People by the millions have been bamboozled, and hoodwinked, by the modern day “unity” with the Roman Catholic church, and that it downright scary. I was saved out of the Roman Catholic system back in 1989, and I can assure you that the Roman Catholic church preaches a gospel that is NOT the gospel of Jesus Christ! You do NOT have to consult with the deceived and bewitched pastors, and preachers of today to learn the truth about Rome. You simply have to search the scriptures for yourselves like the Bereans did, and you will find their teachings to be absolutely false.
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:10-11
If a pastor, preacher or evangelist has been truly PLANTED of the Lord, then that same pastor, preacher or evangelist is going to stand against any false gospel that will lead the sheep astray. If a pastor, preacher or evangelist is telling you that the Roman Catholic church is a legitimate Christian church, then they are surely not a “planting” of the Lord, and they have already been seduced by the doctrines of the devil himself.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” 1Timothy 4:1
Millions of so called Protestant and Evangelical Christians have been seduced in these last days, because of the infiltration of the Roman Catholic church into their churches. They have been so steamrolled by that false religious system, that they rarely blink an eye anymore, and that is exactly what the Devil wants them to do. People, you are going to answer to Almighty God one day, NOT THEM, so shake off those FALSE prophets, pastors, preachers, and evangelists, and follow the Lord for yourself. Do not fall for the lies of the ecumenical preachers, and pastors, and others who “fudge” the gospel to please men. The apostle Paul warned the believers about the curse that is upon the false gospel, and the evil of being a man pleaser (Galatians 1:8-10). Do not be bewitched into the gross deception of joining hands with the Roman Catholic system, because you will fall into the same “ditch” as the deceived.
“But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Matthew 15:13-14
Here are three anathemas (curses) from the Roman Catholic Council of Trent, which were UPHELD by the Council of Vatican II. Take the time to read these anathemas (curses) slowly, and keep in mind that this is STILL the official teaching of the Roman Catholic church, which has been seducing precious souls for centuries. Keep in mind also that the Council of Trent was their response to the Protestant Reformation, which shook the church of Rome to it’s very core, when people were getting SAVED in the true scriptural fashion. Keep in mind that multitudes of precious men and women were tortured and murdered by the Roman Catholic church, because they stood against their teachings which included Rome’s teaching on their Mass and eucharist.
(1) Council of Trent: Thirteenth Session, Canons on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist CANON I
If ANY ONE DENIETH, 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 saith that He is only therein as in a SIGN, or in FIGURE, or virtue; LET HIM BE ANATHEMA (ACCURSED).
If YOU do not believe that the Roman Catholic Eucharist (piece of bread) is Jesus Christ, after the “transubstantiation” which is done by the Catholic priest, then YOU are under a Roman Catholic anathema (curse). I do NOT believe that teaching of Rome, and I acknowledge that teaching to be one of the most DEMONIC things ever taught by men. That teaching is an absolute insult to the perfect and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Jesus Christ has conquered SIN and DEATH. The idea of bringing the risen and ascended Jesus Christ back down onto Roman Catholic altars, is absolutely ludicrous and absolutely sinful. Every Roman Catholic priest needs to REPENT and get SAVED in the true and biblical way. They will be held accountable for those they have held back the true gospel from also.
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:” 1Peter 3:18
Every true believer recognizes that Jesus Christ paid the price for their sins on the cross, and that it is a DONE deal. Jesus Christ is the JUST one, who died for all of us sinners (the UNJUST ones). The scripture tells us that the believer has been brought to God, as a result of what Christ has already DONE for them. That is the extreme beauty of SALVATION, and that is why the true believer can lift their hands in TOTAL PRAISE to the Lord Jesus Christ, because of what he has done for them!
(2) Council of Trent: Thirteenth Session, Canons on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist CANON V
If any one saith, either that the PRINCIPAL FRUIT of the most holy Eucharist is the REMISSION OF SINS, or, that other effects do not result therefrom; LET HIM BE ANATHEMA (ACCURSED)
If YOU do not believe that the “principal fruit” of the “most holy Eucharist” (piece of bread) is the “remission of sins”, then YOU are under the curse of the Roman Catholic church! I do NOT believe that the “most Holy Eucharist” has any power at all to forgive my sins, any more than I believe in Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny! In fact I left the Roman Catholic church AFTER my sins were FORGIVEN by the Lord Jesus Christ himself! I knew that I did not need a middle man (Roman Catholic priest) and I did NOT need to go through Mary, or anybody else to get to Jesus Christ either. I knew all of this simply because I was born again of the Spirit of God (John 3:1-8), and I became a new creation in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). I made a direct connection to Jesus Christ through faith, and he SAVED my soul, just like he promised he would! Countless millions have done the same thing over the centuries, including millions of Catholics who then left that system just as I did. The Lord Jesus Christ promised us EVERLASTING LIFE, and we took him at his word.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED. He that believeth on him is NOT CONDEMNED: but he that believeth not is CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18
How dare the Roman Catholic church tell anybody, that they need the Catholic Mass to satisfy the justice of God, for their own sins! Do they really teach that stuff? Yes, that is one of the very PURPOSES of their Mass, as is found in their Catholic Catechism:
Do you see now why this modern day “unity” movement with the Roman Catholic church is nothing more than a religious sham, which is truly the work of the Devil himself. In Chiapas, Mexico true Christian believers (many ex-Catholics) had their property, homes and possessions confiscated by the local authorities because they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. That is the same town that Pope Francis visited in February of 2016. The Pope was riding around in his Pope-mobile, being adored by his millions of fans, as he carried the title of “Holy Father” in direct defiance to the Lord Jesus Christ who said this:
” And call no man your father upon the earth: for ONE is your Father, which is in heaven. ” (Matthew 23:9)
True believers are repulsed by the idea of a man being called “Holy Father.” True believers are repulsed by the idea of bowing down before a man and kissing his ring. True believers have already been saved out of the darkness which the Devil kept them in for so long, and they have joined the true priesthood of believers. That priesthood of believers is made up of every man and woman who has recognized that God saved their ungodly souls, and justified them by his blood! (Romans 5:6-9). They have been born again of the Spirit of the living God, and they are eternally grateful for that.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)
People have been hoodwinked by their “Christian leaders” into working hand in hand with the Roman Catholic church, by telling them that they all believe the same thing with minor differences. Folks, the church of Rome is on the move, and they are not about to stop anytime soon. Rome is not worried at all, as long as there are people such as Rick Warren who once referred to Pope Francis as “our Pope,” they will continue to steamroll over the deceived multitudes. There are many Pastors who know that the Roman Catholic church is preaching a false gospel, but they keep their lips zipped, and remain silent, because they are surrounded by multitudes of other friends in the ministry who were already seduced by the church of Rome. It is simply too much for them, and they know if they speak out against the “famous ones” then their own ministry might suffer. How sad is that?
The Roman Catholic church still offers Catholic Masses for the dead people in purgatory, another false teaching upheld by the church of Rome! Does that sound like the gospel that was preached by the Lord Jesus Christ and his followers? Of course not! The truth of the matter is that SALVATION has been paid for in FULL by the Lord Jesus Christ and anyone can go directly to the Lord by faith and get saved INSTANTLY! The apostle Paul was a murderer of true Christians, and yet the Lord still SAVED him, and he told the REAL TRUTH about how to be JUSTIFIED before God!
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time CHRIST died for the UNGODLY. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED by HIS BLOOD, we shall be SAVED from WRATH through HIM.” Romans 5:6-9
How dare any Roman Catholic priest tell me, or anyone else, that they need a Roman Catholic Mass to satisfy the justice of God, which CHRIST already satisfied on the cross! That is like somebody telling a man he needs to make perpetual payments on a home, that was paid off a long time ago. The man has the “PAID IN FULL” receipt in his safety deposit box, to PROVE that he is FREE from that debt! True Christians know that their “SIN DEBT” has been “PAID IN FULL” at the cross! How? The BIBLE tells us so! Jesus Christ died for the ungodly, and every Roman Catholic priest needs to get SAVED the real way, and experience TRUE SALVATION in Jesus Christ!
(3) Council of Trent: Thirteenth Session, Canons on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist CANON VI
If any one saith, that, in the HOLY SACRAMENT of the Eucharist, CHRIST, the only-begotten Son of God, is NOT to be ADORED with the WORSHIP, even external of latria; and is, consequently, neither to be VENERATED with a special festive solemnity, nor to be solemnly borne about IN PROCESSIONS, according to the laudable and universal rite and custom of holy church; or, is not to be proposed PUBLICLY to THE PEOPLE to be ADORED, and that THE ADORERS thereof are IDOLATORS; LET HIM BE ANATHEMA (ACCURSED)
Do you believe that the Roman Catholic Eucharist (piece of bread) is to be worshiped and adored? Do YOU believe that the Catholic Eucharist (piece of bread) should be carried in processions, and publicly adored? If YOU do NOT believe these things then YOU are under a Roman Catholic anathema (curse). I do not believe that the Roman Catholic Eucharist is to be worshiped and adored, either publicly, or in private adoration. I believe that the Roman Catholic Eucharist is nothing more than a piece of bread in a circular wafer form, and that a Roman Catholic priest has no more power to change that piece of bread into Jesus Christ, then they have the power to change the moon into a solid piece of 24K Gold! I believe that those who worship that piece of bread are IDOLATORS, and they all need to repent of such blatant idolatry, beginning with the Pope and down to the pews in the Roman Catholic parishes. While I am on the topic of IDOLATRY, here is the TRUE second commandment from the Bible, which was removed by Rome. The business of selling statues brings in countless millions of dollars (mucho dinero) to people throughout the world.
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6
Those are just three of more than a hundred anathemas (curses) against people who are labeled “heretics” or “separated brethren” by the church of Rome. There is a “counter reformation” going on in the world today, and few are standing against the church of Rome. The Romish teachings do not stand the test of the scripture today, and they will not stand the test of scripture on judgment day either. I pity the pastors, preachers, and evangelists who somehow think that God is into this “false unity” thing with the Roman Catholic church. I pity even more those true Christian leaders who know the truth, but remain silent simply because they know that they would be persecuted, and lose out on financial and ministry opportunities.
“And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.” Mark 13:21-23
“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” Luke 6:26