"She (the Roman Catholic "Church") has ever considered as heretics or schismatics (cult members) all who refuse to submit to Papal authority."

"Uncle Sam or the Pope, Which?" (Page 94)

The word "Heretic" (a study)

Biblical example: “A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Titus 3:10 (That is the King James bible spelling of "heretic", which is old english.)

The word "Heretick" in the above mentioned scripture verse is defined by the Strong's concordance this way:

αἱρετικός: a schismatic -- heretic (the Greek word itself).

1) fitted or able to take or choose a thing
2) schismatic, factious, a follower of a false doctrine
3) heretic

Then if you look up the word "Heretic" in the dictionary you will often find this definition:

"heretic (n) , misbeliever, religious outcast '(a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church)'

(n) heretic (a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion))

So, as we can see, a word used in the Bible to describe a man who follows false doctrine has been hijacked by the Catholic Church to describe a man who doesn't follow the traditions and rituals of the Catholic Church!

Let's look at the Merrium Webster entry for "Heretic":

Main Entry: her·e·tic
Pronunciation: \ˈher-ə-ˌtik, ˈhe-rə-\
Function: noun
Date: 14th century
1: a dissenter from established religious dogma ; especially : a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church who disavows a revealed truth 2: one who dissents from an accepted belief or doctrine

If you look up "Cult" in the thesaurus, you will see another word that can be used is "sect" and if you continue researching words and synonyms you will actually see that "Sect", "Cult" and "heretic" all mean the same thing and you will see really where all this "cult hysteria" is really coming from. ROME!!

Now it's time to look at all this from a common sense point of view. Ah yes, so simple. I would consider a "cult" to be the murderous organization of the Pagan Roman Catholic Church (sect, CULT). Yea, I would even change all these definitions of "cult, sect heretic to mean "The Holy Roman Catholic Church"!!

Why would I say that? Let's look at the BIBLE usage of the word "Heretick" again!

"Heretick": 2) schismatic, factious, a follower of a false doctrine

Of course we know that the Apostle Paul was talking about "false doctrine" as being any other teaching or doctrine not taught us in the Word of God!

Need we go into ALL the false doctrine taught us by ROME?? All the false demonic doctrines of the Roman Catholic CULT?? The same CULT that NEVER gets pointed to by ANY of the "CULT EXPERTS"?

I think we should! But let's see what Jack Chick states in his book "Smokescreens" which is actually a very true and pertinent statement regarding my message here,

"In Martin's KINGDOM OF THE CULTS he never mentions Roman Catholicism as a cult, and never tells lost Roman Catholics to come out of that unscriptural system "THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." (Rev. 17:5)" -Chapter Nine

Now let's look at just a few instances where the Roman Catholic Church's teachings are Heretical (numbers signify year ritual was put into practice):

Prayers for the dead and the sign of the cross. It is believed the practice of prayers for the dead may date back to 200 AD.
(Heb 9:27 KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Veneration of angels and deceased saints began.
(Psa 29:2 KJV) Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

The daily mass was instituted.
(Heb 10:11-12 KJV) And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: {12} But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

The worship of Mary is instituted. The term "Mother of God" originated at the council of Ephesus and was bestowed upon Mary.
(1 Tim 2:5 KJV) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
(Isa 45:5 KJV) I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

The doctrine of Purgatory was adopted.
(Heb 9:27 KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
(2 Cor 5:8 KJV) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

The Latin language was imposed upon the mass by Gregory I.
(2 Cor 3:12 KJV) Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

Boniface III receives the title of "Universal Bishop" and thus became the first Pope.
(1 Pet 2:25 KJV) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. (Speaking of Christ)

Feasts commemorating the Virgin Mary began.

The kissing of the Pope’s foot began.

The temporal power of the Popes began. This was the belief that the Popes were allowed to own vast areas of land which were untouchable by anyone else. This practice was never refuted because it is based upon the document known as the "Donation of Constantine." He believed that he was healed by the miraculous powers emanating from the Bishop of Rome. He then rewarded the Pope with gifts of land. This practice was continued without hesitation.
(Psa 24:1 KJV) A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

The worship of relics and images established.
(Exo 20:4-5 KJV) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: {5} Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

The Decretals of Isidore were used by the Pope to claim supremacy within the church. These decretals are closely associated with the Donation of Constantine in matter of principle. They both increased the power and wealth of the Popes.
(Luke 22:24-26 KJV) And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. {25} And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. {26} But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Holy water introduced which was a mixture of water and a small amount of salt. It was blessed by the priest.
(Jer 2:13 KJV) For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

The veneration of St. Joseph began.
(Rev 19:10 KJV) And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

The baptism of the bells was introduced. The baptism of bells was accomplished in the following manner. The bells were first washed with holy water and then they were anointed on both the inside and the outside with holy oil. Then prayer is said over the bells, the essence of the prayer is this, every time the bells ring the evil spirits would be driven away and God’s people will come to prayer.
(Mark 1:27 KJV) And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

Canonization of dead saints introduced.
(Psa 30:4 KJV) Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
This psalm was written about 1300 years before the Roman Catholic system came into being. God calls His true believers saints and does not recognize human canonization of anyone.

Fasting on Friday and during Lent was introduced.
(1 Tim 4:3 KJV) Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

Feasts for the dead initiated.
(Col 1:18 KJV) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Celibacy of the priesthood declared. It was the greatest mass divorce in the history of priests which were married.
(1 Tim 4:3 KJV) Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

As we continue on our chronology, are you beginning to see how religiously deceived these poor people are?

The doctrine of the infallibility of the Roman Catholic Church was declared.
(Rom 3:23 KJV) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

The Rosary (prayer beads) introduced. It was a copy of ritual from both Hindus and Mohammedans.
(Mat 6:7 KJV) But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Money demanded for Masses.
(Ezek 22:27 KJV) Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

The doctrine of the seven sacraments. They are: baptism, penance, the Eucharist, confirmation, matrimony, holy orders, anointing of the sick (formerly known as extreme unction.)

The Inquisition began on a directive by the council of Verona. Between the years 1200 and 1800 many millions were murdered for their faith.
(2 Tim 2:24 KJV) And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
"Victims after being stripped of their clothing had their arms tied behind their backs with a hard cord. Weights were attached to their feet. The action of a pulley suspended them in mid-air or dropped and raised them with a jerk, dislocating joints of the body. While such torture was being employed, priests holding up crosses would attempt to get the heretics to recant."
"Some who rejected the teachings of the Roman Church had molten lead poured into their ears and mouths. Eyes were gouged out and others were cruelly beaten with whips. Some were forced to jump from cliffs onto long spikes fixed below, where, quivering from pain, they slowly died. Others were choked to death with mangled pieces of their own bodies, with urine, or excrement. At night, the victims of the Inquisition were chained closely to the floor or wall where they were a hopeless prey to the rats and vermin that populated those bloody torture chambers." -- Both paragraphs from Babylon Mystery Religion (Chapter 14) by Ralph Woodrow
This is the religion that Billy Graham and Jack Van Impe and others sing the praises of. Any true Christian that supports a preacher who sings the praises of Roman Catholicism should not be supported. If you support them, then you are no different than those who tortured your brethren in the Middle Ages.

The sales of indulgences commenced. It was this practice which triggered the Protestant Reformation.
(Mat 25:46 KJV) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

The wafer substituted for bread in the Lord’s Supper.
(Mat 26:26 KJV) And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

The doctrine of Transubstantiation was decreed by Innocent III. Transubstantiation teaches that during the mass, the wafer turns into the actual body of Christ and the wine becomes the actual blood of Christ.
(1 Cor 11:23-26 KJV) For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: {24} And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. {25} After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. {26} For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.
The question which must be posed is when Christ spoke of His body and blood, where was he standing? He was standing in His physical body at this time, therefore, He could not have been offering His physical body and blood as the elements. It is therefore biblical to conclude that the Doctrine of Transubstantiation is an esoteric and ungodly, cannibalistic doctrine.

Oral confession installed.
(Mark 2:7 KJV) Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
This practice dates from the ancient Babylonians. When the priest heard a nice juicy confession, they used it as a means of blackmail.

The bloody Inquisition spreads to France.
(Exo 20:13 KJV) Thou shalt not kill.

The adoration of the wafer (host) commenced.
(Psa 106:36 KJV) And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

The Bible was forbidden to be read by the laymen and was placed on the forbidden book list by the Council of Valencia.
(2 Tim 3:16-17 KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: {17} That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
171 out of 176 verses in Psalm 119 mention the life changing message of the Scriptures.

The Scapular was invented. It is a brown piece of cloth with a picture of the Virgin Mary on it. It is supposed to protect from all dangers when worn next to the naked skin.
(Psa 16:1 KJV) Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

Papal Bull Unam Sanctum was issued. It declared that salvation and remission of sins could not be obtained outside the Roman Catholic Church and that the Pope had temporal and spiritual authority over all. Deference to the Pope was required to obtain salvation.
(John 14:6 KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(Acts 4:12 KJV) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

The Ava Maria was composed.
(Psa 95:1 KJV) O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

The communion cup was denied to the laity.
(Mat 26:27 KJV) And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

The dogma of purgatory was declared as a tenet of faith by the Council of Florence.
(2 Pet 2:9 KJV) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

The bloody Inquisition spreads to Spain.
(Exo 20:13 KJV) Thou shalt not kill.
Do you know anyone who is caught up in this system? They need to know they have been deceived by their leaders. There is no assurance of salvation for any Catholic as it is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ and they must know this. If they do not listen to you, their blood will be on their own head. You have done your job by warning them.

The Council of Trent declares that Roman Catholic tradition is equal to the authority of Scripture.
(Mark 7:7-9 KJV) Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. {8} For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. {9} And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

The Council of Trent declares that the seven sacraments shall become an article of faith in Roman Catholicism.
(Mat 15:9 KJV) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

The Immaculate Conception of Mary proclaimed. This means that Mary was as sinless as Christ.
(Rom 3:10 KJV) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
(Luke 1:46-47 KJV) And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, {47} And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Papal Infallibility declared.
(1 John 1:8 KJV) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Pius X encyclical declares that marriages between two Catholics or a Catholic and Protestant are null and void unless performed by a priest.
(Mat 19:6-7 KJV) Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Pius XI reconfirms the doctrine that Mary is the Mother of God.
(Isa 43:10-11 KJV) Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. {11} I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

The doctrine of the assumption of the Virgin Mary was proclaimed by Pius XII.
(John 5:28-29 KJV) Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, {29} And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Mary proclaimed Queen of Heaven.
See Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17-19,25 for information on this abominable practice. The queen of heaven was Ishtar of the Babylonians and was a fertility cult. It was also Astarte or Ashtoreth which was a Canaanite goddess of sexual love, maternity, and fertility. All these were abominable practices in God’s sight just as the continuation of these cultic goddesses in the modern form of Mary.

Mary proclaimed mother of the church.

(Eph 5:23 KJV) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

(Gal 4:26 KJV) But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

This passage must be studied in its context but this verse simply means that all Christians are born by the body of Christ which is portrayed as the free or new Jerusalem which is the body of believers. We have become saved because another Christian witnessed to us in some manner. There is no doctrine alluding to the error of Mary being the mother of the church. This is just another erroneous dogma.

1981 President Ronald Reagan reestablishes official diplomatic ties with the Vatican for the first time since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln!

What a cult really looks like:

(And For more insight to the doctrinal discrepancies of the Catholic Church, see Keith Green's writing called "the Catholic Chronicles." Keith green's private plane went down soon after and killed everyone on board)

As I said, this is just a few of the false doctrines which the Apostle Paul warned us about when he stated, "A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;" Titus 3:10

But Rome is attempting to turn all this around to have it be applied to true Bible believing Christians. And they are using the psychology/psychiatry realm to assist them in this.

My last 7 or 8 blogs show the Jesuits of Rome, the Vatican's CIA, Catholic Priests as being the ones controlling all this.

Not only are they steering the psychological community in this way, as I have proven through my web site, Rome is steering America through the control of all three branches of Government including the Media and the intelligence agencies and the public school systems and colleges and all mainstream religions.

Of course their double agents will viciously attack any free thinker, and any true christian who God gives the discernment of such things.

At this point of time, if you are not being labeled a cult or a heretic by one of their organizations then I would be extremely troubled. Because the label given by the System which holds temporal power in the earth is looming upon us all "who refuse to submit to Papal authority."

When you take a very real stand against this System you will be marked for character assassination, false criminal charges, and even death!

In 1208 Pope Innocent III declared: "Death to the heretics! (Cult Members)" Great privileges and rewards were promised to those who would annihilate the "heretics" (Cult members) and to every man who killed one of them, the assurance was given that he would attain the highest place in Heaven!

Has Rome changed? Let us see what Ratzinger recently has stated, "If it isn’t Roman Catholic then it’s not a proper Church, Pope tells Christians" another headline reads: "Vatican text angers Protestants". Or read this Article: Wrong Turn: Pope Benedict XVI Detours Salvation Through Catholic Church. Now read this article by former Catholic Priest Richard Bennett.

My friends, my brothers and sisters. this is real. this is foretold of by our Mighty God. This is foretold us so clearly in Scripture. That this system would be so complete that it would be said,

"...Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" Rev 13:4

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." Rev 12:9

I want you to know that I am a marked man. I am a "heretic" in the eyes of Papal Rome. Will you join me in the persecutions to come?

Will you stand with me and others and fulfill this Scripture, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."? (Revelation 12:11)

Will you fulfill this verse,

"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."? (2 Timothy 3:12)

That we may,

"Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (Matthew 5:12)

I stand before you, a blood washed born again member of the body of Christ and I tell you this time spoken of by Christ is upon us,

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:4-14)

Just make sure you don't fulfill this prophecy:

"And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name." Revelation 14:11

Thomas Richards

~May God bless you with understanding, wisdom and discernment all those who read this message. In Jesus' Name Amen

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God loves the people in the world so much that He came down to die for us. If God is opening your heart to His message and you feel convicted for your sins which have separated you from a holy God and you feel the need to be forgiven, then say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully converted to the Christ in 1997!

Say, "My Lord and my God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe Jesus the Christ died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe Jesus raised from the dead and ascended into heaven and is now on the right-hand side of God listening to this prayer. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You in, Lord Jesus. Thank you, God, for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen."

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