Christmas: The Truth Your Pastor Refuses to Tell You Concerning the Pagan (Nimrodic) Roots of Christmas(s)

Please ask your pastor about the Pagan (Nimrodic) roots of Christmas. Ask your (a) Christian pastor why he celebrates a holiday that honors the Babylonian trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis? Please ask your favorite Christian leader or organization why they celebrate a known Pagan holiday from the Babylonian trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis that is now called ‘Christmas.’ Thank you, you may be very glad you did. 🙂

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The “Trinity” Is A False Doctrine, Elohim Consists of the Father and the Son; The “Set-Apart Spirit of Elohim” Is Not A “Person,” But is the “Ruach Ha Kodesh” OF Elohim

Did you know that not only is the concept of the “Trinity” not taught in the scriptures and wasn’t taught by 1st century Assembly leaders, and not only was it an invention due to the impetus of Constantine, but that many “Trinities” existed in Pagan religions for centuries before this concept was adopted in 325 at the First Council of Nicaea? This was the beginning of the end of separation of religion and state, where the Catholic Church began persecuting those that would not adhere to their false doctrines, thus heralding in the age of the false Assembly, which began to perpetually persecute, torture and murder those who chose to obey the commandments of Messiah, rather than succumb to the commandments of men.

An early concept of Who Elohim is was called Arianism, after a man named Arius, who taught a non-trinitarian theology that the Heavenly Father and the Son did not exist together eternally. This belief discounts the plain teaching in the gospel of John which states the following: 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with YHWH, and the Word was YHWH. The same was in the beginning with YHWH. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made… He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..”

The above Scripture, along with many others, define Yahusha as being the only begotten Son of the Father sent as the Messiah to the earth to save men from paying for their sins, and Whom existed eternally with Yahuah from the beginning.

Another early teaching was called Semi-Arianism, which taught “the truly orthodox view of the Son, that he was forever with the Father,” but were considered to be blasphemers of the third person of the Trinitarian sovereign, since they did not count the Ruach Ha Kodesh (or Set-Apart Spirit) OF Elohim “in the Godhead with the Father and the Son.” These are also referred to as “binitarians,” or can be referred to as the belief in “binitarianism.”

Binitarianism is different from the “Oneness” doctrine, which asserts that the Father, Son and Ruach Ha Kodesh of Elohim are all the same “Person.” This teaching is acutely insufficient to describe Elohim, since, for instance, how could Yahusha pray to Himself in the Garden of Gethsemane? This false doctrine also violates the following scriptures:

  • Gen. 1:1, 26 – The plural word for “Elohim” is used regarding creation, indicating that Elohim is composed of separate individuals.
  • Col. 1:16-19; Heb. 1:2 – Yahusha was active in creation as a separate individual.
  • Jn. 1:1  – Uses the Greek definite article, to differentiate between two divine individuals in this verse.
  • Jn. 14:23 – Yahusha uses the plural pronoun “we,” which proves He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • 1 Cor. 11:3 – Messiah is the head of man, and Yahuah is the head of Messiah, proving that Messiah and the Father are separate individuals.
  • 2 Jn. 1:9 – John uses the word “both” to show that the Father and Son are separate individuals.
  • 1 Tim. 2:5 – Yahusha is portrayed as the mediator between man and Yahuah the Father, proving that Messiah is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Rom. 8:34 – Yahusha is portrayed as seated at the right hand of Yahuah, interceding for believers, proving that He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • 1 Jn. 2:1 – Yahusha is portrayed as our Advocate in heaven, pleading our case before Yahuah, proving that He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • 1 Cor. 15:23-24 – Yahusha will hand over the kingdom to the Father at the end, proving He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Phil. 2:10-11 – Yahusha will be exalted for eternity in heaven, and bring glory to the Father, showing that He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Heb. 12:2 – Yahusha is in heaven, sitting at the right hand of the throne of Yahusha, proving He is a separate individual from the Father.
  • Heb. 13:8 – Yahusha is portrayed as the same for all eternity, proving that He is always a separate individual from the Father.
  • Rev. 22:1, 3 – Yahuah the Father and the Lamb (Yahusha) are two separate individuals whom people will worship in heaven.

So, if there are two Persons included in Elohim (bitheism), where did the third one come from? It seems that since the Scriptures do not teach nor mention a Trinity. And since there isn’t any writings by early Assembly fathers or laity concerning this concept, it essentially was started by a man named Tertullian, who lived in North Africa and died around 220 AD.

The earliest Fathers, (within two generations of the Apostles of Messiah) are usually called the Apostolic Fathers and include Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch and Polycarp of Smyrna, and do not speak of the Ruach Ha Kodesh as a Person. In addition, the Didache, or “Teaching of the Twelve Disciples,” and a strange allegory called the “Shepherd of Hermas,” do not teach of a Trinity. Athenagoras of Athens (133-190AD) wrote that the Ruach Ha Kodesh was an “effluence of God, flowing forth and returning to God like a ray of the sun.”

It wasn’t until 325AD, when Constantine (a pagan syncretist and Roman catholic emperor) convened the Council of Nicaea in order to develop a statement of faith that could unify the Roman Catholic Church, that the doctrine of the Trinity became popularized, declaring that the Father and the Son are of the same substance (homoousios), thereby taking a decidedly anti-Arian stand. Arius was then exiled to Illyria.

And then in 381AD, the First Council of Constantinople, convened by Roman emperor Theodosius I, then emperor of the East and a recent convert to early Catholicism, drew up a dogmatic statement on the Trinity and defined the Ruach Ha Kodesh as having the same sovereignty expressed for the Son by the Council of Nicaea 56 years earlier.

So, let’s summarize what happened concerning the development of the Trinity:

  1. The Trinity doctrine is not taught anywhere in scripture, but trinities were common in Paganism and were prominent in Egypt and Babylon.
  2. The beginnings of recognition of this doctrine started at the Council of Nicaea approximately 325 AD, hundreds of years after the last book in the Scripturese was written.
  3. The Council of Nicaea was organized by the Roman Emperor Constantine in which he had the final say on matters that he had little understanding of.
  4. Creed followed creed, and eventually idols were accepted as forms that we can worship YHWH through, and Mary was exalted to be the Mother of YHWH and worship of the saints was sanctioned.
  5. The organized denominations are different than the Body of Messiah spoken of in the Scriptures, proving that most denominations are still rooted in a creed, and in the Trinity doctrine, with most denominations still having the Trinity Doctrine as a foundation, of which originally came from Babylon.
  6. The mother of these denominations is the Roman Catholic Church, which has murdered anywhere from tens of millions to well over 50 million people, had armies and banned access to the scriptures to Believers, which also is known today as the Dark Ages.
  1. During the Reformation, the teachings and authority of the Catholic Church was challenged, with some truths becoming popular once again to the Body of Messiah.
  2. As a result many new denominations started up, but unfortunately they held onto some of the creeds, and in particular, held onto the Trinity doctrine.

The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) is also responsible for burning to death millions of people, many of whom were Believers. They labeled people as heretics for things like reading scripture, translating scripture or daring to obey the Scriptures instead of their traditions (traditions of men).

Most denominations today have a Statement of Faith as their foundation, and are usually based on creeds. Often, Believers are required to take out membership, which often requires an acceptance of a particular Statement of Faith, even though it is un-Sriptural.

Now, let’s further establish Who Yahusha is:

  1. Yahuah has spoken to us through the Prophets and now his Son. Hebrews 1:1-6
  2. The Son is the exact brightness of Yahuah’s esteem. Hebrews 1:1-6
  3. Yahusha is the image of the invisible Elohim. Colossians 1:12-16
  4. Messiah is the radiance of Elohim’s esteem and the exact representation of His being. Hebrews 1:1-3
  5. Yahusha is the very nature of Yahuah. Philippians 2:5
  6. Yahuah considers Yahusha part of Elohim. Hebrews 1:8,9
  7. Elohim sustains all things by his Word (Yahusha is the Word of Elohim). Hebrews 1:3, John 1:1
  8. Yahusha is before all things and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15
  9. Yahusha is seated at the right hand of Yahuah. Colossians 3:1-3
  10. Yahusha inherited a name more superior to the Angels. Hebrews 1:1-6
  11. Yahusha is worthy to be worshipped by Kodesh Messengers. Hebrews 1:1-6
  12. Yahusha is worshiped by humans. Matthew 2:10-12, Matthew 8:2, Matthew 14:32-33, John 9:35-38, Matthew 28:8-10, Matthew 28:16-17
  13. Yahuah became a Father when he begat his Son: “You are my Son, today I have become Your Father.” Hebrews 1:1-6
  14. Yahusha is the Firstborn from the Dead. Revelation 1:4-6
  15. Yahusha has first place in everything. Yahusha is head over the Body of Yahusha Messiah. Ephesians 1:22
  16. Yahusha is Savior of the world (of believers). John 4:42, Titus 2:13, Isaiah 45:22, 43:11
  17. Yahusha is Yahuah’s firstborn. Hebrews 1:1-6
  18. Yahusha is Ruler and Beginning of the Creation of Elohim. Revelation 3:14
  19. Yahusha is begotten, not created. John 1:3
  20. Yahusha is “Wisdom” spoken of in Proverbs 8:22-31.
  21. The “Word” created the Messengers of Elohim. Colossians 1:16, Psalms 148:5
  22. All judgement is given to Yahusha. John 5:22
  23. The Son is in the bosom of the Father. John 1:18
  24. Yahusha had esteem with Yahuah before the world existed. John 17:5
  25. Yahusha was the “Word” of Elohim in the beginning. John 1:1
  26. All things were made by and through the “Word” of Elohim. John 1:3
  27. The “Word” of Elohim became flesh. John 1:14
  28. In Messiah all the fullness of the El lives in bodily form. Colossians 2:9
  29. Messiah is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:10
  30. The “wind and waves obey” Messiah. Luke 8:25
  31. Yahusha turned water into wine. John 2:1-11
  32. Yahusha gave sight to a man blind from birth. John 9:1-41
  33. Yahusha forgave sins on earth. Mark 2:7,10
  34. Yahusha rose from the dead a man four days in the grave. John 11:1-46
  35. Yahusha claimed He would rise His own body from the dead. John 2:18, 19, John 10:18
  36. Yahusha will reign on Earth for 1,000 years. Revelation 20:4-6
  37. Yahusha is given all authority in Heaven and Earth. Matthew 28:28
  38. All things are delivered to Yahusha from Yahuah. John 11:27
  39. Every knee will bow of those in Heaven, on earth and under the earth at the Name of Yahusha, confessing He is Sovereign. Philippians 2:5-11
  40. Yahuah the Father is greater than Yahusha the Son. John 14:28
  41. When all things are finally subject to Yahusha, the Son will be subject to the Father. 1 Corinthians 15:28

Here are some early church fathers concerning the El of Messiah:

  • Barnabas, companion of Paul (c. 70-130AD)
    “He is Lord of all the world, to whom God said at the foundation of the world, ‘Let us make man after our image, and after our likeness.’”
  • Ignatius, Bishop of the Church at Antioch (c. 105AD)
    “God Himself was manifested in human form for the renewal of eternal life”
  •  Clement of Rome, Bishop of the Church at Rome (c. 150AD)
    “Brethren, it is fitting that you should think of Jesus Christ as of God – as the Judge of the living and the dead.”
  • Irenaeus, Bishop of the Church at Lyons, Modern Day France (c. 180AD) “Thus He indicates in clear terms that He is God, and that His advent was in Bethlehem… God , then, was made man, and the Lord did Himself save us.” “He is God, for the name Immanuel indicates this.” “How can they be saved unless it was God who worked out their salvation upon earth? Or how shall man pass into God, unless God has first passed into man?”
  • Clement of Alexandria, Renowned Christian Teacher in Egypt (c. 195AD) “O the Great God! O the Perfect Child! The Son in the Father and the Father in the Son… God the Word, who became man for our sakes.” “Nothing, then, is hated by God, nor yet by the Word. For both are one – that is, God. For He has said, ‘In the beginning the Word was in God, and the Word was God.'” “The Word itself, that is the Son of God, is one with the Father by equality of substance. He is eternal and uncreated.”
  •  Hippolytus, Leading Presbyter at the Church in Rome (c. 205AD) “Although He endured the cross, yet as God He returned to life, having trampled upon death.”
  • Origen, Famous Pupil of Clement of Alexandria (c. 225AD)
    “No one should be offended that the Savior is also God, seeing God is the Father. Likewise, since the Father is called Omnipotent, no one should be offended that the Son of God is also called Omnipotent. For in this way, the words will be true that He says to the Father: ‘All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.’” “The Son is not different from the Father in substance.”

Even Pagans noted the early Believers equating Messiah with Elohim:

Pliny the Younger (61-112AD), also known as Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, was the governor of Bithynia (AD 112) and a Roman senator. When writing to emperor Trajan asking for guidance on how he should treat the Believers in his province, he wrote that Believers were “meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verse a hymn to Christ as to a god…”

And William Lane Craig, in his book, “Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics”, writes, “Studies by NT scholars such as Martin Hengel of Tubingen University, C.F.D. Moule of Cambridge, and others have proved that within twenty years of the crucifixion a full-blown Christology proclaiming Jesus as God incarnate existed…the oldest Christian sermon, the oldest account of a Christian martyr, the oldest pagan report of the Church, and the oldest liturgical prayer (1 Corinthians 16:22) all refer to Christ as Lord and God.”

Now let’s take a look at what the Ruach Ha Kodesh of Elohim is:

  • The Hebrew word for ’’Spirit,’’ or ’’Ruach,’’ is breath, wind, breeze, spirit, air, and strength.
  • Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a RUSHING, MIGHTY WIND, AND IT FILLED THE WHOLE HOUSE where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Ruach Ha Kodesh, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Ruach gave them utterance.
  • John 20:22 And when he had said this, HE BREATHED ON THEM and saith unto them, Receive ye the Ruach Ha Kodesh.
  • Ezekiel 37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of Elohim. Thus saith Elohim YHWH unto these bones; Behold, I WILL CAUSE BREATH TO ENTER YOU, and ye shall live.
  • Ezekiel 37:9 Then said he unto me, PROPHECY UNTO THE WIND, prophesy, son of man, and SAY TO THE WIND, Thus saith Elohim YHWH; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
  • John 3:8 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Ruach is ruach. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Ruach.
  • In the NIV, Zechariah 6:5 refers to the “four winds of the heavens” riding in chariots, possibly the four winds of heaven going North, East, West and South.
  • The “breath” of Yahuah and the “Spirit” or Ruach of Yahuah are synonymous terms (Job 4:9; Ps. 33:6; Ps. 104:29 and 30; John 3:8; Job 27:3).

There are many ways the scriptures define the Ruach OF Elohim as impersonal:

  • It is referred to as a gift (Acts 10:45; 1 Timothy 4:14).
  • We are told that the Ruach Ha Kodesh can be quenched (1 Thessalonians 5:19).
  • It can be poured out (Acts 2:17, 33).
  • It is shed (Acts 2:33).
  • We are baptized with it (Matthew 3:11).
  • People can drink of it (John 7:37-39).
  • People partake of it (Hebrews 6:4).
  • People are filled with it (Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18).
  • It renews us (Titus 3:5).
  • It must be stirred up within us (2 Timothy 1:6).
  • It is called “the Ruach Ha Kodesh of promise.”
  • It is called “the guarantee of our inheritance.”
  • It is called “the Ruach of wisdom and revelation.” (Ephesians 1:13-14, 17).
  • It is a wind (Acts 2:2).
  • It is fire (verse 3).
  • It is water (John 4:14; 7:37-39).
  • It is oil (Psalm 45:7; also Acts 10:38; Matthew 25:1-10).
  • It is a dove (Matthew 3:16).
  • It is a down payment on eternal life (2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; Ephesians 1:13-14, KJV).
  • The “Ruach of Yahuah” is synonymous with the “hand” and “the finger” of Elohim (Ezek. 3:14; Job 26:13; Ps. 8:3; Luke 11:20).

Here are some interesting things to consider:

  • If Elohim were a Trinity, surely Paul would have taught this concept. Yet we find no such teaching in His writings.
  • Paul’s standard greeting in his letter to the Assemblies and to individuals was, “Grace to you and peace from Yahuah our Father and Yahusha Messiah.” The same is true of Peter in the salutations of both his epistles.
  • In all of Paul’s writings, only in 2 Corinthians 13:14 is the Ruach Ha Kodesh mentioned along with the Father and Messiah, and there only in connection with the “fellowship of the Ruach Ha Kodesh” in which believers share. Paul describes Elohim’s Ruach as the unifying agent that brings us together in set-apart, righteous fellowship with one another and with the Father and Son.
  • Notice that our fellowship is of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, not with the Ruach Ha Kodesh. John 1:3 tells us, “Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Yahusha Messiah.”
  • Paul states that “there is one Yahuah, the Father…and One Yahusha Messiah” (1 Corinthians 8:6), making no mention of the Ruach Ha Kodesh as an El person.
  • Yahusha never spoke of the Ruach Ha Kodesh as a third Person of Elohim, but instead, in numerous passages He spoke only of the relationship between Yahuah the Father and Himself (Matthew 26:39; Mark 13:32; 15:34; John 5:18, 22; etc.).
  • Yahusha doesn’t mention the Ruach Ha Kodesh as a person in His teachings, instead are His many statements about Himself and the Father.
  • In visions of Yahuah’s throne the Father and Messiah are seen, but the Ruach Ha Kodesh is never seen (Acts 7:55-56; Daniel 7:9-14; Revelation 4-5; 7:10).
  • The final and last book of the Scriptures to be written does not mention the Ruach Ha Kodesh as an El person, but describes “a new heaven and new earth” (Revelation 21:1) wherein “the tabernacle of Yahuah is with men, and He will dwell with them”

Here are some other things to consider about the Ruach Ha Kodesh OF Elohim:

  • Anchor Bible Dictionary describes the Ruach Ha Kodesh as the “manifestation of divine presence and power perceptible especially in prophetic inspiration”
  • Repeatedly the Scriptures reveal that Elohim imparted El inspiration to His prophets and servants THROUGH the Ruach Ha Kodesh.
  • Paul wrote that Yahuah’s plan for humanity had been “revealed by the Ruach to His kodesh apostles and prophets” (Ephesians 3:5) and that his own teachings were inspired by the Ruach Ha Kodesh (1 Corinthians 2:13).
  • Paul explains that it is through Yahuah’s Ruach that Yahuah has revealed to Believers the things He has prepared for those who love Him.
  • Working through the Ruach, Yahuah the Father is the revealer of truth to those who serve Him.
  • Yahusha told His followers that the Ruach Ha Kodesh, which the Father would send, “will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you”
  • It is through Elohim’s Ruach within us that we gain ru’chani insight and understanding and come to receive the very “mind of Messiah” (1 Corinthians 2:16), also referred to as the “mind of the Ruach” (Romans 8:27).
  • Messiah was prophesied to have “the Ruach of wisdom and understanding, the Ruach of counsel and might, the Ruach of knowledge and of the fear of Elohim (Isaiah 11:2).
  • Messiah portrayed in His personal conduct the divine attributes of Almighty YHWH through the power of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (1 Timothy 3:16).
  • The Ruach Ha Kodesh is not only the Ruachof Yahuah the Father, but it is the “Ruach of Messiah” (Romans 8:9; Philippians 1:19). Remember that there is ONLY ONE Ruach (1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:4).
  • The Father imparts the same Ruach to Believers through Messiah (John 14:26; 15:26; Titus 3:5-6), leading and enabling them to be His children and “partakers of the El nature” (Romans 8:14; 2 Peter 1:4).
  • Yahuah, Who has eternal life in Himself, gives that life to others through the Ruach (John 5:26; 6:63; Romans 8:11).
  • There is an account of the Ruach of Elohim, the Ruach of wisdom, the ruach of understanding, the ruach of counsel, the ruach of might, the ruach of knowledge and the ruach of the fear of Elohim.
  • By this Ruach,Yahusha is still present with those that love him (John): “I will come to you” (14:18); “I am in you” (14:20); and “I will show myself” (14:21).
  • Luke 21:15 tells us that Messiah will give us “a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.”
  • If Messiah has a Ruach and the Father has a Ruac hand the Ruach Ha Kodesh is a Ruach, then why is their ONLY ONE Ruach? (Ephesians 4:4)
  • By definition, the Ruach of Yahuah is derived from Yahuah, so what comes from Yahuah as its source cannot also be “Yahuah.”
  • In Scriptural usage, “the Ruach Ha Kodesh” is a synonymous term for “Yahuah.” In Acts 5:3, Peter says Ananias lied to “the Ruach Ha Kodesh,” but in verse 4 Peter says he lied to “Yahuah.” This is an example of the common Semitic parallelism of equivalent terms.
  • “The Ruach Ha Kodesh” is equivalent to “the power of the Most High,” as Luke 1:35 (NIV) clearly indicates by another use of parallelism (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8;10:38; Romans 15:13; Romans 15:18 and 19; 1 Corinthians. 2:4 and 5).
  • Matthew 1:18 records that Mary “was found to be with child through ‘the Ruach Ha Kodesh.’” Yet all through the New Testament are references to the fact that Yahuah is the Father of our Yahusha. How can “Yahuah” be “the Father” and “the Ruach Ha Kodesh” also be “the father” of Yahusha?
  • By this Ruach, Yahusha’s work with them would continue (John): “It will teach you”(14:26); “It will remind you of everything I have said” (14:26); “It will testify about me” (15:26); “It will convict the world of guilt” (in preparation for His judgment—16:8); “It will guide you into all truth” (16:13); “It will bring esteem to me by taking what is mine and making it known to you” (16:14).
  • The “Ruach Ha Kodesh” is used synonymously and interchangeably with “the Ruach of Yahusha” (Acts 16:7; Phil. 1:19); “the Ruach of Elohim” (Luke 4:18, etc.); “the Ruach of his Son” (Gal. 4:6); “the Ruach of Yahusha Messiah” (Phil. 1:19). In this usage, “the Ruach” is the mind and power of Yahusha Messiah.
  • In Acts 16:6 (NIV), “the Ruach Ha Kodesh” kept Paul and his companions from preaching in Asia, but in Verse 7 (NIV) it says that the “Ruach of Yahusha” would not allow them to enter Bithynia.
  • 2 Corinthians 3:17 and 18 says that Yahusha is “the Ruach.” He has been invested with all ru’chani authority and power to effectively carry out His responsibility as the Head of His body. By His “Ruach” He is able to guide and direct His many servants (2 Cor. 12:8 and 9).
  • Galatians 5:22 and 23 list the “fruit of the Ruach” (the nature of Yahusha); John 15:5 says, “If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.”
  • The “Ruach of your Father” is synonymous with “the Ruach Ha Kodesh,” and is said to speak in our stead when we might be brought before men for possible persecution or trial (Matt.10:19 and 20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11 and 12).
  • The Ruach Ha Kodesh is the very nature, presence and expression of Elohim’s power actively working in His servants (2 Peter 1:4; Galatians 2:20).
  • Peter explains that “Yahuah anointed Yahusha of Nazareth with the Ruach Ha Kodesh and with power” (Acts 10:38).
  • Messiah performed many miracles and worked through the apostle Paul “in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Ruach of Yahuah” (Romans 15:19).
  • Yahusha began His ministry “in the power of the Ruach” (Luke 4:14).
  • Yahusha told His followers, “You shall receive power when the Ruach Ha Kodesh has come upon you” (Acts 1:8).
  • Scriptures refer to the Ruach Ha Kodesh as Elohim’s El power (Zechariah 4:6; Micah 3:8).
  • Another example of the Ruach of Messiah: “for Yahuah hath sent forth the Ruach of  His Son into our hearts crying, Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6)
  • Yet another example of the Ruach of Messiah: “If any man have not the Ruach of Messiah he is none of His.” (Rom. 8:9)
  • We are told that the “the ruachs of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (1 Corinthians 14:32).
  • We are sanctified by the Ruach (2 Thess. 2:13); we are sanctified in Messiah Yahusha (1 Cor. 1:2), whom Yahuah made to be sanctification for us (1 Cor. 1:30).
  •  We are strengthened by the Ruach in the inner man (Eph. 3:16); Messiah dwells in our hearts (Eph. 3:17).
  • We have access to the Father by the Ruach (Eph. 2:18); in Messiah and through faith in Him we have access with confidence to Yahuah (Eph. 3:12).
  • The Ruach apportions to each one individually as it chooses (1 Cor. 12:11); Yahusha pours out the Ruach (Acts 2:33) and gave some apostles, some prophets, etc. (Eph. 4:11).
  • The Ruach intercedes for us (Rom. 8:26); Messiah Yahusha intercedes for us (Rom. 8:34).
  • The only verse that would indicate that there might be three persons sharing one name is Matthew 28:19: “…baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” But this verse is quoted in a different form by the early Believing Fathers, notably Eusebius, who quotes the verse at least 18 times as follows: “baptizing them in My name.”
  • Both the Father and Son are shown to send the Comforter: “But the Comforter, which is the Ruach Ha Kodesh, whom the Father will send in my name, it shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7) “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.” (Ephesians 4:8, Acts 2:33)
  • The Comforter points to and esteems Messiah.
    “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Ruach of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:” (John 15:26) “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Ruach of Yahuah calleth Yahusha accursed: and that no man can say that Yahusha is Messiah, but by the Ruach Ha Kodesh.” (1 Corinthians 12:3)
  • We are told the Ruach is FROM Yahuah: “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Ruach Ha Kodesh. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of Yahuah. (John 1:32-34)
  • Elohim is said to be omnipresent by His “Ruach” (Job 31:4, Proverbs 5:20,21).
  • We are told that “No man hath seen Elohim at any time. If we love one another, Elohim dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Ruach. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. (1 John 4:12-14)
  • We are told that Elohim is the Ruach: “Now Elohim is the Ruach, and where the Ruach of Elohim is, there is liberty.” (2 Cor 3:17).
  • Yahuah uses Kodesh Messengers to speak as if they were Yahuah Himself, and even to use His personal name, Yahuah. (Judges 13:21-22, Genesis 32:24-30, Hosea 12:3-5, Exodus 3: 2-4,6 and 16, Judges 6:12,13 and 22)
  • The Hebrew usage of “the Ruach of Elohim” never refers to a person separate from, but a part of, Yahuah Almighty. Neither does the phrase, “the Ruachs of Elohim” occur, which would refer to separate Ru’chani entities within a multi-personal Elohim.
  • The Scriptures never tell us to pray to, lift up, praise, honor, sing to, speak to, esteem or otherwise venerate as a sovereignty of Elohim concerning the Ruach OF Elohim.
  • Elohim is referred to as a Ruach (John 4:24).
  • While much is said by Messiah concerning His love for His Father, no such reference is made to the Ruach.
  • While Scriptures mention the love the Father and Son has for Believers, no mention is made of the love of the Ruach for them.
  • It should be noted that pneuma hagion often refers to the gift of Elohim, the El nature born inside us. This El nature is a “thing,” not a person. Thus it should be referred to with pronouns such as “it,” “that,” or “which,” and not “who,” or “whom.”

‘Mystery Babylon,’ the ‘Great Whore’ of Revelation is Revealed! The Vatican is in Rome, Built Within “Seven Hills” Which the “City” Sits Upon

For those of the Catholic faith (I grew up Catholic, went to Catholic school), this blog entry was NOT made as spite towards or hatred for or of Catholics, but rather to tell the truth and warn those who seek the truth to flee false doctrines to serve the Living Elohim.

The following is an excerpt from false [note: just because one is false on some teachings doesn’t mean they are false on ALL teachings] teacher (teaches “once saved, always saved (OSAS)” and the false pretribulation “rapture” of the Saints for doctrines) Dave Hunt’s book, “A Woman Rides the Beast”:

“Babylon is a code word for Rome. It is used that way six times in the last book of the Bible [four of the six are in chapters 17 and 18 and in extrabiblical works such as Sibylling Oracles (5, 159f.), the Apocalypse of Baruch (ii, 1), and 4 Esdras (3:1).Eusebius Pamphilius, writing about 303, noted that “it is said that Peter’s first epistle… was composed at Rome itself; and that he himself indicates this, referring to the city figuratively as Babylon.”

As far as “mystery” is concerned, “mysterium fide” is pronounced…they refer to as the transformation of the bread and wine into the literal body and blood of Christ, with Rome’s new Catechism explaining that liturgy “aims to initiate souls into the mystery of Christ (called ‘mystagogy’),” and all of the Church’s liturgy being a “mystery.”

Now the “whore” which the holy scriptures is talking about is engaged in spiritual fornication, of which the Vatican has been doing for many centuries. The Vatican has claimed since it’s beginnings and maintains to this day that she is the worldwide headquarters of Christianity, with her pope claiming to be the one, true and exclusive representative of Elohim, referred to as “the vicar of Christ.” Rome has been the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church for fifteen centuries, with the popes having long claimed their dominion over the world and its Peoples.

And according to Dave Hunt’s book, Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) claimed that all undiscovered lands belonged to the pope, with King John II of Portugal convinced that the pope had granted all that Columbus discovered exclusively to him and his country, while Ferdinand and Isabel of Spain thinking the pope had given the same lands to them.

And turning to Hunt’s book again, Pope Alexander VI drew a north-south line down the global map of that day and gave everything on the east to Portugal and everything on the west to Spain. Thus “out of the plenitude of apostolic power” Africa went to Portugal and the Americas went to Spain, with the condition “to the intent to bring the inhabitants … to profess the Catholic Faith.”

Thus Roman Catholicism was forced upon Central and South America  them by the sword and remain Catholic to this day, while North America (but not Quebec and Louisiana) was settled mostly by Protestants.

Keep in mind that the words “Vatican” and “Rome” are universally used interchangeably, with the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) exercising both religious and civil control over the entire city of Rome and its surroundings for a thousand years . Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) even abolished the Roman Senate, placing the administration of Rome directly under his command. And according to the ‘Pocket Catholic Dictionary,’ Rome is now the designation of “the whole ensemble of administrative and judicial offices through which the Pope directs the operations of the Catholic Church.”

And turning to Hunt’s book again, “The most definitive Catholic encyclopedia since Vatican II” declares:

“…hence, one understands the central place of Rome in the life of the Church today and the significance of the title, Roman Catholic Church, the Church that is universal, yet focused upon the ministry of the Bishop of Rome. Since the founding of the Church there by St. Peter, Rome has been the center of all Christendom.”

According to the prophecy of the book of Revelation, the woman was dressed “in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication” (Rev. 17:4). Purple and scarlet were the colors of the Roman Caesars, and are the colors of the Catholic clergy. The Catholic Encyclopedia states:

“A cloak with a long train and a hooded shoulder cape … [it] was purple wool for bishops; for cardinals, it was scarlet watered silk (for Advent, Lent, Good Friday, and the conclave, purple wool); and rose watered silk for Gaudete and Lactate Sundays; and for the pope, it was red velvet for Christmas Matins, red serge at other times.”

Turning again to Revelation, the “golden cup in her hand” also identifies with the RCC, with The Catholic Encyclopedia declaring:

“[It is] the most important of the sacred vessels…. [It] may be of gold or silver, and if the latter, then the inside must be surfaced with gold.” The Roman Catholic Church possesses many thousands of solid gold chalices kept in its churches around the world. Even the bloodstained cross of Christ has been turned to gold and studded with gems in reflection of Rome’s great wealth. The Catholic Encyclopedia says: “The pectoral cross [suspended by a chain around the neck and worn over the breast by abbots, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, and the pope] should be made of gold and…decorated with gems…”

Remember that much of the wealth of the RCC was stolen from the victims of its Inquisitions (which we will cover later), with even the dead exhumed to face trial and their property taken from their heirs by the Church. One historian writes:

“The punishments of the Inquisition did not cease when the victim was burned to ashes, or immured for life in the Inquisition dungeons. His relatives were reduced to beggary by the law that all his possessions were forfeited. The system offered unlimited opportunities for loot….

This source of gain largely accounts for the revolting practice of what has been called ‘corpse-trials.’… That the practice of confiscating the property of condemned heretics was productive of many acts of extortion, rapacity and corruption will be doubted by no one who has any knowledge either of human nature or of the historical documents…. no man was safe whose wealth might arouse cupidity, or whose independence might provoke revenge.”

Also, billions of dollars have been paid to the RCC by individual thinking they were purchasing their place in heaven on the installment plan for themselves or loved ones, with Cardinal Cajetan complaining about the sale of dispensations and indulgences, and Church hierarchy accused him of wanting “to turn Rome into an uninhabited desert, to reduce the Papacy to impotence, to deprive the pope… of the pecuniary resources indispensable for the discharge of his office.”

And Nino Lo Bello, who was a correspondent in Rome for Business Week, wrote that the Vatican is so closely allied with the Mafia in Italy that “many people … believe that Sicily … is nothing more than a Vatican holding.”

Also, don’t forget the value of its many sculptures, paintings and other art treasures and ancient documents of the Vatican and inside its cathedrals around the world.

Now turning to Revelation again, the Great Whore was seen drunken with “the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahusha…”

The Inquisitions (Roman, Medieval, and Spanish) were perpetrated upon the Peoples of Europe, with an estimated 3 million murdered and about 300,000 burned at the stake in Spain alone.

A Catholic historian commenting on the Spanish Inquisition wrote:

“When Napoleon conquered Spain in 1808, a Polish officer in his army, Colonel Lemanouski, reported that the Dominicans [in charge of the Inquisition] blockaded themselves in their monastery…the inquisitors denied the existence of any torture chambers. The soldiers searched the monastery and discovered them under the floors. The chambers were full of prisoners, all naked, many insane. The French troops, used to cruelty and blood, could not stomach the sight. They emptied the torture-chambers, laid gunpowder to the monastery and blew the place up.”

And Church historian Bishop William Shaw Kerr writes:

“The most ghastly abomination of all was the system of torture. The accounts of its cold-blooded operations make one shudder at the capacity of human beings for cruelty. And it was decreed and regulated by the popes who claim to represent Christ on earth…

Careful notes were taken not only of all that was confessed by the victim, but of his shrieks, cries, lamentations, broken interjections and appeals for mercy. The most moving things in the literature of the Inquisition are not the accounts of their sufferings left by the victims but the sober memoranda kept by the officers of the tribunals…there is no intention to shock us.”

Also, Emelio Martinez writes in a book published in 1909: “To these three million victims [documented by Llorente] should be added the thousands upon thousands of Jews and Moors deported from their homeland…In just one year, 1481, and just in Seville, the Holy Office [of the Inquisition] burned 2000 persons; the bones and effigies of another 2000…and another 16,000 were condemned to varying sentences.”

Even Peter de Rosa acknowledges that the RCC “was responsible for persecuting Jews, for the Inquisition, for slaughtering heretics by the thousand, for reintroducing torture into Europe as part of the judicial process.”

In 1096, Pope Urban II was the impetus of the first crusade to retake Jerusalem from the Muslims, with one of the Crudaders’ first acts upon taking Jerusalem “for Holy Mother Church” was to put the Jews into a synagogue and set it on fire.

In 1936, Bishop Berning of Osnabruch talked with Hitler for over an hour, with Hitler saying, “I am only doing what the church has done for fifteen hundred years, only more effectively.” Being a Catholic himself, Hitler told Berning that he “admired and wanted to promote Christianity.”

Turning to Revelation again, the woman “is that great city which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” The First Vatican Council in 1869 saw the Professor of Church History in Munich, J.H. Ignaz von Dollinger, warning that Pope Pius IX would force the Council to make decrees of “that pet theory of the Popes–that they could force kings and magistrates, by excommunication and its consequences, to carry out their sentences of confiscation, imprisonment, and death….”

J.H. Ignaz von Dollinger writes:

“When, for instance, [Pope] Martin IV placed King Pedro of Aragon under excommunication and interdict…then promised indulgences for all their sins to these who fought with him and [tyrant] Charles [I of Naples) against Pedro, and finally declared his kingdom forfeit…which cost the two kings of France and Aragon their life, and the French the loss of an army…Pope Clement IV, in 1265, after selling millions of South Italians to Charles of Anjou for a yearly tribute of eight hundred ounces of gold, declared that he would be excommunicated if the first payment was deferred beyond the appointed term, and that for the second neglect the whole nation would incur interdict…”

Public Eccliastical says this: “The church may by divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their person, and condemn them to flames. In our age, the right to inflict the severest penalties, even death, belongs to the church. There is no graver offense than heresy, therefore it must be rooted out.”

Rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart is quoted as saying, “When confronted with heresy, she (Catholic Church) does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture.”

Quoting from the ‘Directory for the Inquisitors,’ “A heretic merits the pains of fire….By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom, heretics must be burned.”

And don’t forget that the Vatican is the only city which exchanges ambassadors with nations, doing so with every major country on the planet.

It is said that there were 95 popes who claimed to have divine power to depose kings and emperors, with historian Walter James writing that Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) “held all Europe in his net,” and Gregory IX (1227-41) proclaiming that the pope was lord and master of everyone and everything. Historian R.W. Southern declared:

“During the whole medieval period there was in Rome a single spiritual and temporal authority [the papacy] exercising powers which in the end exceeded those that had ever lain within the grasp of a Roman emperor.”

And Pope Nicholas I (858-67) declared: “We [popes] alone have the power to bind and to loose, to absolve Nero and to condemn him; and Christians cannot, under penalty of excommunication, execute other judgment than ours, which alone is infallible.”

Nicholas wrote: “We order you, in the name of religion, to invade his states, burn his cities, and massacre his people…”

Rev. 17:15 states: “And he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples and crowds and nations and tongues.”

It is important to note that when Revelation is talking about ‘Mystery Babylon,’ it is talking about a Church, with Revelation speaking of the true Assembly of Believers in Yahusha Messiah dressed in white, while the ‘Great Whore’ sits on a beast. In the Old Covenant, Yisra’el was referred to as a “Harlot” and a “Whore” when she worshiped other sovereigns and committed spiritual adultery.

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 3:1-25 “Elohim said, “If a man puts away his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man’s, does he return to her again? Would not that land be made greatly unclean? But you have committed whoring with many lovers. And would you return to Me?” declares Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH. “Lift up your eyes to the bare heights and see: where have you not lain with men? Besides the ways you have sat for them like an Arabian in the wilderness. And you made the land unclean with your WHORINGS and your evil. “Therefore the showers have been withheld and there has been no latter rain. You have had a WHORE’S forehead, you refuse to be ashamed…And Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH said to me in the days of Yoshiyahu the sovereign, “Have you seen what backsliding Yisra’el has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree and there COMMITTED WHORING. And after she had done all these, I said, ‘Return to Me,’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Yahudah saw it. And I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Yisra’el had COMMITTED ADULTERY, I had put here away and given her a CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE; yet her treacherous sister Yahudah did not fear, bet went and COMMITTED WHORING, too. And it came to be, through her FRIVOLOUS WHORING, that she defiled the land and COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH STONES AND WOOD.”

Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 16:26-32 “And you WHORED with the sons of Mitsrayim, your neighbours, great of flesh. And you increased your WHORINGS to provoke ME. And see, I have stretched out My hand against you and withdrew your portion and gave yo up to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are shamed of YOUR wicked way. And you WHORED with the sons of Ashshur, without being satisfied. And you WHORED with them and still were not satisfied. And you increased your WHORINGS as far as the land of traders, Chaldea and even then you were not satisfied. ‘How weak is your heart! declares the Master Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, ‘seeing you do all this, the DEEDS OF A SHAMELESS WHORE. You BUILT YOUR ARCHED PLACE at the head of every way and BUILT your high place in every street. Yet you were unlike a WHORE, YOU SCORNED PAYMENT! The wife who commits adultery who takes strangers instead of her husband! To all WHORES they give gifts, but you gave gifts to all your lovers and bribed them to come to you from all around in your WHORINGS. Thus YOU ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WOMEN in your WHORINGS, because no one WHORES after you and in you giving a gift, while a gift was not given to you, thus you are different.’

Now turning to Revelation, we read about the false body of Believers in Yahusha Messiah: Rev. 17:1-3 “…Come, I shall show you the judgment of the GREAT WHORE sitting on many waters, with whom the sovereigns of the earth were made drunk with the WINE OF HER WHORING.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a WOMAN sitting on a scarlet beast covered with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the WOMAN was dressed in PURPLE and SCARLET and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup filled with ABOMINATIONS and the FILTHINESS OF HER WHORING, and upon HER forehead a name written, a secret: BABEL THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE WHORES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw THE WOMAN DRUNK WITH THE BLOOD of the Set-Apart Ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Yahusha Anointed One.

Then we read about the true body of Believers of Yahusha Messiah: Rev. 12:14 “And THE WOMAN was given two wings of a great eagle, to fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.”

Now, how about the phrase, ‘BABEL, THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE WHORES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH?’ Pope Benedict referred to the Catholic Church as being the “MOTHER” Church, calling for all the daughter Churches to come back to HER. This is because the ‘Protestant’ churches came from the Catholic church, with these churches persecuting the body of Believers in Yahusha Messiah, whom they derided as ‘Anabaptists.’

Doctor Alexander Hislop wrote: “To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Christianity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Christian and Pagan festivals [that’s the Sabbath and Sunday] amalgamated, and…to get Paganism and Christianity now far sunk in idolatry in this as in so many other things, to shake hands.” And “A glance at the main pillars of the Papal system will sufficiently prove that its doctrine and discipline in all essential respects have been derived from BABYLON.”

The Story of Catholicism says: “It has often been charged… that Catholicism is overlaid with many pagan incrustations. Catholicism is ready to accept that accusation and even to make it her boast…the great god Pan is not really dead, he is baptized.”

John Henry wrote: “The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holy days and seasons, use of calendars, processions, blessings on the fields; sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East, images at a later date, perhaps the ecclesiastical chant, and the Kyrie Eleison are all of pagan origin, and sanctified by their adoption into the Church.”

Lewis Brown wrote: “One cannot well refer to those cults of Babylon and Egypt and the rest as DEAD religions. For the echo of their ancient thunder is still to be heard reverberating in almost every form of faith existing today. Ancient Babylonian image worship is in the church today. Ancient Babylonian sun worship is there…”

And finally historian Arthur P. Stanley wrote: “His coins bore on the one side the letters of the name of Christ; on the other, the figure of the SUN GOD, as if he could not bear to relinquish the patronage of the bright luminary.”

Did you know that the statue of St Peter in St Peters Cathedral was originally the statue of the pagan god Jupiter, which had its foot kissed away and replaced several times because of the multitudes that bowed down to it and kissed its foot?

Now how about the phrase, “a woman sit upon a scarlet beast covered with names of blasphemy?”

In Luke we read, “And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins except Elohim alone?” But the RCC says that their Priest can forgive sins.

In the Catholic National, July 1895, we find this: “The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of human flesh.”

Pope Pius V is said to have uttered this: “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.”

Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop: “The pope has power to change times, abrogate laws, and dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ.”

Pope Leo XIII wrote, “We hold upon this earth the place of God almighty.”

Speaking of the Papacy, John Wesley wrote, “He is in an emphatical sense, the Man of Sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled the Son of Perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers… He it is…that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped…claiming the highest power, and highest honour…claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.”

Roger Williams spoke of the Pope as “the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth, who sits as God over the Temple of God, exalting himself not only above all that is called God, but over the souls and consciences of all his vassals, yea over the Spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yea, and God himself…speaking against the God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws…”

St. Catherine of Siena: “Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom. He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death, for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope. I know very well that many defend themselves by boasting: ‘They are so corrupt, and work all manner of evil!’ But God has commanded that, even if the priests, the pastors, and Christ-on-earth were incarnate devils, we be obedient and subject to them, not for their sakes, but for the sake of God, and out of obedience to Him.”

Lucius Ferraris: “The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws. The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth…”

Decretales Domini Gregori ix: “We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God…dissolves, not by human but rather by divine authority…I am in all and above all, so that God Himself and I, the vicar of God, hath both one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do…Wherefore, no marvel, if it be in my power to dispense with all things, yea with the precepts of Christ.”

Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath: “We confess that the Pope has power of changing Scripture and of adding to it, and taking from it, according to his will.”

Alphonsus De Liguori: “And God himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of his priest and either not to pardon or to pardon, according as they refuse to give absolution, provided the penitent is capable of it.”

The following is the timeline of Roman Catholicism beliefs:

  1. Prayers for the dead – 300 AD
  2. Making the sign of the cross – 300 AD
  3. Veneration of angels & dead saints – 375 A.D.
  4. Use of images in worship – 375 A D.
  5. The Mass as a daily celebration – 394 AD
  6. Beginning of the exaltation of Mary; the term, “Mother of God” applied at Council of Ephesus – 431 AD.
  7. Extreme Unction (Last Rites) – 526 AD
  8. Doctrine of Purgatory (Gregory I) – 593 AD
  9. Prayers to Mary & dead saints – 600 AD
  10. Worship of cross, images & relics – 786 AD
  11. Canonization of dead saints – 995 AD
  12. Celibacy of priesthood – 1079 AD
  13. The Rosary – 1090 AD
  14. Indulgences – 1190 AD
  15. Transubstantiation (Innocent III) – 1215 AD
  16. Auricular Confession of sins to a priest – 1215 AD
  17. Adoration of the wafer (Host) – 1220 AD
  18. Cup forbidden to the people at communion – 1414 AD
  19. Purgatory proclaimed as a dogma – 1439 AD
  20. The doctrine of the Seven Sacraments confirmed – 1439 AD
  21. Tradition declared of equal authority with Bible by Council of Trent – 1545 AD

And finally, “And I heard another voice from the heavens, saying, Come out of HER, my people, lest you share in HER sins and lest you receive of HER plagues. Because HER sins have piled up to reach the heaven and Elohim has remembered HER unrighteousness. “Render to HER as SHE did render and repay HER double according to HER WORKS. In the cup which SHE has mixed, mix for HER double. As much as SHE esteemed HERSELF and lived riotously, so much torture and grief give to HER, because in HER heart SHE says, ‘I sit as sovereigness and I am not a WIDOW and I do not see mourning at all.’ Because of this HER plagues shall come in one day: death and mourning and scarcity of food. And SHE shall be burned up with fire, because Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH Elohim who judges HER is mighty. And the sovereigns of the earth who COMMITTED WHORING and lived riotously with HER shall weep and mourn over HER, when they see the smoke of HER burning, standing ast a distance for fear of HER torture, saying, ‘Who! Woe, the great city Babel, the mighty city, because your judgment has come in one hour!’ And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over HER, because no one buys their merchandise any more… Revelation 18:4-11

Thanks for listening, 777denny