Catholic Teachings are from Man: Confused and Chaotic

3/21/2015 51 Comments

The teachings of the Catholic Church clearly came from man, depending on their poperies. They do not come from the Bible, and the sorry result is confused and chaotic. This syndrome is expected when teachings do not reflect the God of the Bible. His Law is perfect, whole, complete, sound. Man therefore only has to peg his steps on His words. Otherwise, we can only see chaos as expressed in the thoughts of our esteemed friend –

Pope Francis (I do not know if your side of Religion even believes in the Pope or for that matter THE VATICAN) has had to make dramatic and drastic changes in the 'ways of the Lord' that one realizes how imperfect "man" is and how ignorant we are in matters of interpretation.

I, for one, have had to tailor my own beliefs to be able to survive the thousand questions that I have been asking myself over so many years.

This is the part of the question of the friend that caught my deepest attention. 

To begin with, I am a person who was raised to believe in almost everything my beloved mother would tell me. From childhood to adulthood, I believed that my mother was the trustworthiest person I knew. She introduced her God to me telling me to fear Him by being a respectful child to everyone older than I was. I have learned to trust her belief in God because in countless occasions I had seen her praying with tears while she presumed that nobody was watching her. Most of all, I have learned also from her that when I pray I must do it in secret, giving me a sense that the God she prays to is a spirit, all powerful, and befitting all reverence.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

This verse and my experiences seeing my mother pray in tears as secretly as possible convinced me beyond doubt that my mother believed in God. The same thing happened to Timothy, a respected minister of Christ in the first century church.

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

With age enough to understand, I remember asking my mother the name of the church she attended. She answered with certainty and firmness, "the Church of God, the only church written in the Bible!” She got her Bible and showed me the verse in Acts 20:28.

THE ACTS 20:28 
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

After reading the verse she volunteered the rationale proving that "Church of God," is the name of the true church in the Bible. She used Daniel 9:19 in explaining that everything that is of God must be called in His name.

DANIEL 9:19 
O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

I was astonished every time my mother showed me the verses of the Bible especially in those years that I have learned how to read. 

In my young mind, I had so many questions about the God of my mother, but every time I asked her, she was always prompt and ready to answer. There were times also when she forgot the exact verse, but consulted a church worker to show me the verse. And really there are such verses expressing the thoughts she had! 

The principles of faith I have learned from my mother since childhood are up to now deeply embedded in my heart and memory. I say deeply because when I started reading the Bible with full curiosity at age 17, I have verified that all of those I have learned from my mother since childhood are undeniably biblical and irrefutable.

TITUS 2:7-8 
7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

This virtue I have acquired from the biblical knowledge of my mother is at present a "trust" among the Members of the Church of God International. From the early 1930's up to now, members of the Church of God are witnesses to the fact that the teachings in the Church of God are irrefutable! [Note: By teachings, we are affiliates of the true church; we did not start a new group]. 

Belief and teachings in the true church must not be or cannot be tailored to fit or at least appease the doubt popping from an inquisitive mind. Whatever is true, there is no contradiction in it.

8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. 
9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Contradictions are found only if a supposed truth is mixed with human perceptions and lies! Thus, the Bible says -

Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD's house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word: meaning nothing must be deducted and added.

PROVERBS 30:5-6 
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

The teachings of the true church were ordained to be taught without change until the consummation of this age. In contrast, the teachings of the Catholic Church or the Vatican for centuries have not only been drastically unsound but off base - simply because they are an amalgam of man’s notions and lies. And if there were reforms, they had been slow in coming. This has been so as leader changed for leader.

MATTHEW 28:19-20 
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The true teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ or "true Christianity,” must not be changed by anybody.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Therefore, the discipline is to learn nothing beyond what is written!

I have applied all this to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.

With this verse we may examine the topsy-turvy teachings of the Catholic Church, but with caution: we must learn from what was written, no more, no less! 

QUESTION: Is the Pope speaking "ex-cathedra" truly infallible? 

More than 260 popes spoke about limbo. If these popes were infallible, how come they were wrong and Pope Benedict XVI is right? If the one who declared that limbo does not exist is right, then the inevitable conclusion is, one (1) is right and the 260 were wrong! 

One proof that there is no limbo is:

MATTHEW 19:14 
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

This statement of the Savior may qualify also those that are childlike in thinking and behavior - those who are mentally and physically incapacitated persons.

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mongoloids or people with Down syndrome are not condemned to go to hell and deprived of entry into heaven by the most compassionate God of the Bible as he declares that He made them too.

EXODUS 4:11 
And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Restricting little children from going to heaven like the 260 popes of the Catholic Church is being anti-Christ! 

Opposing this cruel doctrine, Pope Benedict has in effect declared that all those popes before him are wrong! Not infallible! 

There are other teachings that must be considered by the investigative mind of a believer. 

For example, is the use of rosary biblical? Is there purgatory? Will the novena being done by Catholic faithfuls help in the salvation of souls? Is the "mass" biblical? Is it true that the "host" made from literal flour turns into the real body and blood of the Lord Jesus upon the pronouncement of a priest before the altar? Is it true that the "sign of the cross" is the most potent weapon against satan? Is it true that Mary is forever a virgin? Did she really ascend to heaven "body and soul" and was crowned as the "Queen of heaven?" 

And many, many more doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic Church that are not Bible-based. 

I guess these are some of the questions that for so many years have accumulated unanswered in the mind of our friend, the subject of this blog. And that is why he said "I, for one, have had to tailor my own beliefs to be able to survive the thousand questions that I have been asking myself over so many years." 

I am thankful to God that the belief passed on to me by my mother is biblical and not the kind of belief that I have to tailor by myself to believe! 

I am ready to discuss in the next issues of this blog, the doctrines aforementioned. 

I'll be waiting for my readers' response. May God bless you. 

Sincerely yours, 
Brother Eli


  1. This is an eye opener and I hope my friends reads this. Truly makes me realize how blessed I am.

  2. I agree in so many points that you discussed in your article. Thank God for sharing these things. May God bless you!

  3. Very true. Thanks be to God because there were many questions that are answered with God's help and mercy about the REAL Truth that I was looking for. Thanks be to God to Bro. Eliseo Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon and all the brethren in the CHURCH OF GOD, for without them I might still be confined in a mental institution.

  4. Thanks be to God!!! for the enlightenment mr. controversy

    This is a must to read, i'm looking forward for the next issues...

  5. And were also sincerely readers of your Blog Bro Eli. Thank's be to God for always Being There! To God Be The Glory!

  6. Thanks be to GOD Bro Eli for another wonderful blog.
    The teachings of Christ must not be lessen or added.
    Limbo is not in the Bible

  7. Bro eli,please let them know the true CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS...
    Thanks be to God.

  8. This was an authentic belief from sincerity of an authors, every statement of its topic have manners to defense for the sake of the authentic one, To God be the Honor and Glory! ^_^ 1st Nissan 5775 glorious Christian New Year

  9. Thanks be to God for another eye opener blog!. To all of catholic readers, open your mind and may God bless you

  10. An Eye opener for those who are blind by catholic teachings. Let's Share this Good News.

  11. Thanks Be to God... this is really an eye opener to all the so-called "Sarado Katoliko"

  12. Thanks be to God that we have known this truth in the Bible thru the teachings of His faithful servants bro. Eli and bro. Daniel.

  13. As expected, everything was lay down clearly with Biblical verses to support the discourse. Mr. Controversy takes things in its proper perspective consistently, sighting verses that leads exactly on the context HE can ONLY tackled... I praise GOD .. because of the wisdom HE has given him.. and I pray to GOD, "kalusugan po at mahaba pang buhay sa kanya".

  14. I Thank the Almighty that I he blessed me enough to learn these teachings and more, and got converted from following an unbiblical teaching now to a solid bible written doctrines of The Lord Jesus Christ. To God Be The Glory!!!

  15. As I learned the teachings of the Lord in the Bible through Bro. Eli, I throw away all my religious belief and started not to entertained any teachings without the proof of being a truth. Thanks to GOD!

  16. Wake up Catholics! Its high time for your to realize this truth.

  17. "one (1) is right and the 260 were wrong!" I totally agree with this, why does Catholic popes would still stand for their old wrong teachings if they knew that its not on the Bible and merely an illusion of the leaders of the Catholic Church? Thanks be to God for another wonderful topic discussed by Mr. Controversy.

  18. A great read from someone who was raised in the Catholic faith. thank God I was called to the true Church of God.

  19. No wonder why the catholic teachings are all so vague, because even the pope do not understand what he believes in.. The Pope should ask Bro. Eli so that he won't need to fabricate his beliefs to answer the thousands of questions he has been asking himself for so many years. . .

  20. Napakaliwanag ng paliwanag, a must read blog! ^_^
    salamat po sa Dios

  21. That ia based on the bible.. go mr. Controversy. Godbless

  22. Very nice topic Bro. Eli, thanks be to God for having you in our church. I suggest Bro. Eli with God's mercy and help, you can write a blog for those who believe in " ONCE SAVE, ALWAYS SAVE" to enlighten their minds. GOD BLESS BRO.ELI!

  23. Thanks be to God for I have learned the true doctrines of our Lord Jesus Christ! And Thanks be To God for giving us honest preachers, Bro Eli and Bro Daniel. To God be the Glory! looking forward to your next blog @Mr.Controversy God Willing :) #proudCHRISTIAN

  24. Sound and complete teachings of the Bible is happening in the Church of God (MCGI) presided by Bro. Eli Soriano, here, we members of MCGI are no need to tailor our belief just to suffice what we heard (the doctrines). By that we are very thankful to God.

  25. I myself had so many questions in my mind before, after knowing the truth by the Gospel of Christ, those questions got answered and gave peace to my mind specially my heart. Thanks be to GOD and to our Lord JESUS CHRIST, even though i am not worthy, HE called me to HIS Church. I am encouraging those people that still has so many questions in their mind and are reading this blog, to give time to themselves and try to listen to the DOCTRINES of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. To GOD be the glory forever!

  26. Ever expanding enlightnment, thanks be to God

  27. 'Thanks be to God'.. Clearly and Biblically explained',

  28. To all my friends and relatives. . . please think about this . . . and ask God for guidance . . .

  29. Thanks be to God for this very informative and educational article.

  30. Very educational blog to know the truth about thw bible.

  31. thanks be to God for the enlightenment...

  32. This is the true Church of God according to the Bible!
    To God be the Glory.......

  33. Another eye opener from Mr. Controversy X

  34. This is true. In reading the Bible when we involve our own perceptions the result is confusion. Better adhere to what the word of God advises. And Thanks be to God for letting us know his words because we will not learn this on our own. Thanks be to God for using Mr. Xtraordinary to open the minds of many Catholics. I hope and pray your Blogs may reach many people in this dispensation. May God take care of you and your love ones!

  35. Thanks be to God, for this blog of mr controversy....

  36. Another truth revealed by Mr. Contorversy: Is the pope speaking "ex-cathedra" infallible? As Mr. Controversy shed some light to this fallacy, the current pope, Benedict XVI, who is in ex-cathedra and suppose to be infallible, declared or recent times, there is no Limbo. Ergo, all 260 previous popes were wrong. Infallible? Read on.

  37. I was deceived for 60 years by the catholic teachings of this LIMBO. Thanks GOD for having Bro. Ely in my life. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

  38. As we can see, none of their teachings are in unison with the Bible. If they would just refer to the Bible, they wouldn't be misled! tsk. tsk. even the popes prove each other wrong.


  40. Wrong interpretation of the BIBLE

  41. I'm so sorry to hear that there are so many confused souls out there on what the Catholic Church actually believes and teaches. And if you read the official Catechism of the Catholic Church published by Pope John Paul II you will see this whole article is from a misinformed person that is saying things about the Catholic faith that are very misleading. For instance, the belief in papal infallibility is true but was by no means ever used by Pope Benedict XVI. In fact, in the 2000+ year history of the Catholic Church since our Lord Jesus Christ founded her by His own blood and poured the Holy Spirit to reveal all truth, there have only been a few instances that papal infallibility has been used through ex cathedra. And I'm sorry to inform you that Pope Benedict XVI never spoke ex cathedra. May God bless you and lead down a path to Him and not be led astray by articles of false teachings about what the Catholic Church doesn't even believe herself.

  42. Catholics , while there is still time .
    Ask questions, find , research , test every spirit .
    As well as others who are seeking the truth .
    Try Brother Soriano .