m not banned, finally spoke my peace cuz felt hurt and confused. You are my neighbor, we blieve in the same God. I am a good person who shouldnt b ashamed bcuz…….I was raised catholic.
    P.S. have no clue bout the blood thing, the Bible was the rulebook and we didnt care to much 4 the scary devil, lol

    • Just because you “believe” in the Trinity does not make you a Christian. The Bible says that the devils believe in God and tremble.

      A Christian is a sinner that receives Jesus Christ as their personal saviour by grace through faith. You have to be born again to be a Christian.

  • pamela sexton

    I am a Roman Catholic. I enjoy your insights , and see much wisdom. However, I could not let this error pass, since many read your words. We do not worship Mary. We venerate her. Mary is the mother of Jesus, son of the living God. The honor due her as His Mother is unquestionable. As the chosen women to have the Son , It would surely be unseemly to have her be a sinner…. the Bible is clear that God chose Her. She was always without sin and never had another child from her body. The Holy Spirit was responsible for the conception of Jesus. She was a virgin always. This truth has to be proclaimed and defended as the devil never misses an opportunity to throw dirt on this true fact. I am sure Mary is hated by the evil spirits and they are happy to see lies about her. At the cross Jesus said to John this is your mother, read the text. If Mary had other children of her body, where were they. The ancient world was hard on a widow without children alive. Jesus knew this, so He entrusted His Mother to John. Also, the meaning here is clear that it does not mean only john, but also this is our mother…. A mother worried about us …. check on the times God the Father and Jesus had her appear on earth, even today in Medjugorea….Mary is trying to lead her children (all of us ) to her son , Jesus. Don’t take my word for it study it. We have one Christian faith but by our own sinfulness we have divided ourselves… and these errors have crept up. I hope this helped someone to better understand Mary is the mother of God and He is a good Son and wants her respected.. thanks

    • Mary WAS the mother of the earthly Jesus, yes, but she is not currently His mother. Mary is dead, and her soul is in Heaven, she neither hears nor answers prayers as that is God’s job to do alone. And lastly, let me say that Mary was NEVER the “mother of God”, that is Roman Catholic nonsense. God has no mother, never did and never will.

      • Richard Mann

        Wasn’t this the crux of the reformation by Martin Luther? He was not out to start a new denomination or new church movement. He was trying to get the Catholic Church back on track. Needless to say, it did not work. I feel sorry for those who are trapped in the pagan church known as the Catholic Church. As for judging their priests, all I can say is you know them by their fruit.

      • Nate

        Well who gave birth to Jesus then? you know… the earthly birth…of the earthly Jesus?

        • Landi

          Her body was used as a vessel to give birth to Jesus through the Holy Spirit. She never knew man (Joseph). So, yes, she gave birth to Jesus, but HE is not of her blood or flesh. Jesus was put in her womb by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, stop with this nonsense and doubting The Word. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. And no one comes to the father, if it is not through The lord Jesus first. Mary cannot do anything for you.

          • George Wetherngton

            Scripture states Mary had other children after Jesus was born. Jesus also mentioned some names of his brothers. Jesus was indeed of the Holy Ghost, but once born, Mary became a mother of human children. lol

          • Landi

            Yes, she became a mother, but an adoptive mother. HE is not/was not of her blood or flesh, but of the Holy Spirit. She was given the honor of raising Jesus as a figurative mother.

      • DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT?
        WHY CAN’T YOU ACCEPT THAT THE BLESSED MOTHER IS THE MOTHER JESUS!
        DO YOU HAVE TO DIE AND FIND IT OUT FOR YOURSELF – BE IT HEAVEN OR HELL!
        JESUS SAID ON THE CROSS: “MOTHER BEHOLD THY SON, SON BEHOLD THY MOTHER”.
        HE COULD HAVE SAID: “MARY, BEHOLD JOHN AND JOHN BEHOLD MARY”

        GET OVER IT > THE BLESSED MARY IS TRULY THE MOTHER OF JESUS, GOD THE 2ND PERSON IN THE HOLY TRINITY. AMEN.

        • Bro. Nick

          Sir – No one is questioning that Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ.
          Interestingly – there is only one (1) verse in “the word of the Lord”, the Holy Bible, KJV that specifically says “Mary the mother of Jesus” – that is after the Crucifixion, the Death, the Burial, and the Resurrection from the dead of “the Lord Jesus Christ – in the Book of Acts 1:14, KJV,
          – while “his mother” – referring to Mary is written 22 times in the New Testament of “the word of the Lord”, the Holy Bible, KJV
          – and “mother” is NEVER Capitalized in the Holy Bible, KJV

          the words “blessed” and “Mary” are only found one (1) time in the same verse in “the word of the Lord”, the Holy Bible, KJV:
          “And Simeon blessed them,
          and said unto Mary his mother,
          Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;”
          (Luke 2:34, KJB)
          BUT – Roman Catholicism has a whole ‘Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary’ @ EWTN (an RCC website) @
          https://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/Litanies/Loreto.htm

          BUT – Roman Catholicism states that Mary is ‘the Mother of God’ –
          “Since Mary is Jesus’ mother, it must be concluded that she is also the Mother of God: If Mary is the mother of Jesus, and if Jesus is God, then Mary is the Mother of God. There is no way out of this logical syllogism, the valid form of which has been recognized by classical logicians since before the time of Christ.”
          – Excerpt from article – ‘Mary: Mother of God’ –
          @ Catholic Answers to explain and defend the faith
          http://www.catholic.com/tracts/mary-mother-of-god

          It is your choice to believe – or to deny that which is clearly and plainly written in “the word of the Lord”:
          [5] Every word of God is pure:
          he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
          [6] Add thou not unto his words,
          lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
          (Proverbs, Chapter 30, KJB) – Also read: Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32|
          Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 | Galatians 3:15 | Revelation 22:18-19, KJV
          .

    • AndrewA

      Romans ch 3 verse 22-25

      22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

      23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

      24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

      25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

      In verse 23 Paul states All have sinned and fall short the glory of God. That includes Mary.

      Only Jesus was without sin and the proof of that is God raised him from the dead.

    • Peterosn

      To pamela sexton: Mary is the Mother of JESUS but she is no longer the Virgin Mary because she bore other live children (look it up in the Scriptures). The virgin Mary that the RCC people pray to are simply deceiving spirits. If satan can’t get people one way he gets them another. satan does’t care if they pray to his deceiving spirits as long as they do not directly pray to CHRIST JESUS.

      Mary is not the Mother of GOD, but Mary is the Mother of JESUS the CHRIST. HOLY GOD SPIRIT is not a man but HE sent HIS ONLY SON to take on human form and to do that GOD used Mary, a blessed virgin to bear HIS ONLY Son. JESUS IS fully GOD and fully man. The Virgin Mary became impregnated by HOLY SPIRIT GOD, immaculately. GOD placed the SPIRIT of HIS Only Son, HIS seed. After Mary bore JESUS though she still is blessed of all women, she ministered to her husband Joseph as his wife bearing children.
      Mary had to also be redeemed as a normal but blessed human. But on the Cross, JESUS gave Mary to Apostle John as his mother. JESUS relinquished her to John as his mother.

      The seed of man was tainted and the seed of GOD-JESUS IS Pure so be in HIS family we have to go through the Risen CHRIST JESUS where we are reborn of HIS Immortal SPIRIT. HE IS Alive and IMMORTAL. Mary the Mother of JESUS was buried when she died like a normal person of those days would be but like us her spirt went to be with her FATHER GOD WHO IS her son JESUS the CHRIST.

      Blessing on your journey to understand the truth that has been kept form you.

    • RG, I found goodness in the Catholic church also after I got saved. Reading the beliefs of the Council of Bishops I found in the official Catholic Bible caused me to face the fact that I couldn’t support it anymore. That along with the witnesses God began planting in my path attesting to the errors in the doctines of the Catholic church, brought me to the place where I knew that if I continued to support it I would not be following Jesus. Now God is planting witnesses in your path and you will have to choose whether or not to take a good close look at what the official Catholic doctrine really is.
      Do you know they sing worship to Lucifer at the Vatican? See for yourself:
      http://youtu.be/dcpVrtv2t-M

      • Trenton

        Maybe we need to work on our Latin a little bit. Found this post over at catholicforum.com:

        In context, the entire closing passage reads (Latin, then English):

        Flammas eius lúcifer matutínus invéniat:
        ille, inquam, lúcifer, qui nescit occásum.
        Christus Fílius tuus,
        qui, regréssus ab ínferis, humáno géneri serénus illúxit,
        et vivit et regnat in sæcula sæculórum.

        May this flame be found still burning
        by the Morning Star:
        the one Morning Star who never sets,
        Christ your Son,
        who, coming back from death’s domain,
        has shed his peaceful light on humanity,
        and lives and reigns for ever and ever.

        Regarding the reference in the Vulgate to Lucifer as the morning star, tradition holds that Lucifer was the angel of light, but fell from heaven over Adam’s stewardship of the entire earth. Isaiah uses the metaphor about Babylon, drawing (scholars tend to believe) from a Canaanite myth to make his point to the king who held Israel in captivity.

        “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High’…”

        Metaphorically, the fallen angel has “power” over the world until Christ, our true Light, enters time. Christ is the true Morning Star.

      • RG

        I did much research on this video months ago when I first saw it. I am very familiar with the Catholic Liturgy, for I studied it formally and am professionally certified in it. As a former church music director at 5 Catholic churches, I have sung this part of the Holy Saturday Mass called the “Exultet,” several times, and I am very familiar with the English text. So I was shocked to see the Latin version using the word Lucifer. Let me assure you, or go to Holy Saturday Mass for yourself and sing the Exultet and know for yourself that you are worshipping Jesus and not Lucifer. That Latin translation that uses the word Lucifer for morning star is horribly deceiving for those who don’t know Latin. And now millions of people have seen this video and made a judgment based on a false perception, and so the devil has won another blow against the Catholic church.

        Believe me, the devil hates the Catholic Church. That is why you see so many inroads and victories of the enemy in Catholicism. But God is very present there too, fighting for her. Who wins depends on the people of God in her ranks, unless God sovereignly intervenes.

        This site does many injustices to the Catholic Church. Should Christians just give up on the Catholic Church? Isn’t it the Catholic Church that gave us our Bible and the doctrine of the Trinity, despite her many weaknesses? Didn’t God use the Catholic Church to get us our Bible?

        • James Staten

          Actually the scriptures say that the oracles were given to the Jews. Just as the Lord said Salvation is of the Jew. On a side note the late Joan Rivers said that God created Gentiles, because the Jews needed retail. In that same manner the Lord used Catholicism as a Collating Mechanism, at best!!!

    • Sheryl

      The Bible is very specific in saying that Mary, the mother of Jesus, did have
      other children after Jesus was born. The Bible says that Jesus was her
      FIRSTBORN and Joseph did not know her intimately UNTIL she gave birth to
      Jesus. The Bible does not say that she remained a virgin, nor does the Bible say
      that Jesus was her only child. This teaching that suggests that Mary remained a
      virgin is antibiblical. Mary did not remain a virgin. This is for certain.

      For a woman to remain a virgin while being married to her husband would be
      considered a sin by God’s standards. God created marriage. The two become
      one flesh and the bed is undefiled in marriage. Mary and Joseph were married
      in every sense of the word. Joseph took Mary to be his wife, not a roommate.
      Had she remained a virgin her entire married life, this would have been very
      dysfunctional. It would have displeased her husband and the Lord.

      The Bible says that Jesus was her FIRSTBORN and Joseph knew her not
      (intimately) TILL she gave birth to Jesus. The Bible specifically says that Jesus
      had brothers and even mentions their names. Jesus had sisters too. Scriptural
      references are below:

      Mathew 1:25: And [Joseph] knew her not till she had brought forth her
      firstborn son: and he called His name JESUS.

      Mathew 12:46-47: While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his
      brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him,
      Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

      Mathew 13:55-56 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary?
      and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are
      they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

      Mark 3:31-32: There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing
      without, sent unto him, calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they
      said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

      Mark 6:3: Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James,
      and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?
      And they were offended at him.

      Luke 2:7: And she brought forth her FIRSTBORN son, and wrapped him in
      swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for
      them in the inn.

      Luke 8:20-21 And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy
      brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto
      them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and
      do it.

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

      • RG

        You will have to check this out to make sure I am correct, but I was taught — and I believe it is accurate based on my limited tho valid experience of living with an Arab roommate for a year — that the term “brother,” as used in these scriptures, had and seemingly still has a different meaning for Middle Easterners than it does for Westerners. For the Jews of Jesus’ time, a brother was an all inclusive term that could just as well refer to cousins as it could for nuclear family brothers. So it is quite possible that Jesus did not have literal nuclear family brothers. It is also quite possible that God called Mary (and Joseph) to be celibate for her entire life, because of the unique privilege bestowed on them to parent the only Begotten Son of God. It is therefore not unscriptural to believe Mary remained a virgin. … If what I am saying is correct, this is a great example of our need to better study the Word so as to receive the whole counsel of God. … The same is true regarding the the video posted above where it is made out to look like the pope is worshipping Satan, but when you read the right translation of the Latin you discover he is worshipping Jesus. … The same is true when reading anything on this site: You better be Berean, for a little yeast infects the whole bread.

        • RG

          PS – I too will need to check out for myself if what I was taught is true.
          PSS – As regards the Lucifer video, I did do much research on that months ago when I first saw it. I am very familiar with the Catholic Liturgy, for I studied it formally and am professionally certified in it. As a former church music director at 5 Catholic churches, I have sung the “Exultet” several times and am very familiar with the English text. So I was shocked to see the Latin version using the word Lucifer. Let me assure you, or go to Holy Saturday Mass for yourself and sing the Exultet and know for yourself that that you are worshipping Jesus and not Lucifer. That Latin translation that uses the word Lucifer for morning star is horribly deceiving. And now millions of people have seen this video and made a judgment based on a false perception, and so the devil has won another blow against the Catholic church. Believe me, the devil hates the Catholic Church.

        • Rebecca

          1 Corinthians 7:4-5
          The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way a husbands body does not belong to him alone but also his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote your selves to prayer. THEN come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self control.

          • Rebecca

            We are also commanded to not make our brother stumble. Joseph was just as much of a man as anyone today. By denying Joseph his wife would not that make God to be in a position of allowing Joseph to stumble? God is perfect and sinless. No where in the bible does it day that Mary or Joseph were the only ones excluded from his teachings. For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Only God and Jesus are sinless. The ALL includes both Mary and Joseph.

          • RG

            Hi Rebecca, some good points that made me think, but then this scripture came to me: Matt. 19:12 KJV – “For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb; and there are some eunuchs which were made eunuchs of men; and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let hims receive it. I believe Joseph made himself celibate for the kingdom of God, just as many devout priests do. God doesn’t make them do it. Mary was impregnated by God. She — under the leading of the Holy Spirit — may have been convicted to remain chaste. Anyway, it is not a crucial point of our faith. Whether or not Mary remained a virgin is not a crucial point of saving faith. But it is not unbiblical or implausible. And if it is true, as I proposed previously, that scriptural references to Jesus’ “brothers” could just as truly refer to cousins as to real brothers, then it is not unbiblical to accept Catholic teaching that Mary didn’t have any other children. … One point you made regarding Mary’s immaculate conception (not her chastity after birthing Jesus) really struck me: “All” fall short of the glory of God. Good point. However, on the other hand, the Immaculate Conception of Mary does go with Gabriel’s words, calling Mary, “Full of Grace.” The Immaculate Conception means Mary was born with a special grace, making her free from the stain of original sin and so able to say no to sin. That doctrine is the Catholic Church’s way of showing how Jesus is without sin. In the early church, when Mary was given the title Theotokis (spelling?), meaning God bearer or “Mother of God” it was about declaring Jesus as divine, not about declaring Mary as divine. Sure some in the church worship Mary and saints, but that is not church teaching. By the way, Mary wasn’t just a vessel through which Jesus was born. Jesus got her DNA, He is after all fully human and fully divine. Anyway, these are just theological points impossible to prove. What matters is believing Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God, and receiving Jesus Christ as lord and savior, whether you are Catholic or Protestant. Best Wishes.

    • Jenny

      Nate…

      We are a royal priesthood…so, yeah. We are indwelt by His Spirit. I do not consider myself less blessed than Mary. EVERYTIME was submit to the will of The Father( which is what Mary did and was commended for) the Angels sit back and watch.

      How about John the Baptist? Jesus said there was none born unto woman that was greater. Ever mention his mother Elizabeth? She did one heck of a job with her child!

      I can guarantee no catholic laity will tell you that!

      Jenny

    • Jenny

      Pamela Sexton…

      Why is it necessary for you to think of Mary as a perpetual virgin? Sexual intimacy between husband and wife is a God Ordained gift.

      The LORD uses the weak to confound the wise, and the nothings of this world to be something. So why does YOUR Mary not fit YHWH’s description? She sinned. She had sex. (The WORD says Joseph did not KNOW her until after JESUS was born. KNOW as in *gasp* sex.)She had babies. She is our sister as is Ruth, Naomi, Esther, Elizabeth et al. Ever heard of Dorcas? Anna?

      DO YOU THINK THE LORD WOULD WANT TO REWARD JOSEPH FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS BY BEING INTIMATE WITH HIS WIFE? oh, yeah…that celibacy thing again. NOT!! Pssstttt…read your Bible.

      Your laity makes things up in order to control you. She is NOT the new arc of the covenant. Or queen of heaven.

      You guys need to pick up your Bible and set down your catechisms and commentary. Quickly.

      Jenny

      • Heather

        Pamela Sexton, you said, ” We do not worship Mary. We venerate her.”

        Definition of Venerate. Regard with great respect; revere, regard highly, reverence, WORSHIP, hallow, hold sacred, EXALT, vaunt, adore, honor, respect, esteem.

        Satan has done a great job at deceiving, doing all he can using the blind to lead the blind into the pit. I pray the Lord leads as many as will open their eyes away from this cult while there is still grace to be found.

        • Trenton

          Here is a good Catholic rebuttal to the Queenship of Mary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0dk8F0KYxY

          It also addresses, ironically, your very point about how Satan has done a great job at deceiving and using the blind to lead the blind into the pit. Who’s army are you fighting for, Heather?

          • Heather

            Revelation 17:4-5 (KJV)

            4 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:

            5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

          • RG

            Heather, you have determined that Mystery Babylon is the Roman Catholic Church. What if it is America??? Re-read Rev. 17-18. America is the only country in modern times who could fulfill this. We are not totally there yet, for the persecution of Christians has to first take place. I don’t claim to know for certain if it is America or Rome or whoever. God alone knows. But how strident do we want to be with our opinions as if they are God’s truths. The Jews of Jesus’ time rejected Jesus because they were convinced of their interpretations of prophecy. Humility is what is needed by us all.

    • RG

      Great job, Pamela.

  • Femi Alli

    Many thanks for telling the truth, I hope our Catholic friends will see the light and accept the truth.

  • carson

    those with a form of godliness but who’ve denied the power thereof=turn away from such.
    come out from among them and be separate and touch not the unclean thing.
    come out from her.

  • carrierwave

    According to Leviticus 12:1-4 this ceremonial sacrifice or an offering does not always imply it is a ‘sin’ offering. Ritual purification follows many reasons for being “unclean” that have nothing to do with “sin”. Mary’s offering was for “purification” after childbirth as required by the Mosaic Law.

    “She said herself that she needed a “Saviour” (Lk. 1:47), and she even had to offer a sacrifice for her sins in Luke 2:24.

    This statement above is not true. In Luke 2:24 Mary was not atoning for her sins so she could be saved, as your article implies. Mary said her heart rejoiced in “GOD MY SAVIOUR”. Mary was already a “believer” which means GOD SAVED her. If God is your Saviour, you are “SAVED”. While I agree with the fact Mary was a sinner, the false notion OT sinner are not saved is a heresy.

  • Dave

    God knows best

  • TeresaB
  • Isaiah 42:8 KJV
    I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not
    give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

    The worshiping of Mary and those statues plastered
    all over the Vatican or Catholic churches is NOT biblical !

    • Bro. Nick

      Mika au – Simply and clearly stated Biblical fact – vs – Roman Catholicisms idolatry.

      Thank you for being a ‘Watchman on the Wall’ using “the word of the LORD” to warn those that question “the truth” as it is written in “the word of the LORD” ~ telling “the truth” to those “few in number” who will listen.

      While the following was written to “the house of Israel” ~ my Biblical understanding is that it has specific application to ‘Biblical CHRISTians’ in these days of great spiritual peril:
      [7] ¶ So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel;
      therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
      [8] When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die;
      if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity;
      but his blood will I require at thine hand.
      [9] Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it;
      if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity;
      but thou hast delivered thy soul.”
      (Ezekiel, Chapter 33, KJB)
      .

  • Nicole

    You know I was watching the news today and I heard one of the news reporter call the pope a man of peace and I was thought Over 2000 years ago our savior walked amongst people and he was persecuted and died for our sins and a pope comes to America and he is only human and I see all these people acknoledging like he is something great !!! There is only one person who needs praise and worship and that is the one true living God Jesus Christ … I truly believe he is the false prophet the bible tells us about !!! And I believe Obama is either the anti Christ or something todo with it.. And no you are not suppose to pray to Mary she can’t get you into heaven like it says in the bible in order to get to the father you have to go thru the son!!! God bless everyone and I pray anyone who is reading this that their eyes will be opened and know that the only one who you pray to is JESUS CHRIST !!!!! Jesus is Lord!!!

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  • Sheryl

    The Bible is very specific in saying that Mary, the mother of Jesus, did have
    other children after Jesus was born. The Bible says that Jesus was her
    FIRSTBORN and Joseph did not know her intimately UNTIL she gave birth to
    Jesus. The Bible does not say that she remained a virgin, nor does the Bible say
    that Jesus was her only child. This teaching that suggests that Mary remained a
    virgin is antibiblical. Mary did not remain a virgin. This is for certain.

    For a woman to remain a virgin while being married to her husband would be
    considered a sin by God’s standards. God created marriage. The two become
    one flesh and the bed is undefiled in marriage. Mary and Joseph were married
    in every sense of the word. Joseph took Mary to be his wife, not a roommate.
    Had she remained a virgin her entire married life, this would have been very
    dysfunctional. It would have displeased her husband and the Lord.

    The Bible says that Jesus was her FIRSTBORN and Joseph knew her not
    (intimately) TILL she gave birth to Jesus. The Bible specifically says that Jesus
    had brothers and even mentions their names. Jesus had sisters too. Scriptural
    references are below:

    Mathew 1:25: And [Joseph] knew her not till she had brought forth her
    firstborn son: and he called His name JESUS.

    Mathew 12:46-47: While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his
    brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him,
    Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

    Mathew 13:55-56 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary?
    and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are
    they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

    Mark 3:31-32: There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing
    without, sent unto him, calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they
    said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

    Mark 6:3: Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James,
    and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?
    And they were offended at him.

    Luke 2:7: And she brought forth her FIRSTBORN son, and wrapped him in
    swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for
    them in the inn.

    Luke 8:20-21 And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy
    brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto
    them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and
    do it.

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

  • The Catholic Church has been rampant with sin since its creation. Study the history of its popes. It’s no wonder the atheists look at Christians the way they do. There are many diabolical things the church has done in the name of God

  • James Staten

    I would like to relate a story, which I just shared in the last hour or so with a Catholic gentleman. Most people will remember when Mother Teresa died that a few years later it was reported in her memoirs that she felt as if all her prayers for fifty years made it no higher than the ceiling. I am confident that I know why. In the last ten years I have become friends with a couple that have traveled the globe on a faith based ministry with the Lord supplying every need. They literally are Gospel Jet-Setters.There is a book written about the ministry “A Lifestyle Of Light”. They have been to India perhaps twenty times. Their ministry has spanned thirty something years. About seven years ago over lunch they shared a story with me. Once while in India along with another couple they happened to be near Mother Teresa’s Convent. In the middle of the courtyard was a tree dedicated to Mary, and all the Sisters would write their prayers on pieces of paper and tie them to the branches of the tree with ribbons for Mary to answer. As the Lord would have it Peggy and Bob and the other couple happened to go by in the middle of the afternoon, and they were able to speak with her. Peggy asked her if Salvation is only through Jesus? Mother Teresa replied that it is through Mary. As Mother Teresa started to walk away, Peggy followed behind, and asked her three or four times if Salvation is only through Jesus? The last time Peggy said that she turned with a short terse reply, and said that Salvation is through Mary. Pope Francis states that an atheist can go to Heaven if they have a good conscience. Pope Francis can absolve women for abortions in the last couple of weeks. Pope John Paul kisses the Koran, and praised that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, literally in the shadows of the Dome of the Rock, which I believe has inscribed around the top that Allah has no son. These are three examples, and what is the common denominator? No Jesus.

  • Based on research I have done for the past 3 1/ 2 years as led by the Holy Spirit, the information presented in these videos I have included below is true and should open our eyes to know we are witnessing the final beast system—the One World Order and One World Harlot Religious System being formalized before our very eyes. You will definitely want to watch all the videos to understand the “big” picture and the first one is extraordinarily put together.
    REVELATION The Bride, The Beast & Babylon
    Excellent video ***MUST WATCH
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7VqcnY4rdc
    Also, these videos and this teaching is extremely timely and relevant as the Pope is coming to the US and meeting with President Obama, congress and “officially” announcing the One World Order at the UN based on the Journey of Pope France to the United States of America from Tuesday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 27th for a total of six (6) days. You will definitely want to watch the last video below which pretty much sums it all up quite nicely which is titled “The Man Behind the Mask/Total Onslaught” with professor Walter Veith.

    How the Vatican (Catholic Church) Created Islam – Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQZ8GrNmTlc

    How the Vatican (Catholic Church) Created Islam – Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4JSl73yI4

    Walter J Veith Islam Catholic Connection 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch…

    205 – The Man Behind The Mask / Total Onslaught – Walter Veith
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKcXTYWh2F0
    Pope’s Visit to the US
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0zGN1PhZv8&feature=share
    Obama-Pope lovefest on the Day of Atonement
    http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/obama-pope-lovefest-on-day-of-atonement/#KLLVBcx3CS3xgsTz.01

    Also, see this teaching I released on March 7, 2015 titled, “Who is Mystery, Babylon the Great, the “Mother Of Harlots” and of the Abominations of the Earth?” This teaching can be accessed under the 2015 Prophetic Word at the following link:
    http://www.angeloffaith777.com/

  • Tusitala

    Thank you for the section of this article regarding purgatory, the scripture references were most helpful and illuminating.
    I was reading over the comments here, particularly the ones defending the “veneration” of Mary, and I so distinctly recall saying the same things when I was Catholic, it brings me to tears to think the times I bowed to statues, kissed relics, made novenas, babbled rosaries, how deceived I was. The idolatry, the pagan practices, all of the terrible abominations against the Lord God, are so easily and plainly defeated by the words of the Holy Bible. It all comes back to the Word, the Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, who inspired and preserved such truth and wisdom for us in scripture. “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Psalm 12:6-7
    Thank You, Jesus, for Your mercy and patience, thank You.

  • Jewish Voice

    There are several reasons Peter could never have become the first Pope of Rome. Consider; (1.) they wasn’t a Catholic church or pope for another two hundred years (2.) Peter never visited Rome in his entire life (no mention of him in Pauls letters from Rome) (3.) Peter didn’t die on a cross upside down but died of old age just like Yeshua had predicted (John 21:18-19). And (4.) the Gentiles were already ousting the Jews out of the movement in the First Century and certainly wouldn’t accept an uneducated Jew like Peter or John to be the first church leader (Mark 10:42-44 and 3 John 9-10). ..As for Mary, the mother of six, she had no higher ranking on earth or heaven than the other followers of Yeshua (Matthew 12:48-50). Praying to a dead woman is a sin.

    • Jenny

      Jewish Voice,

      I’ve long wondered about Peter’s journey. Can you point me in a direction I might find the information you just shared?

      Much obliged *curtsy*

      Jenny

      • BK

        Jenny and Jewish Voice –

        If you want to know who the REAL “Saint Peter” is of the catholic church, I suggest this excellent article by the late Dr. E.L. Martin.

        You’ll know who the first pope was, and you’ll have no doubt as to who is buried in “Saint Peter’s” Basilica.

        Goes into the historical (Babylonian) aspect of the term “PETER”.

        Peter is a name, but is also derived from Babylonian title – ‘PTR/PATR’, meaning “interpreter”.

        **SIMON PETER versus SIMON the SORCERER or St. Peter Meets the Competition!! **

        This is a great expose by the late Dr. E.L. Martin. It documents the true history of the Samaritans, the meaning of the word “peter” in the ancient world and the “church” that was established at Rome by Simon the Sorcerer

        http://www.reformation.org/simon_peter_versus_simon_magus.html

  • Elaine

    As a former catholic I can understand how difficut it is for you to believe the truth. Perhaps you will believe a former priest, Richard Bennet, please visit his website:
    http://www.bereanbeacon.org/

    Info on Rome:
    http://www.ianpaisley.org/toc.asp?loc=rome

    Info on Medjugorje:
    http://jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Russian_Orthodox/medjugorje.htm

    One of Satan’s Final Masquerades:
    2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
    http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/satansmasquerade.html

  • “PETER, UPON THIS ROCK, I SHALL BUILD MY CHURCH . . . THE GATES OF HELL WILL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT”.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN BAPTIZED AS A ROMAN CATHOLIC, YOU STILL HAVE TIME.
    IF YOU ARE ROMAN CATHOLIC, YOU CAN CONFESS YOUR SINS TO A CATHOLIC PRIEST.
    ON BEHALF OF JESUS, OUR LORD, THE PRIEST WILL ABSOLVE YOU OF YOUR SINS.
    YOU ARE THEN INVITED TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION.

    TO YOU I GIVE THE 7 LAST WORDS OF JESUS, WHILE HE WAS DYING:
    1. FATHER, FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY SAY.
    2. AMEN, AMEN, I SAY TO YOU, THIS DAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE.
    3. MOTHER, BEHOLD YOUR SON. SON, BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER.
    4. I THIRST.
    5. FATHER, IT IS FINISHED.
    6. MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME.
    7. FATHER, INTO YOU HANDS, I COMMEND MY SPIRIT.

    I AM ROMAN CATHOLIC, I WILL PRAY HOLY ROSARY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
    WE HAVE MOTHER MARY TO HELP US GET CLOSER TO HER SON, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.

    • Rebecca

      Your points do not prove anything other than you love cap locks and are deceived. The only way to the father is through the son. The veil was torn and the temple destroyed when Jesus died. This represents that we no longer need to go through the priests or make sacrifices because Jesus blessed be his name was the final sacrifice. Jesus stands on the right hand of God and intercede for us because we are justified by his blood.

    • Bro. Nick

      Mr. Gumera – Sir – You posted in another article Roman Catholicisms use of Matthew 16:18, KJV
      “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter,
      and upon this rock I will build my church;
      and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

      The word “rock” is written in “the words of truth”, the Holy Bible, KJV
      – 100 times in the Old Testament
      – 11 times in the New Testament

      The word “Rock” is capitalized only eight (8) times in “the scripture of truth”, the Holy Bible, KJV:
      Deuteronomy 32:4, 15, 18, 30, 31 = 5 occurrences
      2 Samuel 23:3 = 1 occurrence
      1 Corinthians 10:4 (2 times) = 2 occurrences

      The two (2) times in the New Testament are in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 10, KJV:
      [1] Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant,
      how that all our fathers were under the cloud,
      and all passed through the sea;
      [2] And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
      [3] And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
      [4] And did all drink the same spiritual drink:
      for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:
      and that Rock was Christ.

      My personal choice is to only believe in that which is written in “the word of the Lord” ~ for it is written in 1 John 5:9, KJV:
      “If we receive the witness of men,
      the witness of God is greater:
      for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.”

      All truly “born again” believers and followers of “our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” must remember “the words of truth”:
      “For there is one God,
      and one mediator between God and men,
      the man Christ Jesus;”
      (1 Timothy 2:5, KJB)
      .

  • Allan Rowley

    The Pope is the ONE WORLD LEADER!
    http://beforeitsnews.com/prophecy/2015/09/antichrist-revealed-the-scriptures-expose-the-man-in-sheeps-clothing-absolutely-shocking-revelations-2472752.html

    All Christianity is from man-made religion.
    Just read the history and what the Hellenics and
    The Messiah hates religion.
    You either have a relationship with the Spirit and you are a child of Yahuweh or your on the “other” side.
    1 Thess 5:2-11 if you are sons of light you KNOW when the Messiah is returning, if you are sons of darkness, you do not know!
    It is called the DAY OF YAHUWEH, there is only one coming return of the Messiah, anyone believing 2 or more “returns” is believing a lie.
    You need to read 2 Thess 2:11 if you believe Biblical untruths or lies then you will, if not already, have a delusion cover your mind.

  • Wendy

    Elly Gumara, while I applaud your zeal, I want to tell you this with love: you are deceived.
    I will pray that the good Lord will open your eyes, ears and heart to accept the Truth of Jesus.

  • Dee

    What a bundh of garbage, when I see Cahtolics worship Mary I get it right away. Catholics DO NOT WORSHIP ANYONE BUT GOD. THEY HOLD MARY IN THE HIGHEST REGARD BUT DO NOT WORSHIP HER. If you can’t even get thqt straight how can anyone even believe anything you post.

    http://www.catholic.com/blog/trent-horn/refuting-papal-myths-%E2%80%94-peter-was-not-a-pope

  • Mrs M

    I was a Protestant who became a Catholic. The Pope is just a man and only God knows his heart. Protestants have Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, liberals, conservatives, faith teachers, charismatics. No two protestant denominations, let alone churches, can agree with one another. My point is that all churches, Catholic and protestant, are flawed and there are unbelievers sitting in pews in all churches.

    • Stephen777

      Mrs M, the only thing that matters is what God’s word says. Christianity is not about a religion, it is about a relationship with Jesus. This relationship can only begin after you accept His sacrifice on the cross as payment in full for your sins and aceept Him as your personal savior (John 3:16, John 6) and this is a free gift that we cannot earn (Ephesians 2), because all of our righteousness are filthy rags and we are all sinners who are totally depraved under sin (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:9-18). You cannot accept Christ as your personal savior until you realize you need a savior on a personal level. There are many so called “Christians” who identify with Cristianity on an intellectual level, but have never called on Jesus to save by His sacrifice on the cross…they have never accepted Him as their Savior or have given their lives to him and. Ecame born again. There are false teachers who call themselves “christian” and “christian denominations” that teach false doctrine, but only because they refuse to take the Bible as inerrant and let scripture interpret scripture. They follow the doctrine of man and the devil instead and are apostates. Don’t look to have a relationship with flawed human spiritual leaders, but with Jesus. He is revealed in scripture and if you take scripture at face value, you will see that is is not compatible with the Roman Catholic church.

      • Tracy

        Amen! Stephen777

    • Mrs M: I too was raised a Protestant and became Catholic. I was saved in the Southern Baptist Church and pretty much raised in the Assemblies of God. I was amazed to find that about 90% of what I was taught about the Catholic Church was in error or blown out of proportion. For space reasons I can’t go into them here, but I will say that the largest one, which is the so called Catholics believe works alone for salvation, was the eye opener! I was amazed to find that the Catholic Church believes that belief in Christ and His atonement is the foundation for salvation. See Catholic Catechism 161 and 181. The works concept come from the fact that if you are truly saved, works will be a product. If you claimed to be saved, but are just sitting on your duff, you may need to examine your relationship with Christ. THAT I was taught in both the Baptist and Assemblies of God! Yes, the Catholic Church has it’s flaws but, as you said, all churches are. I might add that if we found a “perfect” church, it wouldn’t be when we got there! So, just for the record of support…I was saved by what Christ did on the Cross at age 14 on 4/13/75 and baptized in the Holy Spirit in March of 79. I currently serve as a lay evangelist with Radically Saved Ministries. When the Holy Spirit convicts me of sin, I ask for forgiveness according to 1 John 1:9. Per the church, I am instantly forgiven without going to confession! When I pray I pray directly to God in the name of Jesus. I am part of a Catholic Parish that is hot for the things of Christ. We have BIBLE studies and have had some dynamic prayer sessions that have seen amazing answers! Lives are being changed. I’ve only been in the church for 7 years and though I’ve had former Catholics say it was never like this when I was there. I can’t speak for then, all I can say is what I am witnessing now. Since I’ve made this move my relation with Jesus is stronger that it has ever been. I’ve developed a very intimate relationship with Him and now can see how “Crazy Nuts in Love with You” he is. He sees each one of us (thru the Holy Spirit) as if we were the only one. 99% of us don’t see this, when you do it will change your life. Anyway, I just wanted to give you a public testimony. I’m not getting into any debate with others on here as we all have many opinions. I can only share what has happened to me. For those not Catholic, serve Him with all your heart and stay close to Him. Confess sin as soon as the Holy Spirit brings it to your mind. Bloom in whatever church you are planted. Time is short and the fields are ripe. Parable of the wide and narrow road (Matthew 7:13 and 14) is more evident now than ever before. Let your light shine, be His representative on earth and bring other unto Him. Praise Him.!

      • RG

        Great testimony. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

  • Crimson

    Good job!! Great to see this, especially since JUDIAC owned MSM and papist owned MSM (herods news network/ aka FOX) are gushing over the antichrist pope being in our country. Our forefathers would be turning over in their graves! (If that were possibe – Thank GOD they do not know how degenerate our country has become. What short memories the public has. And if anyone protested his being allowed here I didn’t see it. It was not till President Reagan that the pope was even acknoledged in this county because of the MURDERS/assasination of our President. The poison cup to others. This vile satanic luciferian bunch are being honoured. Now you know why sodomites are invited to join soodmite mohammadan 0bama and the antichrist pope.

  • Florinda

    Are we done with Mary?
    I haven’t read any topic about churches who do not recognize the holy Trinity?

  • Florinda

    I have a friend who is attending a church that does not recognize Jesus is God. Anybody here help me underatand more and explain the holy Trinity?

  • Jewish Voice

    Jenny, the scripture verses you can find in your Bible (kJV)…As for Peter’s tomb which was found in Jerusalem in 1952 you can locate the 14 page article on your search machine…This report written bt E. Paul Peterson told of two Catholic priests finding the ossuaries (bone boxes) of Mary, Martha, Larzarus and,yes, Peter in 1952 and the Pope telling them to be quiet…Peter died in his 80s and had to be carried around just like yeshua had told him in John 21:18-19).

    • Jenny

      Jewish Voice…

      Thanks for the reply.

      So, where do we get the story of him being crucified upside down in Rome? The Romans? I can’t seem to find any substantial historic conclusion with regards to Peter. Wonder why? Rhetorical question.

      Have a blessed one.

      Jenny

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  • Just a handful of the false teachings of Roman Catholicism.
    For a comprehensive volume of the very many heretical doctrines of the highly fallible apostate church and popes, prayerfully consider purchasing: http://www.amazon.com/Roman-Catholicism-Loraine-Boettner/dp/0875521304/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443114676&sr=1-1&keywords=roman+catholicism

  • SAMUEL

    Roman catholic church is nothing but the agent of the beast!!!

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  • Steven

    Such incredible and infantile naivete on display here from most of you who belong to various denominations/sects that are breakaways from breakaways, some less than 50 years old. You wouldn’t even have your published bibles, were it not for the Catholic Church. Come Lord Jesus!

    • lorraine

      Remember the sabbath and keep it Holy. Jesus is our sabbath, remember the sabbath, not to difficult to piece together.

    • lorraine

      How come we,as Catholic families didn’t have one ? We were discouraged from reading a Bible, we were always taught that the Bible is not really true, full of contradictions and that we would never understand it anyway. We only had the missal to go by.

      • James Staten

        Of course is has been Satan’s attempt to blind the minds from hearing the Glorious Gospel.

    • Crimson

      Your ignorance proceeds you. You are taught that by the INQUISITORS? The Roman catholic church are MURDEROUS devils. DO you know where we got the “Holy” Scriptures? They are from Antioch and NOT ALexandria EGYPT! Which is where your whorish BABELS come from. (not to mention DOUGHy (leven filled) Rheims are jesuit babels which resulted because of the Bishops, the Geneva Bible, (and finally perfected Authorized Ps 12:6-7 6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. And GOD rested 1611) the jesuits (counter reformation) had to produce (no choice) a “Vulgar” Babel because the Holy Scriptures were being printed with the invent of the printing press—so the jesuits got busy to try and keep their people in the whorish Rev 2:24) Read what God has to say about Egypt! No my friend, the catholic church murdered and put to the flames anyone who dared read the Scriptures or tried to put them in the native tongue of their own country. Do you know why? CONTROL. Just like today they say you cannot understand the Scriptures unless you have a Priest or Hebrew or Greek Scholar to teach you. LIES! The Holy Spirit teaches His Scriptures and are incapable of being understood unless you are Born Again. You have been lied to.

  • James Staten

    Actually, the oracles were given to the Jews. Romans 3:2

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  • Jewish Voice

    Jenny, the Catholic religion is full of the doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4;1-3). Please note that this same religion is also “forbidding to marry and abstaining from meats”….One of its biggest lies coming down through traditions is that Peter went to Rome (he never did) and that he was the first Bishop of Rome (Clement was)…As for the “tradition that (Peter) was crucified, head downward, in Rome”, you can find it stated on page 310, The Holy Bible, Zondervan Publishing, 1964, 1965, 1966…Can you believe it? Over one billion people are basing their eternity on this pagan religion? How tragic. (Hell is forever).

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  • Excellent article! Keep up the good work!

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  • Trenton

    I would like to bring up a rebuttal to your take on “the Mass & the Bible”. Your conclusions (opinions) about the Catholic Church are very much akin to an observer on a beach looking out across the vast ocean and arguing that it is devoid of any life. I would recommend to any that they look a bit deeper before dismissing it all together.

    The Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the “Source and the Summit”.

    The following link is The Eucharist as taught by the Catholic church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJjW3LXuHzo.

    For those of you that are NOT going to click on the link: Read John 6:66 (wow! Let’s hope that is just a coincident), and then click on the youtube link to understand which of Jesus’ teaching caused many of his disciples to “withdraw” and “no longer walk with him”. <– Straight out of the Bible for all of the Solo Scriptura folks here.

  • PAT

    Isnt anyone who blieves in Jesus suppose to act and want to do as He does??? Majority on here are actin as if they are the all knowing GOD himself. Do you think He wants you act like you have that much wisdom as He or judge othere. Lets let HIM judge and mayb act in more loving ways.
    Any1 want to argue on that?

    • Crimson

      Yes I will argue about that. We are to judge. That is why we have brains. John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Our measuring rod ARE the SCRIPTURES. You cannot pick and choose. It is the whole counsel of GOD. Scriptures Old and New Testaments. The whole Holy Bible! Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Your argument is the same as Sodomites. It is the only Scripture they know – Judge not lest ye be judged. Who is without sin let him cast the first stone. You know why? Because of their SIN. Lying to themselves that they are doing no wrong. Lying against conscience until it is seared. The hellbound human race will go to hell for eternity unless they are Born again. And how does that happen? The Preaching of the Cross. WE ARE to JUDGE my dea—->Matthew 10:16 ¶ Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

      • Lisa

        Amen Crimson! The word of God says we are to study to shew ourselves approved unto God a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth

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  • chris griffin

    1- The Protestant denomination is the most divided, fractured, disjointed denomination in the world. You have “gone out from us” by the millions.

    2- The Catholic Eucharist is the body and blood of Christ. Jesus declared it and St. Paul declared it. You deny it to your own destruction.

    3. Israel is currently cursed by God and hated by God because abortion (child sacrifice) is legal, just like the USA. When you support Israel you support abortion and you are cursed by God.

    • I guess that you don’t read the Holy Bible NKJV. You are contrary to EVERYTHING the Bible States. PLEASE, ignore the mere man, the pope, and worship Jesus. John 14:6 NKJV.

  • Jesus made it so simple. The confused Catholics make it so difficult and false.

  • edwitness

    Another great post Geoffrey,
    Many of these things I have expressed to R Cs I have become aquainted with. The R C religion is a stronghold that is broken only through faith in Christ alone for salvation. Add even one work to His sacrifice and the gospel is null and void.
    Blessings:-}

  • WHO SHOULD WE OBEY? GOD OR MAN? THE LORD SAID ‘SEVENTH’ THE CATHOLICS SAYS ‘FIRST’ TAKE HEED THAT NO MAN DECISIVE YOU. BY EVEN CALLING HIMSELF GOD’S REPRESENTATIVE, THE POPE IS BLASPHEMING’ A GREAT SIN OF BLASPHEMY IS A SIN AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT

  • Matt

    Thanks God I AM CATHOLIC. If you protestants can convert me to your faith give it a try. I would like to see you trying.

    • Bro. Nick

      Matt – You will not be “converted” if you do not want, and continue to be unwilling to accept “the free gift” of Biblical Salvation
      – for “the Lord Jesus Christ” personally said in Revelation 3:20, KJV:
      “Behold,
      I stand at the door, and knock:
      if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
      I will come in to him,
      and will sup with him, and he with me.”
      .

  • lorraine

    Hi Matt. One can only share the gospel and preach Jesus crucified and teach that there is no other way to the Father except through the Son Jesus.
    Mary doesn’t play a part in salvation. She is dead. She also “needed a saviour”, this is what she herself said.
    You can’t pray to the dead, they don’t hear.
    The Roman religion is dedicated to Mary, (the Roman Mary isn’t actually the Mary of the Bible, she is the ancient pagan goddess of many names who has been renamed since the birth of Christianity.
    Only Jesus has been raised from the dead. He is our mediator, our intercessor and the only saviour.
    No one comes to the Father unless the Spirit draws him.
    So its not so much that people want to convert you, it’s that people want you to know the truth so you can make your own decision. May God Bless you in your search for the truth.

  • James Staten

    Bheki…I am not trying to interfere with your reply to Bro Nick, but I was involved with helping place bibles into China for ten years, and one of the finest ministries I know is Asia Harvest. They print bibles for $1.80 and it is estimated that anywhere from 3-5 people come to Christ for each bible delivered. Perhaps one of the greatest revivals in history is taking place? They do work all over Asia. Paul and Joy are friends of mine. Paul wrote the wonderful book “The Heavenly Man”. Asia is close to my heart, but particularly China. Just google Asia Harvest..God Bless, James

    • Bheki

      James, I can’t thank you enough for providing me with this information. I love to give to the Lord’s work, but I want to be a wise steward. I appreciate your input very much.

    • Bro. Nick

      James Staten – I appreciate your comment to Bheki about ‘Asia Harvest’
      – and the book by Paul Hattaway ‘The Heavenly Man’ was a major ‘benchmark’in my changing from being a Baptist, to being a ‘Biblical Christian’.

      And, most importantly – it is written in “the word of the Lord”:
      “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”
      (2 Corinthians 13:1b, KJB)
      .

      • James Staten

        Bro Nick, I felt bad about jumping in, but it appears that it was of the Lord. I can honestly say that Asia Harvest is relatively unknown, and it sure made me excited to see it was one of your choices. Paul and Joy spoke at the ministry my wife and I managed several years ago. They have become a dear Brother and Sister in Christ. The Lord is using them powerfully for the spread of the Gospel. “The Heavenly Man” is one of the finest books I have ever read. I don’t know many that I trust like Paul and Joy Hattaway. Blessings, James

  • RG

    Hi Matt,

    Everything you said about Jesus is right, but everything you said about Mary is wrong. Jesus told the Sadducees God is not a God of the dead, but of the living. Jesus testified that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are alive; that means Mary too is alive. She is NOT dead. Praying to her is NOT praying to the dead. Prayer to her for intercession is not worship. The Christian church has believed in the Communion of Saints since earliest times; it is modern Protestants who dismiss it because they don’t understand it and haven’t experienced it. It is a glorious reality. Pray that God reveal this truth to you. We are in Christ, therefore there is a communion of saints, be they on Earth or in Heaven. Just as we can ask the saints on Earth for prayers, so to we can ask for prayers from the saints in Heaven. It is not essential for salvation. But why does it have to be dismissed. Can’t we just agree to disagree, so long as it doesn’t pervert the gospel, contradict scripture, or be a sin. I thank God for Mary, as I thank God for you: two essential parts of the Body of Christ. God bless you.

  • Bheki

    I welcome your input wholeheartedly. Thank you so much for providing me with this information.
    By the way, I did read that book years ago.
    Thank you again, I appreciate your suggestion so much.

    • James Staten

      Bheki…Praise the Lord

  • James Staten

    RG…Have you ever watched on youtube or read the book, “America The Babylon”? Pastor R A Coombes and I exchanged a few e-mails before the Lord carried him home. It was his life’s work. It cost him friends, finances and family. Both the RCC and America fit into end time prophecy. Just google R A Coombes on the Prophecy Club, America the Babylon. It is a 2 1/2 hour study. Blessing, James

  • RG

    When you speak against the Body of Christ (the communion element of bread), you speak against God (and you don’t realize it because you don’t have a revelation of it), and you have gone too far.

    For anyone on this site to speak against the Body of Christ in the Catholic Church is to speak against Christ and they have gone too far.

    Are not such critics like the Saduccees who knew not what they were talking about because they thought they had the corner on the scriptures but Jesus said they knew not the scriptures. Matt. 22:29. Jesus: “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.”

    Speaking against the Body of Christ is an anti-Christ spirit!!!

    Hold your tongues and your pens and repent!

    All you virulent anti-Catholics “know not what kind of spirit you are of,” for though the Catholic church has big problems (and I attend a Bible based Protestant church but was born again in the Catholic church), Catholicism is a denomination that comes under Christ and has many saints in it. It is not merely some corporation you can condemn and consume with your words.

    Read Luke 9:54-56 : “When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”

    Here’s a thought: Pray for the Catholic Church.

    • Bro. Nick

      RG – You make “subtil” statements, mixing “the truth” with error

      -1- For anyone on this site to speak against the Body of Christ in the Catholic Church is to speak against Christ and they have gone too far
      – who has spoken against those that are truly ‘Biblical followers that attend Catholicisms ‘mass’

      -2- Catholicism is a denomination that comes under Christ – false
      and has many saints in it – “the truth”

      For those few that are truly Biblically “born again” believers and followers of “our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” – we should always remember:
      “If we receive the witness of men,
      the witness of God is greater:
      for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.”
      (1 John 5:9, KJB)

      As the Apostle Paul WARNED in 2 Corinthians, Chapter 11, KJV:
      [3] But I fear, lest by any means,
      as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty,
      so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
      [4] For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus,
      hom 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.

      And as the Apostle Paul also WARNED in “the word of the Lord” ~ Colossians, Chapter 2, KJV:
      [18] Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels,
      intruding into those things which he hath not seen,
      vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. 20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
      [21] (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
      [22] Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
      [23] Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

      I personally will not pray for the Catholic Church
      – I will Pray for each and every person that is a truly Biblically “born again” by ‘Grace alone thru Faith alone’ believer and follower of “our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”:
      “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
      and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for ALL SAINTS;”
      (Ephesians 6:18, KJB)

      ~ CAPITALization of “ALL SAINTS” is for emphasis – Bro. Nick

  • RG

    My above response was a direct response to a comment from Lorraine where she spoke in a horrible way against Jesus in the Communion element. She went too far. My response is also directed to anyone who shares her judgment. Forgive them LORD, for they know not what they say.

  • RG

    Bro. Nick,

    I have the Spirit of God very deeply; beware not to blaspheme the spirit of God. If I understand you correctly, you used Jude to say that those who believe in the Real Presence don’t have the spirit of God.

    It is one thing to say you don’t believe in Transubstantiation, but it is a very serious offense to the Spirit of Christ to say a believer in the Real Presence doesn’t have the spirit, and to use Holy Scripture to make your specious case.

    Disagree with Transubstantiation, if you want, but do not curse it, nor call those who believe in it as having a false spirit. I trust God to forgive you for what you did, as I trust Him to forgive Lorraine, too.

    How is the Body of Christ to survive if it is made up of people crucifying each other in the name of Christ.

    All of you, QUIT poisoning readers with antiquated, specious arguments; we are not in the 1500s anymore. People who make such ignorant condemnations are acting like individual popes, speaking ex cathedra … becoming what they hate.

    God, I pray for humility for the people involved with this site. May this site serve You and not hurt You, for we are Your Body. … “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?”

    If this anti-Christ spirit continues on this site, then readers need to question if the contributors really are in the Body of Christ, for how can you hate your own body?

  • RG

    Bro. Nick,

    Although, I don’t agree with you, I respect that you took the time to cite scripture, make a case, and not be judgmental. So thank you for your thoughtful reply.

    I hadn’t noticed this reply in my email prior to responding to another comment from you. That post was on transubstantiation, and it was very maligning. I hope you will read what I said, and receive it prayerfully.

    From my perspective as a born again believer who has attended and been active in bible based born again protestant churches as well as attending and working for Catholic churches over the past 30 years, and therefore extremely familiar with both camps, any words on this site against the Catholic Church are against one of Christ’s churches, and any words against the Eucharist (consecrated communion elements) are against Christ Himself, and any words against the spirit in believers in transubstantiation are against the Holy Spirit. Jesus said men could malign Him and be forgiven, but not the Holy Spirit. So please be careful!!! By the way, read Polycarp’s Apology and you will see he believed in transmutation. He was a disciple of John the Apostle. Transubstantiation was a later term, but quite similar in meaning.

    • Bro. Nick

      RG – I was curious to find out – from Roman Catholicisms point of view – what is their meaning of ‘Holy Eucharist’
      If you want to literally eat the flesh, and drink the blood of your lord during each and every one of your participations in ‘Holy Eucharist’ – that is certainly your choice.

      Questions about The Holy Eucharist –
      – 347. What happened when Our Lord said: “This is My body . . . this is My blood”? When Our Lord said, “This is My body,” the entire substance of the bread was changed into His body; and when He said, “This is My blood,” the entire substance of the wine was changed into His blood.
      – 353. Does this change of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ continue to be made in the Church?
      This change of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ continues to be made in the Church by Jesus Christ, through the ministry of His priests.
      (a) Only ordained priests have the power of changing bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. When they consecrate, they act in the person of Christ, through the power received in the sacrament of Holy Orders.
      – EWTN – Global Catholic Network – Questions 343 -> 356 @ http://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/eucha1a.htm

      Also – THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT JESUS IS TRULY PRESENT IN THE EUCHARIST @
      http://prophecyfilm.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-bible-proves-teachings-of-catholic.html#eucharist

      – Holy Mass Holy Eucharist @ http://www.marypages.com/HolyMass.htm

      ———————–
      My personal choice is to believe that which is written in “the word of the Lord” – that my “Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” was offered ONCE for all who will believe “the truth”:
      [9] Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God.
      He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
      ~ [10] By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
      [11] And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices,
      which can never take away sins:
      [12] But this man,
      after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever,
      sat down on the right hand of God;
      [13] From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. [14] For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
      (Hebrews, Chapter 10, KJB)
      .

  • lorraine

    Please stop worshipping idols in whatever form. Whether it be a female goddess a cross or a round biscuit. Worship God alone.

  • lorraine

    The round disc which the priest holds up and worships as the body of Christ and breaks is crucifying Christ over and over again.
    This disc IS NOT the body of Christ!!! Jesus died ONCE and for ALL
    IT IS FINISHED
    He said

    So
    Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ only and you will be saved. You will also have to believe in His death or and resurrection. Then you are saved.

  • Please do make a difference in Christendom and christianity whereby the Roman Catholic Church belongs to the Trinitarian churches of Christendom.

    The worshippers of the Only One True God who follow the teachings of the master teacher rabbi Jeshua are the ones who belong to Christianity. They will abstain from all the paganism that has entered Christendom and as such would not celebrate Christmas or Easter but would keep to the feasts installed by god and will have their churches ordered with Jesus as the cornerstone, according the rules brought forward in the New Testament. for them there exist no infallible man nor infallible leader to follow but Jesus.

  • Rita Viviers

    My friends read and listen … Churches are earthly institutions ….
    Who iis the head of this church….
    Father ??????and every one runs to kiss his hand?????
    Read the Word of God listen and stay spiritually alive..
    There is no way to God without His Son Jesus..,.
    There is only one Father….

    “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    http://bible.com/114/mat.23.9.nkjv

    You will only reach the Pope when praying through Mary….
    Who do You call Your Father?
    I only call God my Father and His only Son my saviour…

    Mary was a vessel used by our Father to save the World through His Son…
    You are dishonoring the name of Mary Jesus’ s mother by praying to a evil spirit called Mary….she is a familiar spirit from evil…
    Mary said in her song to her saviour – every one will call me blessed – not honor me and pray to me and through me ….

    “And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord,

    For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:46, 48‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    http://bible.com/114/luk.1.46,48.nkjv

    Thank you my precious Saviour – Jesus – I will pray only through You because My Heavenly Father told me to do so…!

    No one will steal The honor from U Father , Your Son and our previous helper The Holy Spirit

    “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    http://bible.com/114/jhn.14.26.nkjv

    I rest my case …….

    Amen

  • Jo

    You people are quite sick and need prayer. I will pray for you and your sickness. Not to Mary, either. Commit yourself to the Truth and to true research and not just websites that validate your already strictly-held beliefs and you will be set free. I’m sure you think you are doing good, but my friends, you are spreading lies and that is one of the main tools of Satan. God help you all.

  • LittleBird

    RCC Facts:
    .
    They teach their followers to confess their sins to the priests – for forgiveness.
    The Bible tells us that only Christ Jesus can forgive our sins.
    .
    They forbid their priests from marrying.
    The Bible tells us it’s better to marry than burn in lust.
    .
    They have completely removed God’s Second Commandment from their official copy of God’s Ten Commandments. Yes, the commandment that prohibits the worshiping/ bowing down to of any idol, image or statue. They deleted that one – then moved the rest of them up one slot – and then split God’s Tenth Commandment into TWO separate commandments. So for those who just glance at it, the Rcc’s “version” of it would ‘appear” to be God’s 10 Commandments – when in fact, it is not – because the Rcc has altered it.
    The Bible warns us of adding to – or taking from – God’s Word. God warns that if we do, He will take our part out of the Book of Life.
    .
    The Rcc’s pope man claims to be the “vicar of Christ” – which means that he is claiming to BE Christ on Earth until Christ returns.
    The Bible says that the end time anti-christ will claim to be God Himself.
    .
    The Rcc (Constantine in the year 325 AD) changed (or thinks he did) God’s original 7th day Sabbath from Fri/Sat to Sunday.
    The Bible says that the 7th day of the week was the day that God set aside for His rest.
    .
    The Rcc gives their priests the title of “Father”.
    The Bible says call no man on Earth “Father” because we have but ONE Father in Heaven – and that is Jesus Christ.
    .
    The Rcc uses the blood of dead popes, nuns, saints, etc – in rituals – there is a photo of the last pope man actually kissing a vial of another (dead) pope’s blood.
    The Bible calls this witchcraft.
    .
    The Rcc is the world’s largest bone collector. Yes, dead bones – of nuns, saints, popes, etc. They even claim to have John the Baptist’s head – and his arm – they call them “relics”. And they use them for, what they call, “adoration”. i.e. worship.
    .
    The Rcc worships Mary – no matter how hard they deny this – they worship Mary. They teach she was sinless – and a virgin forever.
    The Bible says that even Mary needed a Saviour – and she admitted this in the Bible. She was a secular woman – who went on to have more children – other than Jesus.
    .
    The Rcc recites prayers – over and over and over, etc.
    The Bible says to avoid repetitive prayer.
    .
    The Rcc – during the “dark ages” also known as the “crusades” slaughtered tens of millions of true Christians for daring to even own a Holy Bible – much less read it. Yes, the Rcc hates God’s Word – and Jesus Christ.
    The Bible speaks of the RCC – not by actual name – but in quite a few places – if you know your catholic history – and read the Bible, you’ll recognize when God is referring to the Rcc. That is why the Rcc teaches their followers that they shouldn’t read the Bible on their own – they should let a priest or the pope man read it and then tell them what it says.
    .
    The Rcc’s own website is attempting now to try to defend itself against the notion that their “church” is the end time anti-christ – you can read their defense here:
    http://www.catholic.com/tracts/the-antichrist

    .
    Do we need any more proof of the evil that is the Rcc?

  • FYI: DR BEN, THIS IS FOR YOU: YES, I AM A DEVOUT ROMAN CATHOLIC PERSON SINCE BIRTH AND SINCE THE DAYS OF NOAH: MY LAST NAME IS GUMERA (FROM THE HOUSE OF GOMER, SON OF JAPHET). MEMBERS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS THE “CHURCH” OURSELVES. ST. PETER WAS EMPOWERED BY OUR DIVINE LORD, JESUS CHRIST TO CHANGE WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES HIM (THE POPE). OF ALL YOUR INTELLIGENCE, BEING A DR., PLS. READ THE BIBLE WELL AND ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ENLIGHTEN YOU. AMEN.

    Matthew 16:13-20King James Version (KJV)

    13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

    14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

    15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

    16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

    17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

    18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

    19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

    20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

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  • So much truth… read it all… Is it true that the cross is the symbol of Talmuz and the fish of Christ?

    More End Time News At:
    http://www.shininginthedark.com/?page_id=11467

  • I was born into the RCC, was an altar boy, had one Uncle who was a priest and one a deacon, I left that Church at age 32 because I could not get any answers to me questions. I fought it for years but I finally decided that If there was a God and I believed there is, than what was going to be my FINAL Authority? It was the Authorized King James Bible in which I truly believed with all my heart to be God’s infallible word, preserved for zhis English speaking Church today to be our Final Authority. Not man, not any Church, not the Pope or any Pastor. If anyone especially a Roman Catholic takes that approach and places their trust in God’s word and God’s word alone, they will soon realize that what they have been taught has been a lie and they have been deceived. Until they Fear God and Place their faith in His infallible word and not man or a church or a pope they will remain deceived and hell bound for all eternity. Jim Julian “What’s Happening Now ministries”

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