The problem with the Roman church (Catholic church)
Too much focus is on Mary. Mary was a humble sinner, not sinless. Catholic dogma has turned Mary into a demigoddess almost, claiming she was born without sin (immaculate conception) and ascended into heaven. Neither of these events are recorded in the Bible, if she was born without sin such an important event would have been noted. Only God is all knowing and able to hear prayers and answer them, so it is wrong to pray to Mary thinking she can hear and answer. All authority is with Jesus Christ, so we should not move authority into Mary. Titles such as “Queen of heaven” and “mother of god” are pagan and imply Mary is a deity. “Queen of heaven” was a title used by pagans to worship the goddess they baked cakes to in the book of Jeremiah. God is Spirit and has no mother, while Jesus’s physical body was built in Mary, it is not the flesh that is divine, but the Spirit that was in Jesus, the body is just a vessel, Jesus reveals this in John 6:63. Although Roman dogma declares that they are just honouring and respecting Mary, in reality it is veneration and worship. One of the ten commandments condemns making any statue or form to represent divinity. The statues of Mary, Jesus and the saints are disobeying this command by God by creating idols to venerate and pour worship into. When you create an object to worship in devotion, you are allowing demons to use that dead idol to take your energy and make a connection with you. This is why all our veneration and prayer should only go to the One Creator.
As with Mary, it is wrong to pray to the saints instead of God. Saints, however humble and wise, were only allowing the Holy Spirit to speak through them, they are not omniscient and omnipotent like God and so our prayer should go to God rather than saints. Although seeming somewhat holy, again this appears to be a siphoning off of our focus and Spirit from God to man. Also the Bible refers to any repentant follower of Christ as a “saint”, a saint is not a very rare band of individuals sanctioned by only by the roman church.
The instructions of communion given by Christ were very simple and only require some form of bread and liquid to represent his body and blood. The Roman church has built up a very elaborate ritual with liturgy that is not really required. You can perform communion on your own, all you need is something to represent the bread and wine and a sincere faith. The roman church withholds parishioners from receiving the blood in the form of wine or liquid. The blood represents the Holy Spirit and so this is serious symbolic neglect. Also the “wafer” used in catholicism to represent the bread and body of Jesus is in the shape of a perfect sphere. It looks as though subliminal sun worship has been incorporated into this version of communion without catholics realising. What a horrible heresy it would be if the hierarchy of the church were holding aloft the symbol of the sun disc, showing they really worship the SUN and not the SON. The Pagan Emperor finally accepted christianity and converted after he supposedly saw a vision of a cross in the sky, but he introduced several pagan elements into the Roman church when he joined, such as exalting mary into a goddess figure, making the day of worship SUNday, and celebrating Jesus’s birth on december 25th, around the time of pagan festivals to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. It looks like the Roman form of communion, the Eucharist continues this subliminal and covert sun worship also, by depicting the wafer host as a sun disk. The evidence of this is furthered when you see the wafer sitting in its cross, which usually has sun rays surrounding it. Does the bread (wafer) and wine, literally become the flesh and blood of Jesus? This ceremony is symbolic, in that it is meant to make us focus on Christ’s sacrifice and God’s humility and love by giving himself for our reconciliation. I do believe the articles of bread and win become imbued with the Holy Spirit and can even provide physical healing to us because of the meaning and power behind what occurs. I believe there is a spiritual transformation of the bread and blood, in that they become infused with the Holy Spirit and presence of Jesus, and then as we take that into ourselves, we are literally becoming filled with Jesus and one with him. Yet the bread and wine does not literally become the physical body and blood of Jesus. For example the first time this ceremony took place in the last supper, Jesus had not even gone to the cross yet, so it was not meant to be a literally transformation, but rather a very powerful and real symbolic and spiritual ceremony connecting us with Christ.
The word pope means papa or Father. Jesus said do not call anyone on earth your father, for there is one Father who is God alone. The title pope actually comes from the pagan mystery secret societies such as mithras worship. One of the high levels of initiation in mithraic worship was the title “Pater” which means Father. Jesus commanded his followers not to take upon themselves haughty titles and specifically mentions not to be called father in Matthew 23:9. This was in response to the jews who had historically called Abraham their father. Indeed Abraham was a type of spiritual father figure, and physical genetic father of the nation, however Jesus brought a higher truth and teaching. That teaching was that now, in the new covenant, when you are spiritually born again, no longer refer to any physical man as your father, but instead identify your Father as the Spiritual Lord of Creation, God. Taking upon yourself haughty titles that place you above your fellow man is highly prideful and delusional, as we are all sinners and jesus taught the least of you shall be the greatest, the humble will be exalted and those who exalt themselves humbled. So taking upon yourself the title Master, Father, Holy, Lord, Teacher, was commanded against by Christ – as we have one Master, Lord, Teacher, that is Christ himself, and one Father and that is God Himself. We should not look to any man as infallible, as only God is infallible. We should not exalt any human as all are sinners and imperfect, we should instead place our devotion and worship on God and Christ alone.