Roman Catholicism: Merger Of Paganism And Christianity

So now that we know that paganism came from ancient Babylon and spread throughout the earth, lets learn how paganism then infiltrated Christianity itself. In the 4th century Constantine was the Emperor of Rome. It is often said that he converted from a pagan sun worshiper of Mithraism to Christianity and made Christianity the state religion of Rome. The truth is that Constantine was your typical politician seeking power. As a political strategy, he sought to unite his empire by merging the Christian faction of his empire with the pagan faction of his empire. Mithra was the god of the pagans, which was the sun god. The pagans got to keep many of their traditions while the Christians got to keep many of their names and terminology such as the name of Jesus. So Paganism got dressed up in Christian clothing. It was a compromise by both parties that allowed Constantine to grow his empire and acquire more power. 

It was the beginning of the great falling away spoken of in the scriptures. Instead of Christianity remaining separate and holy from the world, it joined the world in its customs and practices in the worship of their God. In 325 AD, Constantine convened the Council of Nicea which was designed to unify the doctrines of this new state religion of pagan Christianity. There were many issues settled in this council such as the doctrine of the Trinity, the calendar, the Sabbath day, Christmas, Easter, and the renouncing of so called "Judaizers" as heretics.

Constantine could see that Christianity was force to be reckoned with. The more persecution it endured, the stronger it got. Christianity also threatened the so called divine right of the King. Pagan beliefs affirmed the divine right of the King by worshiping the King as a god himself among the other gods that they worshiped. So what better way to deal with this problem than by proclaiming Christianity as the state religion while corrupting its doctrines and practices at the same time? Constantine combined church and state and he was the head of this new church/state structure. The Roman Empire became the Holy Roman Empire. This system gradually evolved into what we know today as the Catholic Church. This church had no competitors until the protestant reformation. If you opposed the church, you weren't another denomination, you were a heretic and not considered a christian. 
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