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Wednesday Bible Study - Notes - Lesson 44 - P4 - The Seeds Of The Whore of Babylon

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"In the Law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people...How is it then, Brethren? When you come together, every one of you has a Psalm, has a Doctrine, has a Tongue, has a Revelation, has an Interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown Tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret...Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge...the spirits of the Prophets are subject to the Prophets" (I Cor. 14:21-32)


Revelation 2:24 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.


  1. There is Nothing more tragic than a false path to salvation

  2. The Primary Doctrines of the Catholic church portray a fraudulent path to salvation

  3. Those who follow such wind up in torment, not Eternal life

  4. Only two Areas were Roman Catholicism and Evangelical Christianity somewhat agree: 1) The Bible is truly God's word - His written revelation to man 2) The Bible is inspired and inerrant.

  5. The Fallacy enters in this: The Catholic church teaches (and this has been reaffirmed as recent as the Second Vatican Council) that "there is but one revelation from God, but it has two sources: the first is written - which is the Bible, and the second is the "traditions" of the living church."

  6. Two such doctrines illustrate this: A) The immaculate Conception (of Mary) B. Assumption of the Virgin Mary (into heaven).


I. The Immaculate Conception of Mary does not, despite widespread belief to the contrary, insist that Mary was also born of a virgin.

2. It states that Mary was uniquely, in all the aeons of human history, the only person born without original sin (the legacy of sin brought to us all by Adam).

3. The Catholic church, by declaring Mary to be born without the human inclination to sin, makes her, in effect, divine -

4. Mary's own words: "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior" (Lk. 1:46-47).


II. The Assumption (Ascension) of Mary

2. Mary being suddenly taken bodily into heaven. (We say "suddenly" because no one knew about Mary's physical "translation" before it was unexpectedly announced by the Vatican in 1950.)

3. The Bible does speak of two human beings who were translated (taken up bodily), - Elijah and Enoch.

4. There is not a hunt in Scripture of Mary having joined this illustrious company.

5. Again, however, as is often the case, when church officials within the Catholic faith announce ex cathedra, doctrine it becomes "gospel truth" forever.


III. Mass

  1. No where in Scripture are we told to take "mass"


IV. Papal Infallibility

  1. Papal infallibility no basis or hint of Scriptural approval.

  2. As a matter of fact, when Cornelius, a God-fearing man, fell down at his feet, Peter (who is claimed by the Catholic hierarchy as the prototype for all popes) told him: "Stand up; I myself also am a man" (Acts 10:26).

  3. There is no hint of papal infallibility here.


V. THE APOCRYPHA

  1. The authorized version of the Bible consists of sixty-six books - Genesis to Revelation

  2. In the Catholic Bible, however, some of these books do not appear and other books are added.

  3. These spurious writings are considered by the Catholic Church to be the Word of God.

  4. Eleven of these writings have been accepted by the Catholic church as inspired by God and are included in the Roman Catholic canon.

  5. As such, they are found within the Douay Version, which is the accepted Catholic Bible.


Why These Additions Are False

  1. As far as the Old Testament was concerned, these particular book were not included in the Hebrew canon of Scripture.

  2. None of these spurious writings (the Apocrypha) were ever quoted by the Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, or any of the other writers in the New Testament. They did frequently quote from other books included within the canon of Scripture.

  3. Josephus, the widely respected Hebrew historian expressly excluded them.

  4. Divine inspiration is claimed by none of them.

  5. The books known as the Apocrypha have historical, geographical, and chronological errors.

  6. For the most part, they teach and uphold doctrines that are contrary to Scripture. For instance, lying is sanctioned in certain cases, magic is advocated and practiced in others.

  7. As literature they are considered to be myth and legend.

  8. Their spiritual (and even moral) content is far below the standard of either the Old Testament or New Testament.

  9. In comparison to the Old Testament, the majority of these questionable books were written much later than those considered to be authoritative and inspired.


The seven churches were chosen by the Holy Spirit! And portray the entirety of the church age.

  1. Ephesus

  2. Smyrna

  3. Pergamos

  4. Thyatira

  5. Sardis

  6. Philadelphia

  7. Laodicea




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