To Seduce the Elect
Part 3 of 7
An in depth look at some of the falsehoods which have invaded the Christian world and the danger they pose to Christ and His church, with apologies to none.
By Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr AUS Ret.
My mother burst into tears and could say nothing. After a long pause, the priest said: "Madame, there is something due the church for the prayers which have been sung, and the services which have been requested to be offered for the repose of your husband's soul. I would be obliged if you paid me this debt now!"
"Fr. Courteois," my mother said, "my husband left me nothing but debts. I have only my own hands to procure a living for my family. For these orphans sake, not mine, do not take away what little we have
"But madam," the priest said, "your husband died suddenly with no preparation; he is therefore now in the flames of purgatory". (This is an un-scriptural teaching of the Catholic church, brought into the church in the Middle Ages, when the church got into financial difficulty. This was hundreds of years after it's inception and was never taught in the Apostolic church, or the early Catholic church). "To deliver him you must unite your personal sacrifices to the prayers of the church. The masses offered for the rest of your husband's soul, must be paid for!"
My feelings as a younger son at this time, were not so much of grief, as of anger and unspeakable horror. My eyes were fixed on the rich representative of God, who was mentally torturing my mother in this her time of grief. I saw no pity in his face and was tempted to say: "Are you not ashamed as a representative of the church, who is so rich, to take the last morsel of bread from our mouths?" But my moral strength was not enough to cope with it.
Finally my mother lifted her tear stained face to that of the priest and said: "See that cow in the meadow? Her milk and butter form the principle part of our food. Please do not take her from us. But if sacrifice is necessary to deliver my poor husband's soul in purgatory, then take her to pay for the masses and the prayers."
Without another word, the priest went to the meadow, got our cow, and went his way.
When I asked my mother why she had given away our only means of sustenance, she said; "I did not believe the priest would be so cruel as to take away our last resort".
This story has been repeated over and over again, millions of times, and reminds me of what Christ said to the Pharisees in Matt. 23:14 - "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widow's houses, and for a pretense make long prayers, therefore shall ye receive a greater damnation". (See also Mark 12:40; Luke 20:47).
Any intelligent Catholic should be able to see that this dogma of the church is wrong, no matter what the Pope says to the contrary. How long will the clergy of the church of Rome fatten themselves on the cruel and pagan invention of Purgatory? Go to Mexico and see for yourself. See how the peons live in abject poverty, while the dome of the local Catholic church is gilded in gold flake, and the images are gold plated, all this taken by the priesthood, from the farmer living on starvation wages who gives to the church out of fear.
Protestantism is no less guilty, for every night you can see religious charlatans on TV as they milk millions of dollars from the elderly, who are struggling to survive on Social Security, and send their "life blood" to support those who live in luxury, in the name of the Lord!
Recently I watched in horror, a TV showing on TBS (Trinity Broadcasting System), as they showered the nation with their PRAISE THE LORD ATHON! While they praised God, from their lavish studio, with dancing, banging on cymbals, and long haired creepy looking singers, a constant message flashed on the screen, CALL IN YOUR DONATIONS TO 1-800. The wife of the president of TBS, looking like a high priced prostitute with her dress, piled up hair and over-make up (ala Tammy Bakker), exhaulted: GOD HAS BLESSED US BY ALLOWING US TO PASS THE $4-MILLION MARK!
I wondered how much of this money was really going for the Lord's work, and how much was for the glory of the entertainers? No wonder Christianity is on the wane, when they see this hypocrisy in operation among those who say they love the Lord!
Probably one of the touchiest subjects among Roman Catholics is the allegation that they worship the Virgin Mary. The church of Rome says "No!", but their teaching proves otherwise. Listen to this conversation that actually took place between a priest and a ten year old boy.
"My child," the priest began, "when you were guilty of wrong doing, who punished you the most severely?" And the answer, without hesitation was: "My father!"
The priest continued: "The superior goodriess of a kind mother is perceived, for even when she punishes you, her blows are lighter and there are times when she steps between you and your father, to pacify him. When your father came to you to whip you, were there not times when you went to your mother for escape?"
The answer in any normal home would be "yes"! Then the priest continued with another falsehood that was never taught in the early Catholic church, he said:
"You have a Father and Mother in heaven. Your Father is Jesus and your Mother is the Blessed Virgin Mary. Never forget that a mother's heart is always more merciful that of a father."
"After your sins make your Heavenly Father angry, your Father takes a rod to punish you. He threatens to crush you with His roaring thunder. He opens the gates of hell to cast you in. (Please show me this anywhere in scriptures. I do read in Psalm 103:10 - "He (God) hath not dealt with us after our sins; or rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy towards them that fear Him... Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him". This hardly paints the same picture that this priest painted for a little boy. Over and over, and over again in Scripture, we read about the "mercy of God the Father" towards them that seek His face. (Not once do we read of His mother intervening in any way.) You would have been damned long ago, if it had not been for your Heavenly Mother Mary, who disarmed the angry Father. (Nowhere in Scripture can you find this teaching and it was not taught in the Church until in the Nineteenth Century. Nowhere in scripture or early Catholic teaching is Mary referred to as our Heavenly Mother).
"When Jesus would punish you, the good Virgin Mary places herself between Him and you, and she obtains your pardon" (This is an absolute falsehood, contrary to what the Apostle Peter, the so-called founder of your church, taught. The Apostle Peter clearly teaches; "...whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved". (Acts 2:21), Nothing is said here about the Virgin taking part in this salvation process. In Acts 4:12, the Apostle Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost said: "Neither is there salvation in any other; for their is none other name under heaven, given among men; where-by we must be saved". (Nothing about the Virgin intervening here, she is not even mentioned.) In Romans 10:9, the Apostle Paul gives us the formula for salvation in these words; "For if thou shalt confess with thy mouth, the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart, that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved". (Again no mention of the Virgin!) In Titus 3:5 - "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost". (Nothing here about Mary acting as an intermediary. In fact this act cannot be found anywhere in Scripture or early Catholic teaching).
The good priest went on: "Thus, when we sin, and Jesus is angry, we must hasten to Mary! Throwing ourselves into the arms of the good mother; have recourse to her sovereign power over Jesus (this is refuted by Christ Himself, in Matthew 12:48, when on one occasion someone came to Him and said: "Your mother and brethren are outside and want to speak with you". And our Lord said, Vs 48 - "Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And He stretched forth His hand towards His disciples and said: "Behold my mother and my brethren!". He was not showing disrespect towards His mother, but was merely showing us that she had no control over Him. Stop allowing your church leaders to falsify scripture. Read it for yourself! (Nowhere do you find the Virgin Mary having sovereign power over the King Himself!) "Be assured that we will be saved through her:
It is not Jesus. but Mary. who saves the sinner". (This is a lie out of the pits of hell itself? For Mary has no power to save, or even intervene!)
This "Johnny-come lately" teaching of the Roman church is contrary to all Scripture, notice a few: John 20:31 -"But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name". (Through believing in Jesus, not Mary!)
John 1:12 - "But to as many as received Him (Jesus) to them gave He the power, to become the sons of God; even to them that believed on His name". (Again belief in Jesus, not Mary. She is not even mentioned).
John 3:18 - "He that believeth on Him (Jesus), is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the Son of God." (Again this belief is based in Jesus, not His mother Mary).
And lastly, in 1 John 2:1, as part of many scriptures which refute Mary's partaking in the salvation process. we read: "My little children, these things write unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an ADVOCATE with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous". (This ADVOCATE is the Son of God, not his earthly mother Mary).
Under the teaching that honors the Virgin by giving her the position of pre-eminence in the salvation process, Catholics insult the Virgin by mis-representing her Son, and we see the pagan idolatry of Cain, as it comes under the blessing of the church.
Catholic priests devote several months each year preparing ten to twelve year old children for their first communion. Unlike most Protestant churches, children under this age, cannot partake of communion, and I believe this is a good idea, for most children under the age of ten do not know the significance of this sacrament, (neither do many adults for that matter).
The Catholic children are obligated to attend these special classes, where they are thoroughly indoctrinated in the beliefs of Catholicism. It is there that the foundations are laid for the later idolatries and superstitions which have crept into the church, which were never present in the First Century church, but which crept in as evil men unawares, took advantage of an uneducated laity. We are not free from this seduction today, as the Apostle Paul pointed out in 1 Timothy 4:1 - "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter days, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils". (What can you call any doctrine that goes contrary to the Word of God, but a "doctrine of the devil?" Paul further warned against this in 2 Timothy 3:5, when he said that these people would "Have a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof", and warned true Christians to "turn away" from such, lest they be led astray.
Besides changing the sacred truths of the Bible to conform to church traditions, most of them which are relatively new in her history, it is during this vital memory period that the Pope and his representatives are held up as being "all powerful," who must under threat of eternal damnation, be adored, and never questioned. This is the secret power the Catholic church holds over the countless millions she considers as followers.
It is during this critical period that the Virgin Mary replaces Jesus in their young hearts, even though it was He who paid the price for their redemption. The Virgin had absolutely nothing to do with this, other than being the human receptacle God chose to bring His Son into the world as a human being. I have already given an example of this.
It is unfortunate, but true, that the Church of Rome, constantly invites sinners to turn their thoughts, hopes, and love, not to His Son, Jesus the Savior, but to His mother Mary.
Under the pretext of honoring the Virgin, the church actually insults her Son, our Savior. Old pagan idolatry has been brought into the Church under a new name and we could quite honestly call it "Mariolatry" or "Mary worship!" Holy Scripture is very clear, that only under the name of Jesus, can a man or woman be saved.
There are many Scriptures which verify this, yet in not a single one, even in the Douai (Catholic) version of the Bible, can you find a single verse which elevates the Virgin Mary to a position equal to His Holy Name.
I have quoted a few already. Here are some more: (John 15:16), Jesus speaking: "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you. and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit. and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye should ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it to you". (Notice closely that nothing is said here about petitioning the Father in Mary's name. This is a church tradition, not a scriptural truth!).
John 20:31 - "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: (notice Mary is not mentioned here) and that believing, ye might have life through His name".
Acts 4:10, the Apostle Peter speaking, as he answered the Jewish Sanhedrin: "Be it known unto you, and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of Jesus of Nazareth, whom ye (Jews) crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand before you whole". (He was healed in the name of JESUS, not MARY, and if Mary is co-redemptrix with Christ, why didn't Peter say so here?" It was because nowhere in scripture is she so named!)
Listen as the Apostle Peter speaks again in Vs 12 - "Neither is there salvation in any other, (and this "any other" most certainly includes the Virgin); for there is NONE OTHER NAME (than Jesus) under heaven, given among men, whereby we MUST be saved". (Emphasis mine). No mention is made of the Virgin's part in salvation in this verse!
In Romans 10:13, the Apostle Paul speaking, we read: "For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved". (No evidence of any other involvement here!)
In 1 Corinthians 6:11 - "...but ye (Christians) are justified (made right in the eyes of God) in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of God". (No other involvement here!)
My dear Catholic friend, nowhere in Scripture, even in your Catholic Douai Version of the Bible, are Christians told to honor God, and our Savior, Jesus Christ, by honoring His mother, the Virgin Mary. In fact very little is even mentioned concerning the Virgin in Holy Writ. Much has been added by the church, most of it centuries after the church was formed.
I have spoken with many Catholics and have seen the joy on the faces of young Catholics who have received their first communion. No doubt it is a highlight of Catholic religious experience in their young lives. Yet as they prepare for this first communion, they are told by the priest that they are actually eating the flesh of our Lord, and drinking His blood and that if they did not believe this, they would suffer in hell. Yet if you make a thorough search of Scripture, you will find no authority anywhere, for a priest. or even the Pope for that matter, to change a wafer (Bread) into the physical body of Christ, or the wine of communion into His actual blood! This is a travesty brought about by church teaching and does not come from either Scripture or from the early church fathers. Common sense, and a thorough study of the Word, shows that during communion, "bread remains bread, and wine remains wine , and that it is only changed into the body and blood of Christ in a symbolic, but not literal way!
Yet the Catholic church seeks to quell this truth by shouting at folks like me: "Stop, you liar! The church teaches that the communion elements are actually the body and blood of our Lord, and so they become. Who are you to contradict her?"
It's no wonder that millions of intelligent, unsaved men and women have turned away from this abhorrent, heathen teaching of the church, which is used to control the thinking of her people, and thereby control them.
Loyola, the noted Catholic leader once said: "If children make a good first communion, they will be submissive to the Pope. (To many Catholics, this is more important than submission to God Himself). Like the stick in the hands of the traveler, they will have no will, no thought of their own". We call this "mind control", or "brainwashing". So Catholics are taught that the Pope is always right, no matter how wicked he may be. As a result, the church has become one of the most skillful manipulators of human thinking in the world (they could give the communists lessons in "brainwashing"), and they control their people, through their thinking. This will be hard for many mature and devoted Catholics to accept. But it is true nevertheless! It is no wonder that skeptical enemies of Christ, call Christianity a "bloody religion," when such a aberration is taught as truth!
If a man studying for the priesthood, were to express doubts concerning church traditions, and were to ask his superior: "When my Superior abuses his authority over me, to deceive me with false doctrines, or commands me to do things I know are wrong, will I be damned if I disobey".
And the answer, without a doubt would be: "You will never have to give account to God for what you were ordered to do by your legitimate Superiors. If they deceive you, it is because they themselves have been deceived and they alone are responsible. You do not sin when you follow the basic Golden Rule of Catholic philosophy and perfection, which is humility and obedience to your Superiors at all times and for all reasons".
By following this rule, millions of heretics were slaughtered by the church during the Middle Ages, and the terrible days of the Spanish Inquisition.
An actual answer by an inquiring priest to his Superior, received this answer: "Adam and Eve brought about this deluge of evil because they tried to raise their reason above that of God. (This is true - Ed.) They had the promise of eternal life, if they submitted their will and reason to the Supreme Master. They were lost when they rebelled against Him.
"The same is true today, where all the evils, errors, and crimes in the world come from the revolt of the will and reason of man against God. (True again! 1 John 3:4 says that "Sin is transgression [breaking) of the Law") - ED.
"Yet God reigns over part of the world, the world of God's Elect, through the Pope, who controls the teachings of the infallible (without error) holy church. It is in submitting ourselves to God, who speaks to us through the Pope, that we are saved. We would err and perish, if we put our reason above that of our Superiors, and the Pope, speaking to us in person, or through our, Superiors, has received his authority from God to guide us". Yet nowhere do you find this teaching in the Bible, or even in the early teachings of the church!
We might well ask, "What about those Popes which history have proven were evil men? What about those who have placed their authority above that of the Bible and command the church to do things which the Bible says are wrong?"
The reply most likely would be: "It is impossible for the Pope and his Bishops to lead you into error, or command you to do things contrary to the law of God and God will not hold you accountable if you obey your Superiors, no matter what they tell you to do
Yet the Bible itself, intelligence, and reason should show you that this church dogma is wrong. For Popes and Bishops, do, and have done things which were evil, and priests have obeyed them, knowing that what they did was evil. These will be held accountable before God for their actions, according to Holy Writ.
The prophet Jeremiah foresaw this problem in our Israelite people, when he wrote in Jeremiah 5:30, 31 - "A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule (take control of people) by their means; and My people love to have it so; and what will ye do in the end thereof?" This is true in both Protestant and Catholic churches. And regardless of what you may have been taught, God's Word says that you, and you alone, will be held accountable before Him, for what you do and believe! In the Epistle of James 4:17, we read: "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not; to him it is sin (disobedience to God)."
In Roman Catholic Colleges
I do not have time to touch on only a few of the things now being taught in Roman Catholic schools, but must say that students at these schools are surrounded by an air of paganism.
For instance, Catholics are taught that medals, holy water, rosaries, etc., are of great value in battling dangers and temptations. These are held in great respect by devotees who often kiss them with affection, believing them to be powerful instruments of the mercy of God Yet a study of Catholic church history shows them up to be nothing but a remnant of the paganism, from which the church first rose in the early Roman Empire. They are never mentioned in the Bible, or by the church Fathers.
The modern Pontius Maximus (Pope of Rome), the sup-posed successor of the Apostle Peter, who claims to be the vicar (the earthly representative of Jesus Christ) has a distinct resemblance to the Pontius Maximus of the heathen Roman Empire. (Yet nowhere in Holy Writ, do we learn of any personal representative of Jesus Christ on earth, other than the Holy Spirit).
Yet today's Popery has preserved the name, attributes, pageantry, and pride, and even the dress of that pagan high priest. Why would a representative of Christ, preserve pagan practices?
Today's worship of the saints, in the Catholic church, closely resembles in every likeness the ancient worship of the demigods in ancient Rome.
The Purgatory, now taught by the Catholic church was described by the Roman Virgil, who lived in the century before the church was established. The prayers to the Virgin Mary and the church saints, were repeated almost word for word, before the heathen idols of Greece and Rome. The holy water used in church ceremonies was never used in the New Testament church, because it was a heathen practice and came from idol worship.
From history we know about the magnificent temple consecrated to all gods, called the Pantheon in Rome. Yet today in St. Peter's cathedral, we see a magnificent temple dedicated to Christ worship, where the Pope and his Bishops still prostrate themselves before the same idols, in a similar temple, asking the same favors. Do you honestly believe this is pleasing to our God?
If we were to ask church officials: "What is the difference between the religion of heathen Rome and that of the Roman church today?" The answer would have to be: "The only difference is in the name. Instead of calling the statue Jupiter, we call it Peter; instead of worshiping Minerva or Venus, we worship Mary. It is the same old idol worship, coming to us through a new name"'. This truth should be shocking to those of you Catholics who really care about the truth! Like most Protestants, you will probably be angry with the truth bearer, and with the Apostle Paul I will have to plead with you: "Am I to become your enemy'. because I tell you the truth?" I have no "axe to grind" with the Catholic church, I merely have been chosen by God, (why I don't know, for it was not my choice) to expose known evils in our church systems. (I don't much like the task, but I am compelled to do it!)
It was the Roman Catholic church which changed the day of worship for Christians from Saturday to Sunday, under the so-called Christian Emperor Constantine (307-377 A.D.)
It was the Roman church which instituted heathen holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc., to attract heathen into it's ranks. The day we celebrate Christ's birth, was called Christ (Mass). Easter, supposedly the day we remember Christ's resurrection, came for the ancient holiday honoring a heathen goddess. Halloween, the day honored most by Satanists and those into witchcraft, was called All Saints Eve, by the church, and was set aside as a day to honor our dead. But why were all these holidays set up by the church, on heathen holidays?
Why for instance, does the Catholic church honor a heathen holiday such as Mardi Gras, where Catholics are allowed to "let their hair down and live like the devil", before the forty days of Lent? Something smells here, and it isn't in Denmark!
By now, no doubt, some of my Catholic readers, if you have gone this far without throwing this book in the trash can, may be thinking that this book was planned as an attack against your church. But this is not the case! I am merely pointing out to you, some things you should know about your church, just as I have done with the Judeo-Christians. I am not seeking to stir up controversy, but a search for truth! If you find anywhere, that I have gone against Bible teaching, I humbly apologize, and would certainly like to know about it. I base all my statements, not on what Jack Mohr believes; not on what someone has told me, but on what God's Word says!
In the history of paganism, parents often sacrificed their children on the altars of the gods, to appease them, or gain their favors. But when Protestant parents send their children to Catholic schools to be educated, they need to know that these children will receive religious teachings which could destroy their souls for eternity. It is even stranger, when we see parents from Protestant churches, who send their children to Catholic schools, without knowing what they are taught, and believing they will receive a Christian education.
It spite of what these parents are told by Catholic regents, that their school will not impose Catholicism on their children, this is not the case, for it is the duty of these good Catholics to try and convert your child to Catholicism. Priests openly boast that many of their Protestant students have become their best disciples, and true followers of Popery in America.
The word EDUCATION has become a sacred word to most Americans. In recent years the idea has been implanted in our minds that a college education is a MUST, in order for our children to succeed in life. This is repudiated by the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:7, where he speaks about those who are "Ever learning, but are never able to come to an understanding of the truth!" He gives us another witness in Romans 1:22, where he speaks about those who "professing themselves to be wise (educated), became fools".
In Hosea 4:6, we are told "My people (true Israel, not the Jews), are destroyed for lack of KNOWLEDGE". Notice he does not say "Lack of EDUCATION, but lack of KNOWLEDGE." There is a vast difference between the two. America in recent years has become overrun with "educated idiots" with strings of degrees behind their names, who have very little KNOWLEDGE. (I suspect most of these "overeducated fools" are in Washington, D.C. or standing behind the pulpits of our land"). The D.D. behind a pastors name doesn't always mean Doctor of Divinity. According to Isaiah 56:10, 11, it could well mean Dumb Dog!
A well-known educator once said: "Education without God, turns men into clever devils", and we could paraphrase this to read: "Education without the Biblical concept of God, turns men and women into clever devils".
We can see these "clever devils" in education, politics, entertainment, and often the church. Many of them have been educated in church run schools.
In recent months, we have seen a rash of scandals concerning Catholic priests who have proven traitors to their tender scholars, and who have seduced them with homosexual advances. This is the effect of Catholic church training, which, contrary to the scriptures, requires religious leaders to abstain from marriage. The Apostle Paul approached this problem in 1 Timothy 4:1-3, when he said: "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, (outspokenly) that in the latter times (today), some shall depart from the faith (New Testament Christianity), giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." He explains who these "seducers" are in Vs. 2, by what they teach: "Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth". The celibacy of church leaders was never practiced in the early Catholic church, where their admitted leaders such as Peter, and most of the Apostles, were married men. Celibacy was another heathen doctrine that crept into the Catholic church, and has been an albatross around their necks.
We should send our children to school to receive "light" and "truth" not to chain them to heathen darkness. It is a proven historical fact, that all the truly great, powerful and free nations of the world, have been those who were not under the yoke of Rome. These were the White nations of Christendom, which I believe are "true Israel", whose religious doctrine was that taught by the Bible, not by the Pope.
Everywhere in the advance of freedom, science and progress, we find the Bible believing nations, while those in mostly Catholic countries such as Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, etc., have had their hands chained by the teachings of popery.
The Roman church, from it's beginning, has placed the word of the Pope before the authority of God's Word; before the truths of science and all else.
One example will suffice: On June 22, 1663, Galileo was forced to his knees before a Catholic tribunal, to escape burning at the stake, as had been ordered by the Pope. His sin was that he taught a scientific fact, that the earth was not the center of the universe, but that it circled the sun. This was contrary to church teaching. He was forced to say: "I abjure (give up), curse, and detest my error and heresy on the motion of the earth, etc., (This of course did not change the fact that his theory was correct!)
The wings of this intellectual eagle were effectively clipped by the church, but this did not stop this brave man from rising up to say: "All this will not prevent the earth from moving".
Yet the infallible (incapable of error in the setting forth of decisions of faith and morals), decree of Pope Urban VIII, against the "motion of the earth", was signed by his "yes" men. Cardinals Felia, Guido, Desideno, Antonius, Bellingero, and Fabruccio, said: "In the name and by the authority of Jesus Christ, the plenitude (fullness) of which resides in His Vicar, the Pope, that the proposition that the earth is not the center of the world, and that it moves with a diurnal (daily) motion is absurd, philosophically false, and erroneous in faith".
So the "infallible" Pope, backed a theory which has proven to be wrong. Yet how could this be if he is "infallible" as the church teaches?
If Newton, Franklin, Fulton, Morse and many others had been Romanists, their names would have been lost in obscurity, which is the natural heritage of those who follow a supposedly infallible leader, who often proves himself to be extremely fallible. Show me one Scripture, if you can, which supports this horrendous idea which has enslaved countless millions of people.
Yet the Pope bends to the times too, and today we see Catholic churches in this area, which hold Mass on Saturday night, so their people have the Lord's Day free to do whatever they want. This is not just a Catholic fallacy, for in the Gulf Coast, which has become the casino center of the South, the big First Baptist Church, in Gulf Port, holds special weekday services for those of its members who work for the casinos, a job which Christians should not be filling. Yet such is the falling away of the Christian church, Catholic and Protestant alike, that we now see the Laodicean church of Revelation 3:15-17 which Christ says He will "spit out of His mouth", for being "lukewarm".
The great inventors of our age, were those who went to schools in non-Catholic countries, where God and the Bible were supreme. They were not under the bondage of any religious-political leader. They were taught that they were formed in God's image; that He breathed into their nostrils the breath of life so that they became "living souls"; that God sent His Son, Jesus the Christ to save their souls and set them free from the bondage of sin and the church. They studied their Bibles, for the most part and learned that man not only had a conscience, but also the intelligence to use a guide book like the Bible for himself, without having someone like the Pope, a bishop, a priest, or even a pastor, tell him what it meant. That under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he could "know the truth, and the truth would set him free!"
Listen to what the Apostle John said about "truth", in John 1:17 - "For the law was given by (to) Moses, but grace and TRUTH, cometh by Jesus Christ". (Not from the Pope, a bishop, or a priest).
John 8:32, "If ye shall know the TRUTH, the TRUTH shall make you free".
John 16:13, "Howbeit, when He (the Holy Spirit) is come, He will guide you into ALL TRUTH; for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear (from God), that shall He speak; and He (the Holy Spirit) will show you things to come". (This kind of knowledge does not come from any man, Pope or otherwise, but from the Holy Spirit who indwells the "born again" "believer").
If you want to know why Catholic countries always fall into decay, go to their schools and see what they are being taught. (The same fate is now being forced on this country by our anti-Christ educators, and they are not especially Catholic).
One of the greatest religious crimes a Catholic can commit, is that of following his own conscience. This means that an intelligent Catholic may not make use of his eyes, his ears, and his innate intelligence, for fear that it will be contrary to what his church superior's teach. The Pope and his religious superiors, MUST do his religious thinking for him, and those of you who are in the Roman church know this to be true, even though your priest will deny it!
St. Ignatus Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Society of Jesus put it this way: "As for holy obedience, this virtue must be perfect in every point, in execution, in will, in intellect...suppression of every repugnant thought and judgment of one's own must come in absolute obedience...he who lives under obedience should be moved and directed under Divine Providence, by his Superior, JUST AS IF HE WAS A CORPSE (Loyola said: "perinde acsi cadaver esset") which allows itself to be moved and led in every direction". Having no mind of it's own!
(Please note that spiritual leadership for Catholics does not come from the Bible, or through Holy Spirit guidance, but from church Superiors).
Why would intelligent men and women want to remain under such Satanic bondage?
The leadership of the Catholic church have raised themselves high above the "common herd" that makes up the church membership, and you parishioners "pay the bill", to have others Lord themselves over you. Church leaders place themselves above kings, and emperors and according to 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4, the Apostle Paul says: "Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day (the end of the age in which we are now living) shall not come, except there be a falling away, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition: Who opposeth and exhalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped: so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God". If this is not the present position of the Pontiff of Rome, please show me where they differ!
We need to look at another of Loyola's quotations, where he said: "We ought ever to hold a fixed principle that what I see white, I believe to be black, if my Superior authority of the church defines it as so".
Listen to the words of the "infallible" Pope Gregory XVI, who in his Encyclical of Aug. 15, 1832, said: "If the holy church so requires, let us sacrifice our own opinions, our knowledge, our intelligence, the splendid dreams of our imagination, and the most sublime attainments of human understanding". This is the teaching of Secular Humanism, which lowers men and women to the levels of the "brute beast" who cannot think for himself. The Catholic church does the same thing by teaching men to fetter their intelligence, and obedience, not to God, but to the church and it's Pope.
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