Sunday, September 24, 2006

Part I The Sabatoge of Biblical Christianity by the Roman Catholic Church....

It is my intent and purpose to show visitors in this writing of their Christian roots, using the Holy Scriptures, which have its origins in Judaism, and not Roman catholicism. It is not my intent to criticize those multitudes of followers of Roman catholicism whom have unwittingly been deceived and bought into the big lie, but to present the truth from the Holy Scriptures. The Word of God has never changed since it was written down by the ancient Hebrew prophets in the Torah, or Old Testament, and the early Christian Church Apostles made up of Jewish Christians first, followed by the Gentiles. The episitle of Paul, who was the Jewish Apostle to the Gentiles, and not Peter, to the early Roman church in Romans 1:16 reads: "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew FIRST, and also to the Greek." And again, Paul repeats to the church in Rome in Romans 2:10: "But glory, honour, and peace, to everyman that worketh good, to the Jew FIRST, and also to the Gentile." Paul further confirms that it is he that is the Apostle to the Gentiles, wherein he writes in his epistle to the Ephesians 3:1 "FOR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles... There are many denominations that teach and practice otherwise, that follow man-made doctrines, primarily the Roman catholic denomination, and the Lord Jesus Christ never set up His church this way.The Apostle Peter, who lived and spent his time with our Lord during his ministry while on earth wrote in II Peter 1:20,21:

"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old (any) time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

The entire Old and New Testament, our Bible was written by Israelites {Jews},through God's Holy Spirit, for they are God's Chosen People. They were chosen by God for a specific purpose. Without the Jews, we would not have our Holy Scriptures. They were chosen to be the human channel from which the Messiah would come. Jesus Christ himself is a Jew. The Jewish people have fulfilled their role. The promise to the entire world through Abraham, by God Himself, who was the first to be called Hebrew in the Torah, or Old Testament {Genesis 14:13} was that through him all the nations of the earth would be blessed. Genesis, 12,13. They were chosen to be a light unto the nations, and they did display the power of God while on earth. They were chosen to hear God's Word and to write it down, and for this the entire world owes them a debt of gratitude. All of the first early Apostles were Jewish and all suffered a horrible death, except John, to spread the Good News of the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. It is written in The Acts of The Apostles in Chapter 1, "1.THE former treatise have I made, O The-oph-i-lus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments UNTO THE APOSTLES HE HAD CHOSEN: 3. To whom also HE SHOWED HIMSELF ALIVE after his passion BY MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS, 4. And, being assembled together with them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5. For John baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying LORD, WILT THOU AT THIS TIME RESTORE AGAIN THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL? 7. And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the time or the seasons, which the Father put in his power. 8. For ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

The Roman catholic church organization definitely was not established by Jesus Christ, and this is one of the easiest things to prove from the Holy Scriptures. There was no pope in biblical times. There were no priests in the New Testament Church or sacrifice of the mass. There were no nuns or monks. There was no confessional. There were no prayers to Mary and there was no purgatory. Neither the Roman catholic church organization nor anything even remotely like it existed in the early Christian Church. What we do have in Biblical New Testament Christianity are simple local congregations of Christians, made up of Jews and Gentiles. The early Christians were baptized and received as a member of their local congregation. In accordance with the above scriptures from The Acts Of The Apostles, when they were in one accord in one place, the Day of Pentecost was fully come. 2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts Chapter 2:1-4

In the Acts of the Apostles, and after the Holy Spirit had come upon him, Peter gives a sermon to the Israelites, {Acts Chapter 2} as it was Peter who was commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Apostle to the Jews. To do otherwise would be in direct disobedience to the Lord's command. "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know vs. 22........ Then Peter said unto them, REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERYONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST. 38 For the promise is unto you, and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."

The Apostle Paul again sets the record straight and establishes in New Testament Christianity that Peter was the Apostle to the Jews and he. Paul was the Apostle to Gentiles in Galatians Chapter 2 "But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter." vs. 7, (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) 8.

As we continue through this study, you will come to the understanding that the whole idea of priesthood, nuns, monks, popes, bishops, of purgatory, masses, prayers for the dead, prayers to Mary and all the statues and images, feast days and programs of the catholic church all were unknown in the early Christian Church. There were no denominational bishops, secretaries or cardinals. All of these have been manufactured later by worldly minded men, which goes directly against the teachings of Jesus Christ and the early chosen Apostles. Anyone acquainted with the Roman catholic organization and practice would not have found anything even remotely like them in the New Testament churches.

Peter never went to Rome, nor was he accepted as superior by Paul, but was openly rebuked by Paul when he was in error as shown in Galatians 2:11-14. When Paul wrote to Rome in his letter, among the many, many people he greeted Peter was never mentioned once. When the Acts of the Apostles tell us how Paul came to Rome, the writings make it quite clear that Peter was not in Rome. On the contrary, Peter was at Babylon, as he plainly writes in his epistle, which was far away in the other direction. I Peter 5:13.

Just How Infallible Is The Pope Today..
"The Catholic Church is really a federation of churches," he says. "Each bishop rules his own diocese, but all those bishops are united in the Pope,as the bishop of Rome ."
Once the Pope has spoken, the First Vatican Council agreed, his definitions "are irreformable of themselves".

To be continued.

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