posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 04:11 PM
Firstly, I'd like to say that this isn't an attack on the Catholic people, I believe if they believe and have faith in Christ they are saved.
This is only meant to warn them about Organized religion and how it can lead people away from the truth.
You don't need to confess to a priest, to pay for prayers, to follow man made traditions, worship idols, etc..
M't:6:7: But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Sound like hail Mary's and counting Rosary beads?
M't:6:14: For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
M't:6:15: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
You don't need a priest to forgive you.
Ac:10:34: Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Ac:10:35: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
God doesn't respect people, he respects faith and righteousness. No need for popes, priests, etc.
If the Church decides they'd like a Deacon, they should be married, so they don't fall to temptation, which we hear about regularly.
1Tm:3:8: Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
1Tm:3:10: And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
1Tm:3:12: Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
1Tm:3:13: For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ
Hopefully the Catholics realize I mean well and am concerned for them. This isn't intended to say they are any less of a people.
Also, if you wish to debate this with me, make sure you quote scripture to back up EVERY claim you make. Preferably from a KJV version of the Book.
1Th:5:21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.