I am curious as to whether or not your website or its
authors feel that Roman Catholicism is in some way not a Christian religion.
I do not see this specifically in your website, but I got that impression. I
should say that I am not Catholic myself, so I am only curious. If you would be
kind enough to clarify for me in any manner you deem appropriate, I would
appreciate it for my knowledge. A lot of rabble rousing and interesting
commentary on your website, and we need more of that now and people who stand
for values, even if those values are not necessarily politically correct. I
found much of your website and citation to scripture educational.
John P. Martin
Thank you for your email. Roman Catholicism came
into existence in the 6th century when the bishop of Rome gained ascendancy over
four rival bishops (of Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople),
appointed himself the oracle of God and the sole authority on the
Bible, which he then put away, and began to issue man-made rules and edicts. A thousand years
later, Roman Catholicism had strayed so far from the
Bible that the few with access to
it protested, and then led a revolt, resulting in the "Protestant" Reformation.
The Vatican initially tried to silence the protesters through intimidation,
torture and murder, leaving a trail of 50 million murdered Protestant (History
of Romanism, pp. 541, 542. New York:
1871), far more than the number murdered by the Romans, Muslims and Communists
put together, and the golden age of innovation in torture methods.
the Vatican since has been engaging in twisted acrobatics in logic to try to justify
other unbiblical beliefs and traditions. When challenged, Roman Catholics usually cites
Popes, early church "Fathers" and its Catechism of the Catholic Church,
but not the Bible, whose final warning (Revelation 22:18-19) disqualifies them.
That some consider Roman Catholicism Christian has more to do with the size, wealth and
the political power
of Roman Catholicism than its doctrines. Base on the latter, it is outside the
bounds of Biblical Christianity.
Lest Protestants relish in the above, Roman
Catholicism exemplifies the dangers that await any "Christian" denomination,
pastor or church
that strays from the Bible, especially as they gain wealth and power. It is
crucial for every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ to take ownership of your faith and filter all teachings through the Bible,
not filter the
Bible through pastoral or church teachings; the eternal destiny of your soul is too
important to for you to outsource it to someone else. Here is a set of
Good Sermons and
(that should be filtered through
Bible). You may also appreciate our next reply:
Jesus Flesh. May the Lord bless you.