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I remember someone witnessing to me many years ago when I was a Roman Catholic. They gave me some Biblical literature which revealed the unbiblical person and position of the Roman Catholic Pope of Rome. Way back then, after reading the material I was given, I had two reactions that I clearly remember. One was interest (I read it all) and the other was a type of fear. I hid the literature. It’s truthful contents sounded very strange to me. I didn’t want anyone to see it, so I hid it, … BUT … I didn’t throw it out.

The truths that were presented to me went against the grain of the beliefs that I had held for almost 40 years of my life. They were beliefs held by the multitudes, including almost everyone I knew! These truths that I read were so strange, different and scary to me at that time. They couldn’t be true… or could they.

In time the Lord sent someone else to gently but boldly witness to me, and that’s when I was led to the path of searching for truth. I found that truth in God’s Word, the Bible, and I was born again.

We do not gauge truth by popular opinion. Just because “everybody” does it or believes it doesn’t make it true or right. We, as born again Christians, know that oh so well.

Some food for thought…

The Roman Catholic Christmas holiday is celebrated by many worldwide, and it is accepted and observed as a legitimate Christian holiday, even by born again Christians. But just because “everybody” does it or believes it, doesn’t make it true or right. Two local Protestant churches in our area celebrate the Christmas season and the birth of Jesus, along with events where photos with Santa can be taken. That alone would be enough for me to say… I’m outta here, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. I know I’m not going to win any popularity contests with this one, but the following portion of Scripture comes to mind at this time of the year, because Christmas Day is so revered that even wars cease for a day on Christmas Day, in it’s honor.

Revelation 13:3 …and all the world wondered after the beast.

Ellicott’s Commentary:

The spirit of the wild beast is adored wherever worldliness prevails.


…the universality the Papists boast of, as a note of the true church, is manifestly a mark of the beast, or of antichrist; and also the great esteem he is had in by his followers, who admire his power and authority, his grandeur, pomp, and riches, his signs and lying wonders, his pretended infallibility and holiness, his stock of merits and unwritten traditions, his skill to interpret Scripture, and his power to forgive sins, and the like: they went after him, obeyed him, embraced his doctrines, attended his religion and worship with wonder and amazement.

What Jesus did say was to remember… remember His atoning death.

“For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew [proclaim, promulgate:–declare, preach, shew, speak of, teach] the Lord’s death till he come.”

Proclaim the Lord’s atoning death for lost sinners.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew [proclaim, promulgate:–declare, preach, shew, speak of, teach] the Lord’s death till he come.

From the housetops.

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

For the love of Jesus.

Romans 5:8-11 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.



The quote below is from the product description of FLAME IN THE WIND, a movie about the Spanish Inquisition…

“The church system offers

safety, protection, and respectability;

but the Scriptures offer Christ and salvation

from sin and with these, torture and death.”

Are we ready for persecution when it comes our way?

2Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

From Fox’s Book of Martyrs – Chapter V – An Account of the Inquisition

“Courts of Inquisition were now erected in several countries; but the Spanish Inquisition became the most powerful, and the most dreaded of any. Even the kings of Spain themselves, though arbitrary in all other respects, were taught to dread the power of the lords of the Inquisition; and the horrid cruelties they exercised compelled multitudes, who differed in opinion from the Roman Catholics, carefully to conceal their sentiments.” Read more here.


– A funeral service was held in a nondenominational church that I am familiar with. The service was for two city workers. Several city officials attended, along with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The pastor of the church allowed Dolan to pray at the service, and after he prayed the pastor said that he prayed an “amazing prayer”. I wonder what the reformers would say about that.

– A visiting preacher at a church we were attending made a favorable remark regarding Roman Catholicism. When my husband and the pastor met to talk about it, the pastor began by telling him that he took a visiting friend around town, and they drove by St. Patrick’s cathedral. What was the point of sharing that information? The conversation went nowhere.

– Then there’s the preacher who often spoke at our former church who rejoiced that he was able to speak at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I recently wrote about it here.

– Yesterday, I listened to an online YouTube sermon. This Gospel preaching pastor said that Mother Teresa did what she did for the Lord. I left the following comment, but by this morning it was gone.

Mother Teresa quote: If coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we . . . become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are . . . . What God is in your mind you must accept.” (Desmond Doig, Mother Teresa: Her People and Her Work, Harper & Row, 1976, p. 156) Mother Teresa was not a Christian.

– Here’s a statement by Billy Graham. Most pastors in the institutional church ignore such statements when brought to their attention. Praying the rosary is abomination in the sight of the Lord!

“When Mother Teresa died the only thing she owned was her rosary beads and the simple clothing that she wore. But one writer said of her she took a vow of poverty and became fabulously wealthy in the ways that really matter. She’s wealthy in the next world.” (Billy Graham San Francisco Bay Area Crusade, Excerpt from December 1997 televised broadcast, Speaker: Billy Graham, Topic: The Value of a Soul)

– A local church here portrayed their Christmas decorations online during their Sunday service. What does Mickey Mouse and Santa and all the Christmas hoopla have to do with the majesty, holiness and glory of the Ancient of Days. This is what I saw…

Mickey Mouse and Santa

Matthew 24:3-4 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.