You want to start with irony and hypocrisy go no further than the title: Pope. Pope means father.
Who does the pope represent, according to the Church? Jesus. What does Jesus say about calling yourself father, or anyone else for that matter (in a
spiritual sense, this is not referring to calling your dad your father):
(Matthew 23:9-12) . . .Moreover, do not call anyone YOUR father on earth, for one is YOUR Father, the heavenly One. 10 Neither be called
‘leaders,’ for YOUR Leader is one, the Christ. 11 But the greatest one among YOU must be YOUR minister. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be
humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
No one should be called "father" in a spiritual sense. The very title Pope is blasphemous to Jehovah God.
Are they gathering to elect a new leader to head the Church? Oops, I guess Jesus isn't their leader then, otherwise they wouldn't be voting in a new
leader. No one on earth should be a leader of true Christians. Because Jesus is our leader.
And who should be the greatest? Oh, yes, the ones that minister. To minister really means to serve, or to slave for. Are the clergy slaves for the
people? Are they humble or do they exalt themselves?
Have they read the Bible? And if they have, do they have no shame that they are totally busted as false by Jesus own words?
They are NOT ashamed.
They even use disgusting images in their worship, such as the cross.
Back in Ezekiel's day, Jehovah's servants had brought the cross into his temple to worship it. (The cross comes from ancient pagan rituals. It
originated as the symbol of Tamuz, the man who died a violent death and was raised a god. Tammuz was none other than Nimrod, a mighty opposer of
Jehovah. What did Jehovah think of the cross in his house:
(Ezekiel 8:13, 14) . . . And he continued on to say to me: “You will yet see again great detestable things that they are doing.” 14 So he
brought me to the entrance of the gate of the house of Jehovah, which is toward the north, and, look! there the women were sitting, weeping over the
The custom was to weep over the cross (or Tau) as the representation of Tammuz. This weeping was traditional as Nimrod (Tammuz) died a violent death,
and was resurrected as a God. (This tradition was carried over into all types of ancient religions, including, but not limited to the Egyptian
Osiris. In Egyptian tradition Osiris was sawn asunder and parts of his bodies sent all around the realm. The roots of these myths come from Shem,
the son of Noah, who most likely standing up for pure worship, put Nimrod to death. Nimrod worship is the basis of almost all religions. In some
form or another.
Because Shem was still alive and a staunch advocate of true worship Nimrod's wife (who was also deified along with Nimrod, for example the Egyptian
Isis, in Babylon known as Semermanis) had to go underground, and thus you get the mystery religions. They could not do their disgusting worship in
the open while he lived.
Oh, and another interesting thing, in the ancient mystery religion founded in Babylon by Nimrod's deified wife/mother (where you get mother/son
worship i. e. Osiris/Isis Mary/Jesus, etc.) the successor in the line of Nimrod was known as the Pontifex Maximus, or High Priest of the mystery
religion. This was passed down in Babylon and eventually merged into Persian false worship, until Rome conquered the Medo-Persian Empire, and the
high priest of that ancient mystery religion bestowed that ancient title of successor in the line of Nimrod or Pontifex Maximus on Ceasar. Thus
Ceasar was deified as a god, and became head of the pagan state as both spiritual and secular leader. And Ceasar kept the pagan title of High Priest
in the succession of Nimrod until a bishop of Rome, the papa, or pope (meaning Father) was handed the title by Roman Emperor Constantine. And thus
since the third century C. E. from the beggining of the formation of the Catholic Church, the head of it has reigned with both a blasphemous title of
Pope (father, in direct contradiction to Jesus' commands to his real followers) and also received the pagan title as the successor of Nimrod as
Pontifex Maximus, of that ancient pagan religion.
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