On the other hand, the Catholic Church was for force. For centuries it had hidden the Bible and refused people the right to read it. The Catholic Church claimed the right to control every single person, organization and government on earth.
Since that time, other nations have learned well from the Catholic Church. Communism, Hitlerism, Pol Pot, Rwanda, the Serbs, Al-Qaeda and militant Muslims and the religious right have all taken their cue from the Catholic Church on how to annihilate and torture those they did not like but want to control.
In the Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, religions began taking their cue from the Catholic Church. Look at the wars between the Muslims and Israelis, etc. The concept is the same. The only barrier keeping most religions from committing the same horrible and detestable acts are the laws of the land. However, in many countries of the world today, the state and the Catholic Church are working together to continue their wicked acts against those who refuse to honor man instead of God. Where the state is controlled by Islam, you have the same atrocities taking place.
I am not defending abortion or homosexuality. However, I am to love and educate, not force and kill. All force and killing for conscience sake is of the devil, no matter what the cause. The Theocracy of God ended with the Jewish nation.
It is not a far leap to go from killing those who are homosexual and provide abortion services, to killing those who keep the 7th day Sabbath instead of the 1st day sabbath of the devil. “He (the United States of America) was given power to give breath to the image (Sunday worship) of the first beast (Catholic Church), so that it (United States) could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.” Revelation 13:15.
You may think that “control” is going to have a bad, mean or sinister look to it. Not at all. Most of the “control” that is going on today is very subtle and under the guise of “good”. Let’s take a look at wickedness and see how it can express itself. You probably have this opinion of the devil as a mean looking, wild animal type always trying to hurt you. But that is what the devil wants you to believe. That is not the truth. He is an angel who is fallen, but still an angel of light.
Remember, he didn’t force angels to follow him, he couldn’t. But he could go up to them and smile, put his arms around them and say, “I love you. It is my highest desire to see you free from these Ten Commandments that are causing us so much trouble. We are all righteous. We are perfect. We have eternal life and are saved, we can’t fall or sin. What do we need these for? We can worship God on any day of the week. Why do we need this command that tells us we are to keep the 7th day holy? We are to keep every day holy. Let’s see if we can enlighten God and get Him to do away with these silly Ten Commandments. We are angels, we don’t need these rules, we are free.”
“Light-bearer”. Yes, he stood in the presence of God and bore the “light”, the messages, from God to all the angels. That is why the angels trusted him. He came from the throne of God with the messages of God.
If they are not teaching the teachings of Jesus: stop sinning, be perfect and keep the Ten Commandments, including the 7th day (Saturday) Sabbath holy, in order to earn your eternal life, they are not from God. 2 John 1:9. They are not bringing you the message from the throne of God. “For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 11:14, 15.