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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
"And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." (Rev. 17:6).
Often the masses are deceived into thinking that Rome is Christian and seeks world peace. When there is fighting in North Ireland, Catholics are called Christians–but when they are fighting abortion they are called Roman Catholics.
When the Jesuits are conspiring with the Communists in South America they are called Christian missionaries–but when one is killed by a terrorist, The Gannett News Syndicate proclaims "Roman Catholic Priest Martyred." When the Papal Church butchers millions of Anabaptists and Protestants, it is referred to as "an unfortunate phase of the Christian Church." But when Baptists criticize and expose Catholic corruption and heresy we are called radical hate-mongers and trouble-makers! Who hates whom?!!
The Vatican hates true, New Testament, militant Baptist Churches for the following reasons:
Because of our Origin: We claim as Bible believing Baptists that Jesus Christ started the First Baptist Church. Matthew 16:18 states that the Lord’s Church was founded on Himself not a fragile Peter, and that the gates of Hell will not prevail against her! Jesus Christ is the Head of our Churches, not the Pope!! Baptists claim apostolic origin with One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. History reveals that the Roman Catholic Church evolved as a split off of the true New Testament Church when Cornelius won worldly favor over Novation in the second century. By the third century, the worldly counterfeit Church was wed to the world by Emperor Constantine.
Because of our Bible: Constantine ordered Eusebius to destroy hundreds of copies of the Byzantine Manuscripts and replace them with a new corrupt copy. Origins Hexapla and other perversions were being substituted for the Majority Text. What followed? the Dark Ages 480-1400 AD! Very little light (except within true churches) was seen due to Jeromes Latin Vulgate, Jesuit Bibles and the Rheim Text.
Baptists were custodians of the True Text: Waldensian Bibles, Old Latin Vulgates, Syriac copies, Erasmus’ Text, then Wycliffe’s and Tyndale’s Bible. These Bibles and Greek Texts were burned by the thousands by the Harlot Church. Then came the King James Version which was later condemned and hated by the Vatican. Illiteracy and Ignorance are Rome’s favorite tools.
The Authorized Version is an Anti-Rome, Anti-Pope Bible. Even in its preface it refers to the Pope as the "Man of Sin" and accuses Catholics of wanting to keep people in spiritual darkness!
Because of our Pre-millennial Position: As Bible believing Baptists, we believe in the spiritual and physical restoration of Israel, and that many of the promises to Israel are yet to be fulfilled. We believe that Jesus Christ will come and physically sit on the Throne of David, and that the Millennium is yet to come. We believe that Israel will be that premier nation, and that Jerusalem will be the capitol–not Rome! We believe that Babylon/Rome will be destroyed and repaid for her atrocities!
The Roman Catholic Church is Amillennial. She usurps Israel’s right to all of the Old Testament Promises. She justifies her rod of iron and bloody sword by claiming to defend the Kingdom. She claims that the Pope (sic) is the Vicar of Christ already seated on David’s Throne! No wonder Rome discounts the Book of Revelation and warns her people not to read it!
Because of our Doctrines: Baptists believe in contending for the faith once delivered to the saints. We shun all tradition and teaching that is contrary to scripture.
We hold dear such doctrines as the Trinity, Bible Inspiration, Salvation by Grace, Election, Particular Redemption, Heaven, Hell, Repentance, Faith, Autonomy of local church, Depravity, Two Symbolic Ordinances, Second Coming of Christ, Priesthood of the Believer, One Advocate, and so on.
Because of our Evangelism: True Baptists are not Hard-shells, therefore we are a threat to the Roman Catholic Kingdom. We truly believe that Roman Catholics are lost and on their way to an eternal hell. Therefore, because we are obedient to God, and we love Catholic people; we witness to them and try to win them to Christ! Our books, our tracts, our radio and TV outreaches, and our home and foreign missions are despised by the local Archdiocese! If we would just shut up we would not be so hated!
Because we are Anti-Ecumenical: Many are going back to Rome. Love, Love, Love, Unity and Understanding is their message, "Let’s forget our differences, let’s forget the unfortunate mistakes in the past, and be one in Christ!"
Our answer... Not with you!!! We will promote love and unity in our scriptural churches, but we will not cooperate with the future bride of the Anti-Christ!!
Protestants and some pseudobaptists can sell out–but not us! We are not fooled by the ole’ whore when she wipeth blood from her mouth and says, "I have done no wickedness." Rather we will proclaim the message of heaven, "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." We are to love the Roman Catholic people. We would never think of persecuting them, only preaching to them. Yet, the truth is that they hate and loathe us!
We will follow the example of the martyrs and our Anabaptist forefathers, by contending earnestly for the faith. We shall look forward to the day when Satan’s Synagogue is destroyed.
"For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand." (Rev. 19:2).