(Editor’s Note: In his new book, “Surrendering Islam,” David Livingstone maintains that, like Judaism and Islam, Christianity has been corrupted by occultism. He says the Apostle Paul abandoned the teachings of Jesus exemplified by the book of Mathew, and replaced it with an esoteric interpretation of the occult idea of the sacrificed god dying for our sins. “As Paul’s cult spread throughout the Christianized world, the Early Church was eclipsed.” (p.25) This article by Will Newman points to some aspects he regards as pagan/occult subversion.)
Christ warned that in the time leading up to his return, the masses would be exploited with false teachings in His name (Mat 24). The same condemnations He made of the hypocritical Pharisees in Matthew 23 can be directed toward modern Christian churches for teachings that are contrary to the scriptures (Mar 7:7, 2Jn 1:9).
The Church is indistinguishable from the pagan priesthood of Babylon. The parallels fill books such as “The Two Babylons” and “The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and his Wife,” ( A. Hislop.) The Catholic Church claims its authority supersedes that of the Bible, as demonstrated by the Pope’s title “Holy Father” (Mat 23:9).
“Vatican” translates to “prophetic serpent.” The Pope wears a fish-shaped hat identical to the Babylonian Priest of Dagon, the fish-god. Cardinals dishonor Christ by covering their heads while praying (1Co 11:4).
Catholics worship the pagan goddess Diana/Athena/Hecate/Semiramis/Ishtar/Isis/Ashtaroth by calling her Mary, “the Queen of Heaven” (Jer 7:18, Luk 11:27-28).
Protestant denominations are quick to condemn the widespread iniquity, idolatry, and scriptural violations of the Catholic Church yet refuse to acknowledge that they are equally guilty (Joh 7:38, Mat 7:4). At least Catholics and modern pagans openly admit their defiance of the bible.
Most Protestants uphold the Catholic tradition of a Sunday Sabbath, in opposition to God’s fourth commandment to worship on the seventh day of the week (Saturday). Sun-day worship of the sun-god (Helios/Apollo/Lucifer) was the custom of pre-Christian Rome.
All Christians celebrate Christmas (Osiris/Nimrod’s birthday, the birth of the sun-god), the modern equivalent of Rome’s Saturnalia (Satan-alia). Witches sacrifice a child at midnight Christmas Eve and leech emotional energy from the Christians’ “holiday spirit.”
The tree is a symbol of Nimrod and forbidden by God (Jer 10:12). Santa, a scrambling of “Satan,” is a false god for children who usurps God’s power to judge sin. (http://www.met.org.za/)
Easter is the astrological fertility celebration of Nimrod’s wife, Ishtar. In pre-Christian times, the cross (“T”) was an idol to represent the virginally-conceived sun-god Tammuz (Eze 8:13-14, Heb 2:16-17).
The cross and the “X” symbols (as in Xmas) both represent the sun and the zodiac, as does the circular communion wafer.
Church architecture is based on pagan fertility symbolism. Steeples are obelisk-shaped (phallic symbols) resting on vaulted naves (female womb). The word Church derives from the goddess Circe who represents the circular moon.
The Pentecostal practice of speaking in indecipherable tongues is forbidden by God (1Co 14).
The Christian churches are guilty of suppressing the only name by which men can be saved (Act 4:12) and of breaking the first commandment by worshiping Jesus (who they claim to be) the Son above the Father. This instead of living like Christ in obedience to the Father’s commandments.
The name of god venerated in churches, Jesus, derives from “Zeus,” the Greek name for the god of lightning–Satan (Luk 10:18). Many Christian ministers (e.g. Billy Graham) and Catholic priests are trained in mind-control and occultism; some intentionally summon the demonic spirit named “Jesus” to fill their churches while falsely calling it the Holy Spirit (The Illuminati…Mind Control Slave, Springmeier, 178).
Christ’s name could not have been Jesus, as the letter “J” did not exist until about 1500 years after His resurrection. It is YASHAYAH, Hebrew for “savior” (Hos 2:16, Act 26:14, Luk 1:47, Mat 21:9). The name YASHAYAH was translated into Greek as “Iesaias” and then to “Iesus” by the Vatican.
The Jewish faction helps obscure the true name of the Son by calling him “Yeshua” in Modern Hebrew. The “oo” sound came via Greek influence and is not found in ancient Hebrew, which had only one neutral vowel sound.
The graven images of Christ found in Christian churches (in violation of the second commandment) are often seen displaying satanic hand gestures. These often display Jesus’ head surrounded with a halo, identical to the solar disk which adorned the pagan sun gods of Rome, Greece, and Babylon.
These Jesus images do not represent Yashayah’s historical appearance. In the early 1500s, Pope Alexander VI employed Leonardo da Vinci to paint his son, Cesare Borgia, as Christ. Even today, when the world pictures Christ, it pictures Cesare Borgia, a man who committed murder, incest, and sodomy (Triptych of Poisoners, Cesare Borgia His Life and Times, Bradford).
This image of Christ has been preserved by both Catholic and Protestant denominations; it was used by Catholic missionaries to enslave the natives of Central/South America and by Protestants as proof to the Negro slaves (Judah) that god was a white man (Wisdom of Solomon 14:8-21).
Christ says that the greatest commandment is to love God and that this is done by keeping his commandments. “He that … keepeth not [God's] commandments, is a liar” (1Jn 2:4, 1Jn 5:3, Mat 22:37, Joh 14:15, Mat 5:17, Joh 5:30, 46, Ex 20:6).
Despite Christ’s words, most churches teach that the Law, including the Ten Commandments, is done away with, effectively teaching that there is no sin (1Jn 3:4). Christ’s sacrifice did not nullify the Law, but rather marked the end of animal sacrifice and the death penalty by giving those who believed on Him the opportunity to repent and receive forgiveness of sins (Rom).
Without Law, one can pursue his own selfish or perverse lusts even through murder, theft, and deceit. Many churches preach the prosperity doctrine, that god wants us to be rich. This god of lawlessness and excess is not the God of the bible; it is the god of the flesh–Satan (Mar 10:25).
By actions, not words, we are to discern good from evil (Mat 7:20, 15:8). Fritz Springmeier reveals that “Magic and witchcraft are…being taught in many Christian churches… human sacrifices are…being done in secret in some well known Christian churches” (Be Wise as Serpents, i4).
Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan converted Christians by explaining that those in a “witchcraft group…practice the same basic philosophy as Christianity” without the guilt (The Satanic Bible, 27). The difference between Christian and Satanic philosophies is that Satanists admit that their actions please Satan and anger God.
There is no separation of Church and state; political agendas are pushed from the pulpit. Preachers cannot speak about the Illuminati, the NWO, human micro-chipping, or question the Jewish people as the biblical Israelites without losing their 501(c)3 non-profit tax status.
Preachers do not teach the truth for fear that they might lose members who want sermons to make them feel good even if through lies (Isa 30:10). As a result, many Christians will peacefully march off to FEMA camps while they are waiting to be “raptured” before the tribulation (another false teaching).
Christ told his people to repent and forsake their sinful ways (Mat 9:13). He did not command them to form a religion in his name or to build a multi-million dollar church while the poor slept on the stoop. We are to love Christ by caring for the poor and fatherless, by obeying His Law, by eschewing evil, and by worshiping His Father in spirit and in truth (Joh 4:24).