ROMAN CATHOLICISM…ANOTHER GOSPEL

How serious is it to believe “another gospel”?

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

I was on a Christian YouTube chat today. I’ve discovered it’s a good place to witness, especially since there are many young people there holding various doctrines, not all good. Today I chatted with someone named Tony, who was mixing in with the Christians but didn’t identify himself as a Roman Catholic. I saw that he mentioned Roman Catholic “Father Pio” (better known as Padre Pio) so I began by asking Tony if he was a Roman Catholic. It turns out he and his wife are Charismatic Catholics. Not only that, but he said his wife had been to Medjugorje, the site of long standing Marion apparitions. In the 1980’s, before we were born again, my husband and I were deeply into the Medjugorje apparitions, so I know them well. Tony went on to tell of all his Roman Catholic religious activities and all the good works his wife did. I witnessed as best as I could in a “chat” environment, telling him I was a former Roman Catholic. I warned him in love, encouraging him to seek truth in the Scriptures. But I also told him the Lord won’t force anyone to seek him. When the chat was over I was left with the thought that not many come out Rome. Some do of course, but the Lord himself said…

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

I was encouraged though, by the fact that other Christians were witnessing to Tony also. That’s a good thing in this day of extreme ecumenism. The atmosphere was kind and loving, but Tony defended his beliefs and didn’t seem open at all. But we never know do we. Today Tony heard the truth.

I’ll be posting a video soon on the Catholic Charismatic Movement.

WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT THAT PIECE OF WOOD? I AM NOT THERE

I remember those very first days when the Lord began drawing me out of Roman Catholicism. I was very involved with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and my husband and I were following a priest from church to church where healing Masses were being held. One day the priest said to go to an empty Church, and seek God. So off I went one afternoon, to a local parish, Our Lady of Lourdes. The church was dark and it was empty, but the doors were open and I went in. I knelt down at the altar and stared at the crucifix. I stared and stared until my knees hurt, so I sat down in one of the pews where I continued to stare some more. I don’t remember the timeline so well, if I had begun to read the Bible yet at that point. I don’t think so, but I may have. As I sat there staring I heard in my spirit… “Why are you looking at that piece of wood? I’m not there.” It was the Lord. I think the Scripture below best reflects the meaning of those words…

Luke 24:5-6 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

At the same time I felt the Lord telling me to look at the beautiful flowers at the altar if I wanted to see him. Before you stop reading let me explain. Even in my ignorance I knew that the Lord wasn’t saying that He was in the flowers, or that I should worship the flowers. I think the Scripture below best reflects the meaning…

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

On another day my husband and I went to Mass at the same church. There was a bigger than life mosaic of Mary on one of the walls. We both thought, why this huge mosaic of Mary. It seemed so wrong. We were thinking, what about Jesus. The mosaic seemed to portray Mary as more important than Jesus, and at that point we were beginning to see that there was something very wrong with that.

You have to remember that all of this was at the very beginning of some sight of truth to two very spiritually blind people. Little by little the Lord led us out of Roman Catholicism, the cult of all cults, and we will be forever grateful.

You can read my full testimony here, beginning with part one.