THE TRUTH ABOUT CATHOLICISM
By Eddie Boston | November 2019
Matthew 7:16-20, “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
As the Lord Jesus said in the scriptures above, a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. If the tree is corrupt, so is the fruit. If the tree is corrupt, so are the roots.
It is commonly known among thorough researchers that Catholicism is not Biblical Christianity, but rather, it is Babylonian paganism with “Christian” labels. What is not as well known, however, is that Catholicism also has roots in Judaism! Yes, dear friends, you read that correctly: Catholicism is a false religion with Judaic, Babylonian roots!
The Catholic Encyclopedia, found on the website New Advent, explains the connection:
“The Eucharist was always celebrated at the end of a service of lessons, psalms, prayers, and preaching, which was itself merely a continuation of the service of the synagogue. So we have everywhere this double function; first a synagogue service Christianized, in which the holy books were read, psalms were sung, prayers said by the bishop in the name of all (the people answering ‘Amen’ in Hebrew, as had their Jewish forefathers), and homilies, explanations of what had been read, were made by the bishop or priests, just as they had been made in the synagogues by the learned men and elders (e.g., Luke 4:16-27).” —excerpt from “Liturgy”, The Catholic Encyclopedia, New Advent
In other words, the Eucharist is a continuation of SYNAGOGUE services, NOT church services! The Catholic Encyclopedia is essentially admitting that the Eucharist (commonly called the “Mass”) is not a Christian creation, it is a Judaic creation. The Catholic Encyclopedia also explains the meaning of the word “liturgy”:
“The meaning of the word liturgy is then extended to cover any general service of a public kind. In the Septuagint it (and the verb leitourgeo) is used for the public service of the temple (e.g., Exodus 38:27; 39:12, etc.). Thence it comes to have a religious sense as the function of the priests, the ritual service of the temple (e.g., Joel 1:9, 2:17, etc.). In the New Testament this religious meaning has become definitely established. In Luke 1:23, Zachary goes home when ‘the days of his liturgy’ (ai hemerai tes leitourgias autou) are over. In Hebrews 8:6, the high priest of the New Law ‘has obtained a better liturgy’, that is a better kind of public religious service than that of the Temple.” -excerpt from “Liturgy”, The Catholic Encyclopedia, New Advent
In other words, Catholic liturgy is based on Judaic liturgy. The Jewish Virtual Library agrees:
“During this period there was a revival of Hebrew studies in Rome, centered around the local yeshiva, Metivta de Mata Romi. A number of well-known scholars, Rabbi Kalonymus b. Moses and Rabbi Jacob ‘Gaon’ and Rabbi Nathan B. Jehil (who wrote a great Talmudic dictionary, the Arukh), contributed to Jewish learning and development. Roman Jewish traditions followed those practiced in the Land of Israel and the liturgical customs started in Rome spread throughout Italy and the rest of the world.” —excerpt from “Virtual Jewish World: Rome, Italy”, Jewish Virtual Library
Provided here is the testimony of Roy Schoeman, a man who converted from Judaism to Catholicism. In his interview with Seattle Catholic, dated December 15th, 2003, he freely admits that Catholicism is a “continuation of Judaism.”
“As a Jew coming to the Catholic Church, it was natural for me to find the relationship between Judaism and the Catholic Church among the most interesting things in the world. It was obvious to me that for a Jew to enter the Catholic Church wasn’t a matter of conversion at all, but was rather simply coming into the fullness of Judaism — into the form that Judaism took after the coming of the Jewish Messiah. Although Catholics are aware of this in principle, they often don’t think of the Catholic Church as the continuation of Judaism after the Messiah. I found it an extremely interesting topic, and was surprised at how excited many Catholics became at thinking of it that way. It’s everywhere you look. It’s obviously in the Sacrifice of the Mass and the way the Mass is prefigured in Jewish ceremonial worship. It’s in the role that the Old Testament, Jewish Scripture have in Catholic theology and the structure of the Catholic Faith.” —Roy Schoeman, excerpt from “Interview with Roy Schoeman”, Seattle Catholic
Roy Schoeman reiterates that the Mass (Eucharist) is prefigured in Jewish worship. This means that, Biblically speaking, the Catholic Mass is NOT the same as the Lord’s supper: it is quite the opposite! The Catholic Mass is not Christian, it is Judaic!
An article to come will show the similarities between Catholicism and Judaism regarding the priesthood, traditions, liturgy, and so on.
It is not my intention to condemn or bash Catholics, but rather to expose the truth of this false religion, that it is NOT based on the Bible, and it was NOT established by the Lord Jesus Christ; it is based on Judaism and other Babylonian mystery religions. See “The Two Babylons” by Alexander Hislop and “Solving The Mystery Of Babylon The Great” by Edward Hendrie.
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.”
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