FOR THOSE WHO ARE COMPLACENT
WITH THE CHURCH’S CONDITION
BEFORE GOD AND THE
Memory Text: “The
thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done: and there is no new
thing under the sun.” Eccl.1:9
When the pope was exalted as Supreme Ruler of the Church,
adopting the titles, "Vicar of the Son of God," "the Holy Father," "the Holy See," and "His
Holiness;" his sins against the 2nd and 4th Commandments became the sins of every man under his
rule. And through the deceiving of one, Satan is able to deceive the multitudes into committing sin. This has always been
the danger of entrusting many lives into the hands of one man. “Give
us a king to judge us" (I Sam.8:6) is the cry of the whole Christian
world when they look to the pope to rule in the affairs of men.
Numerous prophecies point
to the pope of Rome and his long ignominious rule. The last of the four kingdoms to rule the Earth until the 2nd
Advent of Christ the Bible specified as Rome. In Daniel, chapter 2, GOD assigned "iron" as representative of the moral character of this fourth and final kingdom, and spans both phases of the Roman dominion: pagan and papal. We live today in the age
of the final kingdom of earth’s sinful history. This kingdom is the Vatican of Rome. But consider the Bible’s
prophetic destiny of Rome: Daniel’s prophecy states that Christ will come and smash to smithereens the papal authority
as it is written: "Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without
hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the
iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors;
and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them." Dan.2:34,35.
This is the fate of the papal system of Christianity. This also disqualifies the Vatican’s claim to be the sole administrator
of salvation, and removes any perception of Rome’s approval from GOD. It also shows the great danger of men submitting
to her doctrines promoting sin, which lie at the heart of Christ’s retribution against her when He comes. But never
forget, the righteousness of Christ covers all ignorant sins. Catholics and Protestants by the millions are sinning ignorantly,
and GOD does not hold them accountable for the sins willfully carried out by their leaders except as they knowingly turn from
GOD and participate in those sins (Eccl.8:11; Prov.1:11-31).
Logically, we must now ask
the question: What is the great sin of Rome that leads Christ to obliterate her when He comes? In the following
words of Pope Nicolaus both sin and blasphemy have been exalted to rule the church, even to this day. His
beliefs represent what lies at the heart of the Vatican’s version of Christianity. It is the pope's
teaching, verses the Bible's teaching that warns every man of the Vatican’s dramatic extinction when Christ returns.
Herein lies the true purpose of Romanism as defined by Pope Nicolaus (as contrasted with the Holy Word
Said Pope Nicolaus: "The Roman Pontiff judges all men but is judged by no one."
Said Christ, the LORD:
"For the Father judgeth no man." Jn.5:22; "I judge no man." Jn.8:15; "He that rejecteth
Me, and receive not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last
The pope continues: "I am all in all and
Said Christ, "Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased." Matt.
23:12. The great Antichrist of Scripture is defined thus: "Neither
shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver,
and with precious stones, and pleasant things." Daniel 11:37,38.
if those things that I do be said not to be done of man but of GOD what can you make me but GOD?"
Said Christ, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I
am Christ; and shall deceive many." Matt.24:4,5. Various popes of
the last 100+ years concurred with Nicolaus: "We hold the place of Almighty GOD on earth."—Pope
Leo XIII, Apostolic Letter, June 20, 1894. "The Pope...is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh."
–Pope Pius X. "You know that I am the Holy Father, the representative of GOD on earth, the Vicar of
Christ, which means that I am GOD on the earth." –Pope Pius XI, April 30, 1922. The blasphemy of claiming
attributes of Deity is defined in Scripture thus: "The Jews answered
Him [Christ], For
a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God." Jn.10:33.
"Wherefore no marvel if it be in my power to change time and times, to alter
and abrogate laws."
The great Antichrist of the Bible is defined thus: "And
he shall speak great words against the most High, and think to change times and laws." Dan.7:25. Catholicism has officially removed the 2nd
Commandment (the one telling of GOD’S “mercy”) and
usurped the authority of Christ as Creator in the Sabbath of the 4th
Commandment by changing “the Lord’s day” from Saturday
to Sunday, a common workday according to Scripture. The pope claims for himself the authority that belongs to GOD and Christ
"To dispense with all things, yea, with the precepts of Christ."
The selfish pick-and-choose theology, deciding which
precepts given by Jesus Christ are worthy of honor and which of them are not is to be partial in obedience to the Gospel of
Christ. To be only partly saved is to be wholly lost: "For whosoever
shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." Ja.2:10. In essence, to do away with “one
jot or one tittle” of the Law of Christ is to call Him a liar:
"Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away."
“If thou wilt enter in to life, keep the commandments. Mark 13:31;
"I conclude, commanding, declaring, and pronouncing, to stand upon necessity of salvation, for every
creature to be subject to me."
On the night of The Last Supper Christ forbid any religious dictatorship
(or church/state union): "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship
over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But Ye shall not be so." Luke 22:25,26. Whenever Christians lord authority over men to enforce the worship of GOD, this is a
sin in the eyes of heaven. The Apostles complimented the Savior’s words by saying that the use of tyranny violates the
"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no
murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." "For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God." I Jn.3:15; Ja.1:20.
The steps that led to this self-exalting
religion masquerading as Christ’s Church on Earth will never be retraced. The prophecies on the fate of Rome and her
daughters in the Protestant churches are clear. And Revelation 13:11-17 declares that Protestant America
will spearhead the final union of church and state and legislate into federal law the sins of Rome: sins whose origin goes
back to the very beginning of self idolatry.