What is truth? ” I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me.”Jesus Christ in John 14:6
The purpose of this page is to rebuke lies and to state the truth.
I was born into a catholic family, went to church regularly and was awed by the mysticism of the “mass”. I believed in God (the demons do also and they shudder(tremble), James 2:19. I believed the priest forgave my sins, blasphemy.”Who can forgive sins but God?” Luke 5:17, and that no one could go to heaven unless he was a catholic. Lies!
Read the above again. Who is the way? I believed I was saved from hell because I was baptized as an infant. Lie. I was saved from hell the moment I believed Jesus Christ as I read His above statement. This happened when I was 38 years old. I have not been the same since and don’t regret one second in my life since meeting Jesus. I know that this sounds foolish to you who don’t believe because no one can know what it’s like to be “born again” until after it happens. How do you make it happen?……Believe Jesus Christ.
Who is Jesus Christ? 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth……… Gospel of John chapter 1. In chapter 8 the pharasis asked Him if He was a decendant of Abraham. His reply…”Before Abraham was, I Am.”
I addressed the pious catholic priests “Father”. Blasphemy! “Call no man here on earth Father, for there is one Father and He is in heaven.” Jesus Christ in Matt 23:6-9. By assuming the title “Father” is just one example of how the catholic spits at God’s face.
Did you know that when a catholic priest is ordained, the senior member of the sect lays his hand on him and says “YOU ARE OTHER CHRIST” in Latin, Satan’s language. If you are catholic and call yourself Christian, You have been cleverly deceived.
Call me a catholic basher if you like. Prove me wrong.
Here are some interesting quotes “We hold upon this earth the place of almighty God.” Pope Leo XIII, referring to himself.
“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, hidden under a veil of flesh.” The Catholic National, July 1895
“But the supreme teacher in the Church is the Roman Pontiff… [who] requires… complete submission and obedience of will… as to God Himself.” Pope Leo XIII, the Great Encyclical Letters, p. 193
“It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ’s cross.” Taken from an article entitled, “Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross” AUCKLAND, New Zealand, SEPT. 20, 2004, Zenit.org
“Indeed, it is not too much to say that in view of the sublimity of their offices the priests are so many gods.” Pope Innocent III
The Roman Catholic Church created a vast ‘market’ on earth for a unique kind of merchandise, for which she had no competitors and unquenchable demand. She claimed that she had the right to sell God’s grace, His free act of forgiveness, to the sinners. To this day, this blasphemous power, maintains the power to forgive sin.
“This judicial authority will even include the power to forgive sin.” The Catholic Encyclopaedia Vol. 12, -article “Pope”, p. 265
“And God himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of his priest and either not to pardon or to pardon, according as they refuse to give absolution, provided the penitent is capable of it.” Dignity and Duties of the Priest, p. 27, New York: Benziger Brothers, Printers to the Holy Apostolic See, 1888
Did you read that? God is obliged? Whew! Not the God I know.
Catholicism is perpetrated from the pits of hell under the guise of Christianity. Clever! More quotes below. Have your barf bag ready.
Priests and bishops are, as it were, the interpreters and heralds of God, commissioned in his name to teach mankind the” law of God, and the precepts of a Christian life—they are the representatives of God upon earth. Impossible, therefore, to conceive a more exalted dignity, or functions more sacred. Justly, therefore, are they called not only angels,’ but gods.3 holding, as they do, the place and power and authority of God on earth. But the priesthood, at all times an elevated office, transcends in the New Law all others in dignity. The power of consecrating and offering the body and blood of our Lord and of remitting sin, with which the priesthood of the New Law is invested, is such as cannot be comprehended by the human mind, still less is it equalled by, or assimilated to, any thing on earth.
Source: The Catechism of the Council of Trent (The Roman Catechism), Sacrament of Holy Orders, .
Power of Consecrating
The third great power of the priestly office is the climax of all. It is the power of consecrating. “No act is greater,” says saint Thomas, “than the consecration of the body of Christ.” In this essential phase of the sacred ministry, the power of the priest is not surpassed by that of the bishop, the archbishop, the cardinal or the pope. Indeed it is equal to that of Jesus Christ. For in this role the priest speaks with the voice and the authority of God Himself.
When the priest pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into the heaven, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the victim for the sins of man. It is a power greater than that of monarchs and emperors. It is greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed, it is greater than the power of the Virgin Mary. While the blessed virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal victim for the sins of man-not once, but, a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ the eternal and omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.
[pg.271] Of what sublime dignity is the office of the Christian priest who is thus privileged to act as the ambassador and the vicegerent of Christ on earth. He continues the essential ministry of Christ – he teaches the faithful with the authority of Christ, he offers up again the same sacrifice of adoration and atonement which Christ offered on Calvary. No wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially fond of applying to the priest is that of “alter Christus.” For the priest is and should be another Christ.
Source: Faith of Millions, by Reverend John A. O’brien, Copyright 1938, published by Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington Indiana, page 270, 271.
Thus the priest may, in a certain manner, be called the creator of his Creator, …
“The power of the priest,” says St. Bernadine of Sienna, “is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world.”
As the Word of God created heaven and earth, so, says St. Jerome, the words of the priest create Jesus Christ.
Source: The Dignity and Duties of the Priest or Selva, by St. Alphonsus de Liguori, translated from the Italian, edited by Eugene Grimm, copyright 1927 by Very Rev. James Barron, C.SS.R, pgs. 32, 33.
“In this moment, the priest quite literally becomes Christ Himself: his own personality is blotted out; it is absorbed in that of the everlasting priest who is, at one time, the offered victim and the supreme officiant.”
Source: This is The Mass, Henri Daniel-Rops, Fulton J. Sheen, Yousuf Karsh, trans. with annotations by Alastair Guinan, New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1965. First ed. 1958, p. 118. Nihil Obstat: Robert E. Hunt, S.T. D., Censor Librorum. Imprimatur: Thomas A. Boland, S.T.D. Archbishop of Newark.
I wish to thank this site [ http://www.biblelight.net/ ] from which I copied some of the above quotes. (Caution; it’s a SDA site.)