THE RISE OF CATHOLICISM: The Great Apostasy

The argument often given by those within Catholicism is that the Catholic Church goes clear back to the apostle Peter as the first pope. Apostolic succession is the method whereby the ministry of the Christian Church is held to be derived from the apostles by a continuous succession, which has usually been associated with a claim that the succession is through a series of bishops. They would also say that many early Christian writers used Catholicism. We will see that Catholicism goes back to Jesus, Christ, Peter, and Paul in the first century. However, not in the way that the Catholic Churchmen might want to accept, but it is nevertheless true. And having an understanding of what the word Catholicism means will help us understand why early Christian writers used it and why many Protestant authors have used it.

Transubstantiation—Fact or Fiction?

Transubstantiation is, according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, “the change of the whole substance of bread into the substance of the Body of Christ and of the whole substance of wine into the substance of the Blood of Christ.”

How Are We to Understand the Warning Against Teachings of Demons?

The outward life of a person flows from his or her inner spirit. Those who discipline themselves to follow after Jesus Christ, who are focused on living out the truth of God’s revelation, will develop a life of growing intimacy with Christ. They will delight God, producing goodness and godliness in what they do.

Paul described deviant doctrines, bad teaching, and useless practices that pull us away from God’s grace and truth. He focused on how to respond to falsehood and how to live righteously.

The Historical and Biblical Mary vs the Mary of Catholicism

When Mary Gave Birth to Jesus Was She Truly a Virgin? Was Mary Always a Virgin? Is Mary, the mother of God, Theotokos Biblical? Is Immaculate Conception that Mary Was Conceived Without Sin Biblically True? Catholicism Claims that Mary Ascend to Heaven with Her Body of Flesh, Is This True? Is It Scriptural to Pray to Mary? Is Venerating Mary's Image Biblical? When Alive On Earth, Mary Was She Honored and Did She Seek Honor?

Matthew 1:18 BDC: Mary was a descendant of Adam and an imperfect sinner. Therefore, how could Jesus, Mary’s firstborn be perfect and free from sin in his physical body?

The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4 that the Father “sent forth his Son, born of a woman.” How did the laws of heredity work with this union of perfection (the life of the Son) with imperfection (the ovum or egg cell in Mary’s womb)? How was the life of the Son transferred from... Continue Reading →

Was the Apostle Peter In Rome?

The Catholic Encyclopedia maintains that Peter was in Rome, saying, “St. Peter’s residence and death in Rome are established beyond contention as historical facts by a series of distinct testimonies extending from the end of the first to the end of the second centuries.”

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