The Roman Catholic Highway To Hell
By David J. Stewart | March 2014
Romans 10:3-4, “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. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
PHOTO TO RIGHT: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That is often true! Look at the picture to the right of a gigantic pope and a tiny, barely visible, decrepit looking Jesus nailed to a crucifix. The Catholic religion worships the pope and Jesus isn't even mention in their Rosary!
Roman Catholics are NOT going to Heaven! I do not say this to be unkind, confrontation, sensational or controversial; but rather, in prayerful hope that many Roman Catholics will see THE TRUTH of God's Word in the Bible and forsake the spiritual prisonhouse of Catholicism!!!
I love Catholic people, sincerely, which is why I am writing this article and many like it. I love you in the Lord and don't want you to spend eternity burning in Hell because you went about to establish YOUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, instead of submitting yourself to THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH ALONE IN CHRIST JESUS (see our text verse above). Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.”
The apostle Paul was Jewish and had a burning desiring in his heart for his Pharisaical brethren (of which he was formerly a devout member) in Israel to be saved. Romans 10:1-2, “Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.” The Jews were zealous about their religion, as are Roman Catholics, but notice that Paul said “NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE!” That is, not in agreement with the Word of God. I speak WITH KNOWLEDGE, rightly dividing the Word of truth (2nd Timothy 2:15). Kindly, please hear me out!
Catholics Teach A False Understanding Of Being Born-Again
Tim Staples errantly says at Catholic.com . . .
“Have you been born again, my friend?” Thousands of Catholics have been asked this question by well-meaning Fundamentalists or Evangelicals. Of course, by “born again” the Protestant usually means: “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior through the recitation of ‘the sinner’s prayer?”” How is a Catholic to respond?
The simple Catholic response is: “Yes, I have been born again—when I was baptized.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Born Again - The Bible Way | Catholic Answers
May I say, you're not saved by water baptism, nor by praying some sinner's prayer. Neither do you get born-again by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. The Bible teaches that we are saved by believing THE GOSPEL . . .
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
As you just read, the “gospel” is three things; namely, Jesus DIED on the cross for our sins, He was BURIED, and He was RESURRECTED from the dead after three days. The Bible plainly teaches that it is “THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST” that is “THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION, to every one that believeth” . . .
Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
Notice carefully from Romans 1:16 that neither water baptism, nor accepting Jesus as one's Lord and Savior, is the way to be saved. You can accept Jesus as your Savior but yet not believe that He died on the cross for your sins, nor that He bodily raised up miraculously from the dead. The demonic cult of Mormonism claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, but they adamantly deny His deity (that Christ is almighty God). Mormons also deny that a person is saved solely by faith in Christ; but rather, they require water baptism (like Catholics), and adherence to the tenants of their particular denomination.
The satanic Jehovah's Witness cult deny the Godhead (Trinity). They deny the person of the Holy Spirit and the deity of Jesus Christ.
And may I say, THE CROSS, absolutely must be included and believed for anyone to be born-again. The cross is part of the gospel as evidenced by the following Scripture . . .
1st Corinthians 1:17, “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.”
The popular saying that salvation comes by faith alone in Christ alone is a false plan of salvation, because it leaves out the cross upon which Christ died. Beware of the Cross-less gospel.
There are dozens-upon-dozens of cute sayings, religious statements and false ideas of how to be saved these days. For example: You've probably heard someone on the radio tell the listener to “invite Jesus into your life to be saved” or “commit your life to Christ for salvation” or “ask Jesus into your heart to be saved” or “prayer the sinner's prayer to be saved.” I heard one popular religious singer say that she got saved as a young child by, “praying the Jesus' prayer.” That's exactly what she said! That's not salvation!!! These may all sound like good statements and these people be 100% sincere, but NONE of these ideas will produce the second birth in anyone. NONE of these are a plan of salvation! The Bible teaches that Christ died for OUR SINS upon a cross, and He was buried, and then He was miraculously raised up from the dead after three days.
Water Baptism Is A Road To Hell
It may seem like a trifle matter to some religious people that some churches require water baptism for salvation, and others do not. May I say, a true born-again Christian has only one mindset concerning salvation, that is, JESUS PAID IT ALL! My salvation is solely based upon what Christ did to appease the wrath of God (propitiation) because of humanity's sins. Jesus' precious, literal, physical, blood was sprinkled upon the heavenly mercy seat for OUR SINS (Hebrews 9:12;22-24). There's only two types of religions in the world: DO and DONE! Either you believe that Jesus did it all and your RESTING completely in His finished work of redemption; or else you believe that you must DO SOMETHING to merit Heaven.
Most satanic cults which falsely claim to be Christian speak DOUBLE-TALK. For example: Jehovah's Witnesses claim that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, yet they believe that works are also required. The two statements are 180 degrees apart, 100% contradicting each other!
We are NOT born-again by being water baptized; but rather, by taking the Word of God on faith and obeying the Bible by believing THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST . . .
1st Peter 1:23, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
It is important to interpret any particular Scripture within the context of all other Scriptures. This is where RIGHTLY DIVIDING (dissecting) the Word of God is necessary. Many people butcher the Bible to their own destruction (2nd Peter 3:16) . . .
Jimmy Akin of Catholic.com errantly teaches . . .SOURCE: Is Baptism Really Necessary? | Catholic Answers
According to 1 Peter 3:21:
“Baptism . . . now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
In keeping with this language, the Nicene Creed states:
“I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.”
And the Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms:
“The Lord himself affirms that baptism is necessary for salvation [John 3:5]. . . . Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament [Mark 16:16]” (CCC 1257).
The necessity of baptism for salvation is broadly recognized among Christians, including non-Catholic ones. For example, Martin Luther wrote:
“Baptism is no human plaything but is instituted by God himself. Moreover, it is solemnly and strictly commanded that we must be baptized or we shall not be saved. We are not to regard it as an indifferent matter, then, like putting on a new red coat. It is of the greatest importance that we regard baptism as excellent, glorious, and exalted” (Large Catechism 4:6).
Notice that the author of the preceding quote is sinfully elevating the manmade Catholic church catechism (CCC) to the same level as the inspired Words of God!!! The Catholic church's catechism is dung!
It is tragic that so many evangelicals (including Independent Fundamental Baptists) foolishly praise Martin Luther, who was an unsaved heretic. As you can clearly read for yourself in the preceding quote by a devout Catholic, even unsaved Roman Catholics sing praises to Martin Luther, who taught Baptismal Regeneration and Sacramental Salvation!!!
Catholic.com and many other false prophets corrupt the Bible, taking 1st Peter 3:21 way out of context to bolster up their straw man heresy of Baptismal Regeneration. Please notice carefully that Noah and his family were saved BY NOT GETTING INTO THE WATER, and not by getting into the water. They were saved by GETTING ONTO THE ARK, which the Lord sealed and protected—A PICTURE OF CHRIST'S IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT SAVES EVERY ONE WHO BELIEVES!!! . . .
1st Peter 3:18-21, “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
Again, let me say again emphatically that Noah and his family were saved BY NOT GETTING INTO THE WATER, not by getting into the water. Catholics don't talk about Christ's IMPUTED righteousness, because their satanic religion is all based upon self-righteousness. Catholics deny worshipping Mary, while bowing and praying to her (breaking the second commandment of God's law, Exodus 20:4-5). Catholics deny teaching false doctrine, while the Bible plainly condemns them for teaching doctrine of devils that forbids marriage and abstaining from meats (1st Timothy 4:1-3).
Confessing Sins To A Priest Is Unbiblical, Useless And Foolish
Catholics deny idolizing their priests, while the Bible plainly condemns them in Matthew 23:9 for calling mortal men “Father” with the reverence due only to God. In fact, read what the heretics at Catholic.com wrote, saying that sins can only be forgiven by confessing them to some priest (who's saturated with sins himself) . . .
SOURCE: Can mortal sins be forgiven without confessing? | Catholic Answers
Can mortal sins be forgiven without actually going to confession?
Sacramental confession is normatively required for the forgiveness of mortal sins; it is not absolutely required. What this means is that, in extraordinary circumstances, mortal sins can be forgiven outside of sacramental confession. If a Catholic is dying and cannot go to sacramental confession, his mortal sins may be forgiven if he repents with true contrition (i.e., sorrow for sin) and has at least the implicit intention to go to sacramental confession if the opportunity is made available.
So if you have the wherewithal to confess your sins to a Catholic priest and don't do so, then you will not be forgiven according to Catholicism. The entire concept of confessing one's sins to a Lutheran or Catholic priest is of the Devil. I make no apologies for speaking THE TRUTH. If you confess your sins to a Catholic priest or a Lutheran minister, no matter how sincere you may be, YOUR SINS ARE NOT FORGIVEN. 1st Timothy 2:5 plainly teaches “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” Did you read that my friends . . . THERE IS ONLY ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS!!!
Worshipping Mary Is A Wicked Sin
The deceived Catholic fools in the photo to the right are worshipping a graven image (statue) of Mary, committing the horrible sin of IDOLATRY!!! I tell you, Mary (Jesus' biological mother) was a dirty, filthy, rotten, hell-deserving, SINNER (JUST LIKE YOU AND ME). I am a big sinner, and so are you, and so was Mary. Only Jesus Christ Himself, whose biological Father is GOD IN HEAVEN (not Joseph), is without sin (Hebrews 4:15; 2nd Corinthians 5:21).
I recently spoke with a gentleman in a Baptist church who said that he believes many Catholics are saved. May I say confidently, NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, is saved who trusts in the baptistry, sacraments, confessional booth, good deeds, the Catholic church or their religion to save them from the fires of Hell and grant them entrance into the pearly gates in Heaven!!!
Jesus plainly warned in Luke 13:24, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” There you have it! The Lord Himself warned that MANY people will seek to enter into Heaven, no doubt thinking that they have earned the right of passage by establishing their OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, but they will be cast into the Lake of Fire forever!!! Romans 10:3-4, “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. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” You just read about Roman Catholics, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, Spiritualists, Church of God, Muslims, Judaism, Christian Science, Scientology, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Lutheranism and hundreds of other false religions rooted in man instead of God's Word.
Mark 7:9 and 13, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. ... Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
A List Of Manmade Catholic Traditions!
HELL FIRE (you'd better get saved before it's too late! by Pastor Danny Castle)
Ye Must Be Born Again!
| You Need HIS
Believe The Gospel