Intermediate Discipleship #5 What is Wrong with Catholicism?

May 5, 2020

This topic raises some of the perverted teachings from Catholic Churches. One of the biggest problems with Catholicism is that their teachings are very differentiated from one another. Hence debunking their teachings with verses from the Bible is the most effective.

Issue 1 – 966 : Mary is a Perpetual, Sinless Virgin

Matthew 1:24-25 Then 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: and he called his name JESUS.

This is untrue, the birth of Jesus Christ by Mary was a miracle, but she did have a sexual relationship and was not a virgin. The verse mentioned about Mary’s ‘firstborn’. This means Jesus was the firstborn, but she also gave birth again after that, hence sexual intercourse was definitely involved.

Matthew 13:55-57  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 things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Mark 6:3-4  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

These verses showed that Jesus had brothers and sisters. However, Catholics may argue that those names are referring to Jesus’s cousins, not brothers and sisters.

Luke 1:36 opposes that argument as ‘cousin’ was stated in this verse. Hence, the meaning of the words used were literal.

One of the only few exceptions was Gen 24:60 where ‘sister’ meant close kin, instead of real sister. Nevertheless, the majority has proven that the meaning of brother and sister is literal, it is also important to take the context into account, and not just the word itself. Also refer to the verses below.

Genesis 35:23, 36:15

1 Chronicles 2:13, 3:15

Luke 1:46-47 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
It is clearly mentioned that Mary needed the Savior, why would she need a savior is she was sinless?

Luke 2:21-24 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

Mary had to sacrifice sin offerings, in specific two turtledoves.

Issue 1 – 966: Catechism 966 also Demands Mary to be Exalted.

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

As Real Bible Believers, we do not deny that it was a divine and sacred duty that Mary carried the Son of God, and gave birth to Jesus Christ.

However, Catholicism has taken it out of context and turned it into a deified Semiramis, or Pagan Babylonian Goddess, which is what the Bible is completely against.

According to the Bible, if Mary was such an important figure, then why was she only being mentioned once, but not multiple times in the Bible, as compared to Peter and Paul who were both mentioned so many more times than her in the beginning of Church Age.

1 Timothy 2: 12 Teaches us that women are not supposed to be in authority over men from the Biblical perspective. In the ministry, over the exaltation of women is not allowed. That clearly explains why worshiping of Mother Mary bu Catholics is wrong.

Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Coming from a place of love, we as Real Bible Believers need to remind Catholics that they may even be worshiping the wrong Mary. Who is not from the Bible, but a satanic pagan Goddess, the Queen of Heaven.

Jeremiah 44:17 – 25  The title ‘Queen of Heaven’ is abominable. According to the Bible, Mary is portrayed as a woman of integrity and filled with humility, not an idol that requires exaltation. She is one of the prime examples for women today, someone who is highly respected.

Issue 2 – 881/882 : Peter was the first Pope and foundation of the Church, Not Jesus.

Matthew 16:18 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.

The Rock was referring to Jesus, not Peter. See John 2:19-21 for an example of Jesus saying “this ___” and referring to himself.

1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.