“The Roman Pontiff and the bishops, as authentic teachers, preach to the People of God the faith which is to be believed and applied in moral life. It is also incumbent on them to pronounce on moral questions that fall within the natural law and reason. The infallibility of the Magisterium of the Pastors extends to all the elements of doctrine, including moral doctrine, without which the saving truths of the faith cannot be preserved, expounded, or observed. –Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 3, Section III, #2050 & 2051.
What I am about to share here mostly speaks for itself and so I will let it do just that. When speaking of whether or not the General Conference sends money to the National Council of Churches, notice how they responded in a letter from back in 1967. Make special note of the last sentence wherein they say “…we do not make contributions to their [NCC] program.”
If you read the entire letter you will see they seem to have no problem meeting with such people that the Word of God says we must never associate with. (See Amos 3:3, Proverbs 12:26, 1 Corinthians 15:33, 2 Corinthians 6:14,17, 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14 and James 4:4.) Continue reading →
Many Roman Catholics as well as all churches that have joined with Rome in the last century know all too well about what true Bible students declare to be a strange doctrine put forth by the church of Rome called original sin. Historic record shows that it was actually a doctrine borrowed by Irenaeus the Bishop of Lyon in the 2nd century which was then further shaped and developed by Augustine in the 4th century further confirming the apostles of centuries earliernever embraced it and therefore never spoke of it in Scripture. But then this never stopped Rome from claiming otherwise before and so, notice the following quotes from the Catholic church.
“…the Church has always taught that the overwhelming misery which oppresses men and their inclination towards evil and death cannot be understood apart from their connection with Adam’s sin and the fact that he has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the “death of the soul”. Because of this certainty of faith, the Church baptizes for the remission of sins even tiny infants who have not committed personal sin…. We therefore hold, with the Council of Trent, that original sin is transmitted with human nature, ‘by propagation, not by imitation.’ -Paul VI, CPG # 16).” -Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Article III & IV, #403 & 419. Continue reading →
“Therefore peace being made, and every evil suppressed, that righteous King and Conqueror (Jesus Christ) will institute a great judgment on the earth respecting the living and the dead, and will deliver all the nations into subjection to the righteous who are alive, and will raise the righteous dead to eternal life, and will Himself reign with them on the earth…” -St Lactantius, The Epitome of the Divine Institutes, Chapter LXXII, in Early Church Fathers, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. VII.
“Though already present in his Church, Christ’s reign is nevertheless yet to be fulfilled “with power and great glory” by the King’s return to earth… Before his Ascension Christ affirmed that the hour had not yet come for the glorious establishment of the messianic kingdom awaited by Israel which, according to the prophets, was to bring all men the definitive order of justice, love and peace.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Profession of Faith, Section Two, Article 7, Subsection I, #671 & 672.
This first quote is directed to the prelates of Rome by Christopher Wordsworth back in 1848 which it says “…your Romish doctors strain every nerve to persuade us that Scripture is imperfect…” (Chr. Wordsworth, D.D., in Letters to M. Gordon, p 81, cited in Source Book for Bible Students, p 87-88). Continue reading →
As we all know the Vatican hierarchy is made up of many ranks just as was the original military ranks of Pagan Rome. And one of the ranks that just about everyone alive knows about is in fact the office of Cardinal which is second only to the Pope. A vice president of the Pope if you will. In fact, it was stated back in May of 2015 that…
“Many things changed on March 13, 2013, the day Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as Pope Francis. Perhaps nothing mutated as dramatically as the career of Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, a leading progressive voice in Catholicism. …Today he comes off as virtually a “vice-pope,” the coordinator of Francis’ all-important council of cardinal advisors and his most visible and outspoken interpreter.” –Source