Appalling Papal Proclamations | Straight from the Harlot’s Mouth

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This article contains many shocking papal declarations and papal documents that, as a Bible believing Christian, you may find extremely offensive and very disturbing. If you’re the type of Christian who is easily offended, you are “advised” to exercise “discretion.” In other words, take a moment to think about whether you really want to read the following article. But if you decide to continue reading, you may rest assured that the following will prove to be a real eye opener, if you are sincerely seeking His truth.

We start by quoting some of the appalling papal declarations in chronological order.

Saint Pope Nicholas I (pope from April 24, 858, to November 13, 867):

Pope Nicholas I“I am in all and above all, so that God himself, and I, the vicar of God, hath both one consistory…and I am able to do almost all that God can do…I then, being above all…seem by this reason, to be above all gods.” (Source: “The Church Historians of England: Reformation Period,by Josiah Pratt, pub. 1856, p.159)

“Wherefore, No marvel if it be in my power to dispense with all things, yea, with the precepts of Christ.” (Source: ibid., Pratt, p. 159)

The following text was written by Pope Nicholas I in response to a letter he received from the Catholic bishops of Lorraine:

“You affirm that you are submissive to your sovereign, in order to obey the words of the apostle Peter, who said, ‘Be subject to the prince, because he is above all mortals in this world.’ But you appear to forget that we, as the vicar of Christ, have the right to judge all men: thus, before obeying kings, you owe obedience to us; and if we declare a monarch guilty, you should reject him from your communion until we pardon him.

“We alone have the power to bind and to loose, to absolve Nero and to condemn him; and Christians can not, under penalty of excommunication, execute other judgment than ours, which alone is infallible. People are not the judges of their princes; they should obey without murmuring the most iniquitous orders; they should bow their foreheads under the chastisements which it pleases kings to inflict on them, for a sovereign can violate the fundamental laws of the State, and seize upon the wealth of the citizen, by imposts or by confiscations; he can even dispose of their lives, without any of his subjects having the right to address to him simple remonstrances. But if we declare a king heretical and sacrilegious, if we drive him from the Church, clergy and laity, whatever their rank, are freed from their oaths of fidelity, and may revolt against his power.”

(Source: A Complete History of the Popes of Rome, from Saint Peter, the First Bishop to Pius the Ninth, the Present Pope: Including the History of Saints Martyrs, Fathers of the Church, Religious Orders, Cardinals, Inquisitions, Schisms and the Great Reformers (Google eBook), by Louis Marie DeCormenin, James L. Gihon, 1857, p. 242.)

Writing to Charles the Bald, to incite him against the King of Lorraine, he said:

“We order you, in the name of religion, to invade his states, burn his cities, and massacre his people, whom we render responsible for the resistance of their bad prince.” (Source: ibid., Gihon, p. 242.)

To an envoy from Constantinople, Pope Nicholas said:

“Know, prince, that the vicars of Christ (the popes) are above the judgment of mortals, and that the most powerful sovereigns have no right to punish the crimes of popes, how enormous soever they may be….; for no matter how scandalous or criminal may be the debaucheries of the pontiffs, you should obey them, for they are seated on the chair of St. Peter.

“Fear, then, our wrath and the thunders of our vengeance, for Jesus Christ has appointed us with his own mouth absolute judges of all men, and kings themselves are submitted to our authority.” (Source: ibid., Gihon, p. 243.)

When the King of Bulgaria became a convert to Catholicism, he persecuted those of his subjects who refused to follow his example. This earned him the following praise from Pope Nicholas I:

“I glorify you for having maintained your authority by putting to death those wandering sheep who refuse to enter the fold, and you not only have not sinned by showing a holy rigor, but I even congratulate you upon having opened the kingdom of heaven to the people submitted to your rule. A king need not fear to command massacres, when these will retain his subjects in obedience, or cause them to submit to the faith of Christ, and God will reward him in this world, and in eternal life, for these murders.” (Source: ibid., Gihon, p. 244.)

Note: Pope Nicholas I was made a SAINT by the Church of Rome in 1630, which means that as a “saint” he is to be emulated, obeyed and prayed to.

Saint Pope Gregory VII (pope from June 30, 1073, to May 25, 1085):  

Pope Gregory VIIFrom the pope’s Dictatus Papae, of 1075, we quote the following stunning papal declarations:

“That the Roman pontiff alone can with right be called universal.”
“That he alone may use the imperial insignia.”
“That of the pope alone all princes shall kiss the feet.”
“That his name alone shall be spoken in the churches.”
“That this title [Pope] is unique in the world.”
“That it may be permitted to him to depose emperors.”
“That no synod shall be called a general one without his order.”
“That no chapter and no book shall be considered canonical without his authority.”
“That he himself may be judged by no one.”
“That the Roman church has never erred; nor will it err to all eternity, the Scripture bearing witness.”
“That the Roman pontiff, if he have been canonically ordained, is undoubtedly made a saint by the merits of St. Peter; St. “Ennodiusbishop of Pavia, bearing witness, and many holy fathers agreeing with him. As is contained in the decrees of St. Symmachus the pope.”
“That he may absolve subjects from their fealty to wicked men.”
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictatus_papae)

“The Pope cannot make a mistake.” (Source: Pope Gregory VII, (quoted by The Benedictine Network in a listing of notable items by the various popes throughout history))

Pope Innocent III (pope from February 22, 1198, to July 16, 1216):

Pope Innocent III

“We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.” (Source: “Decretals of Greogory IX,” Book 1, chapter 3.)

“Anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with church dogma must be burned without pity.”  (Source: Papal Bull, 1198.  This quote comes from Peter Tompkins, Symbols of Heresy in THE MAGIC OF OBELISKS, p.57 (New York: Harper, 1981))

“It was said to me in the prophet: ‘I have set you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy, and to overthrow, to build and to plant’ (Jer. 1:10)…Others were called to the role of caring, but only St. Peter was invested with the fullness of power [plenitudo potestatis]. See then what manner of servant this is, appointed over the household; he is indeed the vicar of Jesus Christ, the successor of St. Peter, the Christ of the Lord, the God of Pharaoh…the midpoint between God and man… who can judge all things and is judged by no one.” (Source: Consecration Sermon, c. 1200, see Rome Has Spoken; Granfield, Patrick, The Limits of the Papacy:Authority and Autonomy in the Church, NY:Crossroad, 1987; p. 32.)

Pope Gregory IX (pope from March 19, 1227, to August 22, 1241)  

Gregory IXPope Gregory IX, in 1229, issued the papal bull, Excommunicamus, in which he denied legal consul to defendants on trial by the Inquisition. (Source: Kirsch, 79)

He further convened a church council in which it was ordered that every man fifteen and older and every woman thirteen and older was to swear that they would denounce heretics.  The church council also set the precedent of refusing to let defendants know who had accused them.  (Source: Engh, 132)

Pope Gregory IX also established in 1231 the Holy Office of Inquisition as a separate tribunal answerable only to the Pope.  Its rule of law was “guilty until proven innocent.”  A papal statute decreed burning as a standard penalty.  Executions were carried out by civil authorities, not priests, to preserve the church’s “sanctity.”  (Source: Ellerbe, 78; Haught, 74 (1990); McBrien, 212)

 

Pope Boniface VIII (pope from January 23, 1295, to October 11, 1303):

Pope Boniface VIII 

“We declare, say, define, and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.” (Source: Bull “Unam Sanctum,” as cited in “Apostolic Digest, Book V: The Book of Obedience”)

“If, therefore, the Greeks or others say that they are not committed to Peter and to his successors, they necessarily say that they are not of the sheep of Christ, since the Lord says that there is only one fold and one shepherd (Jn.10:16). Whoever, therefore, resists this authority, resists the command of God Himself.” (Source: Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, DNZ:468, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 4: “The Book of Christians”, Chapter 4: “There is No Allegiance to Christ Without Submission to the Pope”))

Pope Clement VI (pope from May 7, 1342, to December 6, 1352):

Pope Clement VI 

“No man outside obedience to the Pope of Rome can ultimately be saved. All who have raised themselves against the faith of the Roman Church, and died in final impenitence have been damned, and gone down to Hell.” (Source: Pope Clement VI,Super Quibusdam,” as cited in “Apostolic Digest, Book V: The Book of Obedience”)

Saint Pope Pius V (pope from January 7, 1566, to May1, 1572)

Pope Pius V 

 “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.(Source: Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Cities Petrus Bertanous Chapter XXVII: 218.)

Note: The above blasphemous words are coming from a sainted pope of Rome!

Blessed Pope Pius IX (pope from June 16, 1846, to February 7, 1878):

Pope Pius IX“I alone…am the successor of the apostles, the vicar of Jesus Christ..I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (Source: History of the Christian Church, by Henry Charles Sheldon, p. 59.)

“The foundation of all our confidence is found in the Blessed Virgin Mary. God has committed to her the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is His will: That we obtain everything through Mary.” (Source: Ubi Primum, 1849.)

“Socialism, Communism, clandestine societies, Bible societies… pests of this sort must be destroyed by all means.” (Source: The encyclical Quanta Cura, Issued December 6, 1866.)

“[I]n none of these [Protestant] societies, and not even in all of them taken together, can in some way be seen the one and Catholic Church which Christ the Lord built, constituted, and willed to exist. Neither will it ever be able to be said that they are members and part of that Church as long as they remain visibly separated from Catholic unity. It follows that such societies, lacking that living authority established by God, which instructs men in the things of the faith and in the discipline of the customs, directing and governing them in all that concerns eternal salvation, they continuously mutate in their doctrines without that mobility and the instability they find one end. Everyone therefore can easily comprehend and fully reckon that this is absolutely in contrast with the Church instituted by Christ the Lord, in which the truth must always remain constant and never subject to change whatsoever, deposited as if it were into a warehouse, entrusted to be guarded perfectly whole. To this purpose, it has received the promise of the perpetual presence and the aid of the Holy Spirit. No one then ignores that from these dissentions [disagreements] in doctrines and opinions derive social divisions, which find their origin in these innumerable communions and which are always and increasingly diffused with grave damage[s] to the Christian and civil society.” (Source: Apostolic Letter Iam Vos Omnes (1868))

“You above all, venerable brothers, have known how this dogma of our religion has been unanimously and unceasingly declared, defended and insisted upon in synods by the Fathers of the Church. Indeed, they have never stopped teaching that ‘God is one, Christ is one, the Church established upon Peter by the voice of the Lord is one;’ ‘the massive foundation of the great Christian state has been divinely built upon, as it were, this rock, this very firm stone;’ ‘this Chair, which is unique and the first of gifts, has always been designated and considered as the Chair of Peter;’ ‘shining forth throughout the world it maintains its primacy;’ ‘it is also the root and matrix whence sacerdotal unity has sprung;’ it is not only the head but also the mother and teacher of all the Churches…’the Roman Pontiff, who holds Primacy in the entire world, is the Successor of Blessed Peter the Prince of the Apostles and the true Vicar of Christ, the head of the whole Church, and is the visible Father and Teacher of all Christians.’ There are other, almost countless, proofs drawn from the most trustworthy witnesses which clearly and openly testify with great faith, exactitude, respect and obedience that all who want to belong to the true and only Church of Christ must honor and obey this Apostolic See and Roman Pontiff.” (Source: Pope Pius IX, Amantissimus (On The Care Of The Churches), Encyclical promulgated on April 8, 1862, # 3.)

“Those who are obstinate toward the authority of the Roman Pontiff cannot obtain eternal salvation.” (Source: Pope Pius IX, Quanto Conficiamur Moerore, DNZ:1677, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 5: “The Book of Obedience”, Chapter 1: “There is No Salvation Without Personal Submission to the Pope”))

Note: Pope Pius IX, the longest reigning pope in history, is on his way to becoming sainted by the Church of Rome.

Pope Leo XIII (pope from February 20, 1878, to July 20, 1903)

Pope Leo XIII“Our thoughts went out towards the immense multitude of those who are strangers to the gladness that filled all Catholic hearts: some because they lie in absolute ignorance of the Gospel; others because they dissent from the Catholic belief, though they bear the name of Christians.  This thought has been, and is, a source of deep concern to Us; for it is impossible to think of such a large portion of mankind deviating, as it were, from the right path, as they move away from Us, and not experience a sentiment of innermost grief. But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty…” (Source: Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae—The Reunion of Christendom (Rome: 1894))

“But the supreme teacher in the Church is the Roman Pontiff. Union of minds, therefore, requires, together with a perfect accord in the one faith, complete submission and obedience of will to the Church and to the Roman Pontiff, as to God Himself.” (Source: Sapientiae Christianae: On Christians as Citizens (January 10, 1890))

“This is our last lesson to you: receive it, engrave it in your minds, all of you: by God’s commandment salvation is to be found nowhere but in the Church; the strong and effective instrument of salvation is none other than the Roman Pontificate.” (Source: Allocution for the 25th anniversary of his election, February 20, 1903; Papal Teachings: The Church, Benedictine Monks of Solesmes, St. Paul Editions, Boston, 1962, page 653).

“Remember and understand well that where Peter is, there is the Church; that those who refuse to associate in communion with the Chair of Peter belong to Antichrist, not to Christ. He who would separate himself from the Roman Pontiff has no further bond with Christ.” (Source: Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, quoted in “Acts of Leo XIII: Supreme Pontiff”, Rome: Vatican Press, 1896, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 4: “The Book of Christians”, Chapter 4: “There is No Allegiance to Christ Without Submission to the Pope”))

“But the supreme teacher in the Church is the Roman Pontiff. Union of minds, therefore, requires, together with a perfect accord in the one faith, complete submission and obedience of will to the Church and to the Roman Pontiff, as to God Himself.  This obedience should, however, be perfect…(and) must consequently be accepted without wavering….

“Wherefore it belongs to the Pope to judge authoritatively what things the sacred oracles contain, as well as what doctrines are in harmony, and what in disagreement, with them; and also, for the same reason, to show forth what things are to be accepted as right, and what to be rejected as worthless; what it is necessary to do and what to avoid doing, in order to attain eternal salvation.” (Source: Pope Leo XIII, inSapientiae Christianae (On Christians As Citizens), Encyclical promulgated on January 10, 1890, #22-24.)

Saint Pope Pius X (pope from August 4, 1903, to August 20, 1914):

Pope Pius X“The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself, under the veil of the flesh, and who by means of a being common to humanity continues His ministry amongst men … Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ Who is speaking. Does he teach? It is Jesus Christ Who teaches. Does he confer grace or pronounce an anathema? It is Jesus Christ Himself Who is pronouncing the anathema and conferring the grace. Hence consequently, when one speaks of the Pope, it is not necessary to examine, but to obey: there must be no limiting the bounds of the command, in order to suit the purpose of the individual whose obedience is demanded: there must be no cavilling at the declared will of the Pope, and so invest it with quite another than that which he has put upon it: no preconceived opinions must be brought to bear upon it: no rights must be set up against the rights of the Holy Father  to teach and command; his decisions are not to ‘be criticized, or his ordinances disputed. Therefore by Divine ordination, all, no matter how august the person may be — whether he wear a crown or be invested with the purple, or be clothed in the sacred vestments: all must be subject to Him Who has had all things put under Him.” (Source: Evangelical Christendom, Vol. 49, January 1, 1895,  p. 15, “the organ of the Evangelical Alliance,” published in London by J. S. Phillips.)

Note: Pope Pius X was sainted by the Roman Catholic Church. Blasphemy against Yahuwah does not disqualify a pope from “sainthood,” in the Roman Church.

Pope Benedict XV (pope from September 3, 1914, to January 22, 1922):

Pope Benedict XV 

“To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation . . that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ.” (Source: Inter Sodalicia, 1918)

“All those who seek Mary’s protection will be saved for all eternity.” (Source: http://www.romancatholicteachings.com/catholic_catechism/catechism1.html)

Pope Pius XI (pope from February 6, 1922, to February 10, 1939):

Pope Pius XI 

“What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.” (Source: http://www.reachingcatholics.org/polytheistic.html;http://earnestlycontending.com/maranatha/?p=743)

“…Our immortal predecessor, Pope Leo XIII…” (Source: Pope Pius XI, in Quas Primas (On the Feast of Christ the King), Encyclical promulgated on December 11, 1925, #18.)

“No one is found in the one Church of Christ, and no one perseveres in it, unless he acknowledges and accepts obediently the supreme authority of St. Peter and his legitimate successors.” (Source: Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, PTC:873, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 4: “The Book of Christians”, Chapter 4: “There is No Allegiance to Christ Without Submission to the Pope”))

Pope Pius XII (pope from March 2, 1939, to October 9, 1958):

Pope Pius XII“O Mary Mother of Mercy and Refuge of Sinners! We beseech thee to look with pitying eyes on poor heretics and schismatics. Do thou, who art the Seat of Wisdom, enlighten the minds wretchedly enfolded in the darkness of ignorance and sin, that they may clearly recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth, that, thus being united with us by the sweet chains of charity, there may soon be but one fold under one and the same Shepherd; and may we all thus, O Glorious Virgin, exultantly sing forever: ‘Rejoice, O Virgin Mary! Thou alone hast destroyed all heresies in the whole world!’ Amen.” (Source: Pope Pius XII, The Raccolta, Benzinger Brothers, Boston, 1957, No. 626.)

“As St. Bernard declares, ‘it is the will of God that we obtain favors through Mary, let everyone hasten to have recourse to Mary.” (Source: Superiore Anno, 1940.)

“It is absolutely necessary that the Christian community be subject in all things to the Sovereign Pontiff if it wishes to be a part of the divinely-established society founded by our Redeemer.” (Source: Pope Pius XII, Orientalis Ecclesiae, quoted in “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”, 36:129, Rome: Vatican Press, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 4: “The Book of Christians”, Chapter 4: “There is No Allegiance to Christ Without Submission to the Pope”))

“We teach,…We declare that the Roman Church by the Providence of God holds the primacy of ordinary power over all others, and that this power of jurisdiction of the Roman Pontiff, which is truly episcopal, is immediate. Toward it, the pastors and the faithful of whatever rite and dignity, both individually and collectively, are bound by the duty of hierarchical subordination and true obedience, not only in matters which pertain to faith and morals, but also in those which concern the discipline and government of the Church spread throughout the whole world, in such a way that once the unity of communion and the profession of the same Faith has been preserved with the Roman Pontiff, there is one flock of the Church of Christ under one supreme shepherd. This is the teaching of the Catholic truth from which no one can depart without loss of faith and salvation.” (Source: Pope Pius XII, Ad Apostolorum Principis (On Communism And The Church In China), Encyclical Promulgated on June 29, 1958, #46.)

Blessed Pope John XXIII (October 28, 1958, to June 3, 1963)

Pope John XXIII 

“Into this fold of Jesus Christ no man may enter unless he be led by the Sovereign Pontiff and only if they be united to him can men be saved…” (Source: Pope John XXIII, Coronation Homily, Nov. 4, 1958.)

Pope Paul VI (pope from June 21, 1963, to August 6, 1978):

Pope Paul VI 

“The Church … been accustomed to have recourse to that most ready intercessor, her Mother Mary … For as St. Irenaeus says, she ‘has become the cause of salvation for the whole human race.'” (Source: Christi Matri)

Blessed Pope John Paul II  (pope from Oct 16, 1978, to April 2, 2005)

Pope John Paul II“Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.” (Source: Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1984.)

“The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe’.” (Source: Pope John Paul II, in Redemptoris Mater (On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of the Pilgrim Church), Encyclical promulgated on March 25, 1987, #41.)

“Today…new knowledge leads us to recognize in the theory of evolution more than a hypothesis.” (Source: VATICAN CITY, OCT 23, 1996, http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/darwin.htm)

“Have no fear when people call me the ‘Vicar of Christ,’ when they say to me ‘Holy Father,’ or ‘Your Holiness,’ or use titles similar to these, which seem even inimical to the Gospel.” (Source: Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope (New York: Alfred A. Knoff. 1995): 6.)

Pope Benedict XVI (pope from April 19, 2005, to February 28, 2013):

Pope Benedict XVI 

“Jesus does not describe the end of the world, and when He uses apocalyptic images, He does not act as a ‘seer’. On the contrary, He wishes to ensure that His disciples in every age remain unmoved by dates and predictions…” (Source: A statement made on November 18 2012, during his Monday Angelus to the faithful. http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2012/11/christ-guides-journey-of-humanity.html)

Pope Francis I (pope from March 13, 2013, to ????):

Pope Francis I 

“You cannot find Jesus outside the Church.” (Source: Uttered on April 23, 2013, in the Apostolic Palace’s Pauline Chapel, http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Vatican.php?id=7508)

“The interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures cannot be solely an individual scholarly effort, but must always be compared with, inserted within, and authenticated by the living tradition of the Church.” (Source: April 12, 2013, speaking to the pontifical biblical commission. http://www. catholicworldreport.com/Blog/ 2219/when_will_the_media_turn_ on_pope_francis.aspx#. UX8SPyv71Us)

Now, let us move to equally blasphemous statements, this time coming from Vatican documents:

“We define that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff hold primacy over the whole world.” (Source: The Most Holy Councils, Vol. XIII, column 1167.)

“All names which in the Scriptures are applied to Christ, by virtue of which it is established that he is over the church, all the same names are applied to the Pope.”(Source: Robert Bellarmine, On the Authority of Councils, Volume 2: 266.)

Catholic National Quote“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of flesh.” (Source: Catholic National (July, 1895))

“Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou hast given us, for thou art our shepherd, thou art our physician, thou art our governor, thou art our husbandman, thou art finally another God on earth.” (Source: Christopher Marcellus addressing Pope Julius II during the Fifth Lateran Council which began in 1512, as quoted in Alexander Hislop, The light of prophecy let in on the dark places of the papacy (London: William Whyte and Co., 1846): 91 and Letters between a Catholic and a Protestant on the doctrines of the Church of Rome originally published in Borrow’s Worcester Journal (Worcester Journal, 1827): 29. Find the original Latin version here.)

“It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ’s cross.” (Source: “Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross” (Zenit, September 20, 2004))

“The priest has the power of the keys, or the power of delivering sinners from Hell, of making them worthy of Paradise, and of changing them from the slaves of Satan into the children of God. And God Himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of His priests, and either not to pardon or to pardon….

New York Catechism Quote“Were the Redeemer to descend into a church, and sit in a confessional to administer the sacrament of penance, and a priest to sit in another confessional, Jesus would say over each penitent, ‘Ego te absolve,’ the priest would likewise say over each of his penitents, ‘Ego te absolve,’ and the penitents of each would be equally absolved…

“Thus the priest may, in a certain manner, be called the creator of his Creator, since by saying the words of consecration, he creates, as it were, Jesus in the sacrament, by giving him a sacramental existence, and produces him as a victim to be offered to the eternal Father…

“Let the priest,” says St. Laurence Justinian, “approach the altar as another Christ.” (Source: St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Dignities and Duties of the Priest (1927))

“The Pope takes the place of Jesus Christ on earth…by divine right the Pope has supreme and full power in faith, in morals over each and every pastor and his flock. He is the true vicar, the head of the entire church, the father and teacher of all Christians. He is the infallible ruler, the founder of dogmas, the author of and the judge of councils; the universal ruler of truth, the arbiter of the world, the supreme judge of heaven and earth, the judge of all, being judged by no one, God himself on earth.” (Source: Quoted in the New York Catechism.)

“Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom. He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death,Catherine of Siena Quote for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope. I know very well that many defend themselves by boasting: ‘They are so corrupt, and work all manner of evil!’ But God has commanded that, even if the priests, the pastors, and Christ-on-earth were incarnate devils, we be obedient and subject to them, not for their sakes, but for the sake of God, and out of obedience to Him.” (Source: St. Catherine of Siena, SCS, p. 201-202, p. 222, quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 5: “The Book of Obedience”, Chapter 1: “There is No Salvation Without Personal Submission to the Pope”)

“The doctrines of the Catholic Church are entirely independent of Holy Scripture.” (Source: Familiar Explanation of Catholic Doctrine, Rev. M. Mullers, p.151.)

“If we must choose between the Holy Scriptures of God, and the old errors of the church, we should reject the former.” (Source: Johann Faber (defender of the Papacy) cited in History of The Reformation, by J. H. Merle d’Aubigne, book 11, Ch. 5, Par. 9.y J. H. Merle d’Aubigne, book 11, Ch. 5, Par. 9.)

“Like two sacred rivers flowing from paradise, the Bible and divine tradition contain the word of God, the precious gems of revealed truths. Though these two divine streams are in themselves, on account of their divine origin, of equal sacredness, and are both full of revealed truths, still of the two, tradition is to us more clear and safe.” (Source: Catholic Belief, Joseph Faa di Bruno, p. 45.)

David S. Phelan (Catholic Priest) Quote“I never invite an angel down from heaven to hear mass here. The is not the place for angels. The only person in heaven I ever ask to come down here is Jesus Christ, and Him I command to come down. He has to come when I bid him. I took bread in my fingers this morning and said: ‘This is the body and blood of Jesus Christ’, and He had to come down. This is one of the things He must do. He must come down every time I say mass at my bidding….I do it in obedience, reverence, homage, and adoration, but I do it, and when I do it, Christ must obey.” (Source: Roman Catholic Priest David S. Phelan, The Western Watchman (St. Louis: Western Watchman Publishing Company), June 10, 1915.)

“The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God….Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as King of Heaven and of earth and of the lower regions….The Pope is at it were God on earth,…chief King of kings,…to whom has been entrusted by the omnipotent God directions…of the heavenly kingdom.” (Source: Lucius Ferraris, “Papa,” article 2 in his Prompta Bibliotheca (“Handy Library”), Volume 6 (Venice, Italy: Gaspar Storti, 1772), pp. 26-29. Latin. Reprinted (Rome: Press of the Propaganda, 1899))

Robert Bellarmine Quote“All the names which are attributed to Christ in Scripture, implying His supremacy over the church, are also attributed to the Pope.” (Source: Robert Bellarmine, in Disputationes de Controversiis, “On the Authority of Councils”, book 2, Chapter 17.)

“Receive the tiara adorned with three crowns and know that thou art Father of princes and kings, Ruler of the world, Vicar of our Savior Jesus Christ.” (Source: Papal Coronation Ceremony.)

“The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the land….He is the vicegerent of Christ, and is not only a priest forever, but also King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Source: La Civilta Cattolica, March 18, 1871 (quoted in “An Inside View of the Vatican Council” by Leonard Woosely Bacaon, p 229, American Tract Society edition))

“It is error to believe that, if the Pope were a reprobate and an evil man and consequently a member of the devil, he has no power over the faithful.” (Source: Council of Constance, Condemnation of Errors, against Wycliffe, Session VIII, and Hus: Session XV; DNZ:621, 617, 588, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 5: “The Book of Obedience”, Chapter 1: “There is No Salvation Without Personal Submission to the Pope”))

St. Thomas Aquinas Quote“To be subject to the Roman Pontiff is absolutely necessary for salvation.” (Source: St. Thomas Aquinas, Against the Errors of the Greeks, Pt. 2, ch. 36; PTC:484, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 5: “The Book of Obedience”, Chapter 1: “There is No Salvation Without Personal Submission to the Pope”))

“It is an error to believe that a man is in the Church if he abandons the See of Peter, the foundation of the Church.” (Source: St. Cyprian, UOC, CSL, vol. 3, pt. 1, p. 207 (1868), (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 4: “The Book of Christians”, Chapter 4: “There is No Allegiance to Christ Without Submission to the Pope”))

“Where Peter (or his successor) is, there is the Church.” (Source: St. Ambrose, Commentary on Twelve of David’s Psalms, XL:30; JUR, vol. 2:1261, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 4: “The Book of Christians”, Chapter 4: “There is No Allegiance to Christ Without Submission to the Pope”))

“The Roman Pontiff, head of the college of bishops, enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as Supreme Pastor and teacher of all the faithful–who confirms his brethren in the faith–he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals….The infallibility promised to the Church is also present in the body of bishops when, together with Peter’s successor, ‘they exercise the supreme Magisterium,’ above all in an Ecumenical Council. When the Church through its supreme Magistrium proposes a doctrine ‘for belief as being divinely revealed,’ and as the teaching of Christ, the definitions ‘must be adhered to with the obedience of faith.’ This infallibility extends as far as the doposit of divine revelation itself.” (Source: Catechism of the Catholic Church, #891, 1994 edition.)

Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath Quote
Compare the above statement with Scripture:

“You shall not add to the word that I command you nor take from it that you may keep the commandments of Yahuwah your Eloah that I command you.” (See Deuteronomy 4:2.)

“Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.” (See Deuteronomy 12:32.)

“Every word of Eloah is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” (See Proverbs 30:5-6.)

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, Yahuwah shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.”  (See Revelation 22:19.)

“Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:4)

“…the Pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power.” (Source: Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #1, 5, 13-15, 18, published in Petit Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.)

“We confess that the Pope has power of changing Scripture and of adding to it, and taking from it according to his will.” (Source: Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath, Article XI, (Confessio Romano- Catholica in Hungaria Evangelicis publice praescripta te proposita, editi a Streitwolf), as recorded in Congressional Record of the U.S.A., House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913.)

“He who does not enter by the door of the fold shall not have salvation. The door of the fold is the Catholic Church and union with the Head who represents Jesus Christ.” (Source: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, “Travels”, Chicago: 1944…)

“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, 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 vicegerent of God upon earth…” (Source: Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.

“Christ entrusted His office to the chief pontiff;… but all power in heaven and in earth has been given to Christ;… therefore the chief pontiff, who is His vicar, will have this power.” (Source: Corpus Juris, chap. 1, column 29, translated from a gloss on the words Porro Subesse Romano Pontiff.)

“The Pope’s authority is unlimited, incalculable; it can strike, as Innocent III says, wherever sin is; it can punish every one; it allows no appeal and is itself Sovereign Caprice; for the Pope carries, according to the expression of Boniface VIII, all rights in the Shrine of his breast. As he has now become infallible, he can by the use of the little word, ‘orbi,’ (which means that he turns himself round to the whole Church) make every rule, every doctrine, every demand, into a certain and incontestable article of Faith. No right can stand against him, no personal or corporate liberty; or as the Canonists put it.” (Source: ‘The tribunal of God and of the pope is one and the same.’ Ignaz von Dollinger, in “A Letter Addressed to the Archbishop of Munich”, 1871 (quoted in The Acton Newman Relations (Fordham University Press), by MacDougall, p 119-120))

Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath Quote“Therefore the decision of the Pope and the decision of God constitute one decision….Since, therefore, an appeal is always made from an inferior judge to a superior, just as no one is greater than himself, so no appeal holds when made from the Pope to God, because there is one consistory of the Pope himself and of God Himself.” (Source: Augustinus Triumphus, in Summa de Potestate Ecclesiastica, 1483, questio 6. Latin.)

“We confess that whatever new thing the Pope ordains, whether it be in Scripture or not in Scripture, and whatever he commands is true, divine and salvific; and therefore ought to be held by Lay People in greater esteem than the living God.” (Source: Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath, Article IV, (Confessio Romano-Catholica in Hungaria Evangelicis publice praescripta te proposita, editi a Streitwolf), as recorded in Congressional Record of the U.S.A., House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913.)

An Appeal from the WLC Team:

We do not exaggerate when we state that almost all of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church contradict the Bible.  The above statements made by the popes and Vatican authorities irrefutably attest to the validity of our claim, when compared with Scripture. Sadly, this may be very difficult for our brothers andsisters still trapped in this pagan system to accept. If only Yahuwah’s people who are members of this cult would honestly and prayerfully compare the teachings of the popes with the Bible, they would undoubtedly realize the truth about the false religion of Rome.We tell the truth about the Catholic false religion because we care; we do not want any of His people to continue to be deceived by this wicked system. Time is running out, and human probation is about to end. It is of paramount importance that we come to grips with Yahuwah’s teachings, and determine to follow His truth no matter what the cost.

Today, the whole world has been deceived by this false religion, and very soon those who continue to expose the Satanic nature of this religious system will face persecution and will pay the ultimate price. Rome has never tolerated opposition, and has caused the death of about 100 million Bible-believing souls, who refused to submit to this false religion. At WLC, we bring up these facts in an effort to spotlight the truth for those who are sincere, that they may escape with their souls from this pagan institution.

Salvation is readily and freely available to all who believe in Yahushua’s name, and obey His commandments. There is no place for human mediators between a sincere soul seeking to be saved and our loving Saviour. He wills that we come to Him directly, that He may save us from our sins. He will receive us with joy. He will renew our minds and teach us to walk blameless before the Father.  And He will prepare our hearts for Heaven, that we may return with Him following His glorious second coming.

May Yahuwah continue to guide and bless all who are seeking to know and follow His Will.

SOURCE: worldslastchance.com

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