Light Exposes the False
Charges by non Catholics
against the Catholic Church...
It never ceases to amaze me the amount of mud that non-Catholics continue to throw at the Catholic Church. However, no matter how much or how hard they throw it, they cannot make any of it stick. They never have learned that you can "proof a truth", but a person possessing simple common sense and the ability to reason, will "never buy the lie".
"In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.""
So let us shout it from the housetops while we shine a bright light on some of the many lies that are thrown at Catholics:
"The Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon of Revelation 17, and the "proof" is in verse 9 where the woman sits upon seven mountains. Those seven mountains are the seven hills of Rome", so they say. Is that proof enough for you?
Alas, however, Rome has more than seven hills with Vatican Hill located across the Tiber River from the seven hills referred to as "the seven hills of Rome". I explained it all here in great detail and with a map of Rome showing the location of the seven hills, and I have provided a list of at least 100 verses which are an affront to Jerusalem.
In these 100 verses, Jerusalem, which does sit on seven hills, is called:
Abomination, Associate of the Scarlet Beast, Babylon, Bad, Bloody City, Cursed, Death of the Prophets, Evil brought upon, Evil Done to the Saints, Fornicator, Gomorrah, Great Harlot, Great Whore, Habitation of Demons, Harlot, Immoral, Laid Waste, Mother of Harlotries, Mother of Abominations, Prostitute, Rebellious, Smitten City, Sodom, Sorcerer, Unfaithful Wife, Whore, and Wickedness of Heart.
Contrast those 100 verses describing Jerusalem, with every verse in Scripture which mentions Rome by name. There are only nine:
Visitors from Rome, Acts 2:10
Claudius ordered Jews to leave Rome, Acts 18:2
Paul said he must also see Rome, Acts 19:21
Bear witness in Rome, Acts 23:11
We came to Rome, Acts 28:14
On our arrival at Rome, Acts 28:16
To all GOD's beloved who are in Rome, Rom 1:7
I am ready to preach the gospel to you also who are at Rome, Rom 1:15,
But when he came to Rome he sought me out, 2Tim 1:17
Do you see anything here that even remotely connects the "whore of Babylon" to Rome?
Now do you have any doubts as to just whom, what, or where, the "whore of Babylon" refers? Still do? Well, lookee here:
Rev 17:18 tells us who, or what and where the "whore" is,
"And the woman whom thou sawest is the great city which has kingship over the kings of the earth."
Well then, all we have to do is to determine which city is this great city, isn't that true?
How convenient it is that Holy Scripture tells us the answer to that one too:
"And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which is allegorically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified."
So, was the Lord Crucified in Rome? I was always taught that it was in Jerusalem, or outside its walls.
Now let us put on our Protestant Sola Scriptura glasses, which I always don when dealing with them, and ask them to show us exactly where in Scripture is Rome associated with the Whore of Babylon? You see, they will not believe anything unless they can find it in the Bible, so we can play that same game too regarding their false charges.
"Catholics 'worship' Mary".
Well, we have two retorts to that lie and they cannot answer either one.
First, if Catholics 'worship' the Mother of GOD, then the Catholic Church has to tell us to.
If the Catholic Church tells us to, then it is written somewhere in genuine Catholic Church documents.
Please show me the document(s) to "prove" your charge?
Second, we tell them this when they give us the 'Mary' riot act:
Do you really think you follow the Bible teaching?
You have mentioned Mary in your post. I will prove
from your very own words (or lack of) that you do not follow
all of Scripture, but pick and choose as you see fit.
"Henceforth", means from the moment she said it until the end of time.
"All generations", I would presume includes you as well as myself and everyone
who has lived ever since the time she said it.
"Shall/Will", denotes a command and not a suggestion.
"Call me Blessed".
You did not call her blessed even once, and I
sincerely doubt that you ever have in your entire life.
Catholics call her "blessed" and obey this command.
Martin Luther, the first protestant, called her "blessed".
He obeyed this command.
Now, please tell me why you do not follow this command of Holy Scripture?
Show me the verse which authorizes you to accept a verse
to conform to your teaching and reject another which does not conform to it?
Aren't we commanded to conform our teaching to the Bible and not to try to conform
the Bible to false teaching?
"Truth has always bothered people and is never
Cardinal Ratzinger, October 9, 2000
However, He who has refused to acknowledge the truth in life will be forced to confront it in death.