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The Pope Claims to be God on Earth

26 Feb

hroughout the centuries of Rome’s existence, the popes have regularly claimed to be divine. As the supposed successor of Peter, the Pope claims infallibility, the position of God on Earth, and ability to judge and excommunicate angels.

// Cardinal Sarto, who became Pope Pius X, said this:

The Pope represents Jesus Christ Himself…i

This belief has so assimilated into society’s thinking that it is believed by many beyond Catholic circles. According to TIME, Pope John Paul II’s assassination attempt prompted a young Jewish man to say, “shooting the Pope—It’s like shooting God.”ii

Further Quotes from Vatican Documents show the Papacy’s belief in Papal Infallibility:

This ancient Catholic document, Extravagantes Johannes, refers to the Pope as “Our Lord God… read more.

// In 1512 Christopher Marcellus said this to Pope Julius II:

Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou hast given us, for thou art our shepherd, thou art our physician, thou art our governor, thou art our husbandman, thou art finally another God on earth (emphasis added).iii

Just recently, in 2004, Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland said this:

“It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ’s cross.iv

The Gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII says this:

But to believe that our Lord God the Pope the establisher of said decretal, and of this, could not decree, as he did decree, should be accounted heretical (emphasis added).v

Words from the Popes themselves:

In 1302 Pope Boniface said this in a letter to the Catholic Church:

Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff.vi

Papal coin of Pius VI from the 1700s, with the title “Pius VI Pontifex Maximus.”

// A coin of the Vatican state says this about Pope Pius VI:

Pius Sextus Pontifex Maximus.vii

Pope Leo XIII said these things about the role of the Papacy and the Roman Church:

Our thoughts went out towards the immense multitude of those who are strangers to the gladness that filled all Catholic hearts: some because they lie in absolute ignorance of the Gospel; others because they dissent from the Catholic belief, though they bear the name of Christians.

This thought has been, and is, a source of deep concern to Us; for it is impossible to think of such a large portion of mankind deviating, as it were, from the right path, as they move away from Us, and not experience a sentiment of innermost grief. But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almightyviii

Benedict hat Pope

// But the supreme teacher in the Church is the Roman Pontiff. Union of minds, therefore, requires, together with a perfect accord in the one faith, complete submission and obedience of will to the Church and to the Roman Pontiff, as to God Himself.ix

And more recently, Pope John Paul II wrote that names like “Holy Father” are applicable to the Pope, even though calling him that is counter to the Gospel:

Have no fear when people call me the “Vicar of Christ,” when they say to me “Holy Father,” or “Your Holiness,” or use titles similar to these, which seem even inimical to the Gospel.x

In 1996 he also gave his ascent to calling the Pope “Lord” and “Christ on earth”:

we readily understand the devotion of Saint Francis of Assisi for “the Lord Pope“,the daughterly outspokenness of Saint Catherine of Siena towards the one whom she called “sweet Christ on earth“, the apostolic obedience and the sentire cum Ecclesia of Saint Ignatius Loyola,and the joyful profession of faith made by Saint Teresa of Avila: “I am a daughter of the Church” (emphases added).xi

Many Compare the Pope with Jesus

The Papacy is not the only source of papal infallibility doctrine. Many Catholics and others use the titles of Christ to describe the Pope, as seen in the video below. This video is featured in the lecture That All May Be One by Professor Walter Veith. Purchase the DVD from the Amazing Discoveries™ webstore or view the lecture on Amazing Discoveries™ TV.

 

 

 

The Doctrine of Papal Infallibility is UnBiblical

It is clear that “the Popes have never reproved or rejected this title”xii of blasphemy and flattery, but the Bible does not support the belief of papal infallibility. It declares that “all of sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Roman 3:23). This includes the Pope. These boasts of the Papal State fulfill the Bible’s prediction of what the Antichrist power would do:

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…(Daniel 7:25).

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven (Revelation 13:5-6).

Read about the Catholic Church’s similar position on the power of their priests  


 

i. Cardinal Sarto, as quoted in Publications of the Catholic Truth Society Volume 29 (Catholic Truth Society: 1896): 11.

ii. George J. Church et. al, “Hands of Terrorism,” TIME (May 25, 1981).

 

iii. Christopher Marcellus addressing Pope Julius II during the Fifth Lateran Council which began in 1512, as quoted in Alexander Hislop, The light of prophecy let in on the dark places of the papacy (London: William Whyte and Co., 1846): 91 and Letters between a Catholic and a Protestant on the doctrines of the Church of Rome originally published in Borrow’s Worcester Journal (Worcester Journal, 1827): 29. Find the original Latin version here

iv. “Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross” (Zenit, September 20, 2004).

v. The Gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, Cum. Inter, title 14, chapter 4, “Ad Callem Sexti Decretalium”, Column 140 (Paris, 1685). In an Antwerp edition of the Extravagantes, the words, Dominum Deum Nostrum Papam (“Our Lord God the Pope”) can be found in column 153. View extracts here.

vi. Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam (Rome: 1302).

vii. Vatican Coin of 1795.

viii. Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae—The Reunion of Christendom (Rome: 1894).

ix. Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae: On Christians as Citizens (January 10, 1890).

x. Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope (New York: Alfred A. Knoff. 1995): 6.

xi. Pope John Paul II, Vita Consecrata (March 25, 1996): vatican.va.

xii. António Pereira de Figueiredo, “Tentativa theologica: Episcopal rights and ultramontane usurpations” (J. Masters, 1847): 180.

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Catholic Church Built on Paganism

24 Feb

If you read the Word of God you will find no scripture to support the use of symbols or images or statues in our faith. In fact, God even warned us not to use images in His law.

Exodus 20:4-5 …’Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.’

And yet the Roman Catholic church is FULL of these images and symbols and statues. And the leaders of this church have gone so far as to REMOVE the second commandment from the Catholic Catechism. Why is that? Because the Roman Catholic Church is built upon PAGANISM and WORSHIP OF FALSE GODS. And the people of the Catholic Church need to be woken up to this fact.

Below is a small sample of pictures showing the link between Babylonian Paganism and the Roman Catholic religion.

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Dagon Pope Fish Hat

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Sun God Shamash

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Apollo Sun Worship

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Sun and Crescent Moon

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Egyptian Obelisk Vatican

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Mother and Child Worship

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Friends, the Catholic religion is nothing more than a mix of Pagan religions with Christianity, which is an abomination to our Holy God. Roman Catholicism is a false system of worship. God has told us in His Word that we are to worship Him alone without any use of idols or symbols. We are to worship Him in spirit and truth. We are to worship Him in line with His Word alone. Any other form of worship is unacceptable.

Source: www.endtimesprophecy.org

But the Bible reveals in the book of Revelation that the Roman Catholic Church is BABYLON, the MOTHER OF HARLOTS. She is a continuation of the old Babylonian system found in the Old Testament, which was the original rejector of God’s truth in favor of worshiping false gods.

COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE

 

Roman Catholic Church Quotes on Sunday Law

20 Jan

“Recovering the theological significance of Sunday is fundamental to rebalancing our lives … We strongly urge both clergy and laity to        work cooperatively within their communities to stress the importance of Sunday        for worship and family … The rediscovery of this day is a grace which we must implore.” (The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, Saint Paul’s College, Washington, DC, October 27, 2012.)

“Sunday is an obligation for all the faithful which brings authentic freedom enabling them to live        each day, that it is the Lord’s day, that it is a day to be sanctified, and those who do not keep it suffer the        loss of an authentic sense of Christian freedom and the loss of being the children of God, that Sunday is the        primordial holy day and is meant to be kept holy, a day of rest from work, which hopefully will also be recognized        by civil society by law.” (Sacramentum Caritatis: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist        as the Source and Summit of the Church’s Life and Mission, Given by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, at Saint Peter’s,        February 22, 2007, the Feast of the Chair of Peter.)

It is necessary to hold Sunday in special high regard in order to remain united to Christ, as it is the        day dedicated to the Lord.” (Message of Pope Benedict XVI to the Participants in the 9th International Youth Forum        (Rocca di Papa, 28-31 March 2007), from the Vatican, March 28, 2007.)

“Without the Lord’s day, we cannot live, that meeting with the Lord only occurs on the specific day of Sunday, that        life does not flourish without Sunday, and that Sunday is a day of rest, of freedom and equality for all the world.”       (Eucharistic Celebration Homily of Pope Benedict XVI , Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Sunday, September 9, 2007.)

Encouraged America to exercise its leadership within the international community based on the common moral law        [Sunday holiness].” (Address of Pope Benedict XVI  to H.E. Mrs. Mary Ann Glendon, New Ambassador of the United States of        America to the Holy See, Friday, February 29, 2008.)

“The world has greater need of hope for peace, justice and freedom, which can never be delivered without obedience to the        law of God [Sunday holiness].” (Video-Message of the Pope Benedict XVI  to Catholics and People of the United States of        America on the Occasion of the Upcoming Apostolic Journey,  April 15-21, 2008.)

“In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians [in the USA and elsewhere] should seek recognition of        Sundays and the Church’s holy days as legal holidays.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, popular and definitive edition,        2000, par. 2188)

“This organization proposes in every possible way to aid in preserving Sunday as a civil institution. Our national security requires        the active support of all good citizens in the maintenance of our American Sabbath. Sunday laws must be enforced.”       Quoted as “principles contained in the Constitution” of the original orginization (then called the American Sabbath Union), cited in        The Lord’s Day Alliance, Twenty fifth Report (1913), p6

On September 7, 1947, Pope Pius XII declared that the time for reflection and planning is past in religious and moral        fields and the time for action has arrived. He said that the battle in religious and moral fields hinged on five points:        Religious culture, the sanctifying of Sunday, the saving of the Christian family, social justice and loyalty and        truthfulness in dealings.” (Evening Star (Washington D.C.), Sept. 8, 1947)

The RCC “makes its contribution (in the ethical and moral sphere) according to the dispositions of international        law, helps to define that law, and makes appeal to it, that we live in a time when little groups of independent people        threaten the unity of the world, and that the only way to combat this problem is by establishing law and then ordering        all of society according to this law, thus promoting peace and good will throughout the earth.”       (Apostolic Journey to the United States of America and Visit to the United Nations Organization Headquarters, Meeting        with the Members of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, Address of Pope Benedict XVI, New York, Friday,        April 18, 2008.)

“People cannot be sanctified except on Sunday, that Christ transferred Sabbath sacredness to Sunday, that only        those who keep Sunday belong to Christ, that only on Sunday does the risen Lord makes himself present among his        followers, that only these worship God properly, and that may Sunday regain all its importance.”       (Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Card. Francis Arinze on the Occasion of the Study Day in Honour of the 43rd Anniversary        of the Promulgation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, From the Vatican, November 27, 2006.)

“Sunday is a day of rest for all workers.” (Address of Pope Benedict XVI to the Italian Christian Workers’        Associations (A.C.L.I.), Clementine Hall, Friday, January 27, 2006.)

“Saturday is no longer the worship day of God, only on Sunday can we become part of the body of Christ in the        world, only by worshiping on Sunday can we avoid egoistic isolation and instead be united in a great community…a        universal community becoming related to everyone in the world.” (Meeting with Diocesan Clergy of Aosta, Address of Pope        Benedict XVI, Parish Church at Introd (Aosta Valley), Monday, July 25, 2005.)

“Every Sunday is to be dedicated and given to God.” (Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin        Mary, Homily of Pope Benedict XVI, given in Parish Church of Castel Gandolfo, Monday, August 15, 2005.)

Only on Sunday can we experience a personal encounter with Christ.” (Apostolic Journey of Pope Benedict XVI        to Brazil on the Occasion of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Carribbean,        Inaugural Session, Address of Pope Benedict XVI, Conference Hall, Shrine of Aparecida, Sunday, May 13, 2007.)

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