Saturday, June 23, 2007

ONE OF THE MANY ROADS TO DESTUCTION

The Roman Catholic Church is leading many, many folks down the path of destruction. It has its idol worshipping, Its works idology, it Sacraments and so much more. It is a church that is growing quickly , and many folks are steeped in their Catholic traditions. I find when talking to a Catholic , they put up a thick wall when you try to share the true gospel with them. If we are not prepared to answer their questions, we don't have much hope of them hearing the gospel from us. Many are brought up in Catholic families, and they taught from a very young age what dogma the Catholic Church teaches. God wants us to study His word so that when confronted with the lost we are ready to answer the questions they are asking. The Catholic Church has probably led more folks to hell then most religions.

C. H. Spurgeon says it very bluntly here.....

Give no glory to this rubbish!

Alas! alas! It makes a Christian's blood boil to see
glory given to a pack of scamps who call themselves
priests!

Does it not make a man feel, when you see pictures
of 'his holiness' and the cardinals, and so on, scattering
their benedictions at the Vatican, or at St. Peter's, while
admiring crowds fall down and worship them, that it were
infinitely better to bow to the devil himself?

We give glory unto God, but not a particle of glory to
anything in the shape of a man, or an angel either.

Have I not stood and seen the crowds by hundreds fall
down and worship images and dressed up dolls? I have
seen them worship bones and old teeth; I have seen
them worship a skeleton, dressed out in modern costume
said to be the skeleton of a saint.

I have marveled to see people so infatuated as to think
that such idolatry was pleasing to the most high God.

We, brethren, the people of God, who know Christ, can give
no glory to this rubbish, but turn away from it with horror!

Our glory must be given to Christ, and to Christ alone!

Christ and Christ only must be the grand object of the
Christian; the promotion of His glory must be that for
which he is willing to live, and for which, if needs be,
he would be prepared to die.

Oh! down, down, down, with everything else--but up,
up, up, with the cross of Christ!

Down with your baptism, and your masses, and your
sacraments! Down with your priest-craft, and your rituals,
and your liturgies! Down with your fine music, and your
pomp, and your robes, and your garments, and all your
ceremonials!

But up, up, up, with the doctrine of the naked cross,
and the expiring Savior!

C.H. Spurgeon

14 comments:

donsands said...

That's hard hitting stuff. And needed in our day.

Next to Paul, I think Spurgeon is the best. I don't know, just thinking out loud.

Baptist Girl said...

Hi dondands,
I think you may be right.

Cristina

Scribe said...

Baptist Girl,

Spurgeon expresses (with clear articulation, I might add)my sentiments toward this sacerdotal system known as Roman Catholicism... Of the true Christ and His salvation it knows nothing of.

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him]. (2nd Cor. 11:4)

Baptist Girl said...

Hi Scribe,
Yes Spurgeon sure did express exactly what Roman Catholicism is all about.

Cristina

James Lush said...

Without a doubt the evil one, Satan is the great counterfeiter and his attempt to counterfeit real christianity with a phoney is found in the Romanist Church. Looks alike, they talk alike, they walk alike but inside as different as day and night. Sorry folks salvation is not found in the Romanist Church.

Angela said...

amen to that! Blessings IN Christ, Angela

luvvom said...

Well, he certainly wasn't culture relevant was he? There are many Catholics where I live and you're right it is hard to present the Gospel to them.

mark pierson said...

I was born and raised RC. Then, at age 16 I heard the gospel for the first time. Christ and Christ alone is my only hope of salvation. Needless to say the RCC doesn't preach or teach the truth.

Thanks, Cristina

Lyndy said...

Great post. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and the link to the devotional...it was great.

Lyndy

jazzycat said...

Good post Cristina. Keep on giving the Spurgeon truth.
wayne

Maxine said...

We have several folks in our congregation who were saved from Catholicism, including our pastor. They would certainly give a heary "amen" to the words of Spurgeon on this. In fact they are all lovers of Spurgeon's sermons and writings, anyway. Wow, this is too powerful. Today's pastors would hesitate to say these things, but then again, there may be Catholics sitting in the pew--we have a Catholic woman who comes with her husband every Sunday; he had got saved and she hasn't, but we're praying for her! I guess if our pastor said these things at this point in time she'd never come back to listen!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love spurgeon. He has it right on, in my opinion. Good post. Thanks connie from Texas

Baptist Girl said...

Thank you all for your comments and amen!

Cristina

Pam said...

I love Spurgeon as well. Have you read his autobiography?