Truth Provided Newsletter 11-25-02
VATICAN DECLARES JESUS WEAK, YET SATAN STRONG!
In essence, the Roman Catholic church is declaring that it has the power to change normal bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Creator of all that is seen and unseen. They truly believe the host (Eucharist) is in fact the TRUE body and blood of Jesus Christ Himself, and is in fact worthy of worship and adoration. Since they think this, do you suppose this doctrine will cause them to believe they are above the Creator now?
"...the power of the priest is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world. ...thus the priest may be called the creator of the Creator..." -The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori, p. 33
"If anyone says that in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist (communion wafer), Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is not to be adored with the worship of latria, also outwardly manifested, and is consequently neither to be venerated with a special festive solemnity, nor to be solemnly borne about in procession according to the laudable and universal rite and custom of the holy Church, or it not to be set publicly before the people to be adored and the adorers thereof are idolaters, let him be anathema." Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent. Original text with English translation, by Rev. H.J. Schroeder, O.P., B. Herder Book Co. 1960, Canon 6
The Roman Catholic priests have literally been brainwashed into thinking they are not only above the Creator. They are taught they ARE the "creator of the Creator." They stand by this doctrine to such an extent that they have actually killed millions upon millions of people that denied the Eucharist was Jesus Christ incarnate during the prophesied "great tribulation" they personally enacted upon the true church of Jesus Christ during what history "softly" refers to as the dark ages. In fact, to this day it is placed in writing by the Vatican itself that those who do deny this doctrine, or any doctrine of Rome, should be damned, persecuted, sent to the flames, etc as is apparent in the following quotes.
"Experience teaches that there is no other remedy for
the evil, but to put heretics (Protestants) to death; for the (Romish)
church proceeded gradually and tried every remedy: at first she merely
excommunicated them; afterwards she added a fine; then she banished them; and
finally she was constrained to put them to death." -Cardinal Bellarmine
famous champion of Romanism cited by Schumucker p. 76
" 'The church,' says [Martin] Luther, 'has never burned a heretic.' . . I reply that this argument proves not the opinion, but the ignorance or impudence of Luther. Since almost infinite numbers were either burned or otherwise killed, Luther either did not know it, and was therefore ignorant, or if he was not ignorant, he is convicted of impudence and falsehood,--for that heretics were often burned by the [Catholic Church may be proved from many examples."--Robert Bellarmine, Disputationes de Controversiis, Tom. II, Lib. III, cap. XXII, 1628 edition [Bellarmine is one of the most respected Jesuit teachers in the history of the Gregorian University in Rome, the largest Jesuit training school in the world].
"The church may by Divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their persons, and condemn them to the flames." -Vatican II
Who is a heretic you might ask? If you are not Catholic, then YOU are a heretic according to Rome.
Now that we have a basic and fair definition of this doctrine along with an understanding of just how importantly Rome thinks about it. Be prepared to see how Rome uses this doctrine to declare Jesus Christ a WEAK and useless Creator God. Fact is, as you have just witnessed, they already claim themselves capable of "creating the Creator." So the following Roman Catholic authenticated dogmatic statements regarding this doctrine should be of no surprise to you.
Power of Consecrating:
The supreme power of the priestly office is the power of consecrating. 'No act is greater,' says St. Thomas, 'than the consecration of the body of Christ.' In this essential phase of the sacred ministry, the power of the priest is not surpassed by that of the bishop, the archbishop, the cardinal or the pope. Indeed it is equal to that of Jesus Christ. For in this role the priest speaks with the voice and the authority of God Himself. When the priest pronounces the tremendous works of Consecration, he reaches up into heavens, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the victim for the sins of man.
"It is a power greater than that of monarchs and emperors: it is greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed it is greater even than the power of the Virgin Mary. For, while the Blessed Virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man - not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.
"Of what sublime dignity is the office of the Christian priest who is thus privileged to act as the ambassador and the vicegerent of Christ on earth! He continues the essential ministry of Christ; he teaches the faithful with the authority of Christ, he pardons the penitent sinner with the power of Christ, he offers up again the same sacrifice of adoration and atonement which Christ offered on Calvary. No wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially found of applying to the priest is that of 'alter Christus.' For the priest is and should be another Christ" (Faith of Millions, John O'Brien, Ph.D., LL.D., 268-269, "nihil obstat" by Rev. T. E. Dillon-Censor Librorum and "imprimatur" by John Francis Noll, D.D. -Bishop of Fort Wayne).
"The priest says: Hoc est corpus meum, he has to say it for the validity of the consecration. Meum! But it is not he who says these words; his voice indeed we hear, but he is only the instrument of the Sovereign Priest: our Lord speaks through His minister. The glory of this minister consists precisely in disappearing, in allowing Jesus to act through his personality: Sacerdos alter Christus. This Christ now offering Himself to God by the hands of the priest is the same Christ who is in heaven. Same happiness, same power, same majesty. He is performing the same acts, offering the same adorations, the same thanksgiving, the same prayers. He, the object of the beatitude of the elect, is now in the hands of the priest: Agnoscite quod agitis. But if really the priest causes our Lord to be present on the altar, if he offers Him, whilst Jesus is now in heaven, have we not to conclude that it is from the very bosom of the Father that the priest draws this divine Victim? Agnoscite quod agitis". (Our Priesthood, Rev.Joseph Bruneau, S.D.D., 149-151, "nihil obstat" by M.F. Dinneen, S.S.,D.D. -Censor deputatus, "imprimatur" by James Cardinal Gibbons -Archbishop of Baltimore, "Re-Imprimatur" by Michael J. Curley -Archbishop of Baltimore).
"...we find in the obediance to the words of his
priests --- Hoc est Corpus Meum ---
God Himself descends on the altar, that he comes whenever they call him, and as often as they call him, and places himself in their hands, even though they should be his enemies. And after having come, he remains, entirely at their disposal; they move him as they please, from one place to another; they may, if they wish, shut him up in the tabernacle, expose him on the altar, or carry him outside the church; they may, if they choose, eat his flesh, and give him for the food of others. 'Oh, how very great is their power!' -The Dignity of the Priesthood by Ligouri p. 26,27
So... according to documented Catholic sources, the Vatican is declaring that the priests of Rome have the power to REMOVE Christ from His Throne, regardless if He desires to come off that Throne, because "Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command" EVEN IF THEY ARE HIS ENEMIES?! They are declaring that even a decadent sinning priest has more power than Christ Himself! Now you know why they claim the child molesting priests of Rome are STILL considered priests. They can't go against their doctrines. Do some research and you will find that all the priests that are jailed for child molestation are STILL considered ordained priests of Roman Catholicism worthy of the title and still capable of removing Christ from His throne. The Roman Catholic church refuses to excommunicate those priests even if they are convicted and JAILED for such hideous crimes as child molestation!.
Now since we know that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all that is seen and unseen. For Scriptures do in fact confirm, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." - John 1:3 This means the Roman Catholic priest, 'A CREATED BEING' believes he has powers above that of His Creator. In fact, one would think that the priest is in fact a god, right? Historic fact is, Rome HAS said... "Indeed, it is not too much to say that in view of the sublimity of their offices the priests are so many gods." (-The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori p, 36) Seeing how they believe they are "gods." This would mean the Pope himself would even be above them, for he IS their leader. Fact is, the Pope has indeed declared that IN WRITING in numerous documents...
"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.
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 140.
"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.
For a VERY long list of similar quotes,
With that in mind, READ THIS ARTICLE...
September 12, 2000 08:12 CDT
A British newspaper has reported an unusual encounter with the devil in the Vatican, with Pope Paul II, himself, attempting an exorcism of a possessed young woman.
The Telegraph reported "the Pope carried out an impromptu exorcism on a teenage girl after she began screaming insults in a cavernous voice during an audience in the Vatican City. Despite the Pope's efforts and those of his chief 'Satan-buster,' Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the girl remained possessed. The Devil's voice sneeringly laughed from within her at the Pope's failed attempt to drive him away," said the British news organization. -Staff Writer Sally Suddock
THE Pope carried out an impromptu exorcism on a teenage girl after she began "screaming insults in a cavernous voice" during an audience in the Vatican City, it emerged at the weekend.
Despite the Pope's efforts and those of his chief "Satan-buster", Fr Gabriele Amorth, the girl remained "possessed". The Devil's voice "sneeringly laughed from within her" at the Pope's failed attempt to drive him away.
"The Devil went to the Vatican," the Il Messaggero newspaper in Rome reported after being told of the incident by Fr Amorth. He said the exorcism had been the Pope's third in his 22-year papacy.
The paper said that although there may have been other instances of people being possessed in the Vatican, last week's incident had been "spectacular" and Satan had "shown his muscles". The incident occurred during last Wednesday's general audience in a packed St Peter's Square. Suddenly the unnamed 19-year-old girl from Monza began shouting "in a cavernous voice and as if in a fit of rage".
Constrained by Vatican guards, she was said to have displayed "a super-human strength" as she violently pushed them away. Bishop Gianni Danzi, Secretary-General of Vatican City, intervened and sought to calm her by showed her a crucifix. But she began "insulting him, uttering disconnected phrases, and speaking in unknown tongues".
Bishop Danzi hurriedly informed the Pope's private secretary, Mgr Stanislao Dziwisz, who in turn told the pontiff. After driving around the piazza in his Popemobile, the Pope talked to the girl, exorcised her, and stayed with her for half an hour. He prayed for her and assured her that he would say a Mass for her the next day "to obtain her liberation".
But it appeared afterwards that the Pope's intervention had only a temporary effect on the girl. She was said to have been "possessed since she was 12", as a result of someone putting a curse on her out of hatred for her parents. She had been taken by her mother and father to the audience in the hope that a papal blessing would be of some benefit.
Fr Amorth claimed that the Vatican had attempted to cover up the affair. He said: "I exorcised the very same girl on [the day before the indident] together with another exorcist, Fr Giancarlo Gramolazzo.
"She is a splendid girl in terms of purity and goodness. Her case of possession by the Devil is terrible. It moves one to pity to see her suffer so, all bent over and contracted."
Kind of reminds you of a similar event recorded in Scripture doesn't it...
Like those that had no faith in Jesus, but plenty of faith in Paul the "man", the pope and his HEAD EXORCIST were unable to remove mere demons from this girl. Like the sons of Sceva, the Pope only has faith in mankind. YET, in the doctrine of TRANSUBSTANTIATION the lowly priests is said to have the power to remove Christ from His throne?
You do know what this means don't you? The Roman Catholic pope, and ALL his priests are now exposed IN WRITING as LIARS. And worse than this, they are making a mockery of Jesus Christ Himself. They are openly declaring now to all the world that MERE DEMONS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN JESUS! How? They say they CAN remove Christ from His throne, but they can NOT remove Satan from his! That's right! That's exactly what they allowed Satan to preach to the masses that very day in the Vatican itself when the Pope and his head exorcist could NOT cast a demon out of a young girl. EVERY Catholic believes the priests have the power to REMOVE Christ from His throne in the mass because they are taught over and over again at each an every mass they attend. And here they now have proof right before their eyes and the eyes of hundreds of witnesses INSIDE THE VATICAN that the priests can NOT remove Satan from his throne!
By the way... 5 months later, the Vatican actually told a "NOW RECORDED" bold face LIE to all those that have the ability to read. They did this to try and save face because of the failed exorcism. Notice this article...
W O R L D N E W S S T O R
Pope notches up three exorcisms
19 February 2002
VATICAN CITY: Pope John Paul has performed three exorcisms during his 23-year pontificate, including one as recently as September, one of the Catholic Church's leading exorcists said on Monday. Father Gabriele Amorth told Italy's La Stampa newspaper that the Pope had carried out his first exorcism in 1982. "This girl was rolling around on the ground. People in the Vatican had never seen anything like it. For us exorcists it is run of the mill," Amorth said. The Pope has since taken part in two more exorcisms, including that of a 20-year-old woman in September, to underline the importance of the ceremony. "He carried out these exorcisms because he wanted to give a powerful example. He wanted to give the message that we must once again start exorcising those who are possessed by demons," Amorth said. For Roman Catholics, exorcism is the casting out of what is believed to be an evil spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands. Amorth said possession by demons took many shapes. "I have seen many strange things . . . objects such as nails spat out. The devil told a woman that he would make her spit out a transistor radio and lo and behold she started spitting out bits and pieces of a radio transistor," he said. "I have seen levitations, and a force that needed six or eight men to hold the person still. Such things are rare, but they happen," he said. Amorth said the woman whom the Pope exorcised in September was still undergoing treatment. "It's a very serious case. A series of curses," he said. The interview was published a day after the Pope warned of the daily temptations of the devil during his Sunday address. "The devil, the 'prince of this world', even today continues his insidious actions. Each and every man . . . is tempted by the devil when he least expects it," the Pope said. The official Roman Catholic exorcism starts with prayers, the blessing and sprinkling of holy water, the laying of hands on the possessed, and the making of the sign of the cross. It ends with the priest commanding the devil to leave the possessed person.
The Vatican is stating the exorcism worked in September? PLUS, the Vatican stated the girl is still undergoing treatment? Why does she need treatment? Was not the demon cast out as they just stated? When Jesus or His Apostles cast out demons they came out IMMEDIATELY and they did not need to have repeated "exorcisms" done to them. The power of Jesus Christ is not only MASSIVE, its UNIVERSAL and all demons, including Satan, know that. Fact is, the Pope and his "head exorcist" could NOT cast out the demons from that girl because, "if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?" -Matthew 12:26
BTW... in the second article it is stated... "The official Roman Catholic exorcism starts with prayers, the blessing and sprinkling of holy water, the laying of hands on the possessed, and the making of the sign of the cross. It ends with the priest commanding the devil to leave the possessed person."
Search the Scriptures... does it speak of holy water? NO! Does it speak of making the sign of the cross? NO! Laying on of hands without oil? NO!
Ask any "knowledgeable" Catholic who knows about the inner workings of the church of Rome regarding exorcisms and they will tell you that exorcisms sometimes take months and even years to work, if at all. That in itself proves Rome has absolutely no power at all. In fact, MANY Catholics and even non-Catholics have sub-consciously been taught that Satan is far more powerful than Jesus because a mere Catholic priest can pull Him from His throne, but a mere demon directed by Satan is much more than even the Pope himself can handle! Fact is people. If the pope or his priests had the power they say they have in transubstantiation, it would be a snap to cast demons out!
These "vagabonds" in Rome, as in Acts chapter 19, have no faith in Christ whatsoever, and that is why they have no power over Satan or his demons. They, like the sons of Sceva have faith in MAN. Period! And that is why they glorify MANKIND in Rome. Seriously! Walk into ANY Roman Catholic church and what do you see?
Now... look around. What else do you see?
In the Roman Catholic church you see MANKIND depicted as being able to help you. But Jesus Christ is either DEAD or a helpless child being held or helped by mankind. Catholic's are taught, as were the sons of Sceva, to look upon Jesus Christ as unable to help you, but MANKIND can help you. In fact, notice that ALL the statues of mankind in the Roman Catholic churches have kneelers in front of them! The church of Rome boldly teaches that God the Father is also helpless! They shout boldly that ONLY MAN can hear your prayers! That's why the kneelers before the statues of MANKIND!
Case in point. What will this "faith in mankind" prevent the Catholic from experiencing?2 Corinthians 11:23-31 states, "Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not."
Is not the Pope suppose to be the leader of the Catholic people? Is he not to be their example of Christian faith? Is he not suppose to show the weak in faith how a man of God trusts his Creator and by so doing glorify the Almighty at the same time? Shame on him for making such a vile and disgusting statement! Shame on him for making all Catholics appear to be as weak as he is! Shame on him for proclaiming the Almighty is a weak and useless God! I have met many Catholics in my ministry that have far greater faith than this man will ever have!
So I ask, when will the faithful Catholic stand up and proclaim that this church is no longer blessed of God? When will the true Christians still in this church open their eyes and see what their church leaders have done to their house of worship? When will the strong and God fearing Catholic shout from the rooftops that Hell has prevailed against the gates of this church! I know they are still in there! I have met them and Revelation 18:1-4 states plainly that they are still in their. Fact is the elect is in ALL the corrupted churches of the World. And as Revelation 18:1-4 states, they are about to LEAVE! THEY HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!
Pray for them my friends. Pray that they too will soon see that the church they call home has become "the habitation of devils and the hold of ever foul spirit?" Pray that they will leave this "cage of every unclean bird" before the PLAGUES of Revelation fall upon them. For soon, very soon, all the world will see with their very owns eyes that the Scriptures were RIGHT! And Rome is WRONG!
*** By the way, some will come forward and say the priests that tried to cast the demon out of that young girl were no doubt lacking in some spiritual areas and are not the personification of the Catholic faith. Remind them that the Pope himself was TOTALLY unable to cast those demons out as well! Also remind them that the office of Pope is looked upon as the ultimate position a priest can hope to obtain. And since the "ultimate Catholic," who is the Pope, was unable to cast these demons out. That proves ALL the priests, including the Pope are as phony as the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:13-16.
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