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Over the past few years, I have been asked repeatedly by friends and family members as to why I left the Catholic church. With all my years as a devoted Catholic, as well as a Eucharist minister and teacher of CCD, my response more often than not has fanned the flames of argument. I always had a bit of excitement every time the question would come up. But I felt it was my duty as a Christian to explain my actions anyway.
I was raised as a Catholic in a very large family. We went to church every single Sunday, as well as holy days of obligation. Every ash Wednesday you would find the entire family marked with evidence of devotion upon our foreheads. All during lent we would make happy the local fishery that would supply our large family for Friday's fish dinners. Good Friday, Easter, Christmas became enjoyable family gatherings. All of our close friends and relatives were Catholic. We were even blessed with a Grandmother that lived in a rectory taking care of the priests in the last years of her life. Our local church even had a friendly priest that would bring us boys to football and baseball games on weekends. My very own little brother was an alter boy. So you see, I was indeed a very devoted Catholic young man. My friends even thought it peculiar that I had no qualms about admitting I go to church every Sunday. I always thought it was cool to admit to having a strong faith in God.
As I grew older I continued on going to church every Sunday. I was married in a Catholic church by my favorite priest, who later became our Pastor. A few years later I was blessed with the opportunity to become a Eucharist minister for my parish family. Not long after that I was again blessed with the chance to teach C.C.D. to nine year olds within the parish boundaries. It was at this time I went to my knees and fervently prayed that the Lord would bless me with His divine wisdom because I was an inexperienced teacher and I didn't want to mislead any of the children placed in my care, I knew my actions could affect them eternally.
In prayer, it was revealed to me that I should use the Holy Bible as a guide to teaching the children. This made sense to me because, this is a church, and a church professes to use the Bible as their foundation. Plus I read that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" [2 Timothy 3:16] So I started to study the Scriptures of God in depth. I decided to teach the children from the Bible rather than concentrate on the C.C.D curriculum. I was surprised I was allowed to continue this for the entire year without friction from my superiors. As I continued to study, I began to notice some Scriptures were in direct conflict with the doctrine of my beloved church of choice. So I began to study with more intensity to see if I misunderstood the Scriptures in any way. Needless to say I was genuinely shocked when I realized that the church itself was the one in direct conflict with the Scriptures, mainly because of what Isaiah 8:20 says about the Word. "...if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." And since this is a church, they should be trusting the Bible as the final Word. I even went so far as to approach my Pastor on this. Let me tell you, I was scared out of my wits! I was about to approach the one man I admired more than any man I knew. I looked up to this man for his ability to lead God's children to the truth in God's Holy Word. And here I was approaching him to tell him he was in error all along. My heart was pounding so fast you could have taken my pulse from the rug! After showing him a few Scriptures that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the Scripture is right and the church doctrine is wrong, he said to me in a calm gentle voice. "You should quit reading the Bible, it's confusing you." My heart sank so deep into my chest I thought it stopped. I could not believe what I just heard. It made no sense to me. I realized at that time I was actually being confused by the church, NOT the Bible. This caused me to go into an in-depth study of the Bible as well as the church it self to see if my Pastor was right, I didn't want to believe my family church was in error. The following pages is a culmination of that study. I have broken the study down into three main areas. These three areas were exactly how I learned of the truth in Scripture from the Lord. Each area is a separate study all together. I believe this is the best way to explain it to all that read it mainly because it was the method the Lord used to explain it to me. As a matter of fact. The first area of study in this document was actually written around the year 1987. It was later in early 1997 after years of research and intense study that I was give the ok to go into more detail about the truth provided in God's Scripture.
The first area of this document represents the first few years that the Lord had me concentrate on the Scriptures and how they prove the false doctrines of Catholicism. The second area in this document pertains to a study of the church itself. It contains many documented events within the newspapers, encyclopedia's, television ads, as well as history books, proving the error of the Catholic doctrine in connection with the Holy Scriptures. The last and final area of this document is a study of prophecy in the Bible and the Catholic church's place in them. This area will also have newspaper, encyclopedia's, television ads, as well as history book excerpts to prove the prophecy authentic as well as fulfilled.
One last note before going further. If you decide not to
finish reading this document for one reason or another, I would
have to implore you to finish it in it's entirety. You owe it to
yourself to find out if what everyone has been saying to you
about this church is true. I know for a fact that the Lord has
sent many people in your past as well as the present telling you
of the errors of this church. I know this because I also was one
that was sought out by the Lord to listen to the truth provided
in His Scripture. Many friends as well as complete strangers
would mention one thing or another about the many faults within
this church. I was always one to defend my church from their
suggestions of error. But over the course of many years, the Lord
won out. The Lord never gave up on me, nor will He ever give up
on you. It's no mistake you are reading this document. It's time
to read it! Even if you decide to put it down and stop reading.
The Lord has many more methods to open your eyes to His truth in
Scripture. This is just one of them.
*** Unless otherwise noted, the Bible I will be quoting from is the Authorized King James Version. ***
Area # 1
Scriptural Evidence: The Holy Bible ~vs~ Catholic Doctrine
Area # 2
Documented Evidence: Documented Facts Exposing Catholicism in Error
Area # 3
Prophetic Evidence: Documented Fulfilled Prophecy Exposing Reality of Catholicism
Area # 1
This area deals mainly with questions that I have asked of the church. I would like to ask you at this time to pray before going any further. Ask the Lord for His divine wisdom so as to understand His Scriptures. You should get into the habit of doing this. Plus keep in mind, the Lord would not write a book for His children that they couldn't understand. I will also be using very easy to understand un-opinionated verses from God's Word. That way the worldly preachers and teachers won't be able to baffle the younger babes in Christ with puffed up confusing theological explanations to these Scriptures. These Scriptures are to the point! Most are so to the point that even the non-believer can't deny them for what they say. Plus I would like to ask you to have a Bible ready so you can verify the Scriptures I am about to share with you. I feel it's important that all God's children get in the habit of TRUSTING ONLY IN GOD'S WORD AS THE FINAL AUTHORITY and never take mine or any man's opinion as the final say when it comes to God's Word. Jesus taught using the Scripture to explain Scripture, and so did His Apostles, preachers, and teachers that followed Him. The fact is... "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" [2 Timothy 3:16]
Question~ "Why is it that Catholic doctrine states the Pope is infallible"
God says "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put
confidence in MAN"
"As it is written, There is NONE righteous, NO
Question~ "Why does Catholic doctrine state that Peter was the first Pope"
God says "And when Jesus was come into Peter's
house, he saw HIS WIFE'S MOTHER laid,
and sick of a fever."
The Bible is very plain here. It easily states that Peter had a wife that had a mother that was ill. Notice the next verse... Matthew 8:15 "And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them." Jesus not only met Peter's mother-in-law, He HEALED her, so she could cook for Him.
God says "And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered
into *Simon's house. And SIMON'S WIFE'S mother
was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for
*Notice that Simon and Peter are the same person.
Matthew 4:18 says... "And Jesus, walking by the sea of
Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter
and Andrew his brother..." Jesus was actually the one
who gave Simon the name Peter. In Matthew 16:18 Jesus
says... "And I say also unto thee, That thou
art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church;
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Simon-Peter
was indeed an Apostle of our Lord as well as a married man.
Question~ "If Peter's a Pope, than how is it he was married? doesn't Catholic doctrine forbid marriage?"
God says "A BISHOP then must be blameless, the HUSBAND
OF ONE WIFE, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to
hospitality, apt to teach;"
According to Strong's Concordance, A Bishop is defined
as an OVERSEER or PASTOR (Strong's # 1984) Would
not the Pope be considered an Overseer or Pastor of the Catholic
church? Why then does Catholic doctrine forbid marriage when the
Bible states that it is ok to be married, if not preferred.
Question~ "Why does Catholic doctrine require one to repeat certain prayers while saying the rosary"
God says "But when ye pray, use not VAIN REPETITIONS,
as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be
heard for their much speaking"
I use to pray the entire rosary every single day. That's 45
minutes of repeating the same prayers over and over again while
meditating on the Lord and His Five Joyful Mysteries... Five
Sorrowful Mysteries... and The Five Glorious Mysteries. This
is indeed vain repetitions without a doubt.
Question~ "Why does Catholic doctrine state that Jesus had no brothers and sisters, and that Mary was a virgin until her death"
God says "Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his
mother called Mary? and his BRETHREN, James, and
Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his SISTERS,
are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these
This verse confirms people in Jesus' home town that watched Jesus grow up from a young man helping His father in his trade as a carpenter, to doing great miracles right before their eyes. They remembered Jesus lived there as well as the fact that He had four brothers. PLUS they still have Jesus' SISTERS living among them. How many sisters did Jesus have? The Bible doesn't say. Why are they still living there? Did they get married and settled down in their home town to raise a family? It makes no difference. The fact is the Bible accurately records that Mary had many children.
God says "While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother
and his BRETHREN stood without, desiring to
speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and
thy BRETHREN stand without, desiring to speak with
thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my
mother? and who are my BRETHREN? and he stretched forth
his hand TOWARD HIS DISCIPLES, and said behold my mother
and my BRETHREN!
Many teachers of Catholic doctrine believe that Jesus called only those that believed in Him His brethren. Did you notice the statement made to Jesus BEFORE He calls all in the room His brethren. A person comes to Jesus to tell Him that His mother and brethren are out side waiting on Him. Jesus took this opportunity to illustrate to the believers (disciples) and apostles in the room that THEY are considered brethren now because they believe in Him. Jesus actually says in Matthew 19:29 "And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life." This verse is for believers that have to deal with unbelievers close to them. Does this verse not show Jesus calling those people that are not believers BRETHREN as well? It is no different than today, people from all walks of life call there fellow man brothers or sisters. What of the term, brothers in crime? And yes, just like back then, we have brothers and sisters in Jesus. Just because Jesus explained that if they believe in Him they become His brethren, does not say that Jesus denied His siblings. He just gained more brethren on this day.
God says "And when they were come in, they went up into
an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and
Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the
son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of
James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and
supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and
WITH HIS BRETHREN.
These verses are now calling the Apostles by name, and then Mary the mother of Jesus with His brethren are now mentioned. Are not all in the upper room Brethren? Yes they are, it's just illustrated here that Jesus' Mother and siblings are in the room as well. What better way to illustrate the fact that Jesus has an earthly family as well as His Church family. Think about it, all the Apostles are mentioned by name, THEN Mary and the BRETHREN of Jesus are mentioned. Is this an attempt to show the two types of brethren? Indeed it is.
God says "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for
he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. His
brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go
into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the
works that thou doest. For [there is] no man [that] doeth any
thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If
thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For
neither did his brethren believe
This I must concede is my favorite verse on this subject. How can it not be realized that "His brethren" here is BLUNTLY speaking of siblings? The argument is mute for those that would claim, "brethren" = "disciple" as well. How? The BRETHREN in this passage are telling Jesus to be on His way and go perform His miracles so that His "DISCIPLES" will see it "For neither did his brethren believe in him."
God says "But other of the apostles saw I none, save James
THE LORD'S BROTHER."
How blunt can you get? Is this not an obvious verse? We found earlier in Matthew 13:55 that one of Jesus' brothers was named James, and here we see James is mentioned again as The Lord's Brother. By the way, this is the same James that was inspired by God to write the book of James in the New Testament.
God says "And he knew her not till she had
brought forth her FIRSTBORN son: and he
called his name JESUS."
Did you notice that the Bible calls Jesus the firstborn son of Mary? Why would the infallible Word of God call Jesus the Firstborn if He is supposed to be the last-born, as well as the one and only son of Mary? According to Catholic doctrine this can't be. But I ask, how can Catholic doctrine call Mary a virgin until death when the Bible states the exact opposite numerous times?
Notice the word "till" in the above verse? The verse preceding this one tells us that "Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son:" [Matthew 1:24,25] It seems rather plain. Joseph went ahead and did as the Angel told him to and married Mary. Then we see the Bible tells us Joseph "waited" to consummate the marriage "till she had brought forth her firstborn son" This easily proves Mary was no virgin. It is easy to say that her "firstborn" actually means she had MORE. And that declares openly that she had children other than Jesus..
On more obvious note to ponder... As blessed and loved as Mary was of God, do you honestly believe that the Almighty would punish her with a barren womb after submitting to His will and having His Son? Remember that it was considered a blessing to have children back then, unlike todays society with their millions of self centered flesh pleasing abortions. PLUS, would it not be considered sin on Mary's part to DENY Joseph's carnal desires towards his wife? Is it not written.. 1 Corinthians 7:3-5, "Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency."
Question~ "Why does Catholic doctrine teach "purgatory -or- limbo" when the bible makes absolutely no mention of it at all"
God says "And beside all this, between us and you there
is A GREAT GULF FIXED: so that they which would pass from
hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come
The Bible says plainly that there is a Great Gulf Fixed
between Heaven and hell. Those in Heaven cannot visit nor even
see those in hell. And those in hell can in no way leave from
their eternal punishment of death. (More on this later)
Question~ "Why are there statue's everywhere of one form or another in the Catholic church"
God says "Thou shalt not make unto thee ANY graven image, or ANY likeness of ANYTHING that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."
Exodus 20:4 (this also happens to be *COMMANDMENT #2)
God says "I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory
will I not give to another, neither my praise to GRAVEN IMAGES."
God says "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we
ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver,
or stone, GRAVEN by art and man's device."
There is one thing I have noticed since becoming a true child of the One and Only Ever Living God of the ages. Whenever I walk into a Catholic church I see a dead Jesus on the cross, or a see a helpless baby Jesus in the arms of His very much alive human mother. He is depicted as being unable to help us in any situation. But when I see Mary, Joseph, Anthony, or any of the other statues of Saints, they appear very much alive and able to help. (More on this later)
*Notice that Commandment # 2 has actually been deleted
from Catholic doctrine, you can find this evidence in the current
day text of the Saint Joseph's Catechism.
Question~ "Baptism is undergone by BELIEVERS...Why does Catholic doctrine teach to baptize infants when they can make no rational decisions for themselves."
God says "And as they went on their way, they came unto a
certain water: and the eunuch said, See here is water; what doth
hinder me to be baptized? *And Philip said, IF THOU BELIEVEST
with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I
BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he
commanded the chariot to stand still: and THEY went down
both into the water, BOTH Philip and the eunuch; and he
*Notice that in the Catholic Bible this verse is missing
altogether. Also notice that the Bible records verse number 36...
and then skips right to verse 38. Even the number "37"
has been removed. The reason the Catholic church removed this
verse from their Bible is mainly because this verse proves
that a person must first BELIEVE that Jesus is the
Son of God BEFORE being baptized. An infant cannot
make this statement, so rather than change their doctrine, they
try and change the Bible to save face. Didn't they know that
God's children would find out about this? Obviously not. (More
on this later)
Question~ "How can Catholic doctrine state that people receive the Holy Spirit during confirmation"
God says "Then Peter said unto them, REPENT, and
be BAPTIZED every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins, and ye shall RECEIVE the GIFT
OF THE HOLY GHOST."
Seems rather plain what the order of events are here.
REPENT... be BAPTIZED... and then RECEIVE the gift
of the Holy Ghost. Now it is true that all Catholic children are
baptized at infancy, this is most definitely before confirmation.
However, how is it possible for the Catholic receiving
confirmation to ever gone into repentance before baptism? An
infant cannot do this, plain and simple. It is impossible to
effectively baptize a person without their consent, let alone
their knowledge. Do you remember being baptized? I don't
remember, nor do I recall repenting before being baptized. So how
is it possible for me to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost at
confirmation when I didn't follow the method God's Word
stipulates as the order of events needed for reception?
Question~ "Why does Catholic doctrine acknowledge confession of sins to a priest"
God says "My little children, these things write I unto
you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an ADVOCATE
with the Father, JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS: And HE
is the propitation for our sins: and not for ours only,
but also for the sins of the whole world."
Jesus is the "propitation for our sins" because by becoming our substitute and assuming our obligations he absolved our guilt, and covered it, by the vicarious, or substituted punishment which He endured for all of us. In others words, Jesus is the reconciliation for our sins.
God says "Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who
can forgive sins but GOD ONLY?"
It is absolutely impossible for man to
forgive man for sins committed against God. Think
about that for a moment and notice the simplicity of truth
Question~ "Why does Catholic doctrine state that the priest must sacrifice Jesus daily during the mass"
God says "Who needeth not daily, as those high
priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then
for the people's: for this HE DID ONCE,
WHEN HE OFFERED UP HIMSELF."
God says "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar,
he said, IT IS FINISHED: and he bowed his
head, and gave up the ghost."
God says "And every priest standeth daily
ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins: But this
man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever,
SAT DOWN on the right hand of God;"
When Jesus sat down at the right hand of God, He did
something that is easily understood. He FINISHED what He came to
do. In continuing with the daily sacrifice of the Catholic mass,
the Catholic church is leading their worshippers into believing
what Jesus did on the cross was insufficient. Catholic doctrine
cannot change what the Scriptures record as the one and only
answer to sin. As Hebrews 7:27 mentioned earlier, what Jesus did
for us, "HE DID ONCE, WHEN HE OFFERED UP HIMSELF."
Thank you Jesus!
Question~ "Why is it written within Catholic doctrine that Mary is the Bright and Morning Star"
God says "I JESUS have sent mine
angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am
the root and the offspring of David, and the BRIGHT AND
This particular doctrine of the Catholic church is one that
makes no sense whatsoever. The reason I say that is the Bible actually
names Jesus as the Bright and Morning Star
in the last book of the Bible. It makes me wonder if there are any
priests reading the Bible. This is so easily found to be a false
doctrine on the last page of absolutely every Bible on planet
earth. See for yourselves.
Question~ "Why is it that the Catholic bible is the only bible to contain the additional books of the "Apocrypha" located just before the new testament, when not even the original manuscripts of the bible contain such books. PLUS Neither Jesus OR his Disciples EVER quoted from it?"
God says "As we said before, so say I now again, If
any man preach ANY other gospel unto you than that ye
have received, LET HIM BE ACCURSED."
Question~ Why is it written on PAGE 346 of the VATICAN II COUNCIL that, "Christ's Catholic church ALONE which is the ALL EMBRACING MEANS OF SALVATION"
(by the way... this book can be found in your local library!)
Question~ "Why is it printed on the back of scapular's..."If the wearer of this scapular shall die, he-or-she shall be SAVED from the eternal flames of hell"
Question~ "Why does the Catholic doctrine call Mary Co-Redeemer -or- Co-Savior"
God says "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people
of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him
doth this man stand here before you whole. Neither is there
salvation in ANY other: for there is NONE OTHER NAME
under heaven given among men, whereby WE MUST BE
A rather plain and easily un-oppinionated verse, is it not?
Question~ "Why does Catholic doctrine teach their parishioners to pray to dead saint's"
God says "Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, the
truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,
BUT BY ME.
John 14:6 (More on this later)
"Understand, I have not written this document to anger you. I write it because I am convinced, MOST faithful and loyal Roman Catholic's aren't aware of these particular FACTS"
FOR, GOD ALSO SAYS...
Now the SPIRIT SPEAKETH EXPRESSLY, that in the LATTER
TIMES some shall DEPART FROM THE FAITH, giving heed to
SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS;
Speaking LIES in HYPOCRISY; having their conscience
seared with a hot iron; FORBIDDING TO MARRY, and
COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM MEATS, which God hath
created to be received with thanksgiving of them which BELIEVE
and KNOW THE TRUTH.
Having a FORM of godliness, but DENYING the
power thereof: from such TURN AWAY.
For I bear them record that they HAVE A ZEAL FOR GOD,
but NOT according to knowledge. For they being IGNORANT
of GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and going about to establish their OWN
RIGHTEOUSNESS, have NOT submitted themselves unto the
righteousness of God.
BEWARE lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY
and VAIN DECEIT, after the TRADITION of men,
after the rudiments OF THE WORLD, and NOT after Christ.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching FOR doctrines
the COMMANDMENTS OF MEN. Let them alone: they be BLIND
LEADERS OF THE BLIND, both shall fall into the ditch.
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.
P.S... I realize this document is a bit long, but I needed be quite graphic in my approach to assure no doubt. I can go into further detail and maybe some day in the future the Lord will give me the ok to do just that. BUT until then all I can do is hope and pray that you receive this letter in the intent in which it was given. Not to anger but to enrich.
(This first area of the document was
actually written back in the 1980's. It is now 1997, and I have just
now gotten the ok to go into further detail for a friend in need
of the truth. I thank you Jesus, The time is indeed right!)
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