|THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHES||THE HOLY BIBLE TEACHES|
|1.||Peter was the head of the apostles. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 552, 765, 880)||Christ was the head of the apostles. (John 13:13)|
|2.||The bishops are the successors of the apostles. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 861, 862, 938)||The apostles had no successors, for to succeed them, one needed to be a witness of Christ's resurrection. (Acts 1:21,22)|
|3.||The Pope, as the Bishop of Rome, is the successor of Peter. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 882, 936)||Peter had no successor.|
|4.||The bishops, with the Pope as their head, rule the Universal Church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 883, 894-896)||Christ, the head of the body, rules the universal church. (Colossians 1:18)|
|5.||God has entrusted revelation to the Roman Catholic Bishops. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 81, 86)||God has entrusted revelation to the saints. (Jude 3)|
|6.||The Magisterium is the authoritative teacher of the Church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 85, 87)||The Holy Spirit is the authoritative teacher of the church. (John 14:26; 16:13; I John 2:27)|
|7.||The Magisterium is the infallible interpreter of Scripture. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 890, 891, 2034, 2035)||Scripture is the only infallible interpreter of Scripture. (Acts 17:11)|
|8.||The Pope is infallible in his authoritative teaching. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 891)||God alone is infallible. (Numbers 23:19)|
|9.||The Magisterium alone has the ability and the right to interpret the Scripture. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 85, 100, 939)||Every Christian, aided by the Holy Spirit, has the ability and the right to interpret Scripture. (Acts 17:11; I Corinthians 2:12-16)|
|10.||Scripture is to be interpreted in the sense in which it has been defined by the Magisterium. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 113, 119)||Scripture must be interpreted in the original sense intended by the Holy Spirit. (II Peter 3:14-16)|
|11.||The Magisterium has the right to define truth found ony obscurely or implicitly in revelation. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 66, 88, 2035, 2051)||No one has the right to go beyond what is written in Scripture. (I Corinthians 4:6; Proverbs 30:6)|
|12.||Scripture and Tradition together are the Word of God. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 81, 85, 97, 182)||Scripture is the Word of God (John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16,17;2 Peter 1:20,21). Tradition is the words of men (Mark 7:1-13)|
Who is the Vicar of Christ? What is a vicar?
The title "Vicar of Christ" comes from the title"Vicaius Christi", which was used by Emperor Constantine when he teamed up with the Church of Rome. "Vicarius" is translated into English as "vicar" which means "in place of" or "another". Thus..."another Christ". Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) was the first Bishop of Rome to declare himself to be "Vicar of Christ".
Pope Nicholas III (1277-1280) went a step further and claimed to be "Vicar of God", which would be the same as calling himself "another God" (Vicar of God). The term "antichrist" translated into Greek is "vicarius christi", or vicar of christ.
John 16:7-13 tells us: "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will REPROVE THE WORLD OF SIN, AND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OF JUDGEMENT: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgement, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howebeit when he, the SPIRIT OF TRUTH is come, he will GUIDE YOU UNTO ALL TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME."
Now you have just heard what the TRUE VICAR would do. He would GUIDE YOU UNTO ALL TRUTH. Has the pope done that? No! As a matter of fact, he has guided his church into all error! In order to be the One that Christ said would come, the pope would have to first of all be in the true Church of Christ. He is not! He is the leader of the largest cult in the world!
The Catholic Church is guilty of shedding innocent blood. She is guilty of preaching a gospel contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you are Catholic and reading this, please pick up your Bible and ask the Lord Jesus to teach you. Ask Him to show you the truth. It does matter! It is your eternal soul. It will eventually come down to one question......
WILL YOU BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD OR THE WORDS OF MEN? WILL YOU SERVE THE KING, JESUS CHRIST, OR WILL YOU SERVE THE POPE? CHOOSE YE THIS DAY WHOM YE WILL SERVE! AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD. (JOSHUA 24:15)
JESUS IS LORD Ministries of Monroe
November 30, 2000