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 Prepare "Goodbyes for Your Catholic Friends, for They Won't Be Joining Us in the Hereafter!

Brother Hardwick Preaching

Anyone can call himself a Christian, but that doesn’t make it so. Anyone can quote the Bible, but that doesn’t make him saved. Anyone can build a giant, elaborate cathedral, with stained glass windows and ornate sculptures, but that doesn’t make him Heaven-bound. Friends, the number of Hell-bound heathens claiming to believe in Jesus is countless. They go by names like Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Moonies and Branch Davidians. No matter the name, they will roast on a spit above Satan’s hot coals for eternity while we sip Rothschild’s finest with our Savior in Heaven. But perhaps the most dangerous cult, whose members will be the first plunged into Lucifer’s fiery abyss, is also one of the most popular. I am, of course, referring to the Catholics.

Catholics claim to be Christians despite the fact that much of what they believe constitutes the essence of blasphemy. They spit in Jesus’ face every time they hold mass, yet many saved Christians still believe Catholics will be ascending to Heaven with us. How could our colleagues be fooled by a religion that is so obviously anti-Christian? They assume that, because the Catholics have millions of followers worldwide, they must believe something right. Well, let me tell you something – popularity means nothing. Sixty million Americans eat Spam but that hardly makes it good.

The ways in which Catholics defy God’s word are too numerous to describe in this sermon. So let me just focus on a few. First, they worship mortals, something God expressly admonished against. Catholics claim to love Jesus and claim to believe in the Holy Trinity. But they don’t limit their worship to God, as the Bible demands (Exodus 20:3). Instead, they pray to mere mortals – Mary, Joseph and the so-called “saints” – humans, whom they have made gods in their own right. Humans, who they believe can perform the miracles of our Savior. I once saw a Catholic woman praying beside her car in a mall parking lot. When I asked her if she was praying to the Lord, she said, “no,” she was praying to Saint Anthony to help her find her car keys.

This is idolatry, pure and simple. The Bible orders us not to pray to dead men (Psalms 106:28), and Jesus instructs us not to pray to angels (Colossians 2:18). We are to have one God, and one God alone. The Catholics actually worship a woman! Mary, the woman who was selected at random to serve as the incubator for Christ. There are actually documents written by popes that say Mary, a mortal female, is the key to salvation. Blasphemy doesn’t get more blatant than that.

But the Catholics don’t stop there. They actually bow before and pray to statues – graven images not only of God but of these mortals they (not God) have declared to be saints. Bowing to images is the essence of idolatry (Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 5;9; Isaiah 44:17; Daniel 3:5, 10, 15), even if the image is of God (Exodus 32:4-6 with Psalms 106:19-20). What happens to those who practice idolatry? They never enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

There are numerous other Catholic beliefs that run afoul of God’s word. The Catholics believe some people neither go to Heaven nor Hell, but instead wind up in an imaginary fantasyland they call “purgatory” (even though there is no such place described in the Bible). The Catholics believe we cannot confess our sins to God directly, but instead have to recite them to a pedophile intermediary, despite the fact that the Bible never suggests this. They think, in order to be forgiven of sin, we have to recite rote prayers over and over (like some elementary school kid ordered to write, “I will not talk in class” 100 times on the blackboard), even though such nonsense finds no support in the Bible. They baptize babies before they know the difference between Jesus and Pampers. Even worse, they reject the Bible in favor of the statements of some nelly queen in a dress and a Madonna bosom-cup hat, believing anything that idol says while in the cathedral comes from God. That is blasphemy if the term has any meaning! And worst of all, they don’t believe one must be born again to enter the Kingdom of Heaven!

The bottom line is that the Catholic church is nothing more than a cult that happened to catch on. Granted, the pope has a greater following than Jim Jones did, but the distinction ends there. One need only watch an altar boy walk bowlegged from a priest’s chambers to recognize theirs is hardly the “true faith.” Homosexuality is not merely something the Catholics have overlooked and ignored. It is something they have actively promoted. And if all of that isn’t enough to convince you of the truth, bear in mind that Catholics claim to have seen visions of the face of Mary bleeding on objects ranging from an adobe wall to a bowel movement. They might as well be Elvis-spotters. And for all the good the pomp and circumstance of their services will do them, the Catholics might as well just sacrifice pets on their front lawns. That would give them the same shot at Heaven -- none.

So say “farewell,” “goodbye,” “hope the heat doesn’t get to you” to all your Catholic friends. For one thing is certain. There is no room in Heaven for Mary-loving, incense-burning, Pope-adoring, candle-lighting, apparition-seeing, statue-slobbering, ring-kissing, wafer-eating, stained glass-loving, altar-boy banging, mackarel-snapping idol-worshipers!







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