Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rick Santorum: Roman Catholic Hypocrite

Rick Santorum recently accused President Obama of having an agenda not based on the Bible. He said: “It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible.”

Rick Santorum is a Roman Catholic, and those very words aptly apply to his church. Catholicism is the perversion that resulted when Rome got hold of the gospel of Jesus Christ. When the catholic church is not disregarding the Bible, it is outright disrespecting the book. These ways are many, and here follow a few, in no particular order.

Roman Catholics believe that Mary is an eternal virgin; that she gave birth to Jesus, and no other. The Scriptures say that Jesus had brothers and sisters. 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 not they all with us? Matthew 13:55-56. This is a natural result of the consummation of the marriage of Mary and Joseph, yet the Catholic church clings tenaciously to the false belief that Mary remains a virgin ever and always.

Roman Catholics believe that Christ was crucified on Friday and resurrected on Sunday morning. According to scripture, this is impossible. When asked for a sign Jesus said the only sign that generation would receive was the sign of Jonas. For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:40. The Bible states that Christ spent the seventy two hours before his resurrection preaching to the dead. The space time continuum simply does not allow for the chronology of events the church presents.

Follow this link to see how the Catholics pervert the Ten Commandments. It's a side by side comparison of the two versions--the church's and the real one. The church strikes out the forbidding of making graven images, then bizarrely repeats the tenth commandment as both the ninth and tenth. This conveniently enables the self-righteousness that justifies selling billions of statues of Jesus and other saints.

When Christ gave instruction on the proper way to pray, it is written: But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:7. Yet Roman Catholics think they expiate sin by repeating set numbers of Our Fathers and Hail Marys and other such pre-written prayers. And what is the rosary? Another trinket for sale in the church gift shop.

Catholics believe in transubstantiation, that the wine and wafer become the actual blood and body of Christ when ingested in the sacrament of the Eucharist. The taking of the Eucharist is a symbolic gesture of the heart, not a supernatural occurrence. Christ came to the whole world, and of the sharing of bread and wine said: do this in remembrance of me. Incidentally, the church also denies the Eucharist to non Catholics. I know this firsthand, for I once asked for it in a Catholic church, and the priest explained to me that it was being withheld from me for that very reason.

In the Bible it is written: What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19. And, Howbeit, the most High dwelleth not in temples made by hands; as saith the prophet. Acts 7:48 Yet the Roman Catholics flaunt their wealth and power as they amass riches and build massive stone temples adorned with silver and gold to a God who has said He does not dwell in such places.

In 2007, with the approval of Pope Benedict, the Catholic church released a document reasserting the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church. It also stated that Orthodox churches were defective, and that other Christian denominations were not true churches. This proved to be yet another demonstration of the Catholic church's ignorance of the Bible, and failure to acknowledge one Jesus’ most common teachings: And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. Matthew 23:12

Compare the Catholic catechism to the Holy Scriptures and you will find many more such points of variance.

From the crusades to the selling of indulgences to inquisitions, to unthinkable abuses of children, the Catholic church has been infested by Satan from its inception—an infestation that continues to this very day. This is certainly to be expected—the Devil despises where Jesus resides--but a wise church would confront and reject the Devil's assays on its wall rather than succumbing to his evil rule.

President Obama leans on God in prayer and reads the Bible every morning. If you, Mr. Santorum, had leaned on God in prayer and read your Bible, as a Christian you would not support the social policies that you do, and you would not associate with a church so far removed, and with such arrogant self-assurance, from the Bible you hold so ‘sacred.’

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