Saturday, March 21, 2009

Constantine invented Catholicism in 325, right?

Constantine invented the Catholic religion in 325 and decided to make it the official religion of Rome, which allowed it to grow from a tiny religion consisting of a few hundred people to the enormous religion that it is today, with the Pope at the head. Constantine's decision was a very good one for the Pope and his successors who have enjoyed unparalleled wealth throughout the centuries.

Sounds about right, doesn't it? Well, it does for a lot of people, unfortunately. This myth has been circulating for a relatively recent period of time and has been perpetuated by mostly anti-Christians and a few anti-Catholics. The problem is that it is based not on fact, but on lies. Let's analyze the truth of what happened.

The Catholic faith is the original Christianity and continues today as the authentic and true church established by Jesus Christ at Pentecost some 2,000 years ago. The term "catholic" means universal. Part of the Church's character is that it is for all peoples of all times, and is therefore universal. Catholic describes the Church. Using this terminology to describe the church goes back very very far. Our first existing written record goes back to no later than 107 AD and possible before the year 100 and was written by Ignatius of Antioch. He said:

Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.
- from The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans

Therefore, Catholic was described by an ancient Christian theologian probably in the first century.

Concerning Constantine, he did become Christian, but there were millions of Christians in Rome and around the world. Constantine signed the Edict of Milan which legalized Christianity, but he did not sign anything to make Christianity the official religion of the state. This was done by an emperor after Constantine.

The major doctrines of the Church concerning Christ's divinity and the sacraments were firmly established long before Constantine was born. There is much proof of this. You just need to look!

Finally, as for the Popes enjoying enormous wealth, we need look no further than our latest examples. Nearly all popes have lived celibate lives, have not accumulated wealth and spent most of their time writing, teaching and leading. Take John Paul II, for example. He lived a very simple life. He had few possessions when he died. Probably no more than a shoe-box full. He spent many hours each day in pray, went to confession daily, spent time writing and teaching, and going from country to country proclaiming the good news. It is said that the pope remembered the people he spoke to, but rarely recalled his previous meal. This is not the description of a man seeking great wealth and material possession.

As you can see, many myths and lies have been spread about the Catholic Church, but light always prevails over darkness. Jesus said the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church, so we have nothing to fear. Be thankful to God for the most perfect gift.

17 comments:

  1. You are so misinformed and brainwashed into lies.The Spirit knows the truth and has revealed that Constantine is 666 and his religion, the Roman Catholic Church, is recycled Islam. Its all sun-worship and the name of the Mother god- the Sun, in antiquity is Mary. Tut tut Constantine made 'her' Mother of God. Get the facts right and stop spreading more lies.

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  2. If you believe the catholic church was the first Christian church then I would have to disagree.To me a body that folows christ would be a church. When I read the Bible I see that Christians followed different beliefs than what the catholic church was sellf proclaimed. But those forms of worship were changed by men who claim they have the authority to change Gods comandments. Christ himsellf observed the Seventh day Sabath and after his death the desciples continued to observe the sabbath. Christ was a rebel in his time. He stood up to the jewish leaders when they were going overboard on sabbath laws however he did not stop observing the seventh day sabbath.
    even after his death ...remember marry and the deciples said they would wait to the tomb after the sabbath. Dont you think Christ would have taught themotherwise.Why 100 years after his death do you think a man would want to change the verry example of the way Christ lived. Christ never rambled on and on saying blessed Mary mother of God. He never counted prayer beads. He didnt worship on Sunday. As for me my style of worship is based on Christ not a sellf proclaimed original church.

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    1. Constantine (who is 666 in Revelation 13:13-18) changed the sabbath from Saturday to the festival of the sun, Sunday, He was Islamic and the religion he established as the Catholic Church in 325 AD is recycled Islam. He later went to live in the Islamic city of Constantinople whose name was changed by him. The facts have been hidden by the myriad of lies and deception the religion engages in through its leaders.

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  3. Dude,

    As a former Catholic, I would say that anyone who simply reads and studies the Bible with "good will" and with a slight openness to God's revealed Truths would automatically cease to be a Catholic. The true wickedness of Catholicism is that it makes itself an idol to take the place of Jesus and God and then downplays and undermines the Bible by telling the faithful not to search for the Truth on their own. That is demonic.

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  4. I just converted to Catholic religion and am too confused. They all act like Jesus was a Catholic.
    There is no mention in the Bible of that. The Eucharist is Jesus, but the bread that other religions use is not Jesus. This Catholic religion reminds me of the Jews at the Temple, where Jesus comes in and throws all coin exchange and bird cages off the tables and says "This is my father's HOUSE do not tarnish." It seems to me that he would do the same with the Catholic 's gold cups and fancy gold items on the alter - right?

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  5. Jesus was Jewish, but he founded his Church which Catholics believe is the Catholic Church.

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  6. For those who think that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he speaks for the real God think again, The Jews were condemned by God in the Old Testament so it is unlikely that any Jew would be spokesman for the truth. The facts are Jesus Christ was invented by Constantine, Revelation 13:13-18.

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  7. The New Testament is a Catholic Church book that allowed the myth of Jesus Christ to gain credibility. Isaiah 46:4-8 states there is one God and no one else. The Roman Church put up the Trinity, devils, angels, saints and heaven and hell, etc. etc. etc. It is all window dressing, With full memory of my reincarnation and passage from life to life let me inform you that there is nothing beyond the grave but rebirth in a new body, This is the only way one can feel and grow. The dead have no living nerves and the CC is full of lies, misguided views, discrimination and it breeds hate. It was born of Islam of Babylon and is Islamic in its style and practices. Constantine built the Vatican and organised a parliament for control of the people. It was that body that ordered Augustine Dea, bishop of Hippo, to start another religion to support it. He found a guy named Mohammed and trained him to be another false prophet. Need I say more. The Spirit is back and is pouring over its own and none of them are Catholic Church followers. They have fled from organised religions and are seeking the truth which the CC hides.

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  8. This is a lie, the Catholicism was invented by Constantine the great which with out a doubt was a genius. Catholicism is the universal religion made to bring all people together under one church, this church would be the roman catholic church owned by the pope. This a basically a new world order any conspiracy theorist who believes in the Illuminati would instantaneously make a huge connection. They are basically the same thing. This is the complete opposite of what the truth is. People there are three ways to control a society, first make them dumb. Then give them meaningless distractions, finally remove any way of then defending themselves. We are being massively manipulated and lied to. We all need to wake up.

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  9. the catholic church was made by jesus and the rumor was made by anti catholics

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    1. Wake up friend! Constantine established the catholic church and invented Jesus Christ, Revelation 13:13-18. The New Testament is a Catholic production to credit itself and to cause people like you to accept what it says.

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    2. So then he also made up the Gospels which explicitly state the Jesus Christ is in Fact the Son of the Living God

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  10. What a bogus take on the biggest fraud in history, the Catholic church. Please seek the truth from the Bible and open your eyes to the fact that your church's 'traditions' are in violation to God's commands to us

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  11. Constantine did not create the Catholic church and he did NOT, absolutely did NOT establish Christianity or Catholicism as the official religion of Rome. Regardless of your religious background, historically speaking, this blog is entirely incorrect on the basis of Constantine's actual involvement in Christianity.
    http://www.catholic.com/video/did-the-emperor-constantine-found-the-catholic-church

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