It's the equivalent of the same bunch of religious Jewish rabbis who, in their fervor to rid themselves of the truth of Jesus Christ, screamed, "Let his blood be on our heads," as they murdered the Lord, their messiah. The doctors of theology, the religious scholars, the heads of the church, the leaders, the arrogant, the 'learned' ... it's always the same crowd, the theological intelligentsia (self-proclaimed) out looking for power, wealth, self-aggrandizement. Wrapped up in Satan's lie. Self-worship. Wanting to BE god rather than worship him.
The Protestant church isn't exempt, either, with its television stars promoting their "Name it and claim it" lies; extracting the last dollar out of little old ladies in exchange for promises of prosperity; phony mass healing services; lavish stories of their trips to heaven; living in mansions with accompanying accoutrements such as planes, boats, lifestyles of the rich and famous; spiritual super stars ...until they meet God face to face.
Excuse me if I'm brutally honest about these people, but I lived in a minister's home - a real minister of the Lord. Believe me, I can tell the difference. My father lived what he preached. When you live in the same house with people, it's got to be the real thing. There's no faking it.
It's incredibly painful for me to watch what passes for "Christian" in this world. The Power Players. The Power Christians. The "Leaders." This is the same bunch of phonies that is coming together to form the new world religion: apostates from every branch of Christianity, led by the whore, the Vatican.
And guess what small group of Christians will be ostracized and hated by the new world church and the government? The born again Christians...the fundamentalists (those who believe in the fundamental doctrines of the faith). The true church of Jesus Christ. They're already busy preparing to demonize us, as if we would have any part of them.
The part that is so painful is that they may divert some poor souls from ever knowing the truth, the good news of being a Christian. There might be those who are looking for a life-changing relationship with their creator - a personal relationship - and would never find it while being led astray by the false church. It's up to us to find them.
It will be, and is, an honor to be hated and persecuted as was our Lord himself.
And don't forget to ... feed the sheep. Wherever you find them.
You might want to read this article by an ex-Catholic: http://www.raptureready.com/soap/heron6.html