FAQ: Is Roman Catholicism the same as Christianity?
FAQ: Brother Jackson, I need some help understanding the Catholic Church? Can you help me?
Very briefly, let me first start out by saying that the Catholic Church is NOT a Christian organization. Millions are deceived thinking that it is. Every time that you hear of Catholicism in the news, it is glorified as a Christian organization . That is far from the truth.
The Catholic Church is a FALSE church. It is based on ancient pagan beliefs from ancient Babylon . In order to receive ‘salvation’ in the Catholic Church, you have to do all of the necessary sacraments. That is salvation by WORKS. It also includes infant baptism, attending mass, praying to Mary using prayer beads, confessing your sins to the priest, and the list goes on. The priest has NO POWER to forgive sin. We are to confess our sin to God. Only He and His Son has power to forgive sin. (1 John 1:9)
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8, 9
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…” Titus 3:5-6
Probably one of the most dangerous beliefs is the practice of “Transubstantiation” – the doctrine holding that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, although their appearances remain the same.
It is taught that during communion or mass, the priest is given special powers to transform the bread into the physical body of Christ and that the wine is turned into the actual blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, when Catholics eat the bread and wine, they are ‘receiving’ Jesus and are therefor saved. WHAT A LIE FROM SATAN!!!
In the Bible there are no popes or priests to rule over the church. Jesus Christ is our High Priest (Heb. 3:1; 4:14-15; 5:5; 8:1; 9:11), and all true Christians make up a spiritual priesthood (I Pet. 2:5). Jesus Christ has sanctified all Christians who believe on Him (Heb. 10:10-11), so all priests today are unnecessary and unscriptural. Furthermore, the practice of calling a priest “father” is forbidden by Jesus Christ in Matthew 23:9. There is only ONE mediator between God and men (I Tim. 2:5).
The Catholic church teaches that Peter was the first Pope and the earthly head of the church, but the Bible never says this once. In fact, it was Peter himself who spoke against “being lords over God’s heritage” in I Peter 5:3. Popes do not marry, although Peter did (Mat. 8:14; I Cor. 9:5). The Bible never speaks of Peter being in Rome, and it was Paul, not Peter, who wrote the epistle to the Romans. In the New Testament, Paul wrote 100 chapters with 2,325 verses, while Peter wrote only 8 chapters with 166 verses.