Roman Catholicism is a broken and utterly desperate thing, capable only of malignant mischief in our awakening world… I think that it stands for everything most hostile to the mental emancipation and stimulation of mankind. It is the completest, most highly organized system of prejudices and antagonisms in existence. Everywhere in the world there are ignorance and prejudice, but the greatest complex of these, with the most extensive prestige and the most intimate entanglement with traditional institutions, is the Roman Catholic Church. It presents many faces towards the world, but everywhere it is systematic in its fight against freedom.
VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has used his traditional year-end prayer service of thanksgiving to urge people to ask themselves: Did they spend 2013 to further their own interests or to help others?
Just read this booklet (PDF), Satan’s Counterfeit Christianity by Roderick C. Meredith, and it’s probably a good place to start for those who are having doubts about their “type” of Christianity, or Christianity in general.
Roderick quotes Hyslop (The Two Babylons) a bit, including this:
It has been known all along that Popery was baptized Paganism
and then goes on further to declare it (i.e. Popery) the paganism of “ancient literal Babylon”. It is worth reading the whole quote on page 16-17 of Roderick’s booklet.
Roderick quotes Hyslop with:
And seems to (as I did) delight in this:
This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism half-way was very early developed.
To that, Roderick pointedly adds from Jeremiah 10:2–4.
Not only is Catholicism questioned. Roderick rightly directs some critique to the Reformation Protestants such as Calvin and to Luther in particular, concluding that:
The Protestant churches stand clearly identified by God Almighty as the “harlot daughters” of apostate Rome!
The revival of a Babylon-inspired, medieval-like Church-State system of ecumenicalism will attract many by her great splendour and the lure of (temporary) “wealth and power”; but save none.
This booklet is a good start for those enmeshed in “traditional Christianity” — in traditions of men.
Of course the best start (middle and end) is to read and study the Bible for yourself. Start now. Time is (always) short.
We close with the Aaronic Blessing (Numbers 6:22-26, KJV):
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Jesus is Lord
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