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Why I am NOT a Roman Catholic

 

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Here are just some of the reasons why I am not a Roman Catholic.

  1. The Roman Catholic Church (R.C.C.) has priests and teaches their followers to call them “Father”. But, the Bible says that every believer is a priest under the New Covenant (1 Peter 2:5, 9) and Jesus said we are to call NO MAN “father” religiously (Matt. 23:9).
  2. The R.C.C. teaches their followers to pray the rosary, but Jesus tells His follows to not pray vain repetitions (Matt. 6:7).
  3. The R.C.C. teaches their followers to pray to Mary, but Jesus told His follows to pray to God the father in His (Jesus’) name (John 15:16; 16:23).
  4. The R.C.C. teaches their followers to go to Mass and Confession to get their sins forgiven, but the Bible says that those who truly believe on Jesus Christ for salvation have all of their sins forgiven already, past, present, and future (Rom. 4:7-8; Heb. 10:10, 12, 14).
  5. The R.C.C. teaches their followers that the Pope is Christ’s representative on earth, but their are no popes, cardinals, archbishops, monks, or nuns in the Holy Bible. All of these things are the traditions of men. Jesus said that those who incorporate man-made traditions into their worship are worshiping Him in vain (Mark 7:6-8).
  6. The R.C.C. teaches their followers that it is okay to use graven images of Mary and Jesus in their worship, but the Bible says that we are not to make any graven images in worship, nor are we to bow down to them (Exod. 20:4-5). The R.C.C. has removed this commandment from their version of The Ten Commandments.
  7. The R.C.C. teaches their followers that their church is above the Bible, but the Bible teaches us that scripture alone is of divine authority (Deut. 4:2; 12:32; Acts 17:11; 2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Cor. 4:6).
  8. The R.C.C. teaches their followers that Mary was a perpetual virgin and had no other children than Jesus, but the Bible says she had other children and even names them (Matt. 1:24-25; 13:55-56; Psa. 69:8-9).
  9. The R.C.C. teaches their followers that the Mary they venerate is “The Queen of Heaven”. The Bible teaches us that “The Queen of Heaven” is a false goddess which the true God of the Bible punished His people for worshiping (Jer. 7:18, 20; 44:17, 22).
  10. The R.C.C. teaches their followers that salvation is NOT by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, but the Bible tells us that it is (Rom. 11:16; Eph. 2:8-9; Heb. 1:3. The R.C.C. teaches a false gospel (Gal. 1:6-9) which is contrary to the true gospel of scripture. No one can be saved by believing in a false gospel.

These are just some of the reasons why I am NOT a Roman Catholic. After reading the information above, how could you possibly believe and follow an organization which tells so many lies which are so clearly contradicted by the Bible?