Social media isn’t a very constructive use of time. However, I don’t believe it has no usefulness. Two topics that I don’t write a ton of blog posts about, are Israel and Catholicism. They are still near and dear to me as a Bible Believer. Therefore, I do make some comments about these two topics in places with a high profile on social media.
When you make comments about these two topics, you usually find the devils on social media will respond with stock comments. These stock comments are usually not well thought out and can be compared to the “Four legs good. Two legs bad.” comments by the sheep in Animal Farm by George Orwell.
On the topic of Israel, Muslim propagandists will retort with shouts of “Khazars”, “Protocols”, “International Bankers”, “Rothschilds”, “occupation”, and “apartheid”. Comments that contain these buzzwords can be dismissed without hesitation. Here are quick reasons why: No Jew in Israel has any more “Khazar” blood in him than the average Hungarian. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is a known forgery. “International Bankers” aren’t all Jewish. “Rothschilds” are bankers for the Vatican and therefore only middlemen. You can’t “occupy” a land that was vacant before you got there. And finally, Israel is one of the most multicultural societies in world history and bears no resemblance to any “apartheid”.
However, this article isn’t about those topics…
On the topic of Roman Catholicism, the most common objection to Biblical truth is that Roman Catholics will claim that their church gave the world the Bible. This is easily dismissed because the FACT is that their bible has the wrong number of books in it. Although the Apocrypha has some good historical information in it, it is most certainly NOT Scripture and has no place within the pages of the Old Testament where the RCC places them. At the end of the day, the argument isn’t worth having because our Bible has 66 books in it and theirs has 72. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the Catholic Church didn’t give us our Bible.
I read a lot. You should too. If you do, you will see that the vast majority of people think that Roman Catholics are Christians. We can be sure that no one who says this is a regular reader of the Bible. Any reader of the Bible will see that the faith and practice of Roman Catholicism cannot be found within the pages of the Bible (be it 66 or 72 books; although there are a few strange practices found in the Apocrypha).
So the quick comment that I find myself posting a couple times a week on FaceBook and Twitter is “Roman Catholics aren’t Christian according to the Bible.”
People need to see this. They need this truth in front of their eyes. It should be literally plastered all over the internet.
When I post this, out come the sheep screaming “Four legs good. Two legs bad.” In this case, you will often hear some poor, deluded soul write back some mumbling response about the “No True Scotsman” fallacy.
The “No True Scotsman” fallacy doesn’t apply here. The claim here is that we are changing the definition of Christian to exclude Catholics. We are doing nothing of the sort.
The name of the “No True Scotsman” fallacy comes from a funny story. Let me copy it here:
“Imagine some Scottish chauvinist settled down one Sunday morning with his customary copy of The News of the World. He reads the story under the headline, ‘Sidcup Sex Maniac Strikes Again’. Our reader is, as he confidently expected, agreeably shocked: ‘No Scot would do such a thing!’ Yet the very next Sunday he finds in that same favourite source a report of the even more scandalous on-goings of Mr Angus McSporran in Aberdeen. This clearly constitutes a counter example, which definitively falsifies the universal proposition originally put forward. (‘Falsifies’ here is, of course, simply the opposite of ‘verifies’; and it therefore means ‘shows to be false’.) Allowing that this is indeed such a counter example, he ought to withdraw; retreating perhaps to a rather weaker claim about most or some. But even an imaginary Scot is, like the rest of us, human; and none of us always does what we ought to do. So what he is in fact saying is: ‘No true Scotsman would do such a thing!'”
We would define a “Scotsman” as someone who lives or is from Scotland. No one defines a “Scotsman” as someone who lives or is from Scotland AND DOESN’T DO SUCH AND SUCH A CRIME. Unless the guy was being illogical to prove a point.
It is no stretch to define a “Christian” as someone who at least tries to live like Christ or his followers. The actions and doctrines of Christ and his followers are found in the Bible.
What you will not find in the actions of Christ and his followers are Crusades, Inquisitions, Rosaries, prayers to dead saints, Popes, Cardinals, and veneration of statues. You might find versions of Holy Wars and “inquisitions” in the Old Testament. You might also find versions of the other practices before Christ, but it will be in the actions of Baal worshipers and other pagans. They fly in the face of the religion of the Bible.
What does this prove? It proves that Roman Catholicism is a strange blending of bits and pieces of the Bible mixed with millennia old practices of God hating pagans. That mixture doesn’t produce Christianity any more than lipstick on a pig makes a woman.
The Bible proves that Roman Catholicism isn’t Christianity. History proves the same.
However low you make the minimum standard for Christianity. The Albigensian Crusade and the torture chambers of the Inquisition prove that Rome cannot meet the basic requirements. (For a more modern example, look at the actions of the Catholic Ustashe in Serbia during WWII – LESS THAN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.)
Folks, Jesus said “By their fruits ye shall know them.” By that standard, we can be absolutely sure that Rome has closer links with Nimrod and Nebuchadnezzar than Christ and Paul. We are not claiming that the only true church is a church without sin. We are merely claiming that a church with the bloody track record of the Roman Pontiffs cannot be Christian.
This is not an example of the “No True Scotsman” fallacy. This is a basic way to test Rome’s claim to be a Christian church. How do we determine if a man is a Scotsman? We find out if he is from or lives in Scotland. The test is simple. The test to find whether an organization is Christian or not is equally simple: “By their fruits ye shall know them.”
No honest person can look at the poor Galileans of the book of Acts and see any resemblance to the bloody, wine drinking, bloody, worldly, bloody, Bible hating, bloody, billionaires in Rome.
Did I mention that they are bloody?
Rev 18:24 (AV) And in her was found the BLOOD of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
The Roman Catholic Church isn’t Christian. It is Babylonian. Read more about it in Revelation chapters 17 and 18 in the Bible.