by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, TSJ, TSB
What is the requirement for being a cult?
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, ISBN 0-395-20360-0, 1969-1976, p321.
Cult (kult) n. 1. A system or community of religious worship and ritual, especially one focusing upon a single deity or spirit. 2a. Obsessive devotion or veneration for a person, principle, or ideal. 2b. An exclusive group of persons, sharing an esoteric (mysterious or secret) interest.
It is upon the latter two definitions that I will build my case, as definition number one is somewhat ambiguous, and quite frankly may even be applied to Judaism, and Islam. As a matter of fact, it appears from the Christian biased definition that only polytheistic religions do not qualify as a cult.
One thing is for sure: Since all TSN members are autonomous, do not tithe, and freely choose to associate with one another, it is legally impossible to attach the "Cult label" to any TSN, TSB or TSJ member or leader. We do not want your money or your worship, and we have no desire or plan to control anyone. Moreover, our beliefs are plainly posted on all Sabbatarian Network websites, so there is absolutely nothing mysterious about our faith. However, we do believe in ONE Creative Power of The Universe, just exactly the same as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, King David, and any messiah (Yahshua or Moses) believed in, namely YHVH. "Hear O'Yisreal, YHVH is ONE (not two or three in one).
True Faith in Messiah Y'Shua is supposed to be exoteric (no secret inner circle), which means that a True Believer has motivations that are overt (not hidden), but a Religious Cult has motivations that are esoteric (covert, hidden or secret). Additionally, no True Believer or their organization would break YHVH's Righteous Laws of Love, which are summed up in The Ten Commandments (of Love). True Believers have repented of their sins (Self-centeredness) and are honest, forgiving, caring, sharing, and loving people who desire obedience to YHVH. Whose beliefs and motives are not only overt, but are not forced on anyone. They merely plant the seeds of faith, encourage those who receive the seeds of faith, and pray that the seeds grow. True Believers understand that it is YHVH (The Self-existence ONE) Himself who chooses (appoints) His children and not anyone or anything else. So with these things in mind, let us examine the one church that claims to be the source of the Universal Roman Christian faith (which, regardless of their claims, is a pagan faith). The one church whose name (according to the media) is synonymous with christianity (a religion of deception and the Anti-Messiah). The one church who claims to descend from the Apostle Peter himself. Let us examine The Roman Universal (catholic) church, not so much those that attend the church, but those who control it, controlled it, and were controlled by it. Let us examine their motives, their changes, and their alliances. After all, True Believers would never make alliances with evil (unrighteousness), their motives would be dictated by a loving Spirit, and their changes would be toward righteousness and not away from it! Another good reason to monitor the changes in a church's doctrines is to discover its' true character, as to whether its' motives are overt or covert. This can be best observed by paying careful attention to their method or methods of change, and the ultimate direction of those changes. For example, suppose your church told you that they had the authority to change YHVH's Laws (a definite lie), and after a period of time this lie was accepted as truth, then accepting this lie as truth would open the door for more changes, more lies, and more movement away from righteousness towards evil. Do not be deceived, YHVH's Laws and Commandments were and are perfect as stated in the original Holy Scriptures (Tanakh). Any changes, whatsoever, are indicative of a lack of faith and understanding on the part of those that make changes. YHVH is perfect and His Word (Scripture), as originally given, is perfect! It is the natural man that must change into "The Image of YHVH," in order to become a True Believer, and not YHVH or His Word that must be changed into the image of natural man.
Did it ever occur to you, as to why YHVH's original "Ten Commandments" were "Written in Stone?" They could have been written on papyrus, in Moses' heart, carved in wood or spoken out loud to "The Children of Israel" from a cloud by day or a flame by night; but YHVH chose Stone to symbolically signify the unchanging qualities of His Everlasting Word. This is the same as referring to The Messiah as "The Rock" or "The Corner Stone." As "Solid as a Rock" means stable and not subject to change!
So, if you are in agreement with me so far, continue reading, as I will use the above stated criteria as the standards of measure.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights (Righteousness), with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
The History and Practices of the Universal Roman church
and her Christian daughter Protestant Churches
( a brief history)
Standard Number One: Commandment Nine, "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness," and Commandment Six, "Thou Shalt Not Murder." According to Hebrews 4:12, This not only includes actual murder, but the desire to murder or have murdered. In other words, a person or a Church (group of people) can have murder committed for them, and they don't actually have to get their hands bloody. All they have to do is desire for a murder to occur (murder is the "Intent of Their Hearts")!
The written history of the "Inquisition" is specific in its' details; and some of those details are as follows:
The Inquisition was a medieval Roman catholic (<= lower case "c") church court instituted to seek out and prosecute heretics (heretics, by catholic definition, were almost always Sabbath Keeping Sabbatarians and Jews). The Church worked in conjunction with the military powers of the land (Kings & Queens) to accomplish their misdeeds. Papal documents as well as the Second, Third, and Fourth Lateran councils (1139, 1179, 1215) prescribed imprisonment (with torture), and confiscation of property as punishment for heresy and threatened to excommunicate princes (Kings & Queens) who failed to punish heretics. They were notoriously harsh, and their procedures resulted in unbelievable tortures, most often resulting in excruciating death; "The Crusaders" were the soldiers used by the inquisition to round up the so called Sabbatarian heretics. The Sabbatarians (Any and All Seventh Day Sabbath Keepers) were burned at the stake, buried alive, had their feet burned off, and were hacked into pieces by the Crusaders. The Inquisition was defended during the Middle Ages by appeal to biblical practices and to the Universal Roman church father (the "So Called") saint Augustine (354-430AD.), who chose to interpret Luke 14:23 as endorsing the use of physical force against so called heretics.
Luke 14:23 (a physical to Spiritual parallel or anthropomorphism)
23 The lord said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my (Spiritual) house may (ultimately) be filled.
Note: The word Compel, as used in Luke cannot go against YHVH's Righteous Laws of Love. Therefore, the wicked saint Augustine used physical force, when Matthew intended for them to use Moral argument to convince people to come into G-d's house. A True Saint would have known this, but a True Power Hungry Heretic would not care. So here we have an example of a True Heretic (saint Augustine) pretending to be a Saint, and torturing True Saints (Sabbath Keepers) and calling them heretics. One last thought on this standard: Sabbatarians, as a group, never murdered, tortured or persecuted anyone; but, whenever they try to make the Truth Known, they are quickly called "catholic Bashers." What will YHVH be called, when He destroys the True Heretical catholic-christians (Christopagans) from off the face of the Earth?
King Louis IX of France (1229 AD) called Sabbath Keepers heretics.
catholic canon (Law) #3 (1229 AD) (The Council of Toulouse) Quote: The Lords of the different districts shall search the villas and woods for the hiding places of the Sabbath Keeping heretics.
Standard Number Two: Commandment Four, "Keep The Seventh Day Sabbath Holy." True Believing Sabbatarian Congregations are Overt and not Covert. Why? Mainly, because True Believers have nothing to hide, they are not deceptive, use secret codes or hide behind clever semantics. Additionally, True Believers are humble and obedient to the Words of YHVH. True Believers are not heretics, who at first pretend to be True Believers, and then over a period of time change their beliefs. The Seventh Day Sabbath was observed as a Holy Day of Convocation, even by the Roman catholic church, and it wasn't until the catholic church imagined that they had the power to change the Laws of YHVH that those "In Power" re-invented "The Lord's Day," and started enforcing Sunday as their "Day of Rest." Revelation 1:10, Acts 2:20, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Thess. 5:2, and 2 Peter 3:10 are the only places in the Bible that the "Lord's Day" is even mentioned, and those who are Spiritually enlightened know that this is always referring to the (future) Day of "The First Resurrection" when "The Last Trumpet" will sound, and the kingdoms of this Earth become the kingdom(s) of The Son(s) of YHVH.
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet
So when and how did the Universal Roman-Christian (Christopagan) church begin to reveal its' true identity? History records that the Roman catholic-Christian church began to show her true colors about the late third or early fourth century.
However, the Roman catholic-Christian church in Scotland remained loyal to The Saturday Sabbath well into the tenth century, according to: "Adamnan Life of St. Columbs" 1874, p.96 by W.T. Skene; "History of The catholic church in Scotland," Vol. 1, p.86, by Bellesheim (a catholic Historian); "The Rise of The Mediaeval Church," p.237, by Flick; "History of Scotland From The Roman occupation," Vol. 1, p.96, by Andrew Lang; and "Celtic Scotland" Vol. 2, pp.330-349.
The Seventh Day Sabbath prevailed in the catholic church in Wales until 1115AD. when St. David's Cathedral seated its very first Roman catholic indoctrinated bishop.
Roman catholic canon (Law) #26 (305 AD) of The Council of Elvira, Spain, reveals that the church in Spain observed the Seventh Day Sabbath, but were at odds with the church in Rome, because the Rome church had already imposed a Sabbath Fasting Period (to make the True Sabbath unpopular with the masses).
catholic canon (Law) #16: On Saturday the Gospels and Scripture shall be read aloud.
catholic canon (Law) #29: catholic-Christians shall not JUDAIZE (a Jew Hater statement) and be idle on the Sabbath, but shall work on that day, but shall not work on the (re-invented) "Lord's Day."
Pope Sylvester (314-335AD.) was the first to order that the catholic church "Fast" (go hungry and thirsty) each and every Sabbath (Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset). This was a major change in the Sabbath (and not according to Holy Scripture), and was done to make the Sabbath less appealing than Sunday. Of course, this only psychologically affected the members of The catholic church, as True Believers (Sabbatarians) continued to keep the True Sabbath according to G-d's Word.
Pope Innocent (402-417) made fasting on The Sabbath a binding law for all in subjugation (psychological and legal slavery) to the catholic church.
Pope Gregory I (590-604 AD.), according to epistles #1 and #B 13:1, called all those within the catholic church who forbid working on the Saturday Sabbath, "Antichrists."
catholic canon (Law) #13: "Council of Friaul," Italy, 791AD., Sunday, the so called "Lord's Day," became a commanded observance (purely CULT tactics).
Standard Number Three: Commandment One (Exodus 20:3) "You shall have no other gods before me." And Commandment Two (Exodus 20:4), "You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:"
Here we find that the Roman catholic-Christian (Christopagan) church has been both Overt and Covert. They overtly worship, maintain, make, and sell for profit idols (medallions) which they call Saints, but they covertly worship pagan deities using clever semantics (word substitutions), abbreviations, and symbols; that were well known and understood prior to the physical birth of the Messiah to be representative of pagan gods and goddesses. By using clever semantics and by calling a pagan temple a museum, the catholic church has maintained the statues of pagan gods and goddesses. Click here and then here to see the pagan Sun god Apollo in the Vatican temple. This is in direct violation of the word of YHVH, who expressly ordered that idols and pagan places of worship be destroyed (Numbers 33:52; Deuteronomy 7:24-25 & 12:2-3).
The very fact that they overtly worship idols is enough, all by itself, to clue in even the most ignorant of Gospel Seekers that they are not obedient lovers of YHVH or True Believers; but to add to this overt disobedience, the covert disobedience of the First Commandment, and then call (using word substitutions / semantics) pagan gods and goddesses by the Name of Jesus and Mary in order to hide the covert element is appalling. However, even more appalling is the fact that Jesus (a Greek name) and Mary were not the Hebrew names of The True Messiah or his mother (Miryam). Jesus (who never actually existed) is in fact a derivation of Iesous which is the surname of the pagan god Zeus (or son of Zeus), and Mary's real name was Miryam. Did the Anti-Hebrew (Anti-Messiah and anti-Semitic) catholics hate the Jew so much that they couldn't even keep Messiah Y'Shua's real name? Yes! Did the catholics (universal pagan church) love their Sun god so much that they covertly hid the truth behind false names (Jesus / IHS), the abbreviation "IHS" (Iesous), and images of the sun. Images that they overtly displayed as the "Eucharist" (body of IHS), which the Roman catholic-Christians, Episcopalians, Lutherans and others consume at communion without breaking bread; in direct opposition to the breaking of bread that was taught by The Messiah himself (Matthew 26:26; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19;Act2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 10:14-17; and 1 Corinthians 11:24). Yes! These churches actually forbid that a broken "Eucharist" be placed into the mouth. I am not making this up, I've attended both Roman catholic, Episcopalian, and Lutheran churches (catholic and Protestant or Mother and Daughter religions). Don't misunderstand me, I am writing to you as an EX-Christopagan myself; I wasn't born a Sabbatarian, I became a Sabbatarian and one of the Spiritual Seed of Abraham, but I had to come out of Babylon (False Religion) to do it. Since I was able to do it, I know that anyone with a True Love for YHVH and YHVH's Righteousness can also do it!
1 Corinthians 10:14-17 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a communion of the blood of Messiah? The bread which we break, isn't it a communion of the body of Messiah? Seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body; for we all partake of the one bread (of Life).
Acts 2:41-42 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized. There were added that day about three thousand souls. They continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer.
1 Corinthians 11:24-27 When he (Messiah Y'Shua) had given thanks, he broke it (bread) , and said, "Take, eat. This is my body, which is broken for you. Do this in memory of me;"(not Xmas or Ishtar/Easter). For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Therefore, whoever (The catholic church, etc.) eats this bread or drinks the Lord's cup in an unworthy manner, will be guilty of the body and the blood of Messiah (The Passover Lamb of YHVH).
For more proof of pagan influence click here.
Standard Number Four: True Believers Repent of their sins. The Roman catholic-Christian church has had almost two thousand years to repent of their sins, and the best that they could do so far was admit their guilt in the deaths of countless Jews (Inquisitions and holocaust), but have gladly omitted their murder of countless True Believing Sabbatarians. Why would they omit the True Believing Sabbatarians? Because they would have to admit to themselves and the world that they are not True Believers, but Anti-Messiah, as well as, Anti-Jew, and Anti-Semitic. Click here for further proof. See "The Anti-Messiah" Video.
Conclusion: I could continue for days on this subject, but I doubt that very many people would take the time to read it all. Kind of like owning a Bible, which you don't even read. Did you know that having a Bible is a privilege, that not many people have had through the centuries.
Roman catholic canon Law #14 (of the thirteenth century in France) "Lay members are not allowed to possess the books of the Old or the New Testaments."
Now why would a so called Christian church prohibit their members from having access to the word of YHVH? Could it be because ignorant members are easier for cults to lie to and control, and because control is power, and power relates to profit and vanity? Yes! But more importantly, it relates to "The Will of Human Nature (Satan)."
My friends, this Roman Beast Government sponsored church and its' christopagan harlot daughter churches have not only failed to represent the True Children of YHVH, but have murdered them. Has this church group changed its' spots or truly repented of their sins? No! For even now they are trying to regroup and regain the powers that they once had. Have you not heard of Ecumenism? If not click here. The Roman catholic church is a threat to all True Sabbatarian Believers everywhere. Will we wait in disbelief as the Jews did in World War II? I pray not!
Finally, can any True Believer, follow any of the holiday traditions or ritual practices belonging to or coming out of The Roman catholic church? Absolutely Not! Why? Because this church is the original "Cult Church" and The Mother of Christian (Christopagan) Spiritual harlots as mentioned in Revelation 17:4-6. They have perverted every Holy Tradition of YHVH, mistranslated scripture, replaced YHVH's Weekly Sabbath with Sunday and YHVH's Annual Sabbath Holy Days with pagan holidays (Xmas & Easter/Ishtar, etc...), suppressed the study of scripture, murdered True Believers and Jews, assisted Hitler in World War II, perverted the "Breaking of Unleavened Bread" at Passover to the unbroken Sun Wafer of the "Eucharist" at Ishtar/Easter Time and other non-Holy days, and the list goes on. How can any brain conscious human being ever place even an ounce of faith in this perverted religious system.
4 The woman (spiritual harlot / false church) was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of (Spiritual) abominations (read Ezekiel & Jeremiah), even the unclean things of her (Spiritual) sexual immorality (with pagan gods and goddesses),
5 and on her forehead a name written, "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE (Spiritual) PROSTITUTES (Christianity & others) AND OF THE (Spiritual) ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
6 I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the (TRUE) saints (Sabbatarians), and with the blood of the martyrs of Y'Shua (The TRUE Messiah). When I saw her, I wondered with great amazement.
NOTE: This woman is Spiritual Babylon, which was pure paganism (false religions) prior to The Messiah, but was covertly transferred to The Roman catholic church (Mother of Christianity) even before The Messiah's Sacrifice.
Little Children Call No Man "Father!"
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