Catholicism The Cult - Part 2
"MY DOCTRINE IS NOT MINE, BUT HIS WHO SENT ME." JOHN 7:16
Dr. S. Thomas Boyd
Organizor - Founder
If I may, I would like to better define the lines between a Christian church and an actual cult. All too often the word cult is addressed to people that believe in the second coming, trust the Bible, or just plain home school their children. What amazes me is how often it is the Catholic church that labels people with the title cult, when they themselves sport all the earmarks of a cult. This is an ancient technique designed to hide the truth in plain sight.
When the commandment keeping, prophecy understanding children of God came out of hiding about 200 years ago, the Roman church with their many millions of members decided they should be immediately tagged a cult. Reason being, not only were these Christians embracing the Law of God as a fruit of true Christianity, they also had an uncanny ability to match prophetic facts with historic documentation. Rome of course didn’t like that one bit. They feared their message because they were the ones being unmasked. Every prophecy that has ever been uttered in Scripture regarding Antichrist was now being uncovered and explained using un-refutable evidence. The finger was pointing directly at the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. Thousands of years of History had now afforded these Christians with ample evidence that was readily available. To lend credence to their message, the Bible itself was now being printed for the common man allowing him to verify all that was being said. No more did the Vatican have the ability to burn the bibles and translate them into the dead Latin language. The prophetic fulfillment of the Bible’s ability to witness absolute truth has allowed almost anyone with a competent knowledge of history a valid method by which to identify Antichrist. Rome knew they had no way of defending itself with the Bible because it was the very book exposing them. Instead, they reared up on their heels, took a deep breath, and yelled CULT as loud as she could to try and prevent the truth from exposing them as the true and easily identified as well as prophecied Cult of ages.
Common nature has proven that the natural reaction to the mass opinion is to always go with the crowd. In other words, the mind-set had been cultivated that declares, if everyone is saying it, it must be true. Problem with that thought process is, when it comes to Scriptural facts, the crowd theology is always wrong. Case in point, the entire planet back in Noah’s day thought Noah was just some crazed lunatic building a boat on dry land. They came to the conclusion that his preaching that the end of the world was coming by a flood was not accepted by anyone with common sense.
Science has in fact proven that before this time in earth’s history, it had NEVER rained on the planet. The earth was well watered within as well as by a gentle dew each morning. No one believed Noah when he said water would come from above and flood the earth. The great firmament was still in place, the great deep was still just under the earth’s crust that was not only watering the soil and roots, it was gently warming it as well due to the close proximity of the earth’s magma. So, rain as we see today was simply not necessary. The plants had all the water they needed, the atmosphere was hyperbolic in nature. So the thought of rain, let alone clouds in the air seemed absolutely insane to the majority. Did their adamant disbelief somehow stop the now scientifically proven global flood from coming? No it did not. Scientists have not only proven a global flood occurred. They have also found pillow lava that can only form under water, as well as large salt formations on most mountains, including Mt. Ararat. Not to mention the actual petrified ark of Noah that has been probed, flown over and even photographed over the years. In fact…
· Marco Polo wrote of seeing it during his travels
· In 1883 a Turkish expedition documented the ark’s existence upon Mt Ararat
· In 1916 during World War I, Russian pilot Lt. Zabalotski photographed the ark while on a reconnaissance mission
· In 1944 a photo of the ark appeared in an issue of the “Stars & Stripes” publication of the US military
· In 1959 F100 Jet Fighter pilot Gregor Schwinghammer sighted the ark
· And Ron Bennet, UPI White House photographer, during the Carter administration was on board Air Force One, while on an escorted flight over Mt. Ararat. He was told along with everyone else on board to look out their windows and see for themselves NOAH’S ARK!
That ark is there, and there was a global flood. We now know this. The majority in Noah’s day stated Noah was wrong. The majority, or shall I say, the entire planet figured since everyone else thought Noah was mistaken in his prophetic declarations, he must be wrong. How can the whole planet be wrong they thought? How can this one man, and his small family be the only true followers of God?
Well, it’s no different today! When the commandment keeping and prophecy understanding child of God came out of hiding directly after Rome paused killing the Christians, they started to proclaim prophetic facts that angered the dragon. Satan knew his methods of deception, and crowd theology worked real well in Noah’s day. As the saying goes, if it works don’t fix it, right? So, the Devil prodded the prelates of Rome to proclaim the true Christians to be a cult simply because they didn’t go along with the new majority, which is of course the hundreds of millions of Catholics that were taught to blindly accept what their leaders said as truth. These peculiar people that are keeping what the Vatican called the “Jewish Sabbath,” had to be a cult. Look at how strange they are Rome said! They don’t go to church in Sunday like we do! They don’t embrace the doctrines that we do! They don’t believe our Pope is holy like we do! So they must be a cult.
Problem with this lie of Rome was, there will always be people out there that will open their bibles to verify the Truth. They are called the elect. According to Matthew 24:24, the elect can not be deceived.
So.. how can we tell the difference between a cult and a Christian church? Finding a Christian church is rather easy. It’s one that will adhere to the Christian God’s Bible as the sole authority. I have a page on the site, called “Remnant Christian Fruits” in the “Bible Truths” section of the website that lays out 8 of the major biblical teachings that we can use to identify the true remnant church, or Bride of Christ in the last days. If we were to look for this church we must not settle for just any church. We must make sure it is exactly as the Word of God describes it to be. It won’t step off that platform of Truth no matter what the cost.
A cult on the other hand ignores the written Word of God in key areas. They will twist Scripture to their end but leave just enough truth to appear as a church. Looking closer, we find they don’t rely on Scripture at all. In fact they rely on what Jesus refers to as doctrines of demons and traditions of man over and above the Scripture. Here is the key we will use in our investigation.
One more thing is the cult will always seek to go against biblical jurisprudence, or actual Christian truths as is found in the Bible. All one needs to do in this respect is to look at the church in question, investigate its doctrines and teachings to do as the Berean’s of Acts chapter 17 did. We must see what they have to preach, and then open a Bible to see if those things are so.
So.. let’s do that with Roman Catholicism shall we? Does it stand up to the acid test of truth? Do they go by a simple whatsoever saith the Lord? The Vatican does claim to be a Christian church does it not? So let’s see if that is so? If they are a Christian church, then they won’t have a problem with the Christian Bible.
Biblical jurisprudence is defined by Isaiah when he says, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." (Isaiah 8:20) Bringing a Bible into the mix is an absolute necessity when a church proclaims to be Christian, yet has fruit that says otherwise. You can use a Bible to expose non-Christian faiths as well of course, but not as effectively as you can with so called followers of Christ because Muslims, Buddhists, or even Zoroastrian nuns don’t accept him as Lord. So when you walk up to them with a Bible they don’t understand that book as truth. They ignore it. In that respect the Bible is only effective to the believer that holds it. But as I said earlier, Rome claims Christ as Lord. So the Bible will have to be the method by which she must be tested! Isaiah made that very clear.
In my research over the years I have found many signs of cultic activity in many churches. Of course there are far too many of these signs to mention. So I will concentrate on what I like to refer to as the SIX MAJOR SIGNS OF A CULT. If the church you are investigating has more then one of these, there is a good chance this is a church that has stepped off the platform of truth and should be avoided at all cost. But if they have ALL SIX, then this is most assuredly a bonafide, died in the wool actual cult we are dealing with.