Latin Americans born into Roman Catholic families have increasingly left the faith for Protestant churches.
But many others have dropped organized religion altogether in a major shift in the region’s religious identity, according to a survey released Thursday.
While 84 percent of Latin American adults report they were raised Catholic, only 69 percent currently identify as such, said the Pew Research Center in Washington. At the same time, Protestants have gained members. About one in 10 Latin Americans were raised Protestant, but nearly one in five now call themselves Protestant. About 4 percent of Latin Americans report they were raised with no religion, but 8 percent say they have no tie to any faith.
The survey, conducted between October 2013 and February 2014, outlines the challenge for Catholic leaders in a region that was once a stronghold for the faith. Latin America still has about 425 million Catholics, or 40 percent of adherents worldwide, according to the poll. But the exodus from the church continues.
Source: Associated Press (AP).
In 1870, the people of Rome voted for a secular city republic, and the abolishment of religious monopoly of the Roman Catholic religion. The Pope was exiled to the castle of Gaeta 120 kilometer south of Rome. It was a movement of fresh air. It was the end of religious tyranny, where the claimed leader of Christianity did no longer control a state in parts of Italy.
Unfortunately this exodus from the religious cult of the Pope was short lived. When the Fascists rose to power in Rome in 1922, dictator Benito Mussolini desired to be the head of a state religion. In 1929 Mussolini brought the Pope back from exile, and gifted the Papacy the Vatican statehood. A deal was done. If the Roman Catholic priesthood supported the Fascist regime, again Roman Catholicism would become the state religion in the former Roman Empire.
One of the victims of the nexus between Fascism and Roman Catholicism, are the people of Latin America. There was been no end of misery in this area of the World, from the days the Jesuits were called to evangelize the new colonies for the Papacy. People were converted at gun point, by generals who had their full support of the papal clergy. The crimes against humanity are limitless. The people of Latin America was robbed of their land, enslaved and added as labors on the land they had owned. As slaves, they had the Roman Catholic Church as new “masters” and owner of the soil.
The religious powers of the present Jesuit Pope Francis grew during the time of Fascism in Argentina. While the Argentinians acknowledge this, the religious leaders of the West ignores it, and rather hail the first Jesuit Pope.
It is my desire that all people on the surface of the Earth, should come to know this. Both about the exodus from the Catholic church in Latin America, and the wicked inclusion of Roman Catholicism as a part of Christianity in the west. By their embrace of the Papacy, the Christian leader in North America and Europe becomes partakers of the sins of Romanism, and guilty of the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. They participate in the religious evils done in the name of “Christ”.
Renounce this compromise with popery, and embrace the true Messiah. A Jew from ancient Israel, Yeshua of Nazareth.
Written by Ivar
I am fully aware that you have spammed me for explaining the Catholic faith. I will not be surprice if you spam this one as well. Let me try to explain the Catholic view.
In Revelation 13:14 you will read “And he seduced them that dwell on the earth, for the signs which were given him to do in the sight of the beast: saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make the image of the beast which had the wound by the sword and lived.”
You will notice if you read all of Revelation 13 and not only Revelation 13:3 as in your post the puzzle fits nicely.
Nero was in the dynastic line of Julius Caesar, as all the Roman Emperors had been. This unbroken line of succession was a symbol of the stability of the Empire.
This Julian line ended when Nero killed himself, running himself through with a sword.
Nero is the beast described in Revelation 13:3 Nero name also adds up to 666
Nero’ death by sword threw the Empire into chaos and a state of civil wars.
Nonetheless, the Empire recovered with the rise of Vespasian, regained its stability, and continued its dominance of the ancient world.
This is very much like John’s vision. One of the beast’s heads— one of the kings— receives a mortal wound by a sword, just like Nero did (Rev. 13: 14).
Although all expect the beast to die, the beast recovers. Similarly, all expected the Roman Empire to fall with the death of Nero, yet somehow the Empire (the beast) survived.
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
I have not spammed you for “explaining the Catholic faith”. This is just another of your lies. The Catholic faith can explain it self. You just have to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church. if you also read the Bible, the differences between the Catholic religion and Biblical Christianity becomes obvious.
You have been spammed for not being willing to repent. Whatever scriptual truth that is presented to you, you will continue to twist, defame and mock the Word of God.
Related the Catholic errounious doctrine of Roman emperor Nero being the final antichist, it is laugable. Because Jesus did not return to kill this Roman Emperor in the city of Jerusalem. So also this claim twist the scriptures, and create confusion.
A pagan Roman emperor based in Italy can never be a replacement for the Jewish Messiah. Nero did not claim to know the Messiah, and obviously did not claim to be his representative on Earth. The Popes claims both.
The Pontif even claim to be the “The Holy Father”, and seems to love to be elevated to the seat of “god”. Because “Holy Father” was the title Jesus the Messiah used adressing our Father God in Heaven. And Jesus told us NOT to call any religious leader for “father”.
Do you read me?
The Pope also claim to be the “Vicar of Christ”, the replacement for Jesus on the face of the Earth. That makes the seat of the Pope the hotest seat on the Planet, the very seat of an anti-Christ.
Above post of mine should have been under your topic:
FASCISTS HELPED OUSTED POPE
Hi Sir, Just wondering:
Ivar has been excessively thorough in explaining the truth about catholicism. I am a former catholic who has met Jesus, thank God! What else and in how many way does this evil apostasy have to be explained to you before you wake up and come out of this evil entity? I do wish you sight Sir.
Dear Visitor to Earth
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
Thanks for this comment. We have to love Roman Catholics enough to never stop warning them. We must try everything to snatch them away from the eternal fire.
It was really interesting to read this article – thank you Ivar.
Thank you Ivar. Too bad the protestant churches are headed back to Rome. How confusing to these who flee the Catholic cult. “In whom we have redemption (been set free) through His (Jesus) blood, the forgiveness of sins; Who is the IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, the firstborn of every creature: For by HIM (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: All things were created by Him, and for Him. And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the HEAD of the body, THE CHURCH: Who is the beginning, the firstborn form the dead; that in all things He might have the PREEMINENCE. For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile (unite) all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:14-20. Jesus is Head of the church not the Roman Catholic Pontiff!
The bible is written that even a child can understand it..and to have anyone fall for the biggest lie is sureal..to fallow the largest Blasphemy which is never to be forgiven. Once the people have been told by the scripture of the KJV and then still turn away makes them a suporter of the evil. It is heartbreaking. so I continue to pray..G-d bless you Ivar for loving enough to just keep on telling them..we all need to.. Shalom