Did the Roman Catholics really change in 1960 with John XXIII's Ecumenical Council? Well just let's see if what some Roman Catholics say about a more ecumenical Roman Catholic Church is true! Here is their 1990 Catechism that's 30 years after the ecumenical council of Pope John XXIII.
This is A Catechism for Adults. It has a cross on it and says, "Official Catholic Teachings". I am quoting from this Catechism for Adults from pages 3,4,5,6,7, and 8. These are quotations from forty-two subjects which are listed in the index as "Lessons". There isn't one lesson on "biblical salvation" in the list of forty-two lessons. The lessons are on religion, prayer, angels and devils, grace, heaven, mortal and venial sin, hell, purgatory, baptism, confirmation, nature of marriage, faith hope love, and the Rosary.
Lie #1: "The Redeeming Power of the Mass"
"That is the great thing-- the Chalice filled with the Precious Blood... The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus Christ is really and physically present under the appearances of bread and wine... When does the priest change bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus? At Mass, when he says, `This is My Body, This is My Blood'."
[The Mass is an ongoing unbloody sacrifice of the body and blood of Christ. In plain English, the Priest supposedly changes Jesus Christ's body into bread and His blood into fermented wine every Sunday and eats His body and drinks His blood. (Drinking blood is forbidden in Gen. 9:4; before the law, Lev. 17:19 under the Law and under Grace, Acts 15:20.) Not only that, but the bible says about the Mass being an ongoing sacrifice; "for this he did once." Heb. 7:27; "he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." Heb. 9:11-15; "Christ was once offered" Heb. 9:28; "we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." Heb. 10:10; "after he (Jesus) had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sit down on the right hand of God." Heb. 10:10,11.
Lie #2: Purgatory
"What is purgatory? A place or state of temporary punishment after death, for sinners who have damaged their union with God. How do we know there is a purgatory? The Bible [no reference quoted], the constant teaching and practice of the Catholic Church, and even common sense, prove the existence of purgatory... Where will you go if you die in venial sin? Before going to Heaven, you must go to Purgatory. Does the Bible say anything about praying for the dead? yes..." Then he quotes 2 Macabees 12:43, which is not in the Jewish Old Testament cannon, and the oracles were given to the Jew; not to the Catholics (see Rom. 3:2).
When the Ten Commandments in Pope John XXIII's ecumenical council were published, the first commandment was "I am the Lord your God. you shall not prefer man-made gods to Me." The second commandment listed was "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain." That isn't the Second Commandment!
The Second Commandment is "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.. Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God." Exodus 20:4,5. They changed the second because they break it by worshipping a statue of Mary! The Glories of Mary.’ [1931 edition. Redemptorist Fathers, Brooklyn] says: ‘The Holy Church commands a WORSHIP peculiar to Mary.’ (p. 130).
Lie #3: The Sacrament of Baptism
"What is Baptism? It is the Sacrament of spiritual rebirth in which we receive a share of the Divine Life which makes us children of God and heirs of heaven." [Of course, according to them, even with baptism, you can lose your inheritance and not go to heaven.] "What does Baptism do for us? It cleanses us from Original Sin, from all personal sins, and from the temporal punishment due to sin... It makes us living members of Christ's Body which is the Church... Do babies have to be baptized? Yes, because they are affected by Original Sin, and lack Divine Life...
Lie #4: The Perpetual Virginity of Mary
"Did Mary have any other children besides Jesus? No, she and Joseph lived as brother and sister, although they were legally married".
[If that was true, Mary sinned by disobeying 1 Corinthians 7:3-5, also do you know what Jesus Christ said about that list of brothers and sisters in Mark 6. He said they were His "mother's children", Psalm 69:8.]
Lie #5: Mary's Immaculate Conception
"Was any human being preserved from Original Sin? Yes the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose soul was created in union with God. This is called the Immaculate Conception".
[If she was immaculately conceived, (which of course she wasn't) then she sinned sometime in her life, because Mary said: Luke 1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. She needed a Saviour!]
Lie #6 Roman Catholic Salvation
"What is necessary to be saved? you have to be brought into spiritual contact with that saving death of Jesus by faith and Baptism (one), by loving God (two) and neighbor (three), by obeying His commandments (four), by receiving the other Sacraments (five) especially Holy Communion, by praying (six) and doing good works (seven), by
[That's a "plan of salvation" with eight works. They can take the whole catechism and put it in Hell where it belongs. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9.]
If you can have fellowship with the Roman Catholics in their blasphemous cult, then something is wrong with your Christianity! 2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?; Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.; 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
We should pray for them and try to win them to the Lord, but not go along with their ecumenism. If they believe their own Catechism, they are dead in trespasses and sin, without hope and if they die in their sins they are doomed to a burning Hell.
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