posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 01:44 AM
Ok being of roman catholic origin this is difficult to right. i have had a crisis of faith for some time. my whole family is roman catholic.
I recently recieved an 1860 edition bible and its easier to read then the new ones of the past at least 10-20 years.
Something told me "don't believe in organized religion, just believe in god and christ "
now i know why... in reading the bible in prophecy and in jesus' warnings it is clear..
"Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ…" Luke 21:8
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not." Matthew 24:23
and to beware and not fallow false prophets.
there are those that say the pope is infallible...
The Pope: Infallible
According to Catholic doctrine, the Pope is infallible in matters of doctrine, faith and morals.
"In order to preserve the Church in the purity of the faith handed on by the apostles, Christ who is Truth willed to confer on her a share in his own
infallibility. By a supernatural sense of faith the People of God, under the guidance of the Church's livi ng magisterium, unfailingly adheres to
this faith." Pg. 235, #889
The Catechism restates the same belief this way:
"The Roman Pontiff... enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful - who confirms his
brethren in the faith - he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals... This infallibility extends as far as the deposit
of divine Revelation itself." Pg. 235, #891
Sadly, this doctrine is but another tradition of men that contradicts Scripture. The Bible declares that all people are sinners. No one is perfect or
infallible in anything:
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10
the more i read of the teachings of the bible. the more i am convinced that the catholic church is influenced by satan the king of deception. and my
heart aches for all those sheep beeing led to the slaughter.
I am a non practicing catholic now. I read the word of god and avoiding sin.
and praying to god that i can be forgiving for past sins.
listen to this discription..
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" 1 Peter 5:8
The devil knows that to devour you he must keep you from obeying God's Word.
Here's his plan:
First, he creates a religion, complete with all the religious trappings to make it appear authentic.
Next, he formulates unbiblical doctrines that members must perform. People become so busy obeying these rules they never find Christ.
Another earmark of Satan's religions is the denigrating of Jesus Christ. The devil hates Jesus and knows that He is the only way to heaven (John
14:6). Therefore, Satan will do everything He can to keep people's eyes off Christ.
Unfortunately, this plan has been working for centuries. Don't underestimate Satan. He is a master deceiver. (See Revelation 12:9.)
Please don't let the devil deceive you any longer. He is your real enemy and he is using a religion to keep you away from Jesus Christ. Please don't
let him keep you away any longer.
Turn to Jesus today. He is waiting to set you free. God bless you as you experience true salvation in Jesus Christ:
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
I prayed that god show me the true religeon and that is just believing in christ and fallowing his teachings.
and trusting and loving god.
now i know why in church they are being forced into the rosary and a bunch of hail marys and statues (idols) everywhere. my eyes are opened.
"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN, and to pour out
drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger."
----------------------------------one more thing.. this is where praying to mary came from....
Mary: Recipient of Prayer
Catholic doctrine commands members to pray to the virgin Mary:
“By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the 'Mother of Mercy,' the All-Holy One...
May she welcome us as our mother at the hour of our passing to lead us to her son, Jesus, in paradise.” Pg. 644, #2677
It is imperative that you know whether these statements are from God or merely traditions of men. Therefore, we will examine each statement:
Asking Mary to pray for us: A tradition of men, not found in the Bible.
Mother of Mercy: Another tradition of men.
Mary is the All Holy One: A tradition of men. We've already shown that God is the only “All Holy One.”
Mary welcomes us at death: A tradition of men, not taught in the Bible.
Mary leads us to Jesus: Another tradition of men, not found in God's Word.
Please understand, Catholic friend, God never said any of these things. They are all traditions that came from the minds of early Catholic leaders:
“From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of `Mother of God,' to whose protection the faithful fly in all their
dangers and needs...” Pg. 253, #971
That people should pray to Mary in their times of trouble is another tradition of men concocted by Catholic leaders of the past and handed down to
Catholics today. Never does Jesus or anyone else in the Bible instruct people to pray to Mary.
Who should we pray to?
The Bible directly contradicts the Catechism by directing people to pray to God alone:
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” Psalm 50:15
When trouble comes, call upon God, not Mary:
“Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer... In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.” Psalm 86:6, 7
“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.” Psalm 91:15
Literally hundreds of Scriptures teach us to flee to God when trouble comes our way. Not a single verse encourages us to pray to Mary:
“But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.” Psalm 37:39
“O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.” Isaiah 33:2
“Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.” Psalm 41:1
Should you cast your burdens on Mary?
“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22
King David prayed all through the day... to God:
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17
The psalmist proclaimed:
“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.” Psalm 145:18
In the New Testament we read:
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6
Who will you pray to?
I hope to open some more eyes unto the deciet that satan has plagued the world with. even among good men and woman that think they are worshipping in
please pray for those souls.. and only pray to god the father of heaven and earth. of all things. lest we make him angry for praying to others.
good luck.. and god bless.. spread the word. the word of god.