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Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
The largest visible church in the world is the one called the Catholic or Roman Catholic church. There are many who love the Lord and serve the Lord who have been or are Catholics today. Many organizations work freely with both Protestants and Catholics. As the years pass, the lines of distinction seem to blur. Before I start with my list of reasons let me assure you that I know and love some dear born again Roman Catholics. In fact, some of my closest spiritual advisors were baptized Roman Catholic priests (emphasis on were). Their names are: John Wycliffe, Jon Hus, John Calvin and Martin Luther
Some critical texts this study is built around are:
Galatians 1:6-10 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
And even today I have met warm and loving folks who are born again but stay in the Roman church. How? It's like AIDS - AIDS is deadly killer. It strikes good and bad. Romanism is deadly so many good people are touched by it but it doesn"t lessen the evil of the blasphemous doctrine of R ...
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