THE MARY OF ROME
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." —Ephesians 2:8,9
Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate his 80th birthday on April 16th, 2007. Sadly, he doesn't have too many birthdays remaining before he plunges into the depths of Hell in his sins without Jesus Christ. The Word of God is clear that salvation is NOT OF YOURSELVES... it is the GIFT OF GOD... NOT OF WORKS!
So why do Catholics continually boast of their self-righteousness when asked why they're going to Heaven? Ask a Catholic "why" he or she believes they're going to Heaven and prove me wrong. I don't mean to be unkind by calling anyone a "dummy"; but it is dumb to follow any religion that claims to believe the Bible while teaching doctrines totally contrary to the Bible.
I recently witnessed to a man, who told me he had only converted to Catholicism to make his wife happy. I shared the Biblical Gospel with him, explaining that Catholics pervert the Gospel by ADDING works to faith, i.e., faith alone in Christ. I told him that every Catholic I had ever asked concerning "why" they were going to Heaven gave me the same self-righteous answer. A short time later, the man went to look for his wife and asked her "why" she was going to Heaven. She replied, "Because I support the Catholic church, recite the Rosary, go to mass, and keep the commandments of the church. Her husband looked at me in frustration and said, "You're right!" He then began to witness to his wife, but she refused to get saved.
Catholicism is a lie of the Devil. There is not a more damnable doctrine in Roman Catholicism than the teachings of Our Lady of Fatima. Roman Catholics claim that a supernatural event occurred in 1917 in which the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared repeatedly to 3 teenage children in Fatima, Portugal. Supposedly, the Virgin Mary gave a series of messages to the 3 children--Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco--consisting of an alleged number of precise predictions, requests, warnings and promises concerning the Catholic faith. An "apparition" means "the unexpected or unusual appearance of a ghostly figure." The 5th of the 15 promises made by Our Lady of Fatima (concerning the Rosary) is so blasphemous that it is unmistakable, clear, proof, that Catholics do indeed worship Mary (which is sinful idolatry). Here's the 5th promise...
The soul which recommends itself to Me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish. -SOURCEBlasphemy!!! You cannot show me even one Scripture from the Word of God where we are told to trust in Mary, by reciting the Rosary to be saved. In fact, the word "Rosary" is NOT a Bible term. The Rosary is straight out of the pits of Hell. Jesus condemned vain repetition in Matthew 6:7. According to Our Lady of Fatima (whose teachings are officially sanctioned by the Vatican), a person can obtain eternal life through Mary by reciting the Rosary.
In sharp contrast, Jesus Christ proclaimed in John 14:6... "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." How could Catholics be so arrogant, so blind, and so apostate as to believe that salvation is found in Mary? Now, 'Com on folks, only a dumb person would follow a religion that claims to believe the Bible, while simultaneously going totally contrary to the Bible. I tell you, Catholicism is of the Devil.
Catholicism is for dummies because you'd have to be willingly ignorant to follow such an idolatrous religion. Catholics are renowned for BOWING to statues of all sorts; but Exodus 20:4,5 in the Word of God prohibits even bowing to graven images. Shame on Catholics for disobeying the Bible!
Jesus stated in Mark 7:9, "And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." Catholics deliberately reject the Bible in exchange for their manmade traditions. Although the Bible speaks of "traditions," It certainly never speaks of manmade doctrines that blatantly contradict the Word of God.
Woe unto the Catholic Church, which is NO church at all. Catholics have churchianity without Christianity, i.e., religion without truth. From the cradle to the casket, Catholicism offers a complete religious package. Although it may seem enticing to those who desire to trust men instead of God, there is no salvation in the Catholic religion.
Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion... a den of idol worshippers!
"But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils." —1st Corinthians 10:20
Catholics Worship Mary and the Pope
CANDLELIGHT PRAYER — Young adults from Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii Parish in Kenosha, gather in front of the statue of Our Lady of the New Millennium for an evening candlelight prayer service July 25. The 33-foot statue was in Kenosha July 25 through August 1. It has traveled throughout the United States since its unveiling during Pope John Paul II's 1999 visit to St. Louis. (Catholic Herald photo by Sam Lucero)
"Viva El Papa" means "The Pope Lives." But does he really? The Bible teaches that the deceased Pope is burning in Hellfire.
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;" —2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9
"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." —Galatians 2:16
"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." —Isaiah 42:8
"He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." —Mark 7:6-9