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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Church

New song “Church” by Lady Rho, to be released February 2016. . . .

Many of you know my story. I was a singer/rapper/songwriter in the music industry and I left it all for Jesus Christ.

Fast forward, 3 years later, the Lord has given me the green light to release NEW songs that He has given me. He wants the message within these songs to get out – except this time He’s doing it, not me. And this time the music is for His glory, not mine.

One of the songs the Lord gave me is called “Church.”  Almost the entire song was written from the book of Revelation, chapter 3, verses 14 -19. So, the lyrics are literally the words of Jesus Christ, not the words of Lady Rho.

The song is intended to wake up the Church. The Lord loves His precious people and that’s why He rebukes and chastens (disciplines) us. He knows what time it is, but we’re not moving like we know. We are TRULY living in the LAST DAYS and the Church is fast asleep. It’s difficult to tell the difference between a believer and an unbeliever these days. We are blending in with the world instead of being separate. There’s a serious war going on in the spirit. And it’s a WAR FOR SOULS! Where’s the sense of urgency in the Church? The majority of Christians, are comfortable in their daily lives. Especially in America, we’ve got it so easy. We don’t worry about starving, freezing to death, being beaten, imprisoned or being beheaded for our faith. We enjoy our happy little lukewarm lives, meanwhile the world is perishing. Where’s the Church? The harvest in plentiful and the laborers are few. There are many MANY lost, dead men who don’t realize they are dead in sins and in need a living Savior, church flames and there are many of us Christians who know the Savior but aren’t telling the dead men where to find LIFE. The Lord wants us to WAKE UP and do the work of the Lord. If we call ourselves Christians, then why do we not do the work of a Christian? What’s our excuse? Why do we not spread the gospel of Jesus Christ? Where are the laborers for God’s kingdom?

Distracted by the cares of this life. Entertained to death. We need to stop following all these folks on TV and follow Jesus Christ. Matter of fact, many of us need to turn the TV off all-together. Sports, movies, music, and entertainment, is not all evil per say, but it’s distracting and it’s not edifying to the Body of Christ. Celebrity preachers are not what you think. They might come in the name of Jesus Christ and they might have the title of “pastor” or “bishop,” but that doesn’t mean they are truly called by God. Maybe they were called by God but were lured away by their lustful desires. These leaders are supposed to be pointing people to the cross. Instead of preaching Christ and Him crucified, they are writing more books, holding mega conferences, banquets and making deals with worldly rappers, actors and movie producers. Many famous people who claim to be Christian, compared to Christians in the bible, seem to be the opposite of what Jesus said His followers would be like. They’re totally fine with “playing” church instead of actually being Christian. Many everyday folks follow after money, power, and worldly success. And those same people are following after “Christian” preachers who promote worldly success. Who is looking for the One True God? Will the Church forsake the world’s goods and begin to store up treasures in Heaven? Will we continue to look and sound and act like the world? Will we come out of the world and be separate? Be holy? Will we deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus Christ?

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (KJV)

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

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15 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.

You’re on team Jesus? Everyone on team Jesus has an important position in the Body of Christ. No position is played on the bench. You’ve relaxed long enough… time to get back in the game. No more Christians on the sidelines lukewarming the bench. If you consider yourself Christian, then you need to prepare yourself for battle, keeping on the full armor of God. The opponent – the devil – knows that his time is short. Satan knows that he’s already lost the game, but he’s determined to get as many people on the losing team as possible. He is the father of lies and he’s been on a mission to blind the minds of an entire generation of people. He doesn’t want the Lost to be found and return back to the Father. The devil is in a hardcore battle to keep people away from the truth. Keep people bound by entertainment. Keep people strung out on drugs and alcohol. Keep people chained to their computer screens, the television screens, and the cell phone screens. Keep people doped up on toxic foods, vaccines and prescription drugs. Keep people confused by false religions and half-truths. Keep souls wrapped up in the cares of life so they have no time for prayer, no time for worship, no time for bible study, no time for fellowship, no time to preach the gospel, and no time for Jesus. Keep the minds of people so warped by wickedness that they can’t even accept TRUTH when they hear it.

I pray that the song “Church” will move the hearts of men to be uncomfortable being lukewarm. I pray the word of God will perform exactly what the Lord wants it to. I pray the Holy Ghost convicts hearts and calls people out from being lukewarm. I pray that whomever hears the song’s message and recognizes themselves as being a halfway Christian, would be challenged to get off the fence. I pray from this day forward they’d be HOT and ON FIRE for the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank You Lord Jesus for not giving up on Your people.

 

 

P.S. Saints, we’ve got work to do! Legggo!

 

With love,

Lady Rho

Click here to watch the video: “Church

Revelation 3:14-20 (KJV)

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.