Catholic Not Christian

April 29, 2014  |  By  | 


PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, ANGLICAN AND EASTERN ORTHODOX RELIGIONS ARE NOT THE SAME THING AS BEING A CHRISTIAN. JESUS IS ALIVE, and is the ONLY head of His universal church (Ephesians 5:23). GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD, JESUS (John 1:1; John 14:1; Rev. 19:13)—and the Holy Bible and Holy Spirit teach us and guide us… "When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own but will tell you what He has heard. He will tell you about the future." (PLEASE READ John 16:13; and John 8:31-32). Before you dismiss this writing as Catholic bashing, FIND OUT whether or not Jesus actually taught people to give adoration to His mother, Mary, and other things that religions claim come from the Bible. Matthew 12:47-50 (NLT) 47 Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, and they want to speak to you.”[a] 48 Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” 49 Then He pointed to His disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. 50 Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!” Footnotes: a. 12:47 Some manuscripts do not include verse 47. Compare Mark 3:32 and Luke 8:20. Luke 11:27-28 (NLT) 27 As He was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, “God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!” 28 Jesus replied, “But even more BLESSED are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” Even if Mary was "assumed" into heaven, the Holy Bible teaches Not to make an image (statue) of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. Exodus 20:1-6 (NIV) THE FIRST PART OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 20 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. *DO NOT MAKE STATUES or pray to “supposed canonized Saints"—pray to God only! The Apostle Peter and the other Apostles—as well as Angels would not allow anyone to bow or give adoration to them as “holy.” They would not allow people to revere them! Acts 10:25-26 (NIV) 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. 26 But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.” Revelation 19:9-10 (NIV) 9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:10 (NIV) 10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.” AND CALL NO ONE ON EARTH "FATHER" (Matthew 23:9). Matthew 23:9 (NLT) 9 And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your Spiritual Father. If I showed you a yellow Twenty dollar ($20) bill and told you that it was real, you would not believe me. But if I made the bill look as genuine as the real thing, you probably would not question it. Teaching a person to accept a set of beliefs uncritically is how indoctrination works... 2 Corinthians 11:4 (NLT) “You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.They will reject the truth and chase after myths.” READ ON...