If I may,
I would like to better define the lines between a Christian church and an
actual cult. All too often the word cult is addressed to people that believe in
the second coming, trust the Bible, or just plain home school their children.
What amazes me is how often it is the Catholic church that labels people with
the title cult, when they themselves sport all the earmarks of a cult. This is
an ancient technique designed to hide the truth in plain sight.
When the commandment
keeping, prophecy understanding children of God came out of hiding about 200
years ago, the Roman church with their many millions of members decided they
should be immediately tagged a cult. Reason being, not only were these
Christians embracing the Law of God as a fruit of true Christianity, they also
had an uncanny ability to match prophetic facts with historic documentation. Rome of course
didn’t like that one bit. They feared their message because they were the ones
being unmasked. Every prophecy that has ever been uttered in Scripture
regarding Antichrist was now being uncovered and explained using un-refutable evidence.
The finger was pointing directly at the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.
Thousands of years of History had now afforded these Christians with ample
evidence that was readily available. To lend credence to their message, the
Bible itself was now being printed for the common man allowing him to verify
all that was being said. No more did the Vatican have the
ability to burn the bibles and translate them into the dead Latin language. The
prophetic fulfillment of the Bible’s ability to witness absolute truth has
allowed almost anyone with a competent knowledge of history a valid method by
which to identify Antichrist. Rome knew they
had no way of defending itself with the Bible because it was the very book
exposing them. Instead, they reared up on their heels, took a deep breath, and yelled
CULT as loud as she could to try and prevent the truth from exposing them as
the true and easily identified as well as prophecied Cult of ages.
nature has proven that the natural reaction to the mass opinion is to always go
with the crowd. In other words, the mind-set had been cultivated that declares,if everyone is saying it, it must be true.
Problem with that thought process is, when it comes to Scriptural facts, the
crowd theology is always wrong. Case in point, the entire planet back in Noah’s
day thought Noah was just some crazed lunatic building a boat on dry land. They
came to the conclusion that his preaching that the end of the world was coming
by a flood was not accepted by anyone with common sense.
has in fact proven that before this time in earth’s history, it had NEVER
rained on the planet. The earth was well watered within as well as by a gentle
dew each morning. No one believed Noah when he said water would come from above
and flood the earth. The great firmament was still in place, the great deep was
still just under the earth’s crust that was not only watering the soil and
roots, it was gently warming it as well due to the close proximity of the
earth’s magma. So, rain as we see today was simply not necessary. The plants
had all the water they needed, the atmosphere was hyperbolic in nature. So the
thought of rain, let alone clouds in the air seemed absolutely insane to the
majority. Did their adamant disbelief somehow stop the now scientifically
proven global flood from coming? No it did not. Scientists have not only proven
a global flood occurred. They have also found pillow lava that can only form
under water, as well as large salt formations on most mountains, including Mt.Ararat. Not to
mention the actual petrified ark of Noah that has been probed, flown over and
even photographed over the years. In fact…
·Marco Polo wrote of seeing it during his travels
·In 1883 a Turkish expedition documented the ark’s existence upon Mt
·In 1916 during World War I, Russian pilot Lt. Zabalotski photographed
the ark while on a reconnaissance mission
·In 1944 a photo of the ark appeared in an issue of the “Stars &
Stripes” publication of the US military
·In 1959 F100 Jet Fighter pilot Gregor Schwinghammer sighted the ark
·And Ron Bennet, UPI White House photographer, during the Carter
administration was on board Air Force One, while on an escorted flight over Mt.Ararat. He was
told along with everyone else on board to look out their windows and see for
themselves NOAH’S ARK!
is there, and there was a global flood. We now know this. The majority in
Noah’s day stated Noah was wrong. The majority, or shall I say, the entire
planet figured since everyone else thought Noah was mistaken in his prophetic
declarations, he must be wrong. How can the whole planet be wrong they thought?
How can this one man, and his small family be the only true followers of God?
no different today! When the commandment keeping and prophecy understanding child
of God came out of hiding directly after Rome paused killing the Christians,
they started to proclaim prophetic facts that angered the dragon. Satan knew
his methods of deception, and crowd theology worked real well in Noah’s day. As
the saying goes, if it works don’t fix it, right? So, the Devil prodded the
prelates of Rome to
proclaim the true Christians to be a cult simply because they didn’t go along
with the new majority, which is of course the hundreds of millions of Catholics
that were taught to blindly accept what their leaders said as truth. These
peculiar people that are keeping what the Vatican called
the “Jewish Sabbath,” had to be a cult. Look at how strange they are Rome said!
They don’t go to church in Sunday like we do! They don’t embrace the doctrines that
we do! They don’t believe our Pope is holy like we do! So they must be a cult.
this lie of Rome was,
there will always be people out there that will open their bibles to verify the
Truth. They are called the elect. According to Matthew 24:24, the elect can not
can we tell the difference between a cult and a Christian church? Finding a
Christian church is rather easy. It’s one that will adhere to the Christian
God’s Bible as the sole authority. I have a page on the site, called “Remnant Christian Fruits” in
the “Bible Truths” section of the website that lays out 8 of the major biblical
teachings that we can
use to identify the true remnant church, or Bride of Christ in the last days.
If we were to look for this church we must not settle for just any church. We
must make sure it is exactly as the Word of God describes it to be. It won’t
step off that platform of Truth no matter what the cost.
A cult on the other hand ignores the
written Word of God in key areas. They will twist Scripture to their end but leave
just enough truth to appear as a church. Looking closer, we find they don’t
rely on Scripture at all. In fact they rely on what Jesus refers to as
doctrines of demons and traditions of man over and above the Scripture. Here is
the key we will use in our investigation.
One more thing is the cult will
always seek to go against biblical jurisprudence, or actual Christian truths as
is found in the Bible. All one needs to do in this respect is to look at the
church in question, investigate its doctrines and teachings to do as the
Berean’s of Acts chapter 17 did. We must see what they have to preach, and then
open a Bible to see if those things are so.
So.. let’s do that with Roman
Catholicism shall we? Does it stand up to the acid test of truth? Do they go by
a simple whatsoever saith the Lord? The Vatican does claim to be a Christian church
does it not? So let’s see if that is so? If they are a Christian church, then
they won’t have a problem with the Christian Bible.
Biblical jurisprudence is defined by
Isaiah when he says, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." (Isaiah
8:20) Bringing a Bible into the mix is an absolute necessity when a church
proclaims to be Christian, yet has fruit that says otherwise. You can use a
Bible to expose non-Christian faiths as well of course, but not as effectively
as you can with so called followers of Christ because Muslims, Buddhists, or
even Zoroastrian nuns don’t accept him as Lord. So when you walk up to them
with a Bible they don’t understand that book as truth. They ignore it. In that
respect the Bible is only effective to the believer that holds it. But as I
said earlier, Rome claims Christ as Lord. So the Bible will have to be
the method by which she must be tested! Isaiah made that very clear.
In my research over the years I have
found many signs of cultic activity in many churches. Of course there are far
too many of these signs to mention. So I will concentrate on what I like to
refer to as the SIX MAJOR SIGNS OF A CULT. If the church you are investigating
has more then one of these, there is a good chance this is a church that has stepped
off the platform of truth and should be avoided at all cost. But if they have
ALL SIX, then this is most assuredly a bonafide, died in the wool actual cult
we are dealing with.
Every cult has a single powerful
human leader. In fact, all cult leaders will proclaim themselves a god on
earth. Do you recall Jim Jones? or Charles Manson? They both proclaimed
themselves to be Jesus Christ. Did you know the Pope does this as well? Listen
to what the Pope's of Rome have to say in that regard.
"The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus
Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of
flesh." Catholic National July 1895.
"We hold upon this earth the place
of God Almighty" ...Pope Leo XIII Encyclical Letter of June 20, 1894,
"For thou art the shepherd, thou art the
physician, thou art the director, thou art the husbandman, finally thou art another
God on earth." Labbe and Cossart's "History of the
Councils." Vol. XIV, col. 109
The title "Lord God the Pope"
is found within a gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, title 14, chapter
4, In an Antwerp edition of the Extravagantes, the words, "Dominum Deum
Nostrum Papam" (Our Lord God the Pope) can be found in column 153. In a Paris edition, they are found in column
"The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the
land . . . He is the vicegerent of Christ, and is not only a priest forever,
but also King of kings and Lord of lords"--La Civilta
Cattolica, March 18, 1871.
"It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal
Church from his place
upon Christ's cross," said Bishop Dunn, who traveled with seven other prelates to Rome. Taken from an article entitled,
"Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross" AUCKLAND, New Zealand, SEPT. 20, 2004 -Zenit.org
(Article # ZE04092001)
OUR BIBLE SAYS...
Isaiah 45:22, "Look unto me,
and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God,
and there is none else."
John 14:6, "Jesus saith
unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me."
The cult leaders word, or teachings
of the cult become absolute truth over shadowing the Word of God. In fact, ALL
cult leaders declare their traditions are above the Bible. They must do this
because the Bible exposes them. They need to make the Bible appear fallible so
as to ingrain the thought process that makes man’s word appear superior to
God’s Word. What does the Vatican say about their tradition?
"The Pope has power to change times, to
abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of
Christ. The Pope has authority and has often exercised it, to dispense
with the command of Christ." - Decretal, de Tranlatic
"...the church is above the Bible, and
the transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact" Catholic
Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.
"The authority of the church could therefore not
be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had
changed...the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by
its own authority."Canon and Tradition, p. 263
(82) As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and
interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "DOES NOT derive
her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. BOTH
SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION MUST BE ACCEPTED AND HONORED WITH EQUAL
SENTIMENTS OF DEVOTION AND REVERENCE. Catechism of Catholic Doctrine
"The Scriptures indeed is a divine book but it is
a dead letter, which has to be explained, and cannot exercise the
action which the preacher can obtain." -Our Priesthood, p. 155
They also state that the Bible is a…
"...A dead and speechless book." -Roman
Catholic booklet entitled “Question Box”, p. 67
"The doctrines of the Catholic Church are entirely independent of Holy Scripture."
-Familiar Explanation of Catholic Doctrine, Rev. M. Muller, p.151.
OUR BIBLE SAYS...
Mark 7:7, "Howbeit in vain do
they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
Isaiah , "To the law
and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is
because there is no light in them."
Each cult uses force to coerce its
members into submission. Most cults today will use high pressure tactics to get
people to not only join them, they also resort to extreme measures to make them
stay. They do this mainly because they know the loved ones of their converts
would eventually reveal their hidden evil agenda to them causing them to leave
the cult. Is there evidence to support the fact the Roman Catholic church tries
to use force to convert people to Catholicism?
"For teaching faith contrary to the teaching of the
Church of Rome, history records the martyrdom of more than 100 million
people ." Brief Bible Readings p. 16 Harvest Time books
"There was no village of the Vaudois valleys but had
its martyrs. The Waldenses were burned; they were
cast into damp and horrid dungeons; they were smothered
in crowds in mountain caverns, mothers and babes, and old men and women
together; they were sent out into exile in the winter night, unclothed
and unfed, to climb the snowy mountains; they were hurled over
the rocks; their houses and lands were taken from them;
their children were stolen to be indoctrinated with the religion which
they abhorred. Rapacious individuals were sent among them to strip
them of their property, to persecute and exterminate them. Thousands of
heretics" or Waldenses, "old men, women and children, were hung,
quartered, broken upon the wheel, or burned alive and their property
confiscated for the benefit of the king, and Holy See."-Thompson - The
Papacy and the Civil Power
"The Catholic Church has persecuted ...
when she thinks it is good to use physical force she will use it...
Will the Catholic Church give bond that she will not persecute?... The Catholic
Church gives no bonds for her *good behaviour*." -Western
Watchman, Dec. 24, 1908 (emphasis added)
"On August 24, 1527, Roman Catholics in France, by prearranged plan, under Jesuit
influence, murdered 70,000 Protestants within the space of two months.
The Pope rejoiced when he heard the news of the successful outcome."-(Roman
Catholic publication) The Western Watchman, Nov.21, 1912
Foxes book of Martyrs reports Rome killed over 500 MILLION
Christians during their prophecied attack on Christ and His bride.
The reason Rome killed these Christians is widely
known. Even recently, (March 12, 2000) the Vatican admitted they did this to
Christians thinking they were doing God’s will just as Jesus predicted they
John 16:2-3, "They shall put you out of the
synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think
that he doeth God service.And
these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the
Father, nor me."
They thought their forceful methods would
bring many into the church. It’s true, they did bring people in, but those
people were weak and fearful of Rome torturous acts and they denied
Christ merely to save their lives. Sadly, Jesus said in Luke , "Whosoever shall seek to save
his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve
it." Many went to Christ-less graves simply because they chose to do as Rome demanded over what God commanded.
However, there were many that will see a better resurrection because they
trusted the Jesus of the Bible and exposed the Antichrist of Rome all the way
to their graves.
And by the way, for those of you
that think it’s impossible for Rome to kill 500 million Christians
during its 1260 year prophecied reign. Which was from 538ad to 1798ad. Let’s do
the math shall we? If they only killed HALF of the 70,000 as that article said
they killed every two months, that would actually equate to, Rome killing only 210,000 Christians
each year. Or, 2,100,000 every 10 years, or 210,000.000 every 100 years. But
history proves, and Rome admitted, to killing for 1260 years. So, if we are
gentle in our math and state Rome killed only 210,000 a year, even
though they admitted to killing twice that already in writing. That would
equate to them easily killing well over 2,520,000.000 innocent people over the
course of 1260 years. And that’s not counting those they killed spiritually.
So, the next time someone shows you historic evidence that Rome killed a mere
500 Million during their 1260 year first prophecied reign, it will seem a bit
more easy to believe now won’t it?
OUR BIBLE SAYS...
Luke 3:14, "…Do violence to no
Each cult leader will teach a Jesus
that is not found in the Scriptures. Like Jim Jones, or Charles Manson, their
version of "Jesus" was light-years from the true Jesus of the Bible.
Do we see a different Jesus in the Roman Catholic church as well? Do they really
preach the Jesus of the Bible in Rome?
Do they preach Jesus as Savior when
their Popes GLORIFY Mary as Co-Saviour?
Do they preach Jesus as their High
priest when the Roman priests are drunks, smokers, & Sodomite child
Do they preach Jesus peaceful while killing
500 million Christians during the dark ages?
Do they preach Jesus as infallible
while placing tradition over and above His Word?
Do they preach Jesus’ death as
sufficient when they teach of Purgatory instead of Salvation in Jesus?
Do they preach Jesus’ cross
sufficient when teaching you must individually suffer to be saved?
Do they preach Jesus’ cross
sufficient when selling Indulgences to escape Hellfire?
Do they preach Jesus as the only mediator
to the Father while going to Priest for forgiveness?
Do they preach Jesus as Creator when
the Pope said in 1996 and 1998 "Evolution is fact" making Jesus
the Creator a liar?
Do they preach Jesus as a wise
steward of finances when they teach gambling is acceptable Christ-like
activity at their church Carnivals, Casino nights, and Bingo halls?
Do they preach Jesus as truthful
when the Pope praises and embraces Buddhism, Wicca, and Islam as
acceptable faiths in the ecumenical movement?
Do they preach Jesus merciful when
they preach that "Fellow believers" stoned Stephan on Roman
Do they preach Jesus 100% capable of
protecting you when the Pope drives a bullet proof pope-mobile?
Do they preach Jesus as all
embracing Saviour when the Pope preaches you MUST be loyal to him to be
Do they preach Jesus as worthy of
worship when you must bow down to the Pope and kiss his ring?
Do they preach Jesus’ Word as worthy
while killing half a billion for reading His Word?
Do they preach Jesus’ adult baptism
as an example when they baptize babies?
Do they preach Jesus worthy of
hearing when they put His Bible on the "forbidden book" list in the
Council of Valencia in1229ad
Do they preach Jesus’ commandments
are holy when they "venerate" crosses, statues, images, and
relics. And remove the second Commandment from their Catechism books?
Do they preach Jesus’ Law regarding
idols as truth when they preach you must worship a wafer as God?
Do they preach Jesus is the only way
to be saved when they preach a "scapular" will save you from the
fires of Hell instead of Jesus?
Do they preach Jesus’ Word is the
only Truth when they put books in the Bible that Jesus nor the Apostles
ever quoted from, and most theologians have found to be uninspired and
Do they preach Jesus was the only
one without sin when they say Mary was "utterly without sin" as
Do they preach Jesus the only source
of Truth by calling the Pope infallible and Jesus fallible?
Do they preach Jesus God, when the
Pope himself states to all the world that "He is god"?
Do they preach Jesus will save you
when the Pope proclaims that the "church" is a must for
Do they preach Jesus as merciful and
kind when they slowly torture hundreds of millions of His followers to
Do they preach Jesus as tolerant and
hopeful when they destroy entire countries for political gain?
Do they preach Jesus as Lord of the
Sabbath when they put it in writing that they abolish His Sabbath
altogether and force others to comply?
OUR BIBLE SAYS...
1 John 4:3, "And every
spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not
of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that
it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
Isaiah , "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
A Cult will teach a Gospel of good works in place of the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. Again, like Jim Jones, Charles Manson, and even some of the more
"gentle" cults of today. Their leaders always taught that you must work
your way to Heaven. Jim Jones declared the Kool-Aid a work that will “set them
free.” Charles Manson declared murder their good works. Of course, some cults
will use works of murder and mayhem, while still there are others that use good
works as their requirement. Does the Catholic church teach you can gain Heaven
by what you do instead of what Jesus did?
The doctrine and practice of indulgences in
the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance. What
is an indulgence? "An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal
punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the
faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed
conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of
redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions
of Christ and the saints." "An indulgence is partial or plenary
according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due
to sin." Indulgences may be applied to the living or the dead. The
Catechism of the Catholic church says: (Indulgences/good works) Item# 1471 Page
An indulgence is obtained through the Church who, by virtue
of the power of binding and loosing granted her by Christ Jesus, intervenes in
favor of individual Christians and opens for them the treasury of the merits of
Christ and the saints to obtain from the Father of mercies the remission
of the punishments due for their sins. Thus the Church does not want
simply to come to the aid of these Christians, but also to spur them to works
of devotion, penance, and charity.Ibid Item# 1478 Page 413
Since the faithful departed now being purified are also
members of the same communion of saints, one way we can help them is to obtain
indulgences for them, so that the temporal punishments due for
their sins may be remitted. Ibid Item# 1479 Page 413
(NOTE: They do not mention Indulgences are
received by BUYING THEM here.)
OUR BIBLE SAYS...
Ephesians 2:9, "Not of works,
lest any man should boast."
Ephesians 2:8, "For by grace
are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of
Romans , "... the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Cults often urge their converts to
leave their families. This is a common feature wherein the cult leaders force
their converts away from families to prevent them from learning the truth about
the cult they are now a member of. All too often some governments actually step
in to break up such "communes" because of what has been happening
lately. Their reasoning for doing this has to do with the mass suicides many of
these cults are known for. I recall back in the 70’s how cults were the focus
of many interventions. A family member or friend would be lured away by some
cult member. Once there, they are brainwashed, and taught everyone outside the
cult are evil and hell-bent on their destruction. So, friends or family, and
often both would abduct the loved one back from the cult and bring them to a
neutral location where they try to bring them back to reality. In these
interventions they would attempt to re-educate, or un-wash their brains during
a long series of conversations with loved ones. This was usually done by a cult
specialist that would come in and show the affected loved one how the cult had
twisted numerous Bible verses to get them to believe their lies over actual
truth. It would usually take several days to even weeks in some cases to get
the loved one to realize the truth.
Does the Roman Catholic church have
a communal structure? Do they house some of their converts so as to keep them
away from their family members?This is
the easiest of all cultic evidences to expose. The Roman Catholic church is
infamous for its Rectories, Convents, and Monasteries
Is a Place were only male priests live permanently away from their family.
Is a Place were nuns permanently live away from their family. Cloistered nuns
rarely see strangers, let alone family.
Is a place where monks are housed away from society as well as their families
and oftentimes in complete silence.
Romans 1:22-32 describes Roman
Catholicism with uncanny accuracy!
It states... "Professing
themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the
uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and
fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up
to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own
bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and
worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for
ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for
even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned
in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,
and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
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;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,
covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;
whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding,
covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who
knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of
death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
Revelation 18:1-5, "And after these things I saw another
angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with
his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is
fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have
drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth
have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed
rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 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. For her sins have reached unto
heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."
Besides the largest and
most dangerous cult. The Roman Catholic Church. There are other cults out there
as we all well know. One in particular I would like to bring to your attention.
It is attacking the SDA church from within its ranks as did the Roman Catholic
church so long ago. They disguise themselves as Sabbath keeping Christians with
a strange twist on the Scriptures. It is the Yahweh and Yeshua movement that I
like to refer to as the YAHcult.
Please understand, not everyone that embraces
the biblical name of God are of this YAHcult. The major keys to watch for are
they insist you will burn in Hell if you use any other name for God or His Son,
and most of them also push the Feast Days as an absolute requirement to gain