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Roman Catholics copying Evangelicals?

A sad trend as of late is that many supposed professing Christians are unifying with and even returning to Rome (like a dog to its vomit) and taking many of the undiscerning with them.

But what I find ironic is that while an exodus out of Biblical Christianity and into Roman Catholicism is taking place (i.e. A great falling away), simultaneously the church of Rome appears to be borrowing from evangelicalism the very pragmatic methodologies that’s killing evangelicalism.

After watching the following video it seems that Rome is trying to model the same seeker-sensitive, feely-touchy, charismatic, man-made methodology that has left so many evangelicals disenfranchised with Christianity and is the impetus behind why so many are running into the arms of the Romish organization.

Here’s the Roman Catholic Life Teen promo video chalk full of images explicitly Romish along with images indistinguishable from modern Churchianity, devotion to a dead woman, and typical Romish heresy.

20 comments on “Roman Catholics copying Evangelicals?

  1. What I find disturbing is that Evangelicals have been copying Roman Catholics and rubbing shoulders with this false religion for many years.

    Most Evangelicals teach that the Catholic church is Mystery Babylon from Revelation 17-19 yet they refuse to obey the command from God in Revelation 18:4 to “come out”.

    Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.

    For those who still celebrate Christ-mass and think that the catholic church is Mystery Babylon… Why are you part of the ecumenical movement? Why haven’t you “Come out”?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas#Etymology

  2. Rome says we should not try to evangelize each other, but it seems that they do not abide by this.
    The enemy can put on a very convincing show to make it look so real and so sincere. My prayer is that there are some true conversions taking place with a corresponding exodus from the RCC.
    Professing Christians jumping from one thing to the next until they reach someplace where they can feel, see, hear and touch experiences that comfort their troubled souls while saying to themselves…I have surely been with God. Sadly, this is what is around us.
    But God’s Word says, “blessed is the man who trusts in God…cursed is the man who trusts in man”(Jer 17:5-8). God’s righteous ones will walk by faith, even childlike faith.

  3. May be slightly off-topic–

    One thing I have always noticed in movies is Hollywood’s near-tolerance of all things Romish. Whenever there is some “good-vs-evil” plot, there is usually some Romish priest who helps defeat the evil. Yet, almost every time a Protestant pastor is featured in a movie, they are mean-spirited, bigoted, over-the-top Elmer Gantry-type blowhards whose only purpose is to stop the “heroes” from having fun (e.g., “Footloose”).

    I don’t think it’s hard to figure out why Mystery Babylon gets the kid-glove treatment from American Babylon, while those who oppose her are treated very harshly. It’s almost as if Hollywood is acting as an “evangelizing” arm of Rome herself.

  4. And some protestants don’t understand why reformed folk consider Rome a cult. That video should be enough to cause any blood-bought child of the living God to see the horror of the Roman church. Thanks be to God for the Reformation.

  5. Wow, just wow. I am beyond words at that video. I honestly don’t know what to say except at how dangerous and bad this video is. The Eucharist? Mary worship? The wafer? *shakes my head* My soul cries out to save the people that appear in the video and in Catholicism.

  6. Truly satanic and very sad.

  7. Dude.

    Sorry; I’m speechless at the moment. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing – I had to stop it shortly after the 2 minute mark.

    What have these people been doing — studying YWAM or Campus Crusade recruitment videos???? Learning how to pronounce “contextualize” with a straight face??

    These people want to have a “deeper relationship with Jesus through His blessed mother.” I want to have a deeper relationship with Jesus through Jesus.

    But that’s just me.

  8. This whole video was wretched.

    Jesus was mentioned mostly “in the background” to Mary…

    The Bible ——> 0

    The eucharist changes hearts? Actually, the Bible says that the Holy Spirit does that.

    You have to win the right to be heard.

    Whatever happened to “Thus saith the Lord”?

    Crawling around in the mud, game time, square dancing…

    Where is Jesus and His Word?

    BTW… WOW! at 6:07, that was one big wafer!

  9. This is a trend that has being in my country (Dominican Republic) for a long, long time. Since my country is mainly Roman Catholic, God in His wisdom and Sovereign power, granted me eternal life in this movement. I know it may sound strange to you but I was regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This is what is called Charismatic Catholicism. But three years into it, God showed me through His Word,that the doctrines taught by Catholics were evil and heretic. This movement is very popular among teenagers. The gatherings include music(mainly CCM music), speaking in tongues, healings and miracles and the communion of ¨the body and blood of Christ¨.It sad, this is a failure for obvious reasons, all the young people are gone astray and bound in their sins.

  10. Wow people are ignorant remember that the Catholic Church gave us the Bible as we know it. It is also the only Christian religion that goes back to Christ himself…for 1500 years there was no other forms of “Christians,” only Catholics!!!Although you can make up whatever your want to fit your beliefs…which most of you do. So before you bash lets remember that “Rome” was established by Christ himself…PS Don’t talk about his mom either she was the first Christian…the first person to say “yes” to Christ. HE does not like it when you talk about his mom…trust…

  11. The Catholic Church can’t copy Evangelicals, The Catholic Church was here first. Jesus says to Peter “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church”

  12. Jason – ye understand neither that verse nor its context. The Roman Catholic Church is a false church.

  13. Jason,
    This should be of great interest to you…

    what is the true origin of the Catholic Church?

    For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was banned by the Roman Empire, and Christians were terribly persecuted. This changed after the “conversion” of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Constantine “legalized” Christianity with the Edict of Milan in A.D. 313. Later, in A.D. 325, Constantine called the Council of Nicea in an attempt to unify Christianity. Constantine envisioned Christianity as a religion that could unite the Roman Empire, which at that time was beginning to fragment and divide. While this may have seemed to be a positive development for the Christian church, the results were anything but positive. Just as Constantine refused to fully embrace the Christian faith, but continued many of his pagan beliefs and practices, so the Christian church that Constantine promoted was a mixture of true Christianity and Roman paganism.

    Constantine found that with the Roman Empire being so vast, expansive, and diverse, not everyone would agree to forsake his or her religious beliefs to embrace Christianity. So, Constantine allowed, and even promoted, the “Christianization” of pagan beliefs. Completely pagan and utterly unbiblical beliefs were given new “Christian” identities. Some clear examples of this are as follows:

    (1) The Cult of Isis, an Egyptian mother-goddess religion, was absorbed into Christianity by replacing Isis with Mary. Many of the titles that were used for Isis, such as “Queen of Heaven,” “Mother of God,” and theotokos (“God-bearer”) were attached to Mary. Mary was given an exalted role in the Christian faith, far beyond what the Bible ascribes to her, in order to attract Isis worshippers to a faith they would not otherwise embrace. Many temples to Isis were, in fact, converted into temples dedicated to Mary. The first clear hints of Catholic Mariology occur in the writings of Origen, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, which happened to be the focal point of Isis worship.

    (2) Mithraism was a religion in the Roman Empire in the 1st through 5th centuries A.D. It was very popular among the Romans, especially among Roman soldiers, and was possibly the religion of several Roman emperors. While Mithraism was never given “official” status in the Roman Empire, it was the de facto official religion until Constantine and succeeding Roman emperors replaced Mithraism with Christianity. One of the key features of Mithraism was a sacrificial meal, which involved eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a bull. Mithras, the god of Mithraism, was “present” in the flesh and blood of the bull, and when consumed, granted salvation to those who partook of the sacrificial meal (this is known as theophagy, the eating of one’s god). Mithraism also had seven “sacraments,” making the similarities between Mithraism and Roman Catholicism too many to ignore. Constantine and his successors found an easy substitute for the sacrificial meal of Mithraism in the concept of the Lord’s Supper/Christian communion. Sadly, some early Christians had already begun to attach mysticism to the Lord’s Supper, rejecting the biblical concept of a simple and worshipful remembrance of Christ’s death and shed blood. The Romanization of the Lord’s Supper made the transition to a sacrificial consumption of Jesus Christ, now known as the Catholic Mass/Eucharist, complete.

    (3) Most Roman emperors (and citizens) were henotheists. A henotheist is one who believes in the existence of many gods, but focuses primarily on one particular god or considers one particular god supreme over the other gods. For example, the Roman god Jupiter was supreme over the Roman pantheon of gods. Roman sailors were often worshippers of Neptune, the god of the oceans. When the Catholic Church absorbed Roman paganism, it simply replaced the pantheon of gods with the saints. Just as the Roman pantheon of gods had a god of love, a god of peace, a god of war, a god of strength, a god of wisdom, etc., so the Catholic Church has a saint who is “in charge” over each of these, and many other categories. Just as many Roman cities had a god specific to the city, so the Catholic Church provided “patron saints” for the cities.

    (4) The supremacy of the Roman bishop (the papacy) was created with the support of the Roman emperors. With the city of Rome being the center of government for the Roman Empire, and with the Roman emperors living in Rome, the city of Rome rose to prominence in all facets of life. Constantine and his successors gave their support to the bishop of Rome as the supreme ruler of the church. Of course, it is best for the unity of the Roman Empire that the government and state religion be centered in the same location. While most other bishops (and Christians) resisted the idea of the Roman bishop being supreme, the Roman bishop eventually rose to supremacy, due to the power and influence of the Roman emperors. When the Roman Empire collapsed, the popes took on the title that had previously belonged to the Roman emperors – Pontificus Maximus.

    Many more examples could be given. These four should suffice in demonstrating the true origin of the Catholic Church. Of course the Roman Catholic Church denies the pagan origin of its beliefs and practices. The Catholic Church disguises its pagan beliefs under layers of complicated theology. The Catholic Church excuses and denies its pagan origin beneath the mask of “church tradition.” Recognizing that many of its beliefs and practices are utterly foreign to Scripture, the Catholic Church is forced to deny the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.

    The origin of the Catholic Church is the tragic compromise of Christianity with the pagan religions that surrounded it. Instead of proclaiming the gospel and converting the pagans, the Catholic Church “Christianized” the pagan religions, and “paganized” Christianity. By blurring the differences and erasing the distinctions, yes, the Catholic Church made itself attractive to the people of the Roman Empire. One result was the Catholic Church becoming the supreme religion in the “Roman world” for centuries. However, another result was the most dominant form of Christianity apostatizing from the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the true proclamation of God’s Word.

    Second Timothy 4:3-4 declares, “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”

    from http://www.gotquestions.org/origin-Catholic-church.html

    Also, you will find no office of papacy taught anywhere in scripture, just a twisting of God’s word to justify a fictitious ‘holy father’. As for Peter being the first pope, read this – http://www.gotquestions.org/Peter-first-pope.html

    Do you think you will enter God’s kingdom Jason, and, if so, what do you base your answer on?

  14. There is movement from Catholic to Evangelical and Evangelical to Catholic. In my view, the quantiy has been on the flow from Catholic to Evangelical but, the quality has been on the Evangelical to Catholic. Great example is Scott Hahn: cathliceducation.org

  15. As was your latest attempt.

    olo, please refer to # 7 of our Rules of Engagement.

    Thank you.

  16. Dear olo,

    Judging by you latest comment (which has not been approved) you apparently still don’t understand.

    This blog is not a conduit by which to plug Romanism, and we have no obligation to allow such a platform.

    To suggest this is an “injustice” to our readers is ludicrous. I’m certain that anyone who is computer literate enough to find this blog is equally computer literate enough to use the same means to learn more about Romanism.

    Additionally, you asked if I’m in the truth, what am I afraid of? Nothing. Who said I was afraid? I simply will not allow you to use this blog in an attempt to direct people to an apostate religious system of dead works. If readers want to learn more about putting the Romish yoke of slavery upon their shoulders, then they can use google to do their research.

    Perhaps one day, if Rome wrests enough power back, your popes can once again torture and execute people like me out of a true fear of truth, but for now, you’ll just have to grin and bear it.

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