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    Did God Really Say That?This article refutes the idea of the "Catholic Religion Proved by the Protestant

    Bible."

    Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he saidunto the woman, Yea,hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the arden! And the woman said unto

    the serpent, "e may eat of the fruit of the trees of the arden# $ut of the fruit of the tree which is in themidst of the arden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the

    serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die...% &Genesis '#(&)

    *ver since the serpent in the arden the enemies of God+s truth have souht, throuh subtility and

    deception, to cause God+s people to disobey Gods word. Lie common con&artists, these impostors inpretense claim to have deeper understandin into God+s word, in order to ain our trust.

    %... Yea,hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the arden!...% &Genesis '#(

    $ut the true intentions of these impostors is in their desire to mae the word of God of no effect.

    %...And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die# ...% &Genesis '#)

    -n addition to layin aside the commandments of God to hold the traditions of men, there is another note

    worthy characteristic of these impostors. hey mae promises that are not theirs to ive.

    % /or God doth now that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as ods,

    nowin ood and evil.% & Genesis '#0

    %"hile they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption# ...% & 12eter 1#(3

    %...And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.% & 4att. (0#()

    he followin was written in response to a tape called %5atholic Reliion 2roved by 2rotestant $ible% by

    6eep the /aith, -nc. the tape is narrated by 7oel $lae, all 8uotes, unless otherwise noted, are his. - received

    this tape by a friend of mine who wanted to prove the validity of 5atholicism to me.

    Section A !ntroduction to the Roan Catholic Doctrine

    he tape is introduced with the claims that Roman 5atholic doctrine is purportedly derived from#

    (. he $ible & what is e9plicitly or implicitly stated.

    1. Available $ible material & derived from history, tradition, catacombs.

    '. he :oly ;pirit .

    ). he Lord?s presence .

    his writin will be e9aminin these claims. he first two items will be directly responded to. "hether or

    not the 'rd and )th items are accurate statements should become discernible by the time the followin

    material has been covered.

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    Section A.#. Scri$ture

    %o& did 'esus re$ly to those &ho taught &hat scri$ture only i$lied( and did not e)$licitly state?

    %hen was 7esus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted

    forty days and forty nihts, he was afterward an hunred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, -fthou be the ;on of God, command that these stones be made bread. $ut he ans&ered and said( *!t is

    &ritten, 4an shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.?hen the devil taeth him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto

    him, -f thou be the ;on of God, cast thyself down# for it is written, :e shall ive his anels chare

    concernin thee# and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot aainst a

    stone. 7esus said unto him, *!t is &ritten again, hou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.? Aain, the devil

    taeth him up into an e9ceedin hih mountain, and sheweth him all the indoms of the world, and the

    lory of themB And saith unto him, All these thins will - ive thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.hen saith 7esus unto him, ?Get thee hence, ;atan# for it is &ritten, hou shalt worship the Lord thy God,

    and him only shalt thou serve.% &4atthew )#(&(.

    Section A.+. Tradition

    ,hat &as 'esus* re$ly to those &ho &ould teach "traditions" rather than the e)$ressly stated

    scri$ture?

    %hen came to 7esus scribes and 2harisees, which were of 7erusalem, sayin( ,hy do thy disci$lestransgress the tradition of the elders! for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. $ut heanswered and said unto them, *,hy do ye also transgress the coandent of God by your tradition!

    /or God commanded, sayin, :onour thy father and mother# and, :e that curseth father or mother, let himdie the death. $ut ye say, "hosoever shall say to his father or his mother, -t is a ift, by whatsoever thou

    mihtest be profited by meB And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. hus have ye made

    the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did *saias prophesy of you,

    sayin, his people draweth nih unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lipsB but their

    heart is far from me. $ut in vain they do &orshi$ e( teaching for doctrines the coandents of

    en.% &4atthew (0#'&3.

    hen the 2harisees and scribes ased him, ,hy &al- not thy disci$les according to the tradition of the

    elders... :e answered and said unto them, ?"ell hath *saias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written,his people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. :owbeit in vain do they &orshi$

    e( teaching for doctrines the coandents of en. or laying aside the coandent of God( ye

    hold the tradition of en, as the washin of pots and cups# and any other such li-e things ye do.? And

    he said unto them, ?/ull well ye reCect the commandment of God, that ye may eep your own tradition...

    /a-ing the &ord of God of none effect through your tradition( &hich ye have delivered# and many

    such lie thins do ye.% &4ar #=&('.

    But &here is one verse of scri$ture that &arns against holding God*s %oly ,ord above tradition?

    There is none0 But( does scri$ture not &arn against the traditions of en?

    %/orasmuch as ye now that ye &ere not redeeed &ith corru$tible things, as silver and old,fro

    your vain conversation received by traditionfrom your fathersB $ut with the precious blood of 5hrist, as

    of a lamb without blemish and without spot# "ho verily was foreordained before the foundation of the

    world, but was manifest in these last times for you, "ho by him do believe in God, that raised him up fromthe dead, and ave him loryB that your faith and hope miht be in God. ;eein ye have purified your souls

    in obeyin the truth throuh the ;pirit unto unfeined love of the brethren, see that ye love one anotherwith a pure heart fervently#Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the &ord of

    God, which liveth and abideth for ever. /or all flesh is as rass, and all the lory of man as the flower of

    rass. he rass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away# $utthe &ord of the 1ord endureth for

    ever. And this is the &ord &hich by the gos$el is $reached unto you. ,herefore laying aside all...

    hy$ocrisies... As newborn babes, desire the sincere il- of the &ord( that ye ay gro& thereby...% &(

    2eter (#(@&1#.

    %Be&are lest any an s$oil you throughphilosophy and vain deceit( after the tradition of en(after

    the rudiments of the world, and not after 5hrist.% &5olossians 1#@.

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    %his second epistle, beloved,! no& &rite unto youB in both which - stir up your pure minds by way of

    remembrance# hat ye maybe indful of the &ords &hich &ere s$o-en before by the holy $ro$hets(

    and of the coandent of us the a$ostlesof the Lord and ;aviour# 6nowin this first, that there shall

    come in the last days scoffers, walin after their own lusts...% &1 2eter '#(&0.

    %"hosoever therefore shall brea one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be

    called the least in the indom of heaven# but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called

    reat in the indom of heaven.% &4att. 0#(3

    %...These things teach and e)hort.!f any an teach other&ise, and consent not to wholesome words,

    even the words of our Lord 7esus 5hrist, and to the doctrine which is accordin to odlinessB %e is $roud(

    -no&ing nothing... whereof cometh envy, strife, railins, evil surmisins, 2erverse disputins of men of

    corrupt minds, anddestitute of the truth... fro such &ithdra& thyself.% &( imothy =#1&0

    %- chare thee therefore before God, and the Lord 7esus 5hrist, who shall Cude the 8uic and the dead at

    his appearin and his indomB Preach the &ordB be instant in season, out of seasonB reprove, rebue,

    e9hort with all lonsufferin and doctrine. /or the time will come when they will not endure sound

    doctrineB but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, havin itchin earsB And theyshall turn a&ay their ears fro the truth( and shall be turned unto fables.% &1 imothy )#(&).

    At &hat $oint in history did tradition begin to be held as e2ual &ith scri$ture?

    %-n (0)0 at the 5ouncil of rent,the Catholic Church voted to hold tradition e2ual to the teaching of

    the Bible.% &Dr. /abian ;. Reinhart, in %/acts for Roman 5atholics%, p '@.

    Section B ,ritten &ord( Tradition and Pa$acy

    Quote- "The Roman Catholic church existed 350 years before the New Testament was under one

    cover !00 years befor