A Roman Catholic, living and dying according to the complex principles of the doctrine and worship that is followed in Popery, cannot be saved, nor expect justification before God. This way of Roman Catholicism is of itself exceeding sinful, and abominable before the Lord, and so makes a person liable to God’s wrath. As it is of itself sinful, so it has no way for removing sin, but leaves a man without any solid hope of relief from his original and actual sins. And where these two are put together—heinous sin and no way to remove it—what can be expected but inevitable ruin and condemnation? For where the disease is deadly and the cure naught, death must be certain.… Read More 14 Reasons Roman Catholics Are Not Saved
The apostasy of the Antichrist is not that of complete abnegation of Christianity, but, on the contrary, he is said to make his seat in the temple of God (2 Thess. 2:4), that is, in the Christian Church, in order to exercise his tyranny. And it is in the name of Christianity that he will darken, introducing his cursed apostasy. The Antichrist must be a disguised enemy of Christ, who, under the pretense of the name of Christ would rule over the Church of Christ, attacking the person of Christ, his offices and his good works.… Read More How Rome Denies The Father And The Son
1 John 2:18 distinguishes between a singular antichrist that will come in the future and the many antichrists that were then already at work: “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” John is aware that his audience had already heard that this antichrist will come, and he does not treat this as a misunderstanding of theirs that he needed to correct. John’s readers heard about the coming of the great Antichrist from the Apostles and prophets (2 Thess. 2:3-10; Dan. 7:8, 20).… Read More Antichrist: One Or Many?
William PerkinsWorks IV, pp. 484-485. The end of popery is to pull down the kingdom of Christ and to disannul His laws, as will appear by a short view in every commandment. And therefore it cannot be the true religion. The first commandment teaches us to choose and acknowledge the true God for our God… Read More Roman Catholicism Violates All Ten Commandments
Having seen that Christ did not institute a papacy in the church, and that Peter was not a pope or universal bishop, one may ask when and how the papacy came to exist and how it became what it is today. The papacy did not appear immediately at one time, rather it developed over a long period of time. Attempting to identify the first pope is akin to asking: When does food become rotten? It is not easy to pinpoint at one specific time because it is a gradual process.… Read More Who Was the First Pope?
It is very evident that Peter neither was a general bishop of the entire church nor had a position of supremacy over the other apostles and over the church. Thus, the pope of Rome is neither a successor of Peter nor the head of the church.… Read More The Pope Is Not Peter’s Successor
“And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Rev. 21:14)… Read More The Equality of Peter Among the Apostles
Theodore Beza & Antoine de la Faye Theses Theologicae in Schola Genevensi Propositions and Principles of Divinity Propounded and Disputed in the University of Geneva by Students (1586) LXI. Principles Touching the Popish Mass. We have spoken in the former principles concerning the true use of the Supper of the Lord: now we are to… Read More Principles on the Popish Mass
J.A. Wylie Book I. The History of the Papacy. Chapter VII. That the Church of Rome Neither has Nor Can Change Her Principles on the Head of the Supremacy. We have shown in the foregoing chapter, that nothing in all past history is better authenticated than the fact that the Papacy has claimed supremacy over… Read More 7. Rome Cannot Alter its Claim to Supremacy
J.A. Wylie Book I. History of the Papacy. Chapter VI. The Canon Law. It would be bad enough that a system of the character we have described should exist in the world, and that there should be a numerous class of men all animated by its spirit, and sworn to carry into effect its principles.… Read More 6. The Canon Law