The Roman Catholic "Church" takes away
one of God's Ten Commandments
They shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols. Isaiah 45:16
Roman Catholicism inculcates the love of images
Catholics are taught to bow down in front of statues and pray. They are told to adore the host which is a piece of bread. They light candles and pray to the dead, an unbiblical practice. They also taught to adore relics like a dead monk's head or a dead saint's finger. They gaze upon other "sacred" (actually blasphemous and heretical) objects and idols and images like pictures of a "madonna" with a baby that they call "Jesus" (this is not the real Jesus of the Bible, but another of man's devices). Many have "a Jesus" hanging on the cross in their homes so that they can visualize the object of their worship. Perhaps they think the crucifix is a good luck charm. This is evil. The Bible explicitly teaches in the second commandment not to make graven images to ourselves. When confronted with the evidence, Roman Catholics may vehemently tell you that they don't worship the images--but I've seen a picture of the pope himself bowing down to "Mary".
The Bible says don't even make images
What does the Bible say about worshipping images? It says much about it, but today we are looking specifically at the Ten Commandments found in Exodus chapter 20. Most of us know that the Ten Commandments prohibit even making images. This poses a problem for the Catholic religion. How does it get around this?THE CATHOLIC RELIGION CHANGES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT.
PEOPLE KEEP MISSING IT.
Even their own unauthorized Bibles have something that approximates the commandment to not make images, but since their leaders tell them they are too spiritually incapable of understanding the Bible, they don't read it (or read it with muddied vision). And so, the wicked leaders deceitfully change the ten commandments and PUT THEM IN A BOOK SOMEWHERE OR POST THEM ON A WALL AND TELL THE PEOPLE TO MEMORIZE THEM. Of course people are going to trust their priests to tell them the truth (bad move).
How can they take away a commandment and still have ten?
Some man might ask me, "If the Catholic religion takes away a commandment from the list how do they still come up with ten commandments?
Let's compare the Catholic ten commandments to the real ten commandments from the Authorised Version (British spelling) of the Bible which is the word of God and pillar of doctrinal truth. The following list on the Catholic side is taken from a textbook used in a Catholic school. It is titled, "Growing in Christian Morality" by Julia Ahlers, Barbara Allaire, and Carl Koch, page 40. It has both nihil obstat and imprimatur which are official declarations that a book or pamphlet is free of Catholic doctrinal error. It seems apparent that the authors of this book know that these commandments are deceitful and are not the ten commandments found in the Bible--look at what they say (emphases ours):...These are the Ten Commandments, from Exodus, chapter 20, in the traditional way they are enumerated by Catholics [NOTE: They did NOT use what THEIR CATHOLIC BIBLE (THE NRSV) SAID, THEY RATHER "enumerated" them in the TRADITIONAL WAY enumerated by Catholics.]
I'll let you take a look first (see if you can figure out what they take away and then I'll explain...
The Catholic Deception*
*the following Romanized ten commandments below were taken verbatim from, "Growing in Christian Morality" by Julia Ahlers, Barbara Allaire, and Carl Koch, page 40. It has both nihil obstat and imprimatur which are official declarations that a book or pamphlet is free of Catholic doctrinal error. The authors have used the NRSV--and they've even corrupted the corrupted!
What's worse is that the authors of this book know these commandments are deceitful. Look at what they say:...These are the Ten Commandments, from Exodus, chapter 20, in the traditional way they are enumerated by Catholics:
The King James Bible First Commandment
I, the LORD, am your God...You shall not have other gods besides me.
I am the LORD thy God...Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
You shall not take the name of the LORD, your God, in vain.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.
Remember to keep holy the sabbath day.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.
Honor your father and your mother.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
You shall not kill.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
You shall not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not kill.
You shall not steal.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Thou shalt not steal.
You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house.
Thou shalt not covet.
Did you see it?
The Catholic religion's "traditional way" of enumerating the ten commandments takes away the second commandment (against making images unto ourselves) and makes the 10th commandment into two commandments. If you follow them all the way down from the second commandment you'll see the Catholic religion is always one ahead of the King James. Finally at the tenth commandment they break it into two and make it the 9th and 10th commandments. What deception! What deceit! What guile! I tell no lies here--just get out the Bible and compare. They contradict their own unauthorized Bible by taking away the second commandment! They reject the commandment of God so that they can keep their own tradition.Mark 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
It is easy to see why the Roman Catholic institution has tortured and killed people with Bibles--their deception is so easy to see in light of God's word. When someone is a known deceiver no delivered person will listen to them and pay them for worse-than-worthless "indulgences" and to get out of a fictional purgatory; they start business goes down.
Nobody will get to heaven by breaking God's law and replacing it with something else--denying God's laws is the work of the devil who tempts men to break God's law just like with Eve in the garden of Eden telling her, "Ye shall not surely die." And sure enough, she did die after listening to him. People who keep on praying to idols and following these lies while forsaking the truth will not make it heaven. They will go to hell. Those who have been led astray can REPENT of their false worship, cast away their idols, call on the name of Jesus BELIEVING in his death, burial, and resurrection and they can follow God's word, the Authorized King James Bible. Those who are not saved may wish to see our article, How to Get to Heaven.
- The Roman Catholic Catechism (ISBN 0-385-47967-0) not only takes away the second commandment in its 'A Traditional Catechetical Formula', it also justifies the use and veneration of images/idols/icons