When I Was Catholic

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I was baptized by the Catholic Church as an infant, attended Catholic schools, was born and raised in the Catholic faith, received Confirmation (initiation), and First Communion ceremony, etc.

The Lord called me out of the Catholic Church when I was 16 years old. I remember like it was yesterday. One of my good friends in high school also attended the same Catholic church that I attended. So she was one of my closest friends at church. One day she just stopped coming to church and of course I noticed. At school I confronted her about not attending Mass anymore. She refused to tell me why, but said she prayed that the Lord would show me Himself. Well, I didn’t like that answer at all. So I went home all sad and discouraged that my closest friend in church had left. And now I had to trust God to show me because she simply refused to tell me. 😦

I prayed earnestly to my Heavenly Father and then opened my bible and began to read. The Lord answered our prayers and showed me verse after verse after verse on WHY the Catholic Church is not approved by God. The word answered my many questions. The Catholic Church, according to the bible, is in complete contradiction to the word of God.

Mark 7:9
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

Mark 7:13
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

 

MW4I was shocked! Being raised in the church for 16 years and NO ONE ever told me this. Smh. I was hurt and couldn’t understand WHY the Catholic church DIDN’T align itself with the word of God. Why the idols? Why the prayers to Mary? Why the worship and exaltation of “Mother” Mary? Why the prayers to Saint Peter, Saint Joseph, Saint Christopher and other dead Saints? Why confess my sins to a man (the priests) instead of Jesus? Why sermons vaguely use the bible? Why do penance instead of repent and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ? Why teach purgatory when it’s not in the bible? Why forbid the priests and nuns to marry? Why cause these men (priests) to defile themselves with nuns and usher boys and others, when the bible says that marriage is good? Why call the priests “Father” and the pope “Holy Father”, when the bible says call no one on earth Father except your FATHER in Heaven. Why does the Church exalt the pope as Jesus? Why did the church I love, knowingly do the opposite of what God commands?

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 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.

So after the Lord showed me the TRUTH about the Catholic Church, I told my mother what the Lord revealed to me and asked if we could leave Catholicism behind. She took heed to my words. We left Catholicism and never looked back.

Jeremiah 17:5
Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.

Colossians 2:8
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Over time I began to see more and more what’s been going on behind the scenes and it’s satanic infiltration of the Body of Christ. Catholicism is not the same as Christianity. It looks Christian on the surface and it carries the name of Jesus Christ, but the leaders of Catholicism do not follow Jesus Christ nor the bible.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

 

If you are Catholic and you love your church, you love your Catholic faith, consider this:
It would be a major disappointment to find out AFTER this life that NONE of your good works helped you to gain eternal life. Salvation is by FAITH through grace, and not of yourself, lest any man should boast. My friend, you cannot work your way or earn your way into heaven. Being a nice caring giving person like Mother Theresa won’t ensure your spot in Heaven. Mary is not listening to anyone’s prayers, nor can she answer them. The Pope cannot answer prayers and he cannot grant salvation. If the Pope speaks a blessing over your life and promises that you will inherit eternal life in Heaven, do not believe him. The Pope does not have the power or authority to save anyone. He cannot even save himself. Only salvation through the blood shed of Jesus Christ can save you. Believe in the finished work of the cross, my friend. Believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead on the 3rd day. Realize that you do not deserve heaven. Your good deeds on this earth is not enough “goodness” to get you in. We are all filthy sinners deserving HELL, including Pope Francis! We all need Jesus Christ. No one is exempt.

If you were born and raised Catholic, like me, I pray you seek Jesus Christ for yourself. Get alone with God. Go in your prayer closest (go see the movie War Room) and spend one on one time – just you and Jesus. I know it’s hard to break traditions that we’ve done our whole lives, but if God is not pleased with your tradition, then it’s time to put that stuff down. Put it down. God hates it! God is a jealous God and He does not accept idolatry. He does not approve of human worship, dead-Saint worship, Mary worship, statue worship, demon worship, or any worship except to Him. He doesn’t want your rosary prayers. He wants you! God wants your heart. God wants your life. You can’t be equally surrendered to the devil and to Jesus. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Open your bible and read it my friend. I pray that you truly want Jesus Christ MORE than you want your church, your traditions and your religion. If it’s leading you to Hell, don’t you think it’s time to let it go? So what if people talk. Let them talk. Better to fear God than man. It’s time to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. Repent and seek the Lord Jesus today, while you still have breath in your lungs.

 

 

With love,
A very concerned woman of God

 

P.S. When the Lord showed me the truth, Youtube didn’t exist. You are blessed. Here’s a few videos I recommend you to watch:

 

 

 

 

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