essays reguarding Hank Hanegraaff that are posted
on my site are not my essays for a start. I have a lot of
time for the work of Hank at CRI but alas I have pointed
out some of the problems that I have with CRI by essays
that others have wrote.
As for the Roman Catholic Church they never gave us the
Bible or any of the great truths of the Christian Faith. God
Almighty gave us the Bible through his prophets and Holy
This is correct as far as it goes Of, course Almighty God gave us the Bible. But did not Almighty God take fallible men to write the infallible Sacred Scriptures??? Yet they way you've stated it, we should not say Paul said in 1 Cor 1:10, but God said. Do you mean Paul was just a puppet being guided by the puppeteers hand?
the Christian faith was founded by Jesus Christ
the rock as foretold in the those same scriptures the OT
Romans 1:1-2, which told that He [Jesus Christ] would die for
our sins and be buired and rise again the third day.
Amen, Jesus IS the founder of the Christian faith. What is new about that?
is the only message the Apostles preached and their authority
was the Scriptures alone just like Jesus Christ. Luke 24:25
Luke 24:26; Luke 24:44-49; Acts 17:1-11; Acts 18:28;
Really? You really have to stretch the Scriptures to think that the Apostle's used the Bible alone and the only message preached was what you mentioned above. This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 1 Cor 4:1Why didn't Paul just tell to go buy a Bible and you can be your own steward of the mysteries of God? (probably because most people couldn't read anyway). And correct me if I'm wrong, but did not Paul preach for THREE YEARS in Ephesus the mysteries of God. Either he stuttered a lot, or the Ephesians were awful slow learners for him to preach "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. (Hey, that's an excerpt from a Catholic Mass)" for three years, day and night.
agree on one hand that the Catholic Church as
>consistently proclaimed these truths to the people (the
>creeds, the canon, etc.) while on the other hand, you want
>to say that the church is from Satan and a cult!
have not agreed on any hand that the RRC has proclaimed
these truths to the people (the creeds, the canon, etc.).
The Roman Catholic Church is from Satan and is a cult
that I have affirmed.
That's quite a charge; can you prove it??? But didn't the Catholic Church, after much debate, choose which of the books circulating in the early centuries, all claiming to be inspired, belonged in the canon? No, the Church didn't MAKE them inspired and infallible, but they certainly discerned which were inspired and which were not. To deny that is to deny an easily provable historical fact.
was the reformers that fought to
give the common man the Scriptures
The "common man" could not afford a copy of the Scriptures, and even if he could, he most likely couldn't read it. Remember the printing press was only invented in the early 16th century. BTW, did you know there were already 27 translations of the Bible in the German tongue prior to Luther's (there were 25 in Italian, need I say more?)?? That must come as a shock to you. So don't tell me the Catholic Church kept the Scriptures from the common man. What is amazing is that if the Catholic Church didn't want the common man to have the Scriptures, why did the Church proclaim it at every Mass every day?
and many were burned at the stake and killed for doing this.
If you read your history thoroughly you also would have read many Catholics burned at the stake also!! And if you read your history properly, you would have discovered that , first of all, burning at the stake was a common punishment at the time, and secondly, these men were burned nor simply because they translated a Bible, but because they had poor translations! When they were asked to correct them, they refused. I don't approve of burning at the stake by any means, but you must realize those were much different times than ours.
The common man knew not the Scriptures in the days leading up to the Reformation
How do you know??? Again, do you have evidence???
the Roman Catholic Cult through a
man called Tetzel came up with a little ryhme to con
people out of their money "As soon as a coin in the coffer
rings a soul from purgatory springs." This abuse sparked
the reformation and Luther nailed his 95 theses.
It's interesting that even you noted it to be an ABUSE. That means it was contrary to what the Church taught, but Tetzel did it anyway(against the protests of the Church, BTW). Now, am I to hold your church responsible if one of your sheep does something in direct contradiction to what you teach??
then saw after that in the years to come Rome burn millions
at the stake and kill and tortue many ever since this.
The Protestants burned more, history tells us, isn't that interesting?
should open up your mind and read up the history of
the popes and of the Roman Catholic Cult you then might
My mind has been opened, I have read up on the history of the Christian Church, and the history of the popes too.
priests, bishops, cardinals and popes
have long perverted God's Word, practiced the grossest evil,
bought their offices and have sold salvation for money. Popes
have been deposed by mobs and monarchs, they have fought,
excommunicated and poisoned one another, commanding
marauding armies, slaughtered innocents by the thousands,
hosted drunken sexual orgies for their cardinals and concubines,
etc. All the above and more is documented by Catholic historians.
don't your great leaders (the Reformers) say; "the "fall"
was so great that man can do no good, he is bankrupt." Yet,
when you see a "Catholic" committing some evil, suddenly he is of Satan. What hypocrites. I don't condone some of the disgusting things some (actually it was very few) of the popes did, but that doesn't make the Catholicism wrong!!! As that old rock n' roll song said, "one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch".
then how is it possible that when, in your opinion, the
>Church (guided by Satan) gave the people the New Testament
>he was giving them truth, yet he is the "father of lies" (John 8:44)?
is were you greatly err the Roman Catholic Church did
not give us the scriptures. God gave men his word by the
Holy Spirit not the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic
church only claim they gave us it but yet that very word
says it was God that gave us it The word of God stands
alone and needs no cult to vouch for it.
Tell that to the people living in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th centuries when they weren't sure what was Scripture and what wasn't. BTW, have you read the Epistle of Barnabus, or the Gospel of Peter? If not, how do you know that they aren't inspired??
word of God
is living and powerfull and sharper than any two-edged sword.
not may word like a hammer that breaketh
the rock in pieces. How do we understand the scriptures
Paul says by reading them Eph 3:3-4.
Rev 1:3 says blessed are those that read Revelation. Psalm
1:1 Blessed is the man....[whose] delight is in the law of
the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night!
Now what about this for a shock.
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and
tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?26 He
said unto him, What is written in the
law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thy heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbour as thyself.28 And he said unto him,
Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
(Luke 10:25-28, KJV).
is a man who comes to Christ wanting Christs interpretation of what
scriptures teach are necesary to have eternal life. Christ answered "how
readest thou?" The man quoted litteraly the scriptures and Christ said
"Thou hast answered right"
The Bible needs to be read and believed not interpreted.
I can't believe you used that as an example of "sola Scriptura"! It would seem to me that the man already knew the answer, he didn't even have to ask Christ's opinion. But I think he realized that his own interpretation might be faulty, so he asked someone he considered wiser. Meanwhile, you Protestants think each and everyone of you has the correct interpretation. You all say "the Holy Spirit is inspiring me", yet you continue to splinter into almost as many groups as there are verses in the Bible. How do you know you are right, and all the other groups are wrong? How do you know you have the right Bible? Remember, your NT matches exactly to that used by that Satanic cult, the Catholic Church.
for me, I am more inclined to side with Jesus, he has a better
>track record than you.
Jesus are we talking about? Is it the Jesus that is put to
death on Catholic Altars in the sacrifice of the mass everywhere
in the world in a unbloody manner over and over again in a so called
miracle of transubstantion in which mear men call him down from
heaven he becomes a piece of bread.
Well, here we have a misunderstanding, which others have probably already told you about, but you refuse the truth. Christ does not die again!!!! Read it in the Catechism of the Catholic Church!! BTW, God is not mocked, he does not become a "piece of bread." The bread becomes Jesus, as foretold in the Gospel of St. John, (Chap 6) and fulfilled at the Last Supper.
And it takes away the sins
"Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world" (John 1:29) quite Biblical, don't you think?
of Catholics and helps to get people out of purgatory?
That's true too!
The Jesus who once in time for all time made one sacrifice for
sins for ever and has now sat down at the right hand of God.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever. Heb 13:8
1.)Why is Jesus called our Great High Priest?
2.) What does a high priest do?
3.) Why does Jesus appear as the "lamb that has been slain" in heaven in Revelation?
now their is no more sacrifice for sins and by faith alone
in that finished work "it is finished" one is saved. And that that
person then goes out and proclaims the good news that Christ
died for our Sins according to the Scriptues and was buried
and Rose again?
Isn't it strange how NONE of the NT writers picked up on that "faith alone" phrase you used. Oh, except James 2:24 "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone."
have two different Jesus and two different gospels. One is
Based on the TRADITIONS OF MEN the other on SCRIPTURE
So tell me what Jesus do you believe in?
I believe in the Jesus as taught in Scripture and proclaimed by the Holy Catholic Church. You, on the other hand, believe in a man-made Jesus. That is, made by Luther, or Calvin, or Beza, or your own private interpretation (something Scripture clearly warns against).
9 Reasons why the RRC is a cult!
(1) Rome teaches a false gospel of works and rituals.
FALSE, no need to rebut an erroneous charge.
(2) Has a allegedly infallible leadership which must be obeyed.
Take out allegedly, and you have a true statement, just as Scripture teaches.
(3) The prohibition of its members to interpret the Bible for themselves.
FALSE, see 1 above
(4) Putting their traditions above scripture.
FALSE, see 1 above
(5) Its cultic claim that their is no salvation outside their church.
It is a correct teaching, if properly understood, which you do not.
(6) Its cultic claim that without the sacraments you cannot be saved.
Correct teaching again if properly understood, which you do not!
(7) The anathematizing of all who reject its dogmas and traditions.
What does "anathemetize" mean David? This too, must be properly understood to be correct.
Burning at the stake (whenever it has had the chance) anyone who
to preach the true gospel and who rejected the false gospel of works and
rituals and sacraments.
The "true Gospel" in your not-so humble interpretation. Yet, it seems as though you're still alive (or maybe you're hiding out somewhere), so another FALSE statement.
"It is better to be divided by the truth than to be united in error. It is
better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals than falsehood that
comforts and then kills. Let me tell you something friend it is not love
and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God. It
is better to be hated for telling the truth, than to be loved for telling a
lie. It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God
who did not have enemies and was not hated.
What a coincidence, the Catholic Church is hated by many, including you, so she fits right in, eh?
is better to stand alone
with the truth, than to be wrong with a multitude.
That's why the Catholic Church continually is alone in her battle against contraception, she was alone for years in her battle against abortion, she continues to go against the grain on issues of women's ordination, homosexuality, pre-marital sex. WOW, I didn't know Satan didn't like that stuff!
is better to
ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily
suceed with lie.
You never succeed with a lie!
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