Traditions of The Church Vs The Bible

09/18 at 5:31 pm 3 comments

Traditions of The Church Vs The Bible

Justifying is a transformation of the soul in which moral sin is removed and sanctifying grace infused.
Justifying is an act of God in which He declares a sinner to be righteous in His sight, having forgiven him and imputed to him God’s own righteousness. – Romans 3:21, 4:8

Initial justification is by means of baptism.
Justification is by faith alone. Romans 3:28

Adults must prepare for justification through faith and good works.
God justifies ungodly sinners who believe. Romans 4:5. God works are the result of salvation not the cause. Ephesians 2:8-10

The justifications are in themselves beautiful and holy in God’s sight.
The justified are in Christ holy and blameless before God. Ephesians 1:1-14

Justification is furthered by sacrament and good work.
Justification is the impartation of the perfect righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:21. In Christ, the believer has been made complete. Colossians 2:10

Justification is lost through mortal sin.
Justification cannot be lost. Those whom God justifies will be saved from the wrath of God. Romans 5:8-9

Catholics guilty of mortal sin are justified again through the sacrament of penance.
There is no second justification to those whom God justifies. He also glorifies. Romans 8:30

Salvation from the eternal consequences of sin is a lifelong process.
Salvation from the eternal consequences of sin is an instantaneous and secure act of God coinciding with justification. Romans 5:9

Salvation is attained by cooperating with grace through faith, good works and participation in the sacraments.
Salvation is attained by grace through faith apart from works. – Ephesians 2:8-9. God works are the result, not the cause of salvation. Ephesians 2:10

Faith is belief in God and the firm acceptance of all that the church proposes for belief.
Saving faith is the entrusting of oneself to Christ as Lord and Savior. Romans 10:8-17

Sanctifying grace is a quality of the soul, a supernatural disposition that perfects the soul.
Grace is the undeserved favor of God. Ephesians 1:7-8

The sacraments are necessary channels for the continual infusion of grace. They bestow grace in virtue of the rite performed.
The child of God is the constant object of the father’s grace. Romans 5:12

Grace is merited by good work.
Grace is a free gift. Romans 11:6

Venial sin does not incur eternal punishment.
Every sin is punishable by eternal death. Romans 6:23

Serious sin must be confessed to a priest.
Sin is to be confessed directly to God. Ezra 10:11

The priest forgives sin as a judge.
No one can forgive sin but God alone. Mark 2:7

When the guilt of sin is forgiven, temporal punishment remains.
When God forgives sin, He completely forgives. Colossians 2:13, Isaiah 43:25

Acts of penance make satisfaction for the temporal punishment of sin.
Jesus made perfect satisfaction for all sins. 1 John 2:1-2

Indulgences dispensed by the church for acts of piety release sinners from temporal punishment.
Jesus releases believers from their sin by His blood. Revelation 1:5

Purgatory is necessary to atone for sin and cleanse the soul.
Purgatory does not exist. Jesus made purification for sins on the cross. Hebrews 1:3

Poor souls suffering in purgatory can be helped by those alive on earth offering up prayers, good works, and the sacrifice of the mass.
Those who sleep in Christ need no help to be absent from the body is to be at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

No one can know if he will attain to eternal life.
The believer can know that he has eternal life by the Word of God. 1 John 5:13

Eternal life is a merited reward.
Eternal life is the free gift of God. Romans 6:23

The Roman Catholic Church is necessary for salvation.
There is salvation in no one but the Lord Jesus Christ, for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

The last Supper was a real sacrifice in which Christ’s blood was poured out for our sins in the cup.
The last Supper was a Passover meal. Christ’s blood was poured out for our sin at the cross. 1 Peter 2:24

The bread and wine becomes the real body and blood of Christ.
The bread and wine are symbols of the body and blood of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

Christ’s body and blood exist wholly and entirely in every fragment of consecrated bread and wine in every Roman Catholic Church around the world.
Christ is bodily present in heaven. Hebrews 10:12-13

The consecrated bread and wine are heavenly food which help one to attain to eternal life.
The bread and wine are symbols which help one to remember Christ. Luke 22:19

Mary was preserved from all stain of original sin from the first instant of her conception, the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Mary, a descendant of Adam was born in sin. Psalm 51:5, Romans 5:12

Mary “the all-Holy” lived a perfectly sinless life.
Mary was a sinner, God alone is Holy. Luke 18:19, Romans 3:23

Mary was a virgin before, during and after the birth of Christ.
Mary was a virgin until the birth of Christ, later she had other children. Matthew 1:25, Matthew 13:55-56, Psalm 69:8

Mary is the mother of God.
Mary was the earthly mother of Jesus. John 2:1

Mary is the mother of the church.
Mary is a member of the church. Acts 1:14, 1 Corinthians 12:13-27

Mary is the redeemer for she participated with Christ in the painful act of redemption.
Christ alone is the Redeemer, for He alone suffered and died for sin. 1 Peter 1:18-19

At the end of her life, Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven, the doctrine of the Assumption.
Upon her death, Mary’s body returned to dust. Genesis 3:19

Mary is the co-mediator to whom we can entrust all our cares and petitions.
Christ Jesus is the one mediator to whom we can entrust all our cares and petitions. 1 Timothy 2:5; John 14:13-14; 1 Peter 5:7

We should entrust ourselves to Mary surrendering “the hour of death wholly to her care”.
We should entrust ourselves to the Lord Jesus surrendering the hour of our death wholly to His care. Romans 10:1; Acts 4:12

God has exalted Mary in heavenly glory as “Queen of Heaven and Earth”. She is to be praised with special devotions.
The name of the Lord is to be praised for He alone is exalted above heaven and earth. Psalm 148:13, God commands “you shall have no other gods before me”. Exodus 20:3

Peter was the head of the apostles.
Christ was the head of the apostles. John 13:13

The Bishops are the successors of the apostles.
The apostles had no successors for to succeed them one needed to be a witness of Christ’s resurrection. Acts 1:21-22

The Pope as the Bishop of Rome is the successor of Peter.
Peter had no successor.

The Bishops with the Pope as their head rule the universal church.
Christ, the head of the body, rules the universal church. Colossians 1:18

God had entrusted revelation to the Roman Catholic Bishops.
God has entrusted revelation to the saints. Jude 3

The magisterium is the authoritative teacher of the church.
The Holy Spirit is the authoritative teacher of the church. John 14:26; 1 John 2:27


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