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Trinity – Gen 1:26; Matt 28:19 St Clement (98 AD): „1 God, 1 Christ, 1 Spirit‟; St Theophilus (181 AD): „the Trinity‟
Jesus: only Way to the Father - “I am the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me” (Jn 14: 6). “Those who come in by me will be saved” (Jn 10: 9)
Jesus is God – Mk 14:61-63; Jn 10:30, Jn 14:9-10; Jn 1:1; Phil 2:6; Col 1:15; Tit 2:13
Jesus founded the Catholic Church – Matt 28:19; Mk 16:15; Eph 2:20; 1Cor 3:11
Catholic Church, one true Church – Jn 10:16; Mk 3:25; 1Tim 3:15; Matt 18:17
Catholic Church cannot teach error – Matt 16:16-18; Jn 14:16-17; Lk 10:16; Jn 16:13
Peter’s authority as 1st Pope – The keys are a symbol of authority in Is 22:22 and Rev
1:18. Peter, “feed my sheep” (Jn 21:17). Matt 16:17-19; Acts 1:15, Acts 5:1-10; Mk 8:29.
Peter always 1st – Matt 10:2, Mk 3:16, Lk 6:13-14, Acts 1:13; Lk 9:32; Acts 15:7
Pope’s infallibility – Lk 22:31-32; Matt 16:19; Matt 28:20; Jn16:13
Unbroken succession – Acts 1:15-26; 2 Tim 2:2; Tit 1:5. Visible Church Matt 5:14
Baptism – Jn 3:5; Rom 6:2-6; Mk 16:16; Matt 28:19; Eph 5:26; 1 Pet 3:21; Acts 22:16.
Infant Baptism – Entire households included children. Matt 19:14; Lk 3:21; Acts
16:15; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 16:33; 1 Cor 1:16. Circumcision, normally performed on
infants (Gen 17:12-14), was replaced by baptism (Col 2:11-12). Lk 18:15-17. Nowhere in
Scripture is baptism restricted to adults.
Total immersion unnecessary – The words „came out of the water‟ (Matt 3:16) do not
necessarily imply total immersion. [In the Didache (1st century) we read: ‘Pour water 3
times on the head in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”]
Confirmation – Acts 8:14-17; Acts 19:5-6; Heb 6:2
Eucharist – Mk 14:22-24; Matt 26:26-28; Lk 22:19-20; Jn 6:52-54; 1Cor10:16; Acts2:42
Mass as sacrifice – Heb 10:10; 1Cor 11:23-26
Real Presence – Jn 6:48-61 and Jn 6:66-70; 1 Cor 10:16
Christ wholly present under either kind – 1 Cor 10:17; 1 Cor 11:26-30; Jn 6:51-52, Jn
6:57-59; Acts 20:7; Lk 24:30
Stipends for Mass – 1 Cor 9:7-14
Confession – Jn 20:21-23 obviously the apostles would have to hear sins confessed in
order to forgive sinners; Matt 18:18; 2 Cor 5:18. In Lev 6:6 penance was given by the
Old Testament priests „according to the estimation and measure of the offence‟ obviously
after auricular confession. In Matt 3:6 John the Baptist had Jews confess their sins.
Anointing of the Sick – James (Jas) 5:14-15; Mk 6:12-13
Holy Orders – Acts 14:23; Heb 5:1-4; Acts 20:28; 1Tim:4:14; Lk 22:19; Rom 15:16
Degrees of priestly authority – 1Thess 5:12; Jas 3:1; Eph 4:11; 1 Cor 12:28
Matrimony – Matt 19:5-6; Mk 10:7-9; Eph 5:22-32
Tradition is authoritative - 2 Thess 2:15; 2 Thess 3:6; 1 Cor 11:2; 2 Tim 2:2; 1 Thess
2:13. The Early Church followed apostolic Tradition (Acts 2:42).
Scripture Alone? – NOWHERE in the Bible do we find „Scripture Alone‟. Jesus sends
apostles forth to teach WITHOUT Bibles in Matt 28:19-20. 2 Tim 3:16 says Scripture is
„profitable‟ or „useful‟ but that does not mean that it is the only source of truth as is
confirmed in the Bible itself (see 1 Tim 3:15). Some Scripture is hard to understand (2
Pet 3:16), there is need of an interpreter (Acts 8:30-31; Prov 3:5-6). No Scripture is
subject to private interpretation (2 Pet 1:20-21). Not everything is in the Bible (Jn 21:25;
Jas 4:5). There are specific references quoted in the Bible from non-Biblical sources (eg
Matt 2:23; Acts 20:35). The Catholic Church produced the official 73-book Canon of the
Bible (not vice versa).

Doctrinal Concordance accessed through catholicpages.com; Surprised By Truth 1 and 2, Madrid;     35
Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine, Sheehan; Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Keating; The Catholic
Church has the Answer, Whitcomb; Defend the Faith – Volume 4, Lumen Verum Apologetics.
                BIBLE QUOTES FOR NON-CATHOLICS
Predestination? God predestines no-one to Hell, it is our free choice – 1Tim 2:4.
Neither is Heaven assured – Rom 11:22; Col 1:21-24; 1Tim 4:16; 2Tim 2:12; Heb 3:12
Salvation - No amount of human deeds can earn salvation, but, once baptised, we must
co-operate with God‟s grace by adhering to certain conditions. Grace demands a
response. – Gal 5:21; Phil 2:12-13; Lk 12:48; 1Cor 15:10; Eph 2:10. Don‟t fall (1 Cor
10:12). Keep the Commandments (Matt 19: 16-17; Jn 14: 15; 1 Jn 2: 3-4). Whoever eats
me has eternal life (Jn 6:54). Endure to the end to be saved (Matt 10:22). We are not
forced to continue in grace (Acts 13:43). Good works preserve the grace that saves us.
Faith alone, without works? – The only time „faith alone‟ is mentioned in the Bible is in
James 2:24, where the author says that Abraham was NOT saved by faith alone. Faith
justifies, but not a faith that stands alone from works because faith is the beginning but
not the complete fulfilment of the will of God. Good works are not meritorious for
salvation except those performed when a person is in the state of grace. Faith and good
works are complementary. Therefore, good works are integral to the way of salvation.
Love is greater than faith (1 Cor 13:13); we must avoid sin (Heb 10:26); we must earn
forgiveness (Jas 5:20); Paul disciplines himself to avoid perdition (1 Cor 9:27); works
have merit (Rom 2:6); good works have merit precisely because God has promised to
reward us (Matt 10: 42); we are saved by grace thro‟ faith which works by love – Gal 5:6.
Saints – The prayer of a righteous man profits much (Jas 5:16); the dead in Heaven are
concerned with our prayers (Rev 5:8); Mary intercedes with Christ at Cana (Jn 2:1-11);
Abraham intercedes for Sodom (Gen 18: 16-32); Tobit intermediary (Tob 12:12); Paul
does not pray directly to God (2 Thess 3:1-2); Moses and Samuel‟s intercession (Jer
15:1); Moses intercedes for the Jews (Ex 32:11-14); Job intercedes for Eliphaz (Job 42:8)
Statues – God commands images to be made (Ex 25:18-22; Num 21:8-9). Solomon
builds his temple with statues and images (1 Kings 6:23-29; 35; 7:29)
Relics – Acts 5:15; Acts 19:11-12; Ex 13:19; 2 Kgs 2:13-14; 2 Kgs 13:21
Repetitive Prayer (eg Rosary) – Matt 26: 39, 42, 44; Rev 4:8; Lk 18:9-14; Psalm 136
Priests called ‘Father’ – 1 Cor 4:14-15
Fast and abstinence – 2Cor 11:27; Acts 14:22; Matt 4:1-2
Contraception – Gen 38: 8-10. NB The true Church of Jesus Christ would NEVER allow
condoms; or the contraceptive pill which can cause chemical abortions. ONLY Catholicism NEVER has.
Divorce – Matt 5:32 and Matt 19:9 permit permanent separation for couples whose
unions were illicit for reasons such as being within the forbidden degrees of
consanguinity, neither quote allows divorce while lawful spouse lives. Lk 16:18; 1 Cor
7:10-11; Rom 7:2-3; Eph 5:31 all show that the divorce prohibition is unconditional.
Filioque – The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son – „I and the Father are
one‟ ie consubstantial Jn 17:22. Pope St Leo I confessed the filioque dogmatically in 447
AD, centuries before the schism of 1054 AD (CCC 247). In Jn 16:7 Jesus the Son sends
the Holy Spirit. Hence, the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son.
Immortality of the soul – Soul survives death of body: Gen 35:18. Souls of the just are
in Heaven forever: Wis 3:1. Damned souls are in Hell forever: Mk 9: 48. NB in Mt
10:28 „destroy‟ does not mean annihilation of soul but permanent loss of soul in Hell.
Sins are Mortal or Venial – 1 Jn 5:16-17
Sunday Worship – From the beginning of the Church‟s history the Jewish Sabbath
(Saturday) was replaced by Sunday the first day of the week: Lk 24: 1-2; Jn 20: 1: Acts
2: 1 & 20: 7; 1 Cor 16: 2. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 110): „no longer keeping the Sabbath, but the Lord‟s day‟

Doctrinal Concordance accessed through catholicpages.com; Surprised By Truth 1 and 2, Madrid;     36
Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine, Sheehan; Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Keating; The Catholic
Church has the Answer, Whitcomb; Defend the Faith – Volume 4, Lumen Verum Apologetics.

				
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