The Catholic Perversion of Truth
1. The Blasphemous Doctrine of the Eucharist
One of the doctrines of the Catholic Church is, "transubstantiation." It means, literally, a crossing from one substance to another..." (The Faith Explained, p.358). Which is turning the bread and wine into God Jesus Christ literally.
According to Fr. Bernard Mulcahy, O.P., in his pamphlet entitled, The Holy Eucharist, p.12, it says, "...the Eucharist is the true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ--the reality and not a mere symbol or figure."
"...Jesus is... present as a human being and as God." (Our Joy in Being Catholic, p.99).
Another pamphlet entitled The Eucharist, p.17, by Peter Kreeft also says, "The Eucharistic presence of Christ...remain for about 15 minutes in the human body after being swallowed..." This is a blasphemous word against the doctrine of the Most High God.
2. The Supremacy of Pope
The doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church on the Primacy of the pope, is not Biblical. If Jesus has delegated one man to be the head of the church, we will not find His disciples fighting for it (Matthew 20:20-24) because they will surely respect the one that Christ appointed.
"all ye are brethren" (Matt. 23:8), Christ said, but the statement below is opposite:
"Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff." -- Bull of Pope Boniface VIII promulgated November 18, 1302 (click here for the full copy of the letter)
3. The Absolution of Sin by Priesthood
The absolution of sin assumed by the priesthood. "Every priest has the power to forgive sins". (The Faith Explained, p.435.). This doctrine is in contrast with what Jesus Christ teaches in the Bible;
"And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?.. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins,.." Luke 5:20,24
4.The changed of God's law
The issue of changing times and laws does not need so much argument for the Catholic Church herself admitted the fact.
"The pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws... The pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as a vicegerent of God upon the earth." Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotica, "Papa" art. 2, translated.
In the book, Definitive Edition Cathecism of the Catholic Church, p.552-554, the changes goes like these:
I am the Lord your God: You shall not have strange Gods before me.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Honor your father and mother.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Their list of the Ten Commandments is so different compared with what is enumerated in the Bible:
1. Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Exo 20:4-6 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
3. Exo 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
4. Exo 20:8-11 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
5. Exo 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
6. Exo 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
7. Exo 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Exo 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
9. Exo 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
10. Exo 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
5. The Change Of Seventh day Sabbath to Sunday
"Nothing is said in the Bible about the change of the Lord's day from Saturday to Sunday. We know of the change only from the tradition of the Church--a fact handed down to us from earliest times by the living voice of the Church. That is why we find so illogical the attitude of many non-Catholics, who say that they will believe nothing unless they can find it in the Bible and yet will continue to keep Sunday as the Lord's day on the say-so of the Catholic Church." -The Faith Explained, p. 246
"You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify." --James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.
The law code in the Bible have derived their influence from the non Biblical law codes of the Ancient Near East to varying degrees.
"The Decalogue and the precepts of the code of the covenant are not something to be found only in the Bible. There were other forms of law codes in the ancient Middle East. The most common of them is the Code of Hammurabi. Parallels of the Code of Hammurabi in the Bible are the Covenant Code. (Exo. 21-23), the Holiness Code (Lev. 17-26) and the Deuteronomic Code (Deut. 12-26). The Code of Hammurabi is probably the most ancient law code that has come down to us in good condition and it seems that this code has influence Biblical law codes." -The Pentateuch An Exegetical Commentary. pp.56, 58
6. Bible Myth ang Legend
"Genesis 1-11 -- Considered as myth or legend" -- Going by the Bible and History, p.3,4
Since the Catholic Church does not believe the historical narrative of Genesis chapters 1 to 11, it only shows that the story of the flood in the days of Noah was not real. In the book, "The Scandalous Bible" by Fr. Nil Guillemette S.J. p.9, says, "In the present work, I will therefore try to show that the violent God of the Great Flood, of the sacrifice of Isaac, of the Plagues of Egypt, etc. is a pure projection of the sacred writers' deep convictions, a figment of their imagination, and nothing else." The book continues its skeptical statement referring to God who brought the flood as, "moral monster... feeble minded" p.22, "Not infinitely wise" p.23, "cruel and stupid" p.24. It also states "the Flood was a huge fiasco" p.23.
"So you say Genesis is a literary myth and does not necessarily conflict with evolution. Are you saying that human beings evolved from lower apes.?" "Evidence from fossils, DNA, anatomy, and physiology strongly suggest our relatedness to other primates, including earlier forms that have become extinct.. What theistic evolution" affirms is that God made use of the evolutionary process to form the human body and specially to create a spiritual soul for each individual who is conceived." (Catholic Answers to Fundamentalists' Questions, p.61)