The Roman Catholic Church presents many teachings that contradict the gospel openly and bluntly. But the church discreetly hides one of the core biblical elements it denies in a specially formulated doctrine. The incarnation of the true God in Jesus Christ is thereby rejected.
Inhalt / Content
- 1 Who likes to admit their hidden identity?
- 2 “Jesus” of the Church of Rome
- 3 God and Jesus Christ of the Gospel
- 4 Realization came relatively late
- 5 There is no possibility of confusion
- 6 What defines the term Antichrist?
- 7 The Church of Rome doesn’t deny it?
- 8 The Catholic Jesus
- 9 The Immaculateness of Mary
- 10 A trap from the 20th century
- 11 The normal man of Jesus is essential
- 12 The unshakable true faith is the “secret”
- 13 Church of Rome denies incarnation in Jesus Christ
It is understandable that the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church deny any knowledge gained from the Gospel about their direct opposition to Jesus Christ. The Bible provides clear information in some places that the Church of Rome is God’s great adversary on earth.
“Jesus” of the Church of Rome
For understandable reasons, it must first be determined who is actually meant by God and Jesus. Because the Roman Catholic Church understands perfectly how to disguise the secret definition of its “gods” in the guise of Christianity. This is especially the case when this church only talks about a “Jesus” or “Christ” and thereby avoids the clear definition “Jesus the Anointed” (“Jesus Christ”). This occurs when she quotes something about Him. The pagans know a large number of “gods”, in which the highest of the pantheon is usually said to represent the “god of the sun”.
God and Jesus Christ of the Gospel
The God of the Bible is the God who created our world in seven days, the seventh day being the beatified and sanctified day of rest. It is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is the Creator God who led the people of Israel out of Egypt with a stretched arm and a strong hand. The God who gave His law to Moses in tablets of stone on Mount Sinai, thereby also defining His personal seal of His authority (Exodus 20:8-11).
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He is the Word of God who came into this world as a man (John 1:1-3, 14). Jesus Christ is the Holy One who is born and called the Son of God (Luke 1:35). Jesus Christ is the Son announced in Isaiah 9:6 and also the mighty God, the Everlasting Father.
Realization came relatively late
For many centuries it was not possible for people to recognize God’s adversary on earth. The Church of Rome has effectively kept the Bible under lock and key. Written in Latin (Vulgate) and also read out in Latin, provided there was still some time left in addition to the extensive liturgy and the reading of the catechism.
It was only with the Reformation, the translation and distribution of the Bible in the people’s local language, and also thanks to the new printing press, that the “ordinary people” gained access to the true Word of God. Reformers and also (former) Catholic theologians recognized the “man of sin”, the “son of perdition”, the “little horn”, the “whore of Babylon”, the “abomination of the earth” and the “Antichrist” in the one and the same institution (Info). The papacy of the Roman Catholic Church.
There is no possibility of confusion
Every single detail described in the Bible applies to the Church of Rome (Info). The institution that describes itself as the mother of all particular churches and today still represents the body of the “one, holy, apostolic, Catholic Church” of ecumenism (Info).
What defines the term Antichrist?
The term “Antichrist” can be found in three places in the Bible. Used exclusively by John in his letters.
1 John 2:18:
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”
1 John 2:22:
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”
2 John 1:7:
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.“
The Church of Rome doesn’t deny it?
“Since when has the Catholic Church denied that Jesus Christ came in the flesh?” the objection might now be. In fact, the Church of Rome speaks of the virgin birth of Jesus through the “Mother of God” Mary and of the Son of God. Already at the Council of Nicaea (325 AD) the church emphasized that God became man and also at the Council of Constantinople (381 AD) the clerics repeatedly formulated that “He” came out through the Holy Spirit Mary became human (Source).
However, an immediate denial would be too simple and too transparent. But does this church actually mean Jesus Christ as described above according to the Bible?
The Catholic Jesus
It is precisely this fact that Jesus Christ came into this world as a human being, like any other human being, that this church denies. Not obvious, but very discreet.
The striking detail can be found here with Mother Mary. In the seventh century, the Church of Rome formulated the “immaculateness” of Mary, completely without any biblical basis. The church preemptively condemned any dissenting opinion. And what this meant for the Church of Rome can be counted on one finger.
The Immaculateness of Mary
Mary was mystically freed from “original sin” through the influence of God or the Holy Spirit. Since she was now in a state untainted by sin and therefore not fallen, she was able to pass on her “mystical state” to Jesus. Only then was Jesus (“without Christ”) enabled to carry out his self-sacrificing life full of good works.
The fact that the Roman Catholic Church also fabricated that Mary remained a virgin all her life, thereby summarily rejecting clear statements from the Bible (Mark 6:3), is only a side note here. Even the birth of Jesus did not take away her virginity, let alone Mary ever had intimate contact with her husband Joseph.
A trap from the 20th century
The approach of the “great” theologian of the 20th century, Karl Rahner, was supposedly intended to defuse the controversial issue about Mary’s virginity. The spiritual pioneer of the Second Vatican Council and Jesuit Rahner declared that Mary’s virginity should only be given a secondary place in the “hierarchy of truths”.
A particularly perfidious trap. On the one hand, the Church of Rome sanctions the deviation from its complete statement about the conception and birth of Jesus, which also contains the “immaculateness” of Mary, and on the other hand, the Jesuit Rahner declares virginity to be irrelevant.
However, while “enforced immaculateness” is a figment of Roman Catholic fantasies, now “unimportant virginity” is part of the true confession according to the Gospel.
Anyone who denies “immaculateness” has a problem with Rome. Anyone who denies “virginity” has a problem with God.
The normal man of Jesus is essential
According to the doctrine of the Church of Rome, because of Mary’s miraculous transfiguration, Jesus cannot be a flesh-and-blood human being like any other human being. Jesus inherited Mary’s condition.
But this is not the Jesus Christ as described by John in the Bible. The human being who became God, in a body, like the body of every other human being from the equally normal human being Mary.
Jesus Christ as a “completely normal” human being was absolutely necessary for His work of redemption. It was a requirement. Because the adversary’s accusation is, among other things, that people cannot comply with the (“unjust”) laws. However, Jesus Christ remained without any sin during His human existence. How credible would the refutation of the adversary’s false accusation have been if the Son of God had possessed “supernatural” human qualities?
The unshakable true faith is the “secret”
Jesus Christ healed people, yes. However, he did not affirm to the healed person “I have saved you”, but rather “your faith has saved you”. He told His disciples that if they only had the faith of a mustard seed, they could move mountains.
The “secret” lies in absolute, unquestioning faith, just as Peter had for a brief moment when he walked on water. That’s why it’s not just about believing “in” Jesus, but about having faith “like” Jesus Christ. The unshakable faith, as Jesus Christ showed and lived.
Church of Rome denies incarnation in Jesus Christ
The Roman Catholic Church makes its “Jesus” a “supernatural” person, thanks to the “mystical immaculateness” of Mary. The difference. Jesus Christ of the Bible was a normal human being. The Jesus (“without Christ”) of the Catholic Church is something “supernatural.”
This church thus surreptitiously denies that God became flesh in Jesus Christ. Whoever claims this is the Antichrist, says John in his second letter.
This also applies to the explanation in 1 John 2:22. Only “Jesus” or only “Christ”, but not “Jesus Christ”, clearly denies that Jesus is the Christ. This is the Antichrist, according to John in his first letter.
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
Bible verses from King James Version