Rome was always the enemy of the Christians, and spent over 3 centuries putting them to death by various forms of executions and torture.
Everywhere you turn today, religious leaders of all stripes, persuasions and genders are talking about Christians ‘reconciling’ with the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis and the Catholic Church, for their part, are lying in wait to receive them with open arms. Parties on both sides are claiming that ‘in the spirit of love and tolerance’ that there ‘must be unity’ within the Body of Christ.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3 (KJV)
Now, I agree that there should be harmony within the Body of Christ as much as possible. But I also agree that the Catholic Church is a false system masquerading as Christianity, not part of the Body of Christ, and therefore there is nothing to be reconciled to.
They are called the Roman Catholic Church
The first point I want to bring up is the fact that they are not a Christian organization. When I was a kid growing up Catholic, whenever we met someone new we would ask them “are you Catholic or Christian?”. The Catholic Church used to teach and focus on that difference back in the 1960’s and ’70’s. Those of you who are Catholics know exactly what I’m talking about. We were not primarily Christian, we were Catholics. The Bible was not our guide, the Pope was. His ‘holy utterances’ like the divinity of Mary were received as infallible. We didn’t confess our sins to God, we confessed them to a priest. As Catholics, when we needed spiritual help we didn’t go straight to Jesus, we went to His earthly mother, Mary. We did these things because we were Roman Catholics first and foremost.
Pope Francis’ Message to Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Calling for Unity in the Body of Christ:
With his soft mumbling and thick accent, Pope Francis comes across as a loving, old grandfather who just wants to cuddle you. But don’t be fooled, Francis is a false prophet, a false teacher, looking to perform another takeover of Christianity ala 325 AD.
Thier very name, the Roman Catholic Church, tells you that they are not Christian. Rome was always the enemy of the Christians, and spent over 3 centuries putting them to death by various forms of executions and torture. They tell you that the word ‘catholic’ means ‘universal’, and that’s a total lie. ‘Catholic’, like ‘workaholic’, ‘chocoholic’ and ‘alcoholic’, is a compound word that looks like this: cat/holic. A quick trip to dictionary.com for a definition of ‘holic’ tells you that it is ‘
Pagan Rome created the Catholic Church as a hostile takeover of Christianity
It was in the year 325 AD that the Emperor Constantine created what became known as the Catholic Church. For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was banned by the Roman Empire, and Christians were terribly persecuted. This changed after the “conversion” of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Constantine provided religious toleration with the Edict of Milan in AD 313, effectively lifting the ban on Christianity. Later, in AD 325, Constantine called the Council of Nicea in an attempt to unify Christianity. Constantine envisioned Christianity as a religion that could unite the Roman Empire, which at that time was beginning to fragment and divide. While this may have seemed to be a positive development for the Christian church, the results were anything but positive. Just as Constantine refused to fully embrace the Christian faith, but continued many of his pagan beliefs and practices, so the Christian church that Constantine promoted was a mixture of true Christianity and Roman paganism.
Tony Palmer preaching that ‘we are all Catholics now’ at Kenneth Copeland’s church:
Watch this one all the way through if you have the stomach for it. Highlights include Kenneth Copeland channeling Satan after pledging his church to Rome.
The origin of the Catholic Church is the tragic compromise of Christianity with the pagan religions that surrounded it. Instead of proclaiming the gospel and converting the pagans, the Catholic Church “Christianized” the pagan religions, and “paganized” Christianity. By blurring the differences and erasing the distinctions, yes, the Catholic Church made itself attractive to the people of the Roman Empire. One result was the Catholic Church becoming the supreme religion in the Roman world for centuries. However, another result was the most dominant form of Christianity apostatizing from the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the true proclamation of God’s Word.
Chrislam founder Rick Warren calls Francis ‘our Pope’ in interview with Catholic news agency:
Rick Warren, the ultimate wolf in Christian sheep’s clothing, is a spokesman for the Vatican helping them to unite Christians and Muslims under the banner of the Vatican.
It was shortly after this point in history that what used to be called in school as the Dark Ages began. Rome stopped being a political empire and became a pagan papal empire. Biblical Christianity would not be seen again until the Protestant Reformation broke free of the pagan shackles of Rome and stepped out into the light. Rome’s answer to this was three centuries of violence and bloodshed in the Spanish Inquisition. In 2016, they are again taking another stab at enveloping the current Laodicean Church into the arms of Mother Rome.
The Roman Catholic system has always been and will always be a pagan form of religion
In conclusion, no, there cannot be any ‘reconciliation’ between Roman Catholic system and the true Christian Church, the Body of Christ, because Rome was never a part of it. It started out as a pagan organization in 325 AD, and though they have adopted many of the Christian buzzwords like talking about “being born again’ and ‘salvation by grace through faith alone’, they are like the wolf in the hen house wearing a chicken mask, pecking at corn and trying to blend in.
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:3-5 (KJV)
Charismatics, Pentecostals and the Emergent Church are running full speed towards uniting with the Roman harlot. They do this because they have no grounding in doctrinal Bible teachings which were written to prevent this. Revelation 17 and 18 clearly show you the true Satanic nature of the Roman Catholic Church, and what her soon coming end will be.
I was a Catholic, and the Lord saved me back in 1990 when through the pages of an open King James Bible I made the ‘great transaction‘ and became born again. I am sure there are many saved Catholics despite the false, pagan teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, but the Roman church was never Christian, and never will be. Instead of reconciliation, we invite you Catholics to come on out of the woman who rides the beast.
Let’s let the Bible have the last word on this subject:
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 (KJV)