Saturday, December 18, 2010

What Do They Believe-Roman Catholics

Beginning: Catholics consider Peter the 1st pope. (Gal.2:6-8) Gregory the Great (pope 540-604 instituted Roman Bishop supremacy over all other bishops. Actually the RCC was born out of the Council of Nicea 325 AD, under the guidance of Roman Emperor Constantine who was Supreme Pontiff of the Babylonian religion.
How Rome Became Mystery Babylon (Great Whore & Mother of Harlots Rev.17:1-5)
Clarence Larkin’s classic commentary, The Book of Revelation (© 1918 Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate; p. 151-152), explains how the Caesars and Popes obtained the title and headship of the “Babylonian Priesthood” mysteries which Hislop’s book also explains. A brief history is required as to how Rome obtained this title. So, the seat of Satan was Babylon, but it was defeated by Media-Persia whose capitol was Pergamos. The Persians brought the Babylonian priesthood and rites to their capitol.

Quoting Mr. Larkin: “When Attalus, the Pontiff and King of Pergamos, died B.C. 133, he bequeathed the Headship of the Babylonian Priesthood to Rome. When the Etruscans came to Italy from Lydia (The region of Pergamos), they brought with them the Babylonian religion and rites. They set up a Pontiff who was head of the Priesthood. Later the Romans accepted this Pontiff as their civil ruler. Julius Caesar was made Pontiff of the Etruscan Order in B.C. 74. In B. C. 63, he was made Supreme Pontiff of the “Babylonian Order,” thus becoming heir to the rights an title of Attalus, Pontiff of Pergamos…Thus the first Roman Emperor become head of the “Babylonian Priesthood” and Rome the successor of Babylon (p. 151-152).”
View of Scripture: Scriptures teach without error the truth needed for salvation, but must be interpreted within the traditions of the church. (Col.2:8-9) They include the Apocrypha in their bible.
“We confess that the Pope has power of changing Scripture and of adding to it, and taking from it, according to his will.” — Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath, Article XI, (Confessio Romano-Catholica in Hungaria Evangelicis publice praescripta te proposita, editi a Streitwolf)
Read: Deut.12:30-32 & Rev. 22:18-19
View of God: Existing eternally as the trinity. This is a continuation of the old Babylonian religion which worshipped the trinity Nimrod- Semiramis, later deemed the Queen of Heaven (Jerem.44:15-19)- and Tammuz (the son of god)
Please read "Athanasius Creed" post from the links column on the right.
Human Deity of the Pope-
“We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God....dissolves, not by human but rather by divine authority....I am in all and above all, so that God Himself and I, the vicar of God, hath both one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do...Wherefore, no marvel, if it be in my power to dispense with all things, yea with the precepts of Christ.” Decretales Domini Gregori ix Translatione Episcoporum, (on the Transference of Bishops), title 7, chapter 3; Corpus Juris Canonice (2nd Leipzig ed., 1881), col. 99; (Paris, 1612), tom. 2, Decretales, col. 205 (while Innocent III was Pope).
View on Jesus: The eternal Son, born of the virgin Mary, died on the cross, was buried and rose again the 3rd day, ascended into heaven, and will return in glory to judge us all. They view Jesus as Mary’s only child. (Matt.13:55-56) Not found in church writings before 325AD. (Reinforcing the Babylonian trinity)

View on Salvation: Adherence to Roman Catholic Doctrine, submission to the pope and the church, which have authority to alter biblical doctrine. (Deut.12:32) Athanasius Creed=trinity.
“When we say that faith is necessary for the remission of sins, we mean to speak of the Catholic faith, not heretical faith. Without the habit of this faith, no man is justified.” St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 3: “The Book of Faith”, Chapter 1, “There is No Salvation Except in the Catholic Faith”).
“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws. The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...” — Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
View on Death: The souls of the faithful go to heaven either immediately or, if imperfectly purified in this life, after purgatory (Heb.10:10-14). The souls of the wicked at death go immediately to everlasting hell fire. (no white throne judgment)

View on the Church: The Mystical Body of Christ, established by Christ with the bishop of Rome (the pope), who may at times pronounce dogma (doctrine required of all members) infallibly, as its earthly head. Christians not in communion with the Catholic Church are called “separated brethren”.
Sacraments: 7-1. Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration; 2. Baptism- usually as an infant, in trinity formula only; 3. Eucharist- communion with transubstantiation. 4. Confirmation-a sacrament of initiation; 5. Marriage; 6. Holy Order - or ordination; 7. Anointing of the Sick- formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.

Other Beliefs: Celibate priesthood (1 Tim.4:1-3, Gen.2:18a), rosary bead prayers (not original to RCC),
Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, of Pope Pius IX, Dec.8, 1854: Let all the children of the Catholic Church, who are so very dear to us, hear these words of ours. With a still more ardent zeal for piety, religion, and love, let them continue to venerate, invoke and pray to the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, conceived without original sin. Let them fly with utter confidence to the most sweet Mother of mercy and grace in all dangers, difficulties, needs, doubts and fears. Under her guidance, under her patronage, under her kindness and protection, nothing is to be feared; nothing is hopeless. Because, while bearing toward us a truly motherly affection and having in her care the work of our salvation, she is solicitous about the whole human race. And since She has been appointed by God to be the Queen of heaven and earth, and is exalted above all the choirs of angels and saints, and even stands at the right hand of her only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, she presents our petitions in a most efficacious manner. What she asks, she obtains. Her pleas can never be unheard.—Utter blasphemy!
The Assumption of Mary- In 1950, in the Apostolic Constitution, Pope Pius XII proclaimed the Assumption of Mary a dogma of the Catholic Church in these words: "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven."
Rev.17: 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.
Alexander Campbell, well known religions leader of the nineteenth century, stated in debate with John B. Purcell, Bishop of Cincinnati, in 1837 that the records of historians and martyrologists show that it may be reasonable to estimate that from fifty to sixty-eight millions of human beings died, suffered torture, lost their possessions, or were otherwise devoured by the Roman Catholic Church during the awful years of the Inquisition. Bishop Purcell made little effort to refute these figures. (Citing A Debate on the Roman Catholic Religion, Christian Publishing Co., 1837, p. 327.)

For a better understanding of the Roman Catholic Church being identified as "Mystery Babylon- the Mother of Harlots" click on the title of this post.


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