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CATHOLIC CHURCH


Gving the Reasons Why I Believe the Catholic Church to be the true one.

(It does not mean that it is the only way to be Saved, Christ is the only to Savaltion)

Religions

Bible

 

So where does a person start?

Any religion that is based on Christianity, uses the book called the Bible. As you study the Bible you will see that Satan and one-third of the angels were casted out of Heaven. Revelation 12:7-14 This is why there are so many different Christian denominations today. Satan from the being of time has wanted to be equal to God and when he couldn’t be, he attempted Eve in the Garden. Then he even attempted to stop the birth of Jesus. He failed with all of these attempts so he has now has tried to destroy the church slowly with all the slow changing and adding new churches to his list. He has done this over the years with just small change with the birth of a new church. Jesus told Peter he would be the corner stone of His church and hell would not prevail in stopping it. Satan has tried and that is why there are over 33,380 denominations.

So let us start with the bible and looking at any denomination that contradicts the bible in anyway. Some churches contradict the bible in different ways. Starting with Jehovah’s witnesses, Mormonism, seventh-day Adventism, Unification Church, Christian Science, Unity School of Christianity, New Age, Wicca, and Scientology. { 4 }


In the above churches listed along with others they claim:  

That Jesus was not God. (John 1:1-18; 8:56-58 Colossians 1:15-20 1st Timothy 3:16)
Jesus was created by God. (10:30-38; 17:5 Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:18)
There are three separate gods; ( Deuteronomy 6:4 Isaiah 7:14; 43:10; 44:6-8 Matthew 1:18; 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, not one God in three person (John 28:18-19 John 10:30-38, Hebrews 1:1-14 1st Peter 1:2) ;
Jesus is not necessary because there is no sin (John 3:14-17 Romans 3:23-30; 6:23 1st Corinthians 15:1-8 , 1st John 1:8-10);
Jesus was not raised bodily from the dead ( Luke 24:36-53 Acts 1:11 1st Corinthians 15:1-23
Jesus was a great prophet but not God (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; John 5:17-18; 23; 10:30-38 Colossians 2:9-10),
There are many ways to God, not just one (John 3:14-17; 14:6-7 1st Timothy 2:5-6 
Jesus is not necessary because people must pay for their own sins (John 17:2-3 Romans 6:23; 10:3-10 Ephesians 2:8-9)
Jesus died for sins, but people can’t be saved unless they obey all of the teaching of the church (John 14:6-7 Romans 10: 3-10 Ephesians 2:8-9
Jesus is God, but less than God the Father (John 5:17-23; 14:6-7 Colossians 2:9-10) 
Jesus was just a man, (Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:18 John 10:30-38 2:18-22)
Jesus is not the only son of God (John 3:14-17, 36 Hebrews 1:1-14)
Jesus will never come again, (Acts 1:11; 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18) { 3 }

 

Giving you a short tree line of the different Denominations,

You start with the Catholic Church who started with Jesus’ disciple “Peter”.

It was only the Catholic Church for the first 1054 years then:

In 1054 AD. A split between the East (Orthodox) and West (Catholic)
Catholics---------1534---Anglicans Church (Episcopal)

Anglicans Church (Episcopal)--------1738-----------Methodists

Methodists------1814 African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
1880 Salvation Army
1887 Christian and Missionary Alliances
1908 Church of the Nazarene

Methodists----------------------------------1901 Pentecostal

Pentecostal ---------------1897 Church of God (TN)
1907 Pentecostal Assemblies
19147 Assemblies of God
1927 Foursquare Gospel
Charismatic
1965 Calvary Chapel
1983 Vineyard Ministries

1517 The Lutheran Church was formed from the Catholic Church

Lutheran Church----------------------------------------------1885 Evangelical Covenant-----1950 Evangelical Free
                                1525---Anabaptists
                                1537 Mennonite (USA 1725)
                                1530 Hutterite
                                1693 Amish                        

1536 Calvinists reformed from the Lutheran Church --------Presbyterians
Calvinists (Reformed)-------------- ---------- Congregationalists  
                                                                                1607 Baptists

Baptists ---------1801 Churches of Christ
1844 Adventists
1845 Southern Baptist
1915 National Baptist
1924 American Baptist and others

 

Two Web Sites and articles you need to reed:

12 REASONS I JOINED THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by

Catholic Tim www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/.../posts

and www.calvin2catholic.com

 

Many of these denominations will tell you that they just follow the bible. Some share the view that we are saved by grace alone and we cannot earn our salvation. Many believe that the bible is inspired and inerrant. The New Testament is historically accurate and that the miracles in the Bible really happened. The trouble is that most of these church usually only have one person (pastor) who states what the meaning of the bible is and it conflicts with what the others says the meaning of the bible is. Other church have manuals for the Pastors to follow and they do as they please. I.e. Nazarene church is to give the Eucharist once a month, I know of many that only does it once or twice a year. When the Pastor feels like it.

I was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Indiana for many years; I had my local licenses for several years and then my district licenses. I had about two more classes to take before ordination I then moved to Iowa to help take care of my mother. It was too far a drive to attend a Nazarene church so we started attending an open bible church. I continued in my bible studies by taking classes from Liberty Bible College.  My wife and I were not happy with the church. We felt they preached too much of once saved you were blessed and then could do anything you wanted to. We now are attending classes for the Catholic Church and have found great joy and peace in it. Everything they teach is backed up by the bible.

Do you have to be a Catholic to be saved ? NO. Being saved is a personal thing no matter what church you belong to.

                Author: Richard L. Brown

Catholic Church:                                                               http://www.vatican.va/phone_en.htm
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America:             http://www.goarch.org
Episcopal Church USA (Anglican):                              http://www.ecusa.anglican.org
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:                                http://www.elcca.org
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod:                             http://www.lcms.org
Presbyterian Church USA                                             http://www.pcusa.org
United Methodist Church:                                           http://www.umc.org/index.asp
Southern Baptist Convention:                                    http://www.sbc.net
United Church of Christ:                                               http://www.church-of-christ.org/
Seventh-day Adventist Church:                                                 http://www.adventist.org
Assemblies of God:                                                         http://www.ag.org/top/

{ 1 }        Christianity Today General Statistics and Facts of Christianity Today (http”//Christianity.about.com/od/denominations/p/christiantoday.htm)
{ 2 }        www.wikipediathefreeencyclopedia
{ 3 }       www.wikipediathefreeencyclopedia
{ 4 }        Christianity Cults and Religions 7th Edition.

Christianity Cults and Religions 7th Edition
Christianity Today General Statistics and Facts of Christianity Today (http://Christianity.about.com/od/denominations/p/christiantoday.html)
WILLMINGTON’S GUILD TO THE BIBLE by Dr. H.L. Willmington
KING JAMES BIBLE
www.adherents.com/religions by adherents.html
HISTORY OF THE BIBLE: HOW THE BIBLE CAME TO US by Wesley Ringer at www.godandscience.org/.../bibleorigin.html
THE BOOK OF BOOKS by William Evans at www.anabaptists.org/history/howwegot.html
www.calvin2catholic.com 
Pentecostal Pastor now a Catholic by Judy Tarjanyi www.catholiceducation.org/…/cs0024.html