Addressing FALSE Claims Of The Catholic Church
Rebuttals To Many Common Yet False Claims Of The Roman Catholic Religion
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” – Isaiah 5:20
Dear Catholic reader: Please view this information as an eye-opening experience regarding false Catholic dogma and not as a personal attack. Please don’t get mad at the author of this article who is here to help you find spiritual truth. And don’t make the mistake that so many sinners in Hell have made, which is that you already possess the truth on these issues.
This list was compiled by a former Roman Catholic after spending hundreds of hours online with Catholic Church defenders, who refused to believe that their Church could be misleading them or deceiving them. In order to keep this list a manageable size, I am not going to provide detailed scriptural backing for the rebuttals listed below. However, that information is available all over the Internet for those who care about truth. Also, you will have a hard time finding fault with my rebuttals, in Scripture. You are welcome to share your thoughts on this article with its author (RM Kane), by contacting him here via E-MAIL.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #1: Peter was the first pope – No. Actually Peter was never a pope. Catholic popes didn’t exist yet. Only regional bishops, including the bishop of Rome.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #2: Mary was a perpetual virgin – No. Actually Mary had children with Joseph.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #3: Mary was born without sin – No. Only Jesus was born without sin.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #4: Mary is the ark of the new covenant. – No. Jesus is the ark of the new covenant. By His life on earth He fulfilled the Law of God perfectly.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #5: Mary was assumed bodily into heaven. – No. Mary’s body ended up in a grave like everyone else.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #6: The Catholic Church is the one true Church. – No. The one true Church is a spiritual entity consisting of all those people world-wide who are trusting their salvation to the merits of Jesus alone.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #7: There were no other Christians except Catholics and Orthodox until the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s. – No. there was always a true remnant Church starting with the local churches of the New Testament.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #8: Luther was an evil rebellious heretic. – No. Luther was honoring God and doing the will of God by exposing corruption and false teachings in the Catholic Church. That’s why the corrupt Catholic leadership hated him so much and why they slandered his name continually for hundreds of years.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #9: Purgatory is a real place Catholics go to after death. – No. Purgatory was invented by the Catholic Church, mainly to rob Catholics of money for paid prayers and masses for the dead.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #10: Joseph was celibate his entire life. – No. Joseph fathered several children with Mary.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #11: Catholics popes are infallible in matters of faith and morals. – No. Catholic popes don’t even preach the truth about salvation by the grace of God alone.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #12: It is OK to call popes “holy father”. – No. It is a sin to call anyone but God, holy father. Holy father is a TITLE of RANK and AUTHORITY that belongs to GOD ALONE.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #13: Catholic priests have power from God to forgive sins. No. Only God can forgive sins. The Catholic Church has seriously mis-applied John 20:23 to all their priests, when it was was only directed to the apostles.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #14: The office of “priest” for offering the sacrifice of the mass is legitimate. – No. the sacrificial priesthood was abolished at the cross with the death of Christ, the Lamb of God.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #15: The Eucharist is the literal body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. – No. Jesus is ruling and reigning from heaven through the Holy Spirit on earth. He doesn’t clone Himself into billions of wafers at every Catholic mass world-wide.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #16: The sacrifice of the mass with its re-presenting of Christ in the Eucharist is the proper form of communion. – No. A biblical communion ceremony is meant to be a memorial service honoring Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, not a bizarre literal – yet invisible – repeat performance of Christ’s death Calvary.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #17: To eat a Eucharist is to “receive Christ”. – No. Jesus Christ is received at the point of salvation, the point of being “born again” (regenerated) by the Holy Spirit.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #18: A Catholic is born-again and receives the Holy Spirit at their water baptism ceremony. – No. No one is born-again by an action of a Catholic priest. Sinners are only born-again by a supernatural act of God when they hear the Gospel preached (including the law of God showing them they are law-breakers). Then, in God’s time, they are convicted of their sin by the Holy Spirit and then are converted by the Holy Spirit.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #19: The Catholic Church gave the world the Bible. – No. The Bible was given by GOD, through Moses, the prophets and the apostles. The early Church had access to those writings LONG BEFORE the Catholic Church ever published any bibles.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #20: The Catholic Church was started by Jesus Christ in 33AD. – No. The Catholic Church evolved and grew out of a blending of many ancient pagan religions with some elements of Christianity. This process was almost complete in the 4th century after Roman emperors Constantine and Theodosius eased up on persecution of Christians. However, Catholicism continued to evolve as noted HERE
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #21: It is good to pray to Mary and to Catholic saints who have died. – No. To pray to anyone OTHER THAN Jesus requires elevating those people to gods and goddesses, as only such deities are able to hear and act upon prayers. So praying to non-deities is the sin of idolatry.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #22: Our salvation depends not only on Jesus but on our ability and willingness to do good works. – No. We have such a tremendous sin debt that no amount of good works could remove a single sin. We owe God a debt that could only be paid by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. His death was of such value, that it could pay our sin debt IN FULL. When the Holy Spirit regenerates a sinner, they become a new creature in Christ, a person who WANTS to do good deeds out of love of Christ, not to attempt to pay a monumental sin debt. It is a huge insult to God to try to pay for something that Jesus already paid in full. God the Father is fully satisfied (well pleased) with what His Son Jesus accomplished at Calvary to pay the sin debt of all sinners who will come to believe in the Jesus of the Bible who saves sinners by His merits alone. Any good works that a person does to attempt to contribute towards their salvation are looked at by God as filthy rags. And any such attempts by sinners are in fact declaring that what Jesus did on the cross wasn’t good enough to pay their sin debt so they need to help pay it too. There is no greater insult to the propitiatory atonement of Christ than that. — RM Kane
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” – John 8:12
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