History, Church and History of the Church – (Part 2)

 

Tradition, the handing over from generation to generation of the deposit of faith, places us squarely, even more so, in the field of history. In the first place, because it is in the time where the content and knowledge of the revelation is being displayed, and we quote again the Dominus Iesus declaration :

“… the words, the works and the totality of the historical event of Jesus, even being limited as human realities, however, have as a source the divine Person of the Incarnate Word, true God and true man, and that is why they carry yes the definitiveness and the fullness of the revelation of the salvific ways of God, although the depth of the divine mystery in itself remains transcendent and inexhaustible (Dominus Iesus, I., 6).

“The Kingdom of God has, in effect, an eschatological dimension. It is a present reality in time, but its definitive realization will come with the end and fulfillment of History (Dominus Iesus., V, 18) “.

They are also human agents, and therefore, historical, those chosen to carry out this mission. Hence the mutability that affects various aspects of Catholic life: it changes our degree of knowledge of revelation (” the understanding of the words and institutions transmitted when the faithful contemplate and study them grows …” Dei Verbum, 8) , change the means, people, institutions, pastoral actions … only the object of faith remains unchanged. This is what has been called homogenous evolution of dogma, in which the revelation remains identical from the beginning, but it is being completed and understood better over time.

Given this temporal, historical condition, it can also be understood that human agents make mistakes. However, accepting historicity is one of the factors that makes possible the capacity for reaction, for correction. This seems especially interesting to us, since we can see in different situations how those confessions, not only the Christian ones, that reject the historical terrain as a manifestation of religious belief easily derive towards positions of fanaticism, clinging only to the immutable, as absolute, to the non-historical. That is, to something that ultimately has no direct connection with the human temporal substance. That is to say:

This interpretation of history, starting from the presuppositions of Catholic doctrine, can only be a finalist. It establishes a linear conception of human evolution (in front of the circular or cyclical vision, very widespread in other currents of thought), with a goal. Since that goal is salvation, for Christians history can not be more than the history of salvation. Identifying history and history of salvation, the doctrine will establish that human time is the terrain on which the content of revelation unfolds, and it is also the scene of the combat against the forces of evil, of which man must be saved. For Christianity and Catholicism, time is essentially eschatological, and the Church does not deny the difficulties that this superposition of realities poses, when it is recognized

“The difficulty of understanding and accepting in history the presence of definitive and eschatological events” (Dominus Iesus, Introduction, 4).

And from here, we would move to a second section:

1.b) It is the obligation of the Christian to know the history.

A first reference of the need to understand and know the history of dogma and its relationship with the general history of the church, although applied to the formation of priests, we find it already in the decree Optatam totius , Vatican II:

” 16 (…) explain to the students the contribution of the Fathers of the Church of the East and the West to the faithful transmission and development of each of the truths of the revelation, as well as the subsequent history of dogma -considered also its relation with the general history of the Church “.

But the knowledge of history does not only concern the priests. The letters of Paul are full of allusions to the need to exercise discernment about the times that touch us. And this is valid for all the faithful. Not only as a particular interest in salvation, but as the responsibility of an evangelizing mission, and, therefore, for all men. Let us give some examples taken from one of the great documents of the Second Vatican Council, the pastoral constitution on the Church in today’s world Gaudium et Spes :

“The course of present history is a challenge to the man who forces him to respond. (5)”.

“History itself is subject to such a process of acceleration that it is hardly possible for man to follow it. The human race runs the same fate and is no longer diversified into several scattered stories. Humanity thus passes from a rather static conception of reality to a more dynamic and evolutionary one, from which a new set of problems arises that requires new analyzes and new syntheses (5) “.

“The Church believes that in this way, through her children and through her entire community, she can offer great help to give a more human sense to man and history (40)”.

“The circumstances of modern man’s life in the social and cultural aspect have changed profoundly, so much so that one can speak with reason of a new epoch of human history (54).”

And we could multiply the appointments … because in the end what the document proposes is that the changes experienced in society since the Second World War place man squarely in a temporal, historical perspective, in which the perception is sharpened of the mutability of things, and of their finitude. In this plane, history, as a term associated with others such as time, finitude, death, mutation … is forcing us to propose our position in front of the deepest questions of man. The constitution Gaudium et SpesIt defines what the response of the Church must be to these challenges and questions. Now, how to respond, if you do not know the history?

History, Church and History of the Church – (Part 1)

 

During this year we have been developing a research project on the history of the Diocese of Cartagena at the Catholic University of San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM). This has given us the opportunity to talk among ourselves and with other people; to observe, and, in short, to reflect on a series of points that we will try to show in the present work.

There are three main ideas in which we have stopped:

1- History is fundamental for Christianity, in general, and for Catholicism, in particular.

2- Christianity and Catholicism are fundamental for the history of the West and, by extension, for universal history.

3- The current situation of studies on the history of the Church, and on the history of religions, in general, is often not consistent with the first two statements.

The first two will serve as points of departure, and in the respective sections we try a synthesis of arguments already established, in no case an original contribution. It is in the section referred to the third of the ideas where we propose a personal reflection, based on the conclusions drawn from points 1. and 2.

1. History, fundamental for Christianity and for the Catholic Church.

Let us make it clear that the doctrinal aspect will be taken as a point of reference, but that it is not the object of reflection at this time. On the other hand, the heading can be broken down into two sections:

1.a) History is the substance of Christianity and of the Church.

The incarnation of God in the Son is the central fact of Christianity, and means overcoming the stage of natural religiosity to acquire the status of historical event. We can not dwell on the relationships that the incarnation establishes between eternity and time, for its own philosophical and theological scope (a summary of the doctrine regarding this point has recently been published in the Dominus Iesus statement)., in the introduction and in sections I. and II.). But it is important to show circumstances that support the transcendence of the fact. One of them is that, remember, all the great heresies that have been affected, to a greater or lesser extent, with more or less success, to the fact of the incarnation. On the other hand, if the historicity of Jesus Christ were contingent, the debate among historians would not have been as arduous as it has been, especially at times. From the beginning of the Christian faith, we have testimonies of the effort that many men made to affirm the immersion of the divinity in the temporal dimension of man. For example,

” Since many have tried to narrate in an orderly manner the things that have been verified among us, as they have been transmitted to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the Word, I have also decided, after diligently investigating everything from the origins , write it down by order, illustrious Theophilus … (Lc, 1, 1-2) ”

In this sense, it is not by chance that Luke himself places the birth of Jesus of Nazareth at a precise time, providing data whose certainty and knowledge are not indifferent:

“It happened that in those days an edict of Caesar Augustus came out ordering that the whole world be registered. This first census took place as governor of Syria Cirino … “(Lk 2, 1-2).

What difference does it make that the census was ordered by Caesar Augustus, or that the governor of Syria was Cirino or not? No, it is not indifferent. Regardless of the greater or lesser accuracy of Lucas in his data, we can say that it is a will, the will of someone “who has diligently investigated everything” with the desire to affirm without a doubt the historical reality of the coming of the messiah . This passion, this need to know the witnesses, and later meet those who knew the direct witnesses, etc … will be a constant in the early church, personified in authors such as Papías, Hegesipo or Eusebio de Cesarea, each time further away from the facts in time, but feeling the urgency of sticking to the story, in short (another issue is the results that each of them obtained). This same need, that of affirming the historicity of the Christ as a fact of faith, is expressed in the formula of the creed: he suffered under the power of Pontius Pilate.

If this were not enough, the Catholic Church affirms in its doctrine that there are two ways of transmission of Revelation: Sacred Scripture and Tradition. We read in the dogmatic constitution Dei Verbum of the Second Vatican Council:

” 7. … He commanded the Apostles to preach to all men the Gospel as the source of all saving truth and every norm of conduct (…) The Apostles, with their preaching, their examples, their institutions, transmitted in word what they had learned from the works and words of Christ and what the Holy Spirit taught them; in addition, the same Apostles and others of their generation put in writing the message of salvation inspired by the Holy Spirit (…) The Apostles named the Bishops as successors ….

8. (…) This apostolic tradition grows in the Church with the help of the Holy Spirit … ”

Recently, the Dominus Iesus statement states in its introduction:

“The universal mission of the Church is born of the mandate of Jesus Christ and is fulfilled over the centuries in the proclamation of the mystery of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and of the mystery of the Son’s incarnation, as an event of salvation for all of humanity. ”

And later, in the fourth section, on the unity and unity of the Church, we read:

“The faithful are obliged to profess that there is a historical continuity – rooted in apostolic succession – between the Church founded by Christ and the Catholic Church …”

The Catholic Church: Black history, sinister present – (Part 2)

Verbigracia: Andrés Bello Catholic University, which not only joined the 2002 oil strike in Venezuela but continued to charge tuition to its students who apparently did not bother about that detail, or the school San Ignacio de Loyola (the monthly payment reaches and it even exceeds that of two Venezuelan minimum wages if complementary activities such as football are accessed). These institutions do not deal with the poorer classes as the Gospel seems to suggest.

Worse still, members of the Jesuit section of the Church who seemed to profess that of the preferential option for the poor, who supported the formation of cooperatives as an alternative to exploitation in factories, who led work with indigenous communities normally forgotten by the government, they have turned (it would be more correct to say that they have returned to their origins) right-wingers, just at the historic moment when, for the first time, a moderate leftist government has been installed in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which has made public and practice their preferential option for the poor, and in which there is even a ministry dedicated to indigenous affairs.

It is seen that if you are not a protagonist (at least in this case) it is best to prohibit and burn the film.

In Venezuela, absurdities have been reached that are assumed with a terrifying naturalness:

Lord” or “God knows why he does things”. Bullies and more hoaxes. Success is achieved only with effort and dedication accompanied by the right circumstances. Failure depends on the person as well as the environment in which he or she is obliged to live. The omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent God only exists in: 1.- The minds of those people who have not been able to develop a critical thinking attached to logical-deductive analysis, which in turn is based on knowledge accumulated by humanity and available for those who want to take advantage of them, 2.

Yes, the Church is an organization with characteristics that are strikingly similar to those of mafia organizations, a sort of thing with a black history and a sinister present.

Apparently, the Church gives to have a “rosary” of everything, from working class priests, the least; one or the other with a broad mind, very few; and the super saints of Opus Dei and the branch of conservatives, the most.

It should not be forgotten that the Church is vertical and there is a so-called vow of obedience, so that everyone usually follows the same path in this institution, and does not … (ask Ernesto Cardenal or Leonardo Boff, to mention two cases).

A matter of days the pope who in his youth belonged to the Hitler Youth (Benedict XVI for more) made the archbishop of Warsaw renounce his relationship with the Russian communists at the time of the Second World War. Nazi persecution is like that, transferred to our days with the nuances of US policy towards the rest of the world.

Bush got a new pope, as effective as the previous one, and the Church of our country has to follow the line of this one. Or, is there any doubt?

Fortunately, the Church is all, are we all?

The Catholic Church: Black history, sinister present – (Part 1)

 

The accumulated power, political and economic, and its ideological influence on thousands of beings lacking in critical consciousness, still allows medieval behavior

Since when?

The Roman Catholic Church has existed for about 2,000 years. It is an organization that has been given the task of convincing its followers to be the possessor of the truth. Both the truth about God, and that of being the instrument in charge of fulfilling the purposes of God. Moreover, it assumes as one of its functions to achieve through evangelization a world in which all people are practicing Roman Catholics.

How has it been?

To review the history of the Catholic Church is to recount atrocities, excesses and abuses that have been accompanied according to different times, by conquering armies, by fascist governments, by ignominious dictatorships or by economic powers. The church itself has an overwhelming economic power. It has one of the greatest riches in the world. The Vatican Bank or Institute of Religious Works is an example of this.

Corruption also prevails in this organization: The American Cardinal Paul Marcinkus, became famous with the fraudulent bankruptcy of Banco Ambrosiano. Marcinkus, as demonstrated by the Italian prosecutor, in his capacity as director of the Vatican Bank, had weaved strong ties with business sectors and the Italian and North American mafia, such as the masonic lodge “P-2”, which had allowed him to wash money for ten years. A “representation” of these facts can be seen in the movie The Godfather III. In fact, in the 1980s a judicial investigation undressed the financing of the mafia by Italian politicians, especially representatives of the Christian Democrats. Of course, Marcinkus was subjected to an ephemeral pre-trial detention. This is one of many examples.

Another effective department within the Church is Opus Dei, a pseudo-secret and very powerful anticommunist wing of Spanish origin created by the priest José María Escrivá de Balaguer in 1928. Its primary objective is to end the secular state, for this it uses the recruitment of followers among business and political elites who, once inside, are statutorily prohibited from recognizing their affiliation publicly. The influence of Opus Dei has grown vigorously within the Church, especially during the papacy of John Paul II in whose election the role of this lodge was decisive.

The Holy Inquisition, the macabre Tribunal of the Holy Office, institutions that still endure under the striking name of the Doctrine of the Faith, and led at the time by the current Pope Benedict XVI (Ratzinger, right hand of John Paul II) are a sample of the true spirit of this organization. The theology of Liberation in Latin America was crushed by this chapter of the Church following direct orders of the “saint” John Paul II, another deity of Neoliberalism.

This, not only defended the free market among other things, but legitimized the unpayable and illegal external debts of third world countries because “it is certainly just the principle that debts must be paid.” Where would that of: forgive our debts as we …?

With regard to the persecution of sympathizers with the Theology of Liberation, Olmedo Belucheen in an excellent investigation reminds us in his article “The dilemmas of the Catholic Church after the death of John Paul II” published in the journal movement, following:

Undoubtedly the infallibility not only of the pope, but of the whole church, becomes present when subjecting and manipulating people. Name some dictatorship and you will be portrayed next to the ecclesiastical hierarchy. The worst Latin American dictatorships had the support of the Catholic Church justifying their crimes and genocides. Even Hitler had a pope, PIO XII.

How do you do it?

Today’s Christianity has more in common with the Persian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Greek traditions than with the Hebrew ones. The Catholic religion then, is based on a series of dogmas coupled with the best cut and paste style of the electronic age and counts, with the ignorance of the people to continue submitting it ideologically. Some of the beliefs, cults, religions or gods that have been “plagiarized” to form a Christian whole are:

ll those mentioned are prior to the period of Jesus of Nazareth, for up to more than six centuries. Even more, the birthday of this began to commemorate well into the second century during the 6th of January until, in the year 345 July I, it established December 25 as the day of Jesus’ birth. How are you?

Additionally the famous books (Bible means books) remained for centuries in the hands of the Vatican, so that he suffered from many “editions” according to the convenience of the papacy of the day. So much so, that the Catholic Church is the only Christian organization that does not promote direct reading of the Bible (book whose veracity is highly debatable) but opts for indoctrination through the teaching of the catechism and mass dogmatization in the basic schools. Apparently innocuous movements such as Youth Groups, Footprints (in Venezuela), etc., are in charge of the indoctrination of adolescents that in the best of cases become caricatures of thinking adults.

Given that the Church has been associated with the factors of power since its inception, the control of the people has been facilitated, since it has always gone hand in hand with armies and rulers, as previously mentioned.

And what else does it do?

Education has also played an important role in this matter of Catholic indoctrination. Even today, in Latin America, it is a commonly-used norm that Catholic educational institutions (whether basic or university education) are characterized by serving the richer classes, future elites of leaders of the country to which they belong.

The History of the Catholic Church, the origins of Christianity (part II)

With the fall of the empire, the Catholic Church could fulfill its historic role of shaping the new feudal society, constituting its articulating element and its main ideological pillar to maintain the political unity of a convulsed West, which was the inheritance of the failure of the imperial system Roman.

Jealous guardian reactionary their preaching of the gospel were so useful to preach and encourage the submission of the servants of the glebe to the lords and their impotent destiny in front of the world that surrounded them with sweet words of comfort in times of peace and with the sword and the fire to quell the peasant revolts, and placate any attempt to question the existing order. 

The Roman pope was such an enemy of bourgeois society, plotting to the end attempts to stifle his cultural, scientific and political revolutions, as intelligent when turning the other cheek to submit to the new lords who controlled the world.

Those freed from religious submission, were no less intelligent when it came to making the cold calculation that an institution that had survived the deepest contradictions of history, constituted a sharp reactionary weapon, tempered by more than two thousand years of History, three means of production, and with an extensive network of officials spread across the globe, would be useful in maintaining its domination over humanity .

Thus it was exalted to the category of the world party of reaction, always ready to go in the name of the heavenly father, against the enemies of bourgeois domination, and especially in search of undermining the unity among the oppressed, with their raging sermons in against the freedom of women and of sexual diversity today, in the same way that it served before the feudal lords, and the patricians and slavers of the Roman era.

The History of the Catholic Church, the origins of Christianity (part I)

Ad portas of the arrival of Pope Francisco to Chile, and taking advantage of the occasion that give us the “Christmas festivities”, we propose in this series of three articles reflect on the historical and political role of the oldest organization on the planet than in its 2000 years, surviving more than three forms of economic production, continues to play a leading role in the course of events, the question is: In whose service?

Every religion has its deep roots in the psychology that characterizes a certain historical epoch, determined by the material conditions that originate it, from which the myths with which humanity evolved, seek to explain the reasons for its impotence to understand and transform the world That surrounds them. The Christian religion is not the exception.

The Soviet historian Sergei Kovailov fixes the origins of Christianity between the first and second centuries of our era. It is a difficult task for the scientific elaboration to deal with precisely how much historical truth and myth exists when working with sources that are mostly adulterated by the ideological propaganda of Catholicism, and often sustained for political ends by bourgeois historians, discarding of course, those studies that seek from time to time to attribute scientific causes to miracles, to the appearance of the star of Bethlehem or to the possibility that Jesus has risen. These elaborations are only possible, thanks to the leisure time available to the bourgeois intelligentsia to focus on the study of “the rationality of fantasies”.

Christianity has its historical origins in the failure of the slave revolts that preceded the centralization and consolidation of the Roman Empire , after overcoming an era of deep social and political convulsions as a result of its expansion. In a historical era where material conditions did not exist to propose a society that completely surpasses the exploitation of man by man, emancipating humanity from the chains of private property.

According to Kovaliov, this is how an “atmosphere of deep dissatisfaction towards the surrounding world was generated , of distrust in the strength of man and in his ability to change his living conditions. It is the ardent faith of a supernatural force as the only element capable of helping humanity ” (1)

Christianity arises and expands into the plebeian and slave masses impoverished and oppressed by the empire, reflecting the contradictions of the time. In his early days, he had a strong discourse of an egalitarian nature, and rejection of imperial institutions, influenced by discontent with the situation of oppression of the time, but unable to resolve them territorially.

This egalitarian character, however, was due to responding to a “social psychology” of a deep social discontent with the empire, but in no case did it express a revolutionary movement, despite the fact that Christianity had social tensions in its midst, capable of expressing politically to the plebeian and slave masses and propose the overcoming of their misery. Its program was still the furthest and it constituted a charity network, a kind of mutual aid society in its early days, which helped its members to endure the hardships of this world, but not transform it, such was not its historical role, although if I advance a new form of social relations that would be the basis of the feudal system.

As the crisis of the empire became more acute, Christianity spread to more social strata, beginning to include more affluent strata such as merchants, craftsmen and even imperial bureaucratic officials, to whom the network of Christian communities scattered throughout the Roman territory favored their interests. economic, from which it became necessary to acquire a hierarchy, assimilating to the characteristics of the society of the time.

Christianity had the historic opportunity to advance a new conception of the world, which sheltered it from persecution, many of which were exaggerated by the Catholic Church, which for propaganda purposes raised bloody orgies of emperors of dubious psychological stability. Their ends, more than satiating a lascivious thirst for blood of demonic origin, obeyed a more pragmatic need to maintain stability in a time of political and social upheavals and to confiscate property and wealth for the benefit of the empire.

This new conception of the world, that of the servant of the glebe, allowed him to emerge triumphant in his disputes with the pagan religions, representatives of the production system and therefore of the slowly agonizing world. And also of the divisions within the church, product of the displacement of the most plebeian sectors that found in the heresies, mainly the Gnostic and pagan, the ideological foundation to carry forward the disputes of power within the church.

Finally the Emperor Constantine, before the need to regenerate the social bases of the empire in the fourth century elevates Christianity to the rank of official religion, finishing laying the foundations of the current apostolic and Roman Catholic church, putting an end to the divisions that existed in church

The religion that knew how to channel the plebeian discontent originated in the crushing of the aspirations of emancipation of the social revolts in imperial Rome, which was transformed to the official church status, happened as Engels points out: ” Christianity, as it fatally had to occur given the historical conditions, I did not want to make social transformation in this world, but in the afterlife, in heaven, in eternal life after death, in the imminent millennium ” (2)

THE ROOTS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE PAPACY – Part 4

In the year 709, the church began to kiss the feet of the pope. This custom came directly from the pagan religions.

In the year 787 the council of Nikea legalized the worship of the cross, the images and the relics.

In the year 850 a concept was instituted; The holy water, mixed with a pinch of salt and blessed by the priest. In the year 890 the adoration of San Jose began.

In the year 1079 Pope Bonifatius VII established the mandatory priestly celibacy. Also in Babel for the priests it was forbidden to marry. By the way, Apostle Peter had his wife.

In the year 1090 the rosary began to be used. In Hinduism the rosary is also used.

In the year 1184 the council of Verona established the Inquisition of the heretics.

In the year 1190 the sale of bulls and indulgences began, with which the sins in the church were forgiven.

In 1215 Pope Innocent III defined transubstantiation, in which the priest converts bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ, as official doctrine.

In the year 1215 Pope Innocent III impacted the auricular confession of sins to the priest (instead of to God) at least once a year.

In the year 1220 the Pope Honorato III decreed the adoration of the host.

In the year 1229 the council of Valencia forbade the Bible of the “laity” placed it among the forbidden books.

In the year 1251 Simon Stock of England invented the scapular, which is a piece of brown cloth that is used together with the image of the Virgin Mary, because it is supposed to have supernatural powers. The use of the scapular is accompanied by promises such as the protection of eternal damnation or some other blessings. The worship of the objects entered the Roman Catholic Church.

In the year 1439 Purgatory was proclaimed as a dogma of faith by the Council of Florence.

In the year 1439 the doctrine of the seven sacraments was confirmed.

In the year 1545 the Council of Trent declared that tradition and the Bible are of equal authority. At the Council of Trent also the apocryphal (non-canonical) books were added to the Bible.

In the year 1547 the Roman Catholic Church decreed at the Council of Trent: “If anyone says, that the sacraments of the new law are not necessary, but superfluous to be saved, and that men without them, or without their desire, they reach of God by faith alone, the grace of justification, well that not all are necessary to each individual, be excommunicated. ”

In the year 1854 Pius IX promulgated the immaculate conception of Mary.

In the year 1870 the Vatican Council ensured the infallibility of the pope in matters of faith and morality.

In the year 1931 Pope Pius XI confirmed again the doctrine of the Virgin Mary as the mother of God.

In the year 1950 Pius XI proclaimed The Assumption of Mary.

In the year 1965 Mary named “Mother of the Church” by Paul VI.

the sources of information:
– Leo Meller: Vatican in prophecy
– Juhani Aitomaa: new wine drunk

The similarities of the Babylonian religion and the doctrine of the Catholic Church
The tower of Babel was built in the land of Sinear, when there was a language in all the land. The intention of the Tower of Babel and the religion that had to see, was to get everyone to join this idolatry – The Roman Catholic Church and its chief Pope are creating through ecumenism a world church, with which I can control the whole world.

The religion of Babel sanctified Sunday as the day of the sun —– In the year 321 Constantine promulgated laws that favored weekly rest in the Latin dies solis or “day of the Sun” (Sunday).

Semiramus the queen of heaven was a virgin, and she had to pray and adore and through her came salvation —– The Roman Catholic Church has the Virgin Mary, who is the queen of heaven, who must be prayed and adored , and who is the mediator between a Catholic and Jesus.

the cult of Mother and Child
In the religion of Babel there was the cult of the Mother and the Child, represented in the paintings and images as an infant or child in the arms of his mother. Around the head of the mother, the moon and the child’s head were placed on a halo —– The Catholic Church has the statue of Mary, where Mary holds the Child Jesus in her arms.
In the religion of Babel confessed sins in secret for priests —– The Roman Catholic Church has the confessor, where the priest declares the sins forgiven the person.

In the religion of Babel also received the cleansing of their sins and the new life (rebirth) by spraying the water —– In the Roman Catholic Church also salvation has been linked to the sacrament of water baptism.

In the religion of Babel rosaries were used —– In the Roman Catholic church they are also used.

In the religion of Babel on December 25 was the birthday of the dead god —– The Roman Catholic Church established December 25 as the date of the birth of Jesus. The true date of Jesus’ birth was the September / October change.

In the religion of Babel there was a council of priests, led by the high priest —– In the Roman Catholic church the pope leads the cardinals.

In the Babel religion the priests could not marry, it was forbidden for them —– The priests of the Roman Catholic Church can not marry, they have made the promise of celibacy.

In the religion of Babel the statues and images of the false gods were worshiped —– In the Roman Catholic church the statue of Mary and the images of the saints are worshiped.

THE ROOTS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE PAPACY – Part 3

In the year 378 a Roman bishop Damascus inherited from the emperor as the religious leader the titles of Pontifex Maximum and Vicarius Christi. Thus the throne of the Pope of Rome became the heir of the Babylonian cult of the high priest. Since then all the bishops (popes) of Rome have had these titles. Immediately after Damascus had become Pontifex Maximum entered the Roman Catholic church, in a dominant position, Babylonian ceremonies and other teachings of pagan religions began to enter the church of Rome.

In the year 381 he began unofficial prayers to the Virgin Mary, mother of God and queen of heaven. In Babylon the queen of heaven was worshiped.

In the year 354 the Bishop of Rome Julius I ordered, that the day of the official birth of Christ is December 25. In Babylon there was the feast of Tammus (the dead god) on the same date. December 25 was also the birthday of Mithra (the god of the Persians) and the Emperor of Rome. The date of Christ’s birth is not mentioned or observed in the Bible. Jesus did not institute Christmas or the apostles, nor did the early church observe the feast of the birth of Christ at all. It is clear that the Roman Catholic Church decided to celebrate the day of Christ’s birth on December 25 so that they can continue celebrating the feast of Tammus. In Babylon a feast was celebrated on the same date. In Babylon on December 25 was the winter solstice day and the day of Tammus’s birth. The word”yule” of Babylon, means a “child”. December 25 was called yulealso among the Anglo-Saxon pagans. The Anglo-Saxons were inhabitants of the British Isles, who spoke Germanic languages. Also in Scandinavia there was the yule festival, which was celebrated and celebrated even on December 25, which is also the winter solstice day. Tammus was also called in Babylon with the names of Baal-berith and the lord of the fir tree (the Christmas tree). The Egyptians and Persians celebrated the day of birth of the Child-Sun, their god, on December 25. Many names like Mithra, Horus, Isvara, Bacchus, Iacchus, Adonis, Attis etc. they mean the Child-Sun. The origin of Sun-Child worship began in Babylon, where Tammus was this child. So the roots of the celebration of the birth of a “divine” child on December 25 are in Babylon, from where it spread to the whole world. On December 25, it was a day of celebration in Rome, because the party of Tammus had also arrived there (December 25). For the celebration of Tammus in Babylon a coniferous tree was used, which were adorned with round balls that symbolized the sun. The Babylonians worshiped the sun, so they adorned the tree with “sun balls.” In addition, part of December 25 was the sacrifice of a pig.

In the year 394 the mass began as a daily rite in the Roman Catholic church. The night between December 24 and 25, 394 AD, the Mass for Christ was celebrated, where the priest blessed the bread and wine and passed, “the singular conversion of all the substance of the bread into the body of Christ and of all substance of the wine in his blood. ” From this mass of Christ Mass of Christ (Christmas), which was first practiced in 394 AD, the name of the Mass of Christ began to be used (Christmas = Christmas)

In year 400 the Latin Vulgate of Jerónimo became the official translation of the catholic church.

In the year 431 at the council of Ephesus the exaltation of Mary began and the term “mother of God” was applied to her for the first time. In Babylon the queen of heaven was prayed, who was a virgin. The queen of heaven was described as a mother who had a child in her arms.

In the year 500 the special vestments for the priests came to the church, which separated them from the normal people of the church. The doctrine of purgatory was originally taught in Egypt and Greece, that when religions were mixed it became part of the religion of Rome and in the year 593 Gregory the Great, paved the way for the doctrine of purgatory in the Catholic Church.

In the year 553 Mary was made an eternal virgin (Aieparthenos).

In the year 600 Gregory I ordered that the Latin language be used as a language to pray and preach. In the year 600 the church of Romana took the prayer to Mary and the dead saints.

In the 600’s Bonifatius, who was a bishop of Rome, he first took the title of Pope, affirming that he is the follower of Peter, although in reality the bishops of Rome are heirs of the cult of Babylon’s high priest, which in Rome was called with the name Pontifex Maximus.

THE ROOTS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE PAPACY – Part 2

They bowed to the images of the idols and kissed them too. As in Rome, it had the name mithras. In Babylon a sacred reign (saint) was developed over time, where the king became an intermediary of God’s blessings beside the high priests. In the religion of Babel there was a separate council of priests that was directed by the high priest. The priests of Babel could not get married, it was forbidden for them. Make statues and images of the idols and their worship belonged to the religion of Babel. They bowed to the images of the idols and kissed them too. As in Rome, it had the name mithras. In Babylon a sacred reign (saint) was developed over time, where the king became an intermediary of God’s blessings beside the high priests. In the religion of Babel there was a separate council of priests that was directed by the high priest. The priests of Babel could not get married, it was forbidden for them. Make statues and images of the idols and their worship belonged to the religion of Babel. They bowed to the images of the idols and kissed them too. In the religion of Babel there was a separate council of priests that was directed by the high priest. The priests of Babel could not get married, it was forbidden for them. Make statues and images of the idols and their worship belonged to the religion of Babel. They bowed to the images of the idols and kissed them too. In the religion of Babel there was a separate council of priests that was directed by the high priest. The priests of Babel could not get married, it was forbidden for them. Make statues and images of the idols and their worship belonged to the religion of Babel. They bowed to the images of the idols and kissed them too.

the source literature of Babel or Babylon:

– Alexander Hislop: The Two Babylons
– Keijo Lindeman: Apostolinen seurakunta ja antikristuksen eksytys
– Estlander-Hietakari: Jokamiehen maailmanhistory

Rome and the Catholic Church
When the empire of Rome was born and developed, the religious life of Rome was led by the high priest (Pontifex Maximus). When the empire of Rome spread, the Romans began to worship gods of the conquered peoples. The religion of Rome is mixed with the religions of the Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, Persians and Babylonians. In the empire of Rome a complete mixture of religions was formed (syncretism). As the religious life was so colorful, the Romans arranged an obligatory adoration to the emperor, who made the divine emperor and thus came to Rome the sacred royalty (imperialism).

The Romans believed that the gods influenced and reigned in the seven mountains of Rome “De septem montibus virum”. This became a concept for the Romans; a noble city of seven mountains, which governs the whole world. The Romans believed, that they had to rule the whole world under the direction of the high priest of Jupiter (Pontifex Maximus). Symmachus, who was the high priest of Rome (Pontifex Maximus), called himself a man of seven mountains. This name of the man of seven mountains has remained in the history books because of the letters of that time it has been found that the high priest (Pontifex maximus) was called by this name. According to the opinion of the Romans, the world can be governed only by him, who rules in Rome, in the city of seven mountains. Julio Cesar received the title of pontifex Maximum (sumo pontifice) and thus the emperors began to use this name. The emperors directed to the state and also the religious life of Rome, since the emperor was the leader of the religion, the high priest (Pontifex Maximus).

the source literature of Rome and the Catholic Church:

– Alexander Hislop: The Two Babylons

The Catholic Church and the development of its doctrine
Constantine the Great “converted” to Christianity in 312 AD and he as the high priest (Pontifex Maximum) took the name Vicarius Christi (the vicar of Christ). The new religion of Constantine became Catholic(general, common). The citizens of Rome were made Christians without repentance or conversion. Even a part of the early church became involved in this Catholic religion, which made the new religion of Rome. As the leader of the church, Constantine built churches for “the Christians”, but at the same time he consecrated the pagan temples. In the religion of Constantine there was a lot of freedom at first and he accepted a lot of diversity. But little by little the Catholic Church increased more and more pagan doctrines and rites to the “Roman Catholic Christianity of Rome”. Soon we will see in chronological order the formation of the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. In Catholic Rome some Christians kept the Sabbath as the Sabbath and the Romans, who had the habit of worshiping the sun god,

The development of the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, where the years are AD:
In 312 Emperor Constantine “converted to Christianity”. At that time he planted a seed, which later became the Roman Catholic Church. From the year 312 began to influence a strong wave of pagan teachings that was added to this so-called Christianity, which the Rome of Constantine represented. From this year you can count the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, which was made official in the year 380 AD

In the year 321 Constantine made the day of the sun, or Sunday, the Sabbath.

The council of Laodicea gave an order in the year 364: “Christians do not have to be like Jews and be unemployed, but they have to especially respect, being Christians, if possible, not to do any work on that day. If you notice that they follow Judaism, they are excluded from Christ. ”

In the year 375 began the veneration of angels, dead saints and use of images.

THE ROOTS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE PAPACY – Part 1

Where does the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church come from?

The doctrine and teaching of the Roman Catholic Church is anti-Christian (antikhristos = instead of Christ and against Christ), the pope is the vicar of Christ (vicarius filii dei), according to Catholic doctrine. In the pope’s tiara, vicarius filii Dei was written. If we calculate the numerical value of the letters that make up this title, add 666. When the Roman Catholic Church noticed this, they removed the text of the tiara, but the doctrine, that the pope is the substitute of the Son of God, anyway in force. But as we have seen that the doctrine of the Catholic Church is another gospel, so the pope is against Christ with his own gospel, which is not the gospel of the Bible. The pope is both the vicar of Christ (antikhristos) and Christ (antikhristos). John wrote about many antichrists, who already had influence in the days of John, until the last antichrist comes. So the antichrist claims to be the substitute for Christ, but in reality it is against Christ.

Pope
If someone goes well the name of antichrist is the pope, if the Catholic system has been drunk with the blood of the saints. It is estimated that the Catholic Church has killed some 50 million people during its history. Chapter 17 of Revelation tells about great Babylon, which is the mother of harlots and the abominations of the earth. The harlot in the Bible always represents the practice of adultery, carnal or religious adultery. Religious adultery is idolatry instead of serving the true God. This great whore along with the beast makes war against the Lamb (Jesus) and against his saints. The harlot is a religious system, which makes war against the gospel of Jesus. From this harlot the Bible uses the name “Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and the abominations of the earth”.  The badge of this harlot goes well with the Catholic church if it is church-mother. But what does the harlot and the Catholic Church have to do with Babylon, if the name of the harlot is also Babylon the Great? Babylon, Babel means to mix. The Catholic Church is a mixture of something, because it is called Babylon the Great. For this relationship of Babylon to the Catholic Church to be clarified we have to make a short summary of the history of Babylon.

Babel or Babylon
The tower of Babel was built in the land of Sinear, when all the land spoke only one language. The goal of the Tower of Babel and the religion that surrounds it was to drag the whole world into this idolatry. After the flood the religion of Babel was the main religion of the world and it is truly the original source of the false religions that exist in the world. That is why God mixed the languages ​​of the peoples and dispersed them from there throughout the earth, so that not everyone is contaminated with this diabolic religion. The Tower of Babel was dedicated to idolatry. In the tower of Babel, religion was practiced where the sun was worshiped. Nimrod was the king of Babel and after his death his wife began to lead the religion of Babel. The Babylonians practiced astronomy with enthusiasm and they sanctified Sunday as the day of the sun (sunday) and Monday as the day of the moon and the other five days sanctified other planets. When Semiramus directed the religion of Babel she began to teach, that Nimrod had become the sun god, that is, Baal. Semiramus became pregnant and gave birth to a son, to whom he gave the name Tammus, who was worshiped as the sun god. Semiramus also began to teach, that she was a virgin.

Babel’s tower

the queen of heaven
As a result of this, Semiramis developed the cult of the mother and the child, from which the mother (Semiramis) who has a child (Tammus) is symbolized. On the head of the mother the moon was placed and on the head of the child the halo of the sun. Semiramis rose to herself in this religion of Babel as the queen of heaven and had to be prayed and worshiped as the queen of heaven, by means of whom the people were saved.

In the religion of Babel the confessionals were also in use so that they could secretly confess their sins to their priests. In the religion of Babel, the forgiveness of sins and new life (rebirth) was also received with the sprinkling of water. Also in Babel people had to repeat prayers, and to keep them in order they used rosaries in their prayers. After Tammus’s death he commanded Semiramis on December 25 as Tammus’s birthday, which was also Nimrod’s birthday. On December 25, a memorable annual day was celebrated, when there was a party, where children were drunk and sacrificed for Baal. On the 25th of December a coniferous tree rose up for Tammus, which was adorned with round balls that symbolized the sun. From Babylon, this cult of Mother and Child also spread to Egypt, where it had the name isis-Horus, where Ra was like the sun god. In Foinikia it was named Baal-Astarte. In Greece it was cultured Afrodites-Eros. In Persia, as in Rome, it had the name mithras. In Babylon a sacred reign (saint) was developed over time, where the king became an intermediary of God’s blessings beside the high priests. In the religion of Babel there was a separate council of priests that was directed by the high priest. The priests of Babel could not get married, it was forbidden for them. Make statues and images of the idols and their worship belonged to the religion of Babel.