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THE CUTTING EDGE
ROMAN CATHOLICISM TEACHES
"Divine Revelation comes down to us by two means: through Holy Scripture, written under divine inspiration and through Tradition, handed down orally from Apostolic times. We read the Bible with great respect, for it is the Word of God. We treat Tradition with as great reverence, for God spake through Tradition as well. It is wrong to believe the Bible alone without Tradition. This is like believing the Word of God written in the morning and denying it spoken in the afternoon." ["My Catholic Faith", Louis LaRaviore Morrow, p. 22]
Rome claims that "tradition" is equal to the Word of God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, #82, teaches, "... Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence."
But this false teaching has taken a fatal step as far back as 1958!
The Question Box Column, Brooklyn Tablet, November 8, 1958, even went so far as to say:
"Tradition as a source of Faith would suffice without Scripture." [Emphasis added]
False religious teaching has a way of starting small and then building larger and larger as the years go by. The Apostle Paul solemnly stated: "A little leaven (a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump [it perverts the whole conception of faith and misleads the whole church." [Galatians 5:9; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
However, you cannot get more serious of a false teaching than this one, that attacks the all-sufficiency of Scripture. God warned that no one was to add or take away any of His teachings! Listen to Almighty God:
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought [take away] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God ..." [Deuteronomy 4:2]
"What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it." [Deuteronomy 12:32]
"Every word of God is pure ... Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar." [Proverbs 30:5-6] Notice here that anyone who adds to or takes away from God's pure Word is called a "liar". [Emphasis added]
"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." [Revelation 22:18-19]
Therefore, we can see three distinct warnings against adding to or taking away the Words of God from His Holy Bible. The Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus' day were the leaders of a religious system which was called The Traditions of the Elders, a system which Jesus attacked with all His might, and condemned to the highest degree. In this Tradition of the Elders, the priests and scribes had created a parallel "Scripture" to God's Holy Word. Jesus condemned it because it changed, perverted the true meaning of God's Word, as given to Moses and the Prophets. Listen to Jesus condemn this Traditions of the Elders.
"Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? ... Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition." [Matthew 15:3-6]
"Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. [Mark 7:5-7; Emphasis added]
Do you see that Jesus said that anyone who observes the Tradition of the Elders, they are worshipping Him in VAIN?
Now, listen to Jesus continue with His condemnation of this Tradition:
"For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men ... and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." Did you get this statement? Jesus is saying that Jews who keep the Tradition of the Elders are, in reality, rejecting the commandments of God?
Now, listen to the Apostle Paul condemn the Traditions of the Jews:
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." [Colossians 2:8] Here, we see the Apostle Paul stating that the Tradition of Men spoil the hearer, and lead him or her to the world not to Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Peter warns his followers along these same lines, as well. Listen:
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers" [1 Peter 1:18] Notice here that Peter calls the Tradition of the Fathers "vain conversation".
The Roman Catholic Church has created a system of priesthood that is roughly parallel to the priesthood of the Old Testament, even though the writer to the Hebrews clearly states, above, that this Old Covenant was abolished when Jesus instituted His New Covenant. But, more importantly, the Roman Catholic Church has also created a parallel system of interpretations, which they revealingly call the Traditions of the Fathers, or the Traditions of the Church. They have then told their parishioners that this parallel Traditions is equal with the Scripture in importance and weight. Thus, they are equally guilty before Jesus Christ in " teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" [Mark 7:7]. Thus, they are practicing as vain a worship as Jesus told the Pharisees they were practicing in Mark 7:6, above.
Thus, by creating this parallel system, the Roman Catholic Church is guilty of adding to the pure Word of God [Proverbs 30:5-6]. But, more importantly, the Roman Catholic Church has brought in many actual Pagan teachings and doctrines, have "Christianized" them, and given them Christian names, and then taught them as inspired Scripture to their followers.
Thus, you can see that God's commandments to not add to or take away anything from His Bible are very serious matters indeed. Rome has done just what Jesus condemned the Pharisees for doing, i.e., creating an extra-biblical scripture called the Traditions of the Church.
Now, if the Roman Catholic Traditions were given by God, we know that there would never be an instance in which the later Traditions would contradict the earlier Word of God, because God is not a liar and He never changes His mind about anything [Romans 11:29]. Therefore, what happens when Scripture and tradition disagree? Rome claims this could not possibly happen even though it has been proven over and over again that it has happened. Let us just give one example:
In the book, Short Catechism of Mary, written by Cardinal Journet -- "a world-famous theologian -- we read:
"... This short catechism presents the Church's doctrine about Mary in clear and concise form. It will enable the reader to learn at a glance the essential Catholic teachings about Our Lady and what she means to the life of all Christians." [NIHIL OBSTAT, James T. O'Connor, S.T.D. Censor Librorum and the IMPRIMATUR from Patrick J. Sheridan, Vicar General, Archdiocese of New York, published in 1990.
According to this book, it is Roman Catholic "Tradition" that Jesus appeared to Mary, His mother, before He appeared to anyone else, exactly as this above illustration proves.
However, the Scriptures are quite clear that Jesus did not appear first to Mary, His mother, but to Mary Magdalene.
"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them ... as they mourned and wept."
Notice the pertinent words in this God-breathed Scripture: "he appeared first to Mary Magdalene"
Both versions of this story cannot be true! If the Scriptures clearly teach that Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene FIRST, then He could not have appeared to His mother "first". Either the Word of God is wrong and the Apostle Mark make an error, or Rome's "tradition" is wrong.
This example is but one of many contradictions between Rome's "Traditions of the Church" and the Word of God that can be found in the Short Catechism of Mary alone! There are so many other contradictions we should have to write a book to expose them all. Yet, for all this truth, the Roman Catholic will loyally maintain that their "Sacred Tradition" and the Bible never contradict each other, but only "compliment" one another.
How can a lie ever compliment the truth? Remember, in Proverbs 30:5-6, anyone caught adding to or taking away from God's Bible is automatically to be known as a "liar". God's words, not mine!
In 1 John 2:21, we read: "... no lie is of the truth".
In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Paul gives a clear explanation of the Gospel, the only means by which men are saved:
"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"
Notice that Paul kept emphasizing that the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus was accomplished only "according to the scriptures"! Not one of the Pharisaic Traditions of the Fathers was responsible for the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.
Then, the Apostle Paul clearly and boldly stated that Jesus Christ is the one and only mediator between God and man:
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." [1 Timothy 2:5-7]
The Apostle Paul very clearly taught that there is only one Gospel and only one Mediator, even going so far as to warn everyone who dared preach another Gospel. Listen to these solemn words of judgment:
"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to and different from that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed (anathema, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment)! [Galatians 1:8; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
In our vernacular of today, we would realize that the Apostle Paul told anyone preaching a different Gospel to "go to Hell", since this is the literal meaning of "let him be accursed".
Then, just to make sure you got this very serious message, Paul repeats the warning again in verse 9; then, in verse 11, Paul reveals exactly Who the source of the Gospel message is:
"For I want you to know, brethren, that the Gospel which was proclaimed and made known by me is not man's gospel [a human invention, according to or patterned after any human standard]. For indeed I did not receive it, but it came to me through a direct revelation given by Jesus Christ ..." [Galatians 1:11; Ibid.]
Notice, the Gospel Paul preached was "not man's gospel, a human invention, or patterned after any human standard". What is the Gospel? The Gospel is the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ! So, what does Rome do? Rome teaches that the Virgin Mary died, resurrected, and ascended into Heaven!
Let us allow her to speak for herself!
"#61 -- When do we celebrate the death, resurrection, and ascent into heaven of the Blessed Virgin? We celebrate the death, resurrection, and ascent into heaven of the Blessed Virgin toward the end of summer on the day of the Assumption, August 15."
"If any man preach another Gospel, let him be accursed"! Rome is thus accursed of God!
Another example of Romes tradition contradicting Gods word can be found on page 32 of the Short Catechism of Mary:
Pope Pius XII in his Encyclical on the Queenship of Mary declared: Mary
in the work of redemption was by Gods will joined with Jesus Christ, the
cause of salvation, in much the same way as Eve was joined with Adam, the cause
of death. Hence it can be said that the work of our salvation was brought about
by a 'restoration' (St. Iraneus) in which the
human race, just as it WAS DOOMED TO DEATH BY A VIRGIN, WAS SAVED BY A VIRGIN (Emphasis added).
Rome, by her Sacred Tradition is not just adding new doctrines, she is contradicting the doctrines already established in Gods word. Romans 5:12 says:
Wherefore, as by ONE MAN SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. (Emphasis added)
Sin and Death did NOT come by a virgin as Romes tradition says! Sin entered into the world by one man. And just as they lied about how death entered the world, they lie about how the human race is saved.
Therefore as BY THE OFFENCE OF ONE judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so BY THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF ONE the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as BY ONE man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience OF ONE shall many be made righteous. (Emphasis added)
Take note that the sin and death was not brought into this world by Adam AND Eve, but by ONE death entered, just as BY ONE (NOT TWO!!!) shall many be made righteous.
Rome claims her Sacred Tradition does not teach the worship of Mary, but only her veneration (another word for worship) and adoration. Yet, on page 59 and 60 of the Short Catechism of Mary, we see a different picture. When asked what is a Liturgy, the response is:
The Liturgy is the public worship of the Church that enables us to worship God and obtain graces for our salvation.
Then you turn the page, and under the title, The Liturgical Feasts of Mary, we read:
The Church renders liturgical devotion to Mary because Mary is joined by an inseparable bond to the saving work of her Son.
A Liturgy is worship and the Liturgical Feasts of Mary are feasts wherein the Catholic church worships Mary. It amazes me how Rome always uses a kind of Doublethink to cover her real motive, which is to seduce the people into worshipping Mary.
You may have also noticed that Rome claims Mary shared in our salvation with an inseparable bond to the saving work of her Son. They went on to explain this doctrine:
At that moment [On Calvary], did Jesus think of the great sufferings of His Mother? Yes. He thought of the great sufferings of His Mother and He UNITED THEM TO THOSE THAT HE HIMSELF ENDURED TO SAVED US (Emphasis mine).
Rome is claiming that Marys sufferings were united with those suffered by Jesus, to save us. Hebrews 1:3 clearly teaches that Jesus purged our sins by himself. Mary had no part in purging our sins. Yet Romes tradition will contradict the word of God to give glory to the creature rather than the Creator. It sickens and saddens me to see the disregard for Gods word that Romes tradition hath wrought. Whenever a Christian presents the Bible teachings in a clear and concise form, the average Catholic claims that we cannot understand interpretation of scriptures without including their traditions. It is evident from just these few examples, that this is simply not true.
We would have to totally disregard the scriptures in order to justify Romes Sacred Tradition, or totally disregard Romes tradition. You cannot have both, for they disagree with each other.
THE POPE A "PROPER RECEPTOR" FOR ANTICHRIST
Thus, we can see how it is that the Illuminati considers the Pope to be a "proper receptor" to Antichrist [NEWS1052]. We can see how the Illuminati has chosen the Pope to be the top religious false leader of the New World Order Religion of Antichrist [Ibid.]. And, we can see how it is that the Pope attended the most Illuminist meeting of all, the Bilderbergers in 1999. Listen:
"What do Steven Spielberg, Pope John Paul II, Ted Turner, Boris Yeltsin, Bill Clinton and House Speaker Dennis Hastert have in common? They are among those on a 'partial guest list' of expected attendees to the 1999 Bilderberg meeting in Portugal scheduled for next week." ["Clinton, Pope join Bilderbergers Secret meeting of global movers, shakers in Portugal", by WorldNetDaily, May 26, 1999].
The Bilderbergers are the most powerful group of men in the world since World War II planning and promoting the New World Order, the Kingdom of Antichrist.
For all dear Roman Catholics out there, we do not hate you, but we humbly pray that the Holy Spirit will open your spiritual eyes, so you may see the truth for yourself. As you are fervently worshipping in a church built upon false foundations like the "Doctrines of Devils", Celibacy [1 Timothy 4:1-3] and like the Traditions of the Church, you need to realize you are traveling a false path that does not lead to eternal life, but to eternal separation from God the Father and Jesus Christ. Listen to Jesus' warning:
"Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
"In vain" are you worshipping Jesus through the Roman Catholic Church! Oh, that we want you to know the truth while "Today is still called Today", while you may yet turn, accept the pure truth of the Gospel, and truly live forever.
The Apostle Peter makes it quite clear that the Gospel that redeems mankind cannot be gained through Tradition. Listen:
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." [1 Peter 1:18-19]
Truly, Jesus was correct when He warned that the End of the Age would be characterized by the greatest spiritual deception man has ever seen [Matthew 24:4, 11, 24]. This huge, monstrous false church known as the Roman Catholic Church, exists because Jesus' prophecies that such a church would exist at the End of the Age.
As we see the Catholic Church and her sister, the Apostate Protestant Church, deceiving the multitudes, we know we are looking at fulfillment of End Times prophecies. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
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