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I left the Catholic Church as I didn’t want to Continue Displeasing God

Moreover, I was enlightened when Bro. Eli pointed out the Catholic manner of worship and prayer which are abominable in the eyes of God.

By Zenaida C. Ventura

The first and foremost reason why I admire Bro. Eli Soriano very much is that he knows by heart the Bible verses from cover to cover and he sees to it that his explanations were easily understood by everybody.

He also teaches and informs all his listeners, who are members and non-members of the Church of God not only about Religion but also about Science and Alternative Medicine as well.

Moreover, I was enlightened when Bro. Eli pointed out the Catholic manner of worship and prayer which are abominable in the eyes of God.

As the Bible states: “Worship no God but me. Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth: Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, for I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals. I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation,” (Deuteronomy 5:7-9).

All of us know that all Catholic churches are adorned with these idols and relics made by human hands. Furthermore, Matthew 6:6 states that, “When you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private will reward you.” When I was still a Catholic, I used to pray rosary out loud during street processions which, according to Bro. Eli, is against God’s teaching.

In addition, services such as Baptism, Confirmation, Wedding Ceremonies, and the like which are rendered to parishioners are all supposed to be paid whilst Jesus admonished His disciples to give without being paid for they themselves have received without paying.

These are the major reasons why I left the Catholic Church and don’t want to continue displeasing God.

I thank God for the enlightenment He has given me through Bro. Eli Soriano.

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13 thoughts on “I left the Catholic Church as I didn’t want to Continue Displeasing God

  1. To Vivator,

    #186 – To what honor should we give the relics, crucifixes and holy pictures?

    Nothing is mentioned in the bible that we should honor the relics, crucifixes and holy pictures.

    Holy pictures of whom? may I ask?

    In – Faith of our Fathers in page 164, Book of Catholic

    “The docrines of the catholc chruch regarding the use of sacred images is clearly and fully expressed by the general council of trent in the following words:
    “The images of Christ and of his virgin mother are to be hugged and retained especially in the churches.

    It is the Council of Trent which was founded by the Pope who wrote this order.

  2. To vivator,
    YOu were right in 184 – It is forbidden to worship the angels and the saints, for this belongs to God alone.

    In Matthew 17:4 -5 “Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is forbidden for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles: one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah;”

    5 -“While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud oveshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.”

    God never mentioned in the bible that in lesser degree, we should worship the angels and the saints.

    More so, the angels are man’s protectors, they are created to serve man.

    Hebrews 1:14 – “Are they not (angels refer ro #13) all ministerng spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs to salvation?

    The angels are to serve God and man.

  3. Regarding your idols, you hear what you want to hear. But nowhere in the Bible can you find that the Apostles were rendered “inferior worship.” That is a catholic invention.

    As for the Apostles, here is the Biblical record. In Acts 14:11-15 –

    “And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:”

    What were “these vanities” Apostles Paul and Barnabas saying? The garlands and the oxen that the people brought in honor of them. And here now is the catholic church decorating their idols not just with garlands, but with silver and gold.

    And what about your feasts for your saints? Oh, yes, just like the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, where catholics die and many more gets injured. Way to go in honoring or rendering “inferior worship” to your idols.

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