In this article I will discuss the true aspirations of the Roman Catholic Church. But before I do, I want to speak directly to the many Roman Catholics who may be reading my words.
First of all, I am not attacking you. Through my writing I am attempting to show you the real face behind the system you serve. To you the Roman Catholic Church is an angel of light. It speaks about the Jesus you love and desire to serve. I am not judging YOUR heart. I am not judging the fact that you love Jesus and want to serve him.
What I am judging is the Catholic system that pretends to be one thing (angel of light) and in truth is quite another (wolf is sheep’s clothing).
My purpose then is to show you that the JESUS you love through the Roman Catholic Church is not the Jesus of the Bible— that you are NOT loving the real Jesus.
I can best illustrate this by bringing to memory a television show that aired years ago, called To Tell The Truth. Maybe you remember it?
The show began with 3 people claiming to be the same person. On today’s show we’re going to pretend that the person we’re interviewing is JESUS CHRIST.
As the curtain rises the first Jesus says, “Hello, my name is Jesus Christ.” Then the second Jesus says, “MY name is Jesus Christ.” Then the final Jesus says, “No, my name is Jesus Christ.”
Just like the celebrity panel on “To Tell The Truth”, our goal is to discover which of the three Jesus’ is the REAL Jesus Christ by asking questions.
The one question we’ll ask is, “How does a man or a woman qualify for eternal life? What must they DO to be saved?”
This first Jesus representing the Bible says:
They can DO nothing. Salvation is solely by GRACE. That’s because I died on the cross paying the penalty for every sin of every man, women and child— past present and future. The only “work” that they can do to be acceptable by me and my Father is to have FAITH in MY ACT on the cross.
Eternal life is given by GRACE + NOTHING.
The second Jesus representing Roman Catholicism says:
I too believe that salvation is given by grace. But “grace” is something God gives us WHEN we follow his 7 sacraments. The seven sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. Only then can salvation be given. Even so, every person must go to PURGATORY when they die to “burn off” sins they have committed.
Eternal life is given by GRACE + WORKS.
The third Jesus representing Mormonism says:
I too believe that salvation is given by grace. But it is “grace” coupled with OBEDIENCE to the law and ordinances of the Mormon gospel. While the gift of resurrection is given to all men whether they believe in me or not, a higher placement in my kingdom is EARNED by righteous acts.
Eternal life is given by GRACE + WORKS.
Will The Real Jesus Christ Please Stand Up
Which of these 3 Jesus’ do you think is the REAL Jesus Christ? Jesus #1, Jesus #2 or Jesus #3?
All of them can’t be Jesus Christ. Only ONE can be. And, if you follow the words of the WRONG Jesus, “Can that Jesus save you? Can that RELIGION save you?"
Roman Catholicism and Mormonism claim that salvation is by grace, but then qualify it by saying that in order to receive grace you must do righteous acts. These righteous acts are all based on THEIR traditions. They are not found in the Bible.
Listen to what Jesus said about those who follow the traditions of men but not God’s Word:
Jesus replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you HYPOCRITES; as it is written: “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have LET GO OF THE COMMANDS OF GOD and are holding on to HUMAN TRADITIONS.”
The words of THESE Jesus’ (Jesus #2, Jesus #3) cannot save you, because they are NOT based on the words of God. Those who follow the teachings of these Jesus’ are NOT saved because while they CLAIM salvation is through grace alone, it's really based on THEIR OWN WORKS. Can your works save you?
The REAL Jesus (Jesus #1) and the Bible says that your works can’t save you. Here are His words:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— NOT BY WORKS, so that no one can boast.
Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, BUT BY FAITH in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
Some will worry about the hypocrite that CLAIMS he knows Christ by grace but lives for the DEVIL. They will also quote the following scripture from James:
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
But what TYPE of works is James talking about? He’s talking about works that are NON-COMPULSORY. Works that you WANT to do based on the grace that God has ALREADY given you. These works spring from an internal motivation. They come from an inner JOY that manifests as you realize what Christ has done for you (read my articles, The Difference Between Religion and Real Christianity, What it Means to Believe in Jesus, How To Deal With Sin, Understand Who You Are In Christ).
On the other hand, the WORKS of Roman Catholicism and Mormonism are COMPULSORY. They hold a gun to your head. If you don’t do THEIR works (the traditions of men) you can’t receive God’s grace.
So when we look at the words of the above 3 Jesus’, we realize that ONLY JESUS #1 can save us. If I let you believe that the religion behind Jesus #2 or Jesus #3 could save you, then I would be doing you an injustice.
Jesus said that when He returns there will be many who THINK they know Him, but he will say, “I never knew you”. Why? Because they trusted in the WRONG Jesus.
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 in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU. Away from me, you evildoers!’
So dear readers, if you are Roman Catholic, don’t think I am attacking you. In truth, I am attacking the evil BEHIND a religious system that wants to fool you.
That system is Roman Catholicism. As I discussed in my article Misdirection, the Roman Catholic Church IS the false mystery religion that began in Babylon. Her agenda is HIDDEN from the average Roman Catholic and from the world. In my article The Society of Jesus, I showed you HOW she infiltrates the world— how she has become rich and powerful. But what are her true ambitions?
To answer that, just understand where she began. What were her ambitions then? One world government. That’s what we see at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9). It’s also what we see her attempting to do throughout history. Constantly working to reconstruct a new world order.
My message to you is that her ambitions are about to be achieved. That’s so because she now controls the KINGS of the earth. Russian, Europe, Islam, and now America through Obama.
Our world is being prepared to slide into chaos. In America, I believe it will come through a currency collapse. We will fall into Martial Law. Whatever the trigger, we’ll see the Vatican move to consolidate her most valuable prize— the Temple Mount in Israel.
Do you doubt that the Vatican has her eye on Israel? Because she is the SEAT OF SATAN she covets to sit on the throne of David, the very place Christ will sit when He returns.
To that end she now secretly controls the Old City of Jerusalem. This was given to her under the jurisdiction of current Israeli President Shimon Peres in 1993. This is not widely known, but easily researched.
With the recent visits of King Abdullah ll of Jordan to Washington, many think that a secret deal is being brokered to remove the Dome of the Rock and build a new ecumenical temple in its place hosting Christianity, Judaism and Islam together.
King Abdullah ll controls the Islamic interests on the temple mount, so he and Obama could be key players in negotiating a lasting peace with Israel. A peace that would gain world-wide attention as the Pope enters the temple mount for its coronation.
What a surprise when Israel sees the POPE for what he is, the Antichrist.
The belief that the POPE was the Antichrist was the common belief among Christian leaders throughout the centuries:
Martin Luther (Lutheran 1483-1546), Thomas Cranmer (Anglican 1489-1556), John Knox (Scotch Presbyterian 1505-1572), John Calvin (Presbyterian 1509-1564), Roger Williams (First Baptist Pastor in America 1603-1683), John Wesley (Methodist 1703-1791) and Cotton Mather (Congregational 1663-1728).
Today these denominations don’t believe the Pope is the Antichrist. Why is that?
That’s the subject I’ll cover in my next article, Where the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory Came From and Why You Shouldn't Believe It. We’ll talk about the covert operations of the Jesuits and why many Christians don’t see the Pope as the Antichrist and why, to their peril, they believe in a Pre-tribulation Rapture.