Thursday, March 6, 2008

Roman Catholic Doctrine Paves a Path to Hell

Some of you may find the title of this post harsh. It is. I pray this post will shock at least one person into the truth of God's revelation. And yes....for a short time, when I was younger and less knowledgable, I was Catholic.

Do I believe all "Catholics" are bound for hell? No. I do, however, believe all people who understand and believe the doctrine of salvation as stated by the Catholic church ARE headed for hell and do not know the Christ of scripture.

Many heresies of the Catholic church (and there are MANY) have been well documented. This post is simply meant to document one damnable heresy....which is enough.

What Catholic Doctrine Teaches (from the churches catechism) Versus what the Bible Teaches

HERESY: page 320 catechism: The Church does not know of any means other than Baptism that assures entry into eternal beatitude

TRUTH: John 5:24, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life".

HERESIES: page 292, paragraph 1129, "The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation."

page 487, paragraph 2010, "…we can then merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed to attain eternal life…"

TRUTH: Galatians 2:16, "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified".

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

Titus 3:4-5, "But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit."

HERESY: page 224, "Outside the [Roman Catholic] Church there is no salvation",

TRUTH: John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

I've only scratched the surface....but if you are intellectually honest you can see that you can believe in Catholic theology or the Bible....but you cannot believe in both.

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