Prayer for the dead and the sign of the cross commenced about 310 A.D.
Wax candles were introduced into RCC churches about 320 A.D.
Celebration of December 25 as Christmas by Rome was about 353 A.D.
Worship of Saints and angels came about 375 A.D.
Mass was first adopted as a daily celebration at about 394 A.D.
Worship of Mary and the use of the term "Mother Of God" began to develop at about 431 A.D.
Priests began to dress differently from laity at about 500 A.D.
The doctrine of purgatory started being taught at about 593 A.D.
Worship in an unknown tongue (Latin) began in 600 A.D.
Boniface III was given title of "Universal Bishop" and thus becomes first pope in 606 A.D.
Feasts in honor of the virgin Mary began at about 650 A.D.
The kissing of the Pope's feet began in 709 A.D.
Worship of the cross, of images and relics began in 788 A.D.
Holy water invented was about 850 A.D.
The veneration of St. Joseph was instituted in 890 A.D.
Baptism of Bells began in 965 A.D.
Canonization of saints began in 993 A.D.
Feasts of the dead was instituted at about 1003 A.D.
Celibacy of the priesthood was decreed in 1074 A.D.
The doctrine of the infallibility of the Roman Catholic church was invented in 1076 A.D.
Prayer beads were invented in 1090 A.D.
Doctrine of the seven sacraments were started in 1140 A.D.
Origin of the inquisition (wicked torture and killing of Bible believers) was in 1184 A.D.
Sale of indulgences began in 1190 A.D.
Wafer was substituted for bread in the Lord’s supper in 1200 A.D.
Transubstantiation adopted 1213 A.D.
Confession (auricular: private confession to a priest) was instituted in 1213 A.D.
The Inquisition was introduced into France in 1216 A.D.
Adoration of wafer (Host) was instituted in 1220 A.D.
Hand bell use during mass was started 1227 A.D.
The Bible was forbidden to laymen and placed in the "Index" of forbidden books in 1229 A.D.
Cardinals were ordered to wear red hats in 1245 A.D.
Feast of Corpus Christi was instituted in 1264 A.D.
The scapular was invented about 1287 A.D.
Sprinkling for immersion was decreed in 1311 A.D.
The Ave Maria was started in 1316 A.D.
The procession of the Holy Sacrament was started in 1336 A.D.
Communion in one kind; cup was taken from the laity in 1415 A.D.
Purgatory was decreed in 1439 A.D.
The Inquisition was introduced in Spain in 1478 A.D.
Roman Catholic tradition was placed on the same level as the scriptures in 1546 A.D.
Apocryphal books were added to the Bible (counted as Scripture) in 1546 A.D.
Immaculate conception of virgin Mary (that Mary was born without sin) started in 1854 A.D.
Doctrine of the temporal power of the pope was proclaimed in 1864 A.D.
Proclamation by Pius IX’s “Syllabus” condemning modern liberties was in 1864 A.D.
Pius IX’s “Syllabus” was ratified by the Vatican Council in 1870 A.D.
Infallibility of the POPE was decreed in 1870 A.D.
Pius X’s Encyclical on mixed marriages (condemning as null and void all marriages between two Catholics, or a Catholic and a Protestant if not celebrated by a priest) was in 1908 A.D.
Dogma of Bodily Assumption of Mary was decreed in 1930 A.D.
A devout Roman Catholic until 18 and she was saved OUT of that Pagan religion.
Here's her Poem
To Romish priests I often knelt,
Confessing sin and guilt;
I never heard that God's dear Son
For me His blood was spilt.
Rosary beads and scapulars,
Candles, Mass and stations -
All these were mine, by money bought;
I trusted these oblations.
But oh, I didn't know The King,
The One whom God had sent,
The precious Lamb, for sinners slain,
Who up to Calvary went.
But when that good news came to me,
Of Christ, 'twas like a knife;
It opened wide my heart to Him,
I passed from death to Life.
Irene Frances Hammer
If you're a Roman Catholic reading this and see your need of biblical salvation, please read the following section below on how you can be saved and know it.
1 John 5:13 says: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life ... Wouldn't you you like to be able to lie down tonight and go to sleep knowing that if you died during the night you would be, "absent from the body and present with the Lord" 2 Cor. 5:8? The way to be sure of salvation is to:
1. You must see yourself a lost sinner, ...
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans
because you are according to the bible, ... dead in tresspasses and sins; walk according to the course of this world; you have the ... spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience; The way you live now is ... in the lust of our flesh; you are one of the ... by nature the children of wrath; Ephesians chapter 2.
2. If the Holy Spirit has convicted you of your self-righteousness, are you willing to turn from your sins to the only one that never sinned? Your Pope sins, your Priest sins and you commit sins! The only way to get forgiven of your sins is a blood atonement and the unbloody sacrifice the Roman Catholic Church's Mass won't do it. The only way is through the blood the Lord Jesus Christ shed for you and that is included in the Gospel. ... I declare unto you the gospel ... how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
3. Biblical Salvation is a free gift of God, ... the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. There is NO works involved in it. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
4. Are you ready to be saved and know it? The following verses will show you exactly how to be saved. My comments are in "()" parentheses.
That if thou (put your name here) shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart (NOT just your head) that God hath raised him from the dead, (this is the gospel as in number 2, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4) thou shalt be saved. For with the heart (NOT just your head) man believeth unto righteousness; (righeousness is sinlessness as far as God is concerned) and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (after you are saved, you just tell someone) For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: (all are saved one way now, John 14:6) for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever (put your name here) shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:9-13(will you call upon the Lord right now and ask him to save you the best way you know how? Sincerely tell Him that you know you are a lost sinner, you realize your church can't save you and ask the Lord to save you right now.
Remember 1 John 5:13 says: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life ... If you were sincere when you asked the Lord to save you, then Romans 10:14 says ...How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
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