God Hates the Catholic Church!
By David J. Stewart
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate." -Proverb 8:13
Would to God that every preacher in America would proclaim this truth. God hates the Catholic Church! Why does God hate the Catholic Church? It's because God hates evil, and the Catholic Church is evil. The Catholic Church is NO church at all, but is a heathen organization. Instead of obeying the commandments of God, the Catholic Church teaches the TRADITIONS of men. Billions of people have been led into Hellfire by the Roman Catholic Church. Oh the misery of false religion! Ironically, the Catholic Church professes to believe the Bible, which makes it easy to EXPOSE them, because most of their traditions are CONTRADICTORY to the plainest doctrines of God's Word. I plead with you as a loving friend to forsake the idolatrous Catholic Church, and obey the Bible instead.
God's Word verses Catholicism's Traditions
Catholics are quick to defend themselves, pointing out that there were good traditions in the Bible; however, Roman Catholics have perverted the meaning of "traditions." 2nd Thessalonians 2:15 states... "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle." The word "traditions" in 2nd Thessalonians 2:15 is the Greek paradosis, which means, "a giving over which is done by word of mouth or in writing, i.e. tradition by instruction, narrative, precept, etc." Carefully notice that the word "traditions" here does not mean "to fabricate your own doctrines," as the Catholic Church has been doing for centuries. At the time Paul wrote the Epistle of 2nd Thessalonians, the Bible had not been completed yet. The Bible was completed in 96 A.D. with the Book of Revelation. The traditions which Paul spoke of were clearly referring to the Word of God, as evidenced by Paul's mention of his "epistle" letter.
Catholics conveniently fail to quote the numerous Scriptures in the Bible condemning men's traditions. Colossians 2:8 warns... "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." Herein lies the key to determining whether a TRADITION is of God or of men, in the phrase--AFTER CHRIST. Do the traditions of the Catholic Church follow after Christ? Are they based upon the Word of God? In John 1:1 Jesus is called the "Word." Revelation 19:13 tells us that Jesus' name is The Word of God. If men's traditions fail to follow after the Word of God, then they certainly do not follow after Christ, who is the Living Word. The truth is that the "traditions" which the Apostle Paul spoke of are THE WORD OF GOD. There are NO traditions today which God expects us to obey, apart from the Word of God. This truth is evidenced by Hebrews 1:1-2... "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds." God speaks to us today exclusively through the Word of God, which is the mind of Christ.
The major difference between Bible-believing Christians and Catholics, is that Catholics believe whatever the priests tell them; but genuine, born-gain, Bible-believing Christians SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES (John 5:39).
We read in Mark 7:6-9, and verse 13, "...This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men... And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.... Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." How much clearer could it be that men's traditions are contrary to God's Word.
The sad truth is that the traditions of Roman Catholicism horribly attempt to distort and pervert the Word of God. One prime example is the Immaculate Deception of Mary. It is blasphemy for the Catholic Church to teach that Mary was born without a sin-nature, and that she never sinned even once in her lifetime, and was bodily assumed into Heaven because her perfection meant she didn't have to die. Do any of these Catholic doctrines agree with the Bible? No!!! Romans 3:23 clearly states that all mankind has sinned. Romans 6:23 tells us for the wages of sin is death. The ONLY sinless Person was Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15). Mary was a dirty, rotten, sinner--just like you and me. Yet, Catholicism idolizes Mary to the extreme of making her sinless, perfect, and deity. To teach that Mary was morally perfect in every way makes her as holy as Almighty God. Catholics are in utter DENIAL, claiming that they don't worship Mary, while bowing on the faces in sublime adoration, devoutly reciting the Rosary to her, and recognizing her as the Queen of Heaven. In fact, according to the Roman Catholic TRADITION of Our Lady of Fatima, Mary gives eternal life to all those who come to her by reciting the Rosary. BLASPHEMY!!! Are you really gullible enough to believe that Catholics don't worship Mary? God hates the Catholic religion for what it is--damnable heresy!
Family Photos verses Worshipping the Dead
I've heard numerous Catholics repeat the foolishness taught by their priests, that bowing to Mary is no different than adoring photos of one's family. That is absurd! The key difference is that Catholics expect to be blessed by their actions, i.e., by adoring images and statues. Catholics bow to statues of Mary, and other saints, hoping to impress God and receive special blessings. This is DRASTICALLY different than a mother who adores a photo of her children. The fact is that the Vatican is extremely deceitful, and has even gone to lengths to corrupt the Word of God, by removing the Second Commandment, which forbids BOWING to images and idols. What liars! I tell you with confidence that God hates the Catholic Church with a passion!
Exodus 20:4,5 strictly forbids even bowing to a "graven image." The phrase "graven image" actually comes from only one Hebrew word, pecel, which means "idol, image." Hence, it is a sin to bow in worship to any statue, picture, painting, idol, or image (even an image of Jesus Christ). In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized Sister Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), introducing her Image of Divine Mercy to the world (a portrait of an alleged appearance of Jesus to sister Faustina). According to the Pope, the world would receive mercy from God by expressing devotion to the image. To no surprise, the image also contains a New World Order pyramid in the form of a rainbow.
But what does the Bible teach? Can the world obtain mercy from God by expressing devotion to an IMAGE? No! The Word of God plainly states in 2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9... "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power." You can express as much devotion as you want to The Image of Divine Mercy, and go straight to Hellfire without Christ if you die in your sins. You'd better get saved! The Pope is a liar. I'll say it again, the Pope is a liar! Romans 3:4 states... "Let God be true, but every man a liar..." Anyone who talks garbage like the Pope, elevating the traditions of sinful men over the inspired eternal Words of God, is a LIAR.
God Loves Catholic People, and So Do I
Please don't misunderstand the message I am putting forth in this article. God absolutely hates false religion--whether it be the falsehood of Catholicism, the lies of the Jehovah's Witnesses, the blasphemy of the Mormons, or the damnable doctrines of Islam--but God loves all humanity (John 3:16). Jesus died for ALL men (2nd Corinthians 5:14; 1st John 2:2). John 3:16 says, "For God so loved THE WORLD..." That means you, me, and all humanity. God loves people, whoever they may be. I don't hate anyone. I hate the way some people are; but I don't hate anyone. I view everyone as someone whom Jesus Christ was willing to die for. That makes everyone special and unique to the Lord. I love Catholic people, which is why I write articles like this. I've never made a penny from this website. I do this for the Lord, because Psalm 94:16, Psalm 97:10, and Ephesians 5:11 instruct Christians to HATE evil, STAND UP against the evildoers, and REFUTE Satan's works of darkness. There is NO Satanic work as dark and hideous as Roman Catholicism! I say this as your friend, because I DON'T want you to burn in Hellfire one day.
I realize that many folks reading this article are going to suggest that I tone down my approach, refrain from making such harsh statements, and use a little more tact if I want to reach people for Christ; however, I make no apologies for upholding the Scriptures. One of the biggest deceptions of our time is that Christians must compromise and refrain from harsh preaching if we are to win the lost to Christ. Nothing could be further from the truth. To the same extent that America's churches have dipped their sails in compromise to reach the lost for Christ, to that same extent apostasy and counterfeit Christianity has infected our nation. If the message of God's Word needs to be diminished in order to reach the lost for Christ, then something is VERY WRONG. The great evangelist and man of God, Billy Sunday, didn't trim his sermons against whiskey in order to win more drunks to Christ. No, rather, Billy Sunday let err rip, and was hated nationwide by the booze industry, who made numerous threats on his life. Would to God that America's preachers would come out of the closet, and become men of God once more. The only reason why the homos have come out of their closet is because America's preachers are hiding in their own closet.
I did not write this article to be unkind, although tough-love oftentimes may seem unkind. Just because the masses of this world are buying into the New Age lie that there are many "paths" to the light, doesn't mean that everyone has to adhere to such demonic thinking. The Bible states exclusively, unequivocally, unalterably, and uncompromisingly that Jesus Christ is absolutely the ONLY way to Heaven... "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). Acts 4:10-12 state... "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." It's Jesus or Hellfire. God wants everyone to repent and be saved... "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
A friend tells you the truth. You may disagree with me, but I love you enough to tell you the truth.
How to Go to Heaven the Bible Way!
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." -Matthew 7:13,14
The Bible clearly states that the ONLY way to Heaven is by obeying the Gospel, i.e., the good news of Jesus Christ crucified. All mankind are sinners, guilty, under the condemnation of God's Law (Romans 3:19). God DIDN'T give us the Ten Commandments to keep, in an attempt to MERIT eternal life. Rather, God gave us the Law as a measuring stick, to show us our exceeding sinfulness, and point us to the precious Savior, Jesus Christ, who shed His blood for our sins, and applied that LITERAL blood to the mercy seat in Heaven (Hebrews 9:12). Galatians 3:24 states, "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." You are a woeful sinner, and Jesus is the Savior. It's that simple. Won't you believe on Jesus Christ now as your Savior, and trust His blood to wash away your sins forever? 1st Peter 1:18,19 states, "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." 1st John 1:7 declares, "...the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
A Catholic man recently assured me that he believes the Bible. He said he believes that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again 3-days later. He said he believed that Jesus' blood washes our sins away. Boy, he sure sounds like a Christians doesn't he? Nope! He's also trusting in his good works to merit him salvation. He's relying on his baptism into the Catholic Church, his daily reciting of the Rosary, and his keeping of the holy Eucharist to get him into Heaven. He is attempting to break into Heaven, as a thief. The Bible is adamantly clear that a person CANNOT get to Heaven by their own works (Romans 4:5; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5). ADDING works to faith is self-righteousness. Listen to what Romans 10:3,4 has to say about those who ADD works to faith... "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Do you understand that? The purpose of the Law is to show us our sinfulness, i.e., our NEED for a Savior. The ONLY way to Heaven is by FAITH ALONE in Jesus Christ.
James 2:17-26 is Misunderstood by Most Catholics
Nearly every Catholic I meet sincerely, but ignorantly, runs to James' words... "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works" (James 2:18). Carefully notice that James said, "I will SHEW THEE my faith," not God. 1st Samuel 16:7 tells us that man can only look on the outward appearance, but God looks upon the heart. Thus, with men we can only be justified by WORKS, because they cannot see our heart; however, with God we are justified by FAITH alone. James 2:21 reads, "Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?" Carefully notice that Abraham offered up Isaac in Genesis chapter twenty-two! However, Genesis 15:6 records Abraham's salvation... "And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness" (see Romans 4:3-5). Hence, Paul speaks of the ROOT of Abraham's faith in Romans 4:3-5; but James speaks of the FRUIT of Abraham's faith in James 2:18. Abraham didn't need to offer up Isaac (a work) to be saved. Abraham was saved by faith alone in Genesis 15:6. It was Abraham's faith that caused him to offer up Isaac, which justified him in the eyes of men. Salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8,9).
God hates the Catholic Church! Isaiah 42:8 states... "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." God says He will NOT share glory and praise due only to Him. Yet, who gets the praise in every Rosary recital? Who gets the praise when Catholics are bowing to statues of Mary? Who gets the praise from all the pictures and statues of Mary in Catholic's homes, and on their desks at work? Everywhere we turn we see Mary, Mary, Mary; while Jesus is forgotten. Catholics say they love Jesus, but their actions deny their words... "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" (Matthew 15:8). I ask you if you're a Catholic... Does the Catholic Church teach for doctrines the commandments of men? Yes, they irrefutably do! Jesus said that Catholics worship God IN VAIN. God hates false worship, false prophets, and false religion.
Psalm 119:104, "Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way." The problem is that most people would rather trust the words of men, than SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES themselves as Jesus commanded in John 5:39. When's the last time your priest, or the Pope, encouraged you to "search the Scriptures"? Never? They don't want you to learn the truth! Priests only quote certain portions of Scripture to support THEIR doctrines, but those same buzzards avoid the majority of Scriptures, which condemn their manmade traditions.
I love you enough to tell you the truth of God's Word. Salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ (John 14:6), because of the precious blood that He shed for our sins (1st Peter 1:18,19). It is an abomination to God when anyone teaches that men can be justified by works. Romans 3:20, "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." Proverb 6:17 tells us that God HATES a lying tongue. Proverb 6:19 tells us that God HATES a false witness that speaketh lies. The Catholic Church sinfully requires people to perform a host of religious acts to be saved, including: good works, baptism, holy Eucharist, reciting the Rosary, confession, last rites, confirmation, et cetera. Romans 4:5 testifies against all of that, simply stating...
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." -Romans 4:5
Ye Must Be Born Again!