I am sad to see my associate, Brother Paul, also a Knight of Columbus, beaten into mental submission by his Franciscan Order. Brother Paul was told to shave his face and that his beard was unacceptable. Why am I sad? Because it grieves me and I believe the Holy Spirit that religious men are more concerned about having clerics and laity obey their silly rules, instead of the simplicity of Christ---and His teachings on obedience to God rather than man.
People who read this Blog might assume that I am anti-Catholic. I am not anti-Catholic, I am anti-dogma, false religion, rituals and Tradition(s) of men. I love people more than my life---and will lay it down---to help guide people away from myths---to Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:10-11 (NIV)
10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia [the world] will stop this boasting of mine. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
The Apostle Paul was inspired by God Almighty to write:
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 (NIV)
3 "But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough."
WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL OVER FACIAL HAIR ON CLERGY?
In law, starting in the twelfth century, Latin clergy were discouraged and sometimes forbidden from growing their beards. In 1866, the second plenary council of Baltimore explicitly outlawed beards for clergy in the U.S. Canon 136, 1 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law states merely that clerics "shall cultivate simplicity in the wearing of hair." No Canon legislation regarding facial hair remains in the 1983 code, but the original Canon Law and Western cultural taboo by Traditionalists in the hierarchy of the RCC remains.
A bishop doesn’t have the right under Canon law to require a diocesan seminarian to shave every day. However, he can, for one reason or another, chose to keep the man as a seminarian or not. Moreover, a seminarian can also be denied a Roman Catholic burial by despotism.
Jesus Christ was opposed by the religious leaders of His day, because He and His followers did not follow the Traditions of religious men. But the Pharisees, who had been waiting for the Messiah, and who had intellectual knowledge of Isaiah 9:6-7, yet did not understand Jesus authority.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)
6 "For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this."
Jesus Christ had to remind the religious leaders of His day---that they were teaching human rules, not the commands of God...
Mark 7:6-7 (NIV)
6 "He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:
“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
7 They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.’[a]
Mark 7:7 Isaiah 29:13
I have been watching Borgia on Netflix. As a former Roman Catholic of 40 years, and 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus (who almost pursued becoming a priest), I realize that not much has changed globally within the Roman Catholic Church---as far as its corruption since the 15th-century.
Borgia (also known as Borgia: Faith and Fear) is a French-German historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance.
Borgia debuted in North America via Netflix on 2 October 2011(season 2 released on 1 May 2013) and in Israel on yes Drama and yes Drama HD on 22 October 2011. It was since renewed for a second season, which premiered on Canal+ on March 18, 2013.
It is worth the Free 1 Month Trial on Netflix to watch Borgia and familiarize yourself with history. After all, nothing has changed about how the Roman Catholic Church Curia operates---and Vati-leaks and Pope Benedict's resignation proved the corruption inside the Vatican.
WHY IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH UNDER ATTACH AGAIN?
Many Roman Catholics are distressed and blindly defend the Catholic Church---even as priests are being arrested and found guilty of sexual molestation. These parishioners are upset and feel enraged, but I believe that their anger is misguided. I too was angry at myself for believing the lies and false doctrine of the RCC for over 40 years. Today, I realize that I was indoctrinated.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHES PEOPLE TO NOT QUESTION ITS AUTHORITY, DOCTRINE AND TRADITION. THE RCC INDOCTRINATES ITS PARISHIONERS TO DEFEND THE COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIAN RELIGION.
People have been fooled by the teachings of the Jesuit Ribera. Francisco Ribera (1537–1591) was a Spanish Jesuit theologian, identified with the Futurist Christian eschatological view. But the prophecy of Revelation 17 was fulfilled during the French Revolution and Italian Revolution---in the establishment of the Republic of Italy.
Revelation 17:1-2 (NIV)
Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast
17 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
In the Holy Bible, a woman depicts a global church---compare Revelation 12 (Israel---God's Holy People both Jew and Gentile) and Revelation 17 and 18---as well as the false prophet of Revelation 13, 14 and Revelation 19.
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. [bold typeface added] 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.”
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---the oxymoron Society of Jesus.
THE LATERAN CONCORDAT AND RETURN OF THE POPE'S POWER
The Lateran Concordat or Lateran Treaty was one of the Lateran Pacts of 1929 or Lateran Accords, agreements made in 1929 between the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See, signed on February 11, 1929, and ratified by the Italian parliament on June 7, 1929. The agreements were signed in the Lateran Palace, hence the name by which they are known. The agreements included a political treaty which created the state of the Vatican City and guaranteed full and independent sovereignty to the Papacy.
Right now, we have our first Jesuit Pope, and people around the world are seeing the continued judgment of the whore of Babylon.
Revelation 18:4-7 (NIV)
Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
“‘Come out of her, my people,’[a]
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
6 Give back to her as she has given;
pay her back double for what she has done.
Pour her a double portion from her own cup.
7 Give her as much torment and grief
as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
In her heart she boasts,
‘I sit enthroned as queen.
I am not a widow;[b]
I will never mourn.’
Revelation 18:4 Jer. 51:45
Revelation 18:7 See Isaiah 47:7, 8.
The Lord has made it clear to me to write about His Word and the prophecy of the Holy Bible for people to consider and believe or not believe. I am not the only "watchman," there are thousands of us around the world.
Read Ezekiel 33 to better understand the role of the watchman.
Being an evangelist is not about supporting the Protestant Reformation and suggesting that people become Protestant, it is about studying God's Word and rightly dividing the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15) from false religious doctrine. Being an evangelist is also about correcting, rebuking and exhorting with all longsuffering (patience, tolerance and empathy) whether it is a popular time or not for people to hear the Truth. The time has come when people will not listen to the sound doctrine of the Holy Bible, but rather after their own lusts have looked to religious leaders to tell them what their itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:1-5), which is often lies about God's Word.
Matthew 24:4-8 (NIV)
4 "Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains."
If you are open minded enough to read the past posts on this Blog, you will find that many Popes did come claiming to be the Messiah or Vicar of Christ. History has shown us through the Crusades and 18th and 19th Century wars that many were deceived by the agenda of the Papacy to restore Temporal power to the Pope...READ the Post, WWI Was Engineered to Restore Power to the Pope, on this site.
THE ONLY HOPE FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS AND PEOPLE OF OTHER FALSE RELIGIONS IS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FOLLOWING CHRIST OR MANMADE RELIGION AND TRADITION.
Will you have obedience and follow Christ, or manmade rituals, dogma, false doctrines and Tradition?
If you have not formally accepted Jesus Christ, please accept the Gift of Salvation by saying this short prayer:
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.
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.”
2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)
16 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”Godspeed, Truth and Love,
Brother David Johnson, XU