Cries of "Intolerant!" and Demetrius the Silversmith
Excerpted from, The Roman Catholic "Church" is Not Christian..Note: Concerning these last days, the Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 24:4, Take heed that no man deceive you. People are being deceived into thinking that the Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church when its precepts clearly show that it is not. This article is not about being "intolerant" or "anti-Catholic" -- it is about being "ANTI-DECEPTION" AND, "HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN FOR ALL PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, NOT MAN!"...
A NOTE ABOUT CRIES OF "INTOLERANCE" AND "ANTI-CATHOLIC!"
Those in leadership who would cry out with words like, "Intolerant!" and "Anti-Catholic" bring to mind Demetrius the silversmith who made silver shrines for the goddess Diana. People were hearkening to the truth of the gospel and it was taking money out of his pocket because saved people (Christians) don't waste their time, money, minds, etc. on idols and the worship thereof. They have found out the truth and are going forward. [note: Deceivers make a lot of money stringing people along in deception. Deception is how they make their money and get their adoration from the people.]Acts 19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
Acts 19:25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, YE KNOW THAT BY THIS CRAFT WE HAVE OUR WEALTH.
Acts 19:26 MOREOVER YE SEE AND HEAR, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, THIS PAUL HATH PERSUADED AND TURNED AWAY MUCH PEOPLE, SAYING THAT THEY BE NO GODS, WHICH ARE MADE WITH HANDS:
Acts 19:27 SO THAT not only THIS OUR CRAFT IS IN DANGER TO BE SET AT NOUGHT; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
There is a lot of money to be made in religion and a lot of power in having a bunch of adherents (like a billion spread out all over the world spending their money and time on their religious rituals) that listen to your every command. Those of the deception craft will pull any trick out of the hat--including epithets and inflammatory catchwords--like "intolerant" and "anti-Catholic"--in order (1) to make truth tellers look unjust in the eyes of the deceived and thereby (2) to keep deceived people from listening to the truth so that the deceived people can stay deceived and paying for masses that won't do one bit of good, buying statue idols that anger God, and many other such things that drown men in destruction and perdition. These tactics go WAY back--even back to 1835 when Samuel Breese Morse (inventor of Morse Code) mentioned their usage in America in his day (emphases ours)--And Americans will not be cowed into silence by the cries of persecution, INTOLERANCE, bigotry, fanaticism, and such puerile catchwords, perpetually uttered against those who speak or write ever so calmly against the dangers of Popery.
(Imminent Dangers to the Free Institutions of the United States Through Foreign Immigration, and the Present State of the Naturalization Laws. A Series of Numbers Originally Published in the New-York Journal of Commerce [Number VI] by Samuel Breese Morse)
Samuel Finley Breese Morse in the year 1835, on the cries of "Intolerance!" Intolerance
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