a reply to: Belcastro
The church has a single man (the Pope) acting and speaking for the whole body, fulfilling Daniel 7:8.
“And there, in this horn (kingdom), were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.”
Pope Pius IX said “I alone… am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (Source:
History of the Christian Church, by Henry Charles Sheldon, p. 59.)
Pope Boniface VIII said “We declare, say, define, and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be
subject to the Roman Pontiff.” (Source: Bull “Unam Sanctum,” as cited in “Apostolic Digest, Book V: The Book of Obedience”)
Current Pope Francis I said “You cannot find Jesus outside the Church.” (Source: EWTN Global Catholic News, pronounced on April 23 in the
Apostolic Palace’s Pauline Chapel.)
In John 14:6, Jesus declared that salvation is through Him only and not through any man,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
The Popes title of Vicar of Christ is the ‘antichrist’ in John’s epistles.
The word ‘antichristos’ is the Greek word for Antichrist. Translated into English it means Vice-Christ or Vicar of Christ, which the Pope has
claimed as his title. (Anti-Christ - In Place Of Christ)
In 1303 A.D. Pope Boniface VIII said in his infamous Bull ‘Unam Sanctam’, “We declare, assert, define and pronounce to be subject to the Roman
Pontiff is to every creature altogether necessary for salvation… I have the authority of the King of Kings. I am all in all, and above all, so that
God Himself and I, the Vicar of Christ, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. What therefore, can you make of me
1 Timothy 2:5-6 declares, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all. The
Catholic Church changed the calendar and law, fulfilling Daniel 7:25.
Pope Innocent III said “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.” (Source:
“Decretals of Greogory IX,” Book 1, chapter 3.)
Saint Pope Pius V blasphemed, “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” (Source: Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay,
Cities Petrus Bertanous Chapter XXVII: 218.)
Pope Leo XIII declared, “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”
(Source: Pope Leo XIII Encyclical Letter, June 20, 1894)
Many Popes have declared that salvation is only through the Catholic Church, which denies that salvation is through Jesus Christ.
Pope Innocent III declares, “With our hearts we believe and with our lips we confess but one Church, not that of the heretics, but the Holy Roman
Catholic and Apostolic Church, outside which we believe that no one is saved.” (Source: Denzinger 423)
Pope Boniface VIII said, “We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be
subject to the Roman Pontiff.” ((Source: Papal Bull Unam Sanctam A.D. 1302)
Pope Eugene IV declared, “No one, let his alms giving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Jesus Christ, can
be saved unless they abide within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.” (Source: The Bull Cantate Domino, 1441)
Pope Pius IX said, “It must be held by faith that outside the Apostolic Roman Church, no one can be saved;” (Source: Denzinger 1647)
This is declaring that a Christian in any other church is not saved, and it effectively eliminates Jesus as the only way to salvation, which is
Acts 4:12 confirms that salvation is only through Jesus. “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among
men by which we must be saved.”
The Bible foretold that the antichrist beast would be are arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with precious stones.
“The woman (apostate church) was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden
cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.” Revelation 17:4
“The color for bishops and other prelates is purple, for cardinals scarlet… The pectoral cross should be made of gold and… decorated with
gems…” (Source: Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic Encyclopedia, 1991, p. 175, 178, 466)
“Then he said to me, ‘The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.’ ” Revelation 17:15
“We define that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff (Pope) hold the primacy over the whole world.” (Source: Laetentur Coeli, Council of
The Roman Catholic Church is both a Church and a City, which kings of the Earth bow down to.
“And the woman (the harlot church) whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:18
Kings and President bow to the Pope when they visit Vatican City.
They are the Whore of Babylon who is drunk with the blood of the saints of Jesus, fulfilling Revelation 17:6.
History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Vol. 2 says “That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any
other institution that has ever existed among mankind will be questioned by no Protestant who has a complete knowledge of history.” Some historians
estimate that over 50 million lives (mostly Christians from Christ’s true Church), were taken by this so-called “holy” Inquisition to which they
have never apologized. Throughout recorded history, no organization on the face of the planet has hunted down and killed more Christians than the
Roman Catholic Church.
The Woman is Drunken With Blood--at the instigation of her popes, Rome has shed rivers of blood of Christians who would not bow down to the Pope and
Roman Catholic heresies and blasphemies--the martyrs of Jesus
Former Roman Catholic priest Bernard Fresenborg in his book Thirty Years in Hell puts it at a higher number--
Authentic history, and history that cannot be denied nor disputed, nor even questioned, gives the appalling record of 70,500,000 Protestants who were
slain by the greatest curse the world has ever known--Roman Catholicism.
Few are aware of the atrocities of systematized torture and murder of Bible-believing Christians and Jews that took place during the 605 years of the
If you’re in the Catholic Church, Jesus has lovingly called you to, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive
of her plagues.“ Revelation 18:4
Come out of her and know true salvation, which is by faith in the atoning work of the Lamb of God, Christ Jesus.
This information is just the tip of the iceberg, practically all precepts of the Roman Catholic church contradict the Bible