This bible study looks at the brutal truth concerning a hideously evil thing that has deceived and devoured the world.  It is not written out of hatred for those who are deceived by it (as will naturally be assumed by those who do not know the truth) but is rather written out of the love of Jesus Christ who would have all men to be saved, which love of his is shed abroad upon the hearts of men everywhere who are called to love the truth, that they may be made free.
John 8:32-36   “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
(or, if you reject God’s word:)
2nd Thessalonians 2:10-13   “. . . because they received not the love of the truth . . . . God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  that they all might be damned who believed not the truth. . . .”
John 4:23   “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth  for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
“The Holy Roman Catholic Church”  (the accepted earthly title for that ungodly abomination, according to the news media and governments of the world) is called by the Lord,  “the great whore”.  [This institution is truly “Roman” and “catholic” (meaning “universal”), but it is in no wise “Holy”, and can rightly be called “the church” only when referred to as the church of Satan.  Some salient points follow.
Satan is a lying, murdering, deceiver and he is in the religious business.  He devises counterfeits.

As the Lord Jesus has a church, Satan the imposter also has a church.

As the Lord Jesus Christ has Jerusalem close to his heart, Satan now has Rome.  The Lord has nothing to do with Rome, except to call “out” those who are in it!  (Revelation 18:4)
It should be understood, by definition, that the “MOTHER OF HARLOTS” would have to have daughters!)
Roman Catholicism claims to be the “the mother of churches”, which is only half true:  she is, in fact, the mother of all corrupt churches, or “MOTHER OF HARLOTS”; as it is written,“As is the mother, so is her daughter.”  — Ezekiel 16:44)
Satan’s daughter institutions have in common that they are organized by their incorporation under the authority and power of the state, with Catholicism PRESIDING OVER THE STATE AND THEM.
(1)  The mother of whores is NOT incorporated, nor is she required to incorporate by any power.
(2)  The daughter harlot denominations incorporate because they are subject to her and outwardly demonstrate it in this and many other ways!)
QUESTION:  What is incorporation?
ANSWER:  At the outset, it is the admission that the thing in question is not sovereign, but subject to the authority under whose power it “incorporates.”  (Catholicism rules over the governments AND their “churches,” which is why they incorporate but she does not:  they are directly subject to her earthly power, which is, in turn, subject only to Satan.)
Catholicism’s many daughter “churches” are “earthy” and their “idol shepherds” truly despise God’s word while pretending to be preachers of it, just as do the priests of their spiritual “MOTHER”!
It is ABSURD to believe or claim, as do Catholic apologists, that something as corrupt and evil as Catholicism would “. . . some day give rise to true Christianity.”  The only thing “giving rise” to Christianity is Jesus Christ the Lord.
The plan of God is that his church should be built upon Jesus Christ as foundation and be composed of those who are born again by the power of God to be wholly new creatures, in Christ!
The Nature of Whoredom  (You could call these “LAWS” of the matter.”)
(1)  A whore does for money with strangers, what a wife does with her husband freely.  (Whoredom isn’t “love”:  it is REBELLION against God, and the LOVE OF MONEY.)

(2)  Men go to whores because they’re not getting what they want at home.  (Something is missing!)
(If this kind of talk seems rough to your ears, think what it tells you that the Lord calls Roman Catholicism, “the whore” (Revelation 17:15&16), “the great whore,” (17:1 & 19:2) and “MOTHER OF HARLOTS”! (17:5)
(3)  If a whore has a husband she makes a fool of herself and him (in this case, Satan.)
(4)  When a whore isn’t needed anymore, she will be dumped!
Revelation 17:16   “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”
Jeremiah 51:1-2   “. . . I will raise up against Babylon . . . fanners, that shall fan her . . . they shall be against her. . . .”
[All the “Pontifical” and Jesuit strategies and delusions of glory and power for their religion is for nothing, except to fulfill prophecy!  Catholicism was doomed from the beginning, and the old abomination will be tossed by her lovers like used Kleenex when Satan no longer needs her services.]
Revelation 17:1   “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters. . . .”
[John is shown a vision of the destruction of an evil thing that is very wealthy and appears outwardly beautiful.]
(See:  Jeremiah 51:13   “O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come. . . .”)
[The “many waters” seen in John’s vision represent something:]
v. 15   “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”  [in other words, the extent of her power and dominion is worldwide.]
Λ        v. 2   “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”  [that is, spiritual fornication:  she claims Christ, but is utterly pagan.]
(The “pope” is the chief politician of the world, and the “kings” and “great men” of the world know to court his favor if they are to gain and maintain power.)
Λ        v. 3   “. . . I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast. . . .”  [The source of the whore’s power is revealed.]
[Israel, “a woman” which is chosen, is described in chapter 12.  The “woman” of Revelation 17 has always hated the “woman” in chapter 12 for the same reason Ishmael has always hated Isaac:  ENVY!]
Λ        v. 3   “. . . full of names of blasphemy. . . .”  [The whore and its power hate the God of heaven.]
v. 3   “. . . having seven heads. . . .”  [The “seven heads” seen in John’s vision represent something else:]
Λ        v. 9   “The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”  [in other words, the city of Rome!]
Λ        v. 18   “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”
[The whore has used“the kings of the earth” as tools to destroy those she hates:]
Λ    v. 6   “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. . . .”
[The whore has murdered millions of true Christians, most notably during the “dark ages” (which period of history is referred to as the  “golden years” by papists, or as “the middle ages” by those who are ignorant or wish to appear neutral).]
QUESTION:  If we call those evil days the “middle ages,” what are they the “middle” of?
“. . . and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”  [Her wealth makes her appear outwardly beautiful.  She is a very ugly whore with a lot of expensive furnishing (and the news media always casts her in a favorable light).]
v. 3   “. . . and ten horns.”  [The “ten horns” seen in John’s vision represent something:]
Λ            v. 12   “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”  [They will have the power they lusted for, but it will be short lived.]
Λ    v. 4   “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour. . . .”
[The whore is decked out in the official colors of Roman Catholicism.]
Λ        v. 4   “. . . and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls. . . .”  [The whore is fabulously wealthy.  (For centuries she plundered and confiscated the wealth of the true Christians she branded as “heretics” and then killed.)]
Λ    v. 4   “. . . having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. . . .”
[If you don’t picture a black-robed priest “performing the mass” here, you just don’t get it.]
(PROPHECY:  Jeremiah 51:7   “Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunken:  the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.”)
Λ        v. 5   “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”  [This is her true name.]
The Religious History of the Harlot and its Priesthood [Judges 17 & 18]  (Compare with Revelation 17 & 18)
17:2   “And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels . . . about which thou cursedst . . . I took it.”
[Micah is a thief, and his mother displayed her foul mouth when the money turned up missing.]
“And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the Lord, my son.”  [when she finds out what he did with the money!]
(1) Micah’s mother is quite religious.  (Satan is religious.)
James 1:26   “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”
(2) Micah’s mother pays lip service to the Lord.
Matthew 15:8   “This people . . . honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.”
(3) Micah’s mother blesses her son, the thief.  [Both cursing and blessing come out of her mouth.]
James 3:10   “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing.  . . . these things ought not so to be.”
v. 3   She intends “to make a graven image and a molten image. . . .”
[She would have been better off if Micah had simply stolen the money and squandered it on a good time.]
Deuteronomy 27:15   “Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image. . . .”
Exodus 20:4   “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing. . . .”
(Men seem to be running things here but the woman is the spiritual head of this house, the commonly used religious force used by Satan to control the home according to his plan.)
1st Timothy 2:11-12   “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man. . . .”
(She pays lip service to “the Lord,” but FOLLOWS the idolatrous religious practices of the heathen enemies of Israel.)
Matthew 6:24   “No man can serve two masters. . . .  Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
2nd Corinthians 4:3-4   (Satan is a real “god,” and the “universal” (or “catholic”) substitute for the Lord.)
[Every man that ever did anything “religious,” in his ignorance, THOUGHT he served “the real god.”]
(John 16:2-3   “. . . the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”)
v. 4   She goes to the founder with her money, and “poof!” these abominations end up “. . . in the house of Micah.”
(See:  Exodus 32:1-24   “. . . then I cast [the gold] into the fire, and there came out this calf.”)  (Poof!)
(2nd Kings 10:26-31   “the golden calves . . . were in . . . Dan”)
Jeremiah 10:14-15   “. . . every founder is confounded by the graven image:  for his molten image is falsehood. . . .”
QUESTION:  How does the founder’s graven image confound him?
ANSWER:  2nd Thessalonians 2:10-13
Deuteronomy 7:25-26   “Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it . . . for it is a cursed thing.”  (Not in Micah’s opinion.  He thinks it’s an “aid to worship.”)
v. 5   Micah begins with “just a couple,” but naturally ends up with a whole “house of gods.”
(1st Corinthians 8:5   “. . . as there be gods many, and lords many . . .”)
Judges 18:31   “. . . the house of God was in Shiloh.”  (Micah has rejected “the house of God . . . in Shiloh.”)
(This religion is a carnal SUBSTITUTE for true worship of the Lord; like:  “mediatrix” instead of mediator, “penance” instead of repentance, “rapture” instead of resurrection, “our lady” instead of our Lord, “original plenary autographs” instead of scripture, “share” instead of preach, teach, or edify, etc.)
[Shiloh was where the Lord’s “name” was . . . ]  (But there wasn’t enough religious junk in Shiloh to suit Micah!)
2nd Chronicles 20:9   “. . . thy name is in this house . . .”
Jeremiah 7:9-10   “ . . . this house, which is called by my name . . .”
[and was the only place where the Lord would dwell with men.]
Exodus 25:8   “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.”
Exodus 29:43-46   “And there I will meet with the children of Israel. . . .”  (Another place is the wrong place!)
[Micah is in the business of doing again, what the Lord has done already (as in “new versions of the bible”).  Under the direction of his religious hypocrite mother, Micah assumes a religion, and religious paraphernalia to go with it, setting up his son as a “priest” over himself.]  (Men wickedly bring this evil upon themselves:)
Isaiah 3:12   “. . .children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. . . .”  (the Catholic formula!)
(Compare:)  Genesis 18:17-19   “. . . Abraham . . . will command his children and his household after him. . . .”
v. 6   “. . . every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
Deuteronomy 12:8   “Ye shall not do . . . every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.”  (Even “if you claim you’re sincere when you do it!”)
Proverbs 14:12   “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
[This is the problem with the world NOW!]
[Ignorant men are always asking, “Why does the Lord allow all this evil?]
(In other words it’s God’s fault for all the evil going on!)
ANSWER:  John 18:36   “My kingdom is not of this world . . . now is my kingdom not from hence.”
(The children of this world do not obey the Lord because they do not belong to him and are not part of his kingdom!)
Isaiah 9:6-7   “and the government shall be upon his shoulder. . . .”  (prophecy of the solution to the problem)
Revelation 11:15   “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord. . . .”  (Problem solved!)
v. 7   This sojourning “Levite” is rejected of God.
Hosea 4:6   “. . . thou shalt be no priest to me:  seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God. . . .”
He is a Levite “of the family of Judah . . .”  (This will probably be the same lineage as “Antichrist.”)
Hebrews 7:14   “. . . our Lord sprang out of Juda. . . .”
(Isaiah 14:12-14   “O Lucifer . . . thou hast said in thine heart . . . I will be like the most High.”)  (He’s a copycat!)
v. 8   “And the man departed out of the city from Beth-lehem-judah. . . .”
(In other words, he “left” his “first estate”)
See:  Jude 6   “. . . angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation . . .”  (DEVILS)
“to sojourn where he could find a place. . . .”
The Levite already had “a place” and rejected it!  (He is apostate!)
Exodus 23:20   “. . . I send an Angel before thee . . . to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.”
Numbers 8:18-22   “. . . after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation . . .             as the Lord had commanded Moses concerning the Levites. . . .”
Numbers 18:21   “. . . I have given the children of Levi all the tenth . . . for . . . the service of the tabernacle. . . .”
(This apostate Levite didn’t want out of the religious business, yet he left the flock the Lord had appointed him.)
Zechariah 11:17   “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock!”  (“idol shepherd”:  a priest that likes idols)
Λ    v. 10   “And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest. . . .”  (“CATHOLICISM”)
Micah desires a priest (of this “young man”) that he can call “father”!?!  (Micah is Satanic!)
Matthew 23:9   “And call no man your father upon the earth:  for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”
(Satan rubs the Lord’s nose in it, that SATAN IS THIS MAN’S FATHER, not the Lord!)
John 8:44-47   “Ye are of your father the devil . . . ye are not of God.”
(Notice in this verse, that for room, board, clothes, and a paycheck this Levite can be bought:)
“So the Levite went in.”  (He is not called of God!  He was hired,.  He is “an hireling.”)
Proverbs 23:23   “Buy the truth, and sell it not. . . .”
Ezekiel 34:2   “Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves!”  (As long as there’s a living in it.)
v. 13   “the Lord will do me good” – ! ? ! (He deceives himself that the Lord has anything to do with his religion.)
Deuteronomy 29:10-20   “. . . when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart. . . .”
(John 14:23   “If a man love me, he will keep my words. . . .” and he won’t be cursed!)
How the religion was spread
18:1   “In those days there was no king in Israel. . . .”
(See 17:6 for the idea here.)
“. . . the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance . . . for . . . their inheritance had not fallen unto them. . . .”
[The tribe of Dan did not get their inheritance, AND NEVER WILL!]
[Dan and Ishmael were both born of a bond woman.  Resenting that which God had chosen, Dan [Jacob + Bilhah] hates and tries to supplant Levi [Jacob + Leah] (and also Judah), just as Ishmael [Abraham + Hagar] hates Isaac [Abraham + Sarah], and just as Cain hated Abel, “for envy”.]
Genesis 16:1-4,15,21   “And Sarai said unto Abram, . . . go in unto my maid . . . that I may obtain children by her.”
[The result:  ISHMAEL!  (rejected by God as the children of promise)]
Genesis 30:1-6    “And [Rachel] said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her . . . that I may also have children by her.”
[The result:  DAN!  (Dan was rejected by God from the tribes of Israel]
(Compare:  Genesis 49:3-28 with Revelation 7:4-8)
[The spiritual descendants of Dan dressed up in black robes and broad phylacteries, pretending to be a priesthood!]
[Catholicism is “anti-Semitic,” which is the basis of its friendship with the “Arabs” who also hate the Jews.  (The “Pope” and the Arabs both sided with Hitler during WWII.)]
(Genesis 43:32   “. . . the Hebrews . . . an abomination unto the Egyptians.”)
(1st Samuel 13:4   “. . .  Israel also was had in abomination with the Philistines.”)
[Common hatred has always been a basis for friendship among the servants of Satan.]
(Luke 23:12   “And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together:  for before they were at enmity. . . .”)
Genesis 49:1   Jacob prophesies his 12 sons futures
v. 17   and “Dan shall be a serpent by the way. . . .”  (a reference to Satan)
(see:  Genesis 3:1-4, 14  &  Revelation 20:2   “that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan. . . .”)
Amos 8:14   “They that . . . say, Thy God O Dan, liveth . . . shall fall, and never rise up again.”
John 6:70   “Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?”  (Do you see the pattern here?)
(It was the same with the twelve tribes as with the twelve apostles.)
Acts 1:15-26   “Let his habitation be desolate . . . and his bishoprick let another take.”
(Incidentally the Lord ignored the casting of lots and chose his own replacement:  Saul of Tarsus, Paul.)
1st Corinthians 15:1-10   “. . . the least of the apostles . . . by the grace of God I am what I am. . . .”
1:1   “PAUL, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God.”
The end of the matter is contained in Revelation 21:10-14.
Revelation 21:14   “And the wall of the city had . . . the names of the twelve apostles  of the Lamb.”
(Paul’s name is on one of those walls, but not Judas’ . . .)
v. 12   “. . . and at the gates . . . names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes. . . .”
(and Manasses’ name is on one of those gates, but not Dan’s!)
v. 2   Dan is a tribe of roving marauders, looking for a “religion.”  (What was wrong with the religion they already had?)
v. 3   “When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man the Levite. . . .”
Isn’t it a small world?
v. 4   “Micah . . . hath hired me, and I am his priest.”
(If this “priest” is “hired” of men, then we know he will hit the road as soon as he gets a better offer.)
John 10:12   “But he that is an hireling . . . leaveth the sheep . . . and careth not for the sheep.”
v. 5   “And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God. . . .”
Like Micah and his mother, these children of the devil pay lip service to “God.”
v. 6   “And the priest said unto them, Go in peace:  before the Lord is your way wherein ye go.”
The priest (the apostate Levite) also pays lip service to “the Lord” and is careful to be optimistic in his “prophesy.”
Example: 1st Kings 22:1-28   “And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me.”
Deuteronomy 18:20-22   “. . . the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not             commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.”
[This “priest” is a false prophet and should have been put to death.  (Instead he will become the first pope.)]
v. 7   “. . . there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in anything. . . .”
(That is, there was little chance they would get caught and punished for the evil they intended.)
v. 9   “. . . we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good . . .”
[This is just a cheap Satanic imitation of Joshua and Caleb after spying out the land of Canaan.]
Numbers 14:6-7   “The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.”
“be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.”
[This is Satan copy-catting Moses.]
Deuteronomy 1:8   “. . . go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers. . . .”
v. 10   “. . . for God hath given it into your hands. . . .”  [No, God didn’t give it into their hands, they just took it!]
v. 12   “. . .they called that place Mahanehdan. . . .”  [“the camp of Dan”]
v. 14   “. . . now therefore consider what ye have to do.”  [It took about 3 seconds!]
v. 15   “And they turned thitherward, and came . . . unto the house of Micah, and saluted him.”
That old “sign of the bowman” salute the pope is still using?  (Remember they planned to rob him!)
v. 16   “And the six hundred men appointed with their weapons of war . . . stood by. . . .”
“How many troops hath the pope?”  (One of the few pertinent questions ever asked about the old fox.)
v. 18   “Then said the priest unto them, What do ye?”
(For a “prophet” this “priest” is a little slow on the uptake.)
v. 19   “. . . and be to us a father and a priest. . . .”
The religion gets passed along intact only on a bigger scale.
v. 20   “And the priest’s heart was glad. . . .”
Of course, it was:  more money, more honor of men, more power, more women. . . .  His heart was real glad.
v. 24   “Ye have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest. . . .”  [“Here today, gone tomorrow.”]
[Compare with our God:]
Romans 8:38-39   “. . . neither death, nor life . . . nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us. . . .”
Psalm 23:4   “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death . . . thou art with me. . . .”
v. 25   “. . . lest angry fellows run upon thee, and thou lose thy life, with the lives of thy household.”
[You know, “Sometimes you have to kill a few people “to spread the gospel.”   — Office of the Inquisition
(or:)  “If you’re going to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs.”  — the CIA
(or:)  “If you’re going to run the mob, sometimes you have to break a few bones.”  — Mafia]
v. 26   “. . . when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back. . . .”
(Isaiah 42:17   “They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images. . . .”)
v. 27   “. . . they . . . came unto . . . a people that were at quiet . . . and they smote them with the edge of the sword. . . .”
(This is the exact format used by the pope throughout Europe, Mexico, South America, etc.)
v. 28   “And there was no deliverer. . . .”  (Which is why they got away with it.)
[The “deliverer” is a reference to the Lord himself, and to his intervention and protection.]
2nd Samuel 22:2   “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer. . . .”
Romans 11:26   “. . . as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer. . . .”
v. 29   “And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father. . .”
“who was born unto Israel. . . .”  (But rejected of God.)
v. 30   “And the children of Dan set up the graven image. . . .”
(Of course they did!  When you have a graven image, you will always set it up!)
“he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan . . .”  (As though the Levitical priesthood didn’t exist?)
(How is it that this phoney replacement “priesthood” didn’t mind presiding over a religion based on graven images?)
“until the day of the captivity of the land.”
(The captivity was sent by the Lord because this renegade priesthood brought Israel into rebellion against God.)
v. 31   “And they set them up Micah’s graven image . . .”
(This is a particularly sore spot with the Lord, and he repeats himself from verse 30.)
“all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.”
(There are now two religions in Israel:  one is according to the true pattern, and the other is a Harlot phoney.  These Danites are outwardly “religious,” but  God’s plan for worship is utterly rejected by them.  They are “Catholic.”)
1st Corinthians 6:15-17   “. . . know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? . . .   But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.”
This Harlot Religion Is Cursed of God
Revelation 18:4   “Come out of her, my people, that ye . . . receive not of her plagues.”
Jeremiah 51:6,45   “My people, go ye out of the midst of her . . . from the fierce anger of the Lord.”
[But the whole world, in rebellion against God, joins in with her!  The “ecumenical movement” is of Satan.]
Revelation 19:2   “. . . he hath judged the great whore . . . and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”
[They pay lip service to Christ, but they are of antichrist.]
Mark 7:6   “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”
Matthew 7:16   “Ye shall know them by their fruits.”
Corruptions of Doctrine by Catholicism  (Abbreviated bible references follow:  for additional information see relevant studies.)
(1)  The bible (“Authorized” or “King James”) is the word of God and is the authority for the church.  (See:  “The Bible” file.)
1st Corinthians 4:6   “And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written. . . .”
Psalm 138:2   “. . . for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
[Of all the hundreds of so-called “bibles,” only “the King James” is NOT making a profit from a copyright.  The “Authorized” bible alone was literally given free to the world, as it is written:]
Matthew 10:8   “. . . freely ye have received, freely give.”
!    Any “bible” except the Authorized is acceptable for use, although none of them is to be really considered authority, since only “the Roman church”, along with its opinions, traditions, bulls, dogmas, cannons, decrees, councils, “holy fathers,” etc., has authority in conjunction with the bible. [even though these all hopelessly contradict each other].
1st Corinthians 14:33   “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
1st Samuel 15:23   “Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee. . . .”
Matthew 15:9   “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
(If a man claims his authority is “the bible AND the church,” then he has TWO authorities, he has simply made himself his own authority in choosing between them, in response to his opinions!)
(2)  The Lord Jesus Christ is the church’s only mediator.
1st Timothy 2:3-6   “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. . . .”
!    “Mary co-mediates for the church”.  (This dead woman’s official  Catholic title is “mediatrix”.)
John 14:6   “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Acts 4:10-12   “Neither is there salvation in any other. . . .”
Colossians 2:10   “And ye are complete in him. . . .”
Matthew 6:24   “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.”  (Guess which one gets despised!)
Matthew 11:28-29   “Come unto me . . . I will give you rest . . . learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart. . . .”
John 10:1   “. . . He that entereth not by the door . . . but climbeth up some other way . . . is a thief and a robber.”
v. 7   “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.”  (not Mary, or anybody else!)
Isaiah 53:3-7   “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows. . . .”
“Mary’s” title, “Our Lady of Sorrows”, was simply stolen from the Lord.
(3)  The Lord hates “the queen of heaven”.
Jeremiah 44:4-17   “Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.  . . . to burn incense unto the queen of heaven. . . .”
(The people have always loved worshipping this abomination and will never quit.)
7:17-20   “. . . they . . . make cakes to the queen of heaven . . . that they may provoke me to anger.”
!    “Mary is the queen of heaven and so is to be given glory.”  [The real “Mary” has no part with this.]
Isaiah 42:8   “I am the Lord . . . and my glory will I not give to another.”
1st Kings 11:5,33;  Acts 19:26-28,35   “Ashtoreth . . . Diana” and now “Mary!”  (New name:  same scam!)
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10   “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be . . . there is no new thing under the sun.”
(4)  New Jerusalem is the mother of us all.
Galatians 4:26   “. . . Jerusalem which is above . . . is the mother of us all.”
(For “New Jerusalem” see:  Rev 21:2;  3:12;  &   21:10)
Isaiah 66:10-13   “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
!    “Mary is the mother of us all.”  [There is, of course, no such thing in the bible!]
[Satan’s strategy relies on your believing the lie that “Mary” is your mother so you could be led to worship the abomination of the “queen of heaven.”  (One deception built upon another.]
2nd Corinthians 2:11   “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
(5)  Mary was a proper biblical wife to her husband, Joseph, in that she had sex with him following the birth of the Lord.
Matthew 1:22-25   “[Joseph] . . . knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son. . . .”
(After “her firstborn son” was born, Joseph “knew” her, which is commanded.)
1st Corinthians 7:4-5   [concerning sex in marriage]  “Defraud ye not one the other. . . .”
Matthew 12:46-50   “. . . his mother and his brethren stood without. . . .”
(Also in Mark 3:31-35  &  Luke 8:19-21)
Matthew 13:55-56   “. . . his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?”
Mark 6:3   “. . . the brother of James . . . [etc.] and . . . his sisters. . . .”
(If you’re trying to tell yourself that “brethren” is synonymous with “disciples,” you ignored the bible:)
John 2:12   “. . . he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples. . . .”
Psalm 69:8   [prophecy]  “. . . a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.”
(This prophecy is proved in the following verse 9, and in John 2:13-17)
!    “Mary is the eternal virgin.”
[This corruption of the true Mary, which was not instituted until after several centuries of gradual perversion of truth by the “popes” is designed to make the Catholic queen of heaven conform to the ancient pagan version.]
(Satan must lift Mary up if she is to be worshiped, however the Lord never participated in any of this evil:)
Luke 11:27-28   “And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.  But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.”
(The Lord repeatedly put Mary in her place, for example!)
Matthew 12:46-50   “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.  But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?  And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!”
(6)  Mary is the mother of the Lord’s flesh when he was born into the world as Messiah, “Son of God” and “Son of man”.
(For Messiah to become the “Son of man”, he would have to be “born of a woman” and he was, yet he himself was from the beginning! as it is written:)
John 1:1-3   “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
vs. 14-15   “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. . . .  John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.”
[As it was with John Baptist, it also is with Mary:  the Lord came “after” Mary concerning the birth of the flesh, but he “was before” her.]
[The priests worship and glorify the Lord’s fleshly parents, because the priests are carnal, deceived, and evil!]
Romans 1:24-25   “. . . Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature. . . .”
(That is, for example, “Mary”, “saints”, “holy fathers”, graven images of “Peter”, etc.)
!    “Mary is the mother of God.”  (See:  “Mary, The Catholic Version” file.)
(This term, “mother of God” is a blatant blasphemy, and the information in the bible against it is staggering.)
Hebrews 7:1-3   “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life” [The Son of God was on earth before being born of a woman.]  (Perhaps, being deceived by Catholicism, you did not know that!)
v. 4   “Now consider how great this man was. . . .”  (Why are YOU helping Satan to raise up Mary?)
Psalm 110:4   “The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”
(The prophecy of Messiah is, of the “the order of Melchizedek.”  Jesus Christ the Lord.)
(7)  The church is to keep itself from graven images.  (See:  “Graven Images” file.)
Exodus 20:4-6   “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven. . . .”
Deuteronomy 7:26   “Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.”
1st Thessalonians 1   “For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. . . .”
John 4:24   “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
!    Graven images are to be considered by the Roman church as “aids to worship”.
Romans 3:4   “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
(8)  “Holy Father” is a title of the Godhead.
John 17:11  (The one and only use of this term in the bible is here used when the Lord prayed to his heavenly Father.)
!        “Holy Father” is a title of the “Pope”.  [The worldwide use of this term for the “Pope” reveals both the depraved state of the man who takes this title, and the ignorance and spiritual darkness of the world which accepts it in blasphemy against God.  The “Pope” shows himself openly as a blasphemer and antichrist, and the whole world slobbers over him in approval, exactly as they will do in respect to the antichrist who will do the same thing.]
2nd Thessalonians 2:4   “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
(9)    Jesus Christ sent the Holy Ghost to take his place until he returns.
John 14:16   “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter. . . .”
v. 26   “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
15:26   “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. . . .”
16:7   “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.”
!        “Vicarious Fili Dei” (literally: “takes the place of Christ”) is written in Latin on the “Pope’s” mitre, and is the official doctrine of the Catholic institution concerning the “papacy”.
Matthew 12:31   “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.”
Luke 12:10   “And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.”
(10)  Jesus Christ was sacrificed once and only once.  The “mass” is a sham and an abomination.
Hebrews 10:10   “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
v. 14   “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”  [Is this really too complicated for you?]
vs. 16-18   “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.”
!        The mass is the true sacrifice again of Jesus Christ, and contained in the “transubstantiated” wafer is the body, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ.  “Even if Christ be not predisposed to come down out of heaven to be truly sacrificed again at the moment of transubstantiation in the mass, he is compelled to do so anyway:  such is the power of the priest.”
[This phoney pagan ritual is practiced thousands of times a day in the world in the ignorant belief that thus, and so often, is Christ being truly sacrificed again.]
Hebrews 10:11-12   “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; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.”
[The world will not again have the opportunity to get its hands on the Lord.]


Amos 8:14   “They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer_sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.”