Stay Away from Indoctrination and Dogma

"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jesus came to set the indoctrinated mind free from oppression!



Greetings:

I never knew that I was indoctrinated for over 40 years and wrong about a great many things in defending my religion as a Roman Catholic and Third Degree Knight of Columbus.

There are thousands of priests of the Roman Catholic Church and pastors of other Christian religions who know the Truth, but many at present do not see the need to rightly divide the Word of Truth from manmade religion, dogma, rituals and Traditions of men (2 Timothy 2:15).

If I showed you a yellow Twenty dollar ($20) bill and told you that it was real, you would not believe me. But if I made the bill look as genuine as the real thing, you probably would not question it. Teaching a person to accept a set of beliefs uncritically is how indoctrination works...

It was not until the Holy Spirit led me to read the Holy Bible and compare it to the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, that I realized my calling to evangelize about the Truth to prepare people for Jesus Christ's Second Coming.

There was a radical, accused terrorist and heretic, who came before Jesus Christ to prepare the way for His first Advent...


Mark 1:4-5
New Living Translation (NLT)

4 "This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. 5 All of Judea, including all the people of Jerusalem, went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River."

After I came to the knowledge of the Truth through the Holy Spirit, I felt compelled to be baptized again as an adult of my own mature confession of my sins according to the Holy Scriptures...

PLEASE READ Acts Chapter 2, verse 38 and Matthew 28:19-20

In my last post, I revealed to you that the Media-at-large has never made any admission of their tragic errors of judgment. So long as they regard the Papacy of Rome as a Christian Church, just so long will they keep making these great mistakes regarding the identity of Babylon the Great.

You may be a Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jew or non-believer and are wondering why the Roman Catholic Church and its daughter religions are experiencing so much torment in the world...

Revelation 17:15-18 (NIV)

15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”


THE PROPHECY OF REVELATION 17 PARTIALLY FULFILLED

In 1536 Britain burned and destroyed countless monasteries and convents. France in the Revolution hated and burnt the Church of Rome when 40,000 churches, chapels and oratories were destroyed. As well as 24,000 priests and monks were killed and the Roman Catholic religion was abolished from the country. In 1798, the French captured Rome, dethroned the Pope and stripped the Vatican to its naked walls. In 1870, Italy, the last of the 10 Western European powers, dethroned the Pope. In 1910, Portugal confiscated the estates of the Roman Catholic Church, and drove the priests, monks and nuns from the country. The Continental nations grew thoroughly disgusted with the counterfeit of Christianity, which the Church of Rome had for centuries palmed off on them as the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ through the propaganda of the Jesuits.


Please read Revelation 18:4-9 below, and use your common sense to understand that this prophecy of the Holy Bible is playing itself out now...

Revelation 18:4-9
New Living Translation (NLT)

4 Then I heard another voice calling from heaven,

“Come away from her, my people.
    Do not take part in her sins,
    or you will be punished with her.
5 For her sins are piled as high as heaven,
    and God remembers her evil deeds.
6 Do to her as she has done to others.
    Double her penalty[a] for all her evil deeds.
She brewed a cup of terror for others,
    so brew twice as much[b] for her.
7 She glorified herself and lived in luxury,
    so match it now with torment and sorrow.
She boasted in her heart,
    ‘I am queen on my throne.
I am no helpless widow,
    and I have no reason to mourn.’
8 Therefore, these plagues will overtake her in a single day—
    death and mourning and famine.
She will be completely consumed by fire,
    for the Lord God who judges her is mighty.”
9 And the kings of the world who committed adultery with her and enjoyed her great luxury will mourn for her as they see the smoke rising
from her charred remains.

Footnotes:

18:6a Or Give her an equal penalty.
18:6b Or brew just as much.


NOW! It should be clear why the Roman Catholic Church is experiencing so much torment worldwide and being exposed for its centuries of counterfeit Christianity. Revelation 18:6 "6 Do to her as she has done to others."

    Double her penalty for all her evil deeds.
She brewed a cup of terror for others,
    so brew twice as much[b] for her.
7 She glorified herself and lived in luxury,
    so match it now with torment and sorrow.
She boasted in her heart,
    ‘I am queen on my throne.
I am no helpless widow,


In the Holy Bible, a woman depicts a global church or religion---Revelation 12 is Israel (God's Holy People also known as Christ's Church both Jew and Gentile). Revelation 17 and 18 depicts the harlot or prostitue ---- a false Christian religion. The teachings and title bestowed upon Christ's mother, Mary, by the Roman Catholic Church adulterates God's Word. It stems out from the pagan religion and legend of  Semiramis, who was known as the Queen of Heaven centuries before Jesus.


Perhaps you now understand why there have been countless REFORMERS and evangelists crying out in the wilderness of the world and Internet --- preaching that people should be baptized to show that they have repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven.

Below is a teaching tool that I believe is relevant that I strongly suggest you read and consider. The choice to believe or not believe is only yours---God does not want robots, but desires for us to know the Truth of the Holy Scriptures as opposed to manmade dogma, rituals and Traditions of men.



If you have not, please separate yourself from the Roman Catholic Church (Revelation 18:4) and accept the Gift of Salvation


PLEASE SAY THIS SHORT PRAYER:
"Dear Jesus, I repent of my sins and the original sin of mankind, please come into my heart and change me to trust in you and build my personal relationship with you by studying your word and applying it to my life to the best of my ability. Thank you for dying on the cross for the remission of sin.
Thank you for conquering death with your resurrection.

I accept you Jesus as my Lord and Savior, please lead me and guide me. Amen!"



If you have said that short prayer, I welcome you to the True Body of Christ (not a sect or religious denomination). 


Please get into a Bible-based church where the Word of God is taught unadulterated and reject the Tradition(s) of men. Pray, meditate upon God's Word and trust Jesus that He will guide you with His Spirit.


Hebrews 10:25 (NLT)
"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."


John 8:31-32 (ESV)
The Truth Will Set You Free

"31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free.”


Once you know you have found the simplicity of a sole relationship with Jesus Christ, you may be inspired to teach others (Matthew 28:19-20 KJV).


Godspeed, Truth and Peace,
Brother Johnson, XU

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