Foreword: A Letter to Roman Catholics
Dear Roman Catholic,
I want to be very clear regarding my reasons and intent for writing this material. First, why did I create this website? Why would I spend countless hours of my time compiling this information for you to read? The reason is not because I have some form of vendetta against the Roman Catholic Church and want to attack your faith. The true reason is because I love you. I love you and I want you to make an informed decision about what you believe.
For quite some time, I have had a conviction to witness to Roman Catholics. I was a Roman Catholic for over ten years, and it wasn’t until I began researching church doctrine and comparing it with the Bible that I became aware of the differences. How many people, regardless of their denomination, follow their church blindly without making an informed decision of what they believe? I first began my ministry by writing articles on this website about general biblical doctrine. I never drew direct comparisons to Roman Catholicism or made direct references to it. However lately, I have had a feeling of urgency to get this information out and to quit “beating around the bush.” So to be direct, I have compiled this section on Roman Catholicism to help people understand the differences between biblical Christianity and the teachings of Rome.
I say again that this website is not meant as a personal attack on your Catholic faith. All I wish to achieve is for you to be educated about the doctrines of Rome and the doctrines of the Bible. Do you understand the teachings of Roman Catholicism? Have you ever compared their teachings with the Bible? If you’ve done your due diligence and you’re satisfied with being a Roman Catholic, then that’s all I could ask for. However if you have never taken the time to read the Bible, I implore you to please take at least a few moments to skim this material.
Do not become swayed in your Catholic faith because of my writings or my interpretations. The Scripture says to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). It is my desire for you to take what I have written, do your own homework, and make up your own mind… whether it be to follow Rome or not.
I pray you are all blessed.