June 2009

If you would like to know whether Roman Catholicism is based on the Bible, take some time to contact any Catholic Priest, and you will be educated. This would be a better approach rather than coming to your own conclusions and spreading untruths to innocent people. And don’t say your opinion is based on the scripture because unfortunately this is also based on your own interpretation which sadly is misguided.

It always fails to amaze me how some religions spend so much time “bashing” other religions, that they really have little time to work on their own sins and inadequacies, which by the way we all have as human beings.

At the end of the day you will be judged on your love for your fellow human beings and your personal relationship with God. Take a hint from Mother Teresa’s life, she unconditionally devoted her life to helping and serving the poor, there was no time to criticise other people, I’ll quote from one of her famous poems: “In the final analysis, it’s between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway.”

South Africa

(Our Reply)

Actually, we have contacted a great many Roman Catholic priests. We have also carefully studied official Roman Catholic documents and sources for many years; and comparing Roman Catholicism with the Bible, there is no doubt whatsoever that it is not based on the Bible. And, considering that Romanism claims that Holy Scripture is not the sole rule of faith and practice, but that what it calls “Tradition” and the “Magisterium” are of equal authority with Scripture (for example, Canon 750 of the Code of Canon Law; and Articles 9 and 10 of the “Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation,” Second Vatican Council), it does not even attempt to base everything on what the Bible says. It does not believe it has to. Thus, your belief that any priest of Rome would be able to prove that Roman Catholicism is based on the Bible, is contrary to the official Roman Catholic position on the Holy Scriptures.

Rome’s attitude to the Bible has been amply demonstrated through the centuries, as it has in the past burned it, locked it away, kept it out of the hands of the common people, and opposed the translation of it. If Romanism was really based on the Bible, Rome would never have hated it and sought to destroy it; yet it did so. These are the facts.

You say we are “spreading untruths”, yet you did not specify a single untruth we are spreading. You also speak of our “misguided” interpretation of Scripture, yet you did not give a single instance of this. Rome loves to claim that its own interpretation of Scripture is the correct one, and yet it can be readily shown from Scripture to be utterly false; and this we do in our materials.

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