ROMANISM.. AND THE DECEPTION!

The next deception is acceptance of Roman Catholicism and all its false doctrines as being true Christianity. Romanism is not Christian or Biblical. The foundation of the Roman false religion is a denial of the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. You see Romanism teaches that Jesus did not pay for ALL sins on the cross. The sacrifice on the cross was NOT sufficient to provide complete salvation and redemption for lost mankind. Instead the rituals and sacraments of Romanism are required to complete salvation. If a Catholic is loyal to the church and faithfully does the sacraments they go to a mythological place called purgatory. There in the fires of purgatory, a person will finish, through suffering, the purifying of ones own sins. Once purified by the fires of purgatory, the Catholic is told that he will then be accepted into heaven. Do you realize that we are dealing here with a false works-based soul damning religion. Do you realize that this is a direct assault against the finished work of the Lord Jesus on the cross? Souls will perish forever believing these lies that deny the finished work of Jesus on the cross. You see according to the Bible, Jesus paid the complete penalty for sins once and forever on the cross. His one time sacrifice on the cross was sufficient payment for ALL sins. ALL includes past, present, and future sins. Here is what the Bible says:

Hebrews 1
3 when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Hebrews 9
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Today many churches and preachers that have fallen away from God have gotten very close to Romanism. This is going to happen and it will increase in the days ahead. This is coming a one world religion under the antichrist. As churches compromise with Rome they draw near to the coming world-wide church of the antichrist.

Lets quickly look at some of the false soul-destroying doctrines from Romanism. quotes are taken from Catechism of the Catholic Church, Image, Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. 1994

Purgatory (denies the finished work of the Lord Jesus)

(1030) All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation, but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. (Page 291)

(1031) The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The CHURCH FORMULATED her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Council of Florence and Trent. The TRADITION of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire. As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come. (Page 291)

The Mass Is A Re-Sacrifice Of Christ

This is very serious! The Lord Jesus is sacrificed again at each and every mass for the sins of the people! Remember we already covered the fact that only one sacrifice was necessary and it was completely sufficient. Here are some quotes on this false teaching:

(1414) As sacrifice, the Eucharist is also offered in reparation for the sins of the living and the dead and to obtain spiritual or temporal benefits from God. (Page 395)

(1365) Because it is the memorial of Christ's Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. The sacrificial character of the Eucharist is manifested in the very words of institution: "This is my body which is given for you" and "This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood." In the Eucharist Christ gives us the VERY body which he gave up for us on the cross, the VERY blood which he "poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." (Page 380)

(1367) The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: "The victim is one and the SAME: the SAME now offers through the ministry of priest, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different." "In this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the SAME Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross IS CONTAINED and offered in an unbloody manner." (Page 381)

Salvation Only Comes Through The Catholic Church

(846) How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body: Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it. (Page 244)

There are many more false beliefs and we just do not have the space or time to go into them in this article. I think enough false doctrines have been shown so anyone can see that Catholics need to be saved and won the the Lord Jesus! Here is a brief list of more false Catholic doctrines.

Tradition Is Equal With Scripture
Interpretation Of The Bible Is To Be Done Only By The Pope And Bishops
Mary is: Sinless, a Perpetual Virgin, the Mother of God, the Queen Of Heaven, the Co-Redeemer with Christ
Doctrines of the Rosary And Prayers To Mary
All Grace Comes Through The Catholic Church
No Christian Unity Apart From The Catholic Church
Salvation Includes The Muslims
The Doctrine Of The Supremacy Of The Pope
Prayers From The Dead
Prayers For The Dead
Salvation Comes Through Baptism
Infants Are Born Again Through Baptism
Penance Necessary For Salvation
The Church Can Forgive Sins
Doctrines Of Indulgences And Good Works For The Dead
Sacraments And Liturgy Communicate Grace
Sacraments Are Necessary For Salvation
The Mass Is A Re-Sacrifice Of Christ
The Mass Is A Conversion Of Bread And Wine Into The Very Christ
Priest Has Supernatural Power To Convert The Bread And Wine Into Christ
Mass Conducted In Communion With The Dead
Elements Of The Mass To Be Worshipped And Carried In Processions
All Sins Must Be Confessed To A Priest
Forgiveness Of Sins And Escape From Purgatory Through Indulgences
Salvation Through The Good Works Of The "Saints"
Veneration Of Relics
Veneration Of Images

Feel free to grab an official version of the Catholic catechism and look up any of the above doctrines.

Finally a demon who impersonates the Virgin Mary has been appearing all over the world. Many have been deceived by this supernatural deception. This demon gives messages with the purpose of denying the Bible and leading people astray from the Word of God. A false doctrine is coming where Mary will be considered co-mediator along with the Lord Jesus. The deceptions states that a person can come to God through Mary instead of the Lord Jesus. Here is a quote from the demon speaking as Mary:

July 17, 1986 "Dear children! Today I am calling you to reflect upon why I am with you this long. I am the Mediatrix between you and God. Therefore, dear children, I desire to call you to live always out of love all that which God desires of you. For that reason, dear children, in your own humility live all the messages which I am giving you. Thank you for having responded to my call." From Our Lady's Messages 1984-2006 http://www.medjugorje.org/olmpage.htm

Here is what Catechism says:
(494) At the announcement that she would give birth to "the Son of the Most High" without knowing man, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary responded with the obedience of faith, certain that "with God nothing will be impossible": "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word." Thus, giving her consent to God's word, Mary becomes the mother of Jesus, Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a SINGLE SIN to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son; she did so in order to save the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on him, by God's grace: As St. Irenaeus says, "Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race." Hence not a few of the early Fathers gladly assert . . : "The knot of Eve's disobedience was untied by Mary's obedience: what the virgin Eve bound through her disbelief, Mary loosened by her faith. Comparing her with Eve, they call Mary "the Mother of the living" and frequently claim: "Death through Eve, life through Mary." (Page 138)

The blasphemy continues...
(966) "Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death." The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son's Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians. In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death" (Page 274)

(969) "This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this SAVING OFFICE but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us gifts of eternal salvation. . . . Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix." (Page 275)

However contrary to this false teaching about Mary:
1 Tim 2
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

It is easy to see the Romanism deception is part of deception 1 - hath God said. Satan says what the Lord Jesus did on the cross was NOT enough. Therefore religious rituals, sacraments, and purgatory are required to finish ones salvation and forgiveness for sins. The Lord Jesus isn't the only way to God anymore. Instead Mary can save a lost sinner! This Hath God Said deception is believed by many in these last days!

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