My children, I speak not of Rome alone in this, but of the rich and poor seeking for God and know not how to worship Him in Spirit and Truth which the Lord seeks and requires.
The Catholic Mass is nothing more than a rite based upon the pagan rituals to gods and goddesses. Few know that the Egyptian Priestess took upon herself the sins of her congregation, and the means were the men ejaculated their sins within her, as she as the sin bearer.
The Priest of Rome is in like manner the bearer of sins in blasphemy taught, as he takes on the sins of the congregation and only is worthy in Vatican dogma of drinking the Sacrament of the Blood of Christ in the wine of Communion.
All of this Catholicism is on the old pagan rites to maintain control. The Pope is set up as the only instrument for the Catholic to get to God, as the Catholic is cut off from God and the local Priest is God Almighty in taking on sin which is Jesus Office alone, and thereby again the Catholic is kept away from the mandated by Christ union and worship with God the Father by the Holy Ghost.
When Popedom mandated the Bible be in Latin, it cut the Word from the people. When it was in Latin in the Mass, the people had no idea of the service as it was kept mystery.
Of Papistical Prayer.
The praying in Popedom, is a mere tormenting of the consciences, it is only a prating and tongue threshing, no praying, but a work of obedience. From thence proceeded a confused sea-full of Horas Canonicas, the howling and babbling in cells and monasteries, where they read and sang the psalms and collects without all spiritual devotion, insomuch that they neither understood the words, sentences, nor the meaning. In what manner, and how I tormented myself, said Luther, with those Horis Canonicis before the Gospel came, which, by reason of many businesses I often intermitted, I am not able to express.
On the Saturdays I used to lock myself up in my cell, and accomplish what the whole week I had neglected. But at last I was troubled with so many affairs, that I was fain oftentimes to omit also my Saturday’s devotions. At length, when I saw that Amsdorff and others derided such manner of devotion, then I quite left it off. It was a great torment, from which we are now delivered by the Gospel.
Although, said Luther, I had done no more but only freed people from that torment, yet they might well give me thanks for it. Innumerable laws and works were taught and imposed upon people without the spirit, as in the book, Rationale Divinorum, many abominable things are written.
Martin Luther. Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther
There is much in this and much guilt, as the Protestant religions have taken on worse identities than the Vatican. Religion is entertainment, vice and the condoning of sins in Protestantism.
I wrote on this long ago before this blog, but the reality is there is a reason women are not to be in the pulpit. Women can be Prophets, Teachers, Leaders outside the Congregational assembly, but there are mandates which God set up, and there never was a High Priestess in the Holy of Holies nor in any order as Priest.
The basis is the reality that men are to lead in the example of the Father in Heaven, with all love and devotion, not being sloven or weak, for the good of the community. Men have a responsibility to be moral and their lives devoted to the nurturing of the great nurturer in women.
It is the menstrual cycle also in a woman was unclean during part of the monthly cycle, and God ordained an order where nothing unlcean was to come near His Priests who ministered before Him, in the prototype of Who Jesus is in being sinless and guiltless.
Men have failed in leadership and women have resorted to grabbing power to overcome this and thereby then fail as Eve did in the Garden in taking on the masculine role.
There are grave sins in the pulpit in Protestant churches from the condoning of sodomy, racism, immoral acts by rich and powerful members to the outright not teaching of the Law and Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as the direction and Salvation of the Christian.
The Bible is thee Word of God and is thee only Rule by which all teachings come from in the pulpit. Anything else is vain doctrines, which Catholics taught like Pharisees in good deeds justified one into Heaven as the current Pater lies to the masses over, instead of trusting alone in the Gift of Christ which no person can earn, as the Scriptures say, "lest any man should boast".
Worship of God must be in Spirit and Truth. Christ on the night of the Last Supper sang a song with His disciples, and then blessed the bread and wine. Other times Christ was in the Synagogue reading from Scripture. Christ prayed and taught us to pray in confession of sins and profession of Him as our only Salvation as children of the Heavenly Father.
Christ also as Teacher or Rabbi, instructed as the Apostles and St. Paul did which always ended in a blessing of the Congregation. That is True Worship of the Father, and anything which is not that, is false.
Jesus did not speak Chinese to the Greek speaking or Aramaic speaking peoples in His services. Jesus was not flying about a stage in Greek theater entertaining people. Jesus was not condoning sin in ignoring the 10 Commandments. Jesus did not gender switch roles.
Jesus was accused of being of satan and all sorts of blasphemies, just as Martin Luther was, just as Joan of Arc was, because they were like the "heretics" in the Lutherans, Calvanists, Hugeunots and Pilgrims the Christians following the Word of God which was breaking the hold of the establishment enslaving the people with religion in denying them access to God.
It is a good thing to gather together with Christians when the Holy Ghost is in the midst as it uplifts the Spirit in a Christian, just as hearing a Inspired teacher assists in progressing the Christian growth. You though have Jesus as your Advocate with the Father. He is your High Priest, and except for public confession and community worship, you the Christian have right to access prayer, song, Baptism, Communion and whatever else, even Marriage, but that would not be allowed by the state as records are kept.
The worship of God though is within you and does not require Priest. It requires only Christ, the Holy Ghost directing and the Heavenly Father to be Glorified, and the Trinity is always with you in that association.
There is far too much sin in the pulpit when there should be none. The preachers are violating the Word of God in all genders to gain a stage and make themselves gods of adoration while speaking of a Gospel of Jesus in the world, instead of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God in Jesus preparing you to be removed from this world.
There will come a satanic reformation which will make war on the Saints, because the Saints have not stood up and been scattered by the Priests and Pastors. The people worship God in vain and they are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
There is absolutely no excuse for this. You have a King James Bible. You have alternative translations to compare. You have concordances and Bible dictionaries, all with the Holy Ghost assistance to daily search the Scriptures to find life.
As habit I read the Bible in most days twice daily at minimum. I pray several times a day. I sing songs in offering. I am not a Sabbath day Christian, but a Christian 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. I enjoy it, because it delights me by God in me. That may not fit all, but it fits me through training, and it is my hope as I trust in Jesus as my only Salvation that I please the Father by my constant vigilence in proving to Him that I love His Commandments and Him by keeping them.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. I like most people kept back reserved sins that I would delight in if the opportunity might ever arise, but by God's Grace I confess and profess I no longer desire any part of any sin and have been freed from it, thanks to God.
I derive a great deal of serenity from being able to write on these subjects, than to be down in sodom always exposing the evils of the powers of this world. By association, one is much better off with True Christians and God, than in slutting it up with political discourse and the attention whores of this world.
Worship God, draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. That is His Promise to the real Promise of Salvation.
Be with God and He will be with you.
God bless and keep you in His Care in the Name of Christ Our Lord, Amen and Amen