Jesus Commanded, “Call No Man Father”


Matthew 23:9

9 “And do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”

This teaching and our sign was inspired by what Catholic Commentators of the New American Bible wrote concerning Matthew 23:1-12. In these verses Jesus teaches the crowds and his disciples to call no man on earth Father and also forbidding other titles. Here is the statement made by the Catholic New American Bible Commentary, copyright 1991:

The Matthean Jesus forbids not only the titles but the spirit of superiority and pride that is shown by their acceptance.”

We were shocked to find this statement not in a protestant commentary, but in a Catholic commentary! “Matthean Jesus”, is this commentary suggesting that there is more than one Jesus? Is the Catholic church somehow suggesting that the Jesus found in the Gospel of Matthew is actually another Jesus than the one that they claim. Furthermore, this proves to us that at least someone in Rome knows that calling the priest “Father” and the pope “Holy Father” is wrong.

Catholic Commentary New American Bible


 

Peter Was Not the Rock

One of the biggest scandal’s of the Catholic Church’s history is removing God from his rock solid foundation and replacing Him with man. To do this they had to manipulate Scripture throughout the ages. In this teaching you will see that God is the Rock and not the Apostle Peter as the Catholic Church has taught in error for centuries. The prophet Isaiah quotes God as saying, “He knew of no other Rock”, besides Himself.

Isaiah 44:6-8

6 “Thus says the Lord , the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.

7 ‘Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, From the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to take place.

8 ‘Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.’

The Penance Scandal

The Vatican is Guilty of Changing Repentance to Penance in Douay Rheims Bible

Jeremiah 8:8
“8 How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.”

In 1545, along with other sacraments, the sacrament of penance became dogma at the council of Trent.

In 1609, the Catholic Douay Rheims Bible was released with 50 out of 56 references to “repentance” changed to “penance”.

In 1986, the revised Catholic New American Bible corrected all the 1609 improperly used word “penance” and returned “repentance” back to it’s original place. Why was it ever altered?

Matthew 15:3
“3  And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?”

To Catholics over 50 years of age, who never heard the word “repentance”, but constantly heard “penance”. This manipulation of scripture caused us to substitute the only provision for man’s sin; the blood of Jesus Christ, with man made traditions (such as penance) which will never take away sin!

 

You Turn Things Around

This powerful message compares what Peter, (who is erroneously referred to as the first pope) wrote in comparison to today’s Catholic teaching & their manipulation of God’s Word.

The Rock Scandal

Revelation 22:18-19
“18 I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book:19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.”

Out of the 104 places that the Old Testament uses the word “rock” 30 are referring directly to God. In 1609 the Catholic Douay Rheims Bible replaced or removed 30 “rocks”, all or which have direct references to God. The 1970 Catholic New American Bible put back all the altered “rocks” from the Douay Rheims, but they also added another “rock” in the New Testament. Peter’s name when translated back to the original Greek is “petros”, which is a small stone. There are 156 places in the New Testament Scriptures where it is exactly that way, but not so in the 1970 New American Catholic Bible. They correctly translated “petros”, meaning ‘Peter’ a small stone, a whopping 155 out of the 156 times! The only place where they changed the translation is in Matthew 16:18 which correctly reads: “18 And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” This verse which reads “thou art Peter” in all Bible versions prior to and after the 1970 Catholic New American Bible, is translated correctly except in the 1970 New American Catholic Bible, where it reads “thou art ‘Rock'”! Amazingly, this incorrect translation (revised in 1986) is improperly used in Catholic churches across the United States; instead of the corrected 1986 revised edition, which reads “thou art Peter”.

Bernard Maddoff was trusted by many with their hard earned money, and lost it all! The Roman Catholic Church is trusted worldwide by a billion plus people with their souls. If left unchecked, could it pull off the greatest spiritual heist of all time, and would you be willing to risk your own soul?

Pope John Paul II Kissing a Copy of the Koran

Pope kissing the Koran

I know many of you reading this can probably not believe that the beloved Pope John Paul II actually kissed a copy of the Koran. If you desire to verify this, then you can click the link below and it will pull up a google search on the topic:

Pope John Paul II Kissing the Koran

If you are like I was when I first discovered this, then I am sure you are shocked at this revelation, to say the least, especially knowing that both Christians and Jews are condemned in this book. Not only are we condemned, but furthermore Muslims are commanded to kill all infidels:

“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.” Koran 9:30

“Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.” Koran 47:4

“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Koran 8:12

“Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191

These are just a few of the direct quotes that demonstrate the brutality and terror that accompanies the Muslim faith. Islam is not merely one among many charitable faiths; it is a satanically inspired religion that is fueled by hate and a thirst for world dominion. It is a known bit of history that Muhammad would receive his revelations from an Angel and furthermore it is recorded that at times of prayer and while receiving revelations Muhammad would begin foaming at the mouth(sounds like the exorcist right?). Thankfully the Apostle Paul forewarned us in the New Testament about deceptive influences that would come upon the world.

Galatians 1:8

“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!”

If you are a Catholic, I am sure you are shocked to find out that one of your leaders not only acknowledged this as a “Holy Book”, but also put his seal of affection for it in the form of a kiss. However, if you are a good Catholic and have thoroughly studied your Catechism then this kind of gesture should have come as no surprise. Please reference the Catholic Catechism paragraph 841:

841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims.

“The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.

How can this be, how can the Catholics who claim to be Christian, who claim to follow the Bible, how can they embrace a religion that is so contrary to the God of the Bible that they profess to be following? Is this one of those non-essentials that you as a Catholic can just shrug off, or is this something that requires much more examination? This must raise the question, “do we really know who it is that we are following, are we being presented the God of the Bible or have we been unknowingly been following a counterfeit God?” If you didn’t know this about your own faith, please ask yourself what else do I not know. Again, we are not posting this information out of hate, or out of spite, but out of a love for God who saved us and out of love for the Catholic people who have had the wool pulled over their eyes for far far too long!