I thank God for saving my soul, and I thank God for his precious word, the TRUTH which set me free. I want you to see why the Pope’s call for “Christian Unity” is nothing but a sham! In this post I would like to show you some of the scriptures which opened my spiritual eyes to the deception that I was in as a Roman Catholic. I want to let you know without a doubt that I was on my way to Hell before I was truly saved and born again of the Spirit. I bring forth these teachings because there are literally millions of Roman Catholic people who are still on that same “broad road to destruction” that I was on. Here are seven different FALSE teachings of the Roman Catholic Church with references to their Catholic Catechism, compared with the TRUTH of God’s Word. These are just a few of their FALSE teachings, but it would take too many pages to get into all of their FALSE teachings such as indulgences, Papal infallibility and related things. The seduction of Rome in our present time, is like a giant magnet, or a super powered vacuum, that has been seducing Christians by the millions into believing that the Roman Catholic church is simply “another” Christian denomination. So I encourage you to “Read the Bible” and allow the Word of God to EXPOSE the great diabolical deception of Rome, which has ensnared many millions in these last days! Remember that I am a former Roman Catholic, and it was the Word of God, anointed by the Spirit of God which delivered me form this hellish religion!
1] Mary Or Dead “Saints” As Mediators For Catholics
Catholic Catechism 1994: Items #969,828,956
Mary plays a major part in the life of the Roman Catholic, with many of them praying their Catholic rosary on a daily basis. How big a part does Mary play in the Catholic Church? So big, that the late Pope John Paul II entrusted the whole country of Poland to the care of Mary (not Jesus Christ) on the day before he died! The Catholic “saints” are another group of (man-made) mediators for the Roman Catholic, and you can find one for basically any type of occupation or specific problem you may have.
1] The Bible Truth
Jesus Christ Is The Only Mediator
For there is ONE God, and ONE mediator between God and men, the man CHRIST JESUS; (1 Timothy 2:5)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
Who is he that condemneth? It is CHRIST that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)
2]The Roman Catholic Mass Satisfies God’s Justice
Catholic Catechism 1994: Items #1367, 1364
The Roman Catholic Mass is one of the most DIABOLICAL TEACHINGS of the church of Rome, but the modern day “church” rarely utters a word about this SOUL DAMNING doctrine. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that their “Mass” actually satisfies the justice of God for sins committed against him! [The New St Joseph Baltimore Catechism, Item# 361] It is absolutely amazing that Rome is still promoting this false teaching to this very day. Countless people have been martyred for standing against this false teaching in centuries gone by, but in our modern day,”on fire” Pastors and “Christian” leaders simply wear a “professional” plastic smile and gather in ecumenical, interfaith meetings together with the Roman Catholic people.
I truly believe that the Catholic Charismatic “movement” FOOLED a ton of people, because it seemed as if they were “just like the rest of us” in their worship, and faith. I know because I was in that same Catholic Charismatic “movement” BUT the truth of God’s Word delivered me and MOVED me out of the Catholic church. Do not be FOOLED, because the Charismatic Catholics are still Roman Catholics, and they STILL pray to MARY, STILL attend the CATHOLIC MASS and everything else. In fact when I fellowshipped with the Catholic Charismatic crowd, my worship of Mary actually increased UNTIL God’s Word opened my spiritual eyes as the Lord anointed His own Word, by his Holy Spirit of truth! Glory to His name! The major problem is that there is very little DISCERNMENT with the compromising Pastor’s and they are responsible for millions being led astray!
The compromising leadership will disguise their own compromise, and apostasy, by calling it “LOVE.” The Devil LOVES every minute of it, because he is the one who is behind the whole thing! The Devil has been leading millions into an eternal hell, because he has tens of thousands of so called “Christian” Pastors and preachers, who refuse to speak out AGAINST Rome, because they have been ENSNARED in SATAN’S DEMONIC NOOSE.
The word for SNARE in the following verse is the Hebrew word MOWQESH which is defined as follows: MOWQESH: a noose (for catching animals) (literally or figuratively): by implication, a hook (for the nose):–be ensnared, gin, (is) snare(-d), trap.
The fear of man bringeth a SNARE: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)
The compromising and patronizing Pastors and preachers have a “fear of man” which is far greater than their “fear of God” and that is EXACTLY why the Devil has so much success in the modern day church! So if you can picture tens of thousands of pastors, preachers, and ministers being led about in Satan’s DEMONIC NOOSE it is kind of creepy. When a NOOSE is used to catch a stray wild DOG, the NOOSE is placed around their neck, and then the DOG is lifted up, so that he is now walking on his rear feet, and they are led about by the animal catcher, and taken away. Millions of precious souls are being DECEIVED in the same manner, as SATAN moves them around with little or NO resistance at all!
Many of the compromising “Christian” pastors, preachers and ministers are FULLY AWARE that the majority of other “Christian” ministers, pastors and preachers are NOT speaking out against Rome, and they know that they would probably be standing alone, if they were to start speaking out themselves. Just the thought of that, is enough to paralyze most of them, so they simply REMAIN SILENT, like the rest of the compromisers, and the LORD is watching the whole thing go down! SATAN does not play games with people, because he is after souls, and is far MORE WICKED than any of us think! Many famous preachers and ministers have been locked inside his DEMONIC NOOSE for decades, and they have become as CRAFTY as him in defending their COMPROMISE with Rome.
2] The Bible Truth
Jesus Christ Paid It Once And For All
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, IT IS FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. (John 19:30)
For when we were yet without strength, in due time CHRIST died for the UNGODLY. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But GOD commendeth HIS LOVE toward US, in that, while WE were yet SINNERS, CHRIST died for US. Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED by his BLOOD, we shall be SAVED from WRATH through HIM. (Romans 5:6-9)
For CHRIST also hath ONCE suffered for sins, the JUST for the UNJUST, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (1 Peter 3:18)
3]Transubstantiation: The Catholic Priest Can
Change Bread/Wine Into Jesus Christ
Catholic Catechism 1994: Items #1376,1333,1377
This is another diabolical teaching of the “church” of Rome, which teaches that a Catholic Priest can transform the bread and wine into the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ. Billions (including myself for a while) have been deceived over the centuries by this FALSE teaching, and Rome continues to hold millions in bondage in this present day also. Rome declares one of it’s “anathemas” [curses] against those who do NOT believe their FALSE teaching regarding the Eucharist, and the actual presence of Jesus Christ in their Catholic wafer/host. The Bible tells me that Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law, [Galatians 3:13] so I am not the least bit worried about the 100+ curses issued by Rome at the Council of Trent! Where is the outcry from TRUE Christians against this false teaching in this so called day of revival?
3] The Bible Truth
Salvation Comes Through Faith (Believing)
Not By Eating A Catholic Wafer
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 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. (John 6:32-35)
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and BELIEVETH ON HIM, may have EVERLASTING LIFE: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:40)
4] Purgatory: An Intermediate State
Between Heaven And Hell
Catholic Catechism 1994: Items # 1030,1031,954
Another demonic teaching from this Roman Catholic system is that of this place called Purgatory. Back in the Middle Ages, Martin Luther “flipped out” against Rome when he saw a Roman Catholic man named John Tetzel selling indulgences to precious Roman Catholic people who desired to see their deceased loved ones get out of Purgatory into heaven. St Peter’s Basilica in Rome was built with the funds raised through the selling of those indulgences. It is so sad that even in this modern day, that Catholic people donate money for “Mass cards” for their deceased loved ones in Purgatory, so that they too can make it safely to Heaven. The Bible never speaks about a place called Purgatory because it does not exist. Jesus preached about salvation or damnation, Heaven and Hell, BUT he never mentioned a place called Purgatory. The false teaching of Purgatory is an insult to the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. People continue to have Catholic Masses said by their Priests, for their dead loved ones, when the Bible teaches us that the BLOOD of Jesus Christ satisfied the justice of God on the cross! People by the millions are held in bondage to Rome and their FALSE teaching of Purgatory. The Roman Catholic people need to know that the WRATH of God is upon them UNTIL they turn to Jesus Christ for salvation! [John 3:36]
4] The Bible Truth
There Is A Heaven and Hell But No Purgatory
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that BELIEVETH and is baptized shall be SAVED; but he that BELIEVETH NOT shall be DAMNED. (Mark 16:15-16)
He that BELIEVETH ON HIM is NOT CONDEMNED: but he that BELIEVETH NOT is CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18)
He that BELIEVETH ON THE SON hath EVERLASTING LIFE: and he that BELIEVETH NOT THE SON shall NOT SEE LIFE; but the WRATH OF GOD ABIDETH ON HIM. (John 3:36)
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And WHOSOEVER was NOT FOUND WRITTEN in the BOOK OF LIFE was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE. (Revelation 20:11-15)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. (2 Corinthians 5:8-11)
5] Worship Of Statues/ Idols
Catholic Catechism 1994: Item # 1192
The Roman Catholic church is filled with idolatry, and you will find statues (idols) both inside and outside their church buildings. Idolatry is something that the Bible speaks against over and over again. In fact the Second Commandment deals specifically with this matter. There are three verses [Exodus 20:4-6] dedicated to that Second Commandment which I have printed below. I never realized this growing up as a Catholic because the Catholic Church removed it from their Catholic Catechism. In my New St Joseph Baltimore Catechism the Second Commandment is listed as “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” [The New St Joseph Baltimore Catechism, Item# 195] So you may be thinking then, what made up for that “missing commandment”? The Roman Catholic church simply slid all the other commandments down, and made two commandments out of the single 10th Commandment. The TRUE 10th Commandment is found in only one verse [Exodus 20:17] which I have listed below:
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:17)
In The New St Joseph Baltimore Catechism Rome has taken the 10th commandment [Exodus 20:17] which dealt with the topic of covetousness and chopped them into two separate commandments which are:
9] Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife
10] Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods
Do not forget that Rome removed the Second Commandment which dealt with the making and worshiping of idols (statues) which was contained in Exodus 20:4-6 from their Catechisms, which contains the Catholic Imprimatur which means that it contains the OFFICIAL doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.
5] The Bible Truth
The Bible Warns Us About Making And Worshiping Idols
Here is the Second Commandment which is found in the Bible:
Thou shalt not make unto thee ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt NOT BOW DOWN thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:4-6)
Here are some other scripture verses from the Bible that deal with this same Idolatry:
Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. (Psalms 115:2-8)
6] The Pope: Vicar Of Christ On Earth
And Interpreter Of Scripture
Catholic Catechism: Items #95,100,882,891
One of the most demonic, of the demonic teachings of Rome is that of the Pope as being the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth, and a necessary interpreter of the scriptures found in the Bible. Keep in mind that Rome has pronounced over 100 anathemas [curses] against TRUE Christians who reject their “interpretation” of the scriptures and their other man-made traditions. Their Bibles contain the additional books of the apocrypha which were never accepted as the inspired Word of God by TRUE Christians. Neither Jesus nor his disciples ever quoted from the apocrypha, and yet they quoted from the Old Testament over 200 times! The Catholic Church teaches that The word of God (scriptures), along with their traditions, as well as the Magisterium (Catholic teaching office) stand together as ONE, and one cannot stand without the other! The Roman Catholic Pope is also necessary for the interpretation of scripture, according to Rome! I truly thank God for the TRUE Christian martyrs who sacrificed their lives so that we might have the scriptures in our hand today. People such as John Wycliffe, John Huss, William Tyndale and many others went to the stake, and were put to the flames, because they would not bend their knee toward Rome!
Today we have churches who boast about being “baptized in the Spirit” who have bent their knee toward Rome decades ago, and have NEVER spoken a word against their false gospel.
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the FALSE PROPHETS. (Luke 6:26)
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily shall bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1)
Follow the Lord. as the Holy Spirit guides you through the Word of God. I do not care how famous a man or woman is, if they are deceived, they will deceive you also if you choose to follow them!
6] The Bible Truth
The Holy Spirit is Our Teacher And Guide
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. (John 14:26)
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (John 16:13)
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (Acts 17:11)
7] New Birth Occurs At Infant Baptism
Catholic Catechism 1994: Items # 1250,1252
The Roman Catholic church teaches that the New Birth [becoming “born again”] occurs when an INFANT is baptized, and sprinkled with water by a Roman Catholic Priest. They teach that a child is “freed from the power of darkness and brought into the realm of the freedom of the children of God . . .” [Catholic Catechism 1994: Item# 1250]
I know in a personal way that this teaching is completely false and demonic at the very root. I was baptized as a little infant, and I was not truly born again and saved until 36 years later in 1989. When a person is truly born again of the Spirit of God, they will know it! How could there not be a change if the Lord sends you the Holy Spirit? That same Holy Spirit of truth is telling me to write about these very things! The New Birth is a spiritual transaction that takes place in a realm that cannot be seen with the physical eye! Jesus compared it to the wind which we cannot see. We can see the effect of the wind when it blows, but we cannot see the wind itself!
7] The Bible Truth
The New Birth: A Regeneration By God’s Spirit
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be BORN AGAIN, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN. The wind bloweth where it listeth (wishes), and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John 3:1-8)
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (Titus 3:5)
Therefore if any man be IN CHRIST, he is a NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
Quote By Keith Green-Christian Musician/Evangelist
Mouths that used to speak out boldly against the Church of Rome have been quieted by the times. It no longer is in vogue to speak of the pope as “the antichrist” (Although the following people unhesitatingly did: Martin Luther, John Bunyan, John Huss, John Wycliffe, John Calvin, William Tyndale, John Knox, Thomas Bacon, John Wesley, Samuel Cooper, John Cotton, and Jonathan Edwards.) Now Protestants unwittingly believe that “our differences are not so great”. Ah, that is just what She needs us to think!
I’ve never completely understood why God led me to write these articles. But it becomes more clear with each day of study, and each page of research. Never has something so black and wicked, gotten away with appearing so holy and mysteriously beautiful . . . for so long! [Keith Green-The Catholic Chronicles]
Quote By Leonard Ravenhill-Christian Evangelist
“Evangelists today are wide-eyed to the might of Communism, but tight lipped at the menace of Romanism. America would shake from coast to coast in twenty-four hours if some preacher, anointed with the Holy Ghost, gave the Roman Catholic Church a broadside! We stir national interest against the cruel, half-civilized Mau Mau (wicked enough), but powwow with, and pander to, the Roman Catholic Church! These priests who dope mens souls,these idolatrous “masses,” these Calvary eclipsing prayers to Mary, these miserable millions cheated in life and in death by the greatest forgery Lucifer ever made.” [Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill, Bethany House Publishers, 1988, Copyright 1959]
I hope that you can see why the Pope’s continual call for “Christian Unity” is nothing but a total sham. Keep in mind that the Roman Catholic church still has over 100 curses (anathemas) against those people who disagree with their false doctrines. One of those false teachings is that of their Roman Catholic Mass which “satisfies the justice of God for sins committed against him” every time a Catholic Priest says a Mass! If you do not believe their teaching on the Mass, then you are considered a heretic, and an anathema (curse) is resting upon you! I disagree with that FALSE teaching, so that is just one of many of their curses that are resting upon me. Do you see why the Pope’s call for “Christian Unity” is nothing but a sham? Do not listen to the modern day television preachers who are telling you that it is good to seek unity with Rome. They have already been seduced, and they will seek to draw your precious soul away with them also. Take it from me, a former Roman Catholic who was saved out of that wicked and diabolical religious system. Pope Francis and his call for “Christian Unity” is the work of Satan, the “father of lies.” Satan is the one who is behind this whole thing. Take heed to the words from the Jewish apostle Paul, a man who was formerly in deception.
“And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 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. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore WATCH, and REMEMBER, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” Acts 20:25-31