By Pam Sheppard of RESCUE ONLINE MINISTRIES
Those who are spiritually blind are not able to discern real fruit for God, for fruit can only be confirmed by a close association over a long period of time, for fruit must stand both the test of trial and the test of time. Therefore, Jesus revealed in several of His messages that you cannot produce good fruit within a corrupt system.(Matt 7:17, Matt 12:33) Catholicism is not only the mother of the entire Institutional Church but she is also the first and the largest cult. In His parable concerning the mustard seed that grew into a huge tree, where the birds of the air that came and lodged in its branches, the birds are symbolic of demons.(Matt 13:31-33) The trunk of the tree is Catholicism.
So since Jesus knew that the church would form but that she would progressively be corrupted by Catholicism, “the branches” or the many denominations, cults and sects, The Lord certainly knew that His Father planned to send “strong delusion.” (II Tim:2:11) Actually, II Thessalonians Chapter 2 plainly describes the delusion . Paul warned the elect that there would come a day when God would send His people such a strong delusion, that they would believe a lie. When? Well, Paul indicated in his letter that the mystery of iniquity had already begun to work. Why? Because the people do not have a love of the truth. My knowledge of Catholicism is limited. Yet I can wade through the upscale religiosity to some basic facts.
To Timothy, Paul confided that some shall give heed to seducing spirits. (I Tim:4:1) How soon? I suppose as soon as the first denomination was formed. Catholicism first, then the short-lived reformation of Protestantism, followed by the many, many, many branches. Accordingly, the birds came and devoured the seed. How long ago? Well, it follows that it was “a long time ago.” Every century, more seed was devoured and the interpretation of the word of God was filled with error and the church was contaminated. So to protect His people, we pray, “Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil.” Where is evil? Evil is in the godless world system and evil is built into Catholicism and all other cults that blaspheme the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Satan rules BOTH worlds.
Every belief and practice connected with sorcery is an open invitation to the powers of darkness. Roman Catholicism strongly believes in and practices the worship of dead saints. This is necromancy, a form of witchcraft, along with any cultic practices of ancestor worship. Jesus said if the tree is evil, than the fruits shall be evil. Catholics believe and teach the lie that Mary never died, that she remained a virgin throughout her life even though history reports that she conceived children with her husband, Joseph.
Expecting power and miracles by blessing water and calling it “holy, medals, pictures, statues, and objects blessed by a priest is simply witchcraft. Even worst, Catholicism has departed from the gospel of grace by adding additional requirements to salvation, including baptism, church membership, the sacraments, obeying the commandments, good works and the mass as necessary to be saved. This is another gospel. Catholics teach that right standing with God can be obtained by what they do, rather than what the Lord has already done at the cross.
Consequently, Catholics and similar cults are bound by strong delusion.
So how can they effectively try the spirits to see if they be of God? Well, they cannot.
So if the imposter, the fallen angel Jesus Sananda Immanuel or the one who calls himself Mother Mary are taking turns appearing to you in visions, and if you are having out-of-body experiences and signs and wonders like the stigmata in your hands, the only way that you can try the spirits is to count every supernatural vision or astral travel experience as devilish. All of it. Stop the fasting and the prayer, stop praying to Mary with rosaries, stop all things Catholic or cultish.
You may need some help pulling yourself out of this apostate system. To stop going to church is not enough. Cultism has made a home in your soul and you may need deliverance.
Call me at 518-477-5759.