The statements of the Bible or the Gospel and the teachings of Catholicism differ completely from one another in all areas essential to salvation. The pseudo-Christianity of the Roman Church can be exposed relatively easily by comparing its dogmas with the teachings of Holy Scripture.
Inhalt / Content
- 1 A few basic differences are enough
- 2 Deviations of the Church of Rome from the Gospel
- 3 Foundation for permanent blasphemy
- 4 The sacrilege of the Eucharist
- 5 Blasphemy by the Church of Rome is unprecedented
- 6 Catholicism – Not Catholics
- 7 Some Evidence from the Gospel
A few basic differences are enough
Every now and then it is useful to point out some fundamental and extremely important differences between the statements of the Gospel and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Such a quick overview also provides some useful information, even without having to delve deeply into the subject matter.
The simple overview is enough to recognize the enormous distance between the dogmas of the Church of Rome and the Word of God. In principle, all other bizarre teachings of the Roman Catholic Church stand on the foundations, some of which were laid 1,000 or more years ago. These are then simply referred to as traditions.
Deviations of the Church of Rome from the Gospel
The following bullet points represent only the fundamental differences between the teachings of the Gospel and the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church. In many areas, these deviations are even decisive for salvation, because the redemptive work of Jesus Christ through His sacrifice and His blood knows no alternatives, deviations, modifications or reductions.
|Acceptance by Holy Spirit||Acceptance and restoration through (pseudo) baptism|
|Sanctified by the truth||Sanctified by inclusivity (church laws) and tolerance|
|Guided by Holy Spirit||People-centered|
|Godless & sinners will be wiped out||Godless & sinners go to eternal hell|
|Two ordinances (baptism, communion)||Seven sacraments|
|Preach the gospel||Proselytize other faiths|
|Jesus Christ is the rock||Peter is the rock|
|Scripture is the only authority||Authority is scripture, tradition, infallible bishop (magisterium)|
|Jesus offers eternal life||Church teaches conditional living|
|Jesus forgives completely||Church teaches partial forgiveness, residual sins remain|
|Jesus is constantly at the right hand of God||Jesus constantly strives for God's acceptance|
|Jesus preaches peace and security||Church teaches uncertainty, fear, doubt and a false hope|
|Officially not a symbol||Dead Jesus on the cross ("permanently dead")|
|Officially not a depiction of Jesus||Helpless baby Jesus in Mary's arms|
|Last Supper as a reminder of Jesus' sacrifice||Repeated Sacrifice (Eucharist)|
|Jesus' one-time sacrifice||"Holy Mass"|
|Brought to you by the sinless Son of God||Delivered repeatedly by a sinful priest|
|Sacrifice for the living||Sacrifice for the living and the dead|
|Unique, perfect, complete, everlasting sacrifice||Thousands of victims every day, sacrifices only lasting temporarily|
|Sacrifice for all sins||Sacrifice only for past sins|
|about Jesus||about Jesus|
|He is the image of the righteous God||He did not fulfill divine justice|
|He is the only access and way to God||It did not provide direct access to God|
|He gives His righteousness to believers forever||He did not perfect believers forever|
|He is the only path to salvation||He did not secure salvation|
|He has completely opened the path to salvation||He did not complete the work of redemption|
|about salvation||about salvation|
|Salvation by grace through faith alone||Jesus made salvation possible, then good deeds must follow and sacraments and mass and purgatory and indulgences|
|through repentance, confession of sins, repentance in prayer to God through Jesus Christ||Priest hears confession and forgives sins|
|Forgiveness is effective immediately||Forgiveness is a process|
|Man is dependent only on Jesus Christ||Man is dependent on the priest (church).|
|Jesus Christ is the only Savior||Mary is co-redemptrix (Pope John Paul II)|
Further information about the Catholic Mary
Foundation for permanent blasphemy
With such a pseudo-Christian foundation on which the Roman Catholic Church stands, it is no longer surprising that this pagan institution, based on the teachings of ancient Egypt and Mithraism (more Info), ein Selbstverständnis entwickelt hat, has developed a self-image of what the Bible calls the ” “Abomination of the Earth” (more Info). The Catholic priest John A. O’Brien stated it clearly in his textbook written for non-Catholics, “The Faith of Millions” (1938). His definition of a Catholic priest may mark one of the “highlights” of the Roman Catholic Church’s blasphemies:
In the 6th edition, page 270:
The sacrilege of the Eucharist
This passage alone in the Catholic priest’s book fundamentally contradicts the Gospel. This teaching completely overturns the saving work of Jesus Christ, exalting the priest, a sinful human being, above everything earthly and heavenly, right up to Jesus Christ himself, in order to drag him from the heavenly throne down to the altar as a submissive sacrificial lamb. Jesus Christ submissively follows the priest’s instructions and allows himself to be sacrificed by him.
Anyone who does not recognize this as diabolical should take Isaiah 5:20 to heart:
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Catechism paragraph 1374
The Roman Catholic Church declares that Jesus, sacrificed by the priest, is to be eaten in slices as a “host”, physically and truly transformed into the flesh of Jesus. As described in the Catholic Catechichm:
More information about the mockery of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist – here
Blasphemy by the Church of Rome is unprecedented
Further examples of the Roman Church’s self-produced evidence that it is the “man of sin”, “son of perdition”, and the “mother of all whores” described in Scripture can be found here.
Catholicism – Not Catholics
The Catholicism of the Roman Church and all its branches are the greatest evil this planet has ever seen. This “abomination of the earth” must be pointed out loudly, but not to the Catholic staying in this church. Who among these church members would describe themselves as “adversaries of God and Jesus Christ” and “faithful servants of the adversary”? They are all deceived and act in good faith. The Roman Catholic Church has done a brilliant job of packaging its paganism, which originated and continued in ancient times, as “pious Christianity”. As far as the bishops and cardinals are concerned, ignorance should no longer apply here.
God knows his own. There are also many people in the Roman Catholic Church who believe in Jesus Christ with “body, soul and heart” in the way He and His work of salvation are described in the Gospel. For them the Savior left an urgent call in Revelation 18:4:
Come out of her [Babylon], my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Further Info about Babylon
Some Evidence from the Gospel
If the Roman Catholic Church were to make it clear on its own initiative that it is not at all in accordance with the Gospel, but rather is spreading its own teachings of “Catholicism”, then people could decide knowingly. Either the Catholic Church or Christianity. But the Church of Rome presents itself as “Christian” and therefore knowingly and deliberately leads people to ruin(see Revelation 13:2).
The following are a few statements from the Bible that warned of the emerging heresies as early as the time of the apostles and also unhinged some of the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
The fundamentals of the gospel. Only the written Word of God counts. No tradition and no “additional teachings”.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
2 Timothy 3:16
Only Scripture is God-breathed and not any visions from old “church fathers” and “saints”.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
Warning against teachers who want to partially nullify the Word of God with their own teachings.
“Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
Scripture is the only source of faith and also the only test of any doctrine.
“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.“
Further warning against false teachers.
“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.”
Warning of creeping and emerging false teachers
” For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
The papacy claims to stand on the “Rock of Peter.” Peter was the first pope. But even Peter was not infallible, as the Pope claims to be today.
“But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”
Peter was so fallible that he acted unjustly against other people. Paul rebuked Peter.
“But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?“
1 Peter 2:7-8
The Bible says in several places that it is not Peter who is the rock, but Jesus Christ himself.
“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”
and 1 Corinthians 10:4
“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
and Psalm 78:35
“And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.”
Jesus Christ sacrificed himself once and finally. The Catholic Church sacrifices Jesus thousands of times every day.
“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
After His sacrifice and His ascension, Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God forever.
“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”
The forgiveness of Jesus Christ makes any (further) sacrifice unnecessary. The sacrificial system was completely abolished with Jesus’ death and resurrection.
“Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.”
2 Corinthians 5:21
In Jesus Christ we have righteousness, by His grace alone.
“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.”
Jesus Christ lives in our hearts (spiritually) and not in our stomachs as a “morsel of meat”.
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”
Salvation by grace based on faith and not by “good deeds” or sacraments.
“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.”
Bible verses from King James Version