FALSE DOCTRINES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
If you happen to be a Roman Catholic, some aspects of this Bible study may shock you because there are some shades of Catholic doctrines that do not line up with scripture.
The word of God tells us that my people are lost out of ignorance but it does not say that you shall get away with your sins because of ignorance.
This Bible study is not an attack on Catholics, but it is an attack on Catholic doctrines that are contradictory to the word of God.
Ten Commandments, images, icons and idols:
The second of the Ten Commandments is,
Exo 20:4 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:
To hide this commandment from the people, the Catholic Church deliberately left that commandment out and divided the last commandment into two commandments.
That was deliberate deception because for centuries Catholics were not permitted to read the Bible and had to rely on what the priests told them.
Early Christians never worshipped idols or images until Constantine merged Christianity with paganism.
Making graven images is strictly forbidden by God. Idolatry is an abomination to God.
Deu 27:15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
We can see by these scriptures, God is not pleased when people resort to worshipping graven images.
Genuflection is another unnecessary man-made ritual brought into the Catholic Church.
The person genuflecting is actually kneeling and bowing in an act of worship to an idol situated in the front of the church.
Since it is a sin to bow the knee to anyone other than the Lord, genuflection is sin.
In the Catholic mass, the church has what it calls ‘transubstantiation’. Statements in the Catholic doctrine say they believe their communion water and wine actually become the physical body and blood of Jesus.
The word ‘transubstantiation’ comes from their quote, “Jesus is substantially or physically present in His entirety, God and Man permanently through the conversion of the bread and wine, which is named transubstantiation.” The whole concept is scientifically impossible.
Grape juice would always remain grape juice and the wafer would always remain a piece of baked ground cereal.
They believe Jesus is being continually sacrificed and crucified for their sins and will keep on doing so until the world ends but that is wrong, because the Bible says Jesus died once only, for all mankind when He offered up Himself on the cross.
Heb 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
They believe they are literally eating and drinking the body and blood of Jesus.
They think the substance of the Eucharistic elements is converted into the substance of the body and blood of Jesus and only the appearance and taste of the elements still remain.
The belief in transubstantiation is cannibalistic and it is not the truth, but people have been seduced into believing it is the truth.
They believe they are not honoring God when they are not doing so. That is why the Catholic Church still has Jesus on the cross, but that is not right, because He was taken off the cross and has risen from the dead.
When Jesus spoke about taking His body and blood, He did not mean we were to literally eat Him. He was referring to our accepting the sacrifice of Himself for our eternal salvation.
We were asked to take the bread and grape juice regularly to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us, right up until He comes again
There is not one word regarding infant baptism in the Bible. Infants were dedicated to God but never baptized.
Sprinkling a baby with water will not be an effective baptism because baptism comes after repentance and babies do not know what sin is therefore they cannot repent.
That Catholic ritual was supposedly to remove the infant of ‘original sin’. Sprinkling water on an adult is not effective either. Baptism should be by full immersion, after repentance. Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River (Mark 1:9).
He went down into the water and came up out the watery ‘grave’ (Matthew 3:16) signifying His own death, burial and resurrection.
Our baptism identifies us with Jesus’ burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3 to 11). It signifies our ‘death’ to the old life and our resurrection to a new life in God.
If infant baptism was God’s way, then Jesus would have been baptized as a baby but He was an adult when He was baptized and He is our example.
We need to know what sin is and be able to repent before we can be baptized. John the Baptist insisted people repent before they were baptized and he became angry with the people who came to be baptized without first showing the fruit of repentance (Matthew 3:7 & 8).
They were acting out of a religious attitude instead of a repentant attitude. We need to have our hearts right with God before we are baptized in water, and babies cannot repent or seek God for themselves. Infant baptism is not scriptural nor is it effective.
If you have been sprinkled as a baby, you would need repent and be baptized by full immersion, if you desire to be obedient to what we have been told in the scriptures.
It is supposed to be a place where people go after death to be purged of evil then go on to heaven. You are supposed to be able recite prayers and make payments to the church to get other people out of purgatory. That is not scriptural.
The Bible never mentions purgatory.
The early church did not believe anything like purgatory. Pope Gregory the Great first established the doctrine of purgatory in 593 AD. The ‘payment’ for the souls of the dead made the church a lot of money.
The scriptures tell us a man dies once and after that comes the judgement (Hebrews 9:27). There is only heaven or hell and later the lake of fire for the non-believers (Revelation 20:15).
Purgatory does not exist. It is a false doctrine of the Roman catholic church.
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Confessional, penance and absolution:
The priest sits in a private little closet-sized room and listens to a person confess all their sins, then he will tell the sinner to pray certain prayers for ‘penance’ and they will be forgiven or absolved.
Some leaders in the Catholic Church took money from the parishioners to pay for their absolution and dispensations, which were never honored. That is contrary to scripture. We are to confess our sins to God and He will forgive us.
No one except Jesus has the power to forgive sins on behalf of God. And to make the matter worse, the person whom you are confessing your sins to, does not know God and is not of God. If you confess your sins to a Catholic priest you are blaspheming God.
They were introduced by Peter the Hermit in 1090 AD and the concept was copied from Hinduism. Jesus condemned this type of praying. ‘When you pray, do not speak useless repetitions, repeating the same words over and over as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard for their much speaking.
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him’ (Matthew 6:7 & 8). Repetitive meaningless prayers like saying several ‘Hail Mary’s’ is something the Lord does not appreciate.
He wants our prayers to be heart-felt, genuine, spoken with thanksgiving and praise.
Our prayers have to come from the heart. Saying the rosary is a pointless exercise because God does not listen to empty, repetitive prayers. The church says, ‘The Rosary is your key to heaven’. They claim the rosary is a means to salvation.
The worship of Mary was set up in 381 AD and was decreed by the council of Ephesus in 431 AD; that is recorded in history; it is a fact.
There is no mention of worshipping Mary until then and there is no worship of Mary in the Bible. Pope Pius 9th proclaimed the immaculate conception of Mary in 1854. In 1931 Pope Pius 11th reaffirmed that doctrine.
Mary was not ‘immaculately’ conceived.
She was a normal woman who needed to repent of her sin and accept her Son Jesus as her Savior like every other person (Acts 1:14).
The Catholics believe Mary was the only human born by Immaculate Conception, so they say Jesus was born without original sin.
That implies Mary did not need a Savior and was divine, but after studying the scriptures we can see that is wrong and is contrary to scripture, because the Bible says we are all sinners (Romans 3:23). Mary herself realized she needed a Savior (Luke 1:46 & 47).
If Mary did not need a Savior, she would not have glorified God as her Savior. Most certainly Mary was chosen by God to bring forth our Messiah, but she died like all mortal humans.
Why did people start worshipping a deceased woman? This actually dates back to the days of the Babylonian cult instigated in the Tower of Babel and is still practiced today.
After Damascus became the area of the head of the Babylonian cult, which worshipped the ‘queen of heaven’ and her son (Jeremiah 7:18), the Catholic Church thought it would be politically expedient to give them a parallel figure to bring into their new officially imposed worship, so began the worship of the Madonna (a statue that Catholics believe represents Mary) and child.
That was when Mary was elevated to divine status. The so-called ‘queen of heaven’ or goddess of fertility, was Ishtar where we get the word Easter.
In Catholic Church buildings, sometimes they have MR etched around the churches. MR means Mary Regina - the queen of heaven.
The image of mother and child had been an object of primary worship from the time of Babylon, centuries before the birth of our Lord Jesus.
Ecc 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Ecc 9:5 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.
Ecc 9:6 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.
This is ‘mass population, public fasting’. It is also contrary to scripture to fast in this way.
We should fast in secret. ‘When you fast, do not be like the hypocrites who put on a sad face so their fasting may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have their full reward already.
When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face so your fasting may not be noticed by others but by your Father Who sees in secret, and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you openly’ (Matthew 6:16 to 18).
Genuine fasting is a deeply Spiritual experience that should be between God and the person who is fasting.
The place where anabaptized babies are supposed to go in a kind of suspended in-no-man’s-land forever if they die but are not old enough to be condemned for punishment.
In reality, limbo does not exist. Babies and children go straight to be with the Lord at the point of death.
One can only imagine the dreadful feeling bereaved parents must endure, after having suffered the tragic loss of a child, then being made to believe their precious child is in limbo. It would be devastating.
The scripture tells us that forbidding people to marry is a doctrine of demons (1 Timothy 4:1 & 3). It is not from God. Priests and nuns should free themselves from the bondage of this demonic doctrine and marry if they want to.
Apostle Peter (nicknamed Cephas) was married (1 Corinthians 9:5) he had a mother-in-law and Jesus healed her, then she got up(Matthew 8:14 & 15). Celibacy was introduced to priests by decree in 1079 by Pope Boniface 8th.
It is scripturally obvious this pope was under the influence of demons when he made this ordinance. Jesus imposed no such rules nor did any of the apostles.
The Catholic Church waited more than 1,000 years before introducing this ordinance.
Paul was single and preferred to stay that way because he felt he could dedicate his life to serving the Lord, but importantly he said, “I say this for your own welfare, not to put restraint on you but so you may attend to the Lord without distraction” (1 Corinthians 7:8 & 35).
Paul taught bishops, deacons and church leaders were to have a wife and children (1 Timothy 3:2 & 4). A bishop is an elder, pastor or leader of any Christian church and he is encouraged to marry and raise a family.
It is scripturally correct for people to remain celibate until they are married, but it is scripturally wrong to deny anybody the right to be married if they chose marriage. Jesus never married but His siblings and the apostles were all married (1 Corinthians 9:5).
In the Catholic Church as regards to ‘celibacy’, it was not the prohibition of the sex act but the prohibition of marriage.
Many priests and nuns habitually had sex and there were many children born to them. In fact at least seven popes were the sons of priests, cardinals or other popes. It was marriage that was forbidden by the church. That rule is a double abomination.
Firstly, because the Lord God Himself introduced marriage between an adult man and an adult woman and wants His people to enjoy married life and to raise their children with two parents. Secondly, the Lord prohibits all sexual immorality.
By these two facts, we can see the so-called ‘celibacy’ supposedly practiced by the Catholic Church really is a doctrine of demons, flying in the face of the commandments of God.
The sin of Anti-Semitism is official Roman Catholic Church doctrine. It began over a thousand years ago. The church began the terrible ‘Replacement Theology’ by stating the church had replaced the Jews as God’s chosen people. That is scripturally wrong.
The Bible says, “Has God rejected His people? Certainly not! … God did not reject His people whom He foreknew” (Romans 11:1 & 2).
The church has accused Jews of the most terrible things and often foolish things, such as blaming them for the Bubonic Plague.
Over the centuries, the church has burned thousands Jewish books including copies of the original Bible. Millions of Jews were forced to become ‘Catholics’ or were tortured and murdered.
As late as the early19th century in Europe, Jewish babies and children were stolen from their parents and were raised as Catholic children.
The Papacy itself is of pagan origin. The title of Pope - which means universal father - was first given to the Bishop of Rome about 400 AD. Before the 4th century, the head of the church was known as the Bishop of Rome. This form of mono-hierarchy stemmed from the Babylonian cult.
Peter was never a pope. The very first pope came 400 years later, long after Peter was dead. If one cares to do their sums, the dates do not add up.
The church calls the pope the ‘holy father’ and priests are called ‘father’ but Jesus very definitely instructed us to, “Call no man Father on the earth, for One is your Father Who is in heaven” (Matthew 23:9).
Jesus meant Father as someone trying to take the place of God on earth. The pope is certainly not God on earth and he is not the holy father because there is only one Holy Father and He is in heaven. Jesus called God ‘Holy Father’ (John 17:11).
You need to come out of the Roman Catholic church as soon as possible, because if you die in this false religion you will go to hell.
False doctrines of the Roman Catholic church.
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3. Fasting and prayer.
4. By our fruits you shall know us.
5. Friendship with the world is enmity with God.
6. Nothing is hidden from God.
7. The great white throne of judgment.
8. The fear of God.
9. Deliverance from the powers of darkness.
10. The doctrine of hell.
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13. Salvation is only possible through Jesus Christ.
14. We ought to obey God rather than men.
15. The riches of this world are vain.
16. The sin of idolatry.
17. Rebuking public nudity.
18. Do not be conformed to the world.
19. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
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