EXPOZING SATANIC RELIGIONS;
EXPOZING CULT CATHOLIC’S RELIGION
The true God of the Bible is not the god Catholics Worship and the Mary of the Bible is Not the Virgin-Mary the Catholics worship.
Why Catholics end up in HELL
“And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” —John 8:45
Catholics Following Men’s Traditions Instead of God’s Word.
Honestly I have been wondering how I can tell the truth to my brothers and sisters in Catholic Church but I had not got time and now that I have got time, let me inform you Catholics so that you may escape the coming wrath of God. It’s not I hate the catholic brothers and sisters but I do love them so that they may see the plain truth that where they are, it’s a wrong path and a wrong gospel that came through Satan and his demons to deceive many. And many people are following this satanic religion and about 2 billion people today follow Catholics religion and are heading to Hell. This is what Paul said…
NO OTHER GOSPEL
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
I want you to know, brothers and sisters that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. Galations1; 6-12.
Now the gospel of the Catholics about 7 sacraments, Praying to the Rosary, Asking Virgin Mary to pray for them, praying to the dead Spirits is another gospel that came from Satan which is not the gospel of Christ Jesus rather a heresy, demonic and leading the masses to HELL…
MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS OF THE BIBLE IS NOT THE VIRGIN MARY CATHOLICS WORSHIP;
Mary did not pray to the Rosary because the Rosary was invented when Mary was already in Heaven, Mary was also in the Apostles waiting for the Holy Spirit baptism by Jesus Christ.
Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. Acts1; 12-14. Here Mary here is also praying just like any of us and she was also praying Apostles but Apostles were not praying to her. Therefore considering the profile of Virgin Mary the Catholics worship and the Mary of the Bible these two are distinct. And Mary of the bible is not the Virgin Mary Catholics worship.
Mary of the Bible is not Virgin Mary of the Catholics, the Mary of the Bible was only honored and recognized as the Mother of Jesus Christ and therefore Mary had no role to play as an intercessor in Heaven for Believers, in fact Jesus Christ had rebuked people for exalting her Mother as if she was very important than anyone.
While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who my brothers are?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”Mathew12; 46-50.
Jesus Christ here was very clear about his word that Mary was just like any other Person who needed to believe in him as her savior to do the will of Father in heaven then be recognized as a Mother in Christ. So Mary also needed A Savior just like any other person and also she was not given any Role in heaven. Jesus Christ is the only King of Heaven and the Mediator and Prays for the Christians who come to believe in him as their Lord and the Saviour.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 1Timothy2; 5.
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made youe known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John17; 20-26.
Actually Jesus Christ only prays to those who the Heavenly Father has given to him through the Grace to receive salvation in Christ Jesus and be Born Again. Just Know Jesus Christ does not pray for the world but he prays for the people who have come to be Born Again in his Spirit and truth. This also points out that Mary was also a disciple like any of us here to be prayed for by Jesus Christ the highest priest we have, meaning these things of Catholics use to pray to virgin Mary is their own doctrine from Underground by the Devil. So Mary of the Bible is NOT the Virgin Mary of the Catholics talk about and pray to. This is total nonsense.
Catholics engage in endless praise of Mary. When a woman praised Jesus’ mother to his face, Jesus Christ rebuked her and encouraged her to obey the word of God and observe it “While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.” But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”” Luke 11:27-28.
The God of the bible condemns the idol worshiping and pictures that may represent anything to be worshiped and be admired therefore the Catholics are not worshiping the Living God of the Bible. Because God condemns all that nonsense the Catholics hold in their religion.
And God spoke all these words:
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Exodus20; 1-7
I don’t mean to be unkind by saying that Catholics are going to Hell; but rather, to speak the truth and warn you of the judgment to come (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:15). The modernistic idea that we should all refrain from criticizing anyone else’s religion is a completely evil New World Order philosophy. I’m going to speak the truth of God’s Word, even if it offends you. I am going to warn you that you are on a wrong road, headed for the bottomless pit, even if you hate me for it. I am telling you the truth. Catholicism is a manmade religion that cannot save you. There is NO salvation in the Catholic Church; only idolatry, worshipping of the dead, heathendom, rituals, vain repetitions and doctrines of devils (1st Timothy 4:1). Salvation is NOT found in any religion; but rather, in a Person, the precious Lord Jesus Christ!
Billions of lost sinners are dying in their sins and plunging into Hell because of the lying Popes and priests who deceive them. Romans 10:3, “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Jesus warned about following the commandments of men (Mark 7:6-13).
Matthew 23:13, “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” Woe until the Catholic Church and their idolatrous worship of idols and images! Exodus 20:4-5 (the second of the Ten Commandment) strictly forbids even BOWING to images. The Vatican has deceitfully removed the 2nd Commandment in their Hellish Catechism!
Trusting Upon Works Salvation (self-righteousness)
Satan is a master of deception!!! The Word of God states in 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”
Catholicism preaches ANOTHER GOSPEL and has ANOTHER SPIRIT. The Gospel (Catechism) of Catholicism REQUIRES a person to be water baptized into the Catholic Church to go to Heaven. Catholics are also REQUIRED to keep the Seven Sacraments to go to Heaven. These Sacraments include being confirmed by the priest, regular confession to the priest, regular observance of the Holy Eucharist with the priest, last rites by the priest, etc. The Catholic means of salvation; therefore, weighs heavily upon the Catholic priest.
Catholics are also REQUIRED to do good works to go to Heaven. Ask the average Catholic about faith verses works and they’ll admit that they’re trusting in FAITH AND WORKS to save them (which Romans 11:6 states is impossible). Romans 4:5 states in no uncertain terms, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
When James spoke of being justified by “works,” he was clearly speaking about being justified in the eyes of MEN … “I will shew thee my faith by my works” (James 2:18). Also, James was writing to believers; not the unsaved (James 2:1, “My Brethren…”). With God we are justified by faith; but with men by works, because men cannot see our heart as God can (1st Samuel 16:7).
Here is PROOF that James wasn’t teaching works salvation … “Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?” (James 2:21). Isaac? We read in Genesis 15:6 concerning Abraham, “And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” Abraham was saved by faith alone in the Lord. Isaac wasn’t even born until Genesis 21:3. Clearly, James is referring to two different types of justification here. In Genesis 15, Abraham is justified with God by faith ALONE; BUT in Genesis 22, Abraham’s faith is justified by works in the eyes of men.
Catholicism’s spirit is one of idolatrous adoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In fact, it is a spirit of demonism (1st Timothy 4:1), as is evident by the vain repetition of 53 “Hail Marys” in a standard Rosary prayer. Jesus condemned vain repetitious prayers (Matthew 6:7). Yet, they moan like a cult of Satan worshippers. Catholics have statues galore. Oh, how rebellious and sinful are the hearts of Catholics! They have religion without truth, churchianity without Christianity, and crucifixes without Christ.
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” Philippians 2:10
Churchianity without Christianity
We also read in 2nd Corinthians 11:13-14, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
Let me ask you a question friend. What religion, or group of ministers, are the above Scriptures warning us about? Most people would agree that Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are false prophets. BUT, what about Catholicism? How does Catholicism compare to God’s Word? Not very well.
Matthew 23:9 forbids addressing any priest as “Father.” 1st Timothy 4:1-3 warns of false prophets who would teach “doctrines of devils.” What are those devilish doctrines? 1st Timothy 4:3 tells us, “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats…”
The Catholic Churches’ practice of celibacy is DEMONIC! Catholics are not allowed to eat certain meats on Fridays. This teaching is DEMONIC! Matthew 6:7 forbids praying in vain repetitions; but that is exactly what Catholics do.
Exodus 20:4-5 prohibits bowing to graven images; yet, Catholics defiantly bow anyway, and then have the audacity to blaspheme God by saying it’s not idolatry.
There are 1,000 things wrong with the Catholic religion!
The Catholic Church is Straight Out of the Pits of Hell.
I am being your friend by telling you the truth. Catholicism is religion, no more. Religion won’t forgive your sins or take you to Heaven. You need to be born-again by the Spirit of God.
Jesus plainly stated in John 4:24 that you cannot worship God in heresy. You MUST worship God in Truth! Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6). God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17). If you’ve never received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then I plead with you now to trust upon the Lord to forgive your sins.
Catholics are going to Hell because they have chosen to follow the traditions of men, instead of obeying the gospel of Jesus Christ. Salvation is without works of self-righteousness (Romans 10:3-4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23), freely offered (Romans 10:13), and freely received (Revelation 22:17). We are saved by HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, i.e., the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 6:33). Our part is simply to believe on Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, to forgive our sins (Acts 10:43; John 20:31; John 1:12).
Many people view religion as a good therapy, a necessary part of life; but they deny the saving power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, just as 2nd Timothy 3:5 says, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” Religion cannot take you to Heaven. You need to be born-again by the Spirit of God, by the Seed of God’s Word (1st Peter 1:23), by faith in Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” —John 1:12-13
hose who want to fellowship with the Roman Catholic Church and accept it as a true “church” are ignoring its blasphemous teachings concerning Mary. The Catholic religion is straight out of hell! The Vatican II Council and the New Catholic Catechism reaffirmed that Mary is the sinless Mother of God, that she ascended bodily to Glory and was crowned as the Queen of Heaven, that she can hear and answer prayer. Of course, no such teachings are found ANYWHERE in the Bible. Mary is NOT the queen of heaven, she did NOT ascend bodily, and Mary certainly is NOT sinless! The mother of Jesus was a sinner! Where in the world did anyone ever get the twisted idea that Mary was sinless? No such teaching is taught in the Word of God. The ONLY sinless being who ever walked this earth was the Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The Catholic Rosary is largely a prayer to Mary. Though Catholics like to point out that they are not praying to Mary, the 2nd of the ten commandments clearly prohibits and warns us NOT to BOW DOWN to any graven image. God in the 2nd commandment even goes as far as to warn us against bowing down to the likeness of anything in HEAVEN OR EARTH. Mary worship is a sin! Pope John Paul II is a great Mary lover. In his book Crossing the Threshold of Hope, the Pope testifies that his personal devotion to Mary was developed at Marian sites such as Jasna Gora (home of the Black Madonna) in his homeland of Poland (Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 220). The Pope has “Totus Tuus” (All Yours) embroidered on his papal garments, designating his “abandonment to Mary” (Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 215). After the Pope was shot during an assassination attempt in May 1981, he attributed his subsequent recovery to Mary, and it was at shrines such as Jasna Gora and Fatima that he has expressed his thankfulness to the “Queen of Heaven.” He prays to Mary daily. This is an abomination unto the Lord.
“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” -Isaiah 42:8
THE 15 PROMISES OF OUR LADY TO CHRISTIANS WHO RECITE THE ROSARY
1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.
2. I promise My special protection and the greatest graces to all who shall recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
5. The soul which recommends itself to Me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.
8. Those who are faithful in reciting the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
9. I shall deliver from purgatory, those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of Me by the recitation of the Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the holy Rosary shall be aided by Me in their necessities.
13. I have obtained from My Divine Son, that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors, the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the Rosary are My sons, and brothers of My only son Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion to My Rosary is a great sign of pre-destination.
The above promises are a bunch of lies, straight from hell. Mary was a sinner, just like you and me. Mary has been dead since the 1st century A.D., she surely cannot make any promises. We are clearly taught in Hebrews 1:2 that God speaks to us today through His Son, Christ Jesus…NOT the Pope or Catholic religion! Jesus is the Living Word, the Bible is the Written Word. The Catholic religion is a conglomerate of several pagan religions dating back from ancient times. The whole heretical concept of a “mother god” began with Nimrod at Babel in the Old Testament.
There is so much heresy and man-made traditions within the Catholic religion that one has to seriously ponder the incredible ignorance of of average catholic. Or is it ignorance? Perhaps it is wickedness and deliberate rebellion against the truth of God’s Word. I believe most Catholics have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, but reject it because it goes contrary to most of their Catholic traditions. I triple-dog dare you to study the Word of God for yourself and find if the teachings of the Catholic religions are Scriptural. For example: 1st Timothy 4:1-7 clears warns us about false prophets who would come, forbidding people to marry or to eat meat.
The Catholic church is guilty of both. I dare you to show me the Rosary anywhere in the Bible. Matthew 23:9 clearly warns us NOT to call any man our father upon the earth because God is our ONLY spiritual father. Yet, Catholics call their priests “father” in direct violation of the Bible. There is NOTHING in the Bible about “Seven Sacraments.” The Bible clearly teaches that there is only ONE Mediator between God and man, the Lord Christ Jesus (1st Timothy 2:5). So why are we told by the Catholic religion to confess our sins to a sinful priest or Pope instead of to our Lord Jesus Christ directly? Who died upon the cross for you? Jesus died for us to pay for our sins, not the Catholic priest! No priest or Pope can absolve, forgive or perform “last rights” upon you to cleanse your sins away. ONLY through Jesus Christ can we obtain the forgiveness of sins (John 14:6).
The promise of reciting the Rosary is wicked, it leads people away from trusting upon Jesus Christ alone. Mary is dead, she died nearly two millenniums ago. Mary has not spoken to anyone upon the earth since her death. Mary is in heaven today, but she is NOT elevated in anyway above any other godly women throughout history who lived an obedient life for God. We must not make the foolish mistake (and sin) of elevating any sinner (such as Mary) above just that…being a dirty rotten sinner deserving of hell. I worship Jesus Christ, God the Father and the Holy Spirit of God. One God (Scripturally called the “Godhead”), Who has manifest Himself to mankind in the form of three individual and distinct persons. To those who believe, no explanation is necessary: to those who believe not, no explanation is possible. Do you believe? I certainly do!
Mary cannot make any promises to you, me or anyone else because she has been dead for nearly 2,000 years. Please don’t be deceived by the evil inventions of foolish men and women rebellious against God Almighty…Mary worship is a sin! Even bowing to her is a sin! Counting beads while saying “Rosary” prayers is formalism, religious heresy, and a big waste of your time.
Look at promise number eleven again…
11. You shall obtain all you ask of Me by the recitation of the Rosary.
Do you really believe that Mary can give you anything? Do you really believe that she has power in heaven? Can you show me even one single Bible verse to support your beliefs? No, you certainly cannot! Mary can give you nothing. On the contrary, the Word of God clearly tells us to address God as…”Our Father, which art in heaven”…for our daily bread and needs. We are to pray to the Heavenly Father, there is NO heavenly mother. Mary is a sinner, deserving of hell. Mary can do nothing to help you on the Day of Judgment if you die in your sins without Christ as Saviour.
“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” -John 8:24
Catholic faith contradicts the Bible
1. Calling the Priests “Father” is forbidden
FACT: Catholics are taught to call their priest, “Father”, as a religious title of respect. Christians in the first century never called their leaders, “father”. This first happened hundreds of years later.
Question #1: Does Jesus approve of calling the leaders of the church, “Father”?
Answer: Matthew 23:9
“Do not call anyone on earth your father; for one is your Father, He who is in heaven. Matthew 23:9
2. Praying repetitive words using Rosary beads is forbidden.
Historical note: Roman Catholics borrowed the idea of praying with beads from the pagan religions who were already using them hundreds of years before: In 456 AD, Hindus are thought to have introduced the concept of praying with beads to the world. The earliest reference to a rosary (boberkhas) is in their “Jain Canon” (456 AD) These boberkhas had various numbers of beads 6,9,12,18,36 (any sub-multiple of 108) Islam (610 AD) uses a rosary of 99 beads, one for each of the names of God. Buddhists have 108 prayer beads on the string. The Rosary is of pagan origin and no Christian prior to 1000 AD used beads to pray.
Question #1: Did Jesus forbid repetitive prayer using Rosary Beads?
Answer: Matthew 6:7
“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Matthew 6:7
4. Every Christian drinks of the communion cup
FACT: From 1200-1970 AD, Roman Catholics laity were forbidden to drink the blood. This is known as communion under one kind, or communion of one species. During this time, Roman Catholics are permitted to eat the bread (body) of the Lord’s Supper, they are generally not allowed to drink the wine (blood) of the Lord’s Supper, as any Catholic knows from his own experience from attending Mass. (Except on rare special occasions.) The laity (the people in the pews) are withheld the cup of the Lord and it is usually reserved for church leaders only. Yes there are denominations within the Roman Catholic “communion” where some RC sects actually offer the juice, but most Mass attending Catholics know they rarely drink the cup of wine.
Historical note: Two early popes condemned withholding the cup, (Pope Leo I [died 461 AD] and Pope Gelasius [died 496 Ad]; but in the 12th century the practice was begun, and formally approved by the Catholic Council of Constance in 1415 AD. So for the first 1000 years, the Catholics in the Pews drink the cup, then the Pope changed this apostolic tradition. Under the reforms of Vatican II, the laity were once again permitted to have “communion under both kinds/species”. Today many Roman Catholics are unaware that for almost 900 years, the average members were forbidden to drink the blood. While Catholics have restored their practices back to the original first century tradition which they call, “communion under both kinds”, it illustrates the ever shifting and changing doctrinal evolution that is present in the Roman Catholic church.
Question #1: Did Christ and the apostle Paul command that every Christian should drink of the communion cup?
Answer: Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28 o YES NO o
To the disciples: “Drink from it, all of you” Matthew 26:27
To the whole church in Corinth: “in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” 1 Corinthians 11:28
“While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
5. All Christians are saints
FACT: The Pope says only very special dead Catholic people qualify to be called “saints”. For example, Pope John Paul II could not make Mother Teresa a saint (official canonization) until after she was dead. The average Catholic in the pew is never called a “saint” dead or alive! In fact if a pew dwelling Catholic started calling himself a “saint”, he would be rebuked by the parish priest!
Question #1: Was every living Christian in the church in Corinth called a saint?
Answer: 1 Corinthians 1:2
“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours” 1 Corinthians 1:2
Question #2: Did Paul write the book of Ephesians to dead saints?
Answer: Ephesians 1:1
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:1
Question #3: Was the average Christian in the church at Philippi called a saint, in distinction to bishops and deacons?
Answer: Philippians 1:1
“Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons” Philippians 1:1
Question #4: Was every Christian living in Rome called to be a saint?
Answer: Romans 1:7 o YES NO o
“to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
6. All Christians are priests
FACT: The Pope decided to reserve the title of “priest” to worn by church leaders only. The average pew dwelling Catholic never refer to themselves as “priests”. In fact if a lay Catholic started calling himself a “priest”, he would be rebuked by “the parish Priest”!
Question #1: Did Jesus make all Christians to be priests, including the average member in the pew?
Answer: 1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:6; 5:10
“you (all Christians) also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ” 1 Peter 2:5
“But you (all Christians) are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; ” 1 Peter 2:9
“Jesus has made us (all Christians) to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:6
“You have made them (all Christians) to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5:10
7. Bishops must be Married.
FACT: In 1079 AD celibacy was first enforced for priests and bishops by Pope Gregory VII. Before this time, they were permitted to marry.
Question #1: Does the Bible teach that a bishop (overseer) must be married AND ALSO have children as one of the conditions of being qualified to be a bishop?
Answer: 1 Timothy 3:2-5
“A bishop, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?)” 1 Timothy 3:2-5
Question #2: In the very next chapter of the Bible after bishops are told they must be married with children, does the Holy Spirit warn that “forbidding to marry” is a “doctrine of demons”?
Answer: 1 Timothy 4:1-3 o YES NO o
“But the Holy Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3
12. Baptism is full immersion in water, not sprinkling.
FACT: The Catholic church baptizes babies by sprinkling a little water on them.
Historical note: Greek work for baptism literally means immersion. There are separate words in Greek for sprinkling, pouring and immersion. Only the Greek word for immersion is ever used for Baptism in the Bible. The first recorded case of sprinkling was in 257 AD to someone on a sick-bed. It was then an exception to the rule and brought about fierce opposition from the whole church. Not until 757 AD did the church accept sprinkling in such sick-bed cases of necessity. It wasn’t until 1311 AD, when the Catholic council of Ravenna, declared that sprinkling was and acceptable substitute for immersion and from that time forward sprinkling replaced immersion in the Roman Catholic church. The Orthodox church refused sprinkling and still immerses to this day.
Question #1: Was Jesus baptized by full immersion in the Jordan River?
Answer: Matthew 3:16
“After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him” Matthew 3:16
Question #2: When Philip baptized the Eunuch, did both of them go into the water?
Answer: Acts 8:38-39 o YES NO o
“And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away.” Acts 8:38-39
Question #3: Can babies be baptized since they do not first believe?
Answer: Mark 16:16; Acts 8:36-37 o YES NO o
“He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. Mark 16:16
“As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” Acts 8:36-37
Question #4: Can babies be baptized since they do not first repent?
Answer: Acts 2:38 o YES NO o
“Brethren, what must we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:37-38
13. Original sin is false doctrine
FACT: Catholics say that infants inherit their parent’s sin at conception and are therefore spiritually condemned and totally wicked.
Question #1: Is the doctrine of inherited original sin found in the Bible?
Answer: Ezekiel 18:20 o YES NO o
“The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.” Ezekiel 18:20
Question #2: Did Jesus say little children are better models of purity and conduct than adults?
Answer: Matthew 18:2-3 o YES NO o
“And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-3
14. Every Christian can understand the Bible by merely read it.
FACT: Catholics are taught that only the priests can understand the Bible and the common man in the pew cannot understand the Bible without the priests help.
Question #1: Do the scriptures say that when anyone reads the Bible, they can understand for themselves?
Answer: Ephesians 3:4
“By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ” Ephesians 3:4