Pope Benedict XVI kisses the glass reliquary containing the blood of late Pope John Paul II.
This act took place during the beatification ceremony in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 1, 2011, in the fastest beatification in modern times
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To worship blood is basically a central doctrine of Witchcraft. Witches and Satanist taps blood of Chickens and other created beings, and declare it powerful and holy.
The blood of the late pope was tapped while he still was alive. Than kept to be venerated and adored after he had passed away. “The Holy blood of the Pope”.
The Bible says there is only one blood that is Holy. And that is the blood of Jesus the Messiah. This blood was shed once and for all, at the cross in Jerusalem 2.000 years ago.
There is basically no difference between that the Roman Catholic Church are doing, and what witches are doing. To tap blood of people, put it in containers, adore and venerate it, is nothing but Satanic witchcraft. It is extreme wickedness.
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Regardless of what people might think and feel about it. Now man who do this will escape the wrath of God. The lawless man in the Vatican is the man of sin, doomed for destruction. All who worship this man as “The Holy Father” will end up in the same hot place as him.
Read more about worship of human blood and witchcraft
First published: May 3rd 2011.
Written by Ivar
LOOK AT THE “SWASTIKA” on the sleeve of the wizard?
This stuff is absolutely satanic, demonic?
Heaven is watching all this satanic activity and recording it for judgement day!
Praise the Holy Father and the only begotten son Messiah Saviour, Our Messiah Saviour is our only hope and he is the Resurrection and life of the Holy Scriptures—- HALLELUJAH !
Christ is near!
You mean the red cross?
The Pope succesor of St Peter venerates the relics – remains of the body of a saint p- The Bible calls the body of a saint and baptised christan the temple of the Holy Spirit. a kiss is a sign of respect that this was indeed the temple of the Holy Spirit. Read the Bible or ask those who know before you make a comment…
There is only ONE, HOLY BLOOD. Not two. The blood of Jesus is the ONLY HOLY BLOOD.
Do you read me?
Do you understand the blasphemy, the horrible mockery, calling created being’s blood for anything but human?
Acts 19:11-12. The veneration of Paul’s (not Jesus’) personal garment.
Too bad the veneration of relics is biblical.
And God did extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick, and diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
Also, please read Matthew 16 so you can see where Jesus himself gave “a man” authority to speak for Him.
Too bad the veneration of relics is biblical.
And God did extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick, and diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
I hope and pray that no one take my handkerchief, put it in a box, and starts carrying it on their shoulders through the streets of London.
And please let me R.I.P after I am dead. Please set up some security guards at my grave, so that Roman Catholic priest are blocked from looting my grave, steal my skeleton, cut it into pieces, and mint money on my boney remains.
My skull must never be put for display in a Catholic church. Do not even think about it. I will come back as a ghost, and sue you in court.
I thank my Father God in Heaven that Jesus was taken up to His Kingdom, in both body and soul. If not, His grave would have been looted too. By Catholic bishops. The “Holy heart” of Jesus would have been cut out of this body, kept on some kind of liquid, and put for display inside the Vatican.
Back to the handkerchief of Paul:
Do the Bible say that all handkerchief are “Holy”?
Do the Bible say that God must copy what the priests are doing?
Did the believing Jews pick up this piece of garments, and put it for display in their synagogues?
You do not get that GOD is the one who did the miracles. That flies right over your head. Instead you’d rather praise a fabric or a bone.
Dennis, I see what you mean. It does have the look of a swastika. In plain sight.
witchcraft/priestcraft, one and the same.
Thats pallium Dennis!!! Research about things you guys don’t fully know before passing judgment on someone!! And you all call yourselves Christians!
Pallium (derived from the Roman pallium or palla, a woollen cloak) is an ecclesiastical vestment in the Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox, and once by the Church of England originally peculiar to the Pope, but for many centuries bestowed by him on Archbishops, metropolitans and primates as a symbol of the jurisdiction delegated to them by the Holy See. In that context it has always remained unambiguously connected to the papacy. Essentially the same garment is worn by all Eastern Orthodox bishops, and is called in Greek a “omophor.” It appears that the ornamentation of the pallium with a greater number of crosses did not become customary until the ninth century, when small crosses were sewn on the pallium, especially over the shoulders. There was, however, during the Middle Ages no definite rule regulating the number of crosses, nor was there any precept determining their colour. They were generally dark, but sometimes red. The pins, which at first served to keep the pallium in place, were retained as ornaments even after the pallium was sewn in the proper shape, although they no longer had any practical object. That the insertion of small leaden weights in the vertical ends of the pallium was usual as early as the thirteenth century.
well how about this research, according to the official Vatican site, JP2 worked at the Solvay chemical factory during WW2
further research, shows that factory worked with IG Farbin, you know, the makers of zyklon B, what better way to avoid a war crimes tribunal than become a priest?
John Paul was a great man – but like every other man who ever lived on this planet apart from the sinless Lord Jesus Christ, Pope John Paul II needed to be saved from his sins. He need the Saviour. He made some very profound observations about approaching death – words we all need to consider seriously. Read more by copying and pasting this link into your browser:
How many time we said THIS we DO Not Worship Saints or Mary!!!!
The faithful in the ancient churches of Christianity do not “worship” the relics of saints, in the definition that is clearly implied in this story. The proper word is “venerate.”
Here is a useful comparison. Let’s say that your immediate family includes a grandmother who, at some point in the past, lost her husband. Let’s say that on her bedside table there is a picture of her beloved and, at bedtime, it is her custom to kiss this portrait goodnight. The proper term for this action is “veneration,” not “worship,” in the sense that this word is customarily used.
This subject is fresh in my mind because this past Sunday was the first in the season of Great Lent in the churches of the East — known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy. At the end of the service, in a rite marking the ultimate defeat of the iconoclasts, the faithful loudly make the following proclamation
As the Prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatized, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ has awarded, let us declare, let us assert, let us preach in like manner Christ our true God and honor His Saints in words, in writings, in thoughts, in deeds, in churches, in holy icons — worshiping Him as God and Lord and honoring them as His true servants of the master of all, and offering to them due veneration.
This is the Faith of the Apostles! This is the Faith of the Fathers! This is the Faith of the Orthodox! This is the Faith, which has established the Universe!
This is certainly not timid language. However, note the terms applied to the icons — “honor” and “veneration.” What is the term applied to Jesus Christ? The phrase is “worshiping Him as God and Lord. …”
Kevin says: Here is a useful comparison. Let’s say that your immediate family includes a grandmother who, at some point in the past, lost her husband. Let’s say that on her bedside table there is a picture of her beloved and, at bedtime, it is her custom to kiss this portrait goodnight. The proper term for this action is “veneration,” not “worship,” in the sense that this word is customarily used
My comment: Does this grandmother pray to her husband? Does she ask her husband to ask God for things for her? Does she touch the material objects he used to own and wait and hope for a healing from it? Because that is what the Catholics do with the body remains and the material object remains of their “Saints.” If you don’t believe it, then do more research into what Catholics believe. We are not to do those things, according to the Word of God.
As for you stating that it is “veneration” and not “worship”—venerate and worship are synonyms. Using a different word than ‘worship’ doesn’t change what the Catholics do.
Your comment: How many time we said THIS we DO Not Worship Saints or Mary!!!!
My comment: Worship, venerate, it means the same. And the Bible tells us that idolatry is a sin. Plus, the only one who will ever deserve all the Glory is Our God Jesus Christ.
Kevin, venerate is a synonym for “worship” in the English language. You’ve been so steeped in Catholic propoganda you’ve forgotten that words have meaning. Please be cautious with the well-being of your soul and examine all of these things to see if they are so – not just because someone tells you they are so.
Gloria do you “… pledge allegiance to the flag …”? Do you see others remove their hat and put their hand over their heart when the flag goes by here in America? If you do (I do), is that worshipping or is it venerating a piece of cloth? I would say it is showing respect, it is a form of veneration. Once upon a time, people took such things seriously, not so much these days I guess. Its not anything magic, witchcraft or worship!
Plus there are two Greek terms that were used in writing the Sacred Scriptures to understand worship to veneration…..
Dulia (Greek term for Veneration) = the honor we give to others like saints and Mary. We ask them for their intercession through their prayers and we honor them for being holy men and women who lived for Christ. An example of dulia would be “Oh holy saint Anthony the Desert, pray for me so that I may be as faithful to Christ as you were Amen.” We acknowledge that the Saints can do nothing by themselves.
Latria (Greek term for Worship)= the honor and adoration that is due to God alone. We recognize him as the creator of all things seen and unseen, as the savior of the world, and as the governor of the universe. An example of latria might be “Glory to God in the highest, Lord God heavenly king almighty God and father. We worship you, we give you thanks we praise you for your glory.”
So if we were to give “Latria” to Mary or the saints, we would then be committing idolatry.
And don’t people in other countries like Japan….the people there bow at each other out of respect, honor, or veneration!!! I used to live in Japan! That we understand to acknowldge saints or Mary.
First, I haven’t pledge allegiance to anything since I was a child. Second, Pledging allegiance is not the same thing as praying to Mary, making her in a statue, believing she can heal you, or even the pope praying to a heart kissing blood, all of that is idolatry. If you cannot see that, then you are surely spirtually blind.
And FYI: Veneration means The act of venerating or the state of being venerated; Profound reverence, respect or awe; Religious zeal, idolatry or devotion
Exodus 20:3-6 “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Dulia (Greek term for Veneration) = the honor we give to others like saints and Mary. We ask them for their intercession through their prayers and we honor them for being holy men and women who lived for Christ.
Men are sinners, and some of the “saints” were surely horrible hypocrites and idol worshipers. If they are not in Heaven, you will at best entertain demons. That is why Jesus say: Pray in MY name. Than you are safe.
It is insane, to pray in the name of departed created beings, consulting the dead. You have been told to pray directly to Jesus, God the Son. It is a sin and wickedness, not to obey Master Messiah, but rather obey the commands of a man of sin and lawlessness, the Pope in Rome.
How can your interpretations be correct??? Ever here of the Phrase….”Every translation is an automatic interpretation!”
For Example which verse do you see is right from these various verisons of Bibles??
King James Version:
and I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads, the name of blasphemy.
The Living Bible:
And now in my vision I saw a strange Creature rising up out of the sea. It had seven heads and ten horns and ten crowns were upon its horns. And written on each head were blasphemous names, each one defying and insulting God.
Phillips Modern English Bible:
there rose out of the sea before my eyes an animal with seven heads and ten horns. There were diadems upon its horns and blasphemous names upon its heads.
Revised Standard Version:
And I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads.
Today’s English Version:
Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with a crown on each of its horns and a wicked name written on its heads.
New International Version:
And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
The Jerusalem Bible:
Then I saw a beast emerge from the sea: it had seven heads and ten horns with a coronet on each of its ten horns and its heads were marked with blasphemous titles.
New English Bible:
Then out of the sea I saw a beast rising. It had ten horns and seven heads. On its horns were ten diadems, and on each head a blasphemous name.
Its important to know certain languages used in the Bible before it was translated into English and which verison of the Bible was used by the early Church!! You guys think you know the Bible, but do you really understand it!!! I don’t think so! Not you guys really don’t know your history…..I don’t know where you get your information??? Its really bizarre!!
Its important to know certain languages used in the Bible before it was translated into English and which verison of the Bible was used by the early Church!! You guys think you know the Bible, but do you really understand it!!!
You are just like the snake in the garden of Eden. The message is the same. He claimed Eve could not understand the message form God, but needed a mediator. Satan.
[ The Fall ] Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
(end of scripture)
It is true that many have tried to falsify the Bible. The worst of these criminals are the Pope. The Catholic Bible includes books that promotes witchcraft. These books have been added to the Biblical cannon, in a bid to justify all kinds of paganism taken into the Roman religion, and presented as “Christianity”.
Please feel free to read this link:
Showing respect to the flag is not the same as PRAYING before a graven image made in the likeness of man or woman as said in scripture.
Yes, we know the original Word was Hebrew and Greek. Any English translation will have variations and none of them are absolutely perfect.
Are you reading and understand Greek and ancient Hebrew then?
I’m a Roman Catholic Seminarian, studying to be a Catholic Priest, who is also studying languages!! Including Latin, Greek, and Hebrew! So, there….
Did you the scriptures (especially the gospels) are read and emphasized in every Catholic Mass daily. Any faithful Catholic who is paying attention will be hearing the scriptures often, since they are required to attend mass weekly and on Holy Days (there are a half-dozen per year). In addition, Catholics are to be fully attentive with a worshipful, prayerful attitude during mass. The only Catholics who are not hearing the scriptures are those who are not faithful in practicing their faith. Plus the entire Bible is read over a period of 3 years and start again the following day!
Those who criticize Catholics for praying to saints have no problem whatsoever, with asking a co-worker, a family member, or a neighbor to “keep me in your prayers.” After all, Scripture is very clear that the “prayer of a righteous man availeth much”. God is pleased when we turn to one another and join together in our prayers. We are members of the same body of Christ (Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:25-27) and of one another (Eph. 4:25), and the Church refers to this mystery as the “communion of saints”.
Yet notice the contradiction. If I asked my Baptist friend to pray for me, he would never think of responding, “Why are you asking me to pray for you when you could spend that time praying straight to God.” However, when we pray to saints, this is all we are doing. We are saying, in essence, “St. Joseph, I have a problem. Would you keep me in your prayers.” Switch St. Joseph’s name with that of any living relative, and the request sounds pretty normal, doesn’t it? Let’s apply some math. If I ask for Mary to pray for me – even though this takes a few moments that I could have prayed straight to God, himself, suddenly I have two people praying for my situation. And if I take a moment to ask St. Francis to pray for me – even though this takes a few moments that I could have prayed straight to God – suddenly I now have three people praying for me. Suddenly, for every prayer I’ve offered to God, I know that Mary and St. Francis have offered their own on my behalf, just as if I had walked around the office and asked my co-workers to pray for me.
It isn’t that I am praying to the saints INSTEAD of Christ. Rather, we are all praying to Christ together, and for each person I ask to join me (whether living or dead), I have multiplied the prayers to Christ for that intention, not reduced them. And think about it – the prayer of a righteous man availeth much … and who is more “righteous” than those who have already entered Heaven?
Scripture is full of examples of people interceding for others, and of God acting on one person’s behalf because of the requests of another. Christ helps the wedding party (despite his inclination to remain private in his ministry) because of Mary’s request (Jn. 2:3-5). In the Old Testament, the Queen Mother of the Davidic Kingdom serves as a counselor to the king (Prov. 31:8-9; 2 Chr. 22:2-4). Children have guardian angels who protect them (Mt. 18:10).
But wait a second – its fine and good to say that praying to the saints is like asking our friends to pray for us, but aren’t they dead? How could they hear us?
“As for the dead being raised,” Christ says in Mk: 12:26-27, “have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God told him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, [the] God of Isaac, and [the] God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead, but of the LIVING.”
After we die, while our physical bodies must await the end of time, our spirits are very much alive in Christ. We are still part of the body of Christ. Some will object that only God is omniscient, so only he can hear all these prayers, but Scripture tells us that the saints share in God’s divine knowledge (1 Cor. 13:9-12) and his divine authority and power (2 Tim. 2:12, Rev. 22:5; Rev. 2:26-28), and in the fullness of God (Eph. 3:19; 1 John 3:2). Saints can hear our prayers because God invites them into his beautific vision, and through his power, they are become that “great cloud of witnesses” that oversee all that we do (Heb. 12). We can see this most clearly in Rev. 5:13-14, when John writes, “And I heard every creature in Heaven and on earth and in the sea, and all therein, saying, ‘To him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever!'” Obviously the “elders”, or saints, in Heaven also heard all of this praise from earth, because they fell down and answered, “Amen!” John, in his vision of Heaven, and the elders that resided there were made aware of the praise from all of existence through their closeness to God’s omniscience.
In fact, despite objections to the contrary, there are actual examples in Scripture of the saints hearing and answering our prayers.
In Jer. 31:15-16, Rachel intercedes for her children after her death (Jeremiah was written hundreds of years after Rachel died, yet her “voice was heard”). Rev. 5:8 tells us that “the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.”
Now think about this verse from Revelation 5. The elders are offering up the “prayers of the holy ones”. Some of Revelation is symbolic. I’m sure that the saints will not carry actual bowls of incense. However, the truth that shines here is that they are offering the prayers of others to God.
As Catholics, we must never be ashamed of the fact that, even after they have passed on, we embrace our fellow Christians. And we must never shy away from asking our brothers and sisters, these “righteous” men and women, to offer their own prayers to be joined with ours. On earth or in Heaven, they are part of the mystical body of Christ, and their intercession is part of God’s plan for the unity of his communion of Saints.
Again, Catholics don’t just ask others to pray for them, Catholics pray TO their “Saints.” Why can’t you grasp the difference between praying to someone and asking someone to pray for you?
That you are going to become a Roman Catholic priest is not going to save you, but rather make you a son of Hell.
Those who criticize Catholics for praying to saints have no problem whatsoever, with asking a co-worker, a family member, or a neighbor to “keep me in your prayers.”
The gross different between your man made argument, and the Word of God, is obvious. My co-worker is present on Earth. He is not a departed soul, who has faced judgment to be in Heaven or Hell. Since you do not know my heart, please do not pray in my name after my death. That would be a n extreme wicked thing to do.
Sue correctly said: Show me a single Bible verse, where the early Christians prayed to the departed soul of John the Baptist. Show me a single place in the Bible. where anyone prays to the soul of the departed martyr Stephen. It is simply not there. For Jews this kind of prayer would be blasphemy against God, a grave sin.
The Pope has become a law by him self. He is the man of lawlessness, who have made the scriptures null and void. We who live by the commandment’s of God, will never return to Rome. There have been a true Church of Baptists from the first century that has never accepted Rome as anything but paganism, that has been presented to us as “Christianity”.
Kevin: If you want to live, leave this priesthood. Run for run for your life, and beg Jesus to have mercy on your soul.
Kevin, the only Scriptures read in the “holy mass” are one-liners absolutely devoid of any context. you read them in a mystical fashion, not in a meaningful one. Words have meanings! I’ve never EvER been in a Catholic mass that has read a whole chapter. If you believe the Scriptures you follow them, not read 3 or 4 exerpts from 3 or 4 books with no context of meaning behind them. And I could care less if you are a seminarian studying to be a priest, I’ve spent much of my life being taught by Catholics. For some sobering counter-balance google up former priest Richard Bennett, watch him on youtube, see if you can answer him and then just for fun call him up because he’s a swell guy that will talk to anyone at anytime about any concerns or questions.
Kevin said, “since they are required to attend mass weekly and on Holy Days (there are a half-dozen per year).”
REQUIRED is a big concept. The Holy Bible who is Jesus Christ in the flesh requires only one work, and that is faith in Him. Everything else flows from a heart that has been transformed through faith in the Word of God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And that “everything else” is nothing but filthy rags.
REQUIRED is the law. We are set free from that law through the blood of the Lamb.
My sins have been paid for in full by Jesus Christ on the cross. Do you believe in the sufficiency of His Work, or not? Peace in this life and joy only ever flow from that singular truth. All else is striving. If you believe that even one requirement apart from faith is needed, than you do not have a true understanding of salvation. Our “good works” flow from the heart as God ordains them, not as man requires them. They are as varied as the people who love His Word. There is no routine, requirement, code, or vow. There is love and devotion to the Word of God, and a desire to help others in their needs as He puts it in our hearts to do so.
No one on earth will be saved because they sat in a pew weekly, took communion, said confession faithfully, or any other such work that men dream up to create a job security program for themselves. I pray that Jesus Christ will teach you these things.
Each person below has desparately tried to present God’s Word in context. I will try also.
Saint is one who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Saint is not one whom the Catholic church (CC) deems a saint based on thier works on earth. This is one of many examples of a false, twisted definition the CC gives to words and inturn misguides their followers.
You say the elders mentioned in Revelation are the departed believers. This is false. You and the CC have read this out of context. (This is another wrong definition by the CC)
You say the dead believer can hear us and you sited Hebrews. Again a false definition of what the phrase “great cloud of witnesses” means. Those who have died and were believers are the ones Paul spoke of. But it says nothing of them hearing us. Thier lives are a witness to being faithful to God. And again, twsting scripture.
The devine power and devine knowledge you spoke us is actually for us HERE on earth and not for the dead believer. ….ill say it agin, a twisting of scripture.
And about angles protecting children. I do believe angels protect all of us. Yet that h nothing to do with a dead believer being able to hear us. Dead belivers do not turn into angels. Angles are separately created beings. Whether or not angles hear us is also irrelevant since we are to only pray to God.
Can you see the twists? Try ading the scripture one chapter at a time without CC definitions. This is where the Holy Spirit can lead you to the truth of God’s Word and all the CC traditions will unravel.
ivarjeld, there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. Jesus founded ONE Church, the Catholic Church, in which alone He vested the forgiveness of sins. Repent of your pride and your blasphemy. Submit to Christ and His Church. What God has made holy, you are not to call profane. Amen, Amen, I say to you, unless you humble yourself and confess your sins to a priest, God will not hear you, nor pardon your sins, for God resists the proud. Those who confess directly to God and refuse to confess to His priests confess to dead air, for He isn’t listening to such proud men. Leave your heresy and run to the Church founded by Christ, and not by men. Humbly confess your sins to a priest, who is a sinner like you, for only in humility can you receive the grace of God. Do not be as the Pharisees, who boasted of their righteousness. The one who humbles himself will be exalted.
I’m this & I’m that…blah blah blahSo there, …
Are you aged 10 or something?
Grow up mister !!
Ivar makes a good point. You don’t know where these supposed saints are and we are only to pray to God. Show me where the apostles prayed to Stephen, the first martyr after he died. You won’t find it. Jews would never pray to anyone but God. The RCC copied the Greek god worship. They had gods for everything! A god for sickness, a god for protection, a god for rain..on and on. So the RCC makes “Saints” for different things..cancer, to find lost things, etc. This is pagan at it’s source.
The saints are living believers on earth. Not one place in scripture will show apostles praying to the dead.
Question: You said that there are no priests in the church. It is not true because the apostle Paul wrote a letter to Titus: “This is why I left you in Crete, that you might amend what was defective and appoint Presbyters (Greek term for Priests) in every town as I have directed you” (Titus 1:5). Then Paul gives the qualifications a man needs to be a priest.
Answer: No, there are no Catholic priests in the New Testament. The Roman priesthood was not instituted by Christ; it is a human invention that evolved in the post-apostolic period.
It is simply not true that “presbyter” means “priest”. The Greek terms used in the New Testament to describe the ministers of the church are: 1. presbuteros (presbyters, elders); 2. episkopos (bishops, overseers); and 3. poimen (pastors, shepherds). They are never called hiereus, which is the Greek word for priest.
The change in the title of the ministers in the Catholic church corresponds to the change in their role. The Council of Trent defines the specific functions of the Catholic priest: “If any one said, that there is not in the New Testament a visible and external priesthood; or that there is not any power of consecrating and offering the true body and blood of the Lord, and of forgiving and retaining sins; but only an office and bare ministry of preaching the Gospel… let him be anathema” (Council of Trent, Session 23, Canon I). Thus the two main functions of the priest are:
The offering of the propitiatory sacrifice of the Mass;
The forgiveness sins by the sacrament of penance.
How does this compare to the teaching of the New Testament? In the Apostolic Church, the Eucharist was considered a “remembrance” and a “proclamation” of the Lord Jesus and His sacrifice, and not a carrying on, perpetuation, renewal and re-presentation of the sacrifice of Christ, as the modern Catholic Church teaches. There is no place for a “visible and external priesthood” in the church since Christ, our Priest, offered one perfect sacrifice, and He ever lives to intercede for His own. “He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood” (Hebrew 7:24). The Greek word (aparabatos) translated “unchangeable” means “not passing away, untransferable, perpetual.” Unlike the Levitical priests, who had to pass on their ministry from generation to the next because of death, Jesus Christ lives forever and therefore His priesthood is not transferred to anyone.
The other key aspect of the Catholic priesthood, auricular confession, was not practiced in the Western church until after the seventh century. The apostles and elders in the early church did not hear confession, give absolution or prescribe penance for the remission of sins. Rather they were involved primarily in the preaching and teaching of the Gospel; they insisted that forgiveness was through faith in Christ. “And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins” (Acts 10:42,43). The Council of Trent derogates this work as “only an office and bare ministry of preaching the Gospel” — the Bible exalts it as the divine mandate to reach out the world with the grace and forgiveness of God.
Today, Christian pastors continue to lead people to Christ by the preaching of the Word that they may receive life and forgiveness through faith in Him. We thank God for their faithful and invaluable service to us.
The Roman priest stand in the way between the sinner and Christ. We cannot benefit from the sacrifice of the cross, or so we are told, unless the Catholic priest offers the sacrifice of the Mass. Nor can we receive God’s forgiveness apart from priestly absolution. That is not true! The Catholic priest is a stumbling block to the soul who is seeking God. The way is wide open to all who come by faith Jesus Christ. “Through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”
You’re missing the point. The English word “priest” is derived from “presbyter.”
Dear Kevin (Catholic Seminarian)
In the times of the apostles there was already a Jewish priesthood. There was no reason for another priesthood. All believers are a royal priesthood and Jesus is our High priest.
The earliest organization of the Christian churches in Judea was similar to that of Jewish synagogues, which were governed by a council of elders (presbyteroi). In Acts 11:30 and 15:22, this collegiate system of government is seen in Jerusalem, and, in Acts 14:23, the Apostle Paul ordains elders in the churches he founded.
Some modern commentators believe that these presbyters may have been identical to the overseers (episkopoi) and cite such passages as Acts 20:17, Titus 1:5,7 and 1 Peter 5:1 to support this claim. The earliest post-apostolic writings, the Didache and Clement for example, show the church recognized two local church offices—elders (interchangeable term with overseer) and deacon.
Any faithful Catholic who is paying attention will be hearing the scriptures often, since they are required to attend mass weekly and on Holy Days (there are a half-dozen per year). In addition, Catholics are to be fully attentive with a worshipful, prayerful attitude during mass. The only Catholics who are not hearing the scriptures are those who are not faithful in practicing their faith.
They may be listening but are not hearing. I was once a devout Catholic. I never understood the scriptures until now, and am still learning. The scriptures were spoken but I never really heard it.(I was faithful, attended all holy day Masses and every Sunday) Faith comes by hearing the word of God. But Catholics are told they can find life in the host. So they come and have that and look to that to change them. Does it?
The Lord relates eating and drinking to coming to Him and believing in Him in John 6. They didn’t get it and many walked away thinking he was talking about eating real flesh but the “flesh profits nothing.” His words are spirit and Life. The Jews were not allowed to eat any food sacrificed to idols. Do you think then Jesus wanted them to eat His body in the flesh so they would have life? If that’s the case, then every person who receives the Eucharist is saved. Eating flesh does not make you a Christian. Believing on HIM, and His perfect finished work on the cross is what makes you a believer.
The serpent told Eve to look to a physical thing to eat to bring ‘life.’ In the same way the RCC says to look to a physical bread to bring life.
Being born again is not infant baptism as the RCC says. Being born again is committing your life to Jesus and following Him all the days of your life, living for Him and His glory.
I pray you can look outside the RCC to find Jesus. Trusting in Him ALONE.
Dear Sue and Kevin.
The word “priest”is mentioned 864 times in the Bible.
703 in the Old Testament.
Everywhere in the gospels, Jesus is rebuking his present day priests. Not a single verse, where He mentions that He wants his students to become Old Testament style priests.
Than comes the wonderful verse, that set in and ordain a new priesthood of ALL believers.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
(end of scripture).
The Church of Jesus shall no longer be ruled by priests, who elevate them selves a bit above other believers.
Because such service is out dated, by the High Priest that came, Jesus the Messiah. The old priesthood’s has expired.
From now on, the Church is governed by a five fold ministry of shepherds. One of them are mentioned as “pastors” who look after the flock, being a servant of them all.
There is absolutely no scripture that can defends the existence of a Roman Catholic priesthood. They are spiritual male prostitutes, who mock the truth, and have become subjects of the Pope in Rome, an anti-Christ walking on Earth.
This is the truth.
No reason for another priesthood?! What Bible are you reading! What reason WASN’T there for a another priesthood? Where there is a change in the Covenant, there must also be a change in the Law. “Do this in memory of Me.” That is the command to be priests, not according to the Order of Aaron, but according to the Order of Melchezedek, which is the priesthood of Christ. And another thing, “a royal priesthood, a holy nation” was used in the Torah to describe Israel, yet when Korah’s band tried to usurp the priesthood of Aaron, they were immolated by God, and their supporters devoured by the earth. Eat Christ’s Flesh and drink His Blood, else you have no life within you. Does this offend you? Why should you doubt that He who spoke the Universe into being can command bread and wine to become His Flesh and Blood and they will obey? And why should you doubt that He who commanded the Apostles to go and do likewise would give them the power to do so?
The Church of Jesus shall no longer be ruled by priests, who elevate them selves a bit above other believers.
Amen. I just edited my comment to say the same thing. Jesus is our only Mediator. We don’t need a priest to mediate what Jesus has done. The veil was torn. Praise God, we can can go straight to Him. But the RCC says you need a priest to have your sins forgiven. In that case, you should hire a priest to be on call 24 hours a day so you can constantly have him forgive your sins in case you die. Otherwise your sins wont be forgiven according to the RCC.
This is terrible. It keeps so many people in bondage thinking Jesus wont forgive them unless they are “absolved” from a priest. JESUS IS MY HIGH PRIEST.
After reading all the above comments, one scripture verse kept popping into my head: 1Timothy 2:5 in which it is written: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
If there is but one mediator between God and men, then what need do you have for praying to a dead person (which the scriptures admonish us NOT to do) to intercede for us, when we have, according to Romans 8:34, Jesus Christ, of whom it is written: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Jesus Christ is alive, and well, and sitting at the right hand of the Father, ever making intercession for us. I have no need of praying to a dead person, asking them to intercede for me, when I have a High Priest, namely Jesus Christ/Yeshua HaMashiach, who sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding on my behalf.
“Where two or three are gathered in My Name, there am I in their midst,” says the Lord. What then, shall we do when we are alone? The answer is that we are never alone, because even if no one on Earth will pray with us, everyone in Heaven is willing to join us in prayer, and where two or three are gathered in the Lord’s Name, there He is in our midst.
Amen, forgiven 1.
Didn’t Malachi Martin point out Karol as a pedophile back in his homeland, long before becoming Pope? It would certainly help explain his stance on pedophilia among priests–if you don’t immediately condemn it, you condone it. He didn’t condemn it.
Often Protestants challenge the Catholic practice of asking saints and angels to pray on our behalf. But the Bible directs us to invoke those in heaven and ask them to pray with us.
In Psalm 103 its says, “Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers that do his will!” (Ps. 103:20–21). And in the opening verses of Psalms 148 we pray, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!”
Not only do those in heaven pray with us, they also pray for us. In the book of Revelation, John sees that “the twenty-four elders [the leaders of the people of God in heaven] fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints” (Rev. 5:8). Thus the saints in heaven offer to God the prayers of the saints on earth.
Angels do the same thing: “[An] angel came and stood at the altar [in heaven] with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne; and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God” (Rev. 8:3–4).
Jesus himself warned us not to offend small children, because their guardian angels have guaranteed intercessory access to the Father: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 18:10).
Because he is the only God-man and the Mediator of the New Covenant, Jesus is the only mediator between man and God (1 Tim. 2:5), but this in no way means we cannot or should not ask our fellow Christians to pray with us and for us (1 Tim. 2:1–4). In particular, we should ask the intercession of those Christians in heaven, who have already had their sanctification completed, for “the prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects” (James. 5:16).
In order for a DEAD saint or angel to pray for us, they’d have to be everywhere all the time to hear us, and they’d need to be able to respond to more than one person at a time to pass prayers up to God. That’s omniscience. A trait that belongs to God alone. I’d be very careful about passing along that which belongs to God to other created beings.
Bottom line is once you are dead you are gone. I don’t care how the Catholic councils decide to declare you a saint. All believers are saints according to the context of Paul’s letters. Anything else is to deny rightful believers their place by turning over the naming of saints to a heretical body. But then again, the Catholic church feels she can place the anathema on anyone who doesn’t believe her, which is a laughable attempt to condemn people to hell when she isn’t the all-holy and righteous judge!
You error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. Is not the Holy Spirit within them? And where is spirit? Can you point to where an angel is? The location of a spirit is defined only by its interaction with matter. The knowledge of the saints is the work of the Lord, a gift He gives to those who are intimate with Him. You are like the ones who imagined that at the resurrection, we will resume having marital relations and buying and selling.
And do not presume to judge yourself a saint, for Paul wrote, “I know of nothing against me, but that does not leave me acquitted; it is God who judges.” Yes, Paul, to whom you appeal, was not certain of His own final salvation. Only the one who perseveres to the end shall be saved, while those who dismember the Body of Christ, those who hold to strange doctrines, and those who deny the Lord that bought them in thought, word or deed, shall suffer everlasting fire even though they were once justified.
We are not to pray to the dead. It’s interesting that the RCC says you have NO assurance of salvation and that to believe you are saved by grace alone through faith alone is anathema. Yet, they are so sure “Saints” are saved and then tell their members to pray to the dead because of some claimed “miracles.”
To say the dead can read hearts and hear prayers is giving attributes of God to men. Only God can hear prayers and read hearts. Only God is omnipresent and omnipotent.
“To say the dead can read hearts and hear prayers is giving attributes of God to men.”
unfortunately this has become a part of the WOF and emerging church doctrine.
Why would you want a dead person to pray for you? The saints can’t hear you. Mary can’t hear your prayers. Pray to the one true Mediator, Jesus Christ. The pope has blinded men and leading them astray to hell. That religion is so filled with paganism and satanism, its disgusting.
YES! The Catholic Church was the First Christians!!!
If you do any historical research (which you all don’t!!) into what the very first christians believed, they were without a doubt, CATHOLIC or Greek for “universal.” They believed in the real presence of Christ in the eucharist and talked extensively about the authority of the Roman church which held constant relations with the apostles Peter and Paul. These are simply historical FACTS available for anyone who wants to see them. It is absolutely laughable to think that the catholic church began 300 years AFTER the events of the gospel.
“The blessed apostles [Peter and Paul], having founded and built up the church [of Rome] . . . handed over the office of the episcopate to Linus” (Against Heresies 3:3:3 [A.D. 189]).
“[T]his is the way in which the apostolic churches transmit their lists: like the church of the Smyrneans, which records that Polycarp was placed there by John, like the church of the Romans, where Clement was ordained by Peter” (Demurrer Against the Heretics 32:2 [A.D. 200]).
Cyprian of Carthage
“The Lord says to Peter: ‘I say to you,’ he says, ‘that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not overcome it. … ’ [Matt. 16:18]. On him [Peter] he builds the Church, and to him he gives the command to feed the sheep [John 21:17], and although he assigns a like power to all the apostles, yet he founded a single chair [cathedra], and he established by his own authority a source and an intrinsic reason for that unity. . . . If someone [today] does not hold fast to this unity of Peter, can he imagine that he still holds the faith? If he [should] desert the chair of Peter upon whom the Church was built, can he still be confident that he is in the Church?” (The Unity of the Catholic Church 4; first edition [A.D. 251]).
“Cornelius was made bishop by the decision of God and of his Christ, by the testimony of almost all the clergy, by the applause of the people then present, by the college of venerable priests and good men, at a time when no one had been made [bishop] before him—when the place of [Pope] Fabian, which is the place of Peter, the dignity of the sacerdotal chair, was vacant. Since it has been occupied both at the will of God and with the ratified consent of all of us, whoever now wishes to become bishop must do so outside. For he cannot have ecclesiastical rank who does not hold to the unity of the Church” (Letters 55:):8 [A.D. 253]).
“As I said before, the Church, having received this preaching and this faith, although she is disseminated throughout the whole world, yet guarded it, as if she occupied but one house. She likewise believes these things just as if she had but one soul and one and the same heart; and harmoniously she proclaims them and teaches them and hands them down, as if she possessed but one mouth. For, while the languages of the world are diverse, nevertheless, the authority of the tradition is one and the same” (Against Heresies 1:10:2 [A.D. 189]).
“That is why it is surely necessary to avoid them [heretics], while cherishing with the utmost diligence the things pertaining to the Church, and to lay hold of the tradition of truth. . . . What if the apostles had not in fact left writings to us? Would it not be necessary to follow the order of tradition, which was handed down to those to whom they entrusted the churches?” (Against Heresies [3:4:1 A.D. 189])
There are TONS of other church father writings which one can employ, (not to mention the vast amount of historical knowledge) which all affirm the truth that the catholic church is the true church of christ.
First Christians were Messianic. Catholic Church came 500 years after Christ.
Catholics created their own church. They weren’t the first Christians, and they weren’t passed a deed by Christ.
It’s a pathetic attempt to claim legitimacy by saying “I was there before you were.” Bottom line is Catholic church can’t stand on her own claims so she attempts to play “school yard” politics by claiming to be the first in line and that is supposed to grant her some rights to legitimacy. Sorry. We don’t buy it. Scripturally and historically you weren’t the first. Face up to the fact and move on. Now, try to explain the outcome of Vatican I and Vatican II without being able to see “we were institued by God” In other words, you can’t stand on your own without trying to claim that.
you are tallking absolute tosh,
the catholic so called church did actually begin untill constantine,
thanks for exposing this abomination… I shudder at how evil this is
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Ephesians 5:11 ” Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”
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My brother-in-law sent my wife a very offensive card celebrating Eid ul-fitr. This would be after he declared that any further communication between the two would be generic and non-religious. To my knowledge, he is not even Muslim, just a Roman Catholic practicing “coexist”.
Do not be Luke warm.narrow is the way..you may lower your standards Jesus will not this is human pope blood..why do warship these popes like gods..praying to your saints for healings. There not God…..
if u guy dont ve anything tangible to say just shut up and stop being critics…. Nawaaoooooo cant u just worship ur own and stop discriminating others?
To let you know that Jesus Christ loves you and wants you to walk away from the catholic church is not discrimination. To let you know that Jesus wants you to leave idolatry isn’t criticizing.
Isaiah 45:20 “Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save.
Judges 10:14 Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.”
No it is worse; it is false prophecy! Jesus loves us and wants us in the Catholic Church. He wants us to forsake heresy. You speak in the Name of Christ things that are antithetical to Christ. Christ prayed that we all be one, even as He and the Father are one. Unless you are united to Christ’s One Church, you CANNOT be saved. God did not send you, but He did send the Apostles. Therefore, submit to the Apostles, and do not usurp their office. Speak in God’s Name only what He has told you; do not add or subtract to His words.
This looks like propaganda – a smear campaign to slander the current pope due to a recent comment he made about “capitalism failing the people”. This is seriously far fetched and irrelevant to anything that really matters in the world today. What a joke! Whoever tried to pass this off as “news” must have an agenda. If this happened in May of 2011 then why is it being posted as a “suggested article” on my Facebook wall in January of 2013???
Guys , this is just an opinion..
Is there any part
in the BIBLE that the DEVIL AGREED with Jesus Christ?
or vice versa?
“You believe in God? You do well. The demons also believe, and tremble.”
This article was written by a fucking idiot, who knows nothing of the Catholic religion or faith. He’s probably having relations with his mother and sister.
Filthy language is not allowed on this site. If you have an objection you can state it without the ugly language.
It is very disgusting to here all the people condemning our Catholic brethren and even condemning him to hell – this is extremely sad and I know breaks the hear of Christ. I am not Catholic but I do prayer ministry with quite a few devout Catholic brothers and sisters. They are some of the most devout Christians I know and they love Jesus, have accepted Him as they Savior, profess Him publicly in all that they do – so you guys just go on condemning. Jesus did not come to condemn and I suggest you do the same. There is so much prejudice here on this threat and people who twist the scripture to their own liking…don’t be so sure you got it all right and open your mind to love. We are all believers and therfore members of the body of Christ. Mary is part of that body and the mother of Jesus – and you think he has a problem with people honoring her????? No one can love her more than He does. If you showed respect to my mother I would be please – I believe Jesus is too.
Judy – a non-Catholic who thinks you’re all off base, unloving and unkind. Scripture says you will know them (Christians) by their love. Please get out of your theological heads and into the heart of Christ!
Jesus did not come to condemn and I suggest you do the same.
Many people pick and chose the verses in the Bible they like, and put together a “god” of their desires. Do not be like them.
Jesus explained to us that most people choose the wide path, end will enter through the wide gate that leads to destruction. Some people chose to obey Him, walk the narrow path, and will make it through the narrow gate. Only a FEW finds it.
When Jesus comes back, He will separate the sheep from the goats. Those who listen to His teachings, and obeyed Him, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The fakes will be sent to Hell.
You are supposed to know these Bible verses. Please quote Bible verses to explain God is, and why He will send billions of people to Hell.
Out of your own mouth, you stand condemned, for you yourself are guilty of that which you condemn in others. You put together a god of your own desires, because you refuse to accept that He established the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Furthermore, you refuse correction: when people point out where these things you object to are permitted or even required in the Bible, you refuse to hear it. Repent, lest you find yourself among the goats crying out, “Lord, Lord, did I not preach in Your Name?”
you are obviously not a christian, especially if you insist on mary worship /mariolatry,, it is not biblical.
for the last 2000 years catholic church members drink the blood of Jesus who in the gospel of John chapter 6 said: unless you eat my body drink my blood there is no life in you…….
Let us reason. Jesus is God. The Pope is not. So even if you believe that you drink the blood of Jesus, you are drinking “Holy blood”. If the blood of the Pope is “Holy” too, please drink it.
Do you see the spiritual insanity in your own arguments?
Let us debate if the blood of the Pope is “Holy”.
Is there a difference between Jesus and the Pope? Or are they both “gods”?
Your statement is not true,
Catholicism did not begin until the 4th century..
And Christians are not cannibalistic, And I certainly am not.!!!
I suggest that you get yourself a Bible.
And that attitude will send you to Hell. Trust in the Lord, and lean not on your own understanding. Obey Him in every detail, and take every word to heart. The apostates of old could not abide the command to eat Christ’s Flesh and drink His Blood, and so they followed Him no more. To do likewise is to choose damnation. If He tells you to eat His Flesh and drink His Blood, do it without question.
You Prating/Prattling fool.
Where exactly do you get this flesh from then?
You need to repent mister & get saved. Repent of your false teaching and your cannibalism.
Go & bust the myths that you believe.
You really need to.
Should know better than this but… to pray in the old English way is to ask. Pray tell, what the meaning is of this, for example. When someone quoted the Early Church Fathers above no one responded. Hmmm.. me thinks no one knows who they are. To be steeped in history is to cease being Protestant.
To be steeped in history is to cease being Protestant.
One of the biggest fraud of history, is the claim that the Roman Catholic Church is 2.000 years old, the oldest church, and the original Church of the Church fathers.
Lies, lies, and nothing but damnable lies.
1. The First Church was a Church of Messianic Jews. It was located in the Jewish districts of Judea and Samaria.
2. The first Church was founded when the people of Rome still worshiped Jupiter and Venus, and all the starry hosts. Thousands of pagan “gods” and saints.
3. The Roman Catholic Church was founded in and around 315 A.D. Ten generations after the formation of of the Church of Messianic Jews.
4. The Thomas Church in India was formed in 50-60 A.D. It is two hundred and fifty years older than the Roman Catholic Church. The Thomas Church in India knew no Pope, and did not accept the Papacy in Rome before the criminals from Portugal entered the Indian ocean in 1500 A.D. The Thomas Church was taen captive by Roman Catholics who robbed, looted and killed.
Shame on all who believe in and distribute the lies of the Vatican.
I find it interesting that people are so cruelly attacking a person because they believe differently than them. What fascinates me more is that these attackers, these apologists, call themselves Christians. Have you yet spoken out of love? NO! The way to win someone over in a matter of theology is to present the love and compassion of Christ to a person, to speak to them in love. It’s because of the anger and hatred that Christians have spoken in a way to “show them Christ” that have caused people from all walks of life to turn their backs on the Savior. Kevin, I appreciate all of your input and, as a Greek scholar in university right now, I absolutely agree with you. Do I attend a church of Catholic denomination? No. In fact, I am of the Mennonite background. Does that make me a heretic? Of course not. My brothers and sisters in Christ, I beseech you to walk and talk in love. No more of this “You said this, now I respond thus.” No more of this swearing and cursing. If someone says something, consider it in love, ponder it in prayer, study it in wisdom, and debate in compassion. I leave you with a story:
In the fourth century, there reigned an emperor: Emperor Theodosius. He was a strong man, of military knowledge. He went, after being on campaign, to his church in Milan where [Saint] Ambrose was the minister. The church father would not permit the Emperor enter on account of his slaying so many. The Emperor had to do a form of penance, beseeching forgiveness of God. So strong was his fervor, in fact, that the people of the country wept with him, also asking the Lord for forgiveness. Finally, after some many days, Ambrose permitted the Emperor enter the church. However, whenever a criminal would come before the Emperor, Theodosius would hear of the crime, ponder it thirty days, and then, after his anger and initial ire had settled, would he decide on the due punishment.
I ask that, when someone says something contrary to you that angers or maddens you, ponder it first and be not hasty to respond. Many will be happier and your response, spoken more from love and a humble heart, will more greatly affect those to whom you speak than if you were to speak immediately. “Be quick to listen but slow to speak.”
And what kind of Christian would we be, by not stating the truth? You call it arguments and diversion. I call it letting you know simply the truth. That Jesus Christ is the only one that can save you, not the pope, not an alledged saint, and not mary.
Mark 7:6-9 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!
You misunderstand. I never said to keep the truth to yourself. Rather, I restated the command of the Lord written through his servant Paul: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every aspect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15). I believe in spreading the good news that is the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. But it needs to be done in love. “If I have not love, I am but a crashing cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13). In fact, I never said anything about trusting in anyone other than Jesus. Rather, you had better speak your admonitions of truth in love or you will do only harm to your cause of demonstrating the love and grace of Jesus.
I apologize if I misunderstood. But to tell a Muslim, Hindu, Catholic with respectful words, that if you do not accept Christ and that he is the only one that can save you, that he loved you so much that he died for your sins, and that if you do not accept him you will die in your own sins, that is the truth with love that you can show anyone.
We are all Christian, so stop all these arguing and discrimination. We are just humans, who are we to judge?! God will Judge us on the last day. Respect each other, moreover we are brothers and sister in Christ. No matter we are RCC or Protestant we are still loving one God! RCC is traditional as they treat God like a king, The rest of the saints and Mother Mary are the servants & relative. They are the one closer to God so they can ask God to have Mercy on us sinners and help to pray for us. If we love Christ than respect don’t say and based on your own judgement and interpretation to say other denomination is satanic etc.. Bible is very Deep you may have your own interpretation but other people may not think so! So in the end it’s never ending. Don’t fight over who is right and who is wrong rather do what God had wanted us to do.To be charitable and to love each other and be kind to others!
Dear Glory to God in the highest!
No matter we are RCC or Protestant we are still loving one God! RCC is traditional as they treat God like a king.
This is again a private opinion, and you are entitled to have one. But I have decided to listen to Jesus the Messiah, and He says something quite different.
[ Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit ] “If you love me, you will obey what I command.
(end of quote).
If you are religious, twist the gospel and starts to distribute lies in the name of “Jesus”, it will not be to your advantage. So read, listen and obey.
It is not enough to claim to know God. God must know you too:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!
Do not mingle among the men who do evil in the name of “Jesus”.
if Christ had come and condemned all of us like this, i dont know if anyone could have been willing to call themselves christians. if you think the pope is wrong, why dont you pray for his deliverance?, for those who are greiviously condemning him, i dont think you are different from the man man who prayed to God saying, i thank you God that am not like that other sinner. so watchout.
If we all could do what ever we desire, and call it “Holy”, there was no need for any laws, neither a Bible.
Read Crossing The Tiber by Stephen K. Ray, then post your comments.
Peace be with you.
This anti-Catholic and anti-Pope article is bringing misconception.
“To worship blood is basically a central doctrine of Witchcraft.”
– Pope Benedict XVI is not worshiping a blood. He kisses the glass reliquary containing the blood of late Pope John Paul II as a form of veneration to a man who lived a life of holiness.
“The Bible says there is only one blood that is Holy.”
– This is true when we speak about the divinity of the blood. We never claim that Pope JPII’s blood is divine.
2 Definitions of the word “holy”:
1: Divine – refers only to God
2: Sacred – blessed items or something worthy of religious veneration. e.g. “Holy Bible”, “Holy water”, “Holy rosary”, “The Holy blood of the Pope”
“There is basically no difference between that the Roman Catholic Church are doing, and what witches are doing. To tap blood of people, put it in containers, adore and venerate it, is nothing but Satanic witchcraft. It is extreme wickedness.”
– The Roman Catholic Church is against and would never promote witchcraft. Catholics only worship God in 3 divine persons (Father, Son, Spirit). Relics are an important aspect of Christianity. One of the earliest sources that purports to show the efficacy of relics is found in 2 Kings 13:20–21:
20 Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. 21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. (NIV)
These verses are cited to claim that God can do miracles through the bodies of His servants. Also cited is the veneration of Polycarp’s relics recorded in the Martyrdom of Polycarp (written 150–160 AD). With regard to relics that are objects, an often cited passage is Acts 19:11–12, which says that Paul’s handkerchiefs were imbued by God with healing power.
“The lawless man in the Vatican is the man of sin, doomed for destruction. All who worship this man as “The Holy Father” will end up in the same hot place as him.”
– Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. (Is.5:21)
Catholics don’t worship their popes. Let’s all please learn the fact.
We Catholics love all of our protestant brethren. Indeed, we have differences from small to large, but we must continue to pray for unity. In the end, all of us share in one common goal: Salvation and everlasting life with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
#I submit fully to the correction and teaching authority of the Catholic Church.#
We Catholics love all of our protestant brethren. Indeed, we have differences from small to large, but we must continue to pray for unity. In the end, all of us share in one common goal: Salvation and everlasting life with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
I submit fully to the correction and teaching authority of the Catholic Church.
We who obey Jesus also love Catholics. But we hate Catholicism. We love all Catholics enough to give them the gospel, and use the Bible to explain why Catholicism is a religion that can not save anyone.
Let me remind you that all the Church Reformers in and around 1520.A.D belled the Pope as an Antichrist. Nothing is new under the sun. All followers of Jesus must renounce this man of lawlessness who rule in the Vatican. All his cardinals, Bishops and priests leads Catholics towards the gates of Hell.
Her is a link to an article that might be useful:
All Roman Catholics who read this:
Please repent. Accept the Bible as the truth, and obey the teachings of Jesus the Messiah. If you are willing, you will surely receive the Holy Spirit. Amen.
You are just twisting and turning the facts! You are only interested In debates! Not from God but your own interpretation! You are the one confusing others and judging others.. Asking people to leave the Roman Catholic Church!? RCC have never ask any of you protestant to leave your Church!!! Who is more satanic??
“We love all Catholics enough to give them the gospel”
– We love you too. I think it’s the other way around. The early Church fathers who are Catholics have given the gospel to all Christian denominations. History will tell that.
“Let me remind you that all the Church Reformers in and around 1520.A.D belled the Pope as an Antichrist.”
– I see that you believed them.
“All his cardinals, Bishops and priests leads Catholics towards the gates of Hell.”
– Well, that’s your opinion.
To all non-Catholics who read this:
If you wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith, learn it from the Catholics and not from anti-Catholics because there are a lot of misconceptions from them.
Learn Catholic faith from a Catholic site and not from an anti-Catholic site. Here’s a good website which you can visit. http://www. **edited by editor.**
I have edited your link. This is a strictly Jesus Believing site. And you are not allowed to post links, unless you have the permission of Ivar or myself.
Now you say that there are alot of misconceptions of the catholic faith, yet what they teach is in direct contradiction to God’s Word.
God says: Exodus 20:1-15 And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me
And yet you sit there bow to dead flesh, kissing them, praying to idols who can do nothing.
You have also chosen to worship Mary as if she were a God. And she accepted Jesus Christ, who died for all of our sins. Yet, you think that none of what you do is wrong. You call a sinner the pope, holy father.
All of it is in direct contradiction to God’s words.
@ Glory to God in the Highest: “RCC have never ask any of you protestant to leave your Church!!! Who is more satanic??”
my comment: Please investigate RCC’s new evangelism program to win back the “separated brethen” (Protestants). See also the 2013 book “Catholics Come Home”.
No, it is the Jesus of Protestantism that is not the Jesus of Nazareth. Now, it is no surprise that the so-called reformers condemned the Pope as the Antichrist; all heretics must condemn the Catholic Church to justify their own existence. When you say you hate Catholicism, you are really saying you hate Jesus, for the Scriptures call the Church His Body, and expressly forbid anyone to separate himself from it or divide it into factions. Indeed, Jesus said, “If he will not listen even to the Church, treat him as a pagan or a tax collector.”
Nor do you know anything about how to receive the Holy Spirit. There were some men who believed and were baptized, yet the Apostles had to go and lay hands on them to receive the Holy Spirit. This is recorded in Acts 8. He who wills the end must will the means, else he is only a hypocrite.
the Catholic Church and faith is the single most powerful Church on earth… it the single unified deterrent against all other anti Christian forces.. and despite haters, ill wishers and all, from time immemorial we just keep growing strong and undeterred.. anti-Catholics are just jealous.. you just wish something would happen to prove how right you are and how wrong Catholics are and in all the years since the the church was born you have had nothing… why? because we understand and worship as Christ taught – you just flounder in the dark.. grasping at things and conjuring silly theories… you are so pathetic.
Michael says, “you are so pathetic”
Your fruit is evident in your choice of words. Personally, if I believe someone is not saved or a part of an apostate church, I pray for them and look for opportunities to share the truth of the gospel with gentleness and love. They are not pathetic in any way, any more than any one of us is. They do not have an understanding of salvation; and the fruit of their lives bears witness to it.
Your church will not save you. At the end, you will have neither pope nor priest to hide behind. You will stand or fall on your own faith and be accountable for your own words and actions.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh. The temple curtain was torn in two when He completed His work on the cross. The catholic church will NEVER be able put it back up, as hard as she tries.
You can choose to sit at the feet of Jesus and love His Word or sit at the feet of the pope and love his power. You claim to understand and worship as Christ taught; and yet, I tell you the truth, “you are so pathetic” are words of the condemned and not words of the living. A quick read of Matthew chapters 5 through 7 will confirm this for you. I pray that God of Heaven gives you ears to hear.
Put the curtain back up??? I think you have us confused with the Orthodox Churches!
What this Pope doing is some sort of Paganism where is scripture we are told to bow dow to graven images or cut someone to collect they blood?
So true that people have been blinded by lies because they deny the one the claim they save him
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Yep, this ritual is discussed in the Bible. (sarcasm people). These people are so weird.
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Pope kisses tapped blood of late pope John Paul II
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I read and loved all your responses to the roman sheeple. A lot of the responses (especially the ‘veneration vs worship’ one) I would have proudly given myself a short while ago. Mercifully, the Lord very recently opened my eyes and I started to read the Bible. I have since come to the realization that the roman catholic ”church” is a pagan and actually demonic cult. They add to the word of God and teach doctrines of demons (1Tim. 4: 1).
My family is third generation catholics, and my late grandpa was among the first catholic converts in his village in Imo (Nigeria). My mom goes as far as to tell us that we shouldn’t marry non- catholics (not her idea of a joke). I’ve attended Catholic school from prep through primary, went to a Jesuit secondary school, and was even set to go to a catholic university.
Since I’ve come to knowledge of the truth in Christ Jesus, I haven’t had the courage to tell my family. My mom calls me all the time to find out if I go to mass regularly, etc.
I don’t know what to do. I think my brother went through a period of questioning his catholic faith but he seems alright with it now and has never left. I tried initiating a conversation with him through an email but it did not work out.
Sorry for the long post but I don’t know what to do. Advice please? I think one of the admins mentioned they are ex catholic?
I’m praying for guidance from the Holy Spirit of the Living God through Christ Jesus.
I will be praying you are sensitive to the Holy Spirit! My cousins are Catholic and it feels impossible to tell them anything about the unbiblical things they do. A as you can read above, all the Catholics on here use scripture as they have been taught instead of knowing actual definitions of words and know the context of scripture. Keep emersing yourself in God’s Word because He will lead you to all truth by the prompting of the Holy Spirit! Converse with other believers as often as you can. Share and confess and BE THE CHURCH as scripture says! Love you, your sister in Christ Tifani