Roman Catholic Ten Commandments
Apology: Please note that the following information is not intended to offend another and this would also be contrary to Christian teaching. It should also be noted that over the centuries many wonderful Christians from the Catholic Church have done outstanding missionary and other excellent Christian work. There are no doubt millions of people in the Catholic Church that are not aware of the things below and that is no reflection on their faith or love for Christ. This site is not anti-catholic and we love all people from all denominations. It is a simple case of the truth must always be preached as this is God's will. Please also read the note to Catholics about half way down this page and see is there idolatry in the Catholic Church and was Peter the first pope?
The table below shows the Ten Commandments as personally spoken and written by God using the King James translation and the Ten Commandments as changed by the Roman Catholic Church. They believe that their authority stands above the Word of God and that they can change God's times and laws and God will prescribe to their changes. You will note that they deleted the second Commandment and changed God's Sabbath to Sunday and split the tenth Commandment into two to get back to Ten Commandments. As a result the Roman Catholic version of the Ten Commandments is always one ahead of the King James in the Decalogue until the tenth Commandment when they break it into two and make it the ninth and tenth Commandments.
The following from the Catholic Encyclopaedia Vol. 4, p. 153 also confirms the deletion of the second Commandment and the change of the fourth. “The church, after changing the day of rest from the Jewish Sabbath of the seventh day of the week to the first made the third commandment refer to Sunday as the day to be kept holy as the Lord's Day.”
This truth can also be found from the following URL which you will need to copy and paste into the address bar as links promote search engine ranking and I cannot promote what is not Biblical truth. The Catholic version is the column on the right hand side titled “A Traditional Catechetical Formula.” The URL is http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/command.htm
In 1562 the Archbishop declared that tradition now stood above scripture. “The authority of the Church is illustrated most clearly by the scriptures, for on one hand she recommends them, declares them to be divine, and offers them to us to be read, and on the other hand, the legal precepts in the scriptures taught by the Lord have ceased by virtue of the same authority. The Sabbath, the most glorious day in the law, has been changed into the Lord's day. These and other similar matters have not ceased by virtue of Christ's teaching (for He says that He has come to fulfill the law, not to destroy it), but they have been changed by the authority of the Church.” — Gaspare de Posso Archbishop of Reggio, Council of Trent.
Most denominations you ask about the fourth Commandment will say the day is Sunday, otherwise you will receive as many as 1001 different excuses in avoidance of this one Commandment. Besides the five hundred plus denominations that have already rediscovered the truth about this Commandment, it seems the only other Church that acknowledges the truth is the one who changed the day without God's approval. Since they believe their authority stands above God's, they observe the wrong day also. If you ask the Catholic Church you will get a statement like the following, “Most Christians assume that Sunday is the biblically approved day of worship. The Catholic Church protests that it transferred Christian worship from the biblical Sabbath (Saturday) to Sunday, and that to try to argue that the change was made in the Bible is both dishonest and a denial of Catholic authority. If Protestantism wants to base its teachings only on the Bible, it should worship on Saturday.” — Rome's Challenge www.immaculateheart.com/maryonline Dec 2003. Watch this short video to find out what happened to those who did not obey the commandment of the Catholic Church in the dark ages. You can also read more Sabbath Statements from the Roman Catholic Church from this web site.
God gave a specific warning in His Word that the Catholic Church would change His laws as well as prophetic and other times. Through Jesuit priests commissioned by the Catholic Church, they are responsible for the manufactured prophecy in regards to a seven-year tribulation period that in the last few decades has spread like a plague throughout the world with the help of Satan and other fallen angels. This has successfully been achieved by the enemy by perpetuating a lie over the centuries that has been spread by top selling books and even fictional movies that people take as Gospel truth. The “left behind” series is one classic example of this. Incredibly, a large and growing number of people continue to believe this lie as a result. To find out more, you can read one of the web sites on the truth of the so called Secret Rapture or Rapture Truth.
The following verse is God's warning from the Bible that the Roman Catholic Church would in fact actually think to change His laws. As for the persecution of the saints, this was the torture and death of between 50 and 150 million Christians accused of being heretics for 1260 years called the dark ages. See Adam Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 7:25.
Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change TIMES and LAWS: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
Note it says they would THINK to change laws. This is because in reality man cannot change God's law. They think they have changed it and boast they have changed it however, even though most Churches have come out of her and hence unknowingly followed her tradition, as far as God is concerned, His Commandments remain unchanged. God's law is eternal and unchanging as He is. Jesus commented the following in regards to putting human traditions in place of His law.
Mark 7:6-9 GNB says, “Jesus answered them, “How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you! You are hypocrites, just as he wrote: 'These people, says God, honor me with their words, but their heart is really far away from me. It is no use for them to worship me, because they teach human rules as though they were my laws!' “You put aside God's command and obey human teachings.” And Jesus continued, “You have a clever way of rejecting God's law in order to uphold your own teaching.”
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I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
I am the LORD thy God. Thou shalt have no strange gods before Me.
Exodus 20:4-6 You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my Commandments.
Deleted. See also idolatry in the Catholic Church
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God In vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Honour thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods.
More quotes from the Roman Catholic Church about the Sabbath
We sincerely apologize to all Catholics reading these paragraphs but those who understand Bible prophecy also know the following is unmistakable truth that has to be taught to get as many people as possible into the kingdom. As shown above, the Catholic Church believe they have the right to change God's law, but it is ludicrous to think that mortal man can change the laws of the Creator of this universe. These are laws which God personally wrote in stone—a copy of His original set of the Ten Commandments that remain unchanged in the heavenly sanctuary which John saw in Revelation.
Below are a few more statements from the Roman Catholic Church which give the simple answer as to why most Churches now keep Sunday as the Sabbath. Revelation 13 tells us that Satan gave his power and authority to the Roman Catholic Church. Why? It was Satan's plan to have this Church change the Sabbath to Sunday. Why did Satan do this? The fourth Commandment is a SIGN as to who we worship and give our allegiance to. If we obey God and keep His Sabbath day Holy, we give our allegiance to God. If we obey the Commandment of the Catholic Church and keep their day Holy, who do we give our allegiance to then? The Catholic Church answers this question below with two of their quotes. But looking deeper, who gave this Church power so God's true day of worship could be changed? See the Sabbath Bible Prophecy for 50 questions that expose the truth.
Does the Bible support the change to Sunday?
“Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” — James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 edition), p. 72-73 (16th Edition, p 111; 88th Edition, p. 89).
“For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the [Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible.” — Catholic Virginian, October 3, 1947, p. 9, article “To Tell You the Truth.”
Who Made Sunday Holy?
“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed from Saturday to Sunday. ‘The day of the Lord' was chosen, not from any direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the (Catholic) Church's sense of its own power…People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole authority, should logically become 7th Day Adventists, and keep Saturday holy.” — St. Catherine Church Sentinel, Algonac, Michigan, May 21, 1995.
“Question - Which is the Sabbath day?”
“Answer - Saturday is the Sabbath day.”
“Question - Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?”
“Answer - We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” — Peter Geiermann, C.S.S.R., The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd edition, 1957.
Whose Day of Worship is Sunday?
“It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.” — Priest Brady, in an address reported in The News, Elizabeth, New Jersey, March 18, 1903.
“They [the Protestants] deem it their duty to keep the Sunday holy. Why? Because the Catholic Church tells them to do so. They have no other reason…The observance of Sunday thus comes to be an ecclesiastical law entirely distinct from the divine law of Sabbath observance…The author of the Sunday law…is the Catholic Church.” — Ecclesiastical Review, February 1914.
Who Do We Reverence by Keeping Sunday Holy?
“It was the Catholic church which…has transferred this rest to Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Therefore the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) church.” — Monsignor Louis Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, p. 213.
“I have repeatedly offered $1,000 to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law in the Bible. It is a law of the holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, ‘Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.' The Catholic Church says: ‘No. By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day and command you to keep holy the first day of the week.' And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church.” — father T. Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, February 18, 1884, printed in History of the Sabbath, p. 802. Hover here for document clip or select for full original image.
A Note To Catholic Church Members
There have been many genuine, well meaning Catholic Christians who have read this page and have either disagreed and or been offended with the truths presented here. Again we apologise for those who have been offended as no offence was ever intended in any way. These truths were as big a shock to us when we first discovered these things also and they deeply grieved us. It is only our desire to share Biblical truth and get as many people into the kingdom as possible. As would Christ, we desire that not one should perish as we also love all people from all denominations and walks of life.
Those that have been offended by the truths here have often sent emails accusing us of many things like being evil and in need of God's forgiveness. Those believing these things could not be further from the truth. Before sending an email to criticize us for what is written here, we pray that you will read the quotes below that were written personally by the Catholic Church, and then prayerfully consider if you believe these things are acceptable, loving and Christ like, or if teachings such as these is where the evil is found. If you do not agree with these quotes, then we humbly ask if you will please consider reading one of the web sites below which contain many more quotes and reveal what Bible prophecy and history show as being the real truth and how God really feels about the things this Church has done. We understand how extremely difficult these things must be to accept, but sadly they are true and there is so much more than what can be provided here. Rather than just taking offence, we pray that you will investigate to find if these things are truth as difficult as this may be. See who and what is the Antichrist for detailed information or antichrist truth for the brief version.
If you agree that the Catholic Church has the right to murder and torture and burn those who do not believe what she teaches, then please do not send us an email as we cannot condone or agree with such things as torturing and murdering other Christians for any reason.
All the history books estimate the Catholic Church tortured and murdered over 50,000,000 people that they claimed were heretics. The following two quotes reveal who the Catholic Church refers to as heretics and the quotes that follow these explain and prove why they tortured and murdered these good Christians. It is also worth noting that most of these Christians they killed were actually Catholics themselves who disagreed with what the Church was doing. Select the following to watch a short video of a typical true story of the death of a Sabbath keeper by burning. This and much worse was very common in the Dark Ages by the Catholic Church.
“He is a heretic who does not believe what the Roman Hierarchy teaches.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
“Heretics (those who are not members of the Catholic Church or who do not hold to Catholic doctrine) worship a God who is a liar, and a Christ who is a liar.” — St. Augustine, (quoted in “Patrologiae Cursus Completus: Series Graca”, by Fr. J. P. Migne, Paris: 1866, 42:207).
We also respectfully disagree with this previous quote as God and our Saviour are not liars. The following three quotes state what the Catholic Church says should be done to heretics. Again, if you feel this is acceptable, please do not contact us, as this can only be described as totally unbiblical, evil and from the devil himself and there is nothing further we can do other than pray for those who believe this is or was acceptable.
“The church may by divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their person, and condemn them to flames. In our age, the right to inflict the severest penalties, even death, belongs to the church. There is no graver offense than heresy, therefore it must be rooted out.” — Public Eccliastical, Vol. 2, p.142.
“A heretic merits the pains of fire…By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom, heretics must be burned.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
“When confronted with heresy, she (Catholic Church) does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture.” — The Rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart, quoted in The Catholic Church, The Renassance, and Protestantism, p 182-183.
This final quote says Catholics should follow the Pope even if he were Satan himself. Again, I just simply cannot agree with this. Evil should never be worshipped and nor should any man on earth be worshipped as this is a form of idolatry in itself. Only the God head is worthy of worship according to the Bible.
“Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom. He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death, for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope. I know very well that many defend themselves by boasting: “They are so corrupt, and work all manner of evil!” But God has commanded that, even if the priests, the pastors, and Christ-on-earth were incarnate devils, we be obedient and subject to them, not for their sakes, but for the sake of God, and out of obedience to Him.” — St. Catherine of Siena, SCS, p. 201-202, p. 222, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 5: “The Book of Obedience”, Chapter 1: “There is No Salvation Without Personal Submission to the Pope”).
Please don't be angry or condemn us for these unbiblical quotes above, as they were NOT written by us but by the Catholic Church.
Most Catholics are unaware of these things because they are not spoken of or taught. The facts about the millions that the Church tortured and murdered are also not our thoughts or opinion, they are a matter of historical record which can be found in thousands of history books. Eg: Look up the ‘Spanish Inquisition’ or read “Fox's Book of Martyrs.” It is recommended you read it on an empty stomach as the things the Church did could make one feel quite unwell.
Please don't send condemning emails to us because the Bible, the history books and all the early Protestants recognised and acknowledged that the Catholic Church was the antichrist beast power described in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13. Again these are not our thoughts. Please note that the term beast in the Bible does not mean beast as in beastly. In prophecy animals are used to depict various kings or kingdoms eg: Daniel 7:23 “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” For those wondering, this verse is referring to the Iron monarchy of Rome.
You may be surprised to know that these early Protestant reformers that first identified the Catholic Church as the antichrist power were actually people who had belonged to the Catholic Church. For those who do not know what the Protestant reformation was, this occurred around the 1500's when many good Catholic people started protesting against the fact that the Catholic Church felt that they had the right to imprison, murder, torture and burn at the stake anyone who was not following their doctrines of which many originated from paganism.
During the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church forced everyone to follow their rules and manmade traditions and hence it was also forbidden to read or own your own Bible. But as copies of the Bible began to circulate, it eventually resulted in around 50% of the many sincere Catholic Christians realizing that they should be following the Bible and the Bible alone and that it was wrong for the Church to enforce their rules upon people for any reason let alone by the threat of torture and death. It was at least half of the Catholic Christians who left in protest under threat of martyrdom. Most of these now ex-Catholics died by the hand of the very Church that they had once believed in and belonged to.
Below are quotes that were written by these many famous early reformers who as previously stated were originally Roman Catholics themselves and protested against what the Catholic Church was doing and realised that they should be following the Bible and not pagan traditions. Martin Luther for example was a Roman Catholic priest. So what did the major Protestant Reformers teach about the Antichrist? Again, the following quotations are not indented to foster ill will toward any human being, for this would be contrary to teaching of Jesus Christ (John 13:34-35), but rather to simply present what some of the most influential Christian leaders who have ever lived believed about “the little horn” (Daniel 7:8), “the beast” (Revelation 13:1), and “the man of sin” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) and about Antichrist.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) (Lutheran): “Luther … proved, by the revelations of Daniel and St. John, by the epistles of St. Paul, St. Peter, and St. Jude, that the reign of Antichrist, predicted and described in the Bible, was the Papacy … And all the people did say, Amen! A holy terror seized their souls. It was Antichrist whom they beheld seated on the pontifical throne. This new idea, which derived greater strength from the prophetic descriptions launched forth by Luther into the midst of his contemporaries, inflicted the most terrible blow on Rome.” Taken from J. H. Merle D'aubigne's History of the Reformation of the Sixteen Century, book vi, chapter xii, p. 215. Based on prophetic studies, Martin Luther finally declared, “We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.” (Aug. 18, 1520). — The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, by LeRoy Froom. Vol. 2., pg. 121.
John Wycliffe: “When the western church was divided for about 40 years between two rival popes, one in Rome and the other in Avigon, France, each pope called the other pope antichrist - and John Wycliffe is reputed to have regarded them as both being right: “two halves of Antichrist, making up the perfect Man of Sin between them.” — Ibid.
John Wesley (1703-1791) (Methodist): Speaking of the Papacy, John Wesley wrote, “He is in an emphatical sense, the Man of Sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled the Son of Perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers… He it is…that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped…claiming the highest power, and highest honour…claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.” — Antichrist and His Ten Kingdoms, by John Wesley, pg. 110.
Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) (Anglican): “Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons.” (Referring to prophecies in Revelation and Daniel.) — Works by Cranmer, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7.
John Knox (1505-1572) (Scotch Presbyterian): John Knox sought to counteract “that tyranny which the pope himself has for so many ages exercised over the church.” As with Luther, he finally concluded that the Papacy was “the very antichrist, and son of perdition, of whom Paul speaks.” — The Zurich Letters, by John Knox, pg. 199.
John Calvin (1509-1564) (Presbyterian): “Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak and whose language we adopt… I shall briefly show that (Paul's words in II Thess. 2) are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy.” — Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin.
Roger Williams (1603-1683) (First Baptist Pastor in America): Pastor Williams spoke of the Pope as “the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth, who sits as God over the Temple of God, exalting himself not only above all that is called God, but over the souls and consciences of all his vassals, yea over the Spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yea, and God himself…speaking against the God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws; but he is the son of perdition (II Thess. 2).” — The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, by Froom, Vol. 3, pg. 52.
Cotton Mather (1663-1728) (Congregational Theologian): “The oracles of God foretold the rising of an Antichrist in the Christian Church: and in the Pope of Rome, all the characteristics of that Antichrist are so marvelously answered that if any who read the Scriptures do not see it, there is a marvelous blindness upon them.” — The Fall of Babylon by Cotton Mather in Froom's book, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 3, pg. 113.
The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647): “There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition that exalteth himself in the church against Christ and all that is called God.” — Philip Schaff's, The Creeds of Christendom, With a History and Critical Notes, III, p. 658, 659, ch. 25, sec. 6.
A Great Cloud of Witnesses: “Wycliffe, Tyndale, Luther, Calvin, Cranmer; in the seventeenth century, Bunyan, the translators of the King James Bible and the men who published the Westminster and Baptist confessions of Faith; Sir Isaac Newton, Wesley, Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards; and more recently Spurgeon, Bishop J.C. Ryle and Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones; these men among countless others, all saw the office of the Papacy as the antichrist.” — All Roads Lead to Rome, by Michael de Semlyen. Dorchestor House Publications, p. 205. 1991.
When you ask who is the antichrist today, people instantly start thinking of someone who is sinister and against Christ, but the word antichrist also means in place of Christ as is the case in the Bible. When John spoke of antichrists, he was NOT referring to people who were against Christ and illustrates this well by pointing out that they were originally part of the early Church but went out on their own as did the Church of Rome. See 1 John 2:18-19. The following is just one of the many quotes from the Catholic Church that could be given that show they meet this criterion perfectly. “The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of human flesh.” — Catholic National, July 1895.
God is also very displeased with the changes she (the Catholic Church) has made to His law and doctrinal truths and also the many excellent Catholic Christians and others she has murdered over the centuries. Note that in Bible prophecy a woman represents a Church as Christ is the bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Totally inaccurate Catholic Quote. The Catholic Church frequently calls herself the Mother Church and refers to herself as she or her in her writings, speeches and quotes. The following verse speaks of the blood of the millions she has shed. Revelation 17:6 “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:…” Many of these Martyrs just spoken of were wonderful Catholic Christians killed during the Dark Ages that chose to follow God and the Bible faithfully. God knows that there are still millions of wonderful Catholics ignorantly caught up in this system and in Revelation 18:4, God makes a call for his true children to come out of her. It reads, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.”
As you have now seen many times, the contents of this page are not our own thoughts or ideas. Almost all of what is presented here is from Catholic Church resources or has been originally written by people from the Catholic Church and is supported by thousands of history books. But most importantly of all, it is substantiated by the Word of God, and the book of Revelation also instructs us to preach these truths to the world. So what choice do we have? Do we remain silent and be reprimanded by God one day for failing to share these truths he has revealed to us and instructed us to teach? Or do we do the best we can to share these truths as gently, humbly and as lovingly as possible to the millions of wonderful Catholic Christians that are in the world and unaware of these things? This then gives those that are God's true children the choice to acknowledge or ignore God's call to come out of her and find a Church that is as close as possible to God's original Church.
In a recent address to the nations that Pope Benedict made, he caused a major uproar among many Churches as he referred to the Catholic Church as being the Mother Church and called for all the daughter Churches to come back to her. They are called the daughter Churches because they originally came from the Catholic Church, eg: Martin Luther, who had been a Catholic priest established the Lutheran Church. Unfortunately, many of these daughter Churches have ignorantly inherited various false doctrines and pagan beliefs from the Mother Church. The terms Mother Church and Daughter Church are used, because as previously stated, in Bible prophecy a Woman represents a Church, eg: The Church is the Bride of Christ.
Many Catholics believe that there is no idolatry in their Church and in many cases this may not be apparent in their own Church but exists worse than you could ever imagine in the Catholic system and is especially obvious in South America and in Rome. For example, the Catholic Church originally changed the Sabbath to Sunday in favour of Sun Worship as the Catholic Church was entrenched in Sun Worship especially in the early days. Another such example, as paganism was brought into the Catholic Church the pagan statues had to be given Christian names, eg: the Statue of St Peter in St Peters Cathedral was originally the statue of the pagan god Jupiter. This statue has had its foot kissed away and replaced several times because of the multitude of Catholics that have bowed down to this statue and kissed its foot. There can be no other name for this other than idolatry, especially when this was originally a pagan god. There are many more such examples that could be given of where the Catholic Church is involved in worshiping other gods. Many people don't realise that the biggest sun dial in the world is the eight-rayed sun wheel, which was symbolic of the god Ishtar and is located in St Peters Square in the Vatican seen in the picture to the left. You will note in the following verse that God refers to Israel as a harlot because she was guilty of worshiping other gods.
Jeremiah 3:8 “And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the HARLOT also.”
The following verse should now make more sense. Here God is calling the Catholic Church the Mother Church. As we have just seen, the Catholic Church also refers to herself as the Mother Church and she is called the Mother of Harlots in this verse because she has been guilty of worshiping other gods and as previously stated has Daughter Churches.
Revelation 17:5 “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
The only reason we have given the extra information in these previous few paragraphs is so that if one chooses to acknowledge God's call to come out of her (Catholic Church), the last thing one wants to do is to end up in one of the Daughter Churches instead, which of course God also wants one to avoid. The web site who is the remnant will help one find a suitable Church if one chooses to follow this through.
We do indeed understand how hard these things must be to accept but there is no shortage of evidence to verify these facts that are NOT our own thoughts or opinions. Truth must always be the ultimate goal as Jesus is the truth, and so we prayerfully ask that you do read the web sites given previously above and check for yourself against the Bible and the history books so you can discover for yourself whether this is Biblical and historical fact. Once again, please accept our apology for any hurt that these truths may have caused you as this was definitely NOT our intention. See also the Sabbath to Sunday change and who changed the Sabbath to Sunday.
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