The New American (Catholic) Bible says in Mark 16:17 - "These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons..."
The Douay-Rheims (Catholic) Bible says in Mark 16:17 - "And these signs shall follow them that believe: in my name they shall cast out devils..."
Since the command to cast out demons is in the Catholic Bible, why are Catholics not casting out demons? Why not Priests? Why did Pope John Paul say that he only did this three times in his entire life?
If you are a Catholic, you need to follow the Bible, and not Catholic doctrine.
When did the first "catholic" pop up in history? One source says -
"Constantine is his name. The last Roman Emperor or the first pope. Take your pick. He was part of the transition from 'the Imperial Roman Empire' to 'the Holy Roman Empire' (the Roman Catholic Church). The empire was falling apart so the pagan priests put on a new "Christian" face, and the emperors become Holy Fathers to save the empire. All their god's were given Christian names, and their pagan holy days (holi days) were christianized to control the masses turning to the new faith sweeping the world, which could not be extinguished through force and persecution."
Is God angry at Pope John Paul II and the scarlet and black-robed cardinals of the Catholic Church from around the globe who bow their will to that of the Roman Pontiff? Has the Almighty now opened up the abyss to allow mocking devils of blasphemy and cunning to come forth, occupy the Vatican, and take possession of their property—the "Holy Father" and the corrupt priests who slavishly serve him?
Stunning new evidence provides the answers, and here, for the first time, is revealed the awful, even horrifying true story of how the leaders of the world's largest false church—one billion adherents strong—have fallen under the sly grip of devils.
A Train of Hellish Events
The train of incredible hellish events which have led to the current pitiful situation began, I believe, on June 29, 1995, at the Vatican City in Rome. Pope John Paul II and the visiting head of the Orthodox Church stood side by side in harmony on the balcony of the massive Basilica of St. Peter, waving to throngs of admirers who stood below, mingled together around the Egyptian obelisk monument erected in St. Peter's square facing the great basilica. Orthodox Life (Vol. 45, 1995), an official journal published by the Holy Trinity Monastery of the Orthodox Church, chronicled the event:
John Paul II, head of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Bartholomew, symbolic head of Orthodox Christians, together, on Thursday, June 29, from the balcony of the basilica of St. Peter, blessed their faithful all over the world. They addressed a common appeal for the reunification of the Christian churches, separated for 1,000 years. The two religious leaders came to participate at a mass in the Vatican, where they undertook to redouble their ecumenical efforts…
In an atmosphere charged with intensity… ambassadors credited to the Holy See, members of the Sacred College, and numerous high officials of the Vatican, the Pope, and the Patriarch each in their turn spoke…to express their intention to 'dispel' the misunderstandings which have separated Christians… since the 11th century…
The Patriarch underlined "that today, happily… we have arrived at a maturity." The Pope, in turn, suggested that papal authority would have to be supreme in a unified Church because Christ had given Saint Peter, the first pope, free power to rule the flock on earth.
So here we have the supreme leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches joining ecumenical hands, standing on a balcony as thousands cheer. Then, says Orthodox Life, lightning struck. Literally-
Patriarch Bartholomew then asked Christians to pray and fast to oppose the power of the Devil and to drive out demons. At that exact moment, all the faithful were startled by a lightning bolt which struck the basilica, followed by a violent summer storm.
Was it mere coincidence that the lightning bolt struck just as Bartholomew asked the audience to oppose the power of the Devil and drive out demons? Can Satan cast out Satan? Was it God who sent the lightning and the violent rain, or was it the Devil?
Across the world, spurred by the example of their Pope, interfaith worship services are being conducted in Catholic Church sanctuaries. Here we see Sheikh Safdar Razi at the pulpit of St. Mary's Cathedral in Austin, Texas. Sitting behind him is Catholic Bishop Gregory Aymond and two other Islamic clerics. The caption for this photo in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper (Jan 21, 2002, page B-1) read: "Two Faiths United."
Pope Fails to Exorcise Mocking Demons
Perhaps the answer was revealed in September, 2000 when Catholic sources (The Record, Louisville Diocese, Louisville, Kentucky; also see Christianity Today, November 13, 2000) revealed that Pope John Paul II, said to be the vicar of Christ on earth, dramatically failed in a personal attempt to cast demons out of a girl.
The 19-year-old girl had flown into a rage during a general audience with the Pontiff inside the Vatican on September 13. She began screaming insults at him, her voice said to be deep, raspy, masculine and cavernous. When security personnel tried to restrain the girl, she displayed superhuman strength in resisting them.
The Pope then personally intervened. He spent a half hour praying over the girl, hugging her, and ordering the demons to leave. The Pope even promised to celebrate a mass especially for her the next day. All to no avail.
The Pope also had the official Catholic exorcist of Rome, priest Gabrielle Amorth, perform repeated exorcism rituals to cast the demons out of the young lady. One ritual lasted two hours. But priest Amorth reported to the Pope that he, too, was unsuccessful.
Chillingly, the priest stated that during his exorcism, one demon inside the girl mocked the Pope, saying, "Not even your church head can send me away!"
In contrast, Jesus told his disciples, "And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils…" (Luke 16:17)
What, then, does their utter inability to order the demons out of this possessed girl tell us about the Pope and his priests?
Mother Theresa is shown here with John-Roger, a New Age teacher who claims he can communicate with the dead. Mother Theresa asked for an exorcism because she was afraid she might be inhabited by devils.
Mother Theresa Demon-Possessed?
On September 5, 2001 came an equally shocking revelation. The Archbishop of Calcutta (India), Henry D'Couzas, admitted that in 1997, just prior to her death at age 87, the world's most famous nun, the almost universally admired Mother Theresa, had an exorcism performed on her to cast out devils. The exorcism took place, said the Archbishop, in a hospital, at the request of Mother Theresa. She had been having trouble sleeping, he said, and was afraid she was possessed. (See The Fayetteville Observer, Sept. 6, 2001; and The Gospel Catholic, Raleigh, NC 27012). If Mother Theresa was, in fact, possessed by devils, that would explain why she had repeatedly told Hindus they did not need to convert to Jesus to go to heaven. Their own Hindu gods and goddesses were sufficient.
Once, when asked why God allowed so much human pain and suffering on planet earth, Mother Theresa sarcastically replied that when she eventually died and went to heaven, the first thing she was going to say to God was, "You've got a lot of explaining to do."
Doctrines of Devils Attract Devils
Why did God allow these frightful demonic events to occur? Why are devils now attacking and mocking the Pope and those closest to him in the Catholic Church? When we examine the actions of this Pope and of his associates, the answers become clear. The Pope himself has attracted to his person legions of demons because he and his Vatican colleagues have rejected Christ's doctrines, found in the Holy Bible.
Heaven is for All Good People! In December 2000, the Pope issued a Vatican pronouncement that "Heaven is open to all as long as they are good." It is not necessary, the Pope added, for the person to believe in Christ, and he/she may be of another, non-Christian religion. The Pope insisted that, "All of the just on earth, including those who ignore Christ, are called upon to build the Kingdom of God." Interesting. But also a stunning whopper of a lie! The Apostle John said, "The whole world lieth in wickedness." This means that all who reject Christ are helping to build the wicked kingdom of Satan. Jesus stated, "I am the Way, The Truth, and The Life." Jesus is our salvation, not the Jewish rabbis, not Islam’s Mohammed, not the Hindu’s Krishna. Jesus Christ is Lord.
And He, Jesus, said that no one is good or just. No one is righteous in themselves. Instead, a man must be born again in spirit and in truth to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:3).
Pope John Paul II at the Jews' wailing wall in Jerusalem in March, 2000.
Heaven and Hell Not Places: In 1999, Pope John Paul II pleased the devils when he publicly revised and "modernized" the Bible’s ages-old definition of "Heaven." Heaven, the Pope explained, "is not a physical place." And Hell? Well, according to the Vatican, Hell is not a physical place either. It’s simply a temporary "separation from God," chosen by those who choose not to be good.
Yoked with Unbelievers: In January, 2002, the Pope again met at Assissi, Italy with leaders of other religions, including the Hindus, Jains, Zoroastrians, Jews, and Buddhists. He encouraged all to work together in harmony for world peace. The Pontiff assured the satanic servants assembled together that, "We have in common worship of the one true God."
Evidently, the Pope overlooked the fact that Hindus worship some three million deities, and that Buddhists and Shintos pray to their dead ancestors. The Pope also must have forgotten the primary law embodied in the first of God’s Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Jewish False Messiah: Also in January, 2002, the Vatican issued an important new doctrinal encyclical that explicitly states, "The Jewish wait for the Messiah is not in vain."
The new doctrinal statement is an eye-opener since, indeed, the Jews do wait for their messiah, the Antichrist, in vain. The true Messiah has already come! His name: Jesus! But this same Jesus prophesied that while he, as Christ and Messiah, came in the name of the Lord, someday, another would come in his own name. Jesus warned that when this false imposter comes, the Jews would tragically believe in him, the imposter, as Messiah! In other words, contrary to the Pope’s soothing lies, the one on whom the Jews now anxiously wait is none other than Antichrist, the Son of Perdition (II Thes. 2).
"I Beheld Lucifer"
And what about that lightning bolt, accompanied by a violent rain that jarred the faithful on June 29th, 1995, heralding the approaching of the New Millennium when it struck St. Peter's Basilica, the very headquarters of world-wide Roman Catholicism? Was it a sign sent by an angry God? Was it the work of the Devil? Or, was the lightning strike simply a coincidental natural phenomenon?
Frankly, I do not know the answer. But I do remember Jesus' breathtaking description in the gospel of Luke of Satan being cast down: "I beheld Lucifer like the lightning from heaven."
My mind also races to Revelation 13:12-18, where we are told of the miraculous evil power to be given the second beast "whom all the world shall worship" except those whose names are written in Christ Jesus' book of Life: "And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."
Could it be that on June 29, 1995, the Catholic Pope and the Orthodox Patriarch, together representing false Christiandom, along with their devoted audience, were on hand at the Vatican, witnesses to that amazing moment when Satan was cast down to earth like lightning from heaven? Did Satan, in the form of a fiery bolt of lightning, come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men?
Out of The Bottomless Pit
Could it also be that at that exact moment, on that same fateful day, June 29, countless devils, locked up for millennia in the abyss, were released, coming forth with fury, prepared for the coming great and final conflict?
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power…
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Revelation 9:1-11)
As reported on CNN.COM:
Archbishop: Mother Teresa underwent exorcism September 5, 2001 Posted: 9:20 PM EDT (0120 GMT)
By Satinder Bindra
CNN New Delhi Bureau
CALCUTTA, India (CNN) -- Senior church officials in Calcutta acknowledge Mother Teresa had an exorcism performed on her in the latter years of life.
The exorcism took place in a hospital where she had gone for cardiac problems, said Archbishop of Calcutta Henry D'Souza. The archbishop himself had been hospitalized at the same facility and shared the same doctor as Mother Teresa.
He said he noticed that while Mother Teresa was calm during the day, at night she appeared "extremely agitated." D'Souza said Mother Teresa would pull off wires and other monitoring equipment stuck to her body.
He said that is when he believed Mother Teresa "might be under the attack of the evil one." He offered to arrange for an exorcism for the elderly nun. She agreed.
"So I said let's do the prayer of exorcism over her. So I called one of the priests who was a holy man in Calcutta," D'Souza said. "I told him, 'Please say the prayer of exorcism over Mother Teresa.' And he got a shock and said, 'Shall I pray and should I drive out the devil if it's there?'"
"I said, 'Yes, you do.' But he says, 'What will the devil do to me?' I said to him, 'You command the devil to go if he's there. In the name of the church, as archbishop, I command you to go and do it.'"
DEMONS ONLY LEAVE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, NOT, IN THE NAME OF THE CHURCH.
The following article was copied from Texe Marrs web site at www.texemarrs.com.
TRUE BIBLE-BELIEVERS DENOUNCED AT PAPAL CONFERENCE
Angry at Christian Bible-believers and others who refuse to acknowledge his spiritual leadership, Pope John Paul II and Vatican cronies have called for an all-out war.
As reported in the Associated Press, with the Tibetan god-man, the Dalai Lama, sitting at his right side, this October in Rome the Pope presided at a special council of some 200 religious leaders of various faiths, sects, and cults.
The Pontiff told the assembled Buddhist monks, Zoroastrian priests, Catholic cardinals, Hindu gurus, American Indian shamen, Jewish rabbis, and ecumenical clergy that all must join in condemning the Christian fundamentalists who "abuse speech" and whose efforts at converting others "incite hatred and violence."
The Pope further directed that the religious leaders promote "tolerance," mutual understanding, and respect for all religions and faiths, not just their own.
All present were in accord on two key points: (1) Pope John Paul II was endorsed by consensus as the planet's chief spiritual guide and overseer; and (2) Religious fundamentalists who refuse to go along with the global ecumenical movement are to be silenced. They must also be denounced as "dangerous extremists" full of hate. Traditional Catholics Stubbornly Object.
The newest global, ecumenical council meeting was met with ridicule and derision by a few Catholic traditionalists. The Roman Catholic newsletter, Auxilium Christianorum, published out of Long Island, New York and noted for its old-fashioned Catholic viewpoints, lashed out at the Pope. Its most recent edition reported:
St. Peter's Basilica--Vatican City, October 28, 1999: Faithful Catholics throughout the world watched in stunned disbelief as Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Shintoists, Confucianists, Jews, and other non-Christian religions gathered together with members of the World Council of Churches, Orthodox, Mennonite, and other heretical sects and false denominations in the Eternal City under the auspices of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II…This pan-religious assembly, held on the very steps of the venerable Basilica of St. Peter, is nothing less than a scheme for the promiscuous union into one body of all the world's religions which were not founded by the will of God but by the will of men."
Meanwhile, the splinter group of Catholic traditionalists that recently chose Capuchin Priest Lucien Pulvermacher as "His Holiness, Pope Pius XIII," have now declared the four Popes reigning in Rome since 1958, including Pope John Paul II, to be "apostate imposters." The recent Popes are accused of having worked to transform and spawn the Roman Catholic Church into a literal "Church of Satan."
It remains to be seen what punishment lies ahead for once faithful Catholics who stubbornly refuse to take part in this "Church of Satan." One thing we know for sure is that, oddly, these Catholic traditionalists will find that former Protestants--men like Chuck Colson, Jim Bakker, Paul Crouch, Billy Graham, Bill Bright, and James Dobson--will not welcome them. These former Protestants now stand side-by-side with the Pope and, as a consequence, with his disciple, the Dalai Lama.
Dealing with Resisters
The global ecumenical movement is rapidly entering its final form. However, four groups are despised and excluded: (1) Protestant Bible-believers; (2) Old-line, traditional Catholics; (3) Shiite Muslims; and (4) Ultra-Orthodox Jews.
The thinking at the Vatican circles is that the Shiite Muslims and Ultra-Orthodox Jews can be bought off. A combination of political power and money--that is, filthy lucre--can win over the leadership of these two groups and encourage them to get their followers into sync with the goals of the elite.
That leaves only the Bible-believing Protestants and the old-line Catholics. These rigid, dogmatic people are hard cases. The elite realize these two types cannot be bought off. So, they must be killed off. The sooner the better, once conditions are right.
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This article was published in the "Collateral Loan " Secondhand Dealers Association of California, Fall 1990 issue of their quarterly report". "In fact, much of today's legislation on the subject is derived, in part, from ROMAN law. It was in the Middle Ages that collateral lending, as we now understand it, began. Its origins are closely interwoven with the social and secular activities of the CHURCH; the first true pawn shops were established by the authority of the POPES. These were primitive and relatively unregulated beginnings, however, and it was not until Pope Leo X told the 10th Council of the Lateran that "the pawn shop is a lawful and valuable institution" and threatened to excommunicate anyone expressing doubts on the subject that collateral lending spread throughout Europe."
In "The Fall of the Roman Empire", Caesar called the heads of all the nations to Rome and told them there would no longer be "other nations". The whole world would just be called Rome. The "New World Order" is not new at all. Also, in that movie, I noticed the emblem of Rome was almost identical to the U.S. symbol (found on the back of the $1.00 bill.
THIS IS A TRACT FROM ANOTHER MINISTRY
"FOR OUR ROMAN CATHOLIC FRIENDS"
CATECHISM and BAPTISM and COMMUNION
IS IT ENOUGH FOR MAKING HEAVEN?
CONSIDER MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS
Scriptures taken from the New American Bible, Saint Joseph Giant Print Edition
IMPRIMATUR: James A. Hickey, S.T.D.,J.C.D. Archbishop of Washington
TO ENTER HEAVEN AT DEATH, ONE MUST BE BORN AGAIN
The Gospel of John, chapter 3, verses 1-7, records the conversations of JESUS and Nicodemus asked JESUS about entering heaven. John 3:16,17 tells us one of the reasons JESUS came to earth.
"Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2.He came to JESUS at night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him." 3.JESUS answered and said to him, "Amen, Amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." 4.Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother's womb and be born again, can he?" 5.JESUS answered, "Amen, Amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and spirit. 6.What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. 7.Do not be amazed that I told you, 'You must be born from above'". (See also John 3:16)
FOR ONE TO BE BORN AGAIN, THERE MUST BE A SUPERNATURAL POWER DRAWING HIM/HER TO GOD.
John 6:44 - No man can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent Me; and I will raise him up on the last day. (N.E.B.)
An Angel visited Mary, the mother of JESUS:
Luke 1:26-28 - In the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth 27.to a virgin betrothed to a man called Joseph of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. 28.And coming to her, he said, "Hail favored one! The Lord is with you."
ALL WHO WOULD BE BORN AGAIN MUST CONFESS THEIR SALVATION.
Romans 10:9, 10 - For, if you confess with your mouth that JESUS is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10.For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
Mary Confessed, Thereby Admitting Her Need For A Savior.
Luke 1:46, 47 - And Mary Said, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior."
MARY WAS WITH THE OTHERS IN THE UPPER ROOM AFTER JESUS' DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION AND WAS BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. THIS IS FOR ALL WHO ARE BORN AGAIN.
Acts 1:13, 14; 2:4 - When they entered the city, they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaelus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14.All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of JESUS, and His brothers. Chapter 2:4 - And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
IT IS TO BE NO DIFFERENT FOR ANYONE.
Mark 16:17,18 - "These signs will accompany those who believe: IN MY NAME THEY WILL DRIVE OUT DEMONS, they will speak new languages. 18.They will pick up serpents (with their hands), and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick and they will recover."
MARY WAS NOT AND IS NOT PREFERRED MORE THAN OTHER BELIEVERS, THOSE WHO ARE BORN-AGAIN.
Mark 3:31-34; Acts 10:34, 35 - His (JESUS') mother and His brothers arrived. Standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. 32.A crowd seated around Him told Him, "Your mother and your brothers (and your sisters) are outside asking for you." 33.But He said to them in reply, "Who are My mother and (My) brothers?" 34.And looking around at those seated in the circle, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers. (For) whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother".
Acts 10:34, 35 - Then Peter began to speak and said, "In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. 35.Rather, in every nation whoever fears God and acts uprightly is acceptable to Him."
OTHER TRUTHS CONCERNING MARY
1. Joseph and Mary were not intimate until after the birth of JESUS (Matthew 1:24,25). When Joseph awoke, he did as the Angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. 25.He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named Him JESUS.
2. Joseph and Mary had children (Mark 6:1-5; Luke 8:19). He departed from there and came to His native place, accompanied by His disciples. 2.When the Sabbath came He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were astonished. They said, "Where did this Man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given Him? What mighty deeds are wrought by His hands! 3.Is He not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?"
Luke 8:19 - Then His mother and His brothers came to Him, but were unable to join Him because of the crowd.
MARY WAS THE DAUGHTER OF HELI, IN THE LINEAGE OF DAVID (See Luke 3:23). Joseph was ALSO IN THE LINEAGE OF DAVID (See Matthew 1:1-16), but of another branch of the family. Though he was the apparent heir to the Throne of David, an ancestor had so sinned that God has said that none of that ancestor's descendants would occupy the throne, thus through Mary, a descendant of David is upon the Throne of David.
TO BE BORN-AGAIN, CONSIDER ACTS 2:36-39 FOR REQUIREMENT AND SEQUENCE.
Acts 2:36-39 - Therefore, let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him (JESUS) both Lord and Messiah, this JESUS whom you crucified. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other apostles, "What are we to do, my brothers?" Peter (said) to them, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of JESUS Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
FROM THE FOREGOING, WE SEE THAT SALVATION RESTS IN THE FINISHED WORK OF THE SON OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST. FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF THIS TRUTH, WE SHOULD EXAMINE THE WORDS OF THE APOSTLE PETER CONTAINED IN ACTS 4:10-12.
"Then all of you and all the people of Israel should know that it was in the name of JESUS Christ, the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in His name this man stands before you healed. 11.He is 'the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone'. 12.There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved."
A SAMPLE PRAYER FOR SALVATION
If anyone will accept the truth of these scriptures and realize that theirs is an incomplete profession of faith for salvation, the following prayer, prayed in faith, will bring one into a saving knowledge of our Lord JESUS Christ and into eternal LIFE.
God, I am a sinner! I am hell bound! But I do believe, am wholly convinced, that JESUS Christ died for my sins. I now confess with my mouth that JESUS is Lord and I believe in my heart that you have raised Him from the dead. I repent of all my sins, both of commission and omission. JESUS, come into my life and reign as my Lord and as my Savior. Thank you Father for saving my soul. Amen.
If you truly believe that God has heard this prayer (and He did if you were truly sincere), then you are a child of God. Now, read your bible regularly to find out the full meaning of what it means to be "Born-Again". Seek out the "Born-Again" believer for fellowship. GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY!!!!!
The above article came from a tract provided by V. Philip and Carolyn Heflin
I (Stan) was raised Catholic all my life, and went to Catholic grade school. All my family and relatives are Catholic. I was an unusually good Catholic too. At age 29 I went to a Catholic Charismatic meeting where the leaders led me to the Lord, thereby getting me Saved. Well, it wasn't long after that I discovered had I died as a Catholic before getting Saved, I would have wound up in hell. This made me realize something was wrong with the teaching of the Catholic Church. It was at that point I no longer considered myself a Catholic. "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic" is what you hear a lot. People in satanism are told, "once a satanist, always a satanist." That's not true either.
On my dad's death bed I saw him given "last rites" by the priest. I remember saying to myself, "wow, they wait till the death bed to get them Saved" (because a standard Salvation prayer is used). What about all the Catholics who die without getting these last rites? You can not get Saved after death.
JESUS was a Jew. ALL the disciples were Jews. After JESUS rose from the dead, it was a long, long time before the "Believers" were called "Christian". This means all the disciples were just called "Believers".
When someone asks me what I am, I just say, "I'm just a Christian". Most everyone else would answer, "I'm a Catholic" or "Baptist" or "Assembly of God" or whatever. Man made all denominations, including the term "Catholic".
Since you managed to open this web page, you could not have missed the paragraph on our main page saying what a real Christian is. Most of the Catholics I know either drink, smoke, cuss, etc. and live like the unsaved, or do all of it. They think they can live this way, go to confession, and go to Heaven when they die. According to the Bible, they go to hell if there is sin in their life when they die. JESUS said you have to go through Him to get to heaven, not Mary or a priest.
This E-mail I received suggested I ask a Catholic Bishop to explain the term "brothers and sisters" (to explain away the fact that JESUS had at least four brothers, mentioned by name, and at least two sisters). This is most of the problem. People would rather believe what someone in "authority" would say instead of looking it up in their own Bible. What is so wrong with the idea that Mary got pregnant at least seven times ACCORDING TO THE CATHOLIC BIBLE.
Peter was married. JESUS healed Peter's mother-in-law of a fever. JESUS cast that demon OUT of her.
The word "Pope" was never used prior to a meeting of Bishops about 300 years after Christ. It was at that meeting that they "backdated" all the "Popes", including Peter. The term "Purgatory" was invented about the same time. There are no places recorded in your Bible that are between Heaven and hell. This is all recorded Catholic history. The normal Catholic never hears about this kind of stuff.
If you are a Catholic, but do not go along with the Pope, stop calling yourself Catholic.
Our entire web page is devoted to help people that want help. If you don't want help, God will not twist your arm.
CATHOLIC SPIRITS TO CAST OUT IN THE NAME OF JESUS
General - Burning of Votive Candles, Catholic Hymns, Catechism, Penance, Confessional, Confession, Lying in the Confessional, Confirmation, False Baptism, Fear of Priest, Fear of Nun, Fear of Being a Priest or Nun, Relics, Veneration of Relics, Fear of Excommunication, Burning Incense, Blind Obedience to the Priest, One Holy Priesthood, One True Church, Prayers to Saints, Novenas, False Confession, Rosary (this includes spirits of Buddha, because the rosary was adopted from Buddhism, and spirits of Death coming from Buddha), Purgatory, Fear of Judgment and Hell, False Celibacy, Idolatry, Holy Water, Way of the Cross.
Benediction Services - Genuflecting, Sorrowful Mysteries, Joyful Mysteries, Veneration of Saints, Sacred Pictures, Holy Cards, Icons, Sacred Medals, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sign of the Cross, Crucifix, Belief in the Pope as Head of the Church, Sacred Silence, Jesuit Spirits.
False Religious Rites - Liturgy, Holy Rites, Ceremony, Processional, Litany, Greater or Lesser Litany, Invocation, Invocation of the Saints, Confirmation, Auricular Confession, The Confessional, The Confessionary, Sign of the Cross, Pax, Kiss of Peace, Reciting the Rosary, Telling of Beads, Thurification, Incense, Aspersion, Asperges, Lustration, Seven Sacraments, Mysteries, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Burning Candles.
Unction - Sacred Unction, Sacramental Anointment, Chrism or Chrisom, Chrismation, Chrismatory, Last Rites, Viaticum, Last Supper, Lord' Supper, Holy Communion, The Sacrament, Holy Sacrament, Intinction, Consubstantiation, Impanation, Transubstantiation, Real Presence, Elements, Host, Wafer.
Mass - Missa, The Divine Liturgy, High Mass, Missa Solemnis, Low Mass, Missa Bassa, Rosary Mass, Rosary of the Seven Dolors of Mary, Lady Mass, Dry Mass, Missa Sicca, Liturgy of the Presanctified, Missa Praesanctificatorum, Missa Publica, Missa Privata, Missa Cantata, Missa Media, Missa Adventitia, Missa