I was raised Roman Catholic and have always been proud of my faith so needless to say, what I have posted below is very disturbing to me. A Protestant friend of mine who is critical of our Church sent this to me. She claims that the mass is a form of witchcraft. Can anyone here make sense of this? I am in total shock.
The altar in every Catholic church is prominently positioned at the front of the church
The “Mysteries of the Mass” are celebrated on and around the altar. In witchcraft, also, the altar is similarly used for three purposes:
To practice certain metaphysical rites, such as the casting of certain spells or to honor occult deities.
To hold the tools of magic.
To perform human sacrifice.
The Roman Catholic altar also holds their tools of their magic, and they daily perform human sacrifice.
“In other words, every day Christ is being The Roman Catholic altar also holds their tools of their magic, and they daily perform human sacrifice. Remember, we are looking at this subject through the eyes of a former high-level witch who is now a born-again Christian. This daily human sacrifice is performed according to the false belief in “transubstantiation”, the belief that the priest magically transforms the wafer into Jesus’ body and the wine into His blood. Marquis states, “In other words, every day Christ is being reincarnated and then sacrificed… they perform daily their human sacrifice in which Christ is …sacrificed for their sins.” It is shocking to realize that the Roman Catholics are daily performing human sacrifice in a manner similar to that of witches throughout the centuries.reincarnated and then sacrificed… they perform daily their human sacrifice in which Christ is… sacrificed for their sins.”
It is shocking to realize that the Roman Catholics are daily performing human sacrifice in a manner similar to that of witches throughout the centuries.
The Catholic Golden Goblet, or Chalice
"It is this cup that the wine poured into it becomes the… literal blood of Christ.
When a witch does a human sacrifice, after the victim’s throat is sliced open, the spilled blood will be collected in a chalice, just as the Catholics do, except the witch’s chalice holds the real thing."
In Satan’s eyes, the Catholics are performing the same rite as the witches.
“Candles were introduced to the Catholic mass about 320 A.D.”
There is no Scriptural reasons for them, unless… you are a practicing witch. B
“Using these colored candles and the right spells, a witch can cause anything to happen… our Catholic friends are not only using these occult tools, they also pay for them when they go to various statues and light… candles.”
“Incense is a constant tool that is used by priests”
They will take a philter (incense burner), walk around the altar, and then wave it out toward the crowd with an invocation… Not only do witches use incense, but they will consecrate their altar and their fellow witches in the exact way the Catholics do…
Bells are also utilized by both Roman Catholics and witches
The bells are actually baptized, and in both witchcraft and Catholicism, altar boys attend the priest in sounding the bells.
Witches were praying to images or statues for many centuries before Catholics began the practice.
“Until recently, most of the rites of witchcraft were said in Latin…”
Why is it, when the witches stopped using Latin as much as they did, about twenty years ago, that the Catholic mass was stopped being told in Latin?
Today, it is spoken mostly in American English, the same way in which a witch’s mass is held.
"…when the Pope, Cardinals, or priests want to give a huge blessing, they will take out a golden scepter, or wand, dip it in holy water, and then wave it on the people… "
Wands are nothing new in the occult.
When a witch wants to direct his power he can do it by means of wands. He can also control the demonic forces at his disposal by using a wand to consecrate a circle with a pentacle inside.
Holy water is also used by a witch to purify himself and his instruments, and the water is made holy in both witchcraft and Catholicism by mixing water with salt.
The teaching of Purgatory is not found in the Bible
According to Catholic catechism, Purgatory is described as,
“a logically deduced place. Since a Catholic could not go straight to heaven if he had sinned, and since he could not go to hell if he had not died in mortal sin, there had to be a place in between where he could be purified” - Purgatory.
However, the belief in Purgatory is “totally occultic in origin”.
Witchcraft teaches that after a person goes through Purgatory, he is reincarnated and is more powerful in his next life than he was before. After several reincarnations, he will become purified enough to live with the gods and goddesses, precisely the same end as the Catholics teach.
Both Catholics and Witches teach that the host becomes the actual body of their respective gods
To the Roman Catholic, the host becomes the actual body of Jesus Christ; the witch believes the host actually becomes the body of their pagan deity, “I.H.S. - or Iris, Horus, and Semiramis”.
This concept is known in both circles as trans-substantiation.
Both witchcraft and Roman Catholicism teach that the universe is comprised of five elements:
These occultic five elements are also found in the Catholic mass.
Doc Marquis’s conclusion is inescapable and damning:
The practice of occultism has come full circle from ancient Babylon to the Roman Catholic Institution today.