Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Pope and the Papacy (5/1/2005) by John MacArthur


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The Pope and the Papacy (51/2005) by John MacArthur

"In the long war on the truth, the most formidable, relentless and deceptive enemy has been Roman Catholicism. It is an apostate, corrupt, heretical, false Christianity, it is affront for the kingdom of Satan. The true church of the Lord Jesus Christ has always understood this. And even through the Dark Ages from 400 to 1500, prior to the Reformation, genuine Christian believers set themselves apart from that system, and were brutally punished and executed for their rejection of that system. It's not my purpose tonight to go into all that is Roman Catholicism and we will do that in the fall, we will do that. We'll take a look at it from many angles. But those believers throughout those centuries along with genuine and discerning believers today understand this is a false system."

1) It has a false priesthood.

2) It has a false source of revelation, tradition and the magisterium.

3) It has illegitimate power granted to it by this magisterium, this papal curia.

4) It engages in idolatry by the worship of saints and the veneration of angels.

5) It conducts a horrific exaltation of Mary above Christ and even God.

6) It conducts a twisted sacrament of the Mass by which Jesus is sacrificed again and again.

7) It offers false forgiveness through the confessional.

8) It calls for the uselessness of infant baptism and other sacraments.


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