Paganism incorporated
The ten commandments according to God can be found in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21. The second commandment goes as follows...
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
ESV - Exodus 20:4-6
The ten commandments according to the Catholic Church...
The Catholic Church removed the second commandment. The reason is obvious. Idolatry is the worship of an idol or a physical object as a representation of a god. It is condemned by God. Catholicism is literally drenched in it. Veneration is the act of honoring a saint, a person who has been identified by humans as having a high degree of sanctity or holiness. The Catholic Church does it on a scale not seen anywhere else. Countless Catholics follow the pope's example. The Catholic Church changed the ten commandments.
Mother of God myth
In the Catholic Church, veneration of Mary, mother of Jesus, includes prayer, pious acts, visual arts, poetry, and music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the cathechism of the Catholic Church: Mary is truly "Mother of God" since she is the mother of the eternal Son of God made man, who is God himself. * Mary's mothership of God is a dogma of the Catholic Church. The Virgin Mary has been honored and venerated as Mother of God since the first centuries of Christianity. * The idea of a "mother of God" is not only completely ridiculous, but it's also completely unscriptural. Nowhere is there any mention of Mary being the mother of God, just like there is no mention of God's Son being Almighty God. What the Scriptures do mention is that the virgin Mary was chosen by God to be the human mother of God's Son on earth. Joseph was chosen to be the human father by law, and God's Son was begotten by the Holy Spirit inside Mary's body. So where does this idea of a "Mother of God" come from?
Isis is a goddess from the polytheistic pantheon of Egypt. ... Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother... Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity associated with king and kingship. ... The first secure references to Isis date back to the 5th dynasty, when her name appears in the sun temple of king Niuserre...
The similarities are obvious. Also note the Egyptian ankh symbol which is replaced by the cross in Christianity. Silly headwear of the Egyptians has been replaced by silly headwear in Christianity. The sun above the head of Isis has been replaced by a sun halo around the head of Mary.
Yashoda is the foster-mother to the god Krishna and a wife of Nanda in the Puranic texts of Hinduism. ... This reference to light is reminiscent of the Vedic hymn "To an Unknown Divine," which refers to a Golden Child. According to F. M. Müller, this term means "the golden gem of child" and is an attempt at naming the sun. According to the Vishnu Purana, Krishna is the total incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It clearly describes in the Vishnu Purana that Krishna was born on earth to destroy sin.
In Hinduism the mother of god is represented by Yashoda. Krishna, the Golden Child, points to sun worship again. Krishna was born on earth to destroy sin. What a coincidence! So they forsook YHWH and served Ba'al and the Ashtoreths. (Judges 2:13). The myth of the mother goddess is of course deeply pagan. God forewarned the world for these ungodly practices. Ba'al is often linked to Satan. Ashtoreth or Asherah is a mother goddess who appears in a number of ancient sources. Astarte, Ishtar, Isis, Aphrodite, Inanna, Venus, Mary. All trace back to pagan Babylonian and Mesopotamian myths.
Sun worship
Sun worship is literally everywhere in ancient religions, from Babylon to Rome. See for example solar deities like Shamash, Utu, Winged suns, Ra, Horus, Akhenaten, Aten, Helios, Apollo, Sol Invictus, Mithraism, Mithra. Etcetera. Christianity is no exception. It is strongly linked to pagan sun worship as it mixed much ancient paganism into its own. Solar symbols like for example the sun cross and the radiant crown are found throughout Catholicism. Did the use of the cross as a religious symbol begin with Christianity? Let's first zoom in on the word "cross"...
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
ESV - Mark 8:34
Most anglicized Bibles like the English Standard Version use the word "cross". But the more literal translations of the Scriptures read as follows...
And calling near the crowd with His taught ones, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake, and follow Me.
TS2009 - Mark 8:34
Then Yeshua called the crowd and his talmidim to him and told them, "If anyone wants to come after me, let him say 'No' to himself, take up his execution-stake, and keep following me.
CJB - Mark 8:34
These more literal translations use the word "stake". Which word was used in the Greek texts?
Stauros is the Greek word, usually translated cross, that in the New Testament names the device on which Jesus was executed. In the Homeric and classical periods, it denoted an upright pale, pole, or stake, but by the time that Christianity appeared, it came to include a crossbeam.
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The New Testament Greek word "stauros" means "stake", not "cross". So probably the Son of God was executed on a stake, not on a cross. Christians changed the meaning of the word "stauros" to include a cross.
It has often been claimed that Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross, to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life-giving properties of the sun.
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Cross forms were used as symbols, religious or otherwise, long before the Christian Era *. The Catholic cross is a pagan symbol copied from pagan religions related to sun worship. The Egyptians had the ankh. The Coptic Christians have the coptic cross. Etcetera. In the picture we see pagan Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad V with a sun cross around his neck, just like many Christians today wear such a cross.
The book Dual Heritage-The Bible and the British Museum states: "It may come as a shock to know that there is no word such as 'cross' in the Greek of the New Testament. The word translated 'cross' is always the Greek word [stauros] meaning a 'stake' or 'upright pale.' The cross was not originally a Christian symbol; it is derived from Egypt and Constantine."
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The Economist reported that Constantine and Helen are remembered as the people who established the Cross as a primordial symbol. * The cross as we know it today in Christianity was an invention by pagan Roman emperor Constantine who played an important role in the history of the Catholic Church.
Sunday was another work day in the Roman Empire. On March 7, 321, however, Roman Emperor Constantine issued a civil decree making Sunday a day of rest from labor. In Roman culture, Sunday was the day of the Sun god *. According to the Hebrew calendar the sabbath corresponds to the seventh day of the week. It corresponds to the Roman Saturday, named after pagan god Saturn. Constantine changed the sabbath to sunday, a day of pagan sun worship still in effect today thanks to the Roman Catholic Church. He decreed that All judges and city people and the craftsmen shall rest upon the venerable day of the sun. In the photo we see the Arch of Constantine with the Greek pagan sun god Helios on its side.
Heliopolis is the latinized form of the Ptolemaic Greek name Helioúpolis, meaning "City of the Sun". Helios, the personified and deified form of the sun, was identified by the Greeks with the native Egyptian gods Ra and Atum, whose principal cult was located in the city.
The obelisk on St. Peter's Square is a pagan symbol of sun worship stolen from Egypt by Rome. It was originally erected at Heliopolis.
During the later periods of Roman history, sun worship gained in importance and ultimately led to what has been called a "solar monotheism." Nearly all the gods of the period were possessed of solar qualities, and both Christ and Mithra acquired the traits of solar deities. The feast of Sol Invictus (Unconquered Sun) on December 25 was celebrated with great joy, and eventually this date was taken over by the Christians as Christmas, the birthday of Christ.
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The Scriptures don't mention the date of the birth of the Son of God. 25 December is a very unlikely date *. Nowhere in the Scriptures is mentioned that people should celebrate his birthday or any birthday at all. So celebrating birthdays is unscriptural to begin with. Celebrating birthdays was a pagan custom. Pope Julius I is said to have set the date for celebrating Christmas on 25 December. Why did he pick that date? Aurelian dedicated the Temple of the Sun to Sol Invictus on December 25, 274. The Philocalian calendar of AD 354 gives a festival of "Natalis Invicti" on 25 December *. Many Christians try hard to deny all the evidence for the relation with sun worship. But the facts speak for themselves.
The pagan obelisk at Saint Peter's Basilica was stolen from pagan Egypt, it is linked to pagan sun worship. Around the obelisk there is a pagan wheel of the year linked to pagan Celtic god Taranis, similar in shape to the star of Ishtar.
The architecture of Saint Peter's Basilica is based on a plan in the form of an enormous Greek Cross with a dome inspired by that of the huge circular Roman temple, the Pantheon. * A pantheon is a temple built in honour of all the gods of a nation *. For example the pagan eight-pointed star of venus from the pagan goddess Ishtar is clearly visible in the details on the floor of the St. Peter's Basilica. The Vatican is literally built on paganism...
The word derives from the Latin "vates", which means "tellers of the future." This name was the name given to a hillside on the west bank of the Tiber River in Rome because daily lineups of fortunetellers used to hawk their "wares" there to passersby on the street.
The English-Latin noun vates is a term for a prophet. ... In pagan Rome the vates resided on the Vatican Hill, the Hill of the Vates. The Vatican Hill takes its name from the Latin word Vaticanus, a vaticiniis ferendis, in allusion to the oracles, or Vaticinia, which were anciently delivered on the Vatican Hill.
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Some believe the word Vatican derives from the Latin word "vaticinor" which means "to prophecy". It used to be a place of oracles. Michelangelo painted five pagan prophetesses in the Sistine Chapel: Delphic Sibyl, Persian Sibyl, Cumaean Sibyl, Libyan Sibyl and Erythraean Sibyl. Sibyl comes from the Greek term Sibylla meaning prophetess. The sibyls were women of Greco-Roman antiquity who reputedly prophesied at holy sites under the influence of a deity. * The Word of God clearly warns for prophetesses: Do not turn to mediums, and do not seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I am YHWH your Elohim. (Leviticus 19:31).
The Vatican is built on top of the Vatican Necropolis *. A necropolis is a large cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek "nekropolis", literally meaning "city of the dead".
The Circus of Nero ... was a circus in ancient Rome, located mostly in the present-day Vatican City. ... The circus was the site of the first organized, state-sponsored martyrdoms of Christians in 65. ... The obelisk at the centre of this circus's spina always remained standing, until it was re-erected in Saint Peter's Square...
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Nero was a Roman emperor known for the persecution of Christians. The circus where he slaughtered Christians and others is where the Vatican is now.
Mammon... Dung of the devil
Mammon in the New Testament is greed or material wealth. In the Middle Ages it was often personified as a deity. The Catholic Church is literally drenched in it as it is one of the wealthiest institutions on Earth and perhaps the most influential organization in the history of the world.
During the Middle Ages the Church did become extremely wealthy; in gold and silver and in artistic treasures. The Catholic Church is the primary institution that gave orders to the European elite to plunder and enslave the world. It is largely responsible for creating much of the world's inequality and maintaining it in its own favor.
How Rich Is the Catholic Church? Nobody really knows, because religious groups don't need to follow regular accounting and disclosure rules. * In 2015 The Guardian reported Untraceable cash transfers and a culture of secrecy made the Vatican bank one of the world's most notorious financial institutions. * Religious institutions are involved in tax evasion. To be rich the rest has to be relatively poor. The Vatican Bank is a privately held institute situated exclusively on the sovereign territory of the Vatican City and run by a Board of Superintendence which reports to a Supervisory Commission of Cardinals and the Pope. The Catholic Church's financial past is littered with secrets * and the Vatican Bank is steeped in mystery * and labeled the Most Secret Bank In the World *. Secrecy is linked to corruption.
In 2015 the pope had the audacity to criticize capitalism and he called the unfettered pursuit of money the dung of the devil *. Obviously, the Catholic elite love the "dung of the devil". Some sneaky Catholics try hard to talk right the inherently immoral practice of the church's unfettered pursuit of the dung of the devil by abusing the words of the Son of God: man does not live on bread alone *. Catholics are great at taking verses of the Scriptures out of context in an attempt to seemingly justify the unjustifiable. The context of that verse reads as follows...
Then YHWSO was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tried by the devil. And after having fasted forty days and forty nights, He was hungry. And the trier came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of Elohim, command that these stones become bread." But He answering, said, "It has been written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of YHWH.' " Then the devil took Him up into the set-apart city, set Him on the edge of the Set-apart Place, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of Elohim, throw Yourself down. For it has been written, 'He shall command His messengers concerning you,' and, 'In their hands they shall bear you up, so that you do not dash your foot against a stone.' " YHWSO said to him, "It has also been written, 'You shall not try YHWH your Elohim.' " Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain, and showed Him all the reigns of the world, and their esteem, and said to Him, "All these I shall give You if You fall down and worship me." Then YHWSO said to him, "Go, Satan! For it has been written, 'You shall worship YHWH your Elohim, and Him alone you shall serve.' "
TS2009 - Matthew 4:1-10
The Son of God was tried by the devil. Even after promising Him all the reigns of the world YHWSO refused. The Catholic Church obviously hasn't refused, in obedience to Satan, the ruler of this world (John 14:30, John 12:31). God is clear. No one is able to serve two masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other, or else he shall cleave to the one and despise the other. You are not able to serve Elohim and mammon. (Matthew 6:24).