Monday, December 3, 2007

We have made mention of seven crucial biblical truths that are under attack by the Roman Catholic (RC) church:

1. The Supremacy of God’s Words in the Bible
2. The Sufficiency of God’s Son
3. The Singularity of God’s Gospel
4. The Sovereign Grace of God
5. The Security of God’s Children
6. The Sanctity of God’s Church
7. The Severity of God’s Judgment

We previously have touched upon how the RC church is attacking the supremacy of God’s Word as well as the sufficiency of God’s Son as the efficacious and sufficient sacrifice for sins. But today, I want to look at the next few:

Third, The Roman Catholic Church is attacking the singularity of God’s gospel. Here’s what I mean. To say that believing in Jesus Christ alone or, to use more biblical phraseology, that Jesus is “the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through [Him]” is not enough is to attack the singularity of the biblical gospel. The RC church adds to God’s “gospel” indulgences to remit punishment for sin. This, however, is completely absent from the Bible. Moreover, the Bible is absolutely clear that there are no “indulgences” that can remit punishment for sin. That’s what eternal hell is for, and still, even that, can never fully satisfy the penalty and payment for sin. Listen to these texts:

Psalm 49:7-8 7 No man can by any means redeem his brother, Or give to God a ransom for him-- 8 For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--

Hebrews 9:22 22 And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

So here, the only way to atone for sin is through the shedding of blood. It is another essential crux of the RC church to say that the Pope is the “head of the church.” Well, Scripture clearly says otherwise and, sorry to say, the pope is not infallible, inerrant or inspired by God when he speaks. Listen to God’s Words:

Colossians 1:18-20 18 He [Jesus] is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fulness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Ephesians 1:22-23 2 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all.

So it is not the Pope here who is the head over all things given to the church, but rather it is Jesus Christ, the God-Man.

Fourth, the Roman Catholic church is attacking the sovereign grace of God. This is one of the clearest truths in all the Scripture and the RC church eliminates all of the glories of God’s grace from the inspired Word of God. The RC church says that God’s grace is insufficient to atone for all of our sins. To say it differently, God is impotent or incapable of forgiving us all of our sins at the moment of conversion. That is, to be brash, why they must go to confession and confess their sins before a (human and infallible!) priest, why they must do good works to merit their own salvation and why they must go to purgatory to purify sins after death before entering heaven. Scripture is convincingly true that there is no purgatory (it’s either eternal heaven or eternal hell), and there is no need to go to confession and confess sins before a human priest.

1 John 1:7 7 but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Luke 23:39-43 39 And one of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!" 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 "And we indeed justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 42 And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!" 43 And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."

May it be known that the RC church is attacking the sovereign grace of God in salvation which offers regenerate people forgiveness of sins in total. There is no sacrifice left to be accomplished. There is no need for another sacrifice. If there were, then the sacrifice of Christ on the cross would have been insufficient and, hence, we would be still dead in our sins and without hope (cf. 1 Cor 15:1-22).

It is my prayer that we understand these RC doctrines that are so false and so antithetical to the Scriptures and, with love and gentleness, confront these dear people with the truth so as to rescue them from the damning trap of Satan’s gospel wrapped in Christian garb which only leads to eternal hell.


Anonymous said...

Hi..I saw this only in passing. There have been two millenia now of experts on documentation which of itself is faulty in both old and new testaments.I looked at the photo of "Geoffrey Kirkland" looking for all the world like a Monk, something I doubt that he is...but that alone does not deny him access to the truth or intelligent appraisal. To be commenting as though it is some cosmic truth about the bible is itself an absurd and feeble effort to self empower.I could write much in explanation of why I come to conclusions but I can nutshell it and say, the old testament is irrelevant to the teachings of Jesus.The old testament and its stories about monotheism and moses and the Egyptian exodus is not worthy of any consideration in terms of truth or "God". It's true the new testament is selective...after all who wants to convince themselves and others that what they propose ie NOT true...Kirkland's selective quotes are exactly the same system. You wouldn't even KNOW about the "bible" were it not for Catholic writngs and the scrolls would be "facts" unconnected to a vast religious movement.Christianity is not "about" 'god' which is just as well as the presentation of God...the old Jewish nonsense polytheistic cum post Akenharten monotheism of "RA" the sun god...and where jewish man makes God in his own image and itself an utter absudity which ought to have been challenged millenia is an absurdity as are the purported attributes and requirements of "God". I can tell you what "God" is not but I cannot tell you what "it" is. I can tell you that all 'revelation' of "God" by Geoffrey and people who go along the same lines will be true only by strange coincidence because in general there is only anti-science involved and their lack of perception is quite in keeping with their exclusivity.

I can tell you that almost entirely the use of "God" in religion andpolitics by all jewish based religions makes "God" the "antichrist". Jesus is rarely quoted by "Christians" other than by the money hungry hounds of TV "evangelism" because he was very much different from the old Jewish representations of "God"..and he came to change those old laws perceptions and exclusions.

As a result we have millenia of "learned" scholars and religious "abracadabra" referring essentially to anything but Jesus when they want to exert temporal power over others and parrotingg "judeo-christianity" as a basis.

There is no such animal as "Judeo-christianity" is a term of absurdity and ignorence... Mohammedanism, which whatever people get from it has no credibility of origin, just another man off into the desert and coming back a "prophet" who creates a power base of other people seeking power.....and who better through than by "God" or "Allah" ...who permits the carnage which fulfills your human desires...

When you want to educate us about christianity Geoffrey, please consider using relevant facts about Jesus and not about the jewish manufactured "God" who is effectively the "antichrist". If there is a God then it will not be found in the anthroplologically "Johnny come lately" old testament of jewish concoctions dreams poems and anthropology, holocausts (sacrifices)and neurotic religious customs and ancient power instigating dress but through contemplation of the few simple facts of Jesus' philosophy.

"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone"...make this your philosophy and you will find the peace on earth which is our right. Cheers from Demigrenouille on holidays in sultry Australia and at

Anonymous said...

I suppose the words of Christ have no meaning when he said 'whatever you declare loosed in heaven will be loosed in heaven'...What do these words mean??? I believe your denial of the real presense of Christ in the Eucharist is wrong, just look at John 6...the true church, the one founded on the Christ and handed down through the apostles, is the Roman Catholic Church. Ask your self how many Protestant Churches are there???

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