By Moody Adams Dazzled by all the gold and pageantry of the Pope, many are blind to how far the Catholic church has strayed from the teachings of Christ and the Bible.
As 2 billion people gazed on the gold, glitter, pageantry and political power of the Pope’s Vatican, it is easy for people to overlook the fact that this church contradicts the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Bible.
http://hissheep.org/catholic/a_list_of_catholic_teachings.html Anyone who does not want to face this fact must explain these teachings (And many more from the list on http://hissheep.org/catholic/a_list_of_catholic_teachings.html) :
The celibacy of the priesthood was decreed by pope Hildebrand, Boniface vii. (Jesus imposed no such rule, nor did any of the apostles. On the contrary, St. Peter was a married man, and St. Paul says that bishops were to have wife and children. Matt.8:14-15; 1 Tim.3:2,5,12; 4:1-3; Titus 1:5-6.) A.D. 1079
The doctrine of purgatory established by Gregory the great (There is only 2 places mentioned in the bible where men go after death; [paradise and hell before the cross], heaven and hell after the cross: Lk.16:19-31; 23:43), A.D. 593
Prayer for the dead (It's death, then judgment: Heb.9:7; Rev.20:12-15, 21:8), A.D. 310
The kissing of the popes feet, a pagan custom (kissing the feet of emperors). scripture forbids such practices. Acts 10:25-26; Rev.19:10; 22:9. A.D. 709
The mass adopted as a daily sacrifice (Jesus died once for all men and there is no need for any other sacrifice. Heb.7:27; 9:12, 25-28; 10:1-4, 10-14.) A.D. 394
The worship of Mary and use of the term "mother of god", originated at the council of Ephesus. Mary called Jesus her savior, she could not be saved without him, as all others, Lk.1:47. A.D. 431
The title of pope of universal bishop was first been given to the bishop of Rome by the wicked emperor Phocas. (He did this to spite bishop Ciriacus of Constantinople, who had justly excommunicated him for his having caused the assassination of his predecessor emperor Mauritius). Gregory I, then bishop of Rome, refused the title, but his successor, Boniface iii, first assumed title "pope." Jesus did not appoint Peter to the headship of the apostles [Mt.23:6-12; Lk.22:24-26; Eph.1:22-23; Col.1:18; 1 Cor.3:11] nor is there any mention in history, that Peter was ever in Rome, much less that he was pope there for 25 years. Clement, 3rd bishop of Rome, remarks that there is no real 1st century evidence that Peter ever was in Rome.) A.D. 610.
The sale of indulgence, commonly regarded as a purchase of forgiveness and a permit to indulge in sin, began. (Christianity, as taught in the bible, condemns such a thing, and it was the protest against such traffic that brought on the Protestant reformation in the 16th century, which resulted in many Bible believers being killed.) A.D. 1190
Confession of sins to the priest at least once a year was instituted by pope innocent iii, in the lateran council. (The bible tells us to confess our sins directly to god. Psa.51:1-10; Lk.7:48; 15:21; John 1:8-9.) A.D. 1215
The council of Trent, declared that tradition is of equal authority with the bible. (By tradition means human teachings. The Pharisees believed the same way, and Jesus condemned them, for by teaching human tradition, they nullified the commandments of God. Mk.7:7-13; col.2:8; rev.22:18.) A.D. 1545
Pope Pius ix proclaimed the dogma of papal infallibility. (This is blasphemy and the sign of the apostasy and the antichrist 2 Thess.2:2-12; Rev.17:1-9; 13:5-8,18.) A.D. 1870
Bill Wilson, KIN senior correspondent, reports: “The Catholic Catechism, which is the doctrine and statement of faith of the Catholic Church, states that “Only priests who have received the faculty of absolving from the authority of the Church can forgive sins in the name of Christ.” And Mary, the mother of Christ, is the “the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race."
“Roman Catholic dogma is at great odds with the Scripture. And it does not take a Priest to see it. The Bible’s central teachings are simple and clear,” said Hal Lindsey, Christian author and commentator. “I know that many Catholics have come to true faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, in spite of the teaching of their Church. But let us never lose sight of the fact that there is great error in the central dogma of the Church…An error powerful enough to blind someone to the simplicity of simple faith in Christ as our only atonement for sin.”
The Pope allows himself to be called 'Holy Father.' Matthew 23:9 "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."