Bro. Rogerson Oliva asked questions about our Roman Catholic Faith!

19 hrs · through facebook.

Bro nicholi mao ni akong giingon nimo bro mao ni studihi ni ayo!!!

My Humble Answer:

Objection 1: call the priest father (catholic church), (word of God) call no man father Matthew 23:9

Bro. Nicholai Answers:

There is no contradiction with that statement my dear brother, the bible prohibits in calling father for the reason that there is only one father in heaven. Christs said these to the pharisees.

“Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.( Matthew 23:9, New American Standard Bible)

There is no absolute statement that we are not allowed to call father on earth, because for instance as an example why you call father or papa to your father in the family. The bible also says about calling “father”.

For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. (1 Corinthians 4:15, New American Standard Bible). priests were become fathers not as a heavenly father but a father through the gospel.

Objection 2: they confess their sins to a priest (catholic church), (word of God) Jesus is the one only faithful to forgive sins.

 

Bro. Nicholai Answers:
John 20:22-23 says:
22. And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23. “If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

This verse wil tell that the authority of forgiving sins were transferred to his apostles or first priests. priests in our Church is successor of the apostles. Our priests absolving sins in the name of three divine person, the father, son and holy spirit. priests are representative of Christ acting in behalf of our Lord Jesus Christ not thereselves.

Objection 3: prayer to dead saints (catholic church), (word of God) God call this an abomination.

Bro. Nicholai Answers:

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. (James 5:16, New American Standard Bible).

This will say brother that a prayer can be a help to a person, we pray to them in our behalf not we pray them as God.

Objection 4: they have made Mary a co-mediator, (catholic church), (word of God) There is only one mediator between man and God.

Bro. Nicholai Answers:

Mary considered as our spiritual mother. As a mother she can help us through prayers that we need. Mary is not a savior like our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus Christ as a mediator between man and God through salvation. 

1. First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,
2. for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
3. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
4. who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

But on verse 1 it says that prayers can be made on behalf and that is an intercession we made to Mary as our intercessor also in prayers.

Objection 5:prayers to Mary (catholic church), only pray to the father, in Jesus Name John 14:13, (word of God)

Bro. Nicholai Answers:

praying to Mary did not considered a God or Savior like our Lord Jesus Christ. Mary can be helpful in prayer like what she did in the miracle of cana( John 2:4-10).

4. And Jesus *said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.”
5. His mother *said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
6. Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.
7. Jesus *said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim.
8. And He *said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him.
9. When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter *called the bridegroom,
10. and *said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine;but you have kept the good wine until now.”

Objection 5: idol worship (catholic church), (word of God) this break the 2nd commandment

Exodo 20:3-5 referring to idols not icons as sacred images. did you know any official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church says that images of Saints and the Blessed Virgin Mary are Gods? that will tell the truth brother. himself the temple of God had images, or in the bible himself had sacred images like the cherubims.

 

17. over the entrance, and to the inner house, and on the outside, and on all the wall all around inside and outside, by measurement.
18. It was carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces,
19. a man’s face toward the palm tree on one side and a young lion’s face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were carved on all the house all around.
20. From the ground to above the entrance cherubim and palm trees were carved, as well as on the wall of the nave.

Ezekiel 41:17-20 says about carved with cherubim.

Note: All scriptural citations are coming from New American Standard Bible through http://unbound.biola.edu/

Thank you very much brother to your questions. I hope answers will give you understanding. kindly visit: www. catholic.com for further information on Roman Catholic Faith. Pro deo et ecclesia….

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