Saturday, November 12, 2011

95 Specious Lies of Rome

Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Wittenburg church, thus launching the great Reformation of Protestantism. Much of what the Reformers fought and died for is being tossed out the window by voices in New Evangelicalism calling for ecumenism with Rome. In honor of Luther I've updated his complaints to reflect the de-evolution of the Church of Rome today. She (the Mother Church) no longer has the power to torture and kill her opponents, so I can safely lay it all out here. Would welcome comments of those who think it needs to be tweaked - better examples of lies can replace any of these.

95 Specious Lies of Rome

1. The Roman Catholic Church was founded by Jesus.
2. Mary is the mother of God.
3. There is a place sinners go after death called Purgatory.
4. The RCC has the Melchizedek priesthood.
5. Catholic priests are Christ as they offer mass.
6. The pope’s authority is from apostolic succession.
7. Bones, hair and fingernails of dead saints are worthy of veneration.
8. The pope is the Vicar of Christ and the head of Christ’s church.
9. The pope is infallible in matters of faith and morals.
10 Priests turn bread and wine into the body, blood, soul & divinity of Christ.
11 The communion elements are to be worshipped as God.
12 The RCC has the authority to determine what dead people are saints.
13 Saints are to be prayed to & sought after for miracles.
14 Access to Jesus is thru Mary.
15 Sins must be confessed to a priest for absolution.
16 Penance, not repentance, is required for forgiveness.
17 Indulgences to get dead ones a reduced sentence in Purgatory is still taught.
18 No person can know for sure they are saved; that’s the sin of presumption.
19 The higher the clerical position, the closer to God.
20 Making the sign of the cross has spiritual benefits.
21 Clerical vestments are holy.
22 Kissing the pope’s feet shows honor to Christ.
23 Priests should be addressed as Father.
24 The pope is the Holy Father.
25 The Commandment not to make any graven image is not in the RCC’s list.
26 Holy water is beneficial in sanctifying people and objects.
27 Statues of saints can be bowed to.
28 Self-flagellation is accepted by God for penance.
30 The host is to be adored as it passes in a bejeweled monstrance.
31 Priests must take a vow of celibacy and not to marry.
32 Some sins send you to hell, some to Purgatory - mortal & venial.
33 Catholics must refrain from eating meats during Fridays in Lent.
34 Mass cards can be bought to help spring loved ones from Purgatory.
35 Some hosts have miraculously turned into actual human flesh.
36 Some chalices of wine have miraculously turned into human blood.
37 Chanting the Rosary is a form of legitimate prayer.
38 Reciting the Hail Mary gives one grace with Mary.
39 Mary can hear all prayers just as God can.
40 Meditation by making a mind blank brings one closer to God.
41 Keeping the RCC sacraments is necessary to get to heaven.
42 All other Christian denominations are inferior and the separated brethren.
43 Ex-Catholics are lost until they come back to Rome
44 The scapular gives spiritual protection to the one who wears it.
45 The miraculous medal of Mary will spring the dead person out of purgatory.
46 Mary never died, but was transported to heaven alive in the Assumption.
47 Mary’s apparition has appeared and is appearing with miraculous signs.
48 Seminarians must obey those above them even if they ask them to sin.
49 Mary stayed perpetually a virgin and had no other children.
50 Joseph never consummated his marriage to Mary.
51 Mary was born without original sin and never sinned.
52 Dead saints, like pagan gods, rule over a particular life’s need or position.
53 The Roman Catholic Church is Christian.
54 The Reformers are heretics, worthy of the executions the RCC put on them.
55 The unity of all religions under Rome is a Catholic goal, i.e. Assisi.
56 The RCC has replaced Israel.
57 Rome has replaced Jerusalem as God’s holy city.
58 The RCC is the Mother Church.
59 God recognizes all annulled marriages as if they were never joined.
60 The RCC can change truth with the authority to bind on earth as it is in heaven.
61 The RCC has the right to cover up the sins of their pedophile priests.
62 Baptizing babies makes them part of Christ’s Church.
63 Drinking blood during the mass is A-OK.
64 The faithful received Christ into their stomachs, not their hearts.
65 Rats can eat God.
66 Unbaptized babies do not enter into heaven.
67 Church tradition is equal to the Bible in faith and practice.
68 Peter, a married man, was the first pope.
69 Levitation is a miracle that many saints have engaged in.
70 Grace is not unearned favor, but a special blessing one can earn thru works.
71 The archangel Michael is a saint.
72 To be a saint, miracles have to be attributed to the person after death.
73 Dead loved ones can be present among their families.
74 Exorcisms are performed with the use of the crucifix and holy water.
75 Eucharist adoration keeps Jesus company while he’s stranded in the tabernacle.
76 Jews have no biblical right to the Holy Land.
77 Communion cup forbidden to laity.
78 Jesus’ sacrifice needs to be reoffered daily in a bloodless manner.
79 Vows of silence earns grace with God.
80 The Magisterium holds the mysteries of Christ.
81 The Catholic Church gave us the Bible.
82 Mary is a co-mediatrix between God and man.
83 Jesus died so we can all become gods.
84 Incense and candles create a holy atmosphere.
85 Icons and religious art can be venerated.
86 Mary statues that cry or bleed are holy signs.
87 The stigmata wounds cause saints to suffer like Christ for the sins of others.
88 The infant Jesus is an entity that can be addressed in prayer.
89 Stoicism and deprivation of the needs of the body are acts of holiness.
90 Jesus cannot turn down requests from his mother.
91 OK to pray to body parts such as the sacred heart or immaculate heart.
92 The RCC is the guardian of salvation - they hold the keys to the kingdom.
93 Doctrine and truth evolve.
94 Christ’s payment for sin is insufficient; we must suffer for our own sins.
95 The Roman Catholic Church is the one true Church.


  1. Great list. Too bad Romanists won't read it and leave that apostate organization.

  2. Such grievous doctrines! May the Lord deliver more people out of that apostate church!

  3. Eucharist adoration keeps Jesus company! while He's stranded!! in the tabernacle?! This is ridiculous! There is so much to say here that I'm bottle-necked and about to explode!!

  4. I grew up Catholic, and remember a lot of these lies. To think that so many still believe them is terrible! I thank God I am no longer a part of such an organization. Thanks for posting these!

  5. I was raised Catholic. But when I was 21 I prayed to God to come into my heart "in the Name of Jesus" and I had a spiritual birth. I now go to a very special Baptist church and I have learned so much about God and doctirne through the Pastor and leaders of the church. I got this from my friend, who is the pastor's wife.It is so great to have the Authorised Version of the Bible (KJV) to guide and inspire me.

  6. It is so gratifying to me, after having witnessed the spread of the eccumenical movement through the past 50 years, to see a new generation rise up and declare without fear, that eccumenicalism is really the old RC religious chains in a new package. All of the religious excesses of money-mad preachers, maga-churches with no Gospel being preached, preachers who claim to practice the gifts of the Spirit, but in reality make a mock of those Gifts, is all traceable to the eccumenical forsaking of the Bible as the guide to our faith, and following these religious liars that tell us how wonderful the pope is, and we should all go home to Rome. Keep up the good work!

  7. Oh the traditions of men that Rome has enslaved millions and millions of people with that NULLIFY the word of God... If people would Just put these burdens created by mere men away and Just read their Bibles..

    But most sadly will not but will continue to follow blindly blind men all the way to hell..

    Paul said to be like the Bereans and search the scriptures DAILY to SEE if these things are TRUE.... When will RCC's take off this yoke of slavery and find out the truth that what they teach are lies??

    Just breaks my heart and they need to know true freedom of the sole sufficiency of God's GRACE..

  8. The Rapture Belief is Anti-Catholic

    Many assert that the "rapture" promoted by evangelicals was first taught, at least seminally, by a Jesuit Catholic priest named Francisco Ribera in his 16th century commentary on the book of Revelation.
    To see what is claimed, Google "Francisco Ribera taught a rapture 45 days before the end of Antichrist's future reign." (Oddly, many claimants are anti-Catholic and merely use Ribera in order to "find" much earlier historical support for their rapture which actually isn't found in any official Christian theology or organized church before 1830!)
    After seeing this claim repeated endlessly without even one sentence from Ribera offered as proof, one widely known church historian decided to go over every page in Ribera's 640-page work published in Latin in 1593.
    After laboriously searching for the Latin equivalent of "45 days" ("quadraginta quinque dies"), "rapture" ("raptu," "raptio," "rapiemur," etc.) and other related expressions, the same scholar revealed that he couldn't find anything in Ribera's work even remotely resembling a prior rapture! (Since the same scholar plans to publish his complete findings, I won't disclose his name.)
    Are you curious about the real beginnings of this evangelical belief (a.k.a. the "pre-tribulation rapture") merchandised by Darby, Scofield, Lindsey, Falwell, LaHaye, Ice, Van Impe, Hagee and many others?
    Google "The Unoriginal John Darby," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "X-Raying Margaret," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "Walvoord Melts Ice," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)," "Wily Jeffrey," "Deceiving and Being Deceived" by D.M., "The Real Manuel Lacunza," "Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism," "Pretrib Rapture Politics," "Pretrib Hypocrisy" (anti-Catholic evangelical leaders), "Famous Rapture Watchers," and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" - most of these by the author of the 300-page nonfiction book "The Rapture Plot," the highly endorsed and most accurate documentation on the long hidden historical facts of the 182-year-old pre-tribulation rapture theory imported from Britain during the late 19th century.

  9. You may not realise #2 is not a 'lie' but is in fact standard Christian doctrine which has been taught by the church for (approximately) 1500 years. (And was also agreed upon by the Reformers). Mary's title as 'theotokos' (God-bearer) was never designed to exalt Mary, but rather to exalt Christ. It was a positive statement that the child 'born of the virgin Mary' (as the Creed says) was none other than the incarnate 2nd person of the triune God Yahweh. Also the bible clearly refers to Mary as 'the mother of Jesus' so if you are denying that Mary is the mother of God, then are you also denying that Jesus is God?

  10. On most of the others I agree wholeheartedly - especially the perverse dishonouring of Jesus in the blasphemous offence of the mass! Just so you know where I'm coming from and hope you take the above point in the spirit it was intended. It's good to care about good doctrine - but we need to make sure we represent people fairly and understand why they say what they do...