With the Pandamec looming and no one acting as a protection against God’s wrath I felt we needed to revisit this one. Let his people come and remove the stumbling blocks that blind the Jewish people, you anti-semites.
The name implies that the original apostles were in attendance or in some way placed their seal of approval on it.
The tenants it states are true, but change a word or add a line and make what was evil look holy. Gay once meant that one was joyful or happy. Now adorn our gay apparel, fa, la, la. La, la, la.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of the saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Catholic may mean universal but that is not what is driving it and it was not God behind the wheel steering it.
This creed is written late third century and all the original followers of Christ had been martyred or went on to take their place in their mansions. Apostolic succession gets severed in Rome as the Pontificate Maximus words it in a way that ensures his place in the world. Once Ceaser was worshiped as a God by true Roman citizens, to not was to forfeit your life in many cases.
From the wiki on the imperial cult.
The Imperial cult was inseparable from that of Rome’s official deities, whose cult was essential to Rome’s survival and whose neglect was therefore treasonous. Traditional cult was a focus of Imperial revivalist legislation under Decius and Diocletian. Christian apologists and martyrologists saw the cult of the Emperor as a particularly offensive instrument of pagan impiety and persecution. It therefore became a focus of theological and political debate during the ascendancy of Christianity under Constantine I. The emperor Julian failed to reverse the declining support for Rome’s official religious practices: Theodosius I adopted Christianity as Rome’s state religion. Rome’s traditional gods and Imperial cult were officially abandoned.
Personal note : I beg to differ.
Back to wiki~
However, many of the rites, practices and status distinctions that characterized the cult to emperors were perpetuated in the theology and politics of the Christianized Empire.
What’s that about the root of a tree being corrupt???
Rome had taken Christianity under its wing and chose to carry God’s name to the world but not HIS truth or character. Thus breaking the third commandment. Rome never truly repented or recanted of their pagan beliefs so they use HIS name in vain. How dare slaves claim to know God when they are slaves and we are emperors and kings???
That was the mindset of the day.
What gives them away as not knowing God is that the original Apostle Peter reveals that we are a Royal Priesthood a Holy Nation and one can not claim to be above another in the Kingdom unless you know for sure God has made it so.
Jesus deliberately made sure the priesthood ended and was scattered by our enemy in order to expose him at the end of the age for all to see under the umbrella of it being back.
The mock Levitical priesthood was not ordained by God but by a false apostolic succession that clearly denies Christ’s finished work on the cross.
Their outward works state the Son of God did not come or that Jesus was the very Son of God, at least not someone we need to listen too. Am I right holy fathers and subordinate fathers?
Down with priests who make us the devil’s slaves and up with Jesus and HIS elect that set us free.