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LIST OF HERESIES And HUMAN TRADITIONS ADOPTED by the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE COURSE OF 1600 YEARS

(Compiled by Rev. Stephen L. Testa).

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Jesus In John 8:32

Notice:-These dates are in many cases approximate. Many of these heresies had been current in the Church years before, but only when they were officially adopted by a Church council and proclaimed by the pope as dogma of faith, did they become binding on Catholics.

And doctrine to be true must conform to the Word of God. "To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." (Isaiah 8:20)

At the Reformation in the 16th Century these heresies were repudiated as having no part in the Religion of Jesus as taught in the New Testament.

A.D.

1. OF ALL THE HUMAN TRADITIONS taught and practiced by the Roman Catholic Church, which are contrary to the Bible, the most ancient are the prayers for the dead and the sign of the Cross. Both began 300 years after Christ....310

2. Wax Candles introduced in church about....320

3. Veneration of angels and dead saints about....375

4. The Mass, as a daily celebration, adopted....394

5. The worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the use of the term, "Mother of God", as applied to her, originated in
the Council of Ephesus in....431

6. Priests began to dress differently from the laity in....500

7. The doctrine of Purgatory was first established by Gregory the Great about the year....593

8. The Latin language, as the language of prayer and worship in churches, was also imposed by Pope Gregory I, 600 years after Christ....600
The Word of God forbids praying and teaching in an unknown tongue. (I Cor. 14:9).

9. The Bible teaches that we pray to God alone. In the primitive church never were prayers directed to Mary, or to dead saints. This practice began in the Roman Church about....600

(Matt. 11:28; Luke 1:46; Acts 10:25-26; 14:14-18)

10. The Papacy is of pagan origin. The title of pope or universal bishop, was first given to the bishop of Rome by the wicked emperor Phocas, in the year ....610

This he did to spite Bishop Ciriacus of Constantinople, who had justly excommunicated him for his having caused the assassination of his predecessor emperor Mauritius. Gregory 1, then bishop of Rome, refused the title, but his successor, Boniface 111, first assumed title "pope. "

Jesus did not appoint Peter to the headship of the apostles and forbade any such notion. (Lk. 22:24-26; Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1: 18; 1 Cor. 3:11).

Note:-Nor is there any mention in Scripture, nor in history, that Peter ever was in Rome, much less that he was pope there for 25 years; Clement, 3rd bishop of Rome, remarks that there is no real 1st century evidence that Peter ever was in Rome.


11. The kissing of the Pope's feet began in....709

It had been a pagan custom to kiss the feet of emperors. The Word of God forbids such practices. (Read Acts 10:25-26; Rev. 19:10; 22:9).


12. The Temporal power of the Popes began....750

When Pepin, the usurper of the throne of France, descended into Italy, called by Pope Stephen 11, to war against the Italian Lombards, he defeated them and gave the city of Rome and surrounding territory to the pope. Jesus expressly forbade such a thing, and He himself refused worldly kingship. (Read Matt. 4:8-9; 20:25-26; John 18:38).


13. Worship of the cross, of Images and relics was authorized in....788

This was by order of Dowager Empress Irene of Constantinople, who first caused to pluck the eyes of her own son, Constantine VI, and then called a church council at the request of Hadrian 1, pope of Rome at that time.
Such practice is called simply IDOLATRY in the Bible, and is severely condemned. (Read Ex. 20:4; 3:17; Dent. 27: 15; Psalm 1 15).


14. Holy Water, mixed with a pinch of salt and blessed by the priest, was authorized in....850

15. The veneration of St. Joseph began in....890


16. The baptism of bells was instituted by Pope John XIV, in the year.......965

17. Canonization of dead saints, first by Pope John XV in....995

Every believer and follower of Christ is called saint in the Bible. (Read Rom. 1:7; I Cor. 1:2).


18. Fasting on Fridays and during Lent were imposed in the year....998
Imposed by popes said to be interested in the commerce of fish. (Bull, or permit to eat meat), some authorities say, began in the year 700.

This is against the plain teaching of the Bible. (Read Matt. 15:10; I Cor. 10:25; I Tim. 4:1-3).


19. The Mass was developed gradually as a sacrifice; attendance made obligatory in the 11th century.

The Bible teaches that the sacrifice of Christ was offered once and for all, and is not to be repeated, but only commemorated in the Lord's Supper. (Read Heb. 7:27; 9:26- 28; 10:10-14).

 
20. The celibacy of the priesthood was decreed by Pope Hildebrand, Boniface VII, in the year....1079

Jesus imposed no such rule, nor did any of the apostles. On the contrary, St. Peter was a married man, and St. Paul says that bishops were to have wife and children. (Read I Tim. 3:2,5, and 12; Matt. 8:14-15).

 
21. The Rosary, or prayer beads was introduced by Peter the Hermit, in the year 1090. Copied from Hindus and Mohammedan....1090

The counting of prayers is a pagan practice and is expressly condemned by Christ. (Matt. 6:5-13).

 
22. The Inquisition of heretics was instituted by the Council of Verona in the year 1184.

Jesus never taught the use of force to spread His religion....1184

 
23. The sale of Indulgences, commonly regarded as a purchase of forgiveness and a permit to indulge in sin, began in the year....1190

Christianity, as taught in the Bible, condemns such a traffic, and it was the protest against this traffic that brought on the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.

 
24. The dogma of Transubstantiation was decreed by Pope Innocent III, in the year....1215

By this doctrine the priest pretends to perform a daily miracle by changing a wafer into the body of Christ, and then he pretends to eat Him alive in the presence of his people during Mass. The Bible condemns such absurdities; for the Lord's Supper is simply a memorial of the sacrifice of Christ. The spiritual presence of Christ is implied in the Lord's Supper. (Read Luke 22:19-20; John 6:35; 1 Cor. 11:26).

 
25. Confession of sins to the priest at least once a year was instituted by Pope Innocent III, in the Lateran Council, in the year....1215

The Bible commands us to confess our sins direct to God. (Read Psa. 51:1-10; Luke 7:48; 15:21; I John 1:8-9).

 
26. The adoration of the wafer (Host), was decreed by Pope Honorius in the year....1220

So the Roman Church worships a God made by human hands. This is plain idolatry and absolutely contrary to the spirit of the Gospel. (Read John 4:24).

 
27. The Bible forbidden to laymen and placed in the Index of forbidden books by the Council of Valencia in....1229

Jesus commanded that the Scriptures should be read by all. (John 5:39; 2 Tim. 3:15- 17).

 
28. The Scapular was invented by Simon Stock, and English monk, in the year ....1287

It is a piece of brown cloth, with the picture of the Virgin and supposed to contain supernatural virtue to protect from all dangers those who wear it on naked skin. This is fetishism.

 
29. The Roman Church forbade the cup to the laity, by instituting the communion of one kind in the Council of Constance in....1414

The Bible commands us to celebrate the Lord's Supper with unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine. (Read Matt. 26:27; 1 Cor. 11:26-29).

 
30. The doctrine of Purgatory was proclaimed as a dogma of faith by Council of Florence in....1439

There is not one word in the Bible that would teach the purgatory of priests. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sins. (Read I John 1:7-9; 2:1-2; John 5:24; Rom. 8: 1).

 
31. The doctrine of 7 Sacraments affirmed in....1439

The Bible says that Christ instituted only two ordinances, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. (Read Matt. 28:19-20; 26:26-28).

 
32. The Ave Maria, part of the last half in....1508

It was completed 50 years afterward and finally approved by Pope Sixtus V, at the end of the 16th century.

 
33. The Council of Trent, held in the year 1545, declared that Tradition is of equal authority with the Bible....1545

By tradition is meant human teachings. The Pharisees believed the same way, and Jesus bitterly condemned them, for by teaching human tradition, they nullified the commandments of God. (Read Mark 7:7-13; Col. 2:8; Rev. 22:18).

 
34. The apocryphal books were added to the Bible also by the Council of Trent in....1546

These books were not recognized as canonical by the Jewish Church. (See Rev. 22:8-9).

 
35. The Creed of Pope Plus IV was imposed as the official creed 1560 years after Christ and the apostles, in....1560

True Christians retain the Holy Scriptures as their creed. Hence their creed is 1500 years older than the creed of Roman Catholics. (Read Gal. 1:8).

 
36. The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary was proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in the year....1854

The Bible states that all men, with the sole exception of Christ, are sinners. Mary herself had need of a Savior. (Read Rom. 3:23; 5:12; Psa. 51:5; Luke 1:30,46,47).

 
37. In the year 1870 after Christ, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of Papal Infallibility....1870

This is a blasphemy and the sign of the apostasy and of the anti-christ predicted by St. Paul. (Read II Thes. 2:2-12; Rev. 17:1-9; 13:5-8,18).

Many Bible students see the number of the beast (Rev. 13:18), 666 in the Roman letters of the Pope's title: "VICARIVS FILII DEI." -V-5, I-1; C-100, I-1; V-5, I-1; L-50, I-1; I-1; D-500, I-1-Total, 666.

 
38. Pope Pius X, in the year 1907, condemned together with "Modernism", all the discoveries of modern science which are not approved by the Church....1907
Pius IX had done the same thing in the Syllabus of 1864.

 
39. In the year 1930 Pius XI, condemned the Public Schools....1930

 
40. In the year 1931 the same pope Pius XI, reaffirmed the doctrine that Mary is "the Mother of God".....1931
This doctrine was first invented by the Council of Ephesus in the year 431. This is a heresy contrary by Mary's own words. (Read Luke l:46-49; John 2:1-5).

 
41. In the year 1950 the last dogma was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary....1950

CONCLUSION

What will be the next invention? The Roman Church says it never changes; yet, it has done nothing else but invent new doctrines which are contrary to the Bible, and has practiced rites and ceremonies taken bodily from paganism. Some scholar has found that 75% of the rites and ceremonies of the Roman Church are of pagan origin.

Note:-Cardinal Newman, in his book, "The Development of the Christian Religion," admits that "Temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, holidays and season of devotions, processions, blessing of fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests and monks and nuns), images ... are all of pagan origin..." (Page 359).

HERESIES are those doctrines and practices which are contrary to the Bible. They are also called "human "&dons" or "doctrines of men". Both Peter and Paul predicted and warned that In the later times "false teachers' I would rise within the Church and bring In "damnable heresies" and "doctrines of devils". (Read II Peter 2:1-3, and I Tim. 3:2-5). Jesus rebuked the Pharisees, for they transgressed the commandments of God by keeping their traditions. "In vain," He said, "they worship me by keeping for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matt. 15:3,9).

The real heretics therefore, are the Roman Catholics and the true orthodox are the Evangelical Christians.

BRETHREN! The Word of God commands us to get out of Babylon, saying: "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." (Rev. 18:4). All true Christians will remain faithful to the religion of Christ as taught in the Bible, and heed the warning of the Apostle Paul, who said: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." (Gal. 1:8).


From:  http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Roman%20Catholicism/catholic_heresies-a_list.htm


See also the conduct of the Catholic church in the name of Christianity:  The horrible Inquisitions:

In 1232, Pope Gregory IX established the first of three Holy Inquisitions under the direction of the Dominican order. The formation of the Dominican order had been approved by the previous Pope Honorius in 1220. Under Pope Gregory IX's First Inquisition, war was declared on heretics as well as "witches".

In Italy and France all witches were burned alive while elsewhere some were garrotted at the stake - providing they confessed first. Many victims died in great despair, screaming, renouncing and blaspheming. On some occasions green logs were used so the fire burned more slowly, prolonging the agony. The suffering could be extended upto 2 hours. On other occasions, poorly-prepared ropes were burned through and the victim - half burned and crazed by pain - broke out of the fire.

One victim in France, Claude Janguillaume, was thrown back into the flames three times before his body was ultimately consumed.

Children as young as 11 were sent to the stake. And the offspring of those condemned to the flames often were flogged as they watched their parents burn. At the end of the spectacle, the presiding church officials often gorged themselves on a lavish feast - paid for out of the victim's estate.
 Torture

Although being burnt to death certainly is a form of torture, it was not long before other methods were applied.
The power of the Inquisition was established and enlarged by a series of papal bulls. [Link]

In 1245, the Pope gave Inquisitors the right to absolve their assistants of any acts of violence which they might commit in the fulfillment of their duties.

Following church traditions, Inquisitor Franciso Pena declared in 1578 that:

We must remember that the main purpose of the trial and execution is not to save the soul of the accused but to achieve the public good and put fear into others.
Link

In 1252, Pope Innocent IV sanctioned the use of torture in the extraction of confessions of heresy during the Inquisition by issuing the bull Ad extirpanda "to be exterminated". This ordered all secular rulers to arrest and execute non-Catholic Christians. (Of course, Protestantism did not yet exist at this time, only other "heresies".)

"When those adjudged guilty of heresy have been given up to the civil power by the bishop or his representative, or the Inquisition, the podesta or chief magistrate of the city shall take them at once, and shall within five days at the most, execute the laws made against them."
-- Papal bull, Ad extirpanda

Torture of suspects was authorized by Pope Innocent IV in 1252, and thus inquisition chambers were turned into places of abject horror.

...Torture was not finally removed as a legal option for church officials until 1917 when the Codex Juris Canonici was put into effect.
Link

[This bull] issued May 15, 1252, was "a terrible measure against heretics in Italy, authorizing seizure of their goods, imprisonment, torture, and, on conviction, death, all on minimal evidence."
...
Inquisitors were placed entirely above the law by Pope Innocent IV (Pope from 1243-54) in his bull of 1252, Ad extirpanda.

Every ruler and citizen must assist them on pain of excommunication. Resistance could place the whole community under interdict, (a punishment by which the "faithful" are prohibited from participation in certain sacred acts) or force payment of heavy fines. Any individual fined by the Inquisition could be held in prison until he paid, or died.
Link

Following Innocent IV's lead and expanding on it, Pope Alexander IV officially sanctioned torture in 1257.
 
Most of the torturing was performed by members of the Dominican order, whose monks were called the "black friars". To the Dominicans, the screams of their victims were like music to their ears - as it meant "one soul was drawing closer to God". Many other inquisitors and torturers were monks of the Franciscan order, who, like the Dominican monks, had taken vows of poverty. Of course, this did not stop them from getting much of the property and assets of their victims.

The pulley, either strappado or squassation, the first torture of the Inquisition:

The victim was stripped naked with his wrists tied securely behind his back. A stout rope was then fastened to his wrists and carried over a pulley fixed to the roof of the torture chamber. The executioners then drew the victim up with this rope until he was suspended about six feet from the floor. In this position, heavy iron weights, usually amounting to about 45 kg (100 lbs), were attached to his feet.  At this juncture he was asked once more to reveal the truth.

Refusal meant the infliction of a number of stripes with a whip upon his naked back. The questions were repeated. Failure to confess was the signal for the torture to start in real earnest. The executioners pulled on the rope, raising the victim almost to the ceiling. Suddenly allowing the rope to slack for several feet, they then brought this rapid descent to an abrupt termination before the weights reached the floor. The shock to the body, of this suddenly terminated fall, was sufficient to jar every bone, joint and nerve in the system. In most cases it entailed dislocation.

The process was repeated again and again until the culprit confessed or became unconscious.


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Quasar, what concerns me is that many Catholics I have talked to are not even aware of how many of these were instituted many years after "their" church began. Another thing that is happening is the Emerging Church and the Seeker Friendly Church is instituting many of these so called traditions of the Catholic Church. From there it is infiltrating many Protestant denominations.

I can see new agers going that way but how can a Baptist, Nazarene, etc. church even begin to think this is not heresy?


LIST OF HERESIES And HUMAN TRADITIONS ADOPTED by the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE COURSE OF 1600 YEARS
(Compiled by Rev. Stephen L. Testa).
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Jesus In John 8:32
Notice:-These dates are in many cases approximate. Many of these heresies had been current in the Church years before, but only when they were officially adopted by a Church council and proclaimed by the pope as dogma of faith, did they become binding on Catholics.
And doctrine to be true must conform to the Word of God. "To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." (Isaiah 8:20)
At the Reformation in the 16th Century these heresies were repudiated as having no part in the Religion of Jesus as taught in the New Testament.
A.D.

1. OF ALL THE HUMAN TRADITIONS taught and practiced by the Roman Catholic Church, which are contrary to the Bible, the most ancient are the prayers for the dead and the sign of the Cross. Both began 300 years after Christ....310

2. Wax Candles introduced in church about....320

3. Veneration of angels and dead saints about....375

4. The Mass, as a daily celebration, adopted....394

5. The worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the use of the term, "Mother of God", as applied to her, originated in
the Council of Ephesus in....431

6. Priests began to dress differently from the laity in....500

7. The doctrine of Purgatory was first established by Gregory the Great about the year....593

8. The Latin language, as the language of prayer and worship in churches, was also imposed by Pope Gregory I, 600 years after Christ....600
The Word of God forbids praying and teaching in an unknown tongue. (I Cor. 14:9).

9. The Bible teaches that we pray to God alone. In the primitive church never were prayers directed to Mary, or to dead saints. This practice began in the Roman Church about....600
(Matt. 11:28; Luke 1:46; Acts 10:25-26; 14:14-18)

10. The Papacy is of pagan origin. The title of pope or universal bishop, was first given to the bishop of Rome by the wicked emperor Phocas, in the year ....610
This he did to spite Bishop Ciriacus of Constantinople, who had justly excommunicated him for his having caused the assassination of his predecessor emperor Mauritius. Gregory 1, then bishop of Rome, refused the title, but his successor, Boniface 111, first assumed title "pope. "
Jesus did not appoint Peter to the headship of the apostles and forbade any such notion. (Lk. 22:24-26; Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1: 18; 1 Cor. 3:11).
Note:-Nor is there any mention in Scripture, nor in history, that Peter ever was in Rome, much less that he was pope there for 25 years; Clement, 3rd bishop of Rome, remarks that there is no real 1st century evidence that Peter ever was in Rome.


11. The kissing of the Pope's feet began in....709
It had been a pagan custom to kiss the feet of emperors. The Word of God forbids such practices. (Read Acts 10:25-26; Rev. 19:10; 22:9).


12. The Temporal power of the Popes began....750
When Pepin, the usurper of the throne of France, descended into Italy, called by Pope Stephen 11, to war against the Italian Lombards, he defeated them and gave the city of Rome and surrounding territory to the pope. Jesus expressly forbade such a thing, and He himself refused worldly kingship. (Read Matt. 4:8-9; 20:25-26; John 18:38).


13. Worship of the cross, of Images and relics was authorized in....788
This was by order of Dowager Empress Irene of Constantinople, who first caused to pluck the eyes of her own son, Constantine VI, and then called a church council at the request of Hadrian 1, pope of Rome at that time.
Such practice is called simply IDOLATRY in the Bible, and is severely condemned. (Read Ex. 20:4; 3:17; Dent. 27: 15; Psalm 1 15).


14. Holy Water, mixed with a pinch of salt and blessed by the priest, was authorized in....850

15. The veneration of St. Joseph began in....890


16. The baptism of bells was instituted by Pope John XIV, in the year.......965

17. Canonization of dead saints, first by Pope John XV in....995
Every believer and follower of Christ is called saint in the Bible. (Read Rom. 1:7; I Cor. 1:2).


18. Fasting on Fridays and during Lent were imposed in the year....998
Imposed by popes said to be interested in the commerce of fish. (Bull, or permit to eat meat), some authorities say, began in the year 700.
This is against the plain teaching of the Bible. (Read Matt. 15:10; I Cor. 10:25; I Tim. 4:1-3).


19. The Mass was developed gradually as a sacrifice; attendance made obligatory in the 11th century.
The Bible teaches that the sacrifice of Christ was offered once and for all, and is not to be repeated, but only commemorated in the Lord's Supper. (Read Heb. 7:27; 9:26- 28; 10:10-14).

 
20. The celibacy of the priesthood was decreed by Pope Hildebrand, Boniface VII, in the year....1079
Jesus imposed no such rule, nor did any of the apostles. On the contrary, St. Peter was a married man, and St. Paul says that bishops were to have wife and children. (Read I Tim. 3:2,5, and 12; Matt. 8:14-15).

 
21. The Rosary, or prayer beads was introduced by Peter the Hermit, in the year 1090. Copied from Hindus and Mohammedan....1090
The counting of prayers is a pagan practice and is expressly condemned by Christ. (Matt. 6:5-13).

 
22. The Inquisition of heretics was instituted by the Council of Verona in the year 1184.
Jesus never taught the use of force to spread His religion....1184

 
23. The sale of Indulgences, commonly regarded as a purchase of forgiveness and a permit to indulge in sin, began in the year....1190
Christianity, as taught in the Bible, condemns such a traffic, and it was the protest against this traffic that brought on the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.

 
24. The dogma of Transubstantiation was decreed by Pope Innocent III, in the year....1215
By this doctrine the priest pretends to perform a daily miracle by changing a wafer into the body of Christ, and then he pretends to eat Him alive in the presence of his people during Mass. The Bible condemns such absurdities; for the Lord's Supper is simply a memorial of the sacrifice of Christ. The spiritual presence of Christ is implied in the Lord's Supper. (Read Luke 22:19-20; John 6:35; 1 Cor. 11:26).

 
25. Confession of sins to the priest at least once a year was instituted by Pope Innocent III, in the Lateran Council, in the year....1215
The Bible commands us to confess our sins direct to God. (Read Psa. 51:1-10; Luke 7:48; 15:21; I John 1:8-9).

 
26. The adoration of the wafer (Host), was decreed by Pope Honorius in the year....1220
So the Roman Church worships a God made by human hands. This is plain idolatry and absolutely contrary to the spirit of the Gospel. (Read John 4:24).

 
27. The Bible forbidden to laymen and placed in the Index of forbidden books by the Council of Valencia in....1229
Jesus commanded that the Scriptures should be read by all. (John 5:39; 2 Tim. 3:15- 17).

 
28. The Scapular was invented by Simon Stock, and English monk, in the year ....1287
It is a piece of brown cloth, with the picture of the Virgin and supposed to contain supernatural virtue to protect from all dangers those who wear it on naked skin. This is fetishism.

 
29. The Roman Church forbade the cup to the laity, by instituting the communion of one kind in the Council of Constance in....1414
The Bible commands us to celebrate the Lord's Supper with unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine. (Read Matt. 26:27; 1 Cor. 11:26-29).

 
30. The doctrine of Purgatory was proclaimed as a dogma of faith by Council of Florence in....1439
There is not one word in the Bible that would teach the purgatory of priests. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sins. (Read I John 1:7-9; 2:1-2; John 5:24; Rom. 8: 1).

 
31. The doctrine of 7 Sacraments affirmed in....1439
The Bible says that Christ instituted only two ordinances, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. (Read Matt. 28:19-20; 26:26-28).

 
32. The Ave Maria, part of the last half in....1508
It was completed 50 years afterward and finally approved by Pope Sixtus V, at the end of the 16th century.

 
33. The Council of Trent, held in the year 1545, declared that Tradition is of equal authority with the Bible....1545
By tradition is meant human teachings. The Pharisees believed the same way, and Jesus bitterly condemned them, for by teaching human tradition, they nullified the commandments of God. (Read Mark 7:7-13; Col. 2:8; Rev. 22:18).

 
34. The apocryphal books were added to the Bible also by the Council of Trent in....1546
These books were not recognized as canonical by the Jewish Church. (See Rev. 22:8-9).

 
35. The Creed of Pope Plus IV was imposed as the official creed 1560 years after Christ and the apostles, in....1560
True Christians retain the Holy Scriptures as their creed. Hence their creed is 1500 years older than the creed of Roman Catholics. (Read Gal. 1:8).

 
36. The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary was proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in the year....1854
The Bible states that all men, with the sole exception of Christ, are sinners. Mary herself had need of a Savior. (Read Rom. 3:23; 5:12; Psa. 51:5; Luke 1:30,46,47).

 
37. In the year 1870 after Christ, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of Papal Infallibility....1870
This is a blasphemy and the sign of the apostasy and of the anti-christ predicted by St. Paul. (Read II Thes. 2:2-12; Rev. 17:1-9; 13:5-8,18).
Many Bible students see the number of the beast (Rev. 13:18), 666 in the Roman letters of the Pope's title: "VICARIVS FILII DEI." -V-5, I-1; C-100, I-1; V-5, I-1; L-50, I-1; I-1; D-500, I-1-Total, 666.

 
38. Pope Pius X, in the year 1907, condemned together with "Modernism", all the discoveries of modern science which are not approved by the Church....1907
Pius IX had done the same thing in the Syllabus of 1864.

 
39. In the year 1930 Pius XI, condemned the Public Schools....1930

 
40. In the year 1931 the same pope Pius XI, reaffirmed the doctrine that Mary is "the Mother of God".....1931
This doctrine was first invented by the Council of Ephesus in the year 431. This is a heresy contrary by Mary's own words. (Read Luke l:46-49; John 2:1-5).

 
41. In the year 1950 the last dogma was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary....1950
CONCLUSION
What will be the next invention? The Roman Church says it never changes; yet, it has done nothing else but invent new doctrines which are contrary to the Bible, and has practiced rites and ceremonies taken bodily from paganism. Some scholar has found that 75% of the rites and ceremonies of the Roman Church are of pagan origin.
Note:-Cardinal Newman, in his book, "The Development of the Christian Religion," admits that "Temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, holidays and season of devotions, processions, blessing of fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests and monks and nuns), images ... are all of pagan origin..." (Page 359).

HERESIES are those doctrines and practices which are contrary to the Bible. They are also called "human "&dons" or "doctrines of men". Both Peter and Paul predicted and warned that In the later times "false teachers' I would rise within the Church and bring In "damnable heresies" and "doctrines of devils". (Read II Peter 2:1-3, and I Tim. 3:2-5). Jesus rebuked the Pharisees, for they transgressed the commandments of God by keeping their traditions. "In vain," He said, "they worship me by keeping for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matt. 15:3,9).
The real heretics therefore, are the Roman Catholics and the true orthodox are the Evangelical Christians.

BRETHREN! The Word of God commands us to get out of Babylon, saying: "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." (Rev. 18:4). All true Christians will remain faithful to the religion of Christ as taught in the Bible, and heed the warning of the Apostle Paul, who said: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." (Gal. 1:8).

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    Quasar, what concerns me is that many Catholics I have talked to are not even aware of how many of these were instituted many years after "their" church began. Another thing that is happening is the Emerging Church and the Seeker Friendly Church is instituting many of these so called traditions of the Catholic Church. From there it is infiltrating many Protestant denominations.
I can see new agers going that way but how can a Baptist, Nazarene, etc. church even begin to think this is not heresy?



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Hi Beloved,

That is one of the primary reasons I posted it in the first place.  The problem being, there is probably less than 10% of Catholics who are even aware of them, to say nothing of the numbers being any better among the Protestant denominations.

Thanks for your input.


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Quasar, I pray that everyone will read the entirety of this forum. Look at the number of presidental candidates that are Catholic. The church is growing probably more than it ever has with the Emerging & the Seeker Friendly churches "pushing" many practices of the Catholic Church. Candles in service, setting up labyrinth's at Protestant churches and in some semanaries, carrying books by those churches bynew age guru's and the Emerging and Seeker churches such as , Doug Pagitt, Dan Kimball, Rick Warren, Tony, Campolo , Rob Bell  to name a few.in their libraries. Most Christians, IMO, know where this is taking us and that it will happen in these last days, but it is our command to make Christians aware of this that they will not be fooled and follow these false teachers. If we do not we will be held accountable as the apostles stated.


Hi Beloved,
That is one of the primary reasons I posted it in the first place.  The problem being, there is probably less than 10% of Catholics who are even aware of them, to say nothing of the numbers being any better among the Protestant denominations.
Thanks for your input.
Quasar
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When I made a statement that the rosary was said in Mass at times.. I was called down by a Catholic in another forum. What I am posting below pertains to Mary & includes the rosary and the mass.
CATHOLIC,Mary, Rosary

On September 1, 1883, Pope Leo XIII released the first in a series of encyclicals on the rosary. (He would issue 11 such encyclicals throughout his reign.) Entitled Supremi apostolatus officio ("The supreme Apostolic office"), this encyclical urged Catholics to increase their devotion to the Virgin Mary, especially through the use of the rosary. To foster such devotion, Pope Leo dedicated the month of October to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

The following year, Pope Leo, in his encyclical Superiore anno ("Last year"), decreed that:

    from the 1st of October to the 2nd of November following in all the parish churches, in all public churches dedicated to the Mother of God, or in such as are appointed by the Ordinary, five decades at least of the Rosary be recited, together with the Litany. If in the morning, the Holy Sacrifice [of the Mass] will take place during these prayers; if in the evening, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for the adoration of the faithful; after which those present will receive the customary Benediction.

Apostolic Constitution of Pope Pius XII issued November 1, 1950

That Mary was bodily  ascended into Heaven.

http://catholicism.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=catholicism&cdn=religion&tm=146&f=11&su=p284.12.336.ip_&tt=11&bt=1&bts=0&st=10&zu=http%3A//www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius12/P12MUNIF.HTM

"It is in our own age that the privilege of the bodily Assumption into heaven of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, has certainly shone forth more clearly.

Christ overcame sin and death by his own death, and one who through Baptism has been born again in a supernatural way has conquered sin and death through the same Christ. Yet, according to the general rule, God does not will to grant to the just the full effect of the victory over death until the end of time has come. And so it is that the bodies of even the just are corrupted after death, and only on the last day will they be joined, each to its own glorious soul.

5. Now God has willed that the Blessed Virgin Mary should be exempted from this general rule. She, by an entirely unique privilege, completely overcame sin by her Immaculate Conception, and as a result she was not subject to the law of remaining in the corruption of the grave, and she did not have to wait until the end of time for the redemption of her body.

44. For which reason, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, for the glory of Almighty God who has lavished his special affection upon the Virgin Mary, for the honor of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages and the Victor over sin and death, for the increase of the glory of that same august Mother, and for the joy and exultation of the entire Church; by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.


45. Hence if anyone, which God forbid, should dare willfully to deny or to call into doubt that which we have defined, let him know that he has fallen away completely from the divine and Catholic Faith.
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"St. Bernard tells us that, as we have no access to the Eternal Father but through Jesus, so also we have no access to Jesus but through Mary. "By Thee we have access to the Son, O blessed finder of grace, bearer of life, and Mother of Salvation, that we may receive Him by Thee, Who through Thee was given to us." This is the reason given by the Saint why Our Lord has determined that all shall be saved by the intercession of Mary, and therefore he calls Her the Mother of Grace and of our salvation.

"if all graces come through Mary, when we implore the intercession of other saints, they must have recourse to the mediation of Mary. But that," he says, "no one believes or ever dreamed."

       As to believing it, I reply that there is no error or difficulty at all. Since God established Mary as the Queen of all Saints, and since God wants all graces to be dispensed by Her hands, where would be the impropriety in saying that to honor Mary, God wants all the other Saints to turn to Her for the graces they wish to obtain for their clients?"

http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr13/cr13pg22.asp
http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr11/cr11pg29.asp

IMO, since the Pope can decide this what is the difference in my going to Joel Olsteen's church and listening to his heresy and deciding to believe it?




Romans 1:17, For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:"The righteous will live by faith."

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 I wanted as many people to see and read this post as possible, Beloved.  That is why it is one of our "stick" subjects.  It has not done as well as "A Critique of Catholic Beliefs" just below it, but still, not too badly.

Unfortunately, there are numerous other cults with equally dangerous false teachings that lead people astray from the Biblical truths they need to all learn and to know.

IMO, the RCC is the Mother of all Prostitutes of Rev.17, the antichrist and ten horns [nations] allied to him, will destroy her and set up the one world false religion as seen in 2 Thes.2:4 and Rev.13:14-15.


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The main thing in the Catholic Church, Protestant Churches, and it boils down to each person is idolatry. Anything that we esteem more worthy of devotion than Christ.

In the Catholic Church it is quite evident that that person, or entity, is the Pope first, and who they call the Virgin Mary next. The Catholic Church has done none other than set up a modern day Astaroth/Astarte http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astarte to
devote their prayers to rather than have full devotion to Christ, and the Father who sent Him. I see the Protestant Churches following suite at a rapid rate, but substituting a false Christ consciousness for the real one rather than a
"Queen of Heaven" as the Catholics have done..

Pro 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

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Amen to that Servant!


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