Is Christianity the true religion? I’ll start this one off by being blunt.
Welcome back and let’s get started. As I explain this from the bible you may not agree with me and that’s fine and it is your right. But it is also my right to believe this to be true and to explain it as I see it according to what I read in the bible.
Let’s start with something Jesus said at Matthew 7:21 through 23: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A21-23&version=NIV.
Now I have to ask you, what religions come to us in the name of Jesus?
Christianity, in all of its myriad sects and forms, are the only ones, and yet Jesus says he will tell them in the last days, “Away from me, you evildoers!”
Why would Jesus call them evildoers? I think we need to start at the beginning of Christianity—which would be shortly after the death of Jesus. We read this in 1st John 2:18, “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.”
Let’s see if we can find out what the word “anti” means. Follow the link if you want to read the definition yourself. This is what is said, “Word-forming element of Greek origin meaning “against, opposed to, opposite of, instead of.” https://www.etymonline.com/word/anti-
Now, one of the definitions, is “instead of”. Does this not hold true to all Christians religions of the world? They are all trying to take the place of Jesus. When Jesus clearly said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A6&version=NIV .
Why so many different Christian religions? My source for this information is at philvaz.com where it states: “Now for a few facts and stats from the actual source: World Christian Encyclopedia by Barrett, Kurian, Johnson (Oxford Univ Press, 2nd edition, 2001). According to Barrett’s Encyclopedia:
- a denomination is defined as existing within a specific country
- there are 33,000+ total of these “Christian denominations” in 238 total countries http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/a106.htm
If Jesus is correct and he is the only way to God, how did we end up with 33,000 different Christian denominations? I believe what Revelation 12:15 says. The New World Translation, states: “And the serpent disgorged water like a river from its mouth after the woman, to cause her to be drowned by the river.”
What is that telling us? What happens to a solution when you add water? It dilutes it. So, Satan’s way of diluting God’s solution of Jesus being the way to Him, was for Satan to have in our day 33,000 different ways to God. There are your antichrist that have grown since John’s day. Even though they claim to come to us in the name of Jesus and each one claims to be the way to Jesus, they are anti, or “instead of” Jesus.
In Matthew 7:15 Jesus says, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”
With just a brief look through history, we can see the atrocities these religions have committed in the name of God and Jesus Christ. They have started wars and stood behind the governments of their countries that have also started wars in the name of God. Sometimes the same denominations are warring against each other from different countries. If they are right, then God must be for both countries because in each nation their religious leaders are telling their warriors and that nation that God is on their side.
How can this be? In every religion there is a bit of truth or it wouldn’t be appealing to people. But it’s a diluted version of the truth. I will continue with a few more things I’ve noticed. Let’s turn to Revelation 17:5 where it states, “On her forehead was written a name that has a secret meaning: “Great Babylon, the mother of all prostitutes and perverts in the world.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+17%3A5&version=GNT .
Well, here’s where I will really start to anger people. But hey, this is my understanding and not necessarily, nor ever meant to be, yours, so please, relax. Just going to state a few facts. Remember, I’m not talking about the people that attend these churches, I’m talking about polices of these religions. I think we need to begin with Babylon the Great. Who is this mysterious woman? The bible says she is the mother of all prostitutes, these not being literal prostitutes.
Going back to the scripture that stated Satan disgorged water after the woman and looking into how Christianity got its start, we’ll find that in the years of AD 306-337 was the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. He was the first Roman ruler to convert to Christianity. He formed the world’s first and oldest religion, which wound up becoming Catholicism. At the time, and for a very long time after that, the church ruled the world and, if one was to oppose her, they were put to death. Notice it was an earthy government that gave this power to the church. Her birth was not from God. If she is called the mother of all prostitutes, then she must be a prostitute herself. But you ask how can the Catholic Church be a prostitute? Let’s read this at Revelation 18:3:
“For all the nations have fallen because of the wine of her passionate immorality. The kings of the world have committed adultery with her. Because of her desires for extravagant luxury, the merchants of the world have grown rich.”
When we start looking at the woman as an institution, it is plain to see that the church is that woman. Another scripture I find interesting is Revelation 17:18 where it says, “The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.” What religion has a city on earth and has exercised rule over the kings of the earth for quite some time? Here we come Google!
The Vatican palace is the residence of the pope within the city walls. The Holy See is the name given to the government of the Roman Catholic Church, which is led by the pope as the bishop of Rome. As such, the Holy See’s authority extends over Catholics throughout the world. Since 1929 it has resided in Vatican City, which was established as an independent state to enable the pope to exercise his universal authority.
Why do the rulers of the Christian nations of the world want an audience with the pope? Let’s see what else Revelation has to say about this woman. Revelation 17: 9, “Here is the mind with wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated.”
“Seven mountains”—how does that come into play? Back to Google.
There is more than one interpretation for this text. Literally speaking, Rome is known as the city of seven hills. The Vatican sits on one side of the Tiber River, facing the seven hills.
In ancient times, hills were sacred high places, used to worship and offer sacrifices to deities. The systems of worship were based on salvation by works, and also included a counterfeit savior or Messiah and mediators of both sexes. The gods worshipped in these places were manifestations of the sun god who was androgenic in that It could manifest Itself in the male or the female form. Read more about the pagan system of sun worship
One further reason why the end-time religious confederacy, under the leadership of the Papacy, is called “Babylon,” is that the Babylonian system of worship has been passed down through history. Its rituals and doctrines are present in Catholicism, as well as religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, earth religions, and even Islam. http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_end-time_Babylon_Revelation_hills_Rome
Are you beginning to see the picture? Want to more? Let’s continue …
Let’s visit another site and see what it has to say about the Roman Catholic Church. It starts out by referring us to Daniel 7:8, 21-25:
‘I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. 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: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.’
The site goes on to give 11 identifying bits of information and then breaks it down for us to understand. After that it says this:
“Now for any kingdom in history to match just half of these identifying marks would be incredible. But there is one power from history, which is still with us today, that matches ALL 11 identifying marks PERFECTLY! And which “little kingdom” is the antichrist little horn? It is none other than the Papal Church of Rome. Commonly known as the Roman Catholic Church!
“How does it match?
- The Vatican State is the smallest kingdom in the world.
- The Papacy rose to power out of the Roman Empire.
- It rose up among the other nations of Europe.
- Rome fell in AD476 and split into the ten nations, then the Papacy rose to power in AD 538.
- The Papacy had three original kingdoms of Europe destroyed: Vandals, Ostrogoth’s, and Heruli.
- The pope is the visible leader of the Papacy.
- The Papacy persecuted and killed tens of millions of Christians during its reign.
- The Papacy is different from the other nations because it is a Religious and Political power.
- The Papacy speaks against God by proclaiming the pope to be equal with God, and by proclaiming that they are above the Word of God and can change God’s Word.
- The Papacy thinks that it changed the Sabbath day to Sunday.
- The Papacy reigned for 1260 years from 538 to 1798AD, when the French marched into Rome and put the Papal rule to an end.”
It continues: “Also you will see in Revelation 13 that the number of the beast 666 is the number of A MAN. Take a look at the following quotes:
- “The letters inscribed in the pope’s miter are these; Vicarius Filii Dei, which is the Latin for ‘Vicar of the Son of God.’ Catholics hold that the Church, which is a visible society, must have a visible head; Christ, before His ascension into heaven, appointed St. Peter to act as His representative. Hence, to the Bishop of Rome as head of the church, was given the title, ‘Vicar of Christ.'” At present the pope’s miter does not contain the Latin title, but the words are incorporated into the coronation ceremonies of each newly crowned pope”.(Quote from Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor, of April 1915).
- (From father Reginald Martin): “Vicarius Filii Dei means Vicar [or representative] of the Son of God, a term scholars believe first appears in a document known as the Donation of Constantine, dated to the eighth or ninth century. This is an apt description of the Pope, who is frequently referred to as the Vicar of Christ, and, at present, probably only the most bitterly anti-Catholic individuals would take offense at the title.”(Our Sunday Visitor, The Catholic Answer, 24th Nov. 2011 –
This site goes on to say, “Now if you convert the letters of the name “Vicarius Filii Dei” into Roman numerals and add them up, you will come to 666. There can be no doubt that the antichrist little horn and the antichrist sea beast of Revelation 13 are the same power, and that power being the Papal Church of Rome. http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/who-is-the-bible-antichrist-today.html .
That’s just a little of what this site has to say. If you are interested you can read more. I just wanted you to see what others also have to say about this whore called Babylon the Great. Why does the bible call this institution the mother of prostitutes? Because almost all of today’s Christian religions in the world have their roots from the Catholic Church. So they now become the daughters their mother, Catholicism. Why does the bible call all of them prostitutes? Because all of them claim to be from God and yet they all have special relationships with the governments of the nation they are seated in. What’s wrong with that?
Jesus says this at John 18:36, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
Looking at this from the eyes of God, these originations that claim to be from Him are committing fornication with these earthy kingdoms by supporting them. How do these Christians churches support these governments? They convince their followers to vote for the candidates they think will be most helpful to their church on earth. Instead, they should be instructing their followers to seek God directly for the answers to humanity’s problems.
That’s why Jesus calls them “evildoers”.
Well, that’s about all the time I have for this post. Please come back and I will continue with my next blog. What is the true church, Jesus Christ, trying to tell us?