[While remembering that the Catholic Institution claims it never changes, take note of the following changes.]
The ritual of “the mass” was established by the Catholic institution in 394 A.D.
(1) The “mass” is not one thing, it is many things, and it is part of many things.
(2) The “mass” is the centerpiece of Catholicism.
(3) The “mass” is an abomination before God!
The “priests” began to distinguish themselves from the laity through the wearing of special clothing in 500 A.D.
Praying to “Mary,” dead “saints,” and “angels” began in 600
The first human being on earth to be proclaimed “pope” took place in 610.
“Veneration” of relics was authorized in 788.
“Holy water” was instituted in 850.
Canonization of dead “saints” was first done in 995. [Not to promote Jesus Christ, but to promote Catholicism.]
The “Mass” was not thought of as “a sacrifice” until the 11th century. [Previous Catholics were heretics.]
The mandatory celibacy of priests was instituted in 1079.
The idea of “rosary beads” was borrowed from Hinduism and introduced by Peter the Hermit in 1090.
The sale of indulgences was instituted in 1190.
The inquisition [torture and murder of Christians and confiscation of their property] was legalized by the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215.
The doctrine of “transubstantiation” was decreed by “Pope Innocent III” in 1215.
(Notice, also that a mere five years later:)
“Adoration” of the wafer was decreed by “Pope Honorius III” in 1220.
The doctrine of “Purgatory” was proclaimed in 1439.
Tradition was declared of equal authority with the bible by the Council of Trent in 1545.
[This was their response to the growing awareness of Catholic “excesses” in fabricating unbiblical doctrine!]
The “apocryphal books” were added to the bible by the Council of Trent in 1546.
The “Immaculate Conception” of Mary was proclaimed by “Pope Pius IX” in 1854.
Infallibility of the “pope” was proclaimed by the First Vatican Council in 1870.
[Previous and subsequent “popes” had been declaring other popes as “heretics” and “anti-Christs”!]
“Pius XI” declared Mary to be “The Mother of God” in 1931.
“The Assumption of the Virgin Mary” was announced by “Pope Pius XII” in 1950.
[Before this it was said that she “died a virgin”! – which is also a lie (Matthew 13:55-56; John 2:12; etc.).]
Mary was proclaimed as the “Mother of the Church” by “Pope Paul VI” (a Nazi) in 1965.
(1) The abomination of “the mass” is not “just another denominational preference” performed by a “priest” who is “just another pastor of another church” [Observe the following official Catholic writings.]
L This Is The Catholic Church: “It should be easy to see why the Mass holds such an important place in the Church’s life. The Mass is the very essence of the Church. Within it the Church’s life, and the Church’s very existence is centered. If there were no Mass, there could be no Catholic Church. The Mass is our act of worship, an act which we know to be really worthy of God, because it is the sacrifice of God’s own Son. * * * It is through the Mass as well as through the other sacraments that the effects of Christ’s salvation are applied to the souls of men.” (Published by Catholic Information Service, Knights of Columbus, Imprimatur: “Most Reverend” John F. Whealon, Archbishop of Hartford) (pp. 24-25) [Emphasis added.]
(1) The “mass” is an overt act of satanic devil worship.
(2) “God’s own Son” will NEVER be sacrificed again!]
“Sacrifice is the very essence of religion. And it is only through sacrifice that union with the Creator can be perfectly acquired. It was through sacrifice that Christ Himself was able to achieve this for man. It is only through the perpetuation of that sacrifice that this union may be maintained.” [Emphasis added.]
Romans 6:9 “Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.”
Hebrews 7:27 “Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.”
9:25-26 “Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; for then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
10:11-14 “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. . . .”]
L The Spirit Of Jesus: “The Holy Eucharist is the perpetual continuation of this act of sacrifice and surrender of our Lord. When the Lord’s supper is celebrated, Christ again presents Himself in His act of total surrender to the Father in death.” (pp. 89-90, Imprimatur: John Joseph Cardinal Carberry, Archbishop of St. Louis)
L Sons of God in Christ: “He offers Himself continually to the Father, in the same eternal act of offering that began on the cross and will never cease.” (emphasis added) (book 4, p. 117)
L For Them Also: “The Mass is identical to Calvary — it is a sacrifice for sin — it must be perpetuated to take away sin.” (pp. 289-299)
L Catechism of Trent: “The document on the Church repeats in substance the teaching of the Council of Trent that ‘priests and bishops are the representatives of God on earth . . . justly, therefore, they are called not only angels, but gods, holding as they do the place of authority of God on earth.’”
(Remember that it is written: Matthew 20:25-28 “. . . they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you. . . .”
L “alter Christus” (“other Christs”) “Where there is no priest there is no sacrifice, and where there is no sacrifice there is no religion . . . without the priest the death and passion of our Lord would be of no avail to us . . . see the power of the priest! By one word from his lips, he changes a piece of bread into a God! A greater feat than the creation of a world. * * * If I were to meet a priest and an angel, I would salute the priest before saluting the angel. The angel is a friend of God, but the priest holds the place of God. . . .” – “Saint” J.B.M. Vianney
[If you are not nauseous after reading this, you are truly sick.]
Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love. . . .”
L Instructions For Non-Catholics: “A priest does not have to ask God to forgive your sins. The priest himself has the power to do so in Christ’s name. Your sins are forgiven by the priest the same as if you knelt before Jesus Christ and told them to Christ Himself.”
Acts 8:18-22 “Repent therefore . . . and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.”
(Peter does not “receive confession” from the man! but sends him to God.)
L Baltimore Catechism: “penance . . . the sacrament by which sins committed after baptism are forgiven through the absolution of the priest” (p. 300)
L Council of Trent: (Section 6) “Whosoever shall affirm that men are justified solely by the imputation of the righteousness of Christ . . . let him be accursed.” [This seems to me to be enough for one day.]
Romans 5:16-18 “. . . even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”
Ephesians 1:1-7 “In whom [Jesus Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. . . .”
Colossians 1:14 “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. . . .”
2:10-13 “And you . . . hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses. . . .”
Priesthood (according to the word of God)
John 18:19-22 “And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?” (Who is the real “high priest” here? and who is the son of Satan?)
Acts 23:1-5 “Then said Paul, I wist [consider] not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.”
QUESTION: Who WAS the ruler of Israel? (and still is!) (The same god who rules America and the world!)
ANSWER: John 8:28-44 “Ye are of your father the devil. . . .”
24:1 “And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.”
Hebrews 3:1 “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. . . .”
4:14 “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”
2nd Corinthians 4:1-5 “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”
2nd Timothy 4:1-5 “But watch thou in all things. . . .” (Don’t be like the others out there!)
(Isaiah 56:10-11 “His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.”)
1st Corinthians 4:6 “. . . learn in us not to think of men above that which is written. . . .”
(2) The “Holy Eucharist” of Catholicism (the wafer god)
“Transubstantiation, n. A change of one substance into another; specifically, in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Eastern Churches, the doctrine of the conversion of the bread and wine in the Eucharist into the body and blood of Christ, only the accidents of bread and wine remaining.” – Webster’s New Universal Unabridged, 2nd Edition
Canon I: “If anyone shall deny that the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore entire Christ, are truly, really, and substantially contained in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist; and shall say that He is only in it as a sign, or in a figure – let him be accursed!” – Council of Trent
Canon II: “If anyone shall say that the substance of the bread and wine remains in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist, together with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . – let him be accursed!” – Council of Trent
Canon VI: “If anyone shall say that Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is not to be adored in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist, even with the open worship of Latria, and therefore not to be venerated with any peculiar festal celebrity, nor to be solemnly carried about in processions according to the praiseworthy and universal rites and customs of the Holy Church, and that He is not to be publicly set before the people to be adored, and that His adorers are idolators – let him be accursed.” – Council of Trent
(Latria, n. in the Roman Catholic Church, the highest kind of worship, due to God alone. . . .)
[The above is played down in America because there were too many bible believers here to allow this to be publically acted out; but not so in other parts of the world where Catholicism thoroughly rules and the people are in absolute darkness.]
(Paul said by the Holy Spirit, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” — Galatians 1:8)
The Catholic “proof-text”: John 6:54-55 “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.”
ENTER SOUND DOCTRINE: (contending for the faith from the word of God)
John 6:24-63 (53) “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.”
[Consider the “literal interpretation” of this proof-text used as a justification for the abomination of the mass.
(A) This passage is one of the most highly figurative in the word of God;
(B) The unholy Roman pagan religion almost never officially takes any passage in the word of God literally (concerning, for example, calling men “father,” loving graven images, celibacy of priests, tithing, calling “the pope” “Holy Father,” claiming “the pope” takes the place of Christ, Mary as the “Mother of God,” Mary is a “mediatrix” for believers, worshiping Mary, worshiping objects, perpetual sacrifice of Christ, etc.)
(C) even if it were true that this verse should be taken literally, we would still be light years away from proving or demonstrating “transubstantiation” as a result (which is an abominable and ungodly absurdity in itself); and
(D) taking this verse literally forces absurd contradictions upon the Lord (which is not a problem for Catholics who truly hate him and are really seeking the glory of “the queen of heaven”, “the mother of graces,” “the holy mother,” “our lady,” etc.) and THEMSELVES.]
(E) Consuming “the flesh of the Son of man” is NOT done alone, but includes drinking “his blood”.
[If this verse was taken literally, then the Lord contradicts his own word and promotes absurdities because:
(1) Drinking blood is forbidden by the word of the Lord, and
- Acts 15:20 “But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”
- v. 29 “That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood. . . .”
- 21:25 “As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood. . . .”
(2) the Lord would have to be thus teaching cannibalism of himself . . .
(a) who is a risen LIVING saviour and will never die again, and
- Romans 6:9 “Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more. . . .”
(b) doesn’t need to die again.
- Hebrews 7:27; 9:26, 28; 10:10 “Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice . . . for this he did once, when he offered up himself.”
v. 35 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
(1) This is not a description of two things“coming” to the Lord OR “believing on” him, but of ONE thing.
(2) Coming to the Lord “and” believing on him is a SINGLE ACT which cannot be separated!
[To come to the Lord and NOT believe on him is just as sick as to believe on him and NOT come to him!]
(4) [If this is to be taken physically (not spiritually), then we would have to (A) physically come to him, (B) physically believe on him, and then (C) physically eat him. The problem with that is:
(A) We can’t physically get to him. (He is in heaven and we don’t have space ships that can get us there.)
(B) We can’t physically believe on him. It’s only by spiritual power that this can be done.
- John 6:44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him. . . .”
(C) Everyone will physically hunger and physically thirst if physical food and physical water is taken from them.
L So that what the Lord said here is simply not true in any of it’s parts, if the Lord meant it “physically” (or literally).
v. 58 “This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.” (That is, NOT with your mouth – NOT physically!)
v. 63 “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” [If you don’t understand this, maybe you don’t want to understand it.]
Meat Is Not Always “meat.” (The Lord is on a spiritual plane and men are always dwelling on their bellies.)
John 4:31-34 “But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.” [Read this passage.]
(Matthew 26:39, 42 “. . . if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. . . .”)
[This is the “meat” of which the lord spoke (and it wasn’t a physical cup at all either).]
1st Corinthians 10:1-4 “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; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
(1) This baptism did NOT make Israel “right with God”
(a) it only got them to the other side of the Red Sea,
(b) where they were mostly all rejected of God later, anyway. (1st Corinthians 10:5&7)
(2) There is nothing provided here literally to “eat,” and nothing to “drink” except salt water
(a) either they didn’t have anything physical to eat in connection with this baptism, or
(b) what they ate and drank was so unimportant that it wasn’t mentioned.
(3) The Catholic priesthood does not exist and cannot trans-substantiate Jesus Christ to make him physically available for eating or drinking.
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
(The Lord is the answer for this “hunger” and “thirst” and a man’s belly has nothing to do with it.)
THE CONFESSIONAL BOX (Out of the mind of Satan!)
James 5:16 “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
A list of LIES concerning Mary follows below which the servant of the Lord Jesus Christ will recognize as Satan’s masterpiece of pagan seduction for religious folks made drunk by the “MOTHER OF HARLOTS”.
“Mary is our ‘mediatrix.’” (“mediatrix” is not in the bible: see Webster’s: “mediatrix, n. a woman mediator”)
1st Timothy 2:3-6 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. . . .”
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. . . .” [Satan is a liar!]
Colossians 2:10 “And ye are complete in him. . . .” (What is it about these verses you can’t understand?)
“Mary is our intercessor. We go through Mary because she’s meek and merciful and hears our prayers.”
[The inescapable conclusion here is that the Lord is NOT meek and merciful, and will not hear your prayers! The truth of the matter is that the real Mary is dead and does not hear anyone’s prayers! Further, the Lord said:]
Matthew 11:28-29 “Come unto me . . . I will give you rest . . . learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart. . . .”
James 5:11 “. . . the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.” (Do you see what Satan is doing by giving this to Mary?)
Hebrews 2:17 “Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”
8:12 “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”
John 10:1 “. . . He that entereth not by the door . . . but climbeth up some other way, the same 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!)
vs. 26-27 “But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. . . .” [Not the pagan “queen of heaven”, by any name!]
6:45 “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.” [not Mary!]
vs. 28-37 “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
“Mary is ‘our lady of sorrows.’” (This title was simply STOLEN from the Lord.)
Isaiah 53:3-7 “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows. . . .”
1st Corinthians 3:11 “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
“Mary is ‘the Mother of God.’” (This term and its doctrine are both a blatant blasphemy.)
[The Catholic exaltation of “Mary” by association with the pagan “Mother of God” was first made in 431 A.D.]
John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
v. 14 “And the Word was made flesh. . . .”
(1) Mary became only the mother of His earthly “flesh”.
(2) The Lord was “In the beginning”.
(3) Mary was descended from the house of David, and so, the prophecy became true as it was written of the Lord that he thereby became “the son of David” in the flesh, but:
(a) the Lord was not only the “offspring” of David, but also the “root”!
- Revelation 22:16 “I am the root and the offspring of David. . . .”
(b) Mary wasn’t the “root” of anything, and
(c) she didn’t come “before” the Lord, who himself came before everything;
- John 8:58 “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
(d) making it absurd, ridiculous, and blasphemous to call her, “the Mother of God.”
(For the Lord to become the “Son of man.” He would have to be “born of a woman” and He was!)
See: Genesis 3:15 It was not written of Mary, but of Eve’s seed “. . . her [Eve’s] seed . . . shall bruise thy [Satan’s] head. . . .” [The Lord himself is that “seed”!]
[The priests pretend to worship and glorify the Lord’s fleshly parents, because they are Babylonian, carnal, deceived, and evil!]
Romans 1:24-25 “. . . Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature. . . .”
(“The creature” refers to created beings: Mary and Joseph, “saints”, “holy fathers”, “popes”, etc.)
Luke 2:46-50 “. . . wist ye not that I must be about my Father‘s business?”
[Mary was here corrected by the Lord in her error of referring to Joseph as Jesus’ “father”!]
(1) This is not a small point: Joseph was not Jesus’ “Father”, he was just the husband of his fleshly mother.
(2) The Lord’s correction of his fleshly mother on this point is removed and corrupted in the phoney bibles.]
(3) The prevalent cozying up to this “family” tradition nonsense is apostasy and heresy
(setting out images of “the holy family” at “Christmass time,” and so on).
Hebrews 7:1-3 (Melchisedec: king/priest) [Jesus Christ] “. . . Without father, without mother, without descent. . . .”
5:5-11 “Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”
[Melchisedec IS Jesus Christ, who dwelt on earth as King of Salem long BEFORE he was born of flesh!)
6:20 “. . . Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”
7:13-17 “For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”
7:4 “Now consider how great this man was. . . .” (You are being told how great he is, if you have ears to hear!)
[The Lord was on earth repeatedly, and long before either Joseph or Mary were born! For example:]
Genesis 3:8 “. . . the Lord God walking in the garden. . . .” (Where is the “Mother of God” here!)
18:1 “And the Lord appeared unto [Abraham] in the plains of Mamre. . . .” (Mary’s grandparents aren’t born yet.)
John 8:57-58 “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” [Where was Mary?]
“We worship Mary because her son worshiped her.” (There is not a shred of truth to this lie.)
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.”
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!”
(The Lord never participated in Satan’s con job about worshipping Mary.)
“We give glory unto Mary because she is the ‘Queen of Heaven.’”
Isaiah 42:8 “I am the Lord . . . and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
66:3-4 “. . . their soul delighteth in their abominations . . . they . . . chose that in which I delighted not.”
1st Kings 11:5, 33; Acts 19:26-28,35 “Ashtoreth . . . Diana” and now “Mary!” (a phony “Mary”)
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be . . . there is no new thing under the sun.”
Jeremiah 44:4-8 & 15-17 (The “queen of heaven” is an abomination and God hates it.)
vs. 25-27 (As then, so it still: those who love to worship the queen of heaven stubbornly refuse to repent of it.)
7:17-20 “. . . they . . . make cakes to the queen of heaven . . . that they may provoke me to anger.”
“The Queen of Heaven is worthy to be served.” (say Catholics Hindus, Muslims, etc., etc.) [So, what is the problem?]
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.”
(Exactly! Satan understood this perfectly when he designed “the great whore” religion.)
Colossians 2:8-9 “For in him [Jesus Christ] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” [not Mary]
1st John 5:7 “. . . the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost . . . are one.” [Mary is not part of the “Godhead”.]
1st John 5:10-11 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
John 5:22-23 “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.”
Psalm 62:1-7 “He only is my rock, and my salvation. . . .” (Not Mary, Peter, or anybody else!) [from cover to cover]
“Mary is worthy of worship.”
Matthew 4:10 “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”
15:7-9 “. . . in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Revelation 18:1 & 19:10 “And I fell at his [an angel’s] feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God. . . .”
[Accordingly, even the angels of God will not allow themselves to be worshipped.]
“Mary loved us so much.” (This is blatant perversion and blasphemy.)
John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
[Jesus Christ said that and then DID that. If you wish to believe that “Mary” laid down her life for you, you only prove how much you despise the Lord and reject His work.]
Ephesians 2:4-7 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. . . .”
[So you would go to a dead woman to find love, instead of to a risen Lord who died for you so that you could live?]
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Can you not see how you have been tricked into despising Christ?)
“Mary is ‘Mother of the Church’ & ‘Mother of Us All’.”
[“Mother of the Church” was invented for “Mary” through Catholicism and proclaimed by “Pope Paul VI” (a Nazi pope) in 1965 using intentional perversion of scripture, John 19:25-27, as an excuse for their pagan affections.]
John 19:25-27 “
[In this passage, at the occasion of the Lord’s imminent death, the Lord instructs John to take Mary as though she were HIS mother to take care of HER. The Lord did not make Mary the “mother of the church” here except in the depraved imaginations of wicked and evil men.] (Further, the bible is clear on this subject:)
Genesis 3:20 [concerning flesh] Eve is “. . . the mother of all living.”
Galatians 4:26 [concerning the elect] “. . . Jerusalem which is above [New Jerusalem] . . . 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 ‘greatest of women’ & ‘blessed above all.’”
Luke 1:28 & 41-42 (The real Mary is “blessed . . . among women” but that is as far as it goes! )
(Compare with Judges 5:24, “Jael is “blessed above women. . . .” )
[The following are all “blessed” and we don’t worship any of them!]
Luke 6:22 “Blessed are ye when men shall hate you. . . .”
Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are they that do his commandments. . . .”
Matthew 24:45-46 “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”
Romans 4:8 “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”
Luke 1:46-47 “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”
“Mary is the ‘eternal virgin.’”
[This corruption of the true Mary was invented after several centuries of gradual perversion of truth by Catholicism and is designed to make the Catholic queen of heaven conform to the ancient pagan version of her, yet it is utterly without biblical foundation, and is entirely contradicted by scripture. It was necessary that Christ be born of a virgin:]
Isaiah 7:14 [prophecy] “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (This is not the birth of God: it is the birth of the flesh of the Son of God!)
Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph, “. . . knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son. . . .”
(After “her firstborn son” was born, Joseph “knew” her. That is, they had sex with each other, which is commanded.)
1st Corinthians 7:4-5 [concerning sex in marriage] “Defraud ye not one the other. . . .”
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)
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. . . .”
John 2:12 “. . . he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples. . . .”
(You see, if you’re trying to tell yourself that “brethren” is a reference to his “disciples,” you’ve just been corrected!)
7:3-5,10 “. . . for neither did his brethren believe in him.” (His disciples believed in him.)
“We saw a vision of ‘Mary’ and we heard her speak. She told us to pray to her heart and build a shrine to her.”
John 10:26-27 “. . . ye are not of my sheep. . . . My sheep hear my voice . . . and they follow me. . . .” [not “Mary”]
vs. 1-5 “And a stranger will they not follow . . . for they know not the voice of strangers.”
2nd Timothy 3:13-15 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
“But what about the vision?”
Revelation 16:14 “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the . . . whole world. . . .”
2nd Thessalonians 2:9 “. . . with all power and signs and lying wonders.”
vs. 10-11 “. . . because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. . . . God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. . . .” (When you reject the truth, the Lord will help you believe a lie.)
L [Satan bears witness of the glories of “Mary”, but the bible and the Holy Spirit bear witness of Jesus Christ.]
John 5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
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. . . .”
(A “spirit” that testified of Mary would NOT be the Holy Spirit: it would be a DEVIL!)
Revelation 18:23 “. . . by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” (millions of people just like you!)
“the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk . . . the woman . . . arrayed in purple and scarlet colour . . . drunken with the blood of the saints . . . seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. . . . where the whore sitteth . . . peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. . . . And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” [ROMAN CATHOLICISM] — Revelation 17
“If you loved someone, wouldn’t you just naturally want to worship his mother?” (ABSOLUTELY NOT!)
[This is the final, sick, desperate, Satanic act of propaganda taught to Catholics that they might justify themselves.]
Romans 3:4 “. . . 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.”
[Again] Matthew 11:28-29 “Come unto me . . . I will give you rest . . . learn of me. . . .” [The Lord said that!]
[Why is this a problem for you, unless it is HIM that you truly reject and resent? You were taught to do so.]
14:23 “If a man love me, he will keep my words. . . .” (and not Catholic traditions)
Revelation 18:4 “Come out of her [Catholicism], my people. . . .” (See chapter 17.)
[The Lord knows what your problem is. If you come out of the pagan witchcraft of Catholicism and serve Jesus Christ in Spirit and truth, you are going to loose your “family”, “friends” and position in the world.]
Matthew 10:34-37 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
Lord, open their eyes.
Ezra 9:13-14 “Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us. . . ?”
1st Corinthians 6:16 “What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? . . .”
Matthew 7:15-27 “Beware of false prophets. . . .”
10:16-18 “But beware of men. . . .”
16:1-12 “. . . beware of . . . the doctrine of the Pharisees and of Sadducees.”
Mark 12:38-40 “Beware of the scribes. . . .”
Philippians 3:2 “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.”
Colossians 2:6-8 “Beware lest any man spoil you though philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men. . . .”
1st Thessalonians 5:12-15 what a laborer should do: “admonish,” “warn”
2nd Corinthians 12:20-21 This is what is produced when evil men are not perceived by the church for what they are.
A LITTLE HISTORY:
2nd Kings 10:18-30 “. . . thou hast done well . . . unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart. . . .”
Revelation 3:16 “So then because thou art lukewarm . . . I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
2nd Chronicles 20:35 “And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah. . . .”
Proverbs 11:21 “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished. . . .”
Deuteronomy 6:5 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and . . . soul, and with all thy might.”
6:14 “Ye shall not go after other gods. . . .” (Examples follow.)
Judges 1:21-24 “And the spies . . . said unto him, Shew us . . . the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.”
Deuteronomy 7:1-8 “. . . thou shalt . . . utterly destroy them; thou shalt [not] shew mercy unto them. . . .”
(“Well, that just doesn’t seem right to me!”)
12:1-8 “Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.”
(Example: 1st Samuel 15 [Saul would let the people just be “religious,” in the tradition of Aaron.)
20:16-18 “But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: but thou shalt utterly destroy them. . . .”
vs. 24-33 “And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.” (So, that’s why!)
Joshua 11:20-22 “For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour. . . . There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.” (home of Goliath!)
Judges 2:1–3:7 “And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites. . . . And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.”
10:6-7 “And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth. . . .”
Matthew 4:10 “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”
Isaiah 42:8 “. . . my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters. . . .”
(Malachi 2:1-8 “. . . O ye priests . . . if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name. . . .”)
Revelation 18:1-8 “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins. . . .”
Ezekiel 16:44 “As is the mother, so is her daughter”
Jeremiah 7:17-20 “the queen of heaven”
44:17, 18, 19, & 25 “the queen of heaven”
Acts 19:23-34 “. . . all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.”
Proverbs 9:6 “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.”
[The “ecumenical” movement is successful because it is not difficult to graft “natural branches” (Romans 11:24) back into their own “city”and “tower” from which they came. (Genesis 11:1-9; Revelation 17:9,18; & 18:2)]
“HUMAN NATURE” (Take a good look!)
Exodus 31:12 — 32:26 “Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side. . . ?”
(Matthew 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me. . . .”)
1st Kings 11:1-8 Solomon blows it, and the kingdom falls apart.
12:25-31 Politics and the “people’s right to choose” rules the day.
2nd Kings 23:1-25 REFORMATION AGAIN! (Under a King) (What was going on in Israel, for crying out loud?)
Isaiah 8:9-13 “Associate yourselves. . . . Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought . . . for God is with us.”
[OVERVIEW: Pentecostalism is only one more of Satan’s well orchestrated detours from the truth in Christ.
(A) Satan is a liar and a deceiver, and he is in the religious business.
1. Religion is Satan’s natural area of interest.
a.) He’s trying to get the whole world to obey him as god, instead of God.
Isaiah 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
b.) He doesn’t need to deceive atheists: they are already deceived at the most fundamental level.
Psalm 53:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
2. Satan’s interest is in deceiving the whole world, but particularly necessary for him is to deceive those who, without his intervention, would believe the truth, and thereby be protected from his lies.
a.) He doesn’t care what lies you believe, as long as they keep you occupied and ignorant of the truth.
b.) He is ingenious at providing religious avenues (“denominations”) to suit everyone’s tastes.
(B) There are two basic approaches in achieving Satan’s agenda: Continue reading Pentecostalism
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DEFINITION: One of several manifestations of the present Laodicean church, wherein members raise a ruckus pretending they�re spiritually alive while they blissfully ignore what is written, proving that they are carnal or spiritually dead.
1st Corinthians 3:1-3 “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal. . . .”
John 3:7 “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
1st Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Romans 8:1-7 “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” (Those of the Spirit keep their mind not “on the Spirit”, but on “the things of the Spirit.“)
(1) They do not pray to the Spirit.
Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest . . . pray to thy Father. . . .”
Acts 9:20-21 “Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name [Jesus Christ]. . . .”
(2) They do not glorify the Spirit.
John 15:26 “But when the Comforter is come . . . he shall testify of me. . . .”
5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
(In other words, the Spirit of God and the words of God are in agreement.)
Acts 4:8-12 “. . . for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
1st Corinthians 3:21 “Therefore let no man glory in men.”
(Peter, “Mary”, Billy Graham, “His Holiness,” “the holy father”, etc.)
1st Corinthians 14:1-40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.” (They openly mock this verse.)
Acts 20:28-29 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”
They Have Altogether Entered In!
This Baptist saying (and the satanic/humanist concept it pretends to express) does not exist in the bible in any form, or in any words. Historically examined, this false doctrine developed as a reaction to the false Catholic doctrine which demanded that a man could not know he was “born again”, while at the same time insisting he must pay money and do works to KEEP what he never had anyway! (Two wrong doctrines do not make a right one.)
(These five numbered verses are known by every Baptist, which they wrest to their convenience as proof-texts, but they are nearly always ignorant of the verses that follow each example, and certainly will not apply them to doctrine.) Continue reading Once Saved, Always Saved
Revelation 11:17 “We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come. . . .”
4:8 “. . . Lord God Almighty, which was [from the beginning], and is [he lives], and is to come [the Saviour].”
v. 11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord . . . for thou hast created all things. . . .”
John 1:1-3,14 “In the beginning was the Word, and . . . All things were made by him. . . .”
15:3 “the Lamb . . . Lord God Almighty . . . thou King of saints”
Genesis 17:1 “. . . the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God. . . .” (“Abram saw him.)
35:9-11 “And God appeared unto Jacob . . . And God said unto him, I am God Almighty. . . .” (Jacob saw him.)
48:3 “And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz. . . .” (Jacob testified of it.)
Exodus 3:13-16 [To Moses] “The Lord God . . . the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared. . . .”
Joshua 5:13-15 “. . . Joshua . . . lifted up his eyes and looked and . . . there stood . . . the captain of the Lord’s host. . . .”
(Joshua worshipped him.) (Joshua saw him.) (Who is this?)
(Hebrews 2:10 “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”)
John 1:18 “No man hath seen God [the Father] at any time; the only begotten Son . . . hath declared him.”
5:37 “Ye have neither heard his voice at any time [the Father himself], nor seen his shape.”
(God the Father’s voice was later heard one time: [Matthew 17:5] “While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”)
(1st John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”)
1st John 4:12-14 “No man hath seen God at any time. . . . the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”
[Who was it that was seen and heard in the Old Testament, of whom the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” claim it was the Father?]
Revelation 1:1-18 (8) “I am Alpha and Omega . . . which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
22:13,16 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. . . . I Jesus. . . .”
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.” Continue reading Catholicism