Relief of allegory of Faith on the Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Objectively, faith is the sum of truths revealed by God in Scripture and tradition and which the Church presents in a brief form in its creeds. Subjectively, faith stands for the habit or virtue by which these truths are assented to.
Introduction Very few Catholics have ever been willing to open this teaching, let alone read it in its entirety, but no matter how few will seek the truth, I still write this for their sakes. It is the duty of Christians to expose darkness for the sake of those who are lost, that their souls might be saved on the Day of Judgment, and that is the main purpose of this book.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
I want to make it clear to readers that if you believe, practice, or teach according to what the Catholic Church believes, practices, and teaches, then you are not of Christ. This is not to say that a born again Christian cannot exist in the Catholic Church, but if they are of Christ, they will NOT remain in it very long because they will not follow after the voice of strangers: And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Of course, practicing Catholics will be deeply disturbed by such a statement, but I say this with full confidence in Christ: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: Their problem is that they have a worldly repentance, which means they repent towards men i. This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. You should be more loving to the Catholics! Most people could not care less if a Catholic dies in their sin and ends up in hell and the lake of fire, but I care enough about them to spend the countless hours I've put into this book to share with them the truth of the Word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. To love God is to keep his commandments, and if we are to love our Catholic neighbors, then we ought to tell them the truth that they might be saved from hellfire.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: This is not hearsay or conjecture, as Catholics have often claimed in my encounters with them, but rather, this is documented fact, and as you go through this article, you will find that I will quote directly from Vatican sources, and I provide references you can look up for yourself to compare what they teach to the Word of God so you can see the truth for yourself.
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? However, this is no surprise, because Jesus Christ told many people the truth and most of them didn't believe Him either. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
He explains that priests are not learning the doctrines of the Bible, but rather, they learn the doctrines of pagan philosophers: I thought we were going to study the Bible. I spent three pounds sterling buying a Bible, and I thought this is where we were really going to spend our time.
I found that the first year was all rituals, devotions And then, we did start to study intently every day in the second yearbut it was the philosophy of Aristotle, a pagan years before Christ. To this day, priests are still trained in the philosophy of Greece.
And then, we studied all the philosophies of the world. Then we started, after that, four years of theology of the famous Thomas Aquinas. We did study the introduction to some of the books of the Bible, but always under the authority of the [Catholic] Church.
So it was not anything to do with the Word ; it was to do with Catholicism. 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.
If you have never studied this topic before, the answers may surprise you, so prepare yourself. Let's begin by looking at a brief overview of the history of the Catholic Church so we can understand the foundation of the world's largest cult.The Catholic Church has nothing to do with Christianity.
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Christianity considered as a cynical marketing exercise - Bad News About Christianity. The Catholic Church has nothing to do with Christianity.
They teach firmly against the doctrines of Christ in almost every area. The Industrial Revolution did not occur in Britain merely because Britain had the most advanced technology, but because this technology was situated in a country with a secure financial system, global trade networks, lots of raw materials, including coal, a relatively stable political system with the capacity to direct economic development, and a skilled workforce augmented by skilled foreign.
The Bible is a lot of things to a lot of people, but to Christians, especially, it is a source of inspiration and a guide to daily living.. To others, the Bible is a historical document and a source of controversy. To others still, the Bible is a self-contradictory mish-mash of arcane rules and proscriptions, mostly relevant to long-dead cultures in far away places.