Newsflash! A Catholic Priest Is Now A Member Of The True Church Of Christ

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ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#1 Feb 22, 2013
He did his inquiries about the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo) in secret!!! Even the one who invited him to the chapel never knew that he is a Roman Catholic priest!!! The new Iglesia ni Cristo convert only revealed his Roman Catholic vocation during baptism!!! The matter is damning to the Vatican Church which at present is undergoing the pain of the so-called "Great Religious Recession"!!!

He was doing his attendance for Bible studies and worship services in secret because he was a Catholic priest!!! An Iglesia ni Cristo minister noticed him as always writing down the verses being mentioned in the lessons and he asked questions as well!!! And he got all the answers from the true preachers of God!!! Had the priest made it open his regular attendance to the Bible studies and worship services, he could had been subjected to the onslaught of the standard gossipmogerings of his superiors!!! But he did it right for even during worship services, he has to attend from one Iglesia ni Cristo congregation to another so as not to give himself away!!!

Watch INCTV and see him through this media!!! Watch him making damning revelations about Roman Catholic worship of saints and graven images!!! You have nothing to lose but the falsities of the spurious Roman Catholic Church!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#2 Feb 22, 2013
The resignation of Mr. Benedict XVI as "VICARIVS FILII DEI" (Vicar of the Son of God), and, which title is equal to the dreaded number 666 in the book of Revelation is a negative portent of things to come in the Vatican Church!!! And the joining of a Roman Catholic priest to the "other sheep" of Christ, which is the Iglesia ni Cristo, constitute the continuing support of the Almighty God and the fulfillment of His promises to the Kingdom of Christ on earth in these last days!!!

The success of the true Church of Christ [Iglesia Ni Cristo] is but the fulfillment of God's promises to His messenger and his mission!!! God Himself declared that the Iglesia Ni Cristo would be His handiwork which no one can restrain!!! The prophet Isaiah recorded this prophecy, thus:

"You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth and called from the farthest regions, and said to You,'You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away;

Fear not for I am with You; be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand'." [Is. 41:9-10, NKJV]

God promised to to help and strengthen His messenger in these last days!!! The true Church of Christ draws its strength from this promise which God fulfilled in the messenger and the work he started, the Iglesia Ni Cristo!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#3 Feb 22, 2013
As more and more Roman Catholic priests and nuns are joining the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo) as well as the conversions of faithfuls from the two major religions into the phenomenal and dynamic force in these last days, the authentications of both Roman Catholic and Protestant authorities would always come to mind!!!

A Roman Catholic priest says:

"5. Did Jesus Christ establish a Church? Yes, from all history, both secular and profane, as well as from the Bible considered as a human document, we learn that Jesus Christ established a Church, which from the earliest times has been called after Him the Christian Church or the Church of Christ."

Reference:[Cassilly, Francis B., S.J. Religion: Doctrine and Practice. For Use in Catholic High Schools pp. 442-443. Twelfth and Revised Edition. USA: Loyola University Press, 1926

"This Church, founded and organized by Christ and preached by the apostles is the Church of Christ....It is the only true Church, and the one which God orders all men to join."

Reference:[Cassilly, Francis B., S.J. Religion: Doctrine and Practice. For Use in Catholic High Schools pp. 329-330. Twelfth and Revised Edition. USA: Loyola University Press, 1926

"....the Church of Christ today must be in nature, in power, in teaching, what it was when it served men through the twelve apostles. It is to this Church that all are obliged to belong in order to be saved. Those people who, though doubtful, deliberately refuse to join it, cannot be saved."

Reference:(Father Smith Instructs Jackson, pp. 60-61)

A Protestant author says:

"...Christ predicted the founding of a new congregation or church, a Divine institution that should continue His work on earth. Matt. 16:18. This is the Church of Christ..."

Reference:[Pearlman, Myer. Knowing the Doctrines of the Bible, p.349. Springfield, Missouri, USA: Gospel Publishing House, 1937, 1981.]

A Mormon Church writer says:

"He conferred authority in the Church; explained the importance of designating the organization by its proper name --the Church of Christ..."

Reference:[Talmage, James E. The Great Apostasy, p.12. Salt Lake City, Utah:Deseret Book Company, 1968.]

John Hus who was being followed by the reformists had also affirmed fhat the Church of Christ is the Church established by Christ:

"'And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'The Gospel speaks here of the Church of Christ, its faith and its foundation and authority. The Church is referred to by the words' will build my Church...." [Oberman, Heiko A. Forerunners of the Reformation: The Shape of Late Medieval Thought, p.231. Translation by Paul L. Nyhus. USA: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.]

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#4 Feb 22, 2013
Grandiose and beautiful chapels dedicated to God by the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) for the ending month of December 2012:

1. Locale of Tenan, Ipil, Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga Central.

2. Locale of Washington D.C., Ecclesiastical District of Northeastern Seaboard.

3. Locale of Miami, Florida, Ecclesiastical District of Southeastern Seaboard.

4. Locale of Bamban, Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac South.

5. Locale of Tangkaran, Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac North.

6. Locale of Ondoy, Ibajay, Ecclesiastical District of Aklan.

7. Locale of Veruela, Ecclesiastical District of Agusan del Sur.

8. Locale of Pili, Ecclesiastical District of Camarines Sur.

9. Locale of Yumbing, Camiguin, Ecclesiastical District of Misamis Oriental.

10. Locale of San Sebastian, San Luis, Ecclesiastical District of Pampanga.

11. Locale of Dolores, Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac South.

12. Locale of Pinaod, San Ildefonso, Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan North.

13. Locale of Lipa City, Ecclesiastical District of Batangas (Enlarged and renovated to accomodate new converts).

14. Locale of Bascaran, Ecclesiastical District of Nueva Vizcaya.

Chapels purchased and dedicated to God by the Iglesia ni Cristo overseas will be reported under a sepcor!!!

REal Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#5 Feb 22, 2013
Grandiose and beautiful chapels dedicated to God by the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) for the month of January 2013:

1. Locale of San Francisco, Ecclesiastical District of Quezon South.

2. Locale of San Jose, Ecclesiastical District of Cotabato Southeast.

3. Locale of Gulod, Calatagan, Ecclesiastical District of Batangas.

4. Locale of Aguila, Ecclesiastical District of Antique.

5. Locale of Ajuy, Ecclesiastical District of Iloilo North.

6. Locale of Hinobaan, Ecclesiastical District of Negros del Sur.

7. Locale of Lipa City, Ecclesiastical District of Batangas.

8. Locale of Jomalig, Jomalig Island, Ecclesiastical District of Quezon North.

9. Locale of Talagutong, Don Marcelino, Ecclesiastical District of Davao del Sur.

10. Locale of Pili, San Marcelino, Ecclesiastical District of Zambales South.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#6 Feb 22, 2013
Newsflash!!! Newsflash!!! Newsflash!!!

"The Great Religious Recessions" In The Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches...

"The first decade of the 21st century is characterized by a "Great Religious Recession". Making matters worse, the economic recession in 2007 "did not drive people to religion; instead, it drove religion farther into irrelevance." (p. 82)

"In the United States for example, the Willow Creek Community Church---one of America's famous megachurches---"has suffered membership stagnation and a lack of enthusiasm among the faithful".(Ibid. p.73.)

"Even the Catholic Church has barely maintained its share of the population, mostly because immigrant Catholics offset the massive loss of U.S.-born members".(Ibid. p.20)
Reference:(Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of New Spiritual Awakening, pp. 82, 73, 20.)

An Italian weekly magazine, Sette, which boasts of a circulation reaching 483,000, vivvidly illustrated this rapid decline in Catholic members' enthusiasm in their religion. In an article written by Cesare Fiume in its April 5, 2012 issue, the publication made this observation:

"The number of Catholic marriages and that of priests and nuns are lessened (beaten). To bring religion to the members they must go to the malls ...Here is the 'spiritual X-ray' of Italy. The church was reopened Sunday for Palm Sunday, after months of closure. It was closed from Christmas and remained so until the day before yesterday--unless for some funeral host--due to lack of offerings. The alms were no longer enough to pay the bills for electricity and heating, so the pastor has barred the door ..."

The author likened the Catholic Church to a "candle that is consumed at the base," lamenting that the churches (are) empty, no more odor of frankincense ..." The magnitude of this problem is underscored by the fact that Italy is the seat of Catholicism---yet the "spiritual recession" among her adherents there is strikingly evident. This general atrophy in people's zeal for God is precisely the fulfillment of Christ's prophecy that in these last days, the love of many will grow cold.

Reference: Cesare Fiume. Sette. April 5, 2012 issue

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#7 Feb 22, 2013
What's your choice?

To believe that there are many gods ...

"But in addition there is an infinite number of holy personages, drawn from worlds without number, who have passed on to exaltation and are thus gods (I Cor.8:4-7; D. & C. 121:28-32)

Reference: Mormon Doctrine, p. 577)

... or to believe that there is no other god besides the only true God?

"Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said:'Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,...And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent'." (John 17:1, 3, New King James Version)

"I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me...." (Isaiah 44:8, Ibid.)

"Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one." (Isaiah 44:8, Ibid.)

Note:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (CJC-LDS or Mormons) believes that there exist a countless number of gods. This runs counter to the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ that there is only one true God, the Father in heaven. God the Father Himself testified that there is no other God besides Him.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#8 Feb 22, 2013
What's your choice?

To believe that God has a physical body ...

"God the Father is a glorified and perfected Man, a Personage of flesh and bones (D. & C. 130:22), in which the tangible body an (sic) eternal spirit is housed."

Reference: Bruce R. McConkie. Mormon Doctrine, p.319)

... or to believe that God is truly a spirit?

"God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24, New International Version)
"Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." (Luke 24:39, NKJV)

"God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19, Ibid.)

Note:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (CJC-LDS or Mormons) teaches that the Father in heaven is a man with a body made of flesh and bones, and that He became God through glorification and perfection. This blatantly violates the teaching of the Bible that the true God is not man but spirit in nature---He has no flesh and bones.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#9 Feb 22, 2013
To observe the practice of baptizing for the dead ...

" ... the Lord has ordained baptism for the dead as the means whereby all his worthy children of all ages can become heirs of salvation in his kingdom.... baptism for the dead, a vicarious-proxy labor ..."

Reference: Mormon Doctrine, p. 73)

... or to renounce this unbiblical practice?

" ...'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved'...(Mark 16:15-16, Revised Standard Version)

"All of us must appear in front of Christ's judgment seat. Then all people will receive what they deserve for the good or evil they have done while living ..." (II Cor. 5:10, God's Word)

" ... But the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward ... nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun." (Eccl. 9:5-6, NKJV)

Note:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (CJC-LDS or Mormons) upholds baptism by proxy as the means by which the dead will be saved. But, the Bible teaches that for one to be baptized, he should first listen to and believe in the gospel, something which the dead cannot do. The dead don't benefit from what the living do, and cannot hope for salvation if they didn't gain it in life as they would be judged based on what they had done while they were still living.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#10 Feb 23, 2013
What's your choice?

To believe that the head of the true Church is the Vatican Pope ...

"Vicar of Christ:the Pope as visible head of the Church,acting in place of Christ..."

Reference:[Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Catechism for Filipino Catholics, p.676]

...or to stand by what the Holy Writ teaches?

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." [Col. 3:15, NKJV]

"And He is the head of the body, the church..." [Col. 1: 18, NKJV].

"Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, to feed the church of Christ which he has purchased with his blood." [Acts 20: 28, Lamsa Translation]

Note:

The Roman Catholic Church claims that it is the true Church and is headed by the Vatican Pope!!! But the Holy Writ has no agreement at all to these spurious claims!!! For the Bible teaches that our Lord Jesus Christ is the sole head of the true Christian Church or Churh of Christ and no one else!!! There is no mention in the Scriptures at all that Christian Church is headed or to be headed by a Pope!!!

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Bereans, Seventh-day Adventists, Baptists, Charismatics, Evangelicals, members of the American cults, skeptics, and agnostics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
lol

San Francisco, CA

#11 Feb 23, 2013
Jude says: I will remind you again, even though you once knew this, how the Lord, having saved the Israelite people out of the land of Egypt, He then afterward destroyed those who didnít believe (in the Great Flood). And the angels who didnít keep their original place with God, (Genesis 6:1-5) but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness until the great day of judgment (The Book of Enoch, Chapter 6 and 7).
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#12 Feb 25, 2013
lol wrote:
Jude says: I will remind you again, even though you once knew this, how the Lord, having saved the Israelite people out of the land of Egypt, He then afterward destroyed those who didnít believe (in the Great Flood). And the angels who didnít keep their original place with God,(Genesis 6:1-5) but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness until the great day of judgment (The Book of Enoch, Chapter 6 and 7).
Lol,

The ancient nation of God, Israel, was hardheaded just like Roman Catholics and Protestants!!! Instead of worshpping the true God, these infidels worship graven images, alleged saints and their relics!!! Here is an unsolicited evidence from a Catholic book:

"13. Is the worship of saints confined to their person?

"No, it extends also to their relics and images.

"14. What do we call relics?

"We call relics: 1. The remains of the body of a saint who has been canonized or beatified by the Church; 2. The objects which have belonged to the saints, or which have touched their bodies: such as their linen, coffins, etc."

Reference: Reference:(Catechism Of Christian Doctrine, No. 3, p.87)

What a revelation! Roman Catholics worship not only their saints but also their images and relics! And what are reclics? The remains of the body of a saint - a tooth, a piece of the pelvic bone, a strand of hair, objects that belong to the saint or anything that might have touched the body. These are so numerous but because they belong to the category of relics they must be worshipped by Catholics!

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Bereans, Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Evangelicals, Charismatics, members of the American cults, skeptics, and agnostics must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

dxtr

Davao City, Philippines

#13 Feb 25, 2013
What can I tell, the Servant of God must discard his own purpose of life but risk his life Because of the Christ teachings. as what I know you do not let member to read the bible. how they become a servant if anyone can't follow the steps of Christ?(John 14:12)
dxtr

Davao City, Philippines

#14 Feb 25, 2013
The Bible foretells about the water in the book of Revelation, do you say that the water's current goes to your church? and you'll the one setting on water as foretold in the book of revelation?
elisa kho

Regina, Canada

#15 Feb 25, 2013
elias naniniwala kaba sa lahat ng sinulat ni fr francis cassilly na ang tinutokoy sa libro nya na religion:doctrine ang practice ay tungkol sa iglesia na tinayo ni felix manalo?at kung mapapatunayan ko ko sayo na binaloktot mo ang libro ni cassilly aaminin moba na demonyo ang iglesia mo?
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#16 Feb 26, 2013
dxtr wrote:
What can I tell, the Servant of God must discard his own purpose of life but risk his life Because of the Christ teachings. as what I know you do not let member to read the bible. how they become a servant if anyone can't follow the steps of Christ?(John 14:12)
Dxtr,

Who said that members of the Iglesia ni Cristo are not allowed to read the Bible??? You are into gossipmongering!!! We are allowed to read the Bible!!! In fact, from time to time stories found in the Scriptures are being reprinted in the God's Message magazine of our Church for the sake of those who don't have a copy of the Bible!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#17 Feb 26, 2013
dxtr wrote:
What can I tell, the Servant of God must discard his own purpose of life but risk his life Because of the Christ teachings. as what I know you do not let member to read the bible. how they become a servant if anyone can't follow the steps of Christ?(John 14:12)
Dxtr,

The Iglesia ni Cristo follows the steps of Christ because they follow His commandments!!! What is one of the priority commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ??? Christ declared the following:

"Then Jesus said to them again,'Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep ... I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved'." (John 10:7, 9, NKJV)

Christ's command is to enter in Him who is the door of the sheep!!! What is the benefit gained if one enters in Christ??? He will be saved!!!

How could one enter in Christ??? How could this be possible since Christ is in heaven??? In I Corinthians 12:27 we can read this:

"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it." (RSV)

By becoming members of the body of Christ we can enter in Him. Which body is referred to here? From Colossians 1:18 we obtain this knowledge:

"He is the head of the body, the church:...(Ibid.)

The body which Christ has commanded us to enter into is His Church, of which He is the Head. Does the Bible give us the name of His Church?

"Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, to feed the church of Christ which he has purchased with his blood." [Acts 20:28, Lamsa Translation]

The Bible does give us the name of the Church which belongs to Christ, as contained in the teaching of Apostle Paul, the Church of Christ.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#18 Feb 26, 2013
dxtr wrote:
The Bible foretells about the water in the book of Revelation, do you say that the water's current goes to your church? and you'll the one setting on water as foretold in the book of revelation?
Dxtr,

I am hoping that the next time you are going to post, you will be mentioning which verse or verses you are referring to!!!

Indeed, the Book of Revelation in verses 17:1, 5 mention about the great harlot who sits on many waters:

"Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me,[a]ďCome, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters...." "And on her forehead a name was written:

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH." (Rev. 17:1, 5, New King James Version)

The verses is a prophecy about the apostate Church as an unchaste woman, the "great harlot" who "sits on many waters" and on whose "forehead a name was written : "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH".

We know that the harlot or whore mentioned in this prophecy does not refer to a literal woman because she is said to be sitting on "many waters," which signify "nations, peoples, races, and languages" (Rev. 17:15, Today's English Version). What, then, does the "harlot" in the prophecy symbolize? It is the Church after having apostatized as contrasted with the Church of Christ during the time of the apostles, being likened to a chaste virgin or a pure woman (II Cor. 11:2).

Aside from "sitting on many waters or embracing many nations, peoples, races, and languages (or, being universal in scope), the apostate Church can also be identified by the name she bears--she is called by the name "Babylon," which, according to the New American Bible, is the code name for "Rome" (I Pet. 5:13, footnote).

Which church bears the name of Babylon or Rome and "sits on many nations and peoples" or is universal in scope? She is, as her name obviously indicates, the Roman Catholic Church. This is affirmed by The Catholic Catechism, Part II, which states:

" ... The Church is called Roman Catholic because its chief ruler is the lawful bishop of Rome ...

"The word 'Catholic' means 'universal' or 'extending all over the world'." (p. 146)

Apostle John's vision of "the great harlot" in Revelation 17, therefore, confirms that there was indeed an apostasy after the death of the apostles, which gave rise to the Roman Catholic Church.

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#19 Feb 26, 2013
dxtr wrote:
The Bible foretells about the water in the book of Revelation, do you say that the water's current goes to your church? and you'll the one setting on water as foretold in the book of revelation?
Dxtr,

The previous post, however, is not the only truth that we should understand about the apostasy that took place within the Church. Going back to verse 5 of the said chapter in Revelation, it was foretold that the prophesied "great harlot" would become the "mother of harlots." Therefore, she would have offsprings that are likewise "harlots" or false churches.

Who are the offsprings of the prophesied great harlot in
Revelation 17? In the book, Religion in the United States, author Benson Y. Landis writes:

"The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States is one of the eighteen independent religious bodies that grew out of the Church of England ... The principal characteristics of the Protestant Episcopal Church have thus been derived from the Church of England, which in 1534, after a long process of separation, became independent of the Roman Catholic Church ... " (p. 60)

Reference: Landis, Benson Y. Religion in the United States. New York, USA: Barnes & Noble, 1965.

Indeed, the Roman Catholic Church gave birth to other churches. From her sprung in 1534 the Church of England, which bore 18 independent religious bodies that later brought forth the tens of thousands of Protestant sects and denominations that are in the world today.

Weeds sown by the enemy

That many other false churches would rise out of the Church that had gone apostate following the death of the apostles was forewarned by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. In One of His parables, Christ pronounced:

"... The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away." (Matt. 13:24-25, English Standard Version)

The sower of the good seed is the Son of Man or Christ, whereas the good seed are the children of the Kingdom (Matt. 13:37-38).
That which Christ "sowed" or built is the Church of Christ, the flock to which he promised to give His kingdom of heaven (Matt. 16:18; Luke 12:32; Acts 20:28, Lamsa Translation). As proven in an earlier posts, Christ built not many churches but only one, thus the parable mentions the sower as planting "good seed" and not "seeds", as though there were many.

What are many are the tares or the bad seeds which, according to the parable, would be sown not by Christ but by "his enemy," who is the devil (Matt. 13:39), and this would happen "while his men were sleeping." What Christ meant here by "sleep" is death (John 11:11-14). Therefore, the sowing of evil seeds and their sprouting into weeds would happen after the death of Christ's men or His apostles (Acts 20:29-30, 25; II Tim. 4:6).

Evil seed was sown after the death of the Apostles and this gave rise to the apostate Church that espouses two of what Apostle Paul calls "doctrines of devils" (I Tim. 4:1-3), namely, forbidding to marry (celibacy) and commanding to abstain from meats (observed during the Lenten season):

"prohibiting priests to marry is both a discipline and a law upheld by the Catholic Church."

Reference:(Gibbons, James Cardinal. The Faith of Our Fathers, p. 401. Rockford, Illinois: Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1980)

"By the law of abstinence the Church forbids us to eat either meat, or soups or gravies made from meat, on all Friday's in the year."

Reference:(Van Doornik, N.G.M., et al. A Handbook of the Catholic Faith (The Tritych of the Kingdom), p. 424. Translated from the Dutch. Edited by Rev. John Greenwood. Nihil Obstat: Hubertus Richards, S.T.I., L.S.S., Censor deputatus. Imprimatur: E. Morrogh Bernard, Vic. Gen. New York, USA: Image Books, 1956))

Post 2 to be continued...

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Barrigada, Guam

#20 Feb 26, 2013
Dxtr,

The previous post, however, is not the only truth that we should understand about the apostasy that took place within the Church. Going back to verse 5 of the said chapter in Revelation, it was foretold that the prophesied "great harlot" would become the "mother of harlots." Therefore, she would have offsprings that are likewise "harlots" or false churches.

Who are the offsprings of the prophesied great harlot in Revelation 17? In the book, Religion in the United States, author Benson Y. Landis writes:

"The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States is one of the eighteen independent religious bodies that grew out of the Church of England ... The principal characteristics of the Protestant Episcopal Church have thus been derived from the Church of England, which in 1534, after a long process of separation, became independent of the Roman Catholic Church ... " (p. 60)

Reference: Landis, Benson Y. Religion in the United States. New York, USA: Barnes & Noble, 1965.

Indeed, the Roman Catholic Church gave birth to other churches. From her sprung in 1534 the Church of England, which bore 18 independent religious bodies that later brought forth the tens of thousands of Protestant sects and denominations that are in the world today.

Weeds sown by the enemy

That many other false churches would rise out of the Church that had gone apostate following the death of the apostles was forewarned by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. In One of His parables, Christ pronounced:

"... The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away." (Matt. 13:24-25, English Standard Version)

The sower of the good seed is the Son of Man or Christ, whereas the good seed are the children of the Kingdom (Matt. 13:37-38).
That which Christ "sowed" or built is the Church of Christ, the flock to which he promised to give His kingdom of heaven (Matt. 16:18; Luke 12:32; Acts 20:28, Lamsa Translation). As proven in an earlier posts, Christ built not many churches but only one, thus the parable mentions the sower as planting "good seed" and not "seeds", as though there were many.

What are many are the tares or the bad seeds which, according to the parable, would be sown not by Christ but by "his enemy," who is the devil (Matt. 13:39), and this would happen "while his men were sleeping." What Christ meant here by "sleep" is death (John 11:11-14). Therefore, the sowing of evil seeds and their sprouting into weeds would happen after the death of Christ's men or His apostles (Acts 20:29-30, 25; II Tim. 4:6).

Post 2 to be continued...

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

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