-Catholics & protesting Catholics-

We need to learn about and try to understand how our false, so called Christianity developed and came about, to rule the hearts and minds of so called Christianity all around the world. The name Christianity itself, is taking the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in vain. To take the name Christ and apply it to a false system of religion that accepts, believes and teaches contrary to the Word and way of God, is in itself a most grievous sin of a giant magnitude, that must grieve the Holy Spirit of God, down deep within His being. The Catholic church and its counterpart, the protesting Catholic church, identified within religion today, as the Protestant church, does constitute the Babylon of confusion, that God commands us, His people, to come out of in (Revelation 18:4). And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

 -A commandment of God-

God is not merely asking us to mull it over for a while, think about it to see how we feel about it. NO, He is not. He is giving us a direct command that He expects all of us who claim to be His followers and the followers of His Son Jesus Christ, to abide by. I recall at one point in time, while serving with the US Army in Korea, of receiving a direct order from my company commander. This type of order is above and beyond any other order given by a drill, instructor, a noncommissioned officer, or even from a lesser commissioned officer. It has extra dire consequences for non-compliance. It actually instills the fear of God into the one receiving the order. It gets your undivided attention in making certain that it be obeyed to the exact little detail. To do otherwise, would insure immediate and severe punishment to be determined by the commander giving the direct order.

-The reason that orders need to be followed-

There is a reason why it is, that obedience to commands and/or instructions are so vital and important, and at times can even be life threatening to refuse to act upon or to follow through as ordered. When someone in authority, no matter their stature and position in life, gives an order or command to another, in subjection to the one giving the order, it then behooves that person to obey the command or to be prepared to accept the consequences for disobedience. I was a lowly private, the lowest in rank of anyone in the US Army. I had been selected as a security guard on the docks of Inchon, Korea, during the Korean War. It was my job along with others whom had been selected for that duty, to make certain to the best of our ability, that the enemy, the North Koreans wasn’t infiltrating the dock areas. disguised as South Korean stevedores.

                                                                          -To guard and keep safe-

Then too, the South Korean stevedores were notorious thieves that began to steal everything they could carry on themselves while changing shifts and going home. We were to put a stop to that practice, as it was taking badly needed material and supplies away from our comrades fighting and dying on the front-lines, to bring peace and safety to their own nation. It was a no-nonsense responsibility, as we were given the order to shoot to kill anyone whom failed to “Halt and be recognized” as our orders directed us to follow. In a nut shell, even as a lowly private, I had been given the authority to fully exercise the authority that had been given to me by my commander. To be authorized and backed up completely by the military laws of the United States of America.

-A live round being chambered, speaks with authority-

During the hours of darkness one night an individual walking at a brisk pace, came walking toward my guard station. I gave the command to halt, to advance and to be recognized, which never slowed his pace at all, as he announced I, am Colonel so and so, I can’t remember his name. I immediately wracked a live round into the carbine I was carrying, while I announced in return, this is private Cunningham, if you do not comply immediately to my command, you or someone else will be picking about fifteen rounds of carbine ammunition out of your hind end. There is something about hearing the bolt slamming shut on a rifle aimed at yourself, that has authority written all over it. He stopped dead in his tracks then and complied to military procedure. As a high up officer, he knew well what he could have expected for the failure to obey the command.

                                      -Keeping commands is not always easy, but is necessary-

In reality, had I not challenged the colonel to halt, to advance and to be recognized. He could have been testing our procedure in following after military rules and regulations. In which case that might have been his intentions and I had not done my duty, I would have been instantly in a big hurt. Being obedient to our superiors is a very good trait, and will instill faith and trust in others, knowing we can be depended upon when given an assignment. As a security guard on the Inchon docks, we had to shoot and kill a number of dock workers, attempting to run off with stolen goods of different descriptions. They could have been the North Korean enemy or our South Korean allies in the war for their freedom. The penalty for stealing a can of Spam and trying to escape over the fence with it, cost the same thing as being a North Korean involved in covert action against our nation, in their attempt at avoiding our detection.

                                                                  -How much more do we owe God?

Even as the orders of mankind have good reasons to be followed after, to live in a society of laws that govern ourselves, as opposed to anarchy. I am taking the time here to help those that may not understand, how much more that practice needs be applied to the commands of God. That there is always a very good reason to follow the command that our God instructs us to follow. In it as well, there is never a good time or reason to ignore it, and to turn away from it. This is exactly what the Babylon of confusion around the world continues doing with each passing day, week, month, year and for centuries now. To make certain that I am not being misunderstood, I will list down here who it is exactly, being identified as the Babylon of confusion.

Right on top of the list is the false church claiming Peter of being the first infallible Pope, namely the Catholic church. He was not ever a pope. Right on their coattails are those protesting Catholics, now identifying themselves as Protestants. While in truth and in fact, they have hung on tight to most all religious hocus pocus that they resisted while being Catholics. There is a litmus test we can use to determine the validity of what any church believes and accepts as the Word, the way and the truth of God. Or to have it denounced as a fake and a fraud, attempting to make themselves accepters and believers of the true God, while in fact are believers and followers of (Satan) the god of this world. Having lost the love of the truth, God has according to (2nd Thessalonians 2:11) sent them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

                                                    -ROME S CHURCH TRADITION-

A.   Some Roman Catholic Heresies and Inventions, and the Dates of their Adoption:

Mingled in with these are the equally false teachings of the protesting Catholic church, the Protestants.

(What part does God have in any of these pagan beliefs?) NONE. But will you come out of her? Rev.18:4

1.       Prayers for the dead; about 300

2.      Making the sign of the cross; 300

3.     Wax candles; about 320

4.     Veneration of angels and dead saints, and use of images; 375

5.      The Mass as a daily celebration; 394

6.     Beginning of the exaltation of Mary, the term "Mother of God" first applied to her by the Council of Ephesus; 431

7.      Priests began to dress differently from laymen; 500

8.     Extreme Unction; 526

9.     The doctrine of Purgatory, established by Gregory I; 593

10.  Latin Language, used in prayer and worship, imposed by Gregory I; 600

11.    Prayers directed to Mary, dead saints and angels; about 600

12.   Title of pope, or universal bishop, given to Boniface III by emperor Phocas; 610

13.   Kissing the pope s foot, began with pope Constantine; 709

14.  Temporal power of the popes, conferred by Pepin, king of France; 750

15.   Worship of the cross, images and relics, authorized in; 786

16.  Holy water, mixed with a pinch of salt and blessed by a priest; 850

17.   Worship of St. Joseph; 890

18.  College of Cardinals established; 927

19.  Baptism of bells, instituted by pope John XIV; 965

20.Canonization of dead saints, first by pope John XV; 995

21.   Fasting of Fridays and during lent; 998

22. The Mass, developed gradually as a sacrifice, attendance made obligatory in the 11th century

23. Celibacy of the priesthood, decreed by pope Gregory VII (Hildebrand); 1079

24.The Rosary, mechanical praying with beads, invented by Peter the Hermit; 1090

25. The Inquisition, instituted by the Council of Verona; 1184

26. Sale of Indulgences; 1190

27.  Transubstantiation, proclaimed by pope Innocent III; 1215

28. Auricular Confession of sins to a priest instead of to God, instituted by pope Innocent III, in Lateran Council; 1215

29. Adoration of the wafer (Host), decreed by pope Honorius III; 1220

30.Bible forbidden to laymen, placed on the Index of Forbidden Books by the Council of Valencia; 1229

31.   The Scapular, invented by Simon Stock, an English monk; 1287

32. Cup forbidden to the people at communion by Council of Constance; 1414

33. Purgatory proclaimed as a dogma by the Council of Florence; 1438

34.The doctrine of Seven Sacraments affirmed; 1439

35. The Ave Maria (part of the last half was completed 50 years later and approved by pope Sixtus V at the end of the 16th century); 1508

36. Jesuit order founded by Loyola; 1534

37. Tradition declared of equal authority with the Bible by the Council of Trent; 1545

38. Apocryphal books added to the Bible by the Council of Trent; 1546

39. Creed of pope Pius IV imposed as the official creed; 1560

40.  Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, proclaimed by pope Pius IX; 1854

41.  Syllabus of Errors, proclaimed by pope Pius IX, and ratified by the Vatican Council; condemned freedom of religion, conscience, speech, press, and scientific discoveries which are disapproved by the Roman Church; asserted the pope s temporal authority over all civil rulers; 1864

42.Infallibility of the pope in matters of faith and morals, proclaimed by the Vatican Council; 1870

43.Public Schools condemned by Pope Pius XI; 1930

44. Assumption of the Virgin Mary (bodily ascension into heaven shortly after her death), proclaimed by Pope Pius XII; 1950

Adding to these, there are many others beyond the Catholics and Protestants, which includes as well, all of the other so-called Christian churches that involve themselves in preaching and teaching after custom, ritual and traditions of men as though it was being commanded by God. Spoon feeding their deceived flocks from the table of demons. Definitely not at all from our Almighty God of all heaven and earth. Rather than truth, all that you will have coming your way to feed upon spiritually, is the pagan pig slop of teaching about such non spiritual garbage as follows.

-Do we want these putrid things in our children's minds?

Christmas, Easter, The Christian hell myth, that God is a trinity, Halloween, Devils night, monks, nuns, monasteries, convents, forty days lent, holy week, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, The dying and going to heaven myth, Ash Wednesday, All Saints Day, Candlemas, fish day, meat days, incense, holy oil, holy palms, Christopher medals, charms, novenas, and others. I recall a lady telling me about growing up Catholic as a little girl. The teaching that the wafer the priest put into her mouth was in fact Jesus Christ Himself. That it wasn't allowed to touch her teeth, and how she grew up during her childhood in great fear, that somehow she would make a mistake and not be able to keep it from touching her teeth. We do not have to wonder how God feels about such anti-God, unnecessary practice of hocus pocus religion that has that kind of hurtful and scary effect on one of His little ones.  

-The ultimate truth of God-

There is one other truth being denied by all false churches that involve themselves in the deception of the devil and Satan. This is the grand slam of all that is coming from the spirit of darkness, to determine by far the greatest deception that Satan has pawned off on all of mankind, according to, (Revelation 12:9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

-They one and all deny this truth of Jesus Christ-

The truth that all of the Babylon of confusion, counterfeit Christianity, mainstream Christianity, orthodox Christianity, along with the little white church in the vale, or any group that claims to have the truth of God, will be denying with their last dying breath is this. The absolute and for certain truth known as “Universal Salvation”. The salvation of all of mankind as verified in dozens of scriptures. Still, they will not accept it as truth or believe Christ to be who He claims to be. The Savior of all mankind and in truth and in fact the Savior of all creation. Here below is just one verse of the truth of God, since it is the absolute Word and way of God, it should not require anything further.

-Will you deny the truth of God?

(1 Timothy 2:4) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. If you whom are reading these words are in denial as well yourself, you do not know God the Father or His Son Jesus Christ. You are in effect calling God a liar, and belittling, denying, and dishonoring the sacrifice of Christ. Henceforth, and unless or until you repent of this sin, God will not be calling you a son either. No person ever born on this earth will ever belong to the kingdom of God, without sincere repentance for unbelief. Still Christ knows all of this, and that you will refuse to believe Him. As He leaves it recorded here in (John 8:45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. While I am here, I would like to go on a little further and open your mind to more of the truth of God concerning the sin of unbelief.

(John 3:18 and on) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

(1 John 5: 10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness within himself: He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

(John 16: 9) (NLT) The worlds sin is unbelief in me.

(Hebrews 4:2) We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.

(John 7:2-5) “But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, ‘You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.’ For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

(John 8:23-24) "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."

(John 5:24) Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

(John 5:38) And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

(1John4:14)"And we have seen and do testify that the Father SENT THE SON [commissioned Him] TO BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD" 

                                                          -Many are called, but few are chosen-

So, am I picking on Catholics or the Catholic church, or the Protestant church, or singling out one any more than any other deceived church that is teaching for doctrines the commandments of men? NO, I am not. They one and all are of the same spirit of darkness as the next one. I am acquainted with many Catholics and protesting Catholics, the Protestants, and many others of whatever name they apply to their church, that are in spiritual darkness too. They are all a decent and likable number of human beings that are doing the best they can to be good neighbors, good citizens and in helping and caring about their fellow men, women and children. They all seem to be sincere and I enjoy meeting and greeting them and appreciating and being thankful for their service to others. I had Catholic and Protestant Army comrades whom had stepped up when needed, just as I did myself and had been willing to give their lives if necessary, so that others might live in peace and safety. God simply has not yet called or opened their minds yet to His truth. They have all been called and are the people of God, but they have not been chosen. The truth of that can be seen in Revelation 18: 4 Come out of her, MY PEOPLE. You are the people of God, why will you not come out of this worlds religious systems?

-God says, seek and you shall find-

They all bleed the same red blood that all the rest of us do, and I don’t believe I ought to be judging them personally, any of them. That is not to say however, that after being led by God to see and to understand the truth of His overall plan and purpose for mankind, that I should sit idly by on my hands, and watch as the devil and Satan has taken over the minds and hearts of those in the Babylon of confusion with a false gospel of lies and deception, without doing what God has trained me to do, has asked or commanded me to do, and yet remain silent about it, as if I didn’t care enough about others, to do the best that I know to do, in passing that truth on to my fellow men, women and children. That is what I feel driven to do as a person claiming myself to be a follower of God and His Son Jesus Christ. My sincere message to the reader here is to seek and search out His Word, His written Word of truth, before it becomes filtered through the trough of Satan by way of the Babylon of confusion.

-Do not be deceived about judging-

Many are quick to correct one who judges, by quoting the scripture telling us to judge not, lest we be judged in (John7:1) It has been called the most misapplied or misunderstood scripture in the bible. We go on then to (John 7:24) Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” We then are being told “To Judge”, but judge with right judgment. We after all will be judging the angels of God, we need to learn to do it properly. This is after we have bothered to weigh out and examine that which we intend to enter a judgment about in detail, not necessarily a spur of the moment judgment. Using it in this manner I feel qualified after over fifty years of studying the Word and way of God and Christ, to make the judgment that I have made upon those organizations claiming to be the true word of God, but are nothing more than the deceptive teachings of the devil and Satan that have now permeated the whole world, as seen in (Rev.12:9)

-Heaven or the grave, which?

I would not be able to sleep good at night, knowing the truth of the purpose and plan of God, and then keeping it all to myself. God is reproducing Himself in mankind. That is, you and me and all of mankind. The plan of God is, that all of mankind must be saved and come into the knowledge of His truth. He is not like us human beings that cannot always be depended upon to do as we say we are going to do, but our great Almighty God is able and qualified to keep His word and in fact He cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) His plan of salvation has never been to save all of mankind before their physical death here on earth, as the Babylon of confusion have always taught their gullible flocks. We die and go to the grave, that’s it. (in reality hell and Hades are in actuality, the grave) We are not alive in some other geographic location called heaven, we are in our graves or have been cremated and our ashes have been buried or scattered. We have no knowledge what so ever in the grave, where we all will be going.

-After that comes the resurrection-

The first resurrection is the time that all believers of the truth of God, those called according to His purpose, the chosen ones out of the many being called, being identified as the elect to rule and reign with Jesus Christ here on earth for a thousand years. Those will be of the first resurrection. The rest of the people of God that had not received his truth, and never were truly converted to His actual truth, the ones having kept themselves in the Babylon of confusion and being in denial of the truth of Go, along with the great masses of this earth, shall be in the second resurrection, known as well as “The Great White Throne Judgment”. All of mankind that didn’t come up in the first resurrection, will come up in the 2nd. They will go through a qualifying period of time that God has predetermined, to cause them all in due time to repent willingly and to belong to the, kingdom of God.

-Our God is a consuming fire-

So, says the Word of God in Hebrews 12:29. When the consuming fire of God is met by an unrepentant resurrected sinner, guess whose will it is that will give way to the other? God tells us in (Ephesians 1:11) that He works out ALL THINGS after the counsel of His own will. So then, to wrap this paper up to a successful conclusion. With God having told us that His purpose shall stand, and that He will do all of His pleasure. God will exercise His omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence and His immutable self, to bring every last man woman and child ever born on earth, up to His own level, and the level of His Son Jesus Christ. That of an immortal, spirit being, that will never change, or never again die. The last enemy to be destroyed will be death. Whereas then, God will be all in all.  

-Thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven-

 

Leith Lyman Cunningham                              leithcunningham2@hotmail.com                                            9/29/2017