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:

 

 

 

 

Friends With The World

I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that Lecrae (Christian rapper) has signed with Columbia Records, the same major label that 50 Cent, Adele, Pharrell, and Beyonce’ are signed to.

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Lecrae with Columbia Records

 

Over the past 5 years or so there’s been an explosion of male Christian rappers on the scene and most of them are extremely talented. They are – in their own words – rappers who just happen to be Christian, and love hip-hop and the art form rap. But what I’ve also noticed is that many of these Christian rappers have compromised or completely sold out, in exchange for earthly riches. Signing to Columbia Records is obviously a good chess move if your objective is to “reach” people and become rich and famous – but if your goal is to unapologetically preach TRUTH, the gospel of Jesus Christ, then Check Mate. You lose. Satan wins.

Jesus said: For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26

(Wee bit about me: Music industry vet, music publishing company owner, degrees in Music Business and Vocal Performance, music instructor at 2 Hollywood schools, songwriter, singer, rapper)

 

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Columbia logo looks like an eye

In regards to Columbia Records/Sony Music, they are one of the biggest SATANIC record labels in the world and they offer their artist the kingdoms of the world, in exchange for their music recordings (and their soul). Record Labels are a fancy word for BANK. They are the banks/puppet masters controlling these big music artists (pawns). Many people think that getting a major record deal is the best deal of a lifetime, not realizing the majority of Professional Recording Artists are  signing their name blood to Satan himself.

 

And the devil, taking Him up into an high mountain, shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto Him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. Luke 4:5-6

 
lecrae wins grammyI’m not saying that Lecrae has made a deal with the devil, but I am saying that if you do start to see something dark going on with him – don’t say I didn’t warn you. Mainly because he rolled the dice and signed with a Satan-run record label. Maybe they signed him just to shelf him. (Doubt it.) Usually artists who get shelved (blocked) is because the label want to control and possibly diminish how and where they are being marketed, especially if they are posing a threat to the label’s main artist (revenue $$$ pawns). For them it’s all about the dollar. Period. Or maybe they signed Lecrae specifically so the devil could use him to influence the Church and the world simultaneously. Either way, signing with a major label is bad news for TRUE Christians. Now if he’s a fake Christian, then he got exactly what he wanted. Truth will come out soon enough. In my honest opinion, I think he’s a fake, cause Grammy Awards are generally reserved for servants of the devil. But don’t take my word for it.

 

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Music artists (singers/rappers/musicians) and even actors who want to be popular and successful in the industry have no choice but to compromise. They have to be friends with the world. Of course, on the surface it looks like they are “loving” and “accepting” of everyone, but what you’re actually seeing is that they are befriending the world. A Christian takes sides with the bible, regardless if you’re in the music or film industry. But what do you see? You see them supporting abortion and LGBT rights and all kinds of things that the bible is against. They’re backs are against the wall. They have no choice.

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

 

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Why do they have no choice? Because when you’re an artist/actor you are expected to give the fans what they want. You can’t really afford to be a rebel. You can make it appear as if you’re against the world (like Tupac), but in actuality you are just pretending for branding and marketing sake. The label is NOT GOING TO LET YOU mess up their money. Period.  You signed a contract to SELL RECORDS so they’re going to literally SELL YOU. Most artists put forth this certain persona so they can sell music. If an artist decides to rebel against the world (and against their label) and stand on the TRUTH of God’s word, then many people will begin to dislike you. Then the label is either going to drop you or get rid of you (in a bad way).  Most artists can’t afford to take those kinds of chances. Any artist who wants to be successful will need the love and support of the world, otherwise their music will not sell. You lose fans = you lose money = you lose your major label/bank

John 15:18-19 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

 

At the end of the day every Christian artist has to make a choice. Be friends with the world? and they’ll love you and your music. Or be hated by the world? and they’ll hate you and your music. Be friends with the world? and become rich and super successful. Be hated by the world? and never be successful. Hard decision, I guess.

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

 

Flesh vs Spirit

Ephesians 6:12

What’s a “Christian” artist like Lecrae to do? Let’s face it. He’s not going to just walk away from the deal he just signed. He’s going to have to roll with it. If Columbia/Sony tells Lecrae to perform at a concert where a false teacher is the main guest speaker, he’s going to have to roll with it. As a matter of fact, he’s doing exactly that. He’s performing at Together 2016, an ecumenical concert in July in Washington DC, led by the Pope. Sounds great, right? It’s an anti-Christ movement. Why would any Christian artist be part of this? Because the record label wants to boost his popularity – so long as the event looks “Christian” and positive, they’re going to make sure he’s on the Artist Line-up. Many Christians can’t discern between a fun anti-Christ “Christian-looking” event and a fun Christian event. Why? Because the church has merged (became friends) with the world.

 

I’ve made my choice. I’d rather be hated by the world and friends with God, than to be loved by the world and an enemy of God.

 

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With love,

Lady Rho