Catholics follow catechism not the Bible.
Catholics can never be fully firm on any teaching in the Bible because at any moment the man in Rome can change his mind and change the Bible to aggree with his NEW teaching and this has happened many many many times in the past and even now francis is making changes to church doctrine that have some in the church scratching there head in shock and horror.
There are 2 things that amuse me in the Christian world and the first is the idea of a Catholic Bible scholar and the second is a Catholic who thinks there church teaches the Bible.
WHY would you waste your time as a catholic studying the Bible when at any moment a man in Rome could make a proclamation that changes the Bible? Catholic “bible scholars” need to spend all their time following the updates of the pope because when the pope makes a change to the bible that change MUST be believed by ALL in the church.
Whenever you have a conversation with a catholic “bible scholar” I always remind them that they must always go back to catechism and check if their teaching is correct with the man in Rome.
Because I am not a believer is the added and made up catechism I no longer have conversations with catholics who follow the teaching of a man who sits in Rome and makes it up as he goes.
I am amused by a catholic who will make the bold statement “I HAVE READ THE BIBLE MANY TIMES” and there is nothing you can teach me!
By following catechism and its many pagan beliefs a catholic is making the whole Bible null and void = having no force, binding power, or validity.
All Catholic doctrine is based on the extra teachings of the pope who is infallible in all matters of faith and sacred tradition. Catholics are not followers of Yeshua they are followers of Rome.
Mary was not a Goddess = Jesus was not a God
Even a brief and fleeting casual reading of the New Testament will reveal that the Catholic (universal) roman Church do not have its origin in the teachings of Yeshua (Jesus) or His apostles. None of the core beliefs of the catholic church are found in the Bible they are found in catechism which is the added doctrine made up by the popes. According to the Catholic catechism, the Catholic Church relies on the authority of church tradition for their doctrines not found in the Bible.
An example of the results of this kind of thinking is the number of doctrines concerning Mary, the mother of Jesus. Throughout the centuries, Catholics have “revealed” new doctrines concerning Mary. These new teachings, which are part of the Catholic catechism, are found nowhere in the Holy Scriptures:
• Mary is the Mother of God — AD 431
• Prayers are offered to Mary — AD 600
• The Immaculate Conception (establishing her sinlessness) — AD 1854
• The Assumption of Mary — AD 1950
• Mary is the Mother of the Church — AD 1965
The catholic church simply give the Bible lip service on a Sunday with a small READING from the Gospols BUT IN REALITY the rest of the mass is pagan and NONE of there CORE teachings are found in the Bible.
The Roman Catholic church was NOT started by Peter it was started by Constantine and that is why it is NOT called the church of Peter, it is called THE ROMAN CATHOLIC (UNIVERSAL) CHURCH .. Constantine brought all the pagan and demonic religions together AS ONE UNIVERSAL church in the 4th century.
Today THE CORE BELIEFS of early Rome are STILL TAUGHT in every single one of the worlds Catholic and Protestant denominations ...
THERE ARE 3 gods The Father is a god the son Jesus is a god the spirit is a god and Mary is the mother of ALL THE gods......
The Father god (OF LOVE) will torment you forever in hell IF YOU DO NOT OBEY HIM......
The catholic church just like satan loves to remember Yeshua in his lowest time of life dead on a cross and every pope carries a cross with the emaciated dead Yeshua INSTEAD of rejoicing and praising the fact that Yeshua was RAISED from the dead... The devil rejoiced at the death of Yeshua and the catholics continue the rejoicing of the devil.. The devil was not laughing on the day Yeshua was RAISED and sent power to his followers to cast out the devils demons, and this power was given to ordinary men ... Catholics do not morn their saviour they rejoice with their devil at the death of Yeshua.
Yeshua our only mediator.
The origin of the Catholic Universal Church is the tragic compromise of Christianity with the pagan religions that surrounded it. Instead of proclaiming the gospel and converting the pagans, the Catholic universal roman Church “Christianized” the pagan religions and “paganised” Christianity. By blurring the differences and erasing the distinctions, the Catholic universal roman Church made itself attractive to the idolatrous people of the Roman Empire.
In the New Testament, there is no mention of the papacy, worship/adoration of Mary (the perpetual virginity of Mary, the assumption of Mary, or Mary as co-redemptrix and mediatrix), petitioning saints in heaven for their prayers, apostolic succession, the ordinances of the church functioning as sacraments, infant baptism, confession of sin to a priest, purgatory, indulgences, or the equal authority of church tradition and Scripture. So, if the origin of the Catholic and protestant Church is not in the teachings of Yeshua (Jesus) and His apostles, as recorded in the New Testament, what is the true origin of the Catholic and Protestant Church?
In the 4th century of the Roman Empire Constantine who himself thought he was a god, was frustrated at all the pagan religions springing up in Rome that caused bloodshed and division and knew he could not kill them all as there were too many and kept coming up with new gods all the time and he was growing weary of continuing to persecute all the Christians SO HE decided to bring them all together in ONE UNIFIED "UNIVERSAL" ROMAN CHURCH....
The simple truth.
The Cult of Isis, an Egyptian mother-goddess religion, was absorbed into Christianity by replacing Isis with Mary. MARY was then given the titles that were used for Isis, such as “Queen of Heaven,” “Mother of God,” and theotokos(“God-bearer”) were given to Mary....
The "SUN" worshippers were included and became "SON" worshipers OF THE GOD MARY BORE ! Constantine absorbed all the gods of love, the god of peace, and the gods of joy into ONE GOD CALLED "THE FATHER" and consolidated the gods of war, the gods of strength and the gods of wisdom INTO ONE god called "THE SPIRIT"...
The pagan Jewish belief of "ABRAHAMS BOSOM" became "PURGATORY" and "ETERNAL TORMENT" was added to fill people with fear and fully obedient to Rome and its increasing demands for" MONEY and Power..... In AD 313 Constantine lifted the ban or Christianity and in AD 325 Constantine called the Council of Nicea and formally launched "THE ROMAN UNIVERSAL CHURCH" made up of the bastardisation of Christianity and the demonic pagan cults of early Rome. Constantine made an EDICT (an official order or proclamation) THAT ALL future Bibles MUST REFLECT THE TEACHING OF ROME..
Getting into heaven on a budget.
Roman Catholic beliefs and practices regarding Mary are completely absent from the Bible. Where did those beliefs come from? The Roman Catholic view of Mary has far more in common with the Isis mother-goddess religion of Egypt than it does with anything taught in the New Testament. Interestingly, the first hints of Catholic Mariology occur in the writings of Origen, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, which happened to be the focal point of Isis worship.
They believe that Mary never had any more children after giving birth to Jesus and that she remained a perpetual virgin until she died. Why are we to believe that Joseph and Mary never had sexual intercourse? What husband and wife live and die together without consummating their marriage? It is obvious Mary could not have remained a virgin if she had other children as recorded in the Bible. (Matthew 13:55-56; Mark 6:3).
They believe the pope is the Holy Father, a title only given to God. The pope is a man who takes upon himself honour which belongs to no human being. Even the very name by which he allows himself to be called (Holy Father) is highly blasphemous. (John 17:11)
They pray to and worship Mary – an 1854 papal decree (Pope Pius IX) on the Immaculate Conception of Mary that has never been revoked, states, "Let all the children of the Catholic Church ... continue to venerate, invoke, and pray to the most blessed Virgin Mary, mother of God, conceived without original sin.
" Praying to Mary is something that is not spoken of in the Bible and would make her an equal with God, God does NOT have a mother the idea is demonic and relegates the Creator of heaven and earth to a baby born of a woman, thus she has become a deity to Roman Catholics. Mary, according to the Roman Catholics has become the queen of heaven. When the queen of heaven is referred to in the Bible, she is spoken of negatively. (Jeremiah 7:17-19) Mary needed a savoir as much as anyone else and acknowledged this in Luke 1:47.
They believe that Mary is a co-redeemer with Jesus. In 1923, Pope Pius XI sanctioned Pope Benedict XV's (1914-1922) pronouncement that Mary suffered with Christ, and that with Him, she redeemed the human race. Pope Pius XI officially designated Mary the "Queen of Heaven" and "Queen of the World." The Bible specifically states that Jesus is the only way to get to heaven. Nowhere in the Bible does it state that Mary is a co-redeemer. (John 14:6) God speaks out very clearly against the "Queen of Heaven". (Jeremiah 7:17-19)and Yeshua is the only mediator between God and man (1Tim 2:5)and Yeshua is ONLY makes intercession for us (Romans 8:34)
Would Yeshua / Jesus dress like this ?.
The rosary is another way to go against God and His laws it's a way of tricking people into practicing satanic forms of Prayer as we can see here in Matthew 6:7 and 8 it says "when you pray do not keep on babbling like the pagans for they think they will be heard because of their many words do not be like them" for your father knows what you need before you ask him then it says Christians are commanded not to pray the rosary it is a sin to pray like that and that's exactly why the Christian Church does it because praying over and over using vain words and using these rituals and meditations that is absolutely the complete opposite of what you're supposed to do this is a form of the satanic. In the satanic rosery it elevates a woman to the mother of God and blasphemys The Creator of all flesh by saying "heil mary mother of god"
The Lord’s Supper being a consumption of the literal body and blood of Jesus is not taught in the Bible. The idea that bread and wine are miraculously transformed into the literal body and blood of Jesus (transubstantiation) is not biblical. However, several ancient pagan religions, including Mithraism, which was very popular in the Roman Empire, had some form of “theophagy” (the eating of one’s god) as a ritualistic practice.
A God is something you pray to in order to get answers to prayers Roman Catholicism have 10,500 gods they call “saints” one can pray to in order to gain a particular blessing. For example, Saint Gianna Beretta Molla is the patron saint of fertility. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. There are multiple patron saints of healing and comfort. Nowhere is even a hint of this taught in Scripture. Just as the Roman pantheon of gods had a god of love, a god of peace, a god of war, a god of strength, a god of wisdom, etc., so the Catholic Church has a saint who is “in charge” over each of these and many other categories. Many Roman cities had a god specific to the city, and the Catholic Church provided “patron saints” for cities as well.
"Catholics believe Christ's sacrifice was insufficient for the full payment of the penalty of sin and believe in "works" salvation through acts of penitence, acts of charity, or other VAIN means."
Yeshua /Jesus is not God the idea is pagan.
Prior to the time of Constantine's "conversion," Christians were persecuted because they would not include pagan deities in their faith as well. Then, with Constantine's emphasis on making his new-found Christianity palatable to the heathen in the Empire, the "Christianization" of these pagan deities was facilitated. For example, pagan rituals and idols gradually took on Christian meanings and names and were incorporated into "Christian" worship (e.g., "saints" replaced the cult of pagan gods in both worship and as patrons of cities; mother/son statues were renamed Mary and Jesus; etc.), and pagan holidays were reclassified as Christian holy days (e.g., the Roman feast of purification of Isis became the Feast of the Nativity; the Saturnalia celebrations were replaced by Christmas celebrations; an ancient festival of the dead was replaced by All Souls Day, rededicated to Christian heroes [now Halloween]; etc.).
The idea that the Roman bishop is the vicar of Christ, the supreme leader of the Christian Church, is utterly foreign to the Word of God. The supremacy of the Roman bishop (the papacy) was created with the support of the Roman emperors. While most other bishops (and Christians) resisted the idea of the Roman bishop being supreme, the Roman bishop eventually rose to supremacy, again, due to the power and influence of the Roman emperors and the killing of millions who disagreed and were silenced only by death. After the western half of the Roman Empire collapsed, the popes took on the title that had previously belonged to the Roman emperors—Pontifex Maximus.
Martin Luther himself also witnessed that Rome with its popes was anything but a holy city. He was quoted as saying, "No one can imagine what sins and infamous actions are committed in Rome, they must be seen and heard to be believed." It has been said, "If there be a hell, Rome is built over it." It is important to note that pagan popes can be traced back to Babylon but no Christian popes existed until Constantine in 312 A.D. declared himself to be Pope.
Catholics forbid their priests marry, when God specifically set up marriage for all, even priests. (I Timothy 3:2) Many Roman Catholics believe that Peter was not married, the Bible says otherwise. (Matthew 8:14-15; Mark 1:30-31; Luke 4:38-39)
Catholics believe one way of attaining salvation from the punishment of one's sins is through indulgences, which can be purchased with money or through acts of penitence, acts of charity, or other VAIN means. The idea of indulgences is based on good works meriting God's grace.
Since they believe Christ's sacrifice was insufficient for the full payment of the penalty of sin, acts of piety and gifts to the Roman Catholic church may be used as partial payment for one's sins. The Bible says we are saved by faith and nothing else! Once you die, it's judgment time! (Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:27)
Catholics believe in confessing one's sins to a priest. Jesus is the only mediator we need; we do not need the pope, priests, Mary or the saints. (Matthew 6:9, 12; I John 1:9, 2:1; I Timothy 2:5)
Of course, the Roman Catholic Church denies the pagan origin of its beliefs and practices and the Protestant says "they are wrong and we are right" when in fact "the core beliefs" are exactly the same.
The Catholic Church disguises its pagan beliefs under layers of complicated theology and church tradition. Recognizing that many of its beliefs and practices are utterly foreign to the Bible, the Catholic Church is forced to deny the authority of the Bible Gods word that once read will show the catholic universal church is pagan and demonic..
The fact that all the worlds Christian denominations are now pagan backs up the teaching of Jesus Christ that "THE END TIMES" would be the same as "IN THE DAYS OF NOAH" WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD WAS ALSO PAGAN except for "a few" ......... Time to wake up Church THERE WILL NOT BE A NEXT TIME !!