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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Witchcraft of Roman Catholicism: Holy steps in Rome claims to have blood stains of Jesus

Holy steps in Rome claims to have blood stains of Jesus

Nine years shorter in Purgatory. Thats what Catholics get for each step they climb on their knees in a Vatican staircase, claimed to have been transported to Rome from Jerusalem.

Catholics who have believed the lies, perform religious rituals at the «Sacred Steps» in Rome.
The so-called «Sacred Steps» in Rome is supposed to be the staircase from Pontius Pilate’s mansion, on which the Catholics are told Christ was made to walk on his knees, carrying the cross.
People still walk on their knees on those 30 odd steps as a mark of Jesus’ sacrifice for mankind. And there are 4 places on the stairs that are encased in gold-framed glass, supposed to be places where drops of Jesus’ blood fell.
How Pilate’s staircase came to Rome?
Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine, brought it from wherever she might have found it.
In the Catholic Church, plenary indulgence can be granted for climbing the stairs on the knees. Pius VII on 2 September 1817 granted those who ascend the stairs in the prescribed manner an indulgence of nine years for every step. Finally Pius X, on 26 February 1908, granted a plenary indulgence to be gained as often as the stairs are devoutly ascended after confession and communion.
Not a few popes are recorded to have performed this pious exercise; Pius IX, who in 1853 entrusted the Passionist Fathers with the care of the sanctuary, ascended the Holy Stairs on 19 September 1870, the eve of the entrance of the Piedmontese into Rome.
There are replicas (holy copies) of these Holy Stairs at Lourdes, France; St. Anne de Beaupre, Canada; Tytuvenia, Lithuania; Abruzzi, Italy; Nasonville, Rhode Island and at St. Patrick’s.
My comment:
First:
There is no words in the Bible, about Jesus being dragged in a staircase in the Governor`s palace in Jerusalem. And if there ever was such a staircase, how did it end up as a pagan Roman Queens possession, more than 300 years after the life of Jesus?
Second:
And if there were blood in this staircase, how did anyone come to know if the blood was of Jesus? No one had His DNA-profile.
Since Pilate washed his hands of Jesus, would it not be reasonable, that someone would have cleaned up the mess in the staircase?
Third:
Frankly, it is more than unlikely that the Governor would make his presumed blood stained staircase into a «Museum» for a Jew the Jewish crowed wanted to get rid off, and the Roman soldiers crucified.
Forth:
In Mathew 28 you can read how the chief priests and the Jewish elders tried their best to blot out any traces and evidences of a risen Messiah, a cover-up that was supposed to have pleased Pilate.
Fifth:
How do you transport a staircase? I guess it must have been difficult to demolish? Was the building also demolished, and a proper copy of the castle built in Rome, to fit the staircase?
Six:
Jesus did not redeem mankind in the presence of Pilate, and any penance in such a staircase that will redeem the dead Catholics from «purgatory» is not-Biblical non sense.
The Vatican is cheating. The pagans claimed to be «Christians» has built a religion around a copy-cat Jesus, and religious rituals based on fabricated stories that perverts the truth.


68 Responses to Holy steps in Rome claims to have blood stains of Jesus

  1. Zuriel-Matt7:24 says:
    Dear Ivar,
    Shalom and Praise The LORD JESUS CHRIST.
    One thing everyone should never forget in their life time is that “IT IS NOT BY WORKS, BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED”
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
    Rom 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
    Rom 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
    Rom 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
    Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
    Rom 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
    Rom 4:3 For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
    Rom 4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
    Rom 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
    Tit 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
    Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
    Tit 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior;
    Tit 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    • Jason S. says:
      Before you start trying to explain your opinion on something, you may want to do a little research first. If you did your research prior to writing, this would be far less embarrassing for you. First and foremost, Helen was not a Pagan Roman Queen, SHE IS A SAINT-SAINT HELENA!! Helen converted to Christianity and had a great deal of influence over her son, Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Helen went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and is actually credited by many for finding the cross that Christ was crucified on-this however has not been substantiated. Most importantly, HELEN MADE CHRISTIANITY THE OFFICIAL RELIGION OF ROME IN 325 AD. When I have more time to write, I’ll discredit your theory on Christ not having to walk up Stairs prior to Pontious Pilot washing his hands and sealing Christ’s fate to Crucifixion.
      • Sharon L. Wilder says:
        Thank you, thank you, I do hope you have more time to answer to some of the naysayers.
        I am leaving for rome italy may 4th and do indeed climb up every step on my knees. the people who chose to deny saint helena,I shall pray for them.
        God Bless you my friend.
  2. Salman Khan says:
    In the Catholic Church?
  3. TONY DIAMOND says:
    this ghastly monstrosity is a totally evil blasphemy by Rome, and they shall receive the greater judgement as a result. how did these MARBLE steps come to be in Pilate’s mansion in Jerusalem? and how were they discovered by Constantines wife (or mother?) in 325 ad? this was, presumably, the same woman who identified the BURNING BUSH in Sinai. and how were these stairs transported back to Rome? with the blood of Jesus still visible? and this blood is STILL visible after 1977 years (give or take?)? pull the other one-it’s got bells on.
    love to all
    tony
    • ivarfjeld says:
      Dear Tony.
      Shalom, and welcome to this site.
      This staircase in Rome is religious fraud. I hope and pray that the Catholics will open their eyes, and find Jesus from Nazareth. Amen.
    • Sharon L. Wilder says:
      mr. diamond.
      I suggest that you bone up on your history of Rome. They were a society who built buildings and ect. that even our so called brilliant people cannot figure out.today.
      God Bless you mr. diamond,
  4. Joe says:
    There’s no doubt in my mind the stairs are a fraud, as most religious relics are, but you act like the romaan’s couldn’t have moved these steps without resorting to black magic. I assure you, they brought much larger and more awesome things to rome than some stairs. Constantine’s mother was christian, and so she would have made pilgramage to rome and brought back the stairs she thought were sacred. Finally, just because something’s not described in the “good book” doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I personally believe it doesn’t mean it DID happen. I support your statement that the stairs are fraud, but you really need to think about your supporting claims before you just throw them out there….
    • ivarfjeld says:
      Dear Joe.
      Shalom, and welcome to this site.
      The real issue is Rome it self. Why, and when did God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob changed his mind, and moved from Jerusalem to the Vatican?
      2 Kings 21:7
      He took the carved Asherah pole he had made and put it in the temple, of which the LORD had said to David and to his son Solomon, “In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.
      1 Chronicles 23:25
      For David had said, “Since the LORD, the God of Israel, has granted rest to his people and has come to dwell in Jerusalem forever,
      2 Chronicles 33:4
      He built altars in the temple of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “My Name will remain in Jerusalem forever.”
      Psalm 125:2
      As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.
      Joel 3:20
      Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations.
      The Pope and his children, has created their own religion with a “Jesus” copy in the center. Made their own temple in a pagan city, and claim that their leader is “The Holy father”.
  5. sueliz1 says:
    I agree Ivarfejeld
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  7. Josephmsc says:
    One thing fundamentalists don’t seem to grasp is that God “in the fullness of time” sent his son. In other words, the Christian religion is essentially a historical religion, as in the Old Testament: the God of your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The fact is Jesus Christ, our Saviour entered into time — not something that many evangelicals seem to pay much cognisance to. But you see St John relishing this is 1 John 1:1. It’s as if he wants us to ‘touch’ Jesus. Rome happened to be the most powerful center in the world at that “[fullness of] time”. Jerusalem will always be “true pole of all the earth, the great King’s city” Psalm 48:3, since salvation comes from the Jews and it would not be right for a prophet to die outside of Jerusalem. But then you should read the opening chapter of Acts: The Gospel would spread out from Jerusalem, Judah, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Saul Paul made the smart decision to preach the Gospel in Rome and beyond. That his life ended there according to the early fathers and that ther is archeolgical evidence of the tomb of St Peter, it was logical for the first CHristians to build the church on that site: See Ephesians 2:20. That’s if you accept the premise that CHristianity is a historical religion.
  8. olivia says:
    HAVE YOU EVER CLIMBED THE HOLY STEPS??? The feeling you get while climbing them is almost breathtaking and it feels extremely holy. And prayer comes extremely easily. Even if Jesus hadn’t actually set foot on those particular steps, wouldnt the fact that thousands of Catholics have rediscovers or immensly strengthened their faith while on those very steps make it a very holy place?? The thousands of people who endured the pain, realizing that it is only a fraction of what Jesus endured for our Salvation? Think about it. Even if it is just a symbol, it is a replication of the most immense sacrifice ever made, so what arguments against it could really be legitament???????????
    • ivarfjeld says:
      Dear Olivia
      Shalom, and welcome to this site.
      You wrote:
      Even if it is just a symbol, it is a replication of the most immense sacrifice ever made, so what arguments against it could really be legitament???????????
      My comment:
      The truth is not a symbol. The truth is the truth. Since the story of the “Holy steps” in Rome is based on lies, it has no value for the Kingdom of God.
      • Paulo says:
        ivarfjeld;
        The truth is not your truth. What you believe does not mean you are right or wrong. You don’t believe in Christ as the only Son of God. I respect that. But don’t try to convince me that Christ is a fraud as Jewish did more than 2000 years ago. On that time they were affraid of losing the power. How come after everything He did we still have people like you, question Him? I don’t need your answer. As I said I respect your believes and you should do the same to anyone else. Your answer will be requested when you will be in front of the Father. So, leave your life with love, justice. And caring for others. No matter what they are or believe. We are all son of one God.
        God bless you.
  9. Walt Viola says:
    In regards to the first comments on why the steps can not be real, you can always pick out a Protestant. They absolutely hate anything that comes from the Catholic Church. Not sure why they go to Rome at all and don’t go to Germany where their heretic is from (Martin Luther)if they are going to bash everything traditionally Catholic or Rome for that matter.
    They should remember always that the scriptures are Catholic and the true faith is Catholic and until they realize their faith is based on a man (Martin Luther)and not Christ they will return to the only true faith and quit bashing everything Catholic.
    Us Catholics love our traditions including our sacred steps.
    • ivarfjeld says:
      Dear Walt Viola.
      Shalom., and welcome to this site.
      You wrote:
      They should remember always that the scriptures are Catholic and the true faith is Catholic.
      My reply:
      This is a very common misunderstanding. The Bible is a 3.000 year old book. The scriptures was written in Hebrew and Aramaic, not Latin. The Jewish Cannon was completed 1.500 years before there was a Roman Catholic Church, with its center in pagan Rome.
      The Bible was there when Jesus walked the earth. He taught from the Torah in the synagogues. The New testament is basically a confirmation of the Old Testament, where Jesus confirms the scriptures.
      When the New Testament cannon was put together and closed, the Roman Catholic Church did not control the Christian World. In 325 A.D there were multiple synods in the Middle East that did not accept the Bishop of Rome as anything but a puppet for the Emperor of Rome.
      Please read history.
      The Roman Catholic Church captured and lead Western Christianity astray from around 500 A.D. Slowly the idol worshipers lead the whole Europe into the dark ages. But there has always been a Church of true Messianic Baptists, that rejects the falsehood of Rome. People who serve Lord Jesus of the Bible, with all their heart, soul and strength.
      • josephmsc says:
        Ivarfjeld,
        “The Jewish Cannon was completed 1.500 years before there was a Roman Catholic Church, with its center in pagan Rome.”
        I’m really sorry to say this so bluntly, but this is breathtaking ignorance. At least get the millennium right if you can’t get the century.
    • Sharon L. Wilder says:
      Walt,
      very well said,I love my protestant friend as God wants us too.But I get tired of the hacking on my catholic faith.
      Kindly, sharon wilder
    • Catherine says:
      Very well said Walt… All Catholics need to reply:
      The keys to the Church were given to St. Peter, where the
      Holy Father remains – Rome!
      God Bless You!
      Catherine
      • Gloria says:
        Catherine,
        The keys to the church were never given to Peter. Jesus Christ built his church, and Peter recogonized Jesu And the “holy father” is a liar and a sinner, who need Jesus Christ to be saved.
        Jesus, who knew the heart of Peter, was not saying that Peter, the movable and unstable stone, would be the immovable rock upon which the Church would be built. Rather, it would be built upon Jesus and it was this truth that Peter had affirmed what he said to Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” (Matt. 16:16)
        It doesn’t matter if you believe it or not Catherine, it still is the truth.
  10. Alister says:
    If the Stair are not real, but a fraud?? Please explain this article on wikipedia!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scala_Sancta
    The Scala Sancta (English: Holy Stairs, Italian: Scala Santa) are, according to the Christian tradition, the steps that led up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem, which Jesus Christ stood on during his Passion on his way to trial.[1] The stairs were, reputedly, brought to Rome by St. Helena in the 4th Century. For centuries, the Scala Santa has attracted Christian pilgrims who wished to honor the Passion of Jesus.
    It consists of twenty-eight white marble steps, now encased by wooden steps, located in a building which incorporates part of the old Lateran Palace, located opposite the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. They are located next to a church which was built on ground brought from Mount Calvary. The stairs lead to the Sancta Sanctorum (English: Holy of Holies), the personal chapel of the early Popes in the Lateran palace, known as the chapel of St. Lawrence.
    • ivarfjeld says:
      Dear Alister.
      Shalom.
      I have spammed a couple of your messages. They were very long.
      I do not permit papal teaching papers to be published on this site. The comment field is meant to used as a debate field.
      Please makes short comments, and follow the debate at the concerned article.
      In regards to the “Holy steps” in Rome, I do not have to explain an article in Wikipedia. My article is my case to counter the falsehood invented by Rome. You are free to ask questions linked to my article.
      • Ellen says:
        The article in Wikipedia was most likely written by a Catholic anyway–and of course, they are going to try to put this idolatry in its best light. Just part of RCC mysticism. Mysticism appeals to religious impulses that humans are prone to have. While entertaining, they are the devil’s substitute for joy.
  11. Richard says:
    INVENTED!!!! Who the Hell do you think you are??? This Stair in Rome is not invent by the the Vatican or Papal falsehood you ignorant Protestant!!! Plus the fact the wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 18 million articles (over 3.6 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site. Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, ranking around seventh among all websites on Alexa and having 365 million readers. Plus you should be judging the information by its reference…..WE I have check you see if it was sound and reasonable!
    Plus another fact is that a praetorium in the Roman Empire before there was Christianity had stairs to see the riegning governor of the region they rule!!!! Do your RESEARCH!!!!!!!! This is the most ANTI-CATHOLIC and unchristain blog site! I am not Catholic, but I am Eastern Orthodox which 99.9% close to Catholicism, just we don’t have a Pope!! So, am I a False follower of Christianity!
  12. Alister says:
    Don’t blame them fully Richard! They just sola scriptura followers!!!
    In the Bible:
    2 Thess 2:15: “Stand firm and hold fast to the Traditions you were taught, whether by an ORAL STATEMENT or by a letter from us.”
    Phil 4:9: “Keep on doing what you have learned and received and HEARD and SEEN IN ME. Then the God of peace will be with you.”
    1 Corinth 11:2: “I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold fast to the Traditions, just as I handed them on to you.”
    2 Thess 3:6: “We instruct you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to shun any brother who conducts himself in a disorderly way and not according to the TRADITION they received from us.”
    1 Peter 1:25: “…but the Word of the Lord REMAINS FOREVER. This is the Word that has been PROCLAIMED TO YOU (i.e., orally).”
    No where in the Bible does it say Scripture ALONE or Sole Authority!! Show me where it says that compared to these scripture passages prove it!
    • Steve says:
      Matthew 28:18
      Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
      It is Christ Jesus who is the sole authority.
      • Tod says:
        Matthew 28:19-20
        19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
        And yet Jesus passes his sole authority and command to his disciples!! Jesus is sole authority and pass on to those on earth who are his disciples and led by Peter as head of the disciples! Plus your comment still does not explain how the Bible is a sole authority since the Bible was not a book until 5th century. Before that was just word of mouth or orally passed on…..which TRADITION!! Explain that……..
      • Ellen says:
        Tod,
        All authority is given to Messiah’s followers as the Body of Messiah–the Church wherein resides the Holy Spirit (see John 14:16-18). Jesus said that we would be given the Holy Spirit (and it is implied that through the Holy Spirit He would be with us to the end of the age–since He is not now with us in bodily form.) The Apostle Paul teaches in Romans 8:9 that if one does not have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, one is simply NOT a Christian–not part of the Body. It is the Holy Spirit who will guide us into all truth by use of the word that He inspired. (see John 17:17) Those who are not part of the Body have no authority, in this age, to teach anything as coming from G-d. On the other hand, this authority is granted to ALL who follow the truth as presented by the Spirit of Truth (remember, He is there to guide us into all truth–John even teaches in 1 John 2:27 that we have no need of earthly teachers because we have the Holy Spirit). Do not trust what men say–go to the Scriptures yourself and search out these things! That is why we believe in Sola Scriptura and so should you.
        RCC theology is so messed up and the proof of that statement is to observe the acts and the corruption of the RCC down through the centuries. Yeshua observed in Matthew 7:15-20 that we will be known as true believers by our acts.
  13. peter guarino says:
    You are not as smart as you think. Personally I find you to be an ass but thank you for the wonderful picture.
    • Gloria says:
      Peter,
      If you’d like to leave a decent comment, respectfully disagreeing that is fine.
      If you do leave a filthy comment, you will be spammed from this site.
      1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
  14. Naniel says:
    first of all your views are incredibly biased. The romans transported 13 giant obelisks from Egypt to Rome even before the staircase was transported, so the staircase would be a much easier task than those obelisks. Theres no way to prove that the blood stains are/are not Jesus, thus called FAITH. I’ve climbed these steps and have had an unexplainable experience. Even if Jesus wasn’t previously on these steps, every single pope since they were in place has climbed these so it would be considered a very Holy place nevertheless. In my opinion, they should DNA test the blood on the stairs with the Shroud of Turin (which was recently said to be only blood and sweat – dozens of scientists have researched and there is no paint).
  15. sixliner says:
    In God we trust
    Remains a hollow dictum
    Unless we believe
    God is just
    Trusting fully in doing what is just
    May we only claim in God we trust.
  16. marianne says:
    Well if the angels took it to Rome, it is as bad as the night flight of mohammed from Yahrushalayim.
    What a load of hogwash!
    Give me YHVH God’s Word/Torah any time.
    Thanks for the insight, Ivar, someone who really knows where the Truth is.
  17. marianne says:
    More RCC mumbo jumbo. One catholic woman wanted to pay for my sister who has cancer to go on a pilgrimage to Rome & crawl up the stairs & Majigory so she could get healed. Praise Yah she saw the tricks of trying to get people into the bondage of this through promises of healing & if no healing then a passage out of purgatory.
    What a very sad scenario these graphic pictures show.
    I like my logo, Black & white that’s me, no grey area’s.
    • josephmsc says:
      Marianne,
      you might open your mind and do a little research about pilgrimages. You might be surprised to find that pilgrimages are actually mentioned both in the Old Testament and the New. You might also be surprised, if you read your bible carefully and COMPLETELY, which evangelicals don’t actually do, that lots of things you call mumbo jumbo are actually found in Scripture.
      With you, it seems, a little prejudice is a dangerous thing.
    • Pois também eu te digo que tu és Pedro, e sobre esta pedra edificarei a minha igreja, e as portas do inferno não prevalecerão contra ela;
      E eu te darei as chaves do reino dos céus; e tudo o que ligares na terra será ligado nos céus, e tudo o que desligares na terra será desligado nos céus.
      Mateus 16:18
      Pedro assim se tornou o primeiro papa da igreja catolica.
    • Bem,sua irmã poderia também fazer uma peregrinaçao a Lurdes na França,beber da fonte milagrosa.
      • ivarfjeld says:
        Dear Silvio
        Shalom.
        You wrote:
        Well, your sister could also make a pilgrimage to Lourdes in France, the miraculous fountain drink.
        My comment:
        I will have to spam you, if you continue to write in Portuguese. This is a site where English has to be used. I would like to communicate with you in English.
  18. Arthur Barnes says:
    Ivar, you said, “This staircase in Rome is religious fraud.” How do you know this? I’ve read all of your aforementioned responses, so please give some substance to your response. I’d really like to research the topic of the stairs.
  19. Ellen says:
    People, people, people…please wake up and see the horrible idolatry this staircase represents. Why do you think that Hezekiah was commended for destroying (see 2 Kings 18:1-6) the bronze snake that Moses had made?(see Numbers 21:4-9 for the story of why Moses made it). Jesus Himself (in John 3:14) refers to the bronze snake as a type (or SYMBOL) of His Crucifixion for the healing of sinners unto eternal life. IT WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE WORSHIPED AS HAVING ANY POWER IN ITSELF. WE ARE TO WORSHIP GOD ALONE! The Israelites by Hezekiah’s day were worshiping the bronze snake. If this staircase is indeed producing mystical heebie-jeebies then you can be sure it is NOT of G-d. We are not to worship ANY created thing. That is what Yeshua Himself says during His temptation by Satan.
    • SJ says:
      People don’t go to the stairs to worship and praise the stairs. They go to worship and praise the Lord alone. Have you walked up the stairs? Have you experienced it? People aren’t saying that black magic happens and you’re suddenly healed from everything. It’s a faith-based journey. Just like Christianity. It does NOT matter if you are Catholic or Protestant. Our religion is based on Faith. Which really bothers me about people calling these stairs a fraud. If you believe in a Faith based religion where there is no way to scientifically prove if there is or is not a God, then why are so many trying to scientifically prove if these stairs are fraudulent or not. They are just another sector of Faith. I’m Protestant, and I crawled up each step and said each prayer and believed each prayer and have faith in God alone. Your experience on that journey has nothing to do with what Catholics or Protestants as a whole believe but what you believe. If people try so hard to discredit the Catholic and Protestant religions, then who is Christian in that matter? Just because you praise and glorify the God Almighty in different ways, traditions, and sayings makes you no more or less of a Christian. It is what you as an individual believe and have faith in. There are just as many corrupt protestants as there are corrupt Catholics. God is the only judge in this matter. Not you.
      • Ellen says:
        SJ,
        We should need no props to “worship the Lord alone”. I pointed out to you a genuine item (the bronze snake) that Hezekiah destroyed because the people were “venerating” it (read worshiping it). God IS the judge and He has given us His word to “straighten us out”. (see 2 Timothy 3:16) The Hebraic and early Christian mindset would be that these stairs represent rank idolatry.
      • BD says:
        Your words sound like the voice of reason. Thank you, SJ.
  20. Arthur Barnes says:
    Who said anything about idolizing? I’d just like to know why their authenticity is questioned. A lot of middle east artifacts have made their way out of Egypt and into Rome.
  21. Ellen says:
    Hi Arthur,
    What does it matter if they are authentic or not??? (The bronze snake that Hezekiah destroyed was surely authentic.) It is still idolatry to ascribe spiritual power to them–remember, Catholics say that climbing them is supposed to knock off time in purgatory? Purgatory is itself a totally un-Biblical concept that is a construct of the RCC (and one strongly suspects that it was made up in order to sell indulgences). The notion that we must work off sin in purgatory (or have our relatives buy our way out of it by buying an indulgence) totally undercuts the teaching of the free gift of salvation. Purgatory is a doctrine of demons.
  22. Ellen says:
    One last note for those who deride us for our position of Sola Scriptura. Sola Scriptura is only one of the firm stands of the Reformation. The others were Sola Gratia (by grace alone) Sola fide (through faith alone) Solo Christo (in Christ alone) Sola Scriptura (by the teachings of Scripture alone) Soli Deo Gloria (to the glory of God alone). Please don’t follow the traditions and teachings of men that stand against the word of G-d. Be good Bereans and search the Scriptures for yourself–you’ll be glad you did. :-)
  23. Arthur Barnes says:
    Well, being Catholic since birth I’ve learned there are quite a few folks out there who do not share the same interpretation of scripture as Catholics do. However, what I find quite amusing is how this guy Ivar can create this website, populate it with a bunch of nonsense for people like Ellen to get riled over. All he has managed to do is spread a bunch of lies, I bet he’s never even been to this place.
    • Ellen says:
      Hi Arthur,
      I don’t remember getting “riled” with Ivar over anything?
    • Ellen says:
      Arthur, you said: “Well, being Catholic since birth…” You were Catholic before you came to faith in Christ? How can this be since the Bible teaches “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”? (Romans 10:17) A newborn baby has no understanding of language. Are you saying that you can be part of the Catholic church without faith? The Bible clearly teaches that faith is the basis for salvation.
  24. sueliz1 says:
    Arthur.
    Shalom.
    Do you have to go to Paris to know it exists?
  25. Arthur Barnes says:
    What makes you think they’re in Paris? We are talking about the The Scala Santa, or Holy Staircase, Rome?
  26. sueliz1 says:
    I know that. Point being you don’t have to be in a location to know it exists
  27. Arthur Barnes says:
    Mea culpa. I don’t doubt the existence, or the significance of the stairs for that matter. Seems like the original intent of this site was to simply provide an avenue for those wishing to spread lies about Catholics.
  28. sueliz1 says:
    I’m an ex-catholic Arthur. What lies do you speak of?
  29. Sam says:
    One thing I can’t understand, forget about the stairs they are only stairs- where does it say any where in scripture that an ordinary man ( the pope) has the right or authority to decide about the after life, nowhere! Only one person will judges us all and that is the LORD Jesus!
  30. sueliz1 says:
    Dear Sharon and Walt.
    What is a saint? According to scripture every believer is a saint. Not a dead person that performs miracles.
    Sharon, why do you feel you need to climb the stairs on your knees?
  31. Ellen says:
    Perhaps the RCC could purchase the Via Dolorosa from the Israelis? The Israelis would probably sell it for $10 billion or so. :-)
    • Ellen says:
      But the Vatican would have to make a determination of whether they would make their money back on the donations of pilgrims.
  32. Elle says:
    You know guys, to each his own. People believe what they want to believe and who really knows who or what is right anyway? It comes down to respecting each other beliefs which may not be the same as yours, and the world will be a better place.
    • Gloria says:
      Elle,
      Actually it basically comes down to this:
      John 8:24 – “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM He, you will die in your sins.”
      Such a powerful verses to say what Jesus is. He died for my sins and yours Elle, and to believe that “other beliefs” would make the world a better place if we respect them is a lie.
      A world without Jesus is doomed. A sinner without Jesus is doomed. Pick up the Word of God. It is the truth from beginning to end, and it goes for all sinners alike, if you do not accept Jesus, do not accept he died for your sins, do not accept that he is HE, then you are simply doomed. It is with love that Christians say this, because an eternal hell is a horrible place.
      Isaiah 43:10,11 – “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.”
  33. Arrius says:
    Nonsense, the only Roman Saviour whom gave his Blood and existed was “Gaius Julius Caesar”, the Stairways most likely refer to the Blood of Julius Caesar, not his fictional alter-ego Jesus Christ.
  34. Vicki says:
    It’s no use to try and change the opinions of non-believers. The only thing left to do is pray for them and I will.
  35. roseofsharon54 says:
    I discovered this site about an hour ago. I have been reading over the articles that expose the false worship of relics, unsubstantiated relics. I have read name calling such as ” you’re an ass.” You’re a heretic Protestant, catholic…etc. There is enough ignorance to go around whether Protestant, Catholic, Jewish or what ever here. I am not Jewish, but my Lord and Risen Savior Jesus Christ is Jewish. I am not Catholic. I do not pray to Mary. When the Angel told her that she would give birth to the Son of God through the power and overshadowing of the Holy Spirit she said, My soul does magnify THE LORD and I rejoice in God MY SAVIOR. While Mary was a godly young woman and wow what an honor for her to be the temporal mother of Jesus Christ, she was like us, she confessed that God was her Savior. When I pray I can some boldly before the throne of Mercy to find grace in the time of need. I don’t have to count some beads when I pray as Catholics, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhist do. When I need daily forgiveness I do not get into a confessional booth and confess my sins to a man on the other side that is a sinner too. There is only one mediator between God and Man, the man Christ Jesus. When God blesses me there is no need to sprinkle “holy water” what ever that is upon me, nor swing incense over me. Jesus said that he (or she) whom the Son sets free is free indeed! I am free from the ceremonial law. Jesus Christ said, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me. Did he lie? Gods gift of salvation is glorious and wonderful. It is also simple. Jesus did the hard part. We by faith trust in His finished work on the cross, in the grave and when He rose again he concurred death, hell and the grave. God could have provided many paths to Him. But he decided to keep it simple. One way, One Path, Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. No, I am not Protestant either. I personally believe Martin Luther was a heretic. He retained the false belief that babies must be baptized. That is no where in scripture. He taught that salvation was in the sacraments. That is not what Jesus said. Martin Luther hated Jews and believed they should be persecuted and their personal property confiscated. He like John Calvin retained their hatred for the Pope and yet kept false teaching on how one could receive forgiveness of sins. John Calvin, the Church of England and Rome burned, drowned, tortured in the most ungodly of ways, men, women .children,. They were beheaded, boiled, flayed alive. For what? These believers in Christ, the Baptists/Anabaptists didn’t have their babies baptized. That was their crime. Jesus Christ never told his followers to persecute or kill any one. Rather He said that his believers would be persecuted and killed. I am first and foremost a blood bought, Daughter of the Most High God whose name is as He told Moses, I AM THAT I AM. He is my God, he is my King. He is my savior. I did NOTHING to earn or deserve salvation. But when in the Word of God I read that Jesus died and arose again for me, I figured I could take God at His word. After that, I am a Baptist by denomination. But I am not a Baptists that believes only Baptists will be in heaven. Any one who will received Jesus Christ and His gift of salvation by faith…they too will live one day with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord! My Savior wants to be your Savior too. He offers you this gift…Peace to you, His peace.
    (It would be great if there was no more name calling here.)
  36. Sr.Newk says:
    Well said Rose! Anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit within them are essentially the living dead, where they are alive physically, but their soul is dead which leads to a one way path to hell for eternity.
    Accept Jesus Christ as their savior, read the scriptures and learn to understand them and live their life to become a servant for Jesus Christ. In Jesus name, pray and give praise to God everyday, repent and ask for His forgiveness of sin, and ask for His guidance to become a better Christian for Jesus Christ.
  37. Tatiana says:
    Did you know that you need to know in order for you to note that the mixed martial owes much more to him.
    After this round, you get the much needed expertise in needed arenas.
    Mauresmo is a two-time grand slam singles champion, winning a unanimous decision.
  38. tom says:
    Its a set of stairs, thats all, whether Jesus walked up them or not its still just a set of stairs ! Follow Jesus not stairs or silly relics.
  39. tomsk says:
    However, bible-believing Christians should understand that the Roman Catholic Church follows what is called the Magisterium. This is the interpretation of Scripture through a man-made lens (made up of the Pope and former popes when they speak/spoke Ex Cathedra – from the “chair” infallibly – and the teachings of Bishops through the years including all the councils and tradition). This means that Roman Catholics practicing their faith as prescribed by Rome cannot go to the Bible via the Holy Spirit to directly hear and understand God’s Word, but they must allow the “Magisterium” to interpret it for them. This helps to explain the plethora of false teachings that Rome continues to propagate and why she cannot change them without completely dismantling the entire religion. This is all outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. A few articles are contained in this alert that show many false teachings contrary to Scripture such as worship of the wafer and transubstantiation, Mary worship and Contemplative spirituality are alive and well in the Roman Church.


    Sun god worship and the mark of the beast

    March 20, 2012
    The Egyptians worship sun as “Ra”. The Pope use the symbol in the Eucharist, and the Americans worship it on their dollar bill.
    Horus as the Falcon god of Egypt, having the sun god as his head and Father.
    There is an amazing similarity between the worship of the pagan sun god and money.
    The symbol of the sun “god” is found on the US dollar bill. You can not buy or sell anything without a grand or two. Earlier the US dollar reflected the value of the US gold reserves in Forth Knox.
    The sun god is lifted up on the US dollar note. The stars and Heavenly hosts are adored and worshiped.
    The same sun god symbol is also carried just above the forehead of every US General.
    General Petreaus with the symbol of the sun god just above his forehead.
    General Douglas MacArthur had this symbol on his cap when he executed the orders to bomb Hiroshima and Nagazaki. General David Petraus has been the US field commander both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Take a look at his cap.
    The uniform cap of General Douglas MacArthur.
     Deuteronomy 4:19
    And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
    The Pope has his own version. He demands that all “Christians”must bow before this symbol to accept “Christ”.
    The sun god worshiped was tried mixed into "Christianity" in Rome.
    The sun god and the high priest of pagan Egypt. Not so different from other pagan priests sitting on thrones.
     Jeremiah 8:2
    They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped. They will not be gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
    Written by Ivar

    Hitler had a Sun god symbol on his uniform cap

    March 20, 2012
    Roman Catholic Adolf Hitler placed two marks on the uniform cap on all his officers.
    Look at the symbol in Hitlers cap.
    One of the mark was death, symbolized with a skull. The other, is the mark of the beast from ancient Egypt. Also used in the Vatican in the Eucharist.
    Lets take a close up look at Hitlers cap:
    Nazi-leader Adolf Hitler.
    Look at this cap and think about the Eucharist kept in the golden lamp stand.
    Horus as a falcon, carrying his father the sun on his head.
    All who are familiar with Roman Catholic theology, know the true meaning of the Eucharist. Jesus is suppose to come physically into the round wafer. Since Jesus can only be physically present in Heaven to his second coming, the Eucharist represent a false Messiah. A replacement of Jesus of the Bible.
    The symbol in Hitlers cap and the “wafer Messiah” placed in a monstrance is one and the same.
    A typical Roman Catholic monstrance. Even the crescent moon that holds the symbol of the sun is present.
    Adolf Hitler was a Roman Catholic, who swallowed the false-Messiah.
    The Pope bow down to the Eucharist.
    The crescent moon, the sun and the glory. All in the Eucharist.
    The ancient symbol of the sun "god" worshipers in Assyria.
    The Eucharist in the form of a pagan sun wheel, used by the sun worshipers in Assyria.
    Some Evangelical Christians have told me, that we you bow down to the Eucharist, you receive the mark of the beast.  You have been deceived to accept an antichrist, and you will mislead others to do the same.
    Keeping this in mind, I took a look at the marks Hitler placed on the cap of all German Nazi-officers. There is a lot of “crosses”. But one mistakenly looks like the Roman Catholic symbol of the sun, worshiped in the name of “Christ”. 
    The two Nazi cap symbols are the symbols of death and the beast. They are both used in the book of Revelation to explain the army of horror that will led people into the trap of Satan.  And significant: The Nazis and their allied Japan captured about a fourth of the Globe.
     Revelation 6:8
    So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
    SS General Heinrich Luitpold Himmler had the symbol of death in his cap, a skull.
     Heinrich Himmler was born in Munich to a conservative, Roman Catholic, Bavarian middle-class family. His father was Joseph Gebhard Himmler, a secondary-school teacher and principal of the prestigious Wittelsbacher Gymnasium. His mother was Anna Maria Himmler (née Heyder), a devout Roman Catholic.
    Source: Wikipedia.

    Roman Catholic priests parade a skull on their shoulders through the streets of France.


    The Nazi SS offices carried the symbol of death just above their forehead. They worshiped death, and they harvested death.
    You have to be careful who you wine and dine with. Himler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
    The Roman Catholic Himler and the Grand Mufti agreed that the Jews where their common enemies.
    In the book of revelation death and the false prophet rides the beast together. In many ways Hitler was a false prophet.
    He claimed to represent God, and wanted to build the 1000 years millennium kingdom on Earth. Hitler prophesied victory over evil (the Jews), and promised to bring peace to Europe and the World. Many Kings supported him, in particular in the Catholic and Islamic World. The same Kingdoms who now tries to deny or fight the return of the Messiah, our King and Judge.
     Revelation 19:19
    Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army.
    The beast who brought the false Nazi-prophet to power was the ruler in the Vatican. The false prophet perished, and the best got fatally wounded. But the beast is not dead. It will serve Lucifer and his final antichrist to the very end of the age.
    Written by Ivar