The Catholic Church is the whore of Revelation.
I don’t know why Beverly says we have to give any credence to Augustine, Aquinas or “St.” Francis. If I happen to agree with something they said, it is because that thing lines up with the Bible, not because they said it. Anything is going to contain a certain amount of truth. Rat poison is 98 percent cornmeal; it’s the other two percent you have to watch out for.
The trinity is not three individual separated persons. Instead, think of it more in terms of a body, an organ and a tissue. I explained this in more detail in a previous post.
Catholics do not believe in the Bible alone. Rather, they believe that church tradition and the declarations of the Pope are equal to the word of God.
Catholics believe Mary is the mediator who makes intercession on our behalf. I heard a Catholic woman attest to this in a testimony.
No person, not least the Pope, can be infallible when they teach.
As far as the separated brethren teaching is concerned, “he who the Son sets free is free indeed.”
Salvation in the Catholic Church is completely of works. You have to go to Confession every Saturday morning, you have to say mass and the rosary, you have to say special prayers at other times, etc.
If the bread and wine were transubstantiated, that would mean Jesus Christ would be continually sacrificing himself. Yet, the Bible says he sacrificed himself “once for all.”
Mary was not a perpetual virgin. Jesus had four brothers and probably sisters as well.
Michelangelo was painting the Cisteen Chapel one day when a woman came in, knelt down and started praying to Mary. The great painter, in the mood to pull a bit of a prank, said from his perch on the ladder, “What do you want, my child?” The woman kept praying to Mary. Again Michelangelo shouted, “What do you want my child?” There was still no response, so Michelangelo repeated this a third time. Finally the woman looked up and said, “Hush up, child; I’m talkin to your mama.”
If Mary was immaculately conceived, then that would make Christ not fully human, which the Bible says he was. This, in effect means Catholics are bringing another Jesus. The Bible warns in 2 John that we should not accept (the teachings) of anyone who comes bringing another Jesus.
If Jesus paid for our sins, why would we need to go to Purgatory?
Darn right the Pope is not sinless. The current pope and the previous one have probably abused thousands of little boys each. Throughout history, all those buckers have done is kill people.
In recent weeks there has been news about in-fighting among cardinals. How can this be the true church?
The Catholic Church always let people of other religions compromise, allowing them to keep their customs while at the same time adopting the Catholic faith.
Catholics teach Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom. This is where we get the notion that St. Peter meets us at the gates of Heaven. I wonder if it’s like on the “Jeopardy” Tournament of Champions or something where they give the winner the keys to their new car at the end of the show.
The Catholic Church teaches Scripture should be open to everyone! That’s not what they taught in the middle Ages. Even into the early twentieth century, the Popes were very opposed to the Bible societies.
The Catholic Church perpetuates much myth, including the one that a girl is or is not a virgin based on whether her hymen has been broken.
Of course Beverly can’t accept “conspiracy theories” about what goes on at the Vatican, things the Jesuits have done and Alberto Rivera’s claims because that would destroy the warm and fuzzy ecumenical image he and other mainstream Christian authors and publishers are trying to promote.
Why should we unite with Catholics based on things we disagree with? These people are a heretical cult which teaches another Jesus, really a pagan religions ranked with all the others.
As far as social issues are concerned:
- Contraception: I guess you don’t need to use contraceptives on little boys. This anti-birth control doctrine was put in place so Catholics would have too many children and be poor.
- The sin of premarital sex: Catholic girls are easy. In the confessionals, priests have been known to ask even pre-pubescent girls about graphic sexual matters. Priests have been known to pimp out nuns.
Homosexuality and same sex marriage: They have the nerve to complain about that after what their priests have been up to?
Abortion: The Catholic Church would rather wait till the babies come out of the womb to kill them just as they’ve killed millions of “heretics” and their own people already.
Catholics do leave Christ on the cross. There is very little emphasis on the resurrection. Through the crucifix and Communion, they want to put our Lord on the cross millions of times over.
Catholicism is the revival, or rather the continuation of ancient Babylonian paganism. Compare symbols and traditions. Read “The Two Babylon’s” for further information on this topic.
Beverly’s agenda with regards to writing this book is so evident in this chapter. Maybe, and this is just my speculation, is working in conjunction of Jesuits in publishing this tome.
The Catholic Church has always viewed women more or less as domestic servants.
Why should we have any reverence for Mary other than in that she was pure in heart and thus chosen to bear Jesus? She was a sinner who needed saving like everyone else. We don’t know if she ultimately came to faith in Christ. Also, it was Jesus who remained faithful to His mother at the hour of his death, charging John with her care.
Remember, Beverly, according to the American Tobacco Association cigarettes don’t cause cancer.
“When she is the lesser power, she is as gentle as a lamb. When she is of equal power, she is clever as a fox. When she is the greater power, she is as fierce as a lion.”