It is a wonderful thing to be saved, and to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I was raised as a Roman Catholic and I made my “First Communion” and “sacrament of Confirmation” but I was on my way to Hell, and I did not even know it. You see what I was doing was nothing more than sacramentalism, but it had absolutely nothing to do with salvation, and going to Heaven. I never heard the soul-saving gospel of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic church, because it is a system which mixes their man-made tradition with the pure unadulterated word of God, and that is a FATAL mistake! The false doctrines of Rome which the Christian Martyr’s stood against, are still being preached in the Roman Catholic system today! Those teachings include the Catholic Mass, Mary as mediator (mediatrix), the Roman Catholic priesthood, infant baptism, the Pope as being the “Holy Father,” and the leader of the “Christian Church.” Not only that but the Roman Catholic church still has over 100 curses (anathemas) against people who do not believe and agree with their false doctrines. Those curses were instituted at the Council of Trent, and upheld by the Council of Vatican II in 1964-65! The Roman Catholic church still believes that THEY are the ONE and ONLY true church. Do not be fooled by all of that stuff folks. I am a former Roman Catholic, and I testify to you today that the Lord saved my wretched soul out of the darkness of that wicked system. YOU can call upon the Lord Jesus Christ just like I did, and get SAVED for real without any need for them. Get yourself a Bible and read it, and you will go flying out of the Roman Catholic church when you find out the truth about salvation. Do not forget to read some of the TRUE testimonies and stories, from REAL Christians who were tortured and murdered, for refusing to bend their knee to the Roman Catholic church.
When I was born again at the age of thirty six, I began to speak out against the FALSE teachings of the Roman Catholic church. As a former Roman Catholic I know without a shadow of a doubt, that I would have ended up in HELL, because I did NOT know the real Jesus Christ . . . You will probably NOT hear this inside your church, so that is why I am shouting out this WARNING to you here. The teaching of PURGATORY is one of the most deceptive, and wicked teachings in the Roman Catholic system, and it is an absolute INSULT to the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is SPIRITUAL HERESY of the worst kind . . .
The false Gospel of Rome has not changed, but the leaven that Jesus warned us about has done a very good job at seducing souls. It was this same wicked leaven that was working when people such as CHARLES (CHUCK) COLSON and many other compromisers took their pens and signed that ECT (Evangelicals and Catholics Together) agreement back in 1994. The leaven of the false gospel of Rome has made tremendous inroads over the years most noticeable in the Billy Graham ministry. A well documented book by Dr Cathy Burns reveals that Billy Graham removed the warnings concerning Roman Catholicism from his own Crusade Edition of the Halley’s Bible Handbook . . . The original Halley’s up until the 22nd edition (1959), warned about the Jesuits. There are chapters about the Roman Papacy, and the Jesuits. According to Mrs Halley, Mr Halley spent years working on those chapters and never would have permitted the book to be changed. However when he died, Billy Graham bought the rights, and REMOVED all the research and warning about the JESUITS in the editions BILLY GRAHAM printed.” [Billy Graham And His Friends: A Hidden Agenda? By Dr Cathy Burns, page 440] . . . How can Billy Graham go from declaring Roman Catholicism to be one of the three greatest dangers in the world, to using Roman Catholic lay people as altar workers (counselors) at his crusade meetings? It is actually quite simple. The warning from Jesus Christ regarding the wicked leaven was ignored, and Satan entered in full throttle! The false Gospel of Rome did not change, but Billy Graham certainly did . . .
DID YOU KNOW? That you can still find hundreds of true testimonies of the faithful Christians who were tortured and killed, for standing against the Roman Catholic system, in “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs” and the “Martyr’s Mirror” online books. Their blood is still crying out to all of us today! Those faithful Christians, are the TRUE heroes of the faith, and yet they are almost totally forgotten in our modern day. I was saved all the way back in 1989 at the age of thirty six, and “Foxe’s Book of Martyr’s” was one of the first books that I read, and I have consulted that book, many times over the years. Did you know that the Roman Catholic “church” is still preaching the EXACT same doctrines in the year 2017, that they did back then, when they tortured and killed true Christians? Did you know that the Roman Catholic “church” still insists that they are the ONE and ONLY true Christian church, with their Pope as the leader? Did you know that the most recent Roman Catholic Council (Vatican II) upheld ALL (more than 100) of the anathemas (curses), against Christians who refuse to accept their teachings? That should be a real eye opener for all of us. Why? If the “church” of Rome is still preaching the same FALSE doctrines today, that they did back then, when they tortured and killed millions of Christians, then why is the modern day “church” joining hands with them in “Christian” unity? Are YOU numbered among the millions who have been deceived by the Roman Catholic church?
“Evangelists today are wide-eyed to the might of Communism, but tight lipped at the menace of Romanism. America would shake from coast to coast in twenty-four hours if some preacher, anointed with the Holy Ghost, gave the Roman Catholic Church a broadside! We stir national interest against the cruel, half-civilized Mau Mau (wicked enough), but powwow with, and pander to, the Roman Catholic Church! These priests who dope mens souls, these idolatrous “masses,” these Calvary eclipsing prayers to Mary, these miserable millions cheated in life and in death by the greatest forgery Lucifer ever made.” (Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill, Bethany House Publishers, 1988, Copyright 1959)
The Protestant name came as a result of those who protested against Rome and their wickedness. We possess a Bible today, because of those who stood against Rome and their false gospel. Many were sent to the flames because they protested against a gospel that damned mens souls. People like John Huss, Martin Luther, William Tyndale and millions of others cared enough and loved people to get the scriptures in the hands of the common man. It is so sad, and absolutely disgraceful that the modern day “ministers” remain silent while the “big name” evangelists work hand in hand with Rome. Most people have absolutely no idea that there are over 100 anathemas (curses) from the Council of Trent, which were UPHELD by the Council of VATICAN II (the Ecumenical Council) against people who would DISAGREE with THEIR TEACHINGS! I am happy and BLESSED to tell you that I am numbered among those who have been anathematized (cursed) by Rome! I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for his beautiful grace and mercy and so great salvation!
If you take a look at the Vatican you will learn that the Vatican is a political religious system with the Holy See recognized as the official State, with the Pope in charge and they even have their own military, the Swiss Guard! When the Pope visits any other country, the whole world is put on notice. There are red carpet treatments wherever he goes, with millions spent on security. You will find people within the Roman Catholic clergy, such as the Cardinals, and Bishops, bending their knee to kiss the ring of Pope Francis. You will find people of all ages doing the very same thing wherever he goes throughout the world. Where is all of this stuff in the Bible, and what does it have to do with Jesus Christ? The answer is this: Absolutely NOTHING! It is the very same IDOLATRY which the true Christians fought against 500 years ago, and yet the modern day “Christians” are doing the exact opposite of what they did . . .
Right before Jesus died and gave His last breath He cried out ” . . . IT IS FINISHED . . .” [John 19:30] The perfect sacrifice has been perfectly FINISHED, and it need NOT be OFFERED up on a daily basis on the ALTARS of Roman Catholic Churches throughout the world!
In a year (2016) which the Roman Catholic Pope is preaching mercy for all, he still remains silent regarding the Roman Catholic authorities persecution of Protestant Christians in Chiapas, Mexico! Pope Francis did absolutely nothing to help the Protestant Christians in Mexico who were jailed after they refused to bend their knee to the local Roman Catholic authorities in Chiapas, Mexico. Those Christians had ALL of their property and land taken away from them, and then they jailed simply because they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. Pope Francis was riding around in his Pope-Mobile, while Christians were left with absolutely NOTHING in the same town of Chiapas, Mexico one of the places that the Pope visited on his trip. Not only that, but a Christianity Today Report said that an Evangelical church was burnt down, the night before the Pope arrived in Mexico! Does the Pope have a conscience? The Roman Catholic Pope has been known to talk about the persecution of Christians, but he said absolutely nothing, and he did absolutely nothing to help the Protestants in Chiapas, Mexico. Did somebody say that Christians should join in unity with the Roman Catholic church?
One of the PURPOSES of the Mass is to SATISFY the justice of God, for the SINS committed against HIM. That is why you will find the Roman Catholic Mass being said every day, without fail, in Catholic churches throughout the world. Every single day they are teaching people that their Roman Catholic Priest is satisfying the justice of God, for THEIR sins, while they should be telling people that Jesus Christ PAID the price in FULL already!
Rosary Beads are big sellers in Roman Catholic stores, and they are made out of different materials including plastic, wood, glass and various metals. Some Rosary bead sets can even glow in the dark, and I owned a pair of them. People are taught to pray the Hail Mary at a very young age, and though they may not attend a Catholic Church for years, they will still remember the Hail Mary prayer. You will often hear the Hail Mary prayed in its entirety at Roman Catholic wakes inside the funeral parlour. Often the prayer is led by the local Catholic Priest. He will pray the first part which goes like this: “Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou, amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.” The Roman Catholics who are in attendance will then respond with the second part of the Hail Mary, which is as follows: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death, Amen.”
I hope that you understand that the Roman Catholic church is teaching pure HERESY. The Bible tells us that the justice of God was satisfied when Jesus Christ died on the cross, almost two thousand years ago. The Bible lets each and every SINNER (myself included) and every other person in the world know that they can be JUSTIFIED by the BLOOD that Jesus Christ shed for them!
Christian Evangelist Keith Green: The Catholic Chronicles
It is obvious by even this brief glimpse into the doctrines of mortal and venial sins, confession, penance, and purgatory, that the Roman Catholic Church has constructed one of the most unbiblical doctrinal systems that has ever been considered “Christian”. The fear, anguish, and religious bondage that such a system of “reward and punishment” creates, has tormented millions of lives for centuries, and continues to prey on those who are ignorant of the biblical way of salvation.
Most people do not realize that the Roman Catholic Church teaches that the Pope, is necessary for the interpretation of God’s Word. The Roman Catholic system teaches that the Pope, the Magisterium (teaching office), and their tradition cannot be separated. Rome places their man-made tradition on an EQUAL level with the scriptures themselves! That is absolutely mind-boggling, but that is exactly what they teach. Here is an excerpt from their 1994 Catholic Catechism: RCC-Catechism-1994 #100 . . . “The TASK of INTERPRETING the WORD OF GOD authentically has been ENTRUSTED SOLELY to the magisterium of the Church, that is, to the POPE and to the bishops in communion with him.” . . .
Christian Evangelist Keith Green: The Catholic Chronicles
To merely call such a system “a cult”, would be to throw it into the vast category of religions and quasi-religions that are currently making the rounds of our college campuses and city streets, snatching up many an unsuspecting youth. No, the Roman Church is not a cult. It’s an empire!
I recently came across a video entitled “Beth Moore False Vision” which I posted below this paragraph, can be found on the You Tube site of “Corinthians Ministries”. The video is about a vision that popular teacher Beth Moore had concerning the way God sees his church on earth. In this video Beth Moore gathered different small groups which represented different denominations of churches in the world, and she also included the Roman Catholic church . . .
Christian Evangelist Keith Green: The Catholic Chronicles
I know that many will not be convinced or moved by this article (or any of the others) to make such a conclusion. They are impressed by what they’ve heard about recent stirrings among the Catholics in the “charismatic renewal”. Many evangelicals (especially Charismatics) have been thrilled by the reports of Catholics speaking in tongues, dancing in the Spirit, having nights of joy and praise, even attending “charismatic masses”.
There was a meeting which took place in late 2014 between the Roman Catholic Pope Francis and the late Shimon Peres, the former President of Israel. In an excerpt from an ARTICLE from the Jerusalem Post, Shimon Peres believed that the “Holy Father” Pope Francis was the one person who could bring about WORLD PEACE! Shimon Peres described the Pope as the only truly respected leader in the world today.” Shimon Peres, a patriarch of today’s Israel, wants to leave a legacy. Most in this mode aim for things like monuments, memoirs and money. Peres’s aim is world peace. And in his opinion, Pope Francis, a man he calls “Holy Father,” is the one to make it happen. Vatican spokesmen concur, as does Italy’s representative for Islam, who “fully agrees.” [Peres, the pope and a plan for world peace, By Brian Schrauger 9/09/2014 22:20]
Shimon Peres said the following: “What we need is an organization of United Religions, a United Nations of religions.” Shimon Peres was then asked whether he believed that Pope Francis should be the leader of such an organization: Fulvio Scaglione, deputy managing editor of Famiglia Cristiana, asked, “Would you see the pope as the leader of United Religions?” “Yes,” Peres replied. And not only because Francis is a globally respected leader. He is also the best choice because the world needs “an indisputable moral authority . . .
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has been working hand in hand with the Roman Catholic Church for many decades now. A well documented book by Dr Cathy Burns reveals that Billy Graham removed the warnings concerning Roman Catholicism from his own Crusade Edition of the Halley’s Bible Handbook.
“The original Halley’s up until the 22nd edition (1959), warned about the Jesuits. There are chapters about the Roman Papacy, and the Jesuits. According to Mrs Halley, Mr Halley spent years working on those chapters and never would have permitted the book to be changed. However, after Mr Halley died, Billy Graham bought the rights to his book, and removed all the research and warning about the Jesuits in the editions Billy Graham printed.” [Billy Graham And His Friends: A Hidden Agenda? By Dr Cathy Burns, page 440, Published By Sharing]
The Roman Catholic Pope Francis was recently seen in a video on July 16, 2016, holding up a “Together 2016” tee shirt, encouraging thousands of people to give Jesus a try. This is the same Pope Francis who remained silent while true born-again Bible believing Christians had their property and land confiscated . . .
I thank God for saving my soul, and I thank God for his precious word, the TRUTH which set me free. I want you to see why the Pope’s call for “Christian Unity” is nothing but a sham! In this post I would like to show you some of the scriptures which opened my spiritual eyes to the deception that I was in as a Roman Catholic . . .
The late Keith Green was one of the few people who had the spiritual fortitude (backbone) to speak up and write against the system that we know as Roman Catholicism. It is absolutely incredible when you take a look at the modern day “Church” and see how the “church of Rome” has become accepted . . .
This whole thing regarding the creation of Roman Catholic “saints” by the Pope and the Vatican machine, has nothing to do with the true and living God! First of all, Pope Francis is already diametrically opposed to Almighty God, because he is running around the world carrying the title of “Holy Father,” when the Lord Jesus Christ absolutely forbids that. “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” Matthew 23:9 Those words were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ himself, but few are willing to listen to him, and therefore they allow themselves to be deceived. As a former Roman Catholic I never knew that truth, until I read it in the scriptures for myself. I was also unaware that the Biblical way of becoming a saint is diametrically opposed to the Roman Catholic way of becoming a saint. After I was born again of the Spirit, it was the Spirit of the living God who delivered me from that hellish deception.
Christian Evangelist Keith Green: The Catholic Chronicles
Mouths that used to speak out boldly against the Church of Rome have been quieted by the times. It no longer is in vogue to speak of the pope as “the antichrist” or the Catholic Church as the “whore of Babylon”. Now Protestants unwittingly believe that “our differences are not so great”. Ah, that is just what She needs us to think!
What does the Bible teach us about Mary, the mother of Jesus? That is the question of the hour. Was Mary a sinner like the rest of us? Is Mary the mother of God? Should my focus be on Mary or on Jesus Christ? Is the Roman Catholic version of Mary a DEMONIC counterfeit? Should My Focus Be On Mary Or Jesus Christ? It is rather interesting that the Roman Catholic doctrine regarding Mary mimics actual truth regarding Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic teaching known as The Immaculate Conception (Mary being conceived without sin) is a DEMONIC COUNTERFEIT of the sinlessness of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21) The Roman Catholic teaching of The Assumption (Mary was raised into heaven without dying) is a DEMONIC COUNTERFEIT of the actual ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. (Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:8-11) The Roman Catholic teaching of Mary being the Queen of Heaven is a DEMONIC COUNTERFEIT of Jesus Christ being the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! (Deuteronomy 10:17, Psalm 136:3, 1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:14, 19:16) The Roman Catholic teaching of Mary as a mediator (mediatrix) is a DEMONIC COUNTERFEIT of Jesus Christ being the one and only mediator for mankind! (1 Timothy 2:5)
William Tyndale, who stood against Rome and their false gospel, met a man one day who declared the following:
“We were better to be without God’s laws then the Pope’s”
Master Tyndale hearing this, full of Godly zeal, and not bearing that blasphemous saying, replied
“ I DEFY THE POPE and all his laws; and added, that if God spared him life, ere many years he would cause a boy that driveth the plough, to KNOW MORE of the SCRIPTURE than he did.” [William Tyndale-Foxes Book Of Martyrs-page 139]
Did you know that the Roman Catholic Church believes that their Catholic Mass will SATISFY the justice of God, for sins committed against him? Did you know that if you disagree with that teaching on the Mass, and the Transubstantiation of their Catholic Eucharist, then you are under one of the curses of the church of Rome . . .
Christian Evangelist Keith Green: The Catholic Chronicles
I’ve never completely understood why God led me to write these articles. But it becomes more clear with each day of study, and each page of research. Never has something so black and wicked, gotten away with appearing so holy and mysteriously beautiful . . . for so long!
There is not one person on this earth who can be called HOLY outside of what CHRIST has done for them on the cross, and that is the beautiful thing about salvation. We are all on the same level ground, with no exceptions . . .
It has been a few years since the new Roman Catholic Pope Francis was elected to lead their church, and the “god of this world” (Satan) has not been disappointed, and everything is going according to his plan . . .
In a recent interview with Christianity Today, Luis Palau spoke very highly about his friend Jorge Bergoglio, better known as Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church. In that interview with Christianity Today he described Pope Francis as a “very Bible centered man” . . .
Pope Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) also made a trip to Mexico to bow before an image of “Our Lady of Guadalupe.” whom he calls his Mother. By the way, there are multitudes of Christians who are sitting in jail cells in Mexico, because they refuse to convert to Roman Catholicism. Pope Francis rode around in his Pope-mobile in Chiapas, Mexico while being adored by millions of deceived Roman Catholic people. Meanwhile in Chiapas, Mexico, born-again Bible believing Christians had their property and possessions confiscated, and were thrown into jail! Why? Because they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism, and they were holding Christian meetings in their own homes! The Devil gets very angry when people come out of the cult of the Roman Catholic system. I know firsthand, because I came out of that counterfeit religious system myself. I have not heard one word from the “Holy Father” in regards to that the persecuted Christians in Chiapas, Mexico either! Something smells a little fishy does it not?
Actual Quote From The Jewish Apostle Paul:
Now the SPIRIT speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)
My wife Cathy and I were delivered out of the deceitful Charismatic Catholic movement just about twenty five years ago. We would attend Catholic Charismatic “healing” masses where the Rosary would be prayed throughout the Catholic Mass. You must understand that the doctrines of the Roman Catholic charismatic movement are entirely Roman Catholic, which includes praying to Mary (Hail Mary prayers), praying to dead saints (necromancy), praying for the dead people in their Catholic Purgatory, and many other things . . .
Actual Quote From The Jewish Virgin Mary:
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.” (Luke 1:46-55)
Here is a portion from the “Aletheia Blogg and TankesMedja” Website regarding Swedish Pastor Ulf Ekman:
“Little by little teaching against the Maria cult, papism and traditions of men has been removed from Word of Life bookshelves and replaced by newer more catholic-friendly material. Ulf Ekmans earlier book on the subject ”Doctrines” with a clear stance against the Roman Catholic influence in Christianity has been replaced with a newer revised Catholic-friendly edition. Trips to Rome are being arranged by key ministers in the congregation and Ulf Ekman himself is flirting openly with both traditional Catholic leaders and Catholic Charismatic movement representatives around the world.” [Pastor Ulf Ekmans Fascination with Roman Catholicism Grows stronger/November 2010]
The outcome could have been predicted, because this is what happens when the Word of God is laid aside for the traditions of men. It does not take long for a little leaven of demonic teachings to fully permeate a person’s thinking.
“During his Sunday morning service, Ulf Ekman announced the he and his wife, Birgitta, are converting to Roman Catholicism. Ekman is the founder of Word of Life, a megachurch in Uppsala, Sweden. News reports and blogs coming out of the nation reveal congregation was “partially stunned” after hearing what was packaged as a “special announcement.” The theme was “follow the Lamb wherever He goes.” [Ulf Ekman Converts to Roman Catholicism/Charisma Magazine/Jennifer Leclaire]
On May 21, 1527, the Roman Catholic church leaders put Michael Sattler to death, because he refused to recant of his stand against their false teachings. The teachings which Michael Sattler stood against remain UNCHANGED by the church of Rome, and yet the “Christian” leaders and television ministers of our modern day, have joined hands with them! Have the teachings of the Roman Catholic church changed? No! Has the Word of God (scriptures) changed? No! Has the modern day church and their response to the Roman Catholic church changed? YES! What is that called? It is called APOSTASY!
According to the scriptures, there is only one person who deserves the title of “Holy Father” and he is sitting on a throne in Heaven, not on a throne over in the Vatican. Peter is often referred to as the “first Pope” of the Roman Catholic church . . .
One of the main boasts of the Roman Catholic system is that they are the one and only true church on earth. After I came to know the Lord in 1989 I realized that the Roman Catholic Church was NOT EVEN PART of the TRUE church of Jesus Christ . . .
As a former Roman Catholic, who was born again in 1989, I believe that it is my biblical duty (Jude 1:3) to warn as many people as I can about the false doctrines of Roman Catholicism, so that they too may escape from that system . . .
In the year 1527 AD Michael Sattler, a former Roman Catholic monk, was sentenced to an absolutely horrible death. Here is the true account:
“In the case of the Governor of his Imperial Majesty versus Michael Sattler, judgment is passed, that Michael Sattler shall be delivered to the executioner, who shall lead him to the place of execution, and cut out his tongue; then throw him upon a wagon, and there tear his body twice with red hot tongs; and after he has been brought without the gate, he shall be pinched five times in the same manner”
On May 21, 1527, the Roman Catholic church leaders put Michael Sattler to death, because he refused to recant of his stand against their false teachings. The teachings which Michael Sattler stood against remain UNCHANGED by the church of Rome, and yet the “Christian” leaders and television of our modern day have joined hands with them! Have the teachings of the Roman Catholic church changed? No! Has the Word of God (scriptures) changed? No! Has the modern day church and their response to the Roman Catholic church changed? Yes! What is that called? It is called APOSTASY! Torture is a very horrible thing by anyone’s standards, unless of course you have been given over to the mindset of Hell. Torture is even worse when it is done in the name of God, or the name of the sweet and gentle Jesus Christ. Here is a true account of the torture and murder of Michael Sattler and his wife by the Roman Catholic church. This account is one of many which can be found in the book “Martyrs Mirror” . . .
This true account goes on to say:
” After this was done in the manner prescribed, he was burned to ashes as a heretic. His fellow brethren were executed with the sword, and the sisters drowned. His wife, also, after being subjected to many entreaties, admonitions and threats, under which she remained very steadfast, was drowned a few days afterwards. Done the 21st day of May, AD 1527″ [Martyrs Mirror, van Braght Pages 416-420]