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The Rise of False Worship

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There are now more witches in America than Presbyterians. Sorcery is on the rise and it is more than fun-and games.

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  1. Cults have been called “the unpaid bills of the Churches”, movenents that exist because of the deficiencies of the Churches. That seems to apply to what the Vatican, for reasons best known to itself, calls “New Religious Movements”, more accurately known as heathenism, superstitionism, devil-worship, heresies & schisms.

    When the authorities in the Church have not the courage and consideration for others to call things by their right names, the rest of us suffer. Witchcraft is an abomination, and decent, Catholic, bishops would repress it as it deserves.

    FATHER JOE: The Catholic Church can speak the truth and still use a descriptive terminology. There are many writings and Church documents that address doctrinal differences and speak to the problems of heresy and apostasy. False worship is still censured as a violation of the commandments. Ecumenism mandates a sober but civil discussion of differences and seeks ways in which religious communities can work together. It does not mean capitulation of the truth. Part of the problem is the division within Christianity itself. Various Protestant ecclesial communities and sects would condemn Catholicism as the largest cult of all. Such ignorance and bigotry makes real dialogue difficult or impossible. Indeed, Catholicism would judge those Christian communities without priests and the Eucharist as NOT truly churches. You cite J. K. Van Baalen who was not a Catholic but a minister of the Protestant Christian Reformed Church. He was the one who coined the phrase, “the cults are the unpaid bills of the church” in his book, THE CHAOS OF CULTS in 1938.

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