Catholic Lite Sermon - Pastor Steve Winter

This is the text that I preached from in tonight's (1/13/2001) sermon
which is available at

The protestants worship the same three headed idol from Rome that the
Catholics do. All trinitarians are daughters of the RCC
or "Catholic lite"

The false church is following a manmade teaching. They have to go
to "denominal opinions of men" that originated in the 2nd and 3rd
century to explain and discuss their beliefs. It is also interesting
that the same bunch at Rome that dreamed up the trinity, also ushered
in the dark ages by killing people for possessing Bibles. It is
important to realize that the Catholic Church is the "Great Whore" in
the book of Rev. and the "mother of harlots" (the harlots being the
denominations that retain the trinity heresy). The harlot wants
relationship with man, but will not "take the man's name" and will
not forsake her worldly loves for her husband. Just as the harlot
churches will not use Jesus name in baptism, and will not forsake the
sins of the world.

Here I will show some of the apostles writing that exposes certain of
the false doctrines taught by the harlot churches.:

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every
one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and
ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

The harlot churches use the titles of their 3 gods if they even
baptise at all. They ignore Matt 28:19 in which Jesus said to use
a "name," and they just "parrot" the command instead of obeying it.

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be
preached in his NAME among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Here we have a dire warning against the trinity or anything like it.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and
vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the
world, and not after Christ.
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth ALL the fulness of the Godhead

The harlot church doesn't believe that the fulness is in Jesus, they
don't believe that "ye are complete in him", they teach the tradition
of men from the 2nd and 3rd century.

Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in HIM, which is the head of all
principality and power:

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they
were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy

Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his
name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the
Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism
of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on
him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on
them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the
name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Also here are some historical references showing where tradition
replaced apostolic truth.: *

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, 11th Ed. Vol. 3 Page 365-366, "The baptismal
formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost by the Catholic Church in the 2nd
Century." Vol. 3
Page 82 "Everywhere in the oldest sources it states that baptism took
place in the Name of Jesus Christ."

CANNEY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION, Page 53 -- "The early church always
baptized in the Name of Lord Jesus until the development of the
trinity doctrine in the 2nd Century."

HASTINGS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION, Vol. 2 pages 377-378-389, "The
Christian baptism was administered using the Name of Jesus. The use
of the trinitarian formula of any sort was not suggested in the early
church history, baptism was always in the Name of the Lord Jesus,
until the time of Justin Martyr when the trinity formula was used."
Hastings also said in Vol. 2 Page 377, commenting on Acts 2:38, "NAME
was an ancient synonym for person. Payment was always made in the
name of some person referring to ownership. Therefore one being
baptized in Jesus Name became his personal property." "Ye are
Christ's." I Cor. 3:23.

NEW INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. 22 Page 477, "The term "trinity"
was originated by Tertullain, Roman Catholic Church father."

TYNDALE NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARIES: "... the true explanation why the
early church did not at once administer baptism in the threefold name
is that the words of Mat 28:19 were not meant as a baptismal formula.
[Jesus] was not giving instructions about the actual words to be used
in the service of baptism, but, as has already been suggested, was
indicating that the baptized
person would by baptism pass into the possession of the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Ghost."

p.384, "there is no evidence [in early church history] for the use of
the triune name."

Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the
seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many

The RCC "sitteth on many waters", she is international.

Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed
fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk
with the wine of her fornication.

Catholic "indulgences" and false religion have made many "drunk" with
her false religion.

Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the
wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full
of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

The "beast" is the economic community that the "Whore" (the RCC)
rides on. The nations support the Vatican.

Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet
colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a
golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her

The pomp and jewelry and scarlet robes of the RCC.

Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY,

The RCC is the mother of all of the trinity denomintations.

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the
saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw
her, I wondered with great admiration.

No organization has murdered (as "heretics") so many real Apostolic
Christians as the Roman Catholic Church! History knows no other
possible organization than the RCC to fit verse Rev 17:6.

Pastor Steve Winter