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so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written,
-1 Corinthians 4:6b NAB

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God.
-1 Corinthians 2:12 NAB

He said this in reference to the Spirit that those who came to believe in him were to receive.
-John 7:39a NAB

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
-2 Timothy 2:15
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
-2 Timothy 3:16-17
...they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
-Acts 17:11b

Fascinating Reading of the Holy Bible for Roman Catholics
is presented here to be just that.

These pages are not intended to be a point-for-point refute
to Roman Catholic dogma and canon, as such.

Rather, the purpose here is to answer, from the Scriptures,
frequent misconceptions about Christian doctrine
commonly held by many Roman Catholic people.

It is our desire that the readers of these homepages
will receive the free gift of eternal life and the
forgiveness of all sins which comes solely by faith
in none other than God's Son Jesus Christ.


Justified by faith in Jesus Christ
The free gift of eternal life cannot be bought
from God by people
Righteousness through faith in Christ
No purgatory, Jesus purged our sins already
Money cannot pay for a way to heaven

Water baptism is not a requirement for salvation otherwise Paul would have been sent to baptize
Water baptism does not cleanse us from original sin
Water baptism is a baptism of repentance
which infants are not of age to do
Water baptism is to be done by full immersion
Every person (other than Jesus Christ) has sinned

Mary brings a sin offering to God, therefore,
her own conception is not immaculate
Mary is not a co-redemptrix
Jesus is not the only son of Mary, therefore,
Mary was not a virgin her entire life
Mary was not the Mother of God
nor is the Mother of the Church
Mary was not the only woman
who was blessed among women

Mary is not the Mother of Grace
nor the Ark of the New Covenant
God's word is to be adored, not Mary
God hates worship of the Queen of Heaven
Mary is never mentioned as ever
having an assumption into Heaven
Partaking of Holy Communion is not
a requirement for salvation

Holy Communion is a remembrance,
not the actual body and blood of Christ
Communion is not the unbloody
ongoing sacrifice at Calvary
Christ sacrificed Himself once for all,
not repeatedly in Masses
Men, including saints, are not to be worshipped
God will not share his glory with statues
so don't bow down to them

We cannot know Christ by fleshly images
Only God is to be called Father
Apostasy to forbid marriage and meats
Traditions of men create problems for us with God
Commandments of men are worthless worship

Prayer to God is meant to be meaningful
not empty repetition
Observing special holy days is not
mandated for us in Christ
One does not have to be dead to be a saint
The Christian's home is with the saints
Every Christian may read to understand
the Holy Scriptures

The Apocrypha does not belong in the the Holy Bible
Bishops are allowed to marry
Peter the apostle had a wife
Jesus Christ is the head of His church,
not popes, nor Peter
Jesus is the Rock on which God's church is built,
not Peter

Keys of the kingdom solely given to Peter
with no mention of successors
Peter called himself a servant, an apostle,
and an elder, but not a pope
Peter was not above other apostles
Peter the apostle was not infallible
Christ is the only Mediator through
whom we can pray to God

Christ fulfills priesthood
Christ is the Intercessor
The dead cannot intercede and no attempt
should be made to contact them
Prayers for the dead avail nothing
Christ is the only Advocate to whom
we are to confess our sins

Jesus gives the authority to forgive sins to all believers
We are forgiven of all of our sins through Christ
We become a new creature in Christ
Must repent to be saved!
Only God can save, who saved
us through His Son Jesus Christ

We can be sure that we are going to Heaven
Church membership is not a salvation requirement
God's people should not fellowship with unbelievers
Unity of the majority does not prove a cause is right

Addendum page...
Peter the Apostle was never in Rome

We ought to obey God rather than men. - Acts 5:29b

Does the Roman Catholic Church really promote
these kinds of teachings that are refuted here?

Indeed! See references to their own writings in...

   For the wages of sin is death,
but the free gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-Romans 6:23 RSV




If you believe the error that in order to be saved that you must...

  • do sacraments

  • perform penance

  • be water baptized

  • partake of holy communion

  • go through church confirmation

  • or do any deeds at all to merit salvation
...then you believe in the false "works-salvation gospel" and you are NOT saved!

You cannot be saved by doing works to add to the work Jesus did on the cross to save you. Jesus did all the work to save you and any attempt to add to that is an insult to Him.

If you seek to do something to save yourself besides wholeheartedly believing in Jesus to save you, then you are seeking to become your own savior as another besides Jesus.

To be saved you must place your entire and undivided trusting faith in God solely through His Son Jesus Christ as your only Savior and source of salvation. If not, then He is not your Savior at all.

It is hopeless to divide your faith with self, church, other things or other people and expect that Jesus is truly the Savior in whom you trust. Therefore, abandon trust in all else and place your complete confident faith in God's Son Jesus Christ to save you and to change your life.


  • Give liberally (Acts 5:1-2)

  • Profess religion (2 Timothy 4:10)

  • Live with God's people (2 Kings 5:20)

  • Hear the gospel (Mark 6:20)

  • Ask for prayers (Exodus 8:8)

  • Be baptized (Acts 8:13-20)

  • Be almost persuaded (Acts 26:28)

  • Find no fault with Christ (Luke 23:14)


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For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; - Romans 3:23

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. - Romans 6:23

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. - Romans 10:9



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