Over the years, I have encountered many
Christians who wonder, 'What's wrong with being
Catholic? After all, they believe in the Cross;
they believe Jesus is the Son of God. It can't
be all that bad.' If you are a Christian who
has wondered about these things, this special
testimonial report is for you.
Catholics even realize or understand what
Catholicism really teaches and how the actual
doctrines and teachings are polar opposites to
biblical Christianity. Yes, the Catholic Church
does teach morals, as do most religions, but
when it comes to salvation, the actual
teachings hinder and prevent the lost from
finding The Way.
I think few Catholics and
even fewer Protestants actually know or
understand the Catholic way of 'salvation,' yet
it is still printed in the Baltimore Catechism
that we are saved by our participation in the
sacraments. Central to Catholicism, in fact its
very focal point, is the sacrament of the
Eucharist where it is believed that bread and
wine are literally transformed into the body
and blood of Jesus.
This belief is called
'Transubstantian' and is praticed in Satanism
in exactly the same manner as in Catholicism;
after the human sacrifice is over, the
adherents then drink the blood and eat the
flesh of the human they have killed for this
sacrifice, just as Catholics do when they drink
'christ's' blood and eat His 'flesh'.
Protestant leaders are now standing up and
proclaiming that we need to glean from the
teachings and practices of the Catholic church.
Particularly appealing to them is contemplative
prayer or mysticism and the spiritual
disciplines. There is no doubt in my mind that
contemplative spirituality is a bridge,
bringing Protestants 'back' to the Catholic
church. The emerging church movement is equally
a bridge toward Catholicism, and the Purpose
Driven movement has had a role in this as well.
Since the Pope of the Catholic Church has
been selected as the False Prophet of Rev
13:11-20, and since the False Prophet serves
Antichrist, all roads of apostasy do lead to
Rome and to Antichrist.