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Most of what Protestants think that they ‘know’ about the Catholic Church has been told to
them, taught to them, explained to them, by other Protestants, who learned it from yet other
Protestants… some of which has been handed down for the last 500 years, by people with a
grudge… most of it is entirely wrong, or misleading.

How can they claim to be “Bible-believing, ‘Sola Scriptura’ Christians” if they ignore or don’t
believe ALL of the actual Words of Jesus Christ and the Apostles that are in The Bible?

The Catholic Church
- 33 AD. Founded by God the Son in the person of Jesus Christ. Our Lord
named the Apostle Simon as “Peter” the future leader of His Church, when He said to him, in Matthew
Verily, verily I say unto you Thou art Peter (Rock), and upon this rock, I will build
MY Church. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and the Gates of Hell will not
prevail against it.
19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever
thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt loose
upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.”
The ‘power of the keys’ designates authority to govern the
house of God, which is the Church. The power to ‘bind and loose’ connotes the authority to absolve
sins, to pronounce doctrinal judgments, and to make disciplinary decisions in the Church.

Jesus entrusted this authority to the Church through the ministry of the apostles and in particular through
the ministry of Peter, the only one to whom he specifically entrusted the keys of the kingdom.
The purpose of this authority is to give the Church the ability to teach without error about the essentials
of salvation.
The scope of this authority concerns the official teachings of the Church on matters of faith, morals, and
worship (liturgy & sacraments). We believe that, because of Christ’s continued presence and guarantee,
his Church cannot lead people astray with its official teachings.

Mark 2:5-11 Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man
5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some of
the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, 7 “Why does this man speak like that? He is
blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit
that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your
hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your
bed and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he
said to the paralytic— 11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.”
Quoting the Scribes: “Who can forgive sins, but God only?” Shall you believe the complaints
of ignorant scribes who doubted Jesus as being our God and Savior, saying:
“Who is this who
speaketh blasphemies?”
Or shall you believe the WORDS of Jesus Himself?

Quoting the Risen Jesus in: John 20:22-23, Jesus gave the power to Forgive Sin or to Retain Sin to His
Apostles, which was handed down to Ordained Priests.
22 When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
23 Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain,
they are retained.

Another translation:
“When He had said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive
anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.”
John 20:23-

How can sin be retained if the hearing of Confession is not performed by some other person?
Jesus died on the Cross, to make the Forgiveness of Sin POSSIBLE, it is NOT AUTOMATIC, and
your sins were not pre-forgiven. We are NOT to “confess” or “admit” our sins just to ourselves, that is
excessively too easy, otherwise, why did Jesus say to the Apostles:
“Whose sins you shall forgive, they are
forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”
? Or was Jesus just babbling on as
Protestants apparently believe?

We are to Confess our sins to an Ordained Priest whose vow of secrecy is unbreakable and inviolable!
Each priest realizes that he is the ordained mediator of a very sacred and precious Sacrament. He knows
that in the confessional, the
penitent speaks not so much to him, but through him to the Lord.
Therefore, humbled by his position, the priest knows that whatever is said in confession must remain
secret at all costs.
Why Would Sin Be Retained?
When the sin is continuously ongoing, and you have no real desire to quit.
“When He had said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive
anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” John 20:23-

How would one be absolutely certain that God has forgiven your sin, just because you asked?
When Protestants ask God for Forgiveness of Sin, does God give them any sign that they are forgiven?
First you would have to quit committing that sin, because he knows that within a few hours or days you
will be doing it again! Then once more with the heart of a hypocrite they will be ‘asking for forgiveness’
…yet again!

A Priest not only has the power and authority to forgive sins THROUGH the power of God, but
councils you about it. Will Protestants receive any counseling from God, or will it be just their
imagination? How would you know? Or, will it be Satan in the guise of God doing the “counseling”?

Where does Jesus say in the Holy Bible: “Ask God to forgive your
No verse of Scripture says that “only God can forgive sins.” That idea came from the Protestant
tradition. (Remember the Protestants “Sola Scriptura”?) The truth is that God grants the authority to
forgive sins as He pleases. He granted that authority to His Son and, furthermore, to the apostles and
their successors.


John 20:23 records Jesus saying to them: “If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven.” If the
Scribes were right in Mark 2-7, then Jesus was a liar! Jesus never lies! Protestants say:
‘Only God can
forgive sins’
; however, the Apostles were all granted the power and authority to forgive sins, by JESUS
Or are you REALLY a
“Bible-believing Christian”?
It is GOD who makes ALL the rules, you don’t, unless those rules thoroughly conform to God’s own

When you ask God for health, happiness, or riches does He immediately grant it in abundance?
Usually God says ‘No, not now’, or: “What you are asking for will not be good for you, I have other
plans for you, even though you might not like it.”
(Think of Jonah!)

You are asking for something that would be harmful to your salvation if you had it – so by not
getting what you’ve asked, you are really getting what you want – St. Catherine of Siena

Jesus did say “Ask and the door shall be opened” but He did not say it will be opened immediately, nor
did he say that what is behind the door will be exactly what you are looking for! Perhaps something in
your life needs to change first, and it is YOU who needs to change it!
Many people pray to God to win the Lottery, will God immediately grant all fifty million people who are
praying to win the fifty million dollars in Wednesday’s Drawing? I don’t believe that is how the lottery
works, or how GOD works!)
Many times, Jesus said: “Go and sin no more”.

John 6:52-57
52 If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the
life of the world. 53 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his
flesh to eat? 54 Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the
Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. 55 He that eateth my flesh, and
drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. 56 For my flesh is meat
indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. 57 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in
me, and I in him.

Jesus said so repeatedly between John 6:48 and John 6:59

Are not these passages in YOUR Bible too, if so, how can you ignore the Jesus speaking the WORD of
GOD? Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:17-20, John 6:52-57, and 1 Corinthians 11: 23-29.

It is bad enough that Protestants will go to Judgment after willfully disregarding the clear call to Catholic
Communion that the Word of Jesus is repeated many times in the Holy Bible, with variations of:
Eating His ‘Flesh’ 6 times, ‘Body’ 6 times, or ‘Bread’ 4 times, as referring to His Body or Flesh, and
‘Blood’ 9 times, or ‘Chalice’ 5 times, as referring to His Blood.

Perhaps if these actual Words of Jesus concerning Eating His Body and Blood had appeared more
times in the Holy Bible, such as: “Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you
shall not have life in you”, that Protestants would take the WORD of the LORD more seriously?
Apparently, Protestants believe that Jesus just liked to rattle-on and babble, just because He liked to hear Himself talk?

There is nothing GOOD that you can do on Earth, will guarantee your admittance directly into heaven.
Except for: Obeying the Ten Commandments and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Confession) and Receiving Holy Communion as the actual
Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of
Jesus Christ
, and finally dying in the State of Grace. You MUST die in the State of Grace to be
admitted directly into Heaven!
It is the
Good things that you should have done (Good Works) and the Bad things that you have done,
(Sins) that will guarantee your admittance into Hell.

True Christian Love is an action, not a feeling, we are called to live that love by serving others.
We will not be blessed if we are not blessing others with our
Good Works
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 25:40-42 “And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of
these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’ 41 Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me,
you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and
you gave Me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink…” I believe you are familiar
with the rest?

Good Works are also known as the Works of Mercy:
  • Corporal Works of Mercy
They are those that tend to the bodily needs of others. The standard list is given by Jesus in the Gospel
of Matthew 25:31-46, in the famous sermon on the Last Judgment. They are also mentioned in the
Book of Isaiah.
The seventh work of mercy comes from the Book of Tobit.
The works include:
(1.) To feed the hungry. (2.) To give drink to the thirsty. (3.) To clothe the naked. (4.) To shelter the
homeless. (5.) To visit the sick. (6.) To visit the imprisoned, or ransom the captive. (7.) To bury the dead.

  • Spiritual Works of Mercy
Just as the Corporal Works of Mercy are directed towards relieving corporeal suffering, the aim of the
Spiritual Works of Mercy is to relieve spiritual suffering. The first four come from Ezekiel 33, the fifth
comes from the mitzvah of forgiving others before receiving forgiveness from God, the sixth comes from
Deuteronomy 15, and the seventh comes from Maccabees 2.
The works include:
(1.) To instruct the ignorant. (2.) To counsel the doubtful. (3.) To admonish the sinners. (4.) To bear
patiently those who wrong us. (5.) To forgive offenses. (6.) To comfort the afflicted. (7.) To pray for the
living and the dead.

Most Protestants believe their so-called “communion” is of no particular significance, just a hollow
response to:
“Do this (meaningless gesture) in remembrance of Me”. Their “communion” is
neither Blessed nor Sanctified, no more than the coffee and doughnuts later after church!
Jesus NEVER said:
“He who eats this ‘symbol’ of my flesh, and drinks this ‘symbol’ of my blood, shall have eternal life.
For my flesh is ‘symbolic’ food, and my blood ‘symbolic’ drink.”

However, He did say in John 6:
“47 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers
ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread which comes down out of heaven,
so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone
eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My
52Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying,  How can this man give us His flesh to eat?  
53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink
His blood, you have no life in yourselves.
54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has
eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For My flesh is true food, and My
blood is true drink.
56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent
Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 This is the
bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live
But once again, even though John 6:47-58 is also in the Protestants Bible, they choose to ignore it, because it is “too Catholic”

Protestants just go through the motions, using grape juice, (invented in the USA, using ‘New World’
Concord grapes that were first developed in 1849. The grape juice was invented by Mr. Welch in 1869)
and with ordinary commercial oyster crackers, no less!
(I had some “Protestant communion” the other day in my soup, did I feel blessed? NO, I did not!)

Saint Peter was given the power to bind on earth and to loose on earth as the Vicar of Christ. Since Peter
was a mortal man, his responsibilities, his ‘keys’ were passed on to Linus, then to Anacletus I, then to
Clement I, all the way to the present Pope Francis. An unbroken, apostolic succession for two thousand

Most Protestants believe that Jesus “pre-forgave” their sins when He died on the Cross so that they can
go ahead and sin all they want, after being “Saved”, just by once mouthing some ‘pious’ words. To
Protestants “Being Saved” envisions salvation as an accomplished event that lies in their past—as
something that has already happened, and that they are ‘truly’ bound for Heaven, no matter how the
rest of their life proceeds.
If so, then please explain how the Protestant concept of “
Backsliders” works?

Jesus died on the Cross, to make the
Forgiveness of Sin POSSIBLE, it is NOT AUTOMATIC,
and your sins were not pre-forgiven. We are not to “confess” or “admit” our sins just to ourselves, that is
excessively too easy, otherwise, why did Jesus say to the Apostles: “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are
forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”?
Or was Jesus just babbling on again?

We are to Confess our sins to an Ordained Priest whose vow of secrecy is unbreakable and inviolable!
Each priest realizes that he is the ordained mediator of a very sacred and precious Sacrament.
He knows that in the confessional, the penitent speaks not so much
to him, but through him to the Lord.
Therefore, humbled by his position, the priest knows that whatever is said in confession must remain
secret at all costs.
Why Would Sin Be Retained? When the sin is continuously ongoing and you have no desire to quit.

The belief in Purgatory is indeed BIBLICAL: 1 Corinthians 3:15 “Saved through Fire”
15If any mans work burn, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.
Purgatory allows for the cleansing of unforgiven sin that you die with that is on your soul, but sin that is
not bad enough to send you to Hell. Purgatory cleanses our soul in order to enter into Heaven to meet
No one can enter Heaven with an unclean soul.

Limbo is where people go who do not deserve Hell, nor Heaven because they were not properly
Baptized, yet Protestants would prevent a child from being Baptized as a child… and deny them entry
into Heaven!
That is an EVIL thing that they do!

All the Good People that died prior to Jesus’ death on the Cross DID NOT, COULD NOT enter into
Heaven! Where did they go? Limbo – because they neither deserved Hell or they went into Purgatory,
until they were released into Limbo, while waiting for Jesus.

For more on Difficult Bible Verses for Protestants see:

As far as Public Welfare is concerned, Jesus did not provide unlimited FREE sustenance for the LIFE of
the 5000, nor did He take anything away from hundreds of thousands OTHER people, who did not
participate in the meal!

Atheists, Protestants, and other idiots love to twist the words of the Holy Bible into things that were
never meant, nor ever thought of before around 1500 AD.

Some of the Doctrines of the Christian Catholic Church:
  • The Divinity of Jesus Christ
  • The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ
  • The Christian Trinity of God the Heavenly Father, God the Son who is Jesus Christ, and God the
    Holy Spirit
(BTW: The English word spirit comes from the Latin Spiritus, meaning “breath”, but also “spirit, soul,
courage, and vigor” Many times in the Holy Bible it talks about the breath of God or that God breathes
on someone or something.)
  • Jesus Christ was crucified, died, resurrected, and ascended into Heaven
  • The defense of Traditional Marriage of One Man and One Woman
  • The defense of the unborn against abortion
  • The defense of the elderly against euthanasia
  • Infant Baptism: To be “Born Again” you must be Baptized “In the Name of the Father, and the
    Son and the Holy Spirit”.
One cannot enter Heaven without first becoming a Christian by Baptism and becoming a Child of God.
Some Protestants would prevent you from spending Eternity with God, if you died as an unbaptized

“There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church,
but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
― Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

I have personally seen a painted wall map of the world, in a protestant ‘church’ that supposedly showed
the progress of the advance of Christianity, as they represented on the map, the Catholic Church (in
bright red) did not exist anywhere until after the Spaniards arrived in Florida in 1513, and that is also
supposedly where it started too! It was not represented anywhere else on the map! (You recall that
Martin Luther posted his complaints against the Catholic Church in 1517.
Some of which were quite
legitimate!) However, that was a poor excuse for starting the Reformation.
So I guess they believe that the Catholics were very busy in those preceding FOUR years?
There are so many unabashed LIES (told as being “truth”) that is spread about Catholics by Protestants,
that it is like trying to herd cats.

The lies about the Catholic Church have been repeatedly told for generations!
During a Protestant Church Service, they were griping about Catholics PREACHING in Latin! We
have not preached in Latin many, many hundreds of years!
They also believe that we read the Gospel and the other Bible Readings using LATIN. It has not been
that way for around a thousand years ago, back when Latin was generally spoken and understood!
However, Preaching has always been in the language of the people.
We have not used Latin at all, for around 45 years! Some prayers and several songs were previously in
Latin,but the prayers were said at each and every Church Service and the interpretation was readily
available in the Mass Book, which every Catholic carried to Church and used, the English was written
on the page opposite the Latin text! The songs were sung in Latin at only what was known as High Mass,
with the English also readily available. We were NOT, as some ignorant Protestants would have you
believe, “Blathering in Gibberish”!
What would be the use of using a language unknown to those in hearing, in trying to preach and recite
Bible Readings during Mass? It would be as useless as an English only speaker going to a Spanish
Language Service, which we have for our Spanish speakers who have difficulty with, or don't speak
These Protestants are completely ignorant of their criticism of what they believe as to the general
practices of the Catholic Church! The misinformation being told in the Protesters “churches” is beyond
This was not the first time that I heard those lies at a Protestant Church service!
But, you know what? I have NEVER heard a Catholic Priest ever criticize Protestant beliefs and
We don’t stoop that low! However, when challenged, we will respond to their ignorance and lies!

They criticize what they know NOTHING about! They have never even been to a Catholic Mass!

For Catholics to try to correct all this misinformation is like herding cats!

Who started your church, some human being after 1500 A.D., or Jesus Christ Himself?
When was your church started and what do they believe?

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all
speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms among you; but that you be perfect in the same
mind, and in the same judgment.

The Lutheran Church –1517 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Martin
Luther, a German ex-monk of the Roman Catholic Church, who violated his sacred vows of
both obedience and celibacy.
Luther created a brand NEW Protestant bible by throwing out seven books of the Bible’s
OLD Testament, that he personally didn’t agree with, because they were too “Catholic” and
also added the word “alone”
after the word “faith”. In Romans 3:28 (For we account a man to be
justified by faith, without the works of the law.) in order to make the verse agree with HIS OWN VIEW
of WHAT HE THOUGHT it SHOULD HAVE SAID! (faith alone). That would be like hiding your
Faith under a bushel basket! (Luke 11:33 No man lighteth a candle, and putteth it in a hidden place,
nore under a bushel; but upon a candlestick, that they that come in, may see the light.)
This alteration of sacred scripture directly contradicts:
  • James 2:24 Do you see that by works a man is justified; and not by faith only?
  • Romans 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his works.
  • Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify
    your Father which is in heaven.
Luther also wanted to toss out the New Testament Books of James, Hebrews, Jude, and Revelation too!

After the Protestants tossed out SEVEN Books of the Old Testament Scripture, Tossed out
several passages of the NEW TESTAMENT, added a word to Romans 3:28, and totally
IGNORE other Passages QUOTING JESUS Himself... THEN... They heretically claim the
false doctrine of “Sola Scriptura”!

From 325AD until 1520, no one questioned the authenticity of those Biblical Old Testament
books that Luther tossed out. They were originally approved for inclusion in the Holy Bible,
after also surviving a similar process of inclusion in the Torah sometime before, just as all the
other books of the Old Testament.
Both of these processes were accomplished by a multitude of people, not just ONE single
person who was exercising a grudge like Martin Luther.
Where do you find any reference in Luther’s writings, “An Angle of the Lord instructed me
He did it all on his OWN violation!

Did you get that?
The parts of the Old Testament that were in the Bible prior to 1517, that Luther removed to
create the Protestant Bible were “too Catholic” for inclusion!
This PROVES that Catholicism is indeed Biblical, yet Luther deleted those Holy Books so
that he could then claim that Catholicism is “Unbiblical”!
  • The Old Testament is the Prediction, and the New Testament is the Fulfillment!
    Yet Luther deleted a great many parts of the Predictions!

The First Council of Nicaea was a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea in
Bithynia by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.

Some of Luther’s complaints were Legitimate, but many were Heresy!
What was really corrupt was when the Church asked people to aid in the collection for
rebuilding St. Peter’s Cathedral, that indulgences (forgiveness of sin) were offered for
generous contributions. These agents
without the Church’s permission told people that if they
give money they are then free to sin without repentance.
No doubt those agents took a percentage of the contributions for themselves, for promoting
that heresy!
Jesus Himself taught that generosity can cover a multitude of sins but only if it’s accompanied by a
contrite heart.
At first Luther was a reformer but over a period of 3 to 4 years he became even more and more stranger
in his beliefs and invented his own religion. And he got many Catholic priests go against their vows and
to marry. Then after that at some point he went into a tirade about how evil women were. The priests
were trapped - if they left their wives they were evil and if they continued to violate their vows of celibacy
they were evil. The Northern Princes saw Luther as someone who they could use to free themselves of
The peasants also wanted freedom and rebelled against the Princes - around 100,000 peasants were
killed with Luther’s tactic approval.
Then 50 years later came the 30 Years War with Catholic France saving Lutheranism from being wiped
out because Germany would be too strong if it became Catholic again.
Luther’s position on ecumenical councils shifted over time, but in 1520, he appealed to the German
princes to oppose the Papal Church, if necessary with a council in Germany, open and free of the
  • The Pope condemned in Exsurge Domine that only fifty-two of Luther’s theses as heresy.
Exsurge Domine (Latin: Arise O Lord) is a papal bull issued on 15 June 1520 by Pope Leo X.
It was written in response to the teachings of Martin Luther, which opposed the views of the
It censured forty-one propositions extracted from Luther’s 95 theses and subsequent writings…
and SUSTAINED many of the rest!
However, none of Luther’s legitimate complaints was excuse enough to start a new church!
Starting a CHURCH is a GOD ONLY RIGHT, not a Human right!

Proverbs 30:6 “Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar”
Yet they ignore the plain language of the Holy Bible and reinterpret it into something it

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The heretical error called ‘Sola Scriptura’.
The Bible does not have specific text that suggests that the Bible alone is our final authority in
all matters of Faith and Practice. Roman Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox, typically know
this. Using the ‘Sola Scriptura error, the person affirms that all he needs is himself and his
Bible. (Now, all these ‘himselfs’ have thus far have created over 45,000 Protestant
Denominations!) They deny the wisdom of the church in history, the community of believers.
These are all deemed irrelevant to understanding the things of God.
‘Sola Scriptura’ is reprehensible, ignorant, unhistorical, and unbiblical.
It is NOT in the BIBLE!

Sola Scriptura, utterly fails to recognize that God has gifted the church with teachers and
pastors. It fails to recognize that the Church has progressed and reached consensus on critical
issues in and through the ancient ecumenical creeds. It fails to affirm with that same vigor that
we are all standing on the shoulders of giants. But we must also affirm that even these giants
have feet of clay. Where in the Bible does it teach Sola Scriptura? That would be a tautology-
the kind of argument we find in that collection of lies called the Book of Mormon. Instead
the Bible is not our final sole authority just because it is the Word of God, even though it has
been attested, authenticated, by God Himself. Miracles serve as the divine imprimatur, the
proof that this is a message of God. This is how Nicodemus reasoned when he said,“Rabbi,
we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do
unless God is with him” (John 3:2).
This is also how Jesus Himself reasoned when He first forgave the sins of the paralytic
lowered through the roof. In response to the unspoken charge that He had blasphemed, Jesus
told the man, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house” (Matthew 9:1-8).

Is the ONLY Truth about God, to be found only in the Holy Bible?
Were the authors of the Bible the ONLY discerners of God’s Truth? Did God Himself set a
“Time Limit” on the discerning of Truth? Or could other holy people be inspired by God, to
reveal more of God’s own Truth, even to this day? There is only ONE God and ONE God’s
OWN Truth! However, the Catholic Church did set a time limit: Public and official revelation
ended with the death of St. John the Apostle in about 100 AD. Private revelations since then
have been vetted by the Church that do not contradict church teachings in matters of faith and
morals are good for spiritual insights. We are not required as Catholics to believe any of these
accounts, but such approved private revelations are great for meditations. They do not contain
spurious speculations or notions.

    However, the Protestant’s “Individual search for truth through the study of the Bible and
    prayer”, has given us today, more than 45,000 differing, dissenting, and opposing so-called
    “christian truths” of God! They are nothing but Heretics and Blasphemers!
    Luther opened up the Pandora’s Box of people creating their own ‘church’ upon their
    own whims and personal interpretations because there are now around 45,000 “Protestant

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    Even in Saint Paul’s day, there were those who taught a
    heretical Gospel.
    Galatians 1 “No Other Gospel”
    6 I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ,
    unto another gospel. 7 Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and
    would pervert the Gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a
    gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. [the
    denunciation of someone as accursed] 9 As we said before, so now I say again: If anyone
    preaches to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him
    be anathema.

    Where are those First Century preachers of Heresy now, which Paul refers to in his Letter
    to the Galatians? Their false Gospel is as dead and gone as they are! “I will build My
    church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.
    Yet the Roman Catholic Church still exists today! The only Church that Jesus Founded!

    BTW Which church is“The One True Church” as established by Jesus Christ?
    It cannot possibly be any of the Protestant churches, who came into existence only after
    1500 years had passed! Would God leave his People alone and abandoned in the
    wilderness for the first 1500 years of His Church?
  • Matthew 16:18 “…I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.
  • John 14:18 “I will not leave you as orphans;…”
  • Matthew 28:20 “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The Roman Catholic Church assembled the Holy Bible from the existing Books of the day in
325 AD. Constantine the Great called the First Council of Nicaea, which composed of 300
religious leaders.
Three centuries after Jesus lived; this council was given the task of separating divinely
inspired writings from those of questionable origin. Those questionable existing books were tossed aside
as Apocryphal and as having doubtful authenticity or not Gospel Truth.

Catholic Old Testament (46 books)
These are the books that Luther tossed out.
  • 1. The Wisdom of Solomon
  • 2. Tobit (Tobias)
  • 3. Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
  • 4. Judith
  • 5. 1st Maccabees
  • 6. 2nd Maccabees
  • 7. Baruch (with the Letter of Jeremiah as the sixth Chapter)
  • As well as additional verses of Daniel and Esther.
    These books are now called the “deuterocanon”, or second canon, by Catholics,
    and the “apocrypha”, or hidden/obscure, by Protestants.
    Protestant Old Testament (39 books)     (EXCELLENT Catholic Apologetics Website!)

    The first Bible ever PRINTED was the Gutenberg Bible, in 1455, sixty-two years
    BEFORE Luther started his Reformation in 1517. The seven books that Luther tossed
    aside are indeed in that Bible.
    You can check this out for yourself.
    Of course, it is in the Latin and printing style of the time.

    Saint Paul says about people like Martin Luther in 2 Corinthians 11 - The False Apostles
    3 I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may be
    led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes and proclaims a
    Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you
    received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.

    “DISCERNMENT is NOT knowing the difference between RIGHT and WRONG.
    It is knowing the difference between RIGHT and ALMOST RIGHT.”

The Anabaptist Church – 1520 AD. Founded by human beings, not GOD Himself. Nicholas Storch,
and Thomas Münzer, who were former Lutherans, but prior to that they were Catholics, just like Luther.
The Anabaptists rejected infant baptism and were denounced by Martin Luther. This “reformation of
the Reformation” is proof positive that the doctrine of “scripture alone” and “personal interpretation” is
false. Otherwise, there wouldn’t have been more than one interpretation of scripture and no need for
an Anabaptist Church that totally ignores Luke 18:15-17.
15And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the
disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. 16But Jesus called hem, saying, “Permit the children to
come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17”Truly I say
to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”

The Swiss Reformed Church – 1523 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Huldrych
Zwingli in Switzerland

The Mennonite Church – 1525 AD. Founded by h man beings, not GOD Himself. Grebel, Mantz,
and Blaurock, in Switzerland, as an offshoot of the Anabaptists. It derived its name from Menno
Simons, a former Catholic priest.

The Anglican Church – 1534 AD. Founded by a hum n being, not GOD Himself. King Henry VIII,
as a direct result of the Pope not granting him a divorce from Catherine of Aragon. Many a Catholic
priest was tortured and killed as a result of the very aroused Henry trying to find another young maiden
for his pleasure. The Queen of England is the current head of the Anglican Church. (AKA “Church of

Calvinism – 1530-1536 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. John Calvin in
(also called the Reformed tradition or the Reformed faith)

The Presbyterian Church – 1560 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. John Knox,
in Scotland. Based on the personal beliefs of a man, John Calvin, which include predestination, no free
will in humans, and the total depravity in mankind. They have recently included “chrislam” as an
accepted practice and belief.
Any church that accepts “chrislam” or “christianized islam” as an accepted practice and belief is not
(Cannot be truly be called Christian! Totally Non-Biblical!)

The Unitarian Church – 1568 AD. Started in Poland, but died out. It was soon revived by a human
being, not GOD Himself. John Biddle, in 1645 AD. The Unitarians do not believe in the Trinitarian
God. They do not believe in Jesus as the Christ, as the divine Son of God. For them, Jesus was a
beloved human teacher and exemplar, and Christmas is a time to celebrate his birth as the HUMAN
“Jesus of Nazareth”.
(Cannot be truly be called Christian! Totally Non-Biblical!)

The Congregationalist Church (The Puritans) – 1583 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD
Himself. Robert Brown, in Holland. Broke away from the Church of England. Brown rejected, among
other things, the authority of bishops. One Puritan, named Oliver Cromwell, got involved in the English
Civil War and overthrew Charles I in 1646. Cromwell and the British government were also responsible
for the subjugation and killing of hundreds of thousands of Irish Catholics, who were also forbidden to
say or attend Mass, wear green, and sing Irish patriotic songs.

The Baptist Church – 1606 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. John Smyth, who
launched it in Amsterdam, as an offshoot of the Mennonites. Baptists reject infant baptism as contrary to
the Scriptures and accept immersion as the sole valid mode of baptism.

The Dutch Reformed Church – 1628 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself.
Michaelis Jones in the Netherlands

The Quakers - 1647 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. George Fox, in England.
Also called The Society of Friends, although they originally called themselves “Children of Light”.
They acknowledge absolutely no authority higher than what Fox called the “inner light” of personal
(Cannot be truly be called Christian! Totally Non-Biblical!)

The Amish Church – 1693 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Jacob Amman, and
a Swiss Bishop. Also a breakaway from the Mennonite Church. His followers were called the “Amish”.
While similar to the Mennonites, they differ in language, dress, and interpretation of the Bible.

The Methodist Church – 1739 AD. Founded by human beings, not GOD Himself. John, and
Charles Wesley, in England. The Wesley brothers were originally Anglican ministers who started a
revival movement that eventually became Methodism. Yet another “reformation of the Reformation”.
They currently believe in women pastors, ministers, and bishops, artificial birth control, and they accept
homosexuality as being normal and good in spite of Romans 1:26-27. The Methodist Church is
currently undergoing a 21st Century reformation of itself, with individual congregations breaking away
from their own hierarchy over the question of scriptural inerrancy concerning homosexuality. Another
proof that the doctrine of “scripture alone” without an infallible Magisterium to interpret it based on
sacred Tradition is false. It seems that the Methodist Church is more concerned with going along with
the current popular opinion trends of secular society than it is in being true to what scripture actually says
about homosexuality.
The Lesbian Methodist “Bishop” Dr. Karen Oliveto, who calls Jesus a Bigot and
Defends Demon Possession and Promotes Islam “chrislam”!
Leftism is a mental disease! It is those same Muslims that she promotes that would hang her or toss her
off a tall building for being a Lesbian!
This is what happens when you dance with the Devil, you will then dance with any evil!
Even an EVIL who wants to KILL YOU! -- However, Muslims are more than happy to accept
any ‘help’ in promoting Islam, from any delusional Dhimwit, or Useful Idiot!
(Cannot be truly be called Christian! Totally Non-Biblical!)

The Episcopalian Church – 1784 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Samuel
Seabury in the American Colonies and is an offshoot of the Church of England. They believe in women
pastors, ministers, and bishops, artificial birth control, and they accept homosexuality as being normal
and good in spite of Romans 1:26-27. The Episcopalian Church is currently undergoing a 21st Century
reformation of itself, with individual congregations breaking away from their own hierarchy over the
question of scriptural inerrancy concerning homosexuality. Another proof that the doctrine of “scripture
alone” without an infallible Magisterium to interpret it based on sacred Tradition is false. It seems that
the Episcopal Church is more concerned with going along with the current trends of secular society than
it is in being true to what scripture actually says about homosexuality. They have recently included
“chrislam” as an accepted practice and belief.
Any church that accepts “chrislam” or “christianized islam” as an accepted practice and belief
is not CHRISTIAN! (Cannot be truly be called Christian! Totally Non-Biblical!)

The Evangelical Church – 1803 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Jacob Albright,
originally a Methodist, who broke away and founded his own church.

The Mormon Church – 1829 AD. Also call themselves “Latter Day Saints”, was Founded by a human
being, not GOD Himself. Joseph Smith in Palmyra, New York, in 1829. It is all based on one
mysterious Passage in the Bible that states: “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them
also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.”
Who or where these “Other Sheep” might be, are never explained in the Bible, they could be alien
beings for all we know!
Mormons are
polytheists who someday hope to become a ‘god’ of their very own planet, after death.
They believe that in their version of “God the Father” was a good Mormon on another planet, that they
call “Kolob”. It is supposed to be; “The god-planet where all gods come from” and their “Jesus” became
the god of
just our own planet. They advocate the baptism of long-dead ancestors. Mormons also believe
that Jesus and Lucifer were brothers on Kolob. Therefore the “God Planet” has both Gods and
Demons on it!
(Cannot be truly be called Christian! Totally Non-Biblical!)

The Seventh Day Adventists – 1831 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. William
Miller in New York. Based on his study of the prophecy of Daniel 8:14, Miller calculated that Jesus
would return to earth sometime between 1843 and 1844. This prediction is in spite of the fact that the
bible says that no one will be able to predict when the Second Coming of Jesus will be. (Matthew 24:36)

Jehovah’s Witnesses – 1872 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Charles Taze
Russell, as the “Millennial Darwinists”. In 1931, Judge Rutherford, his successor, decided that
henceforth they would be called, Witnesses of Jehovah, or Jehovah’s Witness. The JWs deny the
Trinity, deny the Sonship,deity, and divinity of Christ, deny His physical resurrection, the resurrection
of the body, and refuse to take blood transfusions.
They claim their “messiah” to be the Archangel Michael. (Cannot be truly be called Christian!
Totally Non-Biblical!)

The Christian Scientists – 1879 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Mary Baker
Eddy in Massachusetts. They also refuse blood transfusions and medical care, in spite of the fact that the
gospel writer Luke was a physician.
Beliefs and practices belonging to the metaphysical family of new religious movements.
In her 1875 book “Science and Health” that sickness is an illusion that can be corrected by prayer
alone. Emphasizing that physical healing through prayer and a recognition of the nonexistence of matter
and illness.
Christian Science teaches that Jesus embodied the divinity of God but that
he himself was not Deity
— in keeping with Jesus’ own words that he was not the Father, and that God, the Father, alone should
be worshiped.
“We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that
casts out evil as unreal.
But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.”
(Cannot be truly be called Christian! Totally Non-Biblical!)

Assemblies of God - 1901 AD. Founded by a human being, not GOD Himself. Charles Parham, in
Topeka Kansas. They believe in the Baptism of the Spirit, miracle healings, and speaking in tongues.

Within 8 years of Martin Luther creating the Lutheran Church, (and opening up Pandora’s
Box of creating your own ‘church’ upon your own whims and personal interpretations or as
the Protestants say:
Individual search for truth through the study of the Bible and prayer”, has given us today,
more than 45,000 differing, dissenting, and opposing so-called “christian truths” of God!
Heretics! Blasphemers!),
there were three more Protestant churches, (Four Protestant
Churches in all) They were the Lutherans – in 1517, Anabaptist – 1520, Swiss Reformed –
1523, Mennonite – 1525, then later in 1534 Henry the 8th formed the Anglican Church, only
17 years after the original “Reformation”.
They all made war with each other and with the Catholic Church, killing each other and
burning each other’s churches.
These Christian versus Christian wars lasted until the end of the Thirty Years’ War, in 1648,
(just 131 years total) after that, there has been no more “Religion” inspired wars, except for
Muslim wars against the entire world.

Now, according to some sources, there are some FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND different
“Protestant” Churches, with each and every one of them all claiming to be the “One True
Church of Christ”!
What gave any of them the GOD ALONE “right” to start any new “church”?
(Q.) WHO has the RIGHT to start any new Church?
(A.) GOD and GOD ALONE has the RIGHT to start any new Church!

Yet over 45,000 people have usurped that RIGHT from God!

When heretics claim that, the Catholic Church is Un-Biblical, you must realize that: “The
heretics CHANGED the Bible and their religious practices to suit themselves”, and then they
claim the Roman Catholic Church is un-Biblical!

It is strange how Protestants ignore direct quotes from the mouth of Jesus that they consider
as: “Too Catholic”, and then declare the Catholic Church “Unbiblical”!

The heretics think that only some of what was recorded in the Bible that Jesus Christ Himself
said is “Christian” all the rest is just “Catholic”…

There are now currently over 45,000 Protestant denominations, all ‘believing” that they…
each and every one of them… and they alone are “The ONE True Church” and claiming to
be inspired by the Holy Spirit/Ghost!

By the way... Which one of the approximately FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND PROTESTANT
DENOMINATIONS is the “One True Church established by Christ”?
Where on earth, were any of these Churches between 33AD and 1517 AD and later?
They did not exist!
Did not Jesus say that “He would not leave us as orphans”?
Yet according to Protestants, He DID, and we were orphans between 33AD and 1517AD and

None of which were invented prior to Martin Luther and 1517!
FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND different “christian” Sects, each with their own “official”
individual, differing, dissenting, and opposing interpretations of Scripture! Some of which
you can’t even ‘call’ “christian”! Then there must be more than five hundred million
‘personal’ interpretations from a multitude of sources. There are many people in the same
denomination that can’t even agree and yet they all think they are inspired by the Spirit to
give testimony to the truth. Incredible! “Private Interpretations” that’s how those 45,000
different ‘christian’ Sects came to be! None of which, now make war upon the other, ever
since the end of the Thirty Years’ War, in 1648!
2 Peter 1:20, 21 Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private
interpretation. 21For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of
God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.

Christians no longer make war on other Christians, just because “They do not believe as we
do”; however, Islam has around 73 different sects remaining in existence, and all of the
different sects hate and kill each other and they all make war upon one another because:
“They do not believe as we do”, it has always been this way! (For around 1400 years!)

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  • When God is Absent in Our Life: Evil becomes the way of life!
  • We must protect all Human Life, from Conception to Natural Death.
  • Man’s laws cannot make moral what God has declared immoral.
  • Even if a sin is “legalized” by Man’s Laws, it is still a sin in the eyes of God.
  • God’s own Word shall never change, no matter what his creation, which is mankind,
    deems as the new reality’!
  • GOD will NEVER approve of what GOD has condemned, since the beginning of time,  
    no matter what Man-Made laws are passed!
  • Where in the Bible does it say that GOD will allow YOU to decide, (or vote on) which of
    the Ten Commandments are currently relevant?
  • The Ten Commandments were not created to be a pick-and-choose salad bar.
  • Where does it say that GOD’s OWN Commandments shall be periodically updated?

    1. It is: “Love the sinner, but hate the sin!” -- St. Augustine of Hippo, 354 – 430 AD
    2. Any so-called “christian church” that accepts abortion, suicide, euthanasia, and/or
    homosexuality as an accepted practice, is not CHRISTIAN!
    3. Abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and homosexuality are ALWAYS SINS!
    4. Any person or church that accepts “chrislam” or “christianized islam” as an accepted
    practice and belief is not CHRISTIAN!
    5. Anyone who supports any of the above is giving homage to Satan!

    Islam rejects God as a Father, Islam rejects Jesus as the divine Son of God and Islam
    rejects the Jewish people as the ancient inheritors of God’s promises. There is also a
    heretical movement quickly infecting the church with its creeping influence, called
    “Chrislam” this we must stop.

    Islam adamantly rejects the deity of Jesus Christ and says Allah has no sons [Surah 72].
    The Koran declares the idea of ‘Jesus is God’ is blasphemy. (Believing that Jesus is the
    Christ is considered shirk or “filth” to Muslims.) Furthermore, Islam denies the death of
    Jesus Christ on the cross (4:157-158).
    Islam denies the paternity, deity, crucifixion, death, & resurrection of Jesus Christ and
    makes him to be a barbarian warlord who will return to kill us.
    In two places in the koran, Mohammad openly admitted he (Mohammad) could do no
    miracles to show any sort of divinity or divine calling (Surah 17:90-95; 3:183, also see: 29:
    50-51) Islam’s name for Jesus is Isa.
    The ‘Jesus’ or Isa in the Koran is not the same Jesus as in the Bible. Islam views Isa as just
    a normal human prophet who was appointed by Allah to prepare mankind for the coming
    of Mohammad.

    Heretical pastor Rick Warren, founder, of Saddleback Community Church in Orange
    County California addressed the convention of the Islamic Society of North America.
    Warren stated that Muslims and Christians must work together to combat stereotypes,
    promote peace and freedom, and solve global problems. He said we should be: “faith-
    mates, soul-mates and now work-mates!” -- With CHRISLAM!
    Can you work or COEXIST with a “religion” whose sole purpose is to want you DEAD if
    you refuse to convert?

    If this seems to be too harsh in my approach, and that you believe: “You can catch a lot more flies
    with honey than you can with vinegar.”
    My response to this is, “What makes you think I am looking for flies? Flies swarm around things
    that are dead. Jesus called us to be salt and light, not sugar.”

    Harsh men say harsh things. Harsh men take harsh action. Harsh men inspire real men. The Bible
    is the story of harsh men taking harsh action during harsh times.
    However, the American Left is harsh. But, they are Christ-less. They are intent on destroying
    everything that strong Christian men have built. The Left advances only because the Right has
    become soft.

    The Holy Bible was not written as a “Book of Science” nor was it written by Scientists.
    They wrote about God and his Creation.
    The person who estimated the 6,000 years theory, used the history as written in the bible
    (who begat whom) to come up with that answer. No one knows how long most people
    actually lived in the very ancient times as recorded in the Bible, but Methuselah (the
    oldest lived man) was said to be over 800 years old before he died, nor do we know how
    long the average period was between the generations.

    But that still does not answer the true age of the earth.

    No one knows how long was (what is referred to as) a “Day” during the Creation period…
    was it 24 hours, 24 years, 24 thousand years, 24 million years, or many Eons? (Why 24?
    It could be any number! A “day” back then was not necessarily 24 hours in length!) Like I
    said, the Bible was not written as a Science Text Book nor by Scientists. “Day” was just the
    word they used for the passage of time and the work that was done during that time.

    However, the “Big Bang” Theory and the early passages of Genesis fit very well together
    as a place to start in your search for the answer.

    Of course, you can see past 6,000 light years in Space, no matter how old the Earth
    actuallyis, it is because Space is older than the Earth! The light left those far-distant stars
    OVER 6,000 years ago, and has just now reached the Earth.

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    It is Hard to Miss the Connection Between Protestantism,
    its Self-Serving Beliefs, Practices, and Death.
  • In Protestantism’s early days, Martin Luther engineered “The Peasant’s War”. He
    encouraged Nobles to use their trained troops to wipe out German peasants who did not
    follow Luther as obediently as he wanted. Luther “violently and passionately” urged the
    German princes to smite the “murdering and robbing band of the peasants”. Over a
    hundred thousand were killed for disobeying Luther.

  • In the British Isles, Protestants killed a million Catholics, mostly in Ireland, and took their
    property and enslaved them.

  • In Protestant America, the militaristic among the Protestant Pilgrims realized: “We have
    guns, the Indians don’t!” and proceeded the Long War of exterminating the indigenous

  • For the next two and a half centuries, countless millions of Indians were virtually
    exterminated in much of the United States. Protestants, except the early Quakers and the
    Moravians, did nothing.

  • Some Protestants did piously translate Bibles into Indian languages, even as the speakers
    of those languages were being exterminated!

  • Pretending they were “doing good” by providing Bibles while not stopping the slaughters
    by other Protestants is one of the most profound manifestations of hypocrisy in history.

  • During that time, The Catholic Church and Catholic Monarchs protected Indians in the
    Catholic Americas so well that, today, 85% of the people in the Catholic-settled American
    Continents have Indian DNA.

  • The killing continues. Protestantism is too afraid of losing donors to clearly condemn both
    abortion AND the abortion-inducing birth control that kills billions of tiny, unborn babies
    throughout the world.

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    There are those who falsely quote:
    “If there were no religion there would not be any war”
    That is a favorite fictional claim made by atheists, and many God-fearing people have picked it up
    as if it were really true!
    Many atheists claim that religion is the cause of most wars. However, the history of human warfare
    shows that less than 7% of all wars have had religious causes.
    But the unanswerable question is: How many people would have been killed if there was NO
    “If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” -- Benjamin Franklin

    But did you know?
    Currently, there are about five Islamic terrorist attacks a day. Some big, some small.
    But it adds up to a constant war being waged by Moslems against all non-Moslems everywhere in the
    world simultaneously.
    Islam has killed more people in this decade, per year, than the ENTIRE 350-year history of the
    Moslems are CURRENTLY responsible for the deaths of more Moslems, each year, than all the
    rest of the deaths of Moslems that are killed by all other peoples.
    During the 350 years of the Inquisition, only around 3,500 people were killed though many were
    “executed” in absentia, usually by the state for treasonous activities. Every day, the divisions caused
    by 45,000 Protestant denominations keep the Catholic Church from stopping the killing of 3,500
    babies by abortionists EVERY DAY.

    Could it be that it is the MIS-USE of religion that is at fault?
    The difference is:
    Christians are horrible people when they act CONTRARY to Jesus’s Teachings.
    Moslems are horrible people when they FOLLOW Muhammad’s Teachings.

    The ISIS and Hamas, and all of the rest of the Islamic Terrorist organizations are following
    Mohammad’s teachings and the Koran to the letter.

    Most would agree that the definition of a good Christian is following the teachings and example of
    Jesus Christ, just as the definition of a good Muslim is following the teachings and example of
    The canard that Islamic apologists put forth is to compare a “Bad Christian” (Violent) with a “Bad
    Muslim” (Peaceful), “Bad” meaning they do not adhere to the teachings of their religion.

    “When people in other bona fide religions follow their doctrines they become better people —
    Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Jews. When Muslims follow their doctrine, they become
    Jihadists.” -- Clare Lopez

    Atheists and secular humanists consistently make the claim that religion is the #1 cause of violence
    and war throughout the history of mankind. One of atheism’s key cheerleaders, Sam Harris, says in
    his book:
    The End of Faith that faith and religion are “the most prolific source of violence in our history”.
    While there’s no denying that campaigns such as the Crusades and the Thirty Years’ War
    foundationally rested on religious ideology, it is simply incorrect to assert that religion has been the
    primary cause of war. Moreover, although there’s also no disagreement that radical Islam was the
    spirit behind 9/11, it is a fallacy to say that all faiths contribute equally, where religiously-motivated
    violence and warfare are concerned.

    In their “Encyclopedia of Wars”, authors Charles
    Phillips and Alan Axelrod attempt a comprehensive
    listing of wars in history.
    They document 1763 wars overall, of which 123 (7%) have been classified to involve a religious
    conflict. William T. Cavanaugh in his Myth of Religious Violence (2009) argues that what is termed
    “religious wars” is a largely “Western dichotomy”, arguing that all wars that are classed as “religious”
    have secular economic or political) ramifications. Similar opinions were expressed as early as the
    1760s, during the Seven Years’ War, widely recognized to be “religious” in motivation, noting that
    the warring factions were not necessarily split along confessional lines as much as along secular

    That means that all faiths combined – minus Islam – have caused less than 4% of all of humanity’s
    wars and violent conflicts. Further, they played no motivating role in the major wars that have
    resulted in the most loss of life.
    The truth is, non-religious motivations and naturalistic philosophies bear the blame for nearly all of
    humankind’s wars. Lives lost during religious conflict pales in comparison to those experienced
    during the regimes who wanted nothing to do with the idea of God – something showcased in R. J.
    Rummel’s work “Lethal Politics and Death by Government”

    Not even George Orwell could have come up with anything that tops this scenario:
    Leftism is now officially a “religion” and that its proponents desire a “blasphemy statute” to ban any
    serious discussion of left-wing doctrines and their consequences as “hate speech”.

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    On the Night of Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest
    The reasons Jesus said for the Disciple to put away his sword are that Jesus knew that he must
    complete his Holy Mission, to be arrested without resistance, to be tried and crucified without
    resistance, then Rise from the Dead.
    Had the Apostles resisted Jesus’ arrest, they may not have survived the attempt or would have been
    arrested themselves.
    What would have happened to Jesus’ Mission, if Peter had been killed or if some of the other of
    Jesus’s Disciples had been killed right then and perhaps Jesus would have been killed there too?
    Remember: Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crows,
    thou shalt deny me thrice. That would not have happened if Simon Peter was dead or taken away
    after being arrested!
    Do you think that Jesus did not know what was happening or would happen?

    Judas gave Jesus a kiss, as a pre-arranged sign to those that had accompanied Judas as to who Jesus
    was. Having been identified, the officers arrested Jesus, although one of Jesus’ disciples thought to
    stop them with a sword, but cut off the ear of one of the arresting officers. The Gospel of John
    specifies that it had been Simon Peter who had cut off the ear of Malchus, the servant of Caiaphas,
    the high priest. Luke adds that Jesus healed the wound. John, Matthew, and Luke state that Jesus
    criticized the violent act, insisting that they do not resist Jesus’ arrest. In Matthew, Jesus made the
    well-known statement “all who live by the sword, shall die by the sword”.

    If Jesus was completely against violence of any type or resisting violence of all kinds, why was Jesus
    even allowing at least two of His Disciples to be each carrying swords at that most crucial point in
    Luke 22:38 But they said: Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.

    Luke 22:34:36
    34 And he said: I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, till thou thrice deniest that
    thou knowest me. And he said to them: 35 When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes,
    did you want anything?
    36 But they said: Nothing. Then said he unto them: But now he that hath a purse, let him take it,
    and likewise a scrip; and he that hath not, let him sell his coat, and buy a sword.

    “Let him sell his coat.” The meaning is, let him procure a sword at any expense, even if he is
    obliged to sell his clothes for it intimating that the danger would be very great and pressing.

    They were going into the midst of dangers. The country was infested with robbers and wild beasts.
    It was customary to go armed. He tells them of those dangers - of the necessity of being prepared in
    the usual way to meet them. This, then, is not to be considered as a specific, positive “command” to
    procure a sword, but an intimation that great dangers were before them; that their manner of life
    would be changed, and that they would need the provisions appropriate to that kind of life. The
    common preparation for that manner of life consisted in money, provisions, and arms; and he
    foretells them of that manner of life by giving them directions commonly understood to be
    appropriate to it. It amounts, then, to a prediction that they would soon leave the places which they
    had been accustomed to, and go into scenes of poverty, want, and danger, where they would feel
    the necessity of money, provisions, and the means of defense.
    All, therefore, that the passage justifies is:

  • 1. That it is proper for people to provide beforehand for their wants, and for ministers and
    missionaries as well as any others.

  • 2. That self-defense is lawful.

  • 3. Jesus said to “Turn the other cheek”, but Jesus never said that you were not to resist if your LIFE
    or property was in danger.

  • 4. Owning and using a weapon when needed in defense oneself and others is lawful.

  • 5. Men encompassed with danger may lawfully defend their lives.

  • 6. It does not prove that it is lawful to make “offensive” war on a nation or an individual… that
    would be what Jesus meant by “Living by the Sword”.

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--- The heretical error called ‘Sola Scriptura’.
--- Even in Saint Paul’s day,
there were those who taught a heretical Gospel.
--- There are those who falsely quote:
“If there were no religion there would not be any war”?