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Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
We are in our last two sessions of study on the Roman Catholic Church. Remember Romanism is a deadly error. There are so many good people touched by it, but it doesn't lessen the evil of the blasphemous doctrine of Romanism. Let me explain by way of review:
The First Roman Catholic False Doctrine is the Mass
Thank God that we can look back to what our Lord did on Calvary and know that He completed the sacrifice for sins once for all, and that our salvation is not dependent on the whim or arbitrary decree of any priest or church. Any pretense at a continuous offering for sin is worse than vain, for it is a denial of the efficacy of the atoning sacrifice of Christ on Calvary. So first, I am not Roman Catholic because of the anti-Christian blasphemy of mass. Don't partake of it if you know Christ!
The Second False Roman Catholic Teaching is the Doctrine of Mary
Do not avoid the truth here on the authority of Jesus Christ, "Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother." And when one heard Jesus and cried out, "Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked," Jesus answered, "Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it" (Luke 11:27, 28).
There is no hint in the Bible that New Testament Christians ever regarded Mary as more than another good woman. She had no authority among the apostles. No one was taught to pray to her, to do her homage, to adore her, or to partake of the unscriptural worship, which Catholics do, but call it by other names. Thus the Roman Church has brought a plague upon itself by adding the commandments of men and traditions of men to the commands of God.
Third, Roman Catholicism is False and Anti-Christian Because it has Perverted the Bible and Substituted Tradition
I have not room here to discuss all the innovations, all the strange an ...
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