"666" - The Mark Of The Beast!
Now that’s just a sample of what you’ll find on the Web at “The Cross Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Ministries” (http://www.crossministries.net/index.htm). And even though most Christians would tend to look at this Cross Ministries “theme park” with reverential awe, please allow me to reveal God’s Truth concerning the demonic powers behind it. Because you see the following Scripture is what God Almighty says the Cross Ministries is all about:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:11-18 KJV)
So, how can that be??? I mean how in the world can Cross Ministries – a radically religious roadside park – be involved with, or have anything to do with, the dark and deadly dynamic trio of “Revelation 13”? I mean, after all, it’s only through the combined efforts of these three – Satan, the Antichrist, and his false prophet – that millions will be seduced into damming their souls to an everlasting fiery torment in the burning fires of Hell by taking the mark of the beast.
So, how can that be??? Well, please allow me to explain. Because to your immediate left is the cover of a Chick Publication (http://www.chick.com) entitled “The Force” which reveals “the spirit” behind the Roman Catholic Church. In fact the following is an overview of the information presented in this Crusader comic book through the combined efforts of Dr. Alberto Rivera (an ex-Jesuit priest) and Jack T. Chick:
“Satan has tricked almost everyone into believing that the Roman Catholic Institution is Christian. We found that their ‘Jesus’ is Tammuz, their ‘Mary’ is Semiramis, the pope is an anti-christ, their ‘Host’ was stolen from the Egyptians and represents the Sun God and the Catholic Crucifix is the heart of the occult. The Bible tells us this system is the habitation of devils.” (Read “The Force” on the Web at http://www.fmh-child.org/Force.html.)
So with “The Force” in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Cross Ministries and their “Roman Catholic” roadside park. Because you see what we’re going to find is quite a few bronze sculptures and wooden crosses that allegedly depict the “journey of Jesus to the Cross”. In fact the two pictures on the left shows stations #1, #2, #3, and #12 of the Cross Ministries’ “thirteen (13) stations of the Cross” listed below:
1.) Jesus is condemned to death
2.) Jesus carries His cross
3.) Jesus falls the first time*
4.) Jesus meets his mother*
5.) Simon helps Jesus
6.) Veronica wipes the face of Jesus*
7.) Jesus falls the second time*
8.) Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem
9.) Jesus falls the third time*
10.) Jesus is stripped of His garments
11.) Jesus is nailed to the cross
12.) Jesus is crucified and dies on the cross
13.) Jesus is taken down from the cross
Now ain’t that holy? Well, I don’t think so! Because you see five (5) of those thirteen (13) stations (noted with an asterisk *) aren’t even Scriptural – the Roman Catholic Church made them up! They call it “tradition”, but the Almighty calls it a lie! And you see it’s this same Roman Catholic “deception” in the “stations of the cross” that’s designed to draw their faithful followers deeper into the darkness of the occult and further away from a true saving relationship with Jesus Christ. So having said that, please allow me to explain.
In The Catholic Encyclopedia (1912 edition), volume XV, we find the following very helpful information listed under the heading of “Way of the Cross”:
(Also called Stations of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa). These names are used to signify either a series of pictures or tableaux representing certain scenes in the Passion of Christ, each corresponding to a particular incident, or the special form of devotion connected with such representations. Taken in the former sense, the Stations may be of stone, wood, or metal, sculptured or carved, or they may be merely paintings or engravings. The object of the Stations [fourteen are now prescribed by authority] is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death [tradition asserts that the Blessed Virgin used to visit daily the scenes of Christ's Passion], and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. The erection of the Stations in churches did not become at all common until towards the end of the seventeenth century, and the popularity of the practice seems to have been chiefly due to the indulgences attached. It is agreed that all that have ever been granted to the faithful for visiting the holy places in person can now be gained by making the Via Crucis in any church where the Stations have been erected in due form, but the Instructions of the Sacred Congregation, approved by Clement XII in 1731, prohibit priests and others from specifying what or how many indulgences may be gained. In 1773 Clement XIV attached the same indulgence, under certain conditions, to crucifixes duly blessed for the purpose, for the use of the sick, those at sea or in prison, and others lawfully hindered from making the Stations in a church. The conditions are that, whilst holding the crucifix in their hands, they must say the "Pater" and "Ave" fourteen times, then the "Pater", "Ave", and "Gloria" five times, and the same again once each for the pope's intentions. If one person hold the crucifix, a number present may gain the indulgences provided the other conditions are fulfilled by all. Such crucifixes cannot be sold, lent, or given away, without losing the indulgence. In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ's injunction to take up our cross and follow Him. A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. (The Catholic Encyclopedia)
So what do you think about that “hoodoo-voodoo”? We’ll, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Roman Catholic Church calls it “tradition”, but the Almighty calls it a lie…and it’s a lie straight from the pit of Hell! In fact while we’re on the subject of Hell, let’s take a closer look at how these “stations of the cross” are suppose to keep the Roman Catholic “faithful” out of the flames through their acts of “indulgence”:
Indulgence - In the Romish church, remission of the punishment due to sins, granted by the pope or church, and supposed to save the sinner from purgatory; absolution from the censures of the church and from all transgressions. (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
Purgatory - Among catholics, a supposed place or state after death, in which the souls of persons are purified, or in which they expiate such offenses committed in this life, as do not merit eternal damnation. After this purgation from the impurities of sin, the souls are supposed to be received into heaven. (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
Now, as can see from his word definitions, Brother Webster wasn’t no dummy. I mean he didn’t get sucked into the Catholic traditions of the “Romish” Church. He, for one, saw through their smokescreens. Because letting the Truth be know, the Catholic “purgatory” is actually the place called “Hell” where all the “faithful” will go who’ve trusted in their Roman Catholic Church to get them into Heaven. And, of course, the Word of God makes it abundantly clear that once you’re in there’s no way out. Hell has no exists! In fact when you take it on down to the bottom line, the “indulgences” that the “faithful” perform as a means of escaping “purgatory” will, in all actuality, only make their Hell that much hotter. For real! You see…
Indulgences are nothing short of “witchcraft”!
And, having said that, please allow me to expound upon it with the following quote from The Catholic Encyclopedia: “The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death…It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn…there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ's injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.”
So did you get the picture? Well let me help you out. You see in order for a good Catholic to “take up the cross and follow Jesus” they must go back to that place in time when Jesus carried His cross. And it’s through these “stations of the cross” in Groom, Texas, that a good Catholic can “pray and meditate” their way over to the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion. It’s called “spirit travel”, and Anne Catherine Emmerich was really good at it. In fact Anne Catherine Emmerich was actually the original script writer for The Passion Of The Christ movie. It was through her book – The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ – that Mel Gibson was able to make the “stations of the cross” come alive on the big screen. And to give you just a few more of the witchy details, the following excerpt was taken from “The Roman Catholic Curse In The Passion Of The Christ” (http://www.fmh-child.org/S4.25.04.html):
A few years ago, as Mel Gibson was rediscovering and renewing his Catholic faith, he purchased a library from a closed nunnery containing hundreds of books. Mel claims that as he was reaching for a book on the library shelf a supernatural intervention caused another book to "miraculously" drop into his hands. And that "miracle" book - not the Bible, not the Gospel - was the inspiration of Mel Gibson's "The Passion Of The Christ". The book was "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Meditations of Anne Catherine Emmerich" and Gibson claims that just like "magic" this book opened up a whole new world. "'Amazing images,' he said. 'She supplied me with stuff I never would have thought of".
So just who is this Anne Catherine Emmerich, the mysterious script writer of The Passion? Anne Catherine Emmerich was a famous, mystic, Catholic Nun who possessed some very unusual abilities. Anne was born on the feast of the Virgin Mary's own nativity: September 8, 1774 in Westphalia, Germany. She became a nun of the Augustinian Order at Dulmen.
Emmerich began having supernatural visions very early in her life. By the age of four she prayed for three hours a day while being physically visited by her guardian angel. Even at that early age people around her described a "mysterious power that emanated from her."
Emmerich was found frequently practicing the occult art of levitation. Many times when she entered a room, she was clearly seen levitating above the ground. She also practiced the occult art of astral projection, claiming to "bilocate" to various places. Astral Projection is the "physic ability" when the soul leaves the physical body and travels beyond space and time. During her mystic astral projections, she claims to have watched the actual execution of King Louis XVI, and visited Marie Antoinette, queen of France, in prison. Some times these astral projection trips actually took her into purgatory to view the tortured souls. Of course, the Bible does not teach purgatory. Emmerich experienced about every satanic supernatural and occult practices known.
Emmerich also bore the actual, physical wounds of Jesus Christ, called the Catholic mystic stigmata, where the wounds of Christ supernaturally appear on the hands, feet and head. According to supposedly verified medical reports, her supernatural stigmata wounds were half an inch in size and found in her hands, feet, side, head and bled profusely, especially on Fridays (the Catholic's erroneous day of the crucifixion). At times the blood flowed so heavy from the supernatural stigmata wounds, it would completely soak the bandages and freely flow on the ground. According to various sources, this was all verified by medical doctors. One physician who examined Emmerich said, "There can be no question of imposture in this case. The wounds speak for themselves, at least to a man of science. To ascribe them to natural causes such as imagination, induction, analogy, or similar causes, is simply impossible."
According to her biographers, during the last 12 years of Anne's life she ate no food except the bread and wine of the Holy Eucharist. In other words, she supposedly lived for over 12 years on nothing but the Catholic Eucharist or Mass. To put it bluntly, Anne Catherine Emmerich was a very spiritually disturbed lady.
Emmerich experienced common occurrences of supernatural visions. During these visions she claims to have "seen" the creation of Heaven, the fall of the angels, the creation of the earth, paradise and many other such scenes. During these demonic visions she also claims to have "seen" the actual crucifixion of Jesus Christ take place. Anne wrote a book titled, The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ from these visions. And according to Mel Gibson, these demonic crucifixion visions, called the Dolorous Passion, became the "supernatural imposed" script and inspiration for The Passion - not the Gospels. This was the book that "supernaturally" fell into his hands that became the script and inspiration for The Passion Of The Christ.
So…Anne Catherine Emmerich was a very good Catholic because she experienced almost every satanic “supernatural and occult” practice that the Devil has to offer! It’s called “The Force!” It’s the power behind the Roman Catholic Church, and his name is Satan!
Now to help you understand how all this “hoodoo-voodoo” stuff takes place through the “stations of the cross”, let’s take a close look at the photo on the left: “God’s Ten Commandments”. You see this is just another one of the items on display at the Cross Ministries roadside theme park in Groom, Texas, and, without a doubt, it’s “Roman Catholic” to the core.
So how do I know? Well, it’s very easy! God’s “real” Ten Commandments has five (5) commandments on each tablet, whereas the Roman Catholic “perverted” version is divided into three (3) and seven (7). It’s a dead give away. But what’s even more important is that they’ve actually changed two (2) of the ten (10) commandments. You see in order to make God’s 2nd commandment less obvious – “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” – they’ve kind-a like made it a part of the 1st commandment – “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. And in order to make up for the missing 2nd commandment they’ve actually split the 10th commandment into two (2). (See “Roman Catholicism And The Idol” [http://www.fmh-child.org/S6.24.07.html] for more on the subject.)
Now the question is, “Why in the round world would the Roman Catholic Church go to all that trouble to dumb-down God’s 2nd commandment of ‘no idols’?”
Well, the answer to that one is easy…and it has everything to do with the multitude of idols stationed at the demonized roadside park called Cross Ministries. In fact we’ve already been there and done that in “The Demons Of Cristo Rey And El Paso, Texas” (http://www.fmh-child.org/S1.25.04.html), so here’s a small sampling of what we had to say:
I mean regardless of what the Roman Catholic Church might say, the fact still remains that God Almighty is still God! And He says that whenever a person or group of people pray long enough and hard enough to a lifeless statue (idol), strange things will start to happen through that same statue (idol), and it's definitely not because of the Power of God working through it!
In fact in his book "Biblical Demonology" Merrill F. Unger writes the following concerning Psalm 96:5 and the original Hebrew word "'ellim" that the word "idols" was translated from: "This is the classic passage identifying demons with idols, and suggesting demonism as the dynamic of idolatry. Hebrew 'ellim, the plural of the adjective meaning 'of naught, empty, vain' shows plainly the idols are 'mere nothing' non-realities. The demons behind them are the real existences."
So you see even though the Catholic Church might profess that images are only tools to "honor Jesus, His mother, and the saints", the resulting supernatural manifestations that actually take place through these same statues (idols) are not through the Power of God Almighty! It's what's commonly called "demon worship" - promoted by the Roman Catholic Church I might add - and the resulting signs and wonders that follow are only made possible through the demonic spirits empowered by the worship of people.
So do you get the picture? Can you “see” all those hideous looking demons crouched behind the “stations of the cross” receiving the prayers of the “faithful” to the bronze figures? The Force! I mean do you now understand why the Roman Catholic Church must have the idols in order to do their witchcraft? The Roman Catholic Church is absolutely and positively demonic through and through!
And having said all that, let me now give you a glimpse of the Cross Ministries’ Holy Bible. Because on the home page of their Web site (http://www.crossministries.net/index.htm) you’ll find a “Holy Bible” link at the bottom (http://www.drbo.org) that will take you to an online reading of the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible, which, might I add, is one more perverted version of God’s Holy Word .
But that ain’t all! Because not only can you read the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible online but also bunches of other Catholic stuff as well:
Additional Reading: Introduction; Preface 1989 Edition; Catechism of the Bible; The Church or the Bible; The One True Church; The Church & Her Enemies; Against The Reformers; Dr David White's Conversion; Pope Leo's Encyclical; Latin Mass Locations; Christian Modesty.
Devotions: Sacred Heart of Jesus; Immaculate Heart of Mary; The Rosary.
And, just to give you a small sampling of that other stuff, under “The One True Church” heading we find the following Catholic propaganda:
The Only Church That Christ Established Is The Catholic Church. "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be condemned." [Mark 16:16].
So how do you like them “rotten apples”? I mean, let’s get real! Letting the truth be known, it should read like this:
The Only Church That Satan Established Is The Catholic Church.
Amen and amen!!!
But that ain’t all! In fact here’s a very small sample of what can be found under their heading of “The Church & Her Enemies”:
…But there are other reasons still, why Protestants cannot be saved. Jesus Christ says: "Except you eat the Flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you shall not have life in you." (John 6: 54.) Now, Protestants do not receive the Body of Our Lord, because their ministers are not priests, and consequently have no power from Jesus Christ to say Mass, in which, by the words of consecration, bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ. It follows, then, clearly that they will not enter into life everlasting, and deservedly so, because they abolished the holy Sacrifice of the Mass; and by abolishing that great Sacrifice they robbed God the Father of the infinite honour which Jesus Christ renders Him therein, and themselves of all the blessings which Jesus Christ bestows upon those who assist at this holy Sacrifice with faith and devotion: "Wherefore the sin of the young men (the sons of Heli) was exceeding great before the Lord, because they withdrew men from the sacrifice of the Lord." (1 Kings 2:17.) Now, God the Father cannot admit into Heaven these robbers of His infinite honour; because if those are damned who steal the temporal goods of their neighbour, how much more will those be damned who deprive God of His infinite honour, and their fellow-men of the infinite spiritual blessings of the Mass!
Now did you get that? The Roman Catholic Church says that Protestants – those who protest the Roman Catholic Satanic Church – cannot be saved because they don’t “eat the flesh” and “drink the blood” of the Roman Catholic priests’ freshly “sacrificed” Jesus. Talk about satanic! And of course that’s one very good reason we wrote a series of messages on this abominable practice entitled “Vampires In The Church”. Check it out at http://www.fmh-child.org/S3.15.98.html!
And there you have it; the Truth about the Cross Ministries and their little roadside theme park. How very deceptive can Satan be! In fact it was right about the time the Lord gave me the Scripture and title for this expose – “Revelation 13” and “666 The Mark Of The Beast” – that it all started to make sense. Because, you see, soon and very soon the Antichrist of the Roman Catholic Church will take control of the world and demand his mark be taken by all. So what better place for the traveling masses to get their mark than a convenient Interstate roadside park?
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