12 December 2016

Is the Catholic Church biblical?

Examining the Basis of the Roman Catholic Church's Doctrines

CATHOLIC DEFENDERS CLAIM that their doctrines are "biblical" or based on the teachings of the Bible because they know that no one can claim that their's is the true religion if they are not truly biblical. However, are they truly biblical? Let us examine the basis of the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

The Importance of Being Truly Biblical

It is very important that we make sure that all the teachings we are following are written in the Bible because.

(1) The Apostles strictly forbid us “going beyond what is written”:

“Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.” (I Cor. 4:6, NIV)

(2) They worship God in vain those who follows the doctrines and commandments of man:

“And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'” (Mt. 15:9 NKJV)

(3) God will punish and take away their part from the Book of life:

“For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Rev. 22:18-19 NKJV)
Even Catholic authorities admit that no church can call itself a true Christian if its teachings are not in harmony with the Bible:

“No Church can call itself Christians if its teachingsare not in harmony with the Gospels.
"That is true. Since what the Gospels contain is true, all that they teach must be included in the teaching of any Church which claims to be Christian.” (That Catholic Church, p. 69)

Thus, let us examine the basis of the doctrines upheld by different churches.

The Basis of the Catholic Church's Teachings

The Catholic Church believe that the Bible is not the ultimate rule of faith

The Catholic Church believe that the Bible does not contain all the truths necessary for salvation:

“The Bible does not contain all the truths necessary for eternal salvation.” (My Catholic Faith, p. 123)

For the Catholic Church, the Bible is not the ultimate rule of faith:

“...not the written word that is the ultimate rule of faith.” (Plain Talks on the Catholic Religion, p. 124)

The Catholic Church admits that they taken over pagan rituals and symbols:

“She does not hesitate even to take over pagan ritual and pagan symbols, whenever such things can be Christianised and reformed.” (Spirit of Catholicism, p. 166)

The Catholic authorities admit that that they did not derive their faith in Jesus from the Bible:

“...Yet the Catholic dies not derfive his faith in Jesus from the Scriptures.” (Spirit of Catholicism, p. 50)

Thus, there are many unbiblical doctrines and practices in the Catholic Church like the Trinity, Purgatory and Transubstantiation.:Adhering unbiblical doctrines (beliefs and practices not written in the Bible) violates what God said to His servants:

“See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.” (Deut. 12:32 NIV)

Indeed, the Roman Catholic Church is not biblical.


All the teachings uphold by the Iglesia Ni Cristo 
(Church of Christ) are truly based on the Bible.

Please read this article:
The Iglesia Ni Cristo Doctrines

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