Catholic Priest John Corapi
By David J. Stewart
Matthew 23:9, “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”
Heretic Priest John Corapi
One of the most popular Catholic priests in America is John Anthony Corapi (born 1947). John Corapi (known as “Father Corapi” by Catholics) makes the following heretical statements:
Show me in the Bible where it says, 'Only The Bible' (sola scriptura).
Catholic teaching is Divine revelation not 'sola scriptura'. (Bible only)
Look to the teachings of the Pope and the Magisterium for the truth.
What do you think the Rosary is? It is the Gospel.
Believe everything the Holy Church has presented for our belief. That is faith.
I cannot call John Corapi “Father,” for Matthew 23:9 strictly forbids doing so; for only God in Heaven is our spiritual Father. To answer Mr. Corapi's first question: Romans 3:4 states, “...let God be true, but every man a liar...”
Jesus condemned the traditions of men in Mark 7:9, “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” Jesus plainly told us in John 5:39 to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! Never are we told to go to a church nor priest to get our doctrine. Mr. Corapi is teaching doctrines of devils.
Catholic teaching is not divine, and neither are the writings of any man, woman, nor group. Only God's Words are divine! Corapi tells people to look to the teachings of the Pope and the Magisterium (i.e., the teaching of the office of the Catholic Church; the Vatican).
Mr. Corapi errantly states that believing everything the Catholic Church presents is faith. No, that is religion! Catholics have churchianity without Christianity. Jesus would say to John Corapi today the same exact thing He said to the doctrinally corrupt Sadducees...
Matthew 22:29, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
Catholic Priest, John Corapi shares in his conversion testimony (231,000 YouTube views) how that he was a homeless, suicidal, drug-addict in Los Angeles in 1984; but he came to have his sins absolved by a Catholic priest. Corapi claims that he went to Catholic confession in his dire condition and knelt down before the priest saying: “Bless me Father for I have sinned.” Corapi states in his testimony: “From his mouth I heard these words... 'I absolve you of your sins'”
This is John Corapi's profession of Catholic faith; but it is not the Biblical way of salvation. John Corapi is as lost in his sins as the Devil himself. I say this not to be unkind; but to warn all who are reading this that the Catholic way of conversion is a false way of damnation. Religious conversion is not God's salvation.
The Bible teaches a very different way of salvation...
John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”
There is no mention in the Word of God about having one's sins absolved by a Catholic priest. You're as likely to get your sins forgiven in a Catholic confessional booth as your are in a phone booth. John Corapi is still in his sins, because he foolishly thinks that another priest forgave his sins in 1984. That is simply impossible. No man can forgive another man of his sins against God in Heaven. Sin is the violating of God's Laws (Romans 3:19). Jesus came into the world to pay for men's sins and to redeem us back to God through His blood sacrifice. Collossians 1:13-14, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, EVEN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.”
The Rosary is NOT the Gospel as Corapi Teaches
John Corapi has the errant view that the Catholic Rosary is the gospel...SOURCE: http://www.thecatholictreasurechest.com/corapi.htm
“What do you think the Rosary is? It is the Gospel.”
Rosary is a heathen religious chant,
which Jesus condemned as “vain repetitions” in Matthew 6:7. According the
the Vatican's tradition (bogus hoax) of
Our Lady of Fatima, anyone who
comes to Mary by reciting the Rosary will never perish. Ladies and
gentleman, that is a false gospel, damnable heresy, and the words of Satan
himself. Catholics chant “Hail Mary” 53-times in every Rosary, and in an
extended Rosary MUCH more than that. Jesus is not mentioned. Catholics are
so blinded by their false religion.
The Bible Calls Idols “gods”
They gather around their statue of Our Lady of Fatima in their living room, with family and friends, to worship their god in the form of a statue. The Bible calls statues and idols, gods, in genesis 31:32...
Genesis 31:32, “With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.”
Jacob's uncle (Rachel and Leah's father) was Laban. Laban was an unsaved heathen who worshipped idols, which the Bible calls gods in Genesis 31:32. When Jacob departed from Laban after 20-years of servitude, Rachel stole Laban's idols. The Bible calls these idols “gods,” for they were Laban's gods. That is very interesting. Catholics worship gods—statues of Mary, the Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Anthony, and many others. They worship the Image of Divine Mercy, bowing and praying in idolatry to their gods made of stone, plastic, marble, gold, and wood.
The Catholic Church is a prisonhouse of religion, worshipping a host of idol gods; just as did wicked Laban. The word idol does not appear in the Old testament Genesis 35:2, “Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments.” Here again we see a Biblical reference to idols as “gods.” The word “gods” is found 207 times in the King James Bible's Old Testament. Jacob said, Not in my house! Amen and amen!
We find the word “idols” 89 times in the Old Testament. Idols are false gods. 2nd Kings 17:12, “For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.” Oh listen to me you Catholics, you need to come to the true and living God! The idea that God can be reached through a statue of Mary is despicable idolatry.
Catholics repeatedly quote John
19:27 (“Behold thy mother!”) in a sinful attempt to exalt Mary.
Catholics claim that Jesus identified Mary as everyone's mother. However,
Jesus also said in John 19:26, “Woman, behold thy son!” So is John
everyone's son? This evidences just how ridiculous and lame Catholic
indoctrination really is. They have no Biblical basis for their
manmade heresies fabricated down
through the centuries.
It is Jesus' Blood That Washes Sins Away; NOT the Catholic Priest
The saddest thing about John Corapi's conversion testimony is when he mentions his father coming to him for salvation after 50-years. I intend no disrespect to Mr. Corapi nor his deceased father, God forbid; but if his earthly father thought he was going to Heaven because his son forgave his sins, then he is not in Heaven according to the Bible. Mr. Corapi states that he absolved his father's sins at a Confessional. It simply does not work that way friend. Only God can forgive sin, and the Bible is very clear that forgiveness is only promised on the basis of Christ's blood sacrifice; not by the whim of an earthly priest nor some sinister minister.
In the Old Testament, the tabernacle high priest killed a lamb, a lamb without spot nor blemish (picturing the sinless Lamb of God) and brought the blood of the lamb into the holy of holies. The priest then sprinkled that blood on the mercy seat to atone for the sins of the people (Leviticus 16:15). This represents Christ's blood that He applied to the mercy seat in the heavenly Holy Place (Hebrews 9:12, 22-24). Thank God, the blood has been applied! This is the basis of true salvation by which our sins are eternally forgiven.
With that in mind, it becomes so obvious just how ridiculous it is for Catholic priests to claim the power to forgive sins. It is the precious blood of Jesus Christ that washes away our sins (1st John 1:7), in response to one's faith in Christ; and not the arrogant words of some priest who says, “I absolve you of your sins.” What arrogance! Notice that the priest says “I” absolve your sins. No priest can absolve anyone's sins, not even his own. Woe unto Catholics!
What you had better say is:
“Forgive me Lord Jesus for I have sinned!”
Catholic “Father Corapi” is a Wolf is Sheep's Clothing
Father Corapi is a heretic, a phony, and a spiritual fraud. I do not enjoy saying that, but it needs to be said to warn others. The truth must be told. I have nothing against John Corapi personally. He seems like a nice man who has been through a rough past. Corapi is certainly a powerful and winsome speaker, which makes him even more dangerous spiritually. The issue is not about liking or not liking a person. I admire anyone who kicks drug-addiction and takes a higher path in life; but unfortunately, Mr. Corapi has taken a lower spiritual path which can only lead to Hell, fire, and destruction in eternity.
Proverb 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” I believe Mr. Corapi is sincere; but he is sincerely wrong and on his way to the Lake of Fire. Corapi was looking for answers to his problems and found Catholicism; but reformation my friend is not regeneration. Ye must be born-again (John 3:3-7). I haven't heard John Corapi mention being born-again in his testimony. He doesn't even mention Jesus. All he mentions is saying “Bless me Father for I have sinned” to a Catholic priest. That is NOT Biblical salvation. Romans 1:16 teaches that the POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ...
Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
You cannot show me even one Scripture where someone was saved by confessing their sins to a priest nor Apostle. Mr. Corapi has some very unbiblical beliefs that are a road to Hell. Corapi thinks that chanting the Rosary is the Gospel, and he claims salvation comes from saying “Bless me Father for I have sinned.” Well, you certainly are sinning by going to a priest to be forgiven; but no priest can bless nor forgive you. The blessing sought is forgiveness through the priest. That is 100% false religion! Only God has the power to forgive sins!!!
It is only by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ that men are declared righteous in God's eyes (Romans 4:5-6). This happens by faith alone in Christ Jesus to forgive one's sins (Ephesians 2:8-9). Only Jesus has the nail-scared hands and feet; so only in Jesus' name can anyone be forgiven (Acts 4:10-12).
May I say, Biblically, you can confess your sins to a Catholic priest until your face turns blue and your tongue falls off, but it won't help you get your sins forgiven in the least. Catholic priests are extremely arrogant and revel in their self-proclaimed power to forgive people's sins. Catholic priests love teaching the masses that they alone have such POWER. It is a form of aphrodisiac for priests.
Catholic priests relish in their claim that they alone can forgive people's sins, which is the height of arrogance, self-exaltation, and pompous stiff-necked pride. They set themselves up in the place of God; and in so doing lead Catholics to commit idolatry every time they step into the confessional booth, confessing their sins to a priest who is only a sinful man himself. Galatians 6:3, “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” Catholic priests are nothing, and they can do nothing. God has NEVER given anyone, neither His Apostles, power to forgive men's sins.
Catholic priests are the blind leading the blind, knowing not the Scriptures nor God's saving power...
Matthew 22:29, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
The Bible plainly tells us how to obtain the forgiveness of sins in Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” There you have it... WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL RECEIVE REMISSION OF SINS! That is the only way to have one's sins forgiven.
Woe Unto America!