What Does The Word Of God Say To Catholics?

This Roman Catholic Religion Beliefs website is not one of judgment, but of grace and truth and love, to help you see what the Word of God says, so that you can be sure about your salvation, about your relationship with God, and about eternity with God.

In the day of judgment, you will stand before the Holy God, so you want to be sure that your life lines up with His holy Word.

The Bible says, “…For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.“ Romans 14:10

God proclaims that every man and woman has sinned; that includes me, you, the twelve Apostles, Jesus’ mother Mary, and the Pope.

Pope John Paul II said, “The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” 1

The Bible says, “For all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

God proclaims that there is only One who had no sin, His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15

God offered His Beloved Son as a sacrifice for our sins, that we might have His righteousness.

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

God proclaims that salvation is only through His beloved Son; not through Mary or the Pope.

Pope Pius XI said, “What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.” 2

The Bible says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

God proclaims that salvation cannot be found any other way.

Pius IX said, “God has committed to the Blessed Virgin Mary the treasury of all good things in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace and all salvation.” 3

Pope Pius XII said, “…recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth.” 4

The Bible says, “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

God proclaims that salvation is by faith in Christ, not by works.

The Roman Catholic Church declared at the Council of Trent (Canon 9), “If anyone says that the sinner is justified by faith alone, meaning that nothing else is required to cooperate in order to obtain the grace of justification, and that it is not in any way necessary that he be prepared and disposed by the action of his own will, let him be anathema (damned to hell).”

The Bible says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

God proclaims that there is only one Mediator between man and Him, the Lord Christ Jesus; not Mary or the Pope.

Pope Leo XIII said, “O Holy Mother of God; to thee we lift our prayers for thou, powerful and merciful, art the Mediatrix of our salvation.” 5

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6

The Bible says that Jesus is our Advocate and never says that Mary fills this role.

Pope Leo XIII said, “With equal truth it may be said that of the great treasury of all graces given to us by Our Lord—for grace and truth came by Jesus Christ—nothing comes to us except through Mary’s mediation, for such is God’s Will. Thus, as no man goes to the Father but by the Son, so no one goes to Christ except through his mother.” 6

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1

The Bible says the Jesus is our Redeemer and never says that Mary fills this role.

Pope Benedict XV declared, “To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation . . that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ.” 7

The Bible says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)” Galatians 3:13

Jesus never elevated Mary for worship; He praised those who hear and obey the Word of God.

And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!” But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:27-28

Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.” But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8:19-21

The Bible forbids us to bow down to or worship any image, including Mary, Peter and the Pope.

The Catechism removed God’s second commandment which forbids idol worship, and split the tenth commandment in two, to fill the gap.

You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 26:1

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” Exodus 20:4,5

The Bible declares that the Queen of Heaven incites God’s anger. Worshiping Mary and praying to Mary represents idol worship.

Pope John Paul II said, “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” 8

The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger.” Jeremiah 7:18

God tells us that salvation is by faith in Jesus’ blood sacrifice as the spotless Lamb of God; and that it is not earned by good works.

Pope Leo XIII said, “O Virgin most holy, none abounds in the knowledge of God except through thee; none, O Mother of God, obtains salvation except through thee, none receives a gift from the throne of mercy except through thee.” 9

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

In Matthew 26:26, when Jesus blessed the bread and broke it and said “Take, eat; this is My body,” He was not saying that the Communion bread (Eucharist wafer) becomes His literal body.

He is symbolically saying that we need to eat the Word of God, we need to read the words of Jesus in the Bible to be fed, for Jesus is the Word that became flesh, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
He is symbolically saying that we need to come to Him and believe in Him alone for our salvation, “And Jesus said to them,I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.“‘ John 6:35
He is telling us to humbly, thankfully remember His dying love for us; that He came in the flesh to suffer on our behalf on the cross of Calvary, so that we could have forgiveness of our sins, and all of His righteousness and blessings would be bestowed upon us.
The Bible never says that Jesus needs to be continually sacrificed in a Mass ceremony. Rather it says that Jesus one-time sacrifice on the cross was sufficient for all sin.
By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:10

The Bible says that we should go to Jesus our High Priest to confess our sins for forgiveness, not a priest.

Pope John Paul II said, “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.” 10

Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:17

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” Hebrews 4:14

The Bible says that Jesus is our High Priest, not a Catholic Priest or the Pope.

The priest has the power of the keys, or the power of delivering sinners from Hell, of making them worthy of Paradise, and of changing them from the slaves of Satan into the children of God. And God Himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of His priests, and either not to pardon or to pardon…” 11

But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.” Hebrews 7:24-27

The Bible never mentions a place called Purgatory and Jesus Himself has told us there is no Purgatory.

As Jesus hung on the cross, one of the condemned thieves turned to Him for Salvation. Even though he did not enunciate all the portions of the Salvation Plan, Jesus knew his heart was broken for sin, and knew that the thief recognized Him as the only Savior of the world.

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:39-43

The Bible never says that Jesus gave His authority to Peter, to any priest, or the Pope. Jesus has reigned over His church from beginning to end.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

Here’s some other things that the Roman Catholic Church promotes that are not in the Word of God.

No exalted positions of the Pope or Cardinals.  No prayers to Mary or the saints.  No monks or nuns.  No required celibacy for Priests.  No statues.

We pray that you have eyes to see that the words of the Papacy do not line up with the Word of God.

On the day of judgment, you will stand before the Holy God, and you will account for your obedience to His Holy Word.

Are you going to trust and obey His words?  Or the words of a man?

Watch this video from Jacquelyn, a lost Catholic who was saved by grace.

Watch this video from Catholic Nuns and Priests, who were saved by faith in Christ.

If you’re in the Catholic Church, Jesus has lovingly called you to, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.“ Revelation 18:4

Come out of her and know true salvation, which is by faith in the atoning work of the Lamb of God, Christ Jesus.

This is a very important message on Biblical salvation. Are you saved?
Do you know your eternal destination? If not, this video is a must see!

Secure your salvation by a direct relationship with Christ Jesus, instead of through men.

Repent of your former beliefs.

Repent of your sins against the Lord, who alone is perfect.

Profess your belief in His sacrifice on the cross of Calvary, and his shed blood which confirmed His covenant with you.

Declare that you desire to have a real relationship with Him.

Ask Jesus to come into your heart to be your Lord and Savior. Amen!

Start reading the words of God in the book of John, to understand what Jesus really said to you and what He did for you, so that you could have eternal life with Him.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Read the book of John @ Studylight.com

You may be thinking that Pope Francis I isn’t saying these things, so it doesn’t matter.

But Papal statements, known as Papal Bulls and ex cathedra statements, remain the stance of the Roman Catholic Church, until a Pope retracts it.

They are like a law in the U.S.  If a President enacts a law, it’s the rule of the land until another President gets the law overturned.

So if a previous Pope proclaimed it and the Roman Catholic Church hasn’t issued a retraction, then it is still their official stance.

They have not apologized for any of these statements, nor have they retracted them.

Source List:

1 (Pope John Paul II: Redemptoris Mater (On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of the Pilgrim Church)

2 (Pope Pius XI: Quas Primas (On the Feast of Christ the King), Encyclical promulgated on 12-11-1925, #18.)

3 (Pius IX: Encycl., Ubi primum, February 2, 1894) — [p. 18, no. 38]

4 (Pope Pius XII : The Raccolta, Benzinger Brothers, Boston, 1957 A.D., No. 626.)

5 (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Jucunda semper, September 8, 1894.) — [p. 19, no. 43]

6 (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Octobri mense, September 22, 1891.) — [pp. 13,14, no. 19]

7 (Pope Benedict XV : Inter Sodalicia, 1918)

8 (Pope John Paul II: Redemptoris Mater (On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of the Pilgrim Church), Encyclical promulgated on March 25, 1987, #41.)

9 (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Adiutricem populi, September 5, 1895.) — [p. 12, no. 13]

10 (Pope John Paul II: Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1984.)

11 (St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Dignities and Duties of the Priest (1927))

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    menzi m biyela May 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I would like to pass my gratitude about the trueth I read here yes there is only one mediator between man and God its Jesus Christ our lord and Saviuor.

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    David May 6, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Thank you for your comment Menzi and Amen! :-)

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    Ann August 7, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    HI, WHERE IS THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE REGARDING WHAT YOU WROTE AT THE BELOW SITE?:

    http://endtimesforecaster.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-next-event-is-not-sixth-seal-and.html

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    David August 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm
    PAUL ADDAE September 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    1: Please, where in the bible does it speak about Sabbath?

    2: Please where in the bible does it says that Sunday is the Sabbath?

    3: Please I want a source that will give me more about the day of worship and Catholic cathechism.

    Thank you.

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    David September 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for your comment Paul :-) Most Protestant Christians mistakenly believe in a Sunday Sabbath, but the Bible never defines a Sunday Sabbath.

    I observe a Saturday Sabbath which was defined in Genesis as part of the pattern of creation, and then repeated in the Bible with Abraham, the Israelites, the Jews and the Early Church of Christ. (Exodus 20:8-22, Exodus 31:12-18)

    It was Roman Emperor Constantine who changed the day of rest to Sunday, the venerable day of the Sun, at the Council of Nicea in 321 A.D.

    The Catholic Church claims that the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday was her act and a Mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things, as you can see in this video http://youtu.be/CrB21mc2fmI

    I hope that helps. Blessings to you!
    David

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Good going, David! Well said. You spoke the truth. I mean it is history and we cannot deny that!

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    Liam September 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Strictly speaking the Sabbath is the same day it has always been Saturday, it must be noted however that it is celebrated from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. To speak of the Christian Sabbath as Sunday is to use very loose language. Sunday is a distinct day that follows the Sabbath. The Catechism of The Catholic Church explains;
    Sunday is expressly distinguished from the Sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonially observance replaces that of the Sabbath.
    In Christ’s Passover, Sunday fulfils the spiritual truth of the Jewish Sabbath and announces mans eternal rest in God.
    For worship under the law prepared for the mystery of Christ, and what was done there prefigured some aspects of Christ (CCC 2175)
    As Christians we are not celebrating the Sabbath, we are celebrating something else. What we are celebrating instead of the Sabbath is The Lord’s Day. This has been celebrated since the first century, in fact in the very first chapter of the book of revelation we read that John experienced the inaugural vision of the book on the Lord’s day;
    I John, your brother, who share with you in Jesus the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus
    I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet. ( Rev 1:9-10)
    John speaks of the Lord’s day as an already established thing and he expects his audience to know what it is. This is the day when the Jesus rose from the dead, this is stressed in all four gospels Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:1, Luke 24:1 and John 20:1 in Matthew we read ‘Now after the Sabbath, towards the dawn of the first day of the week’ the Catechism explains;
    Jesus rose from the dead ‘on the first day of the week’ because it is ‘the first day’ the day of Christ’s Resurrection recalls the first creation.
    For Christians it has become the first of all days, the first of all feasts, the Lord’s day (Greek) he kuriake hemera, (latin) dies dominica, Sunday. (CCC 2174).
    In his letter to the Collossians (2:13-17) St. Paul makes it clear that Sabbath observance is not binding on Christians. ‘Let no one pass judgement on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
    These are only a shadow of what is to come but the substance belongs to Christ.
    The things that pointed forward to Christ had a meaning, but now that he has come and removed the cover of darkness their is no need for these. The early Church fathers agreed St. Ignatius of Antioch said ‘Those who lived according to the old order of things have come to a new hope, no longer keeping the Sabbath, but keeping the Lord’s day, in which our life is blessed by him and by his death.’ (Ignatius of Antioch Letter to the Magnesians).
    So The Catholic Church didn’t change the Sabbath. There was no medieval council, emperor or Pope who said ‘you know what will move the Sabbath to Sunday’
    We are no longer obliged to celebrate the Sabbath since Jesus instigated the new covenant and he had the authority to do that because as he told us ‘ The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.’ (Matt 12:8)
    Another key point gentile Christians were never obligated to observe the Sabbath since the Law of Moses was given to the Jewish people an not to them, unlike God’s moral law which applies to everybody.

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    David September 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you for your comment Liam :-) I agree that the Biblical Sabbath is observed from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, and that hasn’t changed. As for the stance of the Roman Catholic Church, watch this Catholic Bishop proclaim that it is the Catholic Church who changed it to Sunday, as a “mark” of their authority. http://youtu.be/CrB21mc2fmI Blessings to you! David

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    Liam September 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    The ‘bishop’ in that clip is actually an actor and seventh day adventist called Vincent G Morton.

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    David September 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Liam, why do you think that a SDA person would do that? I would note that he seems to be reading quotes that are from the Catholic Church, but it still seems really odd to dress up like a Bishop to do the video.

    What do you make of these statements?

    “Of course the Catholic church claims that the change [i.e. Sabbath to Sunday] was her act, and the act as a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” — H.F. Thomas, Chancellor to Cardinal Gibbons.

    “Sunday is our MARK or authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” — Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

    Thanks, David

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    Liam September 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    A quick internet search to find out it was an actor. As for the quotes the Church has never claimed it moved the sabbath. As can be seen by my refrences to the catechism above. Sunday is the Lords day not the sabbath they are different.

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    Reticent November 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    This says it all!
    Rom 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
    Rom 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
    Rom 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
    Rom 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
    Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
    Rom 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
    Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
    Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
    Rom 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
    Rom 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
    Rom 14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
    Rom 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
    Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
    Rom 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
    Rom 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
    Rom 14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
    Rom 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
    Rom 14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
    Rom 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
    TAKE CARE NOT TO BITE AND DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER! GRACE!

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    oscar December 29, 2014 at 6:39 am

    thank you so much for this wonderful page full of truth and interesting facts!

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    David December 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you for your comment Oscar :-) I’m blessed to know that the page has benefited you! Keep learning and growing in the grace of our Savior. David

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    Sharon Naughton January 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    You are speaking for satan. You take the Truth and twist it. I will be very surprised if you post this. You have been decieved. Jesus Christ Founded the Catholic Church. I pray the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to this Truth

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    David January 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you for your comment Sharon :-) If you’re interested in truth, I would suggest that you read another study on the website called “Was The Apostle Peter The First Pope?” Here is the link http://romancatholicbeliefs.org/was-the-apostle-peter-the-first-pope/

    It will show you that Peter was not in Rome during the time frames that the Catholic Church proclaims that he was the first Pope. And it will show you another Simon (Peter) who was in Rome.

    I would also recommend that you look to see how the Popes of Rome fulfill Bible prophecy @ http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions

    There is no mistaking who the Bible is talking about. I pray the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to the Truth.

    Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name, David

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Mary first of all was not her real name, her name was Miriam. Okay, she DID NOT ascend into heaven. Where does it say that in the Bible? Mary was only a human that God used for His purpose. Her husband had to have come from the tribe of Levi and I forgot which one Mary was from but they had significance. Mary died and was buried like the rest of us. God used many people for his purposes. This is not to say it is not an honor to be used of God, of course it is but this does not make her divine. The Catholic church would not let people read the Bible on their own for many years and those who did were martyred. You see, Adam was given an inheritance. He was to represent planet Earth. The devil stole that by craft. Now in the old days, to regain one’s inheritance, ONLY a family member could buy it back so Jesus had to become human and BE our brother to buy it back for us in RIGHTEOUSNESS. Which He did perfectly. There is so much more to know and it took me years of reading the Bible and having the right teacher expound on what I’ve learned. I do not take 100% what anyone says though. It has to fit with history and the Bible. I also learned that in order to understand the New Testament one MUST learn what the Old Testament was about and then one gains great insight. ALWAYS check with the Bible in all ways.

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    David February 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for your comments Shirley :-) Yes, we must always check what men say against the Word of God. Martin Luther was a Catholic Monk, when the Lord put the Bible in his hands, and had him compare what the Popes taught to the Word of God. He found pure salvation by faith in Jesus’ atoning sacrifice alone, not by the sacraments through the Papal Church; and he found that the Roman Catholic Church was a false Church, a harlot Church.

    Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis which revealed the many ways that the decrees of the Papal Church were counter to the Word of God. This sparked the Protestant Reformation, where millions came out of the Catholic Church, to be saved by faith in Christ alone.

    You can read more about how Martin Luther was using the in the Revelation 11 Two Witnesses study. http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/two-witnesses-of-revelation-bible-study/

    Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name, David

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Jacqueln’s video made me cry. Every word she said is true.

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    Shirley February 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Yes, there is a book. A book they use in Catecism. It says the pope has/had the right to change the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. This is because the Romans worshipped the Venerable day of the sun. The sun god. It goes way back. The Catholic church admitted in black and white they changed it. Why does our calendar go from the first day of the week being Sunday instead of Monday if the Sabbath is Sunday. Revelation even says “He will think to change times and law”. This is reference to the Catholic church or the Vatican. The Pope claims to be vicar between God and man. There is only one vicar, Jesus. The Pope is not perfect and we are told to confess our sins to God in Jesus’ name and call NO man your father for there is only one Father, our Heavenly Father. I refer to my father as my earth father because he sired me. It’s amazing, God must have looked at me close up before I was conceived on earth. I feel so sad because I don’t know Him enough. No man can fathom God. I have learned a great deal but God fashioned me and everyone else and some don’t even know it. He fashioned us like clay pots. He must have looked at me and decided to make me. It makes me terribly sad to have disappointed Him because of all the wrong things I’ve done. That video Jacuelyn did is so true and the same thing happened to me.

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    Liam February 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    There is a lot of talk on here about how The Bible says this so it must be true. But tell me were in The Bible does it say that you have to find everything in The Bible? Were is Sola Scriptura in The Bible? please you post this, however I doubt that you will.
    God bless you

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    David February 18, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Thank you for your comment Liam :-) I don’t believe that the Bible says that you have to find everything in the Bible. But it does say that what is in the Bible is true, and if a man teaches something that is contrary to it, then the man is wrong.

    This page shows that the Popes of Rome have made declarations which are contrary to the Word of God.

    I’ll trust the Bible thanks, not a man who claims to be God, who claims to be Jesus Christ on Earth, and who claims to forgive sins.

    All of those things are contrary to Jesus Christ, who is our High Priest.

    Grace and peace to you in Christ’s name,
    David

    “The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.” Psalms 12:6

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    Liam February 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    In reference to Shirley. You still call your Father (Dad) Father. Am i right. Or is that wrong. I dont think the point of that particular teaching was of Jesus was dont call no man father. Remember Jesus taught in parables 2000 years ago. We need to interpret his teachings just as people living then did. Dont read it so literally i ask and pray you!

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    David February 18, 2015 at 2:53 am

    The context of Jesus saying “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” is that He was berating the Jewish priest for loving to be called Rabbi, Father.

    They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.”

    It’s a simple truth. Don’t call any religious leader Father, including the Pope. There is only One Holy Father. Amen!

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    Liam February 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Ahh yes Martin Luther I have read about him in The Bible;
    ‘ You are Luther and on this Luther I shall build my church. Although not for 1500 years and then it will cause a great schism between God’s people’

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    David February 18, 2015 at 3:20 am

    You want to talk about Martin Luther? Let’s do just that.

    The context of Revelation 11 is that during the Dark Ages the Roman Catholic Church had banned Bibles and killed the people who proclaimed salvation by Christ alone, whom the Papal Church deemed as ‘heretics.’

    The followers of Christ, the saints, had been persecuted so much, and so many Bibles had been burned, that in 1514 A.D., at the ninth session of the Fifth Lateran Council, the council orator exultingly declared: “Now, no one contradicts, no one opposes.” To the Pope he said: “The whole body of Christendom is now seen to be subjected to its head, that is to thee.”

    The Catholic Church declared that the witnesses against them had been silenced, they were as good as dead.

    They had been silenced, banished to the corners of the world, unable to stand against the Catholic Church.

    Without the Word of God, the remnant was unprotected and they had no power.

    The 1823 Encyclopedia Britannica records the time of the 3 1/2 years, “Everything was quiet; every heretic exterminated; and the whole Christian world supinely acquiescing in the enormous absurdities inculpated on them (by the Roman Church).

    Jesus’ Church had been silenced and deprived of power and opportunity of prophesying:, and was quite dispirited, cast down, and trodden under foot.

    This caused Catholic Rome and the countries that supported them to rejoice, and they held great feasts to celebrate the end of the Protest-ants.

    The splendor of the dinners and celebrations given by Pope Leo X and the Roman Cardinals on the triumphant close of the Fifth Lateran Council – a splendor unequaled since the days of Pagan Rome’s greatness – is the subject of a special record by the historian of Pope Leo X, E.B. Elliott.

    During this 3.5 year time period, Jesus was having Martin Luther study the Word of God to be able to measure the true temple of God.

    Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple (naos) of God, the altar, and those who worship there.” Revelation 11:1

    The ‘reed like a measuring rod’ is the Word of God, the Little Book of Revelation 10.

    The Greek for reed or rod is “kanon” = canon of holy scriptures. Kanon is also translated as rule, or measuring rod.

    But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule (kanon) which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.” 2 cor. 10:13

    They were to measure the spiritual temple of God, not a physical temple.

    The Greek word for the physical temple is hieron. The Greek word for the spiritual temple is naos.

    Ephesians 2:19-22 ”Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple (naos) in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

    God was telling His people to use the Word of God to determine who was the true church, the Temple of God; and who was the false church.

    At the time there was the true Church of Christ, and the false Catholic Church of Antichrist.

    When Martin Luther measured the teachings of the Catholic Church against the Word of God, they were able to see that it is the false church.

    He found no justification for a Pope or hierarchy of Archbishops and Bishops, just the five-fold ministry of the early church.

    He found no place of purgatory, where people could be refined, so that they could go to heaven.

    He learned that good works don’t earn salvation, they only testify to one’s faith in the Lord.

    That he did not have to go to a confession box with a priest, but had direct access to Jesus the High Priest.

    That bowing down to statues was forbidden.

    That he didn’t have to count rosary beads, or pray to anyone like Mary, but only to the Father in Jesus name.

    He found the simplicity of the Holy Communion, but no mass ceremony, and no wafer that supposedly becomes the body of Christ.

    He discovered salvation by faith in Jesus sacrificial death and resurrection, not in works, and not through the Catholic Church.

    He found that all of these things were strange and alien to the Word of God, and He testified that the Catholic Church was not Christ’ true church.

    The only way to discern false prophets is to study and know the Word of God.

    Revelation 11:2, “But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.”

    The Catholic Church claims to be Christian, and many are misled by their message of salvation by works that is through them.

    But that’s not the pure Gospel of Christ, where people are saved by faith in Christ’s atoning work.

    Jesus was instructing Martin Luther and others, to prophecy against the Catholic Church, so that people could understand they can only be saved through Christ. And millions of people read the Word of God and were saved through Christ, and they went on to form the Protestant Churches.

    The Catholic Church was delegated to the court outside the temple, as they are not the true Church of Jesus.

    ‘for it is given unto the Gentiles.’

    This is not talking about physical gentiles, but spiritual.

    Spiritual Israel consists of those who believe in Jesus as Messiah and are saved by His atoning work.

    Spiritual Gentiles consists of those who are not saved, but condemned, because they don’t believe in Christ alone for salvation.

    This is the Catholic Church, who teaches salvation by works through the Catholic Church, and all the Catholics who follow their teachings instead of Christ’s.

    And exactly three and a half years after the 9th session of the Lateran Council opened on May 5, 1514, Martin Luther nailed his ’95 Theses’ on the door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31, 1517.

    The 1823 Encyclopedia Britannica records what happened after the 3.5 years of silence, “in 1517, the empire of superstition received its first attack (its death blow almost) from Martin Luther.”

    Luther’s act was the defining moment that the Church of Christ came alive again, as it ignited the Protestant Reformation, where many came forward to testify against the Roman Catholic Church.

    Millions of people came out of the Papal Church to be saved by the pure Gospel of Christ, which led to the formation of the Protestant Churches.

    So the reason the Protestant Churches were founded in the 16th century, was because the Papal Church had so relentlessly sought to wipe out the true Church of Christ.

    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-11-deception/

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    Liam February 18, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I can see that we will never agree. I will pray for you that you will come to realise the truth. For in the words of Venerable Fulton Sheen ‘There is not 100 people in the U.S who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they mistakenly think the Catholic Church is.’

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    David February 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    No Liam, we will never agree, because you defend the Harlot Church of Revelation 17. Here is what Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition and known as the “Prince of Preachers” said about the Harlot Church of Rome.

    “Her idolatries are the scorn of reason and the abhorrence of faith! The iniquities of her practice and the enormities of her doctrine almost surpass belief! Popery is as much the masterpiece of Satan as the Gospel is the masterpiece of God! There can scarcely be imagined anything of devilish craftiness or Satanic wickedness which could be compared with her—she is unparalleled as the queen of iniquity.

    “Behold upon her forehead the name, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. The Church of Rome and her teachings are a vast mountain of rubbish covering the Truth of God! For weary years good men could not get at the Foundation because of this very much rubbish.”

    “It is the bounden duty of every Christian to pray against Antichrist, and as to what Antichrist is no sane man ought to raise a question. If it be not the popery in the Church of Rome there is nothing in the world that can be called by that name. If there were to be issued a hue and cry for Antichrist, we should certainly take up this church on suspicion, and it would certainly not be let loose again, for it so exactly answers the description.”

    “Popery is contrary to Christ’s Gospel, and is the Antichrist, and we ought to pray against it. It should be the daily prayer of every believer that Antichrist might be hurled like a millstone into the flood and for Christ, because it wounds Christ, because it robs Christ of His glory, because it puts sacramental efficacy in the place of His atonement, and lifts a piece of bread into the place of the Saviour, and a few drops of water into the place of the Holy Ghost, and puts a mere fallible man like ourselves up as the vicar of Christ on earth; if we pray against it, because it is against Him, we shall love the persons though we hate their errors: we shall love their souls though we loath and detest their dogmas, and so the breath of our prayers will be sweetened, because we turn our faces towards Christ when we pray.”

    Here is a Bible study that shows how the Popes of Rome and the Jesuits fulfill Bible prophecy as the Antichrist beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, the Son of Perdition and the False Prophet.
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions

    Here is a study page that lists the Historical Witnesses against the Popes of Rome as the Antichrist beast of Revelation, some of which were burned at the stake for their testimony.
    http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/historic-witnesses-against-the-antichrist-roman-beast-the-popes-of-rome/

    In Revelation 18:4 Messiah said “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”

    I pray that you will heed the Messiah’s call and come out of her before it’s too late.

    Grace and peace and love to you in Christ’s name,
    David

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    Teresa April 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

    A Mother’s role…..
    Mother Mary was an absolutely very respected and important person in Jesus’s life. She was there in his trials and tribuations, and seen and witnessed his ascension into Heaven. She is a role model (not an idol) to be respected and followed for all women in every century we have been on this amazingly beautiful earth.
    I know as a Mother, my young men, look up to me for guidance and loving affection so they may continue to strengthen their relationship within theirselves and others. This is what is true love that Our Mother Mary represented for her loving Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for our sins. What true love is there between Mother and Son….a bond that can never be broken.

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    David April 13, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you for your comment Teresa :-) I agreed that Mary was a very respected and important person in Jesus’ life. The challenge is that the Pope’s have exalted her high above that, and have made her our Intercessor, and our Co-Redeemer.

    Popes proclaim that Mary lived a sinless life and is the co-redeemer of salvation.

    Pope John Paul II said, “The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe‘.” (9)

    “The Church… been accustomed to have recourse to that most ready intercessor, her Mother Mary … For as St. Irenaeus says, she ‘has become the cause of salvation for the whole human race.‘” (10)

    Pope Pius XI said, “What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.” (11)

    Pope Benedict XV declared, “To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation . . that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ.” (12)

    “God has committed to her the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is his will, that we obtain everything through Mary.” (Pope Pius IX: Encycl., Ubi primum, February 2, 1849.) — [p. 12, number 12]

    “O Virgin most holy, none abounds in the knowledge of God except through thee; none, O Mother of God, obtains salvation except through thee, none receives a gift from the throne of mercy except through thee.” (Pope Leo XIII: Encycl., Adiutricem populi, September 5, 1895.) — [p. 12, no. 13]

    “If it is impossible to separate what God has united, it is also certain that you cannot find Jesus except with Mary and through Mary.” (Pope Pius X: Allocution to the Franciscans, November 12, 1910.) — [p. 14, no. 20]

    “Every day, as the Church herself recommends, priests will recite the Holy Rosary, which, by proposing for our meditation the mysteries of the Redeemer, leads us to Jesus through Mary.” (Pope Pius XII: Exhortation, Menti nostri, September 23, 1950) — [p. 14, no. 23]

    Only Jesus possesses the role of Redeemer and Intercessor, so what Pope’s teach is contrary to the Word of God.

    Grace and peace to you in Jesus’ name,
    David

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    Sharron July 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you for standing up for Christ. Not enough people do so, as they are to afraid to offend or upset anyone. May God bless you and continue to enable you to use his Word to educate others about the deception in the Roman Catholic church. I was brought up in a Catholic school and surrounded by Catholics (family members and friends) the majority of my life, so I believed that becoming a Catholic was the correct thing to do. That was until I took up my bible and began to study and see the Truth. Any Catholics reading this please do not think that as Christians we hate you because we do not. We pray that you will take up the bible and study it. Pray to the Father, through Jesus Christ and ask for HIS guidance.
    God bless, Shalom.

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    David July 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you for your comment Sharon :-) I’m blessed to know that the study benefited you and I pray that you will share it with Catholics, so that they will know the truth and have a covenant relationship with our Messiah. God bless you! Shalom :-)

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    Lokiare July 10, 2015 at 6:08 am

    NLT John 16:23
    At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name

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