Category Archives: World ruler

Two Thousand Years of Deception and Error, 5A: The Roman Church

This is not an indepth discussion of the Roman church, known as the Roman Catholic Church. There is information still available regarding their false doctrine which has been present since the time of Constantine and Augustine and includes much of the other error and deceptions that I’ve discussed in this series.

The information from other sources is often perceived as bashing Catholics, but in actuality, it is exposing error and trying to rescue people from Satan’s kingdom of darkness.

[Some folk do come across as hating those who attend the Roman church. Only the Lord knows their motive. Hopefully, their anger is actually vented at the false, heretical, diabolical doctrine that is in the Roman church, not at the people who are deceived and under the control of the the Roman church.]

The Roman church elevates the pope, so-called church fathers (their writings and words), tradition of men, and Mary above or equal to the Lord Jesus Christ and God’s Holy Word.

God’s WORD

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.“—Mark 7:8, 9

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”—Mark 7:13

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”—Colossians 2:8

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2000 Years of Deception and Error, Part 4I: Constantine, Augustine, Chalcedon, Aquinas 2007

The Conclusion of my comments about error found on chaceldon.edu.

Here are some more Bible verses to compare with what is being taught at chalcedon, or elsewhere. We always need to discern through the lens of God’s Holy Word. Mostly, we need God’s Word to discern our own hearts. But we do need to be on the alert for false teaching about God’s Kingdom and His ways, so we don’t inadvertently end up following a world ruler who is not Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”—Hebrews 4:12

The Kingdom of God as found in the WORD of GOD

“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.“—Mark 1:14, 15

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”—Luke 17:21

“And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him.”—Luke 8:1

“And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick…And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.”—Luke 9:2, 6

“And he [Jesus] opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”—Matthew 5:2–10

What the WORD of GOD says the disciples did and said after Jesus was ascended.

“But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.”—Acts 5:19, 20

“And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.”—Acts 28:23

“And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”
—Acts 28:30, 31

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.“—Galatians 5:13, 14

What God’s Word says we are to do.

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
—Acts 17:11

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.“—1 Timothy 4:1, 2

Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
—2 Timothy 1:13

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”—Acts 26:18

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.“—John 13:35

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.“—Matthew 16:24

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
—Hebrews 12:2

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
—Titus 2:13, 14

“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.“—2 Peter 3:11

2000 Years of Deception and Error, Part 2A Constantine & Augustine

Constantine
Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official state religion of Rome, uniting church and state, thus making himself the head of the church, giving himself the authority to call church councils, to decide everyone was Christian
(or would be outwardly) and kill folk claiming to be Christians because either he thought they were not acting “Christian,” or they would not agree with his “Christian” beliefs and requirements. A church hierarchy resulted, and by
416 AD, infant baptism was required by Roman law.

Augustine
Although influenced by Greek thought (dualism and philosophy), Ambrose (who wanted to use the church to control the state), his time as a Manichaean, and Anthony, a Desert Father, Augustine’s writings have formed a major belief system for both the Reformed Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

Augustine justified Constantine’s unscriptural marriage between church and state with the false doctrine he wrote in The Visible and Invisible Church. According to Augustine, the church could use violence to convert people or force people back to the church’s thinking. He encouraged the idea that the church replaced Israel. He changed to amillennial thinking denying a future, 1000 year, physical reign of Jesus Christ on earth, and claiming the church was currently living in the millennium. He wrote that unbaptized infants go to hell, bringing about the unbiblical practice of baptizing babies, who are not old enough to know to repent, but who do, according to 2 Samuel 12:23, go to heaven.

Constantine’s Political Kingdom of both the state and the church, combined with the theology Augustine wrote, helped thrust Europe into at least a millennium of unrest (NOT like the 1000 years reign of Jesus Christ promised in the Bible) because of the vying for power between the Roman Catholic Church and the political rulers of the European countries. Hundreds of thousands of people died physically as the result of the wars or for not cooperating with the state religion. How many people are dead spiritually because of the deception and error handed down to us from Constantine and Augustine, which continues in our time.

Where is God, Jesus, the holy Spirit, and the BOOK?

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”—Colossians 2:8

“Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight…”
—John 18:36

“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”—Mark 1:15

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
—Acts 4:12

“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”—John 1:13

[King David speaking after the death of his newborn son.]”But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”—2 Samuel 12:23

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah…I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
—Jeremiah 31:31–33

“I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.”
—Romans 11:1

“That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.”—Ephesians 3:6, 7

“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”
—Revelation 20:6

Looking Up

The Dominion Theology, Replacement Theology, and Reconstructionist leaders that are setting up a social, religious, and political kingdom here on earth are making their flock vulnerable to the control of the actual world ruler that will set himself up as Jesus here on earth.

How will we know if the world ruler is the real Jesus?

What does the Book say?

“‘…Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.'”—Act 1:11