TITLE: THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH REVEALS ITSELF TO BE NOT CHRISTIAN IN HER OWNING TEACHINGS!
Subtitle: We now have proof that Roman Catholicism teaches Evolution rather than Biblical Creationism. When you add to this shocking teaching Rome's disrespect for the Bible, you understand that Roman Catholicism cannot be Christian as she claims.
The Roman Catholic Church vociferously and adamantly declares that she is a "Christian" organization, and is not that different from Protestants. Sadly, many Protestants are so ignorant of what Rome is truly all about, or they are themselves "Christian" in name only, that they accept Rome's false declaration at face value.
In this article, we shall demonstrate that through her teaching of Evolution and her repeated declaration that God's Word cannot be trusted alone for salvation, the Roman Catholic Church reveals herself to be non-Christian at best and anti-Christian at worst.
In NEWS1034, we reported that Pope John Paul II embraced Evolution rather than Creationism. Of course, such a belief would be mightily important if the Roman Pontiff was to assume global leadership of all the religions of the world. Since Judeo-Christian belief in the Creation of the world is one of their distinctive beliefs, the Pope would be hard pressed to be the leader of the rest of the religions of the world, since they believe in Evolution.
Let us review this article, above, for John Paul II's remarks. "In a major statement of the Roman Catholic Church's position on the theory of evolution, Pope John Paul II has proclaimed that the theory is 'more than just a hypothesis' and that evolution is compatible with Christian faith." [Chicago Tribune, Friday, 10/25/96, "POPE BOLSTERS CHURCH SUPPORT FOR EVOLUTION", by Stevenson Swanson, Tribune Staff Writer, Dateline: New York.]
However, Pope John Paul II traveled even further down this road to Evolution, as reported in this story, above. The journalist, Stevenson Swanson, stated, "The Pope's message went much further in accepting the theory of evolution as a valid explanation of the development of life on Earth, with one major exception: the human soul. 'If the human body has its origin in living material which preexists it, the spiritual soul is immediately created by God', the Pope said."
In other words, the Pope is saying that the world we see all around us is immensely old, just as Evolutionists have been telling us, but that, at some moment in this Evolutionary cycle, God intervened to produce the soul of man. This Interventionist Theory of Evolution is standard New Age rhetoric. In fact, this interventionist theory has now progressed so far that some New Age writers are suggesting that the "God" who intervened in human history once the world had evolved enough to sustain life, were aliens from other solar systems. I wonder how long it will Pope John Paul II to reach this conclusion, also?
In NEWS1034, we took note of the fact that this statement flatly contradicts the clear teaching in the current Catechism. We encourage you to read the statements from the Catechism, which we reprint in this article, because the Catechism seems to clearly and boldly state that this world was created by God.
Yet, as we also point out, the Catechism leaves the door slightly ajar on the issue of Evolution. It is this through slightly opened door that Pope John Paul II seems to be driving an Evolutionary tractor-trailer. Please take a few moments to read NEWS1034.
We now want to quote some Roman Catholic sources which make no bones about their belief in Evolution. Listen carefully to these Catholic sources.
We find several amazing anti-Biblical statements in this paragraph, above.
a). First, we see that the tone of this paragraph is such that the view of "scientists" is treated as though scientists are 100% in agreement that Evolution is the manner in which our universe was created. This paragraph totally ignores the fact that many, if not most, of today's scientists dis-believe Evolution and believe that the scientific body of fact supports Creation. For more information on this fascinating subject, we urge you to read Christian scientist and author, Chuck Missler, in his book, "The Creator Beyond Time And Space".
b). Second, we see that these Catholic theologians state that they understand why they are met with "amusement" or "irritation" when they come before these scientists with a ridiculous story of God coming along dressed in a workman's smock to produce man out of dust. This statement wholly ignores the Biblical account of Creation, given in Genesis. In fact, this statement makes God out to be some old codger who has seen better days. In point of fact, God states that He created the world by the power of His spoken Word! [Genesis 1:1-2:4] In this passage, the Bible states in 10 different verses that "God said" and entire systems sprang into reality from nothingness and entire species suddenly appeared. Throughout the Bible, God's Word is repeatedly shown to possess great power and authority, especially when it comes to Salvation and the victory over sin. Here, however, we see that God's Word created the universe and all that is within it. Thirdly, while Catholic theologians are certainly free to believe anything they wish and to try to convince people of their beliefs, they should at least remain intellectually honest. They cannot remain intellectually honest when they absolutely destroy God's own account of the origin of the world, and still have the gall to call themselves Christian. When they argue as a New Age adherent, they should at least have the courage and honesty to call themselves New Agers. Maybe this is why Mother Teresa was regularly seen attending, and speaking to, New Age conferences all over this globe!
c). Third, to which state of "perfection" is this Catholic theologian referring? Has man come to a state of "perfection"? Can anyone look at the news of today and tell me, with a straight face, that mankind has reached a state of "perfection"? Further, one look at the decay and death of nature in this world demonstrates that nature has not yet reached "perfection".
d). However, New Age adherents, and members of such secret societies as Rosicrucians and Freemasonry, strongly and boldly teach that mankind is progressing toward a perfection, and that man himself may be perfected. Once again, Catholicism agrees with the pagan view of the world and of mankind!
2). Now, let us examine another statement about Creation versus Evolution from a Catholic source.
["New Knowledge and Old Faith", by John A. O'Brien, Ph.D., Imprimatur, Cardinal Hayes, Apr. 13, 1935, Page 5 ). " What is the effect of the impact of this new knowledge upon religious faith? Does the Christian religion, born two thousands years ago in Palestine in a pre-scientific age when people entertained childish notions of the universe which have long since been outmoded, possess validity in the age of science in which we now live? To the
student whose knowledge of religion does not extend much beyond the catechism or lessons of the Sunday School, the new knowledge is apt to be somewhat disturbing. Coming with the idea of the world created in six days of twenty-four hours each, and the concept of Adam suddenly springing full blossomed from the slime of the earth about six thousand years ago, science's new picture of the world existing for thousands of trillions of years, of the slow evolution of life from lower to higher forms over many millions of years, of man having his physical antecedents in lower organisms, of humanity's long climb from his lowly habitation among the caves of the earth to the mountain peak of present civilization, and his probable duration upon this planet for millions of years -- these are likely, at first sight, to be somewhat unsettling."
Again, we see that this Catholic theologian makes fun of the simplistic faith in God's Word which Jesus teaches is absolutely essential for anyone desiring to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. [Mark 10:15 and Luke Luke 18:17] Once again, we are left to state that, if the Roman Catholic Church wants to believe and teach Evolution rather than Creationism, they at least need to be intellectually honest enough to admit that such belief disqualifies them to be called "Christian". Second, when these Catholic theologians sneer at the Biblical account of Creation, they are sneering at the very God Whom they say they are worshipping! Further, they are sneering at Jesus Christ, Whom they say they are venerating, and without Whom they admit there can be no Salvation.
Furthermore, when this author makes the statement about " Adam suddenly springing full blossomed from the slime of the earth", he obviously cannot be speaking of either the Biblical account of Creation, or the Evolutionary theory. The Bible says nothing about Adam springing forth from the "slime" of the earth, nor does Evolutionary theory recognize that such a first man as Adam ever existed! What the Bible DOES say is that God created Adam fully developed from the dirt of the earth, not some primordial slime. Science did not discover until a few scant decades ago that the essential chemical elements that are found in the soil of the earth are the same chemical compounds found in man and animals! This is just one of many instances where the Bible spoke the truth about a scientific matter, even though "Science" had not yet discovered it. In fact, man's Science was not to discover this truth for almost 6,000 years after God revealed it to Moses.
3). (Lone Star Catholic, 6,/14/59). " Modern Scripture scholars say that the flood did not cover the entire world, that we need not think that it destroyed all the human race then existing, though the author of Genesis probably believed that it did -- and we may believe it too if we want to. Best thing is to see the Flood a symbolic story based on historical fact, the purpose of the story being to teach God's punishment of mankind's sin and his mercy for the sake of the just".
Once again, we see that Catholic theologians are all too willing to throw out the account given in Scripture, so they can believe whatever they want to believe. Once again, they need to be honest enough to admit to all peoples of the world that they are not "Christian" and that they no more literally believe in the Bible than any old Pagan who ever lived!
4). "20th Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism", Volume 29, Nicolas Corte, 94). "Today it is readily accepted that the Bible is not to be consulted as if it were a scientific treatise, and that such seemingly scientific facts as are to be found in it have no other value than to inform us of the ideas current at the different times at which the books composing it were written."
As Chuck Missler pointed out in his book we quoted above, "The Creator Beyond Time and Space", whenever the Bible utters scientific fact, no discovery of Modern Science has ever shown such statements false. In fact, Modern Science has made many recent discoveries that validate Biblical statements made over 5,000 years ago! In fact, we have two major reasons to strengthen our faith than has any previous generation of Christians. First, Modern Science is regularly making discoveries that validate Biblical statements about science. Second, every single one of the Biblical prophecies concerning the End of the Age have been coming true, or the stage has been set for them coming true, since Israel became a nation again in 1948! Roman Catholic theologians would do well to study Missler's book to see how wrong they are on scientific matters. These same theologians would do well to start reading the books of Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, the Minor Prophets, 1 Thessalonians, the books of 1st and 2nd Timothy, and of 1 Peter, to see how readily Biblical prophecies are coming to pass!
5). (Getting the Most Out of'the Bible, John O'Brien, Ph.D., published by the approval of His Eminence, NIHIL OBSTAT: Rev T.E. Dillon, IMPRIMATUR: John Francis Knoll, DD, Bishop of Fort Wayne, Counsel and Advise from Cardinal Doughty, Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1938). "Ever since Galileo it has been the object of learned discussion. Moses described God's creating the universe in six days. But science has proved that our earth broke off from the sun millions of years ago. The gradual cooling and hardening of this earth, the formulation of continents and seas, the invasion of glaciers, form an epic narrative of staggering time proportions. Only in quite recent times did this earth bring forth the animals and vegetation of today, these having evolved gradually from different forms. Can the six days of which Moses speaks be these long periods described by geologists? ‘Answering the oft-repeated query, the association replies: ‘Certainly they are not’. Moses knew nothing of modern science: his picture of the universe is quite naive, no further advanced, in fact, than that of the people among whom he lived three thousand years ago’" (Page 16}
Once again, this Catholic author leads his readers to believe that science has conclusively proven that the earth and this universe evolved rather than being created. This kind of inference is a lie of the greatest sort, as you would realize if you have been reading newspapers and magazines over the past three decades. Scientists have regularly written articles where they dispute commonly held principles of Evolution. For example, the science of Genetics should once and for all dispel the notion that man evolved from lower species like monkeys or apes. Genetics has shown conclusively that the DNA strands forbid the jump from one species to another.
Yet, people continue to believe in Evolution because they want to believe. Why do they want to believe in Evolution? Some want to believe because to believe that God created, you then have to come to grips with the spiritual demands God has placed upon all mankind. Some others want to believe in Evolution because they are not saved and they do not have the Spirit of God resting upon them. Still others want to believe in Evolution because they deliberately want to deceive mankind. I feel strongly that the New Age advocates of the coming "Christ" [Antichrist] are setting out to deliberately deceive others. As New Age leader, Peter Lemesurier, writes in "The Armageddon Script", such deception is for the "good" of all people, because once they have been deceived, they can, at some point down the road, be taught the "real truth" of the world, and of The New Age Christ!
Since much of Modern Roman Catholicism so strongly resembles New Age doctrine, we can only conclude that Rome is also deliberately deceiving her people. After all, Rome must straddle quite a fence between Christians and all non-Christian religions. She is successfully straddling this fence because she is successfully discrediting the God of the Bible and His Word. In RC119, Rebecca Sexton of Former Catholics For Christ, spends much time and effort showing all the instances where Catholic doctrine flatly states that a person cannot believe the Bible, cannot rely upon it wholly, and cannot depend upon it only for Salvation. Then, Rebecca quotes much Scripture which shows that God Himself asserts strongly and boldly that His Word is totally reliable, and that man can only be saved by relying upon it and it alone!
I wonder why Roman Catholics can so easily be persuaded that you cannot trust that every Word of the Bible is Divinely inspired, when they have no trouble believing that the words spoken by apparitions are totally reliable! In the same token, New Age adherents cannot believe that the Bible is error free, even though they have no trouble accepting as error free the words of their demonic "Guiding Spirits"!
Once again, we state that, if the Pope and his Catholic theologians want to believe that the Bible contains errors, and that it is not scientifically accurate, why do they not simply become honest men by informing the whole world that they are not Christian? What is the definition of a Christian?
"A Christian is an adherent of Christ; one committed to Christ; a follower of Christ." [Holman Bible Dictionary]
"Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based upon his teachings". [The Tormont Webster's Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary]
I have quoted one Christian source and one Secular source to derive our definition of "Christian". Since Roman Catholicism does not believe totally and only in Jesus Christ, and since they teach doctrines that directly contradict Jesus' teachings, they have no intellectual, moral, or religious right to call themselves Christian.
If they were ever to get this honest with its followers, and the other peoples of the world, I believe that the struggle we are having with Apostate Protestant Churches cooperating with Rome would mightily decrease. Many Protestant groups would at least be able to see that the Roman Catholic Church is NOT Christian!
But, of course, that declaration will never come from Rome. After all, the Pope has been selected by the framers of the New World Order Plan to be the supreme global leader of the New World Order Religion. Thus, the Pope is shown to be the False Prophet of Revelation 13. Since this fact is true, we need to look at the identifying characteristic of this False Prophet. Listen carefully to the inerrant Word of God as it describes the coming False Prophet.
" And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon." [Revelation 13:11]
When this verse states that the False Prophet will have " two horns like a lamb", it means that he will claim to be Christian and that he will be accepted by most people in the world as Christian. But, then, this verse says that he will speak like a Dragon, which is synonymous with Satan.
Thus, we have another reason that the Pope will never admit publicly that he and his religion are not really Christian -- Bible prophecy demands that just such a campaign of religious deceit will be carried out by the False Prophet.
Thus, the very fact that the Pope is claiming to be Christian when it is obvious he is not, is itself a fulfillment of End Times prophecy!
Let us examine another Biblical verse which speaks directly to this issue. The Roman Catholic Church is clearly in mind in these verses in the tiny book of Jude. " But these [people] speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! [Jude 1:10-11a]
This statement clearly refers to this evil Catholic teaching that the Bible cannot be trusted. Since Catholic theologians are not saved, they do not have the guidance of the Holy Spirit, even though they speak loftily and mightily of Him. Since they believe not the Bible, and have received not the Holy Spirit, they read Scripture like the unsaved, "natural" man. When they then attempt to explain Biblical matters they "corrupt themselves".
The Defender's Bible Commentary sheds some interesting additional light on this passage. " Speak evil of. This phrase is the same as "blaspheme." While professing religion, they still dare to speak evil of God's Word and to distort and ridicule His revelations about creation, heaven, hell and all the heavenly hosts."
Clearly, this passage in Jude speaks directly to the extreme heresy of the Roman Catholic Church. While professing religion, they still dare to speak evil of God's Word and to distort and ridicule His revelations about creation, heaven, hell, and all the heavenly hosts. Now, we can see why Rome has found it so easy to import truckloads of pagan doctrine into her official doctrines!
We prayerfully urge all Roman Catholics to consider our words well, for events are going to soon begin transpiring that will shake this world to its foundation, and very soon, you will have to make decisions that will determine your eternal destiny. What are some of these events that are so momentous and so revealing for anyone who knows their Biblical prophecies? We shall list just a few for you, below.
Do not be deceived. These times are the End of the Age. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
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