A PERSON CANNOT BE CATHOLIC AND BE A CHRISTIAN AT THE SAME TIME!
That is because Catholicism is based on Roman paganism and not the true Word of ALMIGHTY GOD. Vatican City in Rome happens to be the headquarters of the Catholic “system” and they follow a person who professes the worldly title of “pope”. If this “organization” was part of the true Body of Christ, they would NOT be sequestered in their own private city and their leader only seeing people through a special invitation. DID JESUS CHRIST DO THAT?
The definition of Vatican is derived from the Latin vaticanus, which means “hill.” The Vatican is the palace in Vatican City that is used as the official residence of the pope and the administrative center of the papacy. The term Vatican also refers to the authority and jurisdiction of the pope. NONE OF THIS IS FOUND IN THE HOLY BIBLE. Of course the Catholics have their own version of the bible, so these lies may very well be found inside the pages of a Catholic “bible”. Since the “pope” recently took it upon himself to change the Word of ALMIGHTY GOD by altering The LORD’S PRAYER, anything is possible with this group of liars who pose as angels of light, just like their father, the devil! Led not into temptation: pope approves change to Lord’s Prayer | Catholicism | The Guardian
In the book of John 8:14 JESUS CHRIST STATES: Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a and the father of it.
We also read in the book of 2Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
ALMIGHTY GOD warns us about adding to or taking from His Word in the book of Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
The Catholic “church” today is nothing but a modernized version of the Roman pagan state “religion” who were sun worshippers. if you will notice the gold image the fake “priest’ holds up during a mass that is called a eucharist, it is actually an image of their sun god. It also represents a ritual act of witchcraft because Catholics teach that during their “communion” the wafer and wine actually change into the body and blood of JESUS CHRIST! During the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. the Roman emperor Constantine, who was a pagan sun worshipper, declared the “church” to be the Roman state church and Catholic leadership believe that they are the universal church. ANOTHER LIE SPUN FROM THEIR TWISTED FALSE DOCTRINES! How could this pagan tradition be joined with the true Body of JESUS CHRIST?
Catholic leadership also falsely declares that Catholicism was established by JESUS CHRIST when he spoke to the apostle Peter in the book of Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The Catholics pervert this Scripture and state that JESUS CHRIST is speaking about Peter being the rock, when JESUS CHRIST is actually speaking about Himself being the rock! If we go into the book of 1Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
The Catholics maintain that Peter was the first pope and the current pope is a descendant of Peter. WHAT!!! First of all the word “pope” is not in The LORD GOD’S HOLY WORD and second of all this is a false doctrine. The definition of pope is Catholic in origin and means: the bishop of Rome. The only true priests were from the Jewish tribe of Levi that ALMIGHTY GOD chose Himself, beginning with Aaron in the Old Testament. During these times, the Jews were the only ones who could receive atonement for their sins through animal sacrifice offered unto The LORD GOD through the Levitical priesthood. Once JESUS CHRIST shed His blood, died on the cross, and arose from the grave on the third day, there is no more need for a Jewish High Priest because JESUS CHRIST conquered sin and death. THEREFORE, ANYONE ELSE THAT CALLS THEMSELVES A PRIEST IS A LIAR! Also, these people assign themselves the title of “father” and that is not what JESUS CHRIST STATES in the book of Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
The Catholic fake “priests” are also forbidden to marry and during their pagan season of ‘lent” they command their congregation to abstain from meat. This is not what ALMIGHTY GOD states in His Holy Word. 1Timothy 4:1-3 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; Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Yes, the Catholic system teaches about JESUS CHRIST being the Only-Begotten Son of GOD and that HE died on the cross and arose from the grave on the third day. They also profess the Holy Trinity: God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit.BUT THAT’S WHERE THE SIMILARITY ENDS! Catholics also lift up Mary, still call her a “virgin” and pray to her along with other dead people, which is an abomination to ALMIGHTY GOD! Mary was chosen by The LORD to be the mother of JESUS CHRIST because He was pleased with the way she lived her life. The dead people are the ones the “Catholic Elect” decide are saints by canonizing them and pray to them. Having any contact with the dead is forbidden and is considered to be witchcraft! In the book of Luke 1:28 GOD’S Word states: And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Mary was a virgin when she was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Then after JESUS CHRIST, the Only Begotten Son of GOD was born, Joseph and Mary had other children. In the book of Matthew 13:55 GOD’S Word states: Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
The Catholic system uses graven images (notice all the statues inside the building) which The LORD GOD speaks about in His Word. In the book of Exodus 20:4 ALMIGHTY GOD STATES:Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water above the earth: This means a statue or carved image of anything that The LORD GOD has created, such as people, the moon, the stars, animals, fish, the list goes on. I recently was in someone’s house that had an old copy of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization, version of the Ten Commandments on their wall, which left out the commandment spoken of in Exodus 20:4. They divided the commandment of Exodus 20:17, which states: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s into two commandments, so the warning about graven images is totally left out.
This is confusing to many because there is truth mixed in with the lies. The LORD is not the author of confusion as we read in the book of 1Corinthians 14:33 when GOD’S Word States:For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Another example of Catholics ignoring The LORD GOD’S Word is with baptism. They “sprinkle” babies or new adult converts with what they deceptively call “holy water”. When JESUS CHRIST walked this earth during His ministry and was baptized by John the baptist, JESUS CHRIST was completely immersed in the water. In the book of Matthew 3:16 GOD’S WORD STATES: And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
Our example of baptism is JESUS CHRIST and NOT the Catholic “system”. Just as LORD JESUS was immersed in the water, we are to do the same once we repent of our sins and believe on JESUS CHRIST as our LORD and SAVIOUR. In the book of Mark 16:16 JESUS CHRIST STATES: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.
This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the cult of Catholicism and if anyone reading this has been raised in this practice of paganism, I pray that you take this to The LORD GOD in serious prayer and ask Him to reveal the truth to you, if indeed you are ready to accept it! If you are not ready, ALMIGHTY GOD will still get your attention – IN HIS TIMING! Please do not ignore the truth when it is right in front of you and do not allow the enemy of our souls, the devil, to continue to keep you in spiritual prison. Trust only in your HEAVENLY FATHER and not the pope, who is nothing but a fraud trying to lead you astray!