Midnight Oil Books

Wise Virgin

What is Wrong with the Roman Catholic Church?

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Why pray to Mary and to dead saints (Deut.18:10-12) when the Bible teaches us to pray to God (Matthew 6:9; Luke 18:1-7; etc.)? Why confess our sins to a priest when scripture teaches that we can confess our sins to God for forgiveness (1 John 1:9) and to one another (James 5:16)? Is Mary the "queen of heaven" or a "perpetual virgin" or the "co-redemptress" or "another mediator" between God and man (Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5)? Are the bread and wine actually changed into Christ's body and blood at the Eucharist over and over again or was he sacrificed only "once" (Heb. 9:25-28)? Do papal decrees really nullify scripture? Do Catholics worship "graven images" (Ex.20:4)? Should a priestly hierarchy lord it over the laity or should there just be "...one ... Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren" (Matthew 23:8)? Does the Bible advocate a celibate priesthood or marriage (1 Cor. 9:5; 1 Tim. 4:3)? Is "freedom of religion" merely "liberty to err" as the Pope says?