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February 2013

Was Pope Benedict the Successor of Peter?

Roman Catholics believe Peter was the first pope and Pope Benedict XVI was the 266th pope to succeed him on the papal throne. Anyone who looks at the striking contrasts between these two men will know that the Roman Catholic assertions of Peter being their first pope are not true. Peter was a...

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Did Paul or even Peter Himself Believe that Peter was the Pope?

Essential to Roman Catholic claims of authority is the belief that in Matthew 16 Christ stated that He would build His church on Peter. However, Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:19-20 that the "household of God" was "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,...

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Pope Benedict Resigns

The most influential false prophet in the world has announced his resignation. He is the foolish man who has the audacity to wear titles reserved for the triune God - Holy Father, Head of the Church and Vicar of Christ. Not only does he steal titles from God, he also receives worship that is due...

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Religion, Relics & Idolatry

Religion is man's futile attempt to become right with God while Christianity is God declaring men right with Him through faith in His Son. Roman Catholicism is a gigantic, complex system of works and sacraments to merit the graces needed for salvation. It is coupled with the idolatrous...

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A Church Father's Recognition of Sola Scriptura

"These then are the reasons; but it is necessary to establish them all from the Scriptures, and to show with exactness that all that has been said on the subject is not an invention of human reasoning, but the very sentence of the Scriptures." -John Chrysostom (347-407) It is...

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Religion or Relationship?

When anyone considers the person and work of Jesus Christ and still refuses to exchange their religion for a relationship with Him, there can only be one explanation. The god of this world (Satan) has blinded their minds to keep them from seeing the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ"...

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Does Rome Condemn or Welcome those who Disagree?

What is Rome's view of those who believe contrary to her teachings? Notice the transition in the 20th century: "Whence it sometimes happens through error that Christians mingle with the women of Jews and Mohammedans and, on the other hand, Jews and Mohammedans mingle with those of the...

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Is Once Saved Always Saved in the Bible?

Salvation has three tenses for everyone who has been born of God. In justification they have been saved from the punishment of sin, in sanctification they are being saved from the power of sin and in glorification they will be saved from the presence of sin. Therefore, to be more biblically...

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Repentance vs Penance

The Roman Catholic sacrament of penance is rooted in a mistranslation of the Greek word μετάνοια (metanoia). Properly translated, μετάνοια means to repent which is to change one's mind and is demonstrated by a...

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There Are No More Offerings for Sin

Jesus Christ, the perfect high priest offered Himself once, the perfect sacrifice to a perfect God who demands perfection. "He, having offered ONE sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God" (Heb. 10:12). The importance of the word "once" to describe...

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