Some Serious Questions
Have you been blindly following religious traditions of priests and bishops, thinking they were only teaching the Bible? It is time we all started looking into the Bible ourselves, asking some serious questions, and getting some right answers!
WHY has the Roman Catholic church removed the second commandment, which deals with idolatry, from the Ten Commandments in its catechisms? To see this deception, let’s look at the normal Roman Catholic listing , and compare it with in Exodus 20 in the Bible:
The Ten Commandments
(Roman Catholic List)
1. I am the Lord Thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before me.
There is a WHOLE COMMANDMENT missing here!
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord Thy God in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath Day.
4. Honour thy father and thy mother.
5. Thou shalt not kill.
6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7. Thou shalt not steal.
8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s goods.
The Ten Commandments
Listed in the Bible (Exodus 20:1-17)
1. I am the LORD thy God… Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God…
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
NOTE: The Roman Catholic church has edited God’s word not only to shorten the number of words, but also to erase certain words! Someone doesn’t want people to worry about making carved statues, and BOWING DOWN to them! So they just SKIP the words of God, and continue on with the list as if the Second Commandment wasn’t there.
Also, the Tenth Commandment of the Bible has been conveniently SPLIT into TWO commands for the Catholic, instead of leaving it as ONE?
Most people today do not actually read any Bible, so they think nothing of a church being full of statues and images that are forbidden. They read missals and prayer books which edit out the offending parts. Someone needs to answer… WHY! Why is my church so opposed to the Bible?
WHY does the Bible condemn repetitious prayers, when the Roman Catholic church encourages them? Jesus said, “when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” Matthew 6:7,8. The Rosary is a rejection of Christ’s clear command against praying a repetitious prayer. A Christian is to simply go to God in prayer, because of Jesus, and ask for what they need!
WHY does the Bible condemn the traditions of men, when the Roman Catholic church places them on an equal footing with the Word of God? “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Mark 7:9. Traditions like praying for, or to the dead; not eating meat on Fridays; crossing yourself when you pass near a church or cemetery, etc., have nothing to do with Christianity in the Bible! See our expanded article on the conflicts between the Bible and Roman Catholicism.
WHY does the Roman Catholic church teach that Mary mediates between men and God when the Bible teaches that Jesus alone is the mediator between God and men? “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5.
WHY does the Roman Catholic church teach that no one can be certain of salvation, when the Bible teaches that salvation is assured in Jesus Christ? “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life” 1 John 5:13
WHY does the Roman Catholic church say salvation comes through good works, when the Bible says salvation is a free gift from God, by faith alone, apart from good works? “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9. Our best efforts are as filthy rags to God (Isaiah 64:6)
WHY does the Roman Catholic Church require its ministers to be unmarried, and called “priests” when the Bible says they are to be married, and simply calls them pastors, teachers, and bishops? “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife…” 1 Timothy 3:2 (Go look it up!). It continues in verses 4 and 5, “One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?). Now THAT question is worth asking!
WHY does the Roman Catholic Church require people to call a religious man “Father” when Jesus commanded us to call NO RELIGIOUS MAN “FATHER!” Jesus commanded, “Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” Matthew 23:9.
Jesus said in John 6:63, “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Over and over, Jesus said to His critics, “SEARCH the scriptures” (John 5:39), and “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures” (Matthew 22:29). Why go to a church that claims to be following Jesus, but is not interested in obeying His WORDS? Sadly, the Bible is only read in bits and pieces instead of as a whole – and millions are crying for the answer to WHY?! Why doesn’t my church care about what the Bible says?
WHY does the Roman Catholic church teach that Jesus Christ is continually sacrificed today, when the scripture says the sacrifice of Jesus was necessary only once for all eternity? “We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:10. Jesus Himself in John 19:30, declared triumphantly on the cross, “It is finished.” Someone needs to answer, Why keep a sacrifice going that was PERFECT and FINISHED on the cross 2,000 years ago?
These are serious issues, and the answers to these important questions will determine the eternal destiny of the many millions who blindly depend on the teaching authority of the Roman Catholic church.
You have a choice to make today – stay with a “church” that is rapidly being exposed for its hoaxes, and “hope for the best,” or turn to the pages of the Bible, and learn what Jesus said Himself, and trust in HIM alone for the forgiveness of your sins!
Cry out to God from your heart right now, and ask Him to have mercy on you, and save your soul. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). It is that simple! Don’t be so proud you would miss this opportunity. Hell is full of good people who were too proud to do what needed to be done, right away!
For those of you who STILL think Roman Catholicism is Christianity, ponder this…
Christianity is supposed to be about being like JESUS CHRIST, not a church, or a saint, but Jesus only. Anything else (including being a Roman Catholic Church) is of the devil. I say that because, if I try to give you counterfeit money, you could have me put into jail if I really believed I was RIGHT to be passing around counterfeit notes! The same is true with religion – if someone is so steadfast in what they believe, and yet it is proven to be false, then they are the ones wrong! The Bible is the source for truth. Just going by the Bible, the RC church has very little resemblance to the Church Jesus started!