Our evident intent here is not to amass worldly riches, but to advance and defend the Eternal Gospel by the light of the Scriptures. This is why we defend with zeal the teachings Martin Luther successfully sustained in the 16th Century. This former monk (who we consider to be the second angel of Revelations 14:8), along with his followers, recovered the apostle Paul’s theology and the biblical concept of the righteousness which is by faith. Within this same background of the basic principle of the righteousness which is by faith, we are fulfilling the work of the third angel of Revelations 14 by presenting to the world the final events for the sake of mankind. In other words, our emphasis is theological, not commercial.
We have a message to deliver to this world, and astoundingly biblical, clear, and precise message. We present our ideas through this web-page and any other means possible (as long as we are allowed to do so); meanwhile, some pretend to scoff and thwart our message, yet allowing the heretical concepts of Adventists, Pentecostals, and Catholics freedom of speech.
In this series of articles we intend to, first of all, uncover and expose the many atrocities committed by Rome; their rampant ambition and their heretical doctrines. If no one considers Rome among the Moneychangers of the Temple, we will do so! Like Jesus condemned sin, even when He loved the sinner; in much the same manner, we condemned heresy, even when we love the heretic. The pagan and antibiblical ideas Rome has bound were foretold by the prophet Daniel when he declared, “…The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth; trampling it down and crushing it”. (Daniel 7:23). This fourth beast or kingdom, which is different from all the others, is no other than the religio-political empire represented by Rome; from which the small horn came up and grew to become the religious empire of Roman Catholicism, which has trampled down the world with an impositive, antibiblical theology which leads millions of souls to their condemnation. This power, not only leads humanity astray, but it also has been the bloodiest killing machine in history.
Let us begin speaking of this institution, which has become the greatest satanic sect ever. While such small satanic groups as Jim Jones’ People’s Temple and David Koresh’s Davidians were responsible of the death of several hundreds of lives, Rome has a toll of hundreds of millions souls! Remember the Crusades, the Inquisition, the burning stakes of Smithfield! Of course, it is correct to affirm that all suicidal groups are satanic in nature, but it is not less correct to acknowledge that a powerful system which has been the executioner of so many killings is not from God; no matter how hard they try to hide their grimy history behind the white washed walls of appearance of “kind-looking” monks and nuns, whose arrogance and pride have been well known throughout the entire history. Remember the sad case of Galilean Galilei, who discovered that the earth was not the center of the universe – which brought down the Catholic official position – imprisoned by the so-called “Holy Mother” Catholic Church, and institution which has proven to be so arrogant with such shamelessness that even crosses the line of tyranny and oppression.
If we were to uncover each and every abusive, unfair, unjustifiable, harmful act Rome has committed, which if they were written in detail, we suppose that even all the web-pages in hundreds of Internets would not contain them all! History is the worst witness against Rome. It is not my intention to make a whole account of all the outrages of Rome in this article; I happen to mention this fact so we do not forget them whenever we are considering sects and social mischiefs. The sad reality of this institutional power resides in its basic teaching: salvation by faith plus deeds, which will take us back to the original struggle of Martin Luther’s Reformation and its salvific principle.
Ideas must be confronted with ideas. Let us compare the Roman Catholic so-called theology vs. the biblical position, that is, Christ and the apostles against Rome, and we will find out why Rome is so arrogant.
Let us analyze the basic principle of the Catholic concept of salvation, which is the cause of unfortunate effects, and the excessive pride of Rome. The Scripture teaches that in order to be saved we must acknowledge that we are unrighteous – due to the fact we become aware of our sinful nature we can be able to admit our true moral condition. For example, according to Romans chapter 3, Paul makes a summary of every human’s true condition by declaring,“…There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10). Due to the fact that Rome does not accept this basic principle they become more and more arrogant. Christ declared, “…For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Here is a clear biblical example of the principles which are in struggle at the time of Luther’s Reformation.
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector, there is a clear example of an arrogant Christian (the Pharisee) vs. one who acknowledges his true condition as a sinner (the Tax-Collector). This example is easily seen in the haughty attitude of the Roman Catholic clergy vs. the humble attitude of the true Christian who recognizes himself as insufficient. “To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men – robbers, wilders, adulterers – or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get’. But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:9-14)
Notice this: The one who acknowledged his sorrowful sinful nature was saved (justified), while the one who exalted himself (the way is done by the Roman Catholic clergy) was condemned. Paul’s theology, which was rediscovered by Martin Luther, teaches us in a very clear and precise manner that in order to be saved we “must acknowledge ourselves as selfish sinners that must depend on Christ’s righteousness for salvation”. The Roman Catholic heresy considers some men to be “holy” or “impeccable”, who are canonized as “saints” by the “Holy Father” Pope of Rome. How disrespectful and haughty can the Roman Catholic power dares to be! If that which is the most basic and fundamental principle is perverted (as done by Rome), what else can we expect from the rest of its doctrines? As a Spanish proverb says. “Bad start, bad ending.”
According to 2 Thessalonians 2:3-6, the man of lawlessness is a direct reference to Satan – being specific, it refers to his main representative on earth: The Pope, who “exalts himself over everything that is called God, or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” There is no other person in history that better matches this biblical description than the Head of the Roman Catholic system. Who does this whimsical man thinks he is as to proclaim himself to be the one who determines who is a “saint” and who is not? Only God searches man’s heart and examine all his intentions. No doubt at all about this: Rome lives by sight and outward appearances, and never by faith.
I have clearly laid out for you, my dear beloved reader, the whole truth behind this world-wide institutional sect, which broke up from the apostolic church to become “the mother of all abominations.” Rome is the drunken harlot sitting on a scarlet beast of Revelations 17:3. It is imperative to understand this: Rome has nothing to do with the true teachings of the apostles. Everything Rome conceives is totally opposite to the teachings coined by the Lord’s humble apostles and the original church. In fact, the Roman Catholic church claims itself to be “the original church”, but the evidence says… No way! Never happen!
Let us review what happened during the 16th Century: As we all know, an Augustine monk named Martin Luther sparked the Reformation Movement of 1517. This simple and humble monk, who was born in the small village of Eisleben (Germany), rediscovered that man was saved by faith without the works of the Law. Luther had to change the old conception of salvation he learned from the seminars sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church of his time, which stated that “we must do good in order to live”, for the one that states ” now you live therefore do as being thankful to Christ, who paid the price of our sins”. One day, while climbing on his knees the stairways of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Luther was struck with a strong impression by the Holy Spirit through the Word, and in the midst of the pain from his bloody knees – his mind was enlightened by the biblical portion of Romans 1:17, “…the righteous will live by faith”. In a matter of seconds, Martin Luther understood the meaning of these words and concluded that, “the righteous will have eternal life by believing” and not “by his works or good conduct”, but “by the total dependence in Christ”. With this clear interpretation, Luther stood up on his feet and resolved to never perform another sort of sacrifice or ritual again, but instead he will depend in Christ’s righteousness and live proclaiming to others this wonderful message of salvation. It seems that during the exercise of this annual rite Luther asked himself: “Why does God demand this from me?”, and God answered through His Word, “God does not demand this from man – what God demanded was the only sacrifice of his Only – Begotten Son for the sake of mankind.”
We have deep respect for every Catholic, Adventist, Pentecostal, and others. But we must say this with true honesty of heart: We have been chosen by God to proclaim this wonderful truth and condemn all heresy. Respect does not mean to yield with chaos of error. Remember this, my dear beloved reader: We must obey God rather than man. Allowing the misuse of the term “respect” to suppress the truth is to exchange the gospel truth for a lie. Christ once declared, “Zeal for Thy House will consume me”, and we feel in this same manner, for Christ has declared me the Second Son of God and his lesser brother. Therefore, the zeal for the House of the Lord consumes me, and we advance exercising the right to assemble freely with the liberties granted by the Constitution. Ideas must be confronted with ideas, not with slandering or personal insults – whoever wishes to put to a test our doctrines must bring unequivocal biblical evidence that could prove we are mistaken. Be aware of the fact: to affirm that to say the plain truth is to be disrespectful is like saying that Christ, Paul and Luther were the most disrespectful people ever, for all they did was to earnestly declare the plain truth. Today, most people admit the reality that Jesus was (and is) the Son of God, Paul was his apostle, and Luther was the great evangelical warrior who properly restored the Heavenly Holy Place. I, this servant of yours, who is an expert in Bible studies, behaves in much the same manner as my predecessors, because “truth is above all men, it is neither optional nor negotiable”. This is the reason why we do not compromise the truth with no one for nothing – We advance steadily on behalf of the gospel.
TRUTH IS ABOVE ALL MEN; IT IS NEITHER OPTIONAL NOR NEGOTIABLE.
Luiko of Jesus