How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!
and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! Proverbs 16:16
It's time you knew what's really going on.
Addressing the issue of Catholicism as an apostate faith is particularly sensitive when speaking to the kind-hearted, devout believer. I am simply going to present a series of considerations here for you to meditate upon. More importantly, you yourselves must begin to petition the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth daily for guidance into ALL TRUTH, further pleading that all lies & liars be wholly exposed. I'll begin with the topic of Christ's mother Mary portrayed as a sinless deity.
And when he (Christ) was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue,
insomuch that they were astonished, & said,
Whence hath this man this wisdom, & these mighty works?
Is this not the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary?
and his bretheren, James, & Joses, & Simon, & Judas?
And his sisters, are they not all with us?
Whence then hath this man all these things?
Evidently, Christ was one of at least 6 children. True, Mary was chaste when Christ was born, but thereafter
she was free to live a normal life. Yet, I doubt the above scriptural passage alone is sufficient to convince anyone they've been lied to. After all, one could argue that the other siblings could conceivably have been half brothers & sisters with Joseph as the common parent.
So now let's look at a passage from the book of Jeremiah who lived about 600 years before Christ came to earth. Jeremiah was a prophet whose commission it was to alert the Jews in Jerusalem that the full fury of God's wrath upon them was imminent. After years of pleading with these Jews to repent of their ways, God finally tells Jeremiah to stop praying for them:
Therefore pray not thou for this people,
neither lift up cry nor prayer for them,
neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah & in the streets of Jerusalem?
The children gather wood, & the fathers kindle the fire, & the women knead their dough,
to make cakes to the queen of heaven,
& to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Do they provoke me to anger?
saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
As you can see, the 'queen of heaven' has been in the practice of robbing the souls of God's children throughout the millennia. I discussed this issue in 'Letter to a Friend' posted on the Letters1 page. Rather than repeat what I already wrote, I'm simply going to provide a passage from that text here:
4. The Conspiratorial Effort to Camouflage Biblical Truth Throughout History-Part 2
Much like we see in capitalist societies today, the engine of the Roman economic system was heavily dependent upon its pagan religious culture. Within the territories of modern day Greece & Turkey, trade of hand carved idols provided a stable source of income for artisans throughout most of the year. However it was the lavish celebratory worship dates honoring their various gods & goddesses that provided maximum economic stimulus especially in major towns & cities. Do you remember how hard you & I had to hustle from the end of August to the first week in December? What would the American economy be without Christmas gift-giving? Make no mistake, it is no coincidence that our own economic system parallels the Roman system under paganism. Let me explain.
Originally, apostolic Christian ministry was entrusted to the Jews largely because it was their divine commission to preserve the oracles of God. It was the Jews whose ancestors knew the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob most intimately & who themselves were well studied in the Old Testament scriptures. Most important to understand is that God’s written Law, also known as Mosaic Law, was meant to remain foundational to Christian teaching. Christ himself was clear on this issue:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, & shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do & teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17,19
For enemies of the faith, corruption of Mosaic Law was therefore a prime focus of attack, creating theological distortions & divisions that have blinded generations to biblical veracity throughout the post-Christ period. For the sake of brevity, I’m limiting this discussion to describing the adulteration of two specific commandments that resulted in great problems for genuine seekers of Truth for most of the last 2 millenia:
(the second of the Ten Commandments)
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image….
(the fourth of the Ten Commandments)
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work…. the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. Exodus 20:8-11
As mentioned earlier, after Christ’s death his gospel was rapidly embraced across the pagan nations. The problem was that pagan cultures honored a multiplicity of deities (or fallen angels), many of which were thought to be of a capricious & cruel nature, requiring a steady stream of indulgences & “placations”. Convincing these fear-ridden people that undivided loyalty & faith in the One True God would offer absolute protection against any other source of spiritual retribution proved extremely difficult. Meanwhile, the Roman power base had a burgeoning economy to protect, an economy that was propelled by the pagan belief system. Christian infiltration into that system was developing into an economic & political hardship. Yet for all these difficulties, because biblical prophetic fulfillment was recognized throughout the territory, it was clear that the Christian movement could not be constrained.
In reality paganism & early Christianity were wholly antithetical to one another. One was monotheistic, the other polytheistic. One forbade image worship, the other was grounded in the practice. One adhered to a strict code of sexual comportment, the other engaged in polygamous sexual perversions during routine temple devotionals. Christian Jews observed one set of Sabbaths & feast dates, pagans another. The two groups even used different astronomical calendars.
From the perspective of the secular Roman elite, fusing the two faiths together appeared to be the only efficacious economic & political solution. This tactic is an ancient one--change the substance of God’s message but not the label. Sadly, whenever yearning, vulnerable hearts are openly searching for divine purpose, wolves readily seize the easy power advantage. Without taking the time to research historical particulars, I will give a quick overview of the most egregious successes of this movement to consolidate the two faiths. In total, the “re-education” process took about 500 years to complete.
Of course it’s doubtful that the Roman leadership actually understood they were implementing the agenda
of an angelic force. I’m convinced that many of our most brilliant ideas are NOT self-generated,
that they are often tools of manipulation that appear to be benevolently granted us
by the so-called spirit world, coming to us in dreams, ah-ha moments, special insights & so on.
The more compliant & ego-centric the individual receiving these messages,
the more spiritually “connected” or clever he/she may believe himself to be.
Most sincere seekers freely admit to having lived through such a phase.
Shortly after the death of John in 110 AD, the last of Christ’s apostolic inner circle, gentile clergymen in Rome pronounced that they, not Jews, were God’s newly ordained keepers of scripture & divine law. After establishing the office of the papacy, Catholicism went on to proclaim that the pope alone was providentially granted absolute authority to represent God’s will on earth. With full governmental support, a series of subtile & corruptive changes were implemented gradually over a period of several generations. One of the primary objectives was to preserve idolatry in order to sustain the empire's economic prosperity. To accomplish this, the second commandment condemning the engraving of religious icons was withdrawn from the 10 commandments of the Catholic bible. The last commandment was then split into 2 parts. Hence, the “Decalogue” was craftily preserved. This move permitted the same artisans who once carved the many gods & goddesses of pagan temples to now work for the Catholic Church making images of Christ & an army of saints. They also threw a headdress on Ashteroth & called her Mary, mother of God. (By the way, Mary was NOT the mother of God. She was mother of God’s SON.) The reason “Mother of God” became Mary’s heretical title was because of her icon’s similarity to the pagan super goddess, Ashtoreth. In pagan worship Ashtoreth (aka Ishtar), the incestuous wife & mother of Nimrod, was indeed known as the “mother of god” as well as the "queen of heaven". She was also the reason live babies were sacrificed by fire on the statue of Molech in the Old Testament. Scamming innocent followers of Christ into praying to the “Mother of God” icon in the Catholic Church has been a cruel satanic joke on the believing community for almost two thousand years.
Let’s move on to discussing the change in Sabbath keeping. The book of Genesis states that God rested from forming his creation on the Sabbath, the 7th day of the week. Yet, as you are well aware Christians honor Sunday, the first day of the week, as their holy day of rest. Although it seems like an innocuous switch, it really isn’t. Sunday, as the name suggests, was the day pagan believers traditionally honored Sol Invictus, their sun god. December 25th happened to be HIS lavishly celebrated birth date, not Christ’s. There’s more. Easter was the supposed day Ishtar (aka Ashteroth) revived from her death. It is certainly not the resurrection day of Christ who rose early on the 5th day of Passover. Not one of the celebratory days & dates honored today by the Christian community has any relationship to the Sabbaths & feast days written in Mosaic Law. The reality is that contemporary Christianity is essentially a form of pagan god worship right down to the big holiday shopping experience.
Another area of distortion relates to time keeping. Earlier I mentioned that pagan Rome used a non-biblical astronomical calendar. During the life of Christ this was the Julian calendar, to be succeeded in 1582 by the Gregorian. Neither of these time keeping systems corresponded to Hebrew calendar of the bible. This is crucial to remember because we continue to use the Gregorian calendar today. This fact, taken in combination with the many events of biblical corruption, has conspired to confuse, divide & conquer the hearts & minds of believing masses over time.
As you can imagine, many thousands of faithful believers had to be tortured & slaughtered so that the Roman heresies could be implemented. Emperor Constantine, whom Catholicism reveres today as a hero of the Church, beheaded multitudes of Sabbath-keeping Messianic Jews along with Christian puritans. The Church furthered its rampage by translating the bible from the original Hebrew & Greek texts into Latin so as to ensure its obscurity & then by proclaiming it a heresy for any member of the lay public to even have access to the scriptures. It gets worse. In the late 10th century German barbarians conquered Rome & established their own governmental system known as the Holy Roman Empire (aka The First Reich). The Germanic state forged a tight alliance with the pope, solidifying the absolute religious authority of Roman Catholicism. Europe entered a period known as the Dark Ages during which the Church instituted a heightened program of terror & mass executions known as The Inquisition, the goal being to purge the territory of all “heretics”. Literally hundreds of thousands of devout believers were crucified & burned to death. Humanity was plunged into the depths of satanic misery.
Early in the 15th century, a series of courageous Catholic monks across Europe began to challenge church doctrine & even translated the Latin Vulgate into the common languages of the countries in which they lived. Because the scriptures had to be handwritten, only small sections could be distributed at any one time. Sadly, many of these brave men were either imprisoned or burned at the stake. However the masses, thirsty for the truth of spiritual salvation, continued to press the cause until the dominant grasp of the Catholic Church was vastly diminished. This historical period, known as the Protestant Reformation, largely accounts for the fact that America has always had a strong Christian base since many endangered Europeans seeking religious safety migrated to the New World. Unfortunately, the break with Catholic roots was never sufficiently complete. For the most part, Protestant churches have always condemned image making & a few honor the Sabbath on the 7th day of the week. Yet none have abandoned pagan celebrations in favor of the Hebraic feast dates. Certainly, this lack of unity & biblical rigor has had its cost.
One of the most obvious results of unresolved confusion is that prophetic scriptural accuracy has gone unrecognized for generations. Perhaps even more damaging is when sincere, but poorly educated, church leaders have tried to base prophetic interpretation upon our current Gregorian calendar, thereby guiding congregants down the path of false expectation & despair. (By the way, I NEVER believed Harold Camping’s rapture prediction in 2011 was anything more than another misleading satanic ploy to make the entire believing public look like a bunch of fools. Frankly, any true believer who trusted that prediction failed to do basic biblical homework.) The reality is that, when the scriptural lunar-solar calendar is employed CORRECTLY, the prophetic word turns out to be dead accurate.
Pagan infusion into Christian culture has also had a profound effect on the Jewish population. They simply have not been able to reconcile Christ as their Messiah largely because they don’t recognize their Hebraic roots in Church expression. The Jews understand that without obedience to Mosaic Law Israel would not be a nation today. There is no other population on the planet that has retained both its national & spiritual identity for almost two thousand years. Sabbath keeping is credited as the most significant factor behind this unusual phenomenon. In fact, there is an expression that goes: The Jews did not keep the Sabbath, the Sabbath kept the Jews. God’s smart.
At the same time, most churches preserve & protect their corrupted doctrines & traditions by claiming God himself ordained a “Replacement Theology”. This is the false belief that God established a new covenant with the gentiles that was intended to supersede the old Mosaic covenant. Unfortunately, replacement theology is generally supported by a misinterpretation of Pauline scripture. Christ left little room for confusion when he stated: “One shepherd, one flock”.
If Replacement Theology were correct there would have to exist a single, unified & biblically sound gospel interpretation throughout all the churches to clearly represent the new doctrine. That cannot happen as long as the churches continue to compromise with varying degrees of pagan infiltration. In contrast, catholocism which boasts that it is perfectly unified, is unified under the 'wrong' doctrine.
If you are a practicing Catholic & this is the first time you've encountered these historical truths I have no doubt that this information is nothing less than painful & shocking for you. Yet what's far more difficult to digest is the reality that our Creator's enemies always been unfathomably fierce & ruthless. Each of us must come to terms with the fact that the lies designed to throw us off course were purposefully, even mercilessly, orchestrated to deny us access to our Father in heaven. Evidently you & I serve as valued currency in a fast & furious competition that many of us will not survive. This is especially true if we foolishly choose to cling to the stability of past falsehoods instead of bravely trading them in for the narrow path of the Way, the Truth & the Light.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee....
At this point, I encourage each of you to watch the video below. The time is at hand & your only real hope of reversing this spiritual mayhem is to seek the Light of Christ with a complete heart, mind & soul. You will find that Light in his Word. I plead with you to read & read it voraciously before the door is shut forever.