The God of the Roman Catholics is not the God of the Bible
There is a God who caused the Bible to be written in a language understandable by human faculties. To understand Him, He shares to us His feelings and emotions.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
In the preceding verses God reveals to us His feelings and emotions that by our own emotions and feelings we can understand.
The God of the Bible is an exact God, in detail, in time, in needs, in number, and in all other senses necessary for us to acquire what can be exactly called “wisdom!” The wisdom that comes from God is real wisdom. In contrast, the wisdom of this world is lunacy!
I CORINTHIANS 1:20, 25
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
We underscore this difference in the midst of man insisting on his own wisdom and trying to measure God by his own conceit.
It is in God’s wisdom that He created things perceivable (like the universe) and things beyond the perception of men.
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Here’s an excerpt from an article written by Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor dated December 24, 2013. It talks about scientists trying to discover the age of the earth, at the same time emphasizing their limitations in knowing everything. Scientists are still limited in that they can only know what they can see but not what they cannot, she said.
How can a God, who created the spectacular universe and the unperceived wonders beyond its boundaries, lack or come short of wisdom and teachings in the Book, which He Himself authored?!!!
No professor in any field of science and education will write a book lacking in wisdom to produce another professor! A good teacher teaches everything he knows to produce students of his own caliber that will finally be his crowning glory as a teacher.
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
God Himself and His Son Jesus Christ authored the Bible. God ordained prophets of old to write His words and His will, and inspired later prophets to write and affirm information of those of the former.
Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Jesus Christ willed that “all” His teachings be written by the Apostles and Evangelists.
I CORINTHIANS 14:37
If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Will God Almighty and the Savior Jesus Christ allow that their written teachings and instructions be found wanting so as to give way to traditions and invented dogmas of the Roman Catholic? What a stupid thinking!
Here’s what they are saying:
“The lesson, though, is this: relying on the "Bible alone" is a bad idea; we are not to rely solely on Sacred Scripture to understand Christ's message. While Scripture is "given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16-17), it is not sufficient for reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.” (https://www.fisheaters.com/septuagint.html)
These people are anti-Christ, trying every possible escape to include their invented fallacies to be accepted as biblical truth! We are not to rely solely on Sacred Scripture to understand Christ's message? In using the verse 2 Timothy 3:16-17, they used it in a perverted silly scheme which contents directly mention them. Note what they say: “(2 Timothy 3:16-17), it is not sufficient for reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.” A very noticeable stupidity!!! Let us consider the verses.
II TIMOTHY 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
An elementary student may understand what these Catholic mentors do not because of the darkness that covers their mind! The concluding paragraph tells us “That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works,” meaning that the inspired scriptures is sufficient to teach a believer to be “perfect.”
Perfect in the Bible means “whole,” not wanting of anything, is complete. The Greek word ἄρτιος was used. “Thoroughly furnished” unto “all” good works! The quantifiers used by Apostle Paul, “thoroughly” and “all” affirm the completeness of the Holy Scriptures. There is no reason why a book intended by God to be an instrument of salvation to mankind be lacking in any essence of truth needed for its purpose!
II TIMOTHY 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
The Catholic belief in the Bible mingled with their stupid inventions of dogmas, traditions (written and invented), papal encyclicals and pronouncement ex-cathedra are apparently the works of anti-Christs! They are not Bible-based but are more devices of men!
II PETER 1:16
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
To safeguard the faith of Christians and the things that they should believe in, the apostles gave instructions from the Lord that, “you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written”!
I CORINTHIANS 4:6 (RSV)
I have applied all this to myself and Apol'los 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.
Even an angel from heaven, having invented unwritten doctrines, must be cursed!
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.
The phrase, “angel from heaven” aggravates the intensity of this warning about the coming of invented doctrines beyond what is written by the Apostles. It is a possibility forewarned about. It is an attendant circumstance mentioned that makes more serious this warning. Who would think that an angel from heaven have in mind polluting the word of God? But since it is mentioned in the Bible, it is sure to come or has already come and we are to be alert and circumspect about it. We should not be willing to take risks.
Another favorite escape goat of the Catholic Church to introduce their invented doctrines to their blinded followers is John 20:30.
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
Note that those that were not written are “signs” or σημεῖον in Greek which means “miracles,” they are not teachings or instructions or words to believe and live by! Other things were not written are:
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
The word used is ποιέω in Greek means, “things done or made” - not teachings or instructions. Teachings and instructions that form part of the Christian faith are complete in the Inspired Scriptures! There must be no room or a little space for man’s invented doctrines and instructions to come in polluting God’s word!
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
God is exact when He said:
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:
He will surely penalize disobedience!
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Thus we can conclude with certainty that the Catholic faith is “WRONG” when they say that the Bible is not enough “for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”!
To all my Catholic readers, may the God of the Bible open your understanding.
God bless you.