The Degradation of Christianity
Approximately 1/3 of the world’s population consider themselves Christians, whether they be Catholics – Protestants – Baptists – Methodists – Lutherans – Etc; Etc; Etc; which amounts to around 2.1 Billion people.
To be a Christian one must strive to be more Christ-like by following the teachings of Jesus Christ, found within the pages of the New Testament.
The following is a review of a few of these teaching from Matthew of the King James Bible:
*It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Mat. 4:4). Tell that to the millions upon millions of Christians who go hungry every day all over the world?
*…Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart (Mat. 5:27-28). He who is a Christian and lives in a glass house – let him throw the first stone.
*And if thy right eye offends thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee… (Mat. 5:29-30). Still, feel like being a Christian?
*It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committed adultery (Mat. 5:31-31). If the shoe fits – wear it!
*Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also (Mat. 5:38-39). Yes right; and I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.
*And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away (Mat. 5:40-42). Just what makes up a true Christian?
*Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Mat. 5:43-44).
*But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do… (Mat. 6:7).
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen (Mat. 6:9-13). So; just how many Billions of so call Christians to repeat the Lord’s prayer on a Daily Basis?
*Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not life more than meat, and the body than raiment (Mat. 6:25)? Try explaining this to the Millions upon Millions of Christians who don’t have a job and their children go hungry every day (like 1 in 4 in the USA).
*Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knowth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you (Matt. 6:31-33).
If Christians gave no thought to any of this; there would be a lot of naked Christians running around!
*Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye (Mat. 7: 4-5).
In other words, before you tell another Christian how to be a Christian; become one yourself.
*Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened (Mat. 7:7-8).
What the Christian God & Jesus Christ gives for free; most Pentecostal Ministers who practice and preach the Prosperity Gospel (which is nothing more than saying “it is better to give than to receive”) claim that first before you seek-find-asked- and knocketh; you first must plant a seed (donate money) to God – Jesus Christ through their Ministry in order for any of your seeking – finding – asking – and knocking to have a chance of being heard; because only through them and your seed can you approach Jesus Christ because God speaks to them directly after he receives your monthly seed. According to these wolves in sheep’s clothing, those who don’t give – God has nothing for you!
*Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Mat. 7:15).
*And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mat. 19:24).
Also; what happened to the MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of Christians’ who have died over the last two thousand years, not to mention the MILLIONS of innocent children due to War – Illnesses – Floods – Hurricanes’ – Tornado’s – Fires – Genocides – Crime – ETC; ETC; ETC?
What do you think happened to them at the hour of their death when they knocked – prayed – and sought? Could it be; when you pray to nothing, you get nothing?
*And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive (Mat. 21:22).
*Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy: No. 4 of The Ten Commandments.
No matter what Christian umbrella you’re under: Catholics – Protestants – Baptists – Methodists – Lutherans – Pentecostal Etc; Etc; Etc; the Sabbath is NOT SUNDAY!
The Roman Catholic Church
They Teach Their Own Commandments
The Roman Catholic Church became the most dominant Religion and the most powerful and richest Religious Institution prior to and during the middle ages because of their leverage of fear and intimidation they had over most people who lack the intelligence to understand the world around them and felt the God – The Bible and Jesus Christ was the answer to all things and therefore their only salvation for feeling safe and secure from the unknown.
The biggest difference between today and 2,000 years ago: KNOWLEDGE.
*Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote the following comment, shortly before becoming Pope Benedict XVI: “How much filth there is in the Church, ought to belong entirely on him!”
Meaning; that the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church take no responsibility for the actions of any of its clergy when it comes to the sexual abuse of children by any of its members.
*Pope Gregory VII in 1079 AD decreed Celibacy for all clergy as a way of being more Christ-like.
The problem with that is it’s become more devil-like and goes against the laws of their God the creator who according to their faith made all things with his and hers so they could go forth and multiply.
*Pope Innocent III (who turned out not to be so innocent) decreed confession as part of Church doctrine in 1215.
Up until the Middle Ages, this would have been “the blind leading the blind” because one could not tell you, who committed more sins; the priest listening to the sins or the one telling their sin? Which leads to the next question, who are the real sinners today?
*Thou shalt have no other gods before me: No. 1 of The Ten Commandments.
The Roman Catholic Church has made Mary; the mother of Jesus a deity by making her a co-redeemer with Jesus.
*Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images: No. 2 of The Ten Commandments.
The Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican have more Icons (Religious images) and statues then all the other Christian Institutions combined and have been worshiping the images by praying to them for nearly 2,000 years; which is nothing short of paganism at its finest.
*Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: No. 3 of The Ten Commandments.
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven
(Mat. 23:9). Priest; are referred to as what?
*Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: No. 4 of The Ten Commandments.
The Roman Catholic Church has been keeping Sunday as the Sabbath for over 2,000 years!
*Honor thy father and thy mother: No. 5 of The Ten Commandments.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me (Mat. 10:37).
*Thou shalt not kill: No. 6 of The Ten Commandments.
Just how many MILLIONS upon MILLIONS have died in the name of Religion; or is it BILLIONS?
*Thou shalt not commit adultery: No. 7 of The Ten Commandments.
Just how many Popes, Cardinals, Bishops, and Priest are guilty of this? In one of my upcoming books; I tell all. The Vatican Council in 1870 decreed the Pope to be infallible.
*According to the Roman Catholic Church if you don’t attend Mass – you committed a mortal sin. I’m surprised that most Christian Institutions haven’t jumped on the bandwagon with this neat ploy to get attendance up.
*Another invention of the Roman Catholic Church is a place called Purgatory.
This is a place one goes when they’re not ready for heaven or hell after they die, so they can work off their sins. Jesus Christ never mentioned purgatory.
*…Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven (Acts. 1:11).
According to the Roman Catholic Church Jesus Christ has had more second comings than an NFL Quarter Back; because he returns daily to the altar during mass, to be worshiped.
*Another invention of the Roman Catholic Church is the Trinity: which claims that God – Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit or Ghost are one. (Note that the Holy Spirit & Holy Ghost mean the same in Greek).
The difficulty here is that the father and son are the same and the Holy Ghost; impregnates the Virgin Mary to give birth to Jesus Christ, according to Church doctrine.
*Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (Mat. 5:48).
It’s just a matter of time before The Roman Catholic Church falls under its own Dogmas.
Ivan Peter Kovak