April 2009


To all Roman Catholics I ask the simple question, did Jesus Christ on the cross actually pay the full price for your sins or is there something left for you to pay? Most assuredly you must answer the latter as your religion, that of the Papacy, teaches that Jesus Christ did not pay the full price for any man’s or woman’s sins. For this doctrine, that is the Scriptural one of Jesus Christ paying for all the sins of his people, is anathema in Rome.

Instead, your religion teaches that either you or your loved ones must pay for your sins where an individual is said to merit grace based on their good works and sacramental faithfulness. Likewise, Catholicism teaches that a faithful Catholic can merit the “…remission of the temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven” (1) through the receipt of indulgences.

This being taught by the leader of your religion as declared in URBIS ET ORBIS. One example of where one can cash in on this bonanza (assuming the offer is still valid in 2009) states that:

Each and every truly repentant individual member of the Christian faithful, duly absolved through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and restored with Holy Communion, who devoutly makes a pilgrimage to the Papal Basilica of St Paul on the Ostian Way and who prays for the Supreme Pontiff’s intentions, will be granted the Plenary Indulgence from temporal punishment for his/her sins, once sacramental forgiveness and pardon for any shortcomings has been obtained. (2)

This my dear Catholics is blasphemy against what Jesus Christ truly accomplished on the cross. Because if one can be forgiven by what they do like taking a trip to Italy, why oh why did Jesus have to suffer the shame and humiliation on the cross? Why? For if righteousness come by what we do, then Christ Jesus died in vain!!!

Repent and turn from Rome and believe on Jesus Christ alone for your forgiveness. Also, listen to this short message that helps to highlight the chasm between the doctrine of Rome verses the truth in God’s word.

Footnotes:

1Kent, William. “Indulgences.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07783a.htm&gt;.

2 – http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/tribunals/apost_penit/documents/rc_trib_appen_doc_20080510_san-paolo_en.html

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I was raised as a faithful Roman Catholic and completed many of her sacraments which are said to be channels for the church to dispense grace to her followers. Yet the hard truth is that they never did for I was dead in my trespasses in sins as my life and heart bore ample witness. But this was totally unknown to me and I would have fought tooth and nail against anyone who told me I was not on my way to heaven but rather God’s judgment and the lake of fire. For I had been taught from childhood that I was on my way to heaven for one reason alone; this being that I was a Catholic. And that if I continued to do all the church hierarchy told me to do, all would be well with me even if I had to go to purgatory for a few thousand years.

This I know is the belief of countless Catholics across the globe. And you are not in many ways to be blamed for believing this because it is all you have known from your youth. Today though I am challenging you even as I was challenged many years ago during my “crisis of faith.” A crisis that happened as I read the Bible and compared what it taught as the Word of God verses what the priests and nuns taught as the words/traditions of men. The difference being as stark as night and day as the Holy Spirit graciously opened up my blinded eyes.

I encourage all Catholics to watch this video and to pray the the Lord open your eyes and grant you the ability to clearly see his word and to understand what it teaches. You are also encouraged to email me if you have any questions or care to discuss further.