Hi, it’s JPhoenix again. I’m Catholic and I got a big problem. There’s another Forum I go to and met a protestant who says that Catholic Dogma Goes against Bible Teaching. I’ll paste the attachment of his claims. Can you correct or clarify any info on this.
***"KEY DATES IN THE EVOLUTION OF ROMAN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE ***
300 – Prayers For The Dead
300 – Making The Sign Of The Cross
600 – Worship in Latin Language
700 Circa – Roman Catholic began to kill and torture “heretics”, beginning Inquisition These “heretics” were people who believed in ancient Egyptian Mysteries
And in the revival of that belief system, known as Gnostics and Hermetics.
754 – Temporal, Political power of the Pope
788 – Worship of Mary and the Saints
788 – Worship of the cross, images, and relics
858 – Donation of Constantine
965 – Baptism of Bells
998 – Fasting on Fridays and on Lent
1000 – Creation of Holy Water
1090 – Praying by using Rosary beads
1123 – Enforced celibacy for priests
1190 – Sale of Indulgences
1215 – Transubstantiation of the Wafer
1215 – Auricular confession of sins to the priest
1303 – Roman Catholic Church as the only Catholic Church
***1438 – Purgatory Proclaimed ***
***1545 – Tradition equal in authority to the Bible ***
***1545 – Justification (Putting into right standing with God) by good works, not by faith ***
***1545 – Apocryphal books added to the Bible ***
***1854 – Immaculate conception of Mary ***
***1870 – Roman Catholic Pope lost the secular power enjoyed over most of Western Europe, called the Papal States. ***
***1870 – Roman Catholic Pope Pius IX, convened Vatican Council I. Main item on the agenda was the infallibility of the Pope. "After much intensive lobbying and some very unchristianlike pressure, the pope suffered a major moral defeat when, out of over 1,000 bishops entitled to take part in the Council, only ***
***451 voted for infallibility. But by a strategy of politicking and threatening all but two of the dissenters left Rome before a final vote was taken. At the last meeting of the council, on July 18, 1870, it was decided by 533 votes to 2 that the pope was infallible when defining a doctrine concerning faith or morals." ***
***1950 – Assumption of Mary" ***
THESE ARE ALL AGAINST THE BIBLES TEACHINGS "
- These qoute was taken from another Forum by a member called BonJovi4Life. I can’t provide the link since I am not sure posting another Forum site is allowed here.