I would like to talk to you today about the Roman Catholic charismatic movement, and how Satan has used, and still uses, that movement to enter the Christian churches. I want to tell you first of all that I certainly believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and I find it utterly ridiculous for a person to even think that the “gifts of the Spirit” have ceased in our modern day. Remember this next statement that I am about to make here.
The Catholic Charismatic movement or renewal or whatever other tag you may want to use, is still one hundred percent Roman Catholic to the very core. You need to know that because the modern day compromising “well known” Pastor is not going to tell you that. The compromising “well known” Pastor has already been swallowed up by the times, and with the wonderful “business perks” that come with “going along with the flow” of the muddy waters of the false unity movement. The adulation and praise, which they receive from their fellow compromisers is enough to keep them going from year to year, and they thrive on it all. They are not about to give up their pulpit, or face the guaranteed persecution which would definitely come from their “religious” peers, if they speak out against such things. Many people in their congregations can barely survive from paycheck to paycheck, yet the compromisers have no problem taking their money every week, while they go on their regular vacations, and return to their fancy expensive homes. Their yearly expense accounts rival the yearly salaries of many people in their churches. The compromisers have learned through experience, that most of the people in their congregation will never mention, or question, anything regarding Charismatic catholics, (and other cults) for fear of being tossed outside the “church.” In fact they will often frown upon those who speak out against that deceitful movement, and they hope that nobody else will raise their voice against them anymore. That type of thinking has the footprint of Satan on it, and the so called “watchmen” in the Christian churches have been silenced by their so called “anointed” leaders. It is almost as if they have been completely seduced, and have become “watchmen for the Devil” because they are truly protecting the “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1) that the Bible warned us about!
My wife Cathy and I were delivered out of the deceitful Charismatic Catholic movement over 30 years ago. We would attend Catholic Charismatic “healing” masses where the Rosary would be prayed throughout the Catholic Mass. You must understand that the doctrines of the Roman Catholic charismatic movement are entirely Roman Catholic, which includes praying to Mary (Hail Mary prayers), praying to dead saints (necromancy), praying for the dead people in their Catholic Purgatory, and many other things. My precious and merciful Saviour Jesus Christ delivered us from that gross deception, and that is why I speak out against the Catholic system. Can you imagine sending a drug addict back to a drug den to get high again? Can you imagine sending an alcoholic back to the local saloon to get drunk again? Of course not, so then why would you want to allow a church which preaches a false gospel into your pulpits to preach to people who were delivered out from deception themselves?
When Cathy and I came to know the Lord, we tossed all of our Roman Catholic idolatrous things (including our Rosary beads) in a large green garbage bag, and out to the curb they went, (where they belong) because that is what the Lord led us to do! We were delivered from the superstition, and gross deception, of Roman Catholicism, and we are eternally grateful to the Lord for that! It was not a hard thing for us to do, because we simply read the scriptures and we obeyed the Lord! When you read the book of Acts you will find that the people who were into “curious arts” (magic) and witchcraft, repented of their evil deeds and ultimately burned their books, which were worth a lot of money. Those same people had just witnessed a demon possessed man attack a group of men who did not know the Lord. The demon possessed man told those who he attacked that he knew Jesus, and he knew Paul but he did not know them. The people were absolutely petrified when they saw that happen, and it worked for good, because they turned to the Lord and got saved.
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. (Acts 19:13-20)
Can you imagine those same people going to a church, whose Pastor told them that they were having a visiting preacher who teaches about the “curious arts” and witchcraft, for a series of “renewal meetings”? Can you imagine that same Pastor, telling those same folks that the visiting preacher was a “man of God”, who really moves in the spirit? Would that not be insane? Well then, why is it that the modern day Pastors have no problem with the Roman Catholic charismatic movement which brings forth a false gospel? That is called spiritual insanity!
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
You are not going to hear that type of preaching in most modern day Penetecostal, Inter-Deneominational, and Non-Denominational churches, (especially in America), where the “rivers of muddy waters” are flowing freely, and where the Roman Catholic church enters in without resistance. I want you to know that these modern day compromisers are making light of God’s word, because they are allowing “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1) inside, and telling the people that it is really no big deal at all. Christian, who are you going to obey men or God? If your Pastor or church leader is going against God’s word, then who do you think is the source of their so called anointing? Is it God or Satan? Even Peter knew enough to obey God rather than mere man!
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29)
Many Roman Catholics are very familiar with the term “Eucharistic Adoration.” You may wonder what this Eucharistic Adoration is all about. Well, that is when the Catholic people adore and worship the “Blessed Sacrament” which is simply the little communion wafer placed in the middle of the Roman Catholic monstrance. The Roman Catholics are taught, and they believe, that Jesus Christ himself is present “Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity” inside that little wafer host. They actually believe that they are carrying Jesus Christ, when they are carrying the “Blessed Sacrament”! Many true Christians were put to the flames when they stood against that FALSE teaching centuries ago, and yet today many so called Christians are UNITING with the Roman Catholic church which continues to teach the very same things! That is what is known as APOSTASY, no matter what your smooth talking Pastor may tell you. There are still over 100 Roman Catholic anathemas (curses) against people who would disagree with teachings such as the Roman Catholic Mass, which were instituted at the Council of Trent, and upheld by Council of Vatican II. Folks do not be bamboozled any longer, and make up your mind to follow the LORD, and not MAN!
As a former Roman Catholic I can assure you that people actually kneel down and pray before the “Blessed Sacrament” as if they were praying before Jesus Christ himself. The Roman Catholics do not simply believe that the wafer Host represents Jesus Christ, but they believe that the wafer host IS the ACTUAL BODY of Jesus Christ himself. Keep in mind here, that the wafer host I am talking about is a wafer thin piece of bread that remains bread UNTIL the Catholic priest (and him alone) consecrates the host during their Catholic Mass! As an altar boy I would watch as hundreds of these wafer hosts were removed from a plastic bag and placed inside a Brass chalice to get ready for the daily Catholic Mass.
Many of the true Christian reformers who stood against this FALSE teaching, were tortured and murdered by the Roman Catholic church, but you never hear anything about that anymore. The modern day church has been bamboozled by their compromising Pastors and ministers, many who were former Roman Catholics themselves. The Roman Catholic charismatic people STILL BELIEVE in the “Blessed Sacrament” which I spoke about here, and if they say that they don’t, then they would not be considered a true Roman Catholic anymore. In fact if they disagree with the teaching on the “Blessed Sacrament” then they would place themselves under one of Rome’s many anathemas (curses) from the Council of Trent, and upheld by Vatican II. Please keep in mind that the church of Rome still teaches that their CHURCH, and their church ALONE, is the ONLY true Christian church in the world. How many times (if ever) have you heard your “anointed” Pastor warn you about the Roman Catholic church? Probably none.
The teaching on the Roman Catholic Eucharist is something that the church of Rome will never change, and you will often hear the Pope preach about it. Listen to me folks, I am telling you to run from any type of unity with Rome before it is too late. You can read about what happened to the Swedish Pastor Ulf Ekman, in another article on this website too. I believe in the coming days that there will be a few, (and I do mean few), charismatic leaders that will wake up before it is too late, but I believe that even they, will try to save face, after they admit that they were DECEIVED by Rome. The Roman Catholic church preaches a sacramental salvation which has kept people in bondage for centuries. The modern day “anointed” pastors and ministers are going to answer before Almighty God for their failure to warn the millions who sit inside their churches, and for joining hands with Rome, instead of shouting out a warning.