“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. … “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 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 perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Today Roman Catholics celebrate Easter. It is the Holiest of all days for Roman Catholics. It is the day that has become associated with Jesus’ crucifixion - the day of Christ’s Resurrection. It is the day that distinguishes Christians from Romans. If you are a Roman it is the day you celebrate the resurrection of Christ. If you are a true Christian it is not the day of Christ’s resurrections. You see Christians around the World have been deceived. If you do as the Romans tell you, you are a Roman. If you are a Roman Catholic you are a Roman, not a true Christian. If you recognize the Pope as the Vicar of Christ you are not a Christian you are an anti-Christian.
The true origins of Easter is not Christian
Easter is not the day of Christ’s Resurrection. Easter actually goes back to pre-Christian times. “Eastre” was the name of an ancient Anglo-Saxon pagan goddess and of a festival honouring her. She was the patroness of spring, offspring, and fertility. Remember, in ancient times people lived much closer to nature, life and death, and the cycles of the seasons. Fertility was important as it often meant the difference between surviving or starving.
The bunny as an Easter symbol can be traced to the fact that the original fertility goddess, Eastre, had as her symbol, the hare. As ancient peoples observed animals, the hare was recognised as one of the most fertile of all creatures in the environment of the early Anglo-Saxons.
The ancient Egyptians marked the rebirth of the God Osiris with eight days of celebrations. It is from these celebrations that we get the eight days of Easter, known as Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and finishes on Easter Sunday.
In ancient Rome, an annual festival was held for the rebirth of the God Attis, whose return was celebrated with banqueting, processions and sporting events. This festival was held just after the spring equinox, and it is from here that we derive the date of Easter, which always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. This means Easter can fall any time between March 21 and April 25;
Are you a Christian or an Roman anti-Christian
If you are a Christian you worship God according to the Bible. You are a Roman if you do not worship God according to the Bible. You are Christian if you only worship God. You are Roman Catholic if you do not worship God but instead worship deities - idols. The First Commandment states: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them.”
The first commandment forbids honoring any gods other than the one true God. Scripture constantly recalls this rejection of idols, being made of gold, silver, wood, and stone. They are described as being only the work of men’s hands, unable to speak, see, hear, smell, eat, grasp, or feel, and powerless either to injure or to benefit. “They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.” These empty idols make their worshippers empty: “Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them. In a number of places the Hebrew Bible makes clear that God has no shape or form, and is utterly incomparable; thus no idol, image, idea, or anything comparable to creation could ever capture God’s essence. The Bible records a struggle between the prophet’s attempt to spread pure monotheism, and the tendency of some people, especially rulers, to accept or to encourage others into polytheistic or idolatrous beliefs. Idolatry is usually defined as worship of any cult image, idea, or object, as opposed to the worship of a monotheistic God.
The God forbidden idolatry in the Hebrew Bible is defined as either:
* the worship of idols (or images)
* the worship of polytheistic gods by use of idols (or images)
* the worship of animals or people
* the use of idols in the worship of God.
The Roman Catholic Church is full of these God forbidden idols. Idols include; the Crucifix, any man made cross, the man made Eucharist, all man made statues or images of Jesus, and all man made statues or images of Mary. All of these are forbidden by God. The Romans, however demand that Roman Catholics bow down to these man made idols - a direct defiance of God. You are a Roman Catholic if you bow to them or serve them.
The Roman Catholic faith is a sham, a false religion fashioned around showy but powerless rituals and spectacular but worthless ceremonies rooted in pre-Christian religions. Having read the Bible you too can see clearly that the pre-Christian religious practices described in the Old Testament, which God commanded the Hebrews to avoid, are mostly the current religious practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Holy Bibles contain a prohibition in the Second Commandment against religiously associated idols of any kind, and against images of any living thing when the idols and images are for religious purposes. It is that since no human has ever seen God, no human can ever produce a replica or likeness of God that would be remotely accurate. Which would render every religiously associated idol and image the worthless status of being either a pathetic counterfeit of the Real God or of being an unholy substitute for the True God. And that this worthless and forbidden status applies to all religiously associated idols and images without exception.
Not one officially approved Roman Catholic Bible contains the Second Commandment prohibition against idols and images used in religious worship or involved in pious devotional practices. Roman Catholicism has altered some scriptures to suit its religious practices rather than adjusting its religious practices to fit God’s Holy Scripture.
The Romans defy God and made Sunday their Sabbath
You are a Christian if you recognize the Sabbath Day as Saturday. According to the Bible, The Sabbath is Saturday, not Sunday, and has never been changed.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to The Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; for in six days The Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore The Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”
Until the late 4th century CE, when anti-Christianity was made the official religion of Rome, Christians lived in a predominately Pagan world. There was a mosaic of Pagan religions in the Roman Empire:
* The long established, official religion of the Roman Empire was Pagan. It involved worship of — or at least nominal sacrifices to — a pantheon of Roman deities, both Gods and Goddesses.
* A strong competitor to true Christianity in those days was a third religion: Mithraism. This faith involved the worship of a Persian God Mithra, and was popular among the Roman civil service and military.
* There were many other smaller religions, including the Pagan religions of Greece and Egypt, and the mystery religions.
Book of Genesis proves that the Sabbath is Saturday
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
There is no mistake. According to the Bible, Christian are told that God created the heaven, the Earth and the Sun all on the first day of the week. Remember that in six days The Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. The Sun was created with God saying “Let there be light: and there was light.” Furthermore God created the Sun on the very first day of the six days of creation. That is why Sunday is considered the first day of the week and as such Saturday would, and has always been the 7th day or Sabbath Day of the week.
It wasn’t until 321 CE, while he was a Pagan sun-worshiper, the Roman Emperor Constantine declared that Sunday was to be a day of rest throughout the Roman Empire:
“On the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits because it often happens that another day is not suitable for gain-sowing or vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.”
The Church Council of Laodicea circa 364 CE ordered that religious observances were to be conducted on Sunday, not Saturday. That is why Sunday officially became the Roman’s Sabbath. A mortal, in defiance of God, breaking God’s commandments, declared Sunday to be the Sabbath.
Romans decreed that Sunday in worship of the sun was to be observed as the “official Sabbath by all the people of the land. Anyone caught keeping the 7th day of the week was considered in rebellion and thousands of Christians were crucified and murdered for their continuance of observing the 7th day Sabbath in disobedience to the new Roman empire decree. Thus the day of worship was changed from Saturday to Sunday not by God or Christ but by Constintine and the Roman Catholic Church.
Emperor Constantine was the first Roman Pope
Many Christians believe that the first Pope was the Apostle Peter. That is False. The first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church was Roman Emperor Constantine. Christians do not need a Pope or any figurehead for their faith because God is the one true God. If Christians were to have someone, a mortal, be elected or be appointed or be the self-proclaimed head of their faith then they would again defy God. “You shall have no other gods before me. … you shall not bow down to them or serve them.” Having a Pope or any leader of your faith would require to you to serve them which God forbids us.
Emperor Constantine was born Flavius Valerius Constantinus at Nis on Feb. 27, 280, in what is now Serbia, son of the commander Constantius Chlorus (later Constantius I) and Helena, a prostitute and Balkan barmaid.
As a youth Constantine was sent to the palace of the infamous Roman Emperor Diocletian to learn the tricks of the trade as they say. At that time, Christianity was growing by leaps and bounds throughout the Empire. The Christians were outstanding citizens but the Emperors saw them as a threat to the Empire for ONE reason: they refused to acknowledge the divinity of the Emperors or call Caesar “lord.”
During the early days of Rome, the people hated kings. Rome was a republic. This human divinity idea came from the Pharaohs. Egyptian rulers were considered gods by their subjects, and when Julius Caesar conquered Egypt, he brought this idea back to Rome.
Beginning in the year 303, the pagan Roman Empire made one last great attempt to exterminate Christianity. Emperor Diocletian began the last great pagan persecution in which most of the history of early Christianity was destroyed.
The Roman persecution against Christianity lasted 10 years. It is called the last great pagan persecution of the Congregation.
Fire, racks, swords, wild beasts, crosses, poison and famine were made use of to kill the Christians. Torture was used against those who would not deny Christ and acknowledge Caesar as “lord” and burn incense to his image. The lives of Christians during that time consisted of persecution above ground and prayer underground. This is known in history as the era of the martyrs. The main target of the Romans was the New Testament . . . and the histories of Christ….All of the great books portraying the Mount of Olives as the site of the Resurrection were systematically destroyed. Even the books written by Roman pagan authors were destroyed because they would reveal a lot about the doctrines and practices of the Apostolic Congregations. There were millions of Christians and many of them had copies of the New Testament. Only about 5,000 manuscripts have survived from that time and the oldest is dated around 350 A.D. Rome was systematically destroying Christian history so that the next generation of believers would have no idea what their parents believed. With the total destruction of Christian history, it was easy to associate the Papacy with St. Peter.
The great pagan persecution against Christianity ended when Constantine defeated Maxentius, his rival in Italy, at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, near Rome. In 312, on the eve of the crucial battle against Maxentius, Constantine is reported to have dreamed that Christ appeared to him and told him to inscribe the first two letters of his name (XP in Greek) on the shields of his troops. The next day he is said to have seen a cross superimposed on the sun and the words “in this sign you will be the victor”. With Constantine’s defeat of Maxentius the Senate hailed Constantine as savior of the Roman people. Constantine, who had been a pagan solar worshiper, attributed his victory to his vision. Persecution of the Christians ended, and Constantine’s co-emperor, Licinius, joined him in issuing the Edict of Milan (313), which mandated toleration of Christians in the Roman Empire. As guardian of Constantine’s favored religion, the church was then given legal rights and large financial donations. This ended the first stage of the Roman war on the saints and commenced the second.
Pope Constantine changed the PLACE of the Resurrection of Christ!
Constantine knew from experience that the great power of the Christian message came from the preaching of the Resurrection of Christ. Immediately upon assuming the purple (title of Pope), he set about to insidiously undermine and then eliminate this cardinal doctrine.
For 300 years the Christians were accustomed to visit the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and they came back filled with zeal for their Risen Lord. They also saw the total ruins of the Temple in exact fulfillment of the words of Jesus. This made them invincible to all the threats and arguments of the pagans. Constantine set about to change this.
The Resurrection of Christ is the great central Doctrine of Christianity. It is the ROCK and pillar that support the entire structure. “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain (I Cor. 15:14).”
In the year 326, Constantine sent his mother Helena to Jerusalem to discover the spot that he had chosen as the place of Jesus’ Resurrection. This was the site of the temple of Venus (the largest known temple in Ancient Rome. Located at the far east side of the Forum Romanum near the Colosseum, it was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix (Venus the Bringer of Good Fortune) and Roma Aeterna (Eternal Rome) on the West side of Jerusalem. Constantine ordered the temple torn down and a church constructed on the site. This is called the church of the Holy Sepulchre to this day. This is the not the spot of the Resurrection of Christ. It is the WRONG spot because it was located within the city of Jerusalem and Jesus died outside the city walls.
Roman Pope Constantine changed the TIME of the Resurrection of the Lord!
In 325, self-proclaimed Pope Constantine presided over the Council of Nicaea which changed the time of the Lord’s Resurrection to the Sunday following the Passover. This was to coincide with the old Roman festival of Easter which usually fell about a week after Passover when the moon rose after midnight.
Pope Constantine changed the TIME of our Christ’s birth to Dec. 25.
Another great destination for the Christians was the town of Bethlehem where Jesus was born. Since Rome destroyed all of the books on the correct time of Jesus’ birth, Constantine was able to declare the birthday of Jesus Christ to be December 25. Dec. 25 was the most important day for the pagans. It was the Winter Solstice and was named Dies Natalis Invicti or The Birthday of the Unconquered SUN. There are no solar holidays in the Bible. All the holidays are lunar or based on the MOON. In the ancient world, pilgrims would never travel to Bethlehem during the Winter. Furthermore the Roman Catholic pagan church decreed that Christ’s birth should be celebrated on the same day as that of their sun god instead of the known time of year in the fall around or near the Feast of Tabernacles celebrated by the Israelites. The Feast of Tabernacles begins in the Fall of the year and is a full week of rejoicing, celebration, singing, dancing and feasting depicting the time to come when God will come to dwell with man and set up his wonderful Kingdom. Many Factors point to Christ being born in the Fall of the year and not the Winter Solstice. One of the most important facts that makes December 25 the wrong date for Christ’s birth is that the Romans collected taxes in the fall of the year after the harvest. This is also evident in the fact that shepherds were in the fields watching the sheep at the time of Christ’s birth.
Roman Emperor Constantine unites Church and State - creates the Vatican.
After changing the TIME and PLACE of the birth and Resurrection, the third strike of Satan against the Gospel was the marrying of this false Christianity with the State. He made Christianity the State religion - united church and state.
The Anti-Christian Roman Catholics
In the 30 years that Constantine reigned, the Roman Catholic system was fully developed. The 2 big festivals: Christmas and Easter with entry through baptism instead of the new birth, union of church and state, and the false time and place of the Lord’s birth and Resurrection have continued right down to our time. Pope Constantine is the last in our unholy trinity. He united this pagan Sol Invictus cult with Christianity or what was left of Christianity after the last great pagan persecution. Constantine was the personification of Deus Sol Invictus on earth, and could consider the statue of the sun in the Forum bearing his name as a statue of himself”. To this day the Pope considers himself to be the Vicar of Christ on earth. A title of the pope implying his supreme and universal primacy, both of honour and of jurisdiction, over the Church of Christ. Today the Vatican officially teaches that the Pope is the substitute (anti) for Christ Jesus or anti-Christ. The words of the official pronouncement are:
“The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, ‘is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.’
‘For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise.”
Persuading men and women that Christ the Lord left a mortal man to be His vicar on earth attempts to deny the very purpose of Christ Jesus.
In the Old Testament, Satan’s religion was called BAAL worship or sun worship. Baal was just another name for Satan himself or his top deputy. He was the main opponent of Moses when he led the chosen people out of Egyptian bondage.
BAAL fought against Joshua when he tried to bring the chosen people into the promised land. Baal fought against Samson, Gideon, Deborah, David, Jehoshaphat, Elijah, Ezra, Nehemiah, and ALL the Old Testament saints.
BAAL was totally defeated by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Mount of Olives in 33 A.D., but he refused to admit defeat and moved to Rome to carry on the battle against God’s New Testament chosen people — the TRUE Christians.
What better facade than a “church” to cover the Antichrist real identity? The Bible tells us that Satan, the devil, “deceives the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9). Everyone in the world has been deceived by the devil and by his agent, the Antichrist.
During the Dark Ages the Catholic Church slaughtered over 150 million Christians, and this atrocity is never mentioned today! The world has almost completely forgotten the many millions of people who were burned at the stake by the papacy because they wanted to worship God according to the Bible.
The Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind. The papacy still claims that it has a right to slaughter so-called “heretics,” as it did in the Dark Ages. “The Church of Rome says that she has a right to punish with the confiscation of their goods, or the penalty of death, those who differ in faith from the Pope.”
ABRAHAM LINCOLN concerning civil war - “This war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to Popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and North, on the question of slavery, neither Jeff Davis nor any one of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promise of the Jesuits, that, under the mask of Democracy, the money and the arms of the Roman Catholics, even the arms of France, were at their disposal if they would attack us.”
Make no mistake, history accurately records that what today is called Roman Catholicism, as the state religion of Rome, was the avowed enemy of Christianity and of individual Christians for nearly 300 years after the resurrection of Christ Jesus. Both the Bible and recorded history show that, prior to the Fourth Century of this Common Era, Roman Catholicism had no part in the formation of Apostolic Christian doctrine and had no part in the establishment of any Christian church group. For Roman Catholicism did not declare itself “Christian” until the Emperor Constantine, early in the Fourth Century, CE, decreed Christianity as the new, official, state religion of Rome - decreed 300 years after the resurrection of Christ. Immediately following the Emperor’s decree, the Christian-persecuting Romans of the former, ages-old, Roman state religion shortly and quickly absorbed (usurped) Apostolic Christianity.
Romanism proceeded to BACK-DATE their Fourth Century, CE, ascension to their newly-endorsed “Christian-like” status to make it appear as if Roman Catholicism had evolved from the original Apostolic Christian Church in an unbroken line of succession from Saint Peter, through all the Popes-of-Rome, right up to today.
The masses of just-converted pagans and heathens had no way of knowing this new state-ordained religion was composed of fakers, posers and frauds, since, as a result of 300 years of persecution, almost no authentic Christians remained (Alive!) to testify against the old Romanists in their new, state-sponsored, “Christian-like”, religious permutation.
Those former persecutors of Christians, those old Romanists of the formerly official, pagan, state religion, those old idolatrous Roman Catholic priests, abbots and bishops were not and are not true Christian in God’s eyes.