The Satanic Rituals of the Catholic Church
By David J. Stewart | April 2018
Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”
There is not a more dangerous threat to the world than that of false religion, which gives people a false hope. The man with no hope is much better off than the man with a false hope, because the man with no hope is still searching for answers. A demon's favorite activity is to make unsaved people feel comfortable in their religion. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again!!!
The Roman Catholic church is of the Devil, an oppressive prisonhouse of religion!!! The Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church are also of the devil, which they fully trust in for salvation. Here is some misinformation from just one of thousands of pro Roman Catholic websites which teach a false gospel of manmade tradition instead of the Word of God...
Becoming Part of the Catholic Church: Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation
There are seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church which are essential for salvation and living the life that Christ intended us to live. Of these seven, there are three important Sacraments that initiate an individual and welcome him or her into the family of Christ – Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation. Baptism is the foundation of the Sacrament of initiation and frees one from original sin. Confirmation is the second Sacrament of initiation and is a ritual that signifies strengthening of one’s faith. Communion is the third and in this Catholics partake the Body and Blood of Christ to be a part of his sacrifice. These three Sacraments serve to confirm, strengthen, and increase one’s faith and closeness with the community of Christ. [emphasis added]
My friend, you CANNOT show me anything from the inspired King James Bible (neither from a Douay Catholic Bible) about “seven sacraments”! Roman Catholicism practices three major satanic rituals (as errantly taught by the Catholic religion):
BAPTISM = A ritual that frees one from original sin, and inducts a person into the Catholic church.
COMMUNION = A ritual that strengthens one's faith, where the Holy Spirit is given to them.
CONFIRMATION = A ritual that partakes of the Body and Blood of Christ, made part of His sacrifice.
These are all unbiblical teachings. The word “sacrament” is NOT taught in the Holy Scriptures.
Water Baptism is Not a Sacrament, Not Essential for Salvation, Cannot Erase Sin
Water baptism is simply one's public profession of faith in the Gospel, that is, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Water baptism is an outward snapshot of what has happened inwardly. Baptism symbolizes Christ's death, burial and resurrection (i.e., the Gospel according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-6). There is no special grace nor power bestowed by water baptism. Sins cannot be cleansed away by baptism. Water baptism is NOT required for salvation. The thief on the cross was never baptized with water. The Epistle of 1st John was written so that professed believers can “KNOW” (1st John 5:13) that we are saved, yet not one word is ever mentioned in the Epistle about “repentance” nor “baptism” in any form. No one in the Old Testament was water baptized; yet Acts 10:43 teaches, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” There has always been only ONE plan of salvation!!! In Genesis 15:6b, Abram (Abraham) “believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”
The Catholic church perverts the true meaning and function of baptism, errantly teaching that water baptism is the “door” into the Catholic religion, which wipes away original sin. There is nothing in the Scriptures about “original sin,” nor anything else teaching that sins can be forgiven by getting baptized. These are doctrines of devils.
The Heresy of “Communion” is Another Ritual NOT Taught in the Scriptures
The Lord instituted the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, which was simply to “REMEMBER” His broken Body and shed Blood on the cross for our sins. Again, the Lord's Supper is NOT a sacrament, nor does it bestow any special grace as many Protestants believe and teach; such as, Presbyterians and the apostate Church of England. Protestants are merely low-fat Roman Catholicism!!! Whereas Catholics teach Seven Sacraments, Protestants adhere to Two Sacraments (“holy baptism” and “holy communion,” which are unscriptural terms). Beware of any church that teaches sacraments and practices them. Sacraments are of the Devil.
Also, kindly, infant baptism is also a fraud, a deceit, totally unbiblical, a doctrine of devils. In the Bible only saved people were water baptized, always AFTER they were saved. They were baptized immediately upon their profession of faith, as were 3,000 souls in Acts 2:42, but they were saved when they were baptized. An infant obviously is not saved yet; but all babies go to Heaven because they are under the age of accountability. God NEVER sends anybody to Hell who didn't get a chance to believe the Gospel. If a 70 year old man is genuinely retarded and has never understood that he is a sinner, and grasped the truth of the Gospel, then God automatically takes him to Heaven when he dies. We know that Titus 2:11 says “the grace of God hath appeared unto ALL men,” but not all men are able to comprehend it; such as, a young child or a mentally-ill person.
The Heresy of “Confirmation” is of the Devil
Catholics believe that their priests have the God-given power to forgive people's sins, and to pray the Holy Spirit into people's lives. What satanic arrogance!!! No priest can give you the Holy Spirit. The Holy Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit enters into a new believer the very moment they are saved (1st Corinthians 3:16-17; Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24). The Holy Spirit comes in to INDWELL (i.e., live inside the body and soul) of every born-again Christian. If you don't have the Holy Spirit abiding in you, you are NOT saved, not God's child. The Holy Spirit seals every believer unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 1:13, “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.”
My dear friend, the Bible does NOT teach “rituals.” There are no rituals which God commands nor expects believers to partake of. God wants us to get water baptized after we are saved; and then to remember Him every-so-often with a Body of believers in a local New Testament church. These are not ceremonial rituals of religious formalism. God hates formal worship!!! Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well, in John 4:24, that God can only be worshipped in spirit and in truth. God cannot be worshipped in doctrinal error and formalism. God cannot be worship through religious rituals. In Matthew 15:8, Jesus rebuked the phony religious crowd for worshipping God with their mouths, but not sincerely with their hearts. Jesus said in Matthew 6:7-8 that the HEATHENS who pray, think they will be heard for their MUCH SPEAKING. This describes the Muslims, Catholics, Hindus and umpteen other false religions around the world God already “KNOWS” our needs before we ask. God just wants to see if we are humble (James 4:6), that is, if we are depending upon Him, which is evidenced by our faith (praying and abiding in the Scriptures regularly).
Roman Catholicism is a Prisonhouse of Religion!
That is why I properly, unapologetically and without hesitation call the Catholic church a “PRISONHOUSE OF RELIGION.” From the cradle-to-the-casket, Catholicism has a religious package for everyone!!! They do religion right, like KFC does chicken! Unfortunately, they don't care about THE TRUTH. Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Mark 7:13, “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” The inspired Word of God is ineffective against the MANMADE TRADITIONS which the Vatican elevates above God's Word. Jeremiah 17:5, “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”
The world is filled with heathen (unsaved) people who desire to have some outward “form of godliness,” but they plainly reject the Word of God, that is, the saving power of the Gospel. Instead, they embrace a satanic religion of sacramental salvation, which cannot produce the new birth by the Holy Spirit of God (John 1:12-13). 2nd Timothy 3:5, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” That “POWER” is “the Gospel” according to Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
The Free Gift of Salvation is Offered Freely Without Partiality to All Men
By the way, the phrase “to the Jew first” doesn't mean in seniority or net worth; but rather, simply in “time.” God is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). The Gospel was first given to Israel in the Old Testament, who were commissioned to preach the Gospel to the world, as God's special ambassadors; but the “NATION” of Israel dropped the ball, went into spiritual whoredom with idols, and pushed God away. So the Lord gave the job instead to the Gentiles, who are still today getting the job of soul-winning done (I am living proof of this truth). It is THE GOSPEL by which people are saved, “TO EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH”! That is, the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day! The Gospel is not Good News to be practiced; but rather, simply BELIEVED!
We get saved by submitting to God's righteousness, which is through faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:3-4, “For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” Amen! Christ is the END OF THE LAW. The heretics today who teach Lordship Salvation are effectively claiming that the LAW has NO END. That is why they say foolish things; such as, that you have to repent of your sins, and continue repenting of your sins, for the rest of your life to be saved. That is exactly what Evangelists' Paul Washer and Ray Comfort teach. I've also heard this heresy taught on the “Unshackled” radio program by Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago.
Folks, this is not the new birth! When you admit that you are a guilty sinner in God's holy sight, and you place childlike trust in what Christ did to pay for your sins on the cross, believing that you're trusting in a miraculously risen Savior, you are immediately born-again, forever, and there is NOTHING that you must continue doing to be or stay saved. Eternal life is a free gift! You don't merit it. God only saves those who are trusting to be saved, not trying to be saved. Salvation is received, not achieved. Salvation is a take proposition, not a give proposition. You simply come as an ungodly sinner (Romans 4:5), which is the only qualification to be saved! God only saves SINNERS, not the self-righteous who have no need of a Savior! Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.
Beware of the damned Catholic religion! Please don't be fooled by Satan's ministers of unrighteousness, who deceitfully “APPEAR” as ministers of righteousness; for even the Devil is “transformed” as an actor into “an angel of light” to trick people (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15). The Devil is the father of all murderers and liars (John 8:44). Jesus came into the world to “bear witness unto THE TRUTH” (John 18:37b). Those who repent (change their mind) unto the truth come to Christ to be saved (John 3:19). Rituals cannot save anyone, they only offer false assurance to foolish people, who are blinded by religion from the saving power of the Gospel of free grace.
Please get saved my dear friend before it is to late. Someone has rightly said that, “Hell is truth seen too late!” In a sense, that is very true! Will that be you? Will you die in your sins (John 8:24) and go to burn in Hell forever (Revelation 20:15; 21:8), feeling so stupid and wishing to God that you had just listened when you had a chance (Luke 16:31), wishing that you could have just one more second of life to get saved? Well, guess what friend, you are still alive and you have that precious chance, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, so don't waste it!!! Please think about what I am saying! You have nothing to lose by getting saved, except being devoid of God's Holy Spirit in your life.
Perhaps that is exactly why you don't want to get saved. Romans 1:28, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” The love for sin hinders many people from coming to a holy God for salvation. They run from the light. John 3:19, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” That is where repentance comes into play. Repentance is simply a change of mind “toward God” (Acts 20:21). If a person sincerely believes the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen, it is because they have repented. It is not even necessary to bring up the subject of repentance when witnessing to someone. God Himself doesn't mention “repentance” in the Gospel of John, which is His Gospel tract (John 20:31).
Today's Spineless, Wuss, Spiritually Effeminate, Lukewarm Pastors
We are living in a time of spineless pastors, who think that being a coward is wisdom. Such shameful pastors think that it is ethical to go along to get along with the John MacArthur-loving Bob Jones University crowd. Sadly, most church pastors are NOT preachers! The average pastor couldn't preach his way out of a paperbag. Now, I'm not talking about having the ability to sway a crowd, shout dynamically from the pulpit, or have a thundering voice! No, I am simply talking about having the guts to say THE TRUTH, like it or lump it, this is the way it is!!! I do not know of many pastors today who have gonads big enough to offend anybody.
I admire Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, who is right when he says that most pastors are running away from the homosexual community in retreat, tossing a rock over their shoulder at the sodomites every so often while running away from them as cowards! Brother Anderson is so right!
I called one disgraceful Baptist pastor out on Guam for calling another apostate local Baptist church his “sister church.” I said, “Why are you wrongly bidding Godspeed to a so-called 'church' that promotes the heresy of Calvinism, uses satanic Alexandrian-based Bible versions and promotes John MacArthur?” That coward (a graduate of Dr. Ron Comfort's questionable Ambassador Bible College) actually replied that, “It's none of my business what they teach over there!” The theological fool just called them his “sister church”! If it's none of his business, as he hypocritically claims, then why doesn't he also support the Seventh-day Adventists or Jehovah's Witnesses? Just because a church calls themselves “Baptist” doesn't mean they are okay doctrinally! What a hypocrite! Do you see what he is doing? He is sinfully bidding “Godspeed” to satanic error and heresy, but is excusing his behavior by hiding behind an alleged wall of being “ethical.” What a foolish coward!
Sadly, that very same pastor told his congregation that he was saved from an NIV, which seriously makes me question if he is saved at all. If you think people can be saved from corruptible seed, you are messed up! (See 1st Peter 1:23.) I am ethical, which is why I have not returned to his church since. Those poor people! I do not leave a church that is less than perfect, I leave when the pastor starts acting like a big baby, a dictator and tries to control me. This is not communist North Korea. If there is one place on the planet where believers ought be allowed to tell THE TRUTH, it is in a local New Testament church; but sadly and tragically, most Baptist churches are so screwed-up doctrinally today that their pastors are half-cocked fools, as children who found their father's loaded gun. That is why most people WON'T attend churches today, because of stupid pastors! Yes, STUPID PASTORS!!! Jeremiah 10:21, “For the pastors are become brutish [insane], and have not sought the LORD [mammon is their God]: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.” That is exactly what is happening all across America today, because of doctrinally-corrupted, false-salvation-Calvinist-preaching, three-dozen-Bible-promoting, arrogantly proud, stupid pastors!
That same shameful pastor didn't even know where Jesus' blood is located. When I asked him where he believed Jesus blood is at today, he hadn't a clue! What does Ron Comfort teach his students? Bible college? I don't think so! By the way, I checked the website for the Ambassador Bible College and they deny the inspiration of the King James Bible, holding to the heretical view that only the “originals” are inspired. If that be true, we don't have God's Word today!!! Pensacola Christian College teaches the same garbage! The faith of young people is being destroyed in the inspiration of God's Word, by these damned of God Bible colleges! It is sickening!!!
Folks, it is sinful to bid Godspeed, that is, to sanction or support, churches that use counterfeit Bible versions and promote a false Calvinist gospel! Furthermore, that same shameful pastor has religious tracts on display in his church (it's not God's church anymore) that teach wrong repentance. Here is one of the church's horrible tracts, that I also found online! When I kindly pointed it out to the pastor, he couldn't have cared less, and the corrupt tracts are still there today. Thankfully, I am not! Pastors are sinfully proud today! You cannot speak the truth to them! They refuse to heed sound wisdom. They are fools!
The Holy Bible warns about “bidding Godspeed” to those ungodly religious people, who preach a false gospel, and promote false Bibles that corrupt the Gospel...
2nd John 1:9-11, “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
Kindly, Harvest Baptist Church (HBC) on Guam used to be King James Bible only, but since 1999 uses the perverted modern versions. I know from attending there for a year in 2013-2014 that there are some saved people there; but I also know firsthand that there are tares on staff who are NOT saved, who openly told me that works are required to be saved. This is what happens when you bring in the Devil's counterfeit Bible versions, and start promoting 5-point Calvinists like Dr. John MacArthur, who is so messed up that he says children cannot be saved. They love Paul Washer and Ray Comfort at HBC, but called me and Dr. Jack Hyles “a cult.” I gladly accept the unjust criticism! Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Thankfully, the present pastor is leaving soon to go work in some spiritually dead, dried-up, deeper-life, theological cemetery where he won't be able to do as much damage. We are at spiritual war folks, I don't care what people think anymore. Someone needs to preach the truth, like it or lump it. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!!!
I tell you, if a church is no longer preaching “the Gospel,” as taught in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, then how can they still be called a biblical “church”? I mean, to even qualify as a “lukewarm church,” you have to still preach the true Gospel, do you not? At what point is a church no longer a church? The answer is easy, when there are no longer any true born-again believers present. Our churches are filled today with tares (unsaved) and wheat (saved). The balance between these two will greatly depend on how much the Alexandrian-based Bibles are relied upon, as verses the incorruptible seed of the inspired King James Bible.
We need a whole new breed of Bible-preachers in America—who walk with God and pray for the power of the Holy Spirit, and who don't care about money, and would rather die than compromise the truth, and have God's unconditional love for everyone, and pursue holiness as our God is holy, and call false prophets by name, and preach the clarity of the simple Gospel of free grace, and believe that the King James Bible is inspired! And may I say, we need pastors today who preach hard, uncompromisingly and without apology, against the satanic religion of Roman Catholicism!!! The average pastor hasn't preached against the Catholic church in his life! Let one billion people go to Hell, right? I'm sick of shallow preachers! GET OUT OF THE PULPIT IF YOU WON'T SHELL THE CORN!!! We need truth-tellers!!!!!!! God deliver us from mama-fed, seminary-bred, knucklehead, deeper-life, ecumenical, pansies in the pulpit today!!! We need men of God, not career clergy. I say this all humbly, for I am just a sinner saved by God's grace. I am just a nobody, a clump of clay in the Potter's hands, preaching THE TRUTH!
Why Are People So Easily Deceived?
Isaiah 30:9b-13, “...this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.”
Notice in the preceding passage of Scripture that the core root of the problem is a rebellious heart. Rebellious people don't want to hear the truth, which is why genuine truth-telling preachers like Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) are not well received by rebellious Americans today. In sharp contrast, weak preachers like Joel Osteen (a motivational speaker), and Todd White (an entertainer), and John MacArthur (a false prophet who teaches Calvinism), are well received. Notice what the people said in Isaiah 30:10, “Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.” Wow! They wanted to hear DECEITS! They wanted to hear SMOOTH THINGS! They didn't want to hear RIGHT THINGS! They refused to hear the WORD OF GOD!!!
“It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.” —Horace Greeley (1811-1872)
Their whole problem was a rejection of THE TRUTH, which made them susceptible to every lie that Satan could throw at them.
It is tragic how one billion people follow the manmade traditions of the Catholic religion, while completely rejecting the inspired words of God. Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Isn't that strange how people would rather follow the teachings of mortal men, than to obey the commandments of a perfect God in the Holy Bible? Why do people foolishly do that? Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
The problem is that people are easily deceived. That is, people tend to go by what they hear. Even preachers are easily deceived, listening to whatever preachers are popular on the internet, radio and television. Since John MacArthur, Paul Washer and Ray Comfort are very popular, people listen to them. There are people who listen to me simply because I am here on the internet. That's just how things work! That is how cult leader Jim Jones led 1,000 people to drink the Kool-Aid that killed them! So please don't listen to me, nor anybody else, without VERIFYING everything with the Word of God. That is why I often provide a chapter and verse, citing my references so you can go check what I am saying. When people send me news stories and ask me to promote them, I ALWAYS go online to verify the claims, which sometimes prove to be false. I don't promote speculative things on my ministry websites.
We have plain, solid and irrefutable evidence that the Catholic church is of the Devil. 1st Timothy 4:1-3, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” h
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!!!
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'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
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(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
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