Why You MUST Leave the Roman Catholic Church


My prayer is that this message will be heard.

Revelation 18:4

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Truth in Grace

I ran across this article a few days ago and think it sums up very concisely several arguments as pope_benedict_to why a child of God cannot peacefully remain in the Roman Catholic Church. It is simply not a Christian religion.

Posted here.

While I’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response about last week’s article, “Why Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Cannot Be Together,” some seem to not quite grasp the reason for it. After all, they say that they have neighbors or family members who really love Jesus, who attend a Roman Catholic Church. While I have spoken to many Catholics and have yet to meet one who can explain the Gospel, I am sure that at least in America there has to be some believers who Sunday after Sunday are attending RCC’s. If you are one of these people, here are four reasons you need to leave…

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9 thoughts on “Why You MUST Leave the Roman Catholic Church

  1. RCC is breaking by intention all these basic laws of the LORD:

    Genesis 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    Genesis 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    Genesis 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

    Genesis 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

    So people in RCC: repent, leave RCC, and believe!

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    • Stephan, greetings in the Lord’s Name!
      There are some who sin knowingly and some who are both deceived and deceiving. Recently I read the rationale used for making and venerating images, conceived by John of Damascus who said that when we deny the use of “holy images of Christ” we are denying the flesh or incarnation of Christ, that is, that He came in the flesh and so, unlike His Father, can be and should be visually represented.

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          • Maria, I posted this over at Defending Contending in response to Mickey’s invitation to dialogue with Stephen, but as usual the moderators deleted my post. Perhaps you are more open to actual dialogue on the nature of Christ’s church.

            Mickey,

            You want to start the dialogue by first assuming the correctness of your first error – namely: sola scriptura. Which can’t be found anywhere in the bible. Your foundation crumbles under its own weight.

            Here is where you went wrong: you assume Christianity is following a book. But Jesus didn’t write a book – he founded a Church and gave it authority. The Bible is not the Body of Christ – the Church is the Body of Christ. The Church wrote and assembled the Bible. All bibles are Catholic bibles assuming nothing has been added or removed. If you read the Bible without the guidance of the Church, you run the risk of going astray.

            Your plumb line needs to be the Church founded by Jesus Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit until the current day. You’ll probably claim that the early Church is not the Catholic Church. If so, I invite you to list the names of the various true Christians or communities throughout the centuries who connect the early Church with your current community of believers.

            For my evidence, I don’t need a Catholic-friendly source – any common-sense history of the Church will do – Wikipedia “History of Christianity” for example.

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            • Damien, let me just begin by saying that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church I belong to, and the gates of hell have not prevailed against it. It has existed from the start. In Syria and Armenia groups of Christians who desired to live their faith according to the New Testament separated themselves from the apostasy of the Eastern Empire’s state church. These were sometimes called Paulicians. In the West groups separated from the apostasy of the Catholic or Latin Church. Some of these were the ancestors of the Valdesi or Waldensians. In Ireland, which preserved so much literature etc. for us, Patrick the missionary from Scotland founded a church that only submitted to the Latin Church – Rome – when Ireland was conquered by England under orders from the Pope. If memory serves me right, this was in the 11th century. These are just a few facts. Read J. Wylie on the Waldensians, Rand Winburn (iconbusters.com) and E.H. Broadbent’s The Pilgrim Church on the Paulicians, and listen to Richard Bennett of Berean Beacon on Patrick of Ireland and the Albigensians of southern France. Often these groups were slandered by calling them Manicheans because they would not venerate images. This mislabeling of them goes on even today – you can find this slander in Britannica as well as the Protestant historian Schaff’s famous history of the Church. Some of the recommended sources you will find links to here at my blog, for example, the story of Patrick.

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  2. Maria – Those who depend upon and defend the rationale conceived by John of Damascus are disobedient and deceived. They mostly portray Christ still on the cross or still in Mary’s arms. They know not the victorious Jesus who saved the soul of Mary and rules from on high and will come again to judge the nations and false prophets.

    Let us who have been raised from the dead never stop praising the name of Jesus and never grow weary of proclaiming the life-giving truth of His gospel!

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    • Manfred, you’re right about those who use this rationale, and also about the most common depictions in idolatrous art. Thank you for making this post available to the Christian blogging community. Yes, Christ is the Almighty God Who saved us with no help from us – yes, may we be found faithful in preaching His saving Word!

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