Read -- The Catholic Chronicles -- A Four Part Series On the Roman Catholic Cult/Empire
You may view a list of false teachings in the Roman Catholic Church [ HERE ]
You may access an online, searchable Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church [ HERE ]
Watch a 53 minute video, "Roman Catholicism: Crisis of Faith"
When the Second Vatican Council closed in 1965, Catholics were optimistic that the church had been renewed and blessing would follow. Little did anyone realize what lay ahead. The decades since Vatican II have been turbulent. Attendance at Mass has plummeted. Finances are critical. Vocations have steadily declined. Internal disputes and scandal are shaking the Church. What is the cause of the present crisis?
"Catholicism: Crisis of Faith" goes to the heart of the question by investigating the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church from a biblical perspective. Follow the journey of former Catholic clergy and laity who courageously faced a crisis of faith and emerged with a life changing experience of Jesus Christ.
Watch a clip from the movie, "Luther" [ Here ], depicting the despicable doctrine of the Roman Catholic Organization known as, "Indulgences". This consists of payment in money, prayers, sacrifices, or "good works" by a living individual in order to reduce or eliminate time spent in Purgatory by a dead individual. Johann Tetzel, a German Dominican friar and preacher, is depicted in the movie as going so far as to claim that, "an indulgence would even wipe away the sin of a man guilty of raping Mary, Mother of God". He became known for a couplet attributed to him, "As soon as the gold in the casket rings, The rescued soul to heaven springs". In various ways and manners, this practice is STILL alive and flourishing in the RCC today !!
Joseph Fiennes stars as "Martin Luther", the brilliant man of God whose defiant actions changed the world, in this epic, ravishingly beautiful film that traces Luther's extraordinary and exhilarating quest for the people's liberation. Regional princes and the powerful Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip on 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refuses to back down, sparking a bloody revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core. Like The Passion of the Christ, Luther is the story of a spiritual leader, German monk Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes), in opposition to the religious orthodoxy of the time (in his case, the 1500s). His goal--to bring God to the people and to take money, fear, and shame out of the equation--made him a reformer to some, a heretic to others.
You may also watch a full length, 1:44 minute, B&W movie from 1953 about the life of Martin Luther [ Here ]
Obtain a copy of "The Gospel According to Rome:" -- Comparing Catholic Tradition and the Word of God, by James G. McCarthy
Read -- "Roman Catholicism: A Biblical Analysis", by Brian Schwertley -- Edited by Stephen Pribble
Read, "Babylon the Great", Mother of Prostitutes and of the Detestable Things of the Earth -- and the Scarlet Beast [ HERE ]