Any christian today knows that we are living in the end times, that the Bible talks about. When the apostles of Christ asked him, what the signs of his return would be, he answered: "And ye shall hear or wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places." Matthew 24:6-8
The Bible also warns us of false prophets that are going to appear in order to deceive us. "Beware of fals prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15
These words from the Bible may seem simpel but are very deep indeed. Nowadays we are living in a world where the entertainment industry as well as every day life is trying to distract us from anything and everything. The spirit of the Antichrist is eager to distract God's people, his temple from God and to destroy them. There are many versions of the Bible existing today which all proclaim to be true but within they are blasphemous and insult God. Here are some of those examples.
The Prosperity Gospel or also "Name it and claim it Gospel", which developed in the 1960s in the United States claims to be true Christianity. But do not be deceived, it is blasphemous and proclaims a wrong Gospel. The Prosperity Gospel says that God wants us to be healthy, successful, rich and goodlooking at all times. But those words are nowhere in the Bible. You see how important it is to know God's Word in order to be able to unmask wrong teachers and wrong teachings. What is promised in the Bible is persecution - Luke 21:17: "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake."
Preachers of this horrible and wrong Gospel are: Joyce Meyer, Heidi Baker, Joseph Prince, Todd White, Kenneth Copeland and his wife Gloria Copeland, Paula White, Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Rick Warren and many more. One way to recognize those wrong teachers is to look out at who they are performing or preaching with. They usually always support each other. Apart from that all those preachers have one thing in common: MONEY! They will always ask their listeners for money over and over again. They claim that in order to reap you need to sow a lot. But the Bible speaks of sowing in the spirit, not with monetary things.
Those "pastors" are first of all greedy. They are all filthy rich and still exploit the innocent and blind believers to their last cent, regardless of the consequences. Are we saying that these people are not Christians? Absolutely, that is what we're saying.
Someone who truly follows Jesus and is filled with the Holy Spirit could never and would never spread such horrible lies. These people worship money, but not God. What does the Bible say about it? 1. Timothy 6:10: "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
Apart from their greediness that drives those "pastors" they all (without exception!) preach a totally wrong Bible. Joel Osteen never speaks of repentence or the fact that everyone is a sinner. He also claims that Hindus love God. But how can they love God when they don't even know the God of the Bible? Idolatry is an abomination to God, as every Christian knows. Joyce Meyer claims that Jesus was tormented in Hell for three full days. This is nowhere in the Bible. The couple Copeland claims that we are able to control the weahter (what?!) or also that God cannot be glorified if anyone is sick. Please believe dear friend that God can still be glorified through and by a sick person and God loves that sick person abundantly. Paula White claims that we can be exactly like Jesus with all his attributes (no, we cannot!) and Creflo Dollar claims that we are little Gods as we are made in the image of God and by his logic we also are Gods. Do not believe any of those lies. We are made of flesh and blood and only by the power of God we became living things. To God be all the Glory.
Heidi Baker (and many of those false teachers) claims that nowadays we all still can talk "in tongues". You better know, no we cannot. Please go and do your own research for Heidi Bakers "drunk in the spirit" and see for yourself how demonic she acts with no self control, which is absolutely unbiblical. By the steady repeating of words (Chakras) Heidi Baker gets herself and the audience into some kind of trance and is therefore open to demons and fallen spirits, but not the Holy Spirit of God. Once she is possessed by them she starts babbling in this weird infant like speech. Just for your information, this is a form of practice of Hindus, which they do in their ceremonies. It is not christian, it is not biblical and none of the Apostles nor Jesus ever acted that way. And the Apostels were FILLED with the Holy Spirit.
The "Gifts of the Spirit" that God gave to people are devided into two groups:
1. The Apostolic Gifts: Prophesy, speaking in (foreign) languages (real languages and not raba-shaba-babahalla), healing etc. Those were gifts for the Apostles in order to proclaim the gospel and spread God's Word. Through these "miracles" they proved that God was real and Jesus did always speak the truth. If you doubt this, then ask yourself this: why did the Apostle Paul, who was so filled with the Holy Spirit that it even was enough to touch his garment to be healed not heal Timothy, but rather Paul suggested he takes "a little wine for his stomach"? Why didn't Paul just heal him? Very simple: the Gifts of the Spirit were gone by then. They were there for a while but God took them away again.
2. The Gifts that are available for us today: Grace for each other, patience, generosity, helpfulness, gift of decernment, empathy, altruism etc. These are all things that the Holy Spirit "brings with" once we accept Jesus into our hearts. Jesus gives us a "new heart" and then it is possible for us to look at things differently, to think and act in a different way.
The lies that are being spread by those Prosperity Preachers are lies that intend to distract people from God and to deceive them into following a false belief. But rest assured that Jesus also warned us of those false teachers and he also told us, what is going to happen to them on the day of his return. Matthew 7:21-23: "Not everyone that saith to me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
We say that this verse is the "scariest verse" in the entire Bible. Many, many people are going to be rejected by Christ as they have been living and believing a lie and will then have to face the consequences of their doings.
You don't have to simply believe us, we don't want that. Please, go and do some research for yourself and see what those wannabe-preachers teach and how satanic they really are.
Within the last couple of years, out of the movement that Billy Graham started (who by the way was a Freemason and false teacher), came the New Apostolic Reformation. For some reason people always think they need to "re-invent" or "re-interpret" the Bible. But the Bible already has a divine message: we are all sinners who need a saviour. This saviour came to us in Jesus Christ to save people and give them the opportunity for a relationship with God.
But many people are not satisfied with that. People tried to redefine Christianity and make it more "hipp" and "modern", so that it fits better into the world. But Jesus himself said in John 18:36: "...My kingdom is not of this world.." and James 4:4: "You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God?..."
The most fatal thing about this movement are the many "false conversions". Teachers like Todd White, Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton (Bethel Church in Redding, California), Peter Wenz, Heidi Baker etc. all teach, that a real Christian should and must lead a "supernatural" life filled with miracles - otherwise you are not a real Christian. But if someone turns to Christ based on those information and those supernatural experiences do not happen in his or her life (which are all lies!!!!) that person begins to doubt his or her faith. These liars teach that whoever has enough faith, can be exactly like Jesus. But we cannot be exactly like him! That is a horrific lie! The Bible does not teach, that we can be exactly like Jesus. If that were true then we wouldn't need no saviour.
These preachers constantly tell the people about signs and wonders that apparently happen somewhere, how people were saved and healed and how we're all supposed to be rich etc. But they very rarely preach that we are sinners, that we need God, that we are lost without him and that God is not a Genie in a Bottle. Many testimonies we heard about people that were brought to Christ through the Charismatic Movement - which is a good thing - but as soon as they did not see any wonders and miracles in their lives they lost their faith in God. They were tricked into repenting through false belief, false promises and false hope and that ended deadly. They lost their faith in God. Do not be deceived, it can cost you your faith. God still works today, just as much as he did a thousand years ago. But he does everything according to his will, in his own way, however and whenever he pleases. He individually cares for everyone. Your relationship is unlike anyone else's relationship with the Lord.
There are some points we wish to point out:
Is God still doing wonders today? - YES!
Can we control his wonders or induce them? - NO!
Can God make person rich? - YES!
Does God promise riches in the Bible? - NO!
Does God still healing today? - YES!
Are we able to induce those healings? - NO!
Our God is a powerful God who decides himself when he wants to do something. We should and are encouraged to pray for one another but we cannot tell God what to do by chanting "in the name of Jesus bones grow out" or "in the name of Jesus Cancer cells be gone" or "in the name of Jesus muscles grow". If God wants someone to be healed, he will heal him or her on his own, without human intervention. God wants a relationship with us, but we cannot be so arrogant to believe that we can tell him what to do.
Another problem within this Charismatic Movement is the fact that those "teachers" call onto demonic spirits within their sermons - especially the Kundalini Spirit. This demon (from Hinduisum) acts like the Holy Spirit of God, but it is not the Holy Spirit of God. People start being "drunk in the Spirit" and start moving uncontrollably and start laughing, fall over etc. Never forget that the Devil is a cunning, intelligent and shifty creature - 2. Corinthians 11:14-15: "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve."
Not every Christian, that says he follows Jesus, truly is a Christian. Not every teacher that claims to spread the Gospel, actually does the will of God. Test every spirit. Do not believe any lies. Do not believe everytyhing you hear. Be vigilant. Be careful. Do not be distracted from the right way only because you are longing to belong to some sort of group. Your relationship with God is more important than anything else.
These preachers mostly quote short passages of the Bible and then begin to put in their own interpretation.
Watch for this when you do your research. You too will notice that.
A list of false teachers can be seen here: Apostasy Watch
Some who read this may wonder, why are those institutions on our list of deceivers? If you are surprised by that then let us tell you that you have been deceived by them. These movements and churches are all connected to the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) and spread a wrong Gospel and a wrong belief in Jesus Christ. With this seeker-friendly message they deceive millions of people all around the world. Especially young people tend to join those churches becaues they are "hip" and "cool" and have "cool music" and the preachers are young and modern and also have appealing looks. But those preachers are wolves in sheep's clothing, all filled by the Antichrist spirit and are called to seperate the church of Jesus Christ and distract them from the Word of God.
They always preach that God accepts everyone however he or she is, which is partly true, but they leave out the important parts about repentance, turning away from their wicked ways in order to receive God's forgiveness. They spread teachings that are unbiblical and Hillsong even made a video focused on the topic of sex within marriage, where they very much get into detail. They interpret the Bible in a way that suits their sinful lives. Many teenagers and young adults that follow this movement even openly admit to being gay or bisexual and say that God doesn't mind because God loves everyone. They whitewash sin so that they don't have to deal with the truth. These circumstances are sad. Millions of people are partaking in Hillsong or Bethel and believe a wrong Gospel.
Bill Johnson, the founder of Bethel School in Redding, California even openly admits to rejecting theology and some parts of scripture and he claims that it is always God's will to heal everyone. He claims that it is obligatory for any Christian to always be healed. And if someone does not get healed it simply is because one does not have enough faith. But this is nowhere in the Bible. There are many scriptures that talk about godly men that were sick and did not get healed. What about those men? The preachers of the NAR movement do not have an answer to that question and like to ignore those passages in the Bible. This is the same kind of blasphemy that also Kris Vallotton, Co-Founder of Bethel Church in Redding, spreads.
Carl Lentz, leader of Hillsong in New York, where many famous people like Justing Bieber and Kanye West go to, never preaches about repentance or guilt. He preaches his own version of the Bible, in order to tickle the ears of his listeners. But the Apostle Paul warned us about that. Paul was on of those Apostles who always pointed to those who preached a wrong Gospel. Carl Lentz even said in an interview that he prefers having famous people in his church than "normal people", as famous people have more worth for him. What kind of statement is that? Does God love a non-famous person less than a famous one? What does the Bible tell us about this? Mark 10:43-45: "Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 18:4: "Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
God does not care whether someone is famous or not. He sees the heart of every person.
Within this movement there are strange conferences being held where they speak of "fire" or "river of life" or the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit with Fire" etc. Just as Heidi Baker teaches, so do those other charlatans, that we as people could bring God's Kingdom down to earth now. They teach that we can produce miracles and wonders, exactly like Jesus did. But this is not true. The Kingdom of God will come after Jesus' return to earth and no person in this world is able to have an impact on any events that are taking place. We ourselves are not able to produce wonders and miracles. We can pray for them, but God is the one that makes miracles happen.
The sad thing about this movement is that it has millions of followers. Christianity nowadays has two faces, both are very untrue and unbiblical: firstly the NAR movement and the Prosperity Gospel and secondly the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). Both contradict the teachings of the Bible. They always only pick out a few portions from scripture, modify them so it suits their message and teach that to people.
2. Peter 2:1-4: "But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them - bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping."
It's all heresy. These movements are not christian and not biblical.
In the beginning of the 19th century many religions emerged, that all claim to be "the true belief in Jesus Christ". But they all are invented and they all are lies and use God to deceive mankind. The Antichrist is very eager to constantly make God into a liar and people are blind and gullible and many believe those heresies. One of these religions, that evolved in 1830 AD is the Mormon Church (Church of Letter Day Saints).
Here, a short overview of the origins of the Mormon Church:
The Prophet of the Mormon Church is Joseph Smith. It is said that Joseph Smith was a strong believer who had a vision of God the Father and God the Son (2 separate people) at once. While he was in a forest praying and asking God in prayer which church he should join he claims to have had a vision of those two separate beings that then told him that no church on earth was true and that he should found a new one. Joseph Smith then received Golden Plates from an angel called Moroni (no one knows where that guy came from???). His task was then to translate those Golden Plates from the hieroglyphics into english. He did that by looking into a hat and then telling a writer what to write down. By the way, this is also a form of witchcraft and not biblical at all.
Through these translations the Book of Mormon was written. Additionally Joseph Smith wrote another book called "The Pearl of Great Price".
Did you notice that Joseph Smith did, what the Bible tells us not to do?
5th Mose 4:2: "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you."
Revelation 22:18-19: "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."
The biggest problems of the Mormon belief:
Even the origins of the Mormon Bible should evoke suspiciousness. After finishing the Book of Revelation the Bible was finished and God does have the power to sustain his Holy Word with every detail. But still there are many strange aspects to the Mormon belief that millions of people are convinced are true, which we would like to explain here.
Joseph Smith added to his belief the subject of polygamy. Mormons believe that they are allowed to have as many wives as they wish. Mormons think that whoever does not live in polygamy will not enter heaven. Mormon women do not fight this idea as they have been raised with this satanic concept. Joseph Smith himself had about 34 wives. In some documentations scholars speak of 32 wives. In the Book of Mormon they say that it is not adultery to marry another woman as long as she is a virgin. But Joseph Smith himself took as wives females that already had a husband. Some of his wives were still minors and one was only 14 years old. It is a very arrogant presumption to say that by such horrible works one may inherit the kingdom of God. The Bible does not say this in any context ever. 1. Mose 2:24: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
Very obvious the Bible speaks of one (1) wife. Apart from that this very perverted rule only mirrors what Joseph Smith and his followers really were after.
2. Jesus and Heaven
The Mormon image of Jesus is an absolute disgrace. Mormons believe that Lucifer and Jesus are brothers. There was a great feast in heaven and Lucifer wanted to inhabit Earth. But God the Father liked Jesus more than his "brother" and granted Jesus to go and inhabit earth. Mormons think that women will be eternally pregnant in heaven as they need to produce souls for other planets. They also believe that every person that gets to heaven inherits his own planet. With this Mormons justify polygamy. Mormons think that God the Father and Jesus are two separate beings. Mormons think that God the Father himself came down to earht to impregnate Maria. You see, everything Mormons believe is absolutely horrifying and untrue. It does not make sense and we simply pity every Mormon alive today.
3. Jesus' Crucifixion and our salvation
In the Mormon belief it is taught that Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was not enough to take away our sins. In the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA there are blood sacrifices taking place in which a person is cut open to bleed out. Many people have died during those rituals. The people that came forward to the public and the media were later killed by the Mormon Church for speaking out. This teaching is absolutely blasphemous. The Bible clearly states that we have been redeemed and set through by Jesus' sacrifice so that we can have a relationship with our Father in heaven. There is no need for us to bleed out in order to "wash away our sins".
4. Seperation between LDS (Letter Day Saints) and FLDS (Fundamental Letter Day Saints)
The Mormons faced great problems regarding their polygamuous lifestyle as it was and still partly is illegal in the United States. Many followers and friends of Joseph Smith were arrested and convicted for it. Joseph Smith himself died during one of those riots. This controversial view separated the Mormon Church: one one side there are the LDS, the Mormons that reject Polygamy even though it still is part of the Book of Mormon and on the other side the FLDS, a group of Mormons who live in the middle of nowhere still practicing polygamy. Warren Jeffs, the Prophet of the FLDS in the USA is currently in jail facing over 80 years of prison because he had over 80 wives and many of them were minors. But to the FLDS community he still is the chosen prophet that they are obliged to listen to no matter what. Those people are to be pitied. They are lost and fearful and are being taught that the world is a very bad place and anyone who is not a Mormon is possessed by evil spirits. We can only pray that Jesus will have mercy and appear to them in any way. They have never known the real Jesus.
5. Building of the (Jewish) Temple in the US
Mormons believe that the third Temple of God, in the image of the Temple in the Old Testament, is to be rebuild in the United States. But every Christian and every Jew knows very well that it is absolutely forbidden to rebuild the Temple of God anywhere but in Jerusalem. We know for sure that this is never going to happen. But in the United States, close to the State of New York, there is a space reserved for this Temple. This is but another lie within the Mormon belief.
There are many other problems with the Mormon belief that contradict the Bible. We encourage you to do your own research on this as well. We just wanted to give a brief overview of the greatest problems. The Book of Mormon is an absolute joke. But to list all details (for example all geographic details, the angel Moroni, names of some "Prophets", the fact that the Israelites travelled to the US, etc.) would blow up our entire web page. Please, look into those things for youself.
Another made up and man-made belief is this religion, that developed around 1860 AD in the USA. The Prophetess of this belief is Ellen Gould Harmon White (or Ellen G. White). She claimed that she was an Apostle, or a Prophetess of God. She claimed to have had over 1000 visions from God. What's funny though is that Ellen G. White suffered a head injury when she was 9 years old through a stone that hit her in the head. She was in a coma for quite some time. In some documents it is said to have been around 3 months. We believe that those "visions" she supposedly had are afterpains from this head injury but ddefinitely not from God.
Officially founded on May 21st in 1863 in Battle Creek, Michigin, USA. The core of the Seventh Day Adventits' belief is that teaching of the Sabbath, which is forcefully put on people. Additionally Ellen G. White started implementing teachings about health and nutritions which can be explained by her husband, James White, falling sick. Seventh Day Adventists are supposed to be vegetarians if not even vegans. Ellen G. White wrote over 100 books in her lifetime, which she claimed, were all from God. Again, no one is allowed to add or to remove anything from the Bible.
The biggest Problems of the Seventh Day Adventists is that Ellen G. White prophecied of Jesus' return multiple times and it never occured. The Bible clearly states that whoever prophecies something and it does not come to pass, that person is not a Prophet of God. In biblical times people would have been stoned for false prophecies. Still Ellen G. White managed to gain more followers for her strange belief. This only shows how frivolous people are towards Prophets, Teachers and false teachings. No one seems to still have fear of the Lord.
Additionally it has been proven that many of Ellen G. White's "prophecies" were based on paintings that she has seen at some point in her life. She simply never thought that these lies would one day be uncovered. Apart from that it has been proven that Ellen G. White and her husband James White were both Freemasons. Therefore no one should be surprised at all the lies she was spreading.
Unfortunately we are not able to list every wrong teaching of Ellen G. White. Therefore please go and Google it yourself. The biblical gift of decernment is very important. It is absolutely necessary to know the Word of God in order to uncover false teachings. Anything that contradicts the Bible is not from God. Period.
The origins of the Jehova's Witness goes back to a group of Bible scholars lead by Charles Taze Russell and William Henry Conley as well as his wife Sarah in the year 1870 AD. In the 19th century many false religions arose that contradict the Bible. Jehova's Witness is another one of those.
The core of their belief is the Book of Revelation. Jehova's Witness believe that they belong to the 144.000 people that will be raptured by Jesus and therefore saved from God's wrath. But this only proves that Jehova's Witness do not know anything about the Bible nor Prophecy. The 144.000 that the Book of Revelation speaks of are in regards to the 12 tribes of Israel, 12.000 of each tribe that will be raptured. Apart from that there are almost 10 million Jehova's Witness in this world. How can then only 144.000 be saved? Math neither seems to be the strength of this cult.
Also, the Jehova's Witness have made several predictions about Jesus' reutrn and Armageddon which were all false. They were wrong over 7 times. The question is, why do people continue to belong to this occult and demonic cult, when it is proven that nothing they say is biblical or divine? The blindness and gullibility of many people remains a mystery to us.
Jehova's Witness believe that:
1. There is no eternal soul, but we are granted immortality in heaven
2. Jesus' death was a ransom sacrifice for all mankind
3. The return of Jesus will first be invisible, in order to collect his own (which is totally wrong)
4. The return of Jesus first and foremost is not in order to defeat anything, but will be a blessing to all people
But the Bible tells us, that Jesus will return as a warrior and is going to defeat Satan and his false Prophet. Apart from that he is going to return as King of all Kings and is going to reign on this earth, the new Jerusalem for 1000 years. It is unbelievably hard to understand, how the Bible is available everywhere, even online for free and there are still people that believe great lies.
Apart from that Jehova's Witness believe that Jesus is the Archangel Michael. This is nowhere in the Bible. Additionally they strip Jesus of his deity and say he only was a simple man, who lived a perfect, sinless life when he walked this earth. The blasphemy is just gigantic in this. To top it all off, Jehova's Witness believe that Jesus was not crucified on a cross but died nailed to an one piece stake. But Jesus' crucifixion is not only written in the Bible, there are many sources outside of the Bible proclaiming his crucifixion, for example historical records from the romans. Jehova's Witness is a stupid and dangerous cult that people should stay away from.
Jehova's Witness twist almost every word in the Bible. You are more than welcome to go out and do your own research. To list all details would blow up our web page, unfortunately. But do stay away from this demonic cult. Also with the Jehova's Witness, just like with many other cults, there have been sexual scandals and pedophile acts committed within that church. But the leaders high up in the hierarchy will never face any consequences, as sad as it is.
May God wake those people up and have mercy on them.
This is probably going to shock many, but teh RCC has nothing to do with the Bible. There are many Christians that claim to follow Jesus but at the same time sympathize with the RCC. Whoever believes the Bible and follows it can only reject the RCC. There are many reasons for this, but let's begin with the most important ones.
1st Reason - They changed the 10 Commandments
Pope Constantin has changed God's 10 commandments in the year 325 AD. He removed the 4th Commandment, keeping the Sabbath Day holy, completely from the 10 Commandments. We know from the Bible that God has forbidden to change his laws or his words.
2nd Reason - They added various religious practices
Holy water was added by the RCC around 120 AD. Practices of repentance were added around 157 AD. The Fish as a symbol for Christianity was added by Clemens von Alixandrien in the beginning of the 3rd century. The pagan worship of the Sun-Day was introduced on March 7th 321 AD - the Sun-Day worship is worship of the Death Star Saturn (Baal). The Title "Papa" (later was changed to "Pope") has been introduced around 330 AD. The list of these things just goes on and on and on... You are very welcome to do your own research and see these satanic practices for yourself.
3rd Reason - Marianism
The RCC as well as other orthodox institutions and religions have begun worshipping Mary around the 4th century. This worship of Maria, who simply gave birth to Jesus is blasphemous. She is no Saint, she is not an eternal virigin and it is forbidden to worship anyone but God alone. This worship of Mary goes back to pagan practices of worshipping Ashtar, Diana, Venus etc. It is absolutely incomprehensible how anyone today can still believe this crap and even practice it themselves. The Bible is very clear on this topic!
4th Reason - Pope as "The Father" or "Represantation of God on this Earth"
God has forbidden to call anyone else father but him. Matthew 23:9: "And do not call on earth "father", for you have one Father, and he is in heaven."
The RCC is pure blasphemy and a horribly satanic insitution. Almost every law of God has been changed or modified by the RCC and millions of people are too blind to see that. Apart from that, consider the amount of arrogance on must have to call themself "the representation of God on this Earth". What good has the Vatican ever done? They collected millions but people are still starving? We are glad God is going to destroy that satanic church in the end times.
5th Reason - Letter of Indulgence
In the middle ages the Vatican invented the limbo as well as the letters of indulgence. People back then often didn't know how to read and the Bible wasn't even available in their language so it is understandable that many believed what the Vatican said and got fooled by them. The RCC said, that one might be able to buy a way out of hell or limbo with those letters of indulgence. The only reason the Vatican did that was so that could collect money to build St. Peter's Square as well as St. Peter's Basilica and/or renovate them. A couple hundred years later, the RCC said, that there is no hell at all. Alone for this they should suffer eternal damnation.
As you can see there are numerous deceptions in this world, all designed to distract people from God and His Word. You can simply avoid all of them by sticking to your Bible and studying it daily so that you know how to distinguish between biblical things and lies. We had to leave out many other deceptions like Scientology, The Moonies and other satanic cults like "The Process" due to space reasons and for the sake of clarity. But you simply have to keep your eyes open and not believe everyone who claims to be a Christian. The greatest Christian liar there is right now is Oprah Winfrey. She has invented a belief that justifies her sins. That's idolatry. She simply invented a God that is not the God of the Bible.
Do not believe everything you see and hear. Trust in the Word of God.