Originally posted by JesusisTruth
" to the roman catholic church "
The roman Catholic church is the church of God... It's the only one that existed before 1500...
it bread 1500 years of saints who raised the dead had stigmata, incorrupt bodies for 1500 years before protestantism was even a thought.. why can't
you souls see this?
not to mention the sacrafice being predicted to spread throughout the world in the OT and NT...
anyways you take alook at this saintly girl in my sig, you tell me this innocent dove was just being lead along into fables, a girl who had the
stigmata, soaked her sheets in blood, suffered the passion..
was cured on death bed...
anyways there is not a religious mark of the beast, there is only one which I believe to be a micro chip because you cannot buy withoutit..
I got this from a website called www.bible-infonet.org. You should read because the fact that you call the Roman Catholic Church the only church that
existed before 1500ad is completely false. Read on. Stigmata is not a holy occurance. It is the work of the Devil trying to scare you guys into
believing that God is working through you. Read on about the true Church of God.
The First Church
By Louis Rushmore
The first church was built by Jesus Christ in Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago. It was during his ministry that our Lord said: ". . . I will build my
church . . ." (Matt. 16:18). He only promised to build ONE CHURCH — HIS CHURCH.
That church was not made of ordinary building material. It was not built from wood, stone or metal. Our Lord's church was made with SPIRITUAL STONES.
Jesus himself is the foundation (1 Cor. 3:11) and chief cornerstone (1 Pet. 2:6; Acts 4:11). Christians are the other stones with which the Lord's
church is constructed (1 Pet. 2:5). Therefore, the saved (Christians) are added to the church by our Lord (Acts 2:47).
Acts Two records the birthday of the church. The remaining chapters of the Book of Acts show how additional congregations of Jesus' church began.
Where the Gospel of Christ was preached, congregations of the church started. The New Testament epistles were written to instruct the Lord's
For hundreds of years there was only one church on earth. Our Lord's church was described in Scripture as "the church of God" (1 Cor. 1:2), "house
of God" (1 Cor. 2:15) and the "churches of Christ" (Rom. 16:16). Catholic (A.D. 606), Lutheran (A.D. 1530), Episcopal (A.D. 1534), Presbyterian
(A.D. 1536), Baptist (A.D. 1611), Methodist (A.D. 1739) and all other man-made churches did not yet exist.
Each congregation of the Lord's church was independent from every other congregation. However, congregations enjoyed a religious fellowship through
their common practice of New Testament Scripture. Also, each congregation was guided by its own elders (Titus 1:5-9; also called bishops, 1 Tim.
3:1-7; pastors, Eph. 4:11; shepherds, 1 Pet. 5:1-4). These men were selected according to scriptural qualifications to serve in the congregation where
they worshipped; two or more elders served a congregation.
Deacons were also appointed in each congregation according to scriptural qualifications (1 Tim. 3:8-13). These men served the needs of the church
(Acts 6:1-6). Preachers (1 Tim. 4:2; Rom. 10:13-15) and teachers (Eph. 4:11; Heb. 5:12) taught each congregation.
For many years there continued to be ONLY ONE CHURCH! Each congregation was independent, self-ruling with the New Testament as its sole creed,
overseen by elders, served by deacons and taught by preachers and teachers. Each congregation worshipped in the same way, too (1 Cor. 16:1-2; Acts
20:7; Col. 3:16).
However, eventually some congregations started to ignore the New Testament and substitute man-made ideas. The first area of change affected the
elders. A single elder was elevated above other elders in some congregations. The term "bishop" was then reserved for these men. They began to meet
with other bishops of sister congregations. Hundreds of years later these bishops selected one of their number to be chief bishop or pope.
Gradually through departure from the New Testament the Lord's church was generally corrupted. From this slow change developed the Catholic Church.
This church later divided into the Roman and Greek Orthodox Catholic churches. Groups split from the Roman Catholic Church to form Lutheran and
Anglican (Episcopal) churches. Through the years additional denominations formed, including: Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist churches. These
churches continued to divide and other new churches also developed. Today there are thousands of man-made churches -- in addition to the Lord's
New Testament writers warned that the Lord's church would experience this corruption (2 Thess. 2:1-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Tim. 4:3-4; 2 Pet. 2:1-3).
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of
devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which
God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth" (1 Tim. 4:1-3).
The apostle Paul cautioned that some elders would bring error into the Lord's church (Acts 20:28-30).
The first church -- the one that Jesus built -- still exists today. It is to this church -- his church -- that our Lord adds the saved. The church of
Christ can be found anywhere religious people abandon the creeds and denominations of men and practice the New Testament alone. Dear Friend, are you a
member of the first church -- the one that Jesus built?
Now the last line is the only one I have conflict with because the true church that Jesus built did not study strictly the New Testament. The Old
Testament is just as important and still pertains to the christian religion. Other than that, you should know I'm not a protestant. I use to be but
I found God's true church by questioning authority. The roman catholic doctrines conflict with the bible so much that it seems odd to me anyone
would still follow them, but that's why they are set up to be the world religion and Harlot Woman of revelation. This includes protestant splinter
groups of the roman catholic faith.