Absolutely great post, Guest .. and thank you.<quoted text>
You never grasped what the Church is. The spirit that opened your eyes is not the Holy Spirit. I'm sorry for you.
There were cults even in the days of Paul and the Apostles! Now THAT means that your church "could possibly be" a cult. No?
I am sorry, for YOU, that you cannot see the that Catholic Church is, indeed, the world's largest (so called "Christian") Cult, headed up by the Pope.
Those willing to allow themselves to be reasoned with, can see that the church is evil, and always has been. God does not support evil! How could he?
The church has murdered, tortured, raped in "God's" name - they have covered up for priests raping little children. They have done this for centuries. Since the day Constantine said, "In this sign, conquer" ... when he rode out to make war. The Crusades, the Inquisition, the Holocaust ... the PAGAN rites and rituals ...
remember: If it's Pagan, it's from Satan and after that you are simply arguing semantics.
That the church does not see anything wrong with what they do, is beyond the pale and proves just how entrenched into, and blinded by, the lies they really are.
Embracing the lies, you embrace Satan. Can you not see that?
You will KNOW the Truth and the TRUTH will set you free!
The TRUTH SETS YOU FREE from ALL THE LIES.
and their FIRST LIE is insisting on calling priests "Father" thereby usurping the command of Christ! So basically, you are saying the POPES (who have historically tortured and murdered and sanctioned torture and murder and child rape) have MORE authority than CHRIST! How foul is that already? How filthy would it have to get before you are willing to let YOUR EYES be OPENED?
It started with this blasphemy:
Pope = Father.
But CHRIST said:
Matthew 23:09 ... call no man your father ... for one is your Father and he is in heaven.
Thousands of "Protestant Denominations" have been trying to wrap their brains around this for hundreds of years ... trying to clean up the filthy, nasty, vile mess that has been left by the Catholic Church.
After the 1,700 years of countless murders and tortures and pedophiles later === can you NOT see yow this would be no easy task?
Tell you what ... When all the Protestant churches COMBINED have murdered and tortured and raped as many as the Catholic Church has, throughout its history, then you can say you feel sorry for them.
HOLY Spirit was never in your church. HOLY Spirit is clean and pure worship. Holy Spirit does not go where it does not belong. Ever.
Now. Anthony. Do YOU think YOU can grasp what the "church" ... IS?
Its VISIBLE fruits show it is abomination. What lies hidden behind the Vatican walls ... remains to be seen, and is most likely even GREATER abomination!
The Book of Revelation, Chapters 17 & 18 clearly spell out romanism's demise. It's guilt will be visible for all to see.
No wonder the present 'pope' is so upset over the Vatileaks --- now he says "The butler did it"!
The real reason their pope doesn't want anyone to know about those secret documents is obvious... it will only expose romanism for what it is all the more.
And all the infighting between its hierarchy is something he wants to hide as well.
Little does he know, but the church of popery is being given the rope, and it is already hanging itself.