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Catholic or Christian

According to clear instructions found in the Holy Scripture and the official Catechism of the Catholic Church, there really is a difference between being a Catholic and being a Christian.  These two sources identify three major differences that will have an impact on your eternal destiny. As you take the time to scroll down this page and watch the various video presentations, you will discover there is a different authority, a different gospel and different teachings-all leading to different eternities.

“The Immaculate Conception”


The Roman Catholic Church has dedicated an enormous amount of energy creating doctrines regarding Mary. Sadly many people may have confused the Catholic reference to immaculate conception with the scriptural proclamation of the immaculate conception of Jesus. However, the Roman Catholic immaculate conception is that of Mary! This is found nowhere in the scripture.

Virgin Mary Worship part 2

“Virgin Mary Worship part 1”


Roman Catholics must examine the things that they are being taught! The veneration or adoration of Mary is just not supported in the scriptures and are cloaked by smokey definitions in Catholic dictionaries. However, the real issue is that of idolatry. This two-part video answers the question: What is wrong with worshiping the virgin Mary, the mother of God?

“Goddess Worship”


In this short video clip, secular historians find the obvious connection between ancient “mother goddess” worship and the Mary of the Roman Catholic Church. Ancient pagan cultures were ruled by a priestcraft of magic and sorcery and worshiped many pagan gods and goddesses. Worshiping of “mother goddess” such as ISIS in Egypt and DIANA of Greece, eventually worked their way into the Mary veneration in Rome.

“Apparitions of the Virgin Mary”


This is a very well produced program called “Messages From Heaven.” The program documents the phenomena of the apparitions of the Catholic Virgin Mary which are happening in various places around the globe. Are these occurrences something found in the scripture; are they from God; or are they from another source?

“Should a Priest be Married?”


The Roman Catholic Church forbids its leaders to be married. Is this teaching found in the Bible, or is there something devastatingly wrong with this doctrine? Is there a connection with this and the moral decay of its priesthood?

“The Holy Spirit”


Within the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope is referred to as the Vicar of Christ. However, a close examination of the Bible reveals that this title is reserved for the Holy Spirit alone. Is this the form of blasphemy that the scripture warns against?

“The Eucharist”


The Roman Catholic Church has a teaching known as transubstantiation. This is the process in which a priest transforms a piece of bread into God. After applying some basic principles of biblical interpretation, can this concept be found in the words of scripture? Watch as former priest, Richard Bennett, discusses this topic, sharing his own experience as well as the words of the Bible.

“The Pope”


The Papal Church is a magnificently rich, splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power headquartered in midst of the seven hills of Rome. It stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations. The differences are graphic.

“Purgatory”


The teaching of purgatory is very much a part of the Roman Catholic Church and its financial system. This short video gives four biblical reasons to rethink your views on purgatory.

“Is the Mass a Real Sacrifice?”


Watch as former Roman Catholic Priest discusses the true meaning of the Roman Catholic Mass in comparison to the Lords last supper as found in the Holy Scriptures.

“Does Peter have the Key’s to Heaven?”


One of the boastful assumptions proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church is that the Apostle Peter was the first pope. Is there any scriptural evidence to this claim? Watch as former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, discusses this topic.

Different Teachings


Over many centuries the Roman Catholic Church and her Magisterium have accumulated countless teachings that have little or no basis in the Bible. Often these teachings manage to captivate the minds of her followers, making them immune to comprehending the sufficiency of Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death to secure the salvation of their souls.


Doctrine is a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative in a group. In Christianity, doctrine is vital to a proper understanding of God’s message. It is very important that correct doctrine be identified and taught to those who desire to know God. The Apostle Paul gave a dire warning to a young pastor named Timothy. (1 Timothy 4:16 “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.”)

“Normal Christian Life and Catholicism”


Is there such a thing as a “normal” Christian life? If so, is it any different than Catholicism? Are you asking, “What is wrong with Catholicism? Then you need to watch and listen as former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett discusses the issue, having experienced both.

“True and False Worship-

The Cross and the Mass”


In this compassionate and compelling message, former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, outlines the false worship that takes place in the Roman Catholic mass. The sharp contrast between the true message of Jesus death on the cross and the man-made sacrifice of the mass will come into focus.

“The Invincible Gospel and the Modern Evangelical Lie”


Biblical faith is not obtained through cleverly designed techniques such as walking a church isle, sincere prayers, or even asking Jesus into your heart. Rather, the Bible proclaims that God has historically saved all His people from destruction. The gospel, “by which ye are saved” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), is the finished and complete work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Reaching Catholics with Love”


The former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, speaks to a gathering at the Town hall in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Richard shares a brief testimony of his leaving the Catholic Church and shows the contrast between official Catholic teaching and the scriptures. Richard speaks with passion to reach out to those whom he once lead.

“Catholicism vs Christianity”


Is Catholicism a valid form of Christianity? Is there a need to evangelize Catholics? These questions and many more are answered by former Catholic Mike Gendron and Dave Reagan.

A Different Gospel


The word “gospel” is translated from the Greek ευαγγελοσ (euaggelos), which means “good news.” In the Bible, the Gospel is a term used to describe a series of historical events that brought about the completion of God’s plan of redemption and thus eternal salvation to His people. Many Roman Catholics believe that the term Gospel refers to the first four books of the New Testament: the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. When the Bible uses the term Gospel, it is in reference to the Good News that is proclaimed in the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It is the message of these four books and not just their titles.


The Gospel is to be believed and not just read. Salvation is the result of hearing, or reading, and then believing the Gospel; it is therefore necessary that one hears the correct Gospel. The Good News (or Gospel) as proclaimed in the Bible, is the marvelous work of salvation entirely completed by God. God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to suffer and die for the atonement of our sins. His resurrection over the power of sin and death purchased eternal life for those who trust in Christ, believing that God Himself did this work on their behalf. This is “good news”, the ability to believe this message of Salvation is a free gift, and there is nothing that is needed from man (or can be added by man) to obtain eternal life. Salvation is not based upon our behavior or good works. In fact, it is our sinful behavior that requires a gospel message to be taught and believed.

“The ABC’s of Catholicism “


In this program, former Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, is teaching from a chart that shows the major differences between the Bible and the 1994 Catechism of the Catholic Church.

What is your Authority?

The Church or the Bible?


Two leading Christian apologist, Larry Wessels of Dayspring Evangelism and Robert Zins of CWRC Ministries, discuss the issue of the Authority in the Christian life.

“The Curse of Dual Authorities”


The former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, addresses one of the difficulties a Roman Catholic must face. Catholics are told that scripture and tradition are the source of Catholic authority. However, these dual authorities are in obvious contradiction.

“Tell Catholics the Truth”


In this compelling message, Mike Gendron answers the questions: "What is the most trustworthy source for discovering the truth about life after death?" Is there an absolute objective authority that we can trust?

A Different Authority


Mankind never knew the word “Christian” until it was first used in the town of Antioch in the first century A.D. Antioch is located in ancient Syria, which is now modern-day Antakya, Turkey. It was there that the term Christian was used to identify the disciples of Jesus, those people who believed and followed the Word of God. We find this event very well documented in the Bible, Acts 11, 19-26. Therefore, you can safety say that the Bible is the source of authority for defining the term Christian. The Bible claims to be its own authority, and the Bible interprets itself; it is self-defining.


However, the Roman Catholic Church’s authority rests in the Magisterium, which is the aggregation of the current bishops of the church led by the pope. When defining truth, these men who make up the Magisterium, combine various traditions accumulated over the centuries with Scripture. The end result is that their tradition takes precedence over Scripture.

Summary of many false teachings and the revelation of the
“Anti-Christ”
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“The Immaculate Conception”


The Roman Catholic Church has dedicated an enormous amount of energy creating doctrines regarding Mary. Sadly many people may have confused the Catholic reference to immaculate conception with the scriptural proclamation of the immaculate conception of Jesus. However, the Roman Catholic immaculate conception is that of Mary! This is found nowhere in the scripture.

Virgin Mary Worship part 2

“Virgin Mary Worship part 1”


Roman Catholics must examine the things that they are being taught! The veneration or adoration of Mary is just not supported in the scriptures and are cloaked by smokey definitions in Catholic dictionaries. However, the real issue is that of idolatry.  This two-part video answers the question: What is wrong with worshiping the virgin Mary,  the mother of God?

“Goddess Worship”


In this short video clip, secular historians find the obvious connection between ancient “mother goddess” worship and the Mary of the Roman Catholic Church. Ancient pagan cultures were ruled by a priestcraft of magic and sorcery and worshiped  many pagan gods and goddesses.  Worshiping of “mother goddess” such as ISIS in Egypt and DIANA of Greece, eventually worked their way into the Mary veneration in Rome.

“Apparitions of the Virgin Mary”


This is a very well produced program called “Messages From Heaven.” The program documents the phenomena of the apparitions of the Catholic Virgin Mary which are happening in various places around the globe. Are these occurrences something found in the scripture; are they from God; or are they from another source?

“Should a Priest be Married?”


The Roman Catholic Church forbids its leaders to be married. Is this teaching found in the Bible, or is there something devastatingly wrong with this doctrine? Is there a connection with this and the moral decay of its priesthood?

“The Holy Spirit”


Within the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope is referred to as the  Vicar of Christ. However, a close examination of the Bible reveals that this title is reserved for the Holy Spirit alone. Is this the form of blasphemy that the scripture warns against?

“The Eucharist”


The Roman Catholic Church has a teaching known as transubstantiation. This is the process in which a priest transforms a piece of bread into God.  After applying some basic principles of biblical interpretation, can this concept be found in the words of scripture? Watch as former priest, Richard Bennett, discusses this topic, sharing his own experience as well as the words of the Bible.

“The Pope”


The Papal Church is a magnificently rich, splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power headquartered in midst  of the seven hills of Rome. It stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations. The differences are graphic.

“Purgatory”


The teaching of purgatory is very much a part of the Roman Catholic Church and its financial system. This short video gives four biblical reasons to rethink your views on purgatory. 

“Confession to a Priest”


A Catholic person is taught to look for forgiveness by confessing his or her sins to a priest. Papal Rome's insistence that her people confess is seen in her official teaching in the Catholic Catechism, paragraph 983, "Priests have received from God a power that he has given neither to angels nor to archangels ... Were there no forgiveness of sins in the Church, there would be no hope of life to come or eternal liberation."

“Does Peter have the Key’s to Heaven?”


One of the boastful assumptions proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church is that the Apostle Peter was the first pope.  Is there any scriptural evidence to this claim? Watch as former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, discusses this topic.

Different Teachings


    Over many centuries the Roman Catholic Church and her Magisterium have accumulated countless teachings that have little or no basis in the Bible. Often these teachings manage to captivate the minds of her followers, making them immune to comprehending the sufficiency of Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death to secure the salvation of their souls.


Doctrine is a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative in a group. In Christianity, doctrine is vital to a proper understanding of God’s message. It is very important that correct doctrine be identified and taught to those who desire to know God. The Apostle Paul gave a dire warning to a young pastor named Timothy. (1 Timothy 4:16 “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.”)

“Normal Christian Life and Catholicism”


Is there such a thing as a “normal” Christian life? If so, is it any different than Catholicism? Are you asking, “What is wrong with Catholicism? Then you need to watch and listen as former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett discusses the issue, having experienced both.

Do Catholic Priests Have Special Powers?

   

The Catholic priests profess that baptism regenerates the souls of men. By anointing with the oil of chrism, they claim that young people and adults are filled with the Holy Spirit by the sacrament of confirmation. By the words, "I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," uttered in the confession box, Catholic priests purport to forgive sins. The four words, "this is my body," uttered at the altar during Mass, they believe changes the bread into the body of Christ. From cradle to grave, Catholic priests watch over Catholic boys and girls; men and women with claimed power to help them spiritually.

“The Invincible Gospel and the Modern Evangelical Lie”


Biblical faith is not obtained through cleverly designed techniques such as walking a church isle, sincere prayers, or even asking Jesus into your heart. Rather, the Bible proclaims that God has historically saved all His people from destruction. The gospel, “by which ye are saved” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), is the finished and complete work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Reaching Catholics with Love”


The former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, speaks to a gathering at the Town hall in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Richard shares a brief testimony of his leaving the Catholic Church and shows the contrast between official Catholic teaching and the scriptures. Richard speaks with passion to reach out to those whom he once lead.

“Catholicism vs Christianity”


Is Catholicism a valid form of Christianity? Is there a need to evangelize Catholics?  These questions and many more are answered by former Catholic Mike Gendron and Dave Reagan.

    A Different Gospel


    The word “gospel” is translated from the Greek Î”Ï…Î±ÎłÎłÎ”Î»ÎżÏƒ (euaggelos), which means “good news.”  In the Bible, the Gospel is a term used to describe a series of historical events that brought about the completion of God’s plan of redemption and thus eternal salvation to His people.  Many Roman Catholics believe that the term Gospel refers to the first four books of the New Testament: the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  When the Bible uses the term Gospel, it is in reference to the Good News that is proclaimed in the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  It is the message of these four books and not just their titles.


The Gospel is to be believed and not just read.  Salvation is the result of hearing, or reading, and then believing the Gospel; it is therefore necessary that one hears the correct Gospel. The Good News (or Gospel) as proclaimed in the Bible, is the marvelous work of salvation entirely completed by God.  God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to suffer and die for the atonement of our sins.  His resurrection over the power of sin and death purchased eternal life for those who trust in Christ, believing that God Himself did this work on their behalf.  This is “good news”, the ability to believe this message of Salvation is a free gift, and there is nothing that is needed from man (or can be added by man) to obtain eternal life.  Salvation is not based upon our behavior or good works.  In fact, it is our sinful behavior that requires a gospel message to be taught and believed.

“The Authentic Gospel “


In this program, former Catholic Priest, Richard Bennett, clearly explains the Biblical gospel message of salvation while contrasting the false gospel of Catholicism.

Are Catholics Christian?

   

When honestly analyzing Catholicism in the light of biblical faith, those of a clear conscience will reach the same  irrefutable answer. However, many evangelicals will be dismayed that such a question even be asked. Moreover the question will be totally abhorrent to those in ecumenical movements such as "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" and "Christian Churches Together." In this video, the Christian response to the effects of the incontestable answer are clearly outlined.

“The Papal claim to have the Authority of the Apostle Peter”


For most Catholics, the authority of the Pope as derived from Peter is the main cornerstone of their faith. For others, it is the lifesaver to fall back on when all else fails. The Lord clearly stated that upon His divinity as "the Son of the living God," and His role as the Messiah He is, in fact, the Rock on which His Church is built. Nonetheless, the Papacy declares its Church to be founded on the Apostle Peter alone.

“Tell Catholics the Truth”


In this compelling message, Mike Gendron answers the questions: "What is the most trustworthy source for discovering the truth about life after death?" Is there an absolute objective authority that we can trust?

    A Different Authority


    Mankind never knew the word “Christian” until it was first used in the town of Antioch in the first century A.D.  Antioch is located in ancient Syria, which is now modern-day Antakya, Turkey.  It was there that the term Christian was used to identify the disciples of Jesus, those people who believed and followed the Word of God.  We find this event very well documented in the Bible, Acts 11, 19-26.  Therefore, you can safety say that  the Bible is the source of authority for defining the term Christian.  The Bible claims to be its own authority, and the Bible interprets itself; it is self-defining.


However, the Roman Catholic Church’s authority rests in the Magisterium, which is the aggregation of the current bishops of the church led by the pope.  When defining truth, these men who make up the Magisterium, combine various traditions accumulated over the centuries with Scripture.  The end result is that their tradition takes precedence over Scripture. 

“Catholicism verses Biblical Faith”


Former Catholic Priest Richard Bennett served Rome with his life for 21 years as a Priest. In this study he takes us on a careful, documented journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church and compares its teaching to the plain teachings of the Bible on a number of vital and essential subjects.

“Is the Mass a Real Sacrifice?”


Watch as former Roman Catholic Priest discusses the true meaning of the Roman Catholic Mass in comparison to the Lords last supper as found in the Holy Scriptures.

The Anti-Christ

 
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