Dear Dr. Stoll,
Thank you for sending me the audiocassette. I agree with most
of what you said. In fact, it was so good, I would send it to
Dr. John Stoll to convince him that his use of MBTI came from
the very deceptions of Satan that you articulated in your sermon!
You even used some of the same Scriptures I would have used.
But this left me all the more perplexed that you would give space
to the very seducing spirits you warn about.
I am so glad that you quoted Genesis 3:15, as I most certainly
affirm that you are correct in identifying that it is Christ
who crushes the head of Satan. But I would like to affirm you
even more in stating that Satan who is the arch Deceiver has
performed one of his greatest feats through the Roman Catholic
Church by claiming that it is Mary who crushes the head of Satan.
Here is the proof:
TITLE: LIGHT FROM THE ALTAR OF THE ROMAN
It is often said of organizations that speak out against Catholicism,
that we are ill-informed of what Rome really teaches. So, I have
decided to go to her manuals and teaching sources and let Rome
speak for herself. The following quotes are taken from The Manual
of the Holy Catholic Church: Embracing Light From the Altar or
The True Catholic in the Church of Christ. This book was written
in 1920 by Rev. James J. McGovern, D.D., published with the approbation
of the most Rev. James Edward Quigley, D.D., archbishop
of Chicago. It contains the approval of several bishops and archbishops,
as well as the approval of the Vatican itself. It was published
by the Duggan Publishing Co. of Chicago and Buffalo. In the preface,
'....It is to be regretted that THERE BE MANY CATHOLICS
WHO ARE NOT CONVERSANT WITH THE TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES OF THE
CHURCH, and are unable to explain the truths they profess to
believe. FOR THESE AND ALL OTHERS seeking more knowledge, `THE
MANUAL OF THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH` has been published as A LAMP
OF FAITH which it is hoped will KINDLY LIGHT THE WAY OF TRUTH
which leads to the Eternal Happiness of Heaven" (Emphasis
Lets look at more light from the altar of
the Catholic church. On page 226, we read:
"God, by a meek maid, conquered the rebellious spirit
who thought to be as the Most High, and crushed with Mary's heel
the serpent's head. She was the sole triumph of the four thousand
years before her birth and of the two thousand years that followed.
Never again shall we see an Immaculate One upon the earth."
According to Rome, it was Marys heel that
crushed the serpents head. Genesis 3:15 tells us a different
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and
between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and
thou shalt bruise his heel.
It is apparent from the scriptures that it was not the woman
that bruised the head of the serpent, but rather, her seed.
Galatians 3:16 tells us that seed was Christ. ...He
saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy
seed, which is Christ. Romans 16:20 also makes it clear
that God shall bruise Satan under our feet, and not Mary. And
the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly
Why then does Rome distort the scriptures and put the emphasis
on the woman instead of her "seed"? The reason may
be found in the ancient Babylonian religion. Rome, notorious
for incorporating pagan symbolism into her religion, incorporated
the titles and attributes of many goddesses throughout history.
Hislop, in his book The Two Babylons, notes the similarities
between Romes goddess crushing the head of the serpent,
and other goddesses.
In the upper most story of the tower of Babel,
or temple of Belus, Diodorus Siculus tells us there stood three
images of the great divinities of Babylon; and one of these was
of a woman grasping a serpents head. Among the Greeks
the same thing was symbolised; for Diana, whose real character
was originally the same as that of the great Babylonian goddess
was represented as bearing in one of her hands a serpent deprived
of its head. (76-77)
By Rebecca A. Sexton, Former Catholics For Christ
Excerpted from http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/rc143.htm
From your sermon tape, you would have to agree that the above
account depicting Mary as the one who crushes the head of Satan
is another gospel. So in keeping with Paul's injunction to expose
them and mark them which cause divisions, I trust that you would
correctly identify the Roman Catholic Church as one of the main
deceivers you rightly preached on in your sermon The Conflict
Through The Ages, and mark the Roman Catholic Church, the
next time you preach this sermon. I am sure you would agree as
your sermon declares this interpretation does violence to the
Doctrine and clear meaning of the passage of Genesis 3:15-17.
With great dismay you rightfully pointed out that something
like a hundred and fifty of the top best sellers over a hundred
year period around the time of your quote, that NONE were written
to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. So am surprised you did not
mention a few of those titles such as Darwin's Origin of the
Species and Carl Jung's books that spawned MBTI that you defend!
In any case, if you are so disturbed that none of these best
sellers glorified Christ, why would you not mention Carl Jung
as one of those authors who clearly did not glorify Jesus Christ?
It is extremely ironic that you would mention Tim LaHaye on
your tape, who apparently was also a speaker at the same event.
It is Tim LaHayes Four Temperaments which are directly
derived from the pagan deceptive philosophies you rightly denounce.
And here is the proof. And I personally know where he stands
because he taught these seminars at Campus Crusade for Christ
International at Arrowhead Springs, CA, Summer 1969, and read
his book on the subject. When I think back at this I am astonished
that no one confronted him about these theories!
Finally I would like to say that I do not wish to personally
attack you, as I am sure you are very kind and generous person.
And were I to hear just your sermon and read some of your straight
Biblical apologetics, I would even find myself promoting your
work and message. But then you bring forth ideas, and the very
deceptions of Satan that you sternly warn against. But you don't
bring them out to expose, but rather you integrate them to Christianity,
and very skillfully. You have very impressive credentials, but
with both a Masters and Phd, and years of ministry, I expect
only the pure and unadulterated Gospel. But in mixing the world's
philosophies with Christianity, you cause great confusion and
would be a stumbling block to many younger believers who are
expecting you to teach only the pure milk and meat of God's Word.
You say that is what you are doing, but I have had a number of
mature Christians and ministry leaders read your materials, and
it is clear to them that you are integrating principles of this
world and Satan with the Scripture. A normal reading of your
texts would reveal this. So, I wish there were a more gentle
way of telling you this, but by simultaneously promoting the
very people and ideas you elsewhere decry, renders you double-minded.
It is almost like you are two different people. One person who
denounces Carl Jung and exalts Jesus Christ as the Only Way,
and another person who promotes him and many other deceptions
of the Deceiver . So my final appeal to you is to choose this
day whom you will follow, as you can't serve two masters (though
you would say you are only serving one). I pray that it be the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Kindest regards in Christ our Savior and Only Sanctifier,