Friday, August 31, 2012

Exodus 20:5

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"Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down [perform proskunea] to them [to images]...."


 




    Above images - archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi (top icon) of Trieste, who too laughed together with the audience of the museum Revoltella Tuesday 28th August, when Vittorio Sgarbi (bottom icon) shouted against architect Massimiliano Fuksas ("communist!") and against the church in Foligno by him designed -  a "load of shit church!". Archbishop Crepaldi and Sgarbi mutually know themselves since years. Vittorio Sgarbi told, during the show in the museum, that he remained "hit ['surprised'] by the bishop" and explained that also the church "performs politic in the most elevated ['noble'] sense". Sgarbi then said that he is a 'Catholic'. The audience was in great part female one as Vittorio Sgarbi is a cult-icon between women and his shows always drags a lot of them. Sgarbi, a perfect new artistic Mussolini/D'Annunzio at the service of the evil Ultramontane Second Pontifical reign ("Italian republic"). URL: http://adrgegenreformationheute.blogspot.it/2012/08/and-bishop-laughed_29.html
For the sexuality as weapon in the hands of the Counter Reformation see my "no pope? no pussy!" post:
http://avlesbeluskesexposed.blogspot.it/2012/08/the-answer-is-already-in-air-holy.html




    There are rare things more or at least as much Roman Catholic as Hollywood. The today's obsession for the images, spectacle, movies, outward appearances, etc., has a religious root: the second commandment destroyed by Rome.

    The true second commandment:



".....Here is the Second Commandment from the GREEK Septuagint, followed by an English translation of it.

Exodus 20:5 ou proskunhseiv *[proskuneo] autoiv oude mh latreushv [latrea] autoiv egw gar eimi kuriov o yeov sou yeov zhlwthv apodidouv amartiav paterwn epi tekna ewv trithv kai tetarthv geneav toiv misousin me

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down [perform proskunea] to them [to images], nor serve them [perform latrea]; for I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, recompensing the sins of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generation to them that hate me [THE GREEK SEPTUAGINT AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION]. .....".
[see in REFERENCES the rest of the text and link: "THE ROMAN CATHOLIC WORSHIP OF ICONS [IMAGES]. "]






    The Romish-Masonic (church of Rome) false  second commandment:



"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain."

URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_doctrine_regarding_the_Ten_Commandments#Second_commandment



    I remember on the old UHM forum where it was exposed the Jesuit presence at the foundation of Hollywood – but Hollywood is simply the most apparent symbol of the cult of the image we have today, and in all that there's the fashion or the obsession for the proper outward appearance. Images and eyes are something created by the Lord in order you use them as path for your inner faith. But the Romish-Masonic church has manipulated them in order to create an outward labyrinth of images/mirrors where you remain captured. So you not only lost the inner path of Salvation, but even you forget that something could exist.  
[Text edited, see below (*)]

    The appearances of the Madonna:


.the obsession for the frescos of the papacy:


.the spectacle of the 9-11:


       …..are born from the same conceptual blasphemy, the one which denies the Second Commandment. Here the female principle is exploited in his appearance, as the concept of “beauty” is synonymous of “feminine principle” and the opposite. And the “beauty” pertains to the reign of the appearances. [Significantly also an exaggerated, extreme, paranoid denial of the appearances, a denial of the "beauty", like in some orders or mystical concept of life proper or near to Roman Catholicism, are too a sort of cult of the appearances, worshipped in the ugliness]:


".........The Roman Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary "having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory."[1] This doctrine was dogmatically and infallibly defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950, in his Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus.[2] ......."


     I believe that the true Romish-Masonic meaning of the Assumption dogma where the holy scriptures went again perverted, is now very clear: saying that the material body of Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus, was assumed in the sky before to die [because born without sin -  immaculate conception Romish dogma], it is like to say that the material body of those images and idols, are living and pure and are of an heavenly substance. 


 ".........But we don't teach to not respect and honor the virgin Mary....but the creation of idols from them, to implore them for grace and the pardon for the sins in all the disgraces,...(....).......this God, the angels and all the saints severely forbid. This are teaching us the Holy Scriptures........" [Primož Trubar]

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Brother Primož Trubar and the 'Holy' Mount 

http://adrgegenreformationheute.blogspot.it/2012/08/brother-primoz-trubar-and-holy-mount.html

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

.....and the bishop laughed

http://adrgegenreformationheute.blogspot.it/2012/08/and-bishop-laughed_29.html

 
 

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(*) Edited a pair of hour later : instead to read the old text " Images and eyes are not something created by the Lord in order you use them as path for your inner faith. (But) The Romish-Masonic church has manipulated them in order to create an outward labyrinth of images/mirrors where you remain captured." , I cancelled that "not"  and added a "but" (between paranthesis), and a less important "them" so now the concept is more comprehensible! Images and eyes are a creation of the Lord, but someone thinks that they can use it to confuse you.....

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THE ROMAN CATHOLIC WORSHIP OF ICONS [IMAGES]. 

URL:  http://www.babylonforsaken.com/idolatry.html


Those who are acquainted with the Roman Catholic Church know that this organization teaches its members to worship images. You can see the faithful Catholics bowing to statues and pictures, kissing them, praying before them, and even burning incense to them. They believe that these images are channels by which God’s grace is bestowed upon the faithful. They even teach that the presence of Christ himself can be found through the worship of these images.
But how did this custom enter the Church? Any student of the Bible will recognize that this religious exercise was never practiced in the first century church. In fact for centuries the early Church forbade the use of images for any purpose. The heathen who repented and believed upon Christ took their images and burned them.
Notice the following quote, actually taken from the Roman Catholic Encyclopedia:
""Long before the outbreak [of Iconoclasm] in the eighth century there were isolated cases of persons who feared the ever-growing cult of images and saw in it danger of a return to the old idolatry. We need hardly quote in this connection the invectives of the Apostolic Fathers against idols (Athenagoras "Legatio Pro Christ.", xv-xvii; Theophilus, "Ad Autolycum" II; Minucius Felix, "Octavius", xxvii; Arnobius, "Disp. adv. Gentes"; Tertullian, "De Idololatria", I; Cyprian, "De idolorum vanitate"), in which they denounce not only the worship but even the manufacture and possession of such images.
...canon xxxvi of the Synod of Elvira is important. This was a general synod of the Church of Spain held, apparently about the year 300, in a city near Granada. It made many severe laws against Christians who relapsed into idolatry, heresy, or sins against the Sixth Commandment. The canon reads: "It is ordained (Placuit) that Pictures are not to be in churches, so that that which is worshipped and adored shall not be painted on walls."
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 340), the Father of Church History, must be counted among the enemies of icons. In several Places in his history he shows his dislike of them. They are a "heathen custom" (ethnike synetheia Hist. eccl., VII, 18); he wrote many arguments to persuade Constantine's sister Constantia not to keep a statue of our Lord (see Mansi XIII, 169). A contemporary bishop, Asterius of Amasia, also tried to oppose the spreading tendency. In a sermon on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus he says: "Do not Paint pictures of Christ he humbled himself enough by becoming man." (Combefis, "Auctar. nov.", I, "Hom. iv in Div. et Laz."). Epiphanius of Salamis (d. 403) tore down a curtain in a church in Palestine because it had a picture of Christ or a saint.""
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia – Veneration of Images

So where did this practice of image worship enter the Church?

In the late third and fourth centuries there were a few paintings brought into the Church as teaching aids, and over the course of time these images multiplied. As the images multiplied the apostasy of the Roman Church grew, with more and more unconverted men filling its ranks. Soon the worship of the Romans looked more and more like the worship of the pagans around them. This blending of Christianity with paganism included the worship of images. In the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth centuries there was great conflict between those who refused to worship images and those who bowed their knees to statues and paintings. Finally in the Apostate Church of Rome the worship of images won out during the Second Council of Nicea of the Eighth Century.
This is can be verified by the following article from the Encyclopedia Britannica:
“In the early church, the making and veneration of portraits of Christ and the saints were consistently opposed. The use of icons, nevertheless, steadily gained in popularity, especially in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. Toward the end of the 6th century and in the 7th, icons became the object of an officially encouraged cult, often implying a superstitious belief in their animation. Opposition to such practices became particularly strong in Asia Minor. In 726 the Byzantine emperor Leo III took a public stand against icons; in 730 their use was officially prohibited. This opened a persecution of icon worshippers  that was severe in the reign of Leo's successor, Constantine V (741–775).
In 787, however, the empress Irene convoked the seventh ecumenical council at Nicaea at which Iconoclasm was condemned and the use of images was reestablished. The Iconoclasts regained power in 814 after Leo V's accession, and the use of icons was again forbidden at a council (815). The second Iconoclast period ended with the death of the emperor Theophilus in 842. In 843 his widow finally restored icon veneration, an event still celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Feast of Orthodoxy.”  Encyclopedia Britannica “Iconoclast Controversy”
The following is an actual quote from the Seventh Ecumenical Synod at Nicea, which decreed in its Oros the following:
"Since this is the case, following the royal path and the teaching divinely inspired by our holy Fathers and the Tradition of the catholic Church—for we know that it is inspired by the Holy Spirit who lives in it—we decide in all correctness and after a thorough examination that, just as the holy and vivifying Cross, similarly the holy and precious Icons painted with colors, made with little stones or with any other matter serving this purpose, should be placed in the holy churches of God, on vases and sacred vestments, on walls and boards, in houses and on roads, whether these are Icons of our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ, or of our spotless Sovereign Lady, the holy Mother of God, or of the holy angels and of holy and venerable men. For each time that we see their representation in an image, each time, while gazing upon them, we are made to remember the prototypes, we grow to love them more, and we are more induced to worship them by kissing them and by witnessing our veneration (proskenesin), not the true adoration (latreian) which, according to our faith, is proper only to the one divine nature, but in the same way as we venerate the image of the precious and vivifying cross, the holy Gospel and other sacred objects which we honor with incense and candles according to the pious custom of our forefathers. For the honor rendered to the image goes to its prototype, and the person who venerates an Icon venerates the person represented in it. Indeed, such is the teaching of our holy Fathers and the Tradition of the holy catholic Church which propagated the Gospel from one end of the earth to the other."
As the reader can see, the Roman Church justified the worship of images by declaring that the worship that was permissible for icons was a bit different than the worship that they performed toward God. This argument of latrea and dulia worship is still the common argument given by Roman Catholics in the defense of icon worship.
The following is an explanation of the argument by the Catholic Archbishop Trench.
"But while it is true of the Hebrew of the Old Testament that there is no word which refers alone to Divine Worship this is not true of the Septuagint Greek nor of the Greek of the New Testament, for in both proskuneo has always its general meaning, sometimes applying to the creature and sometimes to the Creator; but latreuo is used to denote divine worship alone, as St. Augustine pointed out long ago.
This distinction comes out very clearly in the inspired translation of the Hebrew found in Matthew iv. 10, "Thou shalt worship (proskuneseis) the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve (latreuseis )." "Worship" was due indeed to God above all but not exclusively to him, but latria is to be given to "him only." "" — Vide the Synod's Letter to the Emperor and Empress
The following is my basic illustration of the Catholic argument. .
Imagine a circle, all that is in the circle represents the whole of [Proskunea] veneration, honor and worship, which is given by man to God or to creature.
Inside this circle is a smaller circle which represents the [Proskunea] veneration, honor and worship that is restricted to God. This small circle of proskunea is called by the Catholics latrea and the proskunea that exists outside the small circle they call dulia.
Dulia and Latrea are simply two forms of Proskunea: latrea being restricted to the worship of God alone.
The Roman Catholics then teach that it is right to give dulia [the proskunea that exists outside of the small circle of latrea] to images, but it is wrong to give latrea to any creature, though they do give latrea to the bread [a piece of creation] during Communion, but that is another study for another day.
But what does the Bible say about this?

Here is the Second Commandment from the GREEK Septuagint, followed by an English translation of it.
Exodus 20:5 ou proskunhseiv *[proskuneo] autoiv oude mh latreushv [latrea] autoiv egw gar eimi kuriov o yeov sou yeov zhlwthv apodidouv amartiav paterwn epi tekna ewv trithv kai tetarthv geneav toiv misousin me
Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down [perform proskunea] to them [to images], nor serve them [perform latrea]; for I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, recompensing the sins of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generation to them that hate me [THE GREEK SEPTUAGINT AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION].
As we can see from the Commandment of GOD both proskunea and Latrea of images are forbidden by God. Both are mentioned distinctly and both circles of reverence are condemned as sin and idolatry.
If the Apostles Peter, James and John were resurrected and walked into a Roman Church and observed their worship of images they would instantly conclude the person was a pagan; and no doubt they would be shocked and amazed to hear that the one who bows and kisses idols calls himself a Christian. No doubt a swift rebuke would be given to the poor ignorant soul.
The Roman Catholic Church has simply failed to take heed to the warnings of Scriptures against idolatry [the worship of images].

1 John 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
In many of the Catechisms they actually do not innumerate the Second Commandment against idolatry, and instead divide the Tenth Commandment of “Thou shalt not Covet” into two parts. Surely they have laid aside the Commandments of God and have invented many traditions that contradict them.
Mark 7:6-8  He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.  Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.  For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men
A blatant disregard to the Word of God is indeed very dangerous to the soul..
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: ...idolaters...  shall inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Here the complete version of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10:
9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.





























































Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Top Italian Hotel Agrees Muslim Porter Won't Have to Take Orders from Woman Boss"

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Where are the defenders of the "women's right" here???





"...
Thursday, 26 July 2012

Top Italian Hotel Agrees Muslim Porter Won't Have to Take Orders from Woman Boss

| ...n this occasion it is the the famous Hotel Danieli in Venice that has demeaned itself. In the past, it has played host to such luminaries as Wagner, Alfred de Musset, George Sand and Goethe. More recently, its standards seem to have fallen.

A Muslim porter, of Egyptian origin, told his bosses that he wasn't going to take orders from a woman. The management initially invited him to respect Italian norms. But when he refused, and handed in his resignation, the management decided to appease his sensibilities "as he was well regarded by clients and other employees".


We therefore decided to guarantee that during his work hours, his boss would have a male colleague at her side who would act as a liaison with the Egyptian to communicate the tasks to be performed.
 ........"

URL: http://islamversuseurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/top-italian-hotel-agrees-muslim-porter.html


......Too much busy with conferences on the grace of Roman Catholic women under the blessing of the archbishop???


 


 

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

.....and the bishop laughed. 

http://adrgegenreformationheute.blogspot.it/2012/08/and-bishop-laughed_29.html

Monday, August 27, 2012

UNIFICATION of the world

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From the blog Maallikkoapurin blogi:

"....Old tuttumme, "former" Jesuit Ottmar Edenhofer, who is the UN's climate panel, economic affairs officer responsible for, and one of the largest global climate tax pro riders is a genuine liberation theology (read: Catholic Communism) in the spirit stated that "climate policy is a way to re-distribute assets globally." A global tax is, of course, only part of the project, the Jesuit-world government, global governance, and this is expected to lead the Vatican and the United Nations over slowly conveyed from Jerusalem.....".
["Jesuit Edenhofer: Climate policy means to redistribute property globally" - translated with Google translator].

URL:  http://maallikkoapuri.blogspot.it/2012/08/jesuiitta-edenhofer-ilmastopolitiikka.html

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Globalization is the [Vatican] UNIFICATION of the world" 

 http://adrgegenreformationheute.blogspot.it/2012/08/globalization-is-vatican-unification-of.html


The Stone Guest

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"..........Shortly before economic and monetary union (EMU) started in 1999, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said the single currency was a question of war and peace. He was right to set the euro in the context of an epochal struggle between binary forces perennially tearing at the German soul: instability and stability, East and West, Poland and France, America and Russia, capitalism and communism.

    Yet even Kohl did not foresee that EMU, the proudest yet most vulnerable of Europe’s accomplishments, ............"  etc., etc. and again etc.

[see below REFERENCES "In euro crisis, Merkel is replaying 1931"]

     Significantly Kohl  listed all the possible imaginable categories of binary (= dialectical) forces  except  only one.

       
"......In recent days, he has said publicly it has to go in one of two directions. Either it takes the path of a fiscal union in which member countries fuse together their economic and financial systems into a much more robust framework that will protect them from internal dislocation. Weidmann says, coolly, this is somewhat unlikely. Or EMU remains a looser grouping of countries that will face the discipline of the financial markets if they fail to produce economic convergence. This could lead to harsh consequences in cases where states fall out of kilter with stronger-performing economies. ........."

[same source, see below REFERENCES "In euro crisis, Merkel is replaying 1931"]
     

     The Counter Reformation as The Stone Guest of any European common discourse.

     Therefore the religious union of Europe pursued through the threat of a "nuclear-financial mutual war of destruction":

"......Weidmann painted Draghi  at the wall

     He warns against euro bailout by printing money, the "drug" central bank financing, usurpation of authority. Bundesbank chief Weidmann attacked again
ECB chief Draghi - another German defends him

    There are monetary cultures, worlds collide here, or better, popping another. The euro crisis is increasingly characterized by a fundamental clash between the European Central Bank (ECB) and the German Federal Bank, a dispute between the Italian ECB chief Mario Draghi and its national counterpart, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann. The issue: Can and should the ECB buy up government bonds strengthened ailing euro-zone countries to support them? Is this the recipe for saving the ailing euro - or propels the currency remains, only to ruin it fueled inflation? For weeks this dispute is gaining focus - as well as the wording of the so thoughtful central bankers. ECB President Mario Draghi had earlier this month announced a second, beating stronger bond purchase program to save the euro and to help heavily indebted countries.

     On weekends Weidmann in "Spiegel" fueled the fire - and criticized the plans Draghi as sharp as straightforward. The planned purchase of government bonds was "too close to a public finance by printing money," said Weidmann the magazine. "In democracies, should decide on such an extensive pooling of risks, the parliaments and not central banks." The fundamental problems in the context of the debt crisis would not be resolved in this way. On the contrary: "The windfall would arouse the central banks continued greed," warns Weidmann. "We should not underestimate the risk that central bank financing can be addictive like a drug." ....." etc.

[also for this excerpt see below "Weidmann painted Draghi  at the wall"]
  

Monday, August 20, 2012

And they took the control. [second part] 

 http://avlesbeluskesexposed.blogspot.it/2012/08/and-they-took-control-second-part.html

 

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Above quoted excerpts from:
Sept. 26, 2011, 12:02 a.m. EDT

In euro crisis, Merkel is replaying 1931

Commentary: Contagion risk may sweep away the status quo

URL:  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/in-euro-crisis-merkel-is-replaying-1931-2011-09-26

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The "Stone Guest":

URL:  http://telescoper.wordpress.com/tag/the-stone-guest/ 

".....Anyway, that’s not really the point of this post. At a conference some years ago I was talking to an Italian colleague of mine and he told me something I found fascinating, which is that the Comendatore scene had led to an idiomatic expression in Italian Il Convitato di Pietra (“The Stone Guest”) which is in quite common usage. 

In fact there  are other works that allude to this phrase including an earlier opera called Don Giovanni o Il Convitato di Pietra and a later play by Pushkin called The Stone Guest. 

So what does it mean? It’s not quite the same as the Comendatore scene would suggest. In Italian it is given as 

(una) presenza incombente ma invisibile, muta, e perciò inquietante e imprevedibile, che tutti conoscono ma che nessuno nomina 

which I’ll translate with my feeble Italian as 

an impending but invisible  presence, dumb and therefore disturbing and unexpected, which everyone knows but no-one names 

In other (English) words, “The Stone Guest” is someone who’s not actually present – at least not physically – but who nevertheless manages to cast some sort of a shadow over the proceedings. I’m sure we can all think of occasions when this would have been a very apt phrase but there seems to be no English equivalent. It’s not quite the same as the Elephant in the Room, but has some similarity. 

Now that I’ve had a chance to think, though, perhaps there is an English equivalent. A person who is perpetually absent but despite that exerts baleful influence on those present? A name connected with stone? 

......"

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  Bundesbank vs ECB  

Weidmann painted Draghi  at the wall

 26. August 2012, 11:22 Uhr

URL:  http://www.stern.de/wirtschaft/news/bundesbank-kontra-europaeische-zentralbank-weidmann-malt-den-draghi-an-die-wand-1884522.html

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"On weekends Weidmann in "Spiegel" fueled the fire - and criticized the plans Draghi as sharp as straightforward.":

Bundesbank President Weidmann warns ECB from bond purchases

 26.08.2012

URL: http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/vorab/bundesbank-praesident-weidmann-warnt-ezb-vor-anleihekaeufen-a-852101.html








Friday, August 24, 2012

Expelled from the European temple

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".......So God forbid hewn, carved, sculpted stone, and now we have these elaborate altars most often made of stone in the RCC and the daughter churches as well......."
   
There's a film which has been largely advertised in Europe thanks the Venezia festival of cinema: "The master"....


    For an European mind this is like to threw fresh flesh to the lions in the coliseum. Europeans think to be "superior" to the "childish" American who should be "stupid" with their many "sects", (now also "spreading-by-us-who-are-advanced-Europeans").

    Romish or Protestants, Fascists or Communists, believers or Marxist atheists, Europe is united by this sense of "superiority" respect the "Americans". As you can see an universal sense of existential (religious?) unity. But Europeans are only brainwashed by the Sect of the Universal Rome. From the temple of the "superior" Europe, Jesus Christ is the one to have been expelled by the Merchants of Rome:


From the blog Galatians 4:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The Daughters: Protestant Churches #1: Altars and Pseudo-Masses 

 

URL: http://galatiansfour.blogspot.it/2012/02/daughters-protestant-churches-1-altars.html

Why does the Bible warn us of the harlot's daughters?

Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.


One thing in facing the church system and mainline churches is realizing how
many of the traditions of Rome they have held on to. Once someone studies the Bible, prayers and learns God's Word, recognizing these traditions is something that can sometimes take time, but will be something the Holy Spirit will convict you of. While many people in mainline and other Protestant churches are well-meaning and you will meet those who truly seek after God or even a few who are saved, one very sad thing, is how many are caught in false churches that teach the traditions of men, and so many are rooted in Roman Catholicism.

One thing the Reformation was a work of God to bring His Word to the people but I know even there while people entered into
MORE TRUTHS, some false things were kept and that includes these traditions, and more that began in Rome.


I am not a Protestant. Protestant is an interesting term coined by Rome, why did any Christian even call themselves that, as it is like the name of a rebellious teenager against Momma Rome, who "protests". 



With this series of articles I am going to begin my exploration of these traditions that match Romes. This first article deals with the ALTARS present in these churches. 



How many pseudo-Catholic MASSES are being done on ALTARS?



Lutheran Service




Episcopal Service



Presbyterians at an ecumenical meet up

One thing NOTICE HOW ALL THESE CHURCHES HAVE AN ALTAR.

Lutheran Altars,


The altar is the most important article of furniture of the church. It is the focal point of every service, and for that reason it is placed on the highest level of the church proper. Indeed the altar represents the REASON for the church in which it stands. The use of altars goes back to prehistoric times, and was apparently ordained of God because of its universal use in religious rites.


The Lutheran altar has a deep and solemn meaning. It is symbolic of the extreme sacrifice of Christ upon the Cross for the atonement of our sins. It is representative of the Throne of God. It is before the altar that God renews his covenant of the atonement and the forgiveness of sins when we truly partake of the precious body and blood of Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Communion.

Lutheran Altar:



Episcopal Altar



A Presbyterian "communion table"



We don't have altars in the Reformed tradition, but this is the communion table of Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, with Rudolf Scheffler's mosaic of the Transfigured Christ above and behind.

Well I am glad some of them have figured out why ALTARS are false but it's kind of elevated for a mere table.

United Methodist Altar 


Even the Baptists have the ALTAR CALL where people are called up to the front of the church to be "saved", this is often done in churches, even where there is no altar or a table that is put down on a lower level. 

And recall that the Orthodox, even have their rood screens to screen off the laity as a replica of the Jewish Temple and have altars themselves.

Here is the question, WHY IS AN ALTAR NEEDED IN ANY TRUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH?

And yes, altars are all over the New Testament and one is discussed in heaven, but why is one needed in churches?

Remember altars are for sacrifices, they are for instituting sacraments. 

Dictionary.com defines an altar thusly:

Altar:
an elevated place or structure, as a mound or platform, at which religious rites are performed or on which sacrifices are offered to gods, ancestors, etc.

However: Jesus Christ's ONE TIME SACRIFICE IS FINISHED. Hebrews 13:10, speaks of Jesus it does not speak of a special stone table to do sacrifices on or a Eucharist ritual.

Hebrews 13:10-16
King James Version (KJV)
10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

One thing too in the early Christian church and the book of Acts, do they ever detail the apostles doing rituals on an altar? They do not. There are many verses about the Lord's Supper being a shared meal together.

Act 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

I doubt there was an altar in all these homes....

Some of these churches you can attend and I have been in the Episcopal, United Methodist, and other churches and some even have services that even very closely match the Catholic Mass. When I visited an Episcopal church in my youth with a friend it basically was the same thing. So while some of these churches may deny aspects of Catholicism, denying transubstantiation defined as Rome does it, many have a watered down version of it. One of these false traditions definitely is a variation on the Roman Catholic Eucharist. Think about this, that is the theological foundation as to where the RCCLutheranism:

As someone who has spent all 47 years of my life in Lutheran churches, I am very familiar with Martin Luther's complex teaching regarding the Lord's Supper. I have seen plenty of people over the years struggle to grasp his puzzling perspective that Christ's literal body and blood are located "in, with and under" the bread and wine. Luther's highly nuanced description of communion 500 years ago was a curious twist on the Roman Catholic position. [snip]
Amidst the many chains which fell off Martin Luther when he placed his faith in Christ alone, he couldn't seem to shake loose of his Catholic obsession with the communion elements. You won't find this obsession in the teaching of our Lord or His apostles.   
While this author disagrees with these teachings,  obviously this shows us vestiges of Catholic teachings are right there.

People are still looking to men, Wesley, Luther, Calvin, Menno instead of to God. [MORE PRIESTS EXCEPT THIS TIME ONES WHO DO NOT CALL THEMSELVES FATHERS]

Looking to more earthly hierarchies  instead of to Jesus Christ.

Let me ask you what do you think the blind man meant when he said in

"Mark 8:24

And he looked up, and said, "I see men as trees, walking."

To me this is a warning right there in the Bible...[think about the Mustard Tree here, and how it grew so big] Why is he seeing men walking as TREES?

Jesus put his hands on the blind man's eyes to heal him and he looked up...[looking up to God]

"22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

25 After that he put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly."


Remember what I warned about the MUSTARD TREE...

well, most Protestant churches are "BRANCHES".

Just about Every denomination NAMED after a MAN

CALVINISM- JOHN CALVIN
MENNONITES MENNO SIMONS
LUTHER--MARTIN LUTHER

and others like

Stone-Campbell, Swedenborgian, or METHODS from a man-METHODISM....etc.

Something to think about.

I want to know why so many kept the altar?



Did you know in the Old Testament, these kind of altars were FORBIDDEN?

Exodus 20:22-26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.



Hmmm up some stairs, elevated, cut marble--hewn stone.





So God forbid hewn, carved, sculpted stone, and now we have these elaborate altars most often made of stone in the RCC and the daughter churches as well.

Lutheran altar and pulpit:


Here this is about elevating man, even with the high on pulpits seeking to add the things of man. Even in the Old Testament, the priests in the Jewish Temple were to use un-worked stone for their animal blood sacrifices. Now with the altars in the Roman Catholic church, we have elevated altars, worked stone, everything even against what the OT dictated and now of course the blasphemy against Jesus Christ of "confecting" the Catholic wafer and supposedly bringing "jesus" down to be 're-sacrificed' with Catholic people literally being told to believe they are eating the literal body and blood of "jesus" in their Eucharist wafers. Even if some of the teachings differ, why are so many Protestant churches doing things the SAME WAY with ALTARS INCLUDED? Don't forget World Communion Sunday



So what about the daughters who also stick to "sacraments", even the Presbyterians. Remember even  the United Methodist's use the word EUCHARIST.



So why all the ALTARS?

To me it is a sign of a daughter church. And shouldn't we tell the truth to people in these churches?


29 comments:

Anonymous said...
Labby

All I can say at first is, Oh boy, what if my husband catches a glimpse of this post!! He already is so angry with me about the Catholics (especially since I just finished reading 50 Years In the Church of Rome), and now that pic of the Pope! Haha, he's going to have a meltdown.

You make a good point, though, one that I've never thought of, so off to think...
Bible Believer said...
is your husband still in the Catholic church? I forget what you told me Labby, sorry. I know some Lutherans myself and they are nice people, one I told her the Eucharist is from Rome, and she seems open to the truth, so please pray. Others of course would not like a post like this but we need to tell people the truth even if is hard truths.
Bible Believer said...
Oh one thing I didn't make the picture found it elsewhere. I wish I could do the photoshop thing. if anyone knows what program is best, please suggest.
LutherRocks said...
I'm Lutheran and have to take exception to inferences. You are painting with broad strokes. Symbols(like altars), at least in my church are not compulsory. Lord's Supper is celebrated like it was in the early church; even Paul acknowledges it when he rebukes one of the early churches for abusing it. Luther did not throw the baby out with the bathwater...he reformed much of church practice since much of the doctrine was wrong. He also detested the idea of his followers being called Lutherans.
Anonymous said...
its GOD'S HOUSE, we are to honor HIM, wow your satanic side is really showing with this post, you seek to destroy churches plain and simple, it will bring in the NWO one world religion quicker if ya just got rid of these pesky churches and peoples loyalty to them ...

Well guess what ??? FAIL ... the public fed with a steady stream of your constant HATE for the apostate churches, instead of love, and trying to help them, had rejected this experiment, this psyops, out of hand, and can now see you as the agent provocateur you are, YOU HATE CHRIST and are a CHRIST DENIER, God is sovereign, how the hell do ya think we all got saved???
did we enter a perfect church hermetically sealed for our sanitary protection??? NO IDIOT
we went to imperfect churches run by imperfect FALLIBLE humans and guess what?
GOD GREW THAT SEED PLANTED, FOR HE IS SOVEREIGN, AND HIS WORD WILL NOT RETURN VOID

YOU ARE A WITCH AND PRACTICE SORCERY, YOU THINK GOD WILL FAIL LIKE SOME SPELL SPOKEN WRONG IF WE HAVE HEWN STAIRS, AND SINNERS IN THE CONGREGATION AND PREACHING
Bible Believer said...
Looks like I got someone angry. When did I ever say a church has to be perfect? and the people in the pews, did you even read the article? I do not blame or hate THEM. Many of the lower level clergy are deceived themselves too as well. I sat in the pews of false churches MYSELF. How am I going to "destroy" churches with a small website?

All I am doing is questioning the false traditions and especially those churches with OFFICIAL ecumenical ties to Rome and the NWO. There are some break-away Protestant churches even among Lutherans and Presbyterians who recognize the Pope as the Antichrist and aren't part of Rome's ecumenical movement but who IMO have kept some false traditions. I guess we do differ on our opinions regarding the organized church system.

I knew this article was going to be controversial. I am an ordinary person, not a psych-op, or a agent provcateur, I know rare in this day....but I have along the way, know that many many people will get very angry when the Protestant and even evangelical church system is questioned. This is nothing knew for me. I've been on message boards where to question those things earned an instant banning. It is interesting to me how some things earn such instant ire.

As for the hewn altars--and the false traditions, Sure people can hear some truth in a Protestant church where did I say that they won't? I'll repeat myself here: "One thing the Reformation was a work of God to bring His Word to the people but I know even there while people entered into MORE TRUTHS, some false things were kept and that includes these traditions, and more that began in Rome."

Do you disagree with that conjecture, that NO FALSE TRADITIONS were INHERITED ?

I know facing these false traditions is not easy. There are many Christians who know having an altar by God's Word is not right. Why did I realize when I was newly saved to avoid mainline liturgical churches that kept vestiges of the Mass?

As for the "imperfect" churches, how many are joined with the NWO? Are you trying to tell me they are NOT on the higher levels?

There are dozens of articles that I have written on this blog that shows their definite connections. With the mainline and liturgicals, the MAJORITY of them are represented everytime I refer to the WCC, or NCC. The WCC is joined definitely with the Vatican.

You going to ignore all that. Why did God give us this warning then? Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. and since this is addressed to "my people" yes some of God's people are still in the church system. Ergo one of the reasons I wrote this article to WARN THEM.

Two rules I have for any would be church I would be part of is NOT part of the ecumenical or World Christian movement and 2. Of course they must preach God's Word. #1 wipes out 99% of them. There are a few Protestant holdouts, who are not in the ecumenical system but have inherited a few of the false traditions.

As for God growing that seed. Don't you remember what I wrote about the Mustard Tree. Many are deceived thinking the mustard tree is a good thing...

http://galatiansfour.blogspot.com/2010/09/mustard-tree-desires-world-power.html
Bible Believer said...
correction above, knew equals new....
Bible Believer said...
I wanted to address this...

"it will bring in the NWO one world religion quicker if ya just got rid of these pesky churches and peoples loyalty to them ..."

If even Calvary Chapel is hooked into the NWO, as exposed by this blog and others, and there are churches here who haven't even been examined on this blog due to time shortage-such as Assembly of God and others, and the liturgical/mainline ones are all mostly via the WCC and NCC are tied to the Vatican and NWO and the churches are falling away as the Bible predicts, I hope people's first loyalty would be to God. Loyalty to the church system, is actually something to WARN AGAINST.
Bible Believer said...
Luther, I know there are Lutherans who even consider the Pope the Antichrist, the minority by far, but when one looks at the Lutheran service, it is obvious Luther retained much of the Catholic Mass, and while he did not preach out and out transubstantiation switched it to a more the mild form of “Consubstantiation”

Luther did bring a lot of truth in, against indulgences, Mary worship, follow the Pope, but sadly many traditions WERE kept.
Anonymous said...
Labby
I have a couple of non-connecting thoughts so I'll just write them out.

1. I never like to think that the entire "church" came from the Catholic church like the first picture shows. I'd like to think there were those that never embraced that which Rome taught, based on the fact that there were established churches in so many cities from the apostles - not just Rome.

2. If protestantism is also considered that which we need to come out of, it would be a bit of a stretch for me in my current thinking. I know there are errors, but if not the protestant church, then really where is the church, except for individuals? It's really a bit of a reach for me, although I am constantly overwhelmed by the deception even in those churches. Even the apostles established local churches which I always assumed was a more cohesive group and not just individuals. I do wonder if they had official buildings or not.

3. I know I have often spoken of my respect for the Brethren and Mennonites, in which I was raised. I've got to say that I've never seen anything in them or even remotely like in the above pictures. The churches are very plain, or meetinghouses as they're often called. Our church doesn't have an altar, and neither did the church of two before that we attended. The only use for the table in the front was for flowers or for a place to help serve communion by setting the bread and juice to ready for serving. You almost never see stained glass either. Usually plain pews, plain walls, with minimal decoration. Of course there are errors there, especially I've noticed with the emergent stuff. I know the Brethren, and our current Mennonite church we have regularly scheduled foot washing services. Our current Mennonite church does full-immersion baptism like the Brethren (dunkards), but many Mennonites sprinkle. I know there are deceptions creeping in everywhere, but those groups of anabaptists seem to maybe be the plainest and simplest among the denominations, and I like that. It reminds me of what the early church may have been like. The amish are really not a part of the Mennonites either, or from them or visa versa. That's a common misconception, although they do seem to dwell peacefully with each other nearby.

4. The above pictures also creep me out just a bit, some of them, but not nearly as much as those from the catholic church with all the statues and gold, etc. I actually usually have a tough time even being in one. I hate statues - so that starts my problems. haha


FYI my husband left the catholic church at age 19 when he became born again after reading a Bible a co-worker gave him. He spoke out so much against the catholic church that his own father wouldn't talk to him for two years. He gave them Chick tracts (if you can believe that!) I don't know what has happened recently as he really doesn't see any deception to speak of even among the Protestants. He thinks I'm looking for things to complain about. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The more I search/research, read and educate myself, the more upset it makes him.
Anonymous said...
Labby
One other thing too, about what the denominations call themselves. Don't you think part of the names has to do with what others called them? As in, hey those people over there in that town that are now following Luther - hence the name - those Lutherans. I doubt with many of these groups that the person who started the group actually had a mind to name the group after themselves.

Another example is the Dunkards, as the Brethren were called. They were known many places as the Dunkards, because they would immerse when baptizing.

I just don't want to throw protestants the way of catholics after all of the effort and persecution to get on the right path. I think some things evolve without being premeditated, like the names of the groups. It is good to simply be "a follower of Jesus Christ", but naturally we hook up with groups just for identifying purposes. Even the name "Christian" was something that was given to them, I believe. Just some random thoughts.

I thank you for your post, although it did make me feel uncomfortable, especially when calling them "daughter" churches. That makes me shudder, but I'm open-minded.

The house church idea may be the way to go. I think it's good to gather and fellowship together.
Anonymous said...
Thank you for writing this. You are correct and I see it too. Much of the organized church has vain traditions that directly contradict the word of God when you really study it. Thank you for all of your diligent work and for speaking the truth despite criticisms.
Bible Believer said...
Labby,

1. There were those who refused to follow what Rome taught. Lothards, Waldensians--course today's modern Waldensians follow the Pope sadly and others. There even those Protestants now who recognize the harlot for what it is, but need to assess if any of the false traditions have entered their churches.

2. One needs to come out of any false church tied to Rome or that follows it's traditions. Most churches today are either tied in to Rome via the World Christian movement/Lausanne--that's the evangelical ones plus many others too or WCC/NCC or the ecumenical/interfaith movement.

3. The church exists in individuals, born again believers. Yes some are in the church system and there are churches, though rarer still separated from Rome and looking to God's Word to separate from false traditions and home churches as well. WE are the church, not the buildings or clergy members or the organized stuff. The ekkelsia. Considering that verse I posted about them going from house to house, I do not think they had buildings.
4. With the Brethern and Mennonites, I know you were raised that way, and there are probably even many saved people in those churches but sadly on the organizational level, many Mennonite churches are hooked into the Rome system.

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/handbook/church-families/mennonite-churches/mwc.html

ecumenical interfaith activities with Brethern member

http://blog.brethren.org/tag/wcc/

Mennonites wanting to join ecumenical group with Catholicism "Christian Churches Together"

https://secure.mennonite.net/.cWadmin/:/pdf/SJ2007CCT.pdf?&aC=71bf2fe480f48a9b093daf2731f4b793&id=pnmc.mennonite.net

Then there is this...

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_rcme.htm

[you know some of this stuff is hard for me to find out, just so you know and you wonder about those who have forgotten the lessons of history] Remember I have studied the interfaith/ecumenical lists for some time, there are very few not joining the false "christian unity" parade.


*"The Roman Catholic Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Mennonite World Conference met for the first time. The meeting was held in Strasbourg, France in 1998-OCT 1 to 18. Its title was "Toward a Healing of Memories." Mennonite representatives came from Canada, Congo, France, Germany, Guatemala, Netherlands, and the U.S.

Mennonites trace their history back to the Anabaptist movement which was one product of the Protestant Reformation. Mennonites stress "discipleship, community, and an ethic of love and nonresistance. Mennonites are historically distinctive in North America for simplicity of life and the rejection of military service, public office, and oaths." 1 A defining feature of the Anabaptist movement was their rejection of infant baptism as practiced by the Roman Catholic church and by the Lutheran movement. They baptized adult believers instead. The term "Anabaptist" comes from the Latin word "anabaptista" which means "one who is rebaptized." i.e. a person who was baptized first as an infant and later as an adult. It is a misnomer, because Anabaptists do not recognize infant baptism. It was originally used as a term of derision; but the name stuck.

Some Anabaptist faith groups have survived to the present day, including: Amish, Beachy and Brethren groups, Dunkards, Hutterites, Landmark Baptists, and Mennonites. Anabaptists were viciously persecuted during and following the Reformation. Many migrated to Poland and the Ukraine. Today they are mainly concentrated in Germany, France and North America. 2 They now total over 300,000 in the U.S. and Canada; additional Mennonites live elsewhere in the world."***
Bible Believer said...
I am familiar with Brethern churches too. I hvae a friend that grew up in the Brethern, and the church her family attended seem to be strong and Bible believing but now it is just like rest of apostate modern churches. Could there be some that are different? sure.

I know the Mennonites and Brethern avoided a lot of the false LITURGICAL traditions. So you are right about plain church furnishings, and perhaps just the use of an actual table not an altar. Still wonder why they are going ecumenical. I know we do not have to worry about the Old Order Amish going to hang out with the Pope but even they have held on to some false traditions too.
I am glad your husband left the Catholic church, yes when leaving the RCC you can lose friends and family. I have relatives who do not speak to me for being a Christian. I've given out tracts to some. That's actually why the one relative won't speak to me. That is too bad he does not see deception in the Protestant world. Well I have seen that, people leave Rome, and then well JUST STOP, and stay in whatever evangelical/Protestant church no matter what apostate stuff is going on.

Sure some of the names came about from what others called them. Luther may even had not liked having things named after him after Luther said, can believe that.

Agree about house churches.

Thank you last anonymous, this one was difficult, knew I'd get some heat over it, but there are many traditions in churches that did not come from God's Word. Thanks for your encouragement.
Carlos said...
Well in defense of Bible Believer, God does hate iniquity and all workers of iniquity and liars, and there are several stern warnings in the Bible starting with the prophets of old, Jesus, and then followed up by the Apostles to stay clear of false teachers, false churches, any person who is a heretic, and any person who denies Christ is an anti-Christ. Denying Christ does not need to be denying He exists, you could acknowledge Christ, yet deviate from the truth in any way shape or form, and this is denial of Christ. Also pretending to be Christ on earth, a replacement for Christ such as the Pope or any other false Christ is anti-Christ.

Matthew 7:22-23 King James Version (KJV)

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

also:
Matt 7:15-20
Matt 24:24
Acts 20:29
Rom 16:17-18
Titus 3:10
2 Pet 2:1-3
2 Pet 2:18-20
2 John 1:9-11

1 John 2:18-20 King James Version (KJV)

18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

and Bible believer, don't let that person who called you a witch get to you. They called Jesus a devil how much more will they call his servants. Matt 10:25
Lisa Ruby said...
Anonymous wrote:

"its GOD'S HOUSE, we are to honor HIM, wow your satanic side is really showing with this post, you seek to destroy churches plain and simple, it will bring in the NWO one world religion quicker if ya just got rid of these pesky churches and peoples loyalty to them ..."

My reply:

The Christian is the temple of the Holy Spirit. A building is not the temple of the Holy Spirit. Also, the Christian's body is to be presented to God as a living sacrifice. No sacrifices are to be offered to God via a altar.
Anonymous wrote:

Anonymous wrote:

"Well guess what ??? FAIL ... the public fed with a steady stream of your constant HATE for the apostate churches, instead of love, and trying to help them, had rejected this experiment, this psyops, out of hand, and can now see you as the agent provocateur you are, YOU HATE CHRIST and are a CHRIST DENIER, God is sovereign, how the hell do ya think we all got saved???"

My reply:

The apostate church is NOT helping people come to the real Jesus -- the Jesus of the Bible. The use of an altar in churches is modeled after Roman Catholicism and is a deception. Many, many religious people consider themselves Christians and yet are conformed to this world. (The love of the Father is not in those who love the world) When confronted about their lack of abiding in the Vine (Jesus Christ) they will quickly cite the day they prayed at the "altar" and "accepted Christ." Man-made formula prayers uttered at man-made religious inventions called altars don't save anyone. Salvation is not an initiation ceremony performed at an altar. Salvation is deliverance from sin -- the love of sin, the power of sin, and the penalty of sin.

(This is not to say that a sincere calling upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation is invalid if done at an altar. My point is that this religious trapping is deceiving many people into thinking they have made a connection with God when in reality they have merely engaged in in a religious form.)

I think that those who are attending a gathering of believers (commonly known as a church service) need to know they can do business with God privately. They do not need to go up in front of those present in the meeting and kneel at an "altar" in order to pray or repent. I wonder how many have put off praying to God because they thought they were compelled to do so at an "altar."

Also, it is important to note that witches love "altar calls." This is the only time in the service where they can go up and "suddenly" lay hands on people (transfer spirits to them) and get away with it. Laying hands suddenly is not a scriptural practice -- indeed, scripture warns against doing so.

Anonymous wrote:

"did we enter a perfect church hermetically sealed for our sanitary protection??? NO IDIOT"

My reply:

Name-calling I see. The wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Anonymous wrote:

"we went to imperfect churches run by imperfect FALLIBLE humans and guess what?
GOD GREW THAT SEED PLANTED, FOR HE IS SOVEREIGN, AND HIS WORD WILL NOT RETURN VOID"

My reply:

What kind of seed is grown in the hearts of those who refuse the light that God is trying to give them? In this case the light is from a dedicated blogger who is trying to reach those who have have ears to hear what the Spirit has said to the churches. Come out of her my people . . .

Anonymous wrote:

"YOU ARE A WITCH AND PRACTICE SORCERY, YOU THINK GOD WILL FAIL LIKE SOME SPELL SPOKEN WRONG IF WE HAVE HEWN STAIRS, AND SINNERS IN THE CONGREGATION AND PREACHING"

Jesus never fails but Satan's workers want his people to fail him by turning a blind eye to the truth. Blessed is the man who walketh NOT in the counsel of the ungodly or standeth in the way of sinners.
Bible Believer said...
Thank you Carlos. Yes the Bible warns over and over about false teachers, false churches and prophets. Those who blindly defend the church system ignore all of those warnings. Thanks for reminding me of Matt 10:25 too.
Bible Believer said...
Thank you Lisa, lots of good points.

Yes, the Christian is the temple of the Holy Spirit, not a building. Even calling parts of churches, "sanctuaries" as if that is where God exists, is more of the false teaching. That is one more way they get people to look to CHURCH BUILDINGS, rather then seeking after God biblically.


The apostate church yes, is leading many away from Jesus Christ. In fact it is like a giant barrier between many people and God, even considering the people who have faced spiritual abuse or the non-believers who see the bad fruits, sex scandals and poisonous politics. I agree about the man-made formulas of people being told "if they come forward" they will be saved if they say a "short prayer". While some do truly repent and are born again biblically but many are not and believe themselves "saved" simply for answering an altar call and saying the scripted prayer often given to them by a pastor. You make good points about the altar calls helping to deceive. No one is told to examine themselves to see if they are in the faith, but say this prayer, answer the altar call and you're "in".

http://galatiansfour.blogspot.com/2010/07/grahams-easy-believism-millions-of.html


That is a great point you make Lisa, about those indoctrinated into not realizing they can do business with God privately. In other words no ceremony or altar call is necessary for someone to be born again. It is interesting wondering how many people think this all is necessary for them to be saved. You are right about the "laying on of hands" especially within Pente and Charismatic churches and you see the false preachers eagerly running all over the place to lay hands on people.

http://galatiansfour.blogspot.com/2011/10/mantle-of-lonnie-frisbee.html

i 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Yes the name-calling is part of this. I do not post all the "hate-mail" that comes to this blog, but when people start calling names, you know that is a problem. I posted this one to show my readers how some will defend the "church system" to no end.

Thanks for your post Lisa
Wisdom's apprentice said...
Have you read Pagan Christianity by Barna and Viola or Reimagining Church by Frank Viola. Organic Christianity attempts return the ecclesia to its origin (the headship of Jesus) without all the pagan symbols and rituals. Almost everything that is done in "church" has non-Biblical origins or is shaped by non-Biblical ideas or actions.

Many house churches are organic, not all though. Getting away from the buildings, clerical system and all the pagan inspired symbols is very freeing.

I really probably should look at your site to see what else you have to say before I write much more.
Anonymous said...
BB,

As you know I still post on Christian MB's, almost always on Catholic forums. Catholics like to play 'church' and pretend they are superior to Protestants. Often respond with they are BOTH lost, and for people to just follow Jesus. Some Protestants get 'offended', but if one truly follows Jesus, they would say so, and not accept the label 'Protestant'. Too many people are more worried about 'church', rather than worrying about just following Jesus.

Doug
Bible Believer said...
Doug you probably remember the early days when discussions of Calvary Chapel were happening. It's just not the lost Protestants [you are correct about them too] but the evangelicals who let pride in CHURCH mislead them too. But I did feel with this post it was important to show the false traditions in Protestantism. Thanks so much. You must be brave to be on those message boards still. I think most of the posters are fake now and "assigned". Some are still there years later still having the same arguments. LOL
Bible Believer said...
My comment about the posters being fake and "assigned" is for a specific message board...[well three that are linked under same "brand"]
Anonymous said...
Take a look at this exchange with an long time member. Made after my comments here....

http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?87020-An-RC-asks-CARM-Where_s-the-evidence&p=2642482#post2642482

No need to post this on your blog, but just for you to see for yourself.

Keep up the good work! I don't post here alot, but I read almost everything. Your a beacon of light in this weird 'internet' apologetics arena.

Doug
Bible Believer said...
Ah Carm, ecumenical to the max. A lot of the "Christians" on there when they left Rome just made a lateral move. The oddest people on there are the Calvary Chapelists who rail against Roman Catholicism, but then got angry when told about Calvary Chapel's involvements with Rome's crusades and Knights of Malta and everything Catholic. I noticed the recent revelations about Chuck Smith Sr, saying Catholics are Christians too didn't even get through to them. Of course how many "fakes" patrol that board hoping to deceive. It is weird to see a few there, still YEARS later with the same sort of posts. One thing this article, The Daughters: Protestant Churches #1: Altars and Pseudo Masses would just create outrage on that place. I noticed in your thread all the praise of the usual ecfs.

A lot of the Catholics on there only have become more entrenched. What good comes of arguing for literally YEARS. It's odd how its the same names even at this late date.

I still remember on the Calvary Chapel board, Catholicism and ecumenism being praised by the MAJORITY of Calvary Chapelists.
AABB said...
I think your view is too radical. I think you want a church without everything that it should have. Even without a cross in it. (sorry, sounds like Muslim iconoclasm).You said that all that thing is not biblical. Why you can judged that these churches is not true?
Bible Believer said...
I tested these churches according to what the Bible says. If one is a believer in Jesus Christ and has trust in Him for their salvation, why are they going to look at altars and "sacrficies" of false church systems? A Christian believer trusts in what Jesus Christ has done for them, not in what priests will do upon altars. You may find me radical but there are ENDLESS warnings in the Bible about a false church system. Why not heed those? I am not against the use of the cross as a symbol. Crucifix yes--Hebrews 6:6 but cross, no.
Zoompad said...
I just found your blog, and what you are saying about alters rings a chord in me.

I didnt become a Christian believer until 1984, that is when a lady told me that you could actually communicate with Jesus Christ, because he is actually alive, that he actually did rise from the dead and is alive today. I remember feeling astonished and overjoyed, and I remember that lady's calm face when she told me that Jesus is not only alive but offers us everlasting life and is preparing a home for us, a home where we can be happy for ever, and that he wants to heal us. I was overjoyed when it all sunk in.

I read the Bible and it was such a lot to take in. Gradually, things started to make sense to me, but saying that there is still so much I dont understand.

The church hasnt been a place where I have felt welcome or loved. Some people from the churches have made me feel loved and welcome, but as a whole I feel oppressed by the church buildings. I felt confused about that, thinking there must be something really wicked in me to feel blank or even nauseated by the church buildings.
Zoompad said...
But after all the big battle I have had with the Pindown cover up and the secret family courts cover up I am feeling that my horror of the church buildings might be justified. I dont mean to upset any Christians, but for example, in Stafford there is a very old church called St Chads, it is ornimented with horrible ugly demonic faces carved in stone. Some labels in the Church describe the horrible demonic looking carvings as the Green man. Why would a building which has its purpose as to glorify God and bless the children of God have nasty stone monsters carved into its fabric? I think it is awful, and when I went in to pray to God to ask God to stop there being any secret courts in the UK I felt so chilled sitting in that place. I won't go in there again, as I don't like it.
Bible Believer said...
You live in the UK right, you should be concenred about the church buildings because much of those old cathedrals and others are covered in pagan, masonic and other symbols. I was going to do an article about this. They do have GREEN man stuff, labyrinths in the more obvious ones and gargoyles there is nothing Christian about ANY OF THAT. I used to feel evil in Cathedrals as a child, when my parents took me to some [grew up Catholic] and today I understand why. Have you been born again and do you consider yourself a born again Christian? It certainly looks like God is showing you some things.

http://libertytothecaptives.net/salvation_made_plain.html

yes stay away from the false churches, and you are right there are kind people in them but many are deceived. God does not want you setting foot in any of those places.

There is horrible stuff happening here in the family courts but I went and looked up a UK article...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/3642238/The-unnatural-justice-of-secret-family-courts.html

I am glad you are speaking out against this. I wonder even about profit motives in taking children in some cases, and then wonders why so much abuse is overlooked as well.

With the churches, there is a lot there, God will show you. There is even a local baptist church here that is apostate that has a huge pentagram in it's stain glass window from the 1900s. Some of the symbols are more obvious then others. In the Catholic and other liturgical cathedrals those places are COVERED in paganism. Here in America, they have incorporated OUT RIGHT OCCULT SYMBOLS in Catholic cathedrals, the harlot is being more blatant. Trapezoids, high magic geometry, etc, all incoporated, masonic symbols, they KNOW what they are doing. I talk about one here.

http://galatiansfour.blogspot.com/2011/02/mystery-babylon-sunmoon-worship-and.html