3rd lie -
Roman Catholic Church considers itself above other churches, however in a true
church of the Christ there is equality, for all are equal before God. The pope
is titled as «the Holy Father». Jesus said: «But be not ye called Rabbi: for
one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your
father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven»
(Matt.23:8,9). Only in one place in Bible (John 17:11) we find the reference «Holy Father», and it is addressed by Jesus to the All Mighty. And Jesus said in
John 14:28: “My Father is greater than I”. Taking the title "Holy
Father," the Pope is implicitly presenting himself greater than Jesus
The 4th lie - In section 16 of the official document of the Catholic Church «DOMINUS IESUS» (2000) is told that the mystery of salvation belongs only to the Catholic Church. Is it really so? No. The Holy Scriptures clearly says that the tool of the salvation is not a church, but faith in God Jesus Christ: «That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved» (Rom.10:9); «For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them» (Matt.:18:20).
But you know the Catholic Church exists about 2 thousand years, maybe it won the arrangement with God by its long service? Let's rummage in historical dust...
Christianity became the officially recognized religion during the government of
Constantine I (Roman emperor since 306AD). Constantine, aspiring to
centralization of authority realized, that the Christian church can render the
real help in joining the empire together, and the Christianity was announced as
the state religion of Holy Roman empire, not even caring that in that time only
one of five citizens of the empire was a Christian. Others by custom worshipped
various gods (for example.: Act.13,14,16). Rome was the largest economic and
cultural center, therefore church in Rome was recognized as a supreme
one. Before the Roman Church the goal was established: to unite all peoples of
the empire under one Christian religion by any cost. That time the church began
its dirty business, which made it the prostitute.
is necessary to take something from their customs to be recognized»,
- the holy church decided...
So the headgear
of the pope
was created by the model of the headgear of the Philistine priests of the blood
thirsty god Dagon (1Sam.5)