Please know that I’m not writing this blog to point fingers at anybody. Please also know that I believe that your heart dedication to God is more important then any religious system you choose to follow. With this blog I just want to share how God opened my eyes and the reason of my change. I hope that any one that reads my blog will pray to God and ask God to reveal to them what the will of God is for their lives. Keep God at the center of everything in your life.
My mother and father baptized me Catholic after my birth. When the time came for the holy communion at school, something happened and I could not do the holy communion in the Catholic Church as my other classmates did. ( I’m not sure what happened 🤔 I have to ask my mother) I do remember my mother asking me to make a choice of something I wanted to have (not communion or God based) or doing my holy communion – in regular clothes as there was only a small amount of money and my mother would then have to make private arrangements which would also cost money. Well I choose my holy communion so my grandmother (mother side, remember the one that taught me to pray?) went ahead and started the arrangements last minute. On the day of my holy communion I was about to put on my regular clothes ( a white training suite you use to go to the gym) however my mother came upstairs with a white/baby blue handmade dress with small baby blue butterflies handmade all over the dress. One of my mothers friends had made this dress for me because she could not accept that I would go in normal clothes. I could not believe it, I was so happy.
It’s not until now that I’m writing this blog that I see how God was taking care of me. I made a step, the decision to do my holy communion. I was not worried with the circumstances or my clothes, no I was worried with doing the act for God. God out of his love took care of what I could not and made this day a true beautiful day. I also see now that God changed the way I did my communion ( from the original Catholic tradition, to his improved way ) so that through the changes he made he was able to bless me. This tells me that God can redirect your path and still bless us when we unknowingly follow the wrong believe. This confirms to me that God truly looks at your heart.
Now what was different from my communion with all my other classmates? I had a private communion in a beautiful small forest (kampeer Bos – called in Dutch 😊), I had my communion outside and not in a church. I still remember that day, it was raining a little ( not strange in the Netherlands😂) but it was a beautiful day.
You know it’s not until today that I truly start to understand how special God treated me and how God has been directing my path since a young age. Please know that my parents were not religious at all and its because of my grandmother I learned about God. She taught me what she knew and unfortunately she was Catholic and I never had a change to show her God in my life. She never knew I changed my believe because she had already died when I changed my believe. I know now that My communion was done by God for a purpose and he used my grandmother, I know it because look where I’m today, that’s just amazing ❤️❤️❤️
Ok continuing with my story. One day I had a problem and I would continually go to a Catholic Church to pray, all by myself. I would go sit in that church on my knees in the aisle and pray, looking at Jesus on that cross. I always felt something odd with that image, my mom and grandmother and most of family both sides (mother and father) have that image In Their house. I never felt drawn to it. My grandmother (fathers side) also had given me a rosery years ago and showed me how you should pray by every beat. I never understood why people would pray to anything else but God, I believe that was God wisdom given to me.
So one day I was praying in that church and all of the sudden a fear came over me. It felt like all those images from the church were present but it was not a good thing. It felt like they were watching me and wanted to come get me, the fear became so strong that I left that church quickly. I do believe I went back some other time, however I had no peace while being there. I then read somewhere the Ten Commandments were it said do not make any statutes made by hand and do not worship it because God is a jealous God. Exodus 20:4-7. WAW, I started to question that if the bible clearly says this, then why are there so many statues in Catholic Churches and why do Catholic Churches teach you to pray to them? God is very clear in Exodus 20:4-7. God even says in verse 5 that anybody who does becomes God’s enemy.
So I stopped going to Catholic Churches, however did not change my religion yet. God is so good, God will give you wisdom in order for you to make wise choices in your life you just have to listen. So it did not stay there, no when I attended the 7th aventage church I was given a bible study to complete. Before I started the study I started a fast and kept doing the fast throughout the days of the study. In that study I learned that the Catholic Church is not from God. When you count up all the numbers of the popes birthdays it adds up to the number of the devil. When you look at the practices of the pope, one of them were you have to confess your sins to the priest you can clearly see that he is placing himself in the place that is only worthy for Jesus to take. No where in the bible does it state that you have to go through the Catholic priest to come to God, no the bible clearly states that the only way is through Christ. They are Misleading people and moving people away from the truth and only salvation through Christ. When you look at the 10 commandments in a Catholic bible it says nothing about not making any statutes and worshipping them, no that commandment was removed and replaced by one commandment split in two which is:
Exodus 20: 17 “You must not want to take your neighbor’s house. You must not want his wife. And you must not want his men and women servants or his cattle or his donkeys. You must not want to take anything that belongs to another person.”
In the Catholic bible they made it in two and took away God’s second commandment which says you shall not make any statues and worship them. And they took God’s 10th commandment which says: you shall not want your neighbors wife or your neighbors possessions or anything your neighbor has and they split up this commandment and made it commandment 9 and 10 in their bibles as follows. 9 you should not want your neighbors wife and 10 you shall not want anything that your neighbor has.
You see? Now why would they do that? Well the bible clearly states that anyone who worships statues becomes the enemy of God. So if you look at the Catholic Church, the Maria prayer they teach you and all the saints the Catholic Church teaches you to follow. It’s not so strange that they removed this commandment, you can easily mislead people that don’t know better correct? So likely it’s for you not to know about it and so follow their false teachings.
I’m sure their are more signs that will show you that the Catholic Church is not what it wants you to believe. The bible talks about this kind of church, the church that appears to be following God but will lead many people astray from the truth. Read the book of revelation and you will see.
After that bible study I decided that I did not want to be Catholic and that was the start of my change. Now I know that there are many Christian churches that also have false prophets and teachings, the bible also talks about that. However know that the entire Catholic Church goes behind the same believe and practices the same rituals. The bible talks about a church that entirely as a church does practices contrary to God teachings as being the antichrist church. The individual churches that go against God are also very wrong, however this is additional to that one complete church against God words. It’s also says that this church will be adorned in purple and adored with precious stones revelation 17:4, well look at the Catholic Church way of clothing.
In general we should always pray to God and stay in communication with God on which church we attend. The bible clearly says this: 1 John 4English Standard Version (ESV)
Test the Spirits: Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Listen I don’t want to push my believe on anybody. It’s each persons choice which road they take in life. I’m just sharing my experience and my reason for becoming a Christian. I’m writing this to share the education and wisdom I received. I was baptized as a Christian years ago which was a decision I made because of the revelation God shared with me. I however believe that God loves people overall, however he hates our sin its our choice if we change that yes or no.
Often times I hear people say: how can a loving God send people to hell. Well my believe is that: God sends nobody to hell. Because of God’s love for us he gives us signs and other people that talk to us about him and the only way of salvation. However God does not push himself on nobody, he lovingly gives each person the choice to choose his own destination. He that does not want to listen to the wise counsel given chooses himself to go to hell. He who listens and believes in Jesus Christ in his heart chooses Jesus the only way to heaven. In this world we often look for people to blame for our own poor choices, it’s easy to blame anybody else but yourself . However a wise person takes responsibility for his own acts and consequences of those acts and chooses his steps wisely and listens to wise counsel.
It’s your choice – I advise you choose Christ his love compares to no other. Be blessed.
God loves you much❤️
Saludos Romy Ras