Practically all precepts of the Roman Catholic religion contradict
the Bible repeatedly. In this article, we are going to examine a few
Roman Catholic doctrines and compare them with the Authorized Version of 1611 of the Bible. The Roman Catholic church is the largest cult in the world and most preachers will not openly say so because it is so
No, Roman Catholicism and Christianity are not the same thing.
Christianity is properly defined by certain doctrines that are revealed
in the Bible. It is not defined by simply saying that as long as you
believe in Jesus, you're a Christian. Mormons believe in Jesus, but
their Jesus is a brother of the devil in the pre-existence. The Jesus
of the Jehovah's Witnesses is Michael the Archangel. So, just saying you
believe in Jesus doesn't make you a Christian. This is why the Bible
tells us who Jesus really is--God in flesh, creator of the universe.
Likewise, there are essential doctrines; and if any of those essential
doctrines are violated, then a church would only appear to be Christian
but not really be Christian. What are those doctrines? The Bible tells
us. Let's take a look.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that it is the only source of salvation for sinners. The Bible teaches the LORD Jesus Christ is the only Saviour.
Catholics are taught that the Catholic Church forgives sins. The Bible teaches that forgiveness comes directly from God through faith in Christ, not through church membership or sacraments.
Catholics believe the lie that Baptism saves. Water baptism saves nobody. Salvation must precede water baptism.
The Vatican claims Peter was The Rock upon whom Christ founded His Church. The Christ of the Holy Bible disagrees.
Popes claim they are infallible. The Holy Bible declares all men are corrupt. Only God is infallible.
Roman Catholic Priests and Leaders are infallible. This blasphemy is clearly exposed by recent publicity.
The Catholic Sacraments are essential for salvation. Nobody is saved by sacraments, but through faith in Christ alone.
The Catholic Church is the only correct interpreter of Scriptural doctrine. The Holy Spirit is the only Interpreter man needs.
Transubstantiation; God is formed into a wafer-biscuit at the priest's command. This unbiblical idolatrous blasphemy is taken from Babylonian sun worship.
The Eucharist keeps from sin. Only genuine heart faith in Christ takes away sin.
The Virgin Mary is a co-redeemer and saviour. This hideous blasphemy puts Mary into the Trinity, and breaks her heart.
When we talk about God we often need to talk about him in parts. Because
God is so big and our brains are so small, we need to be able to talk
about him in manageable chunks. That is why we sometimes talk about the
doctrine of the Trinity, or of Christ, of the church, of creation, and
so on. However, because God is one and presents himself to us as a
person, Jesus Christ, he is not reducible to those different parts; all
these parts impact on and affect each other. You can’t change your
doctrine about Jesus without it affecting your doctrine of the Trinity,
for example. That is why when we learn and teach about God we study in a
systematic way—so we can understand God best through an integrated and
coherent system of truths, not isolated ideas.
The Roman Catholic church, headquartered in
Rome, Italy, has its own powerful City-State, the Vatican. The Roman
Catholic church unofficially came into being in 312 A.D., at the time of
so-called "miraculous conversion" to Christianity of the Roman Emperor
Constantine but he still worshipped the sun god. Although Christianity
was not made the official religion of the
Roman Empire until the edicts of Theodosius I in 380 and 381 A.D.,
from 312 A.D. until his death in 337, was engaged in the process of
simultaneously building pagan temples and Christian churches, and was
turning over the reins of his pagan priesthood to the Bishop of Rome.
the family of Constantine did not give up the last vestige of his
until after the disintegration of the Roman Empire – that being the
emperors bore as heads of the pagan priesthood – Pontifex Maximus –
a title which the popes would inherit. The popes also inherited Constantine's
titles as the self-appointed civil head of the church – Summus Pontifex
(Vicar of Christ and
Bishop of Bishops).
Catholic Church Built on Paganism
If you read the Word of God you will find no scripture to support the
use of symbols or images or statues in our faith. In fact, God even
us not to use images in His law.
Exodus 20:4-5 ...'Thou shalt not make unto thee any
graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or
in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou
shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy
God am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto
the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.'
And yet the Roman Catholic church is FULL of these images and symbols
and statues. And the leaders of this church have gone so far as to
REMOVE the second
commandment from the Catholic Catechism. Why is that? Because the Roman
Catholic Church is built upon PAGANISM and WORSHIP OF FALSE GODS. And
the people of
the Catholic Church need to be woken up to this fact.
"The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees;
incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holydays and seasons,
use of calendars, processions, blessings on the fields; sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure, the ring in marriage,
turning to the East, images at a later date, perhaps the ecclesiastical chant, and the Kyrie Eleison are all of pagan
origin, and sanctified by their adoption into the Church." (An Essay on The Development of the Christian Doctrine
John Henry 'Cardinal Newman' p.373)
Question: "What is the origin of the Roman Catholic Church?"
The Roman Catholic Church contends that its origin is the death,
resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ in approximately AD 30. The
Catholic Church proclaims itself to be the church that Jesus Christ died
for, the church that was established and built by the apostles. Is that
the true origin of the Catholic Church?
On the contrary. Even a cursory reading of the New Testament will reveal
that the Catholic Church does not have its origin in the teachings of
Jesus or His apostles. In the New Testament, there is no mention of the
papacy, worship/adoration of Mary (or the immaculate conception of Mary,
the perpetual virginity of Mary, the assumption of Mary, or Mary as
co-redemptrix and mediatrix), petitioning saints in heaven for their
prayers, apostolic succession, the ordinances of the church functioning as sacraments, infant baptism, confession of sin to a priest, purgatory, indulgences, or the equal authority of church tradition
and Scripture. So, if the origin of the Catholic Church is not in the
teachings of Jesus and His apostles, as recorded in the New Testament,
what is the true origin of the Catholic Church?
For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was banned by
the Roman Empire, and Christians were terribly persecuted. This changed
after the “conversion” of the Roman Emperor Constantine.
Constantine provided religious toleration with the Edict of Milan in AD
313, effectively lifting the ban on Christianity. Later, in AD 325,
Constantine called the Council of Nicea
in an attempt to unify Christianity. Constantine envisioned
Christianity as a religion that could unite the Roman Empire, which at
that time was beginning to fragment and divide. While this may have
seemed to be a positive development for the Christian church, the
results were anything but positive. Just as Constantine refused to fully
embrace the Christian faith but continued many of his pagan beliefs and
practices, so the Christian church that Constantine and his successors
promoted progressively became a mixture of true Christianity and Roman
The Church of Rome
Hislop considers the Church of Rome during the start of Catholicism and
into the Dark Ages. The symbol of the Church of Rome became the woman
with a cross in her left hand, and a cup in her right. It was said that
"the whole world is her seat." During the Dark Ages, the Bible was
sealed and unknown to the common man. People were forced to believe
believed. The priests reserved the right of teaching
the faith, and the clergy sold dispositions of the true faith of
Christianity. They practiced celibacy and priest craft, and held a
mysterious power of dominion over the faith. Some did not even realize
that they had simply adopted the pagan customs of the ancient mystery religions.
It is not difficult to see how some of the traditions of these ancient
gods carried over into Christian Rome. Even in the first century, poems
confused the story of the divine father, mother, and son with the story
of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. In Japan, Spain, and India, there were
legends of three-headed gods which some confused with the trinity
of the Godhead. In many lands, mother-worship prevailed and was supported
by citing Genesis 3:15 as proof that the mother would bruise the heel
of Satan, and that she indeed had power over him. The Messiah is
sometimes seen as only a mediator between the goddess and mankind, instead of as a savior.
A primary example of the analogies drawn between the Babylonian mystery
religions and Roman Catholicism is the practice of incorporating
certain well-kept secrets that are available to only a select few. Rome
insured that the common man was studiously kept in the dark, as did
Babylon. Throughout the years, Catholicism has become known for a
priesthood which seems to include only members of the clergy. By
discouraging the reading of the Bible in the common language of the
has also discouraged personal Bible study among its
non-clergy members. This in turn has tended to teach the laypersons to
become very dependent upon the clergy for Bible truths, and even for
access to God. This hardly seems in step with the priesthood of the
believer (1 Peter 2:5, 9), where we are all encouraged to enter into the
mind of God through His revealed Word.
Even the confessional had its roots in Babylon. All the people were
required to make secret confessions to the priest in a prescribed form,
if they were to be admitted, or initiated, into the "mysteries" of
their religion. They were commanded to keep secret about these
mysteries. Later, the Church of Rome began requiring the same type of
confession for admission to the sacraments. Even the symbol of the Halo
of Madonna was originated in Babylon as a disk symbol of the sun god.
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