Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Am Still Here or the Heresy of the Rapture

I Am Still Here or the Heresy of the Rapture

Once more, another prediction by a "Bible Believing" protestant about the end of the world has come and gone and the 1840s heresy and fantasy of the Rapture has not passed as it never will.

For almost two hundred years, the ever more heretical branches of the protestant heresy, itself diverging, as the only logical end results, of the Papal heresy that led to the Great Schism of 1056AD, sundering the One True Church, has made a mockery of Christianity.

The Rapture fantasy, where all the holy of holiest protestants (which of the 60,000+ branches that includes no one seems to agree on) will simply disappear to avoid any suffering, while the rest of humanity, to include the rest of Christianity will be Left Behind to face pain and suffering, has plagued Christianity as a whole.

First, let us look closely at the idiocy of the Rapture. The Rapture first appeared in 1830s with the prediction of Christ's coming in 1841, by a US preacher named Miller. He caused a massive uproar in the Anglo world, with tens of thousands giving up their lives, dressing up in white robes and heading to the mountains to meet God....as if one must be on a mountain side to meet God, like some pagan local deity that can only be contact in certain places. The "Great Disappointment", that is, the day after, led many to abandon Christianity and others to twist the non-event around so as to continue predicting further non-events.

That Anglo protestants, who rarely know any real suffering for their faith, think of themselves as the only saved and true Christians, worthy of instant salvation, while Christians who are persecuted throughout the Islamic, Jewish, Hindu and pagan world are to continue suffering and sacrificing, shows the true power of self-righteousness, self-love and self-absorption....in other words the sins of Pride and Vanity.

Men like Miller and now Herald Camping, these self taught and self appointed "holy men" whose intellectual and philosophical roots go only as deep as their own egos, are a plague upon Christianity, serving ever so actively the very being they claim to oppose: Satan.

Though to blinding by Pride and Vanity, these false prophets and fools, and protestantism, with its absolute lack of controls on its preachers, is chuck full of them, lead millions of souls into false teachings, one worse then the other and thus into damnation. Those who see the light of these false teachers, often enough, pull so far away that they leave Christianity all together, again achieving the Devil's goals of damnation.

Protestantism has led to many and will continue to lead to many evil and despotic heresies: the Anabaptists, Calvinism and its predestination heresy, Jim Jones, Miller, Camping, Mormonism and many many others. These cults are a plague on Christianity and humanity as a whole.

Why does the Orthodox Church not suffering from these types of epidemics? Quite simply, because our Christian philosophy is not based on the interpretations or more often misinterpretations of one man and his personal ego. Our philosophy is based upon two thousand years of knowledge of Christ and His teachings. They are based first upon the Word of Christ Himself and then upon those of His Apostles. The next layer is made up of the knowledge and wisdom of the Church Fathers, saints and Holy Hermits, all who spent their lives in prayer and dedication to God, not seeking fame or money but humility and sacrifice.

Thus the Church, the Orthodox Church, has and will continue to be the steady hand, the non-changing faith, as brought to us by God Himself in the persona of the Son.

For those who now face shattered lives after yet another false belief proven to be a tired, old man's vanity, I urge you to seek the True Christian Faith in the form of The Orthodox Church.

10 comments:

Pervych said...

"which of the 60,000+ branches that includes no one seems to agree on"??? Они все соглашаются, скорее сговариваются, относительно
"Papal heresy"!!! Напрасно сделайте они распыляют себя против Скалы Скандала!!! БОГ ПРОКЛИНАЕТ ИХ ВСЕ!!!

David said...

The Eastern Orthdox Church may have similar philosophy, but it does not even by far have the miracles of the true Catholic Church. We Roman Catholics hope and pray in the rosary that Orthodox Russia and her Bishops will come back home as soon as the Pope consecrates Russia to the Heart of Our Lady in order to fulfill the prophecies of Fatima.

Stanislav said...

@Davis

You pray in vain, as it was the Roman Patriach now called the pope, who broke the Church by trying to make his "First Among Equals" into just "First" and to become, as he did, both high priest and ceasar, which is not allowed to the Patriachs and was not allowed to him.

We have the philosophy of the first 7 ecomunical counsels, which were the only dogma to be set by the whole Church. Any others, that the Catholics did on their own, they did on their own, not as the whole Church.

We also know the punishment of God for furthering the heresy. The last emperor and Patriarch of Bzyntine agreeded to fall under the power of Rome, for which God punished them by allowing the Turk to breach the walls of Constantinople and plunge the Greeks into 400 years of servitude to the Turk. After that lesson, you can bet your bottom dollar, no Greek priest will ever contemplate following the popes into heresy again.

And it will be the Orthodox Church, the Russians at that, who will free the holy city of Tsargrad aka Constantinople and soon.

Lastly, it was the Catholics who, in the silly hope of converting Russia to the slavehood of the heresy of the Popes, first gave cover to the Soviets in the 1920s then backed Hitler's genocidal war in the 1940s.

Thanks but no thanks. Russia is consecrated to Christ and to all His Saints, including the Theotokas, she is not consecrated to the Papist Heresy.

David B. Carvalho said...

@Stan

It is confirmed and reconfirmed by historical account that the Bishop of Rome was considered the one and only head of the Church centuries before the schism, for the head of the Church is Peter, Bishop of Rome. The Roman primacy was attested by St. Ignatz of Antioch (107AD), St. Cyprian (before 258AD), St. Athanasius (335AD), the latter when the Roman Bishop cancelled a decision of the Council of Tyre that destituted this saint from his diocesis.

The power of the Bishop of Rome is not temporal. He is not caesar, and never was. In fact, the ideologies that were born from the the attempts of turning the Church into caesar developed later as totalitarian ideologies antagonic to the Church.

The claim of the Bishop of Constantinople to have equal rights to the Bishop of Rome is pretentious and historically absurd. It is protestantism at the bishop level.

All the great historical miracles after the schism belong to the Roman Church. It is the sign of God to show to humankind that only the true Church has miracles.

You forgot to mention that the Roman Church brought communism to its bosom in Council Vatican II. I am aware of the problems inside Rome, thanks. These problems are, in fact, the only true problems of mankind, and claim to the Heavens to punish us all.

Well, the Russians can free Constantinople and even the rest of Europe from Islam and Communism by the power of weapons, but so what? Pagan Rome invaded all Europe, was converted to Christ and all this land was converted with it just to show the power of our Lord and the blood of the martyrs. Russia can do this: use your weapons and rule the land, since the West is decadent with the virus of the French Revolution. All this land will convert to the Roman Church later and Mary will prevail.

Под знаменем креста

Stanislav said...

@David B. Carvalho

The Bishops of Rome were never the sole rulers or high priests of the Church, neither of the pre-Constantine nor post Constantine church. There were five patriarches: Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, Jerusalem and Aelxanderia, each over their own territory. The honour position of first amongst EQUALS was to the bishop of Rome as a the tie breaker in any dogmatic disputes. All such things as the papal bull, pergetory and so on were post Schism.

Once the Roman church went Heretic, the next in line, the Patriarchs of Constantinople, became First Amongst Equals.

Furthermore, you forget about the Papal States, a Vatican owned and ran kingdom, of which Vatican City is the last remaining enclave. The Popes indeed were ceasars in their own rights, commanding armies, laying down secular laws and taxation. It was also known as the Pontifical States and lasted from the fall of the Western Empire to the 1870s, when Italy unified into one country. This was begun by the Donation of Pepin the Short, King of the Franks, who defeated the Lombards who were at that time rulers of the northern Italy. 781, Charlemagne codified the regions over which the Pope would be temporal sovereign.

Besides the Dutchy of Rome, the Popes were also kings over the following territories: Ravenna, the Pentapolis, parts of the Duchy of Benevento, Tuscany, Corsica, Lombardy and a number of Italian cities. This was codified by Charlemagne.

Pervych said...

"We have the philosophy of the first 7 ecomunical counsels, which were the only dogma to be set by the whole Church. Any others, that the Catholics did on their own, they did on their own, not as the whole Church."??? Намного больше чем Простая Философия!!! Декреты о Вселенском Совете Флоренции Провозглашены Патриархом Константинополь, Последнего Императора, возможно Святой Константин XI, (ниспровергавший 'евреем'-исламистов богатства, чтобы разделиться и разрушить Христианство!!!), и Официально и Канонически Провозглашенный в Москве!!!
"Greek priest"??? С Миссионерских времен, они не имеют Никакой Юрисдикции по России!!!
"And it will be the Orthodox Church, the Russians at that, who will free the holy city of Tsargrad aka Constantinople and soon."??? "Да приидет Царствие Твое"!!!
" Russia is consecrated to Christ and to all His Saints, including the Theotokas, she is not consecrated to the Papist Heresy."??? Это, как это может, Посвящение,поскольку Фатима,
которое Они Требуют, не было Сделано, и Папский Аппарат Серьезно Виновен для их Отказа Подчиниться!!!
"first gave cover to the Soviets in the 1920s"??? Очень Серьезное Теологическое и Относящееся к доктрине Осуждение против этой Ереси было Провозглашено до Начала!!!
" Hitler's genocidal war in the 1940s." Они были марксистскими- 'евреем' узурпаторами к Истинному Рейху!!!
"The Bishops of Rome were never the sole rulers or high priests of the Church, neither of the pre-Constantine nor post Constantine church..."??? Золотые Ключи, и Серебряные Ключи!!!
"This was codified by Charlemagne" Шифруемый С-. Константин, Счастливый Карла, и их Преданные Преемники!!!

David B. Carvalho said...

@Stan

Your reply deals mostly with territory.

What's the relevance of territory? Was land the business of the Church? Power in the Church is determined by authority, not by land. Specially when codified by a layman (Charlemagne).

It's the power over doctrine and dogma. The Bishop of Rome was not merely the referee of a "dogmatic dispute". He alone outruled circa 335AD a decision of the Council of Tyre made by all the Bishops. He couldn't do this if he were just a referee. This is a hard fact. And the fact that he did this did not necessarily mean that he could also rule the land of another Bishop.

The Popes as land owners were "caesars" just as any other pagan ruler that also owned land. The Church gradually lost all this land to protestant and irreligious rulers. If land and authority were in the same category, then our Lord would be lying when he said to Peter that the gates of hell would never prevail over the Church, since the land was taken by liberals and communists. The land was taken, but the dioceses remain, because dioceses are about the sheep, not the land.

Pervych said...

P.S."free the holy city"...и пожалуйста не пренебрегайте иностранными вторжениями в Мата Родина!!! БОГ ПРОКЛИНАЕТ ИХ ВСЕ!!!

guss said...

I'm sorry but Agios Athanasios, the founder of the Megisti Lavra monastery and the Athos monastic region in general may have not accepted the prime role of Pope in the Christianity

Anonymous said...

1 Cor 15:51-53
"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."