What Does The Word Of God Say To Catholics?

This Roman Catholic Religion Beliefs website is not one of judgment, but of grace and truth and love, to help you see what the Word of God says, so that you can be sure about your salvation, about your relationship with God, and about eternity with God.

In the day of judgment, you will stand before the Holy God, so you want to be sure that your life lines up with His holy Word.

The Bible says, “…For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.“ Romans 14:10

God proclaims that every man and woman has sinned; that includes me, you, the twelve Apostles, Jesus’ mother Mary, and the Pope.

Pope John Paul II said, “The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” 1

The Bible says, “For all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

God proclaims that there is only One who had no sin, His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15

God offered His Beloved Son as a sacrifice for our sins, that we might have His righteousness.

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

God proclaims that salvation is only through His beloved Son; not through Mary or the Pope.

Pope Pius XI said, “What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.” 2

The Bible says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

God proclaims that salvation cannot be found any other way.

Pius IX said, “God has committed to the Blessed Virgin Mary the treasury of all good things in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace and all salvation.” 3

Pope Pius XII said, “…recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth.” 4

The Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

God proclaims that salvation is by faith in Christ, not by works.

The Roman Catholic Church declared at the Council of Trent (Canon 9), “If anyone says that the sinner is justified by faith alone, meaning that nothing else is required to cooperate in order to obtain the grace of justification, and that it is not in any way necessary that he be prepared and disposed by the action of his own will, let him be anathema (damned to hell).”

The Bible says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

God proclaims that there is only one Mediator between man and Him, the Lord Christ Jesus; not Mary or the Pope.

Pope Leo XIII said, “O Holy Mother of God; to thee we lift our prayers for thou, powerful and merciful, art the Mediatrix of our salvation.” 5

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

The Bible says that Jesus is our Advocate and never says that Mary fills this role.

Pope Leo XIII said, “With equal truth it may be said that of the great treasury of all graces given to us by Our Lord—for grace and truth came by Jesus Christ—nothing comes to us except through Mary’s mediation, for such is God’s Will. Thus, as no man goes to the Father but by the Son, so no one goes to Christ except through his mother.” 6

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1

The Bible says the Jesus is our Redeemer and never says that Mary fills this role.

Pope Benedict XV declared, “To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation . . that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ.” 7

The Bible says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)” Galatians 3:13

Jesus never elevated Mary for worship; He praised those who hear and obey the Word of God.

And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!” But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:27-28

Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.” But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8:19-21

The Bible forbids us to bow down to or worship any image, including Mary, Peter and the Pope.

The Catechism removed God’s second commandment which forbids idol worship, and split the tenth commandment in two, to fill the gap.

You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 26:1

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” Exodus 20:4,5

The Bible declares that the Queen of Heaven incites God’s anger. Worshiping Mary and praying to Mary represents idol worship.

Pope John Paul II said, “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” 8

The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger.” Jeremiah 7:18

God tells us that salvation is by faith in Jesus’ blood sacrifice as the spotless Lamb of God; and that it is not earned by good works.

Pope Leo XIII said, “O Virgin most holy, none abounds in the knowledge of God except through thee; none, O Mother of God, obtains salvation except through thee, none receives a gift from the throne of mercy except through thee.” 9

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

In Matthew 26:26, when Jesus blessed the bread and broke it and said “Take, eat; this is My body,” He was not saying that the Communion bread (Eucharist wafer) becomes His literal body.

He is symbolically saying that we need to eat the Word of God, we need to read the words of Jesus in the Bible to be fed, for Jesus is the Word that became flesh, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
He is symbolically saying that we need to come to Him and believe in Him alone for our salvation, “And Jesus said to them,I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.“‘ John 6:35
He is telling us to humbly, thankfully remember His dying love for us; that He came in the flesh to suffer on our behalf on the cross of Calvary, so that we could have forgiveness of our sins, and all of His righteousness and blessings would be bestowed upon us.
The Bible never says that Jesus needs to be continually sacrificed in a Mass ceremony. Rather it says that Jesus one-time sacrifice on the cross was sufficient for all sin.
By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:10

The Bible says that we should go to Jesus our High Priest to confess our sins for forgiveness, not a priest.

Pope John Paul II said, “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.” 10

Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:17

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” Hebrews 4:14

The Bible says that Jesus is our High Priest, not a Catholic Priest or the Pope.

The priest has the power of the keys, or the power of delivering sinners from Hell, of making them worthy of Paradise, and of changing them from the slaves of Satan into the children of God. And God Himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of His priests, and either not to pardon or to pardon…” 11

But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.” Hebrews 7:24-27

The Bible never mentions a place called Purgatory and Jesus Himself has told us there is no Purgatory.

As Jesus hung on the cross, one of the condemned thieves turned to Him for Salvation. Even though he did not enunciate all the portions of the Salvation Plan, Jesus knew his heart was broken for sin, and knew that the thief recognized Him as the only Savior of the world.

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:39-43

The Bible never says that Jesus gave His authority to Peter, to any priest, or the Pope. Jesus has reigned over His church from beginning to end.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

Here’s some other things that the Roman Catholic Church promotes that are not in the Word of God.

No exalted positions of the Pope or Cardinals.  No prayers to Mary or the saints.  No monks or nuns.  No required celibacy for Priests.  No statues.

The Catholic version of the Ten Commandments is missing the 2nd commandment about not making graven images; and they split the 10th commandment into two.

Roman Catholic 10 Commandments missing commandment two

We pray that you have eyes to see that the words of the Papacy do not line up with the Word of God.

On the day of judgment, you will stand before the Holy God, and you will account for your obedience to His Holy Word.

Are you going to trust and obey His words?  Or the words of a man?

Watch this video from Jacquelyn, a lost Catholic who was saved by grace.

Watch this video from Catholic Nuns and Priests, who were saved by faith in Christ.

If you’re in the Catholic Church, Jesus has lovingly called you to, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.“ Revelation 18:4

Come out of her and know true salvation, which is by faith in the atoning work of the Lamb of God, Christ Jesus.

This is a very important message on Biblical salvation. Are you saved?
Do you know your eternal destination? If not, this video is a must see!

Secure your salvation by a direct relationship with Christ Jesus, instead of through men.

Repent of your former beliefs.

Repent of your sins against the Lord, who alone is perfect.

Profess your belief in His sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, and his shed blood which confirmed His covenant with you.

Declare that you desire to have a real relationship with Him.

Ask Jesus to come into your heart to be your Lord and Savior. Amen!

Start reading the words of God in the book of John, to understand what Jesus really said to you and what He did for you, so that you could have eternal life with Him.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Read the book of John @ Studylight.com

You may be thinking that Pope Francis I isn’t saying these things, so it doesn’t matter.

But Papal statements, known as Papal Bulls and ex cathedra statements, remain the stance of the Roman Catholic Church, until a Pope retracts it.

They are like a law in the U.S.  If a President enacts a law, it’s the rule of the land until another President gets the law overturned.

So if a previous Pope proclaimed it and the Roman Catholic Church hasn’t issued a retraction, then it is still their official stance.

They have not apologized for any of these statements, nor have they retracted them.

Source List:

1 (Pope John Paul II: Redemptoris Mater (On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of the Pilgrim Church)

2 (Pope Pius XI: Quas Primas (On the Feast of Christ the King), Encyclical promulgated on 12-11-1925, #18.)

3 (Pius IX: Encycl., Ubi primum, February 2, 1894) — [p. 18, no. 38]

4 (Pope Pius XII : The Raccolta, Benzinger Brothers, Boston, 1957 A.D., No. 626.)

5 (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Jucunda semper, September 8, 1894.) — [p. 19, no. 43]

6 (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Octobri mense, September 22, 1891.) — [pp. 13,14, no. 19]

7 (Pope Benedict XV : Inter Sodalicia, 1918)

8 (Pope John Paul II: Redemptoris Mater (On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of the Pilgrim Church), Encyclical promulgated on March 25, 1987, #41.)

9 (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Adiutricem populi, September 5, 1895.) — [p. 12, no. 13]

10 (Pope John Paul II: Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1984.)

11 (St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Dignities and Duties of the Priest (1927))

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    menzi m biyela May 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I would like to pass my gratitude about the trueth I read here yes there is only one mediator between man and God its Jesus Christ our lord and Saviuor.

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    David May 6, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Thank you for your comment Menzi and Amen! :-)

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    Ann August 7, 2014 at 7:42 pm

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    David August 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm
    PAUL ADDAE September 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    1: Please, where in the bible does it speak about Sabbath?

    2: Please where in the bible does it says that Sunday is the Sabbath?

    3: Please I want a source that will give me more about the day of worship and Catholic cathechism.

    Thank you.

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    David September 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for your comment Paul :-) Most Protestant Christians mistakenly believe in a Sunday Sabbath, but the Bible never defines a Sunday Sabbath.

    I observe a Saturday Sabbath which was defined in Genesis as part of the pattern of creation, and then repeated in the Bible with Abraham, the Israelites, the Jews and the Early Church of Christ. (Exodus 20:8-22, Exodus 31:12-18)

    It was Roman Emperor Constantine who changed the day of rest to Sunday, the venerable day of the Sun, at the Council of Nicea in 321 A.D.

    The Catholic Church claims that the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday was her act and a Mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things, as you can see in this video http://youtu.be/CrB21mc2fmI

    I hope that helps. Blessings to you!
    David

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Good going, David! Well said. You spoke the truth. I mean it is history and we cannot deny that!

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    kynan October 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    where in genesis does it say that the Saturday was the Sabbath? all genesis says is that it was the 7th day that God rested. so you are continuing a Jewish tradition of resting on the Saturday. very good Christian you are, fighting against paganism but also surrendering to Judaism.

    Yours in Christ

    Kynan

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    David October 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I do not teach that Saturday is the Sabbath. I do not follow Jewish traditions that point to Saturday. I follow the Biblical lunisolar calendar, which places the Sabbath on the 7th day of its calendar, not the Roman calendar. Here is the study http://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/the-sabbath-was-changed-to-sunday/

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    Liam September 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Strictly speaking the Sabbath is the same day it has always been Saturday, it must be noted however that it is celebrated from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. To speak of the Christian Sabbath as Sunday is to use very loose language. Sunday is a distinct day that follows the Sabbath. The Catechism of The Catholic Church explains;
    Sunday is expressly distinguished from the Sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonially observance replaces that of the Sabbath.
    In Christ’s Passover, Sunday fulfils the spiritual truth of the Jewish Sabbath and announces mans eternal rest in God.
    For worship under the law prepared for the mystery of Christ, and what was done there prefigured some aspects of Christ (CCC 2175)
    As Christians we are not celebrating the Sabbath, we are celebrating something else. What we are celebrating instead of the Sabbath is The Lord’s Day. This has been celebrated since the first century, in fact in the very first chapter of the book of revelation we read that John experienced the inaugural vision of the book on the Lord’s day;
    I John, your brother, who share with you in Jesus the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus
    I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet. ( Rev 1:9-10)
    John speaks of the Lord’s day as an already established thing and he expects his audience to know what it is. This is the day when the Jesus rose from the dead, this is stressed in all four gospels Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 24:1 and John 20:1 in Matthew we read ‘Now after the Sabbath, towards the dawn of the first day of the week’ the Catechism explains;
    Jesus rose from the dead ‘on the first day of the week’ because it is ‘the first day’ the day of Christ’s Resurrection recalls the first creation.
    For Christians it has become the first of all days, the first of all feasts, the Lord’s day (Greek) he kuriake hemera, (latin) dies dominica, Sunday. (CCC 2174).
    In his letter to the Collossians (2:13-17) St. Paul makes it clear that Sabbath observance is not binding on Christians. ‘Let no one pass judgement on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
    These are only a shadow of what is to come but the substance belongs to Christ.
    The things that pointed forward to Christ had a meaning, but now that he has come and removed the cover of darkness their is no need for these. The early Church fathers agreed St. Ignatius of Antioch said ‘Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keeping the Sabbath, but keeping the Lord’s day, in which our life is blessed by him and by his death.’ (Ignatius of Antioch Letter to the Magnesians).
    So The Catholic Church didn’t change the Sabbath. There was no medieval council, emperor or Pope who said ‘you know what will move the Sabbath to Sunday’
    We are no longer obliged to celebrate the Sabbath since Jesus instigated the new covenant and he had the authority to do that because as he told us ‘ The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.’ (Matt 12:8)
    Another key point gentile Christians were never obligated to observe the Sabbath since the Law of Moses was given to the Jewish people an not to them, unlike God’s moral law which applies to everybody.

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    David September 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you for your comment Liam :-) I agree that the Biblical Sabbath is observed from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, and that hasn’t changed. As for the stance of the Roman Catholic Church, watch this Catholic Bishop proclaim that it is the Catholic Church who changed it to Sunday, as a “mark” of their authority. http://youtu.be/CrB21mc2fmI Blessings to you! David

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    karen Graves September 3, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    But all that may be true, however, in the New Testament in Col 2:6 -19 it reads:
    6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
    8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
    16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.”

    It is each Christians choice which day he chooses as a Sabbath, because the real Sabbath is found in Christ. The Sabbath was just a shadow of things to come. And having said that, I say, “each day in Christ is a Sabbath day.”

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    Liam September 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    The ‘bishop’ in that clip is actually an actor and seventh day adventist called Vincent G Morton.

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    David September 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Liam, why do you think that a SDA person would do that? I would note that he seems to be reading quotes that are from the Catholic Church, but it still seems really odd to dress up like a Bishop to do the video.

    What do you make of these statements?

    “Of course the Catholic church claims that the change [i.e. Sabbath to Sunday] was her act, and the act as a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” — H.F. Thomas, Chancellor to Cardinal Gibbons.

    “Sunday is our MARK or authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” — Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

    Thanks, David

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    Liam September 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    A quick internet search to find out it was an actor. As for the quotes the Church has never claimed it moved the sabbath. As can be seen by my refrences to the catechism above. Sunday is the Lords day not the sabbath they are different.

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    Reticent November 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    This says it all!
    Rom 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
    Rom 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
    Rom 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
    Rom 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
    Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
    Rom 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
    Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
    Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
    Rom 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
    Rom 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
    Rom 14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
    Rom 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
    Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
    Rom 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
    Rom 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
    Rom 14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
    Rom 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
    Rom 14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
    Rom 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
    TAKE CARE NOT TO BITE AND DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER! GRACE!

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    oscar December 29, 2014 at 6:39 am

    thank you so much for this wonderful page full of truth and interesting facts!

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    David December 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you for your comment Oscar :-) I’m blessed to know that the page has benefited you! Keep learning and growing in the grace of our Savior. David

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    Sharon Naughton January 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    You are speaking for satan. You take the Truth and twist it. I will be very surprised if you post this. You have been decieved. Jesus Christ Founded the Catholic Church. I pray the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to this Truth

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    David January 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you for your comment Sharon :-) If you’re interested in truth, I would suggest that you read another study on the website called “Was The Apostle Peter The First Pope?” Here is the link http://romancatholicbeliefs.org/was-the-apostle-peter-the-first-pope/

    It will show you that Peter was not in Rome during the time frames that the Catholic Church proclaims that he was the first Pope. And it will show you another Simon (Peter) who was in Rome.

    I would also recommend that you look to see how the Popes of Rome fulfill Bible prophecy @ http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions

    There is no mistaking who the Bible is talking about. I pray the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to the Truth.

    Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name, David

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    karen Graves September 4, 2015 at 3:58 am

    In Matt. 16:16-18.
    When Jesus spoke to Peter and asked him who did he say that Jesus was, Peter answered ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus then answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
    However, the word Jesus used for Peter was “Petros, masc.”, meaning ‘small rock”, confirming to Peter that he would become strong as a “rock”, but Jesus did not stop with that. He added that it was on “this rock”, using a different word for rock, “petra, fem.”, which means “massive rock”, that He would build His Church. So we can see that Jesus was not saying He was going to build His Church on Peter, Petros, but He was saying instead, while making an important distinction by using a different word, petra, fem., that He was no longer referring to Peter (Petros) but now to Himself, the Rock of Our Salvation.
    Yes , Jesus did acknowledge before everyone listening that Peter had heard from the Holy Spirit as to “Who Jesus Was”, but not that He would build His Church on the Foundation of Peter. Jesus made it clear He was speaking of a different Rock. He said it would be upon “this petra”, this massive rock, this “Rock of Revelation” that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God that He would build His Church. He said that it was upon Himself, the Rock of our Salvation and the Revelation of who He is that He would build His Church! It is Jesus and Jesus only who is our Firm Foundation. Not Peter, not a Pope and not the Catholic Church.

    The Bible cannot lie!
    1 Corinthians 3: New King James Version (NKJV)
    11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    Jesus never implied that Peter would be the foundation of the Church nor was He “Christening the Catholic Church”, like a Ship ready to make it’s maiden voyage. He was telling us He, Himself, is the Head of the Church and the Foundation of the Church. Period. It is a fact that in the End people will see , if we they don’t already, that no Pope nor the Catholic Church will prevail against Him, no matter how hard they try. Jesus will have His Way!

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    karen Graves September 4, 2015 at 4:04 am

    David, I meant my previous comment as a reply to Sharon Naughton’s comment, instead of to your last comment to her, if it matters. Thanks, Karen

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    karen Graves September 4, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I shutter to think of the awful things that will come out of the Pope’s visit to the US this month, although many will be blindsided by his deception. I was raised Catholic and fortunately was delivered from the clutches and lies, of the RCC when I got Born Again by the Spirit of God, when Jesus came into my heart at age 30. Satan is calling out to those who are ignorant of her/his Devices or who are deceived by her/his lies, to come home to her so she can set up her Kingdom, a global earthly kingdom, that will lead her followers straight to hell, because She tells them they are Catholic and that means they are OK. She is not who she says she is. And soon we will be persecuted for not falling at her Feet. Jesus is our Savior, not the Pope and not the Catholic Church. Beware of the Pope. He speaks with forked tongue.

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    T December 29, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Jesus Himself established the office of the “papacy.”
    Jesus changed Simon-Peter’s name to Kephas (Rock in Aramiac) Kephas was then translated to Petros (masculine) in Greek, because it was not appropriate to call Peter by the feminine form of the name (Petra). Jesus said He’d build His Church upon Kephas (Peter) gave Peter the “Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven” and the legislative authority of “binding and loosing” (“Binding and loosing” are the rabbinical terms for “forbidding & permitting”). Jesus quoted Isaiah 22 as He did this, to make clear His intentions of re-establishing the office of “prime minister” or “royal chamberlain” with Peter. The Jews would have known what Jesus was doing.

    Compare Matthew 16:17-19 to Isaiah 22:
    (Matthew 16:17-19) And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

    (Isaiah 22:19-23) “I will thrust you from your office, and you will be cast down from your station. In that day I will call my servant Eli′akim the son of Hilki′ah, and I will clothe him with your robe, and will bind your girdle on him, and will commit your authority to his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David; he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him like a peg in a sure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father’s house.”

    Isaiah 22 refers to the office of “royal chamberlain” or “prime minister” to the King of the House of David. The prime minister to the king helped to govern the kingdom and was also in charge of governing the kingdom in the king’s absence. The “prime minister” to the king of the House of David, wore the “keys to the kingdom of David” on his shoulder and had the legislative authority of “closing and shutting” or “binding and loosing”. This office was traditionally carried on by succession. This is exactly the office that Peter was appointed to.

    Jesus is our King, descending from David. Jesus is also our Eternal High Priest. The office of “pope” or “vicar of Christ” is really the office of “royal chamberlain” or “prime minister” to or King and Eternal High Priest – Jesus. Jesus is the actual but “invisible” head of the Church, but the pope is the “visible” governing head of Christ’s Church, which is the earthly visible part of the Kingdom of Heaven. The pope’s role is to maintain unity and lead Christ’s flock in truth, until He comes again.

    Jesus prayed that His Church would remain one (Jn. 17:21). It is the will of God that His Church remains one. The Church founded by Christ on the rock of St. Peter has remained one for 2000 years. Jesus is the smart man that built His church on a solid foundation of a rock. (Matt. 7:24-25). He knew that his Church would need a visible leader to keep unity and lead His flock in truth until He returns, which is why He established the office of the papacy with St. Peter.

    Also, another reason that Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter (Rock), when He said He would build His Church on Peter, was to indicate the that His Church would be built on a solid foundation that could weather the storms and not ever be destroyed just as He promised. Jesus is fulfilling the prophecy in Daniel 2, that during the Messianic age, God would set up “His Kingdom that will never be destroyed” with a “stone cut from the mountain without hands” and that this “stone” would eventually encompass the earth and grow to be a “massive mountain.” This Messianic Kingdom is in fact the Catholic Church founded by Christ upon the “rock” of St. Peter.

    Daniel 2:44-45 “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand for ever just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be hereafter. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.”

    Matthew 16:18″And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

    According to both the prophecy in Daniel 2, and also the promises of Jesus, the Church established by Jesus on St. Peter, would never be destroyed.

    Jesus is not the ” fool who built His house on sand.” He built His Kingdom on a solid foundation of a rock, and it has weathered the storms for 2,000 years. In that time, many empires have risen and fallen, but the Church has survived just as Jesus promised, despite the odds and many trials against her.

    “and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” – Matthew 7:25

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    David December 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    That all sounds nice, but the Popes of Rome clearly fulfill Bible prophecy as the Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13.

    Daniel, Paul and John all described the same thing, the antichrist Popes of Rome rising to power after the Roman Empire collapsed.

    Notice the commonality of the prophecies, that the Popes would rise to power, that they would speak against God, and that they would reign for 1,260 years.

    After the internal collapse from civil war, famine and pestilence; and after the Roman Empire was attacked by many armies; the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

    The Little Horn of Daniel describes the Popes, who rose to power after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

    Daniel 7:8 “I considered the (10) horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

    The 10 horns of the 4th beast of Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into 10 civil kingdoms, and that a Little Horn, the Popes of Rome, would rise up among them, and pluck out three of the kingdoms that did not bow down to his authority. They subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.

    Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

    Daniel foretold that the Little Horn, the Popes of Rome would speak against Elohim, and reign for 1,260 years.

    The ‘restrainer’ of 2 Thessalonians 2 described the Roman Emperors who restrained the Popes from taking power.

    “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.” Verse 4

    The Roman Emperor was the restrainer, because as long as he was in authority, the Popes could not take power.

    Shortly after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Son of Perdition, the Popes of Rome, rose to power in 538 A.D. They sit among the followers of Messiah, which is the temple of God, and they proclaimed to be God.

    The sea beast of Revelation 13 rose up out of the people groups, out of the 10 civil kingdoms, that were created when the Roman Empire collapsed.

    “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Verse 5

    The Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic power as a church/state, and they took the Emperor’s title of Pontifex Maximus, and the ‘deadly head wound‘ was healed.

    John is telling us the same thing as Daniel, that the Popes of Rome would reign for 1,260 years, and speaking blasphemies, proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins.

    Revelation 17 tells us that five forms of Roman government, referred to as kings, had passed when John wrote Revelation.

    “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” Verse 3

    Here is the same beast as Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 described, with 10 horns.

    “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.” Verses 10-11

    The seven kings represent the seven forms of government that existed in the Roman Empire, and the 8th represents the Popes of Rome who took power.

    Five had passed. One was at the time, the Emperors of Rome. And one existed during the ‘short space’ between 476, when the last Roman Emperor was removed, and 538, when the Popes of Rome took power.

    The antichrist is not just one man, it is a position, like the President of the United States. It has been fulfilled by many Popes.

    Messiah said that many would come in my name, and the many Popes proclaim to be the “Vicar of Christ” or the “substitute Christ.”

    The Popes reigned during 1,260 years of civil and ecclesiastic power, from 538-1798 A.D., until the Jesuits caused Napoleon’s army to take the Pope captive, removing his civil power.

    The Jesuit Generals, the black popes, are the earth beast of Revelation 13, who control the Vatican and the White Pope.

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/revelation-timeline-decoded/the-antichrist-sea-beast-of-revelation-13-is-the-popes-of-the-roman-catholic-church/

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    T December 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Does anyone really know who the antichrist is? I would think the antichrist would have to oppose Christianity and denounce Christ, wouldn’t they? Honestly, my guess is no better than any other, but I think a Muslim (or Islam as a whole) might end up being the antichrist. They are anti-Christian, and have the ultimate goal of conquering Christendom, dominating the world and taking over Rome & the Vatican.

    The “little horn” is widely understood to be referring to Antiochus Epiphanes, whose name means “God manifest”- the name he took after rising to the throne. He was a Hellenistic Greek king of the Seleucid Empire (175 B.C. – 164 B.C.) and was a great persecutor of the Jews.

    None of the popes fit the description of the anti-Christ because none have ever spoken against God or denounced Christ. They have not declared themselves to be “God”. They themselves don’t forgive sins. Catholics don’t believe that the pope, bishops or priests are the actual ones forgiving sins, but rather it is Jesus Christ working through them as “instruments”. This happens to be the way Jesus instituted His sacraments – divine grace imparted through physical means, much in the same way that the invisible God was made visible in flesh. It was Jesus Himself that instituted the sacrament of reconciliation with His appointed ministers. And it must’ve been a big deal, because it’s the only time (other than in Genesis, when God breathed life into Adam) that God breathed His Spirit into men.

    (John 20:21-23) Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

    Now, we Catholics certainly don’t believe that God is limited to the very sacraments that He Himself instituted in His Church. He can impart His grace to whomever He pleases, whenever He pleases (if need be) outside the sacraments. However, He did establish His Church and institute the sacraments as means of grace and the surest path to salvation.

    Like I’ve shown in my previous post, the office of “pope” was established by Jesus, and is indeed Biblical. The title “vicar of Christ” is not meant to imply that the pope is the “substitute” for Christ, but that he acts in His stead. The office of the papacy is really the office of prime minister to our King Jesus. Christ is the actual, but invisible Head of the Church. The “vicar of Christ” is appointed to the office ( a position below Christ) as the “visible” leader – governing Christ’s Kingdom on earth, leading Christ’s flock in truth, & maintaining unity, until the Parousia (when Christ comes again). The pope is actually thought of, and often referred to as the “servant to the servants of God”. And just to be clear, no Catholic has ever “worshiped” the pope.

    kynan October 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    thank you Ms Naughton, you are the first person who sees sense and I feel blessed that our Blessed Lord didn’t create all stupid people easily blinded by Satan’s smoke. and Mr David, for a second time, please don’t reference yourself as if you are some sort of authority, please tell me what gives you this complex as an authority on a topic that you obviously don’t know nothing about, and at the time that Petrus was declared head of the Church, he was in Judea, that’s because he was with Christ when he was named head of the earthly Church by Christ. Peter was then arrested by the Romans for being a Christian, taken to Rome in which he started acting as the full head of the Church, writing letters in his prison cell before he was executed, please, I implore of you David, in filial charity, please learn your history

    Yours in Christ

    Kynan

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    Kay December 10, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Dear Kynan,
    Throughout all the comments, no one has called anyone here “stupid” and your whole passage started with that – while David has spent so much on the Word and you yourself devote your time in hating others who oppose to your view.
    Can I ask you, if you consider yourself a Christian – what is our goal here in discussions? Is to build up the Body for His glory.
    And even if you do believe you are speaking the “truth”, Ephesians 4 clearly says, speaks the truth in love.
    While you don’t really show any ideas of your “truth”, I see no love also.
    You can probably guess how both believers and non-believers feel by seeing your fruits. If you want to as a Catholic witness to outsiders, your fruit is doing damage. If you consider other Christians as your brothers and sisters, you are hurting them also.
    Also in Christ.
    K.

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    donna January 6, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Jesus said to worship the Lord your God and serve him only… (not Mary, not the Pope).

    If you believe Roman Catholicism is the truth and the way…

    Can you explain why the Roman Catholic Church have, though events such as the Spanish inquisition, killed many many thousands, threatening them with death and torture I’d they did not renounce Christianity and follow the Roman Catholic values.

    Can you please show me where in the a Bible it says kill those who have different values and tortured them in order to try and get them to convert. THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO ISLAMIC DOCTRINE… THERE IS OVERLAP BETWEEN THE TWO (Roman Catholicism and Islam)

    Where is the love that is fundamental to Christianity?

    Where does it say in the Bible that may is anything more special than a human?
    Jesus Christ saves and NO ONE else!

    I pray that God will open your eyes to see His truth also.
    You worship the Pope and think that he is God. How can you think that God would do this, and if the Pope was actually God, then why does he not know his own Scripture?

    Does you know this Pope has said oh video that it is dangerous to have a relationship with Jesus? He speaks lies, how can you before this! Without a with Jesus, WHO IS GOD, you do not have salvation, as that relationship comes through the Holy Spirit. So given that Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father are all the same person, and jesus died to reconcile us to God, why would He do this if it was dangerous?

    How can having a with Jesus be dangerous (meaning a bad thing to be avoided) when He is Holy?

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Mary first of all was not her real name, her name was Miriam. Okay, she DID NOT ascend into heaven. Where does it say that in the Bible? Mary was only a human that God used for His purpose. Her husband had to have come from the tribe of Levi and I forgot which one Mary was from but they had significance. Mary died and was buried like the rest of us. God used many people for his purposes. This is not to say it is not an honor to be used of God, of course it is but this does not make her divine. The Catholic church would not let people read the Bible on their own for many years and those who did were martyred. You see, Adam was given an inheritance. He was to represent planet Earth. The devil stole that by craft. Now in the old days, to regain one’s inheritance, ONLY a family member could buy it back so Jesus had to become human and BE our brother to buy it back for us in RIGHTEOUSNESS. Which He did perfectly. There is so much more to know and it took me years of reading the Bible and having the right teacher expound on what I’ve learned. I do not take 100% what anyone says though. It has to fit with history and the Bible. I also learned that in order to understand the New Testament one MUST learn what the Old Testament was about and then one gains great insight. ALWAYS check with the Bible in all ways.

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    David February 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for your comments Shirley :-) Yes, we must always check what men say against the Word of God. Martin Luther was a Catholic Monk, when the Lord put the Bible in his hands, and had him compare what the Popes taught to the Word of God. He found pure salvation by faith in Jesus’ atoning sacrifice alone, not by the sacraments through the Papal Church; and he found that the Roman Catholic Church was a false Church, a harlot Church.

    Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis which revealed the many ways that the decrees of the Papal Church were counter to the Word of God. This sparked the Protestant Reformation, where millions came out of the Catholic Church, to be saved by faith in Christ alone.

    You can read more about how Martin Luther was using the in the Revelation 11 Two Witnesses study. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/two-witnesses-of-revelation-bible-study/

    Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name, David

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Jacqueln’s video made me cry. Every word she said is true.

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Yes, there is a book. A book they use in Catecism. It says the pope has/had the right to change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. This is because the Romans worshipped the Venerable day of the sun. The sun god. It goes way back. The Catholic church admitted in black and white they changed it. Why does our calendar go from the first day of the week being Sunday instead of Monday if the Sabbath is Sunday. Revelation even says “He will think to change times and law”. This is reference to the Catholic church or the Vatican. The Pope claims to be vicar between God and man. There is only one vicar, Jesus. The Pope is not perfect and we are told to confess our sins to God in Jesus’ name and call NO man your father for there is only one Father, our Heavenly Father. I refer to my father as my earth father because he sired me. It’s amazing, God must have looked at me close up before I was conceived on earth. I feel so sad because I don’t know Him enough. No man can fathom God. I have learned a great deal but God fashioned me and everyone else and some don’t even know it. He fashioned us like clay pots. He must have looked at me and decided to make me. It makes me terribly sad to have disappointed Him because of all the wrong things I’ve done. That video Jacuelyn did is so true and the same thing happened to me.

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    Liam February 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    There is a lot of talk on here about how The Bible says this so it must be true. But tell me were in The Bible does it say that you have to find everything in The Bible? Were is Sola Scriptura in The Bible? please you post this, however I doubt that you will.
    God bless you

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    David February 18, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Thank you for your comment Liam :-) I don’t believe that the Bible says that you have to find everything in the Bible. But it does say that what is in the Bible is true, and if a man teaches something that is contrary to it, then the man is wrong.

    This page shows that the Popes of Rome have made declarations which are contrary to the Word of God.

    I’ll trust the Bible thanks, not a man who claims to be God, who claims to be Jesus Christ on Earth, and who claims to forgive sins.

    All of those things are contrary to Jesus Christ, who is our High Priest.

    Grace and peace to you in Christ’s name,
    David

    “The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.” Psalms 12:6

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    kynan October 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    when did Popes ever claim to be Christ on earth? when did Popes ever claim to be God, and onto the forgiveness of sins part, after giving the keys of heaven to peter, did Christ not say what ever you bind on earth is considered bound in heaven and what ever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven? or is that part next to Maccabees in your protestant Bible on Luthers cutting room floor?

    P.S. if that hits a nerve, good because you really need to learn history, please use the full and authoritative Bible, not the one Luther adjusted.

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    David October 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Pope Boniface VIII said “We declare, assert, define and pronounce to be subject to the Roman Pontiff is to every creature altogether necessary for salvation… I have the authority of the King of Kings. I am all in all, and above all, so that God Himself and I, the Vicar of Christ, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me but God?” (5)

    Pope Pius IX said, “I alone… am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (6)

    Pope Pius X declared, “The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself, under the veil of the flesh. Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ who is speaking, hence, when anyone speaks of the Pope, it is not necessary to examine but to obey.” (7)

    Pope Pius XII said, “…recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth.” (8)

    More quotes that prove that the Popes are the Son of Perdition, and the reference listings are @ http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/pope-quotes-verify-they-are-antichrist-son-of-perdition/

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    Liam February 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    In reference to Shirley. You still call your Father (Dad) Father. Am i right. Or is that wrong. I dont think the point of that particular teaching was of Jesus was dont call no man father. Remember Jesus taught in parables 2000 years ago. We need to interpret his teachings just as people living then did. Dont read it so literally i ask and pray you!

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    David February 18, 2015 at 2:53 am

    The context of Jesus saying “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” is that He was berating the Jewish priest for loving to be called Rabbi, Father.

    They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.”

    It’s a simple truth. Don’t call any religious leader Father, including the Pope. There is only One Holy Father. Amen!

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    Liam February 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Ahh yes Martin Luther I have read about him in The Bible;
    ‘ You are Luther and on this Luther I shall build my church. Although not for 1500 years and then it will cause a great schism between God’s people’

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    David February 18, 2015 at 3:20 am

    You want to talk about Martin Luther? Let’s do just that.

    The context of Revelation 11 is that during the Dark Ages the Roman Catholic Church had banned Bibles and killed the people who proclaimed salvation by Christ alone, whom the Papal Church deemed as ‘heretics.’

    The followers of Christ, the saints, had been persecuted so much, and so many Bibles had been burned, that in 1514 A.D., at the ninth session of the Fifth Lateran Council, the council orator exultingly declared: “Now, no one contradicts, no one opposes.” To the Pope he said: “The whole body of Christendom is now seen to be subjected to its head, that is to thee.”

    The Catholic Church declared that the witnesses against them had been silenced, they were as good as dead.

    They had been silenced, banished to the corners of the world, unable to stand against the Catholic Church.

    Without the Word of God, the remnant was unprotected and they had no power.

    The 1823 Encyclopedia Britannica records the time of the 3 1/2 years, “Everything was quiet; every heretic exterminated; and the whole Christian world supinely acquiescing in the enormous absurdities inculpated on them (by the Roman Church).

    Jesus’ Church had been silenced and deprived of power and opportunity of prophesying:, and was quite dispirited, cast down, and trodden under foot.

    This caused Catholic Rome and the countries that supported them to rejoice, and they held great feasts to celebrate the end of the Protest-ants.

    The splendor of the dinners and celebrations given by Pope Leo X and the Roman Cardinals on the triumphant close of the Fifth Lateran Council – a splendor unequaled since the days of Pagan Rome’s greatness – is the subject of a special record by the historian of Pope Leo X, E.B. Elliott.

    During this 3.5 year time period, Jesus was having Martin Luther study the Word of God to be able to measure the true temple of God.

    Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple (naos) of God, the altar, and those who worship there.” Revelation 11:1

    The ‘reed like a measuring rod’ is the Word of God, the Little Book of Revelation 10.

    The Greek for reed or rod is “kanon” = canon of holy scriptures. Kanon is also translated as rule, or measuring rod.

    But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule (kanon) which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.” 2 cor. 10:13

    They were to measure the spiritual temple of God, not a physical temple.

    The Greek word for the physical temple is hieron. The Greek word for the spiritual temple is naos.

    Ephesians 2:19-22 ”Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple (naos) in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

    God was telling His people to use the Word of God to determine who was the true church, the Temple of God; and who was the false church.

    At the time there was the true Church of Christ, and the false Catholic Church of Antichrist.

    When Martin Luther measured the teachings of the Catholic Church against the Word of God, they were able to see that it is the false church.

    He found no justification for a Pope or hierarchy of Archbishops and Bishops, just the five-fold ministry of the early church.

    He found no place of purgatory, where people could be refined, so that they could go to heaven.

    He learned that good works don’t earn salvation, they only testify to one’s faith in the Lord.

    That he did not have to go to a confession box with a priest, but had direct access to Jesus the High Priest.

    That bowing down to statues was forbidden.

    That he didn’t have to count rosary beads, or pray to anyone like Mary, but only to the Father in Jesus name.

    He found the simplicity of the Holy Communion, but no mass ceremony, and no wafer that supposedly becomes the body of Christ.

    He discovered salvation by faith in Jesus sacrificial death and resurrection, not in works, and not through the Catholic Church.

    He found that all of these things were strange and alien to the Word of God, and He testified that the Catholic Church was not Christ’ true church.

    The only way to discern false prophets is to study and know the Word of God.

    Revelation 11:2, “But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.”

    The Catholic Church claims to be Christian, and many are misled by their message of salvation by works that is through them.

    But that’s not the pure Gospel of Christ, where people are saved by faith in Christ’s atoning work.

    Jesus was instructing Martin Luther and others, to prophecy against the Catholic Church, so that people could understand they can only be saved through Christ. And millions of people read the Word of God and were saved through Christ, and they went on to form the Protestant Churches.

    The Catholic Church was delegated to the court outside the temple, as they are not the true Church of Jesus.

    ‘for it is given unto the Gentiles.’

    This is not talking about physical gentiles, but spiritual.

    Spiritual Israel consists of those who believe in Jesus as Messiah and are saved by His atoning work.

    Spiritual Gentiles consists of those who are not saved, but condemned, because they don’t believe in Christ alone for salvation.

    This is the Catholic Church, who teaches salvation by works through the Catholic Church, and all the Catholics who follow their teachings instead of Christ’s.

    And exactly three and a half years after the 9th session of the Lateran Council opened on May 5, 1514, Martin Luther nailed his ’95 Theses’ on the door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31, 1517.

    The 1823 Encyclopedia Britannica records what happened after the 3.5 years of silence, “in 1517, the empire of superstition received its first attack (its death blow almost) from Martin Luther.”

    Luther’s act was the defining moment that the Church of Christ came alive again, as it ignited the Protestant Reformation, where many came forward to testify against the Roman Catholic Church.

    Millions of people came out of the Papal Church to be saved by the pure Gospel of Christ, which led to the formation of the Protestant Churches.

    So the reason the Protestant Churches were founded in the 16th century, was because the Papal Church had so relentlessly sought to wipe out the true Church of Christ.

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-11-deception/

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    Liam February 18, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I can see that we will never agree. I will pray for you that you will come to realise the truth. For in the words of Venerable Fulton Sheen ‘There is not 100 people in the U.S who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they mistakenly think the Catholic Church is.’

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    David February 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    No Liam, we will never agree, because you defend the Harlot Church of Revelation 17. Here is what Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition and known as the “Prince of Preachers” said about the Harlot Church of Rome.

    “Her idolatries are the scorn of reason and the abhorrence of faith! The iniquities of her practice and the enormities of her doctrine almost surpass belief! Popery is as much the masterpiece of Satan as the Gospel is the masterpiece of God! There can scarcely be imagined anything of devilish craftiness or Satanic wickedness which could be compared with her—she is unparalleled as the queen of iniquity.

    “Behold upon her forehead the name, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. The Church of Rome and her teachings are a vast mountain of rubbish covering the Truth of God! For weary years good men could not get at the Foundation because of this very much rubbish.”

    “It is the bounden duty of every Christian to pray against Antichrist, and as to what Antichrist is no sane man ought to raise a question. If it be not the popery in the Church of Rome there is nothing in the world that can be called by that name. If there were to be issued a hue and cry for Antichrist, we should certainly take up this church on suspicion, and it would certainly not be let loose again, for it so exactly answers the description.”

    “Popery is contrary to Christ’s Gospel, and is the Antichrist, and we ought to pray against it. It should be the daily prayer of every believer that Antichrist might be hurled like a millstone into the flood and for Christ, because it wounds Christ, because it robs Christ of His glory, because it puts sacramental efficacy in the place of His atonement, and lifts a piece of bread into the place of the Saviour, and a few drops of water into the place of the Holy Ghost, and puts a mere fallible man like ourselves up as the vicar of Christ on earth; if we pray against it, because it is against Him, we shall love the persons though we hate their errors: we shall love their souls though we loath and detest their dogmas, and so the breath of our prayers will be sweetened, because we turn our faces towards Christ when we pray.”

    Here is a Bible study that shows how the Popes of Rome and the Jesuits fulfill Bible prophecy as the Antichrist beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, the Son of Perdition and the False Prophet.
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions

    Here is a study page that lists the Historical Witnesses against the Popes of Rome as the Antichrist beast of Revelation, some of which were burned at the stake for their testimony.
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/historic-witnesses-against-the-antichrist-roman-beast-the-popes-of-rome/

    In Revelation 18:4 Messiah said “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”

    I pray that you will heed the Messiah’s call and come out of her before it’s too late.

    Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name,
    David

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    Teresa April 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

    A Mother’s role…..
    Mother Mary was an absolutely very respected and important person in Jesus’s life. She was there in his trials and tribuations, and seen and witnessed his ascension into Heaven. She is a role model (not an idol) to be respected and followed for all women in every century we have been on this amazingly beautiful earth.
    I know as a Mother, my young men, look up to me for guidance and loving affection so they may continue to strengthen their relationship within theirselves and others. This is what is true love that Our Mother Mary represented for her loving Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for our sins. What true love is there between Mother and Son….a bond that can never be broken.

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    David April 13, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you for your comment Teresa :-) I agreed that Mary was a very respected and important person in Jesus’ life. The challenge is that the Pope’s have exalted her high above that, and have made her our Intercessor, and our Co-Redeemer.

    Popes proclaim that Mary lived a sinless life and is the co-redeemer of salvation.

    Pope John Paul II said, “The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” (9)

    “The Church… been accustomed to have recourse to that most ready intercessor, her Mother Mary … For as St. Irenaeus says, she ‘has become the cause of salvation for the whole human race.‘” (10)

    Pope Pius XI said, “What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.” (11)

    Pope Benedict XV declared, “To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation . . that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ.” (12)

    “God has committed to her the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is his will, that we obtain everything through Mary.” (Pope Pius IX: Encycl., Ubi primum, February 2, 1849.) — [p. 12, number 12]

    “O Virgin most holy, none abounds in the knowledge of God except through thee; none, O Mother of God, obtains salvation except through thee, none receives a gift from the throne of mercy except through thee.” (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Adiutricem populi, September 5, 1895.) — [p. 12, no. 13]

    “If it is impossible to separate what God has united, it is also certain that you cannot find Jesus except with Mary and through Mary.” (Pope Pius X: Allocution to the Franciscans, November 12, 1910.) — [p. 14, no. 20]

    “Every day, as the Church herself recommends, priests will recite the Holy Rosary, which, by proposing for our meditation the mysteries of the Redeemer, leads us to Jesus through Mary.” (Pope Pius XII: Exhortation, Menti nostri, September 23, 1950) — [p. 14, no. 23]

    Only Jesus possesses the role of Redeemer and Intercessor, so what Pope’s teach is contrary to the Word of God.

    Grace and peace to you in Jesus’ name,
    David

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    Sharron July 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you for standing up for Christ. Not enough people do so, as they are to afraid to offend or upset anyone. May God bless you and continue to enable you to use his Word to educate others about the deception in the Roman Catholic church. I was brought up in a Catholic school and surrounded by Catholics (family members and friends) the majority of my life, so I believed that becoming a Catholic was the correct thing to do. That was until I took up my bible and began to study and see the Truth. Any Catholics reading this please do not think that as Christians we hate you because we do not. We pray that you will take up the bible and study it. Pray to the Father, through Jesus Christ and ask for HIS guidance.
    God bless, Shalom.

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    David July 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you for your comment Sharon :-) I’m blessed to know that the study benefited you and I pray that you will share it with Catholics, so that they will know the truth and have a covenant relationship with our Messiah. God bless you! Shalom :-)

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    Lokiare July 10, 2015 at 6:08 am

    NLT John 16:23
    At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name

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    Stewart Maclennan August 21, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Your page does not bare any resemblance to the actual truth of what the church proclaims. May the spirit of God rest upon you in the truth which resided in the ONE Holy Catholic and Apostolic church which belongs to JESUS CHRIST and the GATES of HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT!

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    David August 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you for your comment Stewart :-) This website lists quotes from Popes which are contrary to the Word of God. How is that not truth? We must rely on the Word of God above all.

    If anyone proclaims to be God, which the Popes of Rome have, that is blasphemy. If anyone proclaims to forgive sins, which the Popes of Rome have, that is blasphemy.

    The Popes of Rome pray to Mary, an idol, as their Intercessor and Co-Redeemer; but there is only one who is our Intercessor and Redeemer, the Son of God. The Roman Catholicism changed the Holy Ten Commandments to remove the 2nd commandment about idol worship, and they split the tenth commandment in two.

    Your defense of the Roman Church has no merit. Revelation 17:4 clearly describes the Roman Catholic Bishops and Cardinals, who were purple and scarlet. It declares that the Papal Church is Mystery Babylon, the Harlot Church.

    “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.

    And Revelation 17:16 declares that very soon, the whore of Babylon, the Harlot Church, the Roman Catholic Church, will be made desolate.

    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.”

    I pray that you seek truth and come out of her, lest you partake in her plaques.

    Grace and peace and love to you in Yahusha/Jesus name,
    David

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    kynan October 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    at the time revelation was written, bishops wore green and the cardinals were priests in rome who were also bishops, they also wore green HISTORY!!!!!! for the Nth time learn your history. Catholics do not pray to Mary, we ask her to pray with us and ask Jesus on our behalf because who doesn’t listen to their mother, and what pope has ever declared that they are God?

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    David October 25, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    You keep making statements and I keep proving you wrong, showing that you are the one who does not know history.

    Revelation prophecy foretold events that would happen in the future, so it matters not what colors the bishops and cardinals wore when Revelation was written, it matters what color they wear now.

    “The color for bishops and other prelates is purple, for cardinals scarlet… The pectoral cross should be made of gold and… decorated with gems…” (Source: Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic Encyclopedia, 1991, p. 175, 178, 466)

    As for proclaiming to be God;
    Pope Nicholas I said, “I am in all and above all, so that God himself, and I, the vicar of God, hath both one consistory…and I am able to do almost all that God can do…I then, being above all…seem by this reason, to be above all gods.” (1)

    Pope Pius V blasphemed, “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” (2)

    Pope Innocent III said “We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.” (3)

    Pope Leo XIII declared, “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.” (4)

    Here’s a page full of their quotes which prove they are the Son of Perdition http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/pope-quotes-verify-they-are-antichrist-son-of-perdition/

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    roy September 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Just a quick comment. Have you had any luck reaching catholics and if you did do you have any advice. In real life I don’t usually confront people( is witnessing a better term) on theology and their beliefs but on youtube its been a back and forth with catholics to the point of burning me out. You definitely have put me in the Post-trib mindset. I started out in pre-trib in my earliest walk in the lord but it evolved to post trib and you made it rock solid in post trib because you opened my eyes on the book of Revelation and Futurist theology. I have immensely enjoyed your site and it has become my go to website on the book of Revelation and other scriptures that I used to think were in endtimes

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    David September 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you for your comment Roy :-) The home page of this website used to be this page that told Catholics that the Popes of Rome are the antichrist of the Bible. http://romancatholicbeliefs.org/bible-veres-roman-catholic-church-antichrist-beast-of-revelation/

    But I think that truth is too shocking at first, so I changed it to help them see that what the Popes of Rome teach is contrary to the Word of God. One reason I did this is that it mimics the story of Martin Luther, who was a devout Catholic Monk, who only knew what the priests taught him. When the Spirit put the Scriptures in his hands, he found out that the Catholic Church is an apostate Church, and that they were not part of the true Church and were delegated to the man-made Court of the Gentiles. He discovered that they were the Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13. Read this study on Revelation 11. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-11-deception/

    So I simply try to help them see that they will stand before God almighty someday at the judgment seat, not before a Pope, and that they should make sure that what they are believing (mark on their forehead) and what they are obeying (mark on their right hand) is from God, and not man.

    I’m blessed to know that you’re benefiting from the Revelation studies. Here are some PDF’s of a series of studies that gives summaries of the fulfillment of the following topics, that you can save and print:

    8-page PDF Bible Prophecy Made Easy – All Roads Lead To Rome
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Bible-Prophecy-Made-Easy-All-Roads-Lead-To-Rome.pdf

    4-page PDF Bible Prophecy Made Easy – Daniel 9 and 12
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Bible-Prophecy-Made-Easy-Daniel-9-and-12-022215.pdf

    2-page PDF Bible Prophecy Made Easy – 2 Thessalonians 2
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Bible-Prophecy-Made-Easy-2-Thessalonians-2-021815.pdf

    Keep learning and growing in the faith!
    David

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    Aso Vakporaye September 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I want to sincerely thank you for this insight. Can it be printed into a small book or pamphlets and distributed to many that are still attending catholic churches around the globe particularly in Africa; Nigeria. The Almighty God will bless you in no small measure in Jesus Name Amen.

    Aso.

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    David September 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for your comment Aso :-) Yes, you can print it and distribute it. On the bottom of the page is a Print/PDF button, which lets you print out the study, and also save it as a PDF file. I appreciate your heart in waiting to help Catholics see the truth. Praise Elohim for you and I pray for favor in your ministry. David

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    Aso Vakporaye September 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you for the insight. The Almighty God will bless you in no small measure in Jesus Christ Name Amen.

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    Willy Berneck October 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Good information. But what I never will understand is why has God put the serpent into Eden? And John says the serpent is the Satan.

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    shlomo October 11, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    where can I dialogue with someone about the differences between Judaism and Christianity (RC particularly)

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    David October 12, 2015 at 3:37 am

    I’m sorry, I do not know a good resource to recommend, to compare Judaism and RC Christianity. If I find one, I will post it.

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    Acacio November 3, 2015 at 5:55 am

    God bless you David, for the good works you do. I can see that you have proved everything with relevant references, but people still neglecting the truth. For these people the prophecy of 1Co 2:14 come true. …..” 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”.

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    Danny November 5, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    If only Catholics could see past their own pride for their tradition and seek the Father’s word direct. They might have some discernment about who and what they follow. As a former catholic and with a family full of them, it still baffles me how they can follow doctrines of men over the Word of God. Catholics, please, for your own soul, do not put ANYONE in between yourself and Christ. Christ is the Word made flesh, he is in the entire Bible, Old and New testaments. When He broke the bread and said do this in memory of me, he did not mean to get little wafers and pretend to eat him. He meant feed your soul with His word. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Why would you choose to follow mere man’s ways? He said, the blind leading the blind and both will end up in the ditch. You don’t have to claim yourself Protestant or Lutheran or Baptist or ANY denomination, etc. Just follow Christ, directly. Don’t take anyone’s word for it, ONLY Christ. Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. Romans 10:17 – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

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    James November 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    We are all human being, God knows that so Jesus made something that we can see, touch and feel, that’s WHY He BUILT HIS CHURCH on a human Peter. Jesus said, Peter, you are a rock and on this rock (foundation) I build MY CHURCH, and EVEN THE POWER OF HELL CANNOT DESTROY MY CHURCH (no matter how I run MY CHURCH, It’s My Will, that is what He meant and wanted), He EVEN GAVE PETER THE KEY OF HIS KINGDOM (what else do you people need to know). Jesus WANTS everyone comes to His Church the Most Holy and Perfect Church that He already built when He was here, that’s is His purpose to come here to die for our sins and anyone should come to His Flock to be Union with Him, NOT to destroy His Church by making up so many so called churches, don’t you see, there are over thousands so called churches made up by human being, by SINNERS, how can a SINNER make a church for God? Jesus ALREADY MADE a PERFECT AND HOLY ONE. He didn’t need anyone, any sinner to do it, how can a sinner make a HOLY and PERFECT Church? Wait up, I’m begging you.
    When someone wants to work for God, he should do it like the disciples, gave up EVERYTHING, stay single and dedicate 100% of his life for God and His sheep, like Jesus told Peter to do, take care of my sheep. Not like other so called churches, the leaders have wives, houses, expensive cars, boats, airplanes, they really know how to enjoy their lives.
    The bottom line is whoever makes up so called churches is directly saying, Jesus, you are no good, you didn’t build a good church, let me show you how to build a church. That is an insult to God. And anyone who makes up churches is to DESTROY Jesus’ already built Church. “Even the power of hell cannot destroy My Church”, Jesus said. So if anyone thinks they are better than Jesus and makes up churches is doing the work of hell to destroy Jesus’ Most Holly and Perfect Church.
    May God bless you all and please come to The Church that Jesus Built, Not churches made up by SINNERS.
    GOD BLESS!

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    David November 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    James, your assertion is without merit. Daniel, Paul and John all described the same thing, the antichrist Popes of Rome rising to power after the Roman Empire collapsed.

    After the internal collapse from civil war, famine and pestilence; and after the Roman Empire was attacked by many armies; the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

    The 10 horns of the 4th beast of Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into 10 civil kingdoms, and that a Little Horn, the Popes of Rome, would rise up among them, and pluck out three of the kingdoms that did not bow down to his authority.

    The ‘restrainer’ of 2 Thessalonians 2 described the Roman Emperors who restrained the Popes from taking power.

    But shortly after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Son of Perdition, the Popes of Rome, rose to power in 538 A.D. And they soon proclaimed to be God.

    The sea beast of Revelation 13 rose up out of the people groups, out of the 10 civil kingdoms that were created when the Roman Empire collapsed.

    The Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic power as a church/state, and they took the Emperor’s title of Pontifex Maximus, and the ‘deadly head wound’was healed.

    Revelation 17 tells us that five forms of Roman government, referred to as kings, had passed when John wrote Revelation.

    One was at the time, the Emperors of Rome. And one existed during the ‘short space’ between 476, when the last Roman Emperor was removed, and 538, when the Popes of Rome took power.

    The antichrist is not just one man, it is a position, like the President of the United States. It has been fulfilled by many Popes.

    Messiah said that many would come in my name, and the many Popes proclaim to be the “Vicar of Christ” or the “substitute Christ.”

    The Popes reigned during 1,260 years of civil and ecclesiastic power, from 538-1798 A.D., until the Jesuits caused Napoleon’s army to take the Pope captive, removing his civil power.

    The Jesuit Generals, the black popes, are the earth beast of Revelation 13, who control the Vatican and the White Pope.

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/revelation-timeline-decoded/the-antichrist-sea-beast-of-revelation-13-is-the-popes-of-the-roman-catholic-church/

    Lest you think that I am in a Protestant Church, I am not, for they too have been deceived by the enemy. Most Protestant Churches are merely daughters of the Harlot of Rome. Judgment is coming! Come out of her, lest you be afflicted with her plaques.

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    James November 18, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I hope everyone need to read Mathew chapter 24. Verse 4, watch out and not let anyone FOOL you. Many men claiming to speak for me, will come and said, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and they will FOOL many people.
    Verse 23, Then, if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or ‘There He is!’ DO NOT BELIEVE IT. For fasle Messiah and false prophets will appear; they will perform great miracles and wonders in order to DECEIVE even God’s chosen people, if possible. LISTEN! I HAVE TOLD YOU THIS AHEAD OF TIME. (And please read more to verse 28)
    So now you all can see that Jesus Himself build ONLY ONE CHURCH, on Peter, He gave Peter the Key of His Kingdom and gave Peter the power to forgive or to hold bound, even in Heaven will do the same and EVEN THE POWER OF HELL CANNOT DESTROY HIS CHURCH. Jesus already BUILD A PERFECT AND HOLY AND UNITED in His Church. He DID NOT need any sinners to make up churches for Him. So if any sinner dare to make up a so called church is to INSULT TO JESUS. The Church that Jesus built on earth needs someone to take care of His Church. Do you people remember what did Jesus TOLD Peter to do with His people? Jesus said, Peter take care of my sheep, baby sheep and mother sheep, teach them lead them to me.
    We human being needs a structure, a organization, a leader to oversee Jesus’ Church.
    So i hope this will help you out there to understand and come to the Church that Jesus Himself built. Nowadays, we see thousands of so called churches, these men and women who made up these churches are insulting Jesus and His Church. Remember, Jesus BUILT ONLY ONE CHURCH and He makes it PERFECT and HOLY. EVEN HELL CANNOT DISTROY HIS CHURCH no matter what. And the Holy Spirit ALREADY busy taking care of the Church that Jesus built, he doesn’t have time to fly around and tell every sinners to make up churches.
    So if anyone out there said, the Church that Jesus built is wrong is evil and doing the work of devil to destroy Jesus’ Church. Because only the Devil is trying to destroy and to divide His sheep into thousands of group. If you love God, you should come to His Church because He is the only Shepherd and He is the One who built His Church on Peter. Remember what He said to Peter, “Peter, you are a rock and on this rock I build My Church”
    Why don’t you people understand that. It’s black and white, clear as crystal. Please and repeat PLEASE pray and come to His Church. May God bless you all, in communion with His Mother and all the Saints and Angeles.

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    David November 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    James, the Falling Away described in 2 Thessalonians 2 occurred in the 4th century, before the Popes of Rome rose to power in 538 A.D.

    Satan used the Roman Empire to try to wipe out the Church of Christ, killing 10 million saints, but the Church just grew faster. So Satan changed his strategy and created a Church of his own, to seek to destroy the Church of Christ from within.

    The Roman Bishops and Emperor Constantine created the Roman religion of Christianity, with Greek Jesus as the Messiah (His true name is Yahusha); with Easter and Christmas, replacing God’s seven Holy Feast Days with Messiah is fulfilling to redeem His bride; with SUNday Lord’s day, replaced the Biblical Sabbath day.
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-falling-away/

    Roman Christianity was created by Emperor Constantine and it is contrary to the Scriptures, which is why Martin Luther, a Catholic Monk, was awakened to compare what the Popes of Rome taught against the Scriptures; and he found that it is an apostate church, and delegated it to the outer court of Gentiles, unbelievers.

    The reason for the Protestant Reformation is that the Roman Church had banned and burned Scriptures, and only taught in Latin, so there was a famine for the Word of God. And when God put the Scriptures back in their hands, they woke up to the truth, were saved by faith alone, came out of the Catholic Church, and formed the Protestant Churches.

    Sadly, since then they have compromised with the Roman Church, and are just daughters of the Harlot Church.

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-11-deception/

    It is black and white, the Roman Catholic Church is the Harlot Church in Revelation 17. Why are you not understanding the clear truth of prophecy?

    Here is a verse by verse explanation which proves it http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/

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    James November 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    God has put so many tests to His children, i agreed that there were bad popes but that doesn’t mean that the Church which Jesus Built was bad, those popes will be judged by God NOT by human being. Jesus clearly said, EVEN WITH THE POWER OF ‘HELL CANNOT DESTROY MY CHURCH’, so you said, Hell did DESTROY Jesus’ Church. He even said, “I will be with you to the end of time, and I will sent Holy Spirit to take care of my Church. So you meant Jesus is a LIAR???? He doesn’t have the power to take care of His Church? What kind of God is that? To you directly said, hey Jesus you are a Liar, you have no power to take care of your own Church, let me David build another the church for you, because you are NOT GOD! How dare SINNERS build churches for God. He didn’t need more churches, all He needs is everyone comes to His Flock. Let God judges the bad people, it’s NOT your job, that job was taken and the ONE who has that job is God. Again, i want to say, if anyone who makes up church is DIRECTLY insults God, he doesn’t needs over thousands of so called churches, that is DIVISION not UNION in one GOD, one FAITH. Again i say, whoever make up churches is doing the work of HELL to destroy Jesus’ Church. “Even the power of hell CANNOT DESTROY MY CHURCH” so you said, Jesus is a big fat LIAR? He cannot keep His Church? How can you believe in some liar god? Did you read the Bible? How Jesus BUILT His Church? Come back to His Church. Please pray harder. I will pray for you.
    God bless!

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    David November 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    You admit that there have been bad Popes, but you proclaim that it is the ONE MOST HOLY AND PERFECT CHURCH. You can’t have it both ways James. Look at your current Pope. He proclaims that Muslims are saved. Do the Scriptures validate that? Of course not. They proclaim that there is only one way to the Father, by faith in the atoning work of the Son. Not through Mary. Not through the Pope. Not through Allah or Mohamed.

    The Scriptures proclaim “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

    “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

    “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

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    James November 19, 2015 at 6:34 am

    While my other comment is awaiting moderation, i’d love to add some more thought.
    Look around, how BIG A MESS it IS!!! Because over thousands of men and women out there think they have a little bit talent of talking, talent of brain wash and talent of deceive people EVEN the chosen people of God, so they just built a building, made a name and call it a church and go to work every Sunday by claiming to speak for Me “Jesus” (remember in my comments earlier to read St. Mathew chapter 24) and make good money, these people live a wealthy lives, they have wives, husbands, they can have sex any time they want, they have BIG houses, expensive cars, boats, airplanes. They know how to make a good living. Jesus wants everyone live poorly, live for the poor, the sick, the naked, the hungry, the thirsty, the imprisoned, NOT for themselves. St. Paul said, “if you want to sever God and His sheep, you should stay single, and if you get married be good to your wife, or husband”. You have to dedicate your 100% of your life if you want to be His disciples like Jesus’disciples, they gave up everything even families to be Jesus’ disciples. Remember what Jesus said, “whoever loves your mother, your father, your son or daughter more than Me, is ‘NOT’ worthy to Me”. Can all the people who made up so called churches out there, RIGHT NOW i mean RIGHT NOW leave everything, don’t own any material things and work for God?????? The answer is “NO”, they cannot do that. They don’t want to leave a great lives they are living now, because they love to please their bodies by enjoying all these things on earth. Jesus said, “it’s harder for the rich, the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of God than the poor”. See, I’m not surprised that all these things happened (sinners making up churches), these thing have to be happened to FULLFIL what Jesus already “I told you this ahead of time”. It’s to be happened, but I’m so sad that many people fall for these FAULT prophets. There are so many so called churches are just few years old or 50, 70, 100 years old. I didn’t hear people said Jesus was here to tell these people to make up churches for Him. I would like to say it again, Jesus already BUILT the Most Holy and Perfect Church and all He wants is everyone comes to His Flock. Please don’t take people away from God, please DON’T DIVIDE God’s people in thousands of pieces. Remember “Even power of Hell CANNOT DESTROY MY CHURCH” Jesus said. I didn’t make this up!!! And He also said, “I will be with you until I come back and I will send the Holy Spirit to come to take care of My Church”. If Jesus could not keep His Promises and didn’t do what He said, how can you believe in such a god??????? The god that lies. I as a Catholic believe my God, my Jesus who keeps His Promises and doing what He said He would do. Please I’m asking you all, please pray harder and let the Catholic Holy Spirit to open your hearts and understand the truth Church that Jesus Himself Built on Peter. Remember what i said earlier, Jesus and The Holy Spirit don’t have time to fly around and tell these people to make up churches for them. Remember what Jesus said, “if the members of a family fight that family will be destroyed, if a country men fight with each other that country will be destroyed”. So my question to you is, “why Jesus and Holy Spirit want to destroy their own Church by allowing God’s people to make up thousands of so called churches, will this destroy Jesus’ Church?????? Please, I’m begging you as a christian who believe in the Church that Jesus Himself built on Peter, the Rock, the Foundation of His Church, Even the power of hell cannot destroy IT, please come back to Jesus’ Church and for everyone out there, also please, please, go to any Catholic Church and ask the priest to give you the truth materials so you can learn more. I’m just a regular person, i don’t know much, all i know is Jesus Built ONE MOST HOLY AND PERFECT CHURCH and I’m in His Church. Not thousands of so called churches out there. Any so called churches that were NOT built by Jesus are NOT TRUTH CHURCH! Jesus built One Church, One Faith, One Baptism, in One Union with One God! Please David, come back to the Truth Church, we need you and you need us so we are in union with our God.
    There are so many more things about Catholic Church, such as The Body and The Blood of Jesus is our Living Food. “Whoever EATS MY FLESH AND DRINK MY BLOOD will have Eternal Life and whoever DIDN’T EAT MY FLESH AND DRINK MY BLOOD ‘WILL NOT’ have Eternal life in them”, Jesus said. Pleassssse come to Him so you can have the Living Food, Jesus’ Flesh and Blood, your eternal life.
    May God bless you all in union with His Mother, all the Saints and the Angels. Together with them and we on earth Praise God and Glorify Him.
    May the Holy Spirit be with you.

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    David November 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    James, you said “all i know is Jesus Built ONE MOST HOLY AND PERFECT CHURCH and I’m in His Church.”

    Try researching the history of your Popes, and you will see that many of them were vile men, who were perverted in sexual behavior, who killed or had people killed, who stole the wealth of others, who blasphemed by proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins.

    Your church is the FALSE CHURCH which was created by the Roman Bishops and Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, when they combined their paganism with a Christian facade. Messiah said to come out of her, lest you partake in her plagues. May the Spirit guide you to show you the truth and lead you out of her.

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    T December 29, 2015 at 2:18 am

    The Church is Holy, because it was founded by Jesus Christ. The Church is the Body of Christ. There will always be tares amongst the wheat. The validity and holiness of the Church is not dependent on the holiness of her individual members.
    Judas was directly appointed to the ministry by Jesus Himself, and he sinned gravely and betrayed Jesus. Judas’ sins didn’t invalidate the Church. Peter denied our Lord three times, and Jesus still put him in charge of “feeding His flock,” and “strengthening the brethren.” Thomas doubted, etc.
    SDA no doubt has had sinful (and sometimes criminal) pastors. Sinners exist in every denomination.
    Much of our history is told through an anti-catholic Protestant lens, so there is a lot of embellishment and twisting of facts, misconceptions, and not to mention straight up lies and myths. It seems like anti-Catholics are hell-bent and overly obsessed with perpetuating anti-catholic myths, attempting to invalidate the Catholic Church in effort to validate their own man-made sects and heretical beliefs.

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    David December 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    The saints were testifying against the Popes of Rome long before the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.

    Arnulf (991), the Bishop of Orleans, proclaimed the Pope as the Antichrist, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself as God.

    “deplored the roman popes as “monsters of guilt” and declared in a council called by the King of France in 991 A.D. that the pontiff, clad in purple and gold, was, “Antichrist, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself as God.” (Phillip Schaff, History of the Christian church, 8 vols., reprint of the 3d (1910)ed. (Grand Rapids Mich.: Wm. B Eerdmans Publishing Co., n.d.)

    Eberhard II (1240), archbishop of Salzburg, affirmed that the Pope was the antichrist.

    “Stated at a synod of bishops held at Regensburg in 1240 that the people of his day were “accustomed” to calling the pope antichrist.” (LeRoy Edwin Froom, The Prophetic Faith of our Fathers)

    The Albigenses called the Church of Rome the whore of Babylon.

    In the sunny south of France, in Provence and Catalonia, lived the Albigenses, who were bible-believing followers of Christ.

    The Albigensian Christians preached against the immoralities of the Roman Catholic priesthood, pilgrimages, worship of saints and idols, opposed the (pompous and pretentious) claims of the Church of Rome; and made great use of the Scriptures. By 1167 they (the Albigensian Christians) were a majority of the population of South France.

    The Albigenses “All agreed in regarding the Church of Rome as having absolutely perverted Christianity, and in maintaining that it was she who was designated in the Apocalypse by the name of the whore of Babylon.”

    The Waldenses called the Roman Church the harlot of Babylon, and the Papacy, the “man of sin” and “antichrist”.

    Peter Waldo (1140-1218) was a rich merchant of Lyons, France, who gave up everything to preach the Gospel. Waldo’s followers called themselves “the Poor in Spirit“.

    Waldensian Reinerius Saccho asserted “that the Romish church is not the church of Jesus Christ, but a church of malignants and that it apostatized under Sylvester—and that the Church of Rome is the harlot in the apocalypse.” (The Testimony of The Reformers, E. Bickersteth, 1836, p. 46 from the Testimony of Reinerius Saccho, in 1254)

    Michal of Cesena declared the Church of Rome to be the Whore of Babylon.

    Michal (1270-1342) who came out of the Franciscan Order of the Catholic Church declared the Pope “to be Antichrist, and the church of Rome to be the whore of Babylon, drunk with the blood of the saints.” Foxes Book of Martyrs, op cit., p. 445

    John Wycliffe said Antichrist, the head of all these evil men, is the pope of Rome.

    John, (1330-1384), called the Morning Star of the Reformation, spent most of his life teaching at Oxford University and was recognized by John of Guant (The Duke of Lancaster) as extraordinarily gifted in theology. He translated the Latin Vulgate Bible into English and placed it in the hands of the people.

    Wycliffe said of the Pope:

    “When the western church was divided for about 40 years between two rival popes, one in Rome and the other in Avigon, France, each pope called the other pope antichrist – and John Wycliffe is reputed to have regarded them as both being right: “two halves of Antichrist, making up the perfect Man of Sin between them.”

    “We suppose that Antichrist, the head of all these evil men, is the pope of Rome.” (Ibid, p. 90)

    Matthias of Janow said the Pope is the most wicked Christian, falsely styling himself by that name.

    Matthias was a fourteenth-century Bohemian ecclesiastical writer. Matthias came to be known as the Bohemian Wycliffe. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris and in 1381 became the canon in the Cathedral of Prague. His writings paved the way for the Hussite movement.

    Janow based his conclusions about the Antichrist on II Thessalonians 2, Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 and 17. Here is one of his statements:

    “The Antichrist has already come. He is neither Jew, pagan Saracean nor worldly tyrant, but the ‘man who opposes Christian truth and the Christian life by way of deception;—he is, and will be, the most wicked Christian, falsely styling himself by that name, assuming the highest station in the church, and possessing the highest consideration, arrogating dominion over all ecclesiastics and laymen;’ one who, by the working of Satan, assumes to himself power and wealth and honor, and makes the church, with its goods and sacraments, subservient to his own carnal ends.” Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 40.

    John Purvey said the Papacy was the kingdom of the Antichrist.

    John (1354 – 1414) was one of the leading followers of the English theologian and reformer John Wycliffe during the late fourteenth and early.

    Luther said “We are not the first who interpret the Papacy as the kingdom of Antichrist…He (John Purvey in 1390 AD) rightly and truly pronounces the Pope “Antichrist” as he is…a witness indeed, foreordained by God to confirm our doctrine.” (Martin Luther, Commentarius in Apocalypsin reprint).

    Sir John Oldcastle, a follower of Wycliffe, proclaimed the Pope as the great Antichrist, the Son of Perdition, the open Adversary of God, and the Abomination standing in the holy place.

    John (died in 1417) was an English Lollard leader, who was also known as Lord Cobham, was knight of Herefordshire, and a prominent follower of Wycliffe. He unequivocally stated:

    “But as touching the Pope and his Spirituality, I owe them neither suit nor service, for so much as I know him by the Scriptures to be the great Antichrist, the Son of Perdition, the open Adversary of God, and the Abomination standing in the holy place.” (Froom, PFF, volume 2, p. 88.)

    John Huss proclaimed the Antichrist has been revealed in the Pope for which he was burned to death.

    John Huss (a.k.a. Jan Huss, 1372-1415) was a well-educated man from Bohemia, who came under the influence of Wycliffe’s writings, which caused him to break with the church of Rome.

    “Surely even at this day is the malice, the abomination, and filthiness of ANTICHRIST revealed in the pope…”

    “The Pope is … the true Antichrist, of whom it is written, that he sitteth in the temple of God, among the people where Christ is worshiped…”

    John Purvey rightly and truly pronounced the Pope as Antichrist.

    John (1354-1428), who was a close associate of John Wycliffe, published a commentary on the Apocalypse in 1390 based on Wycliffe’s sermons.

    “This preface, noble reader, you may understand was written by us for this reason—that we might make known to the world that we are not the first who interpret the Papacy as the kingdom of Antichrist. For many years prior to us, so many and so great men (whose number is large, and their memory eternal) have attempted this so clearly and openly, and that with great spirit and force, that [those] who were driven by the fury of the papal tyranny into the farthest boundaries of the earth, and suffering the most atrocious tortures, nevertheless bravely and faithfully persisted in the confession of the truth. Although we in this age are far more learned and free than they, yet we ought to be ashamed that they, held in great barbarity and captivity, were so much braver and bolder than we in spirit and fortitude.”

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/historic-witnesses-against-the-antichrist-roman-beast-the-popes-of-rome/

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    James November 19, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Hi David, it’s been very nice to talk to you and to share with you what we believe. Look like none of us can convince each other to change our hearts. So let the Holy Spirit works in us.
    Hopefully, one day one day you will be so thirst for Jesus’ Blood and hungry for Jesus’ Flesh, The Truth Living Food and come back to eat His Flesh and drink His Blood.
    Truly, I’m praying for you.
    You have a Blessed day, okay.
    God bless!

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    David November 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Hi James, thank you for the discussion, for iron sharpens iron. No, it doesn’t appear that we will convince each other.

    My End Times Bible prophecy website points to the Popes and Jesuits Generals as the Antichrist and False Prophet. My Falling Away of 2 Thessalonians 2 study series points to Rome as the origin of the false Catholic Christian religion, which misleads 1.2 billion people. My Islam in Bible Prophecy study series points to Rome as the creator of the Qur’an, which misleads over a billion people.

    Trust me when I say that I have a direct, personal relationship with the Messiah of Scripture. Thank you for your prayers, I have prayed for you as well. Grace, peace and love to you! David

    All of those studies are available from this home page. http://christianitybeliefs.org

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    James November 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you, and God bless!
    One thing I’m so sad about is there are so many people claiming speaking for Jesus rising up and make up churches. Can you imagine 50 or 100 years later how many so called churches there will be????? Why do people trying to divide God’s children into thousands of pieces. I really really don’t understand. Please pray for all God’s children will come to Him in one Church that He built.
    Again, it’s very nice talking to you. God bless.

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    David November 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Well James, I think that is simply the strategy of the enemy, Satan, for he seeks to cause as much confusion as possible. I grew up in Baptist Churches and then attended Calvary Chapel non-denominational churches. But during the last three years the Spirit has shown me that much of what they teach is wrong.

    Many things were changed by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, which caused people to observe man-made traditions, instead of Scriptural truth. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-falling-away/

    I am simply a follower of Messiah. I am not a part of a man-made church, with their own doctrine. I just follow Scripture and fellowship with like-minded people.

    We must all seek Scriptural truth, not to defend mans teachings. Blessings to you!

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    James November 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Praise the Lord! Thank God!
    You just have made my point!
    You were raised in a Baptist church, then you changed to Calgary Chapel then now you don’t belong to any churh. Is that what our Lord wanting His Children to do? Where ever there are 2,3 or more people gather in My name (in My Church) I will be among them, Jesus said. We cannot worship Him alone. We need a structure, a group, a Church so we can be together ti worship Him. That was WHY HE BUILT ONE CHURCH, ONE FAITH so we can together to worship ONE GOD.
    People cannot run around to find God! He already Built a Church for us.
    So if later, someone with the work of devil (the devil is very very smart, he can do something that make people think it is good then take away God’s chosen people), make up another church and you will find out and think it sounds good then will you change again?????
    David, I have to say after talking to you, you seem like my old brother. I really really beg you to think again and pray. Jesus Built one Holy and Perfect Church for us already. Come to His Church, you will have Eternal Life. “Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood will have Eternal Life and whoever doesn’t eat My Flesh and drinks My Blood WILL NOT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE”, Jesus said.
    Please don’t run around anymore, are you tired yet???? Stop running around, just come to His Flock and be a geart son of His.
    Brother, please! He has been waiting for you!
    God bless!

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    David November 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    James, I made the point that Roman Emperor Constantine created a false religion in the 4th century, on which the Roman Catholic Church is founded, and that the Protestant Churches have became daughters of the Harlot Church.

    So what I’m saying is that Catholic and Protestant Churches are full of man-made teachings, and Messiah commands us to come out of them.

    No, I’m not tired at all. In fact, my relationship with Messiah is more vital than ever. For now I know the truth and I have been called to proclaim the truth and expose the many deceptions.

    I appreciate you caring James, but I am right where I need to be and I am surrounded by like-minded people. You friend are still in the religious system that men created. I pray the Spirit moves to draw you out.

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    James November 19, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    David my friend, no one is perfect only God the Father, God the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Look like you care so much about history, we human being makes mistakes but Jesus never makes mistakes, so that was why He built the Church for us to be in His Church. Jesus is God! If qe said, He made a mistake to build His Church on Peter, so should we Not believe in Him. But He didn’t make mistakes. He knows that we need the things that we can see, touch and feel to form His Church. Every thing needs foundation, the leader, the organization and in the order from top to bottom so we can be in one NOT in thousands. If an organization didn’t have someone in charge, that organization will be destroyed, because everyone will claim they are speaking for God, in that case whom should we follow and trust???
    The bottom line is Jesus is God and He Built the Most Holy and Perfect Church for all who want to be saved should come to Him in His Church.
    Any so called churches made up after Jesus already Built His Church is wrong.
    Please think about it, does God really want to have thousands of so called churches to divide His children????
    The answer is “NO”
    Need so much faith to be His children, even things that doesn’t make us feel good for our bodies. Following Jesus is following His suffering, only suffering can give us glory when we see Him.
    God bless!

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    David November 20, 2015 at 5:03 am

    James, you say that Jesus built the Church on Peter, but that simply is not true. Messiah was pointing to Himself when He said on this rock I will build my Church. He is the cornerstone of the temple, which is His Church. “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter (Greek is “Petros” or little, movable stone), and upon this rock (Greek word “Petra” or unmovable stone/rock -is Christ speaking of Himself.) I will build my church; and the gates of hell (Greek = “Hades” meaning “the grave”) shall not prevail against it.”

    The Church of Messiah is made up of all the saints. It is built on Messiah, not Peter and not a Pope.

    There is no real proof Peter was ever in Rome to be the Pope. This study proves that to be true http://romancatholicbeliefs.org/was-the-apostle-peter-the-first-pope/

    And the Catholic Church is not Holy and Perfect. Your Popes blaspheme God by saying they are God, by saying that they forgive sins.

    My studies prove that the Popes are the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2 and the antichrist of Revelation 13, and the Catholic Church is the Harlot of Revelation 17, the Mother of many daughters. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/

    I pray that you will find truth.

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    James November 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you for your explanation BUT, you understood that God Built His Church on all the Saints. You are talking about the Heaven Church. Do you remember what i said before? We are all human being, Jesus became one of us so we can see how great God is. God is Spirit, He has no image. But He knows we need things that wa can see, touch and feel.
    We all know that Jesus is the Corner Stone. If He didn’t want to build something so His children can see, touch and feel to know Him. HE DIDN’T HAVE TO COME DOWN TO BE ONE OF US! He has the power to save us even He just stay in Heaven.
    So you meant, you don’t go to any church, the building, every Sunday to worship God and learn about Him and live the Gospel? If yes, when you go there, everyone just talk and talk whatever they want? Or there is some one in charge of that church to stand in front to talk and teach??? So for example, if that person dies, will there be NO ONE take over that church to run it??? Every nation, every group, every organization, every famil, needs a leader who is over see anything, so no one, no one will make a mess.
    My friend David, i agreed with you that there were some bad popes in the pass, but that doesn’t make the Church that Jesus Himself built on earth for us is bad or not Holy or not Perfect. Like is shared with you before, if Jesus didn’t keep His Promises to take care of His Church, to send the Holy Spirit down upon His Church to take care of Jesus’ Church until He comes again. Why should we believe in such a liar god? Jesus didn’t come down here to be one of us and to lie to us and to make a big mess among His children. He came down to build the Perfect and Holy Church so every who comes to His Church will be saved and have the Eternal life.
    Before Jesus was lifted up into Heaven He gave His disciples the authority to for give sins, He breathed into His disciples the Holy Spirit and said, go teach and baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and whose ever sin you forgive will be forgiven, whose ever sin you hold bound wil be held bound, even in Heaven. Do this in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. None of the priests when they do this and say, (i, the name of the priest, forgive your sin) they do that i God’s names. Same thing with baptism, do you believe in baptism that when someone is baptized his or her sin, the original sin and personal sin will be forgiven, when do in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, by human being??? So if you believe in one thing that Jesus gave His disciples authority to do fir His children, why NOT you believe in other things that Jesus commanded His disciples to do??? It is black and white in the Bible, we don’t pick and choose what to do and what not to do. But other so called churches, they pick and choose what to do and what not to do. They just say whatever to deceive and brain wash people, even the children of His Holy Church.
    Please David, i know we cannot change each other, but please read all the Bible not pick and choose whatever makes you feel good.
    May Jesus, His Body and Blood bless you.

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    David November 20, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Listen to you. You tell me to read all of the Bible, not to pick and choose. Seriously? You’re the one who is ignoring the fact that the Catechism removed God’s second commandment which forbids idol worship, and split the tenth commandment in two, to fill the gap.

    “You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 26:1

    “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” Exodus 20:4,5

    You’re the one who supports a Church that proclaims Mary is the co-redeemer, intercessor and savior of men. You’re the one who supports Popes who proclaimed that Mary was sinless.

    Pope John Paul II said, “The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” 1

    The Bible says, “For all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

    God proclaims that there is only One who had no sin, His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus.

    “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15

    God offered His Beloved Son as a sacrifice for our sins, that we might have His righteousness.

    “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

    Pope Pius XI said, “What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.”

    The Bible says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

    Pius IX said, “God has committed to the Blessed Virgin Mary the treasury of all good things in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace and all salvation.”

    The Roman Catholic Church declared at the Council of Trent (Canon 9), “If anyone says that the sinner is justified by faith alone, meaning that nothing else is required to cooperate in order to obtain the grace of justification, and that it is not in any way necessary that he be prepared and disposed by the action of his own will, let him be anathema (damned to hell).”

    The Bible says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

    Pope Leo XIII said, “O Holy Mother of God; to thee we lift our prayers for thou, powerful and merciful, art the Mediatrix of our salvation.” 5

    “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

    Pope Leo XIII said, “With equal truth it may be said that of the great treasury of all graces given to us by Our Lord—for grace and truth came by Jesus Christ—nothing comes to us except through Mary’s mediation, for such is God’s Will. Thus, as no man goes to the Father but by the Son, so no one goes to Christ except through his mother.”

    “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1

    Pope Benedict XV declared, “To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation . . that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ.”

    The Bible says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)” Galatians 3:13

    Pope Pius XII said, “…recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth.”

    The Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

    You are the one who ignores the clear words of Scripture and defends the teachings of the Popes. Wake up friend!

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    James November 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    David David David, you know deep down in your heat that we DO NOT WORSHIP, that piece of clay, we worship the One whose the image is. And you know deep down that we worship only God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. All others we honor them for the great work they did for God.
    So you tell me, you never take any pictures, the pictures of your mom, dad, brother and sister and your children and hang them on the wall or keep them in your wallet or in your album, so whenever you miss them you will look at “the pictures”. It’s exactly the same way we do. Can you see God? How does He look like? We are not there yet, so we NEED THINGS THAT WE CAN “SEE, TOUCH AND FEEL”. All those things will help us to remember every moments of them. Like when you take pictures of your children, when they were born, and growing up, when they laugh, when they play baseball ect……..
    David, your comment is too long, i just read the first paragraph and explaining to you. I will read more, (someone has to work, you know LOL!)
    May Jesus, His Body and Blood bless you!

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    David November 20, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    James, my comment is too long? Okay, just focus on the fact that the Roman Catechism removed God’s second commandment which forbids idol worship, and split the tenth commandment in two, to fill the gap.

    “You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 26:1

    “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” Exodus 20:4,5

    So whether or not you think that kneeling before a statue of Mary is worshiping an idol or not, you cannot disprove that your Popes removed the second commandment, which Scriptures warn against.

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    James November 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I think, my friend, we will never win this.
    So let pray for each other that the Real Holy Spirit will lead us to The Church that Jesus Himself built.
    It’s been nice talking to you.
    May Jesus bless you through His Body and His Blood,
    God bless and have a great weekend, my friend!

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    David November 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    James, you ignore that your Popes removed the 2nd commandment. If you can’t acknowledge that profound change, then you probably won’t see any truth in what I’m saying. It’s easily provable.

    The real Church is made up of those who believe by faith in the Messiah’s atoning work as the Passover Lamb. This verse does not point to Peter, but to Messiah as the cornerstone, and all of the Apostles as the foundation.

    “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22

    Everyone who has a covenant relationship with Elohim the Father, through the Son, is part of the Church.

    Thanks for the discussion. Grace and peace and love to you in Messiah’s name!

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    James November 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I just remembered,
    When Moses taking God’s people to the promise land. Do you know what happened and what God told Moses to do? I gues not. Let me remind you.
    When God’s people were beaten by snakes, God told Moses to make a bronze serpent (snake) and hang on the tree, so anyone who was beaten by the snake, look up to the (for you so call idol) bronze serpent will be healed.
    My friend how can i make you to understand, we human beings need things we can see, touch and feel.
    You know that we don’t worship that piece of clay. We don’t worship mother of God or the Saints. We honor them for the good work they had done for our God.
    All other so called churches know what we do with those statues, pictures and ect… but always use this theory to put us down.
    May God bless you all

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    David November 20, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Once again, you’re ignoring the fact that your Popes removed the 2nd commandment.

    Pope Francis clearly is telling people to pray to Mary as their Intercessor. That is wrong!

    Now we will pray to Our Lady to ask for Her blessing. Hail Mary… we pray, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, that the Holy Spirit will render this apostolic journey fruitful and foster in the Church missionary fervor to proclaim to all peoples, in respect and in fraternal dialogue, that the Lord Jesus is Truth, Peace and Love.

    Pope Francis clearly is tell people that Mary did not sin. That is wrong!

    Mary our Mother, today the People of God celebrate you and venerate you as Immaculate, preserved forever from the stain of sin.”

    As for Moses and the serpent that was put on a stake, they did not adore it or worship it. And it prefigured Messiah who too was raised up on a stake, whom we look to for healing.

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    James November 20, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    That is my point about Moses, you don’t think God can heal people by telling Moses just to tell people to pray ti God and wikl4be healed? Again we need things that we CAN SEE, TOUCH AND FEEL, so that was why God gave us that sample to lead us to know that His Son will be hung on the cross to die for our sins. David, we need the “image” that we can see. Nothing wrong with any status or pictures that help us to love Him more. So you said, if someone makes a bible for children, they don’t draw any pictures of Jesus to tell the story how He was born, growing up and teaching and die on the cross???
    God hates sins, Jesus hates sin, He cannot live in sin. So Mary was protected by God the Father to keep her sinless, to prepare a Perfect womb for His Son to come to. If God the Father couldn’t do that with one womam for His Son to be stayed in for over 9 months. So that was why Mary never had any sin.
    About asking Her to “pray for us” in front of Her Son is easy to understand. At the wedding in Canna, when Mary saw the bride and the groom were out of wine, boom, Mary mother of Jesus loved them and didn’t want them to be ashame, She went and ask Her Son to help them.
    In Hail Mary, we just repeat what the angle said to Mary.
    And now She is in Heaven sitting next to Her Son, whom is better for us to ask to pray to God for us.
    We Catholic believe the union between Heaven, Earth and Purgatory. The Bible said, everyone has to be purified in “fire” before enter the Kingdom of God. See we cannot go to Heaven, even we lived a good life, because ni matter what, we had sinned in our life so after we died, everyone has to go to some place to be purified in “fire” NOT Hell, because when we go to hell, THAT IS IT, never get out. So the place that everyone has to be purified by fire is called ‘Purgatory’.
    We are not saint.
    God bless!
    Have to go back to work.

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    David November 20, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    James, there is no Scripture which says that Mary is in heaven sitting next to her Son, interceding for us. That is the doctrine of men. There is no Scripture which says there is a place called purgatory, that is the doctrine of Popes. And Scripture clearly says that the 2nd commandment is “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image“, which the Popes removed from the Catechism.

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    James November 20, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I’m at work right now, i will go home and look up the passage that said, “everyone has to be purified in fire for their sins before going to the Kingdom of God” whoever wants to go to Heaven has to be cleaned of sin.
    So where do the good people go??? Heaven, right? Can you go there with your sin??? The answer is ” NO “. Mary is Mother of God, where do you think she went?
    When Mary went to see her cousin Alizabeth, Alizabeth was “filled with the Holy Spirit” and said, whom i am that Mother of my Lord come to see me!
    Jesus was the Word and the Word was God, so Jesus is God, the one who gave birth to Jesus, God, is Mother.
    What do you call the woman who gave birth to you?????? “Mother”.
    May she also pray for your conversion.
    Love in Jesus!
    God bless.

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    David November 20, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    The Scriptures do not say that we are refined in purgatory. It is through Messiah, our Redeemer, our Advocate, our Intercessor; that we stand perfect before the Father, not because I am perfect, but because all my sins were paid for by Him when He died as the Passover Lamb. That means that the Father’s wrath against my sins, passes over me.

    And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;” Colossians 2:13-14

    You are defending the doctrine of men, not Scripture.

    My mother is dead. She does not pray for me. Mary is dead. She does not pray for anyone.

    The dead in Christ, my mother and Mary, will rise at the last day.

    For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

    Anything that men teach that is contrary to the Scriptures, is wrong. I pray that you will seek what Scripture is clearly telling us, instead of defending the doctrine of the Catholic Church.

    Elohim bless you!

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    Slinky December 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    David, why dont you research where your precious new testament came from and when it was assembled. I believe the Catholic church did that. I believe the doctrine of the church was instilled for nearly 400 years before the new testament Canon was finalized. The Bible was NEVER meant to be doctrine. It is used to support doctrine. The doctrine was set up by Christ and Peter and the rest of the apostles through apostolic succession. The traditions of the one holy catholic and apostolic church was around for 400 years before the Bible came to fruition. And need I remind you, they were traditions of man, one man named Jesus Christ. So when you deny the sacraments and traditions of the church and eucharist you deny the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ which is scary. The fact that all these thousands of churches reduce it and baptism to a mere symbol is appalling. In John, Christ says “he who does not eat my flesh and drink my wine has no life in him.” Let me guess, you were born again when you asked Christ to be your own personal lord and saviour? Or by asking him into your heart? Show me where it says that in the Bible because I can show you about 30 scriptures that support being saved tbe way Christ tells us and that is through baptism of water and spirit. It is also by Grace, by faith (and it never ever says by faith alone in the Bible), by confessing on your lips that Jesus is lord, by repentance, by what he did on the cross, by eating his flesh and drinking his blood, by confession, etc. So if I were you, I would re-examine your faith and actually research the ancient church and encourage to read the writings of Ireneus, Polycarp, Ignathius and several others who were the next generation of disicples after the original 12. Maybe you should also read up on Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide which is where these thousands of other churches get their “doctrine” which is not Biblical at all. Martin Luther wrote these after the Reformation to try to credit his new man made traditions. Funny thing is, if you read some of his letters afterwards, he felt remorse for deunifying the one holy catholic and apostolic church. Good Luck and God Bless

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    David December 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Slinky, why don’t research how your precious Popes of Rome fulfill the prophecies in the Bible, as the Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the Antichrist beast of Revelation 13?

    Daniel, Paul and John all described the same thing, the antichrist Popes of Rome rising to power after the Roman Empire collapsed.

    Notice the commonality of the prophecies, that the Popes would rise to power, that they would speak against God, and that they would reign for 1,260 years.

    After the internal collapse from civil war, famine and pestilence; and after the Roman Empire was attacked by many armies; the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D.

    The Little Horn of Daniel describes the Popes, who rose to power after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

    Daniel 7:8 “I considered the (10) horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

    The 10 horns of the 4th beast of Daniel 7 foretold that the Roman Empire would split into 10 civil kingdoms, and that a Little Horn, the Popes of Rome, would rise up among them, and pluck out three of the kingdoms that did not bow down to his authority. They subdued and destroyed three of the ten kingdoms, the Heruli, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals.

    Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

    Daniel foretold that the Little Horn, the Popes of Rome would speak against Elohim, and reign for 1,260 years.

    The ‘restrainer’ of 2 Thessalonians 2 described the Roman Emperors who restrained the Popes from taking power.

    “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.” Verse 4

    The Roman Emperor was the restrainer, because as long as he was in authority, the Popes could not take power.

    Shortly after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Son of Perdition, the Popes of Rome, rose to power in 538 A.D. They sit among the followers of Messiah, which is the temple of God, and they proclaimed to be God.

    The sea beast of Revelation 13 rose up out of the people groups, out of the 10 civil kingdoms, that were created when the Roman Empire collapsed.

    “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Verse 5

    The Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic power as a church/state, and they took the Emperor’s title of Pontifex Maximus, and the ‘deadly head wound‘ was healed.

    John is telling us the same thing as Daniel, that the Popes of Rome would reign for 1,260 years, and speaking blasphemies, proclaiming to be God and to forgive sins.

    Revelation 17 tells us that five forms of Roman government, referred to as kings, had passed when John wrote Revelation.

    “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” Verse 3

    Here is the same beast as Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 described, with 10 horns.

    “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.” Verses 10-11

    The seven kings represent the seven forms of government that existed in the Roman Empire, and the 8th represents the Popes of Rome who took power.

    Five had passed. One was at the time, the Emperors of Rome. And one existed during the ‘short space’ between 476, when the last Roman Emperor was removed, and 538, when the Popes of Rome took power.

    The antichrist is not just one man, it is a position, like the President of the United States. It has been fulfilled by many Popes.

    Messiah said that many would come in my name, and the many Popes proclaim to be the “Vicar of Christ” or the “substitute Christ.”

    The Popes reigned during 1,260 years of civil and ecclesiastic power, from 538-1798 A.D., until the Jesuits caused Napoleon’s army to take the Pope captive, removing his civil power.

    The Jesuit Generals, the black popes, are the earth beast of Revelation 13, who control the Vatican and the White Pope.

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/revelation-timeline-decoded/the-antichrist-sea-beast-of-revelation-13-is-the-popes-of-the-roman-catholic-church/

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    Slinky December 18, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Are you refering to the Rapture? Because that was made up by John Darby and two other Puritans in the 1830s and is not biblical at all. This is what you evangilical protestants do, you take parts of the bible and twist the context and meaning to what you want to do. The mark of the beast is acutally 616 in the original greek which was what Caesars people wore, not 666. Revelation was written to the 7 Hills of Rome aka the 7 Chirstian churches of the Roman Empire. Half of Revelation is about the corruption and politics of Rome, hence the mark of the beast and his master the dragon who is Satan. The other half is actually the Hope for Christians if they partake in the Heavenly feast aka the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Once again, please examine whete you get your information and research tge ancient church and their beliefs, the men who walked hand in hand with Christ

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    David December 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Don’t assume that you know what I believe. I do not believe in the pre-tribulation rapture. I don’t believe in a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, referred to as the 7-year tribulation period either. For that is a deception that was created by the Jesuits of Rome in the 16th century, as the Reformers had rightly identified the Pope as the antichrist.

    The Jesuits created the narrative of an end-times one-man antichrist, as to deflect blame away from the Popes. And sadly, most Protestants believe those deceptions.

    Revelation is the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered Roman beast fighting against Messiah and His saints. The Roman beast has changed forms over the years, from the pagan Rome Empire, to the Popes of Rome, to the Jesuits of Rome.

    ‘Antichrist‘ is a Greek word. ‘Vicar‘ is an English word. The words are synonymous.
    They have exactly the same meaning.

    ‘Antichrist‘ translated into the English is ‘Vice Christ‘ or ‘Vicar of Christ.’

    ‘Vicar of Christ, rendered into the Greek is ‘Antichristos‘ = ‘Antichrist.’

    The ordinary use of the word in the Greek is decisive on this point.

    The Popes of Rome rose to power after the last Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., fulfilling 2 Thessalonians 2:7

    St Gelasius I, who was the Pope from 492 – 496, was the first Pope to be called the “Vicar of Christ“.

    And since then each Pope has been declared the Vicar of Christ, as they have proclaimed to be Christ in the flesh.

    Pope Boniface VIII said “We declare, assert, define and pronounce to be subject to the Roman Pontiff is to every creature altogether necessary for salvation… I have the authority of the King of Kings. I am all in all, and above all, so that God Himself and I, the Vicar of Christ, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me but God?” Pope Boniface VIII, Papal bull Unam sanctam, 1302 A.D.

    Pope Pius IX said, “I alone… am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Pope Pius IX , History of the Christian Church, by Henry Charles Sheldon, p. 59.

    Pope Pius X declared, “The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself, under the veil of the flesh. Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ who is speaking, hence, when anyone speaks of the Pope, it is not necessary to examine but to obey.” Pope Pius X, Evangelical Christendom, Vol. 49, Jan 1. 1895 A.D., p. 15, “the organ of the Evangelical Alliance,” published in London by J. S. Phillips.

    Pope Pius XII said, “…recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth.” Pope Pius XII, The Raccolta, Benzinger Brothers, Boston, 1957 A.D., No. 626.

    The position of Antichrist is not just one man, it is a position, like the President of the United States or the King of England.

    The Vicar of Christ, the Vice-Christ, the Antichrist, the Popes of Rome, presents himself in the stead of the true Christ and must therefore be characterized by deception, dissimulation and counterfeit.

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    Slinky December 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I get that there was corruption in the church and that sways alotbof alot of people away but why would you believe in something like the rapture (which that word is not in the bible) or an idea from a 16th century reformer who in the first place wanted to reform the New Testanent Canon and throw out the book if James, Titus, and Revelation which you completely misinterpret. Why do you think there are over 28,000 protestants denominations in the U.S now and not one of them agree on anything. Moreover your big time reformers John Calvin and Martin Luther could not agree on how to interpret the Bible hence the formations of the Lutherans and Methodists. The holy catholic apostolic church made up of the Roman Catholics. Anglocatholics, Eastern and Greek orthodox and the Southern Asian orthodox all believe the same thing because we follow the liturgy and traditions of Christ and his apostles. And that church has stood the test of time. Read the writings of second century christians of Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Melito of Sardis and Irenaeus. These were the next generation discples of the original 12. Hopefully you can learn something about how they carried on the traditions of Jesus Christ. May the Grace of God which surpasses all understanding bless and keep you forever. Amen.

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    David December 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I’m not part of a Protestant Church, so your arguments fall flat. Protestant Churches are now daughters of the Harlot of the Roman Catholic Church.

    But the reason the Protestant Churches were created in the 16th century was because the Popes of Rome had relentlessly worked to hide the truth of the Scriptures, banning and burning them, and only teaching in Latin.

    Pope Innocent III declared, “to be reproved are those who translate into French the Gospels, the letters of Paul, the psalter, etc. They are moved by a certain love of Scripture in order to explain them clandestinely and to preach them to one another. The mysteries of the faith are not to (be) explained rashly to anyone. Usually in fact, they cannot be understood by everyone but only by those who are qualified to understand them with informed intelligence. The depth of the divine Scriptures is such that not only the illiterate and uninitiated have difficulty understanding them, but also the educated and the gifted.”

    Pope Innocent III decreed, “We prohibit laymen possessing copies of the Old and New Testament. …We forbid them most severely to have the above books in the popular vernacular.” (meaning in their country’s native language, as the Papal Church only allowed their priests to read it in Latin).

    Pope Pius IV said, “The Bible is not for the people; whosoever will be saved must renounce it. It is a forbidden book. Bible societies are satanic contrivances.”

    Once the Scriptures were translated into English, German, etc., millions of Catholics were saved by faith in Messiah alone, and came out of the Catholic Church, and went onto for the Protestant Churches.

    As for my explanation of Revelation, I have plenty of evidence through verse by verse explanations of Scripture, that the Popes are the Son of Perdition and the antichrist beast. You’re just too mind controlled to see the truth.

    You make statements, I provide Scriptural truth. http://christianitybeliefs.org/revelation-timeline-decoded

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    Slinky December 19, 2015 at 12:02 am

    P.S. Don’t let one bad apple ruin a bushel (aka the few corrupt popes or any clergy in the church)

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    David December 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Popes proclaim to the Jesus Christ in the flesh, but what they teach is contrary to the Scriptures, and how they act is a violation of the Scriptures. Proclaiming to be God and proclaiming to forgive sins, is blasphemy!

    There is only One God and it’s not your Pope.

    “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

    There is only One who can forgive sins, and it’s not your Pope or priests.

    There is only One High Priest, and it’s not your Pope.

    “But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.” Hebrews 7:24-27

    “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” Hebrews 4:14

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    James December 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Slinky, how are you doing? This is James, i had shared with David about our Catholic Faith but when he talked to me and now talking to you, ALL he knows is about there were some bad popes and used that to condemn Catholic Church.
    We all ask Mary Mother of our God to pray to her Son our Saviour to protect the pope, the bishops, the priests, and nuns, keep them holy to do the work that her Son asks them to do for His children.
    David, and i do pray for you through the intersections of our Mother Mary, St. Joseph and all the saints that you will find the truth in Catholic Church. I said it before i would love to say it again. We are human being we need things that we can see, touch and feel. Like we all believe, including you that through the act of pouring the water on someone’s head and say, i baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. We all believe that our sins including our original sin will be forgiven, right? Do you David believe that? If yes why don’t you believe when Jesus before He was lifted up into Heaven, breathed on His disciples and said, ” receive the Holy Spirit, whose ever sin you for give, will be forgiven and whose ever sin you hold bound wil be held bound, do this in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Why don’t you believe that. The priests don’t forgive your sin in their names, they do that in the names of God. Jesus knew we are human our faith may not be strong enough, so He gave us things we do in actions. I hope one day you would come to the priest and ask him to do that for you, so your sins maybe forgive. And about the Church, Jesus is God and when He was here He Himself built a Perfect and Holy Church, and He Built His Church on Peter, a human so that we can have someone in charge. “Peter you are ‘rock’ and on this rock I BUILD MY CHURCH and EVEN the POWER OF HELL CANNOT DESTROY MY CHURCH, j give you the KEY of My Kingdom, whatever you loose on earth will be loosen in Heaven, and whatever you hold bound on earth will be held bound in Heaven too. Feed My sheep, take care of My sheep”. Every household has someone in charge, every organization has someone in charge, every country has someone in charge. His Church, He wants to have someone to help Him to be in charge on earth, because He is not here on earth in flesh anymore. And Jesus Himself said, i will send the Holy Spirit upon my Church and He will take care of My Perfect and Holy Church I built on earth.
    There is only One God, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. And God wants everyone comes to the Church that Jesus Himself built. He DOESN’T need more churches, that is division of His children.
    Nowadays there are thousands of so called churches, claiming speaking for Jesus but that all fault, no churches can be Holy and Perfect when make up by SINNERS. David, how can you believe in the so called church that made up by SINNERS???
    I have so much to share with you. Please read the whole Gospel, and do ALL that Jesus taught us.
    May God bless you through the intersection of His Mother, His Foster Father and all the Saints. And may the Holy Body, Holy Blood, His Soul and Divinity give you the eternal life.

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    James December 22, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Hi Slinky, how are you doing? This is James. I’m a Catholic, too. And i tried to share with David but he hasn’t got it yet. Now, we can pray for him to open his heart to see the Thruth Church, the Church that Jesus Himself built on earth for His children whoever comes to Him in His Church will be saved.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

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    Slinky December 22, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Once again, not all popes proclaim to be Jesus and if you have read the catechism you would know thus. It is like the leadership of any country. In the united states there are good presidents and bad presidents. Besides the corruption, the Catholic church is the longest institution this planet has seen. So obviously, the Lord is looking out for her. And despite what you say abd believe, more people convert to Catholisim every year. What else is interesting is you believe the Bible to be doctrinal which was never its purpose. It is use to prove the doctrine and beliefs of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic church, which is why the Catholic church finalized your New Testament. I think you have an issue more with authority which I find ironic considering Christ left Peter with that authority and we have scripture to prove it. And the Reformation once again was not due to problems with scriptural truth it was due to corruption and the selling of pardons of sins to european aristocracy. Martin Luther wanted to keep incorporating the Eucharist in Mass but John Calvin did not hence more protestant denominstions. Once again, you don’t understand why Sola Scriptura and Fide were written. Martin Luther had to justify what he did. Since, you seem to be a hardcore Protestant, then i encourage you to and you would find in his later writings that he felt remorse for what he had done to the church. And if we are so wrong about our faith then why are world renown Baptist leaders like Steve Ray, Scott Hahn and Pentecostal minister Alex Jones converting to Catholisim. To my Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ, keep up the amazing job in Christian Apologetics. God Bless

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    James December 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    This is James, someone must NOT like my TRUTH saying about My Catholic Church. So my last 4 comments have been waiting for moderation.
    Whoever denies Catholic Church that Jesus Himself built on Peter may never be saved, because these people are DIRECTLY saying Jesus IS A LIAR, because when He said to Peter, “You are rock and on ‘YOU’ I build My Church and EVEN the POWER OF HELL CANNOT DESTROY MY CHURCH”. So if any of you out there didn’t believe in Jesus’ Power to keep His Church until He comes back is “destroying” Jesus’ Church. And whoever is destroying Jesus’ Church WILL NEVER NEVER has a chance to see Him. See! Even one of His disciples betrayed Him, that didn’t mean that His teaching is wrong or His Church was destroyed. Remember what He said, even this time goes by , My word will never changes. Jesus wants everyone to come to His Church NOT churches built by SINNERS. But whatever Jesus said has to be happened to full fill it. “There will be many men rise up claiming speaking for Me but DO NOT BELIEVE them, DO NOT FOLLOW them, DO NOT LISTEN to them BECAUSE they are all FAULT prophets. I built Only ONE Holy and Perfect Church. I don’t want to destroy My own Church. But what can we Catholic say, these things have to happen. May God have mercy on these men and women who make up these fault churches. There are thousands and thousands of you guys out there running churches and none of you guys agree on anything you guys teaching people of God. Whoever of you think you have a little bit talent of talking and know how to brain wash people, and just make up churches. See, in Indiana, there someone just made up a church called ‘church of cannabis’. People just going too far, using God for their own benefits. So sad.
    May Mary Mother of our God pray for her children.

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    David December 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    So James, why do Popes, Priests and Catholics revere and pray to skeletons and skulls? What kind of people make a temple with skulls and bones all over it? What verse in the Scriptures tell people to do this? Messiah would never have His people revere them and pray to them! http://romancatholicbeliefs.org/the-roman-catholic-church-reveres-skulls-and-bones/

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    James December 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    David, we talked about this already. We human being we need things that we can see, touch and feel. Why do we need a church (the building)? Why do we have the cross on top of the building? To let people know that is the house of God. God told Moses to make a bronze serpent and hang on the pole, whoever looks at it will be healed. Don’t you take pictures of your children when they were born and during their growing up? The most important thing is “how do you do with it”. Pictures, statutes are things to help us to understand better. Same thing i shared with you before about Mary Mother of our God and Saints. If God just “used Mary one time” and threw her away like yesterday newspaper, what kind of God is that? Remember she “is the Mother” of Jesus, God, and Savior. God the Father kept her 100% pure and without sin even the original sin to make her perfect for His Son also God to be in her womb. God “hates” sin, so how can you guys believe that Mary had sin, if she did, God would never come into her. When we pray to Mary Mother of our God and the Saints, we ask them to pray to God for us because we believe they are with God and they can pray for us.
    Like i said before David, please do not judge anyone, that is God’s job. Just to be His children and be in His Church. Why do you want to take away His children from Him to so called churches made up by SINNERS???
    Let God to be the Judge!
    What if anything we do extra in Jesus’ Church is God’s will. Everything we do extra is for the glory of God Himself. We don’t care about ourselves, we want to use all the wisdom God gives us with the help of the Holy Spirit to Glorify God and only God.
    I will always pray for you. Look like you knew alot but just going in the wrong path.
    I will pray to Mary Mother of your God, Jesus Christ, your Savior to pray to her Son for your conversion to her Son’s Church.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, David.

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    David December 24, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    James, your words are contrary to Scripture. The Father says, “For all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 That includes Mary.

    Mary is not our Mediator. Scripture proclaims “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

    And Christ-mass is an invention of the Bishops of Rome and Emperor Constantine. Messiah was born in the fall on the Feast of Tabernacles, as Elohim came to dwell with us. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/messiah-was-born-on-the-feast-of-tabernacles-as-elohim-came-to-dwell-with-us/

    Thank you for your concern, but I will never be a part of a church that teaches concepts that are contrary to Scripture. You will answer to the Father some day, not the Pope. I pray that you will seek to line your beliefs and actions up with Scripture, not the teachings of the Popes.

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    Miguel Aguilar January 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    The Pope says that the Koran and the Bible are the same. I would like to know in what way? Can you tell me?

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    David January 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Miguel, obviously the Koran and Bible teach opposing things, so they are not the same. I believe that the Pope is simply trying to draw all religions together, and proclaiming that they point to the same god. Of course, he is wrong and is deceiving people.

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    Paul February 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    As a Catholic I am aware that Jesus sent his disciples out to teach all nations , they did so after receiving the holy spirit to give them the strength to be the human vehicles of his message of salvation. As St. Paul says we achieve nothing ourselves it is Christ alone that gives the free gift of salvation.
    Christ gave his mother to John and so to us all which is why we hold her so dear to our hearts.
    The point is that many people have strong devotion to different aspects of Christian faith that may not appeal to others within the faith.
    Remember Christ told us to be as little children – have intellectuals ever solved anything in this world?
    The Pope gives leadership which is lacking in other faiths and thankfully is accessible through the modern media. The dark days of infiltration by vested interests and corruption are over but as we know to our cost other threats loom large as they do in all organisations.
    We must work together both as true Christians and true members of the other faiths to speak out against the real evils of this world and not dwell on the past and worry about our differences.

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    David December 30, 2015 at 5:21 am

    There are two prophecies about a person called the ‘little horn’, one of them fulfilled by Antiochus Epiphanes, and the other by the Popes of Rome.

    Anti means ‘against‘ and ‘in place of‘. The Popes of Rome fulfill both definitions, as their teachings are contrary to Christ’s teachings. They have proclaimed to forgive sins, but only Christ can do that. They proclaim to provide salvation, but only Christ can do that.

    Popes have repeatedly claimed to be God. Friend, this can’t be any clearer.

    Pope Pius V blasphemed, “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” (2)

    Pope Innocent III said “We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.” (3)

    Pope Leo XIII declared, “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.” (4)

    The Popes claim the title of Vicar of Christ, which means “substitute Christ.”

    The word antichrist doesn’t just mean “against Christ“, it means “in place of Christ.”

    Pope Boniface VIII said “We declare, assert, define and pronounce to be subject to the Roman Pontiff is to every creature altogether necessary for salvation… I have the authority of the King of Kings. I am all in all, and above all, so that God Himself and I, the Vicar of Christ, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me but God?” (5)

    Pope Pius IX said, “I alone… am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (6)

    Pope Pius X declared, “The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself, under the veil of the flesh. Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ who is speaking, hence, when anyone speaks of the Pope, it is not necessary to examine but to obey.” (7)

    Pope Pius XII said, “…recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth.” (8)

    These blasphemous Papal proclamations oppose what Jesus told us in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

    Popes proclaim that Mary lived a sinless life and is the co-redeemer of salvation.

    Pope John Paul II said, “The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” (9)

    “The Church… been accustomed to have recourse to that most ready intercessor, her Mother Mary … For as St. Irenaeus says, she ‘has become the cause of salvation for the whole human race.‘” (10)

    Pope Pius XI said, “What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.” (11)

    Pope Benedict XV declared, “To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation . . that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ.” (12)

    “God has committed to her the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is his will, that we obtain everything through Mary.” (Pope Pius IX: Encycl., Ubi primum, February 2, 1849.) — [p. 12, number 12]

    “O Virgin most holy, none abounds in the knowledge of God except through thee; none, O Mother of God, obtains salvation except through thee, none receives a gift from the throne of mercy except through thee.” (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Adiutricem populi, September 5, 1895.) — [p. 12, no. 13]

    “If it is impossible to separate what God has united, it is also certain that you cannot find Jesus except with Mary and through Mary.” (Pope Pius X: Allocution to the Franciscans, November 12, 1910.) — [p. 14, no. 20]

    “Every day, as the Church herself recommends, priests will recite the Holy Rosary, which, by proposing for our meditation the mysteries of the Redeemer, leads us to Jesus through Mary.” (Pope Pius XII: Exhortation, Menti nostri, September 23, 1950) — [p. 14, no. 23]

    They proclaim that salvation is ONLY through the Roman Catholic Church.

    Pope Francis I said “You cannot find Jesus outside the Church.” (13)

    Pope Innocent III declares, “With our hearts we believe and with our lips we confess but one Church, not that of the heretics, but the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church, outside which we believe that no one is saved.” (14)

    Pope Boniface VIII said, “We declare, assert, define and pronounce to be subject to the Roman Pontiff is to every creature altogether necessary for salvation… I have the authority of the King of Kings. I am all in all, and above all, so that God Himself and I, the Vicar of Christ, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me but God?” (15)

    Pope Pius IX said, “It must be held by faith that outside the Apostolic Roman Church, no one can be saved;” (16)

    Pope Clement VI said, “No man outside obedience to the Pope of Rome can ultimately be saved. All who have raised themselves against the faith of the Roman Church, and died in final impenitence have been damned, and gone down to Hell.” (17)

    Pope Leo XII said, “We profess that there is no salvation outside the (Catholic) Church. …For the Church is the pillar and ground of the truth. With reference to those words Augustine says: `If any man be outside the Church he will be excluded from the number of sons, and will not have God for Father since he has not the Church for mother.’” (18)

    Acts 4:12 confirms that salvation is only through Jesus. “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/pope-quotes-verify-they-are-antichrist-son-of-perdition/

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