Christianity vs religion part 37

CVR-37-081207 - length: 23:03 - taught on Dec, 7 2008
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What questions Help Me Debunk a Religion?

If you don't know the truth of bible doctrine, you will be deceived by the lies of religion.

If you don't have a specific way to inspect the doctrines of a religion, you will be deceived by the lies of religion.

If you don't put bible doctrines side by side with religious doctrines, you have NO CHANCE to see the deception.

What are the seven things I need to know to debunk a religion?

A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. GAL 5:9

A substance, such as yeast or baking powder, that causes fermentation and expansion of dough or batter… an element that produces an altering or transforming influence on the whole of the dough or batter.

A little leaven (legalism) leavens the whole lump of dough (perverts the whole local church). GAL 5:9

Why isn't religion worth studying?

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
TIT 3:9

What five questions help me inspect a religion?

Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you (Nicodemus) the teacher of Israel (a masters degree in theology) and (you) do not understand these things? JOH 3:10

"Which one of you (the Scribes and Pharisees) convicts Me of sin (having a sin nature…which of you can prove I am a sinner)? If I speak truth (and I do), why do you not believe Me?
JOH 8:46

Religion rejects the truth of bible doctrine.

Who do the doctrines of the discipline say the Lord Jesus Christ is?

What is the discipline's source of truth?

What do the doctrines of the discipline suggest concerning how a person is to be saved (the gospel message)?

What do the doctrines say about the relationship between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy spirit?

What does the discipline say about God's policy toward mankind?

What makes Catholicism a religion worth inspecting?

There are 1 billion Catholics in a world population of six billion people.

One in six people in the world are Catholic.

Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, and the U.S are the top four Catholic populations.

One in four people in the United States are Catholic.

Catholicism is a brilliant deception.

“Popish writers pretend that they have always taught what we now teach [faith alone in Christ alone for salvation] concerning faith and good works, and that they are unjustly accused of the contrary. Thus the wolf puts on sheep's clothing until he gains admission to the fold.”  Martin Luther

“There is a deep and indelible sentence of damnation written upon the apostate [Roman Catholic] church... the curse is registered in heaven... it's infamy is engraved in the rock forever...followers of [the Lord] Jesus [Christ], for their own sake, should oppose it with all their might.”  Charles Haddon Spurgeon, "The Inquisition," The Sword and the Trowel, April 1868

What is the great “trick bag” for Catholics?

They “claim to be” bound by the Bible (which they almost never open).

They are bound by the doctrines of Catholicism as revealed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The two books, the Bible and the Catechism, contradict each other like day contradicts night.

Catholicism Attacks Christ.

Who do the doctrines of Catholicism say the Lord Jesus Christ is?

“What do you think about the Christ… MAT 22:42

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
MAT 16:13

And they said, “Some say John the Baptist (a herald of the Messiah); and others, Elijah (of whom it was said he is coming back; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
MAT 16:14

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are (keep on being) the Christ (100% true humanity), the Son of the living God (Deity).”
MAT 16:15

“Therefore I said to you that you will die in (the sphere of) your sins (the cosmic system of thought); for unless you believe that I am He (God…the one on whom to believe…ACT 16:31, JOH 3:36), you will die in your sins (resulting from relative righteousness and human good as the means of salvation)."
JOH 8:24

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
JOH 14:6

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
ACT 4:12

Who is the Lord Jesus Christ?
100% Diety
100% True Humanity
In one person forever…
The Hypostatic Union

The Lord Jesus Christ is God.

"I (the Lord Jesus Christ) and (God) the Father are one (in essence).”
JOH 10:30

Catholicism Attacks Christ.

Roman Catholics do not believe that the Lord Jesus Christ's work at the cross is good enough to save them forever.

CCC 2027
No one can merit the initial grace which is [given] at the origin of conversion [to Roman Catholicism]. Moved by the Holy Spirit, we can merit for ourselves and for others [through works and prayer for the dead] all the graces needed to attain eternal life, as well as necessary temporal goods.

CCC 1861
Mortal sin is a radical possibility of human freedom, as is love itself. It results in the loss of charity and the privation [loss] of sanctifying grace [a term for salvation], that is, of the state of grace [a requirement for entrance to heaven].

If it is not redeemed by repentance [penance...the sacrament of confession] and God's [subsequent] forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ's kingdom [heaven] and the eternal death of hell [the lake of fire], for our freedom [volition] has the power to make choices forever, with no turning back.

However, although we can judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must entrust judgment of persons to the justice and mercy of God.

Roman Catholics do not believe Christ is the only way to salvation.

CCC 841
"The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims [who believe in Allah and the prophet Mohammed, a Jesus-like character]; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day.”

Roman Catholics believe that the Lord Jesus Christ did not finish the work of redemption.

There is no surer pledge or dearer sign of this great hope in the new heavens and new earth “in which righteousness dwells,” than the Eucharist. Every time this mystery is celebrated, “the work of our redemption is carried on” and we “break the one bread that provides the medicine of immortality, the antidote for death, and the food that makes us live forever in Jesus Christ.”

Count It All But Joy

Trust in the Lord  with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.//In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
PRO 3:5-6

“The Lord  is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
DEU 31:8

Therefore the Lord  longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord  is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
ISA 30:18

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
1PE 5:6-7

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,//to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
JUD 1:24-25

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