This is the type of story that people do not want to hear, but it is the truth, and it is happening right now in Mexico. This is the type of story that will bring out the smoothest talking people in the world, (Most from within the “church” world) in an attempt to cover up the reality of what the church of Rome is all about. Evangelical Christians who know the real deal about the Roman Catholic church, and want NOTHING to do with her, are being locked up in jails in Mexico, simply because they refuse to convert to Roman Catholicism. The current Pope Francis is slated to make a trip to Mexico in February to venerate Mexico’s version of Mary, “Our Lady of Guadalupe” and to hold a Catholic Mass on the Mexican/American border. As a former Roman Catholic myself, it absolutely sickens me when I observe the silence from the mainstream media, and mainstream churches, about things like this. Here is an excerpt from the Charisma article:
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven Evangelical Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, were incarcerated on December 15 after refusing to convert to Catholicism. State and federal authorities had been informed of threats to illegally expel or incarcerate members of the Evangelical community weeks in advance but have refused to intervene.
The imprisonment comes as the culmination of an ultimatum that was given by local officials of Leyva Velazques, a municipality of Las Margaritas, Chiapas, to the local Evangelical community to convert to Catholicism, leave the village, or face prison.
According to Luis Herrera, Director of the Coordination of Christian Council of Churches, eight families in the village have succumbed to the ultimatum and signed documents indicating their conversion to Catholicism. Mexico’s Constitution explicitly protects the right of all citizens to profess and practice the religious belief of their choice. The seven who are currently jailed have refused to convert.
In an interview with ICC, Jorge Lee Galindo, Director of Impulso 18, a human rights organization in Mexico City, said that for months the Christian community has been pressured to recant their faith or face expulsion from Leyva Velazques. At time of writing, ICC sources indicated that other Evangelical Christians in the community are continually being summoned before local officials in an effort to force them to renounce their faith.
This incident reflects a growing trend of religious persecution in rural areas of Mexico, as well as reluctance by the state and federal government to protect religious minorities. In June, ICC estimated that more than 70 open cases of religious persecution against minority Christian communities, each involving between 20-100 victims, existed in the states of Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla and Guerrero. On July 15, Senator Marco Rubio questioned Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the current nominee for U.S. ambassador to Mexico, on how she would address this issue. [7 Christians Jailed for Refusing to Convert to … Catholicism 3:00PM EST 12/17/2015 OLIVIA MILLER/INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONCERN]
Today it is the true Christians in Mexico that are being jailed, but tomorrow it could be the true Christians in America that are hauled off to jail! I encourage every reader of this article to do your own study of the Roman Catholic persecution of true Christians, by reading books such as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and Martyr’s Mirror. When you begin reading the truth from those books, then you will clearly see what a sham this whole “Christian unity with Rome” thing is all about. We are living in a day where some of the slickest preachers, will twist and corrupt the scriptures to make it seem that God is in that “unity” thing but he is not. The Holy Spirit of truth will NEVER lead his people to join hands with a system that preaches a false gospel as Rome does. That same Holy Spirit of truth delivered me from the church of Rome. Keep in mind that the red carpet was laid out in America just a couple of months ago, for Pope Francis, the man who continually defies God’s Word, and Jesus Christ himself, in allowing himself to be called the “Holy Father”.
“And call no man your father upon the earth: for ONE is your Father, which is in HEAVEN. Neither be ye called masters: for ONE is your MASTER, even CHRIST.” Matthew 23:9-10
The Pope travels the world while he walks amongst the people in his long white robe, loving the attention and the adulation from the people as he brings his false gospel. The millions of dollars that are spent wherever this man goes is incredible. The News coverage is unprecedented as this man in the long white robe propagates the false gospel of Rome all over the world. The USA Secret Service constructed an eight foot quality black steel fence in NYC’s Central Park when the Pope rode into town in his Popemobile. Jesus warned us about people walking around in long robes in the following passage:
“Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in LONG ROBES, and LOVE greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows’ houses, and for a SHEW (SHOW) make long prayers: the same shall RECEIVE GREATER DAMNATION.” Luke 20:46-47
The one thing that I want you to see here is that the people in Mexico who jailed the Evangelical Christians, did not believe in freedom of speech, nor freedom of worship either. This is called tyranny. They knew that those Christians wanted nothing to do with the Roman Catholic system, because they would be denying the Lord Jesus Christ if they went back into something from which the Lord delivered them. Folks it is the same religious system from the Middle Ages. They still hold fast to the anathemas (over 100 curses) against people who disagree with their false teachings. Rome called the Council of Trent to counter the reformation which brought millions people out of the demonic church of Rome. Cardinal Dolan of NYC even boasted about the great effectiveness of the Council of Trent in his radio podcast. It is not unusual to see Cardinal Dolan working hand in hand with Christian leaders, including Dr A.R. Bernard of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn NY. That church is the largest Christian church in NYC, and Dr Bernard took his congregation to Cardinal Dolan’s St Patricks Cathedral for a unity meeting one day. Folks it is getting scary out there, and you ain’t seen nothing yet, as the song goes!
It is important to understand that the Roman Catholic church still teaches the same things that they taught when they went on a rampage during the Middle Ages. The Catholic church tortured real people, with devices that would put the modern day torturers to shame in our own time. Those things have been covered up, but some estimate that countless millions were killed by the church of Rome during that period. The root of the tyrannical leadership in Mexico, that is persecuting the true Christians, was birthed centuries ago in the false church of Rome. I am so grateful to this day that the Holy Spirit pulled me out of that religious system. I was an avid worshiper of Mary myself, and I venerated statues and images of “Mary” just like the Pope, and the millions within his flock.
When I was truly born again of the Spirit, the Lord showed me that the “Blessed Mother Mary” never heard my “Hail Mary” prayers at all. I was following the messages that were coming forth from “Our Lady of Medugorje” and the Lord showed me that those messages were from demon spirits. Not only those messages but all the rest of the “appearances” of Mary throughout the world including Fatima, Lourdes and Guadalupe.
How can you tell who is behind the source of those messages from “Mary”? You can uncover the SOURCE of the MESSENGER by taking a look at the MESSAGE itself. If the MESSAGE is not in line with the truth of God’s Word (the scriptures), then you can rest assured that the SOURCE is demonic!
All of the Marian appearances have the same DEMONIC source, because they do not line up with God’s Word (the scriptures). When I got saved it was as if the Holy Spirit took a spiritual yellow highlighter and illuminated the different parts of those messages in comparison to the scriptures! Glory to God is all that I can say, and that is why I use the scriptures so much in my blog articles. I know the power that is in the Word of God! Here is an excerpt from the article about the Pope’s upcoming trip to Mexico.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) –- On the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis announced that he would travel to the Marian shrine in Mexico City and pray to Mary so that Christian communities “may become oases and rivers of mercy.”
“To ask her this, in a strong way, I will travel to venerate her at her shrine on Feb.13. There, I will ask this for all of America, of whom she is especially a mother,” the pope said.
The pope made the announcement during a Dec. 12 Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531. [Pope Francis will venerate Mary at Mexico shrine next year By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service 12.14.2015 9:05 AM ET
Pope Francis is going to Mexico, to be physically present to pray before an image, at a shrine of “Our Lady of Guadalupe”. The image was made from a description given by Juan Diego, when “Mary” appeared to him in 1531. What the Pope does not realize is that he will be praying to a demon spirit masquerading as Mary. Meanwhile “America’s Pastor” Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life) has been referring to Pope Francis as “our Pope” and he welcomed him with open arms when he came to America. Can you imagine the fortune that is spent on all of the Papal visits to countries throughout the world? It is so sad because MILLIONS of the Roman Catholic people can get SAVED for real, by simply calling upon the Lord for salvation! They do not need to go through Mary or any priest to get there either. I know that because the Lord SAVED my soul out of that deceptive religious system!
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto SALVATION. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto ALL that call upon HIM. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be SAVED.” Romans 10:9-13
Folks I am telling you, that you can do that right now, and the Lord will SAVE your soul wherever you are! I do not care if you are in your bathroom right now. Call upon the Lord and ask him to forgive you and SAVE you and he will honor his own word! Your soul is as precious to him as any other soul in the entire world!
The Lord also showed me that he was not associated with the Roman Catholic version of the Eucharist either, because he was the SPIRITUAL LIVING BREAD that came down from Heaven. The teaching of Roman Catholic Mass with it’s transubstantiation, and the fact that they teach that the Mass satisfies the justice of God for sins, is enough to qualify it as a false gospel. The Lord showed me that there was no such place as Purgatory either, and yet to this very day Roman Catholics are praying for their dead relatives who they believe are suffering in Purgatory. They donate money and purchase “Mass Cards” so that their local priest can offer up a Mass on their behalf! That is one of the most demonic teachings in the world today.
The gospel of Rome is a false gospel that comes with a valid curse, and the Jewish apostle Paul is the one who said that:
“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:8-10
The thing that separated Paul from the rest of the crowd is the fact that he refused to please men. Paul knew that he was destined for Hell himself until the day, that the Lord saved his soul. At one point in time he had to rebuke Peter because Peter was intimidated by the Judaizers at Galatia, and many obediently followed Peter in his hypocrisy. (Galatians 2:11-17) Paul knew that he was going to stand before God one day, and he was not about to deny his wonderful master in Heaven.
“But when PETER was come to Antioch, I WITHSTOOD HIM TO THE FACE, because he was to be BLAMED. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation (hypocrisy).” Galatians 2:11-13
The Christians who sit in the jails of Mexico are being led by the same Holy Spirit who led Paul, and that is why they REFUSE to convert to the Roman Catholic church. The church of Rome that persecuted, tortured, and killed the true faithful reformers, still hold fast to the same doctrines, that they had during the Inquisition. What you see taking place down in Mexico is a small microcosm of what is going on deep down in the heart. Rome desires temporal power throughout the world, and they would love to rule America if they could. That is why you are seeing such a push for this so called “Christian Unity” taking place. Paul rebuked Peter because he saw that others were following after him in his compromise with the Judaizers. Millions today have followed their compromising Evangelical leaders in joining hands with the false church of Rome under the disguise of love. There are other Pastors and leaders who know the truth about Rome, but they remain silent because their “rich” ministry connections would not be happy.
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Their minds are still blinded by him, and we can pray that they are delivered also.We can only hope and pray that their persecutors get saved and repent of their evil deeds, just like the apostle Paul did AFTER he got saved. The Jewish apostle Paul thought that he was in sync with God, and he went after Christians like there was no tomorrow either. Paul was on a warpath against Christians until the very day that the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, stopped him dead in his tracks on the road to Damascus, and saved his soul. (Acts 9:1-31) Here are a couple of quotes from well known people who have passed on. The first quote is from Charles Spurgeon from England, who was known as the “Prince of Preachers”. I am not a “Calvinist” but I only quote his man because of his acute discernment regarding the counterfeit church of Rome.
“Our ancient enemies have small belief in our common sense if they imagine that we shall ever be able to trust them, after having so often beheld the depths of Jesuitical cunning and duplicity. The sooner we let certain Archbishops and Cardinals know that we are aware of their designs, and will in nothing cooperate with them the better for us and our country. Of course, we shall be howled at as bigots, but we can afford to smile at that cry, when it comes from the church which invented the Inquisition, ‘No peace with Rome’ is the motto of reason as well as of religion.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Geese in Their Hoods: Selected Writings on Roman Catholocism, (Publisher unknown, 1873).]
This next quote is from the man who invented the “Morse Code” and his name is Samuel Morse.
“They are Jesuits. This society of men, after exerting their tyranny for upwards of two hundred years, at length became so formidable to the world, threatening the entire subversion of all social order, that even the Pope, whose devoted subjects they are, and must be, by the vow of their society, was compelled to dissolve them. They had not been suppressed, however, for fifty years, before the waning influence of Popery and Despotism required their useful labors, to resist the light of Democratic liberty, and the Pope (Pius VII), simultaneously with the formation of the Holy Alliance, revived the order of the Jesuits in all their ‘power. From their vow of ‘unqualified submission to the Sovereign Pontiff,” they have been appropriately called the Pope’s Body Guard.
“And do Americans need to be told what Jesuits are? . . . they are a secret society, a sort of Masonic order, with superadded features of revolting odiousness, and a thousand times more dangerous. They are not merely priests, or of one religious creed; they are merchants, and lawyers, and editors, and men of any profession, having no outward badge, (in this country) by which to be recognized; they are about in all your society.
“They can assume any character, that of angels of light, or ministers of darkness to accomplish their one great end, the service upon which they are sent, whatever that service may be. They are all educated men, prepared and sworn to start at any moment, and in any direction, and for any service, commanded by the general of their order, bound to no family, community, or country, by the ordinary ties which bind men; and sold for life to the cause of the Roman Pontiff.”
“And who are these agents? They are for the most part, Jesuits, an ecclesiastical order proverbial through the world for cunning, duplicity, and total want of moral principle; an order so skilled in all the arts of deception that even in Catholic countries, in Italy itself, it became intolerable, and the people required its suppression.” Samuel Morse, Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States, (Boston, Massachusetts: Crocker & Brewster, 1835), Vol. I, p. 55.]