Let’s get straight into this. First and foremost, Catholicism is NOT Christianity. Yes, the Vatican controlled media loves to use the words “Christian” and “Catholic” interchangeably, but once one takes a clear look into the doctrines given in the Bible and the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Vatican, it becomes 100% clear that Catholicism has nothing to do with what our Lord presented in His Holy Word.
For instance, look at Sunday keeping. Not a single verse in all of the Bible authorizes the change of the 7th Day Sabbath to the 1st day of the week. Nowhere in the New Testament can it be found where God sanctifies (sets apart for holy use) the first day of the week. Sunday keeping is a Catholic tradition created by men and is not in keeping with the everlasting and permanent Commandments our Lord wrote in stone with His own finger. Bear in mind how He wrote the 4th Commandment …
Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
Did you catch that? Our Lord sees the end from the beginning. To that end, He knew that Christians would be taught to “forget” His holy Sabbath day. So, in His eternal lovingkindness, He made sure to put the prophetic word “Remember” right at the beginning of the 4th Commandment.
None of this is a secret, by the way. The Vatican, as well as authorized Vatican publications, are very boastful about how they are the ones responsible for changing the Law of God and moving the world to follow them instead of following God.
“The AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH could therefore not be bound to the AUTHORITY OF THE SCRIPTURES, BECAUSE THE CHURCH HAD CHANGED…THE SABBATH INTO SUNDAY, NOT BY COMMAND OF CHRIST, but by its OWN AUTHORITY.” Canon and Tradition, p. 263
“Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify SUNDAY and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and YOU WILL NOT FIND A SINGLE LINE AUTHORIZING THE SANCTIFICATION OF SUNDAY. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of SATURDAY, A DAY WHICH WE NEVER SANCTIFY.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.
“The Catholic church,” declared CARDINAL GIBBONS, “by virtue of her divine mission CHANGED THE DAY FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY.” Catholic Mirror Sept. 23 1983. (Official organ of Cardinal Gibbons)
Question – Which is the Sabbath day?
Answer – Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Question – Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
Answer – We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, IN THE COUNCIL OF LAODICEA (A.D. 364), TRANSFERRED THE SOLEMNITY FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY.” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd ed.
“The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, NO! By my divine power I ABOLISH THE SABBATH DAY, and COMMAND YOU to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the ENTIRE CIVILIZED WORLD bows down in reverent obedience to the COMMAND OF THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH!” Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, Mo., History of the Sabbath, p. 802
“There is no word, no hint in the New Testament about abstaining from WORK ON SUNDAY. The observance of Ash Wednesday, or Lent, stands exactly on the same footing as the observance of Sunday. INTO THE REST OF SUNDAY NO DIVINE LAW ENTERED”–Canon Eyton, The Ten Commandments [Presbyterian].
One more thing which distinguishes Christianity from Catholicism is the veneration of dead people and making prayers to these people’s statues. First off, I urge everyone here to study the Bible and see what the Lord says about this topic. Let the authority of Scripture tell you what happens when we die.
Secondly, the Lord commanded the following in the 2nd Commandment.
Exodus 20:4-6 “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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”
This is the very same 2nd Commandment which the Vatican has removed from their Catechism.
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The point I am trying to make is this: Christianity and Catholicism are actually polar opposites. True, Biblical Christianity has nothing in common with the Roman Catholic Vatican. But what does any of this have to do with the topic of this article, “Catholic Persecution”.
It cannot be denied that there is extreme persecution going on right now. The believers in Christ are certainly being tortured and murdered, are having their freedoms and properties being stripped from them. And for those believers who have been misled by the leaders in their Catholic churches, their ignorance of proper worship will be forgiven. As it is written …
Acts 17:30 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”
It isn’t the fault of the people in the pews that they are failing to follow the true form of worship given by our Lord in His infallible Word. No, it is the fault of their leadership. Understand, dear reader, that if someone TRULY does not understand that something is a sin, then they will not be held accountable for that sin, as is stated in the above verse. But as it is also stated in that verse, once someone comes to the knowledge of their sin, it then becomes their duty to repent and abandon that sin completely.
Point being, if someone is worshipping the Lord to the best of their ability and to the best of their knowledge, they will remain in a state of innocence in His eyes. But their leaders WILL be held accountable for deceiving the souls in their churches.
And yet, the powers that be in government and media still continue to push the lie that Christianity and Catholicism are the same thing. Just take a look at these articles from the Catholic News Agency. Notice how they like to use both names in place of each other.
If you would like to truly understand how opposite Christianity is from Catholicism, then please take the time to study what the Bible actually says about the Great Tribulation. You will see, with crystal-like clarity, that the true history of the Lord’s children is littered with martyrs. Martyrs who stood their ground against the Vatican in order to stay firm in the faith of Jesus Christ. Upwards of 500,000,000 of our brothers and sisters fell at the hand of the Vatican during the prophesied 1,260 years of Papal reign.
Here’s the thing though … this persecution HAS NOT STOPPED! All that has changed is HOW the Vatican persecutes God’s people today. Make no mistake, dear reader, neither the pope’s nor the prelates of Rome have any qualms about killing their own people in order to gain more power and control in the world. The difference today is that they satiate their murderous bloodlust by using the Vatican created Koran and the Muslim followers of that religion.
If you would like even more proof that the Vatican created Islam, you can visit this page and watch with video at the top. And for insider information from the ex-Jesuit priest who gave his life to expose the Vatican’s secret’s, please visit this page when you have the time.
The bottom line is this … all this violence against Christians and Catholics is Vatican inspired and Vatican controlled. But because they are both a political and religious entity, the pope’s love to present themselves as moral, upstanding, gentle, and peaceful in public while simultaneously committing horrendously evil things against people by proxy. And that proxy is the religion of Islam. Neither the Vatican nor their subjects in Islam possess the meek, humble, and gentle character of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Had they such a character, they would understand that violence can never be part of the Christian walk.
And make no mistake, the Mark of the Beast is soon to be enforced. Those few of us that refuse to obey the Vatican’s Mark will be the primary targets of the Vatican’s fury. All true and obedient Sabbath keepers will be the ones in the crosshairs at that point in history. There will be others who are persecuted, sure, but the ones that Satan hates the most are those who are obedient to the Lord’s Commands.
Revelation 12:17 “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
I ask everyone reading this to please pray for the victims of these horrific crimes. But I also ask that you pray for the persecutors as well. So long as there is breath in their lungs, they can repent and be saved as well. Afterall, if the Lord can save you and me, He can do the same for them.
Ephesians 2:12-13 “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”
Ephesians 5:8 “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:”
Thank you for reading. I appreciate your time so very much. I love you all! God bless!