Correct Doctrine 15


4.11 Jesus Christ offered up his shed blood and His substitutionary death for us as a redeeming sacrifice, reconciling us to God once and for all in a permanent Salvation which cannot be lost. His blood purifies us and renders us blameless, cleansing us of all sins (John 3:14-15, 5:24, 10:27-30, Romans 8:38-39, 1 Thess 1:10, 5:9-10, 1 Tim. 2:6, Titus 2:14, Heb. 1:3, 2:9-10, 7:27, 9:12-14, 10:12, 14).

Today is a simple, but profoundly important doctrine to understand. It is the blood of Jesus. We even sing songs about it.

26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Ezekiel 18:26 (KJV)

One sin is all it takes to send us to Hell forever. It requires blood to save us.

6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: 7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein. Leviticus 6:6-7 (KJV)

21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein. Leviticus 22:21 (KJV)

The Jewish counteri-missionary (usually trained by Jews for Judaism) will here interject: “there is nothing in the Torah about the offering of a man as a sin offering!”

You’re right. Absolutely right.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. Genesis 22:7-8 (KJV)

We cannot offer a man as a sin offering. Men are not perfect. We are blemished, and invalid according to Lev. 6:6. However, the Lord Jesus Christ is GOD, as we settled in the last few posts. God provided Himself.

We cannot save ourselves. Our sins separate us from God forever. We are sinful, blemished. There is no provision for us. We are doomed.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28 (KJV)

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6 (KJV)

As you see, the blood of Jesus atones for our sins. His death created a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins. And when He ressurected, He brought us up with Him.

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Romans 3:25 (KJV)

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Colossians 1:14 (KJV)

4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Hebrews 10:4 (KJV)

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Revelation 1:5 (KJV)

Propitiation means “Satisfaction of a debt.” The levitical offerings were effective only in that they were a picture, a “type”, looking forward to the sacrifice of Christ. They served to remove only that sin. The entire system of keeping the Law was to make one keenly aware how ugly we are in the eyes of God, how sin-laden. After only living it a year, the honest person, understanding the Gospel, would be keenly aware of the crushing burden of the Law.

But Christ took all that away. We do not any longer need to keep the law. The law could not save us. Only the death and ressurection of Jesus Christ can do that, by His shed blood.

An interesting study is to take modern Bibles and see how many references to the Blood are in the New Testament. Then check that number against the King James. You’ll see that the modern Bibles remove many references to the Blood. As I’ve pointed out before, one has to stop and say, “You know, I can’t accept it’s a coincidence any longer.” The verses that are altered, removed, or added to always affect some cardinal doctrine. Usually the deity of Christ, the effecaciousness of the blood, salvation by grace alone, fasting… in short, they always affect doctrines that Baptists have lived and died for for 20 centuries. And the enemy finally figured out he can neutralize those Baptists just by changing their Bibles. Wake up, people! Who is on the Lord’s side?

Here are today’s verses. You might want to read your New King James or NASB and see how the modern versions subtly change these verses. Some will be drastically changed, some will not seem to be affected at first. But change them… they do.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:14-15 (KJV)

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. John 5:24 (KJV)

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one. John 10:27-30 (KJV)

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (KJV)

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 (KJV)

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:6 (KJV)

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:14 (KJV)

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Hebrews 1:3 (KJV)

9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:9-10 (KJV)

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. Hebrews 7:27 (KJV)

12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:12-14 (KJV)

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12 (KJV)

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 (KJV)

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Correct Doctrine 14


4.9 Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God the Father, exalted and worshipped day and night by angels in heaven. (Heb. 1:3, 7:25; 10:10-14, Rev. 5:8-9, 5:12-14, 7:10)

4.10 Jesus Christ is the only mediator and advocate between God and Man. No priest or “saint” can mediate between man and God. (Heb. 10:12, 7:25; 10:10-14)

Important stuff today, like the last few times. There is no subject more important than the Lord Jesus Christ.

4.9 is not so controversial, except to a couple of cults, who maintain that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Archangel Michael. I’m sure on Judgment Day, when Christ is seated on the Great White Throne, he’s going to point to Michael and fix his gaze upon a crowd of several million and ask, “what is your defense now? There is Michael. Here I am. I told you unless you believe I am He, you will die in your sins. begone… I never knew ye.”

4.10 is going to upset some people. There is only one mediator between man and God.

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12 (KJV)

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 (KJV)

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:10-14 (KJV)

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Hebrews 1:3 (KJV)

Read those verses, and ask yourself, “can a priest make atonement for you? Can a “Saint” make atonement for you? According to the Bible… only the Lord Jesus Christ can. Does the Lord need to be sacrificed over and over again? no, the Bible says “one sacrifice for sins for ever”, “Once for all”. Can a Pope saying mass atone for your sins? Nothing can wash away my sins… nothing but the blood of Jesus. Can Mary or Joseph intercede for me? No, the Bible makes it clear – only “this man” – Jesus Christ.

So today’s teaching clearly refutes two cults and one false religion.

8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; Revelation 5:8-9 (KJV)

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. Revelation 5:12-14 (KJV)

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. Revelation 7:10 (KJV)

Where Did we get so many false teachers and teachings from???


I sit here, listening to sermons on my laptop while I write. It’s so difficult in the Laodecian age to find pastors that preach correct doctrine. You find this guy, hey, he’s pretty good, but he’s got this error. This guys a really good preacher, but he’s Calvinist. Or this guy’s Armenianist, and believes he has to maintain his own salvation. That’s a big error.

David Wilkerson is a powerful preacher, but he was pentecostal. Yet he was the most powerful voice against Word Faith teachings since the 70’s. He was speaking out against it years before John McArthur began.

I like listening to Walter Martin – but he too spoke in tongues.

I like this Dan guy, really good Bible teacher, but he’s Baptist Brider. So now I have to wade through all that “It matters who baptizes you” and “Did they have authority to start a church?” and other issues.

It’s breaking my heart. Lord, whatever happened to Godly men teaching sound doctrine? It’s like Marc Monte said once, that early in the 19th century, you could go to pretty much any Protestant or Baptist church and find the true Gospel preached.

And I visit Baptist bulletin boards, and find people speaking critically of David Cloud. Really? His doctrine’s good – not like the cult figure of Jack Hyles/Jack Schaap, or the heretical teachings of Riplinger, or Peter Ruckman. So Baptists have no leg to stand on when we point fingers at false teachers OUTSIDE Baptistdom – we’ve got our own heretics as well!

Now in the 21st Century the Gospel is a muddled mess. Let’s see what people are teaching…

  • God wants you healthy and rich. If you can’t speak it into existence, you’ve got a lack of faith.
  • All you have to do is believe. Don’t repent – that’s works!
  • You don’t have to be born again – you were predestined to be saved, and nothing you can do can change that.
  • You were predestined to be saved, but that doesn’t take away your responsibility to obey the Gospel and be born again.
  • You don’t have to be born again, everyone is saved. Halleluyah!
  • precious few will be saved. I made it, the rest of you will burn forever. Mwahahahaha!
  • You have to repent and be baptized to be saved
  • you have to repent and confess you are a sinner to the Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to forgive you
  • you just have to beleive – don’t repent! That word’s not even in the Bible!
  • you must join the Roman Catholic Church, as there is salvation in no other church.
  • you must have obedience to God’s chosen organization, the Governing Body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • you must be a seventh day adventist, and perform good works to be saved
  • you must confess EVERY Sin you’ve ever committed! And Jesus Christ must be the absolute Lord of every area of your life to be saved!
  • You must evidence all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be saved
  • If you don’t speak in tongues, you aren’t saved.
  • If you’re not a member of the True Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, you are not saved.
  • If you believe in the Trinity, you aren’t saved
  • if you don’t believe in the Trinity, you aren’t saved

See the problem? There’s truth mixed in there. Did you spot it, in the middle of all the apostasy and heresy? Or did you fall for the lies in there? How do you know what’s true and not?

The correct answer is the Bible. But the Bible just doesn’t say in one verse in Genesis 1:1 “You have to repent and understand you are a sinner.” Verse 2 “And ye must ask the Lord Jesus to forgive thee and save thee.”

The Bible mixes everything together. You’ll find the salvation message all throughout the Bible. The Lord did it this way on purpose. You can be saved just reading the Gospel of John. But there’s a lot of doctrine all throughout the Bible. It takes study to be able to know what is correct doctrine or not. This is how the Christian grows. If you don’t STUDY your Bible, you’re going to be led astray by a wolf in sheeps clothing, pure and simple. I draw attention to the fact that so many people read C. S. Lewis and think he was saved! And Sunday School classes get together and read “Mere Christianity”. And they find themselves drifting into Thomas A Kempis, and St. John of The Cross, and St. Alba of the Nightstand, and whatever. And suddenly the Pastor starts wondering why so many people in the church are obsessing about salvation and “obedience”.

The sunday School class goes out and buys a program on seeking God. And soon everyone’s touchy-feely about love… and someone begins speaking in tongues in a Southern Baptist Church. Well, yeah – you brought in the Charismatic stuff back in Vacation Bible School, and didn’t even notice! And you had stuff on God whispering, and desiring God, and crazy love… and suddenly your Baptist Church has calvinists and tongues speakers! And the Pastor wonders if its too late to weave cords into a whip and cleanse the Temple.

Friends, we trust everyone who names the name of Christ! Did we stop to see whether or not that’s what the Bible tells you to do? No! We are to study to shew thyself approved. We are to test the spirits. We are warned that grevious wolves will arise – and boy, have they!

I’m telling you right now, probably 95% of what most Christian Bookstores sell is heresy or false teachings. I look at Sunday School curriculums, and shudder. I would have to buy one to see how many doctrinal errors are in it. Before I could in good conscience use the materials, I’d have to go through one, and if necessary line things out with permanent black ink to keep people from reading false doctrine.

I’ve looked at the video curriculums they push, and most of them scare me. My only options now would be taking a DVd curriculum, and editing out any parts that were unScriptural. Why is it I have to do all this? How did Baptists ever get to this point???

The Bible warns us in the last days, some will depart from the faith. More like, most. The Lord even wondered if Faith would be found on the Earth when He returned. The letters to the seven churches show the last days to be marked by churches that make the Lord sick to His stomach. Why do I write about so many heresies and false doctrines??? Because I HAVE to. If I don’t, people will go blindly on, many into damnation, and many Christians into a lack of rewards!

Here’s the question – does it bother YOU? Why are YOU not upset at the wholesale apostasy today? What are you going to do about it?

Answering The Roman Catholic Church 25


Can a person be saved outside of the Baptist church?

The answer according to every Baptist convention is, “Yes.”

What does the Bible say?

The Bible says, “yes.”

So, now we move onto the obvious question… Can a person, according to the Vatican, be saved outside of the Roman Catholic Church?

Many Catholics will say, “yes.” Even several Popes have said “yes”.

This creates a problem, in that this contradicts the official teachings of Vatican II, Trent, and the Roman Catholic New Catechism. The official teaching of Trent, Florence and Vatican II is that you cannot be saved outside the Roman Catholic Church.

“The Catholic Church believes, professes and proclaims that no one living outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but both Jews, heretics and schismatics, can become partakers of eternal life, but will go into eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels unless before the end of life they become members of it [the Catholic Church]” (Council of Florence, 1439, “The Decree for the Arminians”, quoted from The Theologians Answer Your Questions, p. 213).

It is through Christ’s Catholic Church alone, which is the universal help towards salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained. (Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, edited by Austin Flannery, 1975, p. 329).

Now, I’ve found several Roman Catholics who’ve gotten very upset at the things quoted on this blog. You can’t blame me, I’m not making these things up! I’m quoting them from Roman Catholic sources. If that makes you mad, you need to request an audience with the Pope and get your answers directly from him!

This brings up several problems… number one, the Roman Catholic Church has changed its teachings. If they’re the official dispenser of the revealed truths of God as they claim they are… why would they change? God does not change.

Up until Pope Paul in the 1960’s, the official teaching is that you cannot be saved apart from the Roman Catholic Church.

So, what happened?

The Roman Catholic church changed its mind.

Huh.

There’s some problems with this, as I’ve pointed out.

I once witnessed to a woman who was Roman Catholic. She was simply not understanding the words I was using. When I finally rephrased it to, “don’t you want to go to heaven when you die???” Her answer was a puzzled, “I am going to heaven when I die! I’m a Catholic!”

The assumption is, if you’re baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, you’re saved.

Well, if that’s Salvation by Works as far as Church of Christ is concerned, then it’s salvation by works as far as the Roman Catholics are concerned.

If I tell you that you must be baptized to be saved, anyone would tell me I was a heretic for believing in salvation by works. But this is exactly the teaching of the RCC.

Now the RCC does not think it is the Baptizing that saves you… it is the membership inside the “Lord’s true church”. This is another hallmark of cults, it’s called “true church’ism”. If you belong to the cult’s “true church”, you’re saved.

This must be bothering Roman Catholic theologians, in that they simply cannot reconcile the statements by Pope John Paul II and the latest Pope in which sincere members of other religions can be saved by following other religions sincerely.

That would bother me too, because the Bible says something different. Try opening your Bible and reading John 14:6.

Go ahead, go get it and open it.

Can you be saved by being a good Buddhist? The Bible says no.

So, once again, the Roman Catholic church says one thing, the Pope says another, and the Bible something else entirely.

now, let me decode this.

What the Roman Catholic Church means, is, “you can be saved being a sincere Buddhist – as long as you bow the knee to Rome.”

“For the sake of the unity of the Church, the Rock of Peter’s Office must remain through the centuries … it is this Papacy alone which makes possible unity … to admit even the possibility that the final union of Christendom could take place other than in her and through her would be a denial and betrayal of her most precious knowledge that she is Christ’s own church. For her there is only one true union, reunion with herself” (Karl Adam, One and Holy, pp. 76,93).

“This holy Council first of all turns its attention to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself on scripture and tradition, it teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation. … [Christ] is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself … affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it, or to remain in it” ( (Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, edited by Austin Flannery, 1975, p. 336)

Rome intends to swallow and absorb all other religions, in its monstrous bid to become the One World Religion. former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennet attended a convocation of bishops and cardinals at the Vatican, and was struck by the sea of purple and scarlet. Where had he read that before?

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. Revelation 17:3-6 (KJV)

Think about it.

Answering The Roman Catholic Church 24


I’m resuming this subject again, because it’s come up three times in the last year, in a variety of exchanges between Roman Catholics and myself, ranging from nice and polite to downright hostile.

Now, if you’ve never read the other parts in this series, it’s easy to find… scroll down the left hand side of the page in the blog categories and choose “Roman Catholicism”. Then scroll down and hit “older posts” until you reach the very beginning. Or you can choose March 2013, and start there (this way is a little easier, I think).

I’ve dealt with a LOT of subjects already, but I’d stopped it before as it had ran a month, with a promise to resume it.

So far, we’ve examined:

  • one needs only the written Bible (Sola Scriptura)
  • If you are saved, you should be able to simply read and understand the Bible. If you cannot understand it, this is a warning sign you may not be saved.
  • The commandments in the NT are so easy, one does not require a Magisterium to understand it
  • The RCC has no proof whatsoever for a Magisterium.
  • The Bible was once delivered to the saints, and at the close of the canon in AD 95, anyone who adds to it is under a curse.
  • The Roman Catholic views of the Bible
  • The laity and the ownership/study/reading of the Bible
  • The Magisterium refuted
  • Salvation by faith alone vs. works
  • infant baptism refuted
  • baptismal regeneration refuted
  • The Apocrypha was never quoted by the New Testament
  • The Apocrypha was not considered scripture by anyone for at least 400 years – after all the official lists of the inspired canon had been done
  • The apocrypha was never quoted by church fathers for at least 2 centuries after the time of Christ
  • The Bible is only the 66 books of the bible
  • Papal Infallibility is unScriptural
  • Papal Infallibility places the Pope in the place of God, elevating him to being God’s “Equal”, a goal that Lucifer desired
  • Papal Infallibility is also patently illogical, as Inerrant Word Ex Cathedra must also imply inerrant thought and inerrant action
  • There is no evidence Peter ever went to Rome, besides the earliest tradition he was brought there to be crucified upside down. That is tradition, not church history.
  • Peter was not given the choice of who goes to heaven or not.
  • There is no evidence Peter was the first Pope
  • The pastor of the Church at Rome at the timme of the book of Romans, late in Paul’s career, was either Rufus or Aquila, and history records the name of the first pastor of the Roman Church as Linus.
  • The letter to the Romans does not list Peter’s name as among the church at Rome. Nor do any of Paul’s epistles to the other churches mention him, unless referring to Jerusalem.
  • The practive of dividing the congregation into two classes, clergy and laity, with the clergy exalted over the congregation, is called Nicolaitanism. The Lord Jesus Christ hates this practice (Rev. 2:15)
  • The Catholic priesthood usurps the position of the Born again believer
  • The Catholic priesthood steals the concept of the Levitical priesthood under the erroneous assumption the Church replaces Israel.
  • Pastor, minister, Bishop and elder are synonymous terms for the same job.
  • There is no Scriptural basis for the Roman Catholic priesthood.
  • There is no scriptural basis for a hierarchy of the priesthood
  • There is no Scriptural basis for the Papal office
  • The Cardinal’s hat originates from the Babylonian/Canaanite cult of Dagon worship
  • There is no truth to any claim of apostolic successionism.
  • There is no documentation for almost 5 centuries of Papal successionism, and even that one is spurious and questionable at best.
  • There is no Biblical basis for the seven sacraments
  • There is no way for a Roman Catholic to keep all seven sacraments
  • Sacramentalism is based upon Salvation by works, which the Bible condemns
  • Confirmation is unBiblical
  • There is no Biblical basis for a belief that the “host “bread becomes the literal, physical or even mystically becomes the body of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • The mass is based upon the need for Christ to offer His sacrifice daily, which is the opposite of what the Bible says.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ made one offering once for all, the Bible says – not daily, as the Roman Catholic church mantains.
  • The bread is mentioned only in Luke and 1 Corinthians – the Gospels represent the Blood as far more important.
  • The Lord’s Supper is to be done as a remembrance only, according to Scripture – it is not a means of salvation or “Added Grace”.
  • Mary is given worship that belongs to God alone
  • Man lives once, dies once, and after that, the judgment.
  • believers wake up in Heaven immediately after death, the unSaved wake up in Hell. There is no limbo or purgatory.
  • Purgatory is completely lacking in any scriptural basis.
  • The Mass is a re-sacrficing of Christ

Now, the last point is hotly argued on Roman Catholic websites. “we don’t re-sacrifice Christ”, they say, and yet yesterday we looked at an interview with Sister Ann who worked with Mother Teresa, Vatican II and the Catechism, in which the Mass is most definitely portrayed as a re-sacrifice.

It’s important we understand that, as I demonstrated very early on that Roman Catholicism fits every definition of a cult, right down to the “Do not let the initiates know or understand what we really teach.” in that sense, they’re even more successful than the Jehovah’s Witnesses!

Most Roman Catholics are completely unaware what their cult teaches.

For instance, I dealt with the born again issue early on. Now when you say “born again” to a Christian, they understand you’re talking about a spiritual birth. Your first birth is physical, but your second birth is spiritual. This comes when you admit you are a sinner in need of salvation. If at that point you bow the knee to God and ask Jesus Christ to save you… you become born again. I’m simplifying, but that’s in essence what we understand.

The Roman Catholic does not think of the same thing when you use those words. This is another hallmark of a cult, codifying your words so that you can talk to a Christian and use the same words, without tipping off that you’re in a cult. Seventh Day Adventists do this so well, they have the Christian world almost convinced they’re regular Christians.

Born again to a Catholic is the oddest expression, as it means.. baptized.

So, when we ask them, “Are you born again?”, the Roman Catholic will almost always answer, “Yes!” The next question should be, “tell me your testimony.” That to a Christian means, “tell me how you came to the decision that you needed to be saved.”

When the Roman Catholic says, “I don’t understand…” clarify that you’re asking when they realized they needed a saviour. Now, here’s the catch – explain that these should be the same event. Your decision you needed a saviour should be accompanied by a prayer to be saved.

Now, John MacArthur asked once, “Can a Catholic be a Christian?” his answer was controversial but correct. The answer was, “Yes… you can be a Catholic and be a Christian… but you cannot be a good Catholic and be a Christian.”

The reason is, you can try reading your Bible for yourself, and realize that you stand condemned without Christ. You can believe the Bible, and not the RCC. And thus, you can ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.

bingo… you’re born again, and a Christian. But you’ve violated the basic tenets and teachings of the Roman Church, in that the RCC teaches Christ purchased Salvation and gave it to the Roman Church to dispense in the form of sacraments.

Christians tend to use another phrase to describe Born Again. The phrase is, “accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.” The phrase again confuses the Roman Catholic, who thinks of receiving the Host at the Mass as “Accepting Jesus Christ.” Indeed, the RCC began changing their wording back in the 1960’s to reflect this.

As a result, a GREAT many Christians assume that Roman Catholics are Christian, when indeed they are not. You must be born again to be a Christian, believe in the finished work of the Cross, and believe that we are saved by grace through faith alone.

AS I’ve demonstrated, Roman Catholics do not believe this, although they are being taught nowadays to say exactly these things!

Here are a series of questions to ask your Roman Catholic friend – or if you’re a Roman Catholic, here are some questions to answer… These are questions by Alex Dunlap, from David Cloud’s Way Of Life Encyclopedia – these are actually designed to show that Catholics are not Christians, and that the words they use do not have the same meanings that they do for Fundamentalist Christians.

  1. When were you converted?
  2. How were you converted?
  3. To what, or to whom, were you converted?
  4. What do you believe now that you did not believe before your conversion?
  5. What does it mean to be saved?
  6. On what scriptural promises do you base your salvation?
  7. What does it mean to be born again?
  8. Are you sure today that if you die tomorrow, or at any time in the future, you will be in heaven immediately after death?
  9. What do you believe about Purgatory?
  10. What do you believe about the Mass?
  11. Do you still participate in the Mass?
  12. Do you believe that any sinner can be saved who dies without trusting in Jesus Christ alone for the salvation of his soul and forgiveness of his sins?
  13. Do you believe that Mary and Roman Catholic saints can answer your prayers or help you get to heaven?
  14. How do you believe that the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ is applied to your soul?
  15. Have you told your priest you have been saved?
  16. Do you believe you will still go to heaven if you leave the Roman Catholic Church, receive believer’s baptism and join a fundamentalist Bible believing, non-Catholic church?
  17. When and where do you plan to do this?

I am of course interested in any Roman Catholic who is sincere about wanting to find the truth to answer these questions in the comment selection below. More tomorrow.

SermonAudio.com | US bishops struggling under Francis’ pontificate


SermonAudio.com | US bishops struggling under Francis’ pontificate.

Wait – I thought it was an official doctrine of the RCC that the Pope was infallible???

How then can they struggle against the Pope?

Maybe the RCC is facing the ugly fact that the Pope is not infallible after all!!!