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I really enjoy roaming on foot seeking the most novel signatures of the System’s wide breadth. Recently we were in the slightly lively southern California surfer village of Oceanside just north of San Diego. Would you join me on this modest photologue tour?

We’d stopped to hang out a bit at this quaint “comic book” coffee bar. Shelves of graphic novels covered the walls, with only a single barista, his equipment, and one long table and one high table at the window occupying the rest of the establishment. There was a small table in the corner with a screen and video game consoles.

I like graphic novels but it is very hard to find any that aren’t packed with discomforting sexual tension and commensurate violence. That’s a lot of the point — most of these works appeal to those whose only thrill is anything edgier than the latest sex and death entertainment extravaganza.

I decided to begin that stroll and right around the corner was a Roman Catholic church facility. Naturally the symbol of Cain’s authority over a reprobate population rose above the edifice, you can see it in the photograph, the penal instrument of Roman justice accompanied by emitting rays denoting blinding power.

Next to the sidewalk was a typical idol of Mary, and the fact that at her feet are candles and flowers put there by the faithful definitively demonstrates that the Catholic institution is one that encourages people to practice idolatry. This is isn’t new among more Reformation-minded observers, but it is lost on those captivated by Rome. “It isn’t idolatry, it's veneration!” they’ll insist. But then, why all the indulgences here? Ill-versed in Scripture and outside of the presence of God and His wisdom, they are still perfectly fine with this state of affairs as it keeps them quite mollified.

Down the street a bit are the service offices. There’s this one with a sign in the door that reminds me of the brutal effects of codependent socialism (what other kind is there?) “No more sandwiches!” is a dead giveaway (not such a figure of speech) that treating things as “free” handed out by good wholesome people means eventually there will be none of that thing — “free” things actually have no value!

There is however, infinite value in what Jesus did on Calvary! He has the abundance of all things valuable, by His provision you will never run out of sandwiches. You can only find that in His Kingdom, not in these System counterfeits. As He asked after everyone was well fed, "Why is it you still do not understand?"

Just a bit further is their office of "faith formation." Note the bars on the window making it either quite disagreeable or rigorously protected from those who’d want to damage things in there — maybe because they know something they don’t like about Rome? What kind of faith exactly are they forming in there? Certainly inviting such ruffianism secures the justified reasons to thrust back with seven-fold vengeance. Hey, it’s a living!

At the end of the building is the refreshment room where a sign-stand having words only in Spanish is covered by a torn brown paper bag that says, “Coffee and donuts.” How ironic that right across the street is a splendidly elaborate City Hall building, this one merely the east wing! I’ve long thought that the Roman Church is presently being made expendable by a pope whose Jesuit training has prepared him to disestablish the church in order to accomplish its ends, chiefly ensuring the whole world is firmly in the grip of the General. Don’t need a church for that, just a kind, loving, caring government.

According to the fourth chapter of Genesis, except for those who do authentically call on the name of the Lord everyone is already under the General’s lordship — how tediously mundane. The Jesuits are too acquisitive and too gifted for that — it is much more fun to yank the faithful around a bit, particularly the most rigidly sectarian among them. How many tax dollars in what would be tithes are no longer sent to churches but earmarked for delightfully comfy government buildings — they really are the new cathedrals. Those dollars are also poured into the fisc for legions of administrators for more and more grievance redressment — the pension obligations to the retirees from such occupations are now absolutely crushing municipal and state budgets across the globe.

Just down the way I came across this. Hmm. A spiffy breakfast restaurant with a line of folks outside the door waiting to get in. Not only was this one packed, but another one a block away had similar spillover. There was yet another one bulging not too far from that one. How ferociously must we fill our stomachs with the tastiest physical consumables.

What about the spiritual ones?

Let’s see, back up the street I encountered this, a church above which towered a marquee labeled “Grace.”

I peeked inside and saw about fifty people in attendance, enjoying a relatively hip contemporary worship experience, not bad, not bad at all, but the numbers certainly did match not the volumes seen at the local eating establishments. I’m not making a statement about pathetically low church attendance numbers from an anecdotal stroll, I’m just noting the striking contrast is all. (One thing that appears so debilitating in all this is how the eating establishments have outdoor seating while the church service looks like it held in a cave. This is the way it is for most Americanist church activity! How much more should Christ be proclaimed out in the sunshine!)

In truth, really, how many of those breakfast diners did indeed spend some time that morning, or any time during the week, actually in abiding worship of God, prayerfully fellowshipping with others in some active way? I’m not saying there weren’t, but I’d venture to say — studying the ongoing results of George Barna’s survey efforts — that if you asked most would reply with things like, “I worship God my own way.” “I’m not religious, just spiritual.” “My beliefs are my own and just as valid.” And so forth.

The Roman Catholic Church has been so successful in convincing people that its Jesus is the one to believe upon that disgusted people have been distancing themselves from formal church in droves — while unwittingly remaining tied to Rome as its subjects. As much as they trust in courageous hard-working government people to implement its designs, whether they embrace them, censure them, or just flat-out rage against them especially if it is a vibrant part of that most righteous crusade often proudly titled "RESIST," they are performing within the confines of Cain’s legacy.

Right now Pope Francis is pretty much engaged in a long comprehensive apology tour — having been shredded a brand new aye-hole by a very respected high-ranking Vatican operative who detailed how Francis had not done his job of keeping certain church individuals of great repute from kadoodling altar boys. Just yesterday Francis gave a speech at one of these events that included a distended call for greater environmental awareness. Okay so he should've said something about the priests, but at least he recycles!

Never mind that this has been going on for centuries and centuries. Never mind that good Christian people like Matt Walsh are thoroughly hoodwinked into thinking Rome is anywhere close to anything God wants from His own and feel they must zealously implore Rome to do anything other that what it regularly does: commit sodomy against itself. Never mind that Francis is already in so many different ways acknowledged as the ordained leader of the authorized World System. The institution is required to make himself known as such — simply look at the plain subject title in the screen shot of the very mainstream NBC news link on Francis’ troubles.

“Global Power.”

Back to Matt Walsh. I really like him a lot. He is an amazing apologist for the faith once delivered to the saints. His essay on socialism is really one of the most succinct expositions on the rancid evil of that system. This piece about the horrors of the church actually does spell it out pretty clearly, really. But please. He trashes his entire effort by concluding that Rome must be different than it is. He's actually published a number of pieces pleading with Rome to change — absolutely futile, as it is for any attempted detractor. There are so many of them! Sexualism and socialism are precisely what Rome has been hammering upon the world for millennia, they are ultimately the only ways Cain’s agents can achieve their goals. Maybe now the effects are just being felt more acutely.

Want to refuse to enable these things?

Turn to Christ and live from the Kingdom.

Make your church community ungrafted from the World System and its contractual obligations that tie you to Rome.

All that fodder about the Church “purging” itself from within? Sorry but impossible to do. At best everyone will pretend to forgive the pope and the abusive priests high and low and they’ll still get to have a nifty God club to visit whenever they feel they’ve got to show everyone how penitent they can be. At worst Rome dissolves into meaninglessness, and I can’t see how it that isn’t somewhat the case now — the Catholic Church is seen by more and more as outdated, out-of-touch, out-to-lunch with its old-fashioned dogma, and preferably out-and-away from our children and in prison cells where many in its leadership belong.

The “New” Rome is everyone feeling like they can be free to do whatever they want with their lives, no direction whatsoever — they can have their own morality and their own life laws and by-laws and their own little god clubs with their own little gatherings with smiles and chips and sodas and loud inspirational background music. Church — it's obsolete! We're proud to be "Nones" and the more we hook up with like-minded people the more we can make our own way! We can be like we are gods ourselves.

I can’t think of anything more universal than that desire.

And what is anything catholic except the universal.

How utterly contemptibly wretched oppressive. It is definitely universal: To be a slave to oneself through the newest and most spectacularly attractive rendition of Cain’s legacy.

Want out of that to be truly who God made you to be? And feel genuine joy and peace? Sow bounty and grace into people’s lives? Experience mercy and charity and agape?

Drop the pretense that you can just be a good beloved little god through the piddly quasi-religious programs the World shoves at you, whether they look Catholic or not.

Leave that World and go to Him, and to the Kingdom

 

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Notes:

  • I have decided that it is time to do fewer home page pieces over the course of a year because they simply take too much of my time. I actually have two jobs (which I love) and a family (the members of which I love even more). My ministry is also a priority, yes, but much of what I write - while I do so enjoy it - is quite daunting. I can't do my web work half-way and I am getting up in age. Maybe when I retire I can do much more of what I'd like with this, but that's still a few years down.So this home page piece is for the next three months. We'll see how it goes. Next up then will be December, at least that's the plan. Thank you nonetheless for your faithful readership.

  • For a menu of all my other home page pieces, it is here. 14 years worth, 85 now including this one. I've discovered that much of everything that may be said about ultimately getting biblical worship assemblies ungrafted from the System and its many contemporary seductions is there. Certainly I am observing more and learning more, and when I do, I'll plug those revelations into future home page pieces as I am able.

  • I also blog sometimes, so my takes may be accessed there as well. My blog is Wonderful Matters.

  • George Barna's website is here.

  • Here is a Q&A about the way churches actually do Rome's bidding even if they think they aren't. I also have a page with some humble recommendations for making your worship community ungrafted. Here is a list of Jesuses people tend to worship.

  • Here is a description of the role and responsibilities of the duly authorized individual appropriately and endearingly titled "Superior General" assigned the job of administering the affairs of people comfortably residing outside of the Kingdom.

  • Lower-case god: Just another term for those piddle idols World occupants have, including the self. Upper-case God: Reference to the transcendant being an individual may worship that may or may not be the actual one. Lower-case world: Merely all that is around us. Upper-case World: The overarching System of lawful ministrations against sinners, including all the manifestations of the fleshly desire that provoke it and machinations of the devil that propel it.

  • Jesus urged people to gain understanding in the ninth verse of Matthew's 16th chapter.

  • Thoughts on The One Who Frees You From The Obsession With Yourself.

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