Ep23-Revelation chapter 17 – relating to 2020 – SATAN’S TWO DEADLIEST VIRUSES by Dr John Barnett
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Welcome to our class number 17 of 20 classes going through the book of Revelation we’re specifically covering in this class revelation 17 which I would assume for most of you that have read the Bible you probably have not connected some of these thoughts and so that’s why I’ve prepared some handouts these are my class handouts for all of you that are watching and especially for those of you that are in the the course that you’ve registered for this is very important for you and you can pause the video take screenshots whatever you need to do so but basically as we look at revelation 17 we’re looking at the wonder of how the scriptures connect together Genesis to Revelation those are the bookends of the truth of God and when you understand what began in Genesis you see the full culmination the final product here in Revelation we’ll see how that all connects to the scriptures and to the church we see it today and especially what I call Satan’s two deadliest viruses now we’re in the kovat 19 period this virtual classroom is tiny there’s only three students here and my favorite student is right there that runs the camera my wonderful wife but the twin viruses that are the most deadly these cause eternal doom for innumerable people are Satan’s virus of religion that’s what we’re gonna cover in chapter 17 then in our next class Satan’s virus of materialism and we’ll talk about that but let’s just pray a Ness Lord to open our hearts Father in Heaven as we look at church history as we look at the theology of Satan’s false church of his lie how he masquerades as an angel of light in religion and how he ruins most people’s lives through materialism I pray that the truth Lord Jesus you promised that we would learn from your word would set us free some might need to be set free from religion even watching this course and probably all the rest of us need your antidote to materialism is we’re immersed in a pleasure seeking physically oriented world so open our eyes to behold wonderful things from your word and bless us with our response to that to repent and to pursue you with our whole heart in Jesus name Amen on the slide in front of you Satan’s two deadliest viruses on the left you see religion that’s revelation 17 on the right you see Revelation 18 is materialism the god of this world has two viruses he has used to infect all of humanity since the dawn of human history and that’s what we’re gonna see when we go through Genesis 3 here in just a moment religion is making my own way to God I’m going my own way I I want as Isaiah said all we like sheep have gone astray we turn to our own way we don’t want God’s Way we want our own way that’s number one number two religion is when things are more important than God religion is trying to achieve God’s favor by my achievement human achievement my way materialism is seeking physical things whether they’re physical pleasures physical possessions physical power anything more than God or in place of God or to the neglect of God and one of the most graphic signs of materialism is our preoccupation with the material as in electronic world and getting into whatever is online that robs us most believers struggle every day with not spending time alone with God in this word because we’re so distracted by the material things the physical things so to understand revelation 17 and 18 we have to go back to Genesis Genesis tells us in this slide you see down there in the corner Satan’s two deadliest viral in fact Jen’s from the beginning Satan has infected all humanity with either one or both of these viruses everybody you meet around the world throughout all history either spent their life focusing on going their own way and and whether it’s their own way of religion that they designed or joining someone else’s or going their own way like the people you meet that say oh I don’t believe in God and I don’t believe in church you know I just worship God out in nature or I you know I kind of finding my own way that’s religion going my own way materialism that thing’s pursuing things are more important than God so what we need to do is understand Satan’s playbook if we can understand what his methods are if we can understand you know the the infectious nature of his lies then we can stay spiritually strong and healthy you understand once you understand his plans we can understand how to stay strong and healthy and so when we go to the crash site of humanity that’s what I call Genesis 3 Genesis 3 and I’m gonna open there real quickly and I’ll be reading from there and pointing out these verses but the best way to understand revelation 17 in fact revelation any part is to see what begins in Genesis so the door that opens our understanding to this incredible chapter about Satan’s religion and his is apostate Church and and all the global worship going on the way to understand that is to go way back here to what Satan did in Genesis 3 and what he did in Genesis 3 not only affected the whole human race but his first convert Satan’s first convert was Cain and Cain do you remember God told Cain and Abel to bring a sacrifice and what what sacrifice did Cain bring he didn’t bring what God asked he brought his own way his own he brought the best he could produce which is what religion is my works and and my best that comes full-blown into global false worship at the Tower of Babel when they said we don’t need God we’re gonna build a tower we’re gonna make our own way to heaven our own way to heaven religion see that’s that’s what we see it’s a Tower of Babel and then Balaam succeeds in infecting God’s chosen people promised Israel with the virus of idolatry and coming to the new testament by the time we get to the church of Pergamus we find them mixing the error of balaam in the whole what becomes the idolatry of the of the Roman Catholic Church we’ll see and then we see Antichrist setting up the image everybody worshipping him and then finally our chapter 17 the apostate Church and global religion so let’s go through the crash site in Genesis 3 and you just follow along in your Bible and actually in my Bible if you can see right there I actually have noted these four lives I have them just what I’m going to show you on this next slide what Satan wants us to do is to to doubt God and basically doubting God comes in four different directions in verse 1 of chapter 3 look what Satan says has God indeed said it says now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made and he said to the woman has God indeed said now pause in my Bible I’ve written right next to serpent in Genesis 3:1 in little tiny letters I’ve written Revelation 12:9 if we didn’t have revelation 12:9 then we could endlessly argue was this what what is the serpent as a serpent a symbol as the serpent you know what is going on here well revelation 12:9 says the serpent back here in the Garden of Eden that tempted Eve was Satan so the serpent I wrote chapter 12 of Revelation verse 9 is the devil and he’s more cunning so what this is is Satan using an animal a beautiful animal before the curse in the fall serpents seem to have walked up rightly we’re beautiful whenever you find a woman talking to a snake you know it’s not a snake like we know because most people hate and run from and are scared to death of snakes they don’t engage in conversations so this woman saw this beautiful creature and he talks to her and it’s the mouthpiece the vessel the tool that Satan uses but what is Satan say number one has God indeed said what Satan wants is for us to doubt God doubt God and doubting God is when we doubt his word this is how God speaks to us when I open the scripture I hear the voice of God this morning in the dark 506 a.m.
I got up and I began working on my verses going into my 52 greatest chapters of the Bible Bible study that’s another course that I teach an overview of all the doctrines and theology and everything in the Bible and as I was reading the Word of God I could hear the voice of God not audibly my soul was learning from the king of the universe Satan wants us to doubt God’s Word Satan wants us to believe God’s Word is just like any other book it’s nice it’s helpful it’s not absolute he wants us to question God’s Word he wants us to avoid neglect or whatever it takes to get us out of contact with God he just wants us offline of being connected to God number two look at the second part of verse one it says you shall not eat of every tree of the garden that was Satan’s second a little little infectious why doubt God’s goodness he wants us to doubt God and then we doubt God when we doubt his goodness Satan wants us to believe that God is trying to hold out on us I mean that’s that’s his life that has tied up so many people he’s robbing us of some good times he’s out of touch with our needs I have met in my 40 years of pastoring I met so many men that strayed from their marriage because they said God doesn’t understand my needs no actually God doesn’t understand your needs and as the scriptures say the eyes of a man are never satisfied and if your needs are enlarging kind of in a reptilian way you know reptiles grow bigger every year so does sin so does lust and Satan is always saying God doesn’t understand he’s out of touch with your needs he just missed the disaster you went through he doesn’t know you know how much you’re going through he messed up on how he made you he means well but he doesn’t quite have everything under control that’s an attack of the character of God one of the attributes of God of the 20-plus attributes that we’ve looked at many times one of them is God’s goodness and God always chooses what’s best there’s a little saying I remember as a teenager my youth pastor used to say that God leaves the best to those who leave the choice to him if you leave the choice to God in other words you say God in my life not my will but yours be done in my life I want your kingdom your rule I want to follow your will when you leave the choice to him he gives you what’s best that’s his goodness that’s a direct attack of Satan one of the great truths about our God is his moral attribute that God is good but thirdly look at verse 4 see in the slide doubt God’s Authority that’s Genesis 3 and verse 4 Satan prior to that was just kind of sowing seeds of doubt now in his third attack to Eve he directly confronts God and he says you will not surely die and what he’s doing is doubting God’s Authority Satan wants us to doubt God and we doubt God when we doubt his authority Satan wants us to believe God is not in charge in charge going our own way religion God isn’t interested in our choices we’re in charge God will not make us accountable for our deeds we’re in charge see it’s like it doesn’t matter what I do it’s okay I’m on my own God just lets me do anything no it’s a direct attack than the character of God one of the great truths about God is another attribute of God beyond his goodness is he is sovereign and what that means is that God absolutely has chosen the one way the one truth the one life his plan and in God we doubt his authority when we doubt that he is in charge and then verse five we doubt God’s plan Satan says hey if you take part in this fruit your eyes will be opened when what Satan wants us to do is doubt God’s plan he wants us to believe there’s a better way to immortality do you see how religion is so tied to this that we doubt God’s plan we say well maybe there are more ways to god maybe there’s another way to God maybe there’s multiple roads maybe well-meaning you know good intention kind of nice people and God says no there isn’t a better way to immortality there’s not an easier way to glory there’s not a quicker way to happiness see doubting God’s plan what’s an example well it was just announced this week what are we on May 1st – is May 1st it was just announced this week that we’re at the ultimate highest point in American history of people not being married they said people are living together with partners and we’re at the lowest amount of recorded people being married as a percentile of our country did you know that’s doubting God’s plan it’s again this is an attack on the very word of God God’s word is sufficient one of the characteristics God gave us about his word is that everything God wants us to know about a particular doctrine or situation is in the scripture and he’s revealed his plan his plan for marriage has planned for the family has planned for our career has planned for how to get to heaven it’s in his word so where are we in Revelation well we’ve come to the 3rd division and and we went back to Genesis to look at this third division Christ Church on earth chapters 1 through 3 Christ Church in heaven chapter 4 and 5 and again the beginning of 19 but now we’re in the third section the tribulation events in heaven and on earth and that’s chapter 6 to 18 and look where we are we’re finishing up the tribulation this class chapter 17 with religion and then the next class chapter 18 with materialism and of course the tribulation ends with the second coming have you ever seen that bumper sticker right there you see it that coexist bumper sticker I see them all the time you know it has the crescent moon of Islam has the peace symbol as the equal rights the Star of David and then the yin and yang and then the cross what we need to understand from revelation 17 is the connection between satan’s religion and paganism and how that plays out with the end of the world so back to Genesis are we back from Genesis to Revelation 17 and let me read the first verse and it said one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls now remember where we are we saw starting chapter 6 the seals and then in Chapter 8 the trumpets and then starting in chapter 11 verse 15 the bowls and now look what we’ve come to the seven bowl angel came out and said I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls is showing us in the 17th chapter Satan’s ongoing system of counterfeiting God’s truth see Satan puts up his own counterfeit his lies and what Satan’s plan is in verses one through six of revelation 17 it’s exposed God says this is Satan’s plan so God turns the light on and said Satan has constantly wanted to counterfeit my plan he wants you to doubt God’s plan so that you’ll take his plan secondly his plan is explained that’s revelation 17 7 through 15 so it’s exposed for six verses and the the next nine verses it’s explained and then God extinguishes it in other words he destroys this world religion and that’s that’s culminating after he covers materialism with the second coming of Christ so we’re gonna see that destruction so revelation 17 can be divided into three sections exposing Satan’s plan explaining his plan extinguishing it so let’s do that first exposing Satan’s religions versus the truryde of Christ revelation 17 is the collapse of the apostate Church it’s described starting in verse 2 all the kings of the earth have committed fornication they’ve made drunk with the wine of her fornication you say fornication now is this what are we talking about God said this to understand this idea fornication look back at 2nd Corinthians 11 2nd Corinthians 11 member Anna logia scriptura the scriptures explain the scriptures in 2nd Corinthians 11 and verse 2 Paul explains the church the local church what everyone of us here are part of and Paul says I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy for I have betrothed you to one husband that I may present you a chaste virgin to Christ so the church each of us individually I am engaged to Jesus Christ I am headed toward a marriage supper of the Lamb in Revelation 19 I am headed to heaven to the place he’s prepared for me he is the one I am marrying that is going to provide for me protect me that is going to nurture me that is going to give me endless delights for eternity that is pictured as marriage to Jesus Christ and you know for us we’ve kind of tainted we think you know marriage and Christ and our view of marriage is a little bit tainted because as we’re falling and so we think is that really a good that’s kind of a sexual metaphor is that something positive well look what it says I betrothed you to one husband I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ show up at that marriage supper with a a chaste virgin but look at verse 3 but I fear lest somehow this is second Corinthians 11:3 as the serpent deceived Eve oh look over here this is Genesis 3 Paul is exactly tying religion this harlot that we see in chapter 17 of Revelation he’s tying it back to Genesis 3 and as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness so your minds will be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ totally tying together the the religion going our own way that Satan’s promoting with God’s true plan that we the instant were saved were betrothed to Christ and we will explain that more what is Mystery Babylon chapter 17 is about the great Whore we see in the first six verses she rides the beast with seven heads and ten horns she’s a mother of harlots and abominations and she’s drunk with the Saints did you know more Christians have been killed by religion than anything else that’s what’s going on and that’s what this chapter is talking about the next time we get together in chapter 18 we’re looking at Babylon the Great the city kings and merchants and all those that trade by sea now mystery Bab in Chapter 17 is tying together what I showed you right here now now look at babble here now look at this slide in front of you cemre amis Ishtar ashteroth Isis Aphrodite and Venus have you ever heard of any of those the Roman Venus the the Greek God Aphrodite Egyptians we have Isis all of these are these fertility gods of ancient religion all of them come from Semiramis from Babel Tower of Babel Ishtar from Syria Ashtaroth the constant nemesis for Israel came from Phoenicia Isis the Israelites picked up in their time in Egypt Aphrodite from the Greek world and of course Venus was the the goddess of love from the Roman world and basically always now this getting a little heavy this is history but think about this in all of of false religion that Satan has spawned and invented there’s always a mother goddess cemre Amis who has a son Tammuz or Ishtar has a son also called Tammuz or Ashtaroth has a son you all know the name of this one Bale Ashtaroth mother Bale son Isis in Egypt has a son Osiris have you studied much about Greek I mean Egyptology and all the false religions of the pyramids everything Isis the mother Osiris the son Aphrodite the mother eros the son and of course everyone knows this one Venus the mother in Rome and Cupid the Sun you know Valentine’s Day little fat you know naked cherub that’s Cupid that is mystery Babylonian religion you say what does they have to do with anything well share with you just real quickly we’ll cover this in detail to come but the mother goddess whichever one it is you know Isis or ashteroth or or Venus in mystery religions has a son and this son is out hunting and gets killed by a wild animal and the animal tears up the son the mother goes and collects the pieces of the son now listen and mourns for him for forty days and at the end of forty days the Sun rises from the dead oh wait a minute the beloved son of the mother is killed mourned for forty days and rises from the dead what is 40 days long in Christendom Lent where did Lent come from it’s not in the Bible it’s a direct manufacturer of Satan into right here in Pergamus the church and that’s what we’re gonna study in this lesson but before we go too far ahead of ourselves remember the two women I told you about it three classes ago when we were in chapter 12 I said that that Israel in chapter 12 is this woman clothed with the Sun Moon and stars attacked by the dragon who has a son who’s protected by the Lord that’s the woman in Chapter 12 Israel look at chapter 17 this woman’s riding the beast on many waters she’s a mother of harlots she’s clothed in purple scarlet and gold she reigns in the earth ten Kings follow her and the dragon sustains her not God see the contrast between Israel and chapter 17 this great Whore well Satan’s plan exposed look at chapter 11 again if you’re still there my Bible still open to second Corinthians 11 look at verse 14 it says I’ll start in 13 for such are false apostles see all this air coming into the church transforming themselves into apostles of Christ and no wonder look at verse 14 second Corinthians 11 for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light what is Satan’s plan Satan’s plan is to counter God’s plan and to tell people they can go their own way to God by achieving by working hard by religion by doing the five pillars of Islam or following the the doctrines of their own Catholic Church or knocking door-to-door java’s witnesses or going to the temple in Salt Lake City religion is not God’s Way in the next slide you see came the Tower of Babel the Beast and the final world religion do you remember what happened after Satan deceived Adam and Eve and they fell into sin God provided a way for them to come back do you remember how the Lord killed animals in their place kind of a substitutionary sacrifice clothe them with those animal skins and told them how they could come to an altar so God’s Way was substitution of kind of what we call a substitutionary sacrifice that you came to by faith see that’s the gospel that’s been around since the Garden of Eden God says you need a substitute who dies in your place and you by faith trust him and the first convert that Satan gets to his false plan of religion was Cain and Cain brought the Bible says in chapter 4 the the best of his produce not a substitutionary animal whose blood see it had to be a sacrifice of blood it had to be remember Leviticus 17:11 the life of the flesh is in the blood there had to be the shedding of blood of a life given through sacrificial death and that was God’s plan and so right from creation in the Garden of Eden God said my plan involves you trusting in a substitute and that’s why do you know what the Jewish sacrificial system was the Jewish people were to bring a lamb or a little bull or whatever clean animal that was prescribed in the law to the priest and the priest would take it look at it make sure it was a proper animal and then the priests would hold it while the the person bringing the sacrifice put their hands on the head of that animal and confessed over it their sins what they were doing is they were saying this animal is substituting in my place then the priest killed it and the person was not forgiven because they put their hands on the head or the animal died but what they trusted by faith in the substitute that’s the gospel but from Cain the tower Babel all the way through Satan has had a plan well how did all of that get into the church well right here in Babel the Tower of Babel the the origin of paganism comes in the beginning the organized religion was 24 centuries BC in the plain of Shinar over in what we would call modern day Babylon the first full-time minister Satan was Nimrod he’s mentioned he’s known as wicked and apostate grandson secular history tells us that Nimrod married a woman who’s called simmer analyst I remember the mother son samer amis and Tammuz that comes from right here so we actually the first convert was here but the first organized religion starts right here in Babel and basically this idea of worshiping the pagan false idolatrous religion of Satan’s way instead of God’s Way gets into Israel grows in Israel in fact this next slide shows it it’s in chapter 44 of Jeremiah verses 17 to 19 Semiramis becomes what what Balaam introduces them to worship in Israel becomes the Queen it says in Jeremiah 44 they call simmer amaz the Queen of Heaven and she’s worshipped with little little wafers that talks about in Jeremiah 44 they have a tea on them for Tammuz and they worship her as the one Tammuz is the mother I mean Ashtaroth is the mother and Tammuz is the Sun and the Sun Tammuz was killed mourned rises from the dead and was worshipped and that’s what goes on from the time of Balaam all the way through in Israel’s history till the destruction of Israel and in Jeremiah 44 the words Queen of Heaven are found five times in that book and semer amis is called the Queen of Heaven samer amis was worshipped by the offering of a wafer cake with her son’s name on it she began the forty days of weeping before the feast of celebrating his resurrection which is brought into the church by this paganism merging with the church how did that happen well see the slide revelation to 12 to 17 in Pergamus the ancient mystery religions of Babylon were brought by Julius Caesar you know Julius Caesar the the group first Roman kind of Emperor that was actually martyred because he were murdered because he tried to become the Emperor and then his nephew Octavius became the Emperor he so believed in this mystery religion that he imported it from Babylon to Asia Minor to a shrine that he set up and all of these priests of of Semiramis and Tammuz and of all this pagan mystery religion comes to this city and this city began to follow the ways of bail of mr.
Religion and Jesus condemns MC in verses 12 to 17 the Saints that pergamus had gotten too close to the wickedness of idol worship around them they slowly got comfortable going back to the old haunts of those idols and idolatry is very hard to resist but what what happened next Constantine in 313 ad the Roman Emperor legalized Christianity and what he did is he said Constantine said what we’ll do is we’ll take all of the pagan priests of Rome and merge them with the Church of Christ of Christianity and that’s what became the Roman that’s this part Catholic that’s this part church that’s when paganism through Constantine in 313 ad that’s when the paganism of Rome mother’s son religion 40 days wafers with T’s and all these priests merged together look at the next slide this is the growth of the Roman Catholic Church what we see in Revelation 13 has taken a long time to to take place the early church the the early church that resisted all of this and and was opposed to it merged into the Roman Catholic Church now see this is early church of the book of Acts and the apostle of Jesus Christ the early church morphs into the Roman Catholic Church by Constantine’s 313 merging together of all the pagan priests see Constantine was a politician he says I can’t get rid of all those temples and I can’t get rid of those state-sponsored you know priests of of this summer a Mustafa what I’ll do is I’ll just put you together and make one big religion what happens by 593 ad that’s about 600 600 AD at that time 300 years after Constantine the Roman Catholic Church is full blown and they start the doctrine of purgatory can you see that on the slide it’s really small print then they go into the idea of clergy being you know not able to be married and there there’s the great divorce actually in 1075 and then the Inquisition starts then indulgences begin and then transubstantiation you know transubstantiation is it’s part of this whole wafer thing where the priests would hold up a normal piece of bread and say it through the the offering to the gods in the old days and then in the Roman Catholic Church through the incantation of the the this is my body Hoke s corpus meum it changed normal bread into the body of Christ that’s what happened in the Catholic Church and works not faith was the way to heaven and then we have the Reformation and then from the Reformation we have the evangelical church and the great missions movement and now where are we today we have the whole charismatic and renewal church what do all the early church the Catholic Church the Reformation Church the evangelical Mackerras make what are they all have in common the Bible now look at this this much of Roman Catholicism is absolutely true this much of the Reformation church was based on the Bible this much of the evangelical church and this much of the charismatic church and this much of the early church but all of the iterations that followed have the part that’s not in the Bible what’s Romanism the damnable doctrine of works that you can earn your way what about the Reformation church what we call theological drift which basically is this verse of the Bible verse of the Bible conclusion from that verse verse of the Bible verse the Bible conclusion from that verse now these conclusions are directly anchored to the scripture watch this conclusion from two conclusions his theological drift this doctrine is no longer tied to the scripture it may be true but it’s not scriptural it’s logical and that’s what we come up with in the Reformation church that’s where we get such things as dual predestination they said that God predestined some people to hell in some to heaven have you ever heard that doctrine that is that is very clearly a part of the Reformation Church is that in the Bible do you find that here no but you find it logically here and then what did the was the evangelical church do they got into the problem of traditions over the word what’s one of the clearest ones we call it Invitational ISM that is a real light Invitational ISM is that if you raise your hand or pray a prayer you’re saved no matter whether God does anything to you or not if you did that you’re saved now the Bible says whoever calls the name of the Lord shall be saved but what it says is when God saves you X 26 18 you get a new heart and a new spirit but Invitational ISM which started basically in about 1830 was if you had a good very powerful preacher and he told people to come to the front and they did they thought that by them coming to the front or praying or doing something they got saved and that’s where the church gradually got diluted and then of course the charismatic renewal Church has so much truth in it but their excesses and experience has taken over the word so that’s basically what’s been going on over the history and you can see in these slides the slide away from the scripture but where it gets to is in first Timothy 4:1 Paul says that in the last days many will depart from the faith giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons so Satan’s plan is exposed to get the church away from the scriptures and that’s always the danger and that’s why it’s important to be a Berean Christian to do what it says in in acts 17:11 to search the Scriptures to see whether what you’re being taught is true how did we get from Romanism into all the denominations today that’s what this next slide is on the left the entire chart of the split away that started in AD 3 1-3 when paganism merged but where did it go well on the right you see that’s the denominational tree it starts with Judaism and then Jesus then the one holy New Testament early church then we have starting branches off from there the Armenians the Coptics the Eastern Orthodox the Greek Orthodox then look at the right the radical reformers Hutterite Mennonite Brethren then you see the Lutheran’s the pietistic all today the Baptist General Conference then we see the Reformed Church the Roman Catholic Church in the Anglican Church going their way out of Anglicanism comes the Episcopalian the Assemblies of God the Methodists the holiness movement out of the reformed tradition comes the Quakers the Baptist the Congregationalists Universalist the Unitarians the Presbyterians and the Christian Reformed now this isn’t a church history course but those are the origins but we’re focusing on this and before we go today I want to talk to you about religion in as we see it today it says in Hebrews 9:25 let me read it to you not that he should offer himself often as the high priest enters the most holy place every year with the blood of another there this substitutionary sacrifice he then would have had to suffer often this is talking about Christ since the foundation of the world but now once at the end of the world he has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself what what is the essence of what we believe about salvation it’s that on the cross Jesus Christ died one sacrificial death for all time not to be repeated once for all time that Jesus died on the cross two thousand years ago ad 32 33 he died on that cross once for all time and so all of us now look back at that sacrifice we are in the future looking back all of those that were in this time of of the substitutionary atonement in Genesis being talked about by God look forward to the cross what’s the essence of religion well for Roman Catholicism the center of everything that the Roman Catholic Church is focused on is called the mass what is the mass the mass is the offering of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ through what they call the elevation of the host the wrong Catholic priest takes the the host the bread the picture of the body of Christ and lifts it up and says in Latin Hoke s corpus meum this is my body and by lifting that up and saying those words and lowering it down the Roman Catholic Church teaches that through the doctrine of transubstantiation that that bread becomes the actual body of Christ now Martin Luther broke with that and talked about con substantiation he said Stan she asian boy it’s hard to fit all that in he said that it was like Christ’s presence hovered near the bread but the bread didn’t become his body so Luther consubstantiation con alongside of trance transformed into so Roman Catholicism said that the bread became the body of Christ Luther said the presence of Christ was near it what we believe is that it is a symbol not that that basically it’s still a cracker it’s still an unleavened piece of bread is still matzah bread but it symbolizes the body of Christ but in Mass that’s not what it is it’s a reify sub Christ’s body so next slide there are seven reasons that I’m not a Roman Catholic number one because of the mass mass is wrong because Christ is being offered over and over again secondly because of the inordinately of Mary so the mass is number one why I could never be around Catholic – is Mary Mary the bottom line of Mary as she’s being given the attributes of God people cried a mother Mary as if she can hear them all over the world and not just hear them which would be omniscience but help them which would be omnipotence I was invited to go to a ladies Bible study once there eight ladies around the table they all had their Bibles open they were all Roman Catholic and he said you’re a Bible teacher could you answer a question they say what do you think of our Roman Catholicism ice as well I believe that there are born-again Christians that are within the Roman Catholic Church but I believe Roman Catholic doctrine is wrong and they said what’s wrong with it I said well number one mass this idea of transubstantiation becoming the body of Christ and sacrificing Christ over and over again is absolutely against Scripture number two ascribing to marry the attributes of God is horrible and they couldn’t understand until I said okay if marry is not divine which the Bible said she’s not she was a sinner that need to be forgiven Luke chapter 1 tells us said I said how can Mary hear you when you cry to her in your car when you cry to her at the hospital unless she’s omniscient knows everything I said then how can she help you unless she’s all-powerful and it was interesting that in those eight ladies half of them after we looked at the scriptures looked up at me and went Wow Mary is not omnipotent the other half looked at me and got up and walked out because to them Mary’s the mother of God the co mediate ryx so seven reasons I’m not a Catholic Mass Mary number three traditions the elevating of traditions over the scripture see the Roman Catholic Church their whole tradition of mass and and everything else that is unbiblical they elevate over scripture fourthly so tradition number four our images did you know you can find on the dashboard or on a necklace you know Saint Christopher medal this idea of images the veneration or worship of images the Scriptures tell us God cannot be reduced to physical form he’s not to be worshiped by things we make with our hands number five the false teaching of sacramentalism in other words that that you are baptized as a baby then you’re confirmed and then you go through confessions and penance and Holy Orders and extreme unction all the sacraments are like stair steps to heaven or it’s like wearing an IV that you get a little drop from the church and as long as you keep getting drops from the church you make it to heaven that’s not in the Bible sixthly the the teaching about purgatory is absolutely wrong the idea that Jesus didn’t do enough on the cross and you have to serve time being burned and cleansed in purgatory and finally number seven not only purgatory but the practice of Roman Catholicism tied to paganism purgatory is just one but there’s still so much paganism like what Lent I just showed you Lent is paganism robes vestments beads candles the whole elevation the even the headdress that the Roman Catholic Pope wears comes from pagan Rome not from the Bible one fascinating time in our lives when Bonnie and I served in New England was chronicled what we saw what’s written in acts 19 in acts 19 when Paul was preaching to the Saints in Ephesus it says this in verse 19 and many of those who had practice magic brought their books and burned them right in the sight and counted up the value and it was fifty thousand pieces of silver the pastor that preceded us in Rhode Island where we served at this historic church had taught many of the people that they should have nothing to do with Mass and Marian tradition and images and sacraments and purgatory and paganism and he said some of you still have vestiges of this because you’re a former Roman Catholics when when we started the church I’ll never forget my first Sunday as I was shaking hands every other person would say thank you Father that was such a good message thank you Father and I thought what do you talk about they were talking about like I was the priest okay you know what this pastor did he put this 55-gallon drum by the communion table and he says tonight we’re having communion and I want you to do X 1999 once you go through your house and find all the images and all the rosaries and all of the other holy hardware that you have that materializes spiritual things and I want you to throw them into that can and renounce that and have nothing to do with any of the pagan elements that have merged into Christ Church it was an amazing time that church ended up planting twenty other churches and a revival went throughout that whole state of Rhode Island because people said I do not want anything to do with going my own way with religion it’s deadly it’s doubting God’s plan his authority his word and the Lord blessed bottom line they’re only two choices Jesus said only two destinations as we see in the book of Genesis the one of the greatest pictures of salvation in the book of Genesis is in what we call the Sunday school story of Noah and the what remember remember the Ark that big floating box how many doors went into the ark one door not many religion says there are many doors Christ our only hope says you come to me through one door one way one sacrifice a substitutionary sacrifice for you on the cross and what’s interesting is once you understand that do you remember once knowing his family and the animals got in the ark God closed the door and they didn’t drown they didn’t fall out they weren’t lost there’s only one way to the Lord there’s no other name under heaven whereby we must be saved by the name of Jesus Christ beware of Satan’s two deadliest viruses religion going my own way materialism letting anything be more important than God let’s bow for a closing word of Prayer father I thank you that revelation brings together all of these doctrines that actually begin in your word in Genesis thank you for you Lord Jesus Christ our only hope our substitute who died in our place once and for all and we are not saved by going our own way but by coming through your way believing your truth and by grace having your life I pray that you would guide us through this study to defend and know and understand and proclaim your truth in the name of Jesus we pray and all God’s people said amen [Music]
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