Fords and Chevys
So you went out and purchased an old
used car, and soon after, it had a problem. You did not have the money to have a
mechanic fix it so you decided to fix it yourself. Not knowing anything about
that brand of car, you purchased a repair manual for another brand from a friend
because he owned the store that sold them.
You read the manual from cover to
cover and found out it did not help you much at all to fix your car. You were
too proud to admit you had wasted all that time and expense. So you wandered
around in the darkness and muddled around that car for the rest of your life,
not ever learning anything about it, or how to fix it.
Believe it or not, I received an email from a Seventh Day Adventist who remarked
that I have been brainwashed by Catholic literature. He suggested if I wanted to
know the truth about the Catholic Church, I should go outside the Catholic
Church to find it. I asked him how can I find the truth of what the Catholic
Church teaches in a SDA or any other Church which teaches against the Catholic
Church? He sent me a list of books and suggested I read them. Everyone of the
authors were known heretics and Catholic haters.
This person topped the list
of stupid ideas of all that I have ever received.
In essence he said I should
buy a Chevy manual to
learn about Fords.
Now, when I wanted to learn about Seventh-day Adventists, I
acquired a set of books written by E.G. White, the source for SDA teaching.
No Presbyterian, or Methodist, or Catholic taught me.
When I wanted
to learn about Jehovah's Witnesses, I looked at their literature, obtained a JW
bible, and obtained several of
their books and studied them.
No Episcopalian, or Anglican, or Catholic
When I wanted to learn about Mormonism, I went to Mormon
sources and obtained a book of Mormon. I then went to pro-Mormon websites and
learned what they teach.
No Jew, or Moslem, or Catholic taught me.
Why then do not others do the same thing? I receive the
same questions over and over from protestants who do not know the truth about
what the Catholic Church teaches. You see, they all own Fords but are all reading from a
Chevy manual. They never
bothered to go to the source where they should have gone in the first place.
Instead they spin wheels and muddle around for the rest of their lives. They
make derogatory remarks about Fords because they do not know the first thing about
How can anyone learn what a Church
without going to the source of that teaching and seeing
Are you going to learn the honest truth
of what the Catholic Church teaches
1. A parent or relative who
has hated the Catholic Church all their lives?
2. A peer or friend who hates
the Catholic Church?
3. Your Church which may have been biased against the
Catholic Church for many years?
4. A book written by an
5. Any other source other than the Catholic Church
I CAN GUARANTEE YOU WILL NOT FIND THE
TRUTH OF WHAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHES FROM ANY OF THOSE
When in doubt, always go to the
You are playing "You bet your soul if you don't."
perpetuate a lie without trying to find the truth,
take a look at Revelation
21:27 for the
unhappy ending of those who do this.
Purchase a copy of the Catechism of the
Catholic Church. It will tell you
what the Church
teaches, and you will have acquired the knowledge
"THE TRUTH IS TO BE FOUND NOWHERE ELSE
BUT IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE SOLE DEPOSITORY OF APOSTOLICAL DOCTRINE.
HERESIES ARE OF RECENT FORMATION, AND CANNOT TRACE THEIR ORIGIN BACK TO THE
Since therefore we have such proofs, it
is not necessary to seek
the truth among others which it is easy to obtain from the Church since the apostles, like a rich man [depositing his money] in a
bank, lodged in her hands most copiously all things pertaining to the truth: so
that every man, whosoever will, can draw from her the water of life. For she is
the entrance to life; all others are thieves and robbers. On this account are we
bound to avoid them, but to make choice of the thing pertaining to the Church
with the utmost diligence, and to lay hold of the tradition of the truth. For
how stands the case? Suppose there arise a dispute relative to some important
question among us, should we not have recourse to the most ancient Churches with
which the apostles held constant intercourse, and learn from them what is
certain and clear in regard to the present question? For how should it be if the
apostles themselves had not left us writings? Would it not be necessary, [in
that case,] to follow the course of the tradition which they handed down to
those to whom they did commit the Churches?"
Saint Irenaeus, 180
Against Heresies, Book 3, Chapter 4, Par 1, Jurgens
Written by Bob Stanley, September 2,
Updated December 25, 2006
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