Doctrines and Teachings
What We Must Do To Be Saved
What does the Word of God teach about
salvation? What does the Roman Catholic Church teach is
necessary for salvation? Does Rome teach what the Bible
Adding Up the Mass
"The Roman 'Mass' is a very reverent
ceremony pertaining to the bread and wine given by the Lord Jesus
Christ to His disciples at the 'last Supper'. It is a pivotal part
of Roman Catholic practice; considered vital to salvation. Anyone
who becomes a Roman Catholic would have to observe the
"In this article we will briefly
assess the position Mary holds, and the devotion accorded her,
within the Catholic belief system. Of course, not everyone in the
Catholic Church holds to all the teachings of Rome, but ...
the following instructions about Mary represent firm dogma [which
means] they must be accepted by anyone wishing to be a member
of the Roman Church..."
Saints and Images
"While Mary receives special 'veneration', Roman Catholicism also
encourages the revering of other historical 'saints' and the
observance of 'Saints days'..."
It Is Not Good For Priests To Be Alone
(04 March 2013)
"And the Lord God said, 'It is
not good that the man should be alone; I will make an help meet for
him' (Gen 2:18). The Roman Catholic Church says, 'Not only is it
good for priests to be alone, it is mandatory'..."
Blessed Be My Rock
"Some of the titles claimed by the Roman
Pope are 'the Vicar of Christ upon earth', Supreme Head', 'Sovereign
Pontiff', and 'His Holiness'. These are all very grand titles,
suggestive of a mighty and magnificent office - and that is indeed
what we find in papal statements regarding the extent of Papal
Sacred Scripture and Tradition
"Christ magnified the scriptures. He
declared they are Truth and Life. He emphasized their inerrancy and
permanence. He promised blessing to those who studied and obeyed
them. And He rebuked those who hid, or corrupted, or did not believe
them. Thus He expected His People to know the scriptures, and He
showed their importance by repeatedly quoting them. According
to Roman Catholicism's Second Vatican Council:..."
The New Testament ~ A Quickie History
A very short summary of the manuscript
history of the New Testament: 1st-4th Centuries /
Constantine / The Dark Ages / The Protestant
Reformation / The Catholic Counter Reformation /
The King James (Authorised) Bible / 19th Century /
The Present Day / Which Stream? / Does It
Matter? / A Remarkable Parallel.
Persecution / The Reformation
"Most Roman Catholics are never taught
about the history of their church or religion, and so are totally
unaware of the contents of this article and its ramifications..."
Reformation Avant La Lettre in Late
"There were many criticisms of medieval
Roman Catholicism from Christians who would not bow to her
authority. ... This article looks at some of Rome's detractors who
were the immediate forerunners of the Reformation of the 16th
century; in particular John Wycliffe (c1320-1384) and the Lollards
in England, and Jan Hus (c1369-1415) and the Hussites in Bohemia..."
The Pilgrim Church (E.H.
"There is one history, which, though it contains the darkest
tragedy, yet by common consent is called 'The Good News', 'The Glad
Tidings', or by a name which it has captured and made its own: 'The
John Hus: A Brief Story of the Life
of a Martyr (William Dallmann, 1915)
"The Project Gutenberg EBook of
The History of Protestantism
(J.A. Wylie, 1878)
James A. Wylie's classic book
spans the period of the beginnings of Christianity in the 1st
century to the Glorious Revolution in Great Britain in 1688. It is
presented here in the form of separate articles for each chapter;
making it easy to print out and read in small chunks.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
(1554/1563) (edited by William Byron Forbrush)
"This is a book that will never die - one of the great English
classics. ... written with both passion and tenderness, it tells the
dramatic story of some of the most thrilling periods in Christian
history. ... it brings to life the days when 'a noble army, men and
boys, the matron and the maid' ... 'climbed the steep ascent of
heaven, mid peril, toil, and pain'..."
History of the Jesuits (J.A.
Chapter 15 from J. A. Wylie's
book History of Protestantism: "Don Inigo Lopez de Recalde,
the Ignatius Loyola of history, was the founder of the Order of
Jesus, or the Jesuits. His birth was nearly contemporaneous with
that of Luther. He was the youngest son of one of the highest
Spanish grandees, and was born in his father's Castle of Loyola, in
the province of Guipuzcoa, in 1491..."
away the Protestant Reformation and the
pitiless murder of countless men and women who would not compromise
their faith during it. Are they right to do this? Is Rome
really 'just another denomination’? Is it really
'just another expression of Christianity'?..."
"There are many religions in the world, with billions of followers
between them. It is vital that we have a right understanding of what
God thinks of each of these faiths, and in what way He calls us to
relate to them and their adherents..."
Babylon: Mystery Religion
A Mystery Solved
"In our various articles about Rome we
examine some of the main elements of the Roman Catholic Religion..."
The 40 Days of Weeping for Tammuz
(by Michael Scheifler)
"According to Catholics, Lent is
derived from the 40 days Yeshua spent fasting in the wilderness, but
it is admitted that the observance of Lent was unknown to the
disciples and it did not find its way into the church until several
centuries after the time of the Messiah..."
of the Christ
"Numerous very good articles have been written about Mel Gibson's
film, and so, rather than reinventing the wheel, we have simply
listed our 'Top Ten' aspects of the film, along with at least one
reference to an article covering each point in more depth..."
The Act of Settlement and the Vatican
(12 January 2000)
"A correspondent to a national newspaper (9th January)
claimed that the Act of Settlement's prohibition of the marriage of
a British Monarch to a Catholic is intolerance. If the Roman
Catholic Church were merely another denomination of Christianity
then this might be true..."