There are more Catholics than in any other Christian Church or organization. However numbers do not mean that they are right about everything. Most all of the Catholics that I have met have been very sweet humble people. The word Catholic means universal, which is certainly true of Jesus Christ, because he is for every one. The Catholics claim to be the one and only true church of Jesus Christ, just like all the other denominations do. Most every Religion claims to be the only true religion also. On what do the Catholics base this claim? They say that Peter was the first Pope, because Jesus told Peter that he was the rock and upon him he would build his church, they say, but let us further examine this passage of scriptures.“When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:13-18). Jesus did not say that Peter was the rock that he would build his church upon, but on what Peter said, that Jesus was the Christ, The Messiah, The Son of the living God. Jesus is the rock, and what Peter said about Jesus is what he would build his church upon. When Peter died he was crucified upside down because he told the Romans that he was not worthy to be crucified as his Lord was. When Peter died he had not even heard of a Pope or the Catholic Church which was started later on after his death and they claim him as their first Pope. Peter was a leader of the early church at Jerusalem, but so was James and John, then came Paul, a great teacher and leader who brought the Gospel to the Gentiles. The word Church comes from the Greek word Ecclesia, which means the called out people , not a building or denomination. Jesus said; “neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21). Jesus said his Kingdom is in our hearts, and his Kingdom is not of this world. “the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands. “ (Acts 7:48).The way the Catholic church teaches is that you have to work your way to Heaven, and that if your good works out weigh your bad works, then you might have a chance to get into heaven when you die. This doctrine is a false teaching and is totally unscriptural.“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). The Catholic Church has a horrible history of suppressing their people and keeping them in darkness. They have told their people that they must confess their sins to a Priest to be forgiven, which is against the Bible. “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee,and mine iniquity have I not hid.I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”(Psalm 32:1-5). Absolute power and greed corrupt absolutely. They even have taught in the past that you could buy your loved ones out of Hell by paying money to the priests who would send a good portion to the Pope and his Cardinals. There is so much ceremonialism in their church. The Bible tells us As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:6-8). The only ceremony that Jesus commanded us to keep is Communion. Jesus said, “as often as you do this, do this in remembrance of me.” Jesus wants you to be set free from the bondage of rules and lies from man, imposed upon you from the Catholic Church or any denomination, church or religion which claims you have to work your way to Heaven. True Christianity teaches, God reaching out to man through his Son Jesus Christ, not man working his way up to God ! However if you are saved you will want to work for the Lord, and reach as many souls as you can for Jesus Christ.“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. “(John 8:32).How can a Catholic Priest counsel, and help any one with marriage problems, and child raising when they have themselves never been married or had any children of their own to raise? One good thing is that, a lot of the Catholics are probably saved, even though they may not know it, according to (Romans 10:9,10).”that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” It is so sad that the Catholics have to live in fear not knowing for sure about their Salvation.Many become discouraged and fall by the way side, because they can’t keep themselves saved. If I was a Catholic I would probably have to live in the church so I could confess my sins to the priest in the confessional box many times a day, so I could be sure and be saved from hell. “and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Hebrews 2:15). The Catholics have filled much of the world with a knowledge of Jesus Christ, but it has been a gospel of fear and works which is not the true Gospel. The word Gospel means Good News, and the Good News is that you don’t have to work your way to Heaven, it is a free gift by grace, by receiving Jesus Christ into your heart. GRACE is, a Gift, Received, At, Christ’s, Expense.
If you want to see a shocking Horror story , just go to youtube and look up the True History of the Catholic Church, and also The Untold History of The Bible.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.