*]What does The Bible say about false religions?
*]Does the Old Testament mention false religions?
*]What does the Catechism say about false religions?
The Church says this about the Catholic Church and other religions
in the official Catechism of the Catholic Church:
[/LIST]These are kinda the same question. The Bible says that false religions are, um, false.
*]What does the Catechism say about false religions?
839 "Those who have not yet received the Gospel are related to the People of God in various ways."325
The relationship of the Church with the Jewish People. When she delves into her own mystery, the Church, the People of God in the New Covenant, discovers her link with the Jewish People,326 "the first to hear the Word of God."327 The Jewish faith, unlike other non-Christian religions, is already a response to God’s revelation in the Old Covenant. To the Jews “belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ”,328 "for the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable."329
840 And when one considers the future, God’s People of the Old Covenant and the new People of God tend towards similar goals: expectation of the coming (or the return) of the Messiah. But one awaits the return of the Messiah who died and rose from the dead and is recognized as Lord and Son of God; the other awaits the coming of a Messiah, whose features remain hidden till the end of time; and the latter waiting is accompanied by the drama of not knowing or of misunderstanding Christ Jesus.
841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; 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."330
842 The Church’s bond with non-Christian religions is in the first place the common origin and end of the human race:
All nations form but one community. This is so because all stem from the one stock which God created to people the entire earth, and also because all share a common destiny, namely God. His providence, evident goodness, and saving designs extend to all against the day when the elect are gathered together in the holy city. . .331
843 The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search, among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved. Thus, the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as "a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life."332
844 In their religious behavior, however, men also display the limits and errors that disfigure the image of God in them:
Very often, deceived by the Evil One, men have become vain in their reasonings, and have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and served the creature rather than the Creator. Or else, living and dying in this world without God, they are exposed to ultimate despair.333
845 To reunite all his children, scattered and led astray by sin, the Father willed to call the whole of humanity together into his Son’s Church. The Church is the place where humanity must rediscover its unity and salvation. The Church is “the world reconciled.” She is that bark which “in the full sail of the Lord’s cross, by the breath of the Holy Spirit, navigates safely in this world.” According to another image dear to the Church Fathers, she is prefigured by Noah’s ark, which alone saves from the flood.334
Some topics I think you might be interested in are Nephilim, Demons, and the Book of Enoch
Does the Bible conform to this view? Depends on who is interpreting it. There are some people who manage to read the Bible and still deny the existence of demons for that matter (angels seem to be a less controversial subject).
The RC Church does not officially confirm it, but does not deny it either to my knowledge.
Personally, it does appear to me that false religions come from a mix of Nephilim (Greek gods for instance), Demons (Moloch for instance), and humans influenced by both demons and Nephilim (Babylonian Paganism, for instance).
If you read both Genesis and the Book of Enoch, it does make sense.
But keep in mind, the Book of Enoch is not considered Canonical by most churches. There are some who do consider it inspired. Regardless, it was held in high regard by OT Hebrews and is one of the oldest books in existence.
Good laugh out of that
Actually I was looking for some quotes from scripture about false religion from the Bible.
I’ll do some searching myself in the meantime.
1 Cor 1;10
God Bless, Memaw
Some of these are helpful: openbible.info/topics/false_religions
The Bible mentions false prophets, false apostles, and false christs, but not false religions. It also mentions “gods” which were abominable, such as Milcom of the Ammonites, Ashtoreth of the Zidonians, or Chemosh of the Moabites.
A false religion could be defined as one which promises something which it doesn’t deliver, for whatever reason. Since we don’t really know the actual condition of people after death, we can’t definitively say that any particular religion has misled its adherents in what they believed would be their reward, but disappointed them with something of much lesser value. This may be why the Bible doesn’t judge religions as true or false.