False Doctrines and Teachings of the Catholic Church

The following is but a small sampling of the many False Doctrines that the Roman Catholic Church holds fast as dogma which is required for salvation: None of which can be found in the Scriptures!

 False Doctrines

1 The Trinity Doctrine
2 Infallibility of the Catholic Church
3 The Catholic Church is the One True Church
4 The Roman Catholic Church is Necessary for Salvation
5 Full benefit of Salvation is Only Through the Roman Catholic Church
6 The Pope is the Head of the Church and has the Authority of Christ
7 Only the Pope and Roman Catholic Church has the Authority to Interpret Scripture
8 Forgiveness of Sins & Salvation of the Soul is by Faith AND Works
9 Idol Worship
10 Mary
11 The Roman Catholic Mass
12 Transubstantiation
13 Purgatory
14 False Forgiveness of Sins

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The Roman Catholic Church is a false Christian Religion. This system has an esoteric nature and its true religious worship and adoration is towards Lucifer; it is the Anti-Christ system as portrayed in Scripture. False Doctrines

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4″
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. 
Daniel 7: 25″ False Doctrines
False Doctrines Popes decree“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Revelation 13:3″
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1 John 2:18″
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 2:22″
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Revelation 13:5″
“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Daniel 7: 24″

This system teaches the traditions of men and promulgates false doctrines designed to snare many a true follower of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. False Doctrines

But as it is written

False Doctrines false-prophets“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7: 15-20″

The following list of doctrines espoused to the Christian by the Roman Catholic System as requirements for salvation, is neither comprehensive, nor is it exhaustive as the shear number would require many volumes of writing to devour. My desire is to succinctly refute the most insidious and objectionable of these doctrines,  which in due course will disprove many of the remaining of which we may merely pass comment upon. False Doctrines

A small disclaimer might be prudent at this stage as the topic at hand might be construed as objectionable to those children of Christ who are members of the Roman Catholic Church, and this might also be said of All Christian denominations as All the daughters; that is, All Christian Churches are now partaking of communion with the mother Church, and partaking of her wine. I would like to make it very clear to All people, Christians, Muslim, Atheists, Satanists, Hindus, Buddhists etc alike, that this is a slight against the system, and Not the people. False Doctrines

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 6:16-19

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1 The Trinity Doctrine  False Doctrines

The Trinity Doctrine (Triune Godhead) as defined in the Athanasian Creed. trinity

The trinity doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church is one of the most diabolical and blasphemous doctrines of all doctrines, and as such it demands special merit and prayerful study for the brothers and sisters of Christ to see through the well established lies and confusion which have been put in our path as a stumbling block. Please click here to go to the page required, or see the menu bar to the right for a link to the Trinity Doctrine.

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2 Infallibility of the Catholic Church  False Doctrines

Infallibility of the Catholic Church

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CCC 2035, “The supreme degree of participation in the authority of Christ is ensured by the charism of infallibility. This infallibility extends as far as does the deposit of divine Revelation; it also extends to all those elements of doctrine, including morals, without which the saving truths of the faith cannot be preserved, explained, or observed.”

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Psalm 19-1The Roman Catholic Church is an organisation and system; it is a Temporal creation and it exists by no other means than that of man. It was created by man by means of the creation of a statute, a charter and a constitution. It exists by no other means than by permission given it by the Governing Authority, which in this case is Temporal. The Governing Authority which gave rise to the Church of Rome is also a creation of man, the Church exists on paper only, and as such, in this sense only can it be infallible as it does not have a brain and therefore cannot make decisions or think for itself. It is the man behind the scenes which is making the claim of infallibility and as we know, there is no man who is infallible.

The true church of Jesus Christ is His people, the people are the body of Christ, and it is they who constitute the Church of Christ, it is not any club, organisation or system which are all creations of man and of this temporal realm.

“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Ephesians 1:22, 23″
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18”
“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 1 Corinthians 12:27”
“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Romans 12:4, 5″
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12”

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3 The Catholic Church is the One True Church  False Doctrines

The Catholic church is the one true church CCC 2105 “The duty of offering God genuine worship concerns man both individually and socially. This is ‘the traditional Catholic teaching on the moral duty of individuals and societies toward the true religion and the one Church of Christ.’ By constantly evangelizing men, the Church works toward enabling them ‘to infuse the Christian spirit into the mentality and mores, laws and structures of the communities in which [they] live.’ The social duty of Christians is to respect and awaken in each man the love of the true and the good. It requires them to make known the worship of the one true religion which subsists in the Catholic and apostolic Church. Christians are called to be the light of the world. Thus, the Church shows forth the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies.”

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one true churchIn every sense it should be sufficient to read the comments on the above “Infallibility of the Catholic Church”, as the Catholic Church is shown to be that of Temporal origin then it simply cannot be the One True Church!

I would none the less enjoy the privilege of bringing to the mind of the reader a personal observation which I would like to present for your discernment.

It is simply not within my reasoning capacity to conclude that man must seek a church of mans making in order to enjoy the fruits of salvation, as to do so would be contrary to scripture as well as that of common sense. The Catholic Church had absolutely no prior existence before the time of Christ,  and it is a contradiction of scripture to suggest that man has a different means of salvation in the Christian dispensation, to that which was provided for the people of the antediluvian era, or to the descendants of Noah. It is also arguable that the Catholic Church has no roots prior to the era of Constantine and his so called miraculous conversion to Christianity in 312 AD.

God made it clear in Genesis 3:15

“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.”

That since the fall of man the path to salvation was to come by One means, and that through the shed blood of His beloved Begotten Son.

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14”
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6”
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2”
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. Zechariah 9:9”
“For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Psalms 22:16-18″
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. Isaiah 53:3-7″
“I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. Isaiah 50:6”
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zechariah 12:10”
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39”

psalm119-lamp-to-my-feetIt is Only through the atoning sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on our behalf which we can saved, The Old Testament dispensation was of the promise of His coming and and His overcoming Sin, and the New Testament Dispensation was the victory over Sin and the cross. It is His Word which is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 and His Word through the Inspired writings of Holy Writ that we must prayerfully study to determine what is required of us, in order to claim the reward.

The Roman Catholic Church is not a Christian Church, the God of the this Church is not the creator of Heaven and Earth and is of no consideration for the Salvation of man.

 

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4 The Roman Catholic Church is Necessary for Salvation  False Doctrines

salvationtractThe Roman Catholic Church is necessary for salvation
CCC 846, “How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body: Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it.”

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“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6”
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:3-6″
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7:21-27″
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8”
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 1 Peter 1:18
“But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1 Timothy 4:7
doctrines of men“Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15:1-9″
“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 1 Corinthians 11:3”

Once again we can see clearly that it is the people who represent the church, with Christ at the head of man, and God at the head of Christ. You will find also that it was the traditions of man which posed one of the greatest battles that Christ had with the Pharisees and the Sadducees. It is important to understand that the traditions, or more correctly the ordinances that are the laws and decrees in the Bible are not in contention as they are in harmony with scripture, but it is the traditions of man which are nowhere to be found in the Bible that we must ignore. Once again confirming that

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16”

and that it is man and his traditions which we cannot rely upon.

 

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5 Full benefit of Salvation is Only Through the Roman Catholic Church  False Doctrines

hornsFull benefit of Salvation is only through the Roman Catholic Church
“For it is only through Christ’s Catholic Church, which is “the all-embracing means of salvation,” that they can benefit fully from the means of salvation,,” (Vatican 2, Decree on Ecumenism, 3).

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What can they possibly mean by receiving the Full Benefit of Salvation? or to confuse matters even further they say “the all-embracing means of salvation” to benefit fully from the means of salvation. One can only wonder, and people will put their hands up and say that the Bible is difficult to understand.

Now what was it that Paul said?

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23”

And how can we achieve salvation?

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,1 Thessalonians 5:9”
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10″
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13”

Is this a complete salvation, or maybe just a partial salvation?

Christ died for us“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Romans 5:8-11″
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Ephesians 1:7”
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16”
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Hebrews 9:28”
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12”

We are to understand salvation as being saved from the righteous judgement of God upon the sinner, and receiving eternal life as the reward; How it is that eternal life can be received in any other way than eternal life, is something that I have difficulty comprehending.

I might also take the liberty of asking the reader if they can see anywhere in these verses where the Church plays any part in the salvation of the sinner? Is the church required in anyway, shape or form? Absolutely NOT!

 

 

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6 The Pope is the Head of the Church and has the Authority of Christ  False Doctrines

The Pope is the head of the church and has the authority of Christ
CCC 2034, “The Roman Pontiff and the bishops are ‘authentic teachers, that is, teachers endowed with the authority of Christ, who preach the faith to the people entrusted to them, the faith to be believed and put into practice.’ The ordinary and universal Magisterium of the Pope and the bishops in communion with him teach the faithful the truth to believe, the charity to practice, the beatitude to hope for.”

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Head of the churchWe have seen from the above rebuttals to various statements of the Catholic Church we will be aware that the Church here discussed is not a Christian Church, and any use of the words or allusions to it being a Christian Church are a deception. It is encumbered upon the reader to determine for themselves the true nature of this church and you will find that this is one of the main focal points of this website. So I pray that you will take the time to prayerfully research the subject thoroughly. As such, I have no contest with the statement that the Pope is the head of the “Catholic Church” and will not address that portion of the declaration. It is most definitely the declaration that the Pope is the representative of our Saviour Jesus Christ that I will focus on in this rebut.

Who is it that can bare witness of themselves?

“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. John 5:30-32″

How many must bare witness?

“But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. Matthew 18:16”
“This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 2 Corinthians 13:1”

Who is it that bares witness for Jesus Christ?

“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17”My Beloved Son
“And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Mark 1:11”
“Lo! my child, whom I have chosen, my darling, in whom it hath well pleased to my soul; I shall put my Spirit on him, and he shall tell doom to (the) heathen men: Matthew 12:18 Wycliffe’s Bible”
“While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Matthew 17:5”

It is self evident that the testimony given of oneself is insufficient in and of itself to determine the accuracy and voracity of any claim or statement. Likewise any such testimony would have to be corroborated by the mouth of two or more witnesses, and any statement to the effect that the Pope is the representative, and or authoritative figure for Jesus Christ would have to have a very clear and resounding “Thus Saith the Lord” in the scriptures as supporting testimony.

I might like to suggest that this is absolutely not the case, you will find that any verse from the Scriptures that the Church claims to receive authority have been taken out of context, and are being miss-represented.

There is likewise no other authoritative source which has the power and force of law to overrule the testimony of Christ, except that of the Ancient Of Days; And once again, His Word is through His Son and our Redeemer Jesus Christ which is made clear in the above verses by His testimony, and He commands His people to hear and do His will.

It is generally believed that one cannot prove a negative, where as if the evidence of this authority does not exist then it cannot be proven not to exist.

I will let the words of my Redeemer speak for themselves.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26”
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: John 15:26”
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13”
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke 11:13”
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63”
“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49”
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1”
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: Acts 2:17,18)
“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11,12″
“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11”
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:7-13″
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:5,6″

This list is by no means complete but I feel sufficient testimony to show that it is the Holy Spirit which is the Authority and Representative of our Redeemer here on earth, the Spirit is our comforter, our strength, our guide, it works on our hearts for re-creation and sanctification.

You might also have noticed after a careful study of 1 Corinthians 6:11, 12:7-13 and John 3:5-6 that the baptism to our salvation is given to us of the Holy Spirit. The baptism by man, or of the Church is NOT necessary for salvation but most importantly it is the Baptism, and being born again in the Holy Spirit that is the Baptism to salvation.

Being born of water is not the baptism that the church would have you believe. Being born of water is that which is born of the flesh, for when the child is in the mothers womb it is enclosed in water, and the baby is born when the waters brake. Being born of the spirit is the process of being born into the spirit of God, the re-creation and sanctification for preparedness into our heavenly kingdom. No man, and No church required.

If I may suggest one more thing in regard to this significant point of contention. If we must receive an earthly baptism by man to receive salvation as the Church claims, then it would be self evident that the atoning sacrifice of Christ was insufficient period!  As no man was ever able to take away the sins of the world, and if that ridiculous belief be true then we are all destined for the second resurrection.

“2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Revelation 5:2-6

 

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7 Only the Pope and Roman Catholic Church has the Authority to Interpret Scripture

The Pope: Vicar Of Christ On Earth And Interpreter Of Scripture Catholic Catechism: Items #95,100,882,891 “The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him.” False Doctrines

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False Doctrines 666It may not be apparent to the reader as yet that the Church has an esoteric agenda to control the conscience and the will of the people. It has therefore been necessary for the Church to control the issuance of the bible and restrict the reading of it to none but the Pope and the very highest of its bishops, even their own priests were severely restricted from access to the Bible. They had it well under control until the beginning of the reformation and the advent of the printing press which together made the Bible available to far more people than ever before. The Church would dearly love to have those days back again but the best she can do now is convince the flock that only the Pope and the Magisterium are capable of interpreting the Word of God. You see we mere mortals are in no way capable, or responsible enough to take charge of our own relationship with Christ, you see the Devil cannot risk us knowing the truth and coming to salvation via the only means available, and that through Christ Jesus.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12”
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4
“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 1 Timothy 4:13”
“Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, Luke 24:45”
“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Psalm 119:97”
“He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? Luke 10:26”
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16,17″
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Proverbs 2:2-10″
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11”

Search the scripturesI would say to the reader, open the book and read it for yourself. Search the scriptures for it is your salvation that is at risk. Do you really believe that God wishes to compel your conscience?

Your answer must be no! Because if God wanted to control your conscience then He would have made us serfs from the beginning, and He would not have had to give up His Precious Son to die on the cross for our sins. God blessed us with the freedom of conscience and it is encumbered upon us to use it wisely, for good, and not for evil. God tells us that justification and sanctification will come by believing upon His Son, but the Baptism is of the Holy Spirit and for instruction He has given us His Inspired Word as our road map to His Desire.

If the Catholic church were truly representing Jesus Christ then it would be telling us to fervently read and prayerfully search the scriptures for it is us that must reach out for Christ, for he will not force our hand, nor our minds, unlike the Church of Rome.

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8 Forgiveness of Sins & Salvation of the Soul is by Faith AND Works  False Doctrines

Forgiveness of sins, salvation, is by faith and works
CCC 2036, “The specific precepts of the natural law, because their observance, demanded by the creator, is necessary for salvation.”
CCC 2080, “The Decalogue contains a privileged expression of the natural law. It is made known to us by divine revelation and by human reason.”
CCC 2068, “so that all men may attain salvation through faith, Baptism and the observance of the Commandments,”

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False Doctrines salvationThis particular doctrine is a mine field of deception for the Catholic Christian as well as the Protestant Christian, for the doctrine of Salvation by Faith and Works is a lie, so too is the doctrine of Salvation by Faith alone, and once saved always saved.

We will concentrate our efforts in this treatise to the Catholic doctrine but in rebutting this doctrine the keen eye will see the testimony destroys the foundations of the other doctrines as well.

As we will see, these doctrines need to be understood in the true light of the scriptures, as well as a knowledge of our Creators requirements so that we may receive justification.

Ellen White defines grace as the Holy Spirit which gives us power for obedience. “By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:” Romans 5:6″ You see we read grace but forget “Apostleship” This is salvation which is freely given by the Spirit of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
It is the resulting works of the Holy Spirit on the regenerate and contrite heart which is the baptism of the spirit unto salvation, this is what bears the fruit of a good tree which will not be hewn down.
This  Apostleship is the fruit, and it is this fruit which is the result of the  reward of salvation for the love that we hold dear for the Father and His Son, and the sacrifice which they made to redeem this sinful world.

The above claims of the Church are in two parts, with the first being quickly diminished as the forgiveness of sins comes freely to a repentant and contrite heart seeking forgiveness.

Forgiveness of sins freely given by Grace Through Faith in the Crucified and Risen Saviour

“I, [even] I, [am] he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Isaiah 43:25”
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8-10″
“To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts 10:43”
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Romans 3:23-26″
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9”
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:10-13″
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23”

Saved for worksIs the Salvation of the Soul; Truly by Faith AND Works?

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8, 9″
“And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16”
“The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 3:21”
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16”
“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:3, 4″

Works righteousnessI expect that the reader will now see that justification is by grace through faith in the risen Son of God, and Not of works, but Salvation is made complete by baptism. But what is the baptism that is here spoken of? Is it that of the Church, and of man? Nay but that of the Holy Spirit.

Salvation by Baptism of the Holy Spirit

“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:13”
“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Matthew 3:11”
“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 2:38”
“And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ Act 11:16”
“Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:5” (Note being born of water is the natural birth, that of the flesh as when the waters brake in the mothers womb)
“It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. Acts 19:1-6″
“He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, Titus 3:5”
“And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit. John 1:32, 33 ASV”
All things newGathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Act 1:4, 5 NASB”
“In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation–having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13 NASB”
“After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. Acts 15:7-9 NASB”
“one Lord, one faith, one baptism, Ephesians 4:5”

 

Molded By The Holy Spirit

Never will the human heart know happiness until it is submitted to be molded by the Spirit of God. The Spirit conforms the renewed soul to the model, Jesus Christ. Through its influence, enmity against God is changed into faith and love, and pride into humility. The soul perceives the beauty of truth, and Christ is honored in excellence and perfection of character.–Our High Calling, p. 152 (1896).

There is not an impulse of our nature, not a faculty of the mind or an inclination of the heart, but needs to be, moment by moment, under the control of the Spirit of God.–Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 421 (1890).

The Spirit illumines our darkness, informs our ignorance, and helps us in our manifold necessities. But the mind must be constantly going out after God. If worldliness is allowed to come in, if we have no desire to pray, no desire to commune with Him who is the source of strength and wisdom, the Spirit will not abide with us.–Our High Calling, p. 154 (1904).

 

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9 Idol Worship

Worship Of Statues/ Idols Catholic Catechism 1994: Item # 1192
1192 Sacred images in our churches and homes are intended to awaken and nourish our faith in the mystery of Christ. Through the icon of Christ and his works of salvation, it is he whom we adore. Through sacred images of the holy Mother of God, of the angels and of the saints, we venerate the persons represented.

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10 commandment butcheredThis statement is pure idol worship and its intention is not that which is stated, God knows the heart and idol worship of any kind is an affront to, and a transgression of the Commandments of God, therefore it was necessary for this system to change the Laws of our Creator so as to deceive the children of Christ and commit to death all those that practice in the worship of idols.

The following Bible verses should be sufficient evidence for the reader of God’ position in this regard.

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is 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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:4-6″
“Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto 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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. Deuteronomy 5:8-10″
False Doctrines Catholic idols“Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 26:1″
“I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols. Ezekiel 23:30”
“Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: Ezekiel 36:18”
“My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlot, departing from their God. Hosea 4:12 NASB”
“For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. 2 Kings 17:12”False Doctrines Baby Jesus Idol
“And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Ezekiel 14:2-8″
False Doctrines Mary Milk“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them. Exodus 20:4, 5.”

Our Creator demands our supreme devotion, our first allegiance. Anything which tends to abate our love for God, or to interfere with the service due Him, becomes thereby an idol. With some their lands, their houses, their merchandise, are the idols. Business enterprises are prosecuted with zeal and energy, while the service of God is made a secondary consideration.

Family worship is neglected, secret prayer forgotten. Many claim to deal justly with their fellow-men, and seem to feel that in so doing they discharge their whole duty. But it is not enough to keep the last six commandments of the Decalogue. We are to love the Lord our God with all the heart. Nothing short of obedience to every precept … can satisfy the claims of the divine law.
There are many whose hearts have been so hardened by prosperity that they forget God, and forget the wants of their fellow-men. Professed Christians adorn themselves with jewelry, laces, costly apparel, while the Lord’s poor suffer for the necessaries of life. Men and women who claim redemption through a Saviour’s blood will squander the means intrusted to them for the saving of other souls, and then grudging dole out their offerings for religion, giving liberally only when it will bring honor to themselves. These are idolaters. The Signs of the Times, January 26, 1882.

Anything that diverts the mind from God assumes the form of an idol, and that is why there is so little power in the church today. Ellen G. White Manuscript 2, 1893.

The second commandment forbids the worship of the true God by images or similitudes…. The mind, turned away from the infinite perfection of Jehovah, would be attracted to the creature rather than to the Creator. Patriarchs and Prophets, 306.

God is a searcher of the heart. He distinguishes between true heart-service and idolatry.54Ellen G. White Manuscript 126, 1901.

 

 

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10 Mary

  1. Mary is Mediatrix, CCC 969, “This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation . . . . Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.”512
  2. Mary brings us the gifts of eternal salvation, CCC 969, “Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation…”
  3. False Doctrines Pope idol worshipMary delivers souls from death, CCC 966, “…”Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.”508 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians:In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death.509
    . . . she is our Mother in the order of grace
  4. The merit of Mary and the Saints can be applied to Catholics and others
    1477, “This treasury includes as well the prayers and good works of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They are truly immense, unfathomable, and even pristine in their value before God. In the treasury, too, are the prayers and good works of all the saints, all those who have followed in the footsteps of Christ the Lord and by his grace have made their lives holy and carried out the mission in the unity of the Mystical Body.”Prayer to the saints
    CCC 2677″By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the ‘Mother of Mercy,’ the All-Holy One. We give ourselves over to her now, in the Today of our lives. And our trust broadens further, already at the present moment, to surrender ‘the hour of our death’ wholly to her care.”
  5. Mary Or Dead “Saints” As Mediators For Catholics Catholic Catechism 1994: Items #969,828,956

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Praying to dead maryWe shall deal with these statements regarding Mary as a complete package for the blasphemous idolatrous pagan worship that it is. For to refute one is to refute them all. We shall use scripture to interpret Gods plan and see if we can find any reference to these claims regarding this woman who gave birth to Jesus in the flesh. These abominations which, when summed up are called Mariology, and together they prove without any shadow of doubt that this system is that of the Antichrist, and that this teaching is a blasphemous affront to the Divine Deities that brought all Creation into being.

I will also recommend that the reader do a prayerful study on the state of the dead which can be found here before proceeding with this subject as the generally understood, and held belief is that Mary is in heaven, with Jesus and the Father at this time. But as we will find out this quiet simply is not true.

Mary is Mediatrix, CCC 969

How does one define Mediatrix?

In Roman Catholic Mariology, the title Mediatrix refers to the intercessory role of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a mediator in the salvific redemption by her son Jesus Christ, and that he bestows graces through her. Mediatrix is an ancient title that has been used by a number of saints since at least the 5th century.

Mary was born a woman, just the same as countless other women are born every day. Nowhere will you find it stated and evidenced to the contrary. Mary died and her condition is just the same as countless others who have lived their lives out on earth and are now awaiting the day of judgement and to receive their reward of eternal life in Christ; or, eternal death if they were unfortunate enough to have their names blotted out of the Lambs book of life.

At death the body returns to the ground from whence it came and the spirit returns to God who gave it. The spirit of every person who dies returns to God whether righteous or wicked.

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7”

So does the Soul die?

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Ezekiel 18:20a”
“and every living soul died in the sea. Revelation 16:3b”

You see, man and woman are mortal, and all mortals die.

“Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? Job 4:17”

Only God is Immortal.

“Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:15,16″

Dead know nothingDo the dead know anything?

“For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. Ecclesiastese 9:5, 6″
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Ecclesiastese 9:10”

The dead no longer praise the Lord.

“The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. Psalms 115:17”

But do not the dead communicated with the living?

“So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. Job 12:14”
“His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. Job 12:21”

The dead cannot contact the living, they know not what the living are doing for they have no consciousness, for they are dead. Their thoughts have perished. 

“His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.Psalms 146:4”
Job14-12Jesus referred to the unconscious state of the dead as sleep in John 11:11-14
“So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. Job 14:12”
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise 2 Peter 3:10a”
The dead will sleep until the great day of the Lord at the end of the world. In death, humans are totally unconscious with no activity or knowledge of any kind.

Knowing and understanding the state of the dead is of paramount importance as you risk accepting false doctrine and lies designed to put your salvation at great peril if you do not study this subject thoroughly.

What was the first lie told by the serpent in the garden?

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: Genesis 3:4”

You see the deception! Satan wants you to believe that you will not die, and if you think that the soul lives on regardless of condition then you just might be inclined accept a belief in purgatory, or communicating and praying to the dead, or possibly even believe that Mary is in heaven as your Mediatrix. But there is only One in heaven who is your mediator between God and man.

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:3-6″
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:13-22″
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21”
“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. Hebrews 8:6″
“And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Hebrew 9:15″
Jesus Christ“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12″

We are to invest our trust in the scriptures, and as the dead know not anything, and there is no other name under heaven where by we MUST be saved, and only ONE mediator between God and man, and that being Christ Jesus, then it is plain to see who we must give our affections to.

Can you imagine dying the death for the sins of the world, and having your creatures go to a dead person to be their mediator to salvation?

I would not wish to be that person when their day arrives.

One might also like to take a moment to reflect on why the scriptures would be silent on such an important subject as that of Mary being raised into the Heavenly Kingdom after seeing death, there is indeed not one mention of her death, or translation if that is what is proposed, whereas with Enoch and Elijah being caught up before seeing death, and Moses after he died are examples which are well understood to be accurate and ample scriptural  evidence provided to that effect, but with Mary; NOTHING.

The same will be said of any intermediary works that she would conduct in the heavenly courts, as it is clearly nonsense to propose that God would have turned His word into a lie, and not have made it clear to His salvation seeking creatures of the changes which He had made.

Mary not mentionedThis practice of Marioligy needs to be seen for what it is, and a brief look at this declaration from Pope Martin I from the Lateran Council of 469 in which he declares:

“if anyone does not confess in harmony with the holy Fathers that the holy and ever virgin and immaculate Mary is really and truly the mother of God, inasmuch as she in the last times and without semen by the Holy Spirit conceived God the Word himself specially and truthfully, who was born from God the Father before all ages, and she bore him uncorrupted, and after his birth her virginity remaining indissoluble, let him be condemned.”

The perpetual virginity of Mary thus became an official teaching of the church: Mary was a virgin before, during, and after the birth of Jesus.

In 1555, the Council of Trent confirmed this dogma in the Constitution of Pope Paul IV known as “Cum Quorundam.” Here the pope warns against teaching that “the same blessed Virgin Mary is not truly the Mother of God, and did not remain always in the integrity of virginity, i. e., before birth, in birth, and perpetually after birth.”

This wolf is losing his sheep’s clothing, If you call yourself a Christian, and you can believe this abominable tripe as declared by Pope Martin I, and instituted into the Catholic teaching by the Council of Trent; then you seriously need to discover the meaning of the word Christian, and where the Christian teaching can be found.

It must be clear to those of sound mind and judgement that this teaching of the Roman Church is a blasphemous affront to the clear teaching of the Bible.

To suggest that Mary is the mother of our creator is founded on such ridiculous nonsense that I cannot for the life of me conceive of any rational mind believing this absurdity.

 

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11 The Roman Catholic Mass/Eucharist

The Roman Catholic Mass Satisfies God’s Justice Catholic Catechism 1994: Items #

CCC-1364 In the New Testament, the memorial takes on new meaning. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ’s Passover, and it is made present the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present.185 “As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which ‘Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed’ is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out.”

CCC-1367,The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: “The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different.” “And since in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner. . . this sacrifice is truly propitiatory

sun worshipThe Mass defined

The Mass or Eucharist is the central act of divine worship in the Catholic Church, which describes it as “the source and summit of the Christian life”. In formal contexts, it is sometimes called the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

The Purpose of the Mass

Why do we have Mass?
We have Mass to worship and to receive God’s grace, to unify with him and with other worshipers through the sacrament of the Eucharist. As a sacrament, it is that Jesus himself acting through the Eucharist, and supplies all the graces we derive from it.

At Mass we are able to stand mystically at the foot of the cross and witness for ourselves the same self-sacrifice of Jesus, in an unbloody manner.

Mass is a celebration of this sacrifice. It is the active participation of all that come together in the place of worship. We do not come to Mass simply to receive something passively or to watch a show; we come as participants embracing the grace Christ pours out for us shed by his own blood on the cross.

The Procedure of the Mass as Explained by a Catholic Priest.

EucharistWhen the priest pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into the heavens, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the Victim for the sins of man. It is a power greater than that of monarchs and emperors: it is greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed it is greater even than the power of the Virgin Mary. While the Blessed Virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man—not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ, the eternal and omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.

Rebut.

I don’t know that I need to say anything on this subject in regards to the rebuttal.

I believe that the reader will see what problems exist with this doctrine as explained by the Church itself.

Clearly the Catholic Church won’t let Christ off the cross.

In the mass, the substance of the bread and the wine are supposedly transformed into the actual body and blood of Jesus, rendering Him as a repeated, incomplete sacrifice for sins. Making the priest the creator of the almighty creator. Is this not a remarkable problem that Catholics Must live with?

Hereby Christ is not Lord and Savior—He’s the eternal Victim, perpetually bound to the altar by the power of the priest. To be crusified time and time again at the behest of the priest.

What do we find in the scriptures on this subject?

“Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Romans 6:8-10″
True tabernacle“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Hebrews 9:24-28″
“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 1 Peter 3:18 NASB”

Yes; you see because your eyes are open, Jesus died once; for all, and with His sacrifice He gained the victory over death. Never to die again!

You can be sure that the Mass has nothing to do with the Bible as it denies both the Christian Gospel, and the Christian Life. It shows itself for what it truly is; and that is the Church of the Antichrist.

It rejects the nature of God, it rejects His Glorious Son, and it destroys the Law and the promise of eternal life by the conquest of sin on the cross, the doctrines of salvation and forgiveness of sin are made of none effect.

It destroys and makes a mockery of the atoning sacrifice of Christ, it removes the victory of the cross, and replaces it with the Gospel of Satan. The entire ritual of the Mass/Eucharist is satanic in nature, and by crucifying the Son of God anew they ridicule and subject Him, to public shame and disgrace by portraying His victory at the cross, as a failure, and Satan; as the victor!

The mass is a blasphemous abomination which has been instituted by the Catholic Church upon the sons and daughters of God to steal the souls that belong to our Creator for the glory of the devil, which is the true God of the roman Catholic System.

 

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12 Transubstantiation:

Transubstantiation: The Catholic Priest Can Change Bread/Wine Into Jesus Christ Catholic Catechism 1994: Items #1376,1333,1377

Explained by the Church

TransubstantiationTransubstantiation, Decree of.—And because that Christ our Redeemer declared that which he offered under the species of bread to be truly his own body, therefore has it ever been a firm belief in the church of God, and this holy synod doth now declare it anew, that by the consecration of the bread and of the wine a conversion is made of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord, and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood; which conversion is by the Holy Catholic Church suitably and properly called transubstantiation.—“Dogmatic Canons and Decrees,” p. 74. New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1912.
Transubstantiation, Canons Concerning.—Canon I. If any one denieth that, in the sacrament of the most holy eucharist, are contained truly, really, and substantially, the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ; but saith that he is only therein as in a sign, or in figure, or virtue; let him be anathema.
Canon II. If any one saith that, in the sacred and holy sacrament of the eucharist, the substance of the bread and wine remains conjointly with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and denieth that wonderful and singular conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the blood-the species only of the bread and wine remaining-which conversion indeed the Catholic Church most aptly calls transubstantiation; let him be anathema.
Canon III. If any one denieth that, in the venerable sacrament of the eucharist, the whole Christ is contained under each species, and under every part of each species, when separated; let him be anathema.
Canon IV. If any one saith that, after the consecration is completed, the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ are not in the admirable sacrament of the eucharist, but (are there) only during the use, whilst it is being taken, and not either before or after; and that, in the hosts, or consecrated particles, which are reserved or which remain after communion, the true body of the Lord remaineth not; let him be anathema.—Id., pp. 81, 82.
Transubstantiation, Roman Catholic Teaching Concerning.—
20. How does our Lord become present in the eucharist?
Our Lord becomes present in the eucharist by transubstantiation; i. e., by the changing of the whole substance of the bread into the body of Jesus Christ, and the whole substance of the wine into his blood.
21. Is it then true that after consecration there is neither bread nor wine on the altar?
Yes; after consecration nothing remains but the body and blood of Christ.
22. What remains of the bread and the wine after consecration?
After consecration nothing remains of them but the species or appearances. The substance of the bread and the substance of the wine have been changed into the substance of the body of Jesus Christ and the substance of his blood.
23. Are the substance of the bread and the substance of the wine annihilated when the host is consecrated?
No, but they are changed into the true body and the true blood of Jesus Christ. If they were annihilated, there would be no change. Now, the church expressly teaches that there is a change.
24. Is Jesus Christ, whole and entire, present in the eucharist?
Yes, Jesus Christ, whole and entire, is present under the appearance of bread, as he is also whole and entire under the appearance of wine.

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Now that the reader has a sound representation of the Churches exoteric teaching in this regard, I think it wise for all who desire knowledge and truth to study the Inspired Word, and with eyes to see and ears to hear, and by exercising the faculties that God blessed us with, that we may determine the true teachings of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is supposed to have instituted this abomination as doctrine.

RCC Curse# The Church pronounces a curse and anathema upon all who do not accept this doctrine.

If anyone denies that in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist are contained truly, really and substantially the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ,[42] but says that He is in it only as in a sign, or figure or force, let him be anathema. (Session XII, Canon I)

# Does God compel the conscience, Or do we have freedom of conscience?

Truth free“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:32-36″
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.  Romans 8:1, 2”
“Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: Galations 1:3, 4″

God makes the consequences of our decisions clear to us that we might make wise choices and reach out for the ministration of the Holy Spirit through our Lord Jesus Christ, that we might be saved.

But God could have made us serfs; without the freedom to chose, and it is this choice which required the great sacrifice of the Heavenly Deities. Which behoved Jesus to come to earth in the flesh to remove the stain of sin from our bodies. If God went so far as to give His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16…  so that we may have the freedom of choice, does the sound, reasoning and rational mind really believe that God would place curses on those that exercise that freedom?

Your choices in this life will determine your fitness for the Heavenly Kingdom, but nowhere does God compel the conscience. The whole purpose of the plan of redemption is for the salvation of those who chose to serve and worship their Creator, it makes No sense to force the conscience, otherwise Adam would never have sinned in the fist place. These curses and anathema’s show this system for what it truly represents; and the fingerprints of the man of sin are all over it.

# Do we take the eating of the flesh of Christ, and the drinking of His blood literally?

“Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:1-4″
“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:35”
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4: 14”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1”

The words of Christ in the many verses where He tells us to eat His Flesh and drink His blood are clearly in the spiritual sense as can be seen on the above verses.

Jesus is the Word and the word is the testimony of Jesus Christ, the one true witness; and the Bible is the word which testifies of Christ. And we are to search, study, devour, consume, and internalise the Word! In that sense. It is His word that is the manna that gives life.

“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is he (That is me) which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. John 6:32, 33″

# Why do we not take it literally, Is cannibalism permitted?

Cannibalism is mentioned several times in Scripture (Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53-57; Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 2:20; 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10), but in each case, the practice is regarded as a horrible curse, and an inhuman act of desperation. Moses and other prophets predicted that, if the Israelites forsook God, they would fall into such awful degradation as to cannibalize their own children. These harrowing prophecies were fulfilled during the siege of Samaria during the reign of King Jehoram (2 Kings 6:28-29). Cannibalism was the physical horror which accompanied the spiritual horror of apostasy.

“Thou shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13”
“And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.
Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. Genesis 9:5, 6″
“That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD. Liviticus 22:8”

Love thy neighbour# The Bible is clear on this point.

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22: 36-40

You are not permitted to eat thy neighbour, and to suggest that God didn’t make any Law regarding cannibalism is a clear contradiction of the plain and simple teachings of the scriptures.

Should one really need to point out the problems associated with eating your Creator? I shudder at the thought; and once again this teaching, and these practices of the Roman Catholic Church have the fingerprints of the devil ALL over them. I pray that the reader will reach out to our Saviour prayerfully so that they may receive true light on this most dangerous doctrine.

 

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13 Purgatory

PurgatoryPurgatory: An Intermediate State Between Heaven And Hell Catholic Catechism 1994: Items # 1030,1031,954 Purgatory CCC 1031, “The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire:
CCC 1475, “In the communion of saints, “a perennial link of charity exists between the faithful who have already reached their heavenly home, those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. Between them there is, too, an abundant exchange of all good things.” In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin.

Explained

Purgatory, Its Place.—The ordinary place of purgatory, which is appropriately and generally understood by the name purgatory, is under the earth, near to hell.—“Theologia,” Dens (R. C.), Tom. VII. Tractatus de Quatuor Novissimis, N. 27, “De Loco Purgatorii” (Dens’ Theology, Vol. VII, Treatise on The Four Last Things, No. 27, “On the Place of Purgatory“).
Purgatory, Pretended Scripture Proof for.—Holy Scripture does not mention the word “purgatory,” but the idea is conveyed of a place of expiation after death. This is neither heaven nor hell. From the Old Testament we infer the existence of purgatory, as a belief of the Jews, from the passage telling the action of Judas Maccabeus regarding the dead. He made a collection and sent to Jerusalem 2,000 drachms of silver, that sacrifice might be offered for the sins of those who had died. 2 Mac. 12: 43-45.
In the New Testament, reference is generally made to the words of our divine Lord in Matthew 12:32: “He that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.” St. Augustine and St. Gregory, among many others, have gathered from these words that some sins may be remitted in the world to come, and that, consequently, there is a purgatory.
The passage of St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, is taken in its concluding words, “But he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire,” to refer to the cleansing fire of purgatory.—The Catholic Citizen, May 1, 1915.
Purgatory Adopted from Paganism.—Go wherever we may, in ancient or modern times, we shall find that paganism leaves hope after death for sinners who, at the time of their departure, were consciously unfit for the abodes of the blest. For this purpose a middle state has been feigned, in which, by means of purgatorial pains, guilt unremoved in time may in a future world be purged away, and the soul be made meet for final beatitude. In Greece the doctrine of a purgatory was inculcated by the very chief of the philosophers. Thus Plato, speaking of the future judgment of the dead, holds out the hope of final deliverance for all, but maintains that, of “those who are judged,” “some” must first “proceed to a subterranean place of judgment, where they shall sustain the punishment they have deserved;” while others, in consequence of a favorable judgment, being elevated at once into a certain celestial place, “shall pass their time in a manner becoming the life they have lived in a human shape.” In pagan Rome, purgatory was equally held up before the minds of men; but there, there seems to have been no hope held out to any of exemption from its pains….
In Egypt, substantially the same doctrine of purgatory was inculcated. But when once this doctrine of purgatory was admitted into the popular mind, then the door was opened for all manner of priestly extortions. Prayers for the dead ever go hand in hand with purgatory; but no prayers can be completely efficacious without the interposition of the priests; and no priestly functions can be rendered unless there be special pay for them. Therefore, in every land we find the pagan priesthood “devouring widows’ houses,” and making merchandise of the tender feelings of sorrowing relatives, sensitively alive to the immortal happiness of the beloved dead.—“The Two Babylons,” Rev. Alexander Hislop, pp. 167, 168. London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1907.

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The fallen lightAll souls that understand the true scriptural explanation of the state of the dead will know that purgatory is another fabrication of the Church of Rome. This doctrine also holds that the souls in purgatory may be aided by the faithful on Earth through prayers, almsgiving, indulgences, fasting, sacrifices, and other works of piety.

A recent example of arbitrary indulgence was granted by Pope John XIII and reported in the February, 1962, Roman Catholic monthly magazine Extension. This edict grants “indulgences to all who will offer confessions, communion, pay a visit to a church or oratory, and say prayers for the intention of the Pope”.

This decree also declares that a 500-day partial indulgence may be obtained if a Roman Catholic offers his or her work to God and accompanies this offering with a prayer and a contrite heart. By doing these various acts or works the person can gain a 500-day shortening of his or her stay in purgatory.

IndulgencesThis doctrine of purgatory has been created to boost the financial coffers of the Holy See. To those who do not understand the state of the dead then I recommend researching the subject thougoughly as the currently portrayed dogma of the state of the dead by the Catholic Church is critical for your acceptance of these other deceptive doctrine such as Purgatory, Indulgences, praying to the dead, mariology, meritorious works on behalf of the dead etc.

As a Christian who’s creed is Sola scriptura; That is the Bible and the Bible only as the Supreme Authority in all matters of doctrine and practice.

I see that there are clear issues with this doctrine in that if it is to be believed it would destroy the integrity of the scriptures and make a lie of the plan of redemption.

And who would benefit most from convincing the children of Christ that the Sure Word of God cannot be trusted? Those with eyes to see and ears to hear will see the fingerprint of Satan all over this.

# This doctrine is not to be found anywhere in the inspired word.

# This doctrine makes a lie of the scriptures regarding the state of the dead

# This doctrine destroys the victory at the cross.

# There is no Thus Saith The Lord. (Any inspired scripture that is used as supportive of the doctrine say nothing of the doctrine, on the contrary, they contradict any idea that people can pay off sins in the next life before entering heaven.)

# It makes a lie of the doctrine of salvation by Grace through Faith (You cannot have salvation and purgatory)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8, 9″

I would like to close this subject with a few messages of warning from our creator.

Inspired of God“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16”
“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.
I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. 2 Corinthians 11:13-16″
“Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:5-10″
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8:14”
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22: 18, 19″
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar Proverbs 30:5, 6″
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2”
“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Deuteronomy 12:32”

 

 

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14 False Forgiveness of Sins

False forgiveness of sins through the confessional, “The priest can forgive sins”???

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The authority of the Roman Catholic Priest to forgive sin is Not Proved, neither can it be proved as it is neither implied nor given.

There are several texts that the Church of Rome will use to sway the mind of the sons and daughters of God to convince them that the the priest has received this authority to do so, but this simply cannot be.

You see sin began in the heavenly kingdom with the fall of Lucifer, it is Satan which brought sin into the world causing the fall of Adam: Who was the representative of mankind, and King of the world.

By his failure; Adam relinquished his Kingship, and his dominion of the earth, and all the creatures therein to the Devil; you can see in Matthew 4:8-10 where Satan offered all the kingdoms of the earth to Christ, if he would only bow down and worship him. This would not be possible if the prince of the air had not the dominion.

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

Many do not understand the origins of Sin, and also do not recognise who it is that has the authoritative power to forgive sin, and why.

It was Christ who gained the victory on the cross.

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! 1 Corinthians 15:57”

Salvation (1)The significance of this fact is that it was Christ, and He only who won back the power of absolution of sin, and as our Creator, and our Redeemer, it is Him only who can forgive us of our sins.

Forgiveness of sins is not a power which can be transferred as the authority is given only to He who created, and redeemed us. To suggest that mortal man can forgive sin is akin to the blasphemy that mortal man can create our creator.

This is simply nonsense and the Devil will have us argue politics, semantics and legalism to confuse the mind. Don’t get caught up in the trap, if you have made it to the bottom of this page then I bid you have an idea of the nature of this system.

The devil cannot hide its spots from the those who study the scriptures and make the word of God their rule. God gave you the freedom of conscience and will not compel you, but if you are to be saved then there is only ONE WAY to salvation, and that through Jesus Christ

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6”

The freedom that we receive can only be claimed by going to our maker with a repentant heart,

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Revelation 3:19”

Sins paid in fullWhy is it that men do not believe upon sufficient evidence?–Because they do not want to be convinced.

They have no disposition to give up their own will for God’s will.

They are unwilling to acknowledge that they have cherished sinful unbelief in resisting the light that God has given them.

They have been hunting for doubts, for pegs upon which to hang their unbelief. They have been ready to accept testimony which is weak and insufficient, testimony which God has not given them in his word, but which pleases them because it agrees with their ideas, and is in harmony with their disposition and will.

These souls are in great peril. If they will bow their proud will, and put it on God’s side of the question; if they will with humble, contrite hearts seek for the light, believing that there is light for them, then they will see light, because the eye is single to discern the light which comes from God. They will acknowledge the evidence of divine authority. Spiritual truths will shine forth from the divine page. But the heart must be open for the reception of light, for Satan is ever ready to obscure the precious truth which would make them wise unto salvation. If any do not receive it, it will forever remain a mystery of mysteries to them. {RH, December 23, 1890 par. 3}

I pray that the reader will continue their studies of the Inspired Word to seek light unto sanctification, to seek guidance from His Word Only. The one rule, the one creed, Solar Scriptura. The word of God has been given to us for our admonition, and salvation.

Do not put your souls salvation into the hands of man. Christ has regained the victory, but Satan still has his day here on earth until our Lord comes in power and glory.

“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:26”

and until that day we must be vigilant, as the devil will use every means at his disposal to steal the souls that belong to our Creator, and what better way to do this than presenting himself as the authority of Christ on earth. If you do not wake up and see the deception, the lies, and the true nature of this Romish System, then you are in grave danger of relinquishing your claim to eternal life.