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THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Church of Rome is led by one man called the Pope. Papa in Italian and Father in English. This religious title is strictly forbidden by the New Testament. Therefore the apostle Peter could never have been the first Pope nor can the Bishop of Rome be his successor. Is the church of Rome biblical Christianity? What is her origin? Does she represent Jesus Christ?

POPE FRANCIS voted man of the year. Why? Because of his Jesuit oath sworn to poverty. But what they did not publish is, that he is also sworn to murder people with a smile. Just Google for the Jesuit oath.

To be sincere in changing the Roman church, pope Francis needs to begin giving up his role as the vicar of Christ on earth [Vicar is short for Vicarius Filli Dei adding up to the roman numerals to 666. [see here] the Anti-Christ.

Pope Francis renamed himself after Francis of Assisi who practiced the heresy of baptizing animals and giving them Christian names. Pope Francis needs to stop meddling in politics and renounce his popularity with the world because friendship with the world means enmity with God see James 4:4. The popes also practice spiritualism and foster friendship with 50 Million Charismatic and Pentecostals who also practice spiritualism.

After that he needs to help his church to give up the false doctrines of purgatory, Limbo and hell; the immortality of the soul which is the gate to spiritualism. Also, the forbidden practice of Necromancy, that is contacting the dead like Mother Mary of which God says have no part of anything done under the sun.—Eccle.9:5 So it is demons he is speaking to at night.

The role of Mary as the only Mediator between the sinner and God; the authority of priests to forgive sins; the worship or veneration of saints and Mother Mary which is idolatry.

 Pope Francis needs to restore the second of the Ten Commandments that forbids idolatry and the making of images as well as the fourth commandment that was stolen from Christ which would be the only true Lord’s Day.

Pope Francis needs to remove all the signs and images from pagan sun-worship such as the halo, the waver in the sun disc, the sun-monstrance and the day of the sun.

The prayer for the dead

Transubstantiation in the blasphemous Eucharist Mass, The Sale of indulgences and the giving of dispensation to the rich to keep on sinning.

The celibacy of priests, nuns, monks and popes; the wearing of idolatrous garments and recognize that every believer is a priest and not a special class.

Pope Francis should give up not only his Jesuit oath to murder, but also his claim that he is another god on earth by his tiara with the triple crowns. He needs to renounce all pagan doctrines such as Hell, Limbo and Purgatory which blaspheme the character of God and accept the blood of Jesus to cleanse him from sin and not the purging in purgatory.

Pope Francis needs to raise the Bible over tradition as a rule of faith and practice and doctrines and to correct the Ten Commandments as taught by the RCC. He needs to renounce the forbidden religious title as Papa or Father which identifies him as the biblical anti-Christ. And lastly, he needs to revert from sprinkling to the biblical mode of baptism by immersion which according to Romans chapter six symbolizing the burial of us into the watery grave with Christ and raise again to live a victorious life over self and sin, and as a real proof of change become baptized by immersion into one of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Rome.

 

CULTURE

Rome had no culture of its own. When the Roman Empire conquered the Greeks, Rome adopted Greek philosophy [Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle] and the state religion called Mithra. When pagan Rome evolved into papal Rome, the Roman Catholic church was born. The Roman Catholic church mixed both Christianity with Mithraism which does not square with the teachings of the Bible.

THE FIRST PERVERT

The apostle according to prophecy [Acts 20:30] said that after his death, people would pervert the teachings of the Bible. Justin Martyr, a philosopher came also from Greece and changed the simple Lord's supper into the most blasphemous Eucharist. In Mithraism, the Eucharist offered bread and wine to the sun god. Justin now claimed that the alcoholic wine now represented the blood of Jesus which would make it a drunken Jesus. The wafer is to this day still in the form of the round sun disc from sun worship.
This is the 'Sun Monstrance'. This was until recently, the most revert object of worship in the Roman Catholic church. Not so much in Protestant countries now. It is still to be seen in Roman Catholic Countries like Austria, Spain and south America.

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REVELATION 17
'And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment the great whore that is seated on many waters.' [verse1].

Pictured is a great religious Whore inside Christianity that claims to be the Mother church and has so corrupted herself that she prostituted all the New Testament teachings.
Question: “What is a Whore in the Bible”? Answer: “You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God!”.—James 4:4

Verse 2 tells us that she committed whoredom with the kings or rulers of this world. In order to please politicians, you have to lower the high standard of Christ and Christianity so that the world feels no enmity but friendship towards the Roman Catholic Church.

Question: “How did the Mother church do this? Answer: “By corrupting the teachings of the Bible.” A woman in the Bible refers to a church. A pure woman belongs to Christ and represents true Christianity. The apostle Paul wrote: “I have espoused you to one Husband that I may present you as a pure virgin.”—2.Corinthians 11:2

Question: “What does it mean that the whore is seated on many waters?” Answer: “Water represents masses or a sea of people [see Revelation 17:15] because the world is united against the true Christ but easily accepts a false and counterfeit Christ and Christians. The bigger the church, the closer she is to the world. Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church is always pictured with the Leaders of the world.

This corruption occurred very soon after Christianity was established. We know this from Paul’s writings who said: “For I know that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw disciples after them.”---Acts 20:29,30. The first of such a pervert was Justin Martyr, a doctor of philosophy. He corrupted the Lord's supper with the Eucharist.

1.] Roman Catholic Church leaders call themselves by the forbidden religious title of Father [Matthew 23:7]. [The priests of Mithraism were called Padre or Paternoster which is Father or our Father].
2.] Instead of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, she replaced it with ceremonies held in a dead language of Latin to spread darkness all around.
3.] Her leaders are called priests which are contrary to the Bible which calls 'all' believers priests.
4.] She invented canonizations in opposition to the Bible which calls all Believers ‘Saints’ because of the Holy Spirit which all Bible Believers must receive. [The apostle Paul in all his letters does not address us as 'you sinners' but as 'you saints'].
5.] The Bible brings every Believer to Christ individually and directly whereas the Church of Rome claims that Christ is in the sacraments and the wafer which is great blasphemy. So with, the papal Roman Catholic Church stops people from directly coming to Christ.
6.] She has done away with Baptism and prostituted it with sprinkling which has no meaning at all whereas the very word ‘Baptism’ means to plunge under or immerse and represents the death, burial and the resurrection of Christ with the newly baptized member who dies to sin and self and rises to walk in newness of life [Romans 6].
7.] Rome removed the second of the 10 Commandments which forbids images and statutes so she could start idolatry and worshipping humans instead of deity. Mary, the saints falsely so called. Adoration of these humans is idolatry.
8.] Because Romans worshipped the sun, they also wanted their own day of sun worship and so the Seventh day Sabbath of Christ and the 10 Commandments was removed and the day of idolatry put in its place still bearing this title today-Sunday. The first day of the week.
9.]  When the Romans conquered the Greek Empire, they also adopted the Greek philosophy and religion called Mithra and corrupted Christianity with it. Empowered by the state and the Devil 1.Thimothhy 4 and Acts 20:29,30 tells us that the Holy Spirit expressively speaks that in the latter times [which began back then see Hebrews 1:2] some shall depart from the faith, giving heed [or attention] to seducing spirits and doctrines [teachings] of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron.
Forbidding to marry and abstaining from meats [foods].  [1. Timothy 4:1-4]
Here we have it. Demonic Doctrines and forbidding their Nuns, Monks, and Priests to marry and abstain from meat on Fridays and bringing into Christianity pagan or demonic teachings. Acts 20:29,30 says that soon after Paul’s departing grievous wolves in sheep clothing would enter the fold not sparing the flock and speaking perverse things. No doubt, the inquisition murdered millions of true Christians who believed the Bible and refused the Roman heresies. Not sparing the flock is putting it mildly when they under Satan invented the most cruel and horrible torture methods on the rack and burned the Bible Believers at the stake blasphemously holding a cross in front of them.
Speaking perverse things and blasphemies. Justin Martyr was the first Greek philosopher living in Rome that did pervert the Lord’s Supper with the Eucharist taken directly from the new state religion of Mithra where they offered food and alcoholic wine to their sun god. That is why the church of Rome still uses alcohol that supposes to represent the pure blood of Jesus. In Mithraism the leaders were called Padre or Pater which means Father and that is why the church of Rome still name their priests Father and the chief priest Pope or Papa meaning chief father. They are wearing the idolatrous garments of Mithraism to this very day including the Miter or fish hat.
Other Dr.'s of Rome that doctored the Christian biblical teachings are Ignatius
, Barnabas, Irenaeus, Clement, Tertullian and Augustine. Historians tell us that their writings are of doubtful origin. These are the builders of the church of Rome. The Roman Catholic church was in control of the fallen Roman empire and so controlled all writers who in fear of the rack and the stake would not dare but write in favor of the that church.

Perverts
The apostle wrote that soon after his departure, grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock       Also of your own self shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.---Acts 20:29,30.
The first pervert of the early church Fathers was Justin Martyr who perverted the simple Lord's supper into the blasphemous Eucharist and promoted the day of the sun.

Maybe the greatest Pervert was Irenaeus who introduced Mariology:

Note the following quotations from the Vatican II Council: "As St. Irenaeus says, she being obedient, BECAME THE CAUSE OF SALVATION for herself and for the whole human race. Hence not a few of 'the early Fathers' gladly assert with him in their preaching ... 'death through Eve, LIFE THROUGH MARY.' This UNION OF THE MOTHER WITH THE SON IN THE WORK OF SALVATION is made manifest from the time of Christ's virginal conception up to his death" (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap. 8, II, 56, pp. 380-381).


10.] The use of candles, prayer book, rosary beads and hell, purgatory, limbo, penance, are also of pagan origin.
The halo and wafer of the mass in the shape of the sun disc as well as the sun monstrance is directly related to the idolatrous sun worship.
11. The forgeries such as the donation of Constantine claiming that the Pope is the successor of Peter and that God gave them liberty to adulterate the truth with error and falsehood. Blasphemously claiming that the Pope is Gods rep here on earth taking the place of the Holy Spirit.
12.]Because of all this, the Protestant Reformers recognized in the Papal system, the very Anti-Christ or Counterfeit Christ. But today, in their darkness and apostasy into which Protestantism has sunk, they no longer believe this and as a result God has sent them the promised strong delusion of 2.Thessalonians 2 so that they now believe a lie. Protestantism has accepted what they once despised and fought against. They use to protest the falsehoods of the church of Rome. Protestantism had retained many of the errors of Rome such as the false baptism and the false Sabbath day as well as the pagan view of God that he delights in torturing His wayward children forever in hell.
13.] The state of the dead. The Bible declares that when you die, you are truly dead. The Devil in the garden of Eden told Eve the lie that when you die you are not really dead and this lie is being repeated in Christian pulpits and most pagan religions. But this doctrine has been the Devil’s way of deception. Spiritualism is the forbidden art of Necromancy when the Pope and others speak to the supposedly departed dead people like Mother Mary they are speaking directly to demons.
14.] Papal Rome forbade and burned the Bible during the dark ages. There is no love for God, His holy book nor can they love their enemies.
15.] A state-church is by its very name and nature an enemy of God [James 4:4; Revelation 17].

16.] The second angel of Revelation 14 warns About the Wine of Babylon
Rev.14:8 Babylon is said to be the Mother of harlots. [All brothels have an elderly experienced whore looking after the young girls.] By her daughters must be symbolized churches that cling to her doctrines and traditions, and follow her example of sacrificing the truth and approval of God, in order to form an unlawful alliance with the world. The message of Revelation 14, announcing the fall of Babylon must apply to religious bodies that were once pure and have become corrupt. GC 382,383.

Note that friendship with the world is enmity with God [James 4:4]. Her recent scandals proves that the Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church is empowered from below and not from above.

What is the Wine?
Her false doctrines. The Roman Catholic Church has given the world a false Sabbath of the fourth commandment and many more like we listed above in our opening statements. Recently we heard the pope saying that the second Vatican council was a mistake and Protestants are also saying that Reformation was also a mistake. There seems to be no end to the apostasy and compromising.
If we turn from the testimony of God’s word, and accept false doctrines because our fathers taught them, we fall under the condemnation pronounced upon Babylon; we are drinking of the wine of her abominations. GC 536,537.[Great Controversy]

Instead of living by faith alone, papal Rome believes Gnosticism where you live by sight. All around you remains you of what you suppose to believe because you can touch it. Statues, images, shrines, pilgrimages and even prayers are printed for you in a book.
Greek philosophy has replaced God’s light.

Let us take heed of the warnings of Christ: “In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Matthew 15:9.

In Daniel 7:25 the papal little horn that grew exceedingly is said to have the eyes of a man. This means that he sees it all with human understanding.

In Ephesians 1:17,18 it speaks of the eyes of understanding wisdom and Revelations as God gives us.
The New Testament scriptures in Hebrews 9:24 says that Jesus is not entered into the holy places made with hands [earthly Sanctuary], which are the figures of the true [the heavenly sanctuary]; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
Papal Rome is pictured in Daniel chapters seven and eight as the little horn power that exalts itself unto heaven and took away Christ’s sacrifice and cast down His sanctuary. Daniel 8:11
The sanctuary here on earth taught the complete plan of Salvation in a passion play fashion in great detail. Because the church of Rome substituted Christ’s heavenly priesthood with a counterfeit priesthood of their own, that Protestantism today denies that such a sanctuary even exists in Heaven.

Soon as the 1260 days of year’s prophecy ended in 1798a.d and the papal power was broken by Napoleon, Protestantism stopped their protest and started to go back to Rome.
Just as the papacy cast down the sanctuary truth, the first angel in Revelation 14:6 announces the beginning of God’s final hour of judgment and ask the whole world to come back and worship the creator God and not evolution as the church of Rome teaches. The first angel is quoting directly from the 4th of the 10 Commandments where the Seventh Day Sabbath of the Lord Jesus [Mark 2:28;Rev1:10] the true Lord’s day has been supplanted by a counterfeit day from sun- worship.
The hour of God’s judgment began in 1844 A.D. at the end of the 2300 day of years when Jesus our great high Priest in the heavenly Sanctuary began officially the investigative judgment also known to the Jews as Yom Kippur or the day of the final Atonement. At the cross Jesus atoned for our sins, but now in the final atonement, he makes the at-one-ment with us. The means that in Revelation 14:12 those who heeded the warning of all the three angels are now keeping all of the 10 Commandments of God as they are seen in the heavenly Sanctuary of the most holy place and the presence of God.
Those who rejected the first angel of Revelation 14 could not be benefited by the successive 2nd and 3rd angel’s messages and are left in utter darkness. Their compromising will end up stockpiling their sins [Rev18] and receiving the strong delusion promised by God Himself found in 2.Thessalonians 2 to all those who prefer a lie and error in place of biblical truth.
The beast "was not" is the phase when religion and state are separated and people have religious freedom. But the woman (Catholicism and Protestantism) mount the beast and recombine the state with religion for a last show of religious force and intolerance.

The greatest of all blasphemies by the church of Rome [Italy] is the Mess by which it is claimed that the priests become the creators of the Creator Jesus Christ by turning the little round sun disc into the actual living body of Christ. Roman Catholic priests claim that their priesthood is from the Old Testament. This is untrue. The O.T. priests wore white garments and not the scarlet and purple colors described to her in Revelation chapter 17. The priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church is of Mithraism.
 

Peter_Pope?
"In A.D. 58 Paul wrote to the Romans, but does not mention Peter. In Romans 1:11, he wants to impart special gifts, and in Romans 1:15 he is ready to preach there. He sends greetings to twenty-seven persons, but none to Peter.
"In 61 Paul is conveyed a prisoner to Rome, and certain brethren go to meet him, but not Peter.
"At Rome Paul writes to the Galatians, and mentions Peter, but not as being there or as having been pontiff there for twenty years [as the Roman Catholic Church claims].
"The Epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon were all written from Rome; but while others are mentioned as sending messages, or as being associated with Paul, Peter is never once mentioned.
"From Rome also Paul's last letter is written (the Second Epistle to Timothy). He says, 'At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me' (2 Timothy 4:16). So that if Peter were Bishop of Rome he enjoyed an immunity which was not accorded to Paul, and is guilty of having forsaken the great apostle.
"And, finally, in this very Epistle, written from Rome immediately before his martyrdom, Paul says, 'Only Luke is with me' (2 Timothy 4:11). This is conclusive.
"So Paul had written to Rome, he had been in Rome, and at the end he writes from Rome, and not only never once mentions Peter, but declares, 'Only Luke is with me.'"
While it is possible that Peter visited Rome briefly at some point, the biblical record testifies conclusively that he was not the bishop of the church at Rome.
See also "Peter vs. the Popes."
1. There is no evidence that Peter was in Rome (Romans 16), and there is no evidence in the New Testament that there was anything special about the congregation at Rome, but the popes rule in Rome and claim that it is the "mother church." Peter's first epistle was written from Babylon, not from Rome, and the popes' claim that "Babylon" stands for Rome is mere conjecture. The biblical evidence that Peter was not a leader in the church at Rome is overwhelming. Paul wrote TO the church at Rome in A.D. 58, but though he mentions 27 people by name, he does not mention Peter. That would have been an inexcusable affront if Peter had been the pope at Rome. Later, Paul writes FROM Rome to the Galatians, the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians, and to Philemon, but not once does he mention that Peter is in Rome. In 2 Timothy 4:16 Paul said that no man stood with him and all forsook him when he answered his charges. Where was Pope Peter? The fact is that Peter was not a pope and he was not in Rome.
2. Peter was married (Matthew 8:14), but the popes cannot marry.
3. Peter said Holy Scripture is the sure Word of God and to this alone we are to give heed (2 Peter 1:19-21), but the popes say we are also to heed their uninspired traditions.
4. Peter warned of false teachers who would make merchandise of God's people (2 Peter 2:1-3), but the popes have not feared to sell their masses and their prayers and their indulgences.
5. Peter said baptism is a figure, a symbol, and that it is not water which saves us, but the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:21), but the popes say that baptism itself brings salvation and that it is not merely symbolic.
6. Peter refused worship (Acts 10:25-26), but the popes have accepted honor and bowings and kissings which border on worship and have allowed themselves to be treated almost as gods.
7. Peter taught that salvation is strictly through the righteousness of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:1), but the popes claim that their sacraments are also necessary for salvation.
8. Peter taught against hierarchicalism, warning the pastors against "being lords over God's heritage" (1 Peter 5:1-4), and Peter mentioned no church office other than that of the elder; but the popes have set up a system of ecclesiastical lordship over the churches, and have added many offices which are never mentioned in the New Testament.
9. Peter taught that the only priesthood in the New Testament dispensation is the High priesthood of Jesus Christ and the general priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:9), but the popes say that their "church" has a special priesthood which is ordained to distribute sacraments.
10. Peter taught that Jesus Christ is the rock upon which the church is founded (1 Peter 2:4-8), but the popes say that Peter was the rock.
11. Peter taught that men are born again through the Word of God (1 Peter 1:23), but the popes say that men are born again through baptism.
12. Peter taught that Christ has "once suffered for sins" (1 Peter 3:18), and "bare our sins in his own body on the tree" (1 Peter 2:24); but the popes say that Christ is sacrificed anew in each mass and that having Jesus Christ and his cross is not enough, that a believer also needs the Roman Catholic Church and its sacraments and priesthood.
13. Peter taught that the believer has a living hope, that he has an inheritance reserved in heaven, and that he is kept by the power of God (1 Peter 1:2-5); but the popes say that a believer cannot know for sure that he has a home in heaven.
14. Peter taught that the believer is not to be a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or a busybody in other men's matters (1 Peter 4:15); but the popes have been all of these things.
See also "Was Peter the Bishop of Rome?"
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Because the Protestant Reformers United declared the Papal See to be the very Anti-Christ as pictured in 2.Thessalonians chapter 2 as the power that is seated in God's church claiming to be god. The pope has a triple crown [The Tiara] by which he supposedly be the king of heaven, earth and the lower region [hell]. The second most glaring I.D. that the Pope is the antichrist of 2.Thessaloinians 2, is his claim of "INFALLIBILITY" which is the sole prerogative of God.
Also because the pope and the Roman Catholic church fits the picture of the little horn in Daniel 7:25 that put itself above God by claiming the power to change the very holy law of God.

The Roman Catholic Church commissioned the Jesuit priest Luis de Alcazar with the Counter-reformation teaching called "Pretorism" which directed away from Rome as the Ant-Christ to an ancient Persian king by name of Antiochus Epiphanes. But because many of the identifying marks in the biblical book of Daniel did not fit to squarely and the fact that Jesus prophesied that this anti-christ was still in the future of Jesus time here on earth. So the Roman Catholic Church commissioned another Jesuit priest by the name of Francisco Ribera to come up with a better formula to direct the anti-christ stigma away from the church of Rome.

Ribera invented "Futurism" which contradicts his predecessor Alcazar by pointing very far into the future instead of the past. Both Pretorism and Futurism has now been fully accepted in one form or another by the "fallen" Protestants. Ribera's scenario of the secret rapture, the rebuilding of the Jewish temple at Jerusalem was enhanced by English Protestant John Nelson Darby and his "Dispensationalism" so popular today with Protestants. A certain M.M.M. Miss Margaret MacDonald received vision of a twofold coming of Christ [rapture] that is unbiblical.
Ribera also split the completed prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 where he takes that last prophetic week of literal seven years and projected it 2000 years ahead into the future.

Revelation 13 speaks of the sea beast with the name of blasphemy that inherited all the features of her previous beasts or kingdom outlined in the book of Daniel. It speaks of a deadly wound which was inflicted by Protestantism and later by Napoleon arresting the Pope in Rome. Revelation 13 gives us the exact time of 42 month or 1260 days of prophetic time in which that power had absolute control, namely from 538 A.D to 1798 A.D. making it exactly 1260 years. The Bible says in Revelation 2:10 that the tribulation would last for 10 days. This is exactly 10 prophetic years as the persecution of Diocletian is confirmed by historians.

But of greater concern is fallen Protestant America that will make an image to the first beast by introducing a boycott [Rev.13:16,17] to deny the necessities of life unless we conform to the false worship of the first beast, the Roman Catholic Church.

Because the Protestant Churches have rejected God's Three Angels Messages send to them in 1844 A.D. that God promised the strong delusion of 2.Thessalonians 2 so that they now believe a lie. It would have saved them from being deceived and blinded by Rome's counter-reformation teachings. The false fire coming down in the sight of men and not God, is the counterfeit Holy Spirit as cloven tongues of fire in Acts 2. Revelation 13:13 shows them as false miracles.
The Three Angels Messages of Revelation would restore their lawlessness to the commands of God and the faith of Jesus [Revelation 14:6-12; 12:17]. The coming boycott and tribulation is God's way of forcing us all to make decisions for or against the truth of the Bible. The deadly wound of the first beast [Revelation 13], the Roman Catholic Church, is indeed healed again.
Pope Benedict's last assertion claims that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church, makes the document "Protestants and Catholics working together" a fake document. Go and visit Roman Catholic countries and observe all the rites, ceremonies and processions that nothing has changed. The only time when they will work together, is when Protestant America will force the Sunday law boycott of Revelation 13 onto the entire world making an image to the Roman Catholic Church which has done the same thing before during the Dark Ages.

The Roman Catholic church cannot be the Mother Church. Which Mother would burn her children? Or even worse, under Satan invented the most horrible torture methods such as the rack to tear people to pieces. God does not use force, the Devil does. The Gospel of the Good News that Jesus the Son of God died for our sins is by invitation only. Those who use force are rapists! You cannot force love!!! Babylon is unreformable. Gods invitation is to come out of her my people because her sins have reached unto heaven [Revelation 18].

The New Testament gives a vivid example. When the people of Samaria rejected Jesus, His disciples were quick at asking Him, Lord, you want us to call fire down to destroy them? How did Jesus answer? Jesus said you do not know what spirit you are made of. So it is with the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, they do not know that they have the wrong kind of spirit. In fact Revelation 13:2 tells us that it is the Dragon that gives them his power, seat and  great authority and not God. That great authority and seat was of course the Roman Empire and the seat of the Caesars. More cruel than he was. Giving her that power again today, she would repeat the most terrible persecution and the inquisition. She has not and will not change as the Pope Benedict recently confirmed.  She is anti- or counterfeit Christ just as Protestantism had always confirmed.

The affront to God is that the Roman Catholic Church claimed authority to change the very holy law of God's Ten Commandments and led the world into false worship. She removed the second which for bids images and statutes so she could start idolatry and her false Sabbath leads the world into sin.

Protestantism has been deceived by the Roman Catholic Church with the Counter Reformation teachings of Pretorism and Futurism and especially through the forbidden religious titles of ancient church "Fathers". No one during the middle ages dared to write anything against the Roman Catholic Church because she was in full control of everything. Not even Historians were allowed to write anything with out the permission of the Roman Catholic Church.

Jesus Himself pointed forward to the abomination of Rome and backward to the prophecies of Daniel for its fulfillment and explanation [Matthew 24:15]. "Out of the four winds [directions] came the little horn" said Daniel 8:8,9. Not out the four horns. This power would make war with the saints and prevailed against them; until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom."-Daniel 7:21,22.

Antiochus Epiphanes is long dead, but the Papacy is still in existence which prevailed and murdered Millions during the middle or dark ages and will continue as the Bible says until the day of judgment.
Antiochus never changed Gods times and laws, but the Papal See did. This power of the Roman Catholic Church ended in 1798 A.D. with Napoleon, but it was not until 1844 A.D. when Protestants recovered the heavenly Temple and its cleansing that was for so long trodden under foot by papal Rome.

Another element of the Roman church is her involvement with the occult. But if you are looking for the number 666 on the pope's hat, you are looking in vain. He is not that stupid to openly identify himself as the Anti-Christ publicly. The Tiara you are looking for dating from the middle ages have been confiscated by Napoleon's army in 1798 A.D., dismantled and the jewels sold. However, You will find the words "Vicarious Filii Dei" in the forgery [by their own admission] called "The donation of Constantine." And these words add up to 666 using the Roman numerals. The Pope has admitted that he practices the forbidden art of Necromancy, contacting dead Mother Mary which is really performed by Satan the arch- deceiver.

Nunneries and Cloisters are also of pagan origin and have no place in the Holy Word of GOD. The doctrine of life after death also comes from Greek Philosophy as well as eastern religions. The Bible says that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and if we defile it, him or her will GOD destroy [1.Corinthins 3:17]. Destroy does not mean eternal life in hell.

Sprinkling Babies
The Roman Catholic Church when in absolute power, made state laws under the penalty of death if you did not rush a new born baby to the priest to be sprinkled. Lutherans in Germany also promoted it. The Bible says that child is clean [saved and not defiled by original sin] through a single believing Parent [1.Corinthians 7:14] which exposes this Catholic and Protestant doctrine as phony.

Christianity demands a quality of living which can be and will be achieved only by heartfelt Christians who have truly died with Christ to sin and risen with Him to newness of life. One cannot expect persons, merely because they have been dipped in infancy, to show forth the excellency that was in Christ Jesus, and baptism ought not to be given to babies because it is not a sign of membership in a Christian society, not a rite of initiation, but a visible token of that inward 'regeneration' which has already taken place.

In baptism, declared the apostle Paul, we die and rise with Christ and this experience cannot come at birth, but only through an adult conversion and commitment. Those alone who had this experience constitute the church and all others still belong in the world even though an ocean of water had been poured over them. Infant baptism consequently is no baptism at all, but only " a dipping in the Romish bath."

The bottom line is, if the Roman Catholic Church would call sin by its right name, they would no longer be popular with the world.

The Good News of the Gospel is that the soul that sins must die, but the free gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ GOD's only begotten Son. [Eph.2:8-10]. The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize salvation as a free gift.

For further study you may want to see "The Origin of Sunday."

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