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Catholicism: What About Purgatory?

17 Jan

I have been born again 44 years and until recently, understanding purgatory was not a priority for me. However, since many of those who seek deliverance from Pam Sheppard Ministries are Catholic, it was mandatory that I study its implications toward addressing why so many Catholics need deliverance. Since the Lord Jesus Christ said that knowing the truth will set captives free, it’s time to fathom the hold that purgatory has had over the lives of many.

Catholicism teaches that there are two kinds of sin: mortal and venial. Venial sins are not considered deadly, but as indicated from Catholic.com, even though mortal sins can be forgiven, venial sins need to be purified because though not deadly, venial sins are impurities that require a temporary punishment.

As purgatory is defined, Catholics are taught that it is a necessary spiritual place “out there in the ether somewhere,” that is like a holding center for the spirits of dead Catholics in order to purify their already dead souls as a prelude to entrance into heaven. The scripture used to support this teaching is found in Revelation 21:27:and nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

My first observation is to ask “Why would the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth shed His blood for the remission of sin, pay the punishment for all sinners in His blood, be resurrected, go into hell and release all the captives out of Abraham’s bosom, and yet maintain a holding cell for the purification of “venial” sins? Is not purgatory a sign that the Lord’s blood is not powerful enough? did Jesus lie when He declared “It is finished?”

So I perceive that those who promulgated this blasphemous heresy do not understand the power of the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth within the context of redemption sanctification, justification and rebirth.

1. Redemption: To be redeemed is to be purchased. The sinner is akin to a slave on the eternal auction block, owned by Satan. Those whom God has called have been purchased by the Lord’s blood, and their spirits were eternally cleansed, purified at the moment the Lord cried out from the cross “it is finished!!!”

2. Sanctification: To Be sanctified is to “be made holy.” To be Holy is to be clean. We have been taken from among the heathen and gathered out. He says “I will sprinkle clean water upon you.” look at God”s emphasis. On all the “I will’s.” He says “I will sprinkle clean water upon you. I will give you a new heart, I will give you a new spirit, I will put a new spirit within you, I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, I will put My Spirit in you, and I will cause you to walk in My statutes and you shall keep My judgments and do them.” IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS, WE ARE CLEAN!!!! ( Ezekiel 36)

3. Justification: To be justified is to be declared INNOCENT EVEN THOUGH YOU WERE ONCE GUILTY! This occurs because in His blood and by His resurrection, we become new creatures. Old things are passed away including ALL past sins. All things become new. The blood of Jesus speaks and declares that we are no longer sinners once we have been made new. Sure, we will sin because our souls must be renewed within our daily walk. But John tells us that when we DO sin, the blood of Jesus cleanses us of the sin once we have truly repented.b(1John1)

4. Rebirth: We are a three part being, spirit, soul and body. What is reborn and made completely clean is our spirits, not our souls and not our bodies. Our spirits are instantly purified in the blood of Jesus the moment we become “born again.” So when we die, since ALL of our spirits ARE purified in His blood and by His resurrection, our spirits immediately go to heaven. So, why purgatory?

Here is the deal. Catholicism is based on works. It’s religious legalism, straight and simple. Catholic priests cannot cast out evil spirits because these entities only respond to faith in the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Consequently, all of that Catholic exorcism stuff is a sham. A play or movie whose director is The devil. A belief in purgatory is the first domino to fall. Included in all of these false or mixed teachings is the divinity of Mary. It is also a deception.Why? because Mary was alive at the cross. For as He hung there, the Lord called on John to “look after His mother.” So Mary stayed on earth until she died and then her spirit went to heaven just as all who die in Christ do.

Also, praying to dead saints is necromancy, needing an article or two all to itself!!!

I could go on and on here, but for now, I will simply say, “there is no such place as purgatory.”

If you need to be set free from religiosity, call PSM at 888-818-1117 or send an email to getreadyforthelord@gmail.com

Why Catholics And Other Cults Cannot Try the Spirits

28 Jun

  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.

 Catholic-Lit-Candles-CeremonyEvery  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.