One Of Satan’s Method Of Deceiving Is Keeping People In Ignorance.
Why Would The Roman Catholic Church Prevent People From Getting The Knowledge Of The Bible For Themselves?
It’s Because They Want To Keep People In Ignorance So They Can’t Comprehend The Errors Of The Roman Catholic Faith.
A Careful Study Of Scriptures Would Reveal All The Deceptions Of The Roman Catholic Church And People Would Know The Truth.
Here’s What The Catholic Church Says:
CCC 100, “The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him.”
With This Deception, Millions Are Kept In Ignorance. They Follow Blindly.
On The Other Hand, What Does Jesus Say About Bible Study?
“John 5:39 SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
The Bible Speaks Directly Opposite To The Deceptions Of The Roman Catholic Church:
“Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
“Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
“2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
To Understand The Will Of God Concerning You, You Must Study His Word And Obtain Personal Knowledge To Know And Perform Your God Given Duty.
God’s Word Is Not A Mystery, That Must Be Only Interpreted By A Fellow Man Excepting Others. That’ll Be Dangerous And Devilish.
Before You Study The Word Of God, Pray For Understanding And The Holy Spirit Shall Grant You Understanding.
The Bible Was Written For You And Me And Not For Any Particular Fallible Man To Interpret For Us.
The Roman Church Still Holds This Dangerous Doctrine And Would They Not Ban And Burn Bible Again (As In Dark Ages) When They Regain World Power? Yes They Will.
And Now The Wicked Working Of Printing So Many Diluted Versions Of The Bible, Traces To Rome.
Also Read: The Truth About The Jesuits And Their Venom.
God Is Calling All His People Out Of This Religio-Political System Which Is Leading Many To Perdition.
Will You Heed This Call And Be Saved?
“Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”
Satan well knew that the Holy Scriptures would enable men to discern his deceptions and withstand his power. It was by the word that even the Saviour of the world had resisted his attacks. At every assault, Christ presented the shield of eternal truth, saying, “It is written.” To every suggestion of the adversary, He opposed the wisdom and power of the word. In order for Satan to maintain his sway over men, and establish the authority of the papal usurper, he must keep them in ignorance of the Scriptures. The Bible would exalt God and place finite men in their true position; therefore its sacred truths must be concealed and suppressed. This logic was adopted by the Roman Church.For hundreds of years the circulation of the Bible was prohibited. The people were forbidden to read it or to have it in their houses, and unprincipled priests and prelates interpreted its teachings to sustain their pretensions. Thus the pope came to be almost universally acknowledged as the vicegerent of God on earth, endowed with authority over church and state. GC 51.3
The detector of error having been removed, Satan worked according to his will. Prophecy had declared that the papacy was to “think to change times and laws.” Daniel 7:25. This work it was not slow to attempt. To afford converts from heathenism a substitute for the worship of idols, and thus to promote their nominal acceptance of Christianity, the adoration of images and relics was gradually introduced into the Christian worship. The decree of a general council (see Appendix) finally established this system of idolatry. To complete the sacrilegious work, Rome presumed to expunge from the law of God the second commandment, forbidding image worship, and to divide the tenth commandment, in order to preserve the number. GC 51.4
God’s word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare. She is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men. She is piling up her lofty and massive structures in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated.Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is.Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution. GC 581.2
GC: The Great Controversy