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Nice work. A lot of great content. There was a very good video made by John Spirit on Paul electing himself as a 13th apostle, he proved otherwise using the bible verses just as you do.
Peace and cheers!
As we kNow there really only is Now. You've woN when you kNow that there owNly is NOW!
Moon Moon Eye 3rd Eye god 69 yin yang
Mon-Key is in the middle of the zodiac. aMoN. Alpha to Omega. Amen to that!
The little prince is a young star (youngster) that will pass through MaMa right through the Throne-Crystaline Sea to become WaWa, what is not Water.
Thank you all for this enlightening discussion. One commandment proves who is closer to God- the one who loves their neighbor as themselves as Jesus commanded. I have die hard Catholic relatives and fired up Pentecostals. Funerals are a mess due to different ways of having a relationship with our creator. I sensed some bitterness, mockery, disdain, and self gloating coming off some statements here. I'm convinced Noel has the cleaner heart. Stay humble God lovers! Even I know not to make image of whats above! Let alone asking clay to pray for me.
Greetings just wanting to say u believing that someone died for your sins or that u were born in sin is not true also....because that also is an invention of the Catholic church
The Scriptures are clear about original sin. "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Romans 5:12). Adam brought sin into the world. All of humanity was in Adam and so all of His offspring are born in his likeness (Genesis 5:3) after the flesh (John 3:6). So the Psalmist could say, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." (Psalm 51:5) Job made this quite clear. "Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one." (Job 14:4)
This was the reason that Christ died for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Read Isaiah 53:1-12
I doing some research about the Roman Catholic Church. It has all the hallmarks about it being the Whore of Revelation. Its daughters are the Protestants and the Orthodox. They all practice Idolatry. I was raised as a Catholic and been thought by Jesuits.
The second Commandment is very clear, no statues or images of heaven. Look at both the Exodus and Deuteronomy versions. No amount of interpretation or twisting things can set things right. After the first point in the 2nd Commandment, one should not serve it, and not bow down to it. Pope Francis and other popes and bishops do precisely these 3 points, proving that they disobey it perfectly.
Check out my letter to priests here:- https://100777.com/spiritual/lettertoparishpriest
Noel, don't be too concerned with the comments made by Anna, because she is only regurgitating what she has been taught but never bothered to question her teachers. It is no different than the resistance Jesus encountered, when he tried to teach the Truth to the scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees. They refused to listen, and most refuse to listen today, and I could say the same about most denominations. Jesus never collected money, and there is not one verse in Scripture to support the act, even though most use I Corinthians 16:2 to justify their collections. The verse in the KJV is poorly translated, and I advise many to read the Koine Greek for themselves. Furthermore, I advise them to read I Corinthians 16:1, because Paul told them to do as he had prescribed/ordered the churches at Galatia, but when you read the book of Galatians, money is not mentioned once, but many other Godly teachings are prescribed.
The RCC has a net worth (as best I can attempt to determine) of over 1.5 "trillion" dollars and is continuing to grow like a cancer. They even found some accounts in European banks a few months ago that contained billions of Euros, and the RCC was unaware that the accounts even existed, so the value of the RCC is probably even greater, and they continue to collect money. If you read Matthew 8:20 and Luke 9:58, Jesus didn't even have a place to lay His head, and there is not one verse in Scripture where Jesus ever collected money. He performed countless miracles for those who simply asked and believed in Him. He never even asked them if they had been to the synagogue on the sabbath, but He did tell them to do as the law of Moses required. I could go on for hours, but why bother. Most don't want to hear the Truth, and the Truth is that religion today is big business and big money, but there is no verse in Scripture which states that God sent His Son into this world to provide jobs for people, and if those who "preach" aren't paid, they seek other employment or a more lucrative denomination. We are God's "slaves", not His employees. He already gives us everything, but most appreciate nothing, unless is involves money.
The biggest hoax the RCC ever perpetrated on the Church was the fourth century man-made doctrine of the holy trinity, and over 90% of "Christians" still believe and teach it today. They don't bother to "study" Scripture or history, because if they did, they would find the Truth. Jesus never said He was God, and most of those who advocate the "trinity" never bother to read John 10:29 or 14:28. Most don't even understand what God spoke into existence on the first day of Creation in Genesis 1:3, and it is important to understand who or what the "Light" is, or much of Scripture will remain in darkness, even to those who seek its hidden treasures. God has no desire for us mere humans to remain ignorant of His Word, and He certainly never authored confusion. As I told a RCC priest a few days ago, who apparently doesn't understand Revelation 1:6 or 5:10, that Scripture contains only one true interpretation, but men have concocted many misinterpretations, which continue to hinder those who should be seeking Truth, knowledge, and wisdom of God's Word. After all, there is a reason the Parakletos will remain with us forever, as John so wrote in John 14, 15, and 16, but if we don't "read" and "study" diligently, how is it even possible to learn, because we have our annointing, as John also wrote in I John 2:27, but we cannot find It if we do not seek It.
Damon, let me assure you that I am concerned about the comments made by Anna otherwise I would not have commented back to her. Furthermore, I am concerned about you also as you appear to be on a path that runs parallel with Anna, rather than in the other direction.
There are many cults that hold the same view as you regarding the deity of Christ and the Trinity. Jehovah Witness, Unitarians, United Pentecostal, Muslim, Orthodox Judaism, etc. There are many Scriptures that clearly teach these doctrines, but wherever the Scriptures refute your position you say the KJV is a bad translation. Now I am not a Greek Scholar, but I doubt very much that you are either. As for the 54 men involved in producing the KJV, they were Scholars. Most of them were not only fluent in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic but also Latin and other oriental languages that the Scriptures had been translated into. And we all have easy access to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance if we want to dig a little deeper into the original texts, but at the end of the day, I would take their translation in a heartbeat over yours.
Your misinterpretation of light in Genesis 1 is totally out of context. Verse 1 reads, "In the beginning God (Elohim; plural, literally Gods) created the heaven and the earth" Here, Jesus, the Word of God, spoke the time, space and matter of the universe into being. The earth was the building blocks from which God made all things but on day one, "the earth was without form, and void" (v. 2). It was unformed and unfilled. God then created light which is the most basic form of energy. The sun was created on day 4 but God does not need a sun to have light, and setting the earth in motion began the sequence of day and night. The subsequent days of Creation He began to shape and form and fill His creation. It is really that simple. "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth...For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." (Psalm 33:6, 9)
No interpretation is required. You will be far better off taking the text in its plain sense rather than forcing your interpretation on the Scriptures as you will get it wrong every time.
Rather than going into great detail here on some of the doctrines you brought up, check the home page heading of Jehovah Witness. There are several articles there that reflect the belief that I have on the deity of Christ and the Trinity. I repaired some of the links that were not working.
I will leave you with this thought. When the devil came tempting Christ to worship him, Jesus replied, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." (Matthew 4:10) Now all through the NT there are many who worshipped Jesus and He never rebuked them.
When John was on the Isle of Patmos receiving the Revelation, John fell at an angels "feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God..." (Revelation 19:10) And the Scriptures teach, "let all the angels of God worship him" (Hebrews 1:6), that is, Jesus Christ. And all throughout the Revelation, we never find Jesus Christ among those worshipping God, rather He is upon the throne with His Father being worshipped by His people.
So, either Jesus Christ was a hypocrite to receive worship or else He was God. I believe He is the "Almighty God" (Genesis 17:1, Revelation 1:8), "God with us" (Matthew 1:23), for "God was manifest in the flesh" (1 Timothy 3:16), the only wise God and our Creator, Redeemer and Saviour, Jesus Christ.!
Damon, I see that you also lay strong emphasis on the statements made by my Lord, "My Father is greater than all" (John 10:29), and, "My Father is greater than I" (John 14:28), to support your Socinian view, not only here but also in your private email to me.
But if our Lord was only a man, what need was there that He should tell us this? What should we think of any mere mortal who should stand up in our midst, and deliberately tell us that the Eternal Father is greater than he? Should we not question his sanity? Or should we not look upon the very comparison as a blasphemy?
For what can justify a creature in such a virtual likening of himself to God? We are compelled to the conclusion that there must have been some other element in our Lord's nature, besides the human, which warranted Him in making so remarkable a statement. What danger was there that we should fail to recognize the superiority of the Eternal Father to the man Christ Jesus, if the latter was no more than a man?
These words, generally supposed to be a stronghold of Unitarianism, are, in truth, an indirect testimony to the orthodox faith. For what comparison can there be between the Creator and a mere creature, between Infinity and one who is "less than nothing and vanity"?
To whomever wrote this article: you are greatly misguided. I am a Roman Catholic from a family of Roman Catholics that have been Catholics since the Germans converted. You must be a protestant, because of the way you denounce the eucharist and stuff. How dare you? I am not one bit saddened or changed by your article. Scratch that. Due to your article, I have thus become more zealous and filled with a holy rage. You're probably just misguided due to the fact that five hundred years ago, our Pope made the wrong decision. We regret that. He was placed there by some important family like the Medici. If you have to blame someone, blame them. But you are probably not even paying attention to this and only looking for the bad parts that can be disproven with the scripture. That being said, I am adding scriptural references to prove my points to you. Whatever protestant sect you are in, you guys are clueless. This is not what Jesus wanted.f
Here are the reasons in which you are wrong about my apostolic faith:
The Catholics celebrate the Eucharist because of this quote from the Holy Bible (this is not in the apocrypha, so you should know this as well)-"While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said,'Take this, all of you, and eat; for this is my Body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me.' Then, he took a cup, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying,'Take this, all of you, and drink; for this is my Blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.'"(Luke 22:19-20). We have the Eucharist in Jesus' memory, carrying on the traditions of his disciples. We do not eat real flesh and blood. That is backwards and wrong. We only eat bread and wine, like Jesus GAVE HIS OWN DISCIPLES, SYMBOLICALLY CALLING IT HIS FLESH AND BLOOD. The Aztecs have nothing to do with this. They created COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, albeit backwards, disturbing, and disgusting ways. There was never any contact between the Aztecs and the Christian world until Cortez came and rightfully destroyed the Aztec empire. Also the crescent thingy in the monstrance was not a symbol of a heathen god; it was a HOLDER for the Eucharist. You probably think that we are the biblical whore and Dragon, right? Well you're wrong.
2:Idols and Church:
We Catholics go to church every sunday to show our dedication to Christ. We do NOT venerate stupid idols. We make images of the saints and of Mary and Jesus. Did you ever draw a picture of your father when you were a child? How about your mother? or a friend? That's the same idea: we create art dedicated to our Holy Mother and Jesus, and the Saints (who are our friends in Christ). When we pray, it's like asking God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to help. When we "pray to the saints", we are asking for their prayers. Have you ever asked your friends for help with a hard task, or to be by your side in times of trouble? I doubt you even thought to do so. You probably thought it was your definition of praying. Our prayers are direct questions for God to answer, whereas when we pray to saints, we ask them to pray to God for/with us.
Mary was mother of God incarnate, and thus mother of all. We respect this. She is sometimes God's messenger, and appears to various people to tell them something important. God visiting the people while appearing as himself would effectively blind and burn people (stated throughout the old testament and the Transfiguration), so he sends the saints, keyly Mary, to tell people what he has to say.
The "idol" you mentioned was never even meant to look like "Isis and her son" or any other idol. The only resemblance is that they are mother and child. Unlike the idols, THEY ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD GOD AND THUS TRULY LOVED EACH OTHER LIKE A GOOD MOTHER AND CHILD!
And for the last time: WE. DO. NOT. WORSHIP. MARY. AS. A. GODDESS. We respect her like a queen.
My rant is growing stale, so I'd better wrap it up. In a nutshell: we Catholics are not pagans. We are an apostolic church founded by Saint Peter himself; Our priests trace their training all the way back to Saint Peter, who was trained by Jesus, who is God incarnate. Same goes for all other apostolic churches (such as the Coptics, Armenians, Ethiopians, Malabar, Orthodox, et cetera.). Don't mess with us. We trace our priests' training back to essentially God Himself.
May the Lord guide you in the right direction. May all the Saints pray for the conversion of your sadly mistaken soul.
Thank you. I forgive you for writing this offensive article. Now that I've found out this site, I might just block this IP address. I pity you.
Anna, I too have a Roman Catholic heritage and do not write from an ignorance of the teachings and practices of the RCC. I was 30 years a Roman Catholic, but reading of the Bible for myself, and comparing it with the teachings of the Magisterium (Catechisms, Vatican II, Council of Trent, the Daily Missals, etc.) compelled me that I could no longer continue in the teachings and practices of the Roman institution, which are so contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles.
I used to sound just like you, trying to convince many that Peter was the first pope and that the RCC is the one true and infallible apostolic church as I was taught by its priests. I do not belong to any protestant sect, I am a member of the body of Christ, which is the church (Colossians 1:18, 24), and Jesus Christ is the head of His church (Ephesians 5:23), not some pope.
I do not think that the RCC is the whore of Revelation 17 as most of the protestant reformers thought. No, she is not the MOTHER of harlots. However, I would liken her to Israel of the OT, who against the Word of God turned from God and the teachings of the Scriptures and enjoined themselves to the practices of the heathen nations round about them and thus became a harlot. Babylon was the MOTHER of Harlots who spawned the nations that were scattered around the whole world in their own language, bringing with them the false religion that was there produced by Nimrod and his minions.
I will respond to your 3 points in the next replies.
It sounds like you are a very bad Catholic. Indeed, the bread and wine are simply emblems of His broken body and shed blood for the forgiveness of sins. But this is not what the Catholic church teaches. Have you not ever wondered why the priest says at his incantation in the Mass, Father, we bring you these gifts. We ask you to make them holy by the power of your Spirit, that they may become the body and blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, at whose command we celebrate the eucharist."
What you need to do is look up for yourself the RCC's teaching on "transubstantiation". I could quote you hundreds of official teachings by the RCC which I have on my bookshelf that say that the Eucharist is changed into the real body and blood of Christ, under the appearance of bread and wine, and may be worshipped and adored and bowed down to with the same veneration of God Almighty.
I should remind you also, if you do not believe this, you are damned to hell by your church. "If anyone denies that in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist are contained truly, really and substantially the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ, but says that He is in it only as a sign, or figure or force, let him be anathema." (Council of Trent) Which by the way, is confirmed by pope John Paul II in the most current catechism of the RCC.
2:Idols and Church:
First of all, trying to contact the spirits of the departed is called necromancy and is strictly condemned in the Bible. "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a NECROMANCER. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD" (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Furthermore, if this was true, would we not find at least one example of any of the apostles praying "to the saints"? Just one? No not one!
Secondly, the Mass itself is the worship of idols. Think with me for a moment. The second commandment reads thus, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them..." (Exodus 20:4-5)
Now on the third day God created all forms of trees and grass (Genesis 1:9-13). Bread is made from wheat that God created. Now in the RCC, the baker has taken this wheat, ground it into flour and formed it into wafers, and like Aaron of old, "fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it ... they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt" (Exodus 32:4).
The Mass is the same form of idolatry. Like the Babylonish religion of old, they "changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things... Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." (Romans 1:23-25).
The Mass is just an old pagan ritual wrapped up in Christian garb. In "Prescott's Mexico", he recorded eyewitness accounts of a pagan ritual among the Aztecs that was astonishingly similar to the "Sacrifice of the Mass". He said, "they witnessed a religious rite which reminded them of Christian communion. On these occasions, an image of the tutelary deity of the Aztecs was made of the flour of maize, mixed with blood, and after consecration by the priests, was distributed among the people, who, as they ate it, "showed signs of humiliation and sorrow, declaring it was the flesh of the diety!" (Prescott's Mexico, Volume II, p. 389, 1898)
Sadly, this is what the catholic church teaches, that bread, which God created, is made into their god, all the while under the appearance of bread that can be eaten and digested into the toilet. Yet the Scriptures teach us that "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things" (Acts 17:24-25). God clearly does not dwell in the wafers of man's making.
It is yet, not too late to repent and turn to God for forgiveness and pardon of sin. Believe the Gospel, that Christ died for your sins, He was buried, and rose again from the dead, and trust in Him alone, and you shall receive the gift of everlasting life. Trusting in your idols will only end in death, that is, eternal separation from your Creator and God who loves you so.
There is too much to speak on the subject of the Roman Catholic Mary so I have posted it in an article that can be read here: http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/romancatholic/anothermary.html
The Bible warns us that there would be false apostles. "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11:13-14)
These false apostles would also preach "another Jesus". "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." (2 Corinthians 11:3-4)
They would also preach "another gospel". "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:6-8)