Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #9: Former Catholic Ed Lacy Exposes False Roman Gospel

Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #9: Former Catholic Ed Lacy Exposes False Roman Gospel



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See our playlist “Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary” with 155 videos at Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater ( presents another exclusive interview in our series called “The Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism” installment #9 featuring Evangelist & Christian Speaker Ed Lacy of See his videos at Ed Lacy Ministries (Mobile, Alabama) at Hear his sermons at

Ed Lacy, although raised Roman Catholic, spent his teen and early adult years engulfed in the “Rock-Jazz music” scene! Ed was a professional “rock” drummer who toured the eastern United States with many groups in the 70’s. However, in 1980 Ed was gloriously converted to become a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ! Three years later, God called Ed into the ministry of evangelism. Since that time, Ed has preached the Word of God in over 700 churches and city-wide crusades across the United States; as well as 160 foreign mission crusades. He has most recently preached extensively in communist Cuba; ministering in 38 trips in the last 15 years. Ed has preached the Word of God in over 500 churches and citywide crusades across the United States; as well as 90 foreign mission crusades including among others Kenya, Romania, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Russia. Also, Ed has the privilege of speaking at numerous “Bible conferences.” In addition to all of these ministry opportunities, Ed has developed several “Christian-life” workbook series on a number of vital subjects. These series are taught by Ed in a “5-day” format in church meetings. He has taught his workbook entitles, “Christ-Centered Evangelism”, in many evangelical churches. When Ed is at home, he is actively involved in teaching men in his home. Ed’s wife, Dianne, also has an on-going ladies ministry in Mobile. She has also been the guest Bible Teacher at numerous ladies conferences and retreats in the southern United States. Ed and Dianne have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Evangelistic Outreach Crusades
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Christ-Centered Evangelism Training Seminar
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Ed Lacy Ministry is a faith-based Ministry. Ed makes himself available to all on a “love-offering” basis. This enables him to go anywhere, at anytime, trusting the Lord to meet ministry and family needs.

Ed Lacy answers the following questions concerning Roman Catholicism & the Greek Orthodox Church / Eastern Orthodox Church:

1. What is your testimony of leaving the dead works of Roman Catholicism & the “Rock & Roll” music scene and then coming to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ?

2. Is Roman Catholicism a false man-made religion of lies?

3. Does Roman Catholicism have a false gospel and a counterfeit Christ?

4. Is there persecution of true Christians by Roman Catholicism in foreign countries throughout the world?

5. Is the Virgin Mary really a “Co-Redeemer” with Jesus and is Mary totally sinless?

6. Why does Roman Catholicism oppose true Bible believing Christians but likes people who claim to be Christians who believe in a “Social & Moralistic Gospel” rather than a “Biblical Gospel”?

7. Is the “Evangelicals & Catholics Together” document (ECT) a dangerous political rather than Biblical agreement?

8. Who is the true Jesus of the Bible?

9. What is the true Gospel as presented in the Bible?

Galatians 1:6-9, “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.”

26 thoughts on “Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #9: Former Catholic Ed Lacy Exposes False Roman Gospel”

  1. The most terrifying words a professing Christian could ever hear would be Jesus saying, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness" (Matt. 7:21-23). The Lord Jesus will declare those horrifying words to many, not a few, who will boast in the many works they did in His Name. They called Him Lord but did not obey His first command to "Repent and believe the Gospel" (Mark 1:15). Who are the "many" who will be turned away on Judgment Day? They are those who thought they could merit eternal life by the works they were doing instead of trusting in the work Christ had done. They also never turned from their sin to follow Jesus Christ in faith. Since they never obeyed the Gospel of Christ, they will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord (2 Thessalonians 1:9). Tragically, when Jesus declares to them, "Depart from Me," there will be no second chance, no excuses, and no blaming the false teachers who deceived them.

    The Lord Jesus also referred to the "many" when He spoke of the two paths to eternity. Many will travel the broad road to destruction instead of the narrow road to eternal life (Matt. 7:13-14). Rather than striving to enter the narrow gate by testing every man's teaching, they foolishly follow false teachers, who are wolves disguised in sheep's clothing (Luke 13:24; Matt. 7:15).

    It is a sobering thought to realize that 83% of Americans (click on https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=90356&page=1) profess faith in Christ, but only a few of them show evidence of being born again as new creatures in Christ. According to the research, many of them cannot even communicate the Gospel that has the power to save souls. Part of the blame must be placed on man-centered methods of evangelism such as making a decision to "accept" Christ, or repeating a sinner's prayer, or asking Jesus into your heart, or coming forward for salvation. None of these methods are found in the Bible. The only saving response to the Gospel of Grace is to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 1:15; Acts 16:31). Part of the blame can also be placed on those who compromise the Gospel to make it more inclusive and less offensive (Gal. 1:6-10).

    With so many false converts, the church has become a mission field. Many professors of Christ are not really possessors of Christ! They are strangers to the new birth. They have never passed from death unto life. They remain condemned because they have not been justified. They remain enemies of God even though they profess to be His friends! They remain enslaved to sin because they have never been set free. They profess the Savior with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him. They deceive other people with their external righteousness, but they cannot deceive God! They are unaware of their pending peril, because they have never examined themselves to see if their faith is genuine (2 Cor. 13:5).

    The best way we can prove our faith is genuine is to examine it through the lens of Scripture. The apostle John wrote his first epistle so that those who believe in the Lord Jesus may know that they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). We also see many characteristics of false converts in God's Word. Some of them are listed below:

    You think you are a good person (Romans 3:12).
    You have a zeal for God without knowledge (Rom. 10:1-4).
    You have knowledge of God without obedience (Titus 1:16).
    You do not pursue sanctification (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 4:3).
    You are self-righteous without repentance (Luke 18:9-14).
    You seek to establish your own righteousness (Rom. 10:3).
    You think you can merit or earn eternal life (Titus 3:5).
    You are unwilling to forgive others (Mat. 6:15).
    You have no desire to follow Jesus (Luke 9:23).
    You call Jesus 'Lord' but do not do what He says (Luke 6:46).
    You do not love other Christians (1 John 4:20-21).
    You love your sin (John 3:19).
    You have not departed from iniquity (2 Timothy 2:19).
    You condone or promote things God hates (Prov. 6:16-19).
    You are a mere hearer of the Word, not a doer (James 1:22).
    You are full of pride with no humility (James 4:6).
    You walk in darkness (1 John 1:6).
    You live according to your sinful nature (Romans 8:5).
    You do not love the truth (2 Thess. 2:10-12).
    You take Jesus as Savior but not as Lord (Romans 10:9).
    You desire Jesus as a priest to pardon sin, but not as a prophet to instruct you or a king to rule over you.

    Please know the assurance that we are truly saved is not based on a past decision but on a present reality. So what if we are unsure about our faith and our salvation? We find the answer in God's Word:

    Abide in God's Word – then you will know the truth that will set you free from religious deception (John 8:31-32).
    Repent – with godly sorrow for your sins and cry out to God for mercy (Luke 18:13; 2 Cor. 7:10).
    Believe the Gospel – follow the Lord Jesus Christ in faith (Rom. 10:9-10).
    Love God – with all you heart, soul and mind (Mat. 22:37; 1 Cor. 16:22).

    What should we do if we know someone who may be a false convert? Ask them to share the events surrounding their conversion. If their conversion testimony does not line up with Scripture, ask them more questions. Speak the truth in love. Give them Gospel tracts to encourage them (contact our ministry for free tracts & literature at [email protected]). Give them links to Biblical messages such as https://countrysidebible.org/cbcmedia?return=single&mediacode=si180711p or "TRUE BELIEVERS & NON BELIEVERS ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF THE REFORMATION: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_dN0oC57Rk&t=3s. Link them to our YouTube channel CAnswersTV (which stands for "Christian Answers Television") at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV or our website http://www.BibleQuery.org. Let them know eternity is forever! We can be wrong about a lot of things in this life and still survive, but if we are wrong about our faith, we will pay for that mistake forever and ever (see our playlist "Dealing with Hell, Lake of Fire, Unpopular Bible Doctrines" with 43 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE04A1D0DFE95B95E. Luke 13:3, ""I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."

  2. To see our entire series entitled "The Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism" (12 videos) click on: Part 1 – "Exclusive Interview: "Grace to You" John MacArthur Answers Common Questions About Roman Catholicism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bDLrEUcFX8, Part 2 – "Exclusive Interview with John Ankerberg of the "John Ankerberg Show" Concerning Roman Catholicism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL37dTnpWOw, Part 3 – "Former Roman Catholic Priest for 22 Years Richard Bennett Answers Questions About Roman Catholicism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k-jvWchaXE, Part 4 – "Exclusive Interview with Dave Hunt about the Gospel-less Mother Teresa & Compromiser Billy Graham" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YtX1DirDI4, Part 5 – "Is Roman Catholicism Cultic or Christian? by Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries – #5 of Series" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXe3ugzfILY, Part 6 – "Former Catholic Mike Gendron Explains How to Help Roman Catholics Escape the False Gospel of Rome" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQlrQ9zcny0&t=98s, Part 7 – "Former Roman Catholic James G. McCarthy Answers Questions about Roman Catholicism & Why it is False" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WjE5M-Sk9k, Part 8 – "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #8: Philip De Courey from Northern Ireland Speaks" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHehxZSYYvs, Part 9 – "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #9: Former Catholic Ed Lacy Exposes False Roman Gospel" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI2ycIz4g0A, Part 10 – "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #10: Former Catholic Neil Curran Answers Questions" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_QckWTIxh0, Part 11 – "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #11: Dave Hunt Proves Romanism to be Damnable Lies" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zFWfX3kVKw, Part 12 – "Irish Ex Priest Richard Bennett On Fake Catholic Religion: Mass, Praying to Dead, Mary, Baptisms" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvIxxyyPZsU. To see all our videos on Roman Catholicism from a Biblical perspective see our playlist called "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 168 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. "The Bible tells us to expose error (Ephesians 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."). And to expose error we must make righteous judgments. Christians must judge in order to: 1. Try the spirits to see if they are from God, for many false prophets are in the world. (1 John 4:1). 2. Mark & avoid false teachers, slaves of their own bellies, deceiving many with their smooth & flattering speech (Romans 16:17-18). 3. Rebuke false teachers, rebellious men, & deceivers who subvert whole families with their false doctrine. (Titus 1:9-16) 4. Have no fellowship with immoral, impure, or covetous men. (Ephesians 5:5-7) 5. Receive not deceivers who do not abide in the teaching of Christ into our homes, nor giving them any greeting. (2 John 7-11) 6. Be wary of those who preach another gospel. (2 Corinthians 11:4, Galatians 1:6-9).

  3. Pray to or go through Mary? Pray to or go through the saints? Kneel before statues of these? Don't listen to the catholic priests or their followers false teachings… read the Bible for yourself NO MATTER what church you belong to in order to verify for yourself if they are teaching God's complete word or they are only teaching part or otherwise distorting it. When we all bow before God in the end, no one will have excuse to say how they were tricked into believing lies.

    1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

    Matthew 23:9 9 and call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

    Luke 11:27-28 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” 28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

    Matthew 6:6 "But thou, when you pray, enter into thy closet, and when you hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret;"

    John 14:6-17 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me, Jesus Christ. 7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” 13 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. 16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth (the Holy Spirit), whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Jesus or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you

    Isaiah 26:13-14 O LORD our God, other masters besides You have ruled us; But through You alone we confess Your name. The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise

    Exodus 20:4-5 You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God

    Ecclesiastes 9:4-6 For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward. Indeed their love, their hate and their zeal have already perished, and they will no longer have a share in all that is done under the sun

  4. Dear ED
    Thank you so much for your wonderful testimony. I am a former Catholic as well who was saved by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone. Praise God that we have seen the Truth and are sharing this free gift from God Who loves us so very much. I have a channel called Transformed By His Truth. The Lord Jesus Christ has set me free from Catholicism, lesbianism, Word of Faith/Pentecostal/Charismatic heresy's as well. My precious father is still imprisoned in the RCC. He is Irish, went to catholic school, and so on. He knows my testimony and that I have changed because of the grace of Jesus. I do have a question..When you explain repentance, you said you must turn from your sin; I hope you mean that repentance is changing our minds about how to come to God. If we turn from our sin behaviour to come to God; it becomes a work on our part. I hope this isn't what you mean. I did hear you say that it is turning from going your own way to God, to trusting God's way to be saved. Please if you would clarify this for me. Thank you so much for your service to our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray more men would stand up for the Truth as you have done with grace, humility and firmness. Grace and peace in Jesus Name

  5. The so-called "Bible Answer Man" Hank Hanegraaff has left Biblical Christianity for the lesser known twin sister of Roman Catholicism known as Eastern Orthodoxy (see http://christiannews.net/2017/04/11/bible-answer-man-hank-hanegraaff-chrismated-into-eastern-orthodoxy/ & links to this story at https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=hanegraaff+orthodoxy&fr=ush-mailn_02&fr2=p%3Aml%2Cm%3Asb&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs-att_001&type=yahoo_pc_mail).
    Believe it or not this story does not surprise me one bit since I have
    been battling against Hanegraaff almost since the day he took over
    Walter Martin's ministry under very suspicious circumstances back in
    1989 after Walter's death (for more see: Is Hank Hanegraaff the Rightful
    President of CRI? –http://www.dwaddle.com/focus/Pages/hank.html, Hard Questions for the Bible Answer Man: Hank Hanegraaff and His Takeover of the Christian Research Institute –http://www.dwaddle.com/focus/Pages/home.html, "Hank Hanegraaff Lawsuit Against Christian Apologist Thrown Out Of Court" at http://www.apologeticsindex.org/515-hank-hanegraaff-lawsuit-thrown-out-of-court http://www.religionnewsblog.com/17614/hank-hanegraaff-bill-alnor, Bible Answer Man Sues Christian Apologists http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/006/dwayna/answer-man-sues.htm). Hanegraaff never struck me as a true believer but as a business man who only had a high school diploma who had no real
    knowledge of Christian apologetics at all when he first took over the ministry of Walter Martin (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). 

    Besides all this Hanegraaff has been defending Romanism as a true
    Christian religion since he took over Walter Martin's ministry. See the
    many videos we've produced against Hanegraaff over the years concerning
    this which included Hanegraaff's suppressing the truth that Walter
    Martin had actually written a booklet against Roman Catholicism called
    "The Roman Catholic Church in History" where Martin himself in this
    booklet said that Roman Catholicism "negates the gospel" on page 39
    which means it is under the divine curse of Galatians 1:6-9 (Walter
    Martin's booklet on Romanism has been out of print for decades but now
    those who would like a printed version of it can obtain a free
    transcript of the first half of the booklet covering popes &
    tradition at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=14172131420 & the second half covering the Virgin Mary, Confession, Mass, Purgatory & Penance at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=215171150329).
    Here's just a few of our videos against Hanegraaff on the issue of
    Romanism over the years (there are more): "Review of Walter Martin's
    Book on Roman Catholicism Part 2: Is Romanism an Apostate Religion or
    Not?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzBVM-hQKyc, "AN ANALYSIS OF HANK HANEGRAAFF & THE CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON ROMAN CATHOLICISM (PART #1)" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8hnjNiPHU  6."ANALYSIS OF HANK HANEGRAAFF & C.R.I. ON ROMANISM (PART 2) & THE ROOTS OF EVANGELICAL APOSTASY" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YLWryi5gSM  7."ANALYSIS OF HANK HANEGRAAFF & NORMAN GEISLER VERSUS WALTER MARTIN ON ROMAN CATHOLICISM (PART 3)" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik5eftZzeN8. See our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715
    with 157 videos.

    Since Hanegraaff has always believed apostate Romanism was a true
    Christian faith it only makes sense that he would join something like
    Eastern Orthodoxy which is just another apostate religion very similar
    to Romanism proving that Hanegraaff himself is just as apostate. We have
    two videos posted that deal directly with Eastern Orthodoxy: "EASTERN
    ORTHODOXY: SALVATION BY EARNED WORKS, ICONS, TRADITION, DEIFICATION
    & THE VIRGIN MARY" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMDNSwbjSd0 and "Eastern Orthodoxy: Spiritual Death or Spiritual Life? Twin Sister of Roman Catholicism & Dead Works" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUZE-g61wXY.

     It has been said that Eastern Orthodoxy is "Roman Catholicism without
    its papacy" and that is indeed an apt summary of its theology and
    practice. Some church historians make much of what is termed the "Great
    Schism" that occurred in the 11th century between the Western church
    (centered in Rome) and the Eastern church (centered in Constantinople).
    But the impetus for that division was not a choice between obedience to
    the Word
    of God and the word of man, but rather a choice between two competing
    sets of that which Scripture repeatedly condemns as "the commandments
    and doctrines of men."  What really matters are not the differences
    between Rome and Constantinople, but between both of these visible
    bodies and Holy Scripture. 

    Like the Roman church, the Eastern Orthodox
    church insists that it is the one true church of Christ on earth. Like
    Rome, the Eastern Orthodox church also holds to the false doctrine of
    apostolic
    succession, claiming that its patriarchs are the latest in an unbroken
    line of successors to the authority of Christ's apostles. They believe
    that salvation lies within the Orthodox church alone. 

    Like the Roman church, the Eastern Orthodox also reject the
    doctrine of the authority of Scripture alone, declaring it to be the
    great heresy of the Reformation. They believe that Protestants in
    particular have departed from the true faith. Eastern Orthodoxy holds
    that the single source of revelation is what it terms "holy tradition."
    This is, in fact, not a single source of "revelation" but an
    amalgamation of many alleged sources. In addition to Scripture, the
    Eastern Orthodox church recognizes these forms of man-made tradition as
    authoritative: 

    *The writings and decisions of the first seven
    ecumenical councils, which took place between the 4th and 8th centuries
    *The writing and decisions of later church councils through the
    centuries (which have often conflicted with each other as well as
    Scripture) *The writings of so-called church fathers, especially those
    of the first four centuries A.D. *Icons made of metal, stone, wood, and
    cloth which are set up as objects of worship by edict of the church *The
    official (and complex) Liturgy of "holy tradition." *Eastern Orthodox
    canon law of rules & regulations is known as the Pedalion (Greek for
    "rudder"), since its purpose is to "steer" the church. 

    Authentic Christianity, in contrast, tells us to reject the commandments and
    doctrines of men:  *Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with
    persuasive words… Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and
    empty deceit, according to the tradition of men … (Colossians 2:4-10) 

    The Eastern Orthodox church rejects the Bible's teaching that man is
    in spiritual bondage due to the corruption of his nature through the
    fall of Adam. Therefore the Eastern Orthodox church also rejects the
    doctrine of the imputed guilt of all mankind, having sinned in Adam.
    Eastern Orthodoxy teaches that men are guilty only for their own sins
    rather than being already under condemnation as a consequence of Adam's
    fall, before they have done any good or evil of their own. 

    Authentic Christianity, in contrast, declares the doctrine of original sin and the
    guilt of all men in Adam, and the necessity of the person and work of
    Christ as the Second Adam who redeems them from that condemnation:
     "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death
    through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned …
    (Romans 5:12-19) 

    Like Romanism, Eastern Orthodoxy teaches the necessity of
    confession of sin to a human priestly mediator in order for the
    individual to maintain his salvation, and teaches that the Eucharist is a
    propitiatory sacrifice for confessed sins in addition to the sacrifice
    of Christ on the cross. 

    Authentic Christianity, in marked contrast,
    declares the priesthood of Christ alone:  "For there is one God and one
    Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a
    ransom for all, to be testified in due time…" (1 Timothy 2:5-6, see
    also Hebrews 7:26-28)

    Like Romanism, Eastern Orthodoxy holds that salvation
    commences with water baptism. Eastern Orthodox theology falsely claims
    that no one can be saved unless he is baptized with water.  Like
    Romanism, Eastern Orthodoxy teaches that man is able to cooperate with
    God in bringing about his salvation, and that
    regeneration is the product of a synergistic effort of God and man.
    Like Romanism, Eastern Orthodoxy rejects the doctrine of justification
    by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone as heresy.  The
    operative word describing salvation in Eastern Orthodox theology is
    theosis – "becoming God". This term describes an alleged progressive
    transformation of the individual into full likeness to God, in both soul
    and body, through a cooperative effort involving faith and good works.

    Like Romanism, Eastern Orthodoxy denies the distinction between
    justification (God's unilateral act in declaring a sinner righteous
    based on faith in the merits of Christ alone – Romans 5) and
    sanctification (the indwelling Spirit of God conforming the regenerated
    individual more and more to the image of Christ, a work consummated in
    the believer's glorification – Romans 8). In fact, Eastern Orthodoxy's
    false doctrine of theosis additionally conflates regeneration with
    justification and sanctification. 

    Authentic Christianity, in marked
    contrast, declares:  "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have
    peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have
    access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope
    of the glory of God." (Romans 5:1-2, see also Romans 5:6-11)

  6. This short video really blessed me today. I was saved out of the catholic church 40 years ago. If I knew how I would copy this film onto dvd's  and hand them out to Catholic's as they come from mass.  Thank you all at CAnswersTV.

  7. To see our entire series entitled "The Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism" uploaded so far click on the following links:
    Part 1 – "Exclusive Interview: "Grace to You" John MacArthur Answers Common Questions About Roman Catholicism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bDLrEUcFX8, Part 2 – "Exclusive Interview with John Ankerberg of the "John Ankerberg Show" Concerning Roman Catholicism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL37dTnpWOw, Part 3 – "Former Roman Catholic Priest for 22 Years Richard Bennett Answers Questions About Roman Catholicism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k-jvWchaXE, Part 4 – "Exclusive Interview with Dave Hunt about the Gospel-less Mother Teresa & Compromiser Billy Graham" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YtX1DirDI4, Part 5 – "Is Roman Catholicism Cultic or Christian? by Cecil Andrews of Take Heed Ministries – #5 of Series" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXe3ugzfILY, Part 6 – "Former Catholic Mike Gendron Explains How to Help Roman Catholics Escape the False Gospel of Rome" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQlrQ9zcny0&t=98s, Part 7 – "Former Roman Catholic James G. McCarthy Answers Questions about Roman Catholicism & Why it is False" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WjE5M-Sk9k, Part 8 – "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #8: Philip De Courey from Northern Ireland Speaks" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHehxZSYYvs, Part 9 –
    "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #9: Former Catholic Ed Lacy Exposes False Roman Gospel" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI2ycIz4g0A, Part 10 – "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #10: Former Catholic Neil Curran Answers Questions" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_QckWTIxh0, Part 11 – "Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism #11: Dave Hunt Proves Romanism to be Damnable Lies" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zFWfX3kVKw. The Bible tells us to expose error (Ephesians 5:11,
    "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but
    rather reprove them."). And to expose error we must make righteous
    judgments. Christians must judge in order to: 1. Try the spirits to see
    if they are from God, for many false prophets are in the world. (1 John
    4:1). 2. Mark & avoid false teachers, slaves of their own bellies,
    deceiving many with their smooth & flattering speech (Romans 16:17-18).
    3. Rebuke false teachers, rebellious men, & deceivers who subvert
    whole families with their false doctrine. (Titus 1:9-16) 4. Have no
    fellowship with immoral, impure, or covetous men. (Ephesians 5:5-7) 5.
    Receive not deceivers who do not abide in the teaching of Christ into
    our homes, nor giving them any greeting. (2 John 7-11) 6. Be wary of
    those who preach another gospel. (2 Corinthians 11:4, Galatians 1:6-9).

  8. thank you so much for these videos…all catholics should see them…..as a catholic, i was never told the real gospel…it is so simple and THAT is the good news….needless to say, i left the church but which i had known these things years ago….

  9. See our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 155 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV) presents another exclusive interview in our series called "The Counterfeit Christianity of Roman Catholicism" installment #9 featuring Evangelist & Christian Speaker Ed Lacy of http://edlacyministries.org/. See his videos at Ed Lacy Ministries (Mobile, Alabama) at http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?SourceOnly=true&currSection=sermonssource&keyword=edlacy&mediatype=MP4. Hear his sermons at http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Evangelist_Ed_Lacy.

    Ed Lacy, although raised Roman Catholic, spent his teen and early adult years engulfed in the "Rock-Jazz music" scene! Ed was a professional "rock" drummer who toured the eastern United States with many groups in the 70's. However, in 1980 Ed was gloriously converted to become a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ! Three years later, God called Ed into the ministry of evangelism. Since that time, Ed has preached the Word of God in over 700 churches and city-wide crusades across the United States; as well as 160 foreign mission crusades. He has most recently preached extensively in communist Cuba; ministering in 38 trips in the last 15 years. Ed has preached the Word of God in over 500 churches and citywide crusades across the United States; as well as 90 foreign mission crusades including among others Kenya, Romania, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Russia. Also, Ed has the privilege of speaking at numerous "Bible conferences." In addition to all of these ministry opportunities, Ed has developed several "Christian-life" workbook series on a number of vital subjects. These series are taught by Ed in a "5-day" format in church meetings. He has taught his workbook entitles, "Christ-Centered Evangelism", in many evangelical churches. When Ed is at home, he is actively involved in teaching men in his home. Ed's wife, Dianne, also has an on-going ladies ministry in Mobile. She has also been the guest Bible Teacher at numerous ladies conferences and retreats in the southern United States. Ed and Dianne have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

    Evangelistic Outreach Crusades
    Foreign Mission Work
    Prison Ministry
    Christ-Centered Evangelism Training Seminar
    Christian-life Seminars

    Ed Lacy Ministry is a faith-based Ministry. Ed makes himself available to all on a "love-offering" basis. This enables him to go anywhere, at anytime, trusting the Lord to meet ministry and family needs.

    Ed Lacy answers the following questions concerning Roman Catholicism & the Greek Orthodox Church / Eastern Orthodox Church:

    1. What is your testimony of leaving the dead works of Roman Catholicism & the "Rock & Roll" music scene and then coming to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ?

    2. Is Roman Catholicism a false man-made religion of lies?

    3. Does Roman Catholicism have a false gospel and a counterfeit Christ?

    4. Is there persecution of true Christians by Roman Catholicism in foreign countries throughout the world?

    5. Is the Virgin Mary really a "Co-Redeemer" with Jesus and is Mary totally sinless?

    6. Why does Roman Catholicism oppose true Bible believing Christians but likes people who claim to be Christians who believe in a "Social & Moralistic Gospel" rather than a "Biblical Gospel"?

    7. Is the "Evangelicals & Catholics Together" document (ECT) a dangerous political rather than Biblical agreement?

    8. Who is the true Jesus of the Bible?

    9. What is the true Gospel as presented in the Bible?

    Galatians 1:6-9, "I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed."

  10. Does the Roman Catholic religion really have a 2000 year old history as Roman Catholics constantly argue for? Again & again Romanists argue that their Roman church organization & its hierarchy go back to "Pope" Peter in the first century. Our Director of Research Steve Morrison (webmaster for http://www.historycart.com/ – which deals with early Christian church history; http://www.biblequery.org/ – which answers over 8500 Bible questions, & http://www.muslimhope.com/ – which refutes the false religion of Islam created by Muhammad) has the following reply for Roman Catholics who make the ridiculous "2000
    year" claim: "Hi, Just a little correction here. It was said, "Yet only the Catholic Church and its 2000 year history can match." There was no Roman Catholic church back then. The first person to be called a "Pope"
    was Heraclas of Alexandria (236-249 A.D.). The Copts trace their popes
    from him, not Roman Catholics.

    The first Roman bishop to be called a Pope was Siricius (c.384-399
    A.D.), after Nicea. So the Copts have prior claim to a pope, not Roman
    Catholics. A Roman Catholic today cannot consider the Copts as
    non-Christians, since the Roman Catholic church in more recent times has
    restored communion with the Coptic church.

    Furthermore the Greek Orthodox church, which orthodox people would argue
    goes back father than the Roman Catholic church, never needed a pope.
    The 325 A.D. Council of Nicea established four "central" metropolitan
    churches, not one. So if you accept the tradition of the church
    councils, then by church tradition Rome is NOT the center of the church.
    The orthodox church did not "break away" from the Roman Catholic
    church; both churches excommunicated each other.

    So if you are a Roman Catholic who wants to follow the truth, you must
    stop saying things like "Yet only the Catholic Church and its 2000 year
    history can match" because it is a provable, historical lie, as any
    Greek Orthodox or Copt will strenuously tell you.

    As Protestants, we want to go back to the Bible, not man-made
    organizations with their brutal massacres, papal assassinations,
    anti-popes, forced deposition of popes, a pope tried for heresy after
    his death, torture and inquisitions, burning their own "saint" at the
    stake, etc. But that is not my main point here.

    My main point is that if a Roman Catholic brings up "Yet only the
    Catholic Church and its 2000 year history can match," once they have
    been shown that it is provably false, they have to now stop saying that,
    or else they have disqualified yourselves as someone who cares about
    the truth. "

    For more on the subject of early church history as it pertains to Roman
    Catholicism see Steve Morrison's 18 part church history video series on
    YouTube – some of the titles from that series are "EARLY CHRISTIAN
    CHURCH HISTORY #3: EARLY CHRISTIANS QUOTED SCRIPTURE WITHOUT A ROMANIST
    OR KJV BIBLE" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVDOyok6nLo&index=27&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715, "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #11: BIBLE IS HISTORICALLY RELIABLE BUT NOT ROMAN CATHOLIC TRADITIONS" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUvINqo-nv8&index=28&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715, "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #14: PRE-NICENE (325 A.D.) CHURCH WAS NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC SYSTEM" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y2dDQmstZg&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=83, "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #15: THERE WAS NO POPE OR CARDINALS; DID HAVE SEX & MONEY RULES" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawgv6qeQ8U&index=84&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715 & "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #16: GOVERNMENT & RULERS; ROMAN CATHOLICISM VEILS TRUE GOSPEL" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15YKczpo2Q8&index=85&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. Particularly see Steve's website http://www.HistoryCart.com.
    Other videos we have on early church history and Roman Catholicism are:
    "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY PROVES ROMAN CATHOLICISM FALSE" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP9jg2h3xjQ&index=11&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715, "HISTORICAL SPLIT BETWEEN ROMAN CATHOLICISM & THE CHRIST OF THE SCRIPTURE: MAN'S WORD OR GOD'S WORD?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUt7rC6a_3s&index=4&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715, "THE ORIGINAL EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH WAS NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC SYSTEM OF SALVATION" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujbtVmZ5wes&index=26&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715, "Vatican System: List of Murdered Popes, 75 Popes Approved Torture, Murder, Burning at the Stake" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsfuajeJJ_M&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=134. Further references: http://www.christiantruth.com/, http://www.bereanbeacon.org/ &
    http://www.cwrc-rz.org/. See also our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 153 videos and counting at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715.

    2 Timothy 4: 2-5, "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
    reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the
    time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after
    their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching
    ears;

    4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be
    turned unto fables.

    5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an
    evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."

  11. Roman Catholicism is the most powerful, widespread and subtle of all un-Biblical religious movements. It claims to be the only "true" church, and everything outside of it is labelled false and branded as heresy. All Protestants are "heretics" according to Romanism (see our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 153 videos & counting at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715; particularly see "The Pope in Rome Denounces True Christians & True Christian Churches to Justify His Own Religion" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMs1j3TsInI&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=128 & "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY PROVES ROMAN CATHOLICISM FALSE" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP9jg2h3xjQ&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=8; see too: http://www.christiantruth.com/ (particularly on historical matters concerning Roman Catholicism), http://www.BereanBeacon.org & http://www.CWRC-RZ.org).
    In reality the Roman Catholic hierarchy is not a church at all, but a
    gigantic religious, political organization. Because the average
    Protestant and multitudes of true believers are almost completely
    ignorant of the facts about Roman Catholicism, it is necessary to expose
    at the outset some of the most blatant of these. First it must be
    recognized that the Church of Rome has unscripturally appropriated the
    name "Catholic" (signifying 'worldwide') to mean only its own church.
    The true name for the miscalled Catholic Church should be the Roman
    Church. In the past it was called the Roman Catholic Church. Today,
    however, particularly in the USA, but also in some other
    non-Roman-Catholic lands, the name "Roman" has been cunningly dropped
    and it wishes to be known only as the Catholic Church. The Roman
    Catholic Church claims to be the one true Church, dating back to the
    beginning, organized by Jesus Christ Himself, with the disciple Peter as
    the first Pope and Vicar of Christ of earth (see our video "The Pope:
    False Gospel of Roman Catholicism (Part #2 in Romanist Apostasy Series)"
    at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RBTQcQDqjA).
    However, while the true "Catholic" Church (the Body of Christ scattered
    across the earth) was born in eternity in the Mind of God (Ephesians
    1:1-11), the Roman Catholic Church was not organized until about 313 AD
    with the advent of the Roman emperor Constantine. There was a local
    fellowship of true Christians located in and around Rome at the time but
    they had no more power than any other local congregation of believers
    found anywhere else in the world (think of the seven churches mentioned
    in Revelation chapters 1-3).This was the beginning of the union of
    Church and State. Constantine, however, did not oppose the old pagan
    worship of Rome; rather, he superimposed Christianity upon these pagan
    religions, adopting elements in both; and thus, by allowing the pagans
    to continue their heathen customs, he made it easy for them to adopt
    Christianity. The result was the Roman Catholic Church, which is a
    mixture of about one-third Christianity, one-third Judaism, and
    one-third paganism. The Roman Catholic Church thus pretends to accept
    most of the cardinal doctrines of Christendom, plus the holy days and
    priesthood copied from Judaism, and the superstitions and fetishes of
    paganism with its charms such as holy water, candles, and images. This
    only makes sense because Constantine was more of a politician than a
    real Christian. In fact Constantine did not even bother to get baptized
    until he was on his deathbed and that by the Arian heretic Eusebius of
    Nicomedia. Eusebius was a bishop of Berytus (modern-day Beirut) in
    Phoenicia, then of the See of Nicomedia, where the imperial court
    resided, and finally of Constantinople from 338 up to his death in 441.
    If Constantine would have really understood Biblical Christianity he
    would not have allowed heretics like Eusebius and others to flourish
    throughout his empire.Question: "What is Arianism?" Answer: Arianism is
    named for Arius, a teacher in the early 4th century A.D. One of the
    earliest and probably the most important item of debate among early
    Christians was the subject of Christ’s deity. Was Jesus truly God in the
    flesh or was Jesus a created being? Was Jesus God or just like God?
    Arius held that Jesus was created by God as the first act of creation,
    that Jesus was the crowning glory of all creation. Arianism, then, is
    the view that Jesus was a created being with divine attributes, but was
    not divine in and of Himself. Arianism misunderstands references to
    Jesus’ being tired (John 4:6) and not knowing the date of His return
    (Matthew 24:36).
    Yes, it is difficult to understand how God could be tired and/or not
    know something, but relegating Jesus to a created being is not the
    answer. Jesus was fully God, but He was also fully human. Jesus did not
    become a human being until the incarnation. Therefore, Jesus’
    limitations as a human being have no impact on His divine nature or
    eternality. A second major misinterpretation in Arianism is the meaning
    of “firstborn” (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15-20).
    Arians understand “firstborn” in these verses to mean that Jesus was
    “born” or “created” as the first act of creation. This is not the case.
    Jesus Himself proclaimed His self-existence and eternality (John 8:58; 10:30).
    John 1:1-2 tells us that Jesus was “in the beginning with God.” In
    Bible times, the firstborn son of a family was held in great honor
    (Genesis 49:3; Exodus 11:5; 34:19; Numbers 3:40; Psalm 89:27;
    Jeremiah 31:9). It is in this sense that Jesus is God’s firstborn.
    Jesus is the preeminent member of God’s family. Jesus is the anointed
    one, the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of
    Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). After nearly a century of debate at various early
    church councils, the Christian church officially denounced Arianism as a
    false doctrine. Since that time, Arianism has never been accepted as a
    viable doctrine of the Christian faith. Arianism has not died, however.
    Arianism has continued throughout the centuries in varying forms. The
    Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons of today hold a very Arian-like position
    on Christ’s nature. Just as the early church did, we must denounce any
    and all attacks on the deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (see
    our playlist "Dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Society" with
    22 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCF0ADB29C0EB8C40).While
    the pretended adoption of Christianity was hailed as a great victory
    for the Church, it was also, ironically, the beginning of her ruin. From
    this date we can trace all the innumerable errors of the Roman Church –
    Mariolatry, the mass, purgatory, limbo, the celibacy of priesthood,
    adoration and worship of images, indulgences, the infallibility of the
    Pope, the immaculate conception of Mary, and all the other unscriptural
    errors. Instead of a blessing it became the downfall of the organized
    church. Yet all the time during those dark ages which followed there was
    as always the body of true believers, members of the true Church,
    within the framework of the rapidly corrupting hierarchy of the Roman
    Catholic Church. Before Constantine the true Church was persecuted and
    threatened with extermination; after Constantine there emerged the Roman
    Church, patronized by the State and subsequently seeking temporal
    powers to rule and govern the State. This was the beginning of the Roman
    Catholic Church which has lasted until today.From the Day of Pentecost
    in Acts chapter 2 and throughout the next three centuries, the Church
    remained comparatively free from the serious errors which have
    characterized it since the beginning of the fourth century. Error was
    present even in the days of the Apostles, but the Church, suffering
    indescribable persecution, remained relatively pure in doctrine. After
    the wedding of Church and State by Constantine, however, the 'coming
    out' of the true believers from the apostate system became necessary.
    During the centuries from Constantine until the days of Luther there
    were groups which either separated themselves from the political and
    religious system, or else remained as a violent reaction against the
    increasing corruption. All of these were persecuted and many were
    martyred for their faith (see our video, "MARTYRS FOR CHRIST: THE
    MURDEROUS ROMAN CATHOLIC INQUISITION" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy95g5VhQ7w).
    The Roman Catholic Church at that time was not only recognized by the
    Roman Empire, but the State was ultimately compelled to bow to the
    edicts of the Church.For much more on the first three centuries of
    Christianity before Constantine listen to the excellent church history
    review of "Historical Theology" by church historian and scholar William
    Cunningham at http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=William_Cunningham; particularly note the first 9 lectures in "Historical Theology Volume #1".2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

  12. "Evangelical" Christianity (see our video "ECUMENICAL CHAOS: Going to Bed With Roman Catholic False Prophets & Idolaters" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S76Nvi6p0lw) is awash in bad theology (via Wesley & Finney), bad leadership
    (like Billy Graham & TBN), & Biblical ignorance (87% don't know the Gospel or what justification is) thus it seems to accept anyone who claims to be a Christian (like Romanists, Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists or whoever). For proof of this see the following: "Methodist Founder & Self Proclaimed Heathen John Wesley Said He Never Believed In or Loved God" (short version) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_bz2RyShFI & "JOHN WESLEY, FOUNDER OF METHODISM & AN ARMINIAN, SAID HE
    DID NOT LOVE GOD & WAS "AN HONEST HEATHEN" (long version) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vo3ljr7ccs; BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS: CHARLES GRANDISON FINNEY – PHONY REVIVALIST & ARCH-HERETIC at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rUbi8AJRw4, "Exclusive Interview with Dave Hunt about the Gospel-less Mother Teresa & Compromiser Billy Graham" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YtX1DirDI4&list=UUQ_EDvOtDAAWfCvGUhd6y3A, Our playlist "Dealing with Phony TV Preachers (TBN) & King James Onlyites" at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2CDA855486B09128 & "SAD STATE OF THE CHURCH: 87% OF EVANGELICAL "CHRISTIANS" DON'T KNOW WHAT GOSPEL JUSTIFICATION IS" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im4ozy_EiR4. See our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 119 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715, our playlist "Dealing with Mormonism, the Religion of Mitt Romney & Utah" with 20 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11CD0EE613306BB5 & our playlist "Dealing with Seventh-day Adventism & Their "Prophetess" at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5316CC6F66F24283
    with 23 videos. Billy Graham's false views on universal salvation
    & hell distort the Gospel message & is another reason he is so
    popular with the world (Galatians 1:6-10, see our playlist "Dealing with
    Hell, Lake of Fire, Unpopular Bible Doctrines" with 30 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE04A1D0DFE95B95E). Please reference the websites: http://www.BereanBeacon.org & http://www.CWRC-RZ.org. The simple Biblical fact is that few are going to be saved from the wrath of God & hell (Luke 13:23-30, Matthew 7:13-29,
    etc.); see our video on this: "Unpopular Bible Doctrines #2: Many
    "Christians" Are Not Real; God Loves Judgment; No Forgiveness" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJIlReP9SFw.
    All the ecumenical "love" & "harmony" in the world is not going to
    change the fact that God still hates false religions (Deuteronomy 28:64, 32:17, 21, Leviticus 17:7, Psalm 106:37, Jeremiah 44:3, 1 Corinthians 10:20, see also http://biblehub.com/deuteronomy/32-17.htm) & false doctrine (Revelation 2:6,14-15, 2 Peter 2:15, etc.). Thus following the Bible alone is the only safe path to travel (2 Timothy 3:15-17,
    4:2-5, 1 Timothy 1:3-11, 6:3-5, etc.; see our video "WITHOUT "SOLA SCRIPTURA" (THE BIBLE ALONE), WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcMnF6tgya0). 2 Timothy 2:15

  13. To see all of former Roman Catholic priest for 22 years Richard Bennett's videos & articles go to his website http://www.BereanBeacon.org. Our YouTube channel CAnswersTV (which stands for Christian Answers Television – https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV) has posted many videos by Richard Bennett. Here are some of the most
    popular of Richard's videos as found on our channel : "A Nun's Story: From Convent Bondage (Sexual Desire, Dating Priests, Rituals, No Bible) to Jesus" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph8tpLveaE4 – over 261,000 viewings,

     "FORMER ROMAN CATHOLIC "BRIDE OF CHRIST" NUN TESTIFIES OF ABNORMAL LIFE IN THE CONVENT" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDAT_BgtnBc&t=803s – over 160,000 viewings,

    ""Are Catholics Christian?" Answered by Priest for 22 Years Richard Bennett & the Catholic Catechism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu4fjSTRgRI&t=1836s – over 59,000 viewings,
     
    "INTERVIEW WITH FORMER ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS & A NUN ON WHY THEY LEFT THE CHURCH OF ROME" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIt43tFTmLc – over 29,000 viewings,

    "Former Roman Catholic Priest for 22 Years Richard Bennett Answers Questions About Roman Catholicism" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k-jvWchaXE&t=1838s – over 20,000 viewings,

    "THE ORIGINAL EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH WAS NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC SYSTEM OF SALVATION" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujbtVmZ5wes&t=289s – over 13,000 viewings,

    "Former Roman Catholic Priest for 22 Years Says Roman Catholicism Opposes Absolute Biblical Truth" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0OdEg8nUvw&t=454s – over 10,000 viewings,

    "MARTYRS FOR CHRIST: THE MURDEROUS ROMAN CATHOLIC INQUISITION" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy95g5VhQ7w, – over 10,000 viewings,

    "HISTORICAL FACTS: "THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY" ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH & ITS GLOBAL JESUIT AGENDA" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8da7RFp53k&t=17s – over 9,000 viewings,

    "Vatican System: List of Murdered Popes, 75 Popes Approved Torture, Murder, Burning at the Stake" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsfuajeJJ_M&t=204s – over 3,000 viewings & others.

    Titus 1:15-16,
    "To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and
    unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience
    are defiled. 16 They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny
    Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed."

  14. Question: "Is the perpetual virginity of Mary biblical?" Answer: It is the official position of the Roman Catholic Church that Jesus' mother Mary remained a virgin for her entire life. Is this concept biblical? Before we look at specific Scriptures, it is important to understand why the Roman Catholic Church believes in the perpetual virginity of Mary. The Roman Catholic Church views Mary as "the Mother of God" and "Queen of Heaven." Catholics believe Mary to have an exalted place in
    Heaven, with the closest access to Jesus and God the Father. Such a concept is nowhere taught in Scripture. Further, even if Mary did occupy such an exalted position, her having sexual intercourse would not have prevented her from gaining such a position. Sex in marriage is not sinful. Mary would have in no way defiled herself by having sexual relations with
    Joseph her husband. The entire concept of the perpetual virginity of
    Mary is based on an unbiblical teaching, Mary as Queen of Heaven, and on
    an unbiblical understanding of sex. So, what does the Bible say about
    the perpetual virginity of Mary? Using the New American Bible, which is a
    Catholic translation, we can see that the perpetual virginity of Mary
    is not taught in the Bible. Matthew 1:25
    NAB tells us, "He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and
    he named him Jesus." He, Joseph, did not have sexual relations with her,
    Mary, UNTIL after she bore a son, Jesus." The meaning of this Scripture
    is abundantly clear. Joseph and Mary did not have sexual relations
    until after Jesus was born. Matthew 13:55-56
    NAB declares, "Is He not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother named
    Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not His
    sisters all with us?" Catholics claim, correctly, that the Greek terms
    for "brothers" and "sisters" in these verses could also refer to male
    and female relatives, not necessarily literal brothers and sisters.
    However, the intended meaning is clear, they thought Jesus to be
    Joseph's son, the son of Mary, and the brother of James, Joseph, Simon,
    and Judas, and the brother of the unnamed and unnumbered sisters.
    Father, mother, brother, sister. It is straining the meaning of the text
    to interpret “brothers” and “sisters” as "cousins" or "relatives" with
    the mentioning of Jesus' mother and father. Matthew 12:46
    NAB tells us, "While He was still speaking to the crowds, His mother
    and His brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with Him." See also
    Mark 3:31-34; Luke 8:19-21; John 2:12; and Acts 1:14.
    All mention Jesus' mother with His brothers. If they were His cousins,
    or the sons of Joseph from a previous marriage, why were they mentioned
    with Mary so often? The idea of the perpetual virginity of Mary cannot
    be drawn from Scripture. It must be forced on Scripture, in
    contradiction to what the Scriptures clearly state. Question: "What is
    Mariology?" Answer: Mariology is the theological study of Mary, the
    mother of Jesus. Within the Roman Catholic Church, Mary is venerated
    over all other saints. Anglicans share some of the beliefs of Roman
    Catholic Mariology, but not all. The Eastern Orthodox Church calls Mary
    the “God-bearer,” emphasizing Mary’s status as the mother of God
    Incarnate, gives her the title “Ever Virgin,” and emphasizes her sublime
    holiness, her share in redemption, and her role as a mediator of grace.
    Most Protestants endorse the Apostles’ Creed, which acknowledges the
    virgin birth of Christ, do they not believe in most of the other tenets
    of Mariology. Protestants denounce the veneration of Mary as practiced
    by Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. The four dogmas of Roman
    Catholic Mariology are: 1) the title “Mother of God”; 2) the Immaculate
    Conception; 3) the Perpetual Virginity of Mary; and 4) the Assumption of
    Mary. Mother of God: In AD 431, the Council of Ephesus countered the
    Nestorian heresy by declaring that Mary was truly the Mother of God:
    “Not that the nature of the Word or his divinity received the beginning
    of its existence from Mary, but the holy body, animated by a rational
    soul, which the Word of God united to himself, was born from Mary.” One
    problem with this wording is that it awakened the old Arian heresy that
    the Logos (Jesus) was a created being. In AD 451, at the Council of
    Chalcedon, Leo, Bishop of Rome, ratified the decision that Mary was
    theotokos (“God-bearer”) only as to the humanity of Jesus. The title had
    nothing to do with Jesus’ divinity as the eternal Word of God. The
    Chalcedonian definition added the words “as to the manhood” immediately
    after theotokos, which should have ended erroneous thinking. But the
    populace took this word theotokos as an uplifting of Mary’s status and
    started to venerate her. The term theotokos was not incorporated into
    the Nicene Creed of 321 or the Constantinopolitan Creed of 381. Neither
    is that expression used in the Anglican Articles or in the Westminster
    Confession of Faith. Immaculate Conception: This tenet of Mariology
    holds that Mary, at her conception, was sinless (immaculate), preserved
    from original sin. According to the Roman Catholic Encyclopedia of
    Theology, no statement of Mary’s being free from original sin is found
    in the West before AD 1000. It was not until 1854 that faith in Mary’s
    Immaculate Conception was taught as an official church dogma. Perpetual
    Virginity: According to Roman Catholic Mariology, Mary was always a
    virgin before, during, and after giving birth to Jesus. The Roman
    Catholic Encyclopedia of Theology admits that the formula of “virginity
    before, in and after giving birth” did not come into use till after the
    7th century. Assumption: The Assumption of Mary teaches that Mary, when
    she died, was taken up (assumed) body and soul into heavenly glory. It
    was not until 1950 that Pope Pius XII defined the doctrine of “Mary’s
    bodily assumption into heaven.” Mary’s role in salvation: Another
    element of Roman Catholic Mariology is the belief that, at the
    conception of Jesus, Mary entered into a spiritual union with Him. Pope
    John Paul II discussed Mary’s place in the plan of salvation in the
    encyclical Redemptoris Mater, emphasizing “the special presence of the
    Mother of God in the mystery of Christ and his Church. For this is a
    fundamental dimension emerging from the Mariology of the Council.” Pope
    Benedict XVI stated that “Christology and Mariology are inseparably
    interwoven.” The Catholic Encyclopedia states, “In [Mary’s] Fiat of
    faith, she received salvation for all. . . . Mary’s mediatorship is to
    be understood on the level of the solidarity of all mankind which is in
    need of redemption. . . .The function of Mary in salvation determines
    her relation to the Church. . . . Mary is mother of the Church under
    this more individualistic aspect, since she is effectively concerned for
    the salvation of each individual” (pages 898–901). Within Catholicism,
    there is a drive to define a new Marian dogma in which Catholics, as a
    matter of faith, would be obliged to accept these three doctrines: 1)
    Mary participates in redemption with Jesus Christ; 2) grace is granted
    by Jesus only through the intercession of Mary; and 3) all prayers from
    the faithful must flow through Mary, who brings them to the attention of
    her Son. This movement would, in practice, redefine the Trinity as a
    kind of Quartet. The idea that Mary is a co-redemptrix or mediatrix
    contradicts 1 Timothy 2:5, which says, “For there is one God and one
    mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” Jesus is the
    Mediator. There is no mediator between man and Jesus. Jesus Himself
    dwells in believers; thus, no other mediator is required (Colossians 1:27).
    Nowhere in Scripture does Jesus or anyone else direct any praise,
    glory, or adoration toward Mary. Mary was present at the cross when
    Jesus died (John 19:25). Mary was also with the apostles on the day of Pentecost (Acts 1:14).
    However, Mary is never mentioned again after Acts 1. The apostles did
    not give Mary a prominent role. Mary’s death is not recorded in the
    Bible. Nothing is said about Mary ascending to heaven or having an
    exalted role there. As the earthly mother of Jesus, Mary should be
    respected, but she is not worthy of worship or adoration. The Bible
    nowhere indicates that Mary can hear our prayers or that she can mediate
    for us with God. Mary herself sets the example for us in directing her
    worship, adoration, and praise to God alone: “My soul glorifies the Lord
    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the
    humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me
    blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is His
    name” (Luke 1:46–49). For more see our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 154 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. Titus 1:9-16

  15. See our video "The Homosexual Pope, Priests, Universalists, Evolutionists & Disunited Roman Catholic Apologists" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hThonwrX6QU which shows from Roman Catholic sources themselves that one of their popes was a practicing homosexual, that almost 50% of Roman Catholic priests are homosexuals (for more on this see our video "FORMER ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST SAYS CHURCH OF ROME HAS A FALSE GOSPEL & WIDESPREAD HOMOSEXUALITY" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y4C-nBQ3mE), that the Roman church buys the theory of evolution which denies the first eleven chapters of Genesis in the Bible, that Pope John Paul II kissed the Muslim Qur'an & said Islam has the same god as Roman Catholics have (see the videos "Top Ten Reasons Muhammad Is Not a Prophet" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO8sZ1JyP1A, "Ten MORE Reasons Muhammad Is Not a Prophet" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4p7HuuhF8k, "50 Reasons Muhammad Was Not a Prophet (in Under Five Minutes)" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q3f15NXrLI, "David Wood: Five Reasons the Quran Is Not the Word of God" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvlzlBov9zc, "Who Killed Muhammad?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6st_tFj6ouM, "Why Did Muhammad Wear Women's Clothing?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-50CraaniT0; also see http://www.AnsweringMuslims.com & http://www.MuslimHope.com) & how Roman Catholic apologists are at each others' throats because of the vast differences within Romanism itself. There are a wide variety of different types of religionists who still refer to themselves as Roman Catholics. There are types of Romanists who do not accept Vatican II Romanists or their popes since the time of Vatican II (called sedevacantists – for more on this brand of Romanists see the website http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/). To learn more about particular brands of Romanism & which group of Romanists you might belong to if you are Roman Catholic please see our video called The Homosexual Pope, Priests, Universalists, Evolutionists & Disunited Roman Catholic Apologists at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hThonwrX6QU & our video "Theological Debate with a Roman Catholic Monsignor/Review #2: Idolatry Okay?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwkrtRTtA7g&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=17. For others wanting to learn about the entire spectrum of Romanist heretical theology please see our playlist, "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 154 videos & counting at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. See Rob Zins' website also at http://www.CWRC-RZ.ORG. Also see http://www.BereanBeacon.org. Titus 1: 14-16, "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."

  16. Praying the rosary is promoted within the Catholic Church as a means of strengthening one’s faith, resisting evil, growing spiritually, and generally benefiting society. While some of the prayer of the rosary is scriptural, the whole second half of the “Hail Mary” and portions of the “Hail, Holy Queen” are blatantly unbiblical. While the first part of the Hail Mary is almost a direct quotation from Luke 1:28, there is no scriptural basis for (1) praying to Mary, (2) addressing her as “holy,” or (3) calling her “our life” and “our hope.” Praying the rosary involves giving attributes to Mary that the Bible never gives her. To call Mary “holy”—the Catholic Church teaches that Mary never sinned or had any taint of original sin—is not biblical. The Bible calls
    all believers “saints,” which can be interpreted as “holy ones,” but
    Scripture says that the righteousness believers have is the imparted
    righteousness from Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).
    In this life, no one is yet sanctified from sin in practice (1 John
    1:9—2:1). Jesus is called our Savior repeatedly in Scripture because He
    saved us from our sin. In Luke 1:47,
    Mary calls God her “Savior.” Savior from what? A sinless person does
    not need a Savior. Sinners need a Savior. Mary acknowledged that God was
    her Savior. Therefore, Mary acknowledged that she was a sinner. Jesus
    came to save us from our sins (Matthew 1:21).
    The Roman Catholic Church claims that Mary was saved from sin
    differently from everyone else—that she was saved from sin through the
    immaculate conception (her being conceived free of sin). But is this
    teaching scriptural? The Roman Catholic Church openly admits that this
    doctrine is not found in Scripture. When a young man addressed Jesus as
    “good Master” (Matthew 19:16–17),
    Jesus asked why he called Him “good” since there is none good but one,
    God. Jesus was trying to make the young man aware that he was using the
    term good too loosely. In praying the rosary, Catholics use the term
    holy too loosely. No one, including Mary, is holy but God. This ties in
    with Romans 3:10–23, Romans 5:12,
    and countless other passages that stress the fact that in God’s eyes no
    one measures up. Never is Mary excluded from such all-encompassing
    statements. But praying the rosary has an even more basic problem,
    namely, that much of the prayer directed to Mary, not to God. We are
    never told in the Bible whether anyone else in heaven can even hear us.
    God alone is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-present. When Jesus
    taught His disciples to pray, He taught them to address their prayers to
    God the Father. Every example of prayer in the Bible is addressed to
    God alone. There is never a single example of someone praying to any
    “saint” or angel or anyone else (besides prayers to false gods).
    Further, any time that a pious person prostrates himself (in a religious
    setting) to honor someone else besides God (chiefly to the apostles or
    angels), he is told to get up, to stop it (Acts 10:25–26; 14:13–16; Matthew 4:10; Revelation 19:10;
    22:8–9). The Roman Catholic Church states that it worships God alone
    but “venerates” Mary and the saints. What is the difference? A person
    praying the rosary spends more time calling out to Mary than to God. For
    every one praise of God in the rosary, there are ten praises of Mary!
    Praying the rosary also assigns a task to Mary that the Bible never
    assigns her. Jesus is our Redeemer (Galatians 3:13; 4:4–5; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18–19;
    Revelation 5:9), our heavenly Advocate (1 John 2:1), and our one and
    only Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5). The “Hail, Holy Queen” portion of the
    rosary prayer calls Mary our “most gracious advocate.” This is a direct
    contradiction of the clear biblical teaching that only Jesus is our
    go-between. Praying the rosary requires Catholics to call upon Mary as
    the “holy Queen.” The only time in Scripture that the title “Queen of
    Heaven” is found, the term is used in a negative way (Jeremiah 7:17–19; 44:16–27). The Bible never pictures Mary as a queen; rather, she calls herself “the Lord’s servant” (Luke 1:38).
    She is never given a crown or authority over heaven and earth.
    Likewise, is it appropriate, while praying the rosary, to call Mary our
    “life” and “hope”? Again, these are terms that are used of God alone in
    Scripture (John 1:1–14; Colossians 3:4; 1 Timothy 1:1; Ephesians 2:12; Titus 2:13).
    The practice of saying the rosary runs contrary to Scripture in a
    number of ways. Only God can hear our prayers. Only God can answer our
    prayers. We have one intermediary (Jesus), and it is in His name we
    pray, not Mary’s. See our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism,
    Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 155 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. Titus 1:9-16

  17. The Roman Catholic understanding of the Eucharist says that after the words of consecration given by the priest or bishop, the bread and wine are changed in substance to the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus and only remain bread in wine in appearance and taste (Decree Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, Thirteenth Session, Ch. 4, The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, trans. H. J. Schroeder, [TAN Books and Publishers, 1978], p. 75; Decree Concerning
    the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, Canons on the Most Holy
    Sacramental of the Eucharist, Canon 1, The Canons and Decrees of the
    Council of Trent, trans. H. J. Schroeder, [TAN Books and Publishers,
    1978], p. 79). Rome also claims that the Eucharist is a propitious
    sacrifice and “that the principle fruit of the most Holy Eucharist is
    the remission of sins” (Decree Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of the
    Eucharist, Canons on the Most Holy Sacramental of the Eucharist, Canon
    5, The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, trans. H. J.
    Schroeder, [TAN Books and Publishers, 1978], p. 79). The 1994 Catechism
    of the Catholic Church says, “The Eucharist is thus a sacrifice because
    it re-presents (makes present) the sacrifice of the cross, because it is
    a memorial and because it applies its fruit” (Catechism of the Catholic
    Church, [DoubleDay, 1994], par. 1366, p. 380). It also says, “The
    sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single
    sacrifice . . . only the manner of offering is different. And since in
    this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ
    who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the alter of the cross is
    contained and offered in an unbloody manner . . . this sacrifice is
    truly propitiatory” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, [DoubleDay,
    1994], par. 1367, p. 381). When Rome says the sacrifice of the Mass is
    propitiatory, this means that when the Catholic takes it, God’s attitude
    towards them allegedly changes from being angry to favourable. Catholic
    writer John Anthony O’Brien sums up the Catholic mindset on the mass in
    his book The Faith of Millions which received the Nihil Obstat and
    imprimatur, showing the Roman church approves of it: “When the priest
    pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into
    heaven, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our
    alter to be offered up again as the Victim for the sins of man. . . .
    The priest then speaks and lo! Christ, the eternal and omnipotent God,
    bows his head in humble obedience to the priest’s command. . . . No
    wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially fond of
    applying to the priest is that of ‘alter Christus.’ For the priest is
    and should be another Christ” (John Anthony O'Brien, The Faith of
    Millions: The Credentials of the Catholic Religion, [Our Sunday Visitor
    Publishing, 1974], pp. 255-256). Finally, papalism states that the bread
    and wine are to be worshiped and venerated as God. The Council of Trent
    stated Catholics should “give to this most holy sacrament in veneration
    the worship of latria, which is due to the true God” (Decree Concerning
    the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, Thirteenth Session, Ch. 5,
    The Worship and Veneration to be Shown to this Most Holy Sacrament, The
    Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, trans. H. J. Schroeder, [TAN
    Books and Publishers, 1978], p. 76). Rome says that “the Eucharist is
    the sum and summary of our faith” (Catechism of the Catholic Church,
    [DoubleDay, 1994], par. 1372, p. 369). Therefore, if her teaching on the
    Eucharist is clearly refuted biblically and by primitive extrabiblical
    sources, then Roman Catholicism itself is refuted as a false faith.
    Biblical Response to Transubstantiation New Testament doesn’t teach
    priests existed or presided over Eucharist. In the twenty-third session
    of the Council of Trent in Canon 1, Rome claims the New Testament
    priesthood has the power to consecrate and offer the bread and wine for
    the forgiveness of sins (Canons on the Sacrament of Order, Session 23,
    Canon 1, The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, trans. H. J.
    Schroeder, [TAN Books and Publishers, 1978], pp. 162-163). So in a sense
    Rome’s doctrine of the Mass depends upon the validity of her idea that
    God ordained a New Testament priesthood and their ability to consecrate
    and offer the bread and wine. However, as we have shown in our other
    material, there is no New Testament priesthood. Presbyters, contra Rome,
    as we proved, were not priests but identical to elders or bishops.
    Moreover, there is no evidence the presbyters, who Rome erroneously
    claims were priests, were in charge of presiding over the Eucharist in
    the primitive church. As Catholic scholar Richard P. McBrian notes, “It
    is not clear, however, that anyone in particular was commissioned to
    preside over the Eucharist in the beginning. . . . Indeed, there is no
    compelling evidence that they [apostles] presided when they were
    present, or that a chain of ordination from Apostle to bishop to priest
    was required for presiding” (Richard P. McBrien, Catholicism: New
    Edition, [HarperOne, 1994], pp. 866-867). Since the priesthood as well
    as the idea that they presided over the Eucharist in primitive
    God-ordained Christianity is false, then Rome’s doctrine of the Mass,
    which depends on those ideas, is also refuted. Elements still called
    “bread and wine” even after alleged transubstantiation in New Testament.
    In Matthew 26:26-28
    Jesus says the bread and wine were His body and blood (what Rome calls
    consecrating the elements). However, if transubstantiation is true and
    this was literal, why does Jesus then continue to identify the wine as
    “fruit of the vine,” i.e., mere wine, in v. 29? Similarly, after
    mentioning consecration in 1 Corinthians 11:24-25,
    why does Paul continue to refer to the elements simply “bread” and “the
    cup” in vv. 26-27. This is inconsistent with the Roman view that a
    literal change in substance has taken place. Drinking Jesus’ literal
    blood violates biblical prohibitions on drinking blood. In both the Old
    and New Testaments we see prohibition of drinking blood. If one adopts
    Rome’s literalistic view of transubstantiation, they have to believe
    they are violating these commands. In Leviticus 17:14
    for example we read: “For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is
    identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, You
    are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its
    blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off” (Leviticus 17:14). Leviticus 17:10
    also forbids the eating of “any blood.” This is significant because
    part of Jesus’ mission was to obey the Law perfectly as the spotless
    Lamb (see Galatians 4:4; Luke 3:22; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26; 1 Peter 1:19; 2:22; 3:18).
    For Catholics to claim Jesus engaged in and allowed His disciples to
    drink literal blood would be to say before the institution of the New
    Covenant Jesus engaged in the breaking of the Mosaic Law and was hence
    not a spotless lamb who perfectly obeyed the Law. The New Covenant was
    not instituted until Jesus’ blood was shed on the cross (see Luke 22:10; Hebrews 9:15-16).
    Therefore, Rome’s idea forces one to believe prior to the doing away
    with the Old Covenant and Mosaic Law, Jesus engaged in and allowed the
    violation of it. What is more, even according to Jesus’ New Covenant
    rules, drinking blood is forbidden. Hence, the case is settled clearly
    on this issue. The conclusion of the Acts 15 council was that Gentiles,
    like Jews, were not to drink blood (Acts 15:20). Acts 21:25
    confirms the same thing. If Jesus was speaking symbolically about His
    blood being wine we are to drink then the biblical mandate is not
    violated. But if one agrees with the literalistic Roman view then it
    definitely is. Rome’s view is cannibalism. If Rome is right about the
    bread being the literal body of Christ, and that Catholics actually eat
    it, then this is cannibalism. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:
    Eleventh Edition defines a cannibal as “one that eats the flesh of its
    own kind” (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Eleventh Edition,
    [Merriam-Webster, 2004], p. 180). Since as a result of the incarnation
    it is a fact that Jesus is fully man (hypostatic union), this means if
    Catholics are correct then by eating his literal flesh they are engaging
    in cannibalism. The problem is when Scripture mentions cannibalism, it
    is seen to be evil and a judgement from God (see Leviticus 26:27-29; Deuteronomy 28:49, 53-57; Jeremiah 19:8-9; Lamentations 2:20; 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10).
    In one of the examples we read, “27But if in spite of this you will not
    listen to me, but walk contrary to me, 28then I will walk contrary to
    you in fury, and I myself will discipline you sevenfold for your sins.
    29You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of
    your daughters” (Leviticus 26:27-29).
    This is not something positive according to Holy Scripture. Instead if
    people engage in it, it usually means they are under God’s wrath. For
    more see "Proof the Roman Catholic Mass is unbiblical and
    anti-Christian" at http://www.reformedapologeticsministries.com/2014/03/proof-roman-catholic-mass-is-unbiblical.html & see our playlist " Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 147 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. Titus 1:9-16

  18. “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” —Luke 13:23-24 Do you understand the question in the above Scripture? “Lord, are there few that be saved?” Someone came to Jesus and wanted to know if “few” people were saved. It's interesting that the person didn't ask if “many” people were saved. Evidently the person had been listening to Jesus' preaching and became convinced that few people were really saved. When the Bible speaks of being “saved,” it means saved from God's wrath upon Christ-rejecting sinners in Hell (for more on hell see our playlist
    "Dealing with Hell, Lake of Fire, Unpopular Bible Doctrines" with 30
    videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE04A1D0DFE95B95E & "Eternal Punishment, Part 1" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12607145320 & "Eternal Punishment, Part 2" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12607143539).
    Romans 5:9, “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall
    be saved from wrath through Him.” All Christ-rejecters go to Hell if
    they die in their sins. If a person is “saved,” then they are going to
    Heaven when they die. Romans 10:13,
    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” We
    are saved from the eternal consequences of sin, which is punishment in
    hellfire. To be saved is synonymous with being “born again.” When a
    person becomes a born-again child of God, they are saved eternally.
    EVERY human being MUST to be saved (i.e., born again) to enter into
    Heaven. John 3:3, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom
    of God.” If a person dies in their sins without believing on Jesus as
    the Savior, the Son of God, they will burn in Hell forever (Revelation 20:11-15).Just as the disciple who asked Jesus the question in Luke 13:23,
    I myself often wonder how few are truly born again believers. I dare
    say not many. Let's consider the question again…“Lord, are there few
    that be saved?” There are over one billion Catholics in the world who
    errantly believe that the Catholic Church is going to save them. Roman
    Catholics do not trust Jesus Christ alone; but rather, rely upon manmade
    traditions and self-righteous works to save them. According to the Word
    of God, genuine Catholics are hellbound in their sins because they are
    trusting in self-righteousness (Romans 3:20;
    10:3-4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5, see our playlist "Dealing with
    Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 147 videos &
    counting at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715).
    There are over one billion Islamic Muslims in the world who deny that
    Jesus Christ ever died upon a cross for our sins (see our playlist
    "Dealing with Islam, Muslims: Sunni, Shi'ite, Alawites, Sufis" with 67
    videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1C7F68B548009FDD). According to the Bible, they are antichrists and liars on their way to Hell (1st John 2:22-23).
    There are over 183,000 cults in Japan alone that deny Jesus Christ as
    the only Savior of the world. Other false religions include Scientology,
    Hinduism, Wicca, Buddhism, Seventh Day Adventism, Zoroastrianism, Greek
    Orthodox, Judaism, Jehovah Witness, Mormonism, Freemasonry, and many
    more (see our YouTube channel CAnswersTV at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV
    with over 615 videos covering most of these anti Christian religions in
    detail). Why do I call them “false religions”? It's simply because they
    all corrupt the Biblical teaching of salvation, i.e., the gospel (see
    our playlist "Dealing with Anti Trinitarians (UPC) & Early Church
    History" with 48 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9931642C7C8FFEAB).
    Most false religions ADD works to faith. Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses
    DENY the deity of Jesus Christ (i.e., that He is Almighty God) – see our
    playlists "Dealing with Mormonism, the Religion of Mitt Romney &
    Utah" with 20 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11CD0EE613306BB5 & "Dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Society" with 22 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCF0ADB29C0EB8C40.
    Seventh Day Adventists falsely and deceitfully redefine faith to mean
    works (see our playlist, "Dealing with Seventh-day Adventism & Their
    "Prophetess" with 23 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5316CC6F66F24283).
    There are hundreds of millions of followers of Hinduism who deny Jesus
    as the Savior, the Son of God (see our playlist "Dealing with Anti
    Christ Cults, "New Age" & World Religions" with 42 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL69A3047B3497590A).
    Judaism denies that Jesus is the Messiah. The same Pharisaical Jews who
    crucified Jesus 2,000 years ago are crucifying Him today. The
    Campbellite Church of Christ deceitfully speaks of faith in Christ, but
    also requires water baptism and living the Christian life to be saved.
    That is works salvation, which is a lie of the Devil (Romans 3:20; Romans 4:5-6, see our playlist "Dealing with "Saved by Works & Baptism", "Church of Christ" with 72 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBD55090718DA6D3D).
    Every Catholic claims not to worship Mary, but the second commandment
    (Exodus 20:3-5) forbids even bowing to Mary (which every Catholic does,
    for more on the Roman Catholic installation of the worship of saints,
    images, & polytheism in church history hear "Perseverance of the
    Saints & the Worship of Saints (Historical Theology Vol. 1, #17)" at
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=14101149112 & "The Worship of Images & Civil Authorities (Historical Theology Vol. 1, #18)" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=15101057200).
    There are hundreds of millions of so-called Charismatic &
    Pentecostal "Christians" who trade the Word of God for their own wild
    emotional experiences & replace the Biblical gospel for a gospel of
    "heath & wealth" despite 1 Timothy 6:10
    saying, "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
    some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
    themselves through with many sorrows" – see our two video series on
    this: "Blasphemous Charismatic & Pentecostal Mayhem #1: Mad
    Delusional Experiences Replace Scripture Alone" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbv7YsyMf0I
    begins one series while "AGONY OF THE PHONY WORD-FAITH TV PREACHERS #1:
    MIND SCIENCE ORIGINS OF KENNETH HAGIN & HIS DISCIPLES" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwQ5BLrYD_U&list=PL2CDA855486B09128&index=4
    begins another series. Even secular humanism, atheism & agnosticism
    can be considered faith based religions due to the fact that atheists
    & humanists have a faith that God does not exist while agnostics are
    willingly ignorant concerning God (see our playlist "Dealing with "God
    Hating" Atheists, Agnostics, Know-It-Alls" with 20 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL640E505B96CD6B39). Many animistic religions exist throughout the world as well which are described in Romans 1:18-32, see our video "FOREIGN MISSIONS FOR CHRIST: PREACHING TO CANNIBALS, WITCH DOCTORS & TRIBAL NATIVES" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACnDLyXa9H0.
    All of the religions I have just mentioned account for well over seven
    eighths of the earth's population or more. Keep in mind, besides all of
    this, Jesus said, "And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to
    go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
    kingdom of God" (Matthew 19:24).
    Who are considered "rich people"? It's not just millionaires &
    world leaders but many lesser wealthy persons who exceed the vast
    majority of mankind in money & possessions (Luke16:19-31 is a good
    example of this in the parable of the rich man & Lazarus). See the
    video "It is Difficult for Americans to Enter Heaven – Tim Conway" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDwNGXciNCQ.
    Statistics provided in this video show that even the poorest Americans
    living in the United States have a better net income than most of the
    world. For instance, according to Forbes magazine, June 1, 2013, the
    bottom 5% of United States citizens are richer than 68% of people living
    throughout the rest of the world; U.S. citizens who make $50,000 a year
    are richer than 99.69% of the people in the rest of the world; U.S.
    citizens who make $20,000 a year are richer than 96% of the people in
    the rest of the world, U.S. citizens who make $10,000 a year are richer
    than 84% of the people in the rest of the world; U.S. citizens who make
    $100,000 a year are in a category that only 8 out of every 10,000 people
    achieve in the entire world. Will it be difficult for rich Americans
    who don't think they're rich to enter into the kingdom of heaven? Jesus
    already gave the answer. For more on this hear "Those Whom God Hates He
    Is Often Pleased To Give Plenty Of Earthly Things To, Edwards" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=427121150346
    by the well known theologian Jonathan Edwards who also preached the
    most famous sermon on North American soil called, "Sinners in the Hands
    of an Angry God" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=770213541.
    The best way to interpret the Bible is with the Bible. God said what He
    meant and meant what He said. Let the Bible speak for itself. Jesus
    answered the question in Luke 13:24
    with the following words…“…for many, I say unto you, will seek to
    enter in, and shall not be able.” Most of the people in this world are
    going straight to Hell when they die because they have not been born
    again (hear "Few Saved From A Burning Hell" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=3514145121).
    Lies and deception are everywhere! "TRUE BELIEVERS & NON BELIEVERS
    ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF THE REFORMATION: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_dN0oC57Rk).

  19. It's always exciting to see the Sovereignty of God in action during true evangelism activities. You don't need fake "sales techniques" to get "converts." Recently SermonAudio put a testimony of a French lady who came to the Lord out of Roman Catholicism through our videos on YouTube in their "Staff Picks" section. You can hear "Testimony: Camille Jolly"
    at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=6414192554 (or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oXfZEP6hL4). Glory to God alone for this. Larry Wessels, Director, Christian Answers of Austin, Texas / Christian Debater YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV Home Church: Dayspring Fellowship, Austin, Texas http://www.dsf.org/, Reformed Baptist Pastor: Greg Van Court at http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Greg_Van_Court 2 Timothy 4:2-5

  20. Our YouTube channel CAnswersTV (which stands for Christian Answers Television) features over 670 videos from a Biblical worldview organized according to topics. Our main channel can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV where all our videos & playlists are on display. Here are our available playlists:
    1. "Popular Uploads" at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV/videos?shelf_id=2&view=0&sort=p

    2. "Dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Society" with 25 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCF0ADB29C0EB8C40.

    3. "Dealing with Islam, Muslims: Sunni, Shi'ite, Alawites, Sufis" with 73 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1C7F68B548009FDD.

    4. "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 153 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715.

    5. "Dealing with Darwin's Metaphysical Evolution Religion" with 21 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0703E78058346A52.

    6. "Dealing with Seventh-day Adventism & Their "Prophetess" with 26 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5316CC6F66F24283.

    7. "Dealing with Anti Trinitarians (UPC) & Early Church History" with 53 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9931642C7C8FFEAB.

    8. "Dealing with "God Hating" Atheists, Agnostics, Know-It-Alls" with 21 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL640E505B96CD6B39.

    9. "Dealing with Phony TV Preachers (TBN) & King James Onlyites" with 30 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2CDA855486B09128.

    10. "Dealing with UFOs, Ghosts, Magic, Spiritual Warfare, Satan" with 19 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2CF1129D311BF9A6.

    11. "Radio Shows with National Christian Authors & Music Vids" with 52 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF01B4264276D2990.

    12. "Dealing with Black Muslims, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam" with 25 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD3B79AA00CCF21B7.

    13. "Dealing with Mormonism, The Con Man Religion of Joseph Smith, Jr." with 23 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11CD0EE613306BB5.

    14. "Dealing with Hell, Lake of Fire, Unpopular Bible Doctrines" with 33 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE04A1D0DFE95B95E.

    15. "Dealing with AntiChrist Cults, "New Age" & World Religions" with 45 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL69A3047B3497590A.

    16. "Dealing with "Saved by Works & Baptism", "Church of Christ" with 75 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBD55090718DA6D3D.

    17. "Charles H. Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, Our Spanish Videos" with 26 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE91032ED05E42487.

    18. "End Times, Supernatural Prophecies, Tough Bible Questions" with 49 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL141F261EEFCFD536.

    19. "Dealing with Predestination, Arminianism & Calvinism" with 82 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA932903698A56780.

    We also have channels on Sermon Audio at http://www.sermonaudio.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=christiananswers & http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Larry_Wessels. Although the 30 plus videos we have posted on http://www.SermonAudio.com
    are also on YouTube the thing that makes these particular videos of
    interest is that we have produced written transcripts of many of them
    which has helped quite a few people. Once you click on one of the
    transcribed videos scroll down to "Sermon Transcription" & choose
    your options: "View Transcript!," "Download PDF," or "Send to Kindle."
    Viewers also have the option of over 20 different languages to get the
    transcription in by going to the "Google Translation" option. Everything
    is free with nothing to buy. Here are just a few examples of some of
    our videos that have free transcriptions available:

    "Early Christian Church History Proves Roman Catholicism False" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=113161415591,

    "Divine Curse of the Hebrew Roots Movement – Replacing Jesus with the Old Testament" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=108151527437,

    "Debate: Larry Wessels Versus Two Jehovah's Witnesses at a University Study Center" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=108141526191,

    "Spiritual Counterfeit: ONENESS PENTECOSTALISM DENIES THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF TRINITY" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=52015115043,

    "Unpopular Bible Doctrines #1: The God No One Wants To Know" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=311141259524,

    "Islam's 1400 Year History of Violent Jihad For Sex Slaves, Money & Jew Hatred" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=324161224286,

    "The Sovereignty of God Versus Man-Made Religions, Petty Emotionalism" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=52015125752,

    "The Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity- Part 3 (Answering Common Attacks Against the Trinity)" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=32416129330.

    There are many more but this is just a small sampling of what is available at no charge.

    Blessings to all. 2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

  21. To those who wish to discuss issues brought up in our video posted here to a greater extent please know that you can email one of our ministry volunteers at [email protected]. Also realize that we may have an entire playlist of videos on this subject on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV. Besides that know that we have three websites to answer additional questions at http://www.BibleQuery.org (answers over 8500 questions on the Bible & refutes critics of the Bible), http://www.HistoryCart.com (this website deals with an in depth analysis of early Christian church history) and http://www.MuslimHope.com (this website is a documented refutation of Islam, a false religious & political ideology of warlike jihad against all unbelievers invented by Muhammad while he was in Medina for the last 9 years of his life where he averaged one offensive military jihad of pillage, rape & slavery every month to six weeks against his neighbors which eventually led to conquering all of Saudi Arabia- see also http://www.politicalislam.com/, http://www.answeringmuslims.com/, http://answering-islam.org/, http://www.jihadwatch.org/ & our playlist "Dealing with Islam, Muslims: Sunni, Shi'ite, Alawites, Sufis" with 71 videos & counting at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1C7F68B548009FDD). 1 Peter 3:15

  22. Two items that come in handy in knowing about when Romanists argue that anything said against the Roman "church" is not the truth is to tell them about the following two items: 1. The following website is by self proclaimed Roman Catholics following the so-called "true church" (in other words their Roman church is their true savior not the Biblical Jesus Christ) at http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/. These Romanists destroy the new Romanists since the invention of Vatican 2 in 1965. They present great information proving modern Romanism & their popes (they call them anti-popes) to be a false
    & apostate religion. It doesn't get much better than this when one
    group of apostate Romanists attack another brand of apostate Romanists
    in order to prove to the world they are false! 2. Our video "The
    Homosexual Pope, Priests, Universalists, Evolutionists & Disunited
    Roman Catholic Apologists" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hThonwrX6QU&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715
    proves from Roman Catholic sources themselves that one of their popes
    was a practicing homosexual, that almost 50% of Roman Catholic priests
    are homosexuals (for more on this see our video "FORMER ROMAN CATHOLIC
    PRIEST SAYS CHURCH OF ROME HAS A FALSE GOSPEL & WIDESPREAD
    HOMOSEXUALITY" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y4C-nBQ3mE),
    that the Roman church buys the theory of evolution which denies the
    first eleven chapters of Genesis in the Bible, that Pope John Paul II
    kissed the Muslim Qur'an & said Islam has the same god as Roman
    Catholics have (see the videos "Top Ten Reasons Muhammad Is Not a
    Prophet" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO8sZ1JyP1A, "Ten MORE Reasons Muhammad Is Not a Prophet" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4p7HuuhF8k, "50 Reasons Muhammad Was Not a Prophet (in Under Five Minutes)" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q3f15NXrLI, "David Wood: Five Reasons the Quran Is Not the Word of God" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvlzlBov9zc, "Who Killed Muhammad?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6st_tFj6ouM, "Why Did Muhammad Wear Women's Clothing?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-50CraaniT0; also see http://www.AnsweringMuslims.com & http://www.MuslimHope.com)
    & how Roman Catholic apologists are at each others' throats because
    of the vast differences within Romanism itself. Besides all that see
    the following websites for detailed information on Romanism & how it
    is a counterfeit religion at http://www.BereanBeacon.org, http://www.CWRC-RZ.org & http://www.mtc.org/. Our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" currently has 153 videos refuting Romanism at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715.
    Remember Titus 1:9-16, "9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath
    been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to
    convince the gainsayers. 10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers
    and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 Whose mouths must
    be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought
    not, for filthy lucre's sake. 12 One of themselves, even a prophet of
    their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow
    bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that
    they may be sound in the faith; 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and
    commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all
    things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is
    nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They
    profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being
    abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."

  23. The Bible tells us to expose error (Ephesians 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."). And to expose error we must make righteous judgments. Christians must judge in order to: 1. Try the spirits to see if they are from God, for many false prophets are in the world. (1 John 4:1). 2. Mark & avoid false teachers, slaves of their own bellies, deceiving many with their smooth & flattering speech (Romans 16:17-18). 3. Rebuke false teachers, rebellious men, & deceivers who subvert whole families with their false doctrine. (Titus 1:9-16) 4. Have no fellowship with immoral, impure, or covetous men. (Ephesians 5:5-7) 5. Receive not deceivers who do not abide in the teaching of Christ into
    our homes, nor giving them any greeting. (2 John 7-11) 6. Be wary of
    those who preach another gospel. (2 Corinthians 11:4, Galatians 1:6-9)
    Even David, who feared touching one of God's anointed, did not hesitate
    to judge & expose Saul's sin before the world. "Out of the wicked
    comes forth wickedness." (1 Samuel 24:10, 12-13) Thus, shouldn't true Christians, following the Biblical
    standards laid down, judge & expose the sins of false teachers,
    prophets & immoral brothers in the church; all those who would
    pollute the truth with perverted doctrines or watered-down teachings
    which tickle the ear? (2 Timothy 4:2-5, "preach the word; be ready in
    season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great
    patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not
    endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will
    accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4
    and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to
    myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work
    of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."). Our ministry, Christian
    Answers of Austin, Texas / Christian Debater, has attempted to do just
    that in order to protect the sheep of God from the many ravenous wolves
    that exist at every turn. YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV

  24. The Bible & church history refute Roman Catholicism (see our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 153 videos & counting at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715). Today's Romanism exists in two parts, namely new Romanism which began when Vatican II was completed in 1965 & the old Romanism before Vatican II. For a good description of the two Romanist religions see the Roman Catholic website of "The Most Holy Family Monastery" at http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/. Our video "The Homosexual Pope, Priests, Universalists, Evolutionists & Disunited Roman Catholic Apologists" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hThonwrX6QU&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715 describes these two opposing Romanist religions as well. When it comes to early Christian church history we find that church history itself testifies against this apostate counterfeit Christianity known as Roman Catholicism. For proof of this see our early Christian church history website http://www.HistoryCart.com. For commentary about early Christian church history relating to our website see our 18 part series on early Christian church history on our playlist "Dealing with Anti Trinitarians (UPC) & Early Church History" with 43 videos but just look for the ones on early church history at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9931642C7C8FFEAB. Particularly notice the following videos: "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY PROVES ROMAN CATHOLICISM FALSE" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP9jg2h3xjQ&index=5&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715; "THE ORIGINAL EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH WAS NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC SYSTEM OF SALVATION" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujbtVmZ5wes&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=22; "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #3: EARLY CHRISTIANS QUOTED SCRIPTURE WITHOUT A ROMANIST OR KJV BIBLE" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVDOyok6nLo&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=23; EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #11: BIBLE IS HISTORICALLY RELIABLE BUT NOT ROMAN CATHOLIC TRADITIONS" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUvINqo-nv8&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=24; "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #14: PRE-NICENE (325 A.D.) CHURCH WAS NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC SYSTEM" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y2dDQmstZg&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=79; "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #15: THERE WAS NO POPE OR CARDINALS; DID HAVE SEX & MONEY RULES" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawgv6qeQ8U&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=80; " EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY #16: GOVERNMENT & RULERS; ROMAN CATHOLICISM VEILS TRUE GOSPEL" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15YKczpo2Q8&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=81 & "HISTORICAL SPLIT BETWEEN ROMAN CATHOLICISM & THE CHRIST OF THE SCRIPTURE: MAN'S WORD OR GOD'S WORD?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUt7rC6a_3s&index=3&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715. Titus 1:9-16.

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